Monday, 31 March 2014

DT card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you had a good weekend and are set the week ahead.

The last 2 weeks have flown by and today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
This time we are using sketch #32
Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Live and Love Crafts
Prize - £10 Voucher

I have used another gorgeous image from DigiStamp Boutique, this is Stanley and I think he's adorable!



Here is the sketch to follow, as you can see I rotated it.

Items Used:
Digi Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique Stanley Dog Set - coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - LOTV Petal Fresh
Die-Namics Pierced Square stax
Marianne Design Craftables - Circle, Flower and leaf stitch die
Pearls from stash.

If you take a look at the  Sketch 'n' Stash 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 :

Allsorts - Use those dies
DigiStamp Boutique - March Customer Competition


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, 29 March 2014

Kisses for my Sweet - Dies to Die for DT card

Hello again everyone.
I hope you are having a good day. 
As promised I'm back with my second card of the day this time using some gorgeous goodies from

I have used a Mo Manning stamp made by Stamping Bella with some stunning double-sided Bildmalarna papers which I have used to paper-piece the lady's dress adding some shading with coloured pencils. The gorgeous border die is by Memory box, all the other hearts are from the same die.
The sentiment banner was cut with the fabulous La-La Land Folding Banners die and the sentiment is



Items Used:

Stamp - Stamping Bella - Mo Manning - Kisses for my Sweet


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today. I know I always say it but I truly do appreciate your support and encouragement.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. We are enjoying some lovely weather here, it's wonderful!
Bye for now
hugs


Use Ribbon and Lace at A Gem of a Challenge

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

I have 2 cards to share today so will get straight on with my first one.
Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge
For the next 2 weeks our theme is 
Use Ribbon AND Lace

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.....

Janet has recently released so many new gorgeous digis that I had trouble deciding which one to use. I finally picked Grace with Rose, she has such a pretty face and I love her hair.
The lace I have used is a lovely deep purple although it looks dark blue in my picture!


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs Grace with Rose coloured with Promarkers
Stamp - Penny Black Scrolling Along (for edges of image)
Sentiment - LOTV Vintage Labels Occasions
Papers - very old, I think they are Papermania Henbury Lane
Ribbon and Lace from stash

If you take a look at A Gem of a Challenge you will see the gorgeous creations made by the rest of The Gems Team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
The Inky Chicks - Lace Up Your card


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my first card of the day. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I'll be back soon with my Dies to Die for DT card.
Bye for now
hugs





Thursday, 27 March 2014

Easter or Springtime - GDT card for the Sugar Bowl Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of the them.

I am so excited and honoured because the lovely Fi  has asked me to be a guest designer at The Sugar Bowl Challenge for this month I love Sugar Nellie stamps, they are amongst the first ones I bought and I still use them now.
Their theme for you this month is
Easter or Springtime

I was very lucky to get to choose a digi stamp from Funky Kits. I picked an adorable image from the Return to Fairy Glen series called Little Bit of Gossip. She was a joy to colour.
I cut an aperture in my (very old) papers cutting around the flowers and butterflies then layering some of them up.


Side view to show the dimension
Close up of the adorable image 



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Sugar Nellie A Little Bit of Gossip coloured with Promarkers
Papers - (Very old) K & Co Tim Coffey
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps SC Designs Everyday Moments

If you take a look at The Sugar Bowl Challenge blog you will see the gorgeous creation made by the very talented design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Polka Doodles - Spring is in the Air
Graph'it Markers - Springtime Pastels
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - It's a girl thing 

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

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Blue Lilacs


Hello my lovely crafty friends.
I do hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of them.

Yesterday, for some reason, I felt like colouring in some flowers. I was too impatient to stamp or print any images so I was pleased to remember my LOTV Black and White Sketch Pad full of gorgeous wild flower images just waiting to be coloured.

Here is a card I made with the Lilacs image. I know I haven't used the correct colours,  I coloured them in blue so I could use some of my favourite papers!



Items Used:
Image - from LOTV Black and White Sketch Pad Set 3 Wild Flowers
coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Butterfly Stamp - Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies coloured with Promarkers
Organza Ribbon coloured with Promarkers
Small Pearls from Hobbyhouse 


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with Ribbon
Glitter n Sparkle - use some blue
Love to Create - Bingo Ribbon/Blue/Flowers
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Crafty Bingo Ribbon/Pearls/Flowers
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes as long as it's square
Sentimental Sundays - Flowery Springtime


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. Your support and encouragement means so much to me and I love to read any comments you may wish to make

Bye for now
hugs



Saturday, 22 March 2014

Anya Blooms - Dies to Die for DT card

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

Today's my regular day to share with you my card made with some gorgeous goodies from Dies to Die for.

For my card today I have used a pretty stamp called Anya Blooms by The Greeting Farm with the lovely sentiment included.  The wonderful scalloped frame was made with a Tonic Studio Nesting Die, this is a great set containing 14 layering dies. The beautiful papers are new from My Minds Eye and the gorgeous flower was made with Die-Namics Plentiful Petals.




Items Used:
Stamp - The Greeting Farm - Anya Blooms coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Die-Namics - Plentiful Petals


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Divas by Design -  Flower Power

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.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
bye for now
hugs


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Down on the Farm at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of them. Nearly the weekend, thankfully!

Today is the start of a new Crafty Little Fairies Challenge.
This week our fun theme is
Down on the Farm

For this challenge we are sponsored by Little Claire Stamps
The prize is a fabulous stamp called You're So Tweet

I have used one of my much neglected Penny Black Stamps and made a centre stepper card.



Items Used:
Stamp - Penny Black ..... for you. Coloured with Promarkers
Papers  - Doodlebug Designs
Dies - Memory Box Spring Border
Memory Box Dancing Tulips
Die-Namics Pierced Rectangles Stax


If you take a look at the Crafty Little Fairies 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:
Party Time Tuesday - Party Animals



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




Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Monochrome - Passion for Promarkers DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
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 week our theme is
Monochrome
For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful DigiStamp Boutique 
Prize £10 voucher

So onto my card. I have gone for shades of blue as you can tell probably tell, this is one of my favourite colours!
The fabulous paper bow is made with a Cheery Lynn die that I chose when I was lucky enough to win one of their challenges.


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique Mother's Day Set coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Say it in Style (love this set!)
Papers - LOTV Beach Bliss
Dies - Marianne Design Craftables - Circle,Flower and leaf stitch die
Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows
Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterflies
Die-Namics Stitched Circles Stax

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:
DigiStamp Boutique - March Customer Competition 
Incy Wincy Designs - Monochromatic

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

Monday, 17 March 2014

DT card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge


Good Morning Everyone
I hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
For this challenge we are using sketch #30

Our sponsors for this challenge are the fabulous Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
Prize $10 to spend online  
and also Crafty Individuals (please see challenge blog for prze details)

The DT were given images from Stitchy Bear to use for the challenge. I have used the gorgeous Mother's Day Sentiment with rose which I printed first onto patterned paper then twice more on to white card for me to colour and layer up. I also printed the image slightly smaller to cut out the rose to add to a pull out tag


To show the pull out tag


Here is the sketch to follow which I have rotated

Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Stitchy Bear Mother's Day Sentiment coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition Rose Gardne
Spellbinders Labels 18
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Die-namics photo corners
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamps

If you take a look at the Sketch 'n' Stash 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:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Mother's Day/ Special Girl

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today, I really do appreciate it and I love to read any comment you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs



Saturday, 15 March 2014

Sweet Friend - Dies to Die for DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you and that you are having a good weekend.
Just to let you know that I have been having lots of problems with my internet connection and I think I may need a new Router. I have scheduled my next couple of posts just in case but if I disappear you will know why!

Anyway, I am here with my latest card made with some gorgeous goodies from Dies to Die for
I have used a cute Doodle Garden stamp from My Favourite Things with the sentiment included. The gorgeous papers are by Pion from the stunning Fairytales of Spring range. I didn't really want to cover the papers with too many embellishments so just added the La-La Land Heart Border cut from Bazzill Kraft card.




Items Used:
Die-Namics Stitched Circle Stax


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Doodle Garden - Anything Goes

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



Thursday, 13 March 2014

Heartfelt Thanks

Good Afternoon Everyone
I hope all is well with you and that you are having a good week, not too long until the weekend!

I wanted to make a thank you card for someone special so I decided to have another play with the stunning Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies set. This is one of my favourite stamp sets ever, the butterflies and sentiments included are gorgeous and I love the matching dies too.
My die cut border is made with a Memory Box die - it took a bit of practise with scrap paper to get the cut in the correct position!




Side view to  try and show the dimension!

Items Used:
Stamps - Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies coloured with Promarkers
Dies - Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies Die Collection
Memory Box Piestra Die


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Clearly Besotted Stamps Challenge - Take Flight
As you Like it - Your favourite Colouring Medium and Why - Promarkers, I love the range of colours, they blend so well and you can layer the same colour up which helps with shading.
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

To Someone Special

Good Afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you and you are having a good week so far.

I started a (long overdue) tidy up of my craft stash over the weekend. I am so pleased I did because whilst sorting through I came across the first stamp that I bought online - a few years ago now! I think I choose this sweet Sugar Nellie stamp because it reminds me of myself as a girl. I still have the same love of flowers and now I can see the resemblance to my youngest daughter. So, I decided to use this image for my Mum's Mother's Day card.
The gorgeous butterfly is from a stunning stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps, I think you are going to be seeing a lot more of these in the near future!


Items Used:
Stamp - Sugar Nellie Country Garden coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Docrafts
Die-Namics Stitched Rectangles Stax
Seam binding, button and twine from stash.


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

The Sugar Bowl  - Mother's Day or Special Lady
CRAFT - Mother's Day/ For a Female
Crafty Ribbons -Anything Goes with Ribbon
In the Pink - Mother's Day/Card for a Special Lady (if not enough pink please feel free to delete!)
Stamping Sensations - Pretty in Pink
Craft Your Passion - Young at Heart
Butterfly Challenge - 3Bs - bows, buttons and butterflies


Thank you so much for stopping by to look at my card today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now.
hugs






Saturday, 8 March 2014

Hay, Whatzup, Buttercup - Dies to Die for DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you and that you are having a good weekend.
I just wanted to start by saying a big thank you for all your wonderful comments on my recent cards, you really are so kind and I am grateful to each and every one of you.

Today's card is made using some wonderful goodies all available from Dies to Die for.
It's a cute Springtime card featuring an adorable Crissy Armstrong image made by Whimsy stamps with some gorgeous papers by Carta Bella.
The Swirly Tree is by Memory Box  and the daisy flower die is by Die-Namics. I have used a sentiment from a set created by Simonne Clay of SC Designs made by Whimsy, this is such a great set containing a wonderful mixture of different sentiments. 



Items Used:




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

Crafting for all Seasons - Spring into Spring
Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge - March Spring Colours
Fussy and Fancy - Birthdays
Graph'It Markers - Male Colours
The Pink Elephant - Birthdays


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.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
bye for now
hugs

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Song or Film Title - Crafty Little Fairies Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week. Sending hugs to those in need of them.
Today is the start of a new Crafty Little Fairies Challenge.
This week our fun theme is
Song of Film Title
We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge
Prize - £10 voucher

So, can you guess the film I chose from looking at the image?
 It's one of my family's all time favourites - Monsters Inc.
I am glad that I bought this fabulous image from Birdie Brown before Torico closed her shop, it was such fun to colour! I tore an aperture in my paper to try to make it look like the monsters are bursting out from the card!


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Birdie Brown 3 Monsters (sadly now closed) coloured with Promarkers
Papers - MME Nutmeg Indie Chic
Die-Namics Stacking Stars 
Sentiment - computer generated (using Bradley Hand and Screwball fonts)

If you take a look at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge you will see the wonderful creations from 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 challenge:
V's Sweet Ideas - Kids Theme
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Craft Your Passion - Birthday Bonanza
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - One for the Boys
Divas by Design - Let's Here it for the Boys

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.
bye for now
hugs

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Flowers at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends
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 week our theme is one of my favourites:
Flowers
For this challenge we are sponsored by 
Bugaboo - Prize 7 digi-stamps

So for my card I have used an adorable LOTV image, combining my love of flowers with my love of cute animals and I have used one of my favourite colour combinations too!


Items Used:
Stamp - LOTV Flower Arranging coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sentiment -SC Designs for Whimsy Stamps Everyday Moments 
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox (leaves)

If you take a look at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by this week's Design Team

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Animal Antics
Craft Mojo - March Challenge Spring Flowers
Natalie & Amy - Flowers
Come and Get it Challenge - Flowers Galore
Crafty Your Passion - Birthday Bonanza 

Thank your for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. I really appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
bye for now
hugs

Monday, 3 March 2014

DT card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge

Hello again everyone
As promised I am here with my second card on the day.
Today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
This time we are using sketch #30.
Our sponsors are
My Creative Classroom - Prize online workshop
and
Delicious Doodles - Prize 4 digis-stamps

Delicious Doodles kindly gave the DT some images to use. I choose the gorgeous vase of roses which I coloured in a beautiful dusky pink colour




Here is the sketch:

Items Used:
Digi-Stamp - Delicious Doodles vase of roses coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment - Kaisercraft Mini Clear Stamp
Papers - Cart-Us Roses
Martha Stewart Border Punch Doily Lace
Martha Stewart Medium Butterfly punch
Pearls from stash


If you take a look at the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge you will see the gorgeous 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 :
A Creative Romance -Jenny's Bingo - Pink/ Flowers/ Pearls
In the Pink - Pink plus one - Green (feel free to delete if there is too much green and not enough pink!)

Thank you 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

And Relax! at the Without Words Challenge


Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are well and that you had a good weekend.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my recent cards, you are all so kind.
I have 2  DT cards today so here is my first one for the 
This month our theme is 
And Relax  - Hobbies / Leisure
Our wonderful sponsor is the fabulous Bunny Zoe Crafts

So here's my card. The matting card is a deep navy blue in colour although it looks like black on my photo!


Items Used:
Digi-Stamp - Tiddly Inks Ricky the Fishing Expert coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Papers - DCWV Stack (very old!)
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Die-Namics Pierced Rectangles Stax
Die-Namics Blueprints 3

If your take a look at the Without Words 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
Creative Inspirations - It's a Boy Thing

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my first card of the day. I really do appreicate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs

Saturday, 1 March 2014

DT card for A Little Bit Crafty Challenge

Hello again everyone. 
As promised I am here with my final card of the day.
Today is the start of a new 
We have a really fun theme for you this time:
Are We There Yet?
feel free to interpret however you like, e.g. travel/holidays/transport etc

For this challenge we have 3 fabulous sponsors (please see challenge blog for the prize details)

So I have gone with the travel theme, well sort of anyway!  I think I just wanted an excuse to use this cute Penny Black stamp that I have had for ages but have hardly used!

Items Used:
Stamp - Penny Black Scooting Along coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Whimsy Mini Postage Stamps
Papers - MME Boy Crazy
Dies - Die-Namics Pierced Squares
Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Whimsy Mini Postage Stamp Die

If you take a look at A Little Bit Crafty Challenge, you will see the wonderful inspiring creations made by the rest of the design team including our fabulous new members!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today, I really am so grateful to you all for your support and encouragement.
Bye for now
hugs



Anniversary - A Gem of a Challenge DT


Good Morning again everyone.
As promised, I am here with my second card of the day

Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge
For the next 2 weeks our theme is 
Anniversary

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.....


For my card I have used the adorable Ozzie in Love digi-stamp.







Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Design Ozzie in Love coloured with Promarkers
Papers -  The Hobby House Spring Hearts and Spring Blossom
Sentiment - LOTV For You Circular Sentiments
Dies - Spellbinders Lables 18
Spellbinders Borderabilities A-2 Scalloped Borders One
Die-Namics Stitched Circle Stax
Memory Box Lavish Branch

If you take a look at the 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:
I ♥ Promarkers - Use Die Cuts, no punches

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card, I really am very grateful to you.
I'll be back later with my DT card for A Little Bit Crafty Challenge.
bye for now
hugs

Red Camellia Flower - Dies to Die for DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.
It honestly only seems like last week that it was the first day of February and now here we are at the beginning of March.
So, that means I have 3 cards to share with you so I had better get on with the first one which I made using some wonderful goodies from Dies to Die for
I decided to make a card without a stamped image to feature some wonderful Die-Namics sentiment dies which I cut twice and layered up to add a black shadow. The stunning flower is Die-Namics Hybrid Camellia Flower and the fabulous papers are by Fancy Pants.


Items Used:


Bazzill Cardstock Garnet


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by to look at my card today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I'll be back soon with my A Gem of a Challenge card
Bye for now
hugs



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