Thursday, 30 August 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Flying High' Challenge

Good morning all, I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful weather we are having! When will it ever be possible to have a summer in the actual summer and be able to plan around it.

This week at Moving Along With The Times Claire challenged us to 'Flying High' which means you can use birds, planes, balloons, kites, insects etc. You have a whole choice of things to use. We are sponsored this week by 'Stitchy Bear Stamps' who very kindly gave us images to play with. I have used 'Santa Sleigh Silhouette' mainly because my printer was playing up and not printing at all but have now manage to get it to print black ink only. However this image makes for a really lovely quick and easy card as I think the image speaks for itself.

6" Scalloped Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Image - Stitchy Bear 'Santa Sleigh Silhouette'
Ribbon - Local Gift Shop

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - Reindeers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Black, White & One Other
Just Keep On Crafting - Christmas

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

My Time To Craft 'Milestone Birthdays' Challenge

Good morning all, hope you are all well. 
It has been typical bank holiday weather here in the UK, rain and wind a plenty and quite cold too for the time of year.

Anyhow this week at My Time To Craft Wendy asked us for 'Milestone Birthday' creations. Now before I show you my card I would just like to say you need to be a bit creative in your thinking lol. I made this card for someone, took a photo before I added the age and sentiment to make sure it was what they wanted, finished the card, took another photo, sent it off then went and deleted the wrong photo!! So you have to image it has a 2 and a 1 either side of the image and a sentiment that says 'Birthday Wishes Dear Daughter'. So now you can see it correctly! 
What am I like, that's what happens when you realise at 5.30pm on Monday it is challenge day on Tuesday lol.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Image - Whiff Of Joy 'Willow Dressing Up'
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dies - Nestabilities Classic & Scallop Circles
Bling - Prima E-Line off cuts

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink & Blush
Hair - Pastel Yellow, Daffodil Bloom & Vanilla
Dress & Shoes - Tequila Sunrise, Peach, Soft Peach, Tea Green, Soft Green & Honeydew.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Two Patterned Papers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Elphine House - Dogs Days Of Summer

Sorry for the confusion here, please pop by the challenge blog and see all the other girls beautiful creations.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Shape Up' Challenge

Good morning I hope today finds everyone well and for those that are not I wish you a speedy recovery.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times and this fortnight Leesa has set us the challenge of 'Shape Up' meaning no square cards.

I decided to make something different for me although it is only a rectangle card and not a fancy shape. I made my card base from a piece of red card I got ages ago from the Papermill Shop and then took a piece of bazzill kraft card stock and firstly printed the sentiment onto it, then stamped my image and die cut the bottom edge. This is my first attempt at stamping and colouring on kraft and I really like how it turned out.

Card stock - Papermill Shop & Bazzill
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Medium - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinder Edgeabilities
Gems - Stash

Promarkers Used:- 
Leaves - Holly, Pine & Lush Green
Baubles - Crimson, Berry Red, Red, Holly, Pine & Lush Green

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Celebrate The Occasion - Christmas In August
LEJ Designs - Clean and Simple
Dream Valley - Die Cuts & Punches
No Matter Which - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Clean & Simple
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes with the colour Red

Thanks for stopping by and please pop by the challenge blog to see all the other wonderful shaped creations.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

My Time To Craft 'Christmas In August' Challenge

Good morning all. I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather are having especially as it may not last long!

It's Tuesday and that means it is time for another challenge over at My Time To Craft and this fortnight we have been set the challenge of 'Christmas In August'. Would you believe this is my very first Christmas card for the year, how bad is that? I really need to get a move on with some more. 
I don't normally go for the pastel colours but have seen so many of them just lately and brought this paper pack whilst at Doncaster and really like how it turned out.

Sorry this photo is rubbish, I don't know why it looks so bad and blurry on here it looks fine on Picasa.
6" Card Blank - Boyes
Designer Papers - Crafts House 'Winter Wonderland'
Card Stock - Bazzill
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Die - Cheery Lynn - Holly Lace Flourish
 Stickles - Diamond
Snow - Liquid Pearls

A close up of my coloured image
Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Hat, Coat, Gloves - Dusky Rose, Budding Rose & Pale Pink
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Boots & Tiley Lamp - Cool Grey 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Bow - Soft Green, Mint Green & Tea Green
Holly & Berries - Pine, Holly & Berry Red
Candle - Orange, Sunflower, Lemon & Ivory

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Lexi's Creations - Sparkle & Shine
Love To Create - Sparkle
Dream Valley - Die Cuts & Punches
Totally Gorjuss - Lacy Lacy
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Christmas In August

Thanks for stopping by, please pop by the challenge blog and join in with us.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Just For Fun

Good afternoon all. 
How many of you are missing the Olympics already? doesn't the television seem empty now that it is all over, although the closing ceremony certainly sent them off in style.

Today I made a card just for fun, my hubby is still ill and although he was admitted to hospital last Friday he has been discharged now none the wiser and is to await further tests, who knows how long they will take so had to entertain myself lol.

I used this old Sugar Nellie image called 'Post Box' which I think was one of the first stamps I brought along with my absolute favourite 'Daisy'.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Me To You 'Especially For You'
Image - Sugar Nellie 'Post Box'
Sentiment - Lily Of The Valley 'Stamp F ~ Words For Tags'
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Gems - Papermania
Butterfly Trim - Craftmania

Here is a close up of the image.

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Coral, Sunkissed Pink & Light Fawn
Hair - Cinnamon, Caramel & Tan
Hat & Blouse - Rose Pink, Pink Carnation, Blossom & Pale Blossom
Trousers & Belt - Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Pastel Blue & Soft Aqua
Letters - Antique White
Mail Box - Walnut, Tan & March Hare
Grass & Leaves - Forest Green, Leaf Green & Chartreuse
Flowers - Rose Pink, Pink Carnation, Pale Blossom, Duck Egg & Soft Aqua

Challenges I would like to enter this into:- 
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Elisabeth Bell's World - A Summer Scene
Elphine House - Things With Wings
Bunny Zoe's - Summer

Now before I go I just wanted to show you a photo of our first born grandson who arrived last Wednesday weighing in at 7lbs 11ozs and has been named Harley Jason Thompson. 

We have yet to see him as we are about a 3 hour drive from him and my son doesn't drive, plus between my husband being the hospital and poor little Harley who has also been admitted twice in his first week of life things are a bit difficult. 
Harley has a problem with the capillaries in his face caused during a traumatic birth and because of this and not feeding too well he keeps dehydrating. He is awaiting an assessment this week to see what can be done for him, they were hoping it would clear up on it's own but are now not sure.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Teddy Bears Parade' Challenge

Good morning all.
Today it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar Challenge and this month our challenge is 'Teddy Bears Parade' with the option of 'Lots of Layers'. I had been asked for a card from young twins for their dad and this is what I made. I thought these two Teddy Bo teddies fitted the challenge perfectly and were perfect for a male/female twin set.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Images - Teddy Bo 'Can You See Me' & 'Can See You See Me Too'
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dies - Cuttlebug 'Ribbon Slider' & Spellbinder 'Fanciful Flourishes'
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Teddy Bo & Bea's bodies - March Hare, Satin & Ivory
Jumper, Hat, Dress & Boots - Grey Green, Sea Green, Soft Green & Honeydew.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Graphicat - Sketch
Teddy Bo - Masculine Card
Crafty Ribbons - Spots & Dots
Do You Stack Up - Polka Dots
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Fashionista - Baby or Birthday
Kaboodle Doodles - Birthday or Special Day

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Summer' Challenge

Good morning all. 
It is lovely to have you pop by to see today's card especially with the children in the UK being on school holidays and with the Olympics on the tv, so thank you. 

This week at Moving Along With The Times we have another challenge for you and Sue set us the challenge of 'Summer' with this week being sponsored by The Crafty Pad who gave us some fabulous images to use, I have used 'Butterflies & Verse'. As you can see not my normal style of card but I had great fun creating this one.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dies - Spellbinders 'Edgeabilities Insert's 6' & Cheery Lynn 'Waltzing Matilda'
Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel

Promarker & Flexmarkers Used:-
Large Butterfly - Duck Egg, Surf Blue & Cool Aqua
Small Butterfly - Mandarin & Mango

Challenges I would like to enter:- 
Fetch A Sketch - Sketch
Inky Impressions - Embossing
Scrapbook Sisters - Things With Wings

I will be back to add some more challenges when I get a minute, I seem to be chasing my tail at the moment plus we have workmen here this morning to insulate the loft and add cavity to the walls so it is a little manic to say the least.