Wednesday 27 August 2014

Happy BIrthday with the Divas

Good morning, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Divas By Design and this week it's a nice easy one 'Happy Birthday' and we are sponsored by 
And be sure to stop by and check out what the DT ladies have been up to this week, lots and lots of gorgeousness on view at Divas By Design.

For my card this week I have used an adorable image from the Stamp Fairy called Barry Birthday 5.  I printed him direct to Kraft and coloured him using spectrum pencils and I'm pleased with how he turned out, the cherry paper is First Editions Family Ties, the sentiment is stamped in caramel ink and the cherry embellishment is cut on the Cricut and the bakers twine is from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
My Time To Craft #256 ~ Food & Drink

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Lets Go Animal Crazy

Good morning, it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week it's my turn to challenge you and I thought it would be nice to say hello to all those gorgeous animal images we have, so lets see your 'Animals'.  

Don't forget to check out what the DT have have been up to, as always they have worked super hard to bring you lots of awesome inspiration. And look at this weeks amazing prize.

So for this weeks card I have used the cute 'All Bandage Up' stamp which is available in the Crafty Sentiments Design Store.  I have coloured with spectrum pens and kept the whole card pretty monochromatic, the paper is DCWV Natural Stack (foiled), the sentiment is pc generated, brads, eyelets, fish charm, flower and funky fibre are all from my stash and I have had them all quite some time! lol

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #270 ~ Dig deep, use something old from your stash
Totally Gorjuss #250 ~ 'Sorry'
Fussy and Fancy Friday #121 ~ Pets or favourite animal
Crazy 4 Challenges #250 ~ Animals
Crazy Challenge #178 ~ Cute Little Animals

Thursday 21 August 2014

Oh so Cheerful!

Good morning, there is a wonderful new release of stamps this week over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and the DT are giving you some wonderful sneak peeks of these stamps over the next 2 days before they are released on Saturday 23 August.  To see them all pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration Blog.

For my release card I am showcasing the wonderful 'Cheerful' stamp, their smiles are just so infectious don't you think?  They are coloured with spectrums and some liquid pearls added here and there.  Papers are from First Editions Dreamcatcher pad, sentiment stamp is from TGF, die cuts are all JS and I finished of with some pearl brads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #189 ~ Something old, sentiment stamp and brads
Crazy Challenge #178 ~ Cute little animals
PaperTake Weekly ~ To die for
Tuesday Throwdown #209 ~ Our furry little friends
Crafty Creations #270 ~ Dig deep (something old from your stash) sentiment stamp and brads.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the new stamps will be available in store on Saturday 23 August and they are just so adorable.

Sunday 17 August 2014

Thanks again

And here is the second thank you card for Ria, using the same image from Crafty Sentiments Designs, coloured with spectrums, the sentiment is stamped and then heat embossed to match the copper foiling on the dp from DCWV Naturals stack teamed up with some Kraft cs and finished off with some funky fibres.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Love to Create #128 ~ Inspired by a book, song or Movie ~ 'Talk to the Animals' song


A little thank you

Just recently through parts of the summer holidays Ria has been spending some time doing work experience at local vets and she asked me if I could make some Thank You cards and having seen a card I made for an upcoming post she knew just what image she wanted me to use so here is the first one.  I'm sorry it's not a very good picture as the papers have a bit of a sheen to them.  I decided to go with a C&S monochromatic card.

The swirls at the top, middle and bottom of the card are cut with an Xpress Border Die, the circles are spellbinders and I added faux stitching, the image is 'Bandaged Up' and is from Crafty Sentiments Designs and is coloured with spectrums and the card is finished with a peel off sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Love to Create #128 ~ Inspired by a book, song or movie ~ Dr Dolittle
Tuesday Throwdown #208 ~ Sketch
The Paper Shelter #169 ~ Punches and/or dies
Sentimental Sundays #220 ~ Monochromatic colours

Friday 15 August 2014

Crafty Catz #244 ~ Recycle It

OOps so sorry but I am running somewhat late today, by the time I got to work yesterday and realised it was Thursday and my laptop was at home and I was on a sleepin it was just too late to rectify, also was a little bit caught up in nerves on behalf of Ria as it was AS results day yesterday too!  But she did us and herself proud and attained 3 A's in English Lang, Biology and Geography and 1 D in Chemistry.  To be fair she was expecting a poor result for the Chemistry as it had been an extremely hard exam and she plans to resit it. But we are just so proud of her. :-)

Anyway back to today, as it's Friday (ok I know 1/2 of the day has gone already! lol) which means time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this time the talented Ingrid has challenged us (and you) to 'Recycle It' and we are sponsored by ... 
PRIZE ......$15 GC to the Fred She Said Store. 

Now you really should check out all the amazing projects by the DT ladies, they totally rocked this challenge.  I always get worried about recycling challenges, dunno why I've always got lots of recycled buttons and ribbon but wanted to try a little different.  While I was trying to think of something to do I came across this sentiment which I got as a freebie a long time ago from Sentimental Sundays and that was then I remembered an old road atlas tucked away on a shelf and thought it would work well. I also liked Naomi's sketch from a couple of weeks ago so used it again, I finished off with some small green gems and a butterfly from my stash.  It has already found a home in Ria's bedroom! lol

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts #271 ~ All Sentimental

Wednesday 13 August 2014

So Charming with the Divas

Hi there, well here we are it's Wednesday so that means a new challenge over at Divas By Design and this week we are looking to see your charms and our fabulous sponsor is 

For my project this week I have made a card that I have lifted from one a very good friend sent me.  I have always loved her original card but not been brave enough to try it until now and I am so glad I did.  I used my new First Editions Blank Canvas papers and cut the frame using my Cricut.  The stem is actually the handle of a broom stamp! and the leaves are by I can't remember! lol the flower is also cut on the Cricut from the same papers and then topped off with a button and some twine, I used the same twine lower down the card and attached a small leaf charm, then I got brave and stamped a small sentiment directly to the paper.  Love how this turned out and Heather if you are looking, thanks for the wonderful inspiration x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #188 ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Anything Goes with Crafty Sentiments

Good morning today it's time for a new challenge with Crafty Sentiments and this week it's everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes' and the prize for this weeks randomly chosen winner is ...
Isn't she adorable?

So this week I made a tag, I cut the layers on my Cricut using MME Wild Asparagus papers, embossed one layer then added some flowers cut from the same papers using the Cricut and held together with giant brads and added a starburst die cut.  For my image I used the adorable Harriet who has been coloured using spectrum pens and pencils and finished off with a little ribbon hanger.
I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter #168 ~ Make it digital
Crafty Creations #269 ~ Flower Power
Crafts 4 Eternity #188 ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #247 ~ Floral Fancies
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what my awesome teamies have made they are fabulous.

Friday 8 August 2014

Crafty Catz #243 ~ Lazy Days of Summer

Good morning it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this time the theme is 'Lazy Days of Summer' and has been chosen by the wonderful Nina.  We have a fabulous sponsor in the shape of 
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Now for my card this week I remembered a digi stamp that I had from Charmed Cards & Crafts designed by Louise Brigden that I have had for a very long time (I have lots of her images!  They were the first ones that I got into when starting my card making journey) and I teamed Peggy Pig up with some new papers I bought last week, First Edition ~ Blank Canvas, the sentiment on the front is cut on the Cricut using papers from the pad too and I finished off with some gems and some funky fibres (again I've had this for ages! lol).

for the inside I generated the sentiment on the pc and matted it with the same papers and fibres used on the front.
I'm really pleased with how this turned out, the bright bold colours are so summery, I hope you can find the time to play along with us this week.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digi Makeover #152 ~ Anything Goes
Love to Create #127 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #275 ~ Here Comes Summer

Friday 1 August 2014

Crafty Catz #242 ~ Sketch time

Good morning all, well I have sheduled this post as I am at work but will be finishing at 10 am and that's me done for the weekend whoo hooo! so I'm looking forward to a relaxing crafting weekend although I think my other half may have other plans! lol  Anyway as it's Friday that means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Naomi has set us all a fabulous sketch.  We have 2 wonderful sponsors too

And the DT got to play with some awesome Bugaboo images, be sure to check out all the lovely inspiration from the DT.  For my card I used 'Flowerbird' and made a thank you card.  Papers are First Edition, teamed with cs from a pad from Lidls.  The flowers are a punch and the leaves and sentiment are cut on the Cricut.  Image is coloured with copics and I finished off with some liquid pearls and a 'build a brad' brad using some of the dp. (oh and I turned the sketch round by 90 degrees)
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Take Flight