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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  It is my non working day today so I am going to make the most of some crafty time.  Tomorrow is very exciting as I am going shopping for bridesmaids dresses with my daughter and her bridesmaids.  I am looking forward to it but I am sure it will be very tiring.  Wish me luck lol.

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
One for the girls/female cards

We have two sponsors joining us this week:
Bugaboo Stamps - prize of 7 digi images to the winner
Digital Delights - prize of a $5 gift voucher

Here is my inspiration project using a super image from Bugaboo Stamps.


I cut out the image and added some colour with some distress ink before matting onto silver mirror card.  The background is embossed and some ink added.  For embellishments I added some flowers from my stash, ribbon and bow and a punched butterfly.
Please excuse the photo, it came out really dark for some reason.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries in our challenge.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  You will also find some gorgeous inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Emboss it
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Use a digi
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Add flowers
Countryview - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Papertake - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes

Monday, 2 March 2015

Guest Designer at Not Just Cards

Hi Folks
Hope you all had a good weekend.  It was my birthday on Saturday and I have been totally spoiled.  Went to see a Queen tribute band on Friday night, my girls treated me to lunch out on Saturday and I enjoyed a meal out with family and friends on Saturday night.  All in all,  a great weekend.  But now onto crafty matters.

A little while ago I was invited to be a guest designer at Not Just Cards challenge blog for the month of March.  I was delighted to be asked and today is my first challenge post with them.

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image from Robyns Fetish called Kitty Play.


I decided to decorate a little gift bag.  I love decorating gift bags as everyone has birthdays and presents look so much better in a lovely bag.  I coloured the image using promarkers and cut out using my lacy circle die.  To keep with the wool theme I threaded some wool around the holes on the outside of the die cut.  I created a little bow effect using wool too.  A sentiment and a flower finished the little bag.  Perfect for anyone with a knitting hobby.

Thanks for popping by and would love you to join in the challenge at Not Just Cards.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or punches
Whimsy Stamps - Use a sentiment
I Love Promarkers - Animals
Deep Ocean - Our furry friends
As You Like It - Favourite anything but a card (gift bag)
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Dies/punches
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Use a digi
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
ABC Challenge - E for Exceptionally cute
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Countryview - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Eureka Stamps - Anything but a card
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Anything but a card

Friday, 27 February 2015

Let's Tie A Bow

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  I am off to see a Queen Tribute Band tonight with some friends.  As it is my birthday tomorrow they are treating me.  Then tomorrow night I am out for dinner with my family.  A lovely birthday treat and looking forward to my weekend.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme for this week is:
Tie A Bow

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image from our sponsor, Digi Stamp Boutique.

 
I decided to go for a bright, cheery colour scheme for this card combining orange and yellow.  The image was coloured in promarkers and cut out using my circle die.  All of the other bits and bobs were from my stash.

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is:

with a prize of a £10 voucher for the winner

Just pop over to Winter Wonderland for full challenge details.  There is some lovely inspiration from my talented teamies too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
TO BE UPDATED

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Paper Piecing digi flower stamp

Hi Folks
Thank you for popping by my little home in blogland.  A quick post from me today as I am running behind and heading off for work in a few minutes.  Today I would like to share with you my first blog project for Little Claire's Designs.  


I have used a lovely digi stamp called Digi Boxed Flowers.  As you can see I decided to go with paper piecing which is quite easy to do with digi stamps.  For full details of how I created this card just pop over to Little Claire's Designs.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - White plus one (purple)
Allsorts - The colour purple
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Thinking of you

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Lots of Layers at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Sorry I haven't been about much lately.  I have been putting the finishing touches to the second lot of wedding invites I am doing.  This time they are for a friend's niece.  But thank you to everyone who has popped by my blog and left me a comment.  It is much appreciated.  Hopefully, back to normal for a little while until the next stage of wedding stationery is due.

On a crafting note, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Lots of Layers

We have two great sponsors joining us this week:
Lacy Sunshine - prize of a $20 gift certificate
The Paper Shelter - prize of a $10 gift certificate

Here is my inspiration project using a super image from The Paper Shelter.


I coloured the image using promarkers and then cut out using one of my dies.  This was then matted onto purple card.  The backing papers are from papermania.  For embellishments I used some ribbon, feathers, pins, flower, sentiment and gems.  I also added some liquid pearls around the image.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the super inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes - For the girls
Disdigidesigns - Lots of embellishments
Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or punches
Whimsy Stamps - Use a sentiment
Sister Act - Anything goes
Allsorts - The colour purple
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
OSAAT - Anything goes birthday
Robyns Fetish - Teenage girl birthday card
Eureka Stamps - Birthday cards
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Alphabet (P is for purple)
Papertake - Take your pick (cool colours)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Digital

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Spots and Stripes

Hi Everyone
Yippee, it's my day off today so going to make the most of it in my crafty room.  Will be taking the mother-in-law to physio again but that is not until 4.00pm.  Just can't believe how well she is doing after her replacement knee op.  She is determined to be able to do some dancing at my daughter's wedding in June.

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is
Spots and Stripes

We have two great sponsors joining us this week:
Inky Impressions - prize of a $10 gift certificate to the winner
Paper Creator - prize of a £10 store credit to the winner

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image from Paper Creator.


The image is precoloured and I simply cut it out using one of my dies and added some pearls around the outside.  The papers were in my scraps box and I used kraft card for all the matting.  The corners and sentiment are die cut and I added some stickles to the sentiment for added sparkle.  A ribbon, bow and sparkly dazzler finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the super inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
HIMCR - Super scraps Saturday
Inky Impressions - Cute and cuddly
Crafting by Designs - Bingo (pearls, die cuts, ribbon)
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or punches

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

What's Your Favourite Technique

Hi Folks
Just popping by today to share some inspiration for our current challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.  Our theme for this month is:
Show Us Your Favourite Technique

The winner of the challenge will receive some crafting goodies from our very own DT member Sammy.

Here is my inspiration project.


Two techniques that I love using (time permitting) is stamping and embossing.  I used a stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps for the sentiment and the flowers.  After colouring in with my promarkers I fussy cut the flowers and stems.  The background was embossed with my large dotty embossing folder.  I cut an aperture so you could see the sentiment and added a die cut around.  Some pearls on the die cut and pearl flourishes finished the card.
Although this is quite a simple card it seemed to take ages to come together.  But I do like the end result.

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to check out the challenge at The Crafting Cafe.  Would love to see your favourite technique.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Anything goes but not a digi
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Polka Doodles - All things kraft
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Square cards
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Perfect pearls
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Bling it on
Top Tip Tuesday - Rubber stamps
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with sentiment

Monday, 16 February 2015

Cute at Crafting Musketeers

Hi Folks
Welcome to my little space in blogland.  I am hoping to get in my crafty room today as I have some wedding invitations to finish off for a friend.  Hope you all have a good day whatever you are doing.

I am stopping by today to share some inspiration for our current challenge over at Crafting Musketeers.  Our theme for this month is:
Cute
The cuter the better so get creative.

Our sponsor for this month is the wonderful Cuddly Buddly with a prize of a £10 gift voucher to their store.

Here is my inspiration project using an image and papers from our sponsor.


This is such a cute image and I coloured it using my promarkers. I then cut it out into a heart shape, distressed the edges and added some liquid pearls before mounting onto some light pink card.  For embellishements I used some roses, lace and a butterfly from my stash.

Thanks for popping by and why not check out the challenge over at Crafting Musketeers.  You will also find some super inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cosmic Strawberry - Colour challenge


Natalie and Amy - All about the love
Paper Creators - Love is in the air
Dragonfly Dreams - Love is in the air
Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty in pink
Digi Choosday - In the pink
In The Pink - Love is in the air
Fussy and Fancy - It's all about the love
Sentimental Sundays - Happy Valentines Day
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Love is in the air
Patties Creations - Valentines love
Wags N Whiskers - For someone you love
We Do Doobadoo - Hearts and flowers
Digi Choosday - Love is in the air
Crafting by Designs - Love is in the air
Inky Impressions - Valentines/Love
Deep Ocean - Love is all around
Sassy Studio - Happy Valentines Day
4 Crafty Chicks - Valentines
Cute Card Thursday - Perfectly pink
QKR Stampede - Lovely lace
Thats Crafty - Be my Valentine

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Love at Little Claire's

Hi Folks
Welcome everyone on Valentines Day.  Hubby got me some flowers, chocolates and a lovely bottle of Prosecco.  Will enjoy my choccies and bubbly this evening when I get in from work.

Just popping by today to let you all know that a new stamping challenge starts today over at Little Claire's.  The theme for this month is:
Love

Here is my inspiration project using Buttons and Bows stamp set and Little Claire's Sentiment stamps.


I wanted to try something a bit different by way of a Valentines card.  I stamped the heart image 8 times onto white card.  I then used one of the sentiment stamps for the centre.  Ribbon was then added to create little squares.  Some heart shaped buttons finished the card.  I also added some stickles around the outside of the card.
I did consider colouring the hearts but decided against it as I liked the clean look.

Hope you will pop over to Little Claire's and join in the challenge.  There is a fab prize this month on offer to the winner:


Little Claire 'Swirly Birds' Clear Stamp Set
Little Claire 'Silhouette Wedding' Stamp
Three Craft Creations 12 x 12 papers
Ribbon Selection

Thanks for popping by.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Great Impressions - Love
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Hearts and Valentines
Without Words - Je T'Aime
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Have a heart
Crafty Sentiments - Use some red
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique - Hearts

Friday, 13 February 2015

For A Child at Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Welcome and hope you have had a good week.  Looking forward to the weekend but I am working on Saturday so a short one for me.  Hoping to finish off a friend's wedding invitations on Sunday.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme for this week is:
For a child
You can create any project you like and you don't have to stick to it being christmas themed at the moment.

Here is my inspiration project using an image from Pink Gem designs called Fairy Grace.


I coloured the image with my promarkers before adding some glamour dust glitter to her wings.  I used one of my X Cut dies to cut out the image and create a background mat.  The gingham paper was distressed around the edge with some distress ink.  A punched butterfly, die cut flower, ribbon, pearls and sentiment finished the card.

Our sponsor over at Winter Wonderland is:

with a prize of two digi images to the winner

Looking forward to seeing your entries to the challenge.  Just pop over to Winter Wonderland for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the lovely inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi
Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty in pink
Digi Choosday - In the pink
Creative Card Crew - Glitter
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Pile It On - Use a bow
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Use a punch or die cut
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Bunny Zoes - For the girls
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly and ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Perfectly pink
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Use a bow and die cut
Simply Create Too - Anything goes

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Embossing with Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Welcome back to my little area of blogland. 

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Embossing
You can create any project you like as long as you use some embossing somewhere, whether that be heat or dry embossing.

We have a super sponsor for this week and that is Sparkle N Sprinkle with a prize of 3 digi images or sets for the lucky winner.

Here is my inspiration project using a lovely digi set from our sponsor.


This owl image is so cute and I coloured him using promarkers.  I embossed the background card and added a little distress ink before mounting onto red card.  For embellishments I used a gem heart, some roses and pearls.  The sentiment is from the digi stamp set.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the super inspiration from my talented teamies while you are there.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - Valentines/Use hearts
Natalie and Amy - All about the love
Disdigidesigns - Include a heart
Pan Pastel - Love is in the air
Lacy Sunshine - Have a heart
Jellypark - Love is in the air
Paper Creators - Love is in the air
Melonheadz - Hearts/Love
Crafty Boots - Hearts and Valentines
OLLCB - Love
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Owl love you
Crafts 4 Eternity - With love
Fussy and Fancy - It's all about love
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Love is in the air
Patties Creations - Valentines/Love
Sweet Stampin - Add a heart
Wags N Whiskers - For someone you love
Robyns Fetish - Valentines
OSAAT - Anything goes with love
Eureka Stamps - All is love
Passion for Promarkers - To someone I love
Digi Choosday - Love is in the air
Crafty Sentiments - Use some red
Crafting by Designs - Love is in the air
Inky Impressions - Valentines/Love
Deep Ocean - Love is all around

Love and Romance at Little Claire's

Hi Folks
Hope everyone's week is going as planned.  It is my day off today so will be heading into my crafty room this morning.  This afternoon I am taking my Mother-In-Law to the hospital for her physio appointment.  She is doing really well after her replacement knee operation.  She is managing to get around using her crutches and doing a little bit more each day.

Today sees the start of our second digi challenge over at Little Claire.  Our theme for this month is:
Love and Romance

Here is my inspiration project using a lovely image called Silhouette Wedding.


I used mirror card for all the matting.  For the background I embossed the bottom half using my flourish embossing folder.  For the top of the card I used my ivy corner die.  I added some roses and lace across the centre of the card.  Some distress ink around the edges helped to soften the look and I added a gem heart to the image topper.

The image I have used can be found here.  

The prize for this months challenge is 5 digi images of the winners choice from Little Claire.  


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Open Minded Crafting - No pink and no red
Corrosive - Splash of colour
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi
Dragonfly Dreams - Love is in the air
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Love
Crafting for all Seasons - Have a heart
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Allsorts - Love is all around
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Use a punch or die cut
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Papertake - Hearts and flowers
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Hearts and Flowers at Kraftyhands

Hi Folks
Hope your week has gone okay.  I am so glad the weekend is here as my crafty space is calling.  I have managed to complete all my daughter's wedding invitations.  I promise that I will post them on here when I know that they have all been sent and received.  Now to start on the wedding invitations that I have been asked to make for a friend's niece.  I must be a sucker for punishment lol.

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Kraftyhands.  Our theme for this month is:
Hearts and Flowers

Quite a topical one with Valentines Day around the corner so hope to see lots of entries.

Here is my inspiration project using images and papers from the Sowing the Seeds of Love CD from Kraftyhands.


I went for a vintage look by distressing the papers and image and adding some lace and ribbon.  The flowers were in my stash and I added some stickles to them for added sparkle.  Some gem hearts finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to pop over to Kraftyhands and check out the challenge.  There are some gorgeous makes from my talented teamies to inspire you too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes - Hearts
Aud Sentiments - Valentine or love
Polkadoodles - Flower Power
Simply Create Too - Use hearts
Natalie and Amy - All about the love
Disdigidesigns - Include a heart
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Paper Creators - Love is in the air
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
OLLCB - Love
Papertake - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Include a heart
TTCRD - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Hearts and/or flowers
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/love
Crafting for all Seasons - Have a heart
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - With love
Allsorts - Love is all around
We Do Doobadoo - Hearts and flowers
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Catch The Bug - Anything goes

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Favourite Fold or Technique

Hi Folks
It has been a pretty chilly week here so far.  We had a light sprinkling of snow on Monday night but it all melted away on Tuesday.  Getting a bit fed up of scraping my car every morning though.  Roll on summer is all I can say lol.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Use your favourite card fold or technique
You can create any project you like but make sure you tell us what your favourite is.

We have three sponsors joining us this week;
Bugaboo Stamps - prize of 7 digi images of the winners choice
Crafty Sentiments - prize of a £10 gift voucher
Di's Digi Stamps - prize of a $12 voucher

Here is my inspiration project using a great image from Bugaboo Stamps.


I used one of my favourite card folds which is an easel card.  I decided to be quite simple with this one.  The image was coloured using promarkers and then mounted onto some black card.  I embossed the white background using my dotty embossing folder.  Some card candi, a button and some twine finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges to check out full challenge details.  There is also lots of inspiration for you from my talented teamies.


Monday, 2 February 2015

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Hi Folks
Hope you all had a good weekend.  I got lots done on my daughter's wedding invites and some DT work done so  productive weekend for me.

A quick post from me today to let you know that Kraftyhands are launching a new CD called Sowing the Seeds of Love.  The CD will be on the British Craft Network at 11.00am.  The CD contains lots of gorgeous images, card sets and papers.  

Here is one of my sample projects using toppers and papers from the CD.


I received a box of chocolates at Christmas so I decided to recycle and alter the box.  All of the toppers and papers are from the CD.  Additions from my own stash were the ribbon, flowers, metal butterfly and the butterflies using my butterfly punch.


I also decorated the inside and outer edge of the box.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  And if you get a bit of time just check out the British Craft Network shows where the Kraftyhands guys bring loads of inspiration.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with wings
Crafty Ribbons - Anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy - Things with wings
Creative Inspirations - Roses
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Polka Doodles - Flower power
HIMCR - Anything goes
Allsorts - Flower power
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes

Friday, 30 January 2015

Lots of Layers at Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Hope you are all managing to stay warm and safe, especially if you are affected by the snow.  We have had a couple of little flurries here but it has not settled.  As it is quite cold at the moment I am planning a weekend in my crafty room.  Certainly not planning on going out unless I have to lol.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme for this week is:
Lots of Layers

Don't forget that you are not restricted to just christmas projects at the moment.

Here is my inspiration project using an image from one of our sponsors, Kenny K.


I used lots of scraps of paper from my scraps box for all the layers.  These were all matted onto blue pearlescent card.  The image was coloured in promarkers.  After putting the card together I used a stencil and distress ink for the musical notes.  A sentiment and some card candi finished the card.

I do hope you will join us at Winter Wonderland.  We have two great sponsors this week:



Just pop over to Winter Wonderland for full challenge details. Don't forget to check out the awesome work from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pan Pastel - Happy Birthday
Corrosive - Winter blues
The Male Room - Shades of blue
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Cool blue
The Paper Shelter - Lots of layers
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
First of all can I say thank you for all the kind comments about my Mother-In-Law and her knee replacement operation.  She is doing okay although in a bit of pain.  She had the operation on Saturday and they have had her out of bed walking with a frame.  Today they are going to show her how to walk up steps safely.  I think the plan is to have her out of hospital tomorrow or Friday. My Mum is going to be staying with her for a few days to make sure she is okay.  At least we can go to work in the knowledge that she is going to be well looked after.

Anyway, I am popping by today as a new challenge is starting over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Anything Goes

We have two great sponsors joining us:
Lacy Sunshine - with a prize of a $20 gift certificate to the winner and
Dr Digi - with a prize of 2 digi images of the winners choice

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image from Lacy Sunshine called Lizabeth Butterfly Kisses.


I decided to use my favourite colour of purple for this creation.  The embossing folder at the top of the card is a patchwork folder from Docrafts.  The image is coloured in promarkers and I kept the colours quite soft.  For embellishments I die cut a butterfly using a freebie die from a craft magazine.  I also added some roses, pearls and some ribbon.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the super creations from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Favourite colour
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - For a female
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Butterflies
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with wings
Sister Act - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - Things with wings
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Pile It On - Hearts and/or flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
OSAAT - Anything goes with purple
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Garden life
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Roses

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Thank You Flowers

Hi Folks
Well the weekend is nearly over.  I have had a busy weekend working on wedding stuff.  We have also been up to the hospital this afternoon as my Mother-In-Law had a knee replacement operation yesterday.  She is very sore but hoping that this will help with her mobility.  She is in her late seventies but still leads a very active life.  Hopefully, she will be out on Thursday.  I will let you know how she gets on.

Today I thought I would share a card that I made using a new stamp set from Honey Doo Crafts that I got just before christmas.  The stamp set is called Flowers for design and this is the first card I have made using it.


I used one of my favourite embossing folders for the background.  I find this embossing folder so versatile and love the images on it.  I embossed a piece of white card and then cut a circle aperture in the centre.  For the centre of the aperture I used the stamps and stamped onto vellum using versamark.  This was then embossed with white embossing powder.  I used various shades of purple promarkers to colour the flowers.  The vellum was mounted onto purple card and then the embossed piece mounted on top.  I stamped, embossed and coloured two of the larger flowers.  These were curled for added dimension and then stuck on the card around the aperture.  The sentiment is from an old stamp set that I have and this was also embossed with white embossing powder on vellum before cutting out and mounting onto purple card.  Some purple gems and sparkly dazzlers to the centre of the flowers finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  A bit different for me but love the effect.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Countryview - Use something new (stamps)
Crafty Calendar - What's new (stamps)
Jellypark - Bling it up
Penny Black and More - Stencils, masks, embossing folders
Dragonfly Dreams - Favourite colour (purple)
Without Words - Dreaming of spring
As You Like It - Favourite embossing folder
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Graph It - Crisp and white
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Something new (stamps)
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Pile It On - Hearts and/or flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
OSAAT - Anything goes with purple


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Hope all is well and you are all managing to stay warm.  There is talk of us possibly having some snow today.  It certainly feels cold enough but I have no interest in seeing snow.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Anything Goes

We have two great sponsors this week:
Karleigh Sue - prize of $10 store credit
Dianes Daydream Designs - prize of $15 gift code to their store

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image from Dianes Daydream Designs.  It is from a set called Tea and Roses.


I used the precoloured version of the image which makes for a quick card. I used blue cardstock for all the matting and the backing paper was in my scraps box. Some old papers I got free in a magazine many months ago.  For embellishments I added some ribbon, punched corners, a rosette and some buttons.  The sentiment is part of a stamp set that I have.  I thought it suited the image perfectly. Glossy accents were added to the tea part of the image.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries to the challenge.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - January blues
Sister Act - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Corrosive - Winter blues
Dream Valley - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Golden Tones

Hi Folks
Hope you have all had a good weekend.  I was working on Saturday and have spent today finalising wedding invites for my daughter.  I can now make a start as we need them done by the end of February.

Today I want to share a card with you that I made quite a while ago but never got round to blogging.  I discovered a folder on my computer that has loads of cards in it that have not been blogged yet.  So expect to see more of these in the coming weeks.


I took some gold card and used Imagination Crafts sparkle medium in gold through one of their border stencils - Leaf Swirl border.  When it was dry I cut an aperture out of the centre and mounted onto some lighter gold card.  For the flowers I used the Daisy decoupage stamp from Imagination Crafts and stamped several times onto vellum using versamark and white embossing powder.  I cut the flowers out and mounted them around the aperture.  The sentiment stamp is also from Imagination Crafts.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Will definitely be doing this one again but using different colours and sentiment stamps.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Imagination Crafts - Anything goes
Lisa B - Anything goes
Penny Black and More - Stencils, masks, embossing folders
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes