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Friday, 27 April 2012

Meet Scilla over at Crafty Sentiments Designs

Hi, today I'd like to introduce you to 'Scilla' she is the newest digi image over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and she is available from today, she really is adorable. Iused my copics and stardust pens to colour her, the papers are all First Editions, New Leaf pad and I added some card candi, ribbon, flower and feather with jewels from my stash.  The feather embellishment I got at Easter and have been wanting to find the right card for it!

Do check out the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog to see some more gorgeous samples the DT have made.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sundays #160 ~ Loaded with layers 
Tuesday Throwdown #95 ~ Use some sparkle ~ one of th epapers is glittered and the gems really do sparkle when the light catches them right.
Crafts 4 Eternity #69 ~ Spring
TFL

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Meet Miss Piglet

Good morning!  well I said I'd be back and here I am this time with a card using one of the adorable Dog digi images available at Mad For Markers.  Today is the turn of 'Miss Piglet' and she is a dream to colour, I used copics C1, 3, 5, RV000, 02 10 and BG10.  Paper is from First Editions Dreamcatcher pad with some black cs, some black lace and pink organza ribbon and finished off with some black brads.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #68 ~ Something New ~ new image and paper
Crazy 4 Challenges #133 ~ add black cs
Crazy Challenge #116 ~ Feminine/girly
Cupcake Crafts #189 ~ Material Girl
TFL


Anzac Day at Mad For Markers

Today in Australia and New Zealand is Anzac Day which is the day they remember those that went to war but never returned and the sacrifice that was made.  In commemoration of this Sammi has designed this gorgeous image of Anzac Diggers.  I have used copics E00,21, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41 and YG95.  The poppy background paper is from a free image on line, the poppy is one I had last year for our own Remembrance Day here in the UK, the In Remembrance sentiment stamp is PaperMania and the ribbon and little gems are from my stash.  You really should stop by the Mad For Markers Blog and check out Sammi's wonderful images

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SCSC #182 ~ Inspired by a film ~ Gallipoli
2 Sisters #88 ~ Use a digi image
TFL and now I'm off to bed but I will be back later with another card.


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Party Time Tuesdays

This week Crafty Sentiments Designs is sponsoring Party Time Tuesdays and we were offered the chance to be GDT for their challenge which is Anything Goes + Kraft.  So I used my MME papers and used the 'oh so cute' Billy Back to School which is available at Crafty Sentiments Designs coloured with copics, I also used a Crafty Cutter border die also available at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  My sentiment is cut on the Cricut using the Beyond Birthdays cartridge.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #128 ~ Boys and Their Toys
OSAAT #110 ~ Anything Goes
TFL


Crafty Sentiments ~ For a child

Wow great response to lasts week challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and now its time for another and this week we would love to see your creations 'For a Child'  For my card I have used the adorable 'Flopsy' available at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I just love this image with his ice cream and those gorgeous long ears.  I coloured with copics and added a touch of sakura stardust to the nose and ice cream.  Papers are First Editions Dream catcher which I bought recently I love the fact that some are foiled.  Sentiment is PM Portobello Road collection, I added some little peeloff flowers and the butterflies are made with my Nellie Snellen double fold die.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the uber talented ladies on the DT have created for your inspiration and then jump on in and join the challenge we'd love to see your creations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend #8 ~ Sparkle & Shine
Fussy and Fancy Fridays #61 ~ Punches & Dies
Paper Sundaes #117 ~ Lets Get Cute
TFL

Friday, 20 April 2012

A birthday card

Today I am trying to have a ME day and this is my first card and I have used a KennyK freebie image Map boy and I coloured with copics and used the out of the frame technique to cut it out. My papers are First Editions Family Ties and I finished off with some ribbon, gems and a corrugated card star.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ~ Time to get cooking with Kenny K
(recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embelishments)
Our Creative Corner ~ Our boys and thier toys
Crafty Catz #129 ~ Stripes or checks
TFL


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Meet Mr Doll from Mad For Markers

Well you remember I said there were some lovely dog digi images available at Mad For Markers?  I just had to make another card and this one features Mr Doll and as soon as I saw him I knew he would be perfect for a 'sorry' card so thats what I have made.  I coloured him in using copics E31, 33,35 & 37 cut him out using a Go Create die which I then inked the edges of, the paper is DCWV Natural stack foiled which I distessed the edges of, added some ribbon and a tag cut using my BigShot with a computer generated sentiment using a free font called Bones then finished that off with a little button and some cotton.  Kept this simple as I really wanted Mr Doll to stand out.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC ~ N is for neutral
Allsorts #150 ~ Buttons & Thread
Stamptacular Sundays #159 ~ Freebie week
Digital Tuesday #156 ~ Distressing
Tuesday Throwdown #94 ~ Recycling/scraps (Ribbon is from a wedding favours box)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get chance to check out the other fabulous images available over at Mad For Markers
 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Mad For Markers - Who let the dogs out!

There is a fabulous new digi release going on over at Mad For Markers, some really cute dogs (incase you hadn't guessed by my title! lol) which are sure to become a firm favourite among all you dog lovers out there.  For my card I have used 'Silver Iggy' and have had a practice at my fur colouring (still room for improvement! lol) the copics I used are C1,3,5,& 7 and then added some RV06 for the collar. I have used black cs, Hint of Pink paper which I think is Dovecraft, some pink ribbon from my stash, holographic silver s/a border, a peel off sentiment and I embossed one stripe of black cs with a button plate and then rubbed silver ink pad over it for more definition.  There really are some fab dog images and I hope to be back in a day or 2 with another sample for you.  Be sure to check out the Mad For Markers Blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT ladies, you wont be disappointed.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #128 Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity #67 ~ Cool Greys
Crazy 4 Challenges #132 ~ buttons
Incy Wincy Designs #142 ~ Digis only
TFL

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Use a digi

Gosh it feels like I've been away from blogging for ages, but it was fab to get away and spend the week with my mum & dad and we had a fab time but more about that in another post. 

On to this weeks challenge over at Crafty Sentiments which is 'Use a Digi' have you checked out the Crafty Sentiments Designs store recently there are loads of fabulous digi images available.  For my card I have use 'Amy looking Out' this is such a sweet image and as I have been stash shopping wholst away I thought it only right to use some of that new stash on my card!  Well it would be rude not to wouldn't it?! lol  Well I coloured Amy using copics, matted her onto a doily (from The Range), my papers are from First Editions 'New Leaf' pad (new) added some organze ribbon thats been in my stash for ages and the selection of flowers and leaf are all new stash, I also glittered the main flower and finished off with some card candi and a sentiment stamp.

Don't forget to check out the amazing work by the rest of the DT ladies and then please do join in the challenge as we love coming round to see what you have been doing.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #165 ~ Flower Power
Totally Gorjuss #127 ~ Bling (my glittered flower)
Sweet Stampin ~ Girly but NO pink
Paper Sundaes #116 ~ Anything Goes
Sketch & Stash #85 Mostly new stash but organza ribbon very old
TFL


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Crafty Sentiments ~ Spring Pastel Shades

Did you like the previews of those wonderful new stamps that are now available at Crafty Sentiments Designs? I love them and have used one for my card for the Crafty Sentiments challenge this week which is Spring Pastel Shades.  I have used Butterflies & Flowers and coloured with copics.  I fussy cut so didn't include the little butterflies but instead I have cut a butterfly panel out of pink marbled paper on the Cricut using paperlace cartridge along with the sentiment.  A simple card but I like the way it has turned out.

I hope you find time this week to join in with our challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and pop over to the blog and check out what the super talented ladies of the DT have been up to.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts #187 ~ Spring is in the air



Monday, 9 April 2012

Crafty Sentiments Preview Day 6 ~ Pregnant Annabel




Are you all having a wonderful Easter?  We sure are!  My Mum & Dad did a great egg hunt for Ria and myself yesterday and we had fun finding and working out clues and little gifts along the way and then we found 2 large boxes and inside them were more wrapping and boxes and the end result was ...

... a super gift of an ipad 3!  wow talk about surprised and so we have been playing on them alot! lol

Anyway lets get back to business, today is preview 6 of the wonderful new stamp collection availble to buy tomorrow from Crafty Sentiments Designs and today is the turn of Primrose Pregnant. I have used copics to colour the image, my paers are all First Edition.  I have used a Crafty Cutters border die available at Crafty Sentinments Designs.  I have cut the sentiment and some of the flowers using the Cricut and added some more flowers from my stash. 
Isn't she beautiful? Pop over to the Crafty Sentiments blog and see what the other DT members have been doing and while you are there dont't forget to enter the competition.  And tomorrow these stamps are available to buy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp ~ Use your favourite tool ~ my Cricut
Thanks for stopping by and  I hope you have enjoyed the previews this week.  See you tomorrow for a new challenge.

 

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Crafty Sentiments Preview Day 5 ~ Sweet Butterfly

Happy Easter!  I hope you are all enjoying your fair share of chocolate and time with your loved ones.  Ria and I are having a wonderful time here in Kent with my Mum & Dad, but I digress, what you came here for is day 5 of our previews of the wonderful new stamp release from Crafty Sentiments Designs and I don't want to disappoint you, so here is todays preview introducing the adorable Sweet Butterfly.  She really is gorgeous and here I have coloured her using copics, background paper is First Edition, the butterfly ribbon I got at a show last year and I have added a butterfly cut on the Cricut along with a border also cut on the Cricut and a butterfly using my new double die, the sentiment is a papermania stamp.
Now don't forget to pop over the the Crafty Sentiments blog and check out the amazing cards the ladies have been busy making and take the time to enter the competition to be in with the chance to win 3 of these adorable stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 One Stop Craft Challenges #177 ~ Pastels & Die Cuts
Allsorts #149 ~ Colour Bingo ~ Green, ribbon or lace, pink
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to pop back tomorrow for day 6 of the previews.


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Crafty Sentiments Preview Day 4 ~ My Best Friend

Good morning and its Preview day 4 of the wonderful new stamps that will be available to buy from Crafty Sentiments Designs on 10th April.  Now as you are reading this (if you are reading it this morning! lol) Ria and I are sat on a train making our way to Kent to visit my parents for Easter, we should be there by 1 if everything goes according to plan! and we shall be staying for the week and I'm really excited!  Havent seen my mum and dad since before Christmas! 

Anyway back to the preview, they really are fantstic stamps.  Today its the turn of 'My Best Friend' and it is really adorable.  I have used Papermania papers (had 'em a while and can't remember what they are called!) some orange cs and a sentiment from Charmed Cards and Crafts 'Let It Shine' collection.  I have coloured the image with copics and finished off with a couple of small blue brads.

Now don't forget ot pop over to the Crafty Sentiments blog and check out what everyone else has been up to and enter the competition for your chance to win 3 of these stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Crafty Catz #127 ~ CAS
Just Keep On Creating #1 ~ Anything Goes
Crafters Companion #22 ~ Four Legged Friends
Do You Stack Up #66 ~ Friendly Critters
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another preview.


Friday, 6 April 2012

Crafty Sentiments Preview Day 3 ~ Butterflies & Flowers

Here we are its day 3 of the previews of the super new set of stamps from Crafty Sentiments Designs and today is the turn of Butterflies & Flowers and it is a gorgeous stamp.  This time I did some paper piecing for her trousers and top and added a little sakura stardust the rest is coloured with copics.  The papers I used are Butterfly Dreams from Raspberry Road Designs and it gave me the chance to try out a new die that I won its a Nellie Snellen Butterfly double fold die and I think I am going to really enjoy this one! Made some flowers to match the colours and added a peeloff sentiment to a Crafty Cutters Vintage Label die cut and also used a Crafty Cutters border die both of which are available at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Don't forget to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments blog and check out the amazing work by the other ladies, you won't be disappointed and remember to enter into the competition to win 3 of these amazing stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash #84 New image, new die, papers have had for ages
Challenge up your Life #66 Colours challenge
Sweet Stampin'  ~ Spring or Easter
Crafts and me #78 ~ Butterflies and bows
(butterflies are on the paper, the image and the dies my bows are in the image)

Thanks so much for stopping by and dont forget to come back tomorrow for another preview.
 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Crafty Sentiments Preview Day 2 ~ Doctor Tobey

Ok its day 2 of the Crafty Sentiments Designs Previews and today is the turn of Doctor Tobey (mmm wish he was my doctor, he's so cute! lol) I have coloured him using copics and my papers are DCWV Glitter Stack with some red cs, black & white ribbon and red button added.  The sentiment is one from a while ago from Sentimental Sundays and the border is made using Tonic Studio punches.  Don't forget these stamps will be available to buy on Tuesday 10th April over at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Dont forget to visit the Crafty Sentiments Blog to see what other delights have been made to inspire you and while you are there don't forget to enter into the competition to win 3 of these wonderful new stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #96 ~ My Hero ~ Dr Tobey can be my hero any day!
Cupcake Crafts #186 ~ In your sewing box (my stitched ribbon & button)
PaperTake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for another preview.


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Crafty Sentiments Preview Day 1 ~ Primrose Garden Flowers

Whoo hoo here we are at Day 1 of previews for the fabulous new release of stamps from Crafty Sentiments Designs, these adorable stamps will be available to buy on Tuesday 10th April but before then the DT both weekly and monthly ladies and some special guests will be giving you lots of previews and  boy oh boy are you going to love these stamps they really are fabulous.

Today is the turn of Primrose Garden Flowers, for my card I have used some daffodil papers that I think are Joanna Sheen and some green cs.  I have coloured Primrose using copics and added some crystal glaze to her wellies, spots on watering can and sprinkle of water.  The larger daffs I cut using the Cricut Walk in my Garden cartridge then I added a little lace, a sentiment from Crafty Sentiments Designs which is printed onto a Crafty Cutters Vintage Label (available at Crafty Sentiments Designs) diecut and I finished off her hat with a little pink quilled flower.

So please do pop over the the Crafty Sentiments blog and take a look at what everyone has been up to and theres more because ....

A lucky winner will win 3 of these fab new stamps

To Enter to Win:
Please comment on Each of our new releases over the next 6 days
 on the Crafty Sentiments Blog,
make sure you comment on each new post,
we will be checking.

So how easy is that!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Allsorts #148 ~ photo inspiration
2 Sisters #85 ~ Birthday Fun
Crazy Challenge #113 ~ Spring
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to come back tomorrow for another preview.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

New card for Mad For Markers

Wednesday is the day for the Mad For Markers Digi DT to showcase their cards for the week over at the Mad Form Markers blog and all things being equal this should be going live at the same time as it goes live on the Mad For Markers Blog (Australian time! they are 10 hours ahead of us here in the UK).  So for this week I have chosen the gorgeous dragon image which is available at the Mad For Markers Store, now I have to admit that this didn't quite go like I expected it to and it very nearly didn't make it on to my card! the colour is far brighter that I had pictured and in the end Ria persuaded me it worked and if I really wasn't going to use then she wanted it! So here it is on my card! lol
The copics I used are G000, YG00, 91 and then I added some sakura stardust.  The papers are Echo Park Times & Seasons, the swirls are cut using my Cricut and the sentiment is a stamp from a set I won last year (funnily enough that has a dragon too!lol)  Do pop over to the blog and see what the other DT members have been up to this week.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #125 ~ Swirly whirly
ABC ~ M is for Magical
Our Creative Corner ~ How green is your spring?
TFL


Crafty Sentiments ~ Bunnies

Wow its Tuesday already and its April, where is the year going?  Its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and Dora is our host this week with a fabulous theme of 'Bunnies'.  I have chosen to use the cute image of Annabel in her bunny ears for this challenge.  She is available over at the Crafty Sentiments Store and she is a dream to colour.  I went for pinks and browns used my copics and added a few touches of sakura stardust.  My papers are DCWV Glitter Stack and a piece of Coredinations whitewash cs which I embossed and sanded.  I chose not to add any other embellishments as I felt the card was busy enough and I wanted Annabel to be the focus.
I hope you like her, now be sure to check out what the rest of the DT have been up to this week and then hopefully you will join our challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations #156  ~ Sketch
Totally Papercrafts #110 ~ Easter
Crafty Cardmakers #65 ~ Easter
Paper Sundaes #114 ~ Happy Easter


Now I have some other Crafty Sentiments News, tomorrow sees the start of some wonderful previews to announce the release of some totally gorgeous stamps which are being released on Tuesday 10 April and I can tell you they really are gorgeous images and oh so cute so make sure you check the Crafty Sentiments blog and the individual DT blogs as there will be plenty of wonderful creations for you all to see.  See you tomorrow!