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Saturday, 31 December 2011

LOTV Get well soon!


Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all well! Hope that youve all had a lovely Christmas and heres my opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year! :-)
Here I am with a Get Well card. For this project I used a Lili of the Valley image stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers, and Prima Reflections papers. I wanted to keep it relatively simple without lots of embellishments because it was for a male recipient so I made the paper busy enough!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady's Challenge: Your Choice
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Forever Friends Timeless Gifts


Good morning everyone, and another post! I wanted to create some lasting presents for my friends Christmas gifts and had some plain wooden stars so I decided to play with them. I painted the stars with a basecoat of silver acrylic paint, then covered with Forever friends Timeless collection papers on each side. I then added different Forever Friends Timeless collection images. Lastly I found some pretty ribbon to hang the stars with.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons: Christmas project
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: Christmas gifts
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks: All about the Shape!
Anything Goes Challenge: Anything but a Card

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

OSCC Winter Wonderland


Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Well Christmas eve eh? How fast has this year flown by?! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of my followers and tell you that I really appreciate your support. I wish you all a Wonderful Christmas and Happy New 2012! :-)
Here is my DT card for One Stop Craft Challenge and our theme this week is 'Winter Wonderland'.
I used a Whiff of Joy image coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Bo Bunny Snowfall papers, Papermania Felt Snowflake cut into quarters to make a couple of corner accents, Card Candy and Coredinations cardstock.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Holly Jolly Christmas
Raise the Bar Challenges: Its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend: Anything Goes
Divas By Design: Merry Christmas
Freshly Brewed Designs: Christmas
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Steampunk Birthday

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with something very different for me-I had a male card to make and thought I would play with my new embossing folder I won from a blog prize and Tim Holtz bits and pieces which I own but don't play with enough! I thought I would try making my take on a steampunk card.
I used Dovecraft textured metallic card, Tim Holtz kraft card, Tim Holtz inks, Tim Holtz stamps, and My Minds Eye stamps, and some lovely buttons my friend Renee gave me :-)
I covered the card blank with TH kraft card which I then randomly inked with TH inks, and then stamped with the MME and TH stamps. I then embossed the brass panel with the folder and placed it on the card. Next I made a border panel with TH kraft card which I stamped with the MME and TH stamps, then inked. I placed a brass border around the greeting which I had also inked with the same TH inks.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Stamp Man Challenges: Use a New Technique
HIMCR: Embossing
Corrosive Challenges: Anything but Christmas!
Lawnscaping Challenge: Texture
Try it on Tuesday: Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Magnolia Tilda Snowfall Christmas

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here is my latest Christmas card, a Tilda this time! I coloured Tilda with Promarkers and sakura pens, I used Bo Bunny Snowfall papers, Forever friends Timeless collection papers, Papermania Felt Snowflake, Gems, Pearls, Card Candy and a peel off 'With love at Christmas' greeting.
I found the Papermania Felt Snowflakes from my last years Christmas stash and they go perfectly with these Bo Bunny papers so I am happy I held on to them! :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamp n Doodle: Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday: Anything Christmas
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Winter Wonderland
Use it Tuesday: Holiday!
Creative Stamp Friends: Christmas
Lexis Creations: Untraditional Christmas

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Joanna Sheen GDT 'Christmas Wishes' Project Two

Good evening everyone! Here I am with my second project for the 'Christmas Wishes' challenge at Joanna Sheen's new challenge blog.
For this project I used House Mouse stamp from the Singing Angels set coloured with Promarkers and Sakura glitter pen, HOTP papers I got free with a magazine, Glitter strip, 'Christmas Wishes' peel off, Card Candy, Christmas tree wire, Gold wire, Beads, Bells, and Star buttons.
I formed a circle with the Christmas tree wire and fastened it by wrapping Gold wire around it, which I then added beads, star buttons and bells to to look like a decorated wreath. I then used Aleens Tacky Glue to affix it to my card over my House Mouse image. I then added the Music notes paper as a border along the bottom where I placed my greeting and card candy. Lastly I placed a glitter border along the centre of the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts Challenges: Christmas
House Mouse Challenges: Fuzzy and Warm
Stamp and Create: Vintage Christmas
Stamps R Us Challenges: Angels
Crazy Challenges: Christmas
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges: Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas
Craft Your Passion Challenges: Things with Wings

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sarah Hurley: Colouring

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! My brain is exploding over Christmas-I'm losing what day it is!!!
Here is my DT card for the fabulous challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week-our theme is 'Colouring' and is sponsored by Limited Run digis who provided me this awesome little digi! Perfect as I know a lot of people who have moved recently!
I used Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour my little digi, and used Sarah Hurley papers from Tinseltown and Oz CDROMS available here.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Hot Shot Craft: Promarkers
Crafters Companion: New Beginnings

Thank you for looking and for all your comments

Friday, 16 December 2011

LOTV Snow Fun

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another christmas card made with the gorgeous Bo Bunny Snowfall collection papers, and my favourite stamp at the moment from LOTV.
I coloured the image (which was stamped with Memento) with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Gel pens, and added a snow look with Glamour dust glitter. I used the Bo Bunny papers mixed with a little Forever friends Timeless collection paper. Lastly I used a gorgeous 'Joy' chipboard from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Christmas
Charisma Cardz: Last Minute Christmas Makes
Crafty Purple Frog: Its cold outside
Papercrafting Journey: Christmas
PaperPlay Challenges: Christmas
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Dont look at the light!

Thank you for looking and thank you for all your lovely comments!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Vintage Santa


Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here I am to show you a new card I have made using the gorgeous Graphic 45 Christmas collection my lovely friend Renee in the U.S gave me in the summer, Papermania Gold cardstock, Wild Orchid Crafts beautiful flowers, a metal tree charm, and a true vintage leather button from the collection of buttons my nan gave me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Time to Craft: Vintage Christmas
Bunny Zoes Crafts: Fancy Folds
Wild Orchid Challenges: Easel Card

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Forever Friends-All I want for Christmas!

Good morning everyone-hope you are well! I am here o show you a special Forever Friends card I made. I used Forever Friends Decoupage, A selection of papers from my christmas stash-Forever friends Timeless collection, My Minds Eye, and some free papers from a magazine. I used Papermania gold textured card, Card Candy, and a chipboard greeting decoration.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Boots: Christmas
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas
Gingerloft Challenges: Christmas
Sparkles Forum: One you love at Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations: Photo inspiration

Thank you for looking, and for your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

OSCC Traditional Colours

Good morning everyone! So sorry this is late, had a rough day yesterday! Here is my card for the One Stop Craft Challenge theme of the week 'Traditional Christmas Colours'.
I went for a vintage spin on traditional colours and used these gorgeous Kars papers with aged traditional colours, lace from the same set, and a lovely Chipboard greeting, which I then added a row of card candy to. I used a House Mouse image coloured with Promarkers and Sakura glitter pens, then aged around the edge with Tim Holtz Tea Dye inks.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge: Christmas
Crazy Hazel nuts Christmas Challenge: Christmas
Creations by Gill M: Red and Green
Secret Crafters: All Creatures Great and Small
Card Makin Mamas: Christmas
Hot Shot Craft: Promarkers
Stampin for the Weekend: Christmas

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Forever Friends A Timeless Christmas

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another Christmas card-luckily I am still enjoying making them! ;-)
For this card I used the gorgeous Forever Friends Timeless collection decoupage and papers, only adding a gold edged cream ribbon, Card candy in complimenting colours and a glittered star.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up?: Inspiration picture: Something Old
Sassy Studios: Non traditional Christmas Colours
I Brake for Challenges: Vintage
Lil Red Wagon: Vintage
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Merry Christmas
Bearly Mine Challenges: Non traditional Christmas

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Whiff of Joy-Its Cold Outside!

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you a card I have made with my gorgeous new Bo Bunny 'Snowfall' papers, A Whiff of Joy image stamped in Memento and coloured wit promarkers, Coredinations cardstock cut with nesties, Papermania glittered brad, Card candy, Distress ink, and some flowers from my stash.
I inked the edges of my scalloped circles and flowers with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress inks. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-) 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Forever Friends-A Bright Christmas

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a new card I have made for Christmas inspired by the child's christmas challenge at WOC-so I chose my brightest and most vibrant Christmas papers!
For this project I used Dovecraft Christmas Fancy papers from my stash last year-they are so different and vibrant-makes them a joy to use!
I also used Forever friends decoupage, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Card Candy and a 'Christmas Wishes' greeting.
I wanted to keep it simple and show the real beauty of the papers which I then complimented with the gorgeous roses and card candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CES Challenges: Bear Necessities 
Alphabet Challenges: V is for Very Vibrant
Jingle Belles Rock: Christmas
Christmas all year round: Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenges: A Childs Christmas
Forever Friends: It's All Christmas

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Christmas!

Hello everyone, so sorry I couldnt get to my laptop yesterday evening! Here is my card for Sarah Hurley's challenge this fortnight-our theme is 'Christmas'-perfect time to get on with your Christmas crafting! And as we are sponsored by Letraset its really time to play along! :-)
For this project I used Sarah Hurley papers, Igloo digi coloured with Flexmarkers and Glamour dust, Bingo card with only a little added extras-Kraft card, card candy, glitter strip, and a glittered star!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Samuel Taylors Crafts: Anything Goes (Gorgeous prize of Kaisercraft Mini Albums and Jelly Bean Soup 6x6 papers)
Bling it on!: Christmas

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Joanna Sheen GDT 'Christmas Wishes'

Good morning everyone-I am so so so excited to share the new challenge over at Joanna Sheen's fantastic new challenge blog and show you my project for my Joanna Sheen Guest design slot too :-) Our theme this month is 'Christmas Wishes' so please come and join in-its perfect for your Christmas makes! 
I just wanted to say I am so grateful to the team at Joanna Sheen for giving me this wonderful opportunity, I appreciate it very much :-)
I made an easel card with a drawer and a matching gift bag, details below :-)
 For the easel card with a drawer I used a House Mouse image from the Singing Angels rubber stamp set available at Joanna Sheen's store here. I coloured them with my Promarkers and very carefully cut round them with a crafting knife to show the papers as the background. I used a gorgeous set of HOTP papers I got free with a magazine for these projects. I also used Papermania capsule collection jewel brad for my drawer handle, Card candy, Green cardstock, a gorgeous chipboard greeting that matched with the House Mouse image and some lovely christmas ribbon from Kars.
For my gift bag I carried a lot of the same products to it so it matched the card. For this image I used the House Mouse Winter Rubber stamps Candle set available here. I also coloured my House Mouse image with my Promarkers, but also masked it and made clouds around him in the tree to make him more realistic. I added Glamour dust to the snow so in  the light it really shimmers. I added a 'Merry Christmas' chipboard greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Fab n Funky Challenges: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Tis the Season
Crafty Bloggers Network: Something Other than a card (bag)
Pollycraft Challenges: Christmas Fun
The Ribbon Reel: Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenges: Anything Christmas

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Monday, 28 November 2011

LOTV Snowfall Ski fun

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! I am here to show you a card I have made for one of my male friends, and as you can see I am in love with these new Bo Bunny papers! I used the gorgeous LOTV image stamped in Memento, coloured with Promarkers, gel pens, and Glamour dust glitter. I cut him with a nestie and matted him on Coredinations cardstock. I also used Bo Bunny Snowfall collection papers, and glitter card in complimenting colours punched with a snowflake punch. Lastly I added Card Candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Here Come the Boys: For the man/men in your life
Dream Valley Challenges: Sparkle
Lollipop Crafts: B is for.. (Blue, Brown and Bling)
Stamptacular Sunday: Anything Christmas
Paper Sundaes: Winter Wonderland
Crazy 4 Challenges: Anything with Snow!
Sweet Stampin': Punches and Dies
Gingerloft: Winter/Christmas
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas card

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 26 November 2011

OSCC Christmas Fairy

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge this week-our theme is 'Christmas Fairies'
I coloured an Angel tilda with Promarkers and Sakura Stardust pens and cut her with my nesties. I used papers from a DCWV stack from last years christmas craft stash, polka dot ribbon and gingham buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fairytale Challenge: Christmas
Patties Creations Challenges: Christmas
The Poodles Parlour: Christmas
Simply Create Too: Christmas
Stamping with the Dragon: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Lili of the Valley Christmas Blues

Good evening everyone, hope you are well! Here is a project I adored creating-with my gorgeous new Lili of the Valley stamp I have wanted for ages and the stunning 'Snowfall' papers by Bo Bunny.
I started by colouring the stamped image in Promarkers, Flexmarkers, metallic pen and with a dusting of Crystal Glamour dust as my snow.
I then cut around him with a scalloped nestie-I chose to cut them both with the scalloped ones because it felt like it added movement to the image. He was placed on a Tim Holtz Coredinations mat which complimented the papers. I used one paper mainly and added two strips of other design papers from the stack, then added a Papermania felt snowflake cut in half as a decorative detail-its difficult on male cards not to use flowers! I then added a gold 'Christmas Wishes' greeting in the bottom left hand corner and three Card Candy which complimented the paper in the opposite corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Snowflakes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Unusual Christmas
Charisma Cardz: Snowflakes
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Polka dots
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Teenage Boys
Gingerloft: Felt
Stamptacular Sunday: Boy oh Boy!
CES Challenges: Snowflakes

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Nicecrane Designs Vintage Santa Visit

Hey everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am to show you a project made with the gorgeous Vintage Christmas digi from Nicecrane Designs available here.
I started by colouring with Promarkers, I then used four different patterned papers from the Dovecraft Christmas Fancy papers I had from last years Christmas stash, and Card Candy in complimenting colours.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges: Free for all
Everybody Art Challenge: Christmas
Shopping Our Stash: Christmas or Winter
Pollycraft Challenge: Christmas Fun
Winter Wonderland: Cute

Thank you for looking, and for your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 21 November 2011

My Partner in Crafting Crime-Christmas Tags

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am to show you a matching bag and tag I made for our challenge over at My Partner in Crafting Crime this fortnight. I used a mask, Kraft tag and bag, Distress ink and gold glitter.
I started off imagining this as my background but once I saw their shimmer with the gold glitter I decided it would be a shame to cover their natural beauty up! I sponged distress inks over star masks and then coloured round each star just applying the ink directly. I then chose parts of the star pattern to glitter with gold glitter.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Kraft Journal: Kraft Christmas Gift
Bows and Berries: Make a Tag
Paper Creation Ink: Christmas
Quirky Crafts: CAS
2 Sisters Challenge: Make it Sparkle
Bah Humbug: Christmas Bag or Box

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Buttons

Good morning everyone! Sorry this is late, have not been feeling very well and everything has escaped me! Hope you are all well!
I am here to show you the project I have made for Sarah Hurley's Challenge 'Buttons'. I wanted to try and do something new to get a start on my Christmas presents! I used Sarah Hurley's Wonderland CD, a plain canvas, distress inks, mask, and genuine vintage buttons.
I started by creating the background with sponging distress inks over a mask with make up sponges from the pound shop-the canvas texture eats away at the sponge so its advisable to use one you can throw away after the creation. Next I distressed the bingo cards from the CD, and printed the Alice and White Rabbit images. I cut round the images and placed them in opposite corners, then added the bingo card and vintage buttons as playing pieces. I then added buttons to each corner of the project which didnt have an image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Forever Friends: Something Old, Something New (Vintage buttons, Mask)
Divas By Design: Monochromatic
Deep Ocean Challenges: Vintage
Everybody Art Challenge: A little present
Paper Sundaes: Digital Images
Fussy and Fancy: Make a Gift
Do You Stack Up: Splash of Blue

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Huge News!!!!!

I am so so so excited that I can finally tell you all-Paula at Joanna Sheen has asked me to Guest design for their first ever challenge at the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog, its an honour and thank you so much for giving me this opportunity! :-) I would love you all to come and follow and join in when the challenges kick off at the beginning of december! :-)

Here's my shiny new guest design badge to show you!


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Nicecrane Designs Vintage Christmas in Pink

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you a card I have made using Nicecrane Designs Adorable Christmas digis which I adore!
I coloured them with promarkers then covered parts of the image with Glamour dust glitter. I used DCWV papers from last year *I think thats what they are-let me know if I am wrong!*, Card Candy with silver polka dots, A glitter star, Sparkly ribbon and lace along the bottom. I backed the digi onto white glitter card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Two's Company
Stamps&Fun=Creativity: One paper, Lace and Glitter
Stamps R Us: Bling it on
Paper Sundaes: Digital Images
2 Sisters: Anything Goes
Floweret stamplar: Christmas
Jellypark Challenges: Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

OSCC Ribbon and Lace

Good afternoon everyone, sorry I am posting late! Here I am to show you my card for the One Stop Craft Challenge for the week-Ribbon and Lace. I was also inspired by the challenges at LOTV and Wild Orchid Crafts whose challenges are Creature Comforts and Brown and Blue. We are also having a DT call so come and join in!
I used MME papers, Coredinations cardstock, Blue lace (its along the paper but hidden a bit in the photo by the pattern!), Brown polka dot ribbon, Blue buttons from Born to Shop, Wild Orchid Crafts carnation, and a 'Thinking of you' dome greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts: Brown and Blue
Lili of the Valley: Creature Comforts
Truly Scrumptious: Bingo (Ribbon, Flower, Lace)

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

New Candy!

