Monday, 31 January 2011

A wee blog award

I have been offered a blog award by Gemma at gemslittlecreations Thanks Gemma it is really sweet of you to think of me and I am delighted to accept
This special award, which is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light and In accepting the award I have had to agree to the following conditions;

1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.

2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.

3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged
As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 300+ followers.
So I have had a good think about whos blog I love but like me dont have 1000s of followers and I am going to pick 4 in no particular order they are
Lin at  twistedwitch
Sandra at Sandradrydesigns 
Linda at Lindasrainbowcraftingcabin
Fab at  Craftingmad

Hopefully they will accept in the fun spirit I am sending and I highly recommend having a look at each one as they are all a source of inspiration to me

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Sweetpea challenge

Thought I would use another of my all time favourite stamps today for the latest Sweetpea challenge  I adore Ching chou Kuiks artwork and Love the stamps made from it This stamp is called "Come softly" Stamped onto Craftwork Digital cardstock then coloured with copics and promarkers.

The  main card is edged with perfect pearls mica as are the roses though it doesnt show too well on the photo. The image is layered on bazzill bling cardstock and the corners stamped with a stempelglede grunge stamp   Tied the bow using the bow easy Its not so great for wider ribbon as the  prongs aren't deep enough but got there in the end after a lot of fiddling and cursing! The challenge this week over at In a Sweetpea dream is "talk to me" to use a sentiment on the outside or inside of your card .So I printed the wording "beautiful butterfly" onto Safmat (love it!) and placed it on the side of the card
Copics used
Hair C1,C3,C5.C7,C9
Skin E000,E00,E11,R20
Butterfly /dressPromarkers Amethyst,Aubergine,Magenta
Background B00
Thanks for looking

Monday, 24 January 2011

Sugar nellie- Leanne Ellis

Cant believe another week is gone. Had a busy weekend and I am now the proud owner of a shiney new car Woohoo! I was really impressed that the reg plate started SP (as in sugarplum) but have since found out that the garage managed to balls up and the reg plate should actually start ST, OOPS! so back to the dealership today so they can put it right
 Anyway enough of me back to the important stuff .Another card for Sugar Nellie This time it's one of Leanne Ellis' wonderful stamps available from Funkykits  The image is called "To remember" Tried to keep it simple as the image is so lovely So coloured with Copics and promarkers on white card then embossed theimage with cosmic shimmer embossing  powder onto black cardstock Cut out the main image from the black card and layered over the white coloured image.

 It was then layered onto  some white cardstock embossed with cuttlebug folders. Finished with  some velvet ribbon tied with my bowmaker and black pearls Entered in this weeks challenge on  papertake weekly as the theme is ribbon and pearls Well I had to have a teeny bit of blingieness (is that even a word?) Hope you like

Thursday, 20 January 2011


First card made as a guest designer for Sugar Nellie
 This is the very lovely Joy. One of the new Adorables range that are available both as a digi or rubber stamp over at Funky kits  The difference with the Adorables is that the images already have shading which makes colouring them so easy (though I still had to use 4 shades in her hair just cos I love playing about with my pens! ) I've set off the image in  a spellbinders frame and used some Wild Orchid flowers, a punched butterfly and some ribbon from my stash The flowers and butterfly have been liberally stickled as I find it hard to resist the bling!
I have entered her in  a couple of challenges Papertake weekly challenge
 stamp something weekly challenge

Friday, 14 January 2011

Sugarplums Sugar Nellie news

Just a quick post to let you know my news. I am now officailly a guest design team member for

                                           ******* SUGAR NELLIE***********

OMG! You can't imagine how shocked, thrilled,and excited I was when I heard the news. I never thought I stood a chance as there as so many fantastic talented card makers out there. My poor son thinks I have gone slightly mad as I cant stop grinning and doing my little "happy dance" which he finds incredibly embarassing!

I haven't had time to make a card to celebrate but just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Karen for offering me this opportunity and I hope I can live up to expectations. I know I am really looking forward to trying
Fi x

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

a birthday and a challenge

This latest card was made for a birthday swap. Used the card sketch in this weeks Wild Orchid challenge. Stamped the edges of the background card with the gorgeous border stamp from the Stempelglede Grunge collection. They are such useful stamps I just love them. The image is the same LOTV stamp on the last card Coloured with promarkers. The flowers started life as cream cherry blossoms from WO but I dipped them in purple teal starburst stains and coloured the pin heads with an amethyst promarker. The sentiment is a LOTV stamp aswell. Same old problem with the photography I think it must be the pants winter light Its such a lovely shade of grey all the time! Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 9 January 2011

First card of 2011

At a loose end to today all the boring houseworky things done so had a go at the latest Lili of the valley challenge This week it is a card sketch Used some lime rickey paper along with some bazzil bling cardstock in lime and teal (try as I might I just cannot get the colours to show true in the photo so eventually resorted to adjusting the contrast a bit and it looks more like the actual colours now).
 The LOTV image is coloured with promarkers and I stardust stained some Wild orchid roses to colour match them Added a sparkly flourish cos I cant resist bling.
Looking forward to the new Lotv releases on Tuesday even though I promised myself I would buy any more stamps for a while (who was I kidding?) Thanks for looking.