Thursday, 29 August 2013

Butterfly catching

Afternoon Folks!
Hope everyone is well! I've been trying to get back into the swing of card making after spending quite a lot of the summer away from my crafty stash!! I've caught up with my DT commitments which I can't show you yet, but today I've made a quick card which I can share:
I've been rooting through my old stash again and decided this topper from LOTV would look fun teamed up with my new memory box butterflies - love making these: 
I used this sketch from Sketch N stash as my inspiration although I did move the butterfly on the RHS up a bit as it looked wrong on the ground!!
The backing paper is an antique piece from Daisy D's and the sentiment is from Craftwork cards! I'm trying hard not to crumble and buy more papers before Christmas ..... wish me luck!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Lili's little fairies - No flowers
Delightful challenges - Make the cut
Dutch dare - Birthday Wishes
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment
Anything goes - In the garden + Butterflies

Lucky winner at Lili's Little fairies


Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Lazy Summer Days

Morning , oops, 
Afternoon Folks!!
I'm back from a week away visiting family and looking forward to spending some of the bank holiday weekend in my craft room! The weather is a little brighter today here in Hampshire, let's hope it continues to improve because the new challenge over at Here Come the Boys this fortnight is:

Here's my card, using a Crafter's Companion stamp:

Love these cute bears, they are so fun to colour and doesn't he look relaxed, that's my kind of gardening!!

The papers are a mixture of Forever friends, scraps and card from the paper mill shop. The MB lavish branch die was whizzed through the cuttlebug and the charm and twine are from my stash!!

Our sponsor is
Doctor Digi
who is offering the winner a digi of their choice.
We can't wait to see your creations at Here Come the Boys but don't forget your creation must be for a boy or man - NO girly cards!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
2 sisters challenge - Square cards
A gem of a challenge - Anything with a B (has to be a bear!!)
Dutch Dare - animal antics
Divas by design - Use twine
Penny's paper crafty - Dies and punches
Crafty Cardmakers - Fun in the sun
Cutie Pie challenge - Anything goes
My Mums craft shop - Summer sun
Penny Black and more - In the garden


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Garden Swing

Morning Folks!
My goodness August is whizzing past and it's already time for my second post for Ready Teddy go!
This month our new challenge is 
along with a bear of course!!
I've made a tent card using a very sweet LOTV image which has been cut out and mounted on acetate to make her a bit sturdier. The aperture was cut with a nestie, the other dies are all memory box, except for the Itty Bitty banners Stampin Up die which goes with the sentiment. The papers are a mixture of First edition and a digi paper from Bearly Mine I think (?) 
The roses are from Wild Orchid crafts,  I had forgotten I'd even got them until I was hunting for the acetate and came across them. A stroke of luck really as they are a good match for the papers!!

Thanks for looking today and for any comments you leave!
You can find all the challenge details on the Ready teddy go blog and there is a great prize from our lovely sponsor:

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
My Mum's craft Shop - Summer sun
Papertake Weekly - Occasion-ally
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and punches
Tuesday throwdown - Pastel rainbow
Paperminutes - Pastel colours
Love to create - colour inspired
My time to craft - Apertures
One stop - Pastel colours
I love promarkers - Summertime
Lili's little fairies - vintage / Shabby Chic


Garden Swing


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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Nautical Squares

Evening Folks!
Well guess who is a bit late with my blog post for the new challenge at Here Come the Boys, I was all set to sort it out last night but my blog had adsense adverts all over the place - not good, especially as I couldn't seem to write a post without them over the top arggghhh!! All sorted now thanks to hubby!!

Anyhow, better late than never - I hope - here's my card for the new HCTB challenge, it's a nice easy one for you this time:
The image is from Crafty Individuals and is coloured with distress inks, bit of a change from my normal promarkers!! The sentiment is by Stampin' Up. Everything else is from my stash, most of it falls into the vintage category as I've been hoarding it so long!
Hope you can join us, we have a great prize from Bugaboo up for grabs!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty individuals - Open challenge
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Creative inspirations - Something old (ribbon, papers and charm) & something new (Sentiment stamp)
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed / Vintage
Paper Pretties - Designer Duos