Hello everyone - apologies for not posting in so long but I have been busy behind the scenes looking for stock and trying to work out details to do some workshops. Anyway, on the site there are new things and I'm adding to them all the time. The Octopode Factory are the newest arrivals with the Aalice in Wonderland range.
and the Steampunk range;
There are also great stamps from Crafty Secrets - i think my favourites have to be the Wizard of Oz range;
but I love them all! Anyway I am thinking about starting a challenge blog so if anyone would be interested in that I would love to hear from you and if you would like to tell others so they could perhaps tell me what they think too ;o)
I'll be back soon - perhaps with a giveaway
Well I have loads to make so really need to make more of an effort LOL. Anyway, I thought I would post a picture of one I have made using Sheena's Bah Humbug ! 1 stamp set;
I've used only the Chipped Sapphire Distress ink pad for the image and distressing around the edges. The lace and flowers are from my stash but I'm pretty pleased with this card. I hope you are inspired to get going on your own Xmas cards too (although you're probably better organised than me and have probably finished them LOL)
Hello everyone, so sorry it's been ages since I posted but I've been so busy trying to sort stuff out ;o) Anyway I thought I'd give all my Facebook friends and blog followers a treat so there is 10% off all orders over £50.00 on the website . All you need to do is enter the code; OFFER1 at the checkout to get your discount.
I'm hoping soon to be stocking the amazing Octopode Factory stamps plus much more.
I promise I'll be back soon ;o)
Hello everyone, sorry I've haven't been here lately but I hope to post a lot more regularly from now on!! Anyway if you go to the Ladybug Facebook page and leave a comment you could win a 6 pen set of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers in the coloyr scheme of your choice!
I jst love these new alcohol markers and they are great value for crafters at just £6.99 for 6. There are also 24 pen sets at £24 but none of the colours are duplicated across the sets. The 6 pen sets are all aranged in tonal colours so are really easy when it comes to blending!.
They are available here and at the moment the 6 pen sets are on offer at three sets for £18.00.
I'll be back soon with some images I've oloured in with these great markers - and don't forget to go to Facebook to stand a chance of winning some so you can have a go yourself ;o)
I have got around to draw a winner for the Humphrey stamp. I'm sorry it has taken so long - my health has been worse than usual and I've had some crummy news from the doctor but I'm getting over i now so should be back to normal soon! Anyway the winner is...
Hello everyone, I have been a bit slack on my blog lately so I have 3 Humphrey's Corner stamp plates to give away and I thought I'd do them one at a time ;o)
So the first one is Birthday Girl;
She is so cute!
Anyway all you have to do is leave a comment either on this blog, on my card blog or on my Ladybug Facebook page Then I'll pick out a winner (from my hat lol) and then post the next set and start again.
If you post a comment on all three then you stand triple the chance of winning ;o)
See you soon
(Oh this is open to everyone no matter where you are ;o))
I thought I would let you see the mirror I have 'renovated' by using Sheena's fusion stamps. It was a horrible brown boring old mirror but I crackled it and painted some daisies on it - I think it's given it a new lease of life;
The paint fusion stamps and paints are available here I'm waiting for a delivery of the new fusion stamps which are the sunflower, tulips and pansies. I have painted 3 little panels to show what they're like;
They'll be on the website soon.
I have some great Stampavie stamps on the site which I'm dying to have a play with so I'll post piccies when I've done that.
I thought you might like to see another of my paint fusion boxes. This time it is using the daisy stamps.
I crackled a paper mache box and then stamped the flowers and leaves and then set about painting them which actually didn't take me very long. I then added the DAISY word and embossed it with WOW embossing powders . I finally went around the edges and roughly over the box with some distress ink.
The paint fusion stamps and paints etc are available in store here.
I hope you like this and it might inspire you to give this painting method a go.
Well it's a very long time since I was sixteen so I find it quite hard to do cards for teenagers. However, I was asked to do a 16th birthday card for a grandad to give to his granddaughter. I was really worried that what I came up with would disappoint so took ages trying to decide what to do. Anyway here is what I ended up with;
The stamp is from Bildmalarna's Little Winged Friends range, and is called you and me. It is available in the store here..
The papers are Basic Grey - Cappella I think. I cut out her name on my Cricut along with the 16 on the front and inside the card, and distressed all the papers with Distress inks. The image itself is coloured with Aqua markers. The flowers and lace was from my stash.
I thought this was a nice card as not too babyish but representative of how a granddad always sees his granddaughter as a little girl.
I made a nice box for it to go in too.
Well I was still nervous about it but he was really pleased with it so I was chuffed with that in the end. I just hope Jessica liked it too ;o)
I hope you like it too.
Thought I would post a heart shaped box (2 actually) that I have painted using the paint fusion technique. The stamps and paint are available here.
Sorry there's so many but wanted to show all sides ;o) I really urge you to give this a try if you haven't already, if I can do it anyone can. I am giving the large box to my mum for mother's day so I have lined it with some velvet sticky back paper.
Will probably try the daisies next!
Well I am slowly building up stock levels. I have added some of Sheena Douglass's Paint Fusion range including some of the stamps and paints. I have been playing with this range and I love it - I'll post some pictures later of my efforts. Also up on the site are some stamps from Crafthouse Press - a UK based firm. These include the Dandelion stamps;
These are really cute and already mounted on Kling-on so easy to use.
Also from Crafthouse Press are the 'Fabulous' range;
I just love these little stamps they are so versatile.
Also on the site are the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains which are great for all sorts of projects including dyeing ribbon and trimmings and colouring tags. They can be used in conjunction with the Distress inkpads. I am at the moment waiting for lots more Tim Holtz Idea-ology stock to come too.
Also due is the second issue of the Cricut magazine and also an Ideas magazine which this month is all about embellishments.
Finally I am waiting for lots of Imaginisce products including their brilliant i-bond tool and their super roly rosies which I have been desperate to get hold of.
Anyway I'll be back soon with my paint fusion projetcs and more news of new stock.