Monday, 29 December 2014

Sorry it's been so long

Hi Everyone,

sorry I've been away so long, I am getting to the stage of crafting and sharing again and will be posting regularly again soon.

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and wish you all the very best for 2015.

See you again soon.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Crafting From The Heart Challenge 25

Hello again everyone, this time I am posting for Crafting From The Heart, we are sponsored by:
QKR
Offering a prize of 5 digi images
and
Oakpond Creations
Offering a prize of 3 digi images


I was able to use the very cute German Shepherd from Oakpond Creations. I coloured him with my pens and pencils, cut him our by hand. Made a frame using my Labels 4 gold, some distress ink for the grass and sky.
I used a Spellbinders border and swiped it with my blue ink. I used one of my new Embosalicious embossing folders, used my green ink on the embossing and left it at that.

I look forward to seeing your creations as I hop around your blogs, thank you as always for popping by and any comments you can take the time to leave are greatly appreciated.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Pile It On Challenge 25 Cute

Hello again, I can't believe I haven't posted for so long, note to self must do better, this time I am posting for Pile It on and we would like to see your Cute creations. I am sorry not sure what has happened to the post but will try to fix it. We are sponsored by Oddball Art.

 Prize - 3 single digital stamps from Oddball Art

Oddball Art by Lizzy Love: Growing up a child of the 80's, pop rocks princess, with an extreme fondness for anything candy coated, Kawaii Kitten & Ziggy Stardust, all of which had a major influence in the work that I am creating today. I employ many different mediums when I create, anything from mixed media painting to sewing with many different textiles, the end result always being the same; A whimsical dream world filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes.

I was able to use Kawaii Clouds, I decided to use a beach scene and add my clouds to it. Sorry I haven't put the beach scene into a folder so not sure who it is by. 

I used one of my new A4 embossing folders and some Tumbled Glass distress Ink for the background, I think this is my new favourite way to create backgrounds so apologies if you get fed up seeing this one. 


I used my Spectrum Noir pencils to colour the image in I do love the effect you get with just the pencils. I used another embossing folder for the little beach huts, cut them out of the card stock and coloured then with the pencils as well. I wanted a backing for the image and beach huts so found a sheet of packaging in my scrap box and roughly cut it with some decorative scissors. The scissors are not something I used very often but I think they will be used a little more now as I like the effect I got with them.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs - Favourite Holiday- being at the beach
Creative moments - Anything Goes
Hambo Hoedown - Summer
Paper Pretties - Summer Fun
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Embossing
Cute Card Thursday - Beside the Seaside
Moving Along with the Times - Beside the Seaside
A Creative Need - Anything Goes
Splendiferous Creations - Summer Fun
Crafting for the Craic - Something Summery
Creative Corner Challenges - Summertime 
Delicious Doodles - Make a Scene
Fairy Tale Challenge - Lazy Summer Days
JellyPark Challenge - I do like to be beside the sea
FunDay Friday Challenge - Summer Fun
ABC Challenge - N is for Nautical 
Craft Galore - Use a stamp
Just For Fun Challenge - Here comes Summer
Lia Stamps - Summer Fun
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - At the Beach
The Cupboard Trilogy - Use Yellow
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

I am looking forward to seeing your creations as I go blog hopping. Thank you as always for popping by and any comments you have the time to leave are greatly appreciated. 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Pile It On Challenge 23

Hello again, wow another week has zipped passed, this time I am posting for Pile It On and we are looking for your designer papers. This time we are sponsored byThe Doodle Garden Blog 

Prize - 3 single digital stamps from The Doodle Garden Shop 
The Doodle Garden....a collection of ready to use, fresh-picked hand-drawn digital stamp designs full of whimsy and fun!

I was lucky enough to be able to use Here comes a Birthday, I just love this image.
I cut it out using my Craft Robo, coloured in the fabulous image with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils. I am still getting used to using the pencils but I do love the effects you can get.
I used some Party Time paper from a Forever Friends pad, some black card, I created some extra layers using white card and my pens. I wanted the image and the paper to be on show so I used some Wink of Stella pen on the white sections and left it at that. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Doodle Garden - Summer
Paper Make Up Stamps - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Inspired By a Song - Happy Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy - Bright Colours
Digi Sketch Challenge - Use a stamp
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Fan Tastic Tuesday - Summer
Crafting For All Seasons - Boys will be Boys
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Suszy Bee's - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz- Inspired by a Song

Thank you as always for popping by, I look forward to seeing your creations and if you have the time to leave a comment they are most appreciated. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Creative Moments Challenge 44

Hello Again, I must apologise for my lack of commenting I am having bother finding the time to get round to see your wonderful creations but hope to remedy that soon. On to the crafting this time I am posting a new challenge at Creative Moments, we are looking for you Monochrome projects and as always we have anything goes as well.

 Our Sponsors for this challenge 

I was able to use the beautiful Aurora Daisy for my card. 
 I coloured her with my new Spectrum Noir pencils only, I am really pleased with the colouring and I managed to leave a white space on her hair for some shine, believe me this was hard for me as I always feel I have't finished colouring if there is white space.

I used my new embossing folder I got at Bolton on Sunday, swiped the embossed card with some tumbled glass distress ink to create the background. I wanted to frame the image so used some papers from a magazine, some black card and my doily punch from Martha Stewart. 2 pastel ribbons one is blue the other is pink in a big bow and some flowers in the corner finished it off. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The East Wind - Embossing
A Creative Romance- Girly Creations 
Coffee, Chocolate and Card - Embossing
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Left Of Centre - Girly Creations
Bastel - Traum - Summer
Craft Galore Encore- Use a digi
Oddball Art - Girly and Glam
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Seemacrafts - make it cute 
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
Ditzie Design - Anything Goes
Lacey Sunshine - Dies or punches
The Squirrel and The Fox - Lets hear it for the girls 
Craft Deebowz - Anything Goes with ribbon
Cutie Pie Challenge - Emboss It
Paper make Up Stamps - Anything Goes 
Lawnscaping - Emboss It
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes

Thank you as always for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave are greatly appreciated. 



Monday, 2 June 2014

Crafting From The Heart Challenge 21

Hello again, this time I am posting for a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart, as always we are anything goes. This time we are sponsored by:

Eureka Stamps
Offering a prize of 5 digi images
Eureka Stamps

Scribble and Scrap
Offering a prize of £15 voucher

 I was able to use this beautiful image from Eureka Stamps. I coloured it with my Spectrum Noir pens and then added my new pencils over the top of the pens. I am really pleased at how it turned out and LOVE my new pencils. I cut the image out by hand.

I inked a piece of card, used one of my Spellbinder dies to create the flourish for over the top, I punched the edge of the card, added some strips of double sided tape and some glitter to add some bling.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Treasured Times - Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice - Summer
My Time To Craft - No Design Papers
Inkspirational Challenges - Bloom
Stamping With The Dragon - Flowers
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Outdoors
Craftitude - Pop It Up
Alphabet Challenge - H is for handmade embellishments
A Creative Romance - Girly Creations
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - Animals or Insects
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
A song in your heart - Gift of Wings
Fan Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Wings
Craft Room Challenges - Things With Wings
Thanks as always for popping by, any comments you have the time to leave are greatly appreciated.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Crafting At The Weekend Challenge 2

Hello again, it is time for a new challenge at Crafting At The Weekend, as always we are looking for Anything Goes and we are sponsored by:

Sunrise Crafts
Sunrise Crafts Ltd
offering a prize of
Aurella 27
offering a prize of
Nicecrane Designs
offering a prize of




I was able to use a fabulous file from Nicecrane, I printed each file twice.

 I cut them out and glued them together.




