Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

Have you all had a lovely Chrismas, we certainly did but I've definitely eaten far too much and had the odd few too many glasses of wine, so the diet has really got to start the day after tomorrow.
I am really missing crafting and can't wait until the tree is taken down next week and I can get my little craft area back but thought I would show you a couple of my Christmas cards that I didn't get a chance to put on before, so here they are.
I was running behind the last week before Christmas and still had family and friends cards to do so decided to do a digital design which I was really pleased with. The second one I made for Benn (don't you just love this cute little image).
Well the next post I put on will be the first one of the new year so I just want to take the time to say have a great, healthy, and happy New Year, and whatever you are up to tonight, take care.
Max x

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Fabulous blog candy & A big thank you

I have been seeing a few boxes made recently using the Sizzix XL dies and they look really good. Well Paul over at Crafty Blogocks, a blog I regularly follow, has invested in some and has very kindly put some die cuts up as blog candy. If you fancy being in with a chance to win some then pop on over there, add a comment and put a link back to the candy on your blog and you never know, your name could be picked as the lucky winner. Even if you don't fancy some candy, pop over to Paul's anyway as he really does some lovely stuff and will give you lots of inspiration.
While we are on the subject of blog candy, I was very lucky to find I had been lucky enough to win the Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge over at Christmas with the Cricut last week during their Christmas Ustream giveaway. I was so excited when I found out as I am not very lucky when it comes to winning, so thank you girls for picking my name and well done to you for making it a fabulous place for inspiration when using your Cricut machine.
I won't be back now until after Christmas but I just want to say a big thank you to all my followers and people who have been kind enough to leave comments on my blog, it really means a lot that you take the time out of your own busy schedules to comment. I also want to thank everyone whose blogs that I also follow as you also give me such inspiration. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to visiting you all again in 2010.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

By The Cute and Girly

This is my last make for this month over at By The Cute and Girly titled "At the Movies" for which I decided on the name Skippy. This photo brings back a lot of memories as it was taken last year when Benn and I went out to Australia with my parents to see my brother who has lived there for the last 20 years. It was our first time and I loved it. We had gone to a place called Featherdale Wildlife Park just outside Sydney when this little joey decided to jump out its mothers pouch to follow Benn who had food to feed the animals with, its mother kept following it trying to nudge it back into her pouch but it wasn't going to be put off. It was such a beautiful sight and we were priviledged to be able to touch this lovely little creature who felt so velvety and soft. It will be a memory that will stay with me forever. The reason my layout is called the 2 Joeys is because Benn is actually Joseph Benn but we call him Benn.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

By The Cute and Girly

This month over at By The Cute & Girly the theme is "At The Movies" so I thought I would share with you a couple of my DT creations.
My first one is a card using an image from Digisparkle who is one of our lovely sponsors this month. My scrapbook page "Dreamer" is of Benn during one of his horse riding lessons. Do you have loads of photos that you haven't had time to scrapbook yet, I never seem to catch up but I do love my scrapbooking.
If you fancy playing along there is still time, just create something relating to movies and you will be in with a chance of winning and there are 4 prizes up for grabs this month. You can also enter more than once, but remember, you can only enter once in each category.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Cute Daisy May - Green & Gold

Morning everyone, happy Monday.

This week over at Cute Daisy May the challenge was to make a Green and Gold card. I decided to do one using Linnie's cute little Baby images as I thought it would be lovely for Luke's First Christmas card.
I brought the image into photoshop and added a circular sentiment and border, printed it out and coloured with promarkers. I then matted it on to a nestie cutout. All the papers I have used are again from the new collection by Bearly Mine Designs called Christmas Frolics.
It would be lovely to see you play along with the challenge as we love to see what you create, and don't forget, you don't even have to use a CDM image, and you never know, you could be the winner this week.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Polkadoodle Challenge

This week over at Polkadoodles the challenge is to make a card with an envelope format, and after seeing this cute little image over at Digital Delights thought how perfect it would be for this challenge. I coloured the image with my promarkers and then scaled my background paper from Bearly Mine using the computer to add an insert to my envelope. The lovely ticket sentiment was another freebie from Bizzy Becs.
Hope you have a good week .

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Few Challenges

Morning everyone, isn't it great that the weekend is here again.
Here is a card that I made for my lovely husband finally getting to use this adorable Gillian Roberts stamp. I bought this with Brian and Benn's cards in mind as the image is just too cute. My background spotty paper is from a DCWV pad and I think it was actually the Pet stack but I can't be too sure now. I coloured the little image in with my promarkers and then distressed it with my Tim Holtz ink pads then cut out using my nestibilities. I then cuttlebugged a strip of green using my Snowflake embossing folder. The gorgeous little ticket stub has come from a new Digi store called Bizzy Becks that I came across while visiting my daily blogs. These are wonderful as there are ones for everyday, occasions and even blank ones for you to add your own text and at only $2.65 AUD for 21 stubs it is a real bargain, all I did was adapt one to fit a saying for my hubby's card. I can tell I will be using these so much as I am always stuck for sentiments.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Die Cuts
Digital Tuesday - Christmas Song (Mistletoe and Wine, Cliff Richard)
I Love Promarkers - Dots and Stripes
Hope you enjoyed looking.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Birthday Card for Dad

Today I have a card to show you that I made for my wonderful Dad who celebrated his 75th Birthday recently, and just in case he is reading this, hi Dad.
For this card I used the adorable Magnolia Lion that was included in the Pet collection a while back. I really love this image and can find lots of uses for it, including some fab sentiments to go with it. It also gave me a good chance to use up some of my scrap papers.
I used an 8x8 Craftwork Cards base, that was mat and layered some Bazzill and Precious Metal paper from Memory Keepers. I then decoupaged my image twice after colouring in with Promarkers and popped it on to a nesties base, added a computer generated sentiment and then distressed all the white card to give it an aged look.
Hope you enjoyed looking.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Twinkle Twinkle

Well another week begins and another week nearer Christmas. Are you all ready yet? No neither am I so I really need to be getting myself into gear.
This week over at Cute Daisy May's the theme is Twinkle Twinkle and as you can see from my card I made it twinkle with all that glitter. All papers were from my stash with the light blue being cuttlebugged using my snowflake folder, unfortunately I can't tell you who makes the patterned paper. The lovely image can be found here on Sheet 67 and you never know, if you enter you could even win yourself this download or any other that takes your fancy. If you are stuck for a bit of inspiration have a look at the DT crds as they are all fabulous again this week, so come on over as we'd love to have you join in.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Thank God it is Friday again. I really don't know where the time is going at the moment with Christmas jut around the corner. Are you all ready? I'm not, I only have 1 present so far so am really going to have to get a move on. At least the good thing thing is I know what I am wanting to get for everyone which helps.
Well on to my card, I decided to do another Easel card as I really love this shape. I have once again used papers from Bearly Mine Designs as these are just so pretty along with some co-ordinating Pink Petticoat ones too. I stamped a lovely Tilda image and coloured her in using my Promarkers mounted her onto pop dots, added a computer generated sentiment and there you have it.
Have a great weekend everyone and look forward to sharing some more with you soon.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Lily Boo - December Challenge & New Image Sheets

This month over at Lily Boo Too the challenge is "Paper Piecing" and as you will recently remember, I gave you a sneaky peak of a new collection called Gingerbreads that Sam was going to be adding to the boutique. Well while I was away these were added and they are just fantastic at £1.99 for 6. So with these in mind I decided to use another one of them for my challenge card, Isn't he just adorable and so cheeky looking. I have paper pieced the cute little ginger along with the pot base and ribbon using papers from Donna's (Bearly Mine Crafts), new collection called Christmas Frolics, they are really great.
The second card is the full reveal of my sneaky peak, hope it has given you some inspiration.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

I'm Back

I can't believe it is now December, where has the time gone. I had a lovely time in Malta, it was lovely and warm and so relaxing. I really miss the boys when I am away but I do think it makes me appreciate them even more when I come home.

If you remember, Benn was on an activity weekend in Cumbria just before I went and thoroughly enjoyed himself caving, rock climbing and all that type of stuff. I was starting to get a bit nervous as I hadn't been able to contact him. I kept thinking though, if anything had happened the school would contact us and they had warned us that there was only one network that ever seemed to be able to get a signal but it still doesn't make you feel any better. Anyway, I finally received a call from him just as I was leaving for the airport only for him to say that where he was staying was 5 minutes or so away from where the policeman lost his life. You can imagine how I felt. I feel so sorry for all the people who were affected by that shocking weather and especially for the family of that poor policeman.

Right, this month over at By the Cute and Girly the theme is "Lets go to the Movies" which gives you so much choice. So come on over, make a card, scrapbook page or anything else crafty, but don't forget, you can only enter once for each category. If you are stuck for inspiration then the DT have come up with some fabulous projects to get your juices flowing. Here's one of my projects.

I have a couple more to share with you over the next few weeks so keep popping back.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Easel Wedding Card

Haven't had much time for crafting this week what with getting Benn ready and off for his school trip. He has gone on a rock climbing, caving, canoeing, team building trip to a place called Longrigg up near Kendal. He was really excited about it and I know he will have a great time, even though the weather has been so awful. I am not sure if he will be able to do all the activities as they do seem to be having flood alerts but I am sure it will be great fun still. As all Mums know though, I am missing him like crazy especially as he arrives home on Friday evening as I leave for Malta Friday lunchtime.
I apologise now if I go awol for a while as I have so much still to do getting my packing done along with making sure the boys are set up for while I am away as I can picture it now when it gets to Monday morning and a school tie is missing or something, and I haven't for the life of me any idea on this scheduling lark that other bloggers seem to be good at.
I was asked to make a wedding card so I thought I would use this gorgeous Cute Daisy May image and make an easel card as they are just so cute and really easy to make. The gorgeous image can be found on sheet 74 here. The next card was for a friend who has just had her first baby, and as you can see I have used another Daisy May image which is here.
I do hope that this weather improves for you all while I am away.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Lily Boo Sneak Peak

Morning everyone. Just a quickie today to let you know that Sam over at Lily-Boo's has been at it again. She has come up with another fabulous set of digital downloads that you are just going to love. I can't show you the whole card but here is a little sneaky peak to wet your appetite's.
Keep checking back for the full reveal and remember, you still have time to enter this month's challenge where we would like to see your PURPLE cards, any image, any theme just make sure it is PURPLE.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lily-Boo were proud to be last week's sponsors for the Papertake Weekly challenge where the winners would win a gorgeous set of Christmas Rectangle downloads that can be found here . These are fantastic images that Sam has drawn and really make beautiful cards for Christmas. They are such good value too at only £1.99 for six. So if you haven't already, pop on over and have a browse through all the other great images, and there are lots to choose from.
Also, don't forget that the challenge this month over at Lily-boo Too is PURPLE. You are not even tied to using a Lily-Boo image. So just to recap, it can be any occasion card, any image, any design just as long as it is PURPLE. See you there.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Cute Daisy May - Wild Thing

This week over at Cute Daisy May Linnie wanted us to go wild and use a cute animal image. Here is my card which I think fitted the bill even though she is more tame I feel than wild which made me think she would look so sweet on a baby card, she can be found on Sheet 61
I am also entering this card into Crafty Catz challenge where they wanted to see dots on your card.

The papers I have used are all from DCWV Nana's Nursery, ribbon from my stash and I have also used my Martha Stewart Valentine Heart.

We would love to see you come and play along this week, and don't forget, you dont have to use a CDM image Hope to see you again soon.

