Monday, 31 October 2011

Hi again, this creation is made with all digi's! Backing paper is from Donna, haunted house from Spyders Corner but unfortunately i can't credit her as it seems the blog no longer exists :( i hope that it isn't true...) the pumpkin and the tag with a black cat onit is from the very generous Marion who very kindly gives a way digi's 'thankyou'. Made some little bats which are attached to some strong strips of acetate. Those of you visit regularly will remember i had a mishap with another creation, the printer running lines here we are again with the problem resolved with my white sakura pen, coloured with promarkers.

This one is for 9 challenges mainly halloween themed...Secret Crafter, Paperplay, For Fun, My mums craft shop, Creative Inspirations, Scrappy frogs 'something that flies', Totally stampalicious, Paper Playtime 'anything goes...past/present' and new one to me Hooked On Craft. Thanks for leaving such wonderful comments and have a safe Halloween!
Good afternoon all. I've managed to make 2 creations today, one will come up after this one...but on here is ' and my dog' from LOTV, super super image and I'm fast approaching to making these my 'first choice' in the stamps I'm picking up to stamp with...fabby papers from old Kaboodle Doodle d/loads, strip across is scrap from Summer Driggs d/loads, various stamped sentiments from Elzybells, See D's and freebie from mag.Coloured with Promarkers, added some glamour dust to Milly's hair, found a brad in bottom draw, old charm from my daughters old trousers. Lots of layering going on here which is unlike me and I'm keeping this one for extra special person in my stash box and also it's a very large card i can give by hand!

Challenges entered are 10...they are LOTV 'fab sketch by Bev', Charisma 2nd entry 'anything goes' as are Simon Says 3rd entry, Come and get it and Sweet Stampin, Paper Pretties 'emebellish', I Love Promarkers 'tags', Promarker 'child', Totally Papercrafts 'glitter it' and Crafty Pad 'friendship'. Thanks for all the lovely comments, back in a bit.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Happy Saturday all! It's a creation from House Mouse called Finding Friendship JR 1070 today. Love this cute image, the gruffie bear looks like he's reminding the little squirrel of his special day doesn't he? Stamped with walnut stain disitress ink, used some recent d/load autumnal paper from Funky Hand and an old scrap strip from another card recycled. Coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils, found some twine and a large button for embellishments.

Challenges entered are 10...House Mouse 'fall/autumn' as is Crafty Creations, new challenge to me Priscilla Styles Midnight Madness (used one of their fab sketchs), Trimmies colour palette, Sew Many 'bakcground papers at least 2', Digital Tuesday 'buttons & twine', Cards For Men 'animals', Simon Says 2nd entry, Inky Impressions 2nd entry, and Charisma 'anything goes'. Thanks for all your lovely visits, bye.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Hi all! Normally Thursday is Faith's digi challenge day for me but this week the challenge has been extended so I'll post that creation within the next week... lovely is my 2nd creation for the Sugar bowl challenge using Leann ellis 'mermaid' stamp. Kids love mermaids don't they especially little girls. Gorgeous freebie d/load paper from the lovely Donna, corner stamp is by Stempelglede, sentiment from See D's stamps. Coloured with Promarkers, used some leaf dies from Marianne Creatables comes with 2 flower ones too! Made my own flower with a piece of ribbon and added a charm.

Onto the challenges...Sugar Bowl used their fab sketch 2nd entry, Crafts & Me 'winter blues', Crafty Ribbons 'bingo...punch/dies, flower, ribbon', Cupcake Craft 'denim & lace', Promarker 'child', Crafty Catz 'birthday', Paper Shelter 'anything goes' as are Inky Impressions and Simon Says, Marianne Design Divas 'dies'. Thanks for visitng.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Afternoon. Hi...hope you're all well. We've got rain after the dry blustery spell yesterday and yes the gardens could do with it. So onto my card which is for a couple of challenges I've missed out on recently. This stamp image is from Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis design' mermaid' stamped straight onto card as is the sentiment and a few flourishes, coloured with Promarkers, litle bit of glamour dust and finished off with a heart gem.

This card is for 5 challenges namely Simply Less is Moore 'polka dots' (hope the embossing counts if not feel free to disqualify), Sugar Bowl which is a fab sketch, Crazy 4 'one layer cas', One Stop Craft ' no DP' as is Crafty Sentiments. Wow I almost feel it's a short post today, i'll make up for it tomorrow!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Happy beginning of the week all! Today I've gone with Emma's digi witch with Faith's frame tag and pumpkins...i fiddled about and came up with is,she lloks as if she's standing in the distance doesn't she, used some odds and ends of scraps from d/loads, Marianne Creatabbles dies for flower and leaves. Coloured with Promarkers.

There's so many Halloween themed challenges out in blogland so this may be my last card on that theme. Di's Digi Designs, Craft Your days, Sweet Stampin, Allsorts, Stampin for the weekend, Papertake Weekly 3rd entry, Crafty Calendar 3rd entry, Partytime Tuesdays 2nd entry, Crafty Pad, Cupcake Inspirations, Pollycraft, Incy Wincy, Jelly Park 'costume' and Crazy 'scary ladies and to use their sketch which i rotated once clockwise'. So there we have it ...feel free to delete any entry which doesn't qualify but i do try to go over blogs that may have any changes....very time consuming. Nights are drawing in quicker but the temperature is very very mild for this time of year...yesterday we had very warm wind...confusing for us, confusing for nature too! Thankyou for all your generous visits.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Happy Saturday! I thought of getting another boy creation in for some challenges mainly 2nd entries. Used a fab runner up win from The Poodles Parlour 'thankyou!', 'digi by Saffie from The Digi garden' called Chester with christmas star but i think he'll do very nicely for autumn too, cute image and wonderful to colour in with Promarkers, fantastic papers from Anice over at Funky Hand ( I think i should have entered this one into their're only allowed to enter once in that one i think, never mind), distressed the papers with my sewing machine unpicker, made a wooden looking post out of recycled card from the grocers, used this fab stamp sentiment that i use alot now from Personal Impressions, ric-rac from the market.

There are 10 challenges in all...2nd entries for 3 The Paper shelter 'harvest colours', Reasonable Ribbon 'fruit 4 fall', Poodles Parlour 'spooky' ( the cobweb embossing is about the only closest thing on here I'm afraid:(, Incy wincy 'recycle' from the grocers, Promarker 'stars' only one I'm afraid will it do?, I Love Promarkers 'cute', Pixie dust Studio 'birthday', Charisma 'embossing', Fab n Funky 'torn/distressed', Secret Crafter 'wrap up warm'. Hoping to get another halloween creation in, enjoy a fab saturday and the rest of the weekend, bye.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Hi and a fab digi image in this pretty frame is what I've to show you. Thankyou Faith, i've sort of made it into a 'shaped card', fantastic paper from Anice over at Funky hand (many thanks), coloured with Promarkers,added some stamped spiders to give it a spooky feeling. I firmly believe 'you reap what you sow''s a fab time this time of year to gather up your hard work and store it away or in my case eat it straight away!!! Little sentiment in the corner from Elzybells.

Challenges entered are Designed 2 Delight, Get Funky & craft 'autumn' as are Paper shelter, Stampin for the Weekend, Reasonable Ribbon 'fun 4 fall', CES, Wags n whiskers, Trimmies, Stamps r us 'natures gifts', Paper play 'use black', OSAAT 'shaped card', and Papertake Weekly 2nd entry 'spooky' (spiders)! Thanks for leaving wonderful comments, have a great rest of Thursday.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

I'm here again for my second post today, wonderful free digi image from Nutcrafters, fabby free papers from Donna, scrap of dotty ribbon from old card recycled, coloured with Promarkers.

