Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sparkles Monthly 'Fairies & Butterflies' Challenge

Good morning all, well what can I say the post's are still few and far between due to no real improvement with my health so please bear with me whilst it sort's itself out. 

Anyhow, it is time for another challenge at Sparkles Monthly and this month we are challenging you to 'Fairies & Butterflies', we want to see them both in some form. Our sponsor this month is the wonderful Lili Of The Valley who are offering a £10 gift voucher for one lucky winner. 

For my card I chose these My Minds Eye papers because of the butterflies and they are in colours that I would normally avoid but I actually had fun with them. I guess it is good to be out of our comfort zone at times, because of my back and such I coloured this adorable Elisabeth Bell image over a whole week! and each section I coloured I kept thinking I'm not sure about these colours but I can't possibly start again lol By the end I was glad I had stuck with it, had it of been coloured under normal circumstances it would of gone in the bin after just colouring the flower without a second thought so I guess my health was actually a positive in this case lol. Enough of the rambling, I added glamour dust to her fairy wings after lightly colouring. The bobble trim is also from My Mind's Eye, it was a kit I had a couple of years ago but cannot remember the name of and then the white ribbon was in my stash.

6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Bobble Trim - My Minds Eye
Ribbon - Let's Create
Glitter - Glamour Dust

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Henna, Auburn, Chestnut & Terracotta
Skirt - Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink, Pink Mittens & Pale Pink
Top - Twilight Sky, Rock Pool & Polar Blue
Flower Stem - Pesto & Olive Green
Flower Heads - Earth Yellow, Mustard & Pineapple

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Elisabeth Bell World - Sizzling Summer
The Hobby House - Use Image By Stated Artist
Wags N Whiskers - Ribbons & Bows
Happy Campers - Use A Stamp
Southern Girls - Make Believe
Addicted To Stamps & More - Make Your Mark
Creative Moments - Birthday/Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Things With Wings
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes With A Bow
Mema's Crafts - Ribbon/Lace or Flowers

Thanks for stopping by, see you all again soon. 

Just before I go Moving Along With The Times will be back in action from 3rd October and we are having a design team call, do you fancy it?? If so head on over HERE to read all about it.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Crafty Calendar Challenge 'We Are Going On A Bear Hunt' Challenge

Good morning all, this post should of posted yesterday but it didn't quite make it lol.

As it is the first Saturday of the month it is time for another Crafty Calendar Challenge and this month 'We Are Going On A Bear Hunt'. So you can use a bear of any kind on your project. 

I cheated with my project for this month as this is a card that I made a few weeks ago but it came in handy with the way I am at the moment, I wouldn't be able to do this just now. This card went all the way to Australia. The elderly gentleman that ordered this card said it needed to have lots of pink and be glammed up, I took a guess this is what he meant and the couple where over the moon with it, in fact the gentleman's wife cried when I delivered it.

This is a large 8" x 6" card and I did correct my mistake before delivering it, oops I think I need to go back to school for spelling lesson's and to think I used to be a teacher lol. The image is one the lovely Shell Shearer found for me at Di's Digi's when I asked her for idea's. Lots of little extra's added to glam it up.

8"x6" Card Blank - Ebay I Think
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - First Edition 'Sweet Owl'
Charm, Feather, Lace & Flowers - Stash
Brad - Dovecraft
Pearl Flourish - ZVA Creative
Nail Heads - Easy Peasy Crafts

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Oops I don't know I must have thrown my list away sorry.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers & Pearls
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
Bloggers - To Die For
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Lace
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Charisma Cardz - Fancy Flourishes
Cute Card Thursday - Pretty In Pink
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

I should be posting a card today for the Silhouette Challenge but apart from my health issue's my Silhouette Cameo has also become poorly and had to be sent away to be fixed. I will return to making again once it is back and they say that can take upto 28 days.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

My Time To Craft 'Gate Folded' Challenge

Good morning all this is the first of two posts today so if your looking for my Crafty Calendar Challenge card you will find it HERE.

I would firstly like to apologise for lack of posts in the last few weeks but I am struggling with some health issue's. One of them  is constant pins and needles in my hands with holding pens, scissors etc becoming a problem and therefore everything taking a lot longer to make but adding to that I have constant pain in my back and leg and struggling with that too. 

Anyhow onto today, it's time for a new challenge at My Time To Craft and this week the challenge is 'Gate Folded' cards. I haven't made a gatefold card in ages. I kind of made my card inside out as I used a large sentiment on the front and placed an image on the inside for a change. 

I used a sheet of the heavy 12" x 12" bazzill card stock cut down to 6" x 12" then scored at 3" and 9". I really scored it well but because it is the heavy weight card I couldn't get it to stay completely shut whilst I took the photo so have to place a bottle's on the top and bottom to hold it so please ignore those. I kept the front quite simple with the focus on the sentiment which was a freebie from Create With TLC.    

 For the inside I created this little scene with a set of stamps I have had for ages but I have no idea where they came from, I think they could have been a freebie looking at the packaging.
Card Stock - Bazzill
Images - Unknown
Sentiment - Create With TLC
Pearls - Stash

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Tree - Umber, Firewood, Pesto, Olive Green & Herb Green
Cat - Burnt Orange & Spice
Grass & Bushes - Forest Green, Chartreuse & Grass
Roof - Earth Yellow & Sleigh Bell
House - Champagne
Windows - Sleigh Bell
Door - Midnight Blue
Fence - Caramel & Sandstone
Greenery Behind Fence - Forest Green, Grass & Leaf Green
Flowers - Yellow & Trick Or Treat
Path - Cool Grey 3, 2 & 1
Butterfly - Purple & Spring Lilac

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Charisma Cardz - Fancy Flourishes
Addicted To Stamps & More - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Birthday/Anything Goes

I'll be back shortly with my Crafty Calendar Challenge card. Thanks for stopping by.