Saturday, 28 September 2013

Friends are Forever - Dies to Die for GDT card

Hello to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
A big warm welcome to my newest followers too, thank you so much for your support, it really means a lot to me.

I am here today with my next Guest Designer card made with some gorgeous goodies from
Dies to Die for

I have made a centre stepper card to showcase a delightful stamp by Bildmalarna. The gorgeous papers are also by Bildmalarna, they are such a lovely colour and the designs on them are so pretty.
The butterfly, from Cheery Lynn, is one of my favourites it's from the wonderfully named Exotic Butterflies set.
I have used Bazzill Kraft card for my layering and the sentiment is from a really useful set by Tina Wenke




Side view


Items Used:
Stamps - Image -Bildmalarna - LWF - Umbrella 



Image has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers




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

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends - Best Friends
Polka doodles - more than one fold

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
bye for now
hugs

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Here Comes Santa at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge


Hello to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week. Sending big hugs out to anyone who would like one!
We have had glorious weather here for the last 2 days and all my children seem to have settled nicely into their new terms at school and college so I'm happy!

My card today is part of the mid way reminder for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.
This time our fun theme is
Here Comes Santa 
For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful Funky Kits

My image is one I bought last year in the sale, it's quite a large stamp and was so much fun to colour although it did make me feel rather sleepy. I'm yawning again looking at it now!


Items Used:
Stamp -  Heltz Cuppleditch Snoozing Santa coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition Nordic Christmas 
Spellbinders Labels 1 and Scalloped Labels 1
Sentiment - Paula Pascual Christmas Messages
Polar White Flower Soft
Distress Ink - Antique Linen

If you take a look at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations made by the design team.


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

Graphic Markers - No Characters and or/colour an accessory (hope this counts, please feel free to delete if necessary!)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Oldie but Goodie - Dies and Punches (old items are stamp and Sentiment)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. 
I really do appreciate it, your support and encouragement means so much to me.
bye for now
hugs





Tuesday, 24 September 2013

It's Sketch Time at the Papertake Weekly Challenge

Good Afternoon to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new Papertake Weekly Challenge, I am really enjoying being a Guest Designer for them.
This time the theme is 

Sketchie Free For All

There is a new sketch for this week or you can use any other Papertake Weekly sketch that you can find on the challenge blog here
The fabulous sponsor for this week is

Prize - $20 voucher to spend online for the lucky winner.

I know that I am completely of season for this card if you live in the UK but I just felt like making a Springtime card and I wanted to use my gorgeous First Edition Bird Song papers too.



Here is Dawny's fabulous sketch for this week which I followed:

Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Heather Ellis Pure Innocence 01 coloured with Promarkers
Spellbinders Ovals
Spellbinders Labels 18
Sentiment Stamp - Craftwork cards
Ribbon and Button from stash

If you take a look at the  Papertake Weekly Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations made by the design team and see who was the lucky winner of the last challenge.


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

Crafty Cardmakers - Winged Things
Penny's Paper Crafty - 2 or more papers
Polka Doodles - Candy colours (these colours remind me of sherbet pips!)
Allsorts - Button up!
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes 4 Kids
Card Mania - cute as a button
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes



Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comment you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs




Monday, 23 September 2013

DT card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friend
I hope you had a good weekend, they just go far too quickly don't they!
Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my last cards. You are all so kind.

Anyway, today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
This time we are onto sketch number 18 and our optional theme is Birthdays.
We have 2 fabulous sponsors this time:

Prize - £10 to spend online
and
prize $10 to spend online

As I have made a few girlie cards lately I thought is was about time I made one for the boys.
I used a image from the LOTV Vintage Boy Sketch Pad which I have coloured with Promarkers.
 I love these images, they are such fun to colour.



Here is the fab sketch for you to follow:

                                                             

Items Used:
Image - from LOTV Vintage Boys Sketch Pad, coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Bo Bunny Welcome Home
Sentiment - LOTV sentiments to fit scroll

If you take a look at the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge blog you will 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 my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Cutie Pies - Cute card for a boy
Clear It Out Challenge: Boys/Men  Stash Item: Punches/ Die Cuts
Fab 'n' Funky - Leaves
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Male cards

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs





Saturday, 21 September 2013

Party Hardy - Dies to Die for GDT card

Hello again everyone, I hope you are having a good day.

