Saturday, 31 December 2011

What's In the box - Teddybo Challenge

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I was hoping to post on Christmas Eve but was a bad blogger !  planned to go to my mums for an hour after work !! Got home at 3 am oopsies my mum is a bad influence lol. Just been having the best time with all my family & friends. Hope you all are too !! . Have you any New Year Resolutions !! I am going to try eating more healthier more fruit vegetables instead of bacon sandwiches crisps etc.. lol. I have  gave up smoking for 4 weeks now it is really tough but I am determined so have been keeping myself busy in between all the festivities !!

 My first inspiration is for the current Teddybo Challenge no 24 - Your birthstone mine is peridot a green stone. Must be honest not keen on green and wish I was an aquamarine lol . I found these gorgeous peridot flower centres from Prima ! Then I remembered !! a post I saw,  so I have made a stationary box which was inspired by Camilla a Magnolia DT . I found a brilliant you tube tutorial  Part 1 & Part 2 by Danni really is not hard to make and is so much fun to decorate !!

I chose Herman and images from FairyD at Teddybo. How can you not resist this charming old bear !.

Firstly I made the box and matted it with Raspberry Road Digi Papers !

 I used my cricut to make the flowers and leaves on top and finished it with a Berisford chocolate Ribbon bow !!

Then I decorated the inside so that when the lid is lifted the stationary box is full of surprises !!

Then I made all the cards and tags for it !
First up are the larger cards and insides !

 then the tiny cards and insides !

and then some tags

and my favourite part where I have coloured Herman and made him the cover of the notebook !!

I have made little notelets and even a little pocket for stamps. Also in the box is a lovely pen with eraser and a gorgeous green pin !! I did not colour the rest of the images as the pencil drawings are just to pretty and I really liked the effect !!  Also making the cards and tags simple was really hard not to keep adding lol ! There are no ingredients today as I think I would be here forever lol though the images in case you like them are FAIRY_TB_HERMAN_001 ,FAIRY_TB_WED_005 & FAIRY_TB_WED_006. Yes I am posting in the wee hours of the morning doing some night shifts lol . Have not commented much as been super busy working and having fun !!!
 Hope you all have a super New Year and hey you never know what surprises  2012 may bring !!

Lots of Crafty Hugs  Kitty ;0) xxx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A sketch ,Gatefold , Snowflakes & Purple lol

Hi Festive Crafty

I hope you are all having a super week !! I am all ready for Santa and Hogmanay !!! Love it !! I am back to work tomorrow until 6pm Christmas Eve ! So I thought  I| would sneak this post in !! must be quick as I have lots of presents and cards to deliver !!

I started with inspiration for the current challenge at TOMIC challenge 29 - Snowflake symphony in purple ! What a gorgeous title! Really loving the purple themes at the moment though my printer seems to not like that colour AArggh ! That's it I am buying a new one in the sales next year lol.

My next inspiration was at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Sketch Time - A fabulous sketch by Domi

 and lastly at Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge 19 -  Fancy Folds/Shaped Cards I chose a gate fold card have not made one of these for ages !!

I chose Tilda with Winter Flowers she is an absolute dream to colour and so pretty !!

Yes I know her shoes are a bit of a bright colour but I need lots of bright colours as it is so dark here in winter time lol . I have put some glamour dust on her wee socks and pocket ! and liquid pearls for her buttons and on the flowers.

Here is the front of the gate fold card before you open . I used my cricut to cut out the frame and I used plum cosmic shimmer mist on it and on the flowers it just makes everything it touches so gorgeous !! I have used three different types of lace and my favourite snowflake die from Magnolia and the poinsettia die to with a gem brad in the middle.

I love how it turned out these digi papers are from Nitwits they are so beautiful though they should be more purple lol. There are Christmas flowers hearts and snowflakes on them !

Here are the inside piccies !!

I used a Hero arts sentiment which was embossed with ranger fine detail in gold it's the first time I have done that !! Love the results going to buy more colours!!

I used the outside of the frame I cut to make a frame !! and with more lace it looked rather cool !!I have made a wee pocket ! to put some crafty goodies in for a lovely new friend in blogland ! Must post it later no idea if it will get there in time oopsies !! I have machine stitched all the panels too !

This is the last wee panel.  I have put a dream die tag from Magnolia with more scrummy lace,  you can lift it up and the handwritten sentiment is underneath ! and lastly a picture of the back as the lace goes all the way around the paper which has so many pretty snowflakes on it !

Well that's my last Christmas Card done so therefore I would like to enter one more challenge at Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas Card of the Year  .

I have not had to time to post them all but I have had a super time crafting away !! I also have just been the luckiest crafter ever I received a wonderful gift from Magnolia from their Shutter advent Giveaway they are so generous I was gobsmacked ! and I have also won some goodies from Lena's 12 days of Christmas so Santa has been so good to me !! I hope you all get lots of lovely surprises too this year and next ;0) . I shall leave you all the recipe and say bye for now.  I hope to make a wee post on Christmas Eve so see you then !!

Lots Of Lovely Crafty Hugs Kitty ;0) xxx

Magnolia Stamp inked with momento black ink onto 225gsm smooth white card coloured with prismacolor pencils and blended with sansodor.
Card stock - Bazzill Kraft , Nitwit Digi Papers printed oto 260gsm white smooth card.
Tools - Brother sewing Machine . Cricut Expressions using inbuilt Essential Cartridge, Cuttlebug with Doohickey dies . Croadilep for tag with white large white eyelet.
Other Mediums - Cosmic Shimmer Mist Plum. Liquid pearls, Stardust Glamour Dust , Distressed ink aged Mahogany & Brushed Corduroy.
Embellishments - WOC roses , Lace offcuts and gem brads from eBay.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Magnolia is on my tree !!!!!


I had just started out crafting this time last year so here is my first Magnolia decoration for my tree ! It would be great to make one every year !! because it would make you remember every crafting year and would be good to see how your style/colouring  changes too ! I have picked Sweet Christmas Tilda which I have coloured with prismacolor pencils! and added some glamour dust to her wee socks !  I also thought I would use them to colour the Doohickey die for a change instead of distress inks  . I used this gorgeous textured bead gel , effect is so pretty will be playing with that more !! Love messing about with new crafty mediums !! I had to take pictures of her on the tree lol !

I added some gorgeous white lace behind Tilda and shaped a bow so I could fix her and the poinsettia. I fixed the bow to the bauble ! I printed a sentiment from pink petticoat to fit in the bauble with some pretty berries on the top. I used polar white flowersoft for the snow inside !

It's a good sentiment  to remind us when we carried away with it all lol ( especially teenagers lol ) .
So here is the whole decoration on my lovely tree !! The best part was decorating the tree with my daughter she still gets excited even at 16 !! and won't let me do it without her !

I would like to enter my decoration into this weeks TOMIC challenge no 28 - Christmas decoration 

I am pretty organised this year for first time must be my age lol. I am hoping to maybe get some crafty time Mon or Tues so I shall see you then !! Must get to bed will never get up for work in the morning !! takes about an extra hour to put on all the layers because it is freezing it is -1  here tonight !!

Lots of Crafty Festive Hugs
Kitty ;0) xxx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Cards !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I have put above the Blog Anniversary winner!!!! I have a couple of cards to share today using Teddybo that I have made for my family. The first one I have made for my wonderful daughter. She loves Giraffes because she is a tall cookie herself and her favourite colours are purple and burgandy. I have made a tag card where I got this idea and template from Tammy at Kizzy designs I used  Jolly  stamp teddybobea_087.

I made this gorgeous snowflake by covering it in glossy accents and then I dunked it in German glass glitter. It turned out so beautiful! I also added a gorgeous pin I bought from a very talented crafter.

Here is the inside. I cut the letters out using my crucit and had to add another snowflake ! I think she is going to love it !

Next up is for my nephew and when I saw this on last weeks Thursdays top tips I knew he would like it. The link for the tutorial can be found here it was done by this super talented
Colette. I even chose the same Teddybo as he is perfect all squished inside the bauble!! Digi stamp Teddybo_154.

I used these bright my minds eye papers and a great sentiment from pink petticoat.

Hope you are all looking forward to Christmas !!! I am hoping to catch up with you all ! Before then lol .
Bye for now Kitty :D

Thursday, 15 December 2011

First Blog Anniversary Candy !!!!!!!


Hi To All The Wonderful Crafty Bloggers 

Can you believe I have been posting for a year . I have  enjoyed learning and meeting so many wonderful people.  I just love crafting ! It all started when I bought a cheap card making kit of eBay ! Here is  my first ever post here lol .

Thank you so much for following me and commenting it really makes me feel on top of the world ! I would like to say thank you to all of you by giving this candy to one of you. It is £50 pounds sterling which will be sent to your paypal account by your email address. This is open to everyone worldwide. ( You must have a paypal account registered in your own email address). You will receive the money at your exchange rate on the day of transfer !. All you need to do is leave a comment !  let me know what you would spend it on !! Please post the picture below  in your sidebar. If you don't have a blog then please leave your email address on your comment. The candy ends Thursday 15th December at 6pm ( GMT /UK Time ). One comment per crafter please.The winner will be picked at  random and  announced shortly after the closing date .

 I figured this would be better than myself picking goodies this way you can buy anything you want though you must promise to spend it on yourself !!! Below is the picture for your blog !!

Good Luck    ;0)  xxx Kitty

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas Paper Wreath ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Hope you are all cosy as it is so cold here and all the snow has gone slushy ewww. I am back to work today ;0(. I thought I would pop on a wreath I made . I go my inspiration  and a tutorial from Brenda at Floral Fantasies . I chose blue because it's my favourite colour and used lots of pretty lace, pearls and silver bells !!

I used my cricut to cut the large scalloped circles to make the cones and used spellbinders classic circles to cut the little windows. I used Aqua Cosmic shimmer mist to on the framed circles this stuff is so gorgeous !!
I made a rosette for the centrepiece with a gorgeous circle where I cut a sentiment from my kaisercraft Christmas emporium pad and stuck it under a glass cabochon. 

I would like to enter my paper wreath into the following super challenges 

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Christmas photo montage Inspiration - I chose the Wreath

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge 18 - Anything with Christmas & Pearls - Wreath and Pearls on cones

Sir Stampalot  December Challenge -Bingo - I chose Pearls Mist & Ribbons

Allsorts Challenge - Week 132 - going round in circles - Circular project 

recipe Underneath ;0)

Well must run for the train Hope you are all having a great week ! Thanks for visiting
Crafty Festive Hugs Kitty xxx
Card stock - Coredinations White Card, Tim Holtz Shabby Chic paper pad Kaiser Craft Christmas Emporium.
Tools - Scorpal Cricut Expression 2 using alphabet inbuilt cartridge. Cuttlebug Spellbinders standard circles
Embellishment - Offcuts of lace , Seam binding, Organza glitter ribbon, Half flat backed pearls, cat collar silver bells , clear cabochon. Anita's tacky glue, Aqua cosmic shimmer mist.Glamour Dust,pop dots.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Teddybo White Christmas Lantern ****

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are in the Christmas spirit ! I sure am ! . We have lots of lovely snow. Everything looks so pretty. Our greyhound Suzie has been having great fun bouncing around and trying to catch snowballs ! I have spent a long time lol making this pretty lantern. I got the wonderful idea from here Lena's is out of this world !

I have chosen Teddybo_158 and my runner up prize Teddybo_172 they are so well drawn I adore the little teddies they are carrying !

I have put flowersoft polar white on the windows for snow ! Lots of pics grab a coffee lol ! I found this lantern quite difficult to make and requires millions of patience lol but it is so worth it in the end .

I have added lots of cuts using my cricutt which I have distressed for example the numbers.

 I have decorated the lantern with pretty lace , beads , pearl brads , twine and silver bells........

....................and pom poms!!

I still need to buy one of those pretend candles for it !!

 I love the top I think it is so pretty but was hard to get it together lol.
Lastly there is a little surprise underneath !!

A Miniature Secret Card !

Well that's it ! I shall leave the recipe underneath ! I would love to enter my wee lantern into the following super challenges .....

Teddybo Challenge No 23 - White Christmas- Windows with snow and Teddybo/bea. White Card stock .

Cute Card Thursday -No 193 - It's Just A Number - 25 for Christmas Day !! 

Crafty Calender Challenge - Cold & Frosty - Teddies looking out the window at the cold snowy frost !

Ready Teddy Go Challenge - Anything goes- Teddybo & Bea

Thank you so much for visiting and  I cherish every comment !!

Bye For Now Kitty ;0)xxx

Teddybea / bo from printed onto 260gsm white smooth craft card.
Card stock - Coredinations white 12 x 12 card. Christmas emporium from Kaisercraft.
Mediums Prismacolor pencils distress ink pads .
Tools - Scorpal , Cricut paper trimmer, Cricut Expression 2 and Art Deco Cartridge.
Embellishments - Beads from costume jewellery. Pearl brads . lace offcuts ,silver bells , natural twine and flowersoft from eBay. Other lace and pom poms from Remnant Kings Sewing Shop. Tatting thread given by train buddy lol. Lots of double sided tape and glossy accents for glue. Glamour dust and silver German glass glitter on their poms !!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Magnolia Gift Box !! Challenges ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

What a day finally finished the teenagers room ! It's all worth it when you see their face light up !! So it's the wee hours in the morning and I am posting lol ! Should be in bed but this is my last week of holiday so why not ! lol. I have been playing with tutorials again and Magnolia Sweet Dreams stamps. I picked Sitting Tilda with bear & Tilda with Christmas Baking !.

I have been playing  with black for shadows ! lol
I made another wee gift box and you can find the tutorial here if you want to try it out !
I also made a card to match !!!

The other side ..........................

 Love making gift boxes at this time of the year !! Have you got your Advent calenders ready. The teenager is not getting one this year as last couple of years she opened all the windows in one day and munched all the chocolates !! Bad girl lol.

I would like to enter my crafty creation into the following wonderful challenges ;-

Just Magnolia Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge Blog - Week 134 - Pink/White/Red - Main Inspiration for picking Colour theme .
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes

I shall leave you the recipe underneath !! Hope you are all having a super week and can you see I am entering as many challenges as I can while I am on Holiday lol ! Sick of me yet !! lol
Bye  For Now Kitty ;0) xxxx

Recipe -
Magnolia stamps from Sweet Dreams Collection stamped with memento ink onto 225gsm white smooth craft card. Her Arts Christmas sentiment stamps with brown memento ink.
Mediums - Aged Mahogany & Spun Sugar distress ink pads. Prismacolor pencils blended with sansodor.
Card stock - Coredinations White Card , Papermania colossal paper stack . 300gsm white card for dies. Create & Craft Acetate sheets .
Tools - Cricut Expression 2 using Essentials. Brother Sewing Machine . Cricut paper trimmer . Scorpal. Cropadile.Cuttlebug . Magnolia Doohickey Dies dream tag, poinsettia and snowflake.
Embellishments - Ribbon fro Remnant Kings Shop. Twine from a lovely blogger . Gem brads and tiny half pearls  from eBay . Crystal Stickles . Glamour Dust with Tombow Glue Pen.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

WARNING - PINK PINK PINK & a touch of red lol !

Hi crafty bloggers

Still painting my daughters room because it had a purple wall before it's taking so many coats !! She has always wanted a big blackboard in her room. So he got some blackboard paint and he is painting a big square on the wall ! Hope it looks okay ;o{. Made this card last night . I am not a big fan of pink as when my daughter was little I was sickened with it ! So I am not sure if I like this but thought I would post it anyway !. it's so pink and girly and sparkly !!!!!
Weather is still pants not a bit of light today for the pictures !!

I have chosen Forever friends from LOTV .

How sweet are these two ! I love adding glamour dust to their wings !!

Had to make some pretty flowers for this Easel Card !!

Here is the full card Are you ready for Mega Girlie Pink lol

I have been playing with flower soft and glamour dust mixed together !!I would like to enter this card in the LOTV challenge week 122 - Anything goes . I have all my planned challenges mixed up lol I have been cleaning windows with surgical spirit it must be affecting me lol.
Must dash no recipe got so much to do and I am skiving on here ! Bye for Now
Kitty ;0) xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Holly Tilda Giftbox !

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Still on holiday and still painting away , going to tackle the teenagers room over the next couple of days , OMG the amount of stuff in her room is just crazy !!! In order to keep my sanity I decorated the other box I made . I picked Holly Tilda this time and wow how gorgeous is she ! I was going to make her into a shaker card but then decided she was too pretty to cover in glitter !

 I have used  A Graphic 45 paper pad which is so vintage and adorable , first time I have bought one from them ! I also used lots of pretty coloured lace and Tim Holtz Hitch fasteners for the knobs on the drawers .

 I made this pretty flower with the lace,cheesecloth  and a gorgeous diamante silver button.

I also made a tiny vintage frame this time using my cricut and some text from the paperpad . It's so cute !!

If you would like to make this box with drawers you can find the tutorial on my post  here.

I would like to enter my box into the following super challenge

TOMIC - #26 - Vintage & Lace - Used Vintage Papers & Lots of pretty lace !

I shall leave the recipe underneath ! Thanks to everyone who has entered my blog anniversary candy and left me so many sweet comments and also a huge Hello(waving) to my new followers !! I am off to catch up om my commenting ! Hope your all having a good start to the week , !

Kitty ;0) xxx

Holly Tilda from the Sweet Dreams Collection stamped with tuxedo black momento ink onto 260gsm smooth white card. Coloured with prismacolor pencils and blended with sansodor. Aged Mahogany distress ink used around frame.
Card stock - Papermania Colossal Colour Card pack . Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Paper pad. Bazill Kraft card . Create & Craft Acetate Sheets
Tools - Cricut Expression 2 with essentials Cartridge. Brother sewing Machine. Scorpal. Cricut paper trimmer. Cropadile.
Embellishments - Cheesecloth, lace offcuts from eBay. Tim Holtz hitch fasteners . Stickles crystal glitter glue.White frame/Nestie bought pre made from eBay .

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Teddybo Challenge - Christmas red or green must not be seen !!

Hi Crafty bloggers !!

This crafty creation is for the Current Teddybo Challenge - Christmas Red or green must not be seen !!

Oh my the weather is just pants !!! rain wind ! I am staying in today lol. We are having a lovely family dinner tonight so I am looking forward to cooking !! So many images to choose from ! I eventually chose Teddybea_165 lol. I had a go at paper piercing with Nicole's tutorial on Thursdays top tips. Will definitely be doing it again !! I chose just to paper piece her apron with a snowflake paper. I made this wee scene using Hero arts stamps with memento dew drop ink in London Fog ,where I added glamour dust and polar white flowersoft using a tombow glue pen .

The first reaction I got from my fella was it needs glossing !! lol that means glossy accents on the bauble lol ( He is now an expert !!) but I have ran out ;0(.  This was so easy to colour as Gayle has done the shading so you just colour there and it's so effective !!

I used my X-cut crimper to add texture to the papers and cricut frames . I painted all the edges with distress white crackle paint. The stars were cut and also painted .I used flowersoft and glamour dust again on these,  love this effect.  I then topped with a pretty lace bow and half pearl . I used this great sentiment which was free from Wordy Wednesday .

I made another cute star and used the Hero Arts Stamp set again ! Have not made an easel card for ages !!

I shall leave the recipe underneath hope your having a super weekend ! Thanks for visiting 
Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kitty ;0) xxxx

Recipe - 
Teddybo_165 printed onto 225gsm white card. Digi paper used for apron from Raspberry Road Naughty or Nice Collection. 
Mediums - Prismacolor pencils blended with sansodor .Vintage photo distress ink for edges. Distress ink Crackle paint White.
Tools - Cricut Expression 2 with Essentails and Art Deco Cartridges. X-Cut Crimper , Cricut paper trimmer & Scorpal
Card stock - My Minds Eye 12 days of Christmas Paper pad  Bazzill Kraft Card 
Embellishments - Cat collar silver bells , Offcuts of lace Bundle & Half pearl from eBay .