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Friday, 29 January 2016

Cupcake Bella

Good morning crafty friends.  Hope your day is going well so far.

We have a new cat from the Ashbourne Rescue Centre (I mentioned in a previous post, last week I think).  Her name is Sybil and she is a handful but very cute.  We still want a little dog, but they are harder to come by.

I have a sweet card to share today before I toddle off to work....



This cutie is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Cupcake Bella.  I have coloured her in with ProMarkers and the papers are LOTV NitWits.  The ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl, gems from The Works and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenges:-

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Add a Flower
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes 
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes 
In The Pink - Bling it On 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day




Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 262 Sponsored by Cute As A Button

Good Afternoon everyone.

Apologies for my late Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge post.  Been a bit up the wall at the mo.  I have a new cat and she's thrown me off schedule lol.  Will show her to you soon.

Anyhow the challenge over at Penny's this week is CELEBRATIONS.  Please come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card....


This beauty is from Cute As a Button.  I have coloured her in with ProMarkers and the papers are Dovecraft Back to Basics.  My flowers are from Wild Orchid and the pretty doily is from The Works.  I have used a Cheery Lynn die for the leafy swirls.  My sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Craft.

Our Lovely Sponsor

Cute as a button
 Store - https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuteAsAButtonDigis
Blog - http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/blogs/cute-as-a-button-stamps-blog 
Prize - 2 single image from their store

Challenges:-

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges - Round Things (My Doily)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Add A Flower
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes + Option Sketch (I have used the Sketch)


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Another Cute Elephant

Good morning crafty friends.  We have sun today but it is still cold.  Hopefully it is a little bit warmer where you are.

The card I'm sharing today was originally meant for the Bugaboo 6th Birthday Bash challenge but as I was working on it, I realised that it had 2 animals on it and the challenge it was meant for only wanted 1 lol, never mind - here it is anyway.......


Look at that gorgeous olive green ribbon.   I love this colour!  It's from the Ribbon Girl.  My image (from Bugaboo Digis Stamps) is coloured in with ProMarkers and my paper is LOTV Nitwits.  My gems are from The Works.

Challenges:-

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Buttons or Bows or Both
I Love ProMarkers - Use Something New (new ribbon)
Scrapping for Fun - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl Challenge - January any Image
Simply Create - Something New (new ribbon) 

Thanks for looking and have a great day




Thursday, 21 January 2016

Keep Calm and Love Giraffes

Good afternoon everyone.

Hope you are all having a lovely day.  It's freezing cold here so really hope everyone is keeping warm.

I have another card to share to join in with 6th Birthday celebration with Bugaboo.


This one is for entry Day 5 - Humour Me Wednesday so had to be a funny one.  I think the image on it's own would of been funny.  I love this one.  The image is of course coloured with ProMarkers and my sentiment is computer generated.

Challenges:-

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 261 Sponsored by Imagine That Images and Star Stampz

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends.  A schedule post from me today for the start of another wonderful challenge from Penny's Paper-Crafty.

The theme this week is CATS OR CHILDREN.  I'm a cat lover myself, so am happy to share the following card....


My gorgeous image is from Imagine That and I have coloured this in with ProMarkers.  This image is called Spring Kitty.  The sentiment is also from Imagine That.  My papers are LOTV Nitwits and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The pearls, ribbon and button are from my stash.

Our Lovely Sponsors:-

Imagine That

 Store Blog - http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com
Blog - http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.uk
Prize - $10 gift certificate
and 
Star Stampz
Store -  https://www.etsy.com/shop/StarStampz
Prize -  3 digi images of winners choice

Challenges:-
As You Like It - Favourite Paper or Non-Paper Project - My Favourite Paper Project is Cardmaking - Just Love it so much
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Card for A Child
Fab n Funky - Buttons or Bow or Both
I Love ProMarkers - Use Something New - I have used New Digi Stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Petal Lu Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Things with Wings

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Bugaboo Birthday Elephant

Good morning crafty friends.  I am here today to share another card for the 6th Birthday Celebration challenges over at Bugaboo.

Here is my card....


Another cute Elephant and chick card.  I have coloured this in with ProMarkers and my papers are LOTV NitWits.  My gorgeous ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug - Day 4 - Bingo - I have gone for Button, Ribbon & Die Cut
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Ribbon and Pearls
Creative Knockouts - Card for a Child
Fab 'n' Funky - Buttons or Bow or Both
I Love Pro-Markers - Use Something New - I have used New Digi & New Ribbon
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Things with Wings (the little yellow chick)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Elegance


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 18 January 2016

Catch the Bug Jungle Challenge Day 2

Good evening crafty friends.  Just a very quick post from me as I want to join in with fun Jungle Challenge over at Catch the Bug.  Here is my card....


I used a sketch from the challenge to put this card together.  This gorgeous monkey is called Critter Balloons - Monkey and is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug Challenge - Day 2
IDIC - Animals
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Wild Thing You Make My Heart Sing

Good morning everyone.  It has snowed here but looks like it's going to melt pretty quickly.
Very soon we are off to the Animal Shelter called Ark in Ashbourne to start looking for a new family member, a young dog or a pup.  I am also thinking about getting a kitten too as my darling Suki passed away last January age 24 years old and I miss her dreadfully.  We shall see what happens :)

Catch the Bug is holding another big challenge that last the week to celebrate their 6th birthday.  The theme is Jungle and I am going to try and enter all 7 like I did with the Christmas Chaos challenge.  Hope to see you all there!

The day 1 theme is Wild Thing You Make My Heart Sing and here is my card.....


This cutie is from Bugaboo and is called Simple Cute Valentine Elephant.  Which I have coloured in with my ProMarkers.  My papers are Carte Bella (for a change lol).

Challenges:-

Catch the Bug 6th Birthday Celebration - Day 1
IDIC - Animals
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Petal Lu Challenge - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge No. 260 Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps and Di's Digi Stamps

Good afternoon crafty friends.  While this post is going live, I shall be once again standing outside in the freezing cold with the kids at School lol - roll on Spring!

We have another wonderful challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme this week is ANYTHING GOES.

Please come along and join in the fun.

Here is my card....


My super sweet image is from Lacy Sunshine and her name is Rory.  I have coloured her in with ProMarkers and my papers and sentiment are LOTV.  The flowers are Wild Orchid and the die-cut swirls are Cheery Lynn.  The gems are from the Works.

Our Lovely Sponsors:-


Lacy Sunshine


Store - http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
Blog - http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize -3 digi images of winners choice

 and 
Di's Digi Stamps
Store - http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Prize - $12 gift certificate
 Challenges:-

As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Bugaboo Edward Elephant - Present

Good morning crafty friends.

How are you today?  Are you as cold as me?  I spent 2 and a half hours out in the freezing cold with the kids at the School I work in doing a Sports tournament.  Took me all evening to defrost lol.

I have a card to share today...


I chose this adorable image from Bugaboo digi stamps when I won first place on their fun Christmas Chaos Challenge.  It is called  Edward Elephant - present  and I have coloured it in with ProMarkers.  Such a cute image.  My papers are NitWits and my ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl.  My sentiment is also from Bugaboo digi stamps and my gems are from the Works.

Challenges:-

Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - January Bingo Challenge - (I have use bow, blue and sentiment)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 9 January 2016

A Gem of A Challenge

Good afternoon - crafty friends.  Hope your weekend is going well so far.

There is a challenge started over at A Gem of a Challenge blog and the theme is


**FEMALE BIRTHDAY **

NEW PRIZES as from Jan 2016 are

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....

Here is my card.....





This adorable image is called Bella with Bouquet and I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  The papers are Nitwits and as you can see I have added gems from The Works to the centre of the flowers.

Challenges:-

Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 259 Sponsored by Sami Stamps and Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Good afternoon everyone - hope your Christmas and New Years was wonderful.  Ours was lovely.

There is a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and the theme this week is MORE THAN 1 FOLD.  Below, you can see I have gone for a straight forward easel card.


Here is my card....


My gorgeous image is from Sami Stamps and is called Covered in Kittens.  I have coloured this beauty in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LOTV NitWits and the flowers I made from my new Marianne die.

Our Lovely Sponsors:-

 Bugaboo



 Store -http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
Blog - http://www.catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize - 7 digi images of winners choice
 and

Sami Stamps


 Store - http://samistampsshop.blogspot.com/
Prize - $12 voucher

Challenges:-

ABC Challenge - Your Choice
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Punches and / or Dies - (die cut flowers, leaves and frame)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Something New - (New Image - New Flower Die)

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Friday, 1 January 2016

My Five Favourite Cards of 2015

Happy New Year Crafty Friends - Hope it is WONDERFUL for you!

Here are my 5 fave cards for 2015 to join in with Debs link-up.






Thanks so much for looking and have a great New Year's Day