Saturday 30 July 2011

A Card And A Few Challenges

Good afternoon visitor's. 
I am having a lazy day today having had the last two days filled with children and family. 
So I made this card which is for an order, it is not my normal colours but as I was lucky enough to win these Echo Park papers I thought I would use them on this girls card. I have also used another of those Little Darlings stamps which I won and this one is called 'Jump', does it remind you of when you was young?

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Double Mates
Designer Papers - Echo Park 'Walk In The Park'
Image - Little Darlings 'Jump'
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Nellie Multi Frame Border 'MFD 028'
Lace, Ribbon, Thread & Buttons - From Stash
Cricut - Elegant Edges for the scalloped circle cut at 4.5" & 4.25"

Challenges I would like to enter:-
Create 4 Fun - Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday - Make It Girly
Deep Ocean - Ribbons
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Summer Birthdays
Craft Room - Summer Holidays
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Ribbons
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Buttons & Bows
Digistamps 4 Joy - Use A Child image
Ambers Crafts & Stuff - Use Patterned Paper
CCEE - Winter of Summer
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Summer Fun
Wags 'n' Whistles - Buttons & Bows
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Pecreativ - Summer
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes

Wow that is quite a few challenges. Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday 28 July 2011

Crafty Sentiments Polka Dots Challenge & GDT Call

Good morning all thanks for stopping by.

Today is the start of another challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and this week our challenge is to use 'Polka Dots' on your creation.
Also this week and next week we are having a guest design team member call so if you fancy joining us here are the details:-

We are looking for a Guest Designer to join us for two months! If you are interested in joining us please put GDT after your name when you enter your creation into our challenge!
The GDT call will run until next Saturday 30th July!
We will let the lucky person know by Sunday so that then gives you 4 days for your first creation!!

If you have already entered this weeks challenge & would like to be considered please email me at
with CS GDT in the subject bar with the number of your entry! 

For my card this week I used 'Spring Flowers' and just when I was looking through my nesties deciding on which to use to cut my bunny out the postman arrived with my prize from Enfys aka Going Buggy which was the Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge so it was unpacked and used in record time. I cut this beautiful frame which did have holes cut out where my gems are but they got kind of lost in all the dots behind. Thanks again Enfys, I am one happy lady.

I cut the flower on my Cricut as well from the Mother's Day cart. The idea of this flower is that it folds in on it's self for posting. I have not posted one yet but will let you know if they work once I know one has been received. I added seed beads to the centre of the flower. I used glossy accents on the flowers in my image and then added a seed bead to the centre of two bigger flowers.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Sweet Nothing's
Sentiment - The Stamps Of Life 'Tiny & 2 Cute'
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Nellie Multi Frame 'MFD 023'
Die - Nestabilities 'Classic & Scalloped Ovals' & 'Floral Accent'
Beads - DMC Seed Beads
Rhinestones - Poundland coloured with Promarkers
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Cricut - Elegant Edges Frame Cut at 4.5"
Cricut - Mother's Day Flower Cut 5 times at 1.5"

Challenges I would like to enter this into are:-
Hooked On Crafts - Cute & Cuddly
Oh La La - Circles
Die Cut Dreams - Animals
Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics
Passion For Promarkers - Animal Crackers
Anything Goes - Flowers
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Short O Mania - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Embellish It
Totally Gorgeous - Punches & Dies
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Free & Easy

That's all from me but please pop over and see all the other wonderful creations from the rest of the design team at Crafty Sentiments.

I would also like to enter this into the Cheery Lynn Designs Design Team Call which can be found HERE.

Saturday 23 July 2011

It's Summer...

Well it is on my card, just a shame the same can't be said for the rest of the United Kingdom!! We must of had rain everyday for the last two weeks, not all day but on and off so you can't judge what to do when.

I have wanted this Elisabeth Bell image for ages but just couldn't see what I would use it for until I got asked to make a card for three year old non identical twins, I knew immediately this image would be perfect. It is also especially perfect as the girls will be celebrating their birthdays on holiday.

