Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Winter Star - Incy Wincy/Doodle Pantry

Mornin' peeps!

I hope you are all well!

We have another great challenge for you at Incy Wincy. This week it is a Tic-Tac-Toe board and our lovely sponsor is Doodle Pantry.

The image I used from Doodle Pantry is Winter Star and I chose Kraft/Dry Embossing/Pearls from the Tic-Tac-Toe board.

Here is my make...

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Digi stamp: Winter Star - Doodle Pantry
Card stock: white, Kraft
Embossing folder: Layered Scallops - Echo Park
Promarkers: Caramel, Cocoa, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Frosted Jade*, Frozen Lake*, Icicle*, Ocean Teal*, Tea Green, Turquoise
Glitter glue: Crystal - Stickles
Rub-on sentiment: black
Garden twine
White cotton cord
Pearls: white

* limited edition colour

I always think that aquas, blues and browns go really well together, especially with Kraft card. This is a lovely image and it was a joy to colour in.

You can visit the Doodle Pantry store by clicking on the badge below.

We have lots of DT creations to inspire you over at Incy Wincy, below is the Tic-Tac-Toe board. Maybe it will tempt you to have a go!

Thank you for popping by, I have to go as I've got lots of commissions to get finished. 
TTFN ! xxx

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Very Merry Houses

Good heevnin' peepsicles!

Recently I had a set of three house themed Christmas cards in the Christmas Special issue of Crafts Beautiful. They feature my own illustrations of cute and quirky houses that are a dream to colour in.

In this post I'd like to show you the first one...

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Very Merry Snow Houses digi stamp 
Card stock: aqua, white
Baker's twine: pink
Christmas tree charm

I think these colours work really well for a non-traditional coloured card, but they would look just as good in traditional colours or a monotone theme.

The beauty of these illustrations is that the sentiment is included on the image. You can leave it on or trim it off.

Here is the really good thing, this and the two other illustrations are free to download and print from the Crafts Beautiful website. It's quick and easy to register and there are tons of free papers, patterns and templates to download from current and back issues. Click here to take you to the Crafts Beautiful homepage.

I hope you like my quirky little card and I'll be back soon with another from the set.

Thank you for popping by! xx

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Monday, 16 November 2015

Believe - Incy Wincy/Milk Coffee

Hello peeps!

It's Monday again so that means another brilliant challenge over at Incy Wincy.

Out theme this week's challenge is Critters Large and Small! Also this week we have two sponsors - Fabrika Fantasy and Milk Coffee. Both sponsors are offering a prize of 3 digi images for the lucky winner!

I chose a cute little image from Milk Coffee called 'Lisbeth and Deer.

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Card stock: white
Promarkers: Frozen Lake*
Glitter glue: aqua iridescent
Rub-on sentiment: black
Baker's twine: black
Jingle bells: aqua

* limited edition colour

I didn't want too much colour on the design, so I used the Frozen Lake marker to highlight around 'Lisbeth, the deer and the snowflakes. I then used it to add shading and shadow. Dabs of glitter glue on the snowflakes just adds that touch of sparkle.

You can visit the Milk Coffee store or Fabrika Fantasy by clicking on their badges.

My fellow teamies at Incy Wincy have come up trumps this week with some stunning cards to inspire you, why not pop on over and say hello and maybe enter a card or two? You might be the lucky winner of 3 digis of your choice!

Just before I go, we are still looking for new DT members to join the team. If you are interested in joining, then head on over to Incy Wincy to find out how to apply.

That's me for now! Thanks for dropping by. xxx

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Cricut Europe - Cosmic Strawberry Craft Room Promo

Hello my lovelies!

I am so excited that Cricut Explore have posted on Facebook, a craft room promo about me! Cosmic Strawberry! You can find the post and link here.

If you are not registered with Blogger and want to follow me by a different means, I have a Cosmic Strawberry page on Facebook. Click here to take you to my page!

Thank you for visiting and hope you like my craft room! xxx

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Wheeeee! - Incy Wincy/Bugaboo

Good afternoon lovelies!

We have another fab challenge for you over at Incy Wincy this week and the theme is...Winter Activities!

Our sponsor this week is the brilliant Bugaboo!

I chose a cute and simple image called AKV Snowman Ski and here is the little chappy having some fun...

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Digi stamp: AKV Snowman Ski - Bugaboo
Card stock: aqua, white
Glitter card: white iridescent
Embossing folder: Christmas Words & Dots Set (658285) - Sizzix
Promarkers: Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 3, Ice Grey 5, Lime, Molten Red*, Orange
Glitter glue: Crystal - Stickles
Rub-on lettering: black

* limited edition colour

Isn't he just adorable? I added a strip of glitter card for the ski slope to add a bit of oomph and dotted some of the embossed background with glitter glue - the photo hasn't really picked the glitter up.

There are oodles of great images to be found at Bugaboo, just click on the badge below to take you to the store.

Don't forget to pop on over to the Incy Wincy blog for lots of inspiration from the talented DT! We are still having a DT call, so if you are interested in joining a friendly, talented team, then please get in touch!

Thanks for calling by, see you soon xxx

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Happy 39th!

Good afternoon my lovelies!

Well today is a dull and windy day here in Norfolk. There is a full carpet of leaves on the lawn now and the chickens are having a field day scratching through them all.

Because I haven't been around for a while, I never got to show you the birthday card I did for my mum. She was 70 this year and as the Bird Crazy stamp set by Tim Holtz is one of my all time faves, I decided to make her a card featuring one of these adorably funny birds.

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Stamps: Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz (CMS212) - Stampers Anonymous
Card stock: white
Ink pad: Tuxedo Black - Memento
Promarkers:  Cerise, Ice Grey 1, Magenta, Orange, Purple
Baker's twine: aqua, pink, purple

With the help of my laptop and Word, I created the speech bubble and text.

Mum was so pleased with it, she thought it was great :o)

This stamp set by Tim Holtz is taking the world by storm. Everyone wants it. There is also a matching die set that goes with it to make cutting the little fluffy critters easy to cut out.

I hope you like my little card. Thanks for popping by! TTFN! xx

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