Sunday, 28 April 2013

Canvas Me This!

Yes this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Canvas Me This" (with a sentiment) & if you would like to have a go at this fabulous technique our wonderful sponsor Just Some Lines have a tutorial HERE :o)  I didn't have a canvas so I used an old coaster:  I painted the edges of the coaster with gold acrylic paint, added some DP with the corners rounded & used a torn strip for a border.  The image is JSL Petite Pot - Getting In which I coloured with ProMarkers, I finished it off with sequins, pearls & a stamped ticket (or & some glitter glue on the wings).  I can't use it for my cuppa on it now but it makes a nice decoration for my craft room windowsill :D

The challenges:
LEJ Designs - Mystical, Magical or Mysterious
Dream Valley - Things with Wings
ABC - F is for Fantasy
That Craft Place - Altered Item
Eclectic Ellapu - Literally Anything Goes
Pink Gem - Going Green 
Nutcrafters - Anything Goes

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend, we've done the usual shopping but I did manage to fit in some crafting & today I'm going to plant some courgettes and salad leaves (I hope the snails don't eat them all like they did last time I grew them lol).

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Any Shape But Square

This week's Di's Digi Challenge is "Any Shape But Square".  I'm not good at shaped cards so I thought I would make a round box (using a cheese triangle box).  The papers are Basic Grey & the cute image is Di's "Molly" which I coloured with ProMarkers.  I finished off the box with flowers & punched leaves.  Our fab sponsor this week is Creations by AR.  I know this challenge is a bit tricky but I hope you will have time to join us.

The challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Die Cuts &/or Punches
Craft My Life - All Crafts (not cards)
Bearly Mine - Digi Days
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Free For All
Allsorts - Anything but a Card 
Crafty Boots - Recycle  
Joanna Sheen - Recycle

I'm finally getting back into my crafting & I am really enjoying it :D  Have a great Saturday & I hope you have time to fit some crafting in too xxx

Friday, 19 April 2013

Make 'Em Laugh, Make 'Em Laugh...

The Jellypark Friends new challenge starting today is "Make Us Laugh & Smile".  I used this cute "Boy Playing With Train" digi image which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are digi too & I finished with a stamped sentiment (I love these kiddie's quotes) & some punched stars.  There are lots of fabulous images at Jellypark & check out the fabulous new image below:

The challenges:
Creative Craft - Red White & Blue
Charisma Cardz - Flag Colours (Union Jack)
Ladybug Crafts - Toddlers, Teen & Inbetweens
Inky Impressions - Punches & Dies
Paper Pretties - Happy Birthday to...

It's my hubby's birthday today & we are having a family get-together tomorrow so I am looking forward to that :D  Hope you've had a fab week & enjoy the weekend. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Make It Bloom!

Wednesday again {hooray, it's my day off} & so it's time for a new challenge The Paper Shelter & this week it is "Make It Bloom".  Today's challenge is extra special too as because we have passed 1000 followers {thank you sooo much} we have 2 prizes:  the normal $30 gift voucher + a gift voucher worth $20 (whether or not you use TPS image or not!).  I kept my card really simple (& I'm not really pleased with it but lack of time & not feeling 100% meant it was the best I could manage at the time).  I printed TPS "Love Letters" image on to the base card & printed the window image again & overlayed it with the shutters not stuck down, just finishing off with some flowers, rickrack, stamped greeting & some gems.  I hope you will be able to join us :D

The challenges:
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Clean & Simple
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Use a Digital Image
Digi Galore - One for the Girls
A and T - Flowers 

Sunday, 14 April 2013

It's a Tag!

I don't make many tags (& the ones I do make I tend to attach to cards), so it made a nice change to make one for this week's Sentimental Sundays "Tags" (with a sentiment) challenge :o)  This week our sponsor is Dilly Beans Digi Stamps & the DT were lucky enough to be given images to use.  I coloured mine with ProMarkers, the tag itself is made from a toilet roll holder & covered with some Basic Grey paper& finished off with doily, muslin, flowers, die cut Kraft heart, paperclip & stamped sentiment; with a ribbon to hang.  

The challenges:
Crafty Creations - No Squares
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

 Thanks for looking & I hope you can join us :)

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Tea & Cake

Two of my most favorite things are tea & cake lol  (a nice cup of tea is the answer to most things I would say ;).  This week's Di's Digi Challenge is "All About Bears" & if your looking for cute bear & animal images (& any other sort of images for that matter) Di has lots :D  The  image I used for my card is called "Tea Cup Teddy" & I coloured it with ProMarkers.  The papers are digi & I finished the card with flowers, die cut leaves & border, lace & stamped sentiments.  We are sponsored by Marker Pop.  I hope you will have time to join us.

The challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Think Spring
Simon Says Stamp - April Showers &/or Spring Showers
Digistamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes 
Freshly Brewed - Sweet Treats
Happy Campers - Flower Power
Crafting for all Seasons - Floral Delight
Allsorts - The Letter of Your Name (T for Teacups)
Lexi's Creations - Use Your Punches or Dies

Have a wonderful weekend.  I'm off to see Starlight Express with the girls from work tonight (I saw it in London ages ago & loved it so am looking forward to seeing it again).

Friday, 5 April 2013

Late Runner...This Week's Challenge at The Paper Shelter

Hello, I hope you all had a lovely Easter, we did visiting our son, DIL & 3 precious grandchildren :D  The problems started when we got home first hubby had a really awful tummy bug & then I got it even worse :o(  It has been a horrible week & worse because we both had the week off work with a list as long as your arm of things we wanted/needed to do to the house.  It's Friday evening & I'm still not feeling 100% but am keeping my fingers (& toes) crossed that I have some energy back so we can do at least something tomorrow..............Hence my challenge at The Paper Shelter post being late (& I wasn't able to do make my Jellypark card at all boohoo!).  This week's challenge is "Use a Doily(s)".  I made a wedding card using "The Happy Couple" digi.  I ruched some ribbon & finished the card with a doily (of course, though I have been known to completely forget the theme of the challenge until my card is finished & then have to try & fit it in somewhere lol), punched heart, pearl heart, flowers & greeting cut from DP.  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:
Papertake - Anything Goes 
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use a Digital Image

Thanks for looking & enjoy your weekend :)