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Sunday, 30 September 2012

A chance for you to shine!

Good afternoon everyone, just a heads up to point you towards a fantastic opportunity from the lovely Sarah Hurley. She is looking for submissions for the next Sarah Hurley 'Lookbook' inspiration magazine for her fantastic products-so dig out your Sarah Hurley kit and get crafting-I would love to see some of my wonderfully talented followers to have a chance to shine in the next issue :-) Find all the details here and I cant wait to see what you come up with :-)

Also I would just like to say congratulations to Carol and Sharon on making the team, its so fun to get some new crafty friends in our little team! :-)

OSAAT Butterflies or Buttons

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our challenge at One Stitch at a Time where our theme this week is 'Butterflies or Buttons'. I, of course, went for the butterfly option! ;-)
I used Papermania Chelsea Green papers, an image from Ike coloured in Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Kraft card, 'Good luck' greeting, 3D Butterflies and pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Karens Doodles: Green
LEJ Designs: Monochromatic
Digi Makeover Challenge: Anything Goes
Patties Creations: Anything Goes
Simply Create Challenges: Anything Goes

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

Dream Valley Go Pink!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well  :-) Here I am with my DT card for our challenge at Dream Valley this fortnight which is Go Pink!
For this project I used a fabulous Saturated Canary digi coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to compliment the Papermania Lucy Cromwell papers. All I added was a circle of white glitter card, white cardstock to mat my papers, A Parkstone pink bow, Hugs greeting, three glitter domes and white glitter card cut into little butterflies with a Memory box die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters: Favourite Stamps
A Gem of a Challenge: For the Girls
Hiding in My Craft Room: Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss: Punches and Dies
Sweet and Sassy Digi Challenge: Hip to be Square
Totally Papercrafts: Pretty Pastels
Crafting for all Seasons: Things with Wings
Flutter By Wednesday: Open
Stampavie and More: Sparkles

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

Friday, 28 September 2012

Hydrangea in White and Blue

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a card from my challenge to use my existing stash, I used a Stampin' Up stamp which I stamped with Memento in Blue, then cut around this with a nestie. I placed this one a panel of Burleigh blue papers matted onto white coredinations cardstock. I then covered my base card with white and blue polka dot papers, then used a paper as a border. I then added Polka dot ribbon and a bow as an embellishment and placed the main panel at an angle. I then added Card Candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simply Create Challenges: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs: Monochromatic
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Love to Create: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: Dots

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

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Fergus Says Hello!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card using some of my old stash with the fabulous Fergus stamp by Wild Rose Studio. I coloured him with Promarkers and Flexmarkers then cut round him with a nestie. I then used My Minds Eye papers, Coredinations cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Wooden buttons, Gingham ribbon and a bow, and  lastly a Glitterations greeting and stars.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky: Starts with 'F' (Fergus stamp)
Totally Papercraft: For a child
Fun with Shapes and More: Beastly Good
Quirky Crafts: Monsters
By the Cute and Girly: Boys/Men
I love Promarkers: Male Theme
My Mums Craft Shop: Stars
Cards for Men: Animal Magic
Craft Your Passion: Buttons and Bows

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

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Together Forever Wedding Card in Greens

Good afternoon everyone, how are you? hope you are well :-) I am here with a Wedding Card I made for my friend. She was struggling to find anything she liked in shops so I offered to make her one :-)
I coloured the Lili of the Valley image in Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then cut round it with a nestie. I used Papermania Chelsea Green papers, and coordinating cardstock. I added roses from Wild Orchid Crafts as my embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies: Flower Power
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge: Photo inspiration
LEJ Designs: Monochromatic
Elke Kaart een Feestje!: Green
Sassy Cheryls: Be inspired
Cupcake Craftroom: Pretty Pastels
Crafts and Me: Favourite Colour
Clear it Out Challenge: Image of a child and any stash

