Monday, 27 September 2010


Evening all....what a terrible day it's been here,weather wise,really dull and that fine rain all day.So decided to make a card...
It will cover the following challenges:-
POLLYCRAFT....No Designer Paper,i've made my backing paper with a wash of Twinkling H2O's and used a Cuttlebug folder "Tiny Bubbles" on two different coloured velum's.
The mermaid image is also from Pollycraft....a freebie if i remember right,coloured with Copic Markers and Prisma's.
I've also added alittle glamour dust to her wand and jewellery.
The ribbon and self adhesive pearls are from my stash mountain.

I'm also entering it into :-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY.....Fabby sketch again this week girls :0).
MAGICAL MONDAY...."Under The Sea".
INCY WINCY DESIGNS...."Anything Goes"

Well thats about it again for now...hope you all have a lovely evening,
Take care

Sunday, 26 September 2010


It's time for a new challenge over at JUST CUTE BEARS.....and our theme this week is "SWIRLS and BLING".....a nice easy challenge i'm sure you will agree and i'm sure one you will enjoy joining in on :0).
Our sponsor this week is Pollycrafts and one lucky winner will win 10 digi images....can i join in lol.
For my card which is a simple one (short on time this week :0() i've used an image from PC Crafter from the "Bear Fairies" cute are these.
The embossing's been done using a Crafts Too embossing folder "Swirl Frame",i love to embossed on white cardstock i really think you get a gorgeous effect.
The sentiment is from the Whimsy stamp set "Ticket Sentiments" but i've only inked the sentiment and not the ticket part.
I've used glamour dust on the wings and around the outer edge of the embossed frame.
Ribbon and adhesive star gems and adhesive pearls from stash.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges :-
COLOUR CREATE....All white (with coloured image).
TEDDY STAMPERS..."B.E.A.R Acrostics...B is for BEARS...E is for EMBOSSING....A is for ANGELS...R is for RIBBON.
INCY WINCY DESIGNS....All white except for the image.
BEE CRAFTY....Furry/Fluffy Friends.

Well that's about it for now...a big thank you to all who joined us on the challenge last week and hope to see you all again this week....have a lovely Sunday..
Take care

Saturday, 25 September 2010


Well Saturday's rolled round yet again....i've lost this week somewhere again,LOL...who pinched it!
But it mean's that it's time for another of Jo's fabby sketches over at SKETCH SATURDAY,this week we are sponsored by the Craft Barn and there's a great prize up for grabs for one lucky winner...check out challenge blog for details.
I've gone for another Christmas card and again using the black and white colour combo...alot of my Christmas cards will be along these lines this year.
The tree image is from a Waltzing Mouse stamp set "Nutcracker Sweet"....i've stamped the image twice using a Versamark ink pad and then heat embossed using Sparkle'N' Sprinkle "Guilded Ivory"embossing powder very sparkly IRL.The one image i've glued flat to the card and the second i've raised up using Pinflair glue gel to give alittle dimension to the card.
I've used a Cuttlebug "Snowflake" embossing folder and a Fiskars "Snowflake" border punch.
The sentiment is from a Papermania set.
Ribbon,self adhesive pearls and gems from stash.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:-
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE...."Plain & Simple".
THE ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE...."Snowflakes in September"
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES..."Bling" sparkly embossing powder.

Well thats about it for today...have a good one whatever you're up to!
Take care

Monday, 20 September 2010


Hi i'd like to share a card with you i've made to cover a few colouring,just a clean and simple card...just alittle stamping and heat embossing,this card came together really quick,and i'll be making afew more of these for Christmas....
I've followed the sketch over at WALTZING MOUSE(sketch#15) ...lovely to work with,thanks girls.
The snowflake and sentiment stamp are all from "Very Vintage Christmas" set from Waltzing Mouse....i've stamped the snowflake 7 times using a Versamark ink pad and then heat embossed them with Sprinkle N Sprinkle "Guilded Ivory" embossing powder (very sparkly IRL)...i've then cut each snowflake out,layed 4 flat to the card and raised 3 in between on dimensional foam tape.(see photo below).The sentiment as been stamped and heat embossed the same.
The bottom snowflakes i've added a self adhesive gem and the raised ones a self adhesive pearl.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges :-
WINTER WONDERLAND....Monochromatic Christmas card.
KEEP IT SIMPLE....Bling It!...i've used glittery embossing powder and self adhesive gems.
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGE....Black,White plus 1....i've used silver (silver mirri card).
CRAFTY ANN'S....Monochrome.

Well that's about it for now,
Have a lovely day
Take care

Sunday, 19 September 2010


Over at JUST CUTE BEARS this week the theme is "Punch It",we would like you to use punches or die cuts on your cards/projects.
We are also sponsored this week by Wild Rose Studio....the DT were given some Milton images to work with and the lucky winner of the challenge this week will get two Wild Rose Studio stamps...well worth joining in :0)

Like i sad the image is from Wild Rose Studio,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's and i've added alittle glamour dust for some Christmas sparkle :0).
The papers are "Victorian" by Dovecraft and the textured cardstock is DCWV.
The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse "Nutcracker Sweet" set.
I've used three sizes of snowflake punches...two Xcut ones and a Woodware.
The ribbon,beads and self adhesive pearls are from stash.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges :-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY...lovely sketch again this week girls :0).
INCY WINCY DESIGNS....Autumn colours.
POLLYCRAFT....Autumn colours.
A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR.....Fall into Autumn colour challenge.
CREATIVE CARD CREW...Autumn or Fall.

Well that's about it folks....
hope you all have a lovely day
Take care

Saturday, 18 September 2010


Time for another fabby sketch by Jo over at SKETCH SATURDAY....and this week we are sponsored by Ah! La Carte,the winner of this weeks challenge will receive two Wild Rose Studio stamps,well worth joining in :0)....
I inked up a stamp i've had for ages and not got round to bad is that,such a cute stamp too...."Sweet Dreams" by Penny Johnson.
I've had a change of colouring medium on this one too,i've dug my Distress Inks out and Twinkling H2Os...
I've added alittle gold glamour dust to the stars,not showing too good in the photo.
The patterned cardstock is from a Martha Stewart "Golden Woodland" stack,i've used some mirri card on this one it works well with the gold foiling on the trees.
I've used a Fiskars "Threading Water" punch to form the scalloped border and then added self adhesive pearls.
The sentiment is a Personal Impressions.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges :-
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES...."Christmas"....this is my second entry into this challenge,hope that's allowed.
SECRET CRAFTER..."Anything Goes"

Well that's about it for now...would just like to finish on a "thank you" to each and everyone of you who visit my blog and leave such kind and lovely comments...i sooooo appreciate them :0)
Have a lovely day
take care

Friday, 17 September 2010


Blue and green should never be seen!...well myself i love this colour combo and should always be seen!
Another Christmas card under my front alittle this year :0).
The challenge over at TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS this week is a sketch...enjoyed working with this one,and extra colour combo of "Blue and Green should never be seen"...just had to join in on this also gave me the chance to use some new stamps that arrived this week,wanted to have a play :0)....the stamp set i've used is a new release from Waltzing Mouse "Nutcracker Sweet"....both the image and sentiment are from this set.
I've coloured old St Nicholas with Promarkers and Prisma's,and added alittle gold glamour dust just to highlight parts of his robe and hat....i can never capture the sparkle on camera :0(.
The paper is Basic Grey "Two Scoops".
I've used a Martha Stewart "Zig-Zag" border punch,Spellbinders "Labels Ten" die and a Ek Success corner punch.
Brads,ribbon,self adhesive gem and gold border peel off from stash.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:-
ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE.....S is for Santa (extra no red),this is St Nicholas,hope it counts.

Well that's about it for now....hope you all have a lovely day,
Take care

Monday, 13 September 2010


Wanted to join in the challenge over at WALTZING i've had alittle play this afternoon,no colouring just alittle stamping....i love these stamps,if you haven't yet discovered Waltzing Mouse stamps it's well worth taking a'll find them HERE.

I've wanted to have a go at making a wine bottle cover for awhile now....this weeks sketch i think is just perfect for this project :0)....
I've used Waltzing Mouse "Rescue Remedies" this set and they're nestie friendly (labels four).
The textured cardstock is DCWV and the patterned cardstock is K&Co "Wild Raspberry".
I've used a Fiskars border punch (Threading Water) for the scalloped edge and then threaded some string througth the holes.
The tassel,button and self adhesive pearls all from stash.
Each layer and the label have been edged with "Old Paper" Distress Ink.
Well as you can see from the photo the wine is homemade Elderberry...not made by me i must add,but my favourite homemade wine :0).
Well that's all for now,
Take care

Sunday, 12 September 2010


It's Sunday that mean's it's time for another challenge over at JUST CUTE BEARS....this week it's a photo inspiration challenge (photo below)...well i couldn't come up with anything other than taking the colours from it....i'm sure some of you will do better than me :0),i look forward to seeing what you come up with.....and thanks to all who joined us last week for the "dotty" challenge we had some gorgeous entries :0).

