Saturday, 17 January 2015

Hi again, I'm on a bit of a roll with cards at the moment. This beautiful 'let it go sassy' image from Sassy Studios is coloured with Promarkers...isn't she gorgeous...digi papers that have been on my computer for a long time from Tinker & Co, sentiment from the computer, pretty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons that I just bought. Cuttlebug embossing folder used, this one I use more often as it can be used for any type of card. Lots of dies used here too..Go Kreate ones and some flower ones too. Hope you can see the glitter on her beautiful dress.

Challenges entered...As you like it (reason above), Winter Wonderland, Creative Knockouts, Penny's 2nd, MAWTT, Die cutin divas , Creative Inspirations 2nd (tried to follow the sketch) and Fab n Funky. Have a brilliant weekend all! 

Friday, 16 January 2015

At last it's friday....I love my family being at home with me and spending quality time. They all work so hard and so deserve some lie-ins at the weekend. Whatever you're doing today and at the weekend, appreciate it all! Onto my cas card using all LOTV 'baby companions' set. Lovely clear stamps on that sheet, the bottom image has had it's first inking and my new stash is that bit of ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I had quite a big spend on the new year sale with their £1 bundles. Loads of ribbon!!! Promarkers used for colouring. Hope you like.

Some challenges...only 5... LIM, Crafty Calendar, Papertake, Glitter n sparkle and OSAAT. Thanks for the lovely comments, as always they're so appreciated, bye for now.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hello. I'm still here, you know that us crafters can't sit still without slipping in some crochet, knitting and of course the crafting. This horrid weather was just getting me down so I decided to make that batch of male cards (only 3 mind). The wind is blowing a gale out there, just lucky I'm not one of those repairing the phone lines, I am forever grateful for people who put themselves out there to keep us safe and connected. Onto my digi image 'cool boarder' from Kenny K, coloured with Promarkers, odd strips of digi paper from Polka Doodle cd. Sentiment is heat embossed, various stamps used.

Challenges are ...Simon Says, Crafting from the heart, Papercreator 2nd, Kenny K, Cards Galore 2nd, Little Claires, CCC 2nd, Crafting Musketeers 'hats..would his cap count', I Love Promarkers.. I think skateboarding is a hobby, Penny's and Creative Inspirations. Stay safe all!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Hi all, hope you are well and busy crafting away. I'm still carrying on with some special family creations. This pop up box card was already to go with the paper cut out well before christmas but I couldn't get the appropriate image in my head to use for it. Well I was pleasantly surprised to win some new Sassy Studios gorgeous images from Craft challenge blog, so many thanks. This one is called 'let it go sassy' ,What a thrill to colour in with my promarkers, d/load paper from sizzix website 2012. I am pleased with how its turned out. Alot of use from my cuttlebug...flower and leaf dies, number from 'baby face' Provocraft dies, X cut snowflake punch.

Sentiment from my computer and various freebie and Cuddly Buddly stamps used.

Ribbon & bow, heart charm.


A little close up and several challenges...Allsorts, Crafty calendar, CCC, Sweet Stampin, QKR, Cards galore, Glitter n sparkle, OSAAT, Sir Stampalot, Papertake, Incy Wincy, Crafty Catz, Catch the bug, Papercreator, Crafty Hazelnut Patterned, that Craft place, Clear it out, Scribble & scrap, Crafting from the heart, Through the craftroom door, Creative Inspirations. I've another one of these gorgeous digi's to show on another card, so I'll save it for that creation. Bye for now.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Hi there, I hope all the new year celebrations went well in your household. I've made a few more creations using this stamp from Crafty sentiments 'best friends' as it was still lying on my desk. I also wanted to use odds and ends of card so my creations were born. The sentiment on the front is from 2 different stamps. Coloured with Promarkers and strips of digi paper which were destined for the bin.

So now to the very first cards of 2015 for some challenges... I love promarkers 2nd, Crafty catz, CCT, ABC, Scribble and scrap, CRAFT colour as is for Winter Wonderland, Creative knockouts 'for the kids'. Wishing you a warm welcome to the beginning of a new year, lets hope it's a good one!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Hi and a very Happy New Year! Hope that 2015 will bring togetherness for all, happiness, understanding and willpower for success.
My card is very simple using 'reindeer silhouette' from Bugaboo images, printed onto card with sentiment on the computer. Bit of faux stitching, embossing on the cuttlebug, slim black ribbon with bow and single sequin.
Challenges entered are...Simon Says, CCC 2nd Penny's 3rd final, Glitter n sparkle, That Craft Place, TTCRD, Paper Shelter, CRAFT, Crazy, CCT, Catch the bug 'bingo...bugaboo image, ribbon, non-traditional xmas colours, Cupcake Inspirations, Creative Inspirations Xmas /New Year. Thankyou to all for visiting this year, I do hope you will continue next year, wishing you all the very best!

Friday, 26 December 2014

Hi everyone, hope that christmas day was a happy time for you all and a great chance for togetherness. My heart goes out to all those affected by trauma and tragedy at this time particularly when it's so sudden. My thoughts go out to all those affected. To my card seems my blue stamping hasn't come out too well on this one but I promise you it's there in the top right and bottom too. The light outside has faded so quickly today and not showing well in the pic.... we're expecting snow tomorrow that's maybe why. This stamp is from Crafty Sentiments called 'best friends' is a joy to colour with Promarkers...kept to mainly blue. Top stamped sentiment is an old QVC set of clear stamps (maybe you can spot a happy mistake there) and if you look lower down the ball is from a See Dee set and yet another happy mistake. Hope you like it, I'm trying to get ahead for the January birthdays.

Only 8 challenges for thus one....Crafty Sentiments, Little Claires, Get Creative, Sweet, white, brown. Cute Card, Creative Knockouts, I Love Promarkers, Paula Holifield's A little bit crafty. Thankyou for visiting, wishing you all a fab christmas! 

Friday, 19 December 2014

Hi, my next card is using the same Marianne Design bauble die with some fancy paper at the back and cut round, popped onto foam for a lift. Some ribbon glued down, faux stitching, stamped sentiment, punched snowflakes and  small white centres waste from another die.

Stamped sentiment inside.

Hello again crafty bloggers. I've got a little carried away with my knitted bootees that my last few cards are still on the 'to do' list. This one opens as shown above to reveal a stunning die cut bauble from Marianne Design. It was free with one of the magazines I get. I used up scraps for the bauble design, what fantastic way to use the remnants of posh wedding invites...the cards are too good to throw away and of fab quality. I laid the bauble onto some blue card and cut round, thread some slim ribbon through, punched snowflakes with sequins, stamped border snowflakes from a freebie stamp.

Stamped sentiment from Sweet & Sassy stamps.

Challenges entered are...Crafty Creations, Penny's, Stamping Chef, Crafty Hazelnuts, Crafty Hazelnuts Extra, Papertake, CCC, Die Cuttin Divas 'tis the season to be jolly', Cuttlebug, Crafty Catz, Cute card, Crafting by designs, Creative Inspirations, Sentimental Sundays, Dream Valley, Glitter n sparkle and Come and get it. I'll be back in a little while with my other card using the same die, bye.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Hi everyone. My creations have been too far and inbetween...but I thought I'd show this cute digi from Faith with some wonderful digi paper from Nikky's cd. Image coloured with Promarkers, star stamp in corner, heat embossed top sentiment and a couple of printed tickets onto kraft. Finished with glamour dust on that huge present.

inside sentiment

Challenges entered are...Penny's, MAWTT, Crafting Musketeers, Natalie & Amy, Get Creative, Cards Galore, Through the craft room door, Sentimental Sundays, The Stamping Chef, Simon Says, Creative Inspirations, A little bit crafty, and CCC 2nd. Hope all is well in blogland...I'm catching up with some birthday cards for the new year. Many thanks for your lovely comments.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Hi again, I thought you might like to see a small batch of special tall cards for some family members. A full size A4 card is used with top corners rounded off, Pre-coloured  image from Nikky's Paper Boutique 2 Creative Christmas cd..marvellous images with some exciting fun and easy cards to make. Heat embossed sentiment on top, faux stitching and stamped sentiment inside. Easy peasy cards!

Challenges are...Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas, Crafty Hazelnuts Extra , Papercreator 3rd, MAWTT, CRAFT, Fab N Funky, Crafting by designs, Digitally Sweet, Get Creative. Have a great weekend and many thanks for visiting.

Hello my crafty friends! It's been so cold here in the UK and we're getting the hard frosts which could mean 'snow' for some parts of the British Isles. Do I sound like the weather lady? Well I'm very snug and warm indoors making the last of my December cards, some which are birthdays that fall so close to christmas. I've had this cute dude digi image for a long time (win from Incy Wincy...many thanks). Coloured with Promarkers, alphabet die cuts Baby Face from Provocraft, that star stamp from Crafters Companion QVC long time ago, some scraps of digi paper from Nikky's Polka Doodle cd. The sentiment at the bottom from Paper Pretties which is heat embossed and while my heat gun is out I've decided to do other cards too. Inside you'll see a stamped sentiment.

Challenges entered are several...Dream Valley, I Love Promarkers, Crafty Creations, Papertake,CCC, Crafty Sentiments, The Paper Shelter...they're having their 4th Birthday and a hop so I'll be there later, Stamping Chef, Kenny KS Krafty Krew, Cards Galore, Through the craftroom door, That Craft Place. Some challenges are new to me, I hope my entry qualifies. Wishing you all a happy weekend, I'll be back later to fit another post in as tomorrow my uni baby is coming home for christmas...Yippeee! Time seems so valuable these days, bye for now.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Hello again, it's the middle of the week, we're nearly there..2 days to the weekend. Hope that we're all wrapped up warm, there's definitely a very chilly spell coming. No matter, this digi cutie is a joy to colour with my Promarkers, from Oak Pond called 'sledin snowman'...doesn't he look like a load of fun! I ran out of daylight so had to photograph it with the wet glitter glue (so sorry), it's looking very sparkly now. Strips of paper are old from the lovely Pink Petticoat. I love Liz's digi papers! A ticket printout, one stamped snowflake with a sequin to finish.

Challenges are 10...Ladybug Crafts, CAGI, Papercreator 2nd Sweet Stampin 2nd, Crafty Hazelnuts 2nd, Glitter n sparkle 2nd, MAWTT 2nd Frosty the snowman, ABC, Simon Says and Crafty catz 2nd. Hope to show some more, bye for now.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Hello blogland it's the first day of December. Hope all is well. Many thanks on your kind comments for the knitted bootees on my last post. My creation today is using a cute digi image I've had a long time....not too sure where I grabbed this freebie, could be Jelly Park?? So today my cuttlebug has been out for the shaped die from Go Kreate, some embossing on the kraft, X cut snowflake punch into some vellum, piece of old lace from stash, sentiment was free stamp with magazine as is the holly/berry stamp 3d'd, the robin is a stamp too, coloured with Promarkers...I've given my Frosty a warmish glow. The lovely silver dingly bells from The Ribbon Girls, twine from my flour bag.

Lots of challenges fit this one, so I'm going for them all! Winter Wonderland, Crafty Catz, Sweet Stampin, OSAAT, I Love Promarkers, Pink Gem 'kraft & black', Creative Inspirations, Fab n Funky, Simon Says, Paper Pretties, Penny's, The Stamping Chef, Cuttlebug, Crafty Sentiments, MAWTT 'song inspired..Frosty the snowman', Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas, Papercreator , Stamping Sensations 2nd and Glitter n sparkle. Many thanks for your lovely comments, they're always appreciated. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Hi to a rather chilly monday. Hope all is well where you are and in the best of health. Today I've a shaped card and some gorgeous pink hand knitted bootees to give as a little gift, I've even cellophane wrapped it. I'm quite enjoying my knitting frenzy of bootees at the mo and if I get enough made in the next couple of weeks I'll be wanting to sell them. So  Go Kreate die shape, digi paper from Nikky Halls Kraft cd...absolutely beautiful papers! Baby stamp 'cosy pram' from first inking and you'll recognise a fair few sentiment stamps which are from them too. Coloured with Promarkers.

The inside has one of their stamps on.
Now for 10 challenges...ABC..X for extra special, Crafting by designs, Penny's, Papertake, CCC, Natalie & Amy 3rd, Cuttlebug, Crafty little fairies, Ideas to inspire 2nd and Winter Wonderland. Thankyou for visiting today.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Hello all! I've recently become an aunty (again) and couldn't wait to make something for the baby's 1st christmas and as you can probably guess it's a boy. I made another of those pop up boxes, made my own paper design with plain blue paper overstamped with snowflake stamp and wonderful stitching stamp from LOTV Baby Companion set. You'll see pretty much everything used is from the lovely LOTV! The main image is Balloon Basket, absolutely a treat to colour with Promarkers, grunge messages, sentiment at the back is computer generated, snowflake punch used, ribbon bows, bit of scrap lace. I also got out my knitting needles to do the bootees and threaded through some ribbon. Dummy charm is a win from Ribbon Girls 'thankyou'.

Hope you like this set. I've several challenges now to enter...firstly Ideas to inspire sad it's the last one, Crafty little fairies, Papertake..I believe there's 2 and 4 legs, CCC 2nd, CYP B for baby, Little claires designs, Papercreators, Craft Creatoins, I Love Promarkers, Promarkers, Bearly Mine 2nd, CRAFT, Crafty Ribbons (bootees), Crafty Catz, Allsorts, Stamping Chef, Natalie & Amy 2nd, Glitter n sparkle, Stamping Sensations, Crafty Calendar, Paper Shelter and Crafting Musketeers. Such a lot....many thanks for coming over.