Friday 27 June 2014

Another drowning ...

... card that is!  Here is number 3 of the 4 that have been requested by my aunt so one more to go.  This one is coloured with spectrums and sakura stardust, the paper is PM Ahoy There and some blue cs then I finished off with some gems and ribbon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges #241 ~ Sketch
The Crazy Challenge #174 ~ By the Sea

Crafty Catz #237 ~ Anything Goes

Yay it's Friday and time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week its the wonderful Carol who picked the theme and she has picked your favourite ... Anything Goes and the fabulous sponsor for this week is ... 

Our Badge

For my card I have used the fabulous Stella from Bugaboo and this is the 2nd of the 4 commissioned cards for my aunt using Stella and the matching sentiment. Coloured with spectrum pens and pencils with a touch of sakura stardust, papers are Bearly Mine Designs, a little pink shimmery cs and flowers and brad from my stash, I even added some machine stitching to this as well, the sewing machine was still out so it seemed silly not too! lol
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #218 ~ Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Things with wings (Do water wings count? lol)
The Crazy Challenge #174 ~ By the Sea
Crafty Creations #266 ~ Things with wings (Do water wings count? lol)

Sunday 22 June 2014

A little bit of fun

Hi there got a quick card to share today, recently I made a card using the fab Bugaboo 'Stella drown your troubles image and sentiment'  I sent it to my mum who loved it and so did my aunt.  She loved it so much she asked me for another 4!  So here is one of those 4.  I am actually differing the layout, colours etc and it's fun to see how different they look and I'm sure you will see them appear here over time! lol

Anyway this one I went with a blue/black colours scheme and kept it simple, the image is coloured with spectrums and a little bit of sakura stardust then just added some little gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #218

Saturday 21 June 2014


Good morning, I hope its bright and sunny where you are today, its lovely here in Dorset and I'm enjoying a well deserved couple of days off work but I have totally lost track of time and where in the month I am and for that reason I am a day late sharing with you my project showcasing a fabulous new set of stamps from Crafty Sentiments Designs,  I know I say this a lot but you are going to love these stamps!  Now today is day 3 of our 3 day preview and you really need to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog to check out the fabulous projects made by my talented DT teamies, they really are a bunch of awesome crafters.  The fabulous 4 new stamps will be available to buy at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store tomorrow and I'm sure they will be flying out the door real quick so don't forget to grab yours!

So onto my project, I have used the adorable 'By the Sea' and coloured with a mix of copics, spectrums and spectrum pencils. I thought this little man would make the ideal front piece for an album filled with summer memories.  The covers are made from mountboard and a tip for those of you who would like to use mountboard more but can be put off by the price, pop along to your local picture framers and ask if they have any offcuts they are throwing out.  (They often have to pay to get rid of it!) I came away from the framers last week with a fantastic amount including some 12x12 pieces.  Anyway back to my project, I covered the mountboard with some digi paper that I have had for years and is from a collaboration kit called Take a Dip by Digi Designs By Nicole (I don't actually know if she is still trading this kit goes back to 2009), the lettering is a quickcutz alpha and the shells are cut on the Cricut.  I got out my trusty Bind-it-All to put it all together and then added some ribbon and string to decorate the bind, finished off the decoration using some gems.

I would like to enter this album into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Bright Funky Colours
Love to Create #120 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #163 ~ Anything but a card
ABC Challenge ~ N is for Nautical
Crafty Creations #265 ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ circles, ribbon, die cut
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Anything Goes

Friday 20 June 2014

Crafty Catz #236 ~ Stitches

Good morning it's Friday and time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Naomi has chosen the theme of stitches (real or faux) and we have a fabulous sponsor for you in the shape of the

Prize 3 digi images

So for my card this week I ummed and ahhed about how I would add my stitching, should I draw it on..No! I could use my embossing folder ...No  or how about some die cut stitches? No ...No none of these were hitting the mark so that meant it was time to get the sewing machine out from under its cover and some boxes of scraps of card!  So out it came and real stitching appeared on my card!  The thing is I actually like it just don't think to do it very often, lol  I used a fabulous image from Dilly Beans, coloured with copics and spectrums and as you can see I've been playing around with hair colour again.  The large piece of paper is from the Santoro pad by Trimcraft and it is glittered, the smaller piece is from a very old K&Co pad but not sure which as the cover is now non-existant! and I stitched round this to attach it. The flower is from my stash and I added a little skull brad and a tag with a small bird stamped on it.  Finished of with a stamped sentiment. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digi Makeover #145 ~ Stitching
Love to Create #120 ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday 17 June 2014

C & S or Full On with Crafty Sentiments

Good morning crafters, it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week you have 2 choices, you can go with C&S or Full On and we have a fabulous prize for you too ... 

For my card I went C&S and I have used the super cute stamp 'Tulips' which is available at Crafty Sentiments Designs and stamped him onto a piece of card, coloured with copics and spectrums, the sentiment is also from Crafty Sentiments, I then matted this card onto a piece of yellow card and then matted onto a card blank. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' ~ Say it with flowers
Love to create #120 ~ Anything Goes

Friday 13 June 2014

Crafty Catz #235 ~ Use 2 different dies

Good morning, Wow! I hope you are all enjoying some fabulous weather at the moment, it's glorious here in Dorset and it's time for a new challenge with the Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Nick has chosen the theme of 2 different dies and we have a fabulous sponsor too ...
Prize 3 Digital images

The Dt got to play with some awesome images from our sponsors so be sure to check out what my super talented teamies have made this week.  I have used the adorable 'Day Dreaming' which I have coloured with spectrums, the pp is from First Editions and I embossed some coredinations cs using a new notebook folder from Darice.  My die cuts cut from a slightly lighter shade of the cs and are starburst JS, Clock face and hands Xcut and the label die is by Crafty Cutters from Crafty Sentiments designs as is the sentiment.

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

Friday 6 June 2014

Crafty Catz #234 ~ Inspired by a Song

Good morning all, it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and it's my turn to choose the theme so I hope you are all in good singing voice because I chose the theme of  'Inspired by a Song'.  We have a fabulous sponsor this week too ...

I have to admit I had great fun making this card both because of the fabulous Bugaboo image and sentiment and the song that inspired it!  The image is coloured with copics and spectrums with a little stardust pen added here and there.  Some black cs and the paper is from Raspberry Road Designs.  I kept it simple because every time I tried to add some embellishment it really didn't work! lol  And can you guess my song choice? ...

Well it just had to be 'Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie Weenie, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' lol
So I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #63 ~ Nautical
Crafty Creations #264 ~ It is all about 'S' ~ sea, swimming, summer, sunglasses, spots, song.

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Red, white & blue with the Divas

Good morning we have a fabulous new challenge for you over at Divas By Design, this week it's a colour theme, RED, WHITE & BLUE.  We are being sponsored this week by ...

So for my card this week I used one of the newer stamps available over at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  This little cutie is called 'Hey There' and ain't she just the cutest.  I've coloured the image with a mix of copics, spectrum pens and tried to add some definition with my new spectrum pencils.  The papers are PM Portobello Road and I used some red cs and a couple of JS banner dies and I used a couple of spelbinder dies for the sentiment which is a wood mounted stamp from I don't know where! lol

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fussy & Fancy Friday #115 ~ Outdoors
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Time for a little gardening

The other day I heard about The East Wind challenge blog so I took a visit and signed up for their newsletter and received this wonderful freebie 'Aurora Gardening' and just had to go ahead and use it to enter their challenge of embossing and this is the result!

I coloured using spectrums and added some definition using the pencils (still needs a lot of practice but I like the effect I'm starting to acheive) and I had a great time colouring her hair in pinks. The background paper is from Crafts Too pad, the embossed cs is yellow whitewashed coredinations embossed with a new darice folder, the sentiment was heat embossed and the card was finished off with JS butterflies and liquid pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #178 ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ Birthday, Yellow, embossing and die cuts, yellow and spots.
Love To Create #118 ~ Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
The East Wind #8 ~ Embossing (wet or dry)

Anything Goes with Crafty Sentiments

Oh wow do we have an awesome prize for you this week over at Crafty Sentiments.  Our challenge is 'Anything Goes' and the prize is ...
and this cd is packed full of fantastic printables and images so for my project this week I chose to use some elements from the cd.

As you can see I made a total of 3 items.  The first is a cute pillow box which all you have to do is print, cut, fold and stick together and your ready to go!  but of course you can add whatever embellishments you want to, I added some glitter to the cake and some 3d glaze to the cherry on top.

Then I made 2 cards, using Photoshop Elements I added elements from the cd to a paper from the cd and used sentiments from the cd too and after printing them off (in different sizes) I added glitter and 3d glaze to the cute little pre coloured image, hey presto 2 cards.  I thought about it afterwards and thought how great this would be for making party invites and thank you cards, so the possibilities are endless.

I would like to enter these projects into the following challenges:
Digi Makeover Challenge #143 ~ Anything goes
Love to Create #118 ~ Happy Birthday
TFL and I hope you play along with us this week to be in with a chance to win that fabulous cd.