Monday 31 January 2011

Sketch n Stash DT cards Challenge #54

Hi everyone, well here we are again for this fortnight's Sketch n Stash challenge!
The sketch this time is by our lovely Vicky, I really enjoyed using it and hope that you will too.
We have 2 wonderful sponsors for this challenge.
The first is Meljen Designs and the prize is 4 digis of the winner's choice. All of these fabulous digis are now available from Whimsy Stamps, so why not pop over and take a look? .
Our second sponsor is the wonderful KennyK who are sponsoring us for the first time and we all hope it won't be the last. Their prize is a wonderful 'Sweetheart package' of their 8 L-O-V-E digis, Decoupage sheets plus 2 rubber stamps!
Meljen Designs Card Details:
* Image - Meljen Designs 'Tutu Sweet'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers -Joanna Sheen and K & Co.
* Everything else from my stash
For the Meljen card I decided to use the 'Tutu Sweet' image and make a very girly card (just my cup of tea!)
KennyK Card Details:
* Image - KennyK 'Troublemaker'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers -Papermania and My Mind's Eye
* Everything else from my stash
My KennyK card uses the gorgeous Troublemaker image, perfect for a teenager.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and check out the other DT cards and also see who was lucky enough to win the prizes from Pollycraft and Just Some Lines (our fabulous sponsors for Challenge 53)
I hope you'll manage to join in the fun with us again this time.

Saturday 29 January 2011

Adorable Monochrome

Hi everyone, I'm quite late posting my card today, that's because I couldn't tear myself away from the PC and my blog-hopping. The problem is I keep seeing so much gorgeousness that I have to go window shopping to check it all out (sometimes I do more than window shop!) and by the time I'm finished it seems a bit late to start making cards.
Isn't it strange how sometimes you find yourself being inspired over and over by the same blogs? The one that's been mostly inspiring me lately belongs to a fellow Sketch n Stash DT girlie, Faye
When I visited the other day, I fell in love with her 'Gorjuss Girl' card HERE She had used shades of grey for colouring and I decided I wanted to try colouring one of my cute 'Adorables' like this. When I visited her again this morning I really liked the layout of her latest card, which used the sketch from Sweet Stampin and so I've combined the two.

Card Details:
* Image - Sugar Nellie 'Verity'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - My Minds Eye 'Wild Asparagus'
* Punch - MS 'Vintage Lace'
* Everything else from my stash

I really like the look of this monochrome card, so I'm sure it won't be the last time I make one of these. I hope you like it too.

Thursday 27 January 2011

KennyK Challenge

Hi everyone, my card today is for the KennyK challenge, which is a fabulous sketch by Bev Rochester.
I've only just started using these cutie pies but I love how easy they are to colour and I think they must be the perfect choice for those tricky teen cards.

Card Details:
* Image - KennyK 'Download Diva'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Basic Grey 'Euphoria'
* Everything else from my stash

There are so many gorgeous sketches out there in blog challenge land this week that I may be back with another couple of cards before the week ends.

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Have a Cracker of a Christmas!

Hi everyone, my card today is for the wonderful Bah! Humbug! challenge, whose theme this week is Christmas Crackers.
Guess what? I didn't have anything that related to crackers, so I had to make my own tiny one out of some 'metallic look' paper and tie the ends with dental floss. How's that for ingenuity lolol!

I fully intended to try to join in every one of these challenges this year, but I've already managed to miss Challenge 2 and I've just rushed to complete this one for Challenge 3 before I miss that one as well.
I usually try to get my entry to cover a few of the other christmas challenges too, but they all seemed to be colour challenges this week and unfortunately NOT the colours I chose to use for this.

Card Details:
* Image - Mo Manning 'Monique'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Dovecraft 'Winter Wonderland'
* Punch - MS PATP 'Eyelet Lace'
* Everything else from my stash

Time just seems to be getting away from me at the moment, I really must try to get more done and not just sit at the PC blog-hopping all day!

Thursday 20 January 2011

Around the World

Hi everyone, today's card uses the fabulous sketch from A Gem of a Challenge which I saw and fell in love with on my DT buddy Angie's blog.
I'm also entering this into a few other challenges as well, which are:

Cute Card Thursday - Recipe 1,2,3 (1 punch, 2 ribbons, 3 papers)
Mo's Digital Challenge - Around the World
Do It With Digis - Pink and Girly
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (Punch, Emboss, Ribbon) You can't really see much of the embossing but I cuttlebugged the scalloped circle with my Swiss Dots folder.

Card Details:
* Image - Mo Manning 'Kimono Girl'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Basic Grey 'Euphoria'
* Punch - MS 'Pop-Up Butterfly border'
* Everything else from my stash

I decided to try something different and coloured the circle mat with promarkers to try and make it more pink & girly. This was after I'd already used 'Lipstick Pink' Distress Inks around the edge and was definitely a process I won't be trying again ! lolol!

Hopefully I've finished the sort out of my craft room, it certainly looks more organised now and gave me a bit more space. Until that is, I ordered masses of cardstock from The Papermill last night.
I think the amount of new stuff that will be arriving is going to take up about 3 times more space that I managed to clear.....ah well!

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Monochrome Birthday

Hi everyone, my card is for 2 challenges today, and they are:
Just Magnolia where the theme is 'My Favourite Things' Well my favourite things just have to be my Promarkers, I love them! (I have no idea what this little sweetie is called as she was one of a number of images sent to me by a friend)
Cute Card Thursday and their theme this week is 'Monochrome'
The sketch I used is from The Sugar Bowl and is by Kiki. I loved it, quite simple but very effective. I couldn't enter my card into this challenge though as I didn't use a Sugar Nellie image.

Card Details:
* Image -  one of the adorable Hanglar and Stanglar images
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus'
* Everything else from my stash

I'm having a bit of a sort out of my craft room at the moment, well it's either that or move to a bigger house lol! So if I'm not about for a couple of days you know why.

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Sam's in Trouble Again!

Hi everyone, my card today is being entered into 3 challenges and they are:
Simon Says Stamp - they have a fabulous sketch this week. As you can probably see I flipped it on it's side and I also replaced the flowers and bow with more 'boy friendly' items i.e. photo corners and a little robot that I cut out from the backing papers.
Mo's Digital Pencil - the theme here this week is 'Playtime' and you need to use images of children and their toys. I've used the fabulous 'Sam in Trouble'. I hope Sam's crayons count as toys.
Totally Papercrafts - their theme is 'Happy Birthday' and I'm hoping this card will be appropriate for a boy's birthday card.

Card Details:
* Image - DP2 'Sam in Trouble'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania 'For Him'
* Punch - MS 'Zig Zag' and EK Success 'Photo Corners'
* Everything else from my stash

I hope you like this little cutie, I just adore him with his sweet 'I'm sorry Mummy' expression.

Monday 17 January 2011

Sketch n Stash DT cards - Challenge #53

Hi everyone, it's time for the next Sketch n Stash challenge, how quickly did those 2 weeks go?
What do you think of our new look blog, isn't it gorgeous? It's all thanks to the wonderful Angie for designing our new header and blinkies and of course, our own lovely Lizzy for setting them up.

You certainly made some wonderful cards again for the last challenge, so if you joined in don't forget to see who the winner of the Simon Says Stamp prize was and we'll be selecting our new DT members too.

This week we have another fabby sketch by Jill and we have TWO wonderful sponsors Pollycraft and Just Some Lines, please do check out their shops, you'll be spoilt for choice!
Now as both of these companies create such gorgeous images I decided to make two cards this time, using one image from each company.
 My first card uses Pollycraft's cute 'Jenson' image, doesn't he look like he's having fun on his skateboard?

Card Details:
* Image - Pollycrafts digi 'Jenson'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania 'For Him'
* Punch - MS Double Scallop
* Everything else from my stash
 My second card uses Just Some Lines adorable 'Emo Crystal' image, I think she's such a sweetie!
I tried to go with neutral and earthy tones for this, but I think it was a mistake. Although it is better in real life than this scan, it still looks a bit 'wishy washy' to me!

Card Details:
* Image - Just Some Lines digi 'Emo Crystal'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Joanna Sheen 'Pastel Lace' and DCWV 'Old World'
* Punch - MS Double Scallop
* Everything else from my stash

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and check out the other DT cards, they're fabulous. I hope you can manage to join in with us this fortnight and I'm already looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Saturday 15 January 2011

Tiptoe Fairy

Hi everyone, today's card is very late, but it's been one of those days!
I'm entering my card for the following 2 challenges:
One of my favourite LOTV images is the sweet tiptoe Fairy and she fits the bill at the LOTV challenge this week where the theme is 'Things with Wings'
I've used the gorgeous sketch from CLP, this was a bit of a challenge as I only usually do 'simple' sketches and this one was quite complicated (well for me anyway!)
It's certainly NOT one of the CAS cards I've been making lately, but I do quite like it.
Card Details:
* Image - LOTV 'Tiptoe Fairy'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - K & Co (various collections)
* Punch - MS 'Double Scallop'
* Everything else from my stash

I'm afraid I haven't managed to do any blog hopping today, so I'll have to do double the amount tomorrow to catch up with you all.

Tuesday 11 January 2011


 Hi everyone, my card today uses the second Sugar Nellie digi from Funky Kits.
Her name is Grace, and looking at how beautiful she is it seems the perfect name for her. I did warn you that you'd be seeing the other image very soon didn't I?

