Monday, 29 July 2013

DT card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge


Hello to you all my wonderful crafty friends
I hope you all had a good weekend.
Sorry I haven't posted any cards since Thursday, I am enjoying spending some time with my children at the moment.

Today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge. This time we are onto sketch number 14 and our optional theme chosen by the wonderful Kevin is Birthday Wishes
For this challenge we are sponsored by 

Prize $10 to spend online

The Design Team were very lucky to be able to choose an image from Fred She Said. Not surprisingly,  I picked a gorgeous floral image. This is called Marigolds & Morpho Set, it comes with a butterfly and sentiments too.


here is the sketch for you to follow:


Items Used
Digi stamp - Fred She Said  Marigolds & Morpho Set coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Fancy Pants Park Bench Flower Garden
Whimsy corner die
Craftwork cards sentiment stamp
Impression Obsessions Small Bow
Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

If you take a look at the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team. 

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Bearly Mine  - Anything Goes
Songbird - My favourite Thing - flowers and butterflies
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - For the girls
Sentimental Sundays - Anything with Wings
Card Mania - Summer Blooms

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog again today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs 








Thursday, 25 July 2013

Monochrome at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge


Good Morning Everyone, I hope you are well and having a good week

I'm here today to show you the card I may for the 
This week our theme is

Monochrome

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful My Crafty Heart
The prize is a £10 gift voucher to spend online

I have had this cute stamp for a while so I thought it was about time I inked it up. Just need to wait for someone to have a baby girl now so I can send it!
Sorry my picture is a bit washed out, I tried to lighten it but the pink came out far too bright.



Items Used:
Stamp - Lili of the Valley Starry Bunny coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Forever Friends New Arrival
Sentiments - LOTV Vintage Labels Occasions and Personal Impressions ( I think!)
Magnolia Doohickey die Starlight Lace
Memory box Precious Stars
Stardust Stickles
Pearls and ribbon from stash

If you pop along to the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by this week's design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

That Craft Place - It's a Girl thing
Bunny Zoe - pink and white
Lili of the valley Ideas to Inspire - Pretty in Pink
2 Sister's Challenge  - Stars
Creative Card Crew - Baby - lot's of pink or blue
LEJ Designs - Cute Cute Cute
Cutie Pie - Pretty in Pink
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - make a wish - add stars or candles


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love the read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs 


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Snowmen at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends. I hope your week is going well.

My card today is part of  the mid-way reminder and inspiration post for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge
Our fun theme this month is
Snowmen or Snowpeople 

We are sponsored by My Mum's Craft Shop who have a £10 voucher for the lucky winner.

So here's the card I made last week on one of the hottest days of the year, it felt a little strange but one good thing - the glitter dried really quickly!!!


Items Used
Ink Stamps - Penny Black Sweet Snowman coloured with Promakers
Penny Black Snow Scroll ( for edges)
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Memory Box Star Flourish
Memory Box Precious Snowflakes (with bow cut off !)
Sentiment - Whimsy Holiday Mini Postage Stamps
Glamour Dust and Stardust Stickles

If you take a look at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge you will see loads of inspiring creations from the rest of the design team



I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - What -  Christmas In July
Penny Black - Christmas in July
Clearly iStamp - Christmas in July
Creative Corner - Let it Sparkle
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July
I ♥ Promakers - Christmas in July

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog once again today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs



Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Easel Does It at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well, sending hugs for those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge
This week our theme chosen by the lovely Jane is
Easel Does It 

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful
The prize for the lucky winner is 1 stamp set


I was really pleased when I saw this theme as I  love making easel cards, I think it's nice to have the extra space to add the sentiment which is especially handy if you have a larger image.








Items Used:
Stamp- Penny Black Perils of Love coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Milton and Co ( magazine freebie)
Spellbinders Labels 8
Memory Box  Blooming Posie Die
Martha Stewart Doliy Lace border punch
Martha Stewart Frond punch 
Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings
Tonic Studio Small Flower punch

If you take a look at the  Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the wonderful easel cards made by this week's design team

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Penny Black and More - dies and punches
Ladybug Crafts -  July Challenge Favourite embellishment (die cut and/or punched flowers)
Dream Valley - Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion - Happy Birthday
Eureka Stamps Challenge - Happy Birthday

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
Hugs 

Saturday, 20 July 2013

We're Anything but Square at A Gem of a Challenge!

