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Monday 30 April 2012

For a Special Lady at Dream Valley

Hi Folks
Second challenge post for today.  Again, this should have been posted yesterday but blogger decided not to play.
It is time for a new fortnightly challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges.  Our sponsor for the fortnight is the wonderful Saturated Canary and the winner will receive a gift voucher to the value of $10.

Our theme for this fortnight is 'FOR A SPECIAL LADY'.  You can create anything you like as long as it fits in with the theme.

The design team were lucky enough to be able to work with an image from Saturated Canary.  I chose the adorable Orchard Love and made a birthday card.

The image was coloured using promarkers and then matted onto some black cardstock.  The papers were all in my stash box.  I believe they were a freebie in a magazine.  And yes, I know that the backing paper has cherries on it and the image is apples but didn't have any papers with apples.  It's still fruit though lol.  For embellishments I used a couple of ribbons at the bottom, some prima flowers, memory box dies, pearls, little prima butterflies and pearls.
If you want a treat pop over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the projects from the design team using Saturated Canary images.  Such awesome work from some very talented teamies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Saturated Canary - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Saturated Colours (hope this fits but if not please delete)
Paper Sundaes - Ribbon and pearls

Looking forward to seeing all your creations for that special lady.

Tim Holtz Corrosive Challenge

Hi Folks
Well, I am back from my weekend away.  I will post a little bit later about it all but needless to say it was very entertaining and had a fab time.
Now this is a little late posting as I did schedule it but blogger was not playing the game.
It is time to start a new challenge over at Corrosive Challenges.  For the month of April our sponsor is 'TICKLED PINK STAMPS'.

And the theme for the first fortnightly April challenge is 'The Man, The Myth, The Legend - Tim Holtz'.  I love Tim Holtz products so for this challenge we want to see you use at least one Tim Holtz product.  Just upload your project and let us know in your post what Tim Holtz product(s) you have used.

As you can see I decided to make a tag for this challenge.  Unfortunately the colours do not really show up well on the photo.  They are so much more vibrant in real life.  I did the background using various Tim Holtz distress inks.  I then stamped the bottom with a stamp from one of the Papermania Urban stamp sets. I used black ink and clear embossing powder to emboss the image.  The butterflies were also stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder (from the same urban stamp set).  I added some little strips of Tim Holtz tissue tape and overstamped these with some inspirational words from a woodware stamp set that I have.  I added some flowers and ribbon to complete the look.  The star charm is also Tim Holtz.
I have decided that I may hang this in my craft room to keep me inspired (well, that is the hope).

Why not pop by the challenge blog and check out the rest of the teams amazing creations.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Distressing
Fab N Funky - No DP
Pixie Dust - Embossing (the images are all stamped and heat embossed using clear embossing powder)
Sweet Stampin - Anything but square
Polka Doodles - Shabby chic/vintage
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything but a card

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Friday 27 April 2012

Just to say

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  I have had a busy couple of days so haven't got around to commenting as much as I would like.  I am also away this weekend and don't think I will have internet access.
I am so excited for this weekend.  So where am I going I hear you all asking lol.
Well, we have some dear friends that we met a few years ago.  Andy is, and always has been,  a huge fan of the band Queen.  His house is full of Queen memorabilia - pictures, albums, newspaper snippets etc.  Anyway, the International Queen fan club holds a 3 day convention every year.  The venue does vary and this year it is being held in Great Yarmouth.  Basically they take over one of the huge holiday parks for the whole weekend.  The convention starts today and finishes on Monday.  There are live tribute bands on each evening and during the day lots of activities and talks about the band.  It is a great weekend and we have so much fun.  There may also be a little alcohol drunk lol.
Will be back on Monday afternoon so will start catching up with you all then.  Hope you all have a good weekend, whatever you are doing.
Take care.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Penny's Birthday Challenge

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  Well it might be wet and miserable outside but I am a happy bunny today.  I have finished work and now have 12 days off.  We are away this coming weekend but then planning to have a bit of a rest and hopefully get lots of crafting done.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Sadly this is the last challenge for our wonderful design team coordinator Courtney.   Courtney is busy working on a new business venture and has decided that now is the time to step down.  Courtney has done a fantastic job and we are sorry to see her go but hopefully will still see her around blogland and we wish her well.
Julie from the design team has now taken on the role and I am sure she will do a fantastic job.
Our theme for this fortnight is 'Happy Birthday'.  Nice and easy me thinks and you can't have too many birthday cards.
We have four fabulous sponsors this time around:       
Squigglefly - one lucky random person will win images from Squigglefly!!
Eye Candie Creations - one lucky random person will win one 4 digi's of their choice from EyeCandie Creations!!
Digital Delights - one lucky random person will win a $5 US Gift Certificate to Digital Delights!!
Karen's Doodles - one lucky random person will win 3 digis of their choice from Karen's Doodles!!

