Wednesday, 28 November 2012

digi Makeover challenge- Christmas

Hello again my friend.
 So pleased to see you again today... the end of the week is on the horizon, and more scarily , so is the end of the month.
I have another one of my commissioned cards to share today.... this one using another image from the the same stable as Tebby Bo... this is Snowy" Melted man" from Fairy D..

This digi is so unbelievably quick.. just a little extra shading on the hat, and I coloured up his nose..lots of glitter.. and hey presto!!!!!
the papers are "Naughty or Nice" from Raspberry Road, the tag is LOTV Xmas tags. I have used seam binding... a wooden snowflake, lots of buttons & twine, spellbinder snowflakes 2012 and my Memory Box Frosty border die.
I added a few pearls and pearl hearts, glossy accent sprinkled with Twinklets for the icicle effect.

... and thats it really. I wasn't happy where it was heading, but I like the end result.... hope my customer does too.
 I would just like to enter this in..
1.Digi Makeover Challenge- Christmas
2.Teddy Bo- Anything goes
3.Forever friends - Glitter & Sparkle
4.Hooked On Crafts - Christmas -
5.Crafts and Me- Ribbon or trim
6.Victorine Originals- Blue or white
thanks for popping by... I have lots more christmassy stuff to share hope you will join me tomorrow...
 Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Facebook Sugar Nellie challenge- Buttons & Bows

Hello my crafty friend...... how's things?
 hope you had a fab weekend? 
We had a little visitor... so, no time to craft for me.... 
So, a quick card to share.... using my fav papermania Xmas papers.. and a cute from the Sugar Nellie range...
she is called "Little Apprentice", and she is coloured with my Spectrums. I have kept the layout relatively simple , and used my new die-namics "Dainty Bows" die. the tag is from LOTV.

I am really liking the neatness of the new bow die..:-).. I have distress the papers and the doily tho....and added plenty of Glamour dust.

 the card base was one of the Kraft ones from craft UK ltd... I got mine from Samuel Taylors , when I went to Harrogate show.
I love this cutie... I might be using her lots more....
 so, just to enter this in...
1.The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a doily.
2.365 Cards- Festive, circle,green
3.ABC Challenge- Anything goes
4.Crafty Boots- Anything goes
5.Magic in the Air- Sparkle
6.Lexi's Creations- Christmas
Thanks for dropping by, hopefully I should have another card tomorrow... 
Big Hugs xxxx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Just Keep On Creating- Christmas

Happy Saturday!!! finally the weekend is here... busy day at work yesterday , I was glad to get home and put my feet up.... I have a short shift this afternoon, then thats me done till Monday . 
I have a card to share, this one was a commissioned one.... 

I have used those delicious papers from Papermania, and an adorable Christmas stamp from LOTV.. I will be using this lots... It is coloured with my spectrums... 

I really love this cute couple... so cosy... I have added plenty of kraft cardstock, snowflakes and buttons and twine... A simple layout this time, fishtails seem to be very trendy... a sprinkle of glitter, and I have finished 
I would like to enter this in...
1.Just keep on creating- Christmas
2.Lady Anne challenges- Anything goes
3.Crafty Bloggers- Christmas anything goes
4.Kaboodles doodles - buttons & bows
5.My mum's craft shop - songs ( baby its cold outside)
6.Wags N whiskers - Chrtistmas
thanks for popping by this morning... have a great weekend whatever you are doing .
hugs xxx

Friday, 23 November 2012

Incy Wincy Designs -Hip to be square

Good morning.... its that day again!!! 
Yup, Friiiiday!!! hope the week has been kind to you... and the weather too.. looking at all the flood alerts as I type this up on a rainy Thursday evening to schedule for Friday morning.....
 I have managed to colour up another SWALK image from the newest releases... this time with a puddy fav..:-)
the papers are from the SWALK Pawfect Friends cd too... an ideal pairing ..

I have used the belt embellishment from the cd , and the sentiment comes with the stamp. the image is called "Paw Prints"   she is coloured up with my Spectrums.

 I have distressed the edges a little and cut the sentiment in pieces and 3d-d some of it... 
I would like to enter this in the following..
1.Incy Wincy Designs- Hip to be Square
2.Thro the Craft room door- Anything goes
3.CD Sunday- Layer it up
4.Simpy Create- anything goes
thanks for calling by this morning, and thank you as always for your lovely comments...
 See you tomorrow hopefully...
 hugs xxxx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Lili's Little Fairies- Anything goes

Hello my lovely crafty friend... Its lovely to see you today.
 Its Thursday  so the start of another challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies , where the theme is "Anything Goes"...
 so, I thought I could use the chance to use my new stamps , one of which is this little darling.... 

Its a Kraft card blank, I have used Prima Madeleine Papers, which I have had  a while now, some muslin from stash,the flowers are Tim Holtz tattered florals die cuts, the leaves are a cut up Winter Wreath from Die-Namics . I thought it looked like seaweed. 
The stamp is "Little Mermaid Friends" coloured with my Spectrums

I have added a little stardust pen , and dotted liquid pearls around the mermaids... Thats it really ......
now, pop over to check out the rest of the DT's creations... its a really easy challenge , so I hope I see you there...
 I just need to enter this in....
1.Craft Room Challenge - Punches & die cuts
2.OldieBut Goodie- Anything but Xmas (papers are old)
3.Thro the Craft Room Door- Anything goes
4.Delicious Doodles - Use fabric
5.Creative Card Crew- Anything goes
6.Cute Card Thursday- Girls only
 thanks for joining me today... Have a great day..
 Hugs xxxx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Birdie Brown - November freebie & challenge

Helllooooo! Happy hump day!! 
How the devil are you all today???
I have a snowy Xmas card as promised... and I love the image...Its cute.. its a joy to colour... its from the uber talented Torico, and its FREE!!!!

 The papers are Raspberry road.. "Naughty or Nice", the die is frostyville border by MB... I just coloured my snowman with my Spectrums, added some die cuts (Winter Wreath & Spellbinder snowflake)

 I dotted with liquid pearls, and sprinkled some glitter , just a button and a touch of twine to finish....
so, get yourself over to Birdie Brown, and grab yourself the freebies( yes plural) and getting yourself entered....
 I will see ya there!!
Just need to enter this in..
1.birdie Brown- November challenge.
2.Bunny Zoes -Winter
3.Crafty Cardmakers- one than one punch/die cut
4.Crafty Bloggers- Christmas anything goes
5.House of Gilli- Die cuts
6.Great Impressions- Holidays
Thanks for popping by... tomorrow is Lili's Little Fairies day... see you then!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Incy Wincy designs challenge - Square cards

Hello my lovelies.... what a grey day... perfect weather for crafting!!! 
I have a cheery little card for you today, requested by a friend to give to a friend.... 

I had forgotten how much I LOVE these digi's by Zlatoena... and seeing the Christmas images on blogland I needed to colour one of mine up...:-)
the papers are Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 and a little Raspberry Road "Cherry Hill "...He is coloured with my Spectrums

I have 3d-d him onto my card, and the clouds too. they are a Memory Box die... I have distressed the edges with DI , and finished with a couple of buttons.... 
Quite a simple one today... but I kinda like that..:-) 
I would like to enter in the following..
1.Incy Wincy Designs challenge - Square cards
2.Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes
3.Glitter & Sparkle- lots of layers
4.OSAAT - Use a digi
5.The Squirrel & The Fox- Anything goes
6.Drunken stampers - crop, cut & die

thanks for popping by... I have a Christmassy card for you tomorrow.... Till then stay cosy!
Hugs xxxx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Some Odd Girl November Challenge- Sketch

Hello lovely peeps!! Hoping you weekend is going swimmingly???
 I have a card to share... this one is for the 
Some Odd Girl November  Challenge - where there is a sketch .
Here is my card using Snowfall Kaylee...

She is coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.. and fussy cut out, and popped onto the card with 3d tape. The tag is a sentiment from Lili of the Valley. I have added a button and twine from stash.....

I am loving the papers... they are Dovecrafts Back to Basics Christmas 8x8 papers... I got oodles for £4.99 :-)
really loving these SOG winter images.. may just have to pop back for more :-)
So, all I need to do is enter this in...
1.Some Odd Girl Nov. challenge- sketch
2.Krafty Hands - Christmas
3.Little Claire's - Christmas
4.Crafty Calendar- Wrap up warm for winter (use string & twine optional)
5.Mark's Finest- Pop It
6.Avadares- Christmas / Hanukkah  
7.Craft Punked - Anything Goes  
8.4 Crafty Chicks- Winter
9.My Mum's Craft Shop- Winter Wonderland
Thanks for dropping on by... I hope you have a lovely Sunday evening... I will see you tomorrow... 
hugs xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Designed To Colour Creative Crew Challenge- Paint Splatters

Good morning peeps.....
today is quite an exciting day. It sees the start of the first challenge over at DTC Creative Challenge, and the theme is "Paint Splatters".
now, remember this is one uber talented team ,and I still can't believe they chose me amongst them!!! Here is my card.....

This is using a new technique to me... I am rather a neat freak!!! but I have enjoyed the challenge. I used my walnut ink spray, but I flicked the splatter s on with a paintbrush... tapping it on the side of my hand.... 
The papers a Shabby Princess Harvest Spice  - I love these... and they were free! 
being sponsored too by Some Odd Girl- I had to use one of Kirsty's images - and I went for Woodsey Mae. , coloured with my Spectrums.

The flower dies are my delicate aster dies, and Marianne leaf dies , I have just added some button twine to the middle of some buttons, and finito!!
So, the best bit today is you can check out the rest of the DT's creations.. and I warn you.. be prepared to be amazed!!They are just jaw-dropping!!!Pop over to DTC challenge now.... 
that just leaves me to enter this in.... 
1.Craft Room challenge- Dies& Punches
2.Papertake Weekly- Flower Power
3.Paper pretties- Buttons
4.Tammysscrappincorner-Anything goes
5.TPE- Dies & Punches
6.Dream Valley Challenge-Anything goes
7.Willow Sketchie-Sketch/fav colouring medium 
8.Divas by Design-Anything goes
thanks for popping by... I will be back with a little SWALK next..
big Hugs xxxx

Anything Goes Challenge - Stitching -Real or Faux

Hello my lovelies... I know I promised a SWALK card, but I am sneaking a little Xmas one in ..hehehe.. or should it be "Hohoho" ???
Those pre-coloured toppers by Mo Manning are a life saver... and I have used one of these for my next card... along with some Docraft papers , and some Simple Stories Handmade Holidays ones too.

I Just luuuurve these papers... the flowers are a mix from stash WOC most definitely, but the poinsettia is Chloes creative cards...
Wow, has she got some lurvely bling, and fab prices too!

You just gotta love this cute fella.... I get to make a quick card in double quick time.... The big snowflake is a spellbinders one.... love that too!
so, just to enter my card in..... 
1.Anything Goes Challenge -Stitching -Real or Faux
2.Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge- Lets chill
3.Just keep on Creating- Christmas
4.Penny's Papercrafty- Anything Goes
5.Whimsy Inspiration- Christmas Colours
6.Crafty Sentiments- Christmas
thanks for popping in... up next will definately be my DTC card for the new challenge... Getting a little ahead of myself... !!
Hugs xxx

There's a new blog in town!!

Hi guys, just a quick heads up ... there is a new challenge blog starting soon Its called "The Inky Chicks", and they will be right up your street for Inky Stampy goodness.. lots of inspiration too!!! 
they have a followers candy on offer right now, so get the word out peeps! 

Just look where that voucher is for... who could resist??!!
Pop over and find out more right now!! 
Hugs xxxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Teddy Bo challenge- Anything goes

Good morning peeples! How the devil are you all??? 
Another commissioned card here at Murphy towers.... this time using a super cute Teddy Bo image... just the image I was looking for too...

