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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Elly with a sketch

Omg what a wet bank holiday that was so what better than to do some crafting and also thought was a good idea to catch up on some blogging so here I am playing along with
Sketch Saturday

And the sponsor for this time is 2 cute ink who will let the winner chose two images of their choice

Goodies used
Docrafts for the paper , message and mirri card
Spellbinder die
Joanna Sheen - card candi
Image - from wild rose studio - coloured with Pm from my stash and spectrum pencils from Crafter's Companion

Playing with a simple sketch

So its a bit of a change from
Less Is More with a sketch as they don't do them often but remember that clean space

So here are my 2 cards - sorry 3 cards as really enjoyed using this sketch

Yes still topping up on male cards - for this one I did a one layer
I used a spellbinder die to draw round and then used a docrafts stamp coloured with spectrum pencils from crafters companion and the pens are from Tim Holtz

Goodies on this one
Crafter's Companion - card base
My stash for the message and topper which is old Xmas card
Paper mill for brown card
Spellbinder die
Joanna Sheen - card candi - which is coloured with a promarker

Finally this one
Crafter's Companion for the yellow and purple card and star embossing folder oh and tag die
My stash for the peel off border stickers and bling
Stampin up for the boots and message which I coloured with Pm's

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Anything goes Xmas

So Winter are running there theme for nearly a month as some of their Dt are on Holidays and they have given the theme of anything goes and its also means ton's of sponsors so just going to get on with it and try not to ramble on to much so the 1st sponsor is

Crafts U Love with a £10 voucher
Crafty Sentiments with a £10 voucher
Delicious Doodles with 4 digi images
Stamp and Create who will give a voucher
Marianne Design with a lovely prize
Click it 4 Crafts who have a $35 voucher

Ok so here is what I have come up with
Goodies used
My stash for the papers and card oh and bling
Crafter's companion for the mulberry wood image and e-craft to cut the stars
The image is coloured with Pm's and spectrum pencils which are from CC

Winter paintbox Decoupage

Yes Its another Xmas card , really must say I seem to be loving doing them more so this year , think its mainly because I know I won't be doing any less minute like last year and yes I am doing this one for
Sketch Saturday  and I best get on to the sponsor as trying to get as much done on the lappy before the dog wants another game of fetch so Bunny Zoe's Crafts will give the lucky winner a £10 voucher
Goodies used
Crafter's Companion  - Vintage Xmas paper pad , snowflake embossing folder and also the decoupage which is from the winter paintbox poppet range
My stash - for the flower
Joanna Sheen - mirri card
Craft Obsessions - prima leaf which is coloured with Tim Holtz distress pens

Animal madness

So its all about animals over at Less Is More  , yay love this theme as I am big animal lover , so managed to come up with 3 cards this time but not sure if the owl one is clean and simple enough .

Items used
Brown card from the papermill which I cut down to be a A6 card . Which I then stamped on to using my stampin up dear stamp and merry Christmas which I embossed with WoW embossing powder.

And this one
I have used a stamp from Crafter's Companion Mulberry wood range coloured with Pm's and spectrum pencils , then to finish off a Tim Holtz distress pen for the faux stitching
And then this is one I don't know if this is clean and simple enough
Used the same brown card from the 1st card and then a la blanche stamp embossed again with wow embossing powder and yes more faux stitching

Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Snowy Xmas

Well I am sure by now seeing one of these it means I have done a card for
Sketch Saturday and it also means a sponsor who is Simon Says Stamp and they will give the lucky winner a $25 voucher

Goodies used
Joanna Sheen - for the mirri card and card base
Docrafts - for the paper and twine
Tim Holtz - Chipboard shape which I put wow embossing powder on to match the colours on the card
Old Xmas card for the image

Lottie - spotty and dotty

Yes its all about spots and dots for us this week from Papertake Weekly Challenge  and they have a lovely sponsor this week who is Whiff Of Joy with this lovely stamp for this weeks lucky winner

Goodies used
Crafter's companion - core'dations , dotty paper and Humphrey everyday decoupage
Red card and message from my stash

One layer Happy Birthday

Yes I am back from my week at Charmouth which was lovely , but did my crafting so here I am with a one layer card for Less Is More and the theme was FOLIAGE
So thought would do for a male birthday card as never have enough of them for sale or my own use , so if these dose nt sell then it can go in my stash

Inks used are Tim Holtz barn door and the green one is a stampin up one sorry can't remember the name
The leaf stamps are from stampin up - lovely as tree
Birthday one is from Antia's

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Lots of Xmas Benunnis

Yay it's another Sketch week from
Papertake Weekly Challenge , so love having a sketch as theme as really do struggle with trying layouts on my cards and find I get stuck in rut so its always nice for me when I see one to play along with. Ok on to the sponsor who is Simon Says Stamp who will give the lucky winner a $25 voucher to use

Goodies used
Crafter's companion - Bebunni papers and also card making kit oh also the stickers from the same range , embossing folder is from their new Vintage Christmas range
Gold Mirri card from JS
Red mirri - Docrafts
Spellbinder scalloped circle die

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Xmas flower with Bebunni

So here I am again with another Xmas card to try and get off my list of making them and I am doing it for
Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for this week is
Sir Stampalot and the winner will get this fab prize of goodies

And this what I have come up with

Goodies used
Crafters'companion - for the Bebunni Xmas papers and stamp which is coloured with PM from my stash but the spectrum pencils are from CC
Joanna Sheen - for the mirri card
My stash for the trim which I got from a local charity shop

LIM - Happy Birthday Chrissie

As its Chrissie Birthday it's a anything goes theme from Less Is More , which I found much harder to think about than a set theme , but got there in the end and managed to come up with 2 cards and yes one is a Xmas card , plus also have loved playing with one of my fave stamp sets from Stampin up - lovely as tree .

Ossp not a good pic sorry
So this one is super simple just stamped straight on to the card which is from crafter's companion and them embossed with some wow embossing powder

This one I did my own background using Tim Holtz ink pads and sprayed some water on it to help it blend more and then some fake stitching round the edge with a Tim Holtz distress pen .

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cards for fun

Well its all about making cards for fun , so anything that makes us happy and as I love Xmas and have lots of Xmas cards to make thought would go with that for
Crafty Creations Challenge . Plus its been so sunny that always adds to happy crafting , just hoping it carries on next week as off to Devon :-)
Ok so on to the sponsor who is from one of the Dt memember  Mary with this fab prize
And this is what I have come up with

Mirri card from docrafts
Tim Holtz waltnut stain ink pad
Crafter's Companion - Vintage Christmas embossing snowflake folder , as well as images ect from the Cd

Monday, 28 July 2014


yes its all about holidays over at Papertake Weekly Challenge and the sponsor this time is Buttons for brains who will give the winner a £10 voucher
Sorry for not writing much don't want to miss the deadline for this blog plus trying to cook Tea and keep the dog quiet as the kids next door love to wind her up.

Sure you did nt want all know that so on to my card and goodies used
Goodies used
cards stock from my stash
Pearl from Joanna Sheen coloured with a pm
Stamp is from stampin up which I coloured with Pm's and some spectrum pencils from Crafter's companion

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

P is for Pearls

Ok last one for today as its getting hot and plus need to think of something to eat , mind you don't fancy much with it be lovely and sunny so could just do a simple bacon sandwich , ok I am sure you don't all want to hear what I am having for my evening meal , so on the final blog of my postings today which is for The ABC Challenge who have the theme of Pearls for the letter P.
Oh there are 2 sponsors this week who are
The paper shelter who will give one winner a $20 voucher
and the other one is
Bunny Zoe and they will give the other winner a £10 voucher

I went with a very simple card so not much goodies on it , the pearls are from my stash and the rest is from Crafter's companion Vintage xmas range of embossing folders which is all done on core'dations

A Blue Xmas

Yep a 2nd blog from me today , trying to get as much done as possiable before my mum brings my furry baby back , as normally I am doing this with her trying to help lol
So I am here this time with Winter Wonderland who have the theme of using blue on our Xmas cards yay as love blue so went a bit mad with different shades of it lol.
Ok so on to this week sponsors who are
The paper Shelter and they will give one winner a $20 voucher

And the other one is
Digital Delights who will give the other winner a $5 voucher

Goodies used
Card , ribbon and pearls from my stash
Crafter's companion - for the embossing folders and message which are from their Vintage Christmas range , oh also the tag die is from them .

Vintage Xmas Sketch

Hello all ,boy what a hot week its turning into again which always makes my mojo go over on a wonder so I am grateful to
Cathy at Sketch Saturday for doing this sketch to help my mojo out , oh also the sponsor for this week is A Day For Daises who will give the winner a $12 voucher

Goodies used
Crafter's Companion - for the papers , message and paper flowers oh embossing folders which is all from their Vintage Christmas range .
Also used a spellbinder die and some Tim Holtz ink pads

Monday, 21 July 2014

Rubber Ducky

Well the theme this time from Less Is More is singing in the rain , I did nt have any rain images well I do have one but its a digi one and my printer is playing silly so and so's . So went with a image of baby on a rubber ducky in water so hope that is ok for the theme . Plus thought be brave and do it as one layer even though its not a one layer week lol.

Goodies used
Stamp from Lili of the Valley , which I coloured with Pm's from my stash and some Spectrum pencils from Crafter's companion

Monday, 14 July 2014

Adpat a fingerprint

Well this is something I have nt done since I was a kid finger painting but in a different way of adapting it into something , keeping it one layer and clean and simple for Less Is More .
And I managed to come up with 2 cards as loved it so much and still have the ink on my thumb thankfully don't have any where important to be as work is used to seeing me now with ink , pen or paint on my hands lol.

This one uses peeled paint ink pad from Tim Holtz , and brown Tim Holtz pen to add the truck of my tree and a red pm to add holly berries on it and finally a peel off from my stash

This one I tried to make it look was butterflies
So used two ink pads this time peacock and spun sugar and added a stampin up butterfly stamp on top

Three of Three

Morning all
Well blogger keeps playing silly games with me so hoping this post goes ok as the last one froze and then vanished , think its the shock of it been another hot day in Dorset and soon as my blogging is done plan to go and read a book in the garden .
So on to who's blog I am playing with which is Winter Wonderland and the theme from them is 3 of 3 so 3 images , bows , paper ect
And now on to the sponsors who are
Wild Rose Studio and the will give one winner 3 stamps of the winner's choice and the other sponsor is Sunflower field and the winner of the prize will get one stamp of their choice

So my cards is mainly used up of Bebunni xmas Cd from Crafter's companion and some twine and peel off stick from my stash
My 3's are 3 paper buttons - 3 bits of twine and 3 robins in the image

Stars and Stripes

Sorry for all the Christmas cards I am posting at the moment , but the next few months that's pretty much all I'll be doing so thought best say my sorry now for anyone that think's its to early or hates Xmas . I am one of those which loves it and making things for it .
Well now that is out the way on to the theme from Papertake Weekly Challenge which is Stars and Stripes , oh and the sponsor for them is Whiff Of Joy who will give the lucky winner this stamp

And this is what I have come up with
Goodies used
Stripe card is from the packaging of my Bebunni goodies
Crafter's Companion - star paper , coredations , stamp message and also Bebunni Xmas stamp which is coloured with PM's from my stash and spectrum pencils also from CC
Some bling from Docrafts

Morehead doggie - Sketch

Yes I am back with a card for Sketch Saturday and this thought would do a Xmas card as have so many to do for the new charity shop I work for , and also getting stock up for selling.
So here is the sketch I have played with this week
And the sponsor for them this time is Simon Says Stamp who will give the lucky winner a $25 voucher

Goodies used
The papermill - for the red card base
Docrafts - papers and mirri card
Spellbinder dies for the mat for the decoupage which is a Morehead one from Crafter's companion
Peel off sticker from my stash
flower from WOC which I coloured with ink pad

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Bebunni Spots and stripes

Yes its lots of spots and stripes or in my case when I banged my head in the camper van stars , so have had a bit of a funny head since Sunday , mind some people that know me would say I am always funny better than grumpy , right stop nattering Nicky and get on with this post which is for Winter Wonderland and the sponsor for them this time is Oyster Stamps who will give the winner a £10 voucher

Goodies used
The papermill - for the card base
My stash for the paper and green card
Fantastic ribbon - yes for the ribbon lol
Crafter's companion - for the stamp and message - stamp is coloured with spectrum pencils oh and PM's from my stash and same for the glitter glue

simple earth tones

Yes its a colour theme from Less Is More and its all about earth tones , which at 1st thought was just browns but when I looked at the makes from the DT it made me notice no it can be reds and greens .
So I manged to get two cards done and here they are

This one is using scrap bits of paper from my stash , and Crafter's companion label die for the message which is a peel of from docrafts and of course some brads that I have had for yonks, think they might also be from Docrafts

this one is very simple some card from the papermill for the mat and then a Tim Holtz blue print stamp coloured with his inks in brown and red on the baubles and yet again another peel off

Hamsters at Xmas sketch

Yes I am back with
Sketch Saturday and this time went with a Xmas card , so won't dewl on that as know some of you think its to early so will get on with this week's sponsor who is Ladybug Crafts who will give the winner 5 digis
Goodies used
Papers from docrafts
ribbon  and buttons- fantastic ribbon
Decoupage - Joanna  Sheen

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Christmas Dinner

Yes its all about Xmas food , something hard to think of as its another lovely hot day in Dorset .
So if you fancy getting another Xmas card off your list then pop on over to Winter Wonderland and the sponsor for them this time is Wild Orchid Crafts who will give the winner a £10 voucher

Goodies used
Crafter's companion for the papers which are the Bebunni Xmas range
Joanna Sheen for the decoupage and message

Recyling in a simple way

Well what a week I have had been so busy but can't really think with what lol , but at least my back is back to normal and have been able to go on proper walks with my furry baby .
But mustn't ramble as still more blogging to be done and also the dog is starting to say its getting near her tea time , so on to the theme over at Less Is More  which is recycling . So for me that meant using up card scraps and some bits left from kits or goodie bags.

And I managed to come up with 2 cards

Yes a Xmas one sorry
To make this one I used some card scraps and stamps from stampin as well as the dies that match them , and some wow embossing powder oh and some pearls from my stash plus twine which was left over from a card kit

And this one has used old tags off some clothes covered in paper from my stash and some wooden shapes that I had given to me coloured with Tim Holtz pens , ribbon and message yet again from my stash

Ribbon bunny sketch

Oh my these weeks are sure going quickly and here I am playing with a sketch by Cathy for
Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for this week is
All Dressed up who will give the winner 2 digi images

Goodies used
Papers from a Tilda
My stash for the flower and brad
Bugaboo - for the image which is coloured with Pm's from stash and a grey spectrum pencil from CC

O is for Orange

Yes I am back this time with the letter O for Orange over at The ABC Challenge and with the heat from today it sure has been a day for drink orange juice with lots of ice for me .
And the sponsor for this time is Stamp and Create who will give the lucky winner a $25 voucher

Goodies used
Crafter's companion - black centura card , core'dations
My stash for the buttons
Joanna Sheen - mirri card and topper which came from a Cd