Monday, 6 October 2014

Candy

Would you like to win some yummy candy? Please check out my candy page and enter. Only entries via the link on my page will be entered into the draw. Closes 6th October. Good Luck.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

White Wedding


I so love white on white cards and they are a perfect match for Wedding cards. I embossed the background, the sentiment is a Woodware stamp cut with a Spellbinders floral oval. I added some beautiful ribbon, MB die cut vines and some flowers from Wild Orchid just to give a little colour.

Challenges
Deep Ocean At least one flower 
Sister Act Anything goes

Have you entered my candy yet?

I am out all day again today, time for a haircut and highlights so that is a long visit to the hairdresser. I have been going there for years so will have a good chat and a chance to read my book whilst the colour is taking.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Christmas florals


I seem to have made countless Christmas cards already but still have loads more to make. How is your Christmas crafting coming along?
Image - Stamposaurus
Medium - Copics
Paper, holly leaves, and sentiment - Craftwork Cards Christmas Post
Doily - Dovecraft Curiosity Corner
Other - card candi

Off out again today, meeting a friend for coffee, then popping back to hers to see their new dog, out for lunch and then visiting my Mum.

Have you entered my candy?

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Dropping in to say Happy Birthday


As promised here is the card I made for my friend for her Birthday on Friday. Love these furry friend images from Sugar Nellie and more will be available soon.
Image - Parachute jump digi from Funky Kits
Medium - Copics
Papers - Country Lady from LOTV
Ribbon and lace - Crafty Ribbons
Dies - MFT Die-namics pierced rectangles, MB clouds used with DCWV gauze paper

Challenges
Papertake oh how cute 
Bizzy Becs Anything goes
Simon Says Anything goes
Creative Inspirations Autumn colours
Delightful Cute and cuddly
Crafty Catz Birthday celebrations

After a day spent mainly crafting yesterday we are out and about today.
Don't forget to enter my candy x

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Christmas Owls


Clean and Simple is this fortnight's challenge at A Gem of a Challenge where our prize as always is 2 digis of your choice. There are so many fabulous new ones in the shop you will be spoilt for chice if you win. 

My card is really cas as I merged two images in Photoshop, Santa has been and Bakground papers - snow. Then I simply added some Christmas owls - owls on a line ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Challenges
Papertake Oh how cute
Simon Says Anything goes

Have you entered my candy yet?

Friday, 26 September 2014

Tilly


I have loved this image for ages but it was only available in rubber so when I spotted Krista had released it as a digi I hopped over straight away and bought her. I am definitely in Autumnal mood at the moment with my colours.
Image - Saturated canary Tilly
Medium - Copics
Paper - Crate Paper Farmer's Market
Other - sentiment found in stash, crochet flowers bought on a market coloured with DI Antique Linen, self adhesive lace bought on FB, scrim from B&Q, doodling doe with Letreset fineliner, Wink of Stella pen on her wings, Viva pearl pen

Challenges
Papertake Oh how cute 
The Cutie Pie Cute with shades of Autumn 
Allsorts Based on a film title (Tinkerbell) 
Scribble and Scrap Anything goes 
Bunny Zoe Lace 
Simon Says Anything goes 

 Out for a meal tonight with a friend for her Birthday. I will be sharing her card with you on Sunday.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

My first post as a Sweetie


I am still finding it hard to believe that I am actually posting my card today as a member of the DT for The Sugar Bowl. I really didn't know which of my many many images to use but I chose the digi of My Friend Flakey available from Funky Kits of course. You can enter our Anything Goes challenge using any Sugar Nellie image you like, rubber or digi. There are two prizes to be won. The first winner will be able to choose 4 digis and the second winner 2 digis.

