Thursday, 30 June 2011

Crafty Sentiments 'Christmas In June' Challenge & New Release Previews Day Five

Good morning all. It's day five and the last day of Crafty Sentiments Christmas In July Previews but don't fret we have a blog hop for you tomorrow.
Plus as today is challenge day we are challenging you to 'Christmas In June', make any project with a Christmas theme.

Today we are showcasing 'Taking A Nap', this is another of the adorable image's you could win (see day one's post for details).

As soon as I saw this image I thought of a window scene. To create it I used a 6" square panel for the back of the card and added clear acetate to create the front. I then stuck the stripy paper (my wallpaper) to the back panel and placed the image onto this. I cut a window frame, two Christmas tree's and the branch all from Bazzill cardstock (my outside) and added those to the front of the acetate but unfortunately this isn't obvious from my photo because I couldn't get a picture to show up the acetate without it having the flash light right across it. I will try another photo in the morning to see if I can get a better view.

All Cardstock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Papermania 'A Wonderful Christmas Time'
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Taking A Nap' Avail July 1st
Medium - Promarkers
Acetate - Local Craft Shop
Snow - Flower Soft 'Diamond White'
Cricut - Winter Woodland - tree's 3", branch 2"

Ok so now it is over to you lets see your Christmas projects, it is never too early to start!!

Here are the other blogs showcasing for you today so don't for those comments:-

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Crafty Sentiments New Release Previews, Day Four

Good morning people we must stop meeting like this lol It's day four of the Crafty Sentiments Christmas In July Previews and today we are showcasing 'Dressing The Tree', this is another of the adorable image's you could win (see day one's post for details).

Have you ever started one of those projects that you wish you hadn't? Well this was mine, it seemed like a good idea to begin with but oh no how time consuming was it.  
I decided it would be a good idea to glitter the baubles on the tree to match the bauble ribbon but not having all the colours in stickles I used sprinkle glitter and wet glue but didn't think about having to wait for each colour to dry before the next colour could be glittered grrrrr, I said oh how silly of me!!!! So stickles is definitely the way to go with this type of project, time to buy some more I think.


6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Doublemates
Designer Papers - DCWV but really old and the top cover is missing
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Boyes
Glitter - Stickles 'Gold, Red & Holly Green' the rest of the colours are 'Crafttime'
Charm - Gift
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards (Mine was pink but I coloured it with Stickles)

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:-
Top Tip Tuesday - Beginning With T (Tree, Tinsel, Trousers, Turquoise)
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas In June
Crafty Catz - Add A Charm

Here are the other blogs showcasing for you today and don't for those comments:-

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Crafty Sentiments New Release Previews, Day Three

Good morning me again! It's day three of the Crafty Sentiments Christmas In July Previews and today we are showcasing 'Gone Sledging', this is another of the adorable image's you could win (see day one's post for details).

I dug out some really old papers for this card and cut the poinsettia's on my Circut and adding gold stickles to the centres. Whilst cutting my border die I placed it upside down on my cardstock so the edge you see is actually the waste edge but I thought it looked ok so left it lol.


6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Doublemates
Designer Papers - Papermania 'A Wonderful Christmas Time'
Medium - Promarkers
Die's - Nestabilities 'Classic & Scalloped Ovals'
Border Die - Nellies' Multi Frame 'MFD 028'
Glitter - Stickles 'Gold'

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:-
I Did It Creations - Mid Year Christmas
Sweet Stampin' - Something Old, Something New (old papers, new image)
Pear Tree Designs - Stamp Something
Crafty Hazel Nut - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's - Christmas In June

Here are the other blogs showcasing for you today and don't for those comments:-

Monday, 27 June 2011

Crafty Sentiments New Release Previews, Day Two

Good morning all did you enjoy day one of the previews? Well we are no where near done yet and today we bring you the image 'Christmas Song' from our Crafty Sentiments Christmas In July Preview
As soon as I saw this image it reminded me of years gone by which was sort of the look I was going for but it didn't really work that way.

A5 Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Gold Mirri Unknown Make
Designer Papers - Kaisercraft 'Tis The Season'
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Christmas Song' Avail July 1st
Medium - Promarkers
Die's - Nestabilities Classic & Scallop Squares
Border Die - Nellie's Multi Frame MFD 023
Eyelets - Papermania 'Earth Tones'
Cord - Crafty Ribbons

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-

 Don't forget you can still place the banner (top right hand corner of my blog) on your blog, then leave comment's here and on all the following blogs for a chance to win the whole new release but you will need to go back and leave comments on all of yesterdays posts too. 
Here are the blogs for today's comments:-

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Crafty Sentiments New Release Previews, Day One.

Good morning visitor's the day is finally here when we start our Crafty Sentiments Christmas In July Previews, they will run NOW until June 30th and we will be finishing with a blog hop on July 1st.

