Monday, 31 May 2010

Happy 40th!

Hi and a Happy Bank Holiday to you!

It's a Friend's 40th Birthday very soon lol! I have made this card and thought I might take the theme of a few challenges too!

The papers are from LLB collection. I have painted the chipboard heart with eggplant paint. I have then used a butterfly stencil and sprayed over with misters.

I have used a really cute Tilda stamp which is new (for my birthday). I have used lots of flowers which I brought on Friday. I have attached the two sides of the heart with some ribbons.

The Message reads "It's your day......" and when opened to the hidden message to read "Happy Birthday".

The Colours I have used are what I consider hot and spicy and therefore the hot reminds me of the Summer along with the flowers.

The backing papers are stamped at the edge with the faux stitches, which is a Tim Holtz stamp.

Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes

Magnolia Downunder - Flowers

Just Magnolia - Hot and Spicy

Aud's Sentiment Challenge - It's Your Day .......

Creative Inspirations challenge blog - Sewing/faux stitching

Cupcake Crafts - Summer delights

Shabby Tearoom - Dear to my Heart

Polly Craft - Hidden Message

Sketch and Stash - Sketch

Sunday Stamper - Wings

Hope you like the card xx

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Me and my Dog xx

OK, this is my last post of the day lol!.............. Well I have lots of lovely images to play with :-).

This image is by Di's Digis, coloured with Promarkers. Now I could only use card stock no papers so this was a challenge lol!

The punch is a Martha Stewart one. Ribbon from stash. Lovely flowers from stash, do you like the rose?

The anniversary part is the day the little girl got her dog! Well it works for me lol!

The card stock is DCWV.

Lots of lovely gems added to finish.

sketch Saturday - Sketch

Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes

The Character Cafe - Rhinestones, Ribbon and Red (Edit - I won 1st place!)

Cute card Thursday - No Design papers

Darling Cardmakers - Anniversary

Hope you like it xx

Happy Birthday Dad!

Yes here again! My Dad's birthday is coming up so this was I perfect card for him. The image is from Di's digis. Papers are K & Co. I just love the wooden heart and wooden sentiment! The sketch was great to work with! Used some chipboard swirls to finish off. Image coloured with promarkers.

Here are the challenges:-

S2G - Masculine

Craft - Blue & Green

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes

KLSNS - Sketch and flowers (Edit - Top3!)

Hope you all like it! xx


Hi again!

I'm here with more challenges :-) xx

Well I got inky with this card lol! Lots of the challenges were connected with Vintage, tearing and distress. I have used K & Co papers and torn them and used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo on the edges. I then got a baby wipe and wiped over everything to blend in a bit more.

I painted 3 apple shaped chipboard pieces and popped on a sentiment which reads "You're the Apple of my Eye".

The image is by the wonderful Karen Johnson called Tea with Grandma, this fell in nicely with the challenge for Polka dot tea party!

The ribbon for the bow along the bottom in green is from DCWV. I then popped on some fabby flowers and made the centers using buttons.

Although the image is not stamped, the Happy Birthday is along with the swirls around the edge of the card.

Here are the challenges:-

ABC Challenge - Vintage

Stamping sisters in Christ challenges - Distress/Vintage

Creative Inspirations - Distress

I Love Promarkers - Sketch (Edit - Top 3!)

Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes

Creative Card Crew - Pink & Green

Shabby Tea Room - Polka dot tea party

Karen's Doodles - Buttons & Bows

Penny's challenge - Fruit and/or Veg

Little red wagon - Birthday

Ink on my finger's Sunday Stamper - Rip it up

Hope you all like the card xxx Thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Sisters and best friends

Now I think you may know how I love challenges lol!! Here's a card I have entered in to a few ;-) xx

The beautiful image is by Di's Digis. The two papers are by K & Co. I have used a beautiful ceramic heart shaped button and a wooden heart both brought from a local shop. I stamped the Happy Birthday on to the wooden heart. The stunning leaf ribbon is from the LLB collection. The amazing butterfly was a present for my birthday. I have used a Martha Stewart punch to make the circles. The little ladybird was from my stash I have had for ages.

Thank you to the following challenges:-

Polly Craft Challenge Blog - Buttons & Butterflies

Digi Doodles Shops Best Challenge - Anything Goes

Daisy Doodles Creative challenges - Anything Goes

Crafty Calender Challenges - The Great Outdoors and Insect

City Crafter - 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 flowers

My time to craft - Vivid Greetings Card

Easy craft project - Buttons

Aly's Sunday challenge - Bows & Ribbon

Little Red Wagon - Birthday

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes

Crazy challenge - It's a girl thing

Digital Tuesday - Cute People

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch

Charisma Cardz - Going around in circles

I hope all the challenge blogs like my card, it was a pleasure taking part. xx

As always, I would love your comments. If you like my work I would be honored if you would follow my blog.

Take care and have a great evening xxxx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Something different

I thought I would try something different. I had the Peter Rabbit CD's for my birthday. It's the first time I have tried them and thought I might make a Box frame card. I really was impressed! I have made a New Baby Girl card. It was perfect for the following challenges. I must say thank you to Pile it On for introducing me to so many great challenge blogs xx

Charisma Cardz - 3D
Pile it on - Out of the box
Crazy Challenge - Something New
Sew Many Challenges - Anything goes

Hope you like it. xx

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Hello Sailor

Hi all xx

Well I'm back again with 8 more challenges! I have tried some new ones too, don't you just love all these fab challenges on the net keeping us busy.xx

I have kept my card simple this time, it's for my Nephew and he lives in Portugal by the sea.

The image is from Karen Johnson and I love it! The fact that it is a boys cards covers the challenges set by Karen's doodles and Darling card makers.

The colours are some of my favourite which is the part set by S2G. For KLSNS it was torn up, so if you look and the sea through the window and have used torn plain paper.

Two challenges had recipes Penny's challenge was 1 ribbon, 2 pattern papers and 3 embellishments and Character cafe was Ribbon, Tag and 2 buttons.

The sketch was from the fabby Sketch Saturday and Little Red Wagon wanted us to Add a Window.

The sentiment have been done using wax and reads "Love and Kisses 4 U"

Well I think I have covered everything!!

Karen's Doodles - Masculine (Edit - 1st place!)

Darling Card Makers - Boyzone

Character Cafe - Ribbon or bow, Tag and 2 buttons (Edit - Won 1st Place! I just wanted to share their kind words on their post to they said - "Congratulation goes to #1 ~ Tina. Tina wins 2 latest release images "Suzie" & "The mums". We will be sending that to you real soon along with a 20% off coupon to use at The Cafe Store and a Winner's Blog Badge. Here is Tina's winning card. Tina has amazing talent, check out her colouring!!")

Little Red Wagon - Put a Window in

Penny's challenge blog - 1 Ribbon, 2 Pattern papers, 4 Embellishments

KLSNS - Torn up

Sketch Saturday - Sketch

S2G Challenge - Favourite colours

Hope you all like my card xxx

Thanks for looking xxx

Friday, 21 May 2010

Six of the best!

Here's a card I made for 6 more challenges.

They are:-

Cute card Thursday - Sketch

Passion for Promarkers - Fantasy/Mythology

I Love Promarkers - Make your own flowers (Edit - 1st Place!)

Digital Tuesday - Vellum (Edit - 1st place!)

Tuesday morning sketches - Favourite colour combo and glitter (Edit - Top 5!)

CRAFT - Celebrate/birthday

What great challenges! The lovely sketch by Cute card Thursday! I have used Promarkers to colour my image which is by Karen Johnson. The flowers are made out of vellum which covers the challenge by I love Promarkers and Digital Tuesday. The petals are from the Dawn Bibby Collection and I have made the flowers using the "grunge paper flowers" technique. There is also more vellum in the layering.

The image and charm is for Passion for Promarkers challenge. Sketch Tuesday had a theme this week which was favourite colour combo and glitter, well I LOVE green and lilac together and I have put glitter on the fairies wings. Lastly CRAFT challenge blog celebrate their birthday this week so that was their theme. Happy birthday CRAFT!!

Hope you like my card xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

Best Friends

I just loved this image by Karen Johnson! I have a dog and she is my special little friend xx The image fit very well with some challenges.

They are :-

CREAFT Challenge - Sketch

Creative Inspirations - Punches or die cuts

Darling Card Makers - A Bunting we will go!

Cupcake crafts - Blooming Charming

KLSNS - Let's show our Animals some Love

Shabby Tearoom - Stars and stripes

Pile it on - Photo Inspiration

Well I had lots of fun with my card! I have used K & Co Papers, promarkers to colour my image and some Liquid pearls for the dots on the chipboard. The chipboard is from Maya Road.

I have used a punch, the Creative Inspirations element to punch the "V" edge in the center of the card. The punch has little stars in it and there is a star as one of my charms. The papers are the "stripes" element of the challenge for Shabby Tea Room.

Well for the Blooming charming elements for Cup cake craft, I have gone to town with the flowers and popped on 3 charms.

The charms sit on my Bunting which was the Darling Cardmakers element.

The colours relate to the Pile it On photo inspiration element.

And the image was for the KLSNS element, showing animals love.

Thank you to CRAFT for the beautiful sketch I had a lot of fun with it.

Hope you like it and please leave me a comment as I love to read them.

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Challenge addict!

Challenge addict............ yes that's what I am. lol! Here's a card I have made for 6 different challenges.

Cupcake craft challenge - Buttons

Cute card Thursday - Someone Special

I Love Promarkers - Sketch

Passion for Promarkers - Strawberries and Cream

Just Magnolia - One for the Girls

Magnolia Downunder - Paper Tole

I have used Promarkers and a Tilda stamp of course lol x

For the strawberries and cream I have gone with the colours because I did not have any strawberries.

Hope you like the card xx

Lucky 7!

A quick post today. This is the card I have entered in to 7 challenges!!

Karen's Doodles - Sketch and of course the stunning image is by Karen Johnson x

Pile it on - Cute and Cuddly

Sophisti-Cats - Blue, Brown and Cream

Digital Tuesday - Make me laugh

ABC Challenge - U is for unused stash

K L Stamping Scrapping - challenge 29 3 Embellishments, 2 papers, 1 ribbon

The Shabby Tea Room - Chipboard challenge

Well I really did pile it on lol!

I have used DCWV rock star papers. Ribbon from forgotten stash, chipboard flower bases and sentiment. Pro-markers to colour. xx

Hope you all like it, thanks for looking and please leave me a comment. xx

If you like my blog I would be honored if you became a follower. xx

Saturday, 8 May 2010

I know I know.......

.... I promise I will start the album soon lol! I just had to do something with this amazingly cute image by Karen Johnson ..

It was perfect for the following challenges:-

I Love Pro-markers - Wings

Passion for Pro-markers - Thank you

Sketch Saturday - Beautiful sketch

The image is coloured with of course Pro-Markers!! Don't you just love them xx

I have used amazing embossed K & Co papers, the feel of the papers are just fab!

The flowers I have put together myself made up of different flower bits.

The stunning butterfly was a present from a lovely friend for my birthday.

I have added some glitz to the wings of the image xx

Hope you Like it, please leave me a comment they make my day xx

I really should be .........................

............ working on my father in laws scrapbook album! It's his 65th birthday on Wednesday and I'm only half way through! Well at least I've made his card lol! I have also managed to combine it with some challenges :-) xx

First Up CRAFT challenge - Cake wedding or Birthday

Then over on Digital Tuesday - A Toast to you!

And the beautiful sketch comes from Tuesday Morning Sketches

The beautiful image is you've guested it Karen Johnson ! Such amazing images I can't stop using them!

The papers are K & Co and ribbons are LLB collection. I have used wire and shaped it for the "65".

I have used promarkers to colour. A simple card but it's for a man and I was pushing it a bit with the colours but oh well! lol!

Have a great day. xx

Friday, 7 May 2010

Love Notes

I finished making this box a couple of days ago. The top I did 2 or 3 weeks ago and I just got around to finishing the bottom, when I popped over to Gingersnaps and found that their challenge was "Read". I thought that this might fit the theme well as I made the box as a place to keep Love Notes. Does my husband send me love notes.......... does he hell! lol! but a girl can dream :-)

I started off with a chipboard like box. I used a mould for the metal work and then put some black acrylic paint over the metal and wiped off the excess. I went around the edges of the metal with a little wheel thingy tool and then cut the metal in half so I could cover two corners.

I used Terra on the center of the lid and stamped in to it. I then painted over the terra once dry and used some bronze metal paint and glimmer mists.

I then added some embellishments to match the stamp and love theme.

The bottom of the box is covered with bronze paints and then I have used a stencil and sprayed with Misters.

All in all I think it worked quite well. I showed my husband the box and said it would be nice to have something to put in to it. He said "I really like the box" and carried on with what he was doing, bless him MEN! .....

I would love your comments............. on the box lol not my husband :-) xx
Thanks for looking xx

Friday ........................

.............. where did the week go!? Well I am hoping to post something for you to see tonight, but at the moment every time I have gone to make a post something happens! It was one of those days yesterday where nothing went to plan even down to my jacket potato exploding in the oven! Ended up with a take away lol!

In case I don't get a chance to post I have something funny to share with you instead.

My Mum and Dad are in their late 60's and they wanted to use their computer to get on to the net etc. They are doing really well and love all the sites where they can research their family trees.

Well, my brother helps them out when there is a problem with their computer and one day he was there working on a problem when he asked my mum "Have you been burning CDs?" To which she replied in a panic "Why? Can you smell something burning........" Bless her! :-) xx

Have a great day everyone and I hope that made you smile xx

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

More challenges!

It's so much fun when the lovely people in Blog world organise challenges. There is always something you want to do! This card has been entered in to the following challenges:-

CRAFT Challenge Blog - Shaped Cards

Darling Cardmakers - Easel Does It!

Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - Congratulations!

What wonderful challenges and I am loving trying to put them all together!

I have used another of the fabulous images by Karen Johnson, it's sooooo cute!

I have used Promarkers to colour. The heart is made from chipboard and I have laced it together with some ribbon. The heart is coloured with TH dabbers shell pink I think. The flowers and pin hearts are from Wild Orchid crafts. The rose is from my local Wilkinsons store. Papers from my stash along with the bling and chipboard "baby" sentiment. I have used a Martha Stewart punch.

I think that's all lol!

Please leave me a comment and I would love you to follow my blog xxx Have a great day xxx

Monday, 3 May 2010


My second post today! There are so many great challenges in blog land I want to do them all! So I decided to group 4 challenges together in this one card. Now that was a challenge in itself lol!

The card was made for the following challenges:-

Passion for Promarkers Make your own flowers

Karens Doodles Animal Magic (Edit - 1st Place!)

Cupcake Crafts 3 Ribbons 3 papers 3 Flowers

By the Cute and Girly Celebrations

Well my card was made with 3 different papers from DCVW Rock Star Paper Stack. The flowers were made with Chipboard buttons, Paper flowers shapes and gems, I then shaded the center of the flowers a bit. The ribbons are from American Crafts.

The sketch was from Passion for promarkers.

The image is Karen Johnson's, I only brought it today along with two others of her images and I am HOOKED! I love them, I have already coloured another image which will appear on here soon.

I hope all the challenge blogs like it xxx Thank you for looking and I hope to see you again soon. xxxx

Rock Star!

Happy bank holiday Monday! The following card was made for 3 challenges!

Sophisticat Card for a Child

Pile it On Boyish Colours

And Tuesday Morning Sketch, now I have made a Woops! the Tuesday morning sketch challenges have to be entered by Sunday evening but I thought I would give the blog a mention as the sketch is from their fab challenge. (sorry I was late)xx

Now on to the card, the paper I have used are DCWV Rock Star and I really LOVE them xx

The image is another one from Some Odd Girl (I love that name!) I have fallen in love with their images. I have coloured with Promarkers. The ribbons are from LLB collection and the charms I picked up from my local 99p shop! Bargain!

I would love you to leave me a comment and if you can follow my blog it would make my day.

Lots of Love xx

Sunday, 2 May 2010


It's Dots! Over on Sundays with Crissy Armstrong. Here is my entry. I have used one of Crissy's digi images. The background papers are K & Co. Anna Griffin Ribbon and beautiful flowers and heart pins from my new stash xx Hope you like it xx Thanks for looking. If you like my work would you be kind enough to follow my blog xx Many thanks xx

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Anything but a card

I have found an amazing blog! Over on Digital Tuesday challenge blog you have to make something using a digi stamp but this week it's not allowed to be a card. I have chosen a digi image from Some Odd Girl! They have some wonderful images.I fell in love with this image she was great to colour. I love using chipboard and I really went to town with this piece! The image is coloured with promarkers and I have used paint dabbers to colour the chipboard. The ribbon is from American crafts. I am really pleased with the results. Hope you like it too. Thanks for looking. xx