Monday, 31 October 2011


Morning everyone!!
Just a really quick post to let you know we have a fab and very easy challenge starting over at Lexi's Creations today -


I've made a start on the xmas cards using the cute Paulo image from Fairy Dust Crafts, coloured with promarkers and with a glittered up white pom pom (from Tesco of all places!!)
There is a bit of glitter on his scarf tassels too but I can't get the camera to pick it up!!!

My snowflake charm is from Ewe2canCraft , I thought it was a good match to go with the backing paper from my old Christmas stash!!!

Thanks for looking today and hope you'll find a charm in your stash and come over and join the fun at Lexi's Creations this fortnight!!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

It's monster time.....

Evening Folks!!
Well here I am better late than never with my card for the new challenge over at Here Come the Boys - this time we'd like to see MONSTERS on your creations!!!

I've used a very 'unscary' monster called Fluffy from Pollycraft. I love this big guy, he is so easy to colour and always reminds me of Sully from the Monsters Inc movie. Had to go with the turquoise colour scheme when I found this backing paper in my stash from K&Co (?). The bunting is made from My mind's Eye paper, cut into diamond shapes and then wrapped around the twine and inked at the edges. The sentiment is from our lovely team leader Woo - thanks hun!!!

Woo is also sponsoring the challenge this time, she has offered three decoupage sheets and a stamp as a prize!!

Hope you'll come by and share your monsters with us!!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Savannah Colour challenge

Morning folks!!

Time for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. , this time we have a colour challenge for you which we have called Savannah. Here it is:

You can use 1 or 2 colours from the selection or all of them if you can!! We are sponsored by AiFactory who are offering 2 images from their shop as a prize. I have used "Up, up and away" from them on my card, which as you can see is very CAS!!

The image has been coloured with promarkers and then layered up to give it a bit of dimension. I tried using the image without 'sky' at first but somehow it looked weird so I've added a little patch of blue mulberry paper behind the image.

The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley. I did struggle not to add something else to this but now I have got used to the white space I'm actually quite pleased with it!!

Hope you can join us at CRAFT this week!!

Thursday, 20 October 2011


Morning Folks!!

Well I don't know about you but I definitely feel that autumn has arrived, the mornings are freezing!! Autumn is also the theme for our new challenge over at CRAFT which starts today.

Here's my card using an image called Hoot from Some Odd Girl who are one of our sponsors for this week:

Very simple card, coloured image onto acetate window which has been cut out with nesties. The paper is by My Minds Eye.

Thanks for looking today and please come over and join us at CRAFT!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
My Time to Craft - punches and dies (nesties)
Paper Sundaes - halloween or Fall
Crafty Emma - Forever Autumn
Stamptacular Sunday - You choose
Totally Papercrafts - Use acetate
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Fall / halloween
Daring Cardmakers - Include a bird
The corrosive challenge - Flying things
& Lollipop Crafts - No sentiments allowed

Monday, 17 October 2011

Just a sentiment ....

Afternoon Folks!

Running a bit later than anticipated but just wanted to show you my card for the new challenge over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight which is

'Just a Sentiment'

I've used Lexi's Happy Birthday text cut out with nesties. The paper is from the papermania Christmas carol collection, bazzill flowers and a pearl brad from stash.
Also made an attempt at sewing with my mini sewing machine, went better than expected but still need more practice!!

We are sponsored by Letraset this time so there are some promarkers up for grabs!!
Hope you can come over and join us!!

A few challenges for this one!!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Lace it up
Crafty ribbons - ribbons and lace
The Crafty Pad - Monochromatic
Charisma cardz - In stitches

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Just fixing dinner.....



Morning Folks!
No doubt you can guess that the new theme for this fortnight over at Here Come the Boys is


so prepare to scare us!!

I've used an image from Dustin Pike for my card, I love his drawings, they are always fun!!
I've coloured Winnie the Witch (she seems like a Winnie to me!!) using promarkers and added some stickles to the stewpot to get the feeling of 'Eye of newt' and 'skin of toad' - yum bet that smells appetizing!!

The stripey backing paper is an antique piece of Doodlebug paper from my scraps box and the little spider is from a Jolee's Sticker pack that I bought yonks ago!! The sentiment is computer generated using a free font download.

We'd love to see all your Halloween projects over at Here Come the Boys (although please remember they are for the men in our lives!!)

This time the challenge is being sponsored by Woo who is offering this fantastic prize:

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

Everybody Art - Halloween
Paper Pretties - Halloween Inspired
Creative Card Crew - Spooky fun
Scrap creations - Halloween
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Fall / Halloween
Card Makin Mamas - Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Photo inspiration
Poodles Parlour- Halloween
Just us girls - Colour our world - Orange, green, purple and black
Craft your Days Away - Halloween colours
Addicted to stamps - Halloween
SSCC - Halloween - used stickles glitter glue & nestabilities
Stamptacular Sunday - You choose
Paper Sundaes - Halloween
& of course
Doodle Dragon Studios - Spooktastic

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Snowman tag

Afternoon Folks!
Whoops red face here, guess who messed up with scheduling this post, the new CRAFT challenge started this morning, I'm just catching up with the rest of the DT now!!

This time we would like you to follow the following recipe:

1 ribbon
2 shapes and
some glitter!!

Simples - yes!!

Here's my take on the recipe, a crimbo shaker tag. The snowman stamp came from ebay many moons ago but I still think he is cute and such a doddle to colour!! The paper is from old xmas stash too - I'm still trying not to buy any more paper at the moment!!

Here's a closer look , the circle shape has been cut with nesties and the tag shape is just a rectangle with rounded corners and used fancy edge scissors for the top.

Hope you can join us at CRAFT this week, we are sponsored by Sassy Studio designs, you could win 4 digi images!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Aud sentiments -Winter Theme
My Mums Craft Shop - Inspired by a song 'Frosty the Snowman'
Hooked on Crafts Challenges - Anything but a card

Edit: I made the top 3 ;-) !!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Well Wishers .....

Hi Folks!
Just wanted to share a really quick card I've made this afternoon using part of a Penny Black stamp called Well Wishers. I masked off the cat with the Birthday cake which is also on this stamp as I just wanted to make a small CAS card. The little guys have been coloured with promarkers, cut out with nesties and mounted on glitter paper. The balloon has had the glossy accent treatment and the sentiment stamp is from LOTV.

Have to say although I love the 'Less is More' idea I do struggle with it!! I'm thinking this is perhaps a bit plain and debating about ribbon and bling!!!!

Anyhow I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Let's INK it up : Think Pink
Inky Impressions - Monochrome & Breast Cancer support
My Mums Craft Shop - All creatures great and small
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
& Forever Friends - Use a sentiment

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Little Santa Hat

Afternoon Folks!!
Can you believe that this cute little chap has been coloured since last weekend but it has been a bit of a non productive week here and he has only just made it on to a card!! Still on a positive note, I think I am still in time for the Christmas Sparkle challenge over at House Mouse and Friends !!

The photos aren't great but I hope you can see his little hat has had doodlebug white crushed velvet and glamour dust added, along with glitter around the edge of the image and lots of blingy red pearls - an ebay bargain :-)

I was struggling a bit for inspiration this morning until I found a fab sketch over at The Sweet Stop, I've turned it around a bit so I hope it's still OK?? The papers are a combination of Forever Friends and Henbury Lane from last year, I keep telling myself I DO NOT need to buy more papers for xmas but it is sooo tempting!!!

I can't resist entering the following challenges as well:

Sparkle Christmas Challenge - Inspired by a song: Here Comes Santa Claus
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes with ribbon
Pretty little ribbon shop - Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp challenges - Sparkle and Bling
My Mums Craft shop - All creatures great & small
Bah Humbug - Glitz and glitter
Secret Crafter Saturday - Anything goes with sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenges - Anything goes
CES Challenge - Seeing red
& Papertake Weekly - Anything goes

Edit : Lucky winner at

Sparkles Winners Badge

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Bright little mouse

Here's my card for the new challenge over at CRAFT this week, where we would like to see all your


so have a dig through your stash and find some 'loud' papers and come on over to join us. You could win a great Meljens digi prize!!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Take it easy .....

Morning Folks!

As I am sure many of you know, October is Brest Cancer Awareness month, so our new challenge at Lexis's Creations is


I have kept my card very simple this time. The image is Cozy Cuddles bear from Lexi's shop Fairy Dust Crafts who are also sponsoring the challenge!!

Lexi's shop

I've coloured the image with promarkers, cut it out with square nesties, added a pink mount and stamped on the 'Take it Easy' sentiment which is from LOTV.

Hope you can join us this time!

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

Paperplay - White plus one other colour
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Crackers
Just Tracys - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Think Pink
Incy Wincy - Think Pink

& I'd also like to join the Link Up for Pink Party too!!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Hot VW Beetle

Happy Sunday everyone!!
I'm enjoying this hot weather aren't you?? Hoping it lasts a bit longer!!

Talking of hot, here's my card for 'WHEELY NICE', our new challenge at Here Come the Boys:

I've coloured this fantastic digi from Squidgi Digi with promarkers. The paper is really old, think it's from a big Dovecraft pad - does anyone recognise it??

I added a bit of Glossy Accents to the eyes, distressed and inked the edges of the images and added a few card candi to finish off:

The very appropriate digi sentiment was from the lovely Lynn over at Crafts 4 you
Thanks so much Lynn - it's perfect xxx!!

I hope you can join us at HCTB this fortnight!!
We also have a great flexmarker prize for you from Ewe 2 can Craft, and there is a special 5% discount code for our followers for the duration of the challenge too!! Just use the code Flex 5 at the checkout!!
I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Planes, trains and automobiles
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Distressing
One stop challenges - Just for men
ABC Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - One for the boys
Crafts for Eternity - Anything goes
Pennys Papercrafting - Anything goes
Critter Sketch - Anything goes
OSAAT - Use a digi