Saturday, 30 June 2012

Patriotic Teddy


I couldn't resist this little guy when I saw him on the Pink Gem website - isn't he cute?!  He's called 'Patriotic Teddy' and is part of their 'Best of British' selection.

I've used papers from two sets which came free with magazines - a selection of the Portobello Road papers and some from the Simply Homemade magazine.  I've also used some red chain style peel offs round the outer blue layer to give some extra definition and a couple of white Card Candi to finish it off.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday Challenges - 'amazing animals'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'patriotic'
The Poodles Parlour - 'cute and/or cuddly'
Totally Papercrafts - 'can you digi it'?'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'bear necessities'
Shopping Our Stash - 'red, white and blue'

Friday, 29 June 2012

Mimosa So Lovely


This is a stamp I bought a couple of weeks back with a voucher I won for Bunny Zoe's shop - it's a Bild Malarna stamp called 'Mimosa So Lovely' and I love it!

I've used papers from the Boho Chic pad and some lace which I've coloured with brown ink.  The little sentiment tag is from Craftwork Cards and I've also added some pearls.  I've also used my Fiskars Threading Water punch along with bottom edge of the card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Moving Along With the Times - 'happy birthday'
Fab 'n' Funky - 'cute and girly'
The Paper Shelter - 'punches and/or dies'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'embellish it'
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - 'polka dot with a birthday theme'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'any die will do'

Thursday, 28 June 2012

New from Little Claire - Christmas Beach Huts


Another great new Christmas stamp has just been added to the Little Claire website and this time it's 'Christmas Beach Huts'.  It's a beautiful stamp with lots of little details - each time you look at it, you'll notice something different!

Here's a close up of the image:

If you look carefully, you'll see fairy lights, stockings, boots, holly, ribbons, a horse shoe and three really cute little signs at the top of the beach huts plus lots more!

You can see the wonderful cards from my fellow Design Team members here on the blog plus there's a chance to win one of the stamps!

The paper I've used is from a Forever Friends pad and the lovely ribbon and kraft paper is from Little Claire.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge - 'Christmas in June'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'bingo' (red, free (gems) and ribbon)
Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Making a Scene


This is my DT card for the brand new challenge on the Nutcrafters blog - this time we'd like you to 'create a scene'.  For more details and to see the cards from my fellow Design Team members, click here.

The prizes on offer are:

Main Prize...


To spend in the Nutcrafters store...

Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...

2 Digi stamps or 1 Digi stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)

I've used one of the brand new digi sets which will be added to the website very soon.  I coloured and then cut out the little girl and then used foam pads to place her in front of the flower cart to create a little scene.  The paper is from Craft Creations, the ribbon from my stash and the little sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 'clean and simple'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'summer time girls'
Party Time Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Paper Makeup Stamps Blog - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New from Little Claire - Christmas Owl Tree


Brand new on the website today from Little Claire is the first of this year's Christmas stamps - 'Christmas Owl Tree'.  It's a great stamp - aren't those owls cute?  You can find see lots of great inspiration using the stamp here on the blog plus there's a chance to win one of the stamps too!

For the first of my two cards (above) I used some paper from GCD Studio plus some kraft paper and finished the card with some Card Candi and bling.


For this next card I used paper from Craft Creations, a piece of sheer ribbon and some more bling and Card Candi.  The sentiment on both cards is a Little Claire peel off.

There's another great Christmas design to come on Thursday!

I'd like to enter my cards in the following challenges:

Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes'
One Stop Craft Challenge - 'Christmas in June'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'things with wings'
Craft Your Passion - 'things with wings'
Cupcake Craft Challenges - 'birds of a feather'

Monday, 25 June 2012

Have a Sunny Day!


I bought a big bundle of digi stamps recently when Pollycraft stopped trading and this is one of my favourites from the selection included.  I've just some papers from the First Edition 'Spring Drop' pad - not my usual colours but I thought they go well with the image.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - 'summer'
Cute Card Thursday - 'here comes summer'
Emergency Crafters - 'summer sun'
Joanna Sheen Challenge - 'summer daze'

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Some ATCs


Something different today - I'm sharing three ATCs that I made recently for a swap in one of the Yahoo online groups I belong to.  The floral stamps I used are all free cover stamps from Craft Stamper and the words are from a Kaisercraft set.  The papers are all from my 'leftover box' - a big box of bits of paper I've had left after making bigger projects.  Perfect for making ATCs!

I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:

ATCs and Cards With Attitude - 'anything goes'
Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'flowers in bloom'
Crafts and Me Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Simon Says Stamp - 'anything but a card'
2 Sisters Challenge - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Fairy Lights


This is a card I was asked to make recently for a dentistry student who has just graduated - I was specifically asked for a pink fairy card and it took me a little while to realise it was the tooth fairy!!

The stamp I used is 'Fairy Lights' from Nutcrafters and the patterned paper is from the the Dovecraft 'Princess Fairytale' pack - I thought it was just right for this image.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and then added my clear Atyou Spica pen over the wings and the star on the wand to give it some sparkle - not easy to see on the photo but I think you can just pick it up.  The little self adhesive sparkly stones are from DoCraft.  Finally, the sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'bingo' (die cut, free and glitter)
Passion for Promarkers - 'glitter and pastels'
Crafty Catz - 'pastel colours'

Friday, 22 June 2012

Little Claire Blog Project


This week it's my turn to host the weekly project on the Little Claire blog and I decided to make a double easel card with some of the gorgeous Little Claire Die Cuts.  You can find all the details plus step by step photos here on the blog.  The card was a bit of an experiment but I was pleased with the way it turned out!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - 'flips and folds'
Divas by Design - 'to die for'
Simply Create Too - 'country where you live' (Britain)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Special Delivery


I was recently asked to make a card for a new Grandma and this is what I made.  I used 'Special Delivery' from Lili of the Valley together with some blue gingham paper and American Craft card.  The sentiment is computer generated and I finished the card with some white Card Candi.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

OLLCB - 'baby, baby'
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - 'about the boys'
Southern Girls Challenge - 'oh baby, baby'

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

New Challenge at Penny's - Ice Cream


This is my DT card for the brand new challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge Blog which is 'ice cream'.  I used an image from one of our challenge sponsors, the very cute 'Lacey' from The Digi Garden - isn't she sweet?  The papers I've used are from the Back to Basics 3 collection - I chose colours that look a bit like ice cream!

As well at The Digi Garden, the challenge has also been sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and Eye Candi Creations.  You can find all the details about the challenge plus lots of gorgeous cards from my fellow DT members here on the challenge blog.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - 'food'
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - 'plaids or stripes'
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog - 'spots and dots'
Divas by Design - 'to die for'
Crafts and Me - 'anything goes'
Fab 'n' Funky Designs - 'polka dots'

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Chloe in the Garden


Today I'm sharing a card made with a Pink Gem stamp called 'Sitting Chloe' - I've coloured the image with Promarkers and paper pieced her trousers with green gingham paper.  I've followed the sketch at Pink Gem and use one of my Go Kreate dies to cut out the image panel.  The sentiment and Card Candi are from Craftwork Cards and I've added two paper flowers coloured with my Pink Carnation Promarker.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - 'paper piecing and piercing'
2 Sisters Challenge - 'plaid and/or stripes'
Pink Gem Challenge - 'sketch'
Little Miss Muffett - 'loads of layers'

Monday, 18 June 2012

Summer Daydream


This is another Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Summer Daydream'.  I die cut the image using one of the scalloped oval Nestabilities and then coloured with Promarkers.  The base layer is purple pearl card which I've punched along the bottom edge with my Fiskars Threading Water punch.  I've then added Craft Creations paper, some lace and little pearls in each corner of the card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - 'lavender and lace'
Totally Stampalicious - 'card for a teen'
Lili's Little Fairies - 'in the garden'
Crafty Ann's Challenge - 'it's a girl thing'
Cute Card Thursday - 'punch drunk'
Divas by Design - 'summer theme'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'feeling punchy'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'colour it up'

Sunday, 17 June 2012

New Challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox - Make it Sparkle


Today we've got a brand new challenge on The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'Make it Sparkle'.  

For this challenge we're sponsored by:


The prize for the winner is 7 digis!

We were able to choose an image from Bugaboo to work with and I chose 'Little Penguin - Winter Bench' which you can find here on the website.

My 'sparkle' comes from the wonderful Glitter Sparkle Sheets from Little Claire - I put the sheet over the top of my image (coloured with Promarkers) and it gives a lovely sparkle which I hope you can pick up from the photo.  I kept the rest of my design very simple - just some paper from Dovecraft, some red card and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - 'clean and simple'
Emergency Crafters - 'things with wings'
Christmas Card Challenges

Saturday, 16 June 2012

New Little Claire Challenge- Jubilee


A brand new challenge has been launched today on the Little Claire Blog and our theme is 'Jubilee' - for more details and to see the cards from my fellow DT members, please click here.  The winner will receive some Little Claire goodies.

For my card (above) I've used 'King Robert and Queen Daisy' and also the 'Bunting' set.  The papers I've used are from the Portobello Road set and I've also used some red and navy card and Card Candi.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - 'trooping the colour'
Craft Your Passion - 'anything goes'
Stamp and Create - 'bold and bright'
Cupcake Craft Challenges - 'red, white and blue'
The Poodles Parlour - 'red, white and blue'
Saturday Challenge - 'red, white and blue'
Passion for Promarkers - 'lots of layers'

Friday, 15 June 2012

Three Quick Cards


These are a few quick cards that I've made recently - all very simple.  The first one (above) uses a Nutcrafters stamp called 'Washing Line' and a strip of gingham paper.  The sentiment is from Personal Impressions.


Next a card using 'Man Squares' from Little Claire and some blue card plus a peel off greeting.


And finally a card made with one of my Elzybells stamps and some pink card - I'm not sure what this one is called but it's one of my favourites.

I'd like to enter my cards in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - 'male cards' (second card)
DYSU - 'men/boys' (second card)
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - 'clean and simple'
OLLCB - 'baby, baby' (first card)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'flowers in bloom'

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Will He Find Us?


This is one of my favourite Christmas stamps - a cute image and it doesn't take long to colour in!  It's called 'Will He Find Us?' and is a Little Claire stamp.  I've used some paper from Forever Friends and also some blue American Crafts card and silver paper to layer the card.  I finished the card with a sentiment from Craftwork Cards and some silver nail head gems.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Forever Friends - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'critters'
The Paper Shelter - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New Challenge at Nutcrafters - Spots and/or Stripes


It's my turn to host the challenge at Nutcrafters and I've chosen the theme of 'spots and/or stripes' - nice and easy for everyone!

For my card (above) I used 'Skater Boy' which is one of the Cutie Pie digi stamps - you can find it here on the website.  The paper I've used is from a Craftwork Cards magazine pack that I've had for ages - I thought the colours were perfect for this card!  The sentiment is also from Craftwork Cards.

You can find more details about the challenge together with the cards from my fellow Design Team members here on the blog.  This is what you can win:

Main Prize...
To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)
 
I'd also like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Simply Create Too - 'father's day or masculine'
The Crafty Pad - 'let's hear it for the boys'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'for that special guy'
Make My Monday - 'father's day/masculine'
Lexi's Creations - 'happy birthday'

GDT Card for ABC Christmas Challenge - L is for Lyrics



Today I'm very excited to be joining the ABC Christmas Blog Challenge as a Guest Design Team member!  The theme of the challenge is 'L is for Lyrics' and you can find all the details plus the rest of the gorgeous cards from the Design Team here.


There are two sponsors for this challenge - Simon Says Stamp and Saturated Canary.  I got to choose a Saturated Canary digi and picked 'Christmas Angel'.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I've layered it with some silver paper and lilac Bazzill.

