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Thursday 27 December 2012

Anything But A Card at Craft

Good evening hope you all had a good Christmas gosh it went quick did you get lots of pressies under your tree. I must say my son spoilt me this week and had a lovely quiet meal with him and his girlfriend. Well now it is all over for this year and New Year is round the corner.
Well this week we have a great challenge for you at Craft, maybe it was something you made for your table. We would just love to see
Our sponsors for this challenge are

For my project I made a heart well decorated it as a present for a friend hope you like as much as she did.
The heart I bought from a local shop wish I had got more as would have liked to make some for myself. I used flowers from Wild Orchid cheesecloth and die cut which is a Cherry Lyn. The Heart is a cream pottery.
if you need some inspiration you wont go wrong than checking out the rest of the teams creations. So f you manage some little time we would love to see you over at the challange blog.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Charisma Cards - anything goes
Divas by design - anything goes

Saturday 22 December 2012

Creative Inspirations challenge Anything Goes

Good morning gosh Christmas day almost apon us and I am no way near to being ready a few special cards to make and my food shoppng to get along with the odd present for that person that is so hard to buy for. The shops are so crowded and so difficult to shop in. hate crowds but will try to get it sorted tomorrow.
This week at Creative Inspirations we have a nice easy challenge for you. ANYTHING GOES and our sponsor for this challenge is
with four images of the winners choice.
We where given some images to play with and I picked this cutie.
Used my promarkers to colour and my Memory box die and some ribbon from stash. paper is from a old pad from last year. Well hope you like my little card and if you get some crafty time hope I see you over at the challenge. Thanks for popping by and Merry Christmas

Monday 17 December 2012

Crafty CatzNew Begining and GDT CALL for january

Good morning I am here with a reminder of our challenge at Crafty catz. This week it is the lovely Beths turn to pick the challenge and she would like to see New beginings this could be Birth New Job,House or even get those New Year Cards done.
Also as my title says we are looking for GDT for January starting on the 4th january.
Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is
Crimson Cloud who is giving the winner 3 packs of Die cuts from there store.
Now onto my card I have gone with NEW YEAR theme and used a Mo image
Coloured with my promarkers and used Papermania paper and lots of miri card. Sentiment is a Lili of the Valley and some ribbon from my stash. The numbers are a die cut set think a Britannia Quickutz.
Well hope you can find some time to join us I know the clock is ticking and we are all so busy getting those last bits done. This is our last challenge till 2013 but I will be announcing the winner as normal on Friday. So hope to see you over there and all stay safe this christmas and have a wonderful time. Off to do my christmas shopping tomorrow well start it anyway. Thankfully most are at that age they would like some pennies in there stocking so they can buy something they have on there wish list.
Thanks for calling by.

Winter time at Craft

Hi me again trying to catch up on my posts. Yes it is winter and Craft would like to see your winter projects.
We have some amazing sponsors again this week and you still have time to enter the challenge.
Our sponsors are
Sponsor 1: Meljen's Designs

Sponsor 2:  Saturated Canary Digital Stamps

Sponsor 3:  Sylvia (our fellow DT member)

Sponsor 4: Trimgym's Digistamps and Images 

I have used a image from Satuarted Canary called Ugly Jumper now isnt she a cutie
I have coloured my image with promarkers. DP is Papermania and Dovecraft Ribbon from Mia flower Craft and sentiment is from Lili of the valley.
Well I hope you like my little card and I apoligise for the bad picture the light isnt to good in my house at the minute roll on summer.
Well now it is over to you hope to see your name in mr linky and we will be over to visit it you very soon.
Thanks for bobbing by take care.
I would like to enter in this into Christmas at Sweet Stampin

Contemporary Christmas Card Colours

Good evening are you all ready for Christmas I have at long last finished my orders and now need to get my cards done for family and friends. So apology for being a bad blogger but i am still wondering why we dont have 48hrs n the day at this time of year.
This weeks challenge at Creative Inspiration is a colour challenge. We would love to see those  Contemporary coloured cards.
Our sponsor this week is the fab digital company The Stamp Fairy.
We where lucky enough to be given some images to play with and I picked this cutie.
Image coloured with promarkers, Scim from Wild Orchid, Ribbon from papermania, snowflakes from a friend and DP from stash. I have coloured the image several times and 3d it but dont think you can see from the picture.
Well hope you like my card and can join us there will be a new challenge Wednesday morning so you still have time to play.
Thanks for popping and leaving all the lovely comments.

Saturday 8 December 2012

Crafty Catz want Shape Cards

Hi well i did say I would be back with my 2nd post and here it is.
This week at Crafty catz it is the lovely Beths turn to challenge us and i can tell you she challenged me. Beth would like to see from you this week.
(No square or rectanges allowed)
Our sponsor for this challenge is
StitchyBear Digital Stamps with a $10 gift voucher for there store.
Now onto my card and i have used a image from our sponsor

I have used a Xcut oval to cut my base card in a mat gold coloured card. Smaller oval cut in Red and then the Dovecraft paper. Printed the image in black added a touch of red and some glitter and chalked round it. The snowflake border is a memory box which I have chopped and layered behind. A nestability flower and a papermania bell with red satin ribbon.
Well hope you like this I am not sure if I do but guess someone will be getting it for christmas. Now do you make your own card shape blanks or buy them either way we would love to see them made into cards it doesnt have to be christmas theme. Hope to see you over there and thanks for popping by.
Enjoy your weekend.

Santas on his way

Morning I have 2 posts for you today and time at this year is so very short so will get on with it. Hope you are getting ready for christmas if not all done.
As I said this is the 1st post and it is my CRAFT challenge DT card we have more wonderful sponsors so get on over and checkout the prizes on offer.
A nice easy challenge for you this week for those that are still in the thick of christmas cards.
I have used one of our sponsors image 'Santa and Tree' by Robyn's Fetish
 close up of image
I have made this for a little boy who is 2 so think this is the perfect image.
Image coloured with promarkers with a touch of glitter and the tree is a memory box love this but oh it takes ages to get out of the die without breaking but think is worth it. Dovecraft and papermania papers. Ribbon is from stash and is a small bit with no name sorry. I will add his name before giving the card somewhere.
Well off to wash my pots get the hoover out and finish my order oh and do the shopping have a little trip to see Tilly before she flys out of  the country hope she is in but that might be tomorrow. Cant stop her packing can i.
Thanks for popping by and hope to see your enty n the challenge. i will be back shortly with my Crafty Catz card get those shape cards out
Bye for now
I would like to enter this into Fat Pages 7 Card with Attitudes challenge anything goes

Friday 7 December 2012

Time to Case

Hi are you busy running round getting ready for Christmas well if you have a little time to craft how about joining us this week at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS with our case theme. This is the last case of the year and it is our teamie Shells turn. Here is her card for you to case you can use may be the colour, layout, theme or image.
our sponsor for this challenge is
now onto my card. I have used the layout and colour theme but added more embellishments hope you can see the layout

                                          close up of image       close up of flowers from stash and wild orchid
 I have used a WOJ image coloured with my promarkers and dovecraft papers and distressed inks on. the edges, Papermania sentiment,
So now you have seen my card it is over to you, make your card and link up and one of us will be over very shortly to have a peep.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
I love promarkers - anything goes
Celebrate the occassion - no red or green

Saturday 1 December 2012

Recycle/upcycle Time at Crafty Catz

Hi folks have you had a good day well I have been busy cleaning and ended up with a such a bad head i couldnt do anything well that will teach me to clean and not craft. Hope you are keeping warm gosh it is so cold. off to Blackpool tomorrow to see my teamie Janette hope she is up to a good chin wag.
Well this week at Crafty Catz it is the lovely Naomi's turn to pick our theme and she would like us to use something that we have recycled from something else.
Our sponsor this week is the fab digital stamp company
The Stamp Fairy
pop over to the blog for details and checkout the samples the Stamp Fairy team sent us.
Also we have a new GDT Helene aka Nick and wow she had produced a brilliant card for her 1st card. Pop over and give her some love
Ok onto my card I have recycled the Sentiment and the flourishes and snowflakes from last years card a neighbour sent me. Now I knew I had saved it for a reason.
Image from our sponsor the stamp fairy coloured with my promarkers. papers are dovecraft? from last year.
Well that me creation hope you like and now it is over to you. have a look round is there anything you can reuse on your card. How about some foil sweet paper embossed or even made into a flower. Those little pieces of ribbon that are on the inside of your clothes. cant wait to see what you use.
Well I am now off to bed as the head is still not too good and i need to be right for morning.
fat pages & Attitude - anything goes
Wags & Whiskers - Christmas

