Monday, 24 September 2012

Little Girls - Swing Time

Hope you all have had a good weekend, sorry I haven't been around much, I'm having a new bathroom put in and its surprising how disruptive it has been. It poured with rain most of yesterday and I wanted to craft and most of the things that were in the bathroom have been put in front of the things I wanted to craft with. Still I managed it in the end. The bathrooms almost finished so things can get back to normal. I have used my new embossing folder (I love this, think I shall be using it lots) and a lotv stamp, its one of the first that I bought and I haven't used it for ages. It reminds my of when my sisters and I were little, trying to take the dog on the swing, trouble was the seat wasn't that wide!!!


image - lotv 'little girls - swing time'
embossing folder - couture creations 'tied together'
papers - first edition 'sweet owl',  bazzil card/silver mirri
ribbon - from stash
pearls (part of blog candy won from Teresa, thanks Teresa)
sentiment - craftwork cards
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash - challenge #69 'embossing it'
In the Pink - challenge #4 'embossing'
MAWTT - 'girly, girly, prim and proper'
Simon Says Stamps - 'emboss it'
Craft Room Challenge - 'childhood memories'
Totally PaperCrafts - challenge #135 'for a child'
C.R.A.F.T. - challenge #173 'children;
Stamptacular Sunday - challenge #182 'bling it on' (I hope pearls count as bling)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Super Striker

Hope everyone had a good weekend, it was fairly quite here yesterday so I had a bit of time to craft. I decided to make a male card for a change, as I hadn't made one for a while and it was an excuse to use another stamp that hadn't seen any ink. I've got a few male birthdays coming up so I decided not to add a sentiment until I decide what I am going to do with it.


image - lotv 'super striker'
papers - 'nitwits'
button from stash
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Here Come The Boys - challenge #36 'recipe'
Divas by Design - challenge #52 'for a child'
Cards for Men - challenge #19 'going digital' (digital papers)
Shopping our Stash - challenge #68 '3,2,1' (3 papers, 2 buttons, 1 image)
My Mums Craft Shop - challenge #74 'buttons'
By The Cute and Girly - boys/men September challenge
Stamptacular Sunday - challenge #81 'less is more'
Jellypark Challenge - 'all about the children'
Natalie and Amy - challenge #1 'anything goes'

Friday, 14 September 2012

Merry Christmas Penguins

Hi, hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. I've just finished work for today, just tomorrow morning to go and then I can relax. Quite a few challenges are asking for Christmas cards at the moment and I have been looking for an excuse to use one of the other LOTV stamps that fell into my basket the other day. I found my card quite hard to photograph today  (too little light in the back garden and too much in the front). This image is quite large so I was struggling with a layout until I remembered some cards that I bought from Hunkydory.


image - lotv 'merry christmas penguins'
cuttlebug embossing folder - 'polka dots'/'snow dots'
marianne poinsettia die 
spellbinders nestabilities
micro beads
bazzill bling
stickles - 'frosted lace' (+loose glitter)
coloured with promarker/flexmarkers

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Lili's Little Fairies - embellishment bingo (flowers, gems, glitter)
J & C Creations - September Challenge - 'cute christmas'
Cute Card Thursday - challenge #234 'christmas in september'
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 'things that make you go awwww'
LEJ Designs - challenge #20 'winter wishes'
Sparkles Christmas - challenge #20 'sparkle and bling'
CSAYL - challenge #28 'snowy'
Forever Friends - challenge #44 'embossing'
Willow Sketchie Challenge - (sketch or) 'things with wings'
Anything Goes - challenge #75 'early christmas'
Creative Harmony Challenge - 'almost white' (hope this isn't too white Linda)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Golden Wedding

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. I would like to say hello to my new followers and apologise for not having been around much last week. I will try and catch up with you all later. Bit of a change in the weather today, after such a fabulous weekend. I took my grandsons to Legoland on Sunday and the weather was glorious - the boys even went in the splash pools and fountains. My card today is one that I made for a friends wedding. Her colour scheme was gold so I made her card to match. This was the first time that I have tried inking the embossing folder, before embossing the card, I was quite happy with the result and it made the embossing look totally different. As I didn't have any wedding stamps when I made the card I used a LOTV die cut square mounted on gold card.


