26 July 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 165 - Use Stitching

This weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is a bit easier than last weeks so do join in and have a go.
We have some great prizes from the following sponsors:
Sponsor 1:  The Stamping Boutique
The prize for winner 1 is 3 digis of choice from their site.
Sponsor 2: Lauretta's Digital Stamps
The prize for winner 2 is 4 images of choice from her site.
Sponsor 3:  My Heart Pieces
The prize for winner 1 is 3 images from her blog of choice.
Sponsor 4: Flonz 
The prize for winner 4 is a voucher for $20 in their store for the winner of challenge.
Here is my card:
I have used an image from The Stamping Boutique called Flower Cart and with the Olympics in mind I chose my colour theme as GB colours using Promarkers. I added faux stitching, I know a bit of a cheat but my sewing machine is stuck at the back of the cupboard which I really need to get out again soon.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Stitching
So don't forget to join in with us.

24 July 2012

Hmmm That Warm Sunny Feeling

That's better - sunshine in the GB, but how long for we all ask. Well I say make the most of it, it wont last!
So lots of 'Summer' themed challenges and for my card I used one of my old favs Penny Black image called 'Beehave'.

I used coloured the image with water colours. Added some daisies, a stamped sunshine, ribbon and Marianne Creatables icicle die but used it as grass. Papers and card from stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Inspirational Sunny Photo
CCC2 - Summertime
Dream Valley Challenge - Summer
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Bingo Ribbon, Free Square & Flowers

21 July 2012

Summertime - At Last!!

Well there are still a few grey and white fluffy things floating in the sky but there is none of the wet stuff falling and that big yellow ball in the sky seems to be keeping it all at bay.....phew finally a bit of summer!
I'm suppose to be doing some housework this morning but got to the craft room and......well you know what it's like! I'll do it after lunch.......maybe.
So here is a quick card I made using PB image called Friends and I see that the PBSC has changed from weekly to monthly challenge which will probably suit me a bit better. I've missed the challenges quite a bit lately and to be honest they are one of my favourite stamps to use, so more chance of me finding the time to join in.
So here it is:

Promarkers to colour the image, glittered flowers, and little green bow used.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Summertime
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Flower Power
Penny Black and More - Summer Blooms
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Summertime
Sweet Stamping - Monochrome (Not sue this qualifies but delete me if is doesn't)
Right I really must do some... yuk... yuk.... I can hardly say it ............................housework!

20 July 2012

Baby's First Christmas

Still going with the Christmas theme, tonight I've made a card for a baby's first Christmas.
I know the image was a freebie but not sure were from, got a feeling it was from Dustin Pike but I could be wrong.
I've coloured the image using my Promarkers, used snow writer on the penguins hat, glossy accents on the eyes, candi dots on the toy box and a couple snow flake brads.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland: Pink and/or Purple PLUS Aqua and/or Green
Jellypark Challenges: Chrismas In July
PaperPlay Challenge: Christmas in July

Oh Christmas Tree


Getting into the swing of Christmas now. Tonight I've made a Christmas tree from an old book,  folding in the pages. I've brushed Mod Podge sparkle onto the edges, hot glued buttons and bows and used an image from Digital Delights called Pickle the Penguin which has been coloured with Promarkers and added Liquid Applique.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Penguin/Animals
Quirky Crafts Challenge - Christmas in July
Truly Madly Crafty Challenge - Animals
Crafts & Me Challenge -Ribbon & Bows
Creative Belli Blog Challenge- Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
Clear It Out Challenge - Christmas in July

19 July 2012

Music Was My First Love

I love music, certain songs bring back good and not so good times but it seems that each song I hear it seems to bring back a certain time and certain people. I love 70's music. T Rex, Slade, Roxy Music, Rod Stewart the list goes on and some of them are still going strong. The 80's brought me some really fab times. This was a time I met some good life time friends and one of my favourite artist at this time was Kate Bush and I still love her music today. This track was from 1981 and reminds me so much of a great friend of mine. What a laugh we've had over the years mimicking the moves or I should say moo'ves!! Anyway it may not be your cup of tea but what a great artist she was! Lady Gaga........not a patch on Kate Bush!!
Anyway, here is my card for the 'Here Come The Boys' were you have to add a tag.
I've used an image which I think is called Mikey, which I've coloured with Promarkers, added some die cuts notes, music background paper and a few candi dots.
I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenge:
Hope you like.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 164 - Use A Playing Card

We have a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. which I hope you will join us in. All in have to do is incorporate a playing card. We have some fab sponsors again this week so don't miss out on a chance to win a little prize.
Our Sponsors this week are:

Sponsor 1:  Eiglas
The prize for winner 1 is any download from her site to
 a value of £10.00.
Sponsor 2:  eyeCandie Creations
The prize for winner 2 is a choice of four digital stamps from their store.

 Sponsor 3:  HopeJacare
The prize for sponsor 3 is 3 images of choice.
Doodles by Hope Jacare 
Sponsor 4: LEJ Designs
The prize for winner 4 is 3 digis of choice
 from her site.

For my card this week I have used a 
Hope Jacare Doodles image called 
Quirky Estella. I've used Promarkers to 
colour and put a little glitter on her crown. 
Die cut hearts and three playing cards.
I'd like to enter this card into the
following challenges:
Perfect Sentiments - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes 
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes
Hope you like it.

