Saturday, 29 October 2011

Lily pad challenge- Texture

Hi guys ... have you missed me..?...
 well a full on this week, so much to do... 
We had our young nephews stop last night.. boy you forget how energetic the little ones! Still , they will sleep well tonight...!!
So, a card to share for the LilyPad Challenge... its one I made for my daughter to give to her work mate for her wedding... I must be doing something right if my 21 yr old asks me to make her cards for her friends ...???

the papers are a mix of Magnolia, and MMe Lost & found, blush...The digi  image is Sylvia Zet...

Coloured with my Promarkers.. stitched and distressed around the edges, the embellishments are all Wild Orchid crafts...

I have tried to make their fur more fluffy, and i have used bolder browns... then i have added loads of stickles...

I would like to enter this in..
1. lily pad challenge - Texture
2.Patties Creations - Halloween or Autumn colours  
3.Sew Many Challenges- 2 Different B/ground papers  
4.Charisma Cardz- Anything goes (2nd entry)  
5.Forever Friends- Animals & a sentiment 
6.Papercrafting journey- Use a digi 

Thanks for popping by... will be back real soon.. off to visit a relative tomorrow, after a family bereavement...Till then take care..
Hugs xx

Friday, 28 October 2011

Polkadoodles Stashbox challenge- A Magical World

Hi guys... Finally .. its Friday!!!
 I am soooo ready for the weekend!
 I am working today.. starting at 8 am , bright eyed and bushy tailed !! Not !
 So, I am leaving you with my card for the Polkadoodles challenge , where the theme is "A Magical World ", set by the lovely Claire ....
You creation has to have an element of magic... be it Fairies, or dragons or unicorns...
 So I have used the Magical Winter cd for my papers... and since its a stashbox stamp week , I am using my cute "Knitted with love " stamp from Sugar Nellie. 

She is coloured with my Promarkers.. I have used a Lili of the valley Xmas Sentiment on the tag ... a button and some jute twine...

I have aged my papers with Distress ink, hopefully giving it a vintage feel !
I would like to enter in  a few challenges...
1.Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
2.Hanna and friends- Glitter
3. Meljens - Christmas 
4.I love Promarkers- Tags

thanks for popping by... Have a great weekend.. and don't forget the clocks !!! 

Hugs xxx

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Willow Sketchie challenge- 27th October

Hi guys... where did this week go..?
 Well i hope Mr blogger behaves as I have an early morning appt with my osteopath.. she is pretty amazing.. I have struggled with my shoulder, and she has released so much discomfort.. I have neck problems, and have for years.. even that feels better.. I would recommend it ! Drug free too !
So, Til i return.. here my willow sketchie card... 
The sketch this week is from Shell.

With the additional recipe of stripey paper....
I have used the fab "Walter and Winnie does Christmas" .. this is Water in a pom-pom hat.. adorable !!!

Cloured with my Promarkers.. and I have used a Christmas sweetie button from stash...

I would like to enter this in...
1.Whimsy stamps challenge- Button it     
2.Digital Tuesday- Buttons or twine  
3.Critter sketch challenge- Use 3 DP's  
4.Paper shelter challenge- Anything goes   
thanks for popping by... I am hoping you won't notice this post was late.. 
I am  off to finish up tomorrows post for my Polkadoodles dt 
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Going Grey withScrap Creations- Digi images & papers

Hi Guys... Phew!
 Been a busy few days @ work... I am tired after a long day.. so just a quick post to share a card...
This was a requested card, and I have created it with a Dustin Pike digi image, and a Walter and Winnie does Christmas selection of papers...

... he is coloured with my Promarkers... and sprinkled with glitter... the papers are matted onto silver cardstock and some dotty ribbon and a snowflake button from stash !

... don you just love those papers.. I think Sharon has done a fab job..I am enjoying using the "Walter and Winnie christmas cd"

I am entering in...
1. Going grey with Scrap creations- Digi  
2.Party time tuesdays- Anything goes  
3.Corrosive challenge- Flying things  
4.Little Claire's - Christmas  
5.stamping with the dragon- Buttons & bows

Thanks for stopping by, I am busy behind the scenes with the new "Pretty Tuff" cd from the fabulous Nikky Hall...

 if you need to find out more .. follow this link...

Back soon !
Hugs  xx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge- Maria Therese's sketch - CAS

Hi Guys.. Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday..?
 Well, i have been playing with some Kraft cardstock today, I have stamped and coloured it with my markers to create a card for the Sugarbowl Challenge. The theme is Cas and the sketch is by Maria Therese....
 I have used "spread your wings" , a simply sassy stamp.. I stamp her with Memento and coloured her with my markers, not really sure of the result I would get....

I have used the lush new MMe Lost and found papers., this one is called  " Blush". They designs are so mouth watering, and I think this particular paper did the work for me ... maybe i need to work more on blending the background with this card, but I don't think it came out too bad..?

... I am entering this in...
1. The Sugarbowl challenge- Maria therese's Sketch- CAS
2.Fashionable stamping Challenges- Coffee& cream, w/ hint of Dark Choc. 
 3.The Squirrel& the Fox- One for the girls (2nd entry) 
 4.Sugar Creek Hollow - Fall  
5.Crafty Anne's  challenge- clean & simple  
6.C.R.A.F.T challenge- Autumn
7. Creative - Inspirations- Monochromatic
8.Lothian crafts- Anything goes
 Well, best get myself organised for tea, its that dreaded day of the week tomorrow... sigh!
Be Back real soon... Hugs  xx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge- "A piece of cake 5"

Hi guys... Saturday.. I love Saturday , cos I know Sunday is just behind.. a relaxing weekend i think...:-)
Anyway, just wanted to share my card for the challeneg I often enter on Facebook, in the sugar Nellies group I'm in... the lovely Fiona has picked a droolsome cake this week.... that is our inspiration, and I have used a MFT sketch ...

...this little cutie I won when I joined the blog hop over @ sugar Nellie, when they released the Fairy Glen sweeties...
Thanks ladies !! x
 She is called.."Delia"the papers are First Edition - Birdsong or something like that, i think.
She is coloured with my Promarkers, and I have been using the Ultra fine nibs.. I love these, you can get into the smaller areas and create so much detail..

i have juat added a touch of stardust glitter pen  to her...
 i would like to enter this in...
1.Flutterby wednesdays- Fairy, angel or butterfly. 
2.Totally Papercrafts - Layer upon layer  
3.Southern girls - stripes & polkadots ( hope the dots on her dress are ok)
4.I love Promarkers - cute  
5.Ladybird Crafts Ink- Circles (on dress), pink & chocolate
6. Pollycraft- girls, girls, girls.

thanks for stopping by, I will be back tomorrow with even more sweetness...
Hugs xx

Friday, 21 October 2011

Polkadoodles challenge -Halloween

Hi Guys, its Friiiday !! 
Sadly, its my Friday to work.. making it a short weekend... boo-hoooo!
 Still, something to cheer me up.. Its time for another Polkadoodles challenge...
This weeks challenge is set by the our very own Nikky..
 and there is a fabby download here with this challenge... the theme being Halloween 
Here's my card...using the cute little witch..

I have used my Promarkers to colour her.... and the ultra fine nib for extra detail on the broom for example... the sentiment have been printed smaller , to fit in with my card.... the papers are from the fabby Polly Witchydoodles download. I have just matted and layered onto black card ...

I have just used my shades of cool greys to shade the spooky background.. and finito !!! 
Now, get yourself over to the Polkadoodles blog, and check out the digi's , and remember you MUST use it in our challenge...

 I am entering this in..
1. digital Tuesday- Happy Halloween.
2. Cheerful stamp pad- Halloween
3.Craft your days away- Halloween 
4.One stop craft challenge- Halloween
5.Dream valley Challenge- Halloween
6.the Crazy Challenge- Halloween   
7.Papercraft star- Trick or treat 
8.Hooked on crafts - something spooky

  thanks for popping by.. will be back tomorrow with another card..
 Hugs xx

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Pink Ink Sketch challenge #8

Hi guys... 
 just a quick post to share my next post for the Whimsy and stars Studio new Winter Digi's ...
These new digi's are just to die for.. they are an absolute joy to colour...
today I have used "Jolly Christmas", I have coloured her with my Promarkers , and added a little glitter... 
I have followed the sketch from the Pink Ink Challenge...

the papers are First Edition, and I have used the square design paper, cutting them out and voila! instant squares... all matted and layered onto kraft cardstock.

... I hope you will pop over and visit the lovely Mabelle's blog.. and check out the gorgeous Dt creations...
I would like to enter this in..
1.the Pink Ink Challenge - Sketch 
2. Passion for Promarkers- Stars
3.Kaboodle doodles - Squares or inchies  
4.Crafting when we can- Almost christmas   (2nd entry)
5.Crafty Hazelnuts' Christmas Challenge - Baubles / anything                               
                                                                    hanging( Bunting)
thank you for dropping by.. I will be back tomorrow with my Polkadoodles Dt card....
Hugs xxx

willow sketchie challenge - 20th oct

Hello guys... Happy Thursday... I am hostess with the mostest over at the Willow sketchie challenge today.. so i am hoping you like my sketch...

Now, Did you manage to see our very own Sharon on create and Craft on Monday..?
 If you did you would have seen the new "Walter and Winnie does Christmas "cd in action...

The samples were fabulous.. well done to the willow girls !! 
So, i am using this cd today for my card, with less conventional Christmas colours...

My image is coloured with spectrums... I think its Walter peeping out..... and I used my nesties to create the scrolled sides ..

Now, please pop over to the Willow Blog, and check out the rest of the DT girlies creations, and give the sketch a go.. there is , as always, a fabby prize !!

I am entering in...
1.Papertake weekly challenge- spooky hues (who would've thought in a Christmas card?)
2. Forever Friends- Anything goes  
3.Christmas Inspirations- Dies or Punches (2nd entry)

hope you like my sketch today, i will be really thrilled if you joined us this week.. hugs xx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Prairie fun Friday Challenge- Sugar & spice

Good morning all...
 Happy Wednesday to you... half way thro the week.. wahaaaay !
Well, as promised, i am sharing my card that I sent my Mum for her birthday yesterday...
As soon as i saw this image , i knew this was the one I was going to use for her..... She is called "Sweet Blossom", isn't she lovely....??

... I have coloured her with my Spectrums... , the check paper is Magnolia, and the rest are MME  " Lost & found "- Blush . the lace is WOC, as are the flowers... i have added a few tiny gems to highlight.....

...anyway, I hope you like it...?
 I am entering her in...
1. Sweet Stamps - Layers  
2.365  cards- Use a stapler  
3.BunnyZoes- Lace  
4. Craft your passion- Double up with pink  
5.the Squirrel and the Fox - one for the girls  
6.By the cute and girly- Anything goes 
 7.Emerald fairies- Flowers  
8.Prairiefunfridays- Sugar &Spice

Well thats all for now.. i must get on with organising my Willow Dt card for tomorrow.. its my sketch, You're gonna love it !!
Hugs xx

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card Winter Digi Release..

Hello everyone, 
 well the day has finally arrived for the release of the sweet new winter Digi's from Whimsy and stars studio.. 
Our very own Mabelle has created these cute, cute new images for the upcoming season.. and they are delightful.. and with the special offer now on you can buy 2 and get a 3rd free .. If you can decided which ones to go for... 

Here is my card using one of the new digi's...

 the papers are First Edition, and the image is coloured with my Promarkers... with a little glitter to embellish...the sentiment is Lili of the Valley...

I have used my x-cut snowflake punch to create a border... and all my laers are matted with kraft cardstock...

I would like to enter this in....
1.Crafting when we can- Christmas
2.Christmas Inspirations- Die cuts or punches
3.Sparkles christmas forum- Christmas songs- (frosty the snowman) 4.Crazy 4 challenges- upcoming holiday- Christmas it with digi's - Spots & stripes.

Thanks for popping by.. please pop over to the Whimsy Blog and check out all the adorable images ..

Oh! Just before i go .. its a special day today.. my Mum's birthday , and a BIG birthday at that.. so happy birthday Mum.. lots of love ..
 I will be back later to share her card...
 Hugs xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio Winter Digis

HI guys.. Just a quick post today as I am to Grimsby to a Concert.. To see Erasure no less !! Yipeeee! 
 I just wanted to let you know about the new winter digi's being released from our very own , and very lovely Mabelle.
 Pop over and see for your self tomorrow.. and there is a special offer of buy 2 digi's get the third free...

...They are sooo adorable... 

Did you see our lovely Sharon on Create and craft with the fab new "Walter and Winnie Does Christmas" cd . 
She looked a natural in front of those cameras , and on with the lovely Dean too.. Lucky girl.. 
I do hope you tuned in and got your copy.. there is soooo much on there... you will have your Christmas cards finished in a jiffy !!

I will be back tomorrow with my dt card for the new Whimsy  releases.. Pop back then..Thanks so much for visiting today

 Ok where's  my Erasure t-shirt.. need to make myself lovely..
 Hugs xxx

Friday, 14 October 2011

the Sugarbowl Challenge- Take II

Hi guys.. happy Friday.. the weekend is upon us ..Yay!!!!
Now, I know i already entered a card for the Sugarbowl challenge following Gayles sketch, but with all these Halloween goodies everywhere, and being a great lover of all things Halloween....

... how could I resist?
 This image is one of a set from funkykits, from the Nellie and Luca range, the Halloween collection. The image is coloured with my Promarkers...So easy to colour too. Its then cut out and 3-d'd onto the centre panel... the papers are Fancypants October the 31st.

the little spider web is part of a set that were freebies.. but I cant for the life of me remember where.. It will come back to me...
so, i would like to enter...
1. the sugarbowl challenge- Gayle's sketch 
 2. Sarah Hurley Challenge blog- Halloween  
3. Shelley images- Layers  
4.The house that stamps built- Halloween  
5.Simon says stamp - Halloween
6.Cupcake craft- Halloween  
7.House Of Gilli- Halloween  
8.Challenge up your life- Halloween

Thanks for popping by.. I will be back tomorrow with another card.. i hope.. just gotta make it first!

Polkadoodles challnge - Ribbons and Bows

Hi guys happy Friday !!! 
 its a day off for me , thank goodness... its been a long week , and to top it all hubby has been poorly with cold... and I have a trapped nerve resulting in a painful shoulder ..Argggh!! Not fun!!
So, on a lighter note..this weeks challenge set by the lovely Emma.
The theme is "Ribbons and Bows"... and here is my card...

I have used the fab new "Simply Sweet 2 cd... , she is coloured with Promarkers... i used a MS pansy border punch , and ribbon from stash....

..pop over and check out the rest of the Polkadoodles teams creations.. and give the challenge a go...

Thanks for popping by.. hugs  xxx

Thursday, 13 October 2011

willow sketchie challenge -13th October

hi guys .. 
Happy Thursday.. it will be a half day for me today .. and a long weekend..yay! 
I will be home @ lunchtime..
 So for you delectation , til then...
it is time for another willow sketchie challenge. this week the sketch is by the lovely Miria...

So, Using the fab Walter and Winnie do christmas cd , and colourimg the fab Walter in a pom-pom hat with my Promarkers...

I added a simple sentiment, and some jute twine...

They are such fab images. i love colouring them..!!!
Now the fab prize this week is a digi collection worth £10 !!
So what are you waiting for.. get cracking.. get over to the Willow sketchie challenge, and give it a whirl .

I would like to enter my card in....
1.Crafty Emmas challenge- Seeing red  
2.Passion for Promarkers- Christmas critters 
 3.Christmas inspirations- birds or flowers

 thanks for popping by... 
i will be back tomorrow with my Polkadoodles dt card..  
Hugs xxx

Monday, 10 October 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge- Boys, boys, boys

Hi Guys.. well, how was your Monday...?
 i have a rota that mean I work a long day every other Monday.. and today was one of them ... :-$. My brain is fried!! 
 So , a card to share... for the latest Pollycraft challenge...where the theme is boys, boys, boys...
 I hope this card is ok.. yes its a retirement card, for a chap who has been working at the practice for 10 years .. so I created a big card that we could all sign.. and I thought "relaxing Ronnie" fitted the bill perfectly..

 .. i am being good and using up some scrap.. the majority are MMe stella and rose . the image is Relaxing Ronnie, coloured with my Spectrums.

 ... i hope you like him...He is a digital image sold to raise money for the Ronnie Wood Appeal to raise money for the Yorkshire air Ambulance, and a fab price of £1.50 !!!
i would like to enter..
1. The Pollycraft challenge- Boys 
 2.Lollipop crafts - Critters   
3.Raise the bar- Furry friends  
4.Forever Friends- Use a sentiment.

 thanks for popping by.. Back tomorrow with another card... 
hugs xx

The Sugar Bowl Challenge- Gayle's Sketch

hi guys.. a quick post for a dreary Monday morning... i hate Mondays .. they depress me !! 
 Onto a card following the sketch over at The Sugarbowl...
 the sketch is by the lovely Gayle .. the Sugar Mama.... and there is an optional photo for inspiration....
Heres my creation..

this little cutie is called "Hello little friend".. you can buy her from Funkykits. 
 She is coloured with my markers...
The papers are Madeleine from Prima..  the sentiment is Lili of the valley...

I would like to enter her in.. 
1. The sugarbowl challenge- Gayle's sketch 
2.Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes 
3.simply create challenge- older than 6 months (Papers) it up with Katie- Fabulous, fun & Fairy 
5Simon says stamp and show- things with wings

thanks for popping by .. your comments always brighten my day, especially on a Monday !
 hugs xxx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge- Lou's sketch

Hi Guys just a quick card for Pollycrafts Monday challenge, talk about 11th hour lol!
Its ages since I played @ Pollycraft.. i have missed it.. Had to catch up on my DT commitments recently, and i have loads of orders from friends too..
 So , this one is for a friends, but  I followed Lou's sketch.. which I love and will be using lots I reckon...

 the images is a cutie from Sylvia Zet, " Mr & Mrs Teddy Bear" coloured with my markers .. the papers .. well i have had the pieces  for aaaages... but i thought they were just right for a golden anniversary... i have stickled all round the edges of the image and on the flowers...

.. so .. this card is for..

1.Pollycraft challenge- Lou's Sketch 
 2.Hiding in my craft room- Super scraps Saturday 
3.One stop Craft - Anything goes 
4.The Secret Crafter- anything goes- sparkles 
5.Totally Papercrafts - Animals

 thanks for popping by... off to ink some Sugar after the Sugar Nellie blog hop .. back tomorrow with another requested card...
 Catch ya later ! 
 Hugs xzx

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hi Guys... How is your weekend going...?
Well, just doing a quick post with my next Whimsy and Stars Studio card... then its of to settle down with a very nice glass of rose... Mmmm
 Hubby (tho full of cold..yes, I shared it with , is downstairs preparing to sloes to make sloe gin.. He has made one batch already .. and sloe vodka too. This is in essence like schnapps.. :-)..
 They will make super gifts too , in those fancy little bottles you can buy...
Anyway, I digress... I am sharing my next Whimsy Dt card...

 this is Alex's pumpkin.. coloured with my Spectrums.. and layered onto my MME papers.. Stella and rose collection.

 .. my sentiment was computer generated...

I am entering this in..
1. Fussy and fancy = Fall  
2.Aud's sentiments challenge =Happy birthday 
3.Crafting for all season.= Pumpkins 
4.Fresh brewed challenge= pumpkins 
5.pixie Cottage = Fall fun 
6.Going grey with  scrap creations = fall

 Thanks for stopping by..
 Hugs xx

Saturday, 8 October 2011

crafty sentiments- pearls , flowers and pins.

hi guys.. back again to share another card with you ....
 this time for the Crafty Sentiments Challenge- Pearls flowers & pins

 here i have used the graphic45 papers.. "once upon a springtime".. I love the vintagey fairy papers... it was hard to cut into them...
 the image is "silver fairy" from Sylvia Zet, I have coloured once again with my Spectrums....
 I have used ribbon from stash, lace and flowers and pin from Wild Orchid Crafts...

 the charm is from a good Fb friend and very crafty lady called Bev Lewis.. she makes the most delightful jewellery, charms , bookmarks etc.. and the prices are fab too. It detachable , so the recipient can use it as a phone charms perhaps....
 I have coloured the wings with a Stardust pen...

