Saturday 1 June 2013

Happy Shopping

Good morning. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend ahead. Over at Sparkles Christmas its time for another challenge. This time its "Buttons and Bows". So any Christmas project featuring these goes. This month we are sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons - pop over and see all the wonderful ribbons and more they have in their store.
Here is my Dt creation. The image is a digi from KennyK called Xmas Shopping. I coloured using copics and added ultra fine glitter to her Santa hat. The backing paper is from an old craft magazine - the bows fitted the challenge perfectly. I added a double bow, flowers with button centres and 2 lovely Christmas charms.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
craftyhazelnutschristmasuse-your-favourite embellishments - I love charms
abcchristmaschallenge/k-is-for-kept-safe-my backing paper- had it for over 2 years

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Baby Girl

Hi here is a card I made for the design team over at rubysrainbow
I went for the clean and simple look - not something I find easy to do but just love this sentiment stamp and I wanted it to be the focal point of my card. I distressed the edge of the card with a versamagic pink ink and tied some gorgeous pink ribbon around it. I finished it with the 3 buttons and the gorgeous little tiny baby feet charm.
Please pop over to Rubys Rainbow and see all the other wonderful creations the design team have come up with and join in with this fortnights challenge.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
crazy4challenges-no patterned papers

Friday 24 May 2013

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi - back with one of my favourite House Mouse stamps. It's from the Love set called "Snuggle up"
Love greens and lilacs together so I coloured the image with muted shades of each using copics. I used my circle spellbinders die to showcase this cute image.
Here is my finished card. The backing paper is embossed and glittery but doesn't show well with my photography. The large flower is created using a spellbinders -cut, fold and tuck die. Its a die I don't use much but should as I love the effect. All pearls, lace, flowers and papers are from the HobbyHouse. The sentiment says "Sending Happy Thoughts Your Way". I'm sure with all the tragic events going on in this world we could all enjoy a bit more happiness. Sending all my blogging friends much love and happiness. xxx
I am entering this in the following challenges -
asyoulikeit/challenge-2-favourite-2-colour-combo-why - love the serene look of lilacs and greens together
fabnfunkychallenges-172-ribbon-andor-lace - I have used both.
createdwithlove-ribbon-and-lace - I have used both xx
lovetoscrap-color-my-world - i have used pastels xx

Thursday 23 May 2013

The Tree of Life

Hi just made this card for a special lady who is fighting her battle against Breast cancer with her head held high. Just wanted to let her know how much I am there for her.
The image is a digi from Loubyloo and is called "Tree of Hope". I coloured it using Promarkers and went for the wonderful Breast Cancer pink theme. The sentiment is for everyone -
"Life is Beautiful"
Wishing you all a happy and healthy day and for those of us battling this disease - stay strong and many hugs xxx

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Away Days

Hi - this card I made for a friend who just loves to get away in her caravan. Now I know this is not a caravan but a camper van, but I just love this scene.
The stamp is Hot Diggity Dog and I coloured it using copics. Those dogs are so darned cute xx
I used a paper from my stash and stamped the corners designs using Lili of the Valley corner stamps. I ripped some paper - inked the edges and then added 3 different contrasting ribbons. The sentiment is stamped from a Forever Friends set. _ that's 3 different stamps on one card! The flowers are also from my stash but the centres of the bottom 2 are made using my petal pairs flower punches and then distressing the edges of them.
I am entering this card in the following challenges -
lejdesigns-challenge-no-54-die-cuts and punches - oval die and petal pair punches
Try it on Tuesday - animal/birds - 2 dogs and a frog!
dreamvalleychallenges-57-animals - 2 dogs and a frog
sandyscraftycreations./may- flowers

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Graduation Cat

Just seen the challenge over at drs designs is congratulations graduate. Well I have been busy making graduation cards as my daughter and friends all graduate this year so thought I'd better make a start. Graduation for them is July so the card I am showing you is for one of her house mates as I won't be able to show you hers till later or she will see!
The stamp is from Penny Black and I used copics to colour it - how proud does it look. The backing paper is printed from a craft cd and the 2013 graduate shield is a freebie I found on the net.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
drsdesigns-congradulations graduate
craftycreationschallenges-keep it simple
tsgclearstamps-moving-on- graduating
papercreatorscrafts/challenge-8- for the boys

Happy Birthday Dad

Hi - its time for another challenge over at Rubys Rainbow The challenge set is to use squares in your creation. Please pop over and see all the wonderful design team creations and join in with us.
For my card I realised that its my Dads birthday coming up and as he belongs the RSPB what could be better then to use some of my crafty individual bird squares.

I used a Tim Holtzt ink - tea dye to distress the edges. The bird cage and bird are from some die cuts that I got from Summer crafting at Doncaster last year. I inked and then clear embossed them. It's impossible to see with my photography but the card has acetate cover.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
craftdoormagazine- anything goes