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Monday, 20 October 2014

Holly Girl

Just recently I was very lucky to get picked as a winner over at Not Just Cards and I won 3 Dilly Bean Images and here is a card I have made tonight with one of those images.  

Holly Girl Framed, I have coloured her with a mix of copics and spectrums, the background paper is from JS Victorian Christmas CD (and in order to find that I came across a whole heap of forgotten long stashed away stash! no longer stashed away! lol)  I then added some quikcutz holly leaves, white ribbon roses and red gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow #90 ~ Use your prizes/freebies
Creative Fingers #53 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #79 ~ Anything Goes
Art by Miran #17~ Anything Goes

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Witching Hour draws nearer

Now I don't really do Halloween in a big way but always make a card or 2 that just stay in my box! But I love to have a play with the fabulous images and papers, so this year is no different plus it would be rude not to play along with all those Halloween challenges around!  Love the Halloween Fantasy papers from Bearly Mine Designs which I have used here and I teamed this one up with a fabulous KennyK image (she is actually an Elf Queen!) and gave her a nice bubbling cauldron of something green and sparkly!  The cauldron and gates are cut on the cricut and the bats are cut using a little die which I forget where it comes from and they are cut out of a scrap of black glitter card.  I had to take several photos to give the overall effect of the card and I have to say I am really pleased with how this turned out, hope you like it too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Boots ~ Falling leaves and Halloween
Crafting From The Heart #40 ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges ~ October ~ Halloween
Papertake Weekly ~ Super Fly
Little Red Wagon #259 ~ spooky spooky
The Paper Shelter #178 ~ Monsters or mythicals
Crafty Little Fairies ~ October ~ Only one dp
Sweet Stampin' ~ Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge #130 ~ Create a scene

Saturday, 18 October 2014

A quick little Christmas card

Just thought I'd share this little Christmas card I made last night, which for me really didn't take very long and it worked just as I'd planned it in my head!  Now that don't happen too often! lol.

Anyway used a fabulous KennyK image coloured with spectrums, white gel pen and glitter, dp is MME (old pad!) stamped sentiment and finished off with some little red beads and bells.  Had to get Ria to thread the needle as I really couldn't, stupid what little things you take for granted, still cant hold a piece of paper in order to cut it with scissors so have to wait for Ria to be around for that too! lol 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
KennyK's Krafty Krew #182  ~ Anything Goes (twist Christmas)
Crafting from the Heart #40 ~ Anything Goes 
Fab 'n' Funky #233 ~ Christmas
Creative Fingers #53 ~ Always Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #79 ~ Anything Goes
Chocolate, coffee & cards #76 ~ For the boys
Art by Miran #17 ~ Anything Goes

Friday, 17 October 2014

Crafty Catz #281 ~ Black + 1

Good morning all, well over at Crafty Catz we have a fabulous new challenge for you and our very own Aunty Sue has picked the theme and she wants to see Black + 1 other colour (white, hair colours and skin tones also allowed) and we are sponsored by 

Prize 3 digi images

So for my card I actually had a commission for a Star Wars themed card for a young man who's favourite character is Darth Vader but I really couldn't find a suitable image that I liked enough to use so I kinda improvised and used this fabulous Saturated Canary image and went with black clothes and a red light saber like Darth Vader and after teaming him up with a downloaded image of the Death Star which was mounted on to a star embossed background and then I added some wide red ribbon and his name is a Star Wars font.  The lady I made the card for was very pleased, so hopefully, was the little lad.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digi Makeover #162 Use Black
Crafting From The Heart #40 ~ Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #72 ~ Black Cardstock
4 Crafty Chicks #216 ~ Happy Birthday

Saturday, 11 October 2014

oh so thankful

Now when I got my newsletter from The East Wind I really wanted to join in the challenge using the wonderful freebie, Aurora Turkey and I just knew the freebie papers from Bearly Mine Designs would be the perfect accompaniment the only problem being my thumb and therefore my very limited crafting abilities at the moment but I persevered and finally managed to put my card together, albeit very slowly! lol but I did it! and here just in time for The East Wind Challenge is my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The East Wind #16 ~ Canadian Thanksgiving/Giving Thanks
Robyns Fetish #232 ~ Autumn Colours
Incy Wincy Designs ~ colour inspiration
Crafting from the Heart #39 ~ Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #258 ~ Giving Thanks
Aloha Friday Challenge #34 ~ dies and or punches ~ sentiment cut out wit a ticket die
Creative Fingers #52 ~ Anything Goes
TFL, now I'm off to find some painkillers and my bed! xx

Friday, 10 October 2014

Crafty Catz #280 ~ Autumn

Good Morning, well I remembered to shedule this weeks post!  and thankfully I had managed to get ahead with some of my DT work as I'm still struggling to get any proper crafting completed, but I'm cerainly trying! Lol.  

Anyway lets get down to business because this week over at Crafty Catz it's the turn of our fabulous Janette to choose the theme and she chose 'Autumn'. We have 2 wonderful sponsors for you as well this week.


So onto my card, well actually I made a large tag this week,  a while ago I bought a pack of large tags without really thinking about why, I liked the look of them and they only cost £2.50 and theres 25 of them.  Thought they'd be useful at some point! lol  Well when I saw the theme for this week and the wonderful pre coloured  image from Fred She Said I remembered some fabulous freebie papers from Bearly Mine Designs which included the recipe for pumpkin pie and my project was born!  I added some orange and green organza ribbon, some sunflowers and little wooden leaves and pumpkins that were originally glued to some ribbons I bought in Lidl, the little beaded sections were with the ribbon too.  Rather like how it turned out and am working on a Christmas Gingerbread one (slowly lol) think I might make a tag book of my favourite seasonal recipes as I go through the year ... watch this space!

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Autumn
Allsorts #279 ~ Autumn
Great Impressions Challenge ~ October Challenge ~ Autumnal Elegance
Quirky Crafts #20 ~ Quirky Falling Leaves
OSAAT #221 ~ Anything Goes with Orange
Robyns Fetish #232 ~ Autumn colours
Crafting From The Heart #39 ~ Anything goes
Not Just Cards #03 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Lets Craft and Create #97 ~ Autumn
Fab 'n' Funky #232 ~ Anything with some ribbon
Ruby's Rainbow #89 ~ Autumn Leaves
Crafty Creations #273 ~ Use Orange

Monday, 6 October 2014


Hello all, sorry I've been M.I.A. recently, I had an operation on my thumb a week ago and I haven't been able to get into the craft room and unfortunately I didn't get my post sheduled for the Crafty Catz challenge on Friday so I thought I'd post it now, better late than never! lol

The challenge this week was chosen by our wonderful Kim and she wanted to see cards which included a sentiment and we are being sponsored by 
prize...7 images of winners choice
I decided to use one of the beautiful sentiment panels by our generous sponsor as the focal point of my card and I printed it directly on to some coloured cs (thumb was giving me trouble so no colouring was a tad easier! lol) and then I layered it wit dp and cs, the dp is from First Editions New Bloom pad.  I thend added some aqua organza ribbon, a bow and a fairy charm.  The base layer of dp is also foiled but I don't really think it shows in the picture.  So there you have it and I hope you will be able to join in with the challenge.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges ~ What did you say?
Creative Fingers #51 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #77 ~ Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy #124 ~ lots of pink or Breast Cancer
Digi Makeover #161 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #39 ~ Anything Goes