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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Shape Up

Good morning all,
Can you believe we are at the end of August already? Where did summer go?
It's Thursday and as usual we have a brand new challenge over at CRAFT challenge.

This week we would like to see your
Shaped Cards

Our three fantastic sponsors this week are
The Stamping Boutique                              Floppy Latte Designs 

I have three cards today

The first is a snow globe shaker card using a stamp from Little Darlings called Snowy Friends.


The Papers are from Bearly Mine Designs
The snowflakes were made using a Marianne Creatables Die
Holly buttons from ebay
Snow globe template from here
The image is coloured with Promarkers

My second card is a rocker card using Puppy Surprise from Stamping Boutique


The papers are by Katie Pertiet over at Designer digitals 
I made the shape using my go kreate xxl scalloped circle.
The cute image is coloured with Promrakers.
Buttons from ebay
Sentiment is Lilly of the Valley

and finally

Using Blanche from Saturated Canary

I have used this shape before and it is such a quick and easy celebration card to make.
bottle template can be obtained from here
labels can be obtained free from here
Ribbon is from fantastic ribbons and flowers from Wild Orchids.

I am entering all three cards into the following challenge

This is such a fun challenge.
I do hope you will join in the fun.
Pop over and have a look at my fellow team members' projects.

Have a good Thursday




Monday, 27 August 2012

Boys Will be Boys!

Good morning all, hope those of you in the UK are enjoying the holiday weekend.
Today as usual on Mondays we have a new challenge over at INCY WINCY this week.
Our theme this week is is
Boys
It's as simple as that, we want to see your creations for boys.

Our two fantastic sponsors this week are

Here is my DT card using Ryder Cole


The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley
Burgundy Jute ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts
The miniature buttons are from ebay.
The image is coloured with ProMarkers
The papers are from a set called 'Snug' by Robyn Meierotto 
and  'Mocha' also by  Robyn Meierotto which can be found here.

This has to be one of my favourite boys images and is a dream to colour.

Thanks for stopping by, please visit my fellow teamies and leave them some happy comments.
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday




Thursday, 23 August 2012

A little magic for a special girl

Hi all,
Well we are coming nearer to the end of the Summer holidays and i really don't know where the time goes when I am at home. The days just fly by!
 Over at CRAFT  this week we have another easy challenge for you. The theme for our new challenge is 
Fairies

We would like to see fairies somewhere on your projects.
As always we have several sponsors this week......

I chose a Meljen image - Fru fru Fairy Pony to create a first birthday card for my very special honory grandaughter. ( I am her mum's godmother and her mum died a few weeks after Imogen was born so I have become her nanna)


I really can't remember where the papers are from - sorry.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.
I added Angel Whispers glitter to the wings hooves, tail and mane
The roses are from Wild orchids everything else is from my stash.

I am entering this into the following challenge


I hope you enjoy making your projects as much as I did this.

Have a great day.



Monday, 20 August 2012

Photo Inspiration

Good Morning All,
                         
                            What an amazing day we had yesterday. We travelled to watch our cricket team ( Warwickshire County Cricket Club) play a team called the Unicorns down in Buckinghamshire on the Wormsley estate owned by the Getty family. Talk about an idyllic setting. The estate is beautiful and the cricket ground was just so pretty. The weather was glorious, the company as always fantastic and we won! The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Over at INCY WINCY designs this week, we have a new challenge and this week it is a photo challenge.

Our generous sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter

Here is the beautiful photo to inspire you


For my DT card I used this gorgeous image called 'maniac' and the colours from the picture rather than the scene.


As always the image is coloured with Promarkers
The swirl is a Cheery Lyn Die
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiment is from Lilly of the Valley
Ribbon and gems are from my stash.
The papers are from Raspberry Road designs.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Enjoy your day and the challenge - I  will be popping by everyone's blog this week.



Thursday, 16 August 2012

Boxing clever

Good morning peeps,
I trust you are all well. It's Thursday again and honestly I just don't know where the time goes when I am on holiday! I have been doing a lot of crafting - trying to get a head start on my Christmas cards this year so I'm not rushing at the last minute like last year.
Today over at CRAFT  we have a new challenge.  
We would like you to make a box
Our amazing sponsors this week are 


For my box I chose a pre coloured digi from Scrapper's Delight. They have some gorgeous stamps both pre coloured and outline images. If you are unfamiliar with this site you really should pop over and take a look.



I wanted to make a fairly large box to hold some things for a Christmas present and the person I have in mind to give it to loves traditional Victorian style Christmas things.

The papers are from Stamping all day and Raspberry Road designs

The lace is from Hobby Craft
The poinsetta , leaves and corners were cut using a Marianne Creatables die.
The gold card is from my stash and I've had it so long I can't remember when I bought it!
The base and lid are cut using Go Kreate XXL dies.

It took an age to make because I had to keep leaving it to do other things - I hate doing that  I would much rather keep going on a project.

I hope you like it.
I am entering this into the following challenges 
Make it Monday Anything Goes 
Challenge up your life - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Anything goes

Please pop over to my fellow teamies blogs whos have created some awesome projects.

Have a fab Thursday - off to clean the house now.



Monday, 13 August 2012

Where did the sun go?

Good morning all,
It rained here yesterday so fingers crossed for a fine day today. Hopefully our challenge over at INCY WINCY this week will encourage the sun to reappear.

Our theme today is Beach Days and our fabulous sponsor is.......

The Digi Garden

My DT card this week is a fairly simple one - not a flower embellishment in sight!


The papers are from a digi kit by Celeste Knight called Nautical you can get them here
The image is Jenni and is coloured with Promarkers
The shells and starfish are part of a set from Dunelm
The life buoy sentiment was made  on  my PC and die cut with spell binders circles.
Have fun with the challenge and pop over to my fellow teamies' blogs to check out their inspirational projects.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Truly Madly Crafty - Summer Fun
Crafty Pad - Summer Vacation
Quirky Crafts - Schools out for summer
Party Time Tuesdays - by the sea
Craft punked - beside the seaside.

Enjoy your day


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Charming!

Good morning peeps,
It was a glorious day here yesterday in spite of the cloudy start. Fingers crossed that today is good too and that my plumber turns up to fix the leaking toilet.
This is the third attempt and I am not too impressed since the bathroom is directly above the room I keep my crafty stash in and last time the water came through the ceiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's Thursday already and that means a new challenge over at CRAFT.

This week we would like you to ....
Add a charm

As always we have some amazing sponsors


For my card I chose one of the Santa stamps from Digi Darla


I just love the Vintage look of this stamp so I teamed it up with Victorian Holiday papers from Raspberry Road Designs
The swirl is cut from a Cheery Lynn die
The Ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons
The mini pine cones were from ebay - I sprayed them with stick and stay and rolled them in gold glitter.
The pine branches are punched from a Marthar Stewart punch.
The charm was from beadaddicts
I added angel whispers glitter to the fur on his hat.
I am entering this into the following challenges 

Simon Says Stamp (ribbons, gems, punches)
Enjoy this challenge - you can be as creative as you like just remember to add a charm.



Monday, 6 August 2012

Sugar and Spice

Good morning all I hope you are all fit and well.
Today we have another fun challenge over at INCY WINCY Designs.
And I think you will agree that the Guest Designers and the DT have excelled themselves this time.

This week we are Sponsored by the Stamp Fairy


and our theme is .......
Sugar and Spice and All things Nice (girly)

We would like to see your projects aimed at girls - don't worry I'm sure the boys will get a turn soon!

For my card I combined two Stamp Fairy Images

Molly Winter - 5 and Mollie Winter 6



As you can see it is very girly!

The flourish and snowflake border are made using a memory box die.
The snowflakes edging is Marthar Stewart PATP - Aspen snowflake.
The glitter is angel whispers
Lace is from Wild orchids.
Ribbon and charms from ebay.
The papers are from Nitwit collections and Bearly Mine Designs.

Please pop over to my fellow teamies and leave them some love - there  projects are awesome.

Enjoy the challenge and have fun.

I would like to enter this card into the following  challenges
Paper crafting journey - anything goes
Make it Monday always anything goes
Paper Play Challenge Layer it Up 
Pile it on - add some metal ( charm)
Challenge up your life - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Die cuts/ punches




Thursday, 2 August 2012

Shaker card

Good morning all,
Well I don't know about your part of the world but the rain is back here although at the moment the sun is shining so fingers crossed.
Today over at CRAFT challenge we have a nice simple sketch for you to follow designed by Kevin


We would like to be able to see the basic sketch in your card but of course you can flip, rotate and embellish it as you would like.

As always we have some fantastic sponsors this week.


I decided to give myself an extra challenge and turn the sketch into a shaker card.

I teamed up Rudolph Mug from Crafty Pad Designs with a background from Make it Crafty



Ironically it was a gorgeous day when I took the photo so was able to photograph outside.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The mini Pine cones are from ebay and the snow flake and reindeer buttons are from my stash - can't remember where I got them from. 
The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs.
The ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons.

Enjoy the challenge and we all look forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations.