Sunday, 26 February 2012

Another Love...

Those of you who follow my blog, visit regularly or just now & again will probably know how much I love digital stamps & my favourite designers are: Claire from Jellypark, Di from Di's Digis & Veronica & Pedro from The Paper Shelter...Well this week Sentimental Sundays are sponsored by Saturated Canary & I have to say that Krista's images are totally adorable :) The DT were lucky enough to choose an image to work with for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Lace & Pearls" (with a sentiment) & I chose "Winnie A Roadripping Ragamuffin" :) I coloured it with ProMarkers & chalks & added some Glamour Dust.  I used some scraps of papers & stitched them together to make a (sort of) patchwork effect.  I finished the card with lace (& I made a lace rosette thingy), punched butterfly & heart & some pearls.  I can't wait to see all the gorgeous girly entries for this week's challenge :D

The challenges:
Creatalicious - All About Lace
Bunny Zoe - Celebrations
Delightful - Use Pattern Paper
Crafts & Me - Shades of Spring
I Love ProMarkers - Time (holiday time)
Allsorts - It's Your Choice
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Hearts, Lace & Pearls
Our Creative Corner - Over the Edge
Guylou Inimitability - Lace & Pearls
Craft Us Crazy - Favourite Colour/Embellishment (butterflies, pearls, lace)
Robyn's Fetish - People

Spot the deliberate mistake (the sentiment is missing lol & one of the hearts fell off on the first photo)
I hope you're all having a great weekend, I am but it is going a tad to quick for my liking lol  Thanks for looking & I hope you'll have time to join in with the challenge.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Lace & Pearls at Di's

It's it's time for Di's Digi Challenge & this time the theme is "Lace & Pearls" which is perfect for me cos I love all things girly lol.  I used Di's gorgeous "Dress Up Daisy" image which I coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are digi I added lots of flowers, butterflie & finished off with lace & pearls (of course), a greeting, Glamour Dust & some gems.  There are some awesome creations from the DT to check out & the chance to win a $10 voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen too!

The challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - Happy Birthday
Incy Wincy - Birthday
The Poodles Parlour - Mother's Day/Card for a Female
Willow Sketchie - Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes/Bling
Crafty Catz - Something Beginning with B (butterflies)
Cards & More - Glisten & Sparkle
Stamp n Doodle - Lace & Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays
Crop Stop - Is It Blooming Outside

I'm so glad the weekend is here at last I'm catching up with everything today (housework, paperwork, name it I'm catching up with it lol) & tomorrow Stuart (youngest son) is coming over & we're all going to  MIL's for roast dinner (hooray, no cooking for me)

Friday, 24 February 2012

My Last Challenge for Stampin' for the Weekend :(

It was a really hard decision but it's been difficult  keeping up with my DT commitments lately & I've started jewellery making & am just getting into sewing (with not enough hours in the day). Something had to give (& it was nearly my sanity lol) so I'm having to trim down my design teams, I didn't really want to but apart from giving up my job (which, unfortunately I can't afford to do lol) it was the only option.  I've been part of the SFTW team since 2009! OMG where have the years gone?  I will really miss it.  

...Anyway on to the challenge which this time is BINGO & I used the middle line: Glitter/Sparkle, Lace & Butterflies. The cute image is from Di's Digis & coloured with ProMarkers, I used 2 border punches & inked & glitter the edges of the image & sentiment.  I did some machine stitching & finished of with punched butterflies, gems & a lace bow.  There are lots of options with this challenge so I hope you will be able to join us & check out my wonderful teamies to see what they've been creating :)

The challenges:
Challenge up Your Life - Get Well Soon
Moving Along With The Times - Lots of Layers
Digital Tuesday - Make It Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - Winged Things
Diva's By Design - Bling It Up
Hiding in My Craft Room - Glitter! Glitter!
PaperCrafting Journey - Make It Cute
2 Sisters - Stitching
Little MIss Muffet -  Fancy or Lacy

I hope you've had a wonderful week, I must admit I'm really glad it's Friday - 5 o'clock can't come soon enough lol :D

Night at the Oscars!

The Jellypark Friends challenge this time is "Night at the Oscars" & we want you to use your favourite film as inspiration for your card or project :) My card is inspired by Jurassic Park (not my favourite film but I did like it lol) & I used the wonderful Jellypark "Dinosaur Boy" image which I coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are digi & I finished off with a die cut circle, some had stitching & the sentiment is free from Pink Cat Studios.  I hope you will be able to join us & if you're looking for more inspiration you will find it in the fabulous DT creations :)

The Challenges:
Delightful -  Use Pattern Paper
The Crazy Challenge - Use Die Cut or Punch
Sassy Cheryl - No Embossing
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Inky Impressions - Bright Colours
Penny's - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's - Bold & Bright

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Time For Another Challenge At The Paper Shelter

This week the challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Add a Sentiment".  The Paper Shelter are always bringing out more gorgeous digital stamps & papers & for my cards this time I used "The Most Adorable Seal" & "The Most Adorable Panda" images (I love these!), I used the pre-coloured images this time for quickness (there just aren't enough hours in the day).  The papers were FREE from Everyday Mom Ideas & I kept the cards quite simple just finishing off with computer generated sentiments, Baker's Twine & buttons.  I hope you can find time to join us & check out what the other DT members have been making with TPS wonderful images. 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:
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - 2 Designer Papers
PaperPlay - Critters
One Stitch At A Time - Digi or Don't
There She Goes - Animal Theme
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Make It Cute
If The Shoe Fits - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - All Creatures Great & Small

 I hope your having a great week :)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Let's Get Sentimental

This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Let's Get Sentimental".  I made another coaster, I love recycling (& upcycling) & making something old look new again :)  So I covered an old coaster with 2 scraps of DP, inked the edges of the coaster with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink added some lace & a couple of gems.  The sentiment is by Rainbdrop Echo at Whimsy Stamps.  The DT have come up trumps as usual so there's plenty of inspiration for you :) (I forgot to say I did cover the coaster with Spray & Shine to make it more durable but you can't see this from the photo)

The challenges:
Creatalicious - All About Lace
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Delightful - Use Your Scraps
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Penny's - Anything Goes

I hope you're having a great weekend :) Are any of you on Pinterest? I've just got in to it & it's very addictive lol - it's great though cos you can keep all your favourite stuff in one place & it's easy to find.  My boards are HERE if you're interested (there's a lot of sewing stuff on there at the mo as I'm just getting into sewing again).

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Shaped Cards at Sentimental Sundays :)

The Sentimental Sundays challenge starting today is "Shaped Cards" (don't tell anyone but I'm not really that keen on shaped cards so I made a box, hopefully nobody noticed lol).  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo & I used their wonderful "Cupcake Mistletoe" image (though it is actually Holly lol).  I coloured it with glimmer chalks & added some Crystal Lacquer, Glamour Dust & gems.  The box is an old cheese triangles box which I covered with DP & a die cut doily & I finished off with a bauble greeting & some ribbon. 

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - No People or Animals
Winter Wonderland - No Square or Rectangle Cards Allowed
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Card Caravan - Use Ribbon

Saturday, 11 February 2012

It's All About Snow...

Well it is here in the UK we had our coldest night last night -15 they said (or was it -17? Whatever it was is was very cold lol).  This week's Di's Digi Challenge is "It's All About Snow" too which is fab & another excuse to get another Christmas card done :D  I used Di's cute "Snowman Notes"  image & coloured it with ProMarkers, the papers are from Zoe Pearn who is one of my fav designers (they are digi, of course).  I finished off with a die cut poinsettia, charm, chipboard, brad & stamped greeting.  For the snow I used Aleene's Glitter Snow (which I got recently when I won a Simon Says Stamp voucher) it gives a nice texture I think.  Oooh forgot to say I inked & glittered the edges of the papers (& the flower).  I hope you will join us & check out the other DT members who have really come up trumps with some wonderful creations :)  There is the chance to win a $10 voucher to spend at the Joanna Sheen online shop too! (don't forget you don't have to use Di's images but if you do there's a chance to win more of her gorgeous images).

The challenges:
Sparkle Creations - Christmas (own backgrounds, optional)
ABC Christmas - C is for Charming 
Crimbo Crackers - No People or Animals
The Stamp Man - Texture
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Christmas Inspirations - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Chill Out
Sweet & Sassy - Hat off to You

I hope you're having a great weekend :) I got a new phone Thursday so I've been playing with that (trying to suss it out lol) & we're going out for a nice walk in a bit (will def wrap up well). Tomorrow we're going to the movies to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel & meeting our youngest son for lunch :) Then back to his for tea & cake & hopefully some lessons on how to use my new phone lol ;)

Friday, 10 February 2012

Colour Challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend

I hope you've all had a good week, it has gone really quickly for me, I hope the weekend doesn't go as quick!  Today's new challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Colour Combination" with a photo for inspiration.  We are being sponsored by Bugaboo & I used their (hmm can't remember what she is called) image & coloured it with ProMarkers & a touch of Glamour Dust.  The papers are digi & I finished off with a punched border, sentiment (from TLC I believe), gems & buttons.  Why not check out the other DT creations for lots of inspiration I hope you can join us :)

The challenges:
Crafter's Companion - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Die Cuts
Creative Craft - Bingo (gems, scallops, blue)
Papertake - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Clean & Simple
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Ditzy-Craftymess - Anything Goes 

Enjoy the rest of today & have a great weekend :)

New Releases at Jellypark!

It's Friday again (where does the time go?) so that means it's new release time at Jellypark & this week's new releases are "Four Owls" & "Rabbit Bunny Costume".  I used 2 of the Four Owls, I love owls & these are so cute.  I also followed the theme for the new Jellypark Friends challenge which starts today & is "Shades of Love" (to use red, pink or purple).  I made these bookmarks by cutting a rectangle of card, finding the middle & bringing the 2 outer edges to meet in the middle to form the triangle (with an extra bit at the bottom), I taped these together & added some DP so you can't see the join & decorated with the Owls (coloured with PrismaColor pencils), felt border, sequins, die cut heart, gems, eyelet & added some beads & a charm to one of them.  The punched border was made using an EK Success punch.  Check out Jellypark for lots of wonderful images & why not join us for the challenge too :D

I'm entering these challenges:
Little Claire's - Anything But a Card
Crafts & Me - Use a New Image
Digital Tuesday - Pink or Red
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Crafty Purple Frog -  Flower Power
Charisma Cardz - Things with Wings

Thanks for looking :D

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Be My Valentine

The Paper Shelter challenge for this week is nice & easy for this time of year as it's "Be My Valentine" & this gave me the chance to make a card for my wonderful hubby :)  I used TPS image called "Hilarious Cupid" (pre-coloured).  The paper has been in my stash for years (I still have tons left lol).  I added a punched border, die cut heats & 2 ticket sentiments with a heart brad.  I hope you can join us & there is the chance to win a $20 gift voucher to spend on the site if you use The Paper Shelter digi & even if you don't you could still win 3 digi's of your choice - how fab is that & there are so many to choose from.  I hope you will check out the DT creations for lots more inspiration.

The challenges:
Joanna Sheen - Love is in the Air
Crafty Calendar - Love & Marriage
My Craft Spot - Valentines
Lollipop - Valentines Card
The Kraft Journal - La-La-Luv You 
Stamp & Create - Valentines Day/Love
Card Makin Mamas - Valentines
Simon Says - Love is in the Air
Sassy Cheryl - Be My Valentine
One Stop - For the One I Love
Everybody Art - Love
Emerald Faerie Garden - Be My Valentine
My Mum's Craft Shop - It Must be Love

I hope you're having a wonderful week & keeping warm :)