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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

LOTV fairy in Aqua, white and glitter

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well :-) This morning I am posting a card I made which was inspired by Lili of the Valley Challenge 'Aqua, White and Glitter' and Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge 'Make it sparkle with stars'.
I stamped one of my favourite stamps from LOTV in Memento and coloured her with my promarkers and sakura glitter pen.
I used Papermania Capsule aqua collection papers, and glitter card as my base. I cut some glitter card with a nestie and placed a coredinating aqua paper inside, then punched out stars with the glitter card to arrange on the panel. I placed the image on a mat of glitter card and mounted her in the middle of the card. I then punched out a butterfly in the glitter card and placed it in the top corner, then used the gorgeous Aqua and white carnation from Wild Orchid Crafts in the corner of her image. Lastly I used a white glitterations 'Make a wish...' sentiment with a white and silver star.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Aqua, White and Glitter
Wild Orchid Crafts: Make it sparkle with stars

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them!

Monday, 26 September 2011

My Partner in Crafting Crime- Sweets and Treats!

Good morning everyone! Its new challenge day at My Partner in Crafting Crime and our theme is Sweets and Treats so I thought I would make a Halloween Treat box with the lovely witch Tilda stamp. I coloured her in Promarkers, then cut round her leaving a halo effect of white around her. For the box I used my MS Scoring board, a circle nestie, green cardstock and acetate. I started by making the depth of the box an inch each side, and then placed the nestie in the centre of my lid and put it through my cuttlebug to make the aperture for the acetate. I then put together the box and stuck the acetate inside the lid. Lastly I added a sparkly pumpkin and the lovely Tilda in the middle of the acetate.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenges: Die Cuts
Crazy 4 Challenges: Halloween
Just some Lines: Fall
4 Crafty Chicks: Autumn
Paper Playtime: Halloween Projects

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

OSAAT Favourites

Good afternoon everyone! Its Sunday lunchtime and time for a new challenge at One Stitch at a Time and this week our theme is 'Favourites' so I chose my favourite ballerina papers which matched very well with the gorgeous digi created by Sylvie I was given from Stitchy Bear Stamps. I love the papers and wanted to use CAS design to show them at their best. I coloured the lovely digi in Promarkers and accented with a Sakura glitter pen. I used a deckled rectangle cut in half as her bench and cut a 'dance' sentiment out of Pearlescent card with my Slice. Lastly I added some lovely gingham buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges: Button it up
Lexis Creations: Card for a Child
Allsorts Challenge: Keep it Simple
Ellephantastic Challenges: Here come the girls
Art Impressions: For the girls
Rubys Rainbow: For the girls
Truly Scrumptious: Clean and Simple

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

OSCC Easel Card

Its Saturday morning and time for a new challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge and our theme this week is fab-Easel cards! For this project I used the gorgeous Forever Rose digi stamp from Crafts and Me and I wanted to create a really lovely autumnal card so I coloured her with my Promarkers in oranges and browns and Sakura glitter pen (Her eyelashes sparkle in black) . I used Papermania Birdsong papers and lovely glittered and embossed patterned autumn cardstock from Lidl.
I also used Papermania Capsule collection brads, capsule collection gems and Autumn ribbon.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafts4Eternity: Autumn days
Crafty Catz Challenges: Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks: Fall
Crafty Purple Frog: Fall into Fall
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Fall 
Tuesday Throwdown: Fall

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments, they are really appreciated :-)

Friday, 23 September 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Vintage





Good morning everyone-hope you are well! Well its my first challenge on the DT at Sarah Hurley's Challenge blog and I am very excited! :-) I'd love to see you come and join in on this fab theme, Vintage!
This week we were sponsored by Altered Expression where I was given these gorgeous little Vintage Nursery rhymes to play with!
I wanted to use all the lovely Rhymes so I made concertina panels for them so there were three rhymes to each panel. I used the gorgeous papers from Sarah Hurley's Oz cdrom available here. You must go and peek-there are gorgeous kits and all sorts of crafting bits and pieces! :-)
I used two 5x5 cream card blanks as my base which I stuck together at the middle panel. I decorated the three inside panels first, using flowers at each end and a MS punches butterfly in the middle panel.
I then decorated the outside with the same papers, velvet look flower with a gingham button, a MS butterfly with a trail of gems and a handwritten Vintage Nursery Rhymes label.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Just Hanna Stamps: Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenges: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Dies to die for-punches
Ooh La La Creations: Punches/ Dies
Corrosive Challenges: Punches

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sarah Hurley Halloween Kits!

Good afternoon everyone! I am here with my first project on the DT for the lovely Sarah Hurley and I am so excited with these products! Sarah has just released two kits-Vintage Halloween and Whimsy Halloween and you just have to pop over to her blog and see the previews here! They are great value for whole kits to play with for Halloween! Perfect for all your Halloween crafting, including making gift sets!
For this project I used the gorgeous Vintage Halloween kit, and just added some kraft card as my blank and fab ribbon I had from my Halloween stash last year :-)
I distressed the Vintage kit further with Tim Holtz Tea dye distress inks, and the ribbon which was bright white so it fitted.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Distressing
Scrappy Frogs: Vintage
Floweretstamplar: Halloween

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Adorable Readers Part Two

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) This afternoon I am showing you another in my series of cards made with Nicecrane Designs digis found at the link at the bottom of this post :-)
I thought the Vintage digis are beautiful as they are without colour in Black and White- perfect with the Papermania Monochrome Capsule collection papers and brads I have in my stash. I also used Black cardstock, a dome 'Have a Special Day' greeting and a lovely Black and White polka dot ribbon.

http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=99&products_id=639

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Shopping our Stash Weekly Challenge: No colouring allowed
Stamp With Fun: Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge: Vintage
Scrappy Frogs Challenge: Vintage
Sentimental Challenges: Monochromatic
Sparkles Forum Challenges: White plus one other colour
Little Claire's Designs: Black and White

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 18 September 2011

OSAAT Punch it!

Good afternoon everyone! Its Sunday and new challenge time at One Stitch at a Time and this week our challenge is 'Punch it'. I was given a fantastic Halloween Digi from their store-isnt it fab? I coloured the digi with Wild Honey distress ink with a make up sponge and mounted it on black cardstock. I used Memory Box paper with a gorgeous Halloween look of distressed orange sheen pattern on black paper. I also used glitter card in orange and black for my punched butterflies and for the borders. Lastly I added the gorgeous glittery pumpkins from my stash from last year made by Jolees Boutique.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy for Challenges: Pumpkin
Di's Digi Designs: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Things with Wings
Flutter By Wednesday: Open
Stamptacular Sunday: Just Sayin'

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

LOTV Vintage Shaker Christmas Carol

I was inspired to make this card after finding these ringing bells in the shops-perfect for shaker cards! I began my project by colouring the gorgeous LOTV carol singer image stamped in Memento with Sepia tone Promarkers to give a Vintage look. I then mounted them onto Bo Bunny Time piece paper which has a lovely deep red and white pattern, and chose sequins and snowflakes for my shaker pieces. I then found this gorgeous frame from The Graphics Fairy and I printed it out and cut the aperture out. I then stuck acetate in the aperture to make it my shaker frame. I highlighted the lovely holly and ivy images around the frame using glossy accents. I then added four gorgeous WOC red roses and a red bow. Next I mounted this on another piece of Time piece paper mounted onto a  shaped 8x8 card blank. I then tied the bell onto a bow of green ribbon with a gold trim and stuck it so it moves-so when you shake the card for the shaker card element, the card also rings!
I then added green and red polka dot card candy and a lovely gold star in the top corner. And some truly vintage lace I was given from my nan in the bottom left hand corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley Challenges: Red, Green and White
Crafters Companion: Christmas Wishes
Sir Stampalot: Frame Up
Oldie but a Goodie: Christmas in September
Christmas Card Challenges: Vintage

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Nicecrane Designs Adorable Readers Part 1

Good afternoon everyone-hope your day is much more cheery than the manky weather here!
Here is a card I have made as part of a set that I want to share with you. I was given the gorgeous Adorable Readers Digis to play with from Nicecrane Designs and decided to theme them as monochrome and leave them uncoloured as they were beautiful in their own right! Available here: http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=99&products_id=639
For this project I used Papermania Capsule Collection papers, Black cardstock, Papermania Vinyl butterfly and black and white polka dot ribbon. I also added a little 'Congratulations' dome sentiment in the bottom panel.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs: Black and White
Dutch Dare Challenges: Monochrome

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tim Holtz Vintage Sewing Room


For this project I folded the card like you would to make an easel card so it looks like a room divider. I used Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers, Coredinations cardstock and Tim Holtz Kraft cardstock.
I started by cutting coredinations cardstock with my sewing room die and embossing this with a swiss dots folder. I then sanded the cardstock to age it. Next I cut out the dress part with Bo Bunny papers to look like a dress on the dummy. I added tied string onto the button and embroidery thread wound round the cotton spool. I wanted this panel to be my main panel so I decorated it with Bo Bunny papers and mounted these on Kraft card to tie the panel in with the other panels.
I used the Tim Holtz kraft card as focal points for each panel so I cut them from the sheet with the pattern for a womens suit, using the front and back of this design.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Unusual fold
Shopping our Stash: Vintage
House of Gilli: Embossing
Paper Creations Ink: Vintage
The Pink Elephant: Vintage
I Did It Creations: Anything Goes
Catch the Bug: Use your dies! 

Thank you for looking, and for your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 12 September 2011

My Partner in Crafting Crime-Trains, Planes and Automobiles


Good morning everyone and yay My Partner in Crafting Crime is back from our summer holiday! Our theme this week is Trains. Planes and Automobiles so I chose to make a lovely male kraft tag as I had stupidly already posted the card I made for the theme. Honestly what a brain eh? ;-)
I used My Minds Eye and Tim Holtz stamps and stamped in TH inks then heat embossed the My Minds Eye stamped images with Holographic embossing powder which you can just about see in my photo. I then inked the edges and the bottom of the tag with TH Tea stain ink. I hope you like it!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Masculine
Cute card Thursday: In the office

Thank you for looking and for your comments, I really appreciate them!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Autumn Tilda 'Thinking of you'

Good evening everyone! This project was inspired by Bev's gorgeous sketch at Just Magnolia and the autumn themes at Magnolia Stamp Lovers and Magnolia-licious, I just love autumn themed cards-it sounds silly but its one of my favourite times of the year for colour schemes.
I used one of my favourite Tilda's and I coloured her in Sepia tones with my promarkers. I then mounted her onto a scalloped circle with K&co paper as the circle and textured card as the scalloped circle underneath. I then used a mix of Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle and Prima 'Reflections' papers, with a script paper from my stash. These were mounted on textured card, then a white card blank. I added a 'Thinking of you' Sentiment and card candy in the corners of the right hand side.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia: Sketch by Bev
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Fall Colours
Magnolia-licious: Fall Colours
The Crafty Pad: Autumn Colours
Craft Us Crazy: Autumn Colours
Everybody Art Challenge: Autumn
Lexi's Creations: Autumn
Stamp with Fun: Autumn

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

OSAAT Anything Goes!

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all doing well :-) Its Sunday morning and new challenge time at One Stitch at a Time and our theme is the easiest ever this week so no excuse not to get involved ;-)
I was given a lovely digi from our sponsor 'The Stamping Boutique' which I coloured in Promarkers and Sakura glitter pens and silver metallic pen for the mirror. I mounted this onto pink glitter card and cut a matching butterfly out for an embellishment. I added gems to the butterfly trail. The papers are the gorgeous Tim Holtz pastel collection-I adore them and find it so hard to actually use them!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :
Catch the Bug: Lets Get Punchy
Di's Digi Design Challenges: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: P is or Pretty Pastels
Card Makin Mamas: Digis

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Fantastic News!


I have been asked  to join the talented Sarah Hurley and her Design team! I have been so excited to tell you all but I waited until Sarah was ready to announce her new team on her blog-see the post here. I was so honoured and surprised to be offered a place and I am very excited to be able to join in with the team -)

OSCC Food and Drink

Good morning everyone-hope you are well! Its Saturday morning and time for a new challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge! Our theme this week is Food and Drink and I would love you to come and join in-perfect for all those cupcake stamps etc ;-)
I have used a gorgeous digi from Stitchy Bear Digi store of Alice with the 'Drink Me' bottle. I started by colouring just her dress in Pastel blue promarker, then I distressed it with TH Tea dye on a sponge then dabbed on a paintbrush. I then mounted her on gorgeous V&A papers which I also distressed with the same ink.
I then made my own flower with strips of the V&A papers and finished with a large vintage mother of pearl button I found in the lovely old tin of buttons my nan gave me. Lastly I added a 'Have a fabulous day' greeting dome sticker.
I hope you like it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Children
Just for fun: Vintage
Anything Goes: Vintage/Shabby Chic
Incy Wincy Designs: Make your own Flower
Paper Creations Ink: Vintage, distressed look

Thank you for looking, and for your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 9 September 2011

