10 November 2014

Simply Betty's Secret Birthday Bog Hop

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!!

YES the BIG 40!

so we thought we would make it as special as we possibly can! ...

The awesome Rachel Sharp http://sharkie19.deviantart.com/?rnrd=118353 drew us up an image to use for Betty’s Birthday!!

A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies have done some unbelievable projects for you to see, they have all been mailed out to betty so she should get some amazing mail…………

But we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects
so here is mine...............
I had such a ball colouring this wonderful image! Using Copics and a wink of Stella Glitter pen!  Printing out the image much larger than I would normally use, to fill a 7 x 7 card base. I used American Crafts thickers for the number 40, and some TCP sticky gems. A bit of American crafts purple twine and a cut little skull charm.
As you can tell I need to spend some time actually studying the classes that I have purchased from Alyce at Kit and Clowder, as the hair is rather a mess, but I thought the dress was quite good, and I lucked out on creating the blue colour combo.
I couldn't embellish the card as much as I would normally, as I was having to post it out to Betty in the USA, and you know what the royal mail postal charges are like, so I tried to keep it clean and simple with just a little bit of bling.
here are the rest of the blogs in the hop. check them out and leave them some love.

Thanks for stopping by!

Rochelle xxx

13 June 2014

SBS Girlie Swap 2014


It's been months since I have blogged, mainly because I have moved into a brand new house and we STILL don't have the internet here!!! it is beyond ridiculous now, as it's so difficult to live without the internet nowadays (first world, middle class problems, I know, right).

So anyways, because I don't have a  lot of time, or Gb's to do this post, I'll have to make it short and sweet!

So you should have come to my blog from Darcy Schroeder! (if you haven't there is a list of the blog hop at the bottom of my post, so scroll down and start at the very beginning, a very good place to start! sorry couldn't help myself!) If you have reached my page after Darcy's, then please continue!

This is my second swap with the facebook fanpage of  Simply Betty Stamps https://www.facebook.com/groups/486424581374935/

My first was a Halloween swap last year, that I thoroughly enjoyed, and so I wanted to get in on the action this time. This swap was originally going to be a make up/nail polish/girlie goodies swap, but somewhere along the line it got changed a little. Each person had to write a little paragraph about what their crafty likes and dislikes were, then their partner had to go and spend at least $25 on items for that person (being a shopaholic, like I am, its very hard to stay within that budget, particularly when you cant get a lot for your money over here in the UK. Well that's my story and im sticking to it!

So my swap partner was Helen Smith, a lovely lady from the USA, who I had a absolute ball buying craft things for. Helen had told me some of the things she liked to craft with and some of the things she was interested in, so I set about getting as many things as I could! And thankfully she seemed pleased with the happy parcel that arrived not so long ago at her house!!

Now unfortunately my package from Helen has not arrived (I am staying positive that it will still arrive, so everybody keep your fingers crossed) but Helen has sent me a photo of all the wonderful goodies she has bought for me, and its looks fantastic!! But don't just take my word for it, take a look yourselves!!

I can see some fab paper packs, some wonderful grosgrain ribbons, some bling and embellishments. All stuff that I love!! so THANK YOU HELEN!!!
and here is the gorgeous card she made for me! I love this image from Betty's Boudoir collection, so much so that I had used the same image on the card I made for her!!!


So please keep everything crossed that my parcel arrives safely and soundly within the next day or so! and another thank you to Helen for the thought that has gone into this, and to Corinne for organising such a great swap, and to Betty for drawing and producing such wonderful stamps that we all love!!!

I hope you have enjoyed reading. Next on the list for the hop is

9.  Debbie Miller

so click on the link and carry on viewing all the wonderful thoughtful items that have been swapped!

Cheerio everybody xxx

 Here is a full list of the Blog Hop over at SBS facebook fanpage. Happy Hopping!!!

1.Betty Roberts

2. Corinne Jones

3. Anita Blake

4. Tanja Charles

5. Jackie Randolph

6.  Melissa Varga

7. Darcy Schroeder

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9.  Debbie Miller

10. Helen Smith

11. Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

12. Erin Stephenson

13. Sam Slater

14. Katya Bess

29 January 2014

First Post of 2014!! Happy new year!! Simply Steampunk Challenge card

Happy New Year Everybody!
bit late I know, but better late than never! hehe
This is not the first card I have made this year, but I have been so busy learning songs for my next show, and doing my tax return, trying to colour images for challenges I'd like to enter, packing up my worldly possessions because I'm moving house, that It seems I've not had a minute for anything!

So anyways, enough of my tittle tattling!

Here is an 8x8 card that I am hoping to enter into the SBS simply steampunk challenge (details found here http://simplysteampunkchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/steampunk-gals.html )

the challenge said to use wings and grunge it up. now I don't normally do steampunk and have very limited craft stash at my disposal at the minute as most of it is packed in boxes, ready to move, so I had to do my best with what I do still have out (not a lot!!) The image I have used is a sassy studios design image, found here - http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2012-04-21T08:31:00-07:00&max-results=100&start=32&by-date=false

She is called steampunk Amelia, and is an absolute joy to colour! I decided on purples before I decided on papers, so after colouring her up with promarkers and flexmarkers, I had to cross my fingers I had some papers to match.

well these are what I found!! The main background patterned paper is a DCWV paper from the "street lace" stack, I think, (but don't quote me on that). I Used a ruler to help tear the edges, rather than cutting straight with scissors to help to achieve a more "grungy" look. then I tore black and white card/paper to create a mat and layer for the digi image.

I cute some gears out of silver mirror using my tim holtz spellbinders die set on my grand calibur and layered the diagonally across the card to add a little interest.

the wings I hand cut out of the DCWV bright mulberry stack. I made the little photo corners out of some scrap card (again I think its DCWV stock) and then finally I have torn some more white card, so that I can add a sentiment and personalisation to it when I give it to my intended recipient, who shall remain nameless as not to spoil the surprise!

the card was quick to put together once the image had been coloured up, I just wish I had all my crafting goodies to use on it like all my distress inks, distress tools, crackle paints, spritzers etc! ah well, nevermind. it didn't turn out too bad!

thanks for stopping by! please leave me a comment if you wish! bye for now! xx