Sunday, 29 June 2014

Exciting News!

I've been sitting on this for weeks! And oh, how the heck I managed that I do not know! But finally, finally I can tell you all... I'm joining the wonderful Delightful Challenges DT Team!

Delightful Challenges, is the challenge blog, for the absolutely fantastic Digital Delights but loobyloo! (Digital Delights Blog!) and I'm so excited to be part of this brilliant design team and work with these amazing images.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Happy Birthday Mum (and a note...)

Before I show you the card I've made today... I have some exciting news! But... I'm not going to tell you. It's killing me not too, really! I've been sitting on this for weeks - and let me tell you I just don't have that much patience! But I've kept it this long, so I'm going to keep my trap shut for just a few days more... however... if you come back on Sunday, I promise to share!

Until then, I hope you like my newest card!

My Grandmother turns 93 tomorrow and this is the card my Mum asked me to make for her.

I used papers from First Edition (j'adore paper pack) layered on dark blue card and paired it with this gorgeous poppies image from Aurora Wings and a computer generated sentiment (font: callie hand). I coloured the poppies with my promarkers (lipstick red, berry red, poppy red, slate, pear green and marsh green). I kept the embellishment light, with a punched butterfly and a few pearls.

I'm submitting this to:

- Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge (June) - Anything Goes
- Bunny Zoe's Crafts (June Challenge) - Layers
- Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


Gosh I've been busy lately. I was away for the weekend a couple of weeks ago and ever since I feel like I've hardly had a minute! This is only the second card I've managed since I got home! But thankfully, I think things are quietening down a bit now, so hopefully I'll have a little more crafty time.

Today's card, comes from my over zealous use of Papermania's happy days paper pack - *lots* of scraps left over! I lightly distressed the edges of the paper, added a sentiment from crafters companion and embellished with a button, some twine and gems.

I'm submitting this too:
- Retro Sketches #119 - Sketch
- Crafting When We Can #71 - Left Overs (use scraps only)
- Craft Your Passion #218 - Use 3 or more embellishments
- Creative Inspirations #270 - Tie It Up (include a bow on your creation)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

I Hope Your Birthday Goes Swimmingly

I was so excited by this weeks Passion for ProMarkers challenge - mythical creatures are some of my favourite things! This lovely mermaid is a pollycraft digi and I've coloured her of course with my ProMarkers! The papers are from papermania and layered on brown card. The sentiment is computer generated and I embellished with (surprise surprise, lol) a few gems.

I'm submitting this for:
- Passion for ProMarkers #250 - Mythical Creatures
- I Love ProMarkers #222 - Digi Does It
- The Pink Elephant # 253 - The Colour Orange

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ewe Rock!

Oh the trouble I had with this card, I started it yesterday and ended up finishing it this morning because I was slowly losing my mind, as it wasn't doing what I wanted it too! (nothing new there, I know, lol!)

I cut a black cardbase, grabbed my washi tape, from stampin' up and created a herringbone pattern, layering that on red card.

The image and sentiment are from bugaboo, cut out and coloured with my promarkers. I added a little more washi tape to the sentiment banner, finally embellishing with just a few punched stars and gems.

I'm submitting this for
- My Time to Craft #250 - No Design Paper
- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
- CAS(E) this Sketch #78 - Sketch
- Shopping Our Stash #154 - Critters

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Have a Heroic Birthday

A mans card today - although my inner geek!girl really thinks there is no reason I can't send it too any of my similarly geek!girl friends, lol! - with a cute little image from Digital Delights, coloured with my promarkers.

The paper is from papermania, the sentiment is computer generated and of course, I couldn't resist adding a few gems *g*

I'm submitting this for:
- Digi Sketch Challenge - Use a Stamp and/or Sketch
- Delightful Challenges - It's a Guy Thing
- Allsorts Challenge Blog #261 - For the Guys

Monday, 2 June 2014

Congratulations, On Your Wedding Day

It's been simply ages since I've done a wedding card and I don't even know anyone who is getting married any time soon, but I recently bought this adorable image from bugaboo when I was having a little spending spree and I just had to use it!

I added the computer generated sentiment, coloured the image with my promarkers and paired it with papers from First Choice's j'adore set - what better for a wedding card? - distressing, ripping and scrunching the paper.

I embellished fairly simply with a little heart embellishment I had stashed in my embellishment box, some pearls, a butterfly punch and a little safty pin and button brad, from stampin up.

I'm submitting this for:

- Sunday Sketch & Stamp #209 - Sketch
- Oh La La Challenge Blog #157 - Bear it All
- Craft Your Passion Challenge #216 - Rip It! Tear It!
- Paper Makeup Stamps #143 - Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe - Love and Marriage

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Get Well Wishes

An excuse to use my newest embossing folder and my favourite colours, brown and teal :)

The image is from Beccy's Place, coloured with my promarkers. The paper is from papermania. The sentiment is from stampin' up, stamped and cut up. And finished off with twine and a flower and brad... no gems for once! lol!

I'm submitting this too:
- Mojo Monday #347 - Sketch
- Paper Makeup Stamps - Flowers
- Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #66 - Embossing
- Crafty Catz Challenge #233 - Anything Goes
- I Love ProMarkers Challenge #221 - Flowers