Saturday 30 July 2011

Winter Blues


Backing paper from Debbees CD Winter's Sleep
LOTV rubber stamp and sentiment stamp
punched out snowflakes, brads and ribbon

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations Challenge - Christmas in July
LOTV - Domi's sketch
CES Challenge - Feeling the Blues

Pink Green and White


Digi stamp from Crafts & Me coloured with Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir pens
(Skin tones and pastel set used)
Nestability die
Ribbon and flowers with gems


Crafts & Me - Ribbons
Colour Create - Pink, green & white

Just Magnolia - Week 117 Buttons, Blooms & Bows


Magnolia Stamp
X-cut dies
Marianne dies for the flowers
Martha Stewart punch for the background

Challenge entered:

Just Magnolia

The Stamp Man Challenge 28 - Show us some Stitching

I turned my craft room inside out and upside down this week looking for this Elusive Images stamp for The Stamp Man Challenge!

I stamped it onto some navy card but using a nestie shape and embossed it in silver using WOW Powders. I then used Anchor embroidery silks to stitch the flowers and finished off with pearls and gems for the flower centres. I used a silver Krylon pen to edge the navy card and mounted this onto a white A5 card. I just added some dotty ribbon and dotty card candy in pale blue to finish off as I wanted to keep this one simple.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

My Time to Craft - Challenge 150 Delightful Dogs


Doggie image from Joanna Sheen CD Animal Antics
Number 6 created using Crafters Companion CD
Ovals cut using nesties
Paper from stash

Challenge entered:

My Time to Craft 150 Delightful Dogs

Not so Shabby


WOJ Rubber Stamp
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir alcohol pens
Martha Stewart punch (my newest and favourite design at the moment)
Backing papers from stash
Paper roses threaded through paper petals and leaves
Pearls, ribbon and a sprinkling of glitter

Challenges entered:

Whiff Of Joy - 109 Kylie's Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenges - 152 Shabby Sparkle

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Cuddly Buddly Digi Challenge 4 - Add a Charm


Digi Image from Cuddly Buddly
Paper flowers with card candy centres
Ribbon with butterfly charm attached
Wooden lady bug
Backing paper from Cute Companions CD called Summer Stories


Cuddly Buddly - Add a Charm

Just Magnolia - Week 116 What's Cooking!

Tilda has been in the kitchen for the Magnolia challenge this week baking tarts. I've added a charm of kitchen utensils to the ribbons.

Sunday 24 July 2011

CHNC Challenge 30 - Reindeer

I've used another piece of the wrapping paper I saved from Christmas for this card as the theme this week at CHNC is Reindeer.

Other ingredients:

Backing paper from A Winter's Tale CD from Crafters Companion
Die cut Reindeer using a Marianne die.



Peerless Designs CD Pixie Dreams
My Craft Studio to alter the colour of the pixies and flip the image
Word stamp by Anitas
Die cut and embossed butterfly - Cuttlebug
Banner cut using a Spellbinder die
Flat backed pearls

This is my favourite image from this CD and I've printed two different matching backing papers to mat and layer. Using MCS it was easy to import the image and alter the colour to get the shade I wanted.

Challenges entered:

CD Sunday - Dreams
Crafty Creations Challenges - 128 Seeing Double
Colour Create - 75 Cream, Aqua and Pale Pink

Saturday 23 July 2011

LOTV Challenge 106 - Fun and Games

I'm entering this card over at LOTV this week.

Bah Humbug 29 - Beads

I found this snowflake backing paper in my craft room (it's that old that it had started growing whiskers) and thought it would be just right for my card for Bah Humbug this week.

I've used a Cuddly Buddly stamp coloured with a mixture of promarkers, copics and le plume alcohol pens. I used white micro beads and glitter for the snow.

Thursday 21 July 2011

Citrus Deco


Main image stamp by Dimension Fourth coloured with Promarkers

Word stamp by Debbi Moore

Stars cut using Sizzix die

Image edged using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink

Border cut using Tim Holtz Alterations Scrollwork die

Satin ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

Challenges entered:

My Time to Craft - 149 Citrus Colours

Stampman - 27 Anything by T!m!

Cupcake Craft Challenges - 151 Wish upon a Star

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Sketch Saturday


Joanna Sheen House Mouse backing papers

LOTV rubber stamped image coloured with Promarkers

Octagonal shapes cut using nesties

Ribbon and paper roses

Challenge entered:

Tuesday 19 July 2011

At last it's stopped raining!


House Mouse stamp coloured with Promarkers and blinged up with glitter
Backing papers printed from Joanna Sheen's Christmas Creations CD
Shapes cut using nesties

Buttons from a very large stash that I bought from a couple of fellas on a certain TV channel (I'm sure there are lots of us out there that bought these and then never really used them!)

The green sparkly ribbon I had saved from a Christmas present a few years back. I knew if I kept it I would find a use for it sometime.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge to celebrate reaching 100 - Blog-Hop - Buttons, Bows and Bling
My Time to Craft 148 - Bird Watcher
Sketch & Stash 66 - Stash used, Buttons and Ribbon

Cuddly Buddly Digi Challenge 3 - Bright Colours and Butterflies


One cute Cuddly Buddly digi image coloured with Promarkers.

BP printed from Joanna Sheen's Precious Petals CD

Rectangles cut using nesties

Butterfly cut using Marianne Die

Butterfly border punched using Martha Stewart border punch

Ribbon and gems from stash

I've used a 7"x7" card for this project. It's my favourite size to work on at the moment.

I'm entering this for this week's Digi Challenge at Cuddly Buddly.

Sunday 17 July 2011


I used the largest Nestability circle to cut the base for this card and then scored and folded it in half. I then used a slightly smaller scalloped circle to cut two different colours of card for the first layer of the topper. The scene was cut out using one of the smaller circles and I used a sheet of Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit backing paper for this.

I then stamped the characters using the Crafters Companion Christmas Blessings stamp set and coloured these using Whispers Brushstroke pens to make a change from my Promarkers.

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

Bah Humbug 28 - Shapes
CHNC 29 - Seeing Stars

CD Sunday Challenge - Nautical

I thought I'd start with this saying that popped into my mind while posting this.

There are tall ships and there are small ships but the best ship of all is friendship.

This week at CD Sunday they are all at sea with a nautical theme.

I started by printing this picture of a sailing ship from the Vintage Transport CD by Robert Addams. I matted this onto some black card. I then remembered that I had this rubber stamp by Rubbadubbadoo in my craft room. I stamped it all over some blank paper using a Big and Juicy ink pad to make the backing paper and finished off with some buttons.

Christmas in July

I've used The Snowman CD by Crafter's Companion for this card. The oval and banner are Spellbinder dies.

I'm entering this one for the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion - Challenge 14 One for the Boys
Cupcake Craft Challenge 150 - Favourite Cupcake Challenge 42 sketch, blue & brown
Crafty Creations 127 - Boyz to Men

Saturday 16 July 2011

Black and White with Lace and Pearls

I'm entering this card for the following challenges:

Whiff of Joy Challenge 108 - Lace and Pearls
Cupcake Craft Challenge 150 - Favourite Challenge 37 Black & White

Sugar Nellie Challenge 64

At Sugar Nellie this week the sketch is by Kiki and the theme, Lace.

Tuesday 12 July 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Handbags

I've made this card for CD Sunday's Challenge this week where the theme is handbags.

I used a stamp by Me & Carrie Lou and stamped this twice once onto the backing paper and once onto some cream card which I embossed in gold WOW powder for the top of the bag. The string of beads are from my stash along with the brad which finishes off one of the fabulous flowers from Debs CD.

The backing papers and flower are from Debbees new CD Paper Flower Boutique.

Sunday 10 July 2011

Another one for the Christmas Stash

The backing paper is from Crafters Companion A Winter's Tale. I've coloured a House Mouse image using Promarkers and added a snowy sparkle using Flowersoft Polar White and then sprinkled with fine glitter. I used the same fine glitter around the edge of the image before mounting onto card that matches the base card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges this week:

Sketch Saturday - 163
Stampalot July- Anything Goes
Bah Humbug - Meeces
My Time to Craft - A La Carte
CHNC - Spots before your eyes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Glitter

Sugar Nellie Challenge 63 - Erika's Sketch

I've been playing in the sugar bowl again and used Erika's sketch and the Sugar Nellie stamp "Luv a Latte".

For the backing paper and the flowers I've used a new CD called Paper Flower Boutique by Debbees CDs. There are some lovely things on this CD.

All finished off with some Marianne Dies flourishes, ribbon and brads.

Saturday 9 July 2011

LOTV Challenge 104 - Sketch by Donalda

I've really enjoyed using this sketch for the LOTV challenge this week. I coloured the image using Promarkers and used Milled Lavender Distress Ink around the edges of the papers.

Friday 8 July 2011

Friday Bath Night

I've used nestie dies to cut the octagonal shapes. The House Mouse image has been coloured using Promarkers.

The spotty backing paper is a 12x12 sheet that I've had in my stash for at least a couple of years but I've finally plucked up the courage to cut into it!

I'm entering this card for the following challenges:

House Mouse & Friends 99 - Make a Splash
Sketch N Stash - 65

Sunday 3 July 2011

Snow Lady

I started by printing a backing paper from a very old CD that I haven't looked at for years (!) It is from Chris's Paperworx Christmas WOW Backing Papers. Hands up anyone who has one of these lol!

I stamped the snow lady and coloured in using Promarkers before cutting out and adding glitter. The stamp is called Alice by Inca Stamp.

I then took a piece of white silk art card and created some colour using Tim Holtz alcohol inks and blending solution. Once this had dried I then used an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. I cut some snowflakes out of acetate and pink card and held these together with a snowflake brad. To finish off I mounted a greeting onto acetate and cut it out. I then used clear sticky pads to attach it to the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Bah Humbug - 26 Acetate
CD Sunday - Christmas is Calling
CHNC - 27 Pink/Purple
The Stamp Man - Alcohol Inks and a sketch

Cake, Anyone?

I'm entering this card for three challenges this week:

Cupcake Crafts - Cooking up a Storm

Cuddly Buddly - A Brand New ....... Recipe!

I've taken a digi image from Cuddly Buddly and coloured with Promarkers. The backing papers are from my stash. The paper flowers are over stamped with a little cupcake image I have and the fork and spoon are die cuts. I used my sewing machine to stitch the backing papers together.

Saturday 2 July 2011

My Time to Craft - Challenge 146

My Time to Craft Challenge - Yes, Here Comes Summer

Lily & Milo stamp main image coloured using Promarkers
Joanna Sheen backing papers over stamped with Rubbadubbadoo stamp "I do like to be beside the seaside"
Distress Ink on the edges
Sizzix die of a shell using cordinations card and embossing folders
Marianne die for the swirls
Ric Rak ribbon (I think this was a freebie from a magazine)