Sunday, 28 October 2012

DT Card for Joanna Sheen Challenge - Silhouettes

Good Morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies
I really do hope that you are all having a good weekend.
Its a cold but gloriously sunny morning here on the South coast of England.

Today is the start of a new Joanna Sheen Challenge. Our theme for the next 2 weeks is
Silhouettes 
as usual the wonderful prize is a £15 voucher to spend in the Joanna Sheen online shop.

Now, you will see that my card is not really in the traditional silhouette style. The reason for this is I was sent some fabulous Joanna Sheen Knitting Rubber Stamps 
which I was determined to make fit the theme. So I heat embossed them to create the butterfly silhouette. Luckily for me the rest of the design team agreed that my was fine for the challenge (although looking on the challenge blog mine sticks out like a sore thumb!)


Items used
Budding Vine Embossing folder
Cheery Lynn mini fanciful flourish
Martha Stewart medium butterfly punch
Memory Box Cherry Blossom Die

If you pop over to the Joanna Sheen challenge blog you will be able to see with wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team .You will also be able to see who were the winners of our last challenge.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
DYSU - embossing Wet or dry
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Things with wings
Card Making Mamas - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Use an Embossing folder

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really appreciate your support and encouragement.
I'm off to have a big catch up with all my commenting and see what you have all been up to.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bye for now
Hugs 




Friday, 26 October 2012

DT card for Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge - Anything Goes


Good Morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies
Yippee, it's Friday. Nearly the weekend and it's half term next week too, I love having the children at home.

 Well, today is the start of a new Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge.
For the next 2 weeks our theme is


Anything Goes!

Our sponsor is the fabulous  Pretty Little Ribbon Shop who will be giving a wonderful prize to our lucky winner.

So onto my card, which I made for my gorgeous daughter who was 17 last week. She is such a special young lady in every way so I wanted her card to be special too.

I had great fun making this one.  It is an easel card with a drawer into which I put some yummy chocolates.
Sorry for the picture overload, I always have trouble photographing these type of shaped cards



To show the sentiment:


Showing the little pull out tag I made to write the birthday message on and those cute little mice.
The little heart charm says 'made with love'


Items used
Ink stamp - Lili of the Valley Chocolate Factory coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment -  Lili of the Valley For Your circular sentiments
Papers - Doodlebug Designs
Flowers - Dienamics Flower flower trio and woodware punches
Heart Banner Die - WOJ (from MCH)
Martha Stewart Lace Heart border punch
Brads and gems from stash.


If you take a look on the Stampin' for the weekend blog you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.


I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:
Fashionista challenge - Challenge 8 - Anything goes
Crafty Pad - use an animal
Addicted to stamps - animal friends
Bearly Mine - easel card
Southern Girls animal crackers
charisma cards - Don't be square!

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do enjoy reading your comments.
I hope you all have a great weekend
Bye for now
Hugs 

Thursday, 25 October 2012

DT card for Lili's Little Fairies - A Girly Christmas


Hello to you all, my wonderful friends and blogging buddies
I hope you are all having a good week.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies and the theme this time is

A Girly Christmas  Card

The prize for the lucky winner is the 2 new Lili of the Valley Gorgeous Oriental Stamps Aimi and Cho .


Last week I was very lucky to win  the lovely Donna's blog candy. Inside my wonderful parcel, crammed full of crafty goodies, was the sweet Lili of the Valley stamp that I used on today's card. It was so much fun to colour.

So here's my card, I was in my element with this one -combining 2 of my favourite themes!
I added loads of glitter to my snowflakes and Stickles on all the layers, it's a shame you cannot see the sparkle on my pictures!

Close up of those pretty girlies

Items used :
Ink stamp ~ Lili of the Valley All in a Row coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Christmas Fancy
Snowflakes - Marianne Designs
Border die - Dienamics crochet border
Glamour Dust
Stardust Stickles
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White from MCH

If you pop over to the Lili's Little Fairies blog you will be able to see the wonderful girly and festive creations made by the rest of the design team. You can also see who were the winners of the last challenge.


