Wednesday, 30 March 2011

One for Digital Tuesday. This is a cute and cuddly digi image from Whoopsi Daisy, coloured with Promarkers, papers freebies from The Creative Cottage and a rescued yellow ribbon from a present.

Other challenges entered are the Whoopsi Daisy # (I won this as a part of my win some weeks ago), A Spoonfull of suagr 'easter' as is Colour Create 'Pastels option of easter', Paperplay time is 'digi monday, anything goes',Totally Papercrafts 'cuddly & cute', Rainbow Ladys # 'tie a yellow ribbon', Do It With Digis Challenge'back to nature', Digi Stamps 4 joy 'clean & simple', Crafts and Me 'use yellow', Paper Pretties 'bring on the bling' and Creative card Crew 'card for child'. Quite a few there, hope that you like this one, happy crafting all!

Monday, 28 March 2011

One for the Promarker challenge. Hi, I missed several challenges recently, one of them being the promarker challenges 'in the garden' it is for now. This is an old Belles n Whistles stamp 'sunshine & apples', always a joy to colour but my first with the trusted Promarkers, even gave the umbrella some subtle white spots with my Sakura pen, gorgeous paper freebie d/load from Donna at Bearly Mine, many thanks! The centre square is stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink pad, used by stamping a Stempelglede corner stamp (love this one, just gives anything a vintage feel), the same ink used with heart and swirl die cuts from Spellbinders, sentiment computer generated.

So many challenges entered with this one...being I love Promarkers 'going dotty', Stamp Something 'spring' as is Kaboodle Doodles, Crafty Catz 'pearls & swirls', sweet Stampin 'come rain or shine', Craft Your days away 'mum/special lady' as are The Crafty Pad, Bearly Mine, Stampin For the Weekend, CES 'die cut crazy', A Spoonfull of sugar 'ribbon, pearls, flowers', Oldie but a Goodie 'pink,blue & brown', Scrappy frogs 'flowers & lace', Belles n Whistles 'glitter', Incy Wincy 'sparkle & shine', used the fabulous simple sketch from Wild Orchid blog and I think that is it...for now. Thanks for visiting and have a nice day all!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Hello and a happy Sunday all! Today the clocks went forward one hour and we crafters lost an hour of much needed sleep...but all is not lost infact I was so glad I managed to finish this Cute Amy card. Yippeeee!!! She is a digi image freebie over at Crafty Sentiments blog to use in their challenge and this week they're having a blog hop too. So what a joy she was to colour with my Promarkers and perfect to give to a little girl...I was nearly tempted to give her a smile. I used these absolutely wonderful spring digi papers from The Creative Cottage freebie kit to enter their challenge, green ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, stamped sentiment from Cuddly buddly...used an epoxy heart on it. Hope you like this one, I'm sure I'll be printing out some more ginghams and more of those lovely Amy's.

Other challenges entered are Creative Card Crew 'no stamps' papers and main image are, Simon Says 'mothers day/girly' as is Papertake Weekly, Everybody Art 'happy birthday', Paper Pretties 'spring' as is Sew Many, Digital Tuesday 'button up', Crafts & Me 'anything goes', Do it with digis 'boys & girls come out to play', used the fab sketch from Crazy 4 challenges, Crafty Creations 'in stitches', Lexis Creations 'ribbons- no bows or knots' and Cupcake Inspirations is pic inspired. Until next post bye.

Friday, 25 March 2011

A very good afternoon crafty bloggers. What glorious weather here in the UK, plenty of ice-cream and ice cold drinks are in order but i wouldn't say 'no' to a Latte either. This is part of a stamp from Faith 'love you a latte' which was sent to me by Michelle, what a generous person...Thankyou so much Michelle! I was waiting for some challenges as an excuse to use it, i may have missed some in the last week or so but here it is for Card-Ideas blog challenge 'yummy colours...chocoolate, caramel and 1 other (bright pink)' which very conveniently is the sisiter blog by Faith and ofcourse I couldn't miss out Michelle's challenge sketch over at The Pixie Cottage. Added a touch of Glamour Dust, stamped with Walnut Stain distress ink, a little wash over on the sentiment with my water brush, paper from The Creative Cottage 'home sweet home' kit, card candy and lace from my ever growing stash. Hope everyone is looking forward to a restful weekend, bye until next time!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Hi all! Well I've been absent from blogging for nearly two weeks...as soon as the weather warms up, my garden calls and I don't like to neglect my little outdoor space...infact it's soooo warm that my green fingers didn't want to turn into crafting fingers, my desk was being abandoned but I've now returned even though my posts might not be too regular. I do hope you'll still visit me crafty bloggers so without further ado please welcome this little lady from Cute Companions SWALK range 'sunshine' stamp, w/coloured with my Koi's. I made this card for the Crafty Calendar challenge 'spring' as is Stamp & Create, Sir Stampalot is 'green, yellow, pinks', Cupcake Inspirations is a yummy pic to inspire us, Totally Papercrafts is 'butons' and ofcourse as this stamp is from Crafters Companion I'd like to enter in their monthly 'easter' challenge. Backing paper is from their very own Summer Stories CD and I make it 6 challenges in all. Oh yes my card will fit in my envelope as I cut my card a little short to allow for the top sentiment which comes in the stamp too. Happy sunshiney crafting all!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

One for Cards For Men challenge. It's a glorious Sunday, normally a quiet family day, everyone's been fed and I've sneaked away to put up this post.While searching for a 'water' themed stamp I came across this uninked stamp 'Dexter in puddle' from the lovely people at Motivet. I won this i think last year as part of 5 stamps. Great stamp for March/ April birthdays, coloured with Promarkers, paper from Robyn's Fetish 'coney island'. Made my own stripes with a green promarker onto white and also the strip of yellow running across.

Other challenges entered are CES 'men only', as is MAWTT, Allsorts ' good luck/green', Crafty Catz 'yellow/green', Stamp Something 'cream/green' (yes, sorry it's not cream), Alphabet 's for stripes', Crafty Sentiments 'just for you', Paper Play' shades of green' and the fab sketch from The Pixie Cottage. Also a quick request from Michelle from the Pixie Cottage who is asking if you can help send out a smile for a 12 year old girl Haeli. Please if you have a card to spare, why not send it to Haeli. Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Hi and welcome crafty bloggers to a wonderful Saturday! Today I'm showing a 'New Home/Good Luck' card made with Faith's beautiful digi image. I've found some more packs of tall slim cards...can you believe some years ago I thought cardmaking was all about just 'buying lot of card blanks'....well i hope I've learned alot by now!!! I stamped 'let your heart bloom' sentiment from Elzybells stamps at the bottom right, the top one is computer generated with calligraphy font, image coloured with Promarkers and Koh-i-noor brown pencil. Some sheer white ribbon I found in my stash too. Challenges entered are Papertake weekly 'lemon zingy', Crafty Pad 'ribbon', Incy Wincy 'pastel colours', Stamptacular Sunday 'lucky duck', Dream Valley 'new beginnings', For Fun 'spring', Scrappy Frogs 'good luck' and One Stop Craft 'clean & simple'. Have a fabby weekend all!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Hi all crafty bloggers! Today my card is another scrappling with a topper made with a super digi image 'lucky bird' from the lovely Faith for their challenge. What a joy this was to colour in...with my Promarkers, image sentiment from Elzybells, bottom one from American crafts clear set.Used some corrugated card from the grocers shop, some kraft wrapping paper for the backing of the image, gorgeous vintage paper free from Far Far Hill blog. Peronalised stamp at the back from Lisbet at Scrapmagasinet.


Other challenges entered are Card Ideas 'green- use recycled something', Creative Inspirations is a colour theme, Do You Stack Up 'layers', Pixie Dust Studio 'thankyou' and Rainbow Ladys 'best friends'. Have a fantastic evening all until next time, bye.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Morning all. Super sunny day here although a little on the chilly side. I have made a large card showing 'mermaid', one from Leann Ellis range from Sugar Nellie. Used a digi d/load paper from Robyns Fetish 'coney island', togehter with some seam binding ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, coloured image with Promarkers.

Challenges entered are Sugar Bowl sketch #, ASFOS 'vintage/shabby', Crazy 'lovely ladies', Magical Mondays 'spring colours', Crafts and me 'under the sea', Cooking it up with katie 'sweet, sassy and finish with a punch', Paper Pretties 'ribbon', Creative Card Crew 'No Flowers meaning no added embellishment flowers' and Simon Says Anything Goes. Happy Crafting all!

Monday, 7 March 2011

One for Digi Doodles. Their challenge is 'black & white', used their fab digi image 'tug of war' coloured with koh-i-noors. Papers are old DCWV paper, stamped the numbers, added some braid/ribbon, finished with 2 black card candy dots at the bottom. Other challenges entered are Stamped Something 'digi something', followed sketch from Truly Scrumptious rotated it once clockwise, Pixie Dust is 'seeing dots', Crafty Catz 'special birthday', Allsorts 'card for teeneager', Bearly Mine 'birthday card', Paper Playtime 'digi monday & anything goes' as is Craft Your Passion. Hope it's a lovely monday where you are!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

One for Trimmies Craft challenge. Hi all, it'll soon be Mothering Sunday here in the UK...I'm sure there'll be alot of mothers appreciating all they have, whether it be love, good health, roof over their heads, family around them, comfort and to be in a safe surrounding. I used a lovley digi image from Cute Daisy May coloured with my Promarkers, paper from Papercrafty Individuals 'springtime' pad, brilliant sentiment from Elzybells heat embossed as is the vellum butterfly from Anna Griffin clear stamps. Green seam binding from the briliant people over at Crafty Ribbons, lace and sheer pink ribbon from stash as is the charm.


Other challenges entered are Whoopsi Daisy 'all cute', Craft us crazy 'nature', Do You Stack up 'green' as is Reasonable Ribbon, Cute Card Thursday 'signs of spring', Promarker # 'sugar rush' (hope there's enough sweetness there :))))) Paper Romance 'vellum', Flutterby Wednesdays 'open theme) and new challenge in blogland Bling it on...they're celebrating their launch with gorgeous prizes...theme is 'anything goes xtra of a charm'. I make it 10 challenges, feel free to leave any comments and a happy Saturday all!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Good afternon all! Today I've made another scrappling card...addition of the topper and several multi folds. This one is for Penny Black # 'pearls & lace' although it does fit several challenges too. Image is PB Hugs sheet, sentiment below it is Elzybells, other sentiment is from old See D's stamp, paper if I'm correct is Creative Cottage kit...not too sure if its from the Fairy Wishes one, made my own flowers from 2 punches, the middle is from 'hearts' punch (4 stuck together and curled outwards), coloured with Promarkers and koh-i-noor's. The card is actually pale yellow, looks cream on the pics.



Other challenges I'm entering are Totally Papercrafts which too is 'pearls & Lace', Penny Black at allsorts 'spring' as is Stampin for the weekend, Creative Cottage 'tag', Allsorts 'make your own flowers', Charisma '4 legged friends' (these hedgies are already out of hibernation welcoming spring),Crafty Sentiments 'birthdays', Alphabet # 'R for ribbons' and Wags n Whiskers 'more than one fold'. Thanks for all the lovely comments left on my blog, much appreciaited and have a lovely Friday evening.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Hi again, this time for Designed 2 Delight challenge. Faith has once again given a wonderful digi image to those who played last week...and I was overjoyed to just colour it in...love yellowy flowers including daffodils...card is another scrappling with a rescued fabric daffodil from the charity shop which then was rescued from the hoover...i thought it had gone forever as I'd saved it specifically for this challenge. After retieving it and dusting it, placed a white mini brad and attached to my card, Glamour Dust added for a little sparkle, sentiment from Studio g mini stamps, colouring with yellow and green copics and brown koh-i-noor pencil.

Other challenges entered are Fab N Funky 'spring', Creative Inspirations 'in the garden', Pixie Cottage 'spring', Cooking with Katie 'springy, yellow flowers', Digi Tuesday is celebrating their 100th challenge 'spring is here', Incy Wincy 'spring in the air', Bunny Zoes Crafts monthly # 'spring flowers everywhere', Wild Orchid 'anything goes', Crazy # 'here comes spring', Papertake Weekly 'anything goes'. Thanks for taking the time to visit, happy crafting all!
One for Digi Doodles. This is a fab digi image I won from the Crazy # some time ago, fabby for all those difficult to make male ones...i made a card out of a scrappling, so 'boy and dog' is coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils, dotty paper which is the challenge there is from kaboodle doodles old kit (there's 2 sorts of dotty...one on the circles and one as the backing), sentiment from Elzybells, everything else from my stash. other challenges entered are Do it with digi's challenge 2nd entry 'distressing', Pollycraft '3 circles', Simon Says '1 image, 2 papers & 3 different embellishments' ...String, buttons and clip...Crafty Catz 'friendship', YNS 'blue', A Spoonfull of sugar 'tags'. I'll be back with another soon.