Saturday 29 January 2011

OSAAT ~ As You Like It ~ Start of the Christmas Club

Only just managed to get this card made in time for the challenge over at OSAAT which this week is As You Like It and is also the start of their Christmas Club ~ yes I know it is only January but hey ho nothing like being organised! lol  Pop over to the challenge blog and find out all about it, but hurry!

Anyway on to my card, it is only a simple and quick one but now I've done it I rather like it!  I have used a piece of paper from a very old paper pack which I think is K & Co and I only have some oddments of it left, well I mounted it onto a gold card (had forever too! lol) and then I added a stamped sentiment in gold ink which is from the Daisy & Dandelion kit from 2 christmases ago so I have really made use of my old stash tonight for this one!

Thanks for stopping by my internet seems to be staying with me (for the time being anyway!lol)

Crafty Sentiments Challenge ~ My Favourite Things

Ok so here at last is my post for the challenge over at Crafty Sentiments this week which is a nice easy one for you all ~ use your favourite things.  I have used a few of mine and I have included paper piecing using some digi papers (another favourite) this one is from Crafty Sentiments store Delightful Christmas Collection, I used my copics to colour with, added glitter to the wings and added some extra elements using brads & eyelets.  The cute image is Taski which is available as a digi stamp over at Crafty Sentiments Store as are the papers and the sentiment ticket (I have altered the wording for that).

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Fab 'n' Funky # 57 ~ Delight in your Digi
would have been more if I could have got it posted at the right time! lol

So make sure you check out the challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and I hope you decide to play along with us, 'Go on You know You want to!'

Friday 28 January 2011


Just popping on very briefly (while I can) am having major internet issues at the moment so have to grab a few quick minutes whenever I can which is why this weeks Crafty Sentiments card isnt here but do be sure to stop by the blog and check out what everyone has been up to my card it there too and hopefully Iwill be able to get it sorted and up loaded over the weekend.

Take care and I'll be around to see you all as soon as I can. xx

Sunday 23 January 2011

Patches & Stitch

I have made a card using another of the fabulous new stamps which are available from the Crafty Sentiments Store.  This one is of Patches & Stitch and it looks like they are on their way to a birthday bash.  They are part of an A5 set of stamps and they stamp and colour up really well.  I have used my copics and added just a touch of sakura stardust.  I have used my pink copic (RV06) to edge the card too and colour the little flower which is a new stamp from the cupcake freebie set on the docrafts Creativity magazine, I have then mounted it on a little black circle and finished it off with a clear dome sticker.  The paper and S/A ribbon are Dovecraft - hint of pink set and the little silver sentiment topper I got from The Works.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges ~ Lets Celebrate
Fab 'n' Funky # 56 ~ Animal Magic
Totally Gorjuss # 64 ~ Hot hot hot ~ Hot pink
Fussy and Fancy # 28 ~ A sketch


Friday 21 January 2011

Anyone For Anya ~ Pretty Bows

This weeks challenge over at Anyone For Anya is Pretty Bows, now my bows dont always come out looking too pretty so I started off feeling a bit stumped til I remembered a little Cafe Creme cigar tin which I had decorated and used to put in ready made bows that I had bought or retrieved from other things! and there in the tin was the little bow I have used which has the little pearls on it so I knew I just had to use it, and now I have some other bows for other projects too!  I have used Fleur Anya which is a stamp I won recently and this is the first time I have used it.  I coloured her with  copics  and used the feathering technique for her dress (unfortunately I havent done it very well! lol) The paper is from the K Ology Addison paper pad and the cs is coredinations and the little flowers are Tiny Tots from Prima 

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT ~ New ~ My new TGF stamp and new embosing folder used for the blue csA Spoon Full Of Sugar # 135 ~ Blue & Green
Sketch n Stash #58 ~ new stash is the stamp and embossing folder and the paper pad I have had for a long time
Pear Tree Designs # 32 ~ Free For All


Thursday 20 January 2011

Crafty Sentiments Challenge ~ Vintage

Here we are its Thursday so that means challenge time over at Crafty Sentiments and this is one that I found a little more difficult, but I know loads of you out there will love this, the theme this week is 'VINTAGE' I have used another wonderful new image and this is Mushroom Bear, isn't he just so adorable? and available at Crafty Sentiments store,  I coloured him with my copics and then gently inked the card so it isnt so bright white, all the edges of my card have been distressed with a craft knife and inked.  The papers are new, I won them in the last Dotties World challenge and they are Bo Bunny Noel Collection Pack and I love the fact that although they are Christmas papers they can be used for other occasions too and they are vintage and distressed so definately fitted in with this challenge!  The ribbon, large flower (behind the image) peeloffs and the pearls are all from my stash.  So even though I dont really do vintage I am pleased with the way this turned out.

For some major inspiration and beautiful creations stop by the rest of the DT and then show us your vintage cards by joining in our challenge this week.  Go on You know You want to.  And we have another fabulous sponser again this week which is Digis With Attitude so check out the Crafty Sentiments Blog for all the details.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 117 ~ With Love
PaperTake Weekly ~ Ribbons and Pearls

Thursday 13 January 2011

Crafty Sentiments Challenge ~ Thank You

Whoo hoo! did you have fun on the hop, we certainly did and what fab challenge entries this week we had too, it was great hopping round and visiting.  Anyway its Thursday so that means its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week its Thank You, nice and easy for you huh?

