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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Sarah Hurley Halloween Trick or Treat!

Good evening everyone, hope you are well! I have been playing with the fab Witching hour kit and SVGs for my electronic cutting machine from Sarah Hurley to make a little treat for my friend Adele-we always send each other fab little Halloween kits to brighten our day! :-)

I used a bare basics Kraft bag which I decorated with Papermania glitter card, Sarah Hurley Witching Hour paper and greetings and I cut the Sarah Hurley SVGS of the bats and cat silhouettes with my electronic die cutting machine to embellish with-you can see they compliment each other perfectly!

I then made a treat bag with Halloween themed Gingerbread biscuits with the 'October 31st' Chevron label from the Witching hour kit. 

Lastly I made the Eye of Newt treat bag with Cadbury's Scream Eggs.
A simple collection of treats which look really effective using the kit to tie them all together-I am hoping Adele will be very pleased! :-) 
While I am here I am going to ask you to try out for our second issue of 'Lookbook' where we collate projects using Sarah Hurley's products and show them to fellow crafters-I would love to see some of my talented followers submit projects for the next issue so please have a go! Visit Sarah Hurley's blog for the details :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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

Sunday, 28 October 2012

One Stitch at a Time: Make one for Christmas

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our 'Make 1 for Christmas' theme at One Stitch at a Time. I chose this wonderful image by Teri which I just love, its so cute and can be used without any colouring at all so makes for a quick card should you need one-which I think we can all do with as we end up making so many for Christmas! ;-)
I used My Minds Eye papers that came free with a magazine last year, Kraft card and card candy-and thats it! :-) I made use of the greeting on the paper by arranging my card around it :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Southern Girls: Animal Crackers
ABC Challenge: U is for Up to you
Fab'n'Funky: Animals
Just Keep on Creating: Christmas
Craft a Scene: Majestic Mountains
Glitter n Sparkle: Monochromatic
The Crafty Pad Designs: Christmas is coming
Crafty Anns Challenge: Christmas
Jingle Belles: Creature Feature

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

Dream Valley: Glitter and Bling


Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am a DT project for Dream Valley Challenges which was something very different for me that I have been planning for a little while-its an autumn wreath using one of my flowers I have made from an upcycled drink can :-) Its a really fab theme so please come and join us!
I started with a metal florists wreath, and I chose ribbon, trims and lace which were autumnal colours. I then wound these around the wreath in a pattern which really glitters in the light but gives the real warm feeling of autumn. Next I added one of my flowers I have made from a used drinks can with a pearl button as my centre. I didnt want to overwhelm the wreath with embellishments because the ribbons and trims etc are so beautiful and I wanted that to shine :-) What do you think?

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge: Make your own embellishements
Crafty Sentiments: Recycle It
Die Cutting Divas: Shimmer, Glimmer, Gloss
Vintage Elusions: Anything Goes add lace
D.L.Art Challenges: Anything Goes
Happy Campers Challenge: Shabby Chic
The House that Stamps Built Challenge: Anything Other than a Card
Inky Impressions Challenges: Fall/ Halloween
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge: Fall/ Halloween Colours

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



Saturday, 27 October 2012

Aqua Frigate

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Sorry I have been quiet, am still struggling with what seems like an everlasting cold! Here I am with a card from my challenge to myself to use up my existing stash. For this card I used Woodware stamps for a Frigate image which I coloured in Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Papermania Aqua Capsule collection papers and gems, American Crafts polka dot ribbon, Fantastic Ribbons Polka dot ribbon, Corregated Cardstock and Silver cardstock cut with a nestie.
I placed the nesties apart from each other to give the feeling of movement.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends: Male Card
Stamptacular Sunday: No rules
Paper Crafting Journey: Ribbon or Twine
Simply Create Challenge: Linky Party
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Use Markers
Paper Pretties: Masculine Cards
Pennys Paper Crafting Challenges: Ribbon and/or Buttons
Clearly I stamp: All Tied Up
Crafty Catz Weekly: A Male Card
Stampin for the Weekend: Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Aqua Swallowtail Butterfly card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am still coldy, getting fed up with it I can tell you! Thank you so much for all your support and get well wishes, they really do help to cheer up my day and mean an awful lot to me :-)
Here I am with something a little different for me. I bought the limited edition Peacocks Feathers distress ink pad which were perfect with my old stash of papers by Papermania-the Capsule Collection Aqua set. I stamped my butterfly then cut with an oval nestie. I then coloured with the ink. I mounted this on a panel of paper which I mounted on Coredinations card. I covered my card with a base paper, then made a border made of two other papers in the middle. I then placed the focal panel in the middle and used Polka dot ribbon to embellish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy: Anything Goes
Vintage Elusions: Add some Lace/Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
The Stamp Man: Butterflies, Birds or Bees
The Cupboard Trilogy: Things with Wings
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps: Things with Wings
Challenges4Everybody: Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters In Christ: Peace through your style (Butterflies)

