Friday, 28 March 2014

Bearly Mine sale

Donna at Bearly Mine is having a sale this weekend on her fab papers, so go on over & take a look. She has released 2 new sets as well.
If you do buy during the sale, then Donna will also give you a free film strip, similar to Tim Holtz acetate film ribbon, which you can print out to your hearts content on acetate & always have a supply of film strip to hand. Great for those embellishments!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Paris in the springtime at Divas

Todays new challenge over at Divas By Design is Buttons & Bows & sponsored by Iva Nova Chest. I am still in pain with my hands & arm, so once again chose to use an image which didn't need much colouring. I used my Prismas to colour the flowers.The image was stamped & given to me by a friend & I found it in my image box, so no idea whose it is. The papers are Bearly Mine Mixed Media 2, which can be purchased here. I stamped a Magnolia postcard stamp onto the paper using Salty Ocean DI. Added ribbon & buttons from stash & there you have an easy card. In this picture, the image is not straight, I saw it after photographing & corrected it, but didnt have time to take another picture. I am due to have a splint fiited tomorrow on my elbow, so hopefully can get back to making the sort of cards I love, especially as I went to Sir Stamp A Lot for a class & bought 5 new dies, so cant wait to play with them properly.
Entering the following challenges
Craft-Dee Bowz Anything Goes with Bow
Craft Your Passion For The Ladies/Mothers Day
Kaboodle Doddles Dreaming of Spring
Love To Scrap Buttons & Bows
Come & Get It Challenge Easter/Spring

Friday, 21 March 2014

Very quick card

Donna at Bearly Mine Designs has designed 2 new sets of papers called Mixed Media 1 & 2 & they are really scrummy. Honestly I couldn't wait to make something with them, so amidst all my reorganising & one of the spare rooms being redecorated & new furniture being delivered, I managed to sit down last night & really quickly put this card together. I wanted to show as much of the paper as I could, so just added a little torn mulberry paper & coloured the Wild Rose Studio stamp with Prismas & stuck onto the card. The sentiment stamp was bought at Sir Stamp A lot & attached with mini brads. I found the leaf ribbon in my stash.
These papers are really gorgeous, so go over & take a look, you wont be disappointed.

Bearly Mine inspirational post

Its my turn to post the inspirational post over at Bearly Mine today & I have used an image that was a freebie on the internet a long time ago, so I have no idea whom to give credit to for it. I have coloured with a combination of Promarkers & Prisma pencils. The papers are Bearly Mine Flower Delight & Just Plaid

The grass die is a Marianne one, The flowers & seam binding is from stash & the sentiment was using the Dovecraft individual letters.
Entering the following challenges
Aud Sentiments Anything Goes with a sentiment
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with ribbon
Delightful Challenges Welcome Spring
Milkcoffee Challenge At least 2 Flowers
Southern Girls Floral Frenzy

Monday, 17 March 2014

New Bearly Mine papers coming soon

Donna over at Bearly Mine has a new set of papers coming out on the 20th & they are really pretty. They are mixed media & heres a sneaky preview. I can't wait to start using them, they are fab!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Edwin playing football

Divas By Design have a new challenge starting today & iit is sponsored by Magnolia-licious & the theme is anything Magnolia. I needed to make a birthday card for our godson who loves football, so this was perfect to combine the two. Edwin is from Winner Takes All collection, coloured with Prismas. The paper is Kaisercraft Remember. The goal I cut out by hand & then stuck Bakers Twine onto the back, not sure if I like it, but its done anyway. The grass die is a Marianne & the footballs were made using a Glitter Girls board & coloured with pencil. The initial was from stash & the name tag, I cut out by hand & stamped using
Dovecraft Alphabet stamp set. It looks so plain, but then that's boys cards for you, they don't want flowers & ''stuff'' on them do they? lol.
Entering into the following challenges
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Green
Robyns Fetish Cards For A Young Boy
Sentimental Sundays Cards for A Boy/Man

Thursday, 6 March 2014


I don't normally post things about myself much on my blog, but due to some health issues & the need to wear a splint on my right elbow for a while, I need to reevaluate my card making. I have decided to  step down from both Hobbycutz & Stamp & Create with Magnolia DTs. I will continue with Divas & Bearly Mine, but this will cut down on the cards I need to make each month & the commenting I have to do. It also means I can make cards of my choice if my hands & elbow allows.
If I have not been over to your blogs lately, it is because I cannot sit at computer without pain, so am concentrating on my DT commenting only.
Thanks for listening & hope to be back at full speed soon. X

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Happy Hour at Hobbycutz

Hobbycutz has a challenge starting today & its ''A Celebration''. Its sponsored by Kenny K, Hobbycutz & Whimsy Stamps as Hobbycutz are a year old I believe.
I chose to use Kenny K Happy Hour & coloured with Prismas. I used a Hobbycutz frame which I have coloured with Bronze Gilding Wax. The paper is Papermania Capsule Collection. The metal corners are Creative Expressions & again covered with Gilding Wax. The sentiment is made using the mini letters from Dovecraft. A few pearls complete the card.
This is my last card for Hobbycutz, I have decided to step down from the DT & wish them well in the future.
This is a scheduled post, so will look for challenges asap.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Bearly Mine March Challenge

As its the 1st March today, that mean another challenge starts over at Bearly Mine & the theme is ''One For The Girls''
I recently won several images from Digi Darlas & chose to use this one called Teen Surfer & coloured her with Prismas. The paper is Bearly Mine Simply Dots digital paper. I added flowers & lace from stash. The words are mini letter stamps from Dovecraft which I picked up at The Range. The black embellishment is a Hobbycutz laser cut which is covered in black sparkly embossing powder. The tag die is Magnolia & the ribbon, brad & pearls, all from stash.
Dont forget to go & see what my fellow teamies have created for you this month also.
Entering into the following challenges
Come & Get It. Flowers
That Craft Place.Anything. Goes
ABC Challenge G is for Girls
2 Sisters Challenge Black, White & 1 other colour (red)