Wednesday 21 December 2011

Crafty Creations Challenges ~149 & Bloghop!

Welcome to the Crafty Creations Blog Hop and
 2 week challenge!!  

You should be arriving here from Deena's blog.  If this is your first stop you can start by going to Claire's Blog.  The two week challenge is:

A Card or Gift of Gratitude or Thanks

I created this pocket style card using lots of yummy October Afternoon goodies!  I also made a matching little "carton" (not sure exactly what you call these) but I LOVE making them - so easy and so effective! 

Everyone who leaves a comment on my blog will be entered into a draw for the chance to win
 a crafty surprise!!

Please remember to enter the Crafty Creations 2 week Challenge for your chance to win one of many sponsored prizes!   Your next stop on the hop is Dawn's blog.  If you ever get lost on the hop you can always go to Crafty Creations Challenges for the complete order list!

Merry Christmas to everyone, and a happy healthy new year! bx

Monday 12 December 2011

Crafty Creations Challenge #147 - Christmas with a Sentiment!

Oh my word - it's been soooo long I almost forgot how!!

This cute lil guy (and sentiment) is a Lili of the Valley image - who are sponsoring our challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges this week.

The challenge is to make a Christmas project with a sentiment on it!  I think this is the only card I got made this year - just too much going on to fit everything in! bx

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Crafty Creations - #135 No Squares!!

Dawn set the new Crafty Creations Challenge this week. 

Anything but a Square

I needed to present a gift to my Mum recently, so I made this wallet style envelope - needless to say she loved it!! lol  The middle section (housing the notes) slides out of the envelope.

I used some yummy MME papers, Prima flowers and Butterfly, Making Memories adhesive corner, Stamping Up sentiment and a few punches (my Basic Grey notch n die tool kit actually got an airing!!).

Our fab sponsor is Wags n Whiskers so do join us for your chance to win! bx

Wednesday 31 August 2011

Crafty Creations - #134 Dies n Punches!

My turn to set the Crafty Creations Challenge this week:

3 (different) Dies or Punches

We all have a collection of nesties and punches so dust them down and get creative with them this week!

I have used:

(1)  a nestability label
(2)  a scallop die-namics
(3)  a rosette die-namics

The yummy papers are by MME, the sentiment is by Kim Hughes, the fuzzy brad is by Creative Imaginations, the Doilie is by Little yellow Bicycle, the die-cut (the bird is sitting on) is by Girls Paperie and the felt bird is by KI Memories

Crimson Cloud is our fab sponsor this week and is offering a prize for one lucky winner so join in the fun for your chance to win! bx

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Crafty Creations - #133 Your Inner Animal

Another week bites the dust - that must mean it's time for another challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges!

Juelmarie would like us to show our "Inner Animal" - and just like this teddy, I'm a big softie!!!!!!! lol

I've used this cute image by Lili of the Valley, MME papers, Lili of the Valley sentiment and some twine and buttons from my mountain of stash!!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Digi's with Attitude who are offering one lucky winner a fabulous prize -  please join us for your chance to win! bx

Wednesday 10 August 2011

#131 Crafty Creations - Sketch & Male Birthday

Finally I'm back to join my team at Crafty Creations Challenges with this fun new challenge set by Donna -

A sketch to use for a male birthday card!

I inked up this cute little fella by Lili of the Valley....i pulled these "scraps" out by Kaiser (the music strip is by Girls Paperie), and found that guitar brad in my stash.

We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles this week - so please join in for your chance to win a fabulous prize! bx

Saturday 16 July 2011

Crafty Creations - #127 Boyz to Men

This week at Crafty Creations Challenges Christine wants us to make a project for all the men in our lives!

We are thrilled to be sponsored by Lili of the Valley for this challenge - we were generously given a few images to play with!  I used this one - perfect for a Father's Day card!! I used Basic Grey papers - simple but effective!!

i look forward to all your fab entries this week! bx

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Crafty Creations - #126 Paris

Bon jour mes amies!! And welcome to another fun theme at Crafty Creations Challenges.  This week Amy has set 2 elements to her challenge:

                                           1) Paris
                                           2) Anything BUT a card

For my creation I made "his n hers" luggage labels!  This challenge came at a GREAT time for me as I had planned to make luggage labels for our brand new shiny suitcases (and if all has gone to plan I have used them already on my holiday)!

I got out a favourite K&Co Maison 12x12 Scrap Pad which came complete with papers, die-cuts etc.  I used many elements from the scrap pad, some Tim Holtz tissue tape and finished by adding a little random stamping using some French themed postage stamps.  They were fun but simple to make.  When I finished I sealed them in Lumin-It pouches (I got these recently at Dawn Bibby's store). I used my big bite to cut a hole and threaded some black jewellry cord through (as it's v sturdy)!  Et voila!!

(I have decorated the back also but as it has all our personal details I did not want to show it on here)!

BlackLeaf Studios are our fab sponsors this week - so I do hope you get the opportunity to join us and be in with the chance to win a fab prize!! Bon chance!! bx

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Crafty Creations - #125 Thank You!

It's that time of year again - when we have lots of people to THANK - so that's our theme at Crafty Creations Challenge this week!

I had several Thank You Teacher cards to make - I like to vary them as much as possible.  I know the teachers really seem to appreciate the personalisation on the cards and thats part of what I love about crafting. 

We are sponsored this week by In 2 Stamps and have a fabulous prize on offer for one lucky player!  So who will YOU thank this week - join us for your chance to win! bx

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Crafty Creations - #124 Sparkle

We have a new challenge at Crafty Creations this week set by Dawn - she would like us to SPARKLE!

We are generouslly sponsored by Wags n Whiskers and had some of their newly released images to play with! I chose this cute princess.  I pulled out this paper by Little Yellow Bicycle because it's lovely and shiny and SPARKLY (and i like that it's a different shape than normal)!!

I used lots of eensy teensy gemstones on Millie's flowers and crown, stickles on Millie's dress, my spotty ribbon has a nice wee sheen to it and finally the Jenni Bowlin pin has a lovely sparkly diamonte band below the pearl - so there we have it - Millie the princess, sooooo pretty in pink and full of shiny sparkle!!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with this week - and we have a fab prize for one lucky entry! bx

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Crafty Creations - #123 Just Imagine

The new theme at Crafty Creations Challenges  this week is Just Imagine!  Really it's all about dressing up and fun characters!! 

Meet Pattieboop - she's a lil character from our new sponsor Pattie's Creations and she loves to dress up - today she is a Genie - that's where Juelmarie took her inspiration for the challenge!

What fun images and characters do you have for us? - there is a fab prize for one lucky winner so I hope you can join in the fun! bx

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Crafty Creations - #122 Over The Rainbow

This week Peggy has set the new theme at Crafty Creations Challenges:

"Over The Rainbow"
She would like us to take inspiration from the famous movie "Wizard of Oz"

Whimsy Stamps are generously sponsoring us this week - and they gave us some fab images us work with.  This image is Courageous Carl - and was fun to colour!

I've used MME papers, some flowers I got at Magnolia, Sweden and the sentiment is by A Muse!

For your chance to win a fab prize from Whimsy Stamps simply go here and join in the fun! bx

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Crafty Creations - #121 Pink & Orange

It's my turn to set the challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges this week - and i've set a Colour Challenge:

Pink n Orange

Oh yes - I want you all to go loud and pretty and bright!!  I was at an event recently and was delighted to see so many FAB outfits in this colour mix - one of my favourite combinations!!

2 Cute Rubber Stamps are our FABulous sponsor this week.  They kindly let us choose some adorably cute images from their store - I knew right away what i wanted to create when i saw this Flower Turtle - a SPINNER CARD.  I think you can see clearly that I cut a channel for my Flower Turtle image to "roll along" (using 2 pennies sandwiched with a circular foam dot).

My cardstock/papers are Bazzill Basics, MME, Making Memories; the felt heart is by KI Memories; I used a Dymo label maker for my sentiment (sorry about that glare!!) and I can't remember who makes that trim!

So that's my creation - I can't wait to see lots of fabulous pink and orange projects this week - as always there is a great prize for one lucky winner! bx 

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Crafty Creations #120 - Get Well

Deena has set us a new challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges -
she would like to see your Get Well projects!

I used this cute image from Lili of the Valley and some yummy MME papers to create my card.  The mini tag can be pulled out to reveal the "Get Well" sentiment (ooops - I forgot to take a photo of that!).  Prima lace, Basic Grey pearls, flowers and mini tag both from Magnolia, ribbon unsure!!

We are kindly sponsored by Digi's with Attitude who are offering a fab prize to one lucky winner! bx

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Crafty Creations #119 - May Flowers

Wow - you sure do LOVE an "anything goes" challenge and I must say I saw some really beautiful and inspirational projects - so THANK YOU to everyone who entered!! 

Donna is hosting her first challenge with Crafty Creations Challenges and her challenge is:

 May Flowers with 1 patterned paper and 1 ribbon

Tiffany Doodles is kindly sponsoring Crafty Creations Challenges this week - and generously let us choose which image we'd like to work with - I was spoilt for choice but opted for this gorgeous Pussy Willow.

I coloured lightly with copics, and added some White Stuff to give the puffed up look.  I've inked around the image with Wheat ink.  The sentiment is Hero Arts, the paper is Girls Paperie, the Basic Grey pearls and (unknown) trim finish it all off - clean and simple!

So lets see your May Flowers - as always there is a fab prize for one lucky winner! bx

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Crafty Creations Challenges #118 - Anything Goes!

                 This week at Crafty Creations we have a nice easy peasy theme - Anything Goes!!

I have a few male birthdays coming up so I decided to "crack open" this stamp from Sugar Nellie.  I coloured him with copics, used MME papers, Making Memories lettering and a few star brads (can't remember)! 

As always we have a prize for one randomly drawn winner - I'm looking forward to the "no limits" creations this week! bx

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Crafty Creations Challenges - Anniversary

It's Claire's turn to set the challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges this week and as she is celebrating her 15th anniversary - that's what she chose as the theme!! So HUGE congratulations to you both Claire!!

We have a new sponsor this week - Just Some Lines - and they kindly let us play with some of their images! I chose this cute image and teamed it with my new Magnolia sentiment - perfect huh...?!!

I think last weeks challenge rubbed off on me again with keeping it simple - but i like the simplicity of this card!!  I used MME papers to paper piece the heart, thats a flower I got from Magnolia and the cardstock is Bazzill Basics.

So for your chance to see my teamies gorgeous creations and for your chance to enter and win a FAB prize - just go here!! bx

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Crafty Creations - White Space

This week Jaime set the Crafty Creations Challenge - boy was the pressure on!!!! lol  The challenge is:

White Space Inspired by Deena

I have always admired this card created by Deena - i think it is so fresh and feminine - so i chose it as my "inspiration".  Deena does seem to have a 'clean' fuss free style so i kept my card quite simple (right up my street too!!). 

As we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy this week I chose this image.  I used MME papers I've paper pieced her outfit from scraps! 

We have a fab prize on offer for one lucky winner so I hope you get the chance to join us! bx

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Crafty Creations - Easy as 1,2 3!

It's Amy's turn to set the Crafty Creations Challenge this week - and her challenge is:

Easy as 1,2,3
1 Technique
2 Types of embellishments
3 Designer Papers

We are very kindly sponsored by Whimsie Doodles and were given some newly released images to "play" with!  I just loved this little gal (Cotton Candy Leah) as soon as I saw her!

3) I've used 3 different MME papers
2) a gemstone and a Making Memories star metal charm
1)  Fun Flock (on her candy floss)

There will be a super prize on offer for one lucky winner - so i do hope you get the chance to join us! bx

Thursday 14 April 2011

Crafty Creations - Paper Piecing

I'm late this week with my post!! I had no internet access yesterday - and i was just too tired to "fight it"!!

Our Crafty Creations Challenge this week is to Paper Piece - a favourite technique of many!

I'd like to share this card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day!  I love this cute Tilda image - and of course she is sooooo versatile! I used some more MME papers - love them too!!

As always we have a fab prize sponsored by Cardmadfairy for one lucky winner! bx

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Crafty Creations - Rain Showers

 Outside of my card

Inside of my card

Our gal Melissa has set the fun new theme at Crafty Creations Challenges this week
 Rain Showers!

We are sponsored by Some Odd Girl and we each got to choose an image for this theme!  I loved lots of the images but chose this gal - I must say I really enjoyed colouring her!

Just for something different, I made a really simple "less is more" front of card with all the detail and image inside!  I used some MME papers (no change there lol), and Making Memories embellishments.

The team has lots of other yummy cards here - hope you can join in the fun with us! bx

Wednesday 30 March 2011

Crafty Creations - Bunnies!

This week at Crafty Creations it is Peggy's first time hostessing the challenge and she has chosen a lovely topical theme - Bunnies!

I got out this old Penny Black favourite and coloured it up!  I used MME papers (love 'em) and a few bits from stash mountain!!  Not a lot on this card - i let my image and papers take centre stage!! lol

As always there's a prize for one lucky entrant - i hope you join us! bx

Monday 28 March 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge 46 - Think Pink!

yaaaay - I finally got a card made for a challenge!! This gorgeous sassy girl was first out of the uninked box (i know you have one of those too!! lol)
The optional extra challenge at The Sugar Bowl  is "think pink" - so forty shades of pink later et voila!!

Papers are MME (of course), ribbon is Making Memories, flower is by Prima, pearls are Basic Grey, sentiment is Hero Arts and hat pin is Jenni Bowlin!

I loved the way Juls had clustered her different coloured pearls - thanks Juls; and thank you to Maria for inspiring me to try something new!! I loved her dotty background and she kindly shared this amazing tutorial link!  Ok, I think thats the credits for now...!

I also want to enter my card at Papertake Weekly Challenge - Mum/girlie
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers


Wednesday 23 March 2011

Crafty Creations - In Stitches...

This week at Crafty Creations, Jaime has set the theme - In Stitches!! You can add any kind of stitching to your project or will you opt for a humorous project - the choice is yours!!

I opted for both!! I teamed this image/sentiment - do you share my wicked sense of humour...?! lol I also added some stitching to the card.  I am still loving these new MME paper pads.

As always we have a fab prize up for grabs for one lucky winner - so please join us for your chance to win! bx

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Crafty Creations - Mother's Day!

My turn to host the theme at Crafty Creations this week - and I chose Mother's Day so everyone can try and get organised ahead of time!

The Stamping Boutique is our wonderful sponsor this week!  The DT were offered a choice of image to work with - i chose Audrey with Hearts.  I printed her out on kraft cardstock and coloured with prisma pencils. 

I created a step card using this tutorial (thank you Heather!)...and used lots of yummy MME papers to decorate!

Please take a look at what the rest of the DT created - I'm looking forward to seeing all your projects too! bx

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Crafty Creations - Baby Blue

This week at Crafty Creations, Jeanet would like to see all your baby boy cards! 

I have lots of cute baby stamps - but I thought it was about time this lil Fiskars guy saw some ink!  He's on an acrylic plate which has some fab lil characters. 

I am LOOOOOVING these new MME 6x6 paper pads! Love the patterns, love the colours, love that they are double-sided - yep just LOVE them!! I did a bit of paper piecing on my lion - and love the way he turned out! 

As always we have a great sponsor  - Simon Says Stamp - so join us for your chance of winning a great prize!

We have 2 new DT members this week - Donna and Peggy - I'd LOVE it if you could help us welcome them to the team! bx

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Crafty Creations - Feminine Birthday in Blues & Greens!

Time for another fun challenge at Crafty Creations - this week Deena has set the theme - 

Feminine Birthday in Blues and Greens

I inked up this LOTV cutie (my hubby did a GREAT job of choosing these images for me for christmas - thanks again babe!).  I coloured using copic pens - definitely a STEEP learning curve for me!! lol  Basic Grey to the rescue with these fab Marjolaine papers - love them!  The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

A few people mentioned my flowers last week (thank you!!)...I am loving those myself and created them using this fab lil die!!  Of course you can make them without the die by cutting out a circle (you can use your nesties for this stage), then cutting a spiral within your shape - but this die makes it soooooo much easier and I think a much nicer end result!

I did go back and add a pearl to the centre of my green rolled flower (just didn't get around to re-photographing the result!)

So that's my card for this theme, my teamies have also created some beautiful cards, including images by our fabulous sponsor Digis with Attitude....I hope you can join in the fun! bx

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Crafty Creations - At the bottom of my garden lives.....

...the cutest wee fairy!!

Claire has set this fun new challenge at Crafty Creations!!  I broke out this uninked Stamping Bella image and made her a lovely spring card to live on!  I couldn't believe how easy this card was to create - might see a few more popping up on here!!  

We are generously sponsored by Delicious Doodles - so for your chance to win a fab prize join us this week and share what lives at the bottom of your garden!! bx

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Crafty Creations - Thank you!

Amy has set our new challenge at Crafty Creations this week - she would like to see all our Thank You creations!  This is how mine looks on the outside....

...and here's how it looks on the inside!! lol

I used this fun fold card by Hot of the Press - just to shake it up a little you know!  The adorable image and sentiment is by Stamp Fairy - our fab sponsor this week!

I coloured this lil guy with my new copics - but couldn't resist cutting out a teensy weensy paper heart for him!  The papers were in a candy i won a while back.  The ribbon is from my scraps box.

I hope you get the chance to play along with us! bx

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Crafty Creations - 3 Little Words....

We have a fun new challenge for you this week at Crafty Creations - 3 Little Words - just think of the endless possibilities - our DT have created a fabulous selection to kickstart your ideas!!

I thought this lil pair would be perfect for this challenge - one of my pressies from santa!! lol  I have ventured into the scary world of copics - so this is my first image coloured with them!  As you can see i have a loooooong way to go - but I will keep trying!!

I picked up these papers recently (must check who they are by!!) - i thought they were lovely and "fresh", i added a few Prima flowers, heart button by Little Yellow Bicycle and Making Memories ribbon.

As always we have a gret prize on offer - this week we are sponsored by Glitterbabe's Digis so hopefully you will be able to join us! bx

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Crafty Creations - My love is like.....

....a Red Red Rose - this is the fab new challenge set by Claire at Crafty Creations this week!

I used this lil Whipper Snapper guy - perfect for this challenge methinks.  I used papers by Making Memories - i thought the "wordy" paper tied in well with the poem (which Claire has kindly typed out for us for inspiration)!

As i cut my card with a nestie it's quite small - so not much room for anything else except a lil wooden heart and a piece of ribbon!!

Claire has a fab prize on offer - so i do hope you are able to join us this week (my teamies have provided some gorgeous cards too - you must take a peek)! bx

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Crafty Creations - Heat it Up!

A fun new challenge for us this week at Crafty Creations - January is usually a pretty cold n chilly month - sooooooooLet's Heat it Up!

Lots of options for this challenge - hot colour combos, sandy shores, hot drinks, heat emboss - what will YOU think of?

I wanted to use a colour combo that i love - hot pink and orange....but as you can see a lil turquoise also crept in!! lol  I also "christened" another of my christmas presents with this fab (Sugar Nellie) image - I chose this image as she is having a hot perfect for this challenge!

If all has gone to plan, I am away on a trip with the hubster but I do hope you can join us this week - our fabulous sponsor is Whiff of Joy so please pop across to Crafty Creations for more details! bx

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Crafty Creations - It's a Bird Thing!

Time for a new challenge at Crafty Creations - and this time there is 3 parts to the challenge!

1.  use a bird
2. use polka dots
3.  use green

This is my take on the challenge.  That fab bling birdcage is by Prima and I really wanted to make a feature of it....but my "bird" longed for freedom!! lol  I lightly inked around the bird stamp edges (stamp by Memory Box) and stamped onto a scrap of My Mind's Eye paper, cut it out and popped it on foam pads.  The papers are by My Mind's Eye and .  The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

I do hope you can join in the fun! bx

Tuesday 18 January 2011

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 51

I couldn't say how long it's been since I got organised to enter a challenge - but here's my first one for 2011!  This is Kiki's sketch at The Sugar Bowl.

I've coloured "No 1 fan" (so good to see some guys in the last collection) with my Prisma's, used some My Mind's Eye papers, a Hero Arts sentiment and a few brads (unknown) to finish...guy's cards need to be quite fuss free but i think "dude" and this paper say it all!! bx

Sunday 16 January 2011

Crafty Creations - New Beginnings!

The new challenge at Crafty Creations is New Beginnings - and i am soooooooo late with my entry!  I certainly hope that this is NOT my new beginnings!!

Pink Gem Designs is our fab sponsor for this challenge but as I was so behind I had a lil rummage through my huge box of uninked rubber and found this lil LOTV cutie which I thought would fit this challenge perfectly! 

I've coloured her with my Prisma pencils, used some yummy Basic Grey papers and pearls and a Martha Stewart ribbon (tied to represent her school tie), the sentiment is by Woodware!

Oh it's good to back in the saddle after so long...i hope you get the chance to join in the fun! bx

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Time to reveal the winner!

Happy New Year to y'all!!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday and got some fab new "toys" to play with!! I haven't been able to play with my new "toys" yet due to sickness!! 

But I wanted to make sure to announce the winner of my bloghop candy as promised!! 

Thank you to everyone who left me a comment....unfortunately there can only be one to Dawn who is the winner of this fab prize sponsored by Craft Brulee!  Dawn please email me your details so I can pass the information on to Jennifer to get your prize underway!

Now as you know we had lots of fabulous prizes from many sponsors so please check the Crafty Creations blog to see if you were a winner!! bx