29 August 2011

Kaboolde Doodles Challenge 82 Easel Does it

Hi everyone
Hope for all of you in the UK are enjoying your bank holiday Monday and for those of you off to work tomorrow at least you've only got a 4 day week!!!  Right back to today and its Kaboodle Doodles challenge time again.  This time we would like you to make an easel card - another nice and easy challenge for you!  The sponsor this week is The Crafty Pad.

and here is my card - I decided to do a "twisted" easel
 The large snowflake die is from Cuttlebug

I used my Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle in Silver on both of my snowflakes you can see it a little in the photo below
The papers used to make this card were a freebie with a mag and they are by NitWit Collections.  Thought I had better make a start on Xmas cards!

It would be lovely if you had a moment to join in our challenge.

I'm entering my card into these challenge too:-

http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ - Challenge # 35 Glitter It (Thurs)
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ - Challenge # 26 Lots of Sparkle (Tues)
http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.com/ - Challenge - Anything Goes (Thurs)
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ - Challenge # 73 - Anything Goes (Thurs)
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.com/ - Challenge #6 All about Easels (Sat)

Until next time...

Happy Crafting


28 August 2011

Creative Inspirations # 67 - The Final Challenge.....

Hi everyone
Well some sad news this will be the last challenge over at Creative Inspirations :o(.....

We are hoping to go out with a bang and have a great challenge for you all...  Its a recipe challenge and you can choose either:-
  1. Distress, Buttons & Bows
  2. Shabby Chic, Pearls & Lace
  3. Vintage, Ribbon & Flowers
My Teamies have come up with some fabulous creations so do check out the blog and have a look... here.

I've gone for No. 3 and here is my card:-

 I got this gorgeous vintage frame below from http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/ absolutely free!  How gorgeous is it (I've added a stamped sentiment to mine)

I have a die to cut my spirals to make the flowers but I hand cut the leaves and just scored along the middle to create the vein and so that I could fold them up slightly...
 Erm..... Tilly wanted to be in the picture too - couldn't resist putting this photo in!!
So that is it for me for today and I'm saying a very sad farewell to all my teamies on the Creative Inspirations DT - I've enjoyed our short but sweet time together....  Please come and join us in our last challenge the winner will receive £10 to spend at Joanna Sheene.

Happy Crafting...


26 August 2011

Less is More Week 29 - Theme - Things that Move

Hi LIMettes

I'm a bit late this week with my posting meant to do it earlier but had a busy week so hey ho!!!!

This week the wonderful Chrissie and Mandi have a  'Theme' and they would like to see

Things that Move
This could be interpreted in a variety of ways...an actual moving component on your card, so a pop up, a shaker, a spinner, a charm, a tag... we could go on... 
On the other hand your card could have an image of something capable of movement, so the scope for that is almost infinitesimal!

So here is my card:-

 OK so I've opted for the easy option out of the theme choices with the walking Poodle.  I love how his nose is up in the air!
Apologies for the bad photo quality just couldn't get the right light today....

Hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend and catch up with you later....

Happy Crafting


24 August 2011

WOYWW # 116 - AND a few challenge entries!!!

Hi WOYWWers!

I running in late today with my WOYWW - had chores this morning and then met a friend for lunch (well thats my excuse anyway!)  So thought I would join in the fun again over at Julia's place aka WOYWW!  So for all your peeps here is what on mine today:-

 So starting at bottom left are a a pile of xmas cards that I made a start on yesterday for a Craft Fayre that I'm attending in November I've inked and coloured the images I've just got to add the "sparkle" - OBVIOUSLY!!!!  Next in the middle of my desk is the finished item (that you may remember being on my desk in the "draft" stage last week more on that in a mo....  Behind that is a plastic wallet with concertina folded paper all ready to make those lovely flowers (as I borrowed the die from someone at a craft club last week) and lastly another half finished card that I started at a craft club last week (me and my half finished stuff!!!!!)

So here is another close up photo of my little "book card" that I'm entering into a few challenges listed at the end of this post

and the inside:-

and more close ups:-  this vintage image a friend gave me (as she had one going spare!) and that is what I based my colour scheme on - I think she is lovely!


I had great fun making this book card and will hopefully find the time to make some more cos IRL they do look gorgeous!  You just cannot see in these photos the sparkle - which is such a shame!!!!!

So thought I should put this into a few challenges and here they all are:-

http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.com/ - Anything but a card (Tues)
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Challenge # 6 - Light Blue (Tues)
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ - Dies to Die for! (Tues)
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ - # 63 Dimension and Texture
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Anything but a card (Mon)
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ - Challenge 53 - Anything Goes (Mon)
http://takeaword.blogspot.com/ - Challenge 43 Old Fashioned (Mon) my image is old fashioned
http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/ - Let's make a scene (Mon)

That seems like quite enough!!!!

Right I look forward to popping over to see WOYWW and catch up with you all soon.

Happy Crafting


22 August 2011

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 81 - Ribbons

Hi Ladies

Its Kaboodle Doodles challenge time again and this week we want to see ribbon on your creation - how hards is that (not!)  We are sponsored this week by http://www.karberdigital.com/:-

and here is my DT card I decided to "frame" my focal point with ribbons and I also made my own little rose too:-

 Oh and here is a close up photo of my own little hand made rose using seam binding - what do you think?  I'm pleased as punch with it!  If you want a tutorial on how I did it let me know (its easy peasy).

So that is my card do pop over to the main Kaboodle blog later and check out my DT teamies creations.  Can't wait to see what you come up with and do hope that you will have time to make a card to join us!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting


19 August 2011

CR84FN Colour Challenge # 36

Hi Ladies

Wow look at me two postings today (scroll down for my first one!) - I've had a great day today making cards - you know when you have one of those really productive days - lovely (mind you no housework has been done, nor have I got the food shop for weekend - but hey ho I've had a great time!!!!)

So I've made a card this afternoon for the CR84FN Color Challenge.  Another one I haven't entered in a little while.... Here is there gorgeous photo inspiration:-
Oh so pretty I say!  So yellow is not a colour I normally use so that was the other reason I wanted to enter.... and here is my card:-

Card recipe
Card blank: Papermania
BP: Pink Petticoat and Paperchase
Stamps: Artemio
Die: Marianne Design
Punch: Martha Stewart
Pearls: Hobby House
Netting: from stash

So there we are, better go and order tonights dinner from the Takeaway (yep no cooking for me either today!!!!! - some of us have it sooooo good - LOL).  Catch up with you later in the weekend.

Happy Crafting


The Shabby Tea Room Week # 75 Polka Dots

Hi well its nearly the weekend for all of you out there working....... and where I live the sun is out (for the time being anyway - LOL). So I've been crafting away this morning making a card to join in the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.  I've not joined in one of their challenges for a little while - so have really enjoyed making my card today!  The challenge this week is Polka Dots and there is this lovely photo for inspiration:-

Now we all love a polka dot don't we..... and so here is my card:-

Card recipe
Card blank Craftwork Cards
Paper: Vintage Rose from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon: Seam binding the Ribbon Girl
Stamp: Papermania
Ink: Versafine Smoky Gray
Dies: Go Kreate and Marianne Designs
Artisan Element: pink paislee
Filigree Accent: The Paper Company
Pearl Heart pin: Hobby House
Pearls: from stash
Glitter: Glamour Dust

I've just had a little look at other challenges that are around today and thought I would also enter this card into these two:-

http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.com/ - Challenge 51 Metal (filigree accent) (Thurs)
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ - Challenge 17 - Anything Goes (Thurs)

So I hope you've got some nice plans for the weekend and that you enjoy it too!!

Happy Crafting


17 August 2011

WOYWW and a card made for a few challenges!

Afternoon blogging buddies!

Hope you are all having a nice day, I've been busy this morning walking the dog, gardening, washing blah, blah, blah ..... and now its "me" time to have a look around blogland at all your wonderful creations and to enter a couple of challenges too!

So its Wednesday today and thought I would join in the fun over at WOYWW as I haven't been there for a visit myself in quite some time.........  So what is on my desk today........

