Tuesday, 31 July 2012

My Time To Craft 'Fantasy' Challenge

Good morning everyone.
Are you all glued to the Olympics? We are not doing too well at the moment are we, lets hope this week see's more medals.

Anyhow onto the matter in hand. It's time for a new challenge over at My Time To Craft and Pat chose the theme 'Fantasy' so no real characters. This was so hard for me as I don't normally use these type of images but remembered I had a won 100 images from Pollycraft and this little monster was among them.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - Papermania 'For Him'
Image - Pollycraft 
Sentiment - Lily Of The Valley 'Stamp F Words For Tags'
Medium - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders 'Labels One'
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Bakers Twine - My Craft Shop

Promarkers Used:-
Monster - French Navy, Aegean, Azure, Cyan & Baby Pink
Cupcake & Candle - Mandarin, Mango, Soft Lime & Yellow

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Critter Sketch - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - 2 or More Papers
One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi
Quirky Crafts - Quirky Cupcake(s)

That's all from me today but please pop by the blog and see the other girls creation's.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Celebration in Pink, Pearl & Pretty' Challenge

Good morning all. 
As the weather is being so mean to us all I thought I would start by giving you all a laugh and change my profile picture. This is my hubby and I whilst aboard our cruise ship in June and just look at my face. I just cannot smile in photo's I always manage to pull some sort of awful face, although David doesn't look much better does he he looks like he is gritting his teeth. 

Anyway back to the task in hand, this week at Moving Along With The Times it is Mau's turn to set us the challenge and she went with 'Celebration in Pink, Pearls and Pretty'. I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this Whiff of Joy image and now can't understand why I have never used it before. The flourish die cut is made from a Cheery Lynn die I brought whilst at the Doncaster show with Shell last weekend, I had wanted it for ages but everywhere I looked it was either out of stock or a ridiculous amount of postage just to send that.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card stock - Bazzill & Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Image - Whiff of Joy 'Willow Dressing Up'
Sentiment - ?? Paper Pretties
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dies - Cheery Lynn 'Fanciful Flourish' & Spellbinder 'Edgeabilities'
Pearls - Unknown Doncaster Show

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Hair - Walnut, Cinnamon, Tan, March Hare & Antique White
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Dress & Shoes - Budding Rose, Tea Rose, Baby Pink, Pale Pink & Muted Pink.
Bracelet - Gold

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Bearly Mine - Girly birthday card
Cards & More - Pink/Tip/No flowers
LEJ Designs - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - All things girlie
Sassy Cheryl's - Fancy borders
Stamp N Plus - Anything goes
ABC Challenges - T use 2 of something (flourishes)
Mema's Craft - Anything Goes

I was lucky enough to be a winner at Mema's Craft last week and got 2 great Kenny K images which I can't wait to use. 

Finally before I go I just wanted to show you my unit that my darling hubby made for me to store all my pens and pencils in (got to butter him up as I know he will read this and I want a paper holder one made next lol) . After buying the last of the Promarkers I needed to complete my set at Doncaster, I needed somewhere to store them all so this is what David made for me. I have not organised it or put all my pens in it yet this is David's arrangement and how I found it after returning from having my hair cut. See Shell all that noise yesterday during our phone call was worth it!

Please pop over to the challenge blog and have a look at all the other pretty pink and pearl creations you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by, I have my inlaws here for the next couple of days so will catch up with your blogs at the weekend. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

My Time To Craft 'Make It Wet' Challenge

Good morning all. I really wish this weather would make up it's mind whether we are in summer or autumn already, it really is driving me mad how about you all?

Anyhow enough of the weather I was asked by my Moving Along With The Times teamie Shell if I would like to join her and the wonderful ladies at My Time To Craft and oh course how could I resist. So this is my first post with them and Vanessa set us the challenge of 'Make It Wet', so that means anything related to water. Nice and easy eh, so no excuses not to come join us.

