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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hello girls .. weekend already .. I am a little weary today as we had a little visitor over night.. and hubby and i are pooped... she is my step-daughters little girl, called Lexie, and she is so sweeet!!
 She is 16 months old , and can run a marathon.. she has been walking since ten months and she sure can move . Kept us on our toes.. !!
 So , this will be  a quick post , i just wanted to share a quick whimsy and stars card with you today.. another little cutie!!




  
this sweetie is called Superboy.. he is coloured with my Promarkers...
the papers are Echo Park- for the record.. the sketch was a Deconstructed sketch , but I missed the close date.. doh!!




 he was so fun to work with, he makes me smile..
 I would also like to enter this in..
1. Stamping with the dragon- 3 papers, 3 embellishments, 1 border
2. Stamp man - Stitching
3. digistamps4 Joy- Childrens Day
4. Fabulous Fridays- Circles



 Thats all for today.. I will be back tomorrow , with an interesting post...
Hugs xx

Friday, 29 July 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge-An English Country Garden - Stashbox stamp week

Hi guys... its F_F_F-Friday!! Waahoo !
That means Polkadoodles challenge time .. this week the challenge is set by the lovely Emma - and she wants to see things that reflect "An English Country Garden"- and this is Stashbox stamp week where we get to use a stamp from another company... and i think my little "Bee Tilda " works really well.....


 So my is embarrassingly quick and easy this week... Just grab A Season of Sundaes..click, print and cut.. easy .. I love,love, love this cd!!
So here is my card...






I covered the base with gingham papers and then layered one tree two fences and a summerhouse onto it.. I coloured tilda with my Promarkers and 3-d'd her sitting on the fence.. a little faux stitching with a fine liner and "Bob's your uncle", as they say !!




  
Please go see the rest of the Polkadoodles girlies fab creations, and don't foget to say hello. Give the challenge a try too... you never know you could be a winner !! 
 I would also like to enter this in...
1. Diva's by design- Summer
2. creative craft challenges- lots of layers
3. Everybody-Art_Challenge- Garden
4. Dutch Magnolia Lovers- Summertime
5. Stanps & Fun = Creativity- No Sentiment


Thanks for popping in, will be back tomorrow with another card.. 
 hugs xx

Thursday, 28 July 2011

My Mum's Craft shop challenge- Fab & Funky

Hi guys .. back with another quick post...This time for my Mum's craft shop... the theme there is fab & funky..
 I have just finished a card that just fits the bill..i think..



the image is by Kenny k , called Tommy Leen.. he is $1 in July..!! he is coloured with my Promarker.. my Spectrums are still nowhere to be seen... the papers are from Raspberry road, called Renaissance. The words are computer generated. the skull is a snag 'em from imaginsce I believe, and the wings are a stamp from a TSG collection called Angel Mail.. the ticket is a freebie




 I layered all the embellies and the chain and attached with gel glue...






Hope you like him...
I would also like to enter him in ..
2. totally papercrafts- for the boys
3. Glitter geeks - occupations
4. The paper shelter- Anything goes
5. I love Promarkers- Anything goes 
6. Party time Tuesday- Anything goes


 that will do for now.. off out to enjoy that sun.. 
 Hugs xxx

willow sketchie challenge - 28th July

Hi Guys.. 
 How are you all...?
 The weeks sure do whizz round, and when I realised what day it was.. I smile .. Willow Sketchie Day .. I mean Thursday !!
 So , onto the sketch ...
 this week its the turn of Shell.. here is her sketch..


..and this is my card.






the digi and paper I have used is called "Precious", and you can buy her @ the Willow Store.







the square of dotty paper is magnolia , and the gingham is a tiny scrap.. I have coloured her with my Promarkers, but my new Spectrum Noirs should be landing anyday...
I shall report back on these...
So , please pop over to the challenge blog and take a peep at the dt girlies yummy creations.... and while you are there give the challenge a go.. why not?


I would also like to enter this in..
1. Stamps R Us- Happy birthday
2. Cupcake inspirations- Photo inspiration
3. Cardmadfairy's Digi Challenge- oh so girly
4. Little Darlings Challenges- Girly


 Thanks for popping by, please call again tomorrow when i will share my Polkadoodles Dt card..
 Hugs xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Papertake weekly Challenge- Sketch..

Morning you lovely lot.... 
early post.,. up with the lark me ..LOL!
i just wanted to share my card...
 this week there is a sketch at Papertake...by the lovely Dawny P...




quite a nice and easy one , don't you agree ...?
so this is my card...






 used up some old dove craft papers, as i have been having a sort out...and founds loads of stuff i had forgotten..
 the image is from Pollycraft.. Xmas Maurice i think he is called.. Coloured with my Promarkers.. the spectrums have not arrived yet...Humph!!








 the sentiment is from lili of the valley..  have tweeked the sketch slightly , hope its ok..?
I would also like to enter it in...
2. Pollycraft Monday challenge- Christmas in July
3. Craft your passion- Christmas in July 
4. Going grey with scrap creations- Favourite holiday

Thanks for joining me today.. off to the gym when I can motivate myself ..lol! x


P.s I have candy!!! see top post ...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hi guys, Better late than never..
 I have always tried to get my sweet Whimsy and Stars dt card posted over the weekend, but a lazy weekend intervened..lol!
Still.. I stumbled across the Deconstructed sketches blog this week and  I really loved the sketch...










The image is the super cute Ballerina Teddy.. isn't she adorable..?
The papers are from Prima.. called"Fairy".. She is coloured in with Promarkers, and the Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley...






I have cut into the papers and slid the second layer into it., I have distressed all the edges with distress ink , and I have stitched around my main image..


Hope you like her...
 I would also like to enter this in..
2. Passion for Promarkers  - animal antics
3. Forever Friends - Pastel colours 
4. Hooked on crafts- Cute and cuddly
5. Paper sundaes - Beachy or Summer
6. Fairy knoll Challenges- Colours of the Rainbow..

Well best get on with my sort out..birthday candy..oh and I  will have a few items for sale on my blog soon .. i really need to work out how to add a tab , but coffee first I think.. Mmmm.
 Hugs xx

Tabs fab blog candy

Hi guys.. maybe some of you were wondering where I'd got to..?
 well... I had a birthday at the weekend... so I took a little time out.. 
But, today I am back to crafting with a vengeance...lol!
 so to start the ball rolling i wanted to give you a heads up on the lovely Tab's  yummy candy !!!
Pop over and add your name.. Become a follower .. I have been one ..like forever..!! and spread the word...


Isn't it just lush...
 That inspires me to have a little birthday candy of my own .. so I am off for a ferret around.. to see what I've got.. i have a free week , so once i have caught up with my Dt commitments then I will be having a sort out. I will be posting some stuff on here for sale.. some of it used , but looked after.. and I will post it out to you at cost .. Let me know if you see anything you fancy ..
 Hugs  xxx

Friday, 22 July 2011

Polkadoodles challenge - Christmas in July !!!

Hi guys..
 Happy Friday..
its a special weekend for me.. as i become a year older..lol !
..planning to do absolutely nothing...watch this space..lol !


anyway on to more important matters.. today's Polkadoodles Challenge... 
This week the challenge is set by the lovely Colette.. she wants us to make a start on our Christmas cards....




I have used the new Magical winter cd to create my card today.. there are so many fantastic things on these cd's , its loaded.. I can see me reaching for this to complete all my Christmas projects this year..












i used mostly the lilac shades of papers , with a touch of teal for contrast..
...creating an interesting layered style.. I finished with a Xmas tree , and added a ribbon , charm and loads of glitter...
 Love it..!
Please pop over and check out the lovely DT ladies' creations , and leave a little love...


I would also like to enter this in...
1. Creative craft Challenges- 3D..Lots of big layers
2. Tuesday Throwdown - Something metallic (charm)
3. Crazy Challenge- Christmas in july
4. Paper creations Ink- Christmas In July 
5. The Crafty Pad. _ Christmas in July 

Thanks for joining me.. dont forget to give this weeks challenge a go.. it may just get you bump started into making some Christmas cards.. 
Because if you are anything like me..lol!
I am handing them out just before Xmas , with the glue still wet !!!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

willow sketchie challenge - 21st July

Hi Guys .. 
Thursdays.. mean two fabby things.. 
nearly the weekend AND time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge!!


This week the sketch is mine....


 yes.. its a little sad looking , but i tried drawing the last sketch on word.. and then it wouldnt upload.. If anyone can give me a few surefire pointers I would be grateful...
Here's my card...






The image is Colin in the garden , coloured with my trusty Promarkers.....the papers are "The journal" by Raspberry Road.. I LOVE these !!!!!!




Please pop over and see the rest of the DT's work , and say hello to our newest dt members...


I would also like to enter this in..
1. Die Cut dreams - 4 legged animals
2. HappileighScrappin- Make your own embellishment
3. Paper Playtime - Summer
4. Squigglefly- Hang Ten ( claws)
5. I did it creations- Animals.
..
... thanks for joining me today.. I will be back tomorrow with my Polkadoodles dt card...

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Simon says stamp Challenge- Use newspaper

Hi Guys.. A quick card today..
 I am awaiting a very special parcel today.. lots of excitement ahead.. I will share with you as soon as I can..


 But today Simon Says Stamp Challenge wants us to use newspaper..



 this was a card made for a work colleague for her daughters Graduation.. the image is from Bug-a-boo. The papers are Magnolia..I have these for ages....






 she is coloured with my trusty Promarkers.. the circle date stamp is from Cats Life Press..


i would also like to enter this in..
2. Make it Monday - Anything goes
3. Incy Wincy Designs- Black , white and 1 other
4.Stamps + Fun = Creativity- Digi  
5. Clear it out- Anything goes 

thanks for stopping by.. off to get a couple of projects finished..i do hope my parcel comes soon...
 Hugs xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge - Anything goes

Hello everyone..well I survived another mind numbing Monday.. and normally i am too tired to craft, blog or complete a sentence.. but this is just a quick post to share my card for the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge.. 
where they are celebrating their 1st anniversary and............................. - Anything goes !!!


My card is a request from a friend of mine to give to her grandson... who has just been bought a new drum set as an early birthday present...



the image is Buggin Drummer, coloured with Promarkers.. the papers are Dcwv La creme.. a few silver stara and freebie tickets to embellish..
.. I would also like to enter in..
2. Cupcake crafts - stars
3. KB Challenge- Use a digi
4. Birthday Sundaes- Anything goes
5. Pink gem Challenge- for the boys
6. totally Gorjuss- About the boys
7. Heidi's Hobbystuggu- For men
8. Paper crafting journey- For him


thanks for stopping by.. Back tomorrow.. hugs xx

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sugar Nellies Facebook Challenge- anything goes

Hi guys.. a very lazy Sunday here... mixed bag of weather... but plenty of crafty stuff to keep me busy... 
I wanted to share my sugar Nellies Group challenge card today... i love this gorjuss girl...







she is called bumble bee and you can get her from funkykits...








she is coloured with Promarkers.. the papers are MME Stella & Rose- Gertie. i used my MFT Die-namics die to create the flowers.. You can get a selection of the fab dies from dies to die for..


Hope you like her, she was a dream to colour..
I would also like to enter..
2. Little Claires challenge- things with wings..
3. Marks finest papers- Bright &cheery w/ pink, yellow & green
4. Bling it on - anything goes 
5. Digi Doodles Shop Challenge- Make your own flowers
6. Paper play- things with wing
7. Rainbow Lady's Challenge- Stitching
8. Paper Shelter Challenge- Birds/wings

Thanks for joining me today.. got a rumbly tum, so it must be lunch time..lol ! 
Back soon , this time with some male cards..
 Hugs xx

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card - CDAC Challenge

Hi guys.. Happy weekend!!
Our lovely Mabelle from Whimsy & Stars has sponsored a free image in CDAC, a lovely sunflower image , and there  is a sketch to follow too... 




If you are a member of CDAC , then pop over and see for yourself...
http://priscillastyles.ning.com/profiles/blogs/other-theme-challenge-7
  any how.. here is my card....






 the papers are Raspberry road -"the journal " for the dotty paper, and First Edition  for the swirly paper..coloured with Promarkers. Alittle stitching and ribbon from stash...






the sentiment is Humphrey's corner..hope you like it...


I would also like to enter this in..
2. Cupcake Craftroom Challenge- polkadots
3. Sirstampalot July Challenge- anything goes
4. Crafty Sentiments- Stitching
5. Stamp Insanity - summer colours



.. thanks for popping by...
 hugs xx

Friday, 15 July 2011

Polkadoodles challenge - Long hot summer !

Hello guys.. Fridays here again, and that means a Polkadoodles challenge..!!
This week is different tho because its my challenge. i have chosen the theme "long hot summer!"..lol! 
Well a girl can dream... I am a summer baby , and I would love summer all year round.. cannot stand chilly winter weather!
So my project is something a little different.. one of those books that have been appearing all over blog land.. if you need a fab tutorial to have a go yourself , try here... 
















the papers are from "All around and everywhere" cd, and the girl is from "Double Sprinkles of Kraft". It takes a little time , but once you have created the book frame.. then you can embellish to your hearts content, although i have seen them filled with gifts, such as chocolates.. yum !
Please pop over and see what the rest of the polkadoodles dt have created , and say hi!
 i would like to enter this in a couple of challenges too....
1.Crafts and Me - Summertime
2Craft room Challenge- butterflies
3. Partytime tuesdays- blue skies and sunny days
4. The Stamping Boutique Challenge- Summer scene
5. Stamps r us Challenges- Thro' the garden gate
6. Crafty purple frog- Summer fun
Thats me finished for today... I will be back tomorrow with a Whimsy and Stars studio card.. Till then..
 Hugs xx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Teddy Bo challenge- Teddy Bea

Hello all..... a quick post in between my dt postings , just to share my Teddy Bo- Teddy Bea only card for their challenge.. 
I stumbled across the Crafting Life's pieces Challenge Blog , and used their sketch..just tweaked it a little..