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends. A big warm welcome to all my new followers, it's so nice and such an honour to have you join me.
I hope you are all well and having a good weekend.

Today is the start of a new
This week our fun theme is 

Anything but Square

The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....


Not sure what this card design is called but it was fun to make! I folded the front of the card in half and then cut half way with my Spellbinders scalloped circle die. It's a great design if you want to use 2 images and was fun to decorate.
Sorry there are lots of photos, this was a difficult one to take pictures of


inside of card



Items Used:
Digi Stamps - Pink Gem Designs Andy on Tyre Swing and Skateboard Andy coloured with Promarkers
Papers - DCWV Stack 6
Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
XCut Star Dies
Crafts Too Ivy Corner Die
Cheery Lynn Dies Happy Birthday 
wooden stars from stash



If you pop along to A Gem of a Challenge  you will see the wonderful creations made by this week's design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Here come the Boys - Anything goes for men/boys
Dream Valley - fancy folds
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Let's Here it for the Boys


Thank you all so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I know I always say it but I honestly do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bye for now
hugs


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Simply Strawberries

Hello to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are all well and having a good week so far, sending hugs to those in need of them.

So, I decided to have a little break in making DT cards to make a card 'just for fun'.
My inspiration came from the wonderfully talented Squirrel who posted a really yummy looking card on the Without Words Challenge here. This is my attempt as CAS, I really had to stop myself adding anything else.
I used a gorgeous digi stamps that I won from Beccy's Place last year.


Items Used:
Digi stamp - Beccy's Place Strawberry Circle coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
White Gel Pen (for dots on the strawberries)
Papers - Doodlebug Designs and the gingham paper is from Lidl!
Spellbinders large circles and scalloped circles
Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop
Craftcards Sentiment


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Without Words - Summer Picnic
Totally Gorjuss - Sweet
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthday
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenges  Ruby Red
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog once again today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs


Monday, 15 July 2013

DT card for Ready Teddy Go Challenge

Hello again everyone, hope you are all okay.
As promised I'm back with my second post of the day.
 This time with my very first DT card for the wonderful
I was so thrilled to be asked to join such a friendly team especially as I love my teddies!
My card is part of the mid way reminder for the challenge this month which is a gorgeous inspirational photo (shown below my card)

For this challenge we are sponsored by My Mum's Craft Shop
The prize for the lucky winner is £10 voucher to spend online.

Here's my card. I really enjoyed colouring this cute image from Digi-Stamp Boutique, I think it could be useful for many occasions.



Here is the photo. Interpret it any way you please but do remember that your project must feature a bear or teddy to qualify for the prize draw.

Items Used
Digi Stamp - Digi Stamp Boutique Bobbi and flowers coloured with Promarker and Flexmarkers
Papers - LOTV  Petal Fresh 
Cheery Lynn medium and large rose dies
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Tonic Studio punch  Daisy Border 2
Craftwork Cards sentiment
Impression Obsessions Butterfly die from MCH
Memory Box Small Bow die

If you take a look on the Ready Teddy Go Challenge blog you will see the fabulous creations made by the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Digi Stamp Boutique - July customer competition
Cutie Pie - Cute and Cuddly
Allsorts- fur or feathers
Ladybug Crafts - favourite Embellishment  (flowers)

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog once again today. I really do appreciate it and love the read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now 
hugs 



DT card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.

Good Morning Everyone.
I hope you are all well and that you had a good weekend.

Today I'm here to show you my DT card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge. This time our challenge is running for 4 weeks so my card is a  mid-way reminder for you.
We are sponsored by 
The prize is a £10 voucher to spend online

I have used a gorgeous image for Mo's Digital Pencil. This image reminds me a bit of myself as a girl - I always had messy hair and have always loved flowers !!


Here is the sketch for you to follow



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Mo's Digital Pencil  End of Summer coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Garden Party
Dienamics Flower and Leaf Trio
Whimsy corner die
Sentiment - LOTV Inspirational sentiments

If you take a look at the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Polkadoodles - Summer Fun
Creative Corner - anything Goes
Clearly istamp - summer time
Crafty Friends - Inspired by a Song - ♫ Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer !!
V's Sweet Ideas Blog -  Summer Fun



Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, it really means so much to me.
 I'll be back later with my first DT card for the Ready Teddy Go Challenge
Bye for now
hugs 




Sunday, 14 July 2013

Citrus Colours at the Joanna Sheen Challenge

Hello to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are having a good weekend. 

Today is the start of a new Joanna Sheen Challenge
This time our theme seems really appropriate for the hot weather we are having here in the UK at the moment:
Citrus Colours

As always the wonderful prize for the lucky winner will be a £15 voucher to spend online at Joanna Sheen.

Well, I did warn you on my last post that this was going to be bright and I'm sure you will agree that it is!!
I was sent some Country Kitchen Rubber Stamps - Cloudy Lemonade.  A fabulous stamp set which includes the main image a smaller image and a recipe. I was also sent some Queen and Co - Self-Adhesive Candy Stripers which I used for the flower centres

Here it is  -  get your sunglasses ready!! Sorry if it gives you a headache!



Close up of the recipe


Items Used:
 Stamp -Country Kitchen Rubber Stamps - Cloudy Lemonade coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Doodlebug designs
Spellbinders Lables 1 and scalloped labels 1
Go Create Large Square Frilly Frame
Nellie Snellen Floral punch
Martha Stewart Frond punch

If you take a look on the Joanna Sheen Challenge, you will see the wonderful creations made by this week's design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge



I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Oldie but Goodie - In the garden (old papers and very old but favourite flower punch)
Penny Black and More - Die and Punches
Graphic Markers - Candy colours - sherbet lemons (yum)

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, it really means a lot to me and I love to read any comments you may wish to make
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bye for now
hugs

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Happy Birthday at Lili's Little Fairies

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
Happy Thursday, not too long now until the weekend.

Anyway, today is the start of a new Lili's Little Fairies Challenge 

Our theme this week is a nice easy one as it is our very own Fairy Squirrel's birthday next week
Happy Birthday
- please use a birthday sentiment

Fairy Squirrel has donated a fabulous prize of a gorgeous paper pad to the lucky winner, how kind is that!

So here's my card. I think I am going through a bright colour phase at the moment, I'm trying to use up some of my older papers. (Be warned, my DT card for Sunday is even brighter than this one!!)
As you can see, I have made another paper bow following a tutorial that can be found here.

Items Used
Stamp - LOTV Let's Party coloured with Promarkers and Flexmakers
Papers - Dovecraft Back to Basics II
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Die-namics fishtail flags stax

If you take a look at the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge  you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of this week's design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Graph'It Makers - Bright and Beautiful Birthday Bonanza
Cutie Pies - cute and cuddly
Papertake Weekly - Old, New Borrowed or Blue (old papers and stamp, borrowed bow design)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthdays
Aud Sentiments - Two words

Thank you to you all for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to leave.
Bye for now
hugs




Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Colours of your flag at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends
I hope you are well and having a good week so far. I would like to send really big hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge
This week we have a fun theme, we would like you to use the 

Colours of your country's flag

For this challenge we are sponsored by Polkadoodles

 I decided to make a centre step card, one of my favourite card designs. 
I love this Sarah Kay image and it was a nice change for me to colour her in different shades to what I would normally use.


I love this sentiment


Items Used:

Stamp - Sarah Kay Zoe gazing at a butterfly coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
White gel pen (for flowers on hat)
Stamp - C'art Us Butterflies coloured with Promakers
Papers - Maya Designs Life in the Country - I LOVE these!! ( from Dies to Die For)
Sentiment - LOTV Inspirational Sentiments
Spellbinders Labels 18
Nellie Snellen Floral Punches
Ribbon from stash

If you take a look at the  Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of this week's design team.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Paper crafting journey - anything but square
Cupcake crafting - anything but square
Creative Inspirations - Red White and Blue
Fab 'n' Funky - anything but square
Penny Black and More - dies and punches
Great Impressions- anything goes 
Lisa B designs - Red, White and Blue
Allsorts - Favourite Things - I have loads on here : centre step card, Sarah Kay image, punched flowers, butterflies, Maya Design papers and of course my Promarkers!!
  
Thank you to you all for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to leave.
Bye for now
hugs




Saturday, 6 July 2013

Lots of Layers at A Gem of a Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
 We have glorious sunshine here and I think it's set to stay for the weekend. I do hope you have a share of the good weather too.

Today is the start of a new
This week our fun theme chosen by the Donna is 
Lots of Layers
The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....


I have used one of Pink Gems Designs gorgeous vintage girl images, this one is called Ameila. I think she is so pretty. I have used my Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles to create my layers.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs Ameila coloured with Promarkers
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles
Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes Butterfly
Memory Box Gentle Leaf
Marianne Designs English Rose
Papers - not sure as they were loose in my box, maybe forever friends?
Pearls from stash

If you take a look on A Gem of a Challenge  you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of this week's design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges :
Crafty Catz - It's Child's Play
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (optional animals)



That's it from me for now. Thank you to you all for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Bye for now
hugs




Friday, 5 July 2013

Picture Inspiration - Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

Good Morning dear crafters.
 I hope you are well and that you have had a good week, sending hugs to those in need of them!

Today is the start of a new Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge and this time we have a beautiful picture to inspire you which you can see below my card.

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful 

This cutie is called Thank You. I love her pretty layered dress. 
I have used my newest die, the La-La Land Heart Banner that I bought with my birthday money. I think you may be seeing a lot more of this as I love it!



This is the inspiration photo. As you can see, I was inspired by the pretty colour scheme and the patterns on the bed linen.


Items Used:
Digi stamp - Saturated Canary Thank you coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Stamp - Penny Black Scrolling Around ( for edges)
La-La Land Heart Banner
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment - LOTV sentiment tags
Seam binding from stash.

If you pop over to the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge -  Spots and Stripes
My Mums Craft Shop - Just for girls
Saturated Canary - Celebration
Bearlymine - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (optional animals)

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comment you may wish to to make
Bye for now
hugs

Monday, 1 July 2013

Die-ing for it at A Little Bit Crafty Challenge!

Good Morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.
I hope you are well and had a good weekend. We were very lucky to have 2 beautifully sunny days.


So, my goodness,  it's the 1st of July already - can you believe it? Anyway, that means the start of a new
This month our theme is

"Die-ing" for it!
We would like to see your creations that you have made using dies of some kind

Our wonderful sponsors for this month offering some amazing prizes are :

Smeared ink - $15 voucher

Saturated Canary - 3 digis of winners choice

Cheery Lyn Designs - £20 voucher

The design team were very lucky to be able to choose an image from Saturated Canary. I chose the beautiful Sabrina.
My colour scheme for this card was inspired by my gorgeous daughter when she was wearing a pretty peach coloured top, it really suited her and went so well with her beautiful dark brown eyes.


Items Used
Papers - Prima Devine from MCH
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox available @ MCH coloured with Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Memory Box tiny Bow available @ MCH
Impression Obsession Butterfly Set from MCH
Sentiment - LOTV Vintage Labels Occasions
Pearls from stash


If you take at look at A Little Bit Crafty Challenge, you will see the wonderful creation from the rest of the design team


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Fasionista - Wedding or Birthday
Creative Craft Challenges 2  - A stitch in time
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Divas by Designs - Pretty Pearls
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it Girly
As you like it - 3 favourite embellishments - butterflies, flowers and pearls -I love adding these to my cards to help me create a little scene for my image. I especially love adding pearls to my flower centres and butterflies
My Sheri Crafts - Happy Birthday
Card Crafter's Circle -Happy Birthday!
Crafty Sentiments  -  Girl Power
C is for challenge -  NEW CHALLENGE **Flowers

 
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to leave.
Bye for now
hugs





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