Tuesday 31 July 2012

Gorjuss Bag


This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for news of my weekend and a Wedding card.

This little Gorjuss girl hasn't been used for a very long time. She's one of the Sugar Nellie stamps which I have coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've used papers from the Papermania Capsule packs, aqua and heather, one of my fave colour combos. The bag is from Jo-Anns, in USA. Hope I can find some more of these next time I go as they are bigger and much stronger than the ones I bought in Hobbycraft. I also like the fact they are kraft inside. I did pop into Hobbycraft yesterday though and like their new range of small acrylic stamps, only £1 each. I bought 4 of them, so watch this space. Anyway back to my card. The butterfly is from The Works. It's really pretty and sparkly, doesn't show up so well in a photo. I've used Marianne dies for the flowers and leaves.
Challenges
Incy Wincy Anything but a card 
Stamptacular Patterns galore (at least 3 papers) 
Willow Sketchie Anything Goes 
Simon Says Anything Goes 
Marianne's Design Divas Anything Goes 
ABC DT Colour challenge 
The Sugar Bowl Gayle's fab sketch

Vintage Wedding


What a great time we had at the weekend at the two day Village Festival. Great atmosphere, loads of people, 3,500 adults plus children on Saturday and even more on Sunday. It was my best ever event, steady sales both days and would have done even better but it started to rain about 3.30 on Sunday. It left off for a while but then came down heavier so people started to leave and instead of being there until 6pm we all packed up about 4.30 which was a shame but other than that the weather was lovely. All my efforts of the last two weeks certainly paid off and I had lots of compliments about the quality of my cards. I also got an order for 2 doorhangers and a lady who said she will ring me for 5 Christmas bags for her grandchildren. Whether she will or not of course remains to be seen.

Yesterday hubby was off and we had to catch up on things having been out all weekend so sorry I haven't had a chance to catch up with you all. I shall be making a start on bloghopping and crafting today. I haven't made anything for the last 4 days and am itching to get started again.

Today I am sharing a Wedding card I made for somebody I used to work with and have met up with again thanks to Facebook.
Recipe
Images - Crafty Individuals Miniatures
Papers - Bo Bunny Timepiece
Tools - TH distressing tool, Crafty Sentiments border die, MB Sofia heart and butterfly dies
Sentiment - LOTV
Lace from stash
Challenges
Simon Says stamp and show What do you say 
Fussy and Fancy Vintage with distressing and lace 
Simon Says Anything Goes 
Penny's Wedding/anniversary 
Crafts and Me Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes

Monday 30 July 2012

Baby weigh in and Commenter's candy


Isn't this such an adorable image from LOTV. It's another of their die cuts which I have teamed with some Basic Grey paper. I've used the cut off strips again as I did with my ship card last week and some organza ribbon. I love these spotted buttons which I have tied with raffia from The Works. Sweet and simple.
Challenges
Simon Says Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and as promised I have randomly chosen one of my regular commenters from last week to win a stamp.

That's you Rachel. Please e-mail me and a Lazy Ellie stamp from Stamposaurus will be on it's way to you. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to comment. I really do appreciate it.

Sunday 29 July 2012

Birds of a feather


It's my last GDT card for The Crafty Pad and our theme this week is Things with wings. I chose this gorgeous bird silhouette. I kept to the bird theme and found this paper, which was sent to me by Janet at The Stamp Basket when I was a guest designer there. It is Prima, Meadowlark I think. It was so pretty with so many different details I kept to one paper for a change. I added a Kars wooden bird, some scrim coloured with Tea Rose Flexmarkers, ribbon, Fairyopolis rubon greeting and a MB die cut landscape.

Saturday 28 July 2012

Take time to stop and smell the flowers


I've scheduled this post, which is my DT card for Totally Gorjuss, as I will be selling (hopefully) at a large two day local festival. We have been several times as visitors but it is the first time I have had a stall. I will be in a large marquee so hoping for good weather, but not too hot. I'll catch up with you all on Monday.
Recipe
Digi image - Dillybeans (our sponsor this week)
Medium - Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - MME Blink of an Eye
Scrim - B&Q coloured with Honeycomb Promarker
Ribbon - mag freebie
Dies - MB - Macarena corner, buterflies and dragonfly
Pearls from The Hoby House

And that's our challenge this week, Pearls, nice and easy.

I would like to enter this into the case it challenge at Allsorts.

Friday 27 July 2012

Birthday Fairy


This is another of the samples I made recently for Stamposaurus. You will find Dottie in the Christmas section but I think she works well all year round. She has been cut out with a Go Kreate Tag die and coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with added Sakura clearstar and bluestar pens for a bit of bling. The paper is Paper Cellar Victorian Classic. I have used a star embossing folder with Core'dinations and sanded it down, ruched up some seam binding and added some flowers and pears. The ribbon is Fizzy Moon, sentiment Lucy Cromwell.
Challenges
Sweet Stampin' Monochrome 
Charisma Monochrome 
Simon Says Anything Goes 
My Mum's Craft Shop Birthday girls 
Divas by Design Happy Birthday
Southern Girls Angels or fantasy

Regular visitors will know what a busy week I have had making cards ready for a two day village festival at the weekend. This has meant I have had less time than usual for blogging and won't be around at all this weekend.. I really do appreciate your visits and have visited as many of you as possible this week. Some of you visit me every day and leave comments and to show my appreciation I will be sending a little something to one of you. I will sort this out on Monday and let you know who the lucky person will be.
Thank you

Thursday 26 July 2012

Thinking of you


This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for a vintage card and scroll up to enter my candy.

I've tried something new on this card, using different shades of grey only on the image. It just shows what a contrast you get with using ice greys, cool greys and warm greys, Promarkers of course, I've used DI Iced Spruce around the edges. I wanted to contrast that with a lovely warm colour. Not sure which pad the orange paper came from, the flowered paper is from the V&A pad. The flowers are from Michaels, some of these in my candy along with a larger version of this cute stamp, Lazy Ellie, from Stamposaurus.Tag sentiment from Craftwork Cards.
Challenges
Craft your days away Shades of grey plus one 
Creative Inspirations Colour challenge 
DYSU For a friend 
Aud Sentiments Sentiment on a tag
Simon Says Anything Goes

Steampunk Time


I had a really good day yesterday with the cardmaking, 12 cards and a gift bag. Feeling good now about the amount of stock I have for the weekend festival. I could do with a few more gift bags, large cards and vintage cards like this one if I have time. Hubby is off work today so we need to give the conservatory a thorough clean from top to bottom and may go out later so not much will get made today.

I love making this style of card and they sell well too. I have used Bo Bunny Timepiece paper, penny farthing rubon from America, Tim Holtz steampunk  on the edge die, clock embossing folder, DI Vintage Photo, distress tool and metal gears, Jolee's metal corner scroll and a clock charm from Wild Orchid. I used Core'dinations with the embossing folder, sanded it down and then used DI Vintage Photo.
Challenges
Crafts 4 Eternity Crazy circles 
Chocolate, coffee and cards Steampunk and metal
Allsorts Distressing 
Fab n Funky No stamped images 
Charisma Monochromatic
Simon Says Anything Goes

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Hannah's Birthday


This is my second post for today.

I made this card for a friend's daughter's 22nd Birthday which is today so I can now share it with you. Krista's fabulous images work so well with jazzy hair colours and as Hannah currently has red hair I wanted to colour her hair red. I've used Promarkers and Flexmarkers, more odds and ends of papers, MS PATP double loop punches, TH distress tool, DI Lipstick Red and Black Soot, Marianne flower dies, brad and padded heart from stash.
Challenges
The Sugar Bowl 2nd entry using Gayle's fab sketch 
Saturated Canary Black and white plus one
Marianne's Design Divas Anything goes

Flowers for you


I adore these LOTV couples and they make great Anniversary cards, I'm afraid it's another die cut as I don't have time for colouring all my cards this week. I've used DI Vintage Photo and Basic Grey Capella papers, TH distressing tool, a couple of MB dies with kraft card and some pearl hearts I found in my stash.
Challenges
Lili's little fairies A touch of romance 
Allsorts Distressing

Short and sweet post but I will be back later with another card, and this one has been stamped and coloured.

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Good Luck Cats


This is my second post today. Please scroll down for a cute Ellie card. 

I am still beavering away to get ready for the weekend. Hope I get plenty of customers after all this cardmaking. Today's card was made using one of the LOTV die cuts. It's such a cute image but not a stamp I would buy as I wouldn't get enough use out of it. That's where the die cuts are so handy. I've used some more papers from my slowly decreasing odds and ends paper pile. I've used DI Black Soot, some ribbon and pearls from stash and a bow from a recent challenge win.
Challenges

Creative Card Crew Use black card stock 
Crafting When We Can Monochrome 
Crafty Catz Monochromatic 
Crafts and Me Ribbon and bows

Have you entered my candy yet? Link is in the post at the top of my blog.

Another sweet Ellie


I thought I would share another sweet Ellie sample with you today. Ellie has been coloured with promarkers and Flexmarkers and I have used nestie dies. More papers from my scrap pile, MS border punch, Prima flowers, pearls and ribbon from stash. I never usually use two ribbons together but I really like the effect.
Challenges
Paper Shelter Anything Goes 
Whimsy Punches and edgers 
Card Makin' Mamas 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellishments (mine are flowers, ribbon and pearls) 
Dream Valley Summer 
Joanna Sheen Animal Crackers

Monday 23 July 2012

Return from the sea


Hope you are all enjoing this gorgeous sunshine which has finally come our way. I have a fairly simple but I think very effective card to share today. I have used an image from Delicious Doodles, which I love. The paper is from my use up stack. I love to use striped way this way, by using the two strips which I cut off and which are normally thrown away. Use them on your base paper by lining the stripes up the opposite way. I added a Craftwork Cards sentiment, baker's twine and a charm from EBay.
Challenges
Digital Tuesday All tied up 
Cupcake The Ocean

Sunday 22 July 2012

My pets


This is my second post for today. It's been lovely having a weekend off from craft fairs, as much as I love doing them. Met friends for lunch yesterday and spent the day at Springfields shopping outlets today. Bit of retail therapy and another lovely lunch. Not much time for crafting or blogging this weekend so must crack on tomorrow as only have this week left to make more stock ready for the big two day festival next weekend.
Recipe
Image - Sugar Nellie 
Papers - Echo Park Boy's Life (love these bright colours)
Medium - Promarkers
Stars - Kraft card from Cratfwork Cards
Butons from America
Raffia from The Works
DI - Aged mahogany
Tools - crimper
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Challenges
The Sugar Bowl Great sketch 
Passion for Promarkers Down on the farm 
Crafty Sentiments Blue and orange 
The Ribbon Girl Colour challenge 
Charisma Favourite animal (mine is cats)

Walking in a Winter Wonderland


No, not my Winter Wonderland DT card but my GDT card for this week's interactive challenge at The Crafty Pad. I have never made an interactive card before apart from a circle slider from a CD and I found that difficult. However thanks to a mag tutorial I found this slider card easy. Just to prove it works


here's teddy walking with his snowman. The papers are from The Snowman pad. I found the chipboard embellishment in my stash and thought it was perfect for this card. a much simpler design than usual for me but the style of card means not many embellishments are needed I think.

Saturday 21 July 2012

My favourite season - Fall


I have been so busy making card that I haven't had any time for making layouts but when I saw the challenge at Totally Gorjuss was leaf it in I knew it was my excuse to take time for a layout for my DT creation this week. I have used some beautiful fall foliage pictures from New England. 
Recipe
Papers - some old Stampin' Up ons which I won about 3 years ago
DI - Forest Moss
Die - Marianne sign
Lettering - Colour Connection from Dunelm Mill
Bird Stamp - Tim Holtz
Large leaves - Michaels
Small leaves and sentiment- Me and my big ideas
Wooden bird and leaves - Kars
Challenges
Creative Inspirations Anything but a card 
Sir Stampalot What's your crafty passion (scrapbooking, when I have time!) 
By the Cute and Girly A day at.... (New England) 
Marianne's Design Divas Anything Goes

Friday 20 July 2012

Natalie and Amy's DT call


Natalie and Amy are looking for 5 DT members that will be able to make at least 1 creation a month from the products in their fabulous online shop and also spread the word about their products. You must live in the UK and be enthusiastic, no previous DT experience is necessary. In return you will get 25% discount in the shop and receive some free goodies every month. The DT call is open until 15 August.

As a bonus if you don't live in the UK or don't want to be on the DT you can still have a chance to win a prize by helping to spread the word. Just grab the DT call badge and show it off on your blog with a link back to * HERE * for the chance to win a surprise package.

To apply for the DT call Natalie and Amy would like us to show some of our favourite creations. Always so difficult to choose, but here are just four of my favourites.









First Christmas Bag


Friday means another challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week we have a colour challenge for you. Squirrel is our lovely host this week and our sponsor is Lili of the Valley with a £10 voucher, wish I could win that. So, we want to see pink and/or lilac and aqua and/or green. So you can choose to use two colours, pink or purple and aqua or green or three or even all four. I have chosen pink, purple and aqua, such a yummy combo. I decided to make a start on Christmas bags. 
Recipe
Bag - Hobbycraft
Image - Bildmalarna stamp from J&C Creations
Medium - Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Wild Rose Wintry Christmas
Flower - Marianne dies
Holly leaves - Woodware punch
Ribbon from stash
Swirl - Sizzix die
Challenges
Marianne's Design Divas Anything Goes 
ABC Christmas N is for not a card 
J&C Creations Anything Goes 
Hooked on craft Christmas in July 
ABC DT Colour challenge

Thursday 19 July 2012

Playing with some new stash


Now here's a very different card for my second card today. I had 2 lovely parcels arrive this week, one from Simon Says and one from Wild Orchid. Both were winnings, but I did of course spend a bit more than the vouchers. Well, you have to make the postage costs worthwhile don't you. I was so inspired by the inspiration challenge at Allsorts that I thought I would make a card just using die cuts and flowers. The paper is Papermania  Happy Days. I've used kraft card and DI Vintage photo, Tim Holtz clock die, new MB bird and cage dies from Simon Says, ticket from Craftwork Cards, stamped with Kanban stamps which I found at the Range recently, Woodware punched leaves and flowers from Wild Orchid where the challenge is shabby chic. I ordered the new limited edition Autumn Promarkers today from Joanna Sheen, only £9.99 and free postage, bargain. They look really lovely colours too. I would like to enter this into the challenge of going round in circles at Joanna Sheen.

Twinkle Toes Christmas


Please scroll down to enter my candy. It's another Christmas sample for Stamposaurus this time using Twinkle Toes. These stamps are so cute and suitable for cards all year round.
Recipe
Image - Twinkle Toes from Stamposaurus
Medium - Promarkers, Sakura clearstar and bluestar pens
Papers - Bo Bunny Snowflake
DI - Antique Linen
Snowflakes - wooden Kars and MS punched kraft card sprayed with silver spray and sparkle
Ribbon - Anita's
Other - MS snowflake border punch, Viva pearl pen from MCH

Challenges
Sketch N Stash Sketch 92 (new stamp)
Divas by Design Anything Goes 
Papertake All things girlie 
Hooked on Craft Christmas in July 
Creatalicious Christmas in July

1400 followers candy


I am totally amazed to have so many followers and to have so many people who visit and leave me comments. I love to read your comments and visit you all as often as I can. I wanted to offer some candy to say thanks for following. So what's in my colour co-ordinated candy?

Large Lazy Ellie stamp from Stamposaurus 
Small Ellie stamp from Stamposaurus
Pack of 5 Promarkers
Peach pearls from The Hobby House
Selection of blue, pink and peach flowers, some glittered from Michaels

The rules are simple
Follow my blog
Enter via the link
Post a pic on your sidebar with a link back to my blog
Leave me a comment

The candy will close on Saturday 4 August.


Wednesday 18 July 2012

Red and Gold Christmas and candy winner


This is my second post for today.
Finished off the last of my samples for Stamposaurus  and made my Totally Gorjuss creation today so I thought I would share one of the samples with you. This is Daisy and you can buy her here. She is in the Christmas section but of course can be used all year round. I have coloured her with Promarkers and Sakura pens for sparkle. The papers are Wild Rose, sentiment is a Crafty Sentiments digi. The flowers came from a local shop and I sprayed them with gold Spray and Sparkle and added gold brads. 
Challenges
A Gem of a challenge Great sketch 
Hooked on craft Christmas in July 
Creatalicious Christmas in July

Candy Winner
Thanks to everyone who entered my Stamposaurus stamp candy. The lucky winner who followed all the rules is ...................
That't you, Lisa. Well done, please e-mail me.

Don't despair that you didn't win as I will have a new candy tomorrow to celebrate the fact that I have gone over 1400 followers. Welcome to my lovely new followers.

Wedding Day


Here's another of the cards I made yesterday. I love these large LOTV diecuts, shame they don't make them anymore as they are perfect for 8 x 8 cards. I have used DI Tattered Rose and Sakura Rosestar on the hearts for a bit of sparkle. The papers and ribbon are Papermania Confetti. Of course I covered up most of the lovely ribbon! I used a Tim Holts on the edge die and MB Sofia Heart with kraft card. The wooden embelies are Kars.
Challenges
ABC T is for Two ( 2 people, papers, wooden embellies)
Sparkles Wedding 
Lili's little fairies Pretty in Pink 
Just Inspirational Photo inspiration 

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Keep calm and drink tea


I'm back with my second post for today. Popped out to Sainsburys this morning and then have been cracking on in my craftroom and have made 9 cards so far. No colouring, that's my treat this evening, so love my colouring, but have been making cards with pre-coloured digis like this one. The keep calm cards are so popular that I am making several of these. I know some people would make a batch all the same but I like to make every one different even if it just the backing papers. I have used 2 digis from Pink Gem, Papermania Portobello Road papers and some card candi. I made the bunting out of scraps from the paper pad and some navy card.
Challenges
Sketch Saturday Great sketch 
Sweet Stampin' Colours of your flag 
Crafts 4 Eternity Photo inspiration 
Try it on Tuesday So very British 
Secret Crafter Food and drink

If you haven't entered my candy yet then please check out the post at the top of my blog as it ends today.

Twinkle Toes you're a star


A quick post from me as I have lots more crafting to get done today. I am busy getting stock made for a two day event at the end of the month. It is a village festival which is very well attended and my biggest craft fair to date so I need plenty of stock. I am also working on some more samples for Stamposaurus and this is Twinkle Toes. There are 3 gorgeous girls in this range and although they are Christmas images would work well for cards all year round. I've coloured her with Promarkers and Sakura purple glaze and clearstar pens for sparkle. The papers were freebies with a magazine, sentiment is Lucy Cromwell, Woodware punchd stars and Sizzix die cut swirl corner. I have used the fab sketch at Cute Card Thursday.

Monday 16 July 2012

To Do List

I thought I would share another of the samples I have been busy making for Stamposaurus. I used DI Tattered Rose and coloyred the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a touch of Sakura Goldtsar for a bit of bling. I bought some of the new Papermania Happy Days journalling cards and immediatey had the idea of making a To Do List for the elves. Looks like they haven't made much of a start on that list yet! The gorgeous papers are Marianne Designs Merry Little Christmas. I also used a Marianne icicle border die and some K&Co pressies.
Challenges
Marianne Design Divas Anything Goes 
2 Sisters Christmas in July 
Papertake Strawberries and cream (I used the colours) 
Hooked on Craft Christmas in July 
Creatalicious Christmas in July

Sunday 15 July 2012

A day at the seaside

It's my third week as Guest DT member for The Crafty Pad and our challenge this week is paper piecing. I decided to use one of my fave digis from The Crafty Pad and that is the beach hut. Now I don't know how you paper piece a digi but I scanned the printed image onto a sheet of white paper and then cut round it and placed it on the patterned paper. I drew round it on the back and voila, my beach hut was of course back to front, with the cut out for the ball on the right, oops! Turned over my template and tried again.
Recipe
Papers We R Memory Keepers
Scrim from B&Q
Baker's Twine
Dovecraft bunting
Letraset fine liner for doodling
K&Co Chipboard lighthouse

Our sponsor this week who are offering a £20 voucher are
They have some fab embellishments as such reasonable prices. £20 will get you a lot of new stash.
Challenges
Fab n Funky We're all going on a Summer Holiday
Passion for Promarkers Gingham/checks
Willow Sketchie Summer holidays 
Fussy and Fancy Photo inspiration

Saturday 14 July 2012

Baby Ellie


This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for a Christmas card.
I've been very busy crafting today and have finished off the last of 16 samples for Stamposaurus. I have another 6 samples to do of some other new very cute stamps and hope to get those made this week. I have also been making some cards for stock as I have another craft fair tomorrow so I don;t have much computer time this weekend I'm afraid. I have loved using these sweet Ellie stamps, they stamp beautifully and it has been challenging to make the cards all different. Don;t forget if you would like an Ellie stamp please enter my candy.
Recipe
Image - Lazy Ellie by Stamposaurus
Medium- Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Papermania Blueberry Pie
Dies - MB butterfly and Sizzix swirl
Buttons, elephant button, ribbon and bow from stash.
Viva Pearl Pen Ice White
Challenges
Delightful Bling and bows (hope the pearls count as bling) 
The Paper Shelter Pearls and Swirls 
Southern Girls Pearls 
Passion for Promarkers Gingham/checks 
Crafty Bloggers Network Anything Goes

Christmas in July


I am amazed to find that I have 1400 followers. Thanks so much to all those who follow me, especially those who take the time to leave me such lovely comments. I truly appreciate it. When my current candy ends I will have to have another to celebrate. Our challenge at Totally Gorjuss is Christmas in July and we are sponsored by Crafter's Companion. I am showing another of the samples I made for the new Christmas stamps at Stamposaurus. I have used some papers from my 12 x 12 box again, DCVW I think. Lots of doodling on this one, Woodware punched holly leaves with red card candi and Sizzix die cut trees. Coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Sakura pens for added glitz.
Challenges
Divas by Design Christmas in July 
Crafty Sentiments Christmas in July

Friday 13 July 2012

Boys and their toys


Sorry I haven't been around as much as usual. Have had a busy week, was at a craft fair yesterday afternoon and evening, which was pretty good. I have another craft fair on Sunday and am also busy making samples for Stamposaurus. I am hopping around blogs though whenever I get a few minutes to spare. I sold the sewing card which I made this week. This style of card always seem to sell. I made this card for my friend Lisa's son Jamie's Birthday yesterday. I know he loves cars so I thought this digi which I won from The Stamping Boutique ages ago would be perfect for him. Coloured with Promarkers of course with DI Worn Lipstick around the edges. The papers are Wild Rose For Men. The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe, another win a while ago, charm from EBay tied with baker's twine and card candi to finish.
Challenges
Passion for Promarkers Gingham/checks

Thursday 12 July 2012

What, no image!


I had two sympathy cards amongst my cards for sale and sold them both on Sunday so I thought I had better restock. I wanted to try something different and used the gorgeous Chloe Stem and Prim Poppy Memory Box dies with Core'dinations. The paper is Papermania Hampstead and the sentiment is Stampin' Up which I won from Elaine a little while ago. Some Viva pearl pen dots, lace from stash and a MS punched butterfly to finish. I'm rather pleased with the way this turned out.

I seem to be having a busy week this week, samples to finish, appointments and a craft fair this afternoon and early evening at the local hospital. 

Challenges
MAWTT Sentiment (no image) 
Party Time Tuesdays Punchy (punches/ die cuts)

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Dressmaking


I just couldn't resist these fabulous new retro papers called happy Days from Papermania nd this one is just perfect for a sewing themed card. I found this digi on my computer and it is labelled as an LSS image. I have no idea who that is but it is lovely. I tucked a piece of lace underneath one corner and I've used the TH distress tool and lots of DI Vintage Photo. The tape measure was cut from a piece of 12 x 12 MME kraft card and I've used my sewing on the edge die from Tim Holtz and some vintage baker's twine.
Challenges
Kaboodle Doodles Anything French 
Cupcake Number cruncher 
Craft Punked Monochrome
Whimsy Monochromatic

Tuesday 10 July 2012

In the garden


I'm back with a second post today and another garden post too. I took a break from making the Stamposaurus samples to make this card using one of the first stamps I ever bought. She is still one of my favourite images and hasn't been used for far too long.
Recipe
Image - Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie
Papers - Papermania Lucy Cromwell and First Edition Dreamcatcher
Medium - Promarkers and Flexmarkers
MB fence and butterfly dies
Large flower at the back from stash

Challenges
The Sugar Bowl 2nd entry using this fab sketch 
The Ribbon Girl Girlie 
ABC DT Colour challenge
  Loves Rubberstamps Sweet Summer Days 
Everybody Art Summer 
Willow Sketchie Summer florals 
Cute Card Thursday Gardener's World 
One Stop Craft Summer flowers

 I would also like to enter this into Lisa's waste not Wednesday challenge for using an old rubber stamp.

Ellie in the garden


Yes, it is Ellie again but a very different card to yesterdays. This is one of my favourites of the samples I have made for Stamposaurus. I have used some Prima papers, sorry don't know the make as they were left from some work I did for The Stamp Basket.I've gone for a shabby chic look today, using my TH distress tool and DI spun sugar. I coloured some scrim with a Promarker and used Prima flowers and MB dies with kraft.
Challenges
Incy Wincy Summertime 
Scrapbook Sisters One stamp 
Secret Crafter Pastel colours

Monday 9 July 2012

Red and green are not just for Christmas


Well Good Morning and a good Monday morning it is too. It isn't raining, yet!, and I won a £15 voucher on the Wild Orchids challenge, woo hoo. Happy spending for me.

The craft fair yesterday was lovely, only 4 hours and only 6 miles away. A very sociable event and I sold more cards than Saturday too. Need to restock now as I am doing the hospital Summer Fair from 4-8 on Thursday and another fete on Sunday. 

I had a good sort out of the blogs I follow last night as I found some on my list which I never visit and I haven;t a clue who they even belong to. There were also some that don't exist anymore. Sometimes you just have do a bit of blog housekeeping. It should make it easier for commenting now and visiting all you lovely people who take the time to visit me.

I am sharing another of my Stamposaurus samples today. I tend to use pastel colours for sweet Ellie but I wanted to make one which was a complete contrast. I really like the way it turned out with the patchwork effect. Don't forget you could win an Ellie stamp if you enter my candy.
Recipe
Image- Ellie by Stamposaurus
Papers - Raspberry Road Summer Goodness
Medium - Promarkers MB leafy branch die and X cut flowers with mini pearls
Sizzix die cut hearts
Ribbon from Crafter's Companion
Challenges
Crafty Catz Spots 
Delightful Primary colours 
Whimsy Anything Goes 
The Paper Shelter Flower power 

Sunday 8 July 2012

Hung out to dry

Sorry I haven't been around to comment but I was selling at a fete all day yesterday. Unfortunately very few sales but today I am at a handmade only craft fair so hope that will be better. Thanks for all your comments and I will catch up with you as soon as I can.

It's time for my second guest DT card for The Crafty Pad and this week's theme is At the Seaside. I have used one of the sponsor's images, The Stamping Boutique, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with some highlights using a Sakura Rosestar pen for a bit of bling. I have used DI Wild Honey and a great sentiment from The Crafty Pad. The papers are Fancy Pants Beach Babe. The corner was made using a Memory Box Macarena Corner die and I added a button tied with raffia and some card candi.

We have two great sponsors this week, The Stamping Boutique


and Letraset who are giving away a set of mid tone Promarkers.



Challenges
By the Cute and girly A day at (the beach) 
Crafts and me 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments 
Crafty Sentiments Summertime
Delicious Doodles Summer Holidays
Totally Papercrafts Here comes Summer
Papercrafting Journey Summer

Don't forget to enter my candy.

Saturday 7 July 2012

Enjoy your flight


The first week of the month means a sketch challenge at Totally Gorjuss and her is my interpretation of the sketch. We are sponsored this week by Joanna Sheen who has all sorts of lovely goodies in her online shop so definitely worth playing along. 

I love the LOTV boys as much as the girls and this is one of my fave images which I have coloured with PMs and FMs. I have used DI worn lipstick around the edge. The papers are We R Memory Keepers Travel Lite and the backing paper looks layered but is actually one sheet. I thought the wording was so appropriate. I have added some ribbon, plane charm from EBay tied with baker's twine, Woodware punched stars and star buttons.
Challenges
Kaboodle Doodles A boy's life 
Cupcake Bright as a button 
Cards for Men Happy Birthday
DYSU Red 
Dutch Dare For a child 
Fab n Funky Stars and stripes

Friday 6 July 2012

Second Christmas card for today


Here I am back with a second Christmas card for today. It's a brand new stamp at Stamposaurus which was launched yesterday. There are a whole range of fabulous Christmas stamps so do hop over and take a look. Samples will be added to the card gallery shortly. This is one of the large images so not too many embellishments needed. I ha a rummage through my 12 x 12 box for these papers and added some Dovecraft bunting with baker's twine.
Challenges
Crafter's Companion Ho Ho Ho Christmas 
Hooked on Craft Christmas in July 
ABC S for Surpise

White on White


It's time for another Christmas challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week Lynsey has challenged us to white on white but you can colour your image if you wish. As it is the first challenge of the month we are sponsored by the lovely people at Crafter's Companion and you could win a £10 voucher to spend. Maybe some of those cute new Mulberry Wood stamps?

I have used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, MB frostyville border and MS snowflake punch with Centura pearl card. The cute image is from Kraftin' Kimmie and she has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with lots of glitter.
Challenges
Kraftin' Kimmie White on white 
The Squirrel and the fox Christmas in July 
Going Buggy Weather 
Cards Galore White on white 
Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas in July

I had a lovely morning yesterday with my non cardmaking friend. She thoroughly enjoyed making the three cards I showed her. It's so strange teaching somebody who has never made a card before and I made the three cards alongside her so that's another three for stock. She is going to come once a month so that will test my skills at finding her cards to make without colouring. Whether we shall move on to that I don't know as she doesn't like cute images. Shocking I know, lol!

Don't forget to enter my candy. I'll be back later with the first of my Christmas samples for Stamposaurus.

Thursday 5 July 2012

A Summer scene and candy


I am working on some samples for Stamposaurus and this is the first one I want to share with you. I absolutely adore this sweet Ellie the Elephant and here she is in pose number 2. I am having such fun making these samples and am also working on some new Christmas stamps which have some really fun images. I have 16 cards to make in total. I have also been preparing some cards to teach a friend who is a non cardmaker how to make cards. This hasn't left me as much time for blogging as usual. I am leaving some comments every day but haven't visited as much as usual so apologies for that.
Recipe
Stamp - Stamposaurus Ellie pose 2
Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Kars Country Rose
Dies - MB tree and butterflies, Nestie circle and scalloped circle
Punch - Woodware leaf
Roses - Wild Orchid
TH Distress tool, Viva pearl pen ice white

Challenges
Wild Orchid Punch it out 
Sweet Stampin' Scallops 

CANDY
The lovely Jayne at Stamposaurus has given me some Ellie stamps to give away and the first one I am giving away is the same as the one I have used on this card if you would like to win then follow the simple rules
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