Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer, summer, summertime!

Bye bye school for a few weeks, and after today, bye bye work for me for a few days too, hurray! I made notebooks for Miss Little Legs' lovely teachers- this one was a favourite.


I think it's the colours, so bright and summery.


The Lavinia fairy is stamped twice and cut out so that she pops up a bit from the background. I indulged in one of my most-used techniques round the edges- stamping in a lighter colour, then overlaying with black. It gives the border depth. 


Lots of sparkle!!! Well, you'd expect no less from me!

I'm entering this into the Lavinia Stamps blog challenge- summer colours,
and also into the Stamping Sensations challenge- summer blooms
and the Crafting Musketeers challenge- summertime

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Anything goes challenge at That craft place

It's a fab Anything Goes challenge at That Craft Place this fortnight. That's an easy one, right?


That Craft Place Challenge Blog

I made a cover for a little concertina book. I have NO idea what's going in the book, but I love the cover!


The Mad Hatter is a stamp from Octopode, and the funky flowers are Ditzie Design Digis. There's a background stamp honeycomb wire in there from That Craft Place as well as some fab gold skeleton leaves. It's well worth a pop over to see what they have in stock!

Right, on with the weekend, hope you're having a good one!

I'm also entering this into the Stamping Sensations challenge- Summer flowers.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thank you teacher....part 1.

These notebooks are for my gorgeous nephew to give to his teachers at school next week. 



The image is Bugaboo, and it's kinda cute.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mmmmm, ice cream......

So, cutey card happen from time to time. This one is tooth achingly sweet.


The Stampin' Bella image is coloured with Promarkers- I had to blow the dust off the box, it's been so long since I used them!


I'm entering this into the Try it on Tuesday challenge- summer colours


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Good luck!

A card this week for a colleague who's leaving at work. It's a big one- 8x8, so there's room for everyone to sign it.


She's a real coffee lover, so this Stampin' Up coffee cup seemed appropriate! 


I added diamante steam swirls for a spot of sparkle. The paper is quite summery and girly so the sparkle seemed to work.

I'm entering this into the Crafting Musketeers challenge- summer colours.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Decorate a bag at That Craft Place

Hello everyone, hope you're having a good weekend! I'm completely absorbed by the Tour de France, as I am most years.

Anyway, it's time for another challenge at That Craft Place


That Craft Place Challenge Blog


We had some amazing Anything Goes entries for our last challenge, remember to check on the challenge bin next week to see who the winner and top 3 are, plus the winner of the Blog Hop :-)

My blog hop winner is #1 Jodpea- well done and I'll get your prize to you!

Now onto our new challenge which is hosted by our DT member Shell

Decorate a Bag

Team A will be showing lots of inspiration over on our That Craft Place Natter and Chatter Facebook Page but I'm Team B, so here's my bag.



It's a little sheer gift bag/pouch, and I've photographed it with white card in the middle so that you can see the design-I used a favourite Lavinia stamp and lots of stickles glitter :) The bag is a lovely soft peachy cream colour, so I went for a greyish lavender which hasn't really come out on the photo :(


Hope you join in and show us a decorated bag!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

That Craft Place blog hop!

Come and join us on our blog hop for 
We are having a wonderful Blog hop to show case our amazing Design Team!
The theme is Anything goes so don't forget to enter into our challenge.

We give away freebies in the Ditzie Digi Design group once a month so please hop over and say Hi. 

Here's the prizes 

 1st £10 spend in That Craft Place
 2nd £10 DDD esty store 
 3rd £5 That Craft Place 
 4th £5 DDD etsy store 

Now to win you need to make sure you're a member of each group 

The amazing Design Team have some inspiration on their blogs and ( some of the DT ladies are giving away their creations to one lucky blogger ) so make sure you hop by and give them some love!!!

I've got two creations to show you today, and I'll give them both away to someone, so leave a comment to be in with a chance!


The first is a dinky little wooden plaque that I've turned into a magnet- the Visible Image stamps, plaque and star blank all came from That Craft Place. The background of the plaque is painted with acrylic paint, with the bird stamped in archival ink. The star is also painted, with Free heat embossed in white.  A little tip if your white embossing gets a little rough around the edges is to go round the words with a black Promarker to tidy it all up- works magic!


This is a hand doodled card with a Ditzie Digi Design as the main image. I love those little toadstool houses! Sooooo cute.

So- if you fancy me sending you a little package through the post, leave me a comment!

If you're blog hopping, you should have got here from Aurora's gorgeous blog

and you need to hop off to see Erin S's lovely blog.

If you want to start from the beginning, then you need to be on the challenge blog - That Craft Place 


Love and Hugs 
from me and all of us at 
That Craft Place