Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Welcome to all, I've made this small card from the back of a christmas card (pic below). I couldn't throw it away as it was clean white textured card of a good weight. Used these cute meeces from PB 'hugs' sheet with the sentiment, gave the daisy some spots, coloured with Promarkers. The top corner was a little crumpled so i gave it a fancy feature!

So only a few challenges..Less is more 'don't scrap it', Penny Black & more 3rd entry 'bingo..yellow, white & black', Allsorts 3rd entry and Simon Says 'anything goes'. Thanks for the kind comments they're always appreciated.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Hello crafters, welcome to another dose of my creations.. would you believe it...I only just won some wonderful Bugaboo images last week from Come and get it challenge blog 'many thanks' and I've loved colouring 'JJ Tequila & shoes' (comes complete with sentiment) with Promarkers, papers from Nikky's Double Sprinkles of Kraft, used MS doily lace punch, top sentiment is an old See D's stamp, used a die cut as base of flower, attached the paper flower, added a bit of scrap ribbon and a silver heart charm, some sheer ribbon and pearls to finish. This card is for a dear friend who doesn't get to party much due to her own business commitments, a very cheerful person who always brightens the dullest of days and is so much appreciated!!! I hope she lets her hair down on her birthday, she deserves it so much.

Challenges I'm entering are...Catch a Bug 'hearts, pearls & lace', followed sketch from Incy Wincy, Kaboodle Doodles 'shades of purple', Party Time 'anything goes', 2nd entry for Crazy as is Allsorts, Bunny Zoes monthly 'celebrtaion', Paper Shelter 'add a sentiment', Creative card Crew 'humour' and 2nd entry Little Darlings 'pearls'. Have a pleasant evening all!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Good day to all! My creation is using some recycled brown card (very sturdy) from my grocers, i love using this as base card as it usually is in very good condition and far too good to throw away...using these friendly meeces from Penny Black 'hugs' stamp sheet stamped with walnut stain distress ink, coloured with Promarkers, but you can hardly see it :( green paper from Michelle Coleman 'wild sorbet' free d/load but the link isn't there anymore, blue is Polka Doodle scrap, doily from a pack from a pound store which i forgot about until a clear out at the weekend. Flowers made from CC Designs Phlox dies. Oooh the sentiment is HM Birthdays, cake stamp sheet.

Challenges entered are PB Friends 'sketch', PB and More 'bingo..kraft,green,blue', Allsorts 'anything goes' as is Crazy, One Stop Craft 'colour on kraft', Craft Your days 'paper piecing', Love to create 'stitching', Stampin for the weekend 'bingo..ribbon, lace, die cuts', Papertake 2nd entry, Cute card Thursday 2nd, MAWTT 2nd and Crafts and me 2nd. I think i may just make another with this gorgeous green to use it up. Happy crafting!

Friday, 24 February 2012

It's Friday everyone so I hope there is plenty of restful crafting ahead! I have a jumper which still needs finishing, everytime I see the bag I somehow edge a little closer to my craft table...does it sound like I'm avoiding picking up my knitting needles.....mmm...maybe, but it will have to be made up as promised before the gardening season starts as I do like to rummage around the garden with pots and plants. So with my card..does she look like there's been a proposal by this lovely lady and the handsome chap has at last said 'yes', well you know it's a leap year and the woman gets to ask the man for a hand in marriage!!! To me it doesn't make sense but chappies be aware 'you can't stall the big day forever'. Digi image is from the Ladybug Craft Ink, gorgeous drawings and I will slowly make my way round to using each one in the fab set (they're having a blog hop too), I've created a background around the images, used a tree stamp (free with a mag) and doodled my own fence, coloured with Promarkers, digi papers from Polka Doodle and Kaboodle Doodle old papers, kraft is from the wrapping of a present, found an epoxy heart, sentiment from Paper Pretties set, 3 charms on a piece of ribbon..key and horse shoe from Crafty Emma's, heart part of an old candy! Placed some lace which I frilled first..I've seen this done on many cards, thought I'd have a go too.

