Saturday, 5 April 2014

A huge Easter egg!

Morning Folks!
A rare event occurring here this morning, back to back posts on my blog!! 
Today I am sharing my DT card for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' which is 

EASTER

Here's my card using an old and favourite wooden Penny Black Stamp called Easter March.
The papers and sticker embellishments are all from First Edition Spring Drop.
Sentiment is from Pink Gem ( I think ? ) 
Not quite sure why but I decided to step away from the promarkers for a change and coloured this one using watercolour pencils - quite pleased with the end result but it did seem to take me ages!

Love that the Easter Egg is nearly as big as the hedgehog - good job he has his little cart!!


Thanks for looking and I hope you'll join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
By the way we have a fab prize on offer from our kind sponsor:


A £15 voucher to spend in their store!!

Have a great weekend!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Springtime
PolkaDoodles - Animal Magic
Fussy And Fancy - Travel (hope the cart counts ?)
Sister Act - Anything goes
CHN Patterned Paper - Anything goes with patterned paper
My Mum's Craft shop - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Spring

Friday, 4 April 2014

Party Preparations

Evening Folks!

Just popping on to share a card I started last Wednesday week and finally finished this afternoon - think that might be a new personal best in the slowest card ever made category !!

Anyway, here's my  Gruffie creation for the Masculine challenge over at House Mouse and Friends.
The stamp is 'Party Preparations' and he is coloured with promarkers. The papers are actually from the Christmas collection - Blissful Blizzard by Fancy Pants. The sentiment and matching die are by Stampin up and the 'Simple Banner' is by Poppy Stamps. 


The balloon is paper pieced and stuck on with foam pads to give it a bit of dimension.


Thanks for looking!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Birthday Celebration and hop
I used sketch #190

Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Divas by Design - Anything goes and hop
Papertake WeeklyAnything goes
Sister ActAnything goes
Alphabet challenge - D for die cuts
The Cutie Pie challenge - Cute with dies and punches
As you like it - Favourite animal - 
I love nearly all animals but Bears are a particular favourite. The love affair started with my Teddy who was given to me when I was a few days old! I love real life bears because of their power, intelligence, 'big fur' and wonderfully cute faces.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Puddy cat with flowers

Afternoon Folks!
Gosh am I glad it's Friday - this week has been mad at work and I'm sooooo looking forward to the Easter holidays!! 
I had great plans to get my Mum's Mother's Day card made last weekend but somehow, it didn't quite happen, so this was actually finished last night, photographed at 7.30 am this morning and is now in the post - last minute as always!!!


The Wild Rose Studio stamp is another old one from my collection, I'm trying to blow the dust off some of my stash again..... although I have bought a couple of House Mouse stamps this week - slapped wrists!! Check out the gems and liquid pearls on this one:


Papers : First edition and glittery scraps
Coloured with promakers
Sentiment tags : LOTV
Ribbon, card candi , gems and liquid pearls.

Thanks for looking and for any comments!! Have a great start to the weekend!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Craft Mojo - Spring Flowers
Country View challenge - Paper Chase
The Craft Garden - Pastel colours
My Mums Craft Shop - Spring / Easter
Totally Papercrafts - Think Pink
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Spring colours
Crafts 4 Eternity - Special Mums
Sister Act - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Mother's day
Cute car Thursday - Floral Delights
Delightful Challenges - Out like a lamb
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Mother's day
Craft your passion Mother's day
Dream Valley - Mothering Sunday

EDITED TO ADD:

Puddy Cat with flowers


Saturday, 22 March 2014

Doodles

Happy Weekend Folks!
Hope you have something fun planned!!
Now I have to be honest and confess that I didn't really find the new challenge at Sweet Stampin which starts today that much fun, the theme is 

DOODLES 

Not my cup of tea,  so don't look too closely at my card - this one is my best effort, the previous 2 are in the bottom of the bin!! Still I guess that's why it is called a challenge - LOL!! The cute bear is another 'Archie' from Craftwork cards, coloured with promarkers and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. Streamers around the edge 'doodled' by stressed out Jacky through gritted teeth!!!!


 I hope you can find the time to pop over to the main Sweet Stampin blog and see the great inspiration from Team Fi. We did have a giggle behind the scenes with this one; I think doodles on cards is like Marmite - some of the team loved it, others like me hated it!!
  Mind you, I should mention that we have a great prize on offer so it's definitely worth having a go and joining us!!


Thanks for visiting!! I'm going to be brave and enter the following challenges:
The Craft Garden - Pastel colours
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes with a sentiment
Crafting for all seasons - No designer papers
Stampin for the Weekend- Anything goes
4 Crafty chicks - No patterned paper
The Crafter's Cafe - Square cards
Crafts 4 EternityAnything goes
Sister ActAnything goes
Pattie's CreationsAnything goes

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Lilacs

Afternoon Folks
It's a beautiful Spring afternoon here in Hampshire, I love it and I've got my fingers crossed that the weather stays nice like this for a while! Hope the sun is shining where you are??

Just thought I should share the card I made for my Mother in Laws birthday next month, I think it has a Spring feel to it. I've also tried to make it a bit tactile too as her eyesight is not that good. The cute Gruffies stamp is called 'Lilac bouquet' and it's another stamp rescued from Ebay just before Christmas. 


Can't you just hear him sniffing!! By the way the mottled effect on the lilacs is my new Wink of Stella pen which looks quite glittery in real life but just looks splattery to my camera - grrrr!!


I've used a whole stack of MB dies on this:
Pippi Butterfly, Isabella butterfly, Fancy blossoms,
and Lavish branch
Coloured with promarkers and wink of Stella and liquid pearls
Sentiments - LOTV
Papers - Basic grey, Papermania and scraps
Doily, lace, twine and gems from stash

Of course I can't resist entering some challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Lost and Found - I 'found' this stamp on Ebay
Gruffies and Guests - Fit for Mum or Special female 
Natalie and Amy - Flowers
Craft Mojo - Spring flowers
Crafty Calendar - Animal Antics
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring/ Easter
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Monochrome
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Monochrome 
Divas by Design - Flower Power
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Glitter It (used wink of Stella Brush marker)
Inky Impressions - Think Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - For a special lady
The Cutie Pie Challenge - A cute one for Mum
The Crazy challenge - Flower Frenzy
OLLCB - To a Special lady
Whoopsi Daisy - Add a tag
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Cuddly
That Craft Place - Flowers or Mother's Day
A gem of a challenge - Mother's Day / Female birthday/ Special lady
Alphabet Challenge - C is for Country Flowers  
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Doilies and Lace


Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave! 

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Friday, 14 March 2014

Peeping James the Bear!!

Evening Folks! 

Just popping by to share a card I finished this afternoon. I love yellow but I don't use it that often on cards because I find it a bit bright or hard to match but I have to say I'm quite liking these scraps of yellow papers with the brown bear and kraft card! 


That cute face is James the Bear from the recent LOTV release who just had to come home with me from the Make It show in Farnborough! Sentiment is from LOTV too!

Coloured with promarkers.

Thanks for visiting!
As usual I'd like to enter a few challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches: 3 B's = Bear, Button, bow, bright, brown ...

Just Inspirational - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Animal Antics 
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes in March
Fab N Funky - Animals (no people)
I love promarkers - Spotty 
Clear it out - Bright colours and card for a child
(old papers from scrap box)
Love to create - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Young at heart
The ribbon girl - LOTV Animals ( I hope twine counts??)
That's Crafty - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes with a sentiment
As you like it - Favourite colouring medium -
Promarkers for me every time; I love that they are easy to blend, great range of colours, quick and easy to use and dry quickly - you should have seen the mess I got in with water colouring with Distress Inks !!

EDITED TO ADD :-)


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Elephants on parade!

Happy Weekend everyone - 
hope you've got something fun planned for today!

Our new challenge at Sweet Stampin' is just starting, love this theme:

INSPIRED BY A BOOK, SONG OR FILM

so many possibilities! 

I decided to choose one of the first films I remember seeing at the cinema 

DUMBO!!

Dumbo HQ

It still makes me sniff if I watch it now!!

Here's my card, using a Little Claire stamp I've had for ages - Are we there yet? , love the way they are holding tails.


Lots of grey promarker shades on these 3!



Papers : Forever Friends, Dovecraft & magazine freebies
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion
Dies - Memory box lavish branch and Sizzix Swirly Vine
Ribbon - Wilkinsons
Gems & pearls - Anitas and Mei flower

I hope you can find the time to pop over to the main Sweet Stampin blog and see the great Inspiration from Team Fi, and just to tempt you even more we have some great sponsors:
Weekly Prize: $10 voucher 


Monthly Prize: £10 Cuddly Bubbly gift voucher

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments!
I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Natalie & Amy - Flowers
Penny Black & More - So sweet 

Crafty Calendar - Animal Antics
Stamping Sensations - Pretty in Pink
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Birthdays
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Birthday Bonanza
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of flowers
The Cutie pie challenge - Pearls and swirls
The Pink Elephant - Birthdays
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Paper pretties - Lots of layers
Crafty Creations - happy Birthday
Penny's Paper crafting - Anything but square
Aud sentiments - For a girl
Cute card Thursdays - What a Gem (flower centres)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - Inspired by a song or film (Dumbo)
Totally Papercrafts - Female Birthday
Sister Act - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Pink and green


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