Sunday, 29 August 2010

Cowgirls Are Hopping Today


Yippee Today is the "New Release" Blog HoP to show you the fabulous new flower images by CJ!!!! I got to Play with a great image called "Wishing Well" and I JUST LOVED IT. You can get this and the rest of images At The Store. If your following the trail you should have arrived here from the lovely Annette's. If not(and you want to join in) just PoP Over to Cowgirl's UP Sunday Challenge Blog for the start. You need to visit all the stoPs along the trail (in order) to collect the hidden letters that make uP the sentence you need to email in to be included in the Blog HoP Candy draw.

For my Project with this image I thought I would try something a bit different and have made an enveloPe gift bag.

The Challenge this week at Cowgirls Sunday StamPin Challenge is following the theme of the new releases and we want you to make your own FLOWERS. I made this rose and Put glossy accents and glitter in the middle which I dont think shows very well on the Photo. Sorry:-( 

You dont have to enter the HoP to be in with a chance of winning this weeks challenge (though I cant see why you wouldnt want to) and this fabulous Prize from our regular sponsor Crafty Ribbons plus of course some images from CJ.

You now need to hoP on over to Carrie's to see her gorgeous creation, but dont forget to take a note of my hidden letter before you go!.

Stampin For the Weekend Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Hot Hot Hot

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Couple of quickies Not

Thought I would make a couple of quick cards this evening and get out some of my very neglected stamps - and then remembered I had some new ones that hadnt even seen ink!!!!!!

This stamp is from Kanban, which I have decorated with Swarovski gems. Martha Stewart punch and an Archival stamp pad.

Only thing is it has taken me three hours to make these two, dont ask me why cause they are very simple!
On the bottom of the easel I have used a aflourish stamp from Anna Griffin, now this is a really neglected set of stamps I have had them about three years and used only one or two a couple of times :-(

This is the other one I made.

Papercutz Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Sparkle and Shine
Stampin for the Weekend Anything goes

Monday, 23 August 2010

Im not ageing, Nana Vic DT

Just a quick post before bed - I made this Post it note holder and card using a freebie from Nana Vic, the sentiment isnt too clear on the photo but it reads 'Im Not Ageing Im Marinating' and cant we all relate to that!

I'm going to enter this into Simon Says Make a Gift.
Paper Cutz Anything Goes
Charisma Cards Die Cuts
Stampin for the Weekend Anything goes

Friday, 20 August 2010

Boot Home

Just couldnt resist making another card with the fab boot house frm Zoe at Make it Crafty with the seraphina mice as I think they just go so well together. The boot of course is a digi image rest of the piccie are stamps from the Seraphina set. Coloured with Copics. The fence I stamped four times and made the gate to open, flowers and grass are also from the set.

Here you can see the gate open.


Fab n Funky Flower Power

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Nana Vic DT

Here's NanaVic on her Jet Ski I reckon she is having great fun, she is deffo a Nana after my own heart. I have used Mystic Water papers from Rasberry Road Designs for this card and coloured Nana with Copics added loads of stickles to the water spray and glossy accents on the jet ski.

The shapes are some of my new stash,  Tim Holtz dies which are almost to die for I just love them so expect to see a lot more of them lol.

The sentiment is also from Nana Vic and you can get your hands on this and other great images Here

ABC B is for Blue
Creative Card Crew Sparkle and Shine
Papertake Weekly Sketch
Moving along with the times Glitter

Cowgirl Up DT Hula Girl

Just a quick heads up that the new challenge on sunday over at Cowgirls Sunday Stamp Challenge has another great sponser The Character Cafe Who are offering the winner $10 to spend in the store. And if you havent already there is still time to enter the inspiration challenge this week and be in with the chance to win the great prize from Pollycraft.
For my card this week I have used the Hula girl which you can purchase

I have printed her skirt three times and decoupaged it I used silicone to give it extra dimension. I used a great new folder from Sissix and a new die for the flowers.

Cupcake Craft 2 ribbons 2 flowers 2 DP's
Fab n Funky Flower Power

Sunday, 15 August 2010

LOOK whats happening on the 29th!

We want you all to be there!

We will be having a hop, candy, image release,
a challenge and Crafty Ribbons
as our sponsor as well as Images from CJ!!

Winner will be receiving a FAB stash
of Crafty Ribbons and 4 Images of choice from CJ!

Top 3 will each receive
2 images of choice from CJ!

We will be having an image
release with 25% off sale!



If you make a post about our hop and add our Blog Hop badge to your side bar, then leave a comment on the challenge post, we will be hopping around to check and someone will win a special prize!!!

We want you to take a ride with us here on the ranch!

Mark your crafty calendars!
August 29th!

See Ya'll at the ranch!

Cowgirl Up Inspiration Challenge DT

Wow does this look scrummy or what? this is the inspiration for this weeks challenge
at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge

We would like to see how you interpret this picture with the added twist of using ribbon and buttons, this is what I did

I took the picture as being a yummy summery pudding, so made a summery card with this fabulous image from this weeks sponser  
Pollycraft the winner will recieve

a £10 gift voucher to spend in the store from POLLYCRAFT , but thats not all the winner will also get the winners badge and three runners up will get an image from

CJ's Store so there is every reason to get creating this week.

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Buttons and Ribbons
One Stitch at a Time Pack a Punch
Hugs Beccy x

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Nana Vic DT

Nana Vic is hosting one of the challenges on the Crafters Digital Art Centre and she has provided this gorgeous image of Nana writing a letter. The theme is something old.

I have made this notelet holder using the image on the front  with papers from the shabby rose collection by
raspberry road designs. To make it old I have distressed the edges and used vintage photo distress inks.
 I continued the papers inside and added one of Nana's sentiments to the note and another to the note holder which I tripled embossed.
I punched out Nana's head and added this to the side with the envelopes.

Then just because I loved this image and style I couldnt resist continuing the theme and made this little post it note holder to go with it. 

If you haven't seen the Nana Vic's images yet pop on over to her Store for extra inspiration pop over to Carol's Blog and see her stunning creation.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Cowgirl Up

Well my working week is finally done and the weekend is on the horizon yippee.
That also means that there will be a new challenge for you at the Ranch and I know Posse 2  have some great cards to give you inspiration on Sunday and another fabulous sponsor to entice you to play K Andrew Designs. K Andrews

I have used one of CJ's new images  this cute unicorn. You can see all the images
As many of you know I am a bit of a fantasy fanatic, so just had to have this one. I used papers from Rasberry Road for this card and the swirls are filekutz.
The unicorn I coloured with irridescent paints and grey copics which I mottled by dabbing with the blender pen and then triple embossed.

For those that havent had chance to enter into this weeks challenge at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge which is animals or bugs you still have time to enter so hope to see your creations there as I am judging the entries this week (all bribes considered) lol specially as we have such a great sponsor this week Whimsy Stamps.

Hope you all have a great weekend I have the grandson for the weekend so am expecting to be run ragged. :-D


Sunday, 1 August 2010

Cowgirl Up DT

Another week has flown  by so  means we have another awesome challenge with Cowgirl Up at Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Challenge This week we want to see your creations with a theme of Animals/Bugs(remember butterflies are bugs too!). We would love to see you using CJ's gorgeous images on your creations if you have them but you can use any of your images to enter the challenges. Why not take advantage of the amazing 25% off discount at the Cowgirl Up Designs stampen Ranch there are so many adorable images to choose from at low low prices and this week there are also lots of new releases including this adorable image I have used on my card which is called Dalmation and was such fun to design with - the butterfly is also from an image at the store.


Not only do we have a challenge this week but we also have a great opportunity for you we are looking for some crafters who would like to join  Cowgirl up so this week we are having a DT Call 


We have another awesome sponsor for you this week which is the one and only Whimsy Stamps plus of course an image from our very own CJ.

I coloured my images with copics and tripled embossed them so they stood out against these yummy digi papers from the creative cottage. The flowers were included in the set as well.

Creative Cottage Touch Feely

OSAAT A Bit of Pink or a sketch


Well finally got round to picking the winner of my candy I did use Random Dot Org but sorry I couldnt copy it properly


and this is what I got number 29 which is you Jessica and this is what Jessica said on my post
Wow! That's some great candy! I've fulfilled all the requirements. Thanks for a chance to win!

Here's the link to my blog-

and heres what she said on Nana Vics.

Jessica L said...
Good luck on your venture! Your images are unlike any I've come across before. I love 'em!

Some of them remind me so much of my own grandmother. She always had her hair up like that and she could do anything, and I mean ANYthing in a dress!

I just had a sneaky peek at Jessica's blog and she is quite a new crafter so she hasnt got too much stash as yet - well as we all know that wont be the case for long. lol.

Anyways this will help build up her collection.

Jessica please leave me your email addy so that I can contact you and arrange delivery.

Congratulations Hun

Beccy x

Timeless Teddies

Just finished this card which was more of an experiment which kind of worked.

The image is from Nana Vic's called Timeless Bears which you can purchase Here
I printed the image onto Colortec paper and wanted to have another go at watercolouring  using printed images so I left the image for three days to make sure really dry. I used Tea Dye Distress inks on the male teddy and Antique Linen on the female. the rest of the images were coloured with Stargazers Watercolour Palette, which has a lovely sparkle to it and I totally forget about unless the grandson comes to play, cos he just loves painting with it.

I used my oval nesties and then triples embossed the image which kinda took away a lot of the colour and also made the Stargazers paint run a bit :-( But I quite liked the effect so carried on regardless. I distressed the matting ovals with Vintage Photo and embossed them too. The sentiment got a wash with tea dye and embossed too.

The flowers were a bit of trial and error I tried making chiffon flowers and after setting light to one or two pieces I did manage to make them but then decided they were too much for the image so had a rethink and used the outside petals with pinched flowers using my Nellie Punches.

Sketch Saturday Sketch
Stampin For The Weekend Recipe 3 DP's 2 Flowers 1 Ribbon and Gems or Charms
Delightful Challenges Recipe
Wild Orchids Lace

Celebratory Candy

I have added afew extra bits to the candy!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the candy that I promised to celebrate my news and to help a Newbie get going in the digi world. Nana Vic's images are so different from what is all ready out there I am sure your going to love them as much as me.

So to win my candy and give Nana Vic a starting boost there are a few rules

1. You dont have to be a follower of my blog, but it would be great if you are.
2. You must leave a link to my candy on your blog
3. Leave a link to your blog in the comments section
4. Visit Nana Vic's blog and leave a comment there (again you dont have to become a follower or buy anything unless you want to) Nana Vic's Blog there is alink on this page to the shop if your inspired!

Dependant on the amount of comments there will be more added to the candy!

Candy will be drawn of the 31st July

And a little bird told me that for every 50 Comments recieved there will also be a choice of image from Nana Vic, spread the word and who knows someone might get the lot LOL.

Good luck