Thursday, 29 September 2016
Lucky for me the new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday is CAS. This week we are sponsored by Magnolia - licious. I don't really do cards other than CAS. I love everyone elses, but just don't seem to be able to do them myself. Oh well, I just have to admire everyone elses. I am into making these easel calendars just now. What I am going to do with them (about 10 so far haha) I don't know. I was thinking about doing a Christmas craft fair, but I really wouldn't have enough things to sell. Guess I'll have wee sticky note calendars everywhere. haha.
The writing is a digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps from when they did digi stamps. I really wish they would bring them back, they were all gorgeous. The Ladybirds are an Elizabeth Crafts die. I added the pencil to one of my calendars and now I feel it's not finished without it.The papers are from Sweet Shoppe Designs - A Whimsical Garden by Kristen Cronin Barrow.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
The new Challenge over at Cute Card Thursday is now on the go with the theme Party Time. We are sponsored by Sherri Baldy. I have used one of her images for my card, you can find it here.The papers are from Sweet Shoppe designs - A Legacy of Love by Kristen Cronin Barrow. The coffee cup is a die by Impression Obsessions and the donut is by Taylored Expressions. I printed the sentiment.
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Once again another week has flown by and the theme for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is Vintage. Hmm, I don't do vintage. Just the thought of roughing it up a bit puts me in a sweat. But hey, it's a challenge right (and only a bit of paper - yeah). So here is the end result, and I'm quite liking it. I might just have to try it again. (Did I really just say that). We are being sponsored by Dis Digi Stamps with a $12 voucher to spend in store.
Well onto my card. I dug out an oldie stamp for this one. I have used a Leanne Ellis stamp from Sugar Nellie. You can get her in a super deal here. £9.99 for 5 stamps. What's not to love about that eh. But you can also get her on her own from here. The papers are digi from Michelerdesigns not that you can see much of them. The lace die is from Joanna Sheen and the birdcage is Tim Holtz. I decided to use some Imagination Crafts Alchemy Wax in Bronze to make it look a bit more aged. I have never used this before, but do like the result.
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Cute Card Thursday Challenge where they have the theme Animals/Creatures. A nice and easy one for you all. We are sponsored this week by All Dressed Up Stamps. So for my card I used Christmas Post from All Dressed Up. And another Christmas card for the box. Loads more to go right enough. The papers are from Papermania. I really must use up some of my papers. I like Digital papers, but have soo many real papers, that I have to at least try and use them once in a while. The snowflakes are dies from Paper Smooches. The circles are MFT stitched circles and the scallop circle is a Tonic die. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant. For the snow I used some embossing powder - I just love this effect for snow. I have followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
Oops, a bit late with this one. But hey, I'm here now. Well we have another Challenge over at Cute Card Thursday - the theme is House / Home. And we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts. So I decided to go with a wee gift for someone. Who wouldn't want wine and chocolate - right. I used a wee froggie stamp from Whimsy Stamps, and coloured it with Copics. The diecut reeds is from Joy crafts. It was actually bigger than I was expecting, but it's OK, I'm still getting to use it. The sentiment is printed from the computer and the small bit of paper is from Papermania. I added a few wee sequins because they were sitting on my desk crying to be used. Haha.
And a wee close up of the image. Maybe not the best picture, but you can see it anyway.
I am going to enter it into the ABC Challenge - O for open (anything goes).
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Well that's another week over. So here I am with my DT card for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday where the theme is words and numbers. We are sponsored this week by Ppinkydolls. For my card I have used this Cutie from Ppinkydolls. The Happy Birthday is from Whimsy stamps from when they did digi stamps. The balloons are from a Quickutz die that I have had for years. I added the 18 just because really. I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I am also going to enter it into the Challenge over at In the pink where the theme is make it sparkle.
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Well it's time for another challenge over at Cute Card Thursday where the theme is Kiddies / Babies. So I decided to use this cutie from Mo's Digital Pencil. The papers are from Pink Petticoat and I have coloured him (or her) up using Copics. The die is an MFT die. I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Yay, I have been asked to join the DT over at Cute Card Thursday. This was one of the first challenges that I came across (and just watched in awe at everyone's creations). So of course I had to say yes. Well, for my first challenge the theme is Dressing up and is being sponsored by All Dressed Up. So I have used Princess for a day from All Dressed Up, I mean everyone likes to be a Princess once in a while don't they. I have coloured her with Polychromos pencils and blended with Sansador using paper stumps. The papers are a very old set from Papermania. The make a wish is a stamp from Mama Elephant and the tag is an MFT die. I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Well, isn't time flying by. Yep - it's time for the challenge over at Sugar Nellie again. As always it is an anything goes theme, but make sure you use an image that you can get over at Funky Kits. I decided to make a Christmas Tag this month. I have been seeing cards with an acetate curve at the front. So I decided to try it, but on a tag. And I am quite liking it. So I cut the tag using the largest die from MFT Tag Die. The trees are from Impressions Obsessions, the snow drifts are MFT. The star is from Memory Box. I decided to give it a snowy feel by adding some Stampendous chunky embossing powder. Of course I used the super sweet mini Gorjuss Girl #10 Purrfect Love. I just love all the Gorjuss range and there is a great range of them over at Funky Kits. And finished off with a bit of ribbon.
