Sunday, 28 February 2010

Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps. What super digi images Faith gives away each week ...just love doing a post on a Sunday using these so different images that it gives me a chance to enter some challenges too! It's 'Sketchy time' over at Totally Papercrafts#5, Stamp Something challenge is a recipe 'Designer paper,button,and ribbon', orange paper is from Dovecraft Wild Blossom papers, Daring Cardmakers 'Here comes the sun' so they want oranges, yellow and reds and lots of circles, used the black dotty stamp from Simon Says MOD Background stamps, small alpha stamps for the sentiment, black stitching, Bee Crafty #25 'Embossing', some cuttlebug embossing on the green flowers which were die cut and heat embossing on the red balloon with my Versamark embossing pen and clear powder, green gems added and a button on the white ribbon which is sewn on. Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of Sunday.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Cute Daisy May 'Flowers'. The challenge is a fab one with so many of Linnie's gorgeous digi images you can't go wrong, this one was a freebie and it's going with the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, handcut scallop, paper from Basic Grey Cupcake, used some lovely 'Heather' Flowersoft in the little girls basket, I think she looks a bit bothered by that butterfly...w/coloured this time with my Koi's, I've stamped the spring sentiment along with the butterfly and cherish sentiment, Dare U 2 Digi Stamp #32 is 'Pearls', I've used some tiny flat heart shaped ones from Bunny Zoes Crafts, Colour Create #39 is 'Red, black and off-white' the lace is...optional extra for silver is the mirri board on the bottom sentiment and the Flutterby Wednesdays #98 is an 'Open Week' so nice and easy. Hope that everyone is looking forward to a restful weekend until my next post, bye.
Daring Cardmakers. This week it is 'Winter Birthdays' and as the winter olympics are currently showing I thought this Skating Girl image I bought from Bunny Zoes Crafts needed to be inked. It's from Scrapmagasinet and just so perfect for someone with that sporty interest. Debossed side of paper is used, my fiskars Sunburst Punch, some sparkly squares of ribbon and finished off with ribbon bows. This card was made days ago, forgot to take pic and I'm just getting it in the Daring Cardmakers challenge ever so slightly! Hope I make it. As usual as it's late for that challenge there are other challenges it fits, I've used the sketch from Papertake Weekly, Cinspirations #49 is 'Monochrome', CRAFT # 39 is recipe, ribbon and sparkle, Crafty Catz #21 is 'Fancy edge and ribbon'. Thanks for looking and a quick dash over to link it up!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Another card for mum. Polka Doodle #7 has a beautiful sketch with the theme 'For the Birds', so I used the cute owl from the Back To Nature CD, brown copic used for head part and given some pink mascara on the eye lashes, paper from the Heritage section and the very beautful stacking flowers, still had to stamp somewhere so I used a Studio G mini stamp for the sentiment and a stamped border in green. Digital Tuesday #47 is 'A card for mum' and Cute Card Thursday #101 is 'Ribbon tastic', I've used some brown grosgrain, hope there's enough for the entry, so my card will be entered into for both. Thanks for visitng today, I'd love it if you could leave a quick comment so i can return a visit to see your creations!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Card for mum. Hi all,this is a fab image from Motivet and for their challenge, I'm quite pleased with how my card turned out, papers are from a candy some time ago but don't know their company, it must be well known as they are super yummy, anyway Hilda on the inner tube is blended with my Koh-i Noors and distressed everywhere with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain inkpad, some brown stitching, handmade flowers using stamps from Girls Crafters Companion, overdone with the Glamour Dust, Cuttlebug baby face die cutting, instead of throwing away the negative this time I've used it! Finished with some nice posh braiding deliberately left some ends coming off the card. The challenges this will be entered are Saturday Spotlight #19 'Doing the mess around',The Secret Crafter #71 Mothers Day, A Spoonfull of Sugar #92 'Distress Inks', Crafty Creations #56 'Cut it out, pop it up', and last but really love entering their challenges as they are so open and inviting... Simon Says challenge 'Vintage' with flowers. Everything just so happened to fit today.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Fab Pink Gem challenge. Yes their very own monthly challenge blog and the first challenge is a sketch with extra points if you use their own image, pink and gem, I might have just got them all here, yellow paper from Basic Grey Cupcake pad, pink dotties from Kaboodle Doodle picnic set and I've paper pieced her cute dungarees, maroon paper from stash, middle felt flower from BG Eskimo Kisses, yellow gem flowers from my holiday last year, pink zooms from Toodles and Binks, sentiment from See D's onto a hand made tag and matching sliver of paper stapled on. This is my entry for Basic Grey #14 'Maroon, Lemon, Pink', Allsorts #40 'tag, ticket or label', Totally papercarfts #4 'Lots of spots', Stamp something 'Touch of spring something', Cooking it up with katie #11 'Something girly,paper piecing, 2 pattern papers', YNS #10 'Spring colours' and last but not least the fabulous ABC Design blog 'Birthday'. Pheww, so many to list! Thanks for visiting, it's so appreciated and would love it if you could take a moment to leave a quick comment.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Tilly bauble tag. This is a fab digi image from Wendy at Digital Doodling that I turned into a christmas tag for the ABC Christmas challenge 'D for decoration' and as a bauble is normally a decoration on a tree, I thought this would go perfectly for a little girls present. Hope you like as it's my entry for Lexis Creations #8 'Anything goes'. On the back I stamped with one of my old QVC clear stamps to write who it's for. This was quick and easy to make, not really hard at all to make a batch. Added plenty of Glamour Dust, hope you can see it!

