Sunday, 27 January 2013

Check out the New Sentimental Sundays DT :D

I've been on the Sentimental Sundays design team for over 2 years now & I love it!  They are such a wonderful group of girls & so talented & now we've been joined by 8 new members (yes 8, our team is massive lol) & I'm sure they will love being part of the team as much as I do.  Our challenge this week is "Thank You" & I've made another CAS card.  The tree base is a digi from Pink Petticoat & I added flower buttons & did some machine stitching.  The DP is "So Cute" from Prima & the greeting is stamped.  Our fab sponsor this time is Sweet & Sassy Stamps :D

The challenges:
Card Making Mamas - Clean & Simple
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes 
Creative Creations - Keep it Simple
Digistamps4joy - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Flowers - Use Something Digital
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.  We had an amazing day yesterday visiting our son, dil & precious grandchildren.  Today was spent shopping & catching with housework & I did manage to to do a little bit of crafting - the weekend has flow by  though (they always do unfortunately).  Oooh & luckily all the snow has gone so it will be safe for my bike ride to work tomorrow :D yay!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Button Up!

I've gotta keep this quick cos I'm not feeling great at mo (off work with a tummy bug).
This week's challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Button Up".  This fab image I used is called "Boy No 1 Medal" & I coloured him with ProMarkers & added a die cut banner, punched star & of course some buttons.  There are 2 new releases at Jellypark today which are absolutely wonderful & I hope you will check them out & have time to join in the challenge too :)

The challenges:
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Circles
Crafting by Designs - Polka Dots
4 Crafty Chicks - Buttons

I hope you're all having a great week :D Hopefully I will feel better for tomorrow cos we're going to Kent to see our son, DIL & 3 lil grandchildren (& it's a 7 hour round trip - that's if the roads are clear).

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Everyone's Favourite at The Paper Shelter

Yes, this week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Anything Goes" & I used another one of my favourite images (they are nearly all my favourites lol), this one is called "Coffee Break" (which is exactly what I'm going to have when I've finished blogging this as my hands are freeezing!).  The papers are from MME Howdy Dowdy paper stack & I used my Martha Stewart border punch & finished off with a doily & lots of flowers (couldn't decide what sentiment to use so I didn't use any).  As always we have our gift certificate up for grabs at our challenges. It's worth $30 and it can be yours is if you play with a TPS image and is drawn by Mr Random. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice, so it's a win, win situation :D

The challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes (with option of flowers)
Allsorts - Flower Power
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Oh So Girly

sorry for the rubbish photos, it's not good photographing weather

I hope you're having a good week & keeping warm.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sentimental Sundays is Back!

Yep, the Sentimental Sundays challenge is back after it's Christmas & New Year break & we have some wonderful new Design Team members too :D  The new challenge is "Negative Spaces" (check out the fab DT's designs for lots of examples - that's what I did lol).  My card is very simple, we are sponsored by Chickydoodle & were lucky enough to be given some gorgeous washy tape to work with (this is what I used under my heart).  I used a Nestibilities heart die & some Kraft card - simples!


The challenges:
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Avadares - Valentine's Day/Love
Simon Says Stamp - Use Washi Tape
Card Makin Mamas - Clean & Simple
Scrappy Frogs - Try Something New (Ive never done this before)

the inside

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend & find time for some crafting :0)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Brrrrrr...It's Cold Outside

I hope you've all had a wonderful week, mine has been very busy so I'm really glad it's the weekend :D  We have had lots of snow so I had to walk to work yesterday instead of using my trusty bike  & it took ages but it was nice & quiet at 7.30 am (not so quiet or nice when I finished at 5 pm though). So you see Di's Digi Challenge "Winter" theme this week is very apt .  I used another of Di's fabulous coloured images (I love these for quickness + the colouring much nicer than mine), this one is called "Owls Carol".  I finished my card with ribbon, embroidered greeting & I used my new Lil' Inker Designs bow die with glitter card.  This week our wonderful sponsor is The Cutting Cafe & hope you will be able to join us :D 

This was the view from the window of our office at work
The challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Papertake - Baby it's Cold Outside
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes (Christmas)
Stamp & Doodle - Anything Goes 
ABC Christmas - Animals
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Baby it's Cold Outside
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas in January 

Friday, 11 January 2013

Make a Wish

I'm so glad it's Friday, it has been such a busy week, I hope you've all had a great week & are looking forward to the weekend.  I'm hoping to have a sort through my crafty stash & sort some to sell on eBay (to earn pennies to buy more crafty stuff!) & get some crafting done with my new Christmas goodies :D
Friday means new releases at Jellypark & this cute image I've used is called "Fairy With Wand", I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils & added some Glamour Dust to her wings, the papers were a freebie with a mag.  I made some rolled flowers & finished off with gems, a greeting & some stamping.  The Jellypark Friends challenge is "Winter Animals" & I hope you will find time to join us :o)

The challenges:
Delightful - Add Hearts
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Add a Sentiment
Lady Anne's - Use a Stamp
Penny's - Anything Goes
Flutter By - Open (with a fairy, angel or butterfly)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Flower Extravaganza!

I hope you're having a wonderful week.  It is great getting back into my crafting I have really missed it (it is such a stress reliever & how work is at the moment I really need it lol).
This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Flower Extravaganza" as always our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on their website  but even if you dont you will still receive 3 digi images of your choice.  For my card I used this cute image called "100% Cute" & the papers are from their "Retro Mania" paper pack.  The greeting is a S.W.A.L.K stamp & I finished the card with gems, flowers, buttons & gems.  I hope you can join us!

The challenges:
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Craftymess - Show Some Sparkle/Bling 
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes
Use it Tuesday - Make It Sparkle (I've had the gems, buttons & flowers for ages)
Artistic Inspirations - Add a Bit of Sparkle/Anything Goes
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Getting Back to Normal...

when I say normal I mean getting back to crafting, it seems ages since I've done any proper crafting though I must admit after the craft fayres & business of Christmas & New Year I just haven't had the time & it has been quite nice to have a break, I'm now really starting to miss it though so hopefully I can fit a lot more crafting in than of late :D  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & New Year.

I'm not quite back to normal cos I am late getting my DT project in for Di's Digi Challenge which started yesterday (I keep losing track of time/dates lol)  & it was a tricky one for me "Try Something New" cos I've been crafting what seems like forever I have tried most things that I fancied but I have made a little hand sewn book with some gorgeous My Minds Eye double sided papers & I used Di's "Izzy With Little Bird" coloured image (yes coloured, did you know Di also does coloured images? Perfect if like me you're often short of time).  I finished the book with a punched border, lace, buttons & stamped sentiment.  I also made a matching bookmark as I liked the papers so much :)  I hope you can join us & our fabulous sponsor is Crafty Sentiments.

 The challenges: 
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly - Cute & Girly
Willow Sketchie - Anything Goes or Sketch
Sweet & Sassy - Something New
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - January Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking I hope you're having a great weekend & have a great week!