Saturday 31 December 2011

All Thing's New

This fortnight's Di's Digi Challenge is (as the title suggests) "All Things New".  I chose Di's gorgeous "Cute Slumber" & coloured it with ProMarkers.  As you can see I've been playing with my new trimmer as all the edges are cut with the Victorian blade.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat & the paper (not digi!) is from a stack called "Up, Up & Away" from First Edition.  I finished the card with gems, flowers, ribbon & Glamour Dust.  Our fabulous sponsor this time is Joanna Sheen & there is the chance to win a $10 voucher to spend on some (more) crafty goodies :D

The challenges:
Dutch Dare - My Favorite Things (Di's Images, Glitter, Gems)
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
For Fun - New (thanks for the heads up Helen)

Have a great weekend everyone :D

Friday 30 December 2011

Old Year/New Year...

The Jellypark Friends new challenge that starts today is "Old Year/New Year" - to use your old stash together with the any new goodies you may have got for Christmas (or have just recently acquired :D) .  I used 2 of today's new Jellypark digital image releases "Cute Wedding Couple" & "Wedding Cake" & coloured them with ProMarkers, I used my new trimmer to cut the mats, the papers I've had ages (Papermania I think).  I finished off with a punched heart, gems, Glamour Dust & 2 flowers.  The Greeting is from Pink Petticoat.  I decorated the inside to match, I do think it looks nice to have a matching inside but more often than not I don't have enough time.  I hope you will check out the other DT members gorgeous creations & Claire's fabulous images too :D

Here's the inside (sorry the photo's not very clear)
The challenges:
Crafter's Companion - New Beginnings
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Celebration
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Anything Goes

I can't wait for the weekend especially as we have our son, DIL & 3 wonderful grandchildren staying with us for a few days :D  Hope your week has been a good one.

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Last Christmas Card of 2011 :o)

This is the last card I've made for 2011 (but seeing as how I didn't make enough Christmas cards this year I'm going to be starting for 2012 again in January lol).  This is the card I made for my In-Laws & The Paper Shelter challenge which this week is "Tie a Bow".  I used TPS fab image called "Getting Ready for Christmas", added some Glamour Dust & used a Stardust pen to do some highlighting.  I finished off with the ribbon, gems & stamped greeting.  There's lots of scope with this challenge so I hope you will be able to join us & 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 :D 

The challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Happy Christmas
Crafty Catz - Santa's Hat
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - For Someone Special
Little Claire's - Family Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Bling It Up

Thanks for looking & I hope you are having a great week :)

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Just a Quickie...

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas :D  Mine has been very busy but absolutely wonderful.  I've got to be quick cos some of us are lucky enough to have an extra day off & so hubby is home & we're off out in a bit (not sure if we're gonna brave the sales or not lol).  But I wanted to tell you about the Thank You challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe which is sponsored by Jellypark Friends & there is a fabulous free image to use (the challenge is to make a thank you card but I've made a bookmark so I'm hoping that's ok - if not it will have to be stuck to a card :D ) 

The Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Bookmarks
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations -  A Card or Gift of Gratitude or Thanks

Hopefully you'll have time to join in & I'm sure you will love using the fabulous free image :)  Have a great Tuesday!

Friday 23 December 2011

Last Challenge of the Year at Stampin' for the Weekend

Today is the start of SFTW's last challenge of 2011 which is a nice easy (in fact the easiest) one: "Anything Goes".  We have 3 wonderful sponsors - The Little Pretty Ribbon Shop, Love to Stamp & Bugaboo & I used a Bugaboo image on my card which is the last Christmas card of the year (but I'm gonna have to start again in January as I was so behind this year).  Poor hubby had to wait til last to get his card but at least I got it done with a few days to spare.  I coloured my "Little Penguin Winter" image with ProMarkers, the papers were from my stash, I added a pompom to his hat & finished off with some stamped bunting, greeting, glitter & a bell.  There are some fabulous creations from the other DT members so why not check them out & get lots of inspiration too :)

The Challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Celebrations
Papertake - Last Christmas Card of the Year
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Critter - Let It Snow

I am trying to visit your blogs to send you all Season's Greetings but I am running out of time lol (silly work) & we're away tonight for the holiday weekend so I would like to wish you all a...VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & let's hope 2012 is a happy, healthy & crafty one!!!! xxxxxxxxx

Wednesday 21 December 2011

My Winner From The Paper Shelter Blog Hop...

is {Drum Roll} Marika!  Well done Marika and if you would like to email The Paper Shelter directly, you will find the email elf on the Challenge blog on the left handside, they will sort out your image for you.  Thank you to everyone who joined in The Paper Shelter blog hop, it was great fun. 

Sunday 18 December 2011

Exciting Things Happening at Sentimental Sundays...

Sentimental Sundays have been having a little break but we are back on 1st January with a some new DT members & a party Blog Hop!

Saturday 17 December 2011

It's Christmas at Di's Digi Challenge

I am slightly late with my DT card this week, but have amazed myself that I'm not later & the fact that I got it done at all with all the stuff I've got still to do :) (I LOVE this time of the year & being busy - I just wish there were more hours in the day... or even better I didn't have to go to work lol).   This week Di's Digi challenge is "Christmas", perfect for those last minute Christmas cards.  The image I used is called "Penguin Love" & I coloured it with ProMarkers adding rainbow glitter & Glamour Dust, the papers were free with a mag & I finished off with a flower, brad, charm, greeting & gems.  Our fabulous sponsor this time is: There She Goes Clear Rubber Stamps.  I hope you can find time to join us :)

The challenges:
Bling It On - Christmas!!!
Sweet Stampin' - Sparkle & Bling
PaperPlay - Christmas
One Stop - Christmas Sparkle
Incy Wincy - Christmas & Brads
Cupcake - Don't Look at the Light
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas Card
Heidi's Hobbystuggu - Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog - It's Cold Outside

 Thanks for looking & have a fab weekend :)

Friday 16 December 2011

Anything But a Card...

I know you will find this hard to believe but this creation has nothing to do with Christmas! (apart from the fact that it could be a Christmas pressie that is).  The challenge at Jellypark Friends this week is "ABC- Anything But a Card".  I have been so short of time lately that I had to try & make something that didn't take too long so I used my Ultimate Pro to make a box using Basic Grey card stock & the "Clothes, Shoes, Handbag Shop" digital stamp, which is one of today's new releases.  I paper pieced the shop & dress & coloured the rest with ProMarkers.  The finishing touches were Glamour Dust (almost obligatory lol), a circle flower, ribbon & brad.  The box is filled with some childrens jewellery that I made.  The DT have absolutely excelled themselves for this challenge so I hope you will check their designs out & that you can find time to join us (& perhaps make some last minute Christmas gifts).

The challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes (with ribbon)
Delightful - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Send Someone a Smile... No Christmas or Birthday Cards
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
The Paper Variety - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything But a Card

I'm sorry I haven't had much time for commenting lately but work has been very busy & I've (still) got lots of stuff to sort out for Christmas (I love this time of year!).  Hopefully I will soon be organised & be able to visit all your fabulous blogs :o)

Friday 9 December 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Just in case you didn't notice we are well into the festive season lol.  So this time the challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is just that - "Christmas".  This is great for me as I still have quite a few cards to make (the ones for special family & friends).  I kept this card quite clean & simple (mainly cos I didn't have much time).  The papers & flowers were from a Craftwork Cards Christmas goody bag & the snowman is a digital image from DigiStamp Boutique.  I finished the card off with some glitter & pearls.  Our fabulous sponsor this time is Simon Says Stamp & have the chance to win a $20 to spend in their online store - no excuses not to join us ;)

The challenges:
Bunny Zoe - Anything Christmas With Pearls
PaperPlay - Snowman
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season 
DigiStamp Boutique - December Competition
Bearly Mine - Un-Traditional Christmas
The Paper Variety - Inspired by a Christmas Song (Frosty the Snowman)
ABC - Yipeee Anything Christmassy

I hope you're having a wonderful week.  It's been a bit strange since our youngest son moved out just over a week ago but he has been to tea twice & we've been to visit him once so it's not been so bad (& there is LOT's less washing & ironing lol). Thanks for looking & if you have time to fit in the challenge - good luck :)

Wednesday 7 December 2011

The Paper Shelter Celebration Blog Hop :)

Today's the day for The Paper Shelter Celebration Blog Hop!  Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us at it is in celebration of our 1st Birthday!!!! If you have landed here from LINDA then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter challenge blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter challenge blog.

For my card I used the backing paper & image from a kit called Patisserie from The Paper Shelter & I 3d some of the images.  I did some machine stitching & added a border with my Martha Stewart cupcake border punch.  I finished the card off with some bunting, stamped flower, ribbon, brad & Glamour Dust.  Anyone who knows me will know I am very partial to cakes of all description so this card is perfect for me lol :D

I would like to enter this card for these challenges:
Scappy Frogs - Stitching
Creative Craft - Faux or Real Stitching 
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Sparkle
Pile It On - Bling It Up
Papertake - Anything Goes

From here you will need to hop on over to JUDITH & don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and I hope you're enjoying it so far.

Saturday 3 December 2011

Out Of My Comfort Zone...

This week Di's Digi Challenge is "All White (except the image)" & I must admit I really struggled with this challenge as I love pretty papers & colour. Luckily the finished card is better than I expected (though the other DT creations are absolutely stunning so you really should check them out if you have the time).  My cute image is called "Cuddle Christmas" & I coloured  it with ProMarkers & added some Glamour Dust & Rainbow Stripe glitter.  I used lots of die cuts trying to add interest lol & finished of with 2 gems, some pearls & a bauble greeting.  I hope you can join us especially as we our sponsored by the fabulous Cheery Lynn so there is the chance to win a $15 voucher :)

The challenges:
Bling It On - It's Christmas
Bee Crafty - It's Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Let It Snow
Crafts & Me - Pearls & Swirls
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - All About Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful weekend whatever you're up to.  I'm putting the Christmas tree up today & tomorrow we're visiting friends & then going to see our youngest son's new flat, he moved in Monday with his girlfriend & I'm missing him already lol ( I'm not missing the washing & ironing though ;)  ).

Friday 2 December 2011

Fa La La Felt!

The Jellypark Friends challenge this time is "Fa La La Felt" so we would like to see felt somewhere on your project.  I'm still plodding on with my Christmas cards lol but now it's December I'm starting to feel Christmasy so that makes it slightly easier (I wish I could make them a bit quicker though, I spend ages moving bits & pieces around the card lol).  I used one of this week's fabulous new releases on my card aptly called "Couple Kissing Under The Mistletoe". I used chalks again for a softer feel, the papers are digi & I finished off with a handmade flower, including a felt flower (added at the last minute cos I forgot what the challenge was this time - Doh!).  I finished off with a giant brad, some beads, greeting & lots of Glamour Dust.  Whether you're still making or your Christmas cards or they're all done & dusted I hope you will be able to join us & why not check out the other DT members for lots more inspiration :)

The challenges:
For Fun - Christmas 
Bling It On - Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Go Green
Digi Doodle - Lots of Sparkle
Charisma - Seeing Spots
Willow Sketchie - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy - Merry Christmas (no animals)

Thursday 1 December 2011

Birthday Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter on 7th Dec!

It is The Paper Shelter's first birthday on 7th December so we're having a celebratory Blog Hop & there are lots of prizes to be won along the way (as well & the main prize EVERY DT member is offering 1 lucky commentator a fabulous digital image).  I hope you will be able to join us for lots of fun & celebrations :D