Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween if you're celebrating tonight and please stay safe. My card is using a fab stamp from Nutcrafters, sentiment is theirs too. Coloured with Promarkers, and I've not forgotten one of my first buys 'The Light Box'...well I've got all my stencils I spent a fortune on and won't be in a rush to throw away. So as I was following a sketch I've embossed some doggy bones and cute little doggies on the right side for a bit of texture. You may notice there's no design papers here too, just simple distressing around the edges and a single star from a candy stamp I won a little while ago.

So onto 10 challenges...Nutcrafters 'Autumn splendour', Natalie & Amy 'for the boys', Cards For Men 'way to go', MAWTT 'no design paper', Creative Inspirations 'bingo..diagonal..stamp, white, distress', I Love Promarkers 'anything goes' as is Simon says. Allsorts 'treemendous' and Sweet Stampin 'wood, trees, leaves'. sketch from Sketch Saturday. Have a brilliant last day of October, bye.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Happy Monday bloggers! Wow, what a few days of build up to this Super Storm, but we've escaped very mildly in the Midlands I'm glad to say. Hope everyone is happy and safe. Onto my card using this fab stamp HM 'Yarn Tales' (love this one as it's always so well received), coloured with Promarkers, Glamour Dust added to the wool, 'Rabbit Feet' stamp added to the left, pink twine from Meiflower, sentiment and scroll stamp from Nutcrafters, colourised using the same Promarker as the wool and popped it on some foam pads. Some teeny tiny buttons along the bottom.

So a few challenges I think...Joanna Sheen 'buttons', HM monthly # 2nd  'twine' as are LIM and Creative Knockouts, Sir Stampalot 2nd. Thankyou for visiting and leaving your kind comments,bye!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Hello again. I didn't think I was going to get another 'halloweeny' creation on here but I've somehow managed. This time it's a carton made using the fab Donna's freebie d/loads and talented Krista's SC digi image 'fastfood flyby', coloured with Promarkers and with pink hair. Some Stampin Up stars (used the same Promarker instead of ink) and cut them out, little computer generated notice in Blackadder font to say which way the 'fly-thru' is and I've tried a little trick with the pointed finger. You see, really the stamp stamped the finger the other way so I stamped onto strong acetate and then stamped that under my sentiment. I think I need a bit of practice with that technique, but I'm glad it's pointing the way the cute witch is travelling! Some flashy orange ribbon and a button to tie together.

So lots of challenges...mainly on the spooky/halloween themes, CCT, Simon Says, My mums craft shop 2nd, Crafty Creations, Stampin for the weekend, Inky Impressions, Created with love 2nd. Crafty Little fairies 'anyhting goes', I Love Promarkers 'pink hair', Pennys 'buttons & bows', Crafty Ribbons 'anything but card', CCC 2nd, Totally Papercrafts 'no squares', MAWTT 2nd and Pink Gem 'more than 1 fold'. Wow, there are alot there, if any do not match the rules (I've checked but could be wrong) please disqualify, I won't mind at all. Have an entertaining Saturday whatever you're doing, bye!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Hi, it's such a bright day, hope it is where you are. My creation is a kind of tall card but with 2 pieces. Swiss dots folder used for the back piece and a freebie christmas tree embossing folder which came with a magazine couple of years ago. Made the sentiment using 'baby face' dies in my cuttlebug. Finished with a little glitter glue.

So a few challenges namely...LIM 'trees' as is Papertake, Charisma 'white on white', Crafty Hazelnuts 'peace', and last of all Crafty Hazelnuts Monthly anything challenge. Thankyou for all the lovely comments. Bye for now.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Hi to all! Firstly can I say my deepest thoughts are with all those good folks over on the other side of the world who are suffering so badly with all those raging fires in parts of Australia. I cannot imagine how they must be coping thinking the inevitable of losing their home in this way. Whether it be a man-made catastrophie or nature taking its toll I hope this situation doesn't get any worse, please stay safe. It is truly touching and sad to see how all this has effected people in Australia. 

So with that off my little brain, I'll tell you about my shaped card using my Go Kreate dies which you've seen alot of lately. Used a HM stamp 'finding friendship, stamped with walnut stain distress ink and coloured with Promarkers, used an old wooden effect digi scrap for the fence, computer generated sentiment and just distressed with my unpicker haberdashery tool. No glitter, finished off with twine to hold it together. I wasn't sure if this elegant shape would go for a man card, what do you think?

So onto the challenges...firstly HM challenge 'anything goes with twine' and  they're blog hopping so I'll be there after this, Sentimental Sundays 'happy birthday shaped/easel', Creative Craft 2nd, Sir Stampalot 'all creatures great and small', Fab n Funky 'distress', MAWTT 'shaped', Ribbon Girls 'brown', Creative Inspirations 'anything goes' as are MIM 2nd and Challenges 4 Everybody. Wishing you all a safe day, take care.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Hi and welcome to another posting. Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the upcoming festivities around this time of the year. Halloween is not really celebrated here in the UK as much as it is over the pond so my creations for this spoooky time of the year aren't many but I've managed to use a fab template from Scrapbooking Mad website to create this fab popcorn tub. I remember when my children were at primary school we would watch 'Hocus Pocus' on the video at around this time in the evenings......and how technology has changed now 'HD, pause, live record....and so on' great for the next generation but a bit of a struggle for me to get my head around it. Anyway it is absolutely pouring with rain for the last 2 days or so and my pic may not be that clear, dismal, grey, dark skies aren't the best!!!
So onto my practical gift is using gorgeous d/load digi paper from talented Donna, embossing on the black square, pre-coloured image 'cute witch' from lovely Janet, Basic Grey lime brads and orange tissue paper for the sweet candy to sit on (you can see the 'fizz packet') just popping out! Oh next to it is my home grown pumpkin (my first ever).

Challenges entered are 10...Pink Gem Challenge 'halloween' as are My Mums Craft Shop, Dream Valley, Glitter n Sparkle, Created with love are also having a party hop. Creative Crafts are celebrating their 4th blogaversary yippeee with 'anything goes' as is Challenges 4 Everybody. Great pic inspiration at Cupcake Inspairations, CCC 'sun, moon, stars...I've got 2', CCT 'candyman..mine is for halloween'. Wishing you all a super day!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Good afternoon all! Well I'm carrying on with these Go Kreate die cards, love this shape at the moment. Used a fab LOTV stamp 'milly, me and my dog', coloured with Promarkers, bottom sentiment came free with a mag, grunge sentiment is from LOTV too! EK Success butterfly punch, ribbon, faux stitching and glamour dust to finish. 

So onto some challenges...Crafty Little Fairies 2nd, Ideas To Inspire 'anything goes', Ribbon Girl 'anything goes with LOTV', Created With Love 'sewing..real/faux', Bunny Zoes October # 'ribbon', Joanna Sheen 'so sweet...went with seriously cute', Crafty Ribbons 2nd, Nutcrafters 'hand coloured skills', Bearly Mine and MIM are both 'anything goes'. Hope you enjoy a great day!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

I'm back again with another creation for the I'm sure everyone knows October is Breast Awareness month. We must continue to give our support and hope to all those that are suffering and also keep going for all those important checks. My card is using a fab digi win from Glitter N Sparkle challenge blog. Scribble Designs gave away 3 images and this was one of them that I chose. Hope you like it.

Challenges entered...LUFP 2nd, Allsorts ABC's 'H for hope', used the lovely sketch from Sketch Saturday, Stampin for the weekend 'anything goes' as is Challenges 4 Everybody, Papertake 2nd '2 by 2...pair of wings', and Crafty Little Fairies 'pretty in pink'. Wishing you a great Sunday!

Happy Sunday! Today my creation is for only a few challenges but I really wanted an excuse to use this fab bonus win digi image from Stampin for the weekend challenge blog. Rebekah very kindly sent me a bonus image 'fast food fly' aswell as my win from Saturated Canary (many thanks). Love Krista's drawings...I've coloured using Promarkers, top freebie sentiment, one on side is from Nutcrafters. Bright flourescent ribbon to brighten my cas card.

Challenges entered...Saturated Canary 'seasons greetings...halloweeen', LIM 'witches& layer', Sweet Stampin 'halloween as is Crafty Catz and Glitter n sparkle 'add some orange'. Hoping to be back soon!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Hi to everyone out in crafty blogland! Well, what a cold night we've had with all those cold cold winds yesterday and today it's drizzling. So my day is indoors crafting and my creation is mainly for the Link Up For Pink's their 3rd party and what a great challenge to raise awareness to get those checks done for Cancer and most importantly caught early can be treated well these days. I believe a cure for this horrid disease may not be far away!

I used this gorgeous digi image 'primrose rocks' which was a freebie on their fab blog Crafty Sentiments, coloured with Promarkers, bright pink digi paper from Papercrafts magazine d/loads, tag and sentiments from Nutcrafters. If you'd like to see the back just scroll one post down. Challenges entered... Link Up For Pink, Crafty sentiments 'anything goes' as are MIM, Challenges 4 everybody, Crafty Ribbons 'butterflies', ABC 'w for words', Inky Impressions 'glitter & sparkle', Penny's 2nd, Bearly Mine 2nd, Papertake 'two by two...2 flowers'. That's all for now, have a great Friday!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Hello blogland, quick post again. I've used this fantastic Autumn image free from Digi Darla's blog..he's absolutely gorgeous and I immediately thought of a 'thinking of you' card. Coloured with Promarkers, tag and sentiment from Nutcrafters, the other is from LOTV which comes with a stamp. Some die flowers and leaves and I used a freebie stamp to decorate the top layer of each. Bit of twine on tag to finish!

The back so it stand easily. Now the challenges...Digi Darla, Crafty catz 3rd, I Love Promarkers 'brown and orange', Penny's 'anything but square', Bearly Mine 'ribbon, string, twine', Creative Card Crew 'tag', CCT 2nd, and CRAFT 'cats, dogs, pets'. Bye for now.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Hi, another simple card for a few challenges! This fun digi image is called 'gift bearing snowman' by Sassy Cheryl, hardly any colouring, die cut button from Baby Face dies. Challenges entered...Sassy Cheryl's 'anything goes', Paper Creators 'dies/punches', Winter Wonderland 'buttons & bows', LIM 'white christmas, white on white', and Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Monthly challenge. Bye for now.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Hi just a quick post to show another simple creation using a digi Bugaboo image with embossed flowers background, stamped sentiment in corner, a Simon Says stamped cupcake image from one of their exclusive sets coloured with Promarkers. Glamour Dust on cupcake and ribbon to finish!

Challenges entered... Ribbon Girls 'make it sparkly', Crafty Ribbons 2nd, Crafty Catz 2nd, Totally papercrafts 2nd, I Love Promarkers 2nd 'Happy Birthday To You, by Marylin Monroe', Fab n Funky 2nd, Simon Says 2nd, Papertake 3rd, Creative Crafts 3rd and Pennys 3rd. Pheww, that's a lot there! Have a fab evening.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Hi, another cas card using Bugaboo's Gus and the sentiment comes with it. Such a fun image. I've stamped the card with one of the Stampin Up stamps (simply stars) I won on MIM's 3rd Birthday Party from Shirley Anne's blog..'thankyou so much' and I hope you like what I've done with my win. Digi image coloured with Promarkers, I colourised the sentiment too as it was on white card and this one I used today is slightly off-white, distressed sentiment with my unpicker from sewing machine, stamped another single star on spare piece and cut out, added with a small metal brad.

I know that these cards are so simple to do with not much thought to papers and choosing matting and layering papers etc but I'm quite enjoying a little change before I get back into some of the normal ones for me. So onto challenges... firstly Totally Papercrafts 'humour', CCT 'signs of distress..on the sentiment', Glitter n Sparkle 3rd meatal brad, I Love Promarkers 'song... When I'm 64 by the Beatles', Crafty Catz 'anything' as are Pennys 2nd, Creative Craft 2nd, Papertake 2nd, MIM 2nd and Challenges 4 everybody 2nd. Bye for now.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Hi, my card today is very simple...I managed to decoupage this wonderful fairy image (one of 2 that were printed on the sheet) from Ching-Choux Kuik. Quite liking decoupage as I needed to do some cas ones for my box. I do like to emboss them with  my cuttlebug so I used Swiss Dots folder, posh ribbon and charm, wonderful Grunge sentiment from LOTV and glitter glue in her hair to finish.

Lots of challenges...Simon says 'dotty', Fab n Funky 'ribbon' as is Crafty Ribbons, Flutter by Wednesdays 'use fave things ...embossing folder', Crafty Creations 'winged things' as is Sweet Stampin 2nd entry, Pennys Challenge 'anything goes' as are Creative Craft and Papertake, Glitter n Sparkle 2nd, Make it Monday and Challenges 4 Everybody. Have a fab afternoon all!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hi to crafting blogland, hope all is well! It's October already, everything seems to be fast paced these days and I find it hard to catch up on some of my favourite challenges, never mind I've got a card for the LIM challenge..I've wanted to take part again so here it is using a lovely fairy 'fearn' digi image from Pollycrafts, coloured with my Promarkers, sentiment is stamped, pearl and glitter glue to finish.

Challenges entered are 5...LIM is a fab sketch, Pollycrafts 'birthday girls', Stampin for the weekend 'fairies & fantasies', Sweet Stampin 'things with wings' and Crafty Catz 2nd. Have a lovely evening.