Friday, 28 March 2014

Caught in Crystal

Ok while I was travelling round blogland I came across an interesting card that led me to Technique Time Tuesday so I had a looky see and thought I'd give it a go!  Once I'd decide which stamp I wanted to use I realised I didn't really have a suitable stamp for the background so thought I'd see how it looked using patterned paper and I am really pleased with how it turned out.  Once the image was all dry and ready for mounting I discovered that if I wasn't against just placing the image I could actually line up the printed paper of the image panel with the background paper then I just finished off with a few stamps around the edge.  This is all I did in the way of embellishment as I felt the panel itself was interesting enough.  It's certainly a technique I will be doing again and experimenting with different images and papers, might need to get some ink as well as I only have 2 Adirondack inks at the moment ~ currant and meadow, might see how coloured glitter works too as I used glamour dust here.  It is very hard to get a good picture because of the acetate and glitter but it really does sparkle and shine irl! lol

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Tehcnique Time Tuesday ~ Caught in Crystal

Crafty Catz #224 ~ Anything Goes

Hello everyone, yes I'm running late yet again!  I promise to get my self better organised for next week, anyway this week over at Crafty Catz its everbodies favourite challenge theme chosen by our wonderful Carol ANYTHING GOES and we have 2 wonderful sponsors for you as well!
Crimson Cloud

Our Badge
prize is $25 to the Paper Nest Dolls
The DT were lucky and we got to play with some cute images from Paper Nest Dolls.  I used my image to make another page for my calendar which is coming together really slowly! lol.  I coloured the image with copics and spectrums, papers are from First Editions Daydream pad and I have used some Xcut dies that I bought recently and finished off with the month page.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Created with Love #78 ~ Girly

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Buttons & Bows at Divas by Design

I must firstly apologise for the lateness of my card, I did not get round to sheduling this and was so tired last night when I got home from work after a long day and then this morning I was off to the hospital for a cortisone injection in my thumb joint and it still HURTS!  So better late than never here is my card for the new challenge over at Divas By Design where our sponsor this week is 
For my card I have used one of my older stamps, this is Annie from Charmed Cards and Crafts, I have coloured her using copics and spectrums, the paper was a birthday gift from a blogging buddy, I cut the doily out of some green vellum, the label is a Crafty Cutters die from Crafty Sentiments Designs finished off with a button, the flowers were white but I coloured them to match the colours used and the little leaves are bronze metal ones.

Have to pop out just now so I'll be back later to enter some challenges, a totally disorganised day for me today! lol

Ok I'm back so I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC challenge ~ H is for Hair
OSAAT #205 ~ For a woman in your life 
Love to Create #108 ~ Bingo ~ pink, die cut, ribbon
Creative Inspirations #258 ~ Its a girl thing
TFL xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Celebrate Mothers Day with Crafty Sentiments

Good morning, today over at Crafty Sentiments we are asking you to join us in celebrating Mothers Day.  There is a fabulous prize this week too ...
Isn't that a gorgeous stamp?

So for my card I have used the cute Rosie picking pears, coloured with copics and spectrums, papers are MME, the bunting and pears are cut on the cricut and the butterflies are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #228 ~ Mum
Crafts 4 Eternity #168 ~ Anything Goes
OSAAT #205 ~ For a woman in your life
Creative Card Crew #58 ~ Animals

Sunday, 23 March 2014


I'm posting this early on my blog to take part in some challenges and I'm working all weekend, (late Saturday, sleepin and long day Sunday!) so Mum if you are here look away now!  I was having a look at the tutorials on SCS and found one for a Triangular Tri-fold card and thought I'd give it a go!  It was actually easier than I thought it would be and I like the finished effect.

For my card I have used papers from Bearly Mine Designs Spring Daffodils, such pretty papers. The sentiment on the front is a digi from Crafty Sentiments Design and the sentiment inside is pc generated.  I have used the fabulous 'Super Mum' image from Kenny K and a banner die from Joanna Sheen, a few little gems have been added and that as they say is that!  I kept it fairly flat as it's going in the post.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Created with Love #78 ~ Girly
My Time To Craft #240 ~ Mother's Day/Special Lady
Bearly Mine Challenges #March Challenge ~ One for the girls
Papertake Weekly ~ For Mum (or a girlie)
Tuesday Throwdown #187 ~ TicTacToe ~ Ribbon, digi image, bling
KennyK's Krafty Krew #168 ~ Anything Goes with a twist ~ Bow

Friday, 21 March 2014

Crafty Catz #223 ~ Bling It Up

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it's the turn of our wonderful Kim to choose the theme and she has picked 'Bling it Up'.  We have a great sponsor this week too ...

