Thursday, April 28, 2011

1/10 Under the Sea - Delightful Challenges DT

Hi all, this is the 1st of 10 pre-scheduled posts for DT cards over the next three weeks, as I'm going to be offline.  So they will each be quite be brief, not a lot you can say that far in advance really. is there  I will try and get on line occasionally, but i'm not sure what time or internet access I will have.

The them this week at Delightful Challenges is distressing. 
DDSTAMPS USED: Happy Fish, Sea Horse, Octopus, Chest, Chill Out Senti, under the sea BG
CS AND PAPERS: JS House Mouse Inserts, Acetate,
INK: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: digital masking, flower soft

The fabulous sponser this week is 

and the prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the store

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Crafters Companion Easter Comp.

Outside/closed view
A quick posting before I go offline for about 3 weeks, this one is for the Crafters Companion Easter Competition.


These two are the inside views

All the papers/images are from the Everyday CD set by CC. I also used Co-ordinations cardstock, which I embossed and sanded, linen effect mirri, glitter of course, although it doesn't show up well, CC Spray and Sparkle, pearls and lastly MS punches.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Karens 100th Folllower Celebration

My crafting friend Karen is celebrating her 100th follower over at krafty karens blogspot she's having a competetion and has some great prizes on offer for the lucky winners, so why not pop on over and have a look.

This is the card I made for her, the inspiration from my blog, well there are a few, I love Debbi Moore Glitter and Glitz ranges, this one is from the new "Paris" CD, I made another one for my DT card a week ago and several others over the past year, DM images are a great excuse to use glitter,  the colour is another favorite of mine apart from purple and I happen to know turq is favourite of Karens, (nothing like sucking up, eh Karen LOL).  I hope you like it Karen

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Butterflies - CD Sunday DT

Good Morning,  I hope you are having a good Easter break.

My DT Card for CD Sunday this week is made using images and papers from  the MCS Opulent CD.  I printed the BP direct onto my hammered card, then marked, cut and  folded into a tri-shutter card, the butterflies were cut and shaped, their antenna were made using bristles I took from a  floor brush,  Yes, it was a clean one I took them ages ago when the brush was new :-) 
Have a good week, whatever you are up to.

the paper shelter
flutter by wednesdays
corrosive challenges
2 sisters
crafty anns
frosted designs

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Little Dumpling - Delightful Challenges DT

Here we are again, Thursday already, the weather is gorgeous right now, have been able to have the windows wide open again the past couple of afternoons.  Thursday means it’s time for a new challenge over at Delightful Challenges, the theme this week is Paper Piecing or Paper Piercing, my photo is not the best, I had awful trouble photographing the mirri card.
 DD Stamps: Little Dumpling in Pram, Little Dumpling Acc. Set,
CS and Papers: Kanban Sugar Dotty & Linen Mirri
Access. and Eembellishments: Pink Pearls and ribbon
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Tools/Techniques: Embossing folder, Cuttlebug, Cropadile Corner shaper, MS Border Punch

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is our own DIGITAL DELIGHTS  the prize is
 Other Challenges:
There she goes monochromatic magic
woodware usa Die cuts/punches
Digi Design House Paper Piecing
i love promarkers Anything goes
my partner in crafting crime. photo inspiration - pink/white
top tip tuesday. anything goes

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sketch - Gingerloft DT

This week we have a sketch challenge for you over at Gingerloft,  my DT card uses the Geisha Girl image from Gingerloft which I coloured with promarkers, my die cut arrived in the mail a couple of days before I knew what the sketch was going to be, so when I saw the sketch it was an ideal opportunity try it out.  Before removing the card from the die I inked it to enhance the embossing, the BP is from my stash and the corners were made using an MS punch and cut to make a corner, I finished off with glitter in various places and some pearls and two layers of ribbon.
digital tuesday Little Women
stamping vacation you name the challenge

Happy Birthday CD Sunday DT

Ooohps a bit late here today, got up thinking it's Saturday and all set to take my time and prepare my posts for Sunday, only problem is it's already Sunday, seems to be the story my life right now, don't  know what day of the week it is !!! Reckon i'm going gaga.

We have to sing Happy Birthday this week to CD Sunday, because it's our 1st Birthday  the DT have got together and we have two extra special prizes up for grabs, because they are special prizes the DT are going to selecting the winners, not so easy for us given the fabulous cards that are always submitted.  All you have to do is make a birthday card making sure of course that it uses something from a Crafting CD on it - simple.

For my card I decided to use one of my favourite Debbi Moore CDs and I have quite a few of them, this one is from Glitter and Glitz - Paris. I also used some gold satin mirri which was embossed and of course using a Glitter and Glitz CD makes almost compulsory to add glitter to any bit you can get your hands on
I love this style of card fold, but can never remember what it 's called.
Hope you all have a good week.
My Grafico - April Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  Sparkle and bling
aud sentiments anything goes
Dutch Dare Fancy folds
ellephantastic Not a square or oblong
little miss muffet Glitter N shine
papertake weekly. Dimensional
pixie dust studio Say it out loud

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Red and Gold Christmas Bear

I love this digi by Meljen he's such a little cutie with his colourful Christmas stockings on, reckon he ought to take them off and hang them up for Santa or he won't get any pressies.  I've coloured him with promarkers and layered onto an oval die cut, added some sparkle with a Sakura clear star pen, and used puffy snow on his hat band and pom pom, all on some christmas mirri card and finished with ribbon and a few gemstones.

christmas card challenges
sparkles forum christmas challenge
crafty hazelnuts christmas
fabs big christmas cards
jingle belles
christmas cards all year round
alphabet challenge
betty bees buzz - Thanks Betty for letting me know about this as it's a new one too me

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Egg Briley - Delightful Challenges DT

A quick posting sheduled for Thursday this week, I'm feeling really awful again, I would rather have a minmal posting all set up to go, then come back and edit it when I'm feeling a little better and can sit up a bit longer than a few minutes, just seems to be one thing after another at the moment.  Hope you like this weeks DT card for Delightful Challenges.
EDIT: Thursday lunchtime, some minor improvement today, the sun is shining too, have the windows wide open, so lovely.
DDSTAMPS USED:  Easter Egg Briley, Daisy, Daisy accessories, Cookie senti, Easter Papers
CS AND PAPERS:  Centura Pearl
MARKERS:   Promarkers
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES:  Spellbinders Nestabilities, MS Punch 

This week our sponsor is  The Charm Bar you can win a gift certificate for $15 .

Rainbow Ladys
Hanna and Friends
aud sentiments
craft your passion
crafty hos challenge
The crazy challenge
die cut dreams
the pink elephant challenge
polly craft challenge
sparkles forum challenges
woodware usa
stamping vacation
stamps r us
ambers crafts and stuff
creative card crew
fresh brewed designs
lil red wagon
pennys paper-crafty challenges.
the sisterhood of crafters 
digital tuesday  
Karens doodles netherlands 
papertake weekly 
Bows and Berries Challenge 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Song in My Heart - CD Sunday DT

OK own up who's stolen the sunshine this morning, maybe it's just having a lie in as it's Sunday, well as it's Sunday it must mean time for a new theme over at CD Sunday, this week it is "A Song in My Heart".  I decided to use my House Mouse stamps aren't they cute in the flower hats. Backing paper is from the new JS CD House Mouse Inserts, my die cut layers were cut using Go Kreate large dies, I used Centura Pearl for the base card and finished off with pearl gems and a ribbon bow from my stash.
i love promarkers
ai factory
4 crafty chicks
abc dt challenge
anything goes challenge
Card Mad Fairies
catch the bug
craft us crazy
craft your passion
crafty anns challenge
creative clear stamps
delicious doodles
digis with attitude
digital tuesday
the fuzzy wuzzy challenges
lets ink it up
meljens designs
paper play challenge
patties creations
phindys place
sarah hurley
stamp challenges
stamping vacation
creative cowgirls
totally gorjuss
the crafty pad
I Did It Creations
sparkles forum challenge
the rubber cafe
365 cards
2 sisters challenge
shannons sentiments 
if the shoe fits 
Bows and Berries Challenge

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Grandma Wendy - again!!

Don't normally do family stuff on here, but today is different, Ivy Mae was born at 12.54 weighing in 5lb 13oz, she's looks so much like her big sister they could have been twins. Aahhhhhhh

Presley the Pirate - Delightful Challenges DT

It's new release time over at Delightful Challenges, this months new digi's are so much fun, go on over to the shop and take a look.

Our sponsor of this week's challenge is Simon Says Stamp and they are generously offering a $20 gift certificate to their store as the prize for the random winner.

DDSTAMPS USED: Presley Pirate, Ship, you're a treasure sentiment
CS AND PAPERS: Centura Pearl, Linen Mirri, Pirate Paper
COLORING MEDIUM: ProMarkers, Sakura Glaze
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Die cutting, Spellbinders Nestabilities,

Make it Monday
paper playtime
papertake weekly
I Did It Creations
critter challenge
Creative Inspirations
craft your passion
Stamping Vacation  what a guy
aud sentiments  
sassy studio designs  

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Someone Special - CD Sunday DT

These weeks seem to be flying by, can't believe it's Sunday again already. This week our theme at CD Sunday is Someone Special, as it's the 1st Sunday in the month it's also a sponsored challenge, this time we are sponsored by Cute Daisy May who has kindly offered 4 sheets of her wonderful digis of your choice as the prize.  We at the DT were lucky enough to have some of her digi's to play with too.

The base card a hammered card which I printed my backing paper design onto from MCS, the front half of the card was folded back on itself, I edged this with an MS punched border in pink linen effect mirri, and corner punched the fold back, the image was coloured with promarkers,  holographic glitter was  added to her skirt, the image was cut with a Go Kreate large die and layered onto some more pink linen effect mirri, finished off with some lovely pink pearls. Hope you like it.

Catch the Bug Anything goes
ai factory Bright colour
bling it on digi and bling

Colour Blue - Gingerloft DT

Hello there, well at last I am beginning to feel slightly better, although still feeling yucky and dizzy if I try to move too quickly, not that I ever do that with the state of my body, being stuck in my bed meant I had time to sort through my Stamps and file them properly, same with my dies too and I 've done loads of colouring for my next few weeks DT cards, so not a complete waste of time.

Enough of all that, it's time for another challenge over at Gingerloft , this time the theme is the colour blue, I used Guitarboy image availbale from Gingerloft Designs, I coloured him with promarkers, layered him onto my favourite linen effect mirri, and then onto a backing paper from my stash, I can't remember what CD I printed it from, both layers were edged with an MS punch.

Catch the Bug Anything goes
stamp something challenges. Use a Digi
digis with attitude Anything goes
creatalicious challenges Two Tone
the sisterhood of crafters  male card
ces challenges.  children
aud sentiments challenge for a child
creative card crew. for a child
I did it creations  anything goes