Wednesday 25 February 2015

Meerkat Family

Hi Crafters,
It's been crazy busy here in the Craft Room but I'm popping in for a quick share with you today.
This is a commissioned card that I made recently...

Meerkat photo
Papers - digital
Sentiment - LOTV Circle
Papermania Stamp - Daughter-in-law
SB large circle dies
Ribbon, brad and gems from stash
Sister Act - #94 ATG
Creative Fingers - #68 ATG
OSAAT - #231 ATG with Birthdays
Deep Ocean Challenge - #98 Our Furry Friends
Thanks for popping in today, it's lovely to see you here. I hope everyone is well - there are some nasty bugs doing the rounds at the moment - so big hugs to those that are feeling poorly.
See you all again soon,

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #285 - Letters of the Alphabet (Anything Goes)

Hi Crafters,
Sorry I haven't been around much this week but I have been trying to limit my internet time. I have a lot of orders to get finished and find that too many unproductive hours slip by whilst sitting in front of my screen, lol. More discipline needed I think. Normal service will be resumed shortly and I will visit soon, promise.
So on to today, I am here to share with you my DT card for Passion For Promarkers and this week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who are offering a $21 voucher as their prize.
I went with 'B' is for Birthday and here is my card.

Woodware Stamp - Huge Happy Birthday
Inky Doodles Stamp - Leafy Background
Stampin' Up Corner and Border Punch
I love this large Woodware stamp, it is so versatile. I stamped and embossed it to give a raised edge to the letters and then I masked off the words and stamped my background. I then coloured it with my Promarkers ( puzzlingly in real life the colours are more blended but somehow the camera has picked up the shade differences :/ ) added shading around the letters so that it gives a 3d illusion and used glitter to highlight the tops of the letters. It's also quite flat for posting too. 
Sister Act - #94 ATG
Creative Fingers - #68 ATG
Fussy and Fancy - #133 Tic Tac Toe
(Bottom row - Sentiment, Wet emboss, Sparkle)
Addicted To CAS - #57 Mask
Addicted To Stamps - #98 Embossing Dry or Heat
OSAAT - #231 ATG with Birthday's
Eureka Stamps - #129 Birthday Cards
Check out the rest of the DT's creations on the blog, they have done some fabulous work this week. Please come and join us in our challenge, remember you must use your Letraset markers to be in with a chance of winning the prize.
See you all soon,

Wednesday 18 February 2015


Hi Crafters,
It's been bright and sunny here for the past few days but still very cold and I can not wait for Spring to arrive. I'm fed up with the cold, how about you?
My card for today is made using some warm colours and the theme is Oriental.

Papers - Papermania ( very old stash)
Kimono Peel offs - (also very old stash)
Stamps - Papermania Oriental Treasure Lanterns
Lanterns coloured with Promarkers
Symbols are gold heat embossed
Beaded tassels (another old stash find)
Oriental coin
Cardz 4 Guyz - Oriental
Addicted To Stamps - #98 Embossing Dry/Heat
That Craft Place - Film Inspired - (Disney's Mulan)
Thanks for visiting this afternoon, I hope you have a lovely evening.
See you soon,

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Rubber Stamps Only

Hi Crafters,

Our theme this time at Top Tip Tuesday is to use 'Rubber Stamps Only' and we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts who are giving away a £10 voucher for the shop as this weeks prize.
I have used a new stamp to me from Crafter's Companion called 'Love Birds' from the Moonbeam Meadow range. I also decided to use a sketch this time to create my card layout and this one comes from Mojo Monday.

Love Birds Rubber Stamp - Crafter's Companion
Papers - Authentique 6 x 6 pad - Splendid
Magnolia leaf die
SB Circle dies
MFT - Dispersed Dots Die
Sentiment comes in the stamp set
Resin Rose
Mojo Monday - Sketch #385
Sister Act - #93 ATG
Penny Black & More - Feb. ATG except a Digi
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - For The Girls
Noor Designs - #3 Spring
Scribble & Scrap - #38 ATG
Come & Get It - Birthdays!
Eureka Stamps - #128 Birds of a Feather
I hope you liked my Spring themed card today, do check out my teamies blogs for their marvellous creations and then hunt down those stamps you have at the bottom of the drawer and make a card for the challenge, you could be the lucky winner of that £10 voucher for Bunny Zoe's shop.
See you soon,

Sunday 15 February 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #111 - 'Random Act of Kindness' Day

**For my Christmas Card Club post please go to the previous post**

Hi Crafters,
Today I am here to share with you a little project I have made for the challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The 17th February is R.A.K. Day ( Random Act of Kindness) so here is a little gift box that I created containing a small sewing kit to give to a friend.
It's actually not so little.. it measures 17 x 13 x 4 cm.
 Both side views showing the faux pages, fastening and spine...

 ...and the inside...
I used the tutorial here for the basic box but modified it a little.
Rose Frame image - Fitztown
Coloured with my Promarkers
Sentiment Stamps - Inkylicious
Martha Stewart Border Punches
SB Grand Large Labels Die
Tea Die and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Ribbon and twine
Sewing kit
We are sponsored this time by
Some great prizes to be had from the above sponsors this week and we'd love you to join in the fun.
Challenges I'd like to enter
Not Just Cards - #12 ATG
Creative Fingers - #67 ATG
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - For The Girls
Well that's all from me today... two posts in one day, phew.
See you soon,

Christmas Card Club Challenge #4 - Snow Covered Trees

** My 613 Avenue Create DT post is coming shortly, thanks **

Hi Crafters,

It is time to show you another creation for our friendly Christmas Card Club and the theme was chosen by our lovely Mary who has picked 'snow covered trees'.
We have been lucky here so far with the weather and haven't seen any snow yet apart from the odd flurry but I guess, it is only the middle of February and there is time yet for the white stuff to visit.
Here is my card...

I have used the last of my plastic domes (sad face) and a decoupage sheet from the Snow Globes CD Rom, I sprinkled white Flower Soft on to the trees and as a shaker element in the dome. I made one like this last year but with a Christmas Village scene in it. The card front was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the music ribbon came from my stash. I punched out some ovals using my Stampin' Up punches to mount the sentiment on.
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - February Challenge.
Well this one makes four new cards this year in my Christmas box and there were already a few left over from last year so I have a healthy stash of Christmas cards so far - a good feeling. Do pop over to the members blogs and see their creations ( list in page tab at the top) and maybe even have ago yourself.
See you soon,

Saturday 14 February 2015

LOTV Art Pad

Hi Crafters,
These Lili of the Valley art pads are so versatile, I have made a Get Well card today for a friend who has just had an operation.

Hopefully the bright colours will cheer her up.

Image - English Charm Art Pad
Dies - SB Labels Ten, Floral Ovals and Get Well sentiment
Papers - Unknown Ebay haul
Trimcraft Ribbon
Heart Brad, pearls and organza bow
Brown Sugar - #133 Use a Bow and a Die Cut
Papertake Weekly - Hearts and Flowers
Hope you all received your Valentine cards today and that you have special plans for a lovely evening and I will see you tomorrow for two  DT posts.

Friday 13 February 2015

Playing with my Distress Inks

Hi Crafters,
I've been playing with my Distress inks and some fairy stamps today and this is what I have made.

Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concorde and Black Soot.
Black Archival Ink and Clear embossing powder
Brilliance Ink - Platinum Planet
Lavinia Stamps - Fairy, mushrooms, spiral sentiment and verse
Magazine Freebie Stamp - Butterfly swirl and flourish
Glamour Dust
I began by inking my cardstock and spritzing with water, then when dry I stamped the images embossing each one as I went. The silver spiral sentiment doesn't appear to show up in the photo's very well but in real life it does. I just matted the finished piece on to silver mirri and then black cardstock to frame it.
Lavinia Stamps - #2 Bright and Beautiful
Sister Act - #93 ATG
Creative Fingers - #67 ATG
I'd like to say a warm welcome to my new followers both on Google and Bloglovin, it's lovely to have you here and I hope you enjoy what you see.
It's busy, busy, busy for me today I have some DT work to do and a few orders to complete and then I shall fit in some commenting along the way. Have a great day one and all!

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #283 'To Someone I Love'

Hi Crafters,
It's been a busy week here with not much time for blogging I'm afraid but I'm here today to share my DT card with you for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers. We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs this time and I have used a gorgeous image called 'Snow Queen' on my card today. I have coloured her a little differently to what her name suggests though, I moved away from the cold, showy and icy theme to this...

I used my Go Kreate Frilly #10 Large Frame dies and digital papers from Just So Scrappy - Bee Mine. The image is coloured of course, with Promarkers and I did an 'out of the box' technique with her long plait. For the love theme I incorporated  a Spellbinders 'Love Locket' die and a Magnolia branch that has hearts on the stems. I found some ruched tulle and rose trim in my stash along with the resin roses in both red and yellow to coordinate with the papers and then punched a heart border with an EK Success punch. I also decorated the inside to match, hopefully you can see in this picture...

 Sentimental Sundays - #245 Seeing Red
Come & Get It - Love is in the Air
Quirky Crafts - #3 Love is in the Air
Eureka Stamps - #127 All is Love
Crafty Cardmakers and More - #132 Love, Love, Love
I Love Promarkers - #255 Lots of Love
Creative Moments - #61 ATG/Love
Crafty Creations - Owl Love You - (Owls/Hearts/Love)
Cute Card Thursday - #359 Crazy In Love
Fussy & Fancy - #132 It's All About Love
Please visit the other DT's blogs and look at their fabulous creations this week, leave a comment to let them know you've been, we love reading them all.
Have fun crafting along with our 'love' theme, you could win yourself 4 digi's from Sassy Studio Designs .
See you soon,

Thursday 5 February 2015


Hi Crafters,
I have a friend who recently celebrated a big birthday and she really likes anything to do with Native Red Indians so I made her this card which she loved.

The papers and elements I found in a digital kit from Raspberry Road Designs and I had a Joy Feather die that matched beautifully to the theme. I used 3 colours of distress ink on the die cuts to mimic the feathers in the digital cluster on the left hand side of the card. Then I rummaged through my stash for the leather thong and the beads to thread through the eyelets I had put down the right hand side of the card. The skull and feather cluster was printed out a few times and decoupaged for interest and I cut the '50' using the Tim Holtz Vintage Market die. The inside was decorated simply to match the front.

Try It On Tuesday - Add A Photo (Tepee image)
Crafty Catz - #264 Stitching - Real/Faux
Brown Sugar - #131 3 Different embellishments (Beads, feathers, brad)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #65 Real/Faux Stitching
Thank you to all my visitors and commenters recently, I've had fun reading them and visiting in return. Crafters are such a nice bunch of people and I really appreciate your company here.
See you all again soon,

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo

Hi Crafters,
The weeks are flying by and it is time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. We'd like to see your favourite colour combo used in your card or project please.  I have a few favourites but I went with Pink and Brown...

Image - Baby Aurora Angel, The East Wind
Spellbinders Large Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
LOTV Sentiment
Pleated Trim
Pearl Brads
Flower Buttons
Glamour Dust
This is 'Baby Aurora Angel', isn't she sooo cute!
 Challenges I'd like to enter:
In The Pink - Pink and Pearlie
Brown Sugar - #131 Three Different Embellishments
(Buttons, Brads and Pleated Trim)
Scribble & Scrap - #37 ATG
That Craft Place - ATG
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #3 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #45 ATG
We are sponsored by
and they are offering a choice of three fabulous images as the prize.
The DT have been busy creating some wonderful samples to spark your imagination for the challenge so check out their blogs and leave them some love while you are there too.

Sunday 1 February 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge - #3 Jolly Santa, Ho, Ho, Ho

**For my 613 Avenue Create DT post please scroll down**
Hi Crafters,
It's time for our friendly Christmas Card Club challenge and this week it was my turn to choose the theme. I went with the big man himself 'Santa' and here's what I came up with...
DL card blank (this is unusual for me)
Vintage Santa Digi  - Sherri Baldy
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Go Kreate large oval die
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Glitter embossing powder
Sentiment - Magazine Freebie
 I inked and glitter embossed around the edges of the card and the oval aperture and it looks fine IRL but here in the photo it looks grubby :( 
Cute Card Thursday - #358 Stamping Mad
Completely Christmas - #48 Square or Rectangle Card
Sister Act - #91 ATG
Creative Fingers - #65 ATG
Sketch Saturday - #346 Pick Any Sketch
Please take a look at the other ladies blogs in the team (list in page tab at the top) they have some inspirational cards for you to help get YOU started on those Christmas cards early this year. It makes all the difference to have a stack of cards ready come the festive season and helps to take a bit of the pressure off that is so acute at that time of year.
Hope you enjoyed my little Santa creation, I will be round to visit you all later today.

613 Avenue Create Challenge - #109 National Doodle Day

Hi Crafters,
It's National Doodle Day this week on the 6 th February so our optional theme at 613 Avenue Create is to use some doodling on your project. I have made a Clean and Simple card this time, thought I had better practise because I find them difficult, but you can't get more CAS than this one...

Image - Melonheadz Mother's Day Combo Pack
Multiliner pen for doodling

We are sponsored by
They have some fabulous illustrations to choose from for the prize, so come and join in the fun.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick - ATG
Sister Act - #91 ATG
Creative Fingers - #65 ATG
Addicted To CAS - #56 Hugs & Kisses
I'll be back shortly with my Christmas Card Club post, so see you all then,