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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Tilda with flowers & butterflies

Hello, just a quick post with another sample for Sir Stampalot 
I love being part of their fab DT you get to try out some gorgeous stuff & everyone is so friendly when you pop into the shop - I am a very lucky girl!
So in a way this Thank you card is to show my appreciation to Janice & Andy
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I have used
Bridesmaid Tilda,
Woodware - Salutations,
Basic Grey - Origins,
Martha Stewart - Arch lattice punch,
Water-coloured with versacolor cubes.
All available from Sir Stamp!
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Thanks for looking - enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugz
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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Something different

Oooh just look at this, I'm so excited (little things & little minds)
I went to paint a pot the other night and had a bit of an experiment, got the idea from Magnolia magazine!
I took one of my fave Tilda's (never been inked until then).
Just been on their facebook page & she's out of the Kiln, they put it on their pics so I copied it so I could show & tell.
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She was quite difficult to paint as the paint is quite thick & all her details got covered up.  You also need to do 3 coats to get a deep colour, and it does get a bit powdery as it dries. Shading her was a nightmare - She took 2 hours to finish. I kept the rest of the plate very plain - so she would really stand out.
I know she's not perfect but I'm chuffed to bits with her.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz Fleur
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Princess Tilda - again!

Happy Wednesday everyone,
The sun is still holding its own. Really hope the weather man's got it wrong and that it stays fine for the bank holiday weekend.
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Got another Tilda sample for Sir Stampalot
I did this in sepia tones as I struggle with girly colours - saying that I did get myself some gorgeous pink magnolia papers yesterday - so watch this space!!!
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I have used :
Princess Tilda,
Magnolia swirl,
Magnolia paper,
Retro flower punches,
Woodware - Salutations.
Water-coloured with versacolor cube.
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Would just like to say a quick thank you to Brenda if it wasn't for her this post would've never made it, for some reason I couldn't insert an image! I had to go back to the version of "old editor" upload pic & then back to "new editor"  anyone else having probs uploading?
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Anyway  thanx for looking
Hugz
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An award from Di.

Just got this lovely award from Di,
Pop over and take a look at her gorgeous blog Di's card blog
Thank you so much Di, I really appreciate it.
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The rule is that I need to pass it on to 10 bloggers & tell you 10 things about me.
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Here's the facts

  1. I was named after Susan Hampshire in the forsythe saga,

  2. 21 years ago my brothers girlfriend introduced me to Darren, who was her ex boyfriend - could've been complicated, but thankfully she's my brother's ex too!!!

  3. I am the youngest of 6 children - so I will always be the "baby"

  4. I am so very, very proud of my daughter - Mackenzie, she means the world to me!

  5. I've got a lovely Sprocker Spaniel, but would also love an Italian Spinone,

  6. I'm still extremely terrified of moths & spiders

  7. I lurve Gerard Butler,

  8. I spend far too much money on craft,

  9. I wish I was thinner,

  10. I worry far too much about little things,

Now, I know I'm supposed to pass it onto 10 bloggers, but there are so many gorgeous blogs I follow, so I'm going to cheat & pass it on to anyone who visits me!
I know it's a bit cheeky of me!

Hugz Fleur xXx

Monday, 26 April 2010

Tilda's birthday wishes.

Happ Monday everyone.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
I have made another round easel card, although this one is scalloped.
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I have used "bridesmaid Tilda"
Como cricket - earth love,
Martha Stewart - doily edge,
Cuttlebug embossing folder - stylised flower,
Woodware - Salutations.
Sizzix - large scallop circle.
Water-coloured with versacolor cubes.
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All product available from Sir Stampalot
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I have enetered this for the following challenges:
Just magnolia - anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - don't be square
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Allsorts - Photo inspiration.

Hi, Happy Saturday everyone.
Thanks to all of you who entered my first challenge last week. Pop over to ALLSORTS to see if I picked you as one of my top 5, really sorry if I didn't - there were some awesome entries & I'm only allowed 5 faves.
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On to this weeks challenge!
The very talented Emma has chosen the theme, and she would like you to take inspiration from her photo, pop over to ALLSORTS to have a look at the photo & see what the DT have come up with.
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For my card I have made a round easel card,
I got the idea from the super talented Debbie Dolphin she does some awesome work.
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I have used:
LOTV - Fairy on tiptoe,
Basic Grey - Origins - so love this pad, gonna have to get another!
Butterfly punch,
Pearls,
Sizzix leaves - on base,
Nestabilites - Circles.
Wster-coloured with Versacolor cubes - As usual!
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Magical Tilda

Hello everyone, hope you all had a good week so far & are ready for the weekend, not long now!
Another quick post, this time using my new "Magical Tilda" available to pre-order from good ole Sir Stampalot this really is a fantastic shop, always friendly & loads of gorgeous stuff.
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I have also used;
K&Co papers.
Tim Holtz tag.
Sizzix architecural accents.
Martha Stewart pinking scallop.
Magnolia swirl - on star.
Watercoloured using veracolor.
Thanks for looking, hopefully see you bright & early Saturday morning for a new challenge at ALLSORTS
Hugz
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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Princess Tilda

Hello everyone.
Just a quick post with my new Tilda
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I have used Princess Tilda (available to pre-order from Sir Stampalot)
K&Co papers.
Prima flowers.
Nestabilites - Deckled ovals.
Martha Stewart - Pinking Scallop.
Water-coloured with Versacolor
&
Edge in Frayed Burlap & Brilliance Starlight silver.
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All products available from Sir Stampalot
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I have entered this into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - A sketch by Mina
Totally Gorjuss - Charming
Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Elodie in her garden

Good afternoon everyone,
The weather really can't make it's mind up today, it's windy here and the sun is desperatly trying to peep through the clouds.
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Mac has gone back to school - I do miss her when she's not here; but it gives me a chance to selfishly craft without her asking me to help her with her creations, lol
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I have made this card for my neighbour to give to her mum, it opens up to reveal pockets which she wanted to put some seed packets in as a small gift. Being a keen gardener I thought I would use Stampavie's - "Elodie" and I have masked her and used Whiff fo joy Background stamp. The greeting & punches are SU.
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Thanks for looking & hope you enjoy the rest of the day -
I'm off food shopping now Yipee - note of sarcasm there!!!!
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Hugz
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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Allsorts "In Stitches"

A very good morning to you all.
This week it's my first turn to pick the theme at ALLSORTS and I'm a little nervous.
I chose "stitches" whether they are real or faux.
The design team have made some stunning samples using designs from this weeks sponsor

Why not pop over and take a look!
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Here's my card

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I must admit I felt a little out of my comfort zone using just flowers as the main image,
but I am happy with the end product!
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I have used;
Fred she said -Tulip image,
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Forest  branches,
Martha Stewart - Arch lattice punch,
Nestabilies - Circles,
Label cut on cricut.
Kelly Panicci - Border stitches,
SU - sentiment
Image water-coloured with verscolor cubes
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Friday, 16 April 2010

"edrog" for sale

Hello everyone, such a glorious day we are having. I have no card to show you today but just wanted to share something that brought a smile to my face.
Mackenzie has had her friend Natasha round today & they wanted to play shops, they wrote up a price list of the various garden objects they had for sale.
At first I didn't know what an "edrog ornemunt" was until I saw this little fellow on their table
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They were also selling a tranperleen!!!
Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Saturday, 10 April 2010

It's all Petals & Pearls

Good Morning to one & all.
This week it's the very talented Brenda's turn to set the ALLSORTS challenge.
She's chosen "Petals & Pearls"
Take a look at the other DT work - it's fab!!!
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I've used a LOTV stamp "Wedding Couple" which I've had for some time, but never inked up until now.
Marth Stewart - Valentine Heart & Deep Vine Border punches,
Hero arts - Flowers
6 petal craft punch - to make main flower (my first attempt)
Nestabilities - labels 1 (on loan from Nicola)
SU - Scallop circle punch & backing papers
Sentiment is from printworks
Pearls from stash.
Image water-coloured using versacolor cubes.
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Thanks for taking time to have a peek,
Hope you have a good weekend.
Hugz
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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

It's Time to Bloom.

Good evening everyone, it's already mid-week!
Have had a great day today, got a little bit of crafting done round at Nicola's
whilst Mackenzie & Holly "cleaned out" the rabbits and played together!
Here is the card I made!
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I have used:
Magnolia - Tilda with spring bundler, Swirl (inside of card)
SU - sentiment, 3 flower punch & Punches for sentiment,
Sizzix - swirl,
Retro flower punch,
Nestabilities - Ovals & Scallop ovals,
Martha Stewart - Pinking scallop,
Papermania glitter brads,
Basci Grey - Origins.
Image water-coloured with versacolor cubes.
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I have entered it into :
Just Magnolia - Fold it,
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Thanks for popping by
Hugz
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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Remember to Smile!

Hello everyone, hope you all had a lovely Easter.
I have made a card using one of the sweet girls from the Greeting Farm.
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The flowers have been hand-made using  the retro punch, the brads in the centres have been given a touch of distressing, as I thought they looked too "new" for the style of card.
The backing papers is from a new pad by Joanne Sheene called Pastel Plaid & it is to die for, 40 sheets of different coloured plaid (may sound boring to some) but I just love it, it's right up my street!
I have also used a Martha Stewart border punch - Pinking Scallop.
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I have entered it into,
Cupcake challenge - Make your own flowers.
Roses on Paper - Layers
One Stop Craft Challenge - paper piecing
Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Saturday, 3 April 2010

A Walk In The Park

Hooray it's the weekend, which means,

A) There's a new challenge over at ALLSORTS,
B) Crafty Lou is doing a demo at Sir Stampalot 10am - 2pm. Get there if you can!!!
and
C) It's my Birthday tomorrow 39 + 2 years old, hehe
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Anyway less of my excitement and on to this weeks challenge at ALLSORTS,
It's the turn of the very talented Debs & she has set the challenge to use NO designer papers
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I have cut the card on my cricut using the WILD CARD cartridge
and covered the front in card from a brown file which is stamped with Inkadinkado's swirly flourish.
Sentament - Penny Black,
Background, Tilda & Rufus all Magnolia,
Flowers - Stamping Up, 3 flower punch,
Images water-coloured using versacolor cubes.
I have also "laced" up Tildas boots
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All stamps available from Sir Stampalot
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Thanks for looking - pop over to ALLSORTS to see the rest of the teams great work.

Hugz
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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Hello everyone,
Hope you're all nice & cosy - can't believe the horrible weather we are having!
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Just a quick post tonight, with a card I actually made on our crafty weekend away - way back in Feb.
Proof that we did get some crafting done - albeit very little!
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She was, at the time, one of my new Tildas, although she is from an older collection.
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Thanks for looking, Hope you all have a great Easter.
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Hugz
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