Thursday, 30 June 2011

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 109 - Gardening

 This weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge is gardening, we have two fab sponsors for you this week first up is The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs who are offering a prize of 3 images from their shop of the winner's choice.
Our second sponsor this challenge is Crimson Cloud. They are offering 3 diecut packs of the winner's choice from their shop.

I have made a little hanging plaque  from a beer mat for my FIL birthday, I have used Albert Diggin from Crafty Pad , I coloured him with promarkers. The DP is from Papermania Secret Garden pad.The quote I found on the internet and printed directly on to the paper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
PaperPlay Challenge - Anything but a card
Scrap Creations - Anything but a card

Monday, 27 June 2011

Incy Wincy Designs - 100th Challenge BLOG HOP!


Welcome to Incy Wincy Designs 100th challenge!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are having a blog hop with TONS of prizes!!!

All you need to do is hop to EACH Design Team member’s blogs LEAVE A COMMENT AND enter into our challenge. That's it, easy eh?? Our challenge this week is.....
We want to see your summertime cards, scrapbook layouts or projects AND we want you to use BLUE as your major colour in your creation!!!!
Here is my creation using Butterfly & Bee from Karen Doodles:

The image is coloured with promarkers and I have decoupages the butterfly and the bee, I have used a sakura stardust pen on the image to give it a little bit of sparkle. The paper is from Bearly Mine Design.


You should have arrived here from JANETS'S blog......if not, please start at the beginning so you don't miss one of the DT blogs!!!! When you get to the end, don't forget to link up with INLINKZ and leave a comment!!!



Are you ready to start celebrating?!?!? Well, get on your hopping shoes because here is the order of the hop: Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!!!



Annette

Chris

Heather

Janet

Jenny <------- YOUR HERE

Katrina

Kelly

Nikki

Nikki F

Renee

Shelley



Thank you so much for hopping with us!!!! Good luck & HAVE FUN!!!!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Sundae bar pick 2 toppings ( Wings & Gems)
Crafty Pad - Bold & Bright or Soft Pastels
Simply Create - Fly With Us
Bearly - Mine Challenge - Summertime
Bows & Berries - Thankyou
Hooked on Craft - show us your flowers
Stamp N Doodle - Animals/ Nature

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Recipe time at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 108

Most of you will know that I have been GDT for C.R.A.F.T Challenge twice and they have asked me to join their DT, so I jumped at the chance. This week is my first challenge as part of their DT, This weeks challenge is a recipe: 1 tag, two circles, 3 squares or rectangles.

We are sponsored this week by  Digital Delights who are offering a fab prize for the winner of 3 images from their shop of choice. I have used  Presley the Pirate from Digital Delights on my card.

The papers are a free download from the Epson site you can find them here. I distressed the edges and inked them with antique linen distress ink. The gold coins are part of the same free kit, I have printed them twice and cut the smaller one out twice so I could de-coupage it, I used a sakura stardust pen to go over the coins to make them sparkle. I used some antique brads to hold the map in place. 
My tag is hidden behind the map, it's very simple just a retangle again distressed and inked with a piece of striped ribbon attached.
Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge and see what the redt of the DT have come up with.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Button challenge at Crafty Ribbons

 I was lucky enough to be picked for the last challenge at Crafty Ribbons blog, this time round we had to use one of the new button boxes for our challenge pieces, I chose the Tutti Frutti colour range. What can I say apart from wow what a great way to buy buttons you get a great range of sizes and styles in each box and the colours all coordinate perfectly with each other.
For my first project I decided to make a clock with buttons instead of numbers. This clock is made from an old cd the hands and mechanisms were bought from ebay. The paper is from DCWV and I have simply stuckk the buttons onto the paper where the numbers should be.

For my second project I decided to make a button hairband. With a length of elastic I measured around Aimee's head to get the right size sewed it together to make a circle, then I cut some flowers out of felt I used my Tim Holtz tattered flowers die for this and layered them up with a button for the centre of the flower. I then positioned the flower slightly to one side of the elastic circle and sewed it on. Next I sewed some buttons around the elastic so they went down tojust below Aimee's ears.
 Here's a photo of Aimee wearing the hairband and her new dress that I made for her over Easter, the colours in the fabric match perfectly with the colours of the buttons.
 Another photo of my little model thisis the one I made for her to keep.
And last photo this is the one I sent of to Ali at Crafty Ribbons basicly the same design just slightly more pastel colours.
I have to say even after making these projects I still have loads of buttons left over.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Creative Craft Challenge Make Your Backing Paper

 Time for a new challenge at Creative Craft Challenge, lets hope this one stays put ( for those of you not in the know all our posts on the challenge blog disappeared back to last year). This time we want you to make your own Background paper, this could be a stamped background, embossed background, inked. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
As usual we have some fab sponsors for you this time.



Who are offering these fab stamps as a prize for our winner





Card recipe ~
Background paper ~ Twirly stamp from Rainbow Studio ~ coloured with promarkers and the centres of the flowers have stickles on.
Image ~ Some Odd Girl ~ Flower Kaylee ~ coloured with promarkers
Punched Border ~ X Cut punch
Ribbon ~ Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Truly Scumptious - Sketch
Bearly Mine Challenge - Summer is here
A Spoonful of Sugar - Ribbons & Bows
Anything Goes - Here Come's Summer
Papertake Weekly - Here Come's The Sun
Top Tip Tuesday - Cross It
Some Odd Girl - All White or Kraft with 2 pops of color

Monday, 20 June 2011

Incy Wincy Challenge 99 ~ Netty's sketch

This week at Incy Wincy we have a sketch challenge for you, our very own Netty has come up with this fab sketch for you to work from.


We are sponsored this week by the fab Sassy Studios Designs who are offering the winner  4 images of their choice.
Card Recipe ~
Paper ~ Craftwork Cards
Image ~ Sassy Studio Designs ~ Victorian ~ coloured with promarkers
Sentiment ~  Personal Impressions stamp
Flowers ~ from stash with a gem added to the centre
Other ~ Silver lace from stash
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends - Birthday
Sassy Studios - Glam it up


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Last Fathers Day Card

This is my card for my dad for Fathers Day the image reminds me of my childhood as we were forevering going out for a drive, with our dogs with their heads hanging out of the windows. These drives  would normally turn into a mystery tour where Dad would get to a junction and I would have to tell him whether to go right or left, we always ended up somewhere great.

Card recipe ~
Papers ~ Basic Grey ~ Life of the Party
Image ~ Bugaboo Stamps ~Summer Dog Car ~ coloured with promarkers
Sentiment ~ printed on computer
Other ~ Brads ~ American Crafts

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug ~ It's A Mans World
Paper Creators Crafts ~ For the Men
Craft Us Crazy ~ Fathers Day

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Fathers Day Card for FIL

A quick card for Father's day I boo booed and thought I still had another week to make cards so had to rustle this one up a bit quick luckly I only need to make 2 this year as I already had some cards made up which I will be able to use. All I need to do now is get to the post office was going to go after I picked Aimee up from school but it was pouring with rain here so decided it could wait till tomorrow.

Card Recipe ~
Paper ~ MME Wild Asparagus
Sentiment ~ done on my pc
Other ~ Promarkers, Stickles, nesties, brad from American Crafts

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge;
Rainbow Lady Challenge Blog ~ I am Sailing

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Thinking of you Card

One of the lovely ladies on MSE has had some sad news so Rusty thought it would be nice for us to make some cards so she know that we are all thinking of her at this difficult time. I have used the recipe that OAP gave us for the latest MSE challenge, which was Take 1 square card add 2 patterned papers, 1 plain paper, 1 flower, 1 length of lace or ribbon( hope rik rak counts as ribbon), 1 Focal point. Image/Quote / Topper.
 Card recipe ~
Image - Pergamano Fairy coloured with promarkers and silver sakura pen.
Paper ~ Basic Grey marjolaine.
Flower ~ made from Basic Grey papers cut with scalloped circle nesties, scrunched up and held together with a silver brad which I have had for ages.
Sentiment ~ Personal Impressions
Other ~ Rik Rak not sure where this is from as again has been in my stash for ages.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday ~ Die cut flowers
Creative Belli Blog ~ Branches
Bunny Zoe Crafts ~ Fairies
Craft Your Passion ~ It's Magical

Monday, 13 June 2011

Incy Wincy Challenge 98

This week at Incy Wincy our challenge is to make a Fathers Day/ Masculine card/project. We have a fab sponsor for you again this week, it's are very own Nikki, with her shop Limited Runs, she has some super cute digi's over there and gives away  a freebie every Friday to. This month there is a special promo of buy 4 digi's for Only $5.00 so you save $3.00 for every 4 Digi's you pick WHAT A DEAL.


I choose to make a get well card for a friend who unfortunatly had a stroke, now I know a rooster is a funny choice for a get well card but there is a reason for it. This particular friend keeps chickens in his backgarden and often brings Aimee fresh eggs to eat.

Card recipe ~
Paper - Basic Grey
Sentiment- Personal Impressions Stamp
Brads - from my stash.
Tools - Corner Chomper

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




Sunday, 12 June 2011

Wedding Card

Shannon's friend Mum & Dad got married on Saturday and she was invited to the wedding so I rustled her up a quick card to take with her on Friday night, nothing like leaving it to the last minute! I keep it simple with just white pearlised card , an embossing folder and a doily die plus a few pearls.

I love the look of an easel card but find them very hard to take a decent photo of, this one was even worse as it was all white.


Card Recipe ~
Cardstock - White pearlised from The Range
Image - Pollycraft - Cuthbert & Kikki - Wedding
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Pearls - Ebay
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Tools - Corner chomper, Cuttlebug, Doily Die, Divine Swirls embossing folder

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pollycraft - Love & Marriage
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - No Backing Papers
Pattie's Creations Challenge - Wedding/ Fathers Day
Sweet Stamps - Wedding