Sunday 24 March 2013

New Sentimental Sundays Challenge

Today's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Stitching (real or faux, with a sentiment).  I did lots of random machine stitching on my card (I love this look) & luckily the sewing machine was already threaded with the perfect matching thread to my papers :D.  I did some distressing around the edges of the papers (which are digi), the image is from Pink Petticoat (coloured with ProMarkers) & I finished the card with some lace, a punched tag & a gem.  Our sponsor this week is Meljens so you could win yourselves some wonderful images.

The challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Lace
Craft Your Passion - Ribbons or Lace
Crafty Boots - Flowers 
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi 
No Matter Which - Anything Goes 
Whimsy Stamps - Stitch It Up!

I hope you're having a nice weekend, I haven't been up to much (well it has been very cold with the occasional snow flurry), just snuggling up with hubby (his football match was called off), watching TV & drinking tea :o)  I really must try & start tidying my craft room today though I can't find anything!

Friday 22 March 2013

Fabulous New Releases at Jellypark

I am sooo lucky to be on the Jellypark design team & get to work with Claire's wonderful images :o)  This week's adorable new images are "King for a Day" & the one I used which is "Ewe are so Sweet Sheep".  I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the papers are digi & I finished off with a punched fence border, punched sun, button & pearl.  There is a new challenge at Jellypark Friends today too which is "Pretty Pastels".  

The challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Die Cuts
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Circles &/or Squares 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 
Melonheadz Friends - Easter or Spring

I hope you will be able to join us :o)

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Let It Be Spring! {pleeeeze}

Well we don't have snow now - just torrential rain lol,  This week challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Let It Be Spring",  I love this new image called "I am the Easter Bunny!".  I used the coloured image & just highlighted a few bits.  The papers are digi & I finished the card off with some punched corners, punched flowers with card candy middles and a peel off. 
As always our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. for you to spend on their website here.

But as always this comes with the usual rule of you must have used one of their images or products on your card, but even if you don't they are still willing to give you 3 digi images of your own choice!

The challenges:
Creative Crafts - For the Kids
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers Galore
Papertake - Easter Treats
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Flowers
Cutie Pie - Easter
ABC - Bring on the Flowers
Digi Darla - Easter/Spring
Digi Makeover - Pastels

Thanks for looking & I hope your enjoying your week so far :o)

Saturday 16 March 2013

Spring is Coming! (hopefully)

This week's Di's Digi Challenge is Easter/Spring.  Easter is quite early this year but I'm hoping the snow will have finished by then (we can't seem to get rid of it this year).  The image I used my card is called "Are You The Easter Bunnie?" & I coloured it with ProMarkers & finished with some peel off Easter eggs, banner, brad, lace, ribbon & some stitching.  The papers are from The Paper Shelter.   We are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe & hope you will have time to join us :o)

The challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Easter Egg-stravaganza
By The Cute & Girly - Favourite Things (Easter Eggs, well chocolate lol)
Crafty Sentiments - Hello Spring
Polka Doodles - Happy Easter
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring Has Sprung
Moving Along With The Times - Spring is in the Air
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 
Digi Haven - Easter 
Sweet Stampin' - Easter 
Card Makin Mamas - It's Springtime

Enjoy the weekend whatever you're up to.

Sunday 10 March 2013

Sentimental Sundays Challenge

Today the challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "3 Embellishments Beginning with B" (+ a sentiment).  I used buttons, bow & brads.  We are sponsored by A Day for Daisies & the DT were lucky enough to chose an image each to work with :o)  I chose "Owl Nephew", as you can see my card is very CAS I coloured the image with ProMarkers & cut an aperture with my Nesties.  (Sorry my photo is so bad, it was snowing when I took it - I will try & get a better one tomorrow).

The challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Birthdays
CAS on Sunday - Anything Goes
A Day For Daisies - Anything Goes

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who are celebrating today.  We took the In Laws out for a meal (it is their anniversary today as well) & our youngest son Stuart came :o) (our eldest son Craig lives quite a way away & unfortunately my Mum is no longer with us) & very tasty it was too (+ no washing up, always a bonus!).  What ever you're doing I hope you're having a lovely day - it's just a shame that the weekends go sooo quickly.

Friday 8 March 2013

New Releases at Jellypark

Today there are 2 wonderful new release at Jellypark & for my card I used "Two Love Birds" & I paper pieced the birds & coloured the rest with ProMarkers.  The paper was free with a mag & I finished off with pearls, doily, die cut corners & a computer generated greeting.  The other new release is called "Time for Tea", check out the other DT members creations to see this gorgeous image.  As it's Friday it's also time for a new challenge at Jellypark Friends which is "Bunny Hop" & I hope you will be able to join us for this - perfect for getting a start on those Easter cards ;)

The challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - The Birds & Bees
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Butterfly
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Die for Dies
Pin And Tack - Anything Goes

I hope you've had a good week & as usual I can't wait until 5 pm tonight when the weekend begins :D

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Punches & Dies at The Paper Shelter

Thank goodness for a day off & I really need it today as still feeling rough from this silly cold (I think it's Man Flu lol cos it's really knocked me for 6) & it was such a long day at work yesterday.  I have so much to do today as I was poorly at the weekend & didn't get anything on my To Do list done (keep your fingers crossed that I have a productive day today :D ).  

Today's new challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Punches & Dies" & we have some wonderful new DT members joining us so I hope you will give them a warm welcome & check out their fabulous creations.  For my card I used TPS "Soccer Star" image, isn't he fab & his footy kit looks just like the kit that the team my hubby plays for/manages :D  I did go a bit overboard with the dies & punches using a banner die, border punch, star punches & speech marks punch hehe.  The papers are digi & the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  I hope you can join us & as usual our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro from The Paper Shelter and they are offering you a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.

But this is providing you have used one of their beautiful products on your card, but even if you don't they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice. 

The challenges:
Dutch Dare - For the Boys
Dilly Beans - Stripes
Pause Dream Enjoy - For the Boys
Created with Love - Anything Goes
ABC - Anything Goes 
Deep Ocean - For a Boy
V's Sweet Ideas - Masculine Theme 
Anything Goes - Make it Manly 
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Sunday 3 March 2013

Sentimental Sundays Fairies Challenge

Well actually the new Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Fairies with Wings" but I have never seen a fairy without wings lol. The image I used is a new one from The Paper Shelter called "Make a Wish" (& it is a new favourite, I have soo many lol).  The actual card is recycled from a card I made previously with just a few tweaks, I did this because I have a stupid cold & it's hard to craft when your eyes are watering, nose running & your sneezing all over everything :o(  I did lots of machine stitching, added ribbon, charms, punched butterflies, flowers & gems.  Our fab sponsor this time is "Crafty Sentiments Designs".  If you love fairies as much as I do I hope you will join us (& even if you don't, I hope you will still join us ;o) 

The challenges:
City Crafter - Wings of an Angel
Fab 'n' Funky - Pastel Colours
Allsorts - For a Lady
Card & Scrap - Pastels
Flutter By - More Than 3 Layers
2 Sisters - Fairy Tales/Fantasy
The Squirrel & the Fox - Fairy Tale or Fantasy

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  Hopefully if I'm feeling better I can do some more sorting out of my craft room & get some crafting done too :o)  (If not it will be sitting on the sofa drinking lots of tea & watching a movie)

Saturday 2 March 2013

Get Childish with Di's Digi Challenge

It's been another really busy week at work so I am really glad it's the weekend.  Today the new challenge at Di's Digi Designs is "Child(ren)".  I made a card for a really small child - a baby lol.  I love this image which is called "Babesaurus".  I coloured it with ProMarkers & finished it off with a teddy embellishment, pearls & a button.  We are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons this week & I hope you will be able to join us.

The challenges:
Dutch Dare - For the Boys
Crafty Sentiments - One Image, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments
Crafts & Me - Dies or Punches
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Blue & Yellow
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes