29 February 2012

Birthday Girl

It's our little Chloe's birthday soon so I've made her this card. This is the first time I've used this shape card which I bought over at the Farnborough Craft Exhibition, which both Michelle and I thoroughly enjoyed but spent far too much money but enough on that subject!! I've used PB image called Betsy Bluebell and the card, paper and embellies from stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge:

I Love Promarkers - A Sketch
Bye for now

26 February 2012

New Baby

Both myself and mum had a great day out yesterday at the craft show. Both brought far too much but hey its all to fund the passion of crafting. Here is a card I've been working on the last couple of evenings. Didn't get to finish last night as I was too tired. I hope you can see it ok, I'm rubbish with the camera and the lighting in my house is not very good. This card I'm going to give to my sister in law when she has her baby. She's due 6 weeks before me, and we're both expecting girls. The image is from Pink Gems. Coloured with pro markers and used my nesties to layer up. The papers are from my stash. I've added some pink organza ribbon and some heart buttons. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. Next job is to make the present. I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the  following challenges.
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Pollycraft Monday - Ribbon and Buttons
Crafty Catz - I Spy.. Something Beginning with B

24 February 2012

Busy Bees

Well both Michelle and I have been busy crafting away. How nice to see Michelle posting on the blog this week, but I'm not sure for how long though as her bump is getting quite big now and soon she will be at arms length to reach her work surface!

Here is a card that I made this week for a lady who calls her mum 'Mam' and finds it difficult to find a card with this one. I've made an easel card and used strips of acetate to which I've added butterflies too which adds movement. Paper is from Martha Stewart Essential Craft Pad. Butterfly stamp from Hero Arts, the busy bees from Stampendous, flower border from Hero Arts, all coloured with Promarkers.
 I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - More Than Words
Cute Card Thursday - Winged Things
Paperplay Challenge - For A Mother (MAM)
Crafty Cats Challenge - I Spy - B ( Bees & Butterflies)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

23 February 2012

Boys Birthday

Here is a card for my nephew. I've made this card so the boys can send it to him, later in the year. I'm still on my mission to get all cards I need for the year done before baby arrives. The image is another Squiggles Stamps. As you probably guessed I love the images and feeling rather inspired by them at the moment. I've coloured using pro markers. Matt and layered up using nestabilities. I've arrranged the image so he looks like he's sitting on the edge. The  background paper is snakes and ladders design and is from my massive stash. The sentiment I done using the computer.
I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this into the following challenges


Here I've used a gatefold card. I like these as they are a little different. Although make it very hard to photograph. (need to practice) The image is another Squiggle Stamps called true love. I've used my pro markers to colour. Matt and layered up using my cardstock stash. The background paper is from Papermania. I used my glitter dust to give the flowers on background paper and on the bride's tiara and underskirt to give it a bit of glam. The ribbon is from my massive stash. Didn't realise until today how much I had, when I decided to have a bit of a sort out and get organised again. Got rather messy. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - Get krafty
Charisma Cardz - Love is in the air

Christmas Already

I know its only February and already a christmas card. Well I've had this image coloured and just sitting there since before christmas, and it was calling me to put it onto a card. I love this image, its from Squiggle Stamps. I gave myself the challenge to find a blog with a sketch challenge and give it a go. Its been really exciting and inspiring. Image is coloured with pro markers. the holly background paper is some I've had stashed away, along with the ribbon. The sentiment is a new stamp brought for me by my lovely mum. I used my nestabilities to matt and layer.
I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges.
Winter Wonderland - A christmas card
Sketch Saturday
Moving along with the times - Alot of layers

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #143 - Sketch

I love a sketch challenge (as long as they are not too complex) and our DT Sheryl has chosen this sketch for us which is perfect for my chosen image.
Challenge 143, 23rd of February 2012

This weeks sponsors are:
The Stamping Boutique
The prize for winner 1 is 3 digis of choice from their site.

DigiDarla and Digital Stamp Club
The prize for winner 2 is 4 free digistamps from the shop.

The prize for sponsor 3 is digis of choice from her site.

For my DT card this week I have used a Saturated Canary digi image and I have to say that I am passionate about these images, in particular the one I've chosen as it has a steampunk theme which is a style I love.
She is called Sprocket The Steampunk Aviator.

 I have flipped the sketch. I've used Promarkers to colour. TH embossing folders for the back ground. Some Candi dots and a few watch inners.
I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges
MAWTT - Lots of Layers
I Love Promarkers - Time
Do come and join in here

22 February 2012

Birthday Card

Here is another birthday card I've made. Still been a busy bee but now having to put a hold on some now as I've run out of double tape. But looking forward to Saturday when I will be stocking up on all crafty items, as both myself and mum are off to a craft show. The image is from Pink Gems, called Tia Kitten. I've coloured using pro markers. The flower background paper is from my huge pile of stash I keep forgetting about, along with the ribbon, flowers, gems and dragonfly button. The wording is from Pink Petticoat. I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power
Alphabet Challenge - A for Animal Antics

19 February 2012

Birthday Wishes

I'm a busy bee tonight and on a roll and can not stop. Here is another card I've made. Not sure who it will be for but with so many birthdays coming up I'm sure I'll think of someone. I've combined lots of my favourite things this evening, using my nesties to matt and layer up the image from squiggle stamps called Daisy with gift, (love squiggles images and getting quite a collection) and ribbon.
I've really enjoyed combining red, white and black. Not done this before, why I don't know as my kitchen and bedroom is this colour theme and its very striking. I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges

First Wedding Anniversary

I'm trying to get ahead of myself with all my cards I need to send out this year, especially with baby number 3 on the way and due a couple weeks after our first wedding anniversary in May. So here is my card I've made for hubby. The image is called Alex and Felicity from Digi Stamp Boutique. I used my pro markers to colour the image. Matt  and layered it up using pink and red card. The heart background paper is from papermania that I've had for a while and really love with the mixture of creams, reds and pinks. I used the computer for wording both on front and inside of card.
I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges.
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Reds, Pinks and Creams
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anniversary

18 February 2012

Grandad Card

Here is a card I made for Blue's dad from the boys. I used one of my recycled brown cards which I very much into at the moment. I matt and layered up the stars background paper (from papermania) with some navy card. Put a navy ribbon across which I got from my local scrapstore. The wording image is from Pink Petticoat. Using gold and navy card I matt and layered up the image. I hope you like. Michelle x

60th Birthday Card

It is Blues dads 60th birthday today. Here is the card I have made him. I used a free digi image I've had stashed away, coloured using my pro markers. I've matt and layered the image using pale blue and silver card. The wording I arranged on my netbook, printed to pick up the brown in the background paper. The background paper i think is making memories, its one I've had a while. I then found a button I wanted  to use but was finding it difficult to decide what to do. Decided ribbon wasn't right when I came across some garden string which done a lovely job i think. I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following chalenges.
Cupcake craft challenge - Entwined
Allsorts Challenge - Anything goes

16 February 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #142 - No Designer Paper

Eeeek! No designer paper!!!! Yes this is our challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T and don't panic because if you pop over here and have a look at our DT cards I'm sure you will be inspired. Our sponsors this week are:

Meljen's Designs
The prize for winner 1 is 4 digis of choice from their site
My Creative Classroom
The prize for winner 2 is a seat to any of their upcoming classes.

The prize for winner 3 is a Free Little Darlings Stamp of the winners choice or a $10 merchandise gift voucher to the Love to Stamp store.

For My card I have used an image from Meljens Design and he is called Pirate Johnny.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used scraps of coloured card and sticky back cork to create the background scene and the palm tree.
Hope you like it.

10 February 2012

Love Love Love

Here's my card that I have made for my partner and I'm a bit worried that it maybe a bit twee for him so may have to have a re-think. This is another adorable HS image called Butterliers, but I've exchange the butterflies for hearts. Back ground paper from stash. The image is coloured with Promarkers. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
House Mouse & Friends - Love Theme (2nd entry)
Moving Along With The Times - Cute Critters
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Valentine
Bye for now

9 February 2012

House Mouse - Love Theme Challenge and Blog Hop

Over at HS & Friends challenge their theme this week is Love Theme with More Than One Heart but also running a Blog Hop which I love. Here is my card:

I love this image  - Wreath Love 02 - it's quite small and a bit tricky to colour. I used Promarkers with the added fine nibs. Back ground paper from stash. The heart is my own template which I've embossed. Added red ribbon and a bow and also a heart charm.  Hope you like it. Jeanette

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge 141 - Valentine's Day

Well it's nearly that romantic day 'Valentine's Day' which over at C.R.A.F.T. this week is our theme.
Our sponsors for this week are:

Truly Madly Crafty
The prize for winner is a £5 voucher for their shop.

Stitchy Bear Stamps
The prize for winner is a $10 USD Gift Voucher.

For my DT card with week I have chosen a Bugaboo image

  - AKV Love - Cuddle.
I've kept the card fairly simple so that the focus is on the image, which I have coloured with Promarkers, background papers from stash. I've added a red bow, TH swirl, punched red heart with a red button heart on top.
Don't forget to join in here

I'm going to also enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Pink & Red
DYSU Challenge - LOVE
PaperPlay Challenge - Love Letters
I Love Promarkers - Love Is In The Air
Tuesday Throwdown - Be My Valentine

2 February 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #140 - Colour Combo

Hi All
We have a great challenge at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week - Colour Combo and here it is:
Challenge 140, 2nd of February 2012
We have some great sponsor this week - they are:
The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs
The prize for winner 1 is 3 images of choice from the shop.

Crimson Cloud
The prize for winner 2 is 3 diecut packs of choice from their shop

and finally
Sassy Studio Designs
The prize for winner 3 is 4 images of choice from their shop.

For my card I've used Sassy Studio Designs image and she is called Hippy Chick
I've coloured her with Promarkers and added a little glitter. Felt flowers from £1 shop, red gems and everything else from stash.
Come along and join in here
Bye for now