Monday 30 May 2011

Sketch Saturday #157

This week Sketch Saturday are celebrating their 3rd Birthday and there are lots of chances to win and its a lovely sketch too so who wouldnt want to join in the fun.  I certainly do!  My card uses Cuddle Anya which I have coloured with copics and paper pieced her hat.  My papers are from the digi kit by Raspberry Road Designs called Vintage Dolls and I added a bit of mulberry paper, I also used some self adhesive paper lace which I attatched to the mulberry paper adhesive side facing up then I glittered the remaining sticky part.  Added some little pearls and butterfly gems along with some string and a little teddy charm all finished off with a greeting from TGF, hope you like.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me #36 ~ Gems and Pearls
Fab 'n' Funky #94 ~ Cute & Cuddly
Totally Papercrafts #68 ~ Pink & Girly

Sunday 29 May 2011

Pear Tree Designs #50 ~ a sketch

This week over at Pear Tree Designs there is a sketch for us to follow and I used it to make a cover for another of Ria's study aid books this time Maths and I have used Hope & Grace Sing from TGF (its one of Ria's faves so we hope it will make mahs study less daunting! lol) She is coloured with copics and a touch of sakura stardust, have also used the copics to colour the gems that were clear and also to colour the peeloff lettering.  The papers are MME Bloom and Grow and then added a little brad down in the corner. 

I would also like to enter this into the following challenge:
2 Sisters #41 ~ Anything Goes

Saturday 28 May 2011

Anyone for Anya? ~ A Sketch

A great sketch this week over at Anyone for Anya? and I decided to go with a masculine theme.  I have used Jeremy from the Roll Call collection 1 coloured him with copics then masked him and added the background stamp from Spotlight as I didnt want just a plain white background for him.  My papers are DCWV Natural Stack with foil then I added some buttons, organza ribbon, tag, and eyelet from my stash.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy Challenge #68 ~ 1+2+3 (1 image, 2 Papers, 3 different embellishments)
Tuesday Throwdown #50 ~ Use stripes


Friday 27 May 2011

Now is the time to buy!

Now is most certainly the time to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Store and pick up a bargain or 3!  A wonderful 15% off over the bank holiday weekend just go make your choices and remember to use the code MAYDAY30 its just so easy!  Have fun shopping.

Did you also know that if you want a chance to win one of the new rubber stamps that will be available in the store on JUNE 1st then all you need to do is add our new release banner to your side bar and then leave a comment here and 1 lucky winner will be chosen at random to win one of these truly cute stamps.  Good luck. xx

Thursday 26 May 2011

Splish Splashing Primrose

Well splashing around is certainly on the cards today so to speak as it is most definately raining here but unlike my card it is very grey and dull!  This card showcases one of the fantastic new rubber stamps that is coming soon to the Crafty Sentiments Store on June 7th to be precise.  This little cutie is 'Primrose ~ Splish Splash' and I have coloured her using copics and sakura stardust which is why the pic was taken with the flash to try and give you an idea of how sparkly it is!  The sentiment is also available at the Crafty Sentiment Store.  My paper is from a digi kit by A Work In Progress and is called Boys will be Boys and I just felt this paper was perfect for this image.  I love working with digi papers as it enables you to make the patteren smaller when you want a smaller piece of paper and I like the visual effect of having the same paper but in different scales.  I finished off with some mirricard and Prima Tiny Tots flowers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #81 ~ Water
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #56 ~ Donnas sketch
OSAAT #63 ~ Bling it on (hope my image is blingy enough)
Creative Card Crew ~ Anything Goes

Dont forget the images will be in Store on June 7th so not long to wait.

Thanks for stopping by. xx

Crafty Sentiments ~ Special Occasions

So its Thursday which means challenge day over at Crafty Sentiments but before I get down to the challenge details have you seen that there will soon be another release of wonderful rubber stamps?  They are adorable and you are sure to be seeing them around here pretty soon, they will be available to buy from the 7 June at the Crafty Sentiment Store so make a date in your diary to remind you when you can go get 'em!

