Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Rabbits ,,,,, :-)

Hi all ,, its almost the weekend and that means it’s time for a new theme over on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)

This week we have a nice easy one for ya ,,

EASTER ! :-)

I decided to make a circle easel card using a Grand Calibur and grand circle and grand scalloped circle nesties, I used a sheet of 12x12 yellow whitewash coredination card, some green dots embossed card and a spring flower paper from Kaiser Crafts

I used a new stamp that I bought recently by art Impressions, very cute eh ! :-) I coloured with Copics and layered the rabbit and table, popping them up on Pop Dots for dimension. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and some ribbon from my drawer. I added a couple of butterflies, decorated with pearls and a few Card Candy’s to finish :-)

We are sponsored by our lovely ‘old’ teamie Emma aka Crafty Emma’s Store and she will be giving one lucky entrant a £10 Voucher to her store :-)

thanks for looking :-) the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the TPC to see them :-)

Challenges :

Freshly Brewed,,,,, Spring

My Mum’s Craft Shop ,,,use a rubber stamp

Anything Goes ,,,,, Easter

Crafty Sentiments ,,, Easter

Creative Card Crew,,, Spring

My Time to Craft ,,, Easel Cards

Top Tip Tuesday ,,Easter and or Animals

Crafty Boots ,,,, Easter

Creative Stamp Friends ,,,, Spring

Forever Friends ,, 3D and/or decoupage

Hooked on Crafts ,,, More than one fold

Drunken Stampers ,,, I’ll drink to that

Charisma Cardz ,,,,, Easter

Cute Card Thursday ,,,,,, Happy Easter

Moving Along with the Times ,,, Cute ‘n’ Cuddly

Paper Play ,,, Easter

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Feathered and/or Furry Christmas :-)

Hi again :-) I am back with another post ,, this is a reminder that you still have a week to join us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-) ,, my Christmas Card box is filling up nicely !! :-)

We are sponsored by Lili of the Valley and Bugaboo Stamps so please see the challenge blog for more details :-)

I used this very cute Partridge Tree image from Bugaboo. stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with my new Distress Markers and distress inks. I only have 6 markers but they are gorgeous and now NEED the whole set !! :-) The papers are from a Memory Box Yuletide pack and I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo. The flowers are made using Nellie Snellen Stamp and Emboss sets and a Martha Stewart frond leaf punch. I finished with some ribbon, glossy accents on the pears and Robins Nest Dew Drops in the centre of the flowers, the sentiment came with the stamp.

This is my first time making a card for the mid way reminder and Samantha hung these in the DT blog for me, ,,,, hehe Open-mouthed smile


Thanks for looking :-) I hope you all join in and just think,.. no last min panicking in December !!

Challenges :

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long,,,,,,, Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft ,, The Sound Of Music ,,, On the First day of Christmas ,,,, tra lalalalaaa :-)

Craft Us Crazy, ,,,Religious/Easter/something Sweet … ( Christmas and pears ! )

Simon Says ,,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)

Simon Says Stamp

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our game of BINGO last week. It was fantastic to see so many of you joining us !

As it's the last challenge of the month we have a fab theme for you !!


the DT work really hard to try to comment on all entries but we are having a few problems with blogger at the moment, I am sure you are all aware of it, so please be assured that every entry will be included in the prize draw :-) Good Luck to ALL :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too

We are showcasing products from My Favorite Things this week :-) as always, you don't have to use them but if you do have some then we would love to see them :-)

It is Laurel's last week in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say what a pleasure it has been having you along with us Laurel :-) Thank You so very much for all of your wonderful creations :-) xx

I saw this fabulous teapot template designed by Deneen on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge last week and thought it would be perfect to use with my images this week ! Thanks Deneen xx Also Janette had made it into an easel card so I thought I would CASE that idea :-)

After I had started I was beginning to regret it,, it took me AGES ! but I persevered and got there in the end, and it was fun ,,, :-)

After cutting out the shapes from basic white card and papers from Kaiser Crafts I inked the edges with Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I stamped the cute MFT Tea for Two image 3 times onto Neenah cardstock using Memento ink and coloured with Copics,

I then layered the cup and the little bunny bum with pop dots and added a little Polar White Flower soft on his cotton tail :-) I cut out the circles with Spellbinders dies and inked those edges too. I used a Heart Swirl die and made 3 roses using the Mini Rolled roses dies,

TIP,I used watercolour paper to make these, inked with distress inks, sprayed with water and then scrunched before rolling, I find them much easier to make this way and more malleable :-)

I used a Martha Stewart Lace border punch and a real doily underneath. The tag was made using a MFT stamp from an Always Time for Tea Die-Namics set and I added some Hemptique twine.

For the lid insert I stamped the ‘steam’ with versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder before inking with the distress inks, I then stamped the sentiment and cut out the teapot using the dies in the set. I added glossy accents and lots of glitter to the top and a bit of lace, inked with Vintage Photo, to finish :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Laurel and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for you to see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them Smile

Challenges :

My Time To Craft ,,,, Easel Cards

Top Tip Tuesday ,,, Easter and/or Animals ( my tip is in the post)

Forever Friends ,,, Decoupage and/or 3D

Hooked On Crafts ,,,, Multifold

Stamp & Fun = Creativity,,,, Make your own flowers

The Cutie Pie ,,,, Think pink with rabbits

Drunken Stampers ,,, I’ll drink to that

Secret Crafter ,,,,, Shabby Chic Vintage

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle ,, Bunnies

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

April Showers bring Spring Flowers ,,,, :-)

Hi all :-) Crikey,,, it’s Tuesday already and time for a new challenge on the Papertake Weekly Challenge ,,

Dawny has made us a fab sketch to follow ,, YAY !! :-) I love this one ,,,

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp sent me the fab April Card Kit for my birthday recently ( thanks !! xx ) so I just had to use it for my card :-)

The lovely Kristina Werner decides on the contents of these kits and even designed the cute stamp set too ! clever lass eh !! :-)

I used mostly what was in the kit, the lilac Hero Arts card and papers from Lawn Fawn, the Chevron acetate overlay, prima flowers, washi tape and the stamps :-) I stamped the brolly with memento ink onto Neenah card and then again onto some patterned paper to decoupage and paper piece.

I cut one of the raindrop stamps from the strip and inked it with versamark ink, randomly stamped and embossed with white embossing powder and then swirled some Dusty Concord ink over the top. I used a Martha Stewart leaf and border punch, some Hemptique twine and a Basic Grey button, the charm was a gift from America :-)

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp so a fab $20 voucher to the fabulous store on offer for one lucky entrant ! :-)

Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for looking :-) our fab GD’s and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the PTW to see them :-)

Challenges : ( thanks Feline Playful )

Creative Stamp Friends ,,,, Spring

Cupcake Crafts ,, The Sound Of Music ,,, Raindrops are falling on my head ,,,

Heart to Heart ,,,, Embossing

Card Makin Mama’s ,,,, Buttons

Crafty Catz ,,,,, Spring

Jellypark ,,, Weather

Paper Play ,,,, Spring Colours

Crafts and Me ,,,, Spring Colours

Monday, March 26, 2012

Party Time for House Mouse and friends ! :-)

Hi all :-), did you all have a lovely weekend ?,, did you go to the NEC ?? ,, if so I am sure you have plenty of new goodies to play with so get them out and use them to join us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge :-)

This fortnight it’s our lovely teamie, Dorte’s, turn to choose the theme ,,,

Party Time !!! :-),,, ooh these meeces do know how to party !! :-)

I used my very cute ‘My Hat’s Onto You’ stamp, coloured with Copics and the edges inked with Victorian Velvet DI, then Star dust stickled. The papers are new from My Minds Eye from a Dolled Up pack, I inked the edges of the papers with the ink too. The banner and balloons were made on my fab Silhouette Cameo machine, Ithen stamped the banners using Hero Arts Friendly Flags stamps. I finished with some Doodlebug Bright Twine and a basic grey Button,smothered with stickles too ;-)

We are sponsored by the lovely House Mouse Designs who will give one lucky winner a $25 Gift certificate to their store



