Friday, 31 May 2013

Challenge #38 Delicious Doodles

Hello all, well its challenge time over at 
Delicious Doodles YAY!!, This weeks challenge is 

So get your thinking caps on, and show us all what you can do, just by doing a white on white creation, I have really gone out of my comfort zone with doing my DT make for this challenge first time I have done a white on white make and must say I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

When you enter a Delicious Doodles challenge, you can win Five Digi images use two of the delicious doodles images and enter twice, you will also be spot lighted for using one of the digi's by Teri :), so what are you waiting for.

Well I think its time I show you my DT card for this weeks challenge and here it is 
The image I have used for my card is Lovey-Dovey Silhouette 

Now for how I did my creation, This has all been done on a blank A5 size card. Firstly I chose my Digi image, and printed it out I then used one of my Die Cuts called Nesting Dies with my Big Shot, to cut the image out, Once the image was cut out I then added some diamantés around the edge.

The next thing I did was to cut out some more of my die cuts using my Big Shot, The first lot I cut out was the butterflies which is a Vintage Flourishes die, I then used my Memory Box Cherry Blossom die, and lastly my Marianne Design Creatable die, Now all my die cuts were all done I then started to make my roses I also added some glitter glue to the edges of the roses, and to one of the butterfly die's, While these were drying I added my Sentiment using some lovely silver peel off stickers to my Marianne Design Creatable Die, then added some more diamantés.

Now I started to make up my flowers with some leaves and a diamanté in the centre , Now it was time to do the layout, so I put my blank card flat and tried different layouts till I was happy once I was happy I then began to stick everything in place, I also used one of my heart doilies and an embossed heart background, once everything was stuck in place and dried I then decided to give it one last finishing touch with some more bling so I gave the butterflies a little diamanté trail.

I hope you like what you see and get lots of inspiration from it for your own challenge entry, good luck with your entries I can't wait too see what you all come up with.

(Delicious Doodles Design Team)

Sunday, 26 May 2013

New Products

Hello all, well I have been recovering from the charity fun day I attended last weekend in aid of North Staffordshire Special Care Baby Unit, It was a fantastic day and we raised more than we expected, My hair accessories went down a storm. I also got to meet some great people, The total we are looking at that we raised is over £1,000 which is fandabbydoody.

Here is my stall at the event

While at the event I also showed my Support for Hugs For Noah, A wonderful little boy who was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, doctors said he would be paralyzed from waist down, that if he didnt breath on his own when born they wouldn't resusitate and to top it off could not close the Spina Bifida up. Well let me tell you little Noah did breath on his own his Spina Bifida was closed up and more importantly he can move his legs YAY!!. He celebrated his first birthday in March and is coming on leaps and bounds and proving doctors etc wrong.

 The other two charities I also support are, Gemma's Ray Of Hope to help raise awareness of SUDEP, and Staffordshire Sands who give support to parents who have been through the devastation of loosing a baby.

This now takes me onto my newest products, because I wanted to help out Staffordshire Sands in some way I have designed some Baby Loss poems, and from every sale of these I am donating £1 to Staffordshire Sands.
Here are the poems

Not only that but I have been working alongside Laura from Cards and Candles For All Occasions, on organising a Big charity event in aid of Sands, we are also doing a Face Your Fears challenge for Hugs For Noah, so yes I am going to face my fear of heights which means a Bungee Jump, which I hope to get lots of sponsors for, and hope a few more people with fears of creepy crawlies aswell as heights will join in on this to help raise even more, each participant will be sponsored for doing it. We are also going to be working together on a range of products for Sands. 

This is what it's all about 2 local business' working together, but it is even better because my self and Laura are close friends who work brill together and we also have the same passion and beliefs even though we have our own health problems we will do all we can for Noah and Sands

So as you can see it's very busy here at Castle HQ but I would not change any of it for the world.

You can find out more about Hugs For Noah by visiting the website 
Or you can use the hashtag #HugsForNoah on twitter.

