Monday 28 February 2011

Going Buggy Promarker Challenge

Good afternoon all, what a contrast to yesterday's wonderful sunshine we were having to today icy cold wind and rain. It is on these days that I am glad I am housebound 95% of time lol.

Today, I have a rare card to show you, rare in the sense that I have used a Magnoila image. I have a lovely selection of these images yet I never use them, today I thought I would make the change.

My card is for the challenge that Enfys aka Going Buggy is having with Letraset where you have to use Promarkers to make a card using a stamped or digi image.

I used my favourite papers DCWV 'Linen Closet' stack, I just love the colours in this stack and they suit so many occasions.

I tried to take a close up to show the colours better but my hands are a little shaky today.
Colours Used:-
Skin - Ivory, Blush & Dusky Pink
Hair - Tan, Cinnamon & Cocoa
Coat - Pastel Green, Turquoise & Marine
Umbrella - Pastel Pink & Cocktail Pink
Boots - Tan, Cinnamon & Cocoa

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - DCWV 'Linen Closet'
Cardstock - Bazzill
Medium - Promarkers
Flowers - Gift from friend.

Thank you for popping by, please leave a comment if you have time and I hope to see you again.

Sunday 27 February 2011

Baby Waterfall Card

Good afternoon all, it has been a lovely sunny day today but I wonder how long it will last!! I hope the weather has been equally good to you wherever you are in the world.

Today I want to share a baby card I have made, my friend's sister is due a baby in June and she has asked for a couple of cards but she doesn't know if it is a boy or girl. As soon as I saw the new waterfall cut file over at SVG Cuts I had to have it.
I have made this card as a boy's card and I am going to make another the same but replacing the blue for pink. It has been a long time since I have made a waterfall card so it took a little working out. I also resized it to 5" x 7" as it was A6 size originally. I am making these as examples, I will probably emboss the real one's to bring them to life a little more.
I have tried to take a photo of each letter as it pulls open, sorry they are not great it was difficult to photograph and hold open at the same time.

I would like to enter this card into Kristal's aka Get Cricky With K Andrew challenge which this month is A-Z (use lettering somewhere on your project).

I think I need to put a smiley mouth on my bear's face, he looks a little sad lol.

Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Designer Paper - Craftwork Cards
Brads - Dovercraft

Thursday 24 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Spring' Challenge

Good afternoon ladies, I hope you are all enjoying your week. Mine has been somewhat hectic with all 4 of my children home and some friends staying too, it has been really nice to have our friends with their 4 children plus my lot but boy it is really peaceful now that half of them have left lol. Hence the lateness of this card, I just didn't have a minute spare to make it until this morning!!

Anyhow, this week our challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs is 'Spring' so dig out all those flowery papers and get creating. This week I used the 'Sketch' from Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Henbury Lane'
Border Punch - Xcut 'Flower'
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Toby In Pot'
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Stash

Thank you for stopping by, please hop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog to see the creations of the other design team members and the lovely prizes on offer this week.

Thursday 17 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Lemon & Lilac' Challenge

Good morning crafty people, lovely to have you here on this bright morning.
Today, I have for you a twisted easel card (note: not an easy card to photograph!) which I have made for this weeks challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Our challenge this week is to use the colours 'Lemon & Lilac' which I really enjoyed using.
I have added three photo's because I just could not do the card justice with only one.

2x6" Square Card Blanks - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Forever Friends I think they were in my scraps box.
Cardstock - Bazzill
Medium - Promarkers
Seam Binding Ribbon - Candy from Mandy aka Crafty Fox Cards
Flower - Wild Orchid Crafts & Stash
Butterfly Brad & Charm - Xmas Gift
Pearls - Papermania

Promarkers Used:-
Skin- Blush, Ivory & Oatmeal
Hair - Tan & Cinnamon
Top & Shoes - Soft Lime & Lemon
Trousers & Hair Band - Lilac & Lavender

Please hop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and have a look at what the design team have made.


Now before I go I have been given two lovely awards this week which I don't normally post but thought I would as they are gratefully received.

The first one was given to me by the lovely Mandy aka Crafty Fox Cards 
There are a couple of conditions for the award – explanation and instructions follow:
You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged....

Dear bloggers:
The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers. As always, the hardest part is to pick who to pass this on to, there are so many bloggers I could give it to, so . . .the 5 I have chosen are......
The second award was given to me by the lovely Bev aka All The Things I Love

Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
Pass this award to 8 other people who write blogs I love to visit and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!
Share 8 things about myself with my lovely blog readers

Now as I look around blogland I see that quite a lot of you have received these rewards already and so decided to not pick names but to ask that if you haven't yet received either of these you help yourself and let me know you did so I can pop over and thank you.

Thursday 10 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Valentines/Love' Challenge

Good morning to you all and thank you for popping by today.
This week at Crafty Sentiments Designs we have the challenge of 'Valentines/Love'. I really didn't want to make yet another Valentines/Love card so opted to make a banner.
I cut 6 postage stamp shapes on my Cricut, then cut rectangles to fit inside those and the lettering to spell 'Love' and '4U'. I placed an image of the adorable  newly released Crafty Sentiments 'Vicky' in the first panel and the lettering followed. I also cut three hearts and stamped these with Peachy Keen 'Happy Lashes' face assortment stamps.

Here is a close up of 'Vicky', you will notice that she has been embossed with the Cuttlebug 'Tiny Bubbles' folder. I did this by mistake when embossing the other pieces but quite like the effect so left it.

Sorry these photo's are not great I am really shaky at the moment and as I had to put it on the wall to photograph it was not easy.

Cardstock - Doublemates
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Stash

Promarkers Used:-
Skin - Ivory, Blush & Oatmeal
Hair - Tan & Cinnamon
Dress & Shoes - Cardinal Red, Ruby & Pink Carnation
Flower - Tulip Yellow, Gold, Grass

Cricut Cuts:-
Postage Stamp - SCAL2 3.5"
Inner Layer - SCAL2 2.75"
Font - 2" and 1.5"
Hearts - SCAL2 2.25"

Thank you for stopping by please pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and see what you can win for joining in with us this week and have a look at the other design team creations.

I would like to enter this banner into the following challenges:-
More Than Favours Wacky Wednesday's - Theme 'Love'
Die Cutting Diva's - Love Is In The Air

Saturday 5 February 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenges February Challenge


Good morning ladies I hope the weather is being kind to you where ever you are in the world. I know many of you are having some awful weather so please stay safe and warm.

It is the first Saturday of February already and that means it is time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
This month our challenge is 'Love' and for this challenge our sponsor Squiggle Stamps gave us each a digi image to play with and I used 'Fairy Wishes'. For my card I used the 'Sketch' from Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge. Here is my card which I made for my god daughter to go with a gift I made.

6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Papermania (this is an old set I don't know the name of)
Medium - Promarkers
Gems & Star - Ebay

Promarkers Used:-
Skin - Blush & Oatmeal
Dress, Shoes & Crown - Blossom & Rose Pink
Hair Bows - Carmine

Here are the gift's I made to go with this card and another I made for my two godchildren. I used an SVG I brought from SCG Cuts and really liked how they came out. I am entering these into the February 'Valentines' Challenge at SVG Cuts Forum.

I filled the baskets with heart shaped chocolates and whilst they were eating their dinner I got their mum to go hang them on their bedroom doors for me so they had them as a surprise.

Designer Papers - Papermania 'As above'
Cardstock - Bazzill
Gems - Ebay
Chocolates - Asda
SVG File - SVG Cuts

Cutting Sizes:-
Hot Air Balloon - 6" x 10"
All other pieces sized proportionately to this.

Thanks for stopping by please pop over to see the other design team creations at Crafty Calendar Challenges.

Thursday 3 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Use A Bear' Challenge

Good morning all, just where are the weeks going? I seem to be bogged down with orders and struggling to raise my head for anything else lol.

It is time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and this week our challenge is to 'Use A Bear' and with all the lovely bears we now have in the store that shouldn't be too hard for anyone!!

For my card this week I decide to try out a different fold which I really like although because I used the Create 4 Fun Challenge 'sketch' which I would like to enter this card into it took some working out, but I got there in the end. It is a gate fold style card with sort of cross over sections, well that is the best way I can describe it anyway lol!

The base cardstock is actually a dark pink, it looks almost black on my computer as the colours my laptop screen are going and everything looks strange on my computer. I sure hope the colour looks better to you. I fully intended on embossing the yellow stripe but was so intent on making sure it all went together right so it opened I completely forgot.

This is it closed and below I tried to take one open so you can see how it crosses over.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Craftwork Cards
Medium - Promarkers
Charm - The Works
Mosiac Gems - Papermania
Flowers - Candy Gift & Wild Orchid Crafts

Promarkers Used:-
Big Bear - Tan, Dusky Pink, Prisma Pencil & Blender
Scarf - Soft Green & Grass
Presents - Mustard & Antique Pink
Small Bear - Sandstone & Blender

Thanks for stopping by please stop by the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog to see all the goings on of the other design team members.