Wednesday 26 August 2009

More Lovely Awards....

Hi Guys....I have received 3 fab awards this week from my blogging buddies and I am so chuffed...
This one...

is from Jon..who at only 13yrs makes some very special cards...thank you Jon..keep up the fab work!!!

This one is from..

Lovely Cheryl, who is the Senior DT member of Creatalicious and you must go and check out her blog here as she is such an inspiration!!!...Thank you hun....xx

And this one...

is from the lovely Linda who leaves me such super comments and make such wonderful cards....thank you again Linda...xx

Monday 24 August 2009

Allsorts Challenge #15 - Sketch by Jules

Hi all...this is my entry for this weeks Allsorts challenge...its a great sketch by Jules this week and she would love to see some torn edges too!! I made this card with my little great nephew in mind...darling Connor is starting a new Nursery School in a few weeks so I thought I would make him a card to wish him on his way.... I have made the insides with a little wallet and will write my sentiments to him on the tag and pop in some money for a treat for being a good boy...(we live in hope!!!) hopefully Mum will take a pic of him in his new uniform..yes he has to have one at the new nursey..and then she can pop it inside and keep it to embarrass him when he's 18 !!!

The image is a Sugar Nellie Manga boy...I cant wait to get my inky fingers on one of their Manga Girls..just waiting for more stock..these are just so cute. The DP's are Nana's Nursery (rather apt!!) I used a bit of Bazzill and the buttons are from stash. I added a little glossy Accents on his boots but not sure you can see that in the pic. I had to turn the sketch around to fit the image but I think I'm still within the rules!!
Do go and check out the DT cards here..they are truly lovely.
Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday 20 August 2009

Stampin Chic Challenge - Be Chic!!! - DT Item

Hi all..well its time for another Stampin Chic Challenge and this week its 'Be Chic!' which means you can create a beautiful project with the CCSR product, whether it be a card for a friend, an alter item for your home or even a scrapbook page this is your chance to BE CHIC! So grab those supplies and have fun!

Well I made an everso chic gift bag..its to hold a friends birthday pressie for next week, I have made her a necklace..but forgot to take a pic of that..silly me...anyway she isnt a pinky kinda a gal!! so I chose sophisticated black and white with lots of tulle for the bow!! The paper I used is Papermania CCSR 'The Big One' then I stamped and cut out the matching flowers from the CCSR 'Doodles' stamp set and 3D them here and there on the bag for a bit of texture!! and then I glittered and added some Craftwork Card Candy to the middle of the stamped flowers. The trim is Doodlebug Paper Frills. Now I got the idea from Fellow Blogger Tab who got the recipe for the bag here and trust was so easy to do and I will definately be making more for Christmas!!!! So why not pop over to Stampin Chic and check out our DT creations and join in the fun it will be great to see you what you create for 'Be Chic' !!!

Sunday 16 August 2009

A.B.C. Challenge - A is for...Anything goes....

Hi I'm Back!!..Over at A.B.C. Challenges this week they are back to 'A' and the theme this week is Anything Goes with an added option of Animals. Well this is the cute little stamp I mentioned earler that I was itching to use..I bought it yesterday on a trip to very fav craft shop..The Craft Barn ..its by Tina Wenke and is called 'Mouse on Orange Daisy'..well in pink in my case..isnt it cute!! I'm be going back for more of these cuties... I used Basic Grey DP's, punched flower with paper cherry blossoms, dew drops and a little glitter to finish. Thanks for looking..

Allsorts Challenge - Week 14 - In An English Garden next to my love of Tildas is flowers and over at Allsorts this week the challenge is In an English Garden by the lovely Brenda. What came to mind was typical English Lavender, but sadly no lavender stamp in stash..:0( so the next best thing was to use the colour and a very favorite stamp that doesnt get aired much..and I wanted to keep it simple too. So I used Basic Grey DP's, stamp is Magnolia Large Daisy and I wrapped a little Lavender/lilac tulle around and bowed. I shimmered the petals with glimmer mist with a paint brush but you cant see it in the pic. Do go and have a look at the DT cards here..truly lovely as always...

Tilda & Friends Weekly ATC Challenge - All that Glitters

Hi All and a very happy Sunday to you..the weather here in Kent isnt much, a bit cloudy but still out shortly for Sunday Lunch..with DH...then got to get back for some serious cardmaking...I went stash shopping yesterday and bought a cute little stamp I'm itching to get going with...Anyway...the guys over at
Tilda & Friends
have a great challenge this week...All that Glitters..well thats just my thing so I thought I would glitter up darling Tilda with Candle..I dont know where I got the DP from as it was just a piece I found, I added paper cherry blossoms that I edged with distress ink and then sprayed the whole ACT (yes including Tilda) with Glimmer Mist and then highlighted with Glamour all truly shimmery and glittery!!
Hope you all have a good day..thanks for stopping by...

Saturday 15 August 2009

The Very First Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge Is Here!!!!!

Hi Guys...well its here at last!!! the very first Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge! Its an anything and everything monthly challenge so it gives you lots of time to join in the fun and it doesnt have to be a card it can be any kind of project!!

As its fathers day in Australia next month the team would like to see your creations just for 'Dad' and to use the colour brown and add some 'metal!!

This is my first DT card for the this challenge.. I hope it lives up to expectations!! The image is 'Best Fishes' by Sugar Nellie I coloured it with Polychromos and Sansodor. The DP's are Doodlebug, Bazzil Cardstock and Bling. I used Sizzix leaves and for the 'metal' I used Making Memories alphabet charms and pewter brads. I added Glossy Accents on the fish and 'Dads' wellies!!

So want to join in? then click HEREand have some fun...oh..and there are lots of prizes up for grabs too!!!
We are all looking forward to seeing your creations.....
Big Hugs!!

Monday 10 August 2009

A Lovely Award.......

Hi Guys..I have just received this lovely award from my crafting friend Linda she is such a darling and leaves so many kind comments on my creations..she a real credit to the crafty blogging world out there. So I would like to pass this sweet award on the lovely ladies out there that inspire me with their great creations everyday!!
Thank you again Linda for all your lovely're a star!!
Hugs to all..

Sunday 9 August 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge #63

This is another Sketch Challenge I found while having a little hop around would think I had better things to cant think of anything better than crafting!!! lol. Anyway I liked it so here is my entry... I like this nice simple look to it. I used Christmas Tilda again but hid the holly in her hair!! The DP's are Papermania Exquisite..these are very pretty...and then just added a silk and paper flower ( yes its Glimmer and some Craftworks Card Candy to finish...Do go and check out the fab DT cards here.
Thanks for stopping by..and I'll catch up with you all soon!

Just Magnolia Week 17 - Martine's Sketch

Oh wow! what a great sketch Martine has come up with this week!! and you really must go and check out the DT cards here they are truly awesome!!
I used Basic Grey DP's for this and I wanted to have darling Tilda sitting on a garden wall with the removable tag behind her..It seems to work I think. I used Glimmer mist on the flowers..I think that I will be using that a lot now as the effect is stunningly shimmery gorgeous..and we all like a bit shimmer dont we? I added a couple of beads to the tag for a bit of interest.
Thanks for having a look...
Kind regards

Carols Sketch Fun #9

This is my first entry to this challenge that I just happened to find while blog hopping..Its a great sketch so I just had to have a go. Do go and check it out here and Carol has great goodies to win too. I used K & Co and MME DP's a cute little Tilda and I punched flowers form co-ordinating paper. Finished with a bit of organza ribbon. I really enjoyed this one and I'll definately be back for another!!
Have Fun!!

Allsorts Challenge Week 13 - Vintage

This is my entry for this weeks Allsorts Challenge and what a great one it is. They want you to create with a Vintage theme. I do love this look but not having any 'vintage' stamps I chose a vintage look. I hope this still quailifies. Have a look at the DT cards here as they are great inspiration!!. The DP's I used are K & Co. together with Bazzill cardstock and Bazzil Bling. I coloured the ever fav 'Windswept' with Polychromo's and as I treated myself to some Glimmer mist yesterday, I spray the flowers with it and sprinkled a little glitter too!! A touch of organza ribbon with a cute pearl buckle finished it off.
Thanks for taking the time to have a look..I'll be back with some more..shortly.

OMG!!!!! ...more Exciting News!!!!!

Hi Guys...I have just found out that I have been chosen to join the DT for....

This is just the best news!! I am so thrilled to be part of a brand new Monthly Challenge and I do hope that all my friends out there will join in the challenges as they are going to be just great with fab prizes every month plus the winner gets to be a Guest Designer for the next!!!...I'm off to get a coffee to calm down!! Oh and it was this little sweetie that did it!!

Thank you so much Bec & Cheryl for choosing me and best wishes to all the other Ladies that were lucky enough to join the DT too!!
Big hugs to all!!

Saturday 8 August 2009

Allsorts Top Five !!!!!

Hi..I just want to say thank you the ladies at Allsorts for choosing my entry as one of their Top Five..that will be the fourth time now and I'm thrilled....Thank you so much!!!

Cant wait for the next challenge!!

