Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Natalie & Amy's Challenge ~ Thing's with Wings!

Good morning all Its the last day of April so that mean's it time for a new challenge at,

It is mt turn to set the challenge this month so I have chosen one of my favourites.

come play along for the chance to win this super prize of a £15.00 gift voucher to spend in the 
Natalie and Amy Shop.

 Bird's are my favourite winged thing and the more colourful the better, here is my birdie card!


All from the Natalie & Amy Shop.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Peacock Tattoo ~ Stage One.

Please excuse the view of my natal cleft and my muffin tops.
This is a photo of my tattoo following my first 4 hour session.
The Artist doing the work is Jon from Black Dog Tattoo's in Long Stratton, Norfolk, UK.

Eventually it will look sort of like this!

I have to say it did hurt a bit......especially on my ribs and spine but the worst bit was up by my neck as I have a touch of sun burn from our afternoon canoeing on Tuesday! I will have another 3 , 4 hour sessions to finish the peacock then i will be around 12 hours for the roses.! xxxx

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Sketch Saturday #255 with Bugaboo Stamps.

Good morning all and welcome to another Fabulous sketch from Sketch Saturday this week we have one of our old favourites joining us to sponsor this weeks challenge.

The super prize on offer this week is 7 fantastic Bugaboo Digi's of our winner's choice. 

So here it is designed by our Queen of Sketches Jen!
Here's my offering for this weeks sketch.


Flowers ~ Natalie & Amy's.

All products from Natalie & Amy's.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Sketch Saturday #254 with Simon Say's Stamp.

Good morning all this weeks
is sponsored by the ever fabulous

The prize this week is a fantastic $25.00 to spend in the Simon Say Stamp Store

Designed by our queen of Sketches Jen!
Here is my take on this weeks sketch 
I've used paper's and digi image from Pink Petticoat with lots of added stickles!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Sweet Pea Stamper's ~ April Challenge.

This month's challenge set by us girls at 
The Sweet Pea Stamper's 

To support you favourite Charity.

The charity I am supporting is Marie Curie Cancer Care. I work as a Community Staff Nurse on night duty and visit many people who are having their last moments at home with their families supported by Night Sitter/carer's provided by Marie Curie their support is priceless!

I've made my card using Ching Chou Kuik's Night Daffodil Digi Stamp and Pink Petticoat papers with a selection of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from my stash.

Bombshell Stamps ~ Fabulous Friday Technique.

Good Afternoon I'm sorry I'm a bit behind today the final arrival of some warmer weather in the UK has brought out the germ's with it but we've waited so long for spring to arrive I'm going take Paracetamol Honey and Lemon( maybe a  little Whiskey too.........shush!!!) in abundance and get on with it!!!

This is my first Tutorial I think for Bombshell Stamps so lets hope its OK!

Today's Fabulous Friday Technique is to use a

 Baby Wipe Ink Pad.

The supplies you will need are:
Baby wipes.
Stamping card.
Stamps I have used the Mermaid Anchor Set from Bombshell Stamps.
A selection of Re-inkers 
( I have used Stampin Up re-inker's in "Not Quite Navy" "Tempting Turquoise" 
"Bashful Blue" & "Garden Green") 
A large Acrylic Block and a rocker Block (not shown)

First take one baby wipe and fold in half and lay on your acrylic block,


Take your first colour of ink and just let drops fall onto the baby wipe but making sure your don't let them drop to close together.

 With the second colour fill in a few of the gaps.

Do this until you have filled all the gaps but also making sure your ink pad is big enough for your chosen stamp to get covered in one application.

Now assemble your stamping card, stamp and rocker block, I like to use a foam stamping mat with blocks as I get a more even print.

Apply you stamp to the baby wipe and just press once.

I'm going to create a backing paper with the two Dolphin's from Mermaid Anchor Set.
Cover your stamping card with your chosen image(s) 
Like so!

Here's my finished card.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Sketch Saturday Carrie's DT week with That Craft Place.

It's Carrie's turn to host the Sketch this week at
 Sketch Saturday
And this week we have a fabby new sponsor

Lisa - The owner has an eye for crafts and stocks not only scrummy stamps but amazing embellishments as well. 
Unfortunatley not everything makes it to the shop as there is a facebook group where Lisa showcases her new goodies and they get snapped up.
 So it is well worth popping over and liking the FB group.

Lisa is offering the VERY lucky winner a fabulous package.

Hop on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to see what The Saturday's have made

Bombshell Stamps ~ April Sketch Challenge.

Its Sketch Day at 

So time for another super sketch from Kathi
 Here's my take on the sketch.


Bombshell Stamps "Man's Ruin" Set.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Elastic cord from stash.
CS ~  Core'dinations

Why not hop on over to the
and play along for the
chance to win a set for Bombshell Stamps!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Bombshell Stamps ~ Ms April's Challenge!

Its time for a new challenge at the

Teresa Abajo, this years Ms. April, has challenged us to create a Monochromatic Tag featuring Bombshell Stamps!
Here is my tag!


Bombshell Stamps " Butterfly Queen " Set.
Core'dinations CS
Heat It Up Seafoam White Embossing Powder
Stickles & Copic Caio.
Ribbon from stash.

Why not hop on over to the
and play along for the
chance to win a set for Bombshell Stamps!!