I don't know if you can see the acetate any better in this one. But it is there I promise. I coloured her with Polychromos pencils and blended with Sansador using paper stumps. So what you waiting for - hop on over to The Sugar Nellie Blog and see what everyone else has made. There is a super prize of 4 stamps to be won, but you have gotta be in it to win it.
I am going to enter this wee cutie into the ABC Christmas Challenge where the theme is O for overlay. I think the acetate covers that.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
A moving card from me today. I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this one and actually quite like how it turned out. The image is from Simply Betty Stamps called Moving Betty. The one and only paper is First Edition and the feathers are a Joy craft die. I printed the sentiment and added an MFT die cut button and some twine. I even managed to hand it over without putting 3 rhinestones on somewhere. Quickly before I changed my mind - haha.
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Yep it's that time again. Time for another Challenge over at Sugar Nellie. These Months are just flying buy aren't they. It'll be Christmas before we know it. Haha - yes I did say the C word. I really do need to start my Christmas cards soon. I usually enjoy making them throughout the year, but I haven't made any this year - oops. Anyway - back to the challenge. As usual it is anything goes, as long as you use a Sugar Nellie stamp. They have a cool prize of 4 stamps or digis of your choice. So dig out your Sugar Nellie / Gorjuss Girl stamps and play along.
Well for my card I have used an oldie. Miss Tulip by Mary Hall. And she is only £2.00 - a bargain. I thought she would be good to colour with the Nature class from Kit and Clowder, but I haven't got the class yet. So when I do eventually get it (yep - I am likely to get it pretty soon) then I may colour her up again to see the difference. The square die is MFT, the Sun is Lil Inker and the tag is a Spellbinder die. The sentiment is Taloured Expressions I think. The paper is digi from Sweet Shoppe Designs - A Whimsical garden by Kristen Cronin Barrow. I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday but have rotated it slightly.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
I have made an Easel card for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. The theme is as always Anything goes, so nice and simple for you all. I have used one of the new stamp sets called Fancy Flamingos, and I love them. I had to go shopping for some Flamingo papers and found some digi ones from sweet shoppe Designs which I thought were perfect. So my card is A6 size and made into an easel card. I don't make them very often (not sure why) but sure do like the end result. The sun is a die from Lil Inker. I went looking for a sun die cos I didn't have any, now I have 4 - oops. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I stamped the sentiment on Vellum, just for something different.
And just another angle for ya.
Sunday, 26 June 2016
I'm a little late with my Challenge card for the Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge, but better late than never - right. Well I am still a Guest DT (for the month of June), so thought I had better get a move on. The theme for this Saturday Challenge is Wedding / Special Occasion. So I decided to use this cute couple - Lets Celebrate. Coloured with Polychromos Pencils and blended with Sansador using paper stumps. The papers are First Edition (I know real papers - shocking). The anniversary sentiment is from this stamp set too. I have also used the June Sketch from Kraftin Kimmie. I am going to enter this card into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge where their theme is Wedding / Anniversary. How lucky was that eh.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Well it's time over at Kraftin Kimmie's Challenge Blog for there anything but a card challenge. So I decided to make another one of my Sticky Note Calendars. Again, I am still waiting for next years Calendar Tabs, but I think they should be out next month - yay. I am lucky to be Guest Designer for the Month of June, so thought I would get something made for this challenge.
I make an Easel card out of an A6 size card. The sheep is coloured using Polychromos Pencils and blended with Sansador using paper stumps. Cut out with a MFT stitched circle die. The scallop die is from Tonic. I found a very old Quickutz die in my craft bits for the grass. Probably the first time used too - Haha. Added a square sticky note pad and pencil to the bottom part. The pencil loop is a bit of elastic (thought it would be easier to get the pencil in and out with elastic). Really simple to make. Now I'm just waiting for the Calendar Tabs to come out. Oh and the papers are by Papermania with green card for the mats.
Sunday, 12 June 2016
The time has come for the new release over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps to be released. And I am happy to say I am joining in on their Blog hop. I am again showing Floating Fiona, who is totally adorable. I have coloured her with Copics this time.
There is now a new store over at Kraftin Kimmie which looks super cool. And, if you place an order this weekend, Kim is sending you an extra wee freebie (it may be a stamp, sequins, buttons, brads, flowers or anything) Don't we just love surprises. And there are plenty of gorgeous stamps to be had, so go on, take a peek here.
For my card I have used Floating Fiona which is a clear stamp set, and is rather gorgeous. The papers are Echo Park - Summer Party. I coloured her with Copics ( I am just learning these so tend to avoid using them, but like the depth of the colours). I am pretty happy with how she turned out. The sentiment is also part of the same stamp set. The starfish charm was just crying out to be used, so I had to oblige haha. Oh, and don't forget the few sequins.
So go on and check out the whole release along the Blog hop. And, they are all now available too.
I am going to enter her into the challenge over at Sweet Stampin where the theme is lots of layers (3 or more).
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Woo hoo - I'm a Krafty Guest for today's new release sneek peek over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. Today is Day three and we're previewing the fab new stamp set called Floating Fiona by Artist Annie Rodrigue. And boy is it a cute set. You get one image and five sassy sentiments. You're really gonna love her.
You can get your hands on this set and all the others on Saturday night when they will be released. From Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Now for my take on her. She really was lovely to colour. I have a wee soft spot for dolphins, so she was perfect for me (even though it was a blow up dolphin - haha). I coloured her up with Polychromos pencils and blended with Sansador using paper stumps. The papers are nice and summery and are called Summer Party by Echo Park. I have kept things very simple (as usual), only adding some clouds and twine. The clouds are a Memory Box die which I have had for years. The sentiment is part of the stamp set and cut into a tag shape.
I am going to attempt to add the Linky thingie with all the Krafty Girls to visit. But if for some reason I don't get it right you can find the link back at Kraftin Kimmie's Blog.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
The Challenge over at Cute Card Thursday is for Holidays. So I went with Halloween for this. Over on Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Page they are celebrating Halloween early. Well every month til October to be precise. I might manage the monthly ones, but not too sure I will manage any daily challenges, but we'll give it a go. For this month they want to see Elegant Halloween. Hmm Elegant and Halloween so don't go together. I decided to go with a bag/box thing found here. I used a wee bit of DP around the bottom and added the web punch out around the bottom too. The punch is a Martha Stewart one I have had for an age. I added some liquid pearls on the web too, but they are kinda all different sizes - oops. I thought the doily added to the elegant look - right. I couldn't do Halloween without some Ghosts, so have added three wee Ghosts in there. Some are from a Memory Box die and some Taylored Expressions. The skull charm is a Sizzix die I have had for years (but is the first time used). I can't seem to find the image, but you can get others here.
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Haha, I think I may just have too many supplies. When I saw the theme for the Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie was Summer I didn't think I had any Summer stamps. Hmm - who had just bought some of the new release. Yep, very Summery stamps they are too. Plus I have a mountain of Mermaid stamps. Oh well - I guess I can play along. Anyway, here is my card, made with a few stamps from the Keep Swimming clear set. I can't find it in store at the mo (it may be sold out). The die cut seaweed/shells (that you can just about see) are from Taylored Expression. The papers are from Sweet Shoppe Designs - Baby it's cold outside by Jayday.
Friday, 27 May 2016
I was thinking about doing a craft fair at Christmas. The local Primary School has asked me the last coupe of years if I want a table. Hmm - no, I'm not that good. Haha. Well, I decided I might give it a go this year. Well, maybe. So I thought I would see what I could come up with. Well I decided to try these sticky note calendar things, and I must say I'm quite liking them. But I could be over run with calendars when I don't do the craft fair. Haha. Well the Calendar tabs don't come out til July (I think), so I had to make do with the only ones I could find (last years) for my photo taking. I thought about adding a wee pencil, so I now have to go back and add one to the other few I have made. Anyway, I have used the super cute A Furry Surprise from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. ( Stamp also available here in the UK). The papers are from Sweet Shoppe Designs. The tag is a die from MFT. I am entering it into the Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie where the theme is Animals.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Yep, it's that time again for the Sugar Nellie Challenge. Again we have an anything goes theme. Nice and simple for you all. For my card today I have used a digi stamp from the Simply Adorable range. This one is called Lizzie. And if you aren't into digi stamps, she is also available as printed stamps to colour from The Hobby House. (and the other set from The Hobby House). The papers are downloads from Sweet Shoppe Designs - Here without you by Krystal Hartley. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards which I have had for ages. Thought I should use some up. A bit of lace, a doily and some pearls to finish. Coloured with Polychromos pencils and blended with Sansador using paper stumps.
I am going to enter her into the Challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges where the theme is add a doily.