Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Especially for our Mums

Hi there and welcome to another Teddy Bo Tuesday.  All the new releases today were created for all those special Mum's out there, and with Mothering Sunday fast approaching these images give you plenty of time to create that very special card.

Don'tforget you still have plenty of time to enter our current Teddy Bo challenge - Pearls & swirls.

I have chosen to use TEDDYBO_182

Coloured with copic's and prisma's.  
 I also added clear sakura stardust pen to the letters to make them sparkle, 
although that doesn't show well in the photograph.
Papers are First Edition Daydream.
Swirl was die cut on my black cat cutter.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges ;

Friday, 24 February 2012

Fairytale Friday

Hi and welcome to another Fairytale Friday.
If you've not heard of Fairytale Friday before then go on over to the Teddy Bo Challenge and check it out.
I have used the ever so cute TEDDYBOBEA_TABS_007
I love the Teddy Bo tabs. Such great value and always wonderful images.
I don't know about you but I find it so difficult to make a card that's not a square 
but this image shouted for a rectangle card so I obeyed. 

Coloured with copic's. Glamour dust added to his pompom.
Papers are from my very well used 6x6 MME Lost & Found stack.
I stuck 2 pages of the dots together to make the paper bigger.
Oliphant was coloured then fussy cut out
and mounted onto another piece of lost & found paper.
I have added glamour dust glitter to his pom pom.
The 2 panels are the front and back of the same paper.
Silver flower brads are Papermania I think.
Ribbon, bakers twine and sentiment from my stash.

I'm really pleased with this card and I already have an order for a second one.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
i-copic - animals
Moving along with the times - lots of layers
Simon says stamp - 3 different papers
Digital Tuesdays - sparkles
Here come the boys - vintage feel
Dream valley - just for men
Paper sundaes - birthdays
Hotshot crafts - one for the boys
Cardmaking Mamas - Happy Birthday
H xx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

It's D'Arcy Day

Hiya gang and welcome to a new set of super duper digi's from D'Arcy's Diaries.
We have some great news for you all. 
As of the next release, Thursday 8th March we will have our very own challenge!

This set of images are amazing. 
 How often do you see such a gentle image of a pregnant lady? 
Wouldn't it make a wonderful Mother's day card for her?
The rest of the team have made some amazing cards with these images,
 so when you've checked out my card I'd love you to go over and share some love with them.
You will find them all on the D'Atcy's Diaries blog.

I have chosen to work with DARCYSDIARIES_020 coloured with copics.

MME Everyday flair papers

Lace from Stamp and Create

Marianne D rolled roses and leaves.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Creative inspirations - sketch used

Cute Card Thursday - winged thing

Moving along with the times - lots of layers

Little Miss Muffet - fancy or lacey -lace across middle

Simon says stamp - 3 different papers

Top tip tuesday - magical

Allsorts - anything goes

Crafts and me - spring colours

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Time for a New Challenge over at Teddy Bo

Today we start a brand new challenge over at Teddy Bo and for the next two weeks we are looking for your creations that include Pearls & Swirls.
Not only do we have a new challenge, we also have new goodies appearing in the shop.
Are you excited?? I am, coz I know what scrummy things are now available to buy from Teddy Bo.
Not only do we have some amazing new images but there's also ......

If you haven't already rushed over to the shop let me tell you there are also some amazing charms on offer as well. I love charms but struggle finding the better quality, slightly more unusual ones.  Well it's Gayle to the rescue again as she has some wonderful charms for you and me.

My card today features the sepia version of TEDDYBOBEA_108SEPIA, so no colouring involved.

The PP are MME Kraft Funday Everyday Fun
The image is edged with rusty hinge distress ink
Doo Hickey flower with pearl brad in centre
Swirl by Memory box
Webbing lace is from Stamp & Create
Pearls from stash

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Papertake - Kraft cards
Crafty Cardmakers - 3 embellis - swirl, flower, pearls, 1 image, 2 background papers
Pile it on - sending happiness
Allsorts - anything goes
Secret Crafter - swirls flowers pearls
Totally Gorjuss - lace

Monday, 20 February 2012

Good Morning Cutie Pies

Hi guys and welcome to a brand new challenge over at the Cutie Pie challenge
 For the next 2 weeks we are looking for your Flower Power cards.
I don't use flower's very often on my cards so this was a real challenge for me.

