Monday 31 January 2011

Challenge # 27

It's that time again! Time for a new challenge over at Daisy Doodles. This challenge is "Red and a Sentiment" ....using a sentiment as your focal point. Miss Daisy has a free set of Valentine Sentiments for you to use HERE. You must use a Daisy Doodles product on your project. The winner by random pick will receive a Gift Certificate from Daisy's Digi Doodles.
I have used the cute Doodlebug on my card which you can find, along with the sentiment and the background paper over at the store.
I am entering my card into the following challenges

Creative Cowgirls - love is in the air
Creative Inspirations Paint - Love
I Did It Creations - Red
Craft Your Days Away - Love

Hope you'll join us this week

Friday 28 January 2011

My first tea-light card

This is my first attempt at a tea-light card after seeing them on a few blogs. Actually, the little box may be used to house various things instead of tea-lights. I think I'll make some more filled with chocolates(yum)
I have used the gorgeous Hippie Chick from the Simply Sassy range of stamps, exclusively available from Sugar Nellie. I just love her big eyes and have a wee wish list going which I am hoping to score a few off of later this evening!!

I have coloured her with Promarkers and did my first attempt at red hair, what do you think?
The cardstock used is Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up! and the papers are Ella Blue by GCD. The decorative edges were done with a Martha Stewart punch and the ribbon used to close the card is from my stash.  Here's what it looks like inside

As you can see there's a pocket inside the front cover which has a tag in it for writing your message.The pocket has been edged with the MS punch as well.  The box is secured with more ribbon. Here is a closer look at the gorgeous image
I have already entered the GDT call over at Simply Sassy. See my post HERE if you want to know what it's about. I am entering this project too although when I see the other entries I somehow think I'm on a hiding to nothing......there are lots of amazing cards.
As well as the GDT call I am entering this into the following challenges
Penny's Paper-Crafty  - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - fabulous flowers
Simply Create - use punches
Stamp With Fun - blue and brown

So glad it is the weekend, time to relax and go internet crafty shopping!!! Hope you all have a good weekend and thanks for stopping at my blog x

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Fresh Brewed Photo Inspiration Challenge

We have a new challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs week and that challenge is PHOTO INSPIRATION. You have until Tuesday, Feb. 1 to enter your creations. Here is the photo we are using:

Also, don't forget our BIG BLOG HOP on March 1 to introduce our NEWEST images on red rubber (now mounted or unmounted)! Heather, owner and illustrator/designer of Fresh Brewed Designs has come up with some FABULOUS new images! If you'd like to help us advertise, grab the badge below for your blog, then e-mail Heather at and let her know you are displaying the badge. You will be entered into our prize drawing!!

For our challenges, you are not required to use a FRESH BREWED DESIGNS image, but if you have one, we'd LOVE to see it!! You can find a wide array of images at Fresh Brewed store in digi form or red rubber on certain images and there is a section of super cute FREEBIES as well. For my card I have used Queen for The Day. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and the papers are Basic Grey Sultry.

I inked the edges of all the papers and added some pale green pearls to each corner.
Hope you like my card and will come and join us this week. I am entering my card into the following challenges
The Crafty Pad - girly
Craft your Passion  - use 2 patterned papers
Woodware USA - anything goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - let's relax
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - sketch # 45

Bye for now

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Anyone for Cake?

Oh I just love cupcakes- those and muffins, especially those made by my friend Erika- DELICIOUS!!!Daisy Doodles have a great new set in the store called Treat Time which contains 5 different yummy cake images. I have used number 3 on my card. The image is coloured with Promarkers and the DP is Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey. The sentiment is Stampin' Up and the ribbon and brads are from stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Simon Says - BINGO: I used brads, ribbon and flowers (on the ribbon)
2 Sisters - sketch
Basic Grey - flower power and BG item
Everybody-Art - my favourite thing

thanks for visiting, I appreciate any comments, they brighten my day

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Fresh Brewed Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS Valentine's Blog Hop and New Image Release! If you are getting here from Tracey's blog then you are at the right place! If not, then please go back to Heather's Coffee Break to the start of the hop!
For those of you who are staying, we want to begin by thanking you for taking time out of your schedule to hop along with us. This hop will feature some of the many newly released Valentine's digis available TODAY in the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop . These images are all lovey and sweet; the perfect way to tell your someone special how you feel about them. I created a card with the image Cute Owl and matching sentiment.
The DP is from Basic Grey Curio collection and the cardstock is SU! The little red heart is from my stash of buttons. Here's a closer look at the little cutie who has been coloured with Promarkers.

Everyone hopping today will be entered in a random drawing for a Fresh Brewed Prize, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog you hop to. Everyone who snagged the Jan 19 blog badge and emailed Heather will be entered twice!

For every 10 hop participants, there will be an extra image added to the prize package for this hop, which means the more you share; the more there will be to win.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Your next hop stop will be Neeti

Before you leave I want to let you in on a little secret! Fresh Brewed Designs is getting ready for another Rubber Stamp Release!!! Heather has designed several new stamps to add to the shop including the Cutie Pie featured on the badge below and some new coffee girls. The hop and release will be on March 1. Heather has created this badge and is asking us all to help spread the word by adding it to our sidebar and linking it back to Freshly Brewed Challenges . IF YOU DO add the badge, head over to the challenge blog, email Heather and let her know. She will add you to a drawing for a special prize that will be announced after the March 1 hop.
Thanks again for hopping with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.

I would like to enter this card into the following
Fussy and Fancy - sketch
Passion for Promarkers - love
Aly's Sunday Challenge - things with wings
Pile it On - anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - use hearts

Have a good day

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Not So Golden Locks!

This is a really short post as I am running out of time this evening and need to put my youngest to bed. This card is for two challenges, Simon Says and Kraftin' Kimmie.
Apologies for the slightly squint photo. The image is the only Kraftin' Kimmie one I have (which I need to rectify soon) and she is called Goldilocks. I decide to give her hair a respray  but I'm not sure it suits her at all. Anyway, I didn't have time to colour the image again so here she is. I used Promarkers to colour her. The Dp is Bella Blue from GCD and the cardstock, ribbon and gems are from my stash.
Here's a closer look at her new hair colour lol!

I think i'm gonna go back in and do some more shading on the hair as it is too light on one side. Anyway, meantime I am entering it into
Simon Says Stamp - sketch( which I have rotated to fit the image)
Kraftin' Kimmie  - fancy florals

Must go, tooth brushing supervision required.
Bye for now

Monday 17 January 2011

Daidy Doodles challenge #26

The challenge this week over at Daisy Doodles is "ANYTHING GOES" so long as you use a Dasiy Doodles image. My card is using Flower + Vase image which can be purchased  HERE. There are some fabulous new products this month, you'll see them all on the front page - such great prices too!

The image has been coloured with Promarkers. The gorgeous paper is from Basic Grey Curio collection which I got last week. The cardstock is Old Olive by Stampin' Up! which has been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is HOTP.
Here's a closer look at the image

I am entering my card into the following challenges
Sketch Saturday - sketch 138
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - anything goes
2 Sisters - flowers
Stampin' Sisters in Christ  - something new (mine is the papers)
OSAAT - new

I really hope you will come and join us at Daisy Doodles this week.
Thank you for visiting

Thursday 13 January 2011

Not so shabby new stash

These gorgeous papers are Prima, Annalee collection. There are soooo many lovely designs - as soon as they arrived yesterday I had to use them. I also used my new Swiss Pixies image from CC Designs. The image is coloured with Promarkers (jsut for a change). The cardstock and sentiment are Stampin' Up! and the ribbon and sparkly dots are from my stash. I stitched around the panels for some added interest.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Shabby Tearoom - sketch
Meljen's Designs - square cards
Paper Play - cute patootie
Creative Cowgirls - something new

thanks for popping by and for any comments you may leave.

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Fresh Brewed Challenge 30

Welcome to another Fresh Brewed Challenge. This week we have a simple colour challenge.

Black, White + One Other Colour

I have used the wonderful Latte Bouquet again. The image is coloured with Promarkers, the sentiment, pearls and Chocolate Chip cardstock are Stampin' up! and the pearlescent white card is from my stash.
Pop over to the Fresh Brewed Blog and see what my fellow teamies came up with.  If you want  a Fresh Brewed image for FREE to use for the challenge then see HERE for details.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Sketch Saturday - the layout
My Time To Craft  - chocolate
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - use a digi
Karber Weekly - Digi stamp and pearls
Crafty Ho - monochromatic

Amazing how many challenges you can find that fit a card which was made for just one isn't it?
Having a lovely day off. Slept in this morning so had half an hour to get the boys ready and out to school. Then I went back to bed. These meds are really making me sleep. I suppose sleeping in once in 7 years isn't bad :0)
thanks for visiting and I really hope you will joining with our challenge this week.

Tuesday 11 January 2011

New beginnings

Well, this week is the start of my new healthy eating regime......I'm starving! Can you hear my tummy rumbling lol?
The image used is Home...Sweet Home and can be found over at  Daisy Doodles along with lots of new images and papers for January.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers. The paper is from my newly acquired Basic Grey Curio pad which just arrived yesterday. The carstock is Stampin' up! and I printed the sentiment off on my PC.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings
Basic Grey - dots & BG item
Cupcake Craft - something new
Pollycraft - something new
Stamp Something - use digi

Thanks for visiting

Sunday 9 January 2011

Simply Sassy GDT call

This card is my entry to the Simply Sassy GDT call which you can read all about over HERE.
I absolutely love the Simply Sassy images from Sugar Nellie. They are all so beautiful and a pleasure to colour. This image is called Hippie Chick. I have coloured her with Promarkers. The beautiful paper is from the GCD collection Ella Blue. The cardstock is all Stampin' Up! as is the sentiment and the edges have all had Tumbled Glass Distress Ink blended onto them with some cut 'n' dry foam.  Her is a closer look at the image

I hope you like my card and really, really, hope the girls on the Simply Sassy DT like it. Wish me luck.

Saturday 8 January 2011

Snowy Saturday

Yes, I woke up to a fair bit of snow this morning. Took me ages to clear it all of the car before going to work!. Would much rather have stayed at home crafting.
I made this card last night. The Magnolia image and sentiment a friend stamped for me about 18 months ago and never got round to using. Tilda has been coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet and the pearlescent cardstock is from a pile of assorted colours I have in my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Craft your Days Away - anything goes
Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - use old stash
Sketch & Stash - #52

Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a good weekend and if you have the snow, stay warm indoors x

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Sugar Bowl Time

The Sugar Bowl challenge is celebrating their 2nd birthday so there are double the prizes to be won.  I have used this gorgeous image and I think that I feel just like this ickle piggy - stuffed full after all the festivities and just want to lounge around!
I have used Basic Grey Kioshi papers and Stampin' Up! carstock, everything was inked around the edges with purple chalk ink. The sentimnet is HOTP and the crystals are from my stash.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Sugar Bowl - sketch
Aly's Sunday Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Emma - anything goes

I apologise for the quality of the pics, it is very dull here today.
Thanks for visiting my part of the blogosphere

Fresh Brewed challenge #29

Welcome to a New Year with Fresh Brewed Challenges. We are kicking off with a great sketch.

I opted to keep my card quite simple and loved using the neutral tones.
 The image I have used is Latte Bouquet, which you can buy HERE. I have coloured the image using Promarkers, the papers are My Mind's Eye. Cardstock, ribbon and sentiment are from Stampin' Up!.
The border was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Passion for Promarkers - thank you cards
Craft your Passion - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - All things new (the image is new)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

I hope you will join in with the challenge this week. Also watch out for our AWESOME NEW RELEASES being showcased on our BLOG HOP, Jan. 19, 2011 - that's in 2 weeks, so mark those calendars!!

Thanks for visiting

Monday 3 January 2011

Daisy Doodles challenge #25

Well it is our first challenge of 2011 and it is Past or Present. . Remember you must use a Daisy Doodle image to qualify to win. t". You can make a new card ... "Present" or you can go back and use a past card that you have made ..... "Past". This is the only time that you can use a card that has been previously posted.
 This challenge will end at 7:00 pm EST January 16th.
I have used a PAST card as I have been chasing my tail somewhat! I decided to use the card I made with Doodlebug as this is one of my favourite images of Miss Daisy's.

The papers are Basic Grey and the sentiment is by Stampin' Up! You can purchase this image HERE and join in the challenge by uploading your card HERE
You can see my original post HERE
I hope you will join us