Friday, 30 November 2012

It's the end of the working week...but I feel a nurse will be on shift through the weekend, hubby feels the symptoms of a cold which he calls 'flu' and the stomach/vomitting bug is having a field day going through the whole family!!!  But we can't let that get us down so to cheer myself up I found a piece of strong card from some kind of packaging and turned it into a sort of stepper card. All the elements including the dotty paper (which I stamped some snowflakes in silver) and snowman are from the Season Of Sundaes Polka Doodle cd. Coloured with Promarkers I've kind of tried to put shading on one side of the trees to make it look distressed, turned some plain cream twine into a coloured one by entangling and twisting a blue twine. Spellbinders die cut heart and gem, ticket sentiment to finish.
So there are 10 challenges... Polka Doodles 'dies', Charisma ' red, green, gold' as is Hooked on crafts, ABC Christmas 'X marks the spot', Cards for men 'merry xmas', Love to Create 'non traditional holiday colours', Bearly Mine 'silver & blue', Promarker 'distressing', I Love Promarkers 'anything goes' as is Simon Says. Many thanks for coming over and leaving your kind comments, have a pleasant weekend all!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hi crafty I've no card to show you but some magnificent new release stamps from LOTV..I was one of the lucky hoppers who won on their blog hop last week here and they all arrived this morning. I've been keeping a close eye on their sites so I don't miss anything and it's paid off. You know what they say 'you've got to be in it to win it'. So really a massive amount to get through from this Babies & Bears range and the nicest of people they are, I've been sent Everyday Grungy Messages (which I did have my eye on) and also Babies Companion Set. What else is there to say except 'Thankyou so very much LOTV', you'll keep me very busy indeed inbetween finishing off my hubby's pullover/tank top I'm knitting that I'm under strict orders to finish before the snow comes!!! But I think I can fit in these gorgeous lovelies too without him knowing ;))))) Many thanks again for this bundle of yumminess!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Hi, very quick card to show...using a digi win from CRAFT challenge some weeks ago, beautiiful butterfly (thankyou), some scraps from previous card, pearls and rhinestones, image coloured with Promarkers.
Hope you can see the layering..challenges entered are  CRAFT colour inspiration as is Charisma, sketch from Flutterby Wednesdays although I left the sentiment off as I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for, Paper Pretties 2nd and, LIM 'glamour & glitz'. Have a fab evening, thankyou for leaving your wonderful comments.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Hi blogging crafters...hope the weekend was good for everyone. Today my creation is a baby card for my box. Stamp used is House Mouse 'bunny buggie', lovely lovely stamp..I just adore it so much and so much easier to colour in as only minimal is needed with my Promarkers, fab paper printout from Nikky's Sundae of Season cd, luscious blue satin ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop, lace, white bows from stash, lovely pearls form Meiflower, sentiment from Create & Craft many years ago.
So 10 challenges entered...House Mouse 'thankful for babies'..I have a couple of them no longer babies but young women, so happy to have them in my life and they mean the world to me :))) Papertake Weekly 'ribbons & pearls', Crafty Ribbons 'use 2 or more ribbons', Stampin for the weekend 'textures..lace, ribbons etc', used the sketch from Friday Sketch, Crazy 4 'put a bow on it', Cupcake Craft 'black, white and 1 other (blue), Stamp and Create 'lace', Fab n Funky celebrating their 3rd Birthday (I used 3 pearls, 3 bows) and Kaboodle Doodles 'stripes or dots'. Thankyou for your visit, I hope you'll come and see my next creation, bye.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Good evening crafters of the blogworld. Hope everyone is good. I'm showing some pre-coloured  images from Nikky's fab new PickNix CD 1 ( I feel extremely lucky, won it from the very talented Enfys blog, so many thanks). The lovely paper used is a print from there too..cut out my own aperture, Anita's glaze on the pie filling and the strawberries, some silver peel offs which I'm having a sort through for the top sentiment. Hope you like it!
Carried on in the inside with the same paper, lots of faux stitching on this one.
The back with my own personalised stamp which you can order from Bunny Zoes Crafts.  Onto my challenges.. Polka Doodle 'square with round element', Crafts & Me 'circles', Paper Pretties 'cas', Crazy 'inside card decorated', Totally Papercrafts 'all stitched up', Dream Valley 2nd, Creative Card Crew 3rd final entry. So there we have it, this will probably go in my 'wait till someone needs one' box, have a great weekend all until next time, bye.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Hi, another dismal and grey day..what better way to get through it than crafting away with some of the most gorgeous images in blogland. This creation has actually come to life as I've had it swirling around in my head for several days. I believe this is 'rose red' from Krista , freebie from Saturated Canary, coloured with Promarkers, I'm watching Create & Craft Letraset shows to get my colouring right as I'm so dissatisfied with day I'll get there! Lovely d/load paper from Nikky's fab Polka Doodle cd's (these are scraps left over from previous cards would you believe). Lots of die and punch work, Go Kreate dies for main shape, Martha Stewart fence punch, EK Success butterfly layering punch, made my own pleated fan, gorgeous lilac ribbon from The pretty little ribbon shop, beautiful pearls from Meiflower.
