Thursday, 29 September 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #38 Happy Birthday

Hi everyone, I'm late so this is a very quick post - I do apologise. Sorry boss!!!

So our challenge at Aud Sentiments this fortnight is

"Happy Birthday"

and we are sponsored by Glitterbabe and she let us use some of her images and here is my card......


I have used the paper pack from First Edition called Up Up and Away. I have used Promarkers to colour the image and cut her out with an Xcut die cut for the circles and the scalloped circle from Spellbinders. The flower is handmade and basically three different sized circles shaped and distressed. 

Please check out my teammates for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.

I am entering the following challenges:-
Digistamps4Joy - Anything Goes,
The Paper Shelter - For the Girls,
Pennys Challenge - Anything Goes,
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes,
Creative Card Crew - Easel Card,
Deep Ocean Challenge - Happy Birthday,
Ooh La La Creations - Punches and/or dies,
The Corrosive Challenge - Punches and/or dies, and,
Pile It On - Fancy Folds.

I look forward to seeing your creations.


Monday, 26 September 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #99 Pink, Brown and Cream

Hi everyone, time for a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog but before I say what it is I must ssay thank you to all the flowery creations you made for our last challenge. It was very difficult to pick a favourite but check out the Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog to see if you were the winner.
Our challenge this fortnight is a colour challenge.........


We are being sponsored by our very own Lynne from

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

(just click on the pic for a bigger version)

I have used a Marianne Design creatable Bird on branch large cut out of brown and cream card and layered, I have used a distress ink to highlight the veins in the leaves. The ovals have been cut using the Spellbinders Petite ovals large nestabilities. I have inked the edges with TH Distress Inks Tea Dye and Spun Sugar. I have used one of Lynnes sentiments from the Just Birthdays set. The friends sentiment is from an Inkadinkadoo set called Flower Sentiments. The flowers were from a candy some time ago and teamed up with some pearl brads. Finally the papers are from a First Edition pack called Sweet Owl distressed and inked accordingly!!!

Please check out my team mates for some fantastic iinspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:-

Marks Finest Papers - Things with wings,

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Anything Goes (optional sketch),

Totally Gorjuss - Birds of a feather,

Prairy Fairy Challenge - Pink and distressed,

THe Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Pink and a critter (not sure my bird applies but this is their last challenge),

Raise The Bar - Things with wings,

The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes,

Simon Says Challenge - Punches or die cuts,

Crafty Sentiments - Happy Birthday,

Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts,

Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes,

Emrald Faeries Garden - Pearls, and,

Marianne Design Divas - Bloom and Grow.

Only one more follower for 300 and a candy.


Friday, 23 September 2011

Less Is More Christmas Tree

Hi everyone, just a quick post before I go to get the children from school.
I wanted to enter the challenge at Less Is More this week because they are trying to get 1000 entries. My card is pretty simple, I have used an embossing folder from Papermania on pearlised card. I have chalked the image with pearlised chalk and then added details with glitter glue, gems and pearls. 
A nice quick Christmas card.

I am also entering the following challenges:- 

THe Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes, and,

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes.

Hope you like it.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

First DT post for The Stamping Boutique

Yes, you guessed it I have been asked to join the fantastic Design Team at The Stamping Boutique - what a complete privilege. I have loong admired Tracey's work and now I get to show them off. What could be better?

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Stamptacular Sunday this week and you could win 5 digis.

I have used Halloween Journal digi stamp.

and here it is................

I have used a card I won some time ago with a spiders web embossed on it. The paper at the side is from Bearly Mine Designs and you can find it here, it has been distressed and inked with Black Soot Distress ink. Th eimage has been coloured wit Promarkers and mounted on to black glitter card. The spider is a Cuttlebug die cut as is the Boo! and the bats are from a punch. The stamped sentiment on the post is from a Penny Black set called Spooky.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:-

Clearly Inspired Challenge - Glitter,

Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes,

4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing,

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Halloween/Fall cute card,

Sew Many Challenges - Halloween,

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes,

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Things With Wings,

Moving Along With the Times - Sparkle,

I love Promarkers - Travel (OK I know a bit tongue in cheek but witches travel on brooms!), and,

Papertake Weekly - Things With Wings.

