Sunday 27 October 2013

Monochrome Happy Birthday

This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Monochrome" & as it's the last challenge in our Happy Birthday month it is Monochrome Happy Birthday :D (with a sentiment).  For my card I did some distressing, the paper was from a pad from Create & Craft, the image was free from The Graphics Fairy & I made a little ribbon flower, finishing off with a couple of stamped images (the bodice & corner), greeting & pearls.We are so lucky to have not 1 but 4, yes 4! wonderful sponsors:  From the Heart Stamps, Inspired by Stamping, Pollycraft & Silly Dilly :o) I hope you can join us.

The challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Distress
Whimsy Stamps - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Use Some Lace
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Craftin' Boutique - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes

I hope you're having a good weekend.  We're supposed to have gales & horrible weather here today so it will perfect for staying in & crafting (I'm soo enjoying my lovely tidy & organised craft room).  Hubby & I are just gonna pop out for some lunch when he's finished footy :o)

Monday 21 October 2013

A Tidy Craftroom...

From this...
Is a rare thing but after days & nights of sorting (good job I had a couple of days extra holiday to take) - it's finished!  It is soo lovely to have room to create (& actually move without standing on anything).  I've just gotta find my mojo & get on with making everything that I want to :o)

To This!
While I'm here I would like to mention the Sentimental Sundays challenge which this week is to make a "shaped or easel card" (with a sentiment), I didn't have time to make anything this week cos I was in the midst of crafty mess but if you have time it we would love to see your creations.

Also I'm lucky enough to have one of my cards (Christmas Elf) published in Digital Crafting Essentials magazine along with the rest of the Jellypark team :o)  I can't wait to receive my copy & see what the cards look like in print.  There are 2 free CDs with the mag  including lots of wonderful Jellypark Christmas images.

I hope you've had a good start to the week & thanks for looking :o)

Friday 18 October 2013

Pink October!

The Jellypark Friends challenge today is "Pink October" & we're supporting Breast Cancer Care with all the proceeds of this wonderful new digital image going to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity!  For my card I used some scraps of card (& I have a lot of those lol) I coloured the image with ProMarkers & paper pieced the ribbon finishing the card with some random stitching, stamped sentiment & gems. It would be fab if you could join the challenge or purchase the digi (or both ;o) it's for a wonderful cause.

The challenges:
DL.Art - Linky Pinky Party
Doodle Pantry - Digital
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Paper Piecing
4 Crafty Chicks - Multiple Layers

I hope you're having a great week, I have today off (& Monday) so a lovely long weekend though I am spending most of today in my craft room (still - it will take a few more days off I fear lol) trying to get it sorted.  (think it's time for a tea break now though - gotta keep my strength up ;o)

Sunday 13 October 2013

Sentimental Sundays Month of Birthday Challenges...


& it is week 2 of our month long celebrations for our wonderful leader Calypso & this time the challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Happy Birthday - Sentiments Only".  I do like to have a focal image so this challenge was tricky for me.  The sentiment I used is from TLC & the papers are digi from the Sweet Shoppe.  I used my MFT loopy bloom die with felt & finished off with a few gems.  We have 6 wonderful sponsors this week - YES 6! how cool is that!  I hope you can join in our birthday celebrations.  

The challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes 
Papertake - Two by Two
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes 
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Paper Creator - Dies & Punches
2 Sisters - Anything Goes 
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes

I hope you're all having a fab weekend.  I'm still in the process of sorting my craft room, I haven't had time since last weekend & there is still LOTS to do (hopefully I will be finished by Christmas lol).  I did sort out my winter woollies & put my summer stuff away as summer is definitely over :o( here.

Monday 7 October 2013

Birthday Blog Hop for Calypso!

Calypso is having a birthday today!  We are so excited to share with you a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!!!  Every stop along the hop has a surprise birthday card or project for Calypso created by members of two Design Teams... 

Calypso keeps all of us so organized; is such an inspiration to all of us and also is right there with unfailing support and compassion for any of the team members.  
Her talents abound and we adore her!
Please join us in the (surprise)
Birthday Hop for Calypso 
and stop by her blog at the end to wish her Happiest of Birthdays! 

Happy Birthday, Calypso!

This is my card
For my card I used a Pink Petticoat image coloured with ProMarkers with added pearls.  The papers are "The London Line" from Dovecraft (I love these they are so pretty & sparkly).  I finished with a cupcake border, doily & die cut banners.
Next head on over to 
Nick's blog for the next project!

Be sure to comment on the Birthday Hop post on one or both blogs 
one person will be randomly chosen (on October 8th) from all comments collected from both blogs to receive a prize in the mail.  
The prize will be sent to you and we welcome you from anywhere in the world you reside in!   

Here's the lineup in case you get lost 
(Make sure your last stop is CALYPSO so you can wish her a Happy Birthday!)

We'll start with Angi of Sentimental Sundays....
Doreen of Sentimental Sundays...
Vicky  of Scribbles Designs...
Jennifer  of Scribbles Designs...
Archana of Sentimental Sundays & Scribbles Designs...
Deanne of Scribbles Designs...
Sharla  of Scribbles Designs...
Julie of Sentimental Sundays...
Karolina of Sentimental Sundays...
Lisa of Scribbles Designs...
Cely of Scribbles Designs...
Sam of Scribbles Designs...
Tracey of Sentimental Sundays...You are here :o)
Nick of Scribbles Designs...
Sandy of Sentimental Sundays & Scribbles Designs...
(Your last stop is CALYPSO so you can wish her a Happy Birthday!)

The challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Designed to Color - Use a Die
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Diva's - Anything with a Sentiment
ABC - W for Words 
Robyn's Fetish - Use a Digi

Thanks for looking & I hope you will be able to join in the Hop & send Calypso lots of birthday wishes & don't forget there is also the chance to win a fabulous surprise package :D  Have a great week! xoxox

Sunday 6 October 2013

A Month of Birthday Celebrations!

This month at Sentimental Sundays we are having different birthday challenges every week & it kicks off today with "Birthday + doily, pearls, ribbon or lace" (+ a sentiment).  We have lots of sponsors too so that means lots of chances to win :D  For my card I used a die cut birdcage from Craftwork cards which I inked & stamped 2 birds on card & stuck behind it.  I distressed the edges of the paper & finished off with lace, pearls, doily, greeting & flowers.  We always need birthday cards so I hope you will be able to join us ;)

The challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Distress
Creative Romance - Fairytale or Winged Creations
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Show us Your Flowers
Cards Galore - Flowers

I hope you're having a fab weekend.  Unfortunately I had to work yesterday as we had a Flu Clinic but at least the time went quickly.  I'm in the middle of trying to sort my craft room (it's gonna be a long job!) so the rest of the day was spent trying to do that.

Friday 4 October 2013

Anything Goes at Jellypark Friends

Wow, it's Friday again where are the weeks going?  Today's challenge at Jellypark Friends is  "Anything Goes" :D  For my card I used "Angel Girl Nativity" digi stamp which is one of my (many) favourites.  I coloured it with ProMarkers & glittered her wings.  The papers are various from my stash & I finished the card with gems, greeting, brads, gems, punched corners and die cut flower.  There are new releases at Jellypark today too & also a DT call: you can see my post HERE if you're interested.

The challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Fairies & Fantasy
Sparkle Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - We're Going Dotty
Delightful - Holiday Spirit
ABC - 3 or more Patterned Papers
Sparkle Monthly - Fairies or Butterflies
Flutter By - Open (with fairy or butterfly)
LEJ - Things with Wings
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Winged Things

I hope you can join us :o)