Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cute Chick

Good morning I hope your start to the weekend is going great, today I am sharing another "Chubby Chums" card with you from Paper Smooches, this time I am using this cute chick...




I love this one, I coloured with markers and added some pencil for cheeks, I used up some scraps of paper and added a button with some twine and a few pearls, I stamped the sentiment on to the card and rounded the corners, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Paper Smooches Challenge "Anything goes"

Friday, 21 November 2014

It's Friday

Good morning everyone it is my favourite day of the week when everyone is in one place for tea and movie night Friday's make me so happy, today I am sharing another "Chubby Chums" with you from Paper Smooches as they are so cute.....




I used up some scrap paper and added a little twine, and a sentiment from the set and rounded a corner, I coloured this little guy with markers and cut him out and popped him on the sentiment banner, I so love this set, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Chubby Chums

Good morning today I am taking a break from Christmas cards and I am using this gorgeous "Chubby Chums" set from Paper Smooches.....




I used up scraps of paper and kept it simple, I coloured my owl with markers and added some pencil for the cheeks, I used the sentiment from the set and added some twin and some gold pearls, Thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Thinking of you stamp

Good morning today I am sharing the other stamp from the "Thinking of you " stamp set, I am so in love with this set, just wish my photo wasn't so dark so sorry..




I made this small then decided I wanted to go bigger so popped it on a bigger card, I stamped with "Hero Arts White" and heat embossed it, I coloured with "Distress Inks" Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey, I then used the matching "Die" to cut it out, I 3'd on to my panel, I added some "Pearls" and a sentiment, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Frosty Friends

Good morning, I have been cracking on with my Christmas cards and have made a huge dent in my to do list, in part a huge thanks to Pink Petticoat as I made 50 cards today using the gorgeous Image stamps that already have sentiments on them so saved me a heap of time.....




I chose "Frosty Friends" a little colouring with pro markers and some mini gems on the snowflakes, lots of glitter and some twine, the paper at the bottom is an older Pink Petticoat paper I love blue for Christmas....




My little production line, I told hubby he had to make me a card if I was making all the ones he wanted and he agreed, OMG he thinks he is so funny, here is his card...




I asked him what it was, his reply " A polar bear in a snowstorm with its eyes closed" how funny is he?!! thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Simple Tree

Good morning today I am sharing a simple tree, I did do 4 more so I have another 5 cards done from my huge list getting there...




I water coloured this tree using distress inks and adding lots of water, I added some circles for baubles and a little star on the top, I then stamped the sentiment from "Signature Christmas" as I love the font and sprayed the card with sparkle, although I cannot capture it on camera, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Clean Cards

Good morning so yesterday Lee says he is refusing to buy Christmas cards when there is a card maker in the house, at this time I count how many we need, 190 before the end of the month, he thinks I can just make them all in a couple of days, I told him I would do them once he had fixed the few jobs I had asked him to do months ago, he did them all so now I need to make all the cards, so I am kind of cheating in a way as I am making clean cards, I much prefer clean cards to full on ones, but next year I will be making them throughout the year so I do not get caught out....




I have used a scrap of paper to create a border and then sued the "Happy Christmas" word dire to make a sentiment and just added some "Clear Gems" I made 20 of these so I have a good start, thank you so much for looking today, biggest oh hugs love Pops x x 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Be....

Good morning, well yesterday to cheer myself up some I got out my distress inks and made lots of background and spend the day all inky, nothing better than that, I created a card with one of the backgrounds I made....




I used a Simon Says Stamp and Die for the sentiment it can be found "HERE" and I added some Clearly Besotted Butterflies stamps "HERE" and Dies "HERE", I just added some twine and a few "Gems" I used Crushed Olive and Tumbled Glass "Distress Inks" to make the background, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

You Are.....

Good morning today I am sharing a card featuring "You Are" stamp set.....




