Monday, 29 October 2012

Hi to all, hope everyone is safe and well wherever you are. My card is a creation using Krista's 'fancy' digi image which was given away so freely..really kind lady!!! I've a little collection of the ones as freebies tucked in a file and come in so handy. Coloured with Promarkers, using a Go Kreate frilly die, fabulous luscious satin ribbon from a win over at Allsorts blog from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop..lovely variety of colours in a beautiful bundle wrapped in pink tissue many many may take me a while to get through them. Pearls from those too. Bit of doodling round the shapes to bring it sentiment from Elzybells (sadly no more).
bit of stamping across the freebie d/load paper (top lilac from Bearly Mine, bottom green from Shabby Princess).
Sentiment from Elzybells
So I'm sorry for the quality of pics today, it's got dark really quickly and have only got a spare moment to do this. Challenges entered are 10.. .Poodles Parlour 2nd 'anyhting goes' as are Stampin for the weekend, Paperplaytime, Fashionistas week 2, Bearly Mine, Stamptacular sunday 'not just ordinary card', Creative card Crew 'fancy folds', Charisma 'son't be square' CRAFT ( won some gorgeous d/loads, thankyou) they've got '1 image, 2 papers, 2 flowers..mmmmm oops think I forgot those and sentiment' and last but not the least Saturated Canary 'shaped card'. This card and some others I've made will be posted out to the lovely Krista to take to the hospital she'll be visiting in December. Will get those out tomorrow so they'll have plenty of time to get there. That's all for now, hoping for another cardmaking session soon.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Good afternoon all. Today we have mist in the air and less of the fog..not too cold but perhaps cold enough for these hedgies to go into hibernation. He's a real cutie, was free with a magazine and from County Companions. Coloured with Promarkers (can you tell I'm still experimenting), lots of embossing, gold mirri card with a piece of ribbon, chalking slightly on the edges of the card and a string bow with slight dusting of glamour dust on his fur/spikes.
Only a small number of challenges entered..Charisma 'clean & simple', Papertake 'glitter & sparkle', LIM 'autumn', Nutcrafters 'round & round', and House of Gilli 'emboss it'. Have a fab middle of the week!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Hi, yes I'm on a bit of a roll with my creations especially as I've 2 children (girl & boy) who are expecting a little hand made treat for Halloween..we don't really celebrate it but wouldn't stop the kiddies having their bit of fun. So this is the male version of a treat bag to go with the girl one made a couple posts down. Made out of 2 sheets of A4, I found this one much easier and quicker to make..I think it's all down to experience. Cat and pumpkin digi image from here, ghost digi's resized from here, a bit of white sakura pen art for cobwebs, embossing just like the girl one, tag made from Studio G mini stamps.
sides embossed too
back to reveal freebie d/load scrap from Bearlymine
Both together
So that's all set to go and for some challenges now mainly Halloween themed..Crazy 4, Forever Friends, Sweet Stampin, Craft Your Passion 2nd entry, Cards For Men, Partytime Tuesdays, One Stop Craft 'anything goes' as are Bearly Mine, Poodles Parlour, I Love Promarkers 2nd entry, some new challenges found, House of Gilli, Fashionista and Crafty Mess. Thanks for visiting and leaving such lovely comments.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Hi and a quickie card to show you this evening as it was an emergency card request from my daughter to give to a friend who's just had her first baby! Wow, it's been a while since i made a card so quickly... but can you guess where I got this digi image from..Sassy Cheryl's 'special stork delivery', they do a girl one too, 'many thanks!. I won a voucher to spend in their fab store and I want them all, all gorgeous images, very, very cutesy. So there's a scrap strip of gingham from a previous card, some silver mirri card, embossing, image coloured with Promarkers, chalked some clouds in the background, stork embellishment from Create & Craft website some years back and the heart button too. Scrap of posh ribbon from Meiflower. Sentiment done on the computer. Glamour Dust added to baby's blanket.
So that's what I've been up to.. and now I shall have to enter it in some challenges. Flutterby Wednesdays 'any winged creature', I Love Promarkers 'anything goes', Cupcake Craft '2's company' 2nd entry, Cupcake Inspirations is a fab pic inspiration..I've gone with the blues & yellow, Cute card Thursday 'got glitter', Creative Card Crew 'birds', and Digital Tuesday 'warm & fuzzy'. Have a super weekend all!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Good afternoon/evening all. My creation is using a template from Cardmaking Downloads website..great inspiration there be sure to visit! Just normal black cardstock used, some bits of last years cards (both strips, top & bottom). Gorgeous freebie image from Janet over at Pink Gem..many thanks! Coloured image with Promarkers, Marianne Creatables flower dies, made my own bat cutouts, white sakura pen for highlights, flourescent orange ribbon, tag made with Studio G mini stamps with orange promarker. Used cobweb embossing folder whilst the template was flat, used wet glue to put it all together. Glamour Dust added to the cobweb.
