Sunday 29 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments # 33 Summer Inspiration

Good morning, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, this is going to be a bit of a long post but I have some important news to tell you. 


We have some exciting news to share with you there are some changes being made over at Crafty Sentiments.... the Stamp Team and the Digi Team are joining together to became one team over a Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog!

Please pop by Crafty Sentiments challenge blog today and join us for this weeks "Summer inspiration" challenge.... 'Go on You know You want to!'

As September is approaching we will be changing our challenge day too, to THURSDAYS.  For those of you who follow us over at the digi blog, we hope you will join in with us too! and don't panic the digi blog will become our Tutorial Blog, as we know you all like our fab team's tutorials, so please still pop in as we appreciate your comments.

We also have our own forum over at PCP, we hope you can join us there, and we are sure Pinky will welcome you and there are some fab hints and tips, things you can do with your make-up and use for crafting you won't believe, even nail varnish and eyeshadow......  Sounds exciting huh, well before you go and check that out dont forget about the challenge!


Here is my card for this weeks challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog.  I have used some papermania paper and coredinations cs, the sentiment is TGF stamp, the flowers, button and ribbon are from my stash and at long last I have managed to tie a little bow using my 'bowmaker'! lol.  My image is 'Sitting Amy' (digi version) which I have coloured using my copics and a tiny bit of sakura stardust.  My summer inspiration was to use hot colours hence the orange and pink.  So now come along and join in the fun at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog ~ 'Go on You know You want to!'

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs #56 ~ Buttons & Bows
Your Next Stamp #23 ~ Bright & Bold Summery Colours

Saturday 28 August 2010

Scrap That Idea - Challenge Forum Challenge #3 inanimate objects (no people or animals!)

Here is my digi lo for the 3rd challenge over at the Scrap That Idea Forum.  I have used a freebie kit by Vicki (aka A Work In Progress) called Funky Retro and my photo is of a full moon which I took at the beach when I went with Adrian while he was fishing back at the end of June this year.  Took loads of pics and played around with my camera settings got some really unusual pics too that are quiet abstract if you dont know what you are looking at!  Plan to scrap them in the future too. I made this lo while I was travelling back home on the train yesterday, really made the journey fly by especially as the train was packed.  Ria was happily watching a film on my ipod so went quickly for her too!  Had a great week with my mum and dad ~ Thanks Mum & Dad, love ya!  One of the highlights of the week was a trip to the New London Theatre to see 'War Horse' an amazing piece of theatre if you get the chance go see it you will not be disappointed but I will tell more about it in another post.

There are some outstanding lo's being produced by a very talented bunch of ladies, if you want to check them out visit the gallery over at Scrap That Idea and if you feel like having a go check out the details over at the Scrap That Idea Forum.


Thursday 26 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs Challenge 8 ~ 2 brads and a ribbon 2nd card

This is another card that I made to fit the challenge this week over at Crafty Sentiments Digi Design Blog.  The papers are I think BG Sugared, the image is the cute Toby in a pot available at the Crafty Sentiments Store, I coloured it with copics and added 2 little pink brads to the flower centre and a butterfly punched from the same papers.  I have used pink organza ribbon to make a flower and I used a punched flower pot to put it in.  So why not pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Digi Design blog and check out our challenge.  'Go on You know You want to!'

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pocket Full of Posies #5 ~ Winged Things ~ my butterfly.
PaperTake Weekly ~ Recipe time , 3-2-1 (3 papers, 2 brads, 1 ribbon)
Flutter By Wednesday #119 ~ Open theme as lon as there is a butterfly, fairy or angel
Fab 'n' Funky #37 ~ Sharing recipes 3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image.

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs Challenge 8 ~ 2 brads and a ribbon

Here we are its Thursday and time for the next challenge over at the Crafty Sentiments Digi Designs Blog and this week is a bit of a recipe, we are looking for you to include 2 brads and some ribbon on your project and this week we have a great sponsor ~ Di's Digi Downloads so pop on over to our blog and check out the details of this weeks challenge and prize.  For my project I was lucky to be able to use one of Di's digital images it is called Cousin Carly and I have made a digital card ready toprint out when I get back home from my holiday.
The papers are elements are part of a digi kit called Bad to the Bone by A Work In Progress (aka Vicki) apart from the flowers which come from a digi kit called Black Tie by Staceys Scraps both of these very talented ladies have a store over at Scrap That Idea.  The brads I managed to make myself just butting cutting circles out of purple paper then adding bevels and shadows.  Carly has been coloured digitally and as yet I'm not sure how to add more depth and shading to my digi colouring (big learning curve needed there! lol)
Well you've seen what I have made, hope you like it, dont forget to pop over to see the amazing creations by the rest of the DT and then back to Crafty Sentiments and check out the challenge and play along with us.  'Go on You know You want to'

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weeknd #45 ~ Anything Goes
Papercutz Challenge #55 ~ Anything Goes
Create4Fun #34 ~ Birthday card
Simple Doodles #24 ~ Lets Celebrate
One Stitch At A Time #27 ~Say it with shapes

Sunday 22 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs New Release Day

Yes its time for some more fabulous new digi realeases from the very talented Suzette of Crafty Sentiments, and they are all ready for Christmas. I have used one of the cute snowmen images to add to a digi layout which is already for fa great snowy picture.

So there are 8 new images for you to choose from or you could just spoil yourself and get all 8 from Crafty Sentiments Store.

Dont forget to pop by the rest of the DT's blogs for some more fabulous inspiration using the new images.

As well as the images there are 2 fabulous paper sets available too.  So do go and check it all out.  'Go on You know You want to!'

Friday 20 August 2010

Dotties World - Your Favourite Charmed One

Well this week over at Dotties World Gunn thought she would set us an easy challenge - to use our favourite Charmed Download.  Thats not easy, I love soooo many of these images but I finally did manage to whittle it down and I guess this image of Holly from the World Tour collection really is one of my all time favourites so instead of making a card using her I have made a digi layout using her and a digi kit addon from Raspberry Road Designs.  As a side note I made this today while I was travelling from Dorset to London on the train at the start of my holiday - it made the journey go pretty quickly.  I am planning on printing this out when I get home and hanging it in my craft room for inspiration. 

I would also like to put this in for the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash challenge #42 these are all images and papers that I have had for quite a while.
Stamp Something ~ Something Digi (its all digi)

Sunday 15 August 2010

Elvis is in the Building

I have followed the sketch over at Friday Sketchers this week for this card and I have used Vegas George from the Rock Til You Drop collection availble from Charmed Cards & Crafts, I have coloured him using copics and sakura stardust for some glitz, my background paper is DCWV glitter stack and some green cs which I have embossed with music notes.  Then I have added some orange organza ribbon, some orange Prima e-line flowers and some tiny green buttons.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
A Pocket Full of Posies #4 ~ All That Glitters
Sweet Stampin Challenge #39 ~ use your favourite stamp or image well Vegas George is definately one of my faves
Totally Gorjuss #43 ~ Aqua - Elvis's outfit fits that bill.
Crazy4Challenges #50 ~ Include music on you card (embossed panel) extra points for inclouding Elvis!

Saturday 14 August 2010

Scrap That Idea - Challenge Forum Challenge #2 Animals

This time the challenge over at the Scrap That Idea forum is to scrap animals (not the human ones!) and we have to use one of Vickis kits (thats not hard I have quite a collection of them now! and I love 'em! lol)  So for this challenge I have scrapped a picture of one of Ria's bearded dragons, this one is Indie looking very beautiful and the kit I have used is called Simplicity, which was kinda fitting as I wanted to keep the whole layout quite simple.

I am also entering this into the following:

Friday 13 August 2010

MTTC #102 ~ Farm Fever

Now when I first saw the challenge over at My Time To Craft I knew exactly which image I wanted to use and it is a digi stamp that is part of a freebie kit by Raspberry Road called the Farmhouse Collection and I have had it in my collection of digi kits for quite sometime and I have used the image before (long time ago!) but I knew it was perfect for this challenge.  I have coloured him using copics, my papers are MME Wild Asparagus, flowers are Prima E-line, the little heart charm I have had for a couple of years too and the twine has been in my stash again for quite sometime but I felt it was a good time to use it as none of my ribbon was really working! lol as for the little celebrate wording at the bottom I have no idea where I got that but its been in with my fancy buttons for ages.  I sanded the edges of the papers to give them a bit more of a rustic/vintage feel. 
I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pear Tree Designs #12 ~ Male theme
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #95 ~ Its a Mans World
Whoopsie Daisy August Challenge ~ Blue & Green
Paper Sundaes #30 ~ metal

Thursday 12 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs Challenge 6 ~ Distressing

Gosh can you believe its Thursday again already!  The week has flown by but that does of course mean its challenge time over at Crafty Sentiments Digi Design Blog and this week the theme is 'Distressing' now you really need to pop over to the rest of the DT's blogs and check out all the loveliness they have created to inspire you.  For my card I have used the lovely Pat in Summer and I decided to try a technique that was new to me (although I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who already know all about this one!)  I have printed and coloured Pat using copics and a touch of sakura stardust and then I have applied the 'cracked glass' technique.  I was drawn to this technique because of having to put it in the freezer!  I really couldnt imagine putting any of my craft stuff in the freezer but hey ho I'll try most things once and this is one I'll definately do again, I really like how this works and it is so simple too, another reason for it being a technique for me!lol  For the rest of my card I have use MME Bloom & Grow papers which I have roughed the edges of then inked, I have used Coredinations CS which I have sanded, the inner circle is Coredination Whitewash CS which I first embossed then sanded to get the inner core of blue to show through and I finished off with a layered Bloom & Grow flower with a brad from my stash.
And here is an image to show the cracked glass effect better.  I rubbed some ink into the finished image to highlight the cracks better.  The only thing I did notice while I was doing all the heat embossing is that my clear powder has actually picked up quite a bit of other colours and some glitter along the way! lol!

So what are you waiting for? Pop on over to Crafty Sentiments Digi Design Blog and check out our challenge, there is a prize for the winner of the challenge too.  Come on over and play along with us 'Go on You know You want to!'

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Ann's Challenge #20 ~ Lazy, hazy days of summer
One Stop Craft Challenge #92 ~Summer fun
Bee Crafty #35 ~ All about the Image - I concentrated on the image by using the cracked glass technique

Monday 9 August 2010

Dotties World ~ Frame It

This week over at Dotties World we have been asked to include a frame and some dots along with our Charmed Download.  After looking thru all my downloads I settled for WaterLily Pixie and coloured her with copics and added some glitter and stardust pens, my frame is made from chipboard covered with some green paper andthen cut using a sizzix scallop frame die, I added some flowers which I also glittered (not done that before!lol).  The papers I have used are Doodlebug Inc Fun In the Sun (thats where my dots are!) and were a freebie with ScrapBook Magazine at least 2 years ago!  When I first thought about this card I was struggling to think how I was going to do it but actually it came together quite quickly once I'd chosen my papers.  Pop over and check out the DT work, its great AND there is a prize up for grabs too so go and join in!
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments #30 ~ use chipboard mine is the frame.
Totally Papercrafts #28 By the Sea

Sunday 8 August 2010

TGF ~ Jade

Well tonight I sat here and put together a card for the challenge over at Anya Ink which this time is for Black & White + 1 colour and for this I opted for green.  I have used the image of Jade from the 1st Roll Call set and after seeing an image that Ria had coloured of Jade using b&w and adding a pink stripe to her hair which worked so well I decided to try something similar and once I had chosen my papers (coredinations cs and DCWV glitter stack I decided I needed more than just the hair stripe in green and this card is my end result.  There is also a TGF sentiment stamped up in the top right corner but it doesnt show up too well in the pic and it says 'say what?'
I am also entering this into:
Sketch and Stash challenge #41 ~ the stamps are my newest item.
2 Sisters Challenge #4 ~ Stitching real or faux


Friday 6 August 2010

Dotties World - Manly with a twist

Adele set the challenge this week over at Dotties World which is to make a card for a man using a Charmed download and add some ribbon ~ great challenge.  I have used 60's George from the Rock Till You Drop collection, coloured him with copics and added some red sakura stardust for his guitar, paper is papermania from the black & white pad then I added some holographic red card, red brads, black & white ribbon and to the ribbon I added a silver peeloff which I coloured with copics and a few peeloff notes again coloured with copics to match. 
I'd also liketo enter this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #124 ~ Whateva
Tuesday Taggers ~ Lots of lovely black

Thursday 5 August 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs Challenge 5 ~ Tag It

Ok folks its Thursday which means its time for Challenge 5 over at Crafty Sentiments Digi Designs Blog and the challenge this week is Tag It (make a tag) So I opted for a tag book.  I used mountboard for the covers then cut some paper for the inside, covered the tags with DCWV glitter stack then added Fairy Pat coloured with copics and some stardust who is available to purchase at Crafty Sentiments Store, imatted her on some pink card and both are cut using my nesties.  Tied the book with some pink organza ribbon after binding it with my trusty Bind It All and then added pink metallic peeloff letter for Li'l Ideas so that I can keep it close by for jotting down ideas and then keeping them in a safe place.
Now if you come along and join in the fun this week there is a chance of winning 2 Crafty Sentiment Digi Stamps of your choice, and dont forget if you enter using one of the Crafty SEntiment Digi stamps you will be entered twice into the draw.  Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous DT they have all been busy making some gorgeous tags to inspire you. So what are you waiting for pop over to Crafty Sentiments Digi Design Blog and join in the fun 'Go on You know You want to'

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew  ~ Cute & Girlie
Flutter By Wednesday #116  ~ butterfly, fairy or angel + fave colour
The Stampman Challenges #2 ~ Take 2 colours
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #43 ~ Material Girl, fabric on your card (mines the ribbon)

Monday 2 August 2010

digi layout for challenge at Scrap That Idea forum

Vicki (A Work In Progress) decided to continue the challenge forum that started during the World Cup so we had to state our intention to take part and were sent links to a freebie mini kit and we can score points for doing a lo and other things too.  Unfortunately I havent been able to pop on and view everyones work properly yet so that is my task for tomorrow morning!  And I know I am going to see some amazing work and hopefully get more inspiration for the next challenge.  The kit is called Petticoat Lane and we had to use at least 3 of the papers and 6 of the elements which I managed and I used the horse riding pictures from yesterdays post.  TFL

I am also entering this into the challenge over at By The Cute and Girly as their theme for August is Animal Antics. 

Sunday 1 August 2010

Ria Riding

Well I have finally got round to scanning in the pics that were taken when Ria went horse riding for project week, the photos cost us £10 for the 2! but I am glad we bought them as we couldnt make it see her in action so this was the next best thing.  She had a fab week got 4 rosettes, was the person who improved the most over the week and she attained her Progressive Riding Test One from British Horse Society so not bad for a complete novice!  She was the only one in the group who hadnt ridden before!  Her horse was called Todd and quiet lazy when in the school but loved to jump so she was lucky there.  She only fell off once and by all accounts she did that very gracefully! lol  The pics show her showjumping and doing cross-country not bad for 1 week.

Golden Wedding Anniversary card

Here is the card that I made for the couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  I still had some of the cream glitter card left over from the book cover so thought I would use that and combined that with some gold glitter card and gold peeloffs.  I kept the card simple and I hope elegant.  We had a lovely time at their party but didnt stay too late as I was on call and I had the early shift this morning too!  Right now to do some more crafting.  catch you all later.  TFL x