Monday, 31 May 2010

Where Am I? Candy!!

I've just been away for a couple of days with the family and this is where were spent the day on Sunday. Any ideas? Well if you can guess the right place I will send you a little pressie.
We had a great time but my two little Dragonlettes seem to be intent on making sure we get very little sleep on a camping trip. Any hints and tips on getting a 5 and 3 year old to sleep at a reasonable time greatfully received!!!!! 

 The draw will be on 6th June.
Good Luck!!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Lily of the Valley Candy


This is the fabulous candy on offer at the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog BUT you only have until Midnight GMT on Saturday 29th to have a chance to win this set.

So what are you waiting for!!!!

Good Luck

The Soft Pencil Anniversary Blog Hop


Happy Thursday to you all and welcome along to the Soft Pencil Anniversary Blog Hop - a first for me!!!!
You should have arrived at my blog from Farida's Blog but if not and you have just happened to come here then you can start the fun at Soft Pencil's Blog. There is a lovely long list of fabulously creative customers all showing off Elizabeths digital stamps for your delectation.
Here is my card............

.........I have used the beautiful image called I'll keep you safe little bird.

Here is a closer look................


I have coloured the image with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz distress ink - Black Soot. I used this around the patterned papers and card I used. The tiny glitter flower card is from a Glitter Stack by DCWV, and the other paper is from Scrapbookingmad. The flowers are buttons from my button tin. 

Your next stop is my best crafting buddy Dawn AKA Craftykitten and if you get lost at any time pop back to the Soft Pencil Blog to find your way. Have fun everyone and thank you for visiting me today.

I am also entering a few challenges .........

Daisy Doodles and Sew Many Challenges both have Anything Goes,

Ooh La La -bright and cheerful,

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - I have used the sketch shown below,

and Passion for Promarkers Anything Goes plus use Promarkers.

Thank you for looking, hugs

I Love Digi Challenge # 8 DT Card


Well, another fortnight has passed and I haven't been very productive but I have been too busy with life!!! You know work, kids, car problems, physio etc. BUT I digress you don't want to hear my woes but hear about the next challenge. First though I would like to thank everyone who joined in with the last challenge - you are a truly talented bunch you know.
This fortnight the challenge at I Love Digi is to create a card, layout, item or anything with the theme - "For My Dad" and of course digital image and/or paper.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Secret Crafter......and the winner will receive £10 to use in the shop.
So onto my card................

I have used some images from the New release Zoo set by Dustin Pike. I added on the sentiment to the Monkeys sign by using My Craft Studio. The papers are from Summer Driggs - the Happy Father's Day kit.

Please check out my team mates blogs for some more inspiration.............................

Elaine - Leader








Now here are the challenges I am entering this card in............

Card Patterns - their sketch shown below...........................

Dare U 2 Digistamp - One for the boys,

Daring Cardmakers - Boys Card,

Simon Says - Pink/Blue with Green and Brown,

Daisy Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes and

Tuesday Taggers - Mens World.

Yep thats all!!! let me know you stopped by.


Aud Sentiments Challenge #3 "It's Your Day.........."

Can you believe it, another fortnight gone and it's time for the next challenge at Aud Sentiments. However, first I must say thank you to everyone who played our last challenge - pop over to the blog to see who the team picked as the winner and top 3.
So this fortnight we would like you to use the sentiment "It's your Day.........." the last bit is entirely up to you!
Our sponsor this time is the fabulous  Bugaboo Stamps

and this is what you could win.............

You really should check them out the images are really fun and hilaroius.
Here is my card for this fortnight........


I have used Scarlette Bubble Bath and coloured her with promarkers, the water is glittered. I made the sentiment and inked up the edges. The papers are from Papermania Capsule Collection - Red Hot as are the buttons.

The image and paper is mounted on bright pink glitter card - what will I do when I run out???
I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with, please stop by my team mates blogs for some more inspiration.

Aud our Leader

Dawn AKA Craftykitten




and our new teamie.............


Last but not least here are the challenges I am entering this card in........

Ooh La La challenge - Bright and Cheerful,

Kaboodle Doodles - Monochrome,

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes (must use Promarkers),

Pear Tree Designs - Their first challenge and I used their sketch shown below

My Time To Craft - Vivid card,

Sophistocat Challenge - Splish Splash,

Aly's Sunday Challenge - Bows and ribbons, and

Papercutz Challenge - Buttons and Ribbon.

