29 June 2012

Tillie-Belles First Little Shrug

So here is the finished project which was completed sometime ago and has since been washed and pressed into a much better shape than it looks in the photo. I don't think is shows very well but there are some flecks of silvery thread in with the yarn.

28 June 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 161 - Feathers/Birds

We have a great challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week - Birds, feathers or both, whatever takes your fancy. There are some great prizes from the following sponsors:
Sponsor 1:  The Stamping Boutique
The prize for winner 1 is 5 digis of choice from their site.
The Stamping Boutique

Sponsor 2:  My Creative Classroom
The prize for winner 2 is a seat to any of our upcoming classes

Sponsor 3:  Truly Madly Crafty
The prize for winner 3 is a £5 voucher for their shop.
Truly Madly Crafty

Sponsor 4: Flonz 
Prize for winner 4:  a choice of one of two stamp sets of the winner's choice. 

Birds of Prey

Tropical Birds

For my DT card this week I have used an image from The Stamping Boutique called Swirl Tree. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added some gems onto the tree. Background paper from Martha Stewart and card from stash. Added some candy dots and the sentiments was stamped by using an alphabet stamp set. Here is my card:

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Use Pearls or Rhinestones
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge 2 - Tweet Tweet
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Birds of a Feather
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Things with Wings
Dream Valley Challenge -  Things with Wings
Don't forget to join in HERE.

22 June 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 160 - Colour Combo

Well I must admit I'm very late at posting my DT card this week for C.R.A.F.T. but for good reason as little Tillie-Belle has finally arrived. She was born early hours in the morning of Father's Day weighing in at 7lb 4ozs which is tiny compared to the boys and she is a little tiny darling. Even though I got no sleep  Saturday night I did still manage to do the Race For Life on Sunday morning. 
So onto this week challenge and my card:
This is the colour combo
and this week we are sponsored by:
Sponsor 1:  Stitchy Bear Stamps
Sponsor 2:  Fantastic Ribbons
They all offer some great prizes.
Here is my card:
The image I used is from Beary Dust - 'Berry' which I coloured with Promarkers, background paper from stash with added faux stitching. Glittered her waistband, added swirl diecut and large flowers.
I'm going to entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Bingo - I've chosen Die Cut, Free Square, Glitter
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

Don't forget to join in HERE

14 June 2012

Wedding Invitations

I've had the privilege to be asked to make wedding invites for some friends. I've been busy making some samples them  to choose from before baby arrives and it has stopped me from going mad.

Here is Set One. The background paper is by Pink Petticoat. I've used computer for text matt and layered using my nesties. Finished off with silver ribbon across bottom with a lovely pearl heart slider.

 Here is Set Two. Again this is Pink Petticoat papers. I've used mums die cutters to cut the text out, which was done on computer. With some silver ribbon.

 Here is Set Three. This is Pink Petticoat papers. She makes such lovely background papers. This is mum die cutters again. (You can have them back now mum!) The text is done using computer. with some silver ribbon and some heart gems.

I hope you like. Michelle xx

Father's Day

I'm still here waiting for baby girl to arrive, even though I'm only a day over and know she'll arrive soon enough when she's ready. Just getting excited now and so are the boys. They ask everyday when is she coming.
So I've kept myself busy by making a couple of quick cards.

Here I've made a couple of cards for Blue ready for Sunday.

 This card is from the boys as they are our cheeky monkeys. Thought the image was them to a tee especially the message on t-shirts. I used word on my computer to copy and paste to images and re sized adding the text to the bottom. The background paper is from my stash. I coloured images with pro markers and used glossy accents for eyes.

This one is from our little princess whether she's made her arrival into the big world or not. Again I used word on computer to re size and to put text into star. Coloured with pro markers and used nesties to matt and layer up.
Hope you like. Michelle xx

Graduation Owl

I saw this idea just yonks ago on youtube and kept the idea in the back of mind (like you do). I haven't saved the link..sorry but you get the idea anyway. No stamping so it's easy peasy. Just select the appropriate size circles and mount together. I used googly eyes but you can use what you wish really.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenge:
Cute Card Thursday: Punch Drunk
Bye for now

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #159 - Father's Day

So this Sunday is Father's Day and I shall be running the 'Race For Life' with my friend Julie....well to tell you the truth we will be walking it and I'm hoping the weather will be fine. It will be my 10th year of doing the race. It's feels good to help raise funds for a worthwhile charity.
So onto our challenge at C.R.A.F.T this week. We are sponsored by the following:
Sponsor 1:  Meljen's Designs 
The prize for winner 1 is 4 digis of choice from their site.
Meljen's Designs
Sponsor 2: Scrapper's Delights
The prize for winner 2 is  6 free Digi Stamps of their choice
Sponsor 3:  Bugaboo Stamps
The prize for winner 3 is 7 digis of choice

This week for my DT card I have used an image from Bugaboo called Guy-Super and I think he is great!

