Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Kitten Update !!!


Today I want to share some more pictures of Robert Redfurred (aka Red).
As you will see, he is settling in purr-fectly.

Thanks for stopping by.

Midweek Magnolia Challenge - Fancy Fold


This week our challenge over at Midweek Magnolias is "Fancy Fold".

I decided to make a twisted easel card.  I've never made one before, and was amazed at how simple it was !!!

I used Princess Pea Tilda and coloured her using my Copic Markers.

Here's a close up of Tilda

 I die cut her to sit on the bottom of my square with her legs dangling down, and layered this onto a scalloped square cut from Kraft.  I used papers from my stash and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The postcard, ribbons, lace, pin and metal embellishment are all from my stash.  

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Magnolia-Licious and Wee Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Spooled Items
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Your Favourite Things - my favourite thing would be flowers.

So now, hop on over to the Midweek Magnolia Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team have made - you'll find plenty of inspiration for our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by :o)


Wednesday, 24 July 2013


Hi Everyone

Today, I would like to introduce you to a new member of our family.....

 This is Robert Redfurred aka Red 

He's my new Maine Coon Kitten.  As I'm sure you already know, we already have one Maine Coon, Orion (as well as Thomas a Bengal and Erin a Savannah!), but as any Maine Coon owner will tell you, one Maine Coon just isn't enough.....

After much persuasion (and it really did take a lot), I managed to convince hubby that we really did need another Maine Coon.  Now, I thought that persuading hubby would be the difficult job, but as it turned out that was the easy bit.  I didn't want any Maine Coon!!!  I wanted a Red Male Maine Coon and finding one proved to be quite difficult.  After much searching I found the right one, and he came home last Friday.

Travelling Home

He has settled in really well.  Thomas, Erin and Orion were a little upset at the new arrival.  However, after just 4 days both Thomas and Orion are happy to play with him and Orion has even been caught grooming Red.  Erin on the other hand is still none too pleased.  I am sure she will be fine, she just needs a little longer to come to terms with having a new baby in the house !!!

As for hubby...

Well, I think he's smitten !!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like Red.


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny ...


Today, I have a summery card to show you.  I've used a fabulous image from Saturated Canary called Smokin' Hot

 I coloured this super image using my Copic Markers, here's a close-up:

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge - At the Beach
Crafts and Me Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Good Luck Charm
Deep Ocean Challenge - On the Beach
Creative Moments - Holidays
7 Kids College Fund Challenge- Anything Goes (with a twist of Alcohol Markers)
Cutting and Stamping - Ice Cream


Image - Smokin' Hot from Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers, with a chalk background
Papers and Card - From my stash
Flowers - From Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and Ice Cream Charm - From my stash
Sun - Cut using my Silhouette

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my card :o)


Monday, 8 July 2013

Saturated Canary You Tube DT Post

Hi Everyone

It's my turn to post a Video Tutorial over on the Saturated Canary You Tube Channel.

This time I decided to show you how to make some very simple bookmarks - and when I say very simple I mean VERY SIMPLE !!!!!

These are the bookmarks.

You can find my video HERE.
These make great little gifts for classmates and are simple enough for the kids to make themselves.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

ABC Challenge - Q is for Quite a Few
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky Challenge - Anything but Square
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge - Anything Goes with Circles
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Don't be Square

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my bookmarks :o)


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Midweek Magnolias - Wish You Were Here


This week over at Midweek Magnolias, our challenge is Wish You Were Here...

Here's the card I've made:

I used this lovely image of Edwin in Miami and coloured it using my Copic Markers, here's a close-up:

I used the following Copic Markers:

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair - E31, E35, E37
T Shirt - R22, R24, R27, R29
Shorts - B91, B93, B95
Shoes - B91, B95, R24
Starfish - YR02, YR07

I also used some chalk to create a cloudy sky background.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge - Stripes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Boy / Man
ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Summer Lovin'
Pop Marker Challenge - Summer Fun
Stamp and Create with Magnolia Challenge - Summer Fun


Image - Edwin in Miami by Magnolia
Sentiment Stamp - By Magnolia
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers and Card - From my stash
Button, Charm, Ribbon and Twine - All from my stash
Sun Die Cut - Cut using my Silhouette
Tag Die Cut - Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs and Tags Die

Don't forget to hop on over to the Midweek Magnolias Challenge Blog for more inspiration and to join in our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like my card.