Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A dino for my dad

I spotted this incredibly cute dinosaur in the freebie section of the fab DigiStamp Boutique site this month and had to download and colour him in straight away. I've made this birthday card for my dad from my boys (hope my dad will not be offended at having a dinosaur on his card!). I used some gorgeous lime green spotty paper by Echo Park...


Supplies:
Image - Cute Dino from Digistamp Boutique coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Metropolitan Dots & Stripes by Echo Park
Buttons - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Tools - Circle & scallop circle Nesties, Martha Stewart zig-zag embossing punch

Monday, 30 May 2011

A Couple of Kiddie Cards...

My boys had parties to go to on Satruday and I needed to make cards for a 4 year old girl and 7 year old boy. I have a lil look at Pollycraft and found some gorgeous images for children there.

This is my first card, I have actually made 3 of these cards for 3 different children as I love the image and think it's perfect for a girly card...


Supplies:
Image - Mermaid from the 'Enchant & Explore' Swings and Slides set at Pollycraft
Papers - Hideaway by First Edition from Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiment - generated on pc
Ribbon - Seam binding from Crafty Ribbons
Buttons - Dovecraft from Crafty Emma's Store
Tools - Oval & scallop oval Nesties, Spellbinders ribbon tag

Onto card number 2, this is another Pollycraft image, I think he is so cute...


Supplies:
Image - Wizard from the 'Enchant & Explore' Swings and Slides set at Pollycraft
Papers - Metropolitan Dots & Stripes pad by Echo Park
Sentiment - generated on pc
Ribbon - stash
Buttons - Basic Grey
Twine - Crafty Emma's Store
Tools - Oval & scallop oval Nesties

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Something for the men...


It's time for challenge number 21 at CYDA, our theme this time is 'Father's Day/ Special Man' and has been chosen by ME! With Father's Day fast approaching this should be a good challenge to get you cracking on your cards and gifts for the special man/men in your lives.

Our challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $10 voucher to spend at their 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 used a super special digital image called Vintage Ronnie. Ronnie was designed by Paula at Pollycraft and is being sold to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which is a charity close to the heart of Emma Wood aka Crafty Emma. Ronnie costs a mere £1.50 and can be purchased from Pollycraft here or from Crafty Emma's Store here. I have gone quite bold with the colours on this card, hope my dad likes it ;-)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Boy Oh Boy
Do It With Digis - It's All About The Boys
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Special Occasions
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Animals
Passion for Promarkers - All The 2's (2 colours, 2 papers, 2 ribbons)
Samuel Taylors - For a Man/Boy
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dog

Supplies:
Image - Vintage Ronnie designed by Paula at Pollycraft coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - generated on pc
Papers - Metropolitan Dots & Stripes by Echo Park from The Glitterpot
Ribbons - stash
Button - Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn
Tools - Labels One Nestie, Spellbinders label die, Martha Stewart zig-zag punch

Monday, 23 May 2011

We're going paperless at Cards for Men!

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cards for Men and we have a fab theme for you - 'No Paper' (i.e. no designer paper). I know what you're thinking, I freaked at first but then calmed down and had a think! (n.b. card must be for a male).

Our sponsor this time is the fab store Kenny K. They are offering prizes to 3 lucky winners - 1st Prize - 3 digis, 2nd Prize - 2 digis & 3rd prize - 1 digi!!!


"I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations. Take a look here to see their journey".

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 fabulous digi image by Kenny K called Cool Kid (what else?), you can purchase him here. I decided to go quite bold with my colours as they suit the image so well and minimalistic with the embellies...


Supplies:
Image - Cool Kid by Kenny K coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Kaisercraft rub-on
Cardstock - Bazzill
Buttons - Crafty Emma's Store
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Tools - Oval Nestie die, star Cuttlebug dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folder, scissors for distressing, Martha Stewart photo corner punch

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Quick card time!

I made this card in a real rush as I had forgotten someone's birthday, oops :-( The image is a freebie Pink Petticoat stamp with a magazine. I have made a small card using one of the on the edge card blanks from Craftwork Cards, so adds detail without me having to do anything ;-)



Supplies:
Image - by Pink Petticoat free with a magazine coloured with Promarkers
Paper - Tickled Pink by MME
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Pearl - stash
Ribbon - stash
Flower die cut - from the Sugar & Spice Decoupage/Paper pack by Dovecraft from Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiment - retired from Elzybells
Tools - deckle edge rectangle Nestie

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A little box

I haven't made anything other than cards for ages so thought I'd make a box for some jewelry for a friend's birthday. I followed the instructions of this tutorial, I love the shape of this box, very elegant. I used some of my new Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers...



Supplies:
Papers - Gabrielle by Bo Bunny from The Glitterpot
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store and Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - stash
Lace - Cuddly Buddly
Pearls - Basic Grey
Cardstock - Bazzill kraft
Tools - Martha Stewart scoreboard, Nesties Labels One

Saturday, 14 May 2011

We're up to challenge 20 at Craft Your Days Away!!!

Sooooo, it's time for challenge number 20 at CYDA, the challenges are just flying by! We have a fabulous challenge for you chosen by my lovely teamie Lesley, our theme this time is 'White Plus One Colour' so loads of scope ;-)

Our challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Heart Song Designs. 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 used a super cute Heart Song Designs image called Cupcake Tier. I have chosen to use the colour pink alongside the white and coloured the image using only 3 shades of pink to give a CAS look. Hope you like it...


Supplies:
Image - Cupcake Tier by Heart Song Designs coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Wild Rose Studio (found this lurking in my paper stash)
Embossed white card - Craftwork Cards
Sentiment -generated on pc
Ribbon - gift from my lovely friend Jennie x
Heart shape - gift from my lovely friend Karen x, I coloured the shape pink and made some holes to turn into into a faux button
Thread - White embroidery thread by DMC
Buttons - stash
Tools - paper piercer, scissors for distressing, Deckle Edge Rectangle Nestabilities, Nellie Snellen Doily Die

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Simple Paper Piecing

Here are some more of the pretty oriental images from Digistamp Boutique, this is Kishi and Sachi. I have paper pieced the dresses and used some gorgeous papers...



Supplies:
Papers - Basic Grey Hopscotch (top card) & MME Tickled Pink (bottom card)
Images - Cute Oriental Characters from DigiStamp Boutique, coloured with Promarkers and dresses have been paper pieced
Sentiments - generated on pc
Ribbons - stash
Pearls - stash
Buttons - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Flowers - stash and Crafty Emma's Store
Tools - Deckle Edge Rectangle Nestabilities, scissors for distressing

Monday, 9 May 2011

A Special Card for a Special Lady

It's my mum's birthday on Friday and this is her card. I've used one of my fave Tildas and I have the mini version of this also so have used that one on the inside. I spied the most gorgeous Bo Bunny papers at the Glitterpot and knew I wanted to use them for my mum's birthday card. I have paper pieced Tilda's dress. I love the cream, brown and teal shades...


Supplies:
Papers - Gabrielle by Bo Bunny from The Glitterpot
Images - Tilda with a Small Gift from The Glitterpot
Flowers/leaves - selection from Wild Orchid Crafts and Crafty Emma's Store
Paper Lace - K&Co coloured with a Promarker
Ribbon - gift from Jennie, thank you lovely x
Tickets - Tim Holtz
Pearls - Basic Grey
Pins - Quixotic Paperie
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Tools - Deckle Edge Oval Nestabilities, Doily Nellie Snellen die, Martha Stewart butterfly stamp, scissors for distressing, Glamour Dust

For Someone Special at Cards for Men

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

Our sponsor this time is the fab store Digital Delights . They are offering one lucky winner 3 digital stamps of their choice.

"Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide variety of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7".

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 Digital Delights called Celebration Charlie, you can purchase him here. I am embarrassed to say I have used my fave papers of the moment yet again so we have another orange/aqua combo. I printed Charlie twice so I could decoupage the front balloon and also printed him smaller so I could add him to the inside of the card...

I decorated the inside to complement the front...


Supplies:
Image - Celebration Charlie by Digital Delights coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - generated on pc
Papers - Whiff of Joy
Cardstock - Bazzill kraft
Buttons - Ladybug Crafts Inc
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Tools - Circle& scallop circles Nestabilities, star Cuttlebug dies

Thursday, 5 May 2011

An Oriental Card

The challenge at Allsorts this week is Oriental, I don't have much oriental themed stash but happened to find a set of gorgeous images at DigiStamp Boutique and I had to have them. This card has been made with Hana and her dress has been paper pieced. Expect to see some more of these lil beauties ;-)



Supplies:
Image - Hana from the Cute Oriental Characters set by DigiStamp Boutique, dress paper pieced and coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Curio by Basic Grey
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store
Pearls & pins - stash
Netting & Ribbons - stash
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Tools - Deckle Edged Oval Nestabilities

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

An Altered Book

My eldest son Jack is going bowling with the Northampton Saints rugby team tomorrow night, whoo hoo, and I am going too, double whoo hoo!!! I have made him this simple little autograph book using a kraft notebook from Paperchase and a fab rugby image from DigiStamp Boutique that I have coloured in the Saints kit colours. If he is too embarrassed to ask the players to sign then I will :-)


I would like to enter my book into the following challenges:
Supplies:
Kraft notebook - Paperchase
Image - Rugby Justin from DigiStamp Boutique coloured with Promarkers
Cardstock - Core'dinations Whitewash (I used the coloured reverse)
Button - Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Tools - Deckle Edge Rectangle Nestabilities, Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder

A Simple Sketch

I don't often take part in sketch challenges but I do like them. Caroline on MSE challenged us to use this sketch:

I came up with the cards below, nice easy ones using Lili of the Valley die cuts...


I would like to enter the card above into the following challenges:
Caroline's Sketch Challenge on MSE (I've changed the orientation of the pearls)
CES - Inspirational Picture
Cupcake Craft - Something Beginning with C (cake!)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
By The Cute & Girly - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Anything Goes

I liked the sketch so much I made another quick card...


Supplies:
Card blanks - Craftwork Cards
Images - Lili of the Valley
Papers - MME & Prima
Cardstock - stash
Baker's Twine - Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiments - Craftwork Cards
Pearls - The Glitterpot

Monday, 2 May 2011

Bugaboo Has a New Look and A new Store !!!

Jodie has worked so hard to get the new store up and running. She has worked many late nights to get this done and She Did it!!! We now present the new and improved new Bugaboo Store! Before you run to check it out we have some important info to share with you!

The link to the new store link is http://bugaboostamps.3dcartstores.com/

Please note this will change back to the Bugaboo address in a few days we will alert you when this happens and remind you to change your links. We apologize for this minor inconvenience but trust me with the new store it is worth it!

First off for the month of May everything is 50 % off! So now is a great time to stock up. With the grand re-opening of the store we are offering up some wonderful prize packages for our loyal followers! You could be the winner of a $10 Gift Certificate, a $20 Gift Certificate, or you could be the lucky winner who gets 7 free images every month for the rest of 2011! That means you could be one of the lucky 8 winners!

To add to the excitement Jodie had just told me that every order placed in May will have their name placed in the pot for a chance to win one of five $20 gift certificates that she will be giving away at the end of the month!