Thursday, 30 May 2013

MAWTT has gone Sketchy!

Good Morning all out there in blogland,

Well another rainy day here in Northampton, don't mind too much while I'm working.
I'm just so pleased we had a nice Bank Holiday weekend.
Today we have a new challenge starting over at MAWTT
This week's hostess is the BOSS Hazel who has created us a super sketch to play with

As long as we can still see the sketch on you card embellish as much as you want!

  We don't have a sponsor this week so its just for the fun of it. However there will be a top 3 announced next Wednesday evening!

Here's my card:

Image - Di's digi downloads 'King of the Castle'
Colouring medium - Pro's Spec's & Copics & chalks
Papers - free with mag & do crafts CD
Sentiment - computer generated
Ribbon - Stash
 MAWTT is having a Summer Holiday!
This will be our last challenge until the 3rd October.

 I would like to enter:
Diva's by Design - Tie a ribbon
One Stop Craft Challenge - Furry Friends
Songbird Challenge - All creatures great & small
Created with Love - You lift me up


Sunday, 26 May 2013

Treasured Baby Boy


Good Evening everyone,
Hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine, 2 days on the trot, can't be bad!!!
You won't believe how long it's taken me to write this post, well uploading the pictures to be exact.
I did something to the file I think when saving it , I can't upload it or delete it from my laptop, goodness knows what I've done. I ended up having to take more photos then save them under a completely different name, 2 hours later and lots of moans and groans here we are.
I've made a card today for a Baby Boy, I can't get a stock of these as they seem to sell as fast as I make them! I used a digi stamp from DigiStamp Boutique the Louie Love Set
The image has been coloured with Copics & chalk. The string of hearts were paper pieced with the checked paper (as the backing paper)  that I shrunk down and added letters to to spell out the word 'BABY'.
I first cut out a aperture in plain blue card using a reverse scallop die, then I cut a circle out of the checked paper and this was matted on top of the blue card to produce a scalloped finish to the aperture. The image was applied to the card front then the aperture was mounted on top using foam pads to raise it. Flowers were die cut using joy! craft die and layered together to give a fuller look, card candi was coloured with markers and added to the centres. The sentiment is from crafters companion and was mounted onto kraft to match the leaves that were cut out using the leaf die from the phlox set from MB.
Well what a load of waffle, hope that's not confused you!

I would like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - If the paper fits
Dream Valley - Animals
One Stop Craft Challenge - Furry Friends
DigiStamp Boutique - Monthly challenge

Saturday, 25 May 2013

I'm a Big Girl Now!

Good Evening all out there in Blogland,
Hope you've all had a great day today and enjoyed a bit of sunshine!
Isn't it lovely to be able to sit outside without a coat on. I've been sitting out watching Alisha do some tricks (as she calls them) on the trampoline. Then I potted on my tomato plants, I do love to be able to pick fresh tomatoes, there's a sense of achievement when doing so.
Enough waffle here's a card I made in between doing all the chores today

I used a stamped image from Crafters companion that's been waiting to be coloured for a few week's now. I used Copic's to colour her in after choosing MME papers that have been in my stash a few years now. All have been matted onto black card . The border punch used is from Martha Stewart, the flower die is a new Joy! craft one from Swincraft & the flourish is part of a die cut from Marrianne. A doily, card candi & gems have been added for that finishing touch also a bit of glitter and gold pen.
Have a good evening and fingers crossed it will be a nice day tomorrow.
I would like to enter:
Kaboodle Doodles - use stripes and/or circles
Card Makin Mamas - Rubber stamps
Sweet Stamping - Doilies & Dies

Friday, 24 May 2013

Just Married

Good Morning Everyone,
It's nearly the weekend again, where do the week's go? It's a nice long one too!
Hope you've all got something nice planned.
Over at Friday Sketch Challenge  see's the start of a new challenge.
This week the lovely Marie has designed us a super sketch to play with, with lots of possibilities.
Here it is:
And here's my take on it:

Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - Do crafts-Pampered pets & spellbinders-dainty dots embossed
Mats & leaves - kraft card
Flowers - double layer of punched flower with a pearl centre
leaves MB Phlox die
Border - Martha Stewart punch

I would like to enter:
Nutcrafters - use some kraft
Cute card Thursday - Tie it up
Polkadoodles - Spring/pastel colours
Creative Inspirations - Bingo (Pink, charm & ribbons)
Incy Wincy Designs - Metal Mania

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #157 "Another 'Perfect Pear"

Welcome everyone on this beautiful sunny Sunday morning!
Sunday means a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
A new challenge means a new sketch for us to play with!
This week Anne-Marie has designed us a stunner!

And here's my interpretation:
 I enjoyed using this image so much I have used it again.
Image - Perfect Pear (a freebie from Birdie Brown here)
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Paper background - Nitwits
Paper rosette - Polka doodles 'double sprinkle of kraft' CD
Heart dies - MB

Have a great day everyone!

I would like to enter:
Polkadoodles - Anniversaries
cupcake craft -lots of layers
ABC Challenge - Wedding/Anniversary


Friday, 17 May 2013

Perfect Pear

Good Morning lovely people in blogland,

Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately, been really busy & my laptop still has no screen so I have to link up to a screen! Not ideal!!!!!!! But be assured I do pop by all your blogs to see your wonderful creations just don't have time to leave messages, hopefully this weekend I will get a chance.

I am here today with a card that I made using the sketch over @ Friday Sketch Challenge
There is still 1 week left for this challenge to run, with the chance to win some goodies from:
Birdie Brown

Image & Sentiment - Birdie Brown's 'Perfect Pear ' can be found here free
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Paper - embossed with Spellbinders A4 'Dainty Dots' folder
Embellies - from stash
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
I would like to enter:
Polkadoodles - Anniversaries
Crafts & Me - Use a digi
Crafty Creations - KISS
Crafty Ribbons - No designer papers
Crafty Boots - Celebration


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Colour Inspiration @ MAWTT

Good Morning to all you lovely people out there in blogland,
 I would like to welcome 2 more Sarah's to my list of followers, I feel honoured you have chosen to follow my blog, I hope you like what you see.

Today over at MAWTT see's the start of a new challenge.
This week's hostess is Hazel who has chosen a
Colour Challenge

We don't have a sponsor this week so we are just for fun.
Here is my card:
The image is 'Mouse With Love' from Di's Digi's which has been coloured with Copic's, chalks & of course a touch of glitter. The papers are digi papers printed from Do Crafts CD. The border is a Spellbinder Die. The flowers are punched in white paper that have been coloured with markers, layered up and have had viva pearls applied to the centres. The leaves were cut out using a MB Phlox die.
Hope you will join in the challenge this week, can't wait to see your creations.
Hop on over to the challenge blog and check out the amazing inspiration from team A.
I would like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - Animal antics
Bearly Mine - Lucky dip (pearls, flowers & diecuts
LEJ designs - borders or corners
Crafts & me - Use a digi


Sunday, 12 May 2013

For You Mum

Evening All,
Hope you've all had a good weekend. The weather here in Northampton is rather wet but luckily no thunder storms thank goodness!
I would like to say hello to Sarah who has kindly chosen to follow me, hope you won't be disappointed!
My card today is one I made for my lovely Mum for Mother's Day, as you may recall from a previous post she likes simple & pink so here it is:
The image is from Tiddlyinks and is called 'Bloom Beautifully' .  I coloured the image with Copics & chalks & added glitter to the butterfly for a bit of sparkle. I sized the image to fit inside a 5.5inch piece of card and positioned this to the right hand side. I then added the stem of flowers with the butterfly on top near Emma so that it looked as if she'd picked the flowers she is holding. The sentiment was then added to the top left. After printing off it was cut out and matted onto a slightly larger piece of black card then onto a 6" scalloped square card
Enjoy your Sunday Evening everyone!
I would like to enter:
One Stop Craft Challenge - add some glitter
Creative corner Challenge - things with wings
2 Sisters - Mother's Day
Crafty Ribbons - no designer papers

Friday, 10 May 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #43

Good Morning to you all,

Another weekend is upon us, hope the weather is going to be kind to us!

Firstly I would like to welcome Audrey, I'm so pleased you have chosen to follow me, I hope you will like what you see.

Secondly we have a new challenge for you to play along with this fortnight over @ Friday Sketch Challenge

The sketch has been designed by Kelly

And we have a super sponsor Birdie Brown.
who is offering 3 digis to one lucky randomly drawn winner!

Here is my card:
Image - Pocketable Puppy from sponsor
colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - Do crafts 'Woodland Folk & Friends' & 'Wellington Past Time Collection CD's
Sentiment - computer generated
Flower centres - Viva Pearls

Hop on over to the challenge blog for more ideas from the talented team

I would like to enter:
Crafty creations -something old, something new (new digi stamp, old peel offs &button)
Creative craft challenge2 - all about animals
Crafty Sentiments - use a sentiment
Ruby's Rainbow - Furry Friends


Monday, 6 May 2013

Happy Birthday MUM

Good Morning everyone,
Hope you are all enjoying this Bank Holiday & surprisingly the sunshine that has shown itself!
I thought I would share a card I made for my Mum's birthday which was yesterday. She loves pink, simple & flowers so this is what I came up with.

I made a scalloped circle card base using my grand dies from spellbinders, then cut an extra single circle for the card front. The card base was then scored and folded to form an easel card

The image is Cosmos from A Passion for Stamps which I resizes and added the sentiment before printing off. This was painted using distress inks. This was then cut using the circle cutter from We R Memory Keepers as was the embossed circle on the base of the card and 2 kraft card mounts.
Kraft card was then bordered with a Martha Stewart punch and an embossed strip was then added to this along with a ribbon and bow. This was then applied to the card using foam pads to act as the stopper.
Enjoy the rest of this sunny Bank Holiday!

I would like to enter:

Crazy 4 Crafts  -Sweeet colour combo
One stop craft challenge - Flower power
Totally papercrafts - Don't be square - use a shaped card
Crafts & Me - Floral frenzy
Creative Inspirations - Birthdays
Charisma cardz - Shaped cards

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #155

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you're all having a great weekend & enjoying the sunshine.
Another family Birthday today so popping out with the gang for Sunday Lunch & more cake!
Today we have a new challenge starting  over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
The Lovely Sam has designed a great sketch for us to play with.
Here's my card:
Image - Fizzy Moon 'Wedding Bells'
Colouring medium - Copics
Flowers - Torn circles rolled
Leaves & hearts - MB dies
Sentiment - Computer generated
Paper - Raspberry Road
Glamour dust - on veil & hearts

Hop on over to the Challenge blog and check out the DT's creations, they're fab!
I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - letter (Bears, Bride, Bling)
Creative Craft Challenge - All about Animals
Ruby's rainbow - Furry Friends

Thursday, 2 May 2013

One for the Guy's @ MAWTT

Good Morning Crafters,
A very nervous one for me! Shall I tell you why?..............
It's my turn to host my first challenge over @ Moving Along With The Times.
The theme I have chosen is...........
One For The Guy's
So come on, let's see those Masculine cards.
This has been coloured with Copics & chalks. The sentiment was computer generated. The digi paper is from Sassy designs and has been printed in greyscale. The stars were cut on the silhouette & the bakers twine is from creative expressions.
Sponsoring us this week is.......................
Jo Channon from Lets Create. 
Who is offering the winner a super prize of........................
 Die Delight Floral Border from Spellbinders
Hop on over to the main challenge blog for some great inspiration from team A's wonderful creations.
I would like to enter:
Bearly mine - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spots or Stripes