Sunday, 24 February 2013

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers...

This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is...have you guessed it yet..."Flowers" (with a sentiment).  There are so many different types of flowers & ways to use them that I'm hoping lots of you will join us. We have a wonderful sponsor this week "From the Heart" & the DT were lucky enough to chose an image from them, it was a hard decision but I chose this cute one called "Kitten Flowerpot".  I coloured the image with ProMarkers, used my Cheery Lynn doily die & finished off with Glamour Dust, ribbon, button & greeting.  I was looking for inspiration & I remembered one of my favourite Jellypark cards & cased that lol

The challenges:
I Love ProMarkers - Four Legged Friends
Fab 'n' Funky - Flower Power
C.R.A.F.T. - Recipe
Allsorts - Animals
Link Up for Pink - Photo Inspiration 
Crafty Ribbons - Button Up
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Buttons & Bows
Broken Box Stock - Happy Birthday 

I hope you're having a great weekend.  I'm really excited cos I'm going to Kent today with my youngest son Stuart to see Craig (oldest son) & Zoe (DIL) & grandchildren Ryan, Abigail & Bethany (so I will be scheduling this card - hopefully it's worked).  Stuart is probably more excited than me cos he hasn't seen them since their wedding in July.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Time to Get in Shape!

Well, my New Years Resolution this year is to get fitter & tone up (I bike to work so I do get some exercise), the main reason being cos we've booked a holiday & I want to look half decent in a bikini, (mind you Mark (hubby) will be the only one who's going to see me lol) & do you know what... I'm really enjoying  it, I get up early to do exercises before work & boy I don't half enjoy my breakfast after lol - well when I say "enjoying" perhaps that is not the right word cos sometimes it is VERY difficult to drag myself out of bed but I do feel better afterwards :D  

The reason for mention this is this week's challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Get in Shape" (use shapes on your creations).  I've made a bookmark with some Craftwork Cards Kraft card & used my MFT hexagon die & a corner punch.  The image I used is Claire's newest charity image (Claire is Jellypark's very talented illustrator) & 100% of the money raised selling this will go to The Sick Children's Trust.  Isn't he adorable?  I paper pieced his hat & onesie & coloured his face with ProMarkers.  I finished the bookmark with my fence border punch (Martha Stewart) & some ribbon.  I hope you will check out all the Jellypark charity & other wonderful images.  

The challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Fancy Folds or Not Square
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
Penny's - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - (always) Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Make It Cute
Hotshot Craft - Anything But a Card
Crafty Catz - Dies & Punches

I hope you've had a great week, 5 o'clock can't come soon enough for me lol & enjoy your weekend :o)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

100th Challenge at The Paper Shelter!

Wow! Can you believe it's The Paper Shelter's 100th challenge & our challenge is "Celebrations" (of course) & if you play along there is the chance to win 1 of 5 gift certificates worth $20 dollars each (yes, there's 5 chances to win, how cool is that!).  I kept my birthday card CAS & used TPS's fab "Birthday Cupcake" image which I edged with Glamour Dust.  The greeting is stamped & I finished off with some die cut bunting.  I hope you will be able to join in the fun :D

The challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - It's Birthday Time
Digital Tuesday - Pink & White
Creative Card Crew - Birthday
Paper Playtime - Use a Sentiment Stamp
Paper Makeup - Anything Goes
Digi Darla - Food & Drink 
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes

I hope you're having a great week :)  Mine started really well - Sunday night my son Craig, DIL Zoe & our 3 adorable grandchildren stopped by on their way to Butlins for a holiday so I was able to spend a few hours with them before I went to work on Monday morning  :D 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Lace & Pearls

Thank goodness for weekends :D  I am absolutely worn out from work this week - don't you just love Friday night when you finish work & you have the whole weekend ahead.  As it is Saturday it means a new Di's Digi Challenge & this week it is "Lace & Pearls".  I used one of Di's gorgeous coloured images (really helpful when you're having a busy week & not much time/energy for crafting) called "Izzy With Little Bird".  The papers were free with a magazine & I did some machine stitching.  I finished the card with rolled flowers, padded fabric flower, punched ink & glittered butterfly, greeting, lace, pearls & I made a flower with lace a pearl & some beads.  Our fab sponsor this time is "My Time Made Easy", I hope you can find time to join us :o)

The challenges:
Paperminutes - Butterflies in Springtime
Bunny Zoe's - Flowers & Pearls
Milk Coffee - Make it Cute
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Delightful - Frilly
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking :D  Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Love Is In The Air!

This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Love is in the Air" & we are sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps.  The design team were lucky enough to chose an image from SBS & I chose "I Love Chocolate Rio" & coloured her with ProMarkers & I was looking for some valentines papers I found these ones from Just Jaimee with some fab elements too & thought they were perfect :D  I finshed off with a die cut border & some Bakers Twine.  I hope you can join us this week & you don't have to make a Valentine's card it can be anything to do with LOVE (**V**)

Lot's of challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Hearts/Valentines
Totally Papercraft - Valentines or Love
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
One Stop Craft - Love is in the Air
Fab 'n' Funky - Valentines/Hearts
Digital Tuesday - Hearts
Cute Card Thursday - Love Struck!!
Crafty Catz - Love is in the Air
Allsorts - Valentines
Card Caravan - Hearts
Milk Coffee - Valentines
Moving Along With The Times - Only Girls Allowed
Sweet Pea Stampers - Use a Digital Image
Broken Box Stock - Be My Valentine
Card Makin Mamas - Love
PanPastel - Love & Romance 
The Squirrel & The Fox - Love  
Simply Challenged - Anything Goes

I hope you're having a great weekend & managing to fit some crafting in.  Lucky for me MIL is cooking Sunday dinner so that will give me time this morning (when I would usually be slaving over a hot stove lol) while hubby is playing footy to do some crafty stuff (though I really need to sort out my "crafty mess"!)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Friday, 8 February 2013

New Releases at Jellypark :o)

It's Friday so that means wonderful new releases at Jellypark :D  For my card I used "Heart Dress & Handbag" image which I coloured in with ProMarkers.  I used my Craftwork Cards kraft card again (I love this) & finished off the card with some stamped shows & punched tags.  The other new release is called "Sending to U my Love" & is perfect for Valentine's Day :D  This fortnight's challenge at Jellypark Friends also starts today and is called "So Sweet" so I hope you will join us & show us your Sweet Treats!

The challenges:
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes
MyGrafico - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes

I hope you've had a great week.  For me the weekend can't come soon enough lol :D

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


I love notebooks & I always have them full of lists: things to do, wish lists etc :D  so when I saw these blank notebooks in Poundland I thought they would be perfect to alter.  As you can see I kept them REALLY simple but I love this "Sophie in the Country" image from The Paper Shelter & didn't think they needed anything else, just a bit of ribbon - Less is (sometimes) More lol. The Kraft card is from Craftwork Cards. This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Alter Something or a Card with at least 3 folds".  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 are  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:
Less is More - Kraft & Kreme 
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes  
Papertake - Anything Goes 
Pretty Little Ribbon - Anything Goes

Here they are before
I hope you're having a wonderful week.  I'm so glad to have a day off today as we started having snow again yesterday & it was freezing biking to/from work.  I think I'll stay in the warm today & try & do some crafting :^)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Celebrating the New

This week the  challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Celebrating  the New" & I've made a New Baby card using this cute image from Jellypark called "New Baby With Teddy" which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils (again!).  I used my new Die-Namics hexagon die for the border & finished the card a doily, banner, punched heart & stamped greeting.  We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week: MilkCoffee & Whimsy Stamps.  There's lots more inspiration from our (ginormous) design team :D so why not check them out & join in the fun. 

The challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge - Gingham or Checks
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Let's Get Cute
Alphabet - Zig Zags
Stemplesonne - Sketch

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Valentine's Day/Love

Hooray for the weekend!  Today see's the start of another Di's Digi Challenge & this time the theme is "Valentine's Day/Love".  I made a gift box using this cute "Maurice With Love" digi & coloured it in with Prismacolor pencils.  I added a bit of Glamour Dust & some pearls mounted it on a doily & finished off the corners with flowers & pearls.  The DP is from Pink Petticoat.  Our fab sponsor for this challenge is "Marker Pop".  Hopefully you will be able to join us & make something for someone you love :o)

The challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything but a Card
Bearly Mine - Hearts Galore
Sarah Hurley - Anything but a Card
Little Miss Muffet - Hearts & Flowers 
MilkCoffee - Valentines 
Sweet Stampin' - Love is all Around

Have an amazing weekend whatever your up to!