Here is the card I created using a great image from Squigglefly.

The image was coloured with promarkers and I added some sparkle to the candles and some lovely brown glitter to the icing.  The rest of the items on the card were all from my scraps box.  I added some coredinations cardstock for the matting and layering and die cut a border to edge the ribbon.  Some glittery flowers, pearls, gems and a sentiment completed the card.

Why not pop over to Penny's and check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team.  Looking forward to seeing all your birthday creations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
One Stop - use sketch
Stampin for the Weekend - Sparkle and shine
Pile It On - Sparkle and shine
One Stitch At A Time - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthday
Simon Says - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes

Thanks for popping by and please feel free to leave me comments.  I do enjoy reading each and every one of them.
Take care

Monday 23 April 2012

Clean and Simple Butterfly

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  As I am late posting this I will try and make it short and sweet.  My bed is beckoning me.
I had a little play when I got home from work and created this card using one of my new stamps that I got from Ally Pally.

The stamp is from Imagination Crafts and is one of their decoupage range of stamps.  I stamped the image onto white card and then used distress ink to add some colour.  The image was then stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder onto patterned paper.  I cut out the butterfly images and stuck them onto the main image to create some dimension.  I used coredinations for the matting and layering.  The yellow gingham paper is from Papermania and I used distress ink on the edges.  Added a couple of ribbons and flowers at the bottom.  Finished it all off with a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  I also added some stardust stickles around the main image.
This is probably the closest I have got to clean and simple lol.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot - Happy Birthday
Pan Pastel - Add a flower
Love to Create - Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Texting (background of the stamp contains text)

Thanks for popping by.
Take care.

Saturday 21 April 2012

Bring on the colour

Morning Folks
Wow, an early morning post from me.  I wanted to get this posted as we are off out later to a baby naming ceremony.  Not sure at the moment what time we will be back.  Weather doesn't look too bright at the moment though which is a shame.  As we are going down to our local pub after the ceremony it would have been nice to see the sun and have a drink in the beer garden.  Can't win em all I suppose.
Anyway onto my card.  I have continued my own personal challenge of trying to use different colour combinations in my projects.  The current challenge at The Ribbon Girl is to use Orange, Pink and Aqua.  Not colours I would automatically have put together so I gave it a go.

The image is a stamp from Hero Arts that I won in some candy from the Simon Says Stamp blog.  The stamp lent itself to being layered due to the fact that it looked like a two layer flower.  I therefore stamped the image twice onto pink and orange spotty paper.  I cut the images out and then layered the orange onto the pink using foam dots.  Instant dimension.  The flower was then layered onto a kraft circle which I die cut.  I stuck some lace around the edge of the circle and added some pearls to create a focal point.  I used the same pink and orange spotty papers to create the panels at the back.  Kraft card was used on all the layers and I die cut my butterflies from kraft card too.  I also added some stardust stickles to the flower and butterflies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl - Orange, pink and aqua
Fussy and Fancy - Punches and dies
Crafty Catz - Stripes or checks
Creative Card Crew - Kraft
Top Tip Tuesday - Spotty Dotty
Sentimental Sundays - Frame it
Pile It On - Pop it up
Papertake - A stitch in time (faux stitching round all the panels)
Whimsy Stamps - Punches and/or die cuts
Fab N Funky - Lace and pearls

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good weekend.
Take care

Friday 20 April 2012

Someone Special

Evening Folks
I hope you are all well.  Been a bit of a manic week at work but at least it is Friday and no work for a couple of days.  I have been trying to get round as many of you as I can commenting but time on the computer has been limited. Hopefully will get a bit more time this weekend to browse around.
Tomorrow we are going to a baby naming ceremony.  Some family friends of ours had a little baby girl last August and they have opted for this rather than a full christening.  Never been to a naming ceremony before so will be quite interesting.
As it is a naming ceremony and quite a special occasion I didn't want to do them just a card.  I wanted something that they could keep and that had the baby's name on it.  Her name is JORJA.  So I came up with this word book which I have seen before but never tried myself.  Be warned, there are a few photos.

I used some large letter stencils that I had to cut out the letters in pink gingham.  I then mounted the letters onto pieces of pink card.  The pieces of card were then cut down so that they formed a little book.  I printed off several photos of Jorja and used these and various embellishments that I had to decorate each little page of the book.  All the embellishments were put on using foam dots to add some dimension.  I attached all the pages together using various shades of pink ribbon.

Here are the other pages of the book.

I completed my project by making a box with an acetate top for it to go in.  Didn't want to crush it by just stuffing it into an envelope.

Considering it is the first one I have made I am quite pleased with the result.  In fact, my eldest daughter is going to a christening in a couple of weeks and wants me to make one for that.  That one is for a little boy so will need a change of colour and embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Polka Doodles - Pretty In Pink
Paper Sundaes - Anything goes
Pile It On - Pop it up (all embellishments put on with foam dots)
Joanna Sheen - Someone special
Forever Friends - Think Pink (used die cut of teddy bear and giraffe)
Divas By Design - Anything but a card

Thanks for popping by and for your continued support.  I notice that I am not too far off 100 followers.  I feel a little blog candy coming up.

Take care

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Looking cute in yellow and green

Evening Folks
Well, what a wet and miserable day it has been here.  And so cold with it too.  If this carries on I will have to get my thermals out lol.  I am a bit late posting tonight so will just get on with it.
I have decided that I need to experiment a bit more with colour.  The challenge over at Just Tracey's at the moment is to use yellow, green and white so I thought I would give it a go.

The image I have used is a Penny Black slapstick stamp and is just so cute.  I coloured with promarkers and cut out using one of my scallop circle dies.  I then layered this onto a lace doily that I coloured lightly with distress ink.  I used the sketch from the Sketch N Stash challenge for the layout.  All the papers are from Papermania and I used some yellow cardstock that I had for the matting and layering.  For embellishments I used three white buttons that I threaded some coloured twine through.  I then added a memory box corner, some flowers from my stash, some little butterflies, ribbon and bow and a sentiment.  I also added some stardust stickles to the flowers for a bit of added sparkle.
I am quite pleased with the way it turned out using a colour scheme that I would not automatically turn to.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash - use sketch (new stash - die corner, neglected stash - papers)
Stamping Boutique - Anything goes
Penny Black and More - Oh so cute
Just Tracey's - Yellow, green and white
Crafters Companion - Four legged friends
Bunny Zoes - Ribbon or twine
Great Impressions - Flowers
One Stop - Three circles
Allsorts - Buttons and Threads
Crazy 4 Challenges - Buttons
The Crafty Pad - Bounty of buttons
Robyn's Fetish - Spring image cards
Cutie Pie - Circles
Love to Create - Friends
Pollycraft - Cute critters
Pixie Dust Studio - Ribbons

Thanks for popping by and for all the comments you leave.  I do enjoy reading them and appreciate your support.
Take care till next time.

Monday 16 April 2012

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge

Hi Folks
Sorry I am a bit late posting this but better late than never.  Sometimes life gets in the way a little.
A new challenge has started over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and the challenge this time around is Anything But A Card.
For this challenge we have not one but two great sponsors.
Sassy Cheryl's Digis are generously offering a $5 gift certificate for their store and The Digi Garden are generously offering 5 free digi images.

Here is my project for the challenge.  Apologies for the photo.  The colour looks a bit washed out in the photo but is much better in real life.

I used an image from The Digi Garden called Courtney with Flower.  I created a little holder for my Post-It notes.  I made a cover from black card and covered the front with some lovely pink spotty paper from my scraps box.  I coloured the image with promarkers, cut it out and mounted it on the front using foam pads.  A ribbon, some little flowers and pearls completed the cover.

Here is a picture of the post-it notes inside.  I actually stamped the post-it notes with a little flower to match the flowers on the front cover.

If you want some more great inspiration pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and check out the work of the rest of the design team.  Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Ditzy-craftymess - Anything but a card

Take care

Sunday 15 April 2012

Ally Pally

Evening Folks
As some of you know I went to Ally Pally on Saturday.  My Mum came with me as she is a bit of a crafty cardmaker herself.  We had great fun and I managed to meet up with Maggie, a fellow teamie from Dream Valley Challenges.  We had coffee together and a lovely chat.  Maggie is such a great person and we have exchanged addresses and will certainly meet up again when the occasion arises.
Now I did go with a rough idea of some of the things I wanted but the budget certainly went out of the window.  But I did assure my hubbie when I got home that I really did need it all lol.

I got several new stamps that I wanted, including some LOTV.  Also, some memory box dies.  I love the look of these dies but didn't have any so had to rectify that.  Lots of ribbon, prima flowers, card candi and numerous other items (too many to mention).

Now I just need to find the time to have a play.  Luckily I have got a week off in a couple of weeks so hopefully will be spending lots of time crafting.

Take care

Dream Valley Earth Tones

Hi Folks
It's time for a brand new challenge over at Dream Valley.  Thank you all for your entries for our last challenge 'Wedding/Love'.  They were all gorgeous and you made our job very difficult choosing a Top 3.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Bead Crafty who have generously offered £20 to spend in store.
So what is the challenge I hear you all asking.  The theme this time around is EARTH TONES.  You have two weeks to enter and we welcome all sorts of crafts, not just cardmaking.
Here's what I came up with.

The toppers are some that I got free in an issue of Making Cards many months ago.  I thought the colour tones on them fitted the challenge theme quite nicely.  As you can see I made a double twisted easel card.  Simply matted and layered the toppers using coredinations and some brown patterned paper that I had in my stash.  I went round the edge of each topper doing some faux stitching.  The stopper for the easel was done using one of my spellbinder dies to create the lace border.  Some ribbon, bows, card candy, a large flower and sentiment finished the card.
Why not pop over to Dream Valley and check out the awesome work of the rest of my teamies. Such a talented bunch.  Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Easel cards r easy
Paperplay - Things with wings
Charisma Cardz - Fancy folds
Delightful Challenges - Stitching
Crafty Catz - Animals (hope the owl is a suitable animal - if not, please delete)
Digi Doodle - Paper Lace

Thanks for popping by.
Take care

Corrosive Challenges Hit The Bottle

Hi Folks
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Corrosive Challenges.
Our sponsor for April is the wonderful Dilly Beans who are generously offering some free digi images for our April winner.
Our challenge this fortnight is to HIT THE BOTTLE.  Now we don't mean the drink variety - even though I am partial to the odd vodka or two.  What we would like to see is you using items on your project that come from a bottle (stickles, glaze, liquid pearls etc).
Here is my card for the challenge:

The bottle items I used are liquid pearls all around the outside of the card and some glitter glue for the hairpiece and the bottom of the dress.  I do like this image from Kanban and have inked it up quite a few times.
Why not pop over to Corrosive Challenges and check out the rest of the creations from the talented design team.  You have two weeks to submit your entry.  Good luck and looking forward to seeing all your entries.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Card Makin Mamas - Getting girly
Totally Gorjuss - Bling
Sweet Stampin - Girly but no pink

Thanks for popping by.
Take card

Friday 13 April 2012

Butterflies just for you

Evening Folks
Well, I sure am glad this working week is over.  Only been four days but they have been so busy.  Should be better next week as staff are back from their Easter holidays.  Sadly, I have not had a lot of time for crafting this week.  I did get in my crafty room tonight and produced this little number below.

Quite a simple little number.  I embossed a piece of white card and matted and layered this onto red and blue cardstock.  I cut two butterflies out of pearlescent pastel blue card using one of my Marianne dies.  Added a blue ribbon to the side, a flower and some buttons.  The finishing touch was a little pre printed sentiment and some blue pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Blue, white and one other colour
One Stop - Pastel and die cuts
Totally Papercrafts - Things with wings
Crafty Ribbons - Things with wings
Paperplay - Things with wings
Unstampabelles Challenge - colours of your country's flag (UK - red, white and blue)

I have a lovely day tomorrow as I am going to Ally Pally.  Never been to this show before so I am really looking forward to it.  The only difficulty will be deciding what to buy or not.  Trouble is I want everything lol.

Take care and thanks for popping by.

Monday 9 April 2012

Penny Black Case It

Evening Folks
Hope you have all had a great bank holiday weekend.  Can't believe it's come round to Monday evening already.  Back to the grindstone tomorrow (work by another name lol).
Just a quick post tonight before I relax and prepare myself for tomorrow.
The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday this week is to Case It.
Helen has produced this gorgeous creation and the challenge is to use it as inspiration for your own piece of work.  You could take the colours, layout, the embossing or anything else that has inspired you.

Now I have never done a Case It challenge before so decided to have a go.

The stamp is from Penny Black and I simply stamped it using distress inks and did a bit of watercolouring using distress inks.  I embossed some red and green coredinations and matted this onto kraft card. Added some red vintage ribbon and some pearls.  Job done.
This is very much out of my comfort zone as I normally embellish far more than this.  Still not too sure about it myself.  It was a real struggle stopping myself from adding to it lol.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday - Case It
Crafty Catz - CAS (hopefully this is CAS enough).

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good week.  I am going to Ally Pally on Saturday so hopefully the week won't drag by too much.
Take care

Sunday 8 April 2012

Hero Arts goes Blue

Hi Folks
Happy Easter to you all.  Unfortunately not quite the bright sunny Easter Sunday we would have liked.  Currently raining here and looks like it might be set for a little while.  With the extra day off tomorrow I am managing to get some crafting time in today.
I have been having a play around with one of my Hero Arts images.  This particular stamp is one of my newer purchases but I just love it.  It is so versatile and can be used for all sorts of occasions. The sentiment banner on it is blank so you can personalise it as you want.

I started by completing the image panel first. I stamped my Hero Arts stamp onto the center of some white card.  I then used my distress inks to blend in the blue colour all over the white card.  This was then spritzed with water to give a speckled effect.  Although you can't see it very well I also used another Hero Arts swirl stamp on the background. I kept brushing the stamp with water and stamping it onto the background.  This removed some of the distress ink leaving a subtle swirly image.
I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday to decide on the design of my card. The gingham panels create the frame image around the stamp.  Finishing touches were a sentiment which was die cut and some die cut flourishes added to it.  I die cut some butterflies and also added a bow, some pearls and a bit of doodling to the side panels.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - photo inspiration
Totally Papercrafts - Bingo (blue, ribbon, pearls)
Sketch Saturday - use sketch
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - To die for
A Blog Named Hero - use favourite Hero Arts product
Sweet Stampin - Dies and doodles
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Just die-delicious
Robyns Fetish - Anything goes

Thanks for popping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.  Might even pop out a bit later if the weather improves.  One of our local pubs always has a few live bands playing each bank holiday.  Trouble is the bands are on a covered stage in the beer garden.  Okay for the band as they are dry but not so good for the crowd lol.

Take care and hope to see you soon.

Friday 6 April 2012

Victorian Birthday

Evening Folks
Back again to share my final make for today.
I have had a lovely day with my two girls and even managed to find some crafting time.  The girls decided this afternoon that they wanted to make some Easter cupcakes.  So out came the scales, ingredients etc.  As they are both quite good at cooking I knew the cakes would turn out fine.  I was slightly concerned that they may have left me the washing up but when I came down from cardmaking the kitchen was spick and span.  Such good girls.
I decided to make a girly birthday card to add to my stock.  The girls are always asking for cards so need plenty.

I got this gorgeous stamp set called Victorian Lady by Woodware a couple of weeks ago from The Craft Outlet near where I live.  Have been itching to use it.  I simply stamped and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Kept it quite simple by just adding a touch of colour to the hat brim and the bow.  The patterned paper is a new one I got from Papermania.  I used my trusty Big Shot to emboss the red panels.  Just love my Big Shot machine.  Added some ribbon across the centre, some pearls, feathers and flowers to finish.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - use sketch
Hotshot - Red
Crafty Ribbons - Black and white and one other colour
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Emboss it
Simon Says - use favourite tool (Big Shot)
Fashionista - Anything goes for girls
One Stitch At A Time - New something (papers, stamp)
Digi Doodle - Something new (papers, stamp)

Thanks for popping by and for any comments you may leave.
Take care

Anyone for Football

Hi Folks
Seems like an age since I got in my crafty room.  But today being Bank Holiday and my hubby at work it is the ideal opportunity.
Had a lovely start to the weekend yesterday.  Went to the cinema with hubby and the two daughters to see 'The Hunger Games'.  I really enjoyed the film and would recommend it.  I have also read the trilogy of books and was surprised how closely they kept to the original book.  After the film we went to one of our favourite pub restaurants for a meal.  Got home about 9.30pm and we were all stuffed.  So all in all a really great family day.
Anyway onto a card that I whipped up this morning. I am a bit low on male boy cards in my stock so thought I ought to remedy that.

This was quite a quick card to do as all of the images were stickers that I got from Dunelm Mill.  I used some dark blue pealescent paper for the backing and the gingham paper from Papermania.  I had some silver mesh so I made these into little frames (thought I looked a bit like a goal).  A few gems, ribbon and buttons finished it off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CES Challenges - No girls allowed
Joanna Sheen - It's a mans world
Robyns Fetish - Sports
Papertake - Anything goes with a monochrome option
Celebrate The Occasion - Childs Birthday
Anything Goes - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Use ribbon
One Crazy Stamper - Boy/Men
Charisma Cardz - Chipboard or stickers

Thanks for popping by and for any comments you want to leave me.  I really enjoy reading them.
Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend so far.
Take care.

Monday 2 April 2012

Have a Cracking Easter

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  Been a bit cooler here today but at least no rain.  Seemed like a long day at work today but now only three more days to go before a lovely long weekend.  So looking forward to it.  My youngest daughter will be home from university for the bank holiday weekend so good times.  Not sure what we are doing over the weekend yet. I know we are definitely going to see The Hunger Games at the cinema and a nice family meal out on Thursday.  But will just go with the flow for the rest of the time.
Now for all you wonderful people out in blogland I have made this card to wish you all a Happy Easter.

The image is from Robyn's Fetish digital stamps and is called 'Chickie'.  I just think it is so cute.  I coloured in promarkers and then cut it out and mounted it with foam pads onto a couple of scalloped circles.  The large Easter egg on the left hand side of the card was a free stamp that I received in a magazine.  I stamped it out onto orange card and then paperpieced the yellow flowers onto it.  Then just added a ribbon to the top.  The rest of the items on the card were all from my stash (papers, ribbon, flowers and gems).  I handwrote the sentiment and added some faux stitching.

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

Sweet Stampin - Spring or Easter and optional sketch
Scrapbook Sisters - Easter
Paper Shelter - Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Happy Easter
Paperplay - Easter
Delightful Challenges - Easter
Totally Papercrafts - Easter
One Stop - Easter
Simply Create Too - Eggs and/or bunnies
Catch The Bug - Easter
Crafty Pad - Egg-tastic
Pan Pastel - Easter
Hooked On Craft - Easter
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything but a rectangle
Love to Create - Bunnies, chickies

Thanks for looking and thank you to my new followers.  It means a lot that you like my work enough to want to follow me.
Take care

Sunday 1 April 2012

Feeling the Love at Dream Valley

Hi Folks
This is my second post for today.
It's time for a new challenge over at Dream Valley and this time it's a special challenge just for our teamie Mel.  This weekend Mel is getting married.  So what could be more appropriate than a "Wedding/Love" challenge.  Just make a wedding/love/anniversary creation and you could be a lucky winner.
Our sponser this fortnight is One Stop Card Craft who are very generously offering our lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to their store.

I went with quite a clean and simple card this time around (well, clean and simple for me).  The images are some that I got last year in a Making Cards magazine.  I simply matted these onto silver mirror card cut with one of my Spellbinders dies.  The white background card was embossed with a Papermania embossing folder which had hearts on it.  Matted and layered with black and silver mirror card.  A black dotty ribbon and sentiment were the finishing touches.  I also went around the edge of the card with liquid pearls.

For more inspiration pop over to Dream Valley and see the rest of the creations from the design team.  I can tell you that Mel has made an awesome wishing well.  Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - use sketch
Whimsy Stamps - No patterned paper
Stamp N Doodle - Embossing

Take care

Corrosive Challenge Time

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  Lovely sunny day here but still a bit of a chill in the air.
Another fortnight has gone by and it's time for a new challenge over at Corrosive Challenges.  Our wonderful sponsor for the month of April is Dilly Beans Stamps.  Megan Suarez, the talented artist and owner, has generously offered 3 free images from her store to the lucky April winner.
Now our challenge for this fortnight is "Heavy Metal".  But we are not referring to the music.  What we would like to see is some metal used on your project.

I used one of the super images from Dilly Beans for my card.  The image was teamed up with some Kraft card and lovely papers from Hot Off The Press.  For the metal part of the challenge I used some fab metal brads with a gem centre that I have had in my stash for ages.  Finished the card with a few glittery flowers and some glamour dust on the cupcake.

To see more fab projects why not pop over to Corrosive Challenges and check out the awesome work from the rest of the design team.  Look forward to seeing all your entries.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash - image (new), papers, brads (old)
Crafty Catz - Use a digi image

Take care