Thursday, 31 January 2013

Hi, it's nearly the end of the week and so much still to do. I've been on a kind of a roll with makes a change from sending a normal card to PostPals. Some children after surgery and illness find it extremely difficult to settle back into school, I thought the sporty little boy from Faith would be ideal and the fab sentiment from Nutcrafters to give positive thoughts! Found some fab twill type fabric ribbon in my stash today and put it to some use. Image called 'skater boy' coloured with Promarkers, all backing papers from scraps from Polka doodle cd's. Corners cut with decorative scissors. Stamping on the twill from LOTV stamps.
Ready to be sent off... and now for some challenges, Crafty Creations 'anything but card', Creative Inspirations 'one for the guys', Cards for men 'transport..can a skateboard do the job?', Cute Daisy May 2nd, Allsorts 'male', Simon says 'anything', CCT 'different corner', Crafty Ribbons 'anything and ribbon' and Here come the boys ', free (twilled tape) image'. That's about it, thankyou for popping by.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Hi again to all, hope everything is good. I've another set of bookmarks to show you using a fab school digi image from Linnie ( many thanks), coloured with Promarkers, bright pink card from stash, backing paper from Crafts Beautiful January d/load..absolutely loved this paper printout, sentiment is from the fantastic Nutcrafters, it's so uplifting to give an aim in life. If you can please send out just one card to PostPals, they really don't ask for more, are just wonderful great kids and want to lead a normal healthy lifestyle. Many of the children have big breaks from their school depending on their illness and I thought if this could give a push and positive attitude then all is good. Luscious satin ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop which is a rich Fuchsia shade is just perfect for the girlies.
I'm not sure if there's a school here in the uk which has this colour of uniform but I went with it as it was for one of the challenges so here it goes..Craft Your Passion 'colour combo', Cute Daisy May 'card for a child', The Pretty Little Ribbon 'flowers & ribbon', Incy Wincy 'pearls & lace', Charisma 'hearts & flowers', Love to create  2nd and Paperplaytime 'throw  a bit of'. So that's it for today, at some point I'm hoping to do some for the boys.. have a great evening.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Wishing you the best of days! Hi to all crafty bloggers, today I've got some bookmarks to share with you, made them yesterday with 'hugs & kisses' freebie digi image that Krista so kindly gave away at the weekend. Absolutely stunning sweet image, had so much fun colouring her with my Promarkers and this little batch is destined to some sweet children at Post Pals soon! I found some doilies which I halved, some dotty rich red grosgrain ribbon from a market stall, punched some mini daises and linked them up with my fine liner pen. That beautiful sentiment at the top is stamped from the wonderful Nutcrafters sentiment sheet (fab impressions, loving their stamps that I recently won..many thanks katie and team). I've kept them flat so they go through the post without any extra postage for bumpy bits.
The back is stamped sentiment. So now for several challenges, Saturated Canary 'movies..I'm going with 'p.s. I Love You', Love To Create 'anything goes with sentiment', Live, laugh, Stamp 3rd entry word challenge 'anyhting', Dream Valley 3rd, CRAFT 'love/valentines', Crafty Ribbons 'love', One Stop Craft 'sparkle/bling' as is Creative Craft, I Love promarkers 2nd, Inky Chicks 'bingo..ribbon, sentiment, flowers', Come and Get it 'tic,tac,toe..glitter,free (image), ribbon', Bearly Mine 'tic,tac,toe..fancy corners, stamped, digi image, glitter', LEJ 'stitching'.  One more thing..the very talented Debbi is having a birthday candy giveaway this week, so go and get your name in!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Pink, lilac and 'lime'??? Hi everyone, this one doesn't seem right to me..I've used a stunning image and sentiment from Bugaboo, coloured with Promarkers, some stamped words on the right and sprinkling of glamour dust.
Quickly onto the challenges..I Love Promarkers 'anything' as is Creative Inspirations, Catch the bug 'bingo..sentimnt, image, ribbon', Creative card Crew 'girly' as is Dream valley 2nd, Kaboodle Doodles 2nd, Incy Wincy 'make us laugh', Crazy 'partytime', Love to create '3 fave, lilac,lime'. I hope everythings good where you are, snow to come and more or less a thaw..can't wait!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Hi blogging crafters! Hope you're all well and doing plenty of crafting by staying in the warm..I can't believe the snow that fell few days ago is just laying there...temperatures must be so low that it's not moving anywhere fast. Onto my simple card for a few challenges using embossing folder 'stylized flowers', EK Success layering butterfly punch..I'm so glad i bought this, they're stamped ontop with a freebie bird stamp received with Craft Stamper magazine along time ago, some sheer ribbon, sentiment done on the computer.
Challenges are 5...Flutterby Wednesdays ( I won some fab Bugaboo digi's last week..many thanks), LIM 'friends' as is Stamping Sensations 2nd entry, used sketch from Fetch a Sketch and Kaboodle Doodles 'ribbon'. Wishing you all a fab day, many thanks for coming over.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Hi all, it's snowed.. and snowed... and snowed,  schools are closed today, there's several layers of the last few days that it's so treacherous to be venturing out anywhere, instead my table's been covered with several wins and I simply couldn't wait to use this one from Nutcrafters (wonderful people), i've quite a collection to get through ( I feel incredibly lucky and will be sending some simple cards for the Postpals children as it seems a while since I sent a batch off). This wonderful image is called 'bouquet for you'..coloured with Promarkers, ideal for a thankyou card! Digi papers were free from Craft fairy on one of the scrapbooking freebie websites, fab pink grosgrain ribbon with gorgeous stitching, sentiment from American Crafts stamps.
You may notice a sneak peek on the inside, ever so slightly.
I'm still creating a few personal gifts as this time of year seems to be full of birthdays, and  joyous ocassions. Still I like to make time for challenges too so there are several.. Nutcrafters 'flower power' as is Allsorts, One Stop craft 'thankyou', used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, Stampin for the weekend 'girlie' as is Dream Valley, Totally Papercrafts 'embossing',CCT 'diamonds are forever..the rhinestones on the butterflies', I Love Promarkers 2nd, Paper Pretties 2nd, Glitter n Sparkle 'sentimental', Crafts and me 2nd, and Bearly Mine 3rd. Many thanks for the lovely comments, all so appreciated, stay in the warm, bye!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Afternoon, what a cold spell we're in is totally freezing and we're expecting our fuel bills any day now! Certainly not looking forward to that instead today I'm focusing my little energy on countryside and much warmer days. Everything here is digi..paper from Stephanie Weightman's blog some time ago, she gave away papers that were being aired on QVC, brilliant image and gorgeous sentiment from the lovely Paulette from 'for the birds' blog hop. Thankyou to their fab team who showcased very well all the beautiful digis! And yes it's one of the triangle cards that I've got into recently with an offsided topper. Satin Ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop, charm was part of a win.
Some challenges...LEJ 'metal', Craft Your Passion 'gone country', Crazy 4 'shape it up', Allsorts 2nd, Bearly Mine 2nd, Crafts & Me 2nd and Papertake 4th. Heating is going on full blast, the snows just started to fall! Take care everyone if your out and about.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Good evening all..still very chilly, crisp and we'll be having some more snow Friday!  Stay warm and safe if you're experiencing this kind of weather where you are...onto my card which is another triangle one using  a very new LOTV stamp from their fab release and was one i chose 'telephone ted' (I'm loving my win, there's so much I've not even had time to ink up but will get to it eventually), coloured with Promarkers, side sentiment from American Crafts clear stamp, bottom one from 'thinking of you' stamp. Leaf dies from Marianne Creatables, flower die from Baby Face cuttlebug, button from Fantastic Ribbons, pink twine from Meiflower and a scrap piece of ribbon attached, found a lilac epoxy heart in my stash for the telephone centre.
Challenges entered are...I Love Promarkers 'layer it up', Crafts & Me 'something new..stamp', Kaboodle Doodles ' buttons', Paper Pretties 'ribbon' as is Totally Papercrafts, Bearly Mine 'anything goes' as are Bunny Zoes 2nd, Glitter n sparkle 2nd, Live Laugh Stamp 2nd, and Allsorts 'dies 7 punches'. Many thanks for popping over, until next time bye!

Monday, 14 January 2013

We have snow!!! It's sooo cold that I'm not planning to venture anywhere in a hurry. So I thought I'd make another baby card (you can never have enough). Wonderful image from Sassy Cheryls, no dp's again, tried chalking some clouds around the image, just love this plain look with a few embellishments, Tags and top sentiment from LOTV newest sets (love them), top peach triangle is left over from a previous card, button dies from Cuttlebug Baby Face, coloured with my trusted Promarkers, single pearl to finish on some sheer ribbon.
Several challenges...Promarker 'peach & blue', Sassy Cheryls CAS, Bunny Zoes 'anything goes' as are Gliiter n Sparkle, Papertake 3rd and newest challenge Live laugh Stamp, Totally Papercrafts 'ribbon', Incy Wincy 'tic, tac, toe...went with distress, pearl and tag', Wags n Whiskers 'celebration', Crafty Catz 'button & bows', Pink Gem 'new beginnings'. Many thanks for the lovely comments, take care and stay warm indoors! 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Hi, hope everyone's looking forward to a rest after a hard working week..bitterly chilly and expecting flurries of snow in a day or two for us. So even though we've just finished with christmas, I thought it may be a good idea to make some special but simple ones for friends who have had a bit of sadness around this special season. No dp's on this one..instead, embossing, bit of lift with foam pads and sprinkle of Glamour Dust. Wonderful meeces are House Mouse from the 'singing angels' rubber sheet ( I won them from their fab challenge blog..thanks Barry and House Mouse). Sentiment from American crafts, corner holly stamp and bottom border free from a magazine. I absolutely love this one, many more on the sheet to play with too! Coloured with Promarkers.
Challenges entered are 10... House Mouse 'hugs and kisses at christmas', ABC christmas 'a for animal', Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 'no Rudolph', Crafty Hazelnuts monthly challenge 'anything goes' as is Christmas Cards All year round, Christmas at Sweet Stampin 'cold & frosty', CCC 'snow & ice', Love to Create 'winter wonderland', Christmas Card Challenges 'rip it ,tear it, sand it', Jingle Belles Rock 'all things new..HM stamps'. That's all for now, stay warm all!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Happy Friday to all! Hope everyone is shaking off those nasty viruses. We're feeling a bit better after more than our fair share and pleased to say I still have been creating presents for upcoming birthdays. Today I'll show a gift box with its own lid, I made a couple of these before christmas, paper is from Michele (I've been a follower for a while and these gorgeous papers were given to followers on her fab blog..many thanks Michele, at last I've found a good use for them). Gorgeous 'friendship' image from the lovely Paulette that I've touched up with Promarkers to give them a little colour, made it into a tag, cream lace and ribbon from stash. So it looks like this present is mostly made from digitals.
This is the top of the lid, sentiment from Paulette.
So lots of challenges...Sir Stampalot 'friendship', Crafty Ribbons 'new beginnings' maybe new friendships, Creative CraftCrafty Creations 'new' (image and sentiment) as are Incy Wincy, Crafty Calendar, I Love Promarkers 'tag it', Inky Impressions 'sentiment', Inky Chics (fab new challenge blog..yippeee) 'anything' as are Dream Valley, Papertake 2nd, Totally Papercrafts 'ribbon', Craft Your passion 'vintage, shabby chic', and Stamptacular Sunday 'don't be square'. I think there's enough there!!! Wishing you all a fab day and thankyou for all the wonderful comments.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Morning! Today I've got this fab digi sentiment from the lovely Paulette to show you. I've outlined with my black Promarker, fine liner for the doodling and faux stitching, lovely ribbon from Meiflower, inexpensive butterfly charm and a dangling cut out butterfly from a strip of acetate. I also coloured in the word 'friendship' with yellow Promarker.
Challenges entered are only 5..LIM 'black,white plus a splash of colour' as is Simon Says, Flutterby Wednesdays, Allsorts 'cas' and Stampin for the weekend 'anything goes'. Hope that the flu's and colds are under contol, they just seem to be non-stop this year. Take care all!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Well, I'm back with another post..I received a lovely triangle christmas card and yes you can guess I've kept it nearby as a template to use. Image is from Saturated Canary 'rainy day' from the fabulously talented Krista. Coloured with Promarkers, Polka Doodles paper, pleated lace, glitter glue in her lovely hair and single rhine stone for flower.
So challenges are 10...Saturated Canary song theme, mine is 'Umbrella by Rihanna', Crafty Creations 'anything goes' as are My Mums Craft Shop, Papertake Weekly, Crafty Catz. Bearly Mine 'something old- lace, something new- image', Paper Pretties wednesday 'bling', Charisma 'monochrome' as is I Love Promarkers, Creative Inspirations 'celebration'. Wishing you all a fab evening!
Hi to everyone, hope there's a good start for 2013 for all! I thought a bit of crochet was in order for today, I do have a card done but I thought I'd post these wonderful headbands that I've crocheted over the holidays. Very quick to make and very happy young ladies to give them to. The grey is chunky wool, deep width as she wanted it like that, flower and vintage button (of which I've many), the navy is ordinary double knitting wool, slim as it's for a 6 year old (everything has to be pink) to go with a lovely outfit. Finished with a single sparkly gem sewn in with cotton thread. Nice little earner if any one wants to give it a go. Bye for now.