Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Colourful 18th Birthday

Its my lovely nieces 18th birthday soon. Shes such a wacky dresser - bold colours - odd shoes and socks so I thought the colour scheme over at http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.co.uk would be great for her personality.
This stamp is from the House Mouse set -"Birthdays-ice cream". I coloured the image using copics following the colour theme of orange, purple, lime green and black.
I cut the 18th from card using chipboard templates and  then inked it with vivid inks and used a clear embossing powder to give it shine.

This is part of my card which I chose an easel design. I added the flowers from Prima essentials - strawberry kisses and added mathcing card candi centres.

This is the base of the easel with more flowers a lovely sentiment and some black and orange ribbon. There is also 2 bead decorated hat pins and 3 purple gems.

Here is my finished card - thanks for looking xx

I would like to enter it in the following challenges -
fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts- use halloween colours
copicchallenge - orange 12

Friday, 26 October 2012

Santa's Sleigh

Its time for another challenge over at http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk. This week we challenge you to create a christmas card/project using circles. This week they are sponsored by Meljens designs. Here is my card I created using one of their lovely digis - "Santa's Sleigh"
Following the circle theme, I used my circle spellbinders, a circle sentiment and lots eyelets as well as 2 circle brads - think that's about covered it.  I added 3 different gorgeous Christmasy ribbons all purchased from Grimsby Crafts - I had a real ribbon shop and have a bag full of lots of lushous new ribbons now.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Girly Christmas

Hi here's a card a made with a couple of challenges in mind - over at Ruby's Rainbows they are asking you to use a doily. Now I got some of these in a craft pack and have only ever used one so thought it was about time I tried again. We have a lovely little girl next door to us whose bedroom is pink so think this will just be right for her.
The digi is from Digi Doodling and is called "Tilly and Bauble" -I coloured it using my copics. After  not using doilys much I ended up using 2!. Both were white and I inked them with versa Magic pink and purple inks. The first just sets the image off well and the second I cut and concertinaed along the edge of my card. I then added some pink velvet ribbon and the Merry Christmas sentiment along with 3 pink flowers with card candi centres.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
craftyribbons/challenge-31 - Christmas

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Scarecrow say Hi

Hi - I'm back with my third Halloween card! This is amazing as I have never before made a Halloween card but have really enjoyed using all the bright Halloween colours. I decide to make this one for my friends daughter who is away a university, just to say "Hello" and make her smile.
This lovely digi is from Dearie Dolls  - He is so seasonal and I so enjoyed colouring him using my copics. I don't know whether its easy to see but I have covered the background paper with a fine orange mesh which actually came from a bag of satsumas - hows that for recycling! I added some contrasting card candi  and A hello sentiment. The little cat button I have had for years so was glad to put it to use at last. The pumpkin embellishment is from my stash.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
craftysentiments/recycle-it - satsuma bag
useittuesday/challege-42-use-orange - Satsuma bag and cat button

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ghostly Halloween

Having got a lovely Halloween digi from Sassy Cheryl, I thought I just ought to use it.
These two scarecrows are great - just love their pumpkin heads. The backing paper is a freebie from Bearly Mine blog and is just so spooky - a big thank you to them for all their wonderful free downloads. I coloured the digi using copics and used my circle spellbinder dies to cut all the circles. I added the pumpkin ribbon and the bats are table confetti from a Halloween party last year! The little white Ghost is a button I've had for ages. I added 4 small orange brads to the corners.
Love this stamp - its from my collection of Just Rite Stamps. Again I coloured it with copics. All this Halloween Blogging makes me think we should celebrate the holiday more in Britain - think we are missing out.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
tuesdaythrowdown-121- Halloween

Friday, 19 October 2012

Is Blue Traditional?

Hi - time for another challenge over at http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/. This week the challenge is to make your project using Traditional Christmas Colours. Now as you will see unfortunately I didn't read the remit of the Dt instructions thoroughly and went ahead making my card in various shades of blue!  Surely blue could be traditional lol - after all snowy scenes have been shades of blue for ages!
This week they are sponsored by Limited Run Digis and my digi used is called "Catching a Snowflake".
She is coloured using my copics and the fur sparkled up using a mixture of blue and silver glitter. I have also added glitter to the little snowflakes.

I had seen a sketch over at "My Mums Craft Shop" which I liked and so based the design of my card on it. The backing paper was a free download from "Bearly Mine" - a gorgeous swirly snowflake design. The sentiments are two of my favourite wooden stamps - "A Snowflake is Winters Butterfly" is from Hero Arts but really not sure where I got the other one from. There is a really lovely snowflake corner die cut from Memory Box in the right bottom corner. I finished off the card with some contrasting gems and pearls.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
timeless-tuesday-191- winter inspired

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Little Witch

Hi don,t have cause to make Halloween cards so have been feeling quite jealous of all the wonderful creations I,ve been looking at around blog land. I know that Halloween is massive in America but here in England although becoming more popular, sending Halloween cards is something that just doesn't happen, or certainly not with my family and friends! Anyway at last someone to send my Halloween creation too. Sarah whom I work with hasn't been with us too long and speaking to her the other day I discovered she'd lived in Florida for 6 years and is so excited about Halloween. At last my chance - so here's the card I have created for her -
  This so cute Witch is a digi from Some Odd Girl and is called "Witchy Mae". I coloured her using my copicss. The backing paper is from an old magazine. I don't know where I got the black witch silhouette from - had it in my stash for so long but at last a use for her!
Hope Sarah has a great Halloween and the same to everyone else out there who celebrates.
I am entering Witchy Mae in the following challenges -
paperprettiesblog-monday-challenge-orange, black and purple

Friday, 12 October 2012

Snowmen Trio

Heres my Dt card for http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/. This week we are again sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo.
The challenge is "Anything Goes" - as long as it's Christmas themed!
I used one of Bugaboos lovely digis called - Make it Snappy, Snowman Trio.
The image is coloured with my copics - I went for non-traditional colours - think this cheeky trio suited the blues and pinks. I have even managed some shading on the hats after my copics class at Grimsby crafts. The lovely Kate Wiles is a great tutor in all thats copics lol - her own blog is - http://downrightcrafty.blogspot.co.uk - pop and look and be impressed. 
I used one of my cuttlebug embossing folders - snowflakes. 

The bow is made with some Hessian type fabric I have in my stash - not really sure what it is. I added some pale blue pearls as well as a few other embellishments from my stash to finish. I would like to enter this in the following challenges -


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Get Them Checked!

Hi all - life's pretty hectic as usual but just had to fit in a card to promote Breast Cancer awareness Month. My sentiment is -"Get Them Checked" - this is one of the most important things for us ladies. Whether it is self examination or by someone in the medical profession, I ask please check. I say this with a certainty as 2 years ago I found a lump myself. I had it checked out immediately and yes it was the big C but after 18 months of surgery and chemotherapy I can now proudly say I'm a survivor! I am happy, healthy and so glad to be able to give this message to others.
Heres my card -
 The sentiment and the backing paper are both freebies from http://www.linkupforpink.com/ - they are a wonderful blog who promote breast cancer awareness all year long. They are currently holding their 2nd annual Link Up For Pink Party - so please pop over and have a look.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
lexiscreations/challenge-think pink
blog2.ourcraftlounge.com- go pink for breast cancer awareness

Friday, 5 October 2012

Tag It

Good morning - its time for another challenge over at http://christmasstampin.blogspot.co.uk/. This week the challenge is to create a tag or project with a tag on it - all Christmas inspired of cause. The prize is to be a guest designer so hope you will come along and join us x
Thought I would make a tag to go on my Godsons Christmas present - he's 3 and gorgeous and loves Micky Mouse. I started by stamping the tag its self with a stamp from Papermania - a set called Seasons Greetings.I then stamped the sentiment and the snowflakes all from another Papermania set -Sleigh. I then backed the tag with some deep red and black card. After this I used some clear embossing powder over the whole tag to give it a lovely shiny appearance. The micky is decoupaged and I finished it with some ribbons from my stash, a spotty brad  and some small red gems in the snowflake middles.
 I would like to enter this in the following challenges -

The Big 50!

Its my wonderful husbands 50th birthday this weekend. We have a big party coming up to celebrate and lots of surprises for him so can't wait. His birthday started early last night with a very special meal at our best friends and a gift of the most special bottle of courvoisier brandy in a wonderful presentation casket. He was thrilled - big thanks to Ted and Helen, very much appreciated xxx
Here's the card I've made him. He loves golf so it just had to be golf themed.
This wonderdful digi is from http://annescards4u.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/freebie. She has lots of free digis - thanks so much.
I coloured it with copics and used a Sizzix oval die.
I still find man cards hard, I seem to have little inspiration. Decided on a different shape for a special birthday. The grass is a die from Poppystamps  called grassland border. I stamped the sentiment using a Just Rite stamp. I'm sure he will love it. Just need our daughter to get home from university tonight and let the celebrations begin xxxx
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
daisydoodlescreative/challenge-68 - one for the boys
abc-challenge-y-chromosome - male
divasbydesign/challenge-55-use-some-texture - lots of grass
mytimetocraft/challenge-190-transport-golf buggy