So on to this weeks challenge its a nice easy one 'Special Occasions' and we have 2 great sponsors this week too


So for my card I chose the cute sleeping bear from a recent mini kit that is still available at the Crafty Sentiments Store.  I have used a digi paper kit from Raspberry Road Designs called Vintage Dolls and I have used it to digitally paper piece my image, then coloured the sleeping bear with my copics.  I have added some lace, mesh bows and card candy from my stash and finished off with a sentiment from Crafty Sentiments.  So a nice easy challenge for you to join in with this week and dont forget to stop by the other DT members as usual they have produced some stunning works to inspire you.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #83 ~ Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday ~ Recipe ~ 3 papers, 2 embellies (card candy & lace), 1 ribbon (mesh ribbon bows)
Simply Create #44 ~ Special day/event
PaperTake Weekly ~ Pale pretty pastels
Digital Tuesday #112 ~ Add some texture (embossed panel and mesh bows)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join in the challenge. xx

Saturday 21 May 2011

Anyone For Anya ~ teen/punk

I just love the theme this week over at Anyone for Anya but havent had the crafting time I had hoped for so this is a cutting it fine post yet again!  I knew which image I wanted to use and as Ria still wants more revision books that is what I settled on and I think Jade from the Roll Call collection1  is one of our favourite images, have coloured her with copics, the paper is from a digi kit by AWP called Bad to the Bone and under the zip but over the organza ribbon is a piece of acetate which I have embossed then dabbed a stazon ink pad over to give it that grungy/punky feel.  Ria is very pleased with this I even got an 'awesome' so it cant be too bad, have to admit I rather like this one too.  The sentiments are stamps from the same collection.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
OSAAT #62 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #46 ~ Embossing

Thursday 19 May 2011

Crafty Sentiments ~ Childrens Cards

Wow where has the week gone?  Well its Thursday so that mean a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week we are looking for 'Childrens Cards' and we have a great sponsor for you this week too its

Well for my card I used Mike and the set of ballons from the Patches & Stitch set, the sentiment also comes from the set, available at the Crafty Sentiments store all coloured with copics and just a touch of sakura glaze for Mikes shoes!  the papers are from a digi kit by Sweet Blossom Designs and is called Numb3rs.  I have inked all the edges.  Buttons and large gem are all from my stash.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the teams wonderful work and then jump on in and join the fun over at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Go on You know You want to!'

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious #57 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #35 ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #49 ~ Baby/child project
PearTree Designs #49 ~ Stamped Images (not digi stamps)
SCSC #134 ~ Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity #19 ~ Colour Challenge (use any or all of the colours)

Thanks for stopping by. xx

Sunday 15 May 2011

Sentimental Sundays #55 ~ Handmade flowers

Ok so I am a bit behind the times but when I saw that the challenge over at Sentimental Sundays this week was handmade flowers I knew it was time I had a go at making those wonderful zip flowers.  I have seen them about for a while and really like the look they give and the fact that depending on the zip will also depend on the look you get.  So I made my first zip flower not as good as others I have seen but I had a go and will definately try some more, (MIL has given me a few old zips to play with! lol) Anyway here is my card and when I started planning it I had not intended for it to be monochrome but thats just the way it ended up.  The sentiment is from this weeks freebie over at Sentimental Sundays and I gave it a denim look in photoshop before printing it out, the stamped leaves are a SeeDs stamp thats never been inked before! finished off with some fibre and a charm from my stash.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts #141 ~ Gingham & Roses
2 Sisters #39 ~ How does your garden grow
Creative Card Crew ~ May Flowers


Saturday 14 May 2011

Anyone for Anya? ~ Colour inspiration

Wow I thought my last post was cutting it fine!  This card is for the colour inspiration challenge over at Anyone for Anya?  So this is what I came up with.  Flirty Anya coloured with copics to match the very old rose patterned paper (and I mean old!) IRL the colours do match much better than the photo shows.  The green is vellum and then some peachy cs which I also used for my sentiment and flower.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays ~ Old supplies
Sketch Saturday #155
Crafts and Me #34 ~ Punches (used a punch for the strips across the middle)
Papertake Weekly ~ Fancy a punch

Thanks so much for stopping by. x

Paper Sundaes ~ Magical & Mythical

Here I am cutting it fine for this challenge over at Paper Sundaes where they wanted to see Magical & Mythical, now I knew what image I wanted to use straight away and I had an idea of how I wanted the card to look but not sure I really got there!  The image and the background scene are both from the Once Upon A Time collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts (and I used the pre coloured ones! well I did say I was cutting it fine! lol), my base card is covered with some textured holographic paper that always reminds me of dragon skin.  When I did the background for the actual dragon I changed the opacity of the background first so that the dragon would stand out more and added some drop shadow too.  The gold border is actually some very thin metalic stuff which I embossed and finally added a sentiment from my stash.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday #110 ~ Sketch
Crafty Creations #118 ~ Anything Goes


Release day is here! and a new challenge too.

Apologies for the lateness of my post but blogger has been out of action as I am sure most of you are aware! 

Ok so the wonderful new rubber stamps are officially available at the Crafty Sentiments Store which has had a revamp so be sure to check it out.  So did you enjoy all the wonderful previews from the DT over the past few days?  Gorgeous werent they?  We certainly enjoyed making them, and now its time for a challenge and this week the challenge over at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and this week we'd like to see buttons and our sponsor this week is JLJ Designs.

So for my card I decided to use Tuti Fruiti Bunny and I combined this image with the image of the fence also from the Crafty Sentiments Store by doing some masking, images are coloured with copics and this time I used some tiny buttons for the apples.  The apple paper is from a digi kit called Scarecrow Joe from Raspberry Road Designs, I used the Ellison Designs Weave No1 texture plate to add some interest to the green cs, the sentiment is a stamps from TGF and I also added some twine.

So come on over to Crafty Sentiments and show us your buttons, 'Go on You know You want to!'

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Fridays ~ Sketch by Mindy
Our Creative Corner ~ The Wonder of Weaving (hope my weave background counts) (missed ~ bad blogger!)
Sweet Stampin'  Challenge ~ Childhood Memories (Apple scrumping!) (missed ~ bad blogger!)
All Sorts #102 ~ Stamp A Lot (at least 3 stamps) (missed ~ bad blogger!)

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Only 1 more day to go!

Well here we are at preview day 3, which means that you can grab these wonderful stamps for yourself tomorrow morning from 8am over at the Crafty Sentiments Store.

Todays image is Strawberry Delight and as soon as I saw this I knew which paper I wanted to use.  YThis strawberry paper is from a pack of scraps from K&Co which my friend gave me several years ago when I first started scrapping and card making so its been in my drawers for quite some time! the red paper is papermania again from when I first started and didnt know all about the wonderful paper companies that are out there!  Anyway back to the card, the cute image is coloured using copics then I added some flowers, buttons (the bees are buttons with the shanks removed) and wire are all from my stash and the sentiment is from a digi kit called Summer Berries by Staceys Scraps.

Well you've seen what I have to offer for today so now go and check out these fabulous works of art by other memebers of the DT:

So we hope you have enjoyed our 3 days of previews and dont forget 8am tomorrow the stamps launch in the Crafty Sentiments store.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz ~give us a quote
Totally Papercrafts #65 ~ recipe ~ 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
SCSC #133 ~ Dust off your stash, both papers are very old!
Crazy 4 Challenges #86 ~ Flowers
Sentimental Sundays #54 ~ Anything Goes
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #54 ~ Claires Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown #48 ~ Use a die cut.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

2 days & counting and today is preview day 2

Welcome back and today is preview day 2.  Did you like the look of Rosie - Spring Flowers and didnt the other DT members produce some stunning work?  Well today is the turn of Tuti Fruiti Bunny and again this stamp was a dream to use adn a great image to colour (using my copics!)  Todays project is a revision guide book for Ria for science, we bought some cards ready for her to make notes on and thought we would make a littel book to keep them in.  While I was in my lcs I found the papermania back to basics board books on offer so I picked one up for £1.99 and have used 2 pieces for the cover (I still have enough to make 2 more covers! so a definate bargain!  I think I may go back and get some more of these)  The papers are Shabby Princess from a freebie kit called Festival.  We decided that Tuti Fruiti Bunny was ideal for science as it made us think of  Isaac Newtons law of gravity!  Was going to use my BiA to make a book but this way Ria can add more cards if she needs to.  I inked all th edges for a bit more of a distressed feel but kept the cover flat so that it doesnt get ruined being pulled out of her bag.

Dont forget these wonderful stamps will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Store on Thursday morning.

