Saturday 31 March 2012

Meet Kaye

Hello everyone, gosh it feels like I haven't posted for ages!  I have been busy at work and getting ready for the Crafty Sentiments New Release preview days which start on Wednesday but just had time to squeeze this little darling in.  This is Kaye and she is the new digital image from Crafty Sentiments Designs and is available in the store, isn't she a little sweetheart.  I have coloured her with copics and the  papers are MME On The Bright Side - One.  I decided to distress the edges to fit in with the peeling paint paper, the border die is I think a Nellie Snellen, sentiment stamp was a freebie with a crafting mag and the flowers are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #99 (cutting it fine but I was determined to use this sketch as I really like it!)
Crafty Catz #126 ~ Use a digi image

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Mad for Markers ~ New Release Day

Well today (as its already Wednesday in Australia!) is release day of the New 'Fairy Ria & Friend' collection of digi stamps which are now available to buy from the Mad For Markers online store.  Todays card is actually made by my daughter Ria who is fanatical about dragons!  She has 2 adorable bearded dragons called Wally & Indie and they really are wonderful pets, but more about them another day!  Here is her card.  Backing paper is from the First Edition paper pack Daydream, some green cs and buttons from my stash!  Ria has coloured the image using E35, 37, 00, V04,09,12 and G05 and glitter for her wings.
We hope you have enjoyed the previews this week, please pop over to the Mad For Markers Blog to see more truely inspirational work using these wonderful new images and don't forget they are available over at the Mad For Markers online store NOW!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges on Ria's behalf:
Stampin For the Weekend  #6~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' ~ Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday #153 ~ Your Favourite colour ~ Purple 

Mad for Markers ~ Day 2 of previews

So tomorrow is release day over at Mad For Markers online store and here today I am previewing another of the wonderful Fairy Ria images that will be available to buy.  Yesterday Ria sat there with her egg, well today you can see what eggsactly(! lol) was tucked away in that egg.  Yep an adorable wee dragon!  Yes adorable mind you we are a bit biased in this house as we have 2 bearded dragons living with us!  Anyway I digress! lol back to my make for today.  I decided to use the image and add it digitally to a background I made from a digi kit that has been in my collection for quite some time, its called St George and the Dragon (quite apt really) and is by Vicki - A Work In Progress.  After I printed it out I was able to colour the image with my copics and I used BG10, B02, 24, 32, E00, 08, 21, 29, 37, V12, 15 & 17. Once that was done I mounted it onto a piece of MME paper and added the wording Ria's Room using my Cricut.  Really enjoyed putting this one together and I hope that you have enjoyed this sneak peek of the new collection. 

and here is a close up of the image

Now if you pop over to the Mad For Markers Blog you will catch a few more sneak peeks too.  Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty Sentiments - Easter

Good morning one and all, well here we are its Tuesday again so that must mean its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week its the turn of Caz as host and the wonderful theme is Easter.

I have used the cute stamp of Tobey sitting on an Easter Egg, I love this image and he is available at Crafty Sentiments Designs, I have coloured him with copics and paper pieced the large egg.  Papers are DCWV Glitter Stack to which I have added some orange organza ribbon some leaf punches and some quilled flowers.

So that's what I have made you really must pop over to the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the DT have been up to it really is all so beautiful.  When you've finished checking out the DT creations be sure to play along with us and make a project with an Easter theme, we love coming round to see what you have been up to.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #125 ~ Spring is in the air
Stampin' for the weekend #6 ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #124 ~ Spots & Stripes
2 Sisters #84 ~ Spring is in the air
OSAAT #106 ~ Anything Goes

Monday 26 March 2012

Mad for Markers ~ New Release Preview

Yippee the long awaited release of Fairy Ria and her special friend are almost upon us.. All the new images will be available on Wednesday in the M4M store... but today I have a preview of one of these new adorable images so without further ado let me introduce you to 'Fairy Ria' and she is sat with her special egg!  I decided that as we are getting ever closer to Easter that the image seemed just right for an Easter card.  Paper is I believe from Peppermint Creative but it has been stored on my pc for a very long time so not totally sure.  I went with an easel style card, the sentiment was a freebie from a while ago over at Sentimental Sunday and the adorable Fairy Ria has been coloured using copics E00, 21, 47,49,57, BV00, 02 & 31, I added glamour dust to her wings and paper pieced the egg from the same paper as the background but I also stamped on it to give it more pattern, flowers and gems are from my stash and flourishes cut with the Cricut.
For some more sneak peaks be sure to pop over to the Mad For Markers Blog and there will be more previews tomorrow and release day is Wednesday.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #90 ~ Spring clean use stash you've been hoarding, the digi paper and pink card blanks have been in my stash for a very long time!
Creative Inspirations #155 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #76 ~ Light airy spring colours
Sweet Stampin' ~ Anything Goes 
Sentimental Sundays #95 ~ Easter or Spring
The Crazy Challenge #112 ~ Add a sentiment

Thanks for stopping by and please come back tomorrow for another preview xx

Thursday 22 March 2012

Mad For Markers - Copical Blog Hop

First off I am so so so very sorry that this post is late and all those that have visited and left a message on my previous post dont worry you will be noted as having hopped!

Yay today is the day of the Mad For Markers Copical Blog Hop and its sure going to be fun.  This is the culmination of a month which has been celebrating 2 years at  Mad For Markers.

You should have arrived here from  Sammi's  blog, wow weren't those 2 cards fabulous.  For the full hop list please visit the Mad For Markers challenge blog.

Now for my project I was thinking about birthday parties and how the kids all come home with little goodie bags and it got me thinking 'Why should it only be the kiddies that get the goodie bags?' and from that my project was born!  I have used the Birthday Copic Lady complete with her cupcake and copic candle which is available at the Mad for Markers online store.  I coloured her using G02, YG11, 41 E00, 21, 29, 35, 37 W1.  My gingham paper is a digi download I picked up free from I cant't remember where!  The bag shape was cut on my cricut as was the gingham panel and then I added cs between to the 2 bag shapes to join them.  The 'comfort food' and flowers were also cut using the Cricut then I added copious amounts of glitter to the flower. 
front view

Aerial View!

Mmmmmm just imagine this jam packed with all your favourite treats, I think it would make a great gift for a good friend who needs a bit of cheering up, I think we all deserve a goodie bag once in awhile don't you?!

I had great fun making this and I hope you are enjoying the hop as its now time to hop over to  Leanne's blog and see what delights she has in store for you.

I would like to include my project in the bloggers competitions of a copic coloured creation and a M4M digi competition.

See you soon with more fabulous Mad For Markers Digi Images the next new release is not far away and you will get to meet Fairy Ria and her very special friend.

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Use lots of green
Crazy 4 Challenges #128 ~ Green
Crazy Challenge #111 ~ Go Green
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop. xx

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Its Congratulations time at Crafty Sentiments

Yes this week over at Crafty Sentiments our lovely host is Jan and the theme is 'CONGRATULATIONS' and as you can see by the lovely projects by the DT that covers a whole host of occassions.  For my card I went for a congratulations card that could be used for times such as engagements, weddings, anniversaries.  I have used the gorgeously cute '2 Hearts' which is available at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  Coloured with my copics and a touch of sakura stardust.  Papers are Raspberry Road Designs and the border which was cut with a Crafty Cutter border die available at Crafty Sentiments Designs is some irridescent self adhesive paper that I had forgotten I had!  Finished off with a selection of flowers, the pink and yellow ones I have quilled, an old necklace and some organza ribbon.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge #174 ~ handmade flowers

Thanks for looking and I hope you will join in with our
'Congratulations' Challenge over at Crafty Sentiments this week

Sunday 18 March 2012

A basket full of glitter!

Happy Sunday all and a very Happy Mothers Day to all you mums out there. This card is the card I made for my MIL and she loves flowers so I decided to use the beautiful Rosie - Spring Flowers stamp which is available from Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I have coloured her with copics and for her basket of flowers I have used several different colour glitters and they really do sparkle in the light.  My papers are First Edition Hideaway pad.  I have added some brads and orange ribbon from my stash and the sentiment from the Mothers Day Collection is from Crafty Sentiments Designs as is the Crafty Cutter Vintage Label die.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
PaperTake Weekly ~ For the girls/mum
Creative Inspirations #154 ~ Something for Mum
Totally Gorjuss #123 ~ Spring

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Wings

Tuesday is here again so it is time for me to share my Crafty Sentiments card and this week the theme is 'wings' a nice easy theme for this week.  Now for my card I have used 'Amy on a cloud' from Crafty Sentiments Designs and this is one of the very first Amy images I came across and I fell in love with her instantly and then shortly after I joined the Crafty Sentiments Designs Digi DT team (we later merged to eventually become the amazing team we are now) so when the theme was wings I just had to use Amy.  I have coloured her using copics and then added glitter to her cloud, she is mounted on to glitter card and I have used glitter card to cut borders using Crafty Cutter border die available at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  DP is papermania Blueberry Hill then I added flowers, buttons, wire and gems from my stash and the sentiment is from papermania Portobello Road stamp set. 
Ok, so thats what I did this week, don't forget to stop by the Crafty Sentiments challenge blog and check out what the rest of the uber talented DT have been up to and then add your winged delight to the blog and we'll be sure to stop by for a look.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me #74 ~ Things with wings
Fussy and Fancy #58 ~ Fairies
Totally Gorjuss #122 ~ Anyything Goes with a button
Allsorts #145 ~ Say it with flowers


Saturday 10 March 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Digi Release Friday

Didn't get chance to do this for yesterdays release oer at Crafty Sentiments Designs but this is this weeks digi stamp and it is just so cute, I'm sure you'll agree and great for all sorts of cards.  I have coloured 'Sweetheart Bunnies using my copics and to the basket of flowers I added the little punched out flowers from the border puch to give it a little dimension.  Papers are Raspberry Road Designs and the sentiment is Papermania stamp from the Portobello Road collection finsihed off with some ribbon from my stash.  As well as the new digi stamp Crafty Sentiments Design also now have in store some gorgeous pearl embellishments from Flourish with Bling, so do pop over to the store and have a look round.
I would  like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts #182 ~ Yellow & Red
Sketch 'n' Stash #82  ~ my image is new and my papers have been stored on my pc for ages.
Fab 'n' Funky #111 ~ Mellow Yellow
Crafty Creations #160 ~ Stripes
Crazy 4 Challenges #127 ~ Spring
Sweet Stampin' ~ Lets see those layers

Friday 9 March 2012

Annabel Shepherd

My card for tonight uses the adorable image from Crafty Sentiments Designs called Annabel Shepherd. I really do love working with these stamps they are a real joy.  I have coloured her using copics and inked the edges then matted her onto some pale yellow glitter card which I distressed the edges of.  My papers are papermania Blueberry Hill, flowers cut using cricut and more inking.  I also used a Crafty Cutters border die and Spring Sentiment both of which are available from Crafty Sentiments Designs and I finished off with some pink gems and pearls.  I tried for a shabby chic look and feel to this card but not sure I really achevied it (its not one of my strong styles but felt the image asked for it!)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:Sunday Sketch & Stamp #96
PaperTake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #88 ~ New Life
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Shabby chic/photo inspiration

Wednesday 7 March 2012

You're Invited ...

... to join the Mad For Markers Big Blog Hop on 22 March 2012.  You can find all the details and sign up for it over at the Mad For Markers Store Blog.  So I thought I would use one of the NEW birthday digi images to make an invitation.  I have used Birthday Girl 2 and I have given her a sign to hold,  I did this in PSE5 and added drop shadow before printing it out then adding colour to the image with my copics and stardust pens.  This is one of the great things about digi images -  you can resize and build up pictures and then print them out when you are happy with them.  My papers are I believe by Junkitz and came free with a scrapbooking magazine which must have been about 3 years ago!  cs is coredinsations and then I added gems, button and wire from my stash.  OK so hop on over to Mad For Markers and sign up for the Big Blog Hop, there will be loads of chances to win prizes.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge #172 ~ Button It
Stamptacular Sunday #14 ~ Text Me

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Bears

This week over at Crafty Sentiments Heather & Jo are your hosts and there is a fabulous theme of 'Bears' and there are lots of Bear stamps and digi stamps to choose from at the Crafty Sentiments Design store.  I have chosen to use Patches with his ballons which is part of a clear stamp set.  Now this card nearly went in the bin in the making as I totally got my measurements wrong and after spending ages paperpiecing and then framing the image using the Crafty Cutter border die (also available at Crafty Sentiments Designs along with some new dies) it ended up being too big for my card blank! :(  I just couldn't decide how I was going to sort this out till I remembered my big pad of cs from Lidls and when I looked through there was a piece that was just the right colour so all was saved!  I cut the cs with a wavy edge and also printed the sentiment and shape on the same cs then cut it out with the Crafty Cutter Vintage label die (also available at Craty Sentiments Designs)  I made the flower using the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge (still need more practice!) and the leaves are a punch.  All the papers used are scraps from my drawers, some are digi and some are magazine freebies but cant remember their names sorry.  Even the brown cs I used for the borders are scraps.  Oh and I did use my copics for the mushroom, bee and flower.

Thats what I have done, please stop by the other DT ladies as their work is gorgeous and then please do join in with our Bear challenge we love stopping by your blogs.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Monday 5 March 2012

Sweet Easter Tobey

Good afternoon bloggers, just popped on with a card I madethis morning before I head out the door work.  I have used Easter Tobey which is a very sweet stamp available at Crafty Sentiments Designs He really is a gem to colour and I have used copics.  The dps are all by Raspberry Road Designs from a kit called CherryLimeade.  I have also used the Crafty Cutter border die and stamp sentiment which are also both available at Crafty Sentiments Designs finished the card off with some flowers, wire, pearl strands and card candi from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
PaperTake Weekly ~ Sketch #65
SCSC #175 ~ Green for Go
2 Sisters #81 ~ Recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Paper Sundaes #110 ~ Green or Goodluck
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day. xx

Friday 2 March 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Digi Release Friday 2nd image

Yep back again and I have made a card with another of todays digi releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs this one is called 'Water Lily Frog' isn't he cute?  I have used my copics to colour with a touch of sakura stardust, cs is from a pad from Lidls, paper is Dovecraft Funky Vintage, sentiment is from the Spring collection also from Crafty Sentiments Designs finished off with a punched flower, gem, twine and charm from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Challenge #149 ~ Things that leap
Fab 'n' Funky #110 ~ Leap into action
Crafty Catz #122 ~ punches and dies
Crafts 4 Eterntiy #61 ~ Digital Delights

Crafty Sentiments - Digi Release Friday

Yep its Friday so its time to see what wonderful new digi releases there are over at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  There a 3 fab images this week and I have used the one of Patches sat on some books to make a bookmark.  I have coloured him using copics and then inked around him to match with the vintage feel of the  papers which are Echo Park Times & Seasons.  I have kept my bookmark simple and flat as although I love seeing all the fancy bookmarks with flowers and other raised elements I wouldn't be able to use them as a bookmark for fear of crushing them or marking the book.  As avid book readers Ria and I will certainly be able to make use of this cute little fella, even though he is quite 'boyish'  There are 2 other fabby images so be sure to check them out.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts #181 ~ Boys and their Toys
MTTC #147 ~ Circle Circus
Creative Inspirations #152 ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday 1 March 2012

Mad for Markers ~ Celebrating 2 years

Good morning happy Bloggers, well the sun is trying very hard to come out to play here in Dorset and I'm trying to make the most of the last few days of my holiday!  I have made a card using 'Birthday Guy' which is one of the new Mad For Markers digi images (which are availble to buy now), did you know that they are celebrating 2 years for a whole month, which will culminate in a fantastic blog hop on March 22, check out the Store Blog for more details of how to join in the fun.  Anyway back to my card, this little lad has been coloured in copics I then cut him and the mat out using my Cricut, blue cs is some scraps, dps are MME Krafty Funday Happy Days and then I added some ribbons from my stash and some brads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ It's a man thing
ABC Challenge ~ K is for Kraft