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Friday, 31 August 2012

Penny Black Sunny Day

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another from my challenge to myself to use my existing stash with a Penny Black card. I have had these stamps for years but I have always been intimidated by colouring animals for some reason, but now I have challenged myself I am facing this fear head on! :-)
I coloured them with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics, then cut around it with a nestie. I used Bo Bunny papers and used the first paper as a mat for my image. I then made a background with panels of paper on brown and cream card and placed these on my card. I used a Memory Box die as a border cut out of Papermania cardstock, and added American Crafts ribbon to this. Lastly I added three buttons in coordinating colours and a 'Happy Couple' greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: A Summer Scene
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: Layer on Layer
Waste Not Wednesday: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Use It Tuesdays: Use that Ribbon
Forever Friends: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges: Cute as a Button

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

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sarah Hurley Something Magical

Good morning everyone, sorry this post is a little late-I scheduled it but got the date wrong, silly brain! :-) Here is my DT card for the new challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week which is 'Something Magical'. For this project I used Sarah Hurley's Fairyland CD with the only additions being die cut clouds behind my Sarah Hurley Rainbow clouds cut with a Memory Box cloud set, a Butterfly border also cut with a Memory Box die and Papermania Cardstock. I love, love, love this CD and I wonder why with all those Butterflies?! ;-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: Summer Scene
The Paper Shelter: Lots of Layers
The Perfect Sentiment: Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Emerald Faeries Challenge: Punches or Dies
Paper and Such: Wings and Things
Songbird Challenges: Over the Rainbow
Use your Stuff: Polka Dots
Crafting When We Can: Rainbows

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

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Guest DT Showcasing the Lighthouse with Christine Gray

Good afternoon everyone, here I am with my Guest design project for the lovely Christine Gray at My Crafting Heaven using her fabulous Lighthouse digi. I love this, its so simple but gorgeous to work with.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then cut with a border of the while paper to give it a sketchy look. I then mounted this on white shimmery cardstock. I then used Papermania Burleigh Blue papers as my base.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers: By the Seaside
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenges: On the Beach/ In the Sea
Crafty Cardmakers: Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside
Hooked on Crafts Challenges: Male Cards
Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge: Photo Inspiration
Craft A Scene: The Great Outdoors
The Squirrel and the Fox: Male Cards

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

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Wild Rose Studios: Playing with Kitties

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card using a new stamp by Wild Rose Studios with some free papers also by Wild Rose studios from a magazine. I coloured the image with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics, and made my clouds with a mask and dabbing ink from a paintbrush to create fluffy clouds :-) I also used Papermania cardstock, Wild Orchid Crafts Roses, Lace, Papermania bow, and Card Candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Copic Marker Europe: Summer Card
Wild Orchid Crafts: Summer Flowers
Totally Papercrafts Challenge: Zesty Summer Colours

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

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Portobello Road Vintage Sailing

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another of my cards from my challenge to myself-use the stash you already own in different ways. For this project I stamped my ship with brown Memento and coloured with Promarkers. I then distressed the image cut with a nestie with Tea Dye Distress inks and then distressed my Papermania Portobello Road papers with this ink too. I placed these on a Kraft card mat then placed them on a white card blank. I then embellished with Portobello Road ribbon, bow and buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dude Time Doodles: Buttons
I love Promarkers: Transport
Penny's Paper Challenges: Masculine
Waste Not Wednesday: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenges: Vintage
Simon Says Stamp and Show: No Rules
Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes
ATCs and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Ribbons and Bows
Fat Pages with Attitude: Anything Goes

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

Friday, 24 August 2012

Vintage Sailing

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another one of the cards of mine to challenge myself to use what I already own to craft with and to create outside of my comfort zone!
I stamped the ship in brown memento and coloured with Promarkers, I then cut round with a nestie. I then coloured round the edge with Rusty Hinge Distress ink and mounted on shimmery brown cardstock cut with a scalloped nestie. I then used Bo Bunny papers as my base and left the bottom left hand corner open where I stamped the accent stamps directly on the Kraft card base with Black Memento. I then used a Memory box die to cut a border out of gold shimmer card and placed along the bottom, then added My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow fibres as my border on the opening edge of the card. Lastly I used wooden buttons as my embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations: All at Sea
Tando Creative Challenges: Travel
That Craft Place: Vintage
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Dude Time Doodles: Buttons
I love Promarkers: Transport
Pennys Paper Crafting Challenge: Masculine
Papelitos Stamps: Masculine

Fantastic Ribbons Candy Winner's Card

I am here to show you a card made by Sandra at Nanagramps Craft Designs using the Fantastic Ribbon Candy she won on my blog-isnt it just gorgeous?! I love all her details, and the ribbon really does finish it off :-) Thank you for entering Sandra, and for letting me show off your lovely creation using your candy :-) I have candy running at the moment which ends soon so please enter-you can find it in the sidebar :-)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Penny Black-Lots of Hugs Card

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are well :-) My card is another one from my challenge to myself to use the stash I already own to create from-these Penny Black stamps I got for my birthday a few years ago but I have to admit I have never really used them because I find little creatures a challenge to colour! I coloured them with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then cut round it with a nestie. I then chose My Minds Eye Stella papers I love but I havent really used much yet. I used Coredinations card which complimented these colours to cut a scalloped oval with a nestie. I also used Kraft card as my base under the papers. I arranged my papers then added American Crafts Polka dot ribbon, three buttons, a 3D Butterfly and a trail of pearls from the butterfly to show its path.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Great Impressions Stamps: Walk on the Wild Side
Penny Black at Allsorts: Wings or Whiskers
Pile it On Challenges: Cuddly
Crafts and Me Challenges: Autumn Colours
Stampavie and More: Animals
Craft Your Passion: Power of three
Forever Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafters Companion Challenge: Best Friends

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

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Butterfly Country Garden Card

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with something very different for me. I have challenged myself to use some of the stash I have in new ways from my usual style so here is the first of my new cards-I hope you like it!
I used Dovecraft Garden Party papers cut with Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and Spellbinders dies for my butterflies. I then edged these shapes with chalk inks to distress them. I then made a background with these papers on an elegant shaped cream card blank which I also inked the edges to match.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Power of Three
Created with Love Challenges: Three of a Kind
Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant: Create your own embellishments
Unstampabelles: Paper Flowers
Use Your Stuff: Summer Inspiration
The Shabby Tea Room: Inspiration Photo
The Crafty Pad: To Die For

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

Sunday, 19 August 2012

OSAAT Back to School

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week where our theme is 'Back to School'. I was given this fab silhouette digi by Stitchy which I cut round and mounted on My Minds Eye papers which I backed with dark brown cardstock. I then made a patchwork background to echo the moment in the digi, and added a wide border backed with the same cardstock as the focal point. I then embellished with large buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafting Challenges: Back to School
There She Goes Stamps Challenge: Back to School
Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge: Back to School
Raise the Bar: Back to School
Simply Create Too: Back to School
Cute card Thursday: Back to School

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

Dream Valley Steampunk

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with my DT card for this fortnights challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges where our theme is 'Steampunk'. For my project I used Sarah Hurley's Steampunk CD for the papers, bingo card and cog paired with a clock digi from Stitchy bear digi stamps.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge: Masculine with two design papers
Critter Challenge: Digi week
Use your Stuff: Lets Hear it for the Boys
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes

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

Saturday, 18 August 2012

OSCC Sketch

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for One Stop Craft Challenge and our theme this week is 'Sketch'. You can find the sketch on the challenge blog here. I chose one of my favourite Lili of the Valley stamps coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers to coordinate perfectly with the Papermania Burleigh Blue papers. I also used paper flowers from my stash, Burleigh Blue buttons and a Glittered Congratulations greeting from the Papermania Tulip collection.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies: Oh So Girly
Deep Ocean Challenges: Deep Blue
Twisted Tuesday Challenges: Are you Blue? (plus one, white)
Robyns Fetish: Monochromatic cards
Clearly Inspired stamps: Circles
4 Crafty Chicks: Circles
Charisma Cardz: Monochromatic
Crop Stop: The Chosen three, Flowers, Dots and Bling
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps: Favourite Colour Combination

