Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #126

Good Morning,

It's Sunday which means a new challenge over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp. The lovely Sam has given us a lovely sketch to work with, don't forget we do have to use either a rubber or digi stamp somewhere on our creation. You can rotate the sketch if you wish and embellish as you wish, but most of all HAVE FUN!!!

Image & sentiment - SWALK 'One of a Kind' by Crafters Companion
Colouring medium - Pro's & Spec's
Papers - Sassy designs Chelsie (they have a sale on at the mo)
Card candy  - stash

Hop on over to see what my talented teamies have done with the sketch

I would like to enter:

Bearly Mine - Add a sentiment
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Sassy Cheryl's - an inspiration
Crafty Sentiment - Autumn colours
Charisma Cardz - Something for the Guy's
Delicious Doodles - Autumn colours

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Little Mouse's Slumber

Good Evening,

I've had a little play with one of my new digi stamps that I won , it is  'Little Mouse's Slumber' from Di's digi downloads, isn' it just so cute. I was spoilt for choice, there's so many great images in their store. I'm sure to return to fill a basket or 2!

I coloured the image with Pro & Flexi Markers and added glamour dust to give the butterflies a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is computer generated & the bow has been embellished with a pearly heart. Yet again I've used my favourite embossing folder 'swiss dots'

I made this to enter this week's challenge over @ Willow Sketchie

This week you can choose to follow any sketch from recent challenges. I choose the sketch  from the 9th August, this was Pauline's final sketch before stepping down from the DT. The theme is favourite things, I've used my fav embossing folder

I would like to enter:

Willow Sketchie - Any recent sketch
Totally Papercrafts - Pretty Pastels
Creative Inspireations - Bingo (blue, white, stamp)
Inky Impresson - Animals
Party time Tuesday - Anything goes
Shopping our Stash - Fur or Feathers

Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #27

Good Morning,

I've been quiet for a few day's as I've been poorly. Usually I'm ill when on leave but this time it waited till I got back to work. Dragged myself to work as I don't want to hit a sickness trigger, on the mend now so will be round to visit you soon.

It's Friday & that means a new challenge over @ Friday Sketch Challenge & there is still time to enter the DT call there. So if you like using sketches to inspire you, hop on over to find out more.

Here's my card using the sketch that Christine has designed for us this fortnight, it's a fab sketch,nice & easy & lots of scope. Hop on over and see what the team have created to inspire you. This week's prize has been sponsored by The Digi Garden, they have some really cute images in their shop & every Friday they have a freebie for you on their facebook page

Image - Chef Emily from The Digi Garden
Colouring medium - Pro & Flexi Markers & Chalks
Paper - freebies with a mag years ago
Papers - emossed with cuttlebug folders

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Lucy's Flower

Good Evening,

What a wet day it's been. My washing was hung out to dry but got a lot wetter. Oh well!!!
Hope everyone that went to Ally Pally had a good spend, lots of goodies to play with!

My card today has been made following the sketch & theme (paper piecing) over @ Willow Sketchie. I do like working from a sketch.

The image I have used is Lucy's Flower from The Digi Garden.
Her skin, hair & socks have been coloured with promarkers & chalk. The dress & headband have been paper pieced with the orange polka dot paper used as a backing paper which I shrunk down to give a smaller print. I then picked the colour from the dotty paper to colour a piece of paper that I then used to paper piece the shoes & flower.
The backing papers are a free download from The Shabby Princess which have been edged with a spellbinder die. Seam binding ribbon in ivory has been used across the card with a bow that has a brad in the knot. I have used a pearl in the centre of the flower & viva pearls around the image.

I would like to enter:

The Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch & theme
Totally Paper Crafts - For a child
Brown Sugar challenge - Anything goes

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Here Comes the Bride & Groom

Good Evening,

Thought I would share a card with you that I was asked to make by a friend of a friend. The brief was a wedding card using the LOTV Bride & Groom image in autumnal colours. It's not a colour scheme I usually use but I think it's turned out OK.
The roses were made using a torn circle of cream pearlesent paper which was torn into a spiral & rolled.

