Wednesday, 29 June 2011

St Luke's Charity Challenge - Come Fly with Me

The theme of the challenge over at St Luke's Charity is Come Fly with Me.  I decided to use a range of digi images from the lovely Paulette over at Create with TLC called Ready for Take Off - these were freebies and comprise different backing papers, sentiment and image of the plane.  These were printed out and die cut using nesties.  I then sponged the edges with Distress Inks and painted with these as well.  I've made a small easel card which I covered with the backing paper and the rosette is a Tim Holtz die and I used the remaining piece of backing paper for it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 25 - Penguins

This week's challenge over at Humbug Hall is Penguins.  After having a look through my stash I decided to use this digi stamp from Prairie Fairy which is called Polar Pals.  I've coloured with Promarkers and added Stickles for the snow and wings.  The image has been die cut using nesties and I sponged around the edge.  This has been layered onto another die cut in a co-ordinating colour.  The backing paper is from Dovecraft "Let it Snow" pad and has cute little penguins on it.  The borders are made using a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.  The sentiment is computer generated using Summer's Snowman font which you can get here.  The photo corners are an EK Success punch and I added a ribbon to finish.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Less is More - Week 21 - Sketch

This week the LIM Divas have asked us to follow a sketch which they've posted on their blog - pop over to have a look and maybe join in.  I've taken a white 8"x8" card blank and cut a piece of pearl card to go across the centre.  I then used my nesties "Blossom" to cut three apertures in this piece of card.  This was put through my Joy using a Creative Expressions embossing folder.  On the three die cuts I stamped images from a stamp set by Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque) using Stampin Up inkpads in co-ordinating colours.  I used shaker tape to place the piece of card on the base and then photo glue on the stamped die cuts (so I could wiggle them around a bit if needed).  The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set.  I added some Diamond Stickles to highlight areas on the stamping.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Die Cut Dreams - Red, White & Blue

The latest challenge over at Die Cut Dreams is Red. White and Blue.  I have chosen a digi image for this which is called MotoDog and it was a freebie from Bird.  It's been coloured with ProMarkers and Diamond Glaze used on the metallic elements of the bike and his helmet etc.  The image and mat have been cut out using nesties.  The papers were free with a magazine and I've added a ribbon border.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and is called Film Strip Sentiments and the die used to cut out the film strip was also from Whimsy Stamps.  The roses were made using a die and the blue fern leaves were punched out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Do it with Digi's - Animal Magic

The latest challenge over at Do it with Digi's is Animal Magic.  Recently I've managed to put all my digi images into folders because they were all over the place so I just popped into my Animals file and found this cute image of a bear with a huge ice cream cone which was a freebie from Anne and the other day the lovely Paulette at Create with TLC gave away a sentiment which fitted perfectly with the image.  I have made a box easel card and die cut the image and sentiment and their mats with nesties.  The image was coloured using ProMarkers.  I used a snow writer on the ice cream - left it to dry and then heated it for a raised effect.  I then added a few flowers and a tassel to the drawer.

Thanks for dropping by - happy crafting!

PS  Thanks to everyone who left messages wishing my printer better........... it worked!!!  It's feeling fine and dandy and is doing what it does best - printing in every colour!!!  lol

Sunday, 19 June 2011


This week's challenge over at Less Is More is monograms.  I've got a slight problem with my printer at the moment and it will only print out in black and blue and as I don't have any stamps that would fit this challenge I needed to create something on the computer.  So, here is my blue card!!!  lol  I created the monogram, text and fairy image in CraftArtist and all I've added is some glamour dust.  It's been matted onto matching blue card and then onto white.  Both the mat and front of the card have been put through my Joy machine in a Stampin Up embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Bah! Humbug! - Scarves & Mittens

This week's challenge over at Humbug Hall is scarves & mittens.  I must admit to having a slight problem this week as I was going to have a look through some of my Christmas CD's but my printer is poorly and even if I'd found something suitable I couldn't have printed it out.  I think it's taken pity on Max and come out in sympathy!!!  lol

Anyway I couldn't think of any stamps that would fit the bill but came across one of these lovely toppers from Lili of the Valley which has scarves and mittens in abundance.  I started off by die cutting my base card using my Spellbinders' Book Pages dies.  I trimmed the topper and then die cut the mat with a scalloped square die which was then embossed with an Impressabilities plate and then sponged through with Distress Ink Fired Brick.  The backing paper and ribbon are from my stash and the sentiment is a peel off.  The addition of a couple of gems and some flexible border peel offs finished the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

More blog candy

Paulette over at Create with TLC is giving away some Digi Blog Candy - pop over and have a look at her wonderful creations.  She is so generous in giving away free digi stamps so if you sign up for her newsletter you will never miss out.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Yummy blog candy........

