Hugs & Kisses

Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Hi peeps ...two more sleeps, hands up who is excited !!

Now everything is finished I took some time to make a quick card this afternoon while Rich and Megs decided to bake a cake.

I have a folder stuffed with stamped images ready to colour, half coloured, fully coloured you name it and this is one I've had lurking for a while now.  I thought she would be quick and easy to colour and would go perfectly with an early Christmas present pad of paper Rich gave me today.

This is the gorgeous Love Spring Time from All Dressed Up Stamps and she comes with some little butterflies and a sentiment too but I decided to fussy cut her out and keep it simple today.

It's a really basic card with some rectangles of patterned paper and a die cut circle which has been embossed with hearts.  The sentiment is computer generated and I've added a couple of buttons to embellish.  My little girlie is mounted on foam pads to make her stand out a bit more and I thought keeping the sentiment quite generic would mean this card would be suitable for a few different occasions.

I am also really impressed that I have coloured blonde hair as I always shy away from blonde and stick with brown as I find it easier to colour lol!

That's all from me, I'm off to die cut some flowers in the hope that I will get some more cardmaking time later.

Shelly xx

Pretty Little Lady - Craftin Desert Divas Digi DT Card

Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Good morning everyone, I am officially on Christmas holiday now woohoo!

I managed to finish all my wrapping last night....all those little stocking fillers seem like a good idea at the time when you are buying them but when you have to wrap them it's not so good lol.

We are off present delivering today but before we go I wanted to show you my latest card for the Craftin Desert Divas Digi Design Team.

I decided to come away from the traditional black and red ladybug colours and went for pink and turquoise...I think a pink and turquoise ladybug would be pretty cute don't you!  This gorgeous digi is called Pretty Little Lady and she is available here

I've coloured her up with copics and added lots of little extra details with white gel pen and glittered up her wings.  I usually pick the papers I am going to use before I colour my image but I didn't in this case and had to find papers to match once I had coloured my image.

I've used papers from Lili of the Valley but I don't think they are available any more as they have been in my stash for so long now.

There are a lorra lorra layers on this card as Cilla would say but that's how I like it lol and each layer has been matted onto hot pink cardstock.

Finally I've embellished with Dienamics Circle Scribbles cut from some of the papers and finished off with some buttons and adhesive pearls.

This will go down as one of my favourite cards, I just love everything about it, plus it's pink so what could be better.

I wish you all a wonderful Tuesday (even though I keep thinking it's Saturday).

See you soon

Shelly xx

Sasayaki Glitter - New DT Team

Sunday, 20 December 2015
Hello there everyone how are you doing.....only 5 more sleeps :-) !  I finally got everything finished this weekend and all wrapped up so I am feeling a little calmer now.  It's the first year for ages I have left things until the last minute!

Anyway I have some super exciting news for you..... I am now a very proud DT member for Sasayaki Glitter digital stamps.  They are a brand new Etsy store selling the most adorable digis and I have been picked as one of the members of their very first Design Team. 

In addition to the store they will run 2 monthly challenges (starting Feb).  One will be over on the Challenge Blog on the first Thursday of the month with a different fun theme each month and the other will be in the Facebook Fan Group on the 3rd Thursday of the month and this will always be Anything Goes!

Now onto my first card....... I've used the super cute Birthday Teddy digi which was just beautiful to colour with my Copic pens.  The papers are from Doodlebug and as always there are lots of layers and different elements.

Be sure to pop over to the blog to check out the rest of the gorgeous makes from the awesome new DT girls and we look forward to seeing you for our first challenge in February.

Shelly xx

Ladybug Girl - Craftin Desert Divas Digi DT Card

Friday, 4 December 2015
Hi there everyone and happy Friday.  I hope you are all well and ready for the weekend because I know I am.

It was Megan's 8th birthday yesterday and I am organising a Strictly Come Dancing themed party for her on Sunday so I am chasing my tail a bit at the moment but I'm sure it will be all worth it when all the girls are glammed up and dancing away.

I am really excited to announce that I have been invited to join the brand new Digital Design Team over at Craftin Desert Divas !!  If you aren't familiar with them pop over to the page and have a look, there are some gorgeous digis as well as clear stamps and dies.

For my first project I have used the cute Ladybug Girl digistamp and coloured her up with my copics.  I've added a few extra spots here and there and blinged up her wings with some glamour dust.

As always I've gone for the layered look using the Doodlebug Lovebugs paper pad plus some black and white spotty paper from my scraps pile.  I'm a sucker for polka dots!  I've layered all my paper panels onto black cardstock to make them stand out in all the red and I've embellished with pearls, buttons, die cut flowers and twine.

I am really pleased with it and it's definitely going to be an image I use over and over again.

If you would like to see more projects made with their other fab products check out the Blog or the Facebook Gallery.  We are also on Pinterest and you can find us here

I will be adding more cards over the coming weeks so be sure to check back soon.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Shelly xx