29 May 2013

A Wise Old Owl

Well this is not an old owl but my new 'owl' image from Dilly Bean that I chose. Isn't it cute. At first I wasn't sure how I would colour this image, it looked quite complicated but once I'd broken it down into sections it was a doddle.
I used Promarkers to colour and diecuts for the background and used Magic Flourish Die from Memory Box and used it to represnt a branch and added flowers and candi dots.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Use Dies (Not Punches)
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes - Plus option of Buttons
Bye for now

27 May 2013

Going Dotty

I was really please to have been chosen a winner at Dilly Beans Challenge blog last week and made a selection of images as my prize.
Here is one that I've chosen and couldn't wait to colour it.
This image is called Crinkles Daisies Frame. Isn't it cute.
I used Promarkers to colour the image and added a layered flower, lace and candi dots.
I've also embossed the light blue circle and darker blue strip with dots.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge
Dilly Beans Challenge - Dots
Songbird Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
MAWTT - Embossing
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Ribbon and/or Lace
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
Right I'm off the the beach and something to eat now!

24 May 2013

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 208 - Colour Combo

This week our theme is colour combo and here is the pallette.:

Here are a few background papers by Jo (aka Trimgym's digistamps and images) to get you started if you need some help with this colour combo. (you can find more on her digistamp blog as freebies over the next few days to help you get started)

And here are our sponsors for this week:

Sponsor 1: Crimson Cloud
The prize for winner 1 is 3 diecut packs of choice from their shop.

Crimson Cloud

Sponsor 2: Bugaboo Stamps
The prize for winner 2 is 7 digi's from their shop.

Sponsor 3:  QKR Stampede
The Prize for Winner 3 is 5 Digital Images of choice.

Sponsor 4: Digital Delights
The prize for winner 4 is

And here is my card:
For my card I have used an image from Bugaboo called Gus Golf.
So don't forget to join in HERE


20 May 2013

Anything Goes

I love the Dilly Bean images and here is one that I had purchased sometime ago.

This image is so 'Choccywoccydoodah' and for those who don't know what that is have a look here
I'm entering this card into the following challenge:

17 May 2013

Happy 90th Birthday

It's my SIL nan's 90th birthday and I was asked to make the cake and they wanted something with bingo.
Here it is:
Hope you like it.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 207 - Christmas in May

Well I hope you all enjoyed our Birthday Blog Hop and here is our next challenge, which is Christmas.
Here our sponsors:

Sponsor 1:  Doodle Dragons

The prize for winner 1 is $10 download from their site.

Sponsor 2: Gingerloft

The prize for winner 2 is 3 images of choice from her shop.

The prize for winner 3 is their choice of either
  • 3 digistamps OR 
  • 2 easel card sheets/card kits OR
  • 1 paperpack OR
  • 2 3D decoupage sheets OR
  • 1 box card kit of the winners choice from my digistamp blog.

Sponsor 4: Eiglas
The prize for winner 1 is any download from her site to a value of £10.00.

Here is my card for this week.
I've used an image from Doodle Dragon Studios called Snow Board Dragon which I coloured with Promarkers.
Don't forget to join us HERE

13 May 2013

Prince Charming

My eldest son came home from school at the end of last week to say he has to dress up as a prince for his school play and end of topic fairy tale feast. I searched the Internet and shops but no luck. Harley showed me a photo of Prince William on his wedding day and said " mummy I want to be like that" So I had to get my very bad sewing hands out. I found an old shirt, took it up, adjusted sleeves and cut off collar. Added red felt and gold trimming to the collar and front of shirt. I also added red and and gold trimming to the shoulders and cuffs, along with some gold buttons. I found some wide red ribbon in my crafting stash and made it into a sash with a Union Jack badge. Here is my Prince Charming modelling his outfit. 
My next project fresh home from school tonight is a pirates outfit for after half term ( a little easier)
Hope you like, Michelle xx

9 May 2013

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 4 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.

Prize: 4 uncoloured images of choice

How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 15th of May 2013.