So onto some challenges...Saturated Canary 'fairytales', Ribbon Girls 'shades of lavendar', Papertake 'ribbons & pearls', Stamptacular Sunday 'recipe..ribbon/twine, pearls/gems, dies/punches', J and C Creations 'floral delights', House of Gilli 'die cuts', Cupcake Craft 'paper pleating', One Stop Craft 'monochrome', Creative Card Crew 2nd entry, Craft Your Passion 'scraps' and Inky Impressions 'make it girly'. That's it for now, family are all run down with bugs and colds but I'm so glad I had fun making this one as it's an escape from being the nurse! Bye for now.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Afternoon bloggy crafty friends! Wow, time is really flying...looking through my d/load files I came across some Pollycraft images from last year (sadly the company is no more), cute, gorgeous, pretty, very well drawn images. This is 'too cool for christmas', coloured with Promarkers, lime backing sheet from stash, scraps of  gorgeous d/load paper from Polka Doodles and a ticket to finish off..oh a button from stash and a tiny bow made from some shiny twine from Meiflower.
Challenges entered are 10...Charisma 'cool colours', Fashionista 'blue christmas', Crafty Pad 'christmas' as is Cards for Men, sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, Paper Pretties 'buttons', Kaboodle Doodles 'buttons & bows', Incy wincy 'square', Creative Card Crew 'anything goes' as is Paperplaytime. Have a fab Tuesday all!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Hi to all. First of all I must say a huge 'THANKYOU' to Katie from Nutcrafters..what a brilliant service and kind gesture...I won a voucher from their challenge blog but was unable to use it straightaway as they're revamping their website, Katie kindly said she'd send out the stamps to me, there was P&P outstanding and I offered to pay by cheque.. but the nicest of people they are at Nutcrafters they waivered it and I've been sent some of the loveliest stamps to use on my creations.They really have the most variable of stamps and digi's too, very reasonably priced and some in bundles too!!! Hope you can find time to take part in their fab challenges and win some stamp goodies for yourselves, really you can't lose, I've had a lot of fun participating on their blog, hope you do aswell!
Onto my card which I've sort of shaped and cut myself into a present from black card..covered with some d/load paper from last years scraps, used this cute 'Moonbeams' stamp from Nutcrafters, lovely size..has some more stars around it but I chose to snip round the image and therefore lost them, coloured with Promarkers, silver glue gel for moon and the little girl's wings, fab posh ribbon from Meiflower for bow, great freebie sentiment from Paulette which I thought was so apt. I love this beautiful designed moon stamp and can see it used often.
So challenges entered are several... Nutcrafters 'christmas presents/gifts', Promarker 'moon & stars', Creative Craft 'bingo..bling, stamps, distress (paper)', Love to create 'Fancy edges', House of Gilli 'celebrations', Natalie & Amy 'fave colour & black', as is Craft Us Crazy, Ribbon Girls 'sparkle', Dream Valley 'anyhting goes' as are One Stop Craft, Sweet Stampin 2nd, and Crafty catz, Crafty Mess 'nursery rhymes..Twinkle Twinkle little star' as is Crafty Ribbons,Totally Papercrafts 'cute & girly', Cute card Thursday 'starry, starry night'. Many thanks for visiting, all comments are so appreciated.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Morning to everyone! Today I'm showing my card which resembles 'Red in Remembrance'.  It's dedicated to all those who've lost their lives in Wars and more recent conflicts...' we remember who we've lost, pray for the families who've lost loved ones and think of our freedoms which we are lucky to have'.
I've been kind of doodling and came up with a 'field of poppies' using my Promarkers, MS fence punch with some brown paper, ribbon from stash and a lovely meaning sentiment from a fab set from Paper Pretties. So a few challenges.. Simon Says, Creative Inspirations, Crafty Sentiemnts, Crafts & Me, My Mums Craft shop, Sweet Stampin, Crafty Catz, Kaboodle Doodles, Papertake Weekly and Bearly Mine. Have a good day!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Good afternoon, hope all my friends are safe and well in the USA..what news I've heard this morning..that now there's another storm on the way although it's not going to be as bad as the first one. Thinking of all that have been affected by this and pray life gets back to some sort of normality.
 My creation for today is using Faith's monthly freebie digi image if you played along last time..I didn't but guess what, i won a voucher from LUFP for their October link up and bought it so I could take part 'many thanks LUFP and Designed 2 Delight'. Used some Go Kreate dies onto some thick card, some digi paper from another card, bottom sentiment from Sweet & Sassy Stamps (from a few years ago), other sentiment on the signpost from the lovely Paulette 'many thanks', some twine around the post, beautiful luscious ribbon win, found a little silver bell charm, image coloured with Promarkers and finished off with  generous dusting of glamour dust.
Fur around the mittens and hat decoupaged
So challenges are 10...Designed 2 Delight, ABC Christmas 2nd 'v for vibrant', Sparkles Forum christmas challenge 2nd 'contemporary' as is J and C Creations,Chrsitmas Crafting 'decoupage', Pretty Little Ribbon 'die cuts/punches, ribbon/charms', Crafty Calendar 'wrap up warm..string/twine', Fab n Funky 'bingo.. shaped card, charm and distressed', Creative Craft 'special birthday', and Crimbo Crackers 'snowmen'. Wow it's taken me so long to write up that I think I could have made another card, thankyou for the lovely comments left here, they're always greatly appreciated!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Happy Monday! Today I thought I'd show a small card to say 'thankyou' it's the season for Thanksgiving, I say thanks for all the nice people who exist in the blogging crafting community, truly supportive  nice bunch of people, I'm thankful to them as they've made me realise my potential over the years and there's never a stop in creativity, just simply a 'pause' could be because life has thrown something at you unexpectedly and you feel your lowest...take one day at a time, pick yourself up! Before this goes onto another subject I'll get onto my card using flower freebie d/load from Donna at Bearly Mine(many thanks), all stamps from American Crafts stamps, tiny bit of twine, glamour dust to finish. I've layered flowers onto each other starting with the lowest building them up, gorgeous aren't they?
Challenges entered are 10...Nutcrafters 'ribbon/twine', Inky Impressions 'lots of layers,' Love to create ,Autumn Colours, ABC 'a for appreciation/thankyou' as are Paperplay, Poodles Parlour (sadly their last one), Incy Wincy. Simon Says 'get in shape', Bearly Mine 'flowers galore', LEJ 'anything goes' 2nd entry. Hope all is well with everyone, bye.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Hi to a fab Saturday, hope everyone is as well as can be! My creation is a bookmark for an avid reader who actually involves herself that much in her reading book that she puts on a 'voice' for the part in speech marks...well what can I say, and she's only 6!
Well if you enjoy Nikky's fab cd's you'll recognise the trees and snowman from Sundae of Seasons..gorgeous creative digis on there to keep you busy all year round! Coloured with Promarkers, punched out mini stars, old 'cherish' stamp stamped in Walnut Stain, white gel pen highlights, gorgeous hearty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, finished off with a dusting of Glamour Dust. Oh a little foam pad to give the  rounded appearance on the snowman. Hope you like and now for some challenges, at least 10...Polka Doodles firstly 'christmas & Kraft', Hooked on Craft 'No red/green Christmas', ABC Christmas 'V for vibrant', Ladybugs Crafts  Ink 'p for', Crafty Sentiments 'stars' as is Totally Papercrafts, Crafty Ribbons 'christmas' as is Crafty Pad, Sparkles Forum Christmas 'contemporary Christmas', and Christmas Stampin 'anyhting goes'. Wishing you all a great weekend ,thanks for the visit, hope you'll come again!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Hi and a warm welcome to my I'm thinking of all the people and friends caught up in the hurricane over the pond and praying that they will get help with the difficult times they're experiencing. Having said that...Please meet 'farmer Oliver' from Sparkle's lovely range of stamps. I've had him since last year would you believe it and only just inked him may see another creation using him. He's so cute isn't he, holding onto his corncob, fab image, perfect for 'thankyou' cards..many thanks Sparkle. Base round circle of which I cut 2 was an old back of an invoice book, I simply saved it and has come in handy now, distressed with my unpicker. The stripey was an old bit left from Shabby Princess digi d/loads from last year, luscious satin ribbon won from Allsorts blog and is from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop, white gel pen faux stitching, top sentiment from Elzybells, image coloured with Promarkers and a ticket to finish off.
Second circle sandwiched to the first but only partly to allow it to stand.
Challenges entered are 10.. Sparkle Creations 'pic inspiration' as is Craft Your Passion, Cutie Pie 'distress your cards', used sketch from Fetch a Sketch, Pretty Little Ribbon shop 'autumn', Love to create 'lots of layers', LEJ Designs 'anything goes' as is Paperplaytime, Crafty Catz 'male card' and Allsorts 'in stitches'. Thanks for your visit.