Sunday, 28 August 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge- Marlena's Sketch

Hi guys its Sunday...
the sun is out, the wind is wild..but I am sending my thoughts to all those who are under the shadow of hurricane Irene right now...x
so, what am I up to on a chilled Sunday morning...?
Sharing my latest sugar bowl card thats what... I have some Pips , and i love them so....

here is the sketch...

and here is my card....

 the stamp is "Dolly Pip", she is coloured with my Spectrums, and the papers are Prima Jack & Jill... which I have had in my stash for a good while now.. and I love them every time I use them...

I coloured her in and cut her out, and popped her up on my card...
Isn't she cute...
Well the Sugarbowl challenge is open for another  10 yet, so you have time to get yours in ...
Remember, you must use a Sugar Nellie image.. 
 so, what you waiting for ..? 
I would also like to enter this in ... 

2. Crafty Emma- pink, brown & aqua
3. Ellephantastic Challenge- Layers
4. Totally Gorjuss - As you like it 
5. Just add ink - something from your stash... 

 so I am off to get my chores finished.. hubby has decided to abort the Cleveland way walk.. and I am off to the middle of the Nth York Moors to fetch him... I just gotta find him first.. 
I may be a loooong time !!
 Hugs xxx

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge- "Black "

Hi guys... No.. you aren't imagining things... I did post earlier...
I quickly wanted to add a card I am hoping to enter in the simply Sassy Facebook Challenge  ( again)..yep that's 3.. do you think I might be keen..? lol ! 
 I love colouring these little sugary beauties.. I often get lost up here in my little craft room just colouring a couple of them... <3<3<3

So.. Here she is.. This time I have used "Spread your wings"..coloured with my Speccies... 
 The papers are Websters, with a little Echo Park "for the record" in there too

  the sketch is from Pink{Ink} Sketches, which is totally fab this fortnight...

So there she is .. better get her linked up for the header challenge , there's only a few hours left...

 and there's a few more it fits in too...

2. Bloggers challenge- Tic Tac Toe (lace, pattern paper, die cut)
3. Crafts and Me- Lace 
4. The Paper Shelter - die cuts & Punches 
5. My Time to craft- Here come the girls 

 Thanks for popping by...
 Hugs xx

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Colurs of Autumn.

Hi Guys.. Happy bank holiday weekend.. Just me and the cat.. poor Hubby would have been soaked yesterday , out in the middle of nowhere with a big heavy backpack...!
Still, plenty of crafting for me this weekend... 
 Here is my card for the Pollycraft challenge... the theme is "The colours of Autumn"

 the image is .. Hoppy Days  from the Swings and slides Digi range over @ the Pollycraft store...
 coloured with my Speccies.. .. the papers are MME Stella and rose ..Gertie I think..a little bakers twine and a couple of buttons, the tiny sentiment is a Papertrey ink..

 I am also entering in a couple more challenges... 
1. Card Mads Fairy's - Buttons
2.Fairy Fun Fridays- Book inspired ( Huckleberry Finn)
3. Wags and Whispers - outdoor fun
4. Do you stack up ? - Boy or Man 
5. Pixie Dust Studio- Add or create a tag

 right off to get some coloring done.. loving some of the new stamps I am playing with.. 
 Back soon.. 
 hugs xx

Friday, 26 August 2011

Polkadoodles challenge- Spotty and Dotty

Hi all..
 Happy Friday to you.. Its a hat-trick..! 
 Its Friday.. its a long bank holiday weekend and its Polkadoodles challenge day, witha stashbox stamp feature !!!! 
 This weeks challenge is set by the lovely Ruth...
... and its Spotty and dotty !

This weeks i have used a gorgeous stamp... or should I say gorjuss! The papers are from " A Double Sprinkle of Kraft"
 She is coloured with my Promarkers, and the sketch is from 
Sketch "N"Stash .

 So I am entering in..
 1. sketch and stash- sketch 
2. ladybird crafts  ink- Favourite Stamp
3. Hooked on crafts - things with wings 
4. fab n funky - Monochromatic
 so , dont forget to pop over and see the rest of the Dt's creations, and why not give the challenge a go...?

Hugs xx

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge- black

Hi everyone .. second post for today.. whats going on...???
 Just wanted to share my card today for the challenge up in my facebook sugar Nellie group....The theme is Black 

 the image is "Team Spirit" from funkykits, she is coloured with my spectrums.. the papers are a fab new line from Raspberry Road called "for the record"


the image I would like to use for my second entry for the header challenge over at Simply Sassy. I used my Martha Stewart punch to give a lacey edge, and added some rhinestones for bling...

i would also like to enter her in...
2. The Paper shelter Challenge- Die cuts/punches
3.Barely mine challenge- Bring on the bling!
4. the poodle parlour- Anything goes
5. The stamping boutique - stripes and Dots 

Ok .. that's all for me today ..i think, but since hubby has just gone off to do the Cleveland way,... leaving all alone ( to craft) , you never know..:-0

willow sketchie challenge - 25 August

Hello peeps.. its Thursday already .. my, don't the days fly by..?
 So .. Thursday can only mean one thing.. Willow sketchie day !!
This wek the lovely Pauline is our hostess with a fab sketch ... 

.. and to get our festive thinking caps on we have chosen to feature "Dear Santa"

 .. he is coloured with Speccies.. and the papers are some old HOTP papers I have had for aaaages !  the buttons are even older ..Lol! .. I am trying to use up some old stash... doncha just love rich festive colours.. hope you like my card today .. please pop over and take a peep @ Willow Sketchies'  DT cards...

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Christmas inspirations- clean and simple

hi Guys..
 Have you missed me..?
 its been a busy few days at works, and lots to catch up on at home, but i wanted to squeeze in a quick card that I made for my Christmas card group on Facebook..

Using my newest and fav Pollycrafts digi's I created a simple card ..

 the papers are from an old pad I ahve had ages.. she is coloured with my Spectrums, and the star is a nestie star, edged with a little black to pop it.. simple..
 and I hope it fits the challenge...

So I am entering in..
1. Christmas inspirations - clean and simple
2.designed to Delight - Anything goes
3. One stop craft challenge - Bold & Bright..
4. Sunday's with chrissy - Clean and simple
5. Crafty Hazelnut's christmas challenge- Xmas birthday or anything goes

Hopefully I am back on the ball, I will be back tomorrow with my Willow sketchie challenge card.. til then hugs xx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hi guys.. I am back as promised with my Whimsy and Stars Studio Dt card...
 i am not sure if you know but the lovely Mabelle. has started a Facebook page for friends of Whimsy and Stars.. and she gave away a little freebie this past week...
I have used this little cutie  for this weeks card...

 I have used the papers from my Prima Fairy pad, and followed the sketch from Prairie Fairy Fridays...

she is coloured with my Speccies.. , the sentiment is Lili of the Valley, and the seam binding for the bow is from my stash ... 
 Now , you may be too late to get her as a freebie , but you can get her here...
 So , be quick , come and join the group, we are a friendly bunch, there are more freebies to come... for more info pop over to the Whimsy & Stars Page ..
 I would also like to enter her in..
2. Phindy's Place - something new (digi)
3.Stampman Challenges- Anything goes - summer
4.Diva's by design - birthdays
5. Pixie Cottage- sketch and/or birthday

 thanks for stopping by.. enjoy the rest of your weekend
 Hugs xx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - distressed

Hi guys.. happy weekend.. its lovely out there today, hope it is where you are.. 
I am having a ball with the new digis I won from the Pollycraft challenge, a couple of weeks back.. so its a great chance to share my latest challenge card with you... the theme is "distressed"


the image is taking a break.... coloured with my spectrums.... and the papers are For The record from Echo Park...
The sketch is from Deconstructed sketches...
The date sentiment is from Cats Life Press.. I bought it @ crafty Emmas store...

 being a neat freak.. I am a little bit of a novice at "distressed" .. hope its distressed! 

 So I would also like to enter this in..
3. Colour create Challenge - Blue, green ,white, red & brown..optional texture
4.Craft us crazy- anything goes 
5. A Spoonfull of Sugar- Happy Birthday
6.Anything goes Challenge- Happy birthday/celebration.
...right off to link my cards.. then i need to get cracking on some dt work.. 
 Hugs xx

Friday, 19 August 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge- One layer card..

Hi guys ..Happy Friday... 
Today i am late with my post.. unlike me, but things sometimes just crop up.. :-/

This week the challenge over @ Polkadoodles is "One Layer Card" set by the lovely Ruth..

 So.. since I have been lucky enough to get my hands on some of the fabby new FlexMarkers..:-)

I thought I would give them a try with this challenge.... i used the butterfly from the Flutterfly fairy  Maggie.. and the sentiment from Bevvieboo ... I just stamped all over my card , and coloured in one of the butterflies...

i just blended outwards with lighter colours each time.. its slightly tie-dye doncha think..
 I love , love, love the tips on the new Flexmarkers and the colours are gorgeous.....

Please pop over and see the rest of the DT creations....

i would like to enter this in..
1. Lawnscaping magic- one layer
2. Rainbow lady challenge- song - Love is like a butterfly

 Thanks for popping by.. must dash company coming..
 Hugs xxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

willow sketchie challenge - 18th August

Hello all!! 
 happy Thursday to you .. its willow Sketchie day !!
Right, straight to it peeps... 
there is a fab sketch today from the lovely Lisa  .

..Our chosen image is  Missy ...
..and there is an additional recipe...
1. Something shiny/ sparkly
2. something floral
3. Some yellow

 .. so here is what i did...

the papers are Prima "Fairy", and I have coloured her with Speccies... the little handbag tag is from Craftwork Cards... there are gems on the flowers, and her thats sparkly and floral.. and of course, my papers are yellow...
So, I hope you like her... 
 I would also like to enter her in..
1. Paper playtime- anything goes
2. the crafty pad - cute and girly

 now , dont forget to pop over to willow sketchie to enjoy the rest of the Dt creations.. and give the challenge a go..
 Hugs xxx

Monday, 15 August 2011

Christmas card Challenges- Christmas cheer

Hi guys.. its Monday..
 Back to work for me after a little break, but half a day so not too bad...
I am in several groups on Facebook , and one in particular is just the encouragement I need to start on those Xmas cards..
this is the card i wanted to share....

the cute pair of bunnies are from Lili of the valley.. coloured with my speccies.. and sprinkled with  loads of glitter.. the papers are hot off the press..and the greeting


 quite a simple layout, but I like it...
 i would like to enter this in..
1.Christmas card challenges - Christmas cheer
2. Gingerloft challenge- Make it sparkle
3.Fuzzy wuzzy Challenges- Shaped card
4. Frosted designs- Fabulous Friday -Animals
5. Sparkles forum - Robins

thanks for stopping by.. will be back soon with another card...
Hugs xx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Polly craft challenge- Recycle

Hi guys.. hows your Sunday.. restful I hope .. 
 I know i said it would be something Christmassy today .. but i quickly wanted to blog this card for the Pollycraft Challenge this week .. The them is "Recycle "
last week i was lucky enough to win here.. and the prize was 10 Pollycraft digi's - Waahhoooo ! thank you , Paula !!!!
 I just love these images and I spent ages trying to decide which to go for ..
so, today's image is one that I picked... ..

 I love the swings and slides range here..
 and this one is called "my ride".. the papers are MMe fine & dandy... 
He is coloured with Promarkers, and the sketch is from the current Promarker challenge..( see you just think i throw things together on ?? )

.. sorry the pic is a little shadowy.. one minute its bright sunshine , then it dark and gloomy..

.. anyway the recycled bits are jute from the garden shed.. and buttons, from those packs of spares you get with your new clothes.. you chuck em all in a drawer and !

So I am entering this in the "I love Promarkers" challenge, and...
3.crazy Amigo challenge- anything goes
4. The Stamping boutique- Card for young male 
5. My mum's craft shop - sports and hobbies

So.. I will be back with a Christmas card later.. for now i am off to make a banoffee pie.. yum x
 Hugs xx

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hello all.. busy weekend.. lots to get done before i get back to work ..
 Just a quick post as promised with my whimsy and Stars DT card..this ones a real cutie...

 .. he is called Floaty Boy , coloured with my spectrums... the papers are from Raspberry Road .. called Country Lemonade..

..heres hoping last just a little bit longer... :-) 

I would like to enter this in..
1.Stamp Challenges- Dog Days of summer
2.pixie dust studio - Boys will be boys
3.Paper Crafting Journey- photo inspiration

 thanks for popping by.. will be back later with some thing more ... Christmassy !! 
 Hugs xx

Friday, 12 August 2011

Sugar bowl sketch -maria therese

Hi guys.. yep.. twice in one day... 
I have my whimsy card finished but i wanted to share this card with you .. Its my card for the Sugarbowl Sketch challenge .. this week the sketch is by Maria therese... 
here is the sketch...

... and there is an optional theme of blue...
up for grabs is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps...

 here is my card...

 .... now this card also fits nicely into the sugar Nellie Facebook groups challenge.. "Punches"..

 ... the image is "Romantic Dreamer".. you can get her from Funkykits, along with her "boyfriend " .".lost in thought". they make a lovely couple..
 she is coloured with my new Speccies...

... the papers are really they are K&co... Garden collage..

now there is also a fab chance to get some of your own colouring into simply Sassy's header on their blog...  a golden opportunity , wouldn't you agree..? and i would like to enter her in that too.. ..
and  into..
3.Flutterby Wednesdays- butterfly punch on my card 7 papers
4. stampavie & more - girlie
5. Truly scrumptious  - Lace 

so, thats it from me today.. I will be back with my Whimsy & Stars card tomorrow...promise..
 Hugs x

Christmas Crafting challenge- Cute Christmas

Hi guys its Friday.. and i have lots of cards to blog.. but i will start with a little Xmas today..
 I am in a Facebook group for making Xmas cards.. trying to get a head! So this is one i made .. its a lili of the valley beare stamo.. coloured with my Speccies...


..isn't he cute..?
 The papers are hotp .. i have had  a pad of their papers for ages.... the challenge in the Fb group was .. ! snowflake , some ribbon , and 3 buttons...

.. just  a touch of glitter.. Lol .I love being glittery .. hubby doesn't tho'... hehehe ! 

So I would like to enter in..
1. Christmas crafting - cute Christmas 
2. Alota rubber stamps - Tic, Tac, Toe 
3.Fab N funky  - Christmas  
4. OLLCB - Christmas

 thanks for stopping by.. will be back later with my whimsy & Stars dt card...

Hugs xx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

willow sketchie challenge - 11th August

Hi guys.. the week is nearly over, and the weekend is in sight.. 
today's the day for the Willow Sketchie Challenge..!

The burning question is do you love chocolate..??

.....the sketch this week is from Kate 

and the chosen image is .. I love chocolate..

 this is my card...

the papers are Fairy from Prima.. She is colured with my Speccies...

 Made in your "Traditional " choccy
 Please pop over and see what the rest of the Dt girls have created with this sketch .. and why not give it  a go..?

I would also like to enter this card in..
1. Shopping our stash- dogs , digis OR denim
2. Hooked on crafts - Sweets
3. sparkles forum - one for the girls
4.Make it Monday - Anything goes
5. Lets  craft and create challenges- go digi

 Mmm .. is it too esrly to be thinking about chocolate..?
  Back a little later with some thing Christmassy..
 hugs xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Tickled Pink Challenge or two..

Hi Guys.. yep, I'm posting again...
I wanted to share my next card , which is an entry for Tickled Pink stamps challenges.they are asking us to use a feather..or feathers.. 
 you need to use a Tinkled Pink stamp.. but there is a fabby prize up for grabs...

Here is my card... 

 the papers are "Pink Lemonade"  from Raspberry Road.. now there is two parts to a lot of these kits.. and the add on kit is FREE.. yep , that right FREE!!!! so you could give them a try .. trust me , you will fall in love...

 the image is Lil Little Lolita Lilith.. coloured with my Promarkers......carefully cut out and 3-d'd ...

 The sketch , you may be wondering is from another challenge I would like to enter ..
Pink Ink sketches... and its a fabby one this fortnight...  the sketch is by Jeanette...  

.. I just love it...  there are 2 fab prizes over there this time from Whiff of Joy  and Wags and Whiskers..  you have over a week to have a go here.. so plenty of time..

I would also like to enter..

3.Passion for Promarkers- divas with glam& glitter
4. Sweet Stamps- Bling it up 
5. Kb challenges- Anything goes
6.Kenny k krafty girlz- Anything goes
7. One Stitch At A Time- Use a digi

 Thanks for stopping by.. 
 hugs xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sugar bowl Challenge- Kiki's sketch

Hello and good morning.. 
 A day in my craft room is in order today my bubble to avoid the horrific scenes on tv.. so sad..

anyway onto more cheery thing.. I finally managed to enter the Sugarbowl challenge... this sketch is from Kiki 

with the extra option of lace... .

The papers are Prima Jack and Jill.. and the image is Cherry pop colured with my Speccies... Lace and seam binding from stash.. Flower from WOC.

I would also like to enter her in..
2.Cupcake Craft - Stitching
3.Paper creations ink - stitching
4. Opus gluei - No sentiment
5. Kelley's Kids - Anything goes
6. Incy wincy designs- Something old..(papers), 
                                       something new (Stamp)
 Hope you like her.. I know just the little girl I am sending it to...
 hugs xxx

Monday, 8 August 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hello to you on this glorious Monday.. Well ok .. maybe its raining ! 
I just wanted to share my dt card for Whimsy and Stars Studio... I couldn't resist this cute lil baby..

 the image is called Sweet Pea baby. she is coloured in with Speccies... the papers are Papertrey ink..and the sentiment..

 the sketch i have followed from Paper sundaes.. which I love..
 So I would like to enter that challenge  and..
2. i did it creations - children
3. Stamping sisters in christ- forgotten item 
4. Stamping for the weekend - Spots and Dots.

Thanks for stopping by.. I was thrilled to start my day with a top 5 place over at Cupcake inspirations.. i am chuffed! 

 and also my candy .. since i only had a handful of comments.. I did the old paper in the hat thing.. ( Prob because I dont know how to get my Random thingy to work ..I gave up in the end..) 
So please trust me on this... 

The winner is Claire..!! 

Well done , please email me your addy so I can post it out to you..
 Hugs xx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Beary Sweet Sketch challenge

Hi guys.. a peaceful Sunday to you...
 Hubs and I are having a relaxing weekend.... With the rain .. I get to sneak off and do a little crafting... 

i have created a card for my sugar Nellie Facebook Challenge, where they want us to use summery yellows and oranges.. and it follows the Beary Sweet Sketch..

the little cutie is Cherry Pip From Sugar Nellie.. you can buy her at funkykits...
She is coloured with Spectrum Noirs.. The papers are DCWV Mango Frost..

I have paper-pieced part of her dress too....

the lace and flowers are from WOC.., the cloud background is created with my markers...

I would also like to enter in..
2. Card Makin' Mamas challenge- Birthday cards
3.Charisma Cardz Challenges- bingo ( flowers, glitter, pearls)
4. fresh Brewed- Hot (colours)
5. Gingersnap creations- Babes and tots
6. Partytime Tuesdays - birthdays

Thanks for stopping by.. off to finish my Whimsy and Stars dt card.. 
 hugs xx

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