26 April 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 152 - Animals

The weather here is awful and I'm told May is not going to be much better, so that will put the gardening a bit behind as I'm only a fair weather gardener!!
As you can see at C.R.A.F.T. this week our theme is animals. Our sponsors are as follows:
Sponsor 1: Floppy Latte Designs
Sponsor 2: The Stamping Boutique
Sponsor 3: HopeJacare
And as it is the last challenge in April we also have Star of the Month April
which is sponsored by Sponsor: Some Odd Girl
For my card this week I used an image from The Stamping Boutique and it is called Pocket Patootie Monkey. 

I've coloured him with ProMarkers and used paper and card from stash. The die cut leaves are from Kreaxions and the senitment is from Personal Impressions. So don't forget to join the fun HERE
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Magic
Creative Craft Challenge - Animal Antics 2nd entry

25 April 2012

Stop Horsing Around

Back last summer we went to Cornwall and I found a little craft shop that had a sale on and here at long last is one of the stamps that I have finally inked up. You know what it's like going into a craft shop, it's like going into a sweetie shop, you just have to have everything........well you need it!!!
This large wooden stamp is from Funstamps and is called Prize Pony. I bought with my niece in mind but then realised I'd bought another 'horse' stamp, so I'll use it for her birthday next year!

I've coloured with Promarkers and card and paper are from stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Play Challenge - Animal Antics
Creative Belli - Animals
Creative Craft Challenge - Animal Antics
Bye for now.

My Best Friend's Wedding

Finally, I've finished my word book. I'd actually done the book ages ago, I just hadn't got round to printing the photo's. Choosing them was difficult. This is a little album that I made for Michelle and Blue's wedding last year, and why my best friends wedding? Well when Michelle was living with me for awhile I took her to her best friends wedding and there she met Blue. They had gone to the same school but Michelle wasn't aware that Blue had a little secret crush on her. They left school, got job's and didn't see each other again until some years later at 'The Wedding'. And there you have it. Now they have a lovely little family with another due in 7 weeks.

I'm entering this into the following challenge.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Inspired By A Film (My Best Friends Wedding)

19 April 2012

Happy Birthday Taylor

It's Taylor's birthday this weekend and I'm sure he would rather be out with his mate's than with the 'old folks'!! I found this image at Pollycrafts which I thought was perfect for him. I'm used a page from one of my old maths books as background paper, how lovely that was to rip it out!! I like the fact that the school bag says Rock as he loves playing the drums and plays in a school band.

The image is coloured with ProMarkers added a bit of twine and a Rubic's cube badge. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Ann's Challenge - It's a Man Thing
Sparkles monthly Challenge - Men Only
Bunny Zoes' Crafts - Ribbon or Twine
Sisterhood of Crafts - Recycle- Reuse-Renew
Bye for now

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 151 - Wedding/Anniversary

This week at C.R.A.F.T. we have a bit of a love theme - it's Wedding/Anniversary. We have three sponsors this week and they are:

Sponsor 1: Meljen's Designs
The prize for winner 1 is 4 digis of choice from their site.

Sponsor 2: Wags n Whiskers
The prize for winner 2 is a gift certificate for their shop.

Sponsor 3: CraftsuPrint
The prize for winner 3 is a £10 craftsuprint gift voucher.For my DT card this week I have used a Meljen's Designs image called Teddy Bear Couple

I've coloured the image with Promarkers, used a Memory Box corner die,created the flower with a Kreaxions die, and backing paper from stash. Don't forget to join in here.

18 April 2012

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

We had an achievement on Sunday. I got Harley's little bike out on Sunday which some weeks ago we took off the stabilisers but he hadn't had any practise because of the weather, but hey that didn't hold him back. To my sheer amazement he got on the bike and just rode off. What a clever boy. Which was how I came to remember that I had bought this LOTV stamps some weeks ago and not had the chance to use it. Here it is:
I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspiration - 'Case It' I followed Sue's sketch and mostly the colours
Crafty Boots Challenge - No Girls Allowed
Pan Pastels- One For The Boys
Our Creative Corner - Our Boys and Their Toys
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - A Man's Card
Make My Monday - Male Sports or Hobbies
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Fav Song/Movie - Queen

Well done Harley, and now to work on that swimming.

Lace and Pearls

Over at Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week the theme is Lace and Pearls and as I have been in the mood for making wedding cards this fitted perfectly for a card I completed at the weekend.

The image is from bugaboo and has been coloured with ProMarkers. Background paper and card are from my stash as with the the lace and gems used. I think the sentiment is a set from Woodware. The corner die cut is from My Memory Box.
Hope you like it.

17 April 2012

Pink, Pearls and Lace

I've been busy making lots of wedding cards and here is one that I completed for the following challenge:
Passion For ProMarkers - Pink, Pearls & Lace.

Image is from Squiggles which has been coloured with ProMarkers. Background paper from
 K & Co, added lace, metal hearts, pearls and Memory Box die cut corner.
Hope you like it.

12 April 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 150 - Inspiration Picture

This week at C.R.A.F.T. is Inspiration Picture and here it is:

We have some great sponsors this week and some fab prizes, here they are:


The prize for winner 1 is any download from their site to a value of £10.00.

Sponsor 2:
 Stitchy Bear Stamps

Sponsor 3:

For my DT card this week I have used a Bugaboo image called Deacon Bugs.

Isn't this image sweet. I've used Promarkers to colour. Added some candi dots and a piece of twine.
Don't forget to join in.

11 April 2012

White On White

Here is a quick wedding card for the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - White on white
Passion For Promarkers - White on White

I've used a S.W.A.L.K 'I Do'  and coloured with Promarkers. Edged with glitter, added a die cut heart, pearly heart, die cut flower and stem, a few gems, and topped off with a Madera corner.

5 April 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 149 Spring/ Easter

Phew at last, a long weekend and I can't wait to have a couple of extra days off although I will be at a craft fair on Sunday and Monday but I don't mind that as it gives me a chance to have a chat to people.
This week at C.R.A.F.T. our theme is just perfect for this week - Spring/Easter and we have some fantastic sponsors.
Sponsor 1:
Sassy Studio Designs

The prize for winner 1 is 4 images of choice from their shop.

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

Sponsor 3:

The prize for winner 3 is 3 digistamps or 2 easel card sheets or 1 paper pack of the winners choice

Sponsor 4:

The prize for winner 4 is a choice of four digital stamps from their store.

For my DT card this week I have used Easter Surprise from Eye Candie Creations.

I've used Promarkers to colour the image. The background papers are from stash. Added a MS diecut butterfly, some flowers, a diecut swirl and a couple of flatback pearls.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Springtime
Don't forget to join in.

4 April 2012

Lucas's Hand Knitted Jumper

Just a quick post to show you that I have finally finished off my grandsons jumper and I'm now got my knitting needles out again with some pink wool!! Yes it will be a little cardi for my next little granddaughter due in June. Lucky me.

Bye for now