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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!!!



Ingredients:

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.


Ingredients:

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.


Ingredients:

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.


Ingredients:

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.




Ingredients:

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.


Ingredients:

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.



Ingredients;

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'


Monday, 20 August 2012

Daisy

Good evening, hope you are all well. My post is a bit late this evening as my grandson is staying with me and he has monopolised the computer all day, this however, has given me time to craft. I have used a sugar nellie stamp 'Daisy' for my card today, I think this is such a beautiful image, I hope I have done her justice.


Ingredients:

image - sugar nellie 'daisy'
papers - first edition 'summer breeze'
flowers & seam binding -WOC
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

I love Promarkers - challenge #130 'gardens'
2 Sisters - challenge #105 'in the garden;
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - challenge #27 'summer'
SJ Crafts - monthly challenge #8 'summer time'
Lollipop Crafts - challenge #87 'anything goes'
Forever Friends - challenge #43 'anything goes'
Craft Your Days Away - challenge #52 'farewell challenge' " anything goes"

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Mistletoe and Mice

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all having a lovely weekend. The sun is shining, I've finished work and I am now off until next Saturday, hurrah!!! My card today has been inspired by a few that I have seen on blogs that I follow and a challenge at ABC  Christmas Challenge which is too use paper piercing.  I have done decoupage before and the principle is similar, the hardest part was finding a suitable image and papers with a smallish pattern.


Ingredients:

image - stampavie 'mistletoe and mice'
papers - dovecraft 'back to basics Christmas'
marianne creatable die - 'mistletoe LR0189'
cheery lynn die - 'holly corner'
pearls - mei flower
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'p for paper piercing'
Crafters Companion - challenge #27 'best friends' 
Totally PaperCrafts - challenge #130 'inspired by a song' (It Must Have Been the Mistletoe)
A Gem of A Challenge - challenge #53 'animals or teddies'
Whimsey Stamps Inspirations - challenge #50 'lots of layers'
My Time to Craft - challenge #185 'Christmas in August'
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  'animal antics'
Penny Black & More @Allsorts - August challenge  'whiskers and/or wings
J & C Creations - challenge #3 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz - challenge #146 'animals'

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Fifty Shades of ......Pink

Good evening everyone hope you are all well. I would like to say hi to my new followers, thank you for taking the time to come and look at my blog.  I rushed home from work today to finish this card, it has been made for a new challenge called 'In the Pink', it also fits in with a couple of other challenges. I was originally going for a pastel pink look, but I didn't realise how bright the glitter was and these papers seemed to fit better.


Ingredients;

image - lotv 'dandelion clock'
papers - first edition 'love letters'
raffia lace - ebay
flowers - wild orchid crafts/stash
glitter - stickles 'pink'
coloured with promarkets and flexmarkers

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

In The Pink - challenge #1 'fifty shade of .... pink'
Lili's Little Fairies - 'monochrome'
Divas By Design - challenge 47 'for a female'
Sweet Stamping Challenge - 'things with wings'
Stampin' for the Weekend - challenge 15 'monochromatic'
Bearly-Mine - challenge #48 'fly fly away'

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Bee Happy

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, its been lovely here today, the sun is shining and its very warm.
My card today makes me think of summer, lying in the grass listening to the bees buzzing in the flowers


Ingredients:

image - penny black 'bee costume'
sentiment - 'elzybells'
papers - echo park download 'country park'
gems - bazzill bling
glitter - stickles 'crystal'
joy craft die/card candi - flowers
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - August challenge 'whiskers and/or wings'
Digi Doodle Shops Best - challenge #120 - 'things with wings'
Sweet Stampin'  Challenge - 'things with wings'
That Craft Place Challenge - 'things with wings'
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - 'lets play bingo' (middle line - die cut, free (gems) glitter
Scrapbook Sisters - Card Challenge #93 'things with wings'
Clearly Inspired - challenge #57 'things with wings'
J & C Creations - challenge #3 'anything goes'

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Mouse Bounce

Good evening, hope you are all enjoying the weekend. Isn't Jessica Ennis amazing, Congratulations to her and to all our other athletes. The challenge at House Mouse is 'Olympics' and this has inspired today's card. Please forgive me if the images aren't quite straight I had one eye on the telly.


Ingredients:

image - house mouse 'mouse bounce'
papers/sentiment - forever friends 'best of british'
charm - keyring (brought in tesco's)
twine - papermania
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

HMFMC - challenge #125 'Olympics' (trampolining)
Craft Your Days Away - challenge #51 'Olympic dreams'
Jellypark Challenges - 'Olympic Fever'
Cute Card Thursday - challenge #228 'clean and simple'
The Squirrel and The Fox -challenge #23 'make it sporty'
SJ Crafts Monthly Challenge - challenge #7 'the Olympics!!!'

Friday, 3 August 2012

A Girlie Christmas

Evening everyone, hope you are all well. Hasn't the Olympics been exciting the last couple of days. Just a quick post this evening as I haven't been in from work long and I still have dinner to cook. I made most of this card yesterday, but the glitter glue and glossy accents weren't dry enough to assemble the card. The layout has been inspired by the sketch at Sketch n Stash. I also decorated the inside of my card




Ingredients

image - penny black 'let it snow'
papers - dcwv 'rose tinted christmas'
sentiment - computer generated
marianne creatable - snowflake die
ribbon/brad from stash
scarf charm - ebay
glossy accents
stickles 'pink'
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Sketch n Stash - challenge #93 'Angie's sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'O for open it up'
Crafty Hazelnuts - challenge #83 'tie a ribbon'
The Cutie Pie Challenge - challenge #23 'Christmas in July
Tip Top Tuesday - challenge #82 'focus on the ribbon'
Totally PaperCrafts -challenge #128 'monochrome' 
MMCS - challenge #68  'ice cream flavours' (raspberry ripple)
Marianne's Design Divas - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz - challenge #144 'pink'

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Picked for You

Good evening, hope you are all well. I am back at work now and its like I've never been away Weather seems to be back to normal, sunshine and showers. I have made another card with a Penny Black Stamp today, (I coloured a few at the weekend) and this time I have used the sketch at Sketch Saturday. The frame has been made using two nestability dies scalloped circles and inverted scalloped circles, I saw this idea on Dawny P's blog a while back and have been die-ing to use it.



Ingredients:

image - penny black 'just for you'
papers - first edition 'spring drop'
nestabilities
memory box die - flowers
cheery lynn -fanciful flourish
pearls - mei flower
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Sketch Saturday - week #218 'sketch'
Totally Gorjuss - challenge #142 'pearls'
Penny Black Saturday - July challenge 'summertime'
Joanna Sheen Challenge - 'animal crackers'

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Ladybug 'n' Hedgehog

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday, I've taken advantage of the changeable weather to do some crafting while I watch the Olympics on TV. My card has been inspired by the challenge at Allsorts, which is to case a card. I've used a hedgie and followed the layout



Ingredients:

image - penny black 'ladybug 'n' hedgehog
papers - kay & co 'daisy'
joy craft die/card candi flowers
ladybirds - from stash
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Allsorts Challenge - week #165 'case it'
Penny Black Saturday - July challenge 'summertime'
Joanna Sheen Challenge - 'animal crackers'
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 'make your own' (flowers)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'
MMCS - challenge #67 'birthday girls'
Divas by Design - challenge #45 'happy birthday'
J &  C Creations - challenge 3 'anything goes'
The Poodles Parlour - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Video Girl

Evening everyone, hope you are all well. Isn't the weather just glorious. I've been to Eastbourne this week with the girls, and we couldn't have picked a better week - wall to wall sunshine. Its my granddaughters 9th birthday today, its quite difficult making cards for her as she isn't a girly girl, doesn't do pink at all, but she likes playing video games with her brother so I thought this image was quite apt. I've used the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. Hopefully I will get around to catching up with everyone tomorrow.




Ingredients:

image - Mo Manning 'video girl'
papers - crafts house 'cupcakes'
ribbon - from stash
buttons - from stash
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - challenge #116 sketch
My Mums Craft Shop - challenge #67 'birthday girls'
Divas by Design - challenge #45 'happy birthday'
Crafty Creations - challenge #180 'buttons
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - 'inspirational photo' (colours in photo) papers more than 6 months old
Crafts4Eternity - challenge #82 'brilliant birthdays'
Secret Crafter Saturday - challenge #196 'bright and cheerful'

Friday, 20 July 2012

Green OR Red (but not both)

Good afternoon all, hope you are all well. I'm looking forward to the weekend as I am going away for a couple of days and the sun is supposed to be shining!!!!The challenge at Jingle Belles is to make a Christmas card using green or red, but not both. So I've made one of each. I thought these cards would be great  to give to a male at christmas as they are quite clean and simple. I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday again, and borrowed my mum's musical note punch.



Ingredients:

papers - dovecraft 'jolly happy christmas'
image - penny black ' carolling hedgehogs'
marianne creatable - 'stave' die
musical note punch
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Jingle Belles - 'green OR red'
Sketch Saturday - week #216 sketch 
CCMC - 'ho ho ho christmas'
Forever Friends - challenge #40 'Christmas in July'
Cards for Men - challenge #15 .Christmas in July'
Totally Gorjuss - challenge #140 'its christmas'
Lollipop Crafts - challenge #84 'Christmas in July'
Paperplay Challenge - week #29 'Christmas in July'
Stampavie and more - challenge #172 'Christmas in Summer'

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Wee Goldie

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great weekend, the sun is shining here at the moment, which makes a nice change. I'm still really busy at work at the moment, what with people on holiday and off sick so I'm still really tired.  However, I've spent a nice relaxing morning making a card for a couple of challenges. I have had this image printed for a couple of weeks but have not felt like colouring her in, but have spent the last couple of evenings giving it a go., still not sure about her hair, but its the best I can do.


I have used the sketch at Sketch Saturday:


Ingredients:

papers - echo park 'splash'
image -  wee digital stamp 'goldie'
spellbinders circle dies
pearls from stash

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

Sketch Saturday - challenge #216 'sketch'
I Love Promarkers- challenge #125 'circles'
Joanna Sheen Challenge - 'going round in circles'
That Craft Place Challenge - 'anything goes'
J & C Creations - 'anything goes'
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - challenge #37 'summertime'
Craft Room Challenge - 'sports' (swimming?)

Saturday, 7 July 2012

White on White Christmas

Good afternoon all, hope you are all well. I hope all the rain that we are having at the moment is not affecting anyone. I would also like to take a moment to say hello to my new followers.
My card  has been inspired by the challenge at Winter Wonderland, I think I had only ever made one white on white card before I started blogging, but I have found that I like doing them. My card today is totally white, the only colour is from the glitter around the edges.



Ingredients:

centura pearl card
cuttlebug embossing folders 'winter scene' /'snow dots'/'snowflakes'/'polka dots'
memory box die 'snowflake corner'
cheery lynn die - 'holly flourish'
marianne creatables -poinsettia'
stickles - 'frosted lace'/icicle

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

Winter Wonderland - 'white on white'
Crimbo Crackers - challenge #19 'buildings'
Christmas Card Challenge - week #31 'monochromatic'
Holly Jolly Christmas - 'acrostic challenge' (h - holly, s - snow/snowflakes/sparkle)
Crafters Companion - challenge #26 'ho ho ho christmas'
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - challenge #99 'christmas in july'
Lollipop Crafts - challenge #84 'christmas in july'
The Squirrel & The Fox - challenge #21 'christmas in july'
Ladybug Crafts Ink - 'christmas in july'
TCCC - challenge #1 'deck our blog with boughs of holly'
Hooked on Craft - challenge #22 'christmas in july'
Cheery Lynn Designs - Challenge #35 'christmas in july'

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Blossom

Hi, everyone, hope you are all well. Its another miserable day - the rain seems to be back with a vengeance.
Sorry I haven't been around much, we are understaffed at work and by the time I get home I'm too tired to do anything. I have however managed to make a card - I was determined. My card has been inspired by a couple of my new dies, which I was determined to use, and this is what I came up with, (sorry the photo isn't very good, the light is terrible)



Ingredients:

papers - papermania 'lucy cromwell'
image - house mouse - 'spring - tulip'
fence die - marianne creatable
arboscello tree/fancy blossoms - memory box
leaves/swirls - cheery lynn
gems - bazzill bling
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Joanna Sheen Challenge - 'summer daze'
Allsorts Challenge - week #161 'in bloom'
I love Promarkers - challenge #123 'anything goes' 
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - July Challenge 'summer blooms'
LEJ Designs - challenge #10 'fabulous flowers'
Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - challenge #104 'summertime'
The Poodles Parlour - 'cute and/or cuddly'
Tuesday Alchemy - challenge #21 'anything goes'

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Evening all, hope you have all had a good weekend, I've not been home long as I have spent the day at Chessington with the girls. The weather wasn't too bad, sunnyish with a couple of heavy showers - at least they passed over quickly. I made a Christmas Card yesterday as I wanted to use my new die ( I think I might have got a bit carried away using it!!!) and I love this image little James bear playing in the snow...


Ingredients:

papers - nitwits 'little mittens'
image - lotv - 'james the bear - in the snow'
memory box die - 'frostyville corner'
stickles 'crystal'
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Winter Wonderland - 'Christmas Teddy'
Lili's Little Fairies - 'Time to Play'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'L is for Lyrics' - 'Let it Snow, Let it Snow'
Crimbo Crackers - challenge #18  'Anything Goes'
One Stop Craft - challenge # 118 'Christmas in June'
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'June Embellishment Challenge #6 Glitter'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'use die cuts/or puches'
Divas by Design - challenge #40 'To Die For'
Allsorts Challenge - week #160 ' Any Die Will Do'

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Pink Toes

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well. Its been a day of sunshine and showers here . I have made my card today with a couple of challenges in mind - totally papercraft and craftroom challenge want to see pets, I've used a sketch from sketch n stash and played bingo for papertake weekly.  I would also like to say hi to my new followers.



Ingredients:

papers - papermania 'lucy cromwell collection'
image - penny black 'pink toes'
sentiment - free from magazine
border punch - martha stewart
spellbinders die - labels 8 (image mount)
pearls and ribbon buckle - mei flower
ribbon from stash
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Totally Papercrafts Friday challenge - 'its raining cats and dogs'
Craftroom challenge - 'furry four legged family'
Sketch N Stash - challenge #90 'free choice sketch' (I chose sketch 82)
Passion for Promarkers - challenge #154 'glitter and pastels' (the ballet skirt and paper are glittered)
Fab N Funky - challenge - #126 'polka dots'
Papertake Weekly - 'bingo' I choose - glitter/diecut/free (free is pearls)
Penny Black & More - June challenge 'all my favourite things' (PB stamps/promarkers)
Forever Friends Challenge - week #38 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Candy Cane Tester

Good evening, hope everyone is keeping well, it has been another fine day here - not that I've seen much of it as I've been at work today. My card this evening is a Christmas card that I made yesterday (I had to wait until this morning to photograph it because it was too dark). I have been inspired by the challenge at Winter Wonderland where they want to see candy canes, I thought this house mouse stamp was perfect., the papers also have candy canes and I have used the colours from these for my colour scheme.  My layout follows a sketch at sketch n stash where the challenge is a free choice (I chose the sketch from challenge 64). As the papers are quite busy I used card candy to finish, coloured to match the papers.




