Sunday, 30 June 2013

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Sunday Sketch & Stamp #163 DT card

Good Morning,
 The sun is shining again today here in Northampton,
doesn't a bit of sun make you feel so much brighter!

I can't believe how quick the week's go by, it's Sunday again which means a new challenge over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp
This week's sketch has been designed by the lovely Kim
and here it is
How great is that!
Here's my card:
Image - DigiStamp Boutique 'Henry & Zoe get Wed'
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - Pampered Pets
Border & label die - Spellbinders
Corner die - MB
Finishing touches - ribbon, pearls & glamour dust
Hop on over to the challenge blog for more super inspiration
Have a great Sunday everyone.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Happy 40th

Good Evening All,
Hope you are all well.
It's been raining all day here, the good thing about that, there's no need to water the garden.
I would like to share a card with you that was an order. The customer chose the Sassy Studio  image 'Martini Pin Up' which I've had for a while but never used. I've always worried about grounding the image, didn't want it to look as though she was floating mid air. Well it was time to challenge myself. 
I coloured the image in with copics & chalks, I glittered the dress and added glossy accents to the glass, I used a spellbinder die to cut out the image using the out of the box technique to cut out the leg. This was mounted onto a black faux nestie mat with a ribbon positioned to give her something to sit on, wrapping it round the back of the background paper. A spellbinder die was used to cut out a borer that was tucked under the ribbon and the same die was used to cut small pieces that was added to the top of the card.
The sentiment was computer generated and cut out with a spellbinder circle die and mounted onto a SB scalloped circle mat. The flowers were cut out with a mixture of joy craft dies and a punch, these were layered up and a mixture of card candi and viva pearls were added to the centres.
Have a great weekend everyone!
I would like to enter:
Crafty Creations - Fashion is my passion
Crafty Sentiments - Girl Power
Crafty Catz - Say it with flowers
No Matter Which Challenge - Bingo (Glitter, Flowers, Die cuts)

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Thinking of You

Good Morning everyone,
It's bright & sunny here today!
It's amazing how a bit of sunshine can make you feel so much better, isn't it?
I am sharing a card I made to put in my stock box. I am always being asked for Sympathy cards which I find really difficult to do, that's why I need to fill up.
Any way I chose the sentiment 'Thinking of You' as I just think this is so much nicer & can also be used for other occasions such as someone with an ill relation or someone recovering from an illness.

Image - Bugaboo 'Tulipcan'
colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Pampered Pets & 'Dainty Dots' embossed
Sentiment - Computer generated
Enjoy your day!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #46

Hello again! 
I'm here again with my second post of the day.
This time it's with my DT card for Friday Sketch Challenge
Please scroll down for my Totally Papercrafts DT card
This week we have a sketch for you designed by the lovely Jacqueline
Here's my card

Image - 'Patchwork Patti' by Sheri Baldy
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - Raspberry Road & Shabby Princess which have been distressed with a blade
Sentiment - freebie stamp from a magazine
Pearls - Hobby House
Butterfly - cut on silhouette & glittered with glamour dust
Lace, ribbon & flowers - stash
This week we are sponsored by:
Hop on over to the main challenge blog here for more inspiration
I would like to enter:
Divas by Design - Distressing
Heck of a challenge - Bingo (lace, ribbon & pearls)
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi

Flowers & Bows - TotallyPaperCrafts DT Card

Good Morning to you all,
I'm excited/nervous this morning as it's my first challenge on the DT over @
This week it's team A's turn and Carol has chosen us a great theme .............
'Flowers & Bows'
so we are looking forward to seeing your paper crafted creations that fit the theme.

My card is quite CAS. The image & sentiment has been printed onto white card with black ink & coloured in with markers. This has had ribbon wrapped round before being mounted onto a gold shimmer card. A large bow has been added which I added a button to to bring the colour through.

Image - 'Renunculus Fields'  from Stampendous
Colouring medium - Copics
Sentiment - Polka Doodles
Gold card - Creative Expressions
Ribbon & button - Stash
This weeks fabulous sponsors are

Hop on over to the main Totally Papercrafts site to see what my talented teamies have created.
Have a great day everyone!
I would like to enter:
Crafty Ribbons - Flowers galore
Bearly Mine - Flowers galore
In the Pink - Pink with Flowers

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Happy Driver

Good Evening everyone,
It's been a lovely day here in Northampton, so warm I had to take off my cardi @ work today. Don't do that very often!!!!
I have moved jobs recently, still with the same organisation. I now work part of my hours in the workshop where we do crafty type activities as part of the patients therapy. I'm really enjoying it and am having a great time making things to give as pressies at Christmas. How lucky am I?
Today's card is one I made for my Nephew's Birthday.
I used an image from DigiStamp Boutique 'Henry Driving' which I coloured with copic's & chalks

The papers were a free download from The Shabby Princess .  I have embossed the plainer paper on the panel at the bottom but have left it plain on the sign post. On the top card I stamped the sentiment on using a papermania stamp. The sentiment on the bottom card was computer generated.
I have changed the text in the number plate to make it fit for purpose.

The star on the sign post was cut from the paper in photoshop and was cut out with a circle die. The tickets were printed from the same download as the papers.
Enjoy the rest of your evening
I would like to enter:
Dream valley - Fathers Day/Male theme
Here comes the Boys - Lets go dotty  
A Gem of a Challenge - Fathers day/Male
Perfect Sentiment - Fathers Day/Special Man
DigiStamp Boutique - Monthly Challenge

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #161

Good Morning everyone,
Hope you are all well & if not here's to a speedy recovery!
Hope you are all having a good weekend & some lovely weather too!
The sun is out here in Northampton, lets hope it stays.
There's a new challenge starting today over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp
Sam has made us a super sketch to play with
I decided to use the sketch to make a new baby card to replace a few I've recently sold.
I tend to do more blue baby cards so am running low on pink one's .............
Here's my card:
Image - Di's Digi Downloads  Little Mouses Slumber isn't it just so sweet!
Colouring medium - Copics & glamour dust
Papers - printed from Do crafts CD Forever Friends celebrations
Embossing folder - Spellbinders A4 Dainty Dots
Sentiment - Crafters Companion
It would be good to see you all taking part in the challenge this week!
To see what the other DT members have created and to add your entry hop on over to the challenge blog here
I would like to enter:
Delicious Doodles - All creatures great & small
Crafty Catz - Lets go pink 


Thursday, 13 June 2013

Make a Wish

Good Morning to you all.
I am pleased to say that after nearly 3 months of having a broken laptop screen it is finally mended.
I have been putting it off as I was worried that I would purchase the wrong screen. However this week I contacted a seller on Ebay who was so helpful, he advised me which one to buy after I sent him the make and model of my laptop and the number from the existing screen.
I ordered it late on Monday, it arrived Wednesday and 10 mins later I had a fully working laptop thanks to my Son, it was so easy to fit apparently.
No more linking to a screen and sitting at a skew.
No more printing without seeing what I'm printing
And....I can now link up to my silhouette
and I can get on with blogging!!!!!!!!!!!
Enough waffle......
Here's a card I would like to share, only cause I can:
Image - Bugaboo Brat Ballerina
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - Shabby Princess free download
Sentiment - Computer generated
Border & circle dies - Spellbinders
Heart dies - MB
Ribbon& button - stash
I'm off to the theatre tonight to see The Jersey Nights, a treat for my Mum & Sister, & me of course.
Enjoy your day!
Challenges I would like to enter:
No Matter Which - Bingo - die cuts, button, bows
Cutie Pie Challenge - One for the kids
Cute card Thursday - Once upon a time
Crafty ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Alphabet Challenge - I for image

Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #45

Good Morning crafters,
Nearly the weekend again, where do the weeks go?
I'm at a craft sale tomorrow  at the village church so been busy labelling and packing cards! Why don't I do it as I make them it would be so much easier!!!
Today there is a new challenge starting over @ Friday Sketch Challenge , Mariska has created a super sketch for us which got me thinking but I'm quite pleased with the outcome.
Here's the sketch:
We are sponsored this week by 2 Cute ink
I have used their digi image 'Catterpillar Hugs' which I coloured with copics.
The papers are Shabby princess which was a free download.
A plain green paper was matted onto black card & the image was applied to this.
The patterned green paper was again matted onto black card and an aperture was cut out using a spellbinder die. This was then placed over the image using foam pads.
The arrow shaped embellies were cut out by hand and a papermania sentiment was stamped onto one of these. They were added to the card with a mixture of glue and foam pads.
Hop on over to the main challenge blog to see creations from the talented DT
Have a great weekend everyone! 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Some exciting News

Good Evening,
I have popped by to share with you my exciting news.
I have only been offered a place on the DT over @ Totally  Papercrafts, now let me see......................should I or.......................... shouldn't  I............................
Of course I should, they are a super bunch of crafters and I am so privileged to have been given the opportunity to work alongside them
Thank You Ladies, can't wait to get started

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #159

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you are all having a great weekend!
I went shopping with my Sister yesterday to buy plants for my hanging baskets. Thought I might be tempting fate but guess what! It's another sunny day here in Northampton so in the garden I must go to plant them up. Oh and we got the grow bags for the tommie's so must do that too.
Over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp see's the start of a new challenge today which Mari has designed us a super sketch to play with

Here's what I came up with:

I am aware that I don't do enough florally cards & as soon as I make one it sells. So when out shopping for crafty bits for work the other evening and I saw a Papermania 'Just to Say' stamp set for sale for just £1 which I couldn't resist, the set come with the image & sentiment stamp above a  rose tree stamp that I have stamped and will share with you later in the week.

The papers are digi ones from Nitwits 'breath fresh air too' and have been matted onto black card.
The butterflies were cut on the silhouette and glittered with glamour dust.
Hop on over the challenge blog to see more super inspiration from my teamies.
Don't forget, use the sketch and there must be a stamped image or sentiment on your creation.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
I would like to enter:

Lets craft & create - Things with wings