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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Crafts and Me Challenge - 22 February 2012

Over at the Crafts and Me Challenge this week the topic is "shades of spring".  I went to Stamperama and got to meet the lovely Theresa and Tracy and got to have a look at some of the newly released stamps.  I bought two but then Tracy showed me some others on offer so another came home with me - naughty, naughty - but in my defence I thought they'd make nice cards to sell for charity.  I've coloured some of the images but not yet made them into cards yet so you'll have to wait on them but for my card I have used one of the Crafts and Me digital images called "Lady of Opal" by Sara Burrier.
For my card I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, adding some Sakura Stardust clear pen to her hair and wings.  I then used a Spellbinders die and cut out and then inked the edges with a chalk ink pad.  The papers are from Dovecraft and I thought they looked very spring-like.  The card has been finished off with some lace, Studio 112 corner and scroll stickers, bow, Craftwork Cards sentiment, crochet flower made by a friend and a resin flower added to the centre for some dimension.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Shades of spring
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Rainbow - use at least 3 colours
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Punches or die-cuts
Inky Impressions - Bright colours
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use a digital stamp
Delightful Sketches - Use patterned paper
Little Miss Muffet - Fancy or lacy
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Just Some Lines - Girly girls
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Use lace
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi - Easter/spring
Robyn's Fetish - People
Sparkles Forum - Things with wings
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - The land of fantasy
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring time
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - Use 3 or more items on the itinerary - I have used (1), (3), (9) and (10)
Corrosive Challenge - Another dimension
Fairytale Challenge - Spring
Creatalicious Challenge - Lace
For the Love of Crafting - Blooming gorgeousness
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Spring

Special House Mouse Card

I posted my tag last week that I made to go along with my aunt's House Mouse birthday card and it's time for the card itself as it is all finished, posted and hopefully in London now.
I decided to make a concertina card with the pages being 8x8 and it has four sides on each as I couldn't decide what yummy House Mouse decoupage to leave out that I had.  I have used lots of backing papers/card I've had for some time including some from Redhotbed.  All the images have been lovingly cut out and decoupaged with Collall glue gel.  The card in its entirety has been finished off with flowers, twine, ribbon, gems, sentiments and brads.

Here are some close-up photos of these wonderful House Mouse images:
 
 
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Pretties - Punches and/or die-cuts
Cooking it up with Katie - 3 favourite things - decoupage (especially House Mouse decoupage), ribbon and flowers 
Papercrafting Journey - Make it cute
Moving Along with the Times - Lots of layers
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Allsorts - It's your choice
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Totally yummy
House Mouse and Friends Challenge - Sugar and spice and everything nice
Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge - Love is in the air - lots of love went into this card for my aunt (due to a family rift I didn't have contact with my aunt for 20+ years.  She's now back in my life and helping me through the difficult loss of my mum)
Crafter's Companion - Anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty - Ribbon and bling

Leaving Job Card

I made a special card for someone leaving at work last week.  I used my Arty Farty template which I bought three years ago and this is only the second time I've used it as I am useless at times just following written instructions.  I see now Arty Farty do pictures to go with the written instructions so that should help - just wish I had them!!!  
The decoupage toppers are from the Flowersoft Wine Buffs CD and I thought this character supping his wine was perfect.  I cut the topper and a matching piece of card with my circle die as I am useless at cutting circles at times.  For the top of the card I used some Tim Holtz glassine paper, inked it with some distress ink pads, scrunched it all up and inked again.  I love the effect and texture this has given to the bottle.  
I personalised the inside with an insert and backing papers from the CD
I made an accompanying box for the bottle to go in.  The stamps I used for the card and also the tissue paper are a See D's "boys and their toys" stamp.  The card has been finished off ribbon, gems and peel-offs.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With the Times - Lots of layers
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Hotshot Crafts - One for the boys
Crafty Catz - Something beginning with B - bottle, box, booze, bow
Sweet Stampin' - It's a man thing
Allsorts - It's your choice
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Manly cards
Pan Pastel - Use a ribbon
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Dream Valley - Just for men
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Non-cute
Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Crafter's Companion - Anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty - Ribbon and bling

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Aud Sentiments Design Team Card - Thursday 16 February 2012 and Thursday 23 February 2012

It is now time for Team B to show you their creations for the current Aud Sentiments challenge.  The challenge is to use the word "happy" and we are being sponsored by:
 (TLC Creations)
and 
(AiFactory)

This was my creation that I showed to you all last week
Please pop on over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog to see the creations for Team B.

