Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Honey Doo - Butterfly Border

Morning all - Well what a wash out for the Bank Holiday, typical weather eh ! I expect a lot of you did some crafting instead ?
Next weekend sees the start of the Autumn shows with the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show at Leigh and Amanda and Kay from Honey Doo Crafts will be busy demonstrating their fab range of stamps, here's a quick one I made using their Butterfly Border with a sentiment from Life Events to finish it off......


I'm afraid my photos never bring out the glitter very well but if you zoom in you can get a glimpse of the pretty butterflies all glammed up with a sprinkle of Glamour Dust.

If you're in the Leigh area next weekend why not pop in and say hi to the ladies, if not their stamps are available on their website - HERE.

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for looking x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Howay the lads ! Honey Doo Crafts Christmas Stamps

Lol - yes howay the lads - Honey Doo Crafts are at the Ross Papercraft Show in my home town Sunderland this Sunday.

Got some happy post this week, some lovely Christmas stamp sets so couldn't resist having a play ...
This first one was made using one of the deer from 'Dancer and Prancer' and the sentiment from 'Bold Bauble'. I coloured the background using my Panpastels and added some dies cut using Die-namics Campy Tree Line. Yes I know it says Dancer and Prancer but I really couldn't resist adding a red nose to make him Rudolph !

This is a more fussy design using 'Bold Bauble' and the flowers from 'Falling Flowers'. The red card is stamped randomly using Falling Flowers and the branches are a Martha Stewart punch.

Honey Doo Crafts stamps are available from their website HERE  .

Thanks for looking, hope you're having a fab weekend x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Honey Doo Crafts

Loving these stamps designed by Honey Doo Crafts and thrilled to have been asked to design some cards for them -

The stamps are so versatile with flowers and flourishes you can mix and match as you wish. This first card use Fine Flourishes (to make the stems) , Life Events (such a useful set of sentiments) and Trio of Flowers (different sizes of flowers to build up as you want). Some simple matting and layering with a cute Sue Wilson bow added et voila !

My second card is more traditional -


Made using Corner Flourish and Life Events Honey Doo Crafts stamps with a couple of dies all coloured with my pens. The 3D effect of the flowers is simply done with pen work this time - no cutting out !

Honey Doo Crafts can be bought direct from Honey Doo Crafts web shop.

These cards will be on display at the Terry Ross Papercraft show at Nissan on Sunday 17th August 2014 if you're going so keep an eye out for their stand where you'll find Amanda and her mum Kay busy demonstrating these fab stamps.





Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Whimsy Guest Designer and Blog Hop Day 3 !

Woohoo ! It's the release day for the August stamps from Whimsy, so happy to have been asked as a Guest Designer ........ here's the information you need to enter to try and win another super prize  -

Welcome to the ...
Whimsy Stamps August release BLOG HOP!

The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new August release stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

The hop starts today (Wednesday August 6th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday August 8th at 12.00pm noon ET.

If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Iris's blog.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:




PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment HERE and at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday August 8th.

For today's project, I have inked up another Rainbow Echo Designs using their Witch Hat Sentiments and then the delightful Elisabeth Bell design Picked Sweet Summer Song -


Witch Hat Sentiments using gilding flakes.
Pretty in pink ...........
.........or fresh as a daisy !


So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $25 gift certificate.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Whimsy Guest Designer and Blog Hop Day 2 !

Thrilled to have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps new August release ! Here's all the information for you to join in the blog hop and win a prize - I'll be back tomorrow with some more designs.........

Welcome to Day 2 of the ...
Whimsy Stamps August rubber stamp and die release!

This week Whimsy Stamps is releasing 11 new red rubber stamp/stamp sets and 3 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all selected Whimsy Stamps retailers ... TOMORROW!

We are thrilled to welcome Hellen Pearce, Sheri Willshire, Tabbatha Sandoval and Tracey Murphy as our Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw.

Yesterday we sneak peeked the new Elisabeth Bell, Time For Tea Designs and SC Design products. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these products, check out the Whimsy blog!

For today's project, I have inked up the cute little Cat Witch designed by Crissy Armstrong and the fun set of Witch Hat Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs - both such fab sets of images to celebrate Halloween this year !
Cheeky cat peeping out to send you 'best witches' .


Love these little hats with quirky sentiments on them !


So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:


Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the release day grand hop!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!


Monday, 4 August 2014

Honey Doo Crafts

Had a fabulous time at Eileen Godwin's workshop on Saturday, saw old friends and made new ones - oh and crafted a bit too ! Made a couple of cards, one for me is still a work in progress but I absolutely loved making one which was made up of lots of different levels and so was called a collage card (currently posted as my FB cover photo) .........so much so that when looking at some recent stamp purchases from Honey Doo Crafts I decided to have a play along the same theme, thanks Eileen for the inspiration.


Made using 'Falling Flowers' stamp and butterflies cut from their 'Butterfly Border' stamp. Love the colours on this - my favourite mix Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry.


Made using 'Hearts a Flutter' stamp with flowers cut from the 'Falling Flowers' stamp and the Little B Hearts die set to make the easel frames.

So, a couple of Honey Doos - great stamps to work with and so versatile as you can mix and match different elements if you want to or just use them as is - your choice.

Well blogger seems to be playing me up today - hope this post gets through as I have another couple to do for tomorrow and Wednesday as I'm a guest designer for Whimsy and they have a fabulous blog hop that I'm involved in with some super prizes! Thank you for looking and have a lovely day x

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Lavinia Stamps Challenge 8 - Add some Glitter

Wow! We're into August - where is this year going?! Had a fab July though with lots of things happening to tick off my list of things I would love to achieve. If one of the things on your list is to win a challenge why don't you have a go at this month's Lavinia Challenge - Add some Glitter? Dawn Rogers, who entered by email, did last month and look she won £40 worth of vouchers to get some new goodies from the Lavinia Webshop! Congratulations Dawn and I hope you enjoy spending.

Well a few of us have been raving about Brusho paints these last few weeks. How fab are they for making backgrounds to your cards! They've been around for years and over that time I have seen some very talented artists using them with different techniques to fill and colour line drawings, to stamp and then bleach out colour where you don't want it etc etc - gorgeous work and I plan to do a lot more with these little gems.

Here's my version using them for this month's Lavinia Challenge using Lavinia's Poppy Set and Lavender Stamps -


The flowers are edged in glitter just to lift them from the cornfield I've created in the background. Such vibrant colours to remind me of a hot summers day - and we've had a few of those lately !

My second card this month is made using Lavinia Stamps -  Lavender, Zen Flower 3, Creeping Vine and Wildflower. All stamped with WOW glittered embossing powders in various bright colours.



Lots of other inspiration from the rest of the team on their blogs, please take a look and then jump in with your design - you could be this month's lucky winner !

Stamps available from - Lavinia Stamps Webshop.

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