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.