Monday, 28 May 2012

No more happy endings with PPP and Delicious Doodles

That's right the Wicked Step-Mother has taken control of the PPP Challenge Blog, and she's only letting us share creations with you that feature her beautiful self. So you can guarantee they will be 'no more happy endings'....

My card features Eva the Witch from this months sponsors Delicious Doodles, if you haven't checked out their store before then you really must, they have a wonderful mix of images, with some absolutely stunning images if you like to walk on the dark side!!

Want to play along with our challenge, they all you need do is create a project featuring an Evil Step-Mother, you can use any image you like, just show us what your idea of an Evil Step-Mother is, you still have 12 days to play along with our challenge.  Just create and blog your project and add it to the linky tool over at the PPP Challenge Blog.

I hope i've inspired you to take a walk on the darker side of the street with me, you know you want to!

Happy Crafting

Love Conquers All with some Classic Style...

Love definitely does conquer all, and that is what my card is all about today.  It features one of the brand new Steampunk Classic Collection 2 images from; it's called The Performers by Abigail Larson, and it's simply beautiful.  As soon as i saw it I thought Beauty and the Beast and knew i had to make a card with it.

It's a very detailed image, so i wanted to show the stages i went through colouring it, to let you see that it's not quite as scary as it first might look.

As you can see, the first step for me was to colour the background in, this helps get rid of some white paper, and also makes it easier to focus on the main image.  I then colour blocked the rest of the image, simply colouring with a pale version of the colours i wanted to use.   The next stage i work at adding in some shading, and more vibrant colours, I then worked in some shadows to add definition to my image.  The last stage was to add some texture, so i used a couple of background stamps and walnut distress ink, to grunge the whole thing up a little, I then added distress embossing powder.  Once i'd heated this, i rubbed off some areas to show more of the image, and distressed the edges with a distressing tool.

Here is my finished card...
I added some yellow card and a sentiment to contrast the image a little, and some magic mesh in the background gives some texture.  I kept my embellishments minimal, simply adding a few crystal to echo the lights in the image, and some ribbon and buttons.

I love how this turned out, as i had no idea where the project was going, i simply had fun colouring this awesome image, and playing around.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Hop over to the Simply Challenged Challenges Blog to see the rest of this beautiful collection of images, and then head straight over to where you can get these images in digi for at the sale price of $3.50.  Be quick cos the digi sale ends soon.

Bye for now

Saturday, 26 May 2012

The Great Outdoors with SCC

Today we have a special limited release at Simply B Stamps, and we thought this would be the perfect showcase for the Simply Challenged Challenges DT, who were announced yesterday.

We have for you a brand new Jude & the Rockers Collection; Jude & the Rockers Outdoors.  You are going to love this collection of fun images, which are perfect for all those camping vacation photos.

My first card for today features 3 of the new images, Miss Ranger Lilly, Snug as a Bug Oscar and Who's Out There Ali. I thought it would be fun to create a scene with these adorable characters, and a stair step card seemed to be the perfect way to show them all off.  To make sure my card would stand up I created a 5 x 7 card blank to which I adhered my stair step blank.  I then added Ali to the card blank, before decorating my steps with some green web ribbon from May Arts, and adding Lilly and Oscar to the two steps.  I used the mini ticket stamp and die from Whimsy Stamps to create my mini tickets, to which i added my hand written sentiment.  To finish it all off, I added some clear gems in various sizes to create a few constellations of stars.

Here's a slightly different view of the card...

My second card is much more Clean and Simple..
It features the adorable Squeekin' Jude who is all ready to go off exploring the great outdoors.  I stamped the compass, set square and calipers images onto some kraft paper using walnut distress ink.  I ran a scrap of green paper through an embossing folder then added some distress ink to highlight the embossing.  Jude is coloured with Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers, I added a little distress ink to the edges of this image before adhering it to my card.  For a finishing touch i added some lime green staples.

That's all from me for today, but make sure you come back tomorrow, as we have another release at and we are going over to the Dark side....

Enjoy your weekend

Sunday, 20 May 2012

A couple more Rio's and a Touch of Poe!!

Today I thought i'd share with you a couple more cards i've made featuring the awesome Rio images from Simply B Stamps.

Here is Summer Rio...
Isn't she stunning?  I tried a new skin colour combination on her, and I love how it turned out (Tan, Cocoa, Tea Rose, Sunkissed Pink, and Light Fawn).  I used some leftover papers from my craft stash for the background, I think they are Basic Grey, they are lush whatever company they are by.  I added some washi tape, a few green pearls, and a flower embellishment, along with a few lime staples to add a little bling and texture to it.  The ticket sentiments are from Whimsy Stamps, and fit so perfectly with this image.

Next, I'l like you to meet Thanksgiving Rio...
Does that Turkey look yummy or What? Guess it depends if you like Turkey lol!!  Thanksgiving Rio is looking yummy that's for sure; I had great fun colouring her, I wanted her to look fairly traditional but with a quirky twist, so I added a little lime and bright pink to the burgundy and gold colour scheme.

And now for something completely different!!!

This is Amarantha Reading from the Steampunk Evermore Collection of images, which you can get in Rubber and Digi at Simply B Stamps right now.  I thought she would look perfect on a bookmark, so i created this corner bookmark which i think shows her off in all her beauty.

I hope you like the projects i've shared with you today, and that you manage to find some time to be creative and crafty this weekend.  Don't forget to hop over to to stock up on your Digis whilst they are at the great price of $3.50 each.

Thanks for visiting with me
Bye for now

Saturday, 19 May 2012

It's time for you to meet a new addition to Simply B Stamps

Yes, we have a brand new collection of images for you, featuring a brand new character, and she is awesome, she's spunky, cute, adorable and quirky, I guess you could say she's a mini version of Betty!!!

The Rio Collection is here!!
This Collection features 8 awesome images, and tonight i'd like to share some projects i've made with 4 of these images...

Ice Skating Rio

Victorian Swimsuit Rio

Little Shop of Horrors Rio

Rock N Roll Rio

Awesome images right!  I have to say I've had so much fun working with these images, they are a joy to colour, and i love the different personalities each of them possess.  I have to admit that Rock N Roll Rio is my current favourite, I've always wanted to play guitar like that...and what about her hair, beautiful or what!!

I hope you love this new collection as much as I do.  Please head over to the Simply B Stamps Store and purchase one, two or maybe all of them some time this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend
Bye for now

Friday, 11 May 2012

Happy Hopping to the Beach

It's release day at Simply B Stamps! So that means it's time for a blog hop!!!

This is an extra special hop, because not only do you get to hop, but you get to meet our newest little Teen Scene character!  This character is close to Betty's heart, but then again so are all the Teens right?  However, someone was missing in her little clan of Teens inspired by her friends and family!  It was only natural to add this little person!  

Without any further waffling, let me introduce you to Skull Castle Jude

Hop starts at the SBS Blog 
Hop ends back here again at the SBS Blog  (back here again you hop)

Wow was that an awesome hop or what?!!  How do you like our new little person?

That is Eight new stamps!  You know you want them all, so enjoy the hop, and then grab all the great discount codes back at the Simply B Stamps Blog.

Happy Hopping

Hold on to your Hat!

Here's Betty Munster, well you knew we couldn't have Chris Munster without having a Betty Munster to keep him in line, so here she is..

As you can see she's ready for some fun in the sun, and she's in a rush to get to the beach before all the best spots are gone.

Only one more character to introduce you too, and you'll have to wait til tomorrow to meet them, but don't fret, as we're having a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of this awesome collection of images, so not much longer to wait and you can get your own set.

Bye for now

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Munsters hitting the Beach!!

Well Herman Chris Munster is definitely enjoying his visit to the beach, look at that ice cream, makes you kinda hungry; that seagull looks a bit peckish too..

I'm sure Chris isn't scared of a little Seagull! He just needs to Keep Calm and Carry On Walking..

So we are getting toward the end of our previews only 2 more images to go, but you definitely don't want to miss them; see you tomorrow for another stunning creation from Simply B Stamps.

Bye for now

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

How about a beach sunset stroll?

That's what is on my card tonight, everyone likes to go for a walk along a beautiful beach as the sun is setting, and the waves are lapping on the shore; even Lola Addams!

It makes sense that Lola Addams would prefer the beach at sunset, not so many silly boys and girls around, so she has plenty of quiet time to herself to plot her next deadly scheme, cos you know one day she will succeed in getting rid of Pugsley!!

Sweet Dreams All
Bye for now

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Save Me! Save Me!!

We all know that the Sea can be a dangerous place, so to make sure that the Summer fun doesn't stop, a Lifeguard is a very good idea, so let me introduce Lifeguard Christian, he's always alert and ready to dive in and save any damsel in distress!!

