Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Helllooo :0)

Good morning all I hope you are all well! I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather we have been having. I am back today with a couple more cards to share from the new Meadow Cottage Bears range. The lovely Leann is on Create and Craft today at 12 and 5.00 pm today I'm sure they will be great shows!
So here are the cards I have to share, the first is using the Reddy die-cut decoupage.

Here is a close up of the decoupage, the quality is just fantastic!

I used some backing paper from the cd along with a flower and sentiment.

The next card is using one of the exclusive stamps.

The paper is from the cd rom along with the flower. I also embossed the paper using one of my darice embossing folders. The image is stamped onto Neenah card and coloured in with my Spectrum noir pens.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Bye for now, hugs
B xx

Friday, 25 May 2012

Today's the day the the teddy bears....

Are pick of the week! ( sung in the teddy bears picnic tune lol)

Good morning all I hope you ate well and still enjoying the sunshine if you have any :0). So today a midday day Sara is launching the new Meadow Cottage Bears as the pick of the week on Create and Craft. All the days program's are set to record as I have to work boo :0(
Right straight onto the cards as I need to get to work, they both from the cd.
This one is using a decoupage sheet...

...and this one is using an image from the image sheets section...

Apologies there isn't more detail I am running so behind. If anyone can tell me where you can get some more hours for my days I would be greatful! ;0)

Bye for now and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs B xx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Meadow Cottage Bear sneak peek

Good evening everyone, wow a very late post from me tonight I'm afraid the day has just run away from me, spot of shopping a few jobs and then a meeting at my sons school for his leaving trip and now time to chill :0)

So today I have another card to share from the Crafters Companion Meadow Cottage Bear range, this time using a stamp rather than a cd, there will be two stamps available and they will be exclusive to Create and Craft.

The image was stamped onto Neenah card and coloured it in with my trusty Spectrum Noir pens. The papers are from the new cd rom and printed onto Satin Finish paper...which I love!

I hope you like the card I'm off for an early night lots to do tomorrow and will hopefully find some spare time to catch up on some blog hopping and commenting :0)

Thank you for visiting me

Hugs B xx

Monday, 21 May 2012

We're going on a Bear Hunt......

......well it's a scavenger hunt really hehe ;0)

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion Blog Hop Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the release of Meadow Cottage Bears, designed by Blackburn-born illustrator and figurative artist Christine Haworth!

If you have landed here from Beth's blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you need to pop over the Crafter's Companion News blog to begin.

Our Design Team have loved crafting with the new range from Crafter's Companion and celebrate the launch of this gorgeous new collection on Friday 25th May, we have decided to give you a chance to see some Sneak Peeks and also have the chance of winning a brilliant prize:

the Meadow Cottage Bears CD, Reddy die-cut decoupage kit and two Hunkydory papercrafting collections!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in turn and then head to the Competitions page on the Crafter's Companion web site (you must be logged in to view this page). Each blog along the way will give you a clue, which will direct you to a product on the Crafter's Companion web site. Within this product you will find an image of a member of the Crafter's Companion Team, with a letter. Make a note of the letter and then head back to the blog to follow the hop to the next blog. Enter the phrase the letters make into the Competition page before 9am on Friday 25th May.

The winner will be drawn after 10am on Friday 25th May, and will be notified by email.

Your clue is: Which type of paper is perfect for using with your Spectrum Noir alcohol markers?

When you've found your letter, hop on to Lisa's Blog blog.

Good luck!

Before I go I will share a card that I have made using one of the card companion sheets from the cd rom. Aren't the bears just gorgeous!

I wanted to try and use every element of the sheet that I had printed out so I made a bookmark to go with it.

I will be showing sneak peeks through out the week and would love it if you can join me and let me know what you think.

Bye for now, hugs

B xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Here comes summer......really?

Really?! Lol
Well summer is certainly here for this months CC monthly challenge blog. For the challenge I decided not to make a card, instead I have made a memory box and mini album using one of my most favourite Humphrey images, for my nieces :0)

So I used my Humphreys Corner Crafting Collection cd. For the box I used my Boxer board and Centura Pearl cars to make the box.

I printed the decoupage from the frame section of the cd but left the frame part off and then decorated with flowers, flourishes and some charms from an inexpensive bracelet. Now into the album...

I won't bore you with all the pages but I decorated them with papers from the cd leaving a couple blank for them to perhaps draw their own pictures. I am really pleased with the result and hope they are too.

So as we are only half way it's not too late for you to join in you can enter here and there is a £30 Crafters Companion voucher for the winner, so good luck!!

Thank you for stopping by today :0)

Hugs B xx

Monday, 14 May 2012

A card for Triplets

Good morning! I hope you have had a lovely weekend, after having such a lovely weather it has gone back to rain again, so another wet school run for me :0(

I have a card to share today that I was asked to make for someone whom was having triplets. The babies weren't actually due til the end of the month but they came early so the card and colouring was a bit of a rush. I hear all 3 babies are doing well :0). So hear is the card...

The papers are a mix of Tim Holtz shabby chic for the flowers and swirls and the spotty paper is from the SWALK volume 2 cd. I printed the names and sentiment from my laptop onto Safmat....which is great!

The images are digi stamps from Cuddly Buddly, I love that website! I printed the images onto Neenah card and used my Spectrum Noir Pens to colour them in.

Thank you for stopping by today, I'm off to do a bit of crafting to take my mind off my eldest son. He is taking the first of his SATS exams today and was so nervous when he left, bless him.