Winter Wonderland for By the Cute & Girly

Just thought I would share with you my scrapbook page that I did for Winter Wonderland over at By the Cute and Girly. This photo was Benn when he was 5 and first saw snow. He was so funny that day, he woke up and wanted to go out in it straight away. I had trouble getting him even to have breakfast and by the time I got him in again it was gone 5 oclock that night. He wouldn't come in for lunch or anything and I was only able to pop back into the kitchen (it looks out into the close) to make the odd cup of coffee to take out but that was all.
It certainly brought back lots of happy memories.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Cute Daisy May - Blue Christmas

Didn't we have a lousy weekend. I spend all morning yesterday on the sidelines of Benn's football match in the torrential rain. The only good thing was his team won but the boys were absolutely drenched, muddy and cold. This is the only time I don't enjoy being there so don't tend to go quite so much then but as Brian was having to work it was down to me. Never mind the sun is shinning today and it is the start of another new challenge over at Cute Daisy May
Here is my card made for this week's challenge with the theme being Blue Christmas and I have used a cute little boy image for a change and can be found on Sheet 46. The background paper is from a Christmas speciality pack from Kars. I have coloured my image using my faithful Promarkers.

Hope you can join us this week as we would love to see your creations,

Thanks for stopping by.

By the Cute & Girly - Challenge 2

This month over at By the Cute and Girly we decided on a theme of Winter Wonderland. I had an idea that I would try and make something other than a card but couldn't think of what to do. In the end I came up with a wacky idea of making a little gift bag using laminating pouches. I matted and layered my papers before laminating them and then punched holes and tied it all together with coordinating ribbons. I added a bit of the offcuts of the laminated sheet to make a handle, once again punching holes and threading ribbon through, and then added my gorgeous tilda image after colouring her in with my promarkers.

I then went on to make a matching card but using my new Woodware ribbon punch (see I just have trouble not making a card!!!)
I hope you like it and I hope that you will once again join us as we love seeing your creatons.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Daring Cardmakers - Get Punchy
Just Magnolia - Monocrome

Lily Boo November Challenge

Can you believe another month has gone by and we are only a couple of weeks away now from Christmas. I just don't know where the time is going at the moment and I haven't even started doing my Christmas shopping. This is going to be a very busy month for me as I have my MIL and Dad's birthdays plus I am off to Malta for a week and Benn is off on a school trip too so I need to get a bit of a move on I feel.
Onto this month's Lily-Boo Too challenge. This month we decided on a colour challenge and decided on PURPLE. So don't be shy, pop on over to the Lily-Boo Too Challenge blog and play along as we would love to see your creations.
Here is my one using one of Sam's fabulous Christmas Scenes which is on collection 23. The background papers I have used are from a talented lady called Donna from Bearly Mine Designs. These are all from the Designer Extreme Volume III CD and what I love is that it also includes inserts. This was such a simple card to do by using these backing papers, I just manipulated my snowman image straight onto the backing paper, added a sentiment and then printed it out, coloured the image with promarkers and matted it onto a card base and it was done. A great CD for when time is short.
Well hope you like it and thanks again for visiting as it really means a lot that you take the time to pop over and especially the lovely comments you leave me.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

An Award

I have woken up today to a lovely surprise. I didn't get home until late last night so didn't get a chance to check my blog but after looking this morning I have found out that I had been left an award by the very talented Paul from Crafty Blogocks, so thank you so much Paul you have made my day. If you haven't seen Paul's work yet then you really should stop by and take a look.

So before I pass it on to 5 more people I have to write 5 things about myself.

1. Some would say I am quite scatty.
2. I adore my Cricut machine but am desperate for an Expression
3. Growing up with 3 brothers I am a real tomboy but finding I am now going through my pink stage.
4. I am extremely lucky to have been blessed with a great husband and fantastic son.
5. I have an addiction - paper, stamps, craft spending, basically anything to do with crafting!!!

and the 5 people I am passing this onto are for their friendship and inspiration that they always give me.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Cute Daisy May - Halloween

Another week begins and it is time for another challenge over at Cute Daisy May this time with a Halloween theme. So come on, get those broomsticks out, dust them off and come and play. Don't forget, the winner will get a digi sheet of their choice along with a "cutest card" blinkie to display with pride on their blog.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Polkadoodles - Halloween
Crafty Creations - All Hallow's Eve

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Katharina of Whiff of Joy stamps has some fabulous blog candy to give away, but you had better get over there quick as this it ends tomorrow. Have you checked out the Winter Stamp Kit yet? It is certainly a great way of adding to your collection as for 27 Euros you get 10 stamps which consists of about 6 figures plus sentiments and accessory stamps.

