Monday, 29 April 2013

A Flower for You

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you all had a great weekend & had time to enjoy a bit of what you like doing!
It's nice and sunny here at the moment, hope it stays that way. Wasn't it chilly yesterday?
Today's card was made with an image I've had printed for ages but never got round to using, it was freebie from the Stamp Fairy, not sure that it still is as I can't find it.
I've coloured him with my Copics with a touch of chalk.
The papers are from MME a stack I've had for ages but never used. It's one of those stacks you just stroke and put away, frightened you're gonna run out, You all know what I mean I'm sure!
I've used kraft card for the spellbinders border and MB leaf die and to mat Lenny on to.
The flowers were cut on a spellbinder circle die, torn and rolled to form a rose using a quilling tool.
Have a great day everyone!
I would like to enter:
Crafty Boots - Use a stamped character
My time to craft - using kraft

Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #42

Good Morning Everyone, hopefully a nice sunny one again today!
Welcome Tracey, I'm so pleased you have chosen to follow me, I hope you will like what you see.
Today see's the start of a new challenge over at Friday Sketch Challenge with this beautiful sketch that Angela has created for us.

We have a wonderful prize on offer from this week's sponsor

Here's what I have created:

Image & sentiment - Crafters companion
Colouring medium - Copics  & chalks
Flowers - double layer of punch, tinted with distress inks
Leaves - MB Die
Papers - Nitwits
Finishing touches - Viva pearls, gems & ribbon from stash
Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more super inspiration from my teamies.
Have a good weekend!
I would lie to enter:
Created with Love - Wild Animals (are Panda's wild?)
Through the craftroom door - Anything goes

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #153

Good Morning,
It's time for a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This week it's my turn to host the challenge and here's my sketch:
I hope you like it and will come play along with Team 2.
We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo who is offering the winner some digi's from instore. There's lots to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice.

Here's my card using Tulip Can:

Colouring medium - Copics & Chalks
Papers - Shabby Princess (free download)
Sentiment - Computer generated
Border - Spellbinder die
Ribbon - Vintage (from creative expressions) & 3mm satin (from meiflower)

I really enjoyed colouring this image which I did in 2 colour ways,  I couldn't decide which one I liked best so my Mum & Son chose which one I should use for my DT card.
Here's the other version:
Papers - Sassy Designs
All other items as above
Hop on over to the main challenge blog to see the wonderful inspiration from my teamies

I would like to enter:
Brown Sugar - Get Well
Papertake Weekly - one paper taker
Bearly mine-challenge - Spring flowers

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A Coral Happy Birthday

Good Afternoon Everyone,
The sun has arrived at last! It's amazing how a bit of sunshine can make you feel so much better.
All the Birthday's come at once, April & May are really busy for me, cake, cake & more cake then nothing till November. Well all Birthdays need a card and here's one I made for my other Daughter this week. Her favourite colour is coral which I started off doing, however it ended up a bit orange.  
The image is Thank You from Saturated Canary which was coloured with Copics, The backing paper has been embossed using a spellbinder A4 folder, the sentiment was computer generated and both have been mounted onto kraft card. I have added a piece of lace, some brown gingham ribbon and a couple of MB die hearts with an added pearl to finish off.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend & the sunshine everyone!
I would like to enter:
Saturated Canary - anything goes
card makin mamas. - time for ribbon
Inky Impressions - punches/dies
totally gorjuss - emboss it

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Fairies or Fantasy @ MAWTT

Good Morning Everyone, Hope you're all having a good week!
it's time for a brand new challenge over at

This week it's the turn of Team A,  and the lovely Kelly  is our hostess, she has chosen the fab theme of..............

'Fairies & Fantasy'

So we would like to see projects that include a Fairy or Fantasy image,  remember you can make anything you like as long as you follow the theme.
We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Rick St dennis


Who is offering the winner 3 Digis from Instore

Here's my card using Magical Cat Miranda

The image has been paper pieced  with a paper that I created using inks. The image was printed onto the paper, the more ink was added to give darker shading. Perfect pearls were painted onto the stars on the coat to add a bit of sparkle. All the yellow/gold stars have had glamour dust applied to them. The rest of the image has been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is computer generated and was added to the image along with the stars before the base layer was printed off.  Black card was used as a mount and the dotty bits.
Hop on over to the challenge blog to see what the talented team A have created. 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Good Evening to everyone out there in blog land!
It's been a glorious day here in Northampton, I think spring has sprung.
I would like to share a card I made for my Daughter's Birthday last week. The image is Saturated Canary's Honey one of my Daughter's favourite's. I used Copics & chalks to colour her in

