Wednesday, 29 February 2012

I ♥ Promarkers - Sketch week



Mornin' :)  Today sees the start of a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers, where we have a really lovely, and simple sketch to follow.  I say simple...... but I just couldnt resist adding lots of embellies to mine! lol.



We are sponsored this week by one of our regular sponsors - Digi Doodle Shop  and the DT were given some lovely images to play with.

I actually chose the above image, as my poor dog Kevin took a wee tumble down the stairs and hurt his leg, and has had to have a bandage on it over the last week.  It wasnt serious, and its almost better, but I guess I made this with him in mind :) awww!

I used Papermania papers, Marianne dies, and MS butterfly and border punch.

I will be entering this card in the below competitions:

Allsorts challenge - Its Your Choice
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Monochromatic
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Marianne Design Divas - Winter blues

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and all the lovely comments, they really are appreciated.  My internet has been pretty poor over the last couple of days, but I will be catching up later :)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Sweet Stampin - Masculine



Good morning fellow bloggers and happy weekend! :)

Today is the start of our new challenge at Sweet Stampin and this weeks theme is 'Masculine'.  We are sponsored by the wonderful  Quixotic Paperie (which I love!) and so its a really brilliant prize! :)

Now, I am not an impulse buyer of stamps - at all.  I prefer to have a (very long) wishlist, and then just get my favourites when I can, but I saw this cute little Nellie Snellen stamp last sunday and without even knowing it I had ordered it! :D lol!  I just 'HAD' to have this - I soooooooo wanna cuddle him!  Little boys have to have cheeky grins, lots of mischief and mud on their faces, and think this is just adorable. :)

It also turned out to be quite handy, because I really struggle with male themed cards, and never know quite where to start, and quite how to finish ;) lol. 

My Cameo gets all the credit for this card, it cut out the layered shutter doors, the sheriff's badge, hinges and even the 'Wanted' sign. I just distressed and hand-stitched HOTP papers and then added some brads, button brads (HOTP) and extra stitching on the border.  The charm was from my generous blogging buddy Abi  which was so perfect for this - thanks hun! :)

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Dream Valley - Just for Men
Crafters Companion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Gettin Krafty
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Do You Stack Up - Distress
Crafty Catz Weekly - 'B' - My B is for boys, buttons and brads
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Celebrations
Paper Sundaes - Birthday

Thanks so very much for looking at my blog today,  and I hope everyone has a really smashing weekend!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Charisma Cardz - ♥ Love is in the Air ♥



Good Morning fellow bloggers! :) And yes, I am back today in a much better mood!  See my post below if you have been experiencing the same blogger issues as me, as I found another temporary fix!  :) You cant keep a determined girl down! ;) lol!

So, this card is for our new challenge starting today over at Charisma Cardz where our theme is  ♥ Love is in the Air ♥.  We have 2 great sponsors this week, the ever generous and wonderful Joanna Sheen, and the brilliant DigiStamp Boutique.

I used another gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp which had been on my wishlist for ages, and I finally snapped it up when it was on offer.  I went all out for a bit of colour on this, and it is quite bright for me.  I hand-stitched and distressed K&Co papers, used Spellbinder, Joy and Marianne dies, and an MS punch.  The flowers are WOC, and the ribbon is Joanna Sheen.

I will be entering this card in the below competitions:

Totally PaperCrafts - Ribbons and Bows
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Tag it
Crafters Companion - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking at my blog, and I hope everyone has a smashing day :)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

More Blogger issues and another temporary fix! :(

So, last night and all day today I have been unable to write a post.  All I see is a spinning widget and the text box that never loads.  I am not alone in this, as its affected many people these last few days.

I still believe that this constant stream of 'new incompatibility issues' for users of Internet Explorer are a determined and manipulative move to make us all switch to Google Chrome. 

I will not be bullied into switching browsers!

So, after much research and moaning (lol) I have discovered a wee fix until blogger fix it.

If you are experiencing the same problem as me and have a 'compatibility button' (situated top left) on your address bar like the one below:


then as soon as you enter your 'edit post' page, click the icon and it should fix it. 

It worked for me :)

Hope this helps, if you are stuck,

I ♥ Promarkers - Dandelion Clock



Well this post almost didnt get written.  Blogger has been a right nightmare for me today and I nearly chucked the towel in as it got to 1am and was still unable to edit my post.  :(  I was literally sat in tears - tut!

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers and our theme this week is 'Time'.  We are sponsored this week by the fabby Crafty Emmas Store so well worth playing along! :)

This challenge had me scratching  my head for days - lol!  I had no idea how to interpret the theme with what I had, but eventually settled on the gorgeous 'Dandelion Clock' stamp by Lili of the Valley.  I love this stamp! 

I used some marble sky glitter card for the backing, and cut lots of little dandelion type flowers from a Marianne die.  I then added irridescent MS tinsel glitter, layering them up and slotting  into the back of another Marianne die.  I was aiming for it to resemble a clock! lol.  The border die is Memory Box and the doily die is Nellie Snellen.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Crafts & Me - Shades of Spring - I thought the stormy sky backing paper was perfect! lol
ABC Challenge - J = Jazz it up - glitter and bling
Do You Stack Up - Layers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Celebrations
Crafty Catz Challenge - My Favourite Things - Dies! :)
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays
Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power - Mr Google says dandelions are flowers, lots of little ones :)
Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and I will be back again tomorrow with another card :)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Nature - I ♥ Promarkers :)



Good Morning :)  Today is the start of our new challenge over on I ♥ Promarkers and our theme is 'Nature'.  We are sponsored this week by the generous Stampeezee who are giving our winner a fab £10 voucher to spend on their online store.

For my DT card, I used a lovely Teddy Bo image, as it was perfect for the theme, and coloured with my PM's.  I cut the below stencil out of bazzill card on my Cameo, and then chalked and inked through onto some plain textured ivory cardstock for my backing.  This is the first time I have tried this technique and was quite pleased with the soft and natural look.  I also sprayed it with perfect pearls from a mister, so its slightly shimmery IRL.  I then bunged the used stencil on the back of the card - waste not, want not! :D

The dies are a mix of Doo-Hickey, Spellbinder and Memory Box, and the quote is from a poem by W.H. Davies, which often seems to rattle around my head when I am walking my dogs.  I still havent seen where a squirrel hides its nuts tho! :D

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Sir Stampalot Challenges - In the Garden
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy February
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today and for all your lovely comments, they really make my day,

Saturday, 11 February 2012

CAS at Sweet Stampin' - EEK!!



Yay!!.....Happy Weekend! :)

Now our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin today is CAS!!... A genre I particularly excel at - NOT! :D lol!  We are sponsored this week by Stamp Addicts Shop who are giving a brilliant prize to the winner, and I hope we see lots of fabby entries as I could do with the inspiration :)

I admit to being in a panic over this CAS malarky, as to me, its not about how to start, its about when to stop.   I cant resist just adding stuff and whooshing around with dies, flowers, bling and what-not.  Anyway, I have had this old wooden rubber stamp for years and it was the first time I had used it.  That in itself proved quite a trial and a real challenge to finish up with an image I was happy with.  It took me about 12 attempts using various ink pads and colours, but the Versafine Black Ink pad proved champion and it literally  knocked spots off the others when it came to fine detail.

Not much else to say about this card, as it was quite simple. I will try to resist finishing it later! LOL.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Sentimental Sundays - Feel the Love
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Valentine
By The Cute and Girly - Love is in the air
Creative Inspirations - Lots of Love

Thanks so much for looking at my blog and have a smashing weekend! :)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Things with Wings - Charisma Cardz



Back again today with another card :)

Our new theme over at Charisma Cardz this week is 'Things with Wings', (which I love!) and we are sponsored by Crafty Emmas Store, Crafty Ribbons and Washi Tapes.  You can also enter our challenges on Facebook. :)

Now this is the first time I have used this GORGEOUS Crafts & Me image and I am so addicted to their digis, I cant wait for the first of the month! lol! :D.  I dipped back into my scraps box for the papers and card off-cuts (there is even some old Kanban foiled card on this) and distressed and hand-stitched the paper and panels.  The image is coloured with PM's and it was just lovely to colour.  The flowers are mostly WOC and the dies are a mix of Spellbinders, Doo Hickey and Joy Craft. 

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Crafts & Me - Use a new image
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Love is in the air
Wild Orchid Crafts - Love is. . . . . . . . . . .

Thanks so much for looking at my blog and I hope everyone has a smashing day,

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Love is in the Air - I ♥ Promarkers




Awww! Forever Friends bears always make me want to hug someone - how scarey is that?!! :D lol

Our new theme today over on I ♥ Promarkers is 'Love is in the Air', and we are sponsored this week by Letraset who are giving the winner a fab pack of Promarkers! :) Brilliant!

For this card I used a great digi-stamp from one of my Forever Friends cd's and printed it 3 times (once on red Bazzill) so I could layer it up.  The rest of the work was done on my Cuttlebug and I used one of my favourite Marianne layered dies, a joy craft heart die and a swirly embossing folder.  The pearly card is centura from Crafters Companion and its so much more gorgeous IRL!

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Love
Allsorts Challenge - Free & Easy (2nd entry)
Bling it On - Love is all around
Emerald Faeries - Be My Valentine
Crafters Companion - Anything Goes
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Valentine
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious - Love & Hearts
Ooh La La Creations - Valentine

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and I will be back tomorrow with another card,

Saturday, 4 February 2012

No DT - Just for me :)


I thought I would share this card today ............... just because :) 

I dont very often get time to play just for the fun of it, as I am usually trying to work in advance with DT stuff, but I stumbled upon some old vintage photos I bought years ago from Joanna Sheen and couldnt resist just sitting and having a play.  All the papers and card used on this are from my scraps box, as I quite often just like to see what I can make from bits and bobs that I didnt want to throw away. 

I hand-stitched, distressed and painted scraps of K&Co paper, and it all just kind of fell into place itself after that - lol! :)  The chipboard sentiment is also from ancient stash and I just 'ruffed it up' a bit.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Love is in the Air
Crafts and Me - Brighten up your day
Bling it On - Love is all around
ABC Challenge - I = In Pairs - 2 pins
Truly Scrumptious - Love & Hearts
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas - In with the new - I used my new Ivy Die by Marianne :)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and have a smashing weekend!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

I ♥ Promarkers - Photo Inspiration



So, today sees the start of a new challenge over on I ♥ Promarkers and this week we have a photograph for  inspiration.  We are sponsored by the wonderful and very generous Joanna Sheen, so well worth playing along for :)

I took the image of buttons on the picture (loosely) for my inspiration, as I dont 'do' buttons very often.  I used this gorgeous free digi-image from Saturated Canary.  Thank you so much Krista! :)  The papers are Papermania (mostly from my scraps box) and the buttons are WOC.  I used a mix of marianne, doo-hickey and spellbinder dies and coloured with PM's.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Saturated Canary - Dies and Punches
Wild Orchid Crafts - Creatures - I hope my little bird on this image is ok, if not then please delete my entry :)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, its much appreciated and have a great day,

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