♥Birthday Celebrations♥

Hi Everyone
I'm here today to share a Birthday Card I made for my daughter. I think the Ruby's are perfect for young women and teenagers, so I used Ruby Celebrations stamp.
I coloured her with Distress Inks.

The Ruby's are particularly long stamps and its sometimes difficult to find a die long enough to cut them out, but the Pierced Ovals Easel die set work perfectly with them.
The balloon on this stamp makes it even larger and here's a little tip on how to make it work.

Draw around like so in the picture around the top of Ruby and either side of the balloon and carefully cut along the line. For the die to fit in at the back of the balloon cut little further down than the line.

Align the die on the pre cut area but make sure it is at the back of the balloon and cut out the image
Here are the products I used

Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend. 
Big Hugs

♥ Hoorayyyy Winnie ♥

I'm here today to share my card using the new Winnie Hooray stamp.
Ive coloured Winnie with Distress Reinkers.
Ive also added one of the new sentiments from the Sentimentals pack. There's so much you can do with this pack. I used one of the Posydoodles circles to cut out a section of the circle and coloured with Distress Oxide Spun Sugar. 
 Then using the Lovely Lace Rectangles I cut out twice. These are going to be adhered together to make the base of the card.
 Score from the top about an inch down and fold. This will form the easel. Add double sided tape and adhere to the front.
It should look like this. 
Once I had coloured Winnie I stamped around the edges with one of the texture stamps from the NEW set Textures Galore.
Butterflies are Sizzix and Doohickeys
Below is the full list on everything Ive used

Winnie Hooray

Thankyou so much for stopping by today I hope you like it. :D

Far Far Awayyyyy......

Good Morning Crafty Friends!
 I'm here today to share my latest card using one of the new release Digi Winnie's. Ive used Faraway Winnie. I know I said in my last post about being a stamping girl ...BUT ....I just couldn't wait for her to become available as a stamp. She's just gorgeous.

Do you struggle with Digi's? 
 I do, because I use watercolour paper and it is too thick to go through my printer, but below is a little step by step on how I master it.
I hope it helps you too :D

Once you have downloaded your image to your laptop/Ipad, open up in the program you use. I have a MacBook so I use 'Pages' to do this. Resize to the size you are happy with and click on print. This then should bring up the printing box and show you the size it will be printed onto the A4 paper. My printer is a HP Officejet Pro 6830. Also outlined in pink is the Opacity. If like me you don't like your images to be jet black, you can alter the percentage to a greyer shade.
Once you are happy with the settings click print on normal A4 paper. It may take a few attempts until you are happy with the size and depth of the image.

I then cut out a piece of my Water Colour paper and tape over the pre-printed image.
For colouring I use Bockingford Hotpressed extra smooth.
Once taped over the image, put back into the printer tray and click print. NOTE..Remember to put in correct way so the image prints in the exact same spot as the previous and onto the Water Colour Paper.
Yes! Voila.... This is how it should look and you are all ready to paint :D
and so it begins.
I colour with Distress Inks and occasionally Distress Pens

Papers used are Beau Paperie Belle. Flowers I handmade and dies are from my stash.
Oh and here are the rest of the gorgeous MUST HAVE release 

Thankyou for stopping by and I hope Ive helped you attempt a Digi image 

Ula- Be A Unicorn

Hiya Everyone 
I hope you have all had an amazing Easter. Wow what fabulous weather we have had in the UK too.
I have a little news to share today. I'm now part of the Polkadoodles Blog Team. You can find the blog HERE
I'm not a digital person at all and prefer to use stamps in my crafting because I use Distress Inks to colour my work...I just can't seem to get the printing of a download right onto my paper, it's a good job we all like different things!  So when I spied that this lovely image was available as a Clear Stamp I had to snap her up fast.  You can get this great stamp from all great Polkadoodles stockists

For my card I used the gorgeous Ula Be A Unicorn coloured with Distress Re-Inkers. I do love these gorgeous images of Ula.
Papers are Bella Flour

I made the flowers with Foamarian and painted with Alchemy paints to give a more shimmering effect
Dies are a mixture from my stash including DooHickeys and Lady E and I can't help using a little pink Frantage around the edges.

Hope you like it.
Right Im back outside to play in that gorgeous sunshine while its here.

♥ Smile Its Springtime ♥

Happy Friday Everyone :D
Its Challenge time again over at Polkadoodles and this week the challenge is Anything Goes.

For my card I have used Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime. The link takes you to the digi version, but I used the stamp which is not yet on the website. Ive coloured with DI's 
For the flower I used foamarian coloured with Distress Oxides.
Dies are DooHickeys
Hope you like it

Thanks so much for stopping by today
See You soon

♥A Gift For A Lady♥

Hi There
Its a new Friday Challenge over at the Polkadoodles Challenge blog today. As always its Anything Goes but also a 'A Gift For A Lady' for those who want a little more of a challenge.:D

Ive coloured Ruby Birthday Cake with Distress ReInkers. The link takes you too the digi version but I actually used the stamp version of her.
I did the no lines technique...Why?.... I always ask myself, because I always end up adding black!!LOL

I used Butterfly Dreams Paper pad. So gorgeous and bright.

Flowers I made using DooHickeys
All the rest are also DooHickeys except the tag which is Gummpian.
The stitched oval is LDRS
I'm hoping my dearest crafty friend has received it now

Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog 
Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are :D

Guest DT At Magnolia-licious

Im back again as a guest over at Magnolia-licious today using another gorgeous Polkadoodles stamp.
Ive coloured Snow Tweet Winnie with Distress ReInkers
Papers are Riddersholm Design 

Ive also used a Polkadoodles Die Birdcage which is part of a two part stamp set.
The gorgeous leaf at the side is a DooHickey.

Thankyou so much  for stopping by my blog :D
Hope you like it.

Have a fabulous weekend :D


♥ Just For You ♥

OOOooo it's Friday Yayyyy which means a start of a new challenge over at 

This week the theme is flowers but as always you can do anything goes :D
Ive coloured Winnie-Just For You  with Distress Reinkers and pens.
For the large Daffodils I used a Sizzix die and the smaller one with a DooHickey
Papers are the Great Outdoors paper pack also by Polkadoodles.
For the flower shape I used Go Kreate Flower, the rest are DooHickeys.
Also on the edge I sprinkled with Ivory Frantage and lots of gesso :D

Hope you like it:D

Challenges Im entering into are

Thankyou so much for stopping by

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