Thursday, 30 June 2011

In the garden

Morning Folks!
We have a new challenge for you over at CRAFT, this week it's


Not a place you're very likely to find me, I hate gardening and the only green fingers I've got are after playing with inks - LOL!!
This week we have 2 sponsors: The Crafty Pad

who have provided some fab images for the DT to work with and who are giving away 3 images to our winner &

Our second sponsor is Crimson Cloud who are giving a lucky winner 3 packs of diecuts.

Hope you like my card and can find time to join us!

Paddington Fan

Monday, 27 June 2011

Buzzing along!

Hello Bloggers!

Just a quick post to show you my card for the new challenge over at Lexi's Creations - well as long as Mr Blogger doesn't eat it or make it vanish into thin air -LOL!!
Our challenge for you this time is:


I decided to use this cute bee, which is available in Lexi's shop - Fairy Dust Crafts , along with lots of other cute bug images. Yellow is my favourite colour but I rarely use it on cards so this was a good opportunity to dig through my stash and find some yellow goodies!!

The background paper is a piece of Black Magic co-ordinations paper that has been embossed through the cuttlebug with a Crafts too embossing folder (spots and dots) and then sanded to reveal the yellow core.
The image has been coloured with promarkers, the wings and buzzy trail have had stickles added and the eyes have a nice shiny layer of glossy accents on them!

The felt flower is by Queen and Co and has been in my stash for ages, I just added a black gem to the centre. I couldn't resist adding a charm which is another recent purchase from Ewe2can craft!

Thanks for looking and please check out the rest of the design teams fab creations over at Lexi's this time too!!

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

Papertake Weekly: Here comes the sun - bees remind me of summer!!
Bearly Mine Challenges: Summer is here
Creative card challenges: Make your own baking paper
Sew many challenges: Dry embossing
Simply Create: Fly with us
Totally papercrafts: Spots (background) and stripes (on bee)
Crafty Cardmakers: Spots (background) and stripes (on bee)
Wags N whiskers: Summertime - bees remind me of summer!
Sweet stampin: Something old (felt flower) & something new (bee charm)
CES challenges: Anything but square
Crafty Calendar: Things with wings
Bee Crafty: Summers here
By the cute and girly: In the garden

Sunday, 26 June 2011

HCTB Challenge : Spots and Stripes

We have a nice easy challenge over at Here Come the Boys for you this time around:


This challenge is being hosted by Teresa and sponsored by

I got to play with this super cute image called Baxter Flat out!!

I think this is such a versatile image that could be used for all sorts of occasions.

I've used one of my favourite card folds - a joy fold card. I love making these, simple but interesting and great for masculine cards!! You can find all the details here.

Hope that you can join us for this challenge,

Paddington Fan

As usual I can't resist entering a few challenges:

Stampin for the weekend: Favourite things - Teddy Bears
MAWTT: Clean & Simple
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge: 3 papers, 2 buttons and use blue
Daring cardmakers: Something old - papers (MME and Basic grey)
something new- Baxter bear image
something blue - buttons
Totally papercrafts: Spots and stripes
Digital Tuesday: Ice cream combos - chocolate and choc chip!!
I love promarkers: Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Masculine card
& Sweet stampin' : Something old - papers MME & Basic grey
Something new - Image

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Presley the Pirate

Morning Folks!!
It's Thursday again, so time for another challenge over at CRAFT,
this week we have a recipe for you:

1 tag
2 Circles and
3 squares or rectangles

Here's my card for this week using 'Presley the Pirate' from our sponsor

The image has been coloured with promarkers, the papers are from The Creative Cottage and the charm is from Ewe2can craft.

Thanks for looking and hope to see some of you entering the challenge!!

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Totally papercrafts: Dies and punches (used nesties!)
ABC challenge: X marks the spot - Pirate theme
I love promarkers: Anything goes
My Mums craft shop: One for the boys

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Pink Princess

Morning Folks!!

Hope you are all OK, just a very quick post from me today to tell you that the challenge at CRAFT is to

INCLUDE STITCHING (real or faux)

We are sponsored by Aifactory

who are giving our winner 2 digi stamps.