I must admit this ballerina Teddy Bea image is a delight to colour with my Promarkers...




The papers are nitwits - Hoppy Hearts
I added loads of stickles and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. i even sneaked in a doily ..lol !oh and the Bakers twine is from WOC too .
So ..i am entering in the Teddy Bo Challenge, and...
2. Crafting for all Seasons- Furry Friends
3. Divas by design- pastels
4. Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes 
5. Going grey with Scrap Creations- recipe ( at least 2 dp & 2embellies)
6. Digital Tuesday- At least 1 Die (Flower die)
7. Simon Says stamp and show- stitching
8. Scrapalicious- bear


Thats it for a quick post... don't forget polkadoodles new challenge tomorrow , and its my turn..
 Till tomorrow , take care 
 Hugs xx

willow sketchie challenge -14th July

Hi guys.. its that special day in the week..
.... and we get to join in the willow sketchie Challenge.. This week the sketch is by the lovely Miria
 and this is my card...






.. the papers i got as a freebie from Papercraft magazine.. the image is the lovely Winnie , coloured with Promarkers. The pearls and sentiment from stash.
Please pop over and see the rest of the DT'S creations, and say hello to the new DT members..


i would like to enter this in ..
1. Papertake weekly Challenge- Hot, Hot, Hot.
2. My time to Craft - Birdwatcher
3. Passion for Promarkers - gingham
Thanks for stopping by..
 I will be back tomorrow with my Polkadoodles Challenge creation..please tune in..its my challenge this week ...eeek!
Hugs xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Pink Ink Sketch challenge #1

Hi everyone...Mid -week.. I love it!
there is a new Challenge in town from the lovely Tickled Pink stables.. called "Pink Ink  Sketch Challenges!"
There is a fabby sketch to follow.. which I find a dream come true , cos some times I can sit for ages getting the layout right.. some one has done the thinking for you !!
Its a fortnightly challenge..which is great because sometimes life just gets busy , right?


this is the sketch..


 and this is my card...





here I have used the First Edition papers - Summer breeze....some are so glittery..lush!..., lace from stash, flowers from wild Orchid crafts..The sentiment is Lili of the Valley. She is coloured with Promarkers... i just love her... 
She is actually a stamp i won as a prize from La-La Land stamps for entering their customer galley..with my card on the header..
I normally don't win a sausage in a sausage factory .. but every now and then its always a delight to know you've won something...!


 there are a couple of challenges that i would like to enter...
2. A spoon full of sugar- Pink and Brown
3. Shopping our Stash-   Use something you have been hoarding or    newest product (My new Marci Stamp )
4. Craft your Passion - Just for you
5. Stamps and fun = Creativity- Lace 
6. Lollipop Crafts July Challenge- Anything goes 
7. cute card Thursday- Lace
and of course.. the La-La Land Customer Gallery....
Thanks for letting me share with you today... tomorrow is Willow Sketchie Challenge.. have you entered ???
 Hugs xx

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge- Sketch

Hi guys... Hands up who's got that Monday feeling..??
 Well , my followers have disappeared, and still not returned.. doncha love Blogger !!??
Just a quick post today.. I wanted to share my Sugar bowl card for the sketch challenge. this week its Erika's sketch.. with the option of making your own flowers.. and I wish I had read that bit before adding my flowers..lol ! 




...The papers are First Edition   , the image is a  favourite of mine..a gorjuss girl from Funkykits..coloured with Promarkers. Flowers from stash , with pearls for accent, and a few swirls. :-)






I would also like to enter this in ..
1.Scrappy Frogs- summer flowers
2. Fairy fun Fridays- Swirls and pearls
3. Art Impressions stamps- Something from stash (flowers)
4. Crafts and me - Favourite
5.Oldie but Goodie Challenge- An old but much loved stamp  


 well thats all for now.. must get a few chores done.. and get something to eat..
 Hugs xx                             

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Allsorts Challenge - Free and easy

Hi guys.. in my rush to change my header...what a faff that was.. i forgot that I hadnt actually posted this card .. and I don't like to miss a challenge or two...


