Sunday, 28 August 2011

Back to School...

It's that time of year when the summer holidays are coming to an end & it's time for the lil children to get ready to go "Back to School" & that is the theme for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge.  I used this fab image from DigiStamp Boutique called "Off to School Ava" & coloured her with ProMarkers, the papers were from my stash & I finished of with a chipboard A+ , a paperclip & computer generated sentiment. There is lots of inspiration from the fabulous DT & free sentiments too!

My challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Back to School
PaperPlay - Back to School
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Back to School
Fairytale - Back to School
Frosted Designs - School Papers
Party Time Tuesdays - Back to School
DigiStamp Boutique - August Competition

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend (it's an extra long one here in the UK) & manage to get at least some (if not lots of) crafting done :o)

Friday, 26 August 2011

Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge

Wow, Friday again where are the weeks going?  For this week's Jellypark Friends Friday challenge we would love to see Punches or Diecuts used on your creations.  There are 2 fabulous digi image releases too & the one I've used is called "Jumping in Leaves" (doesn't it look fun lol).  I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the papers are digi from Designs by Krista & I finished off with a punched butterfly & fence, a ticket brads, flower, lace border & pearls.  If your looking for more inspiration you'll find it by checking out the other DT's creations & blogs :)  

The challenges:
Delightful - Digital Paper
Everybody Art - Blue/Brown
Karen's Doodles - Punch It Out
Hooked On Craft - Things With Wings

Have a great Friday, it's nearly the weekend (thank goodness).

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The Paper Shelter Challenge :)

Wednesday again, I love Wednesday cos it is my day off :) & as it is Wednesday it's time for another fab challenge at The Paper Shelter & this week it is "Punches or Dies".  If you use one of their images you are with the chance to win a $15 gift certificate to spend in their online Store but even if you don't use their images you still could win 1 of their gorgeous images - so it is a win, win situation :D  For my card I used TPS "Hippie Girl" (coloured) image which is def one of my favourites (though I have soo many lol).  I used a couple of papers from my stash (the peace was free from TLC I believe), the ticket is a stamp from Raindrop Echo & I finished off with some staples, stamped leaves, bit of an artificial flower, punched flower, punched butterfly, gems & a brad.

The challenges:
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio - A Tween Teen's Dream
Corrosive - Girly
Flutter By - Open (including butterfly, fairy or angel)
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Flower Power
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour- Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards - Summertime

Have a lovely day - I'm off to see an old friend this morning & then hopefully I can catch up with some crafting this afternoon (after whizzing round doing some housework).

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sentimental Sundays Birthday Challenge

Sunday again, I hope you're all enjoying a lovely weekend,  Yesterday we had a lovely walk on the beach (yes it was actually sunny!), we had to make the most of the warm, dry weather & later today we're going out for a meal (so no cooking or washing up - hooray).  As it IS Sunday that means it's time for another Sentimental Sundays challenge which this week is "Birthdays".  For my card I used another fab digital image from The Paper Shelter & this one is called "Birthday Cupcake" & as I was pushed for time (this week has been sooo busy) I used the coloured version:) I did a bit of machine stitching made some bunting & finished off with sparkly twine, coloured pearls, alphabet stickers & some Glamour Dust.  I hope you will be able to join us ( well it is nice & easy, we all need birthday cards :D ).  Ooh don't forget fabulous free sentiments every Sunday too.

I'm entering my card for these challenges:
Simon Says - Food & Drinks
One Stop - Bold & Bright
Fab 'n' Funky - A Stitch in Time
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Pixie Cottage - Big on Birthdays &/or Sketch
Anything Goes - Happy Birthday/Celebration
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
AiFactory - Anything goes
Emerald Faerie Garden  - Birthday

Friday, 19 August 2011

Holidays at Stampin' for the Weekend

Well that's been a really long week, I'm so glad that Friday (just gotta get through today lol).  As it is Friday that means it's time for a new Stampin' for the Weekend challenge :)  This fortnight we want to see you Holiday projects.  I used this fab digi image called "Sunny Day" from The Paper Shelter (you get all their images in outline & full colour so they are very versatile) which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are from my stash & I finished off with flowers, brads, ribbon & a touch of Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents & a digi ticket (I've added a gem to the flower in her hair now as well).  I'd like to enter my card for the Crafty Calendar challenge which this month is "Hot Colours".

Hope you've had a great week & are looking forward to a lovely weekend :)

Friday, 12 August 2011

Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge...

This week the Jellypark Friends Friday challenge is to use your favorite embellishment.  My favourite embellishment depends on the type of card, as this card is a male card (not my favorites usually to make  but I loved using this cute new "Boy Footballer" image). I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the papers are digi & I finished off with punched stars, twine, button, a couple of pearls & some scrabble tiles.  The other DT members have done an amazing job so I hope you'll check them out for lots more inspiration.

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Pixie Dust - Boys will be Boys
My Mum's Craft Shop - Sports & Hobbies
Crafty Creations - Male Birthday - Sketch
The Stamping Boutique - Happy Birthday - A Young Male
4 Crafty Chicks - Twine
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Dogs, Digi Stamps or Denim
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

I hope you've had a good week & have a lovely weekend ahead.  We're off to Kent tonight to meet our new granddaughter & I can't wait :)

My Last Post For StampFairy

I have enjoyed every moment of being on the StampFairy DT & using Gerda's wonderful images & working with such a great bunch of girls but I've decided to stand down so this is my last post on the DT.  The Friday release this week is this cute "Garden Goblin" in various guises :)  I decided to cover an old filofax & I used ProMarkers to colour the image, added the freebie toadstools on the front too & also inside finishing off with some alphabet stickers, buttons & punched corners.  