All the paper & card is from my stash box which seems to get fuller and fuller. The image is coloured with Promarkers.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Celebrate The Occasion - Father's Day
One Stop Craft Challenge - Father's Day
Crafting For All Season - For A Man
DYSU Challenge Blog - Boys/Men
Papercraft Star - Father's Day
Sentimental Sunday - For A Special Guy
Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge - I Love You Dad
 Don't forget to join in HERE. Jeanette

13 June 2012

One For The Boys/Men

Well little baby Smithers is due today and it seems she is quite comfy were she is! She wants to keep us all waiting!! Maybe she will hang on until Father's Day, that will be nice (but not for Michelle).
Speaking of which there are lots of 'male' challenges this week, and I was really lucky to win a couple of 'The Crafty Pad' images last week and here is one that I've used for the following card:

It's a great image which I have used Promarkers to colour with except for the sky I used chalks for that. Found a little wooden fish and fence in my stash and added green buttons and green netting.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Let's Hear It For The Boys
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky Challenges - Father's Day
Passion For Promarkers - Lots of Layers
Dream Valley Challenges - For That Special Guy
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Father's Day
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge - Male Card
S J Crafts Challenge - All About The Boy
Bye for now

10 June 2012

More Red White & Blue

Well the Jubilee celebrations are over but there's still plenty of challenges around with the 'Red, White & Blue' theme:
Here is my card
I've used  Penny Black image which I've coloured with Promarkers. Most of the paper and card is from stash. I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Passion For Promarkers - Red, White & Blue
Creative Craft Challenge2 - Red White & Blue
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Red White & Blue

Bye for now


Only 4 days to go before baby Smithers is due and I am getting quite impatient now. I think Michelle is fed up with me ringing her and asking 'everything yet'!! Still I have managed to finish of a sweet little knitted shrug which I will post later.
I've made this card for the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge -  Bingo - I've used, die cuts, gems and an animal image.
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

I'm sure you've recognised that this is Penny Black image which I have coloured with Promarkers. The gems are a pack that you're supposed to decorate your phone! Hope you like it. Jeanette

7 June 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 158 - Male Card

It can be difficult to do male cards but we had some fab choices of images this week at C.R.A.F.T. so do pop over and see the DT's projects.
This week we are sponsored by:
Sponsor 1:  Crimson Cloud
Crimson Cloud
The prize for winner 2 is 3 diecut packs of choice from their shop.
Sponsor 2:  Floppy Latte Designs
Floppy Latte Designs

The prize for winner 2 is a $10.00 USD Gift Coupon for their shop.
Sponsor 3:  Trimgym's Digistamps and Images

The prize for winner 3 is 3 digistamps or 1 paperpack of the winners choice
Sponsor 4: Flonz

Prize for winner 4:  voucher for $20 in their store 

This week I used a Floppy Latte Design image called 'Golf Bag'

I've used Promarkers to colour the image, paper, card ribbon and embellishment was from stash.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes
Di Digi Design Challenge - Male Inspiration
The Stamp Man - Make it For a Man
Little Clare's Design - Male Theme
Incy Wincy Designs - Blue & Black with a sentiment for a Boy or a Man
Creative Inspiration - A Card for a Male
Hope you like it and dont forget to join in here. Jeanette

4 June 2012

Jubilee Celebrations

Well our jubilee weekend plans came to an end on Thursday as poor little Lucas came out in chiken pox. My poor little man is really suffering and is covered from head to toe. So we spent today crafting and baking. Mostly made by Harley as Lucas was on the sofa feeling very unwell but did join in for a bit making bunting and mixing cake mixture (he loves cooking).
 Here is some bunting and paperchains we made. Paperchains are from Pink Petticoat that are being given away on her blog. The bunting we got from Cbeebies website.

Here Harley is busy making union jack flags for our cakes we made later in the day. He takes after his mummy and nanny. Loves crafting and spent all day today crafting with me and he really enjoyed himself. He done a fantasic on job.

 Harley busy with glue, glitter and bits making his crown. We both covered in glitter but had great fun.
The boys cakes they made.
We finished off the day with our cakes and had a picnic party in our living room.
This could well be my last posting for a while. Only 9 days left to our little princess is due. So anytime now. I hope you like. Michelle xx


Here is a quick card I've made using a Floppy Latte Design image called Trumpeter.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch #109
Bye for now

1 June 2012

Red White & Blue Celebrations

You can feel a build up to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend and I'm looking forward to Monday where I will be at Swanage. I understand that they have sold 600 tickets and could possibly be the largest street party in the Dorset. Such organisation must be a logistic nightmare but I'm told that all kinds of organisations & volunteers have pulled together and they are even going to have the TV there! I'm just hoping the weather holds out for everybody.
Here is the card I've made tonight:

The image is from All Night Media which I have used Promarkers to colour. Added buttons, a bit of glitter and free hand cut the bunting.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
PaperPlay Challenge - Double Delight
MAWTT - Red White & Blue
One Stitch At A Time - Red White & Blue
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes With A Sentiment
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Red White & Blue
Fab 'n' Funky - Celebrations
Have fun