Sunday 30 September 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness. Go Pink!

The new challenge over at Dream Valley this fortnight is to support Breast Cancer Awareness & is Go Pink, so lets see the pink in your cards. We are sponsored by Dis Digi Downloads & there will also be a special prize from Melly.
I thought I would soldier on with my Xmas cards as I am severely behind this year & I used an an image from Pink Gem, which gets used year after year as I really love this one. He is coloured with Prisma pencils. For the snow I have used Woodware Fluffy stuff. The papers are Bearly Mine. The edges are distressed using TH DI Spun Sugar & also Glamour Dust for sparkle.
The large snowflake is from stash, as is ribbon & snowflake brads. I have edged the sentiment using a Martha Stewart punch & the letters are from an old QVC kit.
No challenges entered as when this posts, I will be in an aeroplane hopefully.

Saturday 29 September 2012


Just in case anyone was wondering where I have been these last 2 weeks, I have had a particularly stressful time without going into too much detail & suffice to say my mojo disappeared completely.
I have hardly been near my craft room for ages, apart from making a couple of DT cards as I go away tomorrow for 3 weeks & I am hoping that when I come back, I can get back to making cards again & enjoying it!!!!
See you towards the end of October, apart from my scheduled posts in the meantime. xx

Sunday 16 September 2012


This fortnights challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges is Celebration, so of course could be any reason to celebrate, so an easy one to do right? We are sponsored by Digi Doodle
Who will kindly give a $10 voucher to the lucky winner to spend in store.
On my card I have used Tilda Singing Carols from Xmas 09. Lamp post Xmas 08 & Winter Forest Xmas 08. I have not masked them but cut them out individually as I liked the extra depth that gave me, especially with the lamp post in front of the trees.
All coloured with Prisma pencils.
Pointsettia from stash as are the buttons.
I must confess I made this last year & have never shown it before & obviously it did not get sent, so I cannot remember where the papers or sentiment came from. I do remember taking the inspiration from a card seen in a Magnolia magazine though.
Entering into the following challenges
Midweek Magnolias Christmas in September
Simply Magnolia Anything Goes
Anything Goes Early Xmas

Wednesday 12 September 2012

For a Child

Its time for another challenge over at Divas By Design & as its Team Bs turn, its up to me to showcase our theme which is ''For a child'' & is sponsored by Lili of The Valley this week.
I have used Balloon Bear & coloured him with Promarkers & used the Blender pen to give some texture. Not sure if its worked or not, but hey ho!
I got out my embossing folders, they just dont see the light of day these days & ran them through the Cuttlebug & then coloured with TH DI Mustard Seed. The little postage stamp was treated in the same way. The cake was a precut die I have had for yonks, no idea where it came from, & I added a little spotty ribbon around it. The tag is a Magnolia die. Paper from stash & a few dew drops & there you have it, a childs card.
Entering into the following challenges
Ooh La La Teddy Bear Antics
Cutie Pie No Flowers
One Stop Crafts No floral embellishments

Sunday 2 September 2012

Sewing Tilda

Its time for another challenge over at Dream Valley today & the theme is ''Something Old, Something New''. We are being sponsored by
OSCC. Crafty Ribbons & Joanna Sheen, so lets see your entries using something old & new. Don't forget to let us know what is new & what is old.
Here is my card and this is the other Tilda that I had wanted from the Turning Leaves collection, isn't she adorable? I have coloured her with a mixture of Promarkers, Prismas & also some paper piecing on the material & the bow in her hair. The orange back ground paper is from stash & the other papers are just perfect for this card, they are Papermania Happy Days & when I saw them, I just had to buy them & that was before I had the stamp, I knew they would go with this stamp perfectly. I edged all the edges with DI Spiced Marmalade.
Tilda ( my new item ) is stamped onto a Nestie & edged with a Promarker. The little ruler is a Dimension Fourth stamp, which I bought last February (thats my old item ), again coloured with DI. Added a couple of buttons & draped some ribbon across the card as well as down the side. The with love sentiment I have no idea these days where that came from & of course added flowers, leaves & pin from stash. I also bought the little tape measure charm at Stamperama last February & it goes perfectly with this theme.
Entering into these challenges
Magnolia Mania Favourite Stamp ( This one, as your newest is always your favourite stamp isn't it lol)
Craft Room Challenge Pins and or Charms
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Paper Piecing
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes