Friday, 31 January 2014

Goodbye January and welcome to my newest followers! Today my card is featuring 'cutie booklover' from the fab Nutcrafters. Gorgeous little bookworm she is...yummy to colour in Promarkers. Used a Fiskers punch to give a lacey feel, some dots with my promarker, found some ribbon, pearls and twine in my stash box. I think red on any card for this time of year really dosen't have to be a valentine card, just the warm red gives that lovely feeling.

So onto the many challenges I'd like to enter...Nutcrafter 'cas' is Totally Papercrafts, Sweet stampin 2nd, Bunny Zoes, Loves Rubberstamps, Promarker 'anything goes' as are Created with love, PaperCreator, Crafty Catz, The Stamping Chef, Dream valley 2nd, Incy Wincy 'ribbons/pearls', OSAAT 'white plus one', Glitter n sparkle, Whoopsi daisy, Cuttlebug, Winter Wonderland 'digi days', CYP 'spots and stripes'. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Hi and welcome! I do love making cas cards and this is one I had planned in my head using the gorgeous LOTV 'football bears', they're so easy to separate off if you want to dot them around on a card, coloured with Promarkers, scroll and sentiment from Nutcrafters and if you visit regularly you'll know I use them a lot.

Just a few challenges..5...sketch from LIM, Crafty Little Fairies 2nd, Ideas to Inspire Monthly, Dream Valley and Sweet Stampin. Have a brilliant day!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Hi and a warm welcome to a restful weekend. I'm showing a fab cute girly digi I won from Glitter n sparkle blog some time ago..I made this card towards the end of last year but not had a challenge to enter it for. She's called 'lucy's cookie' from The Stamping Chef, what big eyes she has and was a delight to colour with Promarkers. The cookie sentiments came with it and I sneaked one on the inside of the card too.

Challenges entered are 8... The Stamping Chef, Whoopsi Daisy 'tic,tac,, die cuts, digi', CCT, Paper Pretties 2nd, Fab n Funky, Simon Says, Creative Knockouts and MIM 2nd. Have a lovely day!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Hi, what mild weather we're having for this time of snow to kill off those nasty bugs! I don't really like the fluffy stuff when you have to venture out but I'll gladly look through my window at the fantastic white covering it displays. Hope that spring arrives soon. Onto my card for a lovely little boy (little no more) as I've subtly placed his age on his trike. What a joy he is to be around and today he is celebrating his first double figure birthday. Image is a digi from some time ago 'mike on a trike' by Artish, lovely to colour with Promarkers, used some offcuts of digi paper, some button die cuts and ofcourse my trusted LOTV Grunge messages that say it so well!!! I've looked out the window and there is a hailstorm outside and children rushing to get home, oh dear...that is weird after my few words earlier.

Challenges are several...Dream valley 2nd, Love to create, Glitter n sparkle, Cupcake Inspirations, Allsorts, Sweet Stampin style at the mo is 'off the card', Digi darla 'B for buttons', Stampin for the weekend, Paula Hollifield 2nd, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper, I Love Promarkers, Paper Pretties, OSAAT, Crafty Sentiments, CRAFT and Craft Little Fairies 'sport...could it be quad racing even though this is a trike?' Hope you all have a fantastic day, bye. 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Hi, what a sunny Monday after a chilly start today. My card is using the fab Krista's Saturated Canary digi image 'rose red'. Beautiful to colour, as you can see I've given her a trendy hair colour with lots of sparkle too! Coloured with Promarkers, I'm sorry the glue hadn't dried properly under the sequins and I needed to get the pic before daylight went.

Challenges are 10...Promarker, I Love Promarkers, Penny's, ABC, sketch from Creative Inspirations, Inky Impressions, Incy Wincy, MAWTT, MIM and Challenges 4 Everybody 3rd. Thankyou for coming over, wishing you all a great start to the week.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

It's the weekend once again, I hope everyone's well and resting themselves. My creation is simple using a great digi from Digi Darla from their blog. I was determined to make this one as my hubby has a thing for ties, his tie rack is full in the wardrobe! I thought this would be a little card from his daughters' as they've not got enough hours in the day to make him one and ofcourse I'll get asked for one nearer the time. Coloured with Promarkers.

Challenges entered are 10...CYP, sketch from CCC, Digi Darla copy cat, Cardmania, Paper Shelter, Simon says 2nd, Winter Wonderland, Paper Pretties 2nd, Charisma and Di's Digi Designs.Wishing you all a fab saturday! 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Hi, today my creation is a very simple one mainly for the LIM challenge but I found a few others too. Stamps used came free with magazines, little glamour dust added but difficult to see.

Challenges entered are...LIM 'one layer with heart', My Mums Craft Shop 'love', Paper Pretties 'monochrome', Crafts and Me 'use a heart' and Simon Says 'emboss it'. Have a fab day all!

Monday, 13 January 2014

Good evening everyone! I've used some paper scraps (too good to throw away) on this card and some card candy I'd forgotten about. Sentiment is an old foam stamp and the cuddly digi is 'winter penguin' from Limited Runs (won from Incy Wincy challenge, many thanks). Coloured with Promarkers and kept it really simple for a male.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Happy Sunday! I was looking forward to the weekend with family functions that needed the whole family attending and it's gone by in a blink would you believe it. I'd got some ideas in my head and this was one of them. I won some really lovely digi's from the I Love Promarkers challenge blog recently called My Besties by Sherri Baldy so many thanks they'll be well used. Delight to colour with my Promarkers, some old scrap of digi paper from Polka Doodles which I originally used for a male card, MS doily lace punch, ribbon, pink twine, sentiment came with a magazine stamp set.

So challenges are 10...My Besties 'something new..I'm loving the off-the-card elements', Fab n Funky, Bearly Mine 'pic inspiration', Inky Impression, CYP 'fancy borders', Glitter n Sparkle 'bingo..bling, digi, lace', Nutcrafter, ABC, I Love Promarkers 'add a bow' and Hiding In My Craftroom 'super scraps saturday'. Wishing you a fab evening, stay warm we're in for a chill this coming week!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Hi, what a tis I've been in this morning....only to remember that tomorrow we're invited to an 18th and 16th in the same family ( a bit of a late invite I may add). So no going to the shops and spending at least £5 on the both, instead I dug out some large card blanks, cuttlebug dies and embossing folder, some stamps which I've mixed and matched and  a bit of doodling. For a quick job I don't think it's all that bad and yes you can guess they're both girls!!! They'll get a fair bit of cash included so I think that's fair too.

Inside stamped sentiment

I've got a few challenges to quickly enter these in..Crafty Catz' pretty in pink', Winter Wonderland 'monochrome', Crafty Hands, Polka Doodle, Charisma 2nd, Penny's and Papertake 2nd. Have a good Friday all!

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Hi, it's nearly the end of the week and soon into the weekend...yippeee!!! Hope that all is well and everyone is keeping warm and cuddling up infront of the fire. Today my creation is using a nearly forgotten stamp 'milton' from Wild Rose Studio, coloured with Promarkers and I've used scrapplings and offcuts from previous cards. No glitter on here as it's intended for a male!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Welcome once again to another posting. A quick heads up if you go to Cowling & Wilcox website you'll find reduced price Promarkers, I've ordered a good couple of times now, fab service and from time to time you even get free delivery codes. Have fun shopping! Now onto my card which is using a NEW SN freebie image which was a 'flash' but not there now. I'm so glad I got it as it was yummy to colour. Promarkers used, left her dress plain, cut round and popped onto foam pads, glorious sentiment from the Quick Cards December issue, lovely stamps and I also got another free set of Christmas stamps exclusive to Tesco. So it was a win win situation for me! 

Now onto several challenges mainly on the theme of 'thanks or anything'...Ladybug Crafts, MAWTT, Crafty Catz, MIM, Challenges 4 everybody, Glitter n sparkle 2nd, Papertake, CRAFT 3rd, Pink Gem 2nd, Simon Says 4th, Loves rubberstamps, Promarker 'cas' and last but not least Crafty Sentiments. Wishing you all a fab day and many thanks for the wonderful comments.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Hi, today I'm showing the boy version of what I created yesterday. Hope you like it. Also today I was quite sad to discover some challenges that have closed down. They gave me so much inspiration and to many crafters here in blogland I'm sure but at the same time I understand that families need to function in this fast moving world and time is so precious. I will surely miss them.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Hi, hope all is well. Firstly a heads up if you go to the Sugar Nellie blog there's a wonderful freebie to grab. Onto my card which has a HM image Bunny Buggy, coloured with Promarkers, mounted onto silver mirri board, pearls and single silver rhinestone, sentiment from LOTV.

Inside I've stamped a wonderful image from LOTV Baby Companions set, stunning and just a little personal touch! Over the christmas holidays we know of 2 babies born to some wonderful parents, so my win from LOTV will come in very handy as I'm making extra's for my box too. Hope you'll continue to visit and see them soon. Challenges entering are 8...HM 'use silver/gold', Crafty Little fairies 'new', as is Creative Inspirations 2nd, Simon says 2nd, Creative Knockouts 'glitter'..there is some there but you may not be able to see, Inky Impressions, MIM 2nd and Creative Crafts 2nd. Thankyou for your kind comments, bye.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Hi and welcome to all! As you can see I'm trying to use my wins as soon as I receive them, no exception here as I won the Paper Shelter challenge some time ago and chose some really wonderful images for people in my life. I absolutely love this 'vintage teacher', coloured with Promarkers. I think I may just do a 'new job' one..that would be perfect too! 

Onto some challenges...10..The Paper Shelter 2nd, Winter Wonderland 'fashion', Natalie & Amy 3rd, CYP 3rd, Whimsy Inspires 3rd, Kaboodle Doodle 3rd, Pink Gem 4th, Simon Says 'new...image', CRAFT 'anything' and Charisma are celebrating their 5th birthday! Enjoy a great day, bye.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year! Hope that all you wish for comes true this year and that 2014 brings much happiness. My card today is featuring a win from Crafty Sentiments inspiration blog (I won last week, so thankyou very much). It's called 'mushroom bear' and I adore it! Coloured with Promarkers and bit of pale yellow chalking around it. Gorgeous scroll and sentiment from Nutcrafters and some die flowers and sequins.

Some challenges...10..Crafty Sentiments 2nd, Creative Inspirations 'celebrations', Loves Rubberstamps 2nd (I'm trying to use new images as I receive them so that they're not sitting in folders on the laptop), CCC 3rd, Natalie & Amy 2nd, Papertake 2nd 'anyhting goes with option of animals/creatures', CYP 2nd (new image), Kaboodle Doodles 2nd, Whimsy Inspires 2nd and Glitter n sparkle 2nd (fave images...anything digi?). Wishing  everyone a great first day to the year!