Lily-Boo Too

Morning everyone, no card today but I just thought I would let you know that you still have a few days left to enter this month's Lily-Boo Too challenge. Sam designs some wonderful images that you can see here and if you are the lucky winner you get to pick 2 sheets of your own choice and we would love to see your creations.
This month there is a sketch to follow, designed by our lovely Jane and don't worry if you don't have an image to use because Sam has very kindly donated a wonderful little fairy for you to download free, and even if you have an image you can still download her.
So why don't you pop on over, we'd love to see you.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Over at Cute Daisy May this week we were challenged to come up with an I Love You type of card, so having a wedding to go to, I thought this would be the perfect image and can be found on Sheet 74. The card shape is called an Easel. I came across the challenge to make one of these cards while bloghopping when I landed on Magnolia-licious Highlites. This month they are challenging everyone to make one of these adorable cards and Suzanne has very kindly added a great tutorial. I found this so easy to make and really enjoyable, so you had better watch out as I feel a few more of these coming on.

Papers: Basic Grey Sugared
Sentiment: Computer generated
Tools: Martha Stewart Flourish & Woodware Flower Punch
Have a good Monday

Friday, 16 October 2009

Birthday Card

Whoa ho, it is Friday and I should be getting ready to go out as it is my friends birthday today and we are going for a drink. I don't know about you but doesn't time seem to be just flying at the moment, "almost Christmas" is all I keep hearing but I can't even think about that until I get back from Malta in November. Well I had to take a break from all the Christmas cards I have been making lately and get a birthday card done for Kezia who will be 7 next week. The little image I have used is another Daisy May and can be found on Sheet 83 here and all the papers are from Shabby Princess. She is a real girly girly and is so into Pink and Lilac (aren't we all) so this card will suit her to a tee. I am also entering this into the challenge going on over at Polkadoodles where you had to follow a sketch.
Well must run or I will never make it.

Birthday Card

I haven't played with my magnolias for a little while which is a shame as they are just so cute. Anyway, I had to make a birthday card for a friend and couldn't resist this image. The papers I have used are Basic Grey and Stampin Up. The flower I made myself using a woodware punch, added a Craftwork Cards sentiment and some Card Candy also by Craftwork Cards. I hope she likes it.

I am really pleased as I am actually in time for some challenges this week, which is unusual for me as by the time I managed to find any time to craft at the moment, the challenge has been and gone.

I Love Promakers - to follow a sketch
Crafty Creations - Blue
Charisma Cardz - Distressing
Whimsy Stamps - Get Punchy
BasicGrey Challenge - Colour Combo of Green, Red and Blue, the green is a bit hard to see but it has been used to colour the base of the rose before the stork of brown.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Friday Sketchers & Lily-Boo's Boutique

I do love this time of year, getting ready for the crisp frosty mornings and hopefully some snow (as I adore it), but the only thing I don't like is getting up when it is dark and it getting dark again by the time I get home from work, especially as it causes such a problem getting a good photo of your cards, so I do apologise for the poor lighting with this one.
I am entering this card into the Friday Sketchers challenge. I have used another one of the adorable bauble images from Lily-Boo's Boutique that are available from here, with a fab price of only £1.99 for a sheet of 6. Now you can't beat that can you, imagine how much it would cost for these as stamps rather than downloads, and the great thing is you can re-size them to whatever size you need. Have you popped over to the challenge blog yet and had a go. If not why don't you have a go and if you haven't got an image to use Sam has has also very kindly put a lovely little freebie on there for you to use too.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Cute Daisy May & Danni's Dreams Challenge Card