I would like to enter this card into the following fab challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- No rules
Papertake Weekly - fireworks (glitter and sparkle)
J+C Creations - contemporary Christmas
I ♥ Promakers - Christmas is Coming
ABC Christmas Challenge - Up to you!
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today, it means a lot to know you are there!!
Bye for now
Hugs 




Wednesday, 24 October 2012

DT card for Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #144 - Animals


Good morning to you all.
Today is the start of a new Fab 'n' Funky Challenge and this time I am the host!!! 
So especially for all of you animal lovers out there I have chosen the theme of
  Animals 
That's a nice easy one for you all to be able to join in I hope!! Just use any image, die cuts,  papers  whatever - as long as we can see an animal you're in!!

We have 2 sponsors this time which means 2 lucky winners. They are the fabulous Crimson Cloud and DigiDarla Designs.

The design team were very lucky to be able to use some images from DigiDarla Design to use.
As you have probably know, I am a cat lover so no prizes for guessing which animal I chose!


Items used:
Digi stamp - Digi Darla Designs - Cat in Fall coloured with Promarkers
Embossing folder - Die'sire Floral Frenzy  
Memory Box Arboscello Tree
Martha Stewart lace heart border punch
Joy Crafts leaf die
Paper Crimper
Spellbinders 
Sentiment - LOTV sentiment tags
Natural Soft Hessian Mesh Ribbon from the Ribbon Girl

If you take a look on the Fab n Funky Challenge blog you will be able to see the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team and be able to see who were the winners of our last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Ribbon Girls - colours of Autumn
Cupcake Craftroom - anything goes in Autumn
Lisa B Designs - Autumn
Addicted to Stamps - Animals Friends
Allsorts - Autumn
Crafty Pad - Use an animal
Paperplay challenge - Wooden it be nice

Thank you all so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I appreciate your encouragement and support.
Bye for now
Hugs 


Monday, 22 October 2012

DT card for Sketch n Stash Challenge 99 Kevin's Sketch

Hello again everyone, I said I'd be back!
This is my second post for today, for my Card Mania DT card please click here

Well, today is the start of a new Sketch n Stash Challenge and this time our sketch has been designed by the wonderful and talented Kevin. Here is his fabulous sketch:


We are sponsored this time by the fabulous My Mums Craft Shop who will be giving a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

I used the sketch to make a birthday card of my niece. She belongs to a Gymnastics club and enters competitions so I was delighted to find the idea image over at Digi stamp boutique. I went ultra pretty and girly for this one!


Tried to get a close up so you can see tiny charm which says' made with love'


Items used
Digi stamp - Digi stamp boutique - Gymnast Molly coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Doodlebug designs
Memory Box simple banner
Tonic Studio flower punches
Charm - Meiflower
Sentiment - craftwork cards
Stickles - stardust.

If you pop over to the Sketch n Stash Challenge you will the wonderful creations by the rest of the design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use a ribbon
Digi Stamp Boutique - October challenge (use DSB image)
CRAFT challenge - use metal

Thank you for stopping and looking at my blog today, I really do appreciate it
Bye for now
Hugs













DT Card for Card Mania Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies
I hope you all had a good weekend.

So, it's the start of a new week and today is the start of a new Card Mania Challenge, The theme for the next two weeks is

Oh Baby!!  for little cute babies / newborns or just for your dear one 

The sponsor is The Cutting Cafe who will be giving a fab prize to a lucky winner

Now, before you see my card you may think it doesn't really fit the theme. The reason is that originally the theme was shaped cards but it had to be changed at the last minute.


Side view!

I used a 'dress form' template provided by the Cutting Cafe. I made the top of the dress with an embossed heart and the skirt was made by pleating paper and adding lace.

Items used:
Papers - Doodlebug designs
Woodware small and medium daisy punches
Whimsy corner dies
Craftwork cards senitment

If you pop over to the Card Mania blog you will be able to see the wonderful creations by the rest of the design team and see who where the winners of the last challenge


I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:

Fashionista challenge - Challenge 8 - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything goes
Emerald Faeries - Anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes

thank you all so much for taking the time to look at my blog today.
I'll be back later with my Sketch n Stash DT card

Bye for now
hugs 



Saturday, 20 October 2012

Lilac Hydrangea to say hello


Good Morning to you all, my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.
I'm soooo glad it's the weekend.

Today's card is one I made for a friend who moved away, we exchange cards a couple of times a year in between birthdays and Christmas. I know she is going through a tough time at the moment so I wanted to surprise her with an extra card.

