28 June 2011

Top Tip Tuesday # 40 Tipper week T is for............ challenge

Hi Ladies

Gosh look at me another two posts in one day - I did this last week too - getting into a habit (ha ha).  Anyway thought I would join in the fun over at Top Tip Tuesday and this week the challenge is to include a T in your creation be it a sentiment "Thanks" or Three butterflies, Tied bow.... get the picture.... 

So here is my entry for this challenge and its a card I made for my hubby for our wedding anniversary and my T is the Two Tickets (I could also say there is T for Tower - as in Eiffel - but I think that is pushing it a little!!!! - or maybe not - you decide!)

We did have a few days away for our anniversary but sadly it wasn't in Paris!!!!

I would also like to enter this card into this challenge:-

ppp-makeitmonday - # 43 - Anything goes!

Happy Crafting...


Less is More Week 21 Sketch

Hi LIMetts

Another week has flown by and we have another great challenge from Chrissie and Mandi over at Less is More.  This week its a sketch challange and this is the sketch:-

 And here is my take on it:-

To create my "shabby" flowers I die cut 4 large and 4 small scallop circles from each colour of tissue paper, scrunched them up pierced each with a sparkly brad and then added some extra sparkle by dabbing glossing accents over the tissue paper and then pouring over the glamour dust.  I then stamped a little swirl either side of the middle flower.

As I type this a thunder storm has arrived and its chucking it down, but actually I'm quite pleased for the cool air blowing in through the window!  Hopefully will sleep better tonight if the temp goes down.  Last night was horrendous (I know now why I always get air conditioning when I go abroad!!!!!)

Anyway I'll be paying some of you LIMetts a visit and to do some commenting a little later, until then....

Happy Crafting


27 June 2011

Kaboodle Doodles # 73 - Spots n Dots

Hi everyone well its hot, hot, hot where I live at the moment in fact dare I say a little too hot (we are never satisfied with our weather are we!!!)
Anyway its round to Monday again and its Kaboodle Doodle challenge time again!  This week we are sponsored by The Crafty Pad and the winner will receive 2 images.

This week we would like you to add some spots, polka dots, circles etc to your card and here is my DT card:-

Don't forget to pop over to Kaboodle Doodles and join in the fun!  Also don't forget we have a DT call on at the moment all the details can be found on this post.

I thought that I would also enter the following challenges with my card:-

Challenge Up Your Life - # 46 Circles (2W Sat)
Just Some Linesblog Spotty Dotty (Sat)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - # 31 Food or Drink (2W Thurs)

Right my crafty hands are itching to make some cards so see you later in the week!

Happy crafting


24 June 2011

Kaboodle Doodles DT call

Hi all

Just to let you know that Kaboodle Doodles has a DT call on at the moment.  All the details of how to apply can be found here but here is a snippet:-

"Here is what you need to do:-

Send an email to kaboodledt@mudmaven.com including the following:
  • Two samples of your work
  • A link to your blog or any other online galleries you may have
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you want to be part of our team
We will be selecting several new team members and would love to hear from you!

That's it! Deadline for applications is June 30, 2011 and we will be announcing the new team members on July 4!


Kaboodle Doodles Design Team"

Happy Crafting


22 June 2011

CR84FN32 Colour Challenge

Hi all

I've had a chance to make a card today and thought I would make it for the CR84FN32 Color Challenge.  This week the inspiration board is this:-

Its gorgeous eh!  The DT inspiration cards are just fabulous you should pop on over here and have a look!  It really did challenge me as I don't usually use yellow.  So here is my card:-

Card Blank: Craftwork Cards
Flower die cut paper: KI Memories
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Butterfly Punch: Tonic
Gems and raffia - from stash

It took me ages to get this layout right I originally had a blue matt for the sentiment that I was going to put in the middle but that just didn't look right so anyway I eventually settled on this which I'm now happy with!! Don't you just hate it when that happens!

Anyway hope you've all had/are having a good day.

Happy Crafting...


21 June 2011

Less is More Week 20 - Theme - Monogram

Hi LIMettes

Well I've been super organised and managed to do two posts today!!! (very unusual for me!)  Hope you are all well and enjoying the next great challenge over at Less is More!

This week Chrissie and Mandi want us to use a monogram:-

monogram: Definition 

monogram ( ) n. A design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name, used as an identifying mark.  So in effect, your monogram should represent the word it's standing for and not be a part of it.
And here is my card

Card blank: Craftwork cards
Stamp: Papermaina
Monogram: Big Fella Alpha - Pink Petticoat
Ribbon: from stash

My "T" monogram is for "Tilly" my little fur baby - I just LOVE my little girly sooooo much....
So can't wait to have a look around your blogs to leave some comments and have a nosey at what you've created for this challenge.

Until then...

Happy Crafting


A few challenges and DT calls....

Good morning all

I've been busy this morning catching up on some cleaning, but whilst I'm having my coffee thought I sneak onto the computer and would enter a few challenges with a card I made a while back which was for one of my crafty friends for her birthday and as yet I haven't shown it on my blog!  The challenges I want to enter are:-

The Ribbon Girl - Pink and Cream


Creative Inspirations Challenge 62 and DT call - Stitching real or faux


Hooked on Craft Challenges and DT call - Challenge 1 - Anything goes

So here is the card

Card Blank 8x8: Craftwork Cards
Papers: Tim Holtz idea-ology - Vintage Shabby
Frame: Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Flowers - from stash and stamped over with Distress ink Spun Sugar and Old paper
Sewing Machine for real stiching on edges of card
Butterfly punch: Tonic
Ribbons: from stash

Right still got loads of chores to be done... see you later in the week (well either later today or tomorrow actually!!!)

Happy Crafting


20 June 2011

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 72 - Food and/or Drink

Hi everyone
Sorry for my late posting, but I've been away again! This time for a long weekend with my sister up to see our Dad for Father's day in the Norfolk Broads - the weather was rubbish but we had a great time.

Anyway back to today and of course its Kaboodle Doodles challenge time again.  This week the challenge is to use food and/or drink in your project. Get hungry and jump right on in. Our sponsor for this week's challenge is the marvelous Melissa Jenkins of Meljen's Designs. The winner will receive 4 images from Meljen's Designs!
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the Whimsy Stamps Store to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Here is my DT card
Card blank: Craftwork Cards
Digi Image: Meljen Designs
BP: Free with a craft magazine
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Punch: Stampin up

So I do hope that some of you will be able to play along again this week.

Happy Crafting....


16 June 2011

Father's Day Challenge

Good morning all

Well the rain has arrived in my part of the world and looks to be set in for the day.... oh well better do some crafting then........... LOL

With Father's Day on Sunday there are a lot of challenges featuring this as their theme and as I've made my father's day card thought I would post it up and enter some challenges!

So here is my card

Card blank: Craftwork Cards
BP: Freebie with a magazine
Stamp: Hero Arts
Sentiment: computer generated
Glossy Accents

I really love this Hero Arts stamp its so versatile.  I stamped the extra butterflies and layered them up and added glossy accents to give them a bit of shine.

So here are the challenges I would like to enter:-

Papertake Weekly - Dads and Lads (Tues)
cupcake craft challenges - Cupcake 146 Boy oh boy oh boy
ooh-la-la-creations challenges - Challenge 82 Father's day/Special man
stamp-n-doodle - Happy Father's day (Tues)

I also made a Father's Day card for my sister (well actually I made both and let my sis decide which one she wanted as I liked them both!!)  This is what she picked:-

Card Blank: Craftwork Cards
Stamp: Glitz
Embossing folder: Bark Creative Expressions
Sentiment: computer generated

I inked the embossing folder before I ran it through the cuttlebug I do love the effect this gives! - just can't remember what ink it was!

Happy Crafting...


15 June 2011

Less is More Week 19 - One Layer

Hi LIMettes!

Wow there are already well over 200 entries this week! such is the popularity of this challenge and its a great one - all credit to Chrissy and Mandi.  Lovin' your inspiration ladies and again the standard of entries is brilliant!

So here is my little card - believe it or not I spent ages on this one yesterday!! Doesn't look it though!

Card blank: Craftwork Cards
Stamp: Artemio
Inks: Memento: Lulu Lavender and New Sprout
Shimmer: All purpose ink: Champagne Mist by Stampin up
Glossy Accents

I do quite like the two-tone stamping effect easy peasy just dab your colours over different sections of the stamp and it doesn't matter if you go over an area with both colours either!  I do love this stamp and it was in its own ready made "frame" but I wanted to highlight that a bit more.  You can't really see it in these photos but I went over the border edge of the frame with my stylus to emboss it and then I dipped the stylus in the all purpose ink and went over the lines again.  I also dipped my finger in the ink and swiped it over certain parts of the image I think you can see it a little better in this photo:-

Enjoy the rest of your day and..

Happy Crafting...


13 June 2011

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 71 - Use a flower as main focal point

Good morning one and all - hope you are all OK!  Sorry I've not been around much in blogland this last week as hubby had a week off and we spent most of it gardening and walking Tilly!!

I've a question: Is cardmaking an addiction?! (I think I already know the answer to that one really!!! LOL) I'm soooo looking forward to making a card(s) today (actually I've got some orders to complete so better get my skates on!)

Right well its Monday and that means another challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles and this week we are sponsored by Tiffany Doodles.  The DT were provided with some lovely images and our challenge this week is to use a flower as the main focal point of your card.

Here is my DT card:-

Poppy Image: Tiffany Doodles, coloured with Promarkers
Card blank: Craftwork Cards
Background stamp: Hero Arts
Butterflies: Cricut Paper Lace cartridge
Ribbon: from stash

The prize for this weeks winner will be 5 images from Tiffany Doodles!  Check out the website.  Also don't forget to pop over to see my other teamies creations too.

