Monday, 25 May 2015

I'm Sooo Excited!

Yes I have exciting news...I have been chosen for the All Dressed Up Design Team :o) How Fab is that!  Luckily All Dressed Up were the sponsors for Sentimental Sundays & this is when I first saw & fell in love with, their gorgeous images so I thought I'd try for the team (I was checking my emails daily & in the end I was convinced I'd missed out BUT I haven't! Hoorah).  For my first (introduction)  post I chose to use "Hippie Chick".  I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the papers are MME "Howdy Doody" & I distressed the edges finishing off with a doily, butterfly greeting with Glamour Dust, flower & pearls.  I hope you will take a look at the blog & check out the other new DT members & if you haven't seen the All Dressed Up images you really should & if you want to "Try" before you "Buy" they have some fab freebies HERE :o)

The challenges:
Creatalicious - Butterflies 
Card and Scrap - Flowers
Little Red Wagon - To Die For
Wags 'n Whiskers - Lot's of Layers
Crafty Calender - Things With Wings
Polkadoodles - Things With Wings
Inky Chicks - Pearls 

Thanks for looking & have a great week xxx

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Sentimental Sundays Challenge

This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "With Sympathy" (+ a sentiment), these have gotta be the hardest cards to make & I always think CAS is best for these type of cards.  We are sponsored by Pink Dolls Art & I used Miko with Flowers & I didn't use any colour apart from on her cheeks.  The DP are from Craftwork Cards & so is the greeting.  I just finished the card with some organza ribbon.  

The challenges:
Doodle Panty - Digi Image
4 Crafty Chicks - With Sympathy
Simply Create Too - Keep it Simple
Polkadoodles - Girly But No Pink
Lunagirl - Black & White
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Black & White
Suzy Bee - Anything Goes with Twist: Make it Girly
Di's Digi's - 2 or More Designer Papers 

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  I'll be back tomorrow with some exciting news...

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Give Us a Smile :o)

I've just heard that May 18th - June 18th is National Smile Month & this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Funny Sentiments" & we are sponsored by our very own Sandy!  I used Mr Wool Smiley & Celebrate Everything digis.  I coloured the edges of sheepy with light grey ProMarker, added some liquid embossing to his nose, chalked a cloud background & added some die cut grass; finishing the card with some punched stars & pearls.  We all need some fun in our lives so I hope you can join us :o)

The challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow - Humour
Southern Girls - Animals
Little Claire - Outdoors
Chalk N Stock - Chalk (sky)
Simply Papercraft - CAS/Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cut or Punch
Natalie & Amy - Animals
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 
Tip Top Tuesday - Animals

I have something to smile about - we've just booked a holiday to Bulgaria  :o) We both really need a break from our stressful jobs so I can't wait! Hope you're having a fab weekend xxx

Monday, 11 May 2015

Let's Get Girly!

This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Happy Mother's Day/REALLY Girly" (+ a sentiment).  As we've already had Mother's Day in the UK I took the opportunity to make a card for my friend Kelly's upcoming birthday.  We are sponsored by All Dressed Up and I (& several of the DT) used their gorgeous "Party Frock" digi image.  I coloured her with ProMarkers, the paper is digi & I finished off with a greeting, lace, gems & flower (with Glamour Dust).  I kept simple cos the image is so stunning :o)  I also printed the image onto Neenah Solar White Ultra Smooth paper/card which made sooo much difference, there was no bleeding of the ink at all.  Nice easy theme this week so I hope lots of you will be able to join us.

 The challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Colour an Image
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Flowers
Fan-Tastic - Pastel Colours (& square or rectangle)
Fab 'n' Funky - May Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Flowers for Her
Fussy & Fancy - Lots of Flowers
Sprinkle & Sparkle - Anything Goes with loose glitter...
Crafty Hazelnut - Patterned Paper
Come & Get It - Flowers 

I hope you've had a great weekend, they do go rather too quickly for my liking though lol.  I'm just off to work - have a great week everyone xxx

Monday, 4 May 2015

Work It Out!

There's nothing better than some exercise or meditation to make you feel better (though not always easy to find the time/motivation lol) & "Work IT Out" is the theme of this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge (+ a sentiment).  We are sponsored by Paola's Papers & I used their Yoga Pose Juno digital stamp which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are various from my stash & I added some punched hearts, butterfly, paperclip with crocheted flower & a sentiment.  

The challenges:
Pile it On - Mother's Day/For a Lady
DoubleClick - For Mom or Girly
Simply Create Too - Pretty Woman
Kitty Bee - Girly
Dream Valley - Recipe
Whimsy Stamps - Colour an Image 
Come and Get It - Female Project
Hiding in My Craft Room - Let's Get Digital
Corrosive - Hip to be Square 
Eureka Stamps - Feminine Cards

I hope you're enjoying your (long) weekend. We're now off to see our youngest son Stuart for a meal & taking the inlaws :o)  Thanks for looking xxx