Thursday, 31 March 2011

LESS IS MORE WK 8.....SKETCH

It's week 8 over at LESS IS MORE....and this week there's a sketch to follow,don't you think that makes it even more simple :0)...i've rotated it hope that's ok,i've still used a DL size card. Sadly i missed last weeks challenge....sorry girls :0(. I've used a Xcut dimensional butterfly punch and then cut it out using Nested circle dies. The paper is SU, i wanted to add alittle colour and i think the pattern coming from the corner works well....i've added a black pearl to the center of the flower to add a touch of black to the paper,ribbon and other small black pearls on the butterfly from stash. The sentiment is from Elzybells...sadly no longer available. Well that was short and sweet Hope you all have a great day...i've off to get some much needed housework done,no crafting for me today :0(. Take care

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

EGGS 4 EVAN.....

Wednesday's rolled round yet again which mean's it's the start of two new challenges.....STAMPAVIE AND MORE...where the theme this week is to make a bag,and THE PAPER SHELTER....where the theme is "INSPIRED BY",like me i'm sure many of you Blog hop and along the way we spot a tremendous amount of talent out there and many of which make such a lasting impression we return to their blogs time after time for inspiration and idea's...well we would like you create a homage card/project for one of these talented peeps and link up the inspiration card in your blog post....lets show our fellow card makers some love by celebrating their talents.
I knew as soon as i saw the challenges who i would be linking up to....Deb,(Crafty card -i higgins)...she makes the most beautiful gift bags out of brown lunch bags,along with all her other gorgeous makes.I've wanted to have ago at creating one of these for ages now...so here it is!,not so fancy as Deb's but it is for a little boy :0).Check out this one by Deb HERE.

I've also followed the sketch over at CUTE CARD THURSDAY too....which just so happens to be one of Deb's...so mega talented!

The image i've used is from THE PAPER SHELTER ....."Easter Bunny",coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,i resized him to fit into the largest die from the Spellbinders Nested Eggs set.

All papers and the "EGGS" word are We R Memory Keepers "Hippity Hoppity",

The wooden letter tiles are from Hobby Craft and the brads are Basic Grey....everything including the letters have been edged with "Old Paper" Distress ink.

I've decorated the back using the same papers and layout minus the image.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

CUTE CARD THURSDAY...Sketch by Deb :0).

A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR(Tues)...Easter.

CREATIVE CARD CREW(Tues)...For a child.

CRAFTY CREATIONS(Wed)....Bunnies.


Well that's about it for now...have a fab day

Take care

Monday, 28 March 2011

MUM.....MY BEST FRIEND.

Jane's our host this week over at POLLYCRAFT....and she's set the theme of "Friends". For my card i've used one of Paula's new images she's giving away as a freebie with an offer she's got on at the moment ....check the offer out HERE. I've used Copic markers and Prisma's as my colouring medium and added a touch of glamour dust to the MUM. The papers are all by Creative Imaginations...i love these. The sentiment i created on the computer using "Angelina" font,flowers and pearls from stash. The offer ends April 1st......go get it before it's gone!
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges :-

CUPCAKE CRAFT(Mon)....Flowers for Mum.

PEAR TREE DESIGNS(Mon)....Mothers Day.

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY(Tues)....It's a Mom thing(or just be girlie).

DELICIOUS DOODLES(Fri)....Floral Fantasy.

ALLSORTS CHALLENGE(Sat)....For a special lady.

FRIDAY SKETCHERS....Fab layout again this week.

Well that's all for now folks,

The sun's shinning here hope it is where you are,have a great day

Take care

Saturday, 26 March 2011

JUST FOR YOU.....

Another week's flown by and it's Saturday again....that mean's it's time for a new sketch over at SKETCH SATURDAY......Jo's worked her magic again and i'm sure you'll agree another fabby layout!
For my card i've used a PINK GEM DESIGNS stamp "Teddy with Rose"...coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's and alittle glamour dust to the roses.
The sentiment is also PINK GEM DESIGNS from the new "Funky Flowers" stamp set.
The papers are Pink Petticoat...."Vintage Rose" ....the flowers and pearls from stash.





We are sponsored this week by THE CRAFT BARN....and there's a gorgeous stamp set up for grabs for one lucky winner so well worth joining in this week :0).


I'm also entering this card into the following challenge:-
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS(Fri)......Cuddly and Cute.

Well that's about it for now...have a lovely day
Take care



Thursday, 24 March 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY....

Well it's late for me to be posting now but better late than never :0)...
I've used a newly released MELJEN DESIGNS digi image "Cuddle Bun Birthday" which can be purchased from WHIMSY STAMPS....i've used Promarkers and Prisma's for my colouring medium and added alittle glamour dust here and there.
I've given the bunny a tail using a small pom pom you use to apply chalks with.
The papers are all Basic Grey "Cupcake"
The sentiment is CC Designs set by Amy R "Birthday Sentiments"
The ribbon,dome stickers,star button glitter brads and self adhesive pearls from stash.

I've followed the sketch over at SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY...fabby sketch once again this week Arlana...and there's extra challenge this week an "All Bunny Week"....hence the image :0).

Well that's short and sweet...i'm off to have something to eat,we're late having tea too!
Take care


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

PEACE & LOVE and ALL BOY....

Well today i've two cards to share with you....firstly my DT card for THE PAPER SHELTER,where this week the theme is "FLOWER POWER".....i've used one of the newly released images "Hippy Girl" coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's...no glamour dust today just some glossy accents added to her glasses.
The papers are Basic Grey "Offbeat"...i love these papers and i think these work perfect with the image :0).
The sentiment i created on the computer and i forgot to note down the font...sorry.
I've made some rolled up paper flowers and added a glittered brad to the two smaller ones.
Black pearls from stash.
I've followed this weeks sketch over at SKETCH AND STASH....and my new item is the image.
I'm also entering this card into THE CRAFTY PAD CHALLENGE (Sun)....this week it's "Use a digi"

Hope you'll all come and join us over at THE PAPER SHELTER...don't forget as always there will be one lucky winner who will receive a $15 gift certificate....well worth playing along for!



My second DT card is for STAMPAVIE AND MORE....the theme over there this week is "For a boy"...i've gone foe a very simple look with this one,i've used one of the Papermania Nostalgia stamps by John Byars "Football Mad"...this sort of image i think can be left uncoloured...a sketchy drawn look.
I've also gone with the monochrome look(Black & White),one of my all time favourite colour combo's....and Joanna Sheen gingham paper another favourite!...seems like lots of favourites going on here :0).
The sentiment is by Scrappy Cat and i've stamped in Vanilla Cupcake and heat embossed using a clear detail embossing powder.
The little footballs and goal are rubber 3d stickers i think i got from the Range.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:-
CUPCAKE CRAFT (Mon).....Monochromatic.
LADYBUG CRAFTS CHALLENGE (Tues)....Monochrome.

Well that's about it for now....hope you'll come and join in the fun both at THE PAPER SHELTER and STAMPAVIE AND MORE......i look foward to seeing your fabby creations!



Have a great day
Take care

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

I'M HERE FOR YOU....

Well i'm a day late posting my DT card for the new challenge over at POLLYCRAFT....were this week the theme is SWIRLS & PEARLS.....i wasn't too good yesterday and spent most of the day in bed...feeling better today i'm pleased to say :0).
For my card i've used one of the Crystal Fairies...... "Fairy 3" coloured with Copic markers and Prisma's.
I've added glamour dust to her wings and glossy accents to the heart she's holding.....i've also added alittle glamour dust to the punched out leaves.
The papers are Basic Grey "Two Scoops" and this is my swirl part of the challenge,flowers and pearls from stash....the flowers have been sprayed with Cosmic shimmer mist "Angel Mist".
The metal butterfly is off a set of earrings i got from Boots out of the sale....three sets of earrings each with 3 different charms on for £1...purchased especially for craft use.
The sentiment is MFT.

I'm entering this card into the SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE.....another fabby sketch Arlana.

Well that's about it again for now,
Hope you'll come and join us over at POLLYCRAFT...and there's a fab prize up for grabs,Paula's giving away 10 digi's to the lucky winner,now that's worth joining in for!

Have a lovely day
Take care


Sunday, 20 March 2011

FEELING GROOVY.....

Good morning all....this card i'm posting today is yesterday's DT card for SKETCH SATURDAY....Jo's come up with another fabby sketch for us all to follow,hope you'll all come and join in the fun :0)
Now there's abit of a tale to this card...i'd coloured this POLLYCRAFT image for my DT card for the current challenge "Teen's" over at POLLYCRAFT,i'd sorted my papers too, only to discover "Tyler" had been retired....so i made another card for the challenge and decided to use this one on my SKETCH SATURDAY card....i think he's really cute :0)....so no link for you to purchase the image,but if you vistit POLLYCRAFT there's loads more fabby images to pop in your basket!
I've used Copic markers and Prisma's to colour and Old Paper Distress Ink around the image and the edge of the papers.
The papers are all Basic Grey "Archaic" and the sentiment is Auntum Leaves from the"Sentiments Circles" set.
I've added a cheap pair of earphones to embellish.


We are sponored this week by BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS.....a £10 gift certificate for the lucky winner.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
CES (Sat)......Your favourite song or inspired by a song....."Feeling Groovy" by Simon and Garfunkel....(not my favourite song i must add).
CUTE CARD THURSDAY.....Music and dance.
Well that's about it for now...have a lovely day
Take care


Saturday, 19 March 2011

JUST FOR YOU.....

Jenny's our host again this week over at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE.....she's set the theme of "Anything but square"....right up my street...lol,i love shaped cards!,so was a perfect challenge for me...square can get alittle boring don't you think!
I've never made a flower-pot card before....but had always wanted to have a go,this stamp i think works perfect with it.
I made the card using the tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers....but increased the sizes to suit my stamp.
The stamp is "Sunflower Sprinkles" from PINK GEM DESIGNS,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,and i've added some glamour dust to her wings.
I've also used two stamps from the new "Funky Flowers" set....the "Just for you" and the two butterflies which i've stamped onto the plain SU paper using Versafine "Vintage Sepia".
All the flowers have been punched using a Martha Stewart dimensional punch "Waterlilly"(large size),and with SU papers.
Self adhesive pearls and gems from stash,the ribbon is Anna Griffin.

The sentiment inside is by Inkadinkado from the "Expressions" set...and i've added a strip of the same SU paper i've used on the front of the pot....brings everything alltogether.
I've added a stand at the back of the pot so that it stands up.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:-
WILD ORCHID CHALLENGE(MON)....."Dieing to punch it out"
ABC CHALLENGE (Wed)......Q is for quote...sentiment inside.
DELICIOUS DOODLES(Fri).....3 dimensional project.
Well that's all for now...hope you'll all come and join us over at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE,and i look forward to seeing all your fab projects.
Have a lovely day
Take care


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

THE EASTER BUNNY.....

Hi,hope you've come with your sun glasses...you may well need them today,my cards alittle on the bright side...but i like it!
It's to cover two challenges,well two DT challenges....i will be entering it into a couple others.
THE PAPER SHELTER this week have the theme "SPRING FLING" and STAMPAVIE AND MORE also have a "SPRING/EASTER" theme.
I've used one of the new images from THE PAPER SHELTER...."Dressed up as Easter bunny"...coloured using Copic markers and Prisma's,with just a touch of glamour dust to the bunny tail.
The papers are all We R MemoryKeepers "Hippity Hoppity" and so is the sentiment.
The fabric button is My Minds Eye,ribbon and pearls from stash.
The Easter eggs are solid beads i got my hubby to cut in half.



