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WOYWW!! Wednesday 28th January 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to the first of hopefully many posts for a Wednesday.

You see, I've chosen to adopt the WOYWW which stands for 'what's on your work desk Wednesday'. 
Now even when my desk may seem in chaos with a million and one things on the go I will let you into what has got my crafting juices flowing. 
So on my desk today I have the start of a very special bespoke commission wedding card that's travelling  many many miles away in a few weeks time to India. 
I purchased the digi image online which is absolutely perfect in every way and I'm just beginning to start the skin shading and bridal gown. I've never done this skin shade before but I think I'm getting there even if it will involve many many layers. The bridal dress is the traditional red one and so I've chosen my shades from my ever growing Graph It collection. They really are phenomenal pens to use. The colour palette and range is second to none I believe. 
Anyway here's t…

It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 4 - Cool Blues

Hello everybody
Welcome to another  DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge.  This week’s challenge is ‘Cool Blue.’
And just like last week I've opted to use one of the images from the Winston Deluxe Collection called Etty Shy which I've coloured using the ‘dotting’  technique with my Graph It pens, full details of the colours I've used for the bear can be seen below.  
The easel card has been made on my Do Crafts Designer using the papers from the Winston Collection and then I've resized the flower images on the Collection to make them smaller and cut them out to decoupage them, together with the paper ribbon, finishing the flowers off with some cute blue buttons. 
The ‘Happy Birthday’ scrabble tiles are from the brand spanking new CD collection ‘Work & Play 9 2XL Love’ available  HERE
Here is my crafty make:






These are the ingredients I have used:
White card for the Easel cardAssorted papers and digi image and flowers and paper bow from the WINSTON DELUXE COLLECTIONStickles Glit…

It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 3 - Love & Romance

Hello everybody
Welcome to another DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge.  
This week’s challenge is ‘Love and Romance.’
I absolutely adore the Winston Deluxe Collection and so have used an image from the collection which I've coloured using the ‘dotting’  technique with my Graph It pens, full details of the colours I've used for the bears can be seen below.  
I've  used plenty of dimension in this week’s make with die cut hearts and teeny letters spelling out the words ‘Happy Anniversary’. 
I've used two of the brilliant Kraft Papers from the collection on the download to tone in with my colour choice and they work really well. 
Here is my crafty make:









These are the ingredients I have used:
8x8 cardBrown card for matting and layeringWinston Best Friends digi image available HERE as a single digi stamp, HERE as the Winston Deluxe Full Collection on download and also HERE as the Winston Deluxe Full Collection CD Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Old PaperGrosgrain Ribbon with ‘Love’ printed…

It's Digi Choosday Challenge Day - Week 2 - January Birthdays

Hello everybody
Welcome to the second of this year’s Digi Choosday challenges and it’s January birthdays.
I've always struggled when it comes to making boys/male cards as I don’t want to go too cutesy so I squealed with delight when the Work and Play CD’s and downloads appeared as they cover the male themes really really well.  I was doubly delighted to find out that a new Work & Play digis (Number 8!!!) had been released and have had a sneaky play with it ahead of the release date last week.  I've made a male birthday card using the coloured image of the guitar boy which I have printed out four times and decoupaged in layers using Pinflair Glue gel.  You can buy the image HERE as a single one which isn't coloured and the CD for the full collection is available HERE and the download available HERE
I have used four of the papers available on the collection and resized them using my Do Crafts Digital Designer and layered them onto one another to create the squares.  Fi…

It's Digi Choosday Challenge Day - Week 1 - Thanks

Hello everybody
Welcome to the first of the DIGI CHOOSDAY challenges of the year and a celebration of ‘THANKS’.
We all should have received some gifts over the Christmas period, or if not we should have something in our lives that’s happening, that we are to be grateful for and give thanks to.
I’m kicking the DIGI CHOOSDAY  challenge year off with a fab large 8x8 card featuring some decoupage and glitter and glaze.  I've used one of the wonderful coloured Dollie Goes East characters, one of the background papers and some of the letters.  
The CD/Download can be purchased HERE and HERE and is chock full of wonderful images that are so vibrantly coloured and great fun.  
The image I've used can also be bought as a single digi image HERE Some of the images on the CD/download are coloured and some are black and white ready for you to crack open those alcohol markers that Father Christmas may have brought you.  So if you haven’t received some for Christmas then why not buy yourse…

Happy New Year!!

Hello everybody

Well I hope everybody's Christmas celebrations, or holiday celebrations, went brilliantly and you all enjoyed yourselves whatever you did and wherever you were.

Well we are into a new year...  Let's bring on 2015 and hope it's a good one for all concerned.  I'm wishing all my followers a healthy, wealthy and peaceful one.

I'm looking forward to making more crafty things and learning things along the way, but in the meantime I'm going to keep Christmas going all year, just like I did last year, with a new card make each month.  Last year I decided to put all my Christmas card makes on the website in one go around about September time, but I've had a rethink and have decided to put them on my blog as I go along so new cards will appear at the beginning of each month.  I've got lots of new things and stamps to play with that I will be experimenting with along the way.  Hope you will join me on the 1st of each month to see what I've ma…