Wednesday 31 May 2017

Chilly penguins!

Hi , back again as threatened promised! Here's my card for this weeks challenge at Fab 'n' it's the last Wednesday in the month it is of course a Christmas theme and it's our lovely Jools' turn to host. Our sponsor this week is none other than the fabulous Bugaboo !
Bugaboo Stamps

I used a cute  digi stamp Winter penguin trio, which again I have had for some time. These little images are such fun to colour! I again used my trusty copics and added glitter to the snowballs. 

We hope you find the time to play along with us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, for more inspiration just click here to see what  festive delights my lovely teamies have created.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave!


PS My DT card for Creative Moments is on the post beneath, just scroll down if you want to take a look!

hollyandivy #7
christmascardchallenges #13 atg
Alphabet Challenge 'F' for feathered friends
Winter wonderland hats or scarves
Rudolph Day May Challenge

Magical Birthday

Good morning, I hope the week is going well for you so far...mine is going very fast, probably because of the long weekend I'm a day behind! At least I remembered to post my DT cards today! This one is for our new challenge at Creative Moments...the optional theme this fortnight is 'Birthdays' a lovely easy challenge! We have 2 lovely sponsors :


I have used a Mo Manning image to make my card, I've had this gorgeous wizard lurking in my folder for some time and was itching to colour him...and as I'm really trying to make more masculine themed cards at present , this was the perfect opportunity. He's coloured with copics...loads of sparkle pen on his crystal ball (rather more than I intended came out really fast, must have squeezed the pen a tad hard :). The purple paper behind the image is embossed with a spider web, the edges distressed and embossed with a bit of frantage.

For more inspiration check out what my teamies have been up to by clicking here to visit the challenge blog.
Thanks for looking, will be back later today with my Fab N Funky Dt card

Challenges entered:
themaleroom #61 (clock, stars and 'birthday' are die cut)
watercooler  WWC121- atg
color-inspiration-monday  #22
crazychallenge #249 birthday
qkrstampede birthday
creativeknockouts #195 embossing

Saturday 27 May 2017

Something old...

Good morning! Seems like ages since I had a card to share, but here I am with my DT card for this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin'. The challenge this week is to use very old stash....the older the better! We all have plenty of that lurking about so a great opportunity to use some of it!
Most of the things I've used on this card are old...the stamp is a wood backed one, I've had it for years but I still think it's lovely! I've coloured the image with copics and fussy cut.
The papers are old...I think they're MME , again I've had them for years, used them loads when I first bought them and kind of hoarded the rest. The doily is old. I bought a large pack years ago...hardly ever use them! The ribbon is old too. The teacup die cuts are new...magazine is the sentiment, they just seemed perfect with the stamp!
I feel quite virtuous using up all that hoarded stash :))
We'd love for you to play along this week...come on you know you want too could be walking around with a virtuous glow! For more inspiration from my lovely teamies, and to add your own fabulous creation just click here to be transported to the Challenge Blog.
Hope the sun is shining where you are, have a great weekend!
Challenges entered:
crafting-with-friends #44
pattiescreations #134
craftygalscorner #124 2 or more DP
cutiepie #111 ribbon and rubber
mmmchallenge #46 sugar and spice
ooh-la-la #229 food and drink
hanna and friends #274 tea or coffeee
cardz4galz #48 (Getting to know you -from The King and I)

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The animals went in two by two....

Well here I am again...this time with my DT card for our new challenge at Creative Moments. Sponsored by QKR Stampede

the theme this fortnight is Anything Goes.
I chose this cute stamp Noah by Rick St Dennis (thanks!!) and coloured it with copics and made a circular easel card, simple design with some layered mats, twine and a die cut anchor.
Apologies for dodgy photo...the light was terrible!
Thanks for taking the time to visit, please scroll down if you would like to see my earlier card today.

Have a lovely day

... in the background..

Good morning, another week is flying past, soon be the weekend again, today we have a new challenge for you over at Fab N Funky, the theme was chosen by our lovely host this week, Troppostella who would like you to create your own background  or use a background stamp. Our sponsor this week is Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet Stamps
who kindly gave the DT some fabulous digis to play with.
I used dream dangle background digistamp, my focal image is a sweet little fairy from Mo Manning, coloured with copics. I added the die cut bubbles (they are very  sparkly IRL!) and a scattering of sequins.
As always, my teamies have created some fabulous cards to inspire you...just click here to take a peek, we're looking forward to seeing what you make of this fun challenge.


Saturday 13 May 2017

Shabby chic at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning and happy weekend. I'm here today with my DT card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'...the theme is 'Shabby Chic'.
I have to admit that although I love the look of this style I'm a bit outside of my comfort zone, no matter how I try my cards look a bit 'junky' whilst other people seem to effortlessly pile on the layers and embellishments splatter on some paint...everything but the kitchen sink.. and their cards look absolutely fantastic!!!
I stamped the tag using a rubber stamp I've had for years, can't remember the make but the image is so sweet, cut it out, distressed the edges and added a brad, twine and the pearl trim. I cut the butterfly and bee from the bottom layer of DP and tucked them between the layers, added lace and pearls, a few die cuts and flowers tied with unravelled string...meant to add some paint 'splats' but I forgot....
Thanks for taking the time to visit...It would be great if you found the time to play along this week...just click here for more inspiration from Team Susan!

fussyandfancy #187 pink pearls and posies
cardz4galz #47 add some texture
create and inspire # 62
creativesketchygirls #11
 pearlysparkles #16
alwaysfun #5
lostcoast #36

Wednesday 10 May 2017

It's never too early...

Good morning and welcome. It's time for our May Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'... nearly half way through the year already!!! I thought I'd made a card for this challenge before I went on holiday...realised I hadn't so panic stations! Fortunately I'd already coloured up this cute LOTV digi image so this card was quick and simple to make.
My little stash of Christmas cards is quietly growing...I'm going to be SO pleased I started early this year, I'm hoping no last minute panic in will be a first!!
My lovely teamies have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you this month, they're such a talented bunch! Just click here to take a look...and then it's your turn to inspire us (...and believe me you do!!!) with your own fantastic festive creations.
Thank you for visiting my blog...and many thanks for all the wonderful and encouraging comments that you have left recently, they are very much appreciated.

Challenges entered:
christmaswiththecuties add holly
ooh-la-la-creations #228 B (bunnies and bow)
craftyfriends #57 cute
Winter wonderland add sparkle (glitter on fur)
2craftycrittercrazies  #2
12monthsofchristmas #29
merrychristmaschallenge May atg

Sunday 7 May 2017

...May flowers..

Hellooo...back from  my hols in the New Forest, had a  relaxing break in a beautiful area, everything is so fresh and lovely at this time of year...but the weather could have been a bit warmer!  At least we didn't get much rain...only once - complete with hailstones! We took Matilda our Great Dane who had a fabulous time...she loves holidays! She is very patient with the attention and admiration she receives, accepts it as her due...and a bit bemused by the animals this time, she's not really used to anything being bigger than she is so the donkeys, ponies and cows wandering past our door were a bit of a surprise! 
My card today is for the new Challenge at Crafty Calendar, this month the theme is 'flowers', our sponsors are All Dressed Up

Lemon Shortbread

I used a beautiful image from Lemon Shortbread, available here. Coloured with copics and die cut with a stitched circle die, she's framed with a ribbon-threaded scalloped circle and a doily. I made a rocker card and embellished with flowers. the tiny tags are LOTV. 
My teamies have excelled themselves this month, their inspiration cards are absolutely gorgeous and you really don't want to miss them, so just click here to hop on over and take a peek. Of course we'd love to see what you can create for this lovely challenge too!
Thanks for looking, have a great week.

Challenges entered:
 qkrstampede #242 feminine
4craftychicks #349 bows
cardz4galz #46 shaped card
creativeknockouts #192 doily
inthepink #118 birthday

Thursday 4 May 2017

Punch it out!

Good morning...another scheduled post,  this time for our new challenge over at Southern Girls...we want you to use an actual punch on your creations. I've loads of punches that tend to be sadly neglected these days...I used to use them all the time! The punch I used is a Martha Stewart border punch which is a real old favourite. I also used a splatter' die cut (Tim Holtz). The image is courtesy of our lovely sponsor this fortnight - Rory's Graffiti Believe - from Lacy Sunshine.
For full details of the challenge, sponsors and prizes, please click here to visit the challenge blog. There are some fabulous creations from my lovely teamies for you to enjoy, then it's up to you to dig out those punches and join the fun!
Thanks for visiting!


Challenges entered:
cardmania #92 life is colourful
papercreators #58 bright and bold
craftingfromtheheart #157
/pammiesinkypinkies #1718
cagichallenge - make it square

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Lovely Ladies

Good morning...back again with another scheduled post! This is my DT card for this weeks Challenge at Fab N Funky. It's our lovely and so talented Pat K's turn to host this week and she's chosen the theme of 'Lovely ladies'.  Our sponsor for this challenge, Crafts and Me generously gave the DT some gorgeous images to play with, I chose to use this beautiful Audrey Hepburn image by Emily Luella. It's already shaded so I decided not to colour it, just printed it out in sepia tones and used a touch of distress ink around the edges. I stamped the rose (magazine freebie!) onto the corner of a piece of dp, coloured with copics and added a spattering of white frantage. Distressed edges and faux stitching. I added a film strip die cut and flowers, a few brads and pearls. The sentiment and banner are stamped.
This is such a lovely theme that I'm sure loads of you will want to play along with us... just click here to join the fun!
Thanks for looking!

watercoolerchallenges #117 feminine
thepapershelter. #292 flowers
crafterscafe  #172 feminine
creatalicious  #114
cccdigicreations  #72 use pearls
alwaysfun #4 flowers
craftycardmakers #187 pearls or gems