Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Afternoon to all in blogland and what a chill there is in the air outside..today is time for the Less is more challenge which I've tried to keep up with and I just couldn't let this one slip by. Lovely sketch there and I've used this fab wooden stamp by Penny Black 4035K Letters & Flowers with a brown ink pad and used it on slightly textured cardstock, very sturdy card that I'd forgotten about, slightly glittered and added a tiny ribbon bow. The sentiment stamp came free with a mag.

So there's 5 challenges..Less is more 'sketch', Penny Black 'floral frenzy', MAWTT 'blooming marvellous', Paperplaytime 'anything goes and they're having a blog hop too! and laslty my 2nd entry for Secret Crafter 'ribbons'. May just enter another simple one, loved this challenge. Stay in the warm if you're cold, bye for now!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hi and a very warm welcome today. I had an idea to make this card for Less is more challenge but I've missed it and was an aperture :( Never mind there's plenty more it will fit..I used an elegant 'flowered heart' digi image freebie from Cardmad fairies blog, printed straight onto my card, carefully cut it out and stuck it down on the inside and decorated it, the front panel was then stamped with sentiment, embossed, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons attached and a friend sentiment layered and put on foam squares, tiny button added on bow.

Lots of challenges entered.. Digi Days card mad Fairies 'ribbons & bows', CES 'check it out', Paper Shelter 'pearls & swirls', Secret Crafter 'ribbon' as is DYSU, One Stop Craft 'stitching', Allsorts 'one or more hearts', Crafty Purple Frog 'show love', Poodles Parlour 'love', Crafty calendar 2nd entry 'buttons, bows', Trimmies is recipe:'digi, buttons & ribbon', OSAAT 'anything goes', Reasonable Ribbon 'valentines day theme', Cupcake Craft 3rd entry 'all you nedd is love' and Stampin for the weekend 'embossing'. Hope you like this one, it's a perfect card to give to someone feeling down or to a best mate who's always there for you! Enjoy a fab Sunday until next time.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Hi, it's the weekend starting, and hopefully a couple of days rest before the next week begins. Well I've had this digi image for a long time from Crafty Sentiments and never tire of using her for little girl cards. Coloured with Promarkers, gorgeous dig i paper from Michele 'thankyou', home made pins, die cuts from Marianne Creatables, sentiment is stamped with a freebie from a mag.

There's 10 challenges entered..Oldie but a goodie 'have a heart' as is Inky Impressions, Little darlings 'polka dots' on the dress and card candy centre, Crafty sentiments 'lace & pins', Creative Inspirations 'anything goes' as is Simon Says 2nd entry, I Love Promarkers 'purple & pink', Promarker 'recycle something..pins', Crafts & me 'pink & sparkly' (got one there but forgot the sparkle..ooops), and Cupcake Craft 2nd entry 'all you need is love'. Thankyou for the kind comments, wishing you all a fab weekend!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Another middle of the week... and today I've got this cute Whoopsi Daisy digi image freebie to show off, she's just made some jam, fabby for people who love making home made condiments, paper is scrap from previous recent cards and from Polka Doodle Sugar Birdies cd and so is that fab sentiment. Heart is from Spellbinders, die cut and embossed, image coloured with Promarkers.

This one is for 5 challenges, Whoopsi daisy 'let's bling it up', Sir stampalot 'monochrome', Cupcake craft 'all you need is love', Simon says 'anything goes' and One Stop Craft 'under the weather'. This one is going to a Post pals child, if you can spare a card and a bit of postage, it's such a worthwhile effort. Thanks for leaving your lovely comments, so much appreciated!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Hi to a bright Monday! Yes it's me...and I'm still shrugging off those nasty bugs and desparately hoping for an end so i can do my crafting in one go. This girly set I'm pleased to say was brilliantly easy using the same Sugar Birdies CD from Polka Doodles (the boy one is under this post and was very well received). This one had to be made up ready to give by hand and love it to bits that I nearly kept it for myself to store kiddy cards in!!! The sentiment is a Penny Black stamped with walnut stain ink.

I just wanted to say i've had some trouble leaving comments at some blogs, not sure why but the blogs that open the tiny comment box are fine, so I wonder what it could be... my fave blogs where i usually like to leave some love may wonder why i've stopped but to reassure those lovely crafters i hope it is blogger to blame not me that's forgotten how to do things with my computer, oh well!
There are many challenges...CES 'anything but a card' as are Little Claires and Incy wincy, Hooked on craft 'something bright', Scrappy Frogs 'lace', Dream valley 'animals', Stamptacular sunday 'seeing spots', Crazy 4 'child's card', Crafty Calendar 'new news, buttons & bows'... new thing i've started to do is line my envelopes!!! Papertake weekly, Craft Your passion 'bingo colours..pink, red and brown', MAWTT 'things with wings'. Hoping that 2012 has started well for everyone, we're at the end of January already, that was quick!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Morning and a big hi to all. It's been a long time since i posted anything, reason being we are still recovering from these never ending colds. Hopefully they'll all go away after they've toughened up the old immune systems!!! So, my project is a gift box with matching card using Polka Doodle Sugar Birdies CD...fantastic cd, absolutely all sorted out for a present. Everything is precoloured from there, just used the Penny Black sentiment stamp and some matching blue ric rac which I've had a long time not used. After alot of sniffles and tissue boxes used up, all finished, this will be hand given to a little fella well stocked with birthday cards and a few treats.

