Sunday 30 August 2015

Add buttons

I made this card for my mother-in-laws upcoming birthday...
She looks after our cats when we go away and I thought she would like this one...

The image is from  BUGABOO and is called "spring window"
I coloured it with my promarkers and used glossy accents on the ladybirds. 
I diecut the edge of  a smaller piece of card (with the image on)
with my newish spellbinder edge dies, and embossed
a simple line around the other 3 edges.
The backing paper full of flowers came form a very old HOTP kit
 I bought from QVC, yeeeeears ago!
(which I also embossed the edge of.)
A ribbon and a few pink buttons later, and I was finished!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Chocolate coffee and cards - add a sentiment - 4 Sept
Crafting with friends - atg - 10 Sept
Simply create too - its a special occasion - 10 Sept
Simply papercrafts - atg - 10 Sept
I love promarkers - atg - 31 Aug
Incy wincy designs - birthday wishes - 30 Aug
Passion for promarkers - animals - 31 Aug
Crafty friends - use a sentiment - 11 Sept

Sunday 23 August 2015

Texting friends

I loved making this card!
This fabulous image is from Kenny K and
is called "texting friends"
I think my niece, who is to turn 12 soon, would love this! 

I recently won some stamps from the wonderful  Lawn Fawn
(which was a completely new find for me!)
and i picked the set with the little twitter sign and instagram logo, and 
'text talk' - hashtags, the birthday sentiment, lol, etc...
SO on-trend!

I tried to make the image appear like a polaroid picture, by just playing around
 in my fave program - publisher. 
Coloured with my promarkers.
And, I used a paper I have had forever... from an old DCWV set I think.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Through the craft room door - atg - 25 Aug
Crafty boots - fair and square - 30 Aug
Cutie pie - cute n girly - 5 Sept
Doodle pantry - atg - 25 Aug
Love to scrap - atg - 30 Aug
Melonheadz friends - hand coloured image - 30 Aug
Stamp and create - one for the girls - 6 Sept
I love promarkers - atg - 31 Aug
Little miss muffet - attg - 25 Aug
Kenny Ks Krafty Krew - colour palette - 31 Aug
Colouring crazy - colour palette with kenny k - 28 Aug

Sunday 16 August 2015

Christmas in August...

Well. I've made a christmas card!
Over at Glitter n Sparkle this week, the challenge is "stepper cards"...
I got the gorgeous image "curious gifts"
from A Day for Daisies.

I diecut a dovecrafts shape, before stamping it, for the sentiment.
I diecut the words joy and love, too.
The hanging heart and snowflakes border are all diecut - using memory box dies.
(frostyville border and precious hearts)
The image was coloured with promarkers and sits on 3d foam
 to raise it slightly from the card.
I think the backing paper is from DCWV - I've had it a looong time! 
Little bits of glitter and a couple of gems finished this card,
though they are quite hard to see in the picture.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting for all seasons - bright and beautiful - 19 Aug
C.R.A.F.T - animals - 20 Aug
DRS designs - let it hanging - 20 Aug
Crafting by designs - 3 or more layers - 19 Aug
Digi choosday - punches and or dies - 1 Sept
Craft your passion - anything goes - 16 Aug
Christmas cards all year round - snowflakes - 1 Sept
Crafty hazelnuts christmas - anything goes but christmas - 1 Sept
Paper creator - punches or dies - 1 Sept

Friday 14 August 2015

Our card for the wedding

It just occurred to me...
I showed you some other cards I made for the happy couple, 
that were going to be given by other people...
but I hadn't shown you  our  card!...

I tried to make ours another different one. 
The birdcage shape is from Craftwork cards.
I printed the wards and carefully diecut a tag around the wording.
I added some precious hearts (which I used on the wedding invites for them)
and Martha Stewart punched butterflies.
Ribbon secured the tag to the card and a couple of docrafts flowers with pearl, and
Marianne swirly leaf diecuts finished this card...

