Saturday, 26 February 2011

Birthday Monster!!

Evening Folks!

Had a fantastic time at 'Make It' at Farnborough yesterday and spent way too much money!
Couldn't resist taking a break from the housework today to have a quick play with my new nesties!! I have been wanting to play at Critters and Cogs challenge at Pollycraft all week so I made a last minute entry using the handsome Spike! Love the way he has had a bite of cupcake first! I have to admit that green is not my fav colour but it is my son's and he wants to send this to a friend, so I hope that's OK? There is a hint of yellow on there which IS my fav colour!! I'm also very pleased with myself as all the papers came out of my scrap box!!

I'd also like to enter Spike in the following challenges:

Catch the bug - Green with envy
The corrosive Challenge - magical Creatures (hope Spike counts)
Easy Craft Projects - One for the boys
Craft your Passion - Male card or project
Passion for Promarkers - One for the boys
Cupcake crafts - Cake N Ice Cream (Spike had started on the cupcake!!)
Party time Tuesdays - Anything goes
A spoonful of sugar - Birthday Wishes
Scrap Creations - Birthdays
(hope the remains of Spikes cupcakes count!)
Fab N Funky - 1 image, 2 embellies
(ribbon & buttons) 3 papers (3 shades of green)
DYSU - Anything goes
Bee Crafty - Buttons

Have a good evening!!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

LOTV Fairy

Hi Folks,
Here I am at last with my card for the new colour challenge at CRAFT, been having a few camera problems!
Here is the palette we would like you to work with this week:

We are sponsored again by Craft Obsessions,
who are offering a £10 voucher for their shop for the winner of this challenge.

So here's my card using a lovely LOTV stamp that I have had for ages
and only inked up once before - disgraceful!!

Here's a different angle so hopefully you can see the glittery bits!

I really went to town (by my standards!!)
with the glitter and embellishments this time - LOL!

Even added a punched butterfly!

Would love to see you joining us at CRAFT this time!
I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Sketch 53
Paper Pretties - Glitter
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes
DYSU - Anything goes
Crafty creations - At the bottom of my garden lives!
Top Tip Tuesday - Bling it on!
Crafty Cardmakers - fairies and at least 2 punches
(butterfly, leaves, flower centre)
Wags N Whiskers - punches (butterfly, leaves, flower centre)
Creative Cottage - Florals

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Cheddar for Dad's Birthday

Hi Everyone!
An unusual post for me today - I don't normally get to post at midday unless it has been scheduled in advance - I'm loving have a few days off!! This morning, I have finished a special birthday card for my Dad who will be celebrating on Thursday! I've used this lovely Cheddar stamp from Sugar Nellie, love this one for cards for men who don't do football or golf!
I followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl and the photo inspiration and kept it fairly simply embellished with a little card candy as I don't think Dad would go for the Fussy look!!

Here's a closer look - have you seen what he is reading!!

The papers are downloads from Summer at Summertime designs - love them!

Now I can't make a card without a few challenges!!
Cheddar would like to join the fun at:

The Sugar Bowl - Sketch and photo inspiration
CraftyCatz - One for the men
Crazy4challenges - Use Die cuts (Nesties and Go Kreate dies)
Easy Craft projects - One for the boys
Stamptacular Sunday - SOS For someone special
Whoopsi Daisy - For someone special
Craft your passion - Male card or project
Passion for Promarkers - One for the boys (used promarkers to colour him!)

Thanks for looking - off now to make cakes with Lewis!

Monday, 21 February 2011

Lillie with Tulips

Happy Monday folks!
Yes, I did say happy Monday - I'm in a good mood today because I'm not at work this week as it's half term! Another reason to be happy is that we have another fun challenge over at Lexi's Creations for this fortnight. We'd like to see you use


on your projects.
We have a lovely selection of charms as the prize for this challenge
from our sponsor Ewe 2 can Craft:

Here's my card, using Lillie with tulips and lots of Prima flowers! The paper is from my stash, I think it is by K & Co but not sure of the name. Cardstock is Bazzill, image is coloured with promarkers (what else!!) and the brads are by American Crafts.

Here's a slightly closer look!

I'm pleased with this card, I think it has a nice spring feel to it!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts : Spring - flowers everywhere
Digital tuesday - use a die cut (nesties Frame)
Creative Cottage - Fab Florals
Creative Craft World - Use a square
Charisma Cardz - Spring has sprung

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Hoppy Weekend

Hoppy Weekend Everyone!

Just popping by to share my DT card for OSAAT , where our challenge to you this week is


We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 voucher to our winner!

I got to use the fab Frogs digi stamps by Toucan Scraps (wave to Angela!) which I printed on to 2 different shades of green card, cut out and layered up to make this cute card. I think this would be a fun card for a kid and I couldn't resist adding wobbly eyes!

Thanks for dropping by!

I'd like to enter Mr frog into the following challenges:

Totally papercrafts - Do it with digis
Stamp Something - Funky (hope this is OK? )
Paper pretties - card for a child

Quick edit: This won a top 3 place at Totally Papercrafts :-) !!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Confetti Box

Morning Folks!
I have a really cute little creation to share with you today.
Our challenge at CRAFT this week is:


and we are sponsored by Toucan Scraps :

I got to play with a cute little confetti box from Toucan, so quick to cut out and put together!
I've added a ribbon, flower, frosted flower bead (recycled from toiletries packaging!!) and gem brad. Couldn't resist adding a little silver cord handle to make a little 'handbag' style box.
Will definitely be making more of these!!

Thanks for looking today!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge - Weddings and Anniversaries
(this is a box for confetti!!)
Stampavie and more - Monochrome
A spoonful of sugar - Anything but a card
Stamp Insanity - Anything but a card

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Valentine's box

Morning Folks!
Good grief, where has this week gone? it's Thursday already!
Time to share my DT creation for CRAFT this week which is surprise, surprise


We are kindly sponsored again by The Crafty Pad,

who also gave the DT this fab
Teddy digi stamp to use:

I had a bit of time to play so I decided to alter a box which originally had Brie in it!
I think now it would look better with choccys in!!

I had great fun with this, lots of glueing and inking and all finished off with a coat of glittery
Mod Podge to toughen the whole thing up!!
I ended up with very sticky paws, with a slight sparkle to them too!

Now, I think there might be a few challenges out there that this might fit into, so here goes!!

The Crafty Pad : Love is in the Air
Sarah Hurley Challenges : Die Cuts (heart nesties)
Creative Craft Challenges: Hearts and Flowers
Do it with Digi's : Valentines
Stampin' for the weekend: St Valentine's Day
Teddy stampers: Love bears
Stamp Something: Digi day
CES challenge: Red & Romance
Allsorts: It must be love, love, love..
CYDA: Photo Inspiration
Little Claire's: Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday : Hearts gone wild
Whoopsi daisy : Give us your heart
Pear Tree designs: Free for All
Craft Your Passion: Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts : Anything but a card
Ooh - la -la : For someone special
Incy Wincy : Love
Squigglefly : Making the rounds
Critter Sketch: Include a critter
Digital Tuesday: from the heart
A spoonful of sugar: let's see some love
Passion for promarkers: Let there be love
(bears coloured with promarkers)
Papertake Weekly: Have a heart
My time to craft: Hearts and flowers
(cuttlebug folder on large heart)
Bee Crafty: Ribbon
Fab n Funky: Tempting texture
Simon says Stamp challenge: Anything but a card
Crafty Sentiments: Valentines
Cute Card Thursday: Hearts and Flowers
& Wild orchid challenge: Love is ....

Monday, 7 February 2011

If you go down to the woods today...

If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down to the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic....

Morning Folks!!
I know apologies for the awful singing but I just couldn't resist
because today's the day that Lexi's Creations
have the perfect challenge for bear fans like me!!!!

Show Us Your Bears!!

Here's my card, using the gorgeous baby bear!

The papers are a mixture from my stash and scraps box, I think some are Doodlebug, Forever Friends and possibly Papermania??
Ribbons are from my local craft shop,
charm from Ewe2cancraft and card candy from Craftwork cards.

The image has of course been coloured with promarkers, incidentally
LETRASET are sponsoring the challenge this time!!

I'm so looking forward to visiting lots of blogs to see lots of creations with bears on, click here for all the details and to see the other cute cards made by the rest of the design team!

Of course, I also love entering challenges, so here goes:

Fab'n' Funky - Chocolate & blue
Bearly Mine Challenges - For Men or boys
Passion for Promarkers - Inspiration from photo colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Stamping with the dragon - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Include a bear
Craft us Crazy - Anything goes

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Love Cupcakes!!

Hi Folks!
Hope your weekend is going well!!
Just a quick post today to share my card for the latest digi challenge at OSAAT.
I got to play with a fab image called 'Love Cupcakes' by Gingerloft, had lots of fun blinging the cupcakes up with glitter and gems. Please check out the other DT creations too.

As usual I'd like to enter a few challenges:
PartyTimeTuesdays : Valentine's day Cupcake
Cupcake craftroom: Love & Romance
Craft Your Passion: Bling on your love

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Happy Birthday to Ewe!!

A special post from me today, to wish my sister Sharon a very Happy Birthday!!

Clears throat nervously....

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Sharon!
Happy Birthday to Ewwwweeeeee!

I think the neighbours have run for cover after the last high note!!

Sharon loves sheep so here's her card:

The image is called Sherman from Squigglefly and has been embossed and
layered up:

Had to have flowers on too!!

Now I couldn't resist entering a few challenges with this:

Totally Gorjuss: As you like it
CES: Bold and bright
Card patterns : Sketch 100
Whoopsi daisy: Anything but square
Pear Tree : Add Flowers
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Old MacDonald had a farm
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes & optional flowers
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge: Birthday Wishes

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Fabulous lady!

Hello again Folks!
We have a fantastic sponsor for the new challenge at CRAFT this week:

who is giving our winner this yummy prize!!

The challenge this week is :


which you can interpret how you like but basically
we'd like to see some die cuts on your projects!

I had so much fun making this card, I used
1900 & 1920 Vintage from Digi Doodle Shop
who sponsored the Star of the Month for January!
Used nesties to mount the image and also to make the flourishes
under the flowers!

Here's a closer look:

Loving these beaded wires which I got from my local garden centre!!

Now for the challenges, LOL:

CLP: Sketch
ABC Challenge : N is for nesties
I love promarkers : Anything goes
Digistamps4joy : flower power
Papertake weekly : Anything goes and flowers
My time to craft : Flourishes
Crafty Catz : Flowers
By the cute and girly : Red is all around us ..
Paperplay Challenges: Stamp it out