Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Beach Crab - Bugaboo/Incy Wincy

Good evening peeps!

It's been a soggy day here again today :o( Good job I didn't put any washing out and I begrudge using the tumble dryer in the summer.

I must apologise for the lack of posts over the last couple of months. I've been so bogged down with work and other things going on. I never seem to have enough time to do 'me' things lately. Things are easing off now, so hopefully I can get more of my own makes done and posted up for you.

Onto more important stuff - this week's challenge over at Incy Wincy. It is Summer Lovin'! Our fab sponsor is the ever popular Bugaboo.

I picked an amusing little crab holding a bucket and spade (well, I do live a couple of miles from Cromer - famous for its crabs).

Here is my make...



What you need...

Digital stamp: Beach Crab Bucket - Bugaboo
Card stock: bright blue, bright yellow, pale yellow, white
Promarkers: Amber, Azure, Bright Green, Bright Orange, Ice Grey 1, Praline*, Sand Dune*, Sunset*
Dies: Circles - Sizzix; Hello Sunshine - Lawn Fawn 
Punch: corner rounder
Baker's twine: blue, yellow
Gems: blue
Adhesives

* Limited Edition Colour

What you do...

Re-size the image, colour in and cut out.
Die cut a large circle in blue a smaller circle in pale yellow, the sun in bright yellow and two clouds in white card.
Round the corners of a top fold A6 blank.
Fix the dies cut motifs onto the blank, as shown and then the crab.
Hand write a sentiment around one of the circles and finish with baker's twine wrapped around the top of the blank and a few gems.

I just adore this little chap. I'm a big fan of Mr Krabs from Spongebob Squarepants and Sebastian from the Little Mermaid, so I had to have him :o)

Bugaboo is filled to the brim with gorgeous images, some very cute and some very witty, there is something to suit everyone. Click the badge below to take you to the store.


Why not head on over to Incy Wincy? My super talented teamies have come up with fantastic inspirational makes for you.

I'm going to sign off for now. Thank you for dropping by! xx

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Be Merry - Aurora Wings/Incy Wincy

Heevnin' peeps!

How's things with you? I've been very busy with illustrations and commissions for upcoming issues of Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter magazines. I'm sworn to secrecy and can't say what I've been doing, you'll have to wait until the magazines hit the shops! Sorry!

I can tell you that there is another fab challenge at Incy Wincy this week - Things with Wings! Our lovely sponsor is Aurora Wings.

I chose a cute image called Christmas Owl.


Image by Aurora Wings - Coloured in by me!

What you need...

Digital stamp: Christmas Owl - Aurora Wings
Card stock: white
Patterned paper: December Documented 6x6 Paper Pad - Simple Stories
Promarkers: Apple,Champagne*, Chilly Red*, Fire Wood*, Ice Grey 1, Meadow Green, Molten Red*, Praline*, Sleigh Bell*, Tawny Owl*
Baker's twine: red
Gems: clear
Adhesives

* Limited Edition Colour

What you do...

Re-size the image, colour in and cut out.
Cover an A6 blank with the 'Be Merry' paper so that the wording runs across the bottom of the blank.
Stick the owl above the wording at the right.
Wrap and tie twine around the fold of the blank and add a few gems to the flourish.

This little owl just melts my heart, he's adorable. I can't say this is my first Christmas card of the year as I've been doing Christmas makes for the magazines for a couple of months now.

My talented teamies over at Incy Wincy have come up with great inspirational makes for you. Pop on over and say hello, we'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to go shopping, then click the Aurora Wings badge below to take you to the store. You'll be spoilt for choice!


I'm going to sign off now, but I'll be back soon. Thank you for visiting! :o) x

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Cool Dude - Cricut® Explore Air

Hello chums!

Has it been a lovely sunny day where you are? It's been glorious here, except I've been inside doing some illustrations.

I have another of the little note cards to show you. Tashes are still very popular and this one is perfect to send to that special 'dude' in your life.



What you need...

Digital die image: Facial Wear (M365CF) - Brooklyn cartridge  - Cricut®
Font: Simply Sweet cartridge - Cricut®
Card blank: Midnight Blush Capsule Collection A7 Cards and Envelopes (20 pack) - Papermania
Cricut® Vinyl - Linen


What you do...

