Tuesday, 22 July 2014

New DT, new digis!

Hello from a very sunny Glasgow, it has been an exciting few days for me. I have been lucky enough to see the Commonwealth Baton weave it's way around my fabulous city twice, and one of the carriers was a distant relative too! And I am delighted to announce I am now part of the My Whimsical Little World DT wooo hooo!!! I am so looking forward to getting my pens out and getting colouring.

This week the new releases are Beach Wagon and Happy Camper. I coloured up Beach Wagon, and used some super bright digi papers to go with it.

Echo Park Digi Papers
Memory Box Dies
Sarah Hurley Sentiment Stamps
Coloured with Pro and Flex Markers

Thank you for visiting me on my first post for My Whimsical Little World and would love if you could pop by my teamies blogs to see what they have created; Angie,  Karen, and Paola.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Crafty Calendar  - Summertime Fun

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

It's time to celebrate!!

And what better way to do it than to make beautiful things to commemorate it. The Sarah Hurley Designs challenge is 4 years old this month and we are hosting a Celebration Themed Challenge.

I decided to make a baby card for a complete change! I am loving the different styles of journalling cards Sarah has over at the Silhouette Store and used the Baby Journalling Card as the main focus of the card. I stamped some tiny clusters of stars from the Doodle Doll Stamps and stamped them round the card with VersaMark ink then clear embossed them. I distressed the card using Worn Lipstick and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks. I cut an extra journalling card, and removed the baby word, distressed it with Black Soot DI and placed it on the chevrons. I popped the journalling card onto some 3D foam to give the card some dimension.

I used the Chevron Background Stamp, which I inked with lilac and pink pearlescent Brilliance inks, then covered with clear embossing powders and heat sealed it. Such a great look for not an awful lot of work. I really love inking this stamp up with different colours, it always looks great for a large background.

Brilliance Inks
Distress Inks
Clear Embossing Powder

I really hope you can join in with our Celebration Challenge this month. See you soon, Carol x

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Baby
CCC Digi Creations - Digi/wet or dry embossing (journalling card is a digi file)
Savvy Handmade Cards - Reach for the stars
Cute Card Thursday - Reach for the stars

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Card for a first birthday.

Another wee quick post from me tonight, this time it's a card I made for a wee boys first birthday.  The brief was the phrase "Love you to the moon and back" with silvers and greys as the colours.

The trusty cameo was used for this.

I personalised it with the wee boys name.

Hope you like this.Carol x

Brace yourselves, it's catch up time!

Whoops, I've been very naughty and forgotten to blog a couple/few of my makes, so hold on tight there are going to be a few blogs posts coming your way!

My first one is the card I made for my Sarah Hurley DT Showcase, and I am really getting to grips with my Cameo and used that to make the main feature of this card.

I used the Cellphone/Mobile Phone file from Sarah Hurley, and picked a journalling card from an add on from AFOMFT Kit. I made my background using a speech bubble stamps from an AFOMFT Kit and the words come from Everyday Sayings Stamp Set. 

Speech bubble and Phone "screen" from  AFOMFT kits 
Memento Inks

I hope you like the card, full details are over on my post on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog. x

Monday, 9 June 2014

A World Of Imagination Sneak Peeks

Hello! I am so excited to welcome you here from my lovely teamie Jaine's Blog as part of the Sarah Hurley World of Imagination blog hop Launch. Sarah has been working on this range for over a year, and we are all so excited to share some of the range with you!

I am delighted to share this amazing Tutu Crown with you!!!!! I LOVE it and cannot wait until I can get one for myself, after all who can resist a bit of princess chic when we are crafting? And best of all, they come in a range of colours.


Each of us teamies will be showing an exciting item that is part of the new range, and if you comment on all of the blogs, the Mayor of Make Believe will be waiting for you to comment on the final blog and he will pick one lucky winner to receive the item of their choice! But please don't wait as the draw closes on the 15th at midnight GMT.

It's time now for you to hop over to the lovely Ria's Blog. Thanks for popping by today x 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Light nights and summer brights.

I'm a bit late with my blog post for  my Sarah Hurley 365 Challenge make, and this time the theme is Summer Brights. It is such a lovely cheery post to look through with my awesome teamies making super cheery bright projects, perfect on a grey rainy day like today!

I decided to finally dabble in Project Life, which is quite a big step for me as I have only made a few Scrapbook Lay Outs. 

I subscribe to Sarah's A Few of My Favourite Things Kit and after re-organising them I discovered so many pretty things I had totally forgotten about. How shameful is that?  I love how all the kits work well together and with other goodies in Sarah's Shop like this awesome Moustache Washi Tape! I chose to do the month of January, rather than trying to do one week, I looked through my piccies on my mobile and printed out 4 of my favourite. I then had great fun picking out papers, stamps, embellies and colours to work with. I added some dimension by layer sentiments and shapes on with 3D Foam. Here are the results.

Papers, Journalling Cards, Stamps - A Few of My Favourite Things Kit
Sequins, plain papers, punches, dies from stash.

I hope you like my PL page and will join in with the Summer Brights Challenge this month.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Craftitude - Pop It Up
Get Inky-  - Summer Crafty
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Embossing, distressing and stamping, oh my!

Hello, it's a rainy Saturday here so perfect time for me to catch up with blog posts. Mine tend to be like buses, none for a while then 2 at once!

I am always so nervous making a card for a fellow crafter, and this time was no exception! On the plus side my lovely friend likes purple and butterflies so I used this for ideas.

I had a good prowl through my box o stamps, and pulled out some divine Inkylicious ones I am ashamed to say I have never used *embarrassed face*. I used a postcard stamp and inked it up with some Memento Cocoa Brown as I thought a kinda vintagey look might be nice, and cut it out. I then used Versa Mark ink to stamp on the reeds, embossed them with copper powder, then stamped some wee fairies, used white powder, then added some sparkles to their trails with silver embossing powder.

I then used Milled Lavender and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks to make my background. I punched some teenie tiny flutterbies in purple pearlescent paper to complete the card.  

One of my lovely crafty friends sent me some gorgeous papers and other goodies this week, and one of the papers was just perfect for the layer underneath and the sentiment. Talk about awesome timing.

Thanks for popping by today.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes, with Happy Birthday
Handmade Harbour - Pretty
Craftroom Challenge - Things with wings