To know more about Sands you can visit there website 

Or the facebook page for Staffordshire Sands

Also to know more about Gemma's Ray Of Hope check out the Facebook page 
Or the website

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Busy Busy Busy

Hello all :), Well its a bit of a miserable day today here in Stoke-On-Trent, nothing new there really it's one of those places where you can get sunburn one day and frost bite the next hehe. 
Anyways I hope your all doing good and the weather isn't too miserable where you are, tomorrow is a big day for me and my business reason being is since October last year myself and the other events organiser for Ikon Bodyz Modified Car Club have been busy organising a big charity event for North Staffs Special Care Baby Unit, and tomorrow is the big day where all the hard work will pay off as im sure we will raise lots of money for this brilliant cause.

Now I bet your thinking hang on a car club doing charity events, well YES you did read right, we are not your average car club of boy racers who go speeding up and down and the usual, we meet twice a week for a bit of a chat and giggle, were not just a car club were a family, we all believe in helping different charities so we do 1 or 2 big events a year for different charities who really need the help, along side car shows we attend and anything else we can think of.
Soooo, again today I have been rather busy sorting my stock out ready for tomorrow, the cards are all packed and ready just want to make a few more, all my hair accessories are all done and some new ones also and here they are 

I will also be blogging about tomorrow events on Monday or Tuesday so I do hope you come over to take a look at what went on, or if your local come along there is something for the whole family :).


Friday, 17 May 2013

Newest Creations

Hey all!, Well I haven't been around for a while due to ill health doc appointments hospital appointments with my dad, we had some brill news yesterday my dad had his regular check up for his Thyroid Cancer, and he has been given the all Clear!!! YAY!! so he hasn't got to go back now for another 6 months.

Anyways, I have been back and forth with doctors, due to my Fibromyalgia depression and so on, it has now come to light that I now have Type 2 Bi-Polar, so now I am on all new meds and they are actually working at last so while i have been ill I haven't been able to do much but over last few days and on days I have felt well enough here is what I have created....

Firstly a few cards some using Delicious Doodles Digi Stamps, These are all the Father's Day cards so far ready for an important Charity Event which I have also organised, its all in aid of The Special Care Baby Unit at North Staffs Hospital

This is one is made using A Scottish Castle 
and coloured in using Promarkers

This one is made using In The Harbour and Driftwood Boarder
and coloured in using Promarkers

I have also been busy making hair accessories and here are just a few of the new one's

So as you can see I have been very busy considering how ill I have been and to top it off I have come down with the dreaded flu YUCK!!. So not only have I been crafting when I could manage it but been busy organising a charity fun day and it has quickly crept upon on me as It's this Sunday. I will post some pictures up of my stall and throughout the day once I have recovered from the day, but it is all worth it as its for a fabby cause.

Well I hope you like what I have done :)

Delicious Doodles Challenge #36 Lace

Hey all!, Well it's that time again for another fabby challenge at
This weeks challenge is 

For this challenge I have used one of the new digi's and one of my favourites
which i incorporated with the Gargoyle Frame and here it is......

I first choose my images, I then put them into publisher and placed the Gargoyle Frame on top of the Leather and Lace digi. Once it was how I wanted I then printed my image off.
Now I had my image I started to colour them in using Promarkers the colours I have used are: Hot Pink, Berry Red, Cinnamon, Black, Orchid, Poppy, Gold, Maroon, Warm Grey 3, Purple, Saffron and Emerald.

Once the colouring was finished I then cut it all out, now to carry the lace theme on I decided to add a lace trim around the whole image, I did this by turning the image over and adding double sided tape around the edges, I then added the lace by ruffling it up every now and then as I went along. Now the Lace trim was finished I then decided to add some bling, So I used some Cadbury Purple heart diamantes. I added these around the border and placed one in the centre of the choker.

Now the image was complete I then picked my backing papers and cut them to the size I required and rounded off the edges with my corner punch, I then glued some glitter purple ribbon on the edge of my silver backing paper, Now this was done I then glued this to a blank 8x8 card, along with my purple backing paper.

I finished the whole card off by adding some glitter Cadbury Purple Butterflies with diamantes on them and a lovely blue ribbon.

I hope you all have fun with this challenge and Good Luck to all who enter
Design Team Member

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