Monday 27 December 2010

Craft Your Passion Last DT card

This is my last card for Craft Your Passion as a GDT. The challenge today is to use red, green & cream & yes as you can see I didn't do that!!!! As I knew I would be away over Xmas, I made up my cards ahead of time & completely forgot to abide by the challenge deets. Duuuhhhhh. I just did not havve time to redo it, so apologies Lauretta. The image is by Coco Dingo over at Craft Your Passion & he is coloured with Prisma pencils. BP, flowers, rik rak, all from stash.
This post is scheduled as by the time you read this, I will be in Cyprus at my other house, looking forward to celebrating New Year.

Saturday 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

I am off tomorrow to Cyprus to spend New year at our house there, so have a lovely Christmas & I wish you all a very happy & prosperous New Year.
Thank you to my loyal followers who unfailingly comment on my cards regularly.
There are a couple of scheduled posts & I will see you all in 2011. xx

Monday 20 December 2010

Craft Your Passion 20th December 10

Its time for another Craft Your Passion challenge over here and here is my GDT card. The theme is Christmas.
I have used an image by Lauretta & coloured with Prisma pencils. BP is Bearly Mine. I have mounted the reindeer so as he is spring like on the card, which you can see better from this photo.

Ticket sentiment was a blog freebie. Ribbon & Dewdrops from stash
Entered into the following challenges
A Spoonful of Sugar Xmas
Pennys Challenges Xmas
Stampin for the Weekend Xmas
Creative Inspirations Xmas

Fairymoon 20th December 10

Time for another sketch challenge over at Fairymoon & this challenge will run for 2 weeks over Xmas.
Crafty Sentiments are sponsoring this challenge & the winner will recieve 2 digis of their choice. The DT were also given some papers & images to use for this challenge.
Heres my DT card.
The image is coloured with Prisma pencils, a bit of glitter, dew drops from stash & flowers by Crafty Feeling.
I look forward to seeing your entries & good luck.
Entered into the following challenges
The Crafty Pad  Anything Goes
I Did It Creations Anything Goes
Alys Sunday Challenge  Anything Goes

Sunday 19 December 2010

Flu Shot

Well this weekend I should have been going to a big family get together & having loads of people staying at my house, BUT because of the blooming snow, it was called off as noone could get anywhere. Such a shame, no presents posted because we all thought we would swop in person & now noone gets them as its too late to post them & even if it wasn't , the post would not get there now, once more because of the snow!!!!
Anyway Stitchy over at OSAAT gave all us DT members a Christmas present & allowed us to go shopping in the store. One of the stamps I chose was this one called Flu Shot, it just appealed to me. It can be bought here. Coloured with Prismas. BPs from stash as is the lace. The sentiment I found on the internet. Flowers from stash.
Entered into the following challenges
Karbers Challenge Anything Goes with a digi
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Crafty Anns Anything Goes
Allsorts Anything Goes

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Flipping Men

Over at the Imag-e-nation store they have these Flipping men stamps reduced from £9.99 to £1.00, yes only £1.00, so of course I had to get several sets as they are perfect for mens cards.
BP from an old Cd I bought from E Bay years ago with male background papers on it.
Created a criss cross with my Crop O Dile & some twine from stash. All other elements are from the stamp set & stamped with Tim Holtz   Walnut Stain ink & coloured with Prismas.

Monday 13 December 2010

Craft Your Passion Challenge 36

This week it is to follow a sketch. Details of which can be found over at Craft Your Passion blog.
I have used one of Laurettas images, coloured with Prismas. Nellie Snellen die used with mirri card from stash. You can't see it very well in the photo but I have added glitter to the top of the candle & the flame. Martha Stewart Lattice punch used to make the lacy effect. I am sorry but I cannot remember where I got the ticket sentiment from. I think its from the Stitchy shop, but wont link in case I am wrong.
This post is scheduled, but will look for challenges to enter later on today.

Fairymoon Challenge 13th December

Once more, we have another sketch to follow over at Fairymoon & here is my DT card.
I have coloured with Prismas & the stamp is by Daisy & Dandelion Pickles & Onion. BP, ribbon & hand made paper all from stash. All flowers from Crafty Feeling
I just love her monthly kits & can't wait for the next one each month.
You can win the above prize this week, so lets see your entries this week.
Enetred into the followng challenges
Three Muses Flowers
Cute Card Thursday Floral Frenzy
Some Odd Girl Anything but must have floral BP & at least 1 dimensional flower

Sunday 12 December 2010

OSAAT challenge 43 Surprise Surprise

Over at OSAAT this week, we have another challenge and as this is Xmas, yes it is, honest, this one runs until 9th January 2011. It is sponsored by One Stop Cards, who are giving away a $10 voucher to spend.
I have used an image by Beary Dust called Precious Pup, which can be bought here.
It doesn't need colouring in my opinion, so mounted it onto black pearlescent card & then white card. BP from stash as our the puppy paws. Flower & Feather  are also from stash.
Go on over to OSAAT & see what my fellow teamies have done & leave some lovely comments for them.
Entered into the following challenges
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes
Fashionista Texture
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Monochromatic
Crafty Emmas Anything but a Xmas card

Friday 10 December 2010

Distressed Sunflower

I have had this stamp for years & it is one of my favourites, it is a Hampton Arts & called Sunflower. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain to both stamp & distress. Coloured with Prisma pencils. Mounted onto card from stash. Ribbon also from stash. Sentiment stamp also from stash & I cannot remember who made it. It is not a digi stamp.
Entered into the following challenges
Crafty Pad Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy Ribbons & Bows
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges Flower

Monday 6 December 2010

Craft Your Passion

I have been lucky enough to become GDT for Craft Your Passion throughout December & here is my 1st take on the challenge which is Anything Goes. Coloured with Prisma pencils. Flowers from stash as are the papers.Nestie oval used & the scallop cut out on my Robo. Pine punch used, not sure of make, but know I want My friend let me borrow it & I punched for England, so as I have a stash now.
Entered into the following challenges
Some Odd Girl Girly
Patties Creations Recipe ribbon, 3 embellies
Catch The Bug Anything Goes

Fairymoon challenge

As always it is to follow a sketch, which saves putting your thinking cap, but this week, we also have an optional extra of using green & white. This week we are being sponsored by Ellephantastic, who are very kindly giving away

4 digis, yep 4 to the lucky winner, so come lets see your entries.

Here is my take on the challenge, the DT were given an image by Ellephantastic to use if we wished, which can be purchased here at her store. I chose to cut out the individual letters & stick them onto Nesties circles, which have been Swiss dotted & chalked. Coloured with Prismas. Ribbon & BP from stash. Flower by Crafty Feeling.
Entered into the following challenges
Gingerloft Bows
The Stamp Man Take any three colours with Xmas theme (green, white & red)
Secret Crafter Xmas

Sunday 5 December 2010

OSAAT Challenge 32

Its time for another OSAAT challenge & although I am usually on the fortnightly DT, until the new DT call is sorted, then I am filling in, so here is my take on the challenge which is Old stash, New stash.
This week we are sponsored by Michelles Scrap & the winner will win a $15 voucher to spend in store.
We also have a coupon code for you to use over at the Stitchy store to save 10% on your order if you use the code STITCH.
I have used an image by Kellys Kids & can be bought here at the Stitchy Bear shop. It was a dream to colour with my Prisma pencils.
Everything else on the card was old stash & I mean The BP was from a CD of mens bits I bought from E Bay years ago. The lamp, animals, binoculars are from a HOTP Mens book, again which I have had for years.Sentiment from an old QVC kit bought, yes you have guessed it, years ago.
Entered into the following challenges
Crazy Challenges On the Go Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious Anything Goes
Fuzzy Wuzzy Must include an animal

Monday 29 November 2010

Fairymoon challenge 38

Its time for another challenge, as usual, you should follow the sketch & this week, there is a mystery prize.
Once again I have used my new stamps Vinatge Label by Creative Expressions, isn't it funny how you use your new things to death & then after a while, you forget you have even got them!!!
BPs are HOTP cardmakers Classics. Stamped using colorbox Dark Peony ink. Dewdrops & buttons from stash. Easy peasy.
Entered into the following challenges
Diva Coffee Break Colour pallette
Thoughtful Thursdays Letter M (Merlot)

