Sunday 22 March 2015

Count Your Rainbows...

Well as promised I'm back with this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Buttons, Brads &/or Bling" (+ a sentiment).  This week are Sami Stamps & I used Umbrella Splash.  I paper pieced most of the image & added a brad to the umbrella.  I cut an aperture in my card with a circle die &  added some rainbow paper behind.  I finished off with a stamped sentiment & buttons.

The challenges:
Crafty Boots - Spring
Crafty Creations - Chevrons or Stripes
Time Out - Clean and Simple
Crafts 4 Eternity - Pastel Shades
QKR Stampede - Think Spring
Inky Impressions - Pastel Colours
{PIN}spirational - Spring Photo Inspiration 
Simon Says - Spring Pinterest Inspiration 
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Pastels
Little Claire - Springtime

I hope you're all having a nice weekend. My week ended horribly (with a visit to the dentist for a crown fitting & 2 filling in wisdom teeth & my cheek is still sore from the injections) so I was glad to have 2 days to recover.  Managed to do a bit of crafting which always helps me feel better :o) & this afternoon it will be watching tv with hubby & drinking tea :D  Hopefully the working week won't come around too quickly.

Saturday 21 March 2015

Better Late Than Never?

Well considering it's Saturday & there is a new Sentimental Sundays challenge tomorrow I'm pretty much as late as you can be lol BUT I have a good excuse... my mojo went walkabout :o(  We were given fabulous images from our sponsor Polka Doodles (I used Octavia Moonfly Wistful) so I really wanted to showcase them.  I had so many problems with this card, the colouring, the background (done with twinkling H2Os), the liquid pearls smudged etc, the list goes on, so don't look too closely!  I finished off with a doily, lace, die cut border & corner, pearls, punched & glazed butterflies, sentiment, Glamour Dust and a gem. 

The challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Use a Die Cut
Just Inspirational - Flourish & Bling 
2 Cute Ink - Glitter 
C.R.A.F.T. - Mother's Day/Female 
That's Crafty! - Wings 'n Things 
Fussy & Fancy - Girly 
Card & Scrap - Use Layers  
Pile it On - Use 3 of Something (butterflies)

 See you tomorrow for the new challenge ;o)  

Sunday 8 March 2015

Lace & Pearls (& a bit of Kraft for Good Measure!)

Wow! It's Sunday again & time for another challenge at Sentimental Sundays which is "Lace & Pearls" (+ a sentiment) & we are sponsored by the wonderful The East Wind & the DT were lucky enough to get some gorgeous images from them.  For something different this time I coloured my image with chalk.  The papers are The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady & were free with a mag ages ago.  I distressed the edges & finished off with lace, flowers, punched heart & butterflies, pearls, liquid pearls & stamped sentiment.  

The challenges:
Stampavie & More - Butterflies
Fairy Tale - Kraft
Brown Sugar - Spring
Creative Corner - Nature Inspired
Allsorts - Spring is in the Air
Digi Galore - It's All About Her/Mother's Day
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Be Part of a DT
Cute Card Thursday - Die Cuts & Punches 
The Pink Elephant - Girly Girl

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  I went to the Knit & Stitch Show at Olympia in London yesterday which was fab, I got a few goodies & a few ideas :o)  Today was spent catching up with my crafting & the Voice (tv prog) & baking/eating buns.  Hugs xxx

Monday 2 March 2015

Last Challenge at Jellypark Friends

I have always loved Jellypark images & I was lucky enough to be part of the DT since Claire started the blog.  Unfortunately all good things must come to an end & this will be the last challenge for Jellypark Friends.  The theme is "One For The Mums" & I hope you will join us & help us go out with a Bang!  For my card I used "Flowers in a Vase" which is one of my favourite images as it is so versatile & coloured it with ProMarkers.  I used Cheery Lynn doily die & added ribbon, pearl & a button, finishing the card with Glamour Dust & a greeting.  

The challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Make it Digital
Pile It On - Adhesive Embellishments (pearls)
Inky Chicks - Flowers
Freshly Brewed - 1 Image, 1 Sentiment
That Craft Place - Mother's Day/Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Flowers
Digi Galore - All About Her
The Ribbon Girl - Add Flowers
Cheery Lynn - Doilies
Crafting Musketeers - Ribbons & Pearls

Have a great week :o)

Sunday 1 March 2015

Happy Anniversary

This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Anything Goes" (+ a sentiment) & I've made an anniversary card for my In-Laws (hence killing 2 birds with 1 stone, which is great for time saving :o) - I've only just realised how horrible that saying is though lol).  The paper was free with a magazine, I used a heart doily, punched hearts & butterfly & a die cut sign finishing off with some pearls.  Are fab sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis :o)  You have a free reign this week so I hope that you can join us!

The challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Use a Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Fancy Corners
Little Claire's - Love
Crafty Catz - Use Your Dies/Punches
Crafter's Cafe - Lots of Layers  
Penny's - Lots of Layers
Incy Wincy - Distressing 

Hope you're having a fab Sunday xx