Wednesday 31 October 2012

Something Different

This week the challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Anything Goes" & as they have lots of fabulous printables, not just digital images & papers I thought I would have a go at making their "Fairy Secret Delights Recipe Box" & it was really quite simple :) I kept it "as is" but you could embellish it with glitter, flowers or whatever you like.  I hope you can join us & if you play with a Paper Shelter image/design you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth a whopping $30! All to spend in the Paper Shelter store & even if you don't use TPS images there is still the chance to win 3 of their fabulous images :) So you've got nothing to loose :D

The Challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Things with Wings
A Gem of a Challenge - Polka Dots/Spots
Craft My Life - All Crafts
Fashionista - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Clean & Simple
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes 

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I hope you're having a good week :D  I'm not enjoying being back at work after my week off last week (it's so hard fitting crafting in around work :( )

Sunday 28 October 2012


Right this really is the last Halloween card that I'm making :D  This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Pumpkins".  I immediately thought of Jellypark's "Boy in Halloween Pumpkin Costume" digital stamp as it is so cute & pumpkiny ;D  I coloured him with ProMarkers, the papers are various digi, I used my Martha Stewart star border punch & finished with a button, thread, Glamour Dust & another Halloween ticket (I love these).  I'm sending this card to my lil grandson Ryan, he doesn't like things too scary lol so hopefully this will be perfect.

The challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Happy Halloween
Moving Along With The Times - Too Cute to Spook
Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - Halloween/Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Craftymess - Halloween
Delicious Doodles - Fright Night
Dilly Beans - Halloween
ATC's & Cards With Attitude - Halloween/Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

I hope you're all having a lovely Weekend & that today doesn't go too quickly!

Saturday 27 October 2012

Halloween (again)

I promise this is (nearly) the last Halloween card that I'm making (I've never made so many Halloween cards before, goodness only knows what I'm going to do with them all lol - I think they may be getting recycled next year ;) ).  Di's gorgeous images make making them a pleasure though I must say & as this week's Di's Digi Challenge IS Halloween I used this image called "Lil' Witches Brew" & coloured it with ProMarkers, I added some Glamour Dust & Glossy Accents for dimension & finished off with gems, plastic spider & ticket sentiment.  Our fab sponsor this time is My Craft Spot & I hope you can join us.

The challenges:
Totally PaperCrafts - Spooky Halloween
My Mum's Craft Shop - So Spooky
Digital Tuesday - Halloween/Spooky
Cute Card Thursday - Something Scary!
Creative Inspirations - Happy Halloween
Crafty Creations - Halloween Spooks

 Thanks for looking & have a fab Saturday :o)

Friday 26 October 2012

& Here's the Card...

If you read my last blog post you will know that I was over the moon that my card was chosen to be on the cover of this month's Papercraft Essentials magazine.  I think the wonderful "Snowman with Birds" digi stamp from Jellypark had something to do with it as it is gorgeous (as are all the new Jellypark Christmas images).  I coloured it with ProMarkers, the papers are digi (I just love digi papers they are so versatile), from Designs by Krista &  I added Glamour Dust around the image & to the die cut snowflake border finishing the card off with a pompom, greeting & gems.

The challenges:
Totally Gojuss - Bling It On
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
I Love ProMarkers - Christmas is Coming
Stamp & Create - Winter Wonderland
Whimsy Stamps - All Things Sparkly
ABC Christmas - Up to You

Luckily their photos are MUCH better than mine!
I can't believe it is Friday already, this is usually a good thing but as I've had this week off & I haven't done everything on my To Do list it's not so good lol.  Hope you've all had a great week & that today is pretty fab too (though if you're working you might have to wait for the weekend for some fab-ness :D)

Thursday 25 October 2012

On the Cover of a Magazine!

I had been feeling a bit fed up today cos we were supposed to be going to the cinema but I have been poorly so couldn't go (very annoying too as I'm on holiday from work & have so much on my To Do list that I wanted to catch up with as well) SOO when I saw that my snowman card was on the cover of this month's Papercraft Essentials it really cheered me up.  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the magazine & check out the other Jellypark teamies cards too :D

Sunday 21 October 2012

Trick or Treat

Hello, I hope you're all having a great weekend - I am! We're just back from visiting my son & his wife & our 3 precious little grandchildren & had a wonderful day with them walking on the beach & exploring :o)  So I'm chasing my tail as usual but luckily I have a week off work this week (& poor ol hubby has to work) so I'm hoping to get ahead of things a bit (that's the plan lol) along with some retail therapy & catching up with friends :D

Anyway on to this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Halloween".  I used this cute digi from The Paper Shelter called "I May Have Exaggerated a Bit" which I coloured with ProMarkers, I finished off with some papers from my stash a glittered paper spiders web, felt rolled flowers, plastic spiders, digi sentiment & a brad.  We have 2 fab sponsors this week:  Designed2Delight & Little Darlings.

The challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Fall/Halloween
Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween or Spooky
Sweet Stampin' - Halloween
Simon Says Stamp - Eerie Inspiration
Papertake - Fright Night
Crafty Catz - Halloween
2 Sisters - Cute N Creepy
Crafty Mess - Halloween
Crafty Calender - All Things Spooky

I hope you can join us & enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday 19 October 2012

Cute Christmas :o)

It's new release day at Jellypark & Claire has drawn some fabulous Christmas images (these have to be some of my very favourites :D ).  The image I used is called "Wish on a Star" & I coloured it with ProMarkers & used Glamour Dust in abundance: around the image, around the paper, on the flower & snowflake border too.  I finished with a bauble greeting & a pearl.  There a lots more new gorgeous images to check out & you can see what the DT have created with them Here.  There's also a new challenge at Jellypark Friends which is "Anything But a Card - Pink".

The challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Got Glitter!
Crafty Hazelnut - Snowflakes 
Quirky Crafts - Magical Moments
Fashionista - Anything Goes
Stamp & Doodle - Anything Goes
ABC - U = Up to You
Emerald Fairies - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking :o)

Wednesday 17 October 2012

How Charming...

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Charming" & I took the opportunity to make a Christmas card as I am way behind with making them.  My image is "Christmas Carols" & I edged it with Glamour Dust & added some Aleene's Glitter Snow for the snow.  The papers are from Papermania "Mistletoe Kisses & I used my Martha Stewart border punch & finished the card with ribbon, twine, flower, greeting, pearls & 2 charms.  I hope you can join us & if you play with a Paper Shelter image you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth a whopping $30! All to spend in the Paper Shelter store & even if you don't use TPS images there is still the chance to win 3 of their fabulous images :) So you've got nothing to loose :D

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Pink 
Jingle Bells - Pink Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes 
Sparkle Creations - Christmas (optional sketch)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Oh La La - Christmas Sentiment 
Emerald Fairies - Anything Goes

I hope you're having a wonderful week.  Thanks for looking :o)

Saturday 13 October 2012

Too Cute To Spook!

Yaaaahooo....thank goodness it is the weekend, I must say this week has flown by.  As it is Saturday it means time for a new Di's Digi Challenge & this week it is "Too Cute To Spook", Di has so many wonderful Halloween images it was difficult to chose which one to go for but I decided on "Come Fly With Me".  I used chalks again as I love the soft feel but they don't really photograph well.  The papers are digi (can't remember where from, the pumpkins are made with a Sizzix embossing flower & I cut them out & sanded.  I finshed the card off with a Halloween ticket, sparkly ribbon, plastic bats (from Poundland) & some gems.  I hope you can join us & please check out the other DT members creations if you're looking for more inspiration. Our fab sponsor this week is Sweet Stamps :o)

The challenges:
Polka Doodles - Halloween
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Halloween
Scrappy Frogs - Fall/Halloween
Ribbon Carousel - Halloween Spirit
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Halloween
Southern Girls - Tie a Ribbon Around It

While I'm here I must mention Donna's Mega Blog Candy (see photo on my sidebar) there is so much to win - even an Epson printer!  Have a great Weekend :D

This is what you can win & more!

Sunday 7 October 2012

A Splash of Colour

Sentimental Sundays time again :D & this week the challenge is "Anything Goes".  We have 4 wonderful sponsors this week:   My Favorite Things, Crafty City, Sweet Stamps, CropStop.  The design team were lucky enough to be given some fab art themed stamps & I used "Add a Splash of Color to Every Day".  The papers were scraps from my stash, the image was a free image ages ago from Little Musings & I finished off my card with ribbon, coloured staples, punched corners, Perfect Peals & the banner is multi coloured foam.  There is no excuse to join us as you are free to make anything (as long as it has a sentiment) & lots of chances to win some fab goodies :D

The Challenges:
Deep Ocean - More Than 2 Colours
Craftymess - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Tic Tac Toe (Punch or Die, Free, Ribbon)
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes


I hope your weekend is going well, I'm enjoying catching up with crafting & spending time with my hubby :o)

Saturday 6 October 2012

Celebrate World Card Making Day!

October 6th is World Card Making Day & at Jellypark there is a wonderful free digital image for you to celebrate.  I adore this image & coloured it wit ProMarkers, the paper is digital too & the card is finished with rolled felt flowers, punched & glittered butterflies, lace & pearls (the greeting comes with the image).  If you would like to join us at Jellypark Friends & make a card with the free image & Thinking of You theme (& with the added option of adding pink or a repurposed item  - my whole card is repurposed apart from the image & mount - I used a previously unused card due to lack or time & the ribbon was from the tags to hang a garment).  I hope you will be able to celebrate with us :D

The Challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Pretty in Pink & Ribbon Theme
Polka Doodles - Wings & Things
Pixie Dust - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Badda Bing!
Emerald Fairies - Flowers 
Brown Sugar - Use a Freebie 
Crafts & Me - My Sentiments Exactly 
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Floral

Happy World Card Making Day & I hope you find at least a lil time for crafting today :)

Friday 5 October 2012

Pink It Up!

Hope you're all having a fabulous week, I am so glad the weekend is nearly here (just gotta get through today lol).  As it is Friday it's new releases and a new challenge at Jellypark Friends.  This week the challenge is "Pink It Up".  I altered a notebook for a change, I love notebooks & stationary & you can never have too many in my opinion :D  I used some girly paper from my stash for the front of the notebook & used the cute "Waving Girl Hello" digi image which I coloured with ProMarkers, I finished off with alphabet stickers, pearls & ribbon.  Have you joined the free Jellypark Club yet?  If you sign up now there is a free digi stamp set of 6 - yes 6 wonderful images but you better hurry they won't be around for ever :D

The challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Think Pink
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Go Pink
A Gem of A Challenge - For the Girls
The Stamping Boutique - Pink, Pink, Pink
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Pink 
Dare to be Sassy  -  Pink

Thanks for looking & I really appreciate your comments :)

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Lookin' Good!

Today's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Distressing" & I used this gorgeous "Cute Dressmaker" digi image which I coloured with chalk.  I added some stitches, lace & buttons.  If you play with a Paper Shelter image you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth a wooping $30! All to spend in the Paper Shelter store & even if you don't use TPS images there is still the chance to win 3 of their fabulous images :) So you've got nothing to loose :D

The challenges:
Scrapper's Delight - Distress It
Gingerloft - Stitching Faux or Real
One Stitch at a Time - Butterflies or Buttons
Crafty-embelies - The Dressmaker
The Cutie Pie - Use a Digi
Victorine Stamps - Lots of Layers
Paperminutes - Sewing, Crocheting, Knitting
Bunny Zoe - Distressing
Crafty Boots - 3 (stitches)
My Grafico - Anything Goes

I hope you're all having a good week, I've got another craft fayre today (a short notice cancellation, luckily Wednesday is my day off), hopefully it will be better than Saturdays!  Thanks for looking :D