Tuesday 29 October 2013

Fabulous 40!

Well hello again, didn't expect to see me back again so soon, did you? Well here I am, it's still Tuesday and that means it's also time to visit the lovely Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge Blog to see what  fabulous new challenge we have for you! I'm lucky enough to be a guest designer  for a few weeks! I have been given some absolutely gorgeous images to work with ( thanks so much Kerry!:)) and am thoroughly enjoying myself!
This fortnight there is a photo for inspiration, this is a first for me!
This is the photo.... you REALLY don't want to know how long it took me to work out how to get this photo onto this post!!!!
 Oh, how I wish I wasn't quite so technically challenged!!!
(But I did it in the end...yay!!!)
Anyway, back to the card, I chose to use the Through the Ages -40 stamp which you can find here. I coloured the image with copics, I then printed it again, much larger and cut out just the cake part to mount on the embossed background paper. Hope you like it.
Well that's all from me for now.
Have a good day!
 Challenges entered:
lexiscreations birthday celebrations
ooh-la-la-creations food/ drink
pinkgem more than one fold

Do the happy dance!

Good morning my lovelies! It's time for the new challenge at Songbirds!  This fortnight our song is 'Dancing Queen' - Abba of course! We would like to see dancing or a queen (or of course, both!) on your cards. We are sponsored by the fabulous Saturated Canary who very generously provided us with some of her beautiful images to play with. I chose to use Zorana, this beautiful gypsy dancer. She's coloured with copics and a tiny dash of atyouSpica glitter pens. The papers are DCWV ,Mariposa.
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to visit Songbird Challenges to see what the rest of the team have made, you have a real treat in store, not only does the blog have an amazing and beautiful new look, we also have some very talented new design team members with some fabulous inspiration for you!
Hope to see your card there!
mytimetocraft butterflies
craftyhands anything goes
creative moments lace/anything goes
fabnfunky distress

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Mid week reminder and new 'Skinnies' at LCI

Good morning! It's release time for the next 6 gorgeous Skinny Malinkys at Ladybugs Crafts Ink!  Here's my second GDT card for this lovely challenge, I would like you all to meet the elegant and so classy  Kera... she is soooo gorgeous, an absolute delight to work with! As soon as I saw her I knew what I wanted to make, something  quite simple and stylish, to suit her personality. Her dress, hat and shopping bags have all been paper pieced, and a little glossy accents added to her sunglasses and some of the bags.  Oh, how she loves to shop!!! 

There are 5 more of these lovely ladies being shown off today to complete the collection, that makes it 12 in all! If you missed last weeks girls just visit the challenge blog by clicking HERE! You can see all 12 of the Skinny Malinkys, and find out how you could win the complete collection of these fabulous digis!. There is also still plenty of time to enter the current challenge 'Anything goes'.
Thanks for looking!
Have a lovely day.

creativefingers girls just wanna have fun
wagsnwhiskers paper piecing
milkcoffeechallenge spots and dots
rubysrainbow buttons

Sunday 20 October 2013

Anything but a card....

I'm back again already with my project for our new challenge at Hobbycutz, which is to make anything that isn't a card. I made this quite simple picture frame to show off these lovely photos of my beautiful granddaughters. It's made from mount board, covered with a spotted paper, edged with punched border, the 2 lovely wooden swirls are from Hobbycutz.
We'd love to see your take on our challenge and you could be lucky enough to win a prize from our sponsors this week, Crafty Sentiments, so why not pay a visit to Hobbycutz Challenges now !
Have a great day!

Saturday 19 October 2013

Hands up if you have one of these.....

