Sunday, 29 January 2012

New release and new challenge at Kenny K!!!!

Hello folks! A scheduled post from me this morning as after my 10 hr shift at work yesterday I am back bright and early to work again today! Good job I like my job isn't it!!
There is a fab new release over at Kenny K, the occupation/work force release and wow are you gonna love these! All the super sassy sexyness of Kenny K in stamps like a fireman, policeman and woman, handyman, teacher etc.
To celebrate the release we have a fab new challenge over at Kenny Ks Krafty Girlz and that is a back to work/retirement theme or simply a no flowers theme. Yep you read right no flowers (how am I gonna do that!)  The prize is 5 super digis from the Kenny K store!! or some amazing dies from the fabulous Go Kreate
Well I made a birthday card for a family member and figured as it was a male birthday card I would do my best to hold off on those flowers! I have used the super sassy Naughty nurse for my card.
I have used the oh so fabulous Tim Holtz shabby chic papers again and have also used ribbon from SU, pearl flourish from Sarah's metal work from Tim Holtz with my cheesecloth and silver pearls coming from stash. My sentiments were computer printed.
My stunning image was coloured with prisma pencils and all my edges have been distressed with vintage photo distress ink. I'm sure she will put a smile on someones face!
I would like to enter my card this time into Crafty bloggers network distressing challenge, Desert island crafters itinery (distressing, metal, sentiment), Totally stampalicious for men, Stampavie and more blue and white, The craft garden monochromatic and Paper shelter pearls and swirls.
Please do hop across and see what the rest of the team have made with these superb new release stamps! Thanks so much for coming by my blog folks. Big hugs
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Friday, 27 January 2012

New Challenge at Stampin for the weekend - Embossing

Good morning folks! Well don't I feel rough as old boots! I have some sort of chesty/throaty thing that is causing me to cough but I'm sure some early nights and and hot drinks will help it (lol early nights!)
On to my card for today and we have a new challenge over at SFTW for another 2 wks and this time the fab Clare has chosen Embossing as our theme! We are sponsored by the wonderful Stamp fairy who have provided us with some adorable images to use.
I have used Wild rose studio spring fling papers that I have had for ages (ooo look at me using up some stash!) and don't they just give you the brightest spring feeling?! I love an orange and lime combo!
I have embossed the paper under my image with a butterfly embossing plate and then inked over in spiced marmalade. My flowers are WOC, Prima and mulberry crafts. My gem flourish (lovin these at the mo!) is from Sarah's, my sentiment is SU and my ribbon, cheesecloth and button are from stash.
My sweet molly image has been coloured with Prismas and is available HERE. I also gave my button a little embossing treatment as I didn't have one in the colour I wanted so I took a white one inked it in green and heated clear embossing powder over it and volia! A little tip I picked up off of Top tip tues and so useful! You can even see the button sides are still a bit white!
I would like to enter this card into Pollycraft warm it up, Truly scrumptious something forgotten (my papers),  My mums craft shop flowers,  Whimsy pearls or bling, Pennys paper crafty ribbons and buttons, Paper shelter pearls and swirls (there is a pearl in the middle of my prima flower), MAWTT blooming marvelous and Cute card Thurs you're a gem.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog. Do check out the rest of the teams superb creations and big hugs to you all...
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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Late again?! Divas and Creative inspirations DT...

Yes I know late again lol! Honestly if you met me in person you would know I'm one of the least tardy people you could meet, I hate being late for things! However I clearly can't seem to get myself organised lately when it comes to crafting!
I was at the MEN last night watching my eldest daughter perform at the young voices concert and so a late night was had by all hence the tardiness of this morning's post!
I have been combining my DT work here as well to make my life a teensy bit easier (sneaky!) Over at Divas this wk we have a sketch for you. The sketch does look rectangular but square is fine as long as we can see the basics of the sketch.
It's also a bit exciting over there this wk as this challenge will only last for 1 wk as we are going to a weekly challenge blog and we have 4 new team members too so do go over and say hi to them!
I am also combining this with my creative Inspirations DT card as the theme is anything goes this wk (yay nice and easy!)
Divas are being sponsored this wk by the brilliant Dis digis and Creative inspirations are sponsored by the oh so fab Pretty little ribbon shop, so why not combine the 2 challenges like I have done! ;)
I have used yummy yummy Tim Holtz shabby chic papers for my card with some fab flowers from WOC and my local crafty store. I have also used lace from WOC and metal corners from e crafts which have had the acrylic paint treatment. My fab fence die cut underneath is a new crafty goody for me from Mr Holtz again and the stunning pearl and gem flourish is from sarahs. My sentiment is crafty sentiments.
My wonderful image is from..... well you know of course it's another stunning saturated canary! This one is FREE too!
Yep as a thanks to all those people who follow Kristas blog and use her wonderful images she has created this canary love digi. Pop over there to follow her and sign up for her newsletter and you will get this stunning digi for free!
She has been coloured with prisma pencils and has been inked at the edges with worn lipstick DI and given a bit of white acrylic paint treatment too.
I would  like to enter this into Anything goes to the one I love,  Delightful distressed, Craft us crazy love, Aud sentiments use the word love, Crafty purple frog anything goes, Simply create too love is in the air, sparkles forum new goodies and Simon says stamp anything goes.
Thanks for coming by again, do check out all my teamies fab creations! Big hugs
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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Crafty Sentiments DT Lace & Pins

Good morning blogging friends. I hope everyone had pleasant weekends.
Today sees another challenge over at Crafty sentiments weekly challenge blog and it's another super easy challenge for you to join in with, this time we are asking you to use some lace and pins, perfect for those pretty creations.
For my card I have used Fancy pants beach babe papers again (I am determined to use up some of my paper!) and have used this adorable stamp available from Crafty Sentiments.
I have used lace from BunnyZoes and ribbon and gems from stash. My flowers are WOC and Mulberry crafts. My butterfly is e crafts and my left hand stick pin is from the fabby Traceys etsy shop and the right hand is home made. My cute sentiment is from Whimsy.
My sweet image has been coloured with prisma pencils and edged in tattered rose distress ink. She is so adorable for valentines cards but she is so versatile for other themes too!
I would like to enter this into Whoopsidaisy lets bling it, Allsorts needles and pins, Pile it on add lace, lollipop crafts wing it and crafty cardmakers beads (on my pins).
Thanks so much for coming by my blog. Please check out the rest of the teams superb creations and do join in with us this wk!
Big hugs to all
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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Kenny K Get your bling on

Hi there folks it's challenge time again over at Kenny Ks Krafty Girlz and its Team As chance to showcase their style!
The challenge this wk is to get your bling on so the more sparkly the better!
The sponsors are 5 digis from the superb Kenny K downloads
and also the full simply grunge collection from K design.

Thanks for coming by my blog again, do check out the teams creations and get your blingy entries in for a fab challenge!
Big hugs
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Saturday, 21 January 2012

New sketch at a gem of a challenge!

Hey folks how are you today?! Its challenge time again at A gem of a challenge and it's sketch week again which has been created by the fab Lisa.
I have used the most fabulous new digi available now over at Pink Gem designs. Her name is flower power Emma and she is just too gorgeous!
For my card I have used papers from the making memories just chillin pad again along with ribbon and cheesecloth from stash. My flowers are from mulberry crafts and WOC with my sweet embroidered butterfly again coming from little snippets and my sentiment is from Whimsy.
My sweet digi image has been coloured with prismas and I have inked around the edges in peeled paint distress ink. I do hope Janet expands her range of these Emmas as I think she is just perfect!
I would like to enter this today into The emerald faerie garden colour combo of green and yellow, MAWTT things with wings, Papercrafting journey floral, Crafty purple frog anything goes, DYSU patterned paper, Alphabet challenge Y is for you can choose and Stampin with the dragon anything goes.
Do check out the rest of the teams fab creations and join in for a chance to win a great prize!
Thanks for coming by my blog again and big hugs to all of you!!!
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Thursday, 19 January 2012

First Saturated canary DT card

Hi to all my lovely blogging friends! Do you remember me telling you a little story a couple of weeks back about hubby stubbing his toes and me thinking about all the crafty things I could do with the left over gauze lol! Well hubbys foot still hurt after 2 and half wks so he had it x rayed and he has broken 2 of his toes (whoops!) So I have been playing with the left over gauze and he has been walking around with broken toes!! He is on the mend now thank goodness with some more gauze and strapping!
I'm a happy, singing blogger today as it is my first DT project with the fabulous Saturated Canary challenge (whoop whoop!) and our challenge is to use die cuts and/or punches on your projects. Here is mine...
This card has been sent already to my mamma as it is her birthday tomorrow (happy birthday mumsy!)I hope she likes it!
I have made this card using papers from making memories just chillin pad, some cheesecloth and ribbon from stash, pearls from Kort & Godt, flowers from WOC, butterflies from little snippets and sentiment from Crafty sentiments. I have used Nesties fancy tags 1 and labels 14 for my tabs and image shape.
My stunning image is Glinda from the new release at Saturated Canary. She has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have added some glossy accents to her bubbles. I think she is so pretty! I have edged in spiced marmalade distress ink.
I would like to enter this into Incy wincys challenge Bold and bright, The Pink elephants favourite colours (well pink is gonna have to get in there at some point!), Party time tues happy birthday, flutterby weds open, ABC H is for happy birthday, Cooking it up with Katie pink posies and pearls and paperplay ribbons challenge.
Well my internet is playing up big time today so if I don't get around to you today I'm sorry I hope it sorts itself out before tommorrow!
Thanks for coming by my blog, do check out the rest of  the teams amazing creations! Big hugs
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Creative inspirations Fave colour & white

Hey there everyone! It's mighty cold around here at the mo, I hope you are all keeping warm!
It's challenge time over at Creative Inspirations and this wk we are sponsored by the fab Crimson cloud who are offering up some great die cuts to our winner.
We also have a couple of new DT members to welcome to so do pop across and say hi!
Our challenge this time is to use your favourite colour only and white. Of course you would think I would go for pink here but I change my mind OFTEN! I have lots of colours that are faves of mine but this time I chose to go with Blue...
My card has been made with Tim Holtz shabby chic papers along with this gorgeous new digi from Saturated Canary (yes again!) My ribbon, cheesecloth and gems are from stash, my flowers are from WOC, my butterflies are from Little snippets and my sentiment is Whimsy.
My adorable Cinderella image has been coloured with prismas and although you can't really see it, I have glamour dusted her one glass slipper for a really sparkly effect. I have used stempelglede vintage garden stamps around the edge in stormy sky distress ink.
I would like to enter this into Crazy 4 challenges monochrome blue, Secret crafter anything goes with blue, The crazy challenge tic tac toe (ribbon, image and gems), Papertake weekly buttons, bows bling and blooms, deep ocean challenge sparkle/glitter,  My time to craft your fave embellishment (flowers!) and LCI bows.
Thank so much for coming by my blog again! Hugs to all
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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Creative Card Crew Last DT Card Seeing Red (or just for Kevin Lady in Red lol)

Good morning everyone! Yes my lovely friends this is my last creation for the fabulous Creative Card Crew. What a wonderful time I have had over there with a wonderful bunch of ladies. Our challenge this time is Seeing Red sponsored by the fabulous embellishment store Pizazz Aplenty.
If you are wondering what on earth I am doing with all the songs in my post titles blame Kevin! I visited his blog a few days back and his post title had me singing an old favourite song of my mums which inspired me to put some song titles into my posts to get you all singing (and cursing me!)
So what can you create with lots of red then? Well, I am sure many of you will head down the love and valentines route but I made a birthday card and true to form have used my all time favourite digi designer AGAIN!......
My card has been made using papers from Prima moulin rouge and DCWV immortal love stack (the amazing Twilight themed paper!!!) just love that stuff! My stunning image is Saturated Canary (she is Becki the twin digi of Belle who I used on Friday) and my sentiment is Stempelglede. My flowers are WOC and Mulberry crafts with my bling flourishes from Prima and my ribbon and pearls from stash.
My beautiful sweet image has been coloured with prisma pencils and lightly inked around the edges with vintage photo ink. I have used red sparkly stickles on the vine parts of my sentiment for some added colour and bling but you can't see them too well in my photo. I used to find Red such a hard colour to work with if it isn't a Christmas or valentine card but I actually love the way this turned out.
I would like to enter this into Sweet stampin all that glitters, OSAAT anything goes, Stamptacular texture (ribbon, embossed cardstock, bling etc), Crafty pad gitter and gems, Sentimental sundays ribbon and pollycraft bingo (ribbon, sparkle and flowers).
Thanks so much to all of you and your lovely comments re my newest DT assignment yesterday!
Big hugs
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Monday, 16 January 2012


Hey folks just wanted to share some huge new with you all! Anyone who has already popped across to the Saturated Canary challenge blog will see my news already but just to let you all know the fabulous Krista has invited me to be part of the amazing Saturated Canary DT!!!!!
Well you all know how much I totally adore her images and how much I love the cards I make with them. I am so happy and thrilled to be part of such an amazing team of artists and can't wait to get cracking on even more cards with the stunning new digis available in store now!!!
Hugs to all
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Sunday, 15 January 2012

First Kenny K DT card Bow-dacious or "girls just wanna have fun"

Happy Sunday friends! Today is my first exciting DT showcase with the fabulous Kenny Ks Krafty Girlz wow! Our challenge for this week is Bow-dacious. We want to see bows on your creations and the bigger the better along with a stylish Kenny K image of course if you want to win a prize!
I have used the fabulous Kitty Katastrophe for my card and you can find her HERE.
I have used papers from echo park and rusty pickle along with a painted metal scroll corner from e crafts, flowers from WOC and a fab butterfly from recollections. My black tulle and deep pink ribbon are from stash and my sentiment is SU.
I have coloured Kitty with Prisma pencils and edged in worn lipstick and I have machine stitched all my layers.
You could win 5 amazing digis from Kenny K
Or a big stash of goodies from the uber fab Go Kreate!
So what are you waiting for?!
I would also like to enter my card into Anything goes challenge blog anything goes, Pixie cottage stitching, My mums craft shop here come the girls, Whimsy challenges happy birthday, for fun challenges anything goes, Crafts and me anything goes, Delightful pink, black and silver, Paperplay in stitches, Charisma happy birthday and DYSU pink.
Thanks so much for popping by my blog again and saying Hi, please check out the rest of the super talented teams creations!
Big hugs to you all
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