Ingredients:

papers - DCWV 'rose tinted chrismas' (stash)
image - house mouse 'candy cane tester'
sentiment - docraft
card candy
coloured with promarkers and flexmarker

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

Winter Wonderland -  'candy canes'
Sketch N Stash - challenge #90 'free choice sketch'
Christmas Card Challenge - week #29 'dots and stripes'

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Labour of Love

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. The sun has been shining all morning, actually feels like summer for once. My card today has been inspired by the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, where the challenge is to use 5 circles. I have  used a long stamp and split it into 3 individual images  and made the other 2 by using die cut circles.  I have added faux stitching to the images and added a pearl to each corner, as there is a lot going on I have left it quite simple.


Ingredients:

stamp - penny black 'labour of love'
circles - marianne creatable die
pearls - from stash
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Penny Black Saturday - challenge #206 '5 circles'
Tuesday Throwdown - #102 'critters'
Cutie Pie Challenge - challenge #20 'real or faux stitching'
Penny Black & More  - June challenge - 'my favourite things' (PB stamps, promarkers)
My Mums Craft Shop - challenge #61 'clean and simple'
J & C Creations - challenge #2 'animal antics'
Forever Friends - 'anything goes'
The Paper Shelter - challenge #68 'anything goes'
Pan Pastel Challenge   - challenge #23 'summertime'

Friday, 15 June 2012

'In the Garden'

Hello everyone, hope you are all well, almost the weekend, can't wait. My card today has been made with the challenge at Lili's Little Fairies in mind. The theme this week is in the garden and I thought that this stamp was perfect. I have tried to make a garden scene using die cuts. I have used the fence before but not the others. The branch was made using part of a Cheery Lynn die. I have mounted the dp, the image and cut the diecuts with kraft card..



Ingredients:

papers - nitwits
image - lotv 'milly, me and my dog'
marianne creatable dies - fence, bird, bird house
joy craft die - daisies
cheery lynn die - flourish
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Lili's Little Fairies - 'in the garden'
Craft-room Challenge - 'furry four legged family'
Divas by Design - challenge #39 'summer theme'
Cute Card Thursday - challenge #221 'punch drunk'
MAWTT - 'lets get crafty'
Totally Papercrafts  Friday Challenge - 'its raining cats and dogs'
Crafters Companions - challenge #25 'time to embellish'
Totally Gorjuss - challenge #135 'sunshine'


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Tutti Fruitti Ballerinas

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all well, sorry I haven't been around for a while, but I took the girls away for a few days over half term and when I got back I came down with a bug and haven't felt like doing anything. I am feeling a lot better today and have even had the energy to make a card. I have used the sketch from sketch saturday which I rotated to fit my image better, and I was inspired by the I love promarkers challenge which is tutti fruitti. I don't have any tutti fruitti images so went for tutti fruitti colours.  I hope to come round and visit you all over the next couple of days and catch up on some commenting.




Ingredients: 

papers - craft house 'cupcakes'
image - penny black ' ecarte, splits, pirouette' 
sentiment - computer generated
card candy
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Sketch Saturday Challenge - week #211 'sketch'
I love Promarkers - challenge #121 'tutti fruitti'
Allsorts Challenge -  week #158 'ice cream colours'
Passion for Promarkers - week #153 'lots of layers'
Penny Black & More - June challenge - 'all my favourite things' (penny black stamps/promarkers)
Send a Smile 4 Kids - 'bright colours for kids'
My Mums Craft Shop - challenge #61 'clean and simple' 
Divas by Design - challenge #39 'a summer theme'
Tuesday Throwdown - challenge #102 'critters'
Make It Monday Linky Party
J & C Creations  - challenge #2 'animal antics'

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Frosty the Snowman

Good evening hope everyone is having a good weekend, as usual for a bank holiday weekend it is raining.
I have got lots of things planned next week as the girls are off school, so I am not going to have much time for
crafting.  I made my card to fit the sketch at 'sketch and stash' but missed the deadline. Never mind I am sure I will find a few others to enter it into!!!



Ingredients:

papers - dovecraft 'winter wonderland'
image - lotv 'Mr Snowman'
sentiment - lotv
cuttlebug embossing folder
snowflake - marianne creatable die
ric rac from stash 
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Lili's Little Fairies - 'anything goes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - K is for keep it simple
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - challenge #17 'monochromatic'
Jingle Belles - 'fa-la-la-la' christmas song (frosty the snowman)
Christmas Stamping - challenge #13 'monochromatic'


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

More Caroling Hedgehogs ......

Look at me .... two posts in one day - wonders will never cease!!! This one is going to have to be quick.
I've been inspired to make another christmas card for Winter Wonderland - sing a song and ABC christmas challenge - keep it simple and yes its more hedgehogs!!


Ingredients:

papers - dovecraft 'jolly happy christmas'
image - penny black
cuttlebug embossing folder
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Winter Wonderland - 'sing a song' 
ABC Christmas Challenge - k is for 'keep it simple'
Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes'

Gone Fishing/Father's Day

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all well. It had still been sunny here until about ten minutes ago, when the clouds opened, it is now chucking it down and there is thunder and lightning. It has been very muggy today so hopefully it will now cool down.  My card today is for the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge, who want to see anything but a square,  and I think I am going to make it by the skin of my teeth.  I bought some Kanban cards a little while ago, and they are really different - round, hexagonal - great for this challenge and as I haven't made a male card for a little while I thought I would make a father's day card.


Ingredients:

card - kanban
papers - docraft
image/sentiment - lily of the valley 'gone fishing'
charm - ebay
bakers twine - papermania
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Lili's Little Fairies - 'anything but a square'
Here Comes the Boys - challenge  #28 'anything goes'
One Stop Craft - challenge  #184 'for the boys'
Totally Gorguss - challenge  #133 'something new' (cards/bakers twine)
Crafty Katz - challenge  #134 'card for a man'
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - challenge #93 'bring on the boys'
Tuesday Throwdown - challenge #100 - 'masculine'
Divas by Design - challenge #37 'anything goes'
Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes'


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Caroling Hedgehogs

I hope everybody is having a great weekend, the weather is fabulous. This has meant that I have had loads to do in the garden, and not much time for blogging. I managed to find an hour this afternoon to create a card. This card has been inspired by the challenge at Winter Wonderland who want to see singers. I chose to use this penny black stamp 'Caroling Hedgehogs'



Ingredients:

papers - dovecraft 'jolly happy christmas'
image - penny black 'caroling hedgehogs'
poinsettias - marianne creatable die 
card blank - kanban
card - bazzil basics
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Winter Wonderland - 'sing a song'
CHNC - challenge #74 'christmas foliage'
Crimbo Crackers - challenge #16 colour combo
Totally Papercrafts - challenge #118 'animals'
I Love Promarkers - challenge #118 'use die cuts'
Crafts4Eternity - challenge #73 'hexagons'

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Christmas Crackers

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, its been a bit overcast and grey and not very warm, but at least its not raining.
My card this evening has been inspired by a couple of challenges - Winter Wonderland where the theme is 'embossing' and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge who want to see 'A touch of the blues'. I have also used the sketch at Sketch Saturday .



Ingredients:

pearlescent card  embossed with polka dots/stars
image - lotv 'james bear christmas cracker'
stickles - 'stardust'
ric rac from stash
coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers

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

Winter Wonderland - 'embossing'
CHNC - challenge #73 'a touch of the blues'
Sketch Saturday - week #208
Lili's Little Fairies - 'bear essentials'
I Love Promarkers - challenge #117 'anything goes'
Emerald  Faeris - challenge #24 'embossing'
Cute Card Thursday - challenge #217 'a touch of sparkle'
Pan Pastel - challenge 19 'pastel colours'
That Craft Place Challenge - 'monochromatic'








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