I stamped the Lili of the Valley wedding couple stamp onto cream cryogen card and coloured it with my copic's. I added glamour dust to the back of her dress and clear sakura glitter pen to the roses.
I then fussy it cut it out and stuck it flat to the bottom right corner.
I then doodled a border, stamped congratulations in the top right and finally added 3 square gems that I coloured with my copic to match the colour scheme.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :
Cards for men - love
Pile it on - sending happiness
Allsorts - anything goes
Prairie Fairy - sweetheart
Charisma cards - happy anniversary
Cute card thursday - flower power
Little Miss Muffet - love
Crafting for all seasons - love is in the air

H xx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Die cuts for sale

I am having major problems with uploading photo's to Facebook so until I'm able to do it on there I will list them here.
All die cuts are 10 pence each.
  Postage is 50 pence second class 
I do have 2 more dies coming this week and I will let you know when they are here.
For die's that are embossed I have highlighted the raised area's in red ink.

Cheery Lynn

Marianne corners

Magnolia Doo Hickey flowers

Marianne flowers

Memory box

Marianne rolled roses

Spellbinder ironworks

Available in any colour.  If you want them in mirri card die cuts will then be 12 pence each.

As an example of how I use the dies see the photo's below

Cheery Lynn Fanciful flourish (1)
Doo Hickey flowers and Memory Box 1

My first DT card for D'Arcy's Diaries

Today see's the start of time as a designer over at D'Arcy's Diaries. I was thrilled when Gayle asked me to join as they are honestly some the best and easiest images to colour around.


DARCYSDIARIES_013 - swinging blues
Coloured with a mix of copic's and prismacolor pencils.
Sky done with a cloud template and distress ink.
Glamour dust on her wings.
PP is my favourite First Edition pad - Up, up and away.
Cheery lynn fanciful flourish die- available soon at the Teddy Bo Shop
Iridescent ribbon and pearls from stash. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Secret crafter  - bingo - glitter, pearls, leaves
Allsorts - anything goes
DYSU - layers
Craft us crazy - fav. embellishment - got to be my cheery lynn flourish
Diva's by design - wings and things
Fab n funky - try something new - new hair colour combo, first time I've done red hair
Dies to die for - anything goes
Crafty catz - favourite things - the flourish I've used

H xx

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Lot's of Laughs at Color Me Copic

NEW CHALLENGE #37 will run until March 2nd!

Your challenge this time is all about


It's February and dreary in a lot of places around the world SO we
want to liven it up & create some fun cheer using BRIGHT COLORS!!
So have fun using bright, bold colors on your projects!

We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!! 

Use Inspiration Pictures Below as well!

-Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!


-Image MUST be colored with Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!

UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES to the Photo Gallery and TAG them with the word "LAUGH" so they can be seen easily!

**IF you post your project in your blog MAKE SURE TO LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE **
Entries MUST be tagged and uploaded to the photo gallery by March 2nd at 7:00 pm EST!

Today see's me posting my final Color Me Copic DT card.  I have stepped down from the team so I can stand in for my friend Nicole at D'Arcy's Diaries and so some other lucky person can join the wonderful team over at Color Me Copic.  Come back tomorrow to see my first DT card for D'Arcy's Diaries.

And so onto my card 

I have used the super funny Shark Bait Burton
Here are the copic colours I've used to colour him in :
Hat & waders - YG 00. 03, 17
Shark - C01, 03, 05, 07
Shirt & float - V15
Ribbon from stash., stickles for the water, distress ink for sky.
Papers are DCWV  Latte stack

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :

Allsorts - anything goes
Stamps r us - anything goes
Hotshot crafts - one for the boys
Totally Papercrafts - ribbon or bows
Pretty little ribbon shop - anything goes

H xx
Sentiment pc generated.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Time for a Fairytale Friday

Hiya Gang and welcome to another Fairytale Friday.  If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the doors at Teddy Bo Tower's then Fridays are the day to find out.
The card I am sharing with you today is my Hubby's valentines card. If you want to know what I got him for Valentines then check out this post here. What did he get me, you ask??
Well he's knows me very well and went to Costco's and got me a big box of Ferrero Rocher and a large box containing 36 packet's of Skittle's crazy cores, as they are sooooo addictive.