And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

  • Our challenge this week is Birthday
  • Create something with this in mind
  • Add your project to our Inlinkz on our Challenge blog to be in with a chance of being one of our Top3 and win a prize from Karen's Doodles
  • Follow the route of the Blog Hop
  • Add your project to the Inlinkz at each of these stops to be in with a chance of winning the prize advertised on that blog
  • Collect the letters on this and the blogs on the blog hop
  • Form a sentence with these letters
  • Return to our challenge blog and put your winning sentence in our comments under the post.
  • We will enable comment moderation for the duration of this challenge/blog hop to ensure there is no cheating, lol.
  • And the main rule: HAVE FUN!

What can you win on our challenge blog?

  1. The winner of the winning sentence wins My Memories Suite 4amazing software, for free.

Everyone else can also get this software with a $10 discount. Just follow the links to My Memories.com or My Memories Suite 4 and use ourcode in the discount box on purchasing this software you get a fabulous $10 off this software. That is not to be sneezed at.
In order to get $10 off this great software, copy and paste our code

and enter it in the discount slot while purchasing this software. It will take it automatically off the purchase price. It is however only valid for this software and nothing else!

    2. Our Top3 this week will win a prize from Karen's Doodles
  • Top3, 1 : 3 images of choice
  • Top3, 2 : 2 images of choice
  • Top3, 3 : 1 image of choice

You should have come here from Hazel (from Rick St Dennis MFA)'s blog and as you can see your next stop is Jo's blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

And here is my project for this week, hope you like it. I have used

And now for our Blog Hop route:

Jeanette (you are here)

And here is the letter to be collected on this blog:

Your next stop is Jo's blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.

7 May 2013

Michelle's Birthday

It was Michelle's birthday on Saturday and we all went out down to the beach and then on for something to eat in a restaurant.
I made her a quick birthday cake, more for the boys really but I think she liked it. She used to collect Piggin' Pigs, so that explains why the cake is a pig in case you were wondering.

Bye for now


2 May 2013

And that's Magic

Here is a little wizard which I'm not sure who it's by but got a feeling it may be Pollycrafts.
Over at Passion for ProMarkers the theme is 'to die for' and here I've used circle, swirls and star dies in glitter gold card. The image is coloured with Promarkers. The star and crystal ball have glitter and glossy accents added.
Hope you like it.

Put A Button On It

I Love Promarkers Challenge this week the theme is Put a button on it. Great for me, because trust me I have hundreds and hundreds. I'm not even sure where they have all come from. 
For this challenge i have used a PB image called Tea Cozy.
Coloured the image with Promarkers and added some flowers with some button centres.
Hope you like it

Shades of Blue

I love making these little birdies out of big buttons.
Over at Sarah Hurley Challenge the theme is shades of blue and I'm entering the following card:
As well as the button I have added little silk roses, candi dots, ribbon and a bee embellishment.
Bye for now

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 205 - A Stitch In time/Use Stitching

The weeks are flying by and I'm already thinking about...............sshhh......Christmas. Talk about planning ahead!!
This week at CRAFT we have some great sponsors and here they are:

Sponsor 1:  LEJ Designs
The prize for winner 1 is 3 digis of choice from her site.
Sponsor 2: Stitchy Bear Stamps

The prize for winner 2 is a $10 USD Gift Voucher good on the three creators on our rotation this month  within the Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps Shop.

Sponsor 3 and 4: Trimgym's Digistamps and Images 

The prize for winners 3 and 4 is their choice of either
Sponsor for Top3: CraftsuPrint 

This week our Top3 will also receive a prize:

And here is my card:

I've used a Beary Dust image called baked with love. Isn't it cute.
Backing Paper - Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique
Rolling pin embellishment
Faux stitching
Don't forget to join in HERE.   
Bye for now

1 May 2013

It's All About The Music

Over at The Paper Shelter the theme this week is Music Maestro and that gave me an opportunity to find one of my favourite stamps:
Its a Penny Black stamp called Music Collage which I have coloured with Promarker and added die cut music notes and aged an sheet of music paper.
Hope you like it