Monday, June 27, 2011

Cooking Up a Storm at Cupcake

Hello hello hello! Wow isn't it HOT!? Today it's been almost 40°c... I was definately COOKING I can tell you! Speaking of cooking, our theme this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge is COOKING UP A STORM, chosen by the lovely Louise! So anything with a cooking connection on your cards/projects this week please!

I've gone for this cute Lili of the Valley image for my card... coloured with Promarkers. Doesn't her cake look super yummy!? Unfortunately I won't be having any as I'm trying to shed a few pounds!

We're sponsored this week by Baby Bud Designs, who are offering 2 cute digi images to the winner! Our monthly Icing on the Cupcake sponsor is Little Claire, who is giving away a 6 x 6 paper pad and two stamps to a lucky, random winner! Don't forget to check out what the other DT girls have come up with, fab inspiration as usual!

Right, I'm REALLY cooking typing this, our house is SOOOOOOO hot upstairs! I just know I'm not going to sleep tonight! Maybe I should think about investing in air con for the house! Pity the pounds didn't melt off, I'd be laughing if they did!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Aperture Challenge at A Scrap Affair

Hi! Just to say that there's a new challenge over at A Scrap Affair Blog! This time we'd like to see APERTURES on your cards! I have to admit it's not a technique I use often, but I enjoyed making this card all the same. The image is a new L'escargot stamp soon to be available from the online shop A Scrap Affair, which I coloured with Promarkers. The little shells at the bottom were hand drawn, and the border was done using my Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punches. There's a super prize up for grabs so why not have a go at making your own aperture card!?

Well, that's all for tonight, I'll be back tomorrow with my Cupcake DT creation! Have a lovely evening!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sketch Time at Cupcake

Hiya crafty buddies! Well it's Monday and another chance to win some fabby prizes at Cupcake Craft Challenge! This week Liza has chosen a sketch for us, check out the Cupcake blog to see the sketch! I've used a digi image, Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira, kindly supplied by one of our sponsors this week, Tickled Pink Stamps, isn't she a little minx!? She's coloured with Promarkers and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I've dug out some old Papermania papers for this one! We are also sponsored this week by Crafty Emma's Store, and our monthly Icing on the Cupcake sponsor is Little Claire's!

Pop over to Cupcake and check out the other DT girls creations, they're all stunners!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Birthday Balloons

Hi again, this is my second post today (my Cupcake DT card is below)! Wow a record for me at the minute, my blogging recently has had to make way for real life lol! Anyway, just wanted to share this little card with you all, I've had this little Puddle Jumpers digi for a while but haven't gotten round to colouring her until now! The occassion being for my friend's little girl's 2nd birthday this week, only problem is I'll have to do another card as she has twins! Oh well, any excuse for crafting! Image is coloured with Promarkers & papers are Papermania Daisy & Dandelion. Flowers punched using my Nellie Snellen flower punches. I'm entering this card for the following challenges:

Passion For Promarkers - Colour Combo Pink & Brown
ABC Challenge - W is for Wish
Stamp Something - Something Punched

By the way, don't you just hate it when there's a heavy shower in between the lovely sunshine and you've just put your washing out to dry!? Yeah well, I've just gotten soaked getting my washing back in again... and now the tumble dryer is on! Grrrrrrrrr!

Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!

We're going all masculine this week at Cupcake Craft Challenges, seeing as Father's Day is on Sunday 19th June! So the theme chosen by Fluffie Faye is 'Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy'... so we'd like to see your creations for Dad's, Men, Boys... you get the idea!

My card is for a friend's Birthday, but it could equally be for my Dad as he really is a Top Bloke! Anyway, the whole card is done using a Creative Cottage digi download 'Daddy Bear... lets fix it', which is sadly no longer available (sob)! All I added was the twine, charm, star brads and little sentiment (Papermania). I'm entering this card for the following challenges:

Fab & Funky - Magnificent Men

This week's sponsor is Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn, who are giving away a £10 gift voucher to one lucky winner! Our monthly Icing on the Cake sponsor is Little Claire's Designs!

Pop over to the Cupcake blog to see all the other super duper Dad/Male projects by my Design Team buddies! Hope you can join in with us this week!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Tail or Two...

I'm late, still trying to catch my tail...soooooooo Things with Tails is this week's theme chosen by the fabulous Donna at Cupcake Craft Challenges... I've gone for two tails (although you can't actually see them) on my card! The cute image is one I've had for a long time from Di's Digi Downloads (I believe this is no longer available which is a shame). It's coloured with Promarkers, I do love how these are so easy to match up to my papers, which incidentally are from Stampin' Up. The little flowers are punched using my Nellie Snellen punches. I'm entering my card into the challenges at:

Stamp Something - June Digi Day
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - Let's Get Crafty (My card base is made from kraft card)

This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp who is giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky random winner and our new monthly sponsor is Little Claire's Designs, where if you enter one of our challenges this month you could win a lovely 6 x 6 paper pad and two stamps! And if you need more inspiration, the girls at Cupcake have come up trumps again, pop over to the challenge blog and check out the lovely work they've done!

Well that's it from me today, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Creative Cottage - Closing Down Sale


It's with a very heavy heart that I write this post today. My very good friend Tracy, who owns and runs The Creative Cottage has had to come to a very difficult to decision, to close down The Creative Cottage. Tracy asked me to be part of The Creative Cottage Design Team from the beginning, and I was so honoured and proud. Tracy has put so much effort into The Creative Cottage, but sadly things have changed and she is now closing the business. As of today, Tracy is having a 50% CLOSING DOWN SALE on all orders over £2.50, you just need to enter the code JUNE2011 at the checkout.

I've posted two cards that I've made using The Creative Cottage digi kits JUNGLE FUN & DADDY BEAR... lets fix it. Please pop over to THE CREATIVE COTTAGE SHOP to grab a bargain before it's too late! I'm entering my cards into the challenge at:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment/Card for a male
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day

Personally I'd like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to Tracy for having me and I wish you every success in the future Tracy, and also thanks to the other DT girls, you're all stars! Don't be strangers!