Wednesday, 22 February 2017

All dressed up new releases Feb 2017

Hello everyone

For those dressie fans, you will have already seen the new releases from our fab DT, and this is part two of your inspiration.

Our new images are:
Be My Valentine

Some bunny loves you

Love heart

Little Birdie

I used Love heart for my inspiration

I used some lili of the valley paper pads (they are Nitwit designs so although you can't buy the pads anymore, you can download from the Nitwit website)

I coloured up the image very simply and layered it up so although its difficult to see in the photo it is decoupaged.

I then used a couple of printed flowers and a tag to complete my easel card.  I used lovely bright spring colours - although I have recently found my love of navy in my cards...

Please check out our blog and see what the other DT have made...

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Latest All Dressed up Challenge

Hello everyone.

Its again time for our fabulous monthly challenge at all dressed up.

As usual its anything goes, (only rule is to use an All dressed up image), and you can win three of Wendy's gorgeous images if Mr Random thingy picks you!

This month I've used one of the Christmas images, however you wouldn't know it was, its very versatile.

She's from the Party season girls trio, they come together and separate if you purchase them from Etsy

Here she is...

I coloured her with both promarkers and spectrum noir pencils adding tiny white gel pen dots onto the accessories. The backing card is from Anne Marie's designs, and the sentiment is a Woodware one from a set called Hand drawn sentiments.  Finished with a little ribbon.

If you want more inspiration check out the blog as our very talented DT have added their creations too, otherwise we also have a Pinterest page with hundreds of pinned images.

Check back on the 22nd too for some new releases from Wendy.

See you soon


Sunday, 15 January 2017

All dressed up challenge 65

Hello everyone

phew what a busy Christmas season that was!  every year I sit back at the end and wonder how I managed to fit everything in. 

Over at all dressed up we have our latest challenge, which is as usual anything goes as long as you use an all dressed up image

For the chance to win 3 images all you have to do is make something with one of the images (it can be anything not just a card) and then post it with a link back to your blog.... simple!

The images can be brought from Esty or there are some freebies on our blog.

here's my inspiration this month.

She's called 'time to shine' and is gorgeous isn't she!

I printed off a spotty background onto cream pearlescent card, and using kraft card cut out the doily and side bar using various dies.

On the bar you can just see the word 'birthday', this was stamped with versa mark leaving a watermark effect.

She was coloured using my spectrum noir pencils, I went for a really soft look this time definitely 'less is more' for this.  Finally the sentiment is a Simon says stamp one.

I hope you like it.  please join our challenge and even if you don't want to do that, hop over and check out the other DT fantastic work for inspiration, there are some amazing projects on there!

See you all soon - thanks for dropping by and leaving me a message, it makes my day to read them!


Thursday, 22 December 2016

December new releases.

Hello everyone

its time for some more inspiration following our December new releases.  ON the 15th some of our DT introduced you to the amazing new images, and now its time for the other half of the DT to showcase.

they are:

Merry and Bright

Take to the slopes

The night before Christmas

And the one I used this month which is called Winter must haves

There are so many useful elements on this stamp, I decided only to use a couple to make my card, and as its Christmas and I'm still churning them out, I thought I'd use some paper piecing to make them stand out.

The backing paper was printed from a pink petticoat range called Nordic Christmas tree.  I then used craft artist to separate and copy the images, before printing onto the back ground.

I cut out squares using a tattered lace die, cut out the digis and layered them onto the squares, before adding glitter and some puffy snow for the bobble on the hat.

It was so quick, but really effective.

Please hop over to our blog or Facebook for more inspiration, and don't forget we have competitions running on both of these too, to enter, simply use an all dressed up image and follow our rules.  You can win three digits of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by - see you all again soon


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Challenge 64 - All dressed up

Hello everyone

Hope you're all ready for the big day in a few days - I'm not, no where near.

I thought I was begin more organised this year, but it appears the big day has snuck around while I wasn't looking, and I still have a great long list of things I need to do.....

Anyway - back to the challenge I suppose.

We are keeping the monthly challenge going and launch again today with our usual 'anything goes'  All we ask is you use an all dressed up image - and if you haven't got any hop over to our blog where there are freebies you can use.

The DT have some amazing inspiration on there and on the Facebook page, and wherever you see a challenge, there is also prizes to be won, so its got to be worth a go!

I'm still making Christmas cards for family, so took the opportunity to make one for my lovely Nan using a November new release - Christmas tree fairy

I used a tattered lace die for the card blank, cut from adorable scoreable and a pink petticoat paper.  I coloured her using promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.  Finished with a touch of ribbon, glitter and a organza bow with some bling

I hope you like her - please check out the blog for more inspiration or join our ever growing followers on Facebook.

see you on the 22nd


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

November new release part 2


So we're back with new release inspiration  part 2.  These fabulous images were released earlier this month, but in case you've brought one and now cant think what to do, our DT have another fantastic post over on our blog to show you how versatile these can be.

