Thursday 31 July 2014

Dr Digi day!

Hi everyone, 

Or should that be Dr Digi EVENING! WOW I am so late today with this post today. To coin a phrase my mum uses a lot I dont know my **** from my elbow this week! Things are pretty hectic around here but who needs a quiet life anyway! 

Anyway onto the card:

Oval & Lamps cut from silver mirror card on the Silhouette Cameo

The image is coloured with Copics. 
I used the same papers to create a matching insert. 

Pop over to the Dr Digi store now to check our this and all the other fab digis available 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Sunday 27 July 2014

613 Avenue Create - Guest DT

Hi everyone, 

Scrapper's Delights are sponsoring the latest challenge over at 613 Avenue Create. As a member of Scrapper's Delights DT I was given the oppotunity to guest DT for the Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes and here is the card I created:

Sentiment Tags - Lily of the Valley 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts 
Feather, Gems and Zipper - That Craft Place 
All shapes cut on the Silhouette Cameo

Hope on over to 613 Avenue Create to check our the fabulous cards from the DT. 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Saturday 26 July 2014

Gorgeous PPinkdolls Digis

Hi everyone, 

Last night one of my DT friends shared a group and added me to it for ppinkdolls digital stamps. I had never heard of them and popped over for a look. WOW they are so cute! I just had to add a couple to my digi library so I purchased these two little beauties and just had to colour them up right away:

I decided to work with the monochrome one first as it has been a while since I did a monochrome card. 

The image can be found in the ppinkdolls store HERE
I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the card base, the oval and the fancy oval. 
The flowers are from Sweet Lilac
The metal corner, pearl swirls, charm, ribbon and bling come from That Craft Place
Sentiment tags are from Lili of the Valley

I have used a combination of the W, N and C copic greys to colour the image. 

I have left the inside of the card blank as I think this could be used for a variety of occasions. 

I can't wait to build up my collection of ppinkdoll digis! 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxxx

Friday 25 July 2014


Hi Everyone, 

I'm sure by now most of you have heard of Kit & Clowder. Well, I was over the moon to find out that Alyce and All Dressed Up were joining forces to offer a free All Dressed Up image to all  Kit & Clowder fans to take part in a competition over on Facebook. Here are the competition details 

FREEBIE GIVEAWAY AND COLOURING COMPETITION - *please read whole post on how to claim* So you know how much we love to do fun things for you all to practice your colouring and to introduce you to all different stamp brands... well this week we have an AWESOME competition with the amazing All Dressed Up Stamps! The wonderful Wendy has drawn up an exclusive stamp JUST FOR US here at Kit and Clowder - wow! And we are giving it away to you all FOR FREE! And then with your freebie I would love to see you colour her up in your favourite colour combo to enter into this week's colouring contest - no excuses not to play this week
To enter please make sure you do the following (we have changed how freebies are given out so please make sure to follow the instructions otherwise your digi stamp will not be sent)
1) Make sure you are a member of Kit and Clowder and All Dressed up Digital Stamps
2) SHARE and comment on this post - your share needs to be set to public. I can't see it if it is set to Private or Friends I know this is frustrating but it is important for our giveaways to show everyone the wonderful sponsors that bring you these freebies!
3) Visit the Kit and Clowder class website via the link below (you will need to sign up however it is free - there's lots of fun stuff over here Visit the link to enter your email address. The email address you enter will be used to send out your digi stamp in 24 hours (this will save us from emailing each of you back - your email will only be used for this giveaway)
The emails will be sent out in rounds every 12-24 hours. If you sign up after a round has been sent (there will be a comment on this post), you will then need to wait until the next round.
Can't wait to see all of your creations this week!
*the email you are sent after adding your email address to the list is a confirmation email only. as stated on the page your digi will be sent within 24 hours.
(above taken from the Kit & Clowder Facebook page) 

So as a member of the All Dressed Up DT I just had to get my mits on this little beauty and colour her up. Of course, I won't be entering her into the competition as I am on the DT for All Dressed Up but I thought a bit of inspiration for you all wouldn't go amiss. 

So here is what I did with her:

The image is of course, Festival Lily (see above for how to get her) 
The papers are from All Dressed Up Pinks papers
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment tags from Lili Of The Valley
Pearls and gems from That Craft Place
Card base and butterfly cut on the Silhouette Cameo 
Hearts Banner from La-La Land Crafts. 

The image is coloured with Copics and I have added Sukura White Gel pen to her braids

I can't wait to see what you all do with our latest freebie. 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxxx

Thursday 24 July 2014

Complete Cardmaking & All Dressed Up

Hi everyone, 
We have some very exciting news to share with you at All Dressed Up
We are very lucky to have been featured in issue 51 of Complete Cardmaking Magazine, for those who have not heard of Complete Cardmaking Magazine it is the UK's first magazine dedicated to digital crafting, each issue comes with a jam packed CD ROM which features lots of digital elements including Digital Stamps & Papers. 
With this issue there is 9 digital stamps from All Dressed Up, 2 of which are totally exclusive to Complete Cardmaking, there is also 5 digital papers. 
I am one of the dressy girls who was asked to make a card for the magazine using one of the digital stamps. 
Here is the card that I have had published in the magazine this month:

All Shapes & Sentiments: Cut on the Silhouette Cameo 

Image is coloured with Copics 
 I used the same papers on the inside and added a few more shapes to match the front.

Over on the All Dressed Up Blog we will be show casing the rest of the cards that are in the magazine so don't forget to check them out. 
Complete cardmaking can be purchased from 24th July from the following retailers- 
Moremags, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury & Hobbycraft
The magazine features lots of inspiration, competitions and all the latest digital crafting news, plus it will be the only way of getting hold of the 2 exclusive digital stamps. 
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx 

In The Pink - Animal Antics

Hi everyone, 

it's challenge time again over at In The Pink. If you love all things pink you really should check out this challenge blog. 

This fortnight our theme is Animal Antics. We want to see an animal somewhere on your project...oh an LOTS of pink! 

Here is a card I made for my niece's birthday which is next week so hopefully she won't see this post till then (she is in Canada working at an activity summer camp for 6 weeks so I don't think she will be checking out blogs!) 

Pearls & Pearl Trim - That Craft Place
Flowers - Sweel Lilac
All shapes cut on the Silhouette Cameo

The image is coloured with Copics 


Pop over to In The Pink challenge blog and check out the other fab creations from the DT and enter your own card into our Animal Antics challenge.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Scrapper's Delights New Release

Hi everyone 

It's time for another new release over at Scrapper's Delights

This release is three gorgeous digis featuring some more very cute genies. 

Aren't they cute! Pop over to the store now to get your hands on them. 
Here is my DT card for this release

Image is Genie 6 from Scrapper's Delights
Papers are Pretty In Pink also from Scrapper's Delights
Card base and all shapes are cut on the Silhouette Cameo
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Sweet Lilac and That Craft Place 

The image is coloured with Copics. I coloured this whilst visiting my sister and forgot my copic colour chard so had to guess at combos. I am thrilled with my 'guess' at her hair combo.

Pop over to the Scrapper's Delights Blog now to check out the other new releases and of course visit the store to find these plus all the other great images from Scrapper's Delights. Theres also a fabulous Facebook group where we hope you will pop along and show us what you create with our new releases.  

Links you will find useful:

Keep Smilin'

Saturday 19 July 2014

All Dressed Up For Christmas

Hi everyone, 

How are you all surviving this heat? Me - I hate it! I much prefer winter to summer.  Winter definately hit my craft table today with not one but two Christmas cards being made. Here is one, the other is for a future DT so you will just have to wait a little longer to see that one. 

I simply can't wait to see this years Christmas Digis from All Dressed Up. I have every confidence that Wendy will knock up some little pearlers for us all. Saying that I don't know how she will beat last years as they were just gorgeous!  

Pearls, Lace & Ribbon - That Craft Place
Card blank and all shapes: Silhouette Cameo

 Image is coloured with Copics
SKIN: E11, E21, E00
HAIR: E57, E55, E53, E51
R89, R85, R83
R85, R83, R81
RV10, RV000, RV0000

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxxx

Thursday 17 July 2014

Thank You Birkwood Primary School

Hi Everyone, 

Well, today has been very emotional, my sons leaving assembly at primary school. Tomorrow my little man is leaving primary school ready for starting high school in September. 

The staff at Birkwood Primary school are absolutely fantastic. I cannot thank them enough for the start they have given my children and after being involved with this school for the last 10 years I can truly say I am honestly going to miss it. 

I had several ideas on what I could craft for the teachers gifts. With it being Liams last year I would have like to have made something for most if not all the teachers but time was against me and I just didn't have time. Here are the presents and cards made for Mr Wood (Liams class teacher) and Mrs Allen (headteacher) 

Mrs Allen's Card 

Pearls are from That Craft Place 
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Doily cut on Silhouette Cameo

The image is coloured with Copics 
Teddy - E57, E55, E53, R20
Pinks - R85, R83, R81
Lilacs - V25, V22, V20

I used the text function on the cameo and the fill function for the writing and then the offset function to cut out the writing

Again I used the text function and filled in black then print and cut for the bubble. 
(and yes I needed lots of tissues at this point) 

Mrs Allens gift:

The quote is from the Silhouette store and filled with a spotty paper pattern. The frame was just a little wider then A4 so I used Beresfords double sided silk ribbon down the edges in red to match the text colour (red is also the schools uniform colour) 

Mr Wood's Card 

Paper is a Silhouette chalkboard pattern that I have written over in white using the Silhouettes text tool 
The scraps of paper and circle are all cut on the Cameo. 
I used another Silhouette pattern to paper peice the desk 

How hard is it to find a digi suitable for a male teacher! Very hard until the lovely Wendy from All Dressed UP designed this cool dude
Image is coloured with copics and glossy accents added to the gasses to give the shine. 

Mr Woods gift 

I used one of the many websites out there to create a word cloud using the names of all the children in Liam's class and also Mr Wood - 2014 - Class 6 and Birkwood.  Uncle Liam is Mr Woods nicname for Liam and has been all way through Liam being at Birkwood - he even had Uncle Liam put on the front of his leavers hoody! 

Phew that was a long post from me today! 

We have another celebration assembly at the morning to attend and then thats it. After 10 years we have finished at Birkwood Primary School. Now.....where did I put those tissues 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx