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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

It is all about about the letter "S"

Yes it's all about the letter "S" so that can be stripes - spots , summer , spring - you get the picture so if you fancy some fun with the letter S then pop on over to Crafty Creations Challenge and the sponsor for them this time is Whiff Of Joy

For a change thought would go with a DL card which is from docrafts
My stash for the paper and mirri card
Joanna Sheen - for the topper which is from a Faye Whittaker
Beaders companion - sead beads

So my "S" are stripes , silver on the mirri card and sead beads oh and a summer image

Kitty cat sketch

So this week's challenge is a sketch from
Papertake Weekly Challenge you could use this one which is 90 or pick another from their blog. I decided to go with the one for this week.
Oh the sponsor for the week is
Simon Says Stamp with a $25.00 voucher

And this is what I have come up with
Best say what goodies I used
1st edition for the patterned paper
Crafter's companion - core'dations , ebosser and craftwell folder
My stash for the card topper which was from a old birthday card , ribbon , message and button
WOC - flower and lace

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Buttons , bows or both

Yes it all about buttons , bows or be greedy like me and have both , so if you love those things then pop on over to Totally Gorjuss
I thought this time would do a clean and simple version
Items used
Joanna Sheen for the card base
Spellbinder oval die
Crafter's companion - ebosser , Toread image which I coloured with Speccie pencils from Cc and then some Pm's from my stash which is also where the ribbon and buttons came from , the twine is from Docrafts.

Simple die cuts

Yes its all about clean and simple die cuts over at Less Is More , punches where allowed if you did have a die cutting machine . I went with the die cuts as I am a very lucky girl to have the ebosser which I have to say I use every time I craft , oh I also need to say sorry for not commenting on many blogs this week but blogger is hating me again , was nt even that happy with me trying to enter on Less is More kept freezing on me , so hope next week it plays better.
Any enough my natter on to my card and goodies used
Crafter's companion for the blue and pink card which is from their pastel centura pack
Joanna Sheen for the frame die
Spellbinders for the butterfly die
Paper , gems and message from my stash

Sketch #311 by Cathy

Yes I am back again playing with a fab sketch from Cathy over at
Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for them this time is
Bugaboo Stamps who will give the winner 7 digi images

And this what I have come up with
Goodies used
Crafter's Companion - beige card stock , spectrum noir pencils
Stampin up - for the papers
Spellbinder die
Crafty Sentiments - for the digi image
Ms border punch
and my stash for the buttons oh and WOC for the twine

Friday, 23 May 2014

Christmas Shopping

Yep its all about shopping but not any shopping , Christmas shopping which I think its one of my fave kinds of shopping as love choosing what to get people or make them .
So if your like me and like any kind of shopping then pop on over to Winter Wonderland and the 2 sponsors for them this time are
Whiff Of Joy and the winner of this prize will get to chose a stamp of their choice
And the other one is
Digital Delights and the winner of their prize will get a $5.00 voucher

Goodies used and who they are from
My stash for the papers
Joanna Sheen - card Candi
Crafter's companion - ebosser for the cutting of the spellbinder dies oh and spectrum nor pencils to highlight the PM's
Fantastic ribbon - you guessed it for the ribbon lol
Woc - hat pins
Lili of the valley for the image

In the mail

Yes it all about mail sorry girls not the male kind lol over at Try It On Tuesday.
At 1st for this theme thought would do a tag with mini postcard or envelope on it then thought nope why not a writing set for one always trying new things out to sell or stocking up on gifts so that just what I did , plus it also used my DL cards up as have lots

So the cards are made with a spellbinder die , ebosser , promarkers to colour the candi , butterfly stamp and punch.
The box is made from cenrtura pearl card and the top part was embossed on the embosser and more of butterflies added to the top of it

Goodies came from
Crafters's companion - card stock , embossing folder and of course the ebosser to do all the work
Papers from my stash and ribbon
Stampin up - butterfly stamp and punch
Joanna Sheen - card candi and PM's

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Oh so Cute

Yes its all about been cute for this week challenge at Papertake Weekly Challenge and must so it was rather hard to make a choice from my craft Cd's as have so many with cute things on but went down the animal route as think most of us will find a baby animal cute.
Right best stop my chatter and get on with the sponsor who is The Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher as the prize

Goodies used
Crafters's Companion - for all the card stock
Joanna Sheen - Cd for the papers and topper
My stash for the message

Scraps , left over and bits and bobs

So its time for us to get on use any leftover , scraps , bits and bobs up for the challenge over at Our Creative Corner and as its there birthday this month they have a mystery prize up for grabs.

I thought I would use up some of my scrap paper to make a box for a bag charm I made also using up some odd beads from crafters companion as they have joined there beading site together

So to make my box , I used the candy wrapper die from Stampin up and some patterned paper from them think its was the circus  one they did , also the butterfly punches are from them , the main part of the box is from scrap card from crafters companion and also used some more for the butterfly and then to finish of a pearl from docrafts goodie bag I got back last summer .

And I have also included the picture of my bag charm .

Monday, 19 May 2014

I love Cricket

Ok I know my title says I love cricket but I don't can cope with it as my brother used to play for Dorset so don't have much choice when he is over if its on the telly then me and mum have to cope lol.
Ok so the reason for a cricket card is that My time to craft are having the them of outdoor sports , so thought it was also a good reason to get a male card done as never seem to have to enough for my own use or selling.

And this is what I have come up with
Goodies used
Crafter's companion - card stock which is from their pastel centura range
Docraft's for the papers and mirri card oh and the topper
My stash for the message and sticker .
I also used spellbinder label die cut on the ebosser

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Lacey mouse

Yes its all about lace this time from Totally Gorjuss 

Lovely theme I always think especially I have some of my grandma's left to me so really like to use it as think of her and know she would like to think its been used for pretty things

Goodies used
Crafters' companion for the base card stock
The papermill for all the blue card
Joanna Sheen - decoupage
My stash for the lace

Simple flowers

Yes I know my title gives it away of this week's theme of flowers from Less Is More and I love flowers so thought would do two cards
Sorry not doing a long post but blogger is starting to play silly bugger with me again earlier on it did nt like me leaving comments now it keeps freezing

So here is card 1
Items used
JS for the card base
Crafter's companion - card stock and Darice border folder

Card 2
Items for this one are
JS - yet again for the card base
Crafter's companion - core'dations card stock
Spellbinder oval die
tattered flowers die from Tim Holtz also inked with his ink
brad from my stash and finally the message from hero arts

# 310 sketch by Alex

Yes I am back again with Sketch Saturday , really missed playing in blog land last week as my silly BT went done again 6th time since September so as you can guess I was not a happy bunny , which brings me on to this week sponsor who is Bunny Zoe's Crafts who will give the winner a £10 voucher

And this is what I have come up with
Items used
Crafter's companion card stock which was from a flower fairy card kit they did , also some flower fairy decoupage , ebosser and folder that came with it
My stash for the flowers

Pretty pastels

So its pretty pastels for this weeks challenge , which seems just right for this lovely weather we are having , have really enjoyed today walking Lexie and chilling in the garden oh of course fitted some crafting in as like to try and do a bit each day.
Well best get on and tell you who's blog this challenge is for well its Papertake Weekly Challenge and the sponsor for them this time is Whiff Of Joy with this fab prize
And now on to my card
Goodies used
Crafter's Companion - card stock and stamp from the angelica and friends stamp range which I coloured with my PM's oh and the message which was the card kit range of the stamp I used
Wow - heart hat pin
JS - card candi which was also coloured with PM's


Yes we are up to the letter L and that's for layers , so if your like me and need to use up some papers then pop in over to ABC Challenge to that and also for a chance to win a prize from 7 kids college fund

Goodies used
Stampin up - the backing papers
Crafter's companion - card for the mattering and layering and also the morehead decoupage
Wild rose studio for the message

Friday, 16 May 2014


Yes its a recipe challenge for us this time from Crafty Creations Challenge and that was to use all of these or at least 2 , I went with 3 of them as could not do the die part as silly me have jammed my plates in my ebosser so waiting of my dad to give it a wallop for me .
Anyway on this fortnights sponsor who is san's Designs

Nearly forgot to say which 3 I went for , well purple , flowers and ribbon
Now on to the goodies I used
Joanna Sheen - card base - love her card sizes for cards especially the 8 x 8
Docrafts - card and ribbon
MS - corner punch
Stampin up - for the stamps and coloured with Pm's from my stash oh I also used there butterfly punch and stamp
Woc - lace flowers

Holly or Ivy or even both

Hi all
Wow what lovely weather we are having at the moment , makes it odd to be doing Christmas when its warm and sunny . But then again I do love Xmas so not to much of chore to be making my own cards as least it save me last minute rushing round , but won't be long before I need to think of getting stock up for selling.
Any way enough of my natter on to the blog and theme I am playing with
Winter Wonderland and they have the theme of holly and ivy or just one of them , I went with the holly side of it and the sponsors for this week yes that right 2 sponsors
Crafty Ribbons who will give one winner a £10 voucher
Crafty Sentiments who will give the other winner 3 digi images

And this is what I have come up with and of course the goodies I used
Joanna Sheen - for the card base
Docrafts - dotty paper and mirri card
1st Edition - for the red and green papers
Woc - lace and pearls
My stash for the topper which is a old Xmas card

Friday, 9 May 2014

Anything goes

Yay its my 1st time to  join in playing over at Papertake weekly challenge and they have a theme I love which is anything goes , so thought would use it to build up my male card stash as its getting low again and also the chance to use some bits and bobs up.
Plus they have one of my fave sites as this weeks sponsor who is Lili of the valley who will give the winner a £10 voucher

So to make my card I used some blue card from my stash cut to 6x6 and then added a mat of centura pearl card from CC which was I cut to 5 and half by 5 and half , some paper from this months freebie over at CC and think that was cut to 4 x 4 , the stamp is also from them which is from the Toread range and coloured with a mix of Tim Holtz distress inks and finally some card candi and message from my stash , yes I have a lot of stash lol hence why trying hard to use it before getting anything new.

Not square

Well its all about not been square over at Just Inspirational Challenge and have to say it was a nice change to do a different shape card and thought would go with a scalloped oval as its one of my fave dies , any way before I go off and ramble best say who the sponsors are for this week
Beansie Doodles and Emma Canning's

To make my card I used my scalloped oval die for the red and black mat and then another type of scalloped oval which has little cut outs in it both from spellbinder , sorry I don't know there proper names as I am not very good at keeping packaging , then cut a butterfly out on some glitter paper from docrafts and also added some bling from bo bunny

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

All in the Xmas bow

Yes its all about bows so a nice easy theme there as I am sure most of us add a box on our cards , I know I do use ribbon a lot and 9 times out of 10 will add a box so really like the fact that Winter Wonderland have given it as a theme this week .
Oh the sponsor for this week is Oyster Stamps and they will give the lucky winner a £10 voucher

To make my card
I used yes again a 5x7 card from JS , seems to be my fave size of card at the moment , I also thought would keep my card clean and simple as like to have a mix of cards to send out , the other items used is ribbon from my stash , spellbinder label die for the mat for my stamp which is from Wild rose studio which I coloured with a mix of normal Pm's and a gold metallic for the stars and to finish off with peel off sticker from hobby craft.

Sketch by Jen

Yes its me playing with
Sketch Saturday again and this time Jen came up with this lovely sketch and they also have a lovely sponsor who is Whimsy stamps who will give the lucky winner a $15.00 voucher

And this is what I have come up with
Goodies used
I used a 5x7 card for my base from JS and cover that with some core'adtions from Hobby craft oh and I used a rounder corner punch which is a x-cut one think mine came from hobby craft , have to say I am starting to round off more of my cards as like the soft finish it gives . I then added some trim from my stash , added some stamped flowers on scrap paper the stamp is a stampin up set and also used the punch to match that set sorry can't remember the name of it and then to finish off a message from docrafts which I coloured with a Pm to match the core'adtions

Monday, 5 May 2014

3 colours or 3 shades of one colour

Well its week 170 over at Less Is More which means a colour theme well 3 in fact - which could be 3 different colours or 3 colours in the shade
I went with 3 different colours as never good with getting shades right and this is what I have come up with

Items I have used
for my base I have used 5x7 card from JS , then some mirri card from my stash to mat my image on which is from SU lovely as a tree which I coloured with Tim Holtz distress pen walnut stain , spun sugar and broken china and then added the leaf stamp from the same set in the corner .

Purple and Green with flower fairy

Well another blog seems to have the idea of the theme of things with wings and me been me just had to go to my flower fairy stash , mainly as they been a bit neglected .
So if your like me and thought fairies for this theme then pop over to Totally Gorjuss and the sponsor for them this time is The ribbon girl

Goodies used
Crafter's companion for the card base which is from the fairy card kit they did ages ago and the flower fairy decoupage
My stash for the card and ribbon
MS border punch

K is for keep it simple

Well as you might of guessed it the letter K for this weeks challenge over at you guessed it The ABC Challenge and the sponsor for them is Oak Pond Creations who will give the winner 3 digi images

I have very simple indeed as still trying heard to get my topper and card scraps used up before buying new goodies well card making goodies that is , as I also like many other kind of crafts so allowing my self treats on those lol .

Like I said very simple
Card is from my scrap draws - but think it came from the paper mill
topper is a old birthday card .