Monday, 31 January 2011

A sweet sketch wednesday and a prize!

Hi all, hope your weekends were pleasant! Well I was so lucky last wk to recieve my fabulous prize from winning over at Fairymoon, unfortunately the challenge blog is no more now due to the shop closure so I was one of the last lucky winners and this is the fabby stuff I received!

I couldn't wait to get started with all this yumminess so I made this cute little card following the sketch this wk over at sweet sketch wednesday.

I have used an elegant shaped cardbase from craftwork cards through the glitterpot. My DP is all papermania cake shoppe from my new hoarde! My lace is from Wild orchids and my spotted ribbon from stash. My flowers are partially prima, part wild orchids. My button is from stash and my strawberry charm from e bay.

My image is the gorgeous Kiki la rue with cupcake from CC designs at all that scraps, coloured with prisma pencils and mounted on a scalloped oval cut with Nellie snellen. My adhesive pearls are also from stash.
I also want to enter this cutie into creative inspirations buttons and bows challenge and corrosives button it up.
Thanks for taking the time to pop by my blog again! Hugs all
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Sunday, 30 January 2011

OSAAT sponsored by make it crafty photo inspiration/good luck challenge

Hello everyone and happy sunday to you all! Todays challenge over at OSAAT this wk is photo inspired/ goodluck. We are so lucky ths wk to be sponsored by make it crafty and I was able to use one of their fabulous digi scene stamps on my project, the Ivy swing. I have teamed it with a magnolia stamp as I couldn't find a sitting digi for my swing at the time!
I followed the photo inspired theme of autumnal trees and have used freebie papers from shabby princess.

I have coloured my images with Prismas and used flowers from wild orchids with leaves from mulberry crafts, all gittered with copper stickles and my sentiment is waltzingmouse stamps.
The digi swing needed to be quite large to fit my Tilda on so I wanted my swing to come out of the white background so this didn't take over too much of my card. So I painstakingly cut out my leaves and flowers to put on my DP (yep crazy!) If I coloured with markers I could have prob printed on the DP but with pencil colouring the DP would have prob shown through the image too much so I cut out the flora and drew in the branches.

I want to enter this into Magnolia-licious challenges photo inspiration, Top tip tues flowers, Fab and funky delight in digi, Crafty catz flowers, Totally gorjuss as you like it and 2 sisters female image challenge.
Thanks for coming by again, pop across and see what the other Dt have made with the Good luck collaboration images available soon! Hugs everyone
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Friday, 28 January 2011

Decoupage pink gem style

Howdy ho peeps hope we are all well out there! Firstly I have to apologise for my photos today, the light was so NOT playing ball here so they aren't so good!
Today I have a card using the cute Andy with skateboard decoupage sheet available at pink gem designs. I'm not a decoupage fan (ok slap me now!) only because I love to colour so much, but this little cutie just had to be made, isn't he fab?!
I have to say though I really like the way this has turned out (for a non decoupage fan!) it is a fabulous effect!

I have followed the sketch for my card over at cute card Thursday this wk and all of my layers are from the one print out of the decoupage sheet. My fabulous papers are also digi downloads from pink gem designs, the stripes and the gingham range. I have inked my edges with Tim's stormy sky, my twine, button, pearls and cardboard star are from stash.
Here you can hopefully see my numerous layers on the image.

I also want to enter this into Paperplays layers challenge, alphabets M for male challenge and Allsorts male card.
Thanks for coming by again, maybe I have converted a few non decoupage fans out there!!
Hugs to everyone
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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Crafty sentiments favourite things challenge

Hello everyone! thanks for popping by my blog agan today. It's thursday which means another challenge over at the crafty sentiments challenge blog and todays challenge is favourite things, such a fabulously easy one this time! Your faves could be colours, papers, colouring medium, image, flowers etc.
I have made a card using this gorgeous new digital image called Taski available here at the crafty sentiments store.
So the favourite things I have used on my card are Fairies, flowers (of course!), glitter, diistressing and Freebies! My paper is another freebie download this time from pixels and ice cream.

I have followed the sketch this week over at card makin mamas. My papers have all been distressed at the edges and then glittered. My chiffon ribbon and pearls are from stash. My flowers (which have also been glittered!) are from wild orchids with my long leaves coming from mulberry crafts. My sentiment stamp is also from crafty sentiments and everything has been inked with Tim's forest moss.

My pretty image has been coloured with Prisma pencils and glittered on her wings. I also want to enter this into Tuesday throwdowns distressing challenge, Top tip tues flowers, Pixie cottages flowers challenge and crafty emmas Angels and fairies challenge.
There are lots of other fab examples with more new stamps from the other DT over at the challenge blog so why not hop on over?!
Hugs everyone
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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New "Easter Joy" download from the creative cottage

Hiya folks! I have a card today using a brand new paper kit download from the creative cottage. This is easter Joy and for just £1-99 you get 12 stunning papers in fabulous pastel colours with a free set of toppers!

I have printed out the different pastel shades of gingham for my card and followed the sketch this wk over at sketch saturday.
I have created a layered effect with the toppers for a bit of decoupage and some dimension, aren't they cute?!

My sentiment was a freebie download (sorry can't remember where from!) and my flowers and stamens are mostly wild orchids. My chiffon ribbon is from stash along with my tiny pink gem stones. I am also entering this into cooking it up with Katies sketch, texture and punch challenge, I have used my MS border punch and my flowers are my texture.

It's never too early to start thinking about easter, after all the supermarkets have been doing it since boxing day!! What more could you want for less than £2? I am in love with the pretty colours in this kit as I'm sure you will be too!
Thanks for popping by again! hugs all
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Monday, 24 January 2011

Just magnolia sketch

Hey there everyone! I hope we are all well out in blog land. I have made a card today using the sketch over at Just magnolia. I don't use magnolias as often as I would like and I really would like to get some more soon even though I'm sure I have ones I haven't even inked lol! So I inked up this little favourite Princess Tilda to make a "pretty" card just for a girlie moment!

My card base is craftwork cards elegant shape and I have used papermaina rose garden papers with a sweet heart doily and pretty lace from stash. My flowers are wild orchids and mulberry crafts. My heart pins and adhesive pearls are from stash and my sentiment is waltzingmouse. I have coloured Tilda with prisma pencils and inked all with Tim Holtz worn lipstick. Silly me had inky fingers whilst putting this together and got ink on my image where I didn't want it so had to add an extra rose to cover it!! Note to self be less messy lol!

I also want to enter this into Crafty cardmakers floral challenge, Wild orchids lets get sentimental, Craft your passions use 2 dps, Alphabet challenge L is for ladies, Crafty pads something girlie, stamp n doodle dress it up and magnolia stamp lovers being sentimental.
Thanks to all those of you who have the time to pop by and leave a little comment and hello to a few new followers I'm so happy to inspire! Hugs everyone
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Sunday, 23 January 2011

OSAAT anything goes challenge sponsored by Kenny K

Hey all! How are your weekends going?! I'm busy at work again but my blogging goes on without me!!
It's sunday, which means another challenge over at OSAAT and it's another super easy challenge "anything goes"!! We are so lucky this wk to be sponsored by the fab Kenny K and I was sooooo lucky to be abe to grab one of his digis to work with!
I have to apologise for my photos here, the light was pretty poor when I took them so the card looks fairly dim. I have followed the sketch for this one over at the pixie cottage this wk.

I have used fab papers from the creative cottage, these funky bold colours suit this image so well. I have used my nesties to cut out the image and have used liquid pearls around the border, although they aren't that prominant in the photo!
My fabulous flowers are from a selection at wild orchids, my chiffon ribbon is from stash and my beautiful sentiment is waltzingmouse. I have stickle sparkled all my flowers, my sentiment and around my papers but my photo isn't too sparkly!

I want to also enter this cutie into For fun challenges glitter, Glitterbabes anything goes, papercutz anything goes and Digi doodles shops best anything goes.
I am also the spotlight designer this wk which means a little feature in the Stitchy bear news letter (I hope you have all signed up!!) and a litte extra card from me with one of the digis in store. I have chosen to make my card with polly pin up crafty valentine by Kellys kids (seriously she has so many stunning new digis you just HAVE to check them out!) I have also followed the sketch this wk over at midnight madness.

My papers are a mixture of shabby princess and far far hill freebie downloads. My heart is cut with nellie snellen and my lace and flowers are wild orchids with some gems popped in for good measure. I have hand drawn in some stitching (must get a new sewing machine!) and have distressed all edges. My sentiment is crafty sentiments and I am thrilled to say my photo is sooo much brighter here!

I have coloured my image with Prisma pencils again and foam mounted her.
I am also entering this into Paper playtime use the word love, Tuesday throwdown valentine, Simon says stamp bingo (Die cut, flowers and gems), Flutterby wednesday anything goes, Freshly brewed love themed, Aud sentiments love themed, Meljens pink and red, paper sundaes distressing and Totally papercrafts add a heart.
Do pop across and see what the other DT have been up to and join in with our challenge this wk! Thanks for popping by to see me again everyone! hugs to all
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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Frosted designs guest DT sponsored by Stitchy stamps

For my Gem of a challenge post please scroll down.....
Hello folks another post from me today! Over at frosted designs this wk their challenge is to use some sort of transparency, vellum etc on your projects and as they are being sponsored this wk by Stitchy bear stamps I was asked (being part of the Stitchy DT) to be a guest designer!

Frosted Designs

I'm afraid I don't use transparencies or acetate on my projects much and should probaly get a bit more creative with it (note to self!) so this was a bit of a challenge for me!
I made a card using a background image (fairy tree house) from make it crafty and have printed Stitchys rainbow fairies on to transparency and layered them over the top, they are each cut individually with a strip that hangs from the top and is tucked in behind the cardstock. My papers are floppy latte also available at the stitchy bear store.
I have used white fluffy stuff and pink chiffon ribbon from stash and my flowers and stamens are from wild orchids. My background image has been coloured with prismas.

Here you can see how the fairies lift off the card. The faires are not just black sihouettes, their wings have a rainbow shimmer to them which you can just about see here.

Why not challenge yourself, like me lol and join in with their challenge ths wk! I am also entering this into ABCs M is for magical and Do it with digis pink and girlie challenge. Thanks for popping by, hugs all
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New "a gem of a challenge" ribbons and lace

Hi there, yep another gem of a challenge is here now that we have gone to fortnightly and this time ther is a theme which is ribbons and lace, so lets get our pretties on!
I have to say that I started out with a different set of papers and a different image but it all went horribly wrong so this is my mark 2 card lol!
I have followed the sketch this wk over at MAWTT with the added flowers and have used new digi papers from Pink gem designs (these are the gorgeous dots in 2 shades of pink) along with this super cute Chloe image available in polymer at the store.

My stunning lace is from Wild orchids along with my flowers of course. My dotted ribbon is from stash and my sentiment stamp is crafty sentiments. My beautiful butterfly die cut has been bought from hobbyhabitat with the pearls coming from stash.

I also want to enter this into Papertake weekly ribbons and pearls, Creative craft world cute and cuddly, Fab and funky animal magic, Sarah Hurley birthday girl, Stamp somethings cute somethings, Prairie fairy fridays happy birthday and corrosive lace and pearls challenge.
We would love it if you could join in with our challenge this time, don't forget to pop across and see what the other amazing DT members have been up to!
Hugs everyone
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Friday, 21 January 2011

SFTW getting warmed up challenge

Good morning lovely bloggers! Well I keep getting headaches on and off so I'm not sure if it's far too much time spent infront of this laptop, lack of sleep due to trying to train my son out of night time nappies or just general stress or possibly all of the above lol! Anyway thanks for your well wishes, I will endevour to relax more, sleep more and well maybe only sneek a look at the computer when necessary!!
Today is a new challenge over at the fabulous Stampin for the weekend and our theme this fortnight is "getting warmed up", you may, of course, interpret at will!
I have chosen to make a card using a warming winter image from the greeting farm, a lovely Miss Anya that I haven't inked up in a while and have followed the sketch this time at sunday sketch and stamp.

My beautiful papers and stunning large rose buds are from my friend Linda's shop Jazzlins. I have used a nellie snellen die cut for my square frame and Marianne Ds for my flourishes. The rest of my stunning flowers are wild orchids and my charm is from stash. My sentiment is waltzingmouse stamped on a nesties label, my lovely ornate cut corner is from hobbyhabitat.
I have coloured my image with Prisma pencils again and have mounted her on foam for light definition.

I also want to enter this into Crafty purple frogs distressing challenge, Digi doodle shops best anything goes, Allsorts teal blue and brown and Pile it ons anything goes.
Thanks for coming by to see my little creation, please pop across and see what the other amazing DT have shared this time, their work is soooo stunning!
Hugs everyone!
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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Crafty sentiments vintage challenge

Hello to all my blogging friends, thanks for coming by my blog again! Today sees a new challenge over at crafty sentiments whch is VINTAGE. This is such a fab challenge and even if it is a bit out of your comfort zone why not have a go?!
There are some stunning new releases coming out of the crafty sentiments store at the mo and I psormise to show you some soon but for this challenge I just had to use this spring Amy stamp as she so reminds me of a little old fashioned victorian girl in her pinafore dress!

I have followed the sketch this month over at CLP and have used beautiful vintage freebie papers from farfar hill (where else for vintage?!) My die cut ornate frame is from the fabulous hobbyhabitat, my flowers are wild orchids, my metal connector bead is a bargain purchase from a closing down craft store, my lace is from ebay and my circular sentiment is also crafty sentiments. I have used vintage photo distress ink on practically everything in sight!
I have tried to create as vintage a look as I can for my image with my prisma pencils.

I would also like to enter this into totally papercrafts happy birthday, pennys paper crafty anything goes and 2 sisters flowers challenge. We hope you can join in with our challenge this wk, why not pop across to see what the other DT have been up to!
hugs everyone
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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Creative cottage shaped card challenge

Hey everyone time for another challenge over at the creative cottage challenge blog and this time Tracy has set the challenge of making a shaped card.
I have used one of the cupcakes from the something sweet kit and made it large enough to be the size of my card. I have teamed it with this cute little bugaboo image and a circular sentiment from crafty sentiments.

My 2 ribbons are from my stash and my image has been coloured with prismas with some stickles glitter to add some sparkle.

I also want to enter this into crafty cardmakers spotlight on pencils, Pollycrafts pastel colours, Totally papercrafts happy birthday, Stamptaculars anything but square, my time to crafts polka dots, Truly scrumptious brown pink and green and ladybug crafts ink anything but square.
I hope you can join us this time, the prize is a new fab kit called Bradley bee!

Hugs everyone!
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