Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Happy Anniversary

I'm entering my card today in the following challenges:

Sketch & Stash - 95 Danielle's Sketch using old lace from stash
Di's Digi Designs - Wedding, Anniversary, Engagement
Crafty Creations - Gems & Twine
Totally Papercrafts - Zesty Summer Colours
Charisma Cardz - Lace
Love to Create - Handmade Flowers

Monday, 27 August 2012

Best Friends

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Little Claire - Best Friends
Polka Doodles - Stitching
Cupcake - Flowers
Sketchy Challenge - Chantal's Sketch

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Getting Sentimental

I've got some dear friends who will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary next month and thought this would make an ideal card to mark the occasion.

I started with an 8" x 8" octagon shape that I made using a scoring board. The backing paper and main sentiment are from Joanna Sheen's If Flowers Could Talk CD which contains the art work of Jayne Netley Mayhew and the poetry of Patience Strong. A beautiful CD that is useful for so many occasions. The leaves and butterflies are die cut.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog Totally Sentimental
Fab n Funky - Leaves
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

CD Sunday - Game On

It's my turn to choose the theme for CD Sunday this week and this week it is Game On. There are lots and lots of different types of games to choose from and I picked this lovely image of cricket on the village green from Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia Collection CD. When I was growing up my Dad played cricket every weekend in the summer and this reminds me of those days when the sun shone every day (sigh!). I've used bakers twine to tie up my bunting and a stripey paper from Buzz Craft.

We still have the lovely Michelle with us as our Guest DT and she has a lovely card to show you this week.

My fellow teamies have made some wonderful cards too with lots of different kinds of games so do pop over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog and join in the fun this week. All we ask is that you use something from a CD somewhere on your creation but you can add lots of other things too if you wish.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


My card today is for the following challenges:

MWATT - Anything but square
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers
Love to Create - Kraft, yellow + 1 colour (green)
Totally Paper crafts - Inspired by a song (I'll pick a rose for my rose - Motown hit for Marv Johnson)
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Double Trouble
Cutie Pie - Borders & Frames
CYDA - Anything
Crafty Catz - Animals
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything but a square or rectangle
Allsorts - Metal

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

CD Sunday - Cute Christmas

This week was Jenny's turn to choose our theme at CD Sunday and it is Cute Christmas with Elegant Inspiration. I've used the CD Christmas Comfort by Elegant Inspiration to make my card this week.Both backing papers and the main image are all from the CD I just added some plain card to mat and layer and some die cutting. I used a distressing tool and sanding block to give it a slightly aged feel and just finished off with some ribbon.

We have a bit of a treat for you this week as we have an extra gift to give away. We have been given a copy of the latest cd from Elegant Inspiration - Christmas Comfort, to give to the winner of our top three this week so please do play along with our challenge for a cute Christmas (and don't forget to tell us which CD you have used).

I'm looking forward to seeing your cute Christmas cards this week.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

I'm entering my card today in the following challenges:

Willow sketch - Sketch plus red/yellow/orange
Totally Papercrafts - Frame it
Cute Card Thursday - Tag You're it
Magnolialicious Highlights - Autumn Splendor
Totally Tilda - Tilda Using Kraft Card
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Fall
Simpy Magnolia - Gingham & Stitching

Thank you for looking.

CD Sunday Exotic Birds and Blooms

We have a new challenge for you at CD Sunday and this week it is Exotic Birds and Blooms.

I have used a WS template to make a card in the shape of a ginger jar. I've used Eastern Treasures CD by Joanna Sheen for the bp and main image and used flowers, gems, die cuts and punches together with ribbon and a Chinese coin to embellish.

There is some lovely inspiration for you over at CD Sunday from my fellow teamies to please take a look and join in our challenge this week.

I'm also entering this in the following challenge:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Shabby Criss Cross

I've used a different shape of card today. First time I've used this shape but I like the effect so it won't be the last. I would like to enter the following challenges:

Tildas Town - Shabby Chic
Simply Magnolia - Criss Cross Card
Just Magnolia - Pearls & Swirls
Midweek Magnolias - At least 2 dies or punches
Lovely Hangalar & Sweet Magnolia - Flowers
Joanna Sheen - Try Something New

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Special Friends

I'm entering my card today in the following challenges:

Sketchy Challenge - 29
Tuesday Alchemy - Bingo (Dies or Punches, (my choice Stamp), Pearls or bling
Love to Create - Punches & Dies
I love Promarkers - Vintage
Crafters Companion - Best Friends
Fab n Funky - Pearls or Rhinestones
Critter Sketch - Round it up

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Olympic Edwin

I'm entering my card today in the following challenges:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Edwin
CYDA - Olympic Dreams
Crafty Creations - Olympic Colours
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Mari's Sketch

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Good Luck

I've just made this card for a friend who is leaving work and has a new job.

I'm going to enter this in the challenge at Sketch Saturday this week.

CD Sunday Bingo

This week why not come and play bingo with us at CD Sunday:

Here is the bingo card, designed for us by our Sue -

I've chosen the line Die cuts, Sentiment, Stamp for my card but you can chose any three in a straight line :-)

I've used the Moorheads CD by Crafters Companion for the backing papers and a Moorheads stamp in a nestabilities shape. I then used the smaller die for the sentiment.

Last week we said farewell to our guest Claire so a big thank you Claire for all your beautiful work. 

Today we welcome a brand new guest, Michelle.  Do go over to her blog and see the beautiful things she creates.

I'm also entering this card for the following challenges:

Tuesday Alchemy - Ice Cream Social
Crafty Creations - Cool Summer Treats
Critter Sketch - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Spots and Stripes
Stamping with the Dragon - Summer Colours
Moving along with the Times - Summer
Digistamps4joy - Polka Dots and Stripes

Saturday, 4 August 2012

In the Pink

I've just made this card while watching some of our amazing Olympic athletes and am entering it in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog - A Recipe - 3 flowers, 2 stamps, 1 paper
Totally Papercrafts - Monochrome
Digi Designs - No Squares Allowed
Crafty Catz - Pink
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Pink + 1 (white)
Critter Sketch Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Team HM (House Mouse)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - Olympics
Sketch N Stash - Using scraps of card for the Olympic rings
Critter Sketch - Anything Goes
DYSU - Polka Dots