Thursday, 29 September 2011

Another commissioned card

Good morning friends! I have another one of those dreaded commission cards lol! I shouldn't complain but I was requested to make an elderly ladies birthday card with a cat image on..... errr I had to search out the internet for a vintage cat image and found this on a site called reuseable art.
I chose to use kaisercraft papers for a vintage look with lace and flowers from wild orchids. I also had some dough lilles from stash and some other flowers from Kort & Godt. My pearls and ribbon are from stash and the sentiment is computer printed.
My little image was printed straight from the net and inked with vintage photo. I figured why not give it a vintage look, I just can't help myself!

I haven't really been keeping up with the challenges this wk as my blogging has been sporadic due to spending time with my mum. We had a fab time yesterday at the opening of our new John Lewis home shop ooo it was nice then on for lunch at frankie and bennys and wow wasn't it a scorcher of a day!
Anyway I think I can pop this one into Party time tues anything goes, Simon says stamp anything goes, Pennys paper crafty anything goes and crafts and me flowers challenge.
Thanks so much for coming by today and big hugs to all
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Creative inspirations last GDT pink, purple and grey colour combo

HI blogging pals! Yes as the title suggests it is my last GDT spot over with creative inspirations and it has been wonderful to be amoungst such fabulously talented DT so........... when Nat asked me if I would consider joining the DT full time I said Yes!
The challenge for this wk has been sponsored by the fab paper shelter which the DT have showcased wonderfully and our challenge is a colour theme of pink, purple and grey.

My card has been made using the sketch over at cute card thursday this wk and I have used Tim Holtz shabby chic papers (again!) thats 3 projects on the trot now lol! My daughter just adores this funky waitress image from paper shelter, she is really cool! I sort of went more lilac than purple in my colours but it fits right?!!
My doily is from poppyscabin, my flourish is magnolia doo hickey, my flowers wild orchids, my gems and ribbon are from stash and my sentiment is SU.

I have coloured my image with prismas (yes my new ones have now arrived despite the £20 customs charge!) and I have inked the edges with dusty concord and machine stitched.

I would also like to enter this into Kaboodle doodles use a doily, Lollipop crafts anything goes, the crazy challenge 3 colours, Theres magic in the air die cuts, Stamp scrap and doodle fave colours (pink!) and paper sundaes anything goes.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again, sorry if I'm absent in my visiting at the mo, my mum is keeping me busy aswell as my sick children lol!
Big hugs to everyone
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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Creative card crew Easel cards challenge

Hi again everyone! This is my 2nd post for today please scroll down for my crafty sentiments post..
Over at Creative card crew we have another challenge and are so lucky to be sponsored by the fab Michelles scrapbooking, she has some fab deals on spellbinders so please check them out!
This time our challenge is to make an easel card. I always wonder why I don't make these more often, I guess because they can be so hard to photograph lol!
I have chosen to make a xmas card (another one to add to the pile) using this super sweet Magnolia image.

I have used Tim Holtz shabby chic papers again along with cheesecloth, prima lace, flowers from Wild orchids, snowflakes cut with Mariannes, tabs cut with nesties fancy tags, sentiment from Waltzingmouse and pearls from stash.

My image has been coloured with Prisma pencils and edged in vintage photo. All edges have been machine stitched and I masked the image and used 7 gypsies snowflake and postage mark to create the background. My flowers have been given a snowtex and glamour dust treatment too.

I would also like to enter this into Whimsy polka dots challenge (the bottom sheet is spotty promise!), Sweet sketch wednesday for their fab sketch, Sweet stampin anything goes (thanks for spotlighting me last wk ladies!), One stop crafts Easel cards, Magnolia down under fancy fold, Crafty pad stitching, Magnolia stamp lovers distressing, Pile it on fancy folds, Sparkles forum something that sparkles, Incy wincy fancy folds and come and get it Easel card.
I do hope you can check out the other DTs superb creations and thanks for coming by!
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Crafty sentiments new release and banners challenge

Good morning friends! I have been a bit busy so apologies for my absence at the moment! Today sees another new release and a new challenge again over at crafty sentiments and this is my last DT post for the team.
I have been on the crafty sentiments team for just over a year now but it is time to move on. I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside some wonderfully talented ladies and am grateful for the opportunity I had to work with some wonderful images.
So for my last creation, 2 new releases. There are several sets of baby stamps (1 digi) released today along with the new crafty cutters vintage tag die I previewed last wk and our challenge for this wk is bunting/banners.

This is the cute baby boy image and sentiment which are both crafty sentiments. I have used Tim Holtz shabby chic papers, along with some cheesecloth, ribbon, button, twine and pearls from stash. My banners have been cut with a whimsy die and my sentiment has been cut with the new crafty cutters die. My little metal heart is making memories.

I have coloured my image with Prismas and edged in stormy sky ink.

I do hope you can join us on the challenge and please check out the other fab new releases showcased by the wonderful DT!
I am also entering this into Creative craft world new (new baby), Delicious doodles cute as a button, Dream valley buttons and Corrosive punches/dies.
Thanks for coming by my blog again, hugs to all
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Friday, 23 September 2011

SFTW what a cutie sponsored by Wee stamps

Yay it's friday! I can say that today as I'm not working tomorrow as my mum is coming, I am however working Sunday but we will try not to think about that!
However if I'm a little quiet in blogland this wk coming it's only because my mum is keeping me super busy so I won't have deserted you!
It's challenge time again at SFTW and this time we have the oh so wonderful wee stamps sponsoring us and what better a theme than "what a cutie" so break out your cute images for this one!

For my card I have used this adorable Suzie florist digi stamp from Wee stamps, I just love her she is so pretty! I have used Prima papers along with a heart doily from poppyscabin, some blue tulle from stash (makes a change from cheesecloth lol), vintage tag doo hickey from magnolia and a sentiment stamp from Pink gem designs. My beautiful pearl flourish and stunning glass bead were from the fabulous Bonnie (these glass beads are so great I'm def going to try my hand at them!) My flowers and stamens are from a range at wild orchids with my other adhesive pearls from stash.

I have coloured my sweet image with prisma pencils and used an SU flourish stamp all around the edge in stormy sky distress ink. All my edges have been machine stitched.

I would like to enter this into Pollycraft swirls and pearls, Digi tues people images, Anything goes challenges anything goes, simon says stamp dies to die for, My mums craft shop girls and boys, paper shelter anything goes and The emerald faerie garden pearls.
I do hope you will see the other fabulous DT creations and join us over the next 2wks!
Big hugs to you all
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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Another creative inspirations GDT Let's celebrate!

Woo hoo I'm back again! For my Divas by design post please scroll down.....
I have another GDT spot today over at Creative inspirations, I am really enjoying working with the fabulous talent over there this month! Our challenge for you this wk is "let's celebrate" easy right?! There are of course loads of themes that could follow this weddings, new yr, birthdays etc so here is my card.

I absolutely adore these digis from Krista over at Saturated Canary, she is of course the talented artist behind the simply sassy girls over at sugar nellie and has a superb range of digi images in her etsy store!
I have followed the sketch over at Sunday sketch and stamp for my card and have broken out my Prima printery papers (thanks Teresa for inspiring me!) I bought these papers just knowing I would love them but still hadn't got around to using them and then saw them on a beautiful card and became inspired to do so! My flowers and lace are wild orchids, my doily poppyscabin, my (latest obsession) embroidered butterflies from little snippets, my cheesecloth and pearls are from stash and my sentiment is whimsy.

I have coloured my beautiful digi with prisma pencils and inked the edges in vintage photo. I have cut my tabs with nesties tags and cut in half, inked with vintage photo and used adhesive pearls. All my edges have been machine stitched.

I am also entering this into Stamp with funs anything goes challenge, Dutch dares mono challenge, Sweet stampin flowers, Whoopsidaisy shabby chic, One stop craft girlie, The squirrel and the fox anything goes, Creatalicious anything goes and Addicted to stamps stitching.
Thanks loads for coming by my blog I hope you will check out the other wonderful creations from the DT and don't forget my blog candy if you are interested!
Big hugs to everyone
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Divas by design sketch challenge

Good morning folks it's challenge time again over at Divas by design!! We are so lucky this time to be sponsored by the fab Stitchy bear store and this time its a sketch challenge for you!

True to form I always have to tweak a sketch a little and this sketch is even my own that I tweaked!! The square behind the image I have offset and placed it diagonally, however you can barely see it anyway as I have gone embellishment crazy yet again but I just can't help myself! As long as we can see the basics of the sketch you can go as crazy as me!

My beautiful image is from the Stitchy bear store, isn't she adorable? She is a halloween/gothic image but I couldn't help but give her a splash of pink! My papers are the ever so fabulous echo park be mine collection along with black lace from wild orchids, pink ribbon from my local charity shop, pink butterfly cut from a prima vine and flowers from wild orchids with a gorgeous reflections one from my wonderful friend Bonnie! My sentiment is Whimsy and my pink dew drops are papermania.

My image has been coloured with prisma pebcils, my edges have been distressed with a blade and a little vintage photo ink and all layers have been machine stitched.

I would also like to enter this into Hooked on craft challenges ribbon and lace, Kaboodle doodles layers, Dis digi designs anything goes, cupcake inspirations photo inspiration of pink flowers and butterflies, By the cute and girlie all things bright and beautiful and CR84FN colour inapiration see here..

Thanks so much for coming by my blog today, I do hope you will join us in the sketch challenge and please check out the other stunning creations from the DT! Hugs to all
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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Crafty sentiments happy birthday and sneak peek new die cut!

Good morning my blogging buddies! I am super busy trying to get my house into a semi shipshape condition as my mum is coming to stay next wk and we are still living in the fallout of our loft conversion! I am still making some time for some crafting to keep me sane though!
Today sees another challenge over at Crafty sentments and its a nice and easy one this wk "happy birthday" and I am also giving you a sneak peek of the new crafty cutter available to pre order now in store soon to be released.

I have made my card following the sketch over at Friday sketch challenge (I'm so happy we have another sketch challenge on a friday since Friday sketchers closed!) and I have used papers from making memories just chillin pad along with a fab doily from crafty Emmas, ribbon and pearls from stash, embroidered butterfly from little snippets and flowers from Wild orchids and mulberry crafts. My sentiment is an SU stamp cut with the new crafty cutters vintage tag die.

My sweet image is one from the recently launched spring collection of rubber stamps available in store, coloured with prismas and edged in forest moss distress ink

I would also like to enter this into Lexis creations card for a child challenge, Totally stampalicious birthday card for a child, Fab and funkys bingo challenge (stamp, ribbon and flowers), cooking it up with katie (green, girl and 2 or more of same thing-pearls), Crafty Emmas embellish it stamptaculars just sayin and card cupids anything goes challenge.
I hope you manage to get across and see the rest of the teams super fab creations and thanks so much for coming by my blog to say Hi, don't forget I have blog candy if you are interested!
Hugs to all
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Saturday, 17 September 2011

New sketch at a gem of a challenge

Happy weekends everyone! I hope you all have some lovely things planned for your weekends! Unfortunately for me I'm working, don't get me wrong I don't mind my job but I normally get my crafty mojo really up and going by friday and then can't do anything and when Monday rolls around I find it difficult to get my crafty mind motivated again lol!
It is challenge time again over at A gem of a challenge today and we have another superb sketch for you this time designed by the lovely Jenny so why not check it out, here is my card...

I have used this fabulous school girl Chloe from pink gem designs and have stamped her in brown ink rather than black for a softer effect. My papers are from stash, no idea what brand sorry! My flowers are wild orchids, my ticket Tim Holtz, my pearls and cheese cloth from stash and my sentiment stamp is also Pink Gem designs.

I have coloured my image with prismas, inked the edges and machine stitched. My scroll corner was a metal one from e crafts which I painted with gesso and then some crackle paint and then inked lightly around the edges.

I am also entering this into Cupcake crafts back to school, Cute card Thurs anything goes, Craft us crazy school theme, Stamp n doodle back to school, fussy and fancy back to school and card cupids school challenge.
I hope you can check out the rest of the DTs superb creations over at the challenge blog and thanks so much for coming by my blog again!
Thanks to you all for coming by my blog again today and massive hugs to all of you
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Friday, 16 September 2011

A card and a wonderful surprise

Happy friday my wonderful blogging friends! Today I have made a card using one of those super sassy girls from sugar nellie, I just love this hippy chick and really felt the need to colour her again having recently seen her on my blog hopping travels and as the sketch over at the deconstructed sketch was definately my type I just had to!

I have used the yumminess of black market paper society papers again. I'm hoping they will be in stock again soon at Craftie Charlie! I have also used this stunning butterfly from Prima, a sentiment from SU with flowers from wild orchids.

I have coloured my image with prismas, inked the edges with worn lipstick and vintage photo ink and stamped a Stempelglede swirl stamp around the edge. All papers have been machine stitched.

I would also like to enter this into Lexis creations Autumn (my colours are Autumnal), The crazy challenge birthdays, Flutterby wednesday open, My mums craft shop happy birthday, Rubys rainbow one for the girls, Delightful girlie girl, Crafty purple frog fall, Digi doodle shops best Autumn colours, Allsorts flowers and swirls and Crafty pad autumnal colours.
Now on to my surprise, well the reason I didn't tell you where my superb pink pearl flourish and pretty gem and butterfly pin came from is that I had a wonderful parcel this morning from my sweet and kind friend Bonnie and they were a few of the many things inside! Bless darling Bonnie for sending me a fabulous box of goodies for my birthday and the most amazing card ever!
I'm slightly ashamed to post a photo of this alongside my own card as it is truly a work of art! From one massive Twilight fan to another what more could one want than this.....

Well I was stunned and my daughters were incredibly awed I struggled to get them out the house for school! This is a card to my heart and so completely beautiful it is! Inside the pocket Bonnie has put some totally droolable photos of RP, may be looking at this all night lol!
Thanks to you all for coming by my blog again today and massive hugs to all of you
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