Thursday, 29 September 2011

Another glorious day! Wow...the temperature has really gone up today and you can feel, hot, hot. To my card for today it's another of Faith's fab digi images. If you not been over to Designed 2 Delight then you've been missing the progressive challenge blog which means you get a freebie image each week to play in the next week and you get to keep the images. Faith is very generous with her images and they mostly come with super sentiments in lovely fonts. Go and have a try, it's very addictive. Digi is called 'autumn mums' and comes with the sentiment which I've placed on it separately, coloured with Promarkers, used some recycled card, branch and flower die cut from Marianne Creatables, stamped a border with stitch detail in walnut stain distress ink and stamped with an old Elzybells sentiment from the Fervour set.

Challenges are a lot...Designed 2 delight, their Saturday challenge which is 'use at least 2 dies',Inky Impressions'die cuts/punches', Simon says 'anything goes with option of brads', Crafty Pad 'stitching', CES 'recycle - corrugated card', Truly scrumptious 'clean & simple' as are Allsorts 3rd and final entry and Alphabet 3rd entry, Paper play 'white & 1 other...mine is brown', Rainbow Ladys 'autumn/fall' as are Little darlings and Crafty Catz, Digistamps 4 Joy 2nd entry 'anything goes' and Marianne Design Divas 2nd entry 'bloom & grow'. Thankyou for the lovely comments, bye for now.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Morning all and what a very ggooooood morning it is!!! It feels like 30 degrees celsius already...we are definitely having a heat wave and not a single cloud in the sky. I couldn't resist but make another card for Less Is More challenge blog using their easy sketch. Image is a stamp from Pink Gem Designs called Autumn Max (an old one now) coloured with promarkers and experimenting with layering colours ontop of each other. Sentiment is also a stamp but there was a 'happy accident' so the result was to put some grass and conkers there. hope you like and I'm entering into 5 in total mainly 2nd entries. Less Is Moore, Allsorts 'clean & simple' as are Alphabet and Crafty Creations. Oldie but a Goodie 'one for the boys'. Have a brilliant day and enjoy the sun if you're in my part of the world!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Hi and a warm welcome to you all and especially my new follower 'thankyou for choosing to follow my blog'. Today I've got an easel card i keep meaning to make for a while now...not sure what these type are called...and I'm ashamed to say the digi image was d/loaded recently and i forgot to put the name of the blog and now when i returned to my fave blogs can't find it :( would love to credit the person so if anyone does know I'll amend and put the details in. The papers used are from the genreous Donna (bearly mine) and so perfect for my little offering today, the left panel is a digi sentiment from one of my fave blogs which is sadly no more The Creative Cottage, and I stamped with a clear ink pad with mini Studio G stamps and afterwards dusted off with some orange chalks, bright orange ribbon from the market some years ago stapled on, used my mini star punch, embossing folder for web design dusted off with glamour dust, image coloured with Promarkers.

Matching treats bag

Together they make a neat gift and i shall be giving it to a little girl this weekend. The challenges are several...Simon says 2nd entry 'punches & dies', Anything challenge is 'anything goes at anything', as are Sweet stampin, Paper Shelter and Party Time Tuesdays, Paper Play Time 'halloween' as are Reasonable Ribbon 'autumn' and Crazy 4, Crazy '3 colours...mine are black, orange and purple', Incy Wincy 'fancy folds', OSAAT 'favourites...embossing folders', Bearly Mine 3 x dp's...2 you can see the other one is the pumpkin on the stopper stamped onto orange dotty paper, and lots of easel card challenges Come and Get it, One Stop Craft and Creative card Crew. That's all for now, weather seems to be warming into a mini heatwave..feels like summer again...for a few days.

