29 March 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 148 - Things With Wheels

Over at C.R.A.F.T. this week our theme is 'Things with Wheels' and for this I've used an image from one of our sponsors for Star of the Month - Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique

Our three other sponsors this week are:
Sponsor 1

Sponsor 2
Lauretta's Digital Stamps
The prize for winner 2 is 4 images of choice from her site.

Sponsor 3
Truly Madly Crafty

The prize for winner 3 is a £5 voucher for their shop.

Here is my card:

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and cut out around the track and in between too but is doesn't show very well on the photo. TH die for the gears and the backing paper is My Craft Studio Tinkering With Steam Punk DVD.
Bye for now


22 March 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #147 - Handmade Flowers

 This week at C.R.A.F.T. our challenge is Handmade Flowers. Our sponsors this week are:
Crimson Cloud
The prize for winner 1 is 3 diecut packs of choice from their shop.

Floppy Latte Designs
The prize for winner 2 is a $10.00 USD Gift Coupon for their shop.

The prize for sponsor 3 is 2 images of choice from her site

 This week I decorated a MDF vase which I bought some time ago.

I covered it in a sheet of 12" x 12" K & Co paper, distressed the edges with a Whisper brown ink pad, added two difference lace's. I then printed and re-size the butterflies from Alifactory and coloured them with pink and brown inks. The handmade flowers are made from handmade papers, which each petal is folded and five are then glued together, then I attached a button with some florist wire, pop through the middle adding a little glue to secure.
Do come and join in the fun HERE

20 March 2012

Just For Men

I love this image from Bugaboo and thought I make another card with it. 

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Cards for Men - Cheeky Chappie

18 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely mum's out there.
Hope you've all had a lovely day and have been spoilt rotten.
My boys showered me with chocolates and flowers and even a little lay in this morning. Bless Lucas he came in yesterday after going shopping with daddy to tell me he got me flowers for mother's day as soon as he walked through the door. Got to love the Innocence from kids.

Just a quick post as I wanted to share my cards I'd made for mum and mother in law. Couldn't put them on before as they are always on here.
 Mum's card.
Had to be a cow image being we're krafty kows. Also mum is into her knitting too at moment.

Blue's mum card.
She loves the colour purple so incorporated purple on the card design.
Really pleased with both cards how they turned out.

Now onto the mini krafty kows in the making.
Here are the cards my boys came home with from school for mummy.
 Harley's card

Lucas's card.
Sorry photos are poor due to lighting in my house.
Hope you like and enjoy the rest of your evening. Michelle xx

Spots and Stripes

Here's is a birthday card I've made for my mum - it's not until August but like Michelle I'm trying to get ahead, what with the new baby due in June - I don't want to miss a moment. The image is from Crafty Pad which I've coloured with Promarkers. Use Spellbinders nesties and the rest from stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Dots & Stripes
Papertake Weekly - One for the girls or Mum
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Going Dotty
MAWTT - Special Lady


17 March 2012

I Love Vintage

And I do. I'm loving the vintage and steam punk style cards but unfortunately I still needs lots of practise. but I thought I'd give it a go and here's my card.

The images are from a stamp set from Rubbadubbadoo and Hero Arts. I used some garden twine to give the impression of rope, a page from a book which I've aged and made into a sort of scroll, and finally added a few candy dots and a brass charm. I'm entering this card into the following challenges
The Stamp Man Challenge - Vintage
Creative Card Crew - Vintage
Craft Room - Shabby Vintage

16 March 2012

Feminine Flair

Over at Paper Sundaes the theme is really girly called Feminine Flair, and here is my card for this challenge.

I'm not sure who the stamp is by but it is coloured with Promarkers, added some punched dragonflies, ribbon, flowers and glitter.

Birthday Wishes

A quick posting before getting my little man from school and spending the afternoon cooking yummy treats for us.
Here is a card I've made this week. I'm entering it into Sketch Saturday challenge and Allosrts Challenge
The image and sentiment is from pink petticoat, coloured with pro markers. I used my new nesties to matt and layer them both up. I have flipped the sketch to allow me to get image and embellishments on. The flowery paper is from my stash, along with the white ribbon which you can't see very well from photo. The flowers I pick up from th £1 shop last week along with the gems.
I hope you like Michelle xx

15 March 2012


Over at CES Challenge they are doing a challenge to use a charm. I had the perfect card that I had made a couple of weeks ago but had chance to show you all on here. This is perfect for a teenager or music lover.
The image is one I've has a while, can't remember where its from now. Coloured with pro markers. The papers and card are from my stash. I've added black ribbon and tied on a guitar charm and used a happy birthday charm from my huge stash. I'm also entering this card into following challenges
Cute card thursday - Happy Birthday
I love pro markers - Anything goes
I hope you like. Michelle xx

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 146 - Houses, House Warming or Moving Home

Hi. This week at C.R.A.F.T. our sponsors are:

Sponsor 1: Digi Doodle Shop

The prize for winner 1 is $10.00 Store Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop.

Sponsor 2: Pink Gem Designs
The prize for winner 2 is 4 images of choice from her shop

Sponsor 3: Sassy Studio Designs
Sassy Studio Designs
The prize for winner 3 is 4 images of choice from their shop

For my card this week I have used Digi Doodle Image called Teapot Birdie

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added a little yellow glitter in centre of the flowers. The Die cut leaves and flowers are from Kreaxions with a small gem in the middle of the flowers.
Dont' forget to join in HERE

14 March 2012

Spring Break

This is a really quick post before I miss the deadline over at Wags 'n' Whiskers. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and background paper is from stash. MS butterfly punch.

Bye for now

A Christmas Scene

Yes another Christmas card!!! Over at Winter Wonderland the theme this week is 'A Christmas Scene'. As we are Krafty Kows we do have a far few of 'Kow' stamps and this one is one of my fav's. It's from Penny Black and called 'Christmas Ride'. Isn't it cute. I've coloured this with Promarkers. I've created the background by lightly stamping a sky with blue ink and strips of paper to create the snow.

Hope you like it.

Go Green

Another Christmas card! The images I've used are from Rubber Stampede and called Skinny Tree A & B, I have got C somewhere but can't find it anywhere - time to tidy the craft room. I've coloured these with Promarkers and added gems and glitter.

I'm entering this card to the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - Evergreen
DYSU - Go Green
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Easter Soon.......Hmmmm Chocolate

Were did the sunshine go - I've got my winter mood on again! So to cheer me up I made this card last night. The image was won in so candy about two years ago which I've coloured with Promarkers. Added lace, a recycled bow, lace, gems and some pearls.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - Yellow & Pearls
Digi Doodle - Animals
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes


13 March 2012

All things pink and girly

This is a gift I've made ready for my sister-in-law for when her little bundle of joy makes an appearance into the world. (not until May but me being super organised again). Wanted give her something more personal and fun. I'm so excited as we're both due with little girls within 6 weeks of each other. So its lovely sharing everything together. I wanted to show photos of the nappy cake in stages as I don't think you get to se the full affect once its wrapped and in cellophane in a photo. So here it goes.

Bottom Tier

 Bottom and Middle Tier

 Top Tier

Above and below
The Nappy cake

 The nappy cake consists of approx 40 nappies, johnsons baby wash and lotion, blanket, top and trouser set, lullaby baby book and CD and a washcloth cupcake.
All wrapped up

I've decorated the cake using the blanket and top (its so cute reads "perfect just like mummy"), for bottom and top tier, using ribbon to tie the them into place but also to give a decorative finish. The middle tier I used my sizzix machine to cut out teddy bears and coloured using my pro markers to match in with colour theme (cream and pink). I attached the bears to a ribbon to go around the the nappies. I then sat for hours (well felt like it) but think its worth it curling, curling ribbon to go around the top edges of each tier. On the very top is the cupcake which is a washcloth in a cute dotty pink case with a organza pink bow on the top. I wrapped in cellophane, and decorated using a large ribbon bow, curling ribbon and a tag I made from an image and matt up using my nesties. I've used approx 200 ribbons altogether. Lost count after 150. I'm not sure if this counts for a challenge I've seen but hope it does. I'm to entering this into the following challenges
I hope you like. Been great fun making this.
Michelle xx

11 March 2012

Boys Card

Well what a lovely weekend we've had here. Sun has been shining and we have made the most of it. Spent most of weekend with the boys in the garden and seeing family. Even managed to get them to help mummy do some gardening. We've done lots which means I haven't done much crafting although did plan tonight to do some but spent the evening speaking to a very good friend of mine also a crafter. Phoned her to wish her Happy Birthday for this week and forgot (pregnancy brain). So Vicky if you read this Happy Birthday and hope you have a lovely day. But wanted to put this card on before I get my beauty sleep.
This card I've made using a sketch from a challenge I'm entering. Though I have flipped the sketch so I could fit it onto card I was using.The image is from squiggles. This is great for boys. I coloured with pro markers and then added some googley eyes on, which I'm sure my nephew will love. The sentiment I done myself on computer. The papers and gems are from  my stash.
I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Cards for Men - Sketch
Squiggles - Birthday bash

9 March 2012

Is Spring on it's way yet?

I'm hoping it will be a sunny weekend. I need to get into my garden for a good darn tidy up but before I do that I need to get a big pile of ironing done so this will be a quick post.

I done faux stitching around the edge of the card and the sentiment. Butterfly from Marianne Creatables with two layers. Edged the card and around the sentiment in green ink. Added some roses. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
DYSU Challenge Blog - Go Green
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamping - Bugs & Bees
Raise The Bar - Go Green

Birthday Sparkle

Here is a birthday card I've made ready for when one arises, have many to come. I've used a sketch from a challenge I'm entering this week to lay out the card. I've used reds, blacks and whites for this card. I made one the before using these colours and really pleased with outcome and thought I'd give it another go. The image is from pink petticoat, coloured using pro markers. The card, papers, gems, ribbon and flower is from my stash. I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Mojo monday - Sketch
SSDS - Use your stash
Papertake weekly - Anything goes

Flower Power

This card has to be my favourite card I've made this week.

 Love all the colour, flowers and gems I've used. Spring is arriving.

Here is a card I've made for my sister-in-law ready for her birthday. I've used a sktech from a challenge I'm entering this week to layout the card. All the papers, flowers and gems are from my ever growing stash of crafty bits. The image is from pink petticoat and I've coloured with pro markers.
I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges