Saturday, 31 October 2009

3 Cards 5 Challenges

As I  have three cards to show I thought I would put them all in one post but with their individual details.

I Love Promarkers Challenge
The first card is for a challenge I have not taken part in before and that is the I Love Promarkers Challenge. I hope I am right in posting this on here and then linking to the I Love Promarkers blog If however I am supposed to post on Facebook would someone be king enough to let me know. Thanks.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - DCWV Multi Stack 'Christmas Wishes'
Cardstock - The Range
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Santa With Lantern'
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Nestabilities 'Labels Seven'
Brads - ? Dovecraft
Beard - Liquid Applique 'White'

Stamp With Fun & Whiff Of Joy Challenges
This second card I have made was using the Stamp With Fun Challenge 'Sketch' and the colour theme of 'Red, Cream & One Other' for which I chose 'Green' from the Whiff Of Joy Challenge. I have not added a sentiment but will do so when using the card.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - K&Co 'McKenna'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Stamp - Whiif Of Joy 'Willow With Sunhat'
Medium - Promarkers
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Tiny Bubbles'
Die - Sizzix 'Flowers'
Flowers - Prima's 'Coloured With Promarkers'
Charm - Local Craft Store
Links, Felt & Brads - Stash

Cupcake Crafts & La La Land Challenges
My third card has been made using the 'Sketch' from Cupcake Craft Challenges and the theme of 'Ribbons' from La La Land Challenges

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Winter Wonderland'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Santa's Little Helper'
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Nestabilites 'Labels Seven'
Border Punch & Emboss - Unknown
Holly Leaves - Ebay
Gems & Ribbon 'Anita's'

Friday, 30 October 2009

Sketch Saturday, Winter Wonderland & Creative Card Crew Challenges.

Well unlike some who have already made all their Christmas cards I am still ploughing through mine so what better way than to use a sketch and fit them into a challenge or two. This card fits nicely into Winter Wonderland Challenge where the theme this week is 'Open Theme' so anything you like, I have used the 'Sketch' from Sketch Saturday Challenge and lastly it loosely fits into the Creative Card Crew Challenge of 'Snowflakes'.
I decided that with this sketch having the scalloped edge I would do something a little different and cut my own edge along the line of decorations on the designer paper and now having done it am not sure if I like it lol.
The sentiment used is another new one I received today and now available from Suzette over at Crafty Sentiments.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - DCWV Multi Stack 'Christmas Wishes'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Santa's Letter'
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Medium - Promarkers
Punch - Snowflake 'Unknown'
Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel
Stickles - Diamond

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Friday Sketchers, One Stop Crafts, Allsorts, Passion For Promarkers, Papertake Weekly & Die Cut Dreams Challenges

Here is a card that I was asked to make these particular colours and sentiment was chosen by the person who requested the card. It is an anniversary card for an elderly couple and the man who requested the card wanted a cat on it because over the years his wife has always said that he looks like 'the cat that got the cream' and he said on the day he married some 36 years ago he was that said cat. I thought this was really lovely.
Anyhow for the card incorporated many challenges listed as follows in no particular order:-
One Stop Crafts - Celebrations (which I rotated)
Allsorts - Furry Friends
Passion For Promarkers - Any Colours & Animals
Die Cut Dreams - Wedded Bliss
Papertake Weekly - Spots 'n' Striped (I know my stripes are slightly hidden but they are there)
Cute Card Thursday - Midnight Margaritas

6" Square Card blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Paper - Crafts At Home
Cardstock - Coredinations
Stamp - Penny Black 'It's Your Day' 2001
Medium - Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Heart Blocks'
Stickles - 'Diamond & Lace'

Crafty Sentiments New November Release Stamps

Well here are the three new stamps that are being released on 15th November 2009 by Suzette over at Crafty Sentiments. What do you think too cute for words? Plus mark your calendars for the mini blog hop on 15th November which will feature a guest designer and possibly some candy who knows!!!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Crafty Sentiments New Releases & Blog Hop

Just wanted to give you a preview of whats to come from Crafty Sentiments. During November Suzette is going to have a release of character stamps to go with the Christmas sentiment stamps which you can see already see on some of my previous posts and over on the Crafty Sentiments blog. There will also be a mini blog hop on the day of release so watch this space for more info nearer the time.

Welcome to Daisy what do you think isn't she a sweetie?

Monday, 26 October 2009

Creative Card Crew & Creative Inspirations Challenges

Here is a card I thought I would share with you which I made for my cousins triplets who will be two in December. My cousin wanted the card to have these Roary The Red Racing Car charcters on in as she is sending it to Milkshake TV, I myself had never heard of them and had to watch the programme a few times over to find out the colours lol. Anyway I am going to enter this card into the Creative Card Crew Challenge where the theme is 'Babies or Children' and Creative Inspirations Challenge who have the theme 'A Special Card or Project With Numbers On It'. The blank red squares are where the childrens photo's will go. This is not my normal type of card and I am not sure about it but as I had made it I thought I would show it.

A4 Card - Paper Mill Shop 'A3 sheet folded'
Colouring Vehicles - Milkshake Website
Lettering - Cricut ? 'Teardrop Cartridge'
Medium - Promarkers

A Spoon Full Of Sugar & Passion For Promarkers Challenge

Well I missed last weeks challenges and I am only just in time for this weeks, I really need to get organised but I can't see that happening too soon I have both my husband and son off on holiday this week. So here is my card I have made using the A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge 'Sketch' and Passion For Promakrers Challenge colour theme of 'Poppy & Forest Green'. Sorry the photo's are not great they have been taken under a daylight bulb but I don't think much of it so far.



6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Shabby Princess Downloads
Cardstock - Sizzix
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Santa With Tree'
Sentiment - Personal Impressions 'Christmas Set 1'
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Nestabilities 'Labels 7'
Snowflake Punch - Unknown

Friday, 23 October 2009

Create 4 Fun, Die Cut Dreams & La La Land Challenges.

Oh what a week it has been. I have had my mum staying for a few days and that means we spend alot of time out and about which is great for me as it is something I don't get to do very often anymore as I cannot get around in my wheelchair without someone to push me. Oh what joy it will bring when the hospital finally agree to an electric chair but then again the poor people of Lowestoft had better all stay home lol.

Secondly I took my son Jake back to the hospital yesterday and the doctor was not happy with how the arm is healing. As there were two breaks it has made it hard to keep them both in the right position to heal. The doctor said he could operate again that afternoon to break the arm and reset it but he could give no guarentee that the arm will not be deformed. Now saying that in front of a 15 year old who is at a stage where looks matter *bless him* was not good, he is now thinking his arm will be on backwards!!! if you know what I mean.  As the doctor had not convinced me and I was not going to agree to a third operation until I had spoken to my husband so we left the hospital and were told to call them when ready. Also my mum who came to the hospital with me was appalled at what the doctor had said and was ready to have ago so it really was time to take our leave. Having discussed it with my husband and Jake we have decided to wait until the cast comes off in three weeks time to see what the arm looks like and whether he can use it properly or not as this is his writing hand. If the arm is not as anyone would expect it to be we will agree to them operating on that day. The doctor has said it will not make any difference leaving it until then, so watch this space.......

At last a card! I started this card last Saturday at a crop and it has taken this long to finish, the challenge I originally started it for had changed theme. So I have used the sketch from Create 4 Fun Challenge and it fits nicely into the theme of 'Winter Wonderland' over at Die Cut Dreams Challenge and La La Lands Challenge theme of 'Sparkle'. The sentiment I used is a new one from the 'A Christmas Wish' set available from 'Crafty Sentiments' plus if you pop on over to the blog Suzette is having a blog candy to win a set of sentiment stamps but be quick it ends on the 31st October 2009.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Home For Christmas'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Winter Wonderland'
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon & Snowflake - Anita's
Snow - Flower Soft 'Polar White'

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Friday Sketchers, Whimsy Stamps, Creative Card Crew & La La Land Challenges

Here is another Christmas card which I have tied in with a few challenges. They are the Friday Sketchers Challenge where I have used their 'Sketch', Whimsy Stamps Challenge who have the theme of 'Get Punchy', Creative Card Crew whose theme this week is 'Scallops' and last but by no means least La La Land Challenges whose theme is 'Winter/Christmas'.
I decided to go with a larger A5 card due to the layout and have used one of the new sentiments from my DT pack for Crafty Sentiments.

A5 Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Paper - DCWV 'Christmas Multi Stack'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Santa With Tree'
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Nestabilities Large 'Classic & Scalloped Oval', Sizzix 'Build A Flower'
Punch - Snowflake
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Snow - Flower Soft Diamond Range 'Polar White'
Button & Gems - From Stash

Sketch Saturday & Stampavie And More Challenges

Firstly, thank you so much to you all for the well wishes sent for my son. He is now home from hospital and recovering well, although I am not quite sure what happened during the operations as he wanted to go straight back to school lol. I have to admit he is a good boy and does love school but is not so impressed with the school work of Romeo & Juliet he has been set whilst trying to type one handed with his opposite writing hand. I call this payback for all the hours of sitting around in the hospital whilst he was either high as a kite from the morphine or out of it from the operations lol.

Anyhow, onto my card that I have made for the Sketch Saturday Challenge using their 'Sketch' and the Stampavie & More Challenge where the theme is 'Christmas'. I have rotated the sketch and have just realised now that it is all uploaded that I have placed the sentiment in the wrong place oops.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - DCWV 'The Christmas Multi Stack'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Image Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Santa's Letter'
Holly Stamp - Personal Impressions
Sentiment - Unknown one of those foam backed type possibly freebie
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Snow - Flower Soft Diamond Range 'Polar White'

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Broken Arm Operation Update.

Just a quick update. Jake had to have surgery twice today as the breaks were far worse than first thought but he has recovered well especially as they didn't want to do the first operation due to his history of epilepsy. He should be home tomorrow sometime but will have to go back in again at some point for further treatment.
Thank you for all your kind words and comments.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Where Will I Be???? The Hospital Again But This Time Not For Me

Just a quick note to let you know that I may not be around much this week, my youngest son had an accident at school whilst playing rugby and was admitted to hospital having broken his arm in 2 places. He is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning but until they open him up they are not sure whether he will require further surgery later this week.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity, Cuttlebug Spot & My Grafico Challenges

Here is a card I started yesterday but didn't manage to finish and although I have the shakes today wanted to finish it as I it is for a very good cause, that being that this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
I have used sketch from the Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge who also ask us to 'Use A Punch' and 'Add a Knot or a Bow', I am hoping they will allow my half a knot or bow as it is for a good cause. The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge have the theme this week of 'Pretty In Pink' as their part in the campaign and then My Grafico Challenge have the theme of 'Pink, Pink & More Pink' again they are supporting this campaign.  
I chose to use a free download image from Digital Delights called 'Pink Ribbon Maggie' along with their sentiment all for the support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Mindy Terasawa Digital Papers 'Pandemodium'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop & Coredinations
Image & Sentiment - Digital Delights Download 'Pink Ribbon Maggie'
Medium - Promarkers
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Heart Blocks'
Die - Sizzix 'Heart With Lace' & Nestabilities 'Scalloped Oval'
Punch - Xcut Mini 'Heart'

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Sketch Saturday, Digital Ink, Tuesday Taggers, By The Short & Girly, C.R.A.F.T, The Treehouse & One Stop Crafts Challenges

I made this card today 'Just Because' I love this little Kai image from Mo's Digital Pencil and it just happens to fall in with numerous challenges so I will list them all in no particular order:-
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Digital Ink - Fall Y'all
Tuesday Taggers - Shades Of Autumn 
C.R.A.F.T. - Inspirational Pic Depicting Autumn
The Treehouse - Just Because...
One Stop Crafts - Autumn.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Shabby Princess
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil 'Kai'
Sentiment - Papermania Clare Curd Range
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Spellbinders Nestabilitis 'Labels 7'
Pumpkins - Cricut 'Pooh & Friends'
Leaf - Downloaded From Internet
Lace - Local Hardware Store.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Friday Sketchers, Passion For Promarkers, ABC & Creative Inspirations Challenges

Today my new Sugar Nellie Christmas stamps landed on the door mat and I couldn't wait to ink them up, infact I have used this one stuck to my block with a glue stick lol.
For my card I have used the 'Sketch' from Friday Sketchers Challenge, Passion For Promarkers have a receipe of 1 ribbon, 2 papers & 3 different shapes of which I think I can tick them all off *if you think I have three papers the design team only counted their designer papers so I did too*. The ABC Challenge are on the letter 'E for Embossing' and Creative Inspirations Challenge have the theme of 'Christmas In October' and these both also fit in with my card.

6" Sqaure Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - DCWV 'The Christmas Stack'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Medium - Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes'
Punch - Small Circle 3.5cm
Ribbon - Freebie 'Creativity Magazine'
Ponsettia - Anita's

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Whiif Of Joy Winter Release Stamps

As you might know - the pre-order for the Winter Stamp Kit is open until October 23rd 2009. It includes 6 brand new, never before seen, main character stamps, 1 large accessory stamps, 3 small accessory stamps designed by Elisabeth Bell and 4 text stamps, designed by Katharina Frei. You can pre-order your kit from the Whiff Of Joy website.  

However Katharina is offering a traditional Whiff of Joy / Elisabeth Bell Stamp Kit as blog candy.  This candy is open until 22nd October 2009.

CRAFT, Cuttlebug & Cupcake Challenges

First of all I must let you know my good news and they say it comes in three's so here are my three for the day:-
1. I won Sharon's Cards 'n' Greetings candy
2. I was one of Whimsy Stamps top three
3. I have just had an email asking if I would like to join the Design Team for 'Crafty Sentiments'.
How lucky am I, anyway onto my card.

Here is the final instalment of the Cuttlebug Challenge which is to make our 'Thank You Notes' keeping in with the theme we have each been following throughout the month of September in celebration of Cuttlebugs 1st Birthday, my theme as you probably know is 'Boy's Birthday'. To make my thank you's I have used the 'Sketch' from the CRAFT Challenge and my thank you's also follow the theme from Cupcake Crafts Challenge which is 'Thanks A Bunch'.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Paper - Papermania 'For Him'
Cardstock - Coredinations & Paper Mill Shop
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Boy With Balloon'
Stamp - Forever Friends 'Present'
Sentiment - Papermania 'Clare Curd Signature Range'
Medium - Promarkers
Punch - Woodware '2" Circle'

Monday, 5 October 2009

Crafty Sentiments DT Call

I have just seen this advertised over on Crafty Sentiments Blog and thought I few of you maybe interested but the dealine is GMT 8pm TODAY. Here are the details:-

We are looking for 3 crafters to join us in promoting our new line of stamps. We are looking for talented crafters with great colouring and photographic skills for the next 4 months to promote a new line of Sentiments and Image Stamps.

As part of Crafty Sentiments you are required to:

1. Create a card, papercraft project or scrapbook page with stamps send to you.

2. Post these on your blog

3. Have your own blog which is essntial to promote your work and our stamps.

DT Members will receive the following:

1. Every stamp set that is released during the next 2-3 months.

2. You will receive 10% off any stamp you purchase from Crafty Sentiments.

Important Information.

1. Everyone is welcome to enter from anywhere in the world.

2. You need to submit at least 2 of your best creation but they need to be new ones.

3. As we are a new company you can use any stamp of your choice.

DT call ends the 5 of October at 8pm GMT.

This is what you have to do to enter:

1. Create a card, scarpbook page or papercraft project using any stamp.

2. Let people know about our DT Call and post your creation on your blog and (SCS gallery if you have one)

3. E-mail your entry to as only e-mail entries will be accepted.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Carol's Sketch, Rose's On Paper, Whimsy Stamps, Passion For Promarkers, Crazy 4 Challenges & Dutch Dare Challenges

Good afternoon all, I don't know about where you are but here on the east coast it is really windy (although that maybe something to do with the fact that I live on the seafront) and it's rather dark.
My new nestie's arrived this morning and I couldn't wait to play with them.
On to my card which is another of those one card fits all projects and as there are a few I will list them in no particular order. 
Carol's Sketch Challenge - Sketch - I flipped it
Rose's On Paper - Stitches
Whimsy Stamps - The Eyes Have It (use eyelets)
Passion For Promarkers - Cool Aqua & Apricot with the addition of flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sew Happy (stitches)
Dutch Dare - So Charming

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Paper - Shabby Princess
Cardstock - Coredinations
Stamp - Belles 'N' Whistle 'Belle With Teddy'
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Nestabilities 'Label 7'
Punches - Woodware Small & Medium 'Daisy'
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Charm - Local Craft Store
Gems - Stash
Eyelets - Fiskars

Friday, 2 October 2009

Wags 'N' Whiskers Rubber Stamps & Blog Hop

Have you heard the latest news there is a brand new company being set up selling rubber stamps which will be released on 9th October 2009.

Nikki Fairbairn and Lacey Stephens have joined forces from across the Atlantic Ocean to create their own Stamp Company called Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps!!

The images are based on their wonderful children and their furry pets! Zoe and Danni are Nikki’s beautiful girls with their pets Gemma (the “fat” older cat in the logo) and Bella (Danni’s little kitten). Ansley is Lacey’s sweet daughter with her little Yorkshire Terrior (or Yorkie for short) named Princess. And Ryan is Lacey’s active son with his trusty doggie blanket named BoBo!

The images of thei children are brought to life by the super talented Crissy Armstrong!! YEAH!!!

So don't miss the sneak peeks on the 7th October and the blog hop 9th where there will be many prizes on offer.

The Sugar Bowl Challenge

Here is the card I have made today for The Sugar Bowl Challenge where we are to use the 'Sketch' and to be in with a chance of winning the prize we must include 'Paper Piecing'.
Sorry the photo is a little dull the weather here today is very overcast.

6" Sqaure Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Paper - Papermania Signature 'Blueberry Hill'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Demure'
Ribbons - Crafty Ribbons
Punches - Woodware Small & Medium 'Daisy'
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Butterfly - Just Pots.

Crafty Calender Challenges DT Card & Crafty Creations Challenge

Well here it is at last the very first Crafty Calender Challenge. This new challenge blog has been set up by the very talented Georgia (Kitty Krafts) who is only 13 years old and I along with 9 others have been selected as part of the Design Team to work with her, how lucky are we!!.
This first challenge is to make an 'Autumn Card' with the added extra option of  'Plants or Vegetation', mine has both lol.
Go over and visit the blog and whilst your there don't forget to check out my felllow team's work, they have all come up with some great ideas.
I would also like to enter this card into the Crafty Creations Challenge where they have the theme of 'Leaves/Autumn'.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Downloads 'Shabby Princess'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Stamp - Whiff Of Joy 'Sitting Fall Willow With Bread On Her Lap' & 'Large Mushroom'
Sentiment - Clare Curd Signature Range
Medium - Promarkers
Pumpkins & Leaves - Cricut Cuts 'Pooh & Friends' Cartridge

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Crafts International Blog Candy For A Cause

Jude is having a mega blog candy to help her fund raising appeal for Alzheimers. So hop on over to her blog Crafts International and follow the rules to enter for your chance to win this mega candy prize.

Friday Sketchers, Pollycraft, Die Cut Dreams, A Spoon Full Of Sugar, Creative Card Crew, Artful Inkables & Simon Says Stamp Challenges.

I love it when I make a card just because... and then find it fits into lots of challenges. I will list the challenges as there are many of them. In no particular order they are:-
Friday Sketchers - Sketch - I used it
Pollycraft - Use 2 of the 5 's' words - Sparkle, Snowflake
Die Cut Dreams - Ribbon or Trim - Not sure what you call mine
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Christmas - I think it fits
Creative Card Crew - All That Sparkles - My glittered snow & that ribbon or trim does
Artful Inkables - Something That Sparkles - As before
Simon Says Stamp - Red & Green - I hope I have enough of it.

6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Paper - Papermania 'A Wonderful Christmas Time'
Cardstock - Green Coredinations & Red Sizzix
Stamp - Freebie 'Carmaking & Papercraft Magazine'
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Medium - Promarkers
Trim & Snowflake - Freebies 'Creativity Magazine'
Glitter - Stash