Wednesday, 30 May 2012

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 59

WOW....Where is this year going??? 

Its time again for our weekly challenge at MMCS.

And this week ...........

We'd like you to create something crafty from the theme...


This week's sponsor is...
They have such a fab etsy store with tons of images to choose from so you really will be spoilt for choice!
Here is my take on this theme.

The image is UK Betty from Simply B stamps and I have teamed this up with a selection of backing cards and Die cuts from the Cool Britannia collection from Kanban (which is all available in store).

Visit the main blog to see what the other girls have made and to leave you entry.  You must agree, its a great price again this week!

See you soon
Trudie xx


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Oueen for a Day at My Mum's Craft Shop.

Queen for a day

With it being the Jubilee just around the corner there was only one way to go with this weeks inspiration card.
I had to use the some of the latest Cool Britannia collection from Kanban. There is a wide variety of different backing cards and 2 sheet die cut packs to choose from. The problem will be which ones to get!!! Living close to the shop I was able to pop in and get what I wanted only to return 30 mins later for some more!!!
The stamp is from Stamping Bella and is called Ava loves to celebrate. I thought this was a super cute image to use with this Kanban card stock. I also went with the 'Queen for a Day' sentiment and the traditional red, white and blue flowers to finish it off.

I hope you like.

Any questions you have regarding anything in store just give Kitty a call on
01305 266859
she will be happy to help you out anyway she can.

OH and one more thing!!!!!!

My Mum's Craft Shop is having a birthday!

Our 1st Birthday Event
Saturday 23rd June
10am - 4pm
GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE (£100's of Prizes)

I will be there......... will you????

Bye for now xxxx

Trudie x

Sunday, 27 May 2012

2nd Release - Steampunk Classic Collection 2

Here we are again with the second amazing release from Simply B Stamps in one weekend!
Once again myself and the other super lucky girls from the Simply Challenged Challenges new DT got to play with them.


This collection is as stunning the other steampunk collections available from SBS and once again there are some amazing scenes to colour.

My image today is Amarantha and Archibald Meet. 

I have used my polychromo pencils for this, but I think in hindsight I wish I had used watercolours or distress inks (but I don't have any cold pressed watercolour card at the moment..eghhhh!!)  I fear I have lost some of the detail by colouring it this way........ Still love it though.

The words are the first four lines from the awesome 'Sympathy for the Devil' by The Rolling Stones.

Please allow me to introduce myself,
I'm a man of wealth and taste,
I've been around for a long, long year,
Stole many a mans' soul and faith.

This is one of my all time favourite tracks and thought the words were perfect for this image seeing as it depicts a 'first meeting'

Don't forget to see what the other girls have done and visit the shop to snap yours up.

The rest of the images are amazing....... 'The Performers' is possibly my favourite today!!! 
(I say today...... it will probably change tomorrow!!!)

Trudie xx

Saturday, 26 May 2012

An announcent and a Super Duper new release!!

Good evening everybody....... and what a beautiful evening it is!

I am going to start this post off with telling you all that I am now a Design Team member for
Anyone who knows me will know just how excited I am to be part of this team, I am a huge
fan and this is like a dream come true....... I get to play with some of the best stamps out there!!!

I am not entirely sure that Betty and Suzi have realised what they have let themselves in for!!

If you go over to the challenge blog you will be able to 'meet' the fabulous girls who are also on the team....... oh and for your information, I had nothing to do with my bio!!  My gorgeous OH wrote it for me!!!

Right then on to the main reason for this post..........

JUDE AND THE ROCKERS have gone outside!!

And what a perfect weekend to do so!

I have 2 cards to show you with these gorgeous images.
First up is


and here we have


I hope you like my cards...... I have really enjoyed playing with these images.......
I also have other projects in the pipeline with the others from the collection.
 You can see the full collection on the main site along with all the details of the LIMITED DIGI release and the PRE ORDER rubber sheets.

You wait till you see the others!!!  They are soooooooo adorable!!

Come back tomorrow when there will be ANOTHER release!!!
They are AMAZING!!!!

I would love to hear you comments so please say hello.


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New Challenge at My Mum's Craft Shop

This week we are asking you to create something using our


1- Ribbon
2- Papers
3- Flowers.

This week we are sponsered by Bugaboo stamps.

The DT girls have created some gorgeous cards and all are totally different..... you can see them all over at the MMCS Blog.  And as usual that is where you need to link your creations.
Here is my card using this recipe.

I have used the super cute 'Unanchor Tilda' form the new collection at Magnolia.  I am so in love with these new stamps..... they are adorable!!! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Florishes - Use a flower
Sassy Cheryl - Fave colour combo
Sweet Stamps - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe - Anything goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Hip to be Square

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Second post of the day!  Wow I am on a role!

This time I am bringing you Thrillin Rio along with The House of Usher.
Both collections are available on limited digi release at an amazing $3.50 each at the moment..... along with all other digis in store right now.
These can also be ordered in Red Rubber.  There are some fabulous discount options available for these aswell, for those details please check out the main SBS Blog. 
I am pleased with the way these two different styles of drawing have worked so well together.
I have also quoted a piece from the song although I am not sure if Rio and her friend are capable of 'terrorizing' anything....... although maybe Betty will have different things to say about that!!!


