Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bling, Bling - CD Sunday DT

It's Bling time this week over at CD Sunday, so I thought I would go totally OTT, CC Sparkle and Spray, sparkly glitter and pearl drops everywhere, I used the Gemstone Magic CD by Debbi Moore for images and BP's


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summers Back This Week - Delightful Challenge DT

Hey there, well after the little winter spell the summer/heat is back at Delightful Challenges this week.  A quick and easy card for me this week, some colouring, cutting, layering and there you go, my recipe:

DDSTAMPS: laid back lucy, sunflower BG, umbrella avail. HERE
CS AND PAPERS:, Centura Pearl
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Get in Shape templates, Puffy snow pen, flowersoft,
COLORING MEDIUM: Promarkers, Sakura Glitter pens

Our lovely sponsor this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking and More
Who is offering a $10 voucher to spend at her store
anything goes challenge
corrosive challenge
craft your days away
crafts 4 eternity
creative craft world
daisy doodles 
creative craft challenges
emerald faeries
fresh brewed designs
fussy and fancy challenge
happileigh scrappin challenge
i love promarkers
lexis creations
paper play time
the pink elephant challenge
simon says stamps challenge
divas by design challenge

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas Pyramage

Another new release from Digital Delights by Louby Loo, she's on a roll right now, a new section recently introduced to the site is Pyramage, only a few sets so far, but she's working on getting many more done in the very near future. 
DD Stamps: Pickles Pyramage digi Set
CS/Papers: Centura Pearl, Debbi Moore Crystal Dreams, Kanban
Acc/Emb: Card Candi, Ribbon, CC Sparkle & Spray irridescant glitter, hunkydory glitter


Lets go to the circus

 I had sheduled this post for last week, but it looks like somebody stole it, as it was never posted and now I can't find it either, so lets have another go grrrr

Digital Delights by Louby Lou had a lovely new release last week called Circus , I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with them, I only had to do one project, but ended up doing three of them, I got a bit carried away!!.  They are such lovely, bright and cheerful images, there's also papers and sentiments available too.

DD Stamps: Circus Set, Circus Sentiments
C/S & Papers: Centura Pearl card, Circus Paper set
Colouring: Promarkers, Sakura Glitter glaze
Acc/Emb: Card Candi, Marianne Dies, Punches, 

Challenges for my third card:
Craft Us Crazy
Digis With Attitude
Make It Monday
totally papercrafts
craft us crazy
paper craft star
my grafico crafts
2 sisters challenge
daisy doodles creative challenges
i love promarkers

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dream - CD Sunday DT

Morning all, it's Sunday again already, now where did the week go.  I've got more water again this week on my card for CD Sunday,  well I like water scenes and I'm sadly lacking in cards suitable for the fellas, the theme for the challenge this week is Dream, now you may look at this and think what's that got to do with dreams, you have to look closely and no you are not dreaming there are hidden images in the scene of animals and an ethereal looking lady in there, I seem to remember there being about 6 of them, but I could be wrong, must have a closer look myself sometime, the image is from Ooh-La-La Dreams of Tranquility CD as is the BP, the two images are sprayed with CC Irridescent sparkle. My base card is Centura Pearl as is the card I layered the images on to, the scrolls are cut from royal blue glitter paper with my fav dies from Marianne Creatables, and the ends had some waco pearl drops applied for added embellishment. I hope you like it.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's Christmas - Delightful Challenges DT

It's Christmas !!  Going by the weather here the past three days it could well be almost Christmas, but it's not it's July and we are being good by starting on Christmas cards nice and early over at Delightful Challenges, so that's your challenge this week, lets see some fabulous christmas cards.

My Stocking Noah was coloured with promarkers, flocking was used on his hat and the stocking top.  The holly wreath die cut i've had since last year and finally got around to using, also gives some gorgeous raised holly embossing which I highlighted with colourbox inks, the berries were coloured  with a Sakura glitter sparkle pen as were the snowflakes on the xmas stocking

The sponsor for this week is Crafty Emma's Store with the prize of a £10 voucher for the lucky winner

My card recipe:
DD Stamps: Stocking Noah & seasons greetings circ sent
CS /Papers: Centura Pearl, Mirri, MCS Crystal Sparkles
Acces/Embellies: Marianne Dies, Flocking, Flowersoft Polar White, Card Candi, Ribbon,
Colouring Medium: Promarkers, Colourbox ink, Sakura Glitter pens

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all sorts challenge
ces challenges
craft your passion challenges
crafty anns challenge
the crafty pad
creative belli challenge
 creative inspirations challenge
digis with attitude challenge
digi stamps 4 joy
i love promarkers
lollipop crafts
my grafico crafts
paper pretties blog
paper take weekly
the secret crafter saturday challenge
sew many challenges
simply create challenges
stamping with dragon
christmas card challenges
sparkles forum christmas challenge
Christmas Inspirations

fairy knoll
stamp challenges
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Monday, July 18, 2011

My new Christmas Dies

Thought I would do another Christmas Card today, now I'm not sure why but nothing is turning out like the ideas in my head, so another one I'm not totally happy with, just wish I could my finger on what it is I'm not happy with.  

Anyway for this card I have used two of my new Marianne dies, which are so lovely, I added some peel offs to the sled, and also the borders of the main card, then used my MS Star border punch on gold mirri and and added some gold/blue glitter ribbon for the central band, my BP is from a Debbi Moore CD, and i've used a Darice snowflake embossing folder on some cored'inations card. the five stars at the bottom are the pieces from the Star punch used across the centre and top.  Thanks for looking.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nautical - CD Sunday DT

I had forgotten about this scenic style until a friend made one the other week and I was reminded of it, so I thought it an ideal style for using a Thomas Kincade image from a Joanna Sheen CD, it is printed onto super smooth white card and sprayed with CC Sparkle and Shine spray, cut very carefully into the appropriate sections and then matted onto a navy blue base card from my stash, easy peasy really. Yep, this was my second attempt as I really mucked up the first one from not concentrating, that'll teach me.

It is my DT card for the latest challenge over at CD Sunday with theme of Nautical, I hope we get to see you there with your creation, just remember to use something from a crafting CD and of course don't forget to tell which CD it was.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fancy Fold - Delightful Challenges DT

 Hi there,  

This weeks theme over at Delightful Challenges is Fancy Fold.  One of the styles I love is the Centre Stepper card, so I went for that, I printed an extra Briley with her balloons, and layered her for some dimension, the balloons had Crystal Glaze added to them, I used some sparkly Madiera thread from my cross stitching threads and used it for the balloon strings which I threaded through Brileys hand (she was very brave when I attacked with her the needle and it didn't hurt her when I made the hole in her hand - honest !!) My scrolls were die cut with one of my fav Marianne dies and the butterflies ribbon were made using an MS punch. Lastly I used one my fav BP's from MCS which has beautiful white silhouette swirls and butterflies on it, such a shame a lot of it is covered up.

 This week our sponsor is 
who are offering a prize of 3 sets to one lucky winner

My recipe:

DD stamps : Briley Balloons
Card/papers: Centura Pearl Card, MCS Finishing TouchPaper, Glitter paper
Acc / Embellies: Marianne Dies, Crystal Glaze, Madiera Thread, MS Butterfly Punch, Cropadile Corner Punch
Colouring: Promarkers,
Special Techniques: Centre Stepper Card 

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anything goes challenge 
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digital tuesday 
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tuesday throwdown
moving along with the times  
by the cute and girly 
Cards and scrap 
my grafico crafts 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Handbags !! - CD Sunday DT

Happy Sunday morning, this week we are challenged to make a handbag related theme over at CD Sunday.  I didn't have any handbag stamps or images that I could find, so I thought why not make a handbag and  went with using a template from MCS Encylopaedia and a BP from the same CD set, it's embellieshed with royal blue glitter paper, cut with an MS punch. Hope to see you over at CD Sunday with your entry.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Purple Christmas

Left my own devices almost every thing i made would be purple, so I have tried very hard for ages not to include purple, yesterday I thought it's time I gave in and made a mostly purple card, something else I haven't used for a while are my fav House Mouse stamps, love these mice blowing up balloons ready to party, the only other colours on here are the mice colours and the balloons in, yellow, pink, orange, blue, lilac and turq, which were coloured with my whisper watercolour pens and then sprayed with CC Irridescent glitter spray, the purple mirri was put through my cuttlebug using a Marianne Designs embossing & cutting folder (so hard to photo) my Backing Paper is a digi paper from Bearly Mine Designs which i changed the colour of in MCS, the snowflakes were made with an MS punch. Thanks for looking.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Down on The Farm - Delightful Challenges DT

It's new release week over at Digital Delights by Louby Loo, this month  newbie is Down on the Farm set, and that's the theme for the challenge this week over at the sister site Delightful Challenges. I made a Double Twisted Easel card.

DD stamps used: Farmboy Petey, Hallie Horse
CS & papers : Centura Pearl Card, Artylicious Papers
Access/embellishments : Nestabilities, Marianne Dies, MS Punche, Flowersoft, Glossy Accents
Colouring medium : Promarkers

We have a wonderful sponsor this week

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anything goes challenge
bearly mine challenges
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thecrafty pad
deep ocean challenge
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the fuzzy wuzzy challenge
one stitch at a time
rainbow ladys challenge
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Monday, July 4, 2011



Just a quick post to let you know who the winner of the digi stamp 
I used in my project
Blast off Billy

Congrats to : Bunny

I've forwarded your info onto Wendy (AKA Louby Loo) 
and she will be in touch soon

Thanks to all who entered and welcome to my new followers

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Christmas is Calling - Sponsor week - CD Sunday DT

Gosh another month gone already, can't believe it's already July, I hope you are enjoying the summer.

As it's the 1st challenge of the month that means it's a sponsor week over at CD Sunday and this week we are lucky to have The Stamping Boutique as our sponsor, they are offering a prize of 3 images of your choice to one lucky winner, so lets see your entries for Christmas over at the CD Sunday challenge blog.

I chose to play with the Stamping Boutique digi stamp Mail Girl for my card and coloured her with promarkers and used flowersoft polar white on her fur trims, the snow is made with my puffy snow pen, clever stuff that ! my Stars & Globes BP is from the Crystal Dreams CD by Debbi Moore, the snowflakes were cut with an MS snowlfake punch and the circular die cut and the icicles border are both with Marianne Creatables (I just love their dies and i'm building up quite a collection now) from some Kanban patterened mirri card. So I can pop another Christmas card in my box. Thanks for looking.