Sunday, December 29, 2013

4/8 - We are Saling - CD Sunday DT

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and received all the craft goods you asked Santa for.  This time at CD Sunday our theme is 'We are Sailing', my card used images and BPs from Shawn Jenkins CD by Ooh-La-La creations, I added some real shells for embellishments and some Bakers Twine. Hope you have a great News Year Eve.

Monday, December 23, 2013

3/8 - winter wonderland - OLLCB DT

Another card with image/paper from Shawn Jenkins Collection by Ooh-La-La Creations for their challenge this week 'Winter Wonderland' I also used some 'Merry Christmas' paper ribbon, some Christmassy ribbon for my bow, and some red Queen and Co Twinkle Goosebumbs.

Hope you all have Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

2/8 - 3D's Die Cuts, Decoupage & DL - CD Sunday DT

This week at CD Sunday the theme is 3Ds - Die Cuts, Decoupage and DL, mine is a birthday card for a special young lady whose birthday is in January, I've used Daisy and Friends CD from Joanna Sheen the little girl is decoupaged, I also added a die cut bow and teardrop shaped pearl to finish off. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

1/8 - Use a Doily in a Different Way - OLLCB DT

Hello, this the first of my scheduled postings whilst we are away, there will be eight in total of the next few weeks and the will each be quite brief.

This time we have been challenged to 'Use A Doily in a Different Way' over at Ooh-La-La.  I folded mine to give a fan effect after inking it with pale blue and pale pink chalk inks, my Bp's and image are from the latest Ooh-La-La CD - The Shawn Jenkins Collection and is one of my favourites to work with, my embellishments were made using Martha Stewart Paper Clay and moulds, and some dotty ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Home Sweet Home - CD Sunday DT

Time for another challenge over at CD Sunday  this week our theme is 'Home Sweet Home' , I've used Pam West CD from Joanna Sheen for my card, I punched the front edge with an MS punch and added some Pink spotty Ribbon and a few gems to finish off. 

Hope to see your creations there, just don't forget to use something from a CD, and name the CD used, it only has to be a a little bit.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Birthday - OLLCB

A nice and easy challenge this time over at Ooh-La-La Creations challenge blog the new theme is 'Birthday'.  Most of the cards I make are for Birthdays.  I made this DT card using the Nursery Times CD and added some Card Candi to the finished card.

There is also a DT Call this week for anyone who is interested.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

F Is For ?

Well in my case F is for ?   Furry Friends, that's our theme over at CD Sunday this week, it's going to be a very brief post today as I am using a different computer, my laptop had a hissy fit a couple of days ago and I'm in the process of re-installing everything.

I used images and papers for this little set from Faithful Friends CD by Ooh-La-La, with the addition of a punched border into Linen effect mirri, ribbon, and dew drops.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and see what all my teamies have been up to.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Simply Square - CD Sunday DT

Hello, I'm back again at long last.  Back in August I had a fall and injured my right arm, I also dislocated my index finger on my left hand, just as they were improving a few weeks later I had another fall doing exactly the same thing again, my right arm is now much better, but the finger will never be the same, it's crooked and also numb at the end, the knuckle joints are still painful, so i'm having to change how i do things, you don't realise how much you use the finger till it's out of action.

This week at CD Sunday our theme is 'Simply Square', my card was a quick and easy one, it Suses image and papers from Mulberry Wood CD by Crafters Companion, I have decoupaged some layers, and finished off with some Card Candi, Sakura Glitter pens and Christmas ribbon from my stash.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

On the Beach - CD Sunday DT

This weeks theme at CD Sunday brings back memories for me.  Many many years ago I used to be a surfer, most weekends would find me at a beach in north Devon, surf boards at hand, a small single layer two person tent to grab a couple of hours sleep, and a single burner primus stove for cooking breakfast happy days. 

