Sunday, 30 October 2011

Now For Something Completely Different...

The Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is "Birth Flowers" (or use the colours of your birth flower) + a sentiment.  This card is so out of my comfort zone & not my usual style (& not my favourite either) but that said the image is lovely & from our sponsor this week Heart Song Designs.  My birthday is in September & so my birth flower is Morning Glory.  I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils (I thought it would be a bit softer).  The paper is digi & from Designs by Krista.  I finished off with a ribbon, sentiment, pearls, Glamour Dust & punched vine border.  I hope you can join us &that you'll check out the other DT members fab creations.

The challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Wow, this weekend is going way too quick.  I've been trying to catch up with my DT work & Christmas cards, I'm behind cos we had the family to stay & very lovely it was too!  I'm also trying to make some more bits of jewellery for my first craft fair which is on 27th November (I'm very excited).

Saturday, 22 October 2011

More Halloween! {sorry}

This is the last Halloween card until next year I promise!  The challenge this time at Di's Digi challenge blog is "Halloween or Autumn" & I just love this cute witch image which is called "Now What" so I had to use her (hence another Halloween card & not Autumn lol).  I coloured her with ProMarkers, the papers are digi (Summer Driggs I think as is the sentiment).  I finished off with another spider, some cord, buttons, Glamour Dust & a flower.  Our fab sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen so you have the chance to win crafty goodies of your choice :D  Lots more inspiration as always from the rest of the DT.  Hope you can join us (if you can fit in anymore Halloween crafting lol).

The challenges:
Crafty Boots - Autumn or Halloween
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun
Card Makin Mamas - Halloween
Delightful - Halloween
Divas by Design - Something Spooky
CropStop - Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks - Marker It Up
Magical Monday - Halloween
Scrappy Frogs - Something That Flies
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween
Repeat Impressions DCC1012 Designer’s Choice Challenge - Halloween/Fall
The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge - Halloween
Everybody Art - Halloween 
ABC - B is for Boo
Hooked on Crafts - Something Spooky  
Through the Craftfoom - Halloween  

Here's to a wonderful weekend! I'm soo excited cos my son, DIL & 3 grandchildren (inc lil Bethany who is only 10 weeks old) are coming to stay for a few days (so I won't be able to commenting or  blog-hopping until the end of the week).

Friday, 21 October 2011

Fancy Dress?

The challenge this week at Jellypark Friends is "Costume" so you don't necessarily have to make a Halloween project although the theme fits that too (& that's what I did) so there's lots of scope :D  My image is called "Boy in Halloween Costume" & is one of the new releases today in the Jellypark store & while you're browsing the store why not check out the fab Jellypark magazine, it's full of projects & inspiration & even a competition!  I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the papers are from Designs by Krista (such a bargain at just $2 for 16 patterned papers & 4 plain ones).  The ticket is from the Raindrop Echo's Halloween Ticket Sentiments again & I finished off with a border punch, brad & a plastic spider. 

The challenges (there's quite a few Halloween ones about at the moment):
Delightful - Halloween
Card Makin Mamas - Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween 
Papertake - Spooky Hues
Paperplay - Use Black
Paper Sundaes - Halloween or Fall
Digital Tuesday - Happy Halloween
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun
Crafty Boots - Autumn or  Halloween
Crafting for all Seasons - Halloween or Colour

Fright Night!

This week's challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Spooky".  My image is from The Paper Shelter & called "Franky Pastry" (lol), I coloured him with ProMarkers & added black glitter around the edges.  The papers are digi & the bat one is from Designs by Krista (not sure about the other 2).  The ticket sentiment is by Raindrop Echo & I finished off with ribbon & a brad.  Halloween is getting near so why not join in the fun :).  I'm entering my card into the Kraft Outlet's Make it Monday's challenge which is "Spooky Stuff".

Thanks for looking & have a great Friday :D

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Time For Another Challenge At The Paper Shelter

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Harvest" (use orange, green, yellow & browns).  I kept my card pretty simple; mainly so as not to distract from the gorgeous image (The Sweet Gardener) & also cos I thought that flower was quite overpowering lol.  The papers are also from The Paper Shelter & are called "Spring Swing".  I finished off with a large brad, punched vine border, ticket, gems & Glamour Dust. If you use an image from The Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate & even if you don't & you are picked you can chose 3 images of your choice from the shop. 

The challenges:
Delightful - Colours of Fall
Paperminutes - Sketch
KB Cute -Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Autumn or Halloween
Wags 'n Whiskers - Fall Colours
CES -Forever Autumn
Creatalicious - Distress Your Edges
I Love ProMarkers - Cute
Fab 'n' Funky - Beat Up, Torn or Distressed

I hope you're all having a great week & that  you will be able to join us for this week's challenge :)

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Festive Frolics Blog Hop :o)

Wild Rose Studio are having a Festive Frolics blog hop to celebrate their fabulous new Christmas designs.  It finishes tomorrow & it was a bit of struggle to get a card made in time but I managed it, phew!  I used another cd-rom (isn't it funny I've had these CDs a while but haven't used either of them but now I'm on a roll lol) this time I used my Me to You (Tatty Teddy) CD-Rom.  I used my Sakura sparkle pens & added some Stickles to the image.  The papers are digi & I finished with Glamour Dust, gold ribbon, punched holly leaves & gems.  The greeting is also from the CD-Rom.  

