Saturday, 31 July 2010


Oh wow!.. it feels like I have been away from blogland for ages!... I have just got rid of a chest infection, and so am just bouncing back.  I feel I have missed so much! :( tut.

Anyway, I made this card today using some bits and bobs I won in a recent blog hop on from Dawny P .  I was made up to win one of these kits :)

I followed the sketch on the Sweet Stampin challenge, and will be entering this card in the below competitions:

Sweet Stampin - Sketch
Wild Orchid Challenge - Lovely Lace
Crafty Catz - Fabric, I used lace and ribbon on this card
Totally Gorjuss - Baby Baby!
One Stop Craft Challenge - Patterns - I used check patterned paper
The Stamp Man - 2 Colours

Thanks so much for looking - have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Fairy Wishes

I was inspired today to make this card in honour of my new blog background!..  :) I wanted something a little lighter and fresh.
I used the Sketch by Bev over on the Just Magnolia challenge, and stuck to a theme of blue and white.  I used distressed effect K&Co paper (I also sanded them a little),  and inked the edges to match.  I coloured using pro-markers, and to get a delicate finish with them I used the invaluable blender pen!

I am entering this card in the below challenges:

Just Magnolia - Sketch by Bev - Link to Bevs website on my sidebar
Everybody Art - Blue and White
Passion For Promarkers - Distressing.

Good luck to everyone in these challenges :)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Lili Of The Valley Sketch

I made this card today for the Lili Of The Valley challenge, which finishes tomorrow, so I have left it kind of late! :)

Its an easel card, inspired by many summer themes, following the sketch by Dawny P, link to her blog on my sidebar, and she also has some fab candy for grabs this week Pinkpiggywiggy go check it out!

As I am short of time, its a quick post, but I am entering this card in the below challenges this week:

Lili of the Valley - Dawny P's sketch
Bunny Zoes Crafts - July challenge, summer days.
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Patootie
Allsorts Challenge - Summer Days
Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight Easel Challenge
I Love Promarkers -  Buttons

Thanks for looking,

Donkey Smiles 2

Finally! Finally I managed to get this card done :) I now have black ink for my printer, and so was able to use the free digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps in aid of the Card Drive for Michelle Oatman.

I think this is a brilliant challenge to get everyone involved and send cards to Michelle following her terrible accident and loss of her eye.  I sincerely send her my best wishes, thoughts and hugs. xx

So, before I pop the card in the post to her, I am entering this card in the below card-drive and challenges.

A Spoonful of Sugar - Donkey smiles card challenge
Rosie D's Challenge - Burgundy, Pink and Cream theme.
Totally Gorjuss - Thinking of You
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet - This card is sending smiles, and the donkey is very sweet!
Fab n' funky challenges - Re-use or recycle.  The ribbon has been recycled (I didnt notice the smudge mark until too late) and came with a soap gift set.

Thanks for looking :) have a great day,

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Blue for a girl

I had a lovely week last week, with my in-laws coming to stay :) but I got no crafting done at all!
I have been suffering quite a bit with tree-pollen hayfever, so this card is a little more simple than my usual style, and I followed the sketch on the Sugar Bowl for this weeks challenge.

This card was made using a free digital stamp from Sugar Nellie  and its adorable, and so nice to colour.

I am entering this card in the brand new Wild Orchid Challenge Blog - which is awesome!  They sell the most beautiful flowers, and I cannot resist them!  Its also my entry in the first challenge on The Stamp Man blog too.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

The Sugar Bowl - Lilians Sketch
Sugar Nellie forum on PCP - Card for a child
Wild Orchid Challenges - Use flowers.  
The Stamp Man - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Use Stitching - I hand stitched the blue paper panel.
Crazy Challenge - Hip to be Square.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Babies, children
Stamp Something - Use a digital stamp

Thank you for looking,

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Birthday Wishes

This card I made for my husband Dave's birthday next week.  I had to try so hard to step away from the ribbons, glitter and gems, as the base card is 8 x 8 inch square and there was just so much space to play with!  It looks really really big, but he is very special, and I wanted it to stand out.

xXx love you babe xXx

I followed the sketch on Just Cute Bears, and the photo theme on Simon Says Stamp.  I used K&Co Addison papers (.....on a roll with them! lol) and a MS punch, dies and card candy.  I also hand stitched the stamp panel.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Just Cute Bears - Sketch
Creative Inspirations - something very old from stash - I used K&Co sentiments which I have had years!
Simon Says Stamp - colour theme
One Stop Craft - monochrome

Thanks for looking, have a great week, and good luck everyone in these challenges.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Mint Choc Chip

This card is my entry for the Sugar Bowl Sketch by Judy, and for the Sugar Nellie Challenge over on PCP, which this week was Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream.

I have left this to the very last minute, but used the Digi Stamp from Sugar Nellie funkykits called Iris, K&Co Papers, and some bead danglies from Stash.

I am also entering this card in:
Ooh La La Creations - Simply summer.. I think ice cream flavours are summery :)

Thank you for looking,

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Chocolate Tilda

This is the card I made for the 1st challenge on the Totally Tilda blog.  The theme was chocolate.. :) yum!.
I have had this stamp for some time, but this was the first time I used it, as I thought it looked kind of christmassy, and was saving it for that.  It looks kind of chocolate boxy now though! :)

I did quite a bit of inking and distressing on this card and the flowers are a definately more beigy in real life.  I made the pin, die cut the leaves and used Coffee and Cream pearls from Quixotic paperie.

Oh, and I was made up today to make the Top 5 Passionista for the Passion for Promarkers Blog, and the Top 3 on the I love Promarkers Blog!..  It really made my day to receive these, as I havent been able to craft much this week due to the tree pollen making my eyes swell up, but I love the challenges on both of these blogs, and so will display my blinkie/award with pride.  Thank you :) xx 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Totally Gorguss - Sketch
I Love ProMarkers - Distressing.
Totally Tilda - Chocolate Tilda
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Pearls and Pins
One Stop Craft - Distressing
CraftyCatz challenge - Distressing
Creative Card Crew - To die for - I used my cuttlebug to die cut leaves, and circle
Magnolia Down Under - In the News - I used newspaper paper on the tags, and inked them with distress ink.

Thanks for looking, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Little Princess

I was feeling quite inspired by all the stormy weather here today, rain, black clouds and thunder! So this image (still my favorite) seemed ideal. :)

After last weeks mirri-board debacle, I thought I would try seeing how glittercard photographed, again its good to experiment! ;)  There are 2 different shades of blue glittercard used here, and they complement the papers quite well, whilst giving it a little texture.  I also hand-stitched the stripe panel.

I used K&Co Addison papers and sentiment.  I coloured the lace flowers with pro-markers, and also inked the edge of the image to match (not so clear on the picture).

This card is my entry into the below competitions:

Mo's Digital Pencil - Use fabric.  I used lace and ribbon.
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers - I used pro-markers to colour in the lace flowers, and inked the edge of my image
Simon Says - Check it out - I used K&Co checked paper.
Sketch Saturday - Great sketch by Simonne
Passion for Promarkers - Use a number
Papertake Weekly - In stitches - I hand stitched the stripey panel.
Everybody 4 Art - Birthday
Paperplay Challenges - Card for child or teenager
Pile it On - My Favourite things - I used TwoJill stamp from Mo's digital pencil - my favourite :)

Good luck to everyone in these challenges, and thank you for looking :)

Friday, 2 July 2010

Summer, Poppy and Pollen.

I have struggled to make a card this week due to pollen and itchy eyes....  tut. :)  I keep on rubbing them and making them quite sore, but I have soldiered on (lol) and today made this summery card using a great new digi-stamp from Sugar Nellie - Funky Kits .  This image is called poppy, and there are 3 more to collect.  They are ALL adorable, and a lot of fun to colour. 

I used K&Co papers and also HOTP, layered paper flowers from a QVC kit, and a metal sunshine charm from stash. 

The SCS Sugar Nellie challenge blog has now moved to PCP and this weeks challenge was 'no squares'.  I used a rectangle card blank, and stretched the sketch on Friday Sketchers.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

PCP SugarNellie - Not a square card
Sir Stampalot - Lazy Hazy Summer
By The Cute and Girly - Warm Summer Days
Charizma Cards - Metal - I used a sunshine metal charm and added some chain to make a dangle.
PCP - Simon Says Stamp - Summer Time
Friday Sketchers - Really great sketch by Inge

Thanks for looking, and good luck to everyone in these challenges


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