Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sentimental Sundays Challenge

Wow, the weeks are flying by & it's Sunday again & that means another challenge at Sentimental Sundays & this time it is "Dry Embossing" (with a sentiment).  Our wonderful sponsor is Heather Ellis (I love her images & so already had this one).  I coloured this Pure Innocence image with ProMarkers & used an embossing folder for the background, the paper is from the Prima "So Cute" stack & I finished off with my Memory Box heart border (again), some flowers, ribbon, punched butterflies, pearls & a greeting.  

The challenges:
Secret Crafter - Ribbons
Moving Along With the Times - Blooming Marvellous
The Kraft Journal - Tie It Up
Lily Pad - Patterned Paper
Hotshot - Flowers
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Enjoy your Sunday whatever your up to :)

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Valentines Box & Earrings

Di's Digi challenge today is "Valentines" & I thought I'd make a little box to put a valentines gift in.  I made the box with my Ultimate Pro (I wanted to print some nice patterned card to make the box with but my printer's playing up so I had to settle for plain cream).  The image I used from Di's Digi Downloads is called "Love Bears" & I paper pieced his jumper & coloured the rest with ProMarkers (for some reason my colouring was a bit pants on this image but hopefully you can see how adorable it is).  I added the obligatory Glamour Dust ;) & finished off with a flower, heart gems & pearls, heart die cut border & a ribbon.  I then made some earrings to go in the box (although I have been wearing them so they're not really a present apart from to myself lol).  There is the chance to win a $10 voucher from Joanna Sheen & lots of inspiration from the other DT girls.

The challenges:
Prairie Fridays - Anything But a Card
Delightful - Valentines Anything But a Card
Paper Sundaes - Paper Piecing
Incy Wincy - Anything But a Card
Cupcake - All You Need is Love
Crafty Creations - Anything But a Card
Craft Us Crazy - Full of Love
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentines Day/Show us Some Love
Cardmadfairy -Ribbons & Bows
The Poodles Parlour - Valentine/Love
Allsorts - One or More Hearts
Sweet Stampin' - Animals 
Little Claire's - Anything But a Card 
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Valentine's Day

Thanks for looking & have a wonderful weekend :)

Friday, 27 January 2012

Winter Wonderland...

Wow, look at me go with the Christmas cards lol  This week the challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Winter Wonderland".  This wonderful image I used is actually a freebie! Yes, if you join the Jellypark Friends group at The Crafter's Cafe you can have it too :)  I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the papers are digi & I finished off with glittered snowflakes & snowflake border, greeting & gems.  If you would like more of these gorgeous digi images then check out the Jellypark shop & there is lots of inspiration from the other DT members SO if like me your trying to be more organised with your Christmas cards (or you just want to make another other sort of wintery greetings card) why not join in the fun. 

The challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
One Stop - Weather
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio - Christmas/Winter using scraps
Cute Card Thursday - You're a Gem
Die Cuttin Divas - Buttons, Bows &/or Bling
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Things With Wings

Roll on 5 o'clock so the weekend can begin :)  I hope you've all had a great week.

Ooh I've just found out Claire (the wonderful Jellypark illustrator) has produced a wonderful digital stamp & ALL to proceeds are  going to a wonderful cause so I just had to treat myself :D  You can read all about it HERE

Look, isn't she adorable :)

Stampin' for the Weekend New Challenge

This fortnight the challenge at SFTW is "Embossing" & our wonderful sponsor is StampFairy.  I used "Barry Angel 2", coloured him with ProMarkers, added some gold Glamour Dust to the wings & stars. I used a Christmas tree embossing folder for the blue panel & stamped some gold snowflakes on the background paper, the finishing touches were: ribbon, button, bell, gems & greeting.  I hope you can join us!

The challenges:
Pixie Dust - Let's go to the Zoo
Papertake - Happy Highlights
One Stitch at a Time - Going Round & Round
C.R.A.F.T. - Recipe
Creative Craft - The Colour Blue
ABC Christmas - B is for Bears, Bunting, Banners, Brads, Buttons, Bows or Blooms
Sparkle Creations - Colour
Sew Many Cards - Circles
Dream Valley - Animals
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Card for a Child (Christmas)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Pearls & Swirls

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Pearls & Swirls".  We've missed a week or 2 as we have been holding a DT call.  I used TPS "Little Red Riding Hood" image & coloured it with ProMarkers.  The papers are from my stash & I distressed the edges.  I used new Martha Stewart butterfly punch ( which I got with a win on the Simon Says Stamp challenge :D  ) & finished off with die cut swirls, lace, pearls & a stamped ticket.  If you use The Paper Shelter products you get the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to spend in the shop & even if you don't & you are picked (by you still win 3 images of your choice!  So what have you got to loose lol.

The challenges:
Stamps R Us - Just Kidding Around
Delightful - Distressed/Vintage
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Moving Along With The Times - Things With Wings
Creative Card Crew - Seeing Red
Willow Sketchie - Sketch
Lolipop Crafts - Wing It
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Swirls

Hope you're having a great week :)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sentimental Sundays Challenge - Die Cuts

It feels like ages since I've blogged although it's only a week & what a busy week it's been what with work & trying to get ahead with my crafting commitments, which was one of my New Years resolutions & it's not been going quite to plan lol but I'm not doing too bad :)  Anyway onto this week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays which is "Die Cuts" (with a sentiment) & we're sponsored by The (wonderful) Paper Shelter.  My image is the aptly named "Snowman" which I coloured with ProMarkers with added Glamour Dust.  The papers are also from The Paper Shelter & I finished off with a greeting, pearl, die cut snowflakes, button & Baker's twine. So that's another Christmas card made! (that was another New Year's resolution - to get more Christmas cards made).  I hope you will be able to join us this week.

The challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - A for Anything Goes
Pixie Dust - We're Going Dotty
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Let It Snow!
Crafty Catz - Buttons & Bows
Crafting for all Seasons - Snowmen/Snowflakes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Glitter Latte

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Ribbon Challenge at Sentimental Sundays

As the title suggests this weeks challenge at Sentimental Sundays is to use ribbon in your creations (don't forget the sentiment too) & our wonderful sponsor is Fred She Said :)  I made this wedding card for someone I work with to give to her Dad & his new wife as she loves Tatty Teddy.  The image is from my Me to You CD-rom & I added Glamour Dust & gems to the image (I used my new trimmer again).  The papers from the Dovecraft Wedding stack (that I've had for ages) & I finished the card with ribbon, heart charm, flowers & a peel-off  greeting (I am trying to use them up but it will take forever lol).  I decorated the inside with a mini image & the same paper.  We all love ribbon (well most of us do) so I hope you will be able to join us this week :)

This is the inside of the card

The challenges:
Simply Create Too - Layers, Layers & More Layers
Craft Your Days Away - New Beginnings
Pixie Dust - Put Your Heart Into It
Crafty Ribbons - New Beginnings
2 Sisters - Use Metal

Happy Sunday & Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Thank's A Bunch!

Di's Digi Challenge starting today is "Thank You" (you don't have to use her images, though we love to see them if you have any).   I love Di's images & this image I've used is called "Daisy Kitten".  I coloured her with ProMarkers, the papers are digi & I cut the edges of the image & spotty paper with my new paper trimmer (which I love).  I kept the card quite simple as the colours are quite bright, finishing off with a little ribbon rosette with button, greeting & pearls.  We are sponsored by Michelle's Scrapbooking & there is the chance to win a $10 voucher :)

The challenges:
Making it with Meslyn - Spring Has Sprung
Stamps R Us - What You Got For Christmas (new trimmer)
Simon Says - Spots &/or Stripes
I Love ProMarkers - Cute & Cuddly
Crafty Catz - Use Something New (trimmer & image)
Crafty Creations - Something New
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley - Giving Thanks/Thank You
Lexi's Creations -Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - On the Spot & Ribbon
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes with Blue

I'm so glad it's the weekend :) I'm hopefully going to do some sorting out of my crafty stuff today & later hubby & I are going out for a meal (so no cooking for me today - hooray).  I hope you enjoy yourselves what ever you get up to!  Thanks for looking :)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Out With The Old!

The first challenge of the year at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Out With The Old" & we would like to see you use some of your old stash on your projects.  This is the perfect chance to rummage through your drawers & use some of your old supplies (this was one of my New Year's resolutions so this challenge was perfect for me).  I used some papers that I've had for ages ( I do like them but I don't make enough men's cards to use them very often).  The image is from DigiStamp Boutique & coloured with ProMarkers & I finished the card off with some mesh, ribbon & greeting (all of which I've had for ages too).  I hope you can find time to join us & there is the chance to win a £10 Lili of the Valley gift voucher for more incentive :)

The challenges:
DigiStamp Boutique - January Competition
Dutch Dare - For the Boys
Moving Along With The Times - Spots & Stripes
Cute Card Thursday - You're Having a Laugh
Charisma Cardz - Happy Birthday
C.R.A.F.T. - Celebration 
Bee Crafty - Celebration 
Pile It On - Manly Cards

It's Friday... It's... New Releases at Jellypark!