Di’s Digi Downloads, the winner will get a $10 Voucher to spend on her gorgeous images :-)


Our fabulous GD’s and the DT have made some gorgeous creations for you so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Colour me Creative Copics ,,,,, Anything Goes

Pan Pastel UK ,,, Bright Colours ( I definitely need to get me some of these pastels, they look fab ! )

Card Makin Mama’s ,,,, Buttons

Dilly Beans ,,,, Party

Cute Card Thursday ,,,,, Anything Goes

Craft Room,,,, Bling/Glitter/Sparkle

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wild Rose Studio DT card ,,, Love Letters ,,,,

Hi all :-) I hope you’re all enjoying the fabulous weather and getting out into the garden :-) I am just about to get my bikini on and get out there on me lounger ,,, nope ,,, no photo’s !! not a pretty sight lol :-)

Have you joined in the DT call for the Wild Rose Studio yet ?? You may want to check it out here ,

I have just made this card using the new release ‘Love Letters’ stamp set. I got out my distress inks and new distress markers and really enjoyed getting inky :-)

The card is pretty self explanatory so I will leave it there and list the products I used at the bottom :-)

Enjoy your weekend !! Smile

Challenges ,,,

Secret Crafter Saturday ,,,, Vintage/ Shabby Chic

Top Tip Tuesday ,,, Mum’s Day/Girly. my tip, use a hair straightener to iron ribbon !

Create Me Pink ,, Tear it up and/or distressing

Samuel Taylor’s … Butterflies ,, they have a fab prize on offer this month !!! Smile

* A Marianne Design Butterfly Die. Anita's Flitter Fairy Wing Butterflies, Kaisercraft Wire Flutterbys and Some summery orange/yellow buttons. :-)

Friday, March 23, 2012

havin’ a laugh ,,,,, :-)

Hi all :-) It’s almost the weekend and time to have some fun !! :-)

This week on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge it is Scoopy’s turn to choose the theme and she chose …

Humour :-) ,,, so typically Scoopy eh ! :-)

We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps so a fab prize of 5 digi images on offer for one lucky entrant :-)

For my card I used a Stamps Happen ‘When All Is said and Done’ stamp. I kept the colours and design very simple on this ,, I used My Mind’s Eye papers from an ‘On the Bright Side’ pack, I paper pieced her pants and glittered her belt, coloured with copics and thats about it ! The charm is from my lovely buddy ‘America. and I used some enamel accents to make the black pearls :-)

Thanks for looking :-) the DT have made some very funny cards for you so hop on over to the TPC to see them :-)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A New Baby DT card for the Wild Rose Studio + DT call :-)

Hi all :-) as you may know I am on the DT of the Wild Rose Studio and Dulcie , the designer/owner, and her hubby, Matthew. have just had a new baby boy :-) Congratulations !! :-)

why then have I made a girl card ?? ,,, cos I don’t want anyone to see their card on here before they receive it ! :-)

For obvious reasons the Wild Rose Studio has been a little quiet lately but now it is all up and running on all cylinders !! :-)We have a DT call so if you are interested in joining a fab group of designers then see more details here

Good Luck ! :-)

I made this card using the ‘New Baby’ stamp from the Wild Rose Studio, coloured with copics and the edges inked with colorbox blue chalk ink. I cut out a grand scalloped circle on my Grand calibur for the base card, the papers are from Craft Creations and I used some ribbon and a sparkly heart button from The Ribbon Girl. I punched out the butterflies, both by Martha Stewart and sprayed them with a copic marker and a copic air brush, I then stuck them onto thin strips of acetate so they can fly ! :-) I added a few punched flowers and loads of Star Dust Stickles to finish :-)

Thanks for looking :-) If you join in with the DT call then I wish you the very best of luck :-) xx


Freshly Brewed ,,,, Dots

Crafty Sentiments ,,,,, Congratulations

Shopping Our Stash … Buttons and/or Bows

Cute Card Thursday ,,,, Anything Goes

Dutch Dare ,,,,, Cute and Cuddly