 PRIZE for March

So my card for this weeks challenge uses an old favourite image that goes back to my early days of blogging and he hasn't been out of my pc in quite some time!  The image is George from the Dottie and George images available at Charmed Cards and Crafts.  This time I have used him in precoloured form as it fitted with how I wanted my card to look.  I teamed it up with gold glitter card and black cs which I embossed with a musical notes folder.  The stars were cut from the gold glitter card using my Cricut and I finished off by adding some sakura stardust to the rhinestones on his outfit and some gems, one is on his chain round his neck.  The sentiment comes with the image.  I must say I did enjoy visiting with George and really must do it again soon! lol
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #204 ~ Use a digi
Love to Create #107 ~ C&S
Fab n Funky #208 ~ Boys to Men

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Crafty Sentiments are having a Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the Crafty Sentiments Hop 'Meeting Molly' - we shall be sharing with you some brand new stamps AND giving you the chance to win some!!  We also have a couple of 3 month GDT spots up for grabs -All you need to do is join our fab hop you have until the 23rd to hop along .Please remember to leave a comment on everyones blog and finally finish on the Inspirational blog , let us know you have hopped and tell us your favourite stamp - if of course you could choose just one - Have fun - you should have hopped here from  Kelly's blog 

Here is my card/project using the brand new stamp 'BIRTHDAY GIRL' isn't her outfit just the cutest.  I have coloured her using copics and spectrums.  The glittery background paper is from First Editions New Leaf pad and I've teamed it up with Kraft cs.  The label diecut is also from Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I added some glittery flowers, punched butterflies and a butterfly from my stash.

So that's what I got up to!  Now don't forget to hop somemore tomorrow and the place to start will be Mikha's blog.  Have fun.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #167 ~ Flower Frenzy
Created with Love #78 ~ Girly
Papertake Weekly ~ For Mum or Girly

Friday, 14 March 2014

Boys and their Toys with Crafty Catz

Good morning one and all!  It's Friday so time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our lovely Nick has chosen the theme of 'Boys and their Toys' and we have a fabulous sponsor in the shape of ... 

Digistamps4Joy SHOP

The DT were given some wonderful images to play with so don't forget to check out what my fabulous teamies got up to.  I used the Monster Truck and went for a C&S monochromatic card.  Coloured with my spectrums and matted onto black cs, sentiment stamped direct to card base and finished off with some black gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday #197 ~ Cards for a boy/man
OSAAT #203 ~ For a boy
Love to Create #106 ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Lets see your Magnolias with Divas By Design

Good morning, yes this week over at Divas by Design we want to see your Magnolia stamps and images and we are sponsored by ... 

You really must check out the gorgeous work by the Divas, it really is stunning!  For my card I have used this sweet image with the spoon and I have gone for a bit of a vintagey feel, which I'm still trying to master! lol  The gorgeous papers are from a pad I got recently called Adrift by Santoro of London from Trimcraft and this one has glittered butterflies on it.  I have distressed the edges and inked the smaller pieces, also inked round the die cut mount of the image, sentiment is a TGF stamp and I added ribbon, flowers and gold metal leaves from my stash which really shine when they catch the light.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Sparkle and Shine
Love to Create #106 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Bingo ~ Die cuts, free, glitter
Emerald Faeries #53 ~ Girly Pretty in pink

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Green is the colour ... over at Crafty Senitments

Good morning, yes over at Crafty Sentiments this week Caz has set us the challenge of  St Patricks Day or use lots of Green on our projects and the fabulous prize for this week is ...

I have used the adorable image 'Eating Strawberries' available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store, which I have coloured with my copics and spectrums, the backing paper is from M&MBI paper pad and Ive teamed it up with some green & red cs.  The flowers cut from the green cs as cut on the circut and the little red stitches are die cut. The sentiment is as Crafty Sentiments Designs stamp which has been stamped onto a die cut label which is also available from Crafty Sentiments Designs.  Finished off the card with some bakers twine and a strawberry charm from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter #148 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #258 ~ Happy Birthday
Friday Sketch #64
Fussy and Fancy Friday #109 ~ Birthdays
Totally Paper Crafts #209 ~ Female Birthday

Friday, 7 March 2014

Paper Piecing with the Crafty Catz

Good morning well it's my turn to choose the theme for the challenge over at Crafty Catz this week and I chose 'Paper Piecing', I love the effect but really don't do it often enough.  We have a fabulous sponsor this week too ...
prize...7 images of winners choice

The DT got to use some fabulous images from our sponsor and I chose the wonderful Gus Buddha, this card is for my dad's birthday (in May I'm getting organised! lol) and its a bit of a family joke!  I coloured Gus with spectrums and paper pieced the temple using papers from my new Neroli pad all the other papers are from the pad too (I actually managed 5 different pieces!)  I raised Gus on some foam pads for a little dimension and then decorated the inside too, to finish off the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
OSAAT #202 ~ Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #39 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #258 ~ Happy Birthday