Saturday 27 May 2017

The countdown is on!

Hi everyone 

I hope you are all well today. 

Todays project is something very different for me. There is a little background to this project. I have been in my current job 12 years now. My boss is a lovely lady who is originally from America but moved to Gibraltar where our offices are based.(I work online from home for those that don't know)  Since then she travels home a few times a year and always counts down the days leading up to a trip home. This time when Sue flies home she has to fly Gib to London and then stay overnight before flying back out to America the morning after. Well, she invited me and my hubby to go spend the evening with her at her hotel and go out to dinner. Now as I said I have worked for Sue for 12 years now but I have only ever met her in person once before and that was in 2007!! So I am very very excited and decided I wanted to make her something to say thank you for inviting us. I thought of a few ideas and then it came to me to make a little hanger for in her office or home so she can see how many days before shes next home!  

This is the first time I have used blackboard paint and now I want to paint the whole house with it! I love it!!! 

Products from The Ribbon Girl:
Lace is from my stash but a similar one is 'Monique' White Guipure Lace 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx 


Thursday 25 May 2017

In The Pink - Embossing

Hi everyone

We have a new challenge today over at In The Pink Challenges for you

Today's theme is Embossing.
We have a fantastic prize this week. £15 to spend at Dies to Die For 

Here is my DT card:

Sentiment Tags - Lily Of The Valley 

Ribbon Girl Products 

Pop over to In The Pink Challenges blog to have a look at the gorgeous projects from the rest of the DT. 

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

Friday 19 May 2017

Saturated Canary - Zoe

Hi everyone 


Ok so I am working all weekend this weekend but still - its Friday! Time to show a card I actually finished midweek but was too tired to blog it at the time and then forgot yesterday. 

I used one of my favourite Saturated Canary images (I know - they are all favourites) but this one is difference. I love it but I have never coloured her before because to be honest that hair scared the bejeebies out of me. So I pulled on my big girl pants and did it. And just cos I never make things easy for myself I decided to do it with Polychromos as well. This is only the third image ive coloured using them. In for a penny, in for a pound...... 

EDIT - I have just had some great news!! We all love Saturated Canary right? And we are all sad that Krista closed the doors. WELL, the image I have used on this card is still available through the amazing Make It Crafty. MIC has a range of colouring tutorial E-books (I have the creases one and HIGHLY recommend it). There is also a colouring long hair in fine detail e-book and with that one you will receive this image 'Zoe' Take a look HERE. 
Take a look at some of the other colouring tutorial e-books HERE

Image - Saturday Canary Zoe (see edit above on how to get this image) 

Products from The Ribbon Girl 

Other products:
Blue pearl string - from my stash

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

Keep Smilin'
Stacey S xxxx

Monday 8 May 2017

Saturated Canary - Ellie's Birthday

Hi everyone 

So I was a very very lucky crafter this week. A fellow crafter was looking for a new home for her full set of Faber Castell Polychromos. I have heard so many crafters rave about them that they were on my Christmas list (yes I already have one!) for this year - but I fluttered the eyelids at the hubby and cooked him his favourite meal and said Polychromos came to live with me. 

I originally wanted them to go with my Copics to deepen shaded areas etc but as soon as I got them I just had to try a full image with them. Now the first one I did was a little rough and so that one is for my eyes only but this card is the second attempt at colouring a full image. I cannot beleive how nice these pencils are to colour with. And how easy do they blend! No solutions needed just lots of layering and patience! 

So let's take a look at the card 

Image - Ellies Birthday - Saturated Canary (no longer available) 
Birthday Stamp - Lili Of The Valley 
Flowers & Button Twine  - The Ribbon Girl  
Gems - my stash 

Skin  280 283 179 188 189 102 103 101
Purple (inc hair) 199 157 249 136 160 119 white
Turquoise 157 246 149 153 156 white
Boots 199 235 234 233 (Soles are just 199 x lots of layers)

I would love any tips, advice, constructive critisism from all you polychromo veterans out there 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Keep Smilin'
Stacey S xxxxxx

Sunday 7 May 2017

The Ribbon Girl - May Card Challenge

Hi everyone

Today we have a new card challenge over at  The Ribbon Girl Our theme is Anything Goes and there are some lovely prizes to be won. Please pop over and join us.

First prize:  Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner
Second prize:  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV

Here is my GDT card using all Ribbon Girl products 

The Ribbon Girl Ingredients 

Other Products 
Image - Sugar Nellie/Nellie Snellen Image.  

Enter your card at The Ribbon Girl Blog  & check out the Ribbon Girl Facebook page too for more inspiration 
Keep Smilin'
Stacey S xxxx

Friday 5 May 2017

Mangolia - Bee Tilda

Hi everyone 

It's Friday!!!! Have you all got a crafty weekend planned? I certainly have! 

Starting with this little beauty that I finished tonight:


Copics used:
Hair: E50 E51 E55 E57
Skin: E04 E11 E21 E00 E000
Pink: RV00 RV000 RV0000

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

Keep Smilin'
Stacey S xxx