I have used the sketch from this month's Elisabeth Bells World Challenge but unfortunately I thought it finished today but it was yesterday so missed out on entering that.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - DCWV 'Citrus Stack'
Image - Elisabeth Bells Digital Images 'Best Friends'
Sentiment - Made Up From Two Sets Of Papermania Stamps
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Panda Crafts
Die - Nellie's Multi Frame MFD 023
Punch - Xcut 'Scalloped Border'
Gems - Imaginisce Glam Rocks 'Metallic Pearl'
Cricut - Pack Your Bags 'Sandcastle 1.5" & Sun 1.5"

Challenges I would like to enter:-
The Digi Bells - 3 Papers, 2 Embellishments & 1 Image
Pollycraft Monday - Summer Fun
KB Cute - Use A Digi
Lothian Crafts - Die Cutting
Lexi's Creations - At The Beach
Bunny Zoe's - Fun In The Sun
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Metallic (Gems)
Ladybird Crafts - Summer Birthdays
Charisma Cards - Sunshine Colours
Crafty Purple Frog - Take A Dip
Card & Scrap - Use A Punch/Die
Fussy & Fancy - Summer
Timbroscrapmania - At The Seaside
Just Tracy's - Summer Holidays
Birthday Sundaes - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Summer Theme

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by and any comments left.

Thursday 21 July 2011

Crafty Sentiments New Mini Release & 'Wedding' Challenge

EDITED to upload a new second photo which was not showing.
Good morning crafter's. 

There is love in the air, well there is on my card lol. 
Today see's not only a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs but also a New Mini Release. Our challenge this week is 'Weddings' and all the design team have used images from the New Mini Release

This release consists of:- 
2 image stamps 'Billy The Groom' and 'Primrose The Bride'
A 'Grunge Postcard'
A 'Wedding Banner' 
A 'Wedding Sentiment Set'
These are all available to purchase as of today HERE.

On the first panel of my card I have used Billy & Primrose (don't they make a lovely couple) and then on the second panel I have used the wedding banner and one of the sentiments off of the sheet.

As I made an easel card I took 3 photo's as it is so hard to get all the detail in. This is a colour scheme I have not used before and was quite unsure on it to start with but actually really like it now. I also dug out the border embossing folders that I have had since I got my Cuttlebug and not used before now, shame on me!

2 6" Square Card Blanks - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Dovecraft 'Wedding'
Cardstock - Blue Bazzill & Silver Mirri Gift
Medium - Promarkers
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Heart Blocks' & 'With Love'
Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems - Imaginisce Glam Rocks 'Mirror'

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Scrappekammeret - Chamber Girls Limitation
Hooked On Crafts - With Love
Anything Goes - More Thank One Fold
Clear It Out Tuesday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Embossing
Short O Mania - Anything Goes 
Crafty Ann's - Dry Embossing
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Craft Your Days Away - Fancy Folds
Sparkles Forum - Elegant & Lace
4 Crafty Chicks - Weddings

That's all people, don't forget to stop by the challenge blog and see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team and then hop on over to the to the Crafty Sentiments Shop to check out those new cuties.

Saturday 16 July 2011

It's Christmas.........

Good afternoon, well what did I say about the lovely weather returning yesterday! It has not stopped raining all day.

I have made a Christmas card today, can you believe we are making Christmas Cards in July it seems to get earlier every year. I have used this lovely stamp from Belles & Whistles called 'Rockin' Around'.

I cut the poinsettia with my Cricut and added pearls to form the centre but I am not sure I like it so may change it for a another flower later.

6" Square Card blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - ? Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - Summer Driggs 'Winter Gifts'
Image - Belles & Whistles 'Rockin' Around'
Sentiment - Kaisercraft 'Tis The Season'
Medium - Promarkers
Lace - Craftmania
Pearls - Papermania

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Belles & Whistles - Flowers & Pearls
Oldie But A Goodie - Ribbon & Lace
Short O Mania - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas In July
Creative Friday - Christmas In July
Stamp Something - Christmas In July
2 Sisters - Christmas In July
Crafty Emma's - Christmas
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Secret Crafter - Holidays

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Friday 15 July 2011

Cool Kid Boys Card

Good afternoon ladies, the lovely weather seems to have returned well it is slightly better than it was lol.
I have a card for you today that was made for a teenage lad and oh how difficult they are to make for, then I remembered this Kenny K image which I have had for ages and this is the outcome.
I had a lovely gift arrive yesterday from the lovely Bev aka 'All The Things I Love' which was the ticket & sentiment stamps from Lili of The Valley and they couldn't have arrived at a better time as I think they suit this card perfectly. Thanks Bev.
I made the buttons myself by cutting out 3/4" circles from cereal box cardboard and then again with the patterned paper, I stuck these together and then heat embossed them with Utee. I threaded some DMC cross stitch thread through and just tied. 

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Summer Driggs 'Boy Oh Boy'
Image - Kenny K Freebie 'Cool Kid'
Medium - Promarkers
Sentiment - Lili Of The Valley 'Grunge Tickets & Tags Sentiments'
Eyelets & Brads - Papermania
Charm - QD Store's
Border Punch - Xcut 'Scallop'
Thread - DMC

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Creative Inspiration - No Flowers Allowed
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Happy Birthday
Amber's Crafts - Embossing
Hanna & Friends - Happy Birthday
Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 buttons, 2 eyelets, 1 charm
Wags & Whiskers - Birthdays
Kenny K - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by I'll be back soon.

Thursday 14 July 2011

Crafty Sentiments 'Add Stitching' Challenge

Good morning all and thank you for stopping by. What happened to the lovely weather although it is not cold it has been overcast with a shower or two each day for days now, please give us back our sunshine.

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge and this week we are challenging you to 'Add Stitching' to your projects. Now this doesn't have to be real stitching it can of course be faux, I however did dust off the sewing machine but as you can see I am not great with it, I will have to stick to papers definitely wouldn't fancy a new dress with those wiggly lines lol. 

I went with two colours I wouldn't normally put together but having seen the cerise butterfly I thought they would be a good match for the image, plus I have had this paper for ages in my stash and I just never found a use for it (these were those papers that just kept getting moved around, so time to out them!). I decided to leave the flowers white like daisy's but added glossy accents over them to give a lovely sheen look. I didn't add a sentiment as the paper says it all.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Paper Mill Shop
Designer Paper - Papermania Henbury Lane
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Rosie Spring Flowers'
Medium - Promarkers
Border Die - Nellie's Multi Frame 'MFD023'
Ribbon - Craftmania
Flowers - Gift
Pearls - ? Papermania maybe?
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Cricut - For the circles

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Creatalicious - Sketch
Craft Your Passion - Just For You
Pollycraft Monday - The Great Outdoors
KB Cute Monday - Something Cute
Stamps R Us - Through The Garden Gate
Ladybug Crafts - Summer Birthdays
Use It Tuesdays - Animals
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Animals
Crafting For All Seasons - Furry Animals
Timbroscrapmania - Birthdays
Sweet Stampin' - Cute & Cuddly

Now just before I go I want to let you know of an up coming release we will be having at Crafty Sentiments Designs called Happy Ever After.

Doesn't Primrose look stunning in her wedding dress, this release will be available from next Thursday so join us for a special Wedding Day Challenge.

Please stop by the challenge blog and have a look at the creations of the other design team members.

Tuesday 12 July 2011

A Little Darling For A Challenge Or Few

Good evening all. I made this card just for fun and to enter into a few challenges. This image is another of my Little Darling stamps that I won and is called 'Nice To Meet You'
I chose to use these blue and green shade papers as I really like this combination for boys but at the back of my mind I always hear friends saying when I was younger that 'blue and green where never to be seen except with another in between', funny how you remember these sayings.
I have also moved all my crafting things to another computer and wow what a difference I can see in the colours of my photographs, they always looked so dull on my other computer but on the new screen that are all bright and colourful so I apologise now if I had been blinding you!!

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Prima 'Annalee'
Sentiment - Papermania 
Die - Nellie Multi Frame 
Die - Nestabilities Calssic & Scallop Ovals
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'D'vine Swirls'
Butterfly Lace - Craftmania
Seam Binding - Candy Win
Clear Pearls - Craftmania
Tag - Cut on Cricut with SCAL2

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Fussy & Fancy - Sketch
Little Darlings - Favourite Colour Combo
Cupcake Crafts - Challenge 80 One For The Boys
The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
Tuesday Throwdown - Fun In The Sun
Deep Ocean - Cards
Party Time Tuesdays - Blue Skies & Summer Days
Craft Room Challenges - Butterflies
Divas By Design - Die Cuts & Punches
Dutch Dare - Summer Fun
Totally Gorgeous - Summertime
2 Sisters - Summertime Fun
One Stop Crafts - Summertime
Crazy 4 Challenges - Summer Theme

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday 7 July 2011

Crafty Sentiments 'Craft With A Child' Challenge

Good morning, today is the day for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiment Designs and this week we challenge you to 'Craft With A Child' that is of course if you can but if you can't you can do what I did and 'Craft For A Child'. It is not that I don't have children quite the opposite they are just all a little too old to want to craft with mum especially as three of them are boys lol.

I decided to go all girlie with my card and used this pretty little fairy called 'Taski' she is one of the older releases but still available in digital format HERE. It wasn't until I got to the end of my card and wondered why I had an extra piece of pink cardstock left I realised I had left the second layer's mat out!!
Do you like my double bow? I used to really struggle with bows then my friend Tracy aka Scrap Happens brought me a peg bow maker which makes them so much easier and the other day I found some you tube video's with different types of bows you can make so watch out there could be a bow on everything soon lol.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Nitwit Collection 'Fairy Tale'
Image - Crafty Sentiments 'Taski'
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments 
Medium - Promarkers
Glitter - Stickles
Die - Nestabilities 'Classic & Scalloped Ovals'
Ribbon - Recycled from a gift

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Crafts 4 Eternity - Sketch (turned sideways)
Stamps R Us - There Was A Little Girl
Bunny Zoe's - Fairies
By The Cute & Girly - Things With Wings
Clear It Out Tuesday - Wing It Out
Truly Scrumptious - Things With Wings
Stamp Something - Use A Digi
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Birthday Sundaes - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ribbons

That's all from me today people but please do pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog to see all the other girl's crafty projects.

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Good afternoon all, it has not been a great day here weather wise one minute sunshine and the next heavy downpours.  

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win 5 really cute stamps from a company called Love To Stamp Little Darlings Range. They are an American company and this is only their second release but I think they will be popular pop over and have a look you won't be disappointed.

Today I have inked up 'Catch A Falling Star' and just look at the detail in that image. This is not my normal choice of colour's but there are a few challenges with this pick and so decided it wouldn't be a challenge if I didn't give it ago plus I have had that star paper forever lol.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Mixture of Bazill & Pearlised
Designer Paper - Stars DCWV 'Adhesive Stack' & Striped 'Drawn'
Medium - Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Die - Nestabilities 'Classic & Scallioped Square'
Ribbon - Gift

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Pollycraft - Celebration option Stars & Stripes
Paper Playtime - Red, White & Blue
Use It Tuesday - Red, White & Blue -star paper
My Mums Craft Shop - Stars & Stripes
Crafting For All Seasons - Red, White & Blue
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Red, White & Blue
DYSU - Squares
Craft Us Crazy - Red, White & Blue or Summer
Card Making Mama's - Red, White & Blue
2 Sister's - Birthdays
Creative Inspirations - Red, White & Blue
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Stars & Stripes
I Did It - Patriotic

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with my Crafty Sentiments Designs design team card.

Saturday 2 July 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenges July Challenge

Good morning all. It is the first Saturday of the month so that means it is time for another Crafty Calendar Challenges Challenge. This month we are challenging you to the theme 'Under The Sea'

I have been so busy with my Christmas projects for  yesterday's Crafty Sentiments New Release that I completely forgot about this challenge and was just thinking my project would be late when I remembered this card I made for one of my husband's students who is seriously unwell. You see that little Scuba Diver there on my card well, that is my husband lol and that is how he spends his days, not bad eh, he calls it work!!

I brought these stamps a couple of years ago from someone in America whose name escapes me at the moment, they are lovely stamps and beautifully clear images but they are a bit of a specialist interest and I only ever use them to make cards for my hubby's students and colleagues.

As this was for a man I decided to leave the images uncoloured and have not added any embellished, I just double matted my cardstock layers but it doesn't show up too well.

A5 Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Cardstock - Bazzill
Stamps - Unknown
Ink - All Colours 'Memento'
Sentiment - Inkadinkado 'LM807712 '

Not many supplies for this card.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
My Partner In Crime - Beach Theme
Hanna & Friends - For A Man
Crafty Ann's- Get Well/ Thinking of You
Sparkles Forum- At The Beach

Thanks for stopping by, please hop over to the Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog to see all the creations from the other design team members.