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

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Autumn Distressed Flowers

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card inspired by the beginning of Autumn using one of my flowers made from an upcycled drinks can. I made this first and used Adirondack inks to make it Autumnal in colour tone.
I then used Memory Box papers I love from last year as a base for my card and used the branches as a focal point to go with my flower and made a heat embossed leaf from another of these papers then cut round the embossed leaf shape. I then heat embossed patterns and a greeting on the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge: Gold
Recycle, Repurpose and Reinvent: Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge: Early Fall
Stampin for the Weekend: Feeling Floral
Card Mania Challenge: Handmade Flowers
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Stamps plus Fun=Creativity: Autumn
Totally Stampalicious: Fall Colours
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Handmade embellishment

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

Monday, 24 September 2012

Craft My Life All Crafts Challenge: 2

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my new All Crafts Challenge, a challenge to encourage you to make and show off your non card and scrapbook layouts-so I want to see anything else, Altered items, Knitting, Home Decor, Painting etc etc :-)
Last challenge got off to a wonderful start with some really fantastic projects-see here for the winners post :-)
This challenge was started as a place to show the other fabulous creations which often dont fit in other challenges which is a real shame and is a chance for you to show off your lovely projects. Also the idea is for you to be inspired and meet other crafty friends on the way-I always encourage those who enter to visit the other entries and let them know what you think :-)

I will choose entries to showcase throughout the challenge with a link to your blog to show the talent out there and at the end of the challenge I will pick my top three and a random winner using random.org. This month my prize is a Forever Friends Black and Gold Stamp set, oh so cute! :-)

My only rules for this challenge are to follow my blog, and link your creation to this post using mr linky below. And if you feel kind I would love you to take my badge above and link to here from your blog to spread the word about my new challenge :-)


My Creation for this challenge is this blanket for my friend. She has been poorly so I thought for her birthday I would make her something comforting for when she felt bad and something which would make her smile :-) The logo is from a band, Alkaline Trio, we both love and where we became friends through their fan club. 
I cut the logo freehand from felt and then sewed the heartskulls on each corner of a red fleece blanket. 
It was quite difficult to get photos of but she was very pleased with it which made me smile :-)


Certainly something a little bit different! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I cant wait to see your entries and remember any crafts other than cards or scrapbooking, this is an opportunity for you to shine with your other fabulous creations :-)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sarah Hurley 'You are Magical' Butterfly card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a project using the Sarah Hurley Fairyland CD which I just adore! I used a Memory Box die to cut a cloud base to mat the 'You are Magical' cloud greeting from the CD out of the polka dot papers. I then made a panel with the cream butterfly paper to make the sentiment stand out and matted this on Papermania cardstock. I then covered my base card with the same butterfly paper in another colour. I then cut Butterfly embellishments out from an embellishment sheet from the cd and used pearls to make trails from these butterflies and then added pearls as detail elsewhere.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love to Create: Things with Wings
Simply Create Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons: Things with Wings
Fab n Funky: Things with Wings
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Things with Wings
Simply Create Too: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Things with Wings
Paper Crafting Journey: My Sentiment Exactly

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

Winner of my All Crafts Challenge and Top Three

Thank you so so much everyone who participated in my first ever All Crafts Challenge. You have blown me away with your incredible talent and creations, and I really hope you enjoyed playing along and will join in on Monday when the new challenge will begin :-) (Gives you a little start to create this weekend, anything goes theme for anything other than Cards and Scrapbooking projects!)

I would like to start with my top three for this challenge, what a difficult task this was with the thirty three incredible entries I had to choose from!


Blackdragon 's Crafts Curio Cupboard. What a fantastic spooky creation! 

Kay from Pixxiwitch designs Wonderful Upcycled Bean tin-what an incredible upcycling project!

And Dana at Dana's Inspirations fantastic distressed chest of drawers. I would love this in my house! :-)

The First ever winner of my All Crafts Challenge as chosen by random.org is...

Lorraine at Lorraine's Place with her Upcycled Cigar Box. Just gorgeous with so many pretty vintage details :-)

Can you all email me (address on my sidebar) so I can give you your badges for your blogs and Lorraine with your details so I can give you your prize from the wonderful Sarah Hurley :-)

I will be back on Monday with your new Anything Goes challenge for non card and scrapbooking projects so please get creating and join in, I cant wait to see what you have all been up to! :-)


Friday, 21 September 2012

Featured Crafters from my All Crafts Challenge

Good afternoon everyone, here I am with some of the fantastic creations shared for my All Crafts Challenge, thank you so much for joining in everyone, its been incredible to see your wonderful creations and the wealth of talent in blogland :-)
As always I encourage you to pop over to these creator's blogs and leave some love-hopefully we can make some new friends through this challenge and be inspired by each other's amazing creations :-)

I start with a Domino Book by Heidi at Handmade by Heidi. What a fantastic creative idea and I just love the detail in this wonderful little work of art :-)

Next is this fabulous wreath by Michelle at Purple Monkey Moments, what a fantastic creation for the back to school season! :-)


The next project are these fantastic hat pins by Karen at Home of the Busy Honeybee. These are just incredible, absolutely beautiful works of art :-)

Next are these beautiful storage shelves by Becca at Beccalite Crafts. Its so girly and a really pretty way to display ink pads-Becca has a youtube video tutorial on her blog, link above if you would like to find out how to make your own :-)

Next is an upcycled cigar box by Lorraine at Lorraines Place. I just love any sort of upcycling and this takes a boring box and makes it into a really precious work of art :-)


Next is this absolutely stunning chest of drawers by Dana at Dana's Inspirations. I really love the distressed look and the colour of these distressed drawers is so vibrant and beautiful, and the handles are just perfect for the project :-)

Thank you so much for joining my challenge and for those of you who have been inspired by this challenge I will be announcing the winners and launching a new anything goes challenge tomorrow so please come back and share all your non card and scrapbook creations, and hopefully make some new friends with the fantastically talented bloggers who also join in!

Red Hot Hydrangea plus Winner of Candy

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another of my cards from my challenge to myself to use my existing stash. For this project I used a stampin' up stamp coloured with Promarkers on an oval nestie. I then used Papermania Red Hot Capsule collection papers and coredinations card in complimenting colours. I placed  the image on a scalloped oval card mat cut with a nestie, than made three panels of rectangle papers matted on carstock and arranged these at an angle. I used two papers as my base, one as a border. Lastly I added American Crafts polka dot ribbon and Papermania Henbury Lane Brads, the top one just happens to be an image of a hydrangea so is perfect!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girls: Pink and Green
Sugar Pink Hollow: Pretty in Pink
Moving along with the Times: Girly plus Prim and Proper
Divas By Design: Lovely Layers
Oldie But a Goodie: Show us your ribbon
Make It Monday: Anything Goes

Sorry this is a little late, with being poorly I am a little bit behind! The winner of my candy chosen by random.org is no.24 Janice. Please contact me using the email address in the sidebar of my blog :-)

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

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Monochromatic Green Frigate Stamped on Cotton

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with another of my cards to challenge myself to use my existing stash, I am really enjoying the challenge :-) I used an old cotton sheet and stamped on it with Stazon inks, then cut round the stamped images. I coloured the stamped images with Promarkers which gave it a fuzzy look which I love :-)
The fabric was backed with fusible web to make it sturdier, then sewed around the edges with green cotton which matched the Papermania Chelsea green papers I wanted to use with my sewing machine.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pile it on: Its a Stitch Up
Fussy and Fancy: Fabric of our lives
Crafty Creations Challenges: Around the World
The Lollipop Ladies: Gobstoppers and Monochromatic
Top Tip Tuesdays: Recycle It
Hooked on Crafts: Cards for Men
Incy Wincy Designs: Monochromatic Greens
The Pink Elephant: Monochromatic

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

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Have a MONSTER Birthday!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card using a stamp by Wild Rose Studio which I love! I would just like to share my good customer service from dealing with Wild Rose Studio, I cannot recommend them enough because they were so helpful and dealt with my request really quickly.
I coloured Fergus with Promarkers and cut round him with scissors on the black stamped line because I wanted to create the effect of him standing alone. I then placed him on acetate to get this effect of him breaking through the front of the card. I drew crack lines over the edges of the paper with Promarker Fine marker and made a cut out where fergus would emerge. I then placed the vellum inside the card and then backed this with polka dot papers. I used My Minds Eye papers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss: Rawr
Fairytale Challenge: Beginning of Autumn
Creative Craft Challenges: Anything Goes
Paperminutes: Autumn
Papertake Weekly: Autumn
Passion for Promarkers: CAS Card
Sweet Stamps Challenge: Autumn
Eureka Stamps: Autumn Colours
Kaboodle Doodles: Children
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

House Mouse Cheesy Birthday!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a fun House Mouse card. I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut a think border around him. I then mounted him on Papermania Portobello road papers backed with Kraft Card. I then mounted this on two papers from the set to make my centre panel. I then backed my card blank with two papers and joined with script ribbon from the Portobello collection :-)
I then added cotton lace on top and along the bottom :-) I placed my centre panel on foam tape, then embellished with a script bow, pearls and a Happy Birthday dome greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Card Crafters Circle: Gingham
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge: Ribbon
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties: Ribbon
Corrosive Challenges: Animal Challenges
The Kraft Journal Challenge: Lavishly Layer
Joanna Sheen Challenge: So Sweet
Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark

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

Monday, 17 September 2012

Tea Dye Vintage Frigate

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my latest card from my challenge to myself to use my existing stash, I have to admit I am really enjoying the challenge to craft outside of my comfort zone!
For this project I used a Woodware stamp which I stamped with Brown Memento. I then cut round this with a nestie, and used a blending tool to colour the image with Tim Holtz distress ink in Tea Dye.
I used Bo Bunny Timepiece papers, teamed with a complimenting vellum greeting sticker saying 'Great Day' in the top right hand corner.
I cut a different square nestie shape in a shimmery brown cardstock to place at an angle behind my image, then added glittery gold ribbon for a different texture and lastly added three wooden buttons as my embellishments in the bottom left hand corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons: Vintage
Little Miss Muffet Challenge: Writing
MilkCoffee Challenge: At least two different shapes
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Distressing
My Mums Craft Shop: Buttons
Cards Und More: Maritime
Sunday Stamper: Ribbon
That Craft Place: Bling
Crafty Calendar: Brown and Creams

Thank you very much for visiting and for all your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Dream Valley Celebrations

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our Celebrations Challenge at Dream Valley this week. I used a Saturated Canary digi which I coloured with Copics, Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I then cut round her with a large border. I then placed her on a panel of paper from Burleigh blue collection mounted on White coredinations card. I then arranged papers from the same collection to make my stash, then added a bow, sparkle ribbon and 'A Special Day' vellum sticker greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
ATC's and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Totally Papercraft: Use your Favourite Stamp
Digi Doodles Challenge: Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digi stamps: Anything Goes
Saturated Canary Challenge: Use two 'B's- Blue and Bow
Simply Create: Anything Goes

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

Friday, 14 September 2012

Thank you Rosette card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card from my challenge to use my existing stash. For this project I used Dovecraft papers, a Memory box rosette die, Spellbinders Butterfly and Banners die and a greeting free from a magazine. I made a Rosette with the Memory box die and added a tail with pennants from the Spellbinders die :-) I also added Pearls as my embellishments :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Catered Crop: Pink
The Hybrid Chick: Pop it Up
Dutch Dare Challenge: Sugar and Spice
Milk Coffee Challenges: 2 Different Shapes
Paper Crafting Journey: My Sentiment Exactly
Crafts and Me: In the Pink
The Sisterhood of Crafters: No Stamps

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

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hydrangea in Cotton Card

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) It is glorious weather today and I was really cheered up by a butterfly fluttering past my face in the garden and landing on the Buddleia-luckily I had my camera and it was my first Peacock Butterfly of the year! :-)
I am here to show you a card I made when playing with cotton the other day. I had an old sheet that I cut up and stamped on it with Stazon. I then coloured the Hydrangea image with Acrylic paints and left to dry. I then stamped the 'Thank you' greeting and attached the cotton to some fusible web to strengthen the material to make it easier to work with on the card. I then sewed around the edge with cotton to match the papers I wanted to use by Papermania, the Burleigh Blue collection. I then made my sketch and just added white coredinations card, then to embellish used buttons and bows also from the Burleigh Blue collection.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Mums Craft Shop: Buttons
City Crafters: Polka Dot Palooza
Top Tip Tuesdays: Recycle it (Old cotton sheet)
Cupcake Craft Challenges: In Stitches
The Squirrel and the Fox: Anything Goes
Ink it Pink Challenge: Fabric
Kaboodle Doodles: Flowers
Stamp n Doodle: Stitching

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

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Shabby Chic Country Inspired Card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with one of the cards made from my challenge to myself to use my existing stash. I used Dovecraft Country Garden papers, cut a tattered florals flower out with my TH die and shaped it with my fingers. I then inked the edges of the petals and added a button as its centre.
For my card base I covered it in one paper edged with the same ink, and made a panel of distressed Kraft card, pink paper edged with ink and another pattered paper inked on the edges on top. I then added my flower to a doily which I also inked the edges of. Lastly I added little pearls as embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hiding in my Craft room: Super Scraps Saturday
Simply Create too: So old or vintage
The Emerald Faeries Challenge: Use a Doily
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Crafts: Distressing
Kaboodle Doodles: Flowers
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Pile it on Challenge: Patterned Paper

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

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Featured Crafters from My All Crafts Challenge

Good evening everyone, hope you have had a lovely summer :-) Here I am to show off some of the fantastic creations linked up to my All Crafts Challenge, thank you so much for entering those who have and those who haven't had a chance to yet, I would really love to see your gorgeous creations and hopefully introduce more of my followers to each other and start fab new crafty friendships! :-) Like I always say please take a moment to visit the creations linked below and share what you think with the talented crafters!

The first project I want to show you this evening is this stunning hat box by Christi at Christi's Creations. The butterflies are fantastic, but I love the details Christi has included, the fantastic flowers along the outside of the box and the flower on the top. A joy to look at and a lucky person who owns this! :-)



And next is another gorgeous box with the butterfly theme carried on, I am always a fan of Butterflies! 
This fantastic box is by Kay at Pixxiwitch designs. I adore the colour scheme of this and the 3D details, its just incredible :-) Another item I am sure anyone would love to have decorating their house! :-)

And next is a spectacular make from the next generation of crafters! 
Pearl from Kitten Kraftz entered a tshirt her son had coloured in, its so clever and a great representation of a film series close to my heart, Toy Story :-) Well done Samih, youve done a fantastic job! :-)


Please pop by my challenge on my sidebar and get involved, its sponsored by the lovely Sarah Hurley and you may be my next featured crafters! At the end of the challenge I will draw an entry using random.org to win :-)

Stamping on Cotton Green Frigate

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I have been experimenting with cotton from an old sheet and I am really quite pleased with the results. I used Stazon ink to stamp my frigate, definition and world map onto the cotton, then cut round them. They were ironed onto bondaweb to bring stability to the fabric, then sewn around the edges with a sewing machine with green thread to match the Papermania Chelsea Green papers I wanted to use. I added white coredinations card to mount the darker green papers on to distinguish them from the paper I used on the base. I added Florists ribbon for texture with a wooden button with twine threaded through the holes as if sewn in.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy: Fabric of our lives
Penny's Paper crafting Challenge: Sewing
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Put a stamp on it
Craft Your Passion Challenges: Blast from the past 103
Cupcake Craft Challenges: In Stitches
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Cards for Men
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Panpastel UK Challenge: By the Sea
Pile it On: Patterned Paper
Allsorts Challenge: Lots of Layers
Sugar Creek Hollow: Fabric

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

Monday, 10 September 2012

Humphrey's Corner Head in the Clouds

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Humphrey's Corner stamp which I coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I then cut round him with a nestie, then mounted him on white coredinations card cut with a different nestie and edged with blue inks to match my papers. I then cut a cloud with a Memory box die out of the same white coredinations and edged this with the ink in the same way. I also stamped my 'Just for you' greeting in this ink directly onto the cloud. I used Gingham paper and the reverse side for the plain blue border. I then added polka dot ribbon, then pearls to the button corner of the card and on my cloud.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Bright Colours
The Squirrel and the Fox: Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl: Just add Pearls
Crafty Anns Challenge: Monochrome in Turqoise
Forever Friends: Ribbon
Crafting for all Seasons: For a Child
City Crafter: Monochromatic
Perfect Sentiments: All Creatures Great and Small
Come and Get it Challenges: Tic Tac Toe-Ribbon, Free and Pearls

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

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Alcohol ink Flower Card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a card using one of the flowers I have been making out of drink cans as my focal point on my card. I made this first and then echoed the colours of it on inkessentials paper which I had embossed with a flower embossing folder. I then added a layer of glitter to this paper to make it really shimmer. Next I mounted it on white coredinations card. I covered my base with Lucy Cromwell paper which complimented the mint green in my flower and then added American Crafts Polka dot ribbon to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Scrappers Delight Challenge: Make your own backing paper
Joanna Sheen Challenges: Polka dots
Card Caravan Challenge: Pop it up
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything Goes
Fairy tale Challenge: Use Metal
Unstampabelles: Embossing
Oozak: Sparkle
Recycle, Repurpose and Reinvent Challenge: Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge: Anything Goes
The Cupboard Trilogy: Tic Tac Toe, Bright Colours, Flower, Ribbon

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

Saturday, 8 September 2012

OSCC No Floral Embellishments

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with my DT card for our challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge where our theme this week is 'No Floral Embellishments'. So you can use floral papers or a floral image but no added embellishments :-)
I carried on with my challenge to myself to use my existing stash and made a Penny Black card, I was always scared to colour the animals so haven't really used these stamps but I am pleased with how they have come out and have fallen in love with them again! :-) I coloured them with Promarkers and Flexmarkers then cut them with a nestie shape. I then chose My Minds Eye Stella papers I love but have been holding onto for ages as I couldnt bear to cut into them! :-)
I cut a scalloped circle nestie out of distress cardstock to compliment the papers and used as a mat for my image. I then placed my papers and used polka dot ribbon in different colours on each side to make the image pop. I used a 3D Butterfly with a trail of pearls in the bottom corner then added three Card candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy Challenge: Seeing Spots
Just Add Ink: Just add Polka dots
Forever Friends: Ribbon
S J Crafts: Summertime
Inspired by Stamping: Photo Inspiration
Divas By Design: Friendship
Inky Impressions: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Only stamps, no digis
Perfect Sentiments: Animals

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

Friday, 7 September 2012

You are the Sunshine in my life!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well and are enjoying this lovely weather too! Here I am with another card from my challenge to myself to use my existing stash and try to get out of my comfort zone. I used Spellbinders dies to cut and emboss pennants and a butterfly from Dovecraft Back to Basics papers, then added a greeting I got free from a magazine cut into three parts to add to the pennants. I then placed them on lovely green patterned paper from Dovecraft Garden party collection. Lastly I added pearls to add a little embellishment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: Seeing Double
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges: Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: Winged things

