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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Purple Winter Princess

So sorry I seem to have been awol again this week and I'm somewhat behind in my commenting but hope to be catching up soon.  Had an unexpected night shift last night, someone went sick and I got a call at 4pm asking if I could do it, so I did and have slept away half of today! but sat here this evening and made a card to add to my Christmas box.  I have used the adorable Winter Princess from The Paper Shelter, purple cs, gorgeous swirly paper from Bearly Mine Designs, some silver holographic cs.  Coloured with my copics and plenty of glitter added!  Cut some poinsettias from matching cs added some leaves, gems and gem stem from my stash and the sentiment is a freebie stamp from a magazine last year.  Hope you like it.











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

LEJ Designs #22 ~ Monochromatic
Bearly Mine Challenges #54 ~ Add a sentiment
Creative Card Crew #20 ~ Purple
Crafts and Me #103 ~ Favourite Colour
The Paper Shelter #83  ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Fairy Scilla

Good morning, it's Tuesday so time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week Lisa has challenged us to use Autumn colours so for my card I used some Coredinations whitewash cs which I embossed the top half with some leaves and then sanded, cut the leafy branch for the beautiful Scilla to sit on.  Scilla is available from the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store and she is a digital stamp, coloured her with copics in shades of red and rust gave her wings the glamour dust treatment, they really do sparkle in the light and finished of with some corner flourishes from Cheery Lynn Designs.












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

Fab n Funky #139 ~ Things with wings
2 Sisters #110 ~ Things with wings (+ glitter)
Stamptacular Sunday #182 ~ Bling it on
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Things with Wings
Charisma Cardz #37 ~ Things with wings


Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you join in with the challenge this week over at Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog.

Its swirls\flourishes with A & T Digital Designs Challenge

Hi there, well the challenge for this fortnight over at A&T Digital Designs Challenge is 'Swirls/Flourishes', beautiful!  So for my card I used the beautiful Bunch Of Roses which is available at A&T Digital Designs Store.  For this card I printed the image 3 times and then layered up decoupage style, my flourishes are a Marianne Creatable die cut, paper is Bearly Mine Designs and finished off with a peeloff sentiment on a Crafty Cutters die cut from Crafty Sentiments.















and here is a closer look at the layering






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

Crafts and Me #102 ~ Roses
Divas By Design #53 ~ Lovely layers
Stampin' For the Weekend #18 ~ Feeling Floral
Totally Gorjuss #150  ~ Thank You
Crazy 4 Challenges #155 ~ Thank You/Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join in with the challenge this fortnight over at A&T Digital Designs Challenge. 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Scooter Boy Mikey

Work has been pretty hectic this week and I haven't had as much time for crafting and blogging as I would like but I have managed to rustle up this card using 'Scooter Boy Mikey' from Charmed Cards & Crafts, coloured with copics.  Paper is a digi by Sweet Blossom Designs from a kit called 'Numb3rs', used sizzix dies for the circle strips, tag and numers and finished off with a brad and some buttons.




















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

Crafts 4 Eternity #89 ~ Numbers
SCSC #203 ~ Milestone Birthday
Our Creative Corner ~ Sketch for a male (& monochrome)
Quirky Crafts #19 ~ Lets see numbers
TFL

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sara Waters for M4M

Good Morning everyone.  Today I have a card to show you which is using the cute 'Sara Waters' from the 'As The Crow Flies' collection which are available to buy over at the Mad For Markers Online Store.  I have of course coloured her using my copics and my papers are a combination of First Editions Daydream and Bearly Mine Designs.  I inked the edges to soften them, added some little rosebuds, leaf, organza ribbon and card candy from my stash and finished of with a little stamped sentiment.




















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

Crazy Challenge #129 ~ Spots or stripes
TFL

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Emerald Faeries Lets see your TAGS


Hi there!  Time for a brand new challenge over at The Emerald Faeries and for this fortnight we are looking for 'TAGS' so a nice easy challenge for you.  For my card I have used the delightful 'Isla' which is available to buy over at A&T Digital Designs Shop, now this little darling always makes me smile she looks like she is having so much fun.  I have coloured her with my copics and overall kept my card very simple.  Paper is a digi by A Work In Progress which I have had for many years now but it just seemed to fit the image beautifully, my tag is a BigShot die and I used some Coredinations whitewash cs, embossed and sanded and the pink corners were cut using a Cheery Lynn  Designs Lace Corner Deco C (new! lol)




















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

Creative Inspirations #180 ~ Colour Scheme
Challenge Up Your Life #78 ~ Fantasy
TFL



Sunday, 16 September 2012

Autumn Card

Just thought I'd share a card I made this evening.  I made the background paper by stamping leaves in versamark and embossing with silver pearl powder then painted over them in a mix of red, green, gold and yellow paints that have a bit of a shine to them.  Once dry I rubbed over the embossing with some cotton wool to remove excess paint, trimmed and matted then added sentiment which was from Sentimental Sundays (long time ago) which was cut using sizzix ticket die as was the mat and finished off with four leaf brads that have been in my stash for years just hadn't found the right card to use them on but really like them here.









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

Sweet Stampin' ~ Focus on the sentiment
Crazy 4 Challenges #154 ~ Anything goes with an autumn theme
OSAAT #131 ~ Autumn
Stamptacular Sundays #181 ~ Less is More
TFL

Friday, 14 September 2012

Sunflower Girl

Please meet 'Sunflower Girl' from the new 'As The Crow Flies' collection which is available at the Mad For Markers online store, isn't she gorgeous, I'd love her boots! lol  Anyway I coloured her in using copics while I was away on holiday so thought I'd better get round to making a card with her!  Dotty papers are from Bearly Mine Designs and the cs is from my stash, I have distressed all the edges, I also bought the sunflowers while on holiday because I knew they would come in very handy for this image! lol finished off with a little tag with a stamped sentiment.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenges #52 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #150 ~ Brown & Orange
TFL


Why Fit In?

Last week while making a quick trip to 'My Mums Craft Shop' (bricks & mortar one) we came across this wonderful stamp set from Creative Expressions.  It is called SteamPunk Dreams and is designed by Sam Poole, well it just shouted out to Ria and I and we HAD to buy it. There are 12 stamps in the set and for this card I have used 2.  I made this card with Ria in mind as I felt the sentiment was perfect for her and I used blue ink for her love of denim, she has at least 12 pairs of jeans! lol (not all blue!)  She has never been one to follow fashion and music trends she finds what she is comfortable with and doesn't mind if others don't like it, although I think sometimes she does feel like the odd one out but I have always stressed to her that it is more important to be herself and who she wants to be and not who she thinks she should be!  So that is the inspiration behind my card.
So as well as the stamps I have used white pearlescent card base and cs, plain white cs, TH Steampunk border die, Darice clock face embossing folder.




















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

Totally Papercrafts #134 ~ Favourite stamp - now that was really hard as I love my stamp collection but this one just shouts at me at the moment so it had to be! lol

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Meet Holly from As The Crow Flies

Just wanted to share a card I made using the fabulous new digi images from 'As The Crow Flies' which are available to purchase over at the Mad For Markers Online Store.  This time I have used Holly's Flower Boots, coloured with copics and I added glossy accents to her boots, sentiment is a diecut and I added some little punched flowers and star gems, paper is First Edition 'Family Ties', green cs from stash as is the green embroidery thread. This also fits in with this months challenge over at the Mad For Markers Challenge blog which is Spring - using your Gs & YGs, please do check it out as the very talented DT are adding new inspiration regularly throughout the month.











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

OSAAT #130 ~ For an under 18
Sketch and Stash #96 New image, old die and punch
Tuesday Throwdown #115 ~ You're a Gem
Divas By Design #52 ~ For A Child

TFL xx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Bingo time with A&T Digital Design Challenge



This fortnight over at A&T Digital Designs Challenge blog we have a bingo board for you which looks like this:


so all you have to do is pick your line, eyes down and craft!

For my card I chose Bling, Button, Ribbon and used the wonderful Mushy House coloured with copicsand I added some pearl stars to the roof and a little coloured gem to the dorr handle, I teamed this image up with some paper from the Magical Mushies digital paper set, now the image and paper set are available over at A&T Digital Designs Store I finished of my card with a couple of flourishes cut with the cricut, a ribbon bow, button and silver Mushroom charm.  The sentiment I added in PSE5 before printing the image out.






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

Crazy 4 Challenges #153 ~ Sketch

Thanks for stopping by and please pop over to the challenge blog and check out the awesome work by my teamies

Crafty Sentiments new challenge - LEAVES

Good morning, I am running a little late today so I'll cut the waffle and get down to business.  Today is the new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and its nice and easy 'LEAVES' As you probably know we have been previewing some amazing new stamps over the past 5 days but I thought for this card I would use one of my older Crafty Sentiments stamps, this one is 'Autumn Leaves' available at Crafty Sentiments Design Store and I think she just looks so cute.

I have coloured her with copics, papers are First Editions 'Hideaway' and I've added leaf ribbon, leaf pins and tiny silver leaf from my stash and the sentiment is TGF.














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

2 Sisters #108 ~ Fall

Thanks for stopping by and please pop over to Crafty Sentiments and check out what the rest of the DT have been up to, you wont be disappointed.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Preview day 5, New release at Crafty Sentiments

Ok so today is the 5th and final day of previews for the amazing new stamps that are now available in the Crafty Sentiments Design Store and its been great fun showing you these amazing stamps.  Today is the turn of 'Vinca ~ Lets Dance' - she is one pretty lady!  I have used my copics to colour and just a tiny bit of stardust.  Paper is First Edition 'New Leaf' and is glittered.  Found some very old funky fibres for this too and added a sentiment, flower, leaf and gems from my stash. 








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

Crafts and Me #100 ~ add a flower


I hope you have enjoyed all the previews that the DT have shown you over the past 5 days and don't forget to check the Crafty Sentiments Blog for todays inspiration from the highly talented DT ladies.  Thanks for stopping by, see you soon x


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Preview day 4 of the Crafty Sentiments New Release

Well wasn't Jasmin just the cutest little witch?  Today we are previewing another new stamp which will be available to buy at Crafty Sentiments Designs on 10 September.  Today is the turn of 'Sailing Boat' another adorable image.  I have used my copics to colour and added just a touch of stardust in the water, the papers are DCWV glitter stack, ribbon was part of a recent win and the star and little sail boat were cut with the cricut, sentiment is a TGF stamp.











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

Crazy Challenge #128 ~ seeing spots
One Stop Craft Challenge #198 ~ No floral embellishment

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out the Crafty Sentiments Blog and see some more fabulous creations previewing these fabulous new stamps.  Pop back tomorrow for the 5th and final preview. x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Preview day 3 of the Crafty Sentiments New Release

Well here we are at day 3 of previews for the new stamps that will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store on 10 September and todays preview is 'Jasmine Witch' and today I have made a wall hanging for a friend of mine who collects Witches so I thought this image was perfect for her.  I have coloured Jasmine using my copics and then used sakura stardust for the ties on her boots and inside of her cape so there is just a little sparkle going on.  Papers are DCWV natural stack, the sentiment is handwritten! I don't do that too often! lol the clock face is 'weathered clock' TH die and the cute little bats is a CC Designs die that I bought yesterday, (I very nearly didn't buy it but am so glad that I did!)










Sorry about the picture quality, its a bit more washed out than I would have liked it to be.

I would like to enter this wall hanging in the following challenges:

Divas by Design #51 ~ Friendship
Bearly Mine Designs #51 ~ Anything but a card

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the Crafty Sentiments Blog and check out the rest of the amazing work by the DT, you wont be disappointed.


Friday, 7 September 2012

Preview day 2 of new Crafty Sentiments Release

Ok so did you like Count Dracula yesterday?  Well today we have a sweet image called 'Let's Have Pie' and this stamp will work for so many different occasions. She will be available to buy on 10 September at the Crafty Sentiments Design Store.  Here I have given her an autumnal feel using a fab digi pumpkin paper from Bearly Mine Designs and I have used a new embossing folder 'patchwork' and  new Marianne Creatable die, the pumpkin is cut on the Cricut and the sweet image has been coloured using my copics.










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

Challenge Up Your Life #77 ~ Patchwork
Totally Gorjuss #147 ~ Sketch
LEJ Designs #19 ~ Autumnal
Fab 'n' Funky #137 ~ Colours of Autumn.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out the other fabulous creations by the DT over at the Crafty Sentiments Blog and pop back tomorrow for another preview.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

New Release coming to Crafty Sentiments

Good morning, there is a new release of fantastic rubber stamps coming your way from Crafty Sentiments Designs and today we are previewing 'Count Dracula' and you are gonna love him!  I have coloured with my copics and torn around him then inked the edges, the awesome bat paper is from a new collection at Bearly Mine Designs and I've added some ribbon and hand written sentiment and 2 webs cut on the Cricut.  Now this little fella is being released on Monday 10 September but if you pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Blog you'll see some more fabulous creations using this stamp.




















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

SCSC #201 ~ Animal Antics
JUGs #152 ~ Sketch
TFL and see you tomorrow for another preview xx

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Release Day at Mad For Markers

Yes today is the day that sees the release of the fab new digi images 'As The Crow Flies'  over at the Mad For Markers Online Store and its also Sammi's Birthday (Happy Birthday Sammi!) and in honour of that occasion I have used 'Cupcake Girl' coloured with copics (sorry don't have the list of which ones I used) I also went a bit mad with the glitter card and fantastic cupcake ribbon (a recent prize win)! but I do like how it turned out! lol  Don't forget to also check out the Mad For Markers Blog to see more cards made with these fabulous new images.













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

OSAAT #129 ~ Use a digi
Stamptacular Sunday #179 ~ Sketch
Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Emerald Faeries are asking you to Use A Doily

Yes the challenge for this fortnight over at the Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog is to use a doily, I have used a doily die from Crafty Sentiments Designs, my ribbon is Forever Friends and the paper is I think K&Co, the flowers are a recent purchase made while I was away on holiday and that was where I got my inspiration for this card.  I have used the adorable Emerald Faeries image 'Ashee' which is available at A & T Digital Designs Shop  I have coloured using copics and added a little sparkly with sakura stardust I have also based my card on the sketch challenge which is still running over at the A & T Sketch Challenge Blog for another week















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

Gem Of A Challenge #54 ~ Its a boy thing
Crafty Cardmakers #74 ~ Winged Things
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join our challenge this week at Emerald Faeries.

As The Crow Flies at Mad For Markers

Right I'm home again and have managed to put together a quick card using the cute 'Birthday Boy' from the new 'As The Crow Flies' collection which will be available to buy over at the Mad For Markers Online Store from Wednesday 5 September.  I have used my copics but forgot to write down which ones I used as I was colouring while on holiday!  but I do know I would have used B93, 95 & 97 and E53 but can't remember which red - sorry.  If you head over to the Mad For Markers Blog you will see some other fantastic creations using these wonderful new images.  Oh and just before I show you my card I also wanted to let you know that there is a sale on over at the M4M store so be sure to check it out.


















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

Divas By Design #50 ~ Lets Celebrate
Crafts and Me #99 ~ Birthdays
Crafts 4 Eternity #87 ~ Less is More
2 Sisters #107 ~ Primary Colours
TFL and I'll be back soon with another card using these fantastic new digi stamps!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Something exciting over at Mad For markers



Today there is something exciting happening over at Mad For Markers.  There is a NEW Digi Designer who has designed some VERY CUTE images which are a delight to colour :) please join us in celebrating the arrival of "As the Crow Flies" Digis...






Please check out the Mad For Markers Blog for all the info about this talented new designer Ardith Trumpy and some previews of the fabulous designs which go on sale on Wednesday 5 September.

And here is a look at the fabulous designs, I have only had the chance to colour them as I'm still on my holiday but am looking forward to getting back to my craft room to make some cards!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Mad For Markers Blog