Tuesday 31 August 2010

The Greeting Farm

Here are two cards I made for challenges over at Club Anya and Friends and the Greeting Farm. This first one follows a sketch at Club Anya. I have used Amy Butler papers from K & Co and some Bazzill cardstock in co-ordinating blue.

The second card is a Fresh Farm Friday challenge over at The Greeting Farm which again was a sketch. I have used a wonderful image that I was lucky enough to win recently and coloured it with Promarkers. I paper pieced the cap and shorts and the dress. All papers are from the Prima Paisley Road collection - I just love all the bright colours in it.Here is a wee close up

The button was from my stash and the sentiment is part of the same stamp set. It is called Sweet Tooth. As well as the FFF challenge I am entering this card into
Simon Says challenge - paper piecing
The Paper Players - anything goes
Bee Crafty - anything goes
Craft Emma - anything goes
Just Scraps - fussy cutting

Hope you like my cards and I would love it if you left a comment, they cheer me up no end

Monday 30 August 2010


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Sunday 29 August 2010

Daisy Doodles challenge time

Here is my DT card for this weeks' Daisy Doodles challenge which is anything goes. I have used Sissy and you can find her at the Daisy Doodles store. Even better news is that Miss Daisy is having a sale just now with 50% off everything in store. There is a gift certificate up for grabs for the lucky winner of the challenge so what are you waiting for.
 I have coloured Sissy with Promarkers. The papers are MME La Paperie and they have been distressed and inked up with Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet.  The cardstock is Bazzill. The borders were done with a Martha Stewart punch. Flowers are Prima and the pearl brads in the centres have been in my stash for ages. The raffia was from Bunny Zoe crafts. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and I have cut it out with Nestabilities and blended Victorian Velvet around it with some Cut N Dry foam.
I am entering this into the following challenges:

Stamp with Fun - card for a girl
Bee Crafty - anything goes
Craft Emma - anything goes
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Digi Doodles Shops Best - distressing

I hope you like and thank you for stopping by. Just a reminder that there is a great new challenge starting over at Daisy Doodles Forum and we will be choosing a Designer of The Month. Pop over and check it out

Going dotty With Karen's Doodles

This adorable image was a freebie from Karen's Doodles over on Facebook. The papers are Basic Grey Eerie and the ribbon and charm were from stash. This card is entered into the following challenges
Crafty Calender challenge<- sketch
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Bee Crafty - anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - animal antics
Karen's Doodles - polka dots

Thanks for visiting

Monday 23 August 2010

Challenges Galore!!!

This is a card made for Daisy Doodles, using their Tropicana image. Why not pop over HERE and have a look at what else is in store.
The image is coloured with Promarkers, papers are Basic Grey Ambrosia and I have added some Stickles around the rim of the glass for the frosting and on the cocktail brolly as well for a bit of sparkle.You can hardly make this out in the piccie though, may need to enlarge it. It's there, I promise! The crystal gems are by Kanban and the sentiment is HOTP. I have inked around the sentiment with orange chalk ink. 

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - sketch
Alice in Wonderland - use bling
Andrea's Stampin' Moments - Simply Squared
Stampin' 4 the weekend - Anything goes
Stamp Something - use digi
Dare u 2 digi - blooms
Digi Doodles Shops Best - anything goes
Fab n Funky - flowers

That must be a record amount of challenges I have entered with one card! Am exhausted now, must go have a cuppa.
Thanks for visiting.

Sunday 22 August 2010

Magnolia Time

I was just itching to ink up this fabulous Ballerina Tilda that I was lucky enough to win from Bev's blog I coloured with Promarkers and added some Stickles to her tiara for a bit of sparkle.  The papers are MME La Paperie and the cardstock is Stampin' Up!. The sentiment is also Stampin' Up! and I inked around the edges of it with some Blush chalk ink. The floral ribbon trim and rose are from my stash.
Staying with the Tilda theme I made a co-ordinating bookmark. I used a different stamp but the same papers and trim. The sentiment is another from SU! These items are entered in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Let's get Sentimental
Pixie Cottage #32 - Sketch and/or anything but a card.

That's all the crafty time I'll manage today, back to work tomorrow.
Thank you for coming to visit and for any comments you may leave

Poor ickle thing!!!

Isn't this the most fabulous image. It is called A Friend In Need and is by the very talented Karen Johnson. I have coloured the image with Promarkers.The papers are Basic Grey Oliver and the little dots are from my stash.  I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Karen's Doodles - animals
Sketch and Stash - challenge 42

thanks for visiting.

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Three into one does go!!

Well it does with this card anyway which I am entering into three challenges. Lovely day off today, have done a fair bit of housework and gardening so it seems only fair that I get to play as well, don't you think? The papers on this card are from the Basic Grey Oliver pad and the image and sentiment are from Whimsy Stamps. Image is coloured with Promarkers. The challenges I am entering this into are
Sketch Saturday
Stamp Something - Fairytale
Whimsy August challenge  - Anything Goes

thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Stampavie and Freshly Brewed challenges

Stampavie monthly challenge is a wonderful sketch from Bev. I have used one of my new Stampavie images which I was lucky enough to win recently. Isn't it so sweet? I coloured the image with Promarkers. The papers are from Basic Grey Olivia collection. The cardstock is from Stampin' Up! and I have used a Martha Stewart punch to make the looped strip of green. The sentiment is also SU and the flower and gem is from stash.
 This card is entered into
Freshly Brewed - Thank you

thank you for visiting

Monday 16 August 2010

New challenge!!!!

Daisy Doodles forum is starting a regular challenge- see below for details. To join the forum just pop over HERE

challenges will begin 1st September. Come join the fun!!!

Daisy Doodles Challenge time

The challenge over at Daisy Doodles is a colour challenge
Yellow + white or cream
I have used lovely bright yellow cardstock from Stampin' up! to make an easel card. The image is SunBEEm and is coloured with Promarkers. I have used a Martha Stewart corner punch to add some decorative corners to both the image and the card. This punch was part of a recent TSV which I couldn't resist!
The sentiment is SU! and the glimmer dots are from stash.
Pop over and join in the challenge, there is a gift certificate up for grabs.
I am entering my card into the following challenges
Freshly Brewed - Thank you
Charisma Cardz - Easel card

Friday 13 August 2010

Back from Holidays!!

I've been away caravanning for a week and it was lovely - however, I was having withdrawal symptoms as I had no crafty time whatsoever!! This card has been made using the image SunBEEm from Daisy Doodles. You can find this and many more great images here

I have coloured the image with Promarkers and the papers are MME La Paperie. Cardstock is SU. I am entering this card in
 Friday Sketchers challenge and
Digi Doodles Shops Best - flowers
Simon Says - summertime blues

Thursday 5 August 2010

Will it or won't it??

If you are reading this post then it means that my first attempt at scheduling a post for a future date has worked :0)
This card uses the one of the fab Mikey images from Charmed Cards. The papers are Basic Grey, cannot remember which collection at present. The Buttons are from my stash and the sentiment is Stampin' Up! The layout of the card is this weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday.
Hope you likey. Thanks for any comments you may leave.

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Wonderful Wednesday!!

I had a lovely back, neck and shoulder massage this morning so am feeling nice and chilled. Then I get to come home and craft- boy I love being off work!!!Shame the weather isn't a bit better though.
This card is my first Christmas card. I wouldn't have even considered making it yet but for the challenges. Goodness knows when the next one will get tackled.
The wonderful image is Kai in the Snow by Mo Manning. He is coloured with Promarkers. The paper is Eskimo Kisses by Basic grey and the doily reminded me of a big snowflake so fitted quite well. The sentiment is SU! This card is entered into the following challenges:
Mo's digital challenge - Christmas in July
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Sketch and Stash - the sketch.

thanks for visiting

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Three Challenges Tuesday!!

This card is just perfect for a friend who is getting married soon. I thought I would struggle with the "White on White" but I am pleased how it turned out. The image is by the very talented Karen Johnson and is lightly coloured with Promarkers. I embossed some white card using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to mat the image on. Both the mat and image were had the edges inked with a nude chalk ink. The flower, pin, pearls, bead and brad are Stampin' Up! as is the sentiment which has been cut out with my Nestabilities. I then added some more bling with Diamond Stickles around the bottom of the dress and in the flowers.
This card is entered into
Sir Stampalot Bring on The Bling-you might have to enlarge the piccie
Karen's Doodles - White on White
Simon Says - going DOTTY

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Monday 2 August 2010

Freddy Goes West Blog Hop

Howdy Pardners!! Why thank yer kindly for comin' over to help me save the town! If yer be coming from Monika's that thar blog, yer be in the right place! Now I have a lil' 'ole letter for yer and that be the letter "P". Now yer be leavin' me a comment thar below so I knows yer bin roun' my way and then I's gonna be sending yer on yer ways over to that thar Jane.
If y'all get lost, I'll be puttin' a list below for y'all to look see.
Have a great time y'all! Ther's prizes to be won and this hoppin will run til 15th August.
Darn Tootin!!!

Daisy Doodles Challenge Blog
Susan and Emma
Shazza (yer be visitin me jus' now)
Daisy Doodles Store

I has entered my card and bookmark into Midnight Madness sketch and Passion for Promarkers which is to use green , that be what that thar green cardstock and green cactus is for.Join in this 'ere challenge by makin' a card +1 other item with a Western theme.
During this here hop I is to be called by my Wild West name - the Wild Frontier Legend that was Mollie Johnson - Referred to as the Queen of the Blondes, Johnson was a leading Madam during Deadwood, South Dakota's gold boom. YEE-HAA!!!!!!!

Y'all have fun now d'ya hear!!!!

Sunday 1 August 2010

TGF 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!!

Hey all! It's hard to believe that just TWO short years ago, Marie had a couple of 4x6 sets for sale, a brand new blog, and watched Pink Poison become The Greeting Farm. Two years later, after some big dreams realized (including their first trip to Anaheim for CHA!), after seeing some AMAZING designers work their magic for them, the Greeting Farm goes from strength to strength!

TWO YEARS and TWO BLOGS later, The Greeting Farm invites YOU to be a part of the celebration!
So tonight at 7pm the blog hop began. If you arrived here as part of the hop then welcome. If not you need to pop over to the TGF blog HERE to go to the start.
I hope you like the card I made for the hop. I adore The Greeting Farm stamps, just don't own enough of them....yet!! The gorgeous image is coloured with Promarkers and the equally gorgeous papers are Basic Grey Capella.Cardstock is Stampin'Up! The wonderful sketch if this weeks' one over at Mojo Monday.
Thanks for visiting. I would love it if you could leave a comment