Well you've seen what I have to offer for today so now go and check out these fabulous works of art by other memebers of the DT:

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday #154
Crazy Challenge #66 ~ Anything Goes
2 Sisters #38 ~ distressing


Monday 9 May 2011

3 days & counting and today is preview day 1

Are you all excited and looking forward to launch day at Crafty Sentiments?  Well just wet you appetite we are previewing the new stamps over the next 3 days starting with this little cutie 'Rosie - Spring Flowers', she is a dream to colour in. 

Now I was sat here trying to think what I could make for you today to show off Rosie when I noticed that my calendar didnt have a picture for May (or the rest of the year for that matter! lol) and I thought Rosie would fit the bill perfectly so her she is.  I have coloured her using my trusty copics and a touch of sakura.  I masked the image then did my background using inks and cotton wall balls and a cloud template.  I decide to leave the majority of the flowers white (suggested by DOH!) so they are like a basket overflowing with spring daisies and just added a couple of little pink ones.  I'm really pleased with how this turned out as I dont generally do much masking but will be in the future!

Well you've seen what I have to offer for today so now go and check out these fabulous works of art by other memebers of the DT:

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Mad for Markers ~ Use your greys ~ I used W 5, 3, 1
Fab 'n' Funky #71 ~ Put those papers away

Ok thats all for now, be sure to come back tomorrow for another preview of a fantastic new rubber stamp.

Sunday 8 May 2011

4 days & counting

Yep only 4 days to go to the release of some new rubber stamps from Crafty Sentiments but dont forget to pop back here tomorrow for a preview of one of the new stamps, you are gonna love these images!  I know I do! xx

Saturday 7 May 2011

5 days and counting! + mother and daughter crafting time

Only 5 days to go now til the launch of the new rubber from Crafty Sentiments, hope you are ticking of the days too!

Anyway this post is only just going to be finished in time for the challenge this week over at Sentimental Sundays which is For those special women in your life and there was an additional part to this challenge too which was to craft with a child.  So Ria and I took up the challenge but not until the last minute as I have been snowed under in work and she has been revising for 2 exams this week so after a brief (2hr) shopping trip this morning and then various other disruptions later in the day we finally got round to completing our project for the challenge which is a box for Rias Gran as her birthday is next month, I covered and reassembled the box (tea-bag box, Yorkshire Tea to be precise, the best!lol) and she chose and coloured the image and then we decorated the box and chose a suitable sentiment, it was great to work on a project together.  Papers are Dovecraft, Image is from TGF, flower, brad and gems rom my stash and the sentiment is a freebie from Sentimental Sundays.  We are both really pleased with how this turned out.

Ria would also like to enter this into the following challenge;
Mad For Markers ~ Colouring with Greys ~ she used c1, 3, & 5
Thanks for stopping by.xx

Friday 6 May 2011

NEW! Mini Rubber Stamp Launch, 6 days & counting

Exciting! New Mini Rubber Stamp Launch coming soon
as we introduce our Newest Artist

Justyna Karaszewska

Come and join us on our 3 day pre-view
starting Monday 9 May and stamps launch on Thursday 12 May

 We would love it if you would help us spread the word
by placing this banner on your side bars. 
Thanks very much

Thursday 5 May 2011

Crafty Sentiments ~ Flowers

This week over at Crafty Sentiments the challenge is 'Flowers' now we know how you all love your flowers so lets see them.  Dont forget to check out the amazing work by the rest of the DT ~ they will blow you away!  Anyway onto my card ... I have used the super cute manga couple Jason & Eve who were recently released and you can pick them up in the store.  They are actually one digi stamp but I chose to seperate them for my card and did so in PSE 5, I have coloured them with copics and added a touch of sakura stardust.  Cut them out using a Nellies frame which I then versamarked and coloured with mica pigment powders.  The background paper is a freebie from a magazine from a very long time ago and I'm afraid I dont know which brand but I loved the colours!  finished off with some prima flowers and brads from my stash and a sentiment from TGF which again was versamarked and mica pigmented.  So dont forget to check out the challenge blog and then come and join us.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Cutz #89 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #17 ~ Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes #67 ~ fave hair colours ~ His E37,35,33 & Hers YR31, 23 & E51
Pear Tree Designs #47 ~ Free For All
Sketch and Stash #60 ~ Free choice of sketch ~ I chose sketch 4, my neglected stash is the freebie paper and my new stash is the cute image.

Crafty Creations #117 ~ Anniversary