Sunday, 29 March 2015

An Easter Treat

Hello, just thought I'd pop on and share a card I've just finished, I don't really send out a lot of Easter cards just a couple so here is one of them.  I used a super cute image from Crafty Sentiments Designs called Benson Bear Sweet Egg, coloured with copics and spectrums, paper is Craft Creations XOXO, love it's pastel shades, I added some scraps of coloured cs, some beaded string (from Lidls), die cut btterflies, card candi, some eyelets and a stamped sentiment.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly ~ A Cut Above
Crafting For All Seasons #98 ~ Pastel Hues
Simply Create Too #82 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #139 ~ Easter
Creative Fingers #73 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #99 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #219 ~ Easter
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #87 ~ Something Yummy to eat
Sweet Stampin ~ Easter
TFL

Friday, 27 March 2015

Crafty Catz challenge #272 ~ Whimsical Fantasy

Good morning, I hope this post finds you all well and looking forward to the weekend, I certainly am as I have a 3 day weekend this weekend, Yay!  Anyway as it is Friday that means that it is time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Naomi has chosen the theme of 'Whimsical Fantasy' and we have a fabulous sponsor too

winner of your challenge a $10 gift certificate to spend at the Make it Crafty store

The DT were extremely lucky and got to choose an image from MIC to play with and I was even more lucky coz a friend gave me a voucher for MIC so I picked a few more up at the same time.  I actually combined 2 of the images together to make my card.  First of all I chose a digi paper from Raspberry Road Designs then in Photoshop Elements 5 I added 'Gnomey Drew' and once he was in position I added 'Whimsical Mushroom' 3 times and flipped one of the mushrooms. This is one of the reasons I love working with digi images, so much flexibility. With everything in the right place I printed it off and coloured the mushrooms and Drew with a mix of copics and spectrum pens & pencils.  I added the little gold mushroom charm with some natural twine and then matted the picture using Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges.  
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #233 ~ Anything Goes with nature
Crafting from the heart #52 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ A Cut Above
TFL

Friday, 20 March 2015

Aurora Spring Butterfly

ooh did you see last weekend, Unky at The East Wind had a sale on some of her digis?  Well I got myself one of those images and here is the card I have made with Aurora Spring Butterfly.  The first thing I knew about this image was that I wanted to colour her hair differently not blonde/brown/red so while I was looking for papers to use I happened upon my First Editions Bloom pad and then I knew! lol pinky/purple cs is from DCWV Indian Summer matstack, the other cs is Coredinations.  I'm loving this new ticket die I got a few weeks ago and the butterflies as a JS die.  The image is coloured with a mix of copics and spectrum pens and pencils.















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The East Wind #27 ~ Spring in her step
Crafty Boots ~ Spring
Not Just Cards #15 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart #51 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Happy Anything
Die Cuttin' Divas #207 ~ Welcome Spring
The Paper Shelter #195 ~ Spring Delights
Creative Fingers #72 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #98 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Crafty Catz challenge #271 ~ No Designer Papers

Good morning, well here we are at Friday again and I'm enjoying my day off as I'm working the whole weekend (2 x 12 hour shifts with a sleepin in the middle Yuk! lol) Anyway as it's Friday that means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Nina has chosen the them of No Designer Papers and we have a fabulous sponsor for you too, this weeks it's ...
prize...7 images of winners choice

For my card I have used a wonderful Bugaboo image Thank you Flower Ladybird.  The image has been coloured with copics and spectrums and I added glossy accents to the ladybird and liquid pearls to the flower centre, the image is matted on to black cs and then on to  red mirriboard which doesn't really show in the photo.  A nice and easy quick card to put together, so now it's over to you the whole team is looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #302 ~ Flowers and Pearls
Not Just Cards #15 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #51 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Boots ~ Spring
TFL

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Tulip Fever

Good morning and Happy Mothers Day to all the mums tuning in today, hope you all have a fabulous day and get spoilt rotten.  Anyway I'm here to share my other Mothers Day card, this one went to my mum and I know she has received it and loved it.  I had real fun with this one as I was using my new Cricut cartridge, Elegant Edges, and one of my favourite colour combos of pink and green.  All the papers are from First Editions Blank Canvas.  The tulip image is from Delicious Doodles (sadly no longer trading) and I paper pieced them, so no colouring on this card (shock horror! lol) The Mum part was made using a cut from the Elegant Edges and welding it with a cut from Beyond Birthdays then I raised it up over another plain piece. Finally added some ribbon from my stash.  Kept this one flat as it was going through the post.























I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers #134 ~ For a special woman
Papertake Weekly ~ Mums the word
The Paper Shelter #194 ~ Girly #3
Fab 'n' Funky #250 ~ Focus on the image
Crafting for all Seasons #97 ~ Girly Girls #3
Creative Fingers #71 ~ Anything Goes #2
Sister Act Card Challenge #07 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #217 ~ Mums
Gem of a Challenge #140 ~ Pretty in Pink
TFL

A Rose by any other name

Did you know that The Paper Shelter are having a DT call, details are here?  So I knew I had to give it a try and in the process made one of my Mothers Day cards!  I used the beautiful image Rose that I won a little while ago and hadn't had the chance to play with yet.  I have coloured her with a mixture of copics and spectrum pens and pencils.  I teamed her up with some papers from Bearly Mine Designs and used a new Cricut cartrdige that I treated myself too recently (Elegant Edges) which I just love!  The die cut butterflies are a JS die the ribbons are from my stash and I added a stamped sentiment and liquid pearls.  

So here is my entry into the Paper Shelter DT call.





















I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers #134 ~ For a special woman
Crafting From the Heart #50 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Mums the word
The Paper Shelter #194 ~ Girly#2
Crafting for all Seasons #97 ~ Girly Girls #2
Creative Fingers #71 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #97 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #217 ~ Mums
Allsorts #302 ~ Flowers & Pearls
TFL

Friday, 13 March 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #270 ~ Buttons & Bows

Good morning!  Its my turn to host the new challenge over at Crafty Catz this week and I chose a nice easy one  for you all, Buttons & Bows.  We have a great sponsor for you this week, it's 


Prize 3 digi images

But just before I share my card with you I'd like to tell you that we are having a GDT call and we are looking for someone to join us for 3 months starting in April so if you're interested just add GDT after your name when you link up your project.  So the DT got to play with some fabulous images from our sponsor and they have made lots of gorgeous inspiration for you.  I have used the image Birthday Fairy, coloured using copics and copious amounts of glitter here and there! Papers are First Edition New Bloom, added buttons to the image and then made a little bouquet of flowers and tied them with a bow and finished off with a stamped sentiment on a ticket die cut which is part of the new craft stuff I got recently.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy for Challenges #276 ~ put a bow on
Robyns Fetish #254 ~ Pearls or gems ~ string of pearls with the flowers
Come & Get It ~ 3-2-1, 3 embellishments, 2 dps & 1 image
Crazy Challenge #192 ~ Happy Birthday
Crafting From The Heart #50 ~ Anything Goes #2
Little Red Wagon #280 ~ Cute, cute, cute
The Paper Shelter #194 ~ Girly
Crafting for all seasons #97 ~ Girly Girls
TFL

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Witches Brew

This months freebie from the East Wind via their newsletter was a fab Unky cartoon and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to play but it's taken until now to have the time.  That's not to say this came together easily, far from it but I do think I know why it took me a couple of days to get it finished!  I had lost my desk!  There was so much stuff on it that I didn't really have proper space to work in, my family joke that I have a big desk but only work in 6inches of it, well I didn't even seem to have that so this evening I cleared everything I had no intention of using out of the way then I sat down and sure enough it all came together! lol

I have made a wall hanging and I had a lot of fun with this one, Unky 003 is coloured with a mix of copic and spectrum pens and pencils.  Took me a while to decide on hair colour but once I settled on the background paper I knew what colour hair! The web and lantern were cut on the Cricut, the bats, clock face and grass are all dies and I embossed the cs with notebook folder and then hand wrote, YES hand wrote the Witches Brew which is from the Disney TV movie Halloween Town 2 (Not that I've seen it but I found the song on the good ole internet just be searching witches brew as I knew there just had to be something out there! lol I finished off with some doodling round the edge of the image as doodling is the challenge over at TEW.  This originally started out as a gift for a friend who loves witches but I'm not so sure I can let it go! lol













I would like to enter this wall hanging into the following challenges:
The East Wind #26 ~ Doodle Doodle Doo
4 Crafty Chicks #236 ~ Green
Simply Create Too #80 ~ St Patricks Day or Mostly Green
Creative Fingers #70 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #216 ~ Anything But a Card
Sweet Stampin' ~ Green
Crafty Boots ~ Anything But a Card
Not Just Cards #14 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #50 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Friday, 6 March 2015

Crafty Catz challenge #269 ~ Song title to match your image

Good morning all, it's Friday so that means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it's the turn of our wonderful Christine to choose the theme and this week she would like to see a 'Song Title To Match Your Image'  Ooh I love these challenges, I always come away with lots of songs buzzing round in my head after visiting your blogs to see what you've done.  We have a wonderful sponsor this week too ...
Picture
And the DT were generously given some fantastic images to play with.  I chose this cute Leprachaun and the song that immediately sprung to mind was Kylie ~ I Should Be So Lucky!  The image is coloured with copics and spectrums with a bit of sakura stardust added to those coins.  The papers are Rasberry Road ~ CherryLimeaid.  The sentiment is pc generated and is the first line of an iriah blessing, the corner is cut on the Cricut, I put some foam pads under the bird to make him a little more dimensional and I finished off with some ribbon and gems.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ All or Nothing (Layers)
Robyns Fetish #253 ~ Use a digi
Sentimental Sundays #248 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #14 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #49 ~ Anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #82 ~ Green
Simply Create Too #80 ~ St Patricks Day or use mostly green
TFL