Sunday, February 27, 2011

Art Nouveau - CD Sunday DT

Hi there, i'm still offline, so another automated posting.

This week the challenge over at CD Sunday is Art Nouveau, ooh one of my favourites, I just love the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.  This week I'm using my fav colours.
 Images: MCS Opulent CD
Card Stock: Centura Pearl, Mirri
Papers: MCS Opulent CD
Tools & Embellishments: MS Punch, Gems, Embroidery threads from stash

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dragons Fly

Just a quick post with this Christmas waterfall style card.

Images:   Stamping Dragon Designs     
Card Stock:  white Hunkydory, Green Holographic Mirri,  white card from stash
Colouring:   Promarkers, Sakura Glaze
Access./Embellies: Glitter, Marvy puffy snow pen for hat, ribbon and brads from stash                    
Tools:  Nellie Snellen Die, Cuttlebug, Mandala embossing board 

crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - white stuff  on the hat and the card
Winter Wonderland - Animal
abc christmas challenge - D for Double
sparkles forum christmas - christmas tree
bah-humbug-christmas - Things that Fly
karber christmas challeng - No 6

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shabby Chic - Rainbow Lady's Challenge

It's Shabby Chic at Rainbow Lady's this week, now not one of my fav themes, but you have to stretch yourself  from time to time, not sure if I've stretched quite enough right now, probably should have used some faded papers too, but as I don't have any printed and the printer is packed away, I have to manage this afternoon with what I have already.  

I've been going to use this image (which I printed ages ago) for while now, so this challenge is just right for it, love those old shabby shutters, door and the steps on it. just the sort of place I always imagined having, but am so glad I don't now, I would never be able to get indoors, imagine getting a wheelchair up those steps !!
The image is from Ooh-La-La Creations CD,  Watercolour Memories - French Steps.  I do love this CD, so many lovely scenes and images. Not sure where the papers are from they were in my scraps box, I used a Nestie for the oval and a Marianne Creations die for the flourish, base card is Centura Pearl and the mirri is Kanban Linen Effect. Hope you like it.
Other Challenges:
a spoonfull of sugar - birthday
party time tuesdays - anything goes

scrap-creations - birthday

incy wincy - dies or punches

one stop craft - birthday

owh - any occassion

do you stack up - anything goes

guylous inimitability - Anything goes
paper romance - anything goes

digi doodle shops best - spot/ dots
shellys images - Ribbon
paper play - lets get sentimental
I did it Creations - Anything goes 
crazy 4 challenges- dies
7 kids College challenge - Square
creative craftworld - square
guylous inimitability - anything goes
fresh brewed designs - ribbon/bows 

Use your scraps - Delightful Challenges DT

Hello there,  my next few posts are all pre-scheduled for posting as I am  going to be offline for a couple of weeks or so,  hopefully you are reading this and Mr Blogger has worked properly,  I'm actually here on Sunday afternoon in some gorgeous sunshine writing all my various posts up ready to go.

This is my first DT card with Delightful Challenges. it's for their latest challenge beginning today  entitled "Use your Scraps", I've used the very cute Pippin Mouse image in my card, now obviously they prefer that you use one of their fabulous Digital Delights images in your creation, but you do not have to in order to play, if you do you will receive two entries. So what are you waiting for.
Images: Birthday Pippin, Mice Day Sentiment
Card Stock: Centura Pearl, Mirri, 
Papers: from my scrap box
Colouring : Promarkers, Sakura Glaze Pens

Monday, February 21, 2011

WOW - great news

Wow, great news, how pleased am I, I've known for a little while, but had to keep it a secret until now, that was so hard, I've been invited to join the DT over at Delightful Challenges.  
Each Friday there is a freebie digi stamp available (just click the "Friday Freebie" link in my sidebar),  Each month there is a brand new set of digi stamps released.  My first DT card will be on Thursday.   Hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our Furry Friends - Gingerloft

It's Furry Friends time over at Gingerloft, so dig out those sweet furry images and join us.  I kept it simple this week, Hope you like mine, He maybe furry and look adorable, but I don't think he would be so friendly up close.
Images:                       Gingerloft 
Card Stock:                 Centura Pearl, Kanban dotty mirri   
Colouring:                   Promarkers
Access./Embellies:  Card Candy faux brads, gold sentiment 
Tools:                     Marianne Designs Die, Cuttlebug
Other Challenges:

Get A Head Get A Hat - CD Sunday DT

Hi there.  This week over at CD Sunday the theme is Get a Head Get a Hat - basically something with headgear, hats, and of course something from a CD.  I was originally going to do my favorite deco lady in a hat, but then I received this stamp set by Creative Expressions, that I had forgotten I had ordered, so i thought lets be different. I like to live dangerously !!  How I wish.  Have a great week, whatever you are doing.
Images:                        Creative Expressions - Native Amercian Spirit
Card Stock:                 Matt cream, Bottle green, Lt Green from stash
Papers:                        MCS - Wild at Heart
Ink:                              Rust fluid chalk ink
Colouring:                 Promarkers
Tools :                         Nestabilities, Cuttlebug
ecp challenges - something for the boys

