Tuesday 31 May 2011

Crafty Sentiments New Release Blog Hop, Come Join Us But First A Sneaky Peak.

Good afternoon I have been trying to post this for the last two days to no avail so you get two peak's in one!!

Tomorrow see's the new release from Crafty Sentiments and wow are they cute. There are 6 new images and I have made 4 cards using 5 of the images, if I get a chance I will make another with the last image.

This first card has been made using 'Apple Basket' which is the apple basket and the bench and 'Taking A Break'.

6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Ginger Scraps 'Apple Eye' I think
Cardstock - Bazzill
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Taking A Break' & 'Apple Basket'
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Wide 'Crafty Ribbon' & Narrow 'Candy Prize'
Lace - Car Boot Sale
Apple - Mum's Sewing Box!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Top Tip Tuesday - Wrap It Up With Ribbon
2 Sister's - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Stamp Something

For my next card I used 'Primrose Sweet Cookie', as soon as I saw this image it reminded me of Christmas and all those days when I was young cooking with my grandmother. 

6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Nitwit Collection 'Cooking Cookies Too'
Cardstock - Doublemates
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Primrose Sweet Cookie'
Medium - Promarkers
Kitchen Tools - Cricut 'Pooh & Friends' Cut at 1"
Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
2 Sister's - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Christmas In May
Dream Valley - Stamp Something 

The new images will be available as of tomorrow and I will be back with another card, so please join us for our release blog hop.

Just before I go I want to let you know that Suzette owner of Crafty Sentiments Designs is now offering special prices on all pre-order Martha Stewart punches so please have a look at the website HERE. They will be available from mid June why not get them on our pre-order price now.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Just Because It's New

Good afternoon all I hope the weather is being kind to you on this bank holiday weekend, here on the East coast of Suffolk it is very windy and quite dull BUT it is dry at the moment!!!

When my mum rang me a few days ago from a car boot asking if I wanted her to buy me these cute stamps she had seen along with lots of lace I was really excited to see what she had got. Well imagine my surprise when two of the stamps were Belles & Whistles, four were Whiff of Joy and another was a Penny Black and then thirteen other cuties which I am not sure whose they are yet (they could be CC Designs or Greeting Farm). How much you may ask? Would you believe £2.00 the lot and nearly 300 metres of different lace's for you got it £2.00. I think I could cover everything in my house with the amount of lace she brought but the lady who was selling it all said she just didn't want to take it home!!! What a bargain, the lace will go to our next crop for a share out otherwise I would have to attach it to every card for the next 15 years lol.

Anyhow enough of my chatter I couldn't wait to ink up Beary Hugs it has been on my wishlist for a while now, I had no reason to make this card except I just needed too, you know the feeling!!

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Prima 'Annalee'
Cardstock - Bazzill
Image - Belles & Whistles 'Beary Hugs'
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Spellbinders 'Floral Fancies' I think
Punch - Martha Stewart 'Scroll Lace'
Image Mat - Cricut SCAL Penny Duncan 'Shaplies'
Flower - No Idea Have Had Forever.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Belles & Whistles - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Dig Out The Old To Use With The New (Images is NEW & Flower is very OLD!)
My Time To Craft - Use A Die Cut
Crafty Catz - Pink & Green
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the Crafty Sentiments Sale this weekend and the New Release will be available as of June 1st.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend I will be back tomorrow with a preview of the New Crafty Sentiments Release.

Friday 27 May 2011

There Is A Sale On


I just wanted to let you all know that Crafty Sentiments are having a Bank Holiday Weekend Sale, it is on for two days and starts on Sunday 29th and ends on Monday 30th. You need to enter the code shown below in order to obtain the discount. 

Plus have a look at the banner below showing you a preview of some of this months release, aren't they super cute. Please post this on your sidebar and leave a comment HERE to say you did for a chance of winning one of the new release images. You won't be disappointed they are all adorable.

Thursday 26 May 2011

Crafty Sentiments 'Special Occasions' Challenge

Good morning all, today see another week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and this week our challenge is 'Special Occasions'. I decided to go with Father's Day as that will soon be upon us.

This was a special order card and the inside of the reads 'You fell in the pond rescuing  my favourite boat!' The background cardstock is navy blue and not black as it looks in the photo. Don't you just love that water paper, it is really effective.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop & Coredinations
Backing Papers - DCWV 'Adhesive Stack'
Image - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Medium - Promarkers
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Tiny Bubbles'
Die - Nellie's Multi Frame 'MFD 023'
Boats - Cut at 1.5" from Cricut 'Pooh & Friends'

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Totally Gorgeous - Water Water
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Challenge Blog and visit the rest of the design team as they have all made gorgeous projects again this week.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

There Is Candy On Offer

Good morning

Just wanted to let you all know that Suzette has Candy on her blog.