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

Friday, 17 August 2012

Saturated Canary Garden Delights


Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with a Saturated Canary card inspired by the gorgeous Photo inspiration on the Saturated Canary Challenge blog :-) I have coloured her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to match the gorgeous papers by Lucy Cromwell for Papermania. I just added Coredinations cardstock, Papermania shimmer gems, Papermania Dome Greeting and American Crafts Polka dot ribbon to complete my card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary: Photo Inspiration
Bunny Zoes Crafts: Summer
Lollipop Crafts: Fun in the Sun
The Paper Girls Challenge: Birthdays
Truly Madly Crafty: Summer Fun
Papelitos Stamps: Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey: Birthday
I love Promarkers: Gardens
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge: Summer Fun
Party Time Tuesdays: Gardens

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments, they mean a lot :-)

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Saturated Canary: I love us!


Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am getting back into the swing of things after my little break so bear with me :-) Here I am with a Saturated Canary card using one of my favourite combinations of the moment-this digi and Echo Park 'Yours Truly' paper kit I found in the sales. I coloured her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics. I then used the Echo Park papers and embellishments, Coredinations cardstock, American Crafts polka dot ribbon and Card Candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Pretties: Square Cards
Crafty Catz Weekly: Anything Goes
Simply Create too: Anything Goes
Just Some Lines: Lots of Layers
Totally Stampalicious: Fave colour combo
Whimsy Challenges: Lots of Layers
Cards Und More: Anything Goes
House of Gilli: Add a Sentiment

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

Monday, 13 August 2012

Saturated Canary Dances in Yellows

Good afternoon everyone, sorry about my lack of posts recently, I needed a little break as I was poorly but I am back and raring to go as I missed you all!
Here I am with a Saturated Canary image which I love, I used to dance when I was younger and love it :-) I coloured her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics in colours which complimented the Papermania Capsule collection papers and embellishments. I also used Papermania cardstock and American Crafts polka dot ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons: Bright Colours
Crafts and Me Challenges: Use A Digi
Divas by Design: For a Female
Stampavie and More: Buttons and Bow
Shopping our Stash: Monochromatic
Creative Inspirations Paint: Monochromatic
Robyns Fetish: Monochromatic
Come and Get it Challenges: Colour inspirations
Stamping for the Weekend: Monochromatic
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Use something with a D (Dancer)

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

Fantastic Ribbon Candy Winner!

Good afternoon everyone! The time has come for me to draw the winner for my fabulous candy from the lovely people at Fantastic Ribbons, one of my favourite shops for gorgeous ribbon :-)

Thank you so much for entering and supporting my blog, I really appreciate you all! :-)

The winner chosen by Random.org is no.10 which is...Sandra H! Please email me at the address on my sidebar and I shall organise your prize :-)

For those of you who werent lucky this time make sure you enter my candy here which still has a couple of weeks left to run and you may be lucky next time! :-)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Dream Valley Die Cuts and Punches

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for Dream Valley Challenges where our theme this fortnight is 'Die Cuts and Punches'. For this card I used a Saturated Canary image ( can you tell she's my favourite?!) which I coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to match my Lucy Cromwell papers from Papermania. I then cut round the image leaving a wide border and placed her on a panel of patterned paper matted on White glitter card. I used complimenting papers as my base then made a border with another paper with the addition of some American Crafts polka dot ribbon. I placed her panel at a slight slant to add interest. I cut butterflies from white glitter card with a Memory box die, and a Spellbinder die. I placed the little butterflies fluttering away from her net and a larger butterfly as a 3D embellishment in the right hand corner. Lastly I added three card candy at the top left hand side to balance my embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

No Matter Which Challenges: Anything Goes

Pan Pastel UK Challenges: Summer Fun

That Craft Place: Things with Wings

Clearly inspired Challenge: Things with Wings

Totally Papercrafts: Monochrome

Whimsy Inspiration Challenges: Summer Fun

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

 

OSAAT White plus one

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I'm here with my DT card for One Stitch at a Time Challenges where our theme this week is 'White plus one'. I was given this lovely digi to work with which is available at the store. I coloured her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to work with Papermania Aqua Capsule Collection papers, some of my oldest design papers but a firm favourite of mine :-) I chose three complimenting papers which I used as a base, panel for my digi to rest on and as a border. I wanted a simple look to this card so I kept the sketch simple. I placed the panel with my image on the negative of the White glitter card I had cut to make embellishments as sometimes having both the die cut negative and the die cuts together on a card can really tie it together and it's on such pretty card which glistens in the light. I then placed five little butterflies fluttering up the right hand side of the card and a 'With Love' greeting on the opposite side where she it's pointing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenges: Anything goes with optional sketch

Challenge up your life: Everything goes

Catch the Bug Challenges: Anything Goes

Our Creative Corner: Bling it up plus item from nature

ATCs and Cards with attitude: Anything Goes

Fat pages and Cards with attitude: Anything Goes

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

 

Thursday, 2 August 2012

LOTV Christmas in July

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Christmas in July project for the challenge at Lili of the Valley using one of my favourite stamps from last year. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then used Deco art glitter on the snow so it sparkles in the light. I then placed this on a brown card stock mat cut with the next size up nestie I used for the image. I then used Bo Bunny Snowfall papers for my base and as a border. I love these papers and the swirls in the background paper were perfect for this image. I then used Card Candy as embellishments and a 'Let it Snow' peel off. I dont usually use these but I like these ones and they go well with the tones in the papers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies: Christmas in July
2 Sisters: Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin': Christmas in July
Waste not Wednesday: Use your forgotten stash
Cupcake Craft Challenges: The Great Outdoors
Lexis Creations: Christmas in July
Cutie Pie Challenges: Christmas in July
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas in July
Order of the Opus Gluei: Seasons

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

Sarah Hurley Documented365 Exciting New Release!


Just a quick post to share with you the news that Sarah Hurley has released a fantastic new range 'Documented365' which I love!
Pop by Sarah Hurley's blog for full details, a preview and a giveaway! :-)

Featured Crafters from My All Crafts Challenge!

Good evening everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with the featured Crafters projects I want to showcase from my All Crafts Challenge-to show off the wonderful talent of the people who have entered so far :-)
I would love if you could visit the following blogs and tell them what you think of their gorgeo us projects :-)

I start with this gorgeous box by Chris and Cat at Catty Creations. The level of detail on this white on white project is breathtaking!


Next is this gorgeous bottle by Monique at Monique's Pretty Dark Art. This altered bottle is so detailed and I love the addition of the peacock feather! 


And last but not least this gorgeous Twinchie by Kathryn at Mucky Paws 69. That sentiment is perfect for our weather at the moment! Its so vibrant and cheerful :-)


If you havent entered already, or would like to enter again please pop by my All Crafts Challenge and have a go-you will have the chance to be featured and at the end of the challenge entered into a random.org draw to win a prize from the talented Sarah Hurley!

Saturated Canary Catching Butterflies in Peach

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card made using my new favourite Saturated Canary digi-she's gorgeous! I started by colouring her in Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to match the peach tones in my My Minds Eye papers. I then placed her on a mat of peach glitter card cut round her as a border. I cut my main patterned paper in interesting angles and then placed it on two other patterned papers from the stack. I then used another as a border. I then embellished with butterflies cut from peach glitter card with a Memory box dies and the same for the butterfly border. Lastly I added a 'Happy Birthday' greeting.



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy Amigo Challenges: Punches or Dies
Creative Card Challenges 2: Summertime
Die Cutting Divas:Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Summertime
Party Time Tuesdays:Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge: Pretty Papers
The Stamping Boutique: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Birthday or Special Day
Little Claire's Challenges: Summer/ holidays
Crafts 4 Eternity: Brilliant Birthdays

 Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments, they really do make my day :-)
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