Wednesday, 30 March 2011

MY CREATIVITY SOARING !!

Hi there, the sun is just coming out here at 9am and the 'old man has gone to play golf....!! OH PEACE !!! So now i have a choice today, do i play with my crafty goodies or do some housework?? Well what do you think...?
This is my second zentangle which is coloured with my beloved pencils ! Since starting these doodles ,I've found that my creativity is so much better. My choices of colours, the ideas that i am coming up with are far more creative than ever before ! I know this is not everyone's cup of tea but i urge anyone who gets a mental block on their creativeness, to try this and i guarantee that your 'MOJO' will return better than ever...!!
Give it a try, I'm sure you'll be impressed, it works for me.....!!!!
Have a very happy 'pinkalicious' day !!!!!! I have entered this piece into the following challenge http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-challenge-15.html

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

WOW ! CHING-CHOU KUIK

Hi there, the sun is shining this morning! Hope where ever you are, it's a beautiful day !!
 Let me introduce you to 'Spring Luna', isnt she gorgeous....!! She is from CRAFTS AND ME UK.One of the 'Sweet Pea' range of stamps designed by Ching- Chou Kuik.
 The backing frame was sprayed with Crafty Notions shimmer sprays, the image was coloured with coloursoft pencils and Sansodor mineral spirit ! The flowers were handmade by myself and a special friend SUE BUTLER (http://scrumplescrunch.blogspot.com/ ) Hope you like my card........have a Scrumptious day........!!!

I shall enter this creation into the following challenges...
http://inasweetpeadreamchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/hello-spring.html

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Window wonder-fly !!

Hi there
Well it's the weekend , and of course the sun has disappeared here in the UK , but nevertheless, the weather man says that the sun will be back with us tomorrow.....GLORY BE !!
This is my 'INCHIE' card, coloured with my precious, new Derwent Coloursoft pencils, which i have found are very vibrant and do as good a job as prisma's, used with Sansodor ! I am entering this project into the following challenges... have a  brilliant weekend and be kind to someone today....!!!
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/2011/03/flutter-by-wednesday-147.html

http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2011/03/give-us-inch-or-three.html

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

MIND BOGGLE !!

Hi there, hope the weather is fine where you are ! Here in the uk it is positively blooming with sunshine, WOW !! Yes Sue its gloriuos here !!!
 This is my Mind Boggle, no props, no bling, no glitter, just my mind boggling doodle.
A.K.A. a 'Zentangle'.......? It's almost a form of meditation , when your doing it. You actually loose all sense of time and get carried away.......... it's escapism and i love it.If anyone wants to try it, i can recommend some fantastic blogs to look at .......totally inspiring. Hope your day is filled with love and sunshine !!!!!

I've entered this into the following challenges......http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2011/03/no-stamps.html

Monday, 21 March 2011

FANCY FILIGRIS !

Hello all
Another beautiful day here in the UK ! This is my latest creation and i hope you like it !!
I've used Martha Stewart borders that i've inked with distress inks. I've used 'Papermania' oriental paper for the frame, which is beautiful with the gold embossing on it. The butterfly was very painstakingly made by my fair hand in Parchment craft !! I normally would not take on such a feat, but decided to look upon it as a challenge and i think it paid off !! I dont know if the camera does it real justice, but in the flesh it is beautiful ( even though i say so myself ). I adorned the butterfly with Glamour Dust and pearls and finished the ensemble with a pretty pink bow.... ! Hope your day is filled with pretty butterflies, sunshine and love........ !
I am entering this card into the following challenges....
http://www.flourishes.org/2011/03/timeless-tuesday-109/
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-throwdown-40.html

Saturday, 19 March 2011

ALL THAT GLISTENS !

Hi all, this is a card that has a little bit of sparkle ! I carefully cut out the image with a sharp craft knife and mounted it onto an adhesive sheet. I then sprinkled glitter into the cut image. Then i inked around the edges with big and juicy inkpad. I then stamped, embossed and watercoloured an 'elusive images' butterfly. I cut some black strips and gold embossed them. I then put the card together and added some square gems.....!!
 The sun is shining today and i am very happy, as my son is coming home from UNI,
in Brighton tomorrow and i have'nt seen him since Christmas !!! Tomorrow will be an extra special day for me....!! I hope the weekend has something special for each and every one of you...........!!!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

OLD FASHIONED TAG !!

Good morning all ! I've had a radical new hairdo and today is a new day, so i feel alot better with the world !!
I've made this tag for the TRY IT ON TUESDAY challenge !! Hope you like it and you have a lovely day !!   http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2011/03/womens-day-tags.html

Sunday, 13 March 2011

WATERCOLOUR PANSIES !

Hi all, this is my attempt at watercolouring! I used the 'wet in wet' method to colour my pansie's petals. I embossed the stamped image with fine detail embossing powder in gold, then watercoloured them.Seeing as spring is nearly upon us here in the uk, i thought this would be a welcome addition to brighten up my blog.....! Have a bright and colourful sunday!!!!!!!!    I've entered this into the following challenges........http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/03/challenge-87say-it-with-flowers.html ,     http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/03/challenge-80-matthew-621.html       

Thursday, 10 March 2011

WOW ........LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL THIS MORNING !!

I am soooooo lucky to receive this 'plethora' of beautiful gifts from my dear friend Sue....http://scrumplescrunch.blogspot.com/
from New Zealand !!! A huge 'THANKYOU' dear friend !!!!
 Watch out Sue, keep an eye on your mailbox, who knows what the postman may bring you ............

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

MY ORIENTAL FLOWER !!

Hi everyone
This is a flower that i am learning from a tutorial ! My tutor is Angie and she is very talented .She makes the most awesome flowers !! I shall post more flowers as i learn them !!! I hope they brighten your day ...........!!!

Monday, 7 March 2011

ELLAMAE'S BIRDHOUSE !!

Hi there, my grandaughter Ella-mae has just had her bedroom refurbished in princess pink.She's had a new bed, pink desk and chair and many other little bits and bobs! So i decided to make her a little something for her new bedroom.When i came across this little birdhouse in Hobbycraft, i could not resist it. Especially as it is getting near to easter and spring is just about popping its head out !!! As you can see, i put lots of 'bling' on it ....! I applied Gesso to the ouside, before painting it with acrylic paints.I used a beautiful fabric which i glued to the roof. I made many punched flowers to decorate it ! I used gems, glitter and lace and popped the little Easter chick in the hole at the front, then i added the mini eggs and rosebuds for the 'garden'.Finished it off with an iridescent bow and a large heart embellishment on the back!! I do hope that this project inspires you !!!!! I'VE ENTERD THIS PROJECT INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/challenge-35-and-winner-of-challenge-34.html........................

Saturday, 5 March 2011

TABBY CRAFTS

TABBY CRAFTS has got candy !! Put your name down , ......http://tabbycraftdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/02/candy-time.html

Thursday, 3 March 2011

ON THE CASE !

Hi everyone, I fancied doing something a little 'vintagey', if there is such a word, and i came up with this ! My dearest friend Sue whose card i showed in my last post said that i could 'CASE' her card, which means COPY AND SELECT.
I hand stitched the circle and made the sweet little roses which i dusted with Glamour Dust. The butterfly was one of many gifts  sent to me from Sue, which i watercoloured and glazed, then added a pretty organza ribbon. Do hope that it inspires you ! Happy crafting .........YEAH  !!!! i've entered this card into the following challenges http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2011/03/anything-goes.html......http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/challenge-34-and-winner-of-challenge-33.html

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

DEAREST FRIEND

This is a beautiful card that was sent to me ,from a very dear friend, all the way from New Zealand !! Her name is Sue and you can view her lovely blog here.......http://scrumplescrunch.blogspot.com/  We have become very good friends through blogging and we correspond with each other on a daily basis !! One of the best things about blogging is that you can meet people from all walks of life and once in a blue moon you find someone special, that you just know , will always be a sincere, lovely friend to have ......!! Cheers Sue, your card is BEAUTIFUL  and i shall always treasure it ........!!! HAPPY ST DAVIDS DAY......!!