18 July 2012

Dress Makers Delight

I love this image from The Crafty Pad - I purchased the set some time ago and use it all the time.
I've tried to give a bit of a vintage feel using music paper and aged the background slightly. Added some faux stitching, ribbon and a pair of scissors embellishment.

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
The Crafty Pad - Paper Piecing

It's All Girly Today

I love this image which  from Melon Headz. Isn't she cute.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers  and the rest is bits 'n' bobs from stash.
I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girly
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Girly Birthday Card
Love to Create Challenge - 3 of Something - 3 of the same flower buttons
Bye for now

Thinking Ahead...................Christmas!!

So I know many of us crafters have already started thinking, planning and making for Christmas items. If I mention it to anybody they think that I'm crazy but it's never too early to start, in fact I know some people never stop. Today I want to show you a Christmas Concertina Photo Book:

These make fab gifts or instead of a Christmas card, you can fill them with family photos and send it off. What a great surprise when it gets received. More personal than emailed attachments!!
I'm entering this book into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: N is Not a card
Creative Inspirations - Altered Art/Anything But A Card

15 July 2012

A Pink Cardigan for Tillie-Belle

Here is Tillie-Belle sleeping through history. The Olympic torch passed through Upton/Hamworthy/Poole on Friday and here she is making her contribution.
I've just finished knitting another cardi for her although this is for 1-2 years old. I had to embroider lazy daisy stitches which I've never done before and talk about cutting it fine as the thread left on the needle was the only piece of wool I had left. Phew!!!
I still need to rinse it through and press into shape but we been decorating all weekend.
Okay, off now to start my next knitting project.

14 July 2012

Knitted Project Completed

Here is another knitted project finished and this one is for little Tillie-Belle.
It has a beautiful lace edging. I'll be making another one for Evie hopefully in time for Christmas!

13 July 2012

SUMMER - Where Are You?

Some very cheerful sole at the supermarket tonight informed me that the weather is not getting better until the end of August. END OF AUGUST! So bangs goes our lovely summer evening walks and a bag of chips down at the beach. I'm sure each year the summer is getting worse. Having said all that there are plenty of challenges this week with the 'Summer' theme so here is my card:
I think this image is from Pollycrafts which I have coloured with Promarkers. My colouring is still very amateur but to be honest I've not had much time to watch any tutorials but I do really need to sort out the shading, skin tones and hair shades. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
The StampMan Challenges - Anything Goes/Summer
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Digi Doodles - Summertime
The Crafty Pad - At The Seaside
DYSU - Cool Colours
Fab 'n' Funky - Summer
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Summer Holidays
Bye for now

12 July 2012

Winter Woollies For My Girls

I went to Hobbycraft a couple of weeks ago and came across this beautiful wool on offer, so I bought enough to make my two granddaughters some warm woollies ready for the next winter. The wool is so soft and is a beautiful lilac colour. It didn't take very long to knit, so it's one down and one to go!

Buttons Just For Ewe

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things now I'm back in my routine and here is a card I made this evening for the following challenges:
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Buttons
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything But Square

The image is from Pink Petticoat and the ewe has been glamour dusted. Most of the goodies added are from various boxes of stash. Hope you like it

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge 163 - Summer

This week over at C.R.A.F.T the theme for our challenge is Summer and for those of you in the UK that is when the sun comes out, shines and then we complain we are too hot!! Not this year it seems. I thought with the recession  more people would have their holidays in the UK but I'm sure they quickly changed their minds!
So anyway we have some great sponsors again this week, they are:
Sponsor 1:  Sassy Studio Designs
The prize for winner 1 is 4 digis of choice from their shop.
The prize for winner 2 is a $10 USD Gift Voucher good on the three creators below within the Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps Shop. StitchyStamps Floppy Latte  Designs Reeces Scrap Pieces
Sponsor 3:  Bugaboo Stamps
The prize for winner 3 is 7 digis of choice
Sponsor 4: Fantastic Ribbons
The prize for winner 4 is 1 set of their Bakers Twine.

For my DT card this week I have used a Bugaboo image called JJ Gardening and this looks a bit like me in my garden (well not much this year but I'm not going on about the weather again!).

So I've basically kept to red, green and yellow, nice summery colours. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added some swirls around the image to give it an 'overgrown' feel. Some bright red punched flowers with gems in the centre and a couple of small butterflies.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Summertime
Craft A Scene - Inside The Garden
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog - Sweet Summer Days
Stamps & Fun = Creativity -Summer
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge - Summer
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Summer Fun
Don't forget to join in HERE

6 July 2012

I'm Late, I'm Late - For A Very Important Posting

Sorry All but I am so late posting this weeks DT card for C.R.A.F.T. but I have been away helping Michelle with Tillie-Belle and the boys but now that things are settling down and Michelle is making a slow recovery I'm hoping to get back to 'normal'!
Here is my card for this weeks challenge:

This week we are sponsored by:
Sponsor 1:  Digital Delights
Sponsor 2:   CraftsuPrint
Sponsor 3:  Trimgym's Digistamps and Images
Sponsor 4:    Fantastic Ribbons

This week I've used an image from Digital Delights which is a free download and called Rowena the Fish. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used a little glitter glue to give it a slight shimmer. I cut out a couple of swirls from the back ground paper and lifted and put over the fish to give 'wave' feel. Added some clear gems for bubbles and cut a wavy line at the top of the back ground paper which I've edged with gems too to make it to look like waves. Bye for now