Saturday, 27 April 2013

My Time To Craft 'Kraft' Challenge

Good morning, I hope you have all had a lovely week, the weather has certainly been good in the U.K I just hope it stays a little longer. 

Today is the start of a new challenge at My Time To Craft and this week we are challenged to using 'Kraft' on our projects. As soon as I saw this challenge I knew what I wanted to make, I had seen this monkey corner bookmark in Silhouette store and just had to make it.

I have been asked to do a stall for charity in July and I thought these may be perfect for the kiddies. However the monkey couldn't be alone so I made some other to join him (see below). The nice thing about making these is they use up some scraps of which I have many.

Card Stock - Bazzill
Silhouette File - Monkey Corner Bookmark or Photo Corner - Sarah Bailey aka Studio B Creations

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafting For All Seasons - No Stamps Allowed
Crafty Creations - Pink + 1
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Unstampabelles - Anything But A Card

Here are the rest of the family (warning photo heavy lol)




Here is the whole family together.

All the bookmarks are from the Silhouette Store and designed by Sarah Bailey aka Studio B Creations.

Thanks for stopping by, I am sorry for being such a bad blogger at the moment, family life is hectic with my son and his family moving from Essex to Lincolnshire and my daughter being pregnant and having to spend most of the early stages in hospital due to severe sickness plus she is still in Lowestoft, Suffolk so not easy for me to see.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

My Time To Craft 'Stitching' Challenge

Good morning everyone. The wind finally subsided yesterday but boy did it get colder. The sun is shining now so I hope it will remain for all of us.

This week at My Time To Craft we are being challenged to 'Use Stitching' on our creations, this can be real or faux. I am not one to normally add stitching in fact I have only ever done it once before and that was for a design team challenge and that time I actually used my sewing machine. This time however I went with the faux kind.

For my card I cut all my elements on my Silhouette Cameo and created an internal offset to each piece which I changed to a perforated line and used my glitter pens in the machine to draw instead of cutting. I added the happy birthday with the glitter pen too. I used one of my old favourite Elisabeth Bell image's which was also the first stamp I ever brought from Sugar Nellie and this brand new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder for the embossing. I didn't know how good those folders would be that turn inside out for another pattern but as you can see they emboss lovely. Not much to this card at all.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cuts - Silhouette Fancy Frame 'Alaa Studio'
Die Cutting Pens - Glitter Selection

 Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Cappuccino, Sandstone, Champagne & Light Fawn
Top & Flowers - Mulberry, Frosted Pink & Cerise
Trousers - Marine, Turquoise & Oasis
Leaves & Grass - Leaf Green

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Paper Crafting Journey - Use A Sentiment
The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps & More - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - No Patterned Paper
The Paper Shelter - Make It Bloom

That's from me today. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Moving Along With The Times 'Faeries Or Fantasy' Challenge

Good morning all. Oh my goodness this wind here is so so fierce, I hope it is better where ever you maybe.

This week at Moving Along With The Times Kelly is our hostess and she has challenged us to 'Faeries or Fantasy'. Now this is not something I make often if I have ever made one lol but I actually enjoyed making this.

Our sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis who gave all of us some images to play with and I chose to use 'Unicorn 1'. I added three flowers in the colours I used in the unicorn's mane but the colours don't seem to show up too well on the unicorn.

6" Square Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Craft Creations
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Flowers - Stash
Brads - Dovecraft

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Blue Grey 1 to 4
Fuschia Pink & Sorbet
Lilac & Lavender
Leaf Green
Sunflower & Yellow

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafty Catz - Sketch

I will add some challenges later.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A Just Because I Needed To Card.....

Good morning ladies. I told you I would be back today.

I am here today to share a card I made for my daughter in law's birthday which is today. It was so nice to make a card for something other than dt work and it is ages since I have done that.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Blank Canvas'
Ribbon - My Minds Eye I think I've had it for ages
Brad - Stash
Sentiment - Paper Pretties 'Birthday Sentiments Clear'
Bling - ZVA Creative

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:- 
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Earth Yellow, Cappuccino, Sandstone & Champagne
Eyes - Sandstone
Dress & Shoes - Tequila Sunrise, Peach, Soft Peach & Sand Dune
Band - Soft Green & Tea Green
Frill & Tights - Ivory & Champagne

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Die For A Sketch - Sketch
Card Mania - Punches or Die Cuts
Everybody Art - Bling
Inky Chicks - Birthday Girl
Card & Scrap - Use Dies
Saturated Canary - Anything Goes

See you all soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Sparkles Monthly 'Hearts' Challenge

EDIT:- This was a scheduled post which didn't happen, sorry.

Good morning ladies. I hope everyone is experiencing the lovely weather we are finally having, it is so nice to be able to get out in the garden even if it is only to tell my hubby what he can and cannot cut down lol. The garden would be bald if left to his own devices!!

Well it's the 15th of the month and that means it is time for another great challenge at Sparkle's Monthly. This month we are set the challenge of 'Hearts' so we need to see hearts somewhere on your creations. We are sponsored by the fabulous Di's Digi's who are offering a prize of $10 to one lucky winner.

I went with a card that I thought could be used for an anniversary or even a just because card really. I loved this hearts background as soon as I saw it in the Silhouette Store and have been awaiting an occasion to cut it and here it is. Super easy and quick to make.

Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cut - Silhouette 'Love You Card' file by Silhouette

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Challenges For Everybody - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Special Occasions
The Corrosive Challenge - Life's Special Occasions

That's all from me today, I will be back tomorrow.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

My Time To Craft 'Up In The Sky' Challenge

Good morning ladies, it's Saturday again where are the weeks going I can't keep up lol. The weather is at least a little better and the weekend is supposed to be nice so fingers crossed it is especially for those of you that work all week.

Anyhow, it's time for a new challenge at My Time To Craft and this week we are challenged to 'In The Sky' so anything related to items in the sky.

I made this card with a little boy in mind so hope he will like it. I cut all my die cuts on my Silhouette Cameo and added foam tape to the astronaut and the top part of the rocket to help raise them and give them some dimension. I stamped the sentiment and then coloured it in with a Promarker.

Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cuts - Silhouette Stars, Planet And Astronaut by Sarah Bailey & Rocket by Totally Jamie
Sentiment Coloured With - Promarker

Short and sweet from me today. Have a good weekend all.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Crafty Calendar Challenge 'Sunshine or Showers' Challenge

Good evening all. 

I am here finally with my card for the new challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge where this month we are challenged to 'Sunshine or Showers' and we have a fabulous sponsor in Milk Coffee who gave us all images to play with as well as a prize for one of you.

For my card I used my Silhouette Cameo again to cut another of the shaped cards by Lori Whitlock, this one is called a side step card. I cut some patterned paper and a bunch of waves to add to the steps. My image is called 'Tiffany Swimming In The Beach Wearing Bikini' and can be found HERE.

Sorry for the rubbish photo, I could not get a decent one no matter which angle I took it at.
Card Stock - Ebay & Bazzill
Designer Paper - Craft Creations
Sentiments - Unknown Grab Bag
Die Cuts - Side Step Card Blank by Lori Whitlock & Waves by Samantha Walker and American Crafts

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:- 
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Mustard, Pastel Yellow, Daffodil Bloom & Ivory
Bikini, Hair Bands & Earrings - Reef Blue & Petrol Blue
Ball - Poppy, Molten Red, Agean, Cyan, Bright Green, Lime Green, Peach, Soft Peach, Sunflower & Tulip Yellow
Eyes - Cyan
Sea - Sky Blue & Arctic Blue

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
ABC Challenge - K Kraft
Bastel-Traum - Weather
Heck Of A Challenge - Just Add Water

Saturday, 6 April 2013

My Time To Craft 'Clean & Simple' Challenge

Good morning everyone, well the weather is certainly better here so I hope it is better where you are. Another week has past so quickly, it will be Christmas before we know it lol.

This week at My Time To Craft we have set the challenge as 'Clean & Simple', so that means minimum amount of embellishments and lots of white space on the card. 

I stamped my image of Sweet 'n' Sassy by Elisabeth Bell straight onto my card blank which I had already cut out the border onto using my Spellbinder Edgeabilities dies. I coloured my image with Promarkers & Flexmarkers but unfortunately shading was a little difficult on this card. Then added a couple of sentiments and a strip of gems. That's it, job done although I still wanted to add more but I don't consider myself a crafter who uses lots and lots of embellishments. I think it is because there is no backing paper.

6" Square Card Blank - Boyes
Gems - Dovecraft

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Coral, Sunkissed Pink & Putty
Hair - Cocoa & Cinnamon
Hat & Trousers - Tan, March Hare & Light Fawn
Top, Belt & Hair Bows - Pink Lobster, Shocking Pink & Frosted Pink
Leaves - Leaf Green & Green Shoot
Flowers - Yellow, Lemon & Ivory

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Dutch Dare - Birthday Fun
Addicted To Stamps & More - Clean & Simple
Divas By Design - Spring Colours
Elphine House - Punch It
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes

That's all from me today. I should have my Crafty Calendar Challenge card for you today but unfortunately time has evaded me this week, I lost a day lol. I will hopefully have it ready either later today or tomorrow so see you soon.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Moving Along With The Times 'Kraft' Challenge

Good morning all, it feels like forever since I posted anything on here. I have had my family to stay for over a week and everything has kind of gone out the window.

This week at Moving Along With The Times Janice set us the challenge to use 'Kraft' on our projects. Our sponsor this week is Saturated Canary and Krista the owner gave each of us a fabulous image to use, thank you.

For my card I made a Centre Panel Step Card by Lori Whitlock cut on my cameo, this is the first time I have made one of these shaped cards and I really liked it. The image I used is called 'Whispy' and can be found here. I added stickles to her wings for a little sparkle. I left the card quite plan and haven't added a sentiment as I didn't make it for anyone in particular. I will add one when needed. I love this colour combo together, what do you think of it?

Here is the front view.

Here is a side view. 
Card Stock - Ebay
Designer Papers - Craft Creations
Gems - Home Bargains
Card Base - Silhouette Store - Centre Panel Step Card by Lori Whitlock
Stickles - Ranger 'Diamond'

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Walnut, Henna, Cinnamon & Tan
Dress & Leggings - Watermelon, Baby Pink & Pink Mittens
Skirt - Cinnamon & Tan
Shoes - Tan & Blender

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
I Love Promarkers - Favourite Colours
Creative Moments - Things With Wings
Nutcrafters - Shaped Cards
Stampavie & More - Pink
Whimsical Designs - Shaped Cards
Everybody Art - Shaped Cards
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Just before I go I thought I would share a photo of my little grandson Harley whilst at my house last week. He smile's like this all the time, I have never known a more content baby.

Right I am off to try and catch up with you, it has been over a week since I read any blogs so lots to catch up on.