Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Simply Betty Needs Help!!

Well, over at the Simply Betty fan page on Facebook, we are a pretty close group of friends. One of our ladies needs some help for some medical treatment for her son, she has to travel to America to get it. Betty, being the lovely, thoughtful, kind person that she is, has designed a digital stamp to sell in order to raise funds for Kam's treatment. Please pop over to Betty's blog for the information, and the instructions for getting this digi, as it is not available through her digi store.

So please pop over to this post on Betty's blog for all the details and thank you for taking the time to read this post x 

Monday, 28 January 2013

Molly's Big Catch!

Here's another card I have made with a digi from Lacy Sunshine designed by the brill Heather Valentin !

I wanted to make a valentines card that had a female image on but that was still quite masculine, really pleased with how this one turned out! I think it could double up as an anniversary card also! Here is Molly with her big catch!

The image was coloured with copics, ribbons were from my stash of bits, although I do remember the brown chiffon ribbon was rescued from round the top of a bottle of bubble bath or something like that!! lol papers were from a huge pack I got from Costco, uhh must be 6 years ago! I've barely used them so had a root through them and pulled these out, thought they matched quite well! I've added some pearls here and there and also a silver fish charm was threaded the ribbon before I tied the bow. The sentiment is a rubber stamp I bought from someone of a selling page on facebook! So don't know where it is from unfortunately, but you could easily make you're own to print in a word processing program on your pooter x

Copics used:

Skin : E000, E00, E11
Hair : YR21, YR24, YR27
Eyes : YG05, YG07, YG09
Waders : YG61, YG63, YG67, B93, B95, B97
Hair Bows and Top : RV63, RV66, RV69
Fish : C1, C3, C5, C7
Rod : E31, E33, E35
Water : B0000, B00, B02 
Fly : YR07, YG07   

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you like her! Just wish I get my piccies to look better!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Eleanor Hippie Chick

 Here is another card with an image from Lacy Sunshine. 

Her name is Eleanor and she is available on her own or with her trusty hippie friend Pickles!


The papers are from my stash as per!! lol I've used a peace sign charm which I have attached with a piece of ribbon under the sentiment so it's just dangling. The flowers are from my huge collection of flowers and the centres are the same as dazzlers, however, I have been using them for more than 12 months and they are slightly smaller than the newly available dazzlers! I discovered a lovely lady from China selling them on ebay. They are perfect little embellishments for adding to flowers or the centres of ribbons also! 

Eleanor was coloured with copics and have also added some pearls. I don't think it shows up very well in the picture, but I have used very small yellow gems in the centre of each flower in her hair and on her trousers.

Thank you for stopping, hope you come back soon xx



Thursday, 24 January 2013

SOOOOO Excited!!

I'm a Sunshine Girl!!!!

Well, for the last few days I have been keeping a secret, and god was it hard!! I applied to be on Heather Valentin's DT for her Lacy Sunshine digi stamps and was successful!! So excited, never thought in  a million years I would get on!! 

So, didn't want to blog it until I had made a card to post too!! Heather's images are so cute! She has some normal priced digi's in her shop and a retiring section where they're just $1 each!!! Go take look here!!!

So, here is my 1st DT card! It is 'Pickles Sharing The Love'. Perfect for a Valentines card or even just to let someone know you are thinking of them and sending love. 


I decided to make a nice bright card for a change! The green card (although the piccy doesn't show it very well) is nice and bright and matches 'Pickles'. The papers all came from my stash! The ribbon was rescued from being wrapped round a pair of pyjamas my daughter got for Christmas!! Waste not want not! lol  The heart was from a box of embellies I pulled out that I haven't looked at for a very long time! I pulled the box out on the off chance and found these! The digi is coloured with copics, I didn't keep check of the colours used, although I will start doing this as it does come in useful!!

Sooooo looking forward to being a Sunshine Girl! Can't wait for what it to come. 

Thank you for stopping by 

Monday, 21 January 2013

Keep It Simple Challenge


Well Challenge number 2  is here over at Creative Creations Challenges and here is my DT card for inspiration. Our sponsor this time is Digital Delightsand the theme is 'Keep It Simple'




I used Digital Delights digi stamps which can be found in the Love and Valentines section here. I have tried to keep it plain as possible which isn't easy for me as I am forever adding gems, flowers and pearls here there and everywhere! lol The images were coloured with copics and the papers are from my stash. the heart is a Joy Crafts die .

Well thank you for stopping by and we would love to see you join in our challenge #2.

Friday, 18 January 2013

My Copic Storage!

Well I have searched and searched for the perfect storage solution for my beloved copics!! Different pots, different boxes, but nothing was floating my boat and everything was getting smaller as my collection grew!

So, as my dad is a joiner I had a think about what he could do to help! This is what we came up with!! I love it!!

We got 2 x 1 metre lengths of white square down spout (drain pipe) and cut it into 6 inch lengths. He then glued it altogether with a silicone gun (the types builders use around baths and sinks) and voila!! It stands on my desk in my craft room most of the time but I very often sit and watch telly in the evening and colour in a few images. So, I got some thick corrugated cardboard and glued it all along the pipe joins on the back with pinflair glue gel and hey presto! I can take it into the living room with me without all the pens falling out!!

I love it and I love my dad! He's fab!!

Hope you'll stop by again soon.

Monday, 7 January 2013

New Challenge Blog!!

Well, I was over the moon when Katrina asked me to be on the DT for her new challenge blog she has set up! Creative Creations Challenges

So here goes with our first challenge! 'Anything goes' sponsored by That Craft Place.




Here is my card! I used Tiddly Ink's Happy Bee Day  , some digi papers for the honeycomb, can't remember where I got them from I'm afraid! The Yellow and Brown card are from my stash. Some ribbon and buttons also from my stash! The buttons I've had for donkey's years and never found a use for them but thought they went with this brill! The flower was punched with EK Success large retro flower!  Hope you like it! 

Now go and invite your crafty friends and lets get the new blog  off to a brill and busy start!! And don't forget to check out tehe rest of the DT's projects!