I hope you like her.. I love fairies...
 I would like to enter this card in..
1. Crafty Sentiments challenge- Pearls, flowers and pins.
 2.Cuddly Buddly - Check it out 
3.Flutterby Wednesdays - Fairy
4.Heart song Inspirations - Anything goes 
5.Birthday sundaes - Ribbon

 Thank you for dropping by.. i have to go to the post office to post some Dt samples.. i will be back with my next Whimsy and Stars Dt card ..
 hugs xxx

Friday, 7 October 2011

Polkadoodles challenge - Handmade flowers

Hi Guys .. Happy Friday to you...
today's the day for another Polkadoodles challenge.. this week the Challenge of "Handmade flowers" is set by our lovely  Fliss .

I am still loving the new "pretty Sweet" cd.. and you know me I freak for papers... I love the chocolatey colour combo here....

she has been coloured with my markers.. cut out, and layered onto my oval... the seam binding is from stash.. I cut the flowers out with my Die-namics die. layered those, added pearls.. and of course i did loads of stitching...

Hope you like... 
please pop over and check out the Polkadoodlies creations and give the challenge a go.. its easy peasy this week.

i am entering this in...
1.Stamping with the Dragon - Fall colours
 2. Glitter Geeks- Flower Power
3.4 Crafty chics- Monochromatic
4.DYSU - Brown
5.Paper sundaes - lots of layers 

Now, don't forget to visit the rest of the polkadoodles team... and say hello... its a really fab challenge this week ..
 why not give it a try ?
Back real soon..
 Hugs xxx

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The saturated canary challenge. Sketch

Hi Guys.. just sneaking in an extra post today... i needed to share with you my first Saturated Canary Digi.. I know, I know, gasp, shock , horror.. 
 As you will know I love my Simply Sassy's.. and this is the very same artist that creates them.. the lovely Krista is selling the digi's over at her Etsy Store...
So, not to miss the first ever challenge over at the challenge blog...
following the  sketch , with the additonal option of Halloween...for the chance to win 2 digi's.... 
Here is my card...

 .. is she divine..?
 she is called Trick or Treat Kitty , I have coloured her with my Promarkers....
 the papers are "October 31st " by Fancypants. I just added a teeny stip of stripey paper, the design did the work for me really....

I have really enjoyed colouring her..  can u tell..?
 I am entering her in...
1. Saturated Canary Challenge - Sketch 
2.Charisma Cardz - black & orange  
3. Crafty Ribbons - Halloween  
4.Meljens- Halloween  
5. i love Promarkers- Spooky 
6.Crafts and me - Digi 

 Thats all for tonight guys.... I will be back tomorrow with my Polkadoodles Dt card..
 Hugs xx

willow sketchie challenge - 6th October

Hi everyone..
 Happy Thursday... its time for another Willow Sketchie challenge...
 this week the sketch is from the lovely Hazel ...

with the added recipe of Snowflakes....

so, using the fabby Walter and Winnie do Christmas cd .. here is my card..

this is Winnie in her Santa suit... she is coloured with my spectrums... 

.. and plenty of glitter added to embellish...
isn't she cute..?
Pop over and check out the rest of the Willow teams creations.. this week is an easy sketch.. why not give it a go...
 there is always something fabby to win..
 I am entering this in..
1. Crafty boots challenge- Animals
 2. Christmas Inspirations- birds or flowers 
3. ABC challenge- anything goes 
4. 365cards- Fine feathered friends 
5.Sparkles Forum- something that sparkles
6. My Mums craft shop- All creatures great and small

  thanks for dropping by.. I really appreciate your company 
Hugs xx

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