There's 10 challenges..Colour Create 'lilac, blue, white, kraft', Charisma 'love is in the air', Ladybug crafts 'spring in the air', followed the CRAFT sketch, Crafty Calendar 'love & marriage', Papertake Weekly 'kraft', Little darlings 'pearls', MAWTT 'lots of layers', Simon Says '3 different papers', One Stop Craft 'create own background'. That's it for now, have a great weekend all!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Hi, what a drizzly day dark and grey but i managed these pics somehow. I won some very beautiful digi d/loads from the fab Crafty Purple Frog challenge blog last week 'thankyou' from the super talented Ching-Chou Kuik and is a decoupage Dragonflies sheet, there are so many beautiful fantasy ladies in Pyramage too, if you have time, go and see for yourself :)))) Hope you like my little creation, as you can see I've used white embossed background as it shows off these gorgeous lovelies more but there's nothing wrong with DP's if you wanted to use those. Hand stamped sentiment. These sheets are wonderful to cut round infront of the tv when you're made to sit with family and a sign round your neck saying 'No cardmaking'! Well my hands can't keep still for long so this was perfect.

There are so many layers..some bits i kept to one side for another 2 cards at least.

Would you believe this charm I kept from my daughters belt, so many on the chain that i just couldn't bear to throw them away with her trousers. So solid, I'm glad i kept them all.

Onto the challenges..Crafty Purple Frog 'flowers', Digital Tuesday 2nd entry 'make it sparkle', Cute Card thursday 'flower power', Truly Scrumptious 2nd entry 'creatures great & small', DYSU 'layers', Poodles Parlour 'card for female', Totally Papercrafts 'ribbons & bows', and Crafts & Me 'shades of spring'. I shall keep this to one side to hand give seeing there's alot on there dimension wise. Wishing you all a fab day, hopefully with a ray of sunshine.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Happy Tuesday! My creation today is using this fab Simply Sassy 'artistic goddess' stamp from Sugar Nellie by Krista Smith..I'm just loving these super images..their style is just unique and i really do love 'big' hair. Coloured with Promarkers, gorgeous papers from Nikky's cd Sprinkles of Kraft, the base is recycled brown card from an old picture mount that i've saved for a long time. Doodled my own swirls with sakura white pen, added pearls and as i followed the sketch over from Sugar Nellie I made a quick tag from the bit of card left over, added some pink ribbon and recycled some saddle stitch brown and below you'll see the message with a lovely charm from Crafty Emma's store.

Well, I've had so much fun as i do with all SN stamps and particularly when I'm able to use up stashed away recycled elements. So there are lots and lots of challenges I'd like to enter..firstly Sugar Bowl sketch, Stamptacular Sunday 'charm me', Ribbon Girl 'pink, brown & cream', Crazy 4 'stripes & polka dots', Sweet Stampin 'lace, ribbon, pearls', Secret Crafter 'ribbon, flowers, glitter' looks like the flowers aren't there unless you count the swirls, CES 'spot & dots', Allsorts 'anything goes', Crafty Catz and Craft us crazy 'fave the mo, Simply Sassy big hair images and Nikky's cd's', Simon Says 'tags', My Mums craft shop 'swirls & pearls' and Digital Tuesday 'make it sparkle'. That is alot there, many thanks for coming over to see what I've been up to and happy crafting!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Good day to you all! Hope everyone isn't suffering too much from Google/blogger issues etc and that you're enjoying crafting. My card for today is a freebie digi image from Squiggle Stamps, 'thankyou' this is perfect for a little girl who's not having a good time at the it will be in the post tomorrow. Having said that, 'daisy with flowers' is coloured with Promarkers, lots of dies used..the Phlox ones from CC Designs are my faves at the mo from My Mums Craft Shop, the leaves are Marianne Creatables Flora 2, and a punch from Martha Stewart. I've inked up a sentiment from the many Personal Impressions stamps bought long time ago from QVC.

I've found a new dies challenge blog through Bevs blog so I'm entering in Die-ing for a challenge 'any dies', Squiggle Stamps 'white space' and ofcourse Simply less is more 'punches and dies'. Not overpowered today with lots of entries as the new challenge only allows upto 3 other challenges. Hope i've understood that right, will try to keep up with that blog...another one on my list replacing a few that finished last year for good. So moving on we are and I thank all the nice people who stop by to leave such brilliant comments, soooo appreciated!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Hello to a fab thursday, just went over to Crafty Pad and found out I've won some fab goodies from Meiflower, wow, I nearly bought some before christmas but looking at all my stash i had to stop myself even though the goodies there are so yummy to use on my cards. So watch out, I didn't win the Euro lottery but this made my day today, many thanks! Would you believe the strips, stems and flowers on this card were uninked until today from Elzybells stamp, I'm on a venture to ink up unused stamps, they were stamped in walnut stain plus an inexpensive blue inkpad, sentiment is one from Personal Impressions, small ribbon bow, glamorous dust on the flowers and i also stamped a petal coming away..hope it doesn't look 'too weepy'.

So this one is 5 challenges..firstly Less is more 'one layer plus stripes', Sir Stampalot 'in the garden', MAWTT 'get well' as is Party time Tuesdays, and Trimmies 'no designer papers'. What a short post compared to many of the others, thanks for visiting and leaving your lovely comments, they're always appreciated.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Hi, I think I've left this one a bit late but might just get it in for the LOTV challenge who have a very simple sketch and for a change I've used lots of layers and a very beautiful paper doily which was sent in a candy by the lovely Katrina..she has a wonderful blog, recently got married and enjoys everyhting vintage..pop over and have a look for yourselves..definately a talented lady with a very talented family!!! Now I didn't know how I would use one of these doilies but the LOTV sketch and their wonderful inspiration has helped me lots. So it's on black cardstock, used remants of d/loads from the previous cards I made the past week, image ofcourse is Thomas with big flowers from LOTV and i don't tire of using him at all. He's a wonderful kitty isn't he and coloured with Promarkers.

Hope you like this one as much as I do, still fits in with all those challenge blogs running on a romantic/valentines theme. Lots of challenges I'm entering so better to get going firstly with LOTV sketch, Creative Craft, Crazy, Dream Valley 3rd, Lexis creations 2nd, Little Claire's, Digital Tuesday 'use your stash..paper remnants', Papertake 2nd, Stamps r Us 2nd, Allsorts 'free & easy', Truly Scrumptious 'creature great & small', OSAAT 'anything goes' as is CC Monthly, CES 'lots of layers', Secret Crafter 'red, white & black'. Hope all is well in blogland, until next time!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day if your celebrating it'll be Mothers Day soon so another reason to be jubilant!!! For today I've used a Nutcrafters freebie digi on this bookmark for my hubby...if you read my blog regularly you'll know I've mentioned before that my hubby keeps receipt stubs as markers in books. So slowly I'm making a little collection of bookmarks for him and today is perfect for a tiny gift to place on his favourite reading page. Paper is d/load from Crafts Beautiful website Sizzix d/loads. Coloured with Promarkers, posh red ribbon, black lace and button from draw and silver gems for a bit of bling.

Challenges are 10 mainly on the love/valentine/ hearts theme..Nutcrafters, Pixie Cottage, Papertake weekly 'red, black, white', new challenge Love To Create 'buttons & bows', Hooked on Crafts 4th entry, Pretty little ribbon shop 'anything goes' as is Stamps r Us, Cards for Men, Cupcake Craft 'entwined.. use a bit of twine' and Dream Valley 2nd entry. Wishing all you love birds a pleasant day!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Hi, can you tell I made this card with a poorly eye..yes I feel like a pirate today..must be the crafting that's been going on all this week on's thanks to all you followers who continue to leave such nice comments and this is so greatly appreciated that I want to show more!!! I'm glad to say also this week I found the Saturated Canary blog through one of my followers (Mina, thanks)..I love reading Krista's posts, such a down to earth lady, so much appreciation for life and what it brings, I admire so much how she writes.

So onto my card which uses the love freebie digi image from the very talented Krista, coloured with Promarkers, some Polka Doodle Sugar Birdie cd paper scraps, doodled around with my fine liner, sentiment is from a Personal Impressions old set from QVC..must remember to use these more often as there's some I've not even touched, the flowers are made from CC Designs Phlox dies. Finished off with some glamour dust on those wonderful gold locks.

So this one can go for 10 challenges..Little Darlings 'fave embellishments' mine are these die flowers at the mo and also there's a blog hop going on, Crafty Creations 'swirly whirly' (image and the sentiment), Creative Inspirations 'love' as are Simon says 2nd entry, I Love Promarkers, Everybody Art, Digital Tuesday 2nd entry, Papertake Weekly 2nd entry, Come and get it and Incy Wincy. Have a brilliant Sunday, off to get an eye bath.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Hi, I'm here again...this time with a digi image frebie from Polka Doodles..Nikky is soooo generous that we've got a starting point for a quick and easy valentine card, most of the recent cards will be sent to Post pals just as' a bit of cheery up'. I place this lovely digi on a paper printed from the Sugar Birdies cd Red, printed it out and did the same with the pink, cut out the heart from the red, the butterfly from the pink and slotted them into place, followed the butterflys path with fine liner pen, subtle heart stamping from Crafters companion stamp and sentiment from Personal Impressions. Oh and faux stitching to finish!

There's 10 challenges mainly based around love and valentine..Polka Doodle, Simon Says, DYSU 2nd entry, Sweet Stampin 2nd entry, Digistamps 4 joy 2nd entry, Trimmies 2nd entry, Crafty catz, Digital Tuesday 'pink or red'..I've used both!!! Lexis creations and Last but the least Poodles parlour 'anything goes' . Wishing everyone a fab Saturday, take care all!
Another chilly weekend, hopefully this time the roads will be free of snow (fingers crossed)... onto my card today which is using a fab little PB stamp from the 'hugs' sheet and I've been stumped to how i could get more use out of these petite ones and now I have the answer..stamp them in mulitples!!! It's took me along time to figure that out as I really do like them, coloured with Promarkers, even those stripes are with the pens..really easy and simple, finished with a turquoise ric rac and freebie mag sentiment. Hope you like it.

Now the challenges entered are 10..firstly i found this new blog through one of my followers..thanks lindsaycraftymonster. Desmet challenge blog are asking for 'one layer card' and are having a giveaway, go see for yourself, as is Sweet Stampin, Crafty pad 'fresh spring colours',MAWTT 'cute critters', Penny Black Allsorts 'bingo..turquoise, yellow and kraft..looks like i forgot that one unless you count the colour of the hedgies, Penny Balck Friends 'love & kisses', For Fun, Fab n Funky, My Mums craft shop and Truly Scrumptious 2nd entry.

I must say a 'warm welcome' to my newest 2 followers, many thanks for joining and following my tiny blog! Back in a bit.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Hi, I'm still carrying on with my crafting frenzy while the snow is hanging around and yet more on its way..and my chalks are still out from yetserdays card. Today I've used this gorgeous couple digi from Ladybug Crafts Ink that i won some while back (this is part of the whole set, can't wait to use the rest). I used several wins on this one namely the Go Kreate Die Large Square Frilly Frame 3, New CC Designs Cutters Phlox Flowers Die from My mUms Craft Shop with my voucher from their lovely blog..many thanks for the swift order Kitty and the lovely freebies, the paper leaf, jump rings and fab charm are from Crafty Emma's. I die cut using my cuttlebug this navy blue card from an old invoice book which was going in the bin before i rescued the covers, the flowers were from this card too, sentiment is from Paper Pretties, image coloured with Promarkers. Isn't this card perfect for the first love and a new beginning of a relationship!

Lots of entries on this one mainly love theme, feel free to disqualify if there's some that have a restriction but i do try to check well before i enter.. so here we go, firstly Ladybug Crafts Ink, Promarker, I Love Promarker, My Mums Craft shop, Allsorts 3rd entry, Paper Pretties 'add texture', Hooked on crafts 3rd entry, One stop craft 2nd entry, Secret Crafter, Paperplay, Dream Valley, Craft Your Passion 2nd entry, DYSU, Rainbow Ladys. Trimmies and Digistamps 4 Joy. Wowweeee, such a lot and so many links there, stay warm and 'happy crafting' all.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Another icy day all...very cold indeed and this is giving me more of an excuse to craft, I'm trying to keep up with the Less is more challenge. What simplicity is.. when I could've spent over an hour trying to work out which paper I'll use and then more importantly will that particular sketch fit my lovely stamp. Well I can truly say I'm enjoying these type of card far more!

So I've used my wonderful chalks, these were one of first purchases when I started properly crafting three years ago, stamp was in a £1 bin some years ago, I gave it a home, I used a clear inkpad and then gently rubbed some aqua chalk with some cotton wool (didn't have an inkpad in my collection of that colour so I improvised), some ric rac and the other embellishments from the bottom of my draw.

Challenges entered are Less is more 'aqua', Paper Sundaes 2nd entry cas, Charisma 'vintage', Craft Your Passion 'no patterened paper and Cute card Thursday 'buttons & bows'. Many thanks for the lovely comments. Have a fab evening all!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Hi and a big welcome to my newest follower..I hope you enjoy the creations i make and if you want you can always go bakc to three and a half years when I began fearful if this was right for me but I'm not looking back at all..infact the blogging world is full of nice people who care very deeply about their passion of crafting and also care about each other very much as a family!!! So onto my card which is a Gruffies one 'finding friendship', coloured with koh i noor pencils and blended ( quite like this bear in pink),use multitude of stamps for the sentiment ranging from a free one, hero arts and the 'and' off a Penny Black. Hope you could follow that as that was the sentiment I was looking for in my stamps box but couldn't find one. Papers are from yesterdays card (Kaboodle Doodle).

Challenges entered are House Mouse 2nd entry 'love' and ofcourse they're having a blog hop so go and enter your HM card for a chance at a prize, Incy Wincy 'black, white & pink', Paper Sundaes 'clean and simple' as is Pixie Cottage, Joanna Sheen# 2nd entry 'love is in the air', Simon says 2nd entry 'animal antics', Papertake Weekly 'anything goes, option heart/love', Everybody art 'love', Hooked on craft 2nd entry 'hearts', CC Monthly # 'anything goes', Inky Impressions 'pearls/bling'. This card and a few of the recent ones will be going to Post pals, if you can, please do send a card to put a smile on a childs face, it's so worthwhile the effort and kindness costs nothing at all. Thankyou for coming over, just hoping it doesn't snow more, temperatures are suppose to be dropping low tonight. Take care all!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Afternoon all. Today we have the thawing process after all the snow for the last 2 days...lovely to see everyone about. My card is using a Leanne Ellis stamp 'mermaid' and i do love using this one, comes with a swirly frame but i masked it off for a change, papers are all from old Kaboodle Doodles d/loads, squared off the image with my Promarker pink pen, stamped sentiment..'with love' from a mag free, 'friend' from Crafters Companion old girl set, heart, swirls are die cuts from Spellbinders, gems to finish, then i found some clear dew drops and had an idea i saw on Mina's blog resembling water drops so i used them too, hope it's not too much but there's only 3 there!!!

Hope you can see the paper piecing on her lovely tail..the end bit fell off but thankfully i was able to save it and attach it back on. Challenges entered are 10... Sugar Bowl 2nd entry 'sketch & paper piecing', Crafty catz 'pink & white', OSAAT 'love' as are Come and get it, and Lexis Creations, Polka Doodles 'hearts & love', Bling it on 2nd entry, Allsorts 2nd entry, MAWTT 'have a heart', Hooked on craft 'hearts'. Wishing you all a fab evening.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Happy Sunday all. Hope everyone who's got snow is keeping well and warm..we've got enough for a snowman or two this morning and no doubt there'll be a few snowball fights in my household this afternoon. I've got round to using this absolutely stunning illustrated image 'artistic goddess' by Krista from Sugar Nellie..there's a new love for me now (these images and I'll try to keep up with their challenges), I won this one and a lovely christmasy one just before christmas from their fab blog and just like to say 'thankyou' but I feel it's not enough so this is for their own challenge which is a sketch and option of paper piecing which I've done on her overcoat. Coloured with Promarkers, die cut flowers and leaves from Marianne Creatables, swirly die cut is Spellbinders, small pink flower and gems to finish...oh by the way the d/load digi paper is by Sizzix from Crafts Beautiful website and if you're registered which is free anyway you can d/load it for yourself.

So there's 10 challenges I'd like to enter...namely Sugar Bowl, just found Krista's challenge blog through Mina which is Saturated Canary 'red, pink & white', Sweet Stampin 'one i love' as is One stop craft, Allsorts 'free & easy', Craft Your days away 'get stitchy with it', Bling it on monthly # 'love is all around', Paper Shelter 'love is in the air', Craft us Crazy 'anything goes' as is DYSU. Thankyou to all that take time to leave a comment.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

We've had snow flurries everyone!!! Hi, and what a grey morning we've had that i thought it would snow more and settle but I'm so glad it didn't. I'll be one of the first to say I can't be in the snow but do love the white blanket of it over the fields and rooftops. So onto my creation for today which I made a few days ago and lovely jubbly for me I think I've posted every day so far. This stamped image in walnut stain ink is one of the cutesy House Mouse image from the 'cake' sheet and is usually blowing bubble gum (Ithink) but I masked it off and put a cut out pink heart instead. It seems to go, let me know what you think as i don't have lovey dovey HM images, so i invented one. Coloured with my koh i noor pencils, d/load paper is from the lovely Anice at Funky Hand, paper flower from a candy, spare bit of ribbon and that beautiful, beautiful heart charm in the top right is from the brilliant Emma, part of a candy win. It's absolutely gorgeous isn't it. This card is going to a Post Pals child minus the embellishments as the child is far too young and there is a tiny brad in it.

Sooooo many challenges this one fits..firstly House Mouse 'love' and they're having a fab blog hop so be sure to join in by making a creation, followed the Papertake sketch, Stamps r us 'valentine/love' as are Crafty Pad, Crafty Purple Frog 2nd, Poodles parlour 2nd, Anything, Joanna Sheen 'love is in the air', Truly scrumtious, Simon Says 'animal antics', Creative Craft 'bingo board..gone with ribbon, brown, flower', Partytime Tuesdays 'anything goes' as is Paperplaytime 2nd, Cupcake Craft 'recycle..mine is the ribbon off the inside of a new garment', Sweet stampin 'animals', Crazy 4 'layer it on' and last but not least Oldie but a goodie 'have a hheart..old is the stamp and the paper'. Thankyou for your kind comments, until next time bye.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Hi and firstly a big welcome to my latest follower... thankyou for following, today I've got this Lazy Afternoon LOTV image stamped straight onto my card, i thought he'd go well right next to the spine, coloured with Promarkers, scrap of paper for the strip on the right, top sentiment from a Nutcrafters set and the other sentiment from Pink Gem Designs. Red button and twine to finish!

Hope I'm not too late for LOTV challenge 'for the boys', Cards for men 'seeing red', I Love Promarkers is a pic, Crafts and me 'brighten up your day', For Fun 'male birthday' and Cupcake Craft 'recycle'... red twine from my bakers bag. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.