Wednesday, 29 February 2012

An apple a day

As promised I'm back with my second post today and it's an image from one of my favourite designers, Elisabeth Bell. The stamp is a Sugar Nellie stamp which has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've used Kars Country Rose papers. The image was cut out with  a Go Kreate die and I've used Sizzix and Crealie swirl dies with Core'dinations card. Flowers punched with an EK success retro flower punch with added pearls. The wooden apple is also from Kars, coloured with Promarkers and I found the apple charm in my stash, I've added faux stitching round the image and the Kraft card.
Challenges:
The Sugar Bowl Fab sketch and option of use kraft
Elisabeth Bell's World Stitching and swirls
Ladybug Crafts Ink Pink and girly
Stampin' for the weekend Bingo (flowers, polka dots and die cuts)
Simon Says Anything Goes

It's been so lovely to be feeling so much better today and I have an appointment at the hospital tomorrow afternoon. They must have had a cancellation as they offered me the 22nd to start with, when I shall be at Hobbycrafts at the NEC. When I said I couldn't make that date she had another look and said could I make tomorrow, so that was lucky, as I would rather get it out of the way and have a diagnosis.

I'm off to add my card to the Sugar Nellie Facebook page and then will be watching Waterloo Road.

Let's Fly

A quick post form me as I am feeling quite a bit better today so going to tackle a bit of h.......k before some more crafting so I will be back with another card later. I've used this cute LOTV die cut with some free Kate Knight papers. The butterflies were punched with MS and Fiskars punches. I would like to enter this into the for a Mother challenge at Paperplay and Anything Goes at Simon Says.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Rabbits

Just an update on the health front. Not feeling quite as good as yesterday. I feel so tired all the time which isn't like me at all. The blood tests came back normal so have been referred to neurology department at hospital who should be ringing me this week.

Onto cheerier matters. I am busy making Mother's Day and Easter cards for a craft fair on Saturday. I have used an older digi from Crafty Sentiments, coloured with Promarkers.The papers are Echo Park Victoria Garden. I've used part of a doiley coloured with chalks and added some rabbit buttons my Mum gave me ages ago when she sorted out a load of stuff from when she used to do a lot of knitting.
Challenges:
CRAFT Great sketch
Crafts and Me Shades of Spring
2 Sisters Anything Goes
Allsorts Free and easy

Monday, 27 February 2012

Time for purple

Thanks for your good wishes. I am feeling so much better today but still waiting for blood test results. I've used an old digi stamp from Sketch and Stamper, which is so simple but elegant I think. I've coloured it with Promarkers and Flexmarkrs and used DI Milled Lavender. I am gradually building up my stock of DIs. Treated myself to 3 more last week, only £10.30 inc p&p on EBay. I've used First Edition Dreamcatcher paper with ribbon, flowers from Wild Orchid and MS punched leaves and butterflies with pearls. The digi sentiment ticket is from Crafty Sentiments. I've used the sketch at Everybody Art, have used the photo inspiration at Stamptacular and would like to enter this into the white plus one challenge at Wild Orchid.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Christmas Star and candy winner

Its been a lovely sunny day here today so we went out and had a walk at the coast. I know the sun was shining but it was still cold. It is only February after all. The sun seems to go to some people's heads as I saw a few people looking ridiculous in shorts and T shirts. They must be hardier than me as I had a hoodie and my Winter coat, hat and gloves on still.

So, onto my card which features a gorgeous Pink Gem image, edged with DI worn lipstick and coloured with Promarkers I went for a darker brown teddy for a change, using walnut, cocoa, cinnamon and caramel. I've actually managed to use the last of my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers. I've doodled a border on the background paper and image too. As much as I loved this pack it was so satisfying to actually finish a paper pad. I've used an MS holly border punch, some tartan ribbon and some star buttons tied with wire.
Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Ribbon and/or charm
A Gem Great sketch
Simon Says Use 3 designer papers
My Mum's Craft Shop Buttons and ribbons
Basic Grey Wish upon a star

I've not been feeling too good today again so I am really hoping the doctor gets those blood test results tomorrow.

Oops, nearly forgot, the winner of my £10 Abi's Craft candy is ................

Congratulations Katina. Please e-mail me and I'll send you the voucher code.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Abi's Craft Candy

This post will remain at the top until 25th February.

