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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Fae with Butterflies

Good morning everyone.  How are you today?  Good I hope.  We are just chilling out this morning but I have no idea what we will be doing later lol.

I have a card to share and this turned out really nice.  My fella loves this one.

Here it is...



 She is called Fae and she is from Delicious Doodles.  This is another digi stamp company I love.  I've coloured her in with pro-markers and have added stickles glitter to her wings.  I have used Kraft in Colour 12 x 12 paper by Doodlebug.  The embossed strip across the middle I made with a free embossing folder strip from a magazine.  The butterfly was made with a Martha Stewart punch.   I used a black flower and added a gingham bow and red button to the centre of it.  I had to remove the original centre of the flower to do this.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Things with Wings
Creative Card Crew - Fairy Day
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Buttons & Bows
Digi Galore - Add a Button

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Red, White and Blue

Good afternoon everyone.  Hope you are all well.

We have just picked our lad Brandon up from Football and he won a Player of the Week certificate today.  He was so chuffed and we were so made up for him.

I did a Red, Blue and White colour combo card today as I've seen some challenges out there for these colours.

Here it is....


I have wanted some Dilly Bean digi stamps for a long time and this week I decided to treat myself to two image stamp and some birthday sentiments.
The papers are also new and they are Doodlebug Kraft with Colour 12 x 12.  I love the chevron pattern on the backing paper and the flowers.  As you can see I've used my freebie die again to make the flowers lol

Challenges:-

Allsorts Challenges - Summer Girls
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Things with Wings
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Stamped Image (Incl. digi)
Creative Card Crew - Fairy Day
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Add a Button
Dilly Beans Challenge Blog - Red, White & Blue
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Patriotic Colours
Paper Pretties - Red, White & Blue
Polkadoodles - Red White Blue

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Friday, 27 June 2014

Yellow and Blue will Definately Do

Good morning all.  Have you got rain today?  It's trying to rain a little here but still feels humid.

I have a bright card to brighten this dull day though.  It's nice to try a different colour combo as I haven't used blue and yellow before.

Here it is....


It is a sweet Saturated Canary image I have chosen for this card.  I coloured her in with pro-markers, although I'm not too chuffed with how I have coloured her hair.  Practice, practice, practice I think.  The papers are LOTV Petal Fresh 8 x 8.  The yellow flower was part of a prize I won from Flourish with a Bling and it was white.  I coloured it in with a yellow pro-marker to tie in with my colour combo.  The die cut I used for the other flowers and the leaves where a freebie from a mag and I bet most of you out there has it lol.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Colour Me Happy (Use your favourite colouring medium)
Crafter's Cafe - Polka Dots and Ribbon
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle (include some Yellow)
Sister Act - Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Thursday, 26 June 2014

A Little Cross Stitch Fairy

Good Evening Crafty Friends.

I have read quite a few times that a lot of us crafters started out cross stitching?  Did you?

I remember I started in 1995 and the first mag I bought was Cross Stitcher.  The free gift was a little bunny bookmark.  I did the bookmark and then I did a rabbit picture from one of the patterns and I was hooked.

I still love Cross Stitch but find it a little time consuming.  You get such a quick fix making cards.

Thought I would share with you this little Christmas Fairy.  She is made from a small kit from DMC and I haven't decided what to make her into yet.



Challenges:-

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Show us What Else you can Do
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Rhedd & Rosie - Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you have a great evening


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 183 Sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and Stampart Design

Good afternoon all.  Hope you are having a good day so far :0)

Today it is time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme this week is....

Embossing
(can be Dry or Heat embossing)

A fun challenge isn't it.  I wanted to do heat embossing but my clear ink had dried out so had to to dry, which I didn't mind, I still enjoyed making this card....



 I got to play with this lovely image from Sassy Studio Designs and she is called Goldie.

I have used embossing folders.  The oval one is a Cuttlebug folder and the strip behind it was a free folder from a magazine.  The papers were also a freebie from a magazine a long time ago.  It is Pink Petticoat 6 x 6 paper pad Wild Blossoms.

Our Sponsors.....



StampArt Design

Prize - 5 digi images of winners choice

and 
Sassy Studio Designs

Store
 Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice


Challenges:-

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/optional pink
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Colour me Happy (my favourite colouring medium is my Pro-Markers)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Summer or Summer Colours
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Something Old - Something New (New Sassy Image and Old Papers)
I love Pro-Markers - Embossing

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

New Oldie but a Goodie Challenge with a Fabulous Prize

Good morning crafters.  Hope you are good.

Today there is another challenge over at Oldie but a Goodie.  The theme this fortnight is Baby.  It's always handy to have some baby cards at the ready I think.  So go on, come and join in!

Don't forget to use something on your entry that is at least 6 months Old.

Mine is my Pink Petticoat Wild Flower Papers (which were also a freebie in a Crafting mag)
and my Wild Rose Studio Papers. 

My card...



 This fantastic image and sentiment is from Bugaboo stamps and is a firm favourite of mine.  So funny and so true.  You can find this sweetie here.  I did this design in blue earlier this year and decided I needed a pink one at hand, just in case lol.

Here is a pick of the lovely prize provided by Alison ......


 


Challenges:-

A Gem of a Challenge - Create a Card Suitable for a Child/Baby
Catch the Bug - Bingo (I have used Starts with B, Bling (my Pearls), Players Choice (Pink))
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Colour me Happy (use your favourite colouring medium - mine is pro-markers without a doubt).
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Girls Girls Girls (hope a baby girl counts)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz Challenges - Something Old and Something New (Old papers and new ribbon oh and new baby too lol)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Wednesdays Creative Inspirations - Tie it Up - Use a Bow

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day





Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 182 Sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Eureka Stamps

Good Afternoon all.  Hope you are well.

We have another fabulous challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and the theme this week is Favourite Embellishments, (please tell us what they are in your post).  So use your favourite embellishments on your creation and pop it into our challenge.

Here is my card...



I got to use this lovely image from one of our fabulous sponsors Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  You can find this sweetie here.

My favourite embellishment is ribbon so have put this into my design.  Though I will be honest, it is not my only favourite embellishment.  I love lace, bling, flowers etc. etc. lol.

Our Sponsors:-

Bugaboo Stamps
www.bugaboostamps.com
Prize - 7 digi images of winners choice 
and 
Eureka

Prize - 5 digi images of winners choice  
Challenges:- 

Catch the Bug - June Theme Summertime
Craft Your Passion - 3 or more Embellishments
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenges - Bird House / Bird 
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Lace & Bows
Love to Create - Anything Goes 
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Something with Wings
The Squirrel & The Fox - Use Something Metal
Tuesday Throwdown - Celebrations (Weddings, Baby, Birthday etc.)
Wednesdays Creative Inspirations - Tie it Up (include a bow) 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day


Monday, 16 June 2014

New Challenge Over at Love to Scrap No. 32 Sponsored by DRS Designs

Good morning everyone,

Hope you are all well and it is time for a challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  The theme is Holey Cardstock, so you need to put a hole, (any shape) on your project.

We are being sponsored by DRS Designs.

Pop along to see the other gorgeous creations from the DT and to join in :0)

Here is my card....




I chose to work with Reindeer Ralph and Warm Wishes sentiment stamps.

I used my Spellbinder circle and scallop circle dies to create my aperture.  I then place my coloured in Ralph into the aperture.  I added gems to his collar for a bit of sparkle.  

Challenges:-

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christimas
CHNC Extra - June Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - 3 or more embellishments
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day





Friday, 13 June 2014

Way Hey Hey - Another Christmas Card for my Collection

Good sunny morning all.

Are you enjoying the weather.  It was too warm for me yesterday.  That bit of breeze we have at the moment here, is what I like lol.

I have another Christmas card done for my Christmas card collection ready to send in December.  Hope I can keep this up, it will make Christmas time a lot more easier.


I love my Bugaboo digi stamps.  Especially the Christmas ones.  This one is called Duo Penguin Tree.  The papers I have used are quite old.  They are Papermania Colossal Christmas papers, but the green bit is cut from a Doodlebug 12 x 12 paper.  The sentiment was a freebie from a magazine.  The sequin trim is from the Works and everything else is just from my stash.  I have used glitter on the little penguins hat and glossy accents on the stars and baubles.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug Challenge - June Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Crop it or Cut it
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Charisma Cardz - Sparkle and Shine (Glitter on penguins hat for sparkle and glossy accents on baubles and stars for shine
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Digi
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Use Patterened Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo (mine is red and green for Christmas)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 181 - Anything Goes - Sponsored by Pink Gem Designs

Good Afternoon everyone!

It is time for another fun challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

The theme is everyone's favourite.  It is ANYTHING GOES!!

Please come along and join in :0)

Here is my card....


I was extremely lucky to be able to choose an image from our sponsors Pink Gem Designs to use.  I chose Andy with Guitar and I love his little friend peeping out from behind his leg.  I coloured him in with pro-markers and the papers are a mix of Doodlebug and Echo Park 12 x 12 papers.  The button stamps I got free as part of a set in this months Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  Everything else is from my stash.

Our Sponsor:-
Pink Gem Designs
www.pinkgemdesigns.com
Prize - 2 single digi images of winners choice

Bio
Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.

Began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in  clear polymer.
As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps
and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc..


Challenges:-

Corrosive Challenge Blog - Crop it or Cut it
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Father's Day / Male
Crafts 4 Eternity - For the Boys
Craft Your Passion - Father's Day / For the Boys
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Spots and Stripes (thanks Sarah x)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz Challenge - Father's Day / Masculine
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Passion for Pro-markers - One for the Boys / Men
Pile it On - Use some Patterned Paper
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Try it On Tuesdays - One for the Boys 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

My Second GDT Card for Oldie but a Goodie Challenge Blog

Good morning everyone.  Hope you are all well.  I'm still a little nauseous from my migraine but much better.  Tomorrow will be a fabulous day as I feel this will be the last day of being ill!!!  Better had be lol

It is time for a new challenge over at Oldie but a Goodie and the theme this week, chose by Helen is Father's Day / Masculine.  Do come along and join in the fun and there is a lovely little prize up for grabs which was donated by Helen....