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - 23 February 2012

 It is time for another challenge at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.   For this challenge it is in honour of Saint David's Day (Saint David's Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March of each year. The date of 1 March was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David. Many people will wear a daffodil to celebrate Saint David) and the challenge is to use use YELLOW AND GREEN of the colour of the daffodil.
For my card I have used the Crafty Purple Frog pyromage image called Ivy Mermaid and I have also used one of the new Crafty Purple Frog spring background papers which will be released shortly - they are really really yummy!!!  I have just done some simple matting and layering, inking the edges as per normal.  The flowers are all printed from a My Craft Studio Click-Print-Go CD and they've been inked as well.  The image is matted on a Spellbinders scalloped oval and I added some lace for a bit of dimension and interest.  The card is finished off with some peel-off circles for the centres of the flowers, Craftwork Cards sentiment and a ribbon bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts - Ribbons and/or bows
Card making Mamas - Happy birthday
Allsorts - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Lace
Corrosive Challenge - Another dimension
Pile it On - Sending happiness
Incy Wincy - Birthday
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Ooh-la-la Creations - Photo inspiration
Crazy Challenge - Use a die or a punch
Paper Pretties - Use punches or die-cuts
Moving Along With the Times - Lots of layers

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - 14 February 2012

Over at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge the topic this week is "entwined".  When I made my Polka Doodles card yesterday using the Polka Doodles CD Pretty Sweet there were two different sized digital images so I coloured in the smaller image with the same colours and have made her into an A6 card for the Craft for Life Appeal.  All the papers used are from my scraps box and the edges have been distressed by tearing them with an X-cut tearing ruled.  I was given the gold effect ribbon which feels metallic and decided to stitch through it my twine.  It sounds a good idea but I got bog-eyed after a while going "up and down"!!!  I put through a scrap of dog-eared mirri card through an embossing folder.  It's amazing how doing this can bring a piece of card to life again.  I have coloured the image with Promarkers and cut her out so she's sitting across the card.  The card has been finished off with some gems and a Craftwork cards sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Entwined
Digital Tuesday - Use your stash
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Delightful Sketches - Use your scraps
Craft us Crazy - Favourite colour/favourite embellishment - I have used one of my favourite embellishments which is ribbon/twine
Totally Papercrafts - Ribbons and/or bows
Allsorts - Anything goes
2 Sisters - Stitching
Scrapology Monthly Card Challenge - Layers
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi or no image

House Mouse and Friends Challenge - 13 February 2012

Over at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge this fortnight the challenge is "make wishes come true".
I have made this tag to go with my aunt's birthday card.  The card isn't finished as yet but needs to go in the post on Tuesday so I need to get my skates on.  As I don't want to write on the card I've made I've made a separate tag.  I have used a House Mouse image from Joanna Sheen's website called Birthdays.  I have used the House Mouse image of the little mouse that has "pigged out" on too much cake!!!  I have coloured the image with Promarkers, added some Glossy Accents to the icing for some texture and shine and cut around the image.  The small tag has been made with various shades of alcohol inks with the addition of some gold for some shine.  I then made a larger tag from a scrap of card.  I have threaded some seam binding through the small tag for the image to sit on.  The tag has been finished off with some pink/white/blue fibres, gems (as my aunt loves bling), buttons, handmade flower with brad centre and some epoxy stickers, one saying "with love" and one saying "Auntie Happy Birthday".

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Make wishes come true (my aunt wasn't a part of my family for 20+ years due to family difficulties.  Since my mum's death last June she has been a rock and will call 1-2 times a week and has visited three times, so despite it being sad that my mum has died wishes have come true for me as I have my aunt and uncle back in my life again)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - Touchable texture
Passion for Promarkers - Distressing
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Love is in the air
Paper and Such - Love
My Time to Craft - Bring on the cake
Stamp n Doodle - Food/drinks
Simon Says Stamp - Tag it
Truly Scrumptious - All creatures great and small
I Love Promarkers - Nature
Paperplay - Critters
Crafty Ribbons - Paws for thought
Southern Girls - Distressed
Alphabet Challenge - A for animal antics
Pan Pastel - Animals
Let's Ink it Up - Ribbons and/or lace

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Polka Doodles Challenge - 17 February 2012

Over at the Polka Doodles Challenge they have a recipe for us to follow.  It is 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments (it can be 3 of the same embellishment or 3 different embellishments).
For my card I have used a digi stamp from the Polka Doodles Pretty Sweet CD.  I have coloured the image with a mixture of Promarkers and Flexmarkers and cut her out.  She has been sat on a circle cut with an X-cut circle die and another die from Marinannes Designs Creatables.  The two flowery backing papers are from a Pampered Pets paper pad I was given.  I have finished off the card with a Craftwork Cards sentiment and the three embellishments I have chosen are some ribbon, buttons and flowers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Robyn's Fetish - Square card
Crafty Cardmakers - Monochrome Madness
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Sarah Hurley - Die-cuts
Totally Papercrafts - Ribbons and/or bows
Polka Doodles - 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments (ribbon, buttons and flowers for me)
Allsorts - Anything goes
Drunken Stampers - Texture

Friday, 17 February 2012

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 17 February 2012

It's time for another challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers.  This time the challenge is "white-on-white".
I always tend to stay away from challenges with white-on-white (WOW) as the topic but being on the Design Team I couldn't do this!!!  The image I have used is from a Crafty Purple Frog invertage/pyromage sheet entitled Nostalgia.  I used a shaped card blank for a bit more dimension.  I then put through various pieces of white card from my scraps box into a swirl, brick and dot embossing folder.  The image is also mounted on top of another embossing folder but instead of keeping this square I cut around it.  Flowers are from two different Marinanne's Design Creatables dies along with the butterflies.  All pieces of card/frame/flowers and butterflies have all been edged with a crystal Stickles glitter glue to add dimension and sparkle.  The card has been finished off with seam binding ribbon, brads, pearls, buttons and Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Free and easy
The Crafty Pad - Letter "b" - butterflies, blue and bling
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Sentimental Sunday - Shaped cards and sentiment
Pink Elephant - Photo inspiration
Papercraft Star - Butterflies
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Do You Stack Up? - Layers
CRAFT - No designer papers
Card Making Mamas - Happy birthday
Frosted Designs - Brads and/or eyelets
Crafty Catz - Favourite things - ribbons, flowers, gems/pearls
Totally Papercrafts - Ribbons and/or bows

Crafty Ann's Challenge #59 - 17 February 2012

It is time for another challenge over at Crafty Ann's.  This time we are being challenged to "bold and bright" to cheer us up at this time of year.
For my card I have used Crafty Ann's new digital image of the rose trellis.  I printed out a beige polished stone and then printed the digital image straight onto this.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers but then paper pieced the roses by colouring again with brighter red colours and then covering with Glossy Accents for some shine and texture.  The orange and yellow backing papers are also from Crafty Ann's Digi Store and I have used a Martha Stewart lattice punch on one of the layers.  The card has been finished off with some peel-offs, card candy, lace and ticket sentiment from Crafty Ann's Digi Store.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Stampalicious - touchable texture
Stamps R Us - Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - With love
Lexi's Creations - Love
Paper and Such - Love
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Aud Sentiments Design Team Card - Thursday 16 February 2012

It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  This time we are challenged to use the word "happy" and we are being sponsored by:
 (TLC Creations)
and 
(AiFactory)
For my card I have used a gorgeous little fairy image which is from a Sweet Pea Stick Figure Set.  I have coloured it with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pens for the wings and star.  I then cut out the image with an X-cut die and then chalked around the edge with a sparkly chalk.  The two pink backing papers are from a Basic Grey paper pad called Urban Prairie.  I put through a piece of bright pink mirri card through an embossing folder to add some texture to the card.  The card has been finished off with some circle and star gems, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, wide bright pink satin ribbon and some ric-rac ribbon tied in a bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Photo inspiration
If the Shoe Fits Scrap It - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - Lots of layers
Allsorts - Free and easy
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Happy card
Robyn's Fetish - Square cards
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
My Craft Spot - Girly girl
Stamps R Us - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Wings and things
Flutter by Wednesday - Anything with wings
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Do You Stack Up? - layers
Papercrafting Journey - make it cute
Digi Doodle - Anything goes

Monday, 13 February 2012

Crafteezee Envelope Boxes

Tracy over at Crafteezee has 6.75 by 6.75 inches boxes in now which are perfect for 6x6 cards with a depth of 3/4 inch.  To celebrate their arrival she is offering some as candy.  Click here to go and see the rules.

Chance to win a Custom Made Digi by Saturated Canary

The ever so talented Krista of the Saturated Canary is offering 10 very lucky people the chance to win a custom made digi.  Who in their right mind wouldn't want this?  If you would like to be in with a chance make sure you go and have a look at Krista's Blog for the rules to be followed.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

House Mouse and Friends Challenge - 30 January 2012

Over at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge there is a love theme and also a Blog Hop where there are lots and lots of goodies to win.
 
This is the card I've made for my hubby for Valentine's Day.  I've used some decoupage I was given for a Christmas present.  Isn't this character such a cutie.  I love his little message as well!!!  I have decoupaged the image with foam pads.  The backing papers are from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse CD along with the insert.  I've kept the colour scheme to pink and brown.  I have cut some flowers out of a book using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and then inked alternate layers with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo distress ink pad.  The flowers have a brad to keep them together.  The card has been finished off with brown and pink seam binding, lots of hearts cut from the pink holographic card (yes they are pink but no matter how many photos I took or altering the colour they still don't look holographic pink!!), buttons, doily, sentiment off the computer and personalised insert.

I wanted to make a special card for my husband.  We'll have been married 21 years this year and a lot of those years I haven't been well but he has always been there by my side.  For the first time in many years we are off out on Valentine's night.  Last summer when I did a stall at Knuston Hall we won a meal for two in the raffle but with one thing and another we've not used it before now.  I struggle eating out especially if I am tired but I shall keep fingers crossed I get on OK.  We've decided to stay away for the night as well as a little treat it has been a difficult eight months since the sudden death of my mum.  At least we'll not have a 18 miles or so trip home after our meal.  We are looking forward to it as a friend works there and my mum would often go with her to events and they always rave about the meals.  The chef will be making meals for two ex-chefs!!!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Love theme and blog hop
One Stitch at a Time - Love
Dream Valley - Valentine
Sentimental Sundays - Feel the love and sentiment
My Craft Spot - Valentine's 
Crafty Boots - Valentine's
Lexi's Creations - Love
Make my Monday - Romance love letter
Pink Elephant - Pink - and a wonderful happy 3rd birthday to Ella and all her friends
Hooked on Craft - Hearts
There's Magic in the Air - For someone you love and pink, white and one other colour but not red (pink, white and brown)
Everybody Art - Love
Party Time Tuesday - Valentine's 
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes and ribbon
Scrap-Creations - Valentines
Craft Room - Cute and cuddly
Simon Says - Love is in the air
Sisterhood of Crafters - Valentine's
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Photo inspiration 
Do You Stack Up? - Love
Moving Along With the Times - Cute critters
Rainbow Lady's - Have a heart
Cute Card Thursday - Pink valentine
Paperplay - Love letters
4 Crafty Chicks - Love is in the air
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Hearts and doilies
Alphabet Challenge - A for animal antics
Crafty Catz - Valentine's
Fussy and Fancy Friday - With all my heart
Hotshot Crafts - One for the boys
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Love is in the air
2 Sisters - I heart you
Totally Gorjuss - Lurve
Allsorts - Free and easy
Crafty Emma - Lots of layers
One Stop Craft - Hearts and flowers with ribbon
If the Shoe Fits Scrap It - Anything goes

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2 February 2012

It is week two of our challenge at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  You have been challenged to "anything but a card with a sentiment".  This is what I made for last week:
It is Team B's turn to show you their wonderful creations.  Please make sure you go and have a look here.

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - 9 February 2012

 It's time for another challenge at the Crafty Purple Frog.  This time it's "flower power".  Well who doesn't like using flowers on their creations??
My my card I have used the Crafty Purple Frog decoupage image called "September Rhythm".  This is one of the larger decoupage images where it's just one to a page and this is perfect for A5 or even 8x8 cards.  The backing card is all bits and pieces which I have simply matted and layered.  I have added some borders with some large and dotty ribbon.  The flowers are all from my My Craft Studio Click-Print-Go CD.  I have printed them out, cut them out and then inked the edges.  The card has been finished off with Papermania Glitterations and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fun with Shapes and More - Birthday
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Allsorts - Free and easy
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday card
Sundays with Chrissy - Birthday
Crafty Sentiments - Let's get girly
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything birthday
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and option of hearts or love theme
Just Tracy's - Card/project for a female and something flowing like lace, ribbon, tulle etc - ribbon and lace for me
Paper Pretties - Add texture to your card - ribbon, lace, glitter and 3D decoupage and £D flowers for me
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - 2 February 2012

Over at the Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week the topic is "wear red day".  For my card I have used an Art Deco image from my My Craft Studio CD.  This was a commissioned card and as a number of people needed to sign it I made it an A4 size.  These images are perfect for making into larger cards.  The card has been finished off with some flowers die-cut from a book and distressed with Tim Holtz's Aged Mahogany distress ink pad.  The centres of the flowers are some yummy cord effect brads.  The card is finished off with a sentiment off the computer and some fibres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Wear red day
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
CD Sunday - A la mode

The Crafty Purple Frog

Just to let you know that Amy has some Valentine's digital papers available in the Crafty Purple Frog Store.  They have been made using Christine Schultz's artwork.  There are gorgeous.  You get fifty 12x12 digital papers for £5.  You can print them off time and time again and also resize them to whatever project you are doing.
Last week Amy also popped another decoupage sheet into the shop.  She's called Carnation in May.

Pop over to the Crafty Purple Shop to have a look at the digital papers and all the decoupage/pyromage/invertage sheets to buy.

Commissioned Valentine's Day Card

I was asked to make a Valentine's Day card for a lady customer to give to her fiance.  I have used my Joanna Sheen Jane Shasky CD and used this gorgeous rose image which has been decoupaged.  I decided not to use backing papers from the CD but kept to plain burgundy and some holographic card.  The flowers I have made with my Tim Holtz rosettes die and some scraps of red paper I had.  The card has been finished off with some buttons, personalised insert, sentiment off the computer, lace and ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons - One for the men or boys
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Card Making Mamas - Valentine
Crafty Calendar - Love and marriage
One Stop Craft - For the one I love
My Sheri Crafts - Love is in the air
Gingerloft - Love is in the air
One Stitch at a Time - Love
Dream Valley - Valentine
Sentimental Sundays - Feel the love
My Craft Spot - Valentine's
Crafty Boots - Valentine's
Lexi's Creations - Love
Ooh-la-la Creations - Be my valentine
Lollipop Crafts - Valentine's day card
Cards for Men - Seeing red
Hooked on Craft - Hearts
Tuesday Throwdown - Be my valentine
Everybody Art - Love
Party Time Tuesday - Valentine's
Scrap-Creations - Valentine's
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and option of hearts or love theme
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Love is in the air
Crafting for all Seasons - Love is in the air
My Mum's Craft Shop - It must be love
Simon Says - Love is in the air
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Valentine's

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge No 10 - Red, pink and white

Over at the Saturated Canary Challenge it is Challenge No 10 which is "red, pink and white".  Do to the time of the season I have decided to go for a love card.  The Saturated Canary image I have used is called "Making Valentines".  I have coloured the image with Promarkers, die-cut around the image and then used shimmer chalks to highlight the embossed edge of the die-cut.  The backing papers I have used are from my Tim Holtz paper pad my son got me for Christmas 2010. After nearly a year of keeping and looking at I know I must get on and use it as it's too nice to leave in the pad and needs to be made into cards.  I have teamed the paper up with red mirri card which hated having its photo taken.  I have finished the card off with wire edged ribbon from a friend, flowers, shiny fabric, buttons, wooden die-cut LOVE heart coloured with a red chalk ink pad and doily.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Die-cut Dreams - Pink, red and hearts
Heart Song Inspiration - Buttons and/or brads
Kaboodle Doodles - It's all about the girls
Saturated Canary Challenge - Red, pink and white
Tuesday Throwdown - Use hearts
Top Tip Tuesday - Valentine's 
Shopping our Stash - People images - well I have used some tiny rose buds I have had for years and years but never seemed to use them up before now
Scrap-Creations - Red, pink and white
Deep Ocean Challenge - Love you
Creative Belli - Hearts/Valentine
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Love
Penny's Paper Challenge - Love is in the air
Little Red Wagon - Valentine's Day or love
The Paper Shelter - Love is in the air
Truly Scrumptious - Love and hearts
Creatalicious Challenge - Love
Digi Doodle - Love is in the air
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Nadia's Challenge - Valentine 3D
Daring Cardmakers - Pink and red
Card Making Mamas - Valentine
Crafty Calendar - Love and marriage
Secret Crafter - Hugs and kisses
Sweet Stampin' - The one I love 
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Die-cuts or punches
My Sheri Crafts - Love is in the air
Gingerloft - Love is in the air
One Stitch at a Time - Love
Dream Valley - Valentine
Sentimental Sundays - Feel the love
Come and Get It Challenge - Love

Allsorts Challenge - 4 February 2012

Over at the Allsorts Challenge this week the topic is "free and easy".  I have made a thank you card and have used a gorgeous image, backing papers and insert from the wonderful Joanna Sheen Jane Shasky CD.  Isn't this bird gorgeous?  I have just done some simply matting and layering.  I've added some extra colour by using some wide patterned ribbon I was given.  The card has been finished off with some pearls, My Craft Studio (MCS) Click-Print-Go pink and blue flowers, brads and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday - Favourite things (ribbon, flowers and gems/pearls)
Heart Song Inspirations - Buttons and/or brads - brads on this card
Crazy Challenge - Flowers
Paper Pretties - Ribbon or twine
Frosted Designs - Ribbons and/or twine
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Allsorts - Free and easy

Crafts and Me Challenge - 1 February 2012


Over at the Crafts and Me Challenge this time the challenge is "time to brighten your day".  Last year and again this year I am determined to use the paper pads I have won, bought or been given for my birthday/Christmas and I am still doing well with this.  For this card I have used my basic Grey pad Lime Rickey.  The papers are a lot brighter than I normally use but then with the weather like it is we need a bit of cheering up.  For my card I have used a Saturated Canary image called "Thank You".  I have coloured the image with Promarkers.  I then used a Spellbinders die to cut around the image but kept the die in and chalked around the edge with shimmery chalks.  I have cut some flower shapes out from a book and inked with Tim Holtz's Spiced Marmalade and Shabby Shutters distress ink pads.  I have added flower brads to hold the flowers together.  The card has been finished off with some raffia ribbon, Craftwork Cards sentiment, buttons, spotty ribbon, memory wire, bow and die-cut butterflies which I have sanded.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pile it On - Just because
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Heart Song Inspirations - Buttons and/or brads - both for me on this card
Crazy Challenge - Flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - It's all about the girls
There's Magic in the Air - Photo inspiration
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and/or dies
My Time to Craft - A is for adorable
Paper Pretties - Ribbon or twine
Whimsy Stamps - Make your own flowers
Divas by Designs - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Time to brighten your day - well if these colours don't brighten your day nothing will!!
I Love Promarkers - Photo inspiration
My Mum's Craft Shop - Fab and funky
Pixie Challenge - Girly girl
Cute Card Thursday - Buttons and bows
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Allsorts - Free and easy

Friday, 3 February 2012

Liva's First Blog Candy

Liva from Livas Crafts is celebrating 50 followers and therefore is offering some candy - well she's gone past 50 followers and is now at 131 followers.  It's lovely to have followers looking at what you are creating.  
If you would like to win this candy please click here about the candy BUT also please look at Livas main blog as she has some wonderful creations for all to see