31 October 2013

SBS secret pumpkin swap halloween blog hop

Boo! Happy Halloween!

So I took part in a Secret Pumpkin Swap where we were given the name of another person in the group, to buy crafting halloween goodies for. We didn't know who our partners were until we received out package! How exciting! my secret pumpkin was Corinne, and she sent me so many amazing things! Thank you sooooo much!! I love everything in the package, it is all amazing, and I have used bits from it already. I also received a fantastic card made by the very talented Corinne using Kitty Boo from SBS! I received loads of great ribbons and some awesome bright coloured twine which I absolutely LOVE! loads of SBS Halloween stamps, a We R Memory Keepers paper pack which is super! and some washi tape too!!

Thank you so much Corinne! I Love it all!

Here are the photos of my amazing goodies!!
sorry about the first one, I can't work out how to rotate it! :-(

Here is the complete list for the blog hop.  Have fun and if you get lost you can always start back at www.SimplyBettystamps.blogspot.com

Betty Roberts

BreAnn McFarland, Vanessa Bland, Barbara ( Barb ) Ettinger, Carmen Shannon, Lindsey Gehin, Terry Helin

Corinne Jones

Sheri Loatwall

Trish thedish Sakulich

Marie Franklin

Maggie Schoener

Robin Bogle

Ashley Murphy

Lisa Howell

Tanja Charles

Emily Shroom

Kay Mowat

Wendy Billings

Stacey Stratis

Katya Bess

Elisabete Balcavage

Jackie Maunder

Anita Blake

Rio Ford

Summer Hills-Painter

Jo Walker

 Heather Whitlock

Tanya Johnson

Dianna Sowerbrower

Sharette Smith

Melissa Varga

Kathy Gillon

Rochelle Ayris

 Roz Wolfe

I look forward to seeing what everyone else received! Happy Hauntings!! xx

10 October 2013

31st birthday card, using saturated canary's Princess Reading Beauty

Hello again! Sorry it's been so long, but I just don't get as much opportunity to craft as I'd like to when I'm working "on tour".

But I did manage to make this for my wonderful friend Jemma who turned 31 this month. Now unfortunately Jemma was poorly sick on her 30th so couldn't celebrate the way most people would want to celebrate the big THREE O, so this year we made up for it by having afternoon cream tea at Thornbury Castle. It was soooooooooooo posh, any tea you could think of, finger sandwiches, and cakes and scones galore!!! We all surprised Jemma by being there, so it was lovely to see her, and celebrate with her!

One more thing I found out that I won second prize in Kim at Justwordz.ca's big giveaway! I am soooo THRILLED to have won! I haven't received my package yet, because I'm not home now until November, so hopefully it will be waiting for me!! whoop whoop! If you don't know who Kim is, she is a wonderful lady from Canada, who uses letraset promarkers, and she is kind enough to post video tutorials of the images she uses! You absolutely MUST check her out. http://www.youtube.com/user/kimbob271?feature=g-high-u 

Anyway, enough about cake and competitions! This is another 8x8 card using Saturated Canary's Princess Reading Beauty, which can be found here


Yet another gorgeous image by the wonderful Krista Smith!

The digi is printed onto Neenah Solar white card stock and coloured with promarkers. (still working out colour combos. I forget to write down which colours ive used each time I colour something in!! Naughty Rochelle! *slaps back of hand)

Continuing on, I layered the card black with a generic turquoise polka dot paper (from a paper pad magazine type thing I bought from WHSmith for £9.99)

The little pink arrow and the green 31 is made of DCWV cardstock, as too is the pink mat behind the digi image.

The twine around the side edge of the card base is American Crafts (from TK Maxx), and the little butterfly charm is the same as I used on the previous card, from Dunelm Mill, but this one is turquoise.

The stars along the right hand edge, are cut from the same paper pack as the turquoise spotty background paper, and I just matted them onto some white card to make them stand out a little bit more.

The pink bracket at the side of the image is just a sticker I got in a kit years ago from Create and Craft (something about birds, and Sara Davies was selling it).

Jemma's name on the pink arrow are alphabet rub ons and the celebrate celebrate celebrate is also a rub on (I think a 7 gypsies one, if that is even a brand)

And finally to finish off the card, I added some stick on gems to the arrow, some stick on pearls to the edge of the image, and 3 super cute buttons to tie in with the colour scheme.

Hope you like it as much as the recipient did!

Bye for now.

Rochelle xx