Saturday, 9 March 2013

Happy Saturday, tomorrow is Mothering Sunday in the UK..hope all mothers new and old get a well deserved pampering! Today this is exactly how I feel (I might just send this one to myself), loved making it as it didn't need much brainpower, gorgeous springy digi image from Paper Pretties called 'April', coloured with Promarkers, stamped a fab sentiment and striped stitching from American crafts stamps. Found a lovely bit of posh ribbon to finish!

So this was made mainly for the LIM challenge blog which is 'one layer with stripes and spots', Crafty Catz 'stitched up' as is Pennys challenges, Created with love 'anything goes' and Paper Pretties 'texture..i used dry embossing. Wishing you a fab day and many thanks for the kind comments.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Hi, thanks for coming over today, as promised it's a special post. The very lovely Brenda from Stamping Sensations asked me if I'd like to guest design for March's Monthly challenge, ofcourse it was a 'yes' and a huge pleasure to be invited. I won some fab goodies in January from Stix 2 so many thanks to them for that too! The theme for March is 'The Great Outdoors', my little offering is a LOTV girly stamp 'milly and my dog', absolutely love this one too just like all the others. I went with one of my 'now' very typical triangle cards...hope you're not fed up of seeing these!  Image coloured with Promarkers, sentiemnt from Nutcrafters set, MS fence punch, created my own tree, heart from Spellbinders die set, leaves from Marianne Creatables, pearls from stash, finished with bit of glamour dust on the grass, oh I deliberately left one side of the fence overhanging! Really that's it on my card, there's so much to see over at the challenge blog, alot of amazing talent that's mind blowing. I'd like to thank Brenda and the fab team for all their hard work that is put into running of challenge blogs, prizes etc, very challenging work in itself I'm sure. Hope you too have a moment to join in this month and you never know there may be a prize with your name on it. 

Some challenges I'd like to enter..Natalie & Amys 'dies', Inky Chicks 2nd, Paper Pretties 2nd, Crafts & Me 2nd, Simon says 2nd, My Mums Craft shop 'spring', Cupcake Inspirations are celebrating their 200th challenge with a hop and some gorgeous prizes! Have a brilliant Sunday all until next time, bye.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Happy St. David's Day! It's already the first day of March..can't wait for the weather to be a little warmer so I get to potter around and actually do a bit of planting. I'm hoping it's not too long, yesterday was a beautiful sunny day. Onto my circle card which has been a 'work in progress', there's been so much happening to me the last 2 weeks I nearly gave up!!! But at last you can probably guess it's for the Ideas To Inspire blog where there's tonnes of fab inspiration and they're celebrating 9 years of LOTV..I remember when I first saw both talented ladies on the Create & Craft channel many years ago. So 'A Very Happy Birthday LOTV!' I love all your stamps, some of them I've been very lucky to win and then others I bought but just not had the time to give them a  first inking, ashamedly they're still in their wallets. I used digi paper from Polka Doodles cd, absolutely wonderful fairy image 'cake glorious cake', beautiful to colour, used Promarkers, decoupaged the yummy cake, lace from stash, seam binding from Crafty Ribbons, spellbinders heart die, leaf dies from Marianne Creatables, scroll, tag stamp with sentiment from the wonderful Nutcrafters, the bottom sentiment from 'little dot LOTV stamp'. Finished off with glamour dust on the fairy wings!

So the challenges this one will go for as follows..Ideas to Inspire 'birthday' as is Inky Chicks, Simon says 'anything' as is Crafty Ribbons, Bearly Mine 2nd, Kaboodle Doodle 'bling', Paper Pretties 'punch' (the whole in the tag)', Crafts & Me 'punches & dies....leaves, heart', Promarker 'circle cards', Cupcake Craft 2nd, Flutter by Wednesdays '3 or more layers..cake', I Love Promarkers 'pearls, lace', and Stamping for the weekend 'lace'. Lots again I'm afraid, come back Sunday for a special post and many thanks for visiting!