Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

I may be a technology disaster right now but I can still schedule a little something to say....
A massive
to you all my lovely blogging friends!!!
Big hugs

Friday, 21 December 2012

Stampin for the weekend anything goes

Happy friday to you all! Yes this looks like another normal post from me!!! Don't kid yourself lol! This card was made last week for my wonderful friend who just recently had a beautiful baby boy, she already has 2 girls so has a family just like mine now. I had already photographed this card and put the pictures on my blog before the laptop broke so all I have to add is my waffle phew!
This is for our ANYTHING GOES  challenge over at Stampin for the weekend to finish off our challenges of 2012.
I have used stunning Tim Holtz shabby chic papers for my card with a lovely heart shaped doily, some lace and flowers from wild orchids, butterfly from little snippets and the rest is bits from my stash.
My beautiful butterfly baby image from Saturated Canary has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have used an SU flourish stamp in stormy sky DI around the outside. I love the fact this baby can be used for either boy or girl cards without any problem. This is Krista's charity image so if you haven't already had a chance to grab it please do!
Do check out what the rest of my teamies have made for this too!
And also a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my eldest today. Amelia is 12 (wow where did that time go?!) so we are having chinese and cake late (bye bye diet)
Thanks for coming by everyone massive hugs

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Saturated Canary a little photo inspiration

Happy thursday to you!
I  know,I'm sorry the laptop is still out of action and I am still up to my eyes in xmas preparations and birthday preparations! We are expecting my mum today too and then have a carol service at the high school tonight! I am working with what little technology I have so bare with me!
But for the last challenge of the year at Saturated Canary it's my choice and I chose a photo for inspiration here..
And here is what I made..
I have used some Tilda papers and some papers from stash with a stack of glittery bling today! 
My flowers and lace are wild orchids and my butterfly is little snippets with my sentiment coming from LOTV.
My darling image is whispy, she is one of the older canaries and still a fave of mine. Unfortunately some of my newer SC images are still stuck on the  evil laptop and I fear I may have lost them forever :( I don't back up everything as often as I should but my external harddrive still has lots on board! I have coloured whispy with prismas and added stickles to her wings and liquid pearls on her skirt.
Do check out what the rest of the team have made for this challenge with their stunningly talented creations!
Thanks for sticking by me through my technical issues! I hope 2013 brings me better luck with technology!
Massive hugs

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A poorly laptop and a sorry!

Hi everyone!
I'm sorry I have not been about. Although things are always busy at this time of year it has all taken a major down turn lately as my laptop has gone and got really sick!
I have no idea what is up with it and sinply can't afford to get it fixed. Hubby has been doing all sorts to get it sorted but as yet to no avail!
I am quite horrified at how much I rely on my sweet lappy and how sad I am that it has almost died on me!
I access my e mail through my Iphone but it isn't so good for blogging so I apologise for my lack of anything lately!
I can't even access my digi images or photo programmes so things are just not working well for me on the crafty front!
There is a new challenge tomorrow (weds) at both creative Inspirations and Divas by Design both are simply ANYTHING GOES but unfortunately I have nothing to show this time because of all my technical issues!
I am just massively thankful that Santa may just have something for my eldest daughter which I will be able to sneak the use of in the new year until I get my laptop back to a use able state again!
So my apologies for my absence friends, I can get some sporadic use of a pc occasionally and will do my best to post when I can!
Hugs everyone!
Rebekah xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Marvelous Magnolia Anything but a card

Happy Thursday everyone!
It's pretty cold here, no sign of snow yet but plenty of heavy frost. I wonder if we will have a white xmas?!
Anyway I have a little treat for you today! We have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and it is to make anything but a card. I normally go for a tag or box but I have been wanting to do a sweet tree for xmas (another one of those PInterest inspired things!)
So here it is..
I have used Lindt cookies and cream chocolates for my tree, I was going to do the standard red ones but these caught my eye mmm! They are stuck to a ball of oasis. The stick is a bamboo cane covered in ribbon and the metal bucket is just a standard galvanised one primed with gesso and painted. I have added blue ribbon to the base and white lace to the top.
Here is a close up of the chocolate tree top. It will be center piece to our xmas table for after the main meal!
Of course, though, this is a Magnolia event so I had to use some cute maggies to pretty it up..
This cutie has been coloured with prisma pencils and she has stickle sparkles and glamour dust on her wings, wand and halo but i'm afraid the poor light here doesn't really show that off to full effect!
This is one of my newest cuties! She is also coloured with prisma pencils. She has stickles on her stars and I have used chalk to create the background. I have also added some liquid pearls to her frame.
Now I think about it I should have probably added some butterflies around the bucket but thats an after thought for you!
Anyway do check out what the rest of the team have made as there are some stunners over there! You could also win a fab prize from Magnolia-licious or The ribbon girl if you join us this time!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone!
Big hugs

