Tuesday 31 May 2011

digitalpenciltoo challenge blog entry {flowers and pearls}

Hi again,

Here is my entry for the digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com challenge. Theme : flowers and pearls.
Using a Bronte and Bella image.

Kenny K floral challenge.

Good morning! {Just}
This is my entry for the kenny k digi challenge this week. Theme: Floral
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Monday 30 May 2011


Good morning eveyone!
Well it is a terrible rainy monday today but i bought out the local wildlife! Me, mum and Digby were walking along the canal when three or four water voles came out and bagan eating some new shoots. It was the first time we had seen them close up. We also saw some ducks and their new ducklings, very cute!
   Anyway, on to todays post. I have been inspired to make these cards when we visited whitby during the Goth weekend.
This is a pretty simple card, a 6x6 in size, covered in a red paper with a panel of wripped coredinations card and the topper coloured in using promarkers: satin, blush, black, and red.
Then it was stuck to the panel, and i added  some pretty petals and a flower from my mums joanna sheen flowers. For the middles i added red and black pearls.
For this card i used the same size card, and a different colour scheme. Its the same image but insted of red i used maroon. I then added some pretty petals,pearls and a sentiment.
These cards are both very different from my usual style, but i think they turned out well.

Thats all for now

Saturday 28 May 2011

Dani and friends

Good morning eveyone!
Hope you are all well. Today my cards are showcasing images from www.digitalpenciltoo.com using images from Mo Manning which i only found yesterday.
This card uses the image Rae with journal which comes in a multibuy with the other two i have used.
I used a new paper block which includes pinks and greens and placed the flowery on to my base card [6x6]. Before having a strip of pink stripe. I printed the digi image and used our 3in circle punch. I then coloured in my image with promarkers: Meadow green, rose pink,blossom, ginger, lime green,lavendar, ice grey, satin and blush.
I added flowers in the top left corner and added a spare tatty teddy sentiment.
Onto my next one, which uses 3 colours.
This one uses a paper out of another new paper block. My next image is psst Dani and Taylor.
I coloured the image using promarkers: pale green, black,buttercup and pale yellow, cocoa,satin and blush and ice grey.
The paper flowers come from a trimcraft collection and pretty petals. The ribbon came from a local sewing shop. I punched the image into a scalloped circle 2. 1/2in.The sentiment was written on the computer.
My next one is using image Jordan multitasking.
Yet again i used pink and green papers. The image was coloured using promarkers: Satin and blush, henna, rose pink,lime green and blossom.
The flowers are from a trimcraft collection . Once i had punched the image in my 3in circle, i stuck it with flat tape,so the flowers lay over the top. The sentiment again came from my computer.

NOTE: Although you may not see the name label on the toppers, because i punched them they were missed out, but i will stick it on as they would like to see it on the artwork. As you can see above, i have stuck it under the shoes.
I hope to show more soon.

Friday 27 May 2011

Mystical Mermaids. My challenge card

Good morning Followers and newbies!
This is my challenge card for the karens doodles Sparkle and shine challenge.
Although you cant realy see [ sorry,my camera is acting up] the mermaid has been sprayed with glitter spray.
I was going to show you my birth announcement cards but couldnt get a good photo.
I created these because of my cousin having a baby in august and it will be another boy.
I will try and get a photo soon.

Thursday 26 May 2011


Hi followers and newbies!
Here i am again, to show you some of my Bazoo, by Helz Cuppleditch, creations.
I love the images in this collection. They are all so cute.
One of my faviourite images. Ahh, how sweet........
Oh no! A cheeky monkey!

I hope you like my Bazoo cards. I would give this collection 5/5. They are perfect for kids and big kids.  Check out www.docrafts.co.uk/craftylyn  for my mums BAZOO cards.



Hi followers { and Newbies}
I am now back from my hols, [well for a few weeks anyway] and have plenty to share including cards made with freebies and the new Helz Cuppleditch collection, BAZOO.
I do have some exciting news to share though! When we got home this morning [ and 7.00am] i had 3 parcels to open! One was my charlie bear, yay! and the other two where prizes. One from docrafts, for claires challenge and the other im not sure, its just from practical publishing, anyhow, i opened them and found a great selection of treats, just look............!
I won some amazing Sheena Sketchy stamps! Which both me and my mum cant wiat to use this afternoon! From docrafts i recived 2 packs of midnight fairies paper and a sticker sheet.
I cant wait to get using, but for now, let me show you some of my creations.

Toadstools and Frogs!
Me and my mum decided to use some freebies from magazine while on holiday and these are my creations.
Theese next two are simple, and if im honest, unlike my style. They are in green and white and yellow and white.
I went for the simple look as they always seem to be so popular. Although i am a bright coloured, mixed coloured kind of girl.
And here is is! My first Paint fusion topper. I would like any comments and thoughts,[ or even questions if you are on docrafts only]
about any of my creations.
For more, please visit www.docrafts.co.uk/craftynatalie to look at all my holiday makes. There are way to many to put on my blog. And remember- ask me to be a buddie!

Thats all for now, check back soon!

Saturday 21 May 2011

Good Morning everyone!

Good morning!

Well it is sunny here. Unfortunatly, as im not on my home computer, i cant upload any of my cards!

