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Saturday, 31 March 2012

colours and flowers

Well its something a bit different from Mandi and Chrissie at Less Is More they have given us a picture to get us thinking , have to say what a lovely pic it is .
I went with the colours as well as on card with flowers on it . So here are my cards and the goodies used.
card stock - crafters companion
spellbinder die cut on the GC
message done on the lappy
image is from Anita's which had thank you at the bottom which i stamp off the mat. which was coloured with Pm.s
finally the pearls are from my stash.

ribbon and buttons my stash
sorry not much to say on this one lol

scrap bits of core;dations
sticker from my stash.

basket full

So as you might of guessed from having a picture it means its time to take part with
Just Inspirational Challenge and the sponsor for the week is
Saturated Canary who will give the winner 2 images to chose.
So here is my card and the idea I had for it from the picture , well i went with flowers and the shades of blue and yellow.
And this what I used to make it
digi image from Joanna Sheen , sorry cant remember what Cd it was has had it in my bits and bobs box.
paper also from my scraps .
core'dations , Darice embossing folder lace all from crafters companion the message is also from them their paintbox poppet cd
spellbinders die and cuttlebug.
gems - hobby craft

never to old for cupcake mmmm

Yes its another Saturday which means by this sketch its me playing with

Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for them this week is The Craft Barn.
And as you might of guessed from title my card involves a cupcake.
Items used
DCVW = papers which I cut on the e-craft and also the GC with the large oval scalloped dies.
core'datons and centura card from crafters companion.
buttons are from stash
LOTV image and message - coloured with PM's
Oh and the lace is from the local Charity shop.

Cats with swirls

Well its time to do a swirl and whirl over at Totally Gorjuss .
So the sponsor for the week is Meyer Imports.

So here are my whirly swirly cats and the goodies that went with them
Items used
patterened card , topper and message all from the kanban cats kit
base card is centura pearl and glitter spray from crafters companion oh and also the Darice embossing folder.
the swirls are Tim holtz grung board .

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

BP rocker

Have made my 1st rocker card as well as my 1st card from the Benjamin bunny CD , and all from one bit of card . the CD is from crafters companion and printed out on to smooth card from Joanna Sheen oh and some bling from my stash.


Well its all about the GAME over at Crafty Creations Challenge , so what they wanted to see what either board games or some kind of sport. And I am trying to be good again and use up what I have before buying which I know I won;t stick well its so hard with new goodies coming out all the time lol.
For my card I went with the sports side of theme as could . nt find any board game bits in my stash and plus this got another man's card of the list for me.
Items used
green core'dations - from the brights range at crafters companion
spotty paper - my stash
decoupage and message - from my stash.

Jemima puddle duck

Well its such a lovely day here again , shame I don;t have a garden to sit in so my colouring in , oh well crafting any where is also fun , well I have done my card for the theme of Easter or Spring over at Try It On Tuesday , and I them Jemima can fit into both those theme.
And for this week they have the The Craft barn as the sponsor who will give the winner a £15 voucher.

So her she is and the goodies that helped make her
Items used
well of course you have guessed by now that Jemima features on it which with the core'dations , Darice embossing folder all came from crafters companion , I coloured her with PM's and used the metallic gold round the edge .
the bling is from 1craft1.

Monday, 26 March 2012

flower fiary boxes

had a little play yesterday and finally finished today , had some boxes lying round for ages that used to have some chipbaord in and then all of a sudden I thought I know lets put some flower ffaires on them.
Have used flower fairy decoupage and transfers , oh and some glitter spray from crafters companion , all the other bits are from my stash.
So I hope to sell them in aid of wessex heart beat foundation, if they don;t then they can sit on my window sill .

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Take 3

Well I don't know how Mandi and Chrissie keep doing it with all these ideas so love this weeks theme even though it been done before so hope they do it again , so I guess I best tell you what I am on about well the theme this week for Less Is More is to take 3 challenges from any past weeks themes up till now and use them combined into one card or me keeping with the take 3 theme I did 3 cards.
And your be pleased to see this week no Xmas card .

Card 1
so the themes and weeks for this card are
wk 23 - anything with legs
wk 25 - buttons or ribbon
wk34 - sketch 3
oh and the items used
red card and message from my stash
buttons - fantastic ribbon
image - docrafts - coloured with PM's
card 2
Themes and weeks
Sketch 2 - sorry forgot what week that is naughty me
wk7 masculine
wk9 touch of red
items used
blue core;dations - crafts companion
red card - my bits and bobs box and punched with a punch from hobby craft and the same for the stickers.
card 3
weeks and themes
wk 2 - flower or tree
wk 5 - pastel colours
wk 12 - off centre.
items used
centura pearl card  and pink core'dations from the pastel pack at crafters companion
peel offs and message my stash
topper - from a old birthday card.

Wk 200 - a little xmas - sketch sat

As you might of guessed from the picture its time for Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for them this week is Bugaboo Stamps who will give the winner 7 digi images of their choice , good prize eh.

And as you might of guessed from my title I did a Xmas card with this sketch sorry.
Items used
green paper - DCWV
red and green core;dations - crafts companion
ribbon , message and lace is all from my stash.
Spellbinders large scalloped sqaure and the cuttlebug to cut all the mats
the strips where cut on Elmo - my e-craft
topper is from a old Xmas card.

Totally Gorjuss - spots and stripes

So its all dotty and stripy this week over at Totally Gorjuss , and the sponsor for the week is LOTV.
So of course I had to use one of their supper stamps.

Items used
papers - are from a magazine freebie crafts beautiful
message is from Anita's
purple card - docrafts
e-craft and cuttlebug for the cutting out
pearl - my stash which I coloured with a promaker
and finally the lovely image from LOTV called day dream which I coloured with PM's

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Many folds

So its all about the folds over Just Magnolia , so they wanted to see different folds in our cards something which I don;t do enough of so will have to remedy that as really enjoyed making my card . Look at me I am starting to ramble and I have nt even mentioned the sponsor ain't I naughty .
So the sponsor is Dies to Die for who will give the winner a £10 voucher .

Items used
Huogie board and book 1 to do the folding
card stock - centura pearl from crafters companion
Bp - from my bits and bobs box
message - my stash
flowers - flower fairy card kit - again crafters companion
the pearls are from dunelm bedding shop of all places lol.
and finally Tilda as butterfly coloured with Pm's

Popcorn - wreath

Looks like all the blogs are using pictures fro their themes this week.

And this time its for Winter Wonderland and their sponsor for the week is Pink Gem Designs who will give the winner 4 digi stamps.

So what I got from the picture was the red and green and the wreath.
Items used
stripped paper - docrafts
Xmas Core;dations , and popcorn the bear - all from crafters companion , and I coloured him with Pm's
Osssp naughty me nearly forgot to say I used Elmo to cut the circle and the squares where cut on the GC using grand scalloped square dies spellbinders , yet again all from crafters companion.
card Candi - from Joanna Sheen.

Crafty Creations Challenge - cupcake mmmm yum

So a change this week over at Crafty Creations Challenge they have given us a rather yummy picture for this weeks theme , so could be cakes which I went with or colours from which i also kinda did.
So on to the sponsor for the week who is IN 2 Stamps - sorry silly blogger won't let me link , so hope I can still be allowed to enter.

Items used
BP - from paint box poppets CD , cordations and Darice embossing folder dots oh and the message is from Humphrey everyday CD - all from crafters companion.
stamps where a magazine freebie which I coloured with PM's
and finally the bling is from my stash.


Well its a choice if colours for us this week over at
Just Inspirational Challenge and the sponsor for the week is Stitchy Bears Stamps who will give the winner $10 to use on their site.

For my card I went for the colours from the middle block at the top.
Items used
stripped paper - kanban
core'dations for the mat
message - my stash
card Candi - Joanna Sheen
and the image is from cardmaking and papercraft magazine which I coloured in with PM's

Monday, 19 March 2012

Wild Orchid Challenge - BINGO

So as you might guess from the title and picture that's its bingo week over at
Wild Orchid Challenge which means we get a choice of 3 lovely goodies to use on our work and talking of lovely goodies we have a lovely goodies as the pirze from WOC.
See I said it was lovely goodies , so for my 3 from the bingo I went with GEMS , FLOWERS , RIBBON AND LACE , OK that's 4 lol.

Items used
Core'dations for the base
patterned paper V&A range from docrafts which I cut on Elmo (e-craft )
The decoupage is from the new paintbox poppets range from crafters companion
ribbon and gems from my stash.
And of course the lace and flowers are all from WOC.
Have also taken some close up pictures of the lovely flowers.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Less Is More - masking

So its time to get some masking done with Mandi and Chrissie over at Less Is More . Have nt done this for ages so it was nice to give it a go again so if your like me and have nt tried it for a while or never done come and join us all .

As I like the playing so much I ve done 2 cards this week and yes that means one is a Xmas card sorry just got behind on my Target again so on catch up.

Card 1
Items used
tree stamp from a magazine freebie and same for the message , I did use a green skaura pen for a hint of colour

This one was done with Tim Holtz inks , broken china and red brick.
The stamp is from hero arts I think sorry that part has rubbed off but I know its called Bird and branches. Oh also some pearls from my stash.

Totally Gorjuss - Spring

So its Spring time over at Totally Gorjuss and on to the sposnor who is Heather's Hobbie haven who will give the winner a $10 voucher.

Well as its meant to be Spring thought I would go with fairies and flowers , mind you with how the weather is today its feels more like Autum , the heating has just been turnt up again so looks like another horrid bill again.
OK less of that on to my card and goodies used.
Items used
Core;dations for the base , mat and border which I punched with a MS punch and flower fairy decoupage oh and flowers where all from crafters companion but the pearls are from my stash lol.

Sketch Saturday - week 199 - putty cat

Yep its that time again to get all sketchy with Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for the week is Bunny Zoe Crafts who will give the winner £10 ,

Just noticed that my link code is playing up so sorry for that have tried to sort it but blogger ain't having it . So hope that my entry will still be OK.

Also sorry for the bad picture.
OK so on to the items used .
core'dations cut on the e-craft
patterned paper - DCWV = sweet range.
Ms Border punch
flowers - WOC
buttons my stash and the topper is from a old calender.

Winter Wonderland - Christmas fairy or Angel

So this time over at Winter Wonderland they have given us 2 choices for the theme either a Christmas fairy or a Angel. And the sponsor for the week is Emerald Fairie gardens who will give the winner 3 digi images.

Well for my card i went with the Angel part of the theme , as did nt have anything in my stash so managed to find a free digi image of the net , than god for the net eh lol.
Items used
for the base behind the image is from a old Xmas card and the digi image is from colouring - book - info which I coloured with promakers .

Just Magnolia - GREEN

Well its another colour theme for Just Magnolia but this time they wanted to see green to celebrate st Patrick's day.
And they are spoiling us this week with 2 sponsor who are
Crafty Sentiments Designs who will give the winner a £10 voucher and the other sponsor is
Stamping Scrapping and they will give the winner a $30 voucher .

OK so on to my card I am not a big green person so kept my card simple.
Items used
papers are from my bits and bobs box
ribbon  and message- Anita's
card candi - Joanna Sheen
Tilda in egg , coloured with Promakers

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Just Inspirational Challenge - week 20

So as you might of guessed with having pictures as a theme it means its time to play over at
Just Inspirational Challenge and the sponsor they have for us this week is Sew Many Cards.

So onto my card and what i picked from the pictures for my card , well I went with the shades of the pink and the faded colours from the saint Patrick one .

Items used
Central pal blue card , e-craft , core'dations and paintbox fairy poppet decoupage all from crafters companion .
ribbon is from fantastic ribbon
mirri card - docrafts
patterned Bp - dovecrafts.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

More fushion

Have been playing again with the paint fushion tranfers , this time for gifts for 2 very dear friends of mine , some costers and a box for thier goodies to go in and before anyone says yes I know the box is big for just the coasters but other goodies will be added in later one.

They have all been done with the transfers , white paint , distress inks Tim Holtz , spray and shine .

the start of the playing thw white paint which I have to say I got more on me than the items lol.
And some of the rubbing off which I will say did give me arm ache , maybe it should be a crafters exerise lol.
And the coasters you can tell I am still getting the hang of it as some bits are missing , hence the need for distress ink , but have to say I like the shabby chic look it gives them , hope my friends do to.
And the finished box , this time I inked over the top of the box with different shades of purple ink pads from my stash , one them I know is milled lavender from Tim Holtz - crafters companion.
Green paint is from my stash , then some spray and shine all over to seal it all.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sketch Sarurday - week 198

So this is the sketch for week 198 over at Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for the week is Simon Says Stamp who will give the winner a $25 voucher.

so onto my card and of course the goodies used.
Items used
core'dations - crafters companion
embossing folder and cuttlebug oh and also oval die from spellbinders.
the lace is from the locally Charity shop
message and gems - the range
topper is from docrafts.

Winter Wonderland - Xmas Scene

First of all I want to say thank you to the DT at Winter Wonderland for choosing me as one of the top 3 . have huge smiles here. Ok so now that's out the way on this weeks theme which is a Christmas scene and the sponsor for the week is Squiggle Stamps who will give the winner 2 digi stamps.

Hope this fits the theme OK , I just thought what better then these 2 cuts in the snow .
so items used
Xmas core'dations from crafts companion
message and decoupage is from Joanna Sheen and so it the mirri card
pearls my stash
oh and the Bp is docrafts

Just Inspritional Challenge - the dress

So here the picutre for the week from

Just Inspirational Challenge and the sponsor for the week is The Stamping Boutique - would like to the site but could find it to do it.

The things I took from the picture was the frame work , and the orange dress.
Items used
Dollie for the frame part - my stash
core;dations and Bp - crafters compnaion.
image is from a piece scrap bit of DCWV paper .
gems - yet again my stash.