LOTV I miss you friend

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all well. I made this after being inspired by the challenge at LOTV this week which is 'Missing you'. We all have friends who we love but life gets in the way of seeing so I thought I would make that my theme.
I used a gorgeous LOTV image which I stamped in Memento, then coloured with promarkers and added glitter with sakura pens.
I then cut the card with my labels nestie and cut one of the same size in Henbury Lane aqua paper. I placed this on a border of the same paper in purples, then placed this on the 'especially for you' purple Henbury lane papers. I stamped a LOTV greeting which reads 'You brighten my day with your friendship and mounted this on glittery aqua card. Lastly I added some gorgeous roses and a carnation from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Missing You
Delightful Challenges: Bling it
Flutterby Wednesdays: Open
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Spring has Sprung
My Craft Spot: Friends are the Best
Stamps R Us: Friends
2 Sisters Challenge: Friends

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Bentley Male Birthday

This week two of my best male friends share the same birthday-what a nightmare! Finding two ideas for different male cards was a challenge but I was happy with the results, I am starting by posting the card I made for David who loves his cars so thought it would be quite funny using the Bentley out cruising image from a Cardmaking and papercraft magazine gift.
I started by colouring the image with Promarkers and Sakura pens, then making clouds with a scalloped mask and ink on a paintbrush. I then used Tim Holtz distress ink at the base of the image rubbed on by foam.
I then mounted this onto dark brown card and distressed this with my scissors. I wanted to give it quite a mascaline, grungy feel so I distressed all the papers with this method.
I chose mascaline design papers from My Minds Eye and used a Kraft card blank as my base, and started by making three panels attached as my backing. I made a torn textured card border with a strip of MME paper running through the middle and lastly added a 'Happy Birthday' self adhesive vellum greeting on a little panel of matching paper for the corner of the image.
I hope you like it, and I really hope David likes it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Play Date Cafe: Photo inspiration
Crafting for all Seasons: Birthday
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends: Card for a man

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments-and while you are here why not enter my candy-link in my sidebar :-)

Sunday, 4 September 2011

OSAAT Use a Digi

Good afternoon everyone-sorry this is a little late-I have a nasty cold and so I'm struggling a bit!
Anyway, its Sunday and new challenge time at One Stitch at a Time and our theme is 'Use a Digi'-easy peasy, I am sure most of you have digis to play with so come along and join us!
For this card I chose 'Butterfly Meadow' available at the Stitchy Bear Digi Store and I made a really simple card. I used some gorgeous paper from my stash and after using the lovely digis I didnt think it needed anything more-the perfect CAS card!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamp n Doodle: 2 or more Circles
Truly Scrumptious: Rocked up Pink
Kelley Kid's Challenges: Hot summer and bright colours
Creations by Gill M: Things that Fly

While you are here please enter my new candy :-)
Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments they really are appreciated :-)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Winner of my Candy and New Candy!

I just wanted to say Thank you to all of you who entered my last candy, it was lovely to visit all your wonderful blogs! 
It's time to draw the winner of my last candy and with the help of Random.org it has picked no.129 Lizzie Well done Lizzie-Enjoy!  

For those of you that werent lucky this time heres another candy for you to enter-it has lots of pretty 6x6 papers with some other lovely bits and pieces! :-)

All I ask in order to get a chance to win is:

1.Be a follower, or become one if you arent,
2. Post a photo of my candy in your sidebar of your blog, (If you are a docraft member just leave your docrafts name in the collection with your name and I will contact you on there if you win!)
3. Leave a comment under this post in case Mr linky goes wrong-I dont want to lose your entry!

You have until 11pm on Halloween Night to enter-I may even add in some Halloween treats for the winner ;-)



LOTV Vintage Swing

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! This morning I am publishing a project that I have made for the Lili of the Valley sketch by Pops challenge, I hope you like it!
I used a LOTV stamp coloured in Sepia tones with my promarkers, and I used Prima Reflections paper, and added flocked paper and script paper from my stash. I also used my butterfly punch to cut a gorgeous brown glitter butterfly, and used a lovely cream rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. My sentiment is from a gorgeous collection of vellum greetings and reads 'Best Wishes on your Special Day'. I mounted this onto a frame from the reflections paper so it matches well.

I am going to be announcing the winner of my candy later so please pop by and enter my new candy too!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
LOTV Challenge: Sketch by Pops
Heidis Hobbystuggu: Fall Colours
Aud Sentiment Challenge: Card for a girl
Craft Us Crazy: Autumn Colours
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes and a Blog hop! 
Passion for Promarkers: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them :-)
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