Saturday 29 April 2017

Make us laugh!

Good morning...this is a scheduled post so I hope it's here...if you know what I mean! There's a new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin' today and our theme this week is 'humour'. There's nothing funny about my is a very serious business...but I tried! Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' teamies' cards will  make you smile, then it's your turn to make us laugh!

Thanks for visiting...have a great week.

Monday 24 April 2017

Dressing up

A 'just for fun ' card from me today using some gorgeous stamps from Mo Manning...just couldn't resist these! All images coloured with copics, the centre one was printed twice, one image flipped to cut out and place in the mirror which is covered with acetate.

Created a concertina-ed card shape , I needed something that folded out to accommodate all the images and stamped sentiments. It folds up quite neatly though!
Papers are LOTV, sadly no longer available.
Thanks for calling by, have a good week.

Challenges entered:
craftingfromtheheart #156
incywincydesigns so so cute
pammiesinkypinkies #1717
addicted-to-stamps #146 not a square
Bronte & Bella #274
cardz4galz  #45 handbags and gladrags
color-inspiration-monday #21
Crafty Awesomeness April Ch.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

In the garden...

...I'm back! Here's my card for this week's challenge at Fab N Funky , it's our lovely boss lady, Judith's turn to host and pick the theme and a lovely theme it is too...'In the garden'...I'm sure I'm not the only one who's spent a lot of time there lately!
Our sponsor this week is the lovely Lemon Shortbread

Lemon shortbread Digi Stamps

The DT were given 2 sweet images to choose from...I couldn't choose so greedily I used girl with cat and gardening girl. The first image I coloured in it's entirety (Copics again!) and die cut into circle. The second image I just coloured the girl and fussy cut her. My base is a side step card, I've added some die cuts...a tree in blossom in a stamped pot, a tag with stamped sentiment, a stamped watering can , leafy branch and some die cut daisies on the lawn. 
My teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you so hop over here to enjoy them! We'd love to see what you make of this theme so hope to see you play along this week.
Thanks for visiting my blog, you're always very welcome!

PS Please scroll down for my previous card today :)))

addicted-to-stamps #146 not square

Spring has sprung...

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Creative Moments ...this fortnight the optional theme is 'Spring has Sprung' sponsored by 

I was given a sweet image to use by Sparkle N Sprinkle, Emily -Showers of Love, she's available here. I coloured her up with copics, a touch of glitter on the hearts, then die cut with a stitched circle die. I made a circle  side step base card and loaded it up with layers of die cut flowers and leaves.
Thanks for looking ...will be back in a bit with my Fab N Funky DT card,

Challenges entered:
cagichallenge it's a girl thing
craftingwhenwecan #142 one for the girls
qkrstampede flowers
pdelinkyparty #168 girly
fairytale- #166
unicorn #20 petal power
simonsaysstamp Showers and flowers

Sunday 16 April 2017

It's spring!

Just a quick post today to remind you that there's still plenty of time to enter our April Challenge at Crafty Calendar...this month's theme is April Showers or Spring. I made this card using a very beautiful image from one of our lovely sponsors, SheepSki Designs. It's called Butterfly Hair and is available here. I've used copics to colour my image. The yellow background is embossed, diecut butterflies and leaves and some punched flowers.
Hope you can find the time to play along...just click here to pop over to Craft Calendar Challenges for full details of sponsors and prizes!
Hope everyone is enjoying the Easter break,
Thanks for visiting.

Challenges entered:
sasayakiglitter. April Challenge
starstampz Spring or Easter
craftygalscorner  #118 pastels
diecuttindivas #312
shoppingourstash #298
daisychain #7
sheepski-designs #1

Saturday 15 April 2017

Paper Piecing at Sweet Stampin'

Happy Easter! Hope you're all enjoying the long weekend.  This week at Sweet Stampin' our challenge theme is 'paper-piecing' which is one of my favourite's easy to do, just needs a bit of accurate cutting and it has such a lovely effect.
My card is very CAS...the stamp is so large there's not a lot of room for anything else...just a stamped sentiment. The image is coloured with copics and I've paper-pieced her dress. Simples!
My lovely teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you this week...just click here to take a peek then it's up to you to get paper-piecing and join the fun!
Thanks for visiting!

Challenges entered:
colourcrazy week 15
addictedtostamps #237 make your mark
craftingbydesigns girls or flowers
thesisterhoodofcrafters stamp it
thecraftyaddicts #35
color-inspiration-monday #20
addicted-to-stamps #145
heartfulstamping  april challenge

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Sweet Stampin' Christmas...April Challenge

Good morning, hope the sun is shining where you are! We've had some fabulous sunshine here over the last few's almost it seemed a great time to make a Christmas card !!?! I've had a busy few days looking after my Mum so a quick and simple card from me! I'm trying very hard to make enough 'postable' cards this year, so quite pleased with this one. Some die cut trees...cut in white and pale grey card and offset. A stamped sentiment and embossed background inside a simple die cut frame.
There's some amazing creations from the rest of the team at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge, and as always it's an 'Anything Christmas' theme, so why not hop over here and take a peek...and why not join us this month, you'll be so glad you did later on in the year!

Have a lovely day

Challenges entered:
12monthsofchristmaslinkup #28
merrymondaychristmaschallenge #243 create a scene
christmascardchallenges #10
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge #328
mytimetocraft #343 no designer paper
mawtt #42 into the woods

Thursday 6 April 2017

Favourite colours

Good morning...where has this week gone?  I'm sure weeks are at least 2 days shorter than they used to be!! Thursday is here already and The Southern Girls have a new challenge for easy this fortnight the theme is 'Favourite Colour Combo'. I love blue and brown together so I used blue DP with kraft. The beautiful image, Lily, is courtesy of one of our sponsors for this fortnight, Ching-Chou Kuik. I've coloured her with copics . The extra lilies are coloured to match.
Take a look here at the Challenge Blog for full details of this fortnight's challenge and sponsors, there's some fantastic creations from my teamies ...hopefully they'll inspire you to play along with us, we'd love to see your favourite colours too!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today.

Challenges entered:
craftygalscorner #117
thepapershelter  #288 digital
cardsinenvy Fantasy and flowers
4craftychicks #345 flowers

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Buttons'n' bows

...told you I'd be back! Here's my DT card for our new challenge at Fab 'n'Funky, this week it's our lovely Susan's turn to host and pick the theme...and what a lovely theme she's chosen! It's 'buttons and/or bows, sponsored this week by the fabulous Bugaboo these digi stamps, there's so much choice and something for every occasion.
It's my beloved eldest granddaughter's birthday today....she's 10 years old but it seems like yesterday that this wonderful little person came into the world! I made this card  for her...from my Mum, her Gran-Nana, who used to love to make her own cards when she was still able to. The cute image is kidz punky topper, coloured with copics.
There are some amazing creations from my talented teamies over on the Challenge Blog so why not hop over and feast your eyes? We'd be delighted to have you play along with us this week, so time to search through your stash for those cute buttons and gorgeous ribbons and get creating!
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

Please scroll down if you would like to see my previous post today!

Challenges entered:
ribbongirl April Challenge
Bugaboo Crafty CH. #3
LTSCB #96 Girlz rule
catchthebugblog. atg
Double D Neons/brights
simonsaysstamp Happy Birthday

Easter bunnies

Good morning, hope you're all enjoying a good week so far! Still busy here...being retired isn't all it's cracked up to be you know! Still, I'd hate to get bored so no complaining :))
I made these little treat boxes as my DT inspiration for this fortnight's challenge at Creative Moments. I found a lovely tutorial here, they were really quick to make and are filled with tiny choccy eggs for my three granddaughters. The fabulous Daydreaming Bunny is from QKR Stampede (thank you)  he's coloured with copics and fussy cut then just adhered to the front of the box.
Our challenge this time is ,as always, anything goes...with an optional twist of 'Easter', we're sponsored this time by QKR Stampede and Creative Bug. Please click here to visit the challenge blog for full details of prizes etc and for more inspiration from my lovely teamies.

I'll be back later ....

Challenges entered:
shoppingourstash #297
dreamvalley #153
cagichallenge  Easter
craftingwhenwecan #141
thepaperplayers #338
qkrstampede #237 (atg)
2craftycrittercrazies # 1

Saturday 1 April 2017

April showers..

I'm back again as threatened!... Here's my card for April's Challenge at Crafty Calendar which is, aptly enough, 'April showers or Spring'. We have two fabulous sponsors this month- 

both offering lovely prizes for our lucky winners.
I made my  card using Tulip Umbrella, a sweet image from Miss Daisy Stamps. 
Thanks for calling by today, please hop over to Crafty Calendar to see what my lovely teamies have created ...hopefully you'll be inspired to join in with a lovely creation of your own.
Have a lovely weekend.

Please scroll down to  see my first post today ;)

Challenges entered:
cardmania #91
sunnydaycrafting spring
pdelinkyparty #166 spring
throughthepurplehaze #121 springtime
craftycardmakers #185

enjoy the journey

Good morning, haven't posted for a while as I've been somewhat busy lately but I have two cards to share today...this one is my DT card for the new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin', the theme is 'travel or journey'.  You really don't want to know how many times I've pulled this card apart and re-jigged it! I've used a Tim Holtz compass stamp, the small airplanes and sentiment are also stamped. The black panels are embossed but I can't make it show up in a photo. The DP and die cut corner are Amy Design.
Hope to see you play along with us this week...just click here for more inspiration from my lovely teamies!

I'll be back...very soon!

audsentiments #176
Double D  Things that fly
fashionablestamping modes of transport