Monday, 25 August 2014

Elisabeth Bell's World August Challenge 'Pretty In Pink'

Good morning all, hopefully blogger is playing ball and you are reading this post. By now we should be all moved, unpacked and waiting for our telephone and internet to be put on in three days time. Let's see if it really happened that way lol.

I was lucky enough to win the July challenge over at Elisabeth Bell World and would like to thank them for my lovely digi images I won as well to say a big thank you to Sebrina who also donated a prize which was wonderful. 

As most of you know I am a huge Elisabeth Bell fan and so just couldn't pass up the offer of my being their guest designer this month. The challenge is 'Pretty In Pink' so all things girlie. I made this card for my daughter who turns 25 at the end of this month. She used to be the most girlie girl you would ever meet until she fell in love with her now husband and they took up all kinds of outdoor pursuits. I used this image as it reminded me of when she was young and would sit on her swing and let her brothers all take it in turns to push her so she didn't have to do any work lol.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Prima ??? I knew I should have wrote a list before packing everything!!
Medium - Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils
Sentiment - 
Ribbons & Ribbon Slider - Stash
Pearls - Home Bargains

Colours Used:-
Oops it has been packed!!

Sorry the info is a little vague.

See you in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

My Time To Craft 'Hair' Challenge

Good afternoon all, wow it is busy, busy, busy here at the moment. We are moving house on Wednesday so the packing is well under way, to the point we are either moving a box to get to something else or falling over them lol.

Ok so the challenge over at My Time To Craft has been 'Unusual Coloured Hair' for the last week and you still have until Friday to enter. I hadn't realised this post hadn't post until today so here it is for this week's inspiration!!

I chose to make this card which opens out from the image but can't remember the name of it. Not sure what happened to the colours in this photo but they are not looking too good on my computer lol. 

Card Stock -Lidl
Music Sheet - Stash
Ribbon - Stash

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink, Cerise & Pink Carnation
Trousers - Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink & Pink Carnation
Top - Ice Greys 1, 2 & 3
Trainers - Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink Pink Carnation
Guitar - Ive Greys 1 - 5 & Cinnamon

That is all from me for now, see you all soon.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

My Time To Craft 'Kraft' Challenge

Good morning all. 

I am here today to share my card I made for the new challenge over at My Time To Craft. This week we would like to see you use 'Kraft' on your project either by colouring on it or simply mat and layering. 

I decided to recreate a card I have made a couple of times now and it has been a popular choice by recipients.  I have used a Lili Of The Valley stamp called Christmas Baubles, stamped and then coloured on kraft card stock. A few gems added for the berries and card finished.  

Card Stock - Bazzill 

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Greens - Pine & Holly
Reds - Firebrick, Berry Red & Heat Wave

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-

That's all from me people, pop over and see the other ladies idea's and then get back outside and enjoy this wonderful weather, it may not stay for long!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

My Time To Craft 'Paper Piecing' Challenge

Good morning all, it is really sunny here today so looking forward to an afternoon resting in the garden before my trip to Doncaster's Summer Crafting tomorrow.

This fortnight at My Time To Craft we are doing 'Paper Piecing', this is where you use designer papers to colour to all or part of your image instead of your markers or pencils etc. I have used this stamp originally from Sugar Nellie but now available digitally and named 'Sweet n Sassy Hello Sunshine' by Elisabeth Bell. I stamped her out on my white card stock and then stamp just the area's I wanted onto the different scraps of designer paper, this method is great for using up scraps.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Cocoa, Cinnamon & Tan
Hat Leaves & Flowers - Pressed Leaf, Apple Cider, Sleigh Bell & Earth Yellow

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Elphine House - Rain or Shine

That's all from me, see you again soon.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Silhouette 'Print And Cut' Challenge

It's the time for another challenge over at

Ch# 15 Print N Cut
Begins: Tuesday, July 1
Ends: Thursday, July 31

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Sponsor this month is:

Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas

Print and cut is one of the many features I love about the silhouette, it doesn't mean you can only cut what is in the silhouette store it can be used in several ways and here are a few example's of what it can do:-
* cut out digital stamps
* cut out images scanned into your computer so maybe wooden stamps
* take an image and fill it with patterns or colours then decide on how you want it cut out
* make stickers
* print onto heat transfer material for t-shirts
* make calendars, chore charts etc etc.
You see those are just a few of the many, many ways it can be used.

So for my project I decided to make a couple of Christmas cards along with matching gift bags for people who love their pets or they could even be given to the pets lol. You see these were so quick and easy to make I decided to make two at a time.

Here are the cards I made one with a cat and one with a dog. I took images from the silhouette store and then offset the edge by 0.50 to cut a mat layer for each item.

I placed the same image tag on the bags.

With the corresponding image on the back.

This is the reverse of the tag all done using the print and cut method.
It took me about 20 minutes to make both of these sets.

6" Scalloped Card Blanks - Natalie & Amy.
Card Stock - Bazzill
Jute Twine - Let's Create 

Head in over to see what the DT has created for you inspiration and link up today.
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