Friday, 29 December 2017

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hi lovely followers,

I thought I'd share something a little different with you today, another of my hobbies that is not crafting !! LOL I hear you cry does she do something other than craft? Well actually yes!!
I have always been a big fan of Alice in Wonderland, I love the story no matter how bizarre and the characters just make me chuckle and I often find there are many people you meet in life that have some or often many of the weird and crazy attributes of a Wonderland inhabitant. Oh how Alice must have loved to find herself in such and amazing world. I had a few books back in October and now I have about 30 and my collection in growing. 
I blame all of this on a number of things:
  1. Lewis Carroll
  2. Me for liking slightly weird crazy stuff
  3. Book illustrators
  4. Karen Argent, the Director of The Letterpress Project. My Mum, friend Annabel and her Mum and I attended a talk by this fascinating lady who among other booky things collected Alice in Wonderland books. LOL they were just amazing and I got to thinking that OK I collect my fairies but what about one of my favourite books with incredible illustrations?
  5. Annabel Haines... my friend not sister!!! who has a nose and eye for finding Alice books in every charity shop and bookstore in existence and who had helped add many more to get my collection going.

Did you know that there are hundreds of different versions interpreted by a variety of illustrators? There are also many version of the story.. I read one recently which combined lots of other fairy tale characters with Alice who had returned to Wonderland to stop the Ace of Spades who was taking over and removing the Wonder from everyone and everything to make Wonderland like the land where Alice came from !!  Bit of a message there!! 
It was called Alice takes back Wonderland by David Hammons. 

So to follow here is my little collection so far...

These two are by the same author and illustrator but are completely different inside. The smaller has pages that are like boards and the larger is like a proper book. Both are amazing

This I saw in the Britsih Library last year and it was sooooo expensive until I came home and found it for nearly half the price. Beautiful illustrations inside.

This one I first saw in Waterstones but it was so badly damaged I just didn't buy it, then I had it from the lovely Susan for my birthday. It pull out all around like a star shape with a 3D scene in each arm of the star. Awesome

The above is a lovely jigsaw book, every illustration is also a jigsaw. A great find in Webbs garden centre

 All the above are a selection of marvelous pop up books. I just love pop up books they intrigue me sooo much, they are just so clever.

Thats them all so far. I'm sure there will be plenty more to collect. Annabel and I are always on the look out for them. At least its not hard to buy me a pressie. This post will also remind me about which ones I actually have to. LOL bound to forget. I also have 100 Alice postcards that my Mum bought my for Christmas and a set of playing cards that Annabel bought me a few years ago .. OH and an Alice shopping bag, fridge magnets and torch!!

So... Why is a Raven like a writing desk?

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Awesome dies

Hi buddies,

I've been having aplay with some of the new craft dies from our Nikky at Polkadoodles.
Wowzers they are just awesome and they cut so brilliant and first time. Loveeeeee !!

You can find all the new dies here at the store

I've used Winnie Ballerina with the new paper pack that goes with her beautifully to, the scenic landscapes, stitched circles and fabulous mitred things together with the lamp post and super springs

I made 2 little scenes. The tree is made from the Fabulous mitred things in this one
together with papers from Winnie special moments

In this one the papers are from Winnie White Christmas included the embossed white one for the clouds behind her.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Little Monsters - Fuzzpea, Monster To Do List and Planner

Hello again, I hope you've been keeping up with the Monsties from Polkadoodles.
This is my last post with my projects with these munchies.

Don't forget there are digi downloads and real live stamps and paper pads in this collection. This is a first for our Nikky she normally does one of the other so how lucky are we!!?
 You can find it all right here at the store

Check out the Top Banana deal here

Today I've actually got 3 projects for you. Told you I got carried away with this one...

So here goes firstly: Boo!!! did he scare you? Aah!! how could he look at that cute furry monstie, this is Fuzzpea.
I coloured him with copic after placing him on one of the digi papers as a background. I then cut him out with circle dies and added a sentiment from the download and a monster eyeball.

Secondly, I've had this really huge pad lying about for ages looking very drab and boring with huge great spirals on it. So I thought I know like I need another note pad I'm going to turn this into a Monster To Do List so I used on the of the digi papers added some lines and a title and the pre-coloured lay monsters from the download to make a front cover then added some ribbon to the spirals.

And last but not least my planner page because you need a monster planner page in your life especially to start off the new year. I used all pre-coloured images and made then ion to stickers printing them onto A4 sticker paper then decorated my new January 2018 planner spread. Great way to start the new year!!

Entered into challenges

Friday, 22 December 2017

Little Monsters - Ivy and Pip

Hi there monster lovers!!

I'm back again to day with some more Polkadoodles monsteriness for you

Here's my second two projects to share with you. Now these two critters are our Stamp of the Month. so they are only available as stamps and are for pre-order. There are also some lush paper pads and sentiment stamps to. So head on over to the store and take a look

Check out the Monster deal  to

This is Pip, aaah aint he just the cutest monster and that paper wow as soon as I say it I knew I had to use it. This is from the paper pad which is amazing quality. The sentiment is from stamp set 2.

My second project is using Ivy she's also our Stamp of the month. Now don't you just need to get yourself a monster outfit like this and a monstie pet to. I used papers from the digi download for this one and these were also used to make my monster tree which is also using the Cherry Blossom Branch die from Polkadoodles which you can find here

Entered into challenges

Winnie White Christmas - Crafty Ribbons

Hello everyone,

Not many sleeps to go now... so who's getting excited then waiting for the big man to come.

Time for a new challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog, Anything goes and this week we're sponsored by Crafty Ribbons. Come and join us with your fabby doo makes
This is my last make for this challenge, I will be sad to leave all my teamies but moving on to other stuff..

Go check out the crafty ribbons store sooo much scrummy stuff over there.

So because crafty ribbons are our sponsor I get to choose any image in my stash to use with some ribbon to make a project. I love the new Winnie White Christmas so I'm going to use that one and this oh so cute image you can find it right here at the store

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Little Monsters

Hi there crafty buddies,

So hands up all of you who remember the Monster Mash !! Lol what a great song. I love a good monster don't you and to be honest they don't have to be cute and cuddly all the time they just make me chuckle.
Well guess what Polkadoodles have some great new monsters out today to get your creative scariness going. There are digital downloads and real stamps to. I can't stop playing with them they're just so useful.You can find them here at the store:

Check out the Top Banana Deal to

Here's my first two projects to share with you, more to come over the next few days to.
I made a bit of a CAS card for this one, using one of the digital papers which I took into My Craft Artist and cut out a circle and them faded that out to make the background. I used one of the fab quotes and another of the papers to make a platform for my monster to stand on. The monster is one of the digi stamps which I coloured with copics.

For this one I made a pop up box with 2 of the digi papers back to back to make the box using a Lawn Fawn die. I coloured my monsters with copic and added them to my box with a sentiment from the collection to. LOL just look at their teeth or lack of, how can you not love them!!

Entered into challenges

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas Bunny

Hi crafty buddies,

Its sooo close now. I just love Christmas especially the food and drink and giving people surprise pressies and hoping the like them and that you haven't bought their most hated author or singer or the
stamp set they've already got!!

Time for a new challenge over at Sheepski Designs Facebook group, Anything Goes with a Sheepski image would love to see you enter.

I've chosen to use this lovely new BUNNY!!! yeah

You can find this lovely right here in the store

I've coloured him with pencils and used some already embossed card to create a little scene for him to sit on in my snowglobe.

Snowy Christmas presents

Hi crafty buddies,

Don't you just love penguins? me to sooo cute....I would quite like one as a pet can just imagine them following you about the house, picking up the odd fish and helping with the dusting!!

So Conie Fong has some real cute penguin images and this little fella is Snowy Christmas presents
you can find him right here at the store

Did you know?
The biggest species is the emperor penguin at 4 foot tall, whilst the smallest species is the blue penguin (also known as the little or fairy penguin) at just over a foot tall.

I've coloured him with copics and made him into a snow globe and  and added some glitter sticky stuff. Sorry its not photographed well after numerous attempts but i think you get this gist!!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Lilly Ice Skating

Hi crafty peeps,

Back into Winter mode again today with this lovely new release from Moonflower Digi Stamps this little beauty is Lily Ice Skating.

Did you know?
Before people began to develop artistic expression through skates, they used them as a practical form of transportation. Thousands of years ago, residents in Finland strapped animal bones to their feet to glide across frozen lakes rather than walk around them. Scientists believe they might have also used wooden poles to propel themselves forward. Metal blades didn’t arrive until the 13th century. 

You can find her here at the store

I coloured her with copics
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21, E04 Hair C3, C1 Dress B12, B01, B000, Scarf, RV02, RV000
Card and flowers from my crafty stash

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Happy Xmas - Scrappers Delights Advent on Kit & Clowder

Hi everyone,

Kit and Clowder are hosting some fabulous advent events for your favourite digi companies. Today is the turn of the lovely Janice at Scrapper's Delights.
She has created this beautiful freebie Happy Xmas image especially for this occasion isn't she just beautiful.  There is also a game and coupon code. Head over to the main post on Kit and Clowder to join in the fun.

I've created a mini planner spread using the image which I coloured with copics and some of the fabulous Xmas Unicorn planner kit to so love this colour palette right up my street.
Copics used
Skins E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair C3, C1, C0
Cloak B04. B01, B1, B00, B000 and glitter pen
Skirt and belt R21, R20, R11

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Penguin Parade

Hi crafty friends

Oh my buddies, we've had some SNOW!!! LOL the most I can remember for a few years to... It started on one day then we had a little rest and then OH my did it snow the day after. We've had about a foot of it. Every garden table looks like a large cheesecake. The puppy loves it but the kitties, well they are so not impressed but they get to lie in front of the fire or on the radiators while the rest of use clear it from the drive and try to rescue majorly dropping plants and trees in the garden.
So today I've got some cute penguins for you from the lovely Conie Fong and her fabulous new release. You can buy them individually or as a trio.
Check them out in the store

I coloured them with copics and added some freebie download paper and a sentiment with a few wintery flowers and a sparkly bow.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Winter Wendy

Hi crafty friends

Well I'm another year older now lovelies, having had my ...... birthday last week. How old!!! LOL still feel like a teeneager, a shame my body bits don't feel that way to. Why oh why does everything head south as you get older. Still here's some cheeriness from the lovely Conie Fong and her fabulous new release, aint she a pretty girlie. This is Winter Wendy

There are 3 versions of her over in the store so why not go and take a look

I coloured her with copics and added some freebie paper I had in a magazine with some flowers and ribbon from my crafty stash. I cut her out using a Polkadoodles die
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21, E04  Hair E43, E57, E53, Top R85, R83, R21, Scarf and hat BV04, BV02. BV000

Friday, 8 December 2017

Horace and Boo

Hi crafty buddies,

Today we've got a new challenge starting over at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge, Anything Goes and great PD stuff to be won.

The DT are doing Not a card so even though I know we're not far off the big guy coming down the chimney I decided to go for my little guy Max or Maxie to his friends. He's our super cute German Shepherd puppy and this is him at 8 weeks old now he's a bit bigger and nearly 19 weeks old.
I've teamed him up with the pawsome Horace and Boo Collection and made a scrapbook page using elements from the collection. As we have 2 kitties I thought this was absolutely purrfect

You can find it right here at the store

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Rein spaniel and Wrapped up Greyhound

Hi lovelies,

To end the year we've got a challenge over at The Crafty Addicts Facebook Group sponsored by our Annabel of Knitty Kitty digis, this fabby doo images are just purrfect and pawsome.
come and join us Anything Goes:

I've chosen to use 2 of the Not cats images Rein spaniel and Wrapped up Greyhoud

Check them out at the store

I coloured them with copics and then made a little winter scene a die from Sheena Douglass

Wrap up warm

Hi everyone

Time for a new challenge over at The Crafty Addicts. Anything Goes as always and this month we have an optional theme of non traditional Christmas colours. Would love to see you enter.

'This month we are sponsored by Polkadoodles, wooww so many images to choose from. I've chosen an image from Winnie White Christmas I just love this collection, this is Wrap up warm and I've coloured the image with copics and used some of the fabulous papers and embellies to make a dashboard for my planner.

You can find the image here at the store but you can also get the whole download collection to

This will be my last post for The Crafty Addicts and Annabel and I are handing the Challenge Blog over to the wonderful Fiona Walker who as many of you may know is a very experienced challenge blog lady so we are leaving it an more than capable hands.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Cool Couple

Hi everyone,

Kit and Clowder are hosting some fabulous advent events from your favourite digi companies. Today is the turn of the lovely Andrea at Sheepski Designs. She's offering this cute Cool Couple for you check out the Kit and Clowder group.

Such a beautiful penguin image especially for this occasion its just too cute.
I coloured it copics
Copics used
Penguins W9, W7, W5, W3
Sky B95, B97, B99