Thursday, 12 January 2017

All stitched up with the Southern Girls

Hello, it's me again! Only one post today...I promise! This card is for our new challenge over at Southern Girls. The theme is stitching...real or faux and we're sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter and Wild Orchid Crafts, so two very lucky people will be winning a lovely prize. My cute image is courtesy of Sasayaki Glitter, she's called Mia and is available here. She's coloured with copics and die cut using a stitched edge die. The fishtail banner is sewn on using real, ahem yes... real stitching! I added a swirly die cut, a few pearls and a stamped sentiment. 
Be sure to pop over to Southern Girls to admire the lovely creations of my talented teamies, there's a lot to enjoy there, then it's up to you to get stitching and join the fun.
Thanks for taking the time to visit today....and for those of you in the UK stay warm!

Challenges entered:
Inspirationdestination #119
craftygalscorner #105 patterned paper
craftysentiments atg
craftingfromtheheart #142
creativecraftcottage #79 pearls

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Number 3!

My third and final card for today is for this week's challenge at Fab 'n ' Funky. Our theme this week is 'Birthday with a number' hosted by our lovely Pat K. We're sponsored by Bugaboo, and I decided to use an image that I already had and never got around to colouring, she's part of a set called Mini set kidz clowns, and totally cute. The Happy Birthday sentiment is part of the same set. I coloured with copics, fussy cut and popped her in front of a no.3 cut on my much neglected Cricut...a bright and cheerful card for a 3 year old. My youngest granddaughter will be 3 this year...and so will all her little friends!
Thanks for visiting today!!!

craftingwhenwecan #135
dragonflyjourneys #83 Birthday Bash
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #49
sparklesforum #87 Happy Birthday
catchthebug  atg

Fuzzy Bear

 Told you I'd be back! Here I am with my second post DT card for the first challenge this year at Creative Moments. As always it's anything goes, the optional theme for this fortnight is 'something new' and we're sponsored by SheepSki Designs. I used this cute Fuzzy Bear courtesy of our sponsor. I coloured him with copics, fussy cut and popped him into the aperture on my card.  Something new?... the digi, the tartan card blank (a gift) and the embossing folder.

I'll be back again with number 3!


Busy day....

Good's a busy day today with 3 Design Team posts due! Here's the first, my card for  the first challenge this year at Sweet Stampin' Christmas and it's 'Anything goes- Christmas'. For my card I used a great set of stamps that appealed to my (slightly sick!) sense of humour.... apologies to any vegetarians who may be offended!  The set is Daryl the Turkey by Hobby Art. Papers from stash and a die cut 'christmas' added beneath the stamped sentiment.
There's some fabulous (and tasteful!) inspiration from my lovely teamies over on the Challenge Blog, so why not hop over and take a look, then you have a whole month to add your own creations.
I'll  be back soon!
The male room #51 atg
abcchristmas atg or B (Bag on his head!)
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2 JNanuary Challenge
letscreate Things with wings

Monday, 9 January 2017

Birthday boys!

I needed a couple of quick male birthday cards for two friends inconsiderate enough to be born in early January :) I have loads of cards suitable for the girlies but not many I can send to a man! Here's one of them...the other has already gone- with no time to take a photo! I used the same sketch for both...just varying the papers, sentiments  and doggy image!
Thanks for looking!

allsorts #397
pattiescreations #130

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Something New at Crafty Calendar

Good morning, running late again...should have posted this yesterday but time ran away from me...again! The first challenge of the year at Crafty Calendar is up and running....the theme is 'Something New' ...very popular theme right now! Our sponsors this month are the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps and  Lawn Fawn. I chose this cute Bugaboo image-Peapod Babies--Benny to make a new baby card.  (Thanks Bugaboo!) As I've been somewhat busy lately I kept the design very simple again.
We'd love you to come and play with us this month, just click here to visit the main challenge blog, check out the fabulous makes of the rest of the DT and add your own beautiful creation for us to admire.
Thanks for visiting today, have a great week!

Challenges entered:
do-allkreatives something new (baby!)
Dragon's Lair New beginnings
simplycreatetoo new beginnings
cagichallenge Something new
catchthebug anything goes

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Something new

Good morning and a slightly belated Happy New Year! I've not been around much for a couple of weeks as life was very busy...Christmas, New Year and a wedding in between. My son and his lovely partner tied the knot (finally!!:) on the 29th was an absolutely magical day, hopefully I'll have some photos to share soon.

My first card today -and first this year - is my DT card for our new Challenge at Sweet Stampin' which is aptly enough 'Something New' , you can interpret this however you like, but don't forget to include some stamping! My something new is this gorgeous flower stamp from Imagination Crafts, I inked it up with black Stazon and stamped it onto DP, then matted it onto more DP from the same pad, very quick and easy! The sentiment stamp is new too...a magazine freebie!

Thanks for calling by, hopefully you'll be tempted to play along with us this week to show off some of your lovely new Christmas pressies! Just click here to see what my lovely teamies have created for your enjoyment, and of course to add your own beautiful creations.

I'll be back soon with another DT card!


Challenges entered:
craftrocket #30 something new (stamp)
starstampz show off your new stuff
craftygalscorner something new
lilredwagon #375 something new
.simonsaysstamp something new
craftysentiments. something new