Good friends with My Mum's Craft Shop

Today I am showing you a card I have made that is a break from the normal things I like to do.
Having a background in fashion and wedding dress design, these beautiful antique dress forms from Creative Expressions were an absolute must for me! The set includes 5 different dress forms, 2 accessory stamps and 6 sentiments. These come unmounted so you will need some EZ mount or something simular (Kitty will be able to help you with this if you have any questions).
I embossed my dress forms and sentiment and used some black embossing powder to give them some dimension and shine. The papers I have used all come from the Almanac pad from Prima. The ripped corrigated card is something I always have in my stash!! I have distressed the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink from Tim Holtz.

(Having just read this through I have spotted the 'deliberate' mistake on my card!!! Can't believe I have done this...... I obviously didn't stamp the sentiment properly with the embossing ink because I seem to have lost the last 'er' on the end of never!!...... I can assure you this is my mistake and the stamps are all complete!!!!)
Guess I will be remaking this then!! Good job it doesn't take to long and still looks pretty good..... then again do you think anyone will notice??? lol!!!!

Have a great day xxx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Christmas Princess Rio

This morning I am showing you a cute little gift bag I have made using the new beautiful new Christmas Princess Rio.

This is my first Christmas project for a few months and I have to say it was nice getting my DCWV papers out again.  I also used the snowflake boarder from Memory box........ one of the first memory box dies I bought!  They are so pretty and delicate. 

The Rio's are available in red rubber and there is an offer on them to.  Full details are on the SBS blog.
Not only are the Rio's in rubber but they are also available in store as digis for a limited time.  They are there along with loads of other fabulous digis all at a wonderful offer price of $3.50 each!

Make the most of this offer and stock up on all of the images that you have missed and loved over the past few months.

While you are there, check out the gorgeous red rubber Evermore Steampunk Collection.  There is a fantastic offer on these aswell and for full details you will need to pop over to the main blog.  The DT have some beautiful examples to show you there aswell.......

Hope you have a good day and get colouring!!!

Don't be shy ........ I know Betty loves to see what we all make with her stamps and with her still being unwell, it would be lovely to make her smile........ post your projects on the SBS Facebook page.


Saturday, 19 May 2012

Summer Rio

Here is my second preview for the gorgeous new line of Rios from Simply Betty Stamps.

This is Summer Rio
I have used papers from my new Graphic 45, tropical travelodge.
Have big plans for the rest of this pad so keep your eye out for future projects!! 
So which Rio will I be showing you next?? ........ Even I don't know!!!

Don't foget to go and get them ASAP!!

Trudie xx

The Rios have escaped!

We were planning on releasing the Rio Collection of images next week, but with Betty being out of action and very poorly, Suzi has been left in charge and who knows what is going to happen!!  Well to start of with we thought you might all want to have some new images to play along with over the weekend. So we decided to release the Rio Collection today instead of waiting any longer.

I guess you want to see some images before you go shopping, make sure you sitting comfortably as we have 8 brand new images to share with you.

All the images are available to see and purchase in the store and on the main SBS blog, and the wonderful DT will be bringing you some awsome inspiration over the next few days to get you in the mood!

I am GD again and trying as to do as much as possible to help support Betty through this difficult time,
so right now I have Rock and Roll Rio to show you.

With the real Rio having a a new hairdo there was only one colour this could be!  The blues pretty much match!!! 

Come back later when I will have at least one more to show you........  I hoping to get more done but life has a habit of happening aswell.  And as this release has been bought forward to help out and I wasn't even involved with it originally I have nothing planned!!!!  I am flying by the seat of my pants .... lol!!!!!!

See you later xxx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

MMCS challenge 57

Good morning all!

Firstly thank you again if you joined in last weeks challenge the lucky winner and top three have been drawn and are on the post below!

Time for another challenge at MMCS and this Wednesday
 we have a great challenge for you...

We'd like you to create something crafty from the theme...

Feeling Blue/Get well soon
Yep! we'd like to see all your get well creations! or any other take you can think of!

This week's sponsor is...
They are offering the lucky winner 3 Digi's of your choice! How great is that!!!

They have such a fab etsy store with tons of images to choose from so you really will be spoilt for choice!
Here is my card to show you

Don't forget to see what the talented DT girls have made to inspire you over on the main challenge blog

Looking forward to seeing your entries!!

Trudie xxx


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Desert Island Crafts Challenge #31

Hello again, it's time for another challenge. Our Itinerary was created by Angela, whose had a little break from the DT, so I asked her to create an Itinerary to get us all back into the swing of things with her, Here's what she came up with...

Angela's Itinerary

1. For a boy
2. Personalised (add a name or two)
3. What's your number?
4. Doodles (draw on it)
5. Seam Binding
6. 2+ images
7. Something old
8. Something New
9.Something Free
10.Something blue

all you have to do is use 3 items from the list, but of course we love it if you
manage to use more.
Here is my card...

