Friday, 29 November 2013

Ho Ho Ho @ Totally PaperCrafts

 Good Morning everyone,
Hope you are all well & wishing those that are not a speedy recovery.
I've not been a very good commenter of late but just to let you know I do come and visit you all.
I am hoping that I will soon be feeling better and will have the motivation to leave you all comments.
There's a new challenge starting today over @ Totally PaperCrafts
'Ho Ho Holidays'
is the theme that the lovely Lisa has chosen for us
We are sponsored this challenge by the fabby DigiStamp Boutique
I have used Christmas Arthur Mouse which I have coloured with Copics & a little chalk
The papers are from my scrap box, the dotty on is from a Polka Doodles CD the other is a nit wit paper download. All layers have been matted onto gold mirri and the stars on the image were cut out so that the gold mirri showed through. The sentiment was computer generated, the hanging stars are cut from a MB die & glamour dust has been added to Arthurs hat.
Why not visit all my teamies, their blog links can be found on the main challenge blog site here.Can't wait to see your festive creations.
 Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Die Another Day @ Songbird

 Good Morning all,
Welcome to my blog this Tuesday morning and a big hello and thank you to my new follower Tracy.
Hope you like what you see!
 Today over at Songbird Challenge there is a great new musical challenge starting:
'Die Another Day'
so we would like to see you creations using dies.
We are sponsored this fortnight by the fabby:
I have used one of their images 'Caroling snowmen', aren't they just so sweet!
I decided to make a shaker card and used Glamour dust & Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels behind the acetate to create a snowy scene, ideal for a little one don't you think?
Dies I have used are:
Spellbinders - Circle, scalloped circle, inverted scalloped circle
Image - 'Caroling Snowmen' from Meljens
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Polka Doodles Jingle Jangle CD
Card - Silver mirri, Green coordinations
Glamour dust & Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels
Hop on over to the challenge blog for some great ideas from the talented DT

Friday, 22 November 2013

FSC #57

 Good Morning Crafty friends,
We have a new sketch for you to play with over at Friday Sketch Challenge
and here it is:
Alison has designed her first sketch since joining the DT so it would be nice for you to join in and show her your interpretation's.
Here's mine:

I have used some papers I have had printed off since last year from the 
Do Crafts 'Me to You' Especially For You CD. I have used silver mirri to mat all layers on to, the scalloped oval one is die cut using a spellbinder die. The image is a pre coloured one printed off the Crafters Companion CD 'Barkley Christmas'. The border die is a MB die & the snowflakes are a spellbinder die set cut from parchment and glittered with stickles. Oh and gems have been added to the centres. The sentiment is computer generated.
This fortnight we are sponsored by Flonz Craft:

They are offering a $20 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!
Hope you will join us this fortnight! For more super ideas hop on over to see what the rest of the DT have created using the sketch. 
Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Fah La La La La... @ MAWTT

 Good Morning my crafting friends,
I think winter is on it's way! Rain, hail & sleet was yesterdays offerings!
That must mean Christmas is on it's way!!!!!!! Better get a move on with them festive cards.
There's a great challenge starting today over at Moving Along With The Times which the lovely Pami is hosting the challenge  with Team A playing along.
The theme is:
'Music Inspired'
There's a super prize up for grabs:
Mini Accordion Album kit
Here's my card:
Image - Kenny K 'Anime DJ'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - free download from Bearly Mine
Sentiment - Computer generated
Stars - MB Die
Pearls & eyelet - - Stash
Must dash, got to get ready for the district nurse's visit.
Then hopefully some crafty time.
Oh before I go, may I suggest you hop on over to the main challenge blog as my teamies have created some Fab-u-lous creations. Well worth a look!!!!
Have a great day, keep warm!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #183

Good Morning my crafty friends, hope you are all having a good weekend.
I had a busy day yesterday baking and sewing up Aran cardigans that my Mum has knitted for  us all. She knits them beautifully but reckons she can't sew up, so I get a bag full of bits to sew up for her. I must say I really don't enjoy the task and really have to make myself do it, I'd much rather be chopping paper up! Any way enough waffle.
Today Sunday Sketch & Stamp has a new challenge set by the lovely Anne Marie with this super sketch:
 Here's my interpretation:

 Image - Tiddlyinks - Wryn Birthday Girl
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - Dovecraft 'Garden Party'
Sentiment - Computer generated
Die - Spellbinders
Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more great examples from the talented DT girls
Have a great day!

Friday, 15 November 2013

CAS @ Totally PaperCrafts


 Good Morning,
It's Friday which means it's nearly the weekend & time for a new challenge over at
This week the lovely Pat is hosting the challenge & has chosen us a fab theme:
(clean & Simple)

I have used Abi Ballerina which is a freebie form  All Dressed Up
I used Copics, chalks and stickles to colour her in.
The sentiment was printed & cut on the sillohette & a larger star was cut to mount it on.
Faux stitching was added round the edge before being added to a double mat.
Bakers twine was then wrapped around and the star was added before mounting onto the card blank.
Why not join us with those CAS designs this week, you may win the prize on offer from:
Have a great weekend . 

I would like to enter:

Party Time Tuesdays - Use twine or hemp
Alphabet Challenge - T for twine
Creative moments - Anything goes/CAS
Delicious Doodles - CAS
Cute Card Thursday - So Angelic
Let's Craft & Create - Glitter
All Dressed Up - ribbons & lace

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Your Favourite Song @ Songbird

Good Morning Crafters,
Hope you all had a good weekend & those of you that went to the NEC treated yourself to lots of goodies. I never made it this year so felt compelled to have a spend on line, can't wait to get my parcel!!!
Today see's the start of a new challenge @ Songbird Challenge today with a great theme
'Your Favourite Song'
We are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs 
the DT was offered a digi of their choice to create their card for this challenge.
I chose Jolly Robins to create my card to resemble:
'When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbing Along'
I went for a CAS design printing the image and a sentiment out to fit on a 5.5" piece of card.
I coloured the image in with Copics,  glitter gel pens & glamour dust.
I matted this onto gold, then red card before adding to the card base.
Forgot to say I added glossy accents to the glass.
I then added a parchment & glamour dusted layered snowflake with a gem in the centre but couldn't make up my mind with or without. Your thoughts would be good!
The trouble is now, I keep singing!! Not good!!!!
Why not join in this fortnights challenge and get singing too!
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Have a great day!

I would like to enter:

Oldie but a Goodie - CAS Christmas
Sweet Stamping - Christmas is coming
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas words
Divas by design - Use a digi
Cute Card Thursday - Animal magic
A Gem of a Challenge - Gem gem gems

Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #56

Good Morning,
Well the Doctor has given me another month off work, at this rate I won't want to go back!
This week's sketch over at Friday Sketch Challenge has been designed by the lovely Shirley
 and here it is:

 I needed a card for my Nephew who has just got a job as a trainee tyre fitter so thought I would use this weeks sketch, what do they say, kill 2 birds with one stone.

The image was sourced on the net, I added the HB text to the banner. I then printed out his name and cut this out, I used a craft knife to cut round his thumb and placed this behind to make it appear as being held. The tyre track laser cut panel was designed by my Daughter on the silhouette, She is a bit of a whiz when it comes to designing cut files. I mounted the tyre track onto silver mirri then added ribbon the centre and a spanner brad to finish of.
Why not join in the challenge this week we have a super prize up for grabs. Hop on over to the challenge blog for more details and inspiration from my talented teamies  
I'm of to try and get some Christmas cards made.
Have a good day!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Swirly, Pearly, Girly @ MAWTT

Good Morning,
Winter is here, it's been very wet & windy here in Northampton!
The airier is out to dry the laundry on, no more out to blow in the fresh air!!!
Well perhaps the odd day here & there.
My Sister came and took me out for coffee on Tuesday and guess what....... I bought my first Christmas present which I'm really pleased about. Just need to keep going now!
Enough waffle from me as I'm here to let you know there's a new challenge starting today over at Moving Along With The Times
This week's hostess is the lovely Debs with a great theme:
'Swirly, Pearly, Girly'

Image - Shopping Nikki
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - First Edition, New Leaf
Mats - kraft card
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Pearls & twine - stash
Hop on over for some super examples from my talented teamies here then why not visit their individual blogs, you won't be disappointed!
I'm off to the Doctors this afternoon as my sick note runs out on the 10th.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #181

Good Morning,
 It's my turn to host the challenge over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp
here's my sketch:
Hope you like it and join in this weeks challenge.
This weeks fabby sponsor is:
who is offering the winner some of their super digis
Papers - Freebie Raspberry Road papers with a magazine
Colouring medium - Copics
Embellies - Card candi
Hop on over for more great ideas from my teamies here.
Have a great week!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Button it up @ TPC

Good Morning,
It's been a strange week this week for me & I can honestly say I don't know where all the time has gone. I have not had time to comment at all this week apart from my DT commitments but I am hoping I will be more organised from now on, fingers crossed!!!
Today there is a new challenge starting over at Totally PaperCrafts with Team B and Wendy hosting.
Wendy has chosen us a great theme:
'Button It Up'
so come on get out your button pots an get creating!
We are sponsored by the fab Kenny K
The winner will  receive 5 digis of their choice.
The DT was given an image to use and I chose Bow (adult)

The image was coloured with copics & a touch of chalk, think I could have gone a bit darker with the hair, bit too much highlight me thinks. The sentiment and the border was created in Photoshop, the line drawing was a first for me and took me ages! The tree is a MB die which I glittered with glamour dust and added buttons as baubles, I had no red ones so had to use copics to colour up some white ones.
Why not check out what my talented teamies have created to inspire you here.
Enjoy your weekend!