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'

Monday, 20 August 2012


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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'
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