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Creative Inspirations Contemporary Xmas colours

Morning everyone!
Yes I am here honest! No sooner had I got hubby back to work that I had sick kiddies! I do slightly despair with doctors sometimes though. Hubby took Caleb to the out of hours service whilst I was at work on sunday only to be told that he had a cold and allergies and that we just needed to give him his inhaler more frequently. When I came home in the afternoon he was raging hot (39.3) he refused to eat or have lights on as it hurt his eyes and he just slept as much as possible! Allergies I think not! Monday he was sick a few times and his temp was still high but by Tues eve he managed to find his appetite and as started to get better (phew!) but so much for the doctors diagnosis!
Anyway that's a little about our family stresses and one of my reasons for such pityful blogging and crafting!
I have made a card for todays challenge over at Creative Inspirations, I do feel a bit of a lack of mojo though so need to hunt under some papers and stamps to find it! Our challenge is to use contemporary Xmas colours so no traditional reds or greens here.
We are sponsored by Stamp fairy who provided the DT with images to use..
I have used papers from a kaisercraft pack that I got free with an issue of simply cards and papercrafts. My flowers and jute are from WOC, my butterfly little snippets and my sentiment LOTV.
My image from Stamp fairy has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have added some stickles for the sparkly snow.
And I also had a lovely surprise over the weekend when the lovely Sarah e mailed me to say she thought she had seen my cards on Create & Craft TV! So I watched the segment on Little darlings stamps and what did I see?!!!!
Yes this was me taking a photo of the TV!!! My cards are the pink one on the bottom left and the bottom right one with the banners, these were my Saturated canary CHA samples which I have blogged before so you may recognize them! Ooo look at me all famous on the TV lol!
Thanks for sticking by me during this sporadic time of blogging! I do hope to find some time to get by some of your blogs to see your lovely creations soon!
Big hugs

Thursday, 6 December 2012

New challenge at Saturated Canary

Hi Everyone! Yes it's a bit like watching tumbleweed blowing in the wind over here isn't it?! I just finished all my hours at work and then got struck down with a nasty lurgy, typical! I guess it was better to be ill now rather too close to Xmas but then I could have done without getting ill at all!
I am much better now though, phew!
We have a new challenge for you over at Saturated Canary again and this time it is the theme of "hot chocolate and marshmallows" so interpret that how you like! Here is my card...
I have used dovecraft papers (piece of cake) which I have had for ages but just suited the colour scheme I wanted to use. My photo isn't fab due to the constant cloud cover and darkness these delightful winter months are bringing us, maybe one day I will get a daylight lamp!
I have also used a memory box snowflake wreath die, a mariannes tree die, flowers and rose trim from WOC with a sentiment from watzingmouse.
This is Winter Cocoa one of the recently released SC rubba stamps available at Little darlings and I have coloured her with prisma pencils. I have also used a magnolia snowflake stamp around the edge of my image.
I am also combining this with the new challenge over at Divas by Design which started yesterday and is "let it snow" so do check out what my teamies have made for that one.
Do also pop by the SC challenge blog and see the stunners that my SC teamies have made for this theme!
Thanks so much for popping by my blog!
Big hugs

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Challenge reminder at A gem of a challenge

