Thursday, 29 March 2012

Jellypark Sponsors Paper Crafting Journey

The fabulous Caire from Jellypark is sponsoring the new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey which is run by fabulous teamie Lisa & the challenge is "Photo Inspiration" (see the image below).  It's a cake shop! I love cakes! I used this wonderful Jellypark "Cake Shop" (how apt) image, which I coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are old bits from my stash & I finished off with a cupcake border, ticket, ribbon, doily, rolled flowers & beads.  

Photo Inspiration
 The challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Bead It
The Crazy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Make Your Own Flowers
Lollipop - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

I hope you're all having a great week & the sun is shining where you are as it is here :D  & that you can find time to join in Paper Crafting Journey's photo inspiration challenge.  Thanks for looking X

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring into Easter

The Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is "Easter or Spring",  I went for Easter but really it's a combination of both :o)  & I thought this cute "Rabbit Bunny Costume" digital image from Jellypark was perfect.  I paper pieced the costume, did some random machine stitching, the papers are from The Sweet Shoppe (digital) & I finished off with some punched flowers with Card Candy middles, ric rac & a peel off greeting  (which I'm not sure if I like & will probably change).  

The challenges:
Prairie Fairy - Spring Fling
Delightful - Easter Treats!
Crafts & Me - Light Airy Spring Colours
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Spring Is In The Air
C.R.A.F.T. - Make Your Own Flowers
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes {Hello Girls!}
Bearly Mine - Dots

I hope the weekend is going well :) We're out for a meal this afternoon with the in-laws & our youngest son (hooray, no cooking or washing up!) .

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Gotta Love Ellie...

I love this image from Di's Digi Downloads called "Ellies Bathtime" & I've used her for this week's Digi Challenge which is "Embossing".  For some reason I couldn't get my embossing folders to work in my Big Shot so I used some foiled & embossed paper (from Craftwork Cards).  I coloured the image with ProMarkers added (the obligatory) Glamour Dust & some Glossy Accents for the water.  The finishing touches were a doily, flowers, greeting, flowers & pearls.  There is the chance to win $10 gift voucher from our wonderful sponsor Joanna Sheen :)

The challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Let's Get Digital
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards with Attitude - Steampunk/Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Add a Sentiment
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes

Have a fabulous weekend whatever you're up too :D (I hope you get time to fit some crafting in).

Friday, 23 March 2012

What's the Weather?

This week the weather here has been lovely so far, bright & sunny :)  The challenge at Jellypark Friends is "What's the Weather" & although it has been sunny I wanted to use this Cute Penguin image, isn't he sweet?  I coloured him with ProMarkers, the papers are digital, the snowflake border is a Memory Box Die & I finished off with some machine stitching, gems, brad & greeting (or & of course Glamour Dust lol).  As it's Friday there are 2 fab new digi images released today & there is lots of inspiration from the DT :)

The challenges:
Christmas Crafting - Non Christmas Image
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - F is for Furry &/or Feathered Friends
Kaboodle Doodles - How Cute is That?
My Mum's Craft Shop - Let's Get Digital
Incy Wincy - Things With Wings

I hope you've had a great week & that you can find time to join our challenge this time.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Hugs & Fishes!

I hope you're all having a great week, I've been off work for a couple of days with a bad back :( so everything has been challenging & very frustrating as I have so much to do.  I hoping to go back tomorrow but the thought of sitting a chair for 8 hours fills me with dread (I'm better keeping moving or lying flat lol) .  I did mange to finish my card for this week's challenge at The Paper Shelter however, which is "Paper Piecing".  I love this cute image called "Love Bubbles", I added some shading with ProMarkers & used Glossy Accents on the bubbles.  The papers are digi & FREE from Everyday Mom Ideas & I used my sewing machine around the edges, finishing off with some Glamour Dust, buttons & some fish charms.  I hope you can join us as there is the chance to win some fabulous images of your choice ($20 gift voucher to spend at TPS if you use one of their images & even if you don't you could still win 3 of their gorgeous images).

The challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Just For Men + Buttons
The Crafty Pad - The Perfect Pair
MilkCoffee - Anything Goes
Stamp & Create - Paper Piecing

Thanks for looking & hope you have time to join in with this week's challenge :)

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Show Us Your Metal!

First let me wish all the Mums out there a very Happy Mothers Day (if you live in the UK or anywhere else that celebrates it today lol).  It's Sunday again, so it's time for a new Sentimental Sundays challenge & this time it is "Metal" & we are sponsored by the fabulous Kenny, this meant the DT got to use their fabulous images & I chose "Wasn't Me".  I coloured the image with ProMarkers & chalked the background to match the backing paper.  My "metal" is eyelets, brads, wire & a charm :) The ribbon is actually a shoelace from the pound shop & I finished with some pompoms & digi signs from Whimsy Stamps.  The design team have made some fabulous cards, so if you're looking for inspiration check them out :D

The challenges:
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle - People
Papertake - For the Girls...or Mum
Allsorts - 3 In a Row (pompoms)
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Ditzy-craftymess - Buttons or Anything Goes
Love to Create - About the Ladies

I hope you are all having a great weekend!  Mine started well as I had Friday off (I needed it as I'd had to stay late at work twice this week so didn't get home until 7pm after long busy days & then I had to start cooking lol) & I went to the Stitch & Craft Show at Olympia in London which was fab :D 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Time for a Bit of Recycling :o)

The challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is "Go Green or Recycle" This week we have a fab sponsor - Bugaboo so I hope you will join us. I chose to recycle & I made a CAS card! Very, very unusual for me & I'm not sure if I like it lol.  The baubles are made with Memory Box dies, the tartan card I used for the bauble was from a Christmas cracker & the ribbon was from a cardigan (the loops to hang it up). The paper is from the Dovecraft "Noel" pad (that I've had for ages), I inked the edges with a Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink pad & stamped a greeting.  I thought I'd better decorate the inside as the card was so plain lol so I stamped inside, added a blank bauble (to write in) & finished off the card with some gems.  At least that's another Christmas card done :D I've not done one for a while (even though I'm supposed to be super organised this year). 

This is the inside
The challenges:
Sparkle Creations - Christmas (option inspirational photo)
PaperPlay - Recycle
The Perfect Sentiment - Christmas Trimmings
Scrapalicious USA - Anything Goes 
Hotshot Craft - Ribbon
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Use Your Stash 

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :D We're off to Norwich this afternoon to meet our son for lunch & a bit of shopping so I'm looking forward to that.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Di's Digi Challenge...

This week Di's Digi Challenge is "Pastels" & this week we have a fabulous sponsor "Cheery Lynn" & there is the chance to win a $15 voucher!  For my card I used Di's wonderful image "Baby Bow", isn't she cute & I coloured it with chalks (again) for a nice soft finish.  The papers are from my stash & the punched border is a Martha Stewart punch.  I finished off with Glamour Dust, flowers & buttons, pearl heart & a greeting.  I hope you can find the time to join us :)

The challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge - Perfect Pastels
Scrappy Frogs - Seeing Spots
TotallyPaperCrafts - My Favorite Things (babies, flowers glitter, pink)
Simon Says - Mother's Day/Special Girl
Moving Along With The Times - Cute as a Button
Digi Doodle - Animals
Critter - Buttons

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Celebrate National Craft Month with Jellypark!

March is National Craft Month & this week's Jellypark Friends challenge is to use your favourite craft product or technique :D  There are 2 fabulous new releases today & I used "Teacup".  I wanted to do something a bit different so I made a shrink plastic charm (I printed the digital image onto printable shrink plastic, coloured it with pencils, cut it out, shrank it with my heat gun & added some Glossy Accents).  I made a bag charm with some beads & a teapot charm & added the teacup charm too.  I don't know about you but a nice strong cuppa (preferably with some chocolate or cake) is one of my favourite things :D  The design team have been working their socks off so there's lots of inspiration for you if you need any (& if you don't why not show them some love anyway, they sure would appreciate it).

The challenges:
Making it with Meslyn - Something New (digi & charm)
By The Cute & Girly - In the Kitchen
Incy Wincy - Something Old, Something New (new digi & charm, old seed beads) 
Papertake - Anything Goes with option of Shrink Plastic
PanPastel - Use a Stamped Image
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking :o)
I hope you've had a great week - the weekend can't come soon enough for me lol

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Anything Goes at The Paper Shelter

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is everyone's favorite "Anything Goes" :D  For my card I used this fab image called "Japanese Cute Doll" which comes complete with background!  As you can see I used the coloured version again (these are so handy especially at the moment when there aren't enough hours in the day lol).  I added some gold foiled backing paper, some heart charms (which I coloured gold & glittered), ribbon, some gems & finished off with a greeting. You can win $20 to spend on The Paper Shelter website and if you have used one of their images on your card, but even if you haven't they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so you have nothing to loose :o)

 The challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday
The Poodles Parlour - Birthdays
Crafts 4 Eternity - Digital Delights
Papertake - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Lots of Layers

Sorry the photo's rubbish. I think I need a new camera :o(
I hope you're all having a great week & managing to fit some crafting in (it's not always easy is it).

Friday, 2 March 2012

Jellypark Charity Blog Hop!

Our illustrious leader, fantastic designer & book illustrator Claire has drawn some wonderful digital images & ALL the proceeds of the sales from these go to Little Havens Hospice & I'm sure you'll agree this is a very worthy cause.  There are 3 to choose from (if you can choose lol but why not get all 3 :D ).  So (hopefully) to raise lots of money for this very worthy cause Jellypark Friends are having a Blog Hop with the DT & some very special guest joining us (& we're even stopping of at Jellypark Juniors too).  You will find the full list for the Hop on the Jellypark Friends website so if you get lost you can go back there & get your bearing :)  You should have arrived here from the wonderful SUZIE's blog & if you have Well Done! you've completed the Hop & I hope you've had fun & got lots of inspiration too :D

For my card I used "Cute Little Girl Holding Some Thank You Bunting" which I coloured with chalks for a softer look.  I used strips of paper (again) as I like the patchwork feel this gives & finished the card off with stamped bunting, die cut felt flower & some flower buttons.  

The challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Circles
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Buttons

I hope you've all had a great week, it's been a funny one at work for me this week as we are interviewing for a new Practice Manager (ours is moving to South Africa) with the final 3 candidates being interviewed today (keep your fingers crossed we get a good one lol).