Sunday, 15 April 2018

All dressed up April challenge

Hello everyone

Welcome to all dressed up's April challenge.  We welcome some new DT's to our dressie family, I hope you can pop over and say hello to them.

Our new challenge is live on the blog here: and as long as you use one of Wendy's images you will be entered for Mr Random generator to award someone with three extra lovely images, what's more if you don't have any  - there are freebies on the blog too!

Here is my inspiration using 'new hair do' available from etsy.

Coloured with copics, I die cut the polaroid shape after printing the sentiment on my computer and positioning the die so it looks like the photo has been written on.  I finished with some flowers also coloured to match, and a 'hello' die cut sentiment.

The background is plain card that I embossed using a folder.

I hope you like her.  Please stop over at the blog to enter, and also our Facebook challenge will be running until the end of April with the theme flora and/or fauna.

thanks for stopping by
Rachael x

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Little Soldier

Hello everyone

Sharing a little Lili of the Valley make today, a boys card too!

I love these little characters, so sad they are no longer making the rubber stamps, but I still love the digis and this one comes in a set of two!

This little fellow is from the little heroes stamps, I enlarged him to about 5 inches tall and I coloured him with copics.

I used an old Kanban paper kit to chop off the flags and a die cut sentiment added too.

Isn't he adorable!

I'd like to enter this into:
A bit more time to craft - anything goes
Creative with stamps - CAS with sentiment
Papercraft business challenge - anything goes - optional birthday

Thanks for stopping by - see you in a few days!


Monday, 2 April 2018

Pink and Green Winnie

Hello everyone

As I've had some extra time this bank holiday I printed off some polkadoodle images I've been meaning to colour up for a while.  I have the sugar sprinklers CD ROM and haven't yet coloured anything from it why I hear you all ask!  I'm sure my fellow crafters understand this, we buy things that we coo over and think of all the projects we could make with it so we buy it.  When it arrives before we have chance to make all the pretty things we dream of, we move onto something else shiney!  I came across the CD while clearing out my craft room.

I've had a good sort out and have repurposed my storage.  I have even painted my old wooden filing cabinet to match my colour scheme, and all those IKEA boxes have had a coat of emulsion to match too!

While emptying these boxes I found my CD ROM!  After printing out a page full of Winnie's I made this one into a card.

I coloured her with Copics, and added spots with my white Gel pen.  The papers are from a Trimcraft pad called Secret Garden that I picked up from the works a few weeks ago.  I stitched around the edge using dark green cotton (I can now find space for my sewing machine on the table after throwing away 2 car loads of rubbish!) The sentiment is a mama elephant one, stamped onto card and cut out.  The flowers are a die from my stash (minus the packaging so I have no idea where from!) all finished with some lace, stickles and some nuvo drops!

I hope you like her!

I'd like to enter this into:

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Sassy Ballerina Freebie!

Hi everyone

I'm so excited to share with you an amazing, exclusive all dressed up stamp for free!

Wendy has teamed up with Kit and Clowder and you can get her now by following a few simple instructions.  need more info - click here for details.

She is simply beautiful - Sassy Ballerina

I made this vintage style card with her

I printed her out ad die cut her into a circle. I coloured her using copics and adding a sprinkle of glitter on her skirt.The sentiment is a lili of the valley stamp, and I used distress ink oxide (antique linen) to age the image and stamp the roses onto the background of the stamp.  

The papers are a combination of nitwit papers and some pretty roses I brought from Etsy. Finished with some vintage lace and ribbon and a few flowers from my stash. The paper border is a spellbinders border die.

I think this maybe my favourite card for a while - I just love it!

Our Facebook challenge has launched today the theme is 'Flora and Fauna'  and our anything goes blog challenge continues until the 14th here

Both offer the chance to win three of Wendy's fantastic images if you follow the rules of course.

I'd like to enter this into:

If you land here, please leave me a message, I'm tired of junk emails and seeing your lovely words always makes me smile!

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

All dressed up new releases

Hello everyone

If you haven't yet had chance to see Wendys new releases at all dressed up - scroll down as they are gorgeous!

Difficult to choose a favourite this month!
Easter Girl

Easter Tea Party

Pretty as a picture

Two little Mice

I used 'pretty as a picture', and she's just crying out for rainbow colours.  I found these papers on Etsy and coloured her with copics to match the colours.

It's difficult to see from the photo but I also used glossy accents on the paintbrush tip and artist palette. Isn't she just adorable!

Please hop over to our blog and Facebook page for more inspiration from our talented DT and don't forget our challenges on both too.

I'd like to enter this into:

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Monday, 19 March 2018

All dressed up - party girls

Hi Everyone

This post is a bit late, but better late than never eh!

I made this card for the challenge on the 15th but my mom was poorly so I never had time to blog it.... the challenge is still on until 14th April on our all dressed up blog, so you have chance to enter for a chance to win 3 images.

I used little party girls (well one of them)

The papers are Nitwit that I printed and faux stitched with a pen.  I die cut a scalloped circle and added white gel pen to faux stitch this too.

She was coloured using copics and finished with a waltzing mouse sentiment and some lace.

I hope you like her.

I'd like to enter this into:

colour crazy craft challenge - Anything goes
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
creative craft cottage - Make it feminine

Thanks for any messages you leave - I love to read them!

See you soon

Thursday, 22 February 2018

All dressed up New releases Feb

Hello everyone

Wowsers, the new release images at all dressed up are simply gorgeous!  Wendy has created some amazing new images available from the Etsy store.  They are simply stunning and soooo therapeutic to colour!

Here they are:

So this month I had the pleasure of colouring up Flower market.  If you like your background colouring techniques these are perfect.

Made during the recent yellow and pick 'Spring colour' phase, using up some of the scraps left from printing from various digi kits.  she was coloured with Copics and the sentiment is a LoTV digi.

I then got hold of an extra image and made this one using 'What to wear'

This one is made using a LoTV pad (they no longer make these but the digi kit is available via Nitwit.)  again coloured with copics and adding two nuvo glitter drops too.

I hope you like them both, they are so pretty!

Please nip over to our blog.  there is a challenge ongoing until 15th March, anything goes (using an All dressed up image) and for more fabulous dressie inspiration.  Oh and don't forget about our Facebook page either.  

Thanks for stopping by see you all soon.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

February all dressed up challenge

Hello dressie fans.

 I cannot believe it is already February, and heading into the second half of the month!  Where does time go.  Its half term for my little one next week, meaning he is officially halfway through year two, with SATs looming very soon!

As it’s the 15th it is of course time for another dressie challenge on our blog here.  With a chance for the winner to grab three images from our Esty site, including some of those gorgeous new releases showcased by our talented DT last week.  Watch this space for more DT inspiration for next week!

Our rules for this challenge are simple – its anything goes, providing you use and All Dressed up image.  If you haven’t got any, there are freebies on the blog too, so you can get started straight away.  For those of you who would like to see more of Wendy’s images, hop over to Etsy here.

For this challenge, I have used, busy little bee

I coloured her up with my copics (oh my gosh, where have these pens been all my life, I just love them! Sneakily I’ve ordered some more hoping hubby wont notice!)

The paper is glittery hence the strange first photo as my camera and flash didn’t appreciate the bling!  Its from a first edition pad.  I matted any layered onto grey and used a typed sentiment in the cutest font.  Layered it up, added more glitter and some pearls, and there she is…

 Hope you like her!

 Please hop over to our blog for more inspiration, and we also have a Facebook challenge with the theme red/romance of hearts, which again you can win three stunning images of your choice.

Thanks for any comments you leave, I love happy email!

See you soon


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Spring flowers part 2

Hi everyone

I told you I had an obsession over yellow... here's my next card.  No colouring as such, just inking, stamping and flower shaping, using the Dreamees new Sunflower collection.  I saw some gorgeous Primulas and thought of the flower shape.  The one in the Dreamees stamps seemed perfect.

The backing papers are from a Nitwit digi kit.  I used a Lili of the valley digi sentiment, and enlarged it on craft artist before die cutting it with a circle die, and tattered lace die.  The flowers and leaves were stamped then coloured with distress inks, and I used some stamens in the middle of each flower with a touch of glitter.

Finished with some Anna Marie natural fibres, and some Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo crystal drops

I hope you like it

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty gals - Anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies - Anything goes
Aud sentiments - anything goes
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Creative moments challenge blog - anything goes

Your comments always make me smile so I'd love it if you leave me a message.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 21 January 2018

spring time!

Hello everyone

Despite the pouring rain, mixed with sleet and the occasional bit of snow, I am feeling spring-like.  I think I’m looking out of the window and willing my daffodils through the soil, but in doing so, becoming rather obsessed with the colour yellow. I seem to have made a few cards in yellow combos with reds, pinks, and greens.  The first one to share is this one:

 I made this card in prep for my Moms birthday in Feb (I hope she’s not reading this!) using a new Wild Rose stamp purchase called dogs in pots.

I’ve done loads of fold-back cards in the past, but never on a A5 landscape so it gave me lots of room. 
I wanted the feel of a trellis, but didn’t have one so cut up a crafters companion backing die to make it look a bit rugged.  I also used a tattered lace ivy die and the flowers were printed and cut out, as was the Lili of the valley sentiments. 
All the backing papers were printed from a Nitwit collection.  The image was stamped in desert sand memento, and coloured with copics and promarkers (still building the copic collection so it’s a bit mix and match at the moment!)
Finished with a few yellow pearls and a mushroom die (sorry I don't know where its from I seem to have lost the packaging) also coloured with copics

I’d like to enter this into:
 613 Avenue Create - anything goes with something new as optional (my stamp)
Fashionable stamping - anything goes using a stamp
Dragonfly dreams - anything goes
Crafters castle - anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - anything goes
Crazy colour challenge - anything goes

 Thanks for stopping by, if you do land here please leave me a message, it makes my day to read them.
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