Thursday, 20 December 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Thank You' Challenge

Good morning all from my cold, wet and windy corner of Lincolnshire.

This week at Moving Along With The Times Laurie set us the challenge of 'Thank You' and the dt were luck enough to be given an image each by our sponsor this week Rick St Dennis. I chose the 'Thatch Cottage' to use on my card. I have taken this photo several times yet I cannot get the colours to show on the roof or walls.

Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Craft Creations
Medium - Letraset
Lace - Local Haberdashery Store
Sentiment - Unknown Old Wooden Stamp

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
When I find my list I will update lol

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon/Lace
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Anything Goes With Sentiment


Just a reminder that this challenge will run for 3 weeks so you have plenty of time to join in.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

My Time To Craft 'Santa' Challenge

Good morning everyone. Boy it is so cold I am sure we are going to get some snow soon which would be much preferred to the awful rain we had yesterday.

Anyhow, this week at My Time To Craft we would like to see your 'Santa's' so any project just so long as it has a Santa on.

I made this shaped card for my friends family that have a baby, it doesn't really show in the photo but his boots and belt have been enameled black and his hat and coat trim are glittered. The base shape I used is from the Silhouette store and then I cut all the layers on my Cameo after making the base into a top folding card. 

Supplies Not many lol:-
Card Stock - Bazzill
Glitter - Baker Ross
Enamel - Ranger

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
CCEE Stampers - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Charisma Cardz - Christmas Makes
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas/Winter
Cards Galore - Christmas
The Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Christmas
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes 

As always thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Christmas Crackers' Challenge

Good morning everyone, well it isn't long now until the big day. Are you all flat out shopping, wrapping and generally Christmasing lol.

This week at Moving Along With The Times Judith challenged us to 'Christmas Crackers' no we don't want to see you all make your own Christmas crackers we want to see you funny cards.

I used an image from Bugaboo as I love their funny ones and made this card for my aunt and uncle who love a giggle. I kept it clean and simple so that that the focus was on the image and sentiment. I added glitter to all the white trim edges and glossy accents to her spectacles. 

Supplies:-
6" Scalloped Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Medium - Letraset
Gloss - Ranger
Glitter - Baker Ross

Promarkers Used:-
Reds - Burgundy, Crimson, Berry Red & Red
Greys - Cool Grey 5, 4, 3, 2 & 1
Skin - Oatmeal, Satin & Blush

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A & T Emerald Fairies - Christmas 
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Sentimental
Cupcake Crafts - Merry Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and keep warm on these freezing cold days.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

My Time To Craft 'Non Traditional Colours' Challenge

Good morning on this cold and frosty morning but no snow yay as it means my hubby will be home today. I can't believe just how much I have missed him, it is the longest time we have been apart in over 20+ years.

Today it's time for another challenge at My Time To Craft and this week our challenge is 'Non Traditional Colours', how easy is that especially with all the beautifully coloured Christmas papers around. 

I have made a tea light holder easel card for a teacher well actually I had to make 2 as that's what the lady wants. I created the tea light holder box on my Silhouette Cameo and I used this adorable image from Mo Manning called 'Who Me!'.




Supplies:-
6" Card Blanks - Boyes
Designer Papers - Summer Driggs
Medium - Letraset
Dies - Spellbinders 'Classic & Scalloped Ovals
Ribbon & Twine - Stash
Fresh Linen Candles - Poundland
Tag & Tea Light Box - Silhouette Cameo

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Reds - Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby & Red
Browns - Walnut, Henna, Cinnamon & Caramel
Blues - Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Azure, & Glacier Blue
Greys - Cool Grey 5, 4, 3 & 2
Greens - Forest Green, Bright Green, Leaf Green & Meadow Green
Skin - Oatmeal, Blush & Ivory.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Not A Traditional Challenge
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
A & T Emerald Faeries - Easel Card
Bronte & Bella - Anything Goes

That's all from me for today. Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Clean & Simple' Challenge

Good morning all. Boy is it cold today, I cannot get warm at the moment even though the heating is full on.

Anyhow how it's Thursday so that means time for another challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week Shell challenged us to 'Clean & Simple' and the lovely Krista at Saturated Canary not only gave us a prize but all the dt images to play with.

I have loved this 'Ice Cream & Pickles' image since it was first released but haven't had any use for it but decided to just make a card for fun (well that was the plan). My cousin called in on Tuesday and told me she is pregnant at 40, I cannot imagine starting again especially as she has two girls of 18 & 17 years old. Anyhow her partner is a right joker and always catching her out so she decided to get one back on him. She asked if she could have the card once made and would I put 'It's twins' on it, just for a joke. I can't wait to see what he says, I am off to deliver it later.

I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this image and it didn't take that long.


Supplies:-
6" Scalloped Card Blank - Boyes
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
I will add later

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
I will edit later

Sorry for a short post but due to a power cut most of yesterday I am running late.

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to pop over and see what the other dt created.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

My Time To Craft 'Snowmen' Challenge Meets Crafty Calendar Challenges 'White Christmas' Challenge

Good morning everyone on this freezing cold and frosty morning in the UK. Whilst we are freezing my dear hubby is basking in 40 degree's out in Gambia enjoying himself fishing, I just don't know how he could of left me here lol.

Today I have two challenges with a similar theme and so decided to one card for the two. This week at My Time To Craft we were asked to show you our 'Snowmen' and over at Crafty Calendar Challenges we were asked to have ourselves a 'White Christmas' with the option of 'Use Something Metal'. Our sponsor this month at Crafty Calendar is Crafty Sentiment Designs who gave the design team some images to play with and are also offering the prize.

So here is my snowman card with added charm for the metal factor although I also added a metal brad too.

My Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Backing Paper - Dovecraft 'Merry Magic'
Image - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Medium - Promarkers
Charm - Stash
Brad - Dovecraft

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Greens - Lime Twist, Lime Green & Lime Zest
Browns - Cinnamon, Caramel & Tan
Pinks - Rose Pink, Cerise & Shocking Pink
Grey's - Cool Grey 1 & Warm Grey 1
Orange - Bright Orange

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Broken Box Stock - Happy Holidays
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas Chaos
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes (Holiday)
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by, I'm now off to try and catch up with you all.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Moving Along With The Times '3 Elements Beginning With The Same Letter' Challenge

Good morning all on this freezing cold day in Lincolnshire.

Today it is my turn to choose the challenge at Moving Along With The Times and I chose 'Use 3 elements beginning with the same letter' so for example you could use ribbon, red & robin. Nice and easy so lets see lots of entries.

This week we are being sponsored by 'Digi My World' who gave us some really cute images to use and this is what I created. I used Blue, Bird, Brown and there is even a Branch in there too. Isn't this image adorable, it is one of those images that could be used for several occasions.

Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Happy Days'
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Haberdashery
Brads - Papermania
Die - Crafty Sentiments

Promarkers Used:-
Branches & Nest - Walnut, Henna & Cinnamon
Leaves - Lush Green & Green
Birdies - Celestial Blue, Arctic Blue & Canary
Heart - Red

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
I will edit later

Thanks for stopping by please leave a comment so I can pop by and see you to.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

My Time To Craft 'Domestic Pets' Challenge

EDITED:- This post should have been posted on Saturday but due to problems with blogger and a virus in it I haven't been able to post or comment.

Good morning all, I hope this post finds you all well.

Today at My Time To Craft we are challenging you to show us your 'Domestic Pets'. I used this really adorable Helz Cuppleditch stamps which I got at the craft show in Doncaster and have only used once before and that was on a card similar to this one. I don't know why I haven't used it as it really is super cute.
Supplies:-
6" Scalloped Card Blank - Boyes
Embossing Folder - Craft Creations 'Brick Wall'
Image - Helz Cuppleditch
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon & Charm - Stash
Sentiment - Computer Generated

Promarkers Used:-
Ice Greys - 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Terracotta, Ginger & Cinnamon

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
I will add later

I will try to catch up with my comments later now that blogger is playing ball.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

My Time To Craft 'Vintage' Challenge

Good morning everyone. 

Today we have a new challenge for you at My Time To Craft and the challenge is 'Vintage', that means you can make anything you like as long as it has a vintage theme to it.

I don't think I have ever made a card with a vintage feel to it before but when I was looking for idea as for what to make I saw this great vintage silhouette on the silhouette cameo group I belong to on Facebook. I cut it as you probably can guess on my silhouette cameo and teamed it with this free background I found on google. I added some snow and a sentiment and that was it. You cannot see the snow very well but I didn't think it needed anything else. The silhouette is cut out on a card stock that has a sort of weave to it and makes it look even older.

Supplies:-
A5 Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Background - Google Images
Sentiment - Computer Added
Snow - Baker Ross

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'In The Spotlight' Challenge

Good morning everyone, I am really sorry this post is late AGAIN. I made my card and wrote the post on Monday then forgot to add the photo and schedule it!

Anyhow this week at Moving Along With The Times Sue set us the challenge to use the 'Spotlight Technique'. Not something I have ever tried nor seen before and to be honest I am not sure I did it correctly now lol. There is a tutorial on the challenge blog made by the lovely Sue to help us all out.

This week we are sponsored by The Crafty Pad who gave us some adorable images to play with as well as a great prize for one of you. I used the 'Christmas Pine Cones & Holly Winter Wishes' and teamed it with The Craft's Meow sketch.

Supplies:-
6" Square Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Sentiment - Jayne Nestorenko
Ribbon & Trims - Stash
Die - Spellbinders

Promarkers Used:-
Pine, Holly, Berry Red, Poppy, Walnut, Cinnamon & Caramel

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
The Craft's Meow - Sketch
Whimsy Inspirations - Traditional Colours
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Christmas
The Crafty Blogger Network - Christmas
Ooh La La - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and just before I go I want to let you all know I am having some problems leaving comments on some blog and I am behind with my comments so hope to catch up shortly.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Crafty Calendar Challenge 'November' Challenge

Good morning all, please scroll down for my My Time To Craft post.
This month at Crafty Calendar Challenges we are 'Wrapping Up Warm' with the optional extra of 'Twine, Fibres & String'. We have a new sponsor this month called Cedar Chest Designs who gave us some great images to play with and I decided to use this adorable penguin and make another tag to go in my collection.

Here is the front

The back

Supplies:-
Card Stock - Bazzill
Image - Cedar Crest Designs
Fibres & Twine - Craft Creations & Echo Park
Tag - Cameo Silhouette
Sentiment - Jayne Nestorenko

Promarkers Used:-
Cool Grey 5, Canary, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua & Fushia Pink

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Anything But A Card - Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts - Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Winter Holiday & Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

My Time To Craft 'Pink & Brown' Challenge

Good morning from a cold, windy autumnal village in the UK, I hope it is better where you are.

This week at My Time To Craft we are challenged to create a project using the colours 'Pink & Brown' skin colours can also be used. Pink & Brown are one of my favourite colour combo's so this is the perfect challenge for me.

I dug out my few remaining pink and brown pieces from the First Edition 'Summer Breeze' pad and combined them with this adorable Sarah Kay image whichI have had for years and never used why? how bad is that especially as it is such a lovely image. I also used this lovely Prima ribbon trim that came in a gift set last Christmas (which is brown really, my son changed the settings on my camera yesterday and I obviously haven't put them back right lol) and pearls also from Prima and again brown!

Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Boyes
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Card Stock - Bazzill
Image - Sarah Kay 'Elodie In Her Garden'
Ribbon Trim & Pearls - Prima
Corner - Cameo Silhouette
Sentiment - Unknown Make


Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Oatmeal, Blush & Antique White
Hat & Patches - Dusky Rose, Budding Rose & Tea Rose
Trousers - Cinnamon, Tawny Owl & Tan
Watering Can - Soft Green, Tea Green & Honeydew

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sketch & Stash - Sketch
C.R.A.F.T - Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine
Natalie & Amy's - Favourite Colour Combo
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything Goes

That's all from me but I will be back shortly with my Crafty Calendar Challenges Project.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'In Stitches' Challenge

Grr what is Mr Blogger upto, why will it not post my pre-scheduled posts.
Good morning, it is time for a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times and this week Hazel has set us the challenge of 'In Stitches'. That means use stitching somewhere on what you create either real, faux or as I did on your ribbon.

I was lucky enough to win two of Jayne Nestorenko's new Christmas line stamps a couple of weeks ago and this is the first chance I have had to have a play with them. Isn't this a really pretty image? I stamped it four times, then cut and layered it with some foam dots as you can see in the second photo.

Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Boyes
Ribbon - Local Haberdashery Shop
Stickles - Ranger


Promarkers Used:-
Greens - Pine, Olive Green, Moss & Pear Green
Yellow - Sunshine Yellow
Reds - Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby, Berry Red, Poppy & Red
Browns - Walnut & Cinnamon

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
I will be back later to edit.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

My Time To Craft 'Halloween' Challenge

Good afternoon all, sorry this post should of been up this morning but Mr Blogger was playing nicely and as I was out with My Time To Craft boss Shell I don't think I will be in too much trouble lol.

EDITED:- We met up in Lincoln so we could go and see the cathedral which really is spectacular but we must have chose the coldest day of the year to go. So after a quick bite to eat at the sausage fest which was also on in Lincoln Castle it was back to my house for tea to warm us all up. It was great to catch up with Shell again and finally meet her hubby Nige but I said to Shell beforehand it could be a mistake getting our hubbies together and yes I was right, those men are a pair alike knew just how to wind us girls up!! But hey they made us laugh and it was a lovely day plus they paid so not all bad.

This week at My Time To Craft we were challenged to make something for 'Halloween' and I decided to make one of three treat holders for my step grandchildren. This will be for Sophie who will be 6 next week, she loves all things Halloween and I thought she could keep her bits and pieces in this pumpkin basket after she has eaten the treats. I cut this out on my Cameo using a 12" mat and cut it as big as would fit on the sheet. You can also use this with a tea light candle inside.

Supplies:-
Card stock - American Crafts
Brads - Papermania
Pumpkin File - Silhouette Studio '3d Jack-O-Lantern'

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Craftymess - Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks - Halloween
DL.Art - Pumpkin

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Alice Inspired' Challenge

Good morning all, I hope the weather is being kind to you where ever you are.

Today see's the start of a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times and this week Hazel set us the challenge of 'Alice Inspired' so that means anything to do with Alice In Wonderland, easy eh? Well I am sure it will be for some of you but I really struggled with it.  This week we are sponsored by Digi My World who gave us some great images to play with. 

I decided I wanted to go with the image of the White Rabbit and use it as a belated birthday card but I couldn't get it to come together. I know I have some paper somewhere with clocks on but can I find it, oh course I can't. So I had the idea to make my own, I used the pocket watch image and put several of them on the page and made a collage of them in all different directions. I then printed this onto a piece of backing paper that went with my other papers I am using. Once I had this the rest of the card all went together really quickly, in fact too quickly as I was going to ink the edges but stuck too bits of paper down before I remembered!!

Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Ebay
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Happy Days'
Medium - Letraset
Twine - My Craft Spot
Sentiment - Computer Generated

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Rabbit - Tan, March Hare & Blender
Clothing - Red, Black, Celestial Blue, Arctic Blue, Khaki & Pastel Beige.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes + Masculine
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Happy Birthday
Lollipop Crafts - Happy Birthday

Take care all and please pop by the challenge blog for more inspiration from the other design team girlies who have all done a fabulous job.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

My Time To Craft 'Recipe' Challenge

Good morning all. Can you believe this weather it has been lovely here in Lincolnshire, I managed to get 2 loads of washing done, dried and ironed I haven't managed to do this in a while and I probably could of got more done but didn't want to tempt fate lol.

This week at My Time To Craft we have been set a recipe challenge and the recipe is '1 ribbon, 2 images and 3 papers'. I used a Personal Impression stamp set which I have had for years and I think this is the first time I have used the ornaments from it. I stamped the ornament stamp onto two different patterned papers and paper pieced them, cut them out and used baker's twine to string them so they look like they are hanging from my ribbon (well that was the idea but sure they look too real), I also added little gems to the ornaments but you cannot really see them in the photo.

Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Dovercraft 'Merry Magic'
Stamps - Personal Impressions 'Christmas Set 1'
Gems - Papermania
Ribbon - Barnardo's Charity Shop
Twine - My Craft Spot

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Cute Card Thursday - Paper Piecing
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Photo Inspiration

Thanks for stopping by, I will be around to see you all shortly.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Tag It' Challenge

Good evening everyone, I hope you are all well and those of you that are going away on crafty adventures this weekend enjoy yourselves. I know a couple of you are going away to different retreats so have fun.

This week at Moving Along With The Times Pami has challenged us to 'Tag It' so that means either make a tag as I did or add a tag to your project. We are being sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps who gave us super cute images and paper to play with and who are offering a great prize to one of you so don't wait to enter. I have used 'Snowman Trio' on the front of my tag and the added one of the papers to the back which I left blank to write a message on.

Front of tag

Back of tag 

Supplies:-
Card stock - Bazzill
Backing Paper - Stitchy Bear
Image - Stitchy Bear
Medium - Letraset
Die Cuts - Tim Holtz 'Snowflake' & Tag 'Cameo'
Snow - Baker Ross
Ribbon - Stash

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:- 
Left Snowman - Walnut, Chestnut, Caramel, Berry Red, Poppy, Red, Cocoa, Cinnamon & Blue Grey 1 & 2
Middle Snowman - Berry Red, Holly, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Soft Aqua, Cocoa, Walnut, Bright Orange, Lemon, Soft Lime, & Blue Grey 1 & 2
Right Snowman - Baby Pink, Pale Pink, Poppy, Bright Orange, Walnut, Cocoa & Blue Grey 1 & 2

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - You've Been Tagged
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper - Anything But A Card
Simon Says Stamp - Dies & Punches

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

My Time To Craft 'Colouring On Kraft' Challenge

Good morning all, this is my second post of the day please scroll down for my Crafty Calendar Challenges post.

It has been a very quiet week here for me, not a lot going on at all yet next week there are so many things to do I can't keep up why does that happen!

This week at My Time To Craft we were set the challenge of 'Colouring On Kraft', I have only ever done this once before and apart from the fact that I loved the effect I had so many comments saying the same I decided to make another couple of the same but in a different size. These will go into my box for the charity sale in November.

When I did this before I used some Bazill Kraft card stock but I had run out of this and couldn't get anymore so brought this card stock from ebay, it is lovely card and really quite smooth although not totally but could I get my promarkers to work with it oh no they just pulled up the fibres. I eventually gave in and tried my aqua markers which worked a treat but I don't have that many colours in those.


Not sure why this photo is so dark sorry.
Supplies:-
6" Cards Blanks - Boyes
Cardstock - Red Paper Mill Shop Kraft Ebay
Image - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Baubles'
Medium - Letraset Aqua Markers
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Dies - Spellbinder Edgeabilites
Ribbon - Local Haberdashery Store
Gems - Anita's & Stash

Aqua Markers Used:-
Greens - Permanent Green & Cobalt Green
Reds - Alizarin Crimson & Cadmium Red

Challenges I would like to enter these into:-
Cute Card Thursday - Lotsa Ribbon
Paper Play - Shine On (Bling)
Created With Love - Christmas
Fashionista - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty Calendar Challenge 'All Things Spooky' Challenge

Good morning all this is my first post of the day and I will be back with my My Time To Craft 'Colouring On Kraft' challenge card shortly.

Well where did the month go as it is now time for another Crafty Calendar Challenges Challenge and this month we are challenged to 'All Things Spooky' with the option of 'Recycle Something'. The only thing I managed to recycle is the ribbon which was around a pressie and that is only because I forgot the option until the rest was made!

I have made this as the second part of my Halloween treats for my step grandchildren and here is one of the tags. See my Moving Along With The Times post here for the details of it. This is going to be for Samuel who is 4 because 'eek' seems to be his favourite word just lately for anything ugly shall we say lol. I used a freebie cutting file from My Scrap Chick to make this and cut it all out on my Cameo.


Supplies:-
Card Stock - Bazzill
Cutting File - My Scrap Chick
Ribbon - Recycled from a pressie

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Craft Us Crazy - Halloween
Crafty Ribbons - Anything But Square
Scrapalicious USA - Tag
Bearly-Mine - Halloween
Everybody Art - Tag
Party Time Tuesdays - Frightfully Scary
The Ribbon Carousel - Halloween Spirit
Creative Cutting - Halloween - Not A Card
Hooked On Crafts - Halloween

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment so I know you have been and I can return the visit.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'In The Dark' Challenge

Good morning all, how are you all today? well I hope and if not please get better soon.

We took ourselves off on Sunday to visit our little grandson and wow how he has grown in just a couple of weeks, he is really getting his own little character now. He had his 6 week check last week and his hearing is now within normal range and they believe the initial problem was due to the amount of time he was stuck underwater during his birth and got all his airways and such blocked. His little face as you can see is now all nice and pink no bruising or signs of distress. 

Here is just one of the photo's I took!

Whilst we were there one of my son's step children was not happy because her mum and my son wont allow her to go trick or treating and this is what gave me the idea for my card today. I have made three of these, one for each of the children all slightly different to send to them in a parcel with a gift box and tag so they can have their own Halloween trick or treat night at home. I will show you the other items soon.

So this week at Moving Along With The Times Lisa set us the challenge of 'In The Dark' so that means either dark colours or things that come out in the dark!

I made coffin cards that open to reveal a great Bugaboo image, talking of Bugaboo they are our sponsor this week and gave us all the really great images to use plus a voucher for one of you to win. 
I cut the coffin, the lettering and the layers on my cameo. 
 I also printed my image and then cut that out on the cameo too, I love this feature as I hate hand cutting images.
The sticker on the left says 'Trick or Treat'.
Supplies:-
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Shery K Designs Freebie
Glossy Accents - Ranger (added to glasses)
Coffin File - My Scrap Chick

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Hat - Aubergine, Purple, Orchid, Pear Green, Lime Green & Gold
Dress - Spice, Pumpkin, Amber, Aubergine, Purple, Orchid, Pear Green & Lime Green
Pumpkin - Spice, Pumpkin, Cinnamon & Pear Green
Skin & Mouth - Ice Blue Grey 1 & 2 & Budding Rose
Hair - Cool Grey 5, 4, 3 & 2
Cape & Shoes - Cool Grey 5, 4 & 3.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Bearly-Mine - Halloween
Party Time Tuesdays - Frightfully Scary
Hooked On Crafts - Halloween
My Craft Spot - Halloween
Paper Playtime - Halloween + Die Cut or Punch


Well that's all from me today. Our new fish tank arrived yesterday so David has been busy filling it with salt water and making sure all the electrics and such work so now it is time to go get some clean up crew i.e crabs and shrimps to cycle to the water before we put any fish or corals in it.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Seeing Red' Challenge

Good afternoon all, really sorry this post should have been up this morning but it's here now!

This week at Moving Along With The Times Laurie set us the challenge of 'Seeing Red' so in other words use the colour red on your project, easy right!

The Crafty Pad are sponsoring us this week and gave us these lovely sentiments to play with.

As I haven't had chance to play with my Cameo I decided to make this super quick tag, the whole thing is all cut on the Cameo including the image and sentiment. I am pleased with it for a first go but can't wait to make something more detailed. 

Supplies:-
Card stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Dovercraft
Image - Cuddly Buddly
Sentiment - The Crafty Pad
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Anita's
Stickles - Ranger

Promarkers Used (there weren't many):-
Bear - Caramel, Sandstone, Baby Pink & Pastel Blue
Hat & Scarf - Crimson & Berry Red
Holly - Holly & Pine

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
The Emerald Fairies - Use A Tag
Bearly Mine - Add A Sentiment
Crazy Amigo - Not A Card

Please pop over and see what the other girls have created, there creations are far better than mine!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My Time To Craft 'Transport' Challenge

Good morning all, well it isn't exactly a good morning at all with the weather we have had since Sunday. Cold, wind and rain all day oh what joy lol.

Anyhow onto today, this week at My Time To Craft Helen set the challenge of 'Transport' and I racked my brain (yes I do have one in there somewhere lol) to think of something I could use then I remembered Santa has his very own style of transport! 

Have you noticed I seem to be making a lot of Christmas cards just lately, well you will have to excuse them because I agreed to hold a stall in my village for charity and so need lots of cards to sell. 

My Silhouette Cameo finally arrived on Friday and then I ordered the Grand Calibur which arrived on Saturday but apart from doing a couple of test cuts on the Cameo I haven't had a chance to play yet so can you guess what I will be doing tomorrow lol.

Supplies:-
6" Scalloped Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Bell Ribbon - I can't remember so Stash.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
The Corrosive Challenge - Animal Companions
Christmas Crafting - Traditional Colours
Heck Of A Challenge - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts - Choose A Theme
Natalie & Amy's - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by on this awful day although I hope the weather is better where ever you are. Please pop by the challenge blog and take a peek at the other ladies creations.