Thursday, 28 April 2011

Hi all. Hope that your week is going fine and that the Royal Wedding here in the UK will kick off the weekend for you tomorow! As there were so many challenges out there on the theme of weddings i decided to use a new template from Leanne's fab blog using this cute stamp set from Nutcrafters ( I won this from Katie & Colette last June and I'm ashamed to say it's the first time i inked them but I'm sure this card along with some others will be greatly received). Fantastic set, the sentiments are from there too, gorgeous vintage freebie papers from Far Far Hill, coloured with my Promarkers, lace from stash, heart pearls from Bunny Zoes Crafts. I used a strip of acetate to dangle the yummy wedding cake.

...the inside

Challenges entered are Totally Papercrafts 'wedding' as are Stampin for the Weekend, Kaboodle Doodles, Crafty Sentiments and A Spoonfull of Sugar, The Secret Crafter 'pink, cream & brown', Colour Create 'pink, blue & brown' (the blue is on the tie) and i used the option of acetate too, 2nd entry to Simon Says 'anything Goes', Crafts & Me 'vintage/distressed', MAWTT 'anything goes' and Do You Stack Up 'make it pop, 3d effect'. Bye for now!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Hi, hope all is well. First of all I'd like to say huge welcome to my new 120 at the counter, thankyou so much for choosing to follow my blog, it is so appreciated! Today I've a set to show featuring this very fresh digi image and sentiment from Faith for her challenge and I hasten to add it was for their sister blog Card-Ideas too but I didn't follow the 123, abc and went off to do my own thing (but at least it was the carton box i was going to enter). I used this beautiful flower d/load from Polka Doodles CD Sugar Birdies, the spotty is a gift wrap handcut with deocrative scissors, sentiment on the top left is from Personal Impressions set, i got my daughter to enlarge the single butterfly to place on my carton.

Other challenges entered are Digistamps4Joy 'swirls & pearls', Cardmad Fairy's # is recipe '1 digi, 2 papers & 3 embellishments (black die cut flowers), used the fab sketch from Digital Tuesday, PaperPlay time 'friends', Incy Wincy 'buttons & bows', Simon Says 'anything goes' and they're celebrating their 2nd birthday...yippeee doooodaah! So I'll be going on a marathon blog hop at some point. For Fun 'recycle'(ribbon on button from new tagged pyjamas), Crafty Catz 'childrens cards' and Creative card Crew 'child's play'. I thought both challenges qualified as this would make a nice gift to give to another child, Stamp Something 'flowers, buttons & sparkle', Flutter by Wednesdays just happens to be '3 flowers, 2 dp's and 1 button' so I think my little set qualifies and CES 'spring colours'. Wishing you all a very crafty evening, bye!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Hi, just one more creation for Easter and had to take a pic before I gave it away and ofcourse it had to go on my blog too! Hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous weather, it seems Summer is already here...and before this Cadburys chocolate egg melts with all this heat I'll tell you I recycled a box to make a template for a little boy treat, paper from Crafters Companion Summer stories CD (used 2 A4 sheets to make this, but there's lots left over around the edges), pre-coloured digi image from The Creative Cottage Wild West Monkeys kit, fab images in there for males, made an oval to place some acetate, stars punched with a mini punch, sentiment from Studio G mini stamp.

A girl treat (scroll two posts down) and a boy treat together!

My recycled box template.

Challenges entered are Cards for Men 'easter' as are Sweet Stampin and Crazy 4, One Stop Craft 'chocolate inspired', Bunny Zoes Crafts Monthly # 'one for the boys', Creative Inspirations 'pets and animals', MAWTT 'recycle' and The Creative Cottage April # ' to use any of their products'. I'm off for a couple of days to spend with family, wishing you all a very Happy Easter.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Hi, I'm back with another creation, this one for Penny Black, Penny black at Allsorts, Allsorts, Trimmies and Crafts & Me. Used this hedgy from the hugs set, comes with a heart but I replaced with my own cut out egg. Bye for now!
Hi and a very Good Friday to you all! Wow, the weather is amazing and still good for the bank holiday weekend, lots of butterflies in the air and ladybirds too...I wanted to do at least one easter basket this year and I think I've just about sneaked it in...for the Ellephantastic monthly challenge 'anything but square/rectangle', using their very own Rosalynne bunny digi image which was a freebie at one time. Lovely to use on a card by itself or as I've used it for a tag. The template is from the amazinlgy talented Jacqui's blog. So easy to make, used some left over paper from my mini card yesterday from Polka Doodle...just love this design!!! Some fabby ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, bit of faux stitching on tag, hand written message with white sakura pen.

Other challenges entered are Dream Valley 'easter' as are For Fun, Crafty Sentiments, Crazy 4, Craft Your days, Paper Play, The Crafty Pad, Rainbow Ladys 'sweet easter treats', The Secret crafter 'stitching', Wags N Whiskers colour theme 'black, pale green, pale pink, white/cream', and a new one to me I did it Creations which is by Robyns Fetish. Hope it still qualifies. Wishing everyone a very crafty day if like me you're indoors staying cool.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Hi and a fine glorious afternoon it is! It's been that hot that I've felt under the weather with all the fab heat...but I shouldn't abundance of sunshine is better than none at all. So today i've got this super image from Faith's progressive challenge called 'ladybug balancing act', coloured with Promarkers, I even gave them a smile each, embossed the whole image in my cuttlebug and added a button from stash, found some gorgeous buggy paper from Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies CD I won over at Allsorts some time ago now, they're off the lulu lady bug set, made a fancy stopper out of my fancy fiskars punch raised with foam squares. This is a mini easel, perfect for a tiny friend at Postpals, I'm gathering up May's birthday cards from all the ones I made to send out to them.

So other challenges I'd like to enter are...Digital Tuesday 'pretty punches', Whoopsi Daisy 'free & easy', Incy Wincy 'bright & bold', Sew Many '2 dp's, flower & button', Yes there's only 1 paper, can the embossed count count as the other? ;))))Simon says 'emboss it', Cute Card Thursday 'no text', I Love Promarkers 'anything goes', Craft Your Passion 'dots' and Pixie Dust studio 'spring forward'. Hope everyone is looking forward the holiday weekends, bye for now!

Friday, 15 April 2011

One for Penny Black at Allsorts. The theme for the month is 'black, white & 1 other', mine this week is Yellow. Handcut shapes, dotty paper is d/load, stamped image from Hugs set, sentiment from Cuddly buddly, some yellow rescued ribbon, silver gem from Poundland.

Other challenges entered are Allsorts 'anything but square', Penny Black Friends 'say it with flowers', Cupcake Inspiraions 'pic' I picked the 'hedgie', Do You Stack up 'scallops', Crafty Creations 'paper piecing' mine is the flower wrap...ever so little but it's there, Crafts & Me 'ribbon' and Crafty Catz 'furry friends'...well I know hedgies are prickly but can they be a tiny bit furry too? Hope everyone is well in blogland, my time is taken over with the garden at the moment but i still try to get one or two creations on here during the week ;)))) Have a good weekend all!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Afternoon all! Today it's Thursday and Faith has given this 'party garden' digi image, was a joy to colour in with Promarkers, used some d/load paper from The Creative Cottage (July 2010 cupcake freebie), sentiment is from there too, infact evrything here is digi!!! Made my own bunting from scraps. There are so many challenges i can enter including Faith's sister # Card Ideas 'just kidding', The Creative Cottage 'anything using their products', Birthday Sundaes 'pic inspiration', Crafty Pad 'spring is in the air' as are Creative card Crew, Rainbow Ladys, Craft Your Days Away 'Spots & stripes' as is Fab N Funky 'spots & dots', Simon says 'for a child', I Love Promarkers sketch (moved some elements down for the sentiment), A Spoon full of sugar 'all creatures great & small', For Fun 'colours chosen- pink, yellow & green', Craft Your Passion '2 by 2' (mice), Incy Wincy 'flower frenzy', Kaboodle Doodle 'cute & cuddly animals' and Charisma 'pink, black & green'. Bye for now.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Happy Sunday all! Brilliant weather here in most parts of the UK, so sunny and very beautiful. I've a card to share for the Cards For Men # 'embossing' (circle),as is Crafty Catz used the fab sketch from Sketch and Stash # (new image stamp free from Molly Blooms from a mag, sentiment is with the set too, old printed paper free from a mag. One Stop Craft is 'monochrome' as is CES and last of all Alphabet # 'white and 1 other', (mine is the blue really but it could be the black!) Happy Crafting!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Another fine day and a card to share. This one is for Allsorts 'Blooming Blossoms' challenge, I used my Polka Doodle Sugar Birdies CD win from there. Thanks so much, I love, love this cd. There's so much on there and Nikki (boss lady) always outdoes I'm well pleased as my kids would say! I paired it with Penny Black image coloured with Promarkers from 'hugs' set and used their very own fab sketch, couldn't find my black ric rac so made my own with decorative scissors, die cut some black flowers with baby face dies, hand cut some blossoms from the paper for the middles, sentiment from Molly Blooms free mag set, beautiful pink organza ribbon and pearls to finish!