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

Thursday, 6 September 2012

House Mouse Happy Birthday

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I hope you are sharing this gorgeous weather too, we have so many gorgeous butterflies in our garden at the moment, we are very lucky that our plan to garden to attract them is working :-) Anyway, here I am with a card using a House Mouse stamp coloured with Promarkers. I paired this image with Lucy Cromwell papers from Papermania. I added Coredinations card, Lace, Wild Orchid Crafts Roses and pearls. Lastly I added a glitterations 'Happy Birthday' greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Birthday Cards
Come and Get it Challenges: Colour Inspiration
The Cupcake Craftroom: Pretty Pastels
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Humour
I love Promarkers: Bunting
Going grey with Scrap creations: Humour
Top Tip Tuesdays: Happy Birthday

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

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Crafty Bloggers Network Guest Blogger

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a little bit of news, I am Guest Blogger at Crafty Bloggers Network this week so please pop over and have a read and let me know what you think, I really appreciate it :-)
For this post I made one of my favourite themes of cards-a Monochromatic card! I used a Stampin' Up stamp which I adore and stamped it with blue ink to match the papers which are Papermania Burleigh Blue Collection. I then cut a nestie for it and set it on a panel of blue patterned paper on an angle to add interest. I then mounted this panel on shimmery coredinations card in white. I then made my card base with two other blue patterned papers. I then embellished with ribbon and a matching bow from Papermania Portobello Road collection, and lastly added three coordinating pieces of card candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen Challenges: Going Dotty
Panpastel UK: All about Stripes
Unique Crafters Challenge: Anything Goes
City Crafter: Monochromatic
Sassy Cheryls Challenge: Got the Blues
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

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

A Fabulous new online magazine!

Weve all had to keep quiet about this but the lovely Sarah Hurley came up with a fabulous idea which I have been so excited to be a part of-an online magazine with examples of creations from her collections :-)
You can find the magazine here, please go and have a peek and let us know what you think!
Here is one of my creations from the magazine, a sweet jar using the Witching Hour collection, and a Kilner jar from the supermarket.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Platypus Creek Challenge: Halloween
Bearly Mine: Anything but a Card
Jacksons Digital Expressions: Anything But a Card
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge: Halloween

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

Monday, 3 September 2012

Humphrey's Corner 'Thinking of You'

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Humphrey's Corner card, just the cutest images! :-) I coloured them with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and cut round him with a nestie. I used some papers I got free with a magazine a while ago which I adored and coloured Humphrey to match them. I then added 3D Vellum Butterflies with gem trails, Green Buttons and Orange Polka dot ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenges: Bling
Amusing Challenges: Use Markers
Catch the Bug Challenges: Anything Goes
Avadares Challenge: Sparkle
Desert Island Crafts Challenge: Something New, Pens to colour with and Bright Colours
Ladybug Crafts: Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy Challenge: Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Colour Crazy

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

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Dream Valley Something Old, Something New

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT project for Dream Valley Challenges where our theme this fortnight is 'Something Old, Something New' so I chose some of my favourite old papers, My Minds Eye Stella papers I adore and a stamp that is technically new because I havent used it at all before this month because the animals scared me to colour them! I coloured them with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and cut round them with a nestie. I then cut a frame from Coredinations Distress cardstock which complimented my papers. I then added another colour of Distress cardstock to make panels with papers on top and placed in each corner. I then used American Crafts polka dot ribbon, buttons and a 3D vellum butterfly as my embellishments and lastly added three heart pearls on each corner of the image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop: All the Threes (Three lots of three things)
Stampavie and More: Animals
Shopping Our Stash: Our Favourite things
House of Gilli: Your Favourite Colour Combo
Totally Stampalicious: Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: Polka Dots
Little Claire's Designs: Best Friends
The Secret Crafter: Animal Antics

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


Saturday, 1 September 2012

You are Magical!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another of my cards to challenge myself to use my existing stash :-) For this card I have used Dovecraft papers cut with Memory Box dies, Sarah Hurley Fairyland Cloud greeting reading 'You are Magical' and pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Punches and Dies
Fat Pages with Attitude: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
In the Pink: Things with Wings
Moving along with the Times: Flying High
The Perfect Sentiment: Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Emerald Faeries: Punches and Dies
Pinspirational Challenge: Inspiration Photo

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