Thursday, 29 August 2013

So demure...

Hi lovely blogger friends! I've been pretty busy lately, with one thing and another, not a lot of time to craft, but I have had a little time to play today,  so I made this card with a digi I was lucky enough to win from The Paper Shelter.  This little 'twenties girl' looks so sweet and demure and perfectly suited to an art deco style of card. Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges entered:
delightful -make the cut
dutchdare birthday wishes
bearlymine digital image
craftysentiments girly
sweetstamps birthday
Digi Makeover embossing
greatimpressions square cards

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Enjoy the journey!

Good morning! It's the start of a long weekend here in the UK as it's a bank holiday on Monday, weather forecast isn't great but it's always nice to have a bit of extra time to relax and enjoy being with family and friends. I never tend to go too far from home on holiday weekends as the traffic is always appalling so I don't 'enjoy the journey!' Unlike this little guy, who is as happy as can be as he zips around  the stationary cars in the horrendous traffic jams on his trusty bike! You can tell how much he is enjoying himself by the big smile on his cute face!  I just love this little chap! 
This is my DT card for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and yes, you've guessed it, the theme is journeys/travel. the Prairie Fairy image is coloured with copics, a touch of glossy accents added to his specs and headlight. The 'tickets' are made with Tim Holtz stamps. Words and chevron stamps were magazine freebies and so were the papers.
 We are sponsored this week by Crafty Ribbons and there is also a monthly prize from
the Ribbon Girl.  We'd love to have you join  us this week so get out your stamps and start crafting! Don't forget to visit Sweet Stampin Challenge blog to check out the inspiration from my lovely teamies, they've created some lovely cards for this challenge!
Whatever you're doing, whatever the weather, have a great weekend!
Challenges entered;
crafts4eternity #138- time to go
crafting-with-dragonflies  for a guy
inkyimpressions masculine
lilredwagon layers
greatimpressions square cards

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Get warm and fuzzy with Souther Girls!

Good morning! Here's my DT card for this fortnight's challenge at Southern Girls, "Warm and Fuzzy". We have no less than 3 generous sponsors: Rhoda Design Studio, 7 Dots Studio and Joybells Scrapbooking  I was given this cute image to play with by RhodaDesignStudio, thankyou!. He is coloured with Inktense pencils. Thanks for taking the time to look, don't forget to visit Southern Girls Challenge blog to see the lovely projects my teamies have produced this time.


I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
There she goes Fur friends
greatimpressions square card
ribbongirls red
totallygorjuss dies and punches
jellypark cuddly wuddly
polkadoodle have a heart

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Hobbycutz, Challenge 13 (lucky for some!)

Good morning! Two weeks have flown by once again and it's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz, this time we would like you to create your own background for your project.
For my DT project I decided to make a stepper card. The lovely fairytale image is courtesy of our generous sponsor, Crafts and Me, it was an absolute joy to colour. To make the  background I used some Gayle Bond images of toadstool houses which perfectly complemented the little girl and her lovely fairy friend. The toadstool border in the foreground comes from the same CD (to visit Gayle's blog click here). The swirly 'tree' in the background is a Hobbycutz wooden laser cut.

 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Why not pop over to Hobbycutz Challenges now and take a look at the fabulous creations my team mates have produced! You won't be disappointed! We would love to have you join us so that we can admire your creativity too!
Challenges entered:
cardcrafterscircle  #88 winged things
sisteract #20 anything goes
wagsnwhiskers  #110 fairytale/ fantasy
craftsandme #139 Anything goes
inkyimpressions #121 things with wings
perfectsentiments #87 outdoors
wordartwednesday #93 anything goes
try it on Tuesday  create a scene
crazychallenge  #151 anything goes
ourcreativecorner words words words

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Flat cards!


Card 2
Hello and good afternoon! I've had a little time to craft this week so I thought I'd make a start on the cards I promised my sister, she wants some to sell at her MacMillan Coffee. Morning. I've tried to keep them as flat as possible for posting, as I've discovered in the past that although people may admire the beautiful, flowery, lace  and ribbon cards, they don't want to pay to post them! I had every intention of making some quick 'batch' cards but as soon as I started colouring that flew out of the window! I love the look of coloured pencils on kraft (well I do when other people colour them:)) so I thought I'd have a go...for the 3rd card I went back to my trusty copics!

 I hope you like them!
Have a lovely evening
Card #1-DP2 #198-something sweet with a Mo image; craftysentiments- dies and punches
Card #2 stamp-n-doodle  green; creativecardcrew -#42-banner/pennant
Card #3 kittybeedesigns #6-birthday: tiddlywinks #115 Birthday bash

Saturday, 10 August 2013

A krafty moment

Good morning! Just a quick post with my DT card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', which is "kraft". As simple as that, just use kraft somewhere on your creation. Our sponsors this week are Cuddly Buddly, with a £10 voucher to spend in their shop  and we also have a monthly sponsor, The Ribbon Girl .My card was made using a sweet image from The Paper Shelter.
Got to rush now, I'm just home from a lovely few days spent with my brother and his family, I left husband here (unsupervised!) he took the opportunity to knock down the chimney breast and have nearly every ceiling in the house skimmed flat while I was out of the way, now everywhere needs redecorating! To give him his due he has already sorted the lounge and cleaned all the carpets so it could be a lot worse.
Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges entered:
totallypapercrafts Summer fun
polkadoodle In the garden
deliciousdoodles butterflies
sassystudiodesigns use kraft
addictedtostamps make your mark
flutterbywednesdays any winged creature
thepapershelter punches and dies

Sunday, 4 August 2013

...for a child...

Good morning, hope you're having a lovely weekend so far. It's time for Challenge 12 at Hobbycutz- Challenge 12!!!! Already!!! it seems like yesterday we were preparing for our 1st challenge! This time the theme is set by the lovely Valou and is entitled 'for a child',  any creation fitting this theme is welcome! Of course we would love to see a Hobbycutz product on your creation but this is by no means necessary to join in (although it does give you an extra chance to win a prize!) Our sponsor this week is Floppy Latte.
My card is made using the cute 'Jack in the Box' image, coloured with copics, cut out and matted onto a dotty DP, no idea of the make, and blue Bazzil cardstock. The kraft base card is handcut into an arched shape. Letters cut using cricut and the number is stamped, coloured and mounted with sticky pads.. The lovely scalloped wooden border is from Hobbycutz, used 'just as it comes' with the sentiment stamped in Distress ink. I hope William likes his card!
 Why not take a look at the challenge blog now, there's loads of inspiration from my fabulous and talented teamies, hopefully you'll be tempted to play along.
Thanks for taking the time to look, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Challenges entered:
cardcrafterscircle dotty for spots
creativecorner polka dots
stampinfortheweekend shape it up
dutchdare for a child
creativecraftchallenges2 blue and brown
ladybugscraftsink birthday
twistedtuesday letters and number
.tammyscrapincorner use a digi