Thursday, 31 July 2014

Skating Friends

Morning everyone, I'm here with the last of my Sneaky Peaks for the new stamps coming out tomorrow at Lili Of The Valley.

With less than 5 months to Christmas, it's not too early to get on with your Christmas cards. I've coloured Skating Friends with Inktense pencils, and I have got my snow tex out for the first time this year, this stuff is fab for snow effects.

The papers are from the 6 x 6 paper pad Vintage Frost Basics from Maja Design, this collection is great for the slightly more non traditional Christmas colours. I have distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz tool.

There are links to all of the products used from Live and Love Crafts at the end of the post, just click on the thumbnail and you will go to the product in the store.


Becky xx

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

LOTV Christmas Images Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Today we are holding a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous new Christmas products
This 2014 collection is an adorable mix of 22 cute character stamps; new vintage boys & girls, snowmen, penguins and angels

The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight on Friday August 1st (UK time) along with new Christmas paper pads and some useful clear stamp sets (Christmas sentiments, carols and mini images and also some everyday recipes)

The LOTV design team are all joining in, you need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

As always there are fabulous prizes up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where they are hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog
We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs

We have a full set of the new Christmas image stamps to give away;
1st prize is the 12 angels, penguins and snowmen
2nd prize is the 10 vintage children

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;

I have coloured Fairy On Top with Inktense pencils, there is also a sentiment from the new sets and the papers are from Snow Princess and Snow Princess solids.

I have used loads of embellies from The Ribbon Girl, I will be linking up a bit later, so pop back if there is something that has caught your eye and there will be a link to the store.

Next stop is Dawny and if you get lost you can start again at the beginning and pick the links up from there

Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the new products go on sale

Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

What A Lovely Day....

Hi everyone, a little later than I wanted, but I'm here with my card for Saturated Canary, I am so busy behind the scenes with Christmas cards and trying to get ahead of myself for when I go on holiday.

I have coloured Let's Play Fairies with my Inktense pencils, I have a few tutorials for these, just have a peek in the tutorial tab at the top.

Isn't she so cute? I love her bed head, reminds me of my little girl playing round before she's even had her hair brushed, and her improvised whisk 'wand' is fab!

Sorry it's short and sweet, but you will soon see what I have been up to.

Here's my artistic view,


Becky xx

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Make A Tag at The Ribbon Girls Magnolia Only Challenge

Morning everyone, I'm here today, a little late, with this months Magnolia only challenge over at The Ribbon Girl. I had to make my tag this morning, as always I was running last minute, and yesterday Grace and I spent a lovely day with Mary and Andrea, from the Ribbon Girl. We met the super cute, and adorable Haggis, spent some time colouring, but mostly we sat chatting and enjoying the lovely weather and watched the occasional plane fly over from Sunderland airshow. It was a perfect day, thank you ladies, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Now, on to my tag...

I have coloured Tilda With Rose Lace Dress with Inktense pencils onto Kraft, I'm going to have to get more Kraft as I love this affect. The tag has been cut using a Go Kreate die, and I have taped cream teeny tiny pom pom trim between two tags. The bow is made from ivory faux silk, with some chocolate brown hemp twine with a brass button charm. I couldn't not have flowers on, so there is a ivory rolled rose and a couple of sweetheart blossoms too.

We are sponsored by Magnolia and the Ribbon Girl.


Becky xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Little Miss Muu Muu

Morning everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Magnolia-licious, for this challenge we want to see your creations with accessory or animal stamps.

I have coloured the super cute Little Miss Muu Muu with Inktense pencils, and added glamour dust to her flowers.

The papers are from Maja Designs 'Shall We Have Coffee' collection, the edges have been distressed with both a Tim Holtz tool and Walnut Stain ink. The laces, trim, pearls and flowers are all from The Ribbon Girl.


Becky xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

How I Colour Hair With Inktense Pencils

Hi everyone, as promised here is my second tutorial using the Derwent Inktense Pencils, this time it is how I colour hair. As always, if you have any questions just drop me a line, my email addy is in the sidebar.

Hope this helps,


Becky xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rowan Fairy

Morning, I'm here with my make for Wee Wednesday over at Magnolia-licious, I have used Rowan Fairy by Sylvia Zet.

I have used Inktense pencils to colour her in, added oodles of glamour dust to her wings and white pen to the berries.

The papers are from Maja Designs 'Shall We Have Coffee' collection, I love the purples in this papers. The edges have been distressed with a Tim Holtz tool. The cream teeny tiny trim, faux silk, ivory rose organza and 5mm self adhesive pearls are all from The Ribbon Girl.


Becky xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Christmas In July From Magnolia-licious

Hi everyone, we're half way through out current challenge of Christmas In July over at Magnolia-licious, and here is my card.

I decided that I wanted to colour some of the mini's up that I have, my first thought was to make 3 little cards, but when I had them coloured I realised they made a cute little scene. The papers are from Maja Design, and I have distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz tool.

I've coloured Mini Show The Way,

and Mini In The Snow Heart Tilda with Inktense pencils, the snow is a applique pen.


Becky xx

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Thank You at The Ribbon Girls Lovely Lili Challenge

Morning everyone, it's time for our next challenge at The Ribbon Girl and it's our Lovely Lili challenge and the theme is 'Thank You'.

I have coloured Dainty Dancing with Inktense pencils on Kraft, yes on Kraft!!! I have always loved images coloured on Kraft, and thought I'd give it a shot the other day, and they are fantastic!!

The papers are from Maja Designs Vintage Autumn Basics 6x6 paper pad, and distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz tool.

From The Ribbon Girl I have used Louise guipure lace, ivory rose organza, cream teeny tiny pom pom trim, cream top stitch thread, neutral button twine, 5mm self adhesive pearls, stardust stickles, dusty blue and coffee rolled roses, cream chrysanths, white tulips, white lilies, white sweetheart blossoms and WOC roses.

The prize is a £10 voucher for the ribbon girl and a stamp of your choice from LOTV, hope you can play along.


Becky xx

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Anything Goes at Saturated Canary

Afternoon everyone, I was meant to post this when I got home after yet another nightshift, but my need for some sleep won.

There is a new challenge over at the Saturated Canary Facebook page, go HERE to enter, our theme for this challenge is 'Anything Goes'.

I have coloured the gorgeous Charmings rubber stamp from LDRS with Inktense pencils. So far I have got round to editing the skin part of my first tutorial with these, see HERE, I will be making more, and no, I'm not getting commission from Derwent.

The papers are from Sofiero from Maja Design, the edges have been distressed with a Tim Holtz tool.

I have used loads of goodies from The Ribbon Girl; white pearl rose organza, white teeny tiny pom pom trim, Louise white guipure, white chrysanths, cheesecloth, 5mm self adhesive pearls, stardust stickles, pink and blue rolled roses, white lilies, white sweetheart blossoms and WOC roses.

Hope you can play along.


Becky xx