Monday 30 July 2012

DT card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge 93 - Angie's Sketch

Good Morning my blogging buddies

How are you all today, well I hope.

Time is whizzing by and today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge. This time our sketch has been designed by the lovely and talented Angie and a fab sketch it is too:

sponsored by................
Prize - £20 voucher  --- 

So for my card I used one of my older Lili of the Valley images. I added some glitter to the champagne and bubbles but unfortunately you can see it on my photo. Also the bronze coloured organza ribbon has a lovely sheen to it that is hard to see.

Items Used
Image - Lili of the Valley - Thomas with Champagne coloured with Promarkers
Papers- DCWV stack 6
Memory box simple banner
Memory box Cherry Blossom (with curled rose centre)
Marianne Creatables Flower Leaves 

Don't forget to have a look on the the Sketch n Stash Challenge blog to see all of the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team. I look forward to seeing what you come up with using this sketch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Neapolitan Icecream
Joanna Sheen - animal crackers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers - Gold/Silver/Bronze ( bronze ribbon and silver glitter on champagne)
The Stamp Man Challenge - celebration/anything goes

I hope you all have a great day
Bye for now

Wednesday 25 July 2012

DT card forFab n Funky Challenge 131 - no stamped images

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you are are well and enjoying some good weather.
Today it's the start of a new Fab n Funky challenge and the lovely Ginny has picked the brilliant theme of

No Stamped Images

Our sponsor this week Joanna Sheen who will be giving a super prize of £10 voucher to spend in her on-line store - lucky you!!

So, for my DT card I decided to get out my much neglected decoupage sheets and made another centre step card.
I used a paper crimper to add a bit of texture to the background panels.

Items used
Faye Whittaker All our Yesterdays decoupage sheet
Memory Box Meridan border die
Nellie Snellen floral punches
Martha stewart leaf punch
Paper crimper
sentiment - The Works (I think!!)

So that's my card , make sure you check out all of the wonderful creations by the rest of the Fab n Funky design team. You won't be disappointed!! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges - shaped card
Papertake weekly challenge - make your own (flowers)
Dream Valley - summer
Anything Goes Challenge - let's not be square
Floral Fantasies - poppies inspirational photos

Right that's it from me for now.
Take care

Monday 23 July 2012

Birchwood Birdhouse Beccy Place GDT card and some news...

Good morning my blogging buddies and a big welcome to all of my new followers.

I hope you all had a good weekend and enjoyed some sunshine as we did here. I'll be amazed if it lasts but so far so good.

My card today is made using the latest digi from the wonderful Beccy's Place and is called Birchwood Birdhouse. I think you could use it for many occasions but I decided to make a birthday card which could be suitable for a man.
It's such a lovely image that I didn't want to overpower it with embellishment so this is about as minimal as my cards get!

Items Used
Digi Stamp - Beccy's Place - Birchwood Birdhouse coloured with Promarkers 
papers - First Editon New Leaf
Spellbinder labels 8
Sentiment - freebie from a magazine ages ago
That's it!!

I am entering this into the following challenges
Totally gorjuss - leaf it in
Divas by design - anything goes
The perfect sentiment - anything goes

Anyway onto my exciting  news........... I been chosen to be part of the Design Team for a new challenge for Ladybug crafts. The first challenge will start next month so I'll be able give more details nearer the time. It will be great so I hope that lots of you will be able to join in. So, big thanks to Sam for picking me, I feel really honoured and am looking forward to getting to know the rest of the team.

Hope you all have a good day
Bye for now

Friday 20 July 2012

Beccy's Place GDT card - Magnolia

Good Morning Everyone

I hope everyone is well and looking forward to the weekend.
My children have finished school for the summer and they have an extra week off too because their school is being rebuilt. So we are all in a good mood here at the moment and if we actually get some summer weather that would be a bonus.

I'm here with my latest Guest Designer card for the wonderful Beccy's Place. I have been so lucky to get such gorgeous images to work with and this Magnolia is no exception. What I like is that Beccy also gives a coloured version of the image too so it's great if you haven't time to colour or if you like to have a picture for reference (like I do) when colouring it yourself.

Here's my card:

The green paper I used has some glitter in it but you may not be able to see that too well on my photo, I have also added some more glitter to the butterflies wings.

Items Used:
Digi stamp - Beccy's Place magnolia coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition Isabelle
Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch
spellbinders Label 8
Craftwork cards sentiment
seam binding, lace and pearls from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me - ribbons and bows
MAWTT - pink pearly and pretty celebration
I ♥ Promarkers - sparkle ( glittery paper and butterflies- hope that counts!!)
Divas by Design - anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend - photo inspiration (pink and green)

Thanks so much for stopping by to look at my blog, I really do appreciate it
Bye for now

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Fab n Funky Challenge 130 make your own flowers

Good Morning Everyone

I'm back again as it's time for a new Fab 'n' Funky Challenge and this time the lovely Wendy has picked the fabulous theme of

make your own flowers

 and we are sponsored by

I decided to use one the many freebies offered by Doodle Pantry as I needed to make a New Home card this was ideal.
I made a centre step card using a fabulous tutorial from Beccy's Place which you can find  here
I decoupaged the roof, little birds and ivy leaves and layered with Collall glue to make them stand out a bit more.


Items Used:
Image and sentiment- digi stamp from Doodle Pantry - tweet house(freebie) coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Garden Party
Flowers - Memory Box Fancy Blossoms
Leaves - Memory Box Lorelai Leaf
Spellbinders Labels 8

Make sure you check out the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog to see the rest of the Design Team's fabulous creations and look to see who were last week's winners.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper makeup Stamps - Digi Dimension
Dream Valley Challenges  Anything but Square

Thanks so much for looking, I really appreciate it
Bye for now

GDT card For My Crafting Heaven Poppy showcase 11

Good Morning my lovely blogging friends

A few weeks ago the lovely Chris from My Crafting Heaven asked me if I would like to be a guest designer for one of her gorgeous images. Well, I was delighted to be asked but just on small problem........I didn't have a blog!! So really it was Chris who gave me the incentive to get my blog up and running. I had been thinking about doing it for ages, just need that little push. I'm really so grateful to her for all the support and encouragement she has given me.

I was thrilled to be sent the gorgeous Poppy image and really enjoyed making this card.

Items used:
Digi stamp- Poppy from My crafting Heaven coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Papermania Raspberry champagne
Cherry Lynn mini flourish
Craftwork cards sentiment
Martha Steward doily lace punch
Nellie Snellen floral punches

Please have a look at Chris' blog and see what the rest of her talented design team have created with her gorgeous image. 

Thanks so much for looking and I'll be back in a minute with my DT card for the Fab n Funky Challenge

I am entering this card into the following challenges;
Digital Tuesday Challenge - All tied up 
Digi Designs Challenge - pile on those flowers
The Poodles Parlour - use a digi

Bye for now

Monday 16 July 2012

DT card for Sketch n Stash Challenge 92 Sue B's sketch

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend. We had good weather for a change but it's raining again today.

Today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge. This time our sketch was designed by the lovely Sue B

Sponsored by......

Here's my card, as you will see I've gone for another Lili of the valley image - they are definitely my favourite brand of stamps and I was having withdrawal symptoms from not using one for a couple of weeks.
The papers have a very delicate pattern on them which doesnt really show on my photo. I have distressed the edges very lightly too.

Items used:
Image - LOTV Fairy Bouquet coloured with Promarkers and stickles added to wings and tiara
Papers- Papermanina Beautiful range 
Brilliance ink - Jade
Memory box cherry blossom die
Woodware butterfly punches
Sentiment - Woodware

I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for this sketch and don't forget to look at the Sketch n Stash blog to check out the winners of the last challenge and see what the rest of the Design Teams' fabulous cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
J and C Creations - anything goes
Dutch Dare Challenge - Tic tac toe (flowers, pearls, distressing)
Let's Ink it Up - All girl
Sentimental Sundays - rough around the edges
Platypus Creek - things with wings
Love to create - 3 of something (butterflies)

Thanks so much for looking, I hope you all have a good day
Bye for now

Friday 13 July 2012

Basket of Oranges - GDT card for Beccy's Place

Good morning my lovely blogging buddies. Thanks so much for being there and giving me so much encouragement - it means alot.

Right onto my next card as GDT for the wonderful Beccy's Place
I wanted to make a card for a relative who has just come out of hospital so I was delighted when I received the lastest image from Beccy's Place. The basket of oranges was great fun to colour and it made me realise that I hardly every use my orange promarkers!
So, as you can see I have gone for a bright and cheerful theme. I don't have a Get Well sentiment so I went for Best Wishes instead. I was going to add some punched flowers but I think it looked better without them as the backing paper is so colourful.

Items used:
Digi stamp - Beccy's Place Basket of Oranges coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Doodlebug designs ,I think - (they were loose pieces in my box)
Papermania Kraft card
Memory Box Lorelai Leaf
Personal Impressions mixed sentiments

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
I ♥ Promakers - circles
Fetch a Sketch - challenge 28
simon says stamp - let's get fruity!
Oozak Challenge - bright colours
Little Miss Muffet - circles
Joanna Sheen - going round in circles

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm just off now to see what you have been up to.

bye for now

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Fab n Funky DT card challenge 129 Summer Holiday

Good Morning everyone, I hope you are all well.

Time for a new Fab n Funky challenge and the lovely Anne-Marie has chosen a wonderful theme for you:

'We're all Going on a Summer Holiday'
I'm sure many of us could do with one of those at the moment.!!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Digi Doodle shop with the prize of $10 to spend in their online store - lucky you!

Each of the DT members got to choose an image from the Digi Doodle shop - WOW there were so many to choose from. After much delibaration I went for Beach Babes as it reminded me of an old photo that my mum has of my brother and myself on holiday in Devon ( a few years ago now)
I really enjoyed colouring the image and tried to limit the colours to match my gorgeous Prima papers.
Anyway here's my card:

Items Used:
Digi stamp - Beach Babes Digi Doodle shop coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers -  Prima
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock  Feathers (to ink edges of  scalloped card and flowers )
Dienamics fancy flourish
Nellie snellen floral punch
Personal impressions sentiment stamp

So, why not pop over to the Fab n Funky blog for more details on the challenge and to check out all of the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

That Craft Place - anything goes
Catch the bug challenge - anything goes
Crafty Pad - At the seaside
CRAFT challenge - splashy/water themed
Pile it on - It's a shore thing
Card Mad Fairy - summertime
Incy Wincy - summertime
Totally Papercrafts  - here comes summer!!!

Right that's all from me for now, thanks for looking and reading my waffle! Just off now to check out what you have all been up to today.
Bye for now

Saturday 7 July 2012

Just saying hello!

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you are well and staying safe with this terrible weather we are having at the moment. We had some sun for about half an hour, now it's raining again.

My card today is one that I made for a friend who moved away a while ago. I send her a card now and then just to say hello. I always try to use her favourite colours ( turquoise and pink ) but not too many embellishments as she isn't keen on fussy cards.
I decided to use the fab sketch from the current passion for promakers challenge.

Items used
Image - Wild Rose Studios Toby with roses coloured with Promarkers
Papers - MME fine and dandy 
Papermania Kraft card
Nellie Snellen flower punches
Personal impressions sentiment stamps

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - 1,2,3
My time to craft - raining cats and dogs
Card Makin Mamas -use a rubber stamp
Crafty ribbons - photo inspiration

Thanks so much for looking, I'm off now to see what you have all been up to today.

Bye for now

Thursday 5 July 2012

Beccy's Place GDT card - Petite Paris

Good Afternoon.

Sorry I'm a bit late with this, I had a doctors appointment this morning which ended up taking a lot longer than I had expected. 

Anyway onto my next card as part of Beccy's Place Design Team.
The image is called Petite Paris and is absolutely amazing. It's so detailed and I think you really could fit it to any colour scheme. You do get a coloured image too but I was in a colouring mood so I decided to give it a go. I choose a piece of  pretty pink and grey bp and coloured the image to match that but once I'd finished it just didn't look right so I didn't use the paper after all and I decided to make it a stepper card instead. 
I'm not sure that my card does Beccy's image justice . If you look on her blog you will see the coloured version, and Beccy and her talented designer Viv have made stunning cards with it.

Once again, I'm sorry this is so dark, we just haven't had much sun lately!

I have taken a close up so you can see the fabulous image in more detail

Items used
Digi-Stamp - Beccy's Place Petite Paris coloured with promarkers
Nellie snellen punches
Woodware small flower punch
Memory Box Madera corner
Martha Stewart medium butterfly
Lace and pearls from stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Shopping our Stash - Triple Threat (used flowers, lace, punched elements)
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes
By the cute and Girly - A day at the centre!

Thanks so much for taking the time to look, I really appreciate your support and encouragement.
Bye for now

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Fab 'n' Funky DT card challenge 128 Stars and Stripes

Good Morning my blogging buddies

It time for a new challenge at Fab 'n ' Funky

This week our host is the lovely Judith and she has chosen the theme of 

**Stars and Stripes**

If like me you don't have many red and blue papers don't worry because you can use any colours you like as long as we can see some stars and stripes somewhere on your creation.

This week we have 2 sponsors:
who are offering a $20 gift certificate to their store.

who are offering our 2nd Lucky winner a prize of 2 of their fabulous digis

We were each given a lovely choice of images to use. I choose this one from Paper Shelter called Popstar as she reminds me of my youngest daughter who is always singing and is actually very good too.

I apologise for the dark photo, we haven't had much sun for a few days!

Items Used
Digi Stamp - Popstar by Paper Shelter coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Papermanina Spring Burst and Dovecraft 
Martha Stewart zig zag border punch
Craftwork cards Sentiment

Don't forget to look on the Fab n Funky challenge to see the gorgeous cards made by the rest of the design team.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - girlie card
Love to Create - Stars n Stripes
Bearly Mine Challenge - ribbon and bows
Stamp n Doodle - stars and stripes

The weather is rubbish here again today, what better excuse to say in an craft!
Bye for now

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Beccy's Place GDT card - Flower Wreath Set

Hello everyone,

I'm really sorry, I should have posted this yesterday but didn't have time in the end. It was just one of those days!

I have been asked by the lovely Beccy from Beccy's Place to be her Guest Designer for July. Well, of course I said yes, it was such an honour to be asked and her digi-stamps are gorgeous. She is constantly adding new designs to her store and has lots of fabulous free images on her blog too. There is also a monthly challenge on there.
I could hardly believe my luck when Beccy sent me the first set of images as floral cards are definitely my favourite.
This image actually comes in a set of eleven. You get a coloured version, plus ten black and white line drawings. The first line drawing is the basic image, but the other nine have sentiments in the centre. There is one for every occasion.This floral wreath is gorgeous and a joy to colour.

First of all I made a birthday card.
I printed the image twice so I could layer the flowers and added liquid pearls to the centre

I also used the Thank You sentiment to make some simple note cards 

Items used
Beccy's Place - Flower Wreath Set coloured with promarkers
Papermania burleigh blue papers
Martha Stewart punch around the page set
Embossing folder - Couture creations Intrinsic
Pearls from stash
spellbinders scalloped circles
Xcut corner punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamping - scallops
Mishelflos monthly challenge - blooming birthday wishes
Stampalot challenge - what's your crafty passion ( floral cards, layering and punching)
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes

I hope you all have a good day, just going to catch up with all of your lovely creations now

Monday 2 July 2012

Sketch 'n' Stash DT card - challenge 91 Gemma's sketch

Hello Everyone

I hope you are well and had a good weekend. We had lovely weather, which was a nice surprise and just as well really as my son played 4 games of cricket

Today is the start of a new challenge at Sketch 'n' Stash and this time our sketch is from the lovely Gemma and it's a fab one too:

 This time we are sponsored by the wonderful

Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! 
The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world.  His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at
Prize - 5 digi images of winner's choice

So here's my card

Items used:

Image - Digistamp from Digistamp boutique - Mac and flowers
Papers - Doodlebug designs
Flowers - tonic punches
Sentiment - craftwork crafts
Spellbinders - large circles and scalloped circles

I really loved using this sketch, I'm sure I'll be using it again sometime.
So. it's over to you. Be sure to check out the Sketch n Stash blog to see all of the design teams cards.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:
MAWTT - Birthday Celebration
Allsorts Challenge - In bloom
I ♥ promarkers - anything goes
Totally papercrafts - can you digi it
Digital Tuesday - Amazing Animals
DigiStamp Boutique Monthly Challenge(july) - use a DSB image

Before I go I'd like to say a massive thank you for all of your lovely comments on my last card. I really was so unsure about it and whether I needed to add anything but you have all convinced me that it is fine as it is.

Bye for now


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