Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - Easter

Friday, 29 March 2013
Hi there everyone and Happy Easter!  Hope you have all had a good start to the Easter break, fingers crossed the weather stays nice, we have actually seen the sunshine here today.

Our theme over at Dilly Beans this week is 'Easter' so we want to see all your gorgeous Easter creations.  Pop over to the blog to see what the Design Team have got to offer this month :-)

For my card I have used the adorable Amalia Easter Bunny, which I have coloured with Copics....isn't she gorgeous!

The papers are from the new Doodlebug Flower Box collection and so is the flower embellishment.  Just love the colours in this collection, really bright and summery.

I've embossed the white background panel with the Couture Creations Bouquet embossing folder, which I love because it is a great 5 x 7 size.

The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and that's about that really lol!

If you pop over to the Dilly Beans Shop there is a lovely new Maisie the Mermaid digi stamp available.

Hope you all have a fabulous Easter

Shelly xx

You Are Amazing - My Mums Craft Shop DT Card

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Hi there everyone, we are halfway through this nice short week already yay, I just wish it would warm up a little !

It's time for this week's creation for My Mums Craft Shop and this week we have a theme of 'Echo Park'.  I love their papers so I was really looking forward to this one.

I've chosen the Everyday Eclectic 6 x 6 pad because I just love the colours and they work so well together. 

I've rounded off all the corners of my panels, faux stitched around the edges and matted everything onto some raspberry cardstock.

The stamp is Read All About It by Pure Innocence and I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her.  It's a great value set too as it comes with five different sentiments.

I've paper pieced her chair and footstool and coloured the rest with Copics.

I also haven't over-embellished my card this week and I wanted the image to stand out on it's own.  I've kept it to some pink spotty satin ribbon and a gorgeous resin flower from my stash.

Hope you all have a wonderful day, by the time you read this I will be hard at work at my desk....not !

Shelly xx

Glitter!! Dilly Beans Challenge

Friday, 22 March 2013
Yay it's Friday and that can only mean one thing....yes it's the weekend!  But also it's time for a new challenge over at Dilly Beans and this week our theme is 'Glitter'

This challenge suited me right down to the ground, I'm thinking fairies, pink, glitter - right in my comfort zone lol !  I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use for this as I knew she would be perfect...meet Amalia Princess and she is available here

As always I've coloured her with Copics and blinged her wand and dress up with some Glamour Dust.

I've used my brand new Bo Bunny Isabella paper pad which is all beautiful pinks and greys and I've matted everything onto some blingy silver glitter cardstock....you can never have too much glitter right !

I've finished off with some buttons and some grey satin ribbon and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.

This card gets the thumbs up from Megan so that's approval enough for me lol !

If you want to take part, pop over to the blog, we always love to see your creations and you can also see what the rest of the DT have been up to.

Also, if you pop over to the Dilly Beans Store there are some new character stamps....Paige and Penny and they are fab !

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and don't get too much snow.

Shelly xx

Just for You - My Mums Craft Shop

Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Hey there everyone it's time for this week's creation for My Mum's Craft Shop.  I had a lovely surprise this week when Kitty asked me to stay on as a permanent Design Team member after my Guest Designer spot in March....woohoo !!!!

For my card this week I have used the gorgeous Sugarplums Sassy Emma who you may have seen on a few of my cards before - I love her :-)  I've coloured her with Copics as always and mounted her onto my card using foam pads to make her stand out a bit more.

This was quite a big card for me as I usually stick to my 6 x 6 square cards but I fancied a change so I used an A5 landscape card blank, which gave me a lot of space to fill !!

The papers are from one of the new My Minds Eye 2013 collections called My Girl and I love the summery colours.  I think I must have experimented with every sheet of paper in this pad when making this card so now my lovely new pad is a pile of scraps lol.  I've matted everything onto red cardstock to give a good contrast and gone around the edges with faux stitching.  I've also faux stitched all the red bits on the card with white gel pen because I just can't help myself really and a card isn't complete to me unless I've done this !

My flower is made from Die-namics Pretty Posies and I've layered it up with foam pads for extra dimension.

I started out using this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my card and it ended up looking completely different by the time I was finished and not resembling the sketch at all !

Hope you all have a fab Wednesday.

Shelly xx

Crafty Boots - Sending Sweet Thoughts

Monday, 18 March 2013
Hey there everyone, I can't believe it's Monday again already and I don't know what the weather is like with you but it looks like night time here and it's only 10.45 !

How about a little bit of eye candy to brighten up your day .......

This is my card this month for Crafty Boots and I was over the moon when Stephanie-Emma said she was going to stock the gorgeous Sylvia Zet stamps as they are so beautiful to colour.

I have chosen to use Suzi with Bunny as it reminds me of Megs and her 'Ra Ra' bunny.  I have coloured her with Copics and I can literally spend hours colouring these images, they are so detailed and stamp beautifully.

The papers are from my stash and I've had them for that long I can't even remember whose they are but I love the colours in them and I matted them onto brown cardstock to tie in with the theme.  I added some hot pink ribbon and a yellow die cut flower to embellish.

Why not pop over to Crafty Boots and see the gorgeous range of stamps on offer.  I had never used Saturated Canary or Some Odd Girl stamps before I joined the DT but I am a true convert now :-)

Have a great day

Shelly xxx

Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - Friendship

Friday, 15 March 2013
Hi there everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Dilly Beans and our challenge for this week is 'Friendship'

I fancied a change from making a card this week and I've had a couple of these little boxes hidden away in my craft cupboard for a while so I thought it would be nice to make something using one of them.

It's a really cute size wooden box at 4.5" x 4.5" with a hinged lid so it would be gorgeous for little trinkets and bits of jewellery.

The papers are from the Blank Canvas pad by First Edition and I just LOVE the colours in these papers...really really pretty.  I decided to mat everything onto chocolate chip cardstock as a good contrast.

The stamp is called Hello Friend Framed and is from my favourite Amalia collection of stamps.  I just love how they colour.  She has of course been coloured with Copics to match my colour scheme.

It was difficult to get a good piccie of the box....

I've attached panels of paper around the edges of the box and decorated with brown grosgrain ribbon and wooden buttons....

and here is a picture of the coloured image in all it's glory...

So what are you waiting for....pop over to the blog and show us your creations and check out the awesome work by the rest of the Design Team.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Shelly xx

Sending Love and Hugs - My Mums Craft Shop

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Morning everyone

It's time for my next creation for My Mums Craft Shop and this week we have a themed week, which is MFT (or My Favourite Things to those of you unfamiliar !).  They make some of my favourite Die-namics Dies and there is also a fab range of stamps too.

For my card this week I have used the gorgeous Doodle Garden Sweet Friend and as well as colouring her with Copics I've done some paper piecing on her dress and headband too.

With all the snow we have been having I thought it would be nice to use some zingy, citrusy colours and these papers are from a Doodlebug pad I have in my stash.  Everything has been matted onto hot pink and I've used that as an accent colour for my embellishments.

This is my first attempt at tying a ribbon bow on my cards...I'm not sure if I like it and maybe need a bit more practice lol !!!

The sentiment also comes from the stamp set and the flower on the side is from the Die-namics Layered Rose die set.  The flowers look amazing when they are stacked up but I didn't want to overpower the card so I've just used the smallest flower and attached with foam pads for a bit of extra definition.

Be sure to pop by tomorrow and take a look at what the rest of the DT girls have been up to:-)

Have a great day

Shelly xx

The Paper Shelter - Cirque

Monday, 11 March 2013
Hi everyone, well I can't believe all this blooming snow again :-(  It took me ages to get to work today, traffic was just at a standstill....is it really March lol !

I'm just popping by today to show you a card I have to admit to being really really pleased with.  I've only recently discovered the beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and this one really stood out to me as something a little different to what I normally go for.

This is Cirque and I knew as soon as I saw her which papers I wanted to use and that I wanted to colour her hair pink !!! 

The Carta Bella Paris Girl papers were perfect for what I wanted to do so I've used these and coloured my image with Copics.

I've also recently discovered the delights of resin flowers and I got this little beauty from The Ribbon Reel, as well as a variety in other colours as a girl can't have too many resin flowers lol!

As always, lots of layering and faux stitching and I'm really proud of her :-)

Have a great day everyone

Shelly x

Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - Green

Friday, 8 March 2013
Hey everyone it's Friday again yay !  and that means it's time for this week's challenge over at Dilly Beans

This week our theme is 'green' and I have to admit to being a little horrified about this as green is NOT a colour I use a lot of but one thing I love about being on a Design Team is that it challenges you to come out of your comfort zone and try something new.

For this challenge I chose to use one of my favourite images and it is the one that first drew me to Dilly Beans and she is called Amalia's Balloon Framed and I can tell you she is an absolute joy to colour.  She is coloured with Copics as always

I've used fairly plain background papers to let the image speak for itself (I think they are some old Stampin' Up! papers I had in my stash) and then used a huge flower button as my only real embellishment.

Well it's Mother's Day on Sunday and I've already had a lovely card from Megs with her very own quilling on it....she is definitely a creative star in the making !

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing.

Shelly xx

Pretty in Pink - My Mums Craft Shop

Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Morning everyone

This is my first weekly post as March Guest Designer for My Mum's Craft Shop .

This week is a free choice week so I knew I wanted to use these new Annabelle's Garden Printed Panels from Wild Rose Studio.  The colours are so soft and feminine but the great thing about these panels is that you also get some black and white ones that you can colour yourself if you want to try another colour combo.

The papers are Tilda Flowergarden and I thought they matched the panels perfectly with that hint of turquoise to break up the pink.

All my panels were faux stitched around the edges and matted onto pink cardstock.  I've also added a pop of colour with some bright pink satin ribbon and a doily.

My button embellishments were created using the fantastically gorgeous can't live without Die-namics Button Border Die which is actually two dies, one is a complete border and the other creates individual buttons like I've used here.  I've die cut them out of the Tilda paper to match and then threaded the centres with some bakers twine.

I'm going to recreate a card similar to this for my mum as I know she will just love this.

Have a great day everyone :-)

Shelly xx

Quick Pink Petticoat Makes

Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Morning everyone

Just popping in to show you some quick cards I've made using the absolutely stunning Marshmallow Paper Pack from Pink Petticoat.

I have to admit to buying everything Liz puts in the boutique as soon as it comes in because her work is just so gorgeous and over the years have amassed a fair amount of stuff!

This paper pack was no exception and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it.  The colours are right up my street and the patterns are beautiful.  So here goes :-

A quick Mother's Day card using some pink lace and Die-namics Pretty Posies for the flower....

Not a great picture for this I'm afraid :-(  I made the flowers by die cutting 5 scalloped circles, attaching them together with a brad and scrunching them up basically !  The sentiment is also from a set by Liz called Sweet Treat Sentiments

This is one of my favourite papers of the set.....Dandelion Clocks...gorgeous !

and last but not least.....

and I will definitely be making many more....

Have a great day everyone

Shelly xx

Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - Stripes

Friday, 1 March 2013
Hey everyone, this is my second post today, (not that anybody actually reads this blog lol !!!).  My first DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop is further down :-)

It's Friday which means it's time for a new challenge over at Dilly Beans and this week the theme is 'Stripes'.

I love stripes so this challenge was right up my street.

I have used the gorgeous Amalia's Heartstring digi stamp which is available here and I've paper pieced her so that she has a matching dress and bow....in pink of course.  I'm loving pink and blue together at the moment.  I've coloured the rest of her in with Copics.

I've used a striped embossing folder on the large panel at the back as well as a Boudoir Stripe digi paper available from Pink Petticoat

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and as always I've added some faux stitching and a button for good measure.

If you would like the chance to win 3 digi stamps of your choice just pop over to the blog and show us your creations as well as checking out what the rest of the DT girls have been up to.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend :-)


My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Spring Has Sprung

Good Morning !

Today I am really excited as my month of being Guest Designer for My Mums Craft Shop begins today.

My first creation is for the new challenge which is up on the blog today and the theme is 'Spring Has Sprung', which is quite appropriate considering the sunny days that have started making an appearance lately.

When I think of making spring cards I always think pink, yellow, blue etc and I have used papers from the Echo Park Springtime collection which fitted what I had in mind perfectly.

I used some dotty embossed card as my background base for the card and matted it onto pink cardstock.

I then cut two strips of patterned paper, one slightly smaller than the other and matted them onto pink cardstock.  I've then cut a smaller strip of yellow cardstock and embossed this with a Couture Creations Bouquet embossing folder. I've randomly stuck them down at angles on my card and also attached a strip of pink cardstock 'ribbon' with a button as a focal point.

Over that I attached another square of pink patterned paper and embossed a large circle from white cardstock with of course some faux stitching around the edges.

Onto some of the scraps of patterned paper I have stamped flowers from the Paper Smooches Friendly Flowers clear stamp set, which is available  here then cut them out and stuck them to my circle.  I've coloured in some of the centres with copics and added some buttons to make them pop.

I stamped the sentiment from the set onto white cardstock and coloured it in with Copics to match the theme of my card.

So if you fancy winning yourself a £20.00 voucher for My Mums Craft Shop why not pop over to the blog and join us, we love to see your creations and you can also check out what the rest of the DT girls have created.

Good luck everyone :-)