Designed 2 Delight. What a fab image this is from Faith, teapot with flowers reminds me of something I'd definitely have on my kitchen windowsill. It's teamed up with CRAFT #38 which is a sketch, Crafty Creations #55 is stitching as is this new challenge One Stitch at a time and it's their very first one, and last but not at all least Incy Wincy #31 is 'Touchy Feely'. Papers with berries are from Crafts Beautiful downloads, handcut shape, used Anita's Clear gloss Finish for the cherrries on pot and additional ones I created myself with brown piece of thread. Lace is leftover piece from another card where it was pleated. Sentiment from Popcorn the Bear kits. Thanks for visiting, would love it if you could leave a comment, bye until next time.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Polka Doodle #6 Hearts and Flowers. This is so apt for Mum on Mothering Sunday or simply a token to show appreciation to someone you love dearly. I've used The Back to Nature CD paper from Polka Doodle, how fab these are, love the peacock range on there that I decided to make a little gift box which could have had a little bracelet or earrings inside. The template i got from The Craft Stamper website and so easy to make, used acetate for the lid and placed a large flower made from hearts, Nikki demoed this on the Create and Craft channel the other week and I just happened to be watching that day. Fab idea, loved making this and the sentiment inside is from the CD too. This is to go with other presents for an upcoming birthday in my family, hope you like it. I would like to enter this in the Quixotic #14 'Something for mum', I'm sure I'll be making another one of these soon! Have a wonderful weekend.

Doodle Dragon Studio. They're on their #3 'black, white and red', and ofcourse use Dustin Pike's fab digi images. Handcut scallop, used the sketch on Sketch & Stash #29 with fab new image and old charm, entry for Digital Tuesday #46 'all things girly', Creative Card Crew #45 'get well', Papertake Weekly is 'check this out', Fab n Funky #11 'it's childish', Cute Card Thursday #100 'metal mania' and Crafty Catz #20 'Charming Bear'. So lots of challenges, charm is from one of the old kids necklaces threaded onto a sliver of the same red paper, sentiment is from Popcorn bear stamps. Made my own mini envelope as an added embellishment. Back in a bit.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Penny Black #88 'Happy Valentine'. Love this PB hedgy carrying a heart, not just for valentine, could be used for Mothers Day coming up next month, he's so cute and quite blushed! The sketch is from Sketch Saturday #90, stripey paper from Kaboodle Doodle All Star kit, sentiment paper is freebie download from one of the online magazine sites and goes really well I thought. It was printed out a couple of years ago, didn't know what to do with it but have found somewhere for it, gorgeous flowers and gemstone from the most talented Kath, this is also my entry for Simon Says challenge which is a recipe this week '3 types of embellishments, 2 patterned papers and 1 image', what a perfect match...Heather Flowersoft, flowers and gemstones are my chosen embellies.There is also a fab hop going on too and I'm heading my way there!
ABC challenge. This fortnight the theme is 'O for One paper' and I was very kindly invited to guest design by Vicky so a huge thanks! There definitely is one paper from Forever Friends 'with love' pad and the fab digi image from Teri at Delicous Doodles looks very shabby (it's my colouring) and the very pink heart looks very flouresecent but in real life it's anyway this fits in with the Colour Create #38 they're a year old and celebrating 'Red, White, Chocolate and Pink, optional is Silver and Hearts', so I've got everything there, also Crafty Catz #19 ' Buttons and Bows' as is Totally Papercrafts on their third challenge. Hope you'll have a go at entering, back in a bit!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