Hurry on over as it finish's tomorrow evening (Wednesday 25th).

Sunday 22 May 2011

A Challenge Or Many

Good Afternoon.

I decided I wanted to make something just for fun and a challenge or two if possible!! I had seen the challenge at Belles & Whistles which was 'Shaping Up For May Flowers' (make a shaped card not square & add flowers) which I really liked the idea of and so that was my starting block for making this.

I used my Cricut Design Studio to weld together the frame and the banner to make the back shadow piece, then cut another frame and banner plus another shadow banner to add to the front. I also added a flap on the back with the section to write a message on.

I also made all the flowers myself using one of Penny Duncan's Rose files and following her video on how to make them. I am really pleased with the result for a first time try. I started out with plain white thickish paper which I inked in two shades of purple and the leaves with a green.

I used this image in particular as it is my mum's favourite of my many stamps and as it is her birthday in a couple of weeks thought I would give it to her if it turned out any good lol. You can just see in the top photo I have written the word 'Sister's' across the banner but I will stamp this once I have found my only set of small lettered stamps!!

Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Image - Belles & Whistles 'Sisters'
Medium - Promarkers & Copics
Gems - Anita's
Ribbon - Seam Binding (Candy prize from Manday aka Crafty Fox)
Die Cutting - Cricut & Heritage Cartridge
Flowers - SCAL 2 & Penny Duncan's Rose File.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Belles & Whistles - 'Shaping Up For May Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly
Divas By Design - One For The Girls
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & Grow
Cupcake Crafts - In The Garden
ABC Challenge - U Unusual Fold (not sure if this qualifies)
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Paper Romance - Anything But A Card
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday 21 May 2011

Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge

Good afternoon I hope the weather is lovely where you are, it has been a really beautiful day here, the sea is so very calm and has just a lovely cool breeze coming off of it.
I have this card which was a special request and my normal type of creation but hey ho the person who ordered it loved it so that's all that mattered.

They wanted an old fashioned style camper van which I didn't have but when I showed them this image they said it would be perfect if they could have the caption 'Are We There Yet' on it as well as this is what used to drive their dad mad when they were young.

I welded to of the caravan's together so that it could lift up to show the caption beneath. The windows of the car also have acetate in them so that a photo can be slipped in behind them.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Cricut - Pack Your Bags Cartridge for the 'Car & Caravan'
Cricut - Heritage  for the wording 'Dad'
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Tiny Bubbles'
Buttons for the wheels - Stash
Gems - Unknown Stash
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments 'Patch & Stitch'

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Simply Sunday With K Andrew - Retro Dad
Cricut Cardz Challenge - For A Male & With Wheels

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday 19 May 2011

Crafty Sentiments 'Children's Cards' Challenge

Good morning all. 

Have you seen the new images from designer Justyna Karaszewska over at Crafty Sentiments they are all super cute and available for sale NOW, take a look here to see what you are missing.

It is great to be back this week joining in with the ladies for our challenge of 'For A Child'. I made this card all pink and girlie for my god daughter who will be 5 next week and loves Fairy's. I have used an image which is from a previous release that I missed whilst taking a break so new to me, this image is called Taski

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Nitwit Collection 'Fairytale Too'
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Taski'
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments 'Circular Birthday Sentiments'
Medium - Promarkers
Lace - Local Haberdashery Shop
Die - Nellie's Multi Frame 'MFD 023'
Glitter - Stickles 'Diamond'
Butterflies - Gift from my daughter.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girlie
Craft Your Passion - Cuttie Patootie
Tuesday Throwdown - Baby/Child Card
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Pinks & Lilacs
Divas By Design - One For The Girls (Edited to add this challenge Thanks Rebekah)

Thanks for stopping by, please pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Blog and see all the other beautiful creations posted by fellow design team members.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge

Good morning, good morning. 

Thank you to all that popped by to visit me whilst I was away. Things have finally settled down now so had time to make this card yesterday. I really didn't think I would miss crafting as much as I have and I'm itching to get back to it full time.

I have had this image lying on my desk for nearly two months now so it was destined to be made into a card. I used the sketch from The Sugar Bowl but I did not use the optional theme of 'Distressed or Vintage' basically because I completely forgot about it lol.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Prima 'Annalee'
Cardstock - Bazzill
Image - Sugar Nellie 'Daisy'
Medium - Promarkers
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments 'Patches & Stitch'
Die - Nellie's Multi Frames 'MFD 028'
Doily - Coopers
Gems - Anita's

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

The Sugar Bowl - Sketch & Theme (Optional)
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Fancy A Punch