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Saturday, 30 April 2011

My Butterflies have hatched and LOTV Green project!

Here are my gorgeous new Painted Lady Butterflies which hatched this morning, they are drying their wings in this picture. There are still three Chrysalides almost ready to hatch-I cant wait to see them all! You can see one in the corner of this photo. I will post more photos as they hatch :-)
I love Recycling and Green challenges-it motivates me to get out my folder of scrap design papers and make use of the little scraps I cant bear to throw away!
I started by stamping the LOTV Dandelion Clock stamp in Memento and colouring in Promarkers and sakura glitter pen to accent. I then got out my scrap papers and placed them on a Kraft card blank, making little stripes and leaving a little gap between each one. I then added the stamped image, placing her feet on design papers the same colour I had coloured the floor she was walking on in the image.
I had cut some gorgeous butterflies and hearts with SCAL that I had in a little bag ready for crafting and I began by placing the butterflies-including layering one larger butterfly and added little gems to the body of each butterfly to finish. I then added the hearts along the bottom border, and a stamped 'With love x' greeting on a tag. I then added a gem to the tag, and covered the hearts in glossy accents which give a lovely dimensional feel.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge: Fairy
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique: Things with Wings
Creative Craft Challenges: Recycled
Ai Factory Challenges: Anything Goes
Easy Craft Projects: Love inspired
Crafts 4 Eternity: Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits Scrap It!: Things with Wings
Stamp Something: Things with Wings

Thank you for looking!

Friday, 29 April 2011

My first Tatty Teddy card!

Sorry for the delay in posting, I have been really poorly since my birthday-this illness really does punish you! Lovely to be back though-have missed you all!
I have waited for ages for this lovely new range of Tatty Teddy crafting bits to come out from docrafts and as soon as I saw them launch it I just had to ask for it for my birthday :-) The papers and kraft cardstock come from the goody bag which is great value and great product this month! The stamp I got separately, and I chose one that I can use for any occasion so I can use him often.
For this project I used Docrafts Tatty Teddy stamped in black memento and coloured with promarkers, Tatty teddy papers, dressmaking pins, lemon bow, Kraft cardstock, my nestie shapes, a lovely 3D butterfly and gems.
I started by stamping Tatty Teddy and what is great is you only need to colour a few little areas with your promarkers because his fur is really detailed and doesnt need a lot of extra colour (great for quick cards!).
Next I cut the shapes with my nesties around Tatty teddy and the next shape up in Kraft card. I then cut two squares of design papers, yellow and pink to compliment, then cut diagonally across them, and used one of each pattern on this card and saved the other bits for next time. I placed Tatty teddy on his nestie of Kraft in the middle.
I stuck the dressmaking pins along the gap of kraft card I left in the middle of the design papers, placed a bow on the bottom corner of the nestie shape and lastly placed the butterfly with a trail of gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper sundaes: Die cuts and yellow
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet: Die Cuts
Moving along with the times: Anything goes
Creative Cowgirls: Happy Spring 
CES Challenges: Spring Colours
CCEE Stampers: Add a Butterfly

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

OSAAT Fathers Day/Sports

It is time for another challenge at One Stitch at a Time, and this week our theme is Fathers Day/Sports. I was given this lovely digi from the Stitchybear digi store which I coloured with promarkers.
I also used velvet effect cardstock and paper because I wanted a textured card to make it a bit different from the general male card. I used Papermania velvet papers, Red velvet card from my stash, my promarkers, white card cut with nesties, gems and a hand written sentiment and hand drawn baseball. I would love for you to come and join our challenge this week :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Scrap-Creations: Use a digi
Meljen's Designs: Masculine
Delicious Doodles: Anything goes
Stamping with Dragon: Sports

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Get over to the docrafts party-now!

We are having an awesome crafty party over at docrafts forum-I would love for you to get involved! I am hosting a challenge and have two prizes up from grabs so its worth a go! I am hosting a guess the crafting tool quiz, where you have to guess which tools I have taken photos of close up-its pretty easy (I think!)
Anyway you can win the following prizes on my challenge:

Your choice of $10 worth of digis at StitchyBear Digital Stamps
                                                                                and...
Three digi stamps of your choice from:
And a treat for those of you who aren't lucky this time is quote BB25 code for 25% off all digis from the Bows and Berries digi stamp shop :-)


Thank you so much for sponsoring my challenge-I really appreciate it and I am sure I can say the same for all the docrafts members too :-)


Just click on the 'my challenge' link and it will take you straight there! :-) Good luck! You have until lunchtime on the 24th of April to enter! 

Its my birthday and time of OSCC Chocolate Challenge!

Sorry this post is late-its my birthday and I unfortunately had the mother of all headaches earlier so was lying in a quiet room dosed up to the nines! Thankfully it has calmed down a little so I can post my card for the great challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge for this week-'Chocolate'. I would love to see you come and join in-as usual just click on the link :-)
This was really hard for me as I never make cards in this colourway but I am really happy with how it came out.
For this project I used a Lili of the Valley Bunny stamped in Memento, coloured in Promarkers, Pearlised brown cardstock, Papermania Garden papers, ribbon from my stash, Papermania gold greeting sticker and three buttons from my stash.
I chose a simple layout because I thought it would make the pearlised card more effective on the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes Crafts: One for the Boys
Craft your Passion: Youve been spotted
Tip Top Tuesday: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Use Polka dots
Meljens Designs Challenge: Masculine
I love Promarkers!: Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles: Anything Goes
The Rubber Cafe: Polka dots
Stampavie and More: Happy Birthday
Stamp with Fun: Birthday

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Forever friends Easter

For this project I used: Flocked patterned paper, glitter paper, die cuts, Forever friends image printed from the Forever friends CD ROM.
I have the Forever friends CD ROM and I have decided I dont use it enough and I needed to make some quicker easter cards because I haven't got round to them quickly enough so this was perfect!
I wanted to make an interesting sketch to follow for this card so I used two square panels and attached them on opposite corner so you get good flashes of the papers alongside the image. I placed the image in the centre and then added a greeting and a die cut bird to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge blog: Bingo (die cuts, glitter, flowers)
Bows and Berries: Easter
CRAFT Challenge: Easter
Craft your days away: Easter
Creative Belli Challenge:Eggs/Bunnies
Creative Inspirations: Easter
Dream Valley Challenges: Easter
Easy Craft Projects: Easter
Paper sundae Challenges: Texture

Thank you for looking!

Monday, 18 April 2011

PCC Photo Inspiration

Its a new challenge day at My Partner in Crafting Crime and this week we have a gorgeous Photo inspiration challenge-I would love for you to get involved!
For this project I used Wedding Tilda stamped in Memento, and coloured in Promarkers, Papermania raspberry papers, Papermania glittered card, Pearlised card from my stash, a Wooden filigree heart, Lili of the valley greeting stamped with memento on pink card, gems, paper rose and card candy.
 
When I saw the photo, from the Wedding Dreams website (linked above) I instantly thought of spring and how great my raspberry papers matched. I also loved the idea of a colourful wedding card-quite often I am tempted to keep wedding cards white or cream.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts: Springtime
Top Tip Tuesday: Spring has Sprung!
There she goes clear stamps: Monochromatic Magic
The ABC Challenge: S is for Sugar and Spice
Stamptacular Sunday: Magnolia-licious
Rainbow Lady's Challenge: Springtime 
Oldie But A Goodie: 16 Wedding

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

OSAAT 'Make it Sassy'

Another week has gone by so its time for another challenge over at One Stitch at a Time! This week our challenge is to 'Make it Sassy' and I was given the lovely digi from Hope Jacare doodles at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. I made this card for a teenage girl and thought black and white with a flash of red and some bling would be perfect!
For this project I used the digi coloured in promarkers, design paper from my stash, DCWV scalloped 8x8 cardstock, anita's glitterations greeting and red glitter strips by Papermania.
I would love to see some of you enter our challenge, we always have great prizes!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paperplay Challenges:Photo Inspiration
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: All spotty and dotty!
Blog a Doodle Challenges: Make it Girly
Bling it on Challenges: A digi with some Bling!

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Lili of the Valley Mens card

For this project I used a LOTV image stamped in Memento and coloured in Promarkers, Blue coredinations card, Penny Black sentiment stamped in Papermania blue ink, buttons and string.
I wanted a really simple look for my male card and I am quite pleased with the results, I stamped directly onto the card, placed the two buttons on 3d foam pads with string tied in the button holes, and the coloured image on a mat of blue card.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar: All creatures great and small
Creative Belli: Bunnies
Lili of the Valley: Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenges: Furry Friends
Card Ideas: Lets Hear it for the Guys
Little Claire's: Animals

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Forever Friends Dome Card


For this project I have used Forever Friends decoupage, paper petal, card candy, Forever friends papers and greeting, Martha Stewart Score board, and lastly acetate.
I started by mounting the paper onto card and creating the decoupage, adding a flower with a card candy middle and a greeting in the bottom corner. The most difficult part of the card was making the dome card part with acetate. I measured the acetate to be longer than the card and created folded over sections on each end by scoring them on my Martha Stewart scoring board. I then stuck them down and created the dome part of the card. Then I mounted this dome onto a square card blank and left a little white border on all sides.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Forever Friends: Card for a Girl
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Truly Dimensional

Thank you for looking!

