Wednesday, 25 May 2016

TPS #250

Hi everyone,
Wednesday again and time for a new challenge at
where the theme for Challenge #250 is "Make it Digital"

I've coloured "The Lady" a digital image available here in the shop.


Numerous dies used for this creation.  
Oval frame - SB Grand Ovals One
SB Victorian Medallion Three cut in cream
SB Victorian Medallion Two cut in pink
Small rectangular frame - MB Victorian Frame
Leaves cut from SB Poinsettia die set
Flower was a gift from WOC
Digital image Coloured with Copics

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week
so hope to see you there.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge #129 - Shabby Chic or Vintage

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,

Friday, 20 May 2016

Non-traditional Colours for Christmas ~

Hello again,
Here I am back with my second post for the day
...this time for the new challenge starting at


where our lovely host Christine has chosen the fun theme "Non-Traditional Colours"
So no greens or reds on those Christmas creations this week.

I've coloured a lovely image from our sponsor
Crafts and Me.  This beauty is called "Nutcracker"
Having a few ballerinas in the family I know this will be a popular creation.


Details
Coloured with Copics
DP and tag - Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Paper pad
Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia Die
Marianne die LR0136
Elizabeth Craft designs Merry Christmas stand Up Helper die, cut in half
and added to each corner
Shape created using MS Cherish Punch 

I would like to enter the Crafts and Me Challenge ~Faces 
Crafting by Designs Challenge - It's Time to Get Ready for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and do pop by the WW blog and see the
wonderful inspiration from my team mates...it's never to early to start on those
Christmas cards.
hugs,

Dies and or Punches

Hi everyone,
Happy Friday.  Hope your week went well and that you've something fun planned for the weekend.
We are celebrating Victoria Day on Monday which means a 3 day weekend..woo hoo!
There is always a mass exodice out of the city as this typically is the start of cottage season.
Weather promises to be lovely...stay safe on the roads everyone.
And for those of us staying home...there is planting to be done!

Now today starts a new challenge at 
where our lovely Lozzy is the host choosing the theme "Dies or Punches"

I've coloured a newer image from The Paper Shelter, our wonderful
sponsor this week called "Green Apples" available here.


The tree is a Memory Box die, cut once in kraft then again in green.  I removed the leaves
from the green die cut and added them to the kraft image.
In hindsight it would have been a lot faster doing it the other way around..silly me!
Picket Fence is a PoppyStamps.
Apple is a Martha Stewart punch
Image cut using MFT stitched rectangle die
Coloured with Copics

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Hope you get to join in the fun at Fussy & Fancy and check out
the fabulous creations created by my talented team mates..you will be inspired.
hugs,



Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A little bit CAS today...

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week.
This is my favourite time of year. Everything is so green and lush
...just need it to warm up a bit though!

On to today's new challenge at
where our lovely host Julieanne has chosen the theme
"No Designer Paper"
I've coloured with Copics an image from our fabulous sponsor

This fella is called Jeronny Gnome



To create the background, I masked the image and used a toothbrush to sprinkle some dots.
I put a few drops of TH Stream Adirondac alcohol ink on my Tim Holtz craft sheet
 and sprayed white Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to dilute it. 
 Dipped the toothbrush in and using my finger splattered some on the paper.  
I used TH Fired Brick and Glimmer Mist for the red.
Sentiment created in Word
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cards and More Challenge Challenge #158

Thanks for stopping by today...enjoy the rest of your week.
hugs,


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Lace it Up at TPS

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means there is a new challenge starting at
The theme we have for you this week is "Lace it Up" 

I've used a sweet new image called "Sunshine" available here in the shop. 


 I've had these design papers and the co-ordinating embellishments for over 6 years. just waiting for the right image perhaps.  I love the sweet summery look of this digi so
thought it was time to use the Making Memories Chloe's Closet set.
Cream lace from WOC, green and yellow from the MM set.
Coloured with copics
 
As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner especially if you use a TPS image.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Tag It
Craft your Passion Challenge #311
Crafting with Friends Challenge #20
Crafty Cardmakers #163
A Beautiful Mess Challenge #2

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,


Monday, 9 May 2016

Country at Cutie Pie Challenge #99

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Today Cutie Pie Challenge #99 begins with the theme
"Escape to the Country"...cute garden or farm images will work very well

We are sponsored by the wonderful 2 CUTE INK
who generously supplied us with our choice of digital images. 

I've coloured with copics the very cute "Country Mouse Couple" available here.


Details:
DP - October Afternoon ~Sasparilla
Sentiment LOTV
Lace - Websters Pages
Ribbon from my stash
Flower - WOC

 I would like to enter the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #40
Crafting with Friends Challenge #20
Creative Fingers Challenge #108 
Scrappers Delight Challenge #55

Thanks for being here today.
 I hope you get a chance to stop by the blog
and seeing the wonderful creations by my team mates
 and play along with us if you can.
hugs,



Sunday, 8 May 2016

Mother's Day

Hi everyone,
Happy Mother's Day to all those who are celebrating.
My children have a wonderful day planned for me...I truly feel blessed.

I've a card/box set to show you today that was a special request.


Design paper was Stampin Up, flowers and silk ribbon from my stash.
Butterfly is a MB die. Sentiment created in Word

I would like to enter the following challenges:
DL Art Challenge 179 - Mother's Day

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,



Friday, 6 May 2016

Christmas Tag

Hi everyone,
It's Friday again and time for a new challenge at
where our lovely host Eileen has chosen the theme
"Anything But a Card"

I have a tag to show you that I made using an image from TLC 
that was part of the 2015 Christmas Club.


Details:
DP - Graph 45
Frame - SB Radiant Rectangles
Burlap and unbleached cheesecloth
Tree - MB Magnificent Pine
Fern - Marianne LR0181
Berries - Wild Orchid Crafts
Edges distressed with SU Always Artichoke

We have two wonderful sponsors this week:


 
and

 
 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

It's never too early to start on those Christmas crafts so I
hope you are inspired by the lovely creations my team mates 
have come up with this week and join us if you can.
hugs,



Wednesday, 4 May 2016

#303 at Fab'n'Funky

Good morning all,
I hope your week is going well.  
Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky where I get to host for the week.
I have chosen the theme "3 or more layers".   A fairly easy one I hope...we all like to
see those beautiful layers on our cards right!  If you have the time, please stop by the blog and see the wonderful creations from my teamies that are sure to inspire you to play along with us.

We are sponsored by the wonderful  
with a wonderful prize of £10 voucher to spend in store (excl postage)

 

For my card today I copic coloured a Just Inklined image called SingleMalt that was just perfect
for my Son's birthday.
 Details
Card base is 6x6 inch square of Bazzill Walnut cream cardstock
Kraft cardstock is the first layer, followed by a sheet from TH Paper Stash, Lost and Found pad.  
All kraft layers were distressed with TH Vintage Photo distressed ink.
Next I added layers of turquoise and kraft coloured burlap, topped with 2 layers of kraft and turquoise cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder.  Sentiment is from  LOTV. Charm from my stash.Turquoise twine is an old Martha Stewart collection.  Best thing is even with all those layers it fit nicely in a 6 1/2 inch square envelope.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,




Wednesday, 27 April 2016

TPS Challenge #246 ~ Pearls

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a good week.
I'm so excited...only 2 more sleeps and I'm off to Naples, Florida with my lovely daughter...can't wait!
 We've researched beaches, restaurants and shopping..so much to see and do so 
look out FLA...here we come!

On to today's challenge at
where the theme this week will be "Pearls"

I've coloured a very popular digital image from the shop called "Tulips" available here.


Coloured with Copics
Martha Stewart punch used to create the flower border
SB Floral Ovals cut in burgundy cardstock
String of pearls glued around the edge
Flowers from WOC
MS fern punch to create foliage

 I would like to enter the following challenges:

We have a wonderful prize for the winner as always.  
Hope you can play along with us...we'd love to see you there.



Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,

Friday, 22 April 2016

Winter Blossoms at Winter Wonderland

Hello again,
I'm back with my second post for today.
psst...if you're looking for my Fussy & Fancy Friday post please scroll down

Today it's the Snowflakes turn to host the  
where our lovely host Marie has chosen the theme "Winter Blossoms"

I've coloured with copics an image that's been waiting so long to be showcased.
I love this image by Aurora Wings called Christmas Floral available here
I roughly followed the colour scheme Mitzi  had shown a glimpse of on her drawing.
Then just added matting and my die cut rose
...a fairly simple design to showcase this beautiful image.


Flower created using Spellbinders Rose Creations die
Leaves are from my stash
Sentiment is an Elizabeth Craft Die #939
Green DP - SU Certainly celery
Burgundy - Michaels Craft Store as well as the silver embossed DP

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week
the fabulous Bugaboo

 



I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #27 - Say it with Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today.
 Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week
 and have a wonderful weekend.



Female Birthday Card

Hi everyone,
I'm here today to let you know about the new challenge starting at 
where our lovely, super talented Theresa has chosen the theme "Female Birthday" 

No colouring for me today...just some lovely die cuts that make for a
very feminine card.  Hope you like it.


Shape cut in cream on my Grand Calibur using GoKreate No 360022 XXL Square Frame Frilly #2
then using the next 2 sizes down cut the pink and patterned layer.
Spellbinder Victorian Medallion Two cut in cream, adding the smaller die from the set
to the center.  Sentiment stamped on pink vellum using VersaMark and then Rangers Seafoam White embossing powder before heat embossing.  Lace, flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash.
70 cut using QuicKutz die


Pink vellum used on the inside with Spellbinders Victoria Accents, cut in cream
and added to the center.

We are fortunate to have the wonderful Sweet Lilac Flowers
sponsoring us this week and offering a wonderful prize to the winner.
 
 
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #359 - Ribbons & Roses
Crafting for All Seasons #124 - Flowers, Ribbon, Backing Paper

Thanks for stopping by today and if you get a chance please stop by the blog
and see the wonderful inspiration by my talented team mates.
hugs,

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #301

Hi folks,
Hope you've had a good week so far.  
Well it's Wednesday and that means a new challenge begins at
where our lovely host Catherine has chosen the theme "Winged Things"

I've coloured with Copics an image supplied by our wonderful sponsor this week

 
This cutie is called "Rory Catching Butterflies"


Now I think this is my new favourite colour combo.  I picked up the pale aqua raffia and lace on sale at Michaels and knew I wanted to pare it with pink and white.
 So happy with the outcome...and yes my mojo came back just in time.
The butterflies are a MB die and the edge die cut is a Tim Holtz die
Circle is Joy Crafts 6003/1002
DP is from my scrap box - Graphic 45 I think

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you playing along with us.
hugs,

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Tons of Flowers @ TPS

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week.

Today starts an exciting new challenge at 
where the theme is "Tons of Flowers" ..yes we want to see lots of flowers.

I've coloured one of the newest digis called "Daisies in Paradise"
This reminded me of the gerber daisies I have growing in pots in the kitchen.
I kind of lost the plot when using the SB Rose creations die but with
a little imagination perhaps they look a little like daisies.



Coloured with Copics. DP from Graphic 45 and the leaves were created using
MS fern punch.  The white flowers are from WOC, lace ribbon from Michaels
SB Rose creations die used to created the base of the flowers
Sentiment is a LOTV acrylic stamp
Diamond Stickles added to the mushroom, wings and center of the daisies.

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Incy Wincy Designs - Colour me Wonderful  (Copics)

As always there is a fabulous prize offered to the winner,
especially of you use a TPS image. 

 Hope to see you there.
hugs,

Monday, 11 April 2016

Woodland Friends at The Cutie Pie Challenge

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend.
Still feels like winter outside but the weather man tells us it's going to warm up...yeah!
Now I must confess...I've lost my mojo...first I blamed it on my holidays, then I got really sick and
that sure didn't help.  I had a wonderful time when my beautiful sister visited ..but then my
mojo went deep into hiding.    So if you see it...please tell it to come back!  
It's such a chore when it's not around!

Today starts a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge
The theme for #98 is Woodland Friends
and we have the fabulous Pink Gem Designs as our sponsor.

 

 I've used a pre-coloured "Freddy in Glasses" today on my card.


Details:
DP - Paper House 'The Great Outdoors mini paper pad
MB - Grand Oak Tree
Button punched using MS button punch
Sentiment created with an old QuicKutz die
SB circles

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #171 - AG option masculine card
Crafty Friends Challenge #29 - For a Child

Thanks for stopping by today and if you get a chance, please drop by the
challenge and see the wonderful inspiration from my talented team mates.
hugs,