Thursday 6 August 2009

Stamping Chic Colour Challenge - Summer DT Card

Hi guy's..well here it goes!!! So exciting!! This is my first DT card for this weeks Stamping Chic Colour Challenge - Summer I was inspired by the Bizzy Lizzies in my garden that have been enjoying all this rain we been having, they have never been so good and the colours are so vibrant!!
The DP's are Doodlebug and Bazzill Swiss dots card. I used sizzix leaves with the punched flowers that I embossed the backs to make them stand out and used 3d stickers for extra depth. The border is MS, CCSR sentiment, ribbon and card candy from stash plus a little glitter. I doodled on the leaves and flower middles to try to make them look a bit exotic!!! lol. Now do come an join us over at Stamping Chic its a great challenge and we looking forward to seeing your cards.
Have a great day!!

Stamping for the Weekend Challenge #9 - Alterations

Hi...another great challenge this week from one of my Fav's blogs - Stamping for the weekend..this week its 'Alterations'..they want you to Alter anything you like. Now I'm not overly into this I have to be honest...but thought I would have ago with a note book I bought a little while ago to do the very same with..I had Christmas Presents in mind!!..Anyway..the DP is Doodlebug and the white square is a frame from Craftworks and its embossed with swiss dots but you cant see that in the pic. I wanted to give a lush look so I used two velvet flowers one silk and then lots of paper roses. I added a few pearl stems I got from Hobbycraft and then glittered it a bit...Oh I also used some paper lace thingys from Doodlebug and a bit of spotted ribbon from stash. After I did all this I remembered that maybe I should have used a stamped image..umm oh well trust me!! lol I'm going to enter it anyway as I made the effort!!! lol
Do go and check out the DT inspirationshere and see how it should be done!!!!
Happy Crafting!!

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 13 - Sketch by Mina

Hi again..This is my entry for this weeks Truly Scrumptious challenge a sketch by Mina..and it is a great sketch..please go and check it out here the DT cards are just lovely!!

I have used my new MME Wild Asparagus DP's which are totally fab and I def will be getting more of these!! I coloured sweet 'Windswept' with prismas and added punched and paper flowers, dew drops and a bit of bling too!!
Have Fun!!

Friday Sketchers #63 - sketch by Jeanette

Hi this is my entry for this weeks Friday Sketech and what a great sketch by Jeanette. Do go and have a look at the DT cards here they are really fab!!
I used The Lovely 'Daisy' again..she is def a favourite of mine..The DP's are from The English Paper Company, I've had them ages and found them lurking in my stash, I just love the colour conbination. Punched and paper flowers, sizzix leaves and dew drops finish the look.

Have a great day..will be back later..I hope!!

Sunday 2 August 2009

Cup Cake Challenge 50 - Green..Pink..Brown..Animals & Flowers

Well there's a lot going on with the Cup Cake Challenge this week!! lol.. do go and have a peak at the DT's cards here they are just so fab!!.. Ok...out came Tilda with her cute little puppy and I added a couple of Rufus's too!!..The DP's are K & Co. and I added a punched flower and 3 gorgeous cherry blossoms to the sizzix leaves. Finished with Craftworks Card Candy.
Hope you have a great weekend ..what's left of it..I'll be back later today with more cards...

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 62 - Sketch by Caryn

Hi...This is my entry for this week A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge - a great sketch by Caryn... I do love a Sketch challenge and for this one I coloured my new Gorjuss one..she is called Bumble Bee but I think she makes a lovely fairy too!! The DP's are a digi download and I added 3 lovely cherry blossoms, a few dew drops and lots of sparkle to finish. Do go and check out the lovely DT's cards here
Happy Crafting!!

A.B.C. Challenge - Y is for Yellow!!

Hi again...this is my entry for this week A B C challenge - Y is for Yellow...not usually my kind of colour but it certainly brightened up my day what with all this rain we have been having ..and of course I had to used the lovely rainy day Tilda!!!
The DP's are Doodlebug and a download I found in my stash...I added a punched flower, dew drops and a cute little umbrella charm.
Do go and check out the DT's cards here they are great inspirations!!!

Allsorts Challenge - Week 12 - 3 2 1

Hi Guys...Its a lovely sunny day here in Kent... hope the weather is better for you where ever you are!! I've been a bit busy for the last couple of days...I've had a change around in my crafty area so that meant everything had to be packed away then shifted then unpacked into new but old desk and now I have to get used to it...but I think I have more room now as my ever increasing stash was taking over!!lol

So on to my card for this weeks Allsorts Challenge...I loved this one..the theme is 3 2 1 !...3 flowers...2 papers...and 1 ribbon. I coloured up an High Hopes images that I had given me..the papers are K & Co. but I dont know who the spotty one is as I found it in my stash and it matched quite well...I used 3 flowers..1 punched..1 silk..and 1 paper...and finished it off with a pretty pink ribbon. Do go and have a look at the Allsorts DT cards here..they are fab!!!

I'll be back shortly with a couple more challenges...
Have Fun !!