image - lotv
cuttlebug embossing folders
gold card/ribbon from stash
sentiment - lotv

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

J & C Creations  August Challenge - 'something a little bit different'
One Stop Craft - challenge #198 'no floral embellishment' 
Crafters Companion - challenge #28 'gold'
Forever Friends - challenge #44 'embossing'
Allsorts Challenge - week #171 'layers'
The Poodles Parlour - 'here comes the girls'
Cute Card Thursday - challenge #233 'autumn gold'

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Taking A Rest

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all enjoying the weekend, weather isn't too brilliant today so I have spent some time crafting. I would also like to say hello to my new followers, thank you for following me. Sorry I haven't been around much this week, but it has been really busy at work, and I have spent some time  getting the girls ready to go back to school.  I was very naughty, I couldn't resist - I bought a couple of the new christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley. oops (a paper pad fell into my basket as well) well it was free postage. I have made today's card using one of my new stamps and paper, I have used frosted lace stickles for the snow because I like the icy texture that it gives. I have also followed the sketch at Friday Sketch Challenge.


image - lotv 'teddy and robin'
papers - lotv 'krafty christmas'
kraft card - docraft
sentiment - lotv 'christmas sentiment tags'
stickles - frosted lace'
snowflakes from stash
ribbon - hobbycraft
coloured with promarkets and flexmarkers

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Friday Sketch - challenge #25 Cordine's sketch
Winter Wonderland - 'walking in a winter wonderland (he's stopped for a little rest and a gossip)
Penny Black & More - September challenge 'early christmas makes'
Joanna Sheen Challenge - 'going dotty'
Here Come The Boys - challenge #35 'teddy bears'
Sparkles Christmas - challenge #20 'sparkle and bling'
I Love Promarkers - challenge #132 'anything goes'
LEJ Designs - challenge #18 'anything goes'
Bearly Mine - challenge #50 'anything that glitters'
Secret Crafter - challenge #201 'animal antics'

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Carol Singing

Good afternoon everyone, hope your are enjoying your weekend. I had the last two bank holidays off work so I have to work tomorrow. Wish the weather would make up its mind, yesterday we had rain and a humongous thunderstorm, today the sun is shining but it is really muggy. I've made a christmas card today and combined the challenges at ABC Christmas Challenge and Winter Wonderland Challenge. I made my quilted paper on the computer using nitwits paper, I inserted them into a word document, shrunk them to size and joined them together.


image - lotv 'carol singers'
papers - nitwits
mariane creatable die - 'poinsettia'/'lantern'/'holly' leaves
cheery lynn die - 'holly corner'
flower soft
glitter - stickles 'frosted lace'
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Q is for quilting'
Winter Wonderland Challenge - 'red and green should be seen'
My Time to Craft -  challenge #185 'christmas in august'
Fab 'n' Funky - challenge #135 'use leaves somewhere...'
Willow Sketchie Challenge - 'christmas in august'
Challenge Up Your Life - challenge #76 'christmas in summer'
Stamping for Pleasure - 'August Rudolf Day'

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Little Ballerina

Good afternoon, hope you are all well, the sun is still shining here, but at least it is a bit cooler. This will only be a quick post as I am trying to blog whilst my grandson is in the garden, as he is still monopolising the computer. Its my niece's birthday in a few weeks and I thought this card might suit her as she loves dancing. I enjoyed the paper piercing so much on the mistletoe and mice card that I decided to have another go.


image - lotv 'dainty dancing'
papers - nitwits
flowers - WOC & stash
ribbon - stash
gems - bazzill bling

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - 'oh so girlie'
The Paper Shelter - challenge #78 'anything goes'
Creative Craft Challenge - 'monochromatic birthday'
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge- 'paper piercing' (stamp, ribbon, flowers)
Charisma Cardz - challenge #32 'monochrome'
Divas by Design - challenge #49 'anything goes'
Wags 'n' Whiskers - challenge #86 'favourite colour combo' (purples are my favourite colour)
Stamptacular Sunday - challenge #176 'lets hear it for the girls'

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