For my card i've used a "Tatty Teddy" image from off the internet....coloured it using Prisma's and Sansador....i'm not too happy with it but was short on time so had to just go with it!I've added glossy accents to the water but it's not showing very not one of my good points i'm afraid :0(.
The papers are from a kit i had many moon's ago from Create and Craft.
The sentiment was computer generated using "Bradley Hand" font.
Fishing basket,fish and brad all from stash.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges :-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY....lovely sketch again this week girls...and thank you for picking me as one of your top three last week :0)...
CUTE CARD THURSDAY......"Play On Words"......i've used "Fishing" instead of "Wishing" in my sentiment.
Well that's all for now....have a lovely day,the sun's out here hope it is where ever you are..
Take care

Saturday, 11 September 2010


Saturday again...where's this week gone?....but it does mean it's time for another challenge over at SKETCH SATURDAY,and i must say another fabby sketch by Jo again this week,we had a good response last week,hope you will all come and join us again this week :0).

For my card i went with one of the new Pollycraft Christmas images Luna Bitterfrost-"Frosty"...such a dream to colour.I used Promarkers and Prisma's as my medium to colour favourite at the moment.
The papers,textured cardstock and stitched ribbon are all DCWV.
The snowflakes were cut using a Spellbinders die...which i added diamond stickles to.....i've added the same stickles and also glamour dust to the snow on the image.
Self adhesive pearls,snowflake and tiny snowman embellishment from stash.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges :-
POLLYCRAFT......Christmas no red or green....hence the colour scheme,but i think it suits this image perfectly :0).
BAH! HUMBUG!.....Using favourite mediums.....mine at the moment Promarkers and Prisma's.
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS....Lets go dotty....the backing paper's got dots on.
STAMP SOMETHING....Spots and stripes.
Well that's about it folks...hope you all have a lovely day,i'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for Just Cute Bears.
Take care

Sunday, 5 September 2010


Well it's Sunday again which mean's we have another challenge for you over at JUST CUTE BEARS....this week the theme is "LET'S GO DOTTY",we would like to see lots of dots and spots on your cards/projects....just one other rule you must use a cute bear image :0).

For my card this week i've used a Pollycraft image from the "Bex-Birthday Fun" set coloured with Promarkers and alittle shading with Prima's.
The spot cardstock i've had for ages i'm not sure where from and the embossing as been done using a Crafts Too "Dots" embossing folder.
Cord and metal charm from stash.
I'm also entering this into the following challenges:-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY.....thanks girls great sketch again this week,i loved working with it.
PASSION FOR PROMARKERS....."Teddy Bear's Picnic"....any teddy bear image.
Well that's about it for today...would just like to thank everyone who joined us on the challenge last week...fabby projects again and i hope you will join us again this week...i look forward to visiting your blogs :0)...
Have a great day,
Take care

Saturday, 4 September 2010


Hi everyone....haven't been around much this week,i haven't posted anything since Monday :0('s just been one of those know the sort i mean,i've had one or two problems to sort out and just when you think everythings getting back to normal (if there is such thing as normal) something else rears it's ugly head!...Oh well that's life!...enough waffle and onto my card.
This week over at SKETCH SATURDAY we have a lovely sketch to follow created by one of our teamies Jeanette....fabby sketch i so enjoyed working with this one :0).
We are sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...hence why i decided to use "Lillith" this week.

STAMP.....Kraftin Kimmie "Lillith"....partly coloured using Copic Markers and Prisma's,and paper pieced using Basic Grey "Eva"...i love these papers.
Flowers,lace,ribbon,photo anchors,brads,pearls and frog all from bit box.
Textured cardstock DCWV.

I'm also entering this card into the BASIC GREY CHALLENGE.....where this week they would like to see "PAPER PIECING"....

Well that's about it again for now,i'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for Just Cute Bears...
So whatever you're up to today....enjoy your day
Take care