I used Dress up Marci from La-La land stamps...I love colouring her.. and a simple layout, using the fairy papers from Prima








She is coloured with Promarkers /Copics, and her pearls are embellished with liquid pearls...






So , I would like to enter this in..
1. Allsorts Challenge- Free and easy 
2. Fabulous Friday- Ribbon & pearls
3.. I Love Promarkers- clean and simple
4. Stamps r Us- there was a little girl
5. One stitch at a time - anything goes 
6. Catch the bug - Clean and simple
Thanks for stopping by.. please say hi..then I can come visit you.
 hugs xx

Sugar Nellies Facebook Challenge- Christmas

Hello everyone..how is your weekend going so far...  ?
I think there are further issues on blogger.. I cannot see my followers ?!?
posting is really slow and I keep getting error 503 messages! 
 Still I wanted to quickly share my card today .I created it for the Sugar Nellie Group Challenge , over on Facebook. The theme is 
" Christmas"...
now I cant normally get my head around Christmas cards till October.. but my Dt work behind the scenes has involved Christmas.. so , it kinda softened the blow...





So, using dome old Dovecraft ( I think), papers .. this is my card.. 
 the image is from Funkykits ...Maggie the Christmas fairy...she is currently half price.. I think she could easily double as an all year round fairy... 




She is coloured with Promarkers/ copics , and i have have added glitter and stardust pen from Sakura.

i would also like to enter this in..
1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas- Spots or dots 
2. Word Play weekend challenge. - Christmas
 3. Stamping with the dragon - Christmas
4. Craft us Crazy - Christmas in July
5. Moving along with the times. - Christmas in July
6. The house that stamps built- Christmas in July..

Thats it for now .. off to organise myself .. ironing , cooking.. yawn !
 Thanks for stopping by ..will be back tomorrow with my next card .

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card



 Hi guys... the weekend is with us again...
 Hopefully we will get some sunshine..


Well i am pleased because I get chance to share another whimsy and stars Studio image..




I found these fab boy papers from Raspberry Road called 
"The journal" they just hit the spot for me..just love the shades.. and I took advantage of the 4th of July sale and got some more for half price .. but even now this one is only $1!!??


The image is from the new summertime collection...






 this one is called Baby's teddy.. isn't he sooo cute..?


Pop over and have a browse at our lovely Mabelle,s awesome digi's...
be prepared to fall in love...
I would like to enter in the following..
 1. Southern Girls Challenge. -Childhood Memories
2. A spoon full of Sugar - Sewing 
3. Partytime Tuesdays _ Square cards.
4. Play Date Cafe- photo inspiration
5. Paper Sundaes - Stitching
 Well , of to get some of my chores caught up, so thanks for stopping by...
please leave a comment and then I can come visit you ..
 Hugs x

Friday, 8 July 2011

Polkadoodles challnge - Letraset Creations

Hi Guys.. Yippee..its Friday !!!
 We have some wonder creations for you this week , using the fabulous Safmat and letratac, from out sponsors Letraset !
The challenge has been set by our own lovely Nikky ..using these items to create a sentiment and embellishment of some sort with the Safmat... I gotta tell ya , I was thrilled to get my hands on this.. the uses are endless.. please take a peek at the rest of the delightful DT creations....
so what did i do....?




Using a cheap photo frame.. I painted it with a base coat of pink, with a top coat of crackle effect paint..
 I created a verse on the Safmat , and layer this over a background of "Double sprinkles of Kraft" paper..
Using the flowers from this cd too .. i added the flower bud detail in Safmat.., I added a birdhouse image to give dimension.. then with my yummy flower stash I went to town on the embellishing...with plenty of stickles for extra bling !! 
















Using the Safmat you can transform everyday items into a fab gift ! 
I hope you will agree this is a fab transformation...
 please pop over and check out the polkadoodles blog to see more fabulous projects...


Would also like to enter this in...
1. Bearly Mine Challenge- Anything goes 
2. try it on Tuesday- Flower Power 
3. Craft your passion- anything goes 
4. Sentimental Sundays challenge- anything goes 
5. Bling it on challenges- Anything goes 
6.Little Miss Muffet Challenges- anything but a card
7. Carisma Cardz Challenges- All about the flowers
8. Stamp insanity- Anything goes
9. Creative Craft Challenges- Pretty Blossoms
Thanks for stopping by.. I will be back tomorrow with my Whimsy and stars Dt creation..
Till then , take care..
 Hugs x