Firstly here are the images:

Christmas Snow globe

Christmas tree fairy

My first Christmas

Party Season

and I used Christmas snow globe

I coloured it with promarkers and decoupage'd the cute dear and trees. I also used fluffy stuff on the trees with some sparkle.  The digi was printed onto a printed card stock and bits cut out to give the effect above.

Hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks for dropping by and leaving me your lovely comments!

See you soon

Monday, 14 November 2016

New challenge All Dressed up #63

Hello everyone

Wow where does the time go?  another month gone, and only one more until Christmas!  Hope you've made headway with your Christmas cards - I haven't yet, so I thought I'd use one of Wendys gorgeous Christmas images towards the pile!

This month I'm using 'a star is born' which is found on Etsy

Its really easy to join our challenge, stop by at the blog and upload a photo.  If you haven't got a blog, but still want to enter you can email us , or drop it on Facebook and tag Rachael Evans or Lilibetsmonkeyhut and tell us its for the blog challenge.

Here he is....

I coloured him with my latest purchase of zig clean colour markers.  The backing papers are some old Bearly mine ones before they closed. :(  finished with some snowflake dies, and a small bunting die with die cut word 'joy'.  If you look closely at the sheep, I've used 'fluffy stuff' to make him 3d and sprinkled the card liberally with glitter!

Check out the other DT on the blog or our Facebook Page  for more inspiration from our talented DT and see you again soon.

I'd like to enter this into:
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Simply papercrafts - anything goes
Crafting with attitude - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - shaped card
Christmas at sweet stamping challenge - anything goes Christmas


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Dropping the shopping

Hello everyone

I've had a lovely craft day - playing with goodies brought at the NEC last week, but I still couldn't resist delving into my old stash of LoTV stamps to make this:

She was coloured with promarkers with a sprinkle of sparkle.  I used distress inks on the flowers and edges.  The Poinsettias are a creative expressions stamp, cut out and shaped, with a Britannia ivy die behind.  The papers are from Polkadoodles. Finally the sentiment is a Tim Holtz/sizzix collection I brought last year.

Hope you like her and her cute doggie!

I'd like to enter this into

Allsorts - feature a creature (That dog is just too cute!)
Christmas at sweet stamping - anything goes
Craft your passion - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  --anything goes

Thanks for dropping by and leaving your messages!

See you soon

Saturday, 22 October 2016

All dressed up - October new releases.

Hello everyone

Its time for our second set of inspiration for the October new releases at All dressed up.

If you haven't seen them yet - here they are available at Etsy here

This month I used 'Monsterific'.

I used promarkers to colour in these cuties, then cut them out and moved them around.  I took a piece of backing paper from a digikit, and then printed a sentiment onto a square white card, slightly smaller than the backing paper.  I then die cut some different size stars out, before layering the whole thing up.

Don't forget our challenge is still running on the blog until the 14th November, and our FB challenge runs until the 1st with the theme of Autumn or Halloween.

Both challenge will enter you to win three images

These guys are just so cute and perfect for a boys card! 

I'd like to enter this into:
Send a smile 4 kids - children's celebration card
Brown sugar - anything goes
Simply papercraft - anything goes
Card4galz - use at least one die
Fairytale - monsters

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.  See you soon

Saturday, 15 October 2016

All dressed up October Challenge

Hello everyone

It's challenge time again! We have another monthly challenge on the blog, for the chance to win three of Wendys amazing images.

This month I have used 'dreaming of summer'  we didn't get much of a summer here, and it seems such a long way until its warm again! 

The card blank is a crafter companion card shape, layered with the next size down.  The paper is from a 'First Edition ' noir paper pad.

I coloured her with promarkers and used a white gel pen for highlights.  The sentiment was added at the bottom

My flowers are a Honeydoo stamp that I cut out and coloured in, added some sparkle and a little drop of Nuvo drops for the centre

To enter, its 'anything goes' providing you use an All dressed up image.  Add to the blog for a chance to win.  Also check out our Facebook page where the theme is 'Autumn or Halloween'.

If you want some inspiration we have a Pinterest page you can check out too, and all of Wendy's images can be purchased from here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments.

See you again soon

I'd like to enter this into:
Crafting with dragonflies - lets go floral
Brown sugar - handmade flowers
Crazy colour challenge - anything goes (hand coloured)
Cardz for Galz - use at least one die (the card blank and the leaves)
Craft rocket challenges - Happy birthday
I love promarkers - anything goes