Thursday, 26 February 2015

Aurora Wings Green Fairy

Sepia Toned Fairy

Hi everyone, I hope that you are all well and are having a fab week. Well spring is 
almost here, the Summer Solstice is just around the corner and then the clocks 
will be going forward, Yippee I'm so pleased and I'm so looking forward to the 
warmer weather and the light nights. I love Spring when everything is bursting 
into life and all the beautiful and colourful Spring blooms, I also love Autumn 
for more or less the same reason, the colours are just stunning. I would  absolutely 
love to visit New England in the Autumn, who knows maybe one day eh.

My post today is a card that I made using one of my favourite Aurora Wings 
images, she's called "Green Fairy" and you can find her HERE I thought I 
would have a go at colouring her up in sepia tones and I love the way she 
turned out, I hope that you do too.

Card Recipe
6x6 white base card, white card, mink card, pale gold satin card, Marianne Anja die, 
Anna Griffin embossing folder, mink silk ribbon, Making Memories glitter deco brad, 
SU crumb cake ink pad, Ranger liquid pearls and various sized flat back pearls.

In this picture you can see where I used the SU crumbe cake ink pad on the Marianne die cut 

And in this picture you may be able to see the pale gold satin card that I used for matting, I thought that this would look better than gold or silver mirri.

I used a selection of Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour this beautiful Aurora Wings 
image, I then added some liquid pearls and to add some highlights to help lift the image 
I used Gelly Roll.

This picture shows the pretty Anna Griffin embossing folder detail and also the blingy 
Making Memories Glittery Brad in the centre of the hand tied silk bow.

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Monday, 16 February 2015

Aurora Wings Challenge #12

Aurora Wings Challenge #12

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all well and have had a lovely weekend. 
It's challenge time once again at Aurora Wings Challenge 
and the theme this time is 

We would love for you to share your fabulous creations with us using you favourite 
colours or colours that are mean something special to you .

Here is my Aurora Wings DT make for the Challenge.

Card Recipe
Lemon Card, Prima Design Papers, Aqua Bazzill, Lemon Ribbon and Aqua Pearls.

This gorgeous Aurora Wings image is called Little Elf Kia and I coloured her 
using a selection of Pro/Flexmarkers I then masked the image off and using 
Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink I created a cloudy sky background. 
I also added a little Sakura Gelly Roll to her earrings and bracelet and some 
Glossy Accents to her eyes.

I hope that you like her. 

To see what my super talented teamies have created to help inspire you and to also 
get more information on the challenge and to see what fabulous prizes you 
could win please pop over to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Friday, 23 January 2015

My Beautiful Surprise

My Beautiful Surprise

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all warm and well. It's been so cold here on the 
north east coast but I've been lovely and toasty since we had our new combi boiler 
installed, usually at this time of year I'm sat cuddling the fire and wrapped in in 
lots of layers, I can't believe the difference having the new boiler makes to how warm 
the house's almost like the Bahamas lol.

As some of you who know me will already know it was my Birthday on 
New Years Eve and as is usual every year I wait until all the festivities are all over with 
and then I have a quiet night out with my Hubby. Well this year was no exception, 
only unbeknown to me something rather special was winging it's way across 
the pond. A few days after my Birthday a package arrived, I opened it and was 
completely blown away by what was inside, but before I tell you what I found inside.....

After having been a huge fan of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff's breathtaking artwork for sometime and being 
asked to join her Aurora Wings Design Team, I wrote to Mitzi a little while later 
 to ask her if she would design an image for my Daughters Leanne's Birthday, 
she would have been 25 last June and we all miss her so much more than words can say.
To cut a long story short Mitzi created the most mesmerizingly 
beautiful image "Leanne's Angel"  and I was completely blown away by her....

Well back to my package, can you imagine just how speechless I was to find that   
Mitzi had sent me the original artwork that she created for 
Leanne's Angel, I really don't think that there are any words that begin to describe 
just how beautiful she is in reality. I was hoping to have her framed by now but I still haven't 
found  just the right frame and mount as yet to show off my breathtaking artwork from Mitzi.

So without further ado here she is......

Isn't she just truly stunning.