I'm back again today with my next Guest Designer card using some gorgeous goodies from

Today the lovely Tracy (owner of  Dies to Die for) is celebrating her birthday.
In celebration Tracy has 10% everything online - WOW!

I made this card for her, fingers crossed she has received it!

The stamp is of course from Saturated Canary and the fabulous papers are My Minds Eye (which are in the sale at the moment!)
I have used Bazzill Kraft Cardstock for my matting, I love this as it is slightly paler than my other Kraft card and I think works well with most colour schemes.
The sentiment banner set from Whimsy it comes with a really great choice of sentiments and different patterns to mix and match to your designs.


Items Used:


                                              - MME Ooh La La-  La Dee Dee (great name!)
               - MME Ooh La La - Playful



Image is coloured with Promarkers
All papers are edged with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
I ♥ Promakers - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - 2 or more papers
Inky Impressions - Food Glorious Food!
Scribble & Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes (monochrome optional topping)

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today. It really means so much to me and I really love to read any comments you may wish to make
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
bye for now
hugs



Pink, Pink, Pink and Gems at A Gem of A Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends. 
I hope you are well and having a good weekend. 
We have nothing in particular planned, that's fine by me,  it's just so lovely to spend time together and relax after such a busy week.

Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge
This week our theme chosen by the lovely Christine is

Pink, Pink, Pink and Gems 

The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....


For my card I coloured Pink Gem's sweet Chloe in Knitted .
Now, I will admit, I made a bit of a mistake with this card. I was going to add some faux stitching to the pale pink backing paper but I once had I remembered it was too late, unfortunately I ran out of time to redo it.


Items Used
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs  Chloe in Knitted  coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Loose in my box, think the paler pink piece is Lucy Cromwell
Spellbinders Labels 18 and Decorated Ovals
Martha Stewart Medium Monach Butterfly punch
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and gems from Stash

If you pop over to  A Gem of a Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful pink creations made by the rest of the design team.

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

Inky Chicks - Pretty in Pink
In the Pink - Bling it Up!

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments that you wish to make.
I'll be back later with my GDT card for Dies to Die for
bye for now and have a good day whatever you are up to
hugs


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Numbered Birthday at Crafty Little Fairies Challenge

Hello to you all, my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week, Sending hugs to those in need of them

Today is the start of a new Crafty Little Fairies Challenge (previously Lili's Little Fairies)
This week our theme is

A Numbered Birthday
A birthday card with a number on it - 21st, 30th, 40th, etc - a milestone celebration

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful Delicious Doodles

My daughter has several friends who will be 18 this year so hopefully my card will be suitable for one of them. I love these cute LOTV mice.
The sentiment is a freebie from the wonderful Annette which you can find here, she has loads to chose from, they are fabulous - thanks Annette!


Items Used:
Stamp - LOTV Chocolate Factory coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Doodlebug Designs
Sentiment - Freebie from Netty's cards 
Memory Box Simple Banner
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch
Ribbon and sequins from stash

If your pop over to the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by this week's 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:

LOTV - Ribbon and/or Lace
Loves Rubberstamps - 1,2,3 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (banner, sequins and ribbon)
Addicted to stamps 1,2,3 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (banner, sequins and ribbon)
Oldie but Goodie - Die cuts and/or Punches - old items are stamp, banner die, sequins and border punch
Creative Craft Challenges - Ribbon
I ♥ Promakers - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Food Glorious Food!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs



Tuesday, 17 September 2013

GDT card for Papertake Weekly Challenge

Hello again everyone.
As promised I am back with my GDT card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge
This week the theme is

Make it Sparkle

For this challenge we are sponsored by
Prize for the lucky winner is a £10 voucher to spend online

Here's my card, sorry about the glare on the sentiment - it says 'Just for You'.
My image is a digi stamp from the wonderful Sylvia Zet, I'm sure you know that adore her cute images.
Whoops - just realised that I have used the same corner bow that I used on my previous card, at least I have placed it in a different corner!


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Wee Stamps Sweet Sparkle coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition Bird Song
Memory Box Corner Bow
Craftwork cards Sentiment
Small butterfly punch
Gems from stash.
Stickles - Stardust


If you take a look at the Papertake Weekly Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the design team.

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

Ladybug Crafts ~ Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Fairies and or Butterflies
Hobby House - Use an image from a Hobby House artist - Sylvia Zet
C is for Challenge - Make it sparkle
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
bye for now
hugs

Embossing at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning everyone, I hope all is well with you. Sending hugs to those in need of them

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
This week I have chosen a nice easy theme of

Embossing (wet, dry or both)

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful DigiStamp Boutique
Prize for the lucky winner is a £10 voucher to spend online

I was very lucky to be able to chose an image from DigiStamp Boutique to use for this challenge
After much deliberation (as I love all their images) I picked adorable Barney and flower.


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique Barney and flower.coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - First Edition New Leaf
Embossing - Crafters Companion Petite Dots
Memory Box Corner Bow
Marianne Designs Creatables English Rose
Xcut corner rounder punch

If you pop over to the Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of this week's design team.

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

Simon Says - Emboss it!
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
DigiStamp Boutique - Sept Customer competition
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love the read any comments you may wish to make.
I'll be back later with my GDT card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge
bye for now
hugs


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Summer Days at the Ready Teddy Go Challenge


Good morning to you all, my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend. It's certainly turned very cold this morning but still dry - for now!

Talking of the weather,  my card today is part of the mid way reminder of the Ready Teddy Go Challenge
This month our theme is 
Summer Days
Please don't forget that your entry MUST feature a bear or teddy too!

Our Sponsor is the wonderful Meiflower.
Prize for the lucky winner - £20 voucher to spend online.

So here is my Summery card


Items Used :
Stamp - Penny Johnson Bird and Bear coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Garden Party
Sentiment - LOTV
Memory Box Swirly Tree
Spellbinders Scallop Border Die
Tonic Studio meduim and small flower punches
Woodward medium leaf punch

If you pop over the Ready Teddy Go Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Crafty Calendars - We're going on a bear hunt
Deep Ocean Challenge - Goodbye Summer

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
bye for now
hugs 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

You're Too Sweet - Dies to Die for GDT card

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend. Sending hugs to those in need of them.
I think we are all glad to have a couple of days rest. That first full week back at school and college is always a bit tiring and now my son has to catch the train at 7.20am each morning he is really appreciating having a lie in.

Anyway, I am here today with my next Guest Designer card made with some gorgeous goodies from

I have used a cute image and sentiment from Tiddly Inks Sweets for my Sweet stamp set.
This is a fabulous set, you get 2 main images, 2 sentiments and loads of little extras ( and it's in the sale at the moment too!)
My flower was made using the Die-namics Layered Rose with a Memory Box Scalloped Posie in the centre.


Items Used:
Stamp -  Tiddly Inks Sweets for my Sweet coloured with Promarkers

MME Ooh La La Simply Sweet  (these are in the sale too!)




I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Tiddly Inks - saying thanks
Fab 'n' Funky - Sweet Treats
The Perfect Sentiment - cards only -must have sentiment on front - Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. Your support, encouragement and friendship really means so much to me.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Bye for now
hugs



Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Child's Play at the Papertake Weekly Challenge


Hello everyone. I hope you are well and are having a good week so far.
I still haven't really got used to being here without the children during the day. I can't imagine how I'll feel when they leave home! I'm glad I have you, my wonderful blogging friends, to keep me company.

Anyway, today I'm here with my GDT card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge

This week the theme is 

Child's Play
make a card for a child, it can be for any occasion 

The sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy


I have used another fabulous digi stamp from Digi-Stamp Boutique, this one is from the Funtime Dan Set.
I just love the look on that frog's face!


Digi Stamp - Digi Stamp Boutique Funtime Dan Set 2 coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Echo Park All About A Boy
Memory Box Summer Kites
Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Stax 
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat Happy birthday Sentiments

If you pop along to the  Papertake Weekly Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the Design Team

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

My mums craft shop Boys
Creative Corner Challenge - Child's Play
Digi Stamp Boutique - Sept Customer Competition
Divas by Design Water themed
Whimsy Masculine
Sieze the Birthday - Anything Birthday

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. It always amazes how kind and support you all are and I really do love to read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs


Monday, 9 September 2013

DT card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge




Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and that you had a good weekend. Sending hugs to those in need of them.


Today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
This time we are onto sketch #17 and our optional theme chosen by the lovely Julie is Time - preferably vintage in style.

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful
Prize for the lucky winner £10 voucher to spend online

So, here's my card. No colouring for a change, just used lots of Dusty Concord Distress Inks


here is the sketch for you to follow


Items Used:
Stamp and Sentiment - Flourishes Kid's Play
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Floral
Memory Box floral vine
Cheery Lynn Sweet William Flower
Distress Ink Dusty Concord

If you take a look at the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge blog you will 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 my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Child's Play
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment
WordArt Wednesdays  -use an encouraging uplifting sentiment -Anything goes
Lothian Crafts - Anything Goes, must use dies

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it so much and it's so lovely to read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs 



Sunday, 8 September 2013

Use Ribbon at the Joanna Sheen Challenge


Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends
I hope you are having a good weekend. The weather here hasn't been too bad so far, hopefully it will stay dry for my Son's cricket match later.

Today is the start of a new Joanna Sheen Challenge.
This week our theme is a nice easy one

Ribbons

As always the wonderful prize for the lucky winner will be a £15 voucher to spend online at Joanna Sheen.

I made a centre stepper card, I love this design and it seemed to work well with my image - the fabulous Joanna Sheen Country Kitchen Blackberry Stamp





Items Used:
     Ribbon - Cottage Check - Antique Gold
Papers - Papermania Cranberry and Apple
Memory Box Lavish Branch
Whimsy Corner Die Set
Button and Twine from stash

If you take a look at the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations made by this week's design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons -  Anything Goes with ribbon
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Fall Colours

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. Your support and encouragement really means a lot to me and I love the read any comments you may wish to make
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
bye for now
hugs

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Rose Pretty in Pink - Dies to Die for GDT card



Hello to your all my wonderful crafty friends.
It's been a busy week here with one thing and another so we are all pleased it's the weekend and get to spend some time together.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend too.

I am here today with my next Guest Designer card made with some gorgeous goodies from
I've gone all pretty and pink this time using a sweet stamp from CC Designs.
I added some tiny flowers to her dress using a memory box die
The papers I have used are by Bildmalarna. They are totally gorgeous, honestly I could hardly bear to cut into them.!

So here's my card.


Items used :




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Inky Chicks - Stitching Real or Faux

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week
bye for now
hugs

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Cute 'n' Cuddly Critters at Crafty Little Fairies Challenge



Good morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week so far. 
My children have all returned to school and college and the house is far too quiet, I really miss them. Never mind, they are settling in well which is always a relief.

Today is the first Crafty Little Fairies Challenge (previously Lili's Little Fairies)
Remember our new rules - you no longer need to use a LOTV image to take part in our challenge.

This time our theme is
Cute ‘n’ Cuddly Critters
We have 2 sponsors this week
CRAFTY RIBBONS - Prize £10 Voucher

and a bonus prize from
THE RIBBON GIRL - Prize £10 Voucher
but you have to work a little bit harder for this one - the winner will be selected randomly from all the blogs who display our new logo . Please see challenge blog here for more details.


For today's card I inked up one of my cute LOTV stamps which fits the theme perfectly I think.


Items Used:
Stamp- LOTV Milly Cuddle Time coloured with Promarkers
Spellbinders Labels 18 and Floral Ovals
Martha Stewart  Heart  Edger Punch
Button and ribbon from stash

If you take a look at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge you will see the fabulous creations made by the rest of this week's design team - We have renamed the teams, I am now a Blue Fairy our other teamies are the Pink Fairies! You will also see our fabulous new look blog designed by the wonderful Angie.


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

Sweet Stampin' - Spots and Stripes (2nd entry)
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
LOTV - Ribbon and/or Lace (just a small piece, hope it's okay?)
C is for Challenge -Lots of Layers
Oldie but Goodie - Spots and Stripes (Old items are stamp and edger punch)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Opposites Attract (pink and green)
Simon Says - Animal Antics

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love the read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs 



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