Saturday, 29 September 2012

Vintage at Sweet Stampin'

This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my Bearicelli card for Di's Digi Designs Challenge.

Today is my last week as Guest Designer for Sweet Stampin' Challenge, and I have to say it's been lovely to be part of the team. Thank you for having me! 

This week our theme is VINTAGE. Now, this is something I don't do very often, I don't know why because everytime I make a vintage style creation I end up really liking it. I love the eclectic mix of embellishments, I always find something in my stash that will fit the bill (well most times unless I'm in a strop, then nothing fits). So for my card I remembered I had some papers from a Norwegian company called 3ndy Papier, which included this adorable little lady, so the card started from there...

I don't have fancy shaped cards, so in case you're wondering, I used a template I found on the Lili of the Valley website HERE. I just drew around it onto my card then carefully (it's a bit fiddly) cut it out. Not bad when you don't have dies to cut the shapes. The tickets were freebies I found a long time ago on the internet... if anyone knows the source please share as I can't for the life of me find the details (I like giving credit to the person who's gone to the trouble of creating then sharing for free).

Pop over to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog to check out the rest of the fab vintage DT creations, and to see what lovely goodies are on offer from our kind sponsor!

Enjoy the weekend!
Shelly x


Good morning! Welcome to the weekend!

Our theme at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight is ANIMALS ACTING LIKE HUMANS!
This cute little fella is called Bearicelli and you can find him HERE at Di's Digi Downloads! I just love this little digi stamp, probably one of my favourite images from Di!

I've teamed him up with this wacky paper from Basic Grey (an old pack which is sadly almost extinct in my house). Finshed with a cute charm on baker's twine and my favourite doodling... voila... my little masterpiece (ahem that's meant as an arty joke).

Have a look at the other super creations made by the rest of the DT, and for all the details of the yummy prize which is supplied by Ribbon Carousel, go to Di's Digi Designs Challenge!

Thanks for your visit!
Shelly x

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sweet Stampin' - How Charming

Good morning! It's sunny here today, if a little chilly! Well that's it, summer is officially over as today is the first day of autumn! So in honour of autumn, I've gone with a leaf theme and golden colours for today's card which is my GDT creation for Sweet Stampin' Challenge. Our theme this week is HOW CHARMING... we'd like to see charms!!!

I just love this cute digi stamp, I snapped it up at Pollycraft before Paula closed her store! The image was so nice to colour, I think I might be using this one a few times! As usual I've added my signature doodling on the card! The flowers wer cut out of the papers I used, not something I usually do but in this case I thought they were perfect.

Pop over to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog to see some more charming creations, and to check out the prize from our sponsors Emerald Faeries and Joanna Sheen! Have a lovely autumn weekend!

Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card in the challenge at:
Stampin' for the weekend - Feeling Floral
Joanna Sheen Challenge - So Sweet (I just love this image)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Hazy Shades of Autumn

So Charming
Image - Pollycraft, Papers - My Minds Eye, Colouring - Promarkers

Monday, 17 September 2012

Script & Gold

This is gold, right? Not orange, gold... like the jersey in the Tour of Britain cycle race!!!

Ok, now that's cleared up... the lovely Keeley has chosen our theme today at Cupcake Craft Challenge, and she'd like us to create something using SCRIPT & GOLD... yes GOLD (not orange... well I suppose my card is kinda orangey)! My cute image is 'School Pinkette Chloe' and has been kindly supplied by Tickled Pink Stamps, one of our fab sponsors this week! Sadly, Tickled Pink Stamps will be closing down, so get across and grab some stamps while you can! Our other sponsor this week is Crafts U Love, who are offering a £15 gift voucher for the winner. Yipee! Pop over to the Cupcake blog to see all the other DT creations, gorgeous as always girls! 

Hope you can join us, thanks for popping by today!

Shelly x

Script & Gold
Image - Tickled Pink Stamps, Colouring - Promarkers, Papers - My Minds Eye, Sentiment - Stampavie

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Candy Time at Cupcake!

Over at Cupcake Craft Challenge we have Candy, generously provided by Marianne Design. But why? Good question!

By popular demand, it's finally here: the Marianne Design catalog. The complete overview of all Creatables and Craftables, and overviews of the stamps and other products. Marianne Design has put everything together in themes, and of course it's filled with beautiful examples and inspiration. And to help you to keep track of your dies, they've added check boxes as well, easy right?

If you want to know more about Marianne Design products and sales addresses, click on the catalogue in my sidebar.

So, the candy? Here it is:

Wanna chance to get your mitts on it? It's as easy as one, two, erm, that's it! Here's what you need to do:
  • Add the picture below to your sidebar and link it back the post at Cupcake Craft Challenge HERE (we'll be checking!)
  • Add your name to the Linky Thingy at Cupcake
Job done!

We'll be closing this candy at 8pm GMT on Sunday 23 September 2012, so be quick.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sunny September Day

Hello again! This is my second post for today, my Guest Design Team card for Sweet Stampin' Challenge can be found below ;)

Well I have to tell you, it's a lovely sunny September day here! It's starting to look like autumn as the leaves are already dropping, but the sun is still shining! Hooray!

We have a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, and this fortnight we'd like to see you using multiple punches/die cuts! On my card above I have used two punches for the scallops & trellis detail. My gorgeous image is of course from Di's Digi Downloads, she's called DAISY and you can find her HERE!

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs, who are kindly offering the lucky winner a voucher to spend in their store! Hope you can join us!

Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at:
Totally Gorjuss - Pink & Green

Image - Di's Digi Downloads, Colouring - Letraset markers, Punches - Stampin' Up & Martha Stewart, Paper - Wild Rose Studio

Simply Thank You

It's my 3rd week as Guest Designer at Sweet Stampin' Challenge and this week it's all about the words! We'd like to see you use a sentiment as the focal point of your creation... obviously I've gone with Thank You. I've teamed the sentiment up with some pretty floral papers and a cute gingham ribbon and there you have it! Quick and easy for those ever so useful 'Thank You' cards!

If you'd like more inspiration and full details of the prize from our sponsor this week, pop over to the Sweet Stampin' blog! Our fabulous sponsors are Stamp & Create and Joanna Sheen! Have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for popping by!

Shelly x

Simply Thank You
Sentiment stamp - Penny Black, Floral papers - Pink Petticoat

Saturday, 8 September 2012

My 1st Christmas Card for 2012

Good morning to all my blogging friends!

Now, I thought rather than do my usual last minute dash to do Xmas cards, and then end up buying some, I'd start a little earlier this year! To be honest I just struggle to create festive cards when it's 30°c outside... sorry for all of the people in the UK who have already turned their heating on! I used to be one of you!

Anyway, as I am Guest Designer at Sweet Stampin' Challenge for the month of September, I was inspired to create my festive card by the theme this week which is WHITE ON WHITE. Isn't she just the cutest angel ever? I've kept it really simple, no papers, just a plain blank white card, with a few details added. I didn't add much as I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card. If you'd like to see more inspiration for the challenge, pop by the Sweet Stampin' blog where you'll find loads of fabulous creations, and details of the fabulous prize from our sponsors Letraset, Iva Nova Chest and Joanna Sheen!

Hasn't the Paralympic Games been fantastic, I can't believe it's almost over :( All the athletes have been such an inspiration, just goes to show that if you persevere and have courage, you can conquer anything!

Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card for the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Starting Christmas Early
Crafty Catz - Christmas

White on White
Image - Heather Ellis, Colouring - Letraset Markers, Punch - EK Success

Monday, 3 September 2012


Good morning! Hope you all had a lovely weekend... I spent mine with my nephew, we went mountain biking and quad biking... great fun but soooooooooooooo exhausting! Still, it was really nice to spend time together.

Today at Cupcake Craft Challenge Donna has chosen a gorgeous picture for our PHOTO INSPIRATION challenge, here's the piccy...
I've gone with the colours for my masculine birthday card (above). It's been a while since I've done a 'male' card, I really enjoyed it, but I struggled with the embellishments hence the "less is more" approach! I have to say, I do love this cheeky chappie 'Alf' from Digi Stamp Boutique... he's great for masculine cards and so easy to colour!

We have two fab sponsors... Mo's Digital Pencil are giving away 3 x $5 shop credits (so there'll be 3 lucky winners) and Simon Says Stamp are giving away a $20 Gift Certificate! But you've got to be in it to win it, so pop by the Cupcake blog to check out all the DTs creative craftiness, and then get creating!

Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at:
Digi Stamp Boutique - September Competition
ABC - W is for Wishes (Birthday)
By the Cute & Girly - Boys/Men

Image - Alf and beer (Digi Stamp Boutique), Colouring - Promarkers, Martha Stewart Punch, Card Candy - Craftwork Cards, Sentiment on PC

Saturday, 1 September 2012

GDT at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog!

Hiya peeps! This is my second post for today (my post for Di's Digi Designs Challenge can be seen below). Why... well I've been kindly asked to be Guest Designer at Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog for the month of September... I'm thrilled! Anyway, this week the challenge is to CREATE SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN INSPIRED BY A SONG/FILM. Straight away there was a song that flew into my head, in a manner of speaking, and that song is Birdhouse in your Soul! This song was a hit for They Might be Giants in the 90's... it definately gets into your head! You can find the song HERE on YouTube.

Hope you can join us this week at Sweet Stampin'! There's a prize from Papelitos Stamps and also Joanna Sheen up for grabs!

Shelly x

Back to School!

Uh oh... the weekend before going back to school... the holidays are finally over! The kids are probably moping around, whilst the parents are putting the flags out! Sound familiar? Mmm well I remember that I hated the "back to school" bit of the holidays, in fact I've got goose bumps just thinking about it! But sometimes it was nice, like when I was choosing my new coloured pencils etc... I've always loved colouring... except now it's with Promarkers!

So, BACK TO SCHOOL is the challenge this fortnight at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, so why not get out your colouring stuff, glue, scissors etc and come and join us? Take a look at the other DT creations, there are some great ideas to be had and there's a fab prize up for grabs from "SWEET STAMPS"! Oh and if you need an image just pop by Di's Digi Downloads, there's loads to choose from!

Shelly x

Back to School
Image - Di's Digi Downloads, Colouring - Promarkers, Paper - Basic Grey