Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I just couldn't resist, what with Easter on the horizon, and the thought of all those lovely choccy eggs! So for the challenge you have to create something with a Spring/Easter theme... but you must include lots of the colour chocolate... you can even include real chocolate in your projects (I would have done this but unfortunately I ate it before it reached my craft room)!
For my DT card I just had to use this little bunny from Lili of the Valley... he's the cutest... and the papers are a mixture of The Creative Cottage & Pink Petticoat (I haven't used these PP papers for ages). I've coloured using Promarkers, paper-pieced the balloon and added some flowers, ribbon and gems for good measure. If you're interested, Lili of the Valley have some super tutorials on how to colour this little fella using Promarkers/Copics... you can find them HERE.
The other girls on the Design Team have made some yummy creations to inspire you (or make you drool), so pop over to Cupcake and take a peek! We are sponsored this week by Sunshine Stamps, who are giving away 3 digi stamps to one lucky random winner! Plus don't forget if you're chosen as one of our Top 5 you can display our little Top 5 badge with pride on your blog!
I'm entering my card for the Simon Says Stamp challenge 'Spring/Easter with a bit of glimmer' ... my glimmer is the little gems, and also the Stamp Something challenge which is 'Doodle Something'... I've doodled the stitching and the brown paper is has doodles on it.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Today is the 3rd challenge over at The Creative Cottage Challenge, I can't believe it's been 3 weeks already! Thanks for all your support for those of you who have joined us, and for those who haven't yet then what better time than NOW! This week we'd like to see 'SPARKLE' on your creations... easy peasy! Remember you can use ANY products, you're not restricted to using The Creative Cottage products.
Well... as you can see from my DT card, it's a 'boy' card... impressed? I've used the Little Monkeys Pirate Adventures digi kit, I think this have got to be my fave kit... I just LOVE the papers! For my sparkle I've added silver ribbon, shiny stars and a silver birthday greeting (I never use peel offs but this just seemed perfect for the challenge). The zig zag border is done with my Martha Stewart punch, and the 'brads' are card candy from Craftwork Cards.
I'm entering my card in the Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Happy Anniversary'... you can have Birthday too!
Well, hope you get a chance to play along with us this week, don't forget to take a peek at the other DT girls' creations... they're stunning! Plus there's a fab Party Nights Paper Pack up for grabs for one lucky winner!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Anyhow, back to the challenge... we'd love to see anything related to food & drink on your creations this week! We have a super sponsor this week, Cupcake Card Craft,
who are kindly offering one lucky winner £10.00 worth of digi products from their store! My fellow Design Team girls have made some fab cards this week, sure to provide you will lots of inspiration... just click here to see what they've come up with.
My card has been inspired by my french connections, but mainly because I received the little giraffe stamp a few weeks back and hadn't inked him up. I also used some French words stamps to make the little bit of paper behind Lofty... here's what else I used...
- Lofty The Giraffe stamp & accessories (Joanna Sheen)
- Colouring medium - Promarkers
- French words stamps
- Red & blue paper - Little Monkeys Pirate Adventure Digi Kit -The Creative Cottage
- Stampin Up Scalloped circle punch
- Woodware round punch
- Ribbon from stash
I've used Debbi's sketch from the Passion For Promarkers challenge, so shall enter my card and the challenge at Creative Card Crew is "Going Dotty" so will enter that challenge too (dotty papers). Thanks for popping by today, and don't forget to have a go at the Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! We're looking forward to seeing your yummy creations!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
This is Birthday Cake Anya... but there's no cake! Has she ate it? Nope, I've altered her so that she's just plain Anya with no cake! That's the challenge... you have to alter a stamped image. Basically I didn't ink up the part of the stamp where the cake was (right side of her head), and I drew in the details to match the left side (you can see where my lines are a bit wobbly). I've also added a little sweetie button to her hairband. The papers are from a Dovecraft 6x6 pad, ribbon is Doodlebug and the sentiment is Artemio (it reads "I'm thinking of you"). Anya is coloured with Promarkers.
What happened to England last night? Flipping heck... I've had to keep a low profile today 'cos someone was bound to rub my nose in the fact that we got beat by France in the 6 Nations! Obviously hubby was chuffed! Oh well, better luck next year!Thanks so much for popping by, have a lovely Sunday evening!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Hello again! It's almost the weekend... how time flies! I've not done much crafting over the last few days, and there's been no shivering going on as the sun has been shining lots and so I've made the most of the spring weather and done a bit of gardening! Hopefully in a few months time I'll be eating some lovely juicy homegrown strawberries!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
My card is for the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge where you have to make your own flowers... I've used the cute Wags 'n Whiskers stamp "Budding Artists", coloured with Promarkers. The paper is K & Co and the sentiment stamp is from Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie (Sentiments 2 set). The little piece of lace was given to me by my FIL and is french vintage lace that my hubby's gran had. I'm also entering my card into the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge "Anything Goes" and also the CRAFT Challenge as the theme is Citrus... funny but my card reminds me of blood oranges!
Monday, March 15, 2010
- Digi Stamp Image - Paper Make Up Stamps
- Colouring Medium - Promarkers
- Paper - 3ndy Papir
- Embossing - Cuttlebug
- Flowers - Prima
- Raffia - Bunny Zoe's Crafts
- Pearls - Quixotic Paperie
- Buttons from stash (white one is pinched from hubby's shirt)
This week at Cupcake we're lucky enough to be sponsored by Stitchy Stamps who are offering 3 Digi stamps to the lucky winner! You even get to choose your stamps! The other girls on the Design Team have made some lovely projects so pop over to check out all the inspiration! Don't forget to leave a comment to show some appreciation for their work!
I shall be entering my card into a few challenges; Colour Create Challenge would like you to use the colours Mint, Chocolate and Cream on your creations (I just loved their inspiration piccy this week...so yummy), Stamp Something are asking for something GREEN & CREAM, Totally Paper Crafts would like us to use Things With Wings, Fussy & Fancy Challenge want to see GREEN and Flutter By Wednesdays celebrate their 100th challenge, an open one but you have to include something fluttery (in my case a fairy)!
Well, hope you have a lovely day, and that the sun is smiling where you are!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I was lucky enough to win some Mini Hannah stamps from The Pixie Cottage lately, and have used one of the stamps on my card, there's 6 cuties in the set! Thanks Michelle, they're lovely! So I'm entering my card into the challenge at The Pixie Cottage as you have to use the colour green on your card. I've used Promarkers to colour, and the papers are MME Asparagus. I've used the fab sketch at Papertake Weekly Challenge too. I found the card a little plain even with the flower so I added a few stamped details to give it more interest... I really like the effect around the sentiment, what da you think? The stamps I used for this are Studio G, I'm sure they cost about 99p for the set of 4 clear stamps. Bargain!
My second card is very different, not so cute but quite quirky! I've used Polly the Bar Wench stamp from Kraftin Kimmie (coloured with Promarkers), she's a bit naughty...
This is a miss match of leftovers from my craftroom; the dotty paper is from The Creative Cottage, it's part of the Monkey Pirates Adventure digi kit (there's some fab paper in this... I'll show you more very soon as I have another card on the go with this), the other paper is a scrap piece I had leftover from many moons ago! The red flowers are Prima, and the sentiment is a Kraftin Kimmie one. I've used another sketch, this time it's from Iris at Simon Says Stamp, another fab one!
Well, I shall go and spend a little time with hubby (more like pester him), not that I expect he'll want to know as he's watching the rugby (France v Italy), oh well, I'll just have to make another card then :)
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday, especially all the mothers, mams, mums... lots of hugs!
Friday, March 12, 2010
- Penny Black Slapstick Stamp "you are the bestest"
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Colouring medium Promarkers
- Sentiment Paper Make Up Stamps
- SU Scalloped Round Punch
- Paper 8x8 Flowery Pad Papermania
- Prima Flowers
- Pearls Quixotic Paperie
- Ribbon/button/glitter from stash
Well, that's all for the time being... I shall be back later with another Penny Black card! Thanks for popping by!
As promised, here's the second card I've made using another of my new Penny Black Slapstick stamps, I just love this cute hedgehog and snail...The stamp is called "garden visit"... I think it's soooo cute! I've coloured with Promarkers, I can't draw myself away from these now! The sentiment is from "Sentiments 2" set by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie (these are gorgeous sentiment stamps), I won this set from Stampavie! The papers are My Minds Eye "Bloom & Grow". I've used the lovely sketch over at Sketch Saturday for this card, another one I'll use again I'm sure! I'm also entering this into the Passion for Promarkers challenge as I've used the colours "Bright Green & Mango" (amongst others) on the pot and grass. Finally the challenge at Stampavie & More is to use orange on your card. Well, thanks for taking the time to pop by, hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
My second little card is actually a gift tag, it's for the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge where you have to make a tag or bookmark. The stamp is Aynsley's Surprise (Wags 'n Whiskers); I've only used part of it as the tag is quite small. The paper is from The Creative Cottage, and I've added a little daisy using my Woodware punch and a ribbon bow to attach the tag. All framed with my Nestabilities.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
For the NEW element on my card I've used one of the fabulous printables which will be coming soon to The Creative Cottage, isn't this little oriental girl just the cutest! I've also used my NEW Epson printer to print out the sheet! All the elements for the card, apart from the buttons and pearl flower centre are on the A4 printable sheet, they're so easy to work with and give such beautiful results! I've added a little faux stitching and glitter for good measure too! Becky, my fellow DT friend had the fab idea to start the Challenge Blog, so drop by and check out the other DT cards, lots of lovely inspiration for you!
The prize for the first challenge is the gorgeous "Bags of Style" kit. You also have the chance to be part of the Design Team, so pop by the blog for more details!
Monday, March 8, 2010
This week the DT was given an image from Digital Delights, our kind sponsor for the challenge. I chose Lara Ladybug (coloured); it's not often I use pre-coloured images but this little ladybug prints out beautifully. I've used a sentiment I did on the PC too, so this card is really very DIGI!
- Image - Lara Ladybug (coloured) Digital Delights
- Sentiment - typed on my PC
- Paper - Dovecraft (from a really old pack)
- Pearls/beads - Quixotic Paperie
- Ribbon & charm from my stash
- Flower - Woodware Daisy Punch/Card Candy for centre
- Corner - MS Scalloped Dots Corner Punch
I'm entering my card into the Colour Create Challenge, which is Red, Black & Off White (I really like this colour combo, but not one I'd usually choose), and also the Dare U 2 Digi Stamp where the team would like to see Pearls on your creations.
If you haven't visited Catherine yet, then you must! She's a very talented lady who makes the most stunning cards! Pop by and say hi, I'm sure she'd appreciate it!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
This card is for my friend who is moving to Chile on Monday, what a life changing move... I've used my Genevieve Kraftin Kimmie stamp, isn't she great! This is for the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge where you have to use "Something Old"... I've used my K & Co paper which I've had for ages, and also some garden string which is definately old! I've also used the colour Green for the Cute Card Thursday challenge "Lucky Green".
For my second card I've used this cute kitten image, which was a free digi stamp from Motivet stamps, you can find him HERE. Don't you just love a freebie?! I'm entering this card into the Quixotic Challenge "Leave it out" where you have to use leaves on your card and also the Mojo Monday Challenge as I've used their fab sketch.
Digi Stamp - Motivet
Colouring - Promarkers
Papers - Tea Party - Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Paper Make Up Stamps
Flowers - Woodware Punches, Card Candy Craftwork Cards
Corners - Martha Stewart Scalloped Dots Corner Punch
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
This is for the challenge over at the Kraftin Kimmie blog, which is "buttons & bows". The paper is from My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus 6x6 pad. I've also used a sentiment stamp from the Kraftin Kimmie range (how true is that statement!!!)... and the little accessory heart stamp too. Again the colouring is with Promarkers.