A big thank you to the girls at the ABC Christmas Challenge for inviting me to join them!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - 'anything goes'
Southern Girls Challenge - 'things with wings'
Christmas Card Challenges
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - 'it's a girl thing'
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - 'girls, girls, girls' 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

DIY for Dad


This card was made using 'DIY' from Little Claire - if you look closely, you'll see the little sign hanging on the step ladder says 'gone to the pub'!  I've also used the 'Dad' stamp from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which is a great collection of stamps for family members.

My layers are tan gingham from Craft Creations and some Bazzill Card and I finished the card with some Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Simply Create Too - 'happy father's day'
One Stop Craft Challenge - 'father's day'
Saturday Challenge - 'happy father's day'
The Crafty Pad - 'one for the boys'
Make My Monday - 'father's day/masculine'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'for that special guy'
Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge Blog - 'father's day'
Passion for Promarkers - 'lots of layers'
Papertake Weekly - '3, 2, 1' (3 Card Candi, 2 stamps, 1 patterned paper

Monday, 11 June 2012

Scooter Boy


This little guy is called 'Scooter Boy' and is from Lili of the Valley.  I've also used a new Darice embossing folder I bought recently which I thought was perfect for male cards. The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - 'one for the boys'
Milk Coffee Challenges - 'let's see some embossing'
Charisma Cardz - 'travel'
DYSU - 'paper piecing'
Simply Create Too - 'for a male'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'travel'
The Crafty Pad - 'let's hear it for the boys'

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Lily at the Beach


This little cutie is called Lily and is from the Pink Cat Studio stamp set called 'Lily at the Beach' - isn't she sweet?  The paper I've used is from the First Edition 'Spring Drop' pad and I've followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday.  I've layered the image with some pink and blue card and dry embossed the pink panel with my Swiss Dots folder.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Milk Coffee Challenge - 'let's see some embossing'
Crafty Ann's Challenge - 'it's a girl thing'
Crafty Catz - 'summer time'
Raise the Bar - 'did someone say summer?'
Totally Gorjuss - 'sunshine'
Allsorts - 'ice cream colours'
The Crazy Challenge - 'childhood memories'
Sketch Saturday

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Carnations


Last week I was lucky enough to win a choice of four digi images from the Meljens site from the Cutie Pie blog challenge.  It was a difficult choice because there are so many great images on the site but I finally made my choice and this is one of them 'Pair of Carnations'.

I've kept my card design very simple because it's such a lovely image - just some green gingham from Craft Creations and some pink card to frame the image.  I've also added some Card Candi coloured with a Promarker.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Calender Challenge - 'flowers in bloom'
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - 'trees and nature'
Truly Scrumptious - 'flower power'
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - 'go green' (I'm also entering their GDT call)
Polka Doodles - 'lots of flowers'
Meljen's Designs - 'anything goes'

Friday, 8 June 2012

Red, White and Blue Daisy



 This is one of my favourite stamps from the recent Little Claire 'Lovely Jubblies' stamps - the very cute 'Travelling Daisy'

I decided to try something a bit different with my card so I cut a panel out of the side of a square card so I had space for the main image and then put the sentiment on the smaller section.  I've also decoupaged the flag and the little tag on her suitcase.

The papers I've used are from the Portobello Road range and I've added some red card and Card Candi.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Sarah Hurley Challenge - 'red, white and blue'
Passion for Promarkers - 'red, white and blue'
Creative Craft Challenge - 'patriotic colour challenge'
I Love Promarkers - 'for a little girl'
Crafty Ann's Challenge - 'it's a girl thing'
Papertake Weekly - 'anything goes'
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'travel' (Daisy is sitting on her suitcase!)

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Introducing Sweetheart Marci ...


Isn't she sweet?  I couldn't resist another La-La Land stamp when I won a voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp in a recent challenge - my only problem was choosing which one to buy!  This one is called 'Sweetheart Marci' and I've used her with my favourite colour combination - pink and brown.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and then added some glitter to the heard with a clear Spica Atyou pen - it doesn't show up in the photo but I promise it's there!  I also followed the sketch from the current challenge at Totally Gorjuss.

The pink spotty paper is from a pad that came with the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft and I've layered it with some brown paper.  The button is from 'Georgina's Stitching and Buttons Set' from Little Claire and the Card Candi and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Paper Pretties - 'favourite colour combo'
I Love Promarkers - 'for a little girl'
Saturday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Ooh La La Creations Challenge - 'make it girly'
Totally Gorjuss - 'sketch challenge'

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

New Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - I Love You Dad


Today I'm very excited to be taking part in my first challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafy Challenge Blog as a Design Team member!  Our theme for the new challenge is 'I Love You Dad' and you can find all the details of the challenge plus lots of inspiration from my fellow Design Team members here on the blog.  We're also having another Design Team call - more details on the blog.

For this challenge we have three sponsors - Robyn's Fetish, Eye Candie Creations and Digi My World.  

The images I've used for my card come from Eye Candie Creations - 'Beer Treat' and 'Curly Mustache Treat'.  I also used some brown paper and tan tartan paper plus a peel off greeting and some black self adhesive gems.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Milk Coffee Challenge - 'use die cuts'
Here Come the Boys - 'anything goes'
The Poodles Parlour - 'father's day/male card'
Cutie Pie Challenge - 'die cuts'
Love to Create - 'father's day'
Totally Stampalicious - 'create a funny card'
Creative Inspirations - 'card for a male'
Digital Tuesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Armchair Bear


Summer is definitely well and truly over here for the moment so I've been busy making cards today.  Here's one of them made with the Lili of the Valley 'Armchair Bear' stamp.  I've also used 'Georgina's Buttons and Stitching Stamp Set' from Little Claire for the buttons and the sentiment from 'Seascape' also from Little Claire.

The paper I've used is from one of the Papermania Capsule Collections and I've layered it with some blue card and some kraft paper.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - 'anything goes'
By the Cute and Girly - 'cute as a button'
The Stamp Man Challenge - 'make it for a man'
Love to Create - 'father's day or special guy'
Sweet Stamps Blog - 'for Dad'
Shopping Our Stash - 'father's day or masculine'
Papertake Weekly - 'anything goes'

I'll be back tomorrow with my first DT card for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog!

Monday, 4 June 2012

New Challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox - Winter or Summer


A brand new challenge has just been launched at The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'Winter or Summer'.  Have a look here at the blog for more details and to see the cards made by fellow Design Team members.

For this challenge we are sponsored by:


The prize for the lucky winner is 5 digital stamps of their choice.

Robyn's Fetish also gave the DT members a choice of images to use in the challenge and I picked 'Mittens' which you can find here on their website - I thought it would be perfect for the challenge.  I used some paper from a Forever Friends Christmas pack and a sentiment and Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - 'use a digi'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'K is for keep it simple'
Jingle Belles - 'inspired by a song (Let It Snow)'
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - 'monochromatic'
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'it takes two'
Paperplay Challenges - 'use two of something'
Divas by Design - 'anything goes'

Friday, 1 June 2012

Bed of Roses - New from Little Claire


A brand new Little Claire club stamp has just been added to the website here - the beautiful 'Bed of Roses' set. 

The first of my cards (above) is the club card for June - the easel card comes ready made which is available here on the website and the pink patterned paper is available here.  I've layered it up with kraft paper and added some Card Candi coloured with Pink Carnation Promarker.  I've used one of the sentiments 'Home Sweet Home' to stamp across the front of the base and the front of the top layer too.  I paper pieced the bed spread and pillows and decoupaged the cushions.


For my second card I've used paper piecing again this time with a different patterned paper.  On this card I added some of the little extra heart stamps and used one of the other sentiments.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes'
Totally Gorjuss - 'something new' (my stamp)
Crafty Sentiments Design - 'anything goes'
Divas by Design - 'anything goes'

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