I have used nos. 1,2,3,5,8 and 9

This list was perfectly timed for me!!  It is my son's 13th birthday coming up and I have made this for his step-brother to give to him.
The image is Igor Miller from Simply Betty Stamps and was a bithday gift from the fabulous boss lady herself!

Pop on over to the main blog post to see what my super clever teamies have come up with and link up your entry!!




Here is my card for this week. Yes, I know I have used the gorgeous Sun Kiss papers from Prima again this week but I think they are my favourite at the moment!! They remind me that even with all the rain we have been having, that beautiful things appear because of it! And there is nothing quite as nice as seeing a line of sunflowers in full bloom. And these papers are perfect with this adorable stamp from Stamping Bella. This is Lolly and her Brolly...... how cute is she!! I tinted the edges of all the papers with the Antique Linen distress ink..

Why not visit the store and see all the new 'inky' goodies Kitty has arriving all the time. The are alsorts coming in along with the things we all know and love like the die-namics etc!!


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

MMCS Challenge Fairytales

Wednesday again!  So that can mean its time for a new challenge at MMCS Challenges.
This week we want you to create something based on ..........


This week's sponsor is...
They are offering the lucky winner 5 Digi's of your choice! How great is that!!!

They have such a fab store with tons of images to choose from so you really will be spoilt for choice!
Please remember New work only and no backlinking!

You have till 8pm Tuesday 15th May to get your entrys in!
Here is my inspiration card for you.

I decided on 'The Little Mermaid' after seeing the AMAZING new collection of digital images from Make it Crafty.
Not only do they offer individual elements but also pre made pictures ready to print and colour, of which this is one.
I am totally in love with these so don't be surprised if mermaids don't keep popping up all over my blog and FB page!!!
The seaweed is also made from MIC chipboards. 
I have used a combination of promarkers, fleximarkers and copics to colour this.
The seaweed also had a few squirts of Glimmer Mist.

Please let me know what you think and don't forget to enter!!!!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges....
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Whimsey Stamps - make it pop (add dimension)
Crafts and Me challenges - punches and die cuts
Creative Craft Challenges2 - anything goes
Jackson digital expressions - anything goes
Ladybug Crafts ink Challenge - anything but square
Pile it on challenges - fairytales, fantasy and daydreams
Dream Valley Challenges - for a special lady
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi / for mum


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Daisy Daisy

Daisy, Daisy........
I hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend...... My father in law is still in hospital over 3 hours away so Graham has gone back up there to try and get things sorted for when he comes out.... everything is really up in the air and we don't know if we are coming or going right now!!

Thank heavens I have a hobby to keep me busy!!

Today I am showing you the gorgeous Daisy Mae from Kraftin Kimmie.

I have used the beautiful new paper pad from Prima called Sun Kiss. I fussy cut 3 butterflies out of another sheet from the pad and just fixed them down the 'body' leaving the wings free to give a sense of dimension. The web ribbon and bow also helped with this. My good old faithfull Oval Stax dies from Die-namics came in very handy again for matting and layering the image and sentiment. Two gold corners and 3 gold pearls finihed off the card.

I used my copics to colour this image and of course Kitty also has them in store too!!!

Have a great day whatever you are up to.

Take care
Trudie xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Rose - My mum's Craft Shop Inspiration

Today I am bringing you Rose from Kraftin Kimmie. She is now avaiable in store along with all her flower friends and the new Wizard of Oz collection aswell.

I decided to go with a muted, kinda vintage feel with this card and so chose colours and papers to suit this. These papers are from Romantic by Prima, I have also used some plain papers that I had floating around in my stash...... I edged everything with either Tattered Rose or Walnut Stain distress inks. The dies I have used are the good old Nesabilities labels 4 and Die-namices oval stax 1.

I created the bouquet using 4 different styles of flowers, all available in store and finished it off with a length of antique rose seam binding. The lace, dragonfly and sentiment are all things I am sure most of us have hiding away in amoungst everything!!

Have a wonderful day and see you next week xxxx

Trudie x

Desert Island Crafts Challenge No. 50

Good morning and welcome to May!!  (Already)

With today being the fist of the month, it is time for a new itinerary over at Desert Island Crafts Challenge.
Being the new girl on the block I was asked to come up with it this time...... so here goes!!!

1- Shaped card. (no square or rectangle bases!)

2- Die cut shapes

3- Punched shapes

4- Bright colours

5- Twine

6- Buttons

7- 2 images

8- One word sentiment

9- Tree

10- Clouds

And here is my inspiration card........
I have used numbers 1,2,4,5,6,8,9 and 10

I have used the super cute Honey Bunny Marci Digi from La La Land Stamps and the die cut shapes are all stickers from the Summer Days 12x12 paper pack from Echo park.

I have used my Promarkers and Fleximarkers to colour this.

Pop on over to the main blog post and see what my talented teamies have created.

Would love you to take part and let me know what you think of my itinarery and card!!

Trudie xxx