Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Summer Lovin'...

We have a nice "seasonal" theme for you this week at Crafty Creations....we want to see some "Summer Lovin'"....so let's see all things beachy and summery!

I think summer is my favourite season...i love the warmth, outdoor eating, cocktails...oh yes, a pina colada is on my summer to-do list!!

This challenge gave me the perfect excuse to get surfer Edwin inked up....and then i let this fab patterned paper do most of the work for me...i ripped and tore some paper to make the sea, and i added a lil banner and then finished with lots of stickles!

I must remember to add a photo of the card opened up though!!

Can't wait to see your summery options! bx

The Sugar Bowl - challenge 39!

I chose this cutie to enter the current Sugar Bowl challenge....this is the sketch and the optional extra was to include something blue....does turquoisy blue count...?!

Lots of my "usuals" on this one...My Mind's Eye papers, Prima flowers, Making Memories brads and of course my image is coloured with Prisma colours!

Hope you're enjoying your summer...mine's about to change!! bx

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Deer Teacher!

This week we have the theme "happy or sweet" at Crafty Creations and are sponsored by "The Cutting Cafe" who supplied a few templates for us to use!
I chose the apple template and decided to make a thank you card for a teacher. How much sweeter can you get than a deer (Fiskars stamp)...i used some October Afternoon paper and die-cut, Making Memories letters, Hero Arts sentiment (thanks) and for a lil something different i pulled out the felt bag - the stalk and leaf are both made of felt...I do love different textures on projects!
I look forward to seeing everyone's "happy or sweet" projects this week! bx

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

It's a Sketch!

I'm trying desperately not to say it....but....it's Wednesday already...??? So that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Creations...my teamie Jeanet has created a fab lil sketch for us to play with.

I've used pirate Tilda this time...coloured her with Prisma's....dug into the paper archives and found some Basic Grey for a change....the sentiment (Woodware) is stamped on the Magnolia scroll; I've used 2 of my new Magnolia Doohickey's (am loving these), some trim and ribbon which were in the scraps box and a lil Magnolia rose to finish!

Hope you can join us this week - as always there's a fab prize to be won! bx

Monday, 12 July 2010


We took our 2 nephews to Legoland last week....they LOVED the pirate show....complete with fights, back flips and drops into the moat from approx 50ft at times!! Chilly!! lol So I thought this lil guy would work well for Cormac's birthday at the end of this month!

I used some "old" Basic Grey that's been storing up, coloured with Prisma's, a few BG pearls, brads and ribbon (unknown) and a scrap of twine to finish!

I used the Friday Sketchers sketch - thank you ladies!
I am also entering this into the Double Dutch challenge which is Movie Madness - of course my title is Pirates of Penzance! Take a peek at their samples - they're fabulous!! bx

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sweet Boy!

There's a fabby sketch at The Sugar Bowl at the mo....with the option to use "scallops"...well WHAT an opportunity to christen my new Magnolia Doohickey die.....I must say I'm "tickled" with "Doohickey"...how did they come up with that name!!

Anyways....I used this cutie babe by Sugar Nellie (of course)...coloured him with Prismas....used papers by October Afternoon together with a scrap by Sassafras (I think!!)....sentiment is by Kim Hughes.....felt buttons by Making Memories...the blue scallop across the card is a piece of felt from my Granny's crafty stash that I "inherited".....not sure who the ribbon and teensy button is by!
Thanks for any sweet comments you may leave! bx

Friday, 9 July 2010

CCT - Schools out for Summer!

Our school kids finish on 30th June for their holiday...this is one of the cards I made for my nephew to give his teacher (I added her name after taking the photo)!
My sister has a dog which Jack adores, and he LOVED this image!! It's coloured with Prisma colour pencils; I've used a hotch-potch of papers and a die-cut from October Afternoon.

I'm entering this card into Cute Card Thursday's challenge for this week! bx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

CCC - Make your own Button!

I couldn't wait to ink this cutie by Mo Manning....so she was first in line for the latest Crafty Creations Challenge - Make your own Button!! What a fun challenge set by Magda!!

I've been playing with "felt" this weather - just for something a lil different...I love the texture it brings to a project.

I created my button using 2 colours of felt and 2 sizes of my flower shaped nestabilities. The nestie cut through the felt like butter!! I then used my Big Bite to cut the 2 button holes. I tied some tulle through the holes, and layered again with a small Prima flower and finished it off with a pearl...et voila!!

As always there is a fab prize for one lucky winner - so why not see what you can come up with? bx