Try not to get too distracted by his good looks; we don't want you to Wipeout too often.
That's all from me for now
Back again tomorrow with another awesome preview from the Teen Scene Summer Fun Collection by the awesome Simply B Stamps.
Bye for now

Monday, 7 May 2012

She Wore An...

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.... Yes indeed let me introduce you to Summer Fun Rio, with her polka dot bikini and hose to keep you nice and cool in the summer heat.

I have to say that Rio is one of my favourite images in this new collection, and i had so much fun colouring her and making this card.  It just screams Summertime to me, with all the bright funky colours, patterns, and some gorgeous washi tape and heart buttons.

I hope she brightens your day as much as she has mine; and please come back tomorrow for another gorgeous sneeky peek.

Bye for now

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Do You Feel Lucky?

Do You ?  I hope so because Water balloon London is armed and ready!  You don't want to go up against this Sassy little lady in a Water balloon fight!  She looks like she can throw a balloon and soak you to the bone! 

I'd definitely want to be on her Team! Fancy some more Wet and Wild Summer fFun?  Then make sure you join us tomorrow for another wicked preview.

Bye for now

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Happy Days are here again....

Yes they are, as it is finally time for us to start previewing the latest additions to the Teen Scene Collections at Simply B Stamps, it's the Teen Scene Summer Fun Collection.

Today we are showcasing one very happy chappy, It's Pool Time Miller and he's having a whale of a time....

Doesn't he look happy?  I'm sure we all have very fond memories of playing in paddling pools when we were children, I know I do; I've even got the photos to prove it!!

Now Please try and stop laughing, I'd dread to think of you all creating your own little pool!!

Make sure you join me again tomorrow for another very fun preview.
Bye for now

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Smell the Flowers with the Pixies and a New Release too!

Happy Thursday, Pixie Friends!  We have lots to share with you today - a fun new challenge and a brand new release over in The Pixie Dust Studio!  Let's get started: Our new challenge theme is....

We're challenging you to use flowers somewhere on your the image, on the patterned paper, as embellishments, or even a sentiment that has to do with flowers!

The image I used for my card today is from the School's Out collection, released over in The Studio today; It's called Royal Teacher....

Isn't she gorgeous, and very regal.  I used some paper scraps from my stash, along with some beautiful roses, and a stamped and die cut sentiment from MFT. Royal Teacher is coloured with a mix of Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers.

Here's the full line up from the Schools Out Collection, definitely a must for all those graduation cards.

Thanks for visiting with me today, and don't forget to visit the rest of the Pixie to check out their gorgeous creation.
Bye for now

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

May we hop with Whimsy Stamps

It's the first of May, so it's time for some new digital releases at Whimsy Stamps, and a fun hop to showcase some of these truly wonderful images.

As soon as I saw 'Phanny' by Lia Stampz I knew I had to make a card with her.  Elephants are one of my favourite animals, and this one just makes me think of what i look like in a bathing suit; heavy on the hips but a big smile on my face. My Card is also perfect for the new challenge over at Desert Island Crafters Challenge Blog.

That's all from me, so enjoy the rest of the Hop.  Here's the full hop list in case you've missed any stops;

Happy Hopping
Bye for now

DICC#30 and a Pixie Dust Sneaky Peek

It's the first of May, and therefore time for another challenge over at Desert Island Crafters Challenge Blog.   I'd like to wish you all a very happy May Day, hope the weather is treating you kindly and your all well.  A couple of our DT members are in the middle of making changes and big moves in their lives, so I decided it was time to add a new member to the mix.

Please give Trudie Howard a very warm welcome, she can create magic with a mix of beautiful images, gorgeous colouring, and a wicked sense of humour.  Trudie has very kindly created the Itinerary for our new Challenge.

Trudie's Itinerary
1- Shaped card. (no square or rectangle bases!)

2- Die cut shapes

3- Punched shapes

4- Bright colours 

5- Twine

6- Buttons

7- 2 images

8- One word sentiment

9- Tree

10- Clouds

Here's my card based on Trudie's Itinerary
My card features two of the adorable new images from Pixie Dust Studio's 'Schools Out' Collection which is available in store on May 3rd. Make sure you check out the Pixie Dust Studio Blog to see what beautiful creations the rest of the Pixies have to share with you.

I hope you'll play along with our new challenge over at Desert Islands Crafters Challenge Blog, and please visit the DT and give them some love.

Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now


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