Monday, 27 January 2014

It's the little Things

Hello and Good Afternoon everyone. 
I hope you are all well, sending big hugs to those in need of them.

My card today features the adorable newly released Valentine Bobbi, I really do have a soft spot for this sweet bear from DigiStamp Boutique
I decided to try a more clean and simple design and I was inspired by a fabulous sketch from the wonderful Less is More Challenge that I have followed in awe for ages by never had the nerve to enter before, to be honest I almost lost my nerve this time too!
Anyway, here's my card.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique -Valentine Bobbi coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
La La Land Crafts Heart Border Die
Sentiment - Hero Arts


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

Delightful Challenges -You have my heart
DigiStamp Boutique - January Customer Competition
Less is More - Fabulous sketch
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Keep it Clean ( and Simple)

Thank you for taking the time to stop and 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, 25 January 2014

Bunnies on Present - Dies to Die for DT card


Good Morning to you all, my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

My card today is made using some wonderful items from Dies to Die for.
I have made an Anniversary card using a cute Wild Rose Studio stamp which I think would also be great for Valentines Day too.
The beautiful heart papers are Fancy Pants and the lush deep red papers are by Bo Bunny. The stunning border die is by Memory Box.



Items Used:
Stamp - Wild Rose Studio, Bunnies on Present coloured with Promarkers

Sentiment - Computer Generated using Hey Pretty Girl Font


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Penny Black and More- Love and Romance
Crafts and Me - Use a Heart

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really 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, 23 January 2014

Sport at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge

Good Morning to you all, my lovely crafty friends.
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my previous cards, you are so kind.
I hope you are having a good week, not too long now until the weekend, thank goodness!

Today is the start of a new Crafty Little Fairies Challenge
This week our theme is 
Sport
For this challenge we are sponsored by
The prize is a set of fabulous Canal Scene stamps

So here is my card, made for my Nephew who supports Liverpool Football Club.
As you can see, it's another bright card!


Items Used:
Stamp - Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood - Champion Everyday, coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Doodlebug Designs
Spellbinders Borderbilities A2 Curved Borders One
Die-Namics Stitched Circles
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Small Star punch

If you take a look at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge blog you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team .


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
I ♥ Promarkers - One for the boys!
Charisma Cardz  - It's a Boy thing
Dream Valley - Boys/Men

Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my card today, I really do appreciate it and enjoy reading any comments you may wish to make.
bye for now
hugs



Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Ribbon, Lace or Twine at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends and a big warm welcome to my newest followers, thank you so much for visiting me.
I hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge
This time our theme is a nice easy one
Ribbon, Lace or Twine

We have 2  fabulous sponsors this time:
 DigiStamp Boutique - Prize £10 voucher
Michele R Designs - $10 worth of digi papers

For my card I have used an adorable digi-stamp from Wee stamps. My colour scheme was influenced by some gorgeous papers and ribbons that were inside a fabulous Hobbyhouse Cardmaking Kit that I won last year.


Items Used :
Digi Stamp - Wee Stamps Amy coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Stamp (around edges) - Penny Black Scrolling Around
Sentiment Stamp - Craftwork cards 
Buttons and twine from stash

If you take a look at the  Passion for Promarkers Challenge, you will be able to see the beautiful creations made by this week's design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
The Hobbyhouse Challenge - Ribbons (Hobbyhouse products used - papers, pearls and ribbons)
Stamping Sensations Challenge - January challenge Ribbon, Buttons and Bows
Allsorts - Buttons and Bows
Eureka Stamps - 3 Favourite Embellishments - ribbon, buttons and pearls
Love to Create - Button it up!
Graph'It Markers - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. You support and encouragement mean so much to me.
Bye for now
hugs 


Monday, 20 January 2014

DT card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge

Good morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you all had a good weekend. This month is certainly flying by!

Today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
This week we are using sketch #27.
For this challenge we are sponsored by StitchyBears Digistamps and the DT were each given an image from them to use. I was given this gorgeous Rose digistamp which I printed and coloured 4 times so I could layer it up.
I will add a sentiment at a later date.


Side view to show the layers

Sketch to follow:

Items Used:
Digi Stamp - StitchyBear Rose coloured with Promarkers
Papers -  LOTV Country Lady
Marianne Design Craftables - Circle,Flower and leaf stitch die
Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterfly
Cheery Lynn medium and large Rose Strip
Memory Box Tessatina Die
Doodlebug Sprinkles

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 challenge:
My Sheri Crafts - Oh So Delightful!
Hobbycutz - Lot's of Layers


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, 18 January 2014

Anya Lifts - Dies to Die for DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

I have a bright and cheery card for you today made using some gorgeous goodies from Dies to Die for.
The wonderful stamp is by The Greeting Farm. This is a lovely big stamp with the brilliant sentiment included.
I used some fun Fancy Pants papers. I love this pad it has some wonderful bright patterns and some plain colours which coordinate perfectly and are great for matting and layering


Items Used:
Stamp - The Greeting Farm - Anya Lifts coloured with Promarkers

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - Girly Cards
Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and I love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
bye for now


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

New Beginnings at the Ready Teddy Go Challenge

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

First of all, I would like to say a BIG thank you to the very lovely and extremely talented Viv for designing my new blog header and helping me to install it. I love it.

My card today which is part of the mid-way reminder for the Ready Teddy Go Challenge.
Sadly, this will be our last challenge for a while, hopefully this is not the end of the challenge and it may return at a later stage.
So this month our theme is
New Beginnings
Our sponsor is the wonderful  Hobby House who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in store for our winner.

I used another adorable image from DigiStamp boutique to make a cute Wedding card. I do love their images!


Items Used

Digi Stamp - Digi Stamp Boutique Oscar and Bella get Wed (no longer available?) coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Edit - Now available again - here
Papers - Papermania Vintage Notes
Sentiment - LOTV Vintage Labels Occasions 
La La Lands Heart Banner
Spellbinders Borderabilities A-2 Scalloped Borders One
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Spellbinders Labels 18
Memory Box Tiny Bow Die

If you take a look at the  Ready Teddy Go Challenge, 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:
My Mum's Craft Shop...love
Digi Stamp Boutique - January Customer competition
Lisa B Designs - Anything Goes
Oldie but Goodie - New Beginnings (old items - papers, spellbinders and sentiment)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and 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, 11 January 2014

Bench Buddies - Dies to Die for DT card

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend. It certainly feels like it has been a long week, trying to get back into some sort of routine after Christmas and my children are enjoying a lie in this morning.

My card today is made using some gorgeous goodies from Dies to Die for.
I used a gorgeous Stamping Bella stamp, perfect to send to a special friend with the sentiment which is included.
I love these gorgeous Fancy Pants papers and the wonderful flowers are made using a Cheery Lynn Die.



Close up of the flowers to show the tiny hearts, so cute!




Items Used:


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Fabulous sketch
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your mark
Craft All Day - Handmade Flowers
Graph'It Markers - Anything Goes/Yellows and Blues
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes/ Girly, Girly, Girly
Sweet Stampin' - Girly but no pink!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, your support and encouragement means so much to me.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
bye for now
hugs


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Use Kraft at The Crafty Little Fairies Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends. 
I hope all is well with you and that you are having a good week. Sending hugs to those in need of them.
All my children are back at school and college now and the house seems much too quiet, never mind it will soon be the weekend.

Anyway, today is the start of a new Crafty Little Fairies Challenge
This week our theme is 
Kraft
Our sponsor is the wonderful Delicious Doodles digi stamps 

I was pleased when I saw this theme as I often use Kraft card, I think it works well with most colours.
Yet another thank you card I'm afraid and a simple design again.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique - Thank you Monkey coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Doodlebug Designs and Bo Bunny double dot
Memory Box Honeysuckle Vine
Die-namics Pierced Rectangle Stax


If you take a look at the Crafty Little Fairies blog you will see the wonderful creations made by the 'Blue' Fairies and see who were the winners of the last challenge.



I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Digi Stamp Boutique - Customer Challenge


Thank you for taking the time to stop and 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


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

We're Clean and Simple at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of them.
My girls' school is still closed until tomorrow, apparently it's due to problems with the heating. So they are planning a day of baking, they are old enough for me to leave them to it but I will probably be asked to help with the tidying up!

Anyway, today is the start to a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
This week the lovely Kelly has picked the theme of
Clean and Simple

Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs
Prize 4 digi stamps of the winners choice

So, I made another thank you card, very handy for this time of year and CAS so nice and flat to post!


Items used:
Digi Stamp - Digi Stamp Boutique Oscar and Flowers (no longer available?) coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers Edit - found the link now here
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Papers - First Edition Bird Song
Kraft Cardstock
Shaped card - Craftwork Cards

If you take a look at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by this week's design team and later this evening you will see all the lucky winners from our last Mega challenge!