There's a fabby prize again for the lucky winner over at THE PAPER SHELTER....A $15 gift certificate...well worth joining in.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges :-
FRIDAY SKETCHERS.....lovely layout again this week :0).
CREATIVE COTTAGE (Wed)....Spring has sprung.
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY(Tues)....Triple tastic (3 of something)...i've used 3 different papers.
Well that's about it again for today....have a good one!
Take care


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

LESS IS MORE WK6...."OFF THE EDGE"....

This week over at LESS IS MORE the challenge is a one layer card "Off the edge".....well i was over the moon yesterday when my DT stamps arrived from PINK GEM DESIGNS and i could get to play and these i think are perfect for this weeks challenge.
The stamps i've used are all from Janet's new "FUNKY FLOWERS" set....they are gorgeous!...an A6 stamp set with no less than 10 stamps...these are a must have and brilliant if you like the CAS look.
I've used a Versafine "Imperial Purple" ink pad and stamped directly onto cream cardstock...the stems of the flowers are off the edge...the actual stamp is slightly longer.
To give you some sense of size of the stamps the cards are all 4x4...i've actually made 6...2 of each of the designs...a perfect set of notelets...only took a photo of the 3 different designs,and i couldn't really get a good photograph :0(. PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GET A BETTER LOOK.
The sentiment also comes from this same stamp set.
Gem's,button's and waxed thread from stash....the gem on the middle card looks more blue but it is a deep purple...must have been how the light was catching it.

Now Janet's giving a set of these stamps away on her blog.....check it out HERE.

Well that's about it again for now..later today posting i've been to the hospital this morning with my son...just routine check-up.
Take care

Monday, 14 March 2011

U ROCK....

Sheena's our host this week over at POLLYCRAFT.....and the theme she's set for us is "TEEN'S".
I somehow found this a difficult one...i couldn't come up with anything for a girl so i think i went with the easier option on this one....one for the lad's!
I've used "Ethan Rockstar"....coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out and mounted onto the background square using Pinflair glue gel.
I used a Polka Doodles CD "Not For The Girls" for the background papers...i've printed onto super smooth cardstock 200gsm.
The textured cardstock is DCWV.
The star ribbon slider is Papermania,ribbon and brads from stash.....and i'm really not at all sure were the studded letters came from...i was happy when i found these in my bits and bobs box and even more so because they were just the colour i needed :0)...it's not very often everything falls into place so easily.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY....perfect sketch Arlana...just what i needed,thank you :0).
CES CHALLENGE (Sat)...."Men only".

Well that's about it for now .....hope you'll all come and join in the fun at POLLYCRAFT,we are sponsored by THE CREATIVE COTTAGE this week and a fab prize up for grabs for the lucky winner....can i join in...LOL.

Have a lovely day...the sun's out here :0)
Take care


Saturday, 12 March 2011

JUST FOR YOU....

Morning all....weekend again,can someone tell me who's pinching the weeks!.....but it does mean that we have a new sketch for you over at SKETCH SATURDAY...and a fabby one it is too...thanks Jo.
I used one of the recently released MELJEN DESIGNS digi images..."Cherry Hedgehog",this along with so many more digi images can be purchased at WHIMSY STAMPS.
I've used Promarkers and Prisma's as my colouring mediums...it's getting a bit boring,must have a change soon!I've added extra spikes to him using a Memento dual marker in Tuxedo Black,which i purchased from PINK GEM DESIGNS.
The papers are a download from CUDDLY BUDDLY from the "Cottage Garden" set and the sentiment is also CUDDLY BUDDLY from the "Round Greetings Set 2".
The cherries have been cut using a die from the Marianne Designs "Cupcake" die set and i've added some CRAFTERS COMPANION "Spray & Shine"
Ribbon from stash


I'm also entering this into the following challenges :-
CREATIVE CARD CREW (Tues)....No flowers.
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS (Thurs)...."Just For You".
DELICIOUS DOODLES (Fri)....Use green for St Patricks Day.
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE (Sun)..."Going green"

Well that's about it again for now....hope you will all come ang join us over at SKETCH SATURDAY,and i almost forgot to mention we are sponsored this week by SIMON SAY'S STAMP...so a fabby prize up for grabs.
Have a lovely day
Take care




Wednesday, 9 March 2011

SO LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND YOU!....

Today see's the start of two new challenges over at THE PAPER SHELTER and STAMPAVIE AND MORE....i've cheated again this week and made one card to cover the two.
The theme over at THE PAPER SHELTER is "Lucky charms"...so we would like you to use a charm/charms on your project.
STAMPAVIE AND MORE as the theme of "Birds"...
I've used this newly released fun image from THE PAPER SHELTER ...."The Cockatoo Is Watching",how cool is he!...coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out and raised up using Pinflair glue gel.
The papers are Basic Grey "Granola"...love the papers in this pad.
The sentiment was created on the computer using "Angelina" font.
The charm,brads waxed thread and pearls from stash.
Every layer as been edged with "Old Paper" Distress ink.

As always this week at THE PAPER SHELTER we have a $15 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky winner....that's alot of images worth!....to be in with a chance of winning it you must use a PAPER SHELTER image on your creation....you can still enter using any other images but would not be entered into the draw for the prize.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-
FRIDAY SKETCHERS....Fabby sketch by Rach this week..i enjoyed working with it,thanks hun!
CREATIVE CARD CREW(Tues)....No flowers.
SIMON SAY'S STAMP(Wed)....Anything goes!!!!!
Well that's about it folks....hope you'll come and join in the fun at both THE PAPER SHELTER and STAMPAVIE AND MORE....why not combine your challenges like i have :0)
Have a lovely day
Take care

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

LESS IS MORE WEEK 5......PASTEL COLOURS.

Over at LESS IS MORE (Week 5) this week there's a colour theme of "PASTELS"....i so love the look of the cards produced on this challenge blog...just clean and simple but still so very gorgeous!
This is only the second time i've joined in the fun...i so wanted to enter this challenge weekly...so little time,so much to do!
I've gone again today for a shaped card,both the base card and the top layer have been cut using the largest die from the Spellbinders "Nested Eggs"die set...not a very big card at all,just a pretty little one maybe to give with an Easter egg or an Easter gift.
The patterned egg as been stamped using the largest stamp from the "Nestie Egg" set from Waltzing Mouse,the sentiment is also from this same set.
I've stamped using a Versamark Ink pad and then brushed Mica powders in pale pink,lilac and green over the stamped area,the same with the sentiment...looks really shimmery IRL .
I've added tiny self adhesive gems in the same colours just to give alittle interest...i wish i'd have used pearls now.
Finished off with some organza ribbon from stash.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenge:-
MY TIME TO CRAFT....Jewels!

Well that's about all for today again...the sun's shinning beautifully here,couldn't get a good photo because of it....not complaining it's nice to see that yellow ball in the sky :0).
Have a fab day
Take care all

Monday, 7 March 2011

OUT OF THIS WORLD....

"Fly Me To The Moon" is this week's theme over at POLLYCRAFT....and it's Paula's week to host,and she is also giving away 10 digi's to the lucky winner.....so well worth joining in!
When i first saw the challenge theme i can tell you my heart sank....i didn't really know what i was going to do....then i suddenly remembered this rocket template on one of my Polka Doodles CD's "Paper Boutique 3" and problem solved :0).
Both the rocket and the space papers are from this CD,i always print onto 160 or 200gsm super smooth cardstock....having said that i have just purchased some linen cardstock so will be having a go with that soon.
The POLLYCRAFT image is a new addition to the Critters & Cogs collection and this little chappie is "Nova"...i've coloured him using Promarkers and Prisma's,cut him out and 3d'd him using Pinflair glue gel.
The sentiment is also POLLYCRAFT from the Critters & Cogs "Sentiments" clear stamp set.


I'm entering this card into the following challenge:-
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG CHALLENGE....Fly away with us.

Well that's about it again for now....hope you'll come and join in the fun this week at POLLYCRAFT.

Take care