Saturday, 14 May 2011


It's a sad day for me today...this will be my last card as a DT member for both SKETCH SATURDAY and A GEM OF A CHALLENGE....well to be honest i've dropped all of my DT post's...not a decision made lightly...but it needed to be done....i'd like to take the opportunity to thank all my teamies for having's been a pleasure working with you all,i'll miss you!
Well now on to today's card which covers both SKETCH SATURDAY...fab sketch from Jo again this week and A GEM OF A CHALLENGE...where we have a colour challenge of "AQUA,LEMON & PINK".
I've used one of the recently released digi images from PINK GEM DESIGNS ....."jodie"...coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,a dream to colour.
Papers are also from PINK GEM DESIGNS...another new set..."Flowers and Butterflies"...the sentiment is a large circle stamp "Sunshine & Smiles",again PINK GEM DESIGNS.
The butterflies were made using to different Martha Stewart punches.

We are sponsored this week at SKETCH SATURDAY by Simon Say's Stamp...a fab prize as always for the lucky winner.

And over at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE our lovely sponsor this week is THE RIBBON GIRL...well worth joining in on the challenge for :0).
Well that's about it for now...hope you'll take up the challenges.

Have a lovely weekend everyone
Take care

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


Hi i have a card to share with you which covers two of my DT challenges....THE PAPER SHELTER,this week we have a colour combo theme of "Black,White and 1 other colour"...and STAMPAVIE AND MORE,where we have the theme of "Ribbon".
I've used a PAPER SHELTER image "Trattoria Chef",coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's and i've added glossy accents to the sauce.
The paper is from PINK GEM DESIGNS....from the "Gingham" download set....i was starting to panic i've used all my black and white gingham paper from Joanna Sheen that i usually use.... when suddenly i had a "light bulb" moment...PINK GEM to the rescue :0).
The recipe cards which are nearly all covered by the image are from the "Daily Servings" set from Designer Digitals,i've added file tabs to the tops using an Anna Griffin multi tabs punch.
The sentiment i computer generated using "Amanda's Hand" font.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:-
DUTCH DARE(Thurs).....i followed the sketch...and a fab one too!
CES(Sat)....Favourite colour white + 1 is my all time favourite!
LADYBUG CRAFTS INK....Black,White plus one other colour.

Well that's all again for today....hope you will come and join in the fun on both challenges,
Have a lovely day
Take care

Monday, 9 May 2011


Well it's the start of a new week and a new challenge over at POLLYCRAFT....this week our host is Joanne and she's set the theme of "Boyz to Men".
I've used "The Beer Monster" for my card,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's....i've added googly eye's and some glossy accents to the beer glass.
The paper is Basic Grey "Cupcake" and textured cardstock DCWV....letter beads for the cheers....must put these away and the googly eye's i'm using them too gets alittle boring.
Garden twine to finish.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY...As always Arlana a lovely sketch to work with :0).
LADYBUG CRAFTS INK(Tues)...."Going Dotty"
THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS(Sun)....Spots and Dots.
CARDS FOR MEN(Mon)....Someone special
STAMPS R US(every other Mon)....For the men in our lives.
Well that's about it from me
Take care

Saturday, 7 May 2011


Well today see's a new sketch over at SKETCH SATURDAY.....and this week our host is the lovely Maya...and i'm sure you'll agree it's a fab sketch,i loved working with it!
My image is one of Crissy Armstrong's new May digi images "Courageous Carl"....available to purchase from WHIMSY STAMPS....and a dream to colour.
I've used Promarkers and Prisma's as my colouring medium...must have a change sometime :0).
The papers are Basic Grey "Sugared".....ribbon slider and brads from stash.

We are sponsored this week by TICKLED PINK STAMPS and there's a fab prize up for grabs this week for the lucky winner...well worth joining in on the challenge for :0).

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges :-
CUPCAKE CRAFT(Mon)...."C" is for...mine is Courageous Carl.
DIVAS BY DESIGN(Wed)....Anything Goes.
STAMP SOMETHING(Fri)....May digi day.
SUNDAYS WITH CRISSY(Monthly).....Flowers.

Well that's about it for now...have a great weekend
Take care

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Today i've two cards to share with you....firstly my DT card for THE PAPER SHELTER...this week we have the theme of "Bling it up".
I've used "Birthday Cupcake" image and "Birthday Cupcake papers" set....both available to purchase from THE PAPER SHELTER.
i'VE 3d'd the topping on the cupcake using pinflair glue gel,i've used glossy accents,self adhesive gems and glamour dust to bling it up!
The sentiment is from a Elzybells clear stamp set....sadly no longer available.

As always there's a PAPER SHELTER gift certificate for the lucky winner.....if you've used a PAPER SHELTER image....if you're drawn and not used a PAPER SHELTER image you won't miss out you'll still get a prize of a digi image :0).

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:-

SKETCH AND STASH(Mon)....Your choice of sketch....i've used No7.

LADYBUG CRAFTS INK(Tues)...."Going Dotty".

Now onto my second card which is my DT card for STAMPAVIE AND MORE....this week we have the theme of "BABY".
I've used one of the newly released Sugar Nellie Adorables "Bambino"....available as a download from FUNKYKITS".
I've used Promarkers and Prisma's to colour my image.
The papers are DCWV "Nana's Nursery"...the sentiment is by Serendipity,and buttons from stash.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

SUGAR BOWL(Thurs).....sketch by Marlene and optional extra "Buttons".

SECRET CRAFTER(Sat)...."For a baby"

KABOODLE DOODLES(Tues)...."It's the B's knees"...embellishments beginning with "B"

A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR(Tues).....White + One colour

I LOVE PROMARKERS(Wed)....Song title...."Baby Boy" by Beyonce
Well that's about it for now...hope you have a lovely day
Take care

Monday, 2 May 2011


Well today over at POLLYCRAFT...."Anything Goes"....that's the theme Marit's set for this week's challenge.
I've used one of the recently released Chester images..."Retro Chester"...such a cheeky little monkey...LOL.
I've coloured him using Copic markers and Prisma's.
The papers and cardstock are DCWV.
Googly eye's,lettered beads,button and wire from stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY....Thank you Arlana,another fabby sketch :0).
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGE(Mon)...Something beginning with a "C"....mines the image "Chester".

Well that's about it again for now,
Have a great BH Monday,
Take care

Sunday, 1 May 2011


Hi and welcome to WHIMSY MAY 1st DIGI RELEASE BLOG HOP....if you've arrived here from the lovely SYLVIA'S BLOG....then you're in the right place,if not you may want to start at the WHIMSY INSPIRATIONS BLOG so that you don't miss anything along the way.
For my card today i've gone with one of Crissy Armstrong's new images "Nose to Nose"....isn't this image adorable....i've coloured it using Promarkers and Prisma's....i've then cut the image out because i wanted to mount it onto the circle of gingham cardstock.....i think the gingham works well with this image.
The gingham was printed onto 200gsm smooth cardstock and is a download from Pink Gem Designs.
The sentiment is also WHIMSY STAMPS.....from the "Birthday Letter Seals".
Ribbon,pearls,flower and silk seam binding from stash.

Now please leave a comment before you move on to the lovely CRYSTAL'S BLOG....there will be two random blogs who will pick a winner from their comments who will get to choose a digi image of their own choice.
The grand prize winner will get to pick 5 images and a chance to use them as a GD for the entire month of May....that winner will be picked at the final stop on the blog hop which is LINDA'S BLOG....don't forget you've got to be in it to win it!
The hop will run for a week untill 8th May 12 noon EST.
Just alittle reminder about the digi images for the Japan appeal....for one week 1st May(today)-8th May there's 50% off....all proceeds to the Red Cross disaster relief.

Well that's about it.....ENJOY THE HOP,and good luck :0)
Take care


Well over at LESS IS MORE this week the theme is Lucky it can be either "Thank You" or "Congratulations" you can see i've gone with a Thank-You card....always good to have a few of these by you.
I've gone with an image from PINK PETTICOAT.....from the "Dandelion Wisps" set....i've printed directly onto my card and then added the stamped sentiment which is out of a clear stamp set by HOTP.
I've added a large black faceted gem to the center of the large flower and two smaller black gems to the two other flowers.
Not much to this card...but i love it!

Well that's a short and sweet post...i'll be back later with my WHIMSY blog hop card.
Have a fab day
Take care