Sunday 26 January 2014

Bling it up!

I'm not realy a "bling " person,
but over at Glitter n sparkle ... that is this weeks challenge -
and I hope I rose to the challenge! x

I got this cute rag doll with a quilt image from QKR Stampede
and immediately saw red gingham paper with it! 
I used kraft card and embossed the edge. 
I used a martha stewart punched lacy border along the bottom...and LOTS of bling! 
(the gems in the senterof the hearts, the dolls dress is coloured with a red glittery pen, 
the white border had a little glittery-blingy border just below the top,
with a teeny bling flower to the left hand side. 
Oh, and there's a little red bling gem on each of the white flower centres.)
I finished off, with a little black faux stitching around the red gingham edge.
Also, 2 Martha Stewart punched butterflies...made with a slightly sparkly card.

 I would like to enter this into the following challenges....

Digitally sweet - anything goes - 31 Jan
Cards galore - anything goes - 30 Jan
4 crafty girls - anything goes - 6 Feb
Cut card thursday - so sweet - 29 Jan
Add a little dazzle - red - 29 Jan
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 28 Jan
Make my monday - kraft card  - 27 Jan
Whoopsi daisy - bingo - digi, sentiment, embossing - 26 Jan

I'm quite pleased with how this one came out...
this was a bit last minute. 
I used a digi paper (which, I hope, resembles bubbles / water)
and this cute image from QKR Stampede.
I handcut the circles - and the matting around took a while!
and free hand cut the little silver bubbles.
The image is coloured with a mix of watercolour pencils and promarkers....
I love using both.
Finally, I added a ribbon along the punched white border.
Again, it took me a while to choose this sentiment...

I would like to enter this into the following challenges....
Delicious doodles - use a ribbon - 30 Jan
Sister act - anything goes - 31 Jan
Card and scrap - use bling - 1 Feb
Lia Stampz - colour challenge - 31 Jan
Aud sentiments - any sentiment - 28 Jan
C.R.A.F.T - colour combo -  30 Jan
Digi stamps for joy - add real ribbon - 6 Feb
The paper shelter - digi image and sentiment - 29 Jan
Wordart wednesdays - anything goes - 29 Jan
Craft room - all things waterbased - 3 Feb
Artistic inspirations - anything goes / use ribbon - 27 Jan

Sunday 19 January 2014

Something a bit different for me...

Over at Glitter n Sparkle this week,  the challenge is to use real or faux stitching.
I got this fab image to play with, from Sassy Studios...called Army Honey.

The backing papers are all digi papers I have had a loong time.
(The flower is digi too!)
I've never had the chance to use it before, but knew it would be just right for with this image.
The thing that took the longest about this card, was 
deciding which sentiment I would have on it.
I knew it wasn't going to be a regular birthday card, and wanted
something a bit different...and to fit with the image. 
The flower is decoupaged with a little glossy accents and 
Sassy's helmet, vest and pants are paper pieced.
Her skin tones and boots coloured with promarkers and her
hair is coloured with watercolour pencils. 
I drew on the faux stitching.

I would like to enter this into the following challneges...
Brown Sugar - anything goes - 23 Jan
Digitally sweet - anything goes - 23 Jan
Fussy and fancy - monochromatic - 23 Jan
Patties creations - stitching, faux or real - 23 Jan
Totally papercrafts - paper piecing - 24 Jan
Aud sentiments - any sentiment - 29 Jan
Milk coffee - monochromatic - 30 Jan
Crafting by design - anything goes - 25 Jan
Wordart wednesday - anything goes - 23 Jan
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 21 Jan
Craft your passion - cool colours - 20 Jan
Crazy challenge - cards for men - 19 Jan
Dream valley challenges - boys, men - 24 Jan
Pink Gem - one for the boys - 31 Jan
Digi galore - monochrome - 31 Jan
My sheri crafts - use a digi image - 8 Feb
Polkadoodles - one for the boys - 23 Jan
One stitch at a time - use a digi - 25 Jan
Country view - monochrome - 31 Jan

Friday 17 January 2014

Another cute digi...

