Wednesday, 20 February 2019

LOTV - another sneak peek...

Hi all... I'm back with another sneak peek at the new spring launch from Lili of the Valley, there are an abundance of super cute animals available in rubber and digi format. The rubber stamps will be launched this Friday at the Farnborough show, then a week later they will be available in digital format from the LOTV Etsy store.

this is Party Parade from the Fluffy Birthday set




Again I've teamed the image up with the Lawn Fawn perfectly plaid spring papers and coloured with the following copics..

Mouse - E43, E42, E41, R20, E11, E21
Rabbit - W5, W3, W1, W0, E11, E21, E42, E41, white gel pen
Hedgehog - E47, E49, E34, E37, E41, E42, E43,
Grass - YG11, YG17, YG23
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Blue - B05, B04, B01
envelope - E81 and blender

back soon with a couple of Easter makes

thanks for stopping by

hugs Debs x

Saturday, 16 February 2019

LOTV - Spring Release


Hi all... I'm back again sharing another card with one of the new spring launch from Lili of the Valley, there are an abundance of super cute animals available in rubber and digi format. The rubber stamps will be launched at the end of this month at the Farnborough show, then a week later they will be available in digital format from the LOTV Etsy store.

this one is from the "Spring Sweeties" set



I just adore this cute Bunny - perfect for birthdays, thanks you etc etc...

I've teamed the image up with Lawn Fawn - perfectly plaid spring and Sugar Pea Designs spots and stripes pastels papers with my usual doodles

sentiment is also LOTV from the "Sunny Days" set.

I've coloured with the following copics 

Rabbit - E37, E33, E31, E30

Rabbits ears - E21, E11

Belly and tail - E42, E41, E40 white gel pen

Grass/Leaves - YG11, YG17, YG23

Blue - B01, B02, B04

Orange - YR15, YR16

Back soon with another sneak peek


thanks for stopping by


hugs Debs x

Monday, 11 February 2019

Hunkydory Review - Part 1 - First Impressions

Morning all, I was approached recently to write a review on some of Hunkydory's products. I've decided to split this down, part 1 being first impressions :-)

I selected a range of products that best fit my style and will be back later to speak about overall quality/performance :-)

So..on to my selections...


the pack includes 4 shaped cards, envelopes and A5 sheets of acetate and feel good quality although a little smaller than I imagined, but i'm really looking forward to having a play as I've never made a box card :-) In regards to the website, it would have been nice to have some examples of the finished projects.


 48 sheets of double sided 8" x 8" papers, I love the design of these papers, they are of a good thickness, my only criticism would be that they have a slight gloss finish, rather tahn a matt finish as i'm used to so i'm unsure how they will photograph.



I'm really impressed with these, the packets were much larger than I imagined and come in a good selection of colours and sizes. I think these are excellent value for money.




This as A6 set of clear stamps, although A6 - which should have given it away - they were much smaller than I anticipated, that being said I think they will be a perfect size for the box card and are very sweet. The stamps themselves feel fairly sturdy unlike some other clear stamps I've had that have been on the flimsy side. I plan to make a couple of projects with these and will let you know more then on how they stamp.

I'll also be testing some double sided tape (£1.20) and foam strips (75p)

Overall, I'm really pleased with my selections and feel they are all good value for money.
I must also say it was really difficult choosing the products to work with as there is such a fantastic selection on site, not only from Hunkydory, but other well known companies too :-)

thanks for stopping by, i'll update you all when i've had a play.

hugs Debs x



Saturday, 9 February 2019

LOTV Spring Launch - Sunny Days

Happy weekend crafty peeps... last month was stupidly busy for me so yesterday i had a much needed day off crafting :-)

Today I'm sharing a card with one of the new spring launch from Lili of the Valley, there are an abundance of super cute animals available in rubber and digi format. The rubber stamps will be launched at the end of this month at the Farnborough show, then a week later they will be available in digital format from the LOTV Etsy store.

This cutie is from the "Sunny Days" set :-)


This is on a 6" x 6" base to give you an idea of the rubber stamp size. Papers are from an older MME pad"Sunny" and the sentiment is from my stash.

I've coloured with the following copics..

Watering Can - BG11, BG70, BG72, E33, E31
Leaves and Grass - YG11, YG17, YG67, G29
Flowers - E42, E41
Red - R22, R27, R29
Yellow - Y11, Y15, Y17
Bear - E41, E42, E43
Sky - B00, B02

I'll be back later in the week to share a gorgeous bunny. Make sure you're a member of our facebook group - We love Lili of the Valley, where you can share your creations and find more inspiration from the lotvdt :-)

thanks for stopping by

hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

A Tiddly Tiddly...

Hi crafty peeps...after the longest month ever lol it's time for our new challenge over at Tiddly Inks...you may have guessed from my title but if the tiddly Tiddly didn't give it away..

This months challenge is....
ATC Fun!!
yes! It's time for creating ATC cards (some call them ACEOs).
 These little works of art are 2.5 x 3.5 inches so get your cardstock cut and play away!!
 (**remember...you MUST use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image **)

I've coloured up one of the super cute Little Valentines :-)



I've used up some scrap papers with a few gems and coloured with the following copics..

Skin - E33, E21, E11, E51, R20
Hair - E49, E47, E43
Blue - B97, B95, B93
Pink - R81, R83, R85, SN clear sparkle pen
Turquoise - BG11, BG13, BG15
Grey - W1, W3, W5

aren't they just an adorable little couple?..
make sure you check out my awesome teamies inspiration too

can't wait to see your creations

thank for stopping by
hugs Debs x


Thursday, 17 January 2019

A little Leopard print....

Hi crafty peeps...as my friend turned 40 at the weekend she decided that this will be the year of leopard print...and being a fan of Vicky the Viking, i decided i'd Wryn - Viking to you, a more unusual look - for a viking anyway :-)



this was my first attempt at leopard print and i'm really pleased with how it turned out :-)

I kept the card clean and simple as i wanted the image to be the main focus :-)

Wryn is coloured up with the following copic colours...

Skin - E33, E21, E11, E51, R20
Hair - E11, E15, E18, E08, E29
Horns - E43, E42, E41
Belt - W7, W5, W3
Horn tufts - E49, E47, E17, E43
Clothing - E47, E43, E42 - coloured first then added leopard print detail with E49 and a black fine liner

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Don't forget you also have plenty of time to enter our Tiddly Inks Challenge this month, which is anything goes 

Hugs Debs x

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Tiddly Challenge - Anything Goes

Hi crafty peeps... Happy New Year!!... we are easing you in with a super easy Tiddly Inks Challenge - Anything Goes

I'm sharing the super gorgeous Pearls Birthday which can be found in the "What's New" section of the store.

First up a close up of that fabulous hair :-)


I love colouring "big hair" 


I've teamed her up with some older Gorjuss Girls papers from my stash, finished up with my usual doodling.

I've coloured her up with copics then added a little extra depth with my polychromos, which I've listed below.

Skin - E33, E21, E11, E51, R20
Hair - V09, V06, V05 and Mauve(249) polychromo for added depth
Pearl - B01, BG10, V01, BV31, V91 - clear sparkle pen
Tail - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49, G43, G46 and Deep Cobalt Blue(158), Prussian Blue(246), Cobalt Green(156)

I've also added a few dots of white gel pen :-)

Thanks for stopping by...looking forward to seeing your gorgeous makes

hugs Debs x

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