Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

I've had this halloween image for a very long time and have never coloured it... so I thought it was about time! It's an image from Pollycraft (which sadly no longer exsists), one of the Luna Bitterfrost series. I just had the urge to colour those pumpkins! And then I just had to make a card! Hope you likey ;)

I loved Halloween when I was little, my dad would help me to hollow out a turnip to make a lantern (did you know that originally turnips were used to celebrate Halloween, pumpkins appeared when the pagan festival was introduced to North America by the Irish and Scottish immigrants). I remember it always being windy and my lantern would blow out all the time (yep we used candles in those days, not torches)! Here in France Halloween isn't celebrated much, shame as I really looked forward to it as a kid! So for those celebrating Halloween, have fun!

Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at:
Passion For Promarkers - Fright Night
Totally Papercrafts - Spooky Halloween

Image - Luna Bitterfrost (Pollycraft)
Promarkers (Joanna Sheen)

Monday, 29 October 2012

Witches & Pumpkins

Good morning! Isn't it chilly now, I love central heating (when it's working... mine's on the blink, typical)!

Well, if you need warming up, grab yourself a cuppa, and snuggle up with your craft stash to make something for the new challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge, our lovely Delphine has chosen Witches & Pumpkins as this week's theme. All you have to do is include a witch, pumpkin or both on your project!

We're sponsored by Prairie Fairy, who kindly supplied the cute little witch image called Brewin Spells you see on my card! They're offering the winner a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in their store! Hope you can pop by the Cupcake blog to check out all the details, and also see all the spell binding (lol) creations from the Cupcake DT girls!

Hugs, Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at:
Cute Card Thursday - Something Scary

Supplies: Image - Brewin Spells (Prairie Fairy), Colouring - Promarkers/Flexmarkers, Background tree stamp - Penny Black

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Haunted House for Di's Digi Designs Challenge

Well it's a bright but chilly morning here... the kind of weather I love in autumn (not grey and damp as it's been for the last fortnight). My mojo is still inexistant, and on top of that I spent the day in bed yesterday with a sickness bug and migraine. I'm feeling a lot better today, the migraine has gone but I won't stay too long on the pc just in case ;)

Today we have a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, which is easy peasy... ANYTHING HALLOWEEN!! I'm saying it's easy, but I REALLY struggled with my card, I didn't feel inspired and hence I'm not happy with my creation. I totally love the image called Background Haunted House from Di's Digi Downloads, but could I heck do it justice! So my creation is rather CAS, not what I wanted to create at all. If you pop by the challenge blog, you'll see that the other DT girls have made fabulous Halloween creations! We are sponsored by My Craft Spot, and also Di will be offering up some of her fabulous Digi Stamps, so why not join us?

Have a lovely weekend,
Shelly x

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Feeling Blue...

Hello peeps!

I've been fairly absent in Blogland recently... I just can't seem to get the old mojo back! Maybe it's something to do with the weather... when I got up this morning it was so dark... remember to put your clocks BACK an hour this weekend! Another reason my mojo has gone is because I lost a friend a few weeks ago to cancer... 

Anyway, as I haven't posted many cards lately (mainly because I haven't made many) I thought I'd share the sympathy card I made for my friend's family, I never know what to make when it comes to sympathy cards so I kept this one very simple...

Take care, thank you for visiting me today,
Shelly x

Image - Printed from internet, Dry Embossing - Cuttlebug Script Folder, Satin Ribbon - Wild Orchid Crafts

Monday, 15 October 2012

Two's Company

Hello! Hope you all had a lovely weekend... the rain never stopped here, it was wet and miserable! The only good thing about miserable weather is that it's the ideal excuse to stay indoors and craft!

Well it's Cupcake Craft Challenge time, and this week it's my turn to pick our theme... I've chosen TWO'S COMPANY... basically I'd like to see two characters on your creations (this can be two people, two animals etc but it must be a character or person, not just a butterfly or bug etc as one of the characters).

Our first sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy, who very kindly supplied this cute image which is called Barry In Love... you can find it along with lots of other cute digi stamps HERE. Were also very lucky to be sponsored by My Mum's Craft Shop, who have some scrumptious crafty goodies in their online store, and have VERY reasonable postage rates! Pop by the Cupcake blog to see all the gorgeous creations my wonderful DT buddies have come up with (thanks girls for all your hard work for my challenge), and you'll also find all the details of the challenge, prizes etc!

Shelly x

Two's Company
Image - Digital Stamp 'Barry In Love' - Stamp Fairy, Colouring - Promarkers, Papers - Papermania Forever Friends 'Best Of British'

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Too Cute to Spook

Hello folks! It's done nothing but rain all week and I'm sick of it!

On a positive note though, it's perfect weather for crafting. So if you fancy a challenge, we have the theme TOO CUTE TO SPOOK over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight. That means anything Halloween related, but it must be cute and NOT scary! Pop over to see all the cute creations from my DT buddies! For my card I've used this super cute witch from Di's Digi Downloads called 'Come fly with me'... Di has lots of cute digi images, and not only for Halloween. My little witch is coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers.

We are sponsored by Sweet Stamps who are generously offering $10 voucher to spend in their online store! And don't forget, if you use an image from Di's Digi Downloads, you could be in with a chance of winning some cute digi's from Di's store!

Have a fab weekend, despite the weather! Thanks for your visit!
Shelly x

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Contented Cat

Good morning! It's decidedly autumnal weather here today... and the dark nights are definately closing in! Brrr!

I just thought I'd share a quick, simple card I made recently, I like having one or two of these sort of cards ready if I need one in a hurry. The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique, I just love the contented look on the cat's face... in fact my cat who is curled up on a chair next to me has the very same look!

To be honest I have been struggling a little with my crafting lately, my motivation (not only for crafting) has started playing hide & seek! I'd better find it soon... maybe I should buy some new stash? Hmmm...

Did you see the sequins & sparkles on Strictly last night? I was never really a big Westlife fan and didn't even know who Nicky Byrne was (bad I know), but I did sit up and take notice last night, that bum in those trousers...

Well, I have a PILE of housework to do {yawn} so I'd better give myself a kick up the behind! Enjoy the weekend and thanks for visiting today!

Shelly x

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at:
Digi Stamp Boutique - October Competition

Contented Cat
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique, Colouring - Promarkers, Sentiment stamps - Papermania

Monday, 1 October 2012

Think Pink in October

This week at Cupcake Craft Challenge, my lovely DT buddy Sari has chosen the theme THINK PINK, as October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We are sponsored this week by Heather Ellis, who kindly supplied this gorgeous snowman image for me to work with... he's just sooooooooo cute! I love Heather Ellis's images, they are so easy to colour and look fabulous. You can find more over at her online store HERE. Heather is kindly offering our random winner 3 images of their choice from her store!

We are very lucky to have a second sponsor for this week, Simon Says Stamp, who are generously giving away a $20 gift certificate to our lucky winner!

So lets see plenty of pink this month girls! Pop over to the Cupcake blog to check out all the pretty pink creations my DT buddies have made! And if you have a minute leave a little comment of appreciation, we always love to read you comments!

Thanks for popping by today!
Shelly x

Pink Snowman
Image - Heather Ellis, Colouring - Flexmarkers/Promarkers, Paper - Dovecraft Fancy Christmas