28 January 2012

Swirls & Pearls

Over at Winter Wonderland the theme this week is Pearls & Swirls and here is my entry. They haven't started the Christmas themes yet and I can't wait for when they do. I'm getting quite a collection of wedding cards now. This image is from Stamping Bella and I use it quite a lot. The image is coloured with Promarkers. I've added pearls around the image and some pearls hearts to the top side of the card. Added a swirl and roses.

26 January 2012

Flowers and Ribbons

I'd been asked to make a card for someone from Blue's work friends. So I set myself the challenge. The card is for a special grandma. I've used a digi image from my stash and coloured it with my pro markers. I fell in love with the background paper and set work on combinig it with the image and embellishments. I love using ribbons and flowers on my cards and have a massive stash especially ribbons. I've doubled up the ribbon using a moss green and a lilac organza ribbon tying it into a bow. The flowers I've also had hidden away, I added some gems to the middle to give it a bit of sparkle. Hope you can see from photo I have very poor lighting in the evenings but couldn't wait until daylight to show you all. I used the same background paper inside the card too. Hope you like.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges.
My Time To Craft Challenge - Your favourite embellishments
Moving Along With The Times - Blooming Marvellous
Cute Card Thursday - You're a Gem
Michelle x

Pirate Card

Well it was Harleys Birthday the other week and I'm finally getting round to posting his card I made him onto the blog. I decided to make him a pirate card being as we live by the beaches. The image is from Squiggles. I love their images. I coloured him using my pro markers some new from christmas. It took me a while to decide how to plan out the card and it whilst whist sorting through old card stock having a clear out I found scraps of card I was going to throw and instead recycled the coloured card onto Harley's card, using yellow for sand, ripping the blue for the sea. I also found some brown and green and made a palm tree using the ripping effect again on the leaves. I hope you like.
I'm entering this into Squiggles challenge - Recycle Upcycle!

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #139 - Recipe

This week at C.R.A.F.T our theme is the following recipe:

and this week our sponsors are:
Fantastic Ribbons - The prize for winner 1 is 2 packs of buttons of their choice.
The Stamping Boutique - The prize for winner 2 is 5 digis of choice from their site.
HopeJacare - The prize for winner 3 is  any three digi's of the winners choice from HopeJacare

For my DT card this week I've used an image from HopeJacre which is called Heart Wreath

I coloured with Promarkers and cut our the wreath to make a frame around the girly image (sorry don't know where this came from but I'm sure her name is Milly). Added ribbon to the wreath frame and some buttons to the card corners which completes the receipe. Hope to see you join in. Jeanette

24 January 2012

Together 4Ever

This is my second entry for Cupcake Challenge where the challenge is All You Need Is Love - I don't often enter challenges but I just had to show you this image. It's so sweet. I believe it is HS image (it was given to me) which I coloured with Promarkers, added a few flowers and gems and there you have it. I just love the way their tails cross over together. Cute! Jeanette

Monochromatic - It's all Black and White

 Here is my card for a couple of challenges that have a monochromatic theme. I've used a HS image Mice and Cosy - aren't they cute. I've used my nesties to layer, added a couple of flowers, gems, and scissor embellishment. I've slightly coloured the image with a few shades of grey.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Monochromatic

23 January 2012

All You Need Is Love

Over at Cupcake Craft challenge the theme is All You Need is Love and I thought I would enter the following card
I've used a Forever friends image which I've coloured with Promarkers and added a little glitter to the cake and tiara. Added some roses, pearls and a ribbon bow with glitter hearts on.
Hope you like it.

22 January 2012

Fairy Cakes

I purchased this stamp in a sale and think it's so cute. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and add a little glitter. Added a spotty card from Funky Hands CD, ribbon, gems, felt flowers and butterfly. I've used glossy accents for the measuring dial. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Seeing Spots
Raise The Bar - Circles
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Things With Wings
Cya L8R

Happy Retirement

My partner officially took early retirement last Monday and yesterday evening we met up with his two sons and all his grandchildren for a meal. It was really lovely. This is the card I made for him. The image is from Bugaboo and the image is Gus - Over The Hill. I coloured him with Promarkers and used glossy accents on his specs. Added ribbon, tool embellishments, and a sentiment. He did laugh when he saw the card and took it good spirit.
.I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Seeing Spots

19 January 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 138 - Use Numbers

This week at C.R.A.F.T we are sponsored by the following:
DigiDarla - The prize for winner 1 is one month free prescription to the Digital Stamp Club, or a secondary prize of 3 free stamps of choice from their site
Floppy Latte Designs - The prize for winner 2 is a $10.00 USD Gift Coupon for their shop
Bugaboo Stamps - The prize for winner 3 is a $21 value prize for their shop.

Here is my DT card for this week. I have used from Digi Darla 'Rebecca Rides'. She is coloured with PM. I've added punched flowers and leaves. Buttons with some twine and made a rosette with the number 8 on.
Hope to see you joining in this week.

12 January 2012

Harley's Cake & Card

I have been a bit busy over the las couple of evenings making my grandsons cake and card. He will be 5 and I can hardly believe it. Where does the time go? He has become Mario crazy, so that is the theme for his cake and card.
The backing paper on the card is from Funky Hands CD and the Large star is a Sizzix yellow die and the medium and small size stars are punches.
Bue for now

Challenge #137 - Celebrations

This week over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge we are sponsored by
 The prize for winner 1 is any download from their site to a value of £6.50.
The prize is 3 diecut packs of choice from their shop.
The prize is 3 digistamps or 1 paper pack of the winners choice.

For my DT card I have used Bride and Groom from Eigalssing Hand Drawn Digi Stamps

I used PM to colour and added a little glitter. TH die cut swirl, a bow, and a flower button
Hope you like it and don't forget to join in the fun.

9 January 2012

White On White

 I know ...another wedding card. This is another Forever Friends image coloured with PM and this card is for a couple we know getting married this Friday. I've embossed some white card, used swirls, lace, ribbon, pearls and MS punched butterfly with a few gems.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Forever Friends Challenge - White on White

With Thanks

Here's a quick post for a challenge. This time it's Creative Inspirations and the theme is With Thanks. I don't think enough people send thank you cards anymore. It's all text, Skype and the good old dog and bone. Am I being a bit old fashioned??? It's nice to receive a thank you card as you know that person has made the effort for you. Perhaps I should remember that next time I receive some gifts. LOL!! In any case I love making them anyway and here is my entry for this challenge.
I've used a Magnolia image and coloured with PM and added a bit of glitter to her wings. Background paper is from a Funky Hands CD and the felt flowers and butterfly are from the good old £1 shop
CYA L8R. Jeanette

Something New

At Cupcake Challenge this week the theme is Something New and I thought I'd show some new stash that I've recently bought in the sales.
The image is from PB called You're The Bestest and coloured with PM.
New stash I've used on this card is the backing papers and card stock which is from Martha Stewart 12x12 pad of card stock, glossy, foil & glittered. New stash of buttons, paper flowers and some chipboard embellishments. I don't really need any more papers, I have more than a life's worth but just couldn't resist a bargain!
I'm also going to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
CES Challenge - Anything Goes

8 January 2012

2nd Birthday for Fussy and Fancy Challenge

 Celebrations over at Fuss and Fancy Challenge this week and the theme is Happy Birthday/Animal Print, and here is my entry:
This is a Whipper Snapper image called Kitty Litter. Coloured with PM. I've stamped a paw print border.

New Beginnings

Yes I know, it's another wedding card. This is a Forever Friends image which I have coloured with PM and used a little glitter. Added, ribbon bow, gems and roses. I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Craft Catz - A New Beginning
Bye for now

6 January 2012

Buttons & Lace

Over at I Love Promarkers the theme this week is Buttons & Lace and with so many wedding cards to make this theme was perfect for my next wedding card. I've used what I think is a Lili of the Valley image and coloured with Promarker pens, added lace, buttons, ribbon, gems and punched flower. This such a romantic image, don't you think?
Hope you like it.

Shop Shop Shop

With all the sales in town I couldn't help colouring up this PB image called Gone Shoppin'. Using PM to colour, punched flowers, card and paper from stash and a couple of gem strips.

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Winter Wonderland - Let's Go Shopping
Bye for now

5 January 2012

Thanking You

 Over at Passion For Promarkers this weeks theme is Thank you and this is the card I have made for this challenge.
It's a PB image called  You're The Bestest. Cute isn't it. I've coloured with PM's and added MC die cut swirls, lace and ribbon butterflies and layered some flowers together. Hope you like it.

Together Forever

 I've been making quite a few wedding cards over the past week to build up a little stash and here is one of them.
Sorry about the photos - the light wasn't great. The image is from Crafters Companion and from the S.W.A.L.K. collection. Coloured with PM's with embossed background and a doily. TH die swirl, ribbon bow, heart embellie, pearls and some felt flowers and a felt butterfly.
I'm entering this card into:
Stamptacular Sunday - Use a Doily
Bye for now.

Challenge 136 - Thank You

Well after all our Christmas celebrations and gifts I'm sure some of us will have plenty of thank you cards to send. At C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week our theme is just that, 'Thank You'.
Our sponsors this week are
The prize is a £15 voucher for their shop.
The prize is a 10 Euro gift voucher for their shop
The prize 3 images of choice from their shop.
For my DT card this week I have used Puppy and Her Bone from Karen Doodles

Isn't this image so cute! Coloured with PM and I've hand written the sentiment. I added a few flowers with button centres and a paw embellishment and arrange the backing paper and card to resemble a dog house.
Come along and join us here