Wednesday, 1 October 2014

New Challenge

Good morning wishing you all a Happy October!  I have some exciting news to share today there is a new challenge starting:

Challenge Badge

Buckwell's Crafty Challenge starts today with everyone's favourite theme of Anything Goes.  I was thrilled when Lozzy asked me to part of her Design Team so naturally I said yes!  Lozzy has started her very own on line Craft Supplies:

Buckwell Craft Supply has lots of fabulous crafting goodies including some beautiful Organza and Satin Ribbons which you can win this month.  The ribbons can be found here.

To celebrate the new Challenge there will be FREE DELIVERY from 8AM Friday 3rd October until MIDNIGHT Sunday 5th October.  Now onto my card:

I think the image is Tiddlywinks, she has been coloured with Copics.  Papers are digital that I had printed on my desk so sorry can't remember the name but I am sure they are from The Sweet Shoppe. This beautiful satin ribbon is from Buckwell's Craft Supplies and can be found HERE.  I used Dienamics Pierced Round Stax to cut the image out and matted her on black using Dienamics Pinking Edge Circle Stax.  The border is an EK Success punch and the flowers were made using a Tonic punch.  The butterfly is Memory box and the sentiment is by Pink Petticoat using Dienamic Fishtail Stax to cut it out and layering it onto Cheery Lynn Horizon Fishtail Banners.

Please go over to the challenge and say Hi to all the Design Team and we would love you to become a follower too!

Challenges I would like to enter:

Creative Colours - Colour Inspiration + Pink Bow/Banner
Deep Ocean - At Least One Flower
{PIN}spirational Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Dies
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Triple B (Butterfly, Banner, Blue, Birthday)

Thank you so much for looking - I will be back later with another post!!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Eyes Down

Good morning from a beautiful sunny Blackpool. Yesterday was gorgeous - 20 degrees! I had a wonderful weekend with the boys. On Saturday I had a bit of a party for Harrison as it is his fourth birthday on Friday so everyone came round and we were even sat in the garden!  Very worn out when they went though.  Sorry I have been quiet I have been so busy with everything that I have had very little time for blogging but I hope to catch up on things over the next few days.

Today is a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme this challenge is Bingo so eyes down and clickety click as they say!

I have used one of my favourites - Twinkle Fairy available here. I coloured her in using Copics with some Liquid Pearls and Glamour Dust. The papers are First Edition called Boho Chic and I used an old sketch from Papertake Weekly.  I cut the image out using Dienamics Pierced Oval Stax and mounted it using their Oval Stax I also used their mini Scallop Border for the borders.  The corners are Whimsy dies and the sentiment is LOTV.

Here is the Bingo Board:

Just choose any line either horizontal, vertical or diagonal and make sure to include the three element on your card. I chose the diagonal line: Rubber Stamp - check, Die cut - check and Ribbon - check!  We have a wonderful prize for the lucky winner:

Please go over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge and see the rest of the DT work and for all the details of the challenge.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Cutie Pie Challenge - All The Threes (I used three Design Papers)
Love to Create - Love of Ribbon
Sentimental Sunday - Kraft Card stock

Well I am having a crafty day today - so much to do!! Hope you all have a wonderful day and thank you sooooo much for looking and the lovely comments, take care xx

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Delightful Thursday

Good morning! My daughter's partner came home earlier than expected so they only stayed one night with me but it was so good to have them here even if a bit shorter than expected.  Today is time for the DT at Digital Delights Blog to showcase some of the fab images in the Digital Delights Shop.

I have used the Prairie Girl from the Prairie Kids Set which is available here. I have coloured her with my Copics and cut her out.  The sentiment is from the Spring Sentiments Set available here and I printed it out direct to my paper and cut it out using Dienamics Fishtail Stax.  The papers are MME Stella and Rose Mabel.  The clouds and tree are Memory Box dies and the border, circle and mat are all Dienamics.

Please go over to the Digital Delights Blog and see the rest of the DT work, they are all so talented! Over on the Delightful Challenges Blog there is a new challenge starting - Cute and Cuddly. 

Challenges I would like to enter:

Die Cuttin' Divas - Fall is Here
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut
Cutie Pie - Cute with Shades of Autumn

Thank you so much for looking today and the lovely supportive comments,

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Let's See Those Folds!

Good morning! I have scheduled this as my daughter and Rowan are staying a few days because Rowan's Daddy is away for a few days on business.  So apologies now if I don't get round to you all, then my son and Harrison and Rafe are coming on Friday for the weekend - so lots of fun and cuddles for me!!

Today we have a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and we want to see your folds on your card as in easel card, step cards, z fold etc etc!!  Here is mine:

I went for a Joy Fold Card, one of my favourites.  Apologies for the picture but it looks really washed out, I took loads too and these are the best of the bunch.  I have used a new image from The Paper Shelter called Halloween available here.  I coloured the image with Copics using chalks for the background.  The papers are Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium, I am trying to use some of the many paper pads I have accumulated - a long way to go yet!  I cut the image out with SB Circle Die and matted onto Dienamics Pinking Edge Circle Stax.  The cobweb corner is La La Land die and the Dangling Spider is Memory Box.  The Wrought Iron Fence along the bottom is Memory Box.  My sentiment is made with an Uptown Rubber Stamp embossed in Black Sparkle.

Another view:

The inside:

As usual there is a fabulous prize available to the lucky winner:

Please take a look at The Paper Shelter Challenge for lots of inspiration.

Thank you so much for looking and the lovely comments you leave.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Ooh La La

Good Morning to you all.  We have a new challenge starting at Card Makin' Mamas and the theme is Ooh La La - we want to see your Vintage or Shabby Chic cards.  Here is my card:

The Design Team were given some beautiful digital Collage Sheets from our sponsor for this challenge I used the Shabby Pink sheet which is available here.  The main image is from the sheet and then i cut out the sheet music and postcard, distressing them both with a bit of Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  The butterfly is also from the sheet, I fussy cut him out then curled his wings slightly before adding some Sepia Glossy Accents to it.  The frame around the image is a Marianne Design to which I added some Frantage.  The corner dies are Joy Crafts and have also had some Frantage.  The paper is from Craftwork Cards and the lace and brad were from candy I received from Mags - thank you!

As I mentioned earlier our sponsor is Lunagirl and they have some amazing digital Collage Sheets - thousands of images both in digital and CD form. Its really worth having a look at their shop here.

Please head over to Card Makin' Mamas for all the details and more inspiration from the DT Mamas!

Challenges I would like to enter:

A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Pretty Women

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We are having a BBQ again tonight, my sister and her partner are coming around.  Yesterday I went with my daughter and Rowan to his swimming class and I went in with him and my daughter watched.  He was quite happy splashing away and kicking him until it came to the part where he had to go underwater! He did not like that at all so I only did it the once bless him.

Thank you so much for looking and any comments you leave, take care xx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Delightful Thursday

Good morning hope you are all well and if not wishing you a speedy recovery.  I have had two poor nights of sleep but managed to sleep well last night. What a relief because yesterday I certainly felt like a zombie!

Today is Delightful Thursday over on the Digital Delights Blog and the DT showcase some of Wendy's fabulous images.  Here is my card:

Now for some reason the photos make the border look uneven but IRL they aren't it must have been the angle I took them at!  Anyway, I have used Alien Andy available here and coloured him with my Copics adding some touches of Stickles and Glossy Accents.  The sentiment comes from the Keeping in Touch Sentiment Set available here and I printed both directly onto the card for a fairly CAS look. The starry paper is from The Sweet Shoppe called Schooltime. I used Dienamics Star dies and Cheery Lynn Tiny Expandable Borders.

Head over to the Digital Delights Blog for lots of inspiration from the amazing Design Team.  Don't forget Delightful Challenges have a new challenge starting today and the theme this week is All Fall Down (Fall Colours).

Challenges I would like to enter:

Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with Shades of Blue
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover - Clean and Simple

Thank you so much for looking and all the lovely comments you leave, take care xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Colours of Autumn

Good morning to you!  I just couldn't sleep last night so I have been up since 4!! Showered, dressed, bed made and two loads of washing done and its not even 7 lol!!  In case you're wondering if I made the bed with Dave in it, he's lying in the conservatory with the cat!!! Anyway the reason I am here is to announce that we have a new challenge starting at Crafty Sentiments and the theme this week is to use the Colours of Autumn!  Here is my make:

I have used sweet Petal Fairy available from Crafty Sentiments here.  I coloured her with my Copics adding some Art Institute Fine Glitter to her wings.  I cut the image out using Dienamics Pierced Rectangle Stax and matted onto some Kraft and then added a fine line of the Art Institute Glitter around the edge.  The papers are Raspberry Road "Autumn Thyme".  The mat around the central paper is made using Cheery Lynn Mini Pearl Square Doily die and the Sunflower is also a Cheery Lynn die with a Marianne die for the leaves.  The sentiment is Waltzingmouse and I used Spellbinders Labels 18 to cut it out.  I coloured the pearls with my Copics to match.

We have a fabulous prize this week for the lucky winner:

Please head over to the Crafty Sentiments blog to see all the details and the brilliant work by the rest of the DT.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Bearly Mine - Autumnal Colours
Creatalicious - Flower Power
Dies R Us - Fall Festival
Mema's Crafts - Fall Colours
Sparkles - Things With Wings
2 Cute Ink - Fall
Bunny Zoes - Lace

Well thank you so much for looking its so nice to see you! Big thank you too if you have left a comment it is always lovely to receive them, take care xx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Autumn Colours

Hello there and a big welcome to my latest followers Colette and Liz.  Did you have a nice weekend? We had a BBQ yesterday, a bit cool but managed to eat outside none the less!  Can you believe we are half way through September today? Where on earth is the year going!!

Anyway to the business at hand and we have a new challenge starting at Lexi's Creations today.  The theme this fortnight is Autumn Colours.  I have gone for rather muted Autumnal Colours on mine but I still think they are Autumnal:

The image is Angel by Tiddlyinks and I have coloured her with my Copics, distressing around the edge with Antique Linen DI .  The papers are Nitwits Crab Apple Lane.  I used the following dies and punches:
Dienamics Pierced Rectangle Stax
Cheery Lynn Mini Pearl Square Doily
Marianne Heart Die
Martha Stewart Punch Heart Border
Woodware Flower Punch
Nellie Snellen Leaf Punch

The ticket is a digi but it is on my other pc so sorry don't know who by, I did the Happy Birthday on it myself.  I also printed out another heart from the digi making it bigger and cut it out for an embellishment.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Cheery Lynn - Things with Wings
Glitter n Sparkle - Use A Punch
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with a Die

Thank you so much for looking today and your continued support, take care xx