It seemed appropriate to enter this for The Sugar Bowl challenge, which this week is a sketch (and a very nice one to use too) and the optional extra of embossing (I used my 'swiss dots' folder through the cuttlebug)

Card Details:
* Image - Sugar Nellie 'Grace'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania 'Rose Garden & 'Blueberry Hill'
* Punch - MS 'Valentine Heart'
* Everything else from my stash

I've managed to do some blog hopping over the last couple of days too, so I'm catching up with my favourite blogs and all their inspiring creations (maybe that's why I can't stop crafting at the moment!) Anyway, if I haven't already caught up with you, you should be seeing me very soon lol!

Monday 10 January 2011


Hi everyone, today's card is for a couple of challenges that I've been wanting to join in with, but never quite managed until hoorah!

I've used the sketch from today's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and I'm also entering my card into today's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges which is 'Something New'.
My 'new' item is this beautiful digi image. As soon I saw her I absolutely fell in love and I also had to buy another gorgeous one at the same time, which I'm sure you'll be seeing in the next couple of days lol!

Card Details:
* Image - Sugar Nellie 'Verity'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Hot off the Press, Papermania 'Rose Garden & 'Blueberry Hill'
* Punch - MS Valentine punch & MS large Butterfly punch
* Everything else from my stash

I'm thoroughly enjoying myself crafting and entering challenges at the moment. I spent hours yesterday colouring (my favourite pastime!) now I need to get all my coloured images made into some cards, so it looks like there will be lots more challenges being entered yet lol!

Sunday 9 January 2011

Once Upon A Time

Hi everyone, my card today uses Lena Katrine's wonderful sketch  for this week's Lili of the Valley challenge.

I bought some of these adorable 'cute squares' ages ago, but forgot all about them until a couple of days ago (I know, how could I?) when I came across them while searching for something else.

Card Details:
* Image - Lili of the Valley 'Story Time'
* Papers - Jak Heath  'Iced Blue Dot'
* Punch - MS PATP 'Vintage Lace'
* Everything else from my stash

As you can see, I'm still in my 'less is more' phase but don't worry, I don't think it'll last much longer as I've been thinking how much prettier this might look with little pearls added. lol!

Saturday 8 January 2011

Holly Fairy

Hi everyone, today's card is for three christmas challenges. I'm hoping to join in with these on a regular basis so that I don't have the normal mad rush to get cards made at the end of the year.

I'm entering this adorable fairy into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug where the theme is 'Holly and Fairies'
ABC Xmas which this week is 'A for Anything'
Winter Wonderland and their theme is 'Let's go Dotty'

Card Details:
* Image - Mo Manning's Holly Fairy
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Hot off the Press
* Everything else from my stash

I'm trying to put less embellishments on the christmas cards due to the postage costs. My cards always seem to have to go as 'large mail' so clean and simple is definitely going to be the order of the day for this year!

Friday 7 January 2011

A Retro card

Hi everyone, my card today uses another gorgeous image from Mo Manning and I'm entering it for this week's DP2 challenge which is 'Going Retro'. Hopefully this sweet  little boy and his best friend will fit the bill.

Card Details:
* Image - Mo Manning's 'Out There' from DP2
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus'
* Punch - MS Garden Trellis
* Everything else from my stash

I've just noticed that Bah Humbug is back today, so hopefully I'll manange to get a card done for that. The plan is to join in with this, and some of the other christmas challenges, each week this know what they say about the best laid plans lol!!

Thursday 6 January 2011

New Beginnings

Hi everyone,
Today's card covers three challenges:
the first used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious (although I did not use the optional extra)
the second is Simon Says Stamp where the theme is 'New Beginnings'
the third is Creative Card Crew which is also asking for 'New Beginnings'

Card Details:
* Image - Panduro
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers -  Hot Off The Press 'Blue Lace Collage' and Raspberry Road 'My Baby Love - boy'
* Punch -  MS Valentine Heart
* Everything else from my stash

Thank you for visiting and I hope you like my card.

Monday 3 January 2011

Sketch & Stash DT card - Challenge #52

Hi everyone,
I hope you managed to have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and that Santa was kind to you.

Today I'm sharing this fortnight's DT card for Sketch & Stash where we are being sponsored  by Simon Says Stamp
Our sketch this time is by Jill and I really enjoyed using it, don't forget to take a look at the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT, I'm sure they'll inspire you.

Did you all enjoy joining in with our last challenge? your creations were just wonderful and do remember to check out the challenge blog for the winners!

For my card I've used another image from Mo Manning, I absolutely love colouring these, so I really had fun! This delicious looking cookie and frothy coffee look like just the thing to enjoy on your birthday.

Card Details:
* Image - Digital Pencil Too 'Sweet Tooth'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Punch - MS 'Deco Fan'
* Everything else from my stash