Tuesday, 31 January 2012

I Love You Stewart..

Isn't this the cutest little bear!  Who wouldn't want a little bear like that, with a message especially for them on!  Know someone who would love him?  Well you can get your very own Personlised Little Bear digi from StampArt Design by Kathryne exclusively at Whimsy Stamps, all you have to do is pop over, add your custom text to the box on the listing, and click Add to Basket.

Little Bear is coloured with Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers with the addition of a little Sakura glaze pen in red.  I used a Martha Stewart PATP set of punches to create my tag, to which i added some ribbon and a red rose.  I also used the beautiful heart boarder punch to create a pretty panel for my card.  The Blue polka dot paper was lying around on my craft table, I added a red heart doily to the paper, I trimmed the doily and added the left over bits to the rest of the paper, giving the impression of a larger pattern.  To give a nice edge between my paper and punch border I added a strip of red washi tape before adding my background to the card.  I also added some washi tape to the tag before i added my Little Bear.

I hope you like my card, and feel inspired to create a similar one for someone special in your life.

Thanks for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Is it Halloween Yet!!

Well, Actually it is!  It's Halloween all year round over at Simply B Stamps, and today we are starting off our '12 Months of Halloween' challenges.

We have a fun and simple little challenge for you today!  

Our challenge is Monochromatic and One Halloween Colour!  All you have to do is create a black and white Monochromatic project and throw in one other Halloween color; Orange, Lime Green, Purple, or any other one color you would deem SPooKy!

See pretty easy peasy!  One lucky winner will be deemed Halloween Queen of the Month! As  Halloween Queen of the Month, you will get a digi to work with, a badge, and be the star of our next Halloween challenge!  Sounds like fun right?  SO let's get those Halloween stamps, papers, and embellishments out and get to crafting!

Here's my project for the challenge...
Looks like a fun scene!  I created my scene in Photoshop, but you can create a similar scene just as easily, by printing/stamping your elements separately, colouring them, and then fussy cutting them out, and arranging them to form a scene.  I used the Kitchen Set Digi Stamps from Make It Crafty for my background. I used a checkerboard background paper for the kitchen floor.  I used some of my favourite Simply B Stamps images too, Lola, Betty, Rio, London, and Miller all from the Teen Scene Kitchen Fun Collection.

Hopefully you'll be inspired to whip up some monochromatic halloween fun, and join in our challenge, you've got the whole month to play along.
Thanks for visiting with me
Bye for now

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Let's go to the Zoo with the Pixies

It's time for a new Pixie Dust Studio Challenge, and this week we are off out on some Adventures, yes we are going to the Zoo!!

This weeks challenge is to create a card/project with an Animal on it somewhere!

Here's my card...
It must have been a magical zoo i went to, because i saw this wonderful Unicorn called Moonbeam, so I had to use him on my card.  Moonbeam is coloured with a mix of Letraset Promarkers/Flexmarkers and Derwent Coloursoft Pencils.

Make sure you visit the rest of the Pixies to see what awesome animals they've been playing with.

Have a great day
Bye for now

Sunday, 22 January 2012

A Suzi Card for Sunday...

Now if this Card isn't a typical Suzi Card I don't know what is!!  As soon as I saw this cute image I knew i had to make a card with her, reminds me of myself giving Bagpuss his 6 monthly bath! (No Joke!)  My card features the adorable Tyalisha image by Lia Stampz available at Whimsy Stamps.

I had great fun with this card, using lots of my favourite things, you might recognise a few, Bright shocking pink, washi tape, sequin mesh, twine, tiny word stickers, and pearls. Of course Tyalisha is coloured with a mix of Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

Hope this card makes you smile, cos it does me :D
Have a Blessed Sunday all

Friday, 20 January 2012

Beep Beep It's Playtime, Let's Hop.......

Yipheeeeeeeeee, Release Day is finally here, and It's Playtime, and you get to meet the whole gang; Today we finally introduce Beep Beep Jude!

As you can see Beep Beep Jude has decided to play in the Living Room with Brittany and Lilly, looks like they are all having great fun.

What better way to celebrate the release of Jude & the Rockers Playtime Collection than a Blog Hop.

Here's the hop list:
SBS blog
and it ends back at SBS again!

Make sure you visit the SBS blog to get all the details of the Release, and find out how you can win some of these adorable images.

Happy Hopping
Bye for now

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Whimsy Stamps Colour Combo Challenge

This week's Whimsy Stamps Challenge is a colour combo;
 All you need to do is you Blue & Brown on your project.

I used the adorable Asha with Present by Lia Stampz.  Asha is coloured with a mix of Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  My patterned papers are from the DCWV Colour Blocks Paper Pad (was hiding in my stash), I used some caramel and brown cardstock from my stash for my card base, and for the embossed panel at the bottom of the card. My sentiment is a mix of self adhesive cardstock letters and a number diecut; the letters were actually pastel in colour, so i just coloured them with the same pens as my image to coordinate.

I resisted the tempation to add any bling to this card, as I think it will make a very good birthday card for my brother, and he's not into bling, lol!!  It's a little plain for me, but i think he'll like it, hope you do too!

Hope over to the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog to see some truly beautiful Blue & Brown creations from the rest of the DT.

Have a great day
Thanks for visiting with me

Monday, 16 January 2012

Mmmmmm a + b x(a2 +c) = Chalkboard Ali....

Chalkboard Ali is definitely concentrating on something, I do hope she's better at mathematic equations than I am, cos I'd be well lost tehe!!

Chalkboard Ali is from the Jude & the Rockers Playtime Collection of stamps that will be released at the end of the week. Make sure you pop back tomorrow for another sneak peek from this adorable collection, I promise, your going to love them all.

Hop over to the Simply B Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the DT have done with this little cutie, i'm sure you'll be inspired.

Bye for now

Sunday, 15 January 2012

O is for Oscar...

Today I am so excited to show your our first Cutie from Jude and the Rockers Playtime line!  This adorable collection will be available in the Simply B Stamps Store on Friday 20th Jan, so everyday up until then we will be sharing a new cutie with you.

We are kicking it off with ABC Oscar!  
Isn't he an adorable little monster, Oscar is paired up with papers from the 'Hello Spaceboy' Paper Pad by Prima. I coloured him with Letraset Promarkers & Flemarkers before fussy cutting him out and adding him to one of my patterned papers.  I kept the embellishments simple, with some washi tape, a few black pearls, and a sentiment sticker (wordart on Letraset Safmat).

I love the expression on his face, I think that is one of my favourite things about the Jude and the Rockers Collections, they all have such wonderful expression on their faces, really brings them to life for me.

I hope you like Oscar, make sure you pop back tomorrow to meet another of the Playtime Rockers.

Enjoy your Sunday
Bye for now

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Based on a Book Blog Hop...

Welcome Hoppers, Tanya came up with the cool idea of a 'Based on a Book Blog Hop' and I couldn't resist joining in, you should have just arrived from Charity's Blog, if you have your on the right track; If you've just stumbled across this Hop, you can find the full hop list on Tanya's Blog, along with details or a rather cool prize.

I couldn't resist basing my card on Alice in Wonderland, it really is one of my favourite stories of all time, sometimes i think i live in Wonderland!  My Card features two beautiful images, Snap Dragon Garden from Make it Crafty along with Alice from the Alice in Wonderland Chibi Collection which will be available at Simply B Stamps at the End of March.

I coloured my images with Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers.  I used a mask to create my checkered board floor along with some Black Soot Distress Ink, which i then embossed, I added a layer of Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder to the floor to give it a freshly polished look.

That's all from me, your next stop on the hop is the lovely Michelle, enjoy the rest of the hop, and have a wonderful weekend.

Bye for now

Thursday, 12 January 2012

A Love Struck Pixie Challenge..

As promised, I'm back today with a Pixie Challenge!  This week's challenge is all about Hearts...use them on your project somewhere.  It could be in the image, the patterned paper, the embellishments - anywhere you can think of.

I used the new Tree of Love image from the Love Struck collection, which is being released today.  I coloured the image with a mix of Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers. My background papers come from K&Co's Sweet Nectar paper pad.  I used my Heart PATP punches to give a heart border to one of my papers.  I used a MFT Tab die for my sentiment, I'm loving tab dies at the moment!  To finish my card i added my favourite colour of twine; a beautiful fuschia and white mix from My Mind's Eye, along with a pink heart button.

Take a look at the whole collection from Pixie Dust Studio:

Are you ready to put your heart into it, and play along with the Pixies?  Head over to the Pixie Dust Challenge Blog to link up your card no later than Wednesday, January 18th.  You could win a free digi from Pixie Dust Studio!

Time for you to get Love Struck!
Bye for now

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Another Lovely Sneak Peek...

Today's Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek showcases the adorable 'Soaring' image from the Love Struck Collection which is available in store tomorrow.

My background papers are from K&Co's Sweet Nectar Paper pad, I coloured my image with a mix of Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  My layout follows this week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch - SC367.  To finish my card i added some twine, heart buttons, and pearls along with a stamped sentiment.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for a new Pixie Dust Studio Challenge along with the release of the Love Struck Collection, you really don't want to miss it.

Bye for now

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

A LOVEly Sneak Peek with the Pixies

It's time for some sneaky peeks of the New 'LoveStruck' Collection of images that will be available in the Pixie Dust Studio Store later this week.  Today's card features the very cute 'Catching Your Heart' image.  This little cutie is coloured with Derwent Graphitint Pencils, I love the rustic vintage look he has.  I found some kraft card in my stash and created a card base from that, adding some gardener's twine, heart washi tape, a tim holtz ticket, and a red heart button to finish it all off.

Want to see more sneak peeks?  Make sure you come back tomorrow, and visit the Pixie Dust Studio Blog now to see some gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pixies.

Bye for now

Friday, 6 January 2012

Teen Scene Valentine Steampunks Release Hop...

It's finally here! Release Day at Simply B Stamps Yiphee! Time to release these cuties and show you our last image... you are going to Lurve her!

Big Love Gun Lola is sure to shoot you in the heart with loads of love!

Here's a reminder of some of the other images in the Collection

Ok off you go to the hop...

Blog HOp List
ends back  at Simply Betty Stamps blog!

Happy hopping!  

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Pixie Love Mono!!

It's time for the first Pixie Dust Studio Challenge of 2012, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and that the New Year brings you all the things you wish for!

Now onto our challenge - Pixie is challenging you to create a Monochromatic Card/Project!
Use whatever colour you like, but make that your main colour with the addition of white.

I used the beautiful 'Love is in the Air' image from the Cupids Corner Collection, available in Store now.  I had to go with my favourite colour, fuschia pink, I apologise now if that pinks a bit bright for you, but I love bright colours!  I used papers from Echo Parks Be Mine Collection, along with Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  I used a couple of sizzix heart dies to cut out my heart, along with a tab die from MFT.

For my layout I used this week's Sketch from Splitcoaststampers, which is hosted by my fellow pixie and very good friend Taylor.  I have to say this sketch was perfect for this card, and i can't wait to see future sketches as Taylor really does have a knack for beautiful layouts.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and don't forget to link your project to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog to be in with the chance of winning an image of your choice from the studio.

Bye for now

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Beginnings are a Challenge with Whimsy Stamps....

Today I get to share with you my first challenge card as part of the Whimsy Stamps Digi DT.

The theme of the challenge is 'New Beginnings' - It can be a New Job, New House, New Baby, anything you like as long as it's New!!

I used the adorable 'Mushy' image which is one of Lia Stampz New Releases this month.
I thought Mushy was perfect for a card to welcome someone to either a new home or a new workplace, or simply just to say Hi!.  The main new thing for me with this card is the technique I used to colour Mushy; I decided to give the 'No Black Lines' technique a go, where you either print or stamp your image in a pale colour, and then colour it in as you wish, without adding any black lines.  I'm not sure if the technique is really me! but I do like how Mushy turned out.

Don't forget to link up your challenge card to the Challenge Post to be in with a chance of winning 5 Whimsy Digi Stamps of your choice.

Wishing you all the best for the New Year
Bye for now

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Whimsy Stamps January Digi Release Blog Hop!!!

Hi Everyone,  Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps January Digi Release Blog Hop!!!! 

We have lots of new images to share with you today created by, Natalie-Mooncookie, Kathy Kittmer, Lia Stampz.and LivvyBo Designs, All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project

If you have arrived here from Jackie's Blog then you are in the right place if not you may wish to start the hop at the beginning at Ani's Blog

 For my card I used a few images by the awesome Lia Stampz, Outlined Winter Trees, Kiki, Walt, Wootie and Zebri. They are all available in the Whimsy Stamps Store along with the rest of the new releases.  I created my scene in photoshop, i then printed it out and coloured it with my Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  I mounted my scene onto some blue patterned paper which i'd punch with my crackle border and corner punches, which i then mounted on to a black card blank.

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 Mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop chosen from the very last stop, which is Mariska's blog will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy, 

The hop will run until 12 noon EST Tuesday 10th January , when the winner will be announced over on the Whimsy Inspirations blog

Are you ready to hop on I do believe Your next stop on the hop is Shannah's Blog

Below is a list of the hop rotation just in case you get lost along the way, happy hopping!!


Happy Hopping

Love is in the Air..

Literally!  Rio and her little flying pal are ready for Valentines day! 

Our little cutie Raven loves Rio and has a big heart for her.... A Heart for you Rio is ready for my Favourite Holiday where it's all about candy!

Rio is coloured in Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, and a little Black Soot Distress Ink.  I use some more of the Echo Park Be Mine Collection along with some steampunk background stamps from Technique Tuesday.

See you tomorrow for some more sentimental steampunks
Bye for now

Monday, 2 January 2012

Day 2 of the Valentine Steampunks is Purr..fect!

Did you love Miller?  Well hang on to your hearts as London is about to steal them all!

She has lots of love for you, her kitty Lynx, and the whole world!  Kitty Love London is sure to compliment any of your Valentine day projects!  She really is the Purr-fect Valentine image...

Isn't she beautiful!  Kitty Love London is coloured with a mix of Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers, so is the background scene, a beautiful rose garden from MIC, I couldn't resist pairing the two together.  I used Echo Parks Be Mine papers and stickers to complete my card.

Come back tomorrow for another heart stealing image
Bye for now

Sunday, 1 January 2012

A New Year, and New Release at Simply B Stamps

Well, at least the beginning of a release!  Welcome to Simply B Stamps first preview day!  It's a New Year, and the first thing we need to think about is the love filling the air right?  

Our first release of the year is the brand new Teen Scene Valentine Steampunks!  
Today we are previewing Box of Chocolates Miller, isn't he a handsome chap!

I coloured Miller with a mix of Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers, I also sponged on some Black Soot Distress ink once i'd trimmed and mounted him.  I used the gorgeous Echo Park Be Mine Collection for this card, along with the spellbinders sprockets dies, and my sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps (Retro Bottle Cap stamps set)

Don't forget to hop over to the Simpy B Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the DT have done with Miller, i'm sure you'll see something you love. Please come back tomorrow for another steamy preview.

Bye for now
Happy New Year
All the Best for 2012
May the New Year bring you Joy and Prosperity


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