Today myself and several of the design team will be featuring 'Winter Wishes' and oh what a cutie this is, do you agree? isn't it oh so sweet.

I used puffy paint for the snow and expanded it by slightly heating it with my heat gun. The tree's are actually silver ribbon but that hasn't shown up too well.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Unknown Candy Prize
Cardstock - Bazzill
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Winter Wishes' avail 1st July
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Nestabilities Scalloped & Classic Ovals
Border Die - Nellies Multi Frame MFD 023
Tree Ribbon - Boyes
Snowflake Brad - Dovecraft
Puffy Paint - Marvy

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Lexi's Creations - No sentiment
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Ok that's all from me for today but don't forget if you place the banner (top right hand corner of my blog) on your blog, then you need to leave a comment here and then hop over to the following blogs and do the same for a chance to win the whole new release. Here is the list:-

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Sunny Days Where Not Here For Sure

Good afternoon people, we were supposed to have hot sunny weather today but instead it is really dull and overcast which is a shame as it is British Armed Forces Day and all the young cadets are marching on the green opposite my house.
Anyhow, I decided to join in with some challenges and hope that the weather changes to the sunny days of my card.
I started my card following the challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 which was to use the 'Sunny Days' cut from Celebrate The Flourish, I have not played along before because I thought you needed the actual cut chosen but you don't you can make your own from what you have which is what I have done.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Bazzill Bling
Designer Papers - DCWV 'Citrus Stack'
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook
Cricut Once Upon A Princess
Cricut Wedding Solutions
Cricut Pack Your Bags
Stamps - Peachy Keen 'Funshine Faces'
Sentiment - Paper Pretties 'Birthday Sentiments'
White Insigno Pen - Stitching

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Papertake Weekly - Here Comes The Summer
Celebrate The Occasion - Celebrating Summer
Anything Goes - Here Comes Summer
Bearly Mine - Summer Is here
The Paper Shelter - Fun In The Sun
Crafts & Me - Stitches

That's all from me for today, tomorrow see's the start of the Christmas In July Previews with Crafty Sentiments so I will be back then. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 24 June 2011

A Girlie Card and Bookmark

Good evening, I needed a break from Christmas projects so decided to get this card and bookmark made for an order.

I have used 'A Tasty Read' which is a digital stamp available from Elisabeth Bell avaliable HERE or click on the image name above. I use my Cricut so often these days for my mats and layers it was really nice to get out my nesties for this project.

The little oval shape on the end of this bookmark will have a white oval placed on with the child's name on it but I am awaiting the spelling as it is one of those names that can be spelt different ways.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Prima 'Annalee'
Medium - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders 'Classic & Scalloped Ovals'
White, Burgundy & Pink Ribbons - Scrap box
Lace - Craftmania
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots'

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
The Digi Bells - Birthday Card
KB Cute Monday - Favourite Embellishments
Use It Tuesday - Dies, Punches & Cut-Outs 
Divas By Design - Anything But A Card (Bookmark)
CCEE Stampers - National Pink Day
Card & Scrap - Ribbon or Lace
Precreativ - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Crafty Sentiments 'Monochromatic' Challenge

Good morning all. 
Sorry I have not been around for a few days my hubby was off work last week so not many cards were made and this week I am playing catch up with dt work plus getting ready for the Crafty Sentiments New Release Previews and Blog Hop (see below).
This week at Crafty Sentiment Designs we would love to see your 'Monochromatic' creations and remember you do not have to use a Crafty Sentiments image but if you have them we would love to see them.

I went with a different style again this week using the sentiment as the focal point and thought this phrase quoted by Thomas Moore was just what was needed for a card for a friend battling breast cancer.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Summer Driggs Digital 'Awareness'
Cardstock - Bazzill
Main Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments Digital Download 'Quotes & Phrases'
Scalloped Shapes - Cricut
Punch - Martha Stewart 'Scroll Lace'

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:-
Totally Papercrafts - Die Cuts or Punches
Creative Friday - Black, White & Pink
Craft Your Days Away - Monochromatic
Hooked On Crafts - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Favourite Ice Cream Combo 'Strawberry Ripple'
Everybody Art - Anything Goes

Just before I go I want to let you know that we at Crafty Sentiments will be celebrating Christmas in July with a blog hop on the 1st July. There will also be previews on the design team blogs starting 26th June through to 30th June. 

One lucky person could win all 5 of the new release image's by posting the above banner on your blog and leaving commenting over the preview days. How easy is that? and believe me as you can see from above they are all adorably cute images just in time for making all those Christmas cards you need to make.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Crafty Sentiments 'Father's Day' Challenge

Good morning all what a lovely week we are having here with the weather being so nice and bright, I jut wonder how long it will last!

Today we have a new challenge for you at Crafty Sentiments Designs and it is to create something with a 'Father's Day' theme and as you will see I went with something completely different from my normal style.

I had had a request for a father's day card for a Scout Leader and it really daunted me until I put on my own old Cub Scout Leader head (yes I used to be a Cub Scout Leader until I took on this new mode of transport and it became a problem lol). I thought about all the time we spent out in the woods going for long walks and camping and this is what I came up with. Charles Bear - Going Camping was just perfect for the scene I created.

I cut the tree from Pooh & Friends cartridge at 4", the grass was cut 4 times over from Plantin Schoolbook at 1". I then used the waste from the green layer of the tree as a template to create the clouds by inking. I made the flag pole from a cocktail stick and then cut the red triangle and hand wrote the sentiment before heat embossing it in white.

6" Square Card Blank - Crafty Superstore
Sentiment - Hand Written
Embossing - Cosmic Shimmer 'White'
Medium - Promarkers
Cricut - Pooh & Friends and Plantin Schoolbook
Flag - Cocktail Stick
Clouds - Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Tumble Glass'

Challenges I would like to enter this into are:-
Tuesday Throwdown - Use 3 Past Challenges (Nature or Trees, Die Cuts & Background Stamping).
Cricut Cardz - Father's Day
Papertake Weekly - Dad's or Lad's
Cupcake Crafts - Boy Oh boy
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
My Craft Spot - We Love You Dad
Stamptacular Sunday - Dad's or Grads
Alphabet Challenge - F for Father's
Sentimental Sunday - Father's Day or Masculine
Pear Tree Designs - Father's Day
Dream Valley - Father's Day
One Stop Crafts - Father's Day
Wags 'n' Whiskers - One For The Boys
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Male Cards
The Stamp Man - Men & Boys
Anything Goes - Summer
Creative Inspirations - Father's Day
Hooked On Craft - Anything Goes
The Paper Variety - For The Guys

Wow that is a lot of challenges, I guess we all had the same idea's for challenges lol.
Thanks for stopping by but please don't forget to stop by the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog to see all the other Father's Day projects.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Just For Fun

Good afternoon all, I cannot believe we went out this morning at 9am to watch a friend do a tandem parachute jump for charity. We were home by 11am but I got sun burnt in just those couple of hours, it wasn't even that hot but it was windy so guessing that was what done it.

Anyway I managed to finish this card off that I started yesterday and although I didn't make it for anyone in particular I really like how it turned out and enjoyed making it.

I am really not the best at photography and these easel cards always give me problems so have taken a couple of photo's.

Close Up Of Front

Close Up Of Base

2 x 6" Square Card Blanks - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - Nitwit Collection 'Fairy Tale Too'
Image - Belles & Whistles 'Beary Hugs'
Sentiment - Unknown 
Medium - Promarkers
Lace With Ribbon - Local Fabric Shop
Flowers - Gift
Gems - Papermania

Challenge I would like to enter this card into:-
Belles & Whistles - Ribbon or Lace
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Elisabeth Bells World - Easel Card's
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - More Than One Fold
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Stamp Something
The Emerald Faerie - Lots Of Bling
DYSU Challenge - Birthdays
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Best Friends
Paper Sundae's - Girly Girls
Scrappekammeret - 2 Different Ribbons or Lace
The Poodle's Parlour - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I am not sure if I will be posting much this week as my hubby has the week off and although we don't have anything planned if the weather is nice we hope to get out.

Friday, 10 June 2011

New Baby Card

Good morning, it is a lovely day again here in East Anglia, how long will it last I wonder??

Today I have for you a new baby card made for a special order. This order was very specific in that they wanted 'nothing fussy' and to use the one button attached, I didn't ask the why's but I am intrigued so may well ask once I know the card has been received by the recipient.

I cut the card shape at 8" and the book at 2" on which the sentiment is place with my Cricut using the Heritage Cartridge.

I had some difficulty photographing this card I kept getting a glare but the flash was not on so I took another of just the image (see below) which wasn't affected by it.

All Papers - Deja Views Sharon Ann Collection 'Baby Boy'
Image - Teddy Bo 'Night Time Cuddles'
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Medium - Promarkers
Lace - Craftmania
Button - Unknown
Gems - Kanban I think
Card Shape & Book - Cricut

Promarkers Used:-
Bears - Tan, Cocoa, Cinnamon & Rose Pink
Mother's Clothes - Apple, Meadow Green, Leaf Green & Vanilla
Baby's Clothes, Cushion & Tablecloth - Powder Blue & Cool Aqua
Rocking Chair - Vanilla
Lamp - Vanilla & Powder Blue

Challenges I would like to enter into:-
Teddy Bo - Shaped Card
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Show Us What You Got
Crafty Cardmakers - Love Of The Lasting Kind (No better love than mother and child)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by please leave a comment if you have time.