I've been featured! I'm so happy, over at ABC Design Blog Julie and Justine have featured me as The Creative Customer of the Week... scroll down a bit to the post dated 14th, i made a love pouch from one of their lovely stamp sets for Valentines Day, I was so excited that I wanted to come and tell you all but it's half term here in the UK and it was a struggle to get to the computer, but here i am today. So a big 'Thankyou' to ABC Crafts & Toys! Onto my creation for today, Motivet #6, a fab sketch using their own gorgeous stamps, Doraline holding a ladybug, papers from Kirsty Wiseman free downloads from Crafts Beautiful site, pale blue and green from other offcuts, sentiment from American Crafts stamps. As usual this is also my entry for Allsorts recipe '3,2,1', 3 sequins, 2 silver hearts and one flower, Crafty Calendar #5 is Love/Friendship, Quixotic #13 'Tag it', Incy Wincy #30 'punch it out', A Spoonfull of Sugar #91 'Spring is in the air'. Thanks for visiting, bye for now!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps challenge. Faith has very kindly given away a super cake digi image with a fab round sentiment this week. This would be perfect for cheering up someone... so i put it with the sketch from Create 4 Fun # 7, Simon Says challenge 'love' as is CCT #99, Daring Cardmakers 'have a heart', Saturday Spotlight 'Around the house', used the black tie that comes on garments holding tag, Dare u2 Digi Stamp is 'Punches', I've used heart ones, Bee Crafty #24 'Sew Cute', and CRAFT # 37 is Digi Colouring. Dotty paper is from Funky Fairy d/loads everything else is from stash including handcut scallop and machine stitching. Hope you like this one too and A Happy Valentines Day if you're celebrating!

Friday, 12 February 2010

High Hopes # 62. This week the theme is 'wire/metal' and ofcourse used their fab stamp, these two cuties look like they're having a sleep over and perhaps celebrating something...I've made a little heart from wire with a tiny silver bead on the bottom of my card and also added a charm on a tiny safety pin. The sketch is from Papertake Weekly, colours 'pink, red and black' are for Incy Wincy # 29, Flutterby Wednesday # 96 'love', Crafty Creations # 54 'friends', Lexis Creations #7 is 'spotted or striped', and Stamp Something challenge is 'something cute'. Pink paper is from forever friends 'with love' pad and sentiment from Popcorn the Bear from Crafters Companion, I was treated to a set of 4 last year and have yet to use most of these fab stamps, have a good weekend all!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A card for Delia. Whilst browsing through my long list of daily blogs I visit, I came across this heartfelt story at Dustin Pikes blog, such a generous man he is that he's giving away some digi images to help this little girl so people can shower Delia with cards to brighten her days. Well a true softie I can be that i just felt i had to make something...all for such a good cause. I've gone away from the typical pinks for this one, I used off cuts from The creative Cottage 'fairy wishes', gave this cutie owl a distressed look, sentiment from Forever Friends free stamp. I've followed the sketch from Create 4 Fun,The Secret crafter # 69 is 'monochrome tones', Allsorts #38 'get distressed with button & bow', Kaboodle Doodle #24 'Spots & stripes', Digital Tuesday # 45 'Animals', A Spoonful of sugar #90 'recipe, 1 pattern paper,1 embosssing, 1 button, 1 ribbon', and Fab n Funky 'Shabby Chic'. Hope you like this one, until next time byee!
Brenda's challenge. There was a blog hop over on Brenda's blog that i joined in and also a fab challenge to celebrate Sir Stampalot who have moved to a new premises in Peterborough so huge congratulations! I've ordered from them before and was very pleased with the swift the theme was 'Moving' and I teamed it up with Polka Doodle # 5 'paper piecing', the little girls dungarees, Cooking it up with Katie # 10 is as usual a fab recipe and I think I have all of the elements except the punch, and the last challenge is Creative Inspirations # 47 'Anyone for Leftovers'...this card was made from recycled acetate and download paper off cuts from previous cards, the girl is a stampie coloured with Koh-i Noor pencils, just love her!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Motivet Sketch Challenge. This is my very first entry to the Motivet challenge and what fun I've had colouring this lovely image of Lucy holding the fish, I won her and a few others on their blog, if you comment you can win, she's a real cutie kitty, and on this card I've included some machine stitching. I visit their blog everyday and the eye candy from the DT members is absolute talent, paper doily is from one pound shop, backing paper is from an old freebie download from Lets Make Cards, I've used my Provocraft Zision tool case to make the little hearts for the black ribbon to go through. So there are a few challenges to enter this little cutie for, Crafty Catz #18 'Lilac & Lemon' and a new one to me Daring Card Makers 'Amethyst' and what a fab prize they have from Craft Obsessions, a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and Stamp set. Who would want to miss out on that...Have a brilliant day all!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Birthday card for Kimmie. It's celebration time over at Kraftin Kimmies... not only is she celebrating a birthday but it's a 3rd Anniversary for her blog. So Kimmie has asked for a birthday/anniversary card and I've used Clara, I've used her so many times and find her so easy to paper from stash as is lace and ribbon, patterened paper from Dovecrafts, white flowers and lime brad from Basic Grey from Heidi at Simon Says, sentiment from American Crafts stamps. Hope you like, have a fab Sunday all!
Design 2 Delight challenge. This week Faith has given this beautiful new owls digi image and I've used the sketch from Sketch & Stash # 28 with new pink grosgrain ribbon and some dotty paper d/load from Back To Nature CD Polka Doodle which was feeling a bit neglected and were off cuts from previous card. This is my entry for Dare U 2 Digi stamp #30 Hearts/ Valentine, Cute card Thursday #98 'Spots and Dots' and also Bee Crafty # 23 'Romance'. Thanks for looking!

Friday, 5 February 2010

High Hopes #61. Yes as you can guess there are alot of challenges out there with the theme of Valentines as is this challenge, just love She-baa the sheep from High Hopes, teamed up with sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, also entry for CInspirations #46 'pink and cream', Totally Papercrafts # 2 'recipe, 3 embellishments, 2papers,1 image' and Stamp Something have the theme of 'Love Somethings'.'s friday and hopefully rest for all now that the weekend is here, those that can leave alone the scissors, paper, stamps but not me. Any way gingham paper is from a few years back when I was experimenting with printouts and i can't remember where it's from but I printed it onto cream card to give this the doily lace border I've tried using my Zision Provocraft tool to tap in some hearts, think it might have worked, bit of an accident over She-baa hence the butterflies, flowers are from one pound shop, everything else from stash. Wishing you all a fab weekend!
Pollycraft challenge 33. This fortnight the theme is 'things with wings' and so apt as i got to play with my new win from Paula at Pollycraft Designs. They've just released the New Lilybeans range of digi stamps and all of them are just so beautiful!!! I won Clover, butterfly wishes and she was a delight to colour with my Koh-I-Noor pencils, I've used some Funky fairy download paper with some of Paula's Lace Meadow, teamed up with sketch from A Spoonfull of Sugar #87, Incy Wincy #28 'put your hats on', Crafty Creations #53 'wings', Quixotic #12 'I believe in fairies', Flutter by Wednesdays #95 open challenge with inclusion of 'butterflys, fairies, angels', CRAFT #36 'valentines/love', YNS #9 'Charms', and last of all but not the least Lili of the Valley #46 'Valentine'. Back in a bit!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

ABC Design Blog challenge. Over at ABC Toys and Crafts there's a wonderful challenge 'I Love You..... Sweetheart' and ofcourse I've wanted to use these wonderful new Paris stamps from there too! Well what can I say except when I'm stuck for fancy borders my Martha Stewart Doily lace punch comes in handy all too often, best buy I ever made!!!! Used paper from The Creative Cottage 'fairy Wishes' download onto thick paper for this pouch, a subtle hint to the destination for my hubby...I think I'm dreaming...the template used is from a straight forward door hanger folded in half, bag that you use to protect your cards, stapler and lace from stash, don't forget the chocs. Heart came with a mag and is slightly embossed and foiled, a couple of stamped roses and leaves from an old See D's set and all ready. I've seen some really pretty roses on crafty blogs, they're on my wish list amongst other things. The ring of flowers is made from a single stamp, just following a circle and cut out. I don't have any fancy die cuts but I improvised for this. This is my entry for ABC challenge 'N for new', Digital Tuesday #44 'Try a different fold', Papertake Weekly 'Love Actually', Creative Card Crew #44 'Valentines', Simon Says Colour Inspiration challenge and Fab n Funky #9 'Emboss it' (red heart). Sorry for long post but i do like to link up and give credit where due, it takes me a long time but worth it, happy crafting all!

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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Friday Sketchers # 87. What a brilliant sketch this was, loved making this card for Penny Black # 86 'Someone Special', could it be a friend... it's my entry for a brand new challenge Totally Papercrafts run by some good friends and i think I'm going to be a regular participant in this one too! Used a mixture of American crafts, Simon Says stamps, See D's 'friendship' set, Crafters Companion and ofcourse the little hugging mice from Penny Black. Hope you like this one, happy crafting all!