Sunday 27 September 2015

Blog hop....and candy!

It's our 3rd birthday over at the GlitternSparkle blog
and all the Design Team are all offering Blog Candy!

More details shortly, but first...
here's my card for this week.

I had been after this image for it! sooo retro!
I had a 3d viewer just like this, with "snow white" and "disney" reels!

The theme for our birthday bloghop is "add glitter n sparkle" 
(which is what i used)
add a charm.

Even though there is glitter n sparkle on this card, i think  it could
also work as a mans card - with the retro toy we all remember (a boy-toy!)

I coloured the image:
 with my promarkers, and added the white with
 a white, fine graph it marker.
I found some mega sparkly silver card for the backing, and 
a black and white "dovecraft" 6 x 6 paper for the very back.
I typed the words "love retro" on my clicky dynamo...
very 80's! lol. 
A couple of holographic spiral diecuts finished this card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative knockouts - glitter it up - 30 Sept
Crafty gals corner - sparkle and glitter - 30 Sept
Crafty cardmakers - make it sparkle - 3 Oct
Passion for promarkers - boys will be boys  - 29 Sept
Crafting with friends - anything goes - 9 Sept


All our DT have Blog Candy or an image or even both to offer .
We would like you to pop to each blog and become a follower and leave a comment . If you do this on them all you will be entered twice into the draw to win the main prize on the glitternsparkle blog which is £50 worth of stampin up goodies of your choice . If you also pop along to our fan page and like the page and leave us a comment you get a chance to win more candy there too. 

So, I'm last on the list of blogs to hop to, and I hope you are still hopping, and aren't too tired to visit me...

For my candy, I am offering:

A4 sheet of chipboard tags - different shapes and sizes,
Sheet of clear stamps... cats n dogs.
Wild Rose cling stamp - bees and birthday cupcake,
Set of embossed (hearts) borders,
the image "viewer"- which I used on this weeks card, from Stitchy Bear Stamps.

I would ask that anyone wanting to be in with a chance
to win my blog candy, please leave a comment on my card
and also be a follower of my blog....i will check!  :)

My blog candy will close at midnight on Saturday, 3rd Oct GMT.
I will announce the winner sometime on Sunday 4th Oct. 
(please check back then to see if you have won. x)

If you haven't done so already, please hop to the other DT  blogs now, 
for lots of chances to win some lovely blog candy...


Don't forget ...
you MUST hop to each blog, become a follower and leave a comment (at each blog)
to be eligable to win any of our blog candy...

******* A couple of people have left comments that they weren't able to 
join my blog as a follower... 
I think there has been a fault with blogger...
my followers disappeared for a short while 
(for whatever reason, only blogger knows!)
but they have appeared back now...
please check back and follow, when you can!
Thanks! x    *********

Sunday 20 September 2015


Challenge 155 over at Glitter n Sparkle blog, is my ....
100th challenge with them!!!!! 

Got to say to the whole team, I have thoroughly enjoyed making new friends and 
definitely "challenging" myself all those times..
so thank-you to you all for putting up with me! hahah....

Anyway.. on with the details...

The challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle, is to 
"use a die or punch."

Well, ok... I think i used 3 punches and 3 dies.... hahaha.

This stunning image is from one of my very favourites... A Day for Daisies.
It's called 'Hebern dress', and is a beauty to colour.
I used about 4 different promarkers - just to colour her dress! 

The punches I used were: the white flower border (Martha Stewart)
the black slim border and the fancy square shape.

The dies I used were: the flowers, the butterflies and 
the leaves. (The sentiment is also a diecut - from craftwork cards.)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Cards galore encore - atg - 31 Sept
Aud sentiments - atg with a sentiment - 22 Sept
Craft your passion - atg - 21 Sept
Crafting from the heart - atg - 22 Sept
Hiding in my craft room - freestyle - 26 Sept
A day for daisies - frame it - 30 Sept

Sunday 13 September 2015

Spa day

I got this sweet image this week, for my Glitter n Sparkle challenge.
It's called "spa day" and its from 'Cute as a Button.'
The challenge will really make you think this week...'something beginning with g.'

With this C.A.S card, I got these 'g' words...
glammin' up, green, glasses, gorgeous, grey, and girly!

I simple printed off the image, with a sentiment from Pink Petticoat.
I coloured it with my promarkers,
raised the whole thing on 3d foam
and added a small diecut swirl, under the sentiment. 
I also faux-stitched around the edge, with a green fineliner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafting with friends - anything goes - 25 Sept
Creative fingers - anything goes - 18 Sept
Simply papercraft - anything geos - 25 Sept
Creative knockouts - CAS - 17 Sept
Aud sentiments - anything goes plus sentiment - 23 Sept
Fantastic tuesday - anything goes make it feminine - 15 Sept
The pencil case - bright - 26 Sept

Sunday 6 September 2015

Just because...

...I absolutely LOVE this sentiment from Inkylicious,
I knew as soon as I got my image "blossom 1" from Ikes Art, 
I wanted to put the sentiment with the blossom....

So...the theme is "anything goes" this week at Glitter n Sparkle,
and I know everyone loves that challenge.
I bought the sentiment stamp a few months ago and have only used it once  
- a few weeks ago, on a card for a friend - 
which I must show here sometime soon.
I embossed a strip in my cuttlebug, and inked the edges of everything in a dusky pink. 
I snipped a punched border, to make two little corners,
and finally added 3 small  Martha Stewart punched butterflies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Digitally sweet - anything goes things with wings - 1 Oct
Simply papercrafts - anything goes - 10 Sept
Chocolate coffee and cards - fancy and feminine - 18 Sept
Crafting with friends - anything goes - 10 Sept
Crafty Catz - anything goes - 10 Sept
Scrap and craft inspirations - butterflies - 25 Sept
Card mania - pastel colours - 28 Sept
CCC digi creations - include a sentiment - 25 Sept
Little red wagon - cas - 9 Sept
Creative moments - use a sentiment - 15 Sept
Cuttlebug mania - anything goes - 15 Sept
Digi choosday - in the pink - 15 Sept
Stamp and create - one for the girls - 7 Sept
Paper shelter - embossing - 8 Sept
The pencil case - anything goes - 12 Sept

Friday 4 September 2015

Good luck at high school!

I cannot believe my lovely niece is starting high school later this week!

(making me feel o-o-o-o-old!)
Anyway, I thought the theme over at Patties Creations 
was perfect to make a card for her...
So I thought outside-the-box a bit, and chose "ladybug family"...

I hand-drew / wrote everything on this card, except the ladybug family!
I drew the "paper" directly onto the card, and separately made - drew and cut out -
 the ruler, calculator, pencils and eraser.
Some of the items, I raised on 3d foam before putting on the card.
The ladybug family were coloured with my promarkers 
and I put glossy accents on their shells. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 Oct
Moving along with the times - cute animal - 17 Sept
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Oct
Creative cottage - atg - 6 Sept
CCC digi creations - include a sentiment - 14 Sept
Oddball stamps- back to school - 14 Sept
The sisterhood of crafters - school time - 8 Sept
Crafters cafe - monochromatic for a child - 14 Sept/
Creative moments - atg / add a sentiment - 15 Sept
Simply create too - its a special occasion - 11 Sept
Stamping boutique - back to school - 10 Sept
Melonheadz friends - time for school - 14 Sept
Crafty cardmakers - no pattered paper - 6 Sept
Get creative - no printed paper - 7 Sept
Fussy n fancy - back to school - 19 Sept