I just couldn't resist this little fella...
he was my first choice in all the digis!
I won him just last week and this is his first outing!
I loved colouring him in with my watercolour pencils.
I added glossy accents to his nose and the flower middles.
I embossed the edge and matted onto lilac card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Savvy handmade cards - furry friends - 28 Jan
Sister act - anything goes - 23 Jan
Crafting by design - flowers flowers flowers! - 22 Jan
Artistic inspiration - anything goes, feminine - 20 Jan
Crafty cardmakers - bears - 19 Jan
Robyns fetish - no patterned paper - 18 Jan
Suzi bees - cute n sweet  - 18 Jan
Addicted to CAS - something new - 31 Jan
Hiding in my craft room - CAS - HIMCR133 - 25 Jan

Sunday 12 January 2014

Yeah!! I won some digi images...

I haven't won anything before, 
and was delighted when i realised i had won a top 3 spot 
and a voucher for some of di's gorgeous images!
Thank Di!!!
One of my first choices was this little darlin' ...
As soon as I saw him, I knew he would be loved by my friend Helen,
whose birthday is in a few weeks time. 
I p[rinted him straight onto the card before colouring him in my watercolour pencils and 
the balloon is smothered in glossy accents. 
(although this doesn't show up on the photo)
I am working on cards with the other images I won from Di and will
show them soon...

I would like to enter this into the following challenges....
Sister act - anything goes - 16 Jan
Sweet pea stampers - anything goes - 16 Jan
Crafting for all seasons - all things bright and beautiful - 19 Jan
Fab n funky - lets celebrate - 13 Jan
Divas by design - lets celebrate - 13 Jan
Melonheadz friends - birthday - 19 Jan
Pile it on - holidays / celebrations - 18 Jan
Robyns fetish - no pattered paper. just card stock. - 18 Jan
Dis digi designs - celebration - 18 Jan
Suzi bees - cute and sweet - 18 Jan

Mermaid couple

This weeks challenge, at Glitter n Sparkle - is a BINGO challenge...
Look at the bingo board on the blog and pick a line...
I picked the .. "diecut / digi image / buttons"  line.

My image this week, was 'Mermaid couple' from Stitchy stamps.
I loved playing with this image!
I used my watercolour pencils to colour the image and 
added a few extra (hand cut out) bubbles and a little splash!
I used a dovecrafts die to cut the shape round the image, then
my fanciful flourish die for the swirls.
The 'seaweed' is punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
I rooted around in my stash to find some papers in the colour I wanted...
and came up with these papers. ( My fave colour at the mo...
I recently decorated one of my craft room walls is this colour!!)
I think these were the first 12 x 12 papers I bought!
Docrafts papers, but I can't remember the name of them.
The buttons are also form the docrafts range.
I chose not to put a sentiment on this card  -
I couldn't quite decide what to put!  :)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Wags n Whiskers - anything goes - 23 Jan
Digitally sweet - anything goes - 17 Jan
Daring cardmakers - colour inspiration - 17 Jan
As you like it - fave colour - 14 Jan
My heart pieces - anything goes - 23 Jan
DRS designs - boys and girls - 15 Jan
Delightful sketches - use patterned paper - 17 Jan
Paper pretties - buttons - 14 Jan
Country view - monochromatic - 31 Jan
Lia stampz - monochrome - 15 Jan
Crafty hazelnuts - patterned paper - 31 Jan
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes - 14 Jan
Through the craft room door GDT - anything goes - 14 Jan
Lexis creations - anything goes - 18 Jan
My craft creations - anything goes - 18 Jan
Fussy and fancy - monochrome - 23 Jan

Sunday 5 January 2014

Such a gorgeous image - I made 2!!

Well, I got this adorable image from Digi Darla for the Glitter N Sparkle challenge (66) this week...
(anything goes!) and I was so inspired by it, I made 2 cards!
 So, for the first card, I immediately hunted through my papers to find something
with red flowers on - I wanted red flowers! Could I find anything? NO!
So, I took a dovecrafts backing paper...from the "tea party" set (I think)
and I used my red promarker to colour all the little pink flowers, red! Hurrah! :)
I was really pleased with how it came out.
I coloured the image with my watercolour pencils
and added a sentiment form Pink Petticoat - "simply delightful" range.
I added a little glitter to all the daisies on the backing paper
and some MS punched butterflies...think they are becoming my signature! :)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Allsorts challenge - free and easy - 10 Jan
Charisma cards - birthday - 15 Jan.
Cute card Thursday - banish the blues - 9 Jan
Milk coffee - celebrations - 15 Jan
The paper shelter - anything goes - 8 Jan
Cards galore encore - anything goes - 30 Jan
Fairies challenge - flowers and lace - 15 Jan
Memas crafts - BINGO (digi, punch, pearls) - 30 Jan
Natalie and Amy - one for the girlies - 30 Jan
Crafting from the heart - anything goes - 17 Jan

This paper comes from "My Minds eye" - a freebie set of papers, that I
actually won, online!
The swirly leaf is a Marianne diecut - with punched flowers and butterflies.
There are little specks of glitter here n there, but the
camera didn't pick them up too well.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Digitally sweet - anything goes - 10 Jan 
C.R.A.F.T  -anything goes - 9 Jan 
Crafters café - animal friends - 8 Jan 
Creative moments - anything goes - 15 Jan
Digi stamps for joy - anything goes - 7 Jan
Animal friends - punches and dies - 31 Jan
Digi galore - girly - 15 Jan
Kreative - anything goes - 14 Jan
Seema - anything goes - 31 Jan
Crafty sentiments- birthdays - 7 Jan
613 Ave  - anything goes - 15 Jan
Alicraft - anything goes - 30 Jan

Thursday 2 January 2014

A Christmas wedding - and a first christmas together!

I had the honour of attending a Christmas wedding last week...

...and it looked stunning!
The Christmas tree with all its twinkling lights,
looked beautiful at the front of the church -
even though the branches of the trees outside, were rapping on the church windows,
on the windiest day of the year! :)
I used my new(ish) docrafts embossing folder, which is my fave at the mo!
Computer generated sentiment.
Martha Stewart punched butterflies and snowflakes.
Organza ribbon with heart buckle.
(and a bit of glittering, here and there!)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Little red wagon - new beginnings - 8 Jan (a new beginning as Mr & Mrs!!)
Wordart Wednesday - anything goes - 7 Jan
Creative card crew - anything goes - 12 Jan
Creative craft - anything goes - 15 Jan
Ladybug Crafts - CAS - 3 Feb
Through the craftroom door - anything goes - 7 Jan
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes - 5 Jan
Crafting from the heart - anything goes - 5 Jan
Digi sketch - (T) pearls and ribbons - 5 Jan
Whoopsi daisy - celebrations - 5 Jan
Chocolate coffee & cards - new beginnings - 9 Jan
I was commissioned to make this card, for the daughter of a friend at work.
Amy and Tom were to have their first Christmas together, as a couple,
and so Amy wanted a really special card - and asked me to make it!
What a compliment! :)
I used my new fave embossing folder again 
and some digi images, which I have had for yonks (and don't use as often as I should!)
grouped together, some straight onto the card and some on foam pads
(behind these, I placed a Martha Stewart punched snowflake).
I handcut the holly , which hangs from the ribbon.
A bit of glitter and glossy accents here and there, finished this card.
Amy was thrilled...Tom too, I believe! xx
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by design - anything goes - 25 Jan
Creative moments - anything goes - 14 Jan
A little bit crafty - celebrate! - 28 Jan
Crafty Hazelnuts - anything goes, Christmas - 31 Jan
Doodle pantry - any digi goes - 25 Jan
Crafting café - anything goes - 31 Jan
Clear it out - warm fuzzies. use something textured - 7 Jan
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas - 7 Jan
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas - 9 Jan