All Dressed New image launch & New challenge …

Evening everyone…I cannot believe it is December already ! I hope all my American Friends had a nice Thanksgiving weekend x 
Well it is the 2nd which means new images & new challenge time over at All Dressed Up
The theme for this challenge is …..Christmas, nice and easy and we have two gorgeous new Christmas images for you. 

They are just beautiful aren’t they ? They are available now from The Etsy Shop
There is also some Christmas sentiments in the Freebies section which have been designed by myself.

Here is my design team make for this challenge
I have used A star is born & made a square tag with him using my Silhouette Cameo, I just love that little sheep ! 
The rest of the Dressy Girls have made some beautiful makes as always, so head on over to the The blog to check out all their creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there ? 
Crafty hugs x 
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Songbird Challenge #29

Hi all, I hope you are all well ?? 
Well it is new challenge time already over at Songbird Challenges, the theme this fortnight is “dies” 
And is kindly sponsored by Meljens Designs
Here is my design team card for this challenge 
I have used the image Caroling Snowmen and coloured them using my Copics & Spectrum Noirs.
Card is Crafters Companion Neenah
The papers are Kaisercraft.
The snowflakes I have Frantaged.
The Sentiment is from the Silhouette Store and is part of a set.
I hope you like my card, don’t forget to head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the teams fab cards. And why not enter the challenge whilst you are there ? 
Happy Crafting x
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New challenge time at That Craft Place Use a star….

This year certainly is flying past !!! 
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend ??
It is new challenge time over at That Craft Place, this challenge is kindly sponsored by Visible Image Stamps…and the winner receives some of their fantastic stamps.

Here is my design team make for this challenge

I have used the Clayton Legend Set and coloured him with my Speccies & Copics.

I cut the star card black with my Cameo & added the card and twine.
I distressed the edges of Clayton & Also the sentiment.

I hope you like him, head on over to the Blog to check out the rest of the fab makes from the rest of the team.

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Heart Hanging

Afternoon everyone, I hope you are all having a nice crafty weekend ?
I wanted to share with a little something I have been working on for my craft room wall. 
As I mentioned on another of my posts, my friend Shary got me some chipboard bits when she went to a recent craft show, well amonst what she got me was some beautiful Hearts, As soon as i saw them I knew I wanted to decorate one for my wall. And here is it….
 Now the lovely Lisa from That Craft Place has launched her own range of stamps called Ditzie Designs…they are great and you must head over and have a look. The sentiment on this is from Lisa’s range, I didn’t want to stamp straight onto the heart as I wanted a certain “look”, so what Did was put the sentiment onto tissue paper and then using watered down PVA I applied a layer onto the heart and VERY carefully applied the tissue paper, gently using a soft brush I applied a layer of PVA over the tissue paper. 
I love the effect this technique gives. 

 This photo (hopefully) shows the different layers, this has 3 layers of paint, starting with pink, then gren and then white. I then sanded back revealing mainly the green, but picking the pink out in certain areas.
I then went over the main part of the heart (only a tiny bit in the middle) with my distress inks & stains.
The gold around the edges is Creative Expressions Gilding wax…..this stuff is fantastic and i recommend it to everyone to try. 
You can just see to the right of the picture the text stamp that I used, I stamped using Versamark and then brushed over it with olive green Mica powder. I also used a pink pearl mica powder and brushed that over the rest of the heart to give it a nice sheen and a blush of colour.

And of course i had to add some frantage didn’t I 🙂

This one shows the sentiment better and also the effect you get with the tissue paper effect. You can also see in this picture the pink & green layers.

Well I hope you like my little heart, don’t forget to head over to That Craft Place to check out the rest of the range. 

Crafty Hugs x 

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Pick me up book

Morning everyone, a non design team post from me this morning…I really need to start doing more of these !
I have been working on a pick me up book….called so because it is going to be filled with pictures of everyone & everything I love, and also some of my favorite inspirational quotes & sayings. 

Those that know me, know i LOVE all things vintage and distressed, so this seemed like a perfect “theme”. 
The pages of the book & the cover are all made from kraft card, The tags are all made with Papermilldirects hammered card. I also mind the spine with this, and then using Copics, distress inks & waxes I coloured the spine to give it a leather look. 
The main image was watercolour card coloured with distress inks and then spritzed over with some water, once dry I took one of Sheena Douglass’s stamps from her A little bit sketchy range I stamped in Tea Dye Distress ink & then “painted” using bronze mica powder….this picture doesn’t show the mice too well ! 
I then added some frantage & brands. 
The sentiment stamp is from LOTV Dreamy Days Circular sentiment stamps which my dear friend Marilyn got me for my birthday, for a pick me up book the sentiment seemed perfect ! I stamped in Versamark and then brushed gold Mica over the top. 
I then added a kraft rose (tattered florals style svg file), a resin rose, Tim Holtz Pin, Mini peg and mounted them all on some net. 
I am really happy with how it turned out, and will start filling it up today 🙂 I will get some inside photos once I start putting some pictures & quotes in there. 
Have a lovely crafting day x 

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All Dressed Up #2 Halloween.

Being challenge time also means new launch time ! and boy do we have some Halloween cuties for you ! 
It also means that we have a new freebie over on the blog too.
Anyway here is my card for the challenge/launch
I have used the super cute All Dressed Up for Mummy image and coloured him with my Copics. 
I have just made a simple tag with my Cameo (the paper is from the Silhouette store) and then used some ribbon that I had, that I thought looked like bandages. 
Head on over to the Challenge to check out the amazing design team makes, Why not enter whilst you are there ? All we ask is you use a All dressed up image (we even provide freebies for you to use….how cool is that ? ) The winner will receive £5.00 Store credit to spend on these fab images. 
Also don’t forget to swing by our Facebook Group to take part in our colour clinic & have crafty chats with the dressy girls. 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges- 

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All Dressed Up new challenge Ribbon/lace

Hi all, I cannot believe how quickly time is going ! 
It is already new challenge and image release time over at All Dressed Up
Our theme is Ribbon and/or lace…nice and simple, and of course we have two gorgeous releases for you too. 
Here is my design team make ….
I have used the fab Tra La La, I love these guys and had so much fun colouring them. The papers will also be appearing in the shop soon.

To enter the challenge all you need to do is use an All Dressed Up Image, or paper. and you could win 3 images of your choice from the Store.

The dressy girls, as always have created some beautiful creations, so make sure you head over to the blog to check out there makes, and also don’t forget we have regular inspiration posts, as well as some fantastic tutorials. 
I cannot wait to see all your entries. 
Crafty hugs xxx 

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Songbird challenge #28

Morning all 🙂 
I received a lovely message recently asking me to join the Songbird challenge design team, what a lovely message to receive, and of course I said yes ! 
This is my first challenge with the team, the theme is “Your Favorite song” And is kindly sponsored by Pink Gem Designs
My Design team card features the super cute Barclay
The song is my favorite Christmas song ” Let It Snow” 
I have coloured him using my Copics & the papers are from Nitwits.I think he is so cute ! 
Head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the design teams fab creations, and why not enter whilst you are there ? 
Crafty Hugs x 

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That Craft Place Sentiment Challenge

Morning all, I can’t believe how quick time is flying ! 
It is new challenge time over at That Craft Place, the theme being Sentiment. 
I have two design team cards to share with you this week…
My first card I made using my Distress Inks & Mica Powders, this is such a easy technique, but so effective. 
I have used one Of Sheila Douglass’s Stamp sets, and after creating the back ground with the distress inks, I overstamped the image, and stamped the sentiment all using versamark, and then dusted over the top using my Mica powders.  
Now my second card features a FAB new stamp, the lovely lisa from That Craft Place has launched her own range of stamps…they are fantastic ! She even has a red rubber range for those that prefer them. 
I have used my Dylusions for this card, and simply got messy ! I used a paintbrush to flick the inks on the paper (make sure everything around you is covered !) and then added the sentiment along with some brads, seam binding and a flower I cut on the cameo.
I hope to see you joining in over on the blog, there is also a design team call. 
Head on over for more info, and don’t forget to check out the new range of stamps ! 

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It’s snowing….

Ok so it isn’t snowing…yet, but it certainly is on today’s inspirational. 
This is one of the fab new images that are available in the shop, and I couldn’t resist colouring him up. 
What do you think ?

I have coloured him with Copics & Spectrum Noirs, he was so fun to colour…and I love that little Robin ! 

Don’t forget our current challenge
We are also having a giveaway on our Twitter.
Crafty Hugs

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