Monday 28 February 2011

Daisy Doodles challenge # 28

This week we have a sketch for you to follow over at Daisy Doodles

I have used the image Flower + Vase for my card which you can find over the the store HERE along with lots of other lovely products. Check out what's new for February :0)
Here's my take on the sketch

The papers are Prima and the sentiment is HOTP. The image is coloured with Promarkers.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Crazy 4 challenges - flowers
Fairy Knoll - use green
Guylou's inimitability - anything goes
Paper Cutz - Spring
Stamp Something - flowers

thanks for visiting, we hope you will join in at DD's this week

Saturday 26 February 2011

I want cake!!!!!

Yummy, I'll have a large slice of this with a mug of tea please!! This image is from Daisy Doodles  and comes as a set of 5 images called Treat time. Miss Daisy has some lovely new products in store, why not pop over and have a browse. 
I am entering this into the following challenges
Midnight Madness - sketch 92
Secret Crafter - sweet treats
Card Making Mamas - Happy Birthday
Crafty Ann's - birthday card
Do You Stack Up - anything goes
Paper Romance - anything goes

Hope you are having a nice Saturday, I'm looking forward to a relaxing evening catching up with some programmes and a nice glass of wine. Then cropping tomorrow woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for visiting x

Thursday 24 February 2011

First crafty time of the week

I have had a poorly child this week so there has been no time for getting inky. He is better and back at school today, hurrah! That meant I got time this afternoon to ink up another of my new Kratin' Kimmie stamps. This little guy is Curtis and the sentiment comes with him.

 Papers are MME La Paperie and I have blended Antique Linen DistressInk around the image. All edges have been distressed and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

This card is for the following challenges
Kraftin Kimmie- sketch
Simon Says Stamp - coffee and cream
Creative Craft World - use a square
Anything Goes - distressing
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - one for the boys
Craft your Passion - male card
Karen's Doodles - masculine

thanks for visiting and for any comments you may leave x

Saturday 19 February 2011

Sugar Nellie and Basic Grey challenge card

Very quick post from me tonight. Sugar Nellie challenge over on Facebook this week was to make an easel card so I had a go at my first twisted easel

The image is from the Simply Sassy range available from Sugar Nellie, papers are Basic Grey. The sentiment is SU! and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The layout of the card follows the sketch  over at this weeks Basic Grey challenge

Here is a closer look at the image

that's all from me, have a good evening

Sweet Pea Stamp giveawy

Go check out Gill's blog HERE for your chance to win some of the most adorable stamps.
Thanks Gill

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Fresh Brewed Challenge 35

This week we are challenging you with a sketch over at Fresh Brewed Designs

Here is my card

I used Buggy Nap Time which you can find at the store HERE The papers are Prima and the image is coloured with Promarkers.

We really hope you can join us this week

Tuesday 15 February 2011

My First Tissue Box

When I saw the tissue box tutorial on Split Coast Stampers I could not wait to try it. Friends of mine were making these ages ago but I never got around to it. You can make them with mountboard, cardstock or heavyweight patterned paper.

I have used cardstock from Stampin' Up! and embossed the panels with a Cuttlebug folder, the name of which escapes me at the moment. If you want to know though, just e-mail me or ask when leaving a comment and I can get back to you. The beautiful image is Verity from the Simply Adorables range at Sugar Nellie. These images are such a joy to colour and there are more out soon - I can't wait! Here's a clsoer look at her

I was making this as a gift for someone but have decided to keep it for myself and make some more to give away.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - anything but a card
A Spoonful of Sugar - anything but a card
Digital Tuesday - use a die-cut (Nesties used for opening at top of box)
Craft Your Passion - Pink
OSAAT- make it pretty (if this doesn't make a tissue box pretty then what will lol!)

thanks for visiting my little blog today and many thanks for any comments you may leave

Monday 14 February 2011

Daisy Doodles challenge #28

Before I show you the challenge card I made, let me tell you about BINGO!!!
In the near future we will be having a game of bingo again. We have done this in the past and as it was successful, we've decided to have another game.

To be eligible to play you need to mail us before the 16th February.

After this date you will be sent your own unique numbers, and bingo ticket. and the date that the bingo will commence.
There will be 2 prizes, one being a $25 GC and the 2nd will be for $10 to spend in store.

Now to this weeks' challenge. This Challenge is a "Valentine w/ Color and Shimmer". We want to see Valentine's that Glisten. Remember you must use a Daisy Doodles Digi Image. The winner will receive $10 to spend in the Store. This challenge will end Sunday February 27th at 7:00 PM EST.

I have used Sissy for my card and you can find here at the Daisy Doodles store HERE

I coloured her with Promarkers and cut her out using Nesties. The cardstock was sprayed liberally with Cosmic Shimmer mist. The paper is also Daisy Doodles and the flower and brad are from my stash. I added Stickles around the image for extra shimmer.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Aly's Sunday challenge - bling bling
Crafty Pad - hearts
I Did It Creations - bling it up
Paperworks Co - hearts
Scrappy Frogs - love
2Sisters - hearts
One Stop Craft - love is in the air
Really Reasonable Ribbons - ribbon, pink, red and white
Sketch Saturday - sketch #142

We would love you to join us this week
thank you for visiting and happy Valentine's Day

Saturday 12 February 2011

Quack, Quack!!

Just a very quick post from me today to show you this cute image from Daisy Doodles. I coloured it with Promakers, the papers are Prima and the sentiment is Stampin' Up!
Have been sneezing all day and am out for a meal tonight - wonder if I'll be able to taste anything? Surely a large G & T will make me feel better lol!

I am entering this card into
Little Claire's - anything goes
Simply Create - bold and bright
Stampin With The Dragon - anything goes

Must go and get organised, thanks for visiting, I love reading your comments

Thursday 10 February 2011

Two cards today

First of all apologies for the squinty photo, I tried to straighten it but it did not want to play!! This gorgeous image is Goldilocks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I just love colouring her hair!! The DP is MME La Paperie, inked with red chalk ink. The plain and glitter cardstock are from stash and the sentiment comes along with Goldilocks. It also looks squint on the photo but not in real life- think my camera has been on the G & Ts!!!
Here is a closer look at the image

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Kraftin' Kimmie # 64 - seeing RED
Crafty Creations - use 3 words
Crafty Emma  - red and romance
Gingerloft - red

My second card uses one of the wonderful Simply Sassy stamps from Sugar Nellie. This lovely lady is called Windswept and I spent ages trying to get her hair right - needing more practice methinks but not bad for the first attempt. 
The image is coloured with Promarkers, DP is Memory Box and the cardstock and sentiment are Stampin' Up!
I punched down the edge with a Martha Stewart punch. The roses are Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
A closer look at this beauty

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Mojo Monday - sketch 177
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes

Finally Zoe over at Make it Crafty is having a wee competition and you could win $50 to spend in store. All you have to do is think up meanings for the following phrases

1.You little Ripper  - did you just break wind?

2.Well I’ll be buggered! - damned if I know

3.Crikey -flippin' heck!

4.Fair dinkum - honest guv

5.On a good wicket -wish I was on one!!

6.Make a proper galah of yourself  - make a right fanny of yourself

7.She’ll be apples - it'll be okay

8.Ridgie Didge - genuine

9.Buggerlugs - they would give Dumbo a run for his money

10.Give it a burl - chance your arm

11.Bob’s yer uncle  - all's well that ends well

12.Go like the clappers  - go very fast ( not done often by me)

13.Ningnong  - duh!

14.Good Onya! - nice one!

15.Rough end of the stick  - the short straw, raw deal

Zoe also has a free digi available just now, see my sidebar for details.
Very long post today, hope you are still awake!!!
thanks for visiting x

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Scrap Girl has candy

do you want to learn to colour with Distress Inks.
Then you need to enter this candy HERE for a chance to win a class

Fresh Brewed Challenge 34

Our Challenge for You today is

Oh So Charming!    Use a Charm on your card / project.

I have used one of the Angel Cakes images which you can find HERE The image is coloured with Promarkers and I have used red Stickles on her wings. Papers are Memory Box, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon and charm from stash.
Remember that challenge 33 runs for the entire month of February. See HERE for details.
This weeks challenge is going to be a JUST FOR FUN challenge, the prizes will be given monthly from now on. You CAN combine any challenge for the month with the prize challenge and link them to both :)

I am entering this card into the following
Bunny Zoe Crafts Monthly challenge - let there be love
Spoonful of Sugar - love
Papertake Weekly - have a heart
Crafty Cardmakers -  - hearts
Incy Wincy designs - love
Stamp With Fun - love
Wags n Whiskers - sketch

thanks for stopping by x

Monday 7 February 2011

Truly Adorable

Finally I got time to colour one of my latest purchases from Sugar Nellie. This cutie is Joy, from the Simply Adorables range. I have coloured her with Promarkers. The paper and cardstock are Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is from The Greeting Farm. I inked around the So Saffron cardstock with green chalk ink and stamped the sentiment in the same ink.

I am entering this card into the current Sugar Bowl challenge.

I would also like to thank Heather for very kindly giving me an award. Heather is so talented so I was very touched that she thought to award this to me

There are a couple of conditions for the award.

You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged

The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light,so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers - heaven knows I ain't anywhere near 300, never mind 3000 lol!

Now to decide which blogs to pass this onto!

thank you for visiting me today and for any comments you may leave x

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Fresh Brewed Challenge Time

This week's challenge is ANNIVERSARY.

I have used the gorgeous Lovebirds image and sentiment from Fresh Brewed Designs which I have coloured with Promarkers. The DP is Basic Grey Curio and I coloured a doily with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to mat the image on. I also blended Vintage Photo around the image. We really hope you can join us this week. For your information here are the NEW challenge rules

* All images, cards, projects are allowed.

* Stamped/digital images

* 5 entries per person per challenge

* No limits on how many challenges your card is entered into

* No other rules or restrictions unless stated on the post itself

* Winners are chosen at random using

* Every First Wednesday of the month will be a prize challenge. Prizes will no longer be weekly.

* Fresh Brewed Stamps or Digis are not required but we encourage you to use them if you have them. If you do, your card will be entered twice for the prize drawing.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Sketch & Stash - #54
SImon Says Stamp - animal antics

thanks for visiting