This week over at Cute Daisy May the challenge is Fairy Nuff. Well I couldn't resist this little image as I think she is such a cute little fairy, but looks full of mischief too. She can be found on Sheet 33 over here. I am also entering this at Danni's Dreams where the challenge this week is to use a fairy.
The beautiful background paper was a free download from a very talented lady called Jak Heath over at Crafters Kitchen. I happened to come across Jak's blog while blog hopping and have been an avid follower ever since, so if you get the chance why don't you pop on over and see for yourselves. I coloured my little fairy using Promarkers and then cut her out with a nestibility along with another one using the background paper and voila, Fairy Nuff.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Birthday Card

I hope you are all having a lovely evening, isn't it good that it is Friday. I have had such a busy week that I haven't even had a chance to do any crafting. I thought as kids grew up it would get easier but instead of having more time I seem to have less . Oh well, I won't have many more years to do it so I will make the most of it now while he does still need me to run him around everywhere. I can't believe how grown up he seems to be getting.

Tonight I finally found some time to get a birthday card done for our little Grandson who celebrates his 1st Birthday next week. I had to get it done tonight as I need to get it posted soon otherwise it will not arrive in time, especially if the strikes go ahead.

I have used papers from Nana's Nursery collection by DCWV, and yellow cardstock from my stash. I welded Oscar's name to the 1 using a friends Basecamp Cricut cartridge (thanks Sue). The beautiful image I have used can be found on Sheet 43 over here at Cute Daisy May which I have coloured with my Promarkers. Hope you like it.

Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend.

PS. I have also been playing around in Photoshop to try and show my cards off a bit better with a personalised signature.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Fabulous New Collection - Lily-Boo's Boutique

Here is a card I made with the new collection called Christmas Baubles over at Lily-Boo's. It is a great collection, and at only £1.99 for a sheet of 6 will really help you make all those Christmas cards that you need to make. I tell you, everytime Sam comes up with a new collection I think to myself that she can't top the previous but then goes and does just that.
For more inspiration why don't you visit the other DT members as, as usual, they have created some fabulous cards to help you.
Sam has also added a couple more new collections for you, Weddings and Teen Girls. I will be making a couple of cards in the near future using these but in the meantime why don't you pop on over there and see how cute they are.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Cute Daisy May DT Card - Pink Christmas

Well it is Monday again already which means another Cute Daisy May challenge. This week the challenge is Pink Christmas. What a great challenge eh! It is so nice to see Christmas cards in different colours as opposed to the standard Red & Green, not that I don't like Red & Green
This little image is from Sheet 46 and can be purchased here for £1.99 a sheet and there are lots to choose from. The papers I have used all come from a Nitwit collection called Joyful Hearts. These are great little collections as you not only get papers but you get cute little elements to go with it, as you can see from these little mittens. The paper rose, I made myself using a woodware punch, have I told you that I can't stop making these now that I know how lol.
The rest of the Design Team have come up with the fab cards this week which should give you all loads of inspiration.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Awesome Blog Candy

Wow, what about this for blog candy. Jak from Crafters Kitchen has been very lucky in that her boss has given her a Quickutz Sillouette to offer as blog candy. Can you believe it, she certainly has a fantastic boss doesn't she.
Well to be in with a chance of winning pop on over to Jak's blog, leave a comment and post a link on your blog, unfortunately this is only open to UK addresses. This candy will run until the 30th October when Jak will pick a winner.
Good luck everyone.

By the Cute and Girly - Challenge 1 Autumn Glory

Have you been over to the Cute and Girly Challenge blog yet and become a follower? Jane from Jems Crafting Blog decided to set up a new challenge blog to incorporate all types of craft and I was so excited to be asked to be one of her design team members,

Well the day has finally arrived for the first challenge so it would be great if you entered. The theme this month is Autumn Glory, so it doesn't matter what you enter as long as it is related to Autumn and is handmade, and if you are stuck for a little bit of inspiration, the Design team have come up with some fabulous projects to get your creative juices flowing, and don't forget there are some fabulous prizes to be won that have been sponsored by some great names like Simon Says, Lily-Boo's and the very talented Joanna Sheen but to name a few. Pop over now, follow, and then get creating as we would love to see your projects.

Here are a couple of things I came up with. Hope you like them and thank you for stopping by.