The challenges:
Little Claire's - Christmas
Bee Crafty - Bling
Cute Card Thursday - Tree-mendous
Sparkle - Stickers (optional)

Right I'm off to visit the DT members blogs to check out all their fab creations... I could be a while :S

It's A Frame Up!

This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Fancy Folds" (with a sentiment).  I wasn't sure what to make but I'd had my Humphrey's Corner cd-rom for a while & hadn't really made anything with so thought I would try making a frame card. It wasn't quite as easy as I'd hoped especially as there are no instructions on the cd-rom lol Luckily I found some instructions here.  I'm quite pleased with the outcome & I'm sure my little granddaughter Abigail would like it as she LOVES elephants.  I added a gem, pearls & flowers & the sentiment I believe is from TLC.   I hope you will have a go at some fancy folds & join in the challenge :o)  & if you're looking for more inspiration you need look no further than the fabulous DT!

The challenges:
Bling It On - No Patterned Papers
The Stamp Man - Circle It
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Zoo or Animal Theme
Prairie Fairy - Sugar & Spice
Emerald Faerie Garden - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Freshly Brewed - Fancy Folds
Anything Goes - Die Cuts, Punches or both
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly - Anything Goes
I Did It - Animals

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.  I had to work yesterday, there was a Flu Clinic & boy was it busy! I was so glad to get home so I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing Sunday (if I get the chance lol, I got lots of catching up to do & we have to go shopping as we didn't go yesterday - I hate shopping! lol)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Little Blessings...

I had forgotten to blog card that I made for my son & his partner when little Bethany was born ( see below for photos if your interested :)  ).  The cute image is from Di's Digital Downloads & coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are digi from Designs by Krista (she has got some gorgeous kits on sale at the moment for only $1.50!) & I distressed the edges.  I finished off with a ribbon, charm, flowers, Glamour Dust, doily & a sentiment.

I decorated the inside too
The challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing
Creative Craft - Celebration
Secret Crafter - Anything as long as it Sparkles
One Stop - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
I Did It - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle - Distressing 
Woodware USA -Anything Goes
Sweet & Sassy Digi - For a Baby
Card & Scrap - Embossing &/or Distressing

I hope you're all having a great week & managing to fit some crafting in :) It's my day off today so I'm catching up with some DT work & sorting out my jewellery making stuff to see if I can get motivated to start making for my 1st craft fair ( I've got until the end of November so hopefully I will have some stuff made by then :D ) .  I also really need to get on with my Christmas cards too!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Cute Baby Alert!

No crafty creations to show today but I thought I would share a couple of photos of my new granddaughter Bethany who was born on 6th August.  She is such a little darling & I can't wait until she (& the rest of the family) come to visit at half term (my son lives in Kent so we don't get to see them much as we would like - thank goodness for Skype & the webcam!).

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.  We went to see Footloose at the cinema yesterday (we only went cos we had free tickets) & it was absolutely fab! I loved it from beginning to end.  We're off out to lunch with the in-laws a bit later so that's no cooking again for me today - excellent :D

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Getting Girly at Digi Designs :)

For Di's 3rd challenge on the Digi Designs blog we want to see your "Girly Creations", a favourite theme of mine as I love as things cute & girly :) (Though I didn't find making this card that easy, it actually took me a while to get going with it - I had crafter's block, I'm sure you've all been there but I got there in the end!).   The image I used on my card has actually been retired now but there are soo many wonderful designs in Di's Digi Downloads shop you will be spoilt for choice (though you don't have to use one of her images to enter the challenge).  I coloured the image with ProMarkers & did lots of random stitching.  I finished off with some punched butterflies, flowers, gems, pearls & charms.  I hope you will join us & check out the other DT members creations for more inspiration.  For even more incentive to enter (if you needed any ;) ) we are sponsored by Crafty Boots & there is the chance to win a $10 gift voucher.

The challenges:
Prairie Fairy - Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice
Delightful - Make it Dimensional
Cutie Sunday - No Text
Simon Says - Sparkle & Bling
Flutter By - Open (with a butterfly, fairy or angel)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Emerald Faerie Garden -Punches/Dies
Sweet Stampin' - In Stitches

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend & mange to fit some crafting in.  My friend has just booked us in to do a craft fair at the end of November so I'm going to have to try & find some time to make some jewellery - I am soo excited though, it is our 1st one & is only small (but you have to start somewhere).  & I've just linked my card to Link Up For Pink at JustJolie :)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Colours of Autumn

The Stampin' For The Weekend challenge for the next fortnight is "Colours of Autumn".  I've had this image from Mo's Digital Pencil for ages & I coloured it with ProMarkers, the edges have been inked & distressed with Glamour Dust added, the papers are digital & the sentiment is from TLC.  I finished the card off with ribbon, a beaded pin, leaf bead & some woollen flowers.  I used the sketch from Bunny Zoe. Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Simon Says Stamp.

New Releases & New Challenge at Jellypark Friends

The challenge this week at Jellypark Friends is "Pink + a Ribbon" & I thought I'd make something different this time, so I made a keychain (which is mainly pink with a bit of green for good measure).  I used the Jellypark "Ticket Invite for Tea & Cake" which is one of my favs (mainly cos it involves tea & cake lol) which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils & added a clear glaze to.  As it's Friday it means there are 2 new releases too & I made a card with "Boy Wearing Over-sized Jumper", isn't he such fun (he would make a fab Christmas card too).  I coloured him with ProMarkers & added some eyelets, Baker's twine, button & a sentiment.  There are some wonderful creations from the other DT members to check out too & I hope you can join us in the challenge.

Challenges for the keychain:
Crafter's Companion - Pink & Green
Bling It On - No Patterned Papers
Bee Crafty - Bling
Cute Card Thursday - Time for Cake
Simon Says - Sparkle & Bling
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes, with a Ribbon
StampInsanity - Anything but a Card
Pixie Dust Studio - Anything but a Card
Ladybug Crafts Ink - No Design Papers
Hooked on Craft - Anything but a Card

Challenges for the card:
Crafts & Me - Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad - One for the Boys
Fab 'n' Funky - Die Cut or Punches
One Stop - Just for Men  
ABC - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Slugs & Snails & Puppydog's Tails
Divas by Design - Button Up

Hope you're having a great Friday! I can't wait for the weekend, we're going to see a movie & have lunch out.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Spooky Goings On At The Paper Shelter

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter  is "Halloween".  There are some wonderful images at TPS that are just perfect for this challenge but you can use any images you like :) My image is called "I May Have Exaggerated a Bit" & coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are digi, the sentiment was a freebie from Summer Driggs & I finished off with some rolled felt flowers, gems & a brad.  The spiders I got in a Halloween goody bag from Poundland :) If you use an image from The Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate & even if you don't & you are picked you can chose an image of your choice from the shop.  The DT have come up trumps for this challenge (as always) so why not check them out too :)

The challenges:
Bearly Mine - 3 Design/Backing Papers
Secret Crafter - Halloween
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Moving Along With The Times - Spooky Halloween Cards
I Did It - Halloween
Digital Tuesday - We Like to Party
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Scrappin' Chics - Halloween with Purple & Green
Come & Get It - Happy Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Trick or Treat
My Craft Spot - Too Cute to Spook
Little Darlings - Fall or Halloween
Stamp With Fun - Halloween
Lollipop Crafts - Halloween

Thanks for looking & have a great day :)

Sunday, 2 October 2011

It's Sunday...

So that means it's time for the Sentimental Sundays challenge & this week it is Sewing or Stitching.  I got my sewing machine out & did some zigzag stitching on my card, the cute image is from Jellypark & called "Sitting Fairy" & coloured with ProMarkers & Glamour Dust. The papers are from The Paper Shelter (I love these papers) & I finished off with punched butterflies, flowers, gems & pearls.  The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo.  

I decorated the inside as well this time.
 The challenges:
By The Cute & Girly - All Things Bright & Beautiful
Crafts & Me - Flowers
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Flutter By - Open (with a Fairy, Angel or Butterfly)
Crafty Catz - Things With Wings
Allsorts - Flowers
Crafty Boots - Things With Wings
Scrap-Creations - It's a Girl Thing
Papercrafting Journey - Die Cuts &/or Punches
Emerald Faerie Garden - Punches/Dies
Sparkles Forum - Something That Sparkles

I hope you're having a lovely weekend, the weather has been glorious here (summer's arrived at last lol) not sure how long it's going to last but hopefully at least until the end of today as we are having a BBQ at the MILs.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Today is World Card Making & over at the Jellypark Friends challenge blog we are celebrating with a fabulous freebie image & the chance to win too :)  I love this box of crafting goodies image & coloured it with ProMarkers (there's a surprise lol), I think the papers are from StampFairy, I made some little rolls of ribbon & finished off with Baker's twine, button, punched stars, gems & a computer generated sentiment (& some Glamour Dust for good measure) .  Some of the other team members have made some gorgeous cards to so why not check them out for lots more inspiration.

The challenges:
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Penny's - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of Layers
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Handmade
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Crafter's Companion - Pink & Green

I hope you'll join in the celebrations :) Have a wonderful weekend whatever you get up to!