Sunday, 30 March 2014

Bit of Retro Green

And here I am again! This time with a From The Heart Stamps image - Martini Chicks; I've coloured it with Promarkers and added glossy accents to the olives and eyes. And I've also used the same papers I used last week (only because they were still on the table and worked well with the image!) - DCWV Retro Stack 6x6 papers.

The green card is from my stash, and it appears that I've added the image slightly not quite straight..... Oh, and another ebay charm too!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From The Heart Digital Stamps: Sketch Followed
Crafty Calendar: Animal Antics
Open Minded Challenge: Animal Antics
Bloggers Challenge: Animals
Digi Haven: Things With Wings

Baby Baby!

Here is a quick new baby girl card I made with the fab Button Babies download from Funky Hand. I've handcut the bottle using a template I've drawn and then added various papers from the download.

I've added some half pearls, bakers twine and a baby feet charm I bought from ebay (along with a load of other charms too!) And if you need to make a new baby card for a boy, the download has boy papers too!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts: Think Pink
4 Crafty Girlz: Anything Goes
In The Pink: Kiddles
Sassy Studio Designs: Pretty Pastels

Friday, 28 March 2014

Forgotten Funkies - Retro Fun

It's the last Friday of the month so that means its time for the Funkettes to delve into the Funky Hand past! We've all used the Retro Fun wordbook download and I just had to make a wordbook with it!

I've added ribbon from my stash and some die cut butterlies which I've added seed beads to the centres. I've also added stickles around the edges of the letters for a bit of sparkle!

Pop over to Get Funky to see what the rest of the team have created - there are some fab cards as the download comes with backing papers as well as word book pages.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Moments: Things With Wings
House That Stamps Built: Things With Wings
Scrappers Delights: Special Lady
Crafty Sentiments: Mothers Day

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 61 - Anything Goes Christmas

Time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and I've made it an easy theme for the fortnight - Anything Goes. If you want to know more and how to enter pop over to the blog! I've used a fab digi image from Funky Hand - Georgie Angel, and I've printed her directly onto the cardstock and coloured with Promarkers.

I've added gold stickles to her wings, gold emboridery thread and a fab little snowflake charm that I bought from ebay (along with a lot of other charms for a bargain price!) I've shaped the bottom of the card by drawing round a die and then cutting it out. Simple, but it works!

Good luck with the Crimbo Crackers challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday: Metal (tip is to use a die to draw around if its not the right size for a shape, as I have on my card)
Tuesday Throwdown: Make Your Image Pop
Holly Jolly Christmas: BINGO (centre line - red, free, ribbon)
Cards In Envy: Anything Goes
Created With Love: Girly

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Simply Create Too Challenge - Animals

I know I'm a little late with this post but I totally forgot about it and then suddenly remembered! The Simply Create Too DT has posted their midway reminder and inspiration for the current challenge which is: Animals. I've used a rather cute digi stamp from Jellypark - Boy Cuddling Dog (and its only £1.50!)

I've used Promarkers for the image and then watercolour pencils for the background. Printed papers are from Funky Hand - Sleigh Ride download - see Christmas papers can be used all year around! Everything else is from my stash.

Good luck with the Simply Create Too challenge - for more details, pop over to the blog!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew: Animals
Digi Choosday: Animals

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

You Brighten My Day!

None of these new fangled energy saving whatsits here - just a good old fashioned light bulb to brighten your day!

Well, if no-one is going to say it, I will - you brighten my day. And the good Dr Digi himself has drawn this fab light bulb so you can brighten someones day too. And you'll be brightening your own too as the digi is FREE!!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then used some ransom letters to spell out the greeting (and had to be creative with no h and t left!)

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Artisitc Inspirations: Anything Goes
Cards In Envy: Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps: No Square Cards
Path of Positivity: Thoughtfulness

Sunday, 23 March 2014


This is another card ticked of a long list of card requests! I've used a fab From The Heart Digital Stamps stamp called Birdbrain Brew. I've coloured it with Promarkers and a little bit of stickles on the beer.

I've used DCWV Retro Stack 6x6 papers as I thought it was about time I tried to use up some of the stuff I have rather than print more digi papers! And the bakers twine is from my stash. I've used a sentiment from another digi set and die cut the word Dad with a Sizzix alphabet.

We've had another busy weekend - Jacob had his last football match of the season yesterday and it was quite rough at times and he got a boot to the back of his head as he went to save a goal. He's a trouper as he played on after his team mates and Manager came over to see if he was ok. Mind you, he had to play on as he's the only goalie! Samuel had another race today and although he didn't win (he finished 3rd) it was still a good race day and he set some good times.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

I Heart Card Sketches: Sketch followed
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
Digi Galore: Anything Goes
Flat Friends: Cards For Men
Allsorts: About The Boy

Friday, 21 March 2014

Polkadoodle Challenge - Spring Is In The Air

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme for the fortnight (the challenges now last for 2 weeks!) is Spring Is In The Air.

I've taken the theme literally this week and made an exploding box with springy MUM letters! The papers are from Pen and Paper Circle issue 9 and I've used a Sizzix die to cut the letters and then added them to some craft wire which has been very much glued underneath the rolled flowers. I've added some clear doodle drop gems to the centres for extra sparkle - and they are reduced in the shop too!

I've also used a Sizzix scalloped tag die and handwritten the sentiment. The ribbons are all from my stash and I was rather pleased that they matched the papers perfectly!

Good luck with the challenge - closing date is 4 April.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Divas By Design: Flowers
Paper Shelter: More than 5 Flowers
The Three Muses: Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink: For A Special Lady
Papertake Weekly: Special Lady

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Typically British

Imagine the scene; husbands' Birthday is fast approaching and I still think its mid February (I know, I've only had a year to remember) and I need to make a card. Something that will make him smile and fondly remember the 'good old days' when he had his very own Mini.

And better still, the digi is a cheapie and only a quid! Buy nnow from Dr Digi!

I've used Promarkers to colour and layered it onto the Union Jack with foam pads - the Union Jack is from the Britannia download from Polkadoodles. A little inking around the edges and the card is complete! And yes, he liked it!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

One Stitch At A Time: Use A Digi
Pile It On: For A Guy
Crafts Galore Encore: Use A Digi
Digi Galore: Anything Goes
Flat Friends: Cards 4 Men

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Lots of Luck!

I rather like this cute little stamp from From The Heart Stamps - its the current monthly progressive freebie and I've added the sentiment from a different stamp set. I've coloured it with Promarkers plus the papers are from the Button Babies download from Funky Hand.

The green card is from my stash along with the ribbon and I've doodled a running stitch around the edge of the papers. I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From The Heart Stamps: Monthly Progressive Challenge
I Heart Sketches: Sketch followed (flipped)
Crafty Calendar: Animal Antics

Friday, 14 March 2014

Jellypark Challenge - Pastels

Time for a new Jellypark challenge and the theme for the fortnight is Pastels. And I've made these cute three cards with equally cute images - Giraffe, Dancing Bunny Rabbit, and Rose Bunny.

All have been coloured with Promarkers and half pearls along with a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edges. The scalloped edges are made with a heart punch with the pointy bit tucked under the reverse. Good luck with the challenge and be sure to watch out for the new releases!

I'd like to enter the following challenge:

Hannah and Friends: Clean and Simple
Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap Creations: Pastels
Tip Top Tuesday: I've used 7 pearls on each card - tip is to use a heart punch for scallops
Card Mania: Something New (baby)

Polkadoodle Challenge - Mum's The Word

The Polkadoodles challenge is continuing and the current theme is Mum's The Word - the challenges last for 2 weeks now so you have even longer to enter! I've used the fab Paper Boutique Vol 3 and printed all the elements at A5 size plus an extra sheet for the flowers.

I cut them all out and then layered up with glue and foam pads. The butterflies are from my stash - they are chipboard and I coloured them with Promarkers plus added half pearls for extra detail. I handwrote the sentiment with a Sizzix tag. I've also added stickles to most of the flowers for a bit of bling on Mother's Day!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Little Fairies: Things With Wings
Milk, Coffee Challenge: At Least Two Flowers
Crafters Cafe: Flowers
Crafting With Butterflies: Shaped Card
Little Red Wagon: Dimensional

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 60 - Cute

I'm a little late with this today - I thought it was Wednesday today - its been one of those weeks and seems to be happening more often now that I've moved offices and have a 3 hour per day commute. Anyway, the new Crimbo Crackers challenge theme is Cute, so here is some Jellypark sponsored cuteness!

I've used a cute digi image from Jellypark who is the challenge sponsor - Skating Polar Bears and coloured it with Promarkers. Papers are Let It Snow and I've added stickles, handwritten tag sentiment along with organza ribbon, embroidery thread and a snowflake charm.
Good luck with the challenge! I'd like to enter the following:

4 Crafty Chicks: Trees
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
CRAFT: Christmas
Crafty Ribbons: Ribbons and Bows
Fab n Funky: Animals

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Good Luck Kitty

What better way to say good luck then with a cute little kitty! Or a rather larger kitty - still cute though!

Scrodinger is available in the Dr Digi store along with many other fab images! You will have to add a not-quite-centred stamped sentiment yourself though!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Dee Bowz: Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Digi Darla: Feeling Lucky
Incy Wincy: Black and White plus one other
My Craft Spot: Cute Critters
Use Your Stuff: Animals

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Leaning Tower of Cake

More often than not my baking skills are rather dodgy; my jam rolls never did (and even the birds turned their beaks up at the crumbs) and my apple pies were too tart. So, it comes as no surprise that my tiered Victoria sponges lean rather dangerously whilst splodging out stawberry jam and dripping sweet icing.

Buy Birthday Cake from the Dr Digi store and you too can drip icing all down your best top. Fortunately this cake has been coloured with Promarkers plus stickles for a bit of Birthday sparkle. And the ransom letters are from a Kirsty Wiseman cd.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss: Happy Birthday
Cards Galore Encore: Use a Digi Stamp
Stempelgarten Challenge: Yummy
The East Wind Challenge: use a Digi