Monday, 28 February 2011

One for Pixie Cottage. The theme over there was 'something cute and sketch' which I followed. The papers I do believe are K& Co scrapbooking large sheets i bought long time ago from QVC...hardly touched them but then I found a use for this particular one with this Ballerina Fairy stamp from Michelle. Love this, so well illustarted, coloured with Promarkers, cream lace used across card with Doily Lace punch and then the Sunburst fiskars punch right at the bottom.

Other challenges entered are Totally Papercrafts 'paper piecing' (on the wings) as is YNS #, Trimmies Craft # is a colour palette of pinks, Crafty Creations is 'at the bottom of my garden lives...' (a fairy), Creative Card Crew 'fantasy', Paper Pretties 'glitttery', CES 'flowers & flutterbys' (butterfly on paper and ofcourse fairy), Magical Monday 'lace', Crafty Cardmakers 'fairies' and to use at least 2 paper punches (doily lace & Sunburst), Craft Your Passion 'girly girl' as is Sweet Stampin, Whoopsi Daisy 'all cute', and I Love Promarkers 2nd entry 'stitching'. Hope they will all qualify...last day of the month today and tomorrow March is here!!! Have a good time crafting all.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Good evening all. Well I've had a busy kind of day and in between tried on several occassions to steal myself away from family to get onto blogger. Here is my win from Winter Wonderland challenge some time ago...I chose this House Mouse 'Yarn Tales' stamp HMLR1050 along with the paw prints with the voucher from Simon Says Stamp...so a big 'Thankyou' to both the challenge blog and SSS. I've used Anna Griffin border stamp all the way round, cream lace running across the card, a bit of cream & brown twill, stamp sentiment in Walnut Stain distress inkpad, promarkers for colouring, glamour dust for the sparkly wool, everything else from stash. I love knitting very much when I have the time and I'm sure this stamp will get its use.

So I thought it would be good to enter for House Mouse # 'Fave stamp', the other House Mouse & Friends 'love', OSAAT 'card for mum', Stamptacular Sunday 'frame it', Cupcake Inspirations Pink Pastels, Stamp Something 'flowers' (Ive got 1, the others are in the border) as are Crazy 4 #, One Stop Craft and Lexis Creations and the last one Stampin For the Weekend 'monochrome'. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Hi all! Today even though it's half term here, I'd managed to have a few hours to myself and made a small batch of cards. The fab digi image 'appliqued tree' from the talented Faith and for their own challenge. Found some d/loaded paper from The Creative Cottage Home Sweet Home kit, a bit of lace, stamped sentiment and butterflies which I cut out. Promarkers used to colour them and the main image.


There are other challenges I'd like to enter these into...Crafty Sentiments 'spring', followed the lovely sketch from Papertake Weekly, Flutter by Wednesdays is 'anything', A Spoonfull of sugar 'birthday wishes', Digital Tuesday 'punches', I Love Promarker 'stitching' (used my brown to do faux stitching around), Ribbon Girl 'pink, brown & cream', Allsorts 'inspired by nature', Do it with digis challenge 'distress it' ( around the main image), as is Anything #, Creative Inspirations 'stripes' and they're celebrating their 100th challenge Yippeeeeee! There are 12 challenges in total, I'm sure i could have found more but that will do for today...hoping tobe back to normal soon, so much needed doing in the house, half term seemed just right for a bit of 'spring cleaning'...hope everyone is having a good time, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 21 February 2011

Hi all, today I've a door hanger to show you for a very special niece! She's only little, will be celebrating a birthday soon, but a real cutie pie and already too big for her boots. She's one for always appreciaiting and very good with her thankyou's and pleases... so this i thought was very fitting as it's been a while since she received one from me. The image is part of a Popcorn Bear stamp from Crafters Companion which is so old but never used since I bought it almost 2 years ago. I gasped when I was tidying up and thought this is the one for this creation! Coloured with Promarkers on a slightly glossy card, sentiment from the computer, the tag/ticket is a stamp from American Crafts, flowery paper from old Pink Petticoat kit, plaitted some string, threaded a red heart die cut and tiny bit of glamour dust added.


Challenges entered are Trimmies craft 'not a card' as are A Spoonfull of sugar and MAWTT, Pixie Dust 'don't be square as is OSAAT, Creative Cottage 'fab floral', Wags n Whiskers 'punches', Incy wincy 'punches & dies' as is Crazy 4, Alphabet # is Paper piecing ( the top present), One Stop Craft are celebrating a birthday so want a cake (will my cupcake do?), CES 'spot & stripe' (spots on prese's, stripes at bottom), Stamptacular Sunday 'someone special' (niece), Oldie bute Goodie 'add a heart'. Hope you like this one, it's half term here and crafting has taken second place for a few days for some much needed family time. Bye for now!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

One for The Stamp Fairy. Hi all, I'm just getting this card into the challenge quickly which is 'basically white with touch of colour' so i have to be quick. Gorgeous digi image from their website which was a freebie, coloured with Koh-i-noors, glamour dust added to wings, made my own butterfly embellishments using handcut out hearts, heart die cut in corner, finished a few sequins, sentiments from Molly Blooms stamps freebie with mag.

Other challenges entered are Digital Tuesday 'use die cut', Do You Stack Up 'dots', Totally Papercrafts 'do it with digis', For Fun are celebrating their 1st birthday (yippeeeee), Paper Pretties 'card for a child', Fab n Funky 'make your own embellishments' as is Simon Says, Papertake Weekly 'put on the glitz' and Crafty Purple frog 'magical'.That's 10 challenges in all, have a fab crafty day!

Friday, 18 February 2011

One for Penny Black. I really love taking part in the challenges over at Penny Black Friends, and just couldn't miss the 'pretty in pink' one. Side strips and paper pieced flower from The Creative Cottage Home sweet Home kit. Centre stage is the fab sentiment stamped in Walnut Stain distress ink, from the Hugs sheet, just right to give to someone having a hard time and in need of a little love. Coloured with my Promarkers, butterflies are from Daisy Dandelion set attached onto acetate strips, swirl die cut and pink pearls to finish!


Other challenges entered are Penny Black at Allsorts February # 'say it with flowers' (2nd entry), Allsorts 'all about the sentiment', I Love Promarkers 'paper pieceing' (flower), Truly Scrumptious 'swirls & pearls', Crafts & Me 'things with wings', Crafty Calendar 'love'. Have a lovely rest of Friday!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Hi and welcome crafters. This week Faith gave Kaela's flowers digi image to work with. Super for a 'thankyou' card and especially if it's for a friend. The orange is copic pen, friend sentiment from Crafters Companion Girls set, 'thanks a bunch' from the lovely Paulette! Black check ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, everything else from stash.
Other challenges i'm entering are... Alphabet # 'O for orange', Reasonable ribbon 'spring creation', Creative Card Crew 'friendship', Creative Inspirations 'plain & simple, 2 papers, up to 4 flowers', Crafty Creations 'thankyou', Charisma 'spring has sprung', Paper Play 'add shine' (flower gems and glamour dust) and Cute Card Thursday 'shiny, happy card'. There's a bit of decoupageon the flowers, hope you like. Bye!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

One for Little Claire's Designs. Hi all, hope evreyone had a lovely time if you celebrated St Valentine's Day yesterday. Today I've this gorgeous digi image from Little Claire's (on their website, you've got to go and find it), papers from Summer Driggs dance with me kit, grosgrain ribbon from stash, made my own pink flowers out of punched hearts...they took longer than the card did!!! But i enjoyed it. Coloured with Promarkers and Koh-i-noor pencils for hair, boots and ground. Sentiment from Personal Impressions stamps.


Other challenges entered are...Cupcake Inspirations'flourish', The Pixie Cottage have a sketch and ribbon which I followed, Crafty Cardmakers 'hearts' as is The Crafty Pad, OSAAT 'make it pretty', they're also celebrating their 1st birthday! Incy Wincy 'colour me wonderful- use a minimum of 2 colour mediums...Promarker & Koh i noor's', Woopsie daisy 'free & easy', Kaboodle Doodle 'hearts & flowers' and Digi Stamps 4 Joy 'flower power'. I make that 10 challenges in all. Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Hi, please meet Josh. He's a great win from Sparkle and I'm entering him into their own sketch challenge. He's super gorgeous, comes on thick red rubber and great for all those difficult to make teen cards for males... coloured in with Promarkers, leftover papers from Nikky's giveaway at Polka Doodles, some doodling with my fine liner pen, base card is navy, slightly hammered effect, some bakers twine from my large flour bag.

