Sunday, 31 October 2010

Last day of the month! And it's Halloween, if you're celebrating please stay safe! Today I've a card for the Ribbon Girls #2 Red & Green, used the teen image from Sarah Kay, just love colouring easy as she's very well illustrated, backing paper is from the lovely talented Martine (a freebie), sentiment is a freebie from a past magazine d/load, found some fabby sparkly ribbon from years ago, a bag full of pre-made red ribbons and sequins today. Challenges entered are ABC Christmas V vertical, well I've used a slimline card, I bought so many packs when I started crafting, don't think it could get any more vertical than this and used their 1st sketch, Bah Humbug is Presents, Christmas Card Challenges is Candy Canes (look closely at the sentiment, r's repesent canes) and OSAAT is Christmas Modern. Hope everyone is enjoying a fab Sunday...the clocks went back, an extra hour of rest and i wonder if there are crafters out there doing an extra hour of crafting to catch up, don't miss my candy in the side bar if you'd like some free goodies, good luck!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Welcome Crafty Bloggers! As promised here is my candy for a lucky person to win. I missed my 2nd Blogaversary in June this year, reached over 25,000 hits since then, so it's celebration time! I do like to give something back to the blogging world of crafters as anyone who visits regularly and reads my posts would know I've won a fair share of candies myself and this candy to one of you has something for men, ladies and kids. It consists of Daisy & Dandelion sheet of clear stamps 'Marshmallow does DIY', lovely laces, navy cord, pink paper flowers and selection of handstamped images in Memento ink. Oooh nearly forgot 2 stamps from Crafters Companion...I won a large bundle of stamps, Sooo generous these wonderful people are, there were some duplicates, too much for me to keep so they're included as well.

What do you have to do? This is the hard bit...leave me a comment here on this post, open to all, you must come back to see if you've won, draw closes Friday 19th November 6pm GMT and the best of luck!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Happy Thursday all! It's that fab day where I can show you a digi image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight. He is called Scarecrow Teddy and Hat, used ths fab sketch from Friday Sketchers but too late to enter, used colours Brown, Sage and Cream for Creative Inspirations, Crafty Creations is Halloween/ Autumn (I went with the latter) and Cards for Men is Anything Goes. Backing paper is from Crafters Companion website, all the others are freebies from Shabby Princess.Sentiment is a stamp from Personal Impressions from QVC! Looking at the card properly it looks like he's gazing upwards at the text...bye until next post!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Hi, this is my LOTV card. I try so hard to not get this one done last minute but here I am again 'last minute'...using this cute kitty with flowers, papers were a freebie d/load from some years ago off one of the magazine websites, it was a little small so i cut it to make space for my lace and ribbon and the problem was solved. Crafty Pad have a Christmas theme, ABC G for Glitter (Glamour Dust used), Everybody Art is a pic inspiration similar to Crafty Catz Black, white and 1 other (red), followed the sketch from Just Cute Bears & Friends...fab news now we're allowed any animal not just bears!!! Fabby. Winter Wonderland is recipe: 2papers, 1 ribbon, 1 snowflake & charm, Bah Humbug is Elegance (I've used my Debbie Moore Fireworks Punch for circle), Christmas Stampin is Something Metallic(charm), Creative Card crew is Punches as is Simon Says (X Cut snowflake). Back tomorrow, candy is sorted just need to take a pic!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

October is for raising awareness. Hi all, hope you'll like my little project, it's for the Just Magnolia Think Pink challenge, used a carton template from a couple of years ago for the Create 4 Fun #43, Sweet Stampin #49 is Anyhting but a card as is Crafty Sentiments, Allsorts #75 Spots and Stripes, OSAAT All Celebrations, I think you'll agree this month is not only to raise awareness but to celebrate all those women who have come through Breast Cancer and are with us today despite all the chemotherapy and radiation treatments and looking to having more memorable times with their loved ones. Incy Wincy #65 Lace & Pearls (on Tilda's pigtails), A Spoonfull of Sugar Let's get Punchy (Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch used for a strip along the top) and Papertake Weekly is Sparkly & Bright. I've tried to get all different shades of Pink on here...can you tell and as Tilda normally stands in a puddle I've given her grass today. Behind Tilda is the lovely Journalling stamp Katarina sent me as part of a candy, sentiment is from one of Crafters Companion Popcorn Bear sets i bought, flower is a stamp by Anna Griffin from QVC, dotty paper from Kaboodle Doodles Contemporary Christmas, stripey one from The Creative Cottage Fairy Wishes. Thankyou for visiting, happy crafting all!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Hi and good day to you all! Today I've got this wonderful digi image from Meljens Designs, freebie from their's a little mini card which could easily be a tag with a present for someone really really special who has braved through the horrible disease Cancer. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month i've seen so many creations dedicating posts and cards to very special people who have/are going through treatments and many many hours of decision making I'm sure. I have a lot of admiration for those souls who take in their stride what life throws at them...and before I really get tearful get to the challenges quick...I'm entering for which are ofcourse Meljens Anything Goes, fab sketch from Cute Card Thursday, Stamp Challenge Digi, Inky Impressions Add Flowers, and one I found recently Crafty Purple Frog Challenges New Blog Anything Goes. Thanks for taking time to visit me, candy will be up soon!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

This one is for Pollycrafts! I do love it when generous people give out freebies for us to play with and in return we can promote their wonderful work. Paula is sooooo generous that every Friday there's a freebie waiting to be snatched!!!! This spooky cat has gone dotty with my white Sakura pen, i was 'cleaning' away the purple marks that had leaked out from the image and had an idea of a spotty cat, pumpkin papers from Crafters Companion website. So Pollycraft #66 is Purple, Green and 1 other (orange), A Spoonfull of Sugar is Halloween, Fab n Funky Things that go bump in the night, Lexis Creations Spooky as are CRAFT and Creative Inspirations, Kaboodle Doodle Bat on your card, Digital Tuesday Yellow, Black & Purple (got 2 of the colours right, please disqualify me if orange doesn't look a yellow, it doesn't to me :))))) and followed the super sketch at Papertake Weekly. I'm sorting out some candy for next week, so please come back and see!

Friday, 22 October 2010

At last one for PB challenge. I've missed one of my fave challenges for quite some time, only because i wander off to give a little support elsewhere :))) papers from various offcuts, PB image from Hugs sheet, sentiment stamped from American Crafts with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, some card candy, brown grosgrain ribbon, butterflies from Daisy & Dandelion set stamped, cutout and popped onto foam pads. So i followed the Penny Black sketch, used Autumn Colour for Penny Black at Allsorts, Crafty Creations Green, Brown & Red, Simon Says Thanksgiving, and Flutter by Wednesdays used butterflies! Wishing you all a very happy and crafty weekend. Next week should have some delicious candy...missed my 2nd blogaversary in June and have noticed my counter at 25,000 hits so please come back to see what's on offer.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Truly a 'Beautiful Blessing'. That is the name of this elegant digi stamp from Faith at Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps...this only needed minimal colouring but i can see the distressing could be taken further by more different techniques. Followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday, Charisma Cardz is Vintage, Incy Wincy is Pink/Brown, Crafty Pad is Distress/Torn, and 3rd final entry for Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes. Paper is the Summer indoors from Crafters Companion CD, some card candy which I bought from QVC and absolutely love it but keep forgetting to use, fern and daisy punches used, ticket from the lovely Caz, buttons from stash! Have a pleasant evening all!
One for Pink Gem challenge. Hi everyone, I'm still cutting around my images...can you tell, hope you like this one, using their own image and sentiment (i've had a little spend over at Janet's last weekend, couldn't resist the sale), followed their sketch, used my win papers from Papertake Weekly from the fantastically talented Liz. These are Autumn Blossoms range and i can't tell you how fab they print out clear edge to edge printing which my computer normally doesn't do but i was sooo happy to find the paper coming out with no white strips all round so no wastage! Just loving all the papers and so perfect for this season, the ticket is a stamp from American Crafts. Other super challenges entered are Totally Papercrafts Autumn, Cards For Men Birthday, CES Male and Top Tip Tuesday(2nd entry) Anything Goes. Hope to be back with another!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

My card for Crafters Companion. Wow, what a super package of stamps I was sent for just commenting...I'm sure they will keep me busy so a BIG THANKYOU Crafters Companion and I'd like to wish you all fab people who run this fine business a very Happy 5th Birthday! This is Patchwork Polly from Jayne's super characters, what a joy she was to colour. Found some different card in my never ending bulk buys and w/coloured with my Koi's, even the flowers are stamps from CC Girls set (one of my first I bought), sentiment is handwritten, made some holly by cutting out by hand and embossing with my tool the line in the middle, punched some red paper and placed a white dot with my white Sakura pen. The stripey paper and also the subtle pink are printable papers from the Summer Indoors CD which came with my bundle. There was soooo much I could have gone on printing lots and lots. So the sketch is from Crafters Companion monthly challenge, Simon Says is 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image, Allsorts have a super bingo game...i went with punch, flowers and pearls, OSAAT is Embellish it, Wild Orchid #8 is Pastels, and Top Tip Tuesday is Anything Goes. There we have it and one last thing Congratulations to Sarah who has won a really fab honour, but i can't exactly remember what the title of the award was, one lady who strives for her company and there's no boundaries, so well done!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

I'm back with my second card. It's for all the Halloweeen challenges out there, used the lovely sketch from Creative Inspirations, backing paper free from Crafters Companion website, digi image precoloured Sherbet the bear freebie from The Ceative Cottage. Challenges entered are Everybody Art, The Creative Cottage, Stamp Challenge, Polka Doodle, MAWTT, Stampin for the weekend. I'll be back in a couple of days, have a good weekend!
Happy Saturday all! Hope all is well I've this really beautiful fairy from Pollycrafts entering for their own challenge Fairy Tale as is Creative Card Crew, used the fab sketch from The Pixie Cottage and Stitching (hope it's okay to use the die cut swirls from Spellbinders), Crafty Creations is to use a number, there's a butterfly for Flutter by Wednesdays (hope there's a tiny bit of Autumn feel), used some old QVC papers to give the colour palette for CRAFT challenge and Cute Card Thursday is Butterflies, Bees, bugs really! Back soon with another.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Hi and here is my second card for today. It's for Faith's ongoing fabby challenge Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps using the freebie digi image so suitable for the card it was intended for...added some flowery ribbon from stash, zig-zag some faux stitching and stamped straight onto it with Penny Black sentiment. Entry for Digital Tuesday #80 Sew Special, ABC f for flowers, Create 4 Fun #41 use a digi stamp and Colour Create #55 is pink, green and cream. Bye for today!
A Thanksgiving Day. This must be an understatement, my card was suppose to go on my blog yesterday but I was soooo captivated with all the news coverage on the Chile Miners all day, a fine moment in history is recorded, what a brilliant morning it is to find out all are out and safe. My image is from Belles N Whistles Hearty Thanksgiving for their own new challenge blog BNW challenges,can you tell I'm in that mode of cutting around almost every image on my cards lately...papers from The Shabby Princess d/loads, gold heart from Spellbinders corner dies, ticket from here, mini buttons from Create & Craft, all the rest from stash. It's my entry for Bunny Zoes Crafts challenge Autumn love, Sir Stampalot Autumn Breeze Buttons & Bows, used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and lastly but not least Papertake Weekly 3 of a kind. Shall be back with another card later!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Hi all, today it's Tilda's turn. I've not used this Magnolia stamp in a long time, and thought that I would enter the Just Magnolia # 2x2 (2 of something: flowers, brads and buttons), Crafty Catz #Magnolia/Tilda week. The fab sketch is from The Pixie Cottage #39 and Embossing,Cute Card Thursday is make your own embellishments (flowers), Stamp Something is Punch and my daisy punch is there for the flowers, Incy Wincy #63 Faux it up (mine is stitching), Crafty Pad is Friend,CES Use a Tag, The Secret Crafter #104 Distressing, I've used some freebie papers from The Shabby Princess which I've distressed with my unpicker and Crafty Calendar Autumn Birthdays. Thanks for visiting, until next post, bye!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Hello all. Today and maybe the last one for this week I've got a card from a scrappling and the topper is placed a quarter of the way up. The autumnal digi image is from the very generous Karen from Karen's Doodles, for their own challenge #31 Halloween/fall, Simon Says is Halloween too and Cards For Men is Autumn, Inky Impressions is Anything Goes. The gorgeous pumpkin paper is a free d/load from the Crafters Companion website, the other day I received a super bumper package from a blog hop, such a generous company to part with so much rubber and hope to make some fab creations! Digi sentiment is from Paulette. Have a fab evening!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

It's Thursday. It's also time to enter the Designed 2 DElight challenge with this beautiful apples image. Faith is soooo good to us crafters and I love trying out new stuff each week. This time when I saw the image I thought about some jotter pads I'd bought from the Range when it opened in our town. I made the front cover from some red card, picked out some dotty vintage look paper from The Shabby Princess d/load, die cut some red scraps with Baby Face Dies in my Cuttlebug, added some string if the recipient wants to hang it on a hook in the kitchen. Never made anyhting like this before so was quite pleased with it, challenges entered are MAWTT #67 Anything but a card, Crafty Sentiments #38 Autumn colours as is Kaboodle Doodle #41 and Charisma Card #40. I've been picking the last few of the apples on our tree and it seemed so fitting when I made this shopping list pad, hope it's inspired someone out there, bye until next time!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

My second card for today. The fabulously talented Ria has started a contest for World Cardmaking Day at the weekend and I htought I'd give it a go...challenge is to case her beautiful card, hope I've got everything there, image is a beautiful SWALK stamp from Crafters Companion, had a scrap left over soooO decided to paper piece her little petticoat, yellow is a Funky Fairy d/load, everyhting else from stash. Hope you like, it will go to cheer someone minus the buttons!

Cupcake or Do-nut? Which would you prefer??? Since I'm cutting down on sweet things I'm going for the inedible one in my pic. I thought I'd make a mini card, digi image precoloured from The Creative Cottage freebie, resized and made it plumper, decorated with tiny glass beads (free with a mag) and some micro fine glitter...

...inside, I've stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Exclusive Savour The Moment set. Such a quick card ready in no time, challenges entered are Crafty Catz and it's their 1st Birthday and having a blog hop too, Creative Cottage #24 Bling it on, Fab N Funky use a Digi image and Creative Inspirations Birthday. Have a brilliant day all!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Good afternoon all! Well so far it's not rained and been quite a clear day with nice blue sky...but I've an orange card and very Autumn feel to it to show. Quite a dilemma as the weather has just turned summery for a day or so. Super image is digi freebie from Paula at Pollycrafts and for their own #64 Anyhting Goes (spider is a separate mini stamp), made it into an easel for ABC and The Secret crafter challenges, deliberately left some black on the base so not to over power with the orange, actually machine stitched with black all the zig-zags for The Wild Orchid #7 Stitch it up, used some inexpensive hand made paper with gold triangular glitter shapes for the Incy Wincy Sparkly Gliter as is A Spoonfull of Suagr this week, Stamp Challenge is Celebrate, used this fabby sketch from The Pixie Cottage #38 and Orange, Digital Tuesday is Ribbons, Bling and Buttons and last but not at all least PAPERTAKE WEEKLY are celebrating their 3rd Birthday (their challenge blog was one of the first I entered upon arriving at blogland), they have a blog hop and you can pick any of their challenges from the past, I went with 13th Oct 2009 The Dark Side. Phewweeee, that was alot, this card was meant to be for a few other challenges but I missed them so gathering my pace I picked up this weeks challenges and they've come in very handy! Have a good day all.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Morning all and happy World Cardmaking Day! The only thing is mine doesn't look like a card...Paulette set a contest a few days ago with this adorable digi image and sentiment freebie, how wonderfully generous and immediately thought of a bookmark to send to a young bookworm to brighten her day. Red card from stash, yellow is inexpensive hand made paper, lovely thick texture, white Sakura pen for accenting around the edges, my fern is in between changing season colours, gem and recycled braid to finish off! This pic was sooo difficult to take, managed to get it right (I hope) in the end, the idea is there and the basic look. Challenges entered are Create with TLC, Simon Says Autumn Inspiration as is Stampin For the Weekend, Cooking it up with Katie Digi, Yellow and Sparkle and Sew Many Challenges Anything Goes. Have a brilliant day crafting and leave a little for tomorrow, bye for now!