Monday 28 February 2011

Sketch N Stash DT Card Challenge #56

Hi everyone,
I'm back with my DT card for the new challenge at Sketch N Stash. The sketch this week has been designed by the lovely Lizzy and was another fabulous layout!

This fortnight we're lucky enough to be sponsored by the gorgeous Pink Gem Designs who are offering one lucky person the chance to win download digi papers for both baby boys and girls, take a look on the challenge blog for more details.
I've used their adorable 'Cool Dude Frog' I just toad-ally fell in love with him.....
.....sorry, I just couldn't resist, I'll go and sit on the naughty step now!!

Card Details:
* Image - Pink Gem Designs 'Cool Dude Frog'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - K & Co, Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
* Punch - EK Success
* Everything else from my stash

We had a record number of entries for the last challenge and the DT would love it if you could manage to join in with us this fortnight, so why not take a look at the challenge blog and the gorgeous cards the team have made and while you're there don't forget to check who won the Simon Says Stamp and Bunny Zoe prizes from the last challenge.

Wednesday 16 February 2011

V is for Vintage

Hi everyone, today's card is another change from the cuties.
When I first started cardmaking my passion was vintage style cards, especially the Art Deco period and I couldn't understand the fascination with 'cute' at all. Oh, how we change!
Since becoming 'hooked' with cute images, I hardly ever manage to make vintage any more and I do find myself missing it, even more so since fellow DT buddy Daniele joined Sketch n Stash (if you haven't seen her gorgeous vintage cards, do take a look!)
Anyway, long story short, I decided to make a vintage card for a change and luckily, I found that it even fits a few challenges, so here they are:

Raise The Bar - A Valentine card with no pink or red
One Stop Craft Challenge - Love is in the Air
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love
Paper Sundaes - Pick Your Topping (I've used flowers and lace)
The Shabby Tea Room - Keeping Warm (colour inspiration)

I really enjoyed this, in fact I think you can expect to see lots more vintage style cards in the future (as well as the cuties, not instead of) I hope you like it too?

Tuesday 15 February 2011

Wee Stamps!

Hi everyone, just popped in to give you the 'heads up' on a new line of digi stamps just released.
They are called Wee Stamps and these adorable creations are the brainchild of children's illustrator Sylvia Zet.
Pop over to her blog HERE to learn more


Naughty....but nice!

Hi everyone, my card today fits some of the 'Valentine' challenges out there in challenge blogland.
I thought I'd have a change from the cute images I've been using, to a slightly naughtier one. I'm sure this is one that the men in our lives might enjoy a little more than teddies lol!
In case you weren't aware, I actually modelled for this and I think KennyK managed to catch the 'real me' perfectly (yeah, in my dreams!!!)
Regardless, I'm entering this into the following challenges:
KennyK's Challenge -  Circles
Cute Card Thursday - Hearts and Flowers
Do It With Digis - Valentines
Papertake Weekly - Putting On The Glitz
Cupcake Crafts - I (heart) You
DH and I don't really 'do' Valentines (and not just because we're a bit long in the tooth now) we never have really, but as I'd made this for the challenges I thought I'd give it to him for the special day. My logic is that because I remembered and he didn't, he now owes me and I can treat myself to a little 'crafty' something.

Card Details:
* Image - KennyK 'Miss Fortune'
* Colouring medium -  Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania (so old I don't know the range)
* Punch - MS 'Valentine Hearts'
* Everything else from my stash
I also used some black velvet ribbon and liberal amounts of Stickles 'Black Diamond' for added sparkle.  

Monday 14 February 2011

Sketch N Stash DT Card Challenge #55

Hi everyone,
I'm back with my DT card for the new challenge at Sketch N Stash. The sketch this week has been designed by our Jackie and what a brilliant one it was (it actually induced me to use one of my precious ribbon sliders!)
I've used another of my sweet 'Teddy Bo' images from Fairy Doodler, I thought this was an appropriate one for today as it's Valentine's Day.
I'm popping this in to the Teddy Bo Challenge as an extra entry (hope that's allowed!)

This fortnight we are not only being sponsored by our wonderful regular monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp
(who is offering a $15 voucher)

but also by the fabulous Bunny Zoe (whose prize is a £10 gift certificate)
Just check out Nikki's latest goodies HERE

Card Details:
* Image - Teddy Bo 'Tea For Two and Two For Tea'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Jak Heath 'Little Dots' (Iced Blue) and Papermania 'Blueberry Hill'
* Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
* Everything else from my stash

We'd love it if you could manage to join in with us again this fortnight, so pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT cards for some inspiration.
While you're there, check out who was lucky enough to win the KennyK and Meljen prizes from our last challenge......who knows 'It could be You'!!

Friday 11 February 2011

Christmas Love

Hi everyone, well as any regular visitors will know Friday is normally Christmas Card Challenge Day for me and today is no exception. In fact, I think I've probably broken my own world record for getting it posted on my blog in the fastest time, everything just seemed to come together today (for a change) and I'm quite pleased with the end result (for another change).
As you can see, I've managed to use yet another of the adorable Teddy Bea images (I promise I'll give them a rest for a while now) This one is called 'Sweet Little Angel' and I think she certainly looks the part.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - The sketch, plus 'C is for Clean and Simple'
Bah! Humbug! - 'Doilies'
Jingle Belles - 'No Red, She Said'
Winter Wonderland - 'To The One I Love'

Card Details:
* Image - Teddy Bea 'Sweet Little Angel'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Hot Off The Press
* Everything else from my stash
The gold coloured doily was part of a free gift with a vintage christmas card magazine a couple of years ago,  it's the first time I've used one and I do quite like it used like this. The peel-off sentiment was part of a Daisy and Dandelion set and I also used liberal amounts of Stickles 'Star Dust' to add lots of sparkle to the image.

