Tuesday, 3 March 2015

D'Ya Eva?

D'ya eva get, d'ya eva get one of those cards?!  Sorry went a bit Elvis GI blues there!  Anyway do you ever get one of those cards that spends about 3 weeks or so in bits and pieces being pushed around your desk and never really seeming to come together no matter what you try?  Well tonights card is one of them and I'm not entirely sure that I'm happy with it now but I had to finish it or bin it so finish it is what I did! lol.  I like the different elements like the papers First Edition Neroli pad and the cute Anya stamp which I have had for ages and not used for quite some time.  The other elements are red cs, red gems and the spotty organza ribbon oh and liquid pearls in red and blue.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar #135 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #69 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #95 ~ Anything Goes
Art By Miran #26 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' ~ All or nothing (layers)
Not Just Cards #14 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #49 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Friday, 27 February 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #268 ~ Use your punches & dies

Good evening, my apologies for posting so late, I had intended to shedule this yesterday when I got back from work but things didn't go as planned.  I started the day with a miserable drive to Dorchester in fog and rain for a training session but was unable to take part in the training as my thumb isn't quite back to full fitness!  Got back to the car in the rain, having paid £4 to park all day and only being there half an hour, noticed back tyre needed some air so there I am in the car park in the rain with the compressor but no air going in, so feeling very damp and fed up off I went to the nearest garage and 50p later inflated tyre, checked the rest while I was at it too, well had to get my 50ps worth!  Feeling even more fed up I decided to take an unexpected trip to the Range for some well deserved retail therapy!  So a few crafting goodies later I drive home in the fog and rain and when I get back work has phoned so I return the call only to find they need me to go into work, so much for my idea of taking it as a holiday day!  Towards the end of my shift one of our tenants becomes quite ill, so much so that I ended up getting the paramedics out.  All is good now but by the time everything was done I left work at 12.30 this morning instead of 9.30 last night! lol

Still enough of my trials and tribulations the reason we are here is for the new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it is the turn of the gorgeous Dianne and she would like you to use your Dies & Punches.  We are sponsored this week by
Digistamps4Joy SHOP
PRIZE  5 DIGI IMAGES OF WINNERS CHOICE

Wonderful and the DT were able to use some fabulous images from our generous sponsor.  I have used this cute mouse in a fishing boat and he has caught the sentiment also by our sponsor, coloured with copics and spectrums with a little glamour dust added to the water.  Background paper is MME Funday and then I used my JS starburst die to embellish adding glamour dust to to one of the stars.





















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #231 ~ Anything goes with Birthdays
Crafty Boots ~ Use a sentiment (#4)
Crafting From the Heart #48 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Take Your Pick ~ Kraft card
Tuesday Throwdown #233 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons #96 ~ Dies &/or punches (#2)
Brown Sugar #135 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Friday, 20 February 2015

Crafty Catz challenge #267 ~ Special Lady

Good morning, it's Friday and time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and the theme this week has been picked by our gorgeous Anna and in celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March Anna has chosen the theme of  'For A Special Lady' and the super sponsor for this challenge is
prize...7 images of winners choice
And the DT were given some fabulous images from our very generous sponsor to play with.  I chose a wonderful Stella image called Stella Identity Theft and it has a sentiment to match, half of which is on the front of my card and the other half inside it.  I've kept it flat to go in the post and matted everything on black cs.  The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, I wanted the look of a whitewashed wall for the background and then went with the typed piece as it made me think of old police reports, Stella is coloured with Spectrums and on the inside I matted the rest of the sentiment on black cs and then a piece of the typed paper.   I think this will appeal to my Mums sense of humour (and it won't be long before it arrives mum! lol)




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish #251 ~ Square Cards
Crafty Boots ~ Use a sentiment #3
Crazy Challenge #191 ~ For my Mum
Crafting from the Heart #47 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Pretty In Pink

I just thought I'd share with you a card I made back when I had no phone or internet.  It was made to be a part of a challenge over at Crafty Catz but we didn't get the internet back in time so I thought I'd share it here now!

I have used a wonderful Rick St Dennis image and coloured her with copics and spectrum pens & pencils.  The papers are Family Ties from First Editions, the butterflies are a JS die, the floral corner is a magazine freebie die (can see that getting lot of use) and a flower punch finished off with a stamped sentiment and some liquid pearls for the flower centres.



















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aloha Friday #41 ~ Favourite colour combo ~ just love pink & green
Creative Fingers #67 ~ Anything Goes #2
Crafts 4 Eternity #213 ~ Twos ~ 2 butterflies
Simply Create Too #79 ~ Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish #251 ~ Square Cards
Crafty Boots ~ Use a sentiment
Not Just Cards #13 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting for all seasons #96 ~ Dies and or punches
4 Crafty Chicks #234 ~ Things with wings
TFL

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Using some freebies

I had some freebies off a magazine recently but have only just got round to using them.  I wanted to acheive a warm indian summer type of feel to this card to match the stamps and embossing folder. I used an orangey cs and stamped in versamark round the edge of the bottom piece then heat embossed with clear and then rubbed an caramel ink round the edge.  Inked round the edge of the dry embossed panel too before matting that onto some darker orange cs then finished off with a sentiment stamped in caramel ink and used the cricut to cut out the sentiment and matching mat. A bit different for me but I do like it. 




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Fingers #67 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #93 ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #79 ~ Anything Goes
Come and Get It ~ Birthdays
Crafty Boots ~ Use a Sentiment
Crafting From The Heart #47 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #81 ~ Birthday with a Sentiment
TFL

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day

Good afternoon, well I thought I'd share with you a card I made for Ria to give to her boyfriend today.  Now neither of them are really into the hearts and flowers type of things, although that's not to say he isn't romantic because he is and he is very thoughtful, so when I remembered I had this wonderful image from Saturated Canary it seemed the perfect choice, so I set to and Ria was very pleased with the end result.  So here we have a valentines card with a bit of a difference!

The papers are all scraps of the Natural Stack from DCWV, sentiment was generated on the pc and edged with copper embossing powder.  The image is coloured with copics and spectrum pens and pencils.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #230 ~ Anything Goes with Love
Robyns Fetish #250 ~ Valentines card
Crafty Cardmakers & More #132 ~ Love, Love, Love
Crafting from the heart #46 ~ Anything Goes #2
Tuesday Throwdown #231 ~ Love is in the air
4 Crafty Chicks #233 ~ Valentines
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #84 ~ Love is in the air
Thanks for stopping by it's so nice to be back in blogland after a forced break! lol

Friday, 13 February 2015

Crafty Catz challenge #266 ~ For the boys

Oh wow!  I'm back at long last, I have been at a total loss without my landline and internet connections and its been 3 very difficult weeks but I'm back now and what better way to get back into the swing of things than with a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz.  This week is the turn of our wonderful Aunty Sue to choose the theme and she has picked 'For The Boys' and I must say the super talented ladies of the DT have made such fabulous inspirational pieces. We have a wonderful sponsor too in the shape of 

CCO has a brand new blog in 2015, Everyday Moodlings Come join us for the theme of the week and be challenged to use all of your craft supplies during the coming year. We  offer ideas, tips, tutorials, and crafty inspiration.
We are excited to be sponsoring Crafty Catz Blog. You can view our class list on our website at www.CraftClassesOnline.com. We continuously update our website with new workshops, so check back often. Become a subscriber to our newsletter and gain access to our FREE class, “Ink Essentials”! Come visit us on our Facebook page, too. One lucky winner will receive a free seat to an online workshop valued at $25 or less.  Good Luck!

To your challenge winner we offer a free seat to any of our online workshops found on the CCO website with a regular price of $25 or less. Winners have until the end of May 2015 to claim their prize.

Ok so now its down to business, I used a wonderful image called Dudley balloons and it is an old image from Pollycraft Designs which I have had for quite sometime but this is actually the first time I have used him!  I don't know why as he really is a cutie! lol.  So he is coloured with copics and spectrum pens and pencils, the papers are from DCWV glitter stack and are all scraps, even the piece of green cs in the background is an off cut, the balloons are a Quikcuts die and I used some metal photo tabs and brads which I have had forever!  Finished off with a peeloff sentiment.















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Open Minded Crafting Fun #29 ~ No Red & No Pink
A Gem of A Challenge #137 ~ Lots of layers
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Use a punch or die cut
Crafting from the Heart #46 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #12 ~ Anything Goes
TFL