This little fella is for a card for a young man who is art mad . perfect , no?
He is called "paint by numbers", coloured with my Spectrums, the papers are from Mel Stampz, and MME Miss Caroline -Dilly dally. I have used a clock die cut , and created a sentiment using a paint splatter font. The number is cut from my sizzlits alphabet set. I have splatter white paint, and walnut stain for a messy effect.

I quite like how he has turned out ... I have dotted with my pens to add texture... I hope he likes it....I am sure he will !?
so, I would just like to enter in the following challenges...
1.Teddy Bo challenge- Anything goes
2.CYDI-Favourite Animal
3.Craft Room Challenge-Punches & die cuts
4.Thro The Craft Room Door- Anything goes
5.Cards For Men- Anything goes
6.Forever friends- Anything goes
thanks for popping by this morning ... I will be back tomorrow with my first DT card for the DTC Creative Crew..Excited much!!!!!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

S.W.A.L.K.- Pawfect Pals sneak peek

Hello my lovelies.... a later post for me today, as I have had rather a busy but productive day ... and now its time for me to share a first of my sneaky peeks....
There is a new S.W.A.L.K cd set launching this Friday called "Pawfect Pals", and the images are adorable . there are 3 cds in total, a pet focused one with the most adorable pets you could want. Then there is an additional papercraft cd ,and a cd of digi images... fabulous!!!
here is one of  my cards....

this card is using one of the digital images from the winter collection. I love those penguins! the papers are from the S.W.A.L.K. winter cheer cd, and I have embellished with plenty of dies cuts and lots of glitter. They are coloured with my Spectrum Noirs.

You can see just how much glittered I have lavished onto this little cutie.. 
Now, I am sure you will all be dying to see all the rest of the gorgeous images to be had on this fabulous cd set... believe me, there are oodles and oodles.....
So, please check out my side-bar for the rest of the DT's blog posts.
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So , I should be back tomorrow with another  little sweetie... but first I would like to enter this in...
1.Cards by Lady Anne- Anything goes
2.Crafty Cardmakers- More than one punch/diecut
3.TSG Challenge- Let it snow
4.Totally Stampalicious- bling
5.Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes 
7.The Pink elephant- Punches/dies 
8.Visable Image- Sparkle
thanks for popping by...
 Hugs xxxx

Sunday, 11 November 2012

One stop craft challenge- Anything goes

Hello my lovelies... Good weekend? Its all over in a blink of an eye isn't it??
Its been a sunny start, but now its cold and damp... time for something yummy for tea...
before that tho.. just a quick card to share... I have been making "New home " cards for two of my friends... when I saw this LOTV stamp I knew it would be really useful...

The papers are "Tea for Two" by Cosmo cricket. The stamp is "Moving Day "by LOTV, its coloured with my Spectrums. the punch is MS. I have used button twine , and a button from stash.

I have matted the layers with Kraft and distressed the edges with my distressing tool. I really love these cute critters...
I am entering this in...
1.One Stop crafts - Anything goes
2.Crafty Catz- Anything goes
3.Fat pages & Cards with attitude- Anything goes
4.Simply create - Anything goes
5.Crafty Creations- No flowers 
6.Little Red Wagon- colouring
right off for a bite to eat... I will be back.. hopefully with a sneak peek..
hugs xxx

Friday, 9 November 2012

Diva's by Design- Cute

Hellllooooo crafters!!!!
Haaaapppyyy Friday! Another week has whizzed by....I swear they get quicker...
So, the countdown to the weekend has begun... I am heading off to work anytime now, I just wanted to share a quick thank you card with you.
Today's card is a bit of a cheat... well, in as much as I have no colouring in it!!! Yes... gasp!! no colouring!
I have used a pre-coloured one , which I bought in Harrogate from  The HobbyHouse. they were toppers with the delish images by Mo Manning., called "cupcake girls" Who could resist??

The papers are from Prima called "SweetFairy", I have used my Go kreate circle  scallop die, spellbinder lacey circle and my trusty circle cutter to create the layers . the stem is Cheery Lynn "Flourish" die I have used "tattered florals " and a flower punch to create some flowers, to finish I embellished with some adhesive gems from stash.

So, I better dash ... but first I would like to enter this in...

1.Diva's by design- Cute
2.Flutterby Wednesdays- Open
3.The Paper Shelter - Fairies & Elves
4.LEJ Designs- Die cuts or punches
5.Mo's Digital Pencil- C is for....
6.Incy Wincy designs- Give thanks  
7.Cheery Lynn Designs- Give Thanks 
8.Paper Pretties- thank you cards
9.The Paper Girls - thank you 
10.Anything goes- Anything goes
Thanks for popping by... catch you over the weekend!!!?
Hugs xx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Lili's Little Fairies- All things bright & beautiful

Hello my lovelies... a very good morning to you....
Thursday already, and that means its time for another challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies.....
This time the theme is "Bright & Beautiful"...
 Well, I dithered a bit on this... then I decided on some "bright" oriental feel papers, and of course the lovely Aimi with lantern

The papers I have an absolute age, I figured they were too bright and maybe garish to use... but I think this works... I have toned them down with a couple of bits from my MME L&F Breeze paper pad... I am hoping these are still available.. I do love them...

She is coloured with my Spectrum Noirs, and I have added a tiny bit of Stardust pen, and a few simple flowers... I really think the image did it all and it didnt need anything more. the sentiment is from the LOTV companion set for the Geisha's.
so, please stop by and check out the rest of the DT's creations .. they have some real purrrdy stuff to share... and give the challenge a go.. there is always a fab prize up for grabs... 
I just need to enter this in...
1.Anything goes- Anything goes
2.Love rubber stamps-anything goes
3.The Crafty Pad- anything goes
4.Drunken stampers- Memoirs of a Geisha
5.Chocolate Coffee , Cards- Stripes
6.Raise  the bar- Anything goes
 tanks for popping by... I will be back tomorrow with something real sweet!
hugs xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge- Shaped Card

Good morning peeples!!!! How are you???? its Wednesday! Happy Hump Day!
I am joining the Saturated Canary  challenge by the skin of my teeth today... I am such a procrastinator!!!
The theme is "Shaped Cards", and finally I had chance to whistle one up..... not best pleased with my colouring tho' but time is against me....

 So, I  finally got to colour "Windy Day" with my Spectrums , I have used my shaped Grand nesties,( which I got half price at CC's sale) and the papers are my new Autumn fav from Shabby Princess - Harvest Spice. I love it!! and whats even better it was free!!! :-)

 the flowers are cut from my Tim Holtz "Tattered Florals" , I added a few gems, a doily , et voila!  i am happy with the finished result.. so I kinda need to hurry and get linked up... then its off to work..
 so, just to enter in..
1.Saturated Canary - Shaped  Cards
2.Anything goes- Anything goes
3.Bearly mine - Anything goes
4.Celebrate the occasion- Up, Up & Away!
5.Going Grey with Scrap Creations- Do it digi
6.Papertake Weekly - Anything goes 
7.Shopping Our stash- Best deal ever (nesties half price)
8.Thro the Craft Room Door- Anything goes
 thanks so much for calling in today, and as always for the lovely comments... 
I will be back tomorrow with my Lili's Little Fairies DT card... Have a great day! 
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The SugarBowl challenge- Erica's sketch

Hello papercraft lovers!! Good morning to you.. its a damp cold Tuesday here... and hubby has kindly given me his sore throat and sniffles... :-(
So, on a cheery note I wanted to share a quick card for the challenge over at the SugarBowl, where the lovely Erica has given us a fab sketch , and optional colourway to follow. here's my take on it...

this is following the sketch using up my last few scraps of MME L&F Breeze & Sunshine. The image is Bella Bunting from Simply Sassy, she is coloured with my Spectrums. I have used my fav dies... Heartfelt creations Aster die, MFT fishtail banner  die, and spellbinders lacey  circle  nestie .

 I fussy cut her out, 3d'd her onto my circle die cuts, added a few pearls, and a sentiment... which is from LOTV, the Geisha girls 
companion set.
I do hope you like her, Bella is one of my all time favs... I don't use her often enough...
I would like to enter her in the following...
1.The SugarBowl challenge- Erica's Sketch
2.Penny Black & more- Any die will do
3.OSAAT- Anything goes
4.The Crafty Pad- Anything goes 
5.Scrappers Delights- anything goes  
6.Catch the Bug- anything goes  
7.Card crafters circle- Patterned paper 
8.Inky Impressions- Lots of Layers
 Thanks for joining me this morning... I am just going to make myself a hot soothing drink, then I will be back onto my commissioned cards... 
 Til then, Squidgy hugs xxxxx

Monday, 5 November 2012

Sweet Stampin Challenge- All that glitters

Hello campers!!! its Monday!! BBoooo Hiss!!!
hope you had a good weekend... mine went too fast!
I have a card to share with you at least... and in my favourite colour too!

I LOVE these Fizzy moon stamps, this one is called "With Love", it is coloured with my Spectrums. the papers are part Mel  Stampz... and part  Mulberry Wood everyday.The flowers are W.O.C

I love all the sparkle on this one... I have added loads of Stickles. I have added a chain of small pink beads around the loops of the die cut . It makes a nice effect I think... I have also stitched all round the layers, for extra detail. a couple of pearls, and thats it really... I will add the sentiment later , as its for a 60th birthday card.

I would like to enter this in...
1.Sweet Stampin Challenge- All that glitters
2.My Time To Craft- Pink & Brown
3.Dilly Bean Challenges- Anything girl
4.Forever friends- Anything goes
5.MAWTT- Stitching
6.Southern Girls- Animal Crackers
Thanks for popping by today, hopefully I  will be back soon with maybe a little Tiddly Inks card. Hugs 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

ATC's & Cards with Attitude challenge- Anything goes with a sentiment

Hello my lovelies.. how your weekend going???
its certainly a bit cooler this weekend... brrrr!
so, a quick card to share.... 

This card was using the new Mulberry wood Everyday stamps.... I just love this cute pair.... they are , of course coloured with my Spectrums.   The stamp is called "Birthday Wishes"

The sketch was based on an earlier one I saw over at the SugarBowl.....
 I would like to enter this in the following..
1.ATC'S & cards with attitude- Anything goes
2.Pink Gem Challenge- Spots & Dots
3.Catch the Bug - Anything goes
4.Card Crafters Circle- Patterned Paper
5.Card Makin Mama's - Anything goes
6.Stampin with the dragon - Birthday
 thanks for calling by today... I hope you can pop  back again real soon..
Hugs xx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge- Embossing

Hiya!!! I am back!!! 
this time with a card I created for a colleague, who got hitched again last week !! They loved it so much, they rang to tell us so. 
I have created a WOW project in essence , but I have distressed the edges a little....

I have used the "Tied Together " embossing folder from couture creations, and dotted the joins with heart shaped pearls. The flowers are the Heartfelt Creations Aster die and that is edged with a couple of border die cuts, one of which is Memory Box cherish border.

 The stamp is a Fizzy moon "I do" stamp.they make a cute couple don't they??? they are coloured with my Spectrum noirs .I have added a little stardust pen for a bit of glimmer! The sentiment is computer generated. this is pretty much a spin off of an earlier card using a LOTV pre-coloured mage..but I love this folder sooo much I had to use it again.

I would just like to enter it in the following.
1.Delicious Doodles- Embossing
2.Clearly Inspired- Critters
3.Fat Pages & cards with attitude- Anything goes
4.Fussy & fancy- pearls & flowers
5.Stamping for the weekend- Anything goes
6.4Craftychicks- A day to remember 
 Thanks for dropping in.. have a fab weekend!
Hugs x

Heads up on amazing candies!

Hey guys.... I just wanted to let you know about 2 fab candies..... they are mahooosive!!
the first is on the Kort & Godt Galleri blog.... 

 just look at that!!!!!Get yourself over there and take a peep!!! This one ends on 30th November :-)

AND there is another fabby candy from my DTC teamie Kim, over at Paper Perfect Designs.... 

 this ends today.. so get over there quick....
hugs xxx

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