I have also used
Medium - Copics
Papers - Forever Friends Kraft Notes
Die - Joy snowflake
Other - wooden tree and snowflake coloured with DI Vintage Photo, Stickles, Viva pearl pen, Letraset fineliner for doodling

Challenges
ABC Christmas S for something festive 
Scrapology Anything goes 
Crafty Little Fairies Sparkle and bling
Sketch n Stash Great sketch (new stash is the image, old are the papers)
We Do Doobadoo Something masculine
Allsorts Based on a film title (The Snowman)
Papertake oh how cute
Divas by Design Pretty in glitter
Simon Says Anything goes

If you are a fan of Funky Kits then check out my candy where one of the items is a Scrapberry stamp, one of the latest stamps from Funky Kits.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Paper piecing again


This is one of the new stamps from Woodware which I bought at Summer crafting. I had great fun paper piecing him using Echo Park Keepin' Cozy papers. The sentiment comes with the robin and I decided to go for a cas look by just adding some pearls and faux stitching.

Challenges
ABC Christmas S for something festive 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Christmas critters 
Sparkles Things with wings 
Stamping Sensations Things with wings 
Inky Chicks anything goes 
Crafting from the heart anything goes

I am off to the dentist for a check up today so fingers crossed everything is ok.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Gift card holders


Last Christmas I was going to make some gift card holders for my stall and never got round to it so this year I was determined to have a go at designing one,  Once I had worked out all my measurements, and written them down for the second one, I was away.

I used papers from LOTV, Frosty Christmas. The filigree poinsettia was made with a new purchase of Sue Wilson dies and glitter card. they look beautiful but took ages to poke all the bits out. I think glitter card is more difficult to work than ordinary card actually. The snowflakes are a Memory Box die and Martha Stewart punches.


This is the inside. The To and From look sideways in this picture but are the right way when the holder is opened. I bought some velcro dots when I went to the LOTV shop in  May and they were perfect for fastening.

Challenges
LOTV pretty papers 
Divas by Design anything but a card 
Crafting with dragonflies gift card holder 
ABC Christmas S is for something festive 
Not just cards anything goes 
Whimsy Monochromatic
Hobbycutz Not a card
Scribble and Scrap Anything goes

Still time to enter my candy.

Monday, 22 September 2014

My first Santoro stamp


This is the card I made for my friend Lynsey's Birthday yesterday. I had been admiring the Santoro stamps for a while and in the end succumbed to buying just this one. Lynsey is a big fan of pink and green. I added some pleats to the dress to give it more shape and I am really not happy with them but it isn't a technique I do often so more practice required I feel.
Image and papers - Santoro
Medium - Copics
Doily - Dovecraft Curiosity Corner
Die - pierced rectangle
Other - baker's twine and charm

Challenges
Paper Shelter Ribbon/twine 
Sister Act Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl Pastels

 Check out my latest candy, see my candy page.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Autumn Owls


I made this card for a friend's Birthday which was yesterday so I can share with you today. I love the rich shades of Autumn which always remind me of the beautiful trees in New England along with the enormous pumpkins and scents of Yankee candles etc. I can't wait to go back there, hopefully in a couple of year's time.

Papers - Crate Paper Farmer's Market
Sentiment - LOTV
Other - burlap, wooden buttons, wooden owl coloured with DI Vintage Photo

Challenges
Bearly Mine Autumnal colours 
Crafting Musketeers Use buttons 
Stamping Sensations Things with wings 
Cute Card Thursday Awesome Autumn 
Delightful All fall down

Don't forget to enter my candy x

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Penguin for Squirrel


When I kept seeing penguins appear on Squirrel's blog and FB page I wondered what was going on. All was revealed to be a one off  penguin challenge and how could I refuse that challenge. Of course I have a lot of penguin stamps but when I saw the offer of 10% off at LOTV I could resist the new stamps no longer and bought this one and a snowman one. I ordered them while we were away and they were waiting for me when we got home, great service.
Image - LOTV
Medium - Copics
Papers - MME Merry
Lace and ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Dies - Joy and Simon Says snowflakes
Other - pearls, stickles, pearl pen

Challenges
Squirrel's blog Penguins 
Crafty Cardmakers Ribbon, lace and pearls 
Incy Wincy Shaped cards 
A Creative Romance Anything goes 
Bunny Zoe Lace 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Christmas critters 
Sparkles Things with wings
ABC Christmas S for something festive 
Graph'it Pink

I am selling at a craft fair today, a new venue for me but organised by somebody who does a lot of the other fairs I go to. Out for a carvery this evening with friends.

Before I go I must tell you about something you won't want to miss.

SALE AT Little Claire!

Starting today until midnight Sunday we have a SALE on our web 



Enter code KDO14 at checkout and obtain 10% discount from everything - 20% to all club members!

Lastly hope you will all enter my candy, see my candy page. Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Angelica with snowman


I was so pleased to see another new Angelica image in the Pink Gem store as I love her and she is so pretty to colour. Another non traditional colour Christmas card today as promised.

Medium - Copics
Papres - MME Merry
Dies - Marianne icicle, Memory Box precious mittens
Other - stickles, Viva pearl pen, Fineliner for doodling, Wink of Stella pen

Challenges
Let's Craft and Create Anything goes 
Allsorts Sugar and spice 
Not just cards Anything goes
ABC Christmas S is for something festive

Guess what is coming tomorrow, yes another Christmas card and this one is very pink.

Don't forget to enter my candy.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Knitted with love


Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my new DT position at The Sugar Bowl. I will be sharing my first DT card with you next Thursday and do hope you will join in with the challenge. In the meantime here is one of my all time favourite stamps, so so cute.

Image - Sugar Nellie Knitted with Love rubber stamp from Funky Kits
Medium - Copics
Papers - Wild Rose Wintry Christmas
Lace and ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Punches - MS snowflakes with glitter card
Other - Stickles

Challenges
Incy Wincy Shaped cards 
Papertake Punch it out (no dies) 
As you like it Favourite rubber stamp (I have about 20 favourites but this is probably my favourite Sugar Nellie stamp because she is so cute, looks so cosy and I love colouring stripes) 
Crafty Little Fairiese Sparkle and bling 
Allsorts Sugar and spice 
Sweet Stampin' Spots and stripes
We do Doobadoo Something feminine 
Bunny Zoe Lace 
Natalie and Amy Things with wings 
Sparkles Things with wings
Creative Inspirations Going dotty

I have a few non traditional coloured Christmas cards coming up in the next few days so hope you will enjoy them. Don't forget to enter my candy.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Snow!


Too early for snow thank goodness but never too early to use this gorgeous Woodware stamp which has been paper pieced with Lili of the Valley Frosty Christmas papers. I added some scrim, a doily and pearls. The snowflakes were made with various Memory Box and Joy dies with glitter card and the tree is of course a slender fir made with a Doohickey die.

Challenges 
Southern Girls Winter Blues
Simon Says Stamp Monday Rock the technique(paper piecing)
That Craft Place Sentimental
ABC T is for Tic tac toe (doily, pearls, dies)
Fan-tastic Tuesday Shades of blue

Have you entered my candy yet, see candy page?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New Born


A friend asked me to make a baby boy card for her and looking through my blog she asked for this stamp, which I was very pleased about it as it is still my favourite baby stamp, though there are a few other Sugar Nellie and LOTV very close behind.
Image - Whiff of Joy
Medium - Copics
Papers and sentiment - First Edition It' a Boy!
Dies - Memory Box
Punch - Martha Stewart simple scallop
Lace - Crafty Ribbons

Challenges 
My Mum's Craft Shop Dies or punches
Crafts and Me Time for anything
Divas by Design Anything goes
A Creative Romance Anything goes
Delicious Doodles Fancy and frilly
Bunny Zoe Lace

 Hope you have entered my candy, see my candy page.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Same stamp as 4/9 but completely different look


Yes another Stamposaurus sample using one of the lovely new sentiment stamps. This time I wanted a more vintage look so stamped it with white ink on kraft. The background was embossed and sanded. I added some Memory Box die cut butterflies, IO floral lace heart die cut and flowers and pearls. I love the Autumnal colour combination of this card.

Challenges
Bearly Mine Autumnal colours 
Vintage Stamping Anything goes 
Deep Ocean Vintage
Simon Says Create your own background 
Paper Shelter Embossing

Have you entered my candy yet?

Sunday, 14 September 2014

I'm so excited

I was so excited to receive an email on Friday saying I had been chosen to join The Sugar Bowl DT. Thanks for all your supportive comments on my post a while ago when I submitted my card for the DT call. Sugar Nellie were some of the first stamps I ever bought and I have always wanted to join The Sugar Bowl DT. 

This is a first for me typing a blog post on my phone so I can't link to the challenge. Our next challenge is September 25th so I hope you will play along. If you are a Facebook member there are some cute freebies on offer as part of the Kit and Clowder party.

Scroll down for today's card and up for candy xx

Santa's hat again


I have some very exciting news I am bursting to share with you. Hopefully I will do that later today.

Another of the samples I made for Little Claire using the new Santa's hat stamp. I wanted to get lots of texture and dimension to this one.
Image - Little Claire Santa's Hat
Medium - Copics
Papers - Dovecraft krafty Christmas
Punches - MS holly border, Woodware holly
Other - K&Co embellishment, card candi, green burlap, Stickles

Have you entered my candy yet, see above.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

18th


This is my second DT post for today. Please scroll down for my Little Claire card and scroll up for candy which you need to enter via my candy page.

Our challenge at A Gem of a Challenge is milestone Birthdays. Although it isn't my team's week to play I often join in with the other team as I love using these images so much. I had an order for an 18th Birthday card in purple with a girl with dark hair and a horse and here it is. I merged three images, Chloe, horse and straw in Photoshop. It's the first time I have done that and I couldn't believe how easy it was using the PNG images.
Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition Dreamcatcher
Numbers - American thickers
Die - Memory Box banner
Horseshoes - 3d sticker set bought in America
I found the sentiment already stamped in my stash so I don't know where it came from.

Challenges 
A Creative Romance Anything goes
  Allsorts Sugar and spice 
Divas by Design Anything goes 
TTCD Anything goes 
Bizzy Becs Anything goes

Gardener's Birthday


This month's challenge at Little Claire is a really easy one, a Birthday card. Now you don't have to use a Little Claire image but we would love to see them if you have them. As I have been away and scheduled this post I can't tell you what the prize is but it will be something lovely from Little Claire so check out the challenge and my fellow DT's work and see what you could win.
Image - Little Claire Silhouette Gardening set
Papers K&Co Hopscotch
Dies - Marianne watering can, Memory Box plant pots
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Other - green burlap, cabuchons

Challenges
Hobby Cutz For the boys
Creative Knockouts Outdoors 
MAWTT Add texture
Sweet Stampin' Spots and stripes

Friday, 12 September 2014

Love you to the moon and back


Another new stamp from Stamposaurus, This one was requested by Jayne's son so I assume he had somebody in mind to use it for. I used a Spellbinders die and inked the edges with DI Weathered Wood. I wanted to make a girly card so added some large flowers and quilled leaves made with a Sue Wilson die.

We have been away in Worcestershire since Monday, driving home today so I hope you enjoyed all my scheduled posts these last few days bringing you lots of new released stamps. We stayed in a lovely barn conversion in the countryside. The WiFi wasn't great in the barn and we were out a lot enjoying the sunshine so apologies for not commenting as much as usual this week.
I hope you have entered my candy too, see my candy page.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Quite literally the first Christmas


Over at Crafty Ribbons where our challenges are now fortnightly we have a new challenge of First Christmas. I have taken this very literally and here is my card using the new Bethlehem image and sentiment stamps from Stamposaurus. The image has been coloured with Copics and I have also used Sakura pens for the stitching. The papers are First Edition Silent Night. The ribbon is from a previous Christmas collection but you can see all the new Christmas ribbons here. A simple card to highlight the lovely image.

Challenges
Without Words Celebration 
Vintage Stamping Anything goes 
Bizzy Becs Anything goes 
Inky Chicks Stitching
The Ribbon Girl Add ribbons
Have you entered my candy, see my candy page?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Scarf and hat shop


Yes today brings yet another of the new stamps from Little Claire and this is such an unusual one. I coloured the image with Copics adding Stickles for the snow and then made a frame with kraft card which I then sprayed with gold spray and sparkle, the same as I used on the Little Claire sentiment. The papers are First Edition Vintage Noel and I added some MS punched snowflakes.

Have you entered my candy yet, see my candy page?

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Zentangled owl


I had some fun with this new stamp, snowflake owl from Little Claire. As the image already had some zentangling I decided to zentangle the rest which gave a lovely contrast against the brightly coloured paper which is a very old Papermania one I found in my pile of oddments and was perfect for my card. The sentiment is from Little Claire and I added some snowflakes using glitter card and Joy and Marianne dies. The snowflake border was made with a TH on the edge die and I inked the edges.

Challenges
Completely Christmas Anything goes 
Sweet Stampin' The Great Outdoors 
Stamping Sensations Things with wings

Monday, 8 September 2014

Santa's hat


Have you seen all the fabulous new Christmas stamps from Little Claire. This one is Santa's Hat. I think this is such a fun image and so quick to colour with Copics. I used a shaped card and cut the paper to fit using the card as a template. I added some old foam snowflakes, MB die cut snowflake, Stickles and pearl pen dots.

Challenges
Winter Wonderland Scandinavian style
Crafty Little Fairies Sparkle and bling

Sunday, 7 September 2014

That stamp again


A Wedding card made for an order with one of my favourite Inkylicious stamps. I used two of the Spellbinder resplendent rectangle dies, Papermania oyster papers all edged with DI Antique Linen. I used a MS heart border punch, Impression Obsessions floral lace heart die, Sue Wilson quilled leaf die, wooden heart and couple inked with DI Vintage photo and various flowers. The sentiment was made using the PC and cut with a Go Kreate die.

Challenges
Not just cards Anything goes 
Paper Shelter Stars or hearts 
Papertake Anything goes
Sister Act Anything goes

Check out my new candy, see my candy page.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Really CAS


Although it looks big on the screen this sample I made for Little Claire is only 4" square as this is the dinkie version of the new Snowflake Owl stamp. I stamped it using a white stamp pad onto kraft. The background was made with sanded Core'dinations and a swiss dots embossing folder. I added a snowflake made using white glitter card and a Joy die and some pearls. Simples.

Challenges
CCAYR Keep it krafty 
A Creative Romance A touch of kraft
Papertake Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday Anything goes
TTCD Anything goes

 I have my second craft fair of the week this afternoon. The one on Wednesday at the hospital was really good and I sold loads of cards and a few other bits and pieces. Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Bird plaque


Today I have the pleasure of posting a project on the Little Claire blog. As I needed some more plaques for my craft stall, having sold out last month I decided to make one for my project. The gorgeous bird ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. For all the other details please head over to the blog and if you would like to leave a comment there too that would be very much appreciated. There is also a chance to win some of the newly released Christmas stamps so check out Thursday's post.

Challenges
Natalie and Amy Things with wings 
A Creative Romance A touch of kraft
Papertake Anything goes 
Delightful Don't be square 
MAWTT Shape up 
Not just cards Anything goes

Check out my new candy, see my candy page.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

New sentiment stamp


I am sharing another sample I made recently for Stamposaurus using one of their new sentiment stamps. I love using sentiment stamps for Wedding cards as they suit all ages. I used an Embossalicious embossing folder with Centura Pearl, DI Weathered Wood, Marianne Designs die, pearl strands from Wild Orchid, roses and rosebuds and wooden butterflies painted with white acrylic paint and heat embossed with shabby white frantage,

Challenges
Sweet Stampin' Embossing
Simon Says MondayBoldly go into Stamptember
My Mum's Craft Shop Dies or punches
Natalie and Amy Things with wings
ABC S is for shabby chic
A little bit crafty Distress it
Crafty Cardmakers Dry embossing
Papertake Anything goes