So the theme is 'On the Beach' my card uses elements and papers from Shabby Chic Seaside by Debbi Moore, the cardstock is Centura Pearl and the dies are from Spellbinders Grand range.

quick quotes
daring card makers
Challenges and Candies
pink gem
here come the boys

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sports - My Time To Craft DT

This Easel card  is about as close as I get to a 'sport' card, which is the new theme over at My Time To Craft this time, using images and papers and embellies from Popcorn Platinum Collection from Crafters Companion, the main image is decoupaged for more depth, I also used Centura Pearl for the base card and some mirri card for matting and layering

crafters companion
patties creations
sister act
simply create too
Inspire me Fridays

Monday, August 19, 2013

Inspired by a Song - OLLCB DT

It's time for a new theme over at Ooh-La-La and  it's 'Inspired by a Song', my song is How Much is that Doggie in the Window. So today I have an easel card, the image and BP'd are from the Ooh-La-La Cd Faithful Friends, he is so cute.  the die cut is from Marianne Creatables cut in to silver mirri. I finished off with a bow from the CD and some blue raindrops.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

add a Number - CD Sunday DT

I'm showing  you all an oval shaped card today, this is my DT card for CD Sunday, our new theme is 'Add a Number', I cut the shaped card using Centura Pearl and a Go Kreate nesting die, I also cut the DP into the same shape, the image is from Debbi Moores' CD My Fair Lady, finally I added some glitter, Kort and Godt roses and the numbers.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Quick and Cute - CD Sunday DT

Quick and Cute is our theme this week over at CD Sunday, so a nice easy one this week, I've used a House Mouse image from Joanna Sheen, the BP is from Do Crafts Me to You, a MS corner punch for the corners and a little bow at the top.

crafty ribbons
Inspire me Friday
Winter Wonderland
hobby house

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Aperture Card - MTTC DT

Today I'm showing an an Aperture card which is my DT card for the latest 'Aperture' theme at My Time To Craft. Made using Centura Pearl base card, a die for the aperture, card candi and images and papers from Shabby Chic Vintage Travel by Debbi Moore.

crafts 4 eternity
sister act
brown sugar 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Step Back in Time - OLLCB DT

Our theme this time at Ooh-La-La Creations is 'Step Back in Time', I thought would be a bit different and show this digi card with a steamer boat, made for my brothers birthday the image and papers are from one of my favourite OLL CDs Boys to Men, the embellies are from Daisy Trail kits


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Transportation - CD Sunday DT

Today it's a new challenge over at CD Sunday, the theme is Transportation, so an ideal opportunity for me to make a card for a male, the topper and DP are from My Craft Studio Collectors edition CD's, I used Centura Pearl for the base card, added some buttons, the other embellies are from a Daisy Trail digi kit.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Garden Pleasures - CD Sunday DT

What a funny week it's been, we've had some terrific thunderstorms here most nights that have caused some quite substantial damage across the region, thankfully apart from several days without phones or internet we've been OK, but several friends have suffered badly.  Sounds daft but thunder here sounds so different from when we were in UK, the thunder just seem to rumble on for ages and shake the house, very few noisy bangs,  so we're hoping to catch up on some much needed sleep this week.

My card which is for the latest challenge at CD Sunday uses image and papers from two Joanna Sheen CD's Ivory Cats and Pam West, I also used dies from both Memory Box and Heartfelt Creations for the little bird, cat, frame, and the flowers and leaves, and some paper lace over my paper joins.

crafts 4 eternity anything goes
delicious doodles summer
sister act
charisma cardz make your own embellies (flowers)
happy campers summer
paper-crafting journey punches/dies

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sympathy - MTTC DT

This time over at My Time To Craft, we have the theme of Sympathy, one of those times that we all need to cater for and often shy away from making.

My card uses images and papers from My Craft Studio, the base card is a pale green, Centura Pearl and the sentiment I made using Craft Artist 2

Monday, July 22, 2013

The One you Love - OLLCB DT

Yay !! back on line at last, have missed it, we had a tremendous thunderstorm that knocked out our internet and phone lines early in the weekend, so i'm quickly posting my latest DT card for Ooh-La-La, then must go off to do my commenting that didn't happen.

My image and papers are from Carnival of Colour CD, with the addition of a die cut heart from silver mirri card.

Don't forget to pop over and see what my teamies have been making this week.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dreams and Dragons - CD Sunday DT

Wow what a hot week it's been, 33/34C most days and the forecast to be even hotter next week here, much too hot for me I'm afraid, and to make things worse I've got a throat and ear infection with a temp to match.

It's been a sad week too for us, our shy little fur baby Fizzy didn't come home Monday after her morning wander, somewhat unusual as she never went far from her food bowl, we assumed at first she may have got locked in somewhere, sadly a little later George found her out at the side of the main road through the village, Brandy seems to be missing her as she seems to want more cuddles and has a surplus of energy as she her and Fizzy used to chase each other around the house and garden.

On to more cheerful subjects, this week our theme at CD Sunday is Dreams and Dragons, I reverted to my favourite purples for this one, the image is from Simply Sumara and the papers are from Joanna Sheen, I decoupaged the group of flowers on the topper and used die cuts into silver mirri for the corners and the dragonfly.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Christmas in July - CD Sunday DT

This week over at CD Sunday it's my turn to pick the theme, I know it's only July, but I decided on Christmas in July, in the hope that it may get me into the groove for making a few, I had intended to get a head start back in April, but never quite got that far !! 

So here you see my first Christmas this year a cute House Mouse Topper from Joanna Sheens House Mouse Triple CD as are the papers, I also used some paper 'seasons greetings' tape and die cut some Poinsettias and fir sprigs, some puffy snow, and finished off with some Red Twinkle Goosebumps 


allsorts - Fur or Feathers
simply create too - Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas in July
paper crafting journey - Christmas in July
shellys images - Christmas in July
fab n funky - Christmas in July
cut it up - Christmas in July
crafting when we can - Christmas in July

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Turquoise & Brown - MTTC DT

We have a colour challenge starting today over at My Time To Craft, the colours are Turquoise and Brown my card is made with image and BP's from Frou Frou by Crafters Companion,  I also added some brown pearls to finish off.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Ebony and Ivory - OLLCB DT

Another fortnight gone already, time seems to be flying by, this time at Ooh-La-La we have the theme of Ebony and Ivory, my image and BP is from fabulous Yesterdays Memories CD, I thought I would use a gatefold card this time, as I haven't done one in ages, I used Spellbinders dies for the leafy scrolls cut from black mirri card and finished off with some Ivory shade roses.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hats - CD Sunday DT

It's the first Sunday of the month again already, so over at CD Sunday that means it's a sponsored challenge, this month we have Jems Designs who are offering a CD from their range for one lucky entrant.

The team were generously given the lovely Hat Box Collection CD to work with, this turquoise hat and BP's jumped out for me, after purple, my fav colours are Turquoise or Fuschia, I added an extra layer of the hat and the bag and highlighted them with Sakura Silver Glitter pen, unfortunately it doesn't show up at all in the piccy.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Dance - CD Sunday DT

Our latest theme over at CD Sunday is 'Dance', I love this image from Crisalis Classics by Crafters Companion, I sprayed with iridescent glitter spray/varnish, I used Marianne dies for the flowers and cut from papers and card, then added the ribbons and finished off with gems, the leaf flourish was a Memory Box die, I've had the lace for ages and thought it would go well on this card.

polly craft - anything goes
pennys Papercraft - Girl Power
crafts and me  - anything goes
crafting by designs - anything goes
crafty ribbons - ribbons
A.R.T. - anything goes
sister act  - anything goes
crafty catz  - flowers
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
allsorts - Lavender and Lace

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Masking - MTTC DT

This week our theme at My Time To Craft this week is 'Masking' .  I am showing you some ATC's I made recently for a swap, I masked together the various flowers, butterflies and birds from various Daisy Trail digi kits using Craft Artist 2 before printing and cutting around the top of the images and layering onto the backgrounds.

A.R.T.  - anything goes
paper-crafting journey - anything but a square card
rubys rainbow - Things with wings
ATC's with attitude bright and cheerful
digi haven - flowers

Monday, June 24, 2013

Welcome Little One - OLLCB DT

A new baby card today for the latest theme over at Ooh-La-La Challenge, my image and paper is taken from Ooh-La-La's Everyday Occasions CD. This was a quite and quick and easy to do I added some ribbons and pearls to finish off.

crafty catz - Anything goes
inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Recipe
dutch dare - Beginning with B - Baby, Blue
polly craft - Anything Goes
craft lovin - Anything Goes
hobby house - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 23, 2013

S is for....? - CD Sunday DT

Time for another challenge over at CD Sunday - 'S is for ....' well in my case it could be, Sand, Seashells, Seaside or Sailing, my image and BP is from Joanna Sheens Tom Mielko CD, there are some fabulous images on this CD.  I also used a memory box die with some core-d'inations card and embellishments of real baby sea shells.
bastel-traum. - Water
scrap it girl - die cut
sunshine mail - At the beach
crafters cafe - masculine
Splendiforous Creations - At the beach
brown sugar - Summer
jelly park - Masculine
sister act - Anything goes
2 sisters - Summer fun

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Time for another challenge over at CD Sunday and this time we have the theme of Kimono, handy for me as I recently got some new oriental dies in a sale,   which went perfectly with my image and papers from Joanna Sheens Eastern Treasure CD, I love the stork die cut even though it was a little fiddly,I finished off with some ribbon threaded through another die, added a bow and some gems

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Triptic - MTTC

This time over at My Time To Craft we have a style I've not used for a while 'Triptic', for my card I've used and image and paper from my latest purchase  from Joanna Sheen Triple House Mouse CD, the edge is punched with an MS punch, I added depth to the marshmallows with some puffy snow and some some sparkle to the centre of the flowers with a Sakura Glitter pen, finished off with some paper lace ribbon and some gems.

divas by design
fab n funky
bearly mine designs
Through the Craftroom Door
alphabet challenge
delicious doodles
sister act

Monday, June 10, 2013

Buttons/Bling - OLLCB DT

Buttons/Bling is our theme for the latest challenge over at Ooh-La-La this time, my image is from their Dreams of Tranquility CD, I used some sparkle spray glaze from Crafters Companion to give it a sparkle, I also used an embossing folder with core-d'inations paper, finally added some pearls and roses for bling.

pennys paper challenge
aud sentiments challenge
365 cards
pink gem
5 simple Things

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fine Plumage - CD Sunday DT

At long last summer seems to have arrived here, we've had a lovely few days here topped of by a noisy thunderstorm this evening. 

This week our theme over at CD Sunday is 'Fine Plumage', my kinetic card was a unique one to start off with as I stuck the topper upside down, so it now has two toppers one top of the other, the image is from Joanna Sheens Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection, one of the first craft CDC's I bought having seen it on a channel (Create and Craft) .I landed upon surfing with a new digibox whilst on hols a few years ago , now I have several shelves full of craft cd's.

crafty calendar  - Things with wings
sister act - anything goes
totally papercrafts - punches/dies
bearly mine  Punches/dies
creative card crew - punches/dies
paper take weekly - anything goes
through the craftroom door - anything goes

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Faithful Friends - CD Sunday DT

It's sponsor time over at CD Sunday this week. This time we have Ooh-La-La Creations sponsoring us with the theme of Faithul Friends,  I have another offering from the samples I made recently for the release of their latest CD by the same name as the theme Faithful Friends. as well as papers and image from the CD I also used and embossing folder on some core-d'inations, a couple of peel of strips, some rain drops and lilac organza ribbon.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Bookmark - MTTC DT

This time at My Time To Craft we have the challenge of  'A Bookmark' mine is a recent make as a sample for Ooh-La-La Creations release of their latest CD Faithful Friends. I used some bronze linen effect mirri card for the base and the rear, and punched another piece for the centre band, just added the doggie topper and sandwiched ribbon in between the layers.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Inspired By Nature - OLLCB DT

Time for a new challenge over at the Ooh-La-La Challenge blog and this time we have the theme of  'Inspired by Nature', thought I would make a Shutter Card this time to show off the images and papers which are from Yesterdays Memories CD, I printed the BP direct on to the hammered card, cut and shaped the flowers from the CD also and finished the centres with some gems, the ribbons are also from the CD, the front image I cut twice and decoupaged to give extra dimension, although it doesn't really show here.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Aged to Perfection - CD Sunday DT

This weeks offering from me for CD Sunday DT uses papers and image from Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood, layered on to Pearlescent card and using my new Grand nesting die set, finished off with some ribbon threaded through the holes and tied at the top, love the cute bears with their Champagne, which is where it fits in with our theme 'Aged to Perfection' - I decided it was vintage champagne and therefore aged to perfection. My CD bit is the swirly BP in the corners above the ribbon.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Go Green - CD Sunday DT

What a wet weekend it is, with all this rain the garden will be definitely be green, over at CD Sunday this week, we have the theme of 'Go Green'  I decided to go for colour green rather than recycling and my papers and image are from My Craft Studio Opulent CD.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Christmas in May - MTTC DT

Christmas in May is our theme at My Time To Craft this week, with the way the weather is it seems like it, loads of rain again today, well it is a bank holiday weekend here in France. My papers and image are from Crafters Companion  Mulberry Wood CD, with the addition of some christmassy ribbon and a few card candi embellies.

Monday, May 13, 2013

My second automated posting this week is for Ooh-La-La Creations, this time around we have the theme of 'Seeing Red', my image and papers are all from their Yesterdays Memories CD.   Just love this image which I layered onto some mirri card, I decided to make a patchwork with the various BP's and finished off with two corner die cuts and a few pearls.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ornate Blossom - CD Sunday DT

A couple of automated posts from me this week, as I won't be around for a few days, it also means I will have all my commenting to catch up on next week too, not that i normally do it until after a challenge has finished, as I can never remember which ones I have done, so I find much easier to do them all in one go.

As I write this it's raining yet again and has got dark early due to the clouds. This time at CD Sunday Christine chose 'Ornate Blossom' as our theme, thought I would go for black/white/silver combo as it 's quite striking. I also used Spellbinders dies and embossed my base card with an A4 folder. my blossom is from Joanna Sheens Eastern Treasures CD.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

weddings - CD Sunday DT

Lots of lovely Purple Cards for my choice last week, it's going to be hard to choose the top 3.  This week we have the theme of 'Weddings' over at CD Sunday, for my card I used the Mulberry Wood Collection from Crafters Companion and also the little bit of green floral BP which was from a Joanna Sheen CD, that I used for another project recently.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sentiment as the Focus - MTTC DT

This week over at My Time to Craft our theme is 'Sentiment as the Main focus'  a bit different for me as virtually always use a piccy as my main focus, quite pleased with how this came out I used one of my new dies for the background paper and the shapes.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Vintage/Nostalgic - Ooh-la-La DT

My card for this challenge features image and papers from Ooh-La-La's Yesterdays Memories CD just love those dresses, wish I had a figure to wear something like that, so elegant. I also used some purple mirri die cut with spellbinders, some flowers die cut from the BP and a few pearls for good measure, don't forget to pop over to the challenge and see what the other girls have made.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Purple Paradise - CD Sunday DT

Well I've spent several hours trying to add a photo to this post, but blogger will not play, hopefully I will be able to add it later, in the meantime if you want to see my purple creation pop over to CD Sunday where it is the 2nd card on display. This week the theme is Purple Paradise which you may or not have guessed was my choice, so I'm looking forward to seeing all your Purple creations.

Edit: it loaded at last - yay.

It's our wedding anniversary today and we've been married 13 years now, can't believe it's so many already, the time has flown by.

Anyway on to my card, the images and paper are from Eastern Treasures by Joanna Sheen, I do love the elegance and colour of Purple Irises, I also used some Purple Centura Pearl for the base and some lilac core'dinations for the die cuts and finished with a few purple pearls.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Majesty - CD Sunday DT

Today I'm showing you a card made for one of my grand-daughters birthday, she is into everything 'princess' and 'pink', so thought this was just right for my DT card in our challenge this week over at CD Sunday where we have the theme of  'Majesty', as well as the image and some of the papers from Crafters Companion SWALK CD, I also used a little paper from another CD, but cannot remember which one, I also used dies for the 'Happy  Birthday' and the heart, the little pink butterfly and the pink flowers are from my stash, I   inked some of my edges with color-box chalk inks and highlighted her tiara with a sakura glitter pen.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Easel Cards - OLLCB DT

We did have friends staying with us this week, but a family crisis caused them to have to return to the UK in the early hours of this morning, it was a hectic few hours organising travel and getting them on their journey.  I've only just remembered I had a posting to do this morning, well better late than never !

This week over at Ooh-La-La Challenge we have the theme of 'Easel Cards' one of my favourite styles, for mine I used papers, image which is a pyramaged and embellies from Yesterdays Memories CD which has lot of lovely vintage style images suitable for all occasions including some for those difficult male projects.