Thank you so much for my beautiful surprise gift Mitzi, I will treasure her always,
as too I will our friendship 

Huge Hugz


Monday, 19 January 2015

Aurora Wings Challenge # 11

Pro/Anti Valentine

Hi everyone, It's time for our very first challenge of the year from 
 Aurora Wings Challenge where the theme this time is "Pro/Ante Valentine" 
I'm ever the romantic so for my Aurora Wings DT Card I opted for 
Pro Valenetine and here it is...

To make this card I've used the following
8 x 8 scalloped card, Pale Pink Bazzill card. Paper Blox Vintage Flora Design Paper, 
Pale Pink Organza Ribbon, Die Cut Corners, Ivory Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Heart Punch, 
Memory Box Heart Die, Silver Mirri, Distress Ink and a Pearl and Gemstone Heart Charm.

The beautiful Aurora Wings image is called "Orchids in the Rain
I coloured her using a selection of Pro/Flexmarkers and I then added some white 
Liquid Pearls

For more information on our new Aurora Wings Challenge, A list of 
all the fabulous prizes and to see what beautiful samples my DT Buddies have created, 
please pop over to the Challenge Page

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings 

Hi everyone, I'm sorry that I've not been around very much lately, I've not been 
very well, what I thought was just a chesty cough turned out to be fluid on the lung. 
I just hope that all the steroids and other meds I've been pumped full of start to 
work soon. I'm so far behind with sorting things and preparing for Christmas I don't 
think that I will ever be able to catch up, but at least I've managed to put up the 
Christmas decorations that I made several weeks ago and the tree is finally up now, 
better late than never lol. 
A couple of months ago I made some new tree decorations using Stampin-Up's 
Ornament Keepsakes stamps and die bundle, I also made some new devore bows 
& some Hessian Christmas Stockings and I had hoped to make some small 
hessian treat bags to hand on the tree but I never got around to making them.

So here they are....I hope you like them.

Tree Decoration made with Stampin-Up Ornament Keepsakes Stamp and 
die bundle

To make the decorations I've used ~ Stampin-Up's Ornament Keepsakes Stamps 
and Dies, Stampin-Up's Crumb Cake Ink Pad and Impress Jet Black Ink Pad, 
Large Bling Jewel, Ribbon and some Ivory Tulle.

To make the stockings I've used ~ Burlap,3.5" Wide Ivory Lace, White Berisfords 
Christmas Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon Hand-tied bow, Large Pearl & Swarovski 
Crystal Jewel, Strung Ivory Pearls, Silver bells Charms and Ivory Pearls.

Well I'm off to wrap up a few presents and before I go I would just like to 
wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

I would like to enter the decoration and stocking into the following Challenges

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

Hi everyone, it's time once again for a brand new challenge over at 
this is our 10th and final challenge of 2014 and the theme this time is

All That Glitters

For my DT sample for the challenge I have used the beautiful and very festive 

To make this card I have used the following
First Edition Design Papers, Green Bazzill Card, Gold Berisfords Ribbon, 
AB Gems, Glossy Accents and Hunkydory Angel Whispers Glitter.

To colour this gorgeous image I have used my Pro/Flexmarkers in the following colours 
Skin~ Coral, Dusky Pink, Blush & Almond
Hair~Satin, Tawny Owl & Shale
Mistletoe~Lime Twist, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Winter Spruce, Ivory & Vanilla
Feather Trim~ Cool Grey1, 2 & 3
I then added the Hunkydory Angel Whispers to the feather trim and hair ribbon and 
I also applied drops of Glossy Accents to try to create a spherical look the berries, 
unfortunately the camera isn't picking the effect up very well.

We'd love for you to join in with our new challenge and are looking 
forward to seeing all your fabulous (Glittery) creations, for more information 
and to see what fabulous prizes you could win, please pop over to our 

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

For Someone Special

For Someone Special 

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all having a fab week and are looking forward to the 
festivities. I'm still way behind with my Christmas shopping but have finished having 
a good clear out and most of the houseworks done, cards are done, home made stockings 
and decorations are there's just the tree to put up, a few gifts still to buy and 
wrap and the food shop still to do.
I managed to find a little quiet time to myself today and made a card using my newest 
digi stamp from Aurora Wings and this ones called Pearls and I just have to say Mitzi, 
she's absolutely breathtaking

8x8 Papermania Eau De Nil Design Papers, 8x8 white cards (made into a pocket card, Hunkydory 
Adorable Scorable in Aqua, Spellbinders Dies, Berisfords 25mm Aqua Satin Ribbon, Handtied 
Bow with Pearl and Diamante Gem, Pearls, Satin & Organza Ribbon, Stamps from my stash, Guipure Lace, Glossy Accents, Various Mulberry Blooms from WOC, Handmade Beaded Hatpin 
Smooch Moonlight Pearlised Accent Ink & Sakura Gellyroll Pen.

Large Sentiment Insert Tag

Stamped Gift Tag 

I coloured this beautiful image using a selection of Pro/Flexmarkers, 
I then added Glossy Accents to her eyes & lips, I added Smooch 
Moonlight Pearlised Accent Ink for the pearls and I also used some 
Sakura Gellyroll to highlight her hair.

I had so much fun making this card and I hope that you like her.
I'm off now to catch up on some Christmas shopping now, hopefully 
the shops won't be too busy....wish me luck lol!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #32

Scribble and Scrap Challenge #32

Hi everyone, It's time once again for another new challenge to start over at 

where the theme as always is Anything Goes

As lots of you will have already guessed by now that I love the "Monochromatic" look 
and so for my Scribble and Scrap DT make for the challenge I thought that I would 
have a go at trying "Vintage with a Modern Twist" and thought that I might tie it in 
with a "Monochromatic" look by using a vintage style topper and paper blooms along 
with modern Design Papers.

To make this card I have used the following
The Hobby House Snow White Pearls and I've also used a Papermania DP, Silver Mirri, 
Black Card, Grey Satin Ribbon and Mulberry Blooms from my craft stash.

I just love these Vintage Digi Toppers, they're so beautiful and make fabulous cards for almost 
any occasion and any age.

There's also another great 7 day deal starting today at Scribble and Scrap Craft Shop 
on the Santoro Range, for more details on the is and the Challenge please pop over 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Monday, 17 November 2014

Aurora Wings Challenge #9

Aurora Wings Challenge #9

Hi everyone, I hope that you've all had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine doing some Christmas shopping and trying to catch up on making my Christmas cards. Is it just me or do you think that this last year has just flown by, sort of like blink and you've missed it lol. Anyway today I would like to share with you my Aurora Wings DT card 
that I made for our new challenge and the theme this time is 

Anything Goes

To make this card I have used the following
Stepper card made using a fabulous die from Ruby Red Crafts, Papermania Capsule 
Collection Design Paper, Purple Card, Silver Mirri, White Satin Ribbon and Hand-tied 
bow which I colourised with my Promarkers, Sakura Gellyroll Pen, Glossy Accents and 
a pearl & diamante charm.

The beautiful image is Camellia Sprite from Aurora Wings 
and I've coloured her using my Pro/Flexmarkers, adding a touch 
of Sakura Stardust and Glossy Accents as highlights.

For more information on our new challenge and to see what fantastic 
prizes you could win please follow this link to the Aurora Wings Challenge 
Blog which you can find 

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Home Comforts

Home Comforts

Hi everyone, have you all had a lovely weekend? I've spent mine finishing off 
the cushions and blanket/throw that I knit and crocheted. It's been such a long time 
since I knit or crocheted anything so I thought that I'd better ease my way into it 
by making something really easy like a throw, then I decided to make matching 
cushions, but rather than leave them plain I added some crocheted flowers with 
wooden button centres in matching yarn. 

I made the blanket/throw using 500g Ivory DK, 500g Mink DK & 500g Chocolate DK 
I crocheted all 3 yarns together. Using 10mm crochet hook, I crocheted 70 
chain stitches, then single stitched each row adding an extra chain stitch at each end 
of row.

Here are the crocheted flowers that I made in each of the colour yarns with wooden 
button centre.

The next cushion I made I decided to use some really chunky wool that I had left over and just 
knit it up and added some wooden buttons that my clever hubby turned for me on his wood 
turning lathe.

Here are the buttons my hubby made for me :) of course they did need sanding off and 
waxing before I could use them but I just couldn't wait to take a piccy of them, which 
is just so like me, I can't wait for anything lol hehehe.
 My hubby's now in the process of 
creating a wooden shell for my newly decorated bathroom, I've been trying to get towels, 
and shower curtain and other bits and pieces to tie in with the pictures that I made a couple 
of months ago now which were a DT make for Aurora Wings, but It's been so difficult 
to find just what I'm looking for. When it's all done I will pop some pictures on here I 

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter these into the following challenges.