Thursday, 23 February 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge #48 Midway reminder

Hi everyone, it's Thursday and time for some more inspiration for the current challenge at Aud Sentiments which is ......


pretty easy then!!!!!

Click here to enter the current challenge.

Our sponsor is AI Factory

and here is my inspiration for you........

and now for a better piccie of each one!!!!!


and last but not least...

I have used my Promarkers for colouring the images, distress inks around the edges, Coredinations whitewash card as the matt - with distressed edges. The image has been cut out using a Spellbinders die - Labels 15. The tags were bought ages ago but I have distressed them and stamped a Wild Orchid sentiment on them. Then used various embellishments - buttons, ribbon and twine.

I hope to see you all playing along.

I am entering these cards in the following challenges;-

Crafts and Me - Shades of Spring,

Crafty Creations - Fancy Folds,

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Buttons and Ribbon,

Penny's Papercrafty Challenge - Anything Goes,

The Pixie Cottage - Buttons and/or sketch,

THe Sisterhood of Crafters - Digis,

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Ribbons and Buttons,

The Crazy Challenge - Use a die cut or punch, and,

Pile It On - Sending Happiness.

Hugs to you all

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #40 Midway reminder

Good Morning everyone, I have a little surprise for you. As you know I was on the team at the Die Cut Dreams Challenge which recently had to close. Well, the wonderful owner of DCD - Susie Sugar - asked me if I would like to be a Guest Designer at the Totally Tilda Challenge - so no guesses for my answer - doh! Yes of course. Any road up Susie decided to have a bit of a reorganisation and asked me to become a permanent member of the team. To say I am over the moon would be an understatement. Since becoming a blogger I have fallen in love with Magnolia stamps so to be invited to join a team of Tilda lovers is to say the least the pinnacle of my blogging career.

OK, enough drivel, here is my card to remind you of the challenge currently running over at Totally Tilda ......................


......................... and here is my card using

Koala Tilda.

...isn't she cute. I have coloured her using Promarkers and then put her in front of the outline of Australia - I thought that was appropriate!!! I have used various stamps from the Papermania urban collection - the birds and the tag. The background paper is from a Craft Artist digikit called Forbidden City.

Here is a closeup.............

The fern in the corner was a punch - I have coloured the pieces with distress inks. Then I put the heart button on top with some twine to finish it off. I used the punched out card as a stencil and used the distress inks again. 

To enter the challenge go to this post at Totally Tilda, and have fun.

I would love to know what you think.

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

Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes,

Alpahbet Challenge - A is for Animal Antics,

Just Magnolia - Tag It,

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Paws for Thought,

Passion for Promarkers - Distressing,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes, and,

Magnolia-licious Highlites - Vintage/Shabby Chic.

Hugs to you all.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Fairy and Butterfly from The Stamping Boutique

Good afternoong everyone, it really is horrible and wet here! So here is a card to lift your spirits - hopefully.

using the Fairy and Butterfly image from The Stamping Boutique. Here is a closeup...............

I printed the silhouette onto a paper from one of my Craft Artist digikits. The background paper is from a Crafters Companion CD - I don't know which as it was in my scrap box. The flowers are from 3 Birds - Perfectly Pretty Petals kit with a black jewel brad in the middle from Papermania. The butterflies were a birthday pressie from my mate Crafty Kitten - thanks darling. I have used a Spellbinders Shapeability - Bird Flourishes  cut out of black glitter card for the foliage under the flowers. Finally I stamped the sentiment from an Aspects of design sheet called Daisy Daydreams - designed by Kay Carley - just love her work.

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

Crafty Catz Challenge - Favourite things (Die cuts, butterflies and fairies and pink and purple oh and a bit of blong), also sponsored by The Stamping Boutique,

Polkadoodles - Recipe :- 1 Image, 2 DPs (behind the fairy and then the background) and three embellishments (flowers, brads and butterflies),

Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power,

Sparkles Forum Challenge - Things with Wings,

The Saturday Challenge - Bingo (Gems (in the brads), Brads and glitter), also sponsored by The Stamping Boutique,

Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything with wings, and,

Truly Scrumptious - All creatures great and small.

Please let me know you visited.


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge # 47 More Inspiration

Hi everyone, it's Thursday and time for some more inspiration for the current challenge at Aud Sentiments which is ......

 Anything But A Card With A Sentiment.

Click here to enter the current challenge.

Our sponsor is Stamp and Create

who will give the winner a $20 voucher - brilliant.

Here is my inspiration - a bit picture heavy I'm afraid





I used Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper which has been die cut using some X-cut heart dies. I have linked them together with some ribbon  and twine I bought in a £1 shop. I have added a couple of the fairy images from Stamp and Create - called Rhiannon and Laila and you can find them here. I have coloured them with Promarers and glitter. I have added a rub on for the sentiment, which can be seen in the last picture. The butterflies and dragonfly are chipboard shapes which have been covered in distress ink.

I would like to enter my wall hanging in the following challenges:-

I Love Promarkers - Love Is In The Air,

Crafty Sentiments - Let's Get Girly,

Digital Tuesday - Pink/Red,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes,

Shopping Our Stash - Hearts/Valentines and/or lace,

Truly Madly Crafty Challenge - Ribbon and Bling,

Little Claire's Challenge - Anything but a Card, and,

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Die Cuts or Punches.

Have fun everyone,


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Stamping Boutique sponsors Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Hi everyone it's Wednesday, I hope the weather is being kind to you.  If you would like the chance to win some fabulous digis,  The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - their sketch this week is below............

and here is my interpretation of it.

I am using the image that was issued as a freebie on the latest Stamping boutique journal - you can find the link to sign up for the journal here in the right sidebar. You can also find the image in the shop she is called Audrey's Heart.

I have coloured her with Promarkers and added glitter around the heart. The heart itself has been coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink - Worn Lipstick.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Creative Stamping Challenge - Valentine,

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Pink and Red,

Hooked on Crafts Challenge - Hearts,

House of Gilli Love challenge,

Lollipop Crafts Challenge - Make a valentines day card,

Stamps R Us Challenge - Valentine/Love,

Truly Madly Crafty Challenge - Ribbon and Bling,

Dream Valley Challenge - Valentine,

Gingerloft Challenge - Love is in the air,

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Marriage,

One Stop Craft Challenge - For the one I Love,

Crafty Anns Challenge - Love is in the Air,

Stampin for the Weekend - Embossing, and,

Emaerald Faeries Challenge - Be My Valentine.

Let me know what you think - still having problems with the photos so no close ups today.



Friday, 3 February 2012

The Stamping Boutique Alice In Wonderland new release

Just had to pop on this morning to let you all know about the new Alice In Wonderland stamps from Tracey Malnofski - you just have to check them out here.

And here they are

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland Teacups

Alice In Wonderland Cheshire Cat

Alice In Wonderland Queen Of Hearts

Just click on the title and it will take you straight to that digital image. They are absolutely fantastic.

Have fun