There are soo many challenges for Halloween out there and these are they...Nutcrafters, Digital Tuesday, Party time Tuesdays, Creative card Crew, Papertake weekly, Totally stampalicious, Crazy, Dream Valley, Cupcake Inspirations, One Stop craft, ABC 'b for boo', Poodles Parlour, Inky Impressions, DYSU 2nd entry and Crafty Calendar 2nd entry. Thankyou for all your visits, until next time, bye.
Hi and welcome. Hope everyone is okay in blogland...I'm here but had to take time out for the last 6 days for much needed attention to the house. Yes it's a fact of life now in my household when i start crafting 'no chores get done' and i do like my house to look decent and the 'domestic goddess' comes out now and then...but really you've come to see what i made ;)))) It's a card using a new stamped image from Nutcrafters set 'pink frosting', 3d'd the top part of the cupcake, used some leftover digi papers from Funky hand, old stamp sentiment, coloured with Promarkers, fabby ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Challenges entered are 9... Paperplay 'cupcake', Crafty Purple frog 'thankyou' (this card with one of those large intrend cupcakes would be lovely...don't you think), Trimmies is a recipe '1 ribbon, 2 shapes...square and rectangle, glitter', Charisma 2nd entry 'stitches', Crafty Ribbons 2nd entry 'ribbon & lace', Bunny Zoes 2nd entry 'lace', used the fab sketch from Sketch & stash, Stamptacular Sunday 'you choose' and Do it with digis 'spots & stripes'. Hoping to be back with another!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Welcome again... this creation is using Faith's fab 'Hope' image ,wonderful drawings, just love the Cancer awareness ribbon, how it's incorporated into the butterflies middles. Come with a complete set with the 'hope' sentiment. thankyou faith so much, this will come in handy for any occasion cards not just Breast Cancer awareness month of October. Coloured with Promarkers, scraps of d/load paper used, 3 small black dots on the empty white space (saw this on Create & Craft i think it was but don't know which presenter it was). Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Challenges entered are...Designed 2 Delight, DYSU 'use yourscraps' as is Flutter by Wednesdays, Digi stamps 4 joy 'think pink', Crafty Ribbons fortnightly # 'ribbon & lace', Jelly Park 2nd and final entry 'pink & ribbon', Craft Your Passion 'card for all occasions' and Bunny Zoes monthly # 'lace'. Thanks for your visits and wonderful comments, they are all so appreciated!!!
Another fine day. It's been a clear dry day...enough to gather up the plant pots for next year from the back garden. Today i've made a card for the Wild Rose studio challenge who are having a blog hop to celebrate their newest release. Fabby i do love hops!!!i used their own Milton stamp, papers are from Funky Hand d/loads and it's also for their monthly challenge. Hope you like this one...had to chop off the top corners with decorative scissors as they had been bent and creased by something heavy on the pack of blanks, but i think i got a use out of it now!

So the challenges entered are... Wild Rose Studio, Get Funky and craft, Promarkers 'animal criiters...hope a bear counts?', Totally papercrafts 'animals', Stamp and Create 'banner,flags, bunting', Charisma 'stitches', ABC Christmas 'u for unused stash (card blank), Bah Humbug 'glitter & glitz' and Allsorts 'bears'. There's another creation coming up next.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Morning! Thankyou to the 3 new followers for choosing to follow my blog, i do hope you like my creations and i can show something a little different here. I've done an early post today to show you a fantastic image from Emma who has very kindly given away a little digi witch, gorgeous to colour in. Emma is starting up her own design studio and you can snag this image from her fab blog and wish her luck too! The orange and purple strip is from Donna's freebie papers, the spooky eyes and post sentiment from the creative Cottage which is no more, coloured with Promarkers, stamped corner sentiment and charm from my daughters belt accessories, and I've used my win again from (the fence punch from Creative card CRew...many thanks).

Challenges entered are several...Simon says 'halloween/goth', Trimmies 'bright colours', rainbow Ladys 'misty monnlight', Come and get it 'orange,black & purple', Reasonable ribbon 'halloween' as are Cupcake craft, Cupcake inspirations, Paper pretties, Creative card Crew, Everybody Art. Stamptacular sunday 'distressing' as is Truly scrumptious, Pixie cottage 'dark & spooky', Sweet stampin 'stitching' and OSAAT 'anything goes'. Many thanks for your lovely comments, bye.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Good evening to you all! I had this card made a couple of days ago but the weather changes seem to have that 'ill feeling effect on me' but never mind...i think i've missed the challenges it was intended for and i'll still enter for a few. Created my own template to fit in an A6 enevelope so it's fairly small but I've managed to fit all the elements i wanted on there. This beautiful image is part of a lovely set from Nutcrafters called 'pink frosting' (won on their fab blog, many thanks!' The large cupcake, cherry and sentiment is part of the set too and there's lots more still. Coloured with Promarkers, old digi papers from Kaboodle Doodles (love these and used so many times on my past projects), gingham ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, flowers from Marianne Die cuts, leaves too, card candy for the middles. Paper piecing on the large cupcake and strips of strong acetate to create that floating effect.

Challenges entered are...Nutcrafters 'pink theme', as are most I'm entering today, Jelly Park 'pink & ribbon', Cute Cute Thursday 'time for cake', Inky Impression 'breast cancer/ monochrme', Pretty little Ribbon 2nd entry 'anything goes', Crazy 'pink as are Incy Wincy, Lexis creations, Party time tuesdays 'breast awareness', Simon Says 'sparkle & bling', Papertake Weekly 3rd entry. Some new ones to me are Celebrate the occasion, Touched By a butterfly and My sheri crafts. Hope that your Sunday is going well, it's flown by.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Hi again...there's a story with a bit of a mishap behind this card...I made it yesterday using the fab papers from Polka doodles cd sprinkles of kraft, same paper from the same printed off sheet remnants...everything was made up, went to photograph it, looked once at the pics and then a second and third time only for them all to reveal a lilac line running across several times, wasn't evident to my naked eyes or maybe i need specs. These fab digi cameras show it all!!! So since yesterday i've been pondering away, shall i scrap the whole thing, replace the backing paper by taking off and bending all the little, no, no...get the white sakura pen and draw in a wiggly line over the nasty print lines. There we have it!!!

