Friday 30 April 2010

Pollycraft Surprise Candy

Well you've gotta be in it to win it so here goes! Fingers crossed

Now then...I havent forgotten I said I'd do something for reaching 750followers... so I'm running a little candy draw...

I'm going to give away 5 Prizes to 5 random commentors...
The prize is a secret.....

Hmmmm... sorry I know its naughty, but FUN right!!??
What I will say is each prize is the same, is digital and is worth over £10...
Even my DT havent seen it yet...
I will leave the draw open until Fri 30th 10pm UK time

all you've got to do is spread the word in either a post or in your sidebar
and leave me a link to your blog with mr linky...

Good luck everyone. xx

Thursday 29 April 2010

Crafty Sentiments # 15 & Pollycraft Monday Challenge #41

Another card today! This one is for the Crafty Sentiments Challenge which is a sketch with the inspiration of flowers somewhere on your project and it is also for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge which is make your own flowers. My papers are from Me & My Big Ideas with coredinations cs, the image is Ian which Sammi very kindly sent me, coloured with ..... Copics! lol, the sentiment is from Pollycraft and for my flowers I have used my sizzlits buttons die and thin cuts daisy die and an oval nestie. TFL

Sketch Saturday #100 & SCSC #80 Distressing

Made this card this afternoon to cover 2 challenges, the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which this week is distressing. I have embossed and sanded my coredinations cs and inked the edges of the glitter card from the DCWV Glitter Stack and the image, the image is from the Dressy Anya collection coloured with copics and a tiny bit of sakura stardust, the other elements are Papermania and from the capsule collection - Heather (except the yellow brad) The buttons are actually polka dotted on the other side but that didnt really work so flipped them instead. TFL now back to crafting!lol

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Friday Sketchers # 99

For the sketch this week over at Friday Sketchers I have used an Anya stamp from the Sun,Rain & shine set and its the first time I've inked her up, she is of course coloured with copics with the addition of some sakura glaze for sunglasses and flipflops, papers are from Me & My Big Ideas, prima e line flowers and some card candy, the sentiment stamp is a Daisy & Dandelion. Thats all from me for tonight as I've got an early shift tomorrow followed by a meeting so home in time for tea! Night all and thanks for stopping by. x

Copic Colour Challenge # 61, CCT #109 and Dotties World Textures galore

Ok I made a card which fits with 3 challenges, Copic Colour Challenge which is YG00, RV13 and V91 and guess what I had all 3! thanks to my wonderful sister (otherwise I would not have had any of them this week! lol), Cute Card Thursday is a sketch and over at Dotties World Adele asked us for lots of texture so I have shiny background paper (2008 flower fairies calendar!) ribbon, embossing on the mat and both butterflies and the flower which has been coloured with copics. The image is from the Sugar & Spice collection available at Charmed Cards & Crafts and this is the collection I chose for winning Adeles Birthday blog candy, My charmed downloads collection is again complete! TFL

Sunday 25 April 2010

Stamp Something - Charmed Something

Well time for another altered picture frame for a friend of Ria's and yes her birthday is tomorrow! I have used some more glittered paper for the background from the DCWV glitter stack, the sentiment is a SeeD stamp stamped using Stazon onto the glass, the 'B' has been cut on the xyron pcm using the embellishment shapes + font book, flowers are from my stash and the charm is an old earring of butterflies. This is for the challenge this week over at Stamp Something which is Charmed Something. TFL

PTW Sketch #39 ; Anya Ink #2 pink & sparkly & SFOS #100 Happy Birthday

This card is for the Papertake Weekly challenge which is a sketch, Spoon Full Of Sugar which is Happy Birthday and Anya Ink which is Pink & Sparkly. This took me a while because I knew what image I wanted (coloured with copics & sakura stardust) and I knew I wanted to use the pink sparkly patterned paper (DCWV glitter stack) but then I spent ages trying to find other suitable papers and elements but I got there in the end. The gingham paper is from the internet the cs is coredinations which I have then embossed with a paisly pattern, the ribbon and flowers are from my stash and the leaves have been cut from some green corrugated paper that I have had for years I also went round the edge of the sentiment with glitz it glitter glue for even more sparkle. TFL

Saturday 24 April 2010

Dotties World - Pocket It

When I saw the challenge this week over at Dotties World where Louise had said ... This week I'd like you to fill your pockets! :) In other words include a pocket in your creation, I don't mind what you put in it as long as the pocket is there....if you are sending it to me £10 notes work well :D. Dont forget Dottie's World challenges MUST include a Charmed download! ... I knew exactly what type of pocket I wanted to do! I remembered quite sometime ago making a herringbone card following Louise's video tutorial which you can find here so I made another one. My papers are from the Wonderful Winter glittered collection from MME and I used Shop til you Drop Dottie. This card is for my sister and I have put a next card in the big pocket. Image coloured with copics - what else!lol and ribbon from my stash which I think is American Crafts. TFL

Friday 23 April 2010

Crafty Sentiments # 14

This card is for the challenge over at Crafty Sentiments which this week is a sketch and the inspiration is to use your favourite elements. Well at the moment my favourite element is the cute card candy that I got recently, the papers are Blueberry Hill from the signature range by Papermania, cs is coredinations and the image was very kindly stamped for me by Sammi and I have coloured her with copics and used my scalloped and plain circle nesties, I'm really glad I got the plain circle recently

Thursday 22 April 2010

Birthday Blog Candy over at Mess2Magic

Did you know that Lisa over at Mess 2 Magic is celebrating her birthday (which was actually yesterday) with some fab candy which is being drawn on Sunday 25th so pop over there and check it out it looks like really scrummy candy to me! (I'm keeping my fingers crossed!)

