Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Congratulations and Good Luck

A friend phoned me this morning with the brilliant news that she's just gotten a new job! Her as her work situation hasn't been the greatest for the last few years but she couldn't afford to quit without having another job to go too. I'm super delighted for her, so I made this card!

The image is from Bugaboo, coloured with my ProMarkers, paired with a computer generated sentiment. I used My Minds Eye papers from the Lost and Found 3, Oliver glittered cardstock pad, layered up on teal card.

I used a few gems and a couple of metal flowers with a split pin, to embellish it.

Im submitting this for:

- Inspiration Destination #43 - Anything Goes
- Creative Moments Challenge #73 - Anything Goes/Bingo (Die Cut/Image/Flowers)
- Sassy Studio Designs #291 - Sparkle is a girls best friend
- Inky Chicks #54 - Use a Metal Embellishment

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Hope Your Birthday Rocks!

Three cards in one day, almost unheard of, lol!

I used a pollycraft image for this card, coloured with my promarkers. The sentiment is computer generated.

The papers are from papermania, layered on a black card base. The music note and chevron banner was cut on my cameo. And I added a few little black gems, because gems!

I'm submitting this for:

- Tuesday Morning Sketches #310 - Sketch
- The Male Room #15 - Spots and Stripes
- Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
- Daring Cardmakers - Birthday Rock
- Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Boys and Their Toys

Sun, Sea, Sand, Relax!

Summer has disappeared again here in NI, so I've been making this while looking out my window to a cold, miserable sunday! Oh well!

The image for this one, came from Sweet and Sassy and was coloured with my ProMarkers and a little light sponging on the sky. The papers are from Authentique's Fresh Collection and is layered on grey card from the paper mill. The sentiment words were cut on my cameo as were the two little shells and I added four pearls to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafting When We Can #99 - Sketch
- Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
- 4 Crafty Chicks #256 - Sun, Sea, Sand
- Crafty Creations Challenge #294 - Four (Four papers, four pearls, four words)

Thank You Poppies

This is the second time in a month I've used this image from Aurora Wings, it's such a lovely image, I just love it!

I coloured it of course with my promarkers and stamped the sentiment from a freebie stamp I had from a magazine.

The papers I used were from First Editions J'Adore paper pack layered on dark red card. I cut the butterfly on my cameo and kept the other embellishments very light with just three little gems.

I am reminded more than ever, this last month or two how amazing my friends all are. I owe them all so much more than I can really put into words. But I'll be sending this to a friend who did something just... really amazing for me this week. It's not nearly enough, but it's all I can do at the moment.

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafting From the Heart #69 - Anything Goes
- Passion for ProMarkers #306 - Flowers
- Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo (I filled the middle line - Gems / Sentiment / Flowers)
- Creative Inspirations #323 - Flowers
- Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #96 - Flower in your Image
- Allsorts Challenge #321 - Add a Butterfly

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Steampunk Angel

I love the steampunk style, but as it turns out, I don't have a lot of steampunky stuff in my stash so it took me days to put this together in my head and decide what to use! *head desk*

The image is from Aurora Wings, a gorgeous Steampunk Angel and I coloured her of course with my trusty promarkers and a little bit with a gold pen. The sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from K & Company and I layered them on brown card. The various cogs, the clock face and the oval were cut on my cameo and I added a few gems of course to finish it off!

I'm submitting this too:

- Artistic Inspirations #136 - Anything Goes
- Make My Monday - Steampunk
- Aurora Wings Challenge #17 - Anything With Wings
- Incy Wincy Designs - Things With Wings

Java Great Day!

Anyone who is a semi-regular visitor to my blog probably can't have failed to notice that I am a bit (a lot) of a coffee addict. It's my go to option for relaxing, regardless of time of day (no 11pm is not to late for coffee!) a nice cup of coffee and a few minutes of peace (even better if it also comes with either craft time or a book!)

I won this gorgeous stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs a few weeks ago - I got to pick my own and this seemed an obvious choice, because it's very me! (And more than a few of my friends are also coffee addicts so this will go down well with them too!)

The stamp was coloured of course with my promarkers and the sentiment was computer generated. I used papers from the Recollections Charming paper pack and layered it on brown card. Cut the coffee beans on my cameo and added a couple of brown pearls to finish it off, because you know I have to have gems or pearls, lol!

I'm submitting this for:

- Stamps & Fun = Creativity #259 - Sketch
- Craft Your Passion Challenge #271 - Anything Goes
- Shopping Our Stash #211 - Don't Get Stressed, Get De-Stressed

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Moo Bookmark

Because I am too much of a pushover and my next door neighbours granddaughter demanded a cow bookmark... she picked the cow topper and picked the paper herself from the Hot of the Press Homegrown pack, all I really did was cut all the various bits on my cameo and put it all together.

I like it so much, I may make a few more with different animal toppers!


It's almost the right weather for this card today, we actually have a little bit of sunshine - not sure how long it'll last! but it's there atm!

I cut the sunburst card base on my cameo and backed it with paper from Fancy Pants Designs, The Good Life pack. The bear lounging so comfortably is from Just Ink Lined and was coloured with my promarkers. The sentiment was also cut on my cameo. I left it otherwise embellishment free - very odd for me not to use gems or pearls! lol!

I'm submitting this for:

- Love to Scrap! #58 - Anything Goes
- Stampavie and More #242 - Summer
- Crafting By Designs - Summer Holidays

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Mr & Mrs Congratulations

You know, wedding cards are just not something I often make. I think it's a combination of the fact most of my friends are either already married or confirmed hermits who want nothing to do with getting married (lol!) and the fact that I never know entirely what to *do* for them. But when I saw this sketch come up, I instantly had an idea!

This is very CAS for me! I never feel my CAS cards quite pull off as well as I'd like, I'm definitely more of a layers crafter, but I think this works nicely!

The bride and groom were cut on my cameo and the sentiment is computer generated. I kept the embellishments just as simple, with a charm and a few little white pearls.

I'm submitting this for:

- Creative Corner Challenges - Wedding Bells Are Ringing
- Crazy 4 Challenges #295 - Sketch
- Fab 'n Funky - No Patterned Papers
- The Crazy Challenge - Monochromatic

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Best Wishes

I got nothing done in my craft room yesterday because I had a hospital appointment that including travel took nearly 4 hours out of my day. Erk!

I very nearly got nothing done today either, because my brain was lacking in working earlier, but I finally pulled it together this afternoon and made this card!

I used an image from Cornish Heritage Farms and coloured it with my pencils (strange not to use my promarkers for once, lol!) The papers are from Craft Works Cards, Botanica range, which were freebies I got in a magazine. I layered it up on grey card, cut the image, heart background, flourish and butterfly on my cameo and layered them up, the top three layers are all on dimension pads. All the layers were very lightly distressed on the edges and the sentiment was stamped from craft words cards too and I added some little tiny white pearls to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Frilly and Funkie - Raise it Up
- Moo-Mania & More - In the Garden
- Aud Sentiment Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
- Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Hand Coloured Image
- Papertake Weekly - Build It Up

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Sending Sweet Birthday Wishes

I made this card for my cousins little girl, who turns six later this year. She's a typical kid who loves sweets and lollies and chocolate! (let's face it, I'm not a kid and I love them too! lol!)

The image is from Pollycraft, coloured with my promarkers and the sentiment is computer generated. The papers were freebies in some magazine or another at some point and were layered on red card. I added a little pink/white twine, a punched heart and some gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:
- Passion for ProMarkers #305 - Candy Crush
- Inspiration Destination #42 - Anything Goes
- Sweet Sketch Wednesday #61 - Sketch
- Little Miss Muffet #116 - Anything Goes
- My Sheri Crafts #161 - Childs Birthday

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Happy Birthday Mum

It is my Mum's Birthday later this month and so I needed a card for her. She loves deers, so that was a given, this image is from Digi Doodle Shop and I coloured it of course with my promarkers.

The papers are My Minds Eye In Bloom paper pack, layered on grey card. I cut a layer of chevron pattern in the same grey card, some flourishes and the sentiments on my cameo and added some gems, because gems are important!

I'm submitting this for:
- City Crafter Challenge Blog #270 - Woodland Animals
- Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
- Creative Inspirations #322 - Lets Colour
- Fairytale Challenge #122 - Bling Bling
- Brown Sugar Challenge #155 - Girly
- A Gem of A Challenge #149 - Birthday Wishes

Friday, 17 July 2015


I am not a very girly-girl (this will shock no one I realise) and while I like shoes, I don't actually own that many and of the ones I do I spent at least 85% of my time in my trainers and most of the other 15% in my walking boots, only occasionally wearing ballet pumps or even more occasionally high heels on like really special occasions - this drives my sister mad! lol!

But I know lots of girlfriends of mine who are shoe mad and have one in particular in mind with this card! I used a sentiment block from bugaboo and coloured the image with my promarkers and inked up the edges. The paper is from Recollections Festival Floral paper pack layered on purple card.

I cut a couple of shoes on my cameo and added a little glitter and some gems to finish the card off.

I'm submitting this for:
- Dragonfly Journeys #14 - If The Shoe Fits
- Craft Your Passions #270 - Anything Goes
- Clear It Out - Theme: Colour-Purple Stash: Purple things

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Thanks a Latte

I made this card for my driving instructor. It may be tempting fate, but hopefully, i'll be giving him it next month, when I (*crosses all appendages*) do my driving test (again! and pass this time! *double crosses everything*)

I used my fiskers latte love stamp set again and papers from Michael's Recollections, Charming paper pack and a couple of scraps from a different pack. I cut the frame on my cameo and added a couple of little arrow paper clips and a few gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for:
- C.R.A.F.T Challenge #319 - Thank You!
- Try it On Tuesday - In The Frame
- Crafting From The Heart #68 - Anything Goes
- Stamps & Fun = Creativity #258 - Arrows

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Tri-Shutter Card

I had a lot of fun with this card, if you count banging my head against a wall for a solid hour, fun, lol! Okay maybe not a solid hour, but it felt like it! Still, I think it's turned out pretty well!

I used a bugaboo image and sentiment, coloured it with my promarkers and used glitter glue on the bubbles. The card base is cut from rich razzleberry card from Stampin' Up and the papers are also Stampin' Up, from the Razzleberry Lemonade pack.

I cut pretty much everything, except the butterflies with my cameo, the butterflies were punched and I added some gems to finish

I'm submitting this too:
- The Crafters Cafe Challenge #124 - More Than 3 Folds
- Cute Card Thursday #381 - Ladies Only
- Creative Fingers Challenge #87 - Anything Goes
- Everybody Art Challenge #333 - Papers and Embellishments

Monday, 13 July 2015

Happy Birthday To Moo

I do love a good (or bad!) pun! Actually I may like bad ones better! lol!

I used images from Digi Doodle Shop, coloured with my promarkers, cut the card base and gingham paper (from papermania) on my cameo and cut the computer generated sentiment on there too. And of course gems, because gems are important! All in all, only 20 mins including the colouring, that may be a record for me!

I'm submitting this for:
- Cards 4 Guyz #78 - Sketch
- Shopping Our Stash #209 - Gingham Style
- Inspiration Destination #41 - Anything Goes

Make A Wish!

Summer is seems has gone away again in Northern Ireland, it's been a drab, overcast and wet weekend, Anyone familiar with N.Ireland will know that the 12th of July is a big deal for a lot of people, but I try to avoid it, so most of my weekend was spent buried in blankets, reading and re-watching Babylon 5, I'd forgotten how much I love that show! I did get one card done Saturday which I'll post later, but first, this one I did this morning.

I used an image from Digital Delights by LoubyLoo, coloured with my promarkers - does that cupcake just look yummy? Colouring food always makes me hungry! lol! The papers from Trimcraft's Party Animals paper pad. Layered it all up on brown card and finished it with a few gems (I know, you're all shocked).

I'm submiting this for:
- Inky Chicks Challenge #53 - Furry Friends
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- Everybody Art Challenge #332 - Sketch
- Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Sweet
- Clear It Out Challenge - Theme: Anything Goes, Stash: Anything Goes

Friday, 10 July 2015

Belated Birthday

I know I'm not the only person who ever forgets a birthday - in my case I'll often remind myself weeks before and then forget again! - so it's always handy for me to have a couple of belated birthday cards in for those oops I forgot to put a card in the post and your birthday is like today, moments! I forgot to snap a pic of the inside, but it says... I just forgot the date!

I used a computer generated sentiment and celeste amberglow from pollycraft, coloured of course with my promarkers. The papers were freebies I got in a magazine at some point or another, I can't remember where or when and layered on brown card.

I cut some pennants with my cameo and finished it of with a few gems - I almost didn't, but I can't resist adding gems! lol!

I'm submitting this for:
- Crafting From The Heart #67 - Anything Goes
- Crafty Boots Challenge - Stars or Stripes
- Creative Inspirations #321 - Girlie
- Little Red Wagon #297 - Birthday Theme
- The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Baby Congratulations

Who doesn't love a new baby coming into the world? But what I love less, is when the parents don't want to tell you the sex and what colour do you do? Gender neutral can have it's benefits! These papers are from Authentique and are a little bolder than I'd usually use for a baby card, but actually, I like it.

The image is from Digi Doodle Shop, the image panel and the layer was cut on my cameo and the image was coloured with my promarkers. I kept the embellishments simple, with just a few gems.

I'm submitting this for:
- Creative Corner Challenges - For Baby
- Moving Along With The Times - Baby Baby
- Creative Fingers Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
- Fun With Shapes #186 - Grey/Yellow/White
- Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

It's Your Day

I used an image from Pollycraft, coloured in my promarkers. The papers are from The Paper Stack magazine. The sentiment was cut on my cameo, as were the ovals and I added a bit of ric-rac ribbon, some twine and a few gems to finish it.

I am submitting this for:
- Cute Card Thursday #380 - We Love Cake
- Crafty Ribbons Challange #122 - Anything
- Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Spots and Dots

Monday, 6 July 2015

Party 'til the Cows Come Home

I used Birthday Cow from Whimsy Stamps, coloured it with my promarkers and I added a computer generated sentiment. The papers are from Recollections Festival Floral paper pack, layered on brown card. I love how bright and bold these papers are! Finally I added three punched stars and three little gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:
- Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #135 - Animal(s) + a Sentiment
- Scrap & Crafts #11 - Celebrations
- Love to Scrap #57 - It's a Triple Play!
- Sketch Saturday #368 - Sketch
- Craft Your Passion #269 - Anything Goes