Lily-Boos - Challenge 2 Sketch

Morning all, hope you are having a good week so far.
Well our first challenge over at Lily-Boo's Too got off to a flying start. We had some fab entries and you should all be very proud as they were fantastic. At present we are still going over them and will announce the winner shortly so don't forget to pop back as you never know you could be our lucky winner.
On to this months challenge. Sam has very kindly added another freebie for you of an adorable fairy that you may like to work, or if you have a favourite Lily-Boo image, then that is fine too. Our very talented Jane (By the Cute and Girly Challenge blog) has come up with this fab sketch that we would like you to follow. If you need a bit of inspiration pop on over to Lily-Boo's Too and see what the other girls have come up with as they are an extremely talented bunch.
Well I must say I am really looking forward to seeing what all you creative girlys/boys come up with this month.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Cute Daisy May DT Card - Recipe 123

Morning everyone, didn't we have a lovely weekend, It felt like we were back to summer which was nice.

This week over at Cute Daisy May the theme is to design a card using a recipe of 1 Ribbon, 2 Buttons and 3 Flowers. Here is the card that popped itself into my head using Linnie's adorable Cat image which can be found on Sheet 43. The papers I have used are all from Craftwork Cards along with the base card. The ribbon started off as plain white grosgrain that I coloured with my Promarkers to match my colour scheme.

Pop over to the challenge blog to join in this week and you never know you may even be the winner.

Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon.

Naming Day Card

I was asked if I could make a naming day card for a lady to give to her Grandson, she didn't want anything religious but all she could tell me was that he liked dinosaurs so hopefully this fits the bill.The background paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery and Bazzill. I used my Cricut machine and Paper Dolls cartridge to make the dinosaur, caveman and tree.
Hope you like and thanks for stopping by.

Have you popped over to the Cute and Girly Challenge Blog yet and signed up to be a follower, and you may even become the winner of that fab make up set that Jane has so kindly put up as a prize. Don't forget that the first challenge starts on 1st October so it would be lovely to see as many of you as possible enter.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Cute Daisy May Challenge

Over at Cute Daisy May this week the challenge is Texture. For this card I mat and layered some gorgeous strippy paper then printed out some coordinating mats and embossed them using my cuttlebug folders, Divine Swirls and the new Victoria. I then mat and layered my gorgeous little image after colouring her with my promarkers and then used my Martha Stewart Flourish punch, added a stamped sentiment from Autumn Leaves and a couple of flowers a charm and some card candy and there you have it. This image is so sweet and so pretty for those young ladies in your life and can be found on Sheet 84 along with 3 other adorable images. This card is going to be for my 7 year old step grandaughter as it so reminds me of her. If you haven't come across Linnie's designs yet then you need to get on over there as they are delightful and are only £1.99 per sheet. The beauty of digital images is that you have no storage problems, can resize them to whatever size you wish and you have them for life.
Thanks for stopping by but don't forget, pop on over there and have a go at this weeks challenge.

Just Magnolia Challenge & By the Cute and Girly

As a lot of you know I burnt my stomach last week and have been in a lot of pain as it is quite a large burn just below my waistline which has made it really hard to sit, let alone craft. Well yesterday I felt a bit better so thought I would have a go at making a card and as I already had this cute little Magnolia image coloured I thought I would use that, I have also used some scrummy Magnolia papers that I bought along with the image with my birthday money. The sentiment is a Quickutz rub on. So hope you like it as I am entering it into this weeks Just Magnolia challenge where the theme is to follow a sketch.

Also for those that missed my earlier post, Jane (Jem's Crafting Blog) has started a new challenge blog called "By the Cute and Girly" where the focus is on having fun and I was asked by Jane if I would join her DT along with some very, very talented ladies (looking forward to playing with you girls). Jane started this challenge so that all you crafty people can showcase all your creations, whether it be a card, flower arrangements, knitted garment, scrapbook page. Well basically anything that you have made yourself. The challenge will run each month and there are some fab prizes up for grabs and some great sponsors. If you haven't yet become a follower then hop on over there and sign up, and we will look forward to seeing what you all come up with.
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