Monday, 18 August 2014

Creative Bloggers Hop

Good morning my lovelies, 
I have been asked by the lovely and very talented Squirrel
my boss and DT buddy over at Without Words Challenge,
you haven't heard of Without Words Challenge then please stop 
by we won't bite i promise :)
if I would like to be apart of a Creative Bloggers hop, Which is 
a continuous hop every Monday with a host of inspirational 
bloggers taking part.

Its relatively easy all you have to do is answer four questions!!.
Thats kinda of easy if you are confident in the piece's you create.
If I haven't lost you yet :) then here are the answers to my four questions.

1. What are you working on at the moment?

Ive been working on getting a few up and coming Birthday cards 
ready and my DT cards done a couple of months in advance, 
because we are getting a new playmate for our boy Dexter next Monday
and she's a handful already lol.
I am also working on perfecting hair colouring, I haven't managed it yet
so I guess I will have to practise .
I am trying to be completely happy with my work, for me
its a near impossible task.

2 How does my work differ from other in my Genre?

To be honest i don't think it does, I just
do what feels comfortable to me, I did try to use more 
embellishments such as dies and flowers but I'm never 
really sure if its too much or not enough, so what I tend to do is put the 
card on the mantle and  if it looks good from the distance then
 thats how it stays.

3. Why do I Create what I do?

Completely addicted to Stamps and Digi's and paper, my paper 
addiction started when I was young, I was never an artist but 
I just loved paper, then Create and Craft TV and the internet
came along and that was it, it opened up a whole new world for me,
and my DH wallet to the fantastic
world of craft, I saw people like myself, not artists in the 
way of Van Gogh or Monet, 
but artistic, they could make beautiful cards and things and 
they could colour amazingly and had a an eye for colour.

4.How does your creative process work?

To be really corny now, its to see the look on the peoples faces
when they open their card, I try to be specific for the person that I 
make the card for, if they love Animals them they get cute and fluffy and so on, 
I'm also a temperamental crafter if I'm not happy then I cannot make a thing 
if I pick up a Copic and the colouring goes wrong then I just 
walk away and come back tomorrow if you get my drift. 

So now its my turn to nominate, there are supposed to be three
nominee's, I have at the moment only one,
I was very late asking two very lovely ladies last night,
I've been suffering from headaches a little this week and thats why 
my asking was so last minute, I am still awaiting their reply and I 
will update my post as soon as they do so.

I've been a fan of Coop's work since I joined Do crafts back in 2007
she is also Word Bird. I nominated coops because, I love the clean lines
on her cards her use of colour and colouring
 and how she embellishes them too, she is one of my 
embellishment heroines.
What inspires me even more about Coops is that she is a  
working Mum and she still finds time to craft and make 
beautiful works of art.

Thanks for reading through until the end
and thanks so much for stopping by
Have a great day my friends
Hugs Bridget :) xx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Its Use a previous Challenge at Without Words .........


Good morning my lovelies hows things with
you! are you having a lovely summer so far,
Ive just started my summer holidays, so I might 
Just get so Christmas cards made and have a 
bit of a play also. Now onto the challenge.

For this month's Without Words challenge 
you can 
Use a Previous Challenge Theme
 please remember peeps that this is a 
CAS colouring challenge, so your image must be hand 
coloured in any medium you wish, so come on over and join
the fun put your skills to the test push the boundaries
don't be scared after all its just a piece of paper.
If you don't feel inspired pop by the blog and see the amazing 
cards made by my DT buds,
 they are amazing seriously amazing :) 

We have an awesome prize up for grabs this month
too and its a £10 shop voucher from Bunny Zoe Crafts 
you will find lots of goodies at Nikki's
store and the postage rates are very competitive.

This is my DT inspiration piece I didn't have to think to 

hard about which challenge i would be using 
I chose last months theme Cute & Fluffy 
I used this theme because I have so adorable stamps
that I haven't gotten around to inking up.
The stamp is a LOTV Fabulous Flower
I coloured the image with Copics, the papers are from
October Afternoon's Thrift Shop paper pad.
  

The colours i used are as follows

Sky: B0000,00,01
Clouds: C01, B60, BV23
Grass: YG 63, 67, 97, 99, 
Sunflower: Y35, Y11, Y13, E25, YG 99, 63, 67
Puppy Dog: E33, 35, 37, 30,
Bunny: C00, 01, 03, 05,

So peeps why not come on over and give it a 
go if you never try you'll never know exactly 
what you are capable of achieving.
I woulds like to a huge Thank You to you for
stopping by and for any wonderful comments 
you may leave,
It really really means alot :) so Thanks again.
So have some fun but take care doing so
Be safe TTFN





Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hi Peeps,  I hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far its now day 3 and its been a very
happy experience for me, I have thoroughly enjoyed myself,

Today I had fun playing with these adorable stamps, Autumn Fox Kit  By artist Crissy Armstrong &
SC Designs, Feather & Flourish.
 Autumn Fox Kit has been coloured this time using Copics, I also coloured the leaves in autumnal colours for this one, I wanted to show you that you could use Autumn Fox Kit, for Spring or Summer too, I guess you could even use it for Christmas cards if you kept the Fox white :).
 I used the Feather & Flourish stamps to make the backgrounds, with a mixture of distress inks and Brilliance Archival Pigment ink pads.

