Monday 31 May 2010

hAnglar stAnglar Boy with YoYo

Love this little boy by hAnglar stAnglar with his YoYo, stamped then coloured with Promarkers, Ribbon, Martha Stewart punch, Prima Flower some pearls and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...
A matching Prima flower.

Green/blue iridescent pearls and the negative from a heart punch.

Pretty two tone dotted ribbon

Don't forget to enter the blog candy for 10 reel of ribbon. Click here to enter

Sunday 30 May 2010

Fantastic Ribbons - Blog Candy ends 12th June

I have some very exciting blog candy from Fantastic Ribbons but before I get to that I wanted to share a card made using some of the lush satin ribbon that they sell.
A pretty satin ribbon, a notebook punch some pretty papers, a sweet hAnglar stAnglar stamp , Promarkers to colour and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

See what I did here with the Fantastic Ribbon, a couple of folds and a pretty flower on top.

I added some sweet letters and raised a couple of them with dimensional dots to make them pop.

As most of you will know ribbon makes a fabulous finishing touch to your cards and scrapbooks and I for one just love the stuff.

Visit their web site and see why are now the UKs leading craft and hobby ribbon supplier on a roll. Take a look at their summer sizzler colours, the fruity dotted sheers or the fabulous shaded roses on a cord. Remember the more you buy the more you save. Enjoy!

Now for a Fantastic Ribbon Prize, after you have visited their website Come back and tell me in a comment which colour and type of their ribbon you like best, then add the Blog Candy to your blog I will pick 1 winner who will receive 10 reels of their Fantastic Ribbon.

I will pick a winner on Saturday the 12th June

Saturday 29 May 2010

Blog Candy Winner

The winner of the Promarker Stamp set 1 Blog candy is......

Chris (Wellnifty) said...
Great tutorial Jak, I wondered how you used the blender pen, I've just got a few pens but haven't used them yet. Will have a play now. Thanks for the chance of getting the candy I'll post a link on my blog xx
29 May 2010 08:01

Congratulations Chris

Drop me an email with your address details and I'll post them out for you.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is a new stamp set by Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Stamped with Stampin Up ink pads a background paper by Basic Grey, coloured card by Stampin Up and Ribbon by Fantastic Ribbons and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

The centre Teapot and cup have been cut out them mounted on top of foam pads to make them pop.

Finishing with a little tag made with the Labels 8 Nestabilities and stamped to match the main image then ties with a piece of linen thread.

Friday 28 May 2010

Lighter Shades with a Blender pen - Now Closed

Blog Candy Now Closed
I have a new tutorial up on the Promarker Knowhow Page
It teaches how to get lighter shades from your Promarkers
Also some Promaker Blog Candy which ends Saturday 29th may

This will stay at the top until 28th May, please scroll down for the latest cards

Summer time card - Lacie with Ice- cream

The summer time card is a little ironic as yesterday we had bright sunshine then rain and later we even had hail stones here in the UK.
Lacie with Ice-cream is a new digi image by Mo Manning and can be purchased from Digital Pencil Too, I used Stampin Up background papers, Nestabilities Ovals, a Prima Flower some dew drops ribbon and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

I added the Prima Flower then with a stickles glitter glue I just touched the edges of the flower to add a little sparkle.

As a few people asked me to do a tutorial on how to use the nestabilities with an overhang of the image I have done one, it is over on the tutorial page.

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Nestabilities labels 10

The main feature on this card is the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 10 and what a perfect way to accentuate them then having a stamp set purposely made to match them.
Claire Brennan at Waltzingmouse Stamps creates fantastic stamp designs so be sure to give her a visit and you won't be disappointed.
Melon coloured base card a cream Cuttlebug embossed background and a gold card underlay punched using the Martha Stewart border punch, a blossom and some pearls and a bit of love to bring it together.

Monday 24 May 2010

My Friend

Isn't this just the sweetest? the little dog peeping from under the gate and the little girl tipped over to see him, the image is called My Friend and can be purchased from Mo's Digital Pencil Too.
I used Promarkers to colour the image, check out the pink cardigan on the little girl, I will do a tutorial soon on how to do the highlighted area.

Attention to detail...

I used a Martha Stewart border punch onto the pink card then slipped a piece of pretty background paper between the two edges then tied a thin ribbon around the centre.

Knotted Hanky Weather

My Dad was always one for a real cotton hankerchief not a disposable tissue and Mam found some new ones of his and sent them down for hubby (Chris).
Lauren popped down with Jack and left him with me while she went for a drive in the new car with her Dad and as Jack is into everything at the moment he soon had his hands on the hankies, I knotted one of them in all 4 corners and popped it on his head, Lauren said I was cruel but actually I reckon he likes it judging by this cheeky grin.

Sunday 23 May 2010

My new baby

Qashqai n-tec
Ok in my terms it is silver with shiney bits on but if you ask Chris he says things like Fancy Chrome bits, alloys, sat nav, reversing camera cooled glove box more miles per gallon full auto sunroof and the list goes on.

Saturday 22 May 2010

Vintage Shoe - Mother

Happy Saturday everyone,wowza it is hot, hot, hot here today, in a moment I'm going to be off to pick up my new car :) but I wanted to share this with you before I go.
Flowers and bead and lace oh my!

Lace edging around the heal and a tag with mother stamped onto it.

Top view showing the ribbon bundle that is slipped inside the shoe.

Now I'm not claiming the glory for this vintage beauty as it was created by a very clever lady click here to get the template and to watch the tutorial by her.

Friday 21 May 2010

Paper Dolls Winner

The winner of the Paper Dolls project I made is....

Lisa Jane said...
what a fabulous project - those little dolls really brought back memories ... i wanted to start playing straight away lol
Lisa ;)

Congratulations Lisa, drop me an email with your details on and I'll pop them in the post for you.

Thursday 20 May 2010

Project of the month Blog Hop - Flowers

Its that time again and this Month the theme Flowers for the Blog hop was chosen by Mina.

We will hold this every third Thursday of the month , we aim to give you a little inspiration and hopefully a few Oooo's and Awe's along the way.

The Dream Team is made up with some of the most talented ladies so be sure to give them all a visit.

They all fit nicely into this nugget tin I know the theme is flowers and mine is in the form of a wrap for the tin but believe me there is 3 other precious little flowers inside the tin ha ha.

I had so much fun with this Paper Dolls digi stamp set from Mo's Digital Pencil Too I went right back to my childhood when Mam would draw me the character and clothes & I would sit for hours colouring them in.
Now wouldn't these be perfect for a sleep over party each child could have a printout and a set of crayons to colour these as they like, or, as I have done and make them into a gift set for a little princess.

Summer time girls

Party time, cute, cute, cute.

Bed time girls, night night!

Be sure to pop over to Peri I just know she will have something amazing to show you.
If you get lost along the way I have a full list of the Design Team on my side bar.

If you would like to win my Paper doll project, leave me a comment and I will pick a name to win from the comments left.


Lastly the DT Girls for La Pashe have got a wee blog hop going on and the theme is easel cards the blog hop is starting with Karen so hop along and join in the fun, if you leave a comment on each of their blogs La Pashe will pick one lucky winner to receive a prize (one of the Flippin Stamps of their choice)

Also Imag-e-nation have the Flippin Stamp sets at half price now that is a bargain.

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Life Tree

This card is a bit of a mix and match card as I started with the Clarity Stamps Naked Tree, and before I new it I reached for the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp set and decorated the tree, a few buttons back ground paper, ribbon and twine.

I have been colouring and cutting like crazy to prepare for a Blog Hop for the Dream Team on Thursday morning so be sure to pop back for then I may even give what I have made away.

Monday 17 May 2010

hAnglar & stAnglar stamped card

This is a first for me, I managed to get a set of hAnglar & stAnglar stamps from ebay heaven they are like hens teeth to find. I coloured this cutie pie with Prisma pencils I didn't blend with sansoder or gamasol or even baby oil, I blended with a white Prisma pencil.
Blossom, lace and ribbon. a few pearls and a Basic Grey DP and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

I used a large flower punch and punched out 2 pink blossoms on one of the blossoms i nipped off the edges of the petals with another punch then buffed the petals with a pink ink pad, the centre is one of the Prima flower centres.

A piece of lace and a sheer pink ribbon tied in a bow, the little dress I stamped twice so I could 3d the image.

Sunday 16 May 2010

Jack singing for his supper

jack had been to the swimming baths today with his Mam and Uncle Craig, Auntie Claire and cousin Alfie and they had thouroughly enjoyed themselves.
Afterwards Lauren brought him over as it is Natalie's (daughter) birthday and after crawling around and pulling himself up on all of the furnature he decided it was snack time, he hasn't quite mastered the fact that you need to keep your mouth closed whilst eating and also that singing whilst food is in your mouth makes it fall out miss the tray and land on Grans floor.
I'm hoping that those of you following me are receiving this ok as i know there is some of you just getting a title at the moment. I am working on a fix for it as are a few of the techy helpers at feedblitz.

Saturday 15 May 2010

Checking - Mo Manning Image

Checking was a freebie given by Mo on her facebook page which she will be doing from time to time click here to join her.

I tried to keep everything matching with this.

Card, pink, blue and Kraft, ribbon, button, Martha Stewart border punch, a pretty flower, promarkers to colour and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

A blue mulberry rose and some punch craft leaves.

Adding a ribbon tied in a bow through a button and showing the scalloped edge made used a Martha Stewart border punch.