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Tuesday 31 January 2012

Bingo time at Creative Craft Challenge

Can you believe it's the last day of January already! So that means it's time for another challenge at Creative Craft Challege as usual we have some great sponsors for you
Our challenge this time round is Bingo

I choose to used Brown , Brads & Scallops from the bingo board on  my card.  I have of course used a fab image from Kenny K, now I love these images but they do frighten me somewhat not sure my colouring is really up to standard for these but having said that I really pleased with this card. The image is called remote control and reminds me so much of my son, he is terrible always channel hopping, never finishes watching one program. I have coloured him with promarkers as usual. I've used some of the fab new MME Kraft Funday as the base of my card and the reverse side for the star which I cut with my new x cut dies. The strip of paper is from Echo Park's A Boys's Life.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and/or Dies
Kenny K - Off to work we go or No flowers
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - One for the Boys
Sketch & Stash - Free Choice Sketch (Sketch 79)

Monday 30 January 2012

Flower Frenzy at Incy Wincy

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Flower Frenzy and we are sponsored by the lovely 

I have used this gorgeous silhouette called Little Trumpeter printed directly onto some MME Bloom & Grow DP. The rest of the papers are also from the Bloom & Grow pad, I've used a daisy border punch down the right hand side. The flowers are punched from DP with a Woodware flower punch and finished with little pearls.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - Flowers
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Crazy for Challenges - Layer It On

Sunday 29 January 2012

Resist technique card

This is the second card from Saturdays Craft class, now any of you who follow my blog will know this is not my usual style but Sarah has got some new Hero Arts stamps in and asked me if I would have a go with the Hello Flower one  so here is the first one. I have used a resist technique on this card so have stamped the image with Versamark  and then heat embosses with blue pearl embossing powder. Once the powder has set I have inked over the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink, the ink only takes to the card beneath the embossing. I have then keep the card nice and simple matting and layering onto some navy and teal card and finishing off with a Prima blue gem in the centre of the flower.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Drunken Stampers - Use something new (new stamp)
My Sherri Crafts - New Things ( new stamp)

Saturday 28 January 2012

Mens cards

This morning I taught my first card class for S J Crafts, we made 2 cards these are the male cards that we did.
  I've use some little Inkadinkado stamps coloured them with promarkers & flexmarkers. On the shell of the tortoise  and the lizards spots I've used glossy accents to make it shiny.
The DP is Echo Park A Boy's Life on both cards with a base of Kraft card. I used a black gel pen to add some faux stitching and finished the card of with some card candy.

I'll be back tomorrow to show you the other card we made. Couple of quick reminders before I go our first challenge is still open on the S J Crafts Blog the theme this month is a nice easy one of Happy so something that makes you happy, a Happy Birthday/Anniversary card and there is a fab prize of £10 to spend in the shop if you are our winner and don't forget if you spend £20 in Sarah's shop you get free postage.

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:
Just Inpirational - Colours
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Striped paper ( 2nd card)
Sweet Stampin - Lets see those animals
One Stop Craft Challenge - Stitching faux or real
Papertake Weekly - Happy Highlights ( I've used glossy accents on the tortoise shell and the lizards spots)

Thursday 26 January 2012

Guest Designer at MAWTT

I got a lovely email from Hazel last week asking me to be Guest Designer at MAWTT for the next month, of course I said yes. So this is my first card for them, this weeks challenge is Blooming Marvelous and they are sponsored by Bunny Zoes Crafts.
I have used some gorgeous First Edition papers for this card these ones are from the Isabelle pad, my image is a Belle's n Whistles stamp which I'm ashamed to say is the fir time it has been inked up. I have coloured her with promarkers and flexmarkers. My flowers have been coloured to match the papers. I've added some seam binding along the bottom of the card and tied a bow finished with a gem brad.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Shelly's Images - Text Me
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo inspiration

Monday 23 January 2012


This is the first of the 3 cards I need to make for Rhys's birthday at the beginning of next month, I'm so pleased with this card I love it for once it has turned out how I imagined it to. The image is from The Paper Shelter and is called Cockatoo Rules!, I have coloured him with my promarkers. The papers are some that I've had for a while but not got round to using they are MME Lime Twist Out Of The Blue I have matted them onto some dark grey card. I've used another piece of the cotton tape thats again been in my stash ages unused this time its a dark grey colour. The arror was cut by hand from some red card stock and the letters were cut on my cuttlebug. The sentiment and card blank are both from Craftwork Cards. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Something for the Boys
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Card
Hooked On Crafts - Something Bright
Cards for Men - Boys and Their Toys

Anything But A Card at Incy Wincy

This weeks challenge at Incy wincy is Anything But A Card and we are sponsored by
I have made a cute little notebook for my hand bag using this fab teddy image. The papers are some old ones from MME matted onto dark grey cardstock and edges with some stickles. I've coloured the teddy with my promarkers and added some glitter and glossy accents to his heart.

Thursday 19 January 2012

S J Crafts 1st Challenge!!!!!

Today marks the first challenge at S J Crafts it's an easy peasy one this month the theme is "Happy" with an optional extra of using a punch.
 so this could be a Happy New Year layout, or take a photo of something that makes you happy and scrap it, use the title "Happiness is .... " or maybe a "Happy Birthday" card a "Happy Anniversary" card or a stamped image that portrays happiness .... or anything else that "Happy" inspires you to create.
The "added extra" this month is "use a punch" ... so this could be a border punch or a regular punch, it's up to you!
Closing date for entries is: 15th February at 1pm.

One random entry will win a £10 voucher to spend in the S J Crafts Shop !!!
For my card I have used paper from MME Breeze patterned paper,  matted onto some Kraft cardstock, I used the fab image from Digi Doodle Shop coloured with promarkers and layered onto some oval's cut with my nesties. I've turned the top corner down and fastened it with a brown brad to add a bit of interest. I used some cotton tape ribbon in orange to match my image across the middle of my card layered on too yet more Kraft card which has been punched with my  Martha Stewart arch lattice punch. The top part of the sentiment is printed onto some Kraft and then cut out and the bottom sentiment was printed directly onto the patterened paper.
I hope to see some of you over there don't forget you can win a £10 voucher if your picked as our random winner.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Year of the Dragon or your Chinese Zodiac animal ( I was born in the year of the dragon)
Moving Along With The Times - Things with wings
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Year of the Dragon
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Time for a new challenge at Creative Craft Challenge

 It's time for a new challenge at Creative Craft Challenge a nice easy one this time round as it's not my teams turn I haven't got a card to share with you so have copied the deets from the challenge blog for you.
Our new theme is all about...............The colour BLUE...

so let blue be your guide, lets see lots of it in your creation and remember you can make anything not just cards!!!

We are being sponsored by 2 fabulous sponsors for this theme and they are......

papermakeup digi stamps

And the stamping boutique

The no 1 winner of our top 3 will be offered a 1 challenge GDT position
We hope to see lots of you joining in with this nice easy challenge,if you use a papermakup or stamping boutique image we shall enter you an extra time into the draw

Monday 16 January 2012

Bold & Bright at Incy Wincy

Gosh it's turned so cold here this week, I really hate the cold just want to stay wrapped up in bed all the time anyway onto this weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Bold & Bright, we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs this week . I have used Back to School Britney on my card, she is as usual coloured with promarkers, I added some faux stitching around the image panel with a black gel pen and some silver peeloff stars. The papers are digi ones from Summertime Designs, I've teamed them with some lovely bright red card, ribbon and gems to make the card pop. The sentiment tag is from Craftwork cards to which I added a peeloff silver star.

Don't forget to stop by the challenge blog and see all the DT's cards so much inspiration there for you.

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

Sassy Studio Designs - Celebrations
My Mum's Craft Shop - Here Comes The Girls
Moving Along With The Times - Spots and or Stripes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots & Ribbon

Monday 9 January 2012

Vintage at Incy Wincy

 This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Vintage and we are sponsored by Stamping Dragon Designs
I decided to recover a diary for my hubby to use, I suppose I should have taken before photos but I forgot. I created this faux leather look by embossing some brown card with the mesh texture cuttlebug embossing folder and then random inking over it with brushed corduroy distress ink. Once that was done I covered the who sheet with vesramark ink and clear embossing powder and heated with a heat gun I love the results.

I have used this fab image of Rupert in his card which I coloured in Sepia tones with my promarkers, I then fussy cut him and mounted him onto a nestie cut shape from some MME paper, I used a promarker to edge the shape. Stuck some peeloff numbers under the image and covered the whole lot with glossy accents.

I would like to enter my diary into the following challenges:
Stamp & Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - No Floral Embellishments
Oh La La Creations - New Beginnings ( Hope a diary for the new year counts)
Pollycraft - Anything But A Card
Crafty Creations - Heat Embossing
Dude Time Doodles - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Magical Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Mythical Creatures

Saturday 7 January 2012

One I forgot

Found this card that I had forgot to blog from the beginning of December, Aimee had another birthday party to go to and placed an order for another card lol and for a 6 year old she's very specific about what she wants on her friends card bless her so this one had to be purple, with the bear that I used on her card which was to be coloured white ( we comprimised on the bear being grey) and some sparkle.
Tha papers are from Dovecrafts Back to Basics 2 pack matted onto some purple cardstock. The image is the cute Bea from Teddy Bo coloured with promarkers. I've used glamour dust on the wand and the wings for sparkle.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fairy Fun Fridays - Things with Sparkly Wings
Just Inspirational Challenges - Inspirational Photo (Colour/magical theme)
2 Sisters Challenge - Things with wings
Challenge Up Your Life - Bingo ( purple/diecuts/sparkle)

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Whats Your Resolution at Creative Craft Challenge

Over at Creative Craft Challenge our first challenge of the year is Whats Your Resolution as always we have some great sponsors for you Love to Stamp, Crafty Ribbons &Bugaboo.
I have used this fab Stella image from Bugaboo to represent my resolution which is to not get so stressed about work. I have coloured the image with promarkers adding touches of glossy accents to the mugs and her glasses. The image is mounted on some silver card and then onto a black scalloped square from Craftwork Cards. I've added som tiny black & white buttons down the side from Papermania. 

Monday 2 January 2012

Anything Goes at Incy Wincy

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is a nice easy one to start the new year off Anything Goes and we are sponsored by our very own Nikki with her digi stamp company
 Limited Runs Digital Stamps

I have used this fab image called Sally Stitches, she is coloured with promarkers and I added a tiny bit of glossy accents to the skull on the cake. The purple paper is one I downloaded a while ago as a freebie I have highlighted the word love with glossy accents. The black is a scrap of basic grey from my scraps drawer. I've added a couple of black dewdrops around the oval, all the edges have been distressed with my distressing tool.

I wanted to add something to the corner but didn't have a black metal corner so I have used a copper coloured one sanded down with some sandpaper and then heat embossed it with black glittery embossing powder, I'm really pleased with the way this came out. i added a quick flower to the card I cut two circles one from black and one from purple distressed the edges and then scrunched them up and added a black gem brad to the centre.

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