Saturday, 30 June 2012

It's Summer Time!

Well it has been warmer the last couple of days so I guess that counts & Di's Digi Challenge this week is "It's Summer Time" & it's nice to use some bright colours again.  The image I used is called "Molly Mouse & Puddles" & I thought it was very appropriate for the summer weather we've been having so far.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers & added Glamour Dust to the rain, the papers are digi & I finished off with a die cut umbrella, punched sun/flower thingy, brad, gems & chipboard.  Our sponsor this week is the fab Digi Darla.  If your looking for more inspiration why not check out the wonderful creations from the other DT members :D

The challenges:
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Totally PaperCrafts - Can You Digi It
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Critter - Colour Inspiration 
Catered Crop - Songs of the Rainbow or Rainbows
Hooked On Crafts - All That Glitters
Love to Create - Anything Goes
PMS - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful weekend whatever you're up to, we're hoping to do a car boot sale tomorrow (weather permitting) & hopefully get rid of some of the clutter we've been sorting. 

Friday, 29 June 2012

Fabulous New Releases at Jellypark

Friday AGAIN,  where do the weeks go?  Though I must admit I'm glad to see the back of this one.  Every other Friday Jellypark release some wonderful new images & the one I've used for my card is called "Beach Hut Lady" & I coloured it with ProMarkers, the papers are digi & I finished the card off with some shells & a stamped sentiment.  To coincide with the new releases there is always a new challenge at Jellypark Friends & this time it's "Waving" so get your thinking hats on & I hope you will be able to join us.

The challenges:
Sassy Cheryl - Summer!
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Summer Daze
Sweet Stamps - Patriotic or Summer
Crafting When We Can - Summer Fun 
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Blue Skies & Clouds
Lexi's Creations - At the Beach

Roll on 5 o'clock ;o)

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Punches & Dies at The Paper Shelter

As the title suggests this week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Punches &/or Dies" & I used this gorgeous image called "Cute Dressmaker" which I coloured with ProMarkers (but if you're in a hurry don't forget you get a pre-coloured version too).  The papers are called "Material Girl" & are by Cosmo Cricket, I did some machine stitching & finished off with some felt die cut buttons & a punched tag.  
There is the chance to win $20 to spend on The Paper Shelter website and if you have used one of their images on your creation but even if you haven't they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice!  I hope you can join us.
The Challenges:
Bunny Zoe - Girls, Girls, Girls
PaperPlay - Use a Die
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Fab & Funky - Cute & Girly
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Any Die Will Do
Digi Makeover - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
I hope you're all having a great week :) I had my minor op Monday on my infected root canal & it was a nightmare, I won't go into the gory details but all is well now (apart from my swollen face) & I just have to have the stitches out on Monday.  My mojo has gone walkabout which is very annoying as I have lots I want to do & I just can't get motivated :( 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Catching up...

I hope you've all had a good weekend & yours hasn't gone as quickly as mine lol.  I thought I'd catch up with a bit of blogging while hubby's out watching the England football match.  We've been off work & out & about so I have lots of crafty catching up to do.  You will pleased to know (if you're interested lol) that I got a dress & fascinator (well it just a bow on a headband really but it very pretty) for my son's forthcoming wedding (28th July) just gotta get jacket, shoes & bag now :S  
I also had to go to the dentist (again) while we were off & am slightly apprehensive as I have to have a lil minor op as I have an infection in my root canal - so I'm back to work tomorrow & when I finish at 2 it's straight to the dentist, what a great way to start the week!

Anyway that's what's been happening with me the past week & here is a couple of cards I made recently for my brothers birthday & Father's Day.  As I have been so short of time lately I used Pink Petticoat sentiments & papers - I am such a fan of Pink Petticoat & their designs lend themselves to CAS.  I used kraft card blanks & the papers are from the "Big Fella" collection & I just finished off with buttons, twine, punched stars & pearls.

The challenges:
Delightful - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - About the Boys
Moving Along With The Times - Happy Birthday
Fussy & Fancy - Boy Attitude
2 Sisters - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking :D

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Going Dotty!

Happy Weekend everyone :D  As it's Saturday it's time for another Di's Digi Challenge & this week we want to see "Spots & Dots".   The image I used is one of my favs called "Baby Bow" which I coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are from my stash (the main one is from TPS), I added a doily, ribbon, flowers, pearls, button & finished off with a punched tag with greeting & brad.  Our wonderful sponsor this time is Joanna Sheen & there is the chance to win a $10 voucher :)

The challenges:
Creatalicious -Anything Goes
Crafter's Companion - Time to Embellish
By the Cute & Girly - Cute as a Button
Passion for ProMarkers - Lots of Layers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Seeing Spots
Little Miss Muffet - Lots of Layers
Card Crafter's Circle - Add a Sentiment
ATC's & Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Today I'm off to Bury St Edmunds so my hubby & son can try on their suits for my eldest sons wedding which is the 28th July & have a wander about & get some lunch :D  We're on holiday next week too so I'm hopefully going to get my outfit sorted sometime too :S

Friday, 15 June 2012

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

This week's challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Let's Go Fly a Kite" & there are 2 fantastic new images released today too :D  I made a bookmark using Kraft card & my EK Success punch. I did some paper tearing for the grass & chalked the sky.  The cute image I used is called "Let's Fly Away" is coloured with ProMarkers & I used some gold cord for the kite string, finishing off with some punched corners. I hope you will get your thinking caps on & join us & if you're stuck there is plenty of inspiration from the DT.

The challenges:
Delightful - For the Boys
Moving Along With The Times - Let's Get Krafty
Creative Card Crew - Song Inspired (Let's Go Fly a Kite)
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - For A Man
Fussy & Fancy - Boy Attitude
Do You Stack Up - Boys/Men
The Pink Elephant - Masculine
The Crafty Pad - Let's Hear it for the Boys

Thank goodness it's Friday, I hope you've all had a great week & are looking forward to the weekend :D

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Everyone's Fav at The Paper Shelter

I hope you're all having a great week, I must admit this weather is making me a bit miserable (that & not having enough time to craft lol).  At least I have a day off today & the sun is trying to shine :D (it still cold though).   

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is nice & easy "Anything Goes".  I've got a Christmas card that I made for my son & his girlfriend to show you, which means I can enter some Christmassy challenges for a change.  I used this cute image called "Decorating Mushrooms" & used papers from my stash, edged with gold Glamour Dust.  I finished the card off with ribbon, punched holly, gems & a bell.

I hope you will join us & if you use an image from The Paper Shelter and Mr Random chooses you, you will win a fantastic $20 voucher to spend in the Paper Shelter store & even if you don't you can still win three digis of your choice, so it's a win, win situation :D

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Decorations
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Lights
Crafty Hazelnut - Feature a Creature
Sparkle Creations - Christmas 

Enjoy the rest of the week & I hope you can fit some craftiness in ;)

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Relax & Take It Easy...

Here in the UK we have a 4 day weekend to celebrate the queen's diamond jubilee which is lovely though it won't be relaxing for us as we're going to visit our son, (soon to be) DIL & 3 lil grandchildren (which is even better than relaxing lol). 
Di's Digi Challenge this week is "Male Inspired" & I kept my card really simple to focus on this cute scene called "Catching Zzzzzzzzzs" (the colouring looks awful, it's not that patchy in "real life", honest).  The papers are various digi ones from my scrap box & I finished off with some alphabet stickers.  I hope you can join us & there is a $10 voucher from Michelle's Scrapbooking up for grabs!

The Challenges:
Little Claire - Male Themed
Bearly-Mine - Animal Kingdom
4 Crafty Chicks - Branching Out
Little Miss Muffet - Rainbows, Clouds or Wings
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - One for the Boys

Have a wonderful weekend what ever you're up to :o)

Friday, 1 June 2012

Cute Jellypark Robot

Thank goodness it's Friday & what a busy week it has been - work has been unbelievably busy because of the upcoming bank holiday (I work in a doctors surgery) & I just seem to have got behind with EVERYTHING lol  but I did manage to make a card with the new "Robot" digi which is released today at Jellypark.  I coloured it with ProMarkers.  The papers are "Cogsmo" by Cosmo Cricket (from Jessica Sprague) & I used my Martha Stewart star border punch & finished the card off with some Baker's Twine & buttons.  The Jellypark Friends new challenge which starts today is "Boy Crazy" if you would like to join us you would be very welcome :D

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
My Craft Spot - Buttons & Bows
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking & I hope you will check out Claire's wonderful Jellypark images.