Saturday, 29 November 2014

Let it Snow!

 Good morning! I don't really want it to snow, it causes too much havoc in the UK we just can't cope with it here! It's just the theme of this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin'. sponsored by Quixotic Paperie. My card is quite a simple design this time, a tent fold card blank with a rectangle of DP adhered, then 3 embossed fishtails layered over it. The image is a freebie digi I acquired ages ago, sorry don't know where it came from but thanks anyway, coloured with copics, some snowflakes and bling.
There's some lovely work from the DT to be seen over at Sweet Stampin', so why not hop over and take a peek! We'd love to see your snowy creations too!
Have a great weekend!

MAWTT Inspired by song (Let it Snow)
timeoutchallenges embossing
digichoosday Xmas celebrations
everybody art snowflake
perfectlyrustics embossing
Completely Christmas something beginning with S (Snowman, snowflakes)

Friday, 28 November 2014

Let's Face the Music

Hello my lovely blogging friends, I hope you're having a good day and looking forward to the weekend. As today is Friday it's time for a new challenge at Delicious Doodles., which brings me to some very sad news  -the Delicious Doodles Shop will soon be closing!! Please click here to read Teri's announcement and explanation of why she is having to close her Blog Shop. the only saving grace is that at least it will still be possible to purchase her beautiful work! Her images are amazing and so wonderful to colour!
 This week the Challenge  theme is Let's Face the Music- Dance. For my card I used the fabulous image, Venetian Beauty which you can find here here. I coloured here with copics and fussy- cut her out. The clock is a Tim Holtz die cut, the musical notes are Memory Box. I stamped the mask onto black card and embossed it in gold and added a couple of feathers ,the stick is a cocktail stick painted gold and wrapped with black ribbon . She's off to a Masked Ball to dance the night away!
We hope you find the time to join us this week (while you still can!), there's loads of wonderful inspiration from Team A to be seen here!
Enjoy your day
4craftychicks die cuts
craftycreations embossing
creative moments atg/sparkle
rubysrainbow just because
whimsy 2 or more images

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Celebrate with the Southern Girls!

Good morning, come celebrate with the Southern Girls, today sees the start of our 100th Challenge! The theme is 'Celebrations' - so a lovely wide scope for everyone to join in! We have two fabulous sponsors, the Retail Girl and Lacy Sunshine. I chose to use this cute image (courtesy of Lacy Sunshine- thank you) she's called Ladybug Lyndsey Buggmee and you can find her here. I coloured her with my trusty copics , then layered her onto the flower shape which is in turn attached to a tent fold card. The 'petals ' and black background cardstock have been embossed with a Swiss dots embossing folder. The die cut vine is Memory Box and the sentiment stamp Paper Smooches.

 I added a tad of glossy accents to the ladybirds around the image, some stickles to her wings and a little wooden ladybird to finish. I apologise for the poor's been  so gloomy here that the light has been bad for days!
We really would love it if you joined our celebrations by sharing your own lovely creations with us!
There's heaps of wonderful inspiration to be seen from my talented teamies , both teams have  played this time! Just click here to be magically transported to the Challenge Blog!
Thanks for visiting.

craftysentiments  die cuts
partytimetuesdays atg
cardmania use a digi
dreamvalley anything goes
quirkycrafts circles
allsorts no DP

Monday, 24 November 2014

Christmas sparkle


Good morning, a new week, the last in November ! I've been busy making Christmas cards, why do we always need so MANY! I've tried to be sensible and make quick and simple ones without coloured images but it's not easy! Anyways I couldn't resist colouring up this gorgeous image which I was lucky enough to win from The East Wind Challenges (thank you!). I really wanted to have a go at colouring this amazing hair! Next time I colour it I'm going to try multi-colours!
I followed this sketch from Sketchy Colors Challenge.
Thanks for visiting
Have a great week.
theeastwind baby it's cold outside
robynsfetish use a digi
 CHNCC2 Anything Christmas
cuteasabutton Christmas/ winter
diesruschallenge Christmas
craftycatz winter
qkrstampede bling it on

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'

It's time to celebrate!!!  Today is Sweet Stampin's 5th Birthday and we'd love for you to join in the fun! Just make a card with a reference to Birthdays on the front (and some stamping, of course:)! Easy, huh?
For my card I used my old favourite 'Ruffled Bloom ' stamp from Stampendous! I've used this so many times and never get bored with it. I stamped the image twice onto some blue DP, shaded  a bit with a pale blue copic, and fussy cut them out . One I mounted onto a faux embossed kraft tag along with a die cut leaf. The other I cut up and placed randomly on another piece of DP. I hand cut the 'happy birthday tags and attached them to the larger tag with a piece of tulle. The tiny kraft flowers were added to finish.
We really hope you will join us to celebrate this special birthday, we have sponsors offering lovely prizes as an extra incentive to spur you on- there's a £10 voucher from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a £15 voucher from Crafty Devils -so what are you waiting for, pop over to Sweet Stampin' now, check out the fantabulous creations from the DT, there's a lot to look at this week as both teams have joined in -and we have some amazingly talented new teamies who would love a visit from you!
Thank you for visiting, hope your weekend is an enjoyable one!
acreativeromance something old (stamp)
pattiescreations birthdays
wagsnwhiskers add some leaves