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

MAWTT - Thank you
Winter Wonderland - Teddy Bears
Crafty Cardmakers - Bear with Me
Digi Stamp Boutique - Customer Challenge

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and 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, 6 January 2014

DT Card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge

Hello again everyone.
As promised I am here with my second card of the day. Please scroll down if you would like to see my Without Words DT card.
Today is also the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
This time we are using sketch #26
Our sponsor it the wonderful Live and Love Crafts.
Prize for the lucky winner - £10 voucher

I have been trying to make a few flatter cards this year as postage is so expensive now. Therefore, my card is fairly basic but I have used one of my favourite colour schemes so hopefully that makes up for it!

Items Used
Digi Stamp and 'Let's Eat Cake' Sentiment - Tiddly Inks Wryn Eat More Cake coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Bazzill Kraft card
La La Land Heart Banner
Flower - Mixture of dies- Marianne Designs, Sizzix and Die-namics!




Here is the sketch to follow:

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


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Birthdays 
Lothian Crafts - Birthday for a female
Graph'It Markers - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to look at my blog once again today, your support and encouragement means so much to me.
Bye for now
hugs


Spots and/or Stripes at the Without Words Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and had a relaxing weekend ready for the week ahead!

I have 2 posts again today so I will get on with my first one.
Today is the start of a new Without Words Challenge

This month our theme is
Spots and/or Stripes

Don't forget to follow our simple rules for your entry to qualify:
Hand coloured image (stamped or digi)
CAS design with minimal or no embellishments
Sentiments are allowed

Our fabulous sponsor is Crafter's Companion with a £10 store voucher

So here's my card, I used a cute image that I bought from Pollycraft before they sadly closed down, I wish I had bought a few more now. Luckily though, there are are few available from the wonderful Little Miss Muffet.


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Pollycraft coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition Love Letter
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
Woodware small butterfly punch

If you take a look at the Without Words Challenge you will be able to see the amazing 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:
Ladybug Crafts - Give Thanks
MAWTT - Thank you
Winter Wonderland - Teddy Bears
Allsorts - Free and Easy

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog this morning. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I'll be back a bit later with my DT card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
bye for now
hugs


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Love is all you need - Dies to Die for DT card

Hello again everyone.
We have had awful weather here, lots of flooding along the coast, I really feel for those who have had their homes or businesses ruined. 2 of my children will be getting an extra day off on Monday because the school roof has been damaged and they have lost their power supply.
I do hope you are all staying safe and dry! 

 As promised I'm here with my second card of the day this time using some wonderful goodies from 

We have had so many grey and damp days here recently so I decided to make a really colourful card!
The fabulous bright papers are by Fancy Pants  The sweet image is from My Favourite Things Doodle Garden with the sentiment which is included in the set. I have used some of my favourite flower dies by Die-Namics with MME Enamel Dots.
So here's my very bright card!


Items Used:







I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
ABC Challenge - c is for colourful!
Card Makin' Mama -Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog again today, I really 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


Something New at A Gem of a Challenge


Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

I have 2 cards to share with you today so I'll get straight on with my first one.
Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge.
We have changed to a fortnightly challenge now so you have even longer to join in.
For the next 2 weeks the theme (picked by me) is
Something New
For example, new baby, job, home or you can use some new stash

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


I have used Pinks Gem's adorable Giraffe  image and a neutral colour scheme so that my card could be suitable to welcome either a new baby boy or girl. I love the Special Delivery sentiment, it's a great way to personalise the card.

Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs  Giraffe  coloured with Promakers
Digi Sentiment - Pink Gem Designs Special Delivery
Papers - Bo Bunny Double Dot
Penny Black Heart String die

If you take a look at  A Gem of a Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations made by Team Gem and see who were the winners of our last challenge.


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I'll be back a bit later with my Dies to Die for DT card.
Bye for now
hugs




Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Let's Celebrate at A Little Bit Crafty Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends and
Happy New Year!
I hope you are all well and having a good week, sending hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new A Little Bit Crafty Challenge.
This month our theme is 
Celebrate
For this challenge we are sponsored by:

Joanna Sheen - Prize Gruffies and Happy Hoppers CD Rom

Scribble and Scrap - Prize £15 voucher
and
Petal Lu  - Prize £10 selection of blossoms

The lovely Lucinda from Petal Lu sent each of the DT some gorgeous handmade flowers to use. They really are so pretty and delicate and I think they help to make any card extra special.

Items Used:
Digi Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique Birthday Bobbi coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - LOTV Sentiment Tags
Embossing folder - Crafter's Companion Florabunda
Magnolia DooHickey Heart Swirl
Shaped Card - Craftwork Cards
Paper Flowers - Petal Lu 

If you take a look at A Little Bit Crafty Challenge 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:

Graph'It Markers - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Brown/blue/ aqua
Digi Stamp Boutique - Customer Challenge
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and 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


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