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

Creative moments - anything goes - 19 Aug
Kraftin kimmie - anything goes - 19 Aug
Word art wednesday - anything goes - 19 Aug
Creative card crew - sparkle - 16 Aug
Digi choosday - punches and or dies - 1 Sept
Zoe bunnys crafts - shaped cards -14 Sept
Crafting from the heart - anything goes - 16 Aug
Paper creator - punches or dies  - 1 Sept
The sisters of craft - anything goes - 1 Sept
Simply papercraft - anything goes - 26 Aug

Thursday 13 August 2015

Pattie is celebrating!

Pattie, from Patties Creations is celebrating her 5 year blog aniversary -
and is having a 40% off SALE!!!!
Pop over to her ETSY store (click on pic to take you there)
and use the coupon code:
when paying. for 40% off!

The Sale runs from August 17th until the 24th...

Oh, and we want to see what you make with her images., over on the blog....

Sunday 9 August 2015


"Add flowers" is the challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle this week...
I got the lovely image "Analise" from Spellbinding stamps.

I used my new spellbinders edging dies to create the bottom edge, 
coloured her with my promarkers,
and added a diecut swirl, and punched and diecut flowers. 
A few MS punched butterflies 
finished the card, and a little embossing around the image and the backing paper.
(The backing paper is the oldest paper I have...
from the docrafts 'Collossal pack'...remember that?!)

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

CCC designs - pretty in pink - 14 Aug
My besties UK - anything goes with long hair - 6 Sept
Stamp and create - one for the girls - 6 Sept
Crazy challenge - fairies - 16 Aug
Crafting for all seasons - bright and beautiful - 17 Aug
Creative moments - atg (summer sun) - 16 Aug
Clear it out - atg - 11 Aug
Allsorts - inspired by summer - 15 Aug
Brown sugar - atg - 14 Aug
Graph it markers - inspired by florals - 14 Aug
Dragonfly dreams - flying high with wings - 5 Sept
Robyns fetish - things with wings - 16 Aug

Friday 7 August 2015

A Latte love...

Hi again!
I have so many cards to share with you at the min... 
So here is another.

My entry this month at Patties Creations.
It's "anything goes" month, and I chose "LATTE LOVE" 
to make a card for my coffee loving friends, who had an anniversary coming up. 

I used some papers that I got in a pack from Canada last year...
so they all coordinated and worked together, with no effort on my part :)
"Latte love" was beautifully easy to colour with my promarkers, and to cut out. 
I have put it on 3d foam, to give some dimension.
A couple of MS punched butterflies, 
and a dymo-label sentiment finished this card.

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

Card mania - anniversary -  30 Aug
Craft your passion - atg - 9 Aug
Dream valley - stripes or checks - 13 Aug
Card and scrap - atg - 30 Aug
Crafts galore encore - atg - 30 Aug
Sugar and betty - atg - 30 Aug

Sunday 2 August 2015

Oh my!

What a cutie!
I got the image "Oh my!" from Crafty Sentiments,
for this weeks challenge at Glitter n Sparkle...
everyone's favourite, 'anything goes!'

She's a darling image to colour and fussy cut around.
I drew a little log to sit her on and coloured all with my promarkers.
(I paper-pieced her dress)
The papers are double sided loveliness... 
a 6 x 6 paper pack that I bought in Canada, at Hobby Lobby, a year ago.
I decided to bite the bullet and start using them...the colours are just lovely.I embossed some lines on each piece, as an edge, diecut a small scrap with a lacy die , inked the edges of 
everything and snipped a few little penants to make bunting for the corner. 
I will add a sentiment when I have decided who to send this to.

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

Crafts 4 eternity - atg- 7 Aug
Crafting with friends - atg - 14 Aug
Jos scrap shack - atg - 7 Aug
Simply create too - atg - 14 Aug
Simply papercrafts - atg - 14 Aug
Scrappers delight - atg - 31 Aug
Inkspirational - photo inspiration - 15 Aug
Crafting by designs - atg - 26 Aug
I love promarkers - 3 or more layers - 5 Aug
Die cutting divas - the great outdoors with a diecut - 2 Aug
Zoe bunnys crafts - summer breeze - 2 Aug
Fantastic tuesday - make it feminine - 4 Aug