Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Just Cute Bears Open theme
I love Promarkers Stripes
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Wishes for Bella blog hop weeks 2
Erin is asking that you make a card and send it to Bella to let her know that people are thinking of her. I will be part of the last blog hop on 13 July and I hope you will all join in as I will be offering a little candy. There are some fabulous prizes every week, details of which are at the end of the hop on Erin's blog. We are such a great community so please show Bella you care by sending a card today. The blog hop this week starts at Denise.
This is my second card for Bella, which features this gorgeous SN girl with her lamb. I cut her out and layered her onto Nestie cut embossed card.The papers are Wild Rose which were a gift from my blogging buddy Lisa. Marlene's sketch at The Sugar Bowl was quite a challenging one but I am really pleased with the result. The border was made with an MS trellis punch. I inked all the edges and the Prima flowers.
The Crafty Pad Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers Inky Fingers
A Spoon Full of sugar Animal crackers
Practical Scrappers Border punch
Monday, 28 June 2010
Me and my horse
This card reminds my of my friend Bridget as she loves her horse, Gypsy. The image is from LOTV and is the first time i have used it. It was such a lovely stamp to colour and I hadn't noticed the little mouse until I started colouring it. I added glitter around the image and some lovely glittery gold ribbon and bow for a bit of bling.
Friday Sketchers sketch
Simon Says friends
Magical Crafts flower power
The Corrosive Challenge flowers
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Stars and stripes
On to my card. I was asked to be the GDT member this week at One Stitch at a time where the challenge is stars and stripes. This usually makes me think of a male card in red and blue but I decided to try something different. I bought this Pollycraft didgi image recently and thought she went perfectly with the theme. Papers are Hamstead from Papermania and MME Wild Asparagus. The Hampstead papers are so sparkly I love them. The blue ribbon is recycled from the inside loops on a cardigan. I used my MS star punch on the edges and added some gem stars and some sparkly foam stars from America. Sentiment is Craftwork cards layered with a nestie.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Stars and stripes
I love Promarkers Fab sketch
Oh Alice Twinkle, twinkle
Cute Card Thursday Reuse, renew, recycle
Paper Sundaes Birthday card
Hidden Treasures Ribbon
Friday, 25 June 2010
Three more for Friday
This is my last GDT card at Crafts 4 Eternity. There is a gorgeous sketch to follow as always and the theme this week is nursery rhymes and add a charm. I used one of the LOTV bears for "pat a cake, pat a cake". Papers are Papermania Heather capsule collection.Flowers are Wild Orchid and I added some pins and a bear charm.
I am also entering this card into these challenges:
A spoon full of sugar Good luck or best wishes
Creative Craft Stamp it up
ABC X for xtra dimension.
My last card is another of the LOTV bears. I added glossy accents to her sunglasses and some faux stitching around the image. I used my MS PATP for the pink paper. The glitter stripe was made with a strip of double sided tape. Sentiment is K&Co and flowers are Prima with brads.
Sweet sketch Wednesday Fab sketch
The Corrosive Challenge Black, white + one
The Pink Elephant Pink and black
Fab n Funky Sew and Sew
Paperplay It's sunny here (sun or sunglasses)
I made the top 3 at Charisma this week and won the 200 followers candy at Craftalicious. Thanks girls. Have a great weekend everyone. Looks like the sun will be shining in the UK.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges.
Cupcake Strawberries and cream
Just cute bears Monochrome
Crafty Catz Digi
Digital Tuesday Christmas in June
Crafty Creations We want to see you shine
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Two angels and a bear
Susie certainly set a challenge this week at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club of all white Christmas. You are allowed to add just a touch of colour so added a little blue to their clothing and inked the edges of the images. I added lots of white gliiter to their wings and used Cuttlebug snowflake and star embossing folders, white ribbon and pearls and a white sentiment. I must say this really was a challenge but I am really pleased with the result. One Stitch at a time's challenge this week is seeing double so I used 2 of the same image. I don't know the make I'm afraid as I received the stamped images.
I am also entering this into the following challenges
I love Promarkers Bears
Teddy Stampers Summer bears
Passion for Promarkers Favourite things (bears and flowers)
Wishes for Bella Blog hop week 1
We are asking that you make a card and send it to Bella to let her know that people are thinking of her. I will be part of the last blog hop on 13 July and I hope you will all join in as I will be offering a little candy. There are some fabulous prizes every week, details of which are at the end of the hop on Erin's blog.
We are such a great community so please show Bella you care by sending a card today. You can see the card I made for her in yesterday's post.
The blog hop this week starts at Denise.
Monday, 21 June 2010
A fairy and a pirate
Fussy and fancy Monochromatic and wings
Totally Gorjuss Sugar and Spice
Paper Sundaes Pretty as a princess (girliest girl cards)
Practical Scrappers Flowers
Simon Says Pirates
Pixie Cottage Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Blue and green for a teenage boy
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Friday, 18 June 2010
Friday DT and GDT cards
It's Friday once again and her is my GDT card for Crafts 4 Eternity where the challenge this week, along with the great sketch, is a sport theme and use an arrow. Now my first thought was an archer but I didn't have one of those. I'm thinking Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, now, yummy. I did find this golfer lurking in my stash of images, no idea what make he is as he was a gift. Papers are K&Co Hopscotch and I made one of the strips an arrow, clever, huh! The embellie is part of a golfing set I bought in America and the colour goes perfectly with these papers. The corner stickers are from an old pack from Lakeland. There are so many challenges wanting male cards so hope to see you joining in this week.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges who all want male cards this week, Totally Gorjuss, Stamptacular, Crafty Cardmakers, Cupcake, Incy Wincy, Pear Tree Designs, Creative Inspirations, Polka Doodles. Our Creative Corner's challenges is Gotcha cornered.This week at Winter Wonderland our challenge is a festive tree. I found this image in my Christmas stash box which was another RAK. I think this one came from Christine in Canada as the teddy had a stars and stripes flag. I added white glitter flocking to Santa's beard and fur and the tag went over the flag. The papers are some old ones as are the little tree stickers. I added a Christmas tree brad to the flower so that's 5 festive trees. The number of entries is growing every week now so more and more of you are seeing the benefit of getting ahead with those Christmas cards. This week's fab prize is 3 digis from Delicious Doodles so get creating.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge sketch
Paper Play Something old (that's most of this card!)
One Stitch at a Time Celebrations
Bah Humbug Child's Christmas
It has been another gloomy and cool day here and tomorrow we are promised a Northerly wind and an even cooler day. I'm off to see Snow White on Ice at the theatre tomorrow night. Seems most appropriate given the weather. Enjoy your weekend.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Two girly cards
Sketch Saturday fab sketch
Pollycraft Let's have a sing song (Mine is Come fly with me by Frank Sinatra)
A spoon full of Sugar Sunshine Inspired
Charisma All about bling
Hidden Treasures Outdoors
In my stash I found some Forever Friends stickers which I have never got round to using. They are so sweet that I thought I would use one for a change from stamping. I glittered round the edge and used the gorgeous sketch from Friday Sketchers which I rotated. At Just cute bears the challenge is here comes Summer. I don't know what the weather has been like where you are but I would love to see Summer. We have had some sunshine but a cool wind means I am still wearing a jacket every day.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
A bowl of cherries
Penny Black Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Strawberry and chocolate colour combo
Forever Friends Any cute image except Forever Friends
The Shabby Tea Rooms Summer fun
Papertake Ice cream colours
Monday, 14 June 2010
A layout and a Gorjuss girl
Time for a Gorjus girl I thought. They were everywhere when they first came out and now you don't see them so much. I glittered the spots and trim on her dress. Papers are Papermania with Prima flowers and punched fern leaves.
The Sugar Bowl Sketch (you can now combine their challenges,hooray)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Nice and girly
Kaboodle Doodle Anything goes with a dash of purple
Practical Scrappers Glitter or flocking
Crazy 4 Challenges Light pink, amethyst and light green
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Everybody Art Things with wings
Totally Papercrafts Animal magic
Polka Doodles Nursery rhyme (Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross to see a fine lady ride on a white horse)
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Hot, hot, hot
Anyone for Anya Hot, hot, hot
Pixie Cottage Sketch
The Corrosive Challenge Die cuts
The Pink Elephant Red, scallops and a bow
Creative Card Crew Thank you
Fan 'n' funky Summer colours (photo inspiration of hot colours)
Crafty Catz Embossing
Friday, 11 June 2010
Summer and Winter
I am also entering these other challenges:
Passion for Promarkers Pink Birthday
Allsorts Strawberries and Cream
A Spoon full of sugar Floral Delights
Stamp Something Happy Something (mine is Birthday)
Oh Alice What's your muchness (mine is lots of layers and flowers)
Pear Tree Designs Sketch and use flowers
Simon Says 1 Image, 2 DPs, 3 types of embellie (flowers, holly and gems)
Bah Humbug Anything Goes
Thursday, 10 June 2010
What a gloomy evening, it is so dark here and damp. What happened to flaming June? I so love these LOTV bears and he looks like he is having such fun. I added glossy acents to his goggles and windscreen. Papers are MME Asparagus. Pearls from the Hobby House. With Father's Day next weekend in Britain there are so many similar challenges this week.
Sketch Saturday sketch
Just Cute Bears Father's Day
One Stitch at a Time Boys to Men
Cards for Men Father's Day
The Shabby Tea Rooms Just for Dad
Creative Craft For the man in your life
CRAFT Father's Day/Mens
Charisma Spots and stripes
Friday Sketchers Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Snowflakes
ABC W for weather
Crafty Creations Child's Play
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
This card is for some friends who are celebrating their Ruby Wedding on Sunday. I enjoyed making the last tri -shutter card so much I wanted to try another. I had made a note of all the measurements I worked out, including the paper sizes so it was much quicker to make this time and what a great way to use up all those scraps of paper we can't bear to throw away. The image is FF of course. I added a punched MS heart, some pearl hearts, a bow and some padded hearts that have been in my stash for about 3 years and which match the spotted paper. The numbers are from an old alphabet set from Poundland.
Forever Friends Kinetic card
The Townscrapper Save a tree (use one piece of card and paper scraps)
Totally Papercrafts More than one fold
Monday, 7 June 2010
Henbury Lane and candy winners
Each time Papermania bring out a new pack I think they can't get any better and then they do. I love this new Henbury Lane so much that I had to buy the A4 pack as well as the A5 and it is the main paper on all of these cards. I used glitter on all of them too. When Graham came home he said I look like a member of Abba as I seem to have glitter on my face,lol!
Isn't this a fabulous image. I so love the LOTV stamps. I used 2 different size leaf punches with the wild orchid and Prima flowers with spacers, brads and a flower charm. I also used my MS doily punch which is then almost covered up with the image and flowers, oh well.
Lili of the Valley sketch
The Craft Garden 6 flowers
Magical Crafts Metal madness
Teddy Stampers Movie inspired (Mine is Pretty Woman)
Cupcake Dazzle us
Sir Stampalot Punch It
I can now share my hubby's anniversary card with you. He was so pleased with it which is great as it took a long time to make with 2 images to colour. They are 2 of the new bears from Pollycraft. The sentiment was done on the PC and the roses are Wild Orchid. I used my MS heart border and large heart punches and the leaves are from a Woodware punch.
Pollycraft ribbon and bling
Polka Doodles Modern/retro anniversary
Stamp Something Digi
Bee Crafty Bloomin' marvellous
Stamptacular I do, I do, I do (wedding or anniversary
Whiff of Joy Sketch
Passion for Promarkers Books
Colour Create Baby pink and pastel blue
Die Cut Dreams Angels
Moving along with the times sketch
Stampin' for the weekend Summer
Penny Black Swirls
The Crafty Pad Swirl and pearls
Paper Sundaes Summer fun
I couldn't believe it when this number came up as that's my very good friend, Lynsey. Congratulations.
Finally I was really pleased to make the top 3 at Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club last week with my Winter Wonderladn DT card. Thanks girls.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
The Joy of Giving
As June 5th is my wedding anniversary and June 6th is my blogaversary it's time for some yummy candy. I never realised what fun blogging would be nor how much I would learn by entering all the challenges and checking out your wonderful creations. I have made so many new friends through this wonderful blogland and really appreciate the time you take to visit me and leave such kind comments. I visit many of you as often as I can and leave comments but don't have as much time as I would like to visit.
To show my appreciation I have put together the following yummy goodies:
Sarah Kay clear stamp "The Joy of Giving" (shown above in detail)
Papermania Heather capsule collection A5 paper (my current fave paper)
Doodlebug limeade boutique assortment of papers
Woodware pastel flowers
3 sheets of Craftwork Cards sentiments
Forever Friends bear with cake and presents stamp
Pack of pink self adhesive gems
6 silver charms -ballet shoes, star, hearts and teddies
40 shaped brads including flowers, leaves, stars and tools
Pack of mixed spacers
Pink and black embellishment pack
Mini cupcake stamp
Papermania clear Christmas stamp set
25 stamped images including Sugar Nellie, Whiff of Joy and Lili of the Valley
Dovecraft mini Christmas stamp set
Pack of Craft dots
To enter my candy just follow the three simple rules.
- You must be a follower of this blog.
- Advertise my candy on your sidebar.
- Enter via Mr Linky below.
Candy closes on June 6th and the winner will be announced on June 7th.
Friday, 4 June 2010
Crafts 4 Eternity GDT card
I was lucky enough to be chosen as a GDT member at Crafts 4 Eternity for the month of June and here is my first card. There is a gorgeous sketch to follow with the addition of a flourish and flowers.
The image is Buzzcraft, main papers are Kate Knight, flowers are Wild Orchid. I used my new MS PATP punches for this one again and my Sizzix swirl.
I hope you like my new blog header. I have been wanting to have a go at making myself a header rather than using one from one of the blog background sites. I finally got round to it tonight. It took me ages to make it but now that I have done I can play around with it to alter it in the future.
I was inspired by the bugs and beasties challenge at The Crafty Calendar where the option is wings. The cutie is from Pink Gem and her coat looks rather red but it is pink I can assure you. The papers are some old FF I found the other day in my stash and had forgotten about them. Flowers are Prima with added pearls. Not sure if the embellies are meant to be butterflies or dragonflies but they were also found in my old stash as were the sticky corners from Lakeland. Lots of glitter on her wings, wand, stars and crown. I am also entering this into the challenge of for the little ones at Incy Wincy and I used the fab sketch which I rotated from Crafty Angels.
Feel the love
For my DT card I chose to use this sweet WOJ image of Herb and her baby and use some snowman vellum for a change. Snowflakes are punched with Fiskars and MS punches. Sentiment is Alissa's Paper Town. I know the sun is shining but making a Christmas project could cool you down and stop that mad rush in November and December.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Tuesday morning sketches sketch
Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club Babies 1st Christmas
Practical Scrappers Acetate, transparencies or vellum
Craftalicious New (this is their first challenge
Thanks for all your lovely comments. Have a great weekend and hope the sun keeps shining on us all.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Two pretty girls
This is the second of my new Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, called Gabrielle. Just for a change I paper pieced her dress and then paper pieced the card suits on the bottom too. Papers are Henbury Lane and Rose Garden, Anita's ribbon, Sizzix swirl, pearls from the Hobby House and Wild Orchid flowers. I added glitter to the swirls too for added sparkle.
Sketch Saturday Sketch
Totally Papercrafts Monochromatic
One Stop Craft Swirls and pearls
Fab n Funky Piece that Paper
Paperplay Flowers and sparkle
Pear Tree Designs Floral delights
There are a lot of fun in the sun and beach challenges this week so I chose these colours to represent sea and sand. Anya looks like she has spent too much time in the sun here. At least she protected her face with those great sunglasses. You might need yours on for this card. I covered her glasses in glossy accents, left them to dry and then when I looked for the image found I had laid another one on top. I don't recommend it! Luckily I managed to unpick the card from her glasses and add more glossy accents. They now look perfect again. Main papers are K&Co Hopscotch and Papermania Hampstead. Flowers are Prima.
Anyone for Anya Sketch
Stamptacular Life's a beach
Cupcake Summer delights
The Pink Elephant Use bright colours
Papertake Fun, fun, fun
Creative Inspirations Beach
Cute Card Thursday Blue, orange and black
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
This gorgeous girl is my prize from Sugar Nellie for advertising their new stamps. How lucky was I to get this. I felt a need for using the purple PMs again so I used the lovely sketch at I love Promarkers and the colour challenge of black, white plus one at Allsorts. Stamp Something want DPs, ribbon, bow and a tag and Dutch Dare Challenge want 2 DPs, 3 colours and 4 buttons. Finally at Die Cut Dreams they want a celebration card with a number.