Prize


My Card...


I chose to make a Father's Day card with this cute little LOTV stamped, coloured in with pro-markers.  The papers are My Mind's Eye Asparagus.  The burlap is from the Works.  The frame is Spellbinder Floral Ovals.  Everything else you see is just from my stash.

Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - All About Dad
Catch the Bug Challenge - June Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Crop it or Cut it
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Father's Day / Male
Crafts 4 Eternity - For the Boys
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Father's Day / For the Boys
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Father's Day / For a Male
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - A Cute one for Dad
Fab n Funky Challenges - Father's Day or for the Men in your Life
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers - For the Boys (must use rubber stamps not digis)
Hobby Cutz Challenge - Father's Day / Masculine
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges - Girls v Boys
MilkCoffee Challenge - For a Dad / Special Male
Paper Makeup Stamps - For the Men
Passion for Pro-markers - One for the Boys / Men
Pile it On - Use some Patterned Paper
Polkadoodles Challenges - Men on our Minds
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Try it On Tuesdays - One for the Boys
Tuesday Throwdown - Special Man 

Thank you for looking and have a great day





Monday, 9 June 2014

Migraines Suck

Good Morning everyone.  Hope you are all well.

This is a post just to say that I am coming out of a five day migraine and it's been the worse one I've ever had.  Luckily, I don't get as many attacks as I use too.

I haven't done much crafting sadly.  I've really missed it these last couple of days and I have also really missed commenting on everyone's blogs.  I will catch up this week on commenting on all your lovely creations.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

I'm only a little nauseous now so the worse has definately passed :0)  x

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 180 - Sponsored by Meljen's Designs, Crafty Sentiments and Di's Digi Stamps

Good afternoon one and all.  Hope you are all having a good day so far.

It is time for another fun challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme this week is a lovely one. It is Bears or Mice.  So Cute.  Please come along and join in.

Here is my card....


I got to choose a wonderful digital stamp from Meljen's Designs.  Because it's coming up to Graduation season I went with this cute image called Graduation Mouse 

I coloured him in with pro-markers and the papers are a mix of 12 x 12 My Mind's Eye and Do Crafts.  I have used my Sizzix die for the star and everything else is just from my stash.

Our Sponsors:-


Meljens Designs

Store - http://www.meljendesigns.com
Prize 4 non cloured digi images of winners choice

and 

Crafty Sentiments

Prize - 3 digi images of winners choice 

and

Di's Digi Designs - No images given for DT use
Store - www.disdigistamps.com
Prize - $12 voucher


Challenges:-

Crafting Musketeers - Stamped Image
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
I Love Pro-Markers - Digi Does It
Let's Craft & Create Challenges - Spots and/or Stripes 
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Hip to be Square 
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes 
Seemacrafts - Make it Cute

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Football Win and A LOTV Fairy Card

Good morning everyone.  Hope you are all good and having fun crafting away.

I have a card to share, but first of all want to show a pic of my son Brandon and the little football trophy he won this Saturday....


He's been trying to win this trophy for a couple of weeks and now he has.  We were all over the moon with his win.  Only thing is, he has to take it back next week lol.  I don't know if you can see but he has some bracelets on his wrist which he made.  They are a new craze in his School called Loom Bandz and he has to make them on a loom.  He's gotten quite good at it and has made about 10.  He wants to make a 100 lol.

Onto my card....


As you know, the fairy is an LOTV one and I have coloured her in with Promarkers and added glitter to the wings, hair and flowers.  The backing paper is Pink Petticoat Wild Blossoms set (I got 6x6 pad free from a crafting mag).  The gorgeous die-cuts are a set from Sizzix.  There are 6 dies in the set, the vine, flowers and butterflies and they are called Thinlits Butterflies & Flower Vine.  I got these for my birthday last year and have only just used them now.  I'm quite pleased with the effect they have created on this card.  Everything else is just from my stash.

Challenges:-
Crafty Bloggers Network - Bingo (I have used A)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Birthday
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
Passion for Pro-Markers - Mythical Creatures
Try it on Tuesday - Feminine and Fancy 

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 2 June 2014

Love To Scrap Challenge No. 31 Sponsored by QKR Stampede and Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Good morning everyone,

Half term is over and today it is time for a challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  The theme is Mind Your Banners, so you need to put banners, pennants, flags somewhere on your project.

We are being sponsored by QKR Stampede and Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Pop along to see the other gorgeous creations from the DT and to join in :0)

Here is my card....


I was so lucky to get to pick an image from Bugaboo stamps and I chose this little darling.  It is Peach's Present and I have coloured her in with Pro-markers.  My banner is a chipboard one from Tando which I covered with paper.  I then punched little hearts for added detail.  The papers and the sentiment stamp were freebies from a magazine.  I'm sure quite a few of you got these this month lol.  The papers are called Nitwit Bonnets and Bowties and the sentiment stamp is LOTV.  Everything else is from my stash.


Challenges:-

Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Bingo (I have used Die Cuts, Image, Patterned Paper
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Four Legged Friends

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day