Thursday, 31 March 2011

My last GDT at Digi Doodle Shop

 Can you believe it's the end of the month already, it's my last week as GDT at Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge, I have to say i have had a blast working with these images, thank you so much ladies for having me. This week the challenge is Happy Birthday. I have used Fairy 1 from the shop coloured with promarkers, with some glamour dust around the wings. The paper was a free download from BearlyMine i have distressed the edges and then glittered them with stickles. The flowers are from my stash and again have been stickles so they sparkle.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky - Shabby Chic
Gingerloft Challenge - Die cuts & or punches ( circles & swirls are diecuts and buttefly is a punch)
CES Challenge - Die cuts ( circles & swirls are diecuts )
One Stop Craft Challenge - Angels & Fairies

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Last Mothers Day Bits

 I managed to finish up the last of my mothers day cards today and the little gifts I'm sending with them. I have used a Sarah kay image on this card which has been coloured with promarkers. The papers are Basic Grey and all the edges have been distressed. The sentiment was printed directly on to the paper and was a freebie from My Grafico it should have a rose to the side of that but I took that part off. The butterfly is an x cut punch, I've cut one in pink paper and the stuck a second one cut from pink vellum on top. The large flower is made up of Prime eline flowers which have been coloured with promarkers and fixed together with a pearl brad and the smaller flower is a cherry blossom which again I have coloured, I removed the stamen from the middle and put another brad in so it matched.
 I made these little gifts to send with the cards, they are beer mats that I have covered with DCWV paper and then added a little poem. I've used papermania buttons to make the heart on the first one and used some flowers to decorate the second one.

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Domi's sketch


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bookmarks

 Well another fortnight has passed and it's time for a new challenge at Creative Craft challenge this time we want you to make a bookmark, the DT have come upwith some fab ones to give you some inspirations and we have some great sponsors for you Crafty Ribbon's, Little Claires and Bugaboo stamps are all offering prizes for our winners.
I have made a very simple bookmark with some black and purple card I have used my swiss dots embossing folder on the purple to add some texture. The cute monkey was a freebie some time ago from Bugaboo stamps and has been coloured with promarkers. The flower has been made from scallopped circles cut to look like petals, the plastic bit I stole off a card some one sent to me so not sure where it is from, I then added a black gem brad to the middle and some purple ribbon behind the flower.
I hope you will join us this week as it's my turn topick the top 3 so I will be visiting all your blogs to see what delights you come up with.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sparkle & Shine at Incy Wincy

This week at Incy Wincy our challenge is Sparkle & Shine, we are sponsored this week by Heart Song Designs who are offering the winner a choice of 3 digis from their shop.


I have used the cute butterfly bear on my card I have coloured him with promarkers adding some stickles to the butterfly's wings. The base of the card is made with Coredinations white wash card which has been embossed with a crafts too embossing folder I have then gently sanded the embossing to allow the coloured core to show through. I've added a panel of Kraft paper from Craftworkcards which has silver swirls & butterflys on it.

I've used Netty's mothers day sentiment again, although this time I have covered the centre with a circle of card and stuck a butterfly gem on it.

The bow has been made with some organza ribbon and then tied with my mini bow easy and another butterfly addded to the centre. Then for some added sparkle I have used stickles around all the edges.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Grin & Bear it
Sentimental Sundays - Cute & Cuddly

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Ribbons & Bows at Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge

 This week challenge at Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge is RIBBONS & BOWS. The papers are from Pink Petticoat and the silver is a sticky backed glitter film that I bought from Hobby Craft 



 I have used this cute baby girl image on my card she is coloured with promarkers. I'm not sure why in this photo the skin colours don't look like they are blended very well in real life they look fine.



 I have added some flowers to this corner which I got from Mulberry Crafts Uk,the cherry blossom has been coloured with a promarker to match, the gem stems came from Hobbycraft wedding section.
 This sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe and has been printed on some of the Pink Petticoat paper.

I have cut some more of the pink paper into a strip and then punched both side with my fiskers threading water border punch. I have threading thin silver ribbon through the hols and the layed a piece of organza ribbon that has been coloured to match with a promarker up the middle and finshed with a bow at the top with this cute charm that I found at the bottom of my box.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Catch the Bug Challenge - Baby
The Crafty Pad - Use a Digi
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - New Baby

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Mothers day card

Well this is the first mothers day card I have made this year,lets hope the others don't take as long as this one did it took me over 4 hours to do I just couldn't find any papers to use and so have decided that I need to buy some new ones so let me know what your favourite papers are at the moment. The stamp is of course a Lili of the Valley one which I have coloured with promarkers &  I've added some pearlsto the centre of the flowers . The papers are some free digi ones that I downloaded an age ago from Digital Divas. I've embossed the yellow with my divine swirls folder and used an x-cut border punch on the blue. The sentiment is a freebie from the lovely Netty. The yellow flowers are papermania ones which have been coloured to match, then I've added a blue splat to the middle of each and a little pearl  flower.

I would liketo enter this card into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley -  Bev's Sketch
Bearly Mine Challenge - Mothers Day
Die Cut Dreams - Mothers Day
Oh La La Creations - Mothers Day

Monday, 21 March 2011

Embossing at Incy Wincy

This week at Incy Wincy our challenge is EMBOSSING ( dry or heat ) and we are sponsored by the fab Stitchy Bear Stamps.

They are offering the winner

Stitchy very kindly gave the DT some images & papers to use, I have used Spotty Dotty Monster by Hope Jacare and the papers are from Panda Bear Designs Ocean Blue Paper Pack 1.

I have coloured the image with promarkers and heat embossed the eyes with clear gloss, I have mounted him on foam pads and layered him onto a circle that has been embossed with swiss dots folder. The sentiment is one I did on the computer and then I have added some clear buttons as embellishments.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss -  Button It
Paper Sundaes - Embossing
One Stitch At A Time - One for the Boys

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Under the sea

I've made this card for Aimee to take to a party this afternoon, I decided to use a mermaid but couldn't find one in my stamps so I searched for mermaid stamps and found this fab set from Fred She Said it comes with the mermaid Emma and loads of accessories stamps, sea weed, fish, crab, seahorse, shells etc and a background stamp. Whilst I was searching I found a fab example of a card made with acetate to look like the water and have based my card around that idea. ( I was going to add the link but forgotto bookmark it and can't find it now).

 I have coloured all the images with promarkers adding stickles for some sparkle. There is 3 layers to the front of the card, on the bottom layer I have used some blue digi paper that looks a bit like water and then some yellow card which I have embossed with my divine swirls folder for the sand I have added a fish with some balloons, a star fish and a shell, the next layer is some acetate cut with a scallopped edge which I have stickled, a bit more sand at the bottom an.d some sea weed on the sides hide the foam pads that raise it up. Next is the mermaid and another piece of acetate again I put sand at the bottom and sea weed on the sides so  I could hide the foam pads
 The base of the easel card is some navy card again embossed with the divine swirls folder with some of the blue digi paper. I added the name of the birthday girl in silver mirri card the letters were cut on my cuttlebug, a little sea horse and the stopper is a scallopped circle cut with nesties and a die cut number 8 which I got on ebay.
I would like to enter this card intothe following challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - use a number
Creative Inspirations - Easel cards
Paper Cutz- Your choice
Paper Play Challenge - Embossing
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge - It's a magical world ( hope a mermaid counts as magical)
Paper Sundaes - Embossing

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shops Best challenge

A different shape card from me this week for the challenge at Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge which is an anything goes challenge. I choose this fab image to work with called Happy Birthday Cupcakes. I have coloured them with my promarkers adding some glamour dust to the letters and some woodware fluffy stuff for the icing. The papers are digi ones from Pink Petticoat. I've added a piece of white ricrac to the top and bottom of the card along with a card candy which has been coloured to match.

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


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Lacey Lovelies at Creative Craft Challenge

This time at Creative Craft Challenge our challenge is Lacey Lovelies and we have 3 fab sponsors for you, Robyns Fetish, Imag'e'nation and Create with TLC. I have 2 cards to show you today the first one is using the fab kitty play image from Robyn's Fetish.



I have coloured the image with promarkers and mounted it on a doily, the DP is from Pink Petticoat and I have used an x-cut border punch along the side and across the border, I have added some ribbon which has been coloured to match.

This second card uses an image and sentiment from Create with TLC, I've kept this one really clean and simple although in reality it took me longer than the first one as my printer decided to throw a hissy fit and locked my computer up completley. I have coloured the image with promarkers and adding so heat embossing to the balloon.to make it shine. I have then mounted the image onto a lacy die cut square in yellow.


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

and the second card into the following challenges;

Monday, 14 March 2011

One for the Boys

This week at Incy Wincy our challenge is One For The Boys and we are sponsoored by ATTCC who are offering the winner  $10 to spend in store.
The papers are digi ones the gingham and plain are from Pink Petticoat and the writing one I'm not sure where that is from. I've used my zig zag punxh to creat a border and my new Nellie dies to cut the white circle. I've added a little stickles around the large circle to give the card a little sparkle. The pearl stars I got in the sale from Dulhem Mill after Christmas.


I have used this Baby image from ATTCC and coloured him with promarkers. The tag is cut with a fiskers  punch and stamped with a sentiment stamp, I have tied a little piece of ribbon to it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Baby Blue
The Creative Cottage - Tag your it
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Welcome Little One

Thursday, 10 March 2011

GDT at Digi Doodle Shops Best

Well how fast has the last week gone by? here I am wih my 2nd card as GDT for Digi Doodle Shops Best this week their challenge is to use Pearls on your project.  I have used their image called Carousel and have made a step card. Here's a photo from the side to show the style better.

The papers I have used are from Zoe Pern and are an old free download, I have used co-ordinating brazill card to layer. The image is coloured with promarkers with a little touch of glamour dust. I have decoupaged the image to bring it to life. It is layers on to shapes cut with my nesties which I have embossed the edges and stuck loads of pearls around. The ribbon is from my local haberdashery shop and coloured to match with a promarker and the sentiment is a daisy & dandylion one.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge - P for pearls
Fab n Funky - make it girly
Creative Card Crew - No flowers