Wednesday 29 July 2015

Lemon Shortbread - Lemon Star Girl

Hi everyone, 

Can you hear that? No? Brill isn't it! Peace and quiet! Hubby is out watching a cycle race, the kids are out playing and I have had the evening to myself. There was only one way to spend it - crafting! 

I saw this new image from Lemon Shortbread a couple of days ago and just knew that I had to have her. I couldn't wait to colour her hair! 

Here's my card:

Image - Lemon Star Girl - Lemon Shortbread 
Papers - Stamped Pink Papers - Royal Digital Store (ETSY)
Organza ribbon, Lace & Pearls - Brenda's Lace & Ribbon Specials (FB) 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts 

Copics used:
SKIN - E33 E11 E21 E00 
HAIR - RV99 R89 R86 
PINK - R85 R83 R81 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx 

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Challenge Time - Through The Craft Room Door

Hi Everyone

It's time for another challenge over at Through The Craft Room Door! 

Have you seen the latest issue of the Through The Craft Room Door magazine yet? You will find loads of inspiration - tutorials - tips and step by steps here it is well worth grabbing a cuppa and sitting down to read through. Check out the preview on my sideblog or go to the blog for subscription details HERE

So on with this weeks challenge. The theme is as always Anything Goes and we are sponsored this week by Morgan's Art World

I chose to work with Fae9 and wow this took some colouring let me tell you! Such amazing detail in this image it was a challenge but a pleasure to work with.

You can find all the materials I used in the next issue of Through The Craft Room Door magazine. 

Pop on over now to the challenge blog and have a look at the other amazing DT projects and add your entry. Can't wait to stop by and leave you some love. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Sunday 26 July 2015

613 Avenue Create - Challenge Time

Hi everyone 

It is challenge time over at the coolest neighbourhood on the web - 613 Avenue Create! 

our theme this week is Anything Goes with a twist - Shabby Chic. 

I am a huge fan of shabby chic cards but its definately not one of my strong points so this was a challenge for me too. We have some amazing sponsors this week and I was assigned to Crafty Secrets and choose the Greetings From Wonderland set to work with. 

Lace, ribbon, netting, rose organza, pearls - Brenda's Lace & Ribbons Specials  
Vial & Charm from my stash

Please head on over to the 613 Avenue Create challenge blog now and check out the other fab creations by the DT.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx 

Friday 24 July 2015

Wish Upon A Star - Sugar Nellie

Hi everyone,  

I have a very busy weekend coming up so I don't think I am going to get much crafting done but I just wanted to share tonights card before the mahem starts. 

I have used a gorgeously sweet Sugar Nellie stamp which unfortunately is now retired as a digi but is still available in rubber and the selection of other digis is amazing. So cute! 

Image - Wish Upon A Star - Sugar Nellie 
Papers - Blue & Pink Christmas - KLouise Digi Art - Etsy 
Cheesecloth - The Ribbon Girl
All other shapes cut on the Silhouette Cameo 

Copics Used
SKIN E33 E11 E21 E00 
HAIR E57 E55 E34 E31

Keep Smilin:
Stacey xxx

Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes

Hi everyone 

It is challenge time again over at Creative Fingers and we have another great Anything Goes challenge. 

We are sponsored this week by Sweet Pea Stamps 
I picked this gorgeous image to work with:

Lace, Ribbon, Pears, Buckle - Brendas Lace & Ribbons 

Head back over to Creative Fingers challenge blog to check out the other DT projects and to add your own entry. I look forward to popping along to leave you some love. 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx 

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Happy Humpday!

Hi everyone 

after a busy few days at work I decided to finish on time today and finish off a card that I started last night. A while ago I bought a rubber stamp from 'Crafty Sellers' group on Facebook. I don't know the name of the stamp but understand it to be one of Sylvia Zet's beutiful girls. I don't know if its a Wee stamp or one that Sylvia did for SCACD.  Anyway after doing lots and lots of Googling and trawling through Pinterest and facebook I think I found the name of the stamp is 'Hope' but I cannot find this online anywhere so I am assuming it is retired. If anyone knows differently please get in touch as I always like to link up to give the artist credit. 

Ok so onto the card...

Image - Unknown rubber stamp - Sylvia Zet 
Rose/Pearl Organza, Pink & Lilac Organza   - Brenda's Lace & Ribbon Specials 
Dies used - Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish & Joanna Sheen Signature Dies Banner. 

Copics Used
HAIR E59 E27 E23 E21
SKIN E33 E11 E21 E00 
LILAC BV01 BV00 BV000 
PINK RV00 RV000 RV0000 
CHEST E35 E34 E31 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Keep Smilin' 
Stacey xxx

Monday 20 July 2015

Sugar Nellie - Hazel & Nutty! (pic heavy)

Hi everyone

today I want to show you a card that I have made using a gorgeous image from Sugar Nellie. I am going to tease you a little though as it looks like this image is no longer available in the Sugar Nellie store so if you like it - sorry it's no longer there ( I have asked on the Sugar Nellie FB page to confirm if its been discontinued so I will update this post if I find anything out.

Anyway before I show you the card I want to say a huge thank you to Julie Price. Julie is an amazing crafter right round the other side of the world from me in Australia ( I just love how through crafting I have met lots of lovely people from all over the world). Anyway, I saw one of Julie's cards on Pinterest and I loved it and knew I wanted to use the layout to create my own card like it. I always like to contact the original crafter if a card I am going to make is 'copying' their idea of layout and Julie very kindly agreed that I could use her card for this inspiration. You can see Julie's original card HERE along with checking out her pretty amazing blog - I could spend hours on there looking through all the great projects especially the 3d projects - wow they are amazing.

Ok so let me show you my take on this layout.

Lace, Ribbon, Diamantes, Buckles - Brenda's Lace & Ribbon Specials 
Beaded Twirls & Silver Corner - That Craft Place 
Tiny Bottle & Microbeads - my stash

The insert card pulls out to reveal a hidden sentiment 'She Leaves A Little Sparkle Wherever She Goes' This is a cutfile phrase from the Silhouette store that I filled in with colour and set to 'no cut' then just printed it out. 

Copics Used:
HAIR E57 E53 E51 
SKIN E33 E11 E21 E00
BLUE B99 B97 B95.... B95 B91 B91..... B000 B0000

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Sunday 19 July 2015


Hi all 

I have another card today to show you from the super cute Lemon Shortbread range of digis. 

Image - Cupcakes Delight - Lemon Shotbread
Papers - Birthday Surprise - Scrapper's Delights 
Ribbon - Brenda's Lace & Ribbon Specials (FB) 
Flowers - Sweet Lilac 
Coloured Dots - Facebook selling group 

Colours used 
SKIN E33 E21 E11 E00 
HAIR RV99 R59 R56 
PINK COMBOS....R89 R85 R83...R85 R83 R81....RV00 RV000 RV0000 
Glitter accents added using Clear Copic Spica 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Keep Smilin'

Thursday 16 July 2015

Lemon Shortbread! Mermaid Glance

Hi everyone 

I have recently discovered a digi company that I hadn't heard of before - Lemon Shortbread. They are the cutest images and so lovely to colourin. There is a new group on Facebook for anyone wanting to join just click HERE

I couldn't wait to download my first digi from the shop and create with her. 

Flowers - Petal Lu
Pearl Corner - That Craft Place

Copics Used:
SKIN E33 E11 E21 E00 
HAIR & TAIL: BG02 BG01 BG000....V01 V000 V0000....RV13 RV02 RV00
ROCK:  W6 W4 W2 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx