Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Hi and a very Happy New Year! Hope that 2015 will bring togetherness for all, happiness, understanding and willpower for success.
My card is very simple using 'reindeer silhouette' from Bugaboo images, printed onto card with sentiment on the computer. Bit of faux stitching, embossing on the cuttlebug, slim black ribbon with bow and single sequin.
Challenges entered are...Simon Says, CCC 2nd Penny's 3rd final, Glitter n sparkle, That Craft Place, TTCRD, Paper Shelter, CRAFT, Crazy, CCT, Catch the bug 'bingo...bugaboo image, ribbon, non-traditional xmas colours, Cupcake Inspirations, Creative Inspirations Xmas /New Year. Thankyou to all for visiting this year, I do hope you will continue next year, wishing you all the very best!

Friday, 26 December 2014

Hi everyone, hope that christmas day was a happy time for you all and a great chance for togetherness. My heart goes out to all those affected by trauma and tragedy at this time particularly when it's so sudden. My thoughts go out to all those affected. To my card seems my blue stamping hasn't come out too well on this one but I promise you it's there in the top right and bottom too. The light outside has faded so quickly today and not showing well in the pic.... we're expecting snow tomorrow that's maybe why. This stamp is from Crafty Sentiments called 'best friends' is a joy to colour with Promarkers...kept to mainly blue. Top stamped sentiment is an old QVC set of clear stamps (maybe you can spot a happy mistake there) and if you look lower down the ball is from a See Dee set and yet another happy mistake. Hope you like it, I'm trying to get ahead for the January birthdays.

Only 8 challenges for thus one....Crafty Sentiments, Little Claires, Get Creative, Sweet, white, brown. Cute Card, Creative Knockouts, I Love Promarkers, Paula Holifield's A little bit crafty. Thankyou for visiting, wishing you all a fab christmas! 

Friday, 19 December 2014

Hi, my next card is using the same Marianne Design bauble die with some fancy paper at the back and cut round, popped onto foam for a lift. Some ribbon glued down, faux stitching, stamped sentiment, punched snowflakes and  small white centres waste from another die.

Stamped sentiment inside.

Hello again crafty bloggers. I've got a little carried away with my knitted bootees that my last few cards are still on the 'to do' list. This one opens as shown above to reveal a stunning die cut bauble from Marianne Design. It was free with one of the magazines I get. I used up scraps for the bauble design, what fantastic way to use the remnants of posh wedding invites...the cards are too good to throw away and of fab quality. I laid the bauble onto some blue card and cut round, thread some slim ribbon through, punched snowflakes with sequins, stamped border snowflakes from a freebie stamp.

Stamped sentiment from Sweet & Sassy stamps.

Challenges entered are...Crafty Creations, Penny's, Stamping Chef, Crafty Hazelnuts, Crafty Hazelnuts Extra, Papertake, CCC, Die Cuttin Divas 'tis the season to be jolly', Cuttlebug, Crafty Catz, Cute card, Crafting by designs, Creative Inspirations, Sentimental Sundays, Dream Valley, Glitter n sparkle and Come and get it. I'll be back in a little while with my other card using the same die, bye.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Hi everyone. My creations have been too far and inbetween...but I thought I'd show this cute digi from Faith with some wonderful digi paper from Nikky's cd. Image coloured with Promarkers, star stamp in corner, heat embossed top sentiment and a couple of printed tickets onto kraft. Finished with glamour dust on that huge present.

inside sentiment

Challenges entered are...Penny's, MAWTT, Crafting Musketeers, Natalie & Amy, Get Creative, Cards Galore, Through the craft room door, Sentimental Sundays, The Stamping Chef, Simon Says, Creative Inspirations, A little bit crafty, and CCC 2nd. Hope all is well in blogland...I'm catching up with some birthday cards for the new year. Many thanks for your lovely comments.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Hi again, I thought you might like to see a small batch of special tall cards for some family members. A full size A4 card is used with top corners rounded off, Pre-coloured  image from Nikky's Paper Boutique 2 Creative Christmas cd..marvellous images with some exciting fun and easy cards to make. Heat embossed sentiment on top, faux stitching and stamped sentiment inside. Easy peasy cards!

Challenges are...Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas, Crafty Hazelnuts Extra , Papercreator 3rd, MAWTT, CRAFT, Fab N Funky, Crafting by designs, Digitally Sweet, Get Creative. Have a great weekend and many thanks for visiting.

Hello my crafty friends! It's been so cold here in the UK and we're getting the hard frosts which could mean 'snow' for some parts of the British Isles. Do I sound like the weather lady? Well I'm very snug and warm indoors making the last of my December cards, some which are birthdays that fall so close to christmas. I've had this cute dude digi image for a long time (win from Incy Wincy...many thanks). Coloured with Promarkers, alphabet die cuts Baby Face from Provocraft, that star stamp from Crafters Companion QVC long time ago, some scraps of digi paper from Nikky's Polka Doodle cd. The sentiment at the bottom from Paper Pretties which is heat embossed and while my heat gun is out I've decided to do other cards too. Inside you'll see a stamped sentiment.

Challenges entered are several...Dream Valley, I Love Promarkers, Crafty Creations, Papertake,CCC, Crafty Sentiments, The Paper Shelter...they're having their 4th Birthday and a hop so I'll be there later, Stamping Chef, Kenny KS Krafty Krew, Cards Galore, Through the craftroom door, That Craft Place. Some challenges are new to me, I hope my entry qualifies. Wishing you all a happy weekend, I'll be back later to fit another post in as tomorrow my uni baby is coming home for christmas...Yippeee! Time seems so valuable these days, bye for now.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Hello again, it's the middle of the week, we're nearly there..2 days to the weekend. Hope that we're all wrapped up warm, there's definitely a very chilly spell coming. No matter, this digi cutie is a joy to colour with my Promarkers, from Oak Pond called 'sledin snowman'...doesn't he look like a load of fun! I ran out of daylight so had to photograph it with the wet glitter glue (so sorry), it's looking very sparkly now. Strips of paper are old from the lovely Pink Petticoat. I love Liz's digi papers! A ticket printout, one stamped snowflake with a sequin to finish.

Challenges are 10...Ladybug Crafts, CAGI, Papercreator 2nd Sweet Stampin 2nd, Crafty Hazelnuts 2nd, Glitter n sparkle 2nd, MAWTT 2nd Frosty the snowman, ABC, Simon Says and Crafty catz 2nd. Hope to show some more, bye for now.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Hello blogland it's the first day of December. Hope all is well. Many thanks on your kind comments for the knitted bootees on my last post. My creation today is using a cute digi image I've had a long time....not too sure where I grabbed this freebie, could be Jelly Park?? So today my cuttlebug has been out for the shaped die from Go Kreate, some embossing on the kraft, X cut snowflake punch into some vellum, piece of old lace from stash, sentiment was free stamp with magazine as is the holly/berry stamp 3d'd, the robin is a stamp too, coloured with Promarkers...I've given my Frosty a warmish glow. The lovely silver dingly bells from The Ribbon Girls, twine from my flour bag.

Lots of challenges fit this one, so I'm going for them all! Winter Wonderland, Crafty Catz, Sweet Stampin, OSAAT, I Love Promarkers, Pink Gem 'kraft & black', Creative Inspirations, Fab n Funky, Simon Says, Paper Pretties, Penny's, The Stamping Chef, Cuttlebug, Crafty Sentiments, MAWTT 'song inspired..Frosty the snowman', Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas, Papercreator , Stamping Sensations 2nd and Glitter n sparkle. Many thanks for your lovely comments, they're always appreciated. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Hi to a rather chilly monday. Hope all is well where you are and in the best of health. Today I've a shaped card and some gorgeous pink hand knitted bootees to give as a little gift, I've even cellophane wrapped it. I'm quite enjoying my knitting frenzy of bootees at the mo and if I get enough made in the next couple of weeks I'll be wanting to sell them. So  Go Kreate die shape, digi paper from Nikky Halls Kraft cd...absolutely beautiful papers! Baby stamp 'cosy pram' from first inking and you'll recognise a fair few sentiment stamps which are from them too. Coloured with Promarkers.

The inside has one of their stamps on.
Now for 10 challenges...ABC..X for extra special, Crafting by designs, Penny's, Papertake, CCC, Natalie & Amy 3rd, Cuttlebug, Crafty little fairies, Ideas to inspire 2nd and Winter Wonderland. Thankyou for visiting today.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Hello all! I've recently become an aunty (again) and couldn't wait to make something for the baby's 1st christmas and as you can probably guess it's a boy. I made another of those pop up boxes, made my own paper design with plain blue paper overstamped with snowflake stamp and wonderful stitching stamp from LOTV Baby Companion set. You'll see pretty much everything used is from the lovely LOTV! The main image is Balloon Basket, absolutely a treat to colour with Promarkers, grunge messages, sentiment at the back is computer generated, snowflake punch used, ribbon bows, bit of scrap lace. I also got out my knitting needles to do the bootees and threaded through some ribbon. Dummy charm is a win from Ribbon Girls 'thankyou'.

Hope you like this set. I've several challenges now to enter...firstly Ideas to inspire sad it's the last one, Crafty little fairies, Papertake..I believe there's 2 and 4 legs, CCC 2nd, CYP B for baby, Little claires designs, Papercreators, Craft Creatoins, I Love Promarkers, Promarkers, Bearly Mine 2nd, CRAFT, Crafty Ribbons (bootees), Crafty Catz, Allsorts, Stamping Chef, Natalie & Amy 2nd, Glitter n sparkle, Stamping Sensations, Crafty Calendar, Paper Shelter and Crafting Musketeers. Such a lot....many thanks for coming over.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Never To Forget

Monday, 10 November 2014

Hello everyone, sorry it's been long since my last post. My card is using a fab and super cute HM image from the Christmas 'singing angels' rubber sheet, I always need a couple to send to friends whose Christmas is a bit sad and 'happy' doesn't seem appropriate hence the 'thinking of you',  coloured with Promarkers, Anita's gloss for the red berries, plenty of die work with a Go Kreative shape die, Spellbinders corners, embossing folder, created a tag with sentiment stamp, rhinestones, colourised some plain white ribbon with promarker. The HM challenge blog are celebrating 6 years with a blog hop, hope you'll have time to join in too!

Challenges are several... HM 'anything, brr it's cold outside', Gruffies & Guests, CYP 'b for berries', CCC, Papertake, Bearly Mine, Promarker Beatles song...Christmas time is here again, I Love Promarkers, Crafting By Designs, Crafty Creations..bow, Penny's, The Stamping Chef, Simon Says, CCT, Incy Wincy, MAWTT, CRAFT, Crafty Catz, Dream Valley, Cutie PieNatalie & Amy and Stamping Sensations. Have a fab evening! 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Hi everyone. Today my card is using 'yarn tales' from HM, coloured with Promarkers and as you can see a single layer card, sentiment from Elzybells stamp, phlox flower dies, embossing and gems, some sparkle on the wool. I stamped some footprints on the inside too. I thought this would make a nice thinking of you card for October Cancer Awareness month...sending big hugs to anyone who is suffering from this awful disease. We all need to be there for one another. Challenges entered are only 8...Ribbon Girls, AAGWAT, Allsorts, CYP flowers, gems, dies, CCT, HM, Gruffies and Guests 2nd and Creative Knockouts. Sorry it's a quick post but I have a lot to get through today, many thanks for coming over, bye.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Good afternoon all. Well the rain has taken a bit of a rest today...just a bit of drizzle in the air. I hope all is well for you and you like what you see here. I'm not a 'halloween person' as such but don't see any harm in all the fun. Here in the UK as you may know it's not celebrated that much so I don't really know what to actually do with any cards I make. Never the less it doesn't stop me joining in the fun challenges. This is a new HM stamp 'interview with a vampire' and I won it last year would you believe it...many thanks! Coloured with Promarkers, digi paper I beleive to be from the lovely Donna, fab sentiment from the talented Paulette, raffia for my bow, die cuts for my buttons. Hope this one counts for the many challenges I've found...some of them very new to me.
Challenges are....HM 'buttons & bows', Gruffies & Guests 'anyhting plus haloween, CCC 2nd, Glitter n Sparkle 2nd, Bearly Mine 'halloween' as is Ladybug Crafts, OSAAT 'anything with orange', Incy Wincy 'tiac,tac,toe..funny, free, just a little bad', Crafting by designs, QKR Stampede, Bunny Zoes 'animals', Papertake 'superfly...bats, Crafting from the heart and Sentimental Sundays 'buttons & sentiment'. Thankyou once again for leaving kind comments, I'm slowly making my way round to my favourite blogging buddies. Bye for now. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Hi there crafters. Today my creation is using this fab digi image from All Dressed Up, a new company to me who have started to sell these gorgeous images at Sugar great is that! They're having a hop and have given this freebie image to celebrate and enter their challenge. Coloured using Promarkers, digi paper from Pink Gem(freebie long ago), strip of pink ribbon, cupcake charm from The Ribbon Girls, die cut flowers with sequin centre, glitter glue to finish. Inside I placed an insert stamped with a sentiment and cupcakes using some Simon Says Stamps exclusive stamps. I hope you like this one as much as I do.

Challenges entered are 10... All Dressed Up, Promarker 'fave colour & white', Papertake 3rd, Creative Card Crew 'black cardstock', Crafty Calendar 'flowers, pink, sparkle', Glitter n Sparkle 'include black & white', The Stampin Chef 2nd, Crafty Little Fairies....apologies my first card didn't fit...I knew that long break hasn't done me much good ;), Creative Inspirations 2nd and Fab N Funky 'anything ribbon'. Hoping everyone is well rested for the new week ahead, many thanks for leaving your kind comments, bye.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Hi, I'm back with the card that I'd made last month. Lovely elegant d/load paper from Michele, distressed with walnut stain, glittered rose, alphabet dies, coloured insert added. I didn't have much time and made quite a few to send through the post to special ladies in my life. This one was believed to be bought but my handmade stamp was on the back.....I can imagine the ooooohing and aaaahing that went with it! No doubt this one was greatly received.
Challenges entered...Incy Wincy 'colour inspiration', Cupcake Inspirations 'I went with a few colours on there', Di's Digi Designs, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterened paper, Allsorts, Crafty little Fairies 'only 1 dp', The Stamping Chef, Crazy 'special lady', Papertake 2nd, Glitter n Sparkle 2nd, Catch the bug 2nd, Crafty Sentiments 2nd. Terrible weather out there today, gusts and even mini tornadoes.....stay safe wherever you are and thankyou for visiting today.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Hellooooo everyone! I'm finally back from a very long blog break (my longest since I started blogging) seems a lifetime since I was last here and I've really missed it. I did however try to keep an eye on my favourite blogs and tried to make the odd card to show here. I do hope life has been good to all. So onto my wall hanging for a birthday last month, subsequently I made a few more to post to special people. I used fab digi d/load paper from the magnificent Michelle, the bottom sentiment was a freebie too. The brown dotty paper I made myself with dotty stamp using walnut stain ink pad. Quite a lot of die work...the 'happy birthday' is from Wild Rose Studio finished with rhinestones. I also made a matching card using the fab paper which I'll show you soon but i'd like to enter this in some of my fave challenges.

Challenges entered are 10...mostly' anything goes'. Papertake, Polka Doodles, Crafty Sentiments, Catch the bug, ABC 'unique...anything', Creative Inspirations, Dream Valley, Glitter n Sparkle 'B for butterflies, black, brown', Sentimental Sundays 'bling it up and sentiment', Fab n Funky'ribbon'. I've found a new challenge blog so I'm making something to enter that, bye for now!

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Two posts in one day!!! Wow...this is unusual for me but as it is absolutely pouring it down every few minutes there is nothing for me to do except watch a pile of clothes that need ironing or wait until the house is empty to indulge in my new LOTV stamps. You can guess which I went for and the house is not empty at all, cooking still needs to be done but I'm sure I'll get a bit of help with that. How could I not ink this one 'time flies' it, tried to keep it simple as the embossing ones are always 'oohed and aaahed' over in my house. Stamped with a lilac ink pad some dandelion flowers for the background before embossing. Coloured with Promarkers, sentiments are LOTV too, found a bit of scrap lace, Phlox flower die and Marianne Creatables leaves die, bit of glamour dust to finish!

Challenges are several...Stampin for the weekend, Crafty catz, Paper Pretties, CYP, Promarker, I Love Promarkers 2nd, Ladybug Crafts Ink 2nd, Incy Wincy, Cardmania, Allsorts (it's their 5th Birthday...what a great milestone!) Stamp Sensations 3rd, Challenges 4 everybody 3rd, OSAAT, Ribbon Girls, Crafty Little fairies 3rd, Ideas to Inspire 2nd and Crafty Creations. Many thanks for coming over, every comment is appreciated.