Hope you have a great Thursday and let me know you visited.


Saturday, 22 May 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #2 "Thanks A Bunch"

Just a quick reminder that you have until Tuesday, May 25th to enter the challenge at Aud Sentiments. All you have to do for this challenge is create a project and use the sentiment "Thanks A Bunch" somewhere on your project. You can make a card, scrapbook page, altered item or whatever you want as long as you use the sentiment. Audrey even made some word art that you can use if you want. Our sponsor for this challenge is Pollycraft and this is what you could win.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Friday, 21 May 2010

Popcorn cutie!

Cor blimey what a scorcher, perfect for taking pictures, but dare I say it too hot to sit in!!!!! No, honestly I am not complaining. Do you ever sit wondering what card to make next for several days and then one just comes along just like that??? All I had to start this was my new purchase - the Popcorn kids collection - but then I picked a sketch and was on a roll as they say!!! The sketch is the one at The Pixie Cottage shown below........

...............and you could also choose to have something 3D or papertole - not sure if my image is papertole but it is certainly 3D!!!

The papers and image are from the CD, the matting card was from the Papermill and I have distressed everything. It's funny (well it is to me) but I only learnt about distressing from blogging and now a card doesn't look right without a bit of distressing now!!!!
Here is a closeup...............................

The flowers were punched from the DP and corrugated card and finished off with a brad and some distress ink. The ribbon is from Anitas and the scalloped circle is a nestability. 

So onto the challenges I am entering with this card. Again I didn't necessarily make the card to fit the challenges but it does fit quite a few.

Just Cute Bears - Recipe - 3 Brads, 2 papers and 1 ribbon,

Creative Inspirations - Punches or dies,

Totally Gorjuss - round and round,

Pile It On - Photo inspiration - I chose brown and cream,

Quirky Crafts - Chocolate and Cream,

Practical Scrappers - Patterned Paper,

Kaboodle Doodles - Monochrome,

Papertake Weekly - Say it with flowers,

Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes,

Doodle Palace and Charisma Cardz both want 3D.

As ever thank you for all your wonderful comments they mean so much to me.


Thursday, 13 May 2010

I Love Digi Challenge # 7 DT Card

Happy Thursday morning to you, I can't believe another fortnight has passed. BUT it has and it is time for another challenge at I Love Digi Challenge Blog. Thank you so much to everyone that played along with our last challenge. 
This fortnight you are asked to use a charm on your creation and remember to use something digital. I am really pleased to be able to say that our sponsor for this challenge is Sew Many Cards

and the lucky winner will receive 5 digis of their choice.

Here is my card .............................

I have used a freebie I got from Meljens Designs - I just love her images. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and Sakura Stardust Gel Pens.

The charm was originally part of a set of keyrings which I have adpated to go with my fishing cat!!!! My gingham paper was from The Elemental Pixie, and the other paper is from a Funky Hand CD Rom. I have distressed the paper and mounting card and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress ink - Tea Dye. The ribbon and gems are from my stash.

So what can you come up with - I am looking forward to checking out your entries.

Please don't forget to pop over to my team mates blogs to see what they have done, you can find them here:-

Elaine - Leader








Now here are the challenges I am entering this card in

Stampin for the Weekend - Male card,

Dare U 2 Digistamp Friday - Anything Goes,

Pile It On - Cute and cuddly (well cats are aren't they),

Creative Craft Challenge - Blue and Brown,

Papertake Weekly - Shiny and Sparkly,

My Time To Craft - Too cute, and,

The Sisterhood of Crafters - You crack me up.

Don't forget to let me know you popped by.


Aud Sentiments Challenge #2

Good morning to you all and yes a fortnight has passed and we are now onto the second challenge at Aud Sentiments. Thank you to everyone who participated in our very first challenge - pop over to the blog to see who won.
Our next challenge is to use the sentiment "Thanks a Bunch" somewhere on your creation - anything else is up to you. Our sponsor for this fortnight is.................. 

Pollycraft who have some fantastic images. The lucky winner will receive............. 

................yep a whole £10 to spend in the store. The team were lucky enough to be able to chose the iamge we wanted to use for our cards. I chose one of the Lilybean Fairies - Clover Butterfly Wishes - amd here is my card.

I have used the sketch from Allsorts Challenge Blog shown below.......................

The image was coloured in using Sakura Stardust Gel Pens - I have been using these a lot lately.

The butterfly and fairy have glitter on their wings (click on the piccie for a closer look). The paper is from a pack by DCWV called the Glitter Stack. I have distressed the edges, and mounted the image onto Core'dinations card stock which has been sanded and distressed.  I made the sentiment using a freebie font called The King and Queen Font - definately a favourite of mine. The ribbon was from a RAK and the gems are from my stash.

Please have a look at my team mates creations, they are fabulous.

Aud our Leader

Dawn AKA Craftykitten




And not forgetting the challenges I am entering with this card:-

Dare U 2 Digistamp - Anything Goes,

Sir Stampalot Challenge - Butterflies and Blossoms,

Alphabet Challenge Blog - B is for Butterflies,

Creative Inspirations - Fairies, and,

One Stitch At a Time - Going Dotty.

I look forward to reading your thoughts.


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

One for the girls!

Good evening everyone - on this historic day -sorry to all my fellow American crafters - Gordon Brown has just resigned and David Cameron is about to be announced as the new Prime Minister. Lets hope for a bit of stability.

Anyway on to happier things!!! My card today was my effort at decoupaging or paper toling Tilda - not entirely happy with it to be honest. Here is the wonky artistic view!! 


I have coloured my little Princess with Sakura Stardust gel pens and water colour pencils. I have used some Crafters Companion papers from the Boys and Girls CD Rom, printed onto pearlised paper - really pleased with how this worked out but probably doesn't show in the photos.
I used the sketch at Magnolialicios Highlights shown below...............

Now for the close up.................

I have used lace and gems from my stash and some wallpaper border for the corners!!!

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges................

Just Magnolia - It takes two - use two Magnolia Stamps (Magic Tilda and Magic Wand,

Magnolia Down Under - Paper tole,

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Dimension,

Paperplay Challenge - Stamp or digi and bling,

Papertake Weekly - Shiny, Sparkly and special,

Just Scraps - Think Pink and,

Crafty Angels - One for the Girls.

I hope you enjoy your visit and please let me know you have been - I love your comments.


Saturday, 8 May 2010

Penny Black Christmas in May

Good evening everyone and I am writing this whilst watching Top Gear in the Jungle - boy it is sooooo funny!!!!
Anyway back to crafting and I managed to whip this up today in between the weekly shop, swimming with the two dragonlettes and supervising their play on bike and scooter - not all at the same time!!! I thought it was about time for a purple card, as it is my favourite colour. 
I have used the sketch at Penny Black Saturday ..........

...........and it is their 100th Challenge so they are having a blog hop as well.

I have used a really cute Penny Black image, coloured with watercolour crayons. The papers are from a Papermania Contemporary Christmas pack. The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley.

The scalloped circles were done using my nestabilities out of white and purple glitter card (my bling).

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:-

Quirky Crafts Challenge - Going Postal (there are stamps on the paper),

Lexis Creations - Animals,

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Furry Friends,

Paperplay Challenge Stamp or digi plus bling,

Sew Many Challenges Christmas in May and

Winter Wonderland - Cute Critters.

Thank you for visiting, please let me know you were here.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Green Tilda

How is everyone today, well I hope and as promised another card - not sure I will be able to keep this up though!!!
I have used the sketch at Willow Sketchie which is shown below.................

.............along with the recipe you have to use - Fabric (my ribbon), Green and Checks. I adapted it into an easel card - love these cards.

I coloured Tilda in with my Sakura Stardust gel pens and added glitter to the swirls and wings. The papers are from Crafters Companion and Elemental Pixies and everything else is from my stash.

Sorry for the short post - I have to get this in before a challenge finishes and then pick up my daughter from school.

On to the other challenges I am entering this card in:-

Flutterby Wednesday - Open theme with a butterfly, angel or fairy,

Daring Cardmakers - Easel Card,

The Crafty Pad - Ribbon,

Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes,

The Corrosive Challenge - Happy Birthday,

Lily Boo Too - Shaped card (Hope this fits),

Simon Says - Happy Birthday,and

My Time To Craft - Stars and Swirls.

Look forward to your visit.