Other challenges I would like to enter are,Penny Black at Allsorts April# 'black, white & 1 other', as is Colour Create with option of Tulle (didn't have any), Creative Inspirations 'punches/dies', Reasonable Ribbon 'dies/punches and ribbon' and Anything # 'pearls'. Wishing you all a fabby sunshiney weekend all!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Good afternoon all! Wow, what brilliant weather the last couple of days, nearly didn't get this shaped card on here. I've cut my own shapes, used the beautiful digi image Spotty Dotty watering can from Faith, for their own challenge, it's gorgeous 'thankyou Faith'. Paper from the old Funky Fairys blog which I think is closed down, lovely flowers from Katarina's candy (aren't they very luscious). Glamour Dust added on the image to finish. I thought this card would do for a birthday around the spring season or even an easter birthday.

Other challenges entered are... their sister blog Card Ideas 'spotty, dotty', Birthday Sundaes (new one to me) Anything goes as long as 'birthday' wording is there, Crafty Purple Frog 'shape with us not square', Stamp & Create 'buttons & shaped card', Flutter By Wednesdays 'open theme', Promarker # 'yellow and pink', Crazy 'just add flowers', Craft Your Passion 'anything goes' as is Papertake Weekly, Whoopsi Daisy 'springtime' as are Craft us Crazy 2nd entry 'easter/spring' and Simon Says, A Spoonfull of sugar 'tons of texture', Crafts & Me 'glitter', Pixie Dust Studio 'lace it up', Stamp Something 'digi day' and Do You stack up 'follow that yellow brick road' or should it be 'spotty' road :)))) Have a fun afternoon, bye.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

One for Rainbow Ladys challenge. This week it's 'night at the movies', and i found out i won some lovely Cd's (plural) from their last challenge... 'thanks so much'! Will book myself some 'me' time as they all look so brilliant. So I went with 'My Fair Lady' 1960's classic with the amazingly talented actress Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Dolittle and Rex Harrison as the professor. Used a really old stamp from See D's Vintage set coloured with my Koh-i-noor's, found some really gorgeous flourish paper whilst tidying up my d/load files from Pink Petticoat Sweet Sundaes kit I bought long time ago, acetate from Create & Craft (long time ago), paper flower with part of stamp on it, corner stamp and bottom scroll stamp from Stempelglede 022 & 019, just fab to use for pairing alongside a vintage image. Everything else from stash.

Other challenges entered are PaperPlay 'mum' as is Crafty Sentiments, Do You Stack up 'clear, light pink, mauve', Wags n Whiskers 'ribbon/pearls' and Sir Stampalot monthly # is 'ladies fashion'. I make that 6 challenges in all. Hope all is well in blogland, we're going to have some glorious weather from tomorrow onwards, so I'm looking forward to a gentle touch of gardening. Bye.

Friday, 1 April 2011

One for Pollycrafts challenge. I've managed to make this 'friend' card for them, used the fab Flo digi image coloured with Promarkers which was a freebie from Paula, thanks so much! I went to traditional embossing using my old and hardly used sunflower brass stencil with my light box.These were the first crafty things I bought when I entered the world of crafting some yaers ago and things have changed as papercrafting has took over lives!!! Mine included too!!! Top sentiment is from Elzybells, bottom one from Personal Impressions from QVC, scrap of gingham d/load paper, pearls from stash.

Other challenges entered are...Crazy 'sweet teens', used the fab sketch from Papertake Weekly rotated it once, I Love Promarkers 'emboss it', Charisma 'bling & sparkles', Pixie Cottage 'stitching', Craft Us Crazy 'easter/spring' went with the latter, Cooking it up with Katie 'sparkle, shine, shimmer' (there's a touch of glamour dust), Bunny Zoes Crafts 'happy Birthday & lots of pearls', and Bling it on monthly # 'use a digi stamp'. I make that 10 challenges in all. Hope that everyone is having a good April 1st today!