I added some glitter round the edges of each one. I used some string from my stash to hang them. I covered an old shoe box with red paper and filled it with tissue paper to nestle the ornaments inside the box. I am really pleased with how they have turned out. I borrowed my neighbours tree to photograph the ornaments hanging.
I am entering the ornaments in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz- Anything Goes
Crafttitude - Pop it up 
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - h is for handmade embellishments
Milk and Coffee - Anything but a card
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - It's Christmas
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Use Twine
Holly Jolly - Fancy Folds (hoping these will count)
Everybody Art Challenge - Bling Bling
Creative Card Crew- Shabby Chic/Vintage
Craft Room Challenge - Things with Wings

I am looking forward to seeing your creations when I pop round to see your creations.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Pile It On Challenge 21 Use some Metal

Hello again, I am late posting this one as I have been to see my Granny, thankfully she is getting better, she is still old, frail and a bit poorly but not ill like she has been so that is excellent news. Anyway onto the crafting, this time at Pile It On we are asking you to use some metal on your project. We are sponsored by Add a Little Dazzle who very kindly sent some metal sheets for us to play with. 

Our sponsor is Add a Little Dazzle, a fun store and blog dedicated to beautiful metal sheets. Be sure to check out their weekly challenge too! One lucky participant will win a $25 GC to the Add a Little Dazzle Store
We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.


I have gone with the pink and black from the selection I received. I used my Tonic dies to cut out the shapes. The metal cut easily in the eBosser, I just ran it through twice to help the pieces come out of the more intricate sections. I used a scrap of black paper and a punch to create some paper lace to hide the join on the background die. I swiped the card with some distress ink as I didn't like it just white, some gems and that was it. I really wanted the metal to be the star f the show so I kept the card fairly simple.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Die Cutting Divas - Happy Birthday
Just Inspirational Challenges - Birthdays
Shopping Our Stash- Birthdays
Dazzling Diva - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe- Girly
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - No Stamping Zone
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Text Only 
In The Pink - Simply Sentimental 
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Thank you as always for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave are greatly appreciated.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Crafting From The Heart Challenge 19

Hello again, no I haven't disappeared but it's been a bit hectic here and although I have been crafting I can't share what I have been busy with just yet. This time at Crafting From The Heart we are Anythign Goes, we are sponsored by:

A day For Daisies
Offering a prize of $12 voucher
A Day For Daisies

Dilly Beans
Offering a prize of 3 digi images
Dilly Beans


I was able to use the fabulous Stitched Snowman from Dilly Beans this time. I coloured him with my pens, I know there isn't much colouring but there is some!!! I cut him out by hand. I used some papers from a magazine pad, an old card blank that should be a gatefold card but I didn't want a gatefold so I just chopped the edge off. I punched the edge and added some ribbon to hide the join. I used an old embossing folder, this has words in the middle but my snowman was big enough to hide them, I sanded the mirri finish back and swiped the card with some Pine Needles distress ink. I added some ink round the edge of the flap just to tie it in. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Fan Tastic Tuesday - CAS
Holly Jolly Christmas - Christmas Greenery
Just Inspirational Challenges - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - No Sentiment
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Festive Red
Moving Along With The Times- A catchy Song - Frosty The Snowman
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Punch or Die
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Holly
CHNC Challenge - Festive flowers or foliage
HIMCR - Embossing
Suszy Bee's Bloomin' Card Challenge - CAS
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes


Thanks as always for popping by, I am looking forward to seeing you wonderful creations. If you have time to leave a comment they are always appreciated. 

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Pile It On Challenge 19

Hello again, today I have a new card to show you for Challenge 19 from Pile It On. This time we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet. 

StitchyBear's Digi Outlet features many wonderful digi artists, and every month a special artist collaboration is available for a discounted price. Join their Design Team at the One Stitch at a Time challenge blog, and the SBDS News blog.

This time we would like to see something Fuzzy. I choose to use Coosty Creations Tiger Digital Stamp Pack.
I used one of the papers in the pack and my digital software to punch out the words. I used the other paper for my background, I added some paw prints in black. I used some distress inks and pens to colour the main tiger image. I cut him out by hand and popped him on some foam pads for some dimension. I choose the Tiger as I was born in the year of the Tiger and it is my favourite animal. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Digi MakeOver - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Add A Little Dazzle - Anything Goes
Bombshell Stamps - Hip to be Square
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite Fur and Why
Cute Card Thursday - Paw Pals
Paper Crafting Journey - Spots or Stripes
Savy Handmade Cards - Zoo Animals
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Thank you as always for popping by and if you have the time to leave a comment they are greatly appreciated. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Creative Moments Challenge 42



Hello again, sorry I've been awol for over a week now, we have had a it of a time of it here. My lovely wee Granny has not been very well, as in really unwell, my husband has fractured his arm and can't lift anything and my darling daughter has an eye infection. I am hoping to get back on track with crafting and blogging this week so if I've missed some of your creations I will catch up with them as soon as I can. Any way enough about me and onto the challenge. This time at Creative Moments our sponsor for the challenge is Art By Miran.


We have a Bingo board for you to choose from this time. Please choose a line, vertical, horizontal or diagonal and add those elements to your creation.


I decided to use the middle line of sentiment, lace and a charm. I was able to choose Hey Miss Santa for my card.

I coloured her with my pens, cut her out by hand, used some lace with a ribbon I wove in and out of the holes, a charm I've had for at least a year, some old papers from a magazine. a scrap of white to emboss the greeting folder, also from a magazine, a die cut of gold mirri and some glitter was added. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choose Day - For a child
Holly Jolly Christmas - Traditional Colours
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Emboss It
Digi Makeover - Anything Goes with a digi
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything goes with glitter
613 Avenue - Anything Goes - Bling
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Anything Goes

Thank you for popping by and any comments you can take the time to leave are greatly appreciated. 

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Pile It On Challenge 17

Hello again, welcome back, today's post is the new challenge at Pile It On. We are sponsored by the fabulous Rouge Redhead Designs.

Rogue Redhead Designs specializes in vintage, eclectic and modern stamp designs. Pressed into quality red rubber, these highly detailed images are sure to impress. Be sure to check out our New Releases, Plate of the Month deals on our website, rogueredheaddesigns.com, our companion Facebook group, the Rogue Stampers, and our blog.

Prize - A $25.00 voucher that can be used towards rubber stamps (plates or singles), mounting materials, storage panels and shipping costs at the Rogue Redhead store. Shipping is not included in the prize although the voucher can be used toward shipping costs.

I would recommend you have a look at their blog as there are so many beautiful designs and ideas on there.
This time at Pile It On we are asking for Ink On Paper Stamping, so dig out those rubber and acrylic stamps and get inky. 
The team were lucky enough to receive a stamp plate from Rouge Redhead Designs, the one I received was Nature Notes.
I stamped the scene onto some watercolour card, used some Versacolour ink pads and my water pen to colour it in. I used one of the smaller stamps to create the green flourishes.

From the Rouge Redhead Designs blog I found a tutorial on this quilted tile effect so I had a go at it. I need a bit more practise to get as crisp a finish as the samples on the blog but I was pleased with the effect. 
The background is another stamp from the plate this time in distress ink. 
More of the background stamp on my card base in a deeper distress ink, the sentiment which is embossed in clear powder and then painted with the Versacolour ink and the green flourishes are also from the plate. I needed to mount the panels so used some Kraft card embossed with my newest folder.
I had a great time using the different stamps from the plate and can see this collection being used often as it is so versatile.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Embossing
Crafty Sentiments - Fancy Folds
Fan Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Blue and Green
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Easel Card
Without Words - For a Man
Little Claires - Lots of Layers 

Thank you for popping by, if you have the time to leave a comment they are greatly appreciated, I hope you will join in the challenge. 

Saturday, 26 April 2014

A NEW CHALLENGE TODAY

Good Morning Everyone, welcome to my new followers delighted to have you here, I am  so excited to be launching a new challenge for you all, 



The idea behind this challenge blog is to give you a place to show off the things you might not otherwise blog, so we want to see you 3d projects, your home decor ideas and your cards if you prefer just to make cards. 