But i will as soon as i get back. There is a mixture of stamped projects and tatty teddy, including some paint fusion projects! Ive only had three goes, but im doing ok.  A few of my new cards are cute and modern, using freebies from magazines such as stamps and paperpads.  Im a big fan of the free stamps from june's issue of Simply Homemade. They are Nitwit stamps, {Realy big fan}
  Even my mum has tried new techniques using them including  a patchwork look and collage too.
I don't have a lot to say craft wise as i am on holiday, so i cant craft  all the time, but im having fun!

Talk soon,

Saturday 14 May 2011

Tatty Teddy

Hi everyone!
Finally i can get back on my blog! Well today ive got some tatty teddy treats.........
This one is perfect for a male birthday or fathers day. It is again a simple sketch, the sentiment is a cuddly buddly sentiment, so it can be used for fathers day or a birthday.
Its a beautiful blue and indigo colouring.
This one is a girly card, the decoupage design is suitable for either male or female but i went female. Again a cuddly buddly sentiment and a simple sketch. Theese cards are definitly some of my faviourites. You can realy make pretty cards with tatty teddy.
Now, something different. Tatty Teddy gift boxes. I decorated them using the smaller toppers and added sequins and a bow. Lovely for little treats.

NEWS: Some exciting news is that i have recived my paint fushion stuff and will soon be able to show you what ive made, so look out for some home decor!
NOTE: I will be unable to post, again , for two weeks from Monday.
But i will still be able to blog and be on my docrafts account, just not able to post photos.

Talk soon,

Thursday 12 May 2011

Diamond Fold Seaside Card

This card is a real summery card.
Its a diamond fold shape, made with papers and toppers from the SummerBreeze cd rom.

The dolphin topper is glittered with crafters companion glitter spray.

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Have a guess!

Heres one of my new cards.
Its just a quick post.
This card would of been suitable for the i love promarker challenge, song titles.
Have a guess at which song???!!!
Leave a comment below.
CLUE: It was a realy popular song in the past five years and it had 2 parts??!!

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Blog candy at world of Sarpreet

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know that http://worldofsarpreet.blogspot.com/ is holding a blog candy competition. It includes:
Blog Candy Includes:

Papermania Embossing Folders - Stars (worth £2.99)

Wild Rose Studio Printable Papers On CD Spring (worth £14.99)

Wild Rose Studio Printable Papers On CD Christmas (worth £14.99)

Basic Grey Paper Pad - Oliver (worth £4.99)

Basic Grey Paper Pad - Olivia (worth £4.99)

Basic Grey Paper Pad - Lime Rickey (worth £4.99)

Penny Black Stamp - Owl Be Yours (worth £6.65)

Fizzy Moon Stamp - Bunch (worth £3.99)

Wild Rose Studio - Molly In The Snow (worth £4.99)

Memento Ink Pad - London Fogg (worth £4.75)

in aid of cancer research uk.

Sunday 8 May 2011

My first Kenny K digi card.

 Hi again,
My second post for today is showing you my first Kenny K digi stamp card.
It uses this weeks docrafts challenge sketch. The paper is from a dovecraft pack and one of my faviourites as it is bright and bold! The strip is made from a old pack of coredinations, wripped orange with a added yellow ribbon strip.
The sentiment is from a stamp.
I realy like this Kenny K image, and its realy easy to colour in.
My next card using a kenny k image is using the colours, black,white, red and blue........
Wait and see....!

Some pretty spring/summer cards

Hi Everyone!
Todays post shows some of my recent digi cards using digis from Cuddly Buddly.
They remind me of the latest images being used on some of the most trendy cards right now.
This is my first. It uses a very pale pink, lightly patterned paper along with a border made from a Martha Stewart punch {I think its called a trelis design, but im not sure.} The image is of a little girl with her puppy sat on an archway.
The circle sentiment is to from cuddly buddly and flowers are from Trimcraft and pretty petals. This card is a realy nice spring or summer birthday or Just because card. Now, i didnt forget to do a little boy either....
This one is using pale green papers. The small strip is a green, pink and white stripe design which complements the colours beautifully.
The image is coloured in with promarkers {My faviourite pens!}
The sentiment is also coloured in in ivory with meadow green edging.
These cards are great for this season and are useful for all ages.
Look out for more coming soon.

Thursday 5 May 2011


Hi everyone,
im now back and ready to show you some of my cards.
This was made with the docrafts Tatty Teddy collection.
Im a big fan of tatty teddy, so when i saw the advert for the collection i couldnt wait to get hold of it!
This was made with the A4 decoupage and paper collection. It may be £12.99 but its worth it for all the images, decoupage,tags,boxes and papers, not forgetting the alphabet stickers.
This card is a 4x4 square card, i covered with dark pink card before adding the paper.
I stuck on the image, and sentiment before adding the pink silk flowers.
This is another of my creations. Using the Tatty teddy decoupage and papers i created this,
The sketch is pretty basic and can be used with any shaped topper.
The 3 stars realy add to the card, making it stand out a bit more.
This is another male card. Again the sketch is pretty simple and can be used in any colour way.
The ribbon i chose matches the ties that tatty is holding, so although it stands out,it matches.
The card candy matched perfectly as it is the Hush-a-bye, which includes a spotty design.

To see more of my designs, please visit the docrafts website and search for craftynatalie.
And remember to visit my mums blog too, http://craftylynsblog.blogspot.com

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