Spring Showers Bring April Flowers...

For this project I used Magnolia Tilda stamped image coloured with promarkers, Glossy accents, Papermania Summer Bloom papers, borders and themed stickers.
I started by mounting the really pretty paper onto card, and placing a glittered bird sticker over the picture of the bird in the paper to highlight it, then I added the pretty Tilda I had coloured with promarkers and gave the effect of shiny new wellies by covering them with Glossy accents and letting it dry.
Next I added the glittery flowery wellington boots sticker in the corner, and the glittery border from Tilda to the edge of the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: 113 Rain Showers
Sassy Studio Designs: Wet/Rain
Creative Cowgirls: Spring time and rainy days
Paper Playtime: 43 Weather
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: April Showers
Party Time Tuesdays:11 April Showers

Thank you for looking!

Bloom and Grow Gorjuss Girl

For this project I used: Gorjuss girl stamped in Memento, coloured with promarkers, My Minds Eye Bloom and grow papers, Papermania textured card, Marianne creatable shape die, my Cuttlebug, 3D Butterfly, 'Smile' Greeting, gems, fabric flower and a gold dew drop.

I love the Bloom and grow papers, they are not my usual colours so they challenge me to craft differently-I love a challenge!
I mounted the papers onto textured card stock, and cut an oval with my cuttlebug to sit the Gorjuss girl onto. I placed the panels and ribbon strip along the middle, and then placed the oval with the girl in the centre. I then added the greeting in the top left hand corner and the flower in the opposite bottom corner. Next I added the butterfly, and used aqua gemstones to show the butterflies path.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday:Spring has Sprung
If the Shoe Fits-Scrap it!: Spring is in the air!
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: Spring 

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

OSAAT 'New Baby'

It is my first week as official DT at One Stitch at a Time! I feel very honoured to be asked to join their team after being their Guest designer a few weeks ago-they are a great team!
The theme this week is 'New Baby' and I was given the image 'Take me home' by Barbara Jensen at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.
I would love for some of you to join in this week-we always have great prizes :-)
For this project I used Design papers from my stash, Promarkers, Nesties, Baby self adhesive Ribbon, Buttons, Gems, and a 'cute' sticker.
I started to colour the digi first, and I coloured him with my promarkers and created noticeable stripes by colouring over the line a few times to suggest shaggy dog hair and I am really pleased with the result. I then mounted this onto some pretty striped paper. Next I covered the card blank with powder blue paper and then chose where to place the image. I then added a row of square blue gems on one side, then ribbon on the opposite side. Next I placed three buttons which complimented the colour scheme and lastly added a nestie cut shape of powder blue patterned paper to which I handwrote the sentiment 'Congratulations on your new arrival' and a little sticker saying 'Cute'.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge 97: Animals/Pets
CES Challenges: Monochromatic
Lexis Creations: Monochromatic

Saturday, 9 April 2011

OSCC Monochrome 'An Elephant Never Forgets'

Its challenge time again at One Stop Card Craft and our theme this week was 'Monochrome'. I chose an adorable digi from the collection at Robyn's Fetish-isnt he really cute? :-) I would love to see some of you enter our challenge this week-we have a great prize :-)
For this project I also used Papermania capsule collection Monochrome papers, Promarkers, black glitter card, butterfly punch, black card, ribbon, buttons, vinyl sticker, brads and a white petal.
I started by colouring my digi in grey promarkers, and mounting him onto a panel of patterned paper, backed with black card. I then covered the card blank in a panel of patterned paper backed with black card to echo the focal point, but with a tiny border of white showing through. Next I embellished the card with black and white embellishments, ribbon, flowers, brads, buttons, butterfly and a vinyl sticker.
They are not colours I usually play with but I was really happy with the result :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge:Anything Goes
Paper Playtime: Digi Monday
CRAFT Challenge:97 Animals
CES Challenge: Monochrome
PaperPlay Challenges:Critters Galore

Thank you for looking!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Ballet Belle Peach and Greens

For this project I have used a Lili of the Valley image stamped in Memento and coloured with promarkers, My Minds Eye Papers, Chalks, Nestie cut circle shaped card, buttons, sewing pins and a dome sticker greeting 'Have a Fabulous Day!'
I started by making use of the double sided design paper. I folded back the front panel to reveal the green and cream polka dot paper, and then added a square of the same paper underneath, creating a pocket. I then placed the heart shaped dress making pins inside this pocket to echo the green heart on the Ballerina's headband.
Next I covered the white nestie die cut shape with peach glimmer chalks, and placed the Ballerina on foam pads dancing up from it. I placed her on the card, and then added a green and peach flower in the bottom right hand corner and the greeting in the top left hand corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs: Pocket
If the Shoe fits-Scrap it! Spring is in the air
Card Ideas: Spotty Dotty
Little Claires Designs: Spring Celebrations!
Tuesday Throwdown: Spring
Lili of the Valley: Peach and Green 
Craft your Passion: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Butterfly Tilda in Aqua


I loved making this card! For this project I used Tilda stamped in Memento and coloured with promarkers, Papermania Aqua capsule collection, my nesties, aqua cardstock, glittered butterflies, gems, and a 'Friends' greeting.
I started by cutting a scalloped square card blank with my Cricut, and scoring across one side to make an easel card. Next I chose my papers. Firstly I mounted the papers onto the top and bottom panels, and then cut a strip of paper that matched and placed 3d foam tape on the reverse. I then lined it up with the pattern on the paper below it and attached it which made it my anchor.
Next I mounted Tilda onto the scalloped circle die cut and placed it on the top. Then I added two butterflies, and gem trails from both of them, they are difficult to see in the photos but I have tried editing the photos to try and show them!
Lastly I added a smaller scalloped circle die cut of the aqua card to the corner of the card and placed the 'Friends' greeting onto it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Claudia and Company: Monochromatic
Creative Inspirations:Punches and Dies
Flutter by Wednesdays: Open
Crafts and Me:Glitter
Cooking it Up with Katie:Scalloped Monochromatic Die cut
Crafty Sentiments: Glitter it up
Papertake Weekly:Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Spring

Thank you for looking!

Monday, 4 April 2011

PCC Three or More Layers...

Its time for a new challenge! The theme today over at My Partner in Crafting Crime is 'Three or more layers'-I would love to see some of you come and join us this fortnight!
I used this opportunity to get out my Forever Friends Black and Gold CD-ROM out to play with! I also usedthe Papermania 'Elegance' Collection of papers, Dovecraft gold glitter ribbon, Gold and Brown textured card, My nesties, and a heart pin.

I started by decoupaging the lovely image of a couple of Forever Friends bears-you can choose different greetings that fit this picture which is really useful. I then mounted this onto two layers of nestie shapes in brown and gold card. I covered my blank in patterned paper-its gorgeous, has a lovely sheen to it and suits the Black and Gold theme really well. I then placed my decoupaged image on nesties onto the paper and added a gold sewing pin at the top.
Lastly I added a strip of Dovecraft gold ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Charizma Card Challenges: Bling and Sparkles
Cute Card Thursday: Couples
Shannon's Sentiments-Use an Oval
The CD Sunday: Someone special and use a CDROM
Craft Your Passion: Anything goes

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

My first LIM card!


This is my first Less is More project, using some gorgeous free stamps from this months 'Simply Cards and Papercraft' Magazine, Papermania ink pads, White card cut with a nestie shape, and a strip of DCWV printed cardstock.
I made this for dad for his step mum for Mothers Day-I hope she likes it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles Challenge: For Mum
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Mothers Day
CCEE Stampers: Without Buttons, Brads etc
Bows and Berries: Inspired by Nature
Catch the Bug Challenge Anything Goes
I Did It Creations Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Less is More:Use Red

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Butterfly Tilda 'You are my Sunshine'



Here is my gorgeous new Tilda from the Butterfly collection-I adore her!
For this project I used Tilda stamped in Memento and coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pen, DCWV Garden cardstock, Pearlised cardstock, cardstock from my stash, 'You are my sunshine' greeting, Paper flowers, paper roses, button and a 3D butterfly.

I wanted to challenge myself with this project and use colours I really don't use-Its even the first time I have really coloured Tilda with blonde hair-I'd love to know what you think!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog: Photo Inspiration
Passion for Promarkers Challenge: Bugs
Top Tip Tuesday-Inspired by Nature
Just Magnolia-Anything goes plus Buttons
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge: Fluttering Wings
Crafts and Me:Use Yellow

Thank you for looking!
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