Thursday 30 August 2012

the minty one....

Its been a bit of a gloomy day here today, with the wind and the rain and Nippy's walk this morning got cut short for this very reason, so I came home, dried off and got busy......and today's card is the result!

This super cute Bugaboo image is coloured with promarkers (one of which is my new Mint Green pen, which together with this craft paper is making me fancy a mint aero....but I will resist!!!) The paper is Papermania Lucy Cromwell, which I have been using a lot of late and I can see me having to get a second pad 'cos I love it, the fancy square is a Go Kreate die, the circular sentiment is one of my own creations, the flowers are cut using a woodware punch and have finished with button, card candy and some very small pearls.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
i love promarkers - anything goes
cupcake craft challenges - flowers
stampin sisters in christ - punches/dies
natalie and amy - anything goes, first challenge

Just want to also mention that we have a new challenge today at aud sentiments, so go cehck it out and have a peep at the fabby DT cards

and thats all from me for now xx

Wednesday 29 August 2012

the one that was Kelly's wedding card

Hi all, hope you're having a good week so far. The last few days have been spent getting the last bits and bobs ready for Cameron, as he has his first day at secondary school tomorrow. We are all done now and pretty much ready to go.

So onto todays card, and this is the wedding card that I made for one of my "school mum" friends, using the super cutie image from Birdie Brown. Red and white was the colour scheme for the wedding, so this was the obvious choice. The sentiment was printed onto white card stock which was then partially embossed. The red gingham ribbon and the red gems came from my local haberdashery and the charm is from my stash, the wee flowers are made with a papermania 1cm punch. The bride and groom were delighted with the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
crafty sentiments - lets sparkle
dis digi design - wedding,anniversary, engagement
i love promarkers - anything goes

before I finish, just wanted to share a proud mummy photo with you all - this is my gorgeous boy all dressed up and smart in his new uniform

and thats all from me for now!

Monday 27 August 2012

the one with the flower charm.....

Hi all, hope you're all having a great holiday monday for those of us in England. After a really busy weekend, im planning a slightly more relaxing day today. This is one of the cards that I'd made last Thursday, that I wanted to share with you all. This adorable image (donated to me) is coloured with promarkers, the papers are Papermania Lucy Cromwell, the flowers are a Joycraft die, the charm and pearls are from my stash and the tab feature on either side of the image are a Go Kreate die cut into half.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
challenges4everybody - anything goes
stampin sisters in christ - dies and punches
craft your days away -farewell challenge
divas by design - anything goes
7 kids - #54 flower-power

and thats all from me for now......catch you all later xx

Saturday 25 August 2012

The one with the snowman and the sketch....

Hope you are all having a geat Saturday. Well, my feet have barely touched the ground since yesterday. Went off to our local ski centre with Megan, Cameron and my step daughter and her Fiance for an afternoon of tobogganing......oh my goodness, it was sooo much fun - will add photos later!!! Then this morning we were up bright and early for a trip to Bluewater shopping centre. There is an event on there just now called Rollerfest, which is like a big roller skating disco, with other fairground stuff going on too.......things got very competative on the dodgem cars, but it was lost of fun. Feeling a bit pooped now, so am settling in for a lazy afternoon.
Anyway, onto my card. I'd planned to get on with a couple of Christmas cards whilst I am off work, it takes me a wee while to get motivated with these for some reason, but I found this
super sketch to use and that boosted the mojo:
I found this on willow sketchie challenge, and here is my take on it.

I've had this image saved on my pc for a wee while, im not certain, but im fairly sure that it is a Willow Designs image, have coloured with promarkers and added glossy accent to the carrot and holly to give a bit of depth. The papers i've had for a couple of years now, I think they were a Papermania Christmas stack, have added card candi, bakers twine and charm to own made sentiment.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
willow sketchie challenge - Christmas in August with sketch
crafty anns - Christmas in August #72
Winter Wonderland - red and green
my time to craft - challenge 185 christmas in august

and thats all from me for now xx

Friday 24 August 2012

The one for my Friend.......

Oh my Goodness, its Friday! Where did that week pleased I've still got another week off!!

Well yesterday was a day of mixed emotions, I'd had my mum over and we had a lovely time crafting together, but in the morning I went to Megans school with her to collect the results from a GCSE history exam that she sat in May. The poor old bird was so disappointed with herself as she had got a "D" grade - now bearing in mind, that she is only 14 so she sat this paper two years ahead of schedule and she wont actually be sitting her actual GCSE's for another two years yet, I think she has done incredibly well and both the hubby and I, and our family, are all very proud of her!

Anyway, onto todays card and this is the card that I had made for the August Friendship Swap on Docrafts.

This adorable image is from Di's designs and is coloured with promarkers, the paper is from a me to you stack, the doily is from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop, the flowers area Joycraft die and the gingham ribbon and the blingy gems are from a local haberdashery.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
cute card thursday - bling it up
dutch dare - bling
7 kids challenge - flower power
forever friends - anything goes
lollipop crafts -anything goes
pink gem - animals or teddies
little claires -best friends

and thats all from me for now xx

Thursday 23 August 2012

The one with the four bears.....

Its an early one for me today as my Mum is coming over to do some crafting today.

So its Thursday and that means its Aud Sentiments Challenge day, our theme this time is to make a card with a number in the sentiment.......and here is my DT card:

This cute wee bear image is from digi darla designs who are our sponsors this time. Have replicated the bear and coloured with promarkers, have used c'oredinations card, dovecraft back to basics paper, four card candi and buttons and twine from stash. To take part in the challenge and also check out the other fabby DT cards, click the link at the top.

I would also like to enter this into these challenges:
bearly mine - anything goes
Forever Friends - anything goes
ready teddy go -anything goes

Have a lovely day all xx

Wednesday 22 August 2012

the one with the happy dance

have a look at this link

thats me, that chuffed to be chosen for todays Daily Talent Spot!

the one with two cats...

Hope you're having a good on a bit of a roll this week with the third post in as many days, lol! Way back in June I received some Hobbycraft vouchers from my work colleagues for my 40th birthday, and today I finally got chance to get over to Maidstone to spend 'em! Got a set of lacy circle nesties, some promarkers (on offer at the mo £1.56 for singles, woohoo!), a back to basics paper stack, some glue dots and dst, butterfly charms, a couple of cute little really useful boxes and some rosy apple sweeties to munch on the way home.

So onto todays card, this gorgeous image is from Wild Rose Studio,and coloured with promarkers, the papers, buttons and ribbon are from my own stash.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
The ribbon girls - august colour challenge
divas by design - anything goes
bunny zoes craft - summer
forever friends -anything goes
pink gem - animals or teddies

catch you all later xx

Tuesday 21 August 2012

the one with the sentiment in the middle....

So my time off from work is going well so far. Went and did Camerons big uniform shop yesterday and enjoying a lazy and chilled out day today as my step daughter and her fiance have whisked my two off for a day out in London. So here is the first of what I've been up to this morning

   I created the sentiment myself and used Tempus sans font, cut and mounted onto a doily from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop, the paper is Papermania - Lucy Cromwell, flowers from Papermania capsule collection, buttons from dovecraft back to basics and ribbon from stash - hope you like it!

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
Joanna Sheen - totally sentimental
House of Gilli - add a sentiment
make it monday - anything goes
craft your days away - anything goes last challenge :(

Now planning a spot of lunch and a bit of blog browsing before heading back to my desk....catch you all later xx

Monday 20 August 2012

the one with the borders and frames challenge

Hi all, hope you all had a great weekend! We were blessed with gorgeous weather here in Kent, so we hit the beach on Saturday and spent most of Sunday in the pool in the garden, sooo its Monday again and, woohhooo, I have got two weeks off work........its also challenge day with The Cutie Pie's

Our theme this time is "Borders and Frames", and we are being sponsored by the wonderful and super cute:
 who are offering our winner three fabby Pink Gem images!!!

Anyway, onto my DT card and I am using "Dragon Josh" - isnt he adorable!

He has been coloured with promarkers, the papers are from a stack that I found in The Works, have used Go Kreate dies and a Nellie Snellen tag die.
So to join in the fun and also check out our other gorgeous DT cards, click here

Wednesday 15 August 2012

The clean and simple one.........

Good Morning, hope all is well with you all! Had a dvd night, last night with the hubby and Megan and we watched a film called "p.s, I love you" - sweet film, but not as weepy as I expected it to be, but do have to say that Gerard Butler was very yummy in it

So for todays card, I've gone for full on, proper C&S.....I mean, I do generally lean in that direction, but as you can i've not just leaned that way, but actually toppled over and landed in a big puddle of C&S'ness!!!! Hope you like it anyway......

This very gorgeous dog is available as freebie digi from birds cards, and of course I am smitten with it as it is soooo much like a certain four legged fella not too far away from me! Have printed image and sentiment directly onto the card (font is tempus sans) He is coloured with promarkers, also used a c'bug border embossing folder just to add a bit of depth.

I made this card to enter the Simply Less is moore, feathers and fur challenge.

Have a lovely day xx

Tuesday 14 August 2012

the one with the green truck!

Good Morning all, not such a bright sunny morning here in Kent today, and I rather suspect that the downturn in the weather is due to the fact that I have two weeks holiday from next monday!!

Anyway, onto todays card and as i've not used this super cute H&S image for a wee while, it deserved an outing......