The digi papers are 'Elegance' from Sassy designs. I have used kraft card to mount the papers on to using a spellbinder die to edge the piece with the stripe paper on. As finishing touches I have used a piece of lace, a doily & 2 heart embellies in kraft using a Memory Box die. The sentiment was computer generated using Freehand591.
That's all from me tonight, I'm off to have a nosey round blog land

I would like to enter:
Saturated Canary - anything goes

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Seaside Girl

Good Afternoon,
Hope you are all well. Spring seems to have arrived at last, yippee!
It's nice to get the washing on the line for a change.
I had a lovely surprise last week, I was a winner over at Nutcrafters Challenge with my Easter wallets. As a prize I got to choose some digi's from their online store. I have a card to share with you today using  Seaside duo -Girl digi stamp, isn't it a sweet image?  I have used my Copics to colour in the image with a touch of chalk.
 The card base was cut with a Grand Nestie from Spellbinders. All circles were cut using a circle cutter from We are Memory Keepers. The border was punched using a Martha Stewart round the page punch from a piece of kraft card left from the A4 sheet that the circles were cut from. The sentiment was computer generated and also mounted onto a piece of kraft.

Have a great week everyone
I would like to enter :
Nutcrafters - Shaped cards


Friday, 12 April 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #41

Good Morning,
to all my lovely followers and anyone visiting. I hope you like what you see!

Today see's the start of a new challenge over at Friday Sketch Challenge. This week the lovely Debs has given us a super sketch to work with:
isn't it great!

We also have a super sponsor this week The Stamp Fairy

They are offering a $10 Gift Certificate to one randomly drawn winner!

Here's my card:
I rotated the sketch
Image - Hugo from the Stamp Fairy
Colouring medium - Copics
Paper - printed from Do Crafts CD
Gromlet - We R Memory Keepers
Ribbon - stash

Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more ideas & inspiration

I would like to enter:
Cupcake craft challenge - Raining cats & Dogs

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #151

Good Morning,

hope you are all well this fine sunny morning & you're all having a great weekend!
I've got a busy one as it's both my Granddaughter & my Daughters birthday.
So without further a do it's time to introduce a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp and this week Kim is hosting her first challenge since joining the team & has given us a great sketch to work with:

together with Robyns Fetish as our sponsor it's a super challenge!

Here's my card:
Image - Winnie from Double sprinkle of kraft CD
colouring medium - Copics
Rosette - cut & scored on sillohette (own design)
Die cut flourishes - MB
Butterfly - cut on sillohette & finished with glamour dust
Finishing touches - viva pearls & ribbon

Hop on over to the main blog for more super creations from my team mates to inspire you

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Let's get Krafty!

Good Morning,

It's been a long time since I've blogged & I haven't been round to comment as my laptop still has not be repaired, I must get it sorted as I'm having withdrawal symptons!!
I also went away to Rome, it was lovely to see a bit of sunshine! The way they drive was a bit scary, & crossing the roads was just go for it and hope for the best.  I came home absolutly shattered, managed to go to work but have not had the energy to do anything in the evenings. Made myself tonight because...........

We have a new challenge starting today over at MAWTT. This week Janice is the hostess and she has chosen us a great theme

So we want to see your creations including kraft paper

We also have a super prize for you this week from Saturated Canary
The DT got to choose an image from the store which I found very difficult as there are some great images

Image Sponsor image - Roses are Red, Violets are Blue
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Emossed paper - Dainty dots from spellbinders
Sentiment - Computer generated
Circular die - Spellbinders
Roses - torn circle die rolled using a quilling tool
Flowers double layer of a punch
Leaves - part of a MB die
Viva pearls - flower centres & dots round image
All flowers & leaves were coloured with copics to match image.

Hop on over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration from the talented team A. Then get out the Kraft & get crafting!!!
Can't wait to see your creations.

The ABC Challenge - K for Kraft
Cupcake challenge - Get your kraft on
Gingerloft Challenge - GL Kraft Paper
Creative Inspirations - Lets get Krafty
Sweet Stamping - Oh so Girly