Friday, 26 July 2013

More Christmas...

Today at Jellypark there are some fantastic new Christmas images, I love them all but this "Christmas Window" is one of the loveliest Christmas images I've seen!  I made a card blank from Kraft card, I used odd papers from my "Christmas drawer", the image is coloured with ProMarkers & the snow is Aleene's Glitter Snow.  I finished the card with a ribbon, flowers, pearls & greeting. The new challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Christmas in July", so you can treat yourself to a new image & join the challenge too ;)

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Furtastic
I Love ProMarkers - Christmas in July
ABC - O Christmas Tree
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas in July
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon


I hope you've all had a great week & are keeping cool.  We have our precious 3 grandchildren coming to stay today until Monday & I can't wait to see them.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Everyone's Favourite at The Paper Shelter

Yes today's new challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Anything Goes", so there is no excuse not to join in the fun :o)  For this weeks prize 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.

For my card I used I used TPS's "Crocodile Love" coloured image.  The papers are Basic Grey & I kept the card CAS with just a few gems & a circle flower with brad & a little stamped sentiment.

The challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Pearls &/or Gems
Crafty Boots - Animals
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Any Animal
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle

I hope you're all having a great week & manage to get some crafting done.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Christmas in July

I hope the weekend is going well, I can't believe it's Sunday evening already, where has the time gone??  As it has gone so quick I am a tad late with my DT card for Sentimental Sundays but it is still Sunday so it could have been worse lol.  This week our challenge is "Christmas in July" (+sentiment), HOORAY I hear you shouting, a chance to make a start on those Christmas creations :o)  We are sponsored by Dilly Beans & were lucky enough to get to chose an image to work with.  I chose this cute "Penguin in Scarf" & coloured him with ProMarkers.  I used some strips of digi papers (I have been trying to think of ways to use my scraps & I like the effect I think I will do this more).  I inked & added Glamour Dust to the edges of the image& finished off with a padded tree embellishment, die cut corners, digi greeting and a pompom.

The challenges:
Holly Jolly - Christmas Outdoors
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Sparkle - Snowflakes
Delightful - Celebrate with Glitter Bling & Sparkly things
Creative Belli - Christmas
Cut It Up - Christmas in July
Dilly Beans - Glitter & Jewels
Addicted to CAS - Glitter

Thanks for looking & I hope you will join us :o) xxx

Saturday, 20 July 2013

New Di's Digi Challenge

Hello everyone, I hope you've had a lovely week, I have as I have been on holiday from work this week & the weather has been gorgeous (we did have to do a bit of decorating but luckily that only took a couple of days).  The down side is that the week has flown by :o(  At least we still have the weekend to enjoy :o)  This week's Di's Digi Challenge is "Wedding/Anniversary" & I used Di's wonderful image called "Sweet Moments" which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are DCWV & have a bit of sparkle to them.  I used a wide piece of lace for a border & finished the card with various flowers, a punched heart & butterfly, pearls, heart pin, sentiment (from Pink Petticoat) & a stamped ticket.  The wedding season is in full flow so I hope you will be able to join us, ooh nearly forgot to mention our fab sponsor is "The Cutting Cafe".

The challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Sizzlin' Summer Colours
Dutch Dare - Floral Frenzy
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Pearls &/or Gems
Crafting for all Seasons - Bingo (Flowers, Digi Image, Pearls)
Creative Corner - Let It Sparkle
Alphabet - L is for Lace 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sentimental Sundays - Framed!

This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Framed" (+ a sentiment) & we have 2 fab sponsors: Scribbles by Sandy & Sweet Stamps.  I used this gorgeous frame from Scribbles by Sandy & the flowers  are a digi from Janey's Digi Designs. I  coloured both images with ProMarkers.  I kept the card simple just adding a ribbon & sentiment.  The Kraft card details can be found here.  I hope you can join us :o)

The challenges:
Paperminutes - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - No Designer Paper
Brown Sugar - Shades of Blue
Crafty Calendar - Colour Challenge
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. I am soo glad it is the weekend as my I had a tough week at work but at least it's over now :D & I have next week off {hooray!}.  We are having a night in a country hotel tomorrow with dinner & breakfast & then meeting our youngest son & his girlfriend for a meal & movie Monday, so I'm looking forward to that.  Then we have to do decorating though, not quite so nice (but still better than being at work lol).

Friday, 12 July 2013

Give Thanks at Jellypark Friends

This week's new challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Thank You" & for my card I used Claire's wonderful "String of Hearts" image which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are digi & from The Sweet Shoppe & I finished the card with lace, brad, acrylic charm & stamped greeting.  Ooh & I made a little pinwheel too.  

The challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - Metal Magic (brad)
Crafting by Designs - Thank You
Divas by Design - Charming
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Craft Place - Ribbon &/or Lace 

I am always glad when Friday evening comes around & the working week is over but this week & especially today has been horrendous luckily I'm on holiday next week as I really need a break.  We're having a meal, night & breakfast in a lovely hotel Sunday so I'm really looking forward to that but the rest of the week we have to do some decorating.  Have a wonderful weekend :o)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Swirly Girly

This week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Swirly Girly" & The Paper Shelter have lots of gorgeous girly images to choose from so it is difficult to choose (well it would have been if my printer wasn't broken lol, so I had to choose one I had already printed).  I used "Cute Dressmaker" & coloured her with ProMarkers, the papers are Basic Grey, the sentiment is stamped with a magazine free stamp & I finished off with a stamped swirl, buttons & gems.

And now back to this weeks prize Veronica and Pedro and offering a fabulous prize of $30

for you to spend on their website, but as always the catch is you must have used one of their products on your card and this can include, images, papers or printables, there is a big selection for you to choose from and you will find them at The Paper Shelter here. But even if you don't they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice.
The challenges:
Papertake - Old, New, Borrowed or Blue (the papers & the buttons are old) 
Oozak - Anything Goes with a Girly Theme
Digi Makeover - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Anything Goes
Sorry for the rubbish photos, I think I'm in need of a new camera
I hope you're having a great week & find time to join us :o)

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Ingredients for a Fab Sunday...

Well the sunshine is helping (at last) :D & this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Ingredients (4, 3, 2, 1)" & we are sponsored by Meljens & I used their Little Possum image which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The base card was made from some kraft card that I got from Every Craft's a Pound & I was really pleased with the quality (£2.50 for 50 sheets).  The papers are Prima "So Cute" & I finished my card off with some die cut arrows & pearls.  In case you're wondering I used: 1 image, 2 papers (the leaf & sentiment are from 1 sheet), 3 arrows & 4 pearls). 

The challenges:
Dutch Dare - No Square Cards
Delightful - In the Wild
Paper Minutes - Die Cuts
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything but Square
Cupcake Craft - Anything but Square
One Stop - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Leaves it Out
Papercrafting Journey - Anything but a Square Card

I hope you're having a great weekend :o)
I actually didn't realise that the recipe should have been: 1 image, 2 die cuts, 3 patterned papers & 4 embellishments lol (hopefully no one noticed)

Saturday, 6 July 2013


Phew!  I'm so glad it's the weekend as work has been manic especially yesterday.  I definitely need time to recharge my batteries lol.  Today sees the start of a new Di's Digi Challenge & this time it is "Paper Piecing".  The image I used is called "Little Pippa", isn't she just the cutest.  I coloured her with ProMarkers & the papers are My Minds Eye "Howdy Doody".  I finished the card with ribbon, pearls, various flowers, a greeting & doily.  Our fab sponsor is "There She Goes", I hope you can join us.

The challenges:
Created With Love - For the Girls
Creative Moments - Flowers 
Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Two Words

Have a fabulous weekend :D