Friday, 31 August 2012


Well here we are at release day...... FINALLY!!!
Who has been waiting for these??
Well first up let me show you the final 4 characters before I show you how the bunting looks all strung together!



And finally 


(sold seperately!)

So there you have it.....
All 12 fabulous characters...... who is your favourite???

And as promised here are some pictures of my bunting all up and hanging together.
I have changed the order around though!!

So what do you think??
I would love to know!!

  •  All these are available as of today in digi from until Sept. 7th.

    Don't forget to visit the other girls and leave them some love 

    Here is the blog hop list incase you got lost!

                                                                      Trudie - You are here!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Simply B Stamps TEEN SCENE HALLOWEEN 2 Day 4!

Well here we are on the penultimate day of the fabulous release and we have another 2 spookatcular characters to share with you.

First up we have 




How awesome is my new die??

So tomorrow is the final day..... are you all ready??

We have the last four characters to show and then you will get to see all my bunting strung up together!

Don't forget to check out the other DT work.
These girls are fabulous!!!


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

SBS Teen Scene Halloween 2- Day 3

Day 3 of the Teen Scene Halloween 2 previews from Simply B stamps already!

I just love these guys and gals.... 

Today we have Corinne joining in on the hop.
So here is the new order

                                                                  Trudie - You are here!

Todays previews are just adorable again!!

Banshee Lola

Mummy Jude

I used fabric on both of these.... graveyard patterned for Rio and a ripped up pillow case for Jude!!

See you tomorrow for another 2 of these cheeky chappies!!


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Simply Challenged Challenges- What was that??

What Was That? Did you see something Move? Was it a Ghost, or a Ghoul or maybe a Vampire???

Our Halloween Challenge this month is all about movement. We'd like you to create something that is interactive or has movement.  Just make sure your use a SBS image and that it's scary and spooky, and makes us jump out of our skins!!!

My image for this challenge was A+ Lola from the Back to School Emos.

The ghosts are made of gauze and on wires so they move about looking very ghostly!!!

Check out the challenge blog to see what the other girls have done with images from this collection and to leave your entry.  Don't forget to check out the other challenges we have running aswell.



Thank you for all your great comments for yesterdays preview.
I hope you are going to love today's as much!

The hop is the same order again but here is a reminder for you

Trudie - You are here!

So here we are with

Cacklin' London

and Bwains Christian

The papers I have used for Bwains Christian are available in Betty's store and I am soooooo pleased they arrived in time for me to use with this collection!!

Now don't forget there are 12...... YES 12, characters in this release so we have loads more fun still to come.
See you tomorrow for the next 2........
They may just be my favourites!!!


Monday, 27 August 2012

MMCS- CC Designs and Bazzil Basics Halloween

I hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend even if it is pouring with rain!
I am still on my big Halloween kick and this week I have been playing with the new stamps and dies from CC Designs along with the All Hallows Eve from Bazzil Basics Paper.

I just had to get the Sweet November Pumpkin fun set 

*NEW* CC Designs - Sweet November Pumpkin Fun

I have used the gorgeous cat and the House of the Hill die.

*NEW* CC Designs Cutters - House On The Hill Die

And here is my tag!

Finished off with some stickles, gems and ribbon.

See you next week!

WOOOHOOO!!!!! Simply B Stamps - Teen Sceen Halloween 2 previews

The time has finally come to start showing you the brand new super duper
I can safely say all of us DT girls have been itching to get these out ..... not only because they are amazing but because Betty just kept adding more and more great characters to it!!
My favourite changes from hour to hour but they are all just as fabulous as eachother.
We are starting with two great guys today.
First up we have

and secondly


As you can see I am making a string of Halloween Bunting using these .......
come back tomorrow to see who is going to be next!!

Now as you are aware by now we are hopping!!
You should've reached me via the lovely Irene, but if you have found me first pop back to the start and have fun!!

