Monday 27 October 2014

New page on my blog. ..

I have opened a new page on my blog... you will find it at the top, called 

Drop me a message and a comment if you are interested in anything... 
all details are on the STUFF FOR SALE page. 

Thanks for looking! xx

Happy Halloween!

It's the perfect challenge for this time of year, over at Glitter n Sparkle blog...

I only ever make one halloween card ...
for our niece, who loves halloween and trick or treating!
The image is from Fitztown... halloween 7.
You get all 3 pumpkins on the digi file. 
I drew the witches legs myself, after seeing several similar images on the www.
I coloured all the images with a mix of my promarkers and mirage pens.
added pc generated sentiment
and a martha stewart punched border.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafts 4 eternity - halloween - 31 Oct
Creative corner - halloween - 31 Oct
Fussy n fancy - orange and black - 31 Oct
Crafters cafe - spookable - 29 Oct
Thats crafty - spooky - 31 Oct
Scrappers delight - halloween - 4 Nov
The paper shelter - halloween - 29 Oct
I love promarkers - no patterned paper - 29 Oct
Fresh brewed designs - pumpkins - 29 Oct
Creative moments - halloween - 4 Nov
double click - 2 of: orange, black, purple, green - 29 Oct
Aud sentiments - 2 or 3 word sentiment - 4 Nov
Milk coffee - halloween - 6 Nov
Hanna and friends - halloween - 6 Nov
Tuesday throwdown - halloween colours - 28 Oct
We do doobadoo - halloween -
A gem of a challenge - spooky halloween - 7 Nov
That craft place - halloweeen  - 9 Nov

Saturday 25 October 2014

More autumn colours...

My mum recently asked me to make a card for her friend - for her 70th birthday. 
She asked me to include several things she loves...
gardening, sewing, her cat and the sun!
This is what I came up with...

All the images I used are from Debbie Mumm. I bought digi sets designed by her
at PC Crafter, but sadly - they are not online anymore.
Some of the elements are on foam squares, so slightly raised.
I faux stitched around the edges, and added some Martha Stewart punched butterflies. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
A Creative need - yellow and orange - 7 Nov
Brown sugar - anything goes - 30 Oct
Sister act - anything goes - 31 Oct
Whimsy stamps - anything goes - 29 Oct
Sisterhood of crafters - fall colours - 3 Nov
Paper pretties - happy birthday - 29 Oct
4 krafty girls - anything goes - 30 Oct
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 28 Oct
Digi choosday - birthday - 4 Nov
Crafty sentiments - use a sentiment - 28 Oct

Wednesday 22 October 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like ... Christmas!

Yes... the lovely ladies over at Crafting by designs, 
asked me to be a guest designer for this fab challenge ... 
we are "getting ready for christmas!"
So, this is the card I came up with...

And here is a close up...

How lovely is that image?
It's from "Make it Crafty"... I won this stunner, on their challenge blog
a little while ago and have been waiting to use this image. 
I coloured the image with my promarkers
and added a little stickles icicles to the wreath and garland..although
you can't see that on the picture.
Glossy accents made the red ribbons and the light of the lanterns, look shiny.
After being matted on red, to lift the image, I sat the whole thing
on embossed snowflakes.... an embossing folder which I haven't used for a couple of years..
thought it could do to show its face again!
(you can see them better on the close up pic.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafty hazelnuts christmas - use something you've forgotten or never used  - 24 Oct
(embossing folder and image)
Little Claires - christmas - 8 Nov
Christmas stampin -  christmas anything goes / use your imagination - 25 Oct
Inky chicks - christmas - 25 Oct

Tuesday 21 October 2014

It's time...

... to celebrate!

Just this week, I won over at Patties Creations, so quickly chose my 2 free images as I
already had an idea for this image for a friends birthday card.
The image is called coo coo clock and i loved colouring this sweet digi!
I backed it onto an embossed of my favourite ones, and inked the edges of everything...
including the little sentiment, which i stamped.
I decoupaged parts of the clock too and added some G.A to the clock face
and heart. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Fairytale stampers - something new - 16 Nov
Stamping sensations - warm autumn colours - 29 Oct
Allsorts - embossing - 25 Oct
Chocolate coffee and cards - for the boys - 30 Oct
Patties creations - autumn colours - 30 Oct
Love to Create - anything goes / fall colours - 27 Oct
Crafting muskateers - autumn colours - 31 Oct

Sunday 19 October 2014

Autumn's here...

Over at Glitter n Sparkle this week, the challenge is to ...
 "use some orange!"
So here are mine...

 First up, this is the very lovely Coco La Belle from Lacey Sunshine.
What a cutie! 
I coloured her with my promarkers
and inked the edges of all papers I used. 
The very back paper is the frst I ever bought...the collossal collection form docrafts.
The flowers are also from docrafts.
I punched the buttterflies and 
the punched strip came from a car boot sale!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Pennys paper crafty challenge - anything goes - 20 Oct
That craft place - girls. but no pink - 26 Oct 
Crafting from the heart - anything goes - 19 Oct

This cheeky chappy comes from a new designer, over at Stitchy Bear Stamps
called "happy schoolboy holding pencil" from Ken Benner.
I cut up a little border, (which I bought in a little craft book in Canada years and years ago!)
for the little school supplies. 
I hand-drew the #1 myself, along with the faux-stitching around the edge.
I used a piece of graph paper (from school!!!) for the background banner shape.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Chocolate coffee & cards - for the boys - 30 Oct
Crafting fro the craic - something for a child - 31 Oct

Sunday 12 October 2014

Black and white

Theres a fab challenge on this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle...
Black and white.

I got this gorgeous digi image - Stacey Spectacular - from The Stamping Chef.
I paper pieced her skirt - grey paper, covered in tiny black hearts
and coloured the rest of her with my promarkers.
I added a strip of B/W paper i got on a 6 x 6 pad form "The Works"
and I felt the back of Stacey needed something, 
so popped it all onto a swiss dots embossed background.
Her glasses and bag strap, I couldnt resist giving a little pop of red.
A silver bow was the finishing touch to the banner sentiment (which comes with Stacey!)

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

Patties creations - embossing and an image - 17 Oct
Sister act - anything goes - 17 Oct
Aud sentiments - anything goes - 21 Oct
Doodle pantry - anything goes - 25 Oct
A random fan - monochromatic - 13 Oct
Papertake weekly - anything goes - 14 Oct
Paper makeup - anything goes - 13 Oct

Sunday 5 October 2014

Something beginning with... "B"

This weeks challenge, at Glitter n Sparkle,
is to use things beginning with a "b" on your card...
I got the Stamping Boutique logo, from the Stamping Boutique, 
which was a good start...  :)

I coloured the image in pastel shades of my promarkers,
added some blue, butterflies, birds, balloons, and bunting (I drew on the bunting, myself)
then used a border die behind the image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
613 Avenue create - anything goes - 12 Oct
Dis digi designs - girly - 11 Oct
Crafting at the weekend - anything goes - 25 Oct
Catch the bug - anything goes - 11 Oct
Anything goes with a twist - anything goes - 10 Oct
Crafts 4 eternity - 3 of the same letter - 10 Oct
Sister act - anything goes - 10 Oct
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 7 Oct