Sponsors
Cutting Cafe
Prize shop voucher

Ditzie Crafts
Prize 3 Images

All Dressed Up
Prize 2 images

For our first challenge which lasts a month so you have plenty of time I made a suitcase from the fabulous Cutting Cafe. 
 I used the file on my Craft Robo, I tweaked the size and added two straps instead of just one but thats the fabulous thing about it being a cutting file I can make it any size I need.
 The papers are from an old Brenda Pinnick pad I got a long long time ago.  I covered the edges with some washi tape and used some tiny brads to hold my buckles on.

I filled it with some Cafe latte as it was a thank you for my friend and she likes a nice Cafe Latte. 

The amazing Betty Roberts gave Bre Latte away as a freebie on FaceBook a while ago, I was lucky enough to get her and she seemed the perfect image to go with this. As you can see I used some of the same papers to make the card. 

We are looking forward to seeing you makes and can't wait to come visiting.

Thank you for popping by and any comments you take the time to leave are greatly appreciated. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

 I love Promarkers - Hats
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafty Girls - ATG
Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Simply Challenged Challenges - ATG
Fan Tastic Tuesday - ATG
TTCRD - ATG
Crafty Catz - ATG

Friday, 25 April 2014

Imagine That Wellies

 Hello, again, not so nice here today, still have washing in the line but more in hope than expectation. I've had time to have a play in my craft room today so have these to share with you.


Kris at Imagine That has a progressive freebie challenge, this was the freebie for April. I coloured it with my pens, cut if out by hand. Used some scraps from my box for everything except the card base. Used a new stamp from Rouge Redhead Designs for the Thank You.

This is my first play with Melt It Powder. I mixed it with Enchanted Gold, heated it up, poured it into a mould I have, popped a brooch pin in while still warm and viola. I like how easy this was and will be hunting for brooch backs and earring posts now.

I am entering these in the following challenges:

Imagine That - Use Image

I will add others but need to do some other things now. Thanks for popping by and as always I love to read any comments you take the time to leave.


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Some Flowers

Hello again, welcome to my new followers, delighted to have you here, don't forget you still have time to win a set of digi stamps from the very generous and talented Beccy Muir, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog, easy.


This card is made with digi stamps from two companies, the basket is from Doodle Pantry and the flowers are from Beccy's place.
I printed the basket and flowers, coloured them, cut them out, made another round card, stuck them on in a semi arty fashion, some Stickles in the middle of the flowers and viola.

I need to remind everyone there is a new challenge starting on Saturday Crafting at the Weekend we look forward to seeing your makes.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Doodle Pantry - Use image
Beccy's Place- Use image

Thanks as always for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave are greatly appreciated.

Creative Moments Challenge 41

Hello again, this time I have a card made for Creative Moments and our challenge is Spring or Anything Goes. We are sponsored by the the wonderful Sassy Studio Designs.




I have used Dorothy Honey this time. I coloured her with my pens, cut her out by hand this time. I used a new embossing folder that came with a magazine. I coloured the flowers on the embossing, some more papers from the pad I am using up, it's nearly finished so I will onto something else soon. A scrap of green gingham, I punched the edges of, I used a 5 by 7 inch card base and punched the edge for some detail and that was it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy - Embossing
Fan Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - J is for just as you like
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Spring
Thank you for popping by, I am looking forward to seeing your Spring creations on my visits to your blog. If you take the time to leave a comment it is very much appreciated.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Crafting From The Heart Challenge 15

Hello everyone, well blogger doesn't like me at the minute, not only did it not publish my post it ate it. So here is the short version.
At Crafting From The Heart we are looking for Anything Goes or April Showers. We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles and 2 Cute Ink this time. 


I used the very cute Sleeping Turtle from 2 Cute Ink. I coloured him with my pens, cut him out, I used my freebie embossing folders again, the grass and the clouds. The grass is on some Coredinations the clouds on some shiny white from my scrap box. I used a textured card base, swiped Tumbled Glass ink over it added my elements and that was it. 

I will be adding this card to some challenges later and can't wait to see you creations using April Showers or Anything Goes.

Artistic Inspiration - CAS
Whoopsi Daisy - Embossing
Fan Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz - CAS