Friday 30 November 2012

Mr & Mrs Santa

Today i have my DT card to show you for CRAFT . We have a picture that we have to be inspiraed by and i went for the occassion.
So i have a Christmas card again for you. We have again some amazing sponsors and also a 1st sponsor from Rick st Dennis who my images are from.
Our sponsors are
The Stamping Boutique,Scrappers Delights,Rick st Dennis MFA, & Flonz
checkout the blog for details re prizes and while you are there checkout the teams amazing creations.
Ok onto my card. As I said I used 2 images from Rick st Dennis MFA and merged them. Used myy new Docraft paper pack and kept it simple with the image being so big. Dont they look a lovely couple and i am sure Mrs Claus keeps Santa in order.
 close up of the images merged together
Well hope you like my card and it has given you some inspiration. So if you have time this weekend maybe you can come and join our challenge
Thanks for popping by will be back shortly with my Crafty Catz card
Fat pages & Attitude - anything goes
Fussy & Fancy - I love christmas
Crimbo Cracker - christmas
Sarah Hurley - Christmas
I love Promarkers - anything goes
Paper Shelter- Christmas
Whimsy Stamps -Traditional Christmas
Bunny Zoes - winter

Traditional Christmas Colours / Creative inspirations challenge

Hello gosh isnt the weather bad and how the temperature has dropped this week cant wait for spring. Welltoday i am sharing with you my DT card for Creative inspirations. The theme is Traditional Christmas Colours. I have used a Penny Black image for my Card coloured with Promarkers
Our sponsor for this challenge is

My Card
 close up of image
I have used Docraft papers and Wild Orchid flowers sprayed with gold glimmer spray. Satin ribbon from mei flower. 
Need more inspiration checkout the team blog.
Sorry this is late off to bed up nice and early tomorrow and will be back with my Craft DT Card
Thanks for popping by.

Saturday 24 November 2012

#160 Crafty Catz - Snowflakes, Stars & a Sentiment

Good morning my post is a little late so guess this is a reminder. Yesterday saw the start of another challenge at Crafty catz and it is the lovely Dianne's turn to pick the theme.

Well a niceeasy one with everyone making Christmas Cards this is bound to fit into one of them so I am expecting another fab turn out.
Our wonderful sponsor this week is 
dont you just love there die cuts and this is what they are kindly giving our winner
Now on to my card  did a nice simple one and got my tiny stamps out and my brilliance ink and blue distress ink for the background stamping direct to the card blank
A oddment of blue spotted paper and some mirri card. Used my memory box snowflake circle and a penny black stamp which i coloured with my promarkers. Stars are tiny silver one you get in thoses celebration packs. The sentiment is from a old QVC pack i have had in the draw. Few Viva Pearls to finish off. Think this is about a good as i get to clean and simple.
So now it is your turn get those snowflakes stars out and make a card or maybe something else we would love to see it. Dont forget to head on over to the blog and checkout the rest of the girls amazing creations.
Thank for popping by and have a great weekend.
Challenges I would like to enter are
Crafty Creations -Christmas is coming
Fat pages -anything goes winter
Crimbo Crackers -  anything goes

Friday 23 November 2012

Colour Combo Time / Craft/ karen Doodles/Sassy Studio

Good evening just popped on to share with you my Dt card for CRAFT this week and we have an amazing colour combo for you to play along with.  Brown, Aqua & Pink

We have some fab prizes from our sponsor which are

so lots up for grabs but you have to be in it to win it.
Now I love this colour combo I have made onot 1 card but 2 
1st card I used on of this weeks sponsors images from Sassy studio's called Sexy Santa and wow isnt she sexy and i am sure many a young person would love a call from this santa.
  have coloured her with my promarkers and wish i had this colour hair and also wish i had wrote down the colours i used too. DP is from my stash and added some ribbon i have had for a few years. Liquid pearls and a memory box die. I have added some glitter on her hat scraf and pants but i am not so sure it shows up.
Now for something a little different I have used a image from last weeks sponsor Karen Doodles think I will use this alot for my cards. Memory box die and the frame for the sentiment is from Flonz another of our regular sponsors. Punched boarder and some velvet ribbon which i coloured with my promarkers. DP is from last year think is dovecraft.
Well hope you can find some time to join us this week would love to see what you come up with with this colour combo remember it is any theme as long as you use these colours.
Thanks for popping by and leave me a comment if you have time i love reading them. 
Challenges these fit
Dream Valley - anything goes
1st card
The Crafty Pad - Begining to look alot like Christmas
Papertake weekly - ribbon & Pearls
Incy Wincy Designs - Hip to be square
Cute Card Thursday - Girls
Paper play time - anything goes
2nd card
Joanna sheen - cold & frosty
Incy wincy designs - hip to be square
Bearly Mine Challenges - snowflakes
Pause DreamsEnjoy - anything goes

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Case Time and DT Call closing

Good morning from a rainy Manchester they say it is warm but i am not feeling it. Well as it is Wednesday time to show you my DT card for CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS and this time it is the lovely Rebakah's turn to be cased  but before I show you her card and mine I would just like to bring your attention to the fact the DT Call is closing on the 24th so if you haven't entered yet jump over and leave a link to your blog
Ok now our sponsor for this weeks challenge and prize  is
                   The prize this week is from J&C CREATIONS which is a £10 GIFT VOUCHER!

                                                      Rebekah's card to be cased is below

Now I have used the layout for my card and also found one of my Tilda stamps gosh i dont think this has seen light of day since last year 
 close up
sorry the light is so poor and doesnt show up the lovely green gems on the corners and the centres of the flowers. papers are from Docraft, Ribbon from local shop, Gold mirri card, Image coloured with my promarkers, Flowers cut with Spellbinders dies.
Well now it is your turn will you pick the layout or the colours cant wait to see what you make.
Lastly just wanted to show a small picture of my Brothers surprise wedding talk about relaxed no fancy do just a good time.
Congrats Kate & Greg

Sunday 18 November 2012

Let's Have some Sparkle

Good afternoon hope you are having a good weekend. I have had a busy one starting Friday evening with my friends daughters 30th Birthday party which was fancy dress 1980's. Now 1982 i was expecting my son so wanted to put a pillow up my jumper but no not allowed. Tee Hee so off i went for a Tutu from the local shop. No have no pictures to share I would die if anyone saw that wasnt there. Then Saturday morning my Brother got married what a nice relaxed day we had a simple registrar job and a nice friendly relaxed meal at the local Chinese restaurant not many of us just a small party just as they wanted and order of the day was smart and casual and relaxed. So Congrats to Kate & Greg.

Now with all this excitement I thought I has scheduled my post for Crafty Catz only to find out today that it is sat in Draft oh come back old blogger this never happened then. So those of you that haven't already visited the challenge blog here is what we would like for you to join us.
This time it was the lovely janettes turn to pick our theme and Janette isn't very well at the moment so pop over and give her some love. Janette would like to see lots of sparkle on your projects.
Our sponsor this week is the digital company The Stamping Boutique who are giving our winner 3 digital stamps of there choice.
Now onto my card I used this fab cute snowman from our sponsor
I have coloured my image with my promarkers and used my cuttlebug embossing folder snowflakes on the cream card. The Dp is from my stash. memory box snowflake in silver mirri card. Ribbon fromMei Flower and of course lots and lots of glitter but dont think my camera caught the sparkle. Bee hoo.
Ok so now you have seen my card lets have a peep get out all the bits that a magpie would love and come join us.
challenges that with card fits are
fairytale- embossing
Fat Pages & Cards - anything goes autumn and winter
Stampin with the Dragon - so cute
4 Crafty Chicks - winter
Crimbo Crackers - snowman

Friday 16 November 2012

Fabric at Craft

Good evening hope you are well. To day we start a new challenge at CRAFT and this week we would like to see Fabric on your creation.
We have 4 fab sponsors for this challenge so lots to win again

Sponsor 1: Trimgym's Digistamps and Images  

The prize for winner 1 is 3 digistamps or 2 easel card sheets or 1 paperpack of the winners choice from my digistamp blog.

Sponsor 2: Scrapper's Delights 

The prize for winner 2 is  6 free Digi Stamps of their choice

Sponsor 3: Bugaboo Stamps 
The prize for winner 3 is 7 digis of choice



The prize for winner 1 is 3 digistamps or 2 easel card sheets or 1 paperpack of the winners choice from my digistamp blog.

Sponsor for our Top3 this week: 

Karen's Doodles 

We are very excited to have her back as a sponsor!

The prize for no 1 is 3 digis of choice from her site (or 5 if you use a Karen's Doodles image).

The prize for no 2 is 2 digis of choice from her site.

The prize for no 3 is 1 digi of choice from her site.

Now I made a card for a friend who was going to a baby shower. the image is from Bugaboo and is called
 JJ PR Birth Control
close of homemade knitting needles

Image coloured with promarkers, DP from stash, ribbon from Mei Crafts, Candy dots, x cuts oval for the image, sentiment comes with the image from Bugaboo, Homemade needles ( wooden Skewers and beads for the ends) and cotton. As we didnt know the sex of the baby I have tried to include all the colours for a boy or girl. Hoe you like as much as the reciprocant as she took it round the room showing everyone.
Well if you want some more ideas of fabrics to use on your project pop over to the blog and checkout the team.
Thanks for popping by and hope to see you over there.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Thursday 15 November 2012

Red for Remembrance at Creative Inspiration

Good evening A quick post for me before I head off to bed as I need to be up early and I have been looking after my nephews with there school being one that is used for the voting.
Well Creative Inspirations challenge this week is Red for Remembrance  and we where given some images from our sponsor CEDAR CHEST DESIGNS who are giving the winner $10 gift voucher.

i decided to use 2 images the main image of the man in the card and also the tree to make it into a christmas card
 close up of the main image
Image coloured with my promarkers, lots of glitter, punch for the branches. Snowflakes from a friend, DP from stash and the sentiment is a papermania one from last year. Now it is your turn have fun and thanks for popping by.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Divas by design - anything goes
Just keep up crafting - christamas
My Mum's craft shop - winter wonderland
Craft Room challenge= punches & Dies

Sunday 11 November 2012

Remember Our Fallen Hero's/ Also candy at Nicoles

Good morning I hope you have spared a minute for all our brave souls that have given there life for us to be safe.
But onto a brighter not look what i have found what a lovely lady Nicole is to be giving this away to one lucky person. I am keeping my fingers crossed . Just hop on over and checkout this amazing blog this has been a new find for me but one i will be watching for inspiration. Just click on her name and it will jump you to her blog But be quick when she reaches 3450 followers the prize will be drawn
Have a good day got the son's girlfriend down for tea and have some crafting to get done today.

Friday 9 November 2012


Good evening are you ready for the weekend hope we get some nice weather it hasnt stopped raining today here in manchester. Well today it is the lovely and talented Sassy's turn to pick the theme for this weeks challenge and those of you that know Sassy she doesnt do compicated so what better than a nice easy one for us. She is a Darling. So lets see ANYTHING GOES.
Also we are looking for nexts months GDT member Laney is doing a fab job but will be handing over to another one of you so if you fancy trying out just add GDT after your name with this weeks challenge entry.
Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is DIGITAL DELIGHTS with the following prize.
ok now onto my card for your inspiration we where given some images to play with so I coloured them with promarkers. I used a card base from QVC which i have had forever. Lots of glitter and used my memory box tree & Snowflake border
well hope you like and it has encouraged to join us this week and dont forget the GDT. Thanks for popping by and leaving your comments I love reading them.

Thursday 8 November 2012

Inspired by a Film at CRAFT - Dirty Dancing

Hello hope you are all well and slowly getting ready for christmas wont be long now and itwill be apon us. I am no were near ready not 1 present bought and just a few cards made.
Today saw another challenge start at CRAFT and this week we have something a little different. We would love to see creations INSPIRED BY A FILM this could be any style maybe a comedy a love or even a christmas. Cant wait to see what you come up with.

So, here are our sponsors for this week:
Sponsor 1: My Heart Pieces 

The prize for winner 1 is 3 images from her blog of choice.

Sponsor 2: Stitchy Bear Stamps 

The prize for winner 2 is a $10 USD Gift Voucher good on the three creators below within the Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps Shop.

Sponsor 3: HopeJacare 
The prize for sponsor 3 is 3 images of choice from her shop.

Sponsor 4: LEJ Designs 
The prize for winner 4 is 3 digis of choice from her site.

Now onto my card I have used a image from The Paper Shelter and my film is as the title says, DIRTY DANCING oh I so love this film. I coloured it with my Promarkers
 Close up of the image sorry thelight was really bad on the main card and it looks a little dull but at least you can see the mirri card stars,

DP is from Rymans sentiment is a chipboard sticker from stash. Stars die cuts from a accute die, Ribbon from stash , stickles on the star and her dress but dont thinkthe later shows up. I might give this my friends daughter as she is having a 80's birthday party and i think the film is from that decade.
Well now it is your turn cant wait tosee what film you pick. Thanks for popping by and all the lovely comments they mean so much.