Image - LOTV
Colouring medium - Pro's & Spec's
Paper - Shabby Princess (free download)
Sentiment - Computer generated
Flourish - Marianne die
flowers - punch
Roses - handmade by me

I would like to enter:

Bearly mine - Fall colours
Papertake weekly challenge - A hazy shade of Autumn
Party Time Tuesdays - colour/picture challenge
The paper Shelter - Fall colours

Friday, 21 September 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #26 reminder

Good Morning,

I've made another card using the sketch over @ Friday Sketch Challenge. Hop on over & take a look we've got a DT call running at the moment cause we're 1 year old. If you like following sketches this could be the DT  for you.

Image - Ava from Saturated Canary
Colouring medium - Pro & Flexi Markers & chalks
Paper - Nitwits & swiss dots embossed
Flowers - Memory box die - Cherry Blossom
Flourish - Marianne die
Sentiment  - was added to image using Photoshop
Gems - Papermania

I would like to enter:

Moving along with the Times - Girly girly
Divas by Design - Lovely layers
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything goes
Shopping our Stash - Emboss it


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Girl Barefoot

Good Evening,

Only 1 day of my A/L left boo hoo! My blind is made and hung so I'm well pleased, it was one of those jobs that are simple once you get started. I also got my lounge mirror hung, it's only taken me 8 weeks!

Today's card has been made following the sketch over @ Sketch n Stash & the Tic Tac Toe grid over @ Created with Love challenge

Image -  Bugaboo Girl Barefoot
Colouring medium - Flexi & Pro Markers & Chalks
Paper - Polka doodles
Embossed paper - Swiss dots
Brads, pearls & ribbon - stash
Flowers - punch
Leaves - cut on silhouette
Sentiment - Tatty Ted CD

Sketch n Stash - sketch
Created with Love - Tic Tac Toe grid (embossing-ribbon,brads)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Toadstool Fairy

Good Evening,

Bit of a chilly one here in Northampton! Soon be needing the heating on.

My card today has been made following the sketch & theme over @ Willow Sketchie.
The image is  grey scale & I have just picked out a few bits to colour in with Aqua Markers & glittered the wings with glamour dust. The backing paper is a download from Raspberry Rd 'cute as a button' & yet again I have used the swiss dot embossing folder to emboss a strip of white paper. Everything has been mounted onto yellow mats and scalloped circle die from Spellbinders.

I would like to welcome all of my new followers, I am so pleased you decided to join me.
I get so excited when I find the number of followers at the top of my blog has increased.

I would like to enter:

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch & theme (things with wings)
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything goes
Digital Tuesday - Things with wings
Sassy Cheryl's - Die cuts
Stamptacular Sunday - Less is more
Crafters Companion - Gold
Polka Doodles - Ice cream flavours (Banana)
Songbird Challenge - Defying gravity
Fab n Funky - Things with wings

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sunday Sketch Challenge #124

Good Morning,

Well that's week 1 of my A/L gone, and so qiuckly. Don't know where the weeks go! This week I am planning to get a blind made for my en-suite, mind you I had that planned for last week . I'm hoping someone will give me a lift to Ally Pally @ the weekend to the The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show, I do so love this show!

There's a new challenge starting today over @ SS&S and Emma has designed us a super sketch to work with. This week there is a prize up for grabs from The Stamping Boutique so come on get crafting

Image - Kirby's rose form the Digi Garden (it's this week's freebie & & all images in store are BOGOF this weekend)
Colouring Medium - Pro & Flexi Markers, specs & chalks
Papers - Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD from Polka Doodles
Flowers - Cherry Blssom die from Memory Box
Flourish - Marianne die
Ovals - Spellbinder dies

Hop on over to see the wonderful inspiration from my teamies

 I would like to enter:

No matter which challenge - Die cuts &/or Punches
Shopping our stash - 3, 2, 1. 3 flowers, 2 papers & 1 image
The Poodles Parlour - Here comes the Girls
The Paper Shelter - Punch it

Friday, 14 September 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge #26

Good Morning,

Today see's the start of a new challenge over @ FSC. We had lots of lovely entries last week which is going to make choosing a top 3 very tricky.

This week we have a fab sketch from Jaqueline to work with.
The prize is from Flonz craft who is offering a $20 coupon to use in their shop.
There is also a second prize of  a goodie bag from the lovely Christine.

Image - DigiStamp Boutique
Papers - Papermania capsule covermount CD (free with mag)
- embossed with snowflke folder
Colouring medium - Pro & Flexi Markers
Sentiment - computer generated
Glamour dust & bakers twine - stash

Hop on over to see the inspiration from my teamies

I would like to enter:

LEJ designs challenge - Winter wishes
Nutcrafters - Countdown to Christmas
Cute card Thursday - Christmas in September
Stamping for the Weekend - Starting Christmas early
DigiStamp Boutique - card made during September

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hayley & Harley

Good Afternoon,

Another wasted day waiting for the workmen. I phoned them late morning to find out what was going on to find out they're not coming till Monday. They say they've been trying to phone me but I know that's not true as I've had my phone on me 24/7, yes I took it to bed with me in case they phoned early in the morning. I waffling......sorry

My card today has been made with the challenge over @ Totally Gorjuss in mind, pink & green and this is surely that! This is a colour combo that I don't usually go for so this was quite challenging for me but I think it's turned out OK!

Image - Saturated Canary "Hayley & Harley"
Colouring medium - Pro & Flexi Markers & chalks
Papers - Nitwits "Butterfly Kisses Too"
Flourish - Marianne die
Flowers - punch
Gems - Papermania

Thank you for visiting today, please leave a comment so I can come visit you

I would like to enter:

Totally Gorjuss - Pink & Green
Papertake Weekly - Things that make you go Awwwww
Tuesday Throwdown - You're a gem
Pile it on - Patterned paper

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Birthday Wishes Boobie

Good Evening,

Bit late tonight, had a busy day but not achieved a lot. Sat in for a second day waiting for the workmen to turn up at my Daughters, didn't turn up again.

Today's card has been made using a Saturated Canary image Boobie Love coloured in with Pro & Flexi Markers & chalks. The papers are swiss dots embossed white paper, nitwits breath fresh air too pink paper & a doily. The sentiment is from Polka Doodles & the flowers are 2 layers of a punched flower with a gem in the centre.

I would like to enter:

Bearly-Mine - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday's - anything goes
The paper shelter - punch it (punched flowers)
Created with Love - Birthday

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

You're a Star

Good  Evening,

Second post today as I have been playing with my new images from The Digi Garden, trouble is I don't know which one to use first they're all so sweet.

I have used Emily is a Fairy again but this time I have cut round the image (these images are perfect for this) I have used Pro & Flexi Markers & chalks to colour her in. A fairy needs a bit of sparkle so I have glittered her wings with glamour dust. The stars were cut on the silhouette which have had a sentiment & pearls added to the centres. The paper was free with a mag and the white strip has been embossed with the swiss dots folder.

I would like to enter:

Songbird Challenge - String of Pearls
Poodles Parlour - Here come the Girls
One stop Craft Shop - No Floral embellishments

1 plain, 1 purl

Good Morning,

As I'm on leave this week I thought I would get lots of play time, but that's not happening. I had to go and let workmen into my Daughter's flat yesterday,you know a 10 min job that you get a 4 hour time slot for. I have to go again today as she needs a new timer for her heating that he didn't have on his van. I going prepared today box of pens and images are coming with me.

Today's card has been made following the sketch over @ Willow Sketchie

Image - Winnie printed from Double Sprinkle of Kraft
Papers - Raspberry Road download
Colouring medium - Pro markers & chalks
Inked edges - Tea dye distress ink

I would like to enter:

Willow Sketchie - Sketch
Created with love - Birthday
Delicious Doodles - Celebrations
Polka Doodles - What's the word Bird?
Inky Impressions - Anything goes

Sunday, 9 September 2012

My First Digi Garden Card

Good Evening,

I'm back as promised with my first card using a Digi Garden image. This one is Emily is a Fairy that I have coloured in with Pro & Flexi Markers & chalks. I have glittered her wings & spots on her dress with glamour dust & added viva pearls around the image. The papers have been printed off quite a while, I think the dotty one is from the Do Crafts Boofle CD & the flowery one is a Nitwits paper. I have mounted these onto brown wrapping paper, one edge was cut with a spellbinder die. The sentiment is computer generated and the buttons have a piece of bakers twine knotted through them. I have also added a doily behind the image.

The images are so cute you'll find it hard to just pick one

Hop on over & see what's in store


Good Morning,

What an exciting week I've had. Where shall I start?

