Friday, 31 May 2013

Jellypark Colour Pallette Challenge

This week's challenge at Jellypark Friends is to use a colour palette from Design Seeds, they have lots of wonderful palettes & inspiration.  For my card I used their Raspberry Hues palette & the Jellypark images I used were "Girl with Balloon & Present" & "You are a Little Star" which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are from Craftwork Cards & I finished off with Glamour Dust & a couple of padded stars.  I hope you can join us :D

The challenges:
Creatalicious - For the Girls
Fab 'n' Funky - Girly
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Lots of Layers
Created with Love - You Lift Me Up

I hope you've had a great week & have a lovely weekend ahead.  We're off to Legoland tomorrow to meet our son DIL & 3 little grandchildren :D

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

I'm Back!


Hello everyone, I hope everything is good.  I'm back from my hols, we went to Dubrovnic, Croatia & had an amazing time! Everything was perfect: the weather, hotel, scenery, architecture, food :D  It was only the 2nd time I've been abroad & the first time was about 15 years ago! (we're intending to do a lot more traveling now - I've definitely got the bug).  

I do have a problem though, my PC has blown up (well not literally but it did go back & smell of smoke & now it's not working), this is terrible because all my crafting life is on it :(  (my images, papers, watermarks, photos etc) so I did feel a bit sad but my son says he should be able to retrieve the stuff off it (fingers crossed).  

Luckily I made & photoed my card for this week's challenge at The Paper Shelter before the PC gave up the ghost which is "Shape it up or an Easel Card".  For my card I used "The Cutest Date" (coloured image), some chipboard hearts that I glittered, ribbon, gems & punched butterfly.  

The gift voucher

The challenges:
Dutch Dare - Flutterby Butterfly
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Punches/Dies
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Wedding/Anniversary

I hope you can join us & are having a nice week (& I hope you've got at least a little sunshine).

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Card for a Very Special Woman

Today's Sentimental Sunday Challenge is "For a Special Woman".  As this side of the pond we have already celebrated Mothers Day (& sadly my Mum is no longer with us) I wanted to share a card a made for a very special person & dear friend who has been battling breast cancer & has been so strong & positive:  Jennifer Scull. The image I used was designed especially for Jennifer by Jellypark's wonderful illustrator Claire Keay. It is still available for purchase HERE & 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this image go to charity!  I coloured the image with chalk & finished the card with a big ribbon, some buttons & personalised sentiment (also by Claire).  Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles.  I hope you will join us & make a card for a special woman in your life, I also hope you will pop over to Jennifer's wonderful blog & show her some lurve :o)

The challenges:
Chalk N Stock - Anything Goes (with chalk)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Free Choice
Stampin' for the Weekend - Button It Up
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spots or Stripes
Fussy & Fancy - Anything Goes

I hope you're enjoying the weekend.  We had to buy a new hoover yesterday (not very exciting lol) as our stopped working & we did get some more bits & pieces for the hols (much more exciting!) :D  Hopefully we're going to go & see our youngest son (Stuart) this evening & have a takeaway.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Bling It Up!

Di's Digi Challenge this week is "Show Us Your Bling" & I used one of Di's fabulous images called "Wendy's Bouquet" which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are digi & I was going to do some machine stitching but my machine wouldn't work again so it ended up with paper piercing around the edges instead.  I used some Glamour Dust around the image & sentiment & finished the card off with a punched butterfly, ribbons, gems & pearls.  Our sponsor this time is Digi Darla :o)  I hope you can join us.

The challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Sparkle, Bling & Ribbon
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Sentiments
Simon Says Stamp - Things With Wings
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Flutterby - Open (with a butterfly, angel or fairy)
Alphabet - G for Glitter & Gems
Gem of a Challenge - Things With Wings

Happy Weekend everyone!  Have a fab time whatever you're up to.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sentimental Sundays on a Wednesday :o)

Here is my card for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Paper Piecing" & we have a wonderful sponsor: The Paper Shelter! Those of you who follow my blog or even just visit occasionally will probably know that they are one of my very favorite sites for digital images & papers :o)  For my card I used "Birds Couple" & I paper pieced their bodies & the heart, the rest of the image is coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are digi & I finished off with some punched flowers, rickrack, pearls & sentiment.  
The reason my card is late (I do have a good excuse lol), we were away for a long weekend (& we had a fab time) & I had work all day yesterday (& the new series of the Apprentice started last night).  I hope you will be able to join us this week.

The challenges:
Make My Monday - Anything That Flies
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes (Mothers Day/Flowers)
Card Mania - Flower Power
Forever Friends - Pastel Colours

Thanks for looking & I hope you are having a lovely week xxx

Friday, 3 May 2013

New Releases at Jellypark Today :o)

Today's new releases at Jellypark are "Flowers are like Friends" & "String of Hearts".  For my card I used Flowers are like Friends which I coloured with ProMarkers.  I added a die cut vine & bird house & finished off with the sentiment that comes with the image & some button flowers.  There is a new challenge at Jellypark Friends too which is "Girly Girl", a nice easy one for us girlies with lot's of scope for creativity :o)

The challenges:
Freshly Brewed - Flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters - Free For All
I Love ProMarkers - Put a Button On It
Crafts and Me - Floral Frenzy

I'm so glad it's Friday & a long weekend too - hubby & I are away for the weekend as it is our (29th) wedding anniversary on Sunday & I can't wait it will be nice to have a relaxing break away as work has been quite stressful lately.  I hope you've all had a great week & have something nice planned for the weekend.  We might even get some sunshine (fingers crossed).

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Music Maestro!

Hooray for Wednesdays & a day off!  It is also the start of another fab challenge at The Paper Shelter & this week the theme is "Music Maestro!".  For my card I used TPS "Gypsy Dance" digi stamp (I didn't use the pre-coloured image for a change as I had a bit more time) & coloured it with ProMarkers adding little bit of Stickles glitter glue.  I distressed the edges & finished the card  with punched flowers & border, sequins, pearls & a sentiment.  If you're looking for more inspiration check out the fabulous DT samples :o)

There is the chance to win a gift voucher worth $30 to spend in The Paper Shelter shop  for those of you who play with a Paper Shelter image and even if you don't there are 3 digis of your choice is up for grabs!  I hope you can join us.

The challenges:
Card Caravan - Use Flowers
Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Distressing
Critter - Flowers
Cutie Pie - Lots of Layers
Love to Create - Punches &/or Dies

Enjoy your day :o) I'm now going to make some scones (well I need something for teabreak ;o) ) & I didn't get round to planting the courgettes & salad leaves so better do that while they're cooking & of course I need to fit some crafting in (not forgetting the dreaded housework, but hopefully I can quickly whiz round & still have lots of time for all the other good stuff!)