Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Mellow Yellow

Hi Crafters,
I'm here to share my DT card with you for Top Tip Tuesday.
The theme this week is 'Mellow Yellow' so we would  like to see your projects with the colour yellow in them.
There is a fabulous $12 gift voucher prize from our sponsor this time, Sami Stamps.
I decided to make a wedding card using 'Rose Bride', isn't she gorgeous?

Rose Bride - Sami Stamps
Artoc Speciality papers
SB Gold Elements One Corner Die
Organza Ribbon
Lili of the Valley Sentiment Stamp
Pearl Brad
Challenges I would like to enter:
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #73 ATG - Add a Sentiment
Sister Act - #99 ATG
We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge, if you need any inspiration then take a look at my teamies blogs and leave them some love while you are there too.
Thanks for visiting and a big 'hello' to my new followers, it's great to have you here and I hope you enjoy visiting again and again.
Bye for now,

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge # 7 - Feature a Critter or Critters

Hi Crafters,
Well it's nearly the end of March and it's time for another challenge from the Christmas Card Club. Maureen has given us the theme of Christmas with a Critter or Critters on our card. Here is what I have made...

Hobby House Christmas Kit
Pre-coloured Topper
SB Scalloped Squares Die
MFT Scalloped Banner Die
Challenges I'd  like to enter:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - March Challenge - Cute Critters
CHNC Challenge Extra - March Christmas Challenge
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Add Some Metal
Try it on Tuesday - Hats
ABC Christmas Challenge - F is for Frosty
CHNC Christmas Challenge - Stick it any which way you like
March Rudolph Days - Christmas
This is a great kit to use and I will be sad when I come to the end of it. I probably have enough for two more cards and that's it because they don't sell it anymore :(
Hope you are getting lots of crafting done, this will be my seventh Christmas card make for my box. I'm going to try and make more than one for each challenge to build up my stash ready for when it gets crazy on the lead up to Christmas - we'll see how that goes. Don't forget the links to the ladies blogs are in the tab at the top of this page if you want some inspiration for your Christmas makes. I will be round later for commenting, enjoy your day!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Sharing an Oldie on Friday

Hi Crafters,
I'm late to share my 'Oldie for Friday' today, it's been a busy one - craft fair this morning and taking my mum for an X-ray this afternoon but as Friday isn't over yet I think it still counts.
I'm joining in the fun with Erika over at Snappy Crafts so here is my oldie ...

Silhouette Cameo Cut Files - Golf Caddy and Golf Photo Frame
This was an order for a.. wait for it....golf lover for Father's Day last year.
It seems so long ago now that I made this and yet it is less than a year ! I have made so many cards in the past 18 months though, I guess that's the reason. If you want to join in with us and share one of your old crafty projects then give Erika a look on her blog.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend.
See you soon,

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #289 - Chocolate

Hi Crafters,
Mmmmm....Chocolate is the theme for the challenge at Passion For Promarkers this week. We'd like you to either have an image of chocolate or use chocolate colours on your project and your Letraset markers of course.
Letraset are our sponsors this time and are giving away a 12 pen set of Manga Promarkers, Steampunk colours, so a fab prize to aim for.
I've gone with an LOTV image of a box of chocolates on my card...

...in fact I've gone completely LOTV on this card, the image is 'Chocolate Box' coloured with my Pro/flex markers, the papers are from the 8 x 8 'Heartfelt' paper pad and the sentiment comes from their Vintage Labels Set 28 - Occasions Stamp set. All edges were inked with Vintage photo and matted on to kraft card.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Mojo Monday - #390 Sketch
I Love Promarkers - #261 Favourite Song (Sweet Like Chocolate - Shanks & Bigfoot)
In The Pink - Lots of Layers
Brown Sugar #138 ATG
Creative Fingers - #72 ATG
One Crazy Stamper - March challenge - ATG
Addicted To Stamps - #100 Celebration
Please take a look at the scrummilicious cards the DT ladies have created and leave them some love on their blogs.
Thanks for visiting me today and for your words of encouragement here.
See you soon,

Monday, 23 March 2015

Look Away Now !

Hi Crafters,
(I do not wish to be blamed for making you get more crafty stash)
I've had a few requests to share my crafty purchases from my bi-annual pilgrimage to the NEC last Thursday.
As I laid them out to take the picture I realised just how much I had bought but they were all things I NEEDED, you know how it is girls. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Magnolia stand there this year and just had to snap up some dies. I got some great bargains from the 'Every crafts a pound' stall and like Jacee I had to get some of the Beatrix Potter CD roms. I was also lucky enough to get the free £50 gift bag from Crafters Companion on the Pink Frog stall for being one of the first five customers although it isn't in the picture here. So all in all I was a lucky girl and had a fab time.
Any how, waffle over, this is what you have been waiting for...
I always stock up on cardstock while I am there as postage is very high on the net. I couldn't resist the Inkylicious and Lavinia stamps, I have some ideas planned for those and of course I needed more ribbons and lace.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my haul, good job it only happens twice a year though.
Happy crafting!

A Cutie from Wild Rose Studio

Hi Crafters,
I have made a card using this cute magazine freebie stamp and paper pad. It was one of the cards I made for my daughters' birthday last week for her Nanny to send to her. This image is so adorable and reminds me of my daughter when she was little.
I have coloured her with my Promarkers using the illustration on the stamp packet for inspiration and am really pleased with how she came out.

Blackberry Lane Paper Pad - Wild Rose Studio
Magazine Freebie Stamp - Wild Rose Studio
Spellbinders Lacey Circles Die
MFT Blueprint 14 Die border
Papermania 'Granddaughter' Stamp
Wide organza ribbon
Flowers - The Ribbon Girl
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - Happy.... Anything
Fussy & Fancy - #135 Girly
One Crazy Stamper - (March) ATG
Penny Black & More - Blossoms and Bows
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Spring Colours
Thanks for all your lovely kind comments of late and for your encouragement too. I have been a bad blogger recently too so I shall try to remedy that over the coming week.
Bye for  now,

Sunday, 22 March 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #116 Anything Goes/Purple Day

Hi Crafters,
Thank you so much for all the get well wishes, I really appreciated them and they cheered me up no-end.  I am feeling much better today but I must learn not to overdue things.
On to the job at hand though and it is a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create. This time we are celebrating Purple Day which is the 26th March and is Epilepsy Awareness Day. The challenge as always is Anything Goes but for the twist we would like you to use the colour purple or add purple ribbon to your project. We have three sponsors this week, links to their shops are below and here is my card using a polaroid shaker cut file from The Cutting Café.

Polaroid Cut File - The Cutting Café'
Cottage Cutz Fancy Lace Border Die
Joanna Sheen Harriet Lace Edger Die
Marianne Designs Flourish Die -  LR0116
Background paper DCWV The Cherry Limeade Stack
Pearl and ribbon trim
'Believe' Cut file on my Cameo
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels
Silver Micro Beads
Challenges I'd Like to enter:
(as I'm at a craft fair today I will link up later this evening)
Brown Sugar - #138 ATG
Sister Act - #98
Creative Fingers - #72 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #135 Girly
As I mentioned above we have three sponsors this week offering some fabulous prizes, they are...
Come and join in the fun this week and check out the other DT members makes while you are there.
Have a fabulous week and see you soon,

Friday, 20 March 2015

Sharing an Oldie this Friday

Hi Crafters,
How is everyone?
Well I feel like I have been run over by a steam roller today, I had a fabulous time yesterday walking round the NEC craft show at Birmingham and buying lots of crafty stash but today I am suffering with a flair up of Fibromyalgia and I ache all over. I've tried taking my mind off it by crafting but I just don't feel up to it, so I thought I would blog instead. I have rather a lot of cards and projects that haven't seen the spotlight yet so I thought I would join in with Erika at Snappy Crafts and post an 'Oldie on Friday'...

I used a Marianne Designs Cupcake die and some digital papers for this one, the sentiment is a stamp but I can't remember what set it came from and I haven't got any notes on this card so without looking through all my stamps I couldn't say. The border was made with a Martha Stewart punch and some ric-rac ribbon.
I will definitely be joining in with this weekly post again, it's fun to look back at what you have made in the past and also to see how your style has changed over time too.
Enjoy your day, it's quite sunny here now after the eclipse and the overcast start to the day, hope you are getting some sun too.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Buttons or Bows

Hi Crafters,
Another challenge has come around at Top Tip Tuesday - the weeks are whizzing by and we are already half way through March, where did it go?! The theme is 'Buttons or Bows' and we have two fabulous sponsors so that means two fabulous prizes.
I have used Umbrella Mouse by Bugaboo Stamps to make my get well card...

Image - Umbrella Mouse - Bugaboo
Papers - LOTV/Nitwit - Pastel Dreams
SB Large Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Magnolia Lovely Fence Die
Stampin' Up Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches
Sentiment - Hobby Craft Stamp
Organza Ribbon
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sister Act - #97 ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #71 ATG + Spots /Stripes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - #107 ATG
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #6 ATG
Our two sponsors are
Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your comments and encouragement.
Take care and have a lovely day,

Monday, 16 March 2015

Mother's Day Card

Hi Crafters'
Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day to those of you that celebrated it yesterday!
I'd like to share the card that I made for my mum.

CraftsUprint decoupage page
Embossalicious Vintage embossing folder
Wild Orchid Crafts Lace
Organza Ribbon
Pearl Brad
This was quite a simple card really, it was the cutting out of the decoupage layers that took most of the time, but very effective none-the-less.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Card Makers & More - #134 For A Special Woman
Papertake Weekly - Mum's The Word
In The Pink - For A Special Lady (please delete if this doesn't qualify)
Creative Fingers - #71 ATG
Fussy and Fancy - #134 Ribbons and Lace
Scribble & Scrap - #40 ATG
Thanks for visiting me today, I love to read all your comments and look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #105 Birthday Celebrations

Hi Crafters,
I think I will just scrape in by the skin of my teeth with this entry for the challenge over on Little Miss Muffet . They are celebrating their 4th Birthday and there was a free image to colour so here is my entry..

LMMS Image - Birthday Train
Papers - LOTV Up, Up & Away
Memory Box Die - Happy Birthday
Clearly Besotted Die - Cloud
MME Enamel Dots
Challenges I'd like to enter:
LMMS Challenge - #105 Birthday Celebrations
LMMS Challenge - #107 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #364 Celebrate
Sister Act - #97 ATG
Addicted To Stamps - #100 Celebration
I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day, I know I did - a lovely day spent with my two grownup daughters and both my mum and mother-in-law - a real family get-together, it was great.
Thanks for stopping by again today,

Christmas Card Club Challenge #6 - Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,
A nice easy challenge from Sylvie this time for our friendly CCC Challenge.
I have used my Hobby House kit again for a quick little card using the beautiful pre-coloured toppers and backing papers.

Hobby House Christmas Kit
Papermania Ribbon
Snowflake Charm
Swirl Bling
EK Success Scalloped Border Punch
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Completely Christmas - #54 ATG twist Add A Robin
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #71 ATG twist Spots and/or Stripes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - March Challenge - Cute Critters
CHNC Challenge Extra - March Christmas Challenge
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Add Some Metal
You'll find a list of the other ladies blogs in the tab at the top of my blog if you'd like to look at their makes for this challenge and I will be around later to comment, so have a great day whatever you are up to and see you soon,

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Cottage Cutz Cute Fox

Hi Crafters,
I bought a die recently from Cottage Cutz and couldn't wait to use it, it is so cute. I made a very simply designed card to make the die-cut the focal point. I used a digital background paper from Raspberry Road and a small sentiment stamped on to a cloud die-cut and that was it.

Here's a side view...