Hugs to all

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #37 Get Well Soon

I can't believE it is time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments and I would like to thank everyone who entered our last challenge.

This time we would like you to make a

"GET WELL" card.

Our sponsor this fortnight is...................

Daisy's Digi Doodles and the DT could choose an image to use. I chose Li'l Honey and here she is.............................

.................. and I have just noticed what an awful picture this is - I will try and post a better one when I have some time!!!! Edited 16/9/11 that's better I think!!

I have used papers from Honey and Hugs pack by Papermania. The ribbon is actually American seem binding wrapped around the paper three times. A Marianne die cut swirl and some gems. The sentiment is made using the King and Queen font. I coloured the image with Promarkers and have glittered the bees wings.

I would also like to say hi to our new team members who are showing you their creations from this week - I hope you will go and show them some love. They are

Audrey G, Michelle, Carol, Lisa and Penny

 All the DT links are in my left sidebar.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes but must have a butterfly, angel or fairy,

Everybody Art - Flowers,

Papertake Weekly - Things with Wings,

Crafty Boots Challenge - Anything Goes,

I Did It Creations - Anything Goes, and,

Card Makin Mamas - Go digital.

Have fun everyone.


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Christmas Garland

I haven't managed to do this for a while - a post during the week whilst working and I did extra time on Monday!!!!

I just had to buy some of the new Sugar Nellie stamps after taking part in their blog hop recently. I have managed to use Christmas Garland  here. I have coloured it with Promarkers and added some glittery stuff to the hat - it is not ordinary glitter and the pot doesn't have a label on it. The shape is from and X Cut die and the backing is on red miricard. The papers are from the Polka Doodles CDRom - Magical Winter, and trust me you need both of them!!! I have mounted the DP on red card and followed the sketch at The Sugar Bowl below......

The papers were left over from my recent flurry of Christmas cards I made using the CD mentioned above.

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:-

One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes,

Pile It On - Layers,

Crafty Ribbons - Festive Cheer in September,

Littel Red Wagon - Die cuts, and,

The Sugar Bowl - use Erika's Sketch.

Thank you for visiting - off to bed now!!!


Monday, 12 September 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #98 Flower Power

Happy Monday everyone and here's hoping Mr Blogger has posted for me as I am working a few extra hours at the moment before I move to my new job (not my choice I hasten to add - redeployment).
Thank you so much to everyone who played along with our Make a gift bag or box challenge. It never ceases to amaze me how creative you all are.

For our next challenge we are asking you to

Use 5 or more flowers on your creation......

This is a card I made for a colleague of mine recently - I think the age is obvious!!!
I have used the Flower Fairy Rose and papers from the CD Rom Rose and Lavender. I used watercolour crayons and a bit of glitter on the wings. The numbers are Crafters Companion too - have had them fo ryears and finally using them! Here is a closeup...............

The embossed background is a cuttlebug folder - script texture and was done on pearlised card. I have distressed the papers using the Tim Holtz distresser and then inked the edges. I have used the Marianne Creatable Swirl leaf on white glitter card. I have used flowers (well glittered) and lace from my stash and here is another closeup..............

I look forward to seeing what you come up with - I know they will all be fabulous.
Don't forget to check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are on my laeft sidebar.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes,

Scrappy Frogs - Vintage,

Allsorts Challenge - Flowers and Swirls,

Fairytale Challenge - Flowers and lace,

Stamp Something Challenge - Anything Goes (Final Challenge),

Stampin' for the Weekend - Tickled Pink,

Do You Stack Up - Texture,

Paperplay Challenge - Two or more stamped images (not sure if my numbers count as images?),

Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes plus Fairy, Angel or Butterfly, and,

Bearly Mine Challenge - Flowers, flowers, flowers!

Have fun.


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Emerald Faerie - Isabella

I can't believe I have only just found these gorgeous images from The Emerald Faerie Garden, they are so cute. I have used the Isabella(digi) stamp, and here is a closer look..........

I have tried something I have seen on other cards - the shine down the front of her tights. I have used a Spellbinders die and then I went round the outside of the die for the layer underneath which is whitewash Core'dinations. Sje has been coloured with Promarkers and then the wings are glittered. The border is an EK Success punch out of pink glitter card. The swirl is a Marianne die. I made the flower using three different sized circles out of the same DP and whitewash card. I dietressed the edges and shaped them and just free handed the leaves - with added glitter for the veins. The DP is a First Editions pack called Spring Feast. Finally the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - a sentiment set called Dreamy Days. Oh and how could I forget the button at the centre of my flower - from the Papermania  Capsule collection.

I am entering the following challenges:-
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Buttons,

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Birthdays,

Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes but must have a fairy, butterfly or angel (2 out of 3 ain't bad!),

Little Red Wagon - Die Cut,

Bearly Mine Challenge - Flowers,

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes,

Digital Tuesdays - Fairy Wishes,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes,

Craft Your Passion - Flowers,

Magical Monday - Anything Goes (magical),

Getting Cricky - Winged THings,

One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi,

Pile It On - Use B's (Buttons, butterfly, border...), and,

Craft Your Days Away - Make your own flower.

Please let me know you visited as I love reading your comments. I notice I nearly have 300 followers so I feel a candy coming on.......


Monday, 5 September 2011

If you like Humphrey's Corner read on........

Here is what is going on...........

"On the 13th September 12 stamps and a twin CD set will be launched on Create and Craft as Pick of the Day and, as we've come to expect from this cute little guy, the range will have you coo'ing and aaah'ing! In typical Crafter's Companion style we'll be sharing with you some sneak peeks every day up until the big launch and we're also going to be giving you the chance to win the entire set - read on to find out more!!
As part of our launch celebrations, we're offering you the chance to win the full Humphrey range - that's the twin CD and all twelve stamps! All you need to do is add our little Humphrey badge (above) to your blog, linking back here and then pop back here to add yourself to our Mister Linky form below. We'll pick one winner at random on Tuesday 13th at 9am, and announce the winner on here. Good luck everyone!"

Hugs and good luck!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Magical Winter cards.

I always love to use Polka Doodles CDRoms and when I received the last two I actually made four cards pretty quickly. I used the

set which you can find here or if you are feeling lucky you could enter the candy that my Aud Sentiments teamy and boss is running at the moment. Check it out here - you have until 14th September to join in the fun.

Here are the other cards which all have glitter and a bit of glaze on them in places.



With a couple of the cards I have used the little toppers as inspiration and printed the background sheets off separately.
I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:-

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes,

Emerald Fairies Challenge - Buttons (there are some faux buttons on the last two cards hope they count),

Sparkles Forum Challenge - Santa (he features in two of my cards),

Divas by Design - Christmas in August,

For Fun Challenges - Christmas in August,

Stampavie and More - Christmas in Summer,

My Craft Spot - Sewing - faux/real (faux in the last card),

Winterlwonderland - Special friends (The first card is for a girl I went to University with and have kept in touch with ever since),

Simon Says Stamp-tember Blog Hop - Anything Goes.

Please let me know what you think and good luck with Auds Candy.


Thursday, 1 September 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #36 For A Girl

Another fortnight has rolled on by and the children go back to school next week - yeah I have survived the Summer Holidays!!!! What a fantastic number of entries for our Anything Goes and DT Call Challenge. Check out the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog to see who won and the DT's top picks.

For the next fortnight we would like sentiments themed around FOR A GIRL.................our sponsor is

and the team had some fantastic images to use. I chose to use Fairy Heart - perfect for my daughters 5th birthday card. I made her rather large as this is an A4 card with the fairy sitting on acetate and the number 5 behind. The number is from a Polka Doodles CDrom - Double Sprinkle of Kraft . I coloured the fairy with Promarkers and then covered her wings with Crafters Companion Iridescent Spray and Sparkle.

Here is a closeup to show the wings................

Please check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are on my sidebar.

Just a few challenges to enter............

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes,

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes,

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes,

LiaStampz - Birthdays,

Pile It On - Girls Just Want to have Fun,

One Stop Craft - Anything but a square,

Card Makin Mamas - Pink and,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Stamp-tember Blog Hop Anything Goes.

I look forward to seeing your entries and have fun!