Tuesday, 30 March 2010

A Rainy bear card

Here is a card I have made this morning following the sketch over at I love Promarkers . The image is from Bugaboo stamps called side rain from the rainy bears collection which I have coloured in with Promarkers. I have also put glossy accents on the puddle and rain drops to make them look wet, it hasn't completely dried yet. The spotty paper is from a 6 x 6 pad from Crafts Too. The large dots have been punched with a small circle punch and stuck on with round foam pads. The quotation has been done on my computer and then cut out with oval and scalloped oval nesties.
I have finished the card off with Prima flowers with brads in the centre.

I am entering this card into a couple of challenges
I love Promarkers Sketch and dots
ABC Q is for quotation
Sophisicat Raining cats and dogs

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 29 March 2010

My fantastic prize

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I am really pleased today as my fantastic prize has arrived for the challenge I won at The Crafty Pad They are simply stunning and have lots of sparkle on them which has not come out too well in the photo, will have to save these for some extra special projects I think. Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 28 March 2010

An Easter Chick Card

I managed to get some time to make a card today. I have made this easter easel card using the lovely sketch over at Papertake weekly. The image is a digistamp by Karens Doodles which I have coloured in with Promarkers. The stripe and dot paper is from two downloads from Pink Petticoat. I have used my lovely Martha Stewart edge punch to decorate the base of the card. The gems on the base and on the front of the card on both edges are Papermania's mosaic green square gems. The sentiment has been done on my pc and stuck onto card with 3d foam tape and so has the image layer.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges
Karens Doodles USA Fancy Folds
Incy Wincey Easter/spring
Stamp with fun Easter
Digital Tuesday Happy spring
Passion for Promarkers Spring but must include an animal
Papertake Weekly Sketch
Simon says stamp Easter or spring and some glimmer - hope the gems count as they glimmer
Cute card Thursday Dimension
Charisma CardzSpring has sprung
Trimmies C.R.A.F.TEaster
Paperplay Easter
Dareu2digistamp Easter
Sew Many Lets punch it
Crafty Creations Babies
Pollycraft Sparkly things - Gems
Creative Card Crew Going Dotty
One stop Craft Feeling Fruity - used fruity colours which is allowed
Pile it on Animal-Riffic
Stampin for the weekend Easter
Simple Doodles Lots of layers
Rosie Dees Green, yellow and white
Magical Crafts Spring/easter
Lexi's creations Easter
Pixie Cottage Circles - I assume my dots which are yellow circles will count
Colour Create Pastels and easter or spring
Fussy & Fancy Easter
Crafty Ann something for someone special, I have made this card for my 12 year old daughter Freya to go with her easter egg.
Crafty Pad Yellow, orange and green
Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 27 March 2010

A new baby boy

Here is a card I made for Sharon, a lovely lady who buys cards off me occasionally. She has just had a beautiful baby boy last week so I made a card for her and personalised it on the front. The image is a Messy Rabbit stamp by Joanna Sheen which I have coloured in with Promarkers. The gingham ribbon is from my local craft shop. Thanks for looking x
I am entering this card into challenge at Die cut dreams the theme this week is new beginnings and Crafty Creations where the theme is Babies

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

A Spring/Easter card

Here is a spring/easter card I have made. I have followed a sketch at I love Promarkers challenge blog, no backing papers were allowed. The image is from Karens Doodles This was a freebie from lovely Karen. I have coloured it in with Promarkers and then matted and layered the image onto green and then yellow card and put 4 ribbon flowers in the corners. I have then punched a yellow strrip of card with my Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch, stuck some Ric Rac ribbon onto that and then added 2 green Prima sprites flowers and stuck a green brad through the two layers and added to card with Pinflair. The yellow strip and image have been stuck to card with 3d foam tape to give some depth. I will be entering the following challenges with this card.

I love Promarkers Sketch and no backing papers
Karen Doodles UK Easter
Simon says stamp Show us green
Charisma Cardz Something for kiddies
S2G Spring and pastels
Dare to Digi Stamp No Patterned
Crafty Catz Spring
Secret Crafter Spring has sprung
Our creative Corner Think Easter
Allsorts challenge Spring is in the air
Crazy 4 Challenges Spring
Pile it on Furry Friends
Cupcake Craft Food and drink
Incy WIncey Easter/spring
Stamop with fun Easter
Creative Inspirations White yellow and green
Digital Tuesday Happy Spring
Passion for Promarkers Spring

Thanks for looking x
Don't forget you still have a week to enter for my blogaversary blog candy, only 3 entries so far so you have a good chance of winning x

Just over a week left to enter my blog candy

There is just over a week left until I pick a winner of my blog candy, see my post Click here So far only 3 people have entered so you have a good chance of winning it. I will be drawing a winner on 31st March, good luck to all who enter.

Monday, 22 March 2010

I've won another challenge

Yippee I have won another challenge for my Turtle card shown above. The theme was ovals and 2 ribbons over at The crafty pad My prize is some Prima flowers, can't wait to receive them. Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A green and lilac card today

Here is another card, I have followed the sketch over at I love Promarkers blog. The image is a Karens Doodles Image called special delivery. I have coloured the image in with Promarkers. The base card is cream hammered card. I have embossed the green paper on top with a cuttlebug embossing folder which has lovely flowers and leaves on it. I can't remember the name of that folder. The butterflies have been punched with the X-cut punch and I have stuck three gems onto each of those. The 2 different ribbons are from a local craft shop, The lilac flower shaped buttons are from the 99p shop. I have cut the ovals out with my nesties.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges
Karens Doodles UK Anything Goes
I love Promarkers Sketch and embossing
Charisma Cardz Beautiful butterflies
Pixie Dust Studio Buttons and flowers
Dare 2 digistamp No Patterned paper, I assumed this was printed patterned paper and not paper that has been embossed
Raise the bar Go Green
Totally Papercraft Things with wings
Secret Crafter Anything goes
Pile it on Pastel colours
The Crafty Pad At least 1 oval and 2 ribbons
Magical Crafts Things with wings
The pixie cottage Add a little green
Cupcake Craft Going green
Pink Elephant Spring
Cute daisy may Anything goes
Fussy and fancy Green
Bee Crafty Spring
Digital Tuesday Lots of green
Incy Wincy Green
For Fun Green
Tellens Place Green
Flutterby Wednesdays Butterflies
The town scrapper 3 Buttons
Pennys Challenges Going green
Quirky Crafts Buttons
Simple Doodles Show a little green
Thanks for looking x

Friday, 12 March 2010

Get well soon

Another card from me today. This time a get well card.

I have followed the sketch over at Karens Doodles Netherlands challenge blog. The digi image is one of Karens Doodles, I have taken advantage of her special offer and bought 9 images and got another 3 free, can't be bad. The image is called A Friend in need and is available HERE.

I have coloured it in with Promarkers. The pink and purple check backing paper I have used is from Forever Friends For you 6 x 6 paper pad. The lilac and purple card is from my craft stash. I have paper pierced the right hand side of the lilac paper with a paper piercing stencil I have had for ages but only ever used once! I have added an ornate corner in the top left hand side of the card as I felt it needed something there. It was cut using a cuttlebug die. The waste pieces from the corner have been used on the corners of the image, it seemed a shame to chuck them out. The sentiment has been rubber stamped using my new Just Rite stampers, I used Brilliance pearlescent purple ink so the wording and the border have a lovely shimmer to them which hasn't picked up too well in the photo. I have used a silver peel off all around the edges between the ivory card and the pink paper.

I am entering this card into a few challenges
karens Doodles Netherlands Sketch and image
Crazy for challenges paper Piercing
One stitch at a time Purple and pink
Digital Tuesday Piercing

Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Another Mothers Day card from me today

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is having a good week. Another card from me today, a Mothers Day card.

The image is a digi image called flower bear from Karens Doodles
If you haven't visited before head over there as she is doing an offer until 14th March, If you buy three images you can choose another one for free, thats a great offer. I have followed the sketch at Karens Doodles USA challenge, its their very first challenge, good luck with all 4 of your new challenge blogs Karen, I'm looking forward to seeing so much inspiration for all your images in one place.

As I've said earlier the image is one of Karens fanastic digis which has been coloured in with Promarkers, the papers are from Dovecraft. The flower is a Prima esprit with a punched daisy flower on top with a blue brad in the middle.

The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with my nesties. The image and sentiment have been stuck on with 3d foam to raise them and the flower has been stuck on with Pinflair silicone glue.

I am entering the card into a few challenges
Karens Doodles USA Sketch
Totally Papercrafts Mothers Day
Just Cute Bears Mothers Day
Paper Sundaes blue, pink and green
Cute Daisy May Mothers Day
Cute card Thursday Celebrations

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

A birthday card for Ryan

Here is a card I have made for Ryan who loves barbecues and can't wait for spring and summer weather so he can have them.
I have followed the sketch at Willow sketchie this week. The star backing paper is from Dovecraft Masculine paper pack. The image is a High Hopes rubber stamp called Grillin Joseph which I have coloured in with different shades of blue Promarkers . The light blue card on the left has been embossed using my Happy Birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder. I have done some faux stitching around the edge of the image and the embossed backing piece of card.
The stars have been cut with an X-cut die on my Bigshot. The letters to spell Ryan have been cut with my Quickutz alphabet. The ribbon was a freebie from a magazine. The square blue gems are from Papermania.

I have a few challenges I am going to enter this card with
Willow Sketchie Sketch
Sew Many Lets hear it for the boys
One stop Craft Sew Simple
Allsorts Just for men
High Hopes Seeing stars
Pile it on Use only one colour
Die cut dreams No flowers
Stamp with fun Spring
Stampin for the weekend Monochromatic
Kaboodle Doodles Happy Birthday
Rosie Dee's Think Spring
Ooh La La Creations Anything goes
Double Dutch Creation for boy
Crafty Catz Something for the boys

Whilst looking at my card, take a look at the blog candy I am offering to celebrate my blogaversary as not many people have entered so far so you have a good chance of winning.
Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 4 March 2010

A Mothers Day Card

Here is an easel card I made for Mothers Day. The layout is from this weeks lovely sketch at Sketch and stash.

The image is a digi stamp from Pollycraft Designs which I have coloured in with my Promarkers. The backing papers are from the new green Papermania colour capsule range A5 paper pad. I have used my new Just rite nestability stamper to stamp the border around the sentiment and then cut out with my circle and scalloped circle nesties. The stirpey paper at the top has been embossed with a swirls cuttlebug embossing folder.
I have used green ribbon along the bottom of the card and a green ribbon bow with a little green button on the top.
I have used my Fiskars scalloped border punch underneath the stripey paper. I have used 3d foam pads to stick the sentiment, image and bottom panel on the card. I have used a new Martha Stewart punch for the daisy doily effect on top of the yellow paper and have added green gems to the centres of these daisies. I have used my Martha Stewart Lace doily punch on some stripey papers and stuck on the bottom of the card. There is gold peel offs on all the edges of the papers which finishes the card off nicely

I have a few challenges to enter this week with this card.
Get Sketchy Shaped spring card
Crafty Catz Shades of Green
Allsorts Mothers Day
Simon says stamp Mothers Day
Trimmies/CRAFT Mothers Day
Lili of the valley Easel Card
My time to craft Just for Mum
Kaboodle Doodles Fancy Folds
Sketch and stash Sketch
Digital Tuesday Scallops
Bee Crafty Embossing
Peachy Keen Green & yellow and 3 dimensional elements
Pennys Green
Pile it on Lucky Me/Green
Pink Elephant Green
Passion for Promarkers Back to nature
Cute card Thursday Lucky Green
Shirleys 2 girls Green
Polka Doodles Shaped card
I love Promarkers Shaped cards
Magical Crafts Something for Mum
Creative Card Crew Celebrations
Stamp Something Designer paper/button/ribbon
Crafty Catz Fancy edge and ribbon
wow thats 24 challenges!
Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

As promised some blog candy up for grabs

As promised to celebrate my blogaversary and over 10,000 hits here is some blog candy up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning it just leave me a comment below and I'll get my daughter to pick a number out on 31st March and get the bits to the winner asap afterwards.

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 1 March 2010

A hot pink Birthday card

Here is another card I have made following a sketch at Totally Papercrafts. I have used Hot pink pearlescent card as the base card. The designer paper is from Papermanias Capsule collection A5 pad. I have used American Crafts Hot pink crossgrain ribbon. The image is a Tina Wenke stamp which I have coloured in with Promarkers. I then cut it out with my nesties and stuck it onto a hot pink scalloped circle which I then stuck onto the card with 3d foam tape. I have used silver peel offs in each scallop to give a little more detail. I have added diamond stickles to the flames on the candles and also onto the icing to make it sparkle. The flowers are Prima's with large brads in the centres.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges
Trimmies CRAFT Ribbons and sparkle
Shirleys 2 Girls Hot Pink
Cute card Thursday Ribbon-tastic
Charisma Cardz Birthday card which must feature a candle
One stop craft Optimistically Pink
Totally Papercrafts Sketch

Totally Papercrafts only allow you to combine 5 other challenges so I need to stop there. Thanks for looking x

My Blogaversary

Its my blogaversary today, I can't believe I have been blogging for a whole year now and I am amazed I have now had over 10000 hits on my blog and I now have 56 followers, thank you to you all. I am going to get some crafting bits together as blog candy to celebrate and will post this later.

Back to my card now. I followed a sketch at Papertake Weekly for this card.The image is a KLM designs digi stamp which I have coloured in with Promarkers. I have paper pieced the duvet to match the backing strip. I have also followed the theme at Creative Card Crew which is a get well soon card. The sentiment has been done on word art and cut with my nesties.

I am going to enter both their challenges with this card
Papertake Weekly Sketch
Creative Card Crew Get well soon theme

Thanks for looking x