Sunday, 31 December 2017

Last Card of 2017

Hi everyone 

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. Are you all doing anything exciting for New Year tonight? I am off to my sisters for a big family party but before I go get ready I just wanted to quickly blog my last card of 2017. Looking back I haven't blogged that many cards this year and a few months ago I was seriously thinking of closing my blog down. Does anyone bother with blogs anymore. Then I thought about it and realised that I love my blog. I love looking back and seeing how my crafting has progressed through the years and all the memories that go with each and every card. So my New Years Resolution is to get back into what I love - crafting for me, not because I want to be like someone else or because I think I should be using XXX products because everyone else thinks they are cool. 

Anyway onto my last card of 2017. It was so nice to make a non-Christmas card and to get back out all the flowers and lace etc.  

The credit for the layout of this card goes to Kim Piggot. I saw Kim's card on Pinterest and loved the design. I asked Kim if she would mind me recreating the layout. You can see Kims card HERE. Thank you Kim. 

And here is mine 

Papers - Red Textures - Claire Tale  (I print with 50% opacity to make them more softer pink) 
All embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl 

Button Twine Pink 10 metres
Heart Clear Diamante with Side Loop Charm
Cheesecloth WHITE
Heart Pins Pale Pink Pk of 10
White Pearl S/A 104 Assorted Sizes
30mm Shabby White Ruffled Ribbon
3mm White Pearl Bead String
10mm Ivory Open Rose
20mm Ivory Open Rose WOC
10mm Pale Pink Open Roses
20mm Pale Pink Open Rose
Beaded Stamen Pink/White
Miniature White Blossom Pk of 10
Aster 15mm Pale Pink Pack of 10

Have a fantastic New Year everyone. I hope you will join me on my crafting journey through 2018. 

Love you all 
Keep Smilin'
Stacey S 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Sad day and fond farewell :(

Hi everyone 

Today is a very sad day for pink fans like me. Today's challenge over at In The Pink Challenge Blog is to be the last. The doors on the pink palace are closing after this challenge.

I want to say a huge thank you to Rizzo (Christine) for having me on the team of Pink Ladies (on more than one DT Term) You have been a pleasure to 'work' for and I know we will remain friends in cyberland. 

 Please pop along and join us in our last challenge. 

Our theme this week is Christmas. 

This gorgeous cutie is one of the super cute images over at C. C. Designs 
Papers are from Etsy 
Embelishments and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl 

Head over to In The Pink now to check out the other gorgeous Pink Christmas cards from the rest of the DT. 

Keep Smilin'

Thursday, 16 November 2017

C.C Designs - Gingerbread Lucy

Hi everyone 

How cute are the gorgeous Christmas Images over at CC Designs. I used Gingerbread Lucy on tonight's card. The colours I chose matched some of my favourite digi papers that I own. They are Red & Cream Christmas by The Digi Rainbow. The ribbon and pearls are from The Ribbon Girl.

Copics Used:
Skin: E04 E11 E21 E00 E000 R20
Hair:E49 E79 E77 E73
Clothing / Boots / Headband / Gingerbread Man: E57 E55 E53 E51 / RV99 R37 R46

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

In The Pink - Spots & Stripes

Hi everyone

We have a new challenge today over at In The Pink Challenges for you

Today's theme is Spots and/or Stripes

We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies and you could win a $12 voucher.

Pop over to In The Pink Challenges blog to have a look at the gorgeous projects from the rest of the DT. 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey S xxxx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

The Ribbon Girl - November Challenge

Hi everyone

Today we have a new card challenge over at  The Ribbon Girl Our theme is Anything Goes and there are some lovely prizes to be won. Please pop over and join us.

First prize:  Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner
Second prize:  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV

Here is my DT card using   Ribbon Girl products





Products Used 
(Red Copic added to roses)
(Coloured with Red Copic and covered in Wink OF Stella Clear)

Enter your card at The Ribbon Girl Blog  & check out the Ribbon Girl Facebook page too for more inspiration 
Keep Smilin'
Stacey S xxxx

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Christmas stockings!

Hi everyone 

Another crafty weekend is underway! First up is this card I started last week and has taken me all week to finish due to other commitments. I used another of the Simply Print images from Lili Of The Valley so no colouring on this one. 

Products used 

Embellishments all from The Ribbon Girl:

Keep Smilin'
Stacey S xxx 

Friday, 13 October 2017

Christmas in Pink!

HI everyone 

today's card combines my two favourite things - Christmas and the colour Pink! Perfect! 

Pearl snowflakes - local craft shop 

The Ribbon Girl Products 

Image is coloured with Copics 
Hair: E49 E79 77 E73 
Skin: E04 E11 E21 E00 E000
Antlers: E57 E55 E53
Jumper: R85 R83 R81
Scarf: R89 R85 R83 

Keep Smilin'
Stacey xxx