Tuesday, 18 December 2012

So not ready for Christmas

Hi all,

Well its been awhile since I last blogged very busy time of year for me both with work and home.

towards the end of Novemeber I was busy producing items for my schools craftfair, and then its the usual onslaught of making cards for special friends and family.

For the craftfair at work I made a selection of luminaires sorry if this is not spelt correctly and they obligatory reindeer food.

So now we are a week away from christmas and I'm still not ready but hey what gets done gets done and anything that doesn't I'm not going to get too worried about.

Here are the cards that I have made for special friends and family

Friday, 23 November 2012

Digi stamps by me

Well as I have been using more and more digi stamps I thought I would have ago at drawing my own based on my two boys.

Below are some if my images along eith a couple of digi coloured versions.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Busy, busy, busy

Well I have been working on a few projects of late one of them being drawing my own lattice cutting files, these files are not only great for cutting machines but can also be imported into CAP2 and used as embellishments or turned into stencils or punches

Below is a pic of a quick card I have made

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Coffee Stain: November Competition

Coffee Stain: November Competition: Welcome to the Lil' Bec Adventures November 2012 Competition So what we do is..... Everyone and anyone are free to enter the ...

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A few few cutting files made tonight

Well I am slowly and I mean slowly learning to use Inkscape and tonight I have made a few cutting files

Fantastic competition

This is just a quick post to let you know about a fantastic competition going on over at http://coffeestain74.blogspot.co.uk with a chance to win the following

4 Lil' Bec Adventures of their choosing (JPG Format)
2 NEW UNRELEASED Fantasy & Future
Lil' Bec Adventures (JPG Format)
Lil' Bec Adventures Font (TXT File)
3 Lattice Backgrounds (SVG Format)
Links to Winners Blog
So what are you waiting for hop on over to find out more and enter

Sunday, 11 November 2012

3d frames today

Well yesterday wasn't the best of days for me for many reasons but I still managed to get a little designing done.

Saw a website that gave a tutorial on how to make 3d picture frames without the need for gluing so thought that would make a great cutting file.

Any way below are my results

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Well been busy playing oops I mean working

Well have several projects on the go at the moment but just couldn't get the enthusiasm to work on two of them so decided to sit and colour, digitally of course.

Below are the results one is a Christmas card using one of Kat Dunns fabulous Lil'Bec digi stamps the other was a 21st card for hubby's niece using a lovely Emma Canning digi s

Thursday, 1 November 2012

More adventures with Lil' Bec

Well for once on a Thursday my boys have allowed me a little me time by both having their naps at the same time, really I should catch up on some sleep but don't feel like sleeping so I have been playing with my digi stamps.

Heres another of todays efforts

This little digi cutie can be purchased here http://coffeestain.moonfruit.com/  many other designs are also available in various formats,  I love them all.

Playing with Flat Friends digi stamps again

Well today had a quick play for the Flat friends November blog challenge result can be seen above


but whilst I was playing I also made this one

Monday, 29 October 2012

Cute new digi coming soon

Well I know its a miracle but today you have two posts from me.

This one is to showcase a new digi stamp that will be arriving very soon at Coffee Stain illustrations.
She is such a cute little skater I fell in love with her straight away.(In a previous life many years ago I was an ice-dancer so you can see why I loved her so much)

She will be available from 1st November 2012.

Free digi stamp available until 5pm today

Heres an oppurtunity not to be missed, if you ever fancied having ago at digi stamping hop on over to http://coffeestain74.blogspot.co.uk/ where until 5pm today you can receive a free digi stamp, have to say she is uber cute

Friday, 26 October 2012

Some more playing tonight

Well after a very hectic week at work, managed to have a couple of hours to start playing with another of the fabulous Lil'Bec images by Kat Dunn.

I just adore this little character and hopefully over the next few days I will get further oppurtunities to play with this digi stamp.

The digi stamp for this little cutie can be purchased here http://coffeestain.moonfruit.com/

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Woo Hoo I'm in

Well it was finally announced today that after many failed attempts and becoming very disillusioned I have finally made it on to a DT. 

Such a fantastic team to work with too, and I so love the digi stamps I am working with think I'm going to have a great time designing with them.

These are just a few of the items will upload some more pics tomorrow

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Busy, busy, busy

Well not been on here for awhile as I have been busy designing stuff to apply for a DT team for a upcoming designer whos blog can be found herehttp://coffeestain74.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/lil-bec-adventure-christmas-collection.html?showComment=1350131590830

I have loved playing with her beautiful digi stamps and soon I will be able to reveal what I have been doing.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

How long

Well can't believe how long it's been since I've been on here,

Things have been a little hectic returning to work after the summer breaks, some long term health issues that have meant various drs and hospital appointments.

Anyway I recently purchased craft artist 2 as I loved the first so much and must admit I love this program i am a hybrid crafter convert.

Below are a couple of things I have been playing around with.

I also after vowing never to try again have applied for a dt team waiting to hear how that turns out.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

And again

Well suffered yet another knock back today and feel so low, don't think my self esteem can stand anymore so going to give it all up for awhile,

On a positive note have had a lovely few hours at a local show which was much larger than expected and have a fun day planned for tomorrow with my darling boys and hubby.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Emma Canning - Flat Friends digital stamps paper piecing

Well last night I started off designing a calendar for next year in CAP but then remembered i had bought some Emma canning digi stamps so started playing around with paper piecing which I am loving. (I'm probably doing it the hard way though)

Well below are my results and then a card I've made too

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Trying to add a link for a blog comp

Well today things aren't going so well I only wanted to add a link on a post to enter it into a blog comp and managed to delete the whole post, so frustrating.

So I'm trying again here and lets hope it works this time.


Monday, 20 August 2012

Waste of time

Well I've just spent an hour designing this card for the tag challenge on polka doodles but having just seen some of the other entries not sure I will bother don't think my work is good enough yet.

Oh how I wish I had confidence in myself I wouldn't fret so much then and umm and ah over entering comps

Friday, 17 August 2012

A new skill learnt today

Last night when I couldn't sleep I started to read a blog by truly tango in which a technique for making a mask in craft artist.

Anyway I managed to grab half an hour away from the boys and try it out.

Below are the results

Thursday, 16 August 2012

New baby card

Well last night an ex work colleague who has seen some of my card samples on my fb page approached me to do her a new baby card.

Well it got me thinking, and sometimes I'm of the opinion that less is more and the choice of card stock can make or break the card.

So with this in mind I set about creating a cutting file for my cougar and cut the design out using some spotty white embossed card and some pink pearlescent card, below is the result.

What do you think ?

More garden delights

Well haven't had a lot of time over the last few days to craft but here are a few more from the garden delights 2 cd rom