Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Finally some time to craft!!

Crafting time has been fairly limited of late, especially last week with hubby on hol. as we had his daughter with us for the week, so spent time going out etc.
Finally today with nothing planned after a quick hoover round and little one dusting and eldest cleaning her room, I had time to play!
I managed to cover a few challenges to!
My first cards is for :
1) The Creative Cottage - christmas.
2) The Secret Crafter - make a start on christmas.
3) Sketch and Stash - sketch - used mirri board which has been in my stash for years, which have made the card quite weighty so must remember not to post this one!!!!
and this card is for :
1) Cupcake Crafts - Let's get digital - the image is a digi from Sassy Cheryl and the sentiment is a Whimsy digi.
2) Papertake Weekly - Just the one - one image, one paper, one piece of string, one sentiment!
3) Pollycraft - add a little nature - the string?
Well that's it for now, may get a bit of time to play again tomorrow, nothing planned as yet!!

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 119

Good morning, apologies for being late with the challenge yet again, it's these lazy mornings!!! We've got to get out of the habit as it's school and work for us again in under a week boo..hoo..!!!
We have the below sketch designed by Paola as our challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar and here is what I did with it. The image is one that I chose from our sponsor this week and is called 'best friends', I think it's so cute, and the girls are a bit like mine with the long and shorter hair, hence the blondie colours!!! All papers are from my celebration paper cellar pad, the sticky ribbon and flower have been in my stash for years!!!
So onto our sponsor who this week is :
and Daphne has very kindly donated the prize of 3 digi images of the winners choice.
To see more examples using the Bella images please check out the fab examples from the rest of the girls on the blog.

I would like to enter this card into the Lili of the Valley challenge which is 'let's go dotty for circles'.
and the Cupcake Crafts challenge which is 'Let's get digital' (as I've used a digi image!).

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Chairsma Cardz - so so hot!!!!!

Good morning, can't believe it's Thursday already, I so want the holidays to slow right down now, as not only does it mean the girls will be back at school (not a bad thing) but it means I'm back at work to!!!
Time for a new challenge at Charisma Cardz and this week we are going against the miserable weather and asking for 'hot-hot-hot' projects.
Sadly my printer has decided to play silly beggars so I couldn't use an image from our sponsor (DSB) so I used an image I had already got printed and cut out, yes my trusty dinosaur image from SJ's Little Musings, I have used him so many times and never tire of him!! Teamed him up with some paper scraps from my folder and a mixture of buttons, the sentiment is also one previously printed (when printing images I always end up with space at the bottom of the page so fill it with various sentiments which are always handy!). Please check out the blog for all fabulous prize details and to see the girls 'hot' examples!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 118

'The choice is yours' is the title of our new challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar, yes you can choose to make a 'shaker card' or use the following recipe - 3flowers, 2 buttons & 1 ribbon. I went for the easy option and used the recipe, just for time reasons of course!!!!
We were able to choose an image from Whimsy (our sponsors) to use on our projects, I so love Meljen's designs so chose penpal mouse as I thought it would be just perfect for note books, so this is what I made :
the notebook before it's makeover!!
I think it looks better, don't you?
Please check out the blog for prize details and to see the fabulous dt examples.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Charisma Cardz - Die cuts

Oooppss very very late with my post re the new Charisma Cardz challenge, apologies girls!! I forgot to schedule my post and was meant to be going out with my bestie and her boys, but unfortunately her youngest isn't well (needs an op.) so we have postponed it, and I ended up going shopping with my mum!!!
Anyhow, our challenge is to use 'die-cuts', I have used one of the Lili of the Valley die cut images that I got in the LOTV sale. I made this card for my MIL who isn't well at the moment, she has fluid in her lungs, went to hospital today and has to go back for a scan and has been told to take FIL with her next time (we are so hoping that doesn't mean bad news).

For prize details please see the blog.

I would like to enter this card into the Papertake Weekly challenge as I have followed their lovely sketch and also the Cupcake Craft challenge to use 2 papers/2 ribbons/2 flowers, and Happy Birthday to the Cupcake blog 2 years old wow!!!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A crimbo card and a woodland fairy

I decided it was about time I inked up my pollycraft stamp that I bought in the sale ages ago! There are some christmas challenges popping up and it certainly doesn't hurt adding to the christmas card pile! I have used the sketch from Friday sketchers and am also entering this for the Creative Cottage challenge which is 'christmas'! my second card has been caught by the light, apologies for the dazzling photo ugghhh! I have used up some paper scraps from my folder along with a woodland fairy image from Beccy and have followed the Sketch & Stash sketch, the sentiment is one I downloaded ages ago but can't remember where from?

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 117

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar and we are getting christmassy!! Yes we would like to see 'christmas in August'.
I've already made a handful of christmas cards, but it's nice to add to that pile, we all know the big day will be here before we know it!!
I've made yet another easel card lol, and it was the first outing for my new Craft Uk rubber stamping Santa & penguin stamps which I picked up in the sales months ago, and I must admit I love them!!! I have simply coloured them with coloured pencils, used papers from my stash and the ribbon is gorgeous I got it when hubby and I went away back in Feb it's organza with holly and berries on the edges .....yum!!!! another view!
I'm in a bit of a hurry at the minute, so please drop by at the blog for prize info and to see all the christmassy delights from the rest of the girls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :
1) Cute Card Thursday - treemendous.
2) Daring Card Makers - treemendous.
3) Create4fun - sketch.
4) Lili of the Valley - four seasons.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Charisma Cardz - Easel card

We have a new challenge at Charisma Cardz and this week I have chosen Easel Cards as these are my absolute favourite style of cards (well until something new grabs me!!).
I thought I would try a card without an image for this card, I recently bought a pack of 4 butterfly embellishments from Poundland, they are made of feathers and have lots of glitter making them sparkle (I now wish I'd bought more), I have used 1 of these as my focal point and I love it!! here is another view to show the easel style
We have 2 fabby sponsors :
THE CUTTING CAFE - who have donated 3 digi sets of the winners choice.
DONNA'S DEN - who have donated a lovely Greeting Farm stamp -Bree.
We have Amy and Tina with us as our guest designers, so please drop by the blog and take a look at their cards along with the rest of the girls, they've certainly done a fab job!
It's also lovely to see entries on the blog already, you girls are quick!!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Pollycraft - picture inspirations - colours = lime/pink/turquoise
Lili of the Valley - four seasons - I've gone for spring/summer with the butterfly!
Well have a fab day whatever you have planned. I'm baking for my cousins little boy lol, bless him he loves my coffee sponge and won't eat shop bought ones because they aren't as nice!!!!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sketch and Stash meets Papertake

As you can guess from the title of this post, my second card of the day combines 2 challenges!
1) Sketch and Stash - obviously the sketch - new image, old papers!
2) Papertake Weekly - Something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue - well I managed 2 of the list, the image is one of my new Lili of the Valley die-cuts and the main colour of the card is blue!

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 116

Good morning one and all! Well we've had a nice little break at A Spoon Full of Sugar, but we are now back and starting off the challenges with a sketch from Sonja.
I didn't make my card until yesterday, and then had to make it in a hurry as I was going out. I went for a male themed card as I wanted to have a play with this KennyK digi image I'd got printed out. The papers are from the Dovecraft masculine pad, including the sentiment and I went with buttons instead of flowers!! Our sponsor this week is Chi Chi Memories and Natalie has very kindly donated the prize of the super cute digi set called 'summer sun' -it really is sweet!!
The girls as always have created beautiful cards and it's lovely to have the super brave Michelle back with us, with a gorgeous card!
I would like to enter my card into the Secret Crafter challenge which is 'it's a mans world'.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Charisma Cardz - Teddy Bears

Good morning, I'm here at last!! Had a lazy start to the day with a nice soak in the bath, as yesterday I felt really awful and didn't sleep well at all well last night.
Anyways onto the new Charisma Cardz challenge which this week is 'teddy bears'. I was thrilled to bits when Lyndsey of Sassy Studios (one of our sponsors) designed an image especially for the dt to use for the challenge, the sassy studio images are gorgeous, grown up, and this little lady is no exception!! Quite a simple card, one sheet of dp the image and a handmade flower, but this is one I'll be hanging on to for quite a while, caus I love it lol!!! Do you have cards like that?

Our first sponsor with a fabulous $20 gift voucher for the winner is :and our second sponsor (as mentioned above) with a prize of 4 digi images of the winners choice is :

The girls as always have made wonderful examples and the teddy bears are looking great, don't forget to have a look!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :
1) Cute Card Thursday - Whateva!
2) Simon Says - Sing it Baby ~ "Just wanna be your teddy bear" ~ Elvis Presley!
3) Cupcake Craft - Distressing ~ I've distressed my papers to make the flower!
4) Daring Cardmakers - It's a girl thing.