For my card I went with this Let It Rain image from Saturated Canary and colours I don't normally use but really quite like them! It took me ages to colour this image but glad I took the time as I think the finished effect is one of my better ones.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - Dovecraft 'Back To Basics 2'
Sentiment - ?? Paper Pretties
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dies - Spellbinder Edgeabilities
Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel

Promarkers & Flemarkers Used:-
Hair - Walnut, Cinnamon, Caramel, Tan, March Hare & Almond
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Dress - Midnight Blue, Cobalt Blue, Blue Pearl, Summer Sun, Yellow, Soft Lime, Leaf Green, Apple, Meadow Green & Lime Zest
Boots - Meadow Green, Apple, Summer Yellow, Cool Grey 4, 2 &  1
Umbrella - Summer Yellow, Lemon, Soft Lime, Meadow Green, Cool Grey 4, 2 & 1.

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This Into:-
Sassy Studio - Sketch
Love To Create - 3 of something (Papers & Gems)
Make It Monday - Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything goes
The Craft Place - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - Use a digi
Pixie Dust Studio - Rain or shine

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Crafty Calendar Challenge July Challenge

Good morning all. 
I typed this on Thursday as we had to go away to London for a couple of days on Friday for a funeral and hope that helps make sense of my next sentence lol. I hope none of you have been affected by the awful rainfall that has been shown on the news this evening, my area is on an amber warning but no sign of the rain as yet!

Today brings us a new challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge and this month our challenge is 'Fun in the sun' with the option of 'shimmer and shine' but I totally forgot the option! This month we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who gave us some fabby images to use but I unfortunately had a problem with my printer so couldn't use them.
For my card I decided to go for a boys way of having fun in the sun and who better to spend the time with than his best friend.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Papermill Stores
Designer Papers - Echo Park 'Walk In The Park'
Image - Little Darlings 'Slow & Steady'
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Brads - Papermania
Dies - Nestability Classic & Scalloped Circles and Edgeabilities

Promarker & Flexmarkers Used:-
Turtle - Marsh Green, Olive Green, Walnut, Cinnamon, March Hare & Tan
Shorts - Lime Green, Lime Twist & Aniseed
T-Shirt - Bright Orange, Tequila Sunrise & Soft Peach
Hair - Gold, Mustard, Pastel Yellow & Vanilla
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Dude Time Doodles - Fun In The Sun
Card A Day Blog - Just For Men
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Oozak - Bright Colours
Sparkles Forum - Summer Fun
Crafty Sentiments - Summertime
Flourishes - Summer
Top Tip Tuesday - One For The Men 
Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, I know I haven't made it round to you all as yet but I will get there I promise.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Make It Sentimental' Challenge

Good morning all. I am finally back and what a treat it was to be able to sit and craft after what feels like an absolute age.

We are all moved into our new home now, which is fantastic for me especially as it is all on one level and I have a garden that I can actual access! That has got to be one of the things I missed most as I love being in the garden.
We have also had a fantastic holiday cruising around Italy, Spain and France, the weather was 40 degree's everyday and the sea so calm you didn't know you was on the water.

Anyhow back to the matter in hand and this week at Moving Along With The Times the lovely Deb's set us the challenge to 'Make It Sentimental' so in other words make your sentiment the focal point of your card (no images allowed). We are sponsored by Di's Digital Downloads so a great prize to be had and well worth entering for.
Oh and just so you are aware over the summer we will be having fortnightly challenges so you will have plenty of time to enter and we get some time off (like I need it), well that is what the boss ordered so who am I to argue lol.
For my card I decided to do something different for me and use white with just a hint of colour and lots of layers. I have used 5 different Spellbinder nestability dies along with this gorgeous Cheery Lynn Waltzing Matilda die which I was lucky enough to win over at Bearly Mine Challenges. I made the background by inking a mask and then running it through my cuttlebug to print it onto my card stock.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Mask - Creative Expressions
Ink - Distress Ink 'Spun Sugar'
Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel in 2 Sizes
Ribbon - Stash
Dies - Nestabilities 'Classic & Scalloped Square', 'Classic & Scalloped Circle', 'Labels 1' & Cheery Lynn 'Waltzing Matilda'
Sentiment - Computer Generated.

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Cards Galore - White on White
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Ribbons & Bows
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Blogger Network - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Show & Tell - Spritz, Spray or Stencil
Whoopsi Daisy - White on White