He is coloured with promarkers and his truck has a dollop of glossy accents to make it super shiny, the paper is a two peas in a bucket freebie download (sorry cant remember the name etc), the corrugated card was rescued from packaging at work and have cut with an x-cut star and a circular nestie, the sentiment is a creation by the lovely Pickle (thanks again Kerry) and the buttons and card candi are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into these challengs:
here come the boys - boys toys
make it monday - anything goes

anyway, have a lovely day whatever you're up to, im just going to have a quick blog browse before trotting off to work xx

Thursday 9 August 2012

Aud Sentiments, welcome baby!

Well, I did say earlier in the week that I would be back with another baby card and here it is:

Yes, we are making cards to Welcome a new baby, this week at aud sentiments and for my DT card I have used this adorable digi image from  stamp fairy who are sponsoring this challenge. There is still a week to join in, so why not hop over, have a looksie at the other gorgeous DT cards and join in!

I would also like to enter this card into:
 Stampin sisters in christ.- babies or pastels

Hope you've all had a good Thursday, we've been blessed with gorgeous sunshine here today, and Cameron went off to the beach with my step-daughter and Megan was out enjoying the sun with her group of girlies, so it was just me at home after work this afternoon, I could've had some crafting time, I could've settled down in the garden with my book (am reading The Notebook at the mo - its wonderful!!!) but no not me, I decided to dig around in the shed until I found our 12ft garden pool and spent the afternoon scrubbing that down, it is now clean and fresh, so the plan is too chuck the hose it and fill it overnight, so I do hope this weather holds out!!!

cheerio for now!

Tuesday 7 August 2012

the one for Lavinia

Todays card is one I made for a work colleague who has recently had a baby daughter, as you can see she is called Lavinia, which is a wee bit unusual, but sweet, I think!

I have used this image several times recently, it is a little smasher to colour. It is a freebie from ellephantastic. have used nesties to mat and layer, and also a doily too The sentiment is printed directly onto the paper. card candi, ribbon and button from stash, pram charm from ewe too can craft.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
ready-teddy-go - anything goes
fashionista challenge - baby or birthday
incy wincy designs - girly creations
paper pretties - use scallops
stampin sisters in christ - babies or pastels

and thats it for now, will be back with another baby card on Thursday - my DT card for our challenge at aud sentiments for this week.

Monday 6 August 2012

Spots and Stripes with The Cutie Pies!

Welcome to Monday....and what a weekend its been! Olympic fever has taken over my house, and we have cheered and cried, sung our hearts out the the national anthem and done a lot of "Bolt Posing" too.....and its not over yet!

Anyway, onto cards and stuff and its challenge day with  The Cutie Pie's and this time its all about
and here is my DT card (made at the end of July for Cameron's teacher)

This super cute image is from the wonderful Bugaboo who together with Stamp and Create are our lovely sponsors for this challenge.

have used: promarkers to colour image
both spots and stripes paper from a stack that came from The Works
faux stitching and sentiment printed on (font tempus sans)
buttons, ribbon and twine from stash.

Once again, we would love to have your company for this challenge, so click the link at the top to join in and check out the other wonderful DT cards.

I would also like to enter this into these challenges:
ribbon girls - bingo (image, buttons and twine)

and thats it for me for now, enjoy the rest of your day xx

Saturday 4 August 2012

Happy Saturday!

Good Morning all, hope you're all having a lovely weekend and enjoying the Olympics! (go team GB!!)

So, I made a card for a friends wedding that we went to last weekend, and I only went and forgot to take a photo of the card.....d'oh! Will try and "borrow" it when I see her next! However, as it was such a cute image I thought I'd just made an extra card for my box....and here it is:
This image is from Birdie Brown, Torico's images are just adorable, you gotta have a look. This is coloured with the trusty promarkers, with "lavender"stickles and glossy accents on the wee chaps shoes. The gingham paper is a freebie download from Bev Rochester, and the lovely dotty paper is from a Fizzy Moon stack, ribbon and brad from stash and the doily is from Pretty Llittle Ribbon Shop (40p for 15....bargin or what!)

Hope you like it, I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - clean and simple
The Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - spots and dots

catch you all soon xx

Wednesday 1 August 2012

The one with the "oldie but goodie"

So, I thought I'd print off some Christmas Digi's and get cracking with some colouring and then I stumbled upon Lottie....she is an oldie from Digi Stamp Boutique, and I'd actually forgotten all about her, I do love her dungarees, so just had to print off a few. She is coloured with the trusty promarker and have paper pieced her dungies.The papers are from Paper Cellar, the printed sentiment is one of Kerry's (aka Pickle) creations and the other one is a cuttlebug folder. The flowers are cut from a Marianne die, the pearls are from stash, and the large brad and the other embellishment thingy is from Papermania capsule set which I found for £2 in Staples...yay!

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
my mums craft shop - Ice Cream colours (Vanilla, Cookie Dough and Peach Cobbler)
i love promarkers - spots and stripes
paper pretties - use two or more papers

thats me for now....catch you all later xx