Little Flower Girl - Cute Card Thursday

Saturday, 30 May 2015
Morning :-)  Thank goodness for the weekend - even though it's been a short week it seems to have dragged on forever!!

Rich has just gone off to work so I am having half an hour's peace before the whirlwind that is Megs is awake and raring to go.

I've got another bright and cheerful card for you this morning made using the gorgeous Little Flower Girl image from All Dressed Up and she is available here.  I have had her coloured up for a while but have never got round to making a card with her so this week's challenge at Cute Card Thursday was the perfect opportunity.

I have just subscribed to a card class that shows how to colour backgrounds with Copics.  It's something I have always struggled with and I think it gives the image so much more dimension so I am looking forward to that.  I think I probably should have done some kind of background on here but it's still cute without.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 375 - Too Cute
Crafting with An Attitude Challenge 3 - Anything Goes/Spring Fever
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #108

Here's a list of the supplies I have used on my card :-

Little Flower Girl digistamp from All Dressed Up Stamps
One Birdie Lane paper pad from Lili of the Valley
Dienamics Blueprints 14 (flower, button die cut and scalloped edge)
Selection of buttons and satin ribbon

Have a fantastic Saturday everyone, hope the sun shines for you :-)

Shelly xx

For You Quacky

Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Good morning, how are you all today?

I just wanted to pop in and share this card I have just finished for little Connie who is going to be 3 next week.  She loves ducks so the fab For You Quacky digi from The Digistamp Boutique was perfect.

There are a lot of layers on this card (I have been given the nickname Shelly Layers by one of the other DT girls from All Dressed Up and I think it fits me perfectly ;-).

I've gone for a lovely bright and summery colour scheme to co-ordinate with my little ducky and added lots of little I do!  A full list of supplies is at the end.

Here is a close up of some of the details....

I am also going to enter my card into the following challenges:-

The Digistamp Boutique - May Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Okey doke that's all from me for now, I've got a child free day today so I am making the most of it!

Supplies used on my card:-
For You Quacky digistamp from The Digistamp Boutique - coloured with Copics
Doodlebug Sugar and Spice paper pad
Pennant dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps
Wplus9 cloud dies - embossed with polka dot embossing folder
Dienamics Blueprints 14 die for large flower, leaves and scallop grass border
Dienamics number dies
Papertrey Ink alphabet dies
Lil Inkers flower dies for mini flowers

See you soon
Shelly xx

Exciting News!!

Monday, 25 May 2015
Good morning, I hope you are all enjoying the lovely long weekend and that the sun has been shining for you.  We are car-less at the moment while it is being repaired so we have escaped the traffic madness but have managed to spend some time planting at our allotment which has been lovely.

How are you at keeping secrets?  I have had to keep this secret since last week and now I can finally announce that I have been picked to be one of the Dressy Girls DT over at All Dressed Up Stamps :-) (huge grins)!!!  Needless to say I was thrilled to be asked as I absolutely adore Wendy's stamps and there was never any chance I would say no lol.

This is the card I made for my DT introduction and it's another bright one!  I have used the beautiful Little Dreamer digi which I have coloured with copics.  I was a bit concerned I may have overdone the layers on this one but the more I look at it the more I love it.  The papers are from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine paper pad and I must have spent a good half an hour deciding whether to mat my panels onto hot pink or you can see I went for brown ;-) ...oooh the doily is Doodlebug too ;-)

If you pop over to the blog today you will be able to see all the stunning creations that the new DT have designed and I promise you won't be disappointed.

Be sure to keep checking the blog as the new release is just around the corner on 7 June and I will be back then with my design using one of them....they are stunning!

Have a lovely bank holiday everyone and thanks for stopping by xx

Shelly x

A New Home

Sunday, 24 May 2015
Morning, happy Sunday :-)  I am keeping it short and sweet today with a new customer card to show you.  I am feeling a bit rough this morning, I am blaming too much sun yesterday but I think it was more likely the one (or several) glass of Pimms I had last night ;-)

I've used yet another Doodlebug pad for this card, as I thought the background paper with the houses and trees was perfect for a new home card.  As usual there are lots of luscious layers !

The image is from Graphics Shoppe and as always I have used my trusty copics to colour it in....cute isn't it.

It isn't often I do customer cards these days but I made an exception for his lady who has been a customer of mine since I started Little Megs Cards many years ago.

Anyway time for me to be off and lie down in a darkened room.....roll on bedtime

Have a great day

Shelly xx

80's Girl

Thursday, 21 May 2015
Morning everyone....have you got your sunglasses on?  You will need them for this card ;-)  If you like your cards pale and interesting look away now!

I loved the 80's, I still love the music and I remember how proud I was of my black lace fingerless gloves that made me look like Madonna (in my mind anyway).  I had posters of Wet Wet Wet and Aha all over my bedroom walls and if Rich would let me I would probably still have posters of Marti Pellow on the wall ;-)  I can also remember clearly me and my sister trying to re-enact the final dance scene from Flashdance in the living room......not very elegantly I might add!

Anyway speaking of Flashdance....... this is the fantabulous Farrah Loves Flashdance from Stamping Bella and she is available here.  I was drawn to this stamp because it reminded me of me!!!!!

I knew I wanted to go bright with this so I used one of my Doodlebug paper pads and matted all my panels onto lime green cardstock.

I have die cut some circles and snipped around the edges to make the fringed flowers which I have embellished them with buttons.  The leaves were just hand cut from green cardstock.

Time for me to go anyway because I am at work and therefore should be working!

Have a great day everyone

Shelly xx

Birthday Princess

Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Morning!  At last the sun is shining here, maybe summer is on it's way at last.

I almost feel stupid typing all this as I feel a bit like I am talking to thin air as I don't think many people actually read my blog but hey I don't mind a bit of rambling on if you don't.

I was asked to make a fairy card using just pinks.  Although I love pink this was a bit of a challenge because I tend to use two or three colours that offset each other.  This card certainly says PINK doesn't it lol.

One day I want to master the art of clean and simple cards but for now I will stick to my usually layer, layer, layer style and hope for the best.

All of the papers are from Doodlebug and I have had them in my stash for so long I don't think you can probably get them over here anymore.  All the layers have been matted onto hot pink cardstock after having the faux stitching treatment.

The image is an All Dressed Up stamp called Fairy Magic and it's available here.  As always I have coloured her with Copics and added lots of glitter and sparkle, plus the obligatory buttons and ribbon.

I had best be off anyway as I am off to work this morning boooooo!!!

Have a great day

Shelly xx

Lil' Inkers Monthly Meetup Challenge

Monday, 18 May 2015
Morning :-)

It's grim up north today, I hope the weather is better where you are.  I was thinking Summer might have been here by now!

Here's a little something to brighten up your day.  It's my first challenge in a looooong time and I just loved making this card.  It's so fresh and bright and I think I might just keep it for myself lol.

It's the Monthly Meetup Challenge over at Lil' Inker Designs and I thought I would give it a go.  I absolutely adore their stuff but it's quite hard to get hold of in the UK so I was chuffed to bits to get my hands on the gorgeous Perky Posies die set from Make the Day Special and I am pretty sure they are going to get very well used.

This is quite a simple card for me and for some reason I always find them harder to do as I don't tend to go for the less is more concept !

I've pierced the edges of my white mat with my pricky tool and added the flowers with PVA and sticky pads to give it a bit of dimension.  I've finished off with some pearls and gems and the thanks die cut sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

I will certainly be making a stash of these.

Best be off now as I am at work ;-)  Have a happy Monday

Shelly xx

Tiddly Inks Wrynn

Sunday, 17 May 2015
Good morning

Was hoping for a lie in today but Rich has other plans so I have dragged myself out of bed to go up to the allotment and do some planting while the weather holds.  If I am lucky I might be able to hide in the shed and have a kip lol!

I am a huge fan of Tiddly Inks stamps and the Wrynn images are some of my favourites.   I have made this card using Wrynn - Have Heart which is available here and she has been coloured with Copics.  I really do need to practice doing other colour hair as I always stick with brown - my blonde hair always looks a bit flat!

I use a lot of pink on my cards but this time I banned pink and went out of my comfort zone with a red white and blue patriotic theme using an old Doodlebug paper pad which was in my humongous paper stash and matted my layers onto navy cardstock.  The pad and the doily both came from The Glitter Pot

The flowers are made from the Dienamics Gerbera Daisy die set from My Mum's Craft Shop and I have finished off with some buttons and ribbon to embellish.

Anyway it's just a quickie from me today as it's going to be a busy one I think.

Have a great Sunday

Shelly xx

Challenge 35 Anything Goes - All Dressed Up Stamps

Friday, 15 May 2015
The third post from me today lol!

I have just entered this card into the new challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps where the theme this week is Anything Goes.  As long as you use an ADU image you can enter.

For my card I have used Fairy Magic and I LOVE her.

Sorry this is just a quick post but I am off to pick Megs up from theatre group

See you soon

Shelly xx

I've caught the Bug!

Well well can you believe I haven't posted for two years then I am here twice in one day!  I am just killing some time while Megs is at her after school club and it was either crafting or ironing...what's a girl to do.

I have recently discovered the FB group for All Dressed Up stamps which I absolutely adore and I have made many a card using these fab images.  This is one of my favourites made using one of the girls from the Three Little Party Girls digi which is available here.  The stamps are gorgeous to colour and this little cutie has been coloured with Copics and the papers are from Papermania.

It is virtually impossible for me to make a card without a button on and this one is no exception.  Rich tells me I have too many buttons but he doesn't know what he is talking about ;-)  If that's the case why can I never seem to find exactly the right one that I need!!

Right I am off to sort out the ironing pile to try and make it look like there is a lot less in there than there actually is....I am sure it is breeding overnight.

See you soon

Shelly xx

Long Time No See

Helloooooo everyone, well it's been two years since I have blogged and I thought I would give it a go again.  I'm not sure I am happy with my template yet so next time you visit things might look different.

It's been a rough start to the year for me and I totally lost my love of cardmaking for a while.  Everything seemed so pressured and I just wasn't enjoying it.  I decided to take a step back from my website and taking orders and try and get back to crafting for pleasure again.

These past few weeks have been fantastic, just being free to create when the mood takes me and I have found my mojo has returned in full force so long may it continue!

The only problem is that with the return of the mojo, the bank balance has taken a hit as I am being tempted left right and centre with pretty craft things and I can't say no ;-)

Anyway let me share a card with you, it's one of the ones I made before I had a break and it is one of my favourites.  This digi from The Digistamp Boutique has always been one of my faves and has been very popular with customers.  Mind you I have had it that long you may not be able to get it any longer.

The papers are from the Lili of the Valley Mr & Mrs 8 x 8 paper pad and I have matted all my panels onto black cardstock to make them pop.  As always, there are lots of layers ;-)

It was useful that the recipients had short names as I had the idea of putting the names into bunting which ended up working really well.  The mini bunting dies are from Clearly Besotted Stamps and they are so versatile I just love them and the letter dies are from Papertrey Ink (which I got from Ebay many moons ago).

A nice little doily, some satin ribbon and buttons to embellish it and voila..... oh and I forgot to say I coloured my image with Copics.

That's all from me for now, I am off to browse around blogland looking for some new challenges before I go out for lunch with my friend.

Happy Friday everyone!

Shelly xxx