The die cuts out the various parts of the fox and using coloured cardstock I pieced them altogether, then I cut out a black silhouette of the whole fox and offset it behind the coloured fox for a shadow. Popped him up on foam pads, added my clouds and sentiment and there you have it, my simple CAS card.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #364 Celebrate
Hope you liked my cute, little fox card, I think he's adorable and can see him popping up again soon on a another card.
Well we have brilliant sunshine here at the moment albeit rather chilly and the washing and housework will not do itself so I had better get busy.
See you all soon,

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #287 - For A Special Lady

Hi Crafters,
With Mother's Day only a few days away our theme this week at Passion For Promarkers is 'For A Special Lady', so you can make a card for your mother, aunt, grandmother, sister, daughter etc. whoever is that special lady in your life.
I have chosen my youngest daughter, it is her 22nd birthday in a few days and so I have made this card using her favourite colours.

Butterflies of Hope image by Hannah Lynn
LOTV/ Raspberry Road Papers - Timeless Victorian
Tonic Butterfly Border Punch
Magnolia Frond Die
Joy Butterfly Border Die
Britannia 'Daughter' Die
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Gutterman Thread
Hobby House Bling
This is a first for me - distressing the edges of the design papers - I have seen so many lovely cards with this feature that I thought I would give it a try and I quite like the look I have achieved. I also hand stitched around the edge of the background layer - it took forever! this is an 8 x 8 card and seemed never-ending, but again I like the effect it gives.   
Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #259 Distress Those Edges
Sister Act - #96 ATG
Creative Fingers - #70 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #134 Ribbons and Lace ( feel free to delete if this doesn't qualify)
Addicted To Stamps - #99 Use A Number
The Ribbon Girl - Birthday Theme - use any image
Come & Get It - 3-2-1- Challenge (3 embellishments, 2 design papers, 1 image)
OSAAT - #232 ATG with Women
Crafty Card Makers & More - #134 For A Special Woman
Back to the challenge though and our Sponsor is Polkadoodles they are offering a fab prize so pop over to the blog and enter for your chance to win.
See you soon,

Sunday, 8 March 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge # 14 - ATG/Use Aquamarine in your Project.

Hi Crafters,
As always it's an Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create. but with an optional twist. The birthstone for March is Aquamarine so we would like you to use this colour in your projects.
We have two sponsors this week, Doodle Pantry and A Day For Daisies, I have used 'Mr Right' from ADFD to make an Anniversary card...

Image - Mr Right - A Day for Daisies
Crafters Companion Ornate Lattice Die
Tattered Lace Decorative Edged Circles Die
Spellbinders Lovin' Diamond Heart Centre Die
Sentiment Waltzingmouse Stamps
Organza Ribbon and Rose Ribbon
Mirri Card
Bling Brad
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Try It On Tuesday - Pearls for Girls
Creative Moments - #63 ATG/Spring Greens
Cute Card Thursday - #363 Die Cuts and Punches
I hope you can join us this week for our challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations.
Bye for now,

Friday, 6 March 2015

Clean and Simple

Hi Crafters,
I find the clean and simple style cards very tricky to master.  My style leans towards a more fussy and embellished look but I am determined to give them a go, I just have to be more disciplined in stopping myself from adding things to the blank spaces, so here goes...
...this is as CAS as I can get it for now...

A6 card embossed with SB Matting Basics Rectangle Die
Memory Box Grand Madison Window Die
Memory Box Modern Landscape Border
SB D-Lites Die 'Happy Birthday'
Distress Inks for the sky
Addicted To CAS - #58 Distress (Inks)
Sister Act - #96 ATG
Sentimental Sundays - #248 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #363 Die Cuts and Punches
Well this is a short and sweet post from me today, I'm still making stock for my stall, I have a fair tomorrow and one for the 22nd and then my Farmers Market stall on the 27th not to mention my order book in between that, phew. But I love making cards and projects and I get so much pleasure from it. Hope you all have a great day and that the sun is shining where you are.
See you soon,

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Use an Action Image

Hi Crafters,
I'm here today to share my DT card for Top Tip Tuesday. Now you can interpret the theme how you wish, an 'action image' could mean an image doing an activity like skating, cycling, running or it could be as I have chosen to interpret it as an action card. Here is my Penny Slider Card using 'Bunny on a Rocket from our sponsor this time which is Zlatoena's Designs...

Thick card base and top layer for support
Bunny on a Rocket Digital image - Zlatoena's Designs
Two Pennies
Star Stamps - Lavinia Stamps
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamps
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concorde
Two tone cardstock and various circle dies.
This was such a fun card to make and I loved colouring the little bunny image. I started by stamping random stars over the plain top card layer with clear embossing ink and heat embossed them. Than I inked the sky with Distress Inks, the embossed stars resist the ink and stay white and glossy. Then I spritzed with a water mister to create an outer space look. The planet was created using two different toned pieces of cardstock cut in to circles and using smaller circle dies I randomly cut out the craters and popped it up on foam tape. My image was coloured using my Pro/flexmarkers and attached to one penny with a foam circle. Another foam circle was sandwiched between that and the other penny making the slider mechanism. The tricky part was cutting the curved slot in the top layer of card, I made myself a template first as I didn't want to mess it up at this stage. Once the slot was made then the penny sandwich was inserted and the Rocket now slides and spins along the slot looking like Bunny is whizzing around the planet. That just left the sentiment and I had the perfect one from Clearly Besotted Stamps.
Hope you like my little Penny Slider Card, they are quite easy to make and some of the other DT members have made action cards too so please take a look and get some great ideas. You could win yourself two digital images from our sponsor this time if you are the lucky winner. I  look forward to seeing all your entries over the next two weeks.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #258 Animals
Crafty Catz - #268 Use your Dies and Punches
Brown Sugar - #135 ATG
Creative Fingers - #69 ATG
Country View Crafts - March Challenge ATG
Scribble & Scrap - #39 ATG
Sentimental Sundays - #248 ATG
Come & Get It - Emboss It

Thank you for visiting today and your comments are always welcome. I've been steadily trying to get round all of your blogs recently whilst also trying to build up some more stock for my stall so I apologise if I haven't managed to get to you yet but I have two craft fairs coming up and a Farmers Market event soon which is taking up quite a lot of my time, oh and the family need feeding once in a while, lol. I can see all your lovely creations coming up in my feed list but I can not always comment but be sure that I am following what you are up to and when things quieten down a bit I will visit.
Hope you are managing to stay away from all the nasty bugs and I wish you a happy Spring and hopefully some warmer weather.
See you soon,

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #5 Poinsettia - Any colour you like.

Hi Crafters,
Can you believe it is the 1st March already?! well it is and it's also another Christmas Challenge at the CCC. This time it was Margaret's turn to choose the theme and she has come up with a lovely challenge of 'Poinsettia' in any colour you like. I decided on cream and gold for my theme and here it is...

Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die
Crafters Companion Christmas Village Die
Dew Drop Brilliance Ink - Galaxy Gold
Brittania Dies - 'Merry Christmas'
Joanna Sheen's Ivy Flourish Die
Glitter Card
Gold Mirri
This was a very simple card to put together, once the Christmas Village was cut, embossed and inked it was just a case of layering it on to the glitter card and mirri card. Then layering up the poinsettia in the top corner, job done! Hope you like my festive offering today? Do check out the other ladies blogs (list in tab at top of page) for their gorgeous makes too, I read somewhere the other day that it was only 42 weeks to Christmas so we had better crack on with the card making :)
ABC Christmas Challenge - D is for Die-cuts
Cute Card Thursday - #362 Fancy Corners
Crafty Catz - #268 Dies and Punches
Completely Christmas - #52 ATG + Add some Texture
Brown Sugar - #135 ATG
Sister Act - #95 ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #69 ATG + Embossing
I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and wish you all well, see you soon,