Tuesday 30 April 2013

The Letter B

Good morning to you all! Today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme is The Letter B - so anything beginning with the letter B we want to see on your projects!  This is my first challenge with them since being invited to join the team as I was away for the last one! I am so excited - a big thank you for having me!! Enough waffling here is what I did:


As soon as I saw this stamp I knew I had to have her as I was a child of the sixties lol! She is Crafty Sentiments Primrose - Sixties Fashion available here.  I can remember having tights like this except mine were sort of pink and purple - made me look like I had been standing too close to the fire lol!  I have coloured her with Copics and a touch of Spica pen and what a joy to colour!  The papers are Carta Bella "True Friends".  I added some Viva Decor Pearl to her scarf.  The dies are SB Grand Nesties Ovals, Whimsy Corner Die, Joycrafts flower and Marianne leaves.  I have used my EK success border punch for the borders and also for the frame around the image.  The ribbon and blingy thing are from my stash.  Well I think I have loads of B's:  Bow, brad, bloom, border punch, bag, belt, blue and not to forget bling!!

To enter you do not have to use a Crafty Sentiments stamp or image but if you do then your entry will count three times in the draw! Just add a 3 after your name if you have used a Crafty Sentiments image or stamp.  The lucky winner this week will win:



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Punches and/or Dies
A Gem of a Challenge - Going Green
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbons and Pearls
Stampin for the Weekend - Diecuts/Punches
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Please go over to Crafty Sentiments and see what the rest of the fabulous DT have done!

That's all for me today, thank you for coming by and see you tomorrow! Take care xx

Monday 29 April 2013

I'm Late I'm Late!

Oops I should have scheduled this before I went to the gym! Just a bit late for our new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and the theme for this challenge is "Happy Birthday".  Here is my card:



As soon as I saw this image I fell in love with it!  The image is Working the Land by Stitchy Bear.  The sentiment is by Lexi available at Fairydust Crafts.  The digital papers are Orchard Lane by Echo Park.  I have colourd with my Copics and added a bit of Glossy Accents to the brass on the horse's harness.  I have cut and matted using SB Labels One and the cat tails are a SB Die DLites Die which took ages to cut out grrr! I have used Cheery Lynn Tags 2 to cut out the sentiment and Dienamics button die and bracket edge duo.  I thought this would make a good male card with the image so get the embellishments fairly plain.

Our sponsor this week is:

the lucky winner will receive three digis.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

So please pop over to Lexi's Creations Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT have made!  Thanks for looking today, take care xx

Saturday 27 April 2013

Whose Handsome?

Good morning and a jolly happy weekend to you all! A big welcome to my newest followers - Camellia, Sharon and Bridie I am thrilled to have you!  I would normally be sharing my card for Card Makin' Mamas with you today but we are running a bit late with the challenge so it won't be today. As I have been busy trying to get ahead with DT work I didn't have anything new made.  But I did find the birthday card I made for my son back in January which I haven't posted before.  He is a big Salvidor Dali fan so I thought this Rick St Dennis image would be perfect for him:


I know the image is Rick St Dennis and I coloured it with Copics.  I think the papers may be Bo Bunny but not sure now!  The clock is Tim Holtz die and the sentiment is computer generated and hand cut with a square punch to make the fish tail.  Distressed with Antique Linen.  I think I should have done the picture bigger now I see it up there!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Boys to Men
Digital Tuesdays - Birthdays
My Time to Craft - Use Kraft

Anything nice planned for the weekend? I was supposed to be taking my Aunt down to Stratford-Upon-Avon today to see her newest great grandchild but the blooming garage didn't have my car ready! I don't like driving my husband's car its too big so I have had to re-arrange our soiree down to Stratford, I really hate letting my Aunt down especially at the last minute!  Thanks so much for looking, have a fabulous weekend and take care xx

Thursday 25 April 2013

I Appreciate You

Good morning to you all! Thursday is start of a new challenge at Delightful Challenges and the theme for this week's challenge is:

I APPRECIATE YOU

We would like you to create a project for mothers or anyone that you would like to show your appreciation to.  Here is what I did:


Isn't she adorable? I must say I loved colouring this beauty but then I always find Wendy's images a joy to colour! Here is what I used:

Image: Ellie the Elephant Digital Delights available here 
Papers: Digital Delights Spring Hoops from Spring Fling set available here
Sentiment: Digital Delights 
Markers: Copics
Dies: Spellbinders Circles and Banner and Jewel Flower Flourishes, Marianne Ribbon Border
Embellishments: Stickles, Versa Color Orchid, Heart and Flat back pearl from stash

Our sponsor this week is:


Marker Pop will be giving the lucky winner a $15 store certificate! You don't have to use a Digital Delights image to enter but if you do then you can enter it twice!  Please go over to the Delightful Challenge and see what the rest of the fabulous DT have done - some wonderful projects there!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Movie - Dumbo
The Perfect Sentiment - Mother's Day
Bearly Mine - Digi Days

Stacey, my daughter, has the day off today and is coming over and we are going into Lytham for lunch today.  Have you anything nice planned? I must say I love this retirement lark!!  Thank you so much for looking, take care xx

Wednesday 24 April 2013

For The Boys

Good morning everyone and Happy Wednesday! Today sees the start of a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is "FOR THE BOYS" so we want to see your creations for the men/boys in your life.  I don't know about you but I can sometimes struggle with male cards as it means you have to hold off the embellishments really no flowers, glitter or bling - sigh! So I decided to go for a get well card and I must say I loved colouring up this cute little guy!


Items Used

Image:  Paper Shelter Dr. Pepe L'Souris available here
Markers: Copics
Papers: Bazzill Basics Red Devil
Dies: SB Squares and Scallop, SB Ribbon Banner, Cheery Lynn Expandable Tiny Borders, Dienamics Notebook Edge
Embellishments: Fired Brick DI, Glossy Accents

I'm sure he'd fix you up in no time at all lol! The sentiment is computer generated and I was so pleased that I actually managed to figure out how to curve writing so it would go in the banner die! I have written the instructions down so I don't forget next time! The prize for the lucky winner is:


You don't have to use a Paper Shelter image to enter but if you do then you would win a $30 voucher if you were the lucky winner, for other images the prize would be 3 Paper Shelter images of your choice.  Please go over to The Paper Shelter challenge and see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team have done!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Ladybug, Crafts Ink - Red and White
Cards for Men - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Animal Friends
Eureka Stamps - Animal Catwalk
Love to Scrap - Cut it Out (Die Cuts/Punches)
Aud Sentiments - For a Guy
Charisma Cardz - Flag Colours (Trinidad and Tobago - went there on our cruise - yummy!)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Well that's all for me today! Hope you all have a good day, thank you so much for coming by! Take care xx

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Oink Oink

Good morning to you! Happy St George's Day too! I have done a child's birthday card for today.  A friend's little girl is three today and she loves anything to do with Peppa Pig so it just had to be!


Items Used:

Image: Peppa Pig free digi from On Coloring.com
Markers: Copics
Paper: White Linen and Pink Card from The Papermill
Punch: Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Gem from Stash, Sentiment p.c. generated

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamps - Travel or City Landscapes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Animal Friends
Eureka Stamps - Animal Catwalk
That Craft Place - For a Child
Crafty Creations - No Patterned Paper

We are going out today for lunch with Chloe and her mum to celebrate her third birthday which should be nice.  Hope you have something nice planned.  Thank you for looking and take care xx

Monday 22 April 2013

Sketchy Flowers

Good morning to you all and I hope you had a wonderful weekend, they sure fly by don't they?  We had a lazy one not doing much really so I had time to make a card following the sketch at Sketch Saturday, here it is:



Items Used:
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique Sketchy Flowers
Markers: Copics
Papers: Sara Schmutz Nursery Rhymes and Coredinations
Dies: Spellbinders Rectangles/Deckled Rectangles (not sure what they are called) and Spellbinders Labels (not sure which number)
Other Items: Stickles, Card Candi, Square Punch to make fishtail, corner rounder, Scattered Straw Distress Ink

Challenges I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Bearly Mine - Spring Flowers
Digital Tuesday - Springtime
Shelly's Images - April Showers bring May Flowers
Dilly Beans - Flowers
Allsorts - A Passion for Flowers

I have to take my car into the workshop today to get repaired.  I was parked in Tesco and some idiot parked next to me scraped the whole side of my car when he reversed out.  He then very kindly drove off without owning up!!!  Luckily a very kind man was passing by and took the details down and left them for me, nice to know there are some decent people around.  But to top it off the person who banged my car at first denied it - can you believe it???  Anyway the insurance has sorted it out with the help of the witness statement and the man finally owned up so it won't affect my no claims bonus!

