Friday, 29 July 2016

Birthday Betty

Hello Everyone
It's that time of the month where I get to post a little bit of inspiration over on the 
Art by MiRan showcase blog but before I show my card I want to mention the special offer which is running just now over at the Etsy Store.  Use the coupon code below for a 25% discount



Today's card is showcasing the lovely  Birthday Betty



I am once again trying to achieve a more CAS style.  I love when I see cards like this, then try it out for myself and it just doesn't seem to cut it.  I will however keep at it.  Practise makes perfect and all that.
The papers, ribbon and button were all from my stash.  The gorgeous Betty was coloured with copics,
Thanks for popping by
Anne x

Friday, 15 July 2016

Cool Stuff Inside

Hello Everyone

Oh my goodness!!! 
 Have you seen the new rubber release over on Whimsy Stamps?
I absolutely couldn't wait to colour this cutie up



This gorgeous pair are  Ice Cream Love available now from Whimsy Stamps
coloured with copics and prisma pencils
papers are from Lidl 
ice cream cornet - cricut
sentiment - Sparkle n Sprinkle
 Doily Corners

As you can see I have kept this a bit on the CAS side as both the stamp and sentiment are huge so I really would have lost them under too many embellishments.  Plus it's nice now and again to keep it simple isn't it?
Thanks for popping in.
Have a great, crafty weekend
Anne x

Friday, 1 July 2016

sitting pretty

Hello Everyone
I'm here showing off mt DT card for the Art by MiRan showcase blog




This gorgeous girl is Resting Rabea available now in the Etsy Store
The papers are from Poundland.  Yip, I seen someone mention them on FB so went and grabbed some.  They are only writing pad size but very pretty.  Plus you can't go wrong for a quid :)
Coloured with copics
Sentiment is from Sparkle n Sprinkle
border die which I have managed to hide - Orion by Sue Wilson
Spellbinders Medalion 4
pearls from stash

Thanks for popping in.  Have a great crafty weekend
Anne x


Friday, 24 June 2016

swimming on by

Hello everyone
Hopefully this post finds you well and not at all affected by the horrendous storms these past couple of days.  For once, here in Scotland, we have had lovely warm weather. 
 Not wall to wall sunshine but nice all the same.

Anyway, today I have something  that I have been working on  for over a week now for the Artbymiran blog.  A canvas, not something I am used to doing but I have seen so many lovely ones I thought I would give it a try.




I merged two images, Mermaid Meara and  Leomaris then printed them out almost a4 size to fit 
this 30cm x 40cm canvas.    It took me hours to colour, then a couple more to carefully peel away the backing so I was left with a flimsy enough image to set on the canvas without it looking 'stuck on'  I had a few hairy moments I can tell you :)
Lot's of paint, texture, gems and some other bits thrown in for good measure produced the end result
A huge, huge image to colour but I am thrilled with the results and intend to hang it in our little holiday home in Turkey on our next visit.
Thanks for popping in
Anne x

challenges:
Crafting with Attitude - anything goes        DRS Designs - Life's a Beach
Crafty Creations - anything goes        Sisterhood of Crafters - create your own background  
Unicorn Challenge - inspired by child story or rhyme - Little Mermaid 
oh la la Creations - sun, and and sea

Monday, 13 June 2016

Sunshine Suzie

Hi everyone
Well, that my jollies well and truly over.  I will confess to booking another set of flights to Turkey for later in the year though :)  I just love our wee place in the sun and wish we could spend a lot more time there.  ..wishful thinking eh?

Anyway, today's card is for the Art by Miran June Progressive Challenge on Facebook.
I'm sure loads of you are members of the group but if not pop over and take a look we love seeing your creations with Miran's gorgeous images.



image - this months freebie but available on Etsy soon
I can't remember which papers I used for this one as I made it before my holiday.  Coloured with copics, blooms and brads from my stash.
sentiment -  Printworks Stamps
Butterfly Border  - cut out

Have a good old crafty day and thanks for popping in
Anne x

challenges:
Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
2 Creative Chicks - anything goes
Classic DT - anything goes
Crafter's Cafe - vacation
Die Cuttin' Divas - anything goes