Edited to add: Found the image today 15/10/'s from Suze at Stamp In Style called 'cat & mouse halloween pals'.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Birthday dreams do come true...especially if you're like this cute mousie dreaming after a belly full of sweetness! Love this image and has been well received by several of my was part of a win from last years House Mouse celebrations but guess what they're having another one right at this moment and i wanted to enter to say I've not forgotten them and their scrummy yummy blog. It's been a while and every time i want to enter I've missed it and then forget to enter the next one...really no excuse since it's a fortnightly challenge. So this stamp is part of the HM 'Cake' sheet, sentiment is from Penny Black, coloured with my negelected Koh-i-noor pencils and blended after, bit of glamour dust for the icing, faux stitch border to bring everything together on this card.

This is for only 5 challenges most importantly House Mouse 'birthday', Less is Moore Sketch(I've been wanting to enter for a while so here it goes), Alphabet and Allsorts 'clean & simple' and Craft Your Days 'pink, brown & blue'. Hope you're enjoying the weekend, i'm off to take part in the HM hop to see some talented creations!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Hello all, I'm back...didn't really go anywhere but just not had much time for crafting and I thought about how this digi would brighten anyone's day called 'happiness blooms' from Faith. Lovely papers from a Polka Doodles win from Nikky. Used some Marianne Creatables die cuts...absolutely love these, and leaves don't always have to be green do they? You'll find out further down why they are.

I do miss blogland when I've not got anything new made to put on here but i managed to enter a few candies and relaunches ( see side bar) and generally had a good visit round my fave blogs during the past week.

Challenges i found are many... Simon Says 'dies to die for', Creative Craft 'buttons & bling', Marianne Design Divas 'bloom & grow ie. Flowers', Pixie Cottage 'buttons, brads & bows', Wags n Whiskers 'lace', fab sketch from Come and get it, Dream Valley 'buttons', Bearly Mine 'button it up', Desigens 2 delight, Totally Papercrafts 'clean and simple', Birthday Sundaes 'belated', OSAAT 'punch it', Sweet stampin 'flowers with option of sketch', Stampin for the Weekend 'tickled pink' hence the leaves being pink too! Pretty Little ribbon 'monochrome' as is Party Time Tuesdays, Paper Shelter 'anything goes' as is Digi stamps 4 Joy and Stamps R Us 'birthday'. Sooo many there, hoping to get back to some other challenges soon, bye.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Evening it's thursday and ofcourse it's the day when i show you a creation from Faith. Lovely Autumnal digi image and for a change I used it ona bookmark, paper from Far Far Hill, ticket sentiment from here, gems for middle of flowers, bit of ric-rac, brown grosgrain ribbon to finish. I thought this would be nice to give with a book token or even a book itself.

So lots of challenges to be entered but before I forget must sya welcome to my latest follower 'thankyou for joining'. Challenges entered...Designed 2 delight, Lexis creations 'autumn' as are Digi Stamps 4 Joy 2nd entry, Come and get it challenges 'red, brown,orange', Craft Your passion 'use the F word...fall, flowers',
Do It With digis 'add flower', Crafty Catz 'ribbon', Party Time Tuesdays 'ribbon, trims, fibres', Incy Wincy 'bookmark', used the fab sketch from Fetch a Sketch and Cute Card Thursday is 'anything goes', and Crazy 4 'orange, green, yelow, brown'. Thanks for taking a peek at my blog, bye.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Nearly a week and no post. Hi all...things take priority in life but I've managed to make this card up just as i imagined in my little head. Used up some old scraps of card, acetate, sea-side stamps from i believe High Hopes, 'relax' from crafters companion Popcorn set and the rest of sentiment from American crafts stamps. The stripey huts are from d/load from Funky Hand. I want so much to take part in their challenges but by the time i get round to it i've just either got to be mega quick or just missed it. Never mind the funky sentiment on the outside is from there too!


The black is suppose to represent a rock of some sort...challenges are 10...Get Funky And Craft,
Crafty Sentiments 'spots and stripes', Crazy 'birthdays', OSAAt 'anything goes' as are Stamp Something ( which is their very last challenge ;(((((, i loved their blog!, Di's Digi Designs very 1st challenge, Simon says 'song/film inspired' as is Secret Crafter and my song is 'Oh I do like to be beside the sea-side, I do like to be the sea', Digital Tuesday 'celebrate the season...i know we're croosing over to Autumn...hope it still counts', Polka Doodle 'scene'.
Hope you have a lovely evening, bye!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Hi, hope all is well in blogland. I've got this wonderful digi image from Faith to show you...really nice for all those autumnal cards and it is really a Halloween image with several sentiments too but i needed to make a card to a little friend at Postpals who is need of some cheering up :)))) Stripey paper is from Shabby Princess d/loads and the leafy design from Pink lots of layering which is not really me. I like to make quickish cards but now and again i will go for these type too! Sewntiment are some alphabet stamps and charm from my daughters old trouser belt. Coloured with Promarkers.

Challenges entered are 10... Designed 2 Delight, My Mums craft shop 'layer iit up', sketch from Paper Pretties, I Love Promarkers 'metal embellishments', Stamps R us 'friendship', Poodles Parlour 'animal inspired',
Stamp somehting 'digi', Polka Doodles 'autumn leaves' as are Craft Us Crazy 'fave embellies...charms', and
Digi stamps 4 joy. Bye for now.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Very good evening to all. The weather is changing quite rapidly with the leaves falling off the trees and gathering in any corner of the garden. Love it when the wind forms a nice pile for me to collect and bag up. Now onto my card which has this gorgeous Snowman Digi image from a new challenge blog i found called Jelly Park. Just a gentle stroke with Promarkers, very minimal colouring here but i hope my embellishments make up for it. Hand cut shape from a template, papers from long ago from QVC cut down for this card, lots of punches and dies used here...MS Doily Lace, X Cut snowflake, Marianne Dies Creatables flower and leaf, the seam binding is from Crafty Ribbons ( a part of a previous challenge item from them), sentiment from the computer and Card candy from QVC for the middles.

Onto the 10 challenges I'm entering... first of all Crafty Ribbons have their very own challenge blog now and first one is 'festive cheer', Cute card Thursday 'pinch & punch, at least one punch', Crafty Creations 'dies & punches, use 3 or more', My Mum's craft Shop '1,2,3...1 image, 2 papers backing and the snowflakes punched out, 3 flowery embellishments', Cupcake Craft 'patchwork quilt', Jelly Park 'dies & punches', Winter Wonderland 'friends...this one will be going to my bestest school mate abroad', Stampin For the Weekend 'holidays...does christmas count? For Fun is 'christmas' and last but not least of all my 2nd entry for The Stamp-tember Simon says 'anything goes'. That's all for now, thankyou for taking the time to visit.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Happy Thursday! Today I found this digi image from Crafty Sentiments which was given away as a freebie at one time called 'pat sitting by the water', and is for their own challenge...they're having a new release with a blog hop too. Yippeeee, i love hops. Talking about hops Simon says challenges blog are having their very own Stamp-tember yearly started last year and i joined in then and i shall be joining in again this time round. So there are many exciting things happening in blogland and this card just says it all. Paper used here is from Kate Knight from the summer tropical pad given away with a mag, wonderful 'loud' colours in here, image coloured with Promarkers, sentiment from the lovely Paulette, made my own flowers by using 2 punches and adding a gem for the middles and leaf die cut by Marianne creatables.

Challenges entered are 10... Crafty SEntiments 'ribbon & bow', Simon Says 'anything goes' as are Charisma, Paper Shelter, I Love Promarkers, Promarker #. Used the fab sketch from Trimmies, MAWTT is 'handmade flowers' as is Paper Play, and Crafty Calendar monthly challenge is 'hot colours'. Hope you're enjoying a wonderful it feels like a mini heatwave at the moment after somewhat much cooler days and some toe dipping in cold water just maybe the order of the day. Many thanks for your visit today.