I choose this image because it reminds me of where we both used to live when we were children. There was a road we walked down on the way to the seafront in the summer and nearly every garden had the most glorious hydrangeas in a variety of pretty colours. I Googled free images and found this one here.
I layered up parts of the flower, I not sure how well you can see that on the picture though.




Items used:
Digi stamp - freebie (see link above) coloured with Promakers
Double corner rounder punch
Woodware small and medium butterfly punches
Paper - Kay and Co
Sentiment - Personal impressions

I would like to enter my card into the following fab challenges

Stampalot Challenge - punch away
Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything goes (2nd entry - hope that is ok if not please delete)
Sweet Pea Stampers -  support
Crafty Sentiments - bows or ribbons

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I know I always say it but I honestly do appreciate your support and encouragement.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend

hugs

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

DT card for Fab n Funky Challenge #143 Black Orange and ...

Good Morning my wonderful friends and blogging buddies
I'm so sorry I haven't added anything to my blog for a few days, I have been having fun making DT cards which all seem to be due in the same week.

It Wednesday already so that means the start of a new Fab 'n' Funky Challenge
Our host this week is the lovely Jackie and she has chosen the theme of 

Orange, Black and Choice


The sponsor is the wonderful Pink Cat Studio 

The DT were given some fabulous images to use from Pink Cat Studios BUT because my printer has been out of action for a couple of days I coloured in an image that I already had printed out and decided not to make a Halloween card!
My choice colour is yellow so I warn you, this is really bright!!


Items used:
Digi stamp ~ Digi stamp boutique Cocoa with roses coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Doodlebug designs
Felt flowers made with Marianne Design English Rose die
Memory Box Lorelia Leaf
Craftwork cards sentiment and shaped card
Embossing folder - crafters companion flower power.

I'd love you to take a look on the Fab n Funky Challenge blog to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team - you won't be disappointed!!


I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:

The Sweet Shop Sketch - SSS180 ( fabulous sketch!)
Sassy Cheryl - Orange and Black
DSB Monthly challenge - October challenge use any DSB image
Pink Gem Designs - Flowers
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy  - Birthday cards
Totally Papercrafts - make your own flowers
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - flowers and embossing
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 - 3 of something ( flower, different papers)




Before I go, I would like to tell you that Fab n Funky Challenge will be celebrating it's 3rd Birthday next 
month so lot's of fun celebrations!!

 Check out this wonderful image provided by Kathy at Stampart by Kathryne who has a gorgeous selection of digis available to by from Whimsy stamps here
Our wonderful Ginny has coloured it for us .



Right, time for me to see what you have all been up to.
I really appreciate you all stopping by and looking at my card today.
Bye for now
Hugs 



Friday, 12 October 2012

DT card Stampin' for the Weekend Something Spooky!

Hello to you all my fabulous friends
I'm so sorry this is late, I could blame blogger but actually I set my date wrong!

I'm so glad it's Friday, it's been a hectic week.

Today is the start of a new Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge and our theme for the next 2 weeks is

Something Spooky!!!

The sponsors are the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps and the fabulous Simon Says Stamp so we will have 2 prizes for you!

Bugaboo Stamps kindly let the design team have some images to use for the this challenge which is just as well because I don't have any spooky images at all!

Once I had printed my chosen image onto orange card I didn't really need to add much else.
I cut out a bat shape and suspended it with a strip of acetate so it looks like it is flying. I'll try to take another photo later so you can see this a bit clearer.

Items used:
MFT Fancy Flourish
Charm from ewe 2 can craft
Woodware punch -  inverted corner rounder

If you hop over to the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful spooky creations made by the rest of the design team. You will also be able to see who were the winner of the last challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following fab challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Halloween sentiment
OSATT -  Boo!!
Crafts 4 Eternity - ugly bug ball
Polka Doodles - Halloween
The Poodles Parlour - Halloween

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I am so grateful to you all.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Bye for now
Hugs 







Thursday, 11 October 2012

DT card for Lili's Little Fairies - Classic Christmas

Good afternoon to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies and our theme for this week is 

 Classic Christmas 
(Traditonal Christmas Colours)

The sponsors this week are Mary & Andrea from the Ribbon Girl, who will giving a £10 voucher to spend on their scrummy website to the lucky winner!

Here is my card, I'm sorry about the rubbish photo, my ribbon doesn't really clash that much in real life and the gold glitter is a lot more sparkly!!!




Close up showing the gorgeous image


Items used:
Ink Stamp - LOTV festive robins coloured with Promarkers
sentiment stamp - Crafty impressions 
Papers - Dovecraft Christmas Vintage
Embossing folder - Sizzex Powdered Sugar & Snow 
Marianne Designs Poinsettia 
Gold Stickles


If you pop over to the Lili's Little Fairies Blog you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge


I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:

Sparkles Christmas - tradional
Papertake Weekly - All creatures great and small
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - dies and/or punches
Penny black and more - Animal Magic

Whoops, that is a lot of challenges! 
Anyway, thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today, your support and encouragement mean a lot to me
Bye for now
Hugs 


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

DT card for Fab n Funky Challenge #142 Vintage

Good morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies

Today is the start of a new Fab n Funky Challenge, our host for this week is the lovely Shirley and the theme is

   Vintage

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Flonzcraft
they are offering one lucky participant a prize of a $20 voucher (plus free shipping). They are also offering a 12% discount in their shop to all challenge entrants.

The design team were so lucky to be able to choose some stamps from Flonzcraft, The one I have used today comes in a set complete with sentiments.

I realised after I took the photo that the 'u' from You is covered up with the a flower petal, I have since bent the petal slightly but didn't get a chance to take another photo, sorry!


Items Used
Ink Stamp and sentiment - Flonzcraft cutie set  coloured with Promarkers
Butterfly stamp - C-Art Us coloured with Promakers
Paper - Raspberry Road (magazine freebies)
Flowers - Spellbinders Rose creations coloured with Tattered Rose Distress Inks
seam binding coloured with Tattered Rose Distress Ink

If you pop over to the Fab n Funky blog you will be able to see all the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team including our new team members Ciska and Beccy . You can also see who were the winners of the last challenge.


I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Vintage theme
Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers Galore
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Anything goes
Incy wincy Anything Goes
Pile it on - Vintage of Shabby Chic

thank you for stopping by and looking at my blog today, I really do appreciate your support and encouragement.
Bye for now
Hugs 




Monday, 8 October 2012

DT card for Sketch n Stash Challenge #98 Angie's Sketch


Hello again, I said I'd be back!!

This is my second card for today, to see my Card Mania DT card please click here
As promised I'm back with my card for the Sketch n Stash Challenge
This time our sketch for you to follow for the next 2 weeks was designed by the lovely Angie.


                                                         


We are lucky to be sponsored by the wonderful Pink Gem Designs
Prize - 4 digi images of winner's choice


The design team were lucky to be able to choose a digi-stamp from Pink Gem. There are so many gorgeous images to choose from. In the end I just couldn't resist this cute reindeer. I really enjoyed colouring him in.


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Rudy with baubles from Pink Gem Designs coloured with Promakers
Papers ~ Papermania Home for Christmas
Papermania Kraft card
Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White from MCH
Marianne Design Snowflakes
Memory Box snowflake corner
Sentiment Stamp - Wild Rose Studio
Stickles Glitter glue - Stardust


If you pop over to the Sketch n Stash blog you will see the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Winter Holiday
Cutie Pie - Use a digi ( I have only been blogging for 4 months so please delete my entry if necessary)
Charisma Cardz - Badda Bling! (Bling/Shiny)
J+C creations - Cute Christmas
Simon Says Stamp challenge - Glimmer and Sparkle

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate your support and encouragement.
It's time for me to catch up with all your wonderful creations today.
Bye for now 
Hugs 





Joanna Sheen Autumn Blog Hop Winner

Hello Again Everyone

This is my second post for today, for my Card Mania DT card please click here

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Joanna Sheen Autumn Blog hop.
It was a fun week. I have really enjoyed seeing the different styles of cards all made with the same image and papers.

The winner of the star prize will be announced on the Joanna Sheen blog later today 

As you know each of the Design Team Member also had a prize kindly donated by Paula our team leader:



I am pleased to announce that the lucky winner picked at random from all the lovely comments on my blog is


#52 rachel (http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/)


Congratulations Rachel, please can you Email me you address and then I will pass your details onto Paula.

Bye for now
I'm back later with my DT card for the Sketch n Stash Challenge
Hugs 


Card Mania Challenge - Happy Birthday

Good Morning everyone

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, it always go too fast I know!

Anyway, today is the start of a new Card Mania Challenge and our theme for the next 2 weeks is

Happy Birthday

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful KennyK Downloads who will be giving the prize of 5 digi stamps to the lucky winner

I have gone for a fairly minimal card this time, I haven't decided if need to add anything else or not yet.



Items Used:
Image ~ digi stamp KennyK Uptown Angel coloured with Promakers. 
Papers ~ Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu
Senitments - LOTV sentiment Tags
Shaped card blank ~ craftwork cards
Ribbon, wooden flower, metal spacer and gems from stash

To see some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the design team please pop over to the Card Mania Challenge blog. You will also be able to see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:
Craft and Me - My sentiments exactly
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes (plus a sentiment)
Songbird Challenge - girls just wanna have fun!
Crafty Ribbons  - anything but a square
Totally Papercrafts - Let's see those shapes
A gem of a challenge - For the girls

Right, that's it for now. HOWEVER, I will be back to announce the winner from my blog of the Joanna Sheen blog hop and and also with my DT card for the Sketch and Stash Challenge

Bye for now
Hugs






Friday, 5 October 2012

Car Wash!! and a reminder!

Good Afternoon to you all I hope you have had a good week.
Sorry I'm a bit late today, my hospital appointment went on longer than expected. I'm so glad it's Friday!!

Just a little reminder that the new Ladybug Crafts challenge for this month started on Monday with the theme of Halloween and/OR your favourite embellishment to see my DT card you can click here.
Also the winners of the last challenge were announced yesterday.

Another reminder that the Joanna Sheen Autumn Blog hop is still going until Sunday, for more details click here.


Right, On to my card today. Just a quick simple one made for a relative. I really don't make enough male cards so I'm not that good at them.



Close up of the fabulous Lili of the Valley image, trying (not very sucessfully) to show the Stickles added to the water and Glossy Accents added to the headlights and goggles

Items Used
Ink stamp- LOTV Pride and Joy coloured with Promarkers
Stickles - stardust 
Glossy Accents
Papers - First Edition Desert Blooms
Sentiment - very old magazine freebie


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - for a man/youth
Dis Digi Downloads - Animals acting like people
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes (optional card to celebrate)
Inky Impressions - Let's hear it for the boys
I ♥ Promarkers -  Autumn colours


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it.
I'm off now to catch up with all of your wonderful creations today.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend
Bye for now
Hugs 





Monday, 1 October 2012

Joanna Sheen Challenge Autumn Blog Hop



 Hello everyone, this is so exciting!
 I'd like to welcome you all to the 
Joanna Sheen Challenge Autumn Blog Hop!!!
Our blog hop is a hop with a twist as all the DT have had a great time creating with just ONE Joanna Sheen House Mouse image!
The image we have all used is the House Mouse image of the little House Mouse Juggling leaves off the "Tumble" rubber stamp sheet and the papers we have all used are from the Summertime Designs freebie kit "Falling for fall" which you can all download for yourselves here.

The STAR Prize for 1 lucky random winner is this fab set of 4 Autumn House Mouse stamp sets

Each DT member also has a fab individual prize of pretty Autumnal ribbons/twine and a gorgeous selection of leaf charms so there are 
9 – Yes….. 9 chances to win!!!


If you have landed here from Alison then you are hopping in the right direction - If not then you need to pop over to 

 the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog to begin.



So, here is the card that I made for the blog hop: 


Additional items used:
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish
Nellie Snellen Floral punches
Tonic Studio Daisy Border Punch
Craftwork cards sentiment




All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is become a follower of the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog and then leave a comment on every member of the DT’s blogs on their blog hop post and on the challenge blog hop post.   
On sunday 7th October each DT member will pick a winner by random.org from their comments and announce their winner on their own blog on Monday 8th October.  

The lucky winner of the STAR prize will be announced on the Joanna Sheen challenge blog on Monday 8th October


Don't forget to check back on all the DT blogs to see if you're one of our lucky winners.


All week the challenge blog will be showcasing other crafters cards who have all kindly agreed to make a creation using exactly the same stamp and papers as the rest of the DT.  

I hope you check back to the challenge blog throughout the week to see all the different designs!  


From here you need to hop to  Kat to hop along in the right direction!




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Robyns Fetish - Stitching real or Faux
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn colours
Love to Create - thinking of you



Thanks so much for hopping by and
Good luck everyone!
Bye for now
Hugs


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