Photo frame

When I got home from work yesterday 2 hours later than I should have Ria told me she would like a present for friends at school who were twins and their birthday was tomorrow (today!) I was already very tired but toddled off to slimming world then on my return home set to. We have already altered small frames for some of her other friends which have always been well received so that was the plan again. Now these girls call themselves the Hagen das girls as their name is Hegenbarth and Ria wanted to use this on the frame so we put their name on cut from purple coredinations shiny card using sizzix tag alpha then added a tag to the frame which was actually a self adhesive flower fairies tag but I used the self adhesive side to add the phrase 'sweeter than ice cream' (Rias idea) and then covered it with glamour dust then added a couple of y prima flowers and a brad to tie in with the background paper which is from the DCWV glitter stack which is on the inside. The idea is for the girls to add their own photos. Apparently they were really pleased with it I was just really pleased to get to bed last night! or should I say this morning!!! lol


Sorry for shouting but I am excited! I had a wonderful surprise parcel arrive on Tuesday and it had no note with it and when I opened it I could hardly believe my eyes a set of 72 copic ciao pens - totally awesome. Now I hadnt entered any comps that I could remember so that really narrowed it down. Adrian was home at the time as we were getting stuff down from the loft and he said well if you dont know who its from you cant use them! they might not be for you! Like I would be able to not use them! lol So I sent a text to my mum thinking she must have been my mystery giver but no it wasnt and whilst sending her another text I received a call from my wonderful sister saying 'they've arrived then!' apparently she was fed up reading my blog and seeing that I didnt have the right colours for challenges so she thought she's help me out! You gotta love this girl, I certainly do especially as she spent 2 days researching them to ensure she got the right ones and looking at what colours I had by backtracking my blog to make sure she got the right set in order not to have too many duplicates (my sister is not a crafter but she has always been very thorough in everything she does) So now I have loads of great copics to play with and after tomorrow I have the whole weekend off which I am so looking forward to as its been a heavy few days at work this week.

Sunday 18 April 2010

PollyCraft Monday Challenge # 39 & Sketch and Stash # 33

for this card I combined 2 challenges Pollycraft Monday challenge which was to use Pink & Brown plus either yellow or green - I chose green and the Sketch and Stash challenge and I have used my new MME Wild Asparagus papers, new freebie image from Pollycraft Designs - Fearn and new card candy. The image is coloured with copics and some sakura stardust, used my new nestie to cut and emboss the inner circle and the ribbon is from my stash also used a scrap of the paper to build a brad oh and nearly forgot the prima flowers! TFL

Saturday 17 April 2010

Dotties World - Play with these colours

Over at Dotties World this week Gunn asked us to play with these colors of my choice: Green, Pink and Turqoise. So while I was busy stroking my new stash I realised that some of my new papers from the Me & MY Big Ideas pad would work for the challenge and as soon as I saw these papers I knew exactly which image I wanted to use, Holly on the beach from the Holly & Madison World Tour, I coloured her using copic with a tiny touch of sakura pens, cs is coredinations, flowers are my new Prima e line and I also managed to use a card candy and some little gems. It was nice to make a card again after having a week of not being able to but I did enjoy doing my digi scrapbooking too but more importantly I had a great week off with my mum! TFL

New goodies

Well I'm now safely back home after spending a lovely week at my mum and dads and tomorrow its back to work but just thought I'd get a couple of posts in before that! This is the new crafting goodies I got while I was away and they include Me & My Big Ideas paper pad, MME Wild Asparagus paper pack, DCWV Glitter Stack (Sammi had sent me some of these in the past and I loved them but didnt know who they were by so when I saw them in the Range I just HAD to have! I love all the different designs), Tonic Studis punch, card candy, prima e line flowers, some Nestabilities and a Quickie Glue pen. Now I look forward to using it all!

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Another digi lo

and not even for a challenge! Today we went to Hastings to the Blue Reef Aquarium and when we had finished there we took a stroll and then took a ride on the East Hill Lift. It is an amazing accomplishment considering it was first opened in 1902

Monday 12 April 2010

PaperTake Weekly Sketch #38

I used the sketch from PaperTake Weekly this week to make another digi lo. The papers are from a digi collab kit by Vicki aka A Work In Progress & Sara aka Sweet Blossom Designs and also from Primary Grunge by Vicki. The shell elements I made myself! (took me all night yesterday! I'm sure it will get quicker with practice!lol The picture I took yesterday over on the Isle of Sheppy and although it was a sunny day it was very windy and VERY cold with the wind coming in off the sea but it was worth it I'm quite happy with the photos I took and hope to do some more lo's with them in the future. TFL Been craft shopping again today and got a few more new bits and tomorrow we are back over to Sheppy for some dog walking and a picnic so hopefully more photo opportunities.

Saturday 10 April 2010

Dotties World - Butterflies

This week at Dotties World the challenge was set by Nicole who said ... This week I would LOVE to see at least two butterfly embellishments....patterned paper with butterflies won't do!! :o).....the butterflies must be 3D :o) and of course you must include a Charmed download! Well I'm not at home at the moment so dont have access to all my crafty bits for card making so I decided to make a digi scrapbook page. The papers are Shabby Princess - Dinner Party and I used the cookie cutter in PSE5 to cut the flower, leaves and butterflies then I played around with layer styles to finish off the butterflies. My charmed download is actually the sentiment which is from Pixies set 1 available from Charmed Cards & Crafts. TFL,

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Copic Colour Challenge # 58 & Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

This card is for 2 challenges the Copic Colour Challenge which asked us to use R17, Y13 & YG21 and guess what I didnt have any of them! lol so instead I used YG23, Y15 & RV34 so I kinda kept to the colour scale! The other challenge is the Pollycraft Monday Challenge which is Anything Goes which is to celebrate the fact that they are now going to be challenging us weekly instead of fortnightly! The image is a Pollycraft Design Friday Freebie and he is such a cutie and I added diamond glaze to the icing on the cake. The paper is Doodlebug but I dont know what its called it was a piece I had left over and it is flocked on the pink flowers, the fibre is some I have had for ages and keep forgetting about but since sorting my craft stuff I have put somewhere more accessible! lol And did you know that Pollycraft Monday Challenge is now going to be weekly instead of fortnightly - way to go!

Monday 5 April 2010

A 3 in 1 card

Time to catch up with a few challenges so here goes: this card is for My Time To Craft - New Baby, Papertake Weekly - Open theme and Friday Sketchers #96 The papers are all from a digi kit by Raspberry Road Designs called Vintage Doll, I inked the edges of all the different pieces, the organza ribbon is from my stash the 'baby' stickers are by Pebbles Ink and I have had them for years and its the first time I've used any of them! and the gold metal pram topper is by Impex again had it for years, had 2 gold and 2 silver and this is the last one. Cant believe I've used 5 different pieces of patterned paper! lol I used to struggle (and still do sometimes) to use 2 let alone 5! lol

Saturday 3 April 2010

Adeles Birthday Candy

Ooops how bad am I have been meaning to do this for the past 4 weeks and suddenly realised as I was finishing my card for Dotties World tonight that I still hadnt got round to mentioning the fabulous birthday candy that Adele has to offer over on her blog here is what she says ... Here we go ladies, as promised here are the details of my Birthday Blog Candy.

Karen of Charmed Cards and Crafts has kindly offered to give away not one, but two Charmed Digital Download collections . Rather than give two collections to one winner I have decided to let two winners each chose one download bundle of their choice !
There are of course some rules to follow too but go check it out if you are a regular follower of Adele or Dotties World you will know what a fab prize this is. Well good luck everyone. x

Dotties World - Paper Roses

Adele set the challenge this week over at Dotties World and she said ... Paper Roses...............

or daffs, or get the picture? BUT I don't want to see any pre-made flowers please - only die cuts, punched flowers or any flower/s you have made from scratch on your creations this week please. The only other limitation is that aCharmed Download MUST be used....but that is no limitation at all is it, there is so much to choose from! LOL Well I found my image Pretty Dottie from the front to back collection which I coloured with copics then I added my own handmade ribbon flower (I know its not paper but I did make it so hope it counts!lol) Background paper is papermania and the sentiment is one I have had for ages, regretted buying them after I got them home but like it on this card so maybe there is a place on my cards for them! Now I am also putting this card up for Adeles birthday candy so do pop over to her blog and see what it is all about. I've been meaning to link to this for the past 4 weeks!

Friday 2 April 2010

Club Anya & Friends Saturday Sketch #12

There is a lovely sketch over at Club Anya & Friends this week and I very nearly didnt get a card made! In fact my crafting has been a bit awol recently but hopefully thats about to change again. I have been feeling somewhat stressed but promised myself I would not bore you all with the details, suffise it to say I think its getting better and I have a week with my mum & dad to look forward to in a weeks time too! Well on to my card I turned the sketch around and I have used a digi that I won from TGF blog in their weekly digi giveaway. Hope this image is ok to use for the challenge it is 'Sleepy Foxgirl' and she is just so sweet. I have coloured her with copics, the paper is a digi from Raspberry Road but cant remeber which kit the oval frame is cut from mount board with a sissix die and then coloured with a copic and all the other bits are from my stash + a few little punched butterflies the sentiment is by hand, not so sure that was a good idea but didnt have anything else that worked!lol TFL

Thursday 1 April 2010

Check it out!

Pollycraft Designs have some new realease coming out on the 5th April, the set is called 'Critters & Cogs' and they are having some preview days with chances to win, so pop here and find out all about it.