Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Evening all, this couldn't wait till tomorrow! Faith has give a perfect image for all those kids returning to school after the long summer holidays or they may be just starting for the very first time. Papers i don't know what make they are as they were a part candy but both sides are printed, coloured with Promarkers, found some alphabet buttons but chopped the backs for my embellishments.

Challenges entered are 9...Designed 2 Delight, Stamp Something 'back to school' as are Paper Play,
Totally Papercrafts and Allsorts, followed the sketch from Everybody art, Cupcake Inspiarations 'pic', Crafts & Me 'charm', Bling it on 2nd entry 'a, b, c' apples, books and charm. The mouse is giving me a bit of troubl but I'm still managing to highlight and link up. Have a great crafty evening!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Hi and what a long time it seems since I posted on here. Well i really thought I'd made enough boy cards for Post Pals but I realised I was one short (there are so many in September and most of them boys, so i think I set myself a real challenge there) i whipped one up using this digi image from Whoopsie Daisy. Linnie has the most lovely images on her blog and i do enjoy using them. The base card which looks rather like Kraft card is really some tough paper from my grocers (from the banana box) and makes brilliant cards. Used some red dotty scrap from Polka Doodles d/load froma previous card although you can hardly see it. The 'friend' is hand written by me, coloured with Promarkers and I doodled and added some worms !!!

Again I must say 'thankyou' to my latest follower who's chosen to follow my blog, it was great to see the 132 go upto 133 :))))) a big milestone for me and I appreciate all those people who drop in now and again to see what I've been doing. Challenges entered are 10... Polka Doodles 'spots & dots', Simon Says 2nd entry using their fab sketch, DYSU 'boy/men', One Stop Craft 'bold & bright', Whoopsie Daisy 'autyumn colours',
Colour Create 'red, Kraft and white/cream', Creative Card Crew 'anything goes', Crazy 4 'male themed' , Crazy 'new... 'friend', and Digital Tuesday 'going buggy'. Thanks for your visit today.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Hi and first of all 'welcome' to another follower, thanks for following my blog ...hope you will stay and enjoy my little offerings. Today my card is for Faith's challenge using the beautiful flowery digi image, wonderful to colour with my Promarkers. Paper is from kate Knight's Totally Tropical Summer papers that came free with a mag. Found some pink and lilac ric rac, made my own swirly 3d flower which sits on a Marianne Die cut flower.

I've pierced the edges with my sewing machine with no thread.

The flower die cut acts as a stopper to reveal what's on the inside...I made some pleats with a slim scrap of co-ordinating paper to hold my little gift card.

Challenges entered are 10... Designed 2 Delight, also their Designers challenge 'anything goes', Digi Stamps 4 Joy 'spring... add a handmade flower', Paper Shelter 'diecuts/punches', followed the sketch from Simon Says and rotated once, I Love Promarkers 'paper piercing', Cupcake Craft 'gift card', Papertake Weekly 2nd entry 'dies', Creative card Crew 'handmade flowers' and Little Darlings 'pleats and ruffles'. That's all for now, have a fab evening.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Eveniing all and a warm welcome to my latest follower, I hope you'll like my little offerings from time to time. My card is for Polka Doodle using their own fab cd Double sprinkles of Kraft... a lovely cd yet again with wonderful images, fabby!!! Image is a digi, printed straight onto my card but so not waste a valuable card I tried it on scrap copier paper first as to where i wanted the image to sit. Sentiment is from Penny Black, die cut branches from Marianne Creatables LRO 106, coloured with Promarkers.

Challenges entered are 10...Polka Doodle 'single layer', Charisma Cardz 'negative space', Pixie Cottage 'big on birthdays', Kaboodle Doodles 'ribbon', Stamps R Us 'anything goes', Birthday Sundaes 'pink, green & white',
Do it with digis 'buttons', Papertake Weekly 'dies', Promarker 'no patterened paper' and Marianne design divas is 'anything goes' but must use something of their products. Thankyou for visiting.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Happy Saturday! Today I've got this 'lazy afternoon' stamped image from Lili of the Valley, using papers from Polka Doodle, coloured with Promarkers. Hope you like :))

So challenges entered are... Cupcake Craft who are celebrating their 3rd Birthday and I've used their fab sketch, Crafts & Me 'blues or blue/green', My Mums CraftShop 'summertime' , as is Sew Many Wags n Whiskers 'outdoor fun'...snoozing under the tree, Oldie But a Goodie 'great outdoors', Poodles Parlour 'anything goes', Alphabet 'o for only 3 embellishments', LOTV 'thankyou' as are Stamp Something', DYSU, Dream valley 'distressing', Craft Us Crazy 3rd and final entry and Cards For Men 'anything goes'. Sooo many, bye for now.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Evening all. I've a practical present to show you go with a card i made a little while ago. I love making dinky handbags and they're always received very well. So this is from a template I've had long ago but there are plenty to find nowadays for free on various sites. I used papers from Bearly mine (Donna)...tried to fix everyhting on while it was flat, so less fiddling when i glued together the sides. Tag is a free stamp from a mag, charm from The Works, ribbon from stash so is the button hand sewn to keep it in place.