Here is my card featuring possibly my favourite Teddy Bo of all time.

TEDDYBO_171 colored with copic's and prisma's.
The cloud paper is a digi from Melissa Bennett designs.
Punch used is Martha Stewart Deep edge trellis.
Feather and pearls from stash.
Glamour dust on wings and red glitter pen on his arrow.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Prairie Fairy - let me call you sweetheart
DYSU - layers
Little Miss Muffet - valentines/love
Divas by design - wings and things
Creative inspirations - brown, cream, blue
Crafting for all seasons - love is in the air
Creative crafts - valentines
Digital tuesdays - use your stash
Top tip tuesday - magic and mystery - cupid is a mystical being
Stamps r us - anything goes

H xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A little housekeeping

Ok, I admit it, it's not the normal "housekeeping" I'm doing but a bit of blog housekeeping.
I was just about to write "the other day", then checked the comments and it appears it was the 25th January so not the other day at all. So on the 25th January I was very honoured to be awarded the  Liebster blog award, not once but TWICE!!  
The 2 lovely ladies who bestowed this award on me were Sharon and Woo. Thank you girls.

The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership.
To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.
"Liebster" in German means "dearest", so to carry on the Liebster tradition, I am going to pass the award on to 5 people who's blogs have been an inspiration to me and my crafting. To be honest, passing this on will be difficult as there are so many wonderful small blogs that have inspired me. It will be a challenge to chose only 5. However, as needs must, here are 5 wonderful and inspiring blogs/ bloggers that I would love to pass the Liebster Blog award on to (in no particular order).

The 5 bloggers I would like to award are;

Tammy at Kizzy Designs who has fast become one of my very great crafty friends and whose cards and projects blow your socks off.
Colette from Digi-re-doo-dah who has the most amazing imagination and comes up with wonderful projects time and time again
Jill from Jills scrappeside who does magic with her copic's.  Her colouring is to die for.
Renee from Creative Paint & paper who always doubts herself on her ability to colour and she really shouldn't as her work is beautiful and her lovely daughter is taking after her talented Mum.
and finally
Sue from Crafts by Sue - who puts up with a memory challenged friend and always makes me smile, both with her gorgeous cards but also her wonderful friendship.

Next bit of housework is mentioning 2 top 3 awards I've got recently for my cards.
The first is from Stamps R Us
and the second is from Pile it on

I think I'm fully up to date now,
H xx

Exciting times over at Teddy Bo

I have so much to share with you all today.  First up here is the graphic that shows the new releases.

Did you notice something a little different???
Yes as well as getting your weekly dose of scrummy new images,
 you will soon be able to stock up on lot's crafty gorgeousness.
Gayle has placed order's with Ranger and Cheery Lynn dies and that's just for starters,
 plus there's is FREE POSTAGE within the UK.
Have you heard the buzz about the Brand Spanking New Tim Holtz distress ink markers?

You want them now don't ya?  Well you need to run straight over to Teddy Bo because Gayle has a wonderful pre-order offer on. The price is £85 for the full set, in the tube and that price includes postage within the UK.  I've had a look and I can't find a better price anywhere.
I have my order placed for the full set and hope to share my opinions very soon.

So after all that exciting news do you want to see my card 
made with the super cute TEDDYBO_169 ?

If you compare the top two photo's you'll notice that Bo is not a good pilot.
 I  have mounted him onto a brad so he can spin around.
Bo is coloured with a mixture of copic's and Prisma's.
Paper's are First Edition Desert Bloom.
The gems were clear but I coloured them with my brown copic.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Digital Tuesday - use your stash
Stamps r us - anything goes
Here come the boys - fav. song - come fly with me (exciting, coz it means holidays)
The crafty pad - the letter "B" - brown bear
Allsorts - free and easy
Crafty Emmas store - 3 or more layers
Charisma cards - things with wings - Teddy Bo's plane has wings
Moving along with the times - cute critters
Craft us crazy - anything goes
Pixie Dust - 2 images - main one and one on the stopper base
H xx

Monday, 13 February 2012

I just have to show you what I've had made

A month ago I was wandering the web looking for someone who could make me a cow wedding couple to go on the top of my niece's wedding cake.  Thankfully I found Quernus Crafts.
As well as commissioning her to do the cows I also commissioned a wee version of my chocolate Labrador in his favourite position with his favourite toy Baa-bra the sheep.
Here is the photo's I provided her with.

And here is the super duper Wee Maxy and his sidekick Baa-bra

I hope you like my newest Labrador.  Please check out Kristen's website, her store on Etsy and her Facebook page as her work is just amazing and I know we will have to have the other labs made.
H xx

Friday, 10 February 2012

Have a Fantabulous Friday

Here's hoping your Friday is shaping up better than mine.
So today is normally the day to go over to the Teddy Bo Challenge Blog and find out just what's been going on behind the scene's, but our poor Colette is a little poorly. 
 It's her own fault and she really should have gone to specsavers.

TEDDYBO_013 coloured with copic's and prisma's.
Door hanger was a kind present from my super talented teamie Tammy. 
Say that 3 times when your drunk?!?
The paper is Jazmyne mist by Bo Bunny.
The letters were cut on my die cutter and I added dots of glitter.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges ;
Prairie Fairy - you can call me sweetheart
Card making mamas - valentine
DYSU - love
Paperplay - love letters
Little Miss Muffet - love
Creative Inspiration - love
Fab n Funky - love
Simon says stamp - love
Craft for all seasons - love
H xx

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Time for Teddy Bo Tuesday

Hello and welcome to another Teddy Bo Tuesday.
Boy did you lot like our anything goes challenge?!?
  72 entries and we could only vote for 5.
You all made it really hard for us with all the wonderful cards you've made.
We also have a brand new challenge starting today.

Love is in the Air – use a heart or hearts – ends 19th Feb 

 I'm not down to do a project today but team A do have some AMAZING creations with today's new graphics and here are the new graphics.

Aren't they brilliant?  Will you be able to just buy one? I know I wouldn't be able to have one lonely little drawing sat in my basket, it would be cruel.
Quick go to the shop now.

I do have a Teddy Bo project to share with you for Fairytale Friday this week.  
Here's a sneaky peek.

Right I'm off to continue making wedding invitations,
H xx

Monday, 6 February 2012

The Colours of Love

NEW CHALLENGE #36 will run until February 17th!

Your challenge this time is all about


In honor of Valentine's Day we want to see you using pinks and reds and whites & creams!

Show your LOVE all over your projects!

We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!! 

Use Inspiration Pictures Below as well!

-Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!

-Image MUST be colored with Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!

 My image is from this challenges sponsor Stamp Fairy.
I have used the following colours to colour this cute bear.
Fur - E50, 51, 53, 55, E35, 37
Heart - R32, 35, 37
Nose - R81
I used some vellum I found in my scraps drawer.
Martha Stewart punch Spiral Arches
Red ribbon across centre of card
Glossy Accents on heart
Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
Red Candi in corners

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft your passion - anything goes & no PP

i-copic - hearts

Mad for markers - pink/red

Cupcake Crafts - pink & red

Stamps r us - love

Stamptacluar - colour challenge

Dream Valley - valentines

Sweet Stampin - the one I love

One stop crafts - for the one I love


H xx

Looking for cute projects

So today see's the start of a brand new challenge over at The Cutie Pie Challenge and for the next 2 weeks we are looking for cute projects, not cards, as our challenge is

Anything But A Card

We have 2 wonderful sponsors for this challenge and they are Stamp & Create and Prairie Fairy.

So onto my project.

For quite a while now I've not found a good pot to store my copic re-fills in until I spied the pot from Hubby's chocolate mice so as soon as it empty I pinched it (didn't take long)
The image is from D'Arcy's Diaries and is called DARCYSDIARIES_008 Dream.
She is coloured with my copic's.
PP is My Minds Eye Lost and found
Martha Stewart spiral arches punch
Pearls from stash.

I would like to enter my re-fill pot into the following challenges :

Pile it on - for a tween
Paper Sundaes - clean and simple
Pink Gem - fairies
Crafty Emmas - give me wings
Allsorts - free and easy
Bugaboo - anything goes
Prairie Fairy - anything but a card
DYSU - anything goes
Paperplay - get into shape
Craft us crazy - anything goes

H xx


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