Thursday, 23 October 2014

As You Like It Challenge Cute or Elegant

Hello, here with my my DT card for As You Like It and this fortnight we would love to see your favourite Cute or Elegant cards and remember to say why in your link up.

I love cute but it's a lovely change to do something with all my dies so I have opted for Elegant, love doing these too cause they are just as pretty and not everyone likes cute on a card they receive. Also fitted in with making a card for my Mum who was Eighty Four on Tuesday. Papers are from the new Nitwits collection, wait for it! Dearly Beloved, yes Wedding papers but many of the pretty papers I thought could be used for any occasion.



We are sponsored by

http://www.stampandcreate.com/

who have kindly donated $20




http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


bye for now
x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

What's Your Favourite Fibre!



A new challenge starting today
 over on
and this fortnight
 we would love to see your
 Favourite Fibre
 on your creations and tell us why in your link up..

We are sponsored by




Have plenty of favourites but I do love Velvet. Adds a touch of luxury to a card and so love the look.

I have gone with a Sugar Nellie stamp called A Little Bit of Gossip, isn't she adorable and decided to colour her up with Promarkers, warm greys, 1-5. Added a splash of colour with the reds and finished off with some glamour dust.





Challenges I would love to play along with
http://kitandclowder.ning.com/challenges - Anything Goes
http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Use a Sugar Nellie cutie
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Ribbon
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ - Button Up
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


thank you for dropping in by

x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Christmas Wreath


Lovely to be asked to be Guest Designer on Crafting By Design this month.
 Decided to go all Christmassy with my new papers from Craftwork cards. Couldn't wait to play with them such gorgeous Christmassy colours and designs. I bought the complete set and got the cracker template cards free.




 I used Kraft card and Cream Linen card for the basic design. Cut the circles using Spellbinders large dies then embossed with A4 embossing folder for texture. Inked the edges with TH distress inks then started to layer up with TH Poinsettia die, Memorybox medium and small Rose dies, inked all the edges and finished off with Frosted Stickles. The Ivy leaf flourish is from Joanna Sheen. Finished off with a few pearls and Gingham bow. The centre I used Kraft card and one of the Sentiment pieces from the Paperpad. The large bow at the Top comes from a pad full of different patterned papers and sizes that comes with the collection, bows on everything this year lol!
Finished with a Gingham ribbon to hand for everyone to see. Hope you Like.


Want different sized Roses! Just roll them tighter.
Berries from online stores


Okay seem to have got my timing wrong, nothing new there then!



http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ - Anything but a card
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes/Christmassy
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Love That Hat!

Had one just like it when I was a child lol.

Hello everyone, been awhile since I last posted, a lot of headaches and some happy times. Firstly, my laptop died on me and a new one came home, hadn't even had time to get used to it and it ended up with a Virus that I couldn't get rid of so got someone to put everything right, then I had to install my own programs which aren't running too smoothly at the mo and all over the place with Windows 8, not finding it very user friendly at the mo. Haven't had much time to spent on it as my happy time took priority. My son came home from Australia and have spent much of my time with him and the rest of the family, meals, chilling out enjoying time together. Sadly the couple of weeks just flew by and he's now gone back. My other fab news , I won a colouring course with Kit and Clowder through The Sugar Nellie blog, was over the moon and I get a GDT spot on the blog too.

So onto my card which is for our challenge over on As You Like It and this fortnight we would like to see you favourite Digi Image and tell us why in your linkup.

Wow! Where do you start picking a favourite! I went for a new one I have been eyeing up for a few weeks and was perfect for a card I needed to make. I love her outfit, all cosy for the Autumn days ahead and she is cute, love her. Can see her ending up on some Christmas cards too if I ever get round to making a serious start! First I need to tidy my craft room back up, how on earth did I make so much mess making one card!

We are sponsored by



Polkadoodles Digi image
Maja Autumn papers
Flex/Promarkers
Docrafts Lace
Scrapberry's Pearls
Aster/Leaf Die


http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/ Lots of layers
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ - Autumn colours
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - At least one flower
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/ - Oh, how xute



x

Friday, 29 August 2014

Flying Home for Christmas!

Oh I wish!
Instead this wee darling is heading in the complete opposite direction, flying off to Australia. My son's Christmas card, love to make them real Wintry since he will be basking in the Australian Sun. Lucky him! Not just made it for him but also the Sugar Nellie Competion, using one of their new digi stamp releases. A super prize for some lucky crafter out there.
 I have used  High Flyer,  super cute and so easy to colour, added Frosted Stickles for that brrrrrr feeling and added some sparkle to his scarf and googles



Would also like to play along with

http://sugarnellie.blogspot.co.uk/p/competition_15.html - use one of their new furries!
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ - Tic Tac Toe - New digi, something Blue, old sentiment
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/ - New digi,papers,snowflakes
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Animals/pets
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

happy crafting

x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

My Autumn Story Teller"

Morning  A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It and this next fortnight we would love to see your Favourite Season  on your cards and please remember to tell us why in your link up.
We are sponsoired by





I love cosy colours so its Autumn for me. Love the rich colours the leaves turn, such a beautiful time in the countryside, nothing beats a walk through the woods and back home to a cosy fire!



I have chosen the 'Story Teller'  from Sugar Nellie, just so cute and perfect for my Autumn card.  Coloured her with Pro/Flexmarkers and added Glamour Mist to her wings then finished off with Frosted Stickles for that mystical feel!


My only embellishments, ribbon and string bow, stitched button and heart with a small hello tag. Perfect, didnt feel it needed anything else!



Finished card, basket weave embossed background, pretty papers and adorable Sugar Nellie image from Funkykits, you can get the 'Story Teller' in rubber or if you can't wait, digital and bring her to life right away 
lol!






http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Something Sweet
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/ - Spring or Autumn
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes#

Happy crafting.
x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Merry Christmas Friend


This is a first, writing my post on my IPad, so fingers crossed it runs smoothly!  My computer crashed the other day and looks like a new one will be coming home. Still pondering which one to go for, gosh, think I need to go to confused, confused. Co.uk!!
Righteo, onto my card. A Christmas card using 'Picket Post' one of the new Sugar Nellie digital images. So adorably cute, reminds me of my pup Max, has that expression on quite a lot lol! and like how I can use it for any season. Coloured with my Promarkers and used Flowersoft for the snow. There's also a great prize to be won so I'll be crossing everything! 


Challenges 

http://sugarnellie.blogspot.co.uk/p/competition_15.html.  Use one of the new cuties

http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/    To die for. Snowflake and rectangle die, spellbinders

http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/. Our furry little friends

Now, fingers crossed everything goes smoothly when I try to link up! That's a first on here too! 

Happy crafting. X

Edited! Ha ha, thought everything was running to smoothly! Won't post! Hope it goes live soon! Copied into a new post so fingers crossed this time. 
Okay where did my card go! 
Take Two!!! 








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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hello there!


A new challenge starting
 today
 over on
 and
 this fortnight
 we would like to see you use your
 Favourite Two Embellishments 
and
 tell us Why in your link up.


Our sponsor


Have used a Crafty Sentiments image, coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers  and my minds eye papers finished off with my favourite embellishments, Butterflies and Pearls. Love them so pretty, colourful and delicate in real life and can be on my cards too as the main focal point or dotted about here and there. Pearls, they are one of  my favourite pieces of jewellery, classy.



http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/- Anything Goes/optional/Animals
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes/sights of Summer for me!
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Summertime Butterflies

Happy Crafting
x

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Favourite Design Papers



Oh dear, a big oops from me today!! I realise it's Thursday now, didn't a few minutes ago! Been wrong with what day it is all week lol! I thought it was Friday today and can't believe a fortnight has gone by since our last challenge. Think I need to Spring clean my head ! Okay, glad I had my post just about finished so better get on and tell you what our challenge for the next fortnight is.

 this fortnight is about
 your
 favourite papers and tell us why.



