Tuesday, 24 March 2015

You and Me (Tiddly Inks) Wedding Card

Yes, it has been a little while since I last posted! Have been on a complete go slow for the last couple of months and have had a bit of break from crafting. Not to mention that I have been 'decluttering' and in the process my craft room is a tip! 

Anyway, my friend asked me to make her a card for a wedding she is going to in South Africa next week and I knew straight away which image I would use. This is You and Me from Tiddly Inks. I haven't coloured this before and I absolutely loved colouring it! Love how her hair turned out! 

I used my Spectrum Noir pens, colours as follows:
Hair: EB2M GB8, GB10, EB7
Skin: FS1, FS2, GB2, TN2, TN4
Suit: IG4, IG5, IG7, IG10

Other materials:
6x6 white card blank
5th Avenue papers by Melissa Frances
Acetate butterfly from Hunkydory
Pearl gems
Sentiment by Lili of the Valley
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Kraft card
Neenah White card

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are all well!!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

New Year New Me!

Yes, I know it is nearly the end of January (already!!!) but I started this new year by going back to Weight Watchers. Last year was pretty rubbish. Don't get me wrong, there were good moment but on the whole I was in no frame of mind to be dieting ..

Anyway, with that all behind me I am 'in the zone'. Had my third weigh in today and have lost 7.5 pounds over the last three weeks, which I am absolutely thrilled about! I am involved in a show at the moment that features quite a bit of dancing, so think that has helped and also been going to a Zumba class once a week, which is hard but gotta keep going! I am not naturally inclined towards any sort of exercise so this is good!

I saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago for keeping track of how much you have lost and how much you want to lose, not to mention it being a great motivator to get more beads in the jar! Got to get a bit of crafting in there ... 

As you can see, I still have quite a way to go but I am on my way!

Will keep you posted!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 ... January!

Hi There!

Not been around for well over a month and not really done much crafting, apart from some jewellery I made for Christmas presents. Will have to share those at some point! Anyway, so I thought I needed to get moving, so after spotting Tim Holtz's blog post I thought I would have a bash at the January tag. I have heard of the tags thing before but this is the first time I have entered!

I absolutely love Tim's work and although I don't do much of that kind of thing myself, I really want to make that my aim this year, think I am a bit scared but it is time to get messy! I have loads of Distress Inks and stash I can use so here we go ...

This is Tim's tag for January .. I think it is fab!

12 tags of 2015 - January | www.timholtz.com

Ok so my tag is nowhere near as good as this one but here goes ... 

Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Ticket Sentiments
Tim Holtz Bigz Clock Die
Inkylicious vintage script and postal mark stamps
Aged Ivory Frantage Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Selection of glittered/black numbers and letters from stash
Black gems

Thanks for stopping by and hope to share more of my messy makes with you!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

2015 diary!

A couple of weeks ago I was working on my own diary for 2015. I had seen lots of printables on Pinterest, which gave me the idea of making my own! I am so chuffed with how it turned out.

I used Craft Artist 2 software and the Plumberry Harvest digikit by Peppermint Creative.

Here is the front cover ...

And inside the front cover/birthday covers ... 

And for the main pages I have done the weekly planner on one side and a general notes page on the other ...

And the back (not very interesting but essential) ...

All attached together with some Woodware binder rings.

It was so simple to do, just arranged the layouts on Craft Artist and printed onto A5. Hole punched them all and attached together with the rings.

For the cover and the back, I printed them onto some Satin Paper from Crafter's Companion and then wrapped it around a more solid cardstock cut to A5 size and then cut a slightly smaller piece of paper to cover the workings on the inside (see second picture).

It is always difficult finding a diary that meets your needs or that you like, so why not make your own!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Bebunni Winner!

Well done to you:

Teddas Duxbury

You are the winner of the Bebunni stamp - please email me at lozzapops@googlemail.com with your address so we can get it sent to you!

Thanks to everyone who entered :)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Crafter's Companion Birthday Week Celebrations!!

This week is Birthday Week for Crafter's Companion and there are lots of celebrations going on, on Create and Craft, on the website and even here on my blog! There are some fabulous deals to be had so if you need to stock up on anything or just treat yourself, now is the time to do it!

Yes, you are in the right place, as the very generous team at Crafter's Companion are offering one lucky reader of my blog the chance to win this fabulous Bebunni stamp set!!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment below and I will pick a winner at random towards the end of birthday week. The competition will end at 8pm on 24th October!

Don't forget to keep an eye out after that time to see if you are the lucky winner as I will need your details so we can send out your prize!

Good luck to everyone!! And I hope you will join us for our celebrations this week!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Spectrum Noir Accreditation

Got some good news today! A little while ago I submitted my assessment to be a Spectrum Noir Accredited Colourist and I have finally got my email to say that I passed! Woo hoo!! So chuffed!

Here is my certificate :)

If you love your Spectrum Noirs and would like to take the assessment too, click here.

Until next time ...