I was lucky enough to win these gorgeous ink pads from "Simon Says" so I have used them on this card, they are so nice to use, I used the matching "You Are Dies" and cut out my flowers and "Leafy Accents" to add some leaves and a little scrap of paper and card, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Paper Smooches

Good morning today I am sharing a card with you using Paper Smooches "A Little Lovin" I got these last year and put them away for safe keeping, I have just found them, and realised I now need a lot more they are so cute and quirky and right up my street...




I had some paper left from a recent card making session so thought I would use up these little scraps, I stamped my frog on to watercolour paper and coloured him with Inktense Pencils, I added some stickles to his crown, I cut him out and 3d him on to my circle,and added 3 "Gems" and the sentiment, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 10 November 2014

Thinking of you stamp

Good morning today I am sharing a card I have made for a thank you I have used the "Thinking of You" stamp set as I just love the flower in this set...




I stamped in "Hero Arts" and heat embossed it as I love the white, I coloured with "Distress Inks" in Mowed Lawn and Worn Lipstick, I used the matching "Die" and cut it out and 3d to my card, the little sentiment is from "Butterfly Additions" set and I added 3 "Cream Pearls", thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Tasty Treats

Good morning I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, today I am sharing a Cupcake card with you, I just love this stamp set so much....




I have used "Tasty Treats Stamps" and "Dies" and stamped using "Hero Arts White Powder" and heat embossed it I coloured with "Distress Inks", in Gathered Twigs and Dusty Concord, I added some "Purple Gems" and kept it so simple, I love this set, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Ice Cream

Good Morning today I am sharing an older stamp from There She Goes, I am not sure of the name but it is cute and came with a matching die...




I used "Hero Arts Minis" to stamp out my stamps and then die cut them and 3'd them to make them stand out a little, I added liquid pearls to the top layer and the sentiment came with the stamp set, I was given some of these dots for my birthday so added 3 of those too, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Flower arrangment

Good morning today I am sharing a flower card with you made using "Clearly Besotted Stamps", these have now been discontinued, I guess I need a shopping trip to get some that are more up to date :0)




I stamped the flowers and vases, with "Hero Arts Minis", I 3d the vases and off set a "Blue Gem" so some of the yellow would show at one side, I used "Background Builder 2" for the bottom, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

With Love

Good morning today I am sharing one of my favourite stamps with you it is one of those you can use for many things, an all rounder, this time I have used it for a with love as a friend of mine is having a tough time and I thought a little thinking of you card would do....




I stamped the image from the "With Love" set in "Hero Arts white" embossing powder and heat embossed it, I coloured with "Distress Inks" using Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey, I then cut it out using the matching "Die", the sentiment is from the stamp set and I just added 3 small gems, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Challenge at Simon Says "Thinking of You"

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Babies

Good morning today I am sharing a couple baby cards with you, I made these for my next door neighbours as there baby grand kids turn one a day after each other....




I have coloured these cuties with Twin Touch Markers (Colours at the bottom) I have used up scraps of paper and added a Happy Birthday using the A Little Sentimental set from Clearly Besotted...




I made 3 different cards using all the same colours 2 boys and one girls...




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Girl:
Skin: 107, 142, 132.
Hair: 26.
Pinks: 9, 138, 196.
Sox: 26.
Shoes: 116, 115, 223.
Pram: 109, 134, 113.
Wheels: WG3, 1, 0.5.
Rabitt: CG2, 1, 0.5, 000.
Bear: 223, 116, 115, 000.
Ground: WG3, 1, 0.5.
Shade: 171, 176, 000.

Boy:
Skin: 107, 142, 132.
Hair: 26.
Blues: 272, 185, 144.
Greens: 233, 237, 175.
Dog: 116, 115.
Wheels: CG2, 1, 0.5.
Ground: WG3, 1, 0.5.
Shade: 0.5, 000

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Another male card

Good morning today I am sharing another male card with you..




I used up a scrap of paper and added some Twine and a Button, I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Wishes, and added some Geometric Shapes with Hero Arts inks, I used Cup o' Joe and Cornflower I just love brown and blue together, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 3 November 2014

Shirt

Good morning Monday already the weekends go so very fast, today I am sharing a card featuring an older Die from Clearly Besotted, I think this one is now discontinued, but it is from the Super Dad set one of my faves for the males.....




I used up scraps of paper for the shirt but slightly inked the edges, I used Background Builder 3 and Colorbox frost white, I heat gun dried it, I added some twine and a sentiment from A little Sentimental set and foam tape to make it pop out a little, sorry for the pants photo its so dark and dull here, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Cupcakes :0)

I am back today with some cupcakes, it has been so busy here all week and I have had no laptop time today I have nothing to do so I am on a catch up, thank you for your  emails, I have been so busy I will reply now, we are all ok, it was Teej 17th Birthday on Halloween and we had such a busy day but we didn't get one trick or treater.....




I have used Tasty Treats Stamps and Dies for this card, I stamped and embossed my cupcake using Hero Arts White embossing powder and then I used my Distress Inks to colour them, I added a couple of Gems and a name....




I added a number on this one, and before I go I wanted to share a photo of Teej I am going to get in to trouble but oh well I am so proud of him...




This is Teej now 17, so hard to believe this 1lb baby is now bigger than both his sisters, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Challenge Simon Says Anything goes.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Simple Christmas card

Good morning this is my first Christmas card for me, I know I have made lots for the tv shows but this is the first one for me.....




The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamps set Signature Christmas, and I used some little snowflakes using Hero Arts inks in Cornflowerand Pastel Blue and I added some Gems, there is a bit of scrap Nordic in the background, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

I have put comment moderation on as I am getting a lot of spam....

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Party Phoebe

Good morning today I am sharing a girly card using Party Phoebe...



I coloured my image with Twin Touch Markers and cut her out to 3D her up, the papers are from my scrap box, not sure what they are, I added some flat flowers and some gorgeous Gem Brads...




Thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x



Twin Touch Colours:

Skin:
107, 142, 132, 139.
Eyes:
7, 9.
Hair:
107, 97, 95, 102.
Dress:
7, 9, 18.
Shoes:
9.
Bag:
7, 9, 18.
Glass:
178, 000.
Umbrella:
7, 9.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Astronaut

Good morning today I am sharing another male card with you this time using Astronaut....


I have coloured him using Twin Touch Markers and lots of scraps of paper I think it is all MME of some sort, I slightly distressed the edges, I added some stars and a number and kept it really bright....




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Twin Touch Colours used:

Skin:
107, 142, 132, 139.
Hair:
194, 104, 107.
Hats: 
36, 33, 24.
Top:
36, 44, 35.
Trousers:
185, 144.
Flag:
185, 144.
Teddy:
116, 115, 113, 000.
Bunny:
116, 115, 113, 000.
Rocket:
175, 237, 233, 10, 11, 15, 104, 100.
Ground/Shade:
WG1, WG0.5, 000.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Girl card

Good morning today I am sharing one of the images from The Besties Set and I made a female simple card...




These have to be my faves from Sally-Ann so grown up an perfect for grown up girls, I have coloured her with Twin Touch Markers and cut her out, I added some stardust to her eyelashes and they sparkle in real life, the paper is from an old Prima pad, I added a gorgeous Ribbon, some corners and a few Gems....




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 



Colours Used.

Skin:
107, 142, 132, 139.

Hair:
107. 97, 95, 102.

Jeans:
116, 115, 113.

Shoes:
116.

Top:
CG0.5, 000.

Jacket/Eyes:
185, 144.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Paul Typing

Good morning, first I am sorry I couldn't get round to you yesterday, I could not log in I kept getting codes to put in but they wouldn't work, it seems ok today, so today I am sharing another male card I have made using Paul Typing.....




I have coloured him using Twin Touch Markers, I have used up scraps of paper from my little scrap box, I again have left of the sentiment so peeking eyes cannot see it....




Thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x




Colours used

Skin: 
137, 142, 132, 139.

Hair: 
107,97, 95.

Sox: 
43, 237, 175, CG0.5, 000.

Laptop: 
W3, 169, 109.

Top:
43, 237, 175.

Pillow:
41, 104, 169.

Roll Pillow:
183, 185, 144.

Ground:
169, W5, W1, W0.5, 000.

Shade:
W5, W1, W0.5, 000.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Take it easy

Good morning today I am sharing a male card with you, using Take it easy....




I have kept him simple and not added the sentiment yet as the person it is for will see, I have coloured with my Twin Touch Markers, and of course distressed all the edges, I added some glossy accents to the drink...




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Colours used

Skin: 
137, 142, 132, 139.

Hair: 
92.

Hat: 
104, 169, 134.

Sox: 
26, 000.

Book: 
169, 109.

Drink: 
179, 32, 35.

Dog: 
116, 223, 115, CG1, CG0.5.

Chair: 
100, 104, 113, 32, 34, 37, 43, 237, 175.

Grass: 
43, 237, 175.

Clouds: 
185, CG0.5.

Sky: 
178, 171, 182, 000.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Toppers

Good morning today I am sharing 3 more cards using a sheet of Christmas Toppers from The Hobby House...




I have used these ones as plain so popped straight out, shaded and glittered and straight on a card...




The sentiments came free in a magazine, I did add a whole lot of glitter :0)




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sweet Treats Tutorial

Good morning, today I am sharing a tutorial with you, for ages I have been seeing crafting CD's but when I got mine I could never get them to play for me I just got to open files so only got the basics, after having a chat with a friend who sorted out my auto play function I can now see what everyone else sees and I have a new love for them, they play properly, I also learned this week how to do border-less printing so I have been having a play with a CD I have left (I gave all the others away so sad) the CD is called Sweet Treats and you can get and Embossing Board to go with it so I played......




I love all the things you can do with CD's it is like having a craft shop in your home, so I started with this cut bird house all the papers are from the CD and have been embossed and cut out on the board, then I had a look at the CD and found templates :-)




I wanted to make a soft felt cupcake, I am using Freezer Paper and page 2 from the cupcake templates...




I choose pink and brown soft wool felt some ribbon with cupcakes on and matching floss...




I printed out the template and cut it in half, I am only using the 2 bottom ones...




This is the Freezer paper, you can see one side is wax coated and one side is plain, you want to use the plain side, so the wax side is always underneath...




I traced over the templates twice on to the dull side....




I cut them out close to the pencil lines...




With a towel underneath place your felt on and add your templates, still with the dull side up...




A warm iron without steam until it sticks to the felt, do this for the top parts too...




I then cut with my scissors right along the pencil line, then the paper just peels off without damaging the felt, you can reuse this if you want to but I just throw mine away, the one on the left still has the freezer paper on, the one on the right has just had it peeled off you can see it leaves the felt in the same condition...




I followed the dips in the top and did a straight stitch to create lines, remember these are handmade so they do not have to be dead straight....




I then place the top part over the bottom...




I used a whip stitch to hold the top in place...




At this point you can add what ever you want to add, buttons, pearls, cut out some smaller circles of felt, I chose buttons...




I sewed the buttons on to both....




Place your 2 cakes together and starting with pink floss blanket stitch all the pink edges, I added a ribbon with a keyring through and carried on stitching until I reached the end of the pink...




I then start with the brown again using blanket stitch, and stop when I get the the bottom corner...




I gave it a big bit of stuffing and then sewed the rest together....




This is completed and it never took long to make at all....




I love making things with felt, and I did one without the keyring so I can use it as a pin cushion...




I have a new love for CD's now I can actually see them, I feel so stupid when all I had to do was set it to auto run, I hope you like my cupcakes, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x