Thursday, 31 March 2011

Tied Hearts

Morning Folks!
It's time for another challenge for you over at CRAFT!!
This week we are doing something a bit different,
we have a photo inspiration for you.
Here it is:

Our sponsor is

The prize for the winner is 5 stamps of their choice.

Here's my card using 'Tied Hearts' from our sponsor!

I paper pieced the two hearts in different shades of gold and added some glittery gems and ribbons from my stash. Pretty simple but I'm quite pleased with how it looks as my mojo is lacking a bit!!

Hope to see you over at CRAFT!!

Monday, 28 March 2011

A BIG announcement!!

Hi Everyone - hope you have all had a great weekend
and are not too confused by the clocks changing!
The warmer weather can't come soon enough for me!

I was busy over the weekend and didn't have time to post this but I'm here now with a BIG announcement - LOL!!

A new challenge blog has been launched. It's called

& is dedicated to all those cards you make for Men, Boys, and their toys. The idea came about after a group of friends decided that Magnolia's Edwin needed a little haven as he is a little overshadowed by his counter part Tilda and he's so adorable too!

I'm really thrilled because I have been invited to join the design team - BIG SMILES!!!
It launched yesterday with some Blog Candy Goodies!!!

Main Blog Candy Launch Winners Prize 

Blog Candy Charms Prize Two 

Blog Candy Prize Three

There are THREE prizes to give away - the prizes are pictured above, however if we reach 50 followers we will add additional Candy, if we reach 75 and 100 followers we will add further Candy! So to be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is follow 3 simple steps! Leave your name with MR LINKY here , post one of the pictures of the candy on your sidebar with a link back to Here Come The Boys and become a follower - Otherwise you wont know when our challenges start!!!

It's as easy as that, so pop on over and say hello & keep watching for our first challenge!!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Rainy Day Kitty

Morning Folks!!
An excited post from me this morning because I have been asked to be a guest design team member over at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog. About 5 weeks ago, they had a competition to suggest a theme for a challenge and my suggestion was lucky enough to get picked!!

I suggested THE WEATHER
as a challenge theme!
Here's my card, I was thinking April Showers when I made this. I had to blow the dust off of this stamp from Dimension Forth, I've had it for years but only used it twice before - red face!

I coloured a second image, cut out the umbrella and boots, added glossy accents for a bit of wet shine and stuck them on with silicone glue for extra dimension. Think you can see the shine in the pictures below:

Also added a bit of stickles to the puddles!

The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with nesties. The papers are MME and the flowers are from Prima.

Thanks to everyone over at Sweet Stampin for allowing me to join them this week!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Hello Little One

Morning Folks!

I can't believe how quickly the weeks are whizzing by!! It's Thursday again already!
Time for a new challenge at CRAFT, this week out theme is


and we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

Have to admit that time was against me this week, so I choose to use my all time favourite image for baby cards, Baby Elephant by Crissy Armstrong which you can find here. Decided to keep things very simple, just a hint of lace, a few pearls and the sentiment is from LOTV .

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

CES - Inspired by a song - Nellie the Elephant!!
The Crafty Pad - Use a digi
DigiStamps for Joy: Clean and simple
Crafts and Me: Anything goes

Thanks for looking and don't forget to join us at CRAFT!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Ribbons but not in a bow or a knot!!

I'm not sure what has happened to the post I had scheduled for this morning,
I think Mr Blogger must have eaten it??

Anyway, here is my card for the new challenge at Lexi's Creations where we'd like to see you use ribbon but not in a bow or a knot!

Our sponsor for this week is Whiff of Joy stamps!

I've used Lexis' Butterflies for my card, coloured with promarkers

I've ruched the ribbon following this fantastic tutorial and although it took a while I'm really pleased with my first attempt!

Please pop over to the main blog to see the rest of the design teams creations, we are also having a design team call if you're interested!

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

The Crafty Pad : Use a digi
Lollipop Crafts : Butterflies
Card mad fairy: Spring/ Back to nature
Creative Belli : Letter C - charm ;-)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Best Friends

Morning Folks!

Is it just me or does this year seem to be going by really quickly?
I can't believe it's Thursday again and time for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.

We have a great sponsor this week

you could win 5 digi's of your choice!

The challenge this time was right up my street!!


Here's my card:

I have paper pieced the little girl's hair, dress, shoes, socks
and the dog's jacket - once I get started on paper piecing, I just don't stop LOL!! In case you are wondering the stamp is from a set that are marvellous for paper piecing, it's called 'Dress Up Girl' by Marianne design . There are lots of little outfits for the kids, a bit like those paper cut out dolls with the tabbed clothes sets you used to be able to get many moons ago...does anyone else know what I am talking about??

Bit of a closer look...

Thanks for looking, don't forget to head over to CRAFT to see the rest of the Design teams great makes. I am looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your paper pieced creations!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Buddy Bear Doorhanger!

Morning Folks!

This weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is sponsored by Glitterbabe and you could win 3 images from her shop!

We have a slightly different challenge for you this week, we'd like to see you make a


I had a bit of a 'pink moment' when I made mine, using "Buddy" from Glitterbabe's shop:

Here's a closer look:

Buddy has been coloured with promarkers. The papers are all from my scraps box.

Thanks for looking and please come over and join us at C.R.A.F.T.

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

FabNFunky: Make it girly
Everybody Art : Baby
Digital Tuesday: Welcome little one
The crafty Pad - Use a ribbon

Monday, 7 March 2011

Easter Bella Bunny

Morning Folks!

It's another Easter project from me today because our new challenge
at Lexi's Creations this time is


We have a lovely promarker prize for you too!!

Here's my card using Easter Bella and papers from Pink Petticoat which I was lucky enough to win in a recent blog hop:

Here's a closer look, Bella reminds me of the Caramel bunny on the Cadbury adverts - perhaps that is just me dreaming of chocolate....

These little chipboard stickers are from Poundland and are the perfect colour match and great for propping up the easel card!

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Easter bunny basket

Hi Folks & Happy Sunday!

I can't believe how quickly March is flying by!

Just a quick post today to show you my DT project for OSAAT this week,
the challenge is a nice easy one (just as well as mojo is lacking!!)

We'd like to see you


I'm a bit bored of making cards so I decided to make an Easter box / basket
using a cute bunny image by April - Reece's Scrap Pieces that is part of the March / Easter collaboration pack available here

The important bit - chocolate!!

Close up of tag and cute bunny & carrot charm from Ewe2cancraft

We have a nice promarker prize from our sponsor this week

so please come over and join us!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Hedgehog and Flowers

Hello Folks!

At CRAFT challenge this week we have another fun challenge for you


and we are sponsored by Lauretta's Digital Stamps

Here's my card:

I've had this cute Penny Black stamp, called 'Delights'
for ages - here's a closer look:

Also decorated the inside too, papers are Pepper & Friends (inside)
and K&Co on the outside

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

One stop crafts - Spring flowers
Stamp something - Flowers
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 100
Pixie Cottage - Spring
PaperCutz- Spring
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
lollipop crafts - Think Spring
CR84FN Challenge - Color combo
Whoopsi daisy - Let's get all Cute
Penny Black at Allsorts- Welcome Spring
Oldie but A Goodie - Spring is in the Air
Delightful Challenges - Welcome spring
& FabNFunky - Spring into action

Thanks for looking and hope you have a good day!