Hello again friends!
Well its the weekend and I hope everyone has some good plans! For me I have another weekend at work but I am also having dinner with friends this evening. We have made it a xmas tradition where 5 of us get together and have a good old chat and xmas drink with a little pressie exchange and some nibbles but this year we are going for the full dinner, one of us is doing starter, one main, one side dish, one dessert and one drinks. I got the dessert mmmm! I have made gingerbread cupcakes but have also got a roulade to take for good measure!
Over at A Gem of a challenge we are still having our 2 wk challenge and this is my reminder post. Our challenge is paper piecing and here is my card..
I'm not so sure about this, my mojo seems to be taking a little back seat as I have been working so much with not so much crafting time. I'm sure I will get things to resume back to normal soon!
I have used basic grey papers with a mass of flowers and crown pins from Wild orchids. My butterfly is Kays Kreative Korner and my image, sentiment ticket and snowflake charm are all Pink Gem Designs.
I have coloured my angel Chloe with prisma pencils, although I have paper pieced both her dress and the kitty's dress and added some stickles sparkle to her wings. I have also used and SU flourish stamp in worn lipstick DI around the edge.
Do check out what the rest of the team have made over at the challenge blog, there is soooooo much inspiration!
Also Janet has put a tonne of festive digis and fabulous sentiments in the store right now so do go and check them out they are superb!
Thanks tonnes for coming by my blog!
Big hugs

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Marvelous Magnolia Monochromatic

Happy Thursday friends!
I am back for another challenge over at Marvelous Magnolia and it's one of my faves!!!
I do love a Monochrome challenge and I have chose to get all monochromatic with Pink today.
This card was actually a commission I made last wk with another i have already blogged. This Tilda was requested and I am so thrilled she was as I love her!!!
Isn't she just the cutest?! I used papers from Teresa Collins and Echo park for my card. I used my MS Hydrangea border punch (love this!) and a multitude of flowers from WOC and kort & Godt. The sugar and spice sticker is one I have had for a while along with my glittery number and my computer generated sentiment for personalisation.
I coloured my sweet Tilda with prisma pencils and machine stitched all my edges. I also used a little worn lipstick DI to the edges.
I loved making this pretty in pink creation!
Do check out what the rest of the team have made for this and why not jump in and try for a prize from..
I would also like to enter this into..
Tuesday throwndown lots of layers, Party time tuesdays anything goes, Top tip tues kids and teens, Simon says stamp anything goes, sweet stampin flowers, allsorts bring on the bling and Paper pretties girlie cards
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone and for sticking by me with this sporadic blogging behaviour!
Massive hugs

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Creative Inspirations Traditional xmas colours

Hey everyone!! I know I have been soooooooo absent recently! I have been working hard honest! Unfortunately not crafting though, I have been busy at work whilst hubby has been recovering from his op, he seems to be doing ok now after a pretty painful week but he is slowly on the mend.
I have a valued 2 days off, having worked the last 5 days and am back to work again tomorrow for the next 4 days.
However, it is challenge time again at Creative Inspirations and we want you to use Traditional Christmas colours (I am late with this sorry ladies internet was running super slow this morning!)
But I have not made a card this time (ooo shock!) I am becoming more and more inspired by xmas crafts around the home and lots of handmade goodies I am spying on Pinterest and facebook which i want to try my hand at so today I have a plaque to show you.
I am afraid I can't remember where I bought the plaque from, it was in a set of 3 and they really weren't expensive, just MDF plaques. I used some Gesso to prime and some white acrylic paint on the plaque which I then stamped with a magnolia snowflake stamp in Picket fence Distress ink and also inked the edges in vintage photo. I have used flowers and wooden reindeer embellishment from Wild orchids, rub on letters from KI and the rest from stash.
This was so super easy to make and it beats buying one right?! I am loving the idea of a handmade christmas!
Do check out what the rest of my teamies have made with the stunning traditional xmas colours!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog, despite my lack of blogging!
Don't forget there is a sparkly new challenge at Divas by design today too!
Big hugs

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Saturated Canary sketch time