Inside...lined and with a pocket too (piece of card edged with scissors).

A bag has to have the all too important MONEY!!! in it.

And here they are together. I'll be finding a suitable box to place both items in with lots of tissue paper and big bow for a special person, not worried about postage as it will be given by hand.

Challenges I'd like to enter are mainly 'anything but a card' and include Craft Your Passion 2nd entry, Allsorts 2nd entry, Ribbon Girls 2nd entry, Creative Craft 2nd entry, Craft Us Crazy 2nd entry, Kaboodle Doodle 'bags 7 tags', and Designed 2 Delight designers challenge 'pink & black'. Thankyou for taking the time to visit, until next time, have a fab weekend.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Quick post from me, hope all is well in blogland. Lovely autumnal image from Faith 'thankyou'! This digi is 'pumpkin with mouse', went with the colour theme from Crafty Creations 'red, orange & green', Fab n Funky 'stitch in time'...saves nine as the phrase goes, Reasonable Ribbon 'CAS' ( I used some twine, hope it still counts), Craft Us Crazy 'anything goes' and Crafty Sentiments 'no sentiments'. Well that's my lot for today but I hope to show another creation soon! Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

For my second post today I've got Miss Ruby from Squiggle stamps. She's a wonderful freebie digi image from their website 'thankyou' and 'gothic' like so apt for those teens nowadays...their challenge calls for 'pink & black, option of lace'. I used 2 different papers both d/loads mix of The Creative Cottage which is sadly no more but will continue to use their fine papers and also old Kaboodle Doodles kit scrap along the bottom. Coloured with promarkers, black die cut flower, leaves too from Marianne Dies , brads from stash and a bit of scrap lace to finish off the corner! Hope you like.

So there's 10 challenges in all...Squiggle Stamps, Incy Wincy 'something old, something' (old:papers, new:image), Crafty Pad 'cute n girly', Crazy 4 'monotone colouring' I stuck to the pink and greys...hope that was the intention???, CES 'mix & match 2 different papers',Sew many '3 or more brads', Stampin for the weekend 'spots & dots', Pixie Cottage 'say it with flowers', used the fab sketch from Ruth & Jenny's challenge Fetch a Sketch and Crafty Sentiments is 'punches & dies'. Thankyou for visitng and your kind comments.

Hi all! Today I've a creation for some 'anything but a card' challenges. I bagged up this yummy cupcake (a bit on the large side for me) in a normal card bag, sealed off the bottom to give it a nice base, made my own dp for the seal of the bag at the top using some Simon says stamps, used a wonderful mouse digi image from the challenge over at Designed 2 Delight from last week (girl one) to make a tag with sentiment for the inside. Used some thin width white ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to hold it in place. Delicious 'thankyou' treat!

There are 8 challenges in all...Totally papercrafts 'food & drink', Trimmies 'gifts', Paperplay 'own dp',
Ribbon Girls to round off their birthday week, Crafty Purple Frog 'anything but a card' as are Allsorts, Craft Your Passion and Creative Craft. Thanks for your visit today, have a great day!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Quick post from me. This card is for 5 challenges...First of all a new challenge blog just started The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, Penny Black 'anything goes', Penny Black at Allsorts for this month is 'free & easy', Allsorts 'red card' and Fuzzy Wuzzy 'shaped card'. Hope that you've got something relaxing planned for the weekend, thanks for visiting.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

I'm back and straight to Faith's fab digi challenge with this cute mousie hiding behind that yummy bubblegum flavour cupcake!. Thankyou for the brilliant digi images Faith that you give out so generously and this one is clearly for a little boy...don't you think? The set comes with a girl one too and 2 sentiments so I'll make a card with that one soon :)))) A fair few challenges so i hope they all count...Designed 2 Delight, their own Designers #, Paper Shelter 'stitching', Do You Stack Up 'emboss it', Anything 'birthday/celebration', Craft Us Crazy 'anything goes', A Spoonfull of Sugar 'Birthday', Cute card Thursday 'clean & simple' as is Cards For Men, OSAAT 'use a digi', Cupcake Craft 'sew mad' and Craft Your Days Away 2nd entry 'birthdays'. Thanks for taking the time to visit and thankyou for the wonderful comments.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Hi, today I've got Thomas with flowers. I thought I'd show him off today as I'll be away from the computer for the next few days. He's absolutely gorgeous and perfect for 'thankyou's, hello's...infact every occassion and he's a LOTV stamp and for their 'Roses' challenge. Stunning papers which are a freebie pad from Cardmaking & Papercraft designed by Kate Knight 'totally tropical'. I love these vivid, rich colours very Carribean'ish, sentiment is froma stamp from Paper Pretties, found a single paper rose and some card candy to finish. The glamour dust wasn't quite dry when I took the pic but sparkles so well now, coloured with Promarkers..

Challenges entered...LOTV 'roses', Creative Craft 2nd entry 'summertime', as is Stamp Something 2nd entry, Papertake Weekly 2nd entry 'anything goes', Paper Shelter 'flowers, flowers', Crafty Calendar 'hot colours', Cupcake Inspirations is a lovely yummy pic and Birthday Sundaes 'birthday card'. Thankyou for your lovely comments and hope to be back soon with another creation.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Welcome to my blog once again. I couldn't believe Birthday Sundaes were having a blog hop and today was the last day so had to be quick...the theme is 'cakes & cupcakes' and must have the 'birthday' wording somewhere. Thank goodness I'd already coloured some images of cupckaes from Simon says stamps. I use these cupcakes alot to finish off cards that just need a little something sweet!!! Papers are all scraps left from cards, centre focus sentiment is from See D's stamps.

This is an aperture card, I can't remember when i made one of these, it's been so long but I do like them!


I'm entering this into 6 challenges, Come and get it (new one to me) 'anything goes', One Stop Craft 'sentimental', Craft Your Days 'birthdays' and they're celebrating a 1st...Yipppeeeee, Bling It On monthly # 'ABC' mine is Aperture, Birthday, Cupcake and Sir Stampalot monthly # is 'whatever you fancy'. Have a great day!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Hi, this card couldn't wait till tomorrow. It's for Flutter by Wednesdays using their fab sketch rotated clockwise once and ofcourse a special lady had a lovely digi image of a group of fairies that I was looking for...'thankyou' Paulette for your kind freebies! Paper is from Far Far Hill freebie and to me it looks like a magnolia flower but i could be wrong??? Coloured with Promarker, sky blended with pencils. Found some cream large width lace I bought years ago.

There are 10 challenges in all I'm entering this one in namely I Love Promarkers 'things with wings' as is
Little Claire Designs, Kaboodle Doodle'in the garden'...well fairies live at the bottom of the garden or do they? Craft Your Passion 2nd entry 'anything goes' as is For Fun, One Stop Craft 'vintage', Charisma 'bingo, went with, pearls and glitter which is hard to see', Crazy 'sun's out' that's why the fairies are out, Stamp Something 'digi'. Thanks for taking the time to visit and have a happy weekend!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Afternoon all and at last we've got rain!!! It's no surprise how cool it is now, was so unbearable as we don't seem to have the sunny weather long enough to get used to it in the UK, and then we get the long dreary miserable days too after a heatwave but that's life, you've got to take the rough with the smooth , hope that's right ;))). Onto my card for Faith who was so generous to give a voucher last week to choose an image from the fab store. I chose this one that comes with sentiments too but I chose to stamp a friendship on from one of my old See D's. Paper is an old d/load froma papercraft magazine couple of years back.

Entry for 10 challenges...Designed 2 Delight. Faith's own Designers challenge 'buttons, buttons', Sew Many 'anything goes' as are Craft Us Crazy and Crafts & Me, Stamp Something 'summer fun', used the fab sketch from Fetch A Sketch (great & easy), Truly Scrumptious 'butons & bows', Fab N Funky 'friendship' and Creative Craft 'summertime'. Have a great Thursday all!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Evening all! Summer is well and truly here to stay, it's getting so hot and very crafting is all i can do. This is my entry for Lili Of the Valley challenge which is a sketch this week (I'm sure I'll be joining in often now), my image is the lovely 'emma shoes' from 'here come the girls' range and I love them so much and finding them so easy to colour. This is one i bought when I was using my voucher and decided to spend a few pennies on some other images too. She is an adorable illustration depicting just what us girls do...decisions, decisions..which colour shall I go for...flat or heels!!! Fabby paper is from Donna 'thankyou', blooms and butterfly charm from The Works. The pink ribbon has shades running through it, have had it a long time, maybe the sun got to it, not sure but I like it! :))

When opened, the stopper for this type of card is the sentiment from old See D's stamps raised onto foam squares, tiny strip of offcut ribbon attached.

Challenges entered are..Cupcake Craft 'how old', Craft Your Passion 'anything goes', Stamps R Us 2nd entry 'birthday', Simon Says 2nd entry 'shaped card' as are Whoopsie daisy 2nd entry and Lexis Creations 2nd entry, Totally Papercrafts 2nd entry 'bling it up', Creative card Crew 'one foot forward', Little Darlings 'girly',
Bearly Mine 'charm, spots/dots', Papertake Weekly 'anything goes, xtra metal', Dream Valley 'surpise card...sentiment on inside', Allsorts 2nd entry 'free & easy' and One Stop Craft 'vintage' (papers). That is a lot feel free to disqualify if I've mistakenly entered, but I hope you enjoyed visiting today, bye.