I have used the new stamp Patches with Balloons, which is available at the Crafty Sentiments Store, coloured with copics and mounted on some blue cs which is then mounted onto some M&MBI paper stitched to some brown cs.  (now I had originally used my old sewing machine to sew this - old being the operative word and guess what its not working prperly so I ended up having to carefully unpick the random stitches! so rather than just leave it or throw it out I got some glittery thread and hand stitched it using the holes, labour of love! lol) The main backing paper is also M&MBI, the flowers, tag, gems and peeloff are all from my stash.

Well the rest of the DT have been busy creating some wonderful creations for you to look at and be inspired by, so dont forget to check them out and leave some love on the way.  Then check out the challenge and join us this week 'Go on You know You want to!' 

Oh yes and dont forget Suzettes fabulous blog candy that I mentioned yesterday.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts #48 ~ Say Thank You
A Spoon Full Of Sugar #134 ~ Thank You
Cupcake Craft #124 ~ Something New ~ My new Patches Stamp by Crafty Sentiments


Wednesday 12 January 2011

Blog Candy Alert!

Have you checked out this wonderful blog?  It is Suzette the wonderfully talented designer of Crafty Sentimenst and she is giving away a great piece of candy ~ the new A5 set of Patches and Stitch clear stamps and they are great stamps to stamp with and to colour, I love 'em

 And all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is :

1. Leave a comment on Crafty Sentiments (Suzette's) blog after you have posted this candy on your side bar

2. Link candy back to Suzettes blog.

come back tomorrow to see the card I made using the adorable Patches with Balloons.

Saturday 8 January 2011

Sentimental Sundays #36 ~ Celebrate Friendship

Wow am only just managing to squeeze this card into the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week which is Celebrate Friendship.  I have used Lilly who is one of the new digi images available from Crafty Sentiments coloured her with copics added a touch of stardust then added some little bows which I have recoloured (copics are great!)  the papers are from a digi kit by Staceys Sraps called  Flower Child, the flowers are from my stash and the little buttons are wooden ones which I have again recoloured (be lost without my copics!lol) and the sentiment is the freebie which is up for grabs this week over at Sentimental Sunday.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamp Something ~ January Digi Day ~ my image and papers


Thursday 6 January 2011

digi layout for challenge at Scrap That Idea forum

Wow I have just completed a digi lo for the Scrap that Idea forum and the challenge was a recipe but boy were there lots of ingredients and I have to say I did struggle to put this one together but hey thats the whole point of challenges isnt it!  Anyway I think I inlcluded everything I needed to.  The main kit I used is by A Work In Progress (aka Vicki) and is her kit Citrus Brights and then I added elements from some of Vickis other kits and also some elements from kits by Staceys Scraps both of these uber talented ladies are part of the awesome group of designers that make up Scrap That Idea.  Ria isnt impressed with it but then she wishes I wouldnt keep scrapping pics of her!  But hey scrapping our memories is the whole point!  lol (she doesnt mind really just being a teenager!lol)

I had fun with this one as I was using my new Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet so it probably took me longer than usual the pen is really sensitive and its taking a bit of getting used to but I really like it. 


The Blog Hop is here!

Yay! The Crafty Sentiments Blog Hop is here, now you get to feast your eyes on all the wonderful new releases available at the Craty Sentiments Store and dont forget there are prizes too so dont forget to stop by all the DTs blogs and leave them some love.  You should have arrived here from Heathers blog and if not you will want to start at the begining which is the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog

Now there are going to be 3 winners, 1 person will win the new Patches & Stitch stamp set and 2 winners will win the digi images. I'm sure you will agree they are wonderful prizes that are up for grabs and to be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is mention our blog hop in a post, and post the banner on your side bar with a link back to the Crafty Sentiments blog. Now thats not much is it so what are you waiting for get hopping!

Oh yeah my inspration for you (nearly forgot in the excitment! lol)  I have made 2 projects, the first one is a card using the very sweet Blitz with gift digi coloured with copics and sakura glaze, I also used one of the recently released ticket sentiments, papers are 'Annies Room' from Raspberry Road Designs, ribbons and various blooms from my stash.

and my second project is a paper scrapbook page (havent done one of them for ages been doing more digi!)  For this I have used gingham paper available from Crafty Sentiments and the new Patches Looking Out which is again a digi, and isn't he cute, I coloured him with copics, ribbon and blooms from my stash and the sentiment is from the Once Upon A Time download collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts, also added a little charm which says 'made with love'

Ok so you have had a look at what I have done with the new images now its over to you as we also have a challenge as well as the fabulous blog hop and this week its 'Anything Goes - Anything But a Card'  So hop along with us, your next stop is

And good luck with the hop. xx

Sunday 2 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your celebrations.  We had family over for a buffet tea yesterday and that went ok and today I had planned a full day of crafting and guess what?  It just didnt happen! how surprising is that?! lol  I actually spent most of the day sorting out pcs and printers! still I have manged to have a project for the challenge this week over at Anyone For Anya, the challenge is Calendar page for February.  Now I made myself a calendar a while ago but havent yet filled all the pages with pictures so this was an ideal time to complete another one.  I have used the digi image from TGF of Wild Sprout Dressy Edward but I have only used his head, coloured with copics and put into a heart.  the paper is from my scraps drawer and is probably a digi piece but sorry dont know whose then I added some stamped words and a heart brad from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.