Sunday 27 February 2011

OSAAT Challenge 51 Card for Mum

This weeks challenge is hosted by Choccy & she has asked that we make cards for mums, whether that be Mothers Day, or Mum to be, the choice is yours.
This challenge is being sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts & they are giving away a £10 gift voucher to spend in their store.
Here is my card
BP from Toucan Scraps over at Stitchy store which I have overstamped with a Dimension Fourth flourish. The image is by Blackberry Lane Designs, again over at Stitchy store Tulips, which I have coloured with Promarkers & covered with Glossy Accents, which has given them a lovely shiny look. MS Daisy punch used on border edging. Ribbon  from stash. Flowers from Crafty Feeling Cuttlebug alphabet used to make the letters.
Entered into the following challenges
Stamp Something Something with flowers
Creative Cottage Fabulous Florals

Friday 25 February 2011

Pink & Brown Tilda

After taking all week to make the previous card, today, after I had done my cleaning & washing, I sat down & came up with this card. I used the Castle Stone Window & Longing Tilda & coloured with Promarkers. The BPs are from my scrap drawer & all edges are distressed. I added ribbon from stash. The base of the flower was made using the deep edged Daisy MS punch & matching it up to make a round as opposed to an edge & then spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer gold. Flower & button from stash. Added dew drops & more little flowers.
Entered into the followng challenges
Just Magnolia Sketch
Magnolia Down Under Distressing
Magnolia-licious Pink & Brown
Riley & Co Pink & 1 other colour  (Brown)
Anything Goes Distressing
Diva Coffee Break Colour Combo (Dark pink, Light pink & Brown)

Purple at ''The Shoe''

Its time for another challenge over at If the Shoe Fits, Scrap It & this week its PURPLE, so lets see your creations with the colour purple. We have chosen purple because its the colour of Februarys birthstone.
I have had no mojo this week at all & it has taken me all week to make this card. I started off by stamping this image by Stamps Happen Inc called Divine Silhouette & colouring with H2Os for a change. Made the background by just stamping with a Brilliance ink pad. Dew drops from stash.
BP from stash, I am trying to use more of my scraps as the drawer is overflowing, so I need to reduce the amount in there.I made my own tag from mirri card to match the topper backing & chalked the sentiment which was an internet freebie. Ribbon from stash, as is glitter around the edges.
Chalked the doily in the same colour as the sentiment, cuttlebugged the flower chain onto same mirri card & added flowers from Crafty Feeling. Hey presto a purple easel card that has taken all week to make, doing a little bit every now & then & struggling with all of it, as I really had no inspiration!. Entered into the following challenges
Stamp It Crazy Free For All
Challenge Up Your Life Monochrome
Paper Pretties Glitter

Wednesday 23 February 2011


I don't know where my mojo has gone this week, but I do know its not with me!!!! This is a card I made last week. The image is Dis Digital Downloads & was a freebie, I have coloured it with Prisma pencils & added Glossy Aceents to the flowers, although its difficult to see in the photo. Added a doily which I have coloured with a Promarker, ribbed a strip of card & used a Martha Stewart punch to create the strip at the bottom of the card onto which I added ribbon from stash. Papers from my scrap drawer & flowers from Crafty Feeling subscription. The flourishes are from my new Sissiz Flourish Die set, onto which I have added a few jewels.
Entered into the following challenges.
I Did It Creations Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Punches/Dies
Digital Tuesday Punches
Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes
Ooh La La Pinks (I have used deep pink)

Friday 18 February 2011

My 1st DT card over at If the shoe fits, scrap it!

The challenge over at The Shoe today is Birthdays, one reason is that one of the founders Tanisha is having a baby anytime now, so this little one will have a birthday in February & it is also the anniversary of the blog. So lets see your entries.
I needed to make some mens cards, so this is what I came up with. The stamps are from a set Called Vintage Labels by Creative Expressions & is so versatile for both men & women, as most people drink wine (not me though) lol.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Can't remember where the paper came from, as it was in my scrap drawer, as was the vellum. " brads added & hey presto, a mens card with no embellishments.
Entered into the following challenges
Curtain Call Colour Challenge Use 3 different colours listed, reds, vanilla, crumb
Whoopsiedaisy Anything Goes
Stamping Royalty Use markers
Digi Doodle Shops Best Anything Goes
Samuel Taylors Copic Chic/Promarker Gal

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Strawberries & Lime

I bought the new papers over at Bearly Mine Delicious Delights and obviously wanted to use them straight away, so coloured with Promarkers Tilda with strawberries as I thought this would be perfect with the papers.Flowers from Crafty Feeling subscription. Ribbon & sentiment from stash as are the pearls.
Entered into the following challenges
Sketch & Stash Sketch & Stash used is the new papers from Bearly Mine as above.
Bearly Mine Ribbon & Pearls
Totally Tilda How Does Your Garden Grow
Gingerloft Red
Lollipop Crafts Fav colouring medium (Promarkers)
Bunny Zoes Crafts Flowers & Spring

Monday 14 February 2011

If the Shoe fits Scrap it!

I have some very exciting news, I have been chosen to be on the DT for If the Shoe fits Scrap it & they will be announcing it on their blog in a short while too, so its ok to post here now.

I can't wait to get stuck in, so watch this space for my first DT project on 18th February 2011 & look forward to seeing some of you entering the challemges.

Sunday 13 February 2011

OSAAT is 1 year old!!!!! Come & play

We are celebrating  our 1st birthday & would love to see you celebrate with us. Our next challenge is ''Pretty Things'', so lets see your lace, ribbons, flowers & bling.
We have loads of sponsors this week, so here goes:
Robyns Fetish $15 voucher

Copic Markers  Prize above

Hobby Habitat Pack of frames & die cuts

June Dezina $10 voucher

Robins Nest $25 voucher

Phew, now thats done, I can show you what I made by using an image by Lil Diva called Plant Pot, unfortunately she is no longer in the store.
I altered a tin, I covered it with paper, glittered top & bottom & added flowers all around the side with a couple of ribbons. On the top I once more covered with paper, glittered around the edge & mounted a contrasting circle on which to place the image.

I coloured with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador & decoupaged the image to bring it to life. I also glittered the leaves & some of the flowers.
The DT have done some amazing projects also, so go over to the challenge blog & visit them all, some have blog candy on their blogs to celebrate & some don't, so you need them all to see what you could win.
I have no blog candy this time as I have a big birthday coming up in April & wil be giving away a big blog candy then to celebrate, so stay tuned & you could win that in April.
Entered into the following challenges
Alys Sunday Challenge Bling, Bling
Pear Tree Designs Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Flower Power
DYSU Ribbon
Alphabet Challenge Orange

Saturday 12 February 2011

Spring has sprung, well at least in this house anyway!

Spent last evening colouring in this Tilda & Fence with Promarkers. I followed the sketch over at Just Magnolia & mounted it up with various card & papers from stash. The flowers, ribbon and dew drops are all from my Crafty Feeling monthly subscription which arrived yesterday Happy Birthday was a freebie from Dimension Fourth at the stamping show I went to last Sunday. Cant remember who the leaf punch is by, I punched loads out with my friends punch ages ago. Nesties Labels 2 used for mount.
Entered into the following other challenges
Pile It On Bright & Breezy
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Phindys Friday Challenge Spring Is On Its Way

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Japanese Red

On Sunday I went to Stamperama with friends & bought some new new bits & pieces. I bought a Dimension Fourth flower making stamp set, which makes scrummy roses, this Lavinia Stamps leaf stamp. A Little Claire stamp called ''A Place in the Sun'', some Glossy Accents & a Sissix flourish set of dies. I also got some candy & a small punch, again for my flowers. I also bought a load of charms, but cannot remember whose stall they were on.
This card uses the Lavinia leaf stamp, which makes perfect oriental style me thinks. The vine punch is from my local stantioners again, a bargain at £6.00, apparently he gets QVC returns, which is why we are able to get so much craft stuff at great prices.
Japanese Tilda coloured with Promarkers. Top flowers are from Crafty Feeling monthly subscription & the bottom flowers I have made myself. Pearls & charm from stash.
Entered into the following challenges
Gingerloft Red
Scrapbook Sisters Red
Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up Red Hot
Marks Finest Papers Make Your Own Flowers
Cupcake Crafts Seeing Red

Friday 4 February 2011

Elephant Edwin

Yesterday I had a friend around for lunch & we spent all day colouring, crafting & eating!!! Fab day. We also went into our local stationers & bought more Promarkers @50p each. I think I can safely say that I have all the colours that they have now & I have around 70 pens. Can't believe my luck, I have waited so long to get any at all, now have loads. Anyway I coloured these in yesterday, Jungle Edwin & Elephant with the Promarkers. The background I created with my alcohol inks & made an evening sky with land on which I placed a template from a CD that people on UKScrappers had created for the Robo several years ago, which I had bought. So cut it out on black card to create a silhouette. Punched the edge with a Martha Stewart punch & added a black ribbon, kept it plain as it is a guys card. I think its made quite an effective background to the card.
Entered into the following challenges
Sir Stamp A Lot All Creatures Great & Small
CCEE Stampers Punches
Stamps R Us Animals
Craft Us Crazy Anything
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes but must use Promarkers

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Xmas card In February!!!

Yes I know I am mad making Xmas cards at this time of year, but seeing as I am still short of inspiration, I just picked an image from Just Inklined I wanted to colour, called Maude Merry Christmas & went from there. I bought some more Promarkers today at 50p each, so I have about 50 now & all bought at 50p each!!!! It is different colouring with them rather than my pencils, but I am watching the tutorials & will get better hopefully. If not, back to the pencils! There is more shading on the card than can be seen in this photo & you will have to take my word on Mind you her boobs look horrid in the camera light, so def more practice needed.
BP used are Bearly Mine and are from the Christmas Sparkle range. I would go so far as to say overall, Donnas papers are the best on the internet & she has some new sets out today, one of which I have on my wish list. I used MCS to print a card using the same colour as in the BP, from which I printed the sentiment, which was a freebie & I also ran the card through the Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz music folder & distressed it using an emery board. Glittered around the edges with glitter glue. Flowers from Crafty Feeling subscription kit. Doily I chalked around the edges with a pink to tie in with the rest of the card. Martha Stewart punch used embossing snowflake & snowflake punch (maker unknown)
Entered into Bearly Mine Men or Boys
Pile It On Punch It
The Crafty Pad Something for the Boys
Alys Sunday Challenge For the Guys
Alphabet Challenge M for men