Well I was at a craft club I go to last night, and we started a project  (I say started as I didn't get it finished - probably all the crafty chat!!) and its the most beautiful project I've seen for a long time.  Apparently it was featured in the August issue of Craft Stamper Mag so some of you may be familiar of what the finished item should actually look like!!  If not you've gotta use lots of imagination here - LOL

I wasn't joking about the imagination was I!!!   Its a "book card" and take my word for it our tutor Lynne's creations were truly amazing!  Once I've completed mine - I promise to post it up!  Whilst at the class I die cut various Timmietastic flourishes and the tattered flower which I'm planning on incorporating into my book card!  You can just see in this last photo a picture of a "vintage" lady I'm hoping to fit her into my design too as she is so gorgeous!

Right so on to a card now that I've made to enter into a few challenges!  I was lucky enough to win a prize at http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/ July challenge last month!  I was sent this gorgeous rubber stamp and so I've inked it up and here is the card I came up with!  I thought it would be "rude not to" add it into their August challenge which has the theme: Free and Easy!

and the other challenges I would like to enter with this card into are:-
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/ - Challenge # 167 (Wed)
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes (Tues)
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ - Challenge # 62 - Non stamped sentiment (Tues) (mine is a pre-printed sentiment)

Right thats it for me for postings today, off to have a nosey around your blogs!!  Thanks for popping by my little blog and until next time...

Happy Crafting


15 August 2011

Kaboodle Doodles challenge # 80 - Bag It or Tag It!

Good evening
I'm a bit late with my posting today but better late than never I guess!!!  Well its Kaboodle Doodles challenge time again and this week the challenge is Bag It! or Tag It!  We are sponsored this week by Kenny K and the winner will receive a $10 voucher to use in the Kenny K store.

I decided to make a tag

It would be lovely if you could join us this week!

Until then..

Happy Crafting


14 August 2011

Creative Inspirations Challenge # 66 - Back to School

Hi everyone

Hope you are all having a great weekend and that the weather is being kind to you wherever you are!!!  Its time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this week our theme is back to school.  I must admit I struggle a bit with this one, but hopefully I've managed to create something to inspire you - and perhaps you might join us in this challenge!!

This week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

AND also this month we are sponsered by Joanna Sheene who is also offering £10 to spend in her store so lots to play for this week.

So here is my card

Enjoy whats left of your weekend and catch up with you all soon.

Happy Crafting...


13 August 2011

Less is More Week 28 - One Layer

Good morning LIMettes

Hope you are all OK this morning, the rain has just stopped and the sun is trying to come out where I am.....  So its Saturday and its Less is More challenge time again!  This week its one layer week and Chrissie and Mandi would like you to use ink but in a different way to what you have before (thankfully this does include ink pads!)  Well when I saw this challenge this morning first thing (hubby now thinks I'm sad that I was checking the computer at 8am this morning - but I told him that there were also 16 other people looking in too he reckons we are all addicted to LIM - and I said well of course we are!!!!!)

So having read the details of what was needed this week I went into big panic mode - I'm not that creative with inks or ink effects its just not my "bag" really so this was a challenge in the true sense of the word.....

So three attempts later (and because I was not happy with what I was creating I popped out to Tesco to do my food shop for the weekend), I then came back made myself a nice coffee and ate some biscuits and then suddenly another idea popped into my head........... So here is what I came up with...
So what did I do that was different..... well these flowers are a mask.  So I placed the mask on the pearlised cardstock and used dry foam pads with my Worn Lipstick and Bundled Sage distress inks.  Now when I lifted off the mask the flowers were very subtle in colour and I wanted them to be more vibrant and here is where my "doing something different" comes in.... I pressed the Worn Lipstick inkpad on to my acrylic block and then got my waterbrush and picked up the colour and re-coloured all of the flowers.  Below are some close up hope you can see it!  I'm hoping that it gives a very slight watercoloured effect...

 As you can also see I couldn't help myself with the crystals - but I do think it finishes off my flowers loverley.......
I used just a simple sentiment and then I was finally (and thankfully!!!!) done.

So looking forward to see what everyone creates this week I'm sure there are going to be some stunning entries - and now i didn't mention earlier but it has to be said Chrissie and Mandi your creations this week are AWESOME!!

Have a great weekend and until next time...

Happy crafting


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