Saturday, 30 June 2012

Teddy Bea Skating

                                                                 Folds flat for posting.

I saw a similar card on Digi-re-doo-dah, and thought it was lovely, I just had to have a go at making one. I love how it folds flat for posting. I know it is a bit early for Christmas but I really liked this winter scene, I have had it since last year. I have used a Teddy Bea digital image, the background is from Kanban. I have used a Go Kreate die to shape the back to make it a bit more interesting.

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Baby Girl Printable

I have just finished making this baby girl kit up, that I designed for Cuddly Buddly. It is great for tucking a little present inside, or you can just make the easel card , an envelope is provided.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sunflower - Blooming Lovely

I have entered this card into the following challenge:

I have used another of LOTV new bear stamps, coloured with copics and I added faux stitching the around outside. The papers I used are from Nitwits which I have printed onto cream card and sanded around the edges. I finished off with swirls from a Marianne die, ribbon, pearls and gems and of course some sunflowers.  I am really not a yellow/orange person or sunflower person come to that, but who could resist this cute little bear.

Have a lovely day!!!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Helen's Printables

These are some printable kits I have created for Cuddly Buddly, everything in the kits to make a special card or gift.
You can find them here:

Lots more will be added so keep checking back.

Hello There!

Just One Won't Hurt!
Piece of Cake

Special Friend

Furgus MacFluffy

Have fun!!!

A Little Note

I have entered this card into the following challenge:

This is one of LOTV new bear stamps. I adore teddies so was a must have, just don't tell anyone lol.
I was inspired by Fleur , one of the DT for LOTV, she is so clever.

What a lovely day it turned out to be today, I did think we were in for a storm this morning, I have needed the fan on all day. It was so nice, I went with my daughter out to eat and on to feed the ducks - you are never too old.

Stamp - LOTV
Kraft Paper Printed from Pink Petticoat Download
Papers- Nitwits
Butterfly Dies - Spellbinders
Swirl Die - Marianne

Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Copic Me

Hi, another card I have made for the Copic Marker Europe Challenge. This image was supplied by Wee Stamps for the 1st birthday challenge, isn't she lovely.

I coloured in images and cut out with a grand nestie, cutting some coordinating bazille card with the next size die, I mounted picture onto this. The papers I have used, again are from Nitwits. I made the corner using a scalloped and a square punch. The butterfly is a spellbinder die and leaves are Marianne. I distressed using a Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China. I stamped a LOTV sentiment onto a spellbinder die and threaded ribbon through. I finished off with flowers and pearls.

Digi Stamp - Wee Stamps
Papers - Nitwits (Petal Fresh)
Distress Ink - Broken China
Sentiment Stamp - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinder and Marianne

Happy Crafting!!!

I love My Copics

This is the first card I am entering for The Copic Marker Europe Challenge. It is their first birthday - Happy Birthday!!!

This image has been donated by Saturated Canary for the birthday competition. The papers I have used are from Nitwits and the dies are from Marianne (which I distressed lightly with spun sugar distress ink.
I added ribbon, some faux stitching and some flowers from my stash.

I have a few more copics on my birthday list, you can never have too many!!!

Digital Image - Saurated Canary
Dies - Marianne
Papers - Nitwits
Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
Birthday Stamp - LOTV

Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Wild Meadow

Hi everyone, hasn't it been hot today, if you are in Uk that is. Been a long day and a not so good one at that, so decided I needed an early birthday pressie lol. I persuaded my other half that I really needed some Indigo Blu stamps. This is the first card I have made with one set. I used distress inks to make the background, spritzing with water to make a mottled effect. I then stamped the grasses at bottom , overlaying the dandelion flowers, stamped the corner. On a seperate piece I again distressed and spritzed and stamped sentiment. Mounted both pieces on black card , then onto the white main card. I added glitter and a few gems lastly.

Stamps - Indigo Blu - Wild Meadow
Distress Inks - Broken China and Chipped Sapphire
Stickles and Gems

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Tealight Candle Box

This is a gift for my daughter, who absolutely loves candles. I found the tutorial here. It is a very easy project. I used digi images from Cuddly Buddly, colouring them with copics. I finished off with pearls and flowers.

Digital Images _ Cuddly Buddly (Karen Middleton & Lilyboo Designs)
Papers - Papermania Module CD
Silver Mirror Card

Happy Crafting !!!