Our sponsor this fortnight is

I have used their dress template, copied to word, resized it and printed it out, base on cardstock and top layer using my favourite design papers Papermania, Parisienne Blues. My favourite colours and so so pretty. Added ribbon, lace and pearls to finish.



Copied the template into word, resized and printed it out. Can make it any size you want, use it as a card or as I have a topper for cards, bags, boxes etc. 



Lift the front of the dress up and sentiment inside


A gift bag ready to add something special to the inside! 
Edited!!
Gosh my brains in reverse gear today lol, why are they my favourite papers! Missed that bit out didnt I! Love the old fashioned look these papers have, the pretty roses, love Roses and have loved dark Blues ever since i can remember. Just had a thought!! Why are people drawn to a certain colour? I know some colours don't suit me and I know I love the cosy look but then some folks think Blue is cold. Love blue skies and blue seas so must be the reason I love it. There if I dug deep enough into my dizzy head I knew I would find the answer lol!!!!


http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - Vintage
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ - Other than a card or tag
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Favourite Colour Combo Blue/Cream


Off to enjoy an extra day lol!!!!
bye for now

x

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Special Moments!

Gosh I'm blogging a card in between challenges lol! Having a break from diy, have ran out of supplies so another trip to Homebase. Starting to see an end to extension nightmare, can finally use the new back door, have a downstairs loo and my washing machine back inside new utility room. What a relief I can tell you after so much mess over the last three years. Maybe I can settle down soon and get crafting. Okay, my card for a young lady turning Thirteen, had completely forgot I bought Sugar Nellie stamps a couple of weeks ago, lucky I remembered as just perfect for my card. Stamp is called Best Friends and I coloured it with Promarkers/Flexmarkers, used Forever Friend papers and a few embellishments. Decorated inside to match.







A side view

Playing along with the following challenges

http://www.inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goeds
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ - Anything Goes
http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/ - Die Cuts and Flowers
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Summer Colours
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Flower Power
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes/use a sentiment

Think I need a cuppa now lol!
happy crafting.

x

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Your Favourite Sentiment!

A new challenge once again starting over on As You Like It. Not sure where the time goes, so busy, well my kinda busy but it's good i can tell you. A new extention all coming together now, so relieved I can tell you! Will be three years this September since it was ready for the tradesmen to do their thing and what a nightmare but so happy it's just about there. I'm doing a bit of painting and after twenty years I have a downstairs loo Woo Hoo lol! A new Utility room that I wont break my neck in, I'm sure Hubby thought otherwise at times lol! Right, enough of my waffle, let's get down to telling you about our challenge.
This fortnight we would like to see you use your favourite Sentiment and tell us WHY when you link up.

We are sponsored by

Lee kindly gave us a couple of images to play about with and this is mine




I used Birthday Bear. Isn't he adorable, coloured him with Promarkers/Flexmarkers, Warm Greys and a Blue combo. Papers MME.My favourite sentiment is 'Just for You', some sentiments are just not for me, I don't do soppy! Most cards I make are for someone I know so I like to think they see a bit of them and me in it, makes it extra special!

Hope you find time to join us.
Playing along with
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Use a Sentiment
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Lots of Layers
http://charismacardz.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


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Thursday, 3 July 2014

As You Like It Challenge


Today sees a new challenge starting over on As You Like It and this next fortnight we would like to see you use your favourite people or animal on your card and please remember to tell us why! Mmmmn, wasn't the choice that was bothering me, it was the colouring of the image. havent lifted a promarker since the end of last year! Oh no, all that shading and the light, where do I put the light lol!!! Thankfully it's got me colouring again, practise makes perfect they say so will be doing a lot of that hopefully to get back up to some reasonable quality.
Okay, one of my all time favourites is a Sugar Nellie stamp called Pippa Longsocks, she is just too cute in those socks and icing on the cake is the adorable wee frog at here feet. As soon as I seen here, she was perfect for my granddaughter who has been affectionally called the frogster since she was born and I love frogs too. Mmmmn, did I use this one last year for her birthday, im sure she will tell me!

Our sponsore is 

And this is my card


Just love cuties and I think these two are just the cutest!

Sugar Nellie - Pippa Longsocks
Papers i think are Docraft Basics. just loved how bright the green was (oops had them for some time and first airing!) and the Yellow piece from my minds eye
Letters & Leaves  - Britannia Dies
Spellbinder dies, only had them five minutes and for the life of me cant remember the name!


http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Ribbons and flowers
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://mymumscraftshop.blogspot.com/ - Summer or bright colours
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Things with wings
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes


Well that's me done for today,happy crafting.


x

Thursday, 19 June 2014

As You Like It Challenge

\hello
Today sees the start of a new challenge over on As You Like It and this fortnight we wou8ld like to see your creations using your favourite die and tell us why in your link up.

Our sponsor this time is Care2stamp

A tall order I think with most of us, deciding which is our favourite. I have many favourites but have chosen a Joanna Sheen die, as soon as I seen it I hd to have lol! Could see many uses for it. Love the scrolls and instead of having the heart can see me using flowers, butterflies and sentiments instead. Love things I can adapt, makes it a die worth having in your collection.

For this card, I decided to emboss the card using the die instead of cutting it out. I then cut a further one using home made glitter card (glue and Glamour dust) and using only the heart piece
layered it onto the embossed one. Pretty simple card, getting to like making CAS cards more and more.





Oh Dear, late again posting! A day out yesterday with a friend in Aberdeen, shopping. Wacked today but worth it.
Hope you will join us.

http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/ - Glitter
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes



x

Thursday, 5 June 2014

As You Like It Challenge

Hello everyone,
 its time for a new challenge
 over at
and
this fortnight we would like to see you 
use
your favourite Embossing technique 
please remember to tell us why in your link up
Our Sponsore this time 
is


Love embossing folders, love the texture and depth they give to a card, there are so many out there to choose from and can find one in your collection to suit whatever occasion your card is for.



Chose a heart die for Sentiment embossed with Gold embossing powder, Cream and White Linen card, Flourish and die cut Roses. The base card I made using large scalloped die cuts from Jus Cutz.
Gosh, that was a bit dodgy! Typing having just painted my nails and doing this inbetween layers lol!! Just checked them, alls well no squashy bits!

Hope you come over and share your lovely creations with us and check out what my lovely team mates have created.



Lets hope I can improve on my one a fortnight card! And maybe for once I will be on time with this post!



x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

As You Like It Challenge



A new challenge starting today
 over on
 and this fortnight
 we would like to see your creations
 using your
 favourite colour combo
 and tell us why in you link up.

We are sponsored this time round 
by



My favourite colour combo has to be Blue and Cream. Loved it since I was  a child. Why I'm not really sure, I can only say I'm always been drawn to it when buying anything from clothes to things for the home. Okay, I have made a few things now with these gorgeous papers from Papermania, so me and so love them. I have revamped a rather grotty looking notelet drawer box that has been lying around for some years waiting to be updated and so pleased with the result.

This is the before


 Painted it first with Acrylic paint and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz inks  and then the fun part began! 




The buttons for drawer knobs


Papermania Parisean Blue all ready to distress,mat and layer/

And this is the after.

The top  is decorated with a doily, cream lace, think it's a Memory box die and the Butterfly is Spellbinders. Finished off with K&Co pearl brads and metal corners


 The drawers I added a Memory Box die flower flourish and pearls. The drawer knobs I glued two buttons together, painted with the acrylic paint, using a circle punch, cut a circle from the patterned paper, glued to button knob then inked with clear embossing ink and dipped in clear embossing powder, heated and repeated several times to glaze the button knob. Then glued in place on each drawer.


 A side view



Challenges I would like to play along with

http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://mymumscraftshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-17-lots-of-layers.html
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Bingo/Diecuts,Butterflies and Designer papers
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Alter It
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Wings
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/ - Shabby Chic/Vintage
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Pearls and Lace
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Things with Wings
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

It's been a slow start to my day today but hopefully my energy levels come to life pretty quickly, want to do a bit of playing in my room later. Hope life is being good to you all.
bye for now

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