Friday 28 February 2014

Crafty Catz #220 ~ Anything Goes

Good Morning and Happy Friday, I hope you all have something nice planned for your weekend.  Today I'm on a long day and sleep in at work followed by an early on Saturday but I'm planning on some craft time Saturday afternoon and again on Sunday as yesterday I took delivery of a Cricut Expression that I won on Ebay! So I am looking forward to playing! lol  Anyway I digress as it's Friday that means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and it's one you all love, it's 'Anything Goes' and you should see the wonderful makes the Crafty Catz.  Our sponsors this week are ...

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Prize 3 digi images

Fabulous prizes and the DT got to use some of the fabulous images from Stamping Boutique.  I have used the Owl Family image, coloured with spectrums. Papers are MME Wild Asparagus and some brown cs. The sentiment was cut on my old Cricut Personal Cutter which is most definietly on its way out, hence the new one! I finished off with some red gems, die cut branches and a flower.

I would like to enter this card into the following challengs:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Humour
Crafty Cardmakers and More #110 ~ Come fly with me
The Paper Shelter #147 ~ Animal Magic

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Make It Sparkle with the Divas

Good morning its time for a wonderful new challenge over at Divas By Design and this week its 'Make It Sparkle' and we all love a bit of sparkle don't we?!  There is a fabulous Craft Bag up for grabs too for the lucky winner.

For my project I have made another page for my calendar.  I used the fabulous Freida Flapper from Kenny K and she was a delight to colour in using my copics and spectrums.  I teamed her up with some gorgeous new paper I got whilst on my hols last week its First Edition 'Neroli' and the patterned piece I have used has a gem effect on it, the blue mat is also from the pad and the red background is actually a spare envelope!  I have added lots of sparkle to my image using sakura stardust pens and then I finished off with some gems from my stash and the calendar page, love how this turned out.

And here is a close up taken with the flash to give you an idea of the sparkle.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #247 ~ Ladies Day
OSAAT #201 ~ Girly
KennyK's Krafty Krew #166 ~ Distressed Edges
Love To Create #104 ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #184 ~ Anything Goes 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at Divas by Design playing along with our challenge xx

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Lets see a little LOVE with Crafty Sentiments

We have a fabulous new challenge for you over at Crafty Sentiments and this week Caz has chosen the theme of 'LOVE' and this weeks prize is 

And in order to be in with extra chances of winning all you need to do is ... If you use a CS image please put #3 after your name, #3 if a follower of our Inspirational blog and #6 if you have done both, so that means you have up to 6 chances..

So for this week I have made another page for my calendar, hopefully by the end of the year I will have been able to share all the pages! lol  Anyway I used the cute image 'Will You' which is available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store, coloured with a mix of copics and spectrums, some scraps of cs and some old paper, added some gems, pearls hearts, punched flowers and die cut leaves, finished off with the calendar page and hey presto February!  Don't forget to check out what the rest of our super talented DT ladies have been up to.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter #146 ~ punches & dies
Love to Create #104 ~ Anything Goes


Friday 21 February 2014

Crafty Catz #219 Cream, Green + 1 other

Hi there, well here we are it's Friday, I've had a fabulous holiday this week and travel back home tomorrow and back to work on Sunday!  So it's time to share with you this weeks new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Christine has chosen the theme of Cream, Green + 1 other colour.  Now I have to admit I was initially a little stumped as to what to do here but then I thought about the cute new image from Crafty Sentiments Design called Dayna and thought the image might look cute coloured cream and my project was born from there.  So before I show you what I made I wanted to tell you about the wonderful sponsor this week and it's 

So I decided to make a treat box using the cute image Dayna, I coloured using spectrums and added 3d glaze to the balloon, I added a stamped tag sentiment to the balloon and my backing paper was a First Edition paper and I finished off with some green gems and then added some chocolate bars!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love to Create #103 Make it sparkle with bling
Creative Card Crew #55 ~ KISS (keep it simple & sweet)
Crafty Creations Challenges #257 Keep it simple
TFL and I hope you find the time to play along with us.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Crafty Sentiments New Release Preview Day 1

How exciting it's new release time over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and we have some fabulous new stamps in the Lollipop Dreams Collection to show you over the next 3 days.  So check out the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration Blog to see lots of wonderful samples of these gorgeous new stamps.  Today it is the turn of 'Meeting Firends' and 'Prom'.  For my project I have used the cute 'Meeting Friends' isn't she just a darling! and she will be available to buy, along with the other new stamps on 22 February

I have coloured her using copics and spectrums and I used a Joanna Sheen bunting die cut on the top and pinned her as a decoration in the top of a calorie free cupcake.  I used a tutorial from here  and here to make my cupcake and base from.  The base is decorated with liquid pearls and peeloff sentiments. The ribbon is decorated with shiny flower sequins stitched in place with purple seed beads.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles #75 ~ Ribbon and Bling
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Flower Power
Quirky Crafts #4 Pile it high, layer it up and 3d it
Love to Create #103 ~ Make it Sparkle with bling
Papertake Weekly ~ Lovely Layers
ABC ~ F is for flowers

Friday 14 February 2014

Crafty Catz # 218 ~ Lady in Red

Good morning and happy Friday and Happy Valentines Day!  Time for a wonderful new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week the fantastic theme of Lady In Red has been chosen by our wonderful leader Carol.  We have 2 great sponsors for you too ... 



Either a £20 worth of goodies
or a £20 voucher to spend in our online store.
(unfortunately they no longer post to the USA)

Fabulous don't you agree, well the DT all had the chance to play along with a Rick St Dennis image, how fun and I chose Jazz Singer.  I have used spectrums to colour her and added black glitter to the pattern on her red dress and some sakura clear glitter pen to her hair.  I decided to keep this pretty simple to let the image speak for itself so kept with the red/black/sparkle theme by finishing off with a wonder Joanna Sheen die cut.

The close up shows the sparkle in her hair and glitter on her dress better.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Sassy & Sexy
Love To Create #102 ~ colour challenge use red and or pink
Everybody Art #265 ~ Partytime

Wednesday 12 February 2014

With Love at Divas By Design

Good morning it's time for a new challenge over at Divas By Design and this week the theme is 'With Love' and our fabulous sponsor is ... 

For my card I have used a beary cute couple the image is called 'The Gentle Touch' and is a digi stamp from Crafty Sentiments Design, aren't they just so sweet?  Coloured with spectrums and mounted on a die cut doily, the banner die cut is a Joanna Sheen, a good friend sent me some wonderful die cuts for my birthday recently and this is one of them and now I so NEED the die! lol I coloured it with copics to match the the yellow of the roses in the pretty paper from Bearly Mine Designs and I added some little to gems to the ends of the banner, finished off with the stamped sentiment and some flowers and wire from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #180 ~ Flags and or Banners
Emerald Faeries #52 ~ Lets see those banners

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Buttons & Bows with Crafty Sentiments

This week over at Crafty Sentiments our theme has been chosen by Caz and she wants to see buttons and or bows, so plenty of scope there.  The prize for this week is fabulous too ... 

For my card I have used one of the recent releases 'Dayna' who you can find over at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  Coloured with spectrums and I decoupaged the balloon, the paper is Bearly Mine Designs teamed with Kraft cs.  The sentiment is 2 stamps from 'Sentimentals' from Crafters Companion and I finished off with a bow shaped wooden button and some gem strands.

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

Friday 7 February 2014

Crafty Catz #217 ~ Love is in the Air

Good morning and happy Friday to you all, this weekend I have a very full weekend of working so I am looking forward to Tuesday which is my day off.  Due to working I have had to shedule this post so I hope it works ok!

Anyway as it's Friday that means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Nina has chosen the theme 'Love is in the Air' and we are sponsored by ...

prize...7 images of winners choice

Fantastic and the DT were able to play with some fabulous images so do make sure you check out their fabulous work, you wont be disappointed!  

For my card I have made an anniversary card, commissioned by my Aunt and I have used a fabulous Stella and Gus image, I love these guys they are such fun. I have coloured with spectrums and added 3d glaze to their glasses and the little heart above them.  Paper is MAMBI and the flowers, heart brad, ribbon and heart charm are all from my stash.  I also decorated the inside of this card and used the sentiment that came with the image but had to change it ever so slightly to fit my needs.  I am pleased to say that my Aunt is very pleased with it too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #198 ~ Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #164 ~ Love is in the air
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #202 ~ Calling all brads

Sunday 2 February 2014

Fishing George

This card is a commissioned card requested by my aunt so I hope she likes it.  She gave me some key points to work with and fishing and Man U were among them so that was my starting point.  After racking my (tiny) brain for inspiration I suddenly remembered good ole 'George' from the pen of Louise Brigden over at Charmed Cards & Crafts.  Once upon a time I only had Dottie & George digi images and used them so much, so bringing George out again was like revisiting an old friend!  Anyway I coloured George with copics and spectrums and added a tiny bit of sakura stardust to the fish.  Papers are a freebie download I got ages ago but can't remember where from and Kraft cs. the sentiments are some stamps and I finished off with some ribbon from my stash.  I decorated the inside of this card (very simply) with some of the paper and Kraft and a pc generated sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations #250 ~ Stamping
2 Sisters #173 ~ Embossing
Challenges 4 Everybody #38 ~ Anything Goes