Monday, 17 November 2014

Christmas fairy

Whilst on holiday a couple of weeks ago, I spent some relaxing hours colouring images, after all there's only so much you can do outside in November in England, especially when it's cold and wet and you have a very large dog with you (a very large dog who prefers to be warm and dry!). Now I'm home it's time to make the cards and as Christmas is rushing up fast I'm using up the Christmassy images first!
This one's for my eldest Granddaughter, she'll love the Mo Manning fairy and all the glitter!
Thanks for looking.
Have a great week.

robynsfetish  #238 things with wings
corrosivechallenges girly
bearlymine Christmas
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2 anything Christmas
emeraldfaeries non traditional Christmas colours
4craftychicks fairies
Hanna and friends recipe

Saturday, 15 November 2014

To die for

Good morning everybody! There's a brand new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin' today and this one's 'To Die For'! This week we would like to see die cuts on your creations (as well as stamping of course!). There's a $10 voucher for the lucky winner from our lovely sponsor  Yours or Mine Papercrafts
For my card I used a gorgeous Stamping Bella Uptown Girl, Opal the Optimist, she's coloured with copics and her dress and shoes (fiddly!) have been paper pieced. There are several die cut circles in various sizes, the smaller ones are glossy accented. The words are Paper Smooches die cuts.
Please take the time to visit  the Challenge Blog  you'll be blown away by the inspiration from my talented teamies! Why not join us with your own fabulous card, remember to stamp and add a die cut (or two!).
Have a lovely weekend.

craftforthecraic birthday
pattiescreations birthday
craftingforallseasons birthday
fabnfunky birthday
creative moments celebrations
scrappers-delights paper piecing
pink gem paper piecing

Friday, 14 November 2014

Chocolate and mint at Delicious Doodles

Good morning! A quick post from me as I'm mentally girding up my loins in preparation for the invasion of the granddaughters (also I have to fill up the cupboards and 'fridge!!!)! My son-in-law has booked a surprise weekend away for my daughter and I'm looking after the girls, I can't wait to collect them from school as I haven't seen them since I got back from holiday1
Enough waffle, back to the card, which is for the new challenge at Delicious Doodles, it's a colour theme this week- 'Mint and Chocolate'. I used the beautiful Mistletoe Kiss image, I do love colouring these gorgeous girls of Teri's! I then enlarged the image  and coloured and cut out the mistletoe leaves to make the embellishment. The papers are randomly chosen from my ever-growing stash of offcuts. A few pearls, a bow and brad and a bit of faux stitching to finish.
There's some fabulous inspiration waiting for you over at the challenge blog and we'd love to see your deliciously minty and chocolatey creations so why not join us this week!
I'm off to the supermarket!
Thanks for looking!
C.R.A.F.T Christmas
meljensdesigns hot chocolate
milkcoffeechallenge hand coloured image
rubysrainbow non traditional Christmas
crafts galore encore anything goes
CSAYL Anything goes
craftycatz Christmas is coming

Monday, 10 November 2014

a walk through the woods...

Good morning! I'm fresh back from a wonderful 'extra' holiday in the depths of  Wiltshire. Life has been a bit stressful one way or another over the last few months so we decided to get away for a few days and relax... relax we certainly did! We were very fortunate in that the 'cottage' we rented was absolutely gorgeous and surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. The end-of-autumn colours were amazing! It didn't matter that the weather turned colder and wetter, we could walk our dog, explore the surroundings and return to warmth and comfort - heaven!
My card is inspired by the wonderful colours and sights we enjoyed, the trees, bracken and so many birds - we even saw a red kite! The lovely image is this month's freebie from The East Wind (thank you!), coloured with copics. The die cut trees are Memory reminiscent of the beautiful fir trees in the woodlands surrounding our cottage! I added some tiny die cut birds (also MB) and the tag is recycled!
Thanks for visiting

The East Wind -Go green
scrappyhands Autumn colours
disdigidesigns colours of Autumn
glitternsparkle colours
stampingwithdragon Autumn colours
sweet7 colour challenge
freshbreweddesigns Fall colours
Creative bug on the loose Fallen hues

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Oh deer...

Good morning ...welcome  to the weekend! Another Christmas card from me, this time it's for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' which is to make a shaped card. This is the second card I made...and I'm not particularly happy with it, this isn't how I imagined it at all! I like the cute Woodware reindeer and the dies I have used but somehow not the end result... but It's better than the first card:) - in it's favour it is shaped and it is a card!
Thanks for looking and I promise you that there is much fabulousness to be seen on the Challenge blog, my teamies have come up trumps, so just click here to see what they have created and to share your own lovely stamped and shaped designs! You could be this week's lucky prizewinner - a £10 voucher courtesy of our lovely sponsor Crafts U Love.
Have a great weekend.
Challenges entered
holly jolly Christmas , ribbon, 2dp pearl.
bunnyzoes animals
lovetoscrap seeing dots
paperpretties polka dots