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Friday, 8 June 2012

Crafty Catz challenge 156 - Summer Time & DT Announcement

Good afternoon gosh what has happened to summer it is more like winter cold and wet. Well this weeks challenge might bring out the sunshine we hope. We have had a real tough time picking our new DT's and after alot of head scratching and oh we could have had so many and ended up picking 3 instead of the 2 we had intended. So if you have applied the wait is over. Please pop on over and checkout who the lucky ladies are. Gosh there is soo much talent out there.
Before I go on with the ppost can I say thank you again to all the lovely people who wished me a lovely birthday and those that sent me cards I love them all and appeciate the good wishes.
Now onto this weeks challenge. It is our leaders turn Suzie and when she picked the theme I am sure the sun was shining. So we would love to see SUMERTIME both on your creations and also in real life.
We have a new sponsor for our challenge.
the winner will beable to pick 5 designs from there shop.
We where given some fab images to play with and I picked this fab background scene which I added a Saturated Canary image to.
 have used my promarkers and used some old DP from papermania and some diecut flowers with gem centres. The ribbon is from my stash along the bottom. The sentiment is a Lili of the valley stamp. used some gemstone card in a aqua to mat the image.
So now it is your turn cant wait to see what you come up with and we are waiting to pop over and have a peep. Please link your card and just the one to be fair.
Janette littlebo still hasnt managed to get her computer working it came on for a few mnutes and went agin. She sends her love.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
stampin with dragon - water
Cute Card Thursday-water water everywhere
delightful challenges - fun in the sun
Saturated Canary - anything goes

It's Male time at CRAFT

I am so sorry this is late but yesterday was my birthday and had lots of friends and family popping in and so many lovely gifts and cards from crafters that my day was packed full. Thank you all of you for making my day you know who you are. I will take some pictures and upload. I got a stunning birthday cake from my son in the shape of a handbag still not cut I want to keep it. Tee Hee.
Enough of my chatter Tursday means a new challenge at CRAFT and this week we would like to cards and creations for the MEN so get your thinking caps on maybe you have a brothers cousins card to make of do you have your Father's Day card still to make.
Our sponsors for this challenge are
Crimson Cloud,    Floppy Lattes Digital Designs   Trimgym digistamps and designs   &   Flonz crafts

Now onto my card for your inspiration. I used one of our sponsors images from our monthly sponsor Stitchy stamps called POPs.

Image coloured with my promarkers, Dp is K& co and a unknown pad from garden centre. Sentiment is Whimsey stamps. Ribbon from local shop. Brads and tabs from a teamie.Gems from stash and machine stitched.
For more inspiration checkout the teams creations and our new GDT's creations.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Digi doodles shop - male
Dutch dare - for dad
SJ Crafts- all about the boys
Penny's paper-crafty challenge -fathers day
Sketch saturday - layout

Wednesday, 6 June 2012


Good morning well it is back to normal again all the celebrations are over with and just the children on school holidays. Hope you had a good weekend and the weather didn't dampen your spirits. Chris managed to get the 2 days off after all so was nice for him think it has been the 1st time he has had a Bank Holiday off in ages.
Today being Wednesday means we have another challenge for you at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS with another Male theme hope you are not getting sick of my male cards because I have a few more before the week is out.
So get those male stamps and images out this can be for Father's Day card or a general Male card maybe get an early male Christmas card done.
Our sponsor this week is
who are giving our winner 2 distressed ink pads and a selection of brown and cream buttons
Now onto my card for your inspiration

 close up of image from Mayzy
The image is from Mayzy art isn't it a fab image for the lads I know a fair few lads that this reminds me of. Buttons on the corners, die cut orange star. DP is from papermania the big one. Machine stitched edges. Image coloured with my promarkers. Black satin ribbon.
So hope you like this and if you need more inspiration just pop over to the challenge blog there is lots of inspiration to be had by the talented team.  Just link up your card and we will be along very shortly but mainly have fun.
Don't forget to pop back tomorrow as I have my Craft DT creation for you.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Boots - anything goes
The pink elephant challenge -- vibrant colours
Here comes the boys - anything goes (3rd entry)
One stitch at a time - use a digi (2nd entry)
The secret crafter - anything goes
Dude time doodles - men & there toys

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Exciting News- Papertake Weekly Challenge

Good afternoon hope you are still off work and enjoying the long weekend. I watch the concert on TV must say it wasn't half bad love the light effects on the palace. Now those of you that saw my post yesterday saying I was excited to be able to announce some new but not till today well I can now tell you.
Yesterday I got an email from Dawn at Papertake Weekly asking if I would be there Guest DT for June. Seems the email should have gone last Tuesday but for some reason didn't send. Well it took me all of 2 seconds to says yes. She didn't expect me to make a card for this week as it was so late. Not on your nelly I ran up stairs and and made this card straight away.
The challenge this week is a nice easy one as well so that helped. 
with a OPTIONAL extra for a male
so if you are in need of a father's day card this is perfect.

The sponsor for this weeks challenge is
Lili of the Valley
who is kindly giving the winner £10 to spend in store

Now onto my card I used this image from Mo's digital pencil which I won way back called Video Boy.
 close up of image
Keep the colours of Black,grey and white for the papers and embellishments so the image stood out. Image is coloured with my promarkers. Used Dp from gemstones, dovecraft all have been in my stash for far too long. Sentiment is a whimsey stamp. Candy dots and black gems from mia flower. Nestie to frame the image.
I have decorated the inside to match the front.
Well think that is it and you like my 1st of 4 card for my guest spot. Hope you can come and join us this week and remember the male is only a option. Pop along and checkout the rest of the fab and talented team over at Papertake Weekly. Link your card up and someone will be along very shortly to have a gander.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Lexi's creations - man/ boys in our lives
The Cutie Pie Challenge - diecuts & punches
Here comes the boys - anything goes
Di Digi designs - male inspired

Monday, 4 June 2012

Oh Have Some News

Hello have I got you wondering well I got an email today and cant wait to tell you but then I would have to kill you and would hate to do that. So no card today from me been busy doing some DT work and if you come back tomorrow I can tell you my news but you can have a lie in because after all it is a BANK HOLIDAY so wont post till after dinner.
The sun has peeped it's little head and run away again and the dark clouds keep coming and going but no rain so far. Hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday and those that have had to work hope you have a lovely relaxing evening. What happened to the good old days where Bank Holidays meant no work and time spent with the family.
Anyway please pop back tomorrow and catch my news. It is only little news but I got excited about it.