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Friday, 14 December 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy

Good morning everyone,

Gosh it's a chilly start to the day here in the south of England.I hope you have all had a good week, its been pretty busy for me. School is very busy with the lead up to the Christmas holidays and I am still making Christmas cards for the family. Once I have finished I will be taking a little break from crafting over the Christmas period to re-charge my batteries.

Sadly this is our very last challenge for Fussy and Fancy as the blog is closing. I have so enjoyed my time on this DT over the past few years. Anyway on with today's challenge for Fussy and Fancy. The theme is.....

Christmas/New Year

This will be the last challenge for Fussy and Fancy as sadly it is closing down.

I have coloured up Winter Tilda. Sorry, I can't for the life of me remember the name of the window stamp. I have coloured the scene with DI reinkers.

The snowflake border is a Sixxiz die which I have sprinkled with Twinklets to give a lovely frosty look. the icicle is a Marianne die an again I have sprinkled it with twinklets.

The pearl trim, lace and jingle bells are from the Ribbon Girl, just in case you aren't' aware sadly the RG shop is closing down and they currently have 50% off everything in the shop.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Coat and Hat: Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Boots: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

New Challenge at Ally's Angels

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. The Christmas tree is up, most of the shopping is done, I've just got a couple of bits left to buy when I go into town on Thursday and then I'm done. Then its the wrapping to do and family cards to make.

Today we begin a  new challenge at Ally's Angels and the theme is......

Christmas

I've coloured up Lace hood Tilda and coloured her with DI reinkers.

The shaker element is made up of tiny polystyrene balls.

The die cut peeping out of the right hand side, the icicles, star and the sledge are Joy Craft dies.

The leaves, berries, blossom flower, lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl. Have you see the RG is closing down and have a sale with 50% off everything?

DI list:
Skin; Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique linen
Hat and Top: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Trousers and Gift: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Black Soot

This is the prize that Ally is very kindly giving away.....


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments, I truly appreciate them.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 7 December 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday, I hope you have had a good week.

This morning we begin a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting as always it is 'Anything Goes' for all you lovely crafters, but the DT were tasked with making something with a theme of 'It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas', I can't get that song out of my head now lol.

I have coloured up 'Buying the Tree' from the Winnie White Christmas collection and coloured the scene with DI reinkers. 

The leaves, lace, most of the flowers, pine cones, ribbon and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl. Sadly the Ribbon Girl are closing down so there is currently 50% off everything. Go fill your boots.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain,
Dress, Scarf and Hat: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke
Tree: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Polar Bear: Hickory Smoke
Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Aged Mahogany
Dog and Cat: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

The lucky winner of this challenge will win....

a $10 gift voucher to the download store and each of the top 3 selected by the DT will win a free digi stamp voucher to the store.

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Scrapping for Fun Challenges - Christmas

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Good morning,

My trip to London was so lovely. It was busy, but when is London not busy, but to be honest that added to the atmosphere. The Salvation Army were playing Christmas carols and there was such a lovely christmassy vibe.

Anyway on with today's post as we have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and the theme is ....

Feeling Festive

Our wonderful sponsor gave us an image to play with for this challenge. She is called 'Girls Christmas Stocking' which I have coloured with DI reinkers.

I have sprinkled some shabby white frantage  around the outside of the image and finished it off with some white pearl string.

The pom pom trim, organza ribbon, shabby white ruffled trim, and beaded stamens are from the Ribbon Girl


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Skirt and Bow: Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Top: Hickory Smoke
Stocking: Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot

Our fabulous sponsor this month is All Dressed Up


The winner will win TWO images of their choice.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 1 December 2018

New Challenge at the Ribbon Girl

Good morning everyone,

As this post goes out, I will be on my way to London to have a girly day out Christmas shopping yay.

Today we have a new challenge at the Ribbon Girl.

As always its an 'Anything Goes' theme.

I have coloured up a Polkadoodles image called Tweet Sound, isn't she gorgeous? I have used DI reinkers to colour her. I have sprinkled some shabby white frantage as the falling snow and some glamour dust to the wings and for the lying snow.

Along the left hand side is an ice crystals border cut from a Joy Crafts die. I have sprinkled on some twinklets to give them a lovely, sparkly look and added a few pearls.

 The beautiful silky white tassel can be trimmed to whatever length you like. The flowers, jingle bells, lace, ribbon, pearl trim, pearl gems, white holly leaves and diamante embellishment can all be found in the shop.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain,
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Halo and Trumpet: Wild Honey
Holly: Bundled Sage, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

There are TWO fabulous prizes up for grabs:

First prize: 

£10 voucher from Polkadoodles

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Second prize:

A selection of pink/lilac flowers, ribbons and lace from the Ribbon Girl

https://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/index.php

That's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 30 November 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are well and have had a good week. I am off to London tomorrow for a girly shopping day out with some of my colleagues from school, I am so looking forward to it.

So today we begin a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. It's my turn to host  and I have chosen the theme ........

Winter/Christmas

I have coloured up Tilda with Little Rudolph with DI reinkers.

For the fur on her hat and the lying snow I have sprinkled on glamour dust and for the falling snow I have sprinkled on some shabby white frantage.

Peeping out the top of the card is a Joy Crafts die. The snowflake banner on the right hand side is a Lala Lands die.

The pom pom trim, ribbon and frosted berries are from the Ribbon Girl and although the pine cone is from my own stash,  you can buy similar at the Ribbon Girl. 

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Black Soot.
Cape and Hat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Snowman: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 23 November 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting

Hi everyone,

Yay it's Friday. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I am pretty organised this year and mine is well under way.

Today we begin a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting. As always it is 'Anything Goes' for you lovely crafters, but the team were tasked with a theme of 'Gifts'. Don't forget you don't have to post a card/creation using a Polkadoodles image.

I went out of comfort zone again, blimey I've been doing this a bit recently and made a hamper box.

I have coloured up Winnie Wings and coloured her distress reinkers. The papers are from Winnie White Christmas Papers 1 and 2 and the sentiment is from the Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna.

This is the front view

Below is the side view. I have added a tag to the side using Winnie Wings.

The lace and ric rac ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Scarf: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Skirt: Hat and Boots: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Wings: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot

The winner of this challenge will win a $10 gift voucher to spend in the online download store and each of the top 3 chosen by the DT will win a free digi stamp voucher to spend in the store.

That's all from me today, thank you for popping in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx
I would like to enter the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New Challenge at Ally's Angels - Winter

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well.

This evening we begin a new challenge at Ally's Angels and the theme is ........

Winter

I have coloured up an older Maggie called  'In the Snow Ski Tilda' and coloured her with distress ink reinkers.

I've also added some white frantage and glamour dust to her hat and for the lying snow.

The papers are from a Hunkdory collection.

All the dies were cut in ivory card. I sprinkled some white frantage over the top and heat set it. 

The pine cones, carnation,  frosted berries, pink rose, lace, pearl trim, pearl gems and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Top and Hat: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke
Trouser and Gloves: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Skis: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Our wonderful sponsor for  this challenge is:

Creashop Duymelot - 10 pound euro voucher to spend in the shop


That's all from me today,

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Tilda with Holiday Sweater

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a good week.

I'm just popping in to share a Christmas card I made recently.

I have coloured up Tilda with Holiday Sweater and masked her with Old Swedish Church. I have used DI reinkers to colour the scene.

For the falling snow I have sprinkled on some white frantage and for the lying snow I have used glamour dust.

The die peeping out on the right hand side is a fantasy die.

The papers are by Hunkdory which I have edged with white gesso.

The flowers are from my stash. To create the sparkly effect on the roses, I have sprinkled on some twinklets.

The lace is from the Ribbon Girl and although  the ribbon is my own, you can buy similar in the RG store and the same for the pine cones.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Jumper: Weathered Wood, Gathered Twigs, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Trousers and Socks: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Church: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Tree: Hickory Smoke

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 9 November 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting

Good morning,

Happy Friday everyone.

Today we begin a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting. As always it's an 'Anything Goes' theme for all you lovely crafters, but the DT were tasked with making a creation with the theme 'Create a Scene'.

I have coloured up Winnie Christmas Shopping and coloured her with distress reinkers. you can buy Winnie as a black and white image, pre-coloured or as part of the Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna set, which is packed with lots of gorgeous images (black and white and pre-coloured), paper, sentiments, wordart, embellishments and loads more.

The moon I made myself by drawing around a reinker bottle and masking it out. 

The papers are from the Winnie White Christmas sets 1 and 2. 

The die cut ice crystal border has been cut from a Joy Crafts die and the star from an Yvonne Creations set of dies.

The daisy, rose, pine cone and pom pom trim  are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Coat, Hat and Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Presents: Iced Spruce, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Bag and Bear: Gathered Twigs, Iced Spruce, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose

The winner of the challenge will win a $10 voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles Store and each of the top 3 favourites  chosen by the DT will win a free digi stamp for the store.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. My trip to the NEC was quite a disappointment., there didn't seem to be that many craft stalls, certainly compared to what it was like a few years ago. 

Anyway today we begin a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and the theme is......

November Chill
This month we want to see creations with a chilly theme. Whether it is creating creations with a wintry theme, snow sports, hats and scarves or a cool colour theme, the choice is yours.

I have coloured up one of the new Christmas stamps from Dreamerland Crafts called 'When I have You Around Me' and used one of their new sentiments stamps along the top and bottom of the image. I have used DI reinkers to colour the scene. I think they both look cosy in red and green.

The papers are from The Hobby House.

The lace, ribbon, pearl string, diamante embellishment, fir cones, and most of the flowers and leaves are from the Ribbon Girl.

The snowflake is a Marianne die. I covered the snowflake in glue and sprinkled on some Twinklets which gives a lovely icy effect.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Red: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Green: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Boots: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Bench: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

We have TWO prizes up for grabs:

First prize:

Is from Petal Lu and the prize is a 30% discount from the store.



Second prize:

Is from Crafty Ribbons and the prize is a selection of these ribbons:





That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 2 November 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - 'Giving Thanks'

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday, I hope you have all had a good week. I have a day off work today as I am off to the Craft Show at the NEC today, I am so excited:)

We have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today. Our lovely Darlene is hosting this challenge and she has chosen the theme .....

Giving Thanks

I have coloured up a Stempelglede stamp which is part of a set called 'Vintage Garden' with distress reinkers. I just love the colours of this bird, they are totally made up, but wouldn't it be wonderful to see a bird with these colours. 

The butterflies and flower edge die have been cut with Joy Crafts dies.

The cheesecloth and lace are from the Ribbon Girl.


I am so sorry but I totally forgot to make a note of the colours I used.

The winner of the challenge will win a GDT spot for an upcoming challenge.

That's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 1 November 2018

New Challenge at the Ribbon Girl

Morning everyone,

As it is the first of the month a new 'Anything Goes' challenge begins at the Ribbon Girl today. 

For this challenge I have coloured up a Polkadoodles image from the Winnie White Christmas collection called 'Winnie and Penguin'. I have coloured her with distress reinkers. To create the white dots on her skirt, I dotted on some pebeo drawing gum and left it to dry before beginning to colour, once I have finished colouring the gum just rubs off.

The papers are are also from the Winnie White Christmas collection and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2.

Tucked underneath the paper is some corrugated card which I have sprinkled with frantage.

The snowflake and star have also been sprinkled with frantage.

The poinsettia, jingle bells, pearl gems, lace, pearl string, hessian and chevron ribbon, tassel, pearl trim and diamante snowflake are all from the Ribbon Girl. Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on  a picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin; Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Dress and Hat: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Scarf: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Gathered Twigs

We have TWO fabulous prizes up for grabs:

First Prize:

£10 voucher from Polkadoodles Craft

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Second prize:

A selection of beautiful products from the Ribbon Girl




That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Some Exciting News

Hi  everyone,

I hope your week is off to a good start.

I am thrilled to say that I am now a DT member of Ally's Angels - thank you Ally for inviting me to join this amazing and talented team.

The theme for the next 4 weeks is.....
Use a Tag
It doesn't have to be a tag on it's own, it can be part of a card or any other creation.

I made a fairly simple tag.  The cute image is by Polkadoodles. This little cutie is called 'Wrapped Up Warm' from the Winnie White Christmas collection. I have coloured her with DI reinkers. The papers are also from the Winnie White Christmas collection from the Papers 4 collection. 

I used some modelling paste with a snowflake stencil to create the snowflakes in the background, added a die cut wreath and popped Winnie onto some foam pads before placing her onto the tag and added some pom pom trim,  flowers and pearl trim just for fun.


I also made a card to go with the tag, again using elements from the Winnie White Christmas collection.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Coat, Dress: Weathered Wood,
Scarf and Boots: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood
Tights: Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood

The pom pom trim, pine cones, jingle bells, pearl trim, lace and silver flake web ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

Ally is offering a fabulous stamp set  from  Sizzix to the lucky winner.


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 26 October 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting - All About the Papers

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a good week. I have had a lovely week off. Phil has been home too and as well as getting some chores done, we'eve been away and spent some time with our youngest son.

Today begins a brand new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting. The challenge is 'Anything Goes' for all you lovely crafters, but the team were tasked with a theme of  'Focus on Papers'. I scratched my head with this one and decided to make an album. So apologies in advance, but this post is quite picture heavy.

Everything I have used to make the album is from the Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna kit, however, you can buy the image on the front cover either pre-coloured or as a black and white image if you didn't want to buy the whole collection.

For the front cover I printed papers from the papers 3 and 4 collections. The image is called 'Delivering Gifts by Sledge' which I have coloured with DI reinkers. I've added some lace and pearl trim from the Ribbon Girl. The word 'festive' has been printed from the 'wordart' section.


Page 2: Consists of a mini card, and I've printed out a sentiment from the sentiments section and added some pearl string and lace.

Page 3: For this page, I've printed off papers from papers 2 and 3. Made a pocket and placed a coupe of tags in it.  


Page 4: Consists of papers from papers 1 and 3. Winnie is a pre-coloured image from the pre-coloured images section.

Page 5: Again they are papers from collection 1 and 2. The cute little penguin has been printed from the pre-coloued images. I've also added a bow and a couple of frosted berries,


Page 6: the papers are from the papers 3 and 4 collection. I've made a couple of pockets and added some plain tags and I've made a couple of the Christmas toppers into tags. I've added some lace and another adorable penguin from the pre-coloured images.


Page 7:  I've printed off another pre-coloured image and used papers from collection 2 and 4. The snowflake has printed from Christmas Embellishments set. Although the silver twine is from my own stash, Mary has some gorgeous stock in the Ribbon Girl shop.

For my final page I've printed off papers from set 1 and 2. the candy canes are from the Christmas Embellishments set.


Phew, well that was a long post.

Thank you for popping in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge 409 - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Berry

Hi everyone,

I'm just popping in to share another of my Christmas makes. I have coloured up a whimsy stamp called 'Berry' and coloured her with distress reinkers.

The shape of the card has been cut with a hexagon die.

The large snowflake is a Marianne die which I've cut in brown card, inked it with a Stazon clear ink pad and sprinkled some shabby white frantage over the top which I heat set.

The holly leaves are a Joy Crafts die and snowflake banner has been cut from a Lala Lands die which I covered with glue and sprinkled some twinklets over the top.

All the embellishments are from my own stash. 


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Coat and Berries: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Scarf and Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx