Monday, 30 August 2010

A Gift for You!

Lilian designed the latest sketch at The Sugar is nice and simple, leaving you to fill it as you will! As always I've gone for the less is more style...even though I did try to add more flowers it just didn't flow for me...BIG sigh!! I need more practice!!

This is the latest stamp to escape from the "never seen ink in all it's days" box....a lil beauty which would serve many occasions methinks.

I teamed her up with some Basic Grey Wisteria and Prima leaves and flowers.

The added extra for this challenge is "pearls"....again the less is more won over!!

OK...I'm off to STUDY the flower-thing!! bx

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Crafty Creations - A 3 2 1 recipe!

My turn to set the theme this week at Crafty Creations. I came up with this recipe challenge:

3 patterned papers

2 ribbons (or trims)
1 charm

Of course your project can have more than this on it, but this is the minimum!

As Mo's Digital Pencil is sponsoring our challenge this week I got to inking up this fab image I got a while ago! I love these 2 characters, and this sentiment came with it!

My 3 patterned papers are from Basic Grey (Nook & Pantry), I think the pink twisty ribbon is by Making Memories and the lace trim is from Walmart, and I got this girly charm from Bunny Zoe's online store!

I must say the other DT girls have come up triumphs with their fabulous projects! I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with using the recipe! bx

Deb's Candy!

Would you look at this yummy candy...waiting to go to a new home...? Deb is celebrating a return to all things crafty - pop over and welcome her back!! bx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Happy Birthday Anya!

I inked up this groovy chick for a couple of challenges! Firstly it's for the challenge at Anyone for Anya (been a while since I joined in there and their birthday hop seemed like the ideal time to join in!!). The theme is "Happy Birthday Anya" - and this gal certainly looks as if she's all ready to partaaaay!
I used the sketch at Friday Sketchers - thank you ladies, I enjoyed your sketch.
Stamp With Fun's theme is "a card for a girl".
And finally I'm entering this into the challenge at Stamping for the Weekend as their challenge is "anything goes"! bx

Monday, 23 August 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 41

I finally got some time this morning to have a play in the "toy" room...and I thought I'd start with The Sugar Bowl challenge...well, the prize is pretty awesome!!

This year is zooming at a furious rate and I need to get lots more christmas cards made so that led me to choose this Diane Duda Penguin stamp. I love the tender expressions these 2 share (awwwww)!

I christened my magnolia swirly doohickey and placed 3 around the image (but if this does not meet the requirements of this sketch thats ok).

I've just realised that this also fits the theme at A Spoon Full of Sugar (Christmas in August) so I'm entering this card there!

Right I'm off back up to the toyroom!! bx

Edit: What I forgot to mention (and you can't even see in the photo) is that I stamped, coloured and cut out a 2nd Mrs Penguin and HALF glued to the first layer, and put 1mm foam pads on the other half so that there is a bit of dimension on the card!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Flutterby Butterfly!

The new challenge this week at Crafty Creations is "butterflies"....I am not into butterflies in the big way that so many in craftland are, but I do love this lil charm! But as long as there is one butterfly on your creation that is fine!!

I "christened" my new wee stamp for this challenge...i think she is soooo cute! I've used some yummy MME papers, some Prima flowers...yep, pretty much the usual from me!!

Of course we have a fab prize on offer from Simon Says Stamp, so I hope you can get the chance to join us this week! bx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

A Couple of Tilda's....

I'm entering this cutie into the Totally Tilda challenge - they want to see Stitching on your card...this is one of my favourite ways to decorate a card! I have stitched a little tag on this card (r hand side)!

And just for fun I'm going to enter this Tilda into the Allsorts Challenge - they would like to see Paper Piecing - another fun technique! I thought Tilda looked cute in her paper pieced wellies....fortunately we're still sportin' the flip flops for another while!! lol bx

Saturday, 14 August 2010

The Candy Lottery!!

Kellie says she is "overly excited"...and has lots of fab things she wants to celebrate...she is doing so with this AWESOME candy! How FUN would it be to win this CANDY LOTTERY!! bx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Winged Things....

....and so another Wednesday roooolls right around...and that means a brand new challenge at Crafty Creations!! The theme this week is a z fold card and "winged things" that a butterfly, a fairy a dragon-fly....can't wait to see all the intrepretations!!

We are sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish digital stamps and the DT got to use a few images. But remember this "something different" kick I'm on...? Ok...well first I separated the dragonfly from the flower image and adhered my dragonfly to the inside of my card.

Secondly, after I'd coloured my flowers and leaves (with Prisma colours of course!), I cut them out....then I stitched the stems on some yummy My Mind's Eye paper.....then I "popped" the flowers and leaves on top with pop dots....(hope that makes sense!!).

The great thing about the z fold card is that when it's closed the dragonfly and flower are next to one another again, but when it's open, the dragonfly adds a little interest to the inside of the card!

Ok...don't forget "you gotta be in it to win it"......I can't wait to visit y'all to see what you come up with! bx

A fun-ghi...

Magnolia Stamp Lovers are looking for a male card this week....this is my first time entering this challenge, and thought I would share this card I made recently for my brother-in-law. He is a chef and uses LOTS of mushrooms!! lol
I am also going to enter this into Cute Card Thursday's "whateva" challenge! bx

Monday, 9 August 2010

Something Different....

........ever get in the mood to try a lil something different......well I thought I would!! I searched around for some new challenge sites, (wowee, have you seen how many there are now?!) I happened upon The Shabby Tea-room and fell in love!! Beautiful photograph challenges, beautiful DT entries....just heaven!
So...when my hubby brought us breakfast in this cute lil bag this morning I thought I'd start there....I used some K&Co papers, Prima bling and flower centre, a crocheted flower, a scrap of ribbon, a few pearls and a few Making Memories sparkly letters and hey presto....this is how I ended up!
I need more practice at the vintage look, but I sure can admire in the meantime!! bx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Back to School...

Uuuughhh...those dreaded words...i remember that horrible feeling even now! Even after aaallll those years!! lol
Back to school is the theme at Stamping for the Weekend, so a perfect excuse to ink up this Sarah Kay image. I've used October Afternoon and Scenic Route papers, and American Crafts Ribbon...the BARE patch at the side will be filled later with the recipients name...and now I'm thinking a wee charm wouldn't go amiss dangling from my ribbon either...hmmm...!
Ok...gotta go get the glad rags's Pina Colada day! bx

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Emma's DT Call!

Emma is currently on the look out for a DT to promote her store ..... to join in and find out all the details simply have a look here! bx

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

CCC - Wedding or Anniversary!

The theme this week at Crafty Creations is "Wedding or Anniversary" I've entered one of the cards i was asked to make this summer.

I love easel cards and it gives plenty of space for personalisation! I've used a Magnolia image, Making Memories paper and letter tiles, Prima flowers, Doodlebug brad, I think the large letters are by American Crafts but sorry, not sure who makes the velvet trim!

I look forward to seeing your beautiful entries! bx

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Sugar Bowl - Do it yourself!

Oh I liked this DIY challenge at The Sugar Bowl....i looked through the gallery and chose sketch number 21...and finally joined in with the "smart" girls trying to get ahead of the christmas game!! lol
I got this stamp a while ago but it has remained uninked until now...and i decided to use this non-tradional paper (Basic Grey)because i thought the checked background matched his lil bonnet! I love non-traditional christmas colours so I'm happy with the result! bx

Tiets Candy!

I have always loved visiting Tiets blog...i love how she layers papers and makes unique and interesting projects...and now she has this wonderful candy to offer!! Thank you so much Tiets...for everything! bx