Happy Saturday!
For our new challenge at Sweet Stampin' we want to see your Monster Birthday makes.... you can interpret this in your own way... it could be a 'monster' number! For my card I chose to use this cute little fella from Pollycrafts, and as I can think of several recipients for this card :) I think he's going to have a lot of outings!
I hope you will find the time to visit the challenge blog to see how the rest of my lovely and so-talented teamies have interpreted this challenge. We are sponsored by Sir Stampalot andThe Ribbon Girl, so why not share your own monster creation, you could be a lucky winner!
Enjoy the weekend!
Challenges entered:
sisteract #29 anything goes
stampinfortheweekend anything goes
.4craftychicks layers
charismacardz - he is a little bit greedy!!!
milkcoffee spots and dots
fabnfunky spots and stripes
thestampingchef spots and stripes

Thursday 17 October 2013

Shimmer and shine!

Good morning! I'm back again with my DT card for Southern Girls Challenge. This fortnight our theme is 'Shine on'... so we would like to see your shining shimmery creations! Think of the fun  you can have with all those lovely glimmer sprays and mica paints! we have Three lovely sponsors Rhoda Design Studio, Flourish With a Bling and Marianne Design, all with fabulous prizes!.
My card is a fairly simple design, the ivy wreath is made using Marianne Creatables Die LR0206. The image is a Sweet Pea stamp, coloured with copics . I then used perfect pearls to give her wings and dress  some sheen, and the butterflies are stamped, coloured with copics and painted with perfect pearls to make them shimmer. The background paper has been sprayed with glimmer mist to add to the shimmery effect, unfortunately none of this shows very well in my photos, so you'll just have to take my word for it!:)
Thanks for visiting, don't forget to hop over to Southern Girls to see what my talented teamies have created to inspire you, - then get out all your lovely shimmery, shiny stuff, make something beautiful and join  in the fun!
 Challenges entered:
craftycreations -sparkle and shine
creativecardcrew sun, moon and stars
ooh-la-la things with wings
rogueredhead die cut divas
totallygorjuss things with wings

Wednesday 16 October 2013

A Christmas card!

Well, I had to give in and start sometime! This is actually 5 days early for me... I try not to think about Christmas until my daughter and granddaughter's birthdays are over (19th and 21st October).
For this card I used a Delicious Doodles image- 'Snow Cuddles' coloured with copics. The die cuts are both Memory Box. It's quite a simple card 'cos I don't like to spend too much time on each Christmas card as there are so many to make!- Also I need to post them!!!
Thanks for looking!

Challenges entered:
deepocean Christmas is round the corner
addicted-to-stamps Christmas is coming
onestitchatatime Winter Wonderland
robynsfetish square cards only
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge make it square
papercreators dies and punches
fairytale snowflakes, wintertime, gemstones

Tuesday 15 October 2013

New Release Blog Hop at Ladybugs!

Good morning! I've something exciting to share with you today.... not only is there a fabulous new range of digis being released at Ladybugs Crafts Ink, they have invited me to design a card for them using one of  these lovely new images! My first GDT post! I won't keep you waiting any longer....ta da! Here's my card                                     
I was given the gorgeous Veronica to play with, can't you just tell she loves her bling, dahling!

                                                                   Here's a closer look
Doesn't she just love a bit of sparkle?!
Right, let's get back to the Hop.... you should have reached me from Susan's Blog . If you haven't then go to ladybugscraftsinkchallenge to start ... you don't want to miss out on the chance of winning the amazing prize that Kerry is offering- the whole set of these fabulous images, 6 released today and another 6 next week! All you have to do is visit each blog and collect the letters you find there, spell the word or phrase and email your answer.... and you could be the lucky winner of 12 images after the second release.
So here's my letter
Now you need to hop off to Rose's place to see her beautiful creation!
Thanks for hopping by and good luck!
I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
digidarla - pink
sparklensprinkle anything goes
Whoopsiedaisy -spots and dots
useyourstuff -bling
craftingwhenwecan -make it sparkle

Saturday 12 October 2013

If the broom fits....

Hello and happy Saturday... what's left of it! Not feeling too great today, sore throat and achey (whinge,,, moan...) so have had a lazy day, reading and playing. At least it's given me time to make a card for the challenge over at Less is More, one of my very favourite challenge blogs! The theme this week is One Layer :Wizards and Witches. I really had fun getting inky with this one, lots of masking and distress inks! The gorgeous witch is from Prairie Fairy and the sentiment is a freebie digi I found ages ago! Thanks for looking, have a great evening (yeah... it's 'Strictly' tonight!)
I'd like to enter these challenges:
L.I.M. One layer, wizards and witches
crafts4eternity CAS
audsentiments funny Halloween

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Songbirds are back!

Good morning and here's something to sing about- Songbird Challenges are back! This fortnight our chosen song title is 'Blue Hawaii' and we would like to see lots of blue on your cards, what could be simpler!? We are sponsored by Scribbles Designs who gave us some fun images to use. I chose to use this cool skateboarding frog on my card, which is for my nephew's 9th birthday! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll take the time to pop over to Songbird Challenge blog and join in the fun!
Have a great day!

Challenges entered;
O.S.A.A.T. Use a digi
pinkgem lets hear it for the boys
craftitude Things beginning with S (skateboard)
C.R.A.F.T. cats/dogs/pets/animals
paper-craftingjourney for the boys
inkyimpressions blue as main colour
themaleroom animal, avian, aquarian
rheddandrosies masculine
stamp-n-doodle boys and their toys

Sunday 6 October 2013

Trick or treat!

Good morning! Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend so far! I'm planning a lazy relaxing day today after having the girlies while Mum's away! I totally love them both to pieces but after a 24 hour stint  I am not too sad to see them go home with Daddy...altho' it's very quiet here without them!!! (a 4 year old (with attitude)+ 6 year old (genius/diplomat) + Great Dane pup= not an easy mix!!!).
This week at Hobbycutz Challenges  the theme is Halloween and I decided to make a scrapbook page for a change. It's been months since I last made a L/O and I really enjoyed this one (despite feeling really rusty!). Our sponsors this week are Bearly Mine Designs and they generously supplied us with some fabulous digital papers which you can see behind the photo of my beautiful granddaughter! (Did you ever see a less scary witch???) I drew and cut out the haunted house by hand the ghosties and title are cut on the Cricut. The fence, heart and flourish corner are all Hobbycutz wooden laser cuts.
We'd love to see your takes on this theme so why not pop over to Hobbycutz Challenges - you can feast your eyes on what the rest of the DT have made and then add your own creation for us to enjoy!
Thanks for calling by, See you soon!

I would like to enter these challenges:
craftycalendar Halloween
crazy4challenges Halloween
Sarah Hurley Challenges  Halloween
bearlymine Halloween
cuttinandstampin Halloween
emergencycrafters Halloween
corrosivechallenges cute and creepy

Saturday 5 October 2013

Officially Autumn!

Well hello lovely bloggers! In my book it's officially autumn as I'm back from my summer holiday! We- me, husband and Mathilda spent 2 lovely weeks in a cottage (well, converted tractor shed!) on the North Yorkshire moors- fabulous! I've never visited this part of the country before and had no idea how beautiful it is! Mathilda (my Great Dane pup) loved it...fields, pheasants to chase (dead rabbits to play with...yuck!), moors and beaches.. she spent every evening in a comatose heap! (so peaceful for us!)... anyway back to the DT make for Sweet Stampin'. If you haven't already guessed the theme this week is Autumn, we are sponsored by Cuddly Buddly and the Ribbon Girl.
This card isn't at all how it started out to be... I found it really hard to get back into crafting after my break! On the plus side I did use a long neglected Gorguss Girl... and the brads are even older! Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, please pop by the challenge blog to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team...  hopefully you'll be inspired to join us this week.

Challenges (to be updated!)
polkadoodle Autumn
quickquotes stamping
simplycreatetoo Fall/ Autumn
.4craftychicks Fall/Autumn
Creative Moments Anything goes/Autumn
rubysrainbow Autumn Colours
thesisterhoodofcrafters Tag
tuesdaythrowdown Colours of Fall
allsorts Autumn cololurs