I was lucky enough to get to play with this fab image from them called 'Princess' which brought on another pink moment!! Strange thing is I don't really like pink, I just use it on cards a lot!!

I had to think about how to include stitching on this and then I had a light bulb moment - a very rare and quite surprising event! - I decided to stitch some beads on her dress and crown.

Then added some sequin flower embellishments, again stitched together. Finally I gathered up a piece of ribbon with a simple running stitch to add some texture to the bottom of the card.

Thanks for looking today!!

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

Crazy Challenge: Monochrome
Paper Sundaes: Girly girl
2 sisters: 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (beads, ribbon, flowers)
Bee Crafty: Birthdays for little ones
Pollycraft Mondays: Ribbon and Flowers
Card Makin Mamas: For a child
Hooked on crafts: Anything goes

Sunday, 12 June 2011

HCTB Challenge 4 : Myth and Magic

Morning Folks!!
Hope your weekend is going well!!
I'm here with my card for the new challenge over at Here come the Boys, I can't believe we are already on to our 4th challenge - hope you are enjoying them as much as the DT!!

Our challenge for you this time is Myth and Magic so have a dig around in your stamps and images and find something Magical !! Please remember though that this is a card challenge for men so I don't think fairy images are really appropriate - LOL!!

For my card I have used this cute wizard stamp that I bought off of Ebay many moons ago, I think it might be by Stampendous. I coloured the little chap with promarkers and then gave him a bit of a makeover, I used Doodlebug white flock on his beard and added glitter to his wand, cloak and hat. Seems funny to be adding glitter to a masculine card but I think this image suits a bit of bling!!

I had a bit of a struggle to find a suitable embellishment for this one but after delving around in my stash I found these die cut stars which were a magazine freebie I think, I just added a few tiny gems to them. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

Thanks for looking, please pop over to the main blog to see all the fab DT cards on display and all the rest of the details too!!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Relax & enjoy!!

Happy Thursday Folks!!

It's time for another challenge at CRAFT and this time our theme is:


which is fast approaching, so a good time to get your card made!!

I've had this Gruffies decoupage in my stash from Joanna Sheen for ages and I must admit I'd forgotten about it until I was having a bit of a tidy up!! Can you have too much stash I wonder??!! Anyway I decided this would be a perfect image for my Dad, who has a reputation for falling asleep as soon as he sits down on the sofa!! I had also forgotten how long it takes to do took forever to cut this out and I nearly gave up!!

As the finished image is quite big I decided to keep the rest of the card really simple with just some matting and layering. The sentiment is a bit hard to read in the photo but it says 'It's a hard life'

Isn't he so cute...

Side view of the layers:

Finished the card off with this resin sunflower which I have also rediscovered, I bought this in a Craft Central closing down sale, probably 2 years ago - I knew it would come in useful.....eventually!!

Hope you can join us at CRAFT this time, we are sponsored by Some Odd Girl

so you could be the lucky winner of 3 images .

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

Fussy and Fancy Friday: Card for man / boy
Creative Inspiration: Card for Dad
Sparkles Forum: Father's Day
Paper Sundaes: Include a sentiment
Craft your passion: Anything goes
The Crazy challenge: Father's Day
Pear Tree design : Summer delights

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wedding Bears

Morning Folks!!
I swear this week is flying by faster than normal - it's Thursday already!
This week at CRAFT we'd like to see you create something with a wedding / love theme. I made this card a few weeks ago for my cousin and his new wife who got married at Easter but didn't get around to blogging it! It's my first attempt at a white on white card. I've often admired them and I think they look especially stylish for weddings so I got out the cuttlebug folders and nesties and gave it a go!!

Here's a closer look at the Forever Friends decoupage, I haven't used any decoupage sheets for ages and I'd forgotten how much fun they can be!! The sentiment is from a Craftwork cards goodie bag. The picture doesn't show it too well but the card is a lovely white pearlescent one so it does have a nice sheen to it in real life!!

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope to see your romantic creations over at CRAFT - you could be the winner of a $10 voucher for