Tuesday, 3 March 2015

More Wine?!

Quite true really! At least it makes you temporarily forget just how many years! But then the morning hangover reminds you that you are no spring chicken!  Sentiment is from the Birthday Sentiments sheet in the Dr Digi store.

Papers are from Funky Hand - Little Princess download and everything else is from my stash - X Cut fancy die used.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  For The Girls
Make My Monday:  Girly Birthday
The Crazy Challenge:  Happy Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge:  Add a Sentiment

Monday, 2 March 2015

Jellypark Challenge - One For The Mums

The last ever Jellypark challenge has launched - Jellypark are closing their doors after 4 years of challenges and I'm really quite sad about it as I've been part of the team from day 1.  The store will remain but not sure for how long so if there are any stamps you've been after, now is the time to make that purchase.

The theme for the challenge is One For The Mums and I've used this cute Bath Girl digi stamp - all yours for just £1.50.  Coloured with Promarkers, I've used a fancy X Cut die then layered it onto an offcut of card that I coloured to match the papers with Promarkers.

Papers I found in my stash so not got a clue where from!  They were the perfect size as I'm trying to use up all the offcuts of cardstock from when I make square cards.  Ribbon is also from my stash and the 'mum' wording is a Clearly Besotted die which is no longer listed on the website but 'mother' is (and its only £2.50!)  To finish it off I've added some half pearls from my rather extensive stash!

Good luck with the Jellypark challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Catz:  Die Cuts / Punches
In The Pink:  Cute
Southern Girls:  Get Your Girly On

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Lots o' Luck

This is one of those cards that I like to make, but don't really as it means that someone is leaving. There are going to be a few departures from where I work in March so trying to be prepared for when they happen. I've used the lovely Wee Bit and Lots O Luck digi by From The Heart Stamps.  Coloured with Promarkers and added some half pearls to the centres.

Embossed panel is a Cuttlebug folder - Swiss Dots, added some Card Candi that I found in my stash plus some ribbon I bought in bulk from ebay (well, it was cheap and lots of colours from China!)  The shaped bit down the side is made with a heart punch - nothing fancy!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge:  Clean and Simple
Suzy B's Challenge:  Embossing
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity:  Emboss It
I Heart Card Sketches:  Sketch followed

Friday, 27 February 2015

Sweet Chick

I almost forgot to blog this! It's the free progressive monthly challenge at From The Heart Stamps - the image is free as long as you participate each month with the given image. I've coloured Loves Me Birdbrain with Promarkers and used offcuts of papers from Echo Park Summerdays download - I had to be rather creative with the scraps I had!

I layered the image onto a die cut and then added the sunflower charm with some embroidery thread. Quick and easy!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From The Heart Stamps:  Progressive Monthly Challenge
I Love Promarkers:  Animals
City Crafter:  Use Scraps
Crafty Cardmakers:  Scraps

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 75 - Make Me Laugh

It's time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Make Me Laugh

Pop over to the blog to enter - the challenge closes on Wednesday 11 March at 12noon.  I've used a Whimsy Doodles image, coloured it with Promarkers and then layered it onto red and silver card.

The ribbon is originally from Tesco's and I've had it for some time in my stash!  Sentiment tag is handwritten.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Designs:  1 Image and 1 Sentiment
Ruby's Rainbow:  Anything Green
Crafty Sentiments:  Clean and Simple

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Creative with Scraps

It's my turn again to post on the Funky Hand blog and for another few days you can snag this wonderful I Love You Sew download for just £1!  I've been creative with some scraps left over from previous projects and along with a black fineliner pen and some ribbon - it didn't take me long!

I used an X Cut die for the heart and a Nesties die for the aperture - the hearts have been added with a few foam pads for height.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity:  Circles
Left of Centre:  Use Your Dies
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Hhhhmmmmm.... Cake!

Ah, there is nothing better than a lovely cake. Actually, yes there is; a multi layered cake! Buy your Birthday Cake digi from the Dr Digi store and don't forget the sentiment too!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers, cut it out and then used a strip of acetate to attach it to the card.  Everything else is from my stash!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Card Mania:  Add Some Red
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Crafty Boots:  Use A Sentiment
Eureka Stamps:  Birthday Cards
Lawnscaping:  Birthday

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Monster Fun

You know when you see a digi stamp and you NEED to have it? Well, this was one of those moments!  This is Monster Sundae and is From The Heart Stamps.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and used glitter glue on the sundae and glossy accents on the eyes.

Printed paper is from Funky Hand - Wishes and Kisses cd which is a bargain at the moment at only £1 and there are hundreds of papers, images and sentiments on the cd!!

I've added some black ribbon, mounted the image and paper onto black card, added a fineliner running stitch and two buttons.  Perfect for a little boy!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craft for the Craic:  Birthday
DL.ART:  Blue
Double Click Skittles:  Animal
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Animal
From The Heart Stamps:  Pick a Sketch - number 96 used (twisted slightly!)

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

You're Tea-rific

Just a quick cuppa today - nothing like it first thing in the morning!  Cuppa digi available in the Dr Digi store for just 50p!

I've die cut the circle, added the digi (coloured with Promarkers) with foam pads and added a faux stitch around the edges.  Sentiment has been stamped with a little Studio G alphabet and the embroidery thread and charm are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Challenge:  D for Die Cuts
Card Mania:  Add Some Red
Digi Galore:  Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft:  Anything Goes

Monday, 16 February 2015


Another love themed card using the I Love You Sew papers from Funky Hand - don't forget the download collection is only £1 during February!  I've attempted to use scraps for this card and got the inspiration from my set of X Cut dies as they were in the packet!

I've layered the hearts up with foam pads and inked the edges before doing so.  Kraft card blank from my stash along with the charm and embroidery thread.  The sentiment is a Studio G little alphabet stamp set.  A bit of faux stitching around the edge of the card and it's complete!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges:  Valentine
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards:  Love Is In The Air
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Valentine's Day
Pattie's Creations:  Valentine