31 May 2012

Have A Say

Over at Aud Sentiments The challenge is Any Sentiment and here is my card:

Hope you like it.

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge 157 - Background Text

This week at C.R.A.F.T. challenge our theme this week is 'Background Text'
Our sponsors are:
Sponsor 1: My Heart Pieces
The prize for winner 1 is 3 images from her blog of choice.
Sponsor 2:  eyeCandie Creations
The prize for winner 2 is a choice of four digital stamps from their store.
The prize for sponsor 3 is digis of choice from her site.

Here is my DT card:

I've used a Saturated Canary image called Ellie's Birthday. Isn't she cute. I used just pink and red colours which works quite well together. I've used Promarkers to colour the image. Die cut a felt flower, TH swirl, buttons, candi dots, red glitter card and 'happy birthday' text background paper.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Use a Digi
 Hope you can come and join in this week.

30 May 2012

Music On My Mind

Here is a card I've created with a digi image from Pollycrafts called Retro Chester.

As always I've coloured with Promarkers and papers and card from stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Use A Digi
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Animal Kingdom
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Card For A Man
Southern Girls Challenge - Dying to Diecut or Punch
Bye for now

29 May 2012

Good Old Cuppa Char

At The Crafty Pad the challenge is Colors of your country's flag or sketch or Both. I've chosen to do the colours of our country's flag - Red White and Blue and for this I've chosen a Crafty Pad image Tea Set. We Brits love a nice cuppa char!! I'll also be entering into the May Showcase .
Here is my card:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Red White & Blue
Papertake Weekly - True Colours
MAWTT - Celebrate but No Birthday
Hope you like it.

Queen Bee

Over at Cupcake challenge this week the theme is 'Royalty' and I thought I'd drag out my Queen Bee stamp that I bought from Viva Las Vegas Stamps a few years ago.

I've used Promarkers to colour the image and used lots of glitter, some gems, clear gloss, and candy dots. Lots of sparkle of this card. Hope you like it.

25 May 2012

Baby Evie's Knitted Shrug

Here it is. I've finished the shrug I've been working on for Evie. Just love this wool and all the random colours.
I've just got enough for another one so I think baby Smithers will be getting one of these. So simple to make and takes no time at all to knit.

24 May 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 156 - A Recipe

Thanks to all of those that joined us last week at C.R.A.F.T. It was a difficult time for me to choose my Top 3 as each one of them was great, but to find out if you were chosen then just click HERE.
This week our theme is a recipe:

Our sponsors are:
Sponsor 1: Diecut Dreams

The prize for winner 2 is 4 images of choice from their shop.

The prize for winner 3 is 3 digistamps or 2 easel card sheets or 1 paper pack of the winners choice.
For my card I have used Sassy Studio image called Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.

I've used Promarkers to colour the image, and used glitter around the edge of the tag, earings and necklace. Diecut TH swirl, MS border, and a heart from glitter card. Added ribbon, a bow and a some flowers.
Dont forget to join in.

23 May 2012

Another Completed Knitted Project

Three weeks to go before we meet our new baby girl, and here is another knitted cardi/matinee jacket completed. This one Michelle chose. She saw it in a library book and said 'mum can you make this'! Who could say no.....not me. Always up for a challenge I went ahead and here it is. Still needs a little rinse through and a bit of a press but on the whole I'm pleased with it.
I've also managed to finish off Evie's little shrug that I've also been kintting but yet to take a photo. Will try and do that tomorrow.
Bye for now

17 May 2012

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge 155 - Easel Card

This week at C.R.A.F.T. our challenge is for you to show us your easel cards. You should pop over here and see the great DT cards this week for some inspiration.
Our sponsors this week are:
Sponsor 1: The Stamping Boutique
The Stamping Boutique
The prize for winner 1 is 3 digis of choice from their site.

Sponsor 2: Crimson Cloud
Crimson Cloud

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

Sponsor 3: Bugaboo Stamps

The prize for winner 3 is a $21 value prize for their shop.
For my card this week I have used a Bugaboo image called Brat School - Ruler Boy.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and cut around the image and mounted on the top folded part of the easel card. I've covered the top part with black card and used a white pen to draw doodles etc. DP from K & Co and added some appropriate embellishments.
I'm going to enter this card into the following challenge:
MAWTT - Keep It Real (No fantasy figures)
Now don't forget to join us at C.R.A.F.T.

16 May 2012

Rain Rain Go Away!

