Friday, 29 April 2011

Funny Princess

She may be funny but she is so cute too don't you think & she is one of the "Funny Princess" new releases at StampFairy today.  I coloured her with ProMarkers & paper pieced her dress & the frog.  The window is a fab background digi from Di's Digi Downloads which is also coloured with ProMarkers & some Glamour Dust added to the flowers.  The paper is from Designer Digitals.  I finished off  the card off with some lace, gems, ribbons, punched border & die cut corners.  I love this image & think she may now be my favourite image now (though with so many to choose from it is hard).  If you're looking for inspiration the DT have lots of lovely creations for you to check out & don't forget the StampFairy weekly challenge too.  Oops & I nearly forgot to mention there is a free digi image every Friday!

The challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Bling It On
Simon Says - Anything Goes (& a Blog Hop)
Paperminutes - Olive Green/Cream/Rose
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Child's Play
A Spoon Full of Sugar - A Right Royal Knees Up
Amber's - Use a Digital Stamp
DDH - Paper Piecing
Totally Papercrafts - Glitter
Rainbow Lady - Take a Town, City or Country Break (country)
Papercrafting Journey - Bling
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Make It Pop!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Just a Quick One...

Fab new digi images released as always on a Monday from Paper Pretties.  The one I've used is called "Sweet Treat".  As I've got very little time for crafting at the moment I just made a quick bookmark using Kraft card, some paper from Scrapbooking Mad & some ribbon.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers & finished off with a few seed beads (they're meant to be the sprinkles on the ice-cream but I'm not quite sure they work lol) finishing off with a couple of peel offs.

The challenges:
Paperminutes - Balloons
One Stop - Chocolate (the ice-cream is chocolate)
Corrosive - Animals

Sunday, 24 April 2011

No Card but a Happy Easter, 2 Happy Birthdays & a Sentimental Sunday Reminder

Wow that is a long title but I will explain:
1st Happy Easter! I hope you're all enjoying yourselves.
2nd we have 2 Paper Pretties girls with birthdays & there is a Blog Hop to celebrate.  If you have joined in the Hop you should have come from Nancy's fab blog.  I'm sorry that I haven't had time to make anything for the Hop but as I said in my previous post we have the grandchildren staying so I've barely got time to write this lol (though I will have a little something made tomorrow with one of the new digi releases) & next in line is Janet - then it is the 2 birthday girls: Dominique & Cindy (Happy Birthday Girls!).  If you want to start the Hop from the beginning you need to go HERE.
Last but definitely not least is the new challenge at Sentimental Sundays, I haven't made a card for the reason mentioned above but want to remind you that the theme this week is to use 3 or more punches & as always there is the weekly freebie & why not check out the fabulous DT creations too :)

Friday, 22 April 2011

StampFairy Christmas

Yes I know it's early but at least it's another card done :D  & this cute Muffins Angel which is one of the new releases today at StampFairy lends itself perfectly to Christmas.  Don't forget there is a freebie every Friday too!  Ooh & the half price sale which is now on ends at midnight on Sunday so you need to stock up asap.  The papers I used are from Dovecraft & I glittered the edges.  The image was coloured in with ProMarkers with more Stickles for the wings, I finished off with a greeting, 2 punched stars & 2 star brads.

 The challenges:
Little Claire's - Animals
Bling It On - Digi
My Mum's Craft Shop - All That Glitters
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Pretty Punches
Digi Doodle - Glitter & Glitz
Creative Inspirations - Pets/Animals
Allsorts - Sketch
Sparkle - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Heavy Metal
Freshly Brewed - Let's See You Shine
ABC - S is for Sparkle
Crafty Catz - Children's Cards

We've got the grandchildren staying for the long Easter weekend so won't be doing any blogging/commenting but will be out enjoying myself - hope you're all doing the same & Happy Easter! 

Stampin' for the Weekend - Wedding Theme

There is a Wedding theme for the challenge this time on SFTW (apparently there is a big wedding next week here in the UK ;) ).  My card was made for a golden wedding celebration (& in case you're wondering about where the stamping comes in the butterfly was punched & stamped).  Both the punches are from Martha Stewart & I just did some matting & layering & finished off with ribbon, gems & a computer generated greeting.  The other DT members creations are stunning so I hope you will check them out for more inspiration :)

The challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - Flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's Celebrate
Ladybug - Anything Goes
Claudia & Co - Clean & Simple
Critter - Punches &/or Dies (at least 2)

Monday, 18 April 2011

Alice In Wonderland

When I was a little girl Alice in Wonderland was my favourite book & it had such wonderful pictures & was so magical.  I saw this digi image from Pink Cat Studio "Lily as Alice" & had to get it (I've had it ages but this is the first chance I've had to use it).  I coloured her with ProMarkers, the papers are from DCWV, the stamp I've had for ages & I finished off with die cut corners, punched heart & butterfly, heart pin with added seed beads, flowers, ribbon, lace & pearls.  

The challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes (brand new challenge!)
Crafty Calendar - April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
By The Cute & Girly - Cute & Girly
Gem of a Challenge - Pearls & Swirls
Crafts & Me - Ribbon
Flutter By - Soft Pastel Colours
Digital Tuesday - Little Women
Bling It On - Digi Stamp & Bling
Woodware - Die Cuts/Punches 
The Paper Variety - Flowers  
Paper Romance - Paper Flowers 
Little Miss Muffet - Glitter & Shine

Thinking of You

There are 2 new digital images at Paper Pretties today,  I've used "Roses" but "Crocuses" is the other image is equally beautiful.  I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils & printed the rose heads out again & did the "cracked glass technique" (with a sprinkling of Glamour Dust) & added some dimension using silicon glue.  The DP is from Designs by Krista & I used my new Marianne Creatables die finishing off with some lace, ribbon, greeting & a couple of gems.

The challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Thinking of You w/sentiment &/or Animals
Pixie Dust Studio - Say It Out Loud
Paper Sundaes - Texture
Cupcake - Lots of Layers

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Easter Basket (Mark 2)

I made an Easter basket a few weeks back which I'm giving to my lil granddaughter Abigail & so obviously I had to make one for her brother Ryan :o)  The Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is Easter/Spring (with a sentiment) & I used my Ultimate Pro (it makes boxes so quickly), the bunny image paper was a free download from Printable Heaven & the image is from Paper Pretties & called "A Basket For You" coloured with ProMarkers.  I finished off with a "Hoppy Easter" tag which is a freebie from StampFairy, an eyelet, some ribbon, a punched butterfly & some gems. 

The challenges:
Little Claire's - Animals
Scrappy Frogs - Hoppy Easter
ECP - Easter
Creative Belli - Eggs/Bunnies
Pollycraft - Easter
Our Creative Corner - 3D Easter Projects
Fussy & Fancy - For A Child
Crafty Catz - Furry Friends
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter
Pattie's Creations - Easter or Spring
Bee Crafty - Easter
Crazy 4 Challenges - Easter Gift
Catch The Bug - Easter
The Crafty Pad - Easter

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend & enjoy the week to come :o)

Friday, 15 April 2011

Windmill for StampFairy

I love making cards but I also like making other things (in fact I love making lots of different things, unfortunately there just aren't enough hours in the day to do all I would like lol) so with this week's StampFairy Friday release I thought I would make a windmill for the garden.  I found a template on Google, used digi papers (which I printed on both sides).  This cute Snail  is from StampFairy's Critters range & I coloured his face with ProMarkers & paper pieced his shell.  The little images on the stick are this week's freebie & I finished off with some gems.  All the images at the moment are half price but I'm not sure how long for so you need to get in quick.

The challenges:
Digi Doodle - Stripes
Simon Says - For a Child
Papertake - Truly Dimensional
Crafty Creations - Paper Piecing
Allsorts - Anything But Square
A Spoon Full of Sugar - All Creatures Great & Small
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes 
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
AI Factory - Party Animal

You can see from the photos that the sun has disappeared, in fact it's been soo cold this week that the heating has gone back on.  I hope it warms up for the weekend & you all have a good one :)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Treasured Memories at Sentimental Sundays

This weeks Sentimental Sundays challenge "Treasured Memories" really got me thinking & all I could come up with was a scrapbook page until I saw this cute image from this weeks sponsor Meljen's Designs which is called "Hunny Bunny" & I thought a Wedding Day is definitely a day providing lots of treasured memories :) (I love a good wedding!).  I coloured the image with ProMarkers with a bit of Sakura sparkle & some liquid pearls.  The paper is form Dovecraft's "Wedding " paper pack (which I've had for yonks & have hardly used but thought it went perfectly with the image).  I gathered some organza ribbon & finished the card off with a punched heart, punched & glittered butterfly, some pearls & flowers (the greeting was cut from one of the sheets of backing paper).  I hope you can join us this week & why not check out the gorgeous creations from the other DT members for lots of inspiration & don't forget there's  free sentiments too!

The challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Punches &/or Dies
Charisma Cardz - Weddings/Anniversaries
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Tons of Texture
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Use Dies or Punches (& ribbon)
For Fun - Bunny
Miami Doodles - Use a Punch or Die Cut
Freshly Brewed - Flowers
Wags 'n Whiskers - Ribbons & Pearls
Flutter By - Open (use butterfly, fairy or angel)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Layer It Up
ABC - R is for Ribbon

Friday, 8 April 2011

How Piggin' Cute :@)

The new images at StampFairy today feature this cute lil piggy with his umbrella & there is an umbrella freebie that matches perfectly too!  There is 50% off at the moment too, so you can buy twice as much lol.  I thought I'd make a corner bookmark (a friend at work said she needed one).  There are some instructions HERE if you would like to have a go :)  I coloured the image with ProMarkers & paper pieced the brolly, the freebie brolly has been covered with Glossy Accents.  The front of the bookmark has been embossed & I finished off with a ribbon, brad & border punch.

The challenges:
Creative Craft - Bookmarks
Craft Your Days Away - Spots & Stripes
PaperPlay - Critters Galore
I Did It -Anything Goes 
Creative Card Crew - April Showers
Crafty Creations - Rain Showers 
C.R.A.F.T. - Animals/Pets
Sassy Studio - April Showers
Crafty Catz - Embossing
Ellephantastic - Anything But Square or Rectangle
The Paper Variety - April Showers

Monday, 4 April 2011

Paper Pretties - Monday Wotnots & A Sale at StampFairy!

I hope you all had a fab weekend (& a great Mother's Day if you are a Mum & celebrated Mother's Day yesterday).  I had a wonderful Mother's Day as I spent the day in Kent with my eldest son & my 2 lil grandchildren (my DIL was at work but we did get to see her for a couple of hours too).  It was a long day with lots of traveling but luckily I wasn't in work til 9.30 this morn so I got a bit of a lie in (poor hubby had to start at 6.00 though).

Monday means new digi releases at Paper Pretties & the one I've used is called "Hula Hooping Hector".  He's coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are digi & from my (huge) scraps box & I finished off with 2 punched stars, buttons, computer generated greeting & a brad (ooh I used my star border punch too).

The challenges:
Cupcake - Comedy Rocks 
Card Makin Mamas - Embellish It!
Pals Paper Arts - Punches
Shannon's Sentiments - Use an Oval
One Stop - Spots & Dots 
Speedy The Cat - Spotlight any Animal
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Sentimental Sundays (a little early)

This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Let's Get Wet" & the free sentiments this week were chosen by me! (so I hope you like them).  We also have a fab sponsor: Deedee's Digis.  (I am posting early as we are away tomorrow)  This image is from Di's Digi Downloads & is called "What a Catch" (she has a fab freebie on her site too at the moment).  I coloured it with ProMarkers & a bit of Stickles glitter glue. The Gone Fishing sign is by Raindrop Echo Designs "Great Day to Fish" sentiments.  I finished off with some Bakers Twine, buttons a glazed fish & jump ring.  

The challenges:
Die Cut Dreams - Use a Food Themed Digi (fish are food right)
Totally Papercrafts - One For The Boys
Crafty Catz - April Showers (water)
Freshly Brewed - Cook It Up
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's Hear It For The Boys (2nd entry)
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
Fairy Knoll - Whatever

Friday, 1 April 2011

Good Times at StampFairy

Today's new digi releases at StampFairy are these cute bear images called "Herb Summer 2". I coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils (again), the papers were a freebie from a magazine, the sun is this week's StampFairy freebie & I added a stamped greeting.  I finished off with some foam stickers that I've had for ages :o)  The DT have been working really hard so I hope you will check them out & show them some love (& get lots of inspiration!).

The challenges:
Crafts & Me - Use Yellow
Digital Tuesday - For the Kids
Creative Card Crew - For a Child
Sweet Stampin - The Weather
CES - Die Cut Crazy
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's Hear it for the Boys
Craft Your Passion - Grin and Bear It
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes (digi)