Sunday, 19 December 2010

Henry with Bauble


I have made this card for my eldest daughter using my new Grand Calibur die cutting machine. I have used XXL Frame Frilly #2 from Go Kreate to create the shaped card and layers.


The image is a Whiff of Joy stamp called 'Henry Mouse with Christmas Bauble', coloured with promarkers. I have touched up the bauble with gold stickles glitter glue.


The backing papers and christmas tree are from Nitwits Collection 'Heavenly'.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

From our house to yours

I have made this card for a fellow crafter.......




This insert is from Bearly Mine Digi Sets 'Christmas Inserts' to match the backing paper used on the front of the card.
It has been layered onto gold card.











Image is from hAnglar and stAnglar coloured with Promarkers and layered onto gold card. I have applied Polar White Flowersoft to the fluffy part of her hat and gold Stickles Glitter glue to the basket and bow of the parcel.
Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz Distressing Ink was used around the image to remove some of the white area.
The large embossed circle around the image is Marianne Design Creatable die.
The heart is a Sizzix die and it has been covered with Pinflair Ice Diamond Glitter.
The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley.
The laced ribbon and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The leaves are created using a Martha Stewart punch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Mad and Loving It - follow sketchie with an open theme
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sparkle and Shine
Incy Wincy Designs - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Non Traditional Christmas Card
Stamp with Fun - Christmas
The Crafty Pad Challenge - Embossing (dry or heated)
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
The Corrosive Challenge - Its Sketchy Time!
Stamp Something - Something Digi
Alphabet Challenge - G is for Glitter
ABC Christmas Challenge - Z is for Zero (no time left, so replay a favourite challenges - I have chosen X is for Xmas)

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Peter da Puppy (One Stitch at a Time Challenge #43)

I am soooo pleased to announce that I have been invited to join the lovely Design Team over at One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog as from this week, how excited am I?!

One Stitch at a Time Challenge No. 43
Holiday Challenge 12th December 2010 - 9th January 2011

Just like our theme of 'Anything Goes' just surprise us!!!

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Pop along to the One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog because along with One Stop prize there will be quite a few surprise prizes. Its a special festive challenge over the holidays and please play along with our quiz too (for more prizes!). Don't we just spoil you?!

Please pop over to the Stitchy Bear Shop and the Stitchy Bear Kids Shop to see the fab new digis with free collab if you spend over $10 - what more can you want?!

This is my first DT card entry:


Image is called 'Peter da Puppy' by Robyn's Fetish, which has been coloured with Promarkers.

Backing papers are from 'Funny Farm Range' by Nitwits.

I have used my new Martha Stewart 'Cherish' punch to create the shape which the image has been printed on and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain distressing inks.

The flowers have been created using a Marianne Design die cut and the leaves have been punched out using a Martha Stewart leaf punch.

The sentiment was sent to me by a fellow crafting buddy in a image swap.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Let It Snow!!!


The hAnglar stAnglar image has been stamped up for me by a crafting friend which I have had for sometime now and this was just the type of card to use it on. I have coloured it with Promarkers and touched up with Glamour Dust.

The larger backing paper is from Nitwits 'Great White North Too' Collection and the smaller backing paper is from Bearly Mine 'Christmas Wonderland' Collection.

The large silver snowflake is a christmas tree decoration that I have recently bought. The smaller snowflakes have been punched out using a Woodware and Tonic punch.

The blue framework was created using a Martha Stewart punch called 'Cherish'.

Gems, ribbon and cardstock are from my stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Craft Mad and Loving It - follow sketchie and use one colour
Alota Rubber Stamps - Snowflakes
Passion for Promarkers - New and Old (the image is old and my Martha Stewart punch is new)
One Stitch at a Time - Bling it up
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas cuties
Bee Crafty's Card Challenge - Any theme, any topic, but to include white
Craft your Passion - Monochrome
Lily of the Valley - A Few of my Favourite Things (I love my Martha Stewart punches)
Cute Card Thursday - The Blues!!
Sew Many Challenges - Snowflakes
Totally Papercrafts - Xmas punches

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Holly Angel

My Sister asked me to make her friend in Argentina a Christmas Card, so this is it.................


The papers used are from NitWits 'Simple Joys Collection'.

The image is called 'Holly Angel' by Motivet. She has been coloured using Promarkers. Her dress has been glittered with Glamour Dust and the holly berries have been touched up with Glossy Accents.

The flower and leaves embellishment were included in the Simple Joys collection kit and has also been glittered with Glamour Dust.

The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley, sent to me by the lovely Bluebertie over at Craft Mad and Loving It, from a sentiment swap.

I have used a Martha Stewart punch called 'Cherish' and it is by far my favourite punch at the moment.

I have followed the sketchie of this weeks challenge, set by Kathy, for Craft Mad and Loving It.

The pearl pin, ribbon and cardstock are from Bee Crafty.

I am entering the card into:

Polka Doodles - Twas the Night before Christmas

Passion for Promarkers - Old and New (the papers are new and the image is an old(ish) stamp)

One Stitch at a Time - Bling it Up

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yuletide (plus use 1 of following holly & berries, red and green or candles on your project)

Flutter by Wednesday - Anything Goes (must have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your project)

One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Cuties

Bee Crafty's Card Challenge - Any theme, any topic including white

Moving Along with the Times - For Someone Special

Alphabet Challenge Blog - F is for Foliage (I have used Holly)

Monday, 22 November 2010

A Jolly Happy Soul

I stamped this Jolly Snowman image up last Christmas and never used it, until today! I thought he deserved to be shown off on a card! He is called 'A Jolly Happy Soul', wooden stamp by Hampton Art.

He has been stamped up using red glitter embossing powder and heat embossed. So no Promarkers used :(

I have made the card following a sketchie over at Crafting Mad and Loving It.

The backing paper is what I bought from this years NEC Craftshow, called Jack Frost from Craftwork Cards.

The sentiment and card stock is from Bee Crafty.

The ribbon, lace flowers, pearlised leaves and poinsetta are from my stash.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tilda singing Carols


This weeks challenge over at Craft Mad and Loving It is follow a sketchie with a theme of 'The night before Christmas'.
I am also entering the following:
Pear Tree Design - Colourful.
One Stitch at a Time - Choose a season or event.
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use circles on your project.
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for Xmas.
The image is called 'Tilda singing Carols' from Magnolia which I have coloured with Promarkers, added Polar White Flowersoft to the fluffy part of her coat and hat, Diamond Stickles glitter glue to her wings and touched up the singing sheet and notes with a glitter Spica pen.
Papers are from Bearly Mine Crafts (I am just loving these papers at the moment). I have edged it with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distressing ink and blinged it up with Diamond Stickles glitter glue.
The sentiment is one of the new Lily of the Valley Christmas Sentiment stamps.
Nestability - Circle and Scalloped Circle.
The Frond is from a Marianne Design Creatable die.
The ribbon, lace and pearls are from my stash.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid and the red gems are Magnolia.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Bee Crafty Demo Day


All Wrapped Up

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 1


Image is called 'All Wrapped Up' by Lily of the Valley. I have coloured her using Promarkers and added Glamour Dust to her hand muff. The edges have been inked using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distressing Ink.

The red circular die is a Marianne Design Creatable, which I have touched up using a gold Stickles glitter glue.

Backing papers are from Bearly Mine Crafts, I have stressed the edges and added Stardust Stickles glitter glue.

The flowers are Bee Crafty Blooms, I have added Glamour Dust to create the frosted/glittery effect.

Ribbon, pin, gems, sentiment and cardstock are from Bee Crafty.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Your favourite colour (mine being red).
Paper Sundaes - Pick your sundae topping (punches, ribbon, embossing and possibly the colour blue).
Creative Inspiration - Anything Christmassy.
Pollycraft Monday - Glittery Christmas.
Papertake Weekly - Autumn colours.
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for Xmas.
Delightful Challenges - Baby its cold outside (winter weather).
The Treehouse - Go Glitter.
Lily of the Valley - Glitter and Glitz.
Stampin' for the Weekend - Winter.

Milton with Stocking

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 2

Image is called 'Milton with Stocking' from Wildrose Studio. I have coloured him using Promarkers and touched up the stocking with Glamour Dust.

Nestability - Label 17.

Backing paper is from Bearly Mine Crafts.

Let is Snow sentiment is a Sizzix die.

The snowflake punch is from the Woodware range.

Cardstock, ribbon and card candy is from Bee Crafty.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stamping - theme is 'Its all about snowflakes'.
Wild Orchid - theme is 'Blue Christmas'.
Creative Inspirations - theme is 'Anything Christmassy/Winter'.
Stampavie and more - theme is 'Monochrome'.
The Treehouse - theme is 'Go Glitter'.
Stampin B's Design - theme is 'Snowflakes'.
Colour Create Challenge - theme is 'Robin Egg Blue, Sea Foam Green and Cream (inspiration from a picture).
Totally Papercrafts - theme is 'Snow and Snowflakes'.

Milton with Sleigh

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 3

Image is from Wildrose Studio called 'Milton with Sleigh'. I have coloured him using Promarkers, adding glamour dust to the fluffy parts of his hat and jacket.

Nestability - Label 14, distressing around the edges with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distressing Ink, backed onto a blue CoreDinations card which I have sanded the edges.
Sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly called Christmas Tickets.
The backing paper is from Bearly Mine Crafts.
Cardstock, ribbon and card candy is from Bee Crafty.
I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid - theme is 'Blue Christmas'.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is 'Distressing'.
The Crafty Pad - theme is 'Christmas Sparkle'.
ABC Challenge - theme is 'H is for .....'
Delightful Challenges - theme is 'Baby its cold outside (winter weather)

Monday, 15 November 2010

Milton with Bouquet

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 4

Image is from Wildrose Studio called 'Milton with Bouquet'. He has been coloured using Promarkers.

Backing paper is called 'Christmassy Festivity' from We R Memory Keepers White Out range.

Nestability - Label 2. Distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distressing Ink.

The sentiment is from Crafty Individuals and has been punched out using a Woodware tag punch with ribbon stapled to the tag.

The Poinsettia has been frosted using Glamour Dust.

Martha Stewart border punch is called Doily Lace.

Ribbon, gems and cardstock are from Bee Crafty.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday - theme is 'Glittery Christmas'.
Creative Inspirations - theme is 'Anything Christmassy/Winter'.
Die Cut Dreams - theme is 'Use a staple on your project'.
Paper Sundaes - theme is 'Pick your Sundae Topping (punches, ribbon, embossing or the colour blue).
A Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is 'Distressing'.

Milton in Hat

BEE CRAFTY DEMO - CARD 5

Image is called 'Milton in Hat' from Wildrose Studio. My Grand-Daughter Ellie actually coloured him using Promarkers, added Glossy Accents to his scarf and Polar White Flowersoft to his hat to create a fluffy effect and snow for him to stand on.

Backing paper is Christmas Festivity from We R Memory Keepers White Out range.

Flowers are Bee Crafty Blooms and have been covered in Glamour Dust to create the frosted effect.

Pins, ribbon and cardstock are also from Bee Crafty.

I have entered the card into the following challenges:

Stamp with Fun - theme is 'Square'.
One Stitch at a Time - theme is 'Your Favourite Colour' (mine being red).
Creative Inspirations - theme is 'Anything Christmassy/Winter'.
Pollycraft Monday - theme is 'Glittery Christmas'.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Star of Wonder

I made this card this evening using my goodies that I bought from the NEC Craft Show yesterday (Saturday), entering it into the following challenges:

Craft Mad and Loving It - follow sketchie with a theme of 'Fake It'.
One Stitch at a Time - theme is Winter Wonderland.
Paper Sundaes - theme is 'Let It Snow'.
Crafty Calendar Challenge - theme is 'Winter'.
ABC Christmas Challenge - theme is 'W for Winter Wonderland'.
Wild Orchid Challenge - theme is 'A Classic Christmas - would like to see Greens, Reds and maybe Golds).
Allsorts Challenge - theme is 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.

Image is called 'Star of Wonder' by Lily of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers and touched up with a Spica Glitter Pen and distressed around the edge with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distressing Ink. Pinflair Ice Diamond has been added around her feet to create a snowy effect and Glossy Accents has been applied to the star.

Backing papers are from Bo Bunny. The holly paper is called 'St Nic Noel' and the spotted paper is called 'St Nic Sleigh'.

The sentiment is a Cuddly Buddly Christmas Ticket Rubber Stamp inked using Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distressing Ink.

The flowers, ribbon, pearls, charm and crocheted buttons are from my stash.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Noel Joy

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Mad and Loving It - follow sketchie with a theme of Postal.
Crafty Catz Weekly - theme is Spots and Stripes.
Polka Doodles - theme is quick and easy Christmas card.
Pixie Dust Studio - theme is Pretty Colours.
Charisma Cardz - theme is With Love at Christmas.
Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is Relish to Embellish.
Wild Orchid Challenge - theme is Classic Christmas Colours (would like to see Reds, Greens and maybe Golds).
Incy Wincy Designs - theme is Anything Goes.
ABC Christmas Challenge - theme is W for Winter Wonderland.
Creative Card Crew - theme is Let's Punch It!!
The ABC Challenge - theme is G for Glitter.
Top Tip Tuesday - theme is Christmas Inspired.

Image is called Noel Joy from Stampavie, it has been coloured in with Promarkers and touched up with Polar White Flowersoft and Glamour Dust glitter for a little sparkle around the cuffs, collar, base of coat and beneath her boots to give the impression of snow. I have added red seed beads to create the holly berries on her hat.

Backing papers are from Dove Craft 'Noel' paperstack. The edges have been distressed using Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distressing Ink.

The gold swirls have been created from a Marianne Design die cut.

The red ribbon flowers and the sentiment have been bought from our local craft shop, Bee Crafty.

I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page called Scallop 3 dot set to create the effect on the green card.

The pins have been made by a fellow crafter, Karen Liddle.

Ribbon and gems are from my stash.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Sitting Tilda with Glittering Halo

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Craft Mad and Loving It - follow sketchie and the theme is Berries.
Totally Gorjuss - theme is 'Sparkle'.
Fussy and Fancy Friday - theme is 'Winter Wonderland'.
Delightful Challenges - theme is 'It's beginning to look alot like Christmas'.
Moving Along with the Times - theme is 'Use Promarkers/Anything Goes'.
One Stitch at a Time - theme is 'All Celebrations'.
The Crazy Challenge - theme is 'Tons of Shapes'.
Papertake Weekly - theme is 'Sparkly and Bright'.

Image is called 'Sitting Tilda with Glittering Halo' from Magnolia. I have coloured her with promarkers and glittered her wings, hair bows and dress with Star Dust Stickles glitter glue. I have cut the image out and sat her on an embossed frame by Craftworks Cards, distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz peeled paint ink. The centre of the frame has been backed with Christmas vellum.




The sentiment is also from Magnolia called 'Vintage Merry', this has been stamped using Peeled Paint.

The adage tickets are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology, distressed with Peeled Paint distressing ink.

The backing paper is Making Memories 'Mistletoe'.

The ponsietta, leaves and berries are from my local Hobbycraft.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Santa's Little Helper

I have made this card to enter into the following challenges:

Bee Crafty - follow a sketch (I have moved the sketch around but all the elements are there!).

Totally Gorjuss - theme is 'Sparkle'.

Fussy and Fancy Friday - theme is 'Winter Wonderland'.

Wild Orchid Challenge - theme is 'Pastels'.

Delightful Challenges - theme is 'It's beginning to look alot like Christmas'.

Moving Along with the Times - theme is 'Use Promarkers/Anything Goes'.

One Stitch at a Time - theme is 'All Celebrations'.

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - theme is make a Christmas project, but no green and red.

The image is called 'Santa's Little Helper' from Magnolia coloured with promarkers. I have added Glamour Dust to her dress and Polar White flower soft to her hat.

Backing papers - the dark blue snow background is from a magazine freebie and the light blue snowflake paper is from Magnolia.

The 'Let it Snow' sentiment, stars and snowflakes are from a Sizzix die cut.

The ribbon, tag, doily and gems are from my stash.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Buttons the Snowman

This week I am a Guest DT over on Craft's Mad and Loving It and I have set a sketchie with a theme called 'The 3 B's - Buttons, Bows and Beads'. This challenge blog is normally set on Craft's Mad and Loving It over on Craftbubble. Please feel free to join in with us!

Here is my sketchie.....

and here is my card.....

The image a Motivet stamp called 'Buttons the Snowman', I have highlighted parts of him using promarkers and the blender pen.

Nestability - Label 15.

The circular shape is a Marianne Design Creatable embossing and die cut, distressed around the edge with Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz distressing ink.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid with christmas novelty snowflake buttons to the centres.

I have added Star Dust Stickles glitter glue to the snowman's buttons and scarf.

The snowflake is a 2" Woodware punch covered with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels and added beads to the centre.

The irridescent swirl backing paper, ribbon, lace and pearl beads are from my stash.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - theme is 'Something from your stash'.

Stamp Craft and Doodle Saturday - theme is 'Open Challenge'.

Sweet Stamping Challenge - theme is 'Stamp It Out'.

Lothian Crafts - theme is 'Its Christmas'.

Stamp Something - theme is 'Something to Celebrate' (Happy Christmas).

Totally Papercrafts - theme is 'The Great Outdoors'.

I Love Promarkers - theme is 'Pearls and Swirls.

Charisma Cardz - theme is 'Christmas Crafting'.

Creative Inspiration - theme is 'Christmas in September'.

Pollycraft Monday - theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Incy Wincy Designs - theme is 'Sparkly Glitter'.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Attitude or what....

I have entered this card into:
Delightful Sketches - Ribbon Recipe Challenge.

Treehouse Thursday Challenge - theme is 'Recycle' (I have recycled the ribbon - it was from my grandaughters teddybear).

Our Creative Corner - theme is 'Fun with Folds'.

Totally Gorjuss - theme is 'Flowers'.

Fab 'n' Funky - theme is 'What eva'.

Stamp Something - theme is 'Spots and Stripes'.

Totally Papercraft - theme is 'Lets go dotty'.

Flutterby Wednesday - theme is 'Butterfly and pink'.

Charisma Cardz Challenge - theme is 'Try something new' (I have used a new fold for my card).

Pixie Dust Studio - theme is 'In between the newsprint' and to use black, white and one other colour).

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - theme is 'Thank you card'.

The Play Date Cafe - theme is 'Black & White plus other colour'.

Incy Wincy - theme is 'Celebrate'.

Bah! Humbug Challenge - theme is 'Using favourite mediums' (mine is making cards, stamping and colouring using promarkers).

A Pocket Full of Posies - theme is 'Floral Fantasy'.

Craftalicious Challenge - theme is 'Thanks'.

Paper Sundaes - use a minimum of 3 embellishments on your project (I have used ribbon, flowers and pearls).

Mo's Challenge - theme is 'special folds and flowers'.

Image is called 'Two Jill' by the great Mo Manning. I have coloured her using promarkers.

Nestability - Label 9.

Backing papers - Glitz and Glamour by Craftwork Cards.

I have edged the image using a tapestry stamp with Worn Lipstick and Weathered Wood Tim Holtz distressing ink.

Flowers and leaves are from my local craftshop Bee Crafty. The pearl bows are from my stash.

All Wrapped Up (fancy fold)





I have entered this card into:
Craft Mad and Loving It - theme is 'Cut it out, button it and get knotted'
Delightful Sketches - Ribbon Recipe Challenge (I have threaded the ribbon through the button holes).
Treehouse Thursday Challenge - theme is 'Recycle' (I have recycled the ribbon - it was from a chocolate box and the red holly berries are from an old christmas decoration).
Fussy & Fancy Friday - theme is 'Christmas Colours'.
One Stop Craft Challenge - theme is 'Fashion throughout the years'.
Our Creative Corner - theme is 'Fun with Folds'.
Totally Gorjuss - theme is 'Flowers'.
Bah! Humbug Challenge - theme is 'Using favourite mediums' (mine is making cards, stamping and colouring using promarkers).
Fun with Shapes - theme is 'Colours of a National Flag' (I have chosen Italy..... red, green & white).
Pocket Full of Posies - theme is 'Floral Fantasy'.
Image - Lily of the Valley 'All wrapped up', which I have coloured using promarkers.
Backing paper is from Basic Grey.
Ribbon is recycled from a chocolate box and the red holly berries have been cut from an old christmas decoration.
The flowers were made using a small and medium retro flower punches.
The poinsettia is also from an old christmas decoration.
I have edged the oval with Peeled Paint Tim Holtz distressing ink, modge podge and glamour dust to create the effect around the coloured image.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thankyou, Kathy for nominating me for this award
To qualify for this award I need to nominate 7 more people to give it to and tell you 7 facts about me. So, here goes . . .

(i) I have been married to a wonderful man for 39 years.
(ii) I drive a 1.3 Suzuki Carry Van (as I am a courier).
(iii) I have partnered my Husband in a Glazing and window fitting company for the past 33 years.
(iv) I am family orientated.
(v) My favourite film has got to be Shawshank Redemption.
(vi) I love to visit London with my family to take in the sites and watch West End shows.
(vii) My favourite colour is red.
The seven people I would have nominated have already received this award from other crafters.

Cherry on Top Award


A few conditions......

1. Thank the person that gave it to you.
Big thanks to Debs and Louise for nominating me for this award.

2. Post your award with pride.
WOO HOO! Well chuff I have been nominated!!

3. Three things you like about yourself
(i) a good listener
(ii) very truthful
(iii) a very good wife, mother and grandmother (so they tell me!)

4. A picture that i love

This is a photograph of my youngest Daughter, Amy, taken outside our house with her proud Father, Graham. It reminds me of a very special day and an overwhelming feeling of pride.
5. Tag 5 other people for the award
The people I would have tagged this award to have already received awards from other crafters .

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Wedding Day



I made this wedding card for the lovely Bev at Bee Crafty (our local craft shop) who got married Friday 13th August 2010.

Image is from Lilly of the Valley, which has been coloured in using Promarkers. I painted the bridal gown with Modge Podge and then covered it with Glamour Dust.

I have used Star Dust Stickles on the flowers, head dress and around the edge of the base card.

The white 'Tying the Knot' embellishment was bought from a wedding shop.

Martha Stewart punch was used to create the heart border.

Papers, pearl swirls and glass flowers are from my stash.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Happy Birthday Teddy


I have made this card for my Daughter's birthday, following the Crafting Mad and Loving It sketchie and theme of 'Ink and Emboss my Friends!'.
Backing paper, flowers and the dufex image are all from my stash.


Friday, 16 July 2010

Winner of Crafts and Me



Crafts & Me Challange Blog

Winnner for Challange No 6

Little Girl in Kimono Card

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Award from a fellow crafter (Brenda Brown)


I have received this award from a remarkable lady who creates the most amazing cards and projects.
I enjoy visiting her blog (Bumblebees and Butterflies) where her talent for creating different works of art surpasses all other.
Thank you very much Brenda, much appreciated.

So Berry Cute


I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Let's Get Stamping - follow a sketchie and a theme of 'Tutti Fruity'.
Papertake Weekly - In Stitches.
Sew Many Cards - Anything goes.
Pollycraft Monday - Pinkalicious.
Paper Sundaes - Birthday.
Pear Tree Design - Summer Loving.
Crafty Catz Weekly - Let's Go Digital.
Secret Crafter - Strawberries & Cream.
Stamp with Fun - Birthday.
Just Cute Bears - Open theme.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice and Girly.
Simon Says Challenge - Check it Out (use checks, plaid and gingham on your project).
Cute Card Thursday - Lets get fruity!
Charisma Cardz - Metal Mickey (anything metal on your card/project).
Image is a Sugar Nellie stamp called 'Strawberry Tea' which has been coloured with Promarkers and distressed around the edge with Tim Holtz 'Worn Lipstick' distressing ink. I have added faux stiching to the inner label.
Nestability - Label 2.
Backing papers are from Nitwit Collection, Strawberry social range - Plaid Red, Gingham Green and Leaves Pink, they have all been distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz 'Brushed Corduroy' distressing ink and Star Dust Stickles glitter glue.
The edge of the white card has been stamped with an Ivy rubber stamp using Tim Holtz 'Peeled Paint' distressing ink.
The sentiment and strawberry embellishments are Nitwit digital elements and covered with glossy accents.
Martha Stewart leaf punch has been used to create the leaves around the strawberries.
The ribbons, gems, metal strawberry charm and bling are from my stash.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Top 3 in I ♥ Promarkers


Whoop, whoop.............

I have won a Top 3 Badge in I ♥ Promarkers Challenge No. 19 with my Popcorn Bear Card.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Sorry Shanna


This card has been created for the following challenges:-
Crafty Sentiments - follow sketchie.
Bee Crafty Downloads - Pink & Girly and you must use a digi stamp.
Sweet Stampin - Clean & Simple.
Totally Gorjuss - Sugar & Spice.
Craftilicious - Monotone.
Alphabet Challange - H is for Hearts.
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Monochromatic & Wings.
Paper Sundaes - Pretty as a Princess.
Charisma Cardz - All About Bling.
The Treehouse Challenge - Tool Time (use your favourite crafting tools - mine are Nestabilities, Punches and Promarkers).
Papertake Weekly - Ice Cream Flavours.
Dare U 2 Digi - Blooms & Butterflies.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice & Girly.
Pile It On - Stickers.
Flutter By Wednesday - no challange.
Image is a Mo Manning Digi called 'Sorry Shanna', which has been coloured in with promarkers. I have added little pearls to her ribbons and necklace and applied Glossy Accents to her boots.
Nestability - Label 8.
Backing paper is Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vintage Shabby paperstack.
The Butterflies have been created using a Tonic punch and have been touched up with star dust stickles around the edges.
Martha Stewart border punch has been used to create the heart edges.
I have created the flowers using a retro flower punch and centre blooms from my stash, touching them up with star dust stickles around the edges.
Pearls, gems, glass flowers, ribbon and sentiment are all from my stash.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Who's shoes are these????


I have entered this card into the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is 'Enjoying the Sunshine'.
Papertake Weekly - theme is 'Ice Cream Flavours'.
Everybody Art Challenge - follow sketchie.
My Time to Craft - theme is 'Xtra Special'.
Crafts & Me - theme is 'Family and Friends'.
Die Cut Dreams - theme is 'Strawberry & Chocolate Colour Combo'.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - theme is 'All About Bling'.
Craftalicious Challenges - theme is 'Monotone'.
Fussy and Fancy Friday - theme is 'Monochromatic and Wings'.
Flutter By Wednesday - no challenge.
Image is from Inger Harding design and has been coloured with promarkers. Glossy accents has been added to the flower and shoes. Distressed with Spun Sugar Tim Holtz distressing ink.
Nestability - Label 5.
Backing papers are from DCWV Garden Party paperstack and has been distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distressing ink and touched up with Star Dust stickles glitter glue. I have sprayed the backing papers with Glimmer Mist.
The large butterfly has been punched out using a Martha Stewart punch and the small butterflies have been created using a Tonic punch.
Flowers, pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Popcorn Bear


I made this card for my Daughter's birthday last weekend and thought I'd best enter it into a few challenges.

I ♥ Promarkers - theme is 'Bears'.
Just Cute Bears - theme is 'Here Comes Summer'.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is 'Enjoying the Sunshine'.
Shabby Tea Room - theme is 'Summer Fun'.
Papertake Weekly - theme is 'Ice Cream Colours'.
Tuesday ThrowDown - theme is 'Celebrate Summer'.
Stamp Something - theme is 'Something Summer'.
Image is Popcorn Bear by Crafters Companion, coloured with Promarkers.
Nestability - Large circle and large scalloped circle.
The backing paper is from Garden Party paperstack by DCWV, the pink cardstock has been put through my Cuttlebug using a flower embossing folder.
I have made the flowers using several blooms from my stash.
Ribbon, cardstock, pearls and gems are from my stash.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Football Crazy


I am entering this card into:
One Stop Craft Challenge - follow sketchie
Cards for Men - Father's Day
CCEE Stamps - One for the Males
Paper Cutz - Father's Day
C.R.A.F.T - Father's Day
Daisy Doodles - Father's Day
Totally Gorjuss - For the Boys
Our Creative Corner - Gotcha Cornered
Just Us Girls - Let's get digital
Magical Crafts - Something for a Male / Father's Day
Stamptacular Sunday - A Tribute to all Fathers
Creative Craft - For the Man in your Life
Cas-tastic Challenge - Button, Button.... Who's got the button.
Crafty Catz - Embossing.
Pollycraft Monday - Let's have a sing song (I'm singing 'Three Lion's on my Shirt').
Crafty Cardmakers - Cards for Men.
Cupcake Craft - One for the Boys.
Incy Wincy Designs - One for the Guys.
Crafty Creations - It's a Stitch Up!
Polka Doodle - Fathers Day / Male theme.
One Stop Craft Challenge - One for the Boys.
The digi image is called 'Robbie with Football' from Cuddly Buddly Crafts and has been coloured with promarkers and distressed with 'Weathered Wood' Tim Holtz distressing ink.
Nestability - Label 10.
I have doodled around the edges to create faux stitching to each die cut and around main card.
I have generated the football crazy sentiment from my computer and distressed the edges with 'Weathered Wood' Tim Holtz distressing ink.
The cardstock and buttons are from my stash.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Top 5 in Meljen Design Challenge


Am I on a roll or what................
Another win for Crafting Gina G!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to my 'Cuddly Cloud Baby' card.

Little Girl in Kimono


I have made this card and entered it into:
Let's Get Stamping - follow a sketchie, with a twist of Eastern Promise.
Crafty Catz - theme is embossing.
Stamp Something - theme is Happy Somethings.
Our Creative Corner - theme is Gotcha Cornered.
Crafts and Me Challenge - theme is Friends and Family.
The image is a Mo Manning digi image, coloured with promarkers and touched up with Star Dust Stickles glitter glue.
Nestability - Label 12.
Tonic butterfly punch was used.
The fan was from Joanna Sheen's Elegant Fan CD, touched up with Xmas Red Stickles glitter glue and an organza bow was added.
The white piece of card was embossed using my Martha Stewart scoreboard and distressed with Tim Holtz Weathered Wood distressing ink.
The red backing paper is a snake skin texture as are the little 3D butterflies.
Cardstock, sentiment, flower and ribbon are from my stash.

Winner of Sketch Saturday



Not another win I hear you say..... Yes, it was my 'Cuddly Buddly Charlie' card this time. I won £30 to spend in The Craft Barn.

Winner of Just Magnolia

WOW how excited was I when I realised I had won this challenge. I entered my 'Tilda with flowers sat on her basket' card. I won $30 to spend Simon Says Stamp.


Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Cuddly Cloud Baby


My Daughter asked me to make a 'Baby Boy' card for a friend.
I have entered it into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - follow a sketchie.
Pollycraft Monday - theme is 'Ribbon and Bling'.
Bee Crafty Downloads - to use a digi image and theme is blooming marvelous.
Meljen Designs - theme is dry embossing.
Crafty Creations - theme is 'Child's play'.
The blue backing paper is Magnolia. I have embossed the white card with a cuttlebug butterfly embossing folder.
The digi image is from Meljen Designs, called 'Cuddly Cloud Baby' and has been coloured with promarkers and touched up with Star Dust Stickles glitter glue.
The pearls, flower, lace, ribbon and bling are from my stash.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Tilda with flowers sat on basket


I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Pear Tree Design - follow a sketchie with a twist to include flowers on your project.
Crazy Challenge - theme is 'Distress It'.
Cup Cake Craft - theme is 'Dazzle Us'.
Just Magnolia - theme is 'Lace borders' (pleated lace must be on your card / project).
Stampin for the Weekend - theme is 'Summer / Travel'.
Pollycraft Monday - theme is 'Ribbon & Bling'.
Stampavie and more - theme is 'Summer'.
Crafty Angels - to use your favourite stamp (as you can tell by looking at my Blog.... I Looooove Tilda).
Your Next Stamp Challenge - theme is 'Use border punch'.
Everybody Art Challenge - theme is 'Things with Wings'.
Paper Sundaes - theme is 'Summer'.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is 'Floral Delights'.
Alphabet Challenge Blog - F is for Flowers.
Backing paper is from Fancy Pants Design called 'Flurry' which I purchased from my local craft shop Bee Crafty. I have distressed the edges, inked with Walnut Stain distressing ink by Tim Holtz and glittered with Star Dust Stickles glitter glue.
Image - Magnolia called 'Tilda with Flowers' and the basket is a Magnolia rubber stamp also. Both have been coloured with promarkers.
I made the flowers by using Magnolia roses for the back layers and several loose petals of blooms adding a small rose for the centre of each and glittered each centre bud with Star Dust Stickles glitter glue
Martha Stewart border punch used is called 'Daisy border punch'.
Sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio.
Ribbon, lace, glass butterfly, card candy, pearls and bling are from my stash.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

New Hat

I have entered this card into:

Lets Get Stamping - follow a sketchie and theme is 'Distressing'.
The Corrosive Challenge - use any types of die cuts.
Meljen Design - to use dry embossing.
Papertake Weekly - theme is fun fun fun!!!
A Spoon Full of Sugar - theme is 'Celebrations'.
Crafty Cardmarkers - theme is Least & Most (most favourite colour combined with your least favourite).
Delightful Sketches - add texture to your card/project.
Charisma Cardz - theme is flowers.
Crafts and Me - to have distressing on your project/card.
Pixie Dust Studio - theme is Punch it out!
Cupcake Craft Challenge - theme is Dazzle Us!
The Crazy Challenge - theme is Distress It!
Alphabet Challenge Blog - F is for Flowers.

Backing paper is from DCWV paper stack range called Garden Party, distressed with Walnut Stain distressing ink by Tim Holtz and touched up with Stardust Stickles glitter glue.
Nestability - Standard Circle distressed with Tumbled Glass distressing ink by Tim Holtz.

Marianne Design Creatable Frame has been cut out and embossed onto DCWV Core White cardstock and sanded around the edges to give a distressed look.

Image is called 'New Hat' by Lily of the Valley, coloured with promarkers.

The scalloped circle has been created by using a Silvermoon punch.

The flowers have been created by myself using modge podge and glamour dust.

The pearls are from my stash.