Friday, 27 November 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #303 ~ Masculine

Oops I am running somewhat late today, was busy yesterday and forgot to shedule my post for today's new challenge over atn Crafty Catz where this week our wonder Christine has chosen the theme of 'Masculine' and we are sponsored by the wonderful
PRIZE ......$15 GC to the Fred She Said Store. 

Now a little while ago I was browsing round Hobbycraft and came across this wonderful little stamp and just had to have it!  I stamped it onto Kraft then heat embossed it with black powder and added a little black gem star, matted it onto black cs which was then added to more Kraft matted on black, The sentiment is again heat embossed and I finished off with a little wooden moustache I also heat embossed with black and some black gems. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #211 ~ Everything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #87 ~ Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ emboss/free/for a man
The Paper Shelter #229 ~ A Christmas card
Fab 'n' Funky #283 ~ Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks #274 ~ Masculine
Creative Fingers #98 ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 20 November 2015

More shades of blue!

Good evening, well here I am to share another card with you today, 2 in one day it's been a while since I managed that!  This card is made from papers and scraps I had on my desk from my Crafty Catz DT card this week hence more shades of blue!  This time I have used an image from Sami Stamps called 'Hot Cocoa' coloured with copics and spectrums, papers are from Barely Mine Designs and I have added some blue cs which I have embossed and chose to use the words here instead of any stamped sentiment and the card is finished off with some organza ribbon and 3 little white snowflakes oh and just a touch of glamour dust!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish #290 ~ wet or dry embossing
Crafting From The Heart #86 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #100 ~ Sprinkle
Crafty Sentiments  ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #228 ~ Brr it's cold outside (white/blue/silver/grey) 
4 Crafty Chicks #273 ~ Inspired by Christmas song ~ Baby it's cold outside

Thanks for stopping by x

Crafty Catz Challenge #302 ~ Shades of Blue

Good morning all, it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week the theme has been chosen by our fabulous Dianne and she would like to see 'Shades of Blue' and we have an awesome sponsor for you, it's 
prize...7 images of winners choice

The DT team were very generously given some images to play along with and boy have the ladies been busy and made fabulous pieces for your inspiration so be sure to hop over and check them out.  For my card I used Bug Snow Friends, coloured with copics and spectrums and lots of sparkle in the form of glitter, glamour dust and Detail Sparkle (that I had forgotten about!).  The papers are all from Bearly Mine Designs with cs from First Editions.  The button is using the Epiphany Crafts punch, the little snowmen are an x-cut punch then filled with glitter, the trees are PM and the branches and flowers are Die'sire and I added some little beads to them for some more sparkle! Hope you get time to join the Crafty Catz this week.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Wrap up warm
Crafting From The Heart #86 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Let It Snow
Creative Card Crew #100 ~ Sprinkle
Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A Little Holly Fairy

Ok, I've realised that the C word is actually not that far away and I really do need to get on with my cards so that they are ready to post! Without further delay here is one I have made today using a fabulous digi stamp from Charmed Cards And Crafts which I have had for several years and she always comes out at least once this time of year!  The colours are traditional but a little muted/vintage, the wonderful papers are Bo Bunny, again quite old but I do still have scraps of it.  The upturned flower pot is a Cricut cut and all the other die cuts are Die'sire dies, added a tiny bit of glamour dust to her dress and boot tops, well it would be rude not to!  She is also slightly raised using foam pads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #97 ~ Anything Goes
Come And Get It ~ Winter Hholidays
Crafting From The Heart #86 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #100 ~ Sprinkle
Creative Inspirations #336 ~ Festive fun
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 13 November 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #301 ~ Girls Only

So I am enjoying having Ria home for a few days just a shame I gotta work!  As it is Friday that means time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Anna has chosen the theme 'Girls Only' so masses of scope for pretty feminine pieces of creativity and we are sponsored this week by;

Prize 3 digi images

I have use the wonderful Jennifer Birthday for my card and used a mix of copics and first edition markers with touches of sakura stardust pens.  Background paper is  First Edition New Bloom and the cs and paper for the flowers are all cut from scraps.  The image, mat, sentiment and mat have all been cut on the Cricut.  The ivy, bird cage and bird, and flowers are all various diecuts and I finished my big tag off with some ribbon.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts #336 ~ Ribbons & Bows
Come and Get It #94 ~ Lots of sparkle (background paper is glittered, gems and sakura stardust dots around image, not easy to show in the photo)
Crafting From The Heart #85 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #26 November ~ Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #272 ~ Ribbon

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A Happy Little Post

The other week I won the challenge at Sweet Stampin' with this card

And this is the awesome prize I received in the post at the end of last week from Stix2, oh and a glue stick which seems to have missed it's photo opportunity! lol

And as if that wasn't happy news enough, while chatting to Ria via messenger and skype it turns out she has no lectures Wed-Fri so she is coming home for a visit.  I'm feeling really excited that when I finish work tomorrow at 8:30 she will be at home.  :) :) :)

Friday, 6 November 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #300 ~ Winter

Good morning well the weather here today in Dorset certainly fits with the theme over at Crafty Catz this week, our wonderful Aunty Sue wants to see Winter on our projects well looking out of my window this morning, we've got wind, rain, fog and it's cold so I think that classes as wintry!  Just missing something else that I am not going to mention but is shown on my card! Anyway we have a wonderful sponsor for you, this week it's
So onto my card which should have been nice and easy and straightforward but everything that could go wrong did but I wont bore you with all the details but is safe to say I now have a little less hair! lol  So I have used this cute image from Crafty Sentiments Designs and coloured him with copics, spectrums and first editions, added glamour dust to his snow balls and liquid pearls and a touch of flower soft to his hat. Cut him out and layered him onto the background which has been embossed with swiss dots, some ribbon and a bow, added the stamped sentiment, matted it all onto some blue cs and added the die cut mittens, He turned out ok in the end!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Dies and/or punches
Allsorts #335 ~ Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges #310 ~ Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #26 ~ November Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #84 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #280 ~ Dies and/or punches
Creative Inspirations #334 ~ Sparkle
Creative Fingers #97 ~ Anything Goes

Friday, 30 October 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #299 ~ Tag it

Good morning, well here we are it's Friday, boy does it seem to come round quick at the moment, I seem to be ever playing catch up, mind you I have been working extra hours at work so that kinda reduces my 'me time' somewhat, still never mind.  Right as it's Friday that means new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it is the turn of our wonderful Janette to host and she has chosen the theme 'Tag It' so we need to see a tag somewhere on your creation or you could make a tag.  We have a fabulous sponsor this week too ...

 $10 Gift Certificate

So I decided to make a tag and I also included a tag on my tag! lol I have used the fabulous image Pizza Chef from our very generous sponsor.  He is coloured using copics, spectrums and first edition markers.  The base tag is quite big 8.5 x 4.5 and I covered it in some gingham paper as it reminded me of a table cloth! The flowers and pocket and smaller tag are some red paper that I got in a bundle, the flowers are Die'sire dies and the white branches are a die cut too.  The smaller tag is a sizzix die cut and is the bigger of a set of 3 then onto that I have matted a recipe for friendship that I found on the internet, there are loads of them! Finished off with some eyelets, a hello friend cuttlebug die cut and some pearls.  I have given this to a friend at work who needed a little cheering up and I'm happy to say it was gratefully received.
I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #83 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #25 ~ October
Creative Card Crew #99 ~ Over The Edge
4 Crafty Chicks #270 ~ Anything Goes