Sunday, 30 June 2013

Christmas in July (well the last day of June)

I feel like I'm always chasing my tail lately despite my best efforts to get organised :(  I (just about) managed to get my card for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "All Things Digital" (with a sentiment). We are sponsored by Clearly Digi Stamps & I used Bitty Tree & Snowflake Image (well just the tree but you get both).  The image was coloured but as my printer isn't printing colour properly I had to go over the image with ProMarkers.  The papers were free in a magazine & I used my holly border die & finished off with gems & a sentiment.  

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - You've Had it How Long??? (star gem, I've had these for over 10 years!!)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Sweet Inspiration 
Jingle Bells - We Wish You a Digital Christmas

So get printing all those wonderful digital images (& there are so many fabulous ones to chose from) & I hope you can join us.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend - we actually have sunshine (sort of) at last so we are having a BBQ at the In Laws (hooray, no cooking for me!)

Friday, 28 June 2013

New Releases at Jellypark!

I'm soo glad it's Friday :D  & today there are 2 fabulous new releases at Jellypark:  "Bug or Alien Boy" (which I used) & "Boy, Rock Pool, Crab" (see image below).  I coloured my image with ProMarkers & added some wire, beads & googly eyes.  The papers are digi from Scrapbooking Mad (I got them ages ago so not sure if they still do them).  I finished off with a punched fence border, twine, ladybird button & stamped sentiment.  There's also a new "Summer" challenge at Jellypark Friends too starting today :D

The challenges:
Bunny Zoe - Wings
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Fly Like a Bird
My  Hearts Pieces - Use a Digital Stamp
Digi Makeover - All Tied Up
Songbird - Strawberry Fields Forever
Passion for ProMarkers - Strawberry Fields
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes

I hope you will check out the new images & the join the challenge (if you have time) & have a great weekend xx

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Just For Fun (& Not Girly)

Much as I love all things girly, I really fancied a change & when I saw this free image from Birdie Brown & just had to use it :o)  I coloured the image with ProMarkers, I used my star & star border punches & finished off with string & a button.  The sentiment is also free with the image.

The challenges:
Birdie Brown - Use the Free Image
Ladybug Crafts - For the Men in Your Life
Card Crafter's Circle - Thank You for the Music
Dream Valley - Fathers Day/Male Theme
A Gem of a Challenge - Male Birthday with a Sentiment

 The sun is shining today (a bit more than yesterday, so it's going the right way at last) & it is actually quite warm - hooray.  Hope you're having a great week :o)

Buttons & Brads

Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a great week :o)  We actually had a few hours of sunshine today - woohoo (hopefully it will last).  I'm love Wednesday's cos it's my day off & the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter & this week the theme is "Buttons & Brads".  The image I used is called "Summer Holidays" & I coloured it with ProMarkers & chalks.  The papers are digi & I used a large brad & a bird button & finished the card with die cut clouds.

And now for this weeks prize and as always The Paper Shelter are offering a fabulous prize of a $30 Gift Voucher to spend on their website, but this is providing you have used one of their products on your project but even if you don't they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice.

The challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Not for Flowers 
2 Sisters - Summer Fun
Lady Anne's - The Great Outdoors
Lexi's Creations - Summer Holidays 
Corrosive -  Summertime
LEJ Designs - The Sun Has Got His Hat On
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it Girly 

I hope you can join us!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

For the Girls

This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "For the Girls" (+ a sentiment), which is great for me as I love all things pretty & girly :D  Our fab sponsor this week is "Crafty Sentiments" & I used their "Kaye - Summer Breeze" image which I coloured with ProMarkers, the paper is digital (from the Sweet Shoppe) & I finished with flowers, ribbon, charm & greeting (from Craftwork Cards). 

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday & have time to fit some crafting in (hubby's just popped round his parents thus giving me time to do a little catching up :D).  It's just a shame the weekends go so quickly.

The challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Happy Birthday
Passion for ProMarkers - Floral Fancy
Crafty Ribbons - Flowers Galore
Fairy Tale - Happy Birthday
Emerald Faeries - Dies/punches
My Sheri - Birthday

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Summer Fun!

Well even if the weather hasn't realised it's summer yet you can pretend & join  Di's Digi Challenge which this week is "Summer Fun" :D  Check out Di's site for lots of fabulous girly (& all sorts of other) images.  I coloured my image with ProMarkers, the papers are Basic Grey & I finished the card off with punched butterflies, die cut banner, sentiment, gems, pearls & Glamour Dust.  This week's sponsor is "My Time Made Easy".  I hope you've had a good week & can find time to join us.

The challenges:
Creatalicious - All About Summer
Scrappy Frogs - Summer Fun
Dutch Dare - Things That Begin with B (butterflies, banner, bling, bear)
Delightful - Raise the Banner
Crafty Sentiment - Fun in the Sun
Papertake - Hot, Hot, Hot
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Cut Card Thursday - In the Summertime

Have a wonderful weekend & thanks for looking :o)

Sunday, 16 June 2013


Hello everyone & Happy Sunday (& Happy Father's Day to all those Dad's in the UK), I hope you're having a great weekend.  We're taking FIL out to lunch & Stuart (youngest son) is coming too so I'm looking forward to that.  As it is Sunday it's time for another challenge at Sentimental Sundays & this week it is "Sprays/Mists".  I had a slight problem as I wanted to use my Perfect Pearls antique gold spray for creation but I had only sprayed a tiny bit & then the bottle got clogged up & I couldn't get it to work so I had to use the only other spray I have which is silver & I sprayed it on thin blue card (I was going to spray the gold on Kraft card).  I love notebooks (& making lists) & think you can never have too many, this one was free with a magazine & just had a plain cover.  We are sponsored by MayzyArt & the DT were lucky enough to chose an image to work with & I chose MacKenzie & coloured her with ProMarkers.  I finished the notebook off with a ribbon, flowers, gem & some alphabet stickers.  If you like me have sprays that you haven't used for ages or if you love using them & use them all the time, I hope you will join us.

The challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Summer Blooms
Alphabet - I for Image
Creative Corner - Girly Girl
Digi Haven - Anything Goes

Friday, 14 June 2013

Jellypark Friends Challenge

This week's challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Marvelously Masculine", so it is a perfect time to show off those Father's Day cards :D  Saying that I made a bookmark lol.  The image I used is Jellypark's "Boy Reading Book" which I coloured with ProMarkers.  I used Kraft card & some hmm, not sure what you call it, some sort of mesh & finished it off with ribbon.  The DT have made some fabulous creations so if you're looking for inspiration please them check out.

The challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - You're the Man
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Charisma Cardz - Digi's Only
The Sisterhood of Crafters - It's All About the Boys

Thank goodness it's Friday, just gotta make it to 5 o'clock lol.  Have a good day & a fab weekend :D

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

New Challenge at The Paper Shelter

Today's new challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Blue & White" or "Pink & White".  As I've just lost all my digital images when my PC broken I've had to use one of TPS's new images (which is not a problem as all their images are fab but I would have liked to have made a baby card).  The image I used is called "Mad About Video Games" & I coloured it (not very well, I'm not sure what went wrong here, the ink seemed to bleed & it just didn't go as I'd planned) with ProMarkers.  The stripey card is recycled from some packaging & I used my star border punch (Martha Stewart) & single star punch (Fiskars), finishing off with some punched corners, a couple of star brads & a greeting.

As always our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30.

And as always this come with the usual rule that you must have used one of their products on your card but even if you don't they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice. I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter website to see what beautiful and stunning products they have to offer.

The Challenges:
Make it Monday - Just For Him
Craft Your Passion - Fathers Day/Masculine
Creative Creation - For You Dad/Masculine
Cards For Men - Boys Will Be Boys
Crafty Sentiments - Card/Project for a Male
LEJ Designs - Something for the Boys/Men
Papertake - Hello Boys
City Crafter - All About Him
Ladybird Crafts - For the Men in Your Life

I hope you're having a great week :D  It's my day off today & this morning I'm visiting my old friend Ida who I haven't seen for a while & my brother is popping round for a cuppa this afternoon (I must try & fit some crafting in at some point too).

Monday, 10 June 2013

Bits & Pieces

Wish I was still there (Dubrovnic marina)

Hello, hope you've all had a great start to the week.
I thought I'd post a few photos of my hols & some DT news.
As some of you know I'm lucky enough to be on the Jellypark DT & I wanted to draw your attention to their new charity digital stamp called "Dad with Kids", which is perfect for Fathers Day & ALL the proceeds from the stamp go to charity!

239 Dad with kids CHARITY digi stamp  

I also wanted to post a reminder about this week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays which is "Metal Findings" which I hope you will be able to find time to join us :o)

& here are a couple more photos from our holiday last month to Dubrovnic, Croatia which was amazing.  I'm so glad we went especially the weather here in the UK has been absolutely diabolical - we had to have our heating on Saturday night, can you believe that in JUNE! 

Thanks for looking & have a fab week xxx

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Beautiful Borders

Hello everyone :o)  I hope you've had a good week.  I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things after our amazing holiday in Croatia.  So I'm glad it's over (the week, not our holiday) & I can try & catch up on what I like doing best (apart from eating cake & drinking tea ;) lol) - crafting of course!  This week Di's Digi Challenge is "Beautiful Borders" & the image I used is "Little Ted's Balloon" which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are digi & I did a little bit of machine stitching.  The border is a Memory Box die cut from foam & I finished the card off with flowers, pearls, gems & a greeting.  (The card is actually recycled from one I made a while ago but didn't use).
Our fab sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons & I hope you can join us.

The challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - For the Kids
Crafts & Me - Something Old (flowers)
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Charisma Cardz - Lots of Layers
Bearly-Mine - Dies &/or Punches
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Flowers
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (with hand coloured image)
Emerald Faeries - Punches/Dies
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes