Thursday, 30 June 2011

Tropical Summer. Is that what has been happening for the last week or so? Well I'm a bit relieved to see some down pours today but the digi image called 'tropical summer' used on todays card depicts all the fabby weather we had. Thankyou Faith for this, i believe it's a Hibiscus flower, comes with the frame and wording, and other loose ones to decorate as you wish. As schools draw to a close to give the fantastic teachers a well deserved rest this is just what you could give, a lovely treats box with one of these beautiful flowers on top would be great! The paper is from a cd Paper Boutique Creative Christmas from Amanda 'thankyou' from the Allsorts birthday bash some time ago. I printed on to spotty paper and then another onto plain to colour and cut out individual parts. Stamp sentiment from American Crafts. Coloured with Promarkers.

Challenges entered are... Designed 2 Delight, Digital Tuesday 'flower power', Kaboodle Doodle 'cicles/dots', I Love Promarkers 'include flowers', Crafty Creations 'thankyou', Do it with Digis 'monochromatic' and CES 'not square, shaped card'. Hope all is well in blogland and crafters looking forward to crafting with their kiddies during the upcoming holidays.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Welcome to a very hot Monday. The air is so very warm you could mistake it for the Carribean! Well ofcourse it's not lasting it's suppose to be thunderstorms soon, so I thought as the sky is turning a little grey I better get this creation on here...another male card using exactly the same papers as my last one below. Image is ofcourse Lili Of The Valley 'lazy afternoon' and for their fab sketch challenge. It's been a long time since I had a go, no excuse as i have 3 of their wonderful images in my possession. Coloured with Promarkers, sentiment from Paper Pretties slightly bent to go round my handcut scallop, bottom is Popcorn the Bear.

Challenges entered are so many...Lili of the valley sketch, Alphabet 'h for half dozen which is mmmm....6 (stars), Sweet Stampin 'something old, something new' (old- papers, new-curved sentiment), Sew Many 'dry embossing', Stampin for the weekend 'my fave things 'stamps, stamps and more stamps', Cards For Men 'stars', Promarker # 'park life', Incy Wincy 'summertime' and they've got celebrations on over there, Stamp something 2nd entry is 'red, white & blue' as are Craft Us Crazy 2nd entry and Paperplaytime, Totally Papercrafts 2nd entry 'spots & stripes', Paperplay 'stars & stripes', Here come the boys 'spots & stripes', Stamptacular Sunday 'stars & stripes'. Happy crafting all and thankyou for taking time to visit.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Hi and a very, very hot Sunday it is. This heatwave is suppose to last all day tomorrow too, wow!!! I think I'll stick to being cool crafting is on the menu, this one using 'turntable Josh' from Sparkle's lovely amazing stamps, you can win one by simply entering the challenge with a Sparkle stamp or wait till there's a blog hop and enter to win one of her lovelies, why not join in for some fun,Yippee!!! Papers are d/loads from Nikky at Polka Doodle, a freebie set of papers given out for a challenge some time ago. Twine from my flour bag, top sentiment from Paper Pretties Pirates set, bottom from old See D's set, coloured with Promarkers.

This one is for 10 challenges...Sparkle Creations and they've a lovely sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, Cupcake Inspiration is a yummy pic again, Birthday Sundaes 'stars and stripes' Must include 'birthday' somewhere, Craft Us Crazy 'red, white & blue' as are Stamp Something and Polka Doodles, Totally Papercrafts 'spots & stripes', Crafty Pad 'bold & bright' and Scrappy Frogs 'use red'. Enjoy the fab weather!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

I'm back with my second post for today...and this card is for the Penny Black challenge who turned 3 this week, 'happy birthday' and I'm sure there's many more to come. What fab creations there are to show us crafters every week and I really couldn't miss this party as I've used my newest stamp 'cake dance' from my win at Simon Says blog hop some time back 'thankyou', w/coloured with Koi's...infact I could have used it last week when I was searching for a male stamp as it's versatile, nevermind! So the papers are from a candy long ago, used 3 different pieces, 2 ribbons to use to make my bow and a little flower from a candy, a little Anita's 3 d gloss over the balloon and Glamour Dust to finish!

Challenges entered are Penny Black 'pesky critters', Allsorts '3 papers, 2 ribbons, 1 flower', Penny Black at allsorts 'fave stamp' 2nd entry, used the fab sketch from Sketch Saturday rotated clockwise once, Kaboodle Doodles 'food/drink', Crafts and me 'stitches', Cooking up with Katie 'use a current sketch, birthday and a little yellow', Pixie Dust Studio 'counting along'..use a number. Thankyou for visiting today.
Morning all crafty bloggers! Today, I'm a little early with my post as I wanted to get another creation on here later. It's Thursday again and it seems only yesterday I put up the last image creation from Faith, how time flies when you're having fun!!! This one's called 'fresh cut', totally adorable bunch of flowers to colour with my Promarkers, fabby paper from Nikky's Sugar Birfdies cd, stripey one is offcut from Pink Gem freebie, ribbons and peel-off from stash.

So there's a fair few that this card fits...Designed 2 Delight, fab sketch is from Cupcake Craft, Alphabet # 'g for get well', CES 'lots of sparkly flowers', Secret Crafter 'something from around the house...i think a vase counts', One Stop Crafts 'stick it , use peel offs count?', Ribbon Girl 'pink & cream', Digital Tuesday 'fave icecream...vanilla & strawberry', A Spoonfull 'ribbon & bows', Whoopsi Daisy 'pile on those flowers', Every body Art 'anything goes', Crafty Creations 'let it shine', I Love Promarkers 'anything goes' and Rainbow Ladys 'digi day'. Have a crafty day all!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Afternoon all. Well, we're getting the much needed rain for our gardens and it's great that I can potter round early in the morning and then the rain can do its bit later. Fabby! That really brings me into my creation of a new home card and gift. It's a pot planter where I've just placed a mock plant which is really an inexpensive pen to show you...the template came from the Fab n Funky challenge blog by Creations by I tied it together with some pink braid. Gorgeous I love it and will defintely use this one again. Those really pretty fluttery papers came from the Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies cd and so did the scallopped frame where I hand wrote the sentiment, and that amzing flower shape are my new Marianne Dies Creatables LR 0106 from my win over at Dream Valley challenge blog 'thankyou', and many thanks to Papermaze too, fab service. I know I'm going to use these a lot already! As you can see I printed on both sides of my card.

Challenges I'm entering are 10 in all...Polka Doodles 'things with wings' as are The Crafty calendar monthly #, Sweet Stampin and OSAAT, Stamp Somehting 'pretty papers', Designed 2 Delight designers # 'orange & pink', Fab n Funky 'tempting templates', Reasonable Ribbons 'handwritten sentiment or jounalling', Crafty Pad 'something new (new home), Crazy 4 'add twine, floss, string'. Thanks for taking time to visit.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Fathers Day to all dads, grandads, great grandads everywhere! I was going to give today a miss with cards but as no-one was up as early as I was, got to do more crafting. So this beautiful image is a digi from Card Mad Fairys (won a little runner up prize) Molly Mermaid...what a joy it was to colour her in with my Promarkers. Papers are digi offcuts, used a new stamp Basic Grey Journal Flourish for the actual sentiment frame (I won at Sir Stampalot 1st birthday hop) 'thankyou' and used its flourish bits for my corners...the actual sentiment is American crafts, there's punches used and dry embossing too!

So this is going for Card Mad Fairys # 'under the sea', A spoonfull of sugar 'splish splash', Craft Your Passion 'it;s magical', Magical Monday 'punches & embossing', The Paper Shelter 'punches & dies', Creative Inspirations 'blue, green and 1 other (black), Trimmies 'stitching', Crafty catz 'fancy folds' and 2nd entry to Paper Playtime 'z card', Paper Play 'at the beach', and Crafty Purple frog 'fave things ...punches'. Have a great day all!

Friday, 17 June 2011

It's Friday and the weekend is here. I wanted to enter the Penny Black # this week but didn't really have any suitable male themed guys stamps but is now on my wish I adapted my stamps from the Hugs set, hedgy normally holds a bouquet, the balloons are from the mousey showering flowers from his basket in the sky, i stamped them 3 times. Paper is a d/load from Summer Driggs, die cut is baby face dies, used some really old punches today (the swirl and the star). Inside sentiment from Popcorn the bear set. Doesn't hedgy look a little curious...

Yes, this one is a 'Z' card.

Thin strips of acetate and some re-used tag string from new clothes for the balloons, and there is a long list of it goes...feel free to disregard if I've overdone it and not read the rule properly. Penny Black 'one for the guys', Penny Black at allsorts 'fave stamp', Allsorts '1 paper,2 punches, 3buttons', Crafty Sentiments 'fathers day', Do You Stack up 'use a star', I Love Promarkers 'black, white & 1 other', PaperPlay time Z card, New challenge The Poodles Parlour 'anything goes', Sew Many 'punch it', Totally papercrafts 'die cuts/punches', Dream valley 2nd entry, Alphabet 2nd entry, Paper Play 2nd entry, Party time Tuesday 2nd entry, Craft Us crazy 2nd entry. Wow, alot there, I hope the father's get pampered and treated this weekend just like the mums do on their special day. Have a fab weekend!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Hi and welcome to another Thursday with one of Faith's digi images that are given away on the challenge blog if you play along every week. This is so aptly called 'mary, mary'...quite contrary how does your garden grow...loved that rhyme when i was little. Gingham paper is d/load from The Creative Cottage, sentiment is an American Crafts one (the one without the 2nd E so I have to adapt and mask off to use the 1st one), ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

This one is for 10 challenges...Designed 2 Delight, Creative card Crew 'ribbons & brads', Flutterby Wednesdays 'pink, orange, green', Charisma 'pink & green', For Fun 'summer fun', Crafty Pad 'just because' No birthday/congrats, Pollycraft 'ribbons & flowers', Anything 'summer', Whoopsie daisy 'free & easy', and Crafts and Me 'bling it on' (Glamour dust on the butterflies trail). Thanks for taking the time to visit today.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Hi, today my creation is a shaped one, hand cut by me. Again I've used a navy hammered cardstock for my base, used Nikky's fab freebie d/load from their 3rd birthday party last week. Image is coloured with my koh-i-noor pencils, a Popcorn the Bear stamp from Crafters Companion that I bought a few years ago now, they are in a box under my desk and keep forgetting to use them and now's a perfect time, sentiment comes with it too! I placed a strip of navy ribbon, button aswell on this one. Hope you like...there's lots of challenges with the theme of Father's Day/ Male coming up this Sunday so I'll list them below.

Challenges entered are...The Secret crafter, One Stop Craft, Crazy 4, Dream Valley ( I was one of the winners there, many thanks), Stamptacular Sunday, Incy Wincy, Papertake Weekly, Partytime Tuesdays, Alphabet 'f for fathers day', Sew Many, Wags n Whiskers, OSAAT 'tag it', Simon says Bingo! I chose 'shape, ribbon, sentiment', and Cooking it up with Katie 'dad, funny, button', I just love how the newspaper is placed on his head and Souffle the duck crashed out!!! Bye for now.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Hi, what a great day it is, very warm and sunny. Today I thought I'd use this fab Crafters Companion SWALK stamp 'sunshine', coloured with my Promarkers, paper pieced hat, hand cut scallop circle with decorative scissors, made my own pearly pins, used my fern punch, some fab yellow roses from Deb from her lovely candy, paper is a digi from kaboodle Doodles.

These are the challenges I'm entering Crafters Companion monthly # 'here comes summer', Stampin for the weekend 'lemon & lime', Totally Papercrafts 'summer', Crafts & Me 'stamp something', Pixie cottage 'sketch or shaped card...went for the latter', Cute card Thursday 'pins & pearls', Stamp Something 'punched', Cupcake Inspirations is a pic...very yummy, Lexis Creations 'no sentiment' and Digital Tueday 'gingham'. That's 10 challenges in all, have a fab afternoon all!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Hi, today this one is for Polka Doodles, they've got 2 challenges at the which ends tomorrow. Last week was there 3rd birthday, wow, what a fab time I had at the party! I've used the fantastic d/load which the lovely Nikky provided, added some stamping to it and there you have it...a bookmark to their dad with love from the kids. My hubby is one of those that places a receipt as a bookmarker, well now he won't have any excuses to say he's lost the receipt and then finds it months later in a book .If you look below there is a hidden message (pint) behind the tag. Men love their pints don't they? Hope you like this one.

This one is for 10 challenges... Polka Doodles 'secret theme' which ends tomorrow, Polka Doodles 'something for dad' which started yesterday (hope it's alright to enter the two with the same card, if not please disregard), Crafty Catz 'bookmark', Paper Play 'fathers day' as are Craft Us Crazy, Trimmies, Crazy, Creative Inspirations, Cards For Men 'black & blue' and Fab n Funky 'magnificent men'. Have a brilliant day!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Hi, today I've got Faith's wonderful digi image to show 'garden fence', coloured with my koh-i-noor pencils, butterflies stamped and glamour dust added, the fab sentiment is also digi from the very kind Paulette.

Challenges entered firstly Designed 2 Delight, Digital Tuesday 'in the garden/outdoors', Crafty Creations 'over the rainbow' to take inspiration from the classic film Wizard Of Oz...Dorothy was singing near a fence if i remember rightly, Flutter by Wednesdays 'polka Dots' and Papertake Weekly 2nd entry 'anything goes'. Thankyou for visiting.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Hi again, I coloured this little Amy digi from Crafty Sentiments a few weeks ago and missed a few challenges it fitted but here it is now and will go in my stash for Postpals. Papers are off cuts from other cards, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons (fab service), sentiment is digi too from Sentiments 4 You, the fab flower is from Debs candy and used my fern punch for foilage.

Lots of challenges this one fits...The Secret Crafter is a pic inspiration, Stamp & Create 'summer' as are Truly Scrumptious, A Spoonfull of sugar, Paper Pretties, Pile it on (they have a summer kick off blog hop), The Paper Shelter 'celebrate', Party Time Tuesdays 'summer birthday', Craft Your Passion 'anything', used the fab sketch from Ellephantastic #, and Creative Crafts 'movable parts' (used a strip of acetate to dangle my image). Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Wednesday! Well it certainly is here...I've been going to a lot of 'Birthday Parties' (on blogger that is) and won a couple of candy gift boxes filled with very yummy goodies. I am going to have a ball with all of this...the top one is from the lovely Debs 'thankyou' from the Allsorts 2 year birthday bash and the bottom one from the wonderful Jo at the Sketch Saturday 3 year birthday hop 'thankyou'. WOW, there is so much in both it's going to take me some time to get through all this fab stash. Aren't these boxes so adorable perfect for storing made up cards afterwards. Thankyou to you both, i love them!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hi all and a very good Tuesday it's been downpouring with rain at intervals of sunshine too, so my garden is happy. Today my creation is using this fab digi fairy again from Faith. Paper is from Donna, 'thankyou', coloured image with Promarkers, made my own embellishment (well i tried) using the swirly round cutout that I've seen around blogs with a brad in the middle, drew my own stem and leaves, sentiment from computer Lydian font.

There are 10 challenges in all i'm entering...Crafty Creation 'pink & orange', Flutter by Wednesdays, Papertake Weekly 'anything', as is Bearly Mine #, Digistamps 4 Joy 'on the wings of a...', Charisma 'something that flies', Cute Card Thursday 'embellish it', Pixie Dust Studio 'homemade embellishments', Kaboodle Doodle 'mystical Creatures' and last but not least Incy Wincy 'tic,tac,toe' (brads, flowers, lace). Thankyou for your visit and happy crafting!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Happy Sunday. It's too quiet in my household, so i thought i would start up a small collection of male teen cards to keep handy for Postpals. Well this is just great from Sparkle 'turntable josh' w/coloured, fab image I've used him a fair few times already. The strip below it is a digi border from a Polka Doodle cd which I stamped a sentiment on. This is my entry for Sparkle's challenge 'red, aqua and white', Bling it on 'embossing', Sweet Stampin 'playing in the sun', CES 'clean & simple', For Fun 'end of school', Dream Valley 2nd entry 'stamp something', Birthday Sundaes 'anything goes must have birthday wording' and a new one to me Drunken Stampers is 'birthdays' too. Hoping for a spot of rain for my garden today, not sure it will arrive. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Polka Doodles take two! Don't you wish that you took note and read carefully what is needed for a challenge...well Polka Doodle are celebrating their 3rd Birthday...Yipppppeeeee and you were suppose to do the blog hop and THEN make your challenge card using the fab free DOWLOAD. I think i messed it up yesterday, so I think I've done it properly now. Gorgeous papers 'thankyou Nikky' which you'll see on more cards for teens to come on my blog and I do like my stamping so I made a birthday card this time, the circle die and button are there too!!! Like evryone else I had problems leaving comments on more than half of the dt blogs, don't really know what to do it is a shame unless I try to go on an old computer which has the firefox thing but I have to sit there a long time for one comment to work as it's soooo slow. Anway this is my entry for a couple of other challenges namely...Birthday Sundaes 'male card', Simon Says 2nd entry, Craft Your Days 3rd entry and One Stop Crafts 'texture'. Have a brilliant Saturday all!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Good evening. Today I've another freebie digi image to show from Paula at Pollycraft Designs coloured with Promarkers, so right for Fathers Day coming up this month. Super image and i used the fab backing paper from Polka Doodle CD Back to Nature 'neapolitan swirls''s in the Whiskers & Paws section. Found some blue matching card off cuts to make some circles, used baby face dies for the wording, mini buttons from Create & Craft long time ago.
So this time I'm entering Polka Doodles 'male theme, must include button and circle' and they're having a blog hop this week so hop over to take part to win some goodies! The Paper Shelter 'glad for dad', Simon Says 'fathers day/male', Here Comes The Boys 2nd entry, Craft Your days 2nd entry, Craft Your Passion 2nd entry, Party Time Tuesdays 2nd and final entry, Stamp Something 'digi something', Crafty catz 'lots of circles' and lastly Crafty Sentiments 'neutral Colours'...does that touch of blue count? if not please disregard. So I make that 10 challenges in all. Enjoy the weekend, bye!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wow, it's June and we've the perfect beautiful weather to go with it, so, so hot today! It's Thursday so i've got a pretty digi bloom from the lovely Faith, she's on holiday at the moment but bless her still managed to get out this image to challengers, thankyou Faith! Paper is from the Poppy Delights kit from The Creative Cottage...I was sad to learn they're closing down but there's lots of reduced price kits if you want to bag a bargain. The image is coloured with Promarkers and the centre is lifted and 3d'd with foam squares, I drew the stem and leaves myself, punched daisies and rhinestones from Poundland. The fab sentiment is a stamp from Janet's Pink Gem Designs.

Challenges entered are...Designed 2 Delight, Paper Play 'summer citrus splash', Cupcake Inspiration is a yummy pic, Whoopsy Daisy 'lace & ribbons', A Spoonfull of Sugar 'flower power', Fab N Funky 'what eva', I Love Promarkers 'sparkly bling', Crafts & Me 'punch it out', Crafty Purple Frog 'things of beauty', and last but not least I followed the fab sketch at Card Mad Fairiies. I make that 10 challenges in all, thanks for visiting and i wish you all a wonderful day.