Friday, 28 December 2012

Friday Sketch & Stamp #33 reminder

Good Morning,

Hope you are all well and having a fab Christmas so far...
I had 11 for Christmas dinner but I was poorly :(
It started the Friday before & was @ it's worse Christmas eve, I could have been mistaken for Rudolph my nose was so red!!!   I had a great day even though I didn't feel like eating, & the bonus is I've still got all my choc's to eat.

Well today over @ Friday Sketch Challenge it's time to announce the winner & top 3 for Challenge#32 & you have 1 week left to enter the current challenge.

Here's the card I made using the super sketch that Kelly designed for us to work with

Image - DigiStamp Boutique Funtime Dan
Colouring medium - Pro's & Flexi's & touch of chalk
Papers - HOTP
Stars - cut on silhouette
Sentiment - Do crafts CD
Vellum embossed with a mask

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Wishes

Wishing All My Lovely Followers a

& a Great 2013

Thank You all for your lovely comments this past year, I really do appreciate each & everyone.

Big Hugs
Carole xXx

Friday, 21 December 2012

Friday Sketch & Stamp # 33

Good Morning,

It's time for the last challenge of 2012 over @ Friday Sketch Challenge.
This weeks sketch has been designed by Kelly, one of our new DT members

isn't it just wonderful!

Here's my card

Image - Ursula's lights from The Digi Garden
I used photoshop to copy the lights from the image and enlarge them to use as my embellishments.
Colouring medium - Pro's & Spec's with a touch of chalk
The lights have had glossy accents applied to them to give that glassy look.
Wire was used to mount the lights on to for the corners
Papers - HOTP & white embossed
Sentiment - Computer generated

Hop on over to get some more inspiration from my talented teamies

& A GREAT 2013

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #137

Good Morning,

Hope you are all well and ready for the big day!
I've a couple more pressies to get and all my wrapping to do. Every year I say I'll wrap as I get but that never happens! You know what it's like, hide it from preying eyes and it never comes out again, mine usually done in a mad rush on Christmas Eve. Next year it'll be different.

Today there is a new challenge starting over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp which will run throughout the Christmas/New Year period. That means you have until January 6th to get you entries in & a chance to use your new stash!!!!

Sponsoring us this week is Crafty Ribbons

You can use any past sketch from the challenge blog
I have used Sketch #101 by Marie that I have rotated.

And here's my card

Image - Mistletoe Jasper from DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring medium - Spec's Pro's & Chalk
Papers - HOTP
Sentiment - computer generated

Finishing touches:
Punched snowflakes glittered with a pearl added to the centres
Viva pearls added to the mistletoe berries
Ribbon from stash
Glamour dust on robins hat & Jasper's coat.

Hop on over to the main blog to see more inspiration from the talented team . Then pick your fav sketch to create to be in with a chance of winning a super prize

Saturday, 15 December 2012

I'm so Excited

Good Morning,

I'm so excited!

I've been offered a place on the DT over @ MAWTT. It took me a couple of seconds to think about it before Emailing back to say "YES"

Have a good weekend everyone & keep warm.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #32 Reminder

Good Evening,

How cold has it been, I don't like being cold but can't seem to get the house warm at the mo.

It's half way through challenge #32 with a wonderful prize from Kenny K up for grabs. But you know what they say "you've got to be in it to win it"

Here's the card I made following Angela's sketch........

........& Teen Idol image from Kenny K
The image has been coloured with Pro's & Spec's with a touch of chalk.
Papers are from papermania
Sentiments : Happy Birthday - freebie stamp/Brother - computer generated
Finishing touches - bit of doodling & bakers twine

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #136

Good Morning,

hope you are all well and keeping yourselves nice & cosy.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp have a new challenge starting today.
Here's my card using Donna's sketch who has sadly stepped down from the DT

This week we have another super sponsor

Who is offering the winner digi's of their choice, hop on over here & check out what's in store.

For my card I have used Molly's Snowman which I printed out several times. I then coloured in the image with Spec's & Pro's & added a little glitter. I cut out an extra bow for Molly's hair and decoupaged the snowman up. The base image was cut out using the out of the box technique

The plain white paper was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug. This was matted onto silver mirri card as was the image & sentiment.

Hop on over here to see the wonderful creations from my talented teamies.
Can't wait to see what you create!

I would like to enter:

My time to craft -None traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Craft Challenge 2 - White on white Christmas
Sassy Cheryl Challenge - Dreamimng of a white Christmas
LEJ Designs - Countdown to Christmas
Divas by design - Let it Snow
Inky Impression - Snow/winter

Friday, 7 December 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #32

Good Evening,

Done a bit more pressie shopping on my way home today, nearly finished now yippee.

There's a new challenge started today over @ Friday Sketch Challenge
This week it's Angela's 1st sketch since joining us so please join in a make her feel welcome.

Our sponsor this week is Kenny K

The DT were given a digi to work with and here is my card

Image - Kenny K Maddison Attitude
Colouring medium - Pro & Flexi Markers
Papers - Sassy Designs
Sentiment - Papermania stamp (I think)
Gems - Meriflower
Gem for ear ring - £ shop nail art gem
Ribbon - stash

Join us this week to be in with a chance of winning some wonderful Kenny K images.
Hop on over to see the creations the talented DT have made to inspire you.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #31 reminder

Good Evening,

I feel so guilty as I'm really late posting this. I should have posted this Friday morning as it's a halfway reminder card for  Friday Sketch Challenge following Debra's sketch.  However I have had a raging toothache & could not concentrate to do anything so perhaps I can be forgiven

I have used Christmas Robin's Delight, an image from this week's sponsor, which I have coloured in with Spec's and added some glamour dust.
The papers are from Nitwits

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #134

Good Morning,

A very windy one it is here in Northampton this Sunday morning!
It also looks like more rain is on it's way.

There's a new challenge starting today over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp
This is the card I have made:

following Anne-Marie's super sketch which I have rotated

I have used  Bella Da Snowlady image from this week's sponsor Robyn's Fetish

I have used Pro's & Spec's & a touch of chalk to colour in the image. What Christmas image would be complete without a bit of sparkle? So I have added a bit of glamour dust to the hat

The sentiment was heat embossed with brass WOW powder onto the same paper used for all the mats. This was then cut out by hand.

The papers are from a HOTP pad I have had for years but never used

Hop on over to see the wonderful creations from my teamies

I would like to enter:

One stop craft - Vintage Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything goes 
Crafty Creations - Christmas is coming
Diva's by Design - use 2 or more patterened papers

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #31

Good Morning,

Hope the rain stays away today, hasn't it been so wet!
I feel so sorry for everyone who have had to stay in temporary accommodation due to flood alerts. Can't imagine what it would be like, I like to be at home.

It's time for a new challenge over at Friday Sketch Challenge by Debra

 How great is that, I enjoyed using it so much I have used it several times more. For my card today I have rotated the sketch

 Ladybug crafts ink has sponsored us this week and she very generously gave the DT Christmas Delights to play with, I chose Handbag Tree Delight coloured with Specs & Pros. I have added glamour dust for that bit of sparkle, you can't do Christmas without sparkle!
The paper has been embossed with an A4 double sided folder from spellbinders, I think is was called dainty dots. This has been mounted onto red card, the red dots were cut out of the same card. The holly leaves were cut on the silhouette and have been mounted onto a double layer of ribbon.

Hop on over to see what the talented DT have created

Monday, 19 November 2012

SC Skateboard

Good Evening,

A week off work which is greatly needed! I've got a hair, doctors & opticians appointment as well as a day Christmas shopping planned. Hopefully time to play will also feature.

 I was asked to make a card for a friend to give to her Step Son. She gave me the wording for the greeting she wanted on the card and said that he likes skateboarding. This is what I came up with.
Image - Saturated Canary
Colouring medium - Pro's & Spec's
Papers - printed form my new Wellington CD
Stars - cut on silhouette
Greeting - created on the silhouette

I would like to enter:

MAWTT - seeing stars
Cute Card Thursday - Starry starry night

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #133

Good Morning,

Well craft fair over and it was a very successful one. That means I can now play rather than go like the clappers. It also means more time to blog so I will be round to visit you all shortly.

There's a new challenge starting today over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge. For the second week running it is being sponsored by The Digi Garden, thank you Jacqui, you're a star

Here's my card
using Shaylee, isn't she just a sweetie!

I have coloured her in with pro markers. The stars I actually printed and cut on the silhouette, I very pleased with myself as this is the first time I have managed the whole process without help. Glamour dust has been applied to the stars & Shaylee's wings for that bit of sparkle. The papers have been printed from the do craft CD 'woodland friends' & 'tatty ted'. I only printed off the size I needed as my box of scraps is overflowing.

Why not hop on over and join this weeks challenge, can't wait to see your creations.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge reminder

Good Morning,

Last day at work today for one whole week, hooray.
It's been a stressful 2 weeks with lots of changes taking place, I sure need some time off. Not been in the mood to blog so sorry I've not been to visit for a while, but hopefully that will change.

Today I have a card to share with you using this fortnights sketch over @ Friday Sketch Challenge that Janine has designed for us

I was having a look through my files the other day and came across this wonderful image from DigiStamp Boutique, it was a freebie that I grabbed last year but never got round to using.
Isn't it just a little sweetie

I used spec's to colour it in & added some sparkle to the hats with glamour dust, my dining room is covered in sparkle, so is my kitchen floor & I am too! Well it is nearly Christmas

Hop on over and join in this week's challenge, there is a prize from Noor Design up for grabs.

Monday, 12 November 2012

GDT Songbird Challenge

Good Morning,

I've had a crafting weekend with my Daughter Kaylee. She helped me get a batch of Christmas cards, gift tags & money wallets ready for the craft fair I'm doing next weekend.

Laura from Songbird Challenge asked me to do a GDT spot & of course I said YES.

The challenge theme is a song title and this week that is:

'Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend' 

 For my card, I opted to use Excecutive Woman from this weeks sponsor The Paper Shelter She has been coloure in with Spectrum Noirs & a touch of chalk. This is the first time that I have coloured her up and I'm sure to colour her again she's so lovely to colour. 

I've used some digital papers from Sassy Designs  and some white paper that has been embossed with a spellbinder folder. I have embelished the card with cherry blossom flowers & leaves (both a memory box die), punched flowers & butterflies (cut on the silohette). All have had clear gems added for a bit of sparkle. 
I hope that I have given you a little bit of inspiration. You can find more beautiful creations on the challenge blog.
Have a good day