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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 188 Sponsored by Stamp Art Design and Sparkle & Sprinkle

Good afternoon friends.

This is a scheduled post as I am taking my lad to see How to Train your Dragons 2.  I'm really looking forward to this as well lol.

We have another exciting Anything Goes challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog starting today.  Please come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card....


Aaawww poor loves.  Looks like they have a touch of sunburn!  This funny image is from Sparkle & Sprinkle and also comes with the sentiment.  I have coloured the image in with my pro-markers.

I have used Doodlebug 12 x 12 papers.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-



and

Sparkle and sprinkle




Store -  http://sparklensprinkle.com
Blog - http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/
Prize - 3 digi sets from SNS exclusive stamps

Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations - Here Comes Summer
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create - Ribbon or Twine
Love to Create Challenge - Summer Lovin'
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Relax... It's Your Birthday

Good morning everyone.  I wish this heat would just go now to be honest lol.  Brandon's gone to football and I just hope he will be OK playing in this heat.

Here is my card for today....


Today's card is using a digi stamp from Chi Chi memories.  At the moment it is a freebie.  I don't know if any are left as it is limited, but you can always check here.  You can use the freebie in their challenge, which I am going to be entering.  She's very cute isn't she.

I used pro-markers to colour and the papers are Basic Grey Olivia 6 x 6.  I have used my Spellbinders floral oval die to frame the image.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The black flower is from Flourish with a bling and the pinks are from Wild Orchid.  Everything else you see is from my stash.

Challenges:-

Chi Chi Memories - A Sketch
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Happy Birthday
Hobby Cutz - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Happy Birthday
Milk Coffee - Birthdays 
Party Time Tuesdays - July Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Friday, 25 July 2014

For You

Good morning everyone.  Still really hot isn't it?

I have a chance this morning to get a card on as I am making my lad take it easy today as he has injured his knee and the cut won't heal because he keeps either falling on it or banging it.  It's looking pretty gross so he's definately not roughing it today.

Here's my card....


It's a cute Bugaboo and he is very cute.  I loved colouring him in.  You can find him here.

My papers are from a magazine and the little sentiment tag is part of the paper set.  He is of course coloured in with pro-markers and the flowers are my ever favourite freebie die from another magazine.  The felt die-cut and white bow are from the works.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Here Comes Summer
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Die Cuts / Punches
Passion for Pro-Markers - Summer Lovin'
Pile it On - Summer Fun
The Crafter's Cafe Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 187 Sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

Good afternoon one and all.  My lad finishes for his summer hols today so I probably won't be able to make as many cards :0(

We have another wonderful "Anything Goes" challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty.  Please come along and join in the fun.

My Card....


I chose to work with the lovely sentiment (which is from Stitchy Bear) you can see at the top of the image.  The image is from A Day for Daisies and coloured in with pro-markers.

The papers are Basic Grey and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-


Bugaboo

and

Stitchy Bear Stamps




Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Hand Coloured Image
Creative Inspirations - Here Comes Summer
Hobby Cutz - Anything Goes
Paper Make Up Stamps - Die Cuts / Punches
Passion for Pro-Markers - Summer Lovin'
Pile it On - Summer Fun
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die Cuts and/or Punches


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.


Monday, 21 July 2014

New Challenge at Love To Scrap Sponsored by Stitchy Bear Outlets and Fred She Said Designs

Good morning Crafters - hope you are all well.  What a stormy weekend.  Did you get the thunder and lightning.  We did and it felt pretty close too.

Today it is time for another fantastic challenge over at Love to Scrap Challenge blog.  The theme is Scheming Crafters which means pick a colour scheme for your card and please state your chosen theme on your blog (just so we know).  You will see from my card that I have gone for a Cool Colour Scheme using blue and grey.

Here it is...



I chose to use Old Truck from Fred she Said Designs and I really enjoyed putting together this masculine card.  First I was going to go with earthy colours for this digi and do the truck brown, but somehow I ended up going with grey.  I think it works though.  The papers are Echo Park 12 x 12 and you can see some glossy accents on the headlights.  The sentiment is computer generated and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-

Prize: $10 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

Prize: $10 gift certificate
Fred, She Said


Challenges:-

7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Buttons, Buttons, Buttons
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Distressing
Deep Ocean - Lots of Layers
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Friday, 18 July 2014

Snowy Christmas Wishes (in July!!!)

Good morning all - hope you are well.  My ears are popping at the mo.  I think it has something to do with atmospheric pressure, maybe?  It feels really heavy in the air here in Buxton.

I have yet another Christmas card lol....



It's another cute Bugaboo image and I've done something a little different with my pro-markers.  I've used the blender pen to blend the colour around the snowmen and on them as well.  It's a nice shading effect I think.  The papers are Magnolia 12 x 12 and the snowflake is a Magnolia Die.  I've used my cuttlebug embossing folder (snowflakes) which you can see at the bottom of the card.  Everything else is from my trusty stash.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug - Christmas in July (Kraft, Embossing & Snowflake)
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Divas by Design - Christmas in July
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas in July
Passion for Pro-Markers - Christmas in July
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Christmas in July
The Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Blue Christmas


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 186 Sponsored by Sparkles & Sprinkle and QKR Stampede

Hello everyone - Hope you are good today.  I have been hoovering a bit this morning and still have more to do :0(  I'm not a fan of housework at all - it is my enemy lol

It is time for another challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme is one I absolutely LOVE.  It is ANYTHING GOES - woo hoo!!

Please come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card....



This gorgeous lady is the image I chose to use from Sparkle & Sprinkle.  She is called Vivian Hat Lady.  I have coloured her in with pro-markers and the papers are Prima 12 x 12 Fairy Glen.  The flowers are Prima and Wild Rose Studio and the pink bow is from the Works.  Everything else is just from my stash.  I have distressed my papers and the image with a Tim Holtz distress wheel tool thingy lol and have added glitter around the edge of the image.

Our Sponsors:-
QKR Stampede
Store - http://www.qkrstampede.com/
Blog - http://www.qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize- 5 digi images of winners choice

and

Sparkle and sprinkle

Store -  http://sparklensprinkle.com
Blog - http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/
Prize - 3 digi sets from SNS exclusive stamps

Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Distressing
Cute Card Thursday - Pretty Papers
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - It's All About Girls
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
I Love Pro-Markers - Girls Girls Girls
Just Inspirational Challenges - Shabby Chic
Sparkle & Sprinkle Challenge - Anything Goes (there is loose glitter around the edge of the image)
The Squirrel and The Fox - Ribbon & Lace

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Decorating the Tree

Hi there - hope you are good and enjoying the day so far.

Here is another Christmas card to share.  I should count them and see how many I have now lol....


I have used a cute image from Bugaboo and coloured in with my pro-markers.  The papers are Papermania 12 x 12 and Doodlebug 12 x 12 (the green bit).  I found Anita's dimensional stickers in my stash from some time ago and used these as my little embellishments in the top right hand corner.  I had to use my red sequin trim from the Works again lol.  Everything else you see is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug - Christmas in July - Week long Christmas Challenges
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas in July
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas in July
Passion for Pro-Markers - Christmas in July
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Christmas in July
The Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Three of Three (Three bauble embellishments)

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


Monday, 14 July 2014

Birds in My Hair

Good morning all - hope you are all good and had a lovely weekend.  We had the Buxton Carnival this weekend.  Now I'm going to be a sour puss and say it was OK but I couldn't stand the heat!!  My face felt like it was melting.  A friend came along with us and her lad, my fella and our lad.  My friend loved it and so did the boys of course.  Two pics below.

Now I have a card to share...


The image is a Day for Daisies one and she is coloured in with pro-markers.  The papers are a mix of Prima 12 x 12 Fairy Glen and a piece of Viola 6 x 6 is in there as well.
Everything else you see is just bits and bobs from my stash.  Oh the little bow is new.  It's from a pack of pastel bows from the Works.



This is an action shot of my lad Brandon going down the bouncy slide. (His Favourite)


Me and a friend (Andrea) - I'm on the right hand side.

Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Feels Like Summer
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ribbon and Lace 

Thanks for looking and have a great day

Friday, 11 July 2014

Have a Monster Birthday

Good Morning everyone.  We are taking our son Brandon to the fair that's in Buxton later on this evening.  We went last year and went on a ride which terrified the life out of me and Brandon.  I remember the ride just wouldn't end and when we thought it was going to stop, it just paused then went backwards.  It was my fault for not checking what the ride does before we got on... it just looked like a sweet innocent ride.  I don't think Brandon ever forgave me that lol.

I have another card to share today....






Isn't he adorable?  I wanted this little image for some time and when I won some Bugaboo images I chose him :0)  You can find him here.
I coloured him in with pro-markers and used some Co-ordinations Kiwi Green card stock.  The paper is from a Doodlebug 12 x 12 sheet.  I have embossed the middle green card with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The sentiment is part of a set from Cuddly Buddly.

Challenges:-

Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Stella Says Sketch
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Clean and Simple
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Good morning all - hoping you are all good today.

Some of my son's teachers are on strike today.  Classes are still on for the kids but all the parents have to go and pick their kids up at 12.05pm today and take them home for dinner.  We then have to take them back at 1.05pm. Brandon has a friend coming home for lunch with him so he is looking forward to that.  He's hoping to get a kick around in the park before going back to School lol.

I have another Christmas card to share.....


This cutie is a digi from Bugaboo and you can find him here.
The papers are a mix of freebie papers and a Doodlebug 12 x 12 paper.  I made the poinsettia with a Britannia Die which I got from Joanna Sheen.  The sentiment is part of a Christmas Sentiments Set from Cuddly Buddly.  The sequin trim is from the Works.  Everything else is just from my stash.  Oh, I almost forgot, I also added some glossy accents to his eyeballs lol.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas in July
Paper Make-up Stamps - Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas - Anything Goes
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations - Favourite Occasion (Christmas) 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 185 Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine

Hello everyone - Hope you are good today.  Did you get the heavy rain last night.  We did!

It is time for another challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme is one I absolutely LOVE.  It is ANYTHING GOES - woo hoo!!

Please come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card....


Once again I got to pick a lovely digi stamp from Lacy Sunshine.  She is called Izzybella Boo Cute as a Button and I have coloured her in with pro-markers.

The papers are Basic Grey Piccadilly 6 x 6 pad and yes, there is my freebie flower die again lol.  The frame is Spellbinders Floral Oval die (which I adore and also use a lot).  I found the buttons in my stash and had to use them seeing as how Izzy has quite a few on her.
The sentiment is by Whimsy stamps.

Our Sponsor....

Sponsor 
Lacy Sunshine Stamps
Prize - 3 Digi images of winners Choice

Challenges:-

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky Challenges - Feels Like Summer
I Love Pro-Markers - Things with Wings
Love to Create Challenge - Fussy & Fancy or Clean & Layered (mine is Fussy & Fancy)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - July Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Cute Digi
The Crafty Bloggers Network - July Challenge
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Card with Sentiment

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - School's Out

Good morning everyone.

This is my last card as GDT for Oldie but a Goodie.  Thanks for having me :0)

The theme is School's Out, so I made a thank you card for my son to use on his last day.  We will probably make a cute little bracelet to go with it.

Remember that something on your card has to be 6 months old.  My pearl gems, card and paper are 6 months old.

Here is my card....


Well I showed this card to my son and told him I made this for his teacher and he was horrified.  He said he can't give this because it's got a flower on it lmao!!  I explained his teacher is female so she would love the flower.  He just wasn't buying into that, so I will print out a cool Kenny K image for him to make his own card (no flowers!).  He's only not long turned 8 and wants to look cool and to him this card is not cool - it's so funny really.  I wasn't expecting all this until he was 10!

This cute little image is from Crafty Sentiments and the papers are a mix of Echo Park 12 x 12 and Papermania 12 x 12.

I punched my butterflies and added pearl gems to the centre of them and the flower.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Challenges:-
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Fussy & Fancy or Clean & Layered (I think this leans more to Clean & Layered)
Paper, Make-up, Stamps - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - July Challenge
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Cute Digi

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 7 July 2014

Anything Goes Challenge over at Love to Scrap - Sponsored by Eureka Stamps and A Day for Daisies

Hello everyone - hope you are all good :0)

It is time for another challenge over at Love to Scrap and the theme is everyone's favourite "Anything Goes".  (I know it's my favourite lol).

Please come along and join in the fun as there are two wonderful sponsors this week.

Here is my card....


I was so lucky that I could choose any image from A Day for Daisies to use.  I chose Little Miss Giraffe and you can find her here.

I have coloured her in with pro-markers (as usual) and the papers are Crate Paper 6 x 6 pad called Random.  Once again I removed the bling centre from a black flower and added a bow and button.  Everything else you see is just from my stash.

Sponsors......


Prize: 5 images to winner
Eureka Stamps

Prize: $12 gift certificate (equal to 3 images of choice) to the shop at www.adayfordaisies.com

A Day For Daisies


Challenges....

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Love to Create (Fussy and Fancy or Clean and Layered) - Mine's Fussy and Fancy
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - July Challenge
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Cute Digi 


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 5 July 2014

I Can't Find My Balls

Hee hee....

Afternoon all.  I have a funny card to share today and a pic of the loom bandz bracelets me and Brandon have made.

First off my card...


I love Gus and he is from Bugaboo digi stamps.  The sentiment comes with this image and I couldn't resist adding it to the card.  Finishes it off nicely I think.  The papers are Doodlebug Kraft in Colour 12 x 12.  Of course, the image is coloured in with pro-markers.

My challenge links are below...

I've mentioned in a previous post before of the loom bandz craze in my son's School and now we have learned to do the Starburst (1st, 2nd and 4th bracelet) and the Triple Single 3rd and 5th bracelet).  Brandon likes to wear a lot of them together lol. 

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Outdoor Fun
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 184 Sponsored by Kenny K

Good morning crafting buddies.  How are you today?  Good I hope.  I've just been doing a little cleaning this morning but still have loads to do.  I tend to let the housework slide...... a lot... lol.

It is time for another fantastic challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge and this week the theme is Buttons, Butterflies or Bows (or use all of them as I did on my card!!).

Here is my card....


I was lucky to get to play with darling image from Kenny K.  She is called Tomboy Trouble.
The papers are First Edition J'Adore 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I have used my little butterfly punch for the butterflies and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors....

Kenny K Downloads
Store - http://www.kennykdownloads.com/
Blog - http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize - 5 digis of winners choice

Challenges:-

Crafty Your Passion - Ribbons
Crafting By Designs - Month Long Anything Goes in July
Creative Moments - Anything Goes / twist of Celebration
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
I Love Pro-Markers - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - July Link Up
KennyK's Krafty Krew - Spots and/or Stripes 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Sister's of Craft - July Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Fairy in a Box

Good morning everyone.

At long last I did the card in a box.  I got the instructions out of this months Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  As I started adding the elements to this, I was amazed how fab it started to look.

Here it is.....

 




I used an LOTV fairy and coloured her in with pro markers, then added glitter to her wings and tiara.  The die cut flowers you've seen on here a few times now lol.  The die was a freebie from a mag, as was the LOTV papers.
I used pearls from my stash and a little acetate for some of the flowers.

Challenges:-

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
ALBC - It's Magic
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Things with Wings
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Just for Fun - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Summertime
Passion for Pro-Markers - Things with Wings


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day