Monday, August 29, 2011

Help for Karen

Please could you spare a few minutes to read this post on Wendy's blog she puts this so much better than I ever could.  Karen is a friend who is a very talented crafter, and a wonderful kind person, she has been going through a really tough time over the past couple of  years and she needs as many of us as possible to help her,  despite all her health problems she always manages to stay cheerful and supportive of all her crafting friends. You might also like to pop over to Karens blog and take a look at all her lovely work.  Thanks  xx

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just Because - CD Sunday DT

This week the theme over at CD Sunday is Just Because, I decided to use digi papers and images from Venetian Masquerade Collection CD by Debbi Moore. I've had this for a while now and not had a reason to use it, so this seemed like a good time. I added lots of glitter, well you just have too with DM's images don't you ! shame it doesn't show up very well in the piccy, and some Card Candi faux brads.

anything goes challenge - film inspiration - Eyes Wide Shut
bearly mine challenges - Bling
charisma cardz - glitter it
clear it out challenge - glitter it
crafters companion monthly challenge - glitter n glitz
happileigh scrappin challenge - girly girl
jens digi stamps - non standard folds
my time to craft challenge - here come the girls
the poodles parlour - Anything goes
shopping our stash - red
one stop craft challenge -  not square
totally gorjuss - as you like it

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Larry Bee - Delightful Challenge DT

Morning, Oh dear I seem to have lost a day somewhere this week, I thought is was only Wednesday, but it's actually Thursday, so I had best dash this posting out quickly.  It's time for new challenges over at Delightful Challenges and this week the theme is to use digital patterned papers, I haven't used this fan technique for ages now, so I thought it would make nice change and display these lovely papers and image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo quite well.

My recipe:
DD Stamps: Honey Pot Larry
DD Papers/CS:  Busy Bees Papers, Centura Pearl Card, gold mirri
Colouring:    Promarkers, Sakura Glitter Glaze, Crystal Glaze
Acc/Embell: gems, ribbon, brad

Our sponsor this week is our very own sister blog who are offering a $10 voucher to one lucky winner.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nursery Rhymes - CD Sunday DT

Boy it's hot here at the moment, we're right in the middle of a heatwave, today the thermometer topped out at 38C outside, i'm writing this at 1.30 at night but it's still 25C out there, far too hot for me, reckon sleep will not be easy tonight.  Tomorrow is my hubbys birthday so I really should try and find the card I made for him weeks ago, I put it somewhere safe, but do you think I can find it now,!!!

Anyway enough of my ramblings as it's Sunday again already, it's time for a new challenge over at CD Sunday and this week the theme is Nursery Rhymes, I really struggled to find any suitable images and then I found this in the new Humphrey range from Crafters Companion and I thought Goosey Goosey Gander, the backing papers are from the Humphrey CD, the flower and scroll dies are from my fav range of Marianne Creatables, the base card is Centura Pearl and the mirri is Kanban linen effect, all finished off with a few pearls, and some sakura glitter pens.  Have a good week everyone.

catch the bug - birds or bees

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ovals - CD Sunday DT

A bit of glitter and glitz for me for my card this week, although it doesn 't show up very well in the photo, the theme we have this week over at CD Sunday is Ovals, as you can see I have a few with the aid of the CD Debbi Moore Glitter & Glitz Paris and a little art deco type folding which haven't done for ages now. Lastly I added hunky dory glitter and some clear gems.  Hope you like it.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wings - Delightful challenge DT

My posting is rather late this week, silly Blogger just didn’t want to play last night and kept binning everything I did, so after the third attempt I decided it was better to close the computer and have another try this morning.

This week we want to see something with wings over at Delightful Challenges. 

To make my card I have used:
DD Stamps: Beehive Larry, Circular Tree BG
CS/Papers: Centura Pearl, Busy Bees DD Papers, glitter paper
Colouring: Promarkers, Sakura Glitter pens
Acc/Embell: MS punch, Waco Pearl drops, Kort & Godt roses, Marianne dies, crystal glaze

We are being sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Ribbons this week who are giving 
the ribbons pictured below to one lucky winner, aren't they gorgeous.

ppp-make it monday
my grafico crafts

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

White on White Christmas

For my Christmas card this week I decided to go with White on White as there are a few challenges around with the theme and of course Christmas,  All White is not one of my favorites to make, I love looking at them they are always so elegant, but I just find them so hard to do, guess it's because I like colours, ah well it's good to stretch yourself a little now and then. I hope you like my attempt.

Centura Pearl Card, White Glitter Card (offcuts recycled), Marianne Dies and embossing folder, Pearls, Ribbons (recyled from sewing stash),  heat embossed Merry Christmas sentiment. White glittery thread (recycled from sewing stash)

Christmas & or White on White Challenges:
Other challenges:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Buttons - CD Sunday DT

It's Sunday again already, where did the week go.  Well as it's Sunday and it's also the first one of the month it means a sponsored challenge over at CD Sunday, this week we have Katy Sue Designs as our sponsor, who is offering a copy of the CD to one lucky winner, the DT were given Grandma's Button CD to play with, although I have buttons I just never use them as embellies, it never occurs to me. Hope you like it.


Stamps: Swalk
CD: Grandma's Button Box for all papers
Card: Centura Pearl, purple from stash
Colouring & Inks: Promarkers, Memento
Acc/Emb: MS Punch, Marianne Dies, Crsytal Glaze, Waco Pearl Drops, crochet cotton

a i factory challenges - anything goes
catch the bug blog. - anything goes
craft us crazy - anything goes
designed 2 delight - bling
fab n funky challenges - friendship
marks finest papers - anything but a standard card size
oldie but a goodie challenge - sketch
paper take weekly - an ything goes
for fun challenges - anything goes
stamp, scrap & doodle - friendship

Kelleys Kids

There's a new kid on the block, well a new challenge site called Kelley Kids Challenge, they have the digi above as a freebie this week, I was quite taken with her,  isn't she cute, so thought I would have a play the other day. I also used the sketch layout provided at Sweet Sketch Wednesday as I was struggling for inspirations I thought this would be very nice.

I also used various BP's from my stash of bits, Hunky Dory & Centura Pearl card, Promarkers, Sakura Glitter pens, color box ink, card candi, and ribbon

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fall Release - Delightful Challenges DT

There's a new release over at Digital Delights by Louby Lou  store this week, don't these fall/autumn images look just great,  our challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is stitching, I have faux stitching in various places on my card.

 Our sponsors this week Simon Says Stamp

Up for grabs is a Prize of $20 gift certificate for their store 

I used:
DD Stamps: Fall Acc, Fall Kids
Papers/CS: Fall Papers, Centura Pearl, MCS
Acc/Emb: Crystal Glaze,
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Techniques: triple stepper

city crafter
bling it on challenges A(Apples, B (Boy), C (Cabin)
craft us crazy
craft your passion challenges
crafts and me challenges
crazy amigo challenge
happileigh scrappin challenge
kelley kids challenges
lil red wagon
lexis creations
nettie g's digital gems
paper creations
digis with attitude challenges
paper take weekly
pixie dust studio pixie challenge
sew many challenges
top tip tuesday
woodware usa challenge
moving along with the times
the stamp man challenges - stitching
kaboodle doodles - in the garden

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

House Mouse ATC

I rarely make ATC's, I'm always too busy, but this week the theme at house-mouse and friends challenge is to make a HMD themed ATC's, so thought I would have a change. All made with scraps from one of my many scrap boxes. The main image is from the front sample sheet (just the right size for ATC's) of one of the decoupage sets by Joanna Sheen.  I hope you like it.

all sorts challenge
anything goes challenge
craft us crazy
crafty anns challenge
creative craft world
fairytale challenge
ppp-make it monday
sew many challenges
flutter by wednesdays.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Jingles The Snowman

Another Christmas card for my stock, this time I'm using a new Digi Stamp decoupage set released from digital delights by louby loo he's called Jingles, isn't he so cute, if you would like him he's is available here
I also used:
Inks: Colour Box Inks to highlight the edges of the papers, promarkers
Acc/Emb: MS Punch for stip of snowflakes, Nesties for the shaped mat, Sakura Glitter Pens, ribbon.
Papers/CS: Centura Pearl, Mirri, Glitter Paper, Hunky Dory snowflake card, CC The Snowman CD for BP's