Monday, 26 March 2012

My first christmas card in spring. Hi everyone, Wow, the very nice weather has kept me away from crafting, super super sunshine although too much in abundance makes me ill. Nevertheless my card is to cool down and look forward to christmas before spring has even sprung. I won this cute 'Ollie with gingerbread' stamp from Janet over at Pink Gems, Andy was gorgeous too but I needed something with a mouth and Janet said very kindly I could swap 'many thanks Janet'. Coloured with Promarkers, cut out, added the same stars he comes with on tiny foam pieces, yummy ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, paper is from Nikky's Creative Christmas paper boutique cd..gorgeous papers on there, buttons from Fantastic Ribbons, die cut round label from Baby Face dies and peel off sentiment from QVC long time ago and finished with remnant of red ribbon.
As this image is used for a christmas card the challenges entered are quite festive but I'm, sure Ollie can be used for an ordinary everyday card. Challenges entered are 10...Pink Gem Challenge 'sketch', Craft Your days 'men/boys & buttons', Sweet Stampin 'anything goes' as are Stampin for the weekend, Christmas Stampin. DYSU 'plaid', Crimbo Crackers 'cute', Winter Wonderland is a pic, Sparkles Forum Christmas 'peel-offs' and PaperPlaytime 'for the guys, add a sentiment'. So there you have it, for my christmas card box! Wishing you all some crafty time.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Hi crafters, warm welcome to you all! Today I made a creation using a SN stamp 'heavenly angel', absolutely a joy to colour and so easily would go for a birthday, coloured with Promarkers and a little w/colouring, dotty paper from Polka Doodle cd, fabby buttons from Fantastic Ribbons.
Challenges entered are 10... Sugar Bowl sketch, Bling it on 'shades of lilac & birthday', Love to create 'anything', Incy Wincy 'things with wings', Allsorts '3 in a row..I've 3 strips', Bearly Mine 'dots', Flutterby wednesdays ' open theme', Truly Scrumptious 2nd 'lilac, lemon & cream', Crafts & me 'light spring colours' and Kaboodle Doodle 'cute'. Bye for now.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Hi, what a glorious day it is, wonderful bright sunshine! Hope last nights frost didn't catch too many of the tender plants out there. Onto my card which is from the HM 'cake' sheet, great to colour..used my koh-i-noor pencils and blended, top sentiment from American Crafts, bottom one is from LOTV stamp, paper is from Bearly Mine (Donna) freebie, lovely, lovely buttons from Fantastic Ribbons ( I won some loveliness button bag from their blog for just commenting 'thankyou so much, there's so much to get through). Pink twine and pearls from Meiflower and used the EK success butterfly layering punch!
Challenges entered are 10..House Mouse, Craft Us Crazy 2nd, Crafty Ribbons 2nd, Cute card Thursday 2nd, Papertake 2nd, Stampin For the weekend, Crafts & Me 'circles' as is For Fun, Stamptacular Sunday and last but not least Joanna Sheen 'sping in the air'. Many thanks for your kind comments, wishing you a fab rest of the day.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Hi to the blogging world, well I've not posted since Tuesday but I assure you ...been busy in the gardening section (at home), but I definitely thought this was apt for all the mothers who have a birthday tomorrow as well as being Mothering Sunday here in the UK. I hope as a mother that I have given our children love, hope, honesty, maturity, guidance, to prosper even when all else fails and to forgive those who have wronged. In return I only hope they will carry this through their own children for decades to come. Sorry, I'm feeling very sentimental and motherly today, but shall go onto my card using 'cake glorious cake' from LOTV, lovely to colour used Promarkers for the EK Success layering butterfly diecuts too, paper from Polka Doodles, luscious lilac ribbon and pearls from Meiflower, birthday sentiment stamp from old See d's.
Challenges entered here are several... LOTV 'butterflies & fairies', MAWTT 'special lady', Crafty Ribbons 'birthday', Paperplay 'bingo..stamping, stitching and inkpad', Craft Us Crazy 'something sweet', Poodles Parlour 'anything', Cute Card's their 4th Birthday!!! My Mums craft shop 'mum' as are Love to create, Crafty Pad, Dream Valley 2nd, Truly Scrumtious 'lilac, lemon & cream', I love promarker 'anything goes', Crafty Sentiments 'things with wings', Promarker 'yellow & pearls', Papertake 'for the girls', Cupcake Craft 2nd. Wishing you all a fab Mothering Sunday for tomorrow.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Hi to all! My creation is using an old Popcorn The Bear stamp from Crafters Companion, coloured with Promarkers, tag was empty but filled it with one of the tiny sentiments that come with it, again used my new EK Success butterfly layering punch (used all the 3 settings to achieve tha fab look). Gem and luscious ribbon from Meiflower.

Challenges entered are 10...CC Monthly 'spring' as are Joanna Sheen, Crazy 4, Totally Papercrafts ' punch', Crafty Catz 'special lady' as are One Stop Crafts 2nd, Craft Your days, Oldie but a Goodie 3rd, Charisma 3rd final, I Love promarkers 2nd. Many thanks for visiting, Happy Crafting.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Happy first day of the week crafters! Wow, what a beautiful summery day yesterday that I didn't have a moment to post this, too good to stay indoors, so hubby was patching up the roof on the shed and me just admiring it from a distance ;))) Well, it's been a while since I entered Nutcrafters # and as I have their Pink Frosting stamp set I just had to use it, coloured with Promarkers as are the Phlox die cut flowers, dotty paper from Anice free d/load, you may notice the fence which is a Martha Stewart punch has 2 different fence pattern, I was experimenting with it by not totally placing it on the pattern grid and shifting to create a different kind of fence, i think I've attached the one I was experimenting with instead of the one which was perfect, alas there's my mistake. The gem and fab luscious ribbon from Meiflower, super card items there, a must see!
Challenges entered are 10...Nutcrafters 'mum' as are Oldie but a goodie (old paper and stamp), One Stop Craft, Craft Your Days, Simon says 'special girl', Promarker 2nd, Cupcake craft 'dotty' as is Scrappy Frogs, Charisma 2nd and Papertake 3rd entry. I've another card to show from the weekend, but it'll wait till tomorrow, happy crafting all!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Hi to a fab Friday! I must say 'hi' to my newest follower..thankyou for following. Today my creation is the remainder of a card where I chopped off some of the front to use for my last card yesterday. Digi image coloured with Promarkers is from Crafty Pad and beautiful it is too, so 'thankyou', used some script printed on some card from Pink Petticoat Think Pink set, cream lace and yellow posh ribbon from stash, my lovely new butterfly punch outs from yesterday (jsut loving this new punch from EK Success) colourised with Promarker and a tiny pearl from Meiflower.
So onto my challenges for 10...Crafty Pad 'share the news' and also their new Monthly challenge, Charisma 'ribbon', Fab n Funky 'mellow yellow', CES 'flower frenzy', Love To Create 'monochromatic', Simon says 2nd, Papertake 2nd, Desmet 2nd and Dream Valley 2nd. Wishing you all a fab weekend, take care!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Afternoon all, it's a sunny March day, lovely delightful sunshine although there is somewhat a slight chill in the air! Hope everyone is I'd firstly like to say a big welcome to my latest follower and then to tell you I've had a little spend at the Glitter Pot by taking advantage of their free p&p and bought some replacement plates for my Cuttlebug..also from QVC bought the EK Success Layering Butterfly punch which was on the TV couple of days ago.Well what can I say, arrived this morning. I only had the basic mini hand butterfly punch (the ones you start out with as a beginner, very inexpensive) so I thought it was about time I treated myself and I'm so glad I went for this one, so much scope there, as you can see I've used 2 layers here on my card, at only £15 I thought a bargain and then p&p added on was still under £20! Can't complain really, and there are some more new goodies on here too, the gorgeous ribbon and those pearls are from Meiflower (won from the Crafty Pad blog along with so much more) 'many thanks!' There's so much on their website, you're simply spoilt for choice and very good value.

I've used an old PB stamp 'letters & flowers', wonderful for a mum, grandma, special lady who cares about you. Used Promarkers to colourise the butterflys punched out from recycled greetings card and also the bow which was orginally white.
So the challenges are a fair few, Pixie Cottage 'sketch & things with wings', Crafts & Me 'things with wings' as is Allsorts, Paperplay 'recycle' as is OSAAT, Crafty Ribbons 'celebrate mum/grandma' as are Oldie but a Goodie, Promarker, Simon Says, Dream Valley. Flutterby Wednesdays 'springtime' as are Crafty Calendar, My Mums craft shop, Penny Black & more. I Love Promarkers 'ribbons & bows', Desmet 'anything goes' as is Papertake weekly, Sweet Stampin 'nature & bugs' as is Alphabet. Thankyou for coming over to see what I've been creating, hugely appreciated!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Happy Monday! Wow, beautiful sunshine coming through my lounge as I type..hope everyone has had a restful weekend with family and loved ones, mine just flew by with a mini spring clean but only one room got done ;( and this card and bookmark was all ready to post on here but just couldn't get a moment free to myself. I've used the Simply Sassy SN image 'bookclub' by Krista, great to colour, this will go for a Post Pals child trying to get back into school after suffering many obstacles, hope she will like it!

I used some kraft-like card from my grocers, great sturdy card..some offcuts of paper, inexpensive doily, stamped sentiment and swirls in walnut stain ink, coloured with Promarkers, finished with CC Designs Phlox die flowers from My Mums Craft Shop.

Several challenges entered.. firstly, Sugar Bowl followed the sketch and I hope the option, Saturated Canary 'doilies', Paper Sundaes 'good luck' as is Inky Impressions, Crafts & Me 'pretty in lace', Cute Card Thursday 'signs of spring', Crafty Catz 'punch/dies', new one to me Clearly I Stamp' anything goes' as are Simon Says 2nd, Pixie Cottage, Craft Your Passion, Party Time Tuesdays 2nd, Bunny Zoes Monthly 'shabby chic'. So, I'm hoping to have a little potter around the garden, see what further damage the slugs have done to my hubbys yellow crocuses and looking forward to the daffodils coming out any day soon! Have a great day all.