I used my new Martha Stewart fence punch (prize from Simon Says Stamp from the Creative Card Crew win...'many thanks'), brown is from my grocers from the 'banana box', image is ofcourse LOTV w/coloured, some glamour dust added, couple of stamped sentiments, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, love these thin gingham ones.

Challenges are 10...Ideas to inspire 'world cardmaking challenge' 2nd entry, Ces 2nd entry 'pretty girls', Papertake Weekly 2nd entry 'anything goes...punches', Party time Tuesdays 2nd entry 'show us your shapes', Birthday sundaes 'ribbon', My Mums Craft shop 'all creatures great & small', Anything 'die cuts & punches' as is Fab n Funky, Simon says 'sparkle & bling, Creative Inspirations 'friendship'. Thankyou for your lovely comments.
Hi to a chilly cold afternoon but the sun is still shining so all is not lost. I just noticed there's another follower joining 'welcome no. 136' will go to have a look who it is after! My digi image from Faith is 'patches the ghost', super fun image...coloured with my Koh-i-noor pencils and blended after, orange distressed look paper from Donna 'thankyou', strip at the bottom from another scrap paper, stamped a tiny sentiment in the corner and also some pumpkins with Studio g mini stamps.

So the challenges are 10... Designed 2 delight, their Saturday challenge too, Paper Shelter 'halloween', Truly Scrumptious 'distressing', Crafty Calendar are celebrating their 2nd Birthday 'happy birthday to you!', Paper Play 'autumnal colours', used the fab sketch from Fetch a sketch, Cupcake Inspirations have a yummy cake pic or inspiration, Charisma 'black & orange' and Crafts & Me 'use a digi'. There's another creation coming up soon, thankyou so much for your visit.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Another age card for my stash box. Hi the last card i made using this LOTV 'emma shoes' was so well received that i made another one but this time a 21st! I love her trying on the variety of shoes and its so 'us' females isn't it...coloured with Promarkers and glamour dusted, paper from the lovely and generous Donna (bearly mine), various marianne die cuts and hand punches used here.

I really wanted to get my entry in for the Ideas To Inspire LOTV blog...they're having a World Cardmaking Day challenge with anything you can come up with using their own images so i made this one especially for them. But then ofcourse knowing me this one fits several others too...ofcourse the LOTV 'button it', Pretty Little Ribbon 'anything goes' as is Craft Your Passion plus ribbon, paper Shelter 'for the girls', Sweet Stampin 'lilac & lace', CES 'totally gorgeous pretty girls', Allsorts '5 flowers', Crafty Sentiments 'pearls, pins & flowers', Creative card Crew 'easel' 2nd entry, Party time Tuesdays 'show us your shapes', Anything 'die cuts/punches or both',
Simon Says 3rd entry and guess what I'm sure they made their pleased for them!!! Last but not least Paper take Weekly is 4 this week...what an exciting time for the team who I'm sure work really hard week in and week out so 'Happy Birthday Papertake Weekly!' and here's to another 4, I shall be hopping soon. Thankyou for the lovely comments left here, bye.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Hi it's already October and we're in a bit of a daze with the weather and what it's doing at the moment. Again we've had the most gorgeous summery hot day, wonderful if your a heat/sun I'd rather stay in the cool! I've got a little card to show you that I made for my stash box...i often get someone in the family asking for a 'number' card. This is a gorgeous digi image from Polka Doodles CD Sprinkles of Kraft (think that's what it's called) coloured with Promarkers, 2 digi papers and the numbers from there too, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, i cut out individual flowers then popped onto small foam square for dimension, the numbers are on strips of acetate and they wobble!!!

Inside...stamped sentiment from American crafts and few small cut out flowers in the lower corner.

Challenges are 10...Polka Doodles 'birthday ages', sketch from papertake Weekly, Poodles Parlour 'birthdays, buttons/brads', Alphabet r for recipe...1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers, Stampin for the weekend 'cute', Crafty catz 'things with wings', Cute Card Thursday 'animal crackers', OSAAT 'use a digi, Simon says 2nd entry 'anything goes' and ABC are back :))) 'anything goes'...couldn't find if you can combine for their challenges or not. So there we have it. I really want to enter for LOTV challenge, exciting things happening over there. Hope to get my enry in, bye.