Friday again & how quickly it has come round again at least it's nearly the weekend but also Friday is my worse day at work a) cos I'm tired as it's the end of the week b) I start at 7.45 am & have a long day & c) it's always busy BUT at least I have my crafting to keep me going lol & I'm so lucky to be on the Jellypark DT as I get to use Claire's fabulous new images every couple of weeks & this one is called "Cute Girl With Speech Bubble".  I coloured her with ProMarkers & paper pieced her dress.  The papers are from a kit from The Paper Shelter called "Spring Swing", I did some faux stitching around the edges (which I must admit I'm not sure about) & I finished off using my new Die-namics rolled flower dies & some pearls.  As it is Friday there is also a new challenge at Jellypark Friends which today is Something in my Pocket so I hope you'll be able to join us for that :)  We have some new DT members  so there's even more inspiration for you :)

The challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Spots & Dots
Simon Says - Spots &/or Stripes 
Papertake - Die Cute Special 
My Mum's Craft Shop - Here Come the Girls
Cupcake - Something New (Die-namics dies)
Crafty Creations - Something New  "
Allsorts - Paper Piecing
There She Goes - Paper Piecing

I also have news about the new Jellypark Juniors which is a challenge blog just for children so if your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces etc love crafting they can show their creation off here.  My grandson Ryan has entered his card & is so excited when he gets comments on his new blog.

Monday, 9 January 2012

DT Call at The Paper Shelter!

Just visit The Paper Shelter HERE :)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

First Christmas Card of 2012! :D

Well I've started my Christmas cards (very) early so we will see if I have enough by December (I started in January last year & it didn't make any difference lol).  

This week the Sentimental Sundays challenge is Snow, Blue +/or Glitter, I used blue & glitter.  The backing paper is from Dovecraft's "Let it Snow" pad & as you can see I've used my new trimmer with the Victorian blade again :)  The image is "Angel Girl Nativity" from Jellypark & is one of my favs.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers with Glamour Dust on her wings.  I finished the card off with a sparkly ribbon, star gem, tinsel, peel off greeting (I have hundreds of these from when I first started cardmaking - a loooong time ago, so I thought I'd better try & use some up). The Poinsettia was made using my new Spellbinders Shapabilities Layered Poinsettia dies which I love & I glittered them & added a pearl.  Ooh I forgot to say the Kraft card is digi! yes I printed it from a kit from Pink Petticoat & I am soo chuffed as I struggle to find Kraft card & now I can print it off when I like :D

I hope you will join us this week & don't forget to check out last week's New Year's Party challenge & Blog Hop winners AND the fabulous creations from the other DT members too!  (& have you seen the new look blog? It looks fab).

The challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Sparkle & Ribbon
Prairie Fairy - Things with Sparkly Wings
Magical Mondays - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - New (trimmer, Nesties)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Things with Wings
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes

I hope your New Year has got off to a great start & you're enjoying the weekend :)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Sentimental Sundays Blog Hop!

Firstly let me wish everyone a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope it is a wonderful one :D

& I must let you know that Sentimental Sundays is back with some fabulous new DT members (& some fabulous old ones too lol) & to celebrate we're having a Blog Hop with  5 (yes 5!) wonderful sponsors:  Meljen's, Pink Cat Studio, Whimsy Stamps, Digital Delights by Louby Lou, My Craft Spot.  The image I used is called "Pixie Dust Fairy" from Meljens & I chose it cos I just love fairies & thought she was a bit different & I coloured her with ProMarkers & Glamour Dust.  I've finally got my Big Shot (got for my birthday in September to replace my old but well loved Zip-e-Mate) & used my Nestie circles to mount her.  The papers are from my stash (the silver one is from Craftwork Cards) & I finished off with a greeting (also from Craftwork Cards), punched flowers, ribbon, charm & gems.

If you are joining in the Blog Hop remember to leave comments on all the blogs & there will be some hidden prizes along the way.  You should have arrived here from BONNIE & next on the Hop is KATHY & if you get lost at all just return to the Sentimental Sundays blog & you will find the DT list :D  The challenge is nice & easy "Anything Goes".

The Challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - Angels or Fairies
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes 
Prairie Fairy - Things with Sparkly Wings