Sunday, 26 February 2012

Guess Whooo?

Just a quick hello... I am loaded of cold and have a really nasty cough but managed to drag myself to the computer lol to share this little card I made for the Pollycraft Challenge (Ribbons and Buttons)... hubby is making me another hot lemon as I type... bring on the better weather!

The cute image on my card is Burt the Owl from Pollycraft, coloured with Promarkers. Papers are My Minds Eye (Bloom & Grow). The little sentiment was done on the PC.

Thanks for popping by... enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Shelly x

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Lace and Pearls

Hi! We have a new fortnightly challenge for you over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge... we'd love to see your creations with PEARLS & LACE!

I've used a cute digi stamp from Di's Digi Downloads called 'who do I pick?'... colouring is with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. As well as the self adhesive pearls, I have had stitched pearl beads all around the image, took ages but I think it looks pretty.

This challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Joanna Sheen, who is offering our lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in her online store! There's also some of Di's digi stamps up for grabs... to see all the details and check out my DT buddies fab creations pop over to the challenge blog!

Enjoy the weekend!

Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card in the challenge at:
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - Bingo (turquoise white blue)

Monday, 20 February 2012

Fluffy Pink Cupcakes

Mondays come around so quickly! And that means it's Cupcake time!!! Yum! Now, before I tell you about this week's challenge, I just wanted to say thank you to all the lovely people who joined in with my ENTWINED challenge last week, wow there were so many beautiful creations I really struggled to pick only 5 Cupcake Cuties! I also stuggled with the new word verification that some of you have on your blogs, it's so hard to read, even with my glasses on! Personally I prefer to sift through the comments I get on my own, and get rid of all spam that way, it just makes it a whole lot easier for peeps to leave comments, you already take time to pop by so I wouldn't want you to come up against the nasty and evil word verification!

Ok,  this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge the lovely Keeley has chosen a really sweet challenge... FLUFFY PINK CUPCAKES! Perfect! So if you'd like to play along with us you must create something using pink as the main colour, and include something fluffy and at least one cupcake... now there's a bit of a challenge for you! We are sponsored by Prairy Fairy this week, who are kindly offering the winner a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in their store! Have a pop by the Cupcake blog, 'cos the other girls have come up with some real treats this week! So pretty and girly!

Right, my card. I've used a lovely Lili of the Valley stamp I've had for ages but never used yet (shame on me), coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment & individual cupcakes are from a free stamp set from a Do Crafts Creativity mag from last year, and the yummy papers are also a Pink Petticoat freebie from a magazine a while back (I LOVE these)! My fluff comes in the shape of my pom pom ribbon.

Well, that's it for today... hope you can join us this week with cupcakes galore!

Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Celebrations (Birthday)
My Craft Spot Challenge - Girly Girl!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Love You This Much!

A quick hello today! I've been feeling off colour recently but felt a little better yesterday so I made this card for the Pollycraft Challenge (Red, Pink & Cream) using "Earth Fairy" from Pollycraft... first time I've used her, she is a cutie! I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Pretty CAS for me... just added a few punched flowers and some pearls. Paper is Basic Grey Sugared. Apologies for the RUBBISH photo but I did it under artificial light, cos it got posted early this morning!

Have a nice weekend, Shelly x

I'd also like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Nature (Earth Fairy/Flowers)
By The Cute & Girly - Love is in the air
Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge... Anything with Wings

Monday, 13 February 2012

Moments That Take Your Breath Away

Are you doing anything nice for Valentine's Day? For me I think it'll be just another freezing cold day, nothing special planned, well what I mean to say is if I don't plan something special then it won't happen :( Spontaneity isn't one of my o/h's strong points unfortunately.

Today is cupcake day, yay! And it's my turn to choose this week's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge... it's called Entwined! The clue is in the title... I'd like you to use TWINE on your creation.

For my card I've gone for a romantic feel, being as it's Valentine's Day tomorrow. The sentiment is a digi I've had a while, which I teamed up with some lovely papers (not sure but think they're Anna Griffin) I got from my friend Nadia at A Scrap Affair. I've added some pretty seam binding, vintage french lace, die-cut hearts, pearls, cute heart button and of course some baker's TWINE!

We are sponsored this week by The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, who are giving away 50 metres of Divine Baker's Twine... oh yummy! Our second sponsor is Stamp Fairy who are giving away a generous $10 Gift Certificate! Pop by the Cupcake blog to see all the details on this week's challenge, and also to take a look at what the other Cupcake girls have come up with, thanks girls for doing such a great job with my theme this week!

Thanks ever so much for visiting, I love hearing from you all! Hope you have a nice Valentine's Day, whatever you do!

Shelly x

Saturday, 11 February 2012


Good morning ;) Snow... we still have lots! Not to mention the sub-zero temperatures! It's freezing, really freezing... we had -16°c the other night!!! Now's not the time for the heating to go on the blink that's for sure!

We have a new challenge this fortnight at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog... and it's all about snow and snowmen! So if you want to get really organised for next Christmas, you can start early with us! We are sponsored by Sketching Stamper Digis... and if you use one of Di's Digi Downloads on your creation then you could also win three of Di's fab digi stamps! 

To be honest I've not been myself lately, and have really lost all signs of my Mojo is the last week but I have set myself a challenge this time... to use Flexmarkers only... nothing else. I only have a few but I managed to do this card... and I think it's turned out ok, although the card is a little plain and lacking in imagination I think :(  I've used Di's cute digi called Hugging Snowman, you can find it at Di's Digi Downloads HERE. The sentiment is from Penny Black.

Hope you can join us this time, please pop by the challenge blog to see my fellow DT creations and check out all the details! Have a lovely weekend!

Shelly x

Monday, 6 February 2012

Butterfly Wishes in Pink & Red

Hiya peeps!

Brrr how cold is it outside?!!! It's literally gone from +12°c here to -10°c in a matter of days, but the sun has been shining bright so that's ok! I love the bright, crisp wintery days, but it is flippin' freezing!

Well, we have a new challenge today at Cupcake Craft Challenges for you, and this week it's our lovely Sari Sunshine that's chosen the theme 'Pink & Red'. Now, I did enjoy this challenge, mainly as I had a beautiful image from Pollycraft to work with! I don't have many fairy stamps, but this little beauty really caught my eye... she's a Lilybean fairy and you can find her HERE. Isn't she pretty? I've coloured her using a mixture of  Promarkers and Flexmarkers... I do like the brush tips on the Flexmarkers. Here's a little close up of her and her little butterfly friend...
Our sponsors this week at Cupcake are Pollycraft (offering 5 digis to one lucky winner) and Simon Says Stamp (offering a $20 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner). Please pop by the blog to check out all the details and to see all the other lovely creations my fellow DT buddies have made! Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Shelly x

Challenges I'm entering:
I Love Promarkers - Photo Inspiration (colours)
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge