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Saturday 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

Quick post before I switch off, no cards today.  Just wanted to wish my friends and followers new and old 
A HAPPY NEW YEAR may it bring you all Health Wealth and Happiness.
See you all NEXT YEAR oh that sound strange.

Thursday 29 December 2011

Craft Challenge 135 - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Well have you all had a good Christmas I do hope so and now it is time for the NEW YEAR dont really do much for New Year in our house but like to wish you all the very Best.
This week at Craft we have the perfect challenge HAPPY NEW YEAR with our sponsors being
Sew  Many Digital Stamps who have kindly sponsored  the winner 5 digital stamps of their choice.
Lisa Stampz are also giving another winner 2 digital stamps of their choice.
the team where allowed to pick an image and I picked Harry from Lisastamps to colour it also came with the sentiment. Doesn't he look as if he is having a wonderful time. I used a fiskers embossing board for the blue card. Image coloured with my promarkers and some glitter for the sparkle from the bottle. A touch of faux stitching and that it.  Well if you get time please come play with us we would love to see what you make and dont forget ENJOY YOURSELF.

challenges this card is entered in to are
Crafty Boots- Celebrations
Whimsical Designs - New Year
Paper Sundae - Celebrations
Totally Paper Crafts - Time to party
Cute card Thursday - happy new Year

Wednesday 28 December 2011

A few Quick Christmas cards

I thought I would share with you tonight some quick cards I made. I am not one for the CAS but was really pleased with these. The images are all from Digi Stamp Boutique and I think they lend themselves perfectly for this style of card. Images are coloured with my promarkers and then just either matted onto some card or placed onto a Nestie for matting.

 Close up of the middle card 

Hope you like these and might even do a few more for next year.
I am entering these into the following challenges
Digi Stamp Boutique- Monthly competition
Simon Says - anything goes
Paperplay - christmas
Digi Doodles - anything goes
Dream valley - Christmas
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
The secret Crafter - Anything goes
Diva's by design - Christmas

My Five Fave Christmas Cards of 2011

Hi have you seen the prize at A Scrapjourney for your 5 fave christmas cards of 2011. Well this got me thinking and having just looked at Janettes my friend I thought well which did I enjoy making. Well I have a few that I havent blogged so thought should I start there. Oh Janette yes it is a Mo's image. I actually made this for an order but couldnt give it away and kept for a special friend.
I am entering this into DPS challenge fave Mo card.

Then I made this card a easel for a friends Granddaughter she hadnt seen easel cards before and was totally blown away with it and said how much the image was like her down to the wording. The image is a K Kenny.

Onto my next well this image was sat in my box of images and was crying out for colouring. I made this for a little girl who was being fostered by a neighbours mother and she will be taking it onto her new family so it had to be special and be full of the joys of Christmas

This next card is also a K Kenny image but completely different and definitely one for the boys and talking of boys this was made for my son not too sure his girlfriend liked but he did. I was really pleased with the hand stitching on this and he even made some nice comments about it and think he appreciated the time it took.

Lastly this has to be another card made with a MO's image yes I am a fan and this is what Christmas is really all about and I guess should have been the 1st card as this is the start of Christmas the Nativity.
So this is my five and can tell you that i have changed my mind on the 5 at least 3 times so I am pressing the publish button before it is four times. Hope you like these and think there is a variety too. Thanks for looking and checkout the blog and prize would love to see your 5 faves.

Thursday 22 December 2011

Mo's Nativity

Oh I saw this wonderful image from Mo and just had to colour it up this is one of the cards that was commissioned by one of my neighbours for her friend. I have used my spellbinders dies for the flower and the mount. Papers are from last year and the ribbon is sheer with gold glitter on. Image is coloured with my promarkers. Think this just is the most perfect image for Christmas. The little sentiment stamp is a lili of the valley stamp.
I am entering this into Mo's challenge this week which is punches & dies. Bling it on - Christmas

Craft Challenge #1324- Pastelles for Christmas

Good morning it is Thursday so time for another challenge at Craft and this week we would like you do make some thing for Christmas with Pastel Colours.
Our sponsors this week are
Robyn Fetish  and 2 Cute Rubber Stamps
For my cards I used 2 images from Robyn Fetish and used some pastel pearlised cards. Coloured my images with my promarkers and the bottom of the card I ran through my Bigshot with a cuttlebug folder. 2 very quick and simple but cute cards for my neighbours children.
Well hope to see you over at the blog with your creation and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

All in a Tangle

Thought I would share with you another of the many cards I made this one really did make me smile as i coloured the image. papers are from stash and I used one of my nesties. Red ribbon and computer generated seniment.I decorated the inside to match the front.Added some 3d gloss to the lights but sadly doesnt show up on this very well. i think the stamp is a Whipper Snapper.
Thanks for looking and I am entering this into Crafts and Me as the have a month long anything goes

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Creative Inspirations Last Challenge of 2011 - Anything Goes

Good evening to you all hope you are well and tonight I have my DT Card for Creative Inspirations. This is our last challenge for 2011 and will run for 2 weeks and a nice easy one for you.
Our sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons
I have made a Easel card for a neighbours granddaughter who is mad about shopping and after I gave it her she said that the sentiments where spot on as her fave saying is I NEED IT. lol.  The image is from  Kenny k coloured with my promarkers and ribbon from my stash. Sorry not sure the name of the papers. A little charm handbag to finish.

Well if you have time during this busy season and fancy sharing your creation we would love to see it. So from all the team we wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
I am entering this into My Mum's Craft shop challenge anything goes
Bling it on - Christmas

Monday 19 December 2011

Crafty Catz Challenge Santa's Hat

Good evening hope you are all well and sorry for my lateness of this post Google has changed my posting and I was unable to post but Tilly has been investigating (see Tilly you can do it ) and found out that we needed to update blogger posting in the setting. Must say wouldn't have looked there 1st but have been mad busy so hadn't even put computer on for few days just used my little phone. So Thank you Tilly for sorting and sharing your knowledge.

Well this week the theme is to have a Santa's hat somewhere on your project and we where given some images to play with by our fab sponsor PAPER SHELTER. I picked this cute owl with his sack of goodies.
I have coloured my image with promarkers. Used my M.S. punch and added some ribbon, a charm and also made the flower with a spellbinder die. Touch of gold mirri card and card completed. Well if you havent joined us yet and you have time please do this is the last challenge of 2011 and therefore is running till 2012.
Thanks for looking and hope you all are nearly ready for the big day.
I will be entering this into the following challenges
Crafty Your Passion - Things with wings
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Hooked on craft - christmas

Saturday 17 December 2011

Anyone else having problems with Google Chrome

Hi folks I am having problems with Google Chrome when I do a new post the tabs are missing with the links to blogs and different size fonts, colours etc so this makes me writing my post difficult for the team blogs. I will try another tomorrow if it hasnt fixed its self but in the mean time dont forget that we have another fab challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week which is SANTA'S HATS and this is our last challenge for 2011 so hope to see you over there. Link on my sidebar for now.

Thursday 15 December 2011

Commissioned Easel card

Good evening I know it is a little late but trying to catch up and I have a fair few cards I have made for a friend to show you but 1st I made this Easel card for her Granddaughter she hadnt seen a Easel card before and she liked the Wow factor. The image is a digital from Satuated Canary and isnt she just the sweetest. I have coloured her with my Promarkers and added some glitter to her wings. Used my Punch around the page and some DP from my stash. Few pearls and a touch of ribbon with a double bow thanks to Jaks tutorial. The small snowflake is a woos chip which I have glittered to within a inch of its life. The large is a tree decoration but holds the front up nicely. The sentiment is computer generated. Well I think that is it for the discription. Hope you like and dont forget another challenge starts tomorrow at CRAFTY CATZ it is the last of 2011.

I am entering this into the following challenges.
Satuated Canary- Christmas party
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Meljen designs - No Rectangle cards
Paper play - Christmas
ABC Christmas - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Angel
Crafts & Me - Christmas

Craft Challenge #133 - Christmas Card with A removable Object

A Very Happy Thursday hope all is going well in your world not long now to the Big Day are you ready well I am NOT. Well this being Thursday sees another fab challenge at CRAFT and do we have a challenge for you. Well seems like all my challenge blogs are out to get me out of my comfort zone this week and although I could have done a Card with Tag or a wallet card both of these didn't enter my head till I had done this I hope you like.
Our sponsor for this challenge are
My Creative Classroom- Seat to one of there up and coming classes
Bows & Berries Digital Stamps - 3 images of your choice

This week we where given some images to play with from Bows & Berries and I picked this cute little fellow and also his bike well he is trying to save the plant and not leave fumes everywhere. lol
I went with a candle box and did intend on doing a cutout with an acetate front but couldn't find my acetate. I have decorated my candle too to match so hopefully it is a nice set. Sentiment stamp is from Lili of the valley and the date one is a WOJ. Snowflakes from my friends as I was admiring them and they took pity on me and sent some. Papermania paper. Candle from Aldi.
Well folks that it hope you like and fancy a challenge would make a great present for a teacher or mate.
So hope to see you over there and don't forget to come back tomorrow because it is another challenge at Crafty Catz.
See you real soon.

Time for Some Whitewash at Creative Inspirations

Good evening gosh it is cold and I am still making my Christmas Cards and yet to post. I am now going for small batches of similar cards hoping this will speed things up.
Well hope you are ready for another challenge at Creative Inspirations and this week the theme is
this means you can colour your image but everything else must be white.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljen Designs
The prize is 4 images of their choice
also we where kindly gave us some images to play with.
I picked this cute little owl sat on his log in the snow. Gosh white cards are so hard to take picture of. Hope you can see this has the most glitter I have put on a card. Used my promarkers to colour the image and my cuttlebug folders to add interest and detail. Lots of snowflakes with lots of glitter, white satin ribbon and a few clear gems to finish.
Well if you need more inspiration checkout the girls creations over at the blog. I hope you will manage to find some time to join us we look forward to seeing your creations.
Thanks for popping by and I will be back tomorrow with My Craft Challenge project somethinga little different.

I will be entering this into the following challenges.
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas
Cupcake Crafts - dont look at the light
Totally Gorjuss - Let it Snow
Woopsi Daisy - Sparkly & Shine
Crafts & Me - Christmas

Friday 9 December 2011

Crafty Catz #112 - Anything Goes

Good Evening hope you are all well and looking forward to the festive season saying that are you ready well I am not far too much to do and too many cards to make yet.
Well today being Friday sees another challenge at Crafty Catz and this week it is the lovely Linda's turn and she has made it very easy for you.
Yes she would like to see - ANYTHING GOES
So no excuses not to enter and this week our sponsor is
Robyn Fetish who is kindly giving the winner 5 digi images or 4 and 1 paper pack

The team where given some fab images to play with and I picked this fab snowman I had seen it while blog hopping and really thppugh how great it was so was very pleased when he turned up for us. This is another of my cards that a neighbour has requested and I have coloured it with my promarkers. Papers are Dovecraft. Snowflakes are from my teamie Trish so love these. Some gold ribbon and i used a gold pen on the edges and rubbed it in before it dryed. A fairly simple card but more I look at it the more I like. I do hope she does when she comes to pick it up.

Well thats it and pop over and checkout the teams creations and show some love after all it is Christmas. Really must puts some decorations up this weekend.
I am entering this into the following challenges.
Crafty Purple Frog - It's cold outside
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Paperplay - Snowmen
One stop Crafts - let it snow

Craft Challenge #132 - Sketch Time

Hi folks I know this is late but had such a day internet played up and couldnt upload then christmas shopping just didnt go to plan so please accept my apooligy. However my neighbours like my cards and I have had loads of orders and 1 lady keeps coming back. Not sure if it is the cards or the price I charge really think I might just be covering costs but hey ho it is a hobby not business.
Ok onto this weeks challenge and as I said in the title it is a sketch from one of our past team members Kevin and what a fab sketch too.
We have 2 sponsors this week so you have 2 chances to win.
1st sponsor is GLITTERBABE DIGI'S - with a $10 voucher
2nd sponsor is FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS - with a $10 voucher

Now onto my card for your inspiration. I used one of our sponsors images from Floppy Latte and coloured it with my Promarkers. paper is from Papermania last year it has soo much glitter on. Some ribbon I have had ages but seemed to work well with the image. Used my nestie for the mount and some gems to finish. This is another card I did as a commission for my neighbour. This was one of the more traditional ones i did as she wasnt sure so I did a variety.

WEll hope you like and if you can find time as I know we are all very busy with the festive preparations we would love you to come and join us.
thanks for stopping by and plaese come back tomorrow for my Crafty Catz DT card we have another good one for you.
I am entering this into the ABC Christmas- Y for yeepee its nearly christmas
Moving along with the times - Last minute Christmas

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Creative Inspirations- FUN IN THE SNOW DT Card

e Inspirations challengeWednesday again half way through the week sees another challenge for you at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and we would love to see cards projects with the theme

Our sponsor this week is our Monthly sponsor
with a $15 shopping spree
Now onto my card for your inspiration I have used a Penny Black with a cute hedgehog snuggling his Snowman which he has just built. Image coloured with promarkers and lots of glitter added. Papers are from Dovecraft I think seem to have had these years. Snow flakes from a friend. Ribbon from stash and computer generated sentiment. The inside has been decorated to co ordinate. This is part of a commission I have just done so expect to see more. 10 cards all diffent images layouts paper. Gosh I do make it hard for myself.

Hope you like the lady did and hope to see you at the challenge blog. Need more inspiration checkout the teams creations. Thanks for popping by must dash need shower and then christmas shopping.
Crafts & me - snow & snowflakes
Whimsical designs - winter fun
Ce;ebrate the occassion - Christmas no green

Saturday 3 December 2011

Little Favour Please

Hi folks this cold wet evening think PJ's and cosy night in is best thing here. Well you may ask what the favour is I am getting to it. A dear friend has just found out she has a place on Dream Valley team lots of you may know her. Janette - aka littlebo. Well she still says she is rubbish and her stuff is tat read her blog so pop over and congratulate her as she might now start to belive tilly and I when we say she is good/talented. Grr we hate her for it. lol.
So please pop on over HERE and say hi she is very excitable about it as it is her 2nd spot.

Fizzy Moon does Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Good Morning hope you all slept well and ready for the weekend. I have been making cards for a neighbours mother and i am hoping she likes this. Order was just cards for the both of you and i could pick the images etc.
I have used this fab sketch at SUNDAY SKETCH & STAMP. Sorry the picture is a little dark and hope you can see the sparkle. Image coloured with promarkers. Paper from last year. Nestie circle embossed with a snowflake cuttlebug folder. Computer generated sentiment & Whiff of Joy. Touch of ribbon and a snowflake charm.
Well hope you like and pop back soon will have some more to show you.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Mami Doodles - Glitter
The Poodle Parlour - Christmas
Dream Valley - Sparkle
Panpastels - animals (bears)

Friday 2 December 2011

Crafty Catz#111- Colours of Christmas with added sparkle

Yes another post from me today but then again it is Friday and time for Bridget to set the challenge at CRAFTY CATZ. What a fab challenge she has set and a nice easy one for you so hopefully you will all join us again. We had a fab turn out with the Snowman theme last week
Well Bridget what to see colours of Christmas with a little sparkle well it is Christmas.

Our sponsor is the Stamping Boutique who is kindly giving our winner 3 digital images.

For my card I went with the contemporary colours and used red pink and white. I made this for a friend for a neighbour baby's 1st Christmas but as she is only small thought this would be perfect. Image is from Mo's coloured with Promarkers and although it is of a little boy think I got away with it. Papers from Stash and foam snowflakes glittered. Ribbon is from Jules. I have decorated the inside to match.

Ok this is mine so now lets see yours for more inspiration checkout the teams creations and colours.
I am entering this into
The Emerald Faries Garden - Non Traditional colours
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas and make it sparkly
DP2 challenge - the great outdoors

CRAFT CHALLENGE #131-Christmas Present

Good morning from a very cold Manchester was up far too early this morning to take my nephews to school have to go to them as their parents leave at 7am. Well not sure what blogger did with my post on Thursday so am writing it all again. I bet I get 2 up now.
Well if you dont already know Craft this week would like you to use the Theme CHRISTMAS PRESENT so anything to do with this is fine by us.

Our sponsors this week are

who are giving the winner 4 images of their choice

who are giving the 2nd winner 3 packs of diecuts
For my creation this week I made a candle havent made one of these for a good while but do enjoy making them. I used One of Lauretta's images and the snowflake stamp is a wooden Dawn Bibby one.

Well hope you will come and play we are all waiting to see your presents.

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Pink Pettycoat Condolences

Made this a last week for a dear friend who lost her Nan. Not a card I enjoy making but really think that this download is stunning. Added a little glitter some black velevet ribbon a silver heart brad and kept it monochrome.
Also I would just like to wish my uncle a Happy 104th Birthday yes not a typo gosh what a age.

Contemporary Christmas colours

Good evening hope all is well and you are ready for another challenge from the girls at Creative Inspirations. This week we have another colour combo for you.
Yes you can colour the skin and hair the correct colour but everything else must be in the combo colours.
This week our sponsor is
who is giving 1 lucky winner a bundle of yummy ribbons.
For my card this week I have used one of Mo's images of 2 cute Eskimos
Coloured with my promarkers and papers from my stash, card from papermill, snowflakes from Tilly with lots of glitter and lastly some yummy ribbon. I have also decorated the inside to match. Well hope this has inspired you and for lots more pop along to the blog and check out the rest of the team. Well hope to see you over there.
Dont forget to come back tomorrow for my Craft challenge DT something a little different.
Challenges this card fits are
Sassy Cheryl - winter
Craft your passion - tis the season

Friday 25 November 2011

You too can make a SNOWMAN at Crafty Catz

Good morning or is it afternoon anyway hope you all slept well and are ready for the weekend. Today is Friday and other challenge at Crafty Catz and this week it is Trish's turn and she like me needs to get some more Christmas cards made so has picked SNOWMEN. I have been going through my cards ready to send and cant believe how many snowmen cards I have done so here is another to join them.
Our sponsor this week is Crafty Emma's (who has a massive sale on at the minute)
Prize is a £10 gift voucher to spend at the store.
On to my card and hope it inspires you but don't forget the rest of the team has some fab cards so pop on over and show them some love.
Decided that this snowman although cold is filled with warmth with love he is showing the little bird so picked warm colours with lots of gold and the traditional colours of green and red to highlight it. The image is from Whiff of joy coloured with promarkers/ Lots of gold glitter. DP is from stash omg my papers are in such a mess cant tell who they are. Snowflake card is from my friend tilly well think she is she gives me things. Die cut corner. Gold die cut flower from qvc must be 5 years old found in box. green pearls. Ribbon is a fuzzy green but light is so bad in this house at minute. Unknown clear sentiment stamp picked up from papermill. Lastly some yummy cream lace.

Dutch Dare - recipe
Scrapbook sister - christmastime
Bearlymine - all my fave things ( just love lace and these colours why i don't use more often?)
Sassy Cheryl - anything goes
Bunny Zoe's -Christmas

Thursday 24 November 2011

Craft Chalenge 130 - Unusual Christmas - DT Card

Good evening hope you are all well sorry this is a little late have been to the hospital to see my surgeon and he is very happy with me and says he doesn't think he needs to see me again unless I have any problems. So guess that is good.
Well today brings another challenge at CRAFT CHALLENGE BLOG and they have a real challenge this week.
Did get me nearly running for the hill but then thought about my family in Aussie and remembered a image from Make it Crafty of a Kangaroo.
Our sponsors this week are
CRAFT OBESSIONS who are giving the winner a £10 gift voucher for the store
Stamping Boutique who are giving the winner 5 digital images

Ingredients of my card
Image Make it Crafty coloured with Promarkers. Red satin ribbon. Tree die cut with glitter. Sentiment - whiff of joy. Glitter card. DP from stash. Layout - Sketch Saturday

Challenges - didi doodles - animals
Paper crafting journey - anything goes
I love promarkers - anything goes

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Creative Inspirations #139 Winter colours DT Card

Good Evening hope you have had a lovely day gosh it has been cold here. Today being Wednesday means another challenge for you at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and this week it is a colour challenge. We would like to see the following colours on your projects only but of course you can have skin and hair colours too.

Our sponsor this week is THE PAPER SHELTER
The lucky winner will receive a voucher to spend at the store
For my card I have use a Whiff of Joy stamp and coloured with Promarkers. Added some swirls which have been and a white satin ribbon with a double bow thanks Jak Heath for tutorial and a chipboard snowflake. Oh and a few pearls to finish. papers are from a few years ago but just love these colours.

Well hope you like my card and you can come and join us. For more inspiration you cant go wrong thank checking out the rest of the teams cards and they have used our sponsors images.
Thanks for popping by and see you tomorrow for another Craft Challenge.
I will be entering this into the following challenges
lady bug crafts - winter blues
Kaboodle Doodles - Baby it's cold outside

Friday 18 November 2011

Crafty Catz DT Challenge Card - Snowflakes

Good morning Friday and weekend round the corner and another challenge is ready for you at CRAFTY CATZ and this week it is SUZIE'S turn to pick the theme. You all seemed to enjoy my challenge last week with our Digi Challenge and thanks for joining us. So Suzie would like to see lots of SNOWFLAKES on your work.
Our sponsor this week is the fab Digital Company DIGITAL DELIGHTS
the winner will receive 3 images of their choice
My card I used Eddie Elf from Digital Delights which is such a fun image as he peeps around the North Pole. DP is papermania and the snowflakes are cuttlebug in satin mirri card. Snowmobile is a die cute in silver mirri card. Texture ribbon is a teal green but doesnt really show with the light sorry.

Well thanks for popping by and hope you can find some time again to join us. Foe more inspiration pop along and checkout the rest of the teams creations.
I will be entering this into the following challenges
Paper Shelter - Snowflakes
Fab n Funky - Baby it's cold outside