Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - Think Pink!

Friday, 26 April 2013
Hi there everyone, Friday again and time for a new challenge over at Dilly Beans and this week we want you to Think Pink!

As you know I rarely make a card without pink so I loved this challenge and I've made a card which uses two of my favourite things....pink and spots :-)




I've used the gorgeous Penny Framed digi stamp which is available in the store and coloured her with Copics.  Do you like the mad pink hair ?

The papers are from Echo Park and I've kept it fairly simple with just a button and some ribbon as embellishment.

If you would like to join us, pop over to the blog and show us your creations and have a peek at what the rest of the DT girls have been up to.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Shelly xx

My Mums Craft Shop - Flower Theme Week

Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Hey there everyone, it's Wednesday which means it's time for my weekly post for My Mum's Craft Shop where our theme for this week is 'Flowers'.

I've used the brand new Sweet Roses stamps by My Favourite Things and their matching Roses and Leaves Die-namics.

I've die cut the flowers first from white card before stamping the solid flower images onto them.  I have then inked up the outline flower stamps with brown ink and stamped over the top for some definition.  It did take a few attempts to get the stamps lined up with the die cuts but I got there in the end !

 
 
The papers are from the Blank Canvas paper pad and the central panels are made using the Layered Label die-namics.
 
I've used one of the sentiments from the stamp set and finished off with some grosgrain ribbon and some Chocolate Heaven pearls.
 
That's all from me for today, hope you all have a great day.
 
Shelly xx

Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - Flowers

Saturday, 20 April 2013
Hi there everyone, I'm a day late posting my challenge for Dilly Beans this week as I've had some issues with my computer.

Thanks to my IT manager (otherwise known as my dad!) I'm now up and running again and happy!

Our theme for this week is Flowers and I decided to keep it simple with a mainly monochrome card with some splashes of colour.



I've used one of the newer images called Paige who I think will definitely become one of my new favourites.

I have coloured her with copics....do you like the blue eyeshadow !

The papers and sentiment are from Pink Petticoat and I've added a bit of lace in the background for a bit of prettiness.

The flowers are made using the Die-namics Layered Rose die and I've finished off with a couple of hot pink buttons.

If you would like to join us this week pop over to the blog and link your card, we always love to see your creations and while you are there you can check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration for you for this week.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Shelly x

My Mums Craft Shop - You Make Life Wonderful

Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Hey there everyone, it's Wednesday already and time for my weekly post for My Mums Craft Shop

It's a free theme this week so I decided to use one of the newest stamps in the shop, the gorgeously cute Little Gardener from Pure Innocence.  It's a great set which comes with five sentiments.

I've coloured her with Copics before cutting her out and mounting her onto foam pads.



The papers are from my 6 x 6 Collectable Memorable pad from My Minds Eye and I love the vintage feel they have to them.  I've mounted all my panels onto Kraft cardstock and used some thick satin ribbon and a length of pink crochet lace to embellish.

The gorgeous flowers are the new Cherry Blossoms from The Hobby House and these are the Summertime collection and match perfectly with these papers.

I've used one of the sentiments from the stamp set, stamped in brown ink and again mounted onto Kraft.

That's all from me folks, I will be back on Friday with my Dilly Beans challenge post.

Have a great Wednesday everyone.

Hugs
Shelly xx

Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - Pastels

Friday, 12 April 2013
Me again, wow two posts in one day that's unheard of !  Scroll down to see my DT card for Crafty Boots :-)

As it's Friday we have a new challenge kicking off over at Dilly Beans and this week our theme is 'Pastel Colours'.

I've used an image from the Amalia collection called Amalia's party, which I've coloured with Copics....pastel colours of course lol !



The papers are from the Papermania Spots and Strips Pastels 8 x 8 paper pad and I've mounted everything onto turquoise cardstock.

I've finished off with some ribbon and a lovely big yellow button !

We always love to see your creations so pop over to the blog where you can also see what the rest of the DT girls have made for your inspiration.

Hugs
Shelly xx

Crafty Boots DT Card - Fairy Wishes

Hey there everyone, it's nearly the weekend yay !

I'm just popping in with this month's card for Crafty Boots and I've gone for one of the gorgeous Saturated Canary stamps which Steph stocks in the shop called Fairy Wishes - isn't she beautiful.



I absolutely adore colouring these images and love the fine detailing in them.  I've coloured her with Copics as always and my first instinct was to go for pink to do her dress but I changed my mind and chose red (and pink lol !) as I wanted it to be a bit more vibrant.  I edged her wings in a very light green to tie in with the papers.

I've created a background around my image by just dotting my pens around here and there and then also dotting on a glitter pen for a bit of bling.

The papers are from an old My Minds Eye pad from my stash called Life of the Party from the Lime Twist range.  I'd forgotten how lovely these papers are and I just love the bright colours.  Everything is matted onto brown card to make it pop and to also tie in with the brown hair on my image.

I've finished off with some brown grosgrain ribbon and a shiny red button :-)

That's all from me for now, I'm off to have my lunch and hopefully do some more crafting before Megan comes home from Grandmas. 

Have a great weekend everyone.

Hugs
Shelly x

My Mum's Craft Shop - Happy Birthday Dad

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Good morning everyone, hope you are all well and a bit warmer than I feel at the moment.....when is Spring going to arrive !

It's a Dots and Stripes theme this week over at My Mums Craft Shop which I was very pleased about as I LOVE dots :-)

I've gone for another masculine card this week, don't know what's up with me at the moment as I normally don't enjoy making male cards.


I've used the gorgeous Teddies Printed Panels by Wild Rose Studio for my card and as well as getting 8 pre-coloured panels in this pack, you also get 4 black and white images to colour yourself.  I chose one of the black and white images and coloured it with Copics.  I made the sky background by dotting B0000 around in a kind of cloud effect (that's my technical description anyway!).

The papers are from the brand new Dots and Stripes Bundle of Joy Boy 6 x 6 paper pad by Echo Park and I've distressed the edges of all my panels before matting them all onto brown cardstock.

As always I've added some faux stitching and embellished with some navy bakers twine and a big blue button.  The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler set, I just love the fun typefaces in this set.

Well that's all from me for today, have a fab day everyone.

Hugs
Shelly xx

Happy Spring! Dilly Beans Stamps Friday Challenge

Friday, 5 April 2013
Hey there everyone, well the Easter holiday seems like a distant memory now unfortunately but we do seem to be seeing some sunshine which always makes everything feel better.

This week our challenge theme over at Dilly Beans is appropriately 'Spring' so we would love to see all your Spring themed creations :-)

Spring always makes me think of flowers so I chose to use the gorgeous Grandpa's Flowers Framed and make them the main focal point for my card.



I've gone for a full on A5 size card which is unusual for me as I love my 6 x 6 square but I wanted to make the flowers big enough for me to get some good shading on them with my Copics.  I've also tried my stippled effect in the background using B0000 to make it look a bit like sky.

The spotty paper is from a Tilda paper pad I have in my stash and I've finished off with some grosgrain ribbon, button and twine.

Pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the DT girls have created for you this week.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Shelly xx

My Mums Craft Shop - Happy Days!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Hi there everyone, can't believe it's Wednesday already, where did Easter go !

We had a lovely weekend, it was busy but very enjoyable.  Luckily I have the rest of the week off to spend with Megan so I'm not sure there will be much crafting time for me.

It's time for my weekly post for My Mums Craft Shop and this week I've gone out of my comfort zone and done a boy's card.

I just love this Take Off stamp from The Cat's Pajamas and I've coloured him in with Copics.  I've even attempted to make a bit of a sky background using B000, just dotting it around and making cloud shapes.  It looks quite subtle but effective.



I've used the Boy Crazy 6 x 6 pad by My Minds Eye and I've distressed and faux stitched around the edges of all my panels before matting everything onto red cardstock. 

To embellish I've used the Puffy Clouds die from Memory Box which I've embossed with polka dots for a bit of extra dimension.  The red bracket at the side is from the Crafts Too Labels 8 die set and I've added a bit of stitching around the edge with white gel pen.

Well I think that's all from me today, I'm currently waiting impatiently for the UPS man to bring me a parcel of crafty goodies so I'm off to guard the front door ready to pounce when he arrives lol!

Have a great day

Hugs
Shelly xx

My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Easter or Easter Colours

Monday, 1 April 2013
Good morning everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely Easter.  We've had quite a busy one so not much crafting time for me but it's been so lovely to have some family time together.

We have a new challenge starting today over at My Mums Craft Shop and our theme for this month is

Easter or Easter Colours

For my card I have used the brand new Echo Park Bundle of Joy 6 x 6 paper pads.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on these pads and although they are aimed at baby cards some of the patterns are quite generic so can be used for other cards too as you can see here.  I've matted everything onto creamy yellow cardstock and as always I've added some faux stitching around my panels with pink pen.



My image is Bunny Lucy digi from CC Designs and I've coloured her with Copics to match my papers....isn't she cute !

To finish off I've added some ribbon loops and some wooden flower embellishments.

So if you would like to be in with a chance to win a £20 gift voucher then do pop over and show us your creations, we always love to see them.  You can also check out the gorgeous work from the rest of the MMCS Design Team.

Enjoy what's left of your Easter eveyone, I think we are off to the beach brrrrrrrr !!!

Hugs
Shelly xxx