A nice and easy card, just how I like 'em!

Wednesday 9 February 2011

In The Pink

Hi everyone, I didn't post my second card yesterday after all, I thought TWO Teddy cards in one day was a bit much so I saved it for today!
This is the adorable Teddy Bea again and this time she's on her swing, I think she's waiting for the love of her life, Teddy Bo to turn up.
I started off by using the CLP sketch until I managed to put my borders on the wrong part of the card so it doesn't fit with that now. Still, I think it matches a few challenges and they are:
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Let's see some love
Digital Tuesday - From The Heart
Passion for Promarkers - Let There Be Love
The Teddy Bo Challenge - In the Pink
I went for a delicate, summery look on this, I think I spoiled it with the dark shadow but I didn't have the energy to start again.

 Card Details:
* Image -  Fairy Doodler 'Bea Swing'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Pink Petticoat 'Vintage Rose'
* Everything else from my stash

When I popped over to FairyDoodler today I saw they had some new teddy images, I resisted but I don't know how long I can hold out for!

Saturday 5 February 2011

Reach For The Stars

Hi everyone, I'm back as promised, with yet another Christmas card.
This one matches the criteria for a few challenges so here goes:
 Winter Wonderland - their theme is 'Reach for the stars'
 Totally Papercrafts -  where the theme is 'Friendship'
Stamp Something - are asking us to 'Use a digi'
Fairy Tale Challenge - who want 'Snow and Ice'

Card Details:
* Image - Mo Manning 'A Thousand Stars'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania 'Love Jesse Edwards'
* Punch - MS 'Garden Trellis' and 'Double Loops' corner punch
* Everything else from my stash

I actually got to use one of my chipboard shapes for this, I've had them years and this is the first time I've taken one out of the box! I used Tippex to whiten my star (I didn't have any paints, must remedy that) and then lots of 'Star Dust' Stickles for sparkle.

Friday 4 February 2011

Buttons and Bows

 Hi everyone, me again and this time with another Christmas card. Oh I'm going to be so happy come Christmas and I've got loads of cards already made!
This one is for two challenges, the first being Bah! Humbug! where they are asking for 'buttons and bows' well I've only used one of each so I hope that counts.
The second challenge is Jingle Belles where the theme is 'Baby, it's cold outside' and they want to see scarves, mittens etc. I can see 3 pairs of mittens and 2 scarves on this, so that should be OK.

Card Details:
* Image - Karen's Doodles 'First Snowfall'
* Sentiment - Woodware 'Circular Greetings'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - DCWV 'Rose Tinted Christmas'
* Punch - EK Success 'Photo Corners'
* Everything else from my stash

I'm about half way through another card for some more Christmas challenges, just waiting for the glitter to dry, so I may be back tomorrow (if it all goes well)

Thursday 3 February 2011

Adorable 'Love'

Hi everyone, I'm back again today with another card. I'm so in love with these gorgeous images that I just can't stop making cards with them.
This card is for this week's Sugar Bowl challenge which is the gorgeous sketch shown above with the optional extra theme of 'Love' well, I hope the fact that I 'love' these cuties counts!
The colours haven't come out very well on the scanner, but she is mainly coloured with vanilla, pale pink and caramel.

Card Details:
* Image - Sugar Nellie 'Grace'
* Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania 'Exquisite'
* Punch - EK Success 'Wave Flourish'
* Everything else from my stash

I'm still enjoying joining in with all the challenges, but my card box is getting so full that I'm trying to cut down the number I make. I just don't know what I'm going to do with them all lolol!

Wednesday 2 February 2011

An Oldie but Goldie!

Hi everyone, today's card fits a few of the christmas card challenges.
I'm so pleased that I'm (just about) managing to keep up with these, I'm sure I'll really appreciate it come the end of the year when, for once, I won't be tearing my hair out trying to get all my christmas cards made. At least, that's the plan!

This card was made for the following challenges:
Bah! Humbug! whose theme is 'An oldie but a goldie' using craft stuff you haven't used for a while. This sums up my christmas tree which was part of a QVC TSV a couple of years ago.
Winter Wonderland 'My Sentiments Exactly' where they are asking you to use a sentiment as your focal point on your card or creation. I've used a sentiment from the Daisy and Dandelion christmas stamp set and mounted it on my new Die-namics die cut.
Jingle Belles where the theme is to follow this sketch

 Card Details:
* Papers - Dovecraft 'Winter Wonderland'
* Punch - MS 'Doily Lace'
* Die Cut - My Favourite Things Die-namics 'Polka Dot Greetings Die & Stamp Set'
* Everything else from my stash

I used lots of Stickles Star Dust on this card together with a very sparkly ribbon, unfortunately it doesn't show up very well on the scan.

Thank you to all of you who have been leaving such lovely comments, It's been a joy reading each and every one of them.