Friday 30 October 2009

Dotties World Challenge - Childs Play

Wow what a challenge Louise set us this week over at Dotties World ... "This week on Dottie's World I want to see you setting free the child in you. Make a card or something else for a child (using a Charmed Download please) . Let your imagination run wild!" Well after lots of thought I settled on using a new template I bought at the show in September. All images are from the Bumper Christmas Collection available from Charmed Cards & Crafts, some are pre coloured and some I have coloured with copics. I think next time I will do things a bit differently but this was a first for me. The angel Dottie is attached with acetate so that she appears to be flying! lol. TFL I enjoyed this challenge.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #55 Orange + 1 other

Well I thought long and hard about this challenge set by SCSC this week. I dont use orange that often and wasnt sure what to put with it but decided to start off by stamping the Build a Poppy image from papermania on some orange coredinations cs which I layered up with a few foam pads and finished it off with a jewel brad from my stash. (I know traditionally the poppy should be red but I couldnt resist trying it out and I quite like it in the orange) Well once I'd got that far I just needed to find another colour so out came some more of my My Minds Eye - Bloom & Grow which I layered onto another piece of the orange cs then I punched some butterflies in the corner using a Tonic Studio punch and finished it off with a peeloff that I coloured green. The layout of the card is last weeks sketch from SFOS (I completed that one and really liked the sketch!). Hope you like it (I think I do! lol) TFL x

Thursday 29 October 2009

Sketch Saturday # 74 & CCT # 84

This card is for 2 great challenges over at Sketch Saturday and CCT which this week is 'Midnight Margaritas' I have used the image of Madison going to the ball from Charmed Cards & Crafts which is part of the Holly & Madison digi downloadable images, I coloured her with copics and then paperpieced her dress using paper from Dovecraft Designer paper pack by Kate Knight called A HInt of Pink which is what the background paper is from too. The black wooden flowers were a £1 in my lcs andthe gems, ribbonsand pink flower are all from my stash. I'm pleased with the way this one turned out. TFL

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Friday Sketchers # 75

Another great sketch over at Friday Sketchers - I do enjoy sketches! Papers are My MInds Eye Wonderful Winter glittered papers, the image is from the Daisy and Dandelion range which I have heat embossed then coloured with copics added some glitzit glitter glue and some polar white flower soft the ribbon, gems, leaves and brad are all from my stash. TFL now I had better get myself sorted out for work as I have to attend a meeting before actually going to work! bye for now. xx

Sunday 25 October 2009

Anya Ink Challenge #4 A Recipe

Well already its week 4 over at Anya Ink and I'm lovin' their challenges so far although this weeks I found a little bit harder but once I'd worked out what I wanted to use it came together quite well. The recipe was: 2 different ribbons, any number of circles and staples. The staples were the hardest part as they are not something I tend to think of using. Anyway the image is Miss Anya from the 'dressy' set coloured with copics then mounted onto card cut with a scalloped nestie and then mounted on another piece of card. These pieces of card came with a little scrapbook kit from a cheapy shop and I hadnt got round to using any of it til now! The ribbon is from my stash and the are fastened to the card with pink staples and then some silver peeloffs added. Thanks for a great challenge and TFL

Cute Card Thursday #82 Candy Corns

Great challenge this week over at CCT but I didnt have anything candy/sweet themed til I remembered that this rabbit from the Daisy & Dandelion range is called 'Candyfloss'! and then I found these papers deep in my scraps drawers which I felt were quite candy like. I heat embossed Candyfloss with a copper powder and then coloured her in with copics, the brads, ribbon and flowers are from my stash. TFL

Saturday 24 October 2009

PTW - sketch #26 & MTTC Halloween Colours

Well I combined the challenges from Papertake Weekly and MTTC this week and used my other new stamp that I won by dreams2stamp, this time it is Annelie Witch, coloured with copics and raised up on foam pads, background papers are some shiny textured stuff that I got ages ago when I was doing a fantasy circle journal (reminded me of dragon skin) and a piece I had left over from a card I did the other day which is from a digi kit by Raspberry Road Designs, cs is coredinations which has been embossed with a tree for texture, ribbon is American Crafts and the gems are from my stash.

Friday 23 October 2009

Another Christmas Card

... Sorry mum but its getting to that time of the year! I made this card tonight using a lovely Miss Anya image coloured with copics and some glitz it glitter glue, the holly in the corner is an xcut punch with glitz it glitter glue added, the papers are papermania and the button is from my stash. A card made and not even for a challenge! TFL

Any Twilight fans out there?

Well Ria and all her mates are huge Twilight fans and over at Scrap That Idea one of the designers Sara of Sweet Blossom Designs has designed a Twilight Kit and has also made some addons to the kit which are available as a freebie so I just had to grab them and then they set a challenge to make a digital layout about Twilight with a prize of $10 gift certificate to Saras store so had to give it a go. The lo is basically about Ria and her friends who 'live' and love Twilight and now I have started reading the books too! TFL

Thursday 22 October 2009

Anya Ink & Spoon Full of Sugar challenges

This week the challenge over at Anya Ink was Stitching real or faux - mine is faux (but I really must pluck up the courage to do some real stitching soon!) and I combined this challenge with the sketch over at Spoon Full Of Sugar which is a great sketch definately one to use again. The papers are My Minds Eye - Wonderful Winter glittered papers. Image coloured with copics and I added glamour dust to the fluffy bits, also inked the edges using a sponge dauber which I hadnt tried before but had seen done, I like the effect - softer than the ink pad on its own. Ok thats another christmas card done!lol TFL

Wednesday 21 October 2009

By chance a 3 in 1 card!

Originally this card set out to be for 2 challenges but actually I managed 3! Dotties World where the challenge was Autumn colours and gold, Sketch Saturday #74 and Stamp Something - Bling! I have used Holly in Bavaria (a pre coloured version) paper is K&Co K-ology Hannah (should have been a digi paper but I ran out of ink while printing it! mind you I like this paper) coredinations cs, cuttlebug script embossing folder, scallops and ribbon Hello Kitty decorative strips by sizzix, gold peeloffs and red gems. TFL and it only took me 1 hour (which is good for me!lol)

Friday Sketchers # 74

Well today I had a lovely little parcel arrive which contained the 2 stamps I won over at Friday Sketchers a couple of weeks ago so what better time to use 1 of them than straight away for this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers! The image is Annelie with goose and is from 'dreams2stamp' (I also won Annelie witch) coloured with copics and wc pencils. The papers are all My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow and I added some embroidery thread and a bit of an old earring, I even hand cut (not fantastically I might add!lol) a flower and stem from a sheet of the paper. TFL

Sunday 18 October 2009

3 in 1

I'm on a roll tonight, this time I have combined 3 challenges in the one card, the Sketch & Stash challenge #21 my new item is the mirriboard, ABC - F is for Flying - the plane and SCSC was to dig deep and use an old stamp or image, well I dug deep and found my Joanna Sheen Victorian Birthday CD which I havent used for absolutely ages but I remembered the plane image, the papers are from the cd too and the blue cs has been put thru bigh shot with cuttlebug embossing folder the ribbon is a freebie from many moons ago so long I dont remember where it came from! TFL

MTTC #81 Quick & Cute

Couldnt resist having a go at making a quick & cute card for the challenge over at MTTC this week, mine always take me ages and I have managed to complete the card in just under the hour (that does include colouring and choosing my papers then finding them as they are digital ones!) But that is quick for me! lol Anyway the papers are 'Lilys Garden' by A Work In Progress aka Vicki (theres a link to her blog in my sidebar), the image is Miss Anya from the MIss Anya Dressy collection coloured with copics and a touch of sakura bling, the ribbon is American Crafts and was part of my prize from Dotties World when we celebrated Dotties first birthday and I added a little bow to Miss Anyas hat from my stash. Looking at it now I cant see why it took me so long! lol TFL

Saturday 17 October 2009

3 challenges in 1 project

Well I managed to complete 3 challenges in 1 project today they are all Halloween based challenges and they are for Dotties World, Paper Take Weekly adn Cute Card Thursday. My original plan for my Dotties World challenge just did not work this week so I only just manasged to complete this and take the pics before I went to work this afternoon for my Late shift and now I'm quickly posting before I go to sleep coz I'm on the early tomorrow and I am actually typing this in bed and keeping my fingers crossed that I've got enough battery power left to succeed!lol Anyway I have made a hanging Halloween ornament that I will be hanging in the porch for when all the kids come trick or treating, the images are all from the Dottie & George Halloween collection available at Charmed Cards & Crafts, the tags are cut using my Big Shot and the backs of the tags have 'happy halloween' paper and spider web paper which I forgot to take a pic of coz I was in such a hurry! the funky fibre is from my stash. TFL

Friday 16 October 2009


Why is it when I want to try something different it never seems to work out. Been putting together my latest piece for the Dotties World Challenge and it just hasn't worked like I wanted it to and I'm soooooo annoyed now I've only got tomorrow morning to come up with an alternative! :(
On a brighter note though, I have started a digi photography and image manipulation course for beginners and already have learnt some interesting stuff and the great thing is its working with Photoshop Elements which is the programme I use. So just because I can here are a couple of the images I have done so far. These have been acheived by using the colour controls within the levels area. Oh and the one of the twins bouncing on the trampoline is using the clone stamp (always wondered how that worked and now I know!) There could only ever be 1 Ria! lol

Monday 12 October 2009

3 challenges in 1 card

This card is for the challenges over at PaperTake Weekly - Sketch #25, MTTC - Purrfect Pets and Cute Card Thursday - #81 So Charming. The image is Christmas Lady Pusskins from the Charming Christmas collection and the gift stack from the Bumper Christmas collection both available over at Charmed Cards & Crafts (both are pre-coloured and I added some frosted lace stickles to the fur on the hat and scarf), the papers are My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter glittered papers, the ribbon and charm are from my stash and I cut the ribbon slider with my Xyron personal cutting system. TFL only just got this done in time as I have to get ready for work, back soon I hope.

Sunday 11 October 2009

Anya Ink Challenge #2 Printed Paper (DSP) & SCSC #53 - Autumn colours

2 challenges completed today - Anya Inks second challenge which is printed paper, mine are digi papers from the Harvest Spice kit by Shabby Princess and I've used 2 Miss Anya images and some travel scrabble letter tiles and the colours are autumnal which is the challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. The whole thing is a homework chart for Ria so that she can keep tabs on what she has to do and when for (makes it easier for me to check too! lol)

Thursday 8 October 2009

Another bookmark

Well Ria loved her bookmark so much she wanted another one so being a dutiful mum! lol I made another one tonight but with a different Anya and different papers. The papers this time are from a funky digi kit freebie called Flower Child by Staceys Scraps and the Image is from Miss Anya Dressy, coloured with copics and then its been laminated. TFL

Anya Ink Challenge #1 Pink & Brown

Did you know there is a new challenge blog on the block? Well there is and it celebrates the lovely The Greetings Farm range of stamps and is called Anya Ink. (thanks Sammi wouldnt have known about it if you hadn't of said on your blog x) Well Ria has fallen in love with the Miss Anya stamps after I received some printed images so she was lucky enough to receive some for her birthday recently. Now the challenge this week is a colour one and it is to use Pink & Brown (and maybe white or cream if needed) I love this colour combo and Ria has been pestering me for ages to make her a book mark so tonight I did just that and here is the result. Papers are MM cosmopoliton and the image is Miss Anya from the Miss Anya Dressy collection coloured in with copics. I have also laminated the book mark to make it harder wearing which is why there is some glare in the picture. Right now to go and slip it inside her copy of 'Twilight'. TFL

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Dotties World Challenge - Going Round in Circles

For the challenge over at Dotties World this week Adele said ... Going round in circles!
Use this for inspiration in any way you like, circles on you papers, card shape, apertures, whatever takes your fancy but make sure you include a Charmed Download! So I used some more of my scrummy My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter glittered papers and my scalloped nestie circles and to this raised on foam pads I added the gorgeous Christmas Pixie (pre coloured) and to her I added some Polar White flower soft for the fur trim and some frosted lace Stickles on her wings, I'm really pleased with the effect the flower soft gives, think I'll be using a bit of that this christmas! lol. Gosh I just realised its only Wednesday and I've completed Dotties World challenge that has to be a record for me!lol TFL

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #20 & Spoon Full of Sugar - Halloween

I've combined another 2 challenges tonight. The sketch from Sketch & Stash #20 and this weeks challenge at Spoon Full of Sugar is Halloween so here goes ... The image is my new one from the Daisy & Dandelion range and this time its Pumpkin all dressed up for halloween, the embossing is my new folder of a tree, the paper is from a digi kit by Raspberry Road Designs, ribbon and flower are from my stash. TFL

Sunday 4 October 2009

Friday Sketchers #72 & SCSC #52 Celebration

Ok a 2 in 1 card from me today, Friday Sketchers and SCSC, but I'm not too sure about it, its a bit busy pattern wise but hopefully it will grow on me. Anyway the gorgeous papers (I do like them just not sure I should have used all of them!lol) are a gift from one of my blogging pals - thank you Sammi, the ribbon, tag, brad and curly bits are all from my stash and I used some orange coredinations and my new daisy embossing folder, the image was all sent to me and she has been coloured in using copics. TFL. It was Ria's 13th birthday today so have been a little busy but she had a great day and got some great 'Twilight' stuff which she is thrilled about, some makeup (yes she is just starting to discover makeup!lol), plenty of money, 2 sets of Miss Anya stamps (yippee I get to use them too!lol) and a very bright (dayglo) yellow hoodie which she chose and adores, nearly blinded me when she came out of the shop!lol - I will definately post a pic of that one! Anyway am now shattered so off to bed, hope everyone has had a great weekend, take care. xx

Friday 2 October 2009

3 challenges in 1 card

Ok 3 challenges in 1 card, usually I can manage 2 but this time I got 3! They are ABC challenge E is for embossing and I embossed the piece of coredinations whitewash card and then sanded it slightly, SCSC is Animal Antics hence the bear - Squeak from Daisy & Dandelion coloured with copics and some Glitz It glitter glue added for the paint and finally the sketch is from this weeks sketch at Sketch Saturday, paper is K-Ology Adison, ribbon, gems and peeloffs from my stash. TFL

Dotties World Challenge - Charmed I'm Sure

Fabulous challenge over at Dotties World this week by June which goes like this ... Well since I'm new on the Dotties World design team, and buy my digi downloads from Charmed Cards and Crafts, it just seemed right to have a charm incorporated into the card....soooooo, this week's challenge is "Charmed I'm sure", and I would love to see a charm, or charms incorporated into your card. Of course you need to use a charmed digi dowload, and if you enter for the next four weeks you may just win something nice!!... go on have a play, I can't wait to see all of your dangly bits!!! I love challenges like this coz I tend to forget I've got charms! and this week I really wanted to use some of my new Christmas paper which is In My Minds Eye - Wonderful Winter glittered papers ( I just fell in love with these when I saw them in the range and they are now well stroked so its time to get on and use them!lol) After looking thru and seeing the text paper it just had to be George as Father Christmas in his sleigh from the bumnper Christmas Collection. I used the pre-coloured image and then added some stickles to his fluffy bits and then some sakura glitter pens on other sections so when this card catches the light it really is quite dazzling! lol Added brad some ribbon and the star and 'happy holiday' charm are from my stash and the fancy edge is done with one of my new Tonic Studios punches. I added 2 pics one with the flash to give you idea of how glittery it does look! TFL