Sunday, 21 October 2012


Hi peeps - don't you just love the Autumnal colours - such a shame those golden leaves have to fall from the trees isn't it. 
My card today is for the Autumn Challenge at Less is More.
Sorry about the blue patch on my white card - how does that happen when the whole card is facing the same light source when photographed - does anyone know please?!

The leaves are Cuttlebug dies, inked with lots of Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade and a little Fired Brick DI then spritzed with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold. The veins were created with an embossing tool.
I curved the leaves to give dimension, then attached with silicone glue.
Sentiment from Paper Artsy, inked with Archival Coffee, mixed with a little Spiced Marmalade on the two bottom lines.
Update - November 2nd - My card has been Showcased at Less Is More - thank you Chrissie and Mandi!
I would also like to enter my card into the Opus Gluei  Challenge - Leaves and/or Halloween!

Have a great week ~

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Hello my lovely friends, followers and bloggers - I hope you are having a happy week!

Wow - another two weeks have passed already so it must be In The Pink time again!
Huge thanks to everyone who joined in our last challenge - there were over 100 fabulous entries, so do pop over to In The Pink to find out who the Perfect Pinkies are!
Now onto this fortnight's challenge - Christine and I would like to see BUTTONS and / or  BOWS on your creations.  Of course there should also be a large amount of PINK!
I have used Buttons and Bows - but you may struggle to find them all!

The beautiful image is from Leanne Ellis, stamped with Coffee Archival then coloured with Copics.
Nestabilities Lacy Squares die (cut twice, then spliced to create a rectangle).
The flower is a Cuttlebug Poppy die - the top layer is the smallest flower from the TH Tattered Florals die.
Ribbon from Embsay Crafts. Buttons from my button box!
Linen Twine - Stampin' Up.
Tiny tag punch - Woodware.
Spotty paper - Zoe Pearn.
Vintage text stamp - Crafty Individuals. 
Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen DI.
Machine stitching.

Hugs  ~ 

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Hello my lovelies and Pink Lovers everywhere! Hope you are having a pinkilicious week!

Huge thanks to everyone who joined in our embossing challenge at IN THE PINK - there were some fabulous entries, but sadly there were several which did not include the required elements.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the Challenge requirements before you enter - we do not enjoy being the "bad guys" and having to leave negative comments - this is supposed to be fun for you, and for us.  It also helps if you let us know how and where you have included the required element. Thank you so much.
So, onto this fortnight's challenge, which is "PINK AND ONE OTHER COLOUR" !
We don't mind if you also use neutral colours for SKIN, and a white or cream BASE CARD is also acceptable. However, the majority of the creation should be pink, plus ONE other colour, and one only!  
I have to say, this is a real challenge,  and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - I just know you will create something amazing!!  
I chose Pink with Brown:-

This is another gorgeous image from A day For Daisies - I just love Tammy's artwork.
This beauty is called  "Vanity", and a mirror sprang to mind when I first saw her, as she seems to be looking at her reflection and admiring what she sees.
The frames are both from the Sizzix "Oval With Ornate Edges" die set.
The outer, ornate frame has been cut from the same watercolour paper as the piece which the image is printed on, and the edges have been distressed with Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo DI.
The inner oval frame was stamped with the Indigo Blu Crackleglaze Background, then inked with the same DI as above, then a layer of  Diamond Glaze was added.
The beautiful image was loosely water-coloured with Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick, and the same brown shades as above, for the hair. 
All edges inked with the above shades of brown DI.
 Computer-generated sentiment. 
Hand dyed silk ribbon from Crafty Individuals.
Pink Pirouette cardstock from Stampin' Up.

Love to all ~