Thursday, 17 March 2011

Crafty Sentiments 'Animals' Challenge

Good morning all, I sure hope this lovely weather is here to stay and we will not be back tracking to any more snow.

Firstly I would just like to wish my husband Happy Anniversary as we celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary today on St Patrick's Day and yes I did where green when we got married although neither of us is Irish!! My hubby booked our wedding as a Valentine's present and tried to book it for my birthday which is on the 19th but this was the nearest date he could get and had not noticed what day it was. We had just under 5 weeks to arrange everything with 4 young children and 1 of them a baby of 3 months to sort out as well but we did it and I wouldn't of wanted it any other way NOW lol. 

Happy St Patrick's Day also to all my Irish visitor's.

This week our challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs is 'Animals', now I know a lot of my fellow team ladies have used the NEW really cute Baby Bears from the Mini Kit that have been released TODAY and which I gave you a sneaky peek at last week, however I decided to use something different to show that if you have collected the freebies as time has gone by you will have the perfect 'Animal' image to use this week. Plus I know there are a lot of people finding money a little tight at the moment and cannot afford new purchased but this way you can still play along for the chance to win. 

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Paper Mill Direct
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Pampered Pets'
Medium - Promarkers
Lace - Craftmania

Promarkers Used:-
Birdhouse - Tan, Cinnamon & Cocoa
Flowers & Bird Breast - Rose Pink 
Leaves - Lime Green
Bumblebee - Soft Lime & Black
Worm & Bird Feathers - Tan & Cinnamon

Here is the NEW Release available TODAY.

For my card I used the 'sketch' from Passion For Promarkers so would like to enter my card into their challenge.

Don't forget to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and see all the new designs out, you never know you may just not be able to resist and they are really reasonably priced, not that I am encouraging you lol. 

Monday, 14 March 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Good afternoon all. 
I have been busy with my Cricut again and this time I have made a Winnie Pooh card which fits in nicely with Robyn's aka My Pink Stamper Challenge of 'Spring'. Whenever my friend Dumi visit's (that the mum of my two young god children) she is always on the look out for cards that she can use for when her two little ones go to parties and I thought this one would be perfect.

Cardstock - Mixture all from my scraps.
Grass - DCWV 'Spring Stack' 2009 I Think!!
Cricut - Provocraft
White Pen - Pentel Signo

Cricut Cuts:-
Pooh - 4.75" Pooh & Friends
Butterfly Net - 3" Pooh & Friends
Grass - 1.5" Plantin Schoolbook
Flowers - 2.5" Pooh & Friends
Butterflies - 1.25" Pooh & Friends

Thanks for looking and just before I go I want to remind you of the New Release available Thursday March 17th over at Crafty Sentiment Designs
I gave you a sneaky peak of new designs on Thursday during our 'Just For You' Challenge which incidentally you still have time to enter.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Just For You' Challenge

Good afternoon all. 
Firstly I am really sorry this post should have been up this morning as it is the start of the new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs where this week we have the theme 'Just For You'
I made a tag for a new baby girl using one of the soon to be released Baby Bear digi's, this one is called 'Sleeping Bear' and I also used one of the new sentiment circles from the 'New Arrival' set that has been released this week. However my 3 year old god son decided to spill his milkshake all over the first tag so I have had to make another this morning!! I had used different papers originally but had to use what I had left to recreate lol.

Cardstock - Paper Mill Direct
Designer Papers - Forever Friends Baby Collection (I think)
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Dovecraft

Promarkers Used:-
Bear - Tan, Cocoa & Cocktail Pink
Pillow - Dusky Pink & Sunkissed Pink
Blanket - Pastel Pink & Cocktail Pink 

Please hop on over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and see all the other designs created by the design team.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Good morning all. It is a beautiful bright warm morning here on the east coast of England and looking out of my window the sea is the calmest it has been so far this year, now does that mean that Spring is finally on it's way oh I hope so.

Today I have a very quick card to show you that I made with the Cricut, 'Owl' from Pooh & Friends  and the card base shape from Once Upon A Princess Cartridge.  I welded the two shapes together in design studio to make this easel shaped card for a friend that is mad on 'Owl' from Winnie The Pooh.

My friend is not a girlie girl and doesn't like flowers so I found it hard to embellish this which is why I just added some stitching, gems and a piece of lace to detract from the plainness of just having Owl.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Lace - Craftmania
Sentiments - Papermania

I would like to enter this into the My Pink Stamper Challenge which is to make a project using 'A Feathered Friend'

I hope your all having a lovely day, I am off to make my DT cards and a St Patrick's Anniversary card for my hubby.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenges March Challenge

Good morning ladies, I hope you are all going to have a wonderful weekend.

It is the first Saturday of March already so that means it is time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar Challenges. This month we are sponsored by 'Robyn's Fetish' who gave us some great digi images to work with and as it was my month to choose the challenge I chose 'Spring' as our theme which I think works well with the images.
I used 'Bernice Red Hat Bear' for my card and the other DT all used other images so pop on over and have a look.
I used the great 'Sketch' from 'Sunday Sketch & Stamp' for my card so would like to enter it into their challenge.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - Papermainia 'Summer Bloom'
Medium - Promarkers
Gems - Papermania

Promarkers Used:-

Bear - Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa, & Pastel Pink
Dress, Hat & Shoes - Blossom, Rose Pink, Dusky Pink, Carmine & Magenta
Flower - Magenta, Carmine, Cocktail Pink & Lime.

Thanks for stopping by please hop over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog and have a look at the over design team's offerings.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Birthdays' Challenge

Good morning, this is going to be a quick post as I forgot to write today (Wednesday) and now it is bedtime!

Today see's a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and this week we are challenging you to make a project with the theme 'Birthdays' and as it is nice and easy I hope to see lots of entries.
I decided to use 'Mushroom Bear' for my card this week and a colour scheme I have never used before but really do quite like.
I used the sketch from Create 4 Fun Challenge Blog.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Summer Bloom'
Medium - Promarkers
Gems - Papermania

I had a few people as why I didn't add a close up to show the Promarker work more easily so as requested here is a close up of the image colouring.

Promarkers Used:-
Bear - Tan, Cinnamon, Dusky Pink
Mushroom - Red, Poppy, Tan, Cinnamon & Cocoa
Grass - Lime
Pebbles - Cool Grey 2
Flowers - Rose Pink & Cocktail Pink
Butterfly - Carmine

Thanks for stopping by and it really wasn't such a short post was it lol. Please stop by the challenge blog and see the other designers work as well as to join in the challenge.