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who entered my last candy-it was lovely visiting all of your lovely blogs!
This time I have for you a kit made up of decoupage, pyramage, ribbon, papers, card blanks and envelopes, clear stamps, felt embellishments and flowers


All I ask in order to win is:

1.Be a Follower or become one if you arent,
2. Post a photo of my candy on your sidebar-(if you are from docrafts then just add the link to docrafts in your entry and give your docrafts username so I know to contact you on there!)
3. Leave a comment under this post in case Mr linky goes missing so I dont lose your entry! 




Thursday, 10 November 2011

Winner of my Candy!

Good evening everyone! Sorry my announcement is late!
The winner of my candy chosen by random.org is 22. Which is Elaine (Eels)!! Can you please contact me, you can email from my profile :-)
Please check back soon for new candy to enter! :-)

Tatty Teddy First Birthday

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you a project I made for my cousin's baby Alicia's first birthday-I wanted to make her something personalised she can keep as a keepsake. I used the new Papermania 8x8 stepper cards, Me to you ultimate decoupage I got for my birthday ages ago, glitter card and my x-cut butterfly punch and used gems to show a trail where the butterfly has flown.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Baby
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Cute
Forever Friends: Something Old, Something New
Birthday Sundaes: Birthday card with wording

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 7 November 2011

My Partner in Crafting Crime: Use a Freebie!

Hello everyone, hope you are well! Its new challenge time at My Partner in Crafting Crime and this fortnight our theme is 'Use a Freebie'- a perfect chance for me to use the gorgeous My Minds Eye papers I got free with a magazine :-)
I used a LOTV image stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers, cut with a nestie oval, mounted on a complimenting colour card scalloped oval.I then mounted this on some paper mounted on white card. I then added to the base with another two paper designs. I added buttons and a 'Birthday Wishes' glitterations greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges: Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei: Hats
The Squirrel and the Fox: Hats
Gingerloft: Bingo-Buttons,Decorative Paper and Glitter
Paper Play: Button Up
Simon Says Stamp: Buttons

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

LOTV Bright Pink and Sparkly Bunny

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here this morning to show you a card I made for my auntie's birthday.
For this project I used a LOTV image stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers, Glitter card, Henbury Lane Papers, Anitas Glitterations greeting and a punched butterfly from my X-Cut punch with a trail of gems to show its path.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Bright and Sparkly
Squiggles and Giggles: Go Dotty
I love Promarkers: Glitter and Glitz
Whimsy Stamps: Monochromatic
Always Something Creative: It must Sparkle
Forever Friends: Bling, Bling

Thank you for looking, and for your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Sarah Hurley Tinseltown Shaker card!

Good evening everyone, hope you are well! I am here to show you a card I have made with the shaker card with the gorgeous new CD from Sarah Hurley, available here.
The paper, ticket and image are all from the CD, all I have added are punched glitter card snowflakes for my shaker card element, Coredinations cardstock, tinsel ribbon and star gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Cutesy
Crafty Purple Frog: Sparkle
Digi Doodles: Winter
Do You Stack Up?: Teal
The Paper Shelter: Christmas Fun

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Use more than two images


Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you a card I have made for Sarah Hurley's new challenge-use more than two images. I chose the penguins and snowflakes and made a spinning card using the Christmas Cheer CD available here.
I cut an aperture out of the paper and cardstock with my nesties, and used the inside of the circle paper inside of the card as a backdrop for the penguin. I added dental floss between the two penguins and pulled it tight so it would spin within the aperture. I then added ribbon and gems from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel: Anything Goes plus Spooled item (Ribbon)
The Paper Shelter: Christmas Fun
Paper Crafting Journey: Use a Digi
4 Crafty Chicks: Die cuts
Charisma Cardz: Cutesy Projects

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sarah Hurley Tinseltown!

Good morning everyone! Hope you had a lovely Halloween! I will announce the winner of my blog candy soon :-)
Today I am here to show you a card I have made with the great new CDROM from Sarah Hurley called Tinseltown-available here.
It has fantastic elements, I especially love these penguins and the great admission tickets :-) The only thing I have added is the ribbon and it just shows how quick and easy it is to make your christmas cards with the pretty CDroms available :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Pretties: Use a Sentiment
Little Claires Designs: Christmas
Bah Humbug: Christmas Die Cuts
Card Makin Mamas: Die Cuts
Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenges: Cold and Frosty

Thank you for looking and for the comments :-)

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Forever Friends Christmas

Good morning everyone! Last year I won the Forever Friends Cosy Christmas Collection so I decided to have a play with it! I have always been intimidated to colour the bears but I am quite pleased :-)
I used Forever friends Cosy Christmas image stamped in Memento and coloured in Promarkers, Cosy Christmas papers, peel off greeting and brads, American crafts polka dot ribbon and Green cardstock cut with a nestie.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Forever Friends: Use a sentiment
Pink Gem Challenge: Cold and Frosty
Little Claire's Designs: Christmas
Squiggles and Giggles: Go Dotty
Fun With Shapes and More: Animalistic Challenges
Jingle Belles: Creatures

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

LOTV James with Vintage Santa papers

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you a card using my favourite christmas papers right now-they were a total find!
For this project I used James Bear with star image stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers, with Glamour dust on his hat and star, Kars Vintage Christmas papers and matching ribbon, Green cardstock, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Vintage greeting, LOTV christmas label stamped with memento and inked with distress inks.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts: Santa Claus is coming to town!
Crafting When We Can: Christmas Come Early
Crimbo Crackers: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for your comments!

Friday, 28 October 2011

LOTV Love Grows Sketch

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! I have a project to show you inspired by Bev's sketch over at Lili of the Valley.
For this card I have used LOTV Love Grows image and sentiment stamped in Memento, Promarkers, Papermania Capsule collection papers, Country papers, American crafts polka dot ribbon, Green cardstock, Nesties and Wild Orchid Crafts roses.
I followed the sketch but added the 'Love Grows' as a scalloped tag underneath the edge of the scalloped circle.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Sketch by Bev
I love Promarkers: Tags
Paper Pretties: Embellish
Creative Card Crew: Fall'in in love

Thursday, 27 October 2011

I'm in this months Cardmaking and Papercraft!

Good afternoon everyone! Just popped on to show you the card I made for the little piece in Cardmaking and Papercraft this month! I think its page 66, they asked my trends for my Christmas crafting 2011 and what my predictions were for the trends in 2012.
For this project I used a Lili of the Valley image stamped in Memento and coloured in Sepia tones with Promarkers, I used My Minds Eye and Bo Bunny papers, Acetate, Tonic punches, A ringing bell, Ribbon, Kraft, distressing inks and glitter card.
I started by making the shaker element by cutting a frame out of the newspaper look bo bunny papers and mounting the LOTV image on the inside panel. I then added punched out glitter card snowflakes in complimenting colours to the MME papers. I added Acetate inside the frame then placed it over the foam pads I used to create my shaker space.
I matted the card with Kraft, then added the MME papers which I distressed along the edges with scissors and distress inks. I placed the shaker element in the centre and added a ringing bell tied onto complimenting ribbon so when you shake the shaker element it rings! Lastly I added some punched snowflakes onto the bottom panel of MME papers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Sparkly
Crafts 4 Eternity: Add a metal embellishment
Winter Wonderland: Vintage
ABC Christmas Challenge: Vintage
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Lets get Krafty!
The Secret Crafter Challenge: Wrap up Warm!

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!

Monday, 24 October 2011

My Partner in Crafting Crime-Photo inspiration

Good evening everyone, sorry I am late posting this! Its new challenge time at My Partner in Crafting Crime and our theme this week is 'Photo inspiration' from the following photo from the design seeds website:
I started by watercolouring my image with Aquamarkers-I really dont use these much and I was very pleased with the results I got-sometimes it is good to challenge yourself!
I then picked out the remaining colours from the photo inspiration in my design papers-I used Papermania Rose Garden, Henbury Lane and a green and browns garden themed pack the name of which escapes me!
I used Rose Garden greeting 'Happiness' and punched a butterfly out of the Henbury Lane papers. Lastly I added a gem trail from the butterfly and from the greeting too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts: Layer Upon Layer
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking, and for your lovely comments!

You&Me project

Good morning everyone! Hope you are well :-) This morning I am here to show you a project I made using my Cricut and Cuttlebug. For this project I used Coredinations cardstock, Patterned Vellum and a 6x6 card blank.
I used my Cricut to cut multiple hearts in half inch intervals in complimenting colours, and then a 'You&Me' greeting from the same card. I covered the front of the card in the patterned vellum.
Next I embossed each heart in different embossing folders and cut a slightly larger heart aperture in the front of the card, and arranged them to come through the aperture. Lastly I added the You&Me greeting to the front of the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Cutz Challenge: Pink
Totally Papercrafts: Layer Upon Layer
The Squirrel and the Fox: For the Girls
Charisma Cardz: Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday: Layer it Up!

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sarah Hurley Halloween Scrapbook

Good morning everyone! I am here this morning to show you a Halloween scrapbook page I made using basic supplies and the gorgeous 'Vintage Halloween' digi kit from Sarah Hurley.
I used photos I took a few years ago of a pumpkin I carved in the shape of the Alkaline Trio logo-that was hard work!
I started with a sheet of Kraft card and added coloured papers from the digi kit in the left and right hand corner. I then used faux stitching on the 'Trick or Treat' banners made with gold glitter pens. I placed them so the banners looked like they were hanging from a string. I then stamped with some Halloween clear stamps and covered with heat embossing powder, and then heated them-it doesnt show well in the photo but the spider, witch and spiders webs all shine in gold. I heat embossed a web onto another piece of paper which I placed in the bottom left hand corner which I used as a pocket for my journalling tag. Lastly I added a glitter pumpkin from Jolees Boutique.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge: Pumpkin Patch
Allsorts Challenge: Halloween
Di's Digi Design Challenge: Halloween
Crop Stop: Halloween
Papercraft Star: Photo inspiration

Thank you for looking, and for your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 22 October 2011

OSCC No patterned paper

Good morning everyone! Its saturday and time for a new challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge, and our theme this week is 'No patterned paper'. Oh I found this challenge so difficult! I love my design papers, they are my favourite part of a project. However I had a good go at it and decided to use my Coredinations Chocolate box cardstock, which I embossed with Swiss dots and a paisley embossing folder. I then sanded these designs down to show the colour of the cardstock under the brown coating. Next I tore the Swiss dot embossed cardstock to show the gorgeous colour underneath.
I started my card layout by mounting pearlescent slightly aqua cardstock on the white cardstock to soften the contrast with the Coredinations cardstock. I then mounted the paisley embossed cardstock on an aqua glitter card and placed this to one side of my card. I placed a tilda stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers on the swiss dots embossed cardstock then placed this panel on the card. To embellish I used Craftime polka dot ribbon and matching flower. I also added a button and a butterfly punched with Xcut punch from the glitter cardstock.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Embossing
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Distressed or Torn
Top Tip Tuesday: Layer it up
Sweet Stamps: Lots of layers

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 21 October 2011

LOTV Fairy Sparkles

Good afternoon, here I am with a new card inspired by the challenge at Lili of the Valley this week, their theme is bingo and I have chosen 'Gems' 'Flowers' and 'Ribbon and Lace.
I coloured the gorgeous LOTV image with promarkers after stamping with memento, then covered the bottom of her skirt and her wings with Glamour dust glitter.
I cut the cardstock with a nestie and mounted her on a mint green scalloped circle. I used My Minds Eye 'Pretty Please' papers, Wild Orchid Crafts roses, Lace and glittered fibre ribbon. I punched a butterfly from white glitter card and placed this on the similar ribbon. I then added shimmer dots on to the scalloped circle.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Bingo
4 Crafty Chicks: Marker it up!
Art Impressions Stamps: Use Lace
Crafty Ribbons Challenges: Ribbon and Lace
Flutter By Wednesdays: Open
I love Promarkers: Cute
Bunny Zoe's Challenges: Lace it up!

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Misting

Good afternoon everyone, sorry this is late but I screwed up on the scheduling! *Typical*
Its new challenge time at Sarah Hurley's Challenge blog and this fortnight our theme is 'Misting'- a technique I will freely admit I have never tried-so heres my first effort! Hope its ok!
I used a Kraft bag with handles and sprayed the front with chocolate brown ink available at Sarah's fantastic shop over a Butterfly mask. I then painted the butterflies with Mica watercolours which shimmer in a gold tone in the light. I then added some gorgeous gold ribbon with trim fibres I won to jazz up the handles and then added a lovely Alice in Wonderland tag from Sarah Hurley's Wonderland CDrom.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Autumn
Moving along with the Times: Vintage
Clear it out challenges: Trim

Thank you for looking and your comments!
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