I've missed some challenges so to catch up there's several...Creative craft 'blue', Incy Wincy 'bold & bright', Stamp and create 'anything goes' as are Anything, Crafty Purple Frog, sew Many and Secret Crafter, Craft Your Passion 'in the bag/box', Stamps r Us 'kidding around', Hooked on craft 'try sometning new..box', Partytime Tuesdays, Truly Scrumptious 'something forgotten..ric rac', My Mums craft 'fave colour combo..lime and blue', Crafty catz 'somehting new', Stampin for the weekend 'out with the old..ric rac', Alphabet 'you can choose', Crazy 4 'mono in the blues'. Pheweeee that's alot, hoping to make a girl version box soon, take care all!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Hi again for another posting. This is the same stamp as used on my previous card (see post below) except it's coloured with Promarkers, digi paper from Nikky's Polka Doodles, bit of recycled black ribbon and there we have it!

So another 10 challenges I'm entering some of them 2nd entries...Simon Says, CES, Crafty Ribbons, Papertake Weekly, Fab n Funky, Cute card Thursday, My mums craft shop. Dream Valley 'anything goes', Cards For Men 'recycling...ribbon bits', Pile it on 'manly cards'. Wishing you all a fab evening, thanks for all your visits too.

Good afternoon to all this fine Sunday. It seems a while since I posted a creation...the new year has brought all the bugs and viruses in our household and it seems everyone is unwell...but i managed to make this one using some New free stamps that came from Papercraft Inspirations issue 95 'country companions'. Really nice set of stamps although I had a bit of trouble getting them off the acetate, evrything stamped straight onto the card is from the set, coloured and blended with Koh i noor pencils, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, lovely heart charm from the fantastic Emma ( won a voucher to spend there from their challenge blog and found some brilliant products, many thanks).

There are 10 challenges... CES 'anything goes' as is Stamps r us, Sweet stampin 'new beginning' (maybe a new friendship) as are Bling it on, Crafty Catz, Cute Card Thursday, Crafty Ribbons who are having a blog hop too, For Fun and My Mums Craft shop, Flutterby Wednesdays is an open theme as long as there is an fairy, butterfly etc. I hope all is well in blogland (the land of all crafters), back in a bit with another!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Good afternoon. Today I've made a rather simple card using a new d/load paper from Anice and cut out the letters. The floral curved frame is a new stamp set that came free with a mag, coloured it with Promarkers, i wanted to put some glamour dust on the flowers but I've mislaid the tub, will sprinkle some on when i find it! So all in all, cutting, sticking and a little bit of stamping. Hope you find time to say thankyou for all those lovely pressies over the festive season too.

There are 10 challenges I'm entering...Get Funky & Craft 'thankyou' as is Promarker, Creative Inspirations, Stampin for the weekend 'anything goes' as are Crafts & ME 3rd final entry, Charisma 2nd entry, Inky Impressions and Papertake Weekly. Simon says 'something new' as is Fab n Funky. Enjoy a fab rest of the day and many thanks to my regular friends who take the time to leave nice comments.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year and a very good evening to all! The weather to the start of this brand new year is very treacherous at the moment with gale force winds, i do hope they die down soon. Onto my creation today is using a fab new digi image from Ladybugs Crafts Ink 'love and marriage' bench image ( i won the whole shebang on the blog hop release last year , yippeeee...thanks so much!!!) Paper is a freebie d/load from Jak, some old sparkly ribbon from a christmas cake, cream lace from stash, stamped heart with sentiment from Paper Pretties set ( love it)... I cut out the middle, image coloured with Promarkers and I just noticed a couple of black dot remnants on the male hunk!!!

This one is for 10 challenges...Ladybug Crafts Ink 'anything goes plus new stash', Charisma 'anything goes', Crafty sentiments 'love & marriage', Paper Shelter 'tie a bow', Digistamps 4 joy 'new & old', Creative Craft 'resolutions...to share out more love', Pretty Little ribbon 'my valentine', OSAAT 'use a digi', Ribbon Girls 'red, black, cream', Rainbow Ladys 2nd entry 'your choice'. Many thanks for visiting and i hope this year is going to bring everyone much happiness and success!