Trudie - You are here!

Don't forget to show us some love and let us know what you think!!

See you tomorrow!!!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

That Craft Place- Show us your Stash

Here we are again, asking you to show us yout stash.
This week we want to see your STAMPS!
I am going apologize about the slight obsession I have....(to be honest as I was photographiong these I went through them all and decided it was time to sell some on aswell.... so these are just the babies I am keeping!!)
First up are my Simply B Stamps in clear and rubber.

Here are my CC Designs
Now my Magnolias that are still in their packets
My loose Magnolias
My wooden stamps
Everything else
This has my Kraftin' Kimmies, Kaisercraft, Whimsey and La la lands etc etc etc!!
And here is my most priced possession
My Digi Stick!!!
There are well over 1000 images on here!!  I can never just buy one image.... I need the whole set!!
I think I need to go to a self help group!!
Your turn now, pop on over to the That Craft Place and show us your stamps!!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

SCC - Anything goes

It's the 21st of the month again, you know what that means??

It is time for our Anything goes with a SBS image.

Check the Challenge Blog for full details and to see what the other DT girls have been up to.
This week we were told to use a Christmas Zombie and I had Jinglin' Jessi.  I was lucky enough to win this collection in clear stamp form last year and am looking forward to doing some very 'different' christmas cards this year!!

I haven't quite got my head around christmas yet, it is still far to hot and muggy for that, but here is my card anyway!!

So what are you going to do??

Oh and only 5 more followers and the challenge blog reaches 100!!!


Monday, 20 August 2012

Happy Hauntings at My Mum's Craft Shop

As you all know by now I am a little obsessed with Halloween..... ok more than a little!
I have been dying for the stunning 'Happy Haunting' papers from Graphic 45 since I first saw them.

To say I love this pad is an understatement!
Kitty was kind enough to order this in specially for me.
If you contact the shop, Kitty has some amazing deals on at the moment and will be able to do the same for you.
I have big plans for these papers and you will have to keep coming back to see what emerges from them! I have a feeling I shall be getting many more of these pads along with all the other bits and pieces that go with them!
I have spent most of the day doing a massive 'Fuzzy Cut' around some of the gorgeous little children. Here are a card and a tag I have made with some of these pieces.
Dont forget to contact Kitty either through here or through the FB group to find out what deals she has going on these.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

SBS Tumblin Buddies 2 Hop.

After seeing how much fun everyone had with the first Tumblin Buddies swap I was not missing out on this one!!

You should have arrived here from Jessica.

If you have found me by accident then here is a full list of the hop.

1: Simply Betty Blog
2: Corinne
3: Leslie

On to my buddy.....

I was paired with the lovely Louise (number 5) and not only did I get a great parcel filled with goodies from here, I have also made a friend.

Due to a strange coincidense we happened to be in the same area of Swindon at the same time last Saturday!!   We arranged to meet up in a pub with our other halfs and managed to loose a couple of hours chatting, laughing and drinking the afternoon away!!

Here is a photo of my goodies.


That Craft Place - Vintage Challenge

are you ready for a new challenge ????
The theme is
Vintage ....
we are sponsored by
the challenge runs from 19th of August till 1st of September
Please read the rules on the main challenge site.

Have you been over and Shown ur Stash over at our sister blog
And you can always find the best price's for your crafts at
And the best place on facebook is this amazing group

Here is my inspiration card.

I have used  a selection of 'Vintage Timeless' papers from Kaisercraft, along with a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  The sentiment is from a collection by paperartsy and the chipboard dress frame is from Make it Crafty.  The cameo is from Wild Orchid Flowers and the lace is from my stash.  I have used vintage photo distress ink on all of the papers.

You will find more inspiration on the challenge blog along with a list of our super talented new design team members!!


Friday, 17 August 2012

SBS Jude Halloween Blog Hop (Pic heavy + tutorial)

WOWHOO!!  So it's finally time to hop with Jude and the Rockers Halloween.
Some of you had a taster of our creations at the beginning of the week but today is a chance to see them all! 
Also after lots of persuading for the SBS fan page on Facebook I have done a tutorial on how to create some super cute t-shirts using these gorgeous images.
Well you should've arrived here from Suzi.
Here is a full list so you dont miss anyone

SBS & Betty
Trudie - you are here!





Right now for the fun bit!!

First up we have

Dark Fairy Brittany

Little Bat Ali

Little Pumkin Lilly

Of course you have already met

Little Skeleton Oscar

Little Witch Ariel

Now it is time to meet the little monster himself!!

Here is Little Monster Jude

Of course this is just his cute little face!!  I have made this into a mask for my nephew Gethyn.
Unfortunatly I haven't seen him to be able to mark out where his eye holes need to go yet!

And here is his t-shirt.

And here is how it is done!

I have done this on an ordinary cheap t-shirt from Asda.
£2 for 3!! (age 1-1 1/2)  Bargin, at this price if it messes up you can just have another go, either that or do 3 different ones!!
This technique can be used on any fabric item, so you can even have your own tote bags!

Stage 1

Wash and iron the t-shirt...... this not only will pre-shrink it, but it will also remove any 'finishes' to the fabric.

Use your chosen digital image in your usual computer program and make the image to the desired size.

Note the phrase at the bottom left.
If you want to include words on your garment DON'T FORGET to reverse them....
that way, when ironed onto the fabric the letters will appear the right way round!
Believe me it is easy to forget!!

Use Iron-on Transfer Paper and print on it is as you would normally.

Cut around the image leaving a narrow margin, this helps with keeping the lines neat and also allows for the removing of the backing paper without damaging the image.

Place upside down onto the t-shirt and make sure your positioning is as you want it to be.

Iron in place, making sure you follow the instructions on the transfer paper packet.
Iron evenly and smoothly.

(very important.... try to remove the backing paper to soon and not only will it be really hot, the transfer image won't be 'set' and you risk damaging it)

Once cool, peel of the backing CAREFULLY!

This is then how it should look!
Notice how the words are now the right way.

And now for colouring.

I have used my copics to colour this, you can of course use pro-markers aswell.  They are alcohole based and therefore will with stand washing.


The pens WILL NOT act the same as they do on paper or card and some care has to be taken when using them.  Build colours up..... start very light and work to darker, the ink tends to 'move' around if to much is applied and is then a real pain to try and remove.   Short, light strokes work best and try not to work one area to much..... this will lift ink and it will start to pool. 
Also dont work to close to the lines, some colours tend to bleed more than othersand it is always best to play safe and then fill in the gaps.

Leave to dry fully.
And there it is!! 
A few things to remember with this is not to wash on a hot wash.  Keep the temperature cool and don't iron over the transfer.  This will melt it and make a mess of your iron!!  The same should be said about tumble driers aswell.

The final step is to make someone very happy and watch thier face light up with something completely unique and special!!

Unfortunatly I don't have that picture to show you yet!!

I hope this has been of some help and I would really appriciate your feed back and comments.

There is another technique the same as this where you colour the image BEFORE ironing it to the fabric.  This makes the colours look slightly duller but works just aswell.

You can also stamp and colour straight onto fabric using Versa Craft ink pads.  Just be carefull when colouring with your pens as you may be likely to lift and smudge the ink.  This can be sealed with a hot iron. 

If anyone is interested in a tutorial on that then please let me know.

Good Luck and I can't wait to see what you all make now!!

Check out Corinnes beauitful treat bag she has made for her grandchildren using this idea.

Start simple and work up to something elaborate when you have the confidence.

Get practicing now and just think of all those great christmas gifts you will be making with the up and coming releases from Simply B Stamps!!!

Thanks again


Here is my beautiful Gethyn in his special one off t-shirt!

Cute or what!!