sides embossed too
a little pumpkin patch on the back with my own spider web with white sakura pen in the corner
Cute Witch digi image from Pink Gem
Sooo many challenges I'd like to enter..Pink Gem 'flowers' as is Totally Papercrafts, Kaboodle Doodles 'fall', Simon Says 'eerie inspiration pic', I Love Promarker 'anything goes', Papertake Weekly 'fright night', Crafty Sentiments 'bows/ribbons', Fab n Funky 'orange, black and 1 other (white), Cupcake Craft '2's company', Craft Your Passion 'which witch is which', Paperplaytime 'boo-ville', Cutie Pie 'halloween', Love to create 'trick/treat something sweet', Inky Impression 'anything but a card', Sassy Cheryls 'orange & black' ..super challenge (I won their last challenge so can't wait to play with their own images), Crazy 4 'halloween treat' and finally but missed so much ALLSORTS challenge 'too cute to spook'. Hopefully I'm now getting back on track with many have closed down but then there's plenty opening up. I've had fun creating this, have a great time crafting, bye.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Hi to all, it feels so much like Autumn today but I've a birthday card to cheer everyone up. Would you believe these backing papers are Summer Driggs latest Autumn freebie..for some reason they came out of the printer looking very much ike a blue instead of brown..I don't know why???? I'm still pondering that one ..they were too good to waste away to the bin so I inked the edges with my cinnamon Promarker pen and brought them to life just a little bit. Hope you like what I've made, ticket sentiment I used as a tag from here, cute stamped image from Sparkle Rubberstamps called 'celebrating Chloe' with walnut stain distress. Phlox flower die, scrap of lace and pearl from stash. Not forgetting the paper piecing on her dress.
 Lots of challenges entered..followed fab sketch from Sparkle Rubberstamps challenge, Bearly mine 'pearls & swirls (on the paper), Promarker 'shabby in blue', Crazy 'handmade flowers' as is Totally Papercrafts, Natalie & Amy challenge 'birthday' as is LEJ Designs, Forever Friends 'bingo..went with blue, lace, tag which is my ticket', Cute Card Thursday 'paper piecing', CRAFT 'monochromatic', Crafts & Me 'anything goes', My Mums Craft shop 'tickets', Simon says 'dies and/or punches', Paperplay 'simply cute'. Until next time,bye.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Hi and happy crafting day to all. My creation is a wonderful stamp image from Nutcrafters..I won a voucher along while back now and chose several of their fab stamps so many thanks Nutcrafters, this one is called 'walk in the park', coloured with my Promarkers, fab d/load paper from Summer Driggs. Top sentiment made on the computer. Oh, nearly forgot the trousers are paper pieced!
Challenges entered are 10...Nutcrafters 'paper piecing', Crafty Sentiments 'anything goes', I Love promarker 2nd, Joanna Sheen 2nd, Stamptacular Sunday 'pic inspiration', ABC 'male themed', Papertake ' creatures great and small', Kaboodle Doodle 'fall colours/falling leaves', some new challenges I found whilst blog hopping Sassy Cheryls 'birthday' as is LEJ Designs. So that's all about it for now, many thanks for visiting.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Happy Friday all! Hope everyone is well and in good health. Onto my creation which is using a gruffie bear image called 'finding friendship'..I love this image, stamped with Walnut Stain distress ink, so easy to colour with minimal technique (my kind of colouring)!!!Base cardstock is dark brown and slightly ribbed,  coloured with Promarkers, fantatsic freebie papers from the wonderful Summer Driggs, 'brother' sentiment from computer, the top one is a stamp from See D's stamps, some fab drawstring trim to finish off the tag.
Challenges entered are 10 mainly Autumn themed..House Mouse, Joanna Sheen 'down in the garden'..I know there's no fairies in mine but I do find the odd squirrel and fern, also they're having an autumn blog hop full of talented inspiration so do go and have a look, Crazy 4 'leaves' as in the paper, Crafty Catz, Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, Kaboodle Doodle, Cupcake Inspirations, I Love Promarkers, Promarker challenge 'for a man', and DYSU'warm colours'. Hope you've found something inspiring, many thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Hi to all blogland and in particular crafters! My creation is using the fab Krista's digi image 'boobie love' freebie..gorgeous images, love them all. Coloured with Promarkers, pearls from Meiflower, Wendy's sentiment freebie, distressed paper from Polka Doodle cd, bit of scrap ribbon for the Breast Cancer logo with staple. This is one of the cards to be sent to Krista soon, 'thankyou' for your generosity Krista! As October is breast cancer awareness month I thought this card could do for maybe someone who's come out the other side amazingly a survivor through this horrid illness or someone who's just taking one day at a time.
I'd like to enter this one into several challenges, firstly Papertake Weekly's 5th birthday 'anything goes, optional celebrate'..this was one of the first challenges i came to in blogland and entered. So a massive 'Happy 5th Birthday' PW!!! Cupcake Craft 'think pink' as are Craft Your Passion, Dream Valley, Saturated Canary 'office supplies..staple', Bunny Zoes 'distressing', Crafts and Me 'fave', Link Up For Pink, Love To Create 'thinking of you' and Flutterby Wednesdays. So there we have it, until next time, bye.