Monday, 31 January 2011

New Digi Papers at StampFairy

Well I love the versatility of digi papers & when Gerda at StampFairy said she was doing some I  thought it was a great idea :)  There are 3 different sets & they are introductory priced at 2.50 USD.  For my card I used "Bright Dots" as I thought it went perfectly with this image called "Monkeys Bananas" (the other paper is from Papermania).  I coloured the image with ProMarkers & made another handmade flower (punching, wetting & scrunching) & finished off with a stamped sentiment from Inkadinkado, a mini peg & a brad.

The challenges:
Aly's - For the Guys
Stamptacular - Whateva!
The Crafty Pad - Something for the Boys
Pear Tree - Flowers
PaperPlay - Layer It Up
Incy Wincy - Monkeyin' Around
Just Us Girls - Create a 3D Flower

Monday Wotnots at Paper Pretties

Monday again & where did that weekend go?  Paper Pretties has some fab new digi releases today & the one I'm using is called "ConBEARsation Hearts".  I printed him onto some Basic Grey paper & added a bit of ProMarkers & some gloss for his nose.  The papers are from Designer Digitals & I finished off with a punched border, ribbon, chipboard sentiments & a couple of brads.

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Hey Cupcake
Prairie Fairy - For a Sweetheart
Creative Inspirations - Valentines/Love
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It (cupcakes)
Polka Doodles - Party Time
Pixie Dust - Who's the Chef?
Pile It On - Punch It
Charisma - Valentines/Love

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Paper Pretties Blog Hop

Oops I'm a bit late posting this...If you check out the Paper Pretties blog there is another blog hop just for fun to wish fellow teamie Amber a Happy Birthday if you want to join in & get lots of inspiration :)  If you are joining in the next blog you should have hopped from Tanya & next on the list is Janet.  I'll be back in the morning with my Paper Pretties Monday Wotnot new digi release :)

Chinese New Year at Sentimental Sundays

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend, I've been doing lots of crafting while hubby played footy :)  My plan to be more organised in everything including craft is working out so far & my DT card for Sentimental Sundays was finished in plenty of time (don't know if I can keep it up lol but I'm enjoying it while it lasts).  The challenge this week is Chinese New Year / Asian inspired.  I used some digi papers that were free from Cannon (I think) it was a while ago so they might not still be on there.  I made an origami kimono, stamped & embossed a dragon (which is a stamp I've had ages but rarely use so it was nice to ink it up) & finished off with flowers, ribbon pearls, peel off borders & the sentiments were found on Google (what would we do with out Google lol), I edged the card & sentiments with gold metallic rub-ons.  I hope you will join in the challenge (don't forget your sentiment) & if you need more inspiration why not check out the other DT members fantastic creations :)

The challenges:
The Stamp Man - Oriental
Oldie but Goodie - Fairies, mermaids, dragons or any other magical beings        
Lili of the Valley - Anything but Square    
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Fairy Knoll - Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Use 2 Patterned Papers

Friday, 28 January 2011

Easter Card! (Yes, I know it's early but there is a good reason...)

& the reason is that the new digi release at StampFairy today is "Clementine Easter".  She is just the cutest bunny & there is also a free bunny head image too! (see below).  I coloured her with ProMarkers, the papers are from Designer Digitals & I used my Martha Stewart punch to make a little garden for her.  The flowers were white originally but I inked them & added lots of Glamour Dust & a couple of punched leaves.  I finished off with a Happy Easter peel off!

Fabulous Freebie
I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Simon Says - Animal Antics
Paperminutes - Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky - Delight in Your Digi
Everybody Art - My Favourite Thing (Chocolate)
Cupcake - Food for Thought
Kaboodle Doodles - Bling It
Daring Cardmakers - Year of the Rabbit

Monday, 24 January 2011

Paper Pretties - Monday Wotnots

There are some more gorgeous new digi releases today at Paper Pretties & the one I've used is called "Purrrty Girl", isn't she such fun :o)  The papers are from Designer Digitals & I used my new Martha Stewart punch (a Christmas pressie), coloured the image with ProMarkers & added pearls to her necklace (it took me ages sticking each one of those lil pearls down), the tag is made using 2 stamps & I added a brad, some chain & a heart charm.  The finishing touches are some flowers & more pearls.  It is also fellow DT member Jessica's birthday & there is a birthday blog hop to celebrate, if you would like to join in you need to start at the Paper Pretties blog & if you're already joining in your next stop is the fabulous Janet's blog.  It is just for fun but you can be sure to get lots of inspiration along the way :o)

The challenges:
Bearly-Mine - Recipe
Fairy Tale - Flowers 
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Something Girly

Have a great week :o)

Friday, 21 January 2011

Getting Warmed Up at Stampin' for the Weekend

This week's challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Getting Warmed Up", this can be interpreted how ever you wish,  you will see from the DT cards some have gone for keeping warm & some of us have gone for getting warm in the sunshine :)  For my card I used this cute image from Di's Digi  Downloads called "Teds 99", I coloured her with ProMarkers, the papers are digi & I finished off with a couple of ribbons & gems.  The flower was made using punched flowers which I sprayed with water & scrunched up & added another flower to the centre. The greeting is from a stamp set called "Ticket Sentiments" by Raindrop Echo Designs from Whimsy Stamps.  

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Penny's - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Handmade Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky - Animal Magic
Incy Wincy - Bears, Bears, Bears
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Digi's by Phooka - Anything Goes (1st challenge)
Digital Tuesday - Tropical Warmth

Friday Release & a Fab Freebie at StampFairy

 The week's new release at StampFairy is called "Linda Ballet" & this is one of the gorgeous images & it gets even better:  you see the gorgeous ballet shoe image, it absolutely free!  It works perfectly with these new images.  The colouring of my image may look a bit strange - that is because I started off with pearlised paints but they didn't work with the card I used so I finished off with Prismacolor pencils, I'm not too sure about the effect but I thought it looked kinda childlike lol.  The paper is from the Dovecraft "Kids" paper pack & I added some lace & ribbon.  The card is finished off with another stamped ticket sentiment by Raindrop Echo & some flowers.

The challenges:
Creative Craft World - Cute & Cuddly
Penny's - Anything Goes 
Creative Belli - The Letter P (Pink, Patterned Paper)
Challenge Up Your Life - Clean & Simple
The Crafty Pad - New (image)
Stamp Something - Cute Somethings

Monday, 17 January 2011

Paper Pretties - Monday Wotnots (Monday Again Already?!)

More great digi releases at Paper Pretties again today & I've used this cute elephant one (I love elephants) which is called "Ian Laurent".  He coloured with ProMarkers, Sakura glitter gel pens & chalk.  The papers are called "Chasing Rainbows" by Zoe Pearn from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  Ooh nearly forgot to say I didn't make a card this time but altered a filofax, I love these as they are so handy (but this one is for my lil grandaughter Abigail who loves elephants even more than I do lol).  The finishing touches are ribbon, brads, punched butterflies, rub-on letters, some gems & pearls & I stamped {heart} You. 

The challenges:
Lili of the Valley - Things with Wings
Stamptacular - Anything but a Square
Secret Crafter - With Love
One Stitch - New (image, large butterfly punch)
Pear Tree - Free for All
Pile it On - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sentimental Sundays Challenge - Winter

Happy Sunday everyone :o) This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Winter" (with a sentiment).  The papers are digi & I can't remember where from (probably Designer Digitals or Sweet Shoppe), the cute image is from Heather Ellis & was a bargain at 50p which i coloured with ProMarkers & added some glitter for the snow.  The finishing touches are sequins, flowers, brad, die cut Christmas tree & the sentiment is by Raindrop Echo Designs & available here.  Don't forget to check out the other DT members for lots of inspiration & grab the weekly freebie from the blog.

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Fussy & Fancy - Sketch
The Stamp Man - Distress
Stamping, Scrapping - Flower Power
Kaboodle Doodles - Do It With Digis
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Papertake - Cold & Frosty Morning
Fairy tale - Flowers 
Raise the Bar - Oh to be a Kid Again

Friday, 14 January 2011

Friday Release at StampFairy

Thank goodness it is Friday!  What a week it has been, work has been unbelievably busy, not helped by all the news coverage about the Flu/Swine Flu (I work in a Doctor's Surgery) so I AM glad it's Friday but I have to work tomorrow :o( so no Saturday lay in for me.  Friday is also great because there is a new release every Friday at StampFairy & this week it is this cute lil fella called "Donny HoneyBear".  There is also a fab free digi image to match perfectly with him.  I paper pieced his hat, wings & suit & the rest is coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are digi, I used my Martha Stewart flower border punch, added some black pearls to his antennae & finished off with some stamping & 2 buttons.  

The challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Let's get Warm & Toasty
CPS - Sketch
Crazy Challenge - Animals
PaperPlay - Cutie Patootie
One Stop - Card for a Child
Meljens - Square or Round Shaped Card
I Love ProMarkers - Punches

Hope you've all had a great week & enjoy a fun-filled weekend!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Waiting for the Party

I absolutely love this image which is called "Waiting for the Party" & is from Di's Digi Downloads & it gave me an excuse to make my very favourite type of card - GIRLY! lol.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers & used Glamour Dust, the papers are DCWV & I did do lots of stitching but you can't see much of it.  The heart is a Martha Stewart punch which I also added lots of Glamour Dust to.  I finished of with lace, flowers, brads & a couple of little pearls for her earrings.  The ticket is from a set by Raindrop Echo called French Ticket Sentiments.  

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Pollycraft - New Things (Image & Lace)
Tellen's Place - Punches
2 Sisters - Getting Girly
Cute Card Thursday - Out with the Old (the large flowers I've had for ages)
Crafty Purple Frog - New Goodies or Technique 
Pear Tree - Circles 
Paper Sundaes - Circles
Rainbow Lady - It's all New to Me
Moving Along With The Times - Ring out the Old, Ring in the New

Paper Pretties - Monday Wotnots

Well here we are, Monday again & time for some more new fabulous digi releases at Paper Pretties :-)  I used "Cincinnati the Flying Piggy", isn't he such fun!  I colored him with ProMarkers & chalked the sky.  The papers are digi & I used my new border punch (not that you can see it much) & finished off with a sentiment which was a freebie a while ago from Sentimental Sundays, a mini peg & a mental swirl bent into a heart shape.  There is still time to enter the Paper Pretties challenge while you're checking out the digis.

The challenges: 
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Aly's - Things with Wings
PaperPlay - Clean & Simple
Oh, Alice! - Remembering Holiday Dreams
PaperCrafting Journey - Let's Get Digital
Alphabet - J is for Journey
CES - All Creatures Great & Small
Paper Cutz - Use Metal
Stampinsanity - Hardcore Hardware

Sorry the Photo is so dark!

 Have a great week everyone :-)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

First Christmas Card of 2011!

Well I am trying to be organised :D  The challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week is "Anything with Wings".  I used this gorgeous Poinsettia Fairy decoupage from the Crafty Purple Frog & highlighted he with Sakura glitter pens & Glamour Dust, the paper is digi & the panel was cut from a glittery Christmas card.  I finished off with ribbon, gem & the sentiment ticket was free from here.  Don't forget there are free sentiments every week at Sentimental Sundays & lots of inspiration from the DT. 

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Christmas Goes
Bah! Humbug! - Holly and/or Fairies
Bunny Zoe - Sparkle & Shine 
Totally Gorjuss - Sketch
Secret Crafter - Tons of Texture
Our Creative Corner - Photo Inspiration
Fluttter By - Open (with butterfly, fairy or angel)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Colour Inspiration

Hope you're all having a great weekend :)

Friday, 7 January 2011

Fun In the Sun! (aka Wishful Thinking)

I am late posting this (should have scheduled yesterday for first thing this morning), work has been crazy with someone else off sick again today so I had to work from 7.45 am to 6.30 pm & I then I remembered I'd forgotten (if that makes sense).  Anyway at StampFairy today there is a new release of these cute mermaid digis and also a freebie.  I flipped the image (I'm always doing this by mistake in Word lol but I liked the image this way). I coloured her with ProMarkers, the papers are from Basic Grey & I used my EK Success border punch.  I finished the card off with some ribbon, gems, beads, sentiment from Pink Cat Studio & lots of random stitching.

The challenges:
Digi's With Attitude - New Year's Resolution (Relax More, Worry Less)
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
I Did It - Favorite Technique (Sewing)
Papertake - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - A Wish for the New Year (Relax More, Worry Less)
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Karber - Movies (Splash) 

Don't forget there's still time to enter the StampFairy blog hop & challenge with lots of fabulous goodies to be won!

Monday, 3 January 2011

Challenge & Blog Hop at StampFairy

How excited am I, this is the first time I've been part of a blog hop so I'm hoping I get all the details right lol.  Over at StampFairy the challenge is "Celebrate with a Color Explosion" & along with the normal prizes for the weekly challenge there will be extra prizes hidden on some of the design team's blogs :)  The winners will be chosen via comments left on all of the design team's blogs & you must be a follower of the StampFairy Challenge blog & join in with the current challenge.  Sounds like fun right, so I hope you will join in :)

My card was made using StampFairy's Fairies image (how very apt lol) & I coloured her with ProMarkers, paper pieced her dress & added some glitter & gems.  The papers, flowers & brads were from my stash & I finished off with some ribbon & a free ticket sentiment (I will try & find the link later for you).
You should have hopped here from the very talented Celine's blog so if you didn't you can go back to the StampFairy Challenge blog & get your bearings. Next on the Hop is the equally talented  Ria so hop over & check out her fabulous creation.

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
By the Cute & Girly - Bling It On
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Something New (which happens to be the ribbon!)
Creative Craft - Anything Goes  
Totally Papercrafts - Time to Party
Simon Says - Time to Party/Celebrate
Crazy4Challenges - Celebrate Something
CES - Anything Goes

Paper Pretties - Monday Wotnots

Paper Pretties release fabulous new digi images every Monday & this week I'm using "Drakein the Dragon". I coloured him with ProMarkers & chalks.  The papers are Basic Grey, the Happy Birthday was a stamp free with a magazine & the other greeting is free from Pink Cat Studio. I finished off with some string & a button, keeping it nice & simple for a change.  To celebrate the  the new Paper Pretties Digi Design Team there is a fabulous freebie called Gelasius Giraffe to be had. I hope you will check out the other new digi images & the design team for more inspiration.

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Birthday & Circles
My Time to Craft - Brand Spanking New (image)
Paper Sundaes - Something New
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Favourite Song (Puff the Magic Dragon)
Stamping Vacation - No Punches
Whoopsi Daisy - Free & Easy
Order of the Opus Gluei - Something New (digi), Something to do with Year or Something to do with Baby

Isn't it lovely having a 3 day weekend, I think it should be compulsory lol :)  I've actually had time to enjoy some crafting.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Celebrate Friendship with Sentimental Sundays

What a lovely first challenge of the year for Sentimental Sundays - "Celebrate Friendship" (with a sentiment).  I've had this stamp from Willow Designs for years & it is still one of my favourites as I love fairies, I coloured the image with Twinkling H2Os & chalk. The edges of of the image & sentiment (which is from Whimsy Stamps & available here) have been edged with Brilliance ink &  Glamour Dust which I also added to the flowers (you can never have too much sparkle!).  The finishing touches are lace border (which you can hardly see), mini doily & punched butterfly.  I hope you can join us & don't forget to check out the free sentiments & the rest of the design team for lots more inspiration.

The challenges:
Stamping Scrapping - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Punch it Out
Stamp Something - Something with Glitter
Frosted Designs - Use a Quote
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
CES - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Stamp it Out
Freshly Brewed - Celebrate