Right off to scratch my head and come up with some designs for the orders that I've got (men cards: that is why I will be head scratching!! as they are so much harder to do eh!)

See you later in the week and...

Happy Crafting


8 June 2011

Less is More Week 18 Colour - Monochrome

Hi everyone hope you have all been keeping well.  Right another great challenge over at Less is More - have you joined in the fun yet?  There are more and more of us joining in each week and its great fun.  Our lovely hosts are Chrissie and Mandi who always provide some great inspiration - and oh we all take the time to leave comments on entries (but not all as there are so many of us now - poor Chrissie and Mandi they really do have there work cut out don't they!!) But receiving comments is such a nice part of blogland don't you think!

Anyway enough of me going on here is my entry for this week's theme Monochrome and I've choosen Kraft and White:-

Card blank: Papermaina
Stamp sets: The Girls' Paperie and Personal Impressions
Embossing with: Detail white embossing powder
Pearls: HobbyHouse

I was struggling as to what sentiment to put on this card and went for the "you are my inspiration" as I thought it could cover a whole host of things.....

Anyway looking forward to getting round to some of you later for some commenting.  Until then..

Happy Crafting...


6 June 2011

Kaboodle Doodles # 70 Mystical Creatures

Hi and firstly I must apologise for my late posting of this particular post - naughty Mr Blogger didn't follow my scheduled post request as I've been away for a few days at my sister's for a long weekend and we tagged on a couple of extra days as it was also my wedding anniversary yesterday 19 years now.  Hubby and I had a lovely day out to Brighton yesterday (albeit a bit rainy) but had a lovely lunch at Jamie Oliver's restaurant - would thoroughly recommend it.

Anyway back to reality today we travelled home this morning I've got washing on the line and the food shop is done - lovely!!!!  Right its  Kaboodle Doodle challenge time again and this week we are sponsored by: Whoopsie Daisy Designs

This week the challenge is to create a card with a mystical creature: fairies, angles, unicorns etc.  The prize this week is 2 pages (8 images from Whoopsi Daisy Designs).

Here is my DT card:

I just fell in love with this image the moment I saw it...


Fairy Image: Whoopsi Daisy
Card Blank: Craftwork Cards
Papers: Annalee collection Prima
Stamps: Hero Arts
Pens: Promarkers
Butterflies cut using Cricut and Paper Lace cartridge
Sentiment stamp: borrowed from friend!
Sparkles: Glamour Dust

As always it would be lovely to see some of you in this challenge!

Thought I would also enter my card into these challenges:-

mymumscraftshopchallenges - Things with wings
charismacardz - Challenge 22 - Something that flies
paper-craftingjourney - Challenge 11 - Anything goes
deliciousdoodleschallenge - Challenge 28 - Texture
craftycalendarchallenge - June challenge - Things with Wings
ppp-makeitmonday - Make it Monday # 40 challenge

Happy Crafting


3 June 2011

In Print!!!!

Hi everyone

Just had to share some exciting news (well for me that is anyway - LOL).  The Simply Create DT were asked if they wanted to do a project for a magazine article and did any of us want to do it - well of course I volunteered! and to cut long story short the project I made is now in print!!!!!  Its in the supplement magazine called "Best of British" that comes free with Simply Cards & Papercraft (I stood in the middle of WHSmiths when I bought the magazine ripping it out of its plastic wrapper as quick as I could to get to the supplement book!!) and was so delighted and excited when I saw it in print - woo hoo!

This is the supplement that comes with it

 and this is the page!!!!
and here is the card that is pictured in the article made using lots of lovely goodies from Simply Create.

I made a few other things for this article that didn't get used so I will share those with you all soon!

I thought I would enter this card into these challenges:-

Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge 8 - Stamp something (Chair, table, lamp, chandelier and sentiment have all been stamped: Hero Arts set)
Paper-Crafting Journey - Challenge 11 - Anything Goes
ppp-Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Challenge 18 - Anything Goes

So hope that you all have a nice weekend and enjoy this gorgeous weather.

Happy Crafting...


2 June 2011

CR84FN30 - Colour Challenge

Hi I've been busy today doing a bit of crafting (for a change!) and wanted to join in the colour challenge over at cr84fn color challenge.  I've been meaning for ages now to join in the fun with them and finally got the time to make a card to enter.

They have this fabby colour inspiration hard not to resist and I haven't used my kraft cardstock in a little while.....  You must pop on over and take a look at the DT's creations they are gorgeous!
and here is my card entry:-

 and a little close up
Kraft Card blank: Papermania
Papers: Annalee Prima
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Punch: Martha Stewart flower border, Tonic: Butterfly, Stampin up: fancy frame
Ribbons: from stash
Fabric: Pickle Trims: Grandma by Rusty Pickle (coloured with Promarker)
Button: Papermania

Anyway thats it for me for today.  Until tomorrow...

Happy Crafting

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