Teddy Bo Gardening

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Another man's card, don't know what is wrong with me. It is these lovely Teddy Bo images, they are cute but suitable for a male which is great. I coloured him with copics. I have distressed some brown card with white paint and distressed some Nitwits papers with a distressing tool. I finished off with a metal charm of a watering can, some cork tiles, string and some card candy, oh and a swirl die from Marianne.

I hope the weather isn't too bad where you are, it cannot make it's mind up here.

Digital Stamp - Teddy Bo
Coloured - Copics
Papers -Nitwits
Die - Marianne
Card Candy

Happy Crafting !!!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Bear with flowers

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely day.

I have to apologise for the bad light with my photos, I am hoping my lighting tent will be here tomorrow.

My friends had made a couple of cards in this style at my class today and I thought they looked really pretty so I decided to make one. I made this card for my auntie's birthday, using a Nitwit kit and the Bookatrix.

Bookatrix - Glitter Girls
Nitwits - Grin and Bear It Kit
Ribbons, flowers and gems to finish off.

Happy crafting !!!

Sunday, 10 June 2012


This is a card I am entering into the following challenge:

I can't believe it, we have a bit of sunshine today, lovely after all that rain and miserable weather.

I have used the digital stamp Hoping again, she is one of my favourite Wee stamps. I coloured her in with copics and cut her out, rounding off the top corners with a punch. I cut main card, rounding off the top right edge. The papers I used were again from A HOTP pad I have had a long time, it is hard to cut up lovely papers isn't it, I will probably need therapy lol. I finished off with flowers and card candy and a nice sentiment.

Digital stamp - Hopeful (Wee Stamps)
Coloured - Copics
Papers - HOTP
Card Candy

Happy Crafting !!!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Sweet Girl

Hi again, I have been busy with cards today !!!
This again is a lovely image drawn by my friend Debbie Astle. I have coloured her with copics, cut her out with a spellbinders die and a larger shape in brown. I mounted a piece of backing paper from HOTP, mounted on brown card and added a piece of cream lace around border. I mounted image onto card and added some yellow and cream flowers. I finished off with some pearls.

Happy Crafting !!!

Girls Rock

Hi, this is card that I have made with another of my good friend Debbie Astle's images. Again she is allowing me to offer this image as a freebie.

I coloured the image with copics, I added some paper from paper Pizzaz,I have no idea how long I have had these papers. Another thing I have never used before (I picked it up by mistake), was the skull embossing folder. Don't ask why I put on wings because I haven't a clue, except I came across them when looking for something else and thought it would be a bit different. I cut out image with a Go Kreate die and the borders are from Spellbinders. I ahve added a few gems to finish off.

I hope you all continue to have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting !!!

Pink And Lilac

I have entered this card into the following challenge:
Sir Stamp Alot - Pink, Lilac & Ribbon

It is a very bleak day her in Staffordshire, another excuse for crafting, as if I need one.

This card I wanted to be very girly with pinks and lilacs and lots of flowers and bling, what more would a little girl want. i have used a digi stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique, coloured with copics and cut out with Spellbinder dies.

Have fun crafting !!!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Lets Rock

I have entered this into the following challenge:
Do It WIth Digis Challenge

I used an image my good friend Debbie Astle drew, she has kindly said I can give it away as a freebie. Watch this space as there is another one to follow.

I coloured using copics, I used papers from Paper Pizzaz, I distressed them a little bit and tore the blue one, something I don't do often, I like neat and tidy. I finished off with a music charm and some letter tiles.

Have fun !!!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Bling !!!

Hi, firstly I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to look at my blog, comment and even a few of you have become members, it is very much appreciated.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Hooked On Craft Challenge
Card And Scrap Challenge

So much bling with gems and glitter, love it, it is so girly. I coloured the Teddy Bea image, these come in seperate parts so you can design your own window scene, I put them together in Photoshop. I distressed some Bazille card and backing paper. Added a sentiment, a sparkly flower and lots of blingy gems and a touch of glitter. Hope you all like it.

Digital Stamp - Teddy Bea (Teddy Bo)
Papers - Papermania Rose Garden
Sentiment - LOTV
Bazille Card
Swirls - Marianne
Banner - Memory Box

Happy Crafting !!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

SWALK princess

I have entered this into the following challenge:

This card is just down my street, lots of pretty colours and glitter. I have coloured in the image and cut out with a Go Kreate die. The papers, hearts and words are from Nitwits. I distressed some of the papers with Worn Lipstick distress ink and sanded the edges of the others. I added ribbon, glitter and gems to finish off.

I can see such pretty rainbows from the window whilst crafting, how lovely.

Happy Crafting !!!

Teddy Bo and Elephant

I am entering this in the following challenges:
 Can You Digi It Challenge

I coloured Teddy Bo and Elephant in with Copics and cut them out with a Go Kreate die. I mounted on blue card which I distressed a little bit. I added some backing paper , I am not sure when I bought this but a long time ago, onto the same blue card after adding the tartan ribbon and again distressed. I added to a 8 x 8 card. I found an old Sizzix star embossing die that I have had for years and cut the two stars out and distressed. Added 2 tags , stamps I got from LOTV. Finished off with some card candy.

Digi Image - Teddy Bo
Tags and words - LOTV
Paper - Paper Pizazz
Star - Sizzix
Die - Go Kreate
Card Candy

I hope you are all having a great day and busy crafting since the weather is so miserable.

Happy Crafting !!!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Teddy Bo - Handy Man

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Cards For Men Challenge

This card , if you know me, is so way out of my comfort zone. I like to make pretty femine cards, but no good for a cards for men challenge :). I have to admit I do like getting messy with distress inks though. I have used papers from Nitwits - Some Assembly Required and a Teddy Bo Image.

Digi Stamp - Teddy Bo 167
Papers - Nitwits (Some Assembly Required)
Coloured - Copics
Distressed with Vintage Photo

Happy Crafting !!!

Teddy Bea Card

This is a card I made a while back using a Teddy Bea Digi Stamp. I added some stitching to the corner and a verse which I think I had from Clarity Stamps.

Digi Stamp - Teddy Bea (Teddy Bo)
Papers - Forever Friends Pad
Coloured - Copics
Verse - Clarity Stamps
Dies - Spellbinders, Go Kreate

Happy Crafting !!!

Baby Card - Pink Gem

I just made this card for my son's, girlfriend's sister, she had a lovely little girl last night. I used a couple of Pink Gems Digi Stamps. I used one of the Nitwit papers as the blanket, put behind in Photoshop, and two others as backgrounds.

Digi Stamps - Pink Gem
Coloured - Copics
Dies - Spellbinders
Papers - Nitwits

Happy Crafting !!!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Sketch N Stash Challenge 89

I am entering this card into the Sketch N Stash challenge 89.

This is an 8 x 8 card. I made this using a digi stamp and papers I probably bought last year, maybe longer and never used. They are called Zoe Spring and bought from The Paper Shelter. I really must start using some of the things I have bought over the many years of crafting.

Papers - Zoe Spring - The Paper Shelter
Digi Stamp - Zoe Spring - The Paper Shelter
Coloured - Copics
Sentiment - Lili Of The Valley
Dies - Spellbinders
Card Candy

Happy Crafting !!!

Wee Stamp - Hopeful - Mojo Monday Challenge

This is an A4 card, it didn't begin out as one, just sort of developed into one. I made this for a card challege, Mojo Monday. I hope you like it.

I started with my A4 card, added a piece of green polka dot card which I distressed with walnut stain. i joined two pieces of patterned paper and adhered to brown card, cut leaving a small border. I cut a scalloped edge with a fiskars punch and added to bottom. I attached a ribbon and flower across the top and added a button. I then cut my coloured picture into a circle distressed with the same ink and added to center of marianne die. I cut a square piece of white card and again distressed with walnut stain, attached to brown card , leaving a small border again and added another piece of the scalloped card to bottom. stuck them all to main card, added a sentiment, a butterfly, a bird and some pearls to finish.

Digi Stamp - Wee Stamps - Hopeful
Coloured - Copics
Die - Marianne
Gingham ribbon
Paper - Summer papers By Quite Contrary
Punch - Fiskars

Happy Crafting !!!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Wee Florist

I made this card using another of the Wee Digi stamps, they are just so cute, can't resist.

Digi Stamp - Wee Florist
Coloured - Copics
Papers - Nitwits
Dies - Go Kreate, Spellbinders


I thought I would try colouring in with Tim Holtz Distress Pens this time, I do quite like them, a change from alcohol pens, just need to get used to them. I wish Magnolia children had mouths, they would look much friendlier lol.

Coolured - Distress Pens
Stamp - Magnolia
Dies - Go Kreate, Spellbinders, Marianne, Memory Box and Cheery Lynn
Punch - EK Success
Paper - Docrafts - Beautiful

Have fun crafting!!!!