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Thursday, 15 September 2016

September challenge All Dressed up

Hello everyone

The challenge is back!!!!!

We are back at All Dressed up with a brand new monthly challenge. It is (as always) anything goes using an All dressed up image, with a chance to win 3 of Wendy's stunning images (including the new ones)

I have for my inspiration used one of the little Autumn girls (they come in a three but they also separate out beautifully!)

And here she is....




Coloured with promarkers and Spectrum noir pencils over the top, The card blank is a Tattered Lace die which folds into the gorgeous centre stepper card.

Patterned paper is from Nitwits Autumn collection.  The leaves are an Elizabeth Craft die, coloured with distress inks, and finished with stickles

Hop over to our blog here to see the fabulous DT inspiration and details of the challenge.


If you want to buy any of the All dressed images check out our Etsy page here, and finally for more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page

I'd like to enter this into:

Fab and funky - inspired by nature
City crafter - turning a new leaf
Fairytale - use leaves
Sunnyday crafting- anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
crafting from the heart - anything goes
Craft your passion - anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some love!

See you soon
Rachael




Wednesday, 7 September 2016

New release September

Hello everyone

Ooooo its that time of the month again when we showcase some of the new release images from all dressed up.  They are all available in our Etsy shop here along with all the other amazing images drawn by Wendy Burns.

Our DT have made some fabulous projects on both our blog and our FB page for inspiration, please check them out!

and our images are:

 
A to Z

A splash of Autumn colour

Time to Shine
Warm hand warm heart

This month I used A to Z, this is perfect for a new baby card, or separate out the letters and make bunting all wall hangings.



The photos don't do this justice as its hard to photograph acetate (LOL, although I tried from many, many angles!)  I coloured the images in yellow and blue promarkers before mounting on a piece of 6 x 6 card.  The front was an acetate cover, with a LoTV sentiment along the side cut into a banner shape.

Don't forget we have a DT call over also on our blog we're looking for some new ladies to join our team.

Look forward to seeing you very soon.  Thank you always for the comments, it cheers my day to receive the ping in my inbox!!

Rachael
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Friday, 2 September 2016

All Dressed up - exciting news!

Hello everyone.

After a bit of a break, All Dressed up is back up and running!  there is some very, very exciting news over on our blog. 

We had a few members leave and due to personal reasons our DT co-ordinators also stepped down, so I have stepped up the challenge to take over the co-ordination of the blog team with the help of our lovely Liz!

Because of the gaps, we need some new DT members so we're holding a DT call over on our blog.

If this isn't for you - we are also holding a competition.  You don't have to make anything to enter (but of course we still love to see your creations so drop them on of Facebook page if you do!) 

to enter this competition all we want you to tell us, if which All dressed up image you would like to win and why.  Leave us a comment at the bottom of the blog and on 15th Sept we randomly draw a winner for three images including the one you wanted.

To help our new DT along we have placed some inspiration from the current dressies on our blog.

check it out here: All Dressed Up Blog

Our current Facebook challenge to win some of Wendy's gorgeous images is here with the theme Pastel colours.

Check out all of the available images in the Etsy store

Here's my inspiration using a stamp called Sandy Beach
 


I embossed a plain white background with tiny hearts.  the papers are from a now discontinued Lili of the Valley paper pad.  The banner is a die coloured with promarkers.  I coloured the image with promarkers, and the background with distress inks (I printed out a second copy of the caravan and used it as a mask)  finally the postmark sentiment is also LoTV.

please hop on over we cant wait to see the entries for our new DT.

I'd like to enter this into



Thanks for dropping by, I'll see you again soon
Rachael

Friday, 29 July 2016

3000 Facebook members for All dressed up - lets celebrate

Wow...

We now have 3000 (and counting more each day) members of our Facebook group - so to celebrate Wendy is giving away another cute Freebie.

Jump on over to our blog here to get your hands on it - Aren't they just sooo classy - I love this image!


Coloured with promarkers, using papers from a Trim craft pad. I stamped some tiny flowers around the edge of the image and die cut it out.  Finished with some ribbon and flower trim from my stash.

Please hop over to the blog the other DT have made some stunning makes with this image, plus its free!  When you have your free image, why not enter our Facebook competition the theme is girly - but it only runs until the end of July when a new theme will be announced.

Get making and see you soon

Rachael

Crafting with friends 29th July challenge

Hello everyone

I can't believe its been nearly a month since my last post.  What with work, Harrison finisheing school and the new Pok√©mon game (errrmm yes I'm one of these mad people!) I haven't done much crafting and what I have done, I just haven't had time to blog about it.

I have however foind time to squeeze in a DT for crafting with friends, whose latest challenge is starting today.  Its Anything goes, so no excuses.  Hop on over to enter.

Out generoud sponsor is Robyns Fetish, who is donating images to win, and gave us these scrummy images to work with too.

Here's my insoiration.


Using an elephant never forgets and a typed sentiment using different fonts I printed out the central panel.  I used the same image but flipped it so they are facing each other, they've been coloured using trusty promarkers.

The backing papers are from a trim craft pad called Secret Garden (a bargain from The Works for a fiver!)  matted and layered on black, with matching insert.  Finished with a few pearls in the corner.

I hope you like it

Please check out the DT work on the blog here, and enter our lovely fortnightly challenge.  Good luck!

I' like to enter this into:

Thanks for stopping by - please leave me a message if you land here, it gets lonely in blog land without your lovely support!

Rachael
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Friday, 1 July 2016

crafting with Friends - July challenge

Hello everyone

It is again time for another fabulous challenge over at crafting with friends, and this week our generous sponsor is Bugaboo stamps.



After looking through - I found this one.  I know any little boy would just adore this on a card (I'd know, I make an awful lot of little boys cards!)  the image is called Birthday Monsters

and here is my inspiration...





The image was coloured with promarkers (in as many bright colours as I could find!)  and I used glossy accents on the balloons.  The backing papers are from a spot and strip set (I think from Papermania?) and I punched two yellow stars.  The sentiment is stamped from a bobunny collection.

Please check out the other DT inspiration and hop over to our latest anything goes challenge

I'd like to enter this into:


See you soon

Rachael
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Monday, 27 June 2016

All dressed up June release 2

Hiya everyone

as promised here is part two of this months inspiration for the new releases over at All dressed up (click here to purchase them!)

This one I used Z is for Zebra - as soon as I saw this I immediately though new baby, but its so versatile that it could be used for any child's birthday, thank you or any other occasion.



For this one, I coloured the zebra in pinks and creams from my promarkers collection and fussy cut her out.  I then used papers from the same Nitwit Kit I used for perfect day called 'Authentic' and matted/layered to form the inside of my card.  I cut out an aperture and a frame to match the inside.  The verse is a freebie from a scrapbook page that I added, changed the font and printed to match the aperture.  the front was then finished with some doodles, a waltzing matilda stamp and some cosmic shimmer PVA pearls

Please hop over to the blog to check out the DT inspiration or go to our facebook page.  On both of these we have regular challenges for you to enter for the chance of winning some of Wendy's images.  All we ask is that you use one of the All dressed up stamps and that you hand colour your entry, oh and the blog is anything goes, but Facebook has a monthly theme!

I'd like to enter this into:
crafting from the heart - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
lil patch if crafty friends - anything goes
Kitty Bee - baby
crafting with an attitude - anything goes
7 kids college fund - anything goes
I love promarkers - for a child

Thanks once again for stopping by and for leaving such lovely messages, it really does make my day to read them

See you soon
Rachael


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

All Dressed up - June Challenge

Hi Everyone

I've just noticed that we are only a few days away from the longest day - its a shame here in the UK we haven't had much sunshine to enjoy being outdoors.  Don't know what your weathers like but its pouring with rain here again.  WHERE IS THE SUNSHINE!!

Anyway - while its raining and if you looking for something to do, please pop over to our latest blog challenge at All Dressed up blog.

You have the chance to win 3 of Wendy's amazing images from Etsy (and trust me you will have trouble choosing!) .  It is anything goes with the only rules being that you must use an All Dressed Up image (And if you don't have one check out the blog for freebies)

Also if you hop over to our blog, when we reach 3000 followers we'll be giving away another freebie!  so why not hop over to Facebook here and join us.  There is another monthly challenge here too but with a theme.  This month is 'things with wings'

on to my inspiration, and this month I made a bunting banner.  My good friend has recently given birth to a little boy called Jake, so I made this to hang in his nursery.



Its using pirate puppy and it's a pirates life.  I printed double sided card from a Kay Miller digikit and cut out a couple of elements that came with the kit to embellish the banner.  The bunting and letters were from a x cut set I've had for ages.  I coloured the images with promarkers and fussy cut them out, arranging all the items along the flags before securing onto a piece of string.

I hope she liked it - she said she did?

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking, please leave me a nice comment as it makes me feel all warm and gooey inside!

See you soon

Rachael
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Monday, 13 June 2016

All dressed up June new releases

Hello everyone!

Eeeeekkkk - I cant wait to show you these new designs by Wendy this month.  They are all soooo perfect!

Dressy fans you are in for a treat!

We have the usual four fab releases, I have this month had the pleasure of using two, and here is the first.

Its called perfect day and can be found here on etsy with all of Wendys other amazing images.  You'll have to wait to see what else I made on the 27th!

Perfect day


Bird Cage


Fairy Flowers


Z is for Zebra


And here's my inspiration - but if you need more hop over to our blog and check out the DTs designs (they are fabulous!) .  If you do buy one of theses crummy images, please check out Facebook or the blog for details of our latest challenges and a chance to win some images (including these!)  All we ask is that you hand colour the image and that the image used is an all dressed up one.



I used papers from a Nitwit digi kit called 'Authentic' which is Navy blue and pink (my new favourite colour combination!)  from this kit I also used the roses and sentiment on the bottom of the easel card.

I coloured the image using promarkers and used a tattered lace square dotted die to cut it all out before folding and layering it all up.

I hope you like it as much as I do, I think its an amazing image!

I'd like to enter this into:
Lemon shortbread - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Our crafty corner - anything goes
Pile it on - old, new and blue (old promarkers and a left over hunky-dory frame, new image and navy blue papers)
Classic design team challenge - Anything goes (DT for All dressed up)


Thanks for checking in, please leave me some love if you have stopped over here!

See you soon
Rachael






Saturday, 4 June 2016

Crafting Saturday!

Hello everyone

I got a rare treat today.  Hubby has played with our little boy, Harrison, all day and told me to have day to myself in the craft room.  He's cooked tea, washed up and everything today giving me a well earned rest.  How lucky am I.!!!  my washing is mounting up, and the house needs dusting and vacuuming, but there's always tomorrow - right!

I've made a few little things today, the first of which is here.

I made an 5 x 7 easel card, using a Nitwit digi kit called Sympathy and a Lili of the valley stamp.



I coloured her with promarkers and used LOTV sentiment stamp and LOVE.  I added ribbon and some bling, but everything else came from the digi kit.  It is designed as a sympathy kit, but Ijust love forget-me-nots, they are my all time favourite flower so couldn't resist them.  Everything was printed and fussy cut out, before being built up on the card.

hope you like her!

I'd like to enter this into
Crazy 4 challenges - make it floral
Alphabet challenge - G is for girlie
Creative fingers - anything goes
Crafts galore - anything goes
Crafty hazelnuts - anything goes with patterned paper
Cute as a button - anything goes
Papercreator - all about flowers
Aud sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment, it makes my day to receive them.  Hope to see you soon!

Rachael
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