23 July 2017

Sweet Bunny Moon - Noor DT Call

Hello my lovelies and a very happy Sunday to you.  We've had a very soggy weekend here indeed but on the upside more crafting time yay!!

So did you know that Noor Design UK are having a DT call well a couple of calls actually, one for the Design Team and one for a Foamiran Design Team.  This doesn't happen very often (believe me I know as I'm a bit of a blog stalker!!) so when I saw it I was just a tad excited!  So as you've probably guessed my post today is dedicated to the Noor Design UK DT call.  For the call you were asked to make either a card, scrapbook page or mixed media project so as I mainly make cards that's what I did.  All the details are here

I chose to use the LOTV image 'Bunny Moon' and coloured it up with a mix of Copics and Spectrum Noirs.  I was having a rummage through my papers and came across some old Marianne Design baby papers which are just so pretty so they sort of dictated the colour scheme I went with.

Image:  LOTV 'Bunny Moon'
Medium:  Copics and Spectrum Noirs
Papers:  Marianne Design 'Eline's Babies'
Dies:  Crafters Companion Create-a-card 'Emma', CC baby dies
Ribbon/Lace from stash
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts



I used a couple of little baby dies - the rattle and dummy and attached it to the bow to dangle like little charms.

My usual close up of the super sweet image.  The moon has been glittered to within an inch of it's life with Glamour Dust and it looks so pretty and twinkly in real life.  

Copics/Spectrum Noirs

Body:  W00, W1, W2, W3, W5/R20/R81
Clothes:  B32, B23, B18, BV29 (for shadow)
Moon/Stars:  SN's LY1, LY2, LY3 + copic BV00 (for shadow)
Teddy:  E50, E53, E35/G20, G24
Background:  B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

Okay so for the next bit of my post I need to let you know a little bit about myself.   I'll start with the most obvious  - I'm a little bit craft mad bordering on addiction maybe!.  Okay, there, I've said it - it's now officially out in the open.  My closest friends would say I'm a little crazy and oh a tad accident prone, but hey I've yet to injure myself with the craft knife and I haven't glued myself to my chair yet so in my eyes we're all good.  I lurve, lurve, lurve my stamps and copics and, papers well that's a given I need say no more.  Add Christmas into the mix and I'm one happy bunny!

Not sure I have a style so to speak.  I like a little fussy I do love to build my cards up with embellishments but I'm not afraid to go clean and simple.  The common denominator in many of my creations though is colour.  I do love my colour.   

I love to share my creations with other folks.  I have a Facebook page and share on lots of different craft sites.  I also have a Pinterest Board and an Instagram account too.  I can think of nothing better than posting something and to have inspired someone else to either craft or try something new.

Okay, so I've come to the end of my post.  I hope you like my card and all I can do now is wait and see and wish everyone who enters good luck.

So for now that's all from me.  It's late but my head is full of lots of ideas and my fingers are itching to colour so I'm off to stamp up something else.  I have work in the morning but hey who needs sleep it's overrated in my book!

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie 
xxx


Challenges I'd like to enter:-

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

Simon Says Stamp  -  we're seeing stars

The Ribbon Girls  -  July 'use any image' challenge

Stamping Sensations  -  anything with flowers





  














8 July 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs New Release Week - Day 5

Good morning my lovelies and a very happy Saturday to you.  I can't decide whether we're in for another glorious day or not the sun keeps poking it's head out and then it clouds up.  Thought we're were going to get a storm last night but nothing so it's still sticky and humid, yuk!

Anyway, enough of the oh so unpredictable weather ... let me show you my make for the last day of Crafty Sentiments Designs release week.  Here is 'Mermaid Day Dream' and she's beautiful and she will be available in the store HERE from 10th July.  Don't forget you can pop across to Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog to have a little looksie at what wonderful makes my teamies have made with her too.

Medium:  copics
Papers: Bo Bunny 'Powder Blue Vintage', Pion Design 'Shoreline Treasures'
Dies:   Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Magnolia leaf spray
Ribbon/Embellishments from stash


The close up of the super sweet image.

Copics

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Tail:  B0000, B00, B02/BG11, BG13

Right time for me to dash.  Got to get my daughter up as we have some last minute shopping to do before she goes on her last Junior school residential on Monday.  Nothing like leaving it till the last minute!!

Take care and happy crafting.
Ann-Marie 
xx

Challenges I'd like to enter:-

Allsorts  -  magical and mythical

The Ribbon Girl  -  July card challenge

Let's Craft and Create  -  just beachy/red,white&blue








7 July 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs new release week - Day 4

Hello peeps and a very happy Friday to you all.  It's been a scorcher of a day today.  A tad uncomfortable to work in but hey at least it's the weekend and I get a day off tomorrow yay!

So I'm here to share with you my make for Day 4 of Crafty Sentiments Designs new release week and the theme this release is Summer Fun and I've got a gorgeous image to show you called 'Happy Floral'.  All the images are in the store from 10th July so don't forget to go fill your booties here.


Medium:  Copics
Papers/Cardstock from stash


The usual close up of the image.  Again another versatile one I think and very easy to colour up.


Okay that's all from me today.  Don't forget to hop over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration blog where you can see more beautiful creations from my teamies.

Take care and happy crafting.
Ann-Marie 
xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

The Ribbon Girls  -  July card challenge

Stamping Sensations  -   anything with flowers









5 July 2017

Crafty Sentiments New Release Week

Good morning my lovelies I hope you are all well.  We are busy here what with the last couple of weeks of school but it's all good as it means the kiddies get to rest soon for a few weeks.  It's been quite manic with my son's work experience, mock exams and this weekend his Duke of Edinburgh trip and my not so little girl anymore goes for her secondary school transfer day today so a rest for them will be most welcome.

Anyway enough about me.  It's release week at Crafty Sentiments Designs so that means I got to play with some adorable images and I am here to share with you my make for Day 2 of their release.  So no more waffling .... meet 'Fantastic Flowers' in all her glory.  As you can see I've gone with a bit of a blue theme today as I was rummaging through my stash and found some gorgeous papers and this was the outcome.



My usual close up next.  So sweet isn't she carrying those gorgeous looking flowers.  She was lovely to colour up, even the hair was easy and I struggle with hair at times.


Right that's my drop in for today.  I'll be back in a bit to add some links but I better go now otherwise I will be late for work which will mean no pennies and then no crafty stash!!!

Take care folks.

Ann-Marie
xx


23 June 2017

A box full of flowers!

Hello you lovely lot and a very happy Friday to you all.  Gosh hasn't the weather been amazing.  I mean it's been a little unbearable to work in but hey you can't have everything I suppose.

So I had an order for a pop-up box and the remit was gardening and wild flowers so this is what I came up with.  


I hunted through my stash as I had no gardening stamps to speak of and found a sheet of Dufex decoupage I'd forgotten I had and used that for the toppers.  I used a mix of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts but instead of using acetate to attach them to the box I used green craft wire to resemble the stems and also it mean't I could bend them into the correct position.

   

A little section added on the reverse for somewhere to write your greeting.  I toyed with the idea of making a little pocket with pull out tag ... may just do that next time.


Okay folks that all from me today.  I'm off to do a little crafting ... I'm sure I have time to sneak some in before I have to prepare tea!!

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie 
xxx

  





10 June 2017

Ice Cream Day


Good morning my lovelies and we've woken up to a gloriously beautiful morning here in Bournemouth.  Not sure how long it will last but I'm determined to make the most of it whilst it does so the washing line will be full of fresh linen dancing in the breeze shortly.
So as I'm waiting for that to finish it's a perfect time to introduce you to my last image of Crafty Sentiments Designs release week ... here is 'Ice cream day' and she's a beauty.

Now I've been wanting to have a go at making one of those pop-up box card makes for a little while and when I saw this image I knew it would be perfect surrounded by lots of yummy ice cream cones and in my eyes it will be New Forest ice cream mmmmmmm it's the best!

Image:  Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Ice cream day'
Medium:  Copics
Papers:  Make & Create 'Whimsical Pastels'
Card stock:  Crafters Companion Centura Pearl 'fresh pink', 'dark chocolate', 'hint of gold'
Dies:  Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Crafters Companion 'Happy Birthday'

A bit of a side view next.  I made myself an ice cream template in three sizes and used it to cut out some ice creams from Centura Pearl card stock.  The cone I used my score board to make a criss cross pattern and then inked with Tim Holtz walnut stain for some definition.  I did have to use some pink wire to mount them all though as acetate wasn't strong enough  they kept flopping over.   


The close up next.  She really is a cutie and my daughter has already ear marked this one for one of her friends birthdays.

Copics

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  E70, E71, E77
Dress/Shoes:  RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29/E31, E35, E37
Shadow/depth:  BV04, BV29

Okay my lovelies that's all from me today.  Don't forget to hop over to Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog for some more inspiration from my team mates and the images will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs store from 12th June.  I'm off to hang some washing on the line now and then back for a little colouring I think.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie 
xxx

Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  your favourite things (copics/pearls/stamps)

The Ribbon Girl  -  June card challenge

Let's Craft and Create  -  girls, girls, girls
















9 June 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs release week - Day 4

Hello my lovelies and welcome to day 4 of Crafty Sentiments Designs release week.

So for today I got to play with 'off we go' and again such a versatile image and a handsome little fellow too.  I decided to make a little photo album come scrapbook and he is perfect for the front cover I think.  I chose an American theme as I had these gorgeous papers and elements in my stash for like ever and I will get to go there one day - it's on my 'to do' list so in readiness I made this:-


Image:  Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Off we go'
Medium:  copics
Papers:-  Echo Park (old from stash)


If you look closely you will see that it also has little pull out tabs to journal on.






Last piccie I promise is of the cute little fella himself and as usual I've coloured him with copics (list below).

Copics

Face/body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair/Case:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  B24, B26, B28, B29, B39/R20, R22, R27, R29/BV29
Dog:  E41, E43, E47

Okay folks that's all from me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with my make for Day 5 and don't forget to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational blog to have a gander at my teamies beautiful creations too.

Take care and happy crafting.
Ann-Marie 
xxx