Saturday, 30 April 2011

We're singing and dancing at Craft Your Days Away!

Sooooo, it's time for challenge number 19 at CYDA. We have a fabulous challenge for you chosen by my lovely teamie Mel, our theme this time is 'Music and Dance' so loads of scope. We are also running a DT call alongside this challenge, please pop over to CYDA to find out more.

Our challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous SJ from Little Musings. One lucky winner will win the whole set of music digis shown below called Acceptable in the 80's and a set of their choice! Please do come and join in the fun and check out the gorgeous creations made by my lovely team mates.


So onto my DT card, SJ from Little Musings very kindly gave the DT the above digi set to have a play with, thank you SJ. I have used the fab cassette digi image shown above, available to purchase here and some gorgeous Whiff of Joy papers. I made some faux buttons using a Cuttlebug star die to cut 2 stars out of paper and then pierced 2 holes in each star to resemble button holes and then threaded some twine through. I have held back on embellishing the card to make it look more modern and I love the image so much I used it twice ;-)


Supplies:
Image - Acceptable in the 80's by Little Musings coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Whiff of Joy
Cardstock - Bazzill Kraft & some scraps of corrugated card
Sentiment -Tiny Sentiments by Craftwork Cards
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Tools - paper piercer, Cuttlebug star die

Monday, 25 April 2011

We are going round in circles at Cards for Men!

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cards for Men and we have a fab theme for you - 'Circles' (n.b. card must be for a male). We have 4 new ladies who have just joined the Cards for Men design team so please do come and say hello, they are Wenche, Marita, Alex and Jen.

Our sponsor this time is the fab store Fresh Brewed Designs. They are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice.

"Hi. I am Heather Dennis. I am a homeschooling mother of 2 wonderful children, the wife of 12 years to the love of my life, a Christian and the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I have loved to draw and create ever since I was a child. My daughter has inherited my love of art and recently inspired me to start creating again. All the images in my shop are hand drawn. I offer a wide range of images from coffee, cute and inspirational.I also love to create custom drawn images, so if you are looking for anything in particular, please feel free to drop me an email".

Please pop over to the CFM challenge blog to check out the details of our new challenge. As always the DT have made some wonderful cards, please do pop across and have a peek and have a go at the challenge while you're there. So onto my DT card, I have used a super cute digi image by Fresh Brewed Designs, available here and teamed him with some funky Basic Grey papers to make a cool boy's card. So for my 'circles' I used an image with a ball, circle Nesties to cut out my image and sentiment, a button and my punched border has tiny little circles/dots cut along the zig-zag line. I also tied knots in the twine to look like circles/dots...

Supplies:
Image - Little League Owl by Fresh Brewed Designs coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - A Day To Remember Calendar by Catslife Press from Crafty Emma's Store
Papers - Wander by Basic Grey
Cardstock - Bazzill kraft
Button - stash
Twine - stash
Tools - Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart zig zag punch, scissors for distressing

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A LOTV session...

I had a card making session a couple of weeks ago as I had several birthdays coming up. I used Lili of the Valley cute squares for my images, they are so beautiful and great when time is in short supply...

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ladybugs Craft Ink - Anything Goes

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Lots of Layers
Crafts & Me - Pink & Sweet
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Let's Celebrate

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
CRAFT - Flowers

For the card below I used a Promarker to colour some of the image to co-ordinate with the papers...

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot - Ladies & Fashion (hope little ladies are allowed!)
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes (used a coral PM on the flower on the hat, necklace, bag & dress)

Supplies:
Images - LOTV Cute Squares, these images are now sold on die-cut sheets here
Papers - Lots! Basic Grey, Memory Box, Prima, Dovecraft and MME
Sentiments - Craftwork Cards & LOTV
Ribbon, lace, pearls & buttons - stash
Tools - Nestabilities Circles & Scallop Circles, Labels One, Deckle Edge Rectangle

Saturday, 16 April 2011

It's nearly Easter time!

Sooooo, it's time for challenge number 18 at CYDA. We have a fabulous challenge for you chosen by my lovely teamie Jackie, our theme this time is 'Easter', so very topical! Have you bought your Easter eggs yet? They've been in the shops since Christmas so no excuse if you haven't, lol x

Our challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Meljen's Designs. One lucky winner will win 4 digi images of their choice! Please do come and join in the fun and check out the gorgeous creations made by my lovely team mates.

So onto my DT card, I have made an Easter card using pretty blue and pink shades and a beautifully cute bunny image from Meljen's Designs, he's called Easter Bunny and is available to purchase here. I cut off half of the front of the card to make the card look a bit different from my usual square number ;-)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CRAFT - Easter
Supplies:
Image - Easter Bunny by Meljen's Designs from Whimsy Stamps coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Pink Petticoat freebie with a magazine a couple of months ago
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Pearls - The Glitter Pot
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Tools - Nestabilities circle & scallop circle, MFT Die-namics rolled flower die from Dies to Die For

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

New baby girl

My lovely friend Mel has recently had a lil baby girl, named Matilda and this is the card I made to celebrate Matilda's arrival. I bought the cute baby Tilda stamp weeks ago in preparation to make this card as I know Mel is quite partial to Tildas and I really love this image and had been looking for a reason/excuse to buy her lol! I have kept the card quite clean looking as it's for a newborn baby...

Here's a pic of the inside, sorry it's so blurry!

Here's a close up of all the pretty sparkle on Tilda's wings...



Supplies:
Image - Sleeping Baby Tilda coloured with Promarkers and Star Dust Stickles
Papers - Annalee by Prima
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store and a candy win from the lovely Claire, thank you Claire x
Ticket - Tim Holtz
Ribbon - Doodlebug
Tools - Nellie Snellen flower die (used on inside of card)

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A new Ronnie image!

There is a brand new Ronnie digital image available from Pollycraft being sold to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. He only costs £1.50 and all money goes to the charity, how fab is that. Ronnie is a super cool chap as you can see...

Monday, 11 April 2011

We're getting ready for Easter at Cards for Men...

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cards for Men and we have a fab theme for you - 'Easter' (n.b. card must be for a male).

Our sponsor this time is the fab store Peachy Keen Stamps. They are offering one lucky winner 2 fab sets of clear stamps!

"Peachy Keen Stamps is a family owned and operated leading clear stamp manufacturer based out of Northeast Wisconsin. Our stamps are made out of the highest quality polymer on the market today, giving them their unique peach tint. The whimsical images designed by Kathy Jakopovich coupled with their durability make them a favorite smong scrapbookers, cardmakers and artists alike. These stamps are sold exclusively online at www.peachykeenstamps.com and at independent stamp and scrapbook stores worldwide. Please visit our website for a somplete list of retail locations".
Please pop over to the CFM challenge blog to check out the details of our new challenge. As always the DT have made some wonderful cards, please do pop across and have a peek and have a go at the challenge while you're there. So onto my DT card, I used a gorgeously cute digi image from Bugaboo called Funny Bunny - Egg Tower. I've used some pretty MME papers and some buttons from my stash. I do have to apologise as the colourway of this card is identical to my last Cards For Men DT card - oops, I used different papers but they are more or less the same colours, have a lil look...


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - 4 or more layers
Simon Says Stamp - Spring Colours/Easter

Supplies:
Image - Funny Bunny Egg Tower by Bugaboo coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - generated on pc
Papers - True Blue by MME
Cardstock - Bazzill kraft
Buttons - stash
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Seam Binding - Crafty Ribbons

Monday, 4 April 2011

Easter is nearly here!

I was in the mood for some Easter cards today, the images were coloured ages ago so I just needed to put the cards together. There's something ever so special about this time of year with all the new growth in the garden and lighter nights.

Onto my first card, this image was given to me (ta Mandy x) and I've teamed her with some pretty Prima Easter papers and some pearlescent card I found in my card box that must be at least 5 years old. I tend to use matt Bazzill card but thought this suited this card...

Supplies:
Image - given to me by the lovely Mandy
Papers - Celebrate With Jack & Jill by Prima
Pearls - The Glitterpot
Netting - stash
Bakers Twine - Crafty Emma's Store
Tools - Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Onto my second card, again, the image was a pressie from Mandy (cheers lady). I have teamed this Tilda with some beautiful lace (thank you Jennie x) and pretty Memory box papers. I think this is going to be my nan's Easter card as I won't be able to see her at Easter to give her some flowers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Little Claire's - Spring Celebrations
Sparkles Forum - Springtime

Supplies:
Image - again given to me by the lovely Mandy
Papers - Minuet by Memory Box
Lace - gift from my lovely friend Jennie
Ribbon - stash
Flowers - Dies to Die For
Buttons - Dovecraft from Crafty Emma's Store
Pearls - The Glitterpot

This is my third and final card for today, I have used an uber cute Penny Black bunny and some gorgeous Basic Grey Hopscotch papers...

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Supplies:
Image - from an Easter set by Penny Black
Sentiment - Ribbon sentiment from Pink Petticoat
Papers - Hopscotch by Basic Grey
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store and Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - Anitas
Tools - Deckle Edged Nestabilities

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you are all having a lovely Mother's Day and being spoilt or spoiling your own mum. I saw my mum yesterday and also my lil nephew who is very cute and still very dinky xxx

My lovely friend Tams asked me to make her some Mother's Day cards as she has recently had an op on her back and hasn't been able to make anything herself. I was very flattered to be asked but then had a minor heart attack when she asked for 7 cards!!! After calming down I had a trawl of my stash and started to plan some possible cards using different images and colours so I could provide a selection of cards. This is what I came up with...



The next 2 cards are a bit different from my usual style, no images...

I sent another card also to make up the 7 but this is one I had made previously and just added a sentiment. I hope Tams liked them, she said she did but I am always nervous when making cards for others and even more so when the recipient crafts herself!!!

Supplies:

Images - Magnolia & hAnglar & stAnglar candy win from the lovely Mandy x coloured with Promarkers; LOTV cute squares
Papers - Hopscotch by Basic Grey; Pixie by Memory Box; Back to Basics II by Dovecraft; Craftwork Cards
Sentiments - Girly Curly by Pink Petticoat; Craftwork Cards
Card candy - Craftwork Cards
Flowers - Flat are Primas; Crafty Emma's Store; Wild Orchid Crafts & candy win from the lovely Bev x
Pearls - The Hobby House
Buttons - stash
Ribbons and lace - stash
Tools - various Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Zig Zag punch

Saturday, 2 April 2011

It's all spots and stripes at CYDA!

I have scheduled this post because today I am at Thomas' preschool all day arranging and running the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Just hope I haven't forgotten anything vital! I have been dreaming of easter eggs and to do lists for days ;-)

Sooooo, it's time for challenge number 17 at CYDA. We have a fabulous challenge for you chosen by our lovely team leader Joanne. Our challenge theme this time is 'Spots and Stripes'.

We are being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp. One lucky winner will win a $10 voucher to spend at the store! Please do come and join in the fun and check out the gorgeous creations made by my lovely team mates.


So onto my DT card, I have made a girly card using a gorgeous hAnglar & stAnglar image sent to me by the lovely Mandy, thank you Mandy x I have gone all lilac and pretty with this card...


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Supplies:
Image - hAnglar & stAnglar, a candy win from the lovely Mandy x coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Back to Basics II by Dovecraft from Crafty Emma's Store
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Pearls - The Glitter Pot
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Flowers - selection from Crafty Emma's Store and Wild Orchid Crafts and candy win from the lovely Bev x
Charm, buttons & pearl bead string - stash
Stickles - Star Dust (used on flowers)
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Tools - Nestabilities oval & scallop oval