Tuesday 29 March 2011

Simon Says Sugarbowl Time

Hurrah, I found time to make a card. This beautiful image is I Give You My Heart from the Simply Sassy range at Sugar Nellie. Isn't she gorgeous?

I have coloured her with Promarkers, the DP is Prima and cardstock is SU!
The gorgeous ribbon was bought at the Papercrafts shop in Elgin, home of Sugar Nellie. I used the Bow -Easy template to make the bow - not too easy for me, I had to attempt it several times lol!
I have followed the sketch over a the Sugarbowl but had to turn it on it's side to fit the image. I decided not to add the flowers that I punched as they looked too fussy and I wanted to keep the card simple.
I am entering this into the following challenges
The Sugar Bowl - sketch and PINK
Make It Monday - anything goes
Woodware USA  - clean and simple
Simon Says Stamp - girly

thanks for visiting my little part of blogland today. I appreciate your comments

Sunday 20 March 2011

Simon Says Happy Birthday

Here's a very quick post to enter this card into some challenges while there's still time. Not much crafting going on in my world at present but I managed to colour up this fabulous Sassy girl from Sugar Nellie tonight. She is called Pillow Talk and this was my first attempt with this hair colour- my youngest says it is too red!! The papers are Basic Grey and cardstock is SU!
I am entering it into the following
Sugar Creek Hollow - anything goes
Sketch Saturday - sketch 147
Fairy Knoll - birthday
Paper Cutz - your choice
Phindy's Place - Hot stuff
Stamp Something - something sweet
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday

here's a closer look at this gorgeous girl

Thanks for visiting. I will try to get round commenting lots again soon

Saturday 19 March 2011

Whimsy Stamps new release blog hop

why not check it out for some great inspiration and the chance to win some prizes.
Their DT are amazing

Wednesday 16 March 2011

In A Sweet Pea Dream

My Sweet Pea Stamps arrived earlier this week and I just LOVE them. I have coloured the image with Promarkers,  airbrushing  the background. Doesn't she look so dreamy and beautiful? The papers are Basic Grey and I coloured the pearls with my Promarkers too. I am entering this card into to following challenges
In a Sweet Pea Dream - PINK
Card Positioning Systems - sketch 209
Simply Create - inspiration board (see my side-bar)
Papertake Weekly - three of something
Magical Monday Challenge - Fantasy and Spring colours

thanks for visiting my little area of blogland today and for any comments you may leave

Sunday 13 March 2011

Some breathing space!

 I needed to take a wee break so apologies if I have not visited your blog recently. I finally got time to make two cards last night and here is the first

This card is for the Sugar Bowl challenge which is a sketch from Erika. I have used Grace from the Simply Adorables range, she is just beautiful. The papers are Basic Grey Kioshi and the sentiment is Stampin' Up!
I am also entering this card into
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Fab'n'funky - girly

My second card is using one of the fabulous images from Kraftin' Kimmie - meet Curtis!

The papers are DCWV and the sentiment comes with the image. The images on both cards are coloured with Promarkers. I had my first attempt at a rosette flower, it isn't perfect but I like it. The buttons are from my stash.
 I am entering this card into the following challenges
Crafty Emma - Men only
Little Claire's - flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow - handmade flowers
Daring Cardmakers - create at least one embellishment
Passion for Promarkers - food and drink (the fish is the food) - hope that counts lol!
Mojo Monday - sketch
Kraftin Kimmie - anything goes

thank you for visiting, I hope to get catch up on commenting next week x

Thursday 3 March 2011

Last crafty time of the week

I have so much to do this weekend, including a wee visit to the SECC that there is no way I will manage any blogging or crafting. I had to quickly assemble this card tonight inbetween baking, housework and playing chauffer to my boys.
This is yet another adorable image from Kraftin Kimmie. She is called Stella Strawberry and I have coloured her with Promarkers and blended Victorian Velvet Distress Inks around the edges. The papers are Prima and the roses are Wild Orchid Crafts. The centre circle was cut out with Nesties. I used a Martha Stewart punch down the edge of the DP for more scallops as this is the Kraftin Kimmie challenge this week.  The sentiment comes with the image.
I am entering this into the following
Kraftin Kimmie - scoopy scallops
ABC challenge = P is for pink
Simon Says - 1 image, 2 DP, 3 embellishments
Sketch and Stash # 56  - sketch

thanks for stopping by my blog today

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Fresh Brewed Monthly Challenge

Can you believe it's March already?
Before we get into the challenge I wanted to remind everyone we have a BLOG HOP going on!!! Yes, Fresh Brewed Designs released 7 new rubber stamps yesterday and are very excited to share them with you. You have until Friday at midnight to hop and if you do, you could win this: or two of the other prizes being given away by 2 special hop stops. See my post yesterday or the HERE for details.
We all know that the first challenge

of the month is a PRIZE challenge!
This month we are challenging you to use
If you do, you can win 5 free digis!
If you use a Fresh Brewed image you are entered twice for each post.

For my card I have used La Dolce Vita which is from the new release. Girl after my own heart...coffe and a cupcake!! I have paper pieced her clothes and the rest of the image is done in Promarkers. The papers are Basic Grey and the cardstock is Stampin' up!.
We hope you will join in with our challenge and  look forward to seeing your creations.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Midnight Madness - sketch
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Passion For Promarkers - girly

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop

 What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice

 And everything nice, That's what little girls are made of.

 I think even as we grow, we ladies are still made of sugar and spice and everything nice, don't you? Today we have lots of girly fun to share with you! Fresh Brewed Designs has released (today) 7 brand new rubber stamps that are perfect for girls of all ages! Heather has designed 3 coffee gals to add to the already sassy series. These latte lovin' ladies have an extra sprinkle of sweetness. Each stamp has a little cherry topped cupcake added to it. We are also excited to introduce to you today Cutie Pie!!! She is a cute little butterfly fairy with a love for adventure and loves to spread smiles wherever she goes.

If you are just getting to the hop, you will have to start at the beginning at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Blog. If you are getting here from LINK BEFORE YOU 's Blog you are on the right track

I have used Cutie Pie Bitterfly on my card. I have paper pieced her dress and coloured her skin and hair with Promarkers.. The papers, flower and flower centre are Prima, sentiment is Paper Artsy and the pins and ribbon were from my stash. The scalloped cardstock is SU!, cut out using Nesties.

 Here is what you could win just by hopping!!!

 Here are the RULES for your chance to win the prize.

 You will have to complete the hop in full and leave a comment on each hop stop.

The hop will start AND end on the challenge blog.

After you finish the hop, leave ANOTHER comment on the challenge blog post and let us know what your favorite image was from the hop.

To be able to decide which is your favorite, though, you will have to keep hopping!
 Your next hop stop is Kathy B's Blog.

Hop order in case you get lost is below

Freshly Brewed Challenges: http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/

Carolyn (Guest): http://utsukushiikami.blogspot.com/

Heather: http://www.joemamainks.blogspot.com/

Stacie G: http://www.blogger.com/goog_228012615

Audrey: http://www.blogger.com/goog_228012618

Jeanette: http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Catherine (Guest): http://paperaddictcatherine.blogspot.com//

Kelly: http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

Stacy: http://www.impressionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com

Linda: http://stamperstouch.blogspot.com/


Shazza:  you are here

Kathy B: http://luckystamper.blogspot.com
Freshly Brewed Challenges: http://luckystamper.blogspot.com

Hope you have fun.
I am entering my card into the following challenges

Friday sketchers - sketch
Passion for Promarkers - girly
OLLCB - pink, pink and more pink
Sweet Stampin - oh so girly
Fussy and Fancy - paper piecing
Totally Papercrafts - paper piecing

If you are still with me, thanks and hope you visit again soon