Saturday 30 June 2012

Crafty Sentiments New Stamps Release

Hi there, just wanted to let you all know that Crafty Sentiments Designs has a new release of stamps which will be available to buy on July 11th and in the run up to this the DT and some special guests are spending the next 10 days previewing the new stamps for you.

Now I don't have a card for you today but if you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog you will find lots of wonderful cards previewing the first of the new releases which is called 'Jasmin Winter Skates'  and I'll be back tomorrow with my first preview card. x

Friday 29 June 2012

Party Girl

I have made this card just because!  I love this image, its Annabel Party Girls from Crafty Sentiments Designs and the spots on her dress gave me the idea to go monochromatic and dotty and this is what I finished up with, it really did just evolve as it went along!  Spotty paper is from Raspberry Road Designs, cut the oval using the cricut and the ribbon, flowers and brads have all been in my stash for a long time, really enjoyed putting this together today, hope you like it too.

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

Incy Wincy Designs ~ Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries #27 ~ Birthdays
Crafts and Me #90 ~ Birthdays

Sunday 24 June 2012

Ria's latest project

Ria has actually had time this weekend to do some crafting and hasn't had to have her head stuck in a book revising the whole weekend away.  Today she set to and made a gift for a friend who is into 'Steampunk'  Ria bought a long style note pad and we printed off some steampunk digi paper by JLJ Designs and using the TH steampunk border die she made the cover and then coloured up Steampunk Victoria from Sassy Studio Designs using copics and some stardust.  She is thrilled with how it turned out.

Ria would like to enter her notebook into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly ~ Bingo (Die cut. free, glitter (sakura stardust pens))
Crafts and Me #89 ~ Anything Goes
Divas By Design #40  ~ To 'Die' For
All Sorts #160 ~ Any Die Will Do
2 Sisters #97 ~ Anything Goes
Mad For Markers ~ Off The Page (no cards or layouts)

Friday 22 June 2012

Summer Breeze

Good morning, well today I am doing a double shift at work due to illness so I'm starting at 8.30am and finishing at 9.30pm, think I'm going to be a tiny bit tired when I get home tonight! lol  Anyway today sees the release of a wonderful new digi image over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and this is 'Kaye ~ Summer Breeze' she really is a little cutie.  I have coloured her with copics and my papers are First Edition Hideaway with the addition of some pale orange cs then I added some buttons, ribbon and flowers from my stash.  I haven't added my sentiment yet as not sure what occasion I will use it for.  Be sure to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog as there are some wonderful cards there using Summer Breeze by other DT members.

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

Sweet Stampin ~ Here comes the summer fun.
Papertake Weekly ~ Bingo (ribbon, free, blooms)
Crafts and Me #89  ~ Anything Goes

Thursday 21 June 2012

new home

Just putting this up quickly before I head off to bed, not entirely happy with it my mojo certainly left home for this one! lol!  I have used First Edition Daydream papers, then sizzix dies for the tag, and house, tonic studios punch for the border, inking round the edges and flowers, ribbon and sentiment from my stash. Its really strange not having a stamped image on my card! lol

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

A & T Sketch Challenge ~ Bingo (Ribbon, die cut, glitter - background paper is glittered)
Fab 'n' Funky #126 ~ Polka dots
Divas By Design #40  ~ to 'Die' for

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Bright Colours over at Crafty Sentiments

Todays challenge over at Crafty Sentiments is 'BRIGHT COLOURS'  I chose to use Annabel Party Girl which is available at Crafty Sentiments Designs, she is coloured with copics and a little stardust.  My papers are Bearly Mine Designs and I took my colour inspiration from them.  I mounted Annabel on some black cs to make her pop and then made 3 little rolled flowers from some scraps of pink paper. I don't often go this bright for my cards but I loved it and it is actually brighter irl.

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

to be sorted when I get home from work! lol

Please do pop by and see the rest of the awesome work by the DT, you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday 18 June 2012

Who loves a freebie?

Well in all honesty we all love a freebie, don't we?  Well if you do then you need to hop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog as there is a wonderful freebie for you over there, but hurry only for a few days, hang on though before you go rushing over there wouldn't you like to see what it is?  Well I have made a card using the gorgeous 'Primrose Rocks' I have coloured her with copics, my papers are First Edition New Leaf, love that some of these papers are glittered and I embossed the plain pieces, flower, leaves, card candi and star tag all from my stash.  Hope you like it.

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

Crafty Catz #137 ~ Embossing
Sketch and Stash #90 ~ any previous sketch so I chose #63 and my new stash is the digi image and my old stash is the tag and flower.

Thanks for stopping by,  NOW its time to hop over to Crafty Sentiments for your freebie!

Friday 15 June 2012

NEW Kaye digi over at Crafty Sentiments Designs

Today Crafty Sentiments Designs has released a new Kaye digi stamp called 'Thinking of You' and she really is adorable.  I have coloured her with my copics and used papers from Lets Fly away paper pack.  The bunting and triangles were cut using the Cricut and under them is a border cut using a sizzix extended die, finished off with some twine and card candy.

Now I'm running a bit behind with my card but if you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog you can see some other wonderful cards made using this new image by other members of the DT.

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


Thursday 14 June 2012

For Dad

This week over at Crafty Sentiments it is the turn of Team A to inspire you with a Fathers Day Challenge but I couldn't resist joining in the fun so here is my card, but be sure to check the awesome work over at the Challenge Blog and we'd love it if you joined in with our challenge.  So for my card I have used the gorgeous image of Herbie with the letter A and I coloured with copics then cut out a couple of D's and some stars with my cricut, embossed the solid stars and used Bearly Mine Designs Simply Dots paper.  Hope you like it.

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

One Stop Craft Challenges #186 ~ Fathers Day
Sweet Stampin' ~ All Stitched Up ~ stitching round the 'A'
Cupcake Crafts #196 ~ Red White & Blue
LEJ Designs #7 Daddy Dearest/Male project
Fab 'n' Funky #125 ~ Fathers Day
Creative Inspirations #167 ~ Trooping The Colour

Monday 11 June 2012

Butterfly Girl

Hi there well this evening I have a card to show you using another of the wonderful new stamps which are now available over at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  This little beauty is called 'Butterfly Girl' and I have coloured her with my copics, papers are First Editions Family Ties and I have added some sparkly red ribbon that I bought recently.  The butterflies are all punches and finished off with some card candy.

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

Stampin' for the weekend #11 Bugs & Butterflies

Sunday 10 June 2012

For Dad

Good morning to you all, well its not raining here so thats something but its not exactly sunny either! So perfect for sitting in my craft room playing with my stash! lol.  I have a card today that I have made for Ria to give to her dad, normally I get her to make her own but she is snowed under with revision at the mo so I took pity on her!  For my card I have used papers from MME Kraft Funday Happy Days and matted it on to black cs.  All edges have been distressed, I cut the banner using the cricut and my image which is coloured with copics is from Charmed Cards & Crafts and is Fun Time from the Boy Oh Boy collection.  The ticket sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments Designs and then I have matted it using a sizzix ticket die cut.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy Challenges #121 ~ Childhood Memories
Crafty Cardmakers #69 ~ Distress It
SCSC #189 ~ Happy Fathers Day
2 Sisters #95 ~ Sketch

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the NEW stamps are released today over at Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ They are fab!

Saturday 9 June 2012

Sneak Peek 2 Lets Play Music

Ok I'm back with the second sneak peek of some of the new stamps being release tomorrow (June 10th) over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and this is another wonderful image and is called Lets Play Music.  Coloured with copics I have placed her on a sizzix ticket diecut which has been embossed and sanded, then a smaller ticket diecut used for the sentiment, the wonderful dp is from the Tropical Dreams collection by Bearly Mine Designs and I finished off with a white flower which I coloured with copics and topped with a wonderful wooden button.  I have to admit I love these images they are great fun to work with and a dream to colour.

Isn't she gorgeous, don't forget you can buy her tomorrow over at Crafty Sentiments Designs

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday #166 ~ Photo Inspiration
LEJ Designs #6 ~ Button It
Can You Digi It? #11 ~ Button It Up


Sneak Peek Sk8r Boi

Good morning and today the sun is shining which makes a nice change!  I'm here this morning to give you a sneak peek of a couple of the new stamps about to be released (tomorrow 10th June) over at Crafty Sentiments Designs, and you are gonna love 'em!  My first card uses Roller Skates and he just looks so adorable.  I've coloured with copics and then put him on a card that I put together digitally in PSE5 from some very old digi kits that I hadn't even looked at for quite some time, but I loved the wall effect paper and the lacing effect.  I really should do more hybrid cards it was great fun putting this together.

Isn't he just adorable?  and dont forget you can buy him from tomorrow over at Crafty Sentiments Designs

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #166 ~ Card for a Male
TFL and I'll be back later with another sneak peek hope to see you then. x

Friday 8 June 2012

In the summertime

Today I have made a card which shouts 'summer' as its been cold, damp and dreary here so I needed something a bit warm and bright!  I have used 'Riding the Waves' which is available at Crafty Sentiments Designs, coloured with copics and some sakura stardust added for a little bling.  Papers are from a digi kit I have had for a very long time called Summer Come Early by Mel Hains, the flowers were cut on the cricut and then layered to match the one on her hat, leaves are a punch.  The sentiment is cuttlebug die that I had forgotten about! oops lol and that was put on to a vintage label die cut (the Crafty Cutter die is available from Crafty Sentiments Designs)  The cut out wave type border is actually cut on the cricut from some blue mirricard but the shine doesn't show in the picture, finished off with a few gems for good measure.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #101 ~ Friendship
Creative Card Crew #12 ~ Song Inspired ~ We're all going on a summer holiday
Crafty Catz #136 ~ Summertime

Thursday 7 June 2012

A right Royal revision!

Ok so I have now made Ria's chemistry revision book so that should now be all of them (I hope! lol) For this one I used an image from Pink Gem Designs that I know Ria loves coloured him in with copics and the crown is coloured with a gold gel pen, papers are Papermania Portobello Road with oddments of cs and mirricard finished off with a punched flower and some buttons from the Portobello Road range.  Ria is very pleased with it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #74 ~Royals (only just in time!)
One Stop Craft Challenge #185 ~ Crown or diamond + red, white and blue

Geography notes

Quite some time ago I made several revision books for Ria to hold her revision cards and now we need 2 more so here is the one I have made today for Geography, while I was pondering what to do I remember this adorable digi image from Charmed Cards & Crafts, it is Madison on Safari from the World Tour collection and this time I have used a pre-coloured image.  The papers are from an old RAC Road Atlas which I crumpled and inked for some added dimension as on the whole these books need to be fairly lump free for being carted round in her school bag.  The little blue arrows are peeloffs.

I would like to enter this book into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #124 ~ Go Green ~ recycled map
Moving Along With The Times ~ Anything But a Card

Wednesday 6 June 2012


I was lucky enough to recently win some images from Sassy Design Studios and this was one of the images I chose.  I wanted to use gingham for that country feel so used some of the gingham papers from Bearly Mine Designs.  I coloured the image with copics and used the sizzix ticket dies to cut her out and the mat.  Used some gingham ribbon that has been in my stash forever!  Added some little brads and the sentiment and corner were cut with the Cricut.  Now this has sat on my desk for most of the day and I kept looking for something else to add as I felt it needed more but no matter what I tried it really didn't work so this is how it finished up and actually I rather like it now! lol  All that time that I could have been working on something else! doh! lol, better luck tomorrow instead.

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

Totally Gorjuss #134  ~ Sketch

Mr Boots for Mad For Markers

Today I have my Mad For Markers Digi DT make and  I have made something that fits in with this months challenge over at the Mad For Markers Challenge Blog - Off the Page (no cards or layouts) after a bit of a think and after being suitably impressed by Sammis shoes this is what I came up with.  Now I know I have used paper but its definitely not a card.  It wasn't the easiest to photograph either as the CD I used for the base was very reflective!  Well I have coloured Mr Boots from the Doggies Collection, available at Mad For Markers Online Store and coloured him using E33, 35,37 & 29.  Paper is from a very old digi kit called Best Friends and the bowl of food is from another kit, matted it all onto some brown cs and then onto the cd and added some funky fibres for a finishing touch.
A Close up

In all its glory! 

Tuesday 5 June 2012

Best Wishes

This weekend I took advantage of the Jubilee sale over at Bearly Mine Designs and treated myself to some paper packs (I've only recently discovered them so have some catching up to do! lol) and this Simply Dots paper is just so versatile and comes in so many different shades, anyway the one I chose is a shade of blue that I don't use too often but I found I had some cs that went with it beautifully.  I used a gorgeous stamp from Crafty Sentiments called Roses & Tulips which is just great for so many different occasions and is great on its own or mixed with other stamps, I love versatility it really gives me my moneys worth! lol  So I coloured with copics mind you it took me a while to get my terracotta colour! cut the image out with a sizzix ticket die.  The fork and trowel border is cut on the cricut as is the ribbon slider and the rolled flowers (papers for the flowers came from my scraps drawer) finished off with a little yellow organza ribbon and a butterfly charm from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #123 ~ Celebrations
Sentimental Sundays #105 ~ Show me Your Spots
Digital Tuesday #163 ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges #38 ~ How Charming

Crafty Sentiments ~ WOW

Here we are its Tuesday and this week at Crafty Sentiments its the turn of Team B to inspire you to join our challenge.  The theme this week is  WOW - White on White.  For my card I embossed the base card with fiskars embossing plate Whimsy run through the Big Shot then I glittered it all around the edge, I used the Crafty Cutters Summer Doily Die available at Crafty Sentiments Designs and then layered on to that my image Flora also available at Crafty Sentiments Designs who I coloured using copics and sakura stardust for bling, this was added to the card using foam pads for dimension, then I cut out a simple ribbon slider using the cricut some white ribbon and a little white bow.  Unfortunately the embossing doesnt show up to well in the picture but I like the effect irl.

Now don't forget to pop over the challenge blog and check out the rest of the ladies amazing work and I hope you will then join in our challenge this week.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations #165 ~ Diamond, lots of sparkle
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #188 ~ Anything Goes
OSAAT #116 ~ Use a digi

Monday 4 June 2012

Steampunk Owl

Ok, was having a look through my digi images and saw this cute Steampunk Owl that I won recently which is from Pink Gem Designs, after choosing my papers which are a mix of Bearly Mine Designs (small dots) and Dovecraft I decided to use the pre-coloured version of the owl as it fitted my colour scheme.  Then used some oddments of cs for the clockface, filmstrip, cogs and sentiment circle.  I even made the time on the clock face match the time on the owls hat! lol.  Love how this turned out and it already has a home to go to as a friend of Ria's is into Steampunk and its her birthday so I hope she'll like it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Designs #37 ~ Animal Kingdom
Tuesday Throwdown #100 ~ Masculine

Friday 1 June 2012

New Digi Releases from Crafty Sentiments Design

Wow! where is the time going, its feels like ages since I crafted and blogged, work has been hectic shall we say but I wont bore you with the deets instead I'd like to show you one of the beautiful new digi releases that are available from today in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store  There are 3 all together so pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog to get a preview of all three there really are lots of fab inspirational pieces.

Anyway back to my card!  I have used 'He Loves Me' and coloured her with copics cut out with a nestie and inked the edges, she is then matted onto a Crafty Cutters Summer Doily available at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store  My papers are K& Co McKenna and the flower and leaves are cut on the cricut and ribbon from my stash added.

Also over at the Store there is a special Jubilee Sale going on so go check it out and grab yourselves some fantastic bargains.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash #88 my digi image is new and my papers are very old!
Crafty Creations #172 ~ Running in Circles
Divas By Design #37 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me ~ Add a ribbon