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Thursday, 30 June 2011

willow sketchie Challenge 30 June

Hi guys ..willow Sketchie challenge time
 .. and this week is the turn of our very own Sharon...
Here is the sketch..




Now this week there is also an additional recipe of ..
1. Something red 
2. something sparkly or shiny




... and here is my card..




...sorry for the pic , but the sentiment is actually gold and shiny.. 






and his little heart flowers are red..(Grin)
The image is the cute "Tool time Walter", colored with promarkers , and the papers are My minds Eye.. Stella and Rose.


Please give the sketch a go.. and check out the rest of the Dt 's fab cards..


Would like to enter this in a couple of challenges too...
1. Make it Monday- Anything goes 
2. Truly scrumptious- Things with wings  (he is an owl)
3. Word play weekend- Home/House


 Thanks for popping by.. 
sorry its short and sweet , but I am off to Newcastle to visit my daughter..so I hope Mr blogger behaves and posts this for me..
Hugs xx





Wednesday, 29 June 2011

digital Tuesday- "Flower Power"

Hi guys... busy scheduling my posts while I am away and I wanted to share my first Teddy Bo attempt..yes, i know , shock horror!!
I am off for a couple of days to visit my daughter in Newcastle.. she turned 21 recently , and its my birthday soon so we will spend a girly weekend.. together.. Newcastle is fab for shopping..!


Anyway, onto my card....


















I would like to enter...
1. Digital Tuesday- "flower power"
2. tip Top Tuesday - " something beginning with t " (teddy Bo)
3. Forever Friends - "Birthday "
4. Hooked on Crafts- "flowers"
5. KB cute Monday- "Flowers"
6. Crafty Pad- "soft pastels"


Thanks for stopping by... off to get organised..hope Mr blogger plays nice while I am away !
 Hugs xx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hi guys...well the weekend is finally here...
really busy on the craft front..
Dt cards.. and samples for new stuff..and its ..well, just wait and see...
Just a quick post to share another adorable Whimsy and Stars Studio  card...  






The papers are prima , Jack & Jill (again) , but I have rediscovered these..I do love them..
The girl and her kitty , coloured with promarkers, of course..








Now, I am not 100% happy with my pics at the mo' . Thats cos they are from my iphone..But I am gonna nick back the memory card Hubby has snaffled, to use in our shared camera. 
Yep! we have a shared camera, I don't get the technical stuff, I just have it on "AI" ( auto idiot , I call it)
Anyway I would like to enter this wee card in.....
1. Rainbow Lady's - "use a digi"
2. Aly's Sunday Challenge- "all about the kids "
3. Southern Girls - "anything goes "


Will be back soon , with more cards.. tillthen have a fab weekend..
 Hugs xx

Polkadoodles Challenge- Stashbox stamp & "Red, White &Blue"

Hi guys...its Friiiiday ! 
Thank goodness...
 And I am on the ball this week and ready for the new Polkadoodles Challenge.
 Its set by the lovely Ruth , and the theme is 
"Red , white & blue".
This week, as we do every 4 four weeks its a "Stashbox Stamp" challenge too !
So, we get to play with stamps from our stash , this time its Humphrey...












There is a story behind the embossed image.. I decided to colour first then cut my circle out.. but when I embossed the edge of the circle it moved  and I ended up with a semi circle embossed across it ..Argghh!
 So.. I embossed the whole image in an embossing folder.. serves me right for cutting corners.. Lol! ( or circles ..teehee.)


The papers are from the "paper boutique Projects Galore III cd..."
I have used this earlier this week to make my nephew a birthday card... featuring Ralph the Robot..
 Just shows how very versatile Nikky's papers are! 
Please pop over and see the Dt's fab creations, and leave a little love...
If you aren't already a follower become one because you won't want to miss whats coming up soon..
ooops said too much already
 thanks for stopping by...
 Hugs xx



Thursday, 23 June 2011

willow sketchie Challenge 23 June

Hi Guys.. Phew, nearly at the end of a stressful week for me...
Dunno , just some weeks are like that aren't they ?
 Anyway , time for a bit of a relax , creating my dt card for today's challenge..
 I hope you have been over to see the new Willow Designs website..?
They are fab new Digi's there ..you'll love 'em..
 So, here's my card.. 






The sketch is by the lovely Hazel this week..




Its a new digi called "Gardening Weekly"..boy he sure looks comfy reading his magazine... just what I need I think...
coloured with Promarkers , , the papers are from Prima..they are Jack and Jill. 
Please pop over and check out the Dt Girls creations... and say "hello".. and don't forget to give the sketch a go !


Would also like to enter this in..
1. I love Promarkers - "Anything goes "
2. My Mums Craft Shop - "One for the boys "
3. Tuesday Throwdown- "Masculine card "

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Fathers Day !!

Hi guys.. well a double whammy for me today..
 My eldest daughter turns 21!! and its Fathers day ..
 So I would like to wish my Dad a very happy fathers day.. he is a very special man, and has the patience of a saint !
He is train mad , but I only managed to rustle up a vintage car for his card .. A very sweet Pollycraft image tho' i have to add! 
its vintage ronnie, and is is sold to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air ambulance , in memory of Ronnie Wood ( Crafty Emma's dad)






The papers are the fab download from Polkadoodles for Fathers Day! love them !
Now i would like to enter this in a few challenges..
1. Catch the Bug- "its a mans world!"
2. Little Claire's - "cards for men"
3. Glitter Geeks- "cards for men"
4. Craft us crazy- "fathers day or masculine"
5. Incy wincy designs - "Fathers day/masculine"




Right ....I am cooking today.. Steak and mushroom pie, Apple pie .. and a few bakewell tarts .. so better get myself of the PC..lol ! 
 Thanks for stopping by.. hope you have  a fab rest of your Sunday..


Hugs xxxxxxx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio summertime releases!

Hi Guys... 
 She's back again you're thinking...well, I could let today go by with a card from the Whimsy and Stars Studio new Summertime releases..
 They are sooo adorable . Have you been over to see yet?!?!












Look at this cute lil ladybug!!! So sweet !!






The papers are Prima , Jack and Jill...matted and layered onto kraft card . My image as always is coloured with Promarkers and a few Copics... clean and simple really , following the sketch from "Sketch & Stash" this week..
Hope you like ...
As well as the Sketch & Stash- "sketch"


I'd like to enter..
2. Charisma cards - "pink and green"
3.Card makin mama's- "for a child"
3. Stamp something- "pretty papers"
4. Art Impressions challenge- "buttons or bows"
5. Paper shelter Challenge- "punches or dies"
and finally..
6.my Mums craft shop - "seeing spots"


So ..off to get some house work done.. Back real soon, thanks for stopping by..
 Hugs xx

ABC Challenge - "W is for wedding"

Hello .. I am back...
As promised , I'd like to share with you another card...
this time using the sweet Magnolia Bride & Groom..









my images are coloured with Promarkers and Copics..
I have cut four squares of white card and embossed them using a cuttlebug folder. I have stitched the squares onto a blue mat..added lace  and seam binding ribbon, lots of flowers pearls and beads, and stickled the lot ..lol!














I would like to enter into 
1. ABC Challenge- "W is for wedding"
2.Passion for Promarkers- "here comes the bride "
3. Tip Top Tuesday- "Open challenge"
4. DDH- "Pearls and lace"
5.Magnolia stamp lovers- "anything goes
6. CES challenges- " lots of sparkly flowers"
7. Colour create- "Blue, grey & white"
Thats all for today ..
 Its the release of the new Whimsy and Stars Summertime images today.. So go take a look..
 lots more to share be back soon 
 Hugs xx

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Doodle Pantry Challenge - Use a Doodle pantry image





Hi guys... just a quick post to catch up with my recent cards i have been making for friends...


I needed to make a congrats on getting the job card for a friends Daughter , but she is mad about pigs..lol !
So, Doodle Pantry had the answer to my prayers...






He is so cute.... lol! 
the main background papers is a new discovery... Raspberry Road.. (well maybe I am the last to find out), but their digi papers will blow you away!
 I found these thro' the lovely Tab Robinson.. If you haven't seen her creations.. get yourself over there... they will make you drool...






The other papers are Prima "fairy" i have used corrugated card, and cut the flowers with my MFT flower die ...I love this die.. i have  a few of theirs now.. they are fab...and of course now you can get them in the UK over at "Dies to die for "... added a few pearls ...and a few flowers ...
 I am getting low on some of these.. but I have just ordered some more from "Wild Orchid Crafts"... i especially love the hellebores...
So , I am entering this into ...
1.  Doodles pantry challenge- Use our images
2. Bearly mine challenges- "anything goes"
3. Make it my Monday- "die cut flowers"
4. Stamp with fun - "pearls and flowers "
5. Hooked on crafts - "anything goes "
So.. that's all for now...
 Get ready for the launch of the whimsy and Stars studio Summertime images..
 i will be back tomorrow with another card...
 Hugs xx

Willow Sketchie Challenge- 16th june

Hi guys... yep ..I am back again .. told ya it was a busy week ..lots of thin 
gs to share with you..
 Today its the Turn of Willow sketchie Challenges..
 this week the sketch is by my sweet team mate Kelly-Lou ... this is her sketch..





...and this is my card..






this is one of my favs.. 
Winnie doing a "spot of gardening ". she really a joy to colour...
 Pop over and see what the rest of the Dt have created this week , and remember to give the challenge a go...! 
hugs xxxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Willow sketchie DT Call.....

DT CALL

DT CALL

We are looking for a bunch of enthusiastic card makers who would love to use a selection of our products in our weekly Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog.


You must have a regularly updated blog and be able to make 1 card a week. We welcome all level of crafters and applications from previous DT calls.


Intersted? Please email willowdesigns@sky.com with 3 card examples, a short paragraph about yourself along with a link to your blog.*deadline for entries 7th July*


Whimsy and Stars studio Summertime release

hi Guys...
 shhhh! 
i am here for a quick sneaky peek of a new image from the lovely Mabelle over @ Whimsy and Stars studios..
 There are ten totally adorable new images out on Satuday 18th June ..
 and here is a quick look at just one..












She is so sweet..
 Just wait til you see the rest !
Til then have a quick browse round the Whimsy and Stars shop ... and fall in love with them all...


Hugs xx

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio Summertime images

Hello all..
 I am back as promised with a sneaky look at the new images from the super talented Mabelle over at whimsy and Stars Studio.




The new images are released this Saturday the 18th of June ... 








If you can't wait til then pop over and see the sweet, sweet digis already available here.

And even better I will be right back with a really sneaky peek at one of them... y'know , I couldn't decide which to use first...! 
 Til then happy browsing 
 Hugs xx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Crafts and Me Challenges- "Stamp something"

Hello Guys, 
 Its Monday , what happened??
 The weekend sure did go quick..
 Well better half of my 2 week rota this week... phew, lots to do , 
Fathers day card done - check, 
Daughters 21st card done - check
2 out of 3 of my Dt cards done .. nearly there..
 Some exciting new images From whimsy and Stars ..
 and don't forget to tune in to Create and Craft tomorro (Tues @ 4pm, I think), to see the uber- talented Nikky Hall in another polkadoodles show.. Trust me the new stamps are Fab !!!
So.. onto my next card.. my entry for The crafts and Me challenge , where this week you have to" stamp something "


Heres my card...




I just love this image..
 she's called Pearl swirl mermaid by Jasmine Beckett-Griffith. I coloured her with Promarkers, but used copics E00, E21 & R20 on her face. the papers are Websters... i stamped and cut out a couple of shells.. the stamp was a freebie from The Craft stamper Mag, then added a couple of sissix swirls..


I added a few Liquid Pearl dots to hi-light the pearls in her hair.. My, they have been a good buy, they have lasted me aaaages !!
I would also  like to enter this in 
2. Crafty Ho's challenge- Yellow, Blue and green.
3. Quirky Crafts- "Under the Sea "
4. crafty emma's challenges- "inspired by a movie"(little mermaid)
5.Make It colourful - "Colour with blue"
6. Our craft Lounge- "yellow, blue and a neutral"
Well... that's all for today , will be back tomorrow with more news on this weekends new images from Whimsy and Stars studio ... you are gonna love em..!
 Don't forget to set the recorders for tomorrows polkadoodles show too
 Hugs xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hi guys... 
 Been busy, busy, busy in the craft dept this week , but I couldn't resist posting another whimsy image !! 
This time more on the male theme... love this little guy..








the papers are MME , Tickled pink.fine & Dandy, he is coloured with Promarkers ... 


the sentiment is from Craftwork cards..
 You can buy this cute fella Alex  here..from Whimsy and Stars studio..
 I am bursting to share the sweeeeet new images from the lovely Mabelle with you , so I best get busy colouring , Release day is not to far now...eeek !
 I would also like to enter this in..
 1. Crazy 4 challenges- "Masculine"
2. Secret Crafter - "A male card"
3. Alphabet Challenge - "fathers day or card for male"
4. Fussy & Fancy - "Cards for a male
5. Craft Us Crazy- "masculine /Fathers day "
6. Paper play -"male card/fathers day "
7. Samuel Taylor's - " June challenge - male"
8. Passion for  Promarkers - "blue & Brown/pink & brown"




Phew... thats it for now.. must fly..
Keep you eyes peeled, lots of new Dt stuff on its way !!
 hugs xx

Friday, 10 June 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge- Something for Dad or male.

Hello guys ... its Frrrriiiday !!! 
 I am so happy today.. i have the day off... I am off to be pamper at my hairdressers .. AND  its time for another Polkadoodles challenge !!!!!!


This week the theme is ...Something for Dad or a male..
 I have used the fab download from the Polkadoodles store , designed by the fantabulous  Nikky Hall


this was a really quick and easy card.. just shows good papers are all you need !


please stop by, and see the rest of the DT work , and give the challenge a go..
after all most of us will be creating our Fathers day cards about now...


 Thanks for stopping by..
 hugs  xxx

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hello guys... twice in one day .. aren't you lucky??
Now, you might have read earlier this week my exciting news of a position in the Whimsy And Stars Studio guest DT..??
I am so thrilled the lovely Mabelle chose me as part of fabulously talented team !
 Well , it cannot be said I need much persuasion to create with cute images , and these are no exception... they are adorable , and a delight to colour..
So, my first card of this new role... using Rosie Ballerina...






Isn't she so sweet..?








 Well , she's coloured with Promarkers , but I must confess that there are a few copics added to the mix...i am slowly being converted I think..
the papers are My Minds Eye , tickled Pink except the piece with large spots on...
 The sketch was from Sketch Saturday , and I really like the way its turned out ..hope you do too ..
 I would like to enter this in a few challenges too...
1. Sketch saturday- week #158
2. Craft room challenge- "Anything goes "
3. Card Cupids - More than 3 layers
4. Wee Memories - "Anything goes "
5. Paper Pretties - "Summer"


Well , I will be back soon with my next Whimsy and Stars card.. 
Thanks for stopping by...

willow sketchie challenge-9th June

Hello guys... 
Well thursday is upon us again, so that must mean another fabby willow sketchie Challenge..
 This week Gulp!! ...Its Me doing the sketch...
This is the first time I have ever created a sketch and the first time I have ever hosted , so be gentle with me...
 I lovingly created my sketch on Word .. another first ! and then it would let me upload it .. so I apologise for the dark photo ..Grrr!
 anyway ..here it is ...





and here is what I did with it..



the main background paper is Missy in the park , which matches the image...she is coloured with Promarkers.. the others papers just blend in nicely I thought..




Now , don't forget to pop over to the  willow blog and see the rest of the DT girls' creations , and give the sketch a whirl... there is always a fabby prize up for grabs 


 Thanks for stopping by..
 Hugs xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

one stitch at a time - Graduation or schools out

Hello all.. 
 back again ,...
 I will be trying to share with you my card commissions over the next few days.. things are busy busy behind the scenes at polkadoodles ,
keep your eyes peeled lots of fab stuff coming soon..
But, today i want to share with you a graduation card I made for a colleague..









I used the fab Graduation Lily from Pink Cat Studios, the papers are "For The Record" by echo park.. the date stamp is Cats Life Press ...
..and I would like to enter it at OSAAT. _ Graduation or schools out
And..
2. cheerful stamp pad - " A special reason"
3. shannons sebntiments- "Graduation card "
4. Stamp something - " Use a digi "
5. craft your passion - "anything goes "


 So.. off to get on with some more dt cards.. back real soon 
 Hugs xx

Monday, 6 June 2011

Happy Crafty news..

Hello guys..
 Just a quick post  as I am bursting with excitement to share with you my news..
 I recently applied for Gdt for Whimsy and stars studio..
 I stumbled on these enchanting images whilst surfing the blog world , and instantly fell in love .. the are such sweet, sweet images 
Anyhooo... the fab news is i have been offered a place with the Guest design team , among some really , really talented crafters....
 Wow! Wow! Wow! 



 So... check out the blog post here.... whilst I go pinch myself!
And if you want to see exactly why I feel for these adorable cuties ..check them out here...

thank you sooo much Mabelle for this exciting opportunity !


I will be back real soon with my first card !! 
Hugs xx

Friday, 3 June 2011

polkadoodles challenge - stashbox Challenge- Something secret

Hi guys.. Friday already !!
 Glorious sun and the weekend imminent .. what more could you ask?
 Well , lets get cracking... its time for another PD challenge, this week its a stashbox challenge , and like a numpty I have used a polkadoodles image.. But i have managed to create something secret ... a pull tag card ! 










This is all created from the double Sprinkles of Kraft cd... 
and was really easy to make... you can find a tutorial  here...
Please pop over and see the DT's creations , and say hi ! ( if you can .. I know commenting is a problem on blogger at the moment..I am using Google Chrome , and not ticking the keep me signed in box.. works for me. Someone did say it was a pain signing in all the time but Chrome saves my details and I can sign in real quick )
 On that subject , followers of the blog hop last week will be pleased to hear there has been a time extension due to this problem .. find out more over at Polkadoodles ..
 Thanks for popping by .. have a great weekend.
 Hugs xx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Willow sketchie challenge - 2nd june

Hello guys... welcome...
 Time for another willow sketchie challenge, and this week the sketch is by the lovely Miria 






 I have used my freebie papers from the Papercrafts mag , and new Missy in the park image . How cute is she ?




She is of course coloured in with Promarkers, and i made the sentiment from Craftwork cards into a tag stylee ..lol !


Now , please pop over to the Willow  Blog , and give the sketch a go .. there is always a fabby prize on offer... 
I would also like to enter this into..
 2.  Anita be stampin- "Layer it on me "
3. cupcake inspirations- photo inspiration 


 Thanks for stopping by...
 Hugs xx