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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Hello again

One more today, and I am using the image "Fairies on Tip Toe" by Lily of the Valley. I have coloured her with Distress inks another first for me I was given the idea by a friend and I must say I like the result, I used promarkers for the plant and grass. I have also used distress inks around the image which again I like. My backing paper is a mixture of cuddly Buddly and Papermania.and I have distressed the edges.I have followed a sketch for the LOTV challenge added some sparkle and shimmer for Flutter by Wednesday and used at least 2 DPs and 2 buttons for Aly's Sunday  I hope you like it.xxx

                                                          
The recipe for my card is
Image- LOTV "Fairies on Tip Toe" 
Medium- Promarkers and Distress inks
Backing Papers- Papermania and Cuddly Buddly
Lace Wild Orchid
Flower die-  Joy Crafts

Sweet Pea

Hello to all you lovely people!!! what a change in weather, this only happens in the UK!! such diversity, yesterday dark wet and cold, today sunny dry and warm fabulous.
My card today uses the image "Not Just a Pumpkin" from Sweet Pea Stamps I have coloured her with Promarkers. My backing paper is Papermania's Spring Burst. I have distressed and stickled the edges added some ric rac and gems. My flower is Tim Holtz Tattered Florals that I won from a good friend (Thank You ).and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado. I hope you like it.

I am entering this into

IN A SWEET PEA DREAM  Colour Challenge "Orange Purple Green"
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES "Fairy or Fantasy"
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS  "Lets see some Dimension"

                                                                      

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Hello again

Hello to all you lovely people I do hope life is treating you well.This is new for me again, It is round and Just 3 inches across it is so small I love it. It is an Easel card that I cut out on my cuttlebug!!! first time I have tried. My image is a Kenny K "Download Girl" coloured with pro marker and chalks, the backing paper is Bearly Mine .I do hope you like it.xxx

                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                    
I am entering this into
CREATIVE COTTAGE "Bling it on"
CRAFTS AND ME "Something for a teenager"
ABC CHALLENGE "E is for easel cards
ANYTHING GOES "Going round in circles"
PENNY'S CHALLENGE "Circles"
DIGITAL TUESDAY "Thank you"
C.R.A.F.T "Teenagers"                                                                       
                                                                  

COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE#31

Good morning to you all well it is Wednesday again and that can only mean one thing.
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE”
The recipe today is


1. A DIGI
2. YELLOW
3. SPARKLE

Today we are being sponsored by SASSY STUDIO

We were given a choice of Two of Sassy Studio Digi images and I chose “Reading Rachel” a delight to work with. I have coloured her with Promarkers, The backing papers are Papermania’s Summer Bloom and I have distressed and stickled the edges. The ribbon I found in a grab bag I had, and the sentiment is from LOTV, I then added some gems. I do hope you like it.xxx

I am entering this into
DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES"Make it Sparkle"
KARBER MONTHLY "Anything Goes"
ALLSORTS "Plain and Simple"
ONE STITCH AT A TIME "Anything Goes"
THERE SHE GOES "An inpiational photo"
KARBER WEEKLY "Hobbies and Leisure"
CRAFT YOUR PASSION "Clean and Simple"
CARDS AND THINGS "Sketch"
                                                       

Autumn

Hello again I have done something quite different for a change.The image I have used here is one of my husband Toms  paintings. I chose it for the autumn colours. I photographed and resized it to fit the card I then added a couple of diecut leaves and a sentiment. The backing paper is K&Co. I hope you like it.

                                                                         
I am entering this into
TUESDAY TAGGERS "Here comes Autumn"
LEXI'S CREATIONS "Picture Perfect" Use a Photo
CRAFTALICIOUS "Autumn Colours"
STAMPING VACATION "Embellish it Challenge"
A CRAFTY LITTLE PLACE "Autumn"
DRUNKEN STAMPERS "Salute to Fall"
SIMON SAYS "Autumn"

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Nap Time

Hello to you all, well I am so very happy , I took delivery of three Penny Black stamps today, my very first ones and they are gorgeous. Secondly I have found, thanks to blogland, a fabulous craft shop right on my doorstep!!! so to speak.I paid them a visit today and got myself some goodies, and will  be going back real soon .
Well surprise to say my card today uses a Penny Black image and it is for the Penny Black Challenge who are looking for an "Indian Summer".  The backing papers also have spots and stripes for A Spoonfull of Sugar and I have also made it look Vintage/ Shabby Chic for Passion for Promarkers and CES for "Animal Antics"I do hope you like it.xxx

The recipe for my card is
Image-Penny Black "NapTime"
Medium- Promarkers
Backing paper- Pink Petticoat and Cosmo Cricket
Pin- Posh Pins
Doily-Marianne Die
Gems and cord- my stash
Sentiment LOTV
Lace-Wild Orchid Crafts                                                                      


Monday, 27 September 2010

Good Evening

First of all I would like to thank everyone who gave me advice on getting the bits out of my doily die. I ended up just dipping it in some water with fairy liqiud in and it worked a treat.

My card today is for Karens Doodles who want to see "7 of something". it is also a "Teddy Bear Birthday" for Die Cut Dreams it has "Swirls and Bling" for Just Cute Bears and "Critter Mad" for Daisy Doodles I do hope you like it.xxx

The recipe for my card is
Image-Karens Doodles "Just for You"
Medium- Promarkers
Backing Paper- Pink Petticoat
Marianne die Doily
gems and ribbon my stash
Sentiment-LOTV                                                              

INCY WINCY CHALLENGE#61

Good morning to you all I hope you had a great weekend. My card today is for the challenge over at INCY WINCY and it is your favourite
ANYTHING GOES.


The winner this week will win $10 voucher to spend at the Incy Wincy Store.


                                                            
The image for my card is from the Mary Helen Sims collection available to buy from the Aspire to Thrive store My backing paper is from Pink Petticoat I have distressed the edges of my paper, added a ribbon butterfly and gems I do hope you like it.xxx


Incy Wincy is part of "Aspire to thrive" which raises money to help children in South Australia with getting help they need. There store and stalls are all run by volunteers and all profits go to the charity.

I would like to enter this into
CRAFTY CATZ "Stitching"
STAMP SCRAP DOODLE "Stitching"
STAMPIN B'S "Paper Piercing"






Sunday, 26 September 2010

Evening All

Well I do hope you have all had a great weekend. It has taken me all afternoon to decide what to do with this stamp I have. It is one of the 10 Sweet Pea stamps I won on "In a Sweet Pea Dream" and I must say they are all gorgeous.This image is called Holly Night by Ching-chou kuik . I have coloured her with Promarkers,the backing paper is Papermania's Silent Night collection. I have distressed and stickled the edges.added a ribbon and some gems. The sentiment I have glittered too. I must say!!! I am happy with the outcome of this card, I wasn't sure it would make a great Christmas card but I think it has. I hope you like it.xxx

                                                           
I am entering this into
WINTERWONDERLAND "Deck the hall with Boughs of Holly"
CES CHALLENGE "Animal Antics"
THE CRAFTY PAD "Christmas Sparkle"

CD SUNDAY CHALLENGE#23

Good morning to you all on this fine Sunday, I have here my card for CD SUNDAY challenge 23


“SOMETHING SWEET”
 My card today uses an image “Sunny Cupcake” from Limited Runs. I have coloured it with Promarkers, cut it out and mounted it onto a nestabilities oval die. I printed off a background paper from Joanna Sheen’s” Precious Petals” CD. I have then added some pearlescent card, lace and flowers. I do hope you like it.xxx

                                                              
Your card or project must contain something from a CD - even if only a small piece of paper or embellishment.

Don't forget next week we have another Sponsor and fabulous prize on offer.

Please pop over to the rest of the team blogs; there is some fabulous work to be seen

I would like to enter this into
KARBER  "Food and Beverages"
THE PINK ELEPHANT ""The Color Aqua, Designer Paper & Embellishment of your Choice"
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS "Birthdays"
CHARISMA CARDZ  "Anything goes"
AI FACTORY "Anything Goes"
DUTCH DARE  "Birthday"

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Advice needed

Or tips
I have the Marianne Design Creatables "Designer Doily" I just wanted to know is there any easy way of getting all the leftover bits of paper out.This must be the worst die for leaving leftover bits in. HELP!!!!!!

Willow with a Christmas Candle

Hello to you all, I have just treated myself to this stamp and I just had to use it so I found myself some challenges. I have followed the sketch from SKETCH SATURDAY added some bling for CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES .My backing paper has stars for BAH!HUMBUG and it is Christmas themed for TOTALLY GORJUSS I do hope you like it.xxx

                                                                   
The recipe for my card is
Image- WHIFF OF JOY "Willow with Christmas candle"
Medium-PROMARKERS
Backing Paper-PINK PETTICOAT
Flower and Lace- WILD ORCHID CRAFTS
Butterfly Die- JOY CRAFTS
Ribbon and gems my stash
computer generated sentiment

Friday, 24 September 2010

Video Boy

Hello to all you lovely bloggers from a very blustery Sheffield. My card today is quite basic and not a lot of embellishments!!! How do you embellish a male card???? Anyway the image I have used is Mo's Video Boy coloured as usual with Promarkers.I cut him out with a nesties label die, cut around the edge then mounted him onto another label die cut!! in black. I read this technique somewhere because the Labels do not nest like some other shapes.I hope that makes sense, I can never explain myself very well..
The backing paper is Bearly mine it is from their christmas range, I have embossed a pale green piece of cardstock, added a computer generated sentiment . I do hope you like it.xxx

  I am entering this into
C.R.A.F.T "Teenagers"
DIGI DOODLE SHOPS BEST "Embossing"
THE CREATIVE COTTAGE "Birthday Boy"
STAMPINSANITY  "Embossing"                                                                     

SWEET PEA CHALLENGE

CHARMED I’M SURE (Use a charm)
Good morning, today at Sweet Pea Stampers. We would like to see you use a charm somewhere on your project. Of course you should still use a sweet pea image.

The image I have used today is from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection sheet 14 coloured with chalk and Promarkers, I have distressed the edges of my backing paper added a ribbon, gems and a charm from my stash. I do hope you like it.xxx


                                                        
Do visit the rest of the team’s blogs for some real inspiration.
I am entering this into
A CRAFTY LITTLE PLACE "Colour Brown Green and Orange"
CHARISMA CARDZ "Anything Goes"
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS "A kinda Magic"

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Good Morning

 Hello all you lovely people, today I have another Christmas card!!! I must say I won't be making cards at the last minuite this year. I have followed a sketch from OUR CREATIVE CORNER. The image is another LOTV coloured with Promarkers.My backing paper is Downloaded from Bearly Mine and it is called Christmas Joy. I have distressed and inked the edges added a flower ribbon and sentiment.I hope you like it.


                                                                 
I am also entering this into
CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGE "Distressed Cards"
CHRISTMAS INSPIRATIONS "A rubbber or digital stamp on your card"
                                                                      

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

What a Day

Hello to you all, back again
I have sorted out three shoeboxes full of cards today that are off to the charity shop tomorrow !!! 150 cards and that is just the tip of the iceburg. This is one addictive and expensive hobby, but I can't stop now I am having to much fun and I have learnt so much and made so many new pals.

My card today uses a LOTV image "New Hat" I have coloured her with Promarkers and mounted her onto an oval nestie.My backing paper is downloaded from Cuddly Buddly and I have distressed and inked the edges.I then added a ribbon gems and a couple of flourishes that I die cut. I do hope you like it.xxx

                                                                 
I am entering this into
WILD ORCHID "Ribbons and Bows"
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR "Anything Goes"
ANYTHING GOES "Cute"

Magical Monday

Good morning to you all, I hope you are all well, It is beatiful here in Sheffield!! looks like we are getting that indian summer we were promised!!!better than no summer at all. My card today is for the Magical Monday challenge which is "under the Sea" I could not resist this one because I knew straight away which image I would use for this. I have also finally opened a pack of vellum and used it for my butterfly.

 The recipe for my card is
Image - Ching-Chou Kuik Spring Night
Medium- Promarkers
Backing Paper- K&Co
Flowers- Crafty Feeling
Butterfly- Joy crafts Die
Gems, charm and raffia-My stash

I am also entering this into
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE "Use some unused craft stuff"  (my vellum)
LETS INK IT UP "Use a charm and favorite stamp"
ALYS SUNDAY  "Sparkle and Glitter"
TUESDAY TAGGERS "It takes all Sorts"
DIE CUT DREAMS "Vellum"                                                             


                                                                      

Monday, 20 September 2010

OOH LA LA CHALLENGE#63

Good morning this is my second post today and is my GDT card for OOH LA LA, who this week are looking for
“SENTIMENT AS YOUR MAIN FEATURE”


My card today uses the Floral Extravaganza CD for my backing papers, the sentiment came from MCS I have then added a ribbon and some gems. I do hope you like it.xxx



I am entering this into
PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS "Ribbon"

                                                                     

INCY WINCY CHALLENGE#60

Good morning to you all this is my DT card for Incy Wincy the challenge today is


“All white apart from the image”

We are being sponsored by Prairie Fairy this week who are offering a prize of 5 single digi images from Prairie Fairy shop.

                                                                                                                                      

I have used pearlescent cardstock and embossed it with the dots embossing folder punched out some white flowers and butterfly added some white gems and ribbon to finish. I do hope you like it.



OUR DAILY BREAD "White and Bright"
                                                                           

Incy Wincy is part of "Aspire to thrive" which raises money to help children in South Australia with getting help they need. There store and stalls are all run by volunteers and all profits go to the charity.

I am entering this into
PAPER PRETTIES  "Pearls, Rhinestone or Glitter dots"
SEW MANY CHALLENGES "Embossing" wet or dry
OUR DAILY BREAD "White and Bright"

Sunday, 19 September 2010

CD SUNDAY CHALLENGE#22

Good morning to you all on this fine Sunday,Our challenge this week on  CD SUNDAY is 
“STAMP ON YOUR CD”
 (Use a stamp not a digi along with you CD. Let’s see you dust off those CD’s and have a go.

My card today uses the stamp Art Deco Bride by Lilac Lemon Designs I have coloured her with Promarkers and mounted her on to some lilac card. I then printed a backing sheet from Joanna Sheen’s “Eastern Treasures CD. I have distressed the edges of my papers and added some Stickles and a ribbon bow . The sentiment is computer generated. I do hope you like it.xxx


                                             
Image-Art Deco Bride by Lilac Lemon Designs
Medium- Promarkers
Backing Paper- Joanna Sheens “Eastern Treasures”
Ribbon Glitter and Stickles my stash
Computer generated sentiment.

Your card or project must contain something from a CD - even if only a small piece of paper or embellishment.

Please pop over to the rest of the team blogs; there is some fabulous work to be seen
I am entering this into
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS "Happy Birthday"
CRAFTY CALENDAR "'Blue' and the optional extra is 'Flowers'.
THE SECRET CRAFTER "Anything Goes"
STAMP SCRAP AND DOODLE "Birthday Card"



Saturday, 18 September 2010

Good Evening

Well I hope your weekend is going ok. My card tonight is for Crafters Companion it is a special challenge To celebrate the launch of ‘A Winter’s Tale’  this coming Tuesday.You must use something from the “Beatrix Potter” range but if you haven't any you can download some sheets from their  website like I did. I have used a free download for the image and backing paper.I decoupaged the main image and I have distressed and inked up the edges of the backing paper, I then added some gems, punched out snowflakes, ribbon,and a little stickles.I hope you like it

                                                                         
I am also entering this into
Winter Wonderland "Monochrome"
Moving along with the Times "Christmas"

CYDA CHALLENGE#4

Well good morning to all you lovely people, it is Saturday morning and that means one thing “Craft your Days Away” The theme this week is
“AUTUMN DOODLES”
 we are being sponsored this week by Whimsy stamps and the prize is 5 free digi images of the winner's choice.
We have been asked to inform you  that Whimsey's server is down
Everyone who placed orders before the server went down should still receive any stamps ordered. If anyone purchased a digital image and were not able to retrieve it, they should contact Denise via email.

For the forseeable future all Whimsy designs, including Meljen can be ordered by e-mailing Denise deniselynnstamps@gmail.com directly. They are hoping to be up and running in 7 to 10 days .
In the meantime  our winner should  contact Joanne on her e-mail

                                                     
We were given a choice of three stamps and I chose Meljens Designs” A Girl and Her Overalls” I have coloured her with promarkers.My backing paper was printed off one of Joanna Sheen’s CDs but I cannot remember which one I am sorry. I have distressed the edges of the paper added a ribbon and sentiment. I do hope you like it.xxx

If you are looking for some inspiration then pop along to the rest of the teams blogs.
I would like to enter this into
A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR "Fall into Autumn"
STAMP SOMETHING "Use a Digi"


Friday, 17 September 2010

Just Magnolia

Hello to you all I hope you are looking forward to a fab weekend. My card today use a Tilda image coloured as usual with Promarkers .The backing paper is Papermania's Henbury lane, just one piece left (sob sob) .I have distressed and inked the edges, added some gems, butterflies, sentiment and that gorgeous bunch of flowers.I do hope you like it.xxx

   The recipe is
Image-Magnolia Tilda
Medium-Promarkers
Backing Paper- Papermania "Henbury Lane"
Flowers- Crafty Feeling
Butterflies- Joy Craft Die
Sentiment- LOTV
Lace- Wild Orchid

I am entering this into
JUST MAGNOLIA "Lace it up"
PAPER PRETTIES "pearls, rhinestones or Glitter Dots.


                                                                       

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Last one today

Hello again You would think I had nothing to do all day but make cards, but I have been so busy honest!!!. My printer died so I had to go and get a new one, now I have to get used to it , I have been tidying the garden after the gales.shopping . Anyway

My card tonight is an easel card and it is following a sketch For the Lily of the Valley challenge. I have used Rosy Posy for this one, I must say these are fast becoming my favorite images. She is coloured with Promarkers, my backing paper is Pink Petticoat and I have distressed the edges and stickled around the image. I then added some lace, flowers, ribbon, gems and a button. I hope you like it.xxx

I am entering this into
CRAFTS AND ME "Easels"
CUTE CARD THURSDAY "Tweet and a Flutter"

                                                                         

Hello There

Hello to all you lovely people from a very sunny warm Sheffield, Well I could not let this challenge go could I !!! another chance to use my Sweet Pea stamps. The image I am using is "Ching-Chou kuik Spring Witch" I know wrong time of the year.Coloured with Promarkers  My backing paper is Pink Petticoat and I have distressed the edges added some lace ribbon flower and gems.I do hope you like it.xxx
I am entering this into
IN A SWEET PEA DREAM "Show Us Your Dream…..you can interpret that any way you wish. We want you to show us your style…… When you look at one of your stamps what comes to life from it!!!!