Other challenges entered are I Love Promarkers (2nd entry) not sure if a second one is allowed as it was their birthday this week, also 2nd entry for Craft Your passion, Cupcake Craft 'seeing red' and Totally Papercrafts 'clean & simple'. Another one on my PostPals pile. Hope all is well and having a relaxing weekend!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Happy Birthday to Pink Gem! Over at the challenge blog they're hopping and celebrating a year of challenges...so I made a cute card with their sketch which could be used as a valentine birthday card (2 in 1), I'm sure there are plenty of people who have the 2 occassions very close together to mark. This kitty is a digi d/load from Janet's fab blog, coloured using Promarkers, base card is navy, slightly hammered effect, papers free d/load from Summer Driggs Dance with me kit, sentiments from Molly Blooms freebie stamps from mag, some mirri board waste for flower centres. Not the usual white card base, abit different I thought.

So there are as usual too many challenges out there...I'll just enter a few...Creative card Crew 'for a loved one', Stamp and create monthly # 'love' as are Crafty Sentiments, Crazy, Sew Many, Crafty Catz, One Stop Crafts, Fuzzy Wuzzy is 'birthday wishes', Cute card Thursday 'hearts & flowers' as are Paper Play and Crazy 4. Oldie but a goodie 'add a heart' (punched ones), I Love Promarkers are having a fab birthday hop too! The Secret Crafter is a 'stamped flower'(both sides of kitty) and CES 'cute & Cuddly'. Thankyou for visiting, enjoy a fab Saturday all!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Good afternoon! Say hi to 'cat with heart' from the talented Faith. What an adorable cheeky digi image but not just for Valentine's Day... I can see lots of uses for this delightful cutie. Heart is coloured with a red Copic, the rest is with my Koh-i-noor pencils and blended after, wanted to leave the ribbon area white so just dusted it lightly with Glamour Dust. Sentiment is a stamp from mag Simply cards & Papercrafts free with Molly Blooms clear stamps. Hope you like.

It's a shaped card and it stands too!

There are sooo many challenges far too many to enter this one but I'll list a fair few... Reasonable Ribbon 'red,pink and white', Do It with Digis and similarly Do it with Digis Challenge which is run by card mad fairys, Stamp Something 'digi', as is OSAAT, Incy Wincy 'love', Stampin for the weekend 'valentine', Digital Tuesday 'from the heart', Craft Your days away is a pic inspiration(went with red & white), Fab N Funky 'texture', Crafty Creations '3 words' (just for you), Pixie Dust 'be my valentine', Do you stack Up 'ribbon', Craft Us Crazy 2nd and final entry 'anything goes', Trimmies craft 'valentines', and Rainbow Ladys is 'all about love'. Right that makes more than a few...but i couldn't help it! Have a wonderful rest of Thursday.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

One for House Mouse challenge. Hi all, I've been inking up another one of these super stamps from the hop at HM and the stamps from Sue's package. They are so fabulously illustrated with the colouring and shades shown on the wooden ones... a joy to colour! This one is Finding Friendship JR1070, spotty paper from Summer Driggs Dance with me free d/loads, sentiment made on the computer using Leftovers font. I think this card would be just right to send to a dear friend, or for someone who's just found their soul mate or even a man card. Not too familiar with the characters but the big one does look like a Gruffie Bear...but will look it up!

So lots of challenges on the theme of 'LOVE' namely The Secret Crafter 'romance', Allsorts 'must be love', Crafty Purple Frog, MAWTT 'red', CRAFT 'in the roll of a die', Cute Card Thursday ' banish the blues', I Love Promarkers 3rd and final entry, Promarker # 'let there be love', CES 'red and romance', A Spoonfull of Sugar 'let's see some love', Papertake 'have a heart', Everybody Art 'valentine', used the fab sketch from Sketch & Stash (new stamp and paper, old heart punch), Teddy Stampers 'love' and last but not least Totally Papercrafts is a 'friendship' challenge blog and are celebrating their 1st birthday with a 'friend card'...Yippeeeee!

Monday, 7 February 2011

One for The Sugar Bowl. At last I've got round to creating something using their fab sketch which I hope you like with one of my wins before christmas. I love hops and leaving sweet comments on blogs and my win is the Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis 'mermaid' stamp from the Sugar Nellie blog. Absolutely stunning illustration and loved working with her and colouring with my Promarkers (hope I've done this justice) as my mind was pondering for quite a while???



I've been wanting to make this different style of easel card, so easy! Printed paper from an old HOTP Vintage pad, own hand made flower out of punched out hearts, Glamour Dust, sentiment stamp from Funstamps (long time ago), thin red ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, the embossed white is one of those goodie bag kids heart notebook from Tesco's (just took one out, punched tiny hearts with my Zision Provocrafts tool kit (QVC), embossed, inked and tied some ribbon where the book was bound together.

...the back. Sooo many pics today so I'll hurry up with other entries for my creation...Paper Play 'stamp it out', Crafty Creations 'red roses', I love Promarkers 2nd entry 'anything goes', Crafts and Me 'red', Wild Orchid 'love is', Craft Your passion 'anything goes', Magical Monday 'love' (use a magical image), Stamptacular Sunday 'hearts gone wild' (on the white), Crazy 4 'valentines', The Crafty pad 'love is in the air', and new # to me Do You Stack Up 'red hot' (there's plenty of red so I hope it counts). Wishing you all a fantastic Monday evening!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Good afternoon all! We're having so much of the blustery weather today that everything seems to be in the air blowing about so i thought to calm it all down I'd show this hedgy from Penny Black 'hugs' sheet, love all the images on there, used some lovely stripey off cuts paper from Janet's blog, sentiment stamp from Cuddly Buddly.
I couldn't miss the PB challenge as it was Pauline's wonderful sketch...at first it scared me but then once I saw all the talented dt work and tried to think in my head which one of these images I'd use, I got the thinking out fairly straight! So here is the end result...

I'm also entering for 4 other challenges namely...Penny Black at Allsorts 'say it with flowers', colours used from the Cupcake Inspiartions #, Sir Stampalot monthly # 'all creatures great & small' and Crazy # is celebrating their 1st birthday...Yippeeeee!!!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

It's a sunshiney day today. Still chilly and cold, cold enough to show the next image from Faith for their own challenge, it's called 'for the birds snowman', lovely wintry image which easily could do for valentine's day as the weather is still that way and i love the hearts on him. Made my own backing paper with clear inkpad and grey chalks, used Sweet n Sassy snowflake clear stampset, sentiment is from there too! Promarkers used in particular to give the illusion of grey layer of paper i used the grey in my pack.

Other challenges entered are Digital Tuesday 'shades of grey and 1 other colour', Simon Says 'love is in the air', Kaboodles Doodles 'monochromatic', Pollycraft 'baby it's cold outside', I love Promarkers 'anything goes', For Fun 'winter or spring', I think you can guess which one is mine, followed the fab sketch from Truly Scrumptious (bottom corner looked too spacey so i added a diecut there too, hope it's ok) ,Cards for Men 'valentine/love', and a new challenge new to me is Craft Us Crazy 'anything goes'. Hope all is good in blogland, it's the Chinese New Year today, sooo Happy New Year if you're celebrating...it's the year of the rabbit!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Hi and welcome to another posting! Also I'd like to say welcome to February, hope it's going to be a good month...and all things grow with love indeed as this little kitty from LOTV is saying and for their own challenge 'anything but square'...so it's round. Just used some funky freebie d/load, cut out a circle, backed onto inexpensive card, folded in half for a wobbler card. I love these type of card, different and seem to have so much dimension to them, and also i like to place some acetate strips to make butterflies and flowers fly :))))) Sentiment is an acrylic Ellzybells stamp which I've rounded to create that shape. Hope you likey!

Scrunched up tiny bits of yellow tissue paper for centre of flowers and gem placed for the middle. Other challenges entered are Get Funky and Craft which is 'going round in circles' and used their funky free d/load, CInspirations 'buttons and bows', MAWTT 'spring', Stamp Fairy 'home made flowers', Anything # 'butterflies', Whoopsi Daisy 'anything vut square', Papertake Weekly 'anything goes', ASFOS 'pic inspiration', Craft Your Passion 'bling on your love'. Thanks to my loyal readers who always visit my little blog, happy Tuesday all!