To enter my candy to win £10 to spend at Abi's Crafts please click on my candy page and enter via the link.

Tim Holtz meets Lili of the Valley!

We have a fun challenge for you this week at Totally Gorjuss and it is Yummy! We are sponsored by Craftwork Cards who definitely have some yummy goodies. My image is LOTV coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and Sakura rosestar pen. I have used PVA glue and German glass glitter on her wings which gives a really fluffy look. The papers are my fave Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby which I have distressed. I have also used both parts of my new TH on the edge bracket dies. The swirl corner was cut with a Sizzix die and the flowers were made with sanded Core'dinations and an MS Cosmos punch, X cut flower punch and pearls. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

This card is for rather more challenge than I normally enter with one cards:
Cupcake Pink fluffy cupcakes
Incy Wincy Birhdays
Kaboodle Doodles Let's get cooking
Divas by design Bling it up
Simon Says Use 3 different papers
Cute card Thursday Winged things
DYSU Distress
Paper Sundaes Birthday
The Ribbon Girl Pink, brown and cream
Sparkles Things with wings

Friday, 24 February 2012

Row, row, row the boat

This is my second post for today. I've used another of the LOTV die cuts for this one, don;t think this is available as a stamp. The purple paper is Papermania Capsule and the Love paper was part of a bargain pack I found in the clearance section of Hobbycraft. 12 A4 sheets of love themed papers reduced to 99p! I've used my MS heart and heart border punches, some sparkly ribbon, gold padded bow and an LOTV sentiment.
Challenges:
Little Claire Romance
Sketch N Stash Great sketch (new stash Love paper, old stash bow and ribbon)
Crafty Cardmakers 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (ribbon, bow, hearts)
Charisma Love is in the air
Delightful Patterned papers

Please forgive me if I am not visiting you as much as usual at the moment. I have had a couple of visits to the doctor this week. I am taking antibiotics for a sinus infection but she took some blood for tests today. The incident last Friday was really scary as I was just about to go to bed and felt very odd and started shaking. Almost had an ambulance but but thankfully it went away after about half an hour. Had a lesser one last night hence the visit to the doctor today. It may be the infection or could be one of a number of things but hopefully it will get sorted soon. Once the incidents pass I feel fine, just tired.

Don't forget my candy ends tomorrow. Have a good weekend everyone.

Time for a pint and candy news

I thought I would try distressing a man's card for a change and when I found this Wild Rose paper with time for a pint on it thought it was a good excuse to get that Tim Holtz clock die out again. I used sanded Core'dinations and inked and distressed all the edges for this card. The image is from Digistamp Boutique coloured with Promarkesr and I added a sentiment and card candi from Craftwork Cards.
Challenges:
Digistamp Boutique Monthly competition
Papertake Getting Krafty
Crafty Catz Something beginning with B (beer, Birthday)
Just inspirational Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie Anything Goes

IMPORTANT CANDY UPDATE

I have just found out that Abi's Crafts is closing on 25th March. I have therfore brought the closing date of my candy forward to 25th February, which is tomorrow. They have lots of bargains in their closing down sale so if you haven't yet entered my candy, click on my candy page by tomorrow night and you could win £10 to spend.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Walking the Dog

It's a beautiful morning here, sun is shining and we are promised a lovely warm day. I've used one of the cute new Sugar Nellie stamps coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I bought a mag with some free pencils so had a go at outlining her with the blue pencil. I've used a new Tim Holtz on the edge bracket die with some sanded Core'dinations, DI Broken China on the paper and image edges, sunflowers from Wild Orchid, MS punched leaves and pearls. I would like to enter this into the spots and dots challenge at CES. I will also be entering it into the colour challenge on the Facebook SN page.

If you read yesterday's post you will know I had a new carpet fitted in my craftroom. Thankfully my room is so well organised that getting everything out and back in again was relatively easy. I'll add some updated pics to my craftroom page as soon as this card has been posted so hop over and take a look.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

This time the cat's got the flowers

I'm having a new carpet laid in my craftroom this afternoon so we had to clear everything out of there this morning. OMG, what a task. So my stash is now spread between two bedrooms and will all have to be put back this afternoon. At least it gives me the chance to have a good dust in there when I return it to normal.

So a quick post from me before doing some cleaning and ironing. I seem to be having a Lili of the Valley week this week and have used another image with flowers but this time a sweet cat. Coloured with Promarkers with a touch of Sakura pens. I've used some free Kate Knight papers and my faithful MS doiley edge punch. This is still one of my favourite punches. Some organza ribbon, a stamped sentiment and some sparkly flowers to finish. I would like to enter this into the anything goes challenge at Allsorts and pink to make the boys wink at Delicious Doodles.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Thank You Bouquet

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for a male Birthday card.

This is another of the thank you cards a friend of mine ordered and I used this cute LOTV bear with flowers. The papers are Echo Park Victoria Garden. I added some ribbon and some MS hydrangea and X cut punched flowers with brads.
Challenges:
ABC DT Red, pink and white
The Cutie Pie Flower power
Crafty Creations Warm and cuddly teddy bears
Truly Scrumptious All creatures great and small
Crafty Ribbons Paws for thought
Paperplay Critters
Totally Papercrafts Ribbons and/or bows

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Another football card

Another football card today using one of the great male digis from Digistamp Boutique. I've teamed it with papers from Wild Rose, Craftwork Cards sentiment and some baker's twine.
Challenges:
Digstamp Boutique Monthly competition
Wags n Whiskers Masculine Birthday

Monday, 20 February 2012

Time to start the Mother's Day cards

I am selling at a craft fair in a couple of weeks so thought I had better get my skates on and get some Mother's Day cards made. Over at Pollycraft it's my good friend Lynsey's challenge of ribbons and buttons so thought I must play along. These Cherry Kisses images are some of my faves. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a touch of Sakura bluestar and purple glaze pens for shine.I have distressed the edges and used some of the old Forever Friends papers again. I added some lace and cherry ribbon, Prima flowers, pearls and flower buttons from Stamposaurus. I stamped the sentiment onto kraft card and doodled round the edge to match the frame on the digi image.
Other Challenges:
Crafts and Me Distressing
Colour Create Lilac, blue, kraft and white

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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Up the City

I made this card for a friend's Birthday and as he supports Norwich City it had to be yellow and green. I've used Maurice, a digi from Pollycraft and coloured him with Promarkers. I've added glossy accents to his glasses. Papers are We R Memory Keeps Travel Light and Wild Rose For Men. The faithful MS zigzag punch has been out again along with some baker's twine.I've added some doodling and a football which I found in my stash and I think is from a Crafty Bitz set.
Challenges:
Bunny Zoe Celebrations
Cupcake Entwined
Digital Tuesday Use your stash
Penny's Anything Goes
Dream Valley Just for men

Short post from me today as I have been out all day and have a pile of paperwork to do. Good job I like doing it. Last episode of Call the Midwife tonight and the first Upstairs Downstairs so two lovely hours of TV to look forward to.

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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Butterflies and lace

Well it seems that some people have been having a few problems with blogger refusing to upload photos but touch wood he seems to be playing nicely for me so I am giving you the heads up on this week's challenge at Totally Gorjuss which is Lace and we are sponsored by Heathers Hobbie Haven. I've used a lovely butterfly stamp from Little Claire which has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with Sakura pens for highlights. The papers are some old Forever Friends from my must use up pile which doesn't seem to be getting any more smaller. The pink strip across the middle is Henbury Lane punched with an MS border punch. I've used a MS rose leaf punch, flowers from Wild Orchid, MS punched butterflies and Kars wooden butterfly which I heat embossed. I used WOW glitter embossing powder but it hasn't come out as shiny and sparkly as I would like. I couldn't heat it any more or the wood starts to brown. I added some Sakura glaze highlights. Oh and not forgetting the all important lace of course!
Challenges:
Going Buggy Butterflies and lace
FlutterBy Wednesday Anything with wings
Cute Card Thursday Flower power

Housework and washing done, let's ignore the ironing pile, time for lunch and then a crafting afternoon.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Oh so cosy together

Phew, here I am at last with my DT card. I spent the day at a craft fair, which was busy and I sold several cards so well worth going. Did some great networking too. Got home, put stuff away, sat down for half an hour then off to the nurse for a check up on cholesterol, blood pressure etc. Hubby thought it would be good if we both had them checked. All fine, my cholesterol was very good, only 3.7. His is a little high at 6.4 so has to try to lower that. The off to Sainsburys for the food shopping so finally a chance to post my card.

Over at Winter Wonderland this week we are now beginning Christmas only challenges and we are easing you in by asking you to make a Christmas card. Easy, peasy. We are pleased to be sponsored by Crafty Emma who is giving away a gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp.

I bought this cute digi along with some rubber stamps from Sugar Nellie just after Christmas. I think is such an adorable image which I have coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've used Papermania Percy and Penelope papers and tag, Marianne die cut snowflakes and icicle border and added a silver snowflake charm from Hooked on Krafts.

Challenges:
ABC Christmas C is for Charming
For Fun I love snow
Simon Says Tag it
Sugar Bowl Love this sketch
Crafty Catz Favourite things (Christmas, Sugar Nellie, die cuts, punches, snowflakes, glitter card, Promarkers)
Sarah Hurley Die cuts
Forever Friends Shades of blue

I feel all behind with my commenting now so will try to catch up at the weekend.

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

In the Garden

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for a cute boy's card.

This card was another of the samples I made recently for Jayne at Stamposaurus and I liked it so much that I made a very similar card for a friend for her husband who is a keen gardener. I noticed we have a miniature iris in flower today along with about 5 crocuses. Hardly a magnificent display yet. The other 2 samples were very floral so I made this one with males in mind. The papers are the gorgeous Papermania Hampstead. I die cut the grass and fence with Sizzix dies, coloured the image with Promarkers and used glossy accents on the glass. The sentiment comes with the stamp.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge of In the Garden at Stampalot and Ladybug Crafts Ink Spring is in the Air challenge.

I will be posting my Winter Wonderland card tomorrow evening as I am out at a craft fair and then shopping. I hope you'll join us as we are staring Christmas only challenges from this week and we are starting you off nice and gently with a really easy challenge.

A boy's best friend

Are you the lucky winner of the signed DVD? Check the post below to find out. I was very lucky to win some stamps from the lovely Kath Stewart and this is the first one I have used. It's a Sugar Nellie stamps and I just love the old fashioned look of him. He has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used the colour scheme from the SN challenge on Facebook, not a combo I would have chosen but I am so pleased with the result which suits the image so well. The papers are HOTP from a 12 x 12 pad. I stamped the sentiment onto a Tim Holtz journal tag and added some baker's twine and buttons.
Challenges:
The Sugar Bowl My 2nd entry using this lovely sketch
Cupcake Entwined
The Crafty Pad B is for (boy and buttons)
Stamps R Us Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Where the boys are

I'm selling at a craft fair today so planing a crafting day so get some more stock made and finish some off with inserts etc.

Have you entered my candy yet? Just click on my candy page and enter via the link.

DVD Winner

The lucky winner of the signed Spectrum Noir DVD is............


Congratulations Margaret Jenkins.

E-mail me your address please and I'll ask Crafter's Companion to send your prize to you.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

More Blog Candy - Spectrum Noir signed DVD

This post will stay at the top until 9pm 15 February. Please scroll down for other posts.

To celebrate the Spectrum Noir Pick of the Day, Crafter's Companion are giving you the chance to win a Spectrum Noir DVD signed by both Sara and Leann.

All you have to do to enter is leave your name and a link to your blog using the link below. I'll then select one name at random on Thursday morning to win the signed DVD.  There's lots more chances to win on other DT members blogs and on the Crafter's Companion news and views blog.

Enter by 9pm Wednesday 15 February.

While you're here please enter my personal candy by clicking on my candy page.

Wedding Tag

This is my second post today. Thankfully no fillings today. I need to make some tags for my craft stall on Friday and have made this simple but very pretty, I think, wedding tag using the gorgeous WOJ image. I used some heart Nesties and Core'dinations. I added some lovely organza ribbon and pearls.
Challenges:
One Stop Craft Hearts and flowers with ribbon
Try it on Tuesday Hearts and flowers tag
By the cute and girly Love is in the air
Simon Says Tag It

Have you entered the two candies above yet? Click on my candy page for my personal candy.

Another driving card

I've scheduled this post as I will be out for most of the day today including a visit to the dentist. Just a check up but always anxious moment whilst that counting is going on especially if he starts to prod around and pause. I'm short of male cards so here's another steampunk offering. I used some cog card and a TH cog embossing folder and some of the lovely raffia lace. The ticket is a TH journal ticket stamped with one of his stamps as is Enjoy The Journey. I added some of his sprocket gears and a car and steering wheel from stash, I think Crafty Bitz.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Pink Punkette in Pink and Red

I love these Saturated Canary digis and this one is Pink Punkette. Not seen her around as much as some of the others so thought I would use her for this card. They are such fun images to colour, which I did with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. It's the first time I have tried colouring red hair which really suits this image. I've used DI worn lipstick around the edges of the image and papers and distressed the papers with a Tim Holtz distress tool. I've used a blossom nestie for the circles and an MS border punch. The sentiment is from LOTV. I've added Prima flowers with a spacer and brads and a Sizzix die cut corner to finish. The papers are Echo Park Victoria Garden.
Challenges:
Saturated Canary Red, pink and white
ABC DT Red, pink and white
Sketch Saturday Fun sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity Raspberry Delight

Have you seen the fabulous giveaway at Saturated Canary? Krista is giving us the chance to design a digi and will be choosing 10 winners. So click on my link to enter.

Have you entered my candy yet? Just click on my candy page and enter via the link.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Pooh and friends

This is my second post for today and I thought I would share my latest scrapbook layout with you. I have always loved Winnie the Pooh and Co. and love to see them when we go to Disneyworld. We were in Hollywood Studios last April and suddenly saw them all walking out to have photos taken and sign autographs. I rushed over before a queue formed and had my photo taken. No, I don't have an autograph book!

I've used various 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers, Sizzix die cut stars and some chipboard pieces from a Pooh bear set. The curly border is K&Co. I also added some faux stitching to the card background and the stars.

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A flower for you

A friend asked me to make 4 Thank You cards, one of them was the SN Rosie card which was blue and pink. I wanted to make them all different colour combos and I do love the peach and terracotta Promarkers and the gorgeous First Edition Desert Bloom papers so that's where this colour combo came from. The cutie is a Lili of the Valley image and I added flowers from Wild Orchid, rose leaves from Crafty Emma's, Sizzix die cut corner and MS punched butterflies. I used Jacque's great sketch at Lili's Little Fairies.

I'm off to visit my friend in hospital this afternoon but will be back later with something else to share with you.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Hanging around

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for a bit of steampunk.

I want to make some different things this year for my craft stall and when I saw the doorhangers at Little Claire I decided I would have a go at making some. I used Core'dinations for the hangers and the Cutie Patooties from Little Claire, which have been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The paper on the girlie one is Papermani Henbury Lane and on the other one We R Memory Keepers Travel Light. My Room was made with a Tim Holtz Carnivale alphabet die.

I would like to enter these into the challenge of anything but a card at The Cutie Pie and Home Decorations at Wags n Whiskers.

What an odd day for weather. After waking up to a very sharp frost and a sprinkling of snow it turned out sunny and about 5 degrees, which is warmer than it has been all week, then a little while ago it rained. All kinds of weather in just one day.

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Drive

Brrr, another very cold morning here. We had a sprinkle of snow last night and it's very frosty and cold. Need to pop out for a little while but otherwise will be staying indoors in the warm today. I love the steampunk style and I hope I've done it justice with this card. The backing paper is from We R Memory Keepers Travel Light. I've used a TH on the edge cog die with sanded Core'dinations. Raffia lace was everywhere at one time, now you don;t see it much which is a shame as I love it and I have used some black raffia lace here. The stamped car is from a Tim Holtz set and the destination stamp is from a Papermania urban set. The clock tag is from Crafty Individuals and I have added some Tim Holtz sprocket gears.

I would like to enter this into the one for the boys challenge at Hotshot and favourite song at Here come the boys. One of my favourites is Drive by The Cars.

Have you entered my candy yet? Just click on my candy page and enter via the link.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Rosie says thanks

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my Totally Gorjuss DT card.
I've used another of my newest Sugar Nellie images, Rosie. Papers are Papermania Blueberry Pie. I've used an MS border punch and decided to have an embossed layer. I have so many embossing folders and don;t use them as often as I should. I look at sketches and think papers. The tag is a Crafty Individuals one, flowers and leaves were made with Marianne dies and Core'dinations, which I sanded then sprayed with gold Spray and Sparkle. Rosie has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers including 5 of the new limited edition colours, which are really lovely. Soft colours, without being too pastel.
Challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl Great sketch
Charisma Things with wings
Allsorts Free and easy
CES At least 3 layers (I have 10)

Have you entered my candy yet? Just click on my candy page and enter via the link.

It must be love

Here I am in my cosy craftroom and outside it is sunny, bright, frosty and currently -6 still at 10am, brrrr. Our challenge at Totally Gorjuss is Lurve and we are sponsored by the wonderful Crafter's Companion so you could win a £10 voucher to spend. I've made a rather different card for this one which was inspired by the wonderful Union Square paper from Michaels. I wanted to use the gorgeous sparkly word Love with the swirls so worked my card around that. It is an 8x8 card requested by a very special friend of mine. The bunting paper is from the same 12 x 12 sheet. I've used my wonderful Tim Holtz clock die again, cut from Core'dinations and weathered with DI Vintage Photo. The MS heart punch has been out again and I've used some gorgeous cream lace I bought at a show, cherry blossom from Wild Orchid with punched fern leaves and Jolee's Boutique metal scrolls. I really enjoyed making something without a stamped image for a change and I love the vintage look of this card.

I would like to enter this into the heart and love challenges at:

My new candy is up on my candy page so please click on the page and enter.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Love is in the air everywhere

I've another busy day ahead. The plumber has just arrived to service the central heating and put in a new circuit board as every time the boiler starts up the tank makes a dreadful buzzing noise. As the airing cupboard is in my craftroom you can imagine how irritating the noise is. Then we're off out to get some paint, a table for craft fairs and some food shopping. Also have a Birthday card to deliver but hopefully will have time for crafting this evening.

This is my first DT card for the new monthly challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs where the challenge is Love is in the Air. I've used one of the gorgeous new digi images which you can buy here. There is also a bargain basement so well worth checking out the website. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and teamed it with some Doodlebug papers which I won ages ago. Not many sheets left now. I've added some pearls and a ticket sentiment, minimal embellies for me but the card just didn't seem to need more as I wanted to show off the lovely glittery paper.

There are so many love challenges at the moment but I have chosen these ones to enter.
Dream Valley Valentine
Crafting when we can Valentine/Love
Delicious Doodles All loved up
CRAFT Valentine's Day
Simon Says Love is in the air
I love Promarkers Love is in the air
Fab n funky Love is in the air
Crafts and me Use a new image
Crafty Catz Valentines

In order to celebrate my new DT post at Crafty Sentiments I am offering a new candy of £10 to spend at Abi's Crafts. As soon as I have linked my card I will be putting the candy with the link on my candy page for you to enter.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Lilac wedding

I'm back as promised with my second post for today. After making so many cards for orders and cards to send myself I need to work on building up my card stock for sale. Its such a pleasure to just look through all my stamped images and choose one to make a card with. I chose this gorgeous Whiff of Joy bride and coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and teamed her with First Edition Dreamcatcher papers. I used an MS border punch, lace a gorgeous Prima flower, some Sizzix die cut hearts and a Crafty Sentiments digi sentiment.
Challenges
St Luke's Charity Love and lace
Crafty Purple Frog Flower power
Paperplay Love letters
Papertake Anything goes with an option of heart and love
Simon Says Love is in the air
Passion for Promarkers Purple and grey

Tomorrow sees the start of the new monthly Crafty Sentiments challenge and I will be showing my DT card and having some candy to celebrate so make sure you don't miss tomorrow's post.

Sneak peek with Humphrey

Here I ma with my first post today, showcasing the Epiphany tool which will be available from Crafter's Companion from Sunday. I have used papers from Fairyopolis and one of my favourite Humphrey stamps, coloured with Sprectrum Noirs. I've used the beautiful script paper with the tool and epoxy toppers, Nesties, some ribbon and a bow to finish.
Challenges:
Crafty Catz Pink and white
Send a smile 4 kids Anything goes 4 kids

I'm hoping to get lots of crafting done today so expect me back with at least one more post. I'd like to wave hello to my lovely new followers too.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Another sneak peek

This is my second post today, Please scroll down for a cute Golden Wedding card.

I am showing another sneak peek of a card made using the new Epiphany tool which will be sold by Crafter's Companion starting on Sunday on Create and Craft TV. This time I have used the tool which makes the epoxy stickers with some silver charm settings which I have added to some Prima flowers and a Marianne leaf die. The twister page and paper are from the Fairyopolis CD.

Congratulations

A quick post from me this morning before a spot of housework and sorting out my stuff to take to the sale this afternoon. Fir this card I've used another of the cute LOTV die cuts with Papermania confetti paper, gold doiley, Siizix die cut corners Crafty Sentiments hearts border. I used the hearts which came out of the die cuts too.
There are so many love challenges at the moment at I hate entering too many with one card so this one is going into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts Great sketch
DYSU Anything Goes
Secret Crafter Hugs and kisses
Crafty Calendar Love and marriage

I'm scheduling a sneak peek post for later today.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

4 U

I said I'd be back with a second card today after visiting my friend in hospital and here is the card I made her. I've used one of the Lili of the Valley die cuts and various oddments of papers from my odds and ends pile I'm slowly working my way through. I added 4 U i epoxy stickers to the envelope. I've used an MS border punch, spotted organza ribbon, MS punched butterflies, flowers from Michaels with pearls from Wild Orchid.
Challenges:
Sketchy Challenge Great sketch, first time I've played along
Simon Says Animal Antics
Lili's Little Fairies Spring colours
The Crafty Pad Fresh spring colours

I've a very busy week this week. Found out about a tabletop sale at an infant school not too far away from me so decided to do that tomorrow so need to sort out my stock, signs etc as they haven't been out for a while. Friends coming round tomorrow night, plumber coming on Friday. I feel a little behind with my commenting so apologies if I haven't commented as much as usual.

Epiphany Tool Sneak Peek

Good morning from a lovely sunny but cold Norfolk. No more snow overnight but still some lingering here. Thankfully the roads look clear which is good as we are off to visit a friend in hospital this afternoon. Today I am bringing you a sneak peek and you are probably thinking well I've seen Fairyopolis before. Yes, the paper is from the CD and the beautiful fairy is from the stamp set. What's new is the epiphany tool which I have used to make the epoxy flower centres from the Fairyopolis paper. You can read more about these tools on their website here. Click on the blog page for some great ideas. These tools will be featured on the Crafter's Companion show on Create and Craft on Sunday. I have coloured the fairy with Spectrum Noirs and added some MS punched borders, punched leaves and Prima flowers.
Challenges:
Paperplay Get in shape
Papercrafting Journey Fairies/angels
A Gem Fairies
CES Give Me Wings

I'll be back later to share the card I made for my friend in hospital.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Sneak peek

Here's my third post for today and it features a sneak peek of the new CD from the very talented Sheena Douglass. The CD features papers, toppers, decoupage, sentiments and embellishments all with the wonderful paint fusion feel to them. I used a Spellbinder edge die, a Nestie which I embossed and some ribbon. Everything else is from the CD. I sprayed the decoupage and butterfly with Spray and Sparkle. Pop back tomorrow when I may be showing a sneak peek of a card using a brand new tool or will it be another card from Sheena's CD. Mmm, wait and see. Sheena's CD will be on Create and Craft on Friday.

Hello little Robin

This is my second post for today and my second blue card today. I have lots of cards to show you this week so please keep popping back. I didn't get round to making a Christmas card last week so hope to try to make at least two this week. I've used a cute Pollycraft digi cut out with a wonky square Nestie, coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Sakura clearstar pen. I decided to use just one paper for the card for a change, not sure about it now. The paper is Papermania A Winter's Tale. I punched some MS snowflake and added snowflake brads. I then used some of the gorgeous Stamposaurus bunting and paper pieced it with spotty paper from the same pack.
Challenges:
Quixotic Fab sketch
Crafty Cardmakers Monochromatic
Forever Friends Shades of blue
Pollycraft Chill out
Fab n Funky Digi image
Simon Says Animal Antics
Craftyhazelnut Use a die cut
Christmas Crafting Blue, silver and white
Emma's Shades of blue
ABC Christmas B is for bear plus bunting, banners, brads, bows, blooms or buttons (I have brads and bunting)

Loving the tunes

Morning everyone. Looks like a nice bright day so expecting some of the snow to disappear today. I made this card last night using one of the Simply Sassy girls I bought a few months ago and haven't got round to using yet. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Papers are Papermania Blueberry Pie, sentiment was a mag freebie, Kars wooden flower and butterfly, seam binding, mulberry flowers from Michaels with added pearls. I needed a new ruler and bought the Tim Holtz one which has a row of piercing holes so I pierced holes all around the edge and used a fine liner to look like running stitch.

It's choose a past sketch at Sketch n Stash and I chose this one.
I would also like to enter this into the get stitchy with it challenge at Craft your days away. I shall be entering this into the Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge too. If you love Sugar Nellies and are on Facebook then why not come and play along too.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Time to celebrate

Been out for a lovely bracing walk in the snow and now indoors for a cosy afternoon and evening. I am sharing another of the Stamposaurus samples I made a few days ago. The bunting, union jack and union jack border are all new patriotic stamps from Stamposaurus. I coloured the Union Jacks with Promarkers and paper pieced the bunting with some Christmas papers. The crown backing paper is from Papermania Portobello Road. I've used the Tim Holtz clock die and a computer generated sentiment to make a card suitable for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Challenges:
Delightful Punches and dies
Allsorts Free and easy
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Die cuts or punches
Crafts and Me Brighten up your day

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Sending some love

When I received the latest newsletter from Krista Smith I was amazed to find this gorgeous free Saturated Canary digi attached. I have coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and used First Edition Desert Bloom papers and Core'dinations which have been given a really distressed look with a Tim Holtz distress tool and DI Vintage Photo. I added some gorgeous lace, pins, digi sentiment from Crafty Sentiments and some Nestie cut hearts. This is my DT card for Totally Gorjuss where we have a lovely sketch for you to follow this week. We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen so definitely worth playing along and who doesn't love a good sketch to follow.
Challenges:
Pollycraft Favourite things (distressing, Saturated Canary images, pins, lace, Promarkers)
Ladybug Crafts Ink He loves me, he loves me not
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Penny's Love is in the air
Truly Scrumptious Love and hearts
Sarah Hurley Love is all around
Joanna Sheen Love is in the air
Bling it on Love is all around

Had a lovely time meting up with Lynsey and Lisa today, lots of chat and a lovely lunch. Hope you're all keeping warm. It's a good weekend for crafting. Far too cold to be outside.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my Winter Wonderland card.

Regular readers will know that I have been making some show samples for Stamposaurus and I had so much fun making cards with these vintage patriotic stamps. For this one I used Papermania Portobello Road papers and Core'dinations which have all been distressed and stapled. I tried out 2 techniques I've never tried before. The first was heat embossing the 2 Union Jacks and then using DI Worn Lipstick, the second was stamping the button border onto the ribbon. I also wanted a frayed look to the ribbons rather than wrapping them around the paper as I normally would. I then used one of the bunting stamps and coloured the flags with Promarkers and added a large button with Baker's twine. The Keep Calm and Carry On stamp is also part of the set.
Challenges:
ABC I is for In Pairs (Union Jacks)
Cards for men Seeing red
For Fun For men
I love Promarkers Photo inspiration
Charisma Vintage

Sailing home

I've scheduled my DT post for this week's challenge at Winter Wonderland where the challenge is blue and white. No other colours please except skin, fur or hair. I've used this lovely tranquil digi from Delicious Doodles and teamed it with the same papers as yesterday. I've used my MS cherish PATP set and added some baker's twine and card candi. The ship's wheel charm and brad is from The Works, sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Dear Daisy

Oh how I do love Daisy. She was one of my first Sugar Nellie stamps and she hasn't been inked up for far too long. She has been coloured with Promarkers and I paper pieced her top and jeans. Papers are Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage. I was lucky to win 16 metres of cherry ribbon at Sweet Stampin' a couple of weeks ago so you will be seeing a lot of cherry ribbons from now on. I used a Nestie label die, DI Borken China, flowers from Wild Orchid, Crealie die cut leaves, Sizix die ut hearts, Kars wooden butterfly and digi sentiment from Crafty Sentiments.
Challenges:
The Sugar Bowl 2nd entry to the sketch and used the paper piecing option
Incy Wincy Floral Frenzy
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Just Tracys Female and flowing (ribbon)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Hello

It's time for a new challenge at Crafter’s Companion and this month its Anything Goes. I've used one of the cardmates, tag and papers from the Strawberry Kisses CD along with one of the cute stamps. She has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs and I paper pieced the flowerpot. I would like to enter this into the animal challenge at Sweet Stampin', thinking of you at Chocolate, coffee and cards and animal antics at Simon Says.