Sunday 29 November 2015


At Glitter n Sparkle this week, the theme is 
"Add a bow" 
and my lovely image is from 
and it's called Christmas candles 2.

It's so hard to see on this photo, but I have glittered the bow...fiddly!
I also have put glossy accents on the candles, 
stickles glitter on the candle lights
and liquid pearls on the berries.
The background has been embossed with swiss dots
and I used a spellbinders die -cut the fancy shape with the sentiment. 
I coloured the image with the new lyra pencils that I won recently.

I punched a little border strip to finish the card.

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

Aud sentiments - atg with a sentiment - 2 Dec
DRS designs - let the holidays begin - 2 Dec
Crafty girl creations - atg -1 Dec
Crafty gals corner - atg - 2 Dec
Crafty addicts - atg / use diecuts - 1 Dec
Whimsy stamps - atg / holidays - 13 Dec
Crafts galore encore - use a stamp or digi - 30 Nov
Playing with paper - make a christmas card - 29 Nov
Melonheadz friendz - use a digi  - 6 Dec
Crafting with friends - atg - 3 Dec
Graph it markers - christmas - 11 Dec
Simply papercrafts - atg - 3  Dec

Sunday 22 November 2015

Purple and Black

Ooh, I have loved this image for a long time...
It's called "Spring flower hair" and is from 
for our...
challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle.

I am showing 2 pics of this card as I wanted to show
the 3d look of the butterflies in her hair.
I embossed the piece behind the image, on my bigshot.
The purple paper is from a freebie pack.
I've had it years  and not used any of it - till now!

I coloured her with my promarkers,
and also used some pencils on top of her hair and flowers, to give depth of colour.
A marianne die, piece of organza ribbon,
small piece of punched border and diecut butterfly, finished her. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - atg - 26 Nov
Simply papercraft - atg - 2 Dec
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 Nov
Star Stampz - all about the girlz - 26 Nov
Creative moments - atg - 24 Nov
Crafty Addicts - atg / use a diecut - 2 Dec
Fantastic Tuesday - atg  and add purple - 24 Nov
Through the craft room door - atg - 24 Nov
Eureka stamps -atg - 22 Nov
Crafty friends - one for the girls - 4 Nov

Sunday 15 November 2015

Let it snow.

This week, at Glitter n Sparkle,
this theme is one of my faves...
"use a diecut or punch."
I got the image "Elsa" from Sunsational Stamps...

I coloured her with my promarkers and it's hard to see...
but on the snowflakes on her dress, I used stickles glitter for a bit of sparkle.
The window is the Grand Madison window, from Memorybox dies
and the greenery on the windowsill and the snowflakes are both
Martha Stewart punches.
The sentiment and diecut embossed trees in the background are
from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Brown sugar - no patterned paper - 19 Nov
Cut it up - inspired by a book, song or movie (Frozen) with a diecut - 25 Nov
Jos scrap shack - atg - 21 Nov
Simply papercraft - atg - 20 Nov
Crafty girl creations - atg - 20 Nov
Natalie and amy - winter scene - 1 Dec
Creative moments - atg - 24 Nov

Sunday 8 November 2015

Cool cats

So... this week, we would like you to "use some red" 
for the challenge at Glitter n Sparkle.
I used a fab image from SLS Lines, called 
"Cool cat Kitty cat"...

I coloured with my promarkers and 
embossed a simple line around the image. 
The backing paper of from a dovecrafts 6 x 6 paper set, which is yeeeeeears old.
I added a wide red strip and the zigzag stitching is a rub-on, which again -
I have had for yeeeears!
The sentiment came as a freebie from Desert Divas,
and I knew I neeeded something else, but couldn't think what ...
I hunted around and found an old -forgottten-about-die, 
the little black picture holders. 
I tried to keep this card  quite simple and thought it could work for a man's card! 

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

Crafty girl creations - atg - 18 Nov
Creatalicious - male themed/ guy cards - 15 Nov
Snarky stampers - k is for kitty - 14 Nov
Catch the bug - atg- 14 No v
Corrosive challenges - add a sentiment - 22 Nov

Friday 6 November 2015

A sweet birthday.

This month, over at Patties Creations, the theme is...
An easy one!
I used 3 of Patties images...
lollipop jar, bubblegum machine and chocolate chip cookie jar.

I made this card for a friend at work - Louise. 
She has a little (ok, not so little!) stash of sweeties hidden away in a cupboard at work,
so I thought this would suit her down to the ground! 
I printed off each image, coloured with my promarkers
and carefully fussy-cut around each one so i could lay them exactly where 
I wanted them on my card. 
The bubblegum machine has been popped up slightly on 3d foam squares.
The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat
and I found a similar font on my pc, to create her name.
I drew a line behind the sweetie jars, to "ground" them
and added some shadows with my grey promarker.
After matting and layering on a pink spotty background, I hand-drew
a faux-stitched edge.

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

Crafty girl creations - atg - 18 Nov
Addicted to stamps - CAS - 11 Nov
Through the craft room door - atg - 10 Nov
Crafting from the heart - atg - 8 Nov
Craftin ddesert divas - sweet and yummy - 8 Nov

Sunday 1 November 2015

Anything Goes week.

This weeks challenge, over at Glitter n Sparkle
is "anything goes!"

I chose this super-cute image, called "Eve"
from Crafty Sentiments.

I coloured Eve with my promarkers
and popped her on  a backing paper that came free some time ago. 
I diecut the shape behind her with my spellbinders die
and added a digi sentiment. 
As I often do, I inked the edges of everything,
and added a few punched butterfly and a diecut star.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Creative fingers - atg - 6 Nov
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 6 Nov
Simply papercrafts - atg - 5 Nov
Aud sentiments - birthday sentiment - 4 Nov
Crafting for all seasons - girly - 11 Nov
Crafty gals corner - atg - 3 Nov
Crafting from the heart - atg - 1 Nov
Hiding in my craft room - freestyle - 7 Nov