Sunday, 29 September 2013

Exciting News at Jellypark...

Yes, there is a DT call at Jellypark!  {see details below}:

& at Jellypark we are also raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness with the sale of 3 wonderful watermarks with all profits going to the charity :o)  I've got mine, which one will you choose?

Sentimental Sundays Sketch Challenge

I love sketches, which is handy as this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is a sketch (with a sentiment).  I made another Christmas card cos I'm a bit behind this year & used this cute Pink Petticoat penguin image that I coloured with ProMarkers with a bit of Glamour Dust & Flower Soft.  The papers are from Papermania (Mistletoe Kisses) & I finished the card with a punched border, gems & peel off holly.

The challenges: 
ABC Christmas Challenge - Sketch (any)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use 3 Main Colours (I was lucky enough to be one of the winners on the last challenge - thanks Hazel!)
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
The Crafter's Cafe - Die Cuts/Punches
ABC - V = Very Cute
Designed to Color - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Blogger's Challenge - Bling It On

Have you all had a good week?  Mine was very busy & stressful so I was really glad when the Friday evening came (& it was made even better cos it was the start of Strictly Come Dancing)  :o)  I hope you're enjoying your weekend & manage to fit in a bit of crafting like me - it really is good for the stress levels.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Birthday Celebrations...

Yep Monday was my birthday & not just any ol' birthday, I was 50 (I still can't believe I'm THAT old lol) & I felt the need to get away from it all so hubby & I spent a few days at Hazlewood Castle in Yorkshire which was wonderful & very relaxing which was just what we needed as we've both had a lot of stress at work lately.  I did have the weekend before celebrating with my eldest son Craig & our 3 grandchildren who came up from Kent & also a meal with my youngest son Stuart & his girlfriend Hannah on my birthday (they missed the weekend celebrations cos they were on holiday).  So all in all it has been a pretty good week & I don't feel 50 (& it IS just a number anyway right).  I got lots of fab pressies, including crafty stash (of course).

My Pressies :o)
Enough rambling, on to my card for the Jellypark Friends challenge which is late but as above I have a good reason ;o)  The theme is "The Sentiment is Key" & the image I used is part of the Christmas Bundle Set which if you're a member of the Jellypark Club you can get for only £6 (normal price £10). I coloured Santa with ProMarkers & used Liquid Pearls for his beard & a pompom on his hat.  The papers are from Dovecraft & I finished with a ribbon, gems & die cut Poinsettia & Christmas tree border.  There are also fab new releases at Jellypark too.

The challenges:
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Going in Circles
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches

I hope you're all having a nice weekend & can find time to join in our challenge :o)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Another Sad Goodbye

Today if my last creation for The Paper Shelter design team & I've had the best time & worked with some lovely people.  I just checked to see when my first creation for them was & it was over 2 years ago.  I've had to leave 2 of my DTs cos I just haven't got the time unfortunately :o(  The challenge this week is "Sun, Moon & Stars", that's one to get you thinking but I hope you will join us.  I used Sleepyhead Moon & added a die cut heart border, padded stars, teddies & the greeting is from Jellypark (there's a lil pearl & some Glamour Dust in there too).

The challneges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - For the Kids
Creative Corner - Child's Play
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Here are a 3 of my favourite TPS creations:



 Today has not been the best day even though it's my day off, I went to the dentist for a checkup & ended up having my wisdom tooth out.  I'm still waiting the the numbness to wear off & am desperate for a cup of tea lol  Never mind 2 more days & we're on holiday (no work for a week hooray!).  I hope you're having a great week. Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Something Tweet at Sentimental Sundays

Today sees the start of Sentimental Sundays "Something Tweet" & the DT were lucky enough to be able to choose a digi from our wonderful sponsor Doodle Pantry & I chose Winter Song Birdies (coloured).  The paper was from stash & inked with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  I added a bit of Glamour Dust and some gems to the image & finished the card with a punched border, more gems, stamped greeting and a padded Christmas tree.  I printed a smaller image & decorated the inside too.  I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend, mine has very busy but great:  we had a wedding reception Friday night & then a wedding all day yesterday both of which I thoroughly enjoyed (I do love a good wedding).  

The challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut - Layer It Up
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Layers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz - Anything Goes
Lacey Sunshine - Dies &/or Punches 
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas - Anything Goes

Inside of card
Thanks for looking & I hope you will join us :o) 

Friday, 6 September 2013

All About the Kids


I hope you've all had a great week.  Yep, this week's challenge at Jellypark Friends is "All About the Kids" & for my card I used the gorgeous "Pirate & Dog on a Boat" digital image which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are "Ahoy There!" from Papermania (I love these) & I finished the card with some silky cord, buttons, greeting & brad.  There are 2 wonderful new releases at Jellypark today as you can see below so why not treat yourselves :o)

The challenges:
Simon Says - Animal Antics
Papertake - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Masculine
Creative Moments - Birthday/Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - For the Boys
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

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

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sentimental Sundays Challenge :o)

This Sunday the Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Happy Birthday" (+ a sentiment) & we have a fab sponsor - Birdie Brown & I used this gorgeous image called "Birthday Bear".  It was a joy to colour & I really like this card (& that doesn't always happen lol).  The papers I've had for ages, you can just see the doily & I finished off with a ribbon, die cut banner & balloon & the parcel, cake & speech bubble are all by Crafty Bitz.  As it's a nice & easy challenge, we all need birthday cards, I hope you can join us!  

The challenges:
 Simon Says - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Food & Drink
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Just Add Ink - Just Add Colouring
Patties - Anything Goes (with an image)
A Gem of A Challenge - Use 2 Backing Papers 

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend & have time to fit some crafting in, I have loads of crafting I need/want to do but also need to fit in some housework (sorry for swearing ;o) ) & loads of other stuff lol & as usual the time is going waaaay tooo quickly.

Design Team Call at The Paper Shelter!

Yes, The Paper Shelter are having a Design Team call &I can honestly say it is a wonderful team to be a part of.  I've been on the DT for just over 2 years & unfortunately due to time constraints I am leaving after the next challenge (& I'm very sad to say goodbye).  But if you enter your card you will have the chance to be part of an amazing team & that's not all you get a very generous gift voucher to use in The Paper Shelter store PLUS you receive every image/paper pack that is produced during your time on the team - how generous is that!!! So get your entries in & you have until September 11th to enter :o)