Happy Thursday friends!
The week is shooting by yet again and now I am at work for 5 days on the trot (I know that's a normal working week, but for those of us who generally only work part time it's a big deal lol!) So if I'm not about visiting I apologise but I also have an invalid hubby to look after!
He had his vericose veins stripped from both legs Tues and was in hospital overnight, we only got him back yesterday morning and he is not a happy bunny! 
Did you enjoy that Saturated Canary new release blog hop then?! Wow what amazing stamps and just incredible talent showing them off! I'm in awe of all my SC DT teamies and of course those amazing guys at the Little Darlings DT too!
This time we have a fab sketch and this is what I have made..
I have made a xmas card with this super cute image! I have used Teresa collins papers again. Some lace and flowers from WOC, sentiments from Waltzingmouse and the rest from stash.
I have coloured my cute Saturated Canary Spritz image with prisma pencils and added some stickles to his wings and bell. I have used LOTV grunge postage stamps around the outside.
I would like to enter this into crafty creations xmas is coming, Delightful red and green, Stamp n doodle anything goes, OSAAT use a digi and  Kaboodle doodles buttons and bows.
Thanks for coming by folks and do check out what the rest of my team mates have made as they are stunners!
Big hugs

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

New challenge at Divas by Design

Good morning friends! Did you enjoy the Saturated Canary/Little darlings blog hop yesterday with the superb new releases? If you haven't had a chance to see them all pop HERE for my card and info about the hop!
A massive new welcome to a few new followers too! Just when I lost a couple a few more came in return so *waves* to you!!!!
Today, though, sees a new challenge starting at Divas by Design. We have a super surprise gift for our prize this week and our challenge to you is to use at least 2 different patterned papers, super easy huh?!
Here is my card for today..
This was another of my commissioned cards with this super sweet Magnolia image. The papers are Teresa Collins and Papermania. I have used flowers from WOC, chipboard number and girlie girl sticker from stash, butterfly from Kays kreative Korner with a computer generated sentiment for personalisation.
I have coloured her with prisma pencils and have created a soft cloud background with a cloud template and chalk though it isn't showing up too well in my photo!
I am entering this into...
Incy wincy hip to be square, Paper playtime anything goes, Creative card crew anything goes, Delicious doodles use fabric (there is gauze under the layers) and The squirrel and the fox anything goes.
Do check out what the rest of the team have made this wk for the fab challenge!
Thanks so much for coming by everyone!
Big hugs

CASE it challenge at Creative Inspirations

Hello friends, we have another CASE it challenge over at Creative Inspirations today and would you look at that it's time to CASE my card lol!
So here is the card I chose for everyone to CASE...
I can't give you all the details of my card as it is an oldie but I know those stunning papers are of course Black Market paper Society. My sweet image is Magnolia of course, coloured with prismas and I have slapped some crackle paint around my edges. I think my wooden butterfly is kaisercrafts? My flowers of course will be WOC.
I didn't CASE my own card (although I was tempted to join in!) because I have got a tonne of crafting to do and as hubby is off for 3 wks after his op yesterday I am in work practically full time over the next 2 wks to make up for the lost money!
Anyway I do hope my little card inspires you to do some CASEing and that you will check out what my teamies have done in the challenge.
Don't forget our DT call ends this saturday at midnight!
Big hugs

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

New release Saturated Canary rubber stamps BLOG HOP!!!!!

 Hello everyone! How exciting is this?!  We are celebrating a new Saturated Canary rubber stamp release today! 
They are just the cutest release of stamps and you are gonna love them! 
Pre-Orders are open TODAY!!! 
You can get the entire collection at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
   and many of your favorite craft stores around the globe.  
 For a little inspiration and to showcase these amazing images we have the most fabulous Blog Hop today with some fab prizes along the way if you are lucky but you must hop along everyone! 
The Little darlings DT and Saturated Canary DT have joined creative forces to give you an outstanding display of their artistic abilities. 
   We also have a special guest appearance by the ever so talented Claudia Rosa, whose work I'm sure you all know and love, I know I do her colouring is astounding! 
So what have I created for you? Well I am showcasing Lil Ladybug (uber cute!)
I have used papers from Echo park, lace and flowers from Wild orchid crafts, ladybug charm from stash, Butterfly from Kays Kreative Korner and sentiment from SU.
I have coloured this adorable image with my prisma pencils and edged in worn lipstick DI with some SU flourish stamping around the edge, she is just too cute right?!
Don't forget to hop along and leave some lovely comments to show you have been to visit everyone and take in all the awesome talent with these wonderful images! Happy hopping friends!
Massive hugs