Sunday, 31 July 2011

Hi again, it's much too hot to be going out anywhere, it's so humid that I'm begging for some rain! So instead i thought i'd show you the end result of my template from earlier post today. If you click on it, it enlarges to give the measurements clearly... (post down from this one), I used 'celebrating Chloe', a really fun image perfect for anyone young or old. Coloured with Promarkers, flowers froma couple of candies 'thankyou', sentiments are Simon Says own stamps and ofcourse i couldn't forget the really pretty design paper from Trudy 'thankyou Trudy'.

Challenges entered are Sparkle # 'lime,turquoise, black, white', Allsorts 'free & easy', Lexis Creations 'shaped card', MAWTT 'brand new'...paper design, and Cupcake Craft 'shabby sparkle' (hope this one fits). That's all for now, thanks for taking the time to visit!

ETA Entry for Simon Says & Whoopsie Daisy, both 'shaped cards'.
Hi and welcome to my blog, no card as yet but as promised a little while ago here's a Center Step Card Template done my way (from a half sheet of A4 which is approx 21cm x 14.8cm). I'm sorry I'm no techno person really so it's all handwritten! It's how I make mine as I don't like to make my cards big, so it might not suit everyone but I hope there's someone out there who'll like to try it...there's details of the mountain folds and the valley ones and you can always adjust the side bits if you want them thinner or wider, I just hope you can see the measurements I normally use. Top tip is to score on the back of your design paper. I printed some lovely patterned design from the lovely Trudy 'thankyou' and will be off to find an image to put on there. Thanks for your visit today.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Hugs all round, it's Friday! My card has an image from Penny Black depicting this and it's my 2nd card in a row using the colour Aqua. So again no dp's, card candy covered with my Promarker, lots of stamping and embossing too. Hope you like this one.

Challenges entered are... Penny Black friends 'starburst', Allsorts 'free&easy', followed the sketch from
Sketch Saturday, Fuzzy Wuzzy 2nd entry 'get punchy', Totally papercrafts 'bling it up', Promarker 'animal crackers', I Love Promarkers 2nd entry 'anything goes', Paperplay 'in the garden', Charisma Cardz '4 legged friends', Stampin for the weekend ' paws for thought', Ribbon Girl 'shades of aqua', Pixie Dust 'fave colour- mmmm Aqua?', and Pixie Cottage 'emboss it'. Have a great evening all!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Another lovely digi image from Faith. This one really makes me think i could do with some cooling off as there is a mini heat wave suppose to last until the weekend!!! Help...but all is not lost as we can always go indoors and craft ;)) No designer papers used at all, a little bit of snwoflake embossing on the pink, some odd bits of trim and ribbon used, punched snowflake, holy & ivy is a border free with a mag, sentiment is stamp from Crafters Companion, coloured with Promarkers and finished with a little dusting of Glamour Dust. Thanks for your visit today!

Challenges entered... Designed 2 Delight, their Designers challenge which very conveniently is 'christmas in July, no red & green', Pollycrfat is'Christmas in July' as are Craft Your Passion, Crafty creations, Reasonable Ribbon 'cool it', Craft Us Crazy 'anything goes' as are Paper Shelter, I Love Promarkers, Winter Wonderland 'holly& ivy', CES 'humour' ( well I've never seen snowballs so well wrapped!), Crafts & ME 'ribbon', sketch followed from Tuesday Morning Sketch.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Welcome to another post from me and first of all I must say a big welcome to my new followers 'thankyou' for choosing to follow, i hope you like what you see on here. This card is for Lili of the valley challenge using a fab image sent to me in a candy 'thankyou Debs' and it fits so perfectly with their theme this week. I chose to draw some extras around this 'Karate Kid' by hand ...the fence and my fave flower ...Sunflowers. He could be showing his moves to his friends out in the back garden couldn't he? Coloured with Promarkers, Paper is from Creative Cottage, some black ribbon entwined with some twine.

Challenges entered are LOTV 'fun & games', Totally Papercrafts 'one for the boys', Crafty Catz 'no pink, no blue', followed the Sunday Sketch & stamp, Crafty Pad 'embossing', Kaboodle Doodle 'stitching', Crazy 'ribbon', Stamps R us are celebrating their 1st birthday 'yippeeee!!!', Everybody Art 'garden', Party time Tuesdays 'anything goes' and Craft Your Days 'summertime'. Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

My first 'joy fold' card. I hope it is any way...when I first saw Faith's image for this week I knew which paper I wanted to use. It's a freebie from Far Far Hill, wonderful just what I needed! There's great vintage d/loads there worth taking a peek at. So onto my card 'Peacock', absolutely love these beautiful elegant birds and their amazingly coloured feathers, evryhting on here is straight forward, green binding from Crafty Ribbons, die cut base flowers finished off with cream paper flower and button. Coloured with mix of few Copics and Promarkers.

Challenges entered Designed 2 Delight, Card Mad Fairies 'include an animal', Paper Shelter 'green', Crazy 4 'joy fold card', Do You Stack Up 'wings' and PaperPlay 'ribbon, lace & buttons'. Thanks for taking the time to visit and 'happy crafting all'.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Welcome to another post from me today...there's one below if you'd like to check it out. If you lovely crafters visit my blog regularly, you'd know I'd won some very nice House Mouse stamps from their challenge blog hop some time ago. Well guess what I couldn't resist making a card for them as they're celebrating a 100th challenge by having a hop and a party is no good without cake, this mousie is full to the brim and is having a little sleep after. Ofcourse I'm entering my card, stamp from 'cake' sheet, sentiments from Simon Says Stamps own, papers from Donna at Bearly Mine, some blooms from various candies, coloured with pencils and blended.

Challenges entered are several so here we go...House Mouse 100th challenge 'buttons, bows, bling', Sketch from One Stop Craft, Stamptacular Sundays 2nd entry 'animal antics' as is Creative card Crew 2nd entry, Craft Your Passion 2nd entry 'text it', Stamp & Create 'ribbons & bows', Sew Many 'glitter', Bearly Mine 'tag you're it' as is ASFOS, Papertake Weekly 2nd entry 'cute', Pixie Cottage 'fun with food', Crafts & Me 'add a flower', Scrappy Frogs 'summer flowers', OsAAT 'flowers'. Have a great evening.
Hi, it's the middle of the week and I've only had the chance to use one of those cute girly images from the last release from Lili Of The Valley range 'here come the girls', this one is Milly me and my dog. Super impressions and was part of a win from the Ideas to Inspire blog a little while ago. When i went shopping with my voucher, i couldn't resist the yumminess there and bought some extra stramps, fab service and i am smiling ear to ear!!! At their blog they're also showing some fantastic new Christmas release stamps peeks and there's a hop too, so I'm joining in for the lovely eye candy every day! Image coloured with Promarkers and some newer colours to my collection, papers from old Kaboodle Doodles set, sentiment from old See D's, lovely flowers from a candy 'thankyou'.

Challenges entered are ofcourse firstly LOTV # 'pink & blue', Promarker # sketch, Everybody Art 'dots', Birthday Sundaes 'anything goes', Stamptacular Sunday 'animal antics' as are Creative Card Crew and Fab n Funky, Craft Your Passion 'text it' won some digi's from there 'thankyou', Papertake Weekly 'cute'. Thanks for your visit today, hoping to be back with another.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

A card for Sparkle's challenge. Hi all, this is such an adorable, easy to colour image from Sparkle's illustrator 'celebrating Chloe' (and a fab win thankyou) and she's enjoying christmas celebrations, comes with 3 balloons, I masked off the one at the top but guess what she's still holding 3 strands ( oh well a lesson for next time), colored with Promarkers and I used a couple of colours from my win over at Pollycrafts 'thankyou so much', hand cut out shape using my inexpensive scallop scissors. Papers are a mix from old Kaboodle Doodles and Pink Petticoat, tag sentiment stamp free with mag.

Challenges entered are mainly christmas themed... Sparkle Creations 'christmas in July' as are Stamp something, Craft Us Crazy, CES, Crafty Pad, Secret Crafter 'holidays', Winter Wonderland 'give a little lift...wet/dry embossing', Totally Papercrafts 'girly girly', Pixie Cottage as usual is a sketch and theme (went with theme of wrap it with ribbon), Crafty catz 'tags', Simon Says 2nd entry 'anything goes', I Love Promarkers 2nd entry '1 ribbon, 2 dp's, 2 buttons', Cute Card Thursday 'going round in circles', and Cupcake Craft are celebrating their 150th challenge, theme is to choose one from their past...i chose challenge 59 'time for a celebration'. That's it for now, lovely sunshine when it shines but we've got much needed downpours today too, enjoy a fab Sunday bye for now.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Hi everyone, today my creation is for Faith's challenge using the delicious 'strawberries' digi image, I'm always eager to use these freebies as, many a time my cards seem to fall into place very quickly and come together quite well. Red gingham is d/load from Creative Cottage now sadly closed down, the green is a d/load scrap, used my inexpensive scallop scissors along the bottom, sentiment from Personal Impressions stamp, gate is actually the back of the stable doors from Nikky's Polka Doodle Back to nature cd (love these cd's to bits, and now have quite a few wins of them), red flourish die cut from Spellbinders, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, everything else from you might be thinking where are those strawberries???

Behind the garden gate...coloured with Promarkers and frosted lightly with glamour dust...yummy, yummy...don't they look delicious!

Challenges entered are many..Designed 2 Delight, Crafts & Me 'summer' as are PaperPlaytime, Crazy, Dream Valley, One stop Craft, Simon Says 'anything goes' as is OSAAT, MAWTT 'fave things'...these fabby images and Nikky's brilliant cd's, Digital Tuesday 'use 1 or more Spellbinders', I Love Promarkers '1 ribbon, 2 dp's (red and green strip), 2 brads/buttons,gems', Promarker 'gingham', Anything 'more than 1 fold', Kaboodle Doodle 'use those scissors', Stamps R Us 'throught the garden gate' as is Pollycraft 'great outdoors'. Craft Your Passion 'just for you', Rainbow Ladys 'stitching' as are Crafty Sentiments and Do You Stack Up. I've had lots of fun making this card, would also do for new home or just surprise 'hello' card. Thanks for visiting today.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Welcome happy crafters to my blog, today my creation is using Turntable Josh from Sparkle. They're celebrating their 1st anniversary, went on the hop and really loved the new releases, what yummy delightfulness from the dt! I used some d/load papers from Crafters Companion website along with their sentiment stamp from their earlier 'boys' set. Coloured with koh-i-noors and seems to be very pastel.
Challenges entered are Sparkle's sketch, Sparkle's 1st anniversary challenge using any of the stamps from the 1st year, Simon says 3rd entry 'stitch in time', Party Time Tuesdays 'square cards', Crafts & me 'fave stamp', and Crafters Companion monthly # 'one for the boys'. Have a fab evening.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Hi, today I've a bright and wacky card. Image is a digi as are the sentiment letters from Nikky's latest cd 'Double Sprinkles Of Kraft'...I won in their 3rd birthday and hop challenge so a big 'thankyou' and is packed with lots of ideas for very lovely creations. The backing papers are from very long ago when i entered blogland and couldn't stop printing off sheet and sheet loads except onto normal copier paper...tut, tut. tut, no wonder my printer ink needed changing so often but not any more, I learnt my lesson but keep finding these printouts tucked away in file pockets.

There are 9 challenges entered...Polka Doodles 'home sweet home', Poodle Parlour 'birds eye view', Do it with digis 'spots & stripes or both',Crazy 4 'centre step card', Craft Your days away ' fancy folds', Rainbow Ladys 'in the country', Paper Shelter 'lots of dots', Simon Says 2nd enrty 'stitchnin time', and Fab n Funky 'purple haze' ( I tried to stick to the theme but the pink crept in). Have a fab Saturday!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Hi crafty bloggers, we're into a wonderful Friday. Today this creation is for Sir Stampalot and 5 challenges in total using the same paper as the post below from Donna, loving this freebie and goes so well with this Penny Black image from 'hugs' set. I made this step card from half an A4 sheet so it must be A5 and is quite a small card, coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils. I might post some instructions on here later to give an idea of the proportions. Lovely fabric flowers from Jo's candy and sentiment from Pink Gem. Other challenges entered are Penny Black friends 'desert island stamp'...never mind about the one stamp, I'd take the full sheet as it's so versatile and plenty of this daisy printouts. Allsorts challenge is 'free & easy in July', Penny Black at allsorts 'flower power' and it's their 1st Birthday so 'Happy Birthday to you!' and Fuzzy Wuzzy is 'punchy' and I used my MS Doily Punch. Wishing you a splendid weekend.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hi to all my crafty friends. Yes, I'm still here...sometimes things with family come first and the time to make cards has been so limited but hopefully now all is well. I absolutely adore this digi image from Faith called 'flip flops', coloured with Promarkers, drew my tiny flowers on them with white gel pen, fab papers with lovely daisies free from Donna's blog 'thankyou', I've glamour dusted the flowers, sentiment is circular stamp free from Craft Stamper but I masked of the circle to use the words. Hope you like!

Challenges entered are many, I missed some earlier on in the week that I wanted to participate in but never mind, so here we go... Designed 2 Delight, Craft Your Passion 'anything goes' as is Papertake Weekly with option of buttons, Digital Tuesday 'bling it up', Simon Says 'stitich it up' as is A Spoonfull of Sugar, Creative Inspirations 'at the seaside', Crazy 'on the beach', Whoopsie Daisy 'hot, hot, hot', Pollycraft 'celebrations' as is Kaboodle Doodles, Promarker 'tie a yellow ribbon', Creative Craft 'pretty blossoms', Reasonable Ribbon 2nd entry 'picnic/ summer fun', Stamp Something 'digi', Totally Papercrafts Bingo Board 'buttons, flowers, glitter', Charisma 'all about flowers' and Bearly Mine 'anything goes'. Enjoy the rest of the day!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Good evening and a Happy Canada Day to all who are celebrating today! I've got a House Mouse image from the 'Cake' stamp sheet to show, coloured with Promarkers, I kept adding colours to the lily pad until I achieved the look I wanted...alot of blending in between too. The background cherry paper is from the generous Donna, i printed to an A5 size, the cherries you see at the top are made with Spellbinders Impressabitlites, then coloured in with promarkers and glossed over with Anita's 3D gloss, fab ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and sentiment from Personal Impressions from a QVC set.

Challenges entered are...firstly House Mouse 'summer' as are Bearly Mine, Wags n Whiskers, Creative Inspirations, Paper Shelter is 'anything goes', Craft Your Passion 'use red', One stop Crafts 'get well' as is A Spoonfull of Sugar, Crafty Catz 'colours of summer', Reasonable Ribbon 'picnic/summer fun', Pollycraft 'make a splash', Dream Valley 'ribbons' and 2nd entry for I Love Promarkers 'flowers'. Have a brilliant weekend, bye!