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Wednesday 27 February 2013

Wee Stamps ~ Rose And Felix

Good Morning :)

I'm back with a final card in my GDT position for the month of February at  Wee Stamps.

I decided to use a slightly older image for this card, the gorgeous Rose and Felix, available to buy as a digi image at Wee Stamps, as a rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps, or even as a topper from The Hobby House.

As always, I have coloured the image with DI's, but I have used mainly the markers again.
The pretty papers are of course from Pion design.
The sentiment is Magnolia, and the flower is cut using a Doo Hickey die.

As this is my last post for Wee Stamps, I want to say a heartfelt thank you to Sylvia for creating these beautiful designs which are a joy to colour, and to Mariska for having faith in me and asking me to be on this months GDT, as well as being a totally lovely lady to work with.

I've had the most fabulous time and enjoyed every minute of it, my only regret is that February passed way too quickly and my time here has come to an end.
But that means that a new GDT for the month of March will soon be announced and I'm excited to see who will be on the team, and I know that they will have a fabulous time :)

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Wee Stamps ~ Shelley

I am here today to show you another of  Sylvia's gorgeous designs. 

This beautiful little mermaid Shelley is available to buy now as a digi image over at Wee Stamps and for the rubber stamp lovers, keep watching Whimsy Stamps HERE for its release.

Isn't she simply gorgeous? And look at the cute little turtle!

I started off by choosing the papers and then colouring the image with a mix of DI re-inkers and markers.
Then I added the cloud paper - MME Fine and Dandy, True Blue - to the base card and then cut a circle aperture with a nestie. I cut a thin circular band from cardstock to line the outside edge of the aperture.

The waves were cut from paper out of  MME The Sweetest Thing Lavender pad and stuck down to slightly overlap the aperture. 
The image is placed on the inside of the looks much nicer in real life but it was so difficult to try and take a photograph showing how the image is placed inside!

The sentiment is from PTI, as are the cloud dies.
There's plenty of glamour dust on Shelley and a few tiny pearls.

You can read more about this new image on Sylvia's blog and see a sneak peak of the other cards from this months GDT's.

Thanks for looking

Monday 18 February 2013

Wee Stamps ~ Peggy.

Good morning.

I have a card to show you today made with another of  Sylvia's gorgeous Wee Stamps ~ Peggy.
The image is available HERE as a digi, or HERE as a rubber stamp.

Isn't she just gorgeous?

I've coloured her using only DI markers this time, I'm still practising with them but I do like the softer colouring.
The papers are from my favourite paper company ~  Pion Design  'Alma's Sewing Room'.
I adore the delicate feel to their designs. 
I know that the image has little to do with sewing, and the bottom sheet of paper has scissors on it, but I love the colours and wanted to use them and in my mind these are gardening scissors and Peggy has been out in the garden cutting some flowers for in her basket.
That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :)

There's never much in the way of embellishments on my cards, but with papers so pretty it would be a sin to cover them up - that's another of my excuses!
Just a few pearls, a butterfly (MFT and Cheery Lynn) and a sentiment from PTI stamped onto MFT Mini Tabs Quartet.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday 14 February 2013

Wee Stamps ~ Love Me Do ♥

I am delighted - and honoured -  to be here in my role as part of the Wee Stamps guest design team.

There is a new release today which you can find in the store here and I can guarantee you will love this new image from Sylvia.

Today is a day to is the 2nd birthday of Wee stamps!
Happy Birthday to you

And also today is Saint Valentines Day, a day when we celebrate love and romance, so then what could be more appropriate than a wedding, and without a doubt, Love Me Do is the most beautiful wedding image I've ever seen and I totally adore it  

I had a really fun time colouring this cute couple with DI re-inkers and markers.
The papers are an older set but still so pretty, Tilda Frosted Bluegreen.
Embellies: Doo Hickey swirl, punched flowers, sentiment from SU, a  little MFT butterfly and a few pearls.

All 'Wee Stamps' images are also available to purchase as rubber stamps through Whimsy Stamps HERE so keep your eyes peeled for this one being released soon.

You can read more about this new image on the post on Sylvia's blog.

Also....there is a 24 hour sale starting now at Wee Stamps digi shop.
You can get 20% off every order over £5 and it includes todays new release Love Me Do.
Just enter the code WEEVALENTINEDAY at the check out.
I'll be back on Monday with another card for Wee Stamps.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Sugar Bowl Challenge ~ 100

Today we have a new challenge over on the Sugar Bowl.
Challenge No 100? How can that be?
That came around far too quickly...I'm obviously having way too much fun :)

I love fairies and I have a big soft spot for chubby fairies
I used the image Lil' Sweetpea and coloured her with DI re-inkers and markers, but mainly the DI markers on this one. I even cut *shock* one of my favourite papers for this card, Pion  - Fairytale of Spring - and my last sheet too....I must remember to order some more!

The sentiment is from PTI, a die cut butterfly (MFT and Cheery Lynn) and the odd pearl.
You know by now I like to keep my cards simple...I could tell you it's because I want the image to shine (which of course I do) but it's also because I'm beyond hopeless at adding embellies.

Again we have the theme of 'Anything Goes' rather than a sketch challenge, so...anything goes, you have the freedom to create whatever your heart desires, but you must use a Sugar Nellie image to enter and be eligible to win the prize.

As this is our 100th challenge there will be TWO winners chosen at random, both will win their choice of any 4 Sugar Nellie stamps...double the chance to win so get your entries in!

Challenges to enter:
Die-ing For A Challenge...I've used MFT Butterfly die (under the Cheery Lynn die) and Pion Paper.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday 3 February 2013

2013...So Far.

Huh well it's been a very funny year so far, and we're only just into February!

January felt like a roller coaster ride.
Phil's Mum came home poorly after spending 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year in South Africa. She'd gashed open the back of her leg and ended up in hospital with a DVT and cellulitis.

Phil was poorly with the Winter bug that everyone seems to have fallen prey to...except me, I did keep well clear of him!
A friend of ours - Dave - passed away very suddenly and we attended the funeral this week.

On Friday night I went out with 3 friends for a meal, we all used to work together in the Pharmacy, and we meet up every 5 or 6 weeks and go for dinner. We'd only got as far as the starters when one of my friends had a severe allergic reaction to an ingredient and so we spent the rest of the evening in the Accident and Emergency department!

But there has also been some good news :)
The lovely and extremely talented Mariska emailed me and asked if I would like to be a guest designer for Wee Stamps for the month of February. I love Sylvia's designs and I was thrilled and amazed to be asked and of course I jumped at the chance! If you've not seen it already then you can read the post on Sylvia Zet's blog HERE...but I'd better warn you first. I've spent almost 3 years hiding behind a photo of a cute, fluffy kitty, until now!
Sylvia's images are gorgeous and I've had great fun colouring them, I can't wait to show you!

I also had the most amazing fantastic news off two of my bestest buddies in America, Amanda and Patty
but this is way off in the future, too way off girls!
I do have the bestest friends ♥
Thanks for looking.