Monday 22 April 2019

Hoppy Easter

Good evening crafty friends!

I hope you had a lovely Easter (didn't have too many Easter Eggs?) and, if you're in the UK, have been enjoying the fabulous weather - most unusual for a Bank Holiday weekend 😂

It's time for the second half of the All Dressed Up Blog Team to celebrate Wendy's new images, and you are not going to be disappointed. Check these beauties out:

From left to right we have Happy Easter, Little Butterfly Girl, Pretty Lashes and Wedding Balloon. They are all available now over at the All Dressed Up Shop.

I have been lucky enough to play with this gorgeous Easter Bunny, and here is the card I sent to my nieces with their Easter gifts.

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is Cream Centura Pearl which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 10cm square card
  • Design Papers - are from my "go to" digital paper place, Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking. I found a lovely set by Marisa Lerin and used the paper from the Easter Mini Kit and made a digital design using faux stitching and the brown flower from the Easter Elements Kit
  • Image - is, of course, Happy Easter by the ever-so-talented Wendy Burns, the artist behind All Dressed Up Digital Stamps. I have brought this cutie to life using a Bonus Colouring Class from the fabulous Alyce at Kit and Clowder and my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Alyce provides a bonus colouring class each month for the monthly subscribers of either the Pens or Pencils colouring classes. And her video tutorials make everything so very easy to follow!

For more inspiration using these fabulous new images, please head over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and check out the gorgeous creations by my talented teamies. 

Whilst you're there, don't forget that we have our monthly challenge Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image ending on 14th May 2019 and the Facebook Dressy Girls monthly challenge Animal Madness with an All Dressed Up Image ends on 30th April 2019. Entering either or both challenges will give you the chance to win some of Wendy's fabby images 😄

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Hope you enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday!

Hugs, Helen x

Monday 15 April 2019

Home is where the Heart is ....

Good evening crafty friends and hope this post finds you well.

We're in the middle of our school Easter Holidays, so I've had one relaxing week already, and another slightly less relaxing week to come as we'll be moving eldest Bambino back home from Uni at the end of this week. How quickly her second year has flown past!

As it's the fifteenth of the month, it's time for our new challenge at All Dressed Up Challenges . As usual, our challenge is Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image. Not got any All Dressed Up images? Wendy has plenty of gorgeous images available in the All Dressed Up Etsy Store and has also very generously provided some freebies here - please send your friends over to ADU for the freebies though, to make sure they're available for other crafters to share!

So, here is my inspiration for you this month:

I think this creation will be finding a new home with a work colleague who has recently moved house!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card Base - is Cream Centura Pearl Card which has been cut, scored and folded and then die cut using my largest Die'sire Essentials Hearts die to make a heart shaped easel card.
  • Image - is, of course, by Wendy at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps and this one is called Home Sweet Home. I have brought the image to life using a mix of Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers, before die cutting it using my largest Die'sire Essentials Hearts die so that it fitted perfectly over the easel folded base card!
  • Stopper - is the word Celebrate which I die cut 3 times from Kraft Card and layered up to look like chipboard
  • Flower - is layered flower die from my stash which I used to cut one flower in each of the sizes from Cream Centura Pearl Card. I then shaped and layered each die cut, before adding a clear gem from my stash to the centre of the top flower.

I hope that I have inspired you to dig out an All Dressed Up Digi and come over and join in the fun! However, if you are in need of any further inspiration, please do head over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and check out the gorgeous creations by my ever so talented teamies. Then come back and share your Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image project with us!

I would like to share this project with the following challenges:

Hope you have a lovely and crafty week!

Hugs, Helen x