Well I better catch up with all of you and then I am off out! Thanks for looking today, take care xx



Friday 19 April 2013

May Flowers

Good morning to you all I hope you have had a fabulous week!  I got all my washing done yesterday, dried on the line and ironed - 5 loads! Is it too risky to say that perhaps Spring is arriving in the UK? Well too bad I have said it lol!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers and the theme for this challenge is May Flowers, lets hope we see some!  Here is my card:


Items Used:

Image: Wags 'n Whiskers Fairy Iris available here
Markers: Copics
Papers: My Mind'e Eye The Sweetest Thing, Glitter Cardstock Stash
Dies: Go Kreate XXL Square Frame Frilly No 7, Dienamics Mini Royal Rose (thanks Susan), Tonic Flower Punch
Embellishments: Glamour Dust, Flower Stampin Up, Pearls from stash

The lucky winner will receive a Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamp.  You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image to enter but if you do you will be also be entered into another draw and the winner of that will win a Wags 'n Whiskers digi!  Please go over to the Challenge and see what the rest of the fabulous team have done! 

Just thought I would share a couple of pictures of Alhambra Palace with you:



I wish I could cut trees as neat as this!


The Lord of the Manor lol!

I will try and share some from Mijas as well but they are on my I Pad so I need to transfer them over!  Hope you all have a great weekend.  I am taking my aunt out for lunch today and then a bite to eat at the pub tonight with DH - another bad day for the diet I think!  Thank you for looking, take care xx

Thursday 18 April 2013

Colour My World

Good morning everyone! I am back safe and sound and had a wonderful holiday! We had seven days of wonderful sunshine and blue skies! We stayed in Malaga which is the first time we had been there and we were very impressed with what a lovely city it was.  Our hotel was in the old part of the city and it was fab - lots of lovely places to eat and shops to see!  We hired a car and went touring about (we aren't beach babes!!) and saw some beautiful places - Alhambra and Mijas were both favourites.  The only down side was driving in Malaga - what a nightmare, so many one way systems and nothing seemed to be signposted it took us ages to find our hotel!!

Anyway, back to business! Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Delightful Challenges and the theme this week is:

COLOR MY WORLD

So we want to see lots of colour on your projects!  Here is my card:


Items Used:

Stamp: Digital Delights Mermaid available here
Papers: Echo Park Splash
Markers: Copics
Dies: Spellbinders Nesites
Cuttlebug Sea Charms
Embellishments:
Cheesecloth dyed with Memento Bahama Blue Ink
Ribbon from Stash

This week our sponsor is:


with this fabulous prize:




I so wish I could enter!!!  Remember we would love to see you use a Digital Delights image, there are so many to choose from however you don't have to.  If you do use a Digital Delights image then you can enter your project twice - that will be two chances to win this fabulous prize!!  Please go over to Delightful Challenges and see what my lovely team mates have done!  

I am off now to start catching up with what I have missed!  Thanks for looking and take care xx

Monday 15 April 2013

Lace or Ribbon

Good morning! Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the theme for this challenge is Lace or Ribbon. So we want to see your project using either lace or ribbon - if you want to use both that is fine but either one will do.  The lace or ribbon must be part of your project not just a little bow stuck on somewhere!  Here is my card:



Items Used:
Image - Lexi's Monkeyin' Around available here
Papers - Nitwits Jungle Zoo
Markers - Copics
Dies - SB Labels Three, Cheery Lynn Lattice and Tags 2, Memory Box Delicate Fern, SB Little Leaf Set
Ribbon - From a Body Shop Gift Set (thank you Nishe!)

Remember you can enter any project you like it does not have to be a card.  Our sponsor this week is:


Fairy Dust Craft will be providing the prize to one lucky winner!  Please pop over to Lexi's Creations and say hello to the other DT! 

Thanks for looking today, take care xx

Saturday 13 April 2013

Ribbon

Good morning to you and if Mr. Blogger is behaving it is Saturday - hope you have something nice planned for the weekend!  There is a new challenge at Card Makin' Mamas and the theme for this challenge is we want to see some RIBBON on your card!  Please remember we are a card making only challenge!  Here is my card:


Items Used:

Image - Rubber Stamp Kraftin Kimmie Rosabelle
Markers - Copics
Papers - Meghan Mullens Unending Joy Digi Papers
Dies - SB Labels 4, Grand Circle and Scallop Nesties, MB Butterfly, Dienamics Bracket Duo
Sentiment -  With stamp, inked with Colour Box Turquoise
Embellishments - Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, ribbon slider and gems from stash, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Our very own Jess is sponsoring this challenge and will be providing the prize, please see the Challenge for details.

Thanks so much for looking today, take care! xx

Thursday 11 April 2013

Round Up!

Good morning to you all! Hopefully I am enjoying some sunshine in Spain lol!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Delightful Challenges and the theme this week is:

ROUND UP

so we want to see either circle shaped cards or circles on your projects!  Here is what I did:



Items Used:

Image:  Digital Delights Splish Splash Susie
Papers: Centura Pearl, Coredinations and EP Country Park
Markers: Copics
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles and Grand Circles, Joy Crafts Flower
Embellishments: Card Candi, Star Dust Stickles and Paper Piecing

Our sponsor this week is:



one lucky winner will receive a $15 store card to Scrapyland!  Remember, you don't have to use a Digital Delights image to enter but if you do then you can enter your project twice!! Please go over to Delightful Challenges and see what the rest of the fabulous team have created!

Thanks for looking today - take care! xx




Wednesday 10 April 2013

Spring Delights

Good morning to you all! I have scheduled this post because I should be at the airport about to get on a plane for a week's holiday to Spain. Dave thought it would be a good idea to try and get a bit of sunshine for a week to cheer us up!  I had a fabulous time with my grandsons they are just so gorgeous and loved having them all here!

Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is "SPRING DELIGHTS"  we would love to see your creations with Spring as the theme!  Here is what I have done:


Isn't she just adorable? I loved colouring her in what a joy!

Items Used:

Image - The Paper Shelter "Spring Breeze"
Markers - Copics and Chalks
Paper - Centura Pearl and Papermill Pink Cardstock
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and Grand Decorative Circles, Memory Box Little Umbrella, Spellbinders Homespun for the Flowers and Leaves
Embellishments - Ribbon and seed pearls from stash, Stickles

The prize for the lucky winner is:


so if you use a Paper Shelter image and win you will get a $30 voucher for The Paper Shelter! You don't have to use a Paper Shelter image, with another image the winner will receive 3 images of your choice.  I would say to go over to the shop and have a look at the gorgeous images, there are always new ones being added and they are just fabulous - they come with a coloured option too if you are pushed for time or just don't like colouring!   Please pop over to the Challenge and see what the rest of the team have made!

Thanks for looking today! I won't be able to get round to see you all until I get back next week! Take care xx

Friday 5 April 2013

April Showers/Spring

Good morning! This is the last of my scheduled posts for this week so fingers crossed they have all been published by Mr. Blogger!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers and the theme is April Showers/Spring. Here is my card:


I have used the gorgeous Wags 'n Whiskers image Some Bunny loves you, coloured with Copics.  The papers are Raspberry Road Shabby Flakes which I think is a Christmas set but I think its just so pretty!  The sentiment is Pink Petticoat which has been cut out with Cheery Lynn Tags 2.  I used Cheery Lynn's Polynesian Sails Oval behind the image.  Some Versa Color in Orchid around the tag.  I don't know if you can see it well but on the lily stamens I put some Stickles in Buttercup.  The flower is from The Ribbon Girl and pearls from my stash.

One lucky winner will win a Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamp and if you use a Wags 'n Whiskers image then you will be entered into a second drawing to win a Wags 'n Whiskers digi!  Please go over to the challenge to see what the rest of the DT have done, we would love to see your creation too!

Thanks for looking today and take care! xx

Thursday 4 April 2013

All About Music

Over at Digital Delights Wendy has just released her newest range and this is just adorable, all music based! To celebrate the new releases we are having an All About Music Challenge at Delightful Challenges. Here is my card:


He is a real cutie and such fun to colour in!  I have used Conductor Colin with the Groove On Sentiment from Digital Delights.  The paper is also from Digital Delights from a set called Notable Music.  Colin has been coloured with Copics.  I used my Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One for the border - I love this set!  The music is cut from mirri card using a Memory Box Music Die.  The sentiment was cut with my Lil' Inkers Stitched Pennant Die and I added a gem from my stash! Our sponsor this week is:

Want 2 Scrap will be giving the lucky winner a $25 store certificate! Please go over to Delightful Challenges and see what the rest of the DT have done!  Remember, you don't have to use a Digital Delights image to enter but we love to see them and if you do then you can enter it twice!  

Thanks for looking today, take care xx

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Sorry I'm late!

So sorry I am late drawing my candy! I have not stopped with my grandsons being here so this is a really quick post! The lucky winner of the Nitwits is Deborah from Tiger Stripes and the Saturated Canary voucher is Kelly from Kelly's cards. If you can e mail me at the e mail address on my sidebar I will sort the vouchers out but I am afraid it won't be until Sunday/Monday when my bundles of joy have gone home, sorry for the delay!  Thank ŷou everyone else for entering, hugs Susan xx

Monday 1 April 2013

A Little Bit Crafty



Well the first of April has finally arrived and with it the start of a brand new Challenge that is Paula's brainchild.  Today sees the Launch of A Little Bit Crafty Challenge and Paula has been so busy behind the scenes getting not one, not two but three sponsors for our the Challenges!  Here are the sponsors for April:

£10 Voucher


Lacy Sunshine
$20 Voucher


Creepie Cute Stamps
Three free Digis

So what is the theme for this month's challenge? Well we didn't want to make it hard did we so it is everyone's favourite:  ANYTHING GOES! Here is my card:


Image
Eleanor and Pickles Magic Carpet by Lacy Sunshine
Markers/Inks
Copics, Twinkling H20, Glossy Accents and Broken China DI
Dies
Spellbinders Grand Nesties Rectangles
Dienamics: Jumbo Ric Rac and Skyline
Memory Box Puffy Clouds
Whimsy Corner Die
Paper:
Festival by Shabby Princess
Copper Cardstock
Coredinations
For background I used a Sunday International stamp from the Mehandi Sheet 3 stamped on Papermill Hammered Cream paper with different coloured inks and then embossed with Clear EP but I have managed to cover most of it up! 

So please get over to A Little Bit Crafty and give the rest of the DT a big welcome and give Paula some love as she has worked so hard to get things up and running! 

I will be back later with my candy winners!

Thanks for looking and take care xx

Punches and Dies

Good morning to you all! Hope you are having a fabulous BH weekend.  This is scheduled as I won't have much time for blogging with my grandsons here!!  Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the theme for this challenge is Punches and Dies.  Here is my card:


I have used Obo by Lexi available from Fairydust Crafts.  I coloured him with Copics IRL he looks much better than the picture. I cut him out and then put a big wobble under neath him so he bounces around, then matted him on a mat cut with my Spellbinders rectangles dies.  I did have some googly eyes that I wanted to use but I hunted high and low and couldn't find them! The papers are Nitwits.  I used the arrows which are MFT Dienamics dies. A bit of a CAS card really, I printed the sentiment out straight onto the linen card stock the font is a freebie from DaFont.com.  Our sponsor this week is no other than the fabulous:


So please go over to Lexis and see what the rest of the DT have done for some more inspiration! Thanks for looking, please pop back soon as today sees the start of the brand new challenge A Little Bit Crafty! Take care xx

Candy and Exciting News!

This is a sticky post - please scroll down for my latest post x

Just have to share with you some exciting news!  From 1st April there is going to be a new monthly challenge which Paula  from Paula Holifield Crafts is starting called A Little Bit Crafty.


I was so delighted and honored to be asked by the super talented Paula if I wanted to join her design team!  There are some really talented crafters on the DT and Paula has got some really fabulous sponsors lined up.
To celebrate this and also to celebrate my reaching 300 followers I have some candy up for grabs for two lucky people!  
First Prize: $20 Gift Certificate for Nitwits
Second Prize: $12 Voucher for Saturated Canary
To enter please do the following:
Followers only
Please put a picture of my candy (either image) in your sidebar
Please put the following blinkie for the new challenge in your side bar:
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Leave a comment below.
I will draw the two winners on 1st April to coincide with the start of the new challenge!
Good Luck xx