Saturday, 18 April 2015

Anything but a card

Morning Folks!

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the weekend??
It's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this time it's 
ANYTHING BUT A CARD
We are sponsored this week by 
I have to admit I struggled a bit with this one, my mojo left the building as sinusitis arrived! I haven't made anything apart from cards for yonks but after much dithering eventually settled on decorating a kraft gift bag:

The Forever Friends stamp has been in my stash for ages, it came from the Glitter Pot sale at least 3 years ago for about £1.25, bargain!! The papers are a mixture of odds and ends from my folders. The banner die cut is by Poppy stamps.
Here's the close up views:


I also paper pieced the little parcel:


Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
The ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
I love promarkers - Many Happy Returns
Crafty Calendar - Add a sentiment
Aud Sentiments - Birthday Sentiment or number 5
MAWTT - Anything but a square card
Polkadoodles - pink and pretty

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Bunny Talk

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!
I hope you're having a good day and that perhaps the Easter bunny has dropped off some chocolate for you!
As promised on Friday, here's my second Easter card using a Penny Black stamp called 'Bunny Talk' that I have had for ages. I have used it a couple of times before but masked off the little chick so that it was more generic and suitable for different occasions!
Once again the papers are from my scraps collections and the prima flowers are from my stash


Wonder what they are saying to each other?? Perhaps the chick wants to know where the Easter eggs are hidden??


Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Easter Sunday whatever you're doing!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday - Easter / chocolate brown
Allsorts - Easter
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes 
Sister Act - Anything goes
Dream factory - Chicken Run / Easter bunnies
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
Crafter's Cafe - Easter
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
Crafting for all seasons - Animal magic
Fab n Funky - Lots of layers
Clear it Out- Clear it out & 2 hoarded items (papers and flowers)
Deep Ocean challenge - Easter/ Spring
Everybody Art - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Pastel colours
Bunny Zoes challenge - Spring Colours
That Craft Place - Easter / Spring
The Corrosive Challenge - Hop into Spring



Saturday, 4 April 2015

Going Braless!

Morning Folks!
Hope you're having a great Easter so far and looking forward to the Easter Bunny leaving some chocolate tomorrow! Of course, Saturday means a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this week we are going for

PAPER PIECING
 so dig out those sharp scissors and paper scraps!!
We have a lovely prize from
up for grabs!!

Here's my card using a fab Stella digi from Bugaboo which just makes me laugh!! Not quite sure if paper piecing and going bra less are a good combination though - careful with those scissors!!

I've coloured the image with promarkers and then paper pieced the dress and shoes using a scrap of lilac polka dot paper. Also used up a few more flowers from the stash collection!!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the long weekend!

I'd like to enter the following challenges

Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Lots of layers
Clear it Out- Clear it out & 2 hoarded items (papers and flowers)
Everybody Art - Anything goes


Friday, 3 April 2015

Daisy Bunny

Morning Folks!
Yay, the Easter long weekend has started!! Sadly so too has the rain, it's very dull here - perhaps a good excuse to settle back with a hot cross bun and a cuppa??
I don't usually make Easter cards, but this year I did need to send a couple so I thought I'd share them this weekend. I don't have that many specific Easter stamps but this Messy Rabbit stamp from Joanna Sheen always makes me think of Spring. Papers are all from my scraps folders (which look just as jam packed as ever) along with flowers and card candi from my stash.


Isn't she just so cute wearing her daisy chain!


I forgot to photo the inside before I put this in the post (duh) but it does have a Happy Easter greeting from Stamping Up in it. I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes 
Sister Act - Anything goes
Dream factory - Chicken Run / Easter bunnies
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
Crafter's Cafe - Easter
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
Crafting for all seasons - Animal magic
Fab n Funky - Lots of layers
Clear it Out- Clear it out & 2 hoarded items (papers and flowers)
Deep Ocean challenge - Easter/ Spring
Everybody Art - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Pastel colours
Bunny Zoes challenge - Spring Colours
That Craft Place - Easter / Spring
The Corrosive Challenge - Hop into Spring

Have a great day!


Saturday, 21 March 2015

Spiffing!

Morning Folks!
Yay, it's the weekend!! I'm hoping to grab a bit of crafting time, I've had Flu and didn't even make it into my craft room for over a week - not good!! Just popped by this morning to share my card for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' which is to

USE A SENTIMENT AS THE FOCUS

Have to admit my choice of stamps for this challenge was severely limited, most of my sentiments are teeny weeny! I bought this Woodware stamp last year, because it made me smile but this is the first time it has been used. It's hard to see from the photo but it's been heat embossed in metallic copper. The papers are Swagger by Fancy Pants - this one always reminds me of pyjamas! I decided to make an easel card for a change and cut out the sentiment with an x cut die to make a sign. Finished with a few eyelets and a brad!!


Thanks for visiting today and please pop over to the Sweet Stampin' blog to see the fab inspiration from the rest of the design team. 

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Country View Challenges - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - One for the Guys
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything
Tuesday Throwdown - More than 1 fold
Addicted to stamps - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Masculine projects
Crafty Creations Challenge - Chevrons or stripes
Southern Girls Challenges - Boys, boys, boys
Crafty Calendar - Add some metal

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Going green ....

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is OK? I'm waiting for the warmer weather to arrive.... in the meantime I've got quite a bright and cheerful card to share today!
This week  at Sweet Stampin' we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the theme:

USE GREEN

I have to admit that green isn't a colour I normally reach for but I found this piece of flowery paper in my scraps folder and it really inspired me. The cute 'Girl Turtle' is from Bugaboo, coloured with promarkers. All of the embellishments are pretty old too - felt flowers (Queen & Co), pearls (Ebay), and the hessian ribbon and pink flowery braid were both from my stash.


Love the cute expression!


Thanks for visiting today and I do hope you'll be able to join us over at Sweet Stampin' - we are sponsored this week by Flat Friends.

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Crafting Musketeers - Ribbon and pearls
Natalie and Amy - Flowers

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Spring Flowers

Morning Folks!
Can someone please tell me where the last week has gone? I think I missed it, I had great plans to get lots of things sorted over half term but not many of those plans have worked out!! Yesterday I was waiting for deliveries from Tesco, Amazon and Currys and I couldn't settle to do anything!!
Still on the plus side, I now have a lovely shiny new chest freezer in the garage - I just need to get cooking now!!

As it's Saturday (yep, really) we have a new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin' which I think might cheer you up if like me you are getting sick of wintery, dull and drizzly days. This time we'd like to see some 

SPRING FLOWERS

Something a bit different from me this week, I visited my sister last weekend and we were playing around with some of her Stampin' Up goodies - this is my attempt at painting with distress inks!
Not something I would normally try but it was quite fun!!


Thanks for visiting and I do hope you'll join us over at Sweet Stampin', there's a lovely prize from 
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to tempt you too!!

I'd also like to enter the 'Krafty Creations' challenge at Winter Wonderland.

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