Tuesday 28 September 2010

Here's what I did on Sunday!

I was at a local crop on Sunday and managed a scrapbook page for the first time in what seems like ages. These pictures of my boys were taken on our holidays in August, wish the weather was like that now.The patterned paper is Rustic Gems by Diane's Daughters and I cut it into the scallop shape. The letter, ribbon and chipboard shape are all from a kit I got from QVC about two years ago. I really must get some more scrapping done as I have a ton of photos to get through.
I also managed to colour some images.

This one is from Kenny K, isn't she fabulous? I won her in a recent challenge. She has been coloured with Promarkers. The DP is Memory Box Glitterati and the matting is all Stampin' UP! cardstock. The flowers were made with my medium retro flower punch and some gems from my stash. I am entering this card into the following challenges
Kenny K - sketch
Paper Romance - make your own flowers

thanks for visiting

Monday 27 September 2010

It's Daisy Doodles Challenge time

This weeks challenge is "Critters" so you must use animals or bugs of some sort on your card. I have used the adorable Wrinkles on my card and you can buy him over at the Daisy Doodles shop. While you are there check out the fab $1 section and bag a bargain!!The winner of this challegne will get a $5 gift certificate.
Wrinkles had been coloured with Promarkers and all the cardstock is Stampin' Up! Earth Elements collection. I chalked around the edges of the image and cardstock with SU chalks for definition. The flower is made from SU papers punched out using the Scalloped Circle punch and secured in the centre with a brad.
Here's a closer look at Wrinkles
There's still time to enter the Designer of The Month challenge at the Daisy Doodles Forum.
I hope you'll join us this week,
My card is entered into the following challenges
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Craftalicious - Autumn colours
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes
Scrappy Frogs - make your own flowers
Stamptacular Sunday - fall colours
Craft Emma - animal antics

Stamp Something  - fall colours
Passion for Promarkers - make your own flowers

thanks for visiting

Saturday 25 September 2010

Kenny K meets Simons Say Stamp

I just love this image from Kenny K and she was a joy to colour. I used different Promarker colours to my usual Blush and Sunkissed Pink. I was checking out Bev's blog the other day and she uses an Oatmeal, Apricot and Coral combo. I was pleased with the result, she looks more tanned than pale and interesting so thanks Bev!
The papers are from the Olivia collection by Basic Grey, flowers are Prima and the brads are from stash. The cardstock was trimmed with decorative scissors which I had forgotten I had. I used a piercing tool all around the image and then did faux stitching with a Sakura Glitter gel pen. The little gems were from a Kanban kit I got many moons ago from QVC.
This card is entered, as the title of the post suggests, in to the following challenges
http://kennykkraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com/ - stitch it
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ - sketch

thanks for visiting today. I made this card last night and have had no crafty time today as I was working. Going to a crop tomorrow though so that will make up for it. Have a good Saturday night

Friday 24 September 2010

Beatrix Potter Winter collection

Crafters Companion have just launched A Winter's Tale collection of their Beatrix Potter range. Alongside the launch they are running a challenge to make a card using the new images. Their monthly challenge is a sketch so I have combined both challenges with this card. The papers and image are free downloads from Crafter's Companion. I have used Taken with Teal cardstock from Stampin' Up! for matting and lots of Diamond Stickles for bling which doesn't really stand out in the picture. The gems are from Kanban.
Details of both challenges are HERE

thanks for visiting, have a good weekend x

Thursday 23 September 2010

Another baby card

I am late with this card. The image was a free one given out by
Digi Doodles for their challenge last week. I never got time to make the card up in time to enter but will enter it in another few instead.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and matted on some silver cardstock which has been cut out with Nesties. The papers are Memory Box Glitterati and a strip of MME( the blue). The ribbon and sentiment are SU! and the gems were in my stash.
I am entering this in
Midnight Madness - #72
AI Factory - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything baby
Craft Emma - baby bonanza

Here is the fab storage my clever hubby rustled up yesterday. He used MDF and I painted it with Adirondack Dabbers in Raspberry and Espresso. It is stored on it's side but is flat down in the piccie- you still get the idea. Cost the grand total of £6.80 :0)

thanks for visiting and for any comments you may leave, they are soooo appreciated.

Wednesday 22 September 2010

It's Daisy Doodles Time!!

My friend had a gorgeous little boy last week so I made a card for her and am off shopping to look for something cute later. The image and banner are from Daisy Doodles and you can find them and many more fab images HERE. While you are there check out the $1 section and bag yourself a bargain. Why not pop over to the forum HERE and enter our Designer of The Month challenge.

I have used Promarkers to colour the blocks and the banner, the DP is Basic Grey Granola and I have used some cardstock from stash for matting. The loops down the edge were done with a Martha Stewart punch.  I am entering this card into the
Basic Grey challenges - sketch
Ooh La La Creations - use sentiment as main image
Craft Emma - Baby Bonanza

thanks for visiting, I am off to paint something fabulous that my hubby has made for me today. I will blog it later to show you

Saturday 18 September 2010

Time to Rock!

This is one of the fabulous images available from Kenny K. I have coloured him with Promarkers(which my lovely hubby has just ordered more of for me). The DP is Basic Grey. I also used a strip of pearlescent blue cardstock which I embossed using a Cuttlebug folder and some other Kraft cardstock for matting. The sentiment, metalware and brads are all from Stampin' Up!
I am entering this in the following challenges
Kenny K - embossing
Charisma Cards - sketch
Creative Cottage - boy's birthday card

Thank you for coming by my blog, hope you have a lovely Saturday

Thursday 16 September 2010

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

I love this image from Whimsy Stamps and the sentiments that go with it are all comical. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and the papers are Memory Box Glitterati. I have used some blue pearlescent cardstock for matting and added 3 flatback pearls which are from the Pretties Kit by Stampin' Up!

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Whimsy challenges - Pretty Pearls

thanks for visiting my little part of cyberspace

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Fun in the Sugarbowl

The current challenge over the The Sugar Bowl is a sketch with the optional theme of buttons. Just as well the buttons are optional as I forgot all about them when making my card last night lol!
I have used one of the Gorjuss images from Sugar Nellie. The papers are Memory Box Glitterati and the gems are from stash.
I haven't added a sentiment as yet, will wait and see who I send the card to.

I am also entering this into the Karber weekly challenge which is to create a card for a girl.
Thanks for popping by, have a good day x

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Another Crimbo card done and dusted!

No I am not being organised, simply making a card for a challenge. The image is by the very talented Mo Manning and is coloured with Promarkers. I have used Basic Grey DP, Figgy Pudding possibly??
I have used Stickles on the trim and bobble of the hat and around the edge of the DP. The snowflake charm and jewel brad were in my stash.
This card is entered into the following challenges
Simon Says  - holiday fun
Sketch Saturday - #120 sketch
Our Daily Bread Designs - sparkle
Digi Doodles Shops Best - use a charm

Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave, I love reading them

Monday 13 September 2010

Challenges and more over at Daisy Doodles

We have a new challenge for you over at Daisy Doodles of "Keep it Simple with ONE embellishment". I have used Sissy for my card, simply matted on a Kraft card blank. The imgae is coloured with Promarkers and the ribbon is by Stampin' Up!
You can find this and many more images HERE
There's a 50% of SALE going on just now, lots of buy one get one free and some free frame images if you spend $5 or more. What are you waiting for?

We have had an idea that we are hoping everyone will get involved in.
We like to keep things fresh and now it's time for a change, we need new badges!
Do you think you can help us?

Here's what you would need to do.
Design a badge that you think would fit in with the Daisy Doodles theme.
It can be drawn, made up as a card, made digitally, however is easiest for you.

It would need to be light and fresh looking (no Dark colours) and of course have a daisy in there somewhere!
Other than that, you have free licence to see what you can come up with.
We would just need a pic of the final result (Jules will make up all badges needed using the winners idea as a template to work from)
The winner will be picked from all entries by the whole team.

The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store AND 2 pairs of Fiskars hand punches,
these have a retail value of £16/$25!!!!

There's also still out Daisy Doodles forum challenge to be Designer of the Month. Visit the forum HERE

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Paper Romance - clean and simple
Fab n Funky - anything goes
Your Next Stamp - anything goes

have a good day, I must dash off to work now


Friday 10 September 2010

Some new stash

I took ownership of my very first Clarity stamps this week. Here's the card I made for a friend's birthday using them.
I have paper pieced her kimono and the parasol. The backing paper was in my stash, goodness knows where it originated. The sentiment is a HOTP stamps.  I am entering this card into the following
Paper Players - clean and simple
Paper Romance - clean and simple

thanks for stopping by x

Going Vintage!

No I am not referring to my impending 40th birthday....
This card uses a gorgeous image from Charmed Cards "Boy oh Boy" collection. I have coloured him in sepia tones using Promarkers. The papers are MME La Paperie and they have all been distressed and inked. The sentiment is Stampin' Up! and I have cut it out using my Nesties. I then added a few little pearls to the bottom of the card.
I am entering this in the following challenges
Sketch and Stash - #43 sketch
Fresh Brewed - brown
Bunny Zoe - vintage
Stamptacular Sunday - distress it
Stampin 4 the Weekend - vintage
Papercraft Star - photo inspiration
Stamp Man - distressing

Some other news is that over at Some Odd Girl they have a contest to name one of their new images. Great prizes to be won so go check it out!
Who is I... Someoddgirl.com

Thanks for visiting and for any much appreciated comments you may leave
Have a good weekend

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Search for a Sweetie

Sugar Nellie have a DT call on. See HERE for details. You have to make a card following the sketch they have provided and of course own plenty Sugar Nellie stamps.
I have made two cards, using the same image but different colouring mediums. The first card is coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils,the papers are Memory Box and the flowers were made using Retro Flower punches.
For the second card  the image was coloured with Promarkers, the papers are MME Bloom and grow and the flowers are from stash. I have inked around the edges of all the papers. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiments on the cards are both from Stampin' Up! and have been cut out using Nestabilities.
I am entering these into the following challenges as well as the DT call.
Crafty Emma - flowers
Alys Sunday Challenge - use pink
Lexi's creations - flowers

Here's a close up of the images

thanks for visiting


Sunday 5 September 2010

First Forum challenge over at Daisy Doodles!!

Hi! And a great big welcome to YOU!

Daisy Doodles is so glad that you want to join the challenge here on the Forum which starts 06/09/2010.

As with every challenge there are rules, so please, follow them.

The themes will change each month but the rules will remain the same.

Rules and details

*You must use a Daisy Doodles image on your creation for every challenge.

*The creation photo or link to the photo must be posted on the forum.

If you create a link, please be sure that it's to the photo directly.

Should you post to a forum like SCS, CDAC or a gallery like Flickr, etc. please use DDDOTM

*You can enter as many times as you like but a different Daisy Doodle image must be used.

*Your entry must be a new creation and posted on or after the start of the challenge.

#Each challenge will run for the entire month.

# The prize for each month's winner is:

1. Title: the DD Designer of the Month

2. Shown on Forum and the DDCC blog with link to your blog. (and the newsletter)

3. You will have your name on a permanent list of DDDOTM on the Forum and DDCC blog.

4. And last, but definitely not least, you will receive a Gift Certificate to the Daisy's Digi Doodles Store

for $10.00

There is a tutorial for those of you that may need help in posting your photo to the forum.

You will find that tutorial under QUESTIONS.

The theme for the month of September is "Anything Goes". I have made a card using Freddie Goes West and a mini suitcase using Big Cheese. The suitcase is filled with Babybel cheese for my youngest son who just adores them.I coloured all images with Promarkers and the cardstock is from Stampin' Up!  The tutorial for the suitcase I found over at Suzanne's Blog. Isn't it sweet?
 Here are individual pics of them

I am entering the card into the
Passion for Promarkers challenge which is teddy bears this week. and
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen - Anything goes
Good Luck to you, and enjoy the Forum and the DDDOTM challenge

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Sugarbowl time!!

It seems like ages since I played in The Sugarbowl.  Another great sketch this week and the added option of pearls. I have rotated the sketch to fit my Gorjuss image. I tried out a new way of colouring the hair after watching a Copic Tutorial by Susanna over at Scrap Bitz. I haven't suddenly acquired Copics, just thought I could apply the same principles to my Promarkers. What do you think??? A bit more practice required methinks!
The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey Olivia and the pearls were added with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Silver. I haven't added a sentiment yet as I am waiting to see who I decide to send it to.
Hope you like and I would love it if you come back soon

High Hopes blog hop

Click on the blinkie in my side-bar to be transported and check out all the fab new releases from High hopes. There is a blog hop today and there is lots of inspiration to be found from their amazing DT.