Thursday, 30 May 2013

Natalie & Amy's 'Fantasy' Challenge

If you are looking for my Moving Along With The Times post you will find it below this one.

Good morning again. I am back with my happy news for the day. I have been asked to join the lovely ladies at Natalie and Amy's Challenge Blog and as you can see I said YES. Thank you ladies for having me. I look forward to getting to know you all and seeing your creations. 

This month we are challenged to make something using the theme of 'Fantasy', oh dear I so couldn't have started on a worst challenge for me! As most of my followers will know I am not one to use let's say 'none real' characters/images but I won this little fairy the other day and so it fits the challenge perfectly. 

For my card I used lots of items I received in my dt package (thank you Natalie and Amy) they are all linked below my card under supplies. The papers and buttons come from the Dovercraft Back To Basics III design and the twine from their Dovecraft Tea Party design. I also used the Woodware foam pads to mount my image and sentiment up a layer and the Stix 2 glue dots to attach my buttons. I added Ranger Diamond Stickles to her fairy wings for every little girlies bit of sparkle.

6" Scalloped Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Image - Elphine House 'Evania Nursing Boo'
Sentiment - Unknown

 Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan & March Hare
Outfit - Rose Pink, Blossom & Fresh Bloom
Shorts - Sunflower, Canary & Yellow
Bear - Sandstone & Blender
Bandage & Thermometer - Antique White
Stall - Pastel Biege

The prize on offer this month is:-

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Addicted To Stamps & More - Make Your Mark
Crafting With Dragonflies - One For The Girls
Fab 'N' Funky - Girly
I Love Promarkers - Die Cuts
Passion For Promarkers - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Joanna Sheen - Girls, Girls, Girls
No Matter Which - Things With Wings
Creatalicious - For The Girls
Aud Sentiments - Friend
In The Pink - Lots of Pink

Right that really is all from me today but I will be back on Saturday with my Crafty Calendar Challenge creations but in the meantime please pop by Natalie And Amy's Challenge Blog to see all the other wonderful creations. 

Moving Along With The Times 'Sketch' Challenge

Good morning everyone, how are you all on this cold, wintery day oh I forgot it is not winter!!

I have two posts for you today, one which brings sad news and one which brings happy news. So I will start with the sad and then you can find the happy on the post above this one. Today will be the last challenge at Moving Along With The Times BUT only until the Autumn while the design team take some time out to recharge our batteries, find our lost mojo's oh and look after the kiddies that are on school holidays. We have a great 'Sketch' to follow, it is nice and easy so the perfect end to the season. 

For my card I used this adorable little Crafter's Companion stamp of Humphrey's Corner and teamed it with some Dovercraft Back To Basic's III papers. I added some stickles glitter to the flowers for a little sparkle. I left the sentiment on the stamp as it was but now looking at it I perhaps should of cut it off and inked it separately as it is off centre.

6" Scalloped Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Glitter - Ranger Stickles

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Humphrey - Blue Grey 3, 2 & 1
T-Shirt & Shoes - Sunflower, Canary & Yellow
Trousers - Capri Blue, Denim Blue & Cloud Blue
Leaves - Chartruese & Leaf Green
Flowers - Dusky Rose, Blossom & Fresh Bloom
Wrapping Paper - Antique White

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Addicted To Stamps & More - Make Your Mark
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Spots And/Or Stripes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Glitter & Sparkle - Birthdays

Ok that's all for this post but I will be back in about 30 minutes with my happy news!!!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

My Time To Craft 'Sketch' Challenge

God morning all, I hope this post finds you well. Boy it is cold here, we have had rain, hailstones, wind and sunshine all in one day, what on earth is going on with this weather. 

This week at My Time To Craft we have a lovely sketch for you to use, pop over to the challenge blog HERE and have a look.

For my card, I have used an image and backing paper from a Kanban set. I was in need of a male card for someone special and thought this fitted perfectly. The plain card stock is gold mirri but it looks kind of yellow in the photo, I had so much trouble taking this because all I got was my reflection! I have added some Tim Holtz brads to reflect the extra elements in the sketch.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Create And Craft
Image & Sentiment - Kanban
Border Punch - Xcut Scalloped
Brads - Tim Holtz

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
I will enter this later today.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

My Time To Craft 'Christmas In May' Challenge

Good morning all. Boy was it cold yesterday I so hope it is warmer today.

This week at My Time To Craft we are challenged to, wait for it....... 'CHRISTMAS In May', well having only just got my blogger account back this week and with all that is going on here I haven't had chance to make a new card so I am showing you a card I made for last Christmas.

For my card I have used a Stitchy Bear image called 'Holly Bough' coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers and have added Glossy Accents to the berries. I can't remember whose the papers are but will edit it if I find them. The green section has been edged with a Spellbinders Edgeabilities die and embossed with a Cuttlebug Holly folder. The ribbon is from a Anna Griffin set.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Holly'
Ribbon - Anna Griffin

 Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Leaves - Holly & Pine
Berries - Crimson & Berrie Red
Ribbon - Dusky Rose & Blossom
Branch - Cocoa & Cinnamon

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Sparkles Monthly 'Monochromatic' Challenge

Good morning all. I hope today finds you all well even though the weather is not being to kind on us and spreading lots of colds around. 

It feels like forever since I have been on here, what with some nice person hacking my blogger account and keeping my locked out for over a week grrr, they drive me crazy what do they achieve apart from deleting a couple of posts and the hassle of getting back on NOTHING so what's the point. We then had our son and his family moving from Essex to Lincolnshire, they are finally all settled and happy in their new home. Now all I need is to keep my daughter out of hospital and eating (she is pregnant and cannot keep a thing down so is spending most of her time in hospital attached to a drip) oh and if she lived nearer than the 3 hour drive it is to get to her that would help lol.

Anyhow, enough of the rambling back to the matter in hand. This month at Sparkles Monthly we are challenging you to 'Monochromatic' so make anything you like just as long as it is all in one colour shade. We have a great sponsor this month in Crafty Ribbons and here is a little about them.

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Tony & Ali

For my card I decided to make the base from a sheet of Bazzill cutting it down to 6" x 12" and folding it top to bottom. I then used the Kaisercraft 'Script' stamp on the top and bottom section stamping it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink although it doesn't show up very well in the photo. I added a strip of Dotted Bazzill to the middle before adding this lovely Loni Leah Designs die cut with a Create With TLC freebie sentiment in the middle. A few gems to finish it off, this was really easy to make and yet I like the effect and simplicity of it.

Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cut - Silhouette Store by Loni Leah Designs 'Dotted Flourish Label' i.d num 21566
Sentiment - Create With TLC 'Freebie'
Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Mema's Craft - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - My Sentiments Exactly
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Keep It Simple
Creative Moments - Circles
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Silhouette Challenge - Anything Goes

That's all from me, off to catch up with a few of you.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Moving Along With The Times 'One For The Guy's' Challenge

Good morning all, I hope you are all enjoying these few days of beautiful weather we are having at the moment. I have so enjoyed being able to get out in the garden, seeing and listening to all the bird's is so relaxing.

Well, it's Thursday again lol and that means it's time for another challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week Carole has set us the challenge of 'One For The Guys'. So with Father's Day ahead of us and I am sure so many male birthday's it should be a fun challenge.

I have made a card that I thought my grandson could give to his dad for father's day unless someone comes along for a male birthday card in the meantime! I have used Sassy Cheryl's 'He Is Loved' image, which is so so cute  look at that adorable little face lol. The image and mat layer have been cut out with my Cameo. I have teamed it with Papermania's 'Happy Days' papers which I think are great for boy's cards. I added the die cut border and little tag which I also cut on my Cameo and then used the sketch pens in the machine to write the dad wording. I have attached the tag with some twine which I actually brought from Let's Create our sponsor this week.

6" Square Card Blank - Boyes
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Happy Days'
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Die Cut Border - Nellie Snellen 'Stars Combi'
Silhouette Cuts - Tag & Shadowed Mat - Lori Whitlock '6 Bracket Labels With Shadows', Dad written with 'Boys R Gross' font and metallic black sketch pen.
Twine - Let's Create

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush  plus Baby Pink for cheeks
Hat - Sunflower, Canary & Yellow
Hair - Saddle Brown, Cocoa & Cinnamon
Shoes & Bear's Hat - Chilli Red, Red Rooster & Molten Red
Teddy - Caramel, Cappuccino & Champagne
T-Shirt - Chartruese, Leaf Green & Green Shoot
Jeans - Capri Blue, Denim Blue & Cloud Blue
Ground - Ice Grey 1 - 5

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Celebrate The Occasion - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Letter B (Boy, Bear, Blue, Border, Brown)
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes

That's all for today, see you soon.