You can say that again!! This weather is certainly changable. It was a lovely sunny morning here but now it's coming over cloudy again and it seems we are going to have even more rain.
Over at Incy Wincy Designs their challenge is 'Weather', and here is the card I have made to enter in the challenge:

I've actually water coloured the image this time, just for a change and used paper and card from stash. Added a little glitter, bow ribbon and some buttons.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Ooh La La Challenge - Ribbon or Twine (or both)
Whoopsi Daisy - Spring Colours
Fab 'n' Funky - Use Fabric
Bye for now

15 May 2012

Stop Monkeying Around

I recently purchased this digi image from Hambo Stamps. He is actually a gorilla and the image is called gorilla phone!  Isn't he great. I made this for a dear friend of mine whose Grandson is in America and is apparently gorilla crazy. I tried to keep everything as flat as possible because of postage.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers, sentiment was made by my pc, used 30 glittered stickers and added a yellow star.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - One For The Boys
Lollipop Crafts - Just for Him
Allsorts Challenge - Man or Boy
Totally Papercrafts - No Pesky Girls Allowed
Southern Girl Challenge - About The Boys
Pixie Dust Studio - For The Boys
Cards For Men - Kicking Back
Bye for now

10 May 2012

Another Completed Knitting Project

I've managed to complete another cardi for the new baby which is now due in 5 weeks. I have knitted this one before for my granddaughter baby Evie, and it really looked lovely on her.

Well I've already started my next project which was chosen by Michelle, and the list of knitting projects is stacking up. Better get knitting!

C.R.A.F.T. 3rd Birthday and Blog Hop

Hello all and this week is a special week at C.R.A.F.T.
We are 3 years old this week! So, Happy Birthday to us!!

Our challenge this week is 'Celebration'. So, any project fitting this subject will be eligible for a prize.
We also have our blog hop this week and you can choose to do one or more of the following this week:
  1. Take part in our challenge
  2. Add your name to Inlinkz on the DT and GDT blogs to be in with winning a prize on their blogs.
  3. Complete the blog hop (adding your name to Inlinkz on your way), collect all letters and form the sentence it forms and leave a comment at the end of our challenge post with your answer.
We have a lot of sponsors this week, with lost of prizes to be won.

  • A prize for the winner of our 'Celebration' challenge this week.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen winner on each (G)DT member's blog.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen comment with the correctly formed sentence from the collected letters along the way.
To ensure all is done fairly, we will enable comment moderation this week to keep all answers behind, so there can be no cheating.

Our blog hop route:

Jeanette You're here!

As you can see you should have received here from Sheryl's blog. If you have not, please return there or to Elke's blog for the start of our blog hop.

The sponsor on my blog is The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

By adding your name/blog to Inlinkz below you can be in with a chance of winning 
5 images of choice

Don't forget to link in and to collect your letter on this stop which is:

So, now it is time to get you some inspiration for this challenge. Here is my card for this challenge.

Your next stop will be Alison. Hope you are having fun! Enjoy the rest of our blog hop!
Good Luck

4 May 2012

Krafty Kow's Birthday Cake

Just a quick post - here is Michelle's birthday cake I made her.

Happy Birthday Krafty Kow

Well it is Michelle's birthday today and she is thirty something and I can't believe how time flies. Of course this is a special day for a 'Stars Wars' fan too, like me as it's  'May the 4th Be With You' but anyway, Happy Birthday Michelle. Here is the card I made for her.

Hope she likes it.

3 May 2012

Another Knitting Project Complete

Here is another baby cardigan finished. Phew I have hot needles at the moment as time is running out. I've purchased so many lovely patterns and yarns, recently that I just want to start them all now, but I'm keeping  it down to two to three ongoing projects.
This one is one of those baby wools that has several colours so it is random when knitted.
Can't wait to see baby Smithers wearing this.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 153 - Use Buttons

Our theme this week at C.R.A.F.T. is Buttons and we are this week sponsored by:
Sponsor 1: In2Stamps - The prize for winner 1 is a 10 Euro gift voucher for their shop.
Sponsor 2: Digi Doodle Shop - The prize for winner 2 is $10.00 Store Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop.
Sponsor 3: Love To Stamp - 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 DT card this week I have used Carousel by Digi Doodle.

I've coloured with ProMarkers. Added a little stickles to the mane and tail. Added buttons and ribbon.
Don't forget to join in here.

1 May 2012

Baby Smithers

Well it's getting closer with only 6 weeks to go and the knitting needles are clicking away. Here is a little cardigan that I've finished which is quite small but this is just in case she is around the 7lb weight. Michelle doesn't do small, her babies have been around the 9-10lb, that's boys for you but hopefully our little girl will not be as big......who knows!