  • Wednesday - Made top 3 again over @ Willow Sketchie, they'll be fed up of me
  • Thursday - Won @ MAWTT
  • Friday - Won @ Poodles Parlour
  • Saturday -  Had a successful sale @ a church fete, the weather was fab!

I'm a Digi Garden Diva

Do hop on over to the store and have a nosie, the images are just soooo cute. If you're anything like me you won't know which one to pick!!!!

And guess top it off....... I'm now on 2 week's A/L so I can have a play.

I'll be back later with a card to share with you using one of these cute images.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Skateboarding Dan

Good Morning,

Bit chilly at the mo but the forecast is a sunny one!

My card today has been made following the sketch over @ Sketch N Stash. I have used some of the baking papers from my stash that I have printed off but not got round to using, they are a free download from Shabby Princess. The image is from DigiStamp Boutique & has been coloured with pro & flexi markers & chalks. The stars were cut on the silhouette, the arrows were cut by me as was the corner piece.

The photos not brill, don't know why. I'll try and get a better one later.

I would like to enter:

Sketch N Stash - Sketch
A Gem of a Challenge - A boy thing
Crafty sentiments - Male cards
creative craft challenges2. -all about the boys
The cutie pie challenge - No flowers
Cute & Curly Challenge - Men/Boys

Monday, 3 September 2012


Good  Evening,

What a beautiful day it's been, hope it lasts a few days so the children can use the playgrounds for the fisrt few days of term, bless them.

I have posted lots of girlie cards of late so thought I would share a masculine card with you for a change.

Image - Crafters companion
Paper - embossed with a mask & do crafts CD
Bunting - cut on silhouette
HAPPY - Dimension fourth alphabet stamps
SON - cut on silhouette
Colouring medium - Spectrum Noirs & chalks

I would like to enter:

Saturday Challenge - Animal antics
ATC's & cards with attitude - Anything goes
Crafty boots challenge - One (1 image 1 string of bunting)
Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
Craftymess challenge - Animals with a blue theme
Hooked on craft - cards for men

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp # 122

Good Morning,

I would like to say a big HELLO to my new followers and thank you all for your lovely comments,. I really do appreciate them all. It makes my day to come in from work, sit down with a cuppa and have a read. I know I am a bit of a rubbish commentor for which I must apologise, I am trying to put this right & think I may be getting there.

It's time for a new challenge over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This week the talented Donna has designed us a sketch to work with but sadly she will not be joining us as she has stepped down from the  SS&S DT.

The prize for this week's challenge is a very exciting  one 


It will be a 2 week guest DT slot.
What a great incentive to get crafting!

Hop on over and check out the sketch & what the team have made to inspire you.

Here is my card

Image - Saturated Canary, Boobie Love (it's a freebie)
Papers - Black spot (a scarp from my box) White, embossed with swiss dots folder
Mats - Black & pink card
Colouring medium - Pro & flexi Markers, chalks & distress ink
Sentiment - Polka doodles
Scalloped circle mats - Spellbinders
Bunting, leaves & butterfly - cut on silhouette
Flowers - 2x layers of a punch
Gems, pearls & twine - stash

I would like to enter:

Joanna Sheen Challenge - going dotty
Natalie & Amy - anything goes
Heck of a challenge - anything goes
Through the craft door - Diva or anything goes
Lets craft & create - stamp it

Wow, I've managed to add a signature without any help.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Just to Say... Winnie

Good Afternoon,

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and am able to do what you wish, maybe the housework is your first choice or maybe it's not!!!
It's so nice to see the sun shining, I think there'll be a few barbees lite, wish it was mine.

My card today has been made following Anne Maries sketch & theme (gingham) over @ Willow Sketchie.

Image - digi from Double sprinkle of kraft
Papers - Forever friends CD (free with mag)
Dies - Spellbinders, memory box & marianne
Colouring medium - ProMarkers & chalks
Finishing touches - glamour dust & brad from stash

I would like to enter:

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch & Theme (gingham)
Through the Craftroom Door - Divas or anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Layer on layer
Perfect Sentiments -Anything goes with a sentiment
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Let's Craft -Anything goes
LEJ Designs - Anything goes
ATC's & Cards with Attitude - Anything goes

Happy Crafting
Carole xXx