Roberta over at the fantastic Prairie Fairy has got some yummy blog candy up for grabs - see my side link.  Pop over and have a look and get yourself entered via Mr Linky.  Good luck.

Bah Humbug Challenge 23 - Whateva............ Teenagers!!!

Well, the ladies over at Humbug Hall have definitely set us a challenge this week........... I must admit when I saw the title of Whateva............. I thought we had a free rein on the design - but reading further down the post this card needs to be focused on Teenagers............. so off I went muttering Bah Humbug to myself softly!!!!  lol

Then I remember a great Debbi Moore CD called Funky Divas Kerry Jo Christmas CD and knew I'd find something suitable.  After having a good look round at the images I decided that this image would fit the bill nicely.  The actual template for the shaped card is also on the CD.  Each element was printed out and the sentiment was computer generated using text boxes in Word.  The actual phrase was on the CD but I didn't think it had enough pizzazz to go with the card.  I decoupaged a couple of Christmas puddings and added a bow and some Stickles to finish it off.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Less is More - Week 19 - One Layer "In the Frame"

This week the challenge over at Less Is More is for the LIMettes to design a one layer card using a frame as inspiration. 

I die cut an aperture using a nestie in a scrap piece of paper and laid this over my base card.  I then sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the edges moving in towards the middle.  I then stamped the mushrooms and fairy using Versafine black ink.  These stamps are from a set by Personal Impressions Fairy Silhouette.  I cut a circle aperture for the moon and sponged Faded Jeans D/I through.  The foliage is from Chocolate Baroques Teeny Weeny Meadow set and these were again stamped using Faded Jeans D/I.  I used a Quickie Glue pen on the fairy's wings and the fairy dust and used Glamour Dust Crystal over the top.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Die Cut Dreams - Recipe

The latest challenge over at Die Cut Dreams is a recipe to use 3 stamps, 3 flowers and a bow.    I have used my Stampin Up church and sentiment for this card.  I decided to make it monochrome and so started with a cream card blank and added two background papers from my stash and a ribbon bow where the papers joined.  The large floral swirl is from Clarity Stamps.  I have used Distress Inks for all the stamping.  I cut out the main image with a nestie and added a frame around it.  The final addition was three flowers in matching colours.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Less is More - Week 18 - Colour - Monochrome

This week's challenge over at Less is More is a monochrome colour challenge but still keeping to the CAS brief.

I have taken a cream square card blank and used my Penny Black Flying Stars stamp.  I have inked it up using Stampin Up inkpads in Summer Sun, More Mustard and Really Rust and clear embossed the image.  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up using the same inkpads and cut out using the Stampin Up labels punch.  I have also added a few dots of Quickie Glue and some Glamour Dust.

Hope everyone had a great crafty weekend.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Bah Humbug - challenge 22 Surprise Surprise

This week's challenge over at Humbug Hall is Surprise Surprise and to produce something which contains a 'Surprise'.  My sister recently made me a birthday card with a surprise and so have decided to make one of these tea light cards (my one contained pots of glitter - what else!!!).

The backing card I've used is from Dovecraft "Let it Snow" pad and the main cardstock is a pearl copper card.  The stamp is by Judikins called "Angel Peeking" and it's been stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers.  I used a Quickie Glue Pen around the halo and wings and added Glamour Dust.  I have used nestabilities labels 4 to die cut everything on this project including the aperture in the box which has an acetate window.  The sentiment inside is from Dovecraft Christmas Wishes clear stamp set.  Everything has been finished off with some gold glitter ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Do it with Digi's - It's all about the boys..................

The current challenge over at DIWD's is It's all about the boys.  I have used a John Byers Nostalgia digistamp which was a free download from DoCrafts.  I have made a centre stepper card and hunted around the internet to find a free image of a football ground.  I then printed this out to the same size as the centre stepper card and cut it into three - the centre panel and two outers.  The two friends have been coloured with Promarkers and cut out and stuck to the centre panel with silicone glue.  The grass was achieved by using one of my quilling dies to add a fringe to the green textured paper.  The rosette has been die cut using my Tim Holtz paper rosettes die.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!!