Sunday 28 November 2010

OSAAT challenge 41 Celebrate in Style

Its time for another OSAAT challenge, how quickly a fortnight This week it is Celebrate in Style Get out out your glitter, bling, sparkle This is an image called Hickey New Year Bear & is by Lil Diva, but is not in the store as yet, but look out for him.
We are sponsored by Digis With Attitude & who are kindly offering a $10 (Canadian) voucher to spend in store.
My card is coloured with Prismas. His hat & champagne glass & his sash are all coloured with glitter. Mirri card from stash as are the papers. Silver rik rak & flowers from Crafty Feeling monthly subscription.Ticket was a blog freebie. Flourishes coloured with glitter & the champagne glasses & bottle from very very old stash.

OSAAT is also having a DT call, so head over there & lets see your bling this week.
Entered into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly Cut It Out, use punches, die cuts
A Spoonful of Sugar Anything Goes
Think Ink Punches, Die Cuts
Fab n Funky Anything Goes

Monday 22 November 2010

Fairymoon Challenge 37

Its time for another weekly Fairymoon sketch challenge.
Susan from Susan Crafty Chaos has very kindly sponsored this weeks challenge,with the winner being able to choose 3 paper sets from her store.  I had already made my card this week following the sketch, so I have 2 cards to show you today.
This is my card following the sketch. Papers are Papermania Capsule Collection (Sunshine). Martha Stewart Lattice punch. Magnolia stamp, coloured with Prismas & Sansador. Doily from stash. All flowers & dewdrops from Craft Feeling monthly subscription Sentiment ticket was a freebie.Added metallic gold embroidery thread & liquid pearls.
This one is a new stamp set I bought whilst away. Its Vintage Label by Creative Expressions, its great for both men & women wine drinkers. Stamped it with Colorbox Dark Peony & coloured with Prismas. Blue BP from stash & the rich reddish/brown is from Susans Crafty Chaos & is part of a set called Autumn Glory & can be purchased at the above link. Distressed around the edges, a few dew drops & some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink. Flowers once more from Crafty Feeling.
Entering into the following challenges
A Spoonful of Sugar Distressing (Wine card)
Freshly Brewed Designs Show off own style (both cards)
Frosted Designs Distressing (Wine card)
Papertake Weekly Autumn Colours (Tilda)
Crafty Purple Frog Flowers (Tilda)
Curtain Call Colour Challenge Colour Pallette (Wine card)

Sunday 21 November 2010

Boy & Snowman Stamping Dragon

Hubby at the gym, so off into my craft room I go & here is the result. I have used a stamp by Stamping Dragon which can be purchased here at the Stitchy Store.I added the name Frosty to the snowman in My Craft Studio programme. Coloured with Prismas & Sansador. I have put an acetate overlay over it & used Liquid Pearls to give the effect of snow falling over the scene. BP are both Bearly Mine. Martha Stewart Lattice punch & ribbon from Crafty Feeling in last months subscription kit. Sentiment die cut from stash. Stickles around the edges.
Entered into the following challenges
Fussy & Fancy Friday  Xmas, no Green & Red
Stamp with Fun Square
Paper Cupcake Challenge Xmas, glitter & ribbon
City Crafter Little Children
Stamping with Dragon Inspired by holiday song 'Frosty the Snowman'
ABC Xmas
Reasonable Ribbon Xmas & ribbon
Digi Stamps For Joy Inspired by Xmas/Holiday season (Frosty the Snowman song)
Paperplay Let it Snow
Stamping B Design Team Snowflakes
Delightful Sketches Winter Weather
Totally Papercrafts Snow/Snowflakes

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Vintage Santa

Another borrowed stamp from a friend over the weekend. This is a Tim Holtz stamp which I have stamped with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink. Mounted onto brown glitter card. All edges distressed. Stickles around the edge of the card Ribbon from stash. Ticket a blog freebie. I just love this one & if I had not run out of funds, would have bought him myself.
Entered into the following challenges
Pollycraft Glittery Xmas
Papertake Weekly Autumn Skies (Golds, red, browns)
A Spoonful of Sugar Distressing
Timeless Flourishes Xmas
No Time to Stamp Non Traditional Xmas Colours
Crafty Anns Non Traditional Xmas Colours
The Stamp Man Xmas