Select the images and add to the Design Space. 
Re-size to suit.
Add the text and re-size.
Cut out in Linen vinyl.
Apply the tash and sentiment to the front of the blank.

The Facial Wear image has the spectacles, the tash and a bow tie, so you could get three cards from just one cut, or save for another make at a later date. 

The Midnight Blush set of cards includes black, two shades of grey and a lovely oyster colour. 

I hope you like this little make. Sometimes it's nice to do quick little cards.

Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back again soon. xx :o)

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

I'm Nutty For You - Flat Friends/Incy Wincy

Heevnin' chums!

I hope you are all happy and well!

We have another exciting challenge for you at Incy Wincy this week - Doodle What?? You have to add a doodled 'something' to your design.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Flat Friends by Emma Canning. 

I chose the cute Squirrel Scene, I doodled some clouds and a border and here is my make.



What you need...

Digital stamp: Squirrel Scene - Flat Friends
Card stock: white
Promarkers: Bright Green, Grey Squirrel*, Lime Green, Pear Green, Pink Mittens*, Saddle Brown*, Umber
Fine liner: black
Gel pen: white
Adhesives

* Limited Edition Colour

What you do...

Re-size the image, add a sentiment underneath the image, print and colour.
Mat onto a top fold A6 blank.
Doodle some clouds and a border.

I adore this little fellow's face, he's so cute!

I do hope you will pop on over to Incy Wincy and take part in this week's challenge. We always love to see your beautiful creations. The very talented DT have come up with some great inspiration if you are stuck on what to doodle.

Click on the badge below to take you to Emma's lovely store. There are oodles of gorgeous images to be bought!


Thank you for visiting me today and I'll be back soon. TTFN!

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Hello Heart - Cricut® Explore Air

Good evening peeps!

I do hope you are all well :o)

I have the second of ten note cards to show you that I created using the Cricut® Explore Air. this one is a simple little heart with the word 'hello' cut out of it. I did the heart in the Midnight Vinyl and stuck it to a lavender A7 card. 



What you need...

Digital die image: Note Card (Heart) (#M36FE9) - Fabulous Finds cartridge - Cricut®
Font: Simply Sweet cartridge - Cricut®
Card blank: French Lavender Capsule Collection A7 Cards and Envelopes (20 pack) - Papermania
Cricut® Vinyl - Midnight

What you do...

Select the images and add to the Design Space. 
Re-size to suit.
Add the text and re-size. Lay over the heart and image and 'slice'. 
Cut out in Midnight vinyl.
Apply the heart to the front of the blank.

I sliced the image which means that the text is cut out from the heart. When the machine cuts the heart out it also cuts out the lettering within the image. The good thing is that you can keep the cut out letters for another project!

So simple!

That's me for this evening, I had better go and put my chickens to bed. They stay up really late at the moment. Thanks for popping by and I'll be back soon.  xx

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Monday, 6 July 2015

How About A Nice Chianti? - Dr Digi/Incy Wincy

Good heevnin' chums!

How be you this fine night?

Incy Wincy has a great challenge again this week - Spots and Dots! Our sponsor is the brilliant Dr Digi's House of Stamps.

I purchased a great image from Dr Digi a while ago called Hello Hannibal. It's part of a collection with the Hello Kitty as famous horror film characters. I just love them!

I added a film appropriate sentiment from 'The Silence of the Lambs' and this is what I came up with...


Hello Hannibal by Dr Digi

What you need...

Card stock: white
Patterned paper: black/white spot
Natural garden twine
Adhesives

What you do...

Re-size the image, add the sentiment and print.
Mat onto a top fold A6 blank.
Cut a rough edge along a piece of black/white spot paper and stick to the top of the blank above the image.
Fray the garden twine, wrap and tie around the top of the card.

I used a font called Evil Bunny for the sentiment. It was a free font download from dafont.com. Click here to take you the download page.

Please click on the Dr Digi badge below to take you to the store. There are some wonderful and quirky images to be found.



The very talented Design Team over at Incy Wincy have come up trumps again with some fantastic inpirational samples for you drool over. Why not pop on over and say hello?

Okay, I'm going to sign off for now. I'll be back soon with another little note card created with the help of the Explore Air. Until then xxx

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