Friday, 29 November 2013

Month Long Christmas Challenge!

I've had this week off work & have been doing some Christmas shopping (not doing too bad, still left with the same awkward people lol) & today we are going to a Christmas market :o)  Looking forward to putting the tree & decorations up at the weekend - I love Christmas!  Jellypark Friends month long challenge is (as the title suggests) "Christmas!".  For my cards I used "Snowman" & "Girl with Stocking" digital stamps which I coloured with ProMarkers.  I used various papers from my stash & the snowflake border is a Memory Box die.  There are 2 new fabulous gingerbread man/lady digital stamps available too.  I hope you'll check out the other DT members fab creations for lots of inspiration.

The Challenges:
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Papertake - Sketch (Snowman)
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
Stampavie & More - Christmas
Songbird - Die Another Day

We also have some wonderful new DT members joining us & you can meet them HERE!  A very warm welcome to the group ladies :o) I hope you've all had a nice week & we're looking forward to seeing all your lovely Christmas creations :o)

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This week the challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Winter Wonderland" (+ a sentiment) & we are sponsored by Meljens & so for my easel card I used this cute image called "Bitty Christmas Tree Bears".  I paper pieced the tree & coloured the image with ProMarkers.  The papers & shaker sentiment I've had ages, I used Flower Soft polar white for the snow & edged the image with Glamour Dust finishing off with die cut poinsettia, punched holly, gems & pompom trim.  I hope you can join us :o) (& we're still looking for new DT members if you're interested).

The challenges
Christmas Cards All Year 'round -  Winter Wonderland
Crafty Hazelnut - For a Child
Crafty Calendar - All Things Christmas
Gem of a Challenge - Sparkles
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Glitter & Sparkle
Happy Campers - Glitter It
Allsorts - Bring on the Bling

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday, we're going to see the Christmas lights switch on near us & do a bit of shopping & watch fireworks later today & we're on holiday this week so hopefully I can get the Christmas shopping finished.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

DT Call at Sentimental Sundays

Happy Sunday everyone :o)  I hope you're having a great weekend.  This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Giving Thanks" & we are sponsored by Saturated Canary & the DT were lucky enough to chose an image to work with.  I chose "Grow" cos it fitted the challenge perfectly.  I coloured her with ProMarkers.  The papers are digi & did some machine stitching (my sewing machine is working again - Hooray!), finishing off with a punched border & butterflies, flowers & pearls.  We are also having a DT call at Sentimental Sundays so if you want to be part of a wonderful team & get to work with some fab sponsor images & get lots of inspiration please add you link :D

The challenges:
Delightful - Thankful
Simon Says - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Saturated Canary - Sketch 
Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching Real or Faux 
Pattie's - Giving Thanks or Thank You
Simply Create Too - Give Thanks
Crafty Creations - Dies & Punches
Aud Sentiments - Feminine
Shelly's - Give Thanks
Oh La La - Stitching - Real or Faux
Card Makin Mamas - Thankful Tidings
Pile It On - With Thanks
Lexi's Creations - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Paper Pretties - Give Thanks
Tuesday Throwdown - Gratitude 
Pile It On - With Thanks
Flutterby - Open (with Butterfly, Fairy or Angel)

Thanks for looking & I hope you can join us (for the challenge or the DT call or Both!) xx

Friday, 15 November 2013

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

It's time for a wonderful new release at Jellypark & today it is this fabulous Scarecrow image.  Every time I look at it I can hear "I'm a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow with a Flippy Floppy Hat" lol.  Isn't he adorable!  I coloured him with Promarkers (with chalk for the sky), the papers are digi & I finished my card with a punched fence & die cut leaves.  There is a new challenge starting today at Jellypark Friends which is "Happy Thanksgiving/Giving Thanks" & we would love to see your wonderful creations so I hope you can join us :o)

The challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Get Krafty
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Autumn/Fall Colours
Kitty Bee Designs - Fall Colours
Digi Haven - Happy Fall Y'all
Fun-Day Friday - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Falling Leaves

Thanks for looking & have a fab weekend :o)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Warm Winter Wishes :o)

This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Warm & Cosy" (with a sentiment) & for my card I used Jellypark's "Snowball Girl" digi stamp & coloured her with ProMarkers & added Glamour Dust & a pompom snowball.  The papers are digi & I doodled a frame to match the image around a printed sentiment.  I finished the card with ribbon, brad, metal holly & the heart mug is a stamp.  We are sponsored by Mayzy Arts & there is the chance to win 5 of their wonderful images :o)  I hope you can join us!

The challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Hazelnut's - Outdoors
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas/Winter Holiday
Delightful - All That Glitters
Crafty Calender - All Things Christmas
Freshly Brewed - Snow/Christmas
Hanna & Friends - Glitter
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle

I hope you're having a fab weekend.  We're off to visit family this afternoon & tomorrow I have an extra day off (using up my holiday) & we're going to the cinema to see Saving Mr Banks (don't know what it's like as it's a free preview screening but I LOVE the cinema :o)

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

The title of this post is something that I try to do (or not to do lol).  I always have tried to look on the bright side (the song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" could have been written for me hehe) & appreciate what I have (I think having lost my precious Mum just before I got married has made me treasure my family & friends & try to enjoy every day as you never know what is around the corner). I tell my family all the time how much I love them.  I was told some devastating news by an old friend (she was my best friend in my teens & though we are not so close now she is very dear to me) that she has bowel cancer (she is only 49) & she is distraught as you can imagine, especially because she lives alone & has no children.  This has made me re-evaluate everything again - biking to work in the rain I felt so blessed, instead of being cheesed off lol.

So now you know how I'm feeling lol I'll tell you about my latest creation which is a card for my wonderful DIL Zoe who's birthday was yesterday.  I used DCWV papers & distressed the edges, the image, which looks just like her :D is from DigiStamp Boutique & coloured with ProMarkers.  I finished the card with some a flower (with glittered petals, though it's hard to see in the photo), button, ribbon, gems & a greeting.

I'd like to enter these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Gems Gems Gems
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Birthdays
Totally Papercrafts - Use Glitter
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Feminine
Divas by Design - Use a Digi
Penny's - Lots of Layers
Paper Makeup - Lots of Layers
Lexi's Creations - Birthday Celebrations
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - All That Glitters

Crafting & all my crafty blogging friends make me happy too :o)  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend & doing something that makes you happy ;o) xxx

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Falling Into Autumn


This week the challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Falling Into Autumn" (with a sentiment) & we are sponsored by Fred She Said.  For my card I kept it quite simple just a sentiment (from Whimsy Stamps), digi papers, ribbon, flowers & pearl.  I've been trying to get a move on with my Christmas cards too as I'm way behind.  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend & managing to fit in some crafting time (there's one good thing about these dark nights - they're perfect for crafting).

The challenges:
Cuttin & Stampin - Autumn Harvest
Perfect Sentiments - Fall or Halloween
Divas by Design - Use Some Orange
Crafting for all Seasons - Autumn Colours
Wags 'n Whiskers - Fall Colours
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Use Twine or String

Have a fabulous Sunday - we're off to see our youngest son & then going to a firework display (weather permitting), gotta be home in time to watch Downton Abbey lol

Friday, 1 November 2013

Anything But A Card

 The new challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Anything But A Card" & this is one of my favourite challenges as I love making lots of different things :o)  I altered a old coaster using Jellypark's "Teacup With Rose Design" digital stamp which I printed onto pink DP & coloured with chalk.  The paper is from "The London Line" (Dovecraft I think).  I covered the paper & image with sticky back plastic (I tried Modge Podge but it didn't look as good).  Why not start making those Christmas pressies & join us :D

The challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Oh La La - Food &/or Drink
Created With Love - Anything Goes
All Crafts - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Halloween/Anything Goes
Rhedd & Rosie - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday - Free For All

I hope you've had a good week, I'm so glad it's Friday.  Thanks for looking xx