Monday 28 May 2012

Wild Rose Studio DT card

Hiya everyone,

I have another Wild Rose Studio DT card to share with you today, this time using one of the "Bella".  I have coloured the image in with my promarkers and the papers are from the "Bella" paperstack.

It is quite a simple card but I am still trying to get into the swing of colouring images and making cards as this is only my 3rd coloured image in almost 3 months so I feel more than a little rusty!  The sentiment is also from Wild Rose Studio's circle sentiments range.

I also wanted to share with you some of the Brand New stamps that have been released by Wild Rose Studio - a gorgeous little dog called Tilly - isn't she cute?!?

There are also some fab new mens themed stamps as well as 2 new paperstacks which have also just been released.  To see the full range you can have a looky here.

My lush new package of DT goodies has been held hostage at the post office and I'm not going to be able to collect it till wednesday :(   Ah well, I suppose it gives me something to look forward to!

 Thanks for looking!

Paula. x

Sunday 27 May 2012

Remember when.............?

Hiya everyone,

It all change at the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog for a brand new challenge.  The theme this time is

Remember when......?

I used the Joanna Sheen Jane Shasky CD rom which is full of lovely floral and herb type images.  I copied an image and papers and printed them out in a sepia colour so that I could create a vintage feel.  I distressed and inked he edges with my old paper distress ink add added a few details from various tea stamps that I had in my stash.  I decoupaged my image which was very fiddly but worked really well.  The image is quite large so I made an 8x8 card as it filled up almost a whole 6x6 card which looked a bit silly. 

Please check out the other DT inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for looking!

Paula. x

Monday 21 May 2012

1st Wild Rose Studio DT card

Hiya everyone,

Don't die of shock but I've finally made my first Wild Rose Studio DT card.  I  joined the DT back in March when I found out I was pregnant and then didn't feel up for making anything and kinda didn't for about 2-3 months.  I felt so bad but they were so lovely about it.  I think I may have a play with Bella the cute little elephant tomorrow! 

The papers are from the vintage rose paper stack which is so lush - lots of vintage rose, mint and browns.  I have coloured the image with my promarkers (which I feel very rusty from - this is only my 2nd coloured image in 3 months)  I also coloured the doily in with my satin promarker as it was too white before and looked a little odd.  The wooden ladybirds added a cute touch as there are a couple of ladybirds on the stamped image.

The sentiment is a car boot buy from ages ago.  Apologies for the average piccie - I finally bought a new camera and I haven't got a clue how to use it properly.  anything more than point and click is a little beyond me! Lol

I am hoping that I have turned a corner - 2 cards in 2 days!  My energy levels have returned and I feel a lot more like my normal self!

I look forward to sharing my other Wild Rose Studio samples with you soon!

Thanks for looking!

Paula. x

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge


It's that time again for a brand new challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  This challenge is being hosted by DT member Sue Drees with a theme of

Circles and polka dot - all "round" fun!

We have some great sponsors this time which are as follows:-

 $25 gift voucher

$10 embellishment package

My card has been made with this cute stamp from the Joanna Sheen "cosy toes" set which you can buy here.    I have coloured the image with my promarkers - this is the first image I have coloured in for a least 2 months!   I have used a few funky fairy printable papers in a baby pink colour which you sadly can no longer buy.  The sentiment ticket is from a fab range over at the Crafty Pad stamp designs which you can get here and I have used half a doily.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  

I have made this for my crafty friend Sarah who is due to give birth to a little girl in about 2 weeks time.  She really has had enough now bless her!  I have all the back pain and uncomfortable, sleepless nights to come - the joys of pregnancy!  I am feeling well though and I can feel that I am slowly but surely regaining my interest in doing stuff - crafty and non-crafty.  It's a horrible feeling not being interested in things you normally enjoy.  I have been enjoying spending time with Tayla and generally taking it easy when I've not been at work.  I am running the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog which I do in my spare time which means I am still involved in all things crafty even if I've not been making stuff myself.  

I hope you're all well and I'm sorry that I don't get to look over all your blogs like I used to - there just aren't enough hours in a day!

Thanks for looking!