Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love is in the air - CD Sunday DT

Hi, It's Sunday yet again already, so it's time for a new challenge over at CD Sunday, this week "Love is the Air", so we want to see your creations, remember you only have to use a little something from a CD, but if you want use more thats fine too.  I'm planning on giving this one to my lovely OH, the teddy couple remind me of us !!

Mine I have to admit,  is not my best creation I have been a little more shaky than usual, these past couple of weeks, so had some problems, probably not the best time to decide to use my Mandala board for the shapes and hand emboss/cut, I have used 2 x DP's,  one from Joanna Sheen's  Pamela West Vol 2 CD (Green Swirls BP) and the second from MCS Opulent  (red BP, faded out mackintosh roses), my image is a Meljen's image "Teddy Bear Couple"  which I got recently and coloured with promarkers, ribbon, peel offs, are from my stash. The hearts and sentiment are from Kanban. 
Also suitable for:
Rainbow ladys challenge - Beary good
riley and co. - Heart
simply create - Give your heart
the fuzzy wuzzy challenges - Anything goes
the sisterhood of crafters  anything goes
teddy-stampers - anything goes
totally gorjuss - anything goes
anything challenge - anything goes
woodwareusa - anythong goes
aud sentiments - love
bunny zoes crafts - love
charisma cardz - love
CYDA -Love
cc monthly challenge - sketch
creatalicious challenges - ribbon & love
digi doodle shops best - swirls
mami doodles. - magic of love
fab n funky - use a digi
marks finest papers - Valentines
meljens designs dt - something with hearts
opus-gluei - hearts
paper cutz - valentines
pennys paper craft challenges. - anything goes
pile it on - love is in the air
a spoonfull of sugar - valentine
reasonable ribbon - hearts & ribbon
Creative Inspirations - 52
sparkles forum - valentines
the paper players - anything-goes
paper sundaes - valentines
crafty creations - lets heat it up (I've got my love to keep me warm)
creative cowgirls - valentine
cheerful stamppad - valentine
tellens place.- for a man
alys sunday challengecard for a guy
the crafty pad. - for a guy
scrapbook a holic - love
prairie fairy fridays. -for a sweetheart
lexis creations. - valentines
moxie fab world.- inspiration - hearts mean valentines to me

Thanks for looking, have a fab week.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Things That Fly - Gingerloft DT

It's time for another challenge over at Gingerloft, this fortnight the theme is Things That Fly, so plenty of time for you to have a go.
I am using an image available from Gingerloft called Out On A Limb, coloured with promarkers, cut out and mounted onto some dotty paper I embossed, framed with a Marianne Designs die cut, and a backing paper from MCS Opulent CD, which a printed afer fading almost out, all of this is mounted on to Centura Pearl card, I also used some ribbon from my stash and peel off sentiment.  I hope you like it.
Other Challenges:
allsortschallenge - for a male
digi doodle shops best - anything goes
crafty creations - a bird thing
fab n funky - Animals magic
the sister hood of crafters - birthday
stampin royalty - wings
one stitch at a time - anything goes
delightful sketches -celebrate
creative card crew - for men
ai factory - anything goes
alys sunday challenge - male card
Creative belli challenge - Letter P - patterned  paper

lothian crafts - anything goes
pennys papercraft challenges - anything goes
sundays with crissy. - ribbons
  my time to craft -spots/dots
creative inspirations - celebrate 

Waters Meet - CD Sunday DT

Well hello, here we are at Sunday again, and time for another challenge over at CD Sunday,  we have the theme of Waters Meet, so anything to do with water this week. Just remember to use a little something used from a CD to qualify.
So I had a little play around in the MCS Something Special CD and made one larger image and 3 smaller ones for the Waterfall bit.  I used my new Nellie Snellen die cut frame for the backings of the waterfall sections,  the ribbon I rescued from a gift I received and recycled, all other bits and bobs are from my stash.

Have a great day, I will be back a bit later on with another posting.  Well Mr Bloggers scheduler will, hopefully, as I'm writing both postings at 1am, oh the joys of not sleeping.  
Other Challenges:
one stitch at a time - anything goes

ai factory - anything goes

crafty anns - something new & old (Die cut, new & ribbon, old)
corrosive challenges - recycle
 my time to craft -spots/dots
one stop craft - more than one fold
Tellens place - spots
Creative belli challenge - Letter P - polka dot paper
cute card thursday. - recipe-123
lothian crafts - anything goes
pennys papercraft challenges - anything goes
sundays with crissy. - ribbons
card-ideas. - fabulous folds

Sunday, January 16, 2011

CD Sunday - A Sketch

Hi there,  It only seems like a couple of days since last Sunday, where has the week gone !!

As it's Sunday it's time for another challenge over at CD Sunday, this week we had a sketch to work to, it is ages since I worked to a sketch, I really enjoyed this one and made a birthday card.
The images and papers are from MCS Countryside Garden, I hadn't used this one for over a year, so it was good dig it out and have a look around, the Mirri is from Kanban, base card is Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion. the mirri scalloped circle was made using a nestie on my cuttlebug, the looped edges were made with an MS punch and some cream coloured ribbon from my stash finished of the narrow strip.

I am also going to enter this into:
totally papercrafts  birthday
top tip tuesday anything goes
tellens place  ribbon
Fairy Fun Fridays   birthday
sassy studio designs use some old stash
craft your days away anything goes
patties creations anything goes
lothian crafts. anything goes
ecp challenges. use old stash
creative inspirations  celebrate
ssds anything goes
2 sisters challenge flowers
Fairytale-challenge  flowers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Holly Christmas Card

I promised myself I would try and make Christmas cards throughout the year this year, there several christmas card challenges in blogland, so entering the challenges helps to keep me going.  I'm also going to try and keep them a little simpler this year, I sort of carried away into some quite heavy and large cards last year, as I send most of my cards abroad this turns out to be quite costly. This one folds into a DL size, is on a Centura Pearl card, images and papers are from a Joanna Sheen CD, edges are punched with a dotty Martha Stewart punch. 
abc christmas anything christmas
bah-humbug-christmas   holly and/or fairies
aud sentiments   two word sentiment
christmas card challenges
christmas cards all year round  anything goes
crafty hazel nuts christmas challenge. recycle something (ribbon)
dcd christmas club Punch out your sentiment
Winter wonderland christmas  go dotty (dotty punched border)

Guest Designer - Stamps R Us

I had the opportunity to to do a guest designer spot over at Stamps R Us this week, they are being sponsored by Gingerloft, the theme this fortnight is shaped cards, I do love shaped cards and it gave me a good excuse to use some of my new (I treated myself) Marianne Creatables die cut shapes, the frame and the flowers are all her dies, and of course a lovely digi which i've had for a while from Gingerloft. which I coloured with good old promarkers. the base card is my favorite Centura Pearl which I always keep plenty of in my card cupboard.
 This is also suitable for:
Paper Sundaes   Circles
Rainbow Lady  New to me (die)
Sweet stampin  Something New
the fuzzy wuzzy challenges anything goes & animal
Crazy Challenge Animals
all sorts  Fancy folds
card-ideas  Something old & New (new Die, old image)
ces challenges  creatures
delicious doodles   something new
lollipopcrafts.  fancy folds
sassy studio designs  something new
kaboodle doodles. do it with digis
cupcake crafts   something new
polly craft challenge  new things
pear tree designs.  circles
claudia and company  shaped card
creative card crew   fancy folds
sparkles forum something new (Die)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Celebrations - Gingerloft DT

2nd post today, well better late than never, if you read my first one you'll understand.

Over at Gingerloft this time the theme is Celebrations, as it's new year i thought i would stick with tradition and do a new year card. i'm using the new 2011 image available here. along with many other fab images.
I coloured the image with my promarkers and used a freebie backing paper from Making Cards magazine, mirri card from my stash, flower beads from Debbi Moore, some little silver stars I found in a pound shop an MS punch for the edging and used some of the waste bits as faux brads and finally generated the sentiment on my PC. all on my base card of Centura Pearl from Craftersd Companion.

Planning on entering into:
craft your passion  anything goes
craft your days away  anything goes
crafty catz  food and drink
crafty purple frog  something new (image)
creative cowgirls something new, new year
dutch dare new beginnings
everybody-art-challenge. new year
lady bugs crafts anything goes
digis with attitude new year resolution (eat more cake)
ai factory new beginnings
ooh-la-la-creations new yhear
moving along with the times.  old and new stash
.flourishes.timeless-tuesday add flowers
ellephantastic challenges new beginnings
do it with digis. new beginnings
delicious doodles something new
creative craft world. anything goes
creative card crew new beginnings
creative cottage  something new
tellens place.  punches
stamp challenges  use a digi
simon says stamps new beginnings
crazy challenge new things

New Year, New to You - CD Sunday DT

Ooohps, rather late posting today, I seem to have a lost a day somewhere, I thought it was Saturday, so came on here to prepare my two postings in advance for Sunday morning.   That plan didn't work then , Oh well.

Over at CD Sunday the challenge this week is "New year, New to you".  I had just received my new CD Winter Celebrations from MCS, so decided to "celebrate" with it. they don't show very well but the two little bottles are little tags tied on with some ribbon, just couldn't get the angle quite right for them to show up properly. I also added some sparkle to the bubbles with my ever faithful Sakura clear sparkle pen, my base card was my favorite Centura Pearl.

Also suitable for :
southern girls challenge   Anything Goes
rainbow ladys challenge  New to me
paper take  Anything Goes
moving along with the times. Something old, something new
fab n funky Anything goes
creative friday  lets party
reasonable ribbon. something new
creative cowgirls  something new 
ooh-la-la-creations new year
crazy challenge. new things
craft your passion anything goes

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Check it out

Happy New Year. I hope there aren't too many hangovers out there and the year brings you happy times, good health and good fortune.

Over at CD Sunday it's time for the monthly sponsor challenge, this month we are lucky to be sponsored by Bearly Mine Designs who have been very generous in offering a £10 voucher towards a Bearly Mine Designs CD to the lucky winner this week, there are some beautiful papers available over there, I have only just discovered BMD, wish I had found them sooner, why not pop on over and take a look. 
 The DT had a selection of papers to play with, after much playing around with it all,  I used one of the Just Plaid paper on my card, as well as Popcorn images and Centura Pearl card from Crafters Companion, I also used some mirri card from my stash, glitter on the roses and one of my fav techniques using MS punch around the page sets.
Other challenges:
woodware usa    anything goes
the crazy challenge   Punch It
digi doodle shops best   anything goes
crafts and me    anything goes
delicious doodles    purple reign
creative craft challenges  anything goes
alys sunday challenge.   anything goes
craft your days away    anything goes
aud sentiments    anything goes
ces challenges     anything goes
crafty catz   anything goes
crafty sentiments   anything goes
one stitch at a time    anything goes
creative cowgirls    Something New (BMD Papers)
creative inspirations  Something New (BMD Papers)
I Did it Creations Favorite Tecnique (MS Punching)
sparkles forum challenge Something New (BMD papers)
bunnyzoescrafts Sparkle & Shine
stamping vacation   Ligtht purple & lt blue
card makin mamas   anything goes