Friday, 29 April 2011

Well, I've made a start..........



.... on my christmas cards that is!! :) lol 

I have been meaning to make a christmas card for weeks, and am perpetually shamed when I visit so many blogs with beautiful cards all made nice and early and organised for xmas.

So, I followed the great sketch on the Forever Friends blog, and coloured this gorgeous digi-stamp (Do-crafts F.F.cd) with my pro-markers.  I spent hours last week sorting my colours and trying different combos to try and get the right shades for these bears - Im such a perfectionist! lol

I made the poinsettas from Marianne Dies, and edged the red paper with a ruby PM.  I found this fabby glitter in a small packet tucked inside a kit, and it looks amazing in RL!  I used HOTP papers, MS punch and sentiment from a Forever Friends kit.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Forever Friends - Great Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on
Stamptacular Sunday - Pile it On
The Crafty Pad - Circles
Pear Tree Designs - Colourful
Paper Playtime - Digi Friends
The Crazy Challenge - 3 different DP
Craft Your Passion - Show us Your Layers
Top Tip Tuesday - Squares
Tuesday Throwdown - Brads or Eyelets
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Dies or Punch

Thanks so much for looking, hope everyone has a great BH weekend,  Im now off to watch the wedding! ;)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - DT card



Well, here we are at Wednesday, (this week is flying by!), and so sees the start of a great new challenge over at I ♥ promarkers.  This week the theme is 'No Design Paper', so I got busy with lots of punches, dies, chalks, glitter and embossing. 

We are sponsored this week by Digi Doodle Shop and I used one of their cute little images for this card called Fairy and Daisy.  There is a great half-price sale on at the moment, so well worth checking out the site.

I used cuttlebug dies and an embossing folder, and also Marianne and Spellbinder dies.  I chalked the edges of all the cardstock and die-cuts and also glittered like crazy to give it some sparkle.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Fussy and Fancy - Springtime
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on - I think glitter counts as bling?
CES Challenges - Spring colours
Stamptacular Sunday - Pile it on
Paper Sundaes - Sparkle, punches & yellow
Bling it On - Digi & bling
Whoopsi Daisy - Fairies
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking at my card today, and good luck to everyone entering these challenges

Saturday, 23 April 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge - Chocolate DT card

2nd Post of the Day


Today is a new challenge over at One Stop Craft, where the theme is 'Chocolate', and we are being generously sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear stamps.  Our DT have totally rocked this theme, and created some really gorgeous projects for inspiration. :)



Now, the sentiment........I dont have many hero's in life (apart from the divine Richard Armitage ;) and of course my dad :)! ), but if I had to name a 1-2-1 it would be Charles Dickens. Of all the people who ever lived and are living, Charlie Dickens is the ONE person I would choose to sit down and have a chat with. I cant put it more simple than that really.......

I am always interested in people's 1-2-1's, so if you feel like leaving a comment, I would love to read it. :)

I am dedicating this card to my good blogging buddy Bridget, who recently sent me a wonderful parcel of stash, which I couldnt wait to put to good use in this card.  I was so thrilled to receive post all the way from Nebraska!!!  :D Its the first time I had ever seen or used Stampin Up products and I have to say they are brilliant. Thank you Bridget :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Stamptacular Sunday - Magnolicious
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Layers
Stamp with Fun - Birthday
The Crazy Challenge - Friendship
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy
Craft Your Passion - Spotted
Papertake Weekly - Spots and Stripes
Everybody Art - Pearls
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown - Polka Dots
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Flowers
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Sweet treats for Easter
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Celebrate - I chose friends
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on
Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, I hope everyone has a cracking Easter.

Sweet Stampin DT Card - Easter

First post of the day


Cor! :) The weather here for the Easter hols is gorgeous, and I hope everyone is enjoying some sun and/or a few well deserved days off work. 

So the challenge over on Sweet Stampin this week is Easter.  There are lots of fab challenges with the same theme this week, so I hope you will share your creations with us.  Also, checkout the rest of the DT's cards for some extra special inspiration :)

I have used a sweet bunny image from Di's Digi Downloads who are our sponsors this week , and there is also a very cute freebie if you visit the site.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

The Crafty Pad - Easter
Scrappy Frogs - Easter
Stempeltraeume - Easter
Die Cut Dreams - Easter
CES Challenges - Spring colours
Digital Tuesday - Pretty punches
Tuesday Throwdown - Polka Dots
2 Sisters Challenge - Cute picture inspiration
Kaboodle Doodles - Thoughts of easter
Creative Inspirations - Animals/pets
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you will pop back later and see my 2nd DT card today. :)



Wednesday, 20 April 2011

My first DT card for ..............???



Oh wow!  I have been waiting to share this news for days, and its been killing me! :) lol.

..................I have been asked to join the DT for I LOVE PROMARKERS !!! :) Woop woop!  This has long been one of my favourite challenge blogs as everyone knows I love my promarkers!  I feel so lucky and honoured to be asked to join such a talented team.

So this weeks challenge is real simple - Anything Goes - which is brilliant,  and we are sponsored this week by Sentiments 4 You, - you can resize these circular sentiments to fit any nestie - which is perfect.


I spent ages looking for the right colour card for matting my image and sentiment, and I remembered that the very clever Coops once suggested that you dont need to buy coloured card - just colour your card with your promarkers - simples! lol   So I just used my blush PM and coloured the backing card, scalloped nestie and the fleur-de-lys die.  Genius, and it took seconds.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

CLP - Great Sketch
Do You Stack Up - Scallops
Just Magnolia - Happy Birthday
2 Sisters Challenge - Bingo - Ribbon+Gems/Pearls+Flowers
Stamptacular Sunday - Magnolicious
Stamp with Fun - Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy
A Spoonful of Sugar - Celebrate Something
Everybody Art - Pearls
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge - Spring colours
Crafts and Me - Pink and Sweet


Thanks so much for looking, have a smashing day, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Blue Birthday


Hope everyone is good today? :)  This will be a short post from me, as I think I slept funny and hurt my neck, its sooooo painful, and will be much better off being busy than sitting in front of my pc ;) lol

Now, I've had this image coloured up for a while (I love colouring LOTV!) and finally got round to doing something with it.  I followed the fabby sketch over on I Love Promarkers, and raided my stash for scraps of HOTP papers, card candy, ribbon and brads, and also used scraps for the flowers.  I added stickles and bling for a bit of sparkle ;)

I am entering this card in this weeks below competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Birthdays
I Love Promarkers - Great Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - For a child
Passion for Promakers - Make own embellishments
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Frosted Designs - Use Brads
Do You Stack Up - Scallops
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a child
Totally Gorjuss - Fluffy
CES Challenges - Monochrome
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with wings
Lexis Creations - Monochromatic
Aud Sentiments challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - 2 x 2 - 2 flowers, 2 DP
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle and Bling
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Celebration/Birthday
Cooking it up with Katie - Recipe - 1 image, 2 DP, 3 embellies (2 flowers + 1 bow)

Thanks so much for looking, have a great day, and good luck to everyone in the challenges.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Peaches and Green


I have been caught out twice today in pesky April Showers! lol :) So I am sitting quite soggy at my dads today and thought I would share this card I made for the Lili of the Valley Challenge.  This week the theme is Peach and Green - class! 

I used K&Co papers (peach dots) and some peach Kanban card.  I made the roses from my new Marianne Creatables 'english rose' dies, and it took a wee bit of practise, but I'm quite pleased with them.  I distressed and sanded the edges of the papers (including the roses) and hand stitched the papers round the edge.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Peach and Green
Simon Says Stamp - Spring colours
Flutter By Wednesday - Open Challenge
Cute Card Thursday - Totally Tropical - I think these colours are quite tropical :)
Wags n' Whiskers - Ribbons and Pearls
Craft Your Days Away - Spots and Stripes
Stamptacular Sunday - Girls and Swirls
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
The Crafty Pad - Spring is in the Air
Magical Monday - Pearls and Swirls
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has sprung
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers, May Flowers
Passion for Promarkers - Make your own embellishments. 
Fresh Brew Designs -  Flowers
Craft Us Crazy - Spring/Easter
The Rubber Cafe - Spring/Easter

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Candy Pink - Sweet Stampin DT card.

2nd Post of the day


Woop Woop! :)  This is my first DT card for the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog where this week there is a fabby sketch to follow - I love sketches! ;)

We are sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe's Crafts (which is awesome!) and also our monthly sponsor  Bugaboo Stamps who have gorgeous, cute, funny and really original digi-stamps.

Why not pop over and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations and also play along this week for a chance to win a great prize :)

For my card, I used a Kenny K image called Vikki Viscious, and coloured her in sparkly pinks and black. 


I used a cuttlebug embossing folder, handmade paper strip, MS punch, spellbinders and Marianne Creatables Poinsetta dies.  The roses are WOC and the DP is MME.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Pretty in Pink
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Wags n' whiskers - Ribbons and Pearls.
The Crazy Challenge - Just add Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Dies, Punches & Ribbon
A Spoonful of Sugar - Tons of Texture
Crafts and Me - Glitter
Creative Inspirations - Punches and Dies
Colour Create Challenge - Pink, Black, White
Crafty Sentiments - Glitter it up
The Stamp Man - Embossing
Scrap Creations - Recipe: Ribbon, Flowers, Pearls
Kaboodle Doodles - Lets get girly
Karens Doodles Challenge - Fancy and Feminine
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Ribbon and Pearls

Thanks so much for looking, and I appreciate every single comment left :)
Good luck to everyone entering these challenges, and have a really great weekend!

Monochrome at One Stop Craft Challenge - DT Card


Weeeeee....! Its the weekend! :)

Now I made this card for my nephew - 'baby Wesley' who is 2 tomorrow, and a right little scamp ;). 

.......and over on One Stop Craft Challenge this week the theme is Monochrome - which is brilliant! :)
We are sponsored this week by Robyns Fetish and this gorgeous little digi Elephant is available here.  I thought it was a fabulous, fun image for a terrible two. ;) lol 

Why not pop over and take a look at the other wonderful cards created by the DT, as monochrome creates some really stunning and striking cards.

I went for tons of texture on this, using an embossing folder for the top panel, and a sheet of hand-made paper for the bottom.  I followed the sketch over on Wild Orchid Crafts, and printed my own sentiment.  Stickles, card-candy and fibres from stash.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Wild Orchid Challenge - Fab sketch by Bev
Cards For Men - Embossing
Sentimental Sundays - Lets get wet + sentiment
Lexis Creations - Monochromatic
Paper Playtime - Digi Monday - Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Tons of Texture
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - April Showers
Crafty Creations - Rain showers
Cooking it up with Katie - Scallop, Monochromatic, Dies
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Animals
PaperPlay Challenges - Critters Galore
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Card for child/Sentiment
Sassy Studio Designs - April Showers/Wet
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Card for a child
CES Challenges - Monochromatic
Claudia & Company - Monochrome
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Kreative Stempelfreunde - Swirls.
Woodware Usa Clear Stamps - Monochrome
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday
Creatalicious Challenges - Two Tone
I Did it Creations - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for looking and good luck to everyone in these challenges. 
hugs

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Shabby Spring and a lot of bling!


So a Happy Mothers Day to all mums and nans in the UK today :) 

Todays card is again using on of my favourite LOTV stamps - Dandelion Clock.  There is just something about this image that captivates me and keeps me wanting to get it out time after time.

I used K&Co papers and followed the fab sketch over on Simon Says Stamp. I distressed, hand-stitched and beaded the papers, corners and image.


The flower is K&Co (with added bling and distressing), and the gems in her hair are tiny clear acrylic dots.......


.........and made the dragonfly dangly out of jewellery findings - simples :)


I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Spring - Dandelions are spring flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Fab Sketch
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Dies, punches and ribbon
By The Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Glitter and Glitz
Everybody Art - Brown and Pink
Top Tip Tuesday - Nature inspired
Tuesday Throwdown - Florals
Allsorts Challenge - Bloomin Blossoms
Passion for Promarkers - Bugs - I think dragonflies are bugs?
Cooking it up with Katie - Sparkle, shine and shimmer (2nd entry)
Fab n' Funky - Shabby chic
Charisma Cardz - Bling and Sparkles
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Glitz and Gems
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Debs Creations - Emerald Fairies - Gorgeous inspiration banner!
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Distressing
The Crafty Pad - Flowers
Wags n' Whiskers - Ribbons and pearls
Frosted Designs - Bling
One Stitch at a Time - 3D
Do You Stack Up - Light pink, mauve and clear (I have clear acrylic dots in hair)

Thanks so much for looking, have a fabulous day, and good luck to everyone in these competitions

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