 I hope you will come along and join us for some fun now for day 3 of the bloghop.


Whimsy Stamps July release BLOG HOP!

The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new July release stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

The hop starts today (Wednesday July 9th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday July 11th at 12.00pm noon ET.

If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Iris's blog.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:



PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment HERE and at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday July 11th.

For today's project, I have inked up .....






















So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $25 gift certificate.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!
Have fabulous fun day 


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Whimsy Release and Bloghop

Hi Peeps, I am delighted to announce that I have been chosen as a Guest DT, for Whimsy Stamps, for  July and the chance to showpiece their new release.
I had fun playing with these adorable stamps, just like I hope you will come along and join us for some fun now in this awesome bloghop.
Did I mention that there is also a chance to win a $15 gift certificate, all you have to do to enter is drop by all the blogs and give the ladies some love with a fabulous comment.

Welcome to Day 2 of the ...
Whimsy Stamps July rubber stamp and die release!

This week Whimsy Stamps is releasing 14 new red rubber stamp/stamp sets and 4 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all selected Whimsy Stamps retailers ... TOMORROW!


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw.

Yesterday we sneak peeked the new Elisabeth Bell, Time For Tea Designs and Raindrop Echo Designs products. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Wee Stamps and SC Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog!


For today's project, I have inked up ..... 

Crissy Armstrong "Autumn Fox Kit" AND Wee Stamps "Oak Tree Girl"











So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:


Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the release day grand hop!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Monday, 7 July 2014

It a month of Cute and Fluffy at Without Words

Good morning my lovelies its a lovely day
here in Cornwall today, might have a couple of showers
during the day but at least the temperature's will be cooler,

Its the 1st Monday of July and its time to tell you peeps about
the Without Words Challenge, this month the theme
is Cute and Cuddly,
 so get out your Pro Markers, Copics, Prisma's
and your Poloychromo's or any other colouring medium
 and join in the fun, there is also a £10 Crafters Companion

in store voucher for one lucky winner, also a 
Top Three spot up for grabs.

Here is my DT piece for this month


I used Summer Pony by artist Crissy Armstrong
for  Whimsy Stamps I coloured
this adorable stamp with Copics and Polychromos
the DP are from Pursuit of Happiness Pad from
Trimcraft.

The colour palette is 
Summer Pony, WG 9, 7 ,5,
Roses and Numnah, R 81, 83, 85, 89,
Grass, YG 63 ,67 , 95, 97
Sky, B 0000, 00, 01, 02
Clouds, C00, 1, B60, BV31.

I would like to share a secret with you. I'm 
so excited about this and i've been bursting to tell you, I won a
   guest DT spot with Whimsy Stamps for the month of July, 
and tomorrow there is going to be a New Release and a
Blog hop, so I hope you will come by and have fun with us
there is a $15 Whimsy Stamps Store Voucher up for grabs for one lucky
commenter all you have to do to win the voucher is take part 
in the Blog hop and leave a comment
on all the lovely ladies partaking in the bloghop.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments
 you might leave also for taking the time to read this post it means alot,  
you peep Totally Rock :) xx


Friday, 4 July 2014

A blast from the past...Mikey

Good morning blogging buds how has life been 
treating you, All good I hope!
 I would like to say a Happy 4th of July to 
my US blogging buds have a lovely holiday weekend.

Here is my blast from the past I must have bought these digi's 
about 5 years back,  I bought them from
Charmed Cards and Crafts
Its the Mikey Collection I used them a few times,
but never had the nerve to post them here, I guess its because
they weren't particularly great,
heres a card I made for a Teacher he kinda looks
like Mikey lol.  I think also that Mikey can be used
for the older gentleman too.



Have a fantastic weekend peeps and Thank you so much for stopping by 
Its means alot :) xx
Have fun see you all soon :) xx



Saturday, 14 June 2014

The sky is on Fire

Hello my lovelies how are you all on this lovely Saturday
I 'm feeling much better for having a good nights sleep.
Its a beautiful morning here in Cornwall the sun is awake
but to accompany the sun, there is a cooling breeze
that makes a day quite perfect.

The card i'm sharing with you peeps this morning 

 I made using a digi  available from A Day for Daisies its called 
Braid in my Hair I coloured her with Copics 
but wanted to leave her CAS, the coloured 
background was created using Sennelier l'aquarelle 
watercolours.
 I tried to use colours that went well
with the pink in her top and the black of her, 
so I could get the best contrast, I finished the outer
side of the image with a TH Mahogany DI.


I hope you have a lovely weekend my friends,
Im off now to do my DT pieces and to get a couple of birthday 
card made for later this month. 

Thank you all so very much for popping in to see me
and for any inspiring comments that you may leave
It means a lot.....Mwah.....

Have fun & take care lovelies