Friday, 26 February 2016

Cute Just Got Cuter!

Hooray, that week is over!  It was a pretty testing one (well the work part was, the rest was pretty good luckily).  Any way weekend starts here :o)  Today I'm sharing a card I made with an All Dressed Up  freebie  image, anyone who follows my blog or visits regularly (& I really DO appreciate it) knows that I love All Dressed Up images & am lucky enough to be on their DT.  

The challenges: 
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Dies &/or Punches
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Include an Animal
Ike's World - Going Round in Circles 
Mod Squad - Animal Fun
Little Red Wagon - Furry Friends
Crafting By Designs - Button Up
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Furry Friends
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
All Dressed Up Cute Just Got Cuter free image 
Paper Scraps from my Stash (I think they're all from an old Anna Griffin kit from QVC)
Whimsy Stamps Celebration Pennants Stamps (not sure if these are available any more)
Circle & Small Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders)
Provo Craft Flower Die  
Embroidery Floss 
Brilliance Sky Blue Ink Pad 

Have a fantastic weekend everyone! xx

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Where Did That Week Go!?

I can't believe it's a week since I last posted, that really was a quick one!  At least it is the weekend & so I have some time to myself & to catch up with crafty stuff :o)   Today's card was made with a Lili of the Valley art pad (I'm not sure if they're still doing them as I couldn't see them on their site).  

The challenges:
Allsorts - Birthday Wishes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Birthday Card
Di's Digi Designs - Birthday
Morgan's Art World - For the Ladies
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Celebrate with Ribbon or Trim 
Pile It On - Homemade Embellishments
Simply Create Too - Use Pink or Red Only
Aud Sentiments - Cute + a Sentiment
Southern Girls - Add a Little Sparkle to Your Life 
Dream Factory - Pretty Woman
Scrapbook Cardmaking - Birthday 

 Hope you're all having a fab weekend whatever you're up to :o)

Card Recipe:
Dovecraft Kraft 5" x 7" Card Blank
Lili of the Valley  Party & Cake! art pad 
Docrafts Papermania Madame Payraud's Mixed Trims
Pink Petticoat Sentiment
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alteration Tattered Florals Die (flowers made by inking edges, spritzing with water & scrunching up)
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Self Adhesive Pearls
All Night Media Liquid Embossing
Glamour Dust
Fresh Color Premium Dye Inkpad (red)
Small Doily 
DP free with magazine 

Saturday, 13 February 2016

More Valentines!

Happy Weekend everyone!  We started the weekend in the best possible way: breakfast out with friends :o) This Valentine's card was made for my InLaws, they are lovely people.  They have bought us flowers & chocolates & are cooking us a Valentine's meal tomorrow.  I made a little box & decorated the inside just to make it look a bit more special.  

 The challenges:
Frilly & Funkie - Love is in the Air
The Paper Girls - Valentine/Love
Mod Squad - From the Heart
Kitty Bee Designs - Valentines/Love
Morgan's ArtWorld - Add Flowers
Simply Create Too - Love or Valentine's 
The Stamping Boutique - I Love You
Craft Rocket - Valentine/Love

I kept the inside simple
Card Recipe:
Graphic 45 Place in Time paper pad (+ couple papers from my stash)
Martha Stewart Lace Scallop Heart punch
Paper & resin flowers
Liquid Embossing Clear Gloss Finish 
Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro (to make box) 


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Hubby's Valentine Card

I saw this digital paper pack online & thought they would be good to use for my hubby Mark's Valentine's card.  I do like pockets on cards & made this one with a die cut heart filling it with elements cut from the same paper pack.  I recently bought some die cut words & just simply put "Valentine".  I added some gold ink to the edges.  

The challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Be My Valentine 
Crafty Boots - Love is in the Air
Cardz 4 Guys - Valentine or Love
DoubleClick - Use a Heart
Frilly & Funkie - Love is in the Air 
Little Red Wagon - Happy Valentine's Day 
Just Us Girls - Valentine
Unicorn - Lots of Love
Crafting for all Seasons - Love is in the Air
Incy Wincy - Love is in the Air

I love Wednesdays cos it's my day off & Mark had the day off too so we met Stuart (youngest son) for a meal & spent the afternoon with him - the perfect way to spend a day.  Footy's on tv tonight so I'm catching up with some blogging :o)  I hope your week is going well & you've found time to fit some crafting in.

Card Recipe:
Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die
Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink
First Edition Lock & Key dies  
Metallic Rub-ons (on lock & key)
Gold Brads

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Love is in the Air!

Do you remember the song Love is in the Air by John Paul Young (I had to look up who sang it), it was 1978 so I was 15.  Today there are some fabulous new releases at All Dressed Up & I chose this gorgeous Love Birds image & thought it would be perfect for the InLaws anniversary next month :o)  I kept it simple with a bit of paper piecing. 

Did you know that All Dressed Up are on Pinterest & there's lots of inspiration to be found there & also we have a Facebook Group to share your cards & have a chat :o)

The challenges:
Creatalicious - Love is in the Air
Whimsy Stamps - With Love
Gem of a Challenge - Love is in the Air
Allsorts - Clean & Simple 
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the Air
My Time to Craft - Love is All Around
Brown Sugar - Valentine/Love
Creative Corner - Happy Valentine's Day/Love
Polkadoodles - Love & Romance
Simply Create Too - Love or Valentines

Thanks for looking :o) I hope you're all having a great weekend.  I had a bit of a sort out in my craft room yesterday (I had to you could hardly get in the door & there was no worktop space so it had to be done) & then made hubby's valentines card which I will blog when I've taken a pic.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

All Dressed Up...New Challenge

I hope you've all had a great start to the week.  I was determined to start the new week feeling better but unfortunately not - I'm getting fed up now, it's over a week & that's just not on!  I have so much stuff I want to do but my craft room looks like a bomb site & I just haven't had the energy to sort it & I really want to play.  Luckily I made my card for the new All Dressed Up Anything Goes challenge a lil while ago :o)  I used Birthday Monkey, I love this cute image.  If you haven't seen Wendy's gorgeous images you can check them out HERE & if you want to "try before you buy" there are some fab freebies HERE :D

The challenges:
Crafty Friends - Animals/Birds
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - One for the Kids
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's - Anything Goes (twist add an animal)
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Critters & Creatures
ABC - A is for Animals
Passion for ProMarkers - Show us Your Favourites

Card Recipe:
ProMarkers & Chalk 
Circle & Small Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders)
Memory Box (Poppy Stamps) Meadow Leaf die
First Edition Animal Antics Paper Pad
Kraft Card Blank