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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 179 Sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Digital Delights

Good afternoon one and all.  Hope you are all having a good day so far.

It is time for another fun challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme this week is a really fun one. It is Back to School or Starting School.  Please come along and join in.

Here is my card....


I was lucky enough to get to play with this little School darling, from one our kind sponsors, The Paper Shelter.  She is coloured in with pro-markers.  The papers are Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper & Glue collection.  I have used glittery black stick on letters for School Days.  Everything else you see is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors....


and 

Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Cute with Punches or Dies
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - For the Girls
That Craft Place - Ribbon/Lace
The Squirrel and the Fox - Let's hear it for the Girls

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Great News - My New DT Position over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and their Current Anything Goes Challenge sponsored by Lawn Fawn & Stitchy Bear

Good morning everyone.

Today I just want to share some news that I am now a member of the DT over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

Leslie had contacted me personally and asked me would I like to join and I jumped at the opportunity.  So thank you Leslie and I look forward to working with you and the rest of the DT.

At the moment they have an Anything Goes challenge running, so please pop over and join in the fun.

They are being sponsored by:-


Prize: Stamp set and 6x6 pad of winner's choice
Lawn Fawn
and
Prize: $10 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

See you over there :0)

Thanks for reading and have a great day


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

GDT for Oldie but a Goodie

Good morning all.

I won a GDT place with an Oldie but a Goodie Challenge blog a couple of weeks ago.

This week their theme is Filigree.  I had to think on this one because I don't have filigree dies or embossing folders, but I did find I had a fair bit of filigree paper, so I went with that.  Don't forget to use something on your card that is older than 6 months for this challenge.

Please come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card.....


The stylish image is from Sassy Studio Designs and is coloured in with pro-markers.  The papers are a mixture of brands, but the main one in the background is Magnolia.  I distressed these papers with Tim Holtz distressing tool.  Everything else is from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated. Oh and I have used my Spellbinders floral oval for the frame and I have added little red pearls to this.

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
I Love Pro Markers - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - For the Girls
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Let's Hear it for the Girls
Try it On Tuesday - Feminine and Fancy

Thank you for looking and have a great day

Monday, 26 May 2014

What? Another Christmas Card?

...yes another one lol.  I'm doing well so far.  Got me a nice little pile of Christmas cards ready for posting this year.

Hello all.  Hope you are all well.  Hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday.

Here is my Christmas card...


This image is so adorable and it is from the Paper Shelter.  I've coloured it in with pro-markers and have put some glitter on Santa and Rudolph.  The card base is a Kraft one from Hobbycraft.  The ribbon and pom pom trim were free from a magazine some time ago.  The sequin trim is from the Discount Centre.  The doily is from the Works.  Im sorry but I can't remember where my papers are from.  Will try to find out.

Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge - J for Jolly Old Elf (or Santa)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Here Comes Santa
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Sparkle and Shine 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Fairy Friend

Good morning all, hope you are all well :0)

Today I want to share a fairy card.  This is one of my favourite stamps and I've used it loads.....




The stamp is a Whimsy one and the papers are My Minds Eye Spring Papers.  I used a cuttlebug embossing folder just behind the fairy.  The ribbon, big gem and doily are from the works.  Everything else is just from my stash.

To put this card together, I followed this sketch...






















Challenges:-

Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Girly
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Colouring Show Off
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Fab n Funky Challenges - Recipe
Just Keep on Creating - May linkup
Little Miss Muffett Challenges - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - The above sketch

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 178 Sponsored by Stamp Art and Dee Dee's Designs

Good afternoon one and all.  Hope you are all having a good day so far.

It is time for another fun challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme this week is a great one and one of my personal favourites.  It is Spots and/or Stripes.  Please come along and join in.

Here is my card....


This image is so adorable and I was lucky enough to be able to pick this from Stamp Art Designs.  It is called Alannah and Snowball and can be found here.  Thank you Kathryne of Stamp Art Designs.

It is coloured in with promarkers and I have added glitter to the snowman, Alannah's santa hat and the snow on the ground.  The papers are Wild Rose Studio Christmas papers.  The chipboard snowflake I coloured with a pro-marker to match my design.  The sentiment is a Pebbles inc. rub on.  The gems, card and bobble trim are just from my stash.

Our Sponsors....


StampArt Design

and

DeeDees Digis 
Prize - 3 digi sets of winners choice

Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with Punches and/or Dies (I have used a Square Die and a Scallop Square Die)
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Something Associated with Santa (Alannah is wearing a Santa hat)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
I Love Pro-Markers - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 19 May 2014

Zig Zagging Along

Good afternoon all.  Hope you are all OK.  Have you enjoyed your sunny weekend.  We did.  We went to Goyt Valley this weekend and I will show some photos on here as soon as I have sorted them.  I also have one of my cat Suki basking in the sunlight.  Did her old bones a load of good.

Here is a zig zag card I made.  I wanted to try something a little different as I am always doing square cards (which I love doing of course).  I found the instructions for this card in an old magazine.  It was Quick Cards Made Easy.  Took me a while to do though lol.....



It is a nice effect and I have given this a bit of a shabby chic feel.  The papers are a combination of Prima and Paislee 12 x 12"s.  The sentiment is a freebie that came in a set from a magazine and I used my circle and scallop circle dies to frame it.  The butterflies are a Papermania Urban stamp.  I have coloured the butterflies with pro-markers and then I stamped some more butterflies onto acetate and attached to the top of the coloured butterflies.  I don't know if you can make out the acetate in the picture.

The pearls, lace and flowers are from my stash.

Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Punches and/or Dies
Craft Your Passion - Pearls and Lace
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Anything but Square
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Shabby Chic
Polkadoodles Challenge - Things with Wings

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Friday, 16 May 2014

Have a Magical Birthday

Good Sunny Afternoon Everyone - I hope you are all enjoying the sun today.  I sat outside for a little bit with my cat Suki and she was really enjoying the warmth and having a little sniff around.  She doesn't go out much anymore because she is an old girl, so it was nice to see her enjoying herself.  I just hope this weather is like this for my Son's half term the week after next.

Here is a card I want to share....


I was encouraged to do this card when I stumbled across a blog called Sketch n Stash and this week they had this sketch....

 

I hadn't followed a sketch for some time, so I enjoyed doing this one.  It's quite straightforward to follow.

I have used LOTV fairy and sentiment stamps which I coloured in with pro-markers.  The papers are My Mind's Eye (free from a magazine).  The flowers, gems, lace, ribbon and card are all from my stash.

Challenges:-

Cards & More - Spring
Charisma Cardz - May Flowers
Come and Get It Challenge - Birthday
Crafts 4 Eternity - To Die For (I have used a Spellbinders Floral Oval Die)
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes with the option of a Sketch
Just Inspirational Challenges - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Sparkle (Glitter added to my image)
Polkadoodles Challenge - Things with Wings
Sketch n Stash - the above sketch to follow

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Happy Winter Trio

Good morning crafty friends.

It feels really weird posting a Christmas card while the sun is shining away.  I'll be glad I've done these Christmas cards when Christmas rolls around though.  We all know it comes around pretty fast.

Here is my card...



Isn't the image cute.  Its a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps and I have another like this, but three penguins.  I absolutely adore Bugaboo's Christmas images.  They are so cool.  Here is the link  BUGABOO WINTER TRIO
 I have coloured this in with my pro-markers and added glitter to the snow and snow drops.  The paper is Daisy and Dandelion Christmas collection.  The little buttons are from Papermania and the sentiment is a Pebbles inc. rub on.

Challenges:-

ABC Challenge - Lots of Layers
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Something Associated with Santa (Penguin has a Santa hat on)
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes with Option of a Sketch
I Love Pro-Markers - Whatever the Weather (I've gone with Snow)
Paper Makeup Stamps - Sparkle (Glitter added to my image) 
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 177 Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine

Good Afternoon all.  I can't believe we had hailstones yesterday, but at least it is lovely today!

There is another challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme is a popular one.  It is Anything Goes!!

Here is my card.....



We are being sponsored by the wonderful Lacy Sunshine (they are called Lizzie and Claude), and I got to choose this sweet image to play with.  She is coloured in with pro-markers and I attempted to do a cloud background, but still think I need a bit more practice at this.  The papers are Wild Rose Studio.  The doily and gem in the centre are from the Works.  Everything else are just bits and bobs from my stash.

Sponsor:-


Lacy Sunshine Stamps 
Prize - 3 Digi images of winners choice


Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Bring on the Bling (make it cute)
Glitter n Sparkle - Female Cards
Love to Create - Friendship
Melonheadz Friends - All About Animals
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Use Some Ribbon
Paper Pretties - Embellish
Paper Shelter - Girly Girl
Papertake Weekly - Pretty Pastels
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring Blossoms

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Friday, 9 May 2014

Looking Gorgeous

Good morning all.  Wow we had some rain last night and the wind was howling.  Felt like a November day.  My lad Brandon is off School today with some sort of a cold.  He's been fighting it for the past week now so hopefully he will feel better in time to play footy tomorrow.

Onto my card.....


I just love the face of this All Dressed Up digi stamp.  My fella loves this one too.  She is called Looking Gorgeous and can be found here.  I forget what my backing paper is called,  so will try to remember to come back and say what it is.  The purple felt doily, gem in centre of flower and bobble trim are all from the Works.  The flowers, pearls and sentiment are all from my stash.

Challenges:-

4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Crafter's Cafe - Mum or Special Lady
Creative Moments - Anything Goes / Bingo
Fab n Funky - Pretty Hair
Feeling Crafty - One for the Girls/Ladies
Love to Create Challenge - Say it with Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Good Afternoon All - it's a rainy one here and is supposed to be rainy for the rest of the week.  Never mind, cardmaking keeps me happy :0)

Onto my card.....

This is an Elisabeth Bell rubber stamp, coloured with pro-markers.  The papers are Papermania Colossal Christmas paper pack.  The card, sentiment stamp, glitter and gems are just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Craftitude Challenge - Anything Goes/Easy as 123
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Something beginning with B (Boy, Baubles, Bow)
Crimbo Crackers - Festive Red
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Traditional Colours
Pile it On - Child's Play
Winter Wonderland - Bows (A lovely red bow at the bottom of Christmas Tree)

Thank you for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 176 Sponsored By Bugaboo Stamps and QKR Stampede

Good morning one and all.  So glad you're here.  It's time for another challenge over at
Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme this week is use 2 or more patterned papers.  So come along and join in the fun.

My card....





This was the image I used from QKR Stampede to use called Tennis Bear.  I came up with an outdoor theme to my card which still used two patterened papers, the clouds and the flowers.  I coloured my image with Pro-Markers and punched little green circles then pencilled in the lines to make my tennis balls.  The sun is made with a LOTV sentiment stamp and I just cut out the rays from yellow card.  The little birds are cut from patterened paper.  All in all, this is a little bit different from what I normally do, but fun all the same.

Sponsors:-


Bugaboo Stamps
Store
Prize - 7 digi images of winners choice
and 
QKR Stampede
 Store
Prize - 5 Digi images of winners choice


Challenges:-

A Gem of a Challenge - Cute & Cuddly
Brown Sugar Challenge - Patterned Paper
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Craftitude Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer 
Feeling Crafty - One for the Girls/Ladies
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Sports & Activities
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for looking and have a great day



Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Happy Birthday Friend

Good afternoon all.  Hope you are all well.  We had a really nice Bank Holiday yesterday.  The Buxton Spring Fair was on and we went to that.  It didn't have much for kids, but it was still a nice day.

Onto my card...

This is a Woodware Clarissa stamp and I have used a combination of pro-markers, gems and Candi to fill it in.  It stamps beautifully this stamp.

Challenges:-

Crafts 4 Eternity - Stamp It
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Spots and/or Stripes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 4 May 2014

A Sunflower for You

Good afternoon all,

Today I have another sunny card to share with you and it is another teddy as well lol...

I loved making this card and it was a commission for a friend and she loved it (and the other's I made - which were 15 in total).

It is a Wild Rose Studion rubber stamp and he is called Milton.  I stamped the sunflower twice so I could do a bit of decoupage.  He is coloured in with my pro-markers.  The papers are freebies from a crafting mag and the ribbon is from Mei Flower Crafts.  Everything else is from my stash.

Challenges:-

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Stamp It
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Cute Only
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Mother's Day / Spring (I've gone with Spring)
Paper Crafting Journey - Spots and/or Stripes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Blog - Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo - Lots of Layers

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Friday, 2 May 2014

Get Well Soon

Good morning all.  The sun is trying to battle it's way through here, wonder if it will win?

Onto my card....


This is a rubber stamp (including sentiment),  I have had for a long time and so I was glad to get it out and give it some life.  It is a Crafter's companion stamp and it is coloured in with my pro-markers and the papers are Echo Park.  The punched bit at the bottom is with a Martha Stewart punch.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is recycled.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Crafting by Designs - May Anything Goes
Craftitude Challenge - Anything Goes/Easy as 123
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer
I Love Pro-Markers - Not Quite Straight
Natalie and Amy - Rubber Stamp (Crafter's Companion Rubber Stamp)
Paper Crafting Journey - Spots and/or Stripes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Use that Ribbon
Paula Holifield Crafts - Flower Power
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day


Thursday, 1 May 2014

What? Another Sarah Kay card???

Lol, yes another one!!!!  Good evening all.  Hope you all had a good day.  We've had quite a bit of rain.  I wonder what the Bank holiday is going to be like.

Here is my card.....



She is coloured in with pro-markers and the sentiment is LOTV.  The papers are a mix of Wild Rose Studio and Pink Petticoat.  The gingham ribbon across the lace is from The Works.  The little bows are from Mei-Flower Crafts and I have used Wild Orchid flowers.  I have also used my floral oval die from Spellbinders.  Pearls and card are just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Corrosive Challenge - Head Gear
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Flowers Galore(oops I've entered too many challenges - feel free to delete my entry
Moving Along with The Times - Pretty Pastels
My Mum's Craft Shop - Lots of Layers
Natalie and Amy - Rubber Stamping
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Hats (Everything on this card, except Gingham ribbon is years old)
Papercrafting Journey - Spot and/or Stripes
Paula Holfield Crafts - Flower Power
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thank you for looking and have a great evening