Friday, 29 October 2010

Image Folder with Cupcake Zoe


I made this image folder for my bloggy pal Jane's birthday recently (only now found time to blog it).  The image I used was from DigiStamp Boutique, I love Sally-Ann's images & these new Zoe ones are definitely some of my favs (might have something to do with the fact they have cupcakes & chocolate lol).  I coloured her in with ProMarkers & added Glamour Dust around the outline, the papers are "Bloom & Grow" by Zoe Pearn from the Sweet Shoppe, the sentiment was free from TLC & I finished off with an adhesive lace border & some ribbon.


Hope you've all had a great week - I have, we had my son Craig & his partner  Zoe & my gorgeous grandchildren (Ryan & Abigail) staying for a few days :) & have a lovely weekend.

The challenges:
CCEE - Clean & Simple
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
One Stop - Photo Inspiration
Lollipop - Colours of the Rainbow
Fab 'n' Funky - Keeping it Clean & Simple
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Cupcake - Sweet Treats (with option of Halloween)
DigiStamp Boutique - Use Their Image

Monday, 25 October 2010

An Autumn Scene for Squigglefly


This week's challenge at Squigglefly is Colours of the Season.  I used a new image called "Shy Girl" by Abz Hakim.  I coloured her with ProMarkers& Sakura glitter gel pens & used I used a pumpkin patch background found on Google (what would we do without Google!).  I 3D'd the image & pumpkin & added some stamped leaves with a staple.  The finishing touches are a double punched border & a gem for her earring. If you haven't checked Squigglefly out yet, there are so many fab designers & so many different images (& some freebies) :)

The challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes (use ProMarkers)
Digi Doodle - Keep It Simple
Daring Cardmakers - Autumn Leaves
Crafty Creations - Red, Green & Brown



Thursday, 21 October 2010

Girly Card


Just a quick post as lunch time... I saw on the I Did It Challenge blog that they were giving away a gorgeous free Beary Dust digi for their "Girl of my Dreams" challenge so here is my card with "Angie".  I coloured her in with ProMarkers & the papers & butterfly are from Craftwork Cards.  I finished off with a flower (made from a cheap bunch of artificial flowers & dissected) & leaves, border punch, Glamour Dust & gems.  


The challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - Use ProMarkers/Anything Goes
Meljens - Anything Goes
Flutter By - Anything Goes (with Butterfly, Fairy or Angel)


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Christmas Angel


Thank goodness for day's off although I have loads of sorting out to do as the family are coming to stay for a while next week &  you can hardly open the door to the room where the grandkiddies sleep lol BUT first I had to finish this card, although it took AGES (& I mean AGES as I was fiddling about with snowflakes for hours) to finish it (I wish I wouldn't faff about so much lol).  The beautiful image is from Di's Digi Downloads & you can find her here.  I coloured her with ProMarkers, Sakura glitter gel pens, Frosted Lace Stickles & Glamour Dust.  The papers are from Designer Digitals & the finishing touches are die cut snowflakes, flowers, punched foliage, a greeting & gems.  Hope you're all having a great week & keeping warm (it is seriously freezing here today).  Oooh I forgot to say I used my snowflake border punch which broke while I was using it :(


The challenges for this card:
Wild Orchid - Pastels
A Pocket Full of Posies - Champagne & Roses (Celebration)
Our Creative Corner -  Embellishments, the more the better  (at least 3)
Crafty Catz - Nursery Rhyme/Song (Angels by Robbie Williams)
C.R.A.F.T. - Colour Palette 

Colour Challenge at For Fun


This week's For Fun challenge  is to use Brown, Red & Cream & we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.  I must admit colour challenges are not my favourite but it is a nice change to do one now & again :)  The DT were given digi images from Robyn's Fetish to use & the one I used is called "Fall Fun" which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  I distressed the edges of the Basic Grey paper & Glamour Dusted around the edge of the image.  I finished my bookmark off with a ribbon, die cut corner & lots of punched leaves.  Why not check out the other DT members blogs for more inspiration.

The challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Distressed or Torn Edges
Fun with Shapes - Bookmark
The Shabby Tea Room - Chocolate Covered Autumn
Pixie Dust - Fall into Fall
Crazy 4 Challenges - Fall/Autumn
Creative Inspirations - Halloween/Fall
Stamptacular - No Cards Allowed!


Monday, 18 October 2010

A Christmas Card!


I've managed to finish this Christmas card I started making last night.  The image was a fab freebie from Spyder (Lynn) - I've just found her blog & it is great with freebies & challenges etc.  I coloured the jolly snowman with ProMarkers, the papers from the "Let it Snow" paper pad by Dovecraft.  I added a bit of silver ric rac, the Christmas trees are a Quickcutz die & I finished of with Glamour Dust, a stamped greeting & gems.
Hope you're Monday is going well.  It is absolutely freezing here, I think I need my gloves on as my hands are soo cold (especially my mouse hand lol).  Oh well time to get tea ready perhaps that will warm me up :)

The challenges for this card:
Spyder's Corner -  Use her Image
Karber Christmas - Use a Digi 
Pear Tree - Free for All
Lollipop - Winter
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Winter Wonderland

Happy Birthday Lexi's Creations!


To celebrate the Blog Birthday of Lexi's Creations the challenge this fortnight is "Birthday", nice & simple as we all need birthday cards :)  Lexi is also sponsoring the challenge via her fabulous craft shop Fairy Dust Crafts (& even if you don't win there is free p&p for orders over £10 so you could still treat yourself ;)  ).  For my card I used the "Happy Birthday Scruffles" image, I coloured him with ProMarkers & 3D the present.  The papers are Forever Friends "Party Time" & I finished off with ribbon, ribbon flowers, brads & a greeting from Craftwork Cards.

The challenges:
Tuesday Taggers - More Than 2 Legs
Delightful - Metal Mania (brads)
Sweet Stampin - Ribbons
Simon Says - Recipe: 3 types of embellishment, 2 patterned papers & 1 image
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes (with favourite embellishments)
I Love ProMarkers - Cupcakes

Saturday, 16 October 2010

70th Birthday Card


I was asked by my MIL to make a card for her friend's 70th Birthday, this is actually quite a rarity as she usually buys all her cards & luckily it was nearly finished when she was chasing it up today (even though it's only been a week & she wanted it in 2 weeks lol) bless her.  I DID manage to finish it this afternoon & even made a box for it  :)  I used my Crafter's Companion triple CD collection (floral) & added some lace & a computer generated greeting.  To make the sunflowers I punched some daisies, coloured them with ProMarkers & added some card candy that I coloured brown & sprinkled with Glamour Dust.  I hope you're all having a great weekend, we've just been shopping, hubby played footy this afternoon while I was crafting :)  


I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Crafter's Companion News Blog Birthday - Birthday Card (they are 5 not 70!)
ABC - F is for Flowers
Pile it On - Things in Threes
Papertake - 3 of a Kind
Alphabet - Y is for Yellow

Friday, 15 October 2010

Halloween/Fall at Stampin' for the Weekend


This fortnight's challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Halloween/Fall" (although originally it was Autumn/Fireworks so hence my card but as Guy Fawkes night is is Autumn I should be ok).  My gorgeous image is from fellow teamie Di & I coloured it with ProMarkers & Glamour Dust.  The papers are from Designer Digitals & I finished off with a ticket, Punched border & some star sequins.  Why not check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT & there is the chance to win prizes from our sponsors KLM Digi Designs & Pink Gem :)

The challenges:
The Stamp Man - Autumn 
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate the Colours of Fall
Shelly's Images - Photo Inspiration
Pixie Dust Studio - Fall into Fall
Pear Tree Designs - Autumn 
Just Inspirational - Stamp or Digi
Crafty Going's On - Download or Stamped Image  for their - Fabulous Copic Candy Draw
One Stitch at a Time - Use Your Digi Stamps


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Halloween at For Fun


This weeks challenge at For Fun is "Halloween" & also to use Google Eyes.  I made my card with my Funky Divas (Kerry Jo) CD Rom by Debbie Moore, I love the images on here.  The grey background paper is from my stash & the greeting & word paper was free from Summer Driggs (she has LOADS of fabulous Halloween papers & elements).  I finished off with a couple of brads (coloured black), ribbon & I cut out a bat shape & added the google eyes.

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Double Dutch - Halloween
Creative Craft - Trick or Treat
Craftalicious - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Take Flight
Bee Crafty - Halloween
Fussy & Fancy - Halloween
Cupcake - Scary Creatures
Digi Doodle - Orange Me Glad 
Ellephantastic - Anything Goes
Creative Cottage - Halloween
Everybody Art - Halloween 

Monday, 11 October 2010

Celebrate at Squigglefly


This week's Squigglefly challenge is "Celebrate" & I chose Birthday for for my celebration & used this gorgeous image by Diane Carubia called "Birthday Cake Maisie".  Anyone who visits my blog will know that I love Di's images & am always using them.   I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the papers are from Designer Digitals & I finished off with a Birthday ticket, some buttons, pearls & lots of stitching.  The Squigglefly shop is well worth a visit as there are so many different artists & images there is definitely something for everyone!  Happy Monday everyone & have a great week :)


The challenges:
Stamping Vacation - Sketch Therapy (Sketch)
Wild Orchid - Stitch it Up
Crafty Ann's - Digi & Favourite Colouring Medium (ProMarkers)
One Stitch at a Time - Use Your Digi Stamps
Fairy Fun - Tickets or Tags
Fab 'n' Funky - Use a Digi Image
Digital Tuesday - Ribbons, Buttons, Bling (I used buttons)
Creative Inspirations - Birthday Theme
Create4Fun - Use a Digital Stamp
Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday Card or Project

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Heidi-Mari's Blog Anniversary Challenge (with a Twist)


Check out Heidi-Mari's blog for all the details of her challenge & there is fabulous candy to be won!  The theme for the challenge is Christmas card with a twist :)  My MIL has just frightened the life out of me saying it's only about 10 weeks until Christmas  - so if I don't make more than 1 Christmas card a week I'm only gonna have 10 cards (+ the 5 or so I have already made which still equals not very many lol) arghhhh!

I made a gate fold card for a change &  I used my Popcorn the Bear Christmas collection CD roms.  I did twisted piramage inside (I thought it would go well with the theme of the challenge), the papers are from my stash & I finished off with some hologram card, snowflakes, gems & glitter.


I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Bah! Humbug! - Cuties
Making it with Meslyn - Glity,Glittered Christmas
Alphabet - X for Xmas
Totally Gorjuss - Not a Square 
Allsorts - Inspiration from a Song Title (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sparkle & Shine


Saturday, 9 October 2010

New Images at Squigglefly


As it's Saturday there are even more new images released at Squigglefly.  For my card I used this lovely sentiment called "A Book is Like a Garden" by Jess Holland.  I cut it out using my Nesties & inked the edges.  The paper is digi (can't find where from sorry) & I finished off with some lace, flowers, punched foliage & the butterfly is stamped, punched, glittered with gems added.

Just a short post as I'm only just home from work we had the Flu clinics today so I had to work later & I've got lots of catching up to do with my crafting projects.  Hope you're having a lovely weekend whatever you're up to :)

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Incy Wincy - Sparkly Glitter
Card Patterns - Sketch
Sweet Stampin - Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Glitterbabe - Anything Goes (with sparkle)
Flutter By - Open (with fairy or butterfly)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Something New at For Fun


This week's challenge at For Fun is to use "Something New".  I used several "new" items for this card, the stamped image & words (S.W.A.L.K. from Crafter's Companion), doily & that gorgeous Martha Stewart Flower Patch border punch which was a present from my dear friend Linda (who the card was made for & hopefully she should have received it by now so I'm safe to blog it!).  The image is coloured with ProMarkers & I added a bit of Glamour Dust to the water.  The papers are from my stash & I finished off with some flowers.

The challenges:
Creative Craft - Glamour Puss
Sweet Stampin - Punch it Out
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes 

Monday, 4 October 2010

Ooooh...Time to get Spooky at Lexi's Creations


This fortnight's challenge at Lexi's Creations is "Spooky" & I used one of Lexi's new fab Halloween images called Vamp Girl.  I coloured her with ProMarkers & used Black Diamond Stickles on her wings.  The papers are all from Designs by Krista (I love her papers & I haven't used them for ages) & I drew a spiders web in the corner (well it's supposed to be a spiders web!) with silver glitter glue, I finished off with lace, corner peel offs, gems, staple & greeting.  We are sponsored once again this time by the fab Joanna Sheen.  Why not stop by the other DT members blogs for some more Spooky inspiration :)

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Stamping Scrapping - Halloween
Crafts & Me - Something for a Teenager
Sentimental Sundays - Autumn or Fall
One Stitch at a Time - Spooky Halloween, Anything Goes
Cowgirl's - Anything Goes, Halloween

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Another Couple!


Hooray!  I've managed to make 2 more Christmas cards this weekend (though I should be making an 18th Birthday cards for a colleague at work's daughter's birthday but I'm on a roll lol).  I saw that Amy has a  new Challenge Blog The Crafty Purple Frog & when I saw the images that she had in her shop (I didn't even know she had a shop) I fell in love, so I thought I'd give it a go.  For this card I used "Pointsettia Fairy" decoupage, the papers are from my stash - I have highlighted the image with Sakura glitter pens but unfortunately you can't see that from the photo.  To finish off I made a lace rosette (the gem is from a broken bracelet), I added ribbon & a peel off.  I kept the card quite simple as I didn't want to detract from the beautiful image :)


The challenges for this card:
Paper Sundaes - Something from your Stash (papers, peel off)
Moving Along with the Times - Fairies or Fantasy
Alphabet - W for Wings
Karber - Fantasy (this is a new challenge I've just found)
Daring Card Makers - Christmas Card for World Cardmaking Day


Right on to the 2nd Card:  I used another one of Di's fabulous digi downloads (I told you I couldn't choose lol), this cute image is called "Penguin Christmas Tree".  I coloured the image with ProMarkers & edged it with Glamour Dust, I used Polar White Flower Soft on his hat & finished off with some gems, ribbon, bell, & a greeting.  The papers were lurking in my stash again.
More challenges:
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - Glitter, Ribbons & Gems
Sparkle - Christmas Movie (optional)
Stamptacular - Layer it On
Gingerloft - All that Glitters or Blings
Penny's - Circles


Saturday, 2 October 2010

Better Get a Move on...


with my Christmas cards, I've been making the odd one here & there but I really need to be making lots more.  For this card the gorgeous image I used for this card is from Di's Digi Downloads & is called "Going Home for Christmas" Di has so many fabulous images it took ages to choose.  I  coloured the image with ProMarkers & Sakura Glitter gel pens.  I added Stickles & Glamour Dust for a bit of sparkle & finished off with a flower, brad, tartan ribbon & a ticket sentiment.  The papers are digi & I can't remember where I got them from or find them on my computer :( (though I spent ages looking lol).

I'm entering my card for these challenges: 
Sketch & Stash - Sketch (new stash is the digi & the flowers)
Charisma Cardz - Christmas Crafting
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in September
Bee Crafty - Furry/Fluffy Friends
Totally Papercrafts - The Great Outdoors
ABC Christmas - T is for Tree



Friday, 1 October 2010

Autumnal Colours at Stampin' for the Weekend :)




It's time for the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge again & this time it's to use "Autumnal Colours".  Simon Says Stamp is our generous sponsor & you could win $25 to spend in store :)  I used this gorgeous Greeting Farm image which is a digi download that I've had for ages, she is coloured with ProMarkers & the background chalked.  The papers are from Basic Grey.  I did a double punched lace border & finished off with punched flowers & foliage, pearls & a ticket greeting.  Looking for more inspiration? Then why not check out the rest of the DT for more gorgeous creations :)

The challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Border Punch
City Crafter - Flowers & Frills
Shelly's - Fall
C.R.A.F.T - Fancy Floral  
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Spots & Stripes 
Flourishes - Fall in Three's (flowers)