Saturday, 29 January 2011

Fairy card

Here's a card I made last night. I made another similar to this, but on the second the fairy has ginger hair, just like the little girl who will receive the card. It was one of my first commissions that wasn't for a family member. :-)

I've used a Lili of the valley stamped image coloured in with Promarkers, Sakura pens and stickles glitter. The papers and ribbon are from Craftwork cards, the flowers are from Prima, the Celebration time sentiment is from Papermania, the ticket 'make a wish' stamp is frm Whimsy stamps edged with Distress inks. The brads are from American crafts and I've edged the white paper with a Martha Stewart edge punch.
I'd like to enter this into:
Bee Crafy Tuesday Challenge - Challenge 13 - Sketch
A Gem of a challenge - Challenge 13 - Ribbon and lace
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge 10 - Spots or stipes
Crafty Catz - Challenge 67 - Flowers
Fun at Fairy Knoll challenge - Challenge 35 - Flowers
Totally papercrafts challenge - Challenge 51 - one for the kiddies
The sisterhood of crafters - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 105 - Something girly
I did it Creations Challenge - Challenge 39 - For a child

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tag Birthday Card

What fun I had making this card!! Over at CRAFT challenge this weeks challenge (number 87) is to make a gate fold card with tag insert. One of my fellow design team members Annette has made a wonderful tutorial us to follow.
This week our sponsor is Aifactory and the winner gets to choose 2 digi images from her store:

Here's my card:

The digi image was from Aifactory and is called 'birds on a branch' which I've coloured in with Promarkers. The papers are froma Anna Griffin mat pack. The stamp is from Paula Pascual, the corner stickers are from K & Co and the flower and butterfly stickers are from Hobbycraft.
Thnaks for looking, you can fnd the other Dt cards here.
I'd like to enter this into:
Die Cut dreams challenge - Challenge 81 - Use a digi and rubber stamp together

Monday, 24 January 2011

Valentines card......

Over at Lexis creations this week we want to see your valentines day cards. This weeks sponsor is Fairy Dust Crafts, the DT have made some gorgeous cards using Lexis digi images which are availible as a digi image or stamp from Fairy Dust Crafts

Here's my card:

This is the first card I've made in this style, I hope my hubby likes it :-)
I've used two of Lexis images: Heart on a wire and husband and wife. I've used Tim Holtz distress inks around the images and on the card candy. The heart sticker is from Papermania, the flowers are Prima, the punch is a Martha Stewart one, the ribbon and heart button are from Crafty Ribbons and the papers are Basic grey except the pink spotty paper, and I can't remember where this is from!!
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other DT cards

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Owens butterfly

This is my last entry for today, here's Owens butterfly that he made ealier this week that I'd like to share. I still have to put some string on it to hang up in his bedroom. He put sooooo much glue on for the glitter to stick to that it took over 24 hours to dry!! He'd like to enter this into Kona Kid Krafters - challenge 15 - anythings goes/wings

My New Tilda Stamp...

I know I'm a bit early, but I wanted to have a play with a Tilda stamp I got for my birthday so I decided to make a Mothers day card.

The images is a Magnolia Tilda stamp coloured in with Promarkers, the flowers are from Bee crafty and Prima. The ribbon from Crafty ribbons, the papers from My Minds eye and I've used liquid pearls round the image. My also used a Martha Stewart punch lacey punch on the flower paper and some pearl gems.
I'd like to enter this into
The Crafty Pad - challenge 105 - Something girly
Magnolia Stamp lovers - Sentiment challenge
A Gem of a Challenge - challenge 13 - Lace and ribbon
Stamp Something - Cute Something
Phindy's place - challenge 39 -Lace and Pearls (does a lace punch count too?)
I love Promarkers - Challenge 49 - KISS Keep it sweet and simple

Liams fairy birthday card

My son, Liam made a super cute card for his childminder who's birthday it is tomorrow that I wanted to share with you.
Apart from my cutting out the nestie shape and stamping my new the cute Lili of the valley image he did the rest of it himself. I was so impressed with him. He thought it was great as under supervision I let him use my pens. I've also discoverd that like his Mummy he loves card candy!!

Liam would like to enter this into Kona kid Krafter - Challenge 16 - anything goes option to add wings and into Stitchy bears kids - anything new (my stamp)

Birthday Girl

Here's a birthday card I made following this weeks sketch from Lili of the Valley:

I feel like I cheated a little as I used a Lili of the Valley diecut image rather than stamped image that I've coloured in. They are great when a quick card is needed though. The paper is from Craftwork cards, I used a Matha Stewart punch, the flowers are from Prima and I've used lavender liquid pearls on the corners.
I'd like to enter this into:
Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge - challenge 81 - Sketch
I did it Creations challenge blog - challenge 39 - card for a child

I won at Bee Crafty Tuesday Challenge and a blog award....

I was so happy this week when I found I was chosen as the winner at Bee Crafty Tuesday Challenge by Mr Random. It was a sketch challenge click here to see the card that I won with.

Not only that, this week the lovely Tracey aka Lalkygirl, a fellow design team member at Lexis Creations and a Trimmie, gave me a blog award, thanks Tracey

Thursday, 20 January 2011

CRAFT challenge

Nearly forgot to upload my DT card for the new challenge over at CRAFT challenge. I have a good excuse though, it's my birthday today!! 21 again!! Away just a quick post so here goes: We want to see your Martial arts/sports cards this week. The prize is a first from CRAFT it's our very own challenge co-ordinator Jo who had made some fab digis and paper packs for the winner to choose from. Check out the digi's on the CRAFT website.

Not only that we also have a second sponsor this week Fantastic ribbons, you can win 6 rolls of ribbon and some buttons from the online shop.

Here's my card:

The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp coloured in with Promarkers, the papers are from Basic Grey. The embossing and shapes have been cut out using the Cuttlebug and the sentiment and card candy are from Craftwork cards.
Thanks for looking x

Monday, 17 January 2011

Tilda valentines day card

It seams a while since I've used Tilda on a card. Here's a valentines card I made using Tilda with Rose

Magnolia stamp coloured in with Promarkers, not too sure where the papers are from!! The heart is from papermania, the flowers are Prima flowers, the flower centers are card candy coloured with distress inks. The sentiment stamp is by Paula Pascual.
I'd like to enter this into:
Phindy's Place - challenge 38 - Valentine
Wags 'n whiskers - Challenge 44 - with love
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Challenge 117 - with love
Marks Finest papers challenge 38 - hearts on your card
Bunny Zoe Crafts - challenge 8 - Love is in the air

Winter Thank You...

Another winter card to share with you tonight.

This is using a Sarah Kay stamped imaged coloured in with Promarkers. The ribbon is from crafty ribbons, the sentiment from Craftwork cards and I've used a Martha Stewart punch
I'd like to enter this into:
Crafty Catz - Challenge 65 - Thank you
Crazy4challenges - Challenge 70 - Thank you
Papertake weekly challenge - Cold and frosty morning
A spoonfull of sugar - challenge 134 -Thank you


I used a cute Sarah Kay stamp for this card, it sums up the weather in Oxfordshire all weekend!!
I followed a sketch from Bee Crafty

Image from Sarah Kay coloured in with Promarkers, Prima flowers, card candy and sentiment from Craftwork cards. Border punch from Martha Stewart, the ribbon was from Crafty Ribbons and I used a nestabilitity to cut out the scalloped shape
I'd like to enter this into:
Bee Crafty - Challenge 11 - Sketch
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 104 - Something new (ribbon is new stash and so is my Cuttlebug that I used to cut out the shape)
One Stitch at a time - Challenge 45 - New

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Owen made a top 3!!!

Bless him, my 3 year old Owen made top three at Kona Kid Krafter for his Calender. He didn't want to be left out when his older brother was making his calender so he joined in, I entered them into the something new challenge and Owen made top 3!! I've put his badge on my sidebar.
Well done Owen from your proud Mummy xx

One Stitch at a Time...

So excited, I've just won a $5 voucher to spend at Stitchybear stamps. I displayed the birthday bash logo from One Stitch at A time and it was spotted by the design team. It's running again this week, so good luck if anyone else enters the challenge and displays the logo.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Fun at sea...

At CRAFT challenge this week (challenge 35) we have a great challenge and want to see a moving component on your card. What fun we had with our DT projects. Our sponsor this week is Doodles by Hope Jacare and the prize is 3 digi's from the store.

Here's my DT card:

This was my first ever spinner card, I really enjoyed making it. It even impressed my hubby and the kids wanted to keep playing with it, but I managed to rescue it before any damage was done!!

The boat image is from Hope Jacare, the papers are from Basic grey, the fish stickers are from Doodlebug and the ribbon is from Crafty ribbons.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other wonderful creations from the CRAFT DT team.
I'd like to enter this into:
Papercrafting journey - challenge 1 - let's get digital
Oldie But a Goodie - Challenge 10 - Bright and cheerful
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 103 - Birthday Creations

Monday, 10 January 2011

The lurve doctor....

It's time for another challenge over at Lexis Creations, this time the challenge is 'Say it with love' I've used Lexis cute Scruffles the lurve doctor digi avaible from Fairy Dust Crafts.
This weeks sponsor is Letraset.

Here's my DT card:

The image is coloured in with Promarkers. The ribbon and card candy are from Craftwork Cards, the heart is from Bee Crafty. I've used my new Cuttlebug for the embossing. The heart border punch is from Martha Stewart and the background glitter paper is from Doodlebug.
I'd like to enter this into:
One stitch at a time - Challenge 44 - Love and valentine
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Challenge 8 - love is in the air

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Playing around....

I've been having fun playing today with my first ever set of Nestabilities that arrived for my Cuttlebug yesterday and thought I'd show you one of the cards I've made whilst playing.

The image is a Sarah Kay stamp image coloured in with Promarkers. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons, the papers are from Basic Grey (6 by 6# lime rickey paper pad) apart from the one with squares on which is from My Minds Eye. The flowers are Prima flowers, I've used a Martha Steward punch.

I'd like to enter this into:
A Gem of a challenge - challenge 12 - sketch
Paper Sundaes - challenge 51 - circles
CES Challenge Blog - Challenge 18 - All creatures great and small
Basic grey challenge - challenge 35 - Dots and spots (there are spots of glitter around the sentiment and in the flower centers, and dots on the border punch)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Pink fairy

This is a pink verson of the cute little fairy, this time I followed a sketch from Friday sketchers

The image is coloured in with Promarkers and stickles, the papers are from Craftwork cards (again!!) and the flowers are Prima flowers.

I'd like to enter this into:

Friday sketchers - challenge 136 - sketch

Orange fairy

I made this cute fairy card following a sketch from Lili of the valley.

The image is a Lili of the valley stamp coloured in with Promarkers and stickles glitter. The yellow check paper is from craftwork cards, I've embossing the white paper. I've used Prima flowers, a Martha stewart punch and ribbon from Crafty ribbons.
I'd like to enter this into:
Lili of the valley - Challenge 79
Tuesday throwdown - Challenge 30 - embossing
Simple Doodles - Challenge 34 - I'm the boss. embossing
Creative cowgirls challenge - challenge 4 - something new (the embossing was done with my Cuttlebug that I got for Christmas and ribbon only arrived yesterday in the post from Craft ribbons)
The creative cottage challenge blog - challenge 30 - Something new

Thursday, 6 January 2011


It's Thursday again and the first challenge for the year over at CRAFT challenge is a sketch challenge. The winner gets to choose 4 digi stamps from Meljen's Designs. The design team had some of digi's to play with.
Here's the sketch:
And here's my DT card:

I've used get along little doggie digi image from Meljen designs (isn't she cute) I've coloured her in with Promarkers. Most of the papers are from my minds eye.

Don't forget to check out the other DT cards.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Owen's 2011 calender

And not to be left out Liam's younger brother Owen joined in!! He asked me to draw the flower and sun for him, which he then coloured in and he added stickers and some other markings!! He also tried using a ruler like his brother, but needs a bit more practice!! Bless him

Owen would like to enter this into the something new challenge at Kona Kid Krater's challenge and the anything new challenge at stitchy bear kids (new year)

Liam's 2011 calender

Liam made a calender today when he got home from school. In the past he's made one at nursery, but as he's now a big school boy he never made one this year. So we finally got round to using the little calenders I bought in October!! He chose what to draw basing it on the four seasons (he wrote the season name in stickers, but they don't show up well on the photos)

He'd like to enter into Kona Kid Krafter's challenge 15 - something new (the 2011 calender is new and he used his new crayons that his teacher gave to him as a Christmas present) and he'd also like to enter it into the January challenge at Stitchy bear kids - Anything new

Wow, Liam won a challenge

My son won a challenge over at Kona Kid Krafter, well done to Liam.
Thanks to Mr Linky he won some digi stamps from Stitchy bear stamps. He'll have fun choosing them later when he gets home from school.

Monday, 3 January 2011

And my second card for today..

It's Tilda all pretty in purple...The stamp is a Magnolia stamp coloured in with Promarkers, I've used Prima flowers, card candy and the sentiment from Craftwork cards, and the paper is from Papermania. I've followed a sketch from Friday Sketchers.
I'm entering this into:

First card for 2011...

Here's my first blog entry for this year so Happy new year, I hope 2011 a good one. I don't make new year resolutions (I'd only break them). My aim for this year though is to move house!! Not only do we need for room for the kids I'd love a craft room, it doesn't even have to be a whole room a corner would do!! Anyway our house is one the market so fingers crossed.

My card is using another Sarah Kay stamp this time of little boy with his dog. I've based it around a sketch challenge on the Trimcraft website.

The circle paper is from Papermania, the striped paper I won in a competiton, the border punch is a Martha Stewart one and the sentiment is from Matha Stewart and the Sarah Kay image is coloured in with Promarkers.
I'm entering this into:
I did it Creations challenge - challenge 36 - My favouriate technique (this has to be colouring in with my Promarkers)
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Challenge 115 - buttons and bows