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

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

LOTV Chelsea Green Dress

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Sorry for the lack of posts etc but I am really struggling with this awful cold-it just wont shift! :-(
Anyway I am here with a little cutie from Lili of the Valley coloured with Promarkers to compliment the Papermania Chelsea Green papers. I have had her a little while but hadnt inked her yet so its nice to use a new image, and use my existing stash! :-) The colours are a little weird in the photo but I couldnt get it to recognise the greens very well no matter what I tried!
I added green and white cardstock to use as my mats, Green polka dot ribbon and Papermania Capsule collection gems. Lastly I added a 'have a fabulous day' dome greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lilis Little Fairies: Anything Goes
ABC Challenges: New to You
Fashionista Challenge: Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters: Gems, Ribbon and Sentiment
Fussy and Fancy: Anything Goes
Hotshot Craft: Bling it on
Papercrafting Journey: Add some Bling
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Girls, Girls, Girls
Totally Gorjuss: Bling it on

Sunday, 21 October 2012

House Mouse Lavender Fields

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card challenging myself to use up my old stash rather than newer!
I coloured my House Mouse image with Promarkers and used Papermania Heather Capsule Collection papers. I wanted to mainly focus on a complicated sketch for my papers so I wouldnt need many embellishments for a simpler look-and to make postage much cheaper! :-) I also added white coredinations cardstock, American Crafts Polka dot ribbon, Fantastic Ribbons Gingham ribbon and Glitterations greeting and star embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Heart Pieces: Monochromatic
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiment: Happy Birthday
Card Mania Challenges: Happy Birthday
Addicted to Stamps: Animal Friends
PanPastels UK: Animals
Penny Black and More: Animal Magic
The Crafty Pad: Use an Animal
QKR Stampede: Animal Madness

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

Friday, 19 October 2012

Sarah Hurley Remember this...

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am struggling on with a cold so sorry for being a bit quiet! For this project I used Sarah Hurley New Directions and Say Cheese kits and just added 12x12 cardstock and some ribbon with a lovely photo of a beach.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenges4Everybody: Anything Goes
Color Throwdown: Colour inspiration
Deep Ocean Challenges: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Pinspiration Challenge: Photo inspiration
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Tammys Scrappin Corner: Anything Goes
Inky Impressions: Anything But a Card

Thank you for all your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Featured Crafters from my All Crafts Challenge

I am here to share with you some of the wonderful entries so far into my All Crafts Challenge, a place to show off your non card or scrapbooking projects we all make to share the inspiration of the fantastic pieces of art our crafting friends make in a community where most of the focus can be on cards. This challenge has shown me even more than I knew before of how amazing and creative this wonderful crafting community is-with such varied projects! 
As always I encourage you to visit my featured crafters and let them know what you think of their entries-hopefully we will all make some lovely new friends and be inspired by each other :-)

The first project is this amazing Home Decor Cross made by Vicki at HeARTful Stamper. I just love the warm autumnal colours, the little details and the vintage feel! 

The next project is this spectacular gift box by Alyce at Kit and Clowder. There is just so much detail to this gift box, the colouring is spectacular and of course those gorgeous Butterflies are my favourite part of all! :-)

Thank you ladies for joining my All Crafts Challenge, and to everyone else who has joined in so far. I would love for my talented followers to get involved and join in-its an anything goes challenge for any craft projects other than cards and scrapbook pages-so knitting, jewellery, gift boxes, altered projects and whatever else you can think of! I cant wait to see what you have been creating :-)


Butterfly Curio Display

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with an altered item using my favourite ever new kit from Sarah Hurley called 'Curio' available here.
I started with a plain wooden house set of shelves and I printed out embellishments and papers from the kit to work with. I cut the Butterflies and Butterfly plaques out carefully and then covered with Glossy accents or Sepia Accents and left them to dry. I then cut the papers and placed them in random parts of the shelves. I then added the Curio sentiment at the top. When the accents were dry I placed the butterflies in the back of the shelves randomly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bloggers Challenge: Take Flight Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges: Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesdays: Things with Wings
D.L ART: Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu: Anything Goes
Vintage Elusions: Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Chelsea Green Cotton Frigate

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card using one of my favourite themes-upcycling! This time I used an old cotton sheet which I stamped onto with Stazon, then attached to fusible web for stability on the card, then sewed round with green cotton on a sewing machine to match the Papermania Chelsea Green papers I wanted to use.
I then added White cardstock to mat onto, Florist ribbon and a Wooden button with twine sewn through the eye holes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftymess: Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles: Monochromatic
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Monochromatic
My Hearts Pieces Challenges: Monochromatic
The Ribbon Girl: Boy cards
Southern Girls: Ribbon
Tanda Stamps: All things Manly
Creative Stamp Friends: Male Cards
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show: My favourite

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

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Dream Valley Challenges: Hallowe'en

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for Dream Valley Challenges where our theme this week is 'Hallowe'en'. I used an image from Stitchy Bear digi store which I love for halloween! I coloured it with Distress inks and mounted on orange and black glitter card. I then used Memory Box papers, glittery ribbons, a pumpkin embellishment and two glitter spiders I bought in the sale last year :-) I would love to see you come and join in :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life: Halloween
Crafty Calendar: All Things Spooky
My Sheri Crafts: Halloween
So Artful Challenges: Harvest Moon Colour inspiration
Card Makin Mamas: Halloween
Simply Create Too: Pumpkins
Raise the Bar: Hey Pumpkin
Stamping with the Dragon: Halloween
Stampin for the Weekend: Something Spooky
Paper Crafting Journey: Add some Bling

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

OSAAT Music or Song

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our 'Music or Song' challenge at One Stitch at a Time. I chose my song to be Time to Waste by Alkaline trio to inspire this card. I coloured my image in grey and used My Minds Eye papers paired with script papers from Papermania. I edged all of the edges with pink. I used American Crafts Polka dot ribbons, Card Candy, and a 3D Butterfly with a pearl trail.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers: Shabby in Pink or Blue
The Stamping Boutique: Pink Ribbons
Top Tip Tuesday: Things with Wings
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Crafty Anns: B&W+1
DL.ART: Anything Goes
Simply Create: Anything Goes
2 Sisters: Anything Goes

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

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Love, a Golden Wedding Card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Golden Wedding card for a lovely couple in our family. I used Medieval style alphabet stamps to make the word 'Love' and coloured the letters in Gold pen. I then backed them on Papermania Elegance paper. I then created my card blank placing gold paper then cutting two corner sections to leave the middle column for my word, which I placed on 3D foam for dimension.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired: Sentimental
Craftymess Challenge: Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge: Monochromatic
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Fab N Funky: Vintage
The Paper Shelter: Love beats all
Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything Goes

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

Friday, 12 October 2012

New Yummy Papers Candy!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with some new Candy to offer you- really pretty 12x12 My Minds Eye 'Just the Girls' papers! I offer this as a thank you for your support of my blog and for all the lovely comments I get from my fantastic followers :-)

All I ask for a chance to win is:

1. Be a follower, feel free to follow and enter.
2. Post a photo of the candy with a link to this post.
3. Leave me a comment on this post and then you are entered!

I will choose a winner with random.org in November :-)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Guest Designer at Inspired by Stampin Sketch Challenge

Good morning everyone! Hope you are well :-) A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have been chosen as winner at Inspired by Stamping Challenge and Joanna asked me to join them as a Guest Designer this week for their sketch challenge. Thank you so much for including me! :-)
I was asked to create from this fab sketch above. I used flocked and glitter papers from my stash, a Lili of the Valley image coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Glitter card, Pearls and Butterflies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pink Gem Challenge: For the Girls
JellyPark Challenges: Go Pink
Our Craft Lounge: Pink
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps: Sparkly
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs: Happy Birthday
Loves Rubber Stamps: Bling Baby Yeah!
Sassy Cheryls Challenge: Happy Birthday
Lexis Creations: Pink

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

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Humphrey's Corner Skies are Blue

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Humprey's Corner card, I just love him, hes so cute! I coloured him with Promarkers and Flexmarkers to coordinate with these fab free papers I got with a magazine :-) I made panels of patterned paper on white coredinations card and placed these on the paper I used for my base. I used a polka dot ribbon in the centre. I then embellished with Papermania Burleigh blue buttons, a 3D Butterfly and gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin with the Dragon: Animals
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
House of Gilli: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenge: Oldies but Goodies
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Penny Black and More: Animal Magic
Colour Me Creative: Bright Colours
Craftymess: Anything Goes
Forever Friends Challenge: Bingo (Ribbon, Buttons, Blue)

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

Monday, 8 October 2012

Burleigh Blue Hydrangea stamped on Cotton

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Sorry I have been missing this weekend, I wasnt feeling great so took a little break. Here I am with another of my cards from my challenge to use up existing stash and an opportunity to upcycle an old sheet. I cut this sheet up and stamped on it using a Stampin Up set with Stazon ink. I then painted it with acrylic paints. I attached it to fusible web to strengthen it for going onto my card, then machine sewed with blue thread to match the Papermania Burleigh blue papers and embellishments I used. It was a simple card but I think it looks quite effective and I love the look which stamping on cotton gives, its a really fab texture :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Southern Girls: Spots and Stripes
Crafts and Me: My Sentiments exactly
Divas By Design: Use texture
Lil Red Wagon: Button Bonanza
Stamp n Doodle: Use something recycled
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone: Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge: Stitching Real or Faux
Pile it On Challenge: Vintage or Shabby Chic
Alphabet Challenge: Recycle

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

Friday, 5 October 2012

Guylou's Inimitability GDT Apples and Sunflowers

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I won a challenge at Guylou's Inimitability a few months ago and was asked to join them as a Guest Designer for this challenge, the theme being 'Just to Die for'. I chose the Apples and Sunflowers digi and coloured this with promarkers and flexmarkers. I wanted an autumn feel to my card and I used Papermania Hampstead Papers to achieve this. I also used Brown glitter card cut with Memory box dies, and Spellbinders dies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Thanksgiving
Charizma Cards: Bling/Shine
Do You Stack Up: Warm Colours
Paperplay Challenges: Shine On
Flutter By Wednesday: Glittery
I love Promarkers: Autumn Colours
Simon Says Stamp: Glimmer and Sparkle
Top Tip Tuesday: Good with Food
Pinspirational: Photo inspiration
Stamp with Fun: Autumn

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

Sarah Hurley Challenges: Autumn

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my DT Project for our 'Autumn' theme at Sarah Hurley Challenges. I chose to alter a chalkboard I bought in the pound shop. I used the 'Farmers Market' kit from Sarah Hurley and die cut leaves using the Tattered leaves die. I then shaped the leaves and arranged them around the edge of the board. Next I created a label on Daisytrail software.  I then backed this with strong card so it would last.

While you are here I would like to remind you we are looking for submissions for the next Sarah Hurley lookbook magazine so you could be featured! Details can be found here.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: Leaves
Milk Coffee Challenge: Welcome Fall
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Fall Colours
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Die Cuts and Punches
Jacksons Digital Expressions: Altered Art Autumn theme
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Autumn leaves
Theres Magic in the Air: Anything Fall

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

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Catching Butterflies in Pinks

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am struggling a bit since my flu jab on Monday, I have had a bad reaction so my arm is all swollen and it hurts to move :-(
Here I am with a Saturated Canary card with one of my favourite digis, obviously as its butterfly themed! ;-) I coloured her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to compliment the Henbury Lane papers I wanted to use. I have lots of scraps of this paper so I decided to make a card made up of strips of paper cut with Memory Box dies. I also cut little butterflies from a Memory box die to embellish the card, and used a Spellbinders die for the larger butterfly embellishment made of two sets of paper. I then used a Pink 'Good Luck' dome greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss: Punch and Die
Totally Papercraft: Pretty pastels
Songbird Challenge: Girls Just wanna have fun
Flourishes: Think Pink
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique: Pink, Pink, Pink
Use it Tuesday: Use your Scraps
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Lexis Creations: Pink
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Joanna Sheen GDT Blog hop!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I was kindly asked by Paula at Joanna Sheen's Challenge if I would join them in their blog hop as a Guest designer and I jumped at the chance! We had to use the same image and the fabulous autumn themed kit by Summertime Designs freebie kit 'Falling for Fall' found here. They have a fantastic prize of the entire Autumn House Mouse Rubber stamps or candy of gorgeous ribbons so you really need to have a go! :-)
I coloured my House Mouse image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers in coordinating colours to the papers, then cut round him with a nestie.
All I added to the lovely kit was florists ribbon, Kraft card, a wooden button, brown glitter card cut into a border and butterflies, and a dome greeting. I shaped the leaves by scoring them like veins in real leaves to add detail and realism.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles Challenges: Fall/Autumn
Creative Stamp Friends: Autumn Colours
House Mouse Challenge: Autumn
Kaboodle Doodles: Autumn Colours
Marker Pop: Oldies but Goodies
Stamp with Fun: Autumn
Catch the Bug Challenge: Fall
Crazy 4 Challenges: Leaves
MilkCoffee Challenges: Welcome Fall
Crafty Creations: Autumn Leaves

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

Monday, 1 October 2012

Penny Black Summer Memories

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Penny Black card from my challenge to myself to use my existing stash. I have had these stamps for years but I have been too daunted by colouring them, but I am so glad that I dug them out and had a play and intend to use them more now :-) I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, and cut round this with my nestie. I placed it on coredinations card cut with a scalloped nestie. Next I used Bo Bunny Country Garden papers, with Polka dot ribbons from Fantastic Ribbons, Butterflies and a Butterfly border cut with Memory box dies out of glitter card as embellishments. I added three complimenting buttons, gems and a vellum greeting on a mat of paper and coredinations card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Forever Friends: Anything Goes
Inky Impressions: Animals
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspires: Anything Goes
Gingerloft: Stitching Real or Faux ( Faux stitches paper)
Robyns Challenge: Stitching Real or Faux
Sentimental Sundays 3, 2, 1 (Butterflies and Buttons 3, Ribbon 2, Image 1)
Totally Gorjuss: Punches and Dies

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