Sunday, February 13, 2011

swirls and pearls - CD Sunday DT

Morning folks, It's CD Sunday challenge time again already,  this week the theme is Swirls and Pearls. I made this with a very good friend in mind, it's her birthday very soon.
My swirls BP was from Debbi Moores' Gemstone Magic CD, other papers and images and sentiment were by Nancy Watt, The main image was heat embossed with MCS embossing powders, base card was Centura Pearl, the Mirri was from Kanban, I used an MS punch on some of the corners, ribbon, pearls were from my stash.  Thanks for looking, have a great week.

Other challenges:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friendship - CD Sunday DT

Hey there, this week is sponsor week over at CD Sunday, and our sponsor is debbees cds  who have been very generous and kindly donated a prize of the Bryony Bee CD, which I'm told is a rare CD and not available for purchase, what a shame I can't enter this. 

The DT were given some images from Debees sets, after seeing Nancy Watt make a double twisted easel card  a couple of weeks ago I decided to have a play for a slightly different shape and this what I came up with.
As well as Debees Images and Backing Paper I used some red mirri, made my flowers using a Marianne Dies, some ribbon from and faux brads from my stash.

Other challenges:
paper take weekly - anything goes
scrap-creations - friendship
sew many challenges - anything goes
totally papercrafts - freindship
whoopsie daisy - not square
catch the bug - anything goes
Craft challenge - in roll of die
delightful sketches - come-fly-with-me
flutter by wednesdays - fairy
lady bugs crafts - card-for-child.
little claires designs - anything goes
lollipopcrafts - sisters
marks finest papers - add handmade flowers
stamp fairy - homemade flowers
magical monday - add flowers

Colour Red, Valentine - Gingerloft DT

Another fortnight gone again, were does it go, time for another challenge over at Gingerloft Challenge , this week the challenge is the colour Red, along with some of my teamies I chose to work with The Kisis image available from Gingerloft here
The image had some pink added with my promarkers, I matted it on to some red card which was embossed on my cuttlebug using the swirls embossing plate, I also used some linen effect mirri card in pale pink, the ribbon was pleated and mounted onto a Marianne die, I edged the ribbon with a Sakura clear star glitter pen, and topped it of with a heart shape gem, and added some small gems to the front of the easel base. 

Other challenges:
paperplaytime - digi monday
southern girls - dry embossing
meljens designs - fun folds
stamp-n-doodle - valentine
the paperplayers - love-is-in-air
crafty pad - love is in the air
 cutie-sunday - hearts
OSAAT - Do it with a digi
7 kids challenge - i-heart-you
by the cute and girly - red-is-all-around-us
do it with digis - romance
city crafter - romance
cheerful stamp pad - be-my-valentine
crafty purple frog - valentines
cc monthly - romance
creatalicious challenges - romance and ribbon
creative cowgirls - love-is-in-air
digi doodle shops best - valentines
do it with digis - valentines
fun with shapes - hearts
robyns fetish challenge - love-is-in-air-
karber monthly - love
MAWTT - red
riley and co. - heart
sparkles forum - valentines
sundays with crissy - love-is
whoopsie daisy - not square
yns challenges. - pretty-pleats
tandas teaser
double dutch

Friday, February 4, 2011

flowers and butterflies

Hello, I've had this in my head for a while now, and finally got around to making it this week.
The papers are from Bearly Mine, I used dies from Marianne Designs for the flowers, leaves, large butterfly, and background shapes, the small butterlies are cut with a Martha Stewart punch and glittered on the edges with a sakura clear sparkle pen, I also used Kanban Mirri, CC Centura Pearl card, ribbon and gems from my stash.

C R A FT - roll of die
paper take weekly - anything goes & flowers
ces challenges - bold & bright
just us girls challenge. - wild card.
totally gorjuss - as you like it
Stamp, scrap, doodle - punchy
pink gem challenge - ribbon and lace (lacey punched butterflies)
pear tree designs - flowers
pile it on - punches
ooh-la-la-creations - 3 of a kind
anything goes challenge - butterflies
delightful sketches - come fly with me
stamping with dragon. - anything-goes
resq challenge - get-in-line
the paper players - anything goes
flourishes - are you ready for a taste of spring
sew many challenges - anything goes
crafty catz - tartan/plaid (hope my Plaid qualifies)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Popcorn Christmas - Bah Humbug

Bah Humbug's challenge this week is  - Oldie but a Goldie.  I'm having a change from the traditional Christmas colours and time to get Popcorn out of hibernation this card was created from Crafters Companion Popcorn the Bear, images and backing papers,  Kanban Mirri Linen, tnot sure where I got the base card from, the corners  and medallion shape were punched with an MS punch,