Bye for now, hugs
B xx

Saturday, 12 May 2012

A cute card for Grandad

Good morning all, I hope you are well. I just wanted to share a quick card before I head off to work. This is a card that I made for my sons to give their Grandad. My eldest son Josh and I went halves on the stamp when we went to the NEC.....but I had to pay for it all lol. I don't really mind as I love the stamp. The stamp is from LOTV and here is the card that I made...

I coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noir pens to colour in.

I hope you like and thank you for stopping by today.

Hugs B xx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Graphic 45

Good morning everyone, I hope you are well. Today I have 3 cards to share with you all using the new coredinations card from the Graphic 45 collection which is available here. There is the Timeless collection and the Signature Series and they are both gorgeous!!

The first card is just using card from the Timeless collection and has pre-embossed pages.

For the next two cards I used two of the darice embossing folders which you can find here.

That is all I have time for at the mo but will be back later with another card to share :0)

Hugs B x

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Sunday, 6 May 2012

New Mum for a baby girl...

Good morning, I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday weekend so far. I work Saturday's so mine starts today :0) yippee! ... I am back today with another SWALK card to share and just like the new baby card that I made for both a boy and girl, I did the same for the new mum stamp.

I stamped my image onto Neenah card and coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir pens. I must admit I have really enjoyed colouring with the SWALK stamps, I need to practice a bit more with the hair.....but hey any excuse to colour in! Lol I used some gorgeous backing paper from the SWALK Papercrafting cd volume 2 which I printed onto Satin finish paper, I love the results from this paper. Here is another pic..

Don't forget there is still time to enter the competition and have a chance to win the whole set of stamps from the New release.

How fantastic is that? Just head over to here, you must be logged into the website first. Good luck!

Thank you for visiting me today and for all your lovely comments you leave :0)

Hugs B xx

Friday, 4 May 2012

SWALK New baby but this time it's a girl....

Hello everyone it's Friday yay! I have another SWALK sneak peek to share today it is using a stamp I have showed already but this time I have made it suitable for a girl. Before I show the pics though I apologise for the poor quality I usually use my boyfriends phone but he wasn't about and mine is rubbish so the next best thing was the iPad. I really want to upgrade my iPhone but the boyfriend is trying to get me to wait for the next one.....I don't like waiting lol. Anyway here is the card...

I stamped the image onto Neenah card and coloured it in using my Spectrum Noir pens. I cut the image out using a spellbinder die and used distress ink round the edges. I finished the card off with afew embellishments one of which is a button which I stuck on the bow, I made the button using matching paper and my Epiphany tool. Time for a dodgy close up...

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Hugs B xx

Thursday, 3 May 2012

New Mum sneak peek

Hello everyone hope you are all well and not getting too bored with all this rain. I am back today with another card using one of the new SWALK stamps fromCrafters Companion.

I stamped the image onto Neenah card and coloured the image using my spectrum noir pens. I used the SWALK 2 cd for some backing paper and my whitewash coredinations card and all. Of which are available from here. Here is a lose up.

Before I go I thought I would share another card using one of the Professionals Reddy die cut decoupage. For this card I used this sweet little nurse.

Isn't she sweet? The paper is from my paintbox Poppets cd rom and I used some of the new Pink Paislee coredinations card. Here is another pic.

Thank you for stopping by today, I am off to do a sun dance I meant to be having a belated birthday BBQ with friends on Sunday!

Bye for now, hugs B xx

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

S.W.AL.K sneak peek

Good evening everyone I hope you are well tonight I have a sneak peek to share using one of the 12 new S.W.A.L.K stamps from Crafters Companion. I have some of the Christmas Cheer stamps but to be honest they haven't seen any ink yet (hangs head in shame) but having played with some of the new ones I can't wait to get them out to play! Onto the card...

How cute is this little beauty !?! On the stamp plate you have a sentiment for a boy or a girl which is great. I have used papers from the S.W.A.L.K 2 cd rom. The image is stamped onto Neenah and coloured in with my speccies all of which is available here. Here is a close up of the image.

Crafters Companion are actually running a competition giving away all of the new stamps.

If you head over to here there is a simple question to answer and you will be entered closing date is 8th May at 9.00am. You must be logged into the website to be taken straight to the page. Good luck!

Before I go I just want to share another Reddy die cut decoupage card using the roses kit, they really are divine.

I hope you like and thank you for visiting me today, don't forget to catch Louisa on Create and Craft tomorrow I know her first show is at 9.00am

Bye for now, hugs B xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Reddy die cut decoupage sneak peek

Good evening, I hope you are all well. Today has just run away from me but has been quite productive which I am happy about. I have developed quite a list of things to make and do, one of the things I have been asked is to decorate a wedding post box....not really sure where to start but I'm sure I will think of something.

Onto the card I have to share, on Thursday 3rd May Louisa from Crafters Companion will be on Create and Craft with some new Reddy die cut decoupage. One of the kits is called Professional and is very cute! Here's the card...

How cute? I used some papers from my Paintbox Poppets cd rom along with one of the stamped sentiments from the same range. I used some coredinations card to try and replicate a circus tent and then added a bit do faux stitching. Here's a close up of the image....

Before I go I would like to say thank you for all your lovely comments on yesterday's post :0) Thank you for visiting me today, I will be back tomorrow with more sneak peeks.

Hugs B xx