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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Less Is More - All about the scrap

So this time its all about the scraps which I am sure us crafters all have , know I do so much so that I had to buy some more storage for mine , so Mandi and Chrissie wanted us to use up all our scrap bits of papers on our cards so come one over to Less Is More and get scrappy.

Like I say as I have so many bits and bobs of paper and card I manged to get 2 cards done , hope you like them and let me know good or bad what you think please so onto card 1
yes its a Xmas card sorry
OK so for this one I used up some of bits of Xmas core'dations which I sanded and if you want some then you can get it from crafters companion .
the Xmas tree and message is from my stash.
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So on to card 2
Yet again more core'dations but Kraft this time also available from crafters companion , the flower swirl was cut on Elmo and the message is from my stash. osssp nearly forgot the pearls which I got strangely enough from a bedding shop ,sorry can't remember the brand name of them.

Totally Gorjuss - MMM Yummy

So its all about yummy food this time at Totally Gorjuss and the sponsor for this week is Craft work cards , so onto my yummy card and yummy goodies used.
Items used
BP - sweet range from DCWV
mat - cut on the Elmo = e-craft
cupcake stamps where a magazine freebie and coloured with PM's
card candi - Joanna Sheen
bling - my stash.

Sketch Saturday - week 196

Just don't know how Sketch Saturday keep bringing up these great sketches for us to play with as well as giving us a fab sponsor who is The Craft barn who will give the winner £15 to use on the site.

Items used
pink BP - sweet range from DCWV
butterfly BP -dove crafts
card is a mix of core'dations from crafter companion
mirri card is from kanban and everything was cut on Elmo = e-craft
ribbon is from fantastic ribbon and finally the topper is from docrafts March goodie bag but I just used the main part .oh nearly forgot the message is left over from a decoupage sheet of Joanna Sheen .

Just Magnolia - Dollie

So this time over Just Magnolia they wanted us to use dollies on our projects . And on to the sponsors for the week yes that's right 2 sponsors.
Jacobi nl who will give a winner 20.00 euro to spend on the site and the other sponsor is The Ribbon Girl with this lovely prize
So on to my card which I kept very simple as felt the dollies and the image did all the work on there own.
Items used
pink card - the paper mill
dollies - WOC
Tilda with lamb - coloured with Pm's
Message - docrafts.

Winter Wonderland - bling and glitter

So come on guys and girls get that glitter and bling out for Winter Wonderland and the sponsor for the week is Simon Says Stamp and the winner will get a $15 voucher to use on the site cool eh .
OK so onto my card , sorry fro not writting much on my posts but have such bad sinus pain its making my eyes funny so trying to keep all my posts short.

Sorry for the bad pic , tried several times and this was the best of the bunch .
OK so what I used was lots of paper from my stash
frame and message are from the dove craft goodie bag
 which I sprayed with glitter spray from crafters companion , and the bling is from 1craft1 , sorry that the glitter is not showing up but promise its there.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Wild Orchid Challenge - White plus 1

OK so as you might of guessed from the picture is time for another theme from
Wild Orchid Challenge and the picture is the prize up for grabs from wild orchid crafts.
They wanted for us this week to do a card with white and one colour , we were only allowed a different colour for hair /skin or animal.

I went with yellow and white as thought that looked nice and summery.
Goodies used
lace , dollies and flowers all from wild orchid crafts.
paper - DCWV - sweet range
image - is Lottie from the Humphrey range over at crafters companion , I used promarkers to colour her in.
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some close up picture of the flowers and also the image.

so love this image as she fits most themes.


Crafty Creations Challenge - Fancy folds

So its time to get fancy with our folds over at Crafty Creations Challenge and I thought I would go with a twisted easle as have nt given one a go and I am quiet pleased with my 1st go at one , ok so time to mention the sposnor for the week who is Robyns Fetish who will give the winner 5 digtal stamps.

So here it is my 1st twisted easel card and the goodies used
Items used
core'dations card from crafters companion
MS border and corner punch
patterened paper - DCVW - sweet range
image and message - Joanna sheen
small buttons - dovecraft and the large one is from fanstasitc ribbon.
Ribbon - is from my stash.

The Cuttlebug Spot - Spring is in the air

So over at The Cuttlebug Spot its spring so they would like to see our projects with things that make us think of spring and I went with Easter and a rainbow . They also have a fab prize up for grabs .

On so on to my make and what I used.
All the shapes where cut on Elmo ( e-craft )
I used mirri card for the circle from the papermill , which I embossed on the cuttlebug and the same for the clouds which I Inked with Tim Holtz broken china
the card bit for for the rainbow are core'dations from crafters companion
message - docrafts and the bunny stickers from my stash.

Close up of the embossing and bunnies

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Less Is More - Die cuts / punches

Well Mandi and Chrissie are been nice to us this week with the theme been to use die cuts or punches on our cards , nice and easy well I liked it lol. So if you fancy a go pop over to Less Is More .

I am fairly please with my cards but not a 100% sure , but pleased that I did it all with one piece of card stock and a scrap bit of black card.

the pink card on each card is from crafters companion , the black is my bits and bobs box , spellbinder edge die , butterfly punch hobbycraft the black flower was cut on Elmo ( e-craft) , gems are from my stash

another spellbinder die - sorry can't remember the name of it as don't keep the packaging , the die cut topper is from dove crafts goodie bag

another spellbinder die , all of them where cut on the cuttlebug.
tatty teddy die cut and message from docrafts .

Winter Wonderland - A Xmas Card

As its now back into Xmas over at Winter Wonderland they have started us off with something nice and easy a Xmas Card and they also have a lovely sponsor and prize from the sponsor who is Emma's Crafty Store who give the winner this fab stamp.
Onto my card and goodies used

Items used
popcorn the Xmas CD , Xmas core'dations and snowflake stamp is all from crafters companion , the message is from my stash.

Totally Gorjuss - lacey fairy

This time at Totally Gorjuss they wanted to see some lace on work and as I am going through a flower fairy phase I thought what bettter to go with it than some lace . So on this weeks sponsor who is Heathers Hobbie Haven.

So here my little cutie fairy
Card stock core'dations ,flower fairy decoupage - crafters companion
the oval I cut on the cuttlebug and the black card is from the papermill.
Lace is from wild orchids crafts .
Gems - 1craft1.

Sketch Saturday - week 195

So this is the sketch we have been given for this week from Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for the week is Stamp Fairy who will give the winner $10 to spend on their site.

Item used
paper - docraft goodie bag
all the pink card is from the paper mill but was cut on the e-craft which I have named Elmo
Button are from fantastic ribbon
ribbon from my stash
decoupage is from Humphrey available from crafters companion the message also came from there Humphrey everyday CD.

Inside of the card
papers same as above and the heart yet again was cut on Elmo.

Just Magnolia - Make a tag

Something a bit different for Just Magnolia this week to make a tag , don't think I ve seen this as a theme before for them but I could be wrong , either way I loved doing it as it makes a nice change from card all the time.
And there is a another great prize up for grabs from Wild Orchid Crafts and this is the prize.
Told you it was great.


Items used
tag - from my stash  , which I covered with paper from dovecrafts goodie bag, the lace is from my stash and held in place with brads from wild orchids crafts , little message and ribbon and lace again from my stash, the Tilda doggie is coloured with PM's.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Just Inspirational Challenge - week 16

OK so we got 3 pictures to get us really thinking over at Just Inspirational Challenge and here they are


So on to me telling you about the sponsor for the week who is Fresh Brewed Designs

Guess I should show you my card , say about the goodies used and what ideas I got from the pictures.
OK so I went for the love them but did as sisterly love , the pink and green and also the flowers.
Items used are
paper and buttons - dove crafts goodie bag
core'dations , e-craft and flower fairy decoupage all from crafters companion .

Crafty Creations Challenge - Cuddly bears

So is all cuddly and furry over at Crafty Creations Challenge  with the theme been a cuddly bear and I had to go straight towards Popcorn as I think he is a right cutie.
OK so before I go nattering on I ll let you know the sponsor who is Stamp Fairy.

So here is my card and the little cutie popcorn.
Items used
Well as you might of guessed by now Popcorn the bear which i coloured with Promarkers and I got him from a freebie in a magazine but if you like him then you can get him from crafters companion , the flower mat was cut on my e-craft now known as Elmo .
Paper - is from stash
Gems - from 1craft1.

Try It On Tuesday - Tag Time - Hearts and Flowers

So its time to tag it again over at Try It On Tuesday and this time they wanted it to be all about hearts and flowers. So I thought would use some of my bits and bobs up on my tag and my wonderful Elmo - (e-craft) to ppl that don't know that we have all named out machines on the FB page , sad to some I know lol.

Items used
Elmo to cut the tag shape , hearts and flowers which are all core'dations card stock from crafters companion
gems - are from1craft1
paper is from the V&A range that docrafts do .
Ribbon from my bits and bobs jar.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Less Is More - Stripes - ONE LAYER

Well Mandi and Chrissie have done it again given us all some thing to really make us think , where as last week I sang with joy at the theme this week I was nearly banging my mojo against a brick wall trying to think of ideas but once I had seen what other Limetts had done the mojo started to play ball with the theme of stripes over Less Is More . Sorry but I can't remember which of the ladies helped my mojo so if you know who they are let me know so I can add there names and say thanks as they helped me get 3 cards done and all male theme ones .


card 1


Used my Houghie board to score the lines on this , so thanks to who ever did this , hope you don't mind me using this idea.
I highlighted the stripes with some chalk and then used some docraft stamps in the middle part which where coloured with PM's and Skaura pens.
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Card 2

To get the stripes on this card I used a ruler and just coloured in the A with a Pm so it did nt look to flat and the stamp was from a docrafts goodie bag.
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card 3

Used the dad stamp again which again was coloured with Pm's
for the stripes on this card I used a man;s shirt stamp from Anita's , got this idea from the lady that did the card with a hippo on it. and yes again Pm's where used.

Just Inspritational Challnege - Week 15 - Flowers

So this is the picture for our mojo to get thinking with over at
Just Inspirational , and of course is lead me to flowers but also to do a mother's day card and I found just the right image for and it even matched quiet a few of the colours from the picture , so happy bunny me . Even more so as the sponsor for the week is a stamp range that I love LOTV who will give the winner a £10 voucher to use on there site.
OK so before I do a big ramble on will get on and show my card.
Goodies used
papers , border strips where all from the Humphrey every day Cd - crafters companion and
So was also the message and the decoupage .
Core'dations cut on the e-craft
brads from my stash.
oh there is also a tiny bit of gold glitter card under the top strip which is from stash.

Just Magnolia - Pink , Pearl and Lace

Feel really bad as I have nt joined in for ages over Just Magnolia , so will do my best to remedy that and take part more often. OK enough about me more of whats going on well they have the theme of pink , pearls and lace , very nice theme to I think and they also have a great prize up for grabs from Letraset and this is the great prize.

So on to my card and the goodies used.

Papers are from - a docrafts goodie bag , and so is the vellum behind the mat of Tilda which was cut on the GC , Tilda with wings was coloured in with Promarkers and Skaura .
Lace in the corners is from stash , sorry the picture doesn't show it to well promise its there.
large pearls are from 1craft1 and the tiny ones are from wild orchids crafts and the flower is from the works.

Winter Wonderland - No Rectangle or Sqaure = a Oval for me

So its a shape theme over at Winter Wonderland but not squares or rectangles allowed , so I went for a oval shape instead .
We have a treat this week as we have two sponsors who are
Crimson Cloud who will give the winner this fab stamp

And the 2nd sponsor is Sassy Studio who will give the winner 4 digi stamps.

Good prizes eh. OK so time to show my card.

Items used
GC to cut the large scalloped oval , and also the scalloped circles
Paper is from the Humphrey Cd - crafters companion and so is the decoupage which is from the Xmas range.
peel offs are from my stash.
Oh nearly forgot used the crafters companion spray and shine on the decoupage.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Felt bag

So this is my version of the little flet bag we were making Wednesday night at my art and craft club .
We drew round a template , then stitched it all togther where I come up with my own sticth now kowen as the shabby chic pver sticth lol.

the flower my friend let me have as I forgot we need a emblishment and the beads where part of the kit.
Its going to be a gift for my friends little girl which I ll fill with litttle bits and bobs , like choclate lol.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

CC Monthly challenge - anything goes

So for the 2nd challenge of the year over at CC Monthly Challenge its a anything goes theme and as I seem to be loving fairies at the moment I thought what better than the flower fairies, osssp nearly started on a ramble there and had nt mentioned that the wonderful Sara will give the winner £30 voucher to use on her site.

Items used
Well those of you who know me well will know just how much I love Elmo - ecraft and core'dations so of course that had to be used and also the flower fairies Cd and decoupage , butterfly and message are the fiarylopis kit all from crafters companion.
card candi is from Joanna Sheen.
Peel off border my stash.

Crafty Creations Challenge - Swirly , Wirly

So its all swirls and wirls over at Crafty Creations Challenge and the sponsor for the week is Hope Jacare who dose lovely digi images.

items used
chipboard swirl - Tim Holtz inked with his dabbers lemon and orange.
stamp - little Claire's coloured with promarkers and sakura.

Wild Orchid Challenge - LOVE IS

Well all the blogs seems to be all loved up with their themes and Wild Orchid Challenge is no different as their theme is called LOVE IS , and love to me is hearts so that's what ended up on my card and of course lots of wild orchids goodies who are also offering this fab prize to the winner.
On to my card and the lovely goodies

goodies used
lace coloured with Tim Holtz walnut stain and brown promarker as I wanted a shabby chic look to it , flowers and dollies all from wild orchids crafts.
Kraft core'dations -crafters companion which I embossed , sanded and inked again with Tim Holtz distress ink
And a middle part of dollie for the flowers to sit behind and on top where glued with my hot glue gun.
Pink dotty core'dations - hobbycraft , sanded .
I have also done some close up pictures to show of the flowers and dollies as well as the embossing.
Sorry that I don't mention the size of the flowers I am so naughty of getting rid of the packing that I forget to keep a note of the numbers to blog .