The challenges:
Crazy Amigo - Free Theme 
C.R.A.F.T. - Gifts
Incy Wincy - Something Old, Something New (New image, corner punch, Old buttons, stickers)
Kaboodle Doodles - Primary Colours

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Paper Shelter Challenge :)

I was so pleased & excited to be chosen to be on The Paper Shelter DT as their digital images & papers are gorgeous & this is my first creation for their challenge blog.  This week the theme is "Sitching" (faux or real).  I don't use my sewing machine enough so it was nice to have an excuse to use it :) The image I used is called "Beauty Treatment" & I coloured her with ProMarkers (all the images come in coloured too which is fab if you haven't got a lot of time), the stamped beauty products & sentiment are from Elzybells & I finished the card off with flowers, punched butterfly & some gems.  Ooh I nearly forgot to say I decorated the inside of the card too (I'm love doing this at the moment, when I have enough time lol).

This is the inside
You don't need to use a Paper Shelter image to enter the challenge but if you do & you win you get a $15.00 gift certificate to spend in The Paper Shelter shop but if you don't use one of their images you could still win your choice of one of their fabulous digital images.  So everyone can join in the fun!

I'm entering my card for these challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Cupcake - Sew Mad
Flutterby - Open (include Butterfly, Fairy or Angel)
The Stamp Man - Show us Some Stitching
Delightful - Stitching
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Digi
KB Cute - Anything Goes (using a digi)
Pink Elephant - Butterfly
Paper Creator - Say it With Flowers
Sparkles Forum - One For The Girls

I hope you're all having a great week, I've got so much to do today (& so little time lol).

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Some Photos of the New Baby :)

I thought I'd post a couple of photos of my new granddaughter (see previous post for details) who was born yesterday :)  I'm sure you'll agree she is a real cutie (& so are her brother & sister).

Ryan was so excited to meet his new baby sister
Abigail was just a little bit apprehensive

Thanks for looking :) I hope you're all enjoying your weekend (don't they go way to quickly!).

Sentimental Sundays Challenge & Some News...

Firstly my news is that I'm a Nanny (Grandmother) again, my son Craig & his partner Zoe had a gorgeous little girl yesterday (they haven't got a name for her yet) a little sister to Ryan & Abigail who are very excited.  Unfortunately they don't live close by so I've got to wait until the end of the week before I can meet her (but I can't wait).

So on the the challenge: the Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is "Flowers", nice & easy this time & it made me get on with my MIL's birthday card.  I used this wonderful image from Lili of the Valley & coloured her with ProMarkers.  The finishing touches are lace, doily, flowers (of course), greeting & gems. 

The challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - Birthday Cards
Papertake - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Don't be Square
Sassy Studio - Feeling Sentimental
Emerald Faerie Garden - Lace
The Poodles Parlour - Round & Round the Garden 
Miami Doodles - Flowers
Paper Creator - All About Flowers 
Come & Get It - Fall Birthdays
Little Darlings - Girly 
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Cards 

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)

Friday, 5 August 2011

Spots & Dots at Stampin' for the Weekend :)

This fortnight the challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Spots & Dots" & our fabulous sponsor is Simon Says Stamp :)  I thought I'd make an easel card as I haven't made one for a while.  The green papers & the cute monkey image are from StampFairy, the greeting was a freebie from TLC & I finished off with a ribbon vine & button bananas.  I hope you will go dotty with us & if you need more inspiration you should check out the other DT members blogs :)

Thank goodness it's nearly the weekend, just gotta get through today...

Lenny Decoration (Another Christmas Card)!

Good ol' Gerda coming up with some gorgeous Christmas images & helping me along with my Christmas cards :) This week's new designs are "Lenny Decoration" & I coloured him with ProMarkers, paper pieced the bauble, inked & glittered the edges & finished off with a greeting, gems & pompom trim).  There is a fabulous Friday freebie as always & lots of inspiration too.

The challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Use 4 items from the List (Ribbon, Inking, Stamping & Stripes)
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Simon Says - Christmas in August
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Aud Sentiments - Merry Christmas

(I'll be back in a bit with my Stampin' for the Weekend challenge card) xxx

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Another Christmas Card...

That must bring my total of Christmas cards made into double figures (probably about 10 lol) so at least I'm getting some made in advance :D  I love these papers from the Sweet Shoppe called Little Joys (& by one of my fav designers Zoe Pearn).  The image is from the Digi Stamp Boutique & I made some bunting & finished off with some tinsel, staples & a ceramic stamp.

I'm entering this card into these challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Use 4 from the List (Inking, Stamping, Metal Embellishments & stripes)
Totally Papercrafts - Bling it Up
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Stay Cool
Simon Says - Christmas in August
Creative Craft World - Anything But Birthdays
Stamp & Fun = Creativity - Christmas Card
For Fun - Anything Goes
DigiStamp Boutique - August Competition

I hope you're all having a good week, it was horrible going back to work after a week off but lovely to have a day today & I'm (hopefully) catching up with crafting & housework (  sorry for swearing ;)  ).