Tilda & flowers

Whilst away in Yorkshire with my crafting friends, we obviously spent loads of time crafting in amongst the eating & shopping for more crafting bits & here is one of my makes. I borrows my friends Tilda stamp (not sure what her name is) & coloured her with Prisma pencils & Sansador. Papers from stash & I used a new Martha Stewart punch Lattice. Inked up the doily with Brilliance Ink to give a soft edge to it. Ticket from Cazz who  offered them free on her blog. Leaves made from Fern punch (maker not sure). Flat bloom from stash & other flowers made by me. Added jewels, liquid pearls, glitter & hat pins & viola, a pretty & cute Tilda card. Entered into the following challenges
Off the Wall Green, pink, ivory/white
Simple Doodles Lace & Pearls (Doily is lacy, as is the green punched paper & liquid pearls & jewels)
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
Fashionista Handmade Embellies
Fairy Fun Fridays Make Own Flowers
Secret Crafter Sparkle & Shine (flowers glittered, jewels, liquid pearls)

Monday 15 November 2010

Fairymoon Challenge 36

Its Monday which must mean another Fairymoon sketch to follow. Its a nice easy one to follow this week & is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments & the winner will receive 2 digis of their choice.
I have used a Crafty Sentiments image & coloured with Prisma pencils & Sansador. Glittered around the edges of all the papers/card. Glamour Dust added to look like snow on the image. Jewels from stash & ticket sentiment a freebie ( can't remember who from).Ribbon also from stash.
BP from Making Christmas Cards with Sparkle from last year. See told you it was easy.
This post is scheduled, so no challenges at the moment as I am away in Yorkshire on a  crafting weekend & no internet access.

Sunday 14 November 2010

OSAAT challenge 39

Its time for my fortnightly DT card for One Stitch At A Time. This week it is Anything Goes but use your favourite colours.
My favourite Xmas colours are the traditional red & green, but I am liking the all white cards I am seeing in blogland, so I thought I would combine the two. The image is by Crafty Pad & called Holly Mouse with Bauble, which can be found here I have coloured the mouse with Prisma pencils & Sansador & glittered the hat & fur. The bauble I have glittered with Red & gold glitter, which you can see in the picture below.
Used Cuttlebug folders to emboss the backgrounds, glittered up the edges & layered. Added a couple of hat pins for good measure.Ribbon from stash.

Entered into the following challenges
The Crafty Pad Xmas sparkle
Pollycraft Glittery Xmas
Paper Cupcake Glitter, Ribbon & Xmas

Thursday 11 November 2010

An award with a difference

I have been awarded this by my fellow OSAAT DT member Dora & it is different from other awards in as much as it comes with a $5 voucher to spend at the Digis With Attitude Store
I have to award this to 5 other people

Now I have to tell you 3 things about me that are different from others, so here goes

I have very blue eyes
I have very curly hair
I have 4 younger sisters

Now you need to go here & see how to collect your voucher & happy shopping girls.

I am going away today with friends for a crafting weekend in Yorkshire, not back until Monday, so I have 2 scheduled posts between now & then, have a great weekend & I'll see you when I get back.

Monday 8 November 2010

Tilda with presents

Well here we are with another sketch over at Fairymoon Crafts & here is my take on it. Pina kindly provided the DT with some of the Tilda stamps that they have in the store to play with & she is coloured with Prima pencils & Sansador. BP s are Bearly Mine. Sentiment ticket was a freebie, sorry cannot remember where from but am happy to give credit if anyone knows it came from. Ribbon from stash & flowers from Crafty Feeling.
This week you can win the following prize, so lets see your entries & don't forget to have a look at the other DT examples too.
Entered into the following challeges
A Spoonful of Sugar Rellish to Embellish
Charisma Cardz With love at Xmas
Meljens Use 3 different shapes. (Rectangle, Square & Triangles)
Patties Creations Xmas

Friday 5 November 2010

Penguin in pink

I saw this idea on merging Cuttlebug folders over at Jak Heaths blog & decided to have a play myself. The image is by Mo Manning @ Digital Pencil Too which I have coloured with Prisma pencils & Sansador. I have used the Xmas house folder  & tree bark (I think) & joined the two to make a scene. Covered the lower embossed bits with Glamour Dust to look like snow & mounted the penguin on foam pads & he looks like he is running through the snow (well at least I think he is).
Background is a SeeD stamp & silver Brilliance ink used to give a shine & stamped randomly onto black card. Ribbon from stash.
Entered into the following challenges
Pollycraft Its chill time
Critter Challenge Xmas
ABC Christmas Winter Wonderland
Patties Creations Christmas

Wednesday 3 November 2010

A Cruising We Will Go

I was asked to make this card for my friends husband. They are very much into cruising & have 2 booked between now & January 11. I found a copyright free image on tinternet. The papers & scrapbook elements are from Computer Scrapbook. Sentiment Stamping Up & alphabet stamps Papermania. Shells from stash.
Entered into the following challenges
Sentimental Sundays Birthday & must use a sentiment
Incy Wincy Anything Goes
Lexi Creations Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Birthday & Sentiment

Monday 1 November 2010

Fairymoon Crafts Sketch 34

Ok, here we are once more with another sketch from Fairymoon Crafts Not many entries last week, so lets hope this week is better & get rushed off my feet  with all the
I have made a Xmas card, yes another one, I am up to around 60 odd now, so getting there.
The image is from Pollycraft Designs & was a freebie                                                                                 which I have coloured with Prisma pencils
I have combined Cuttlebug folders behind the image to make a little scene & added Glamour Dust to make as snow effect. (I used the top of the Xmas house one & just used the snow falling part & the bark one I I also used Snowflake folder & glittered that. Snowflake punch & glittered with both blue glitter & Glamour Dust.
Don't forget to pop over to the other DT members (link inside bar) & see what fab creations they have come up with.
Entered into the following challenges
Creative Card Crew Use a punch (snowflakes)
ABC Glitter
Creative Cottage Embossing
Stampavie & More Xmas
The Crafty Purple Frog Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Winter Wonderland
Bee Crafty Xmas (must use a digi)

Dream Big

My step son is 27 & normally hubby buys a card for him as one year I came up with several cards & he didn't like them, so I said ok, I will not make anymore, you can buy them & that has been the case for several years, even though he loves my cards usually & is very supportive. Anyway, I thought this year I would have a go again & see if it passed his standards. I am pleased to say he loves it & will not be buying a card for Ben this
The decoupage was a sheet I had from Hobby Tool years ago & it was a dream to cut out. Papers from HOTP Cardmakers Classics. Sentiment from a sheet made by Cazz . Buttons & metal embellie all from stash.
Entered into the following challenges.
Cards For Men Male
Crafty Sentiments. Male

Sunday 31 October 2010

OSAAT challenge 37 Traditional/Modern Xmas

Well here we are again with another challenge from One Stitch At A Time . This week we have 3 sponsors, yes 3 sponsors!! Easycraft who are giving away a £10 voucher to spend in their store. I am roses who are giving away the above flowers & last but not least Michelles Scrap who are giving away $10 voucher to spend in their store.  It seems ages since I have done anything for the team, as I have been on holiday, so heres this weeks DT card.
The image is by Stitchy called Candy & can be found over at the shop here

She is coloured with Prisma pencils. BP by Bearly Mine. Ribbon from stash, as are the flowers Stamp from a SeeD bought from QVC years ago. Its a very comtemporary Xmas card, some may not like it, but its good to be different sometimes.

As always there are loads of fab DT cards, (link in side bar), so go on take a look & see what they have come up with, you will be inspired!!! Good luck & I look forward to seeing your entries.
Entered into the following challenges
Craft You Passion  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Sparkly & Bright
ABC  Glitter
Stampavie & More Xmas
Crafty Anns Ribbon, Gems & 1 embellishment of paper