Saturday, 15 August 2015

Sorry It's Late!

I got this awesome freebie stamp ages ago from MayzyArt and have been intending to do this card ever since, but it never seemed to come together! Finally it has!

I used papers from the Paper Stack magazine, Vol. 4 layered on navy card from the papermill. I cut the clock on my cameo and of course used my promarkers to colour the T.A.R.D.I.S and Doctor. And added some twine and two buttons.

This is inside of the card!

I'm submitting this for:

- Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
- Creative Knockouts - Recipe (3 embellies, 2 pattern papers, 1 image and 1 sentiment) - Paper Craft Crew Challenge #157 - Sketch
- DigiDesigns Challenge - Use Ribbon/Lace/Twine (any or all)

Friday, 14 August 2015

Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch zum 40. Geburtstag

I made this card for a friend of a friend - the image is from Kenny K, coloured with my Promarkers and the sentiment is computer generated.

The papers were from a new pack I got a couple of weeks ago but hadn't used yet, American Crafts Crate Paper Route 66. I cut the paper and image on my silhouette using 'stitched' square/circle files, layered it all up on black card and cut the stars on my silhouette too.

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Sketch
- Crafting By Designs - 3 or More Layers
- Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #33 - Use Something New
- Inspiration Destination #46 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Sailor Bear

This card is for a friends Dad, who's birthday is next month, but since I'm going to see her in a week, I thought I'd take it with me now and save myself the postage (and remembering it!) later, lol!

I used an image from KaDoodleBug Designs, coloured with my ProMarkers and a computer generated sentiment. The papers are from Jen Hadfield's Pebbles pack, layered on grey card from the papermill. The Anchor border and the rope frame were cut on my cameo and I finished with a few little grey pearls, because we know I can't resist.

I'm submitting this for:

- Dragonfly Journeys #18 - Boys Will Be Boys
- Crafting From the Heart #72 - Anything Goes
- Oh La La Challenge Blog #186 - Nautical
- 4 Crafty Chicks #259 - Nautical

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Thank You For Your Hospitality

It's really a good job I had such a productive weekend because the last couple of days have been very unproductive - on all fronts, not just the craft front, oops!

The rest of the week is going to be fairly busy, we're going on holiday next week and I have a lot of stuff to sort out for that, hopefully I will still find time to get something done, but I wanted to get something done today even if I don't for the rest of the week (month really, because we're away for two weeks)

I used an image from Digi Darla, coloured with my promarkers and popped it behind the window. The window, curtain and sentiment banner were all cut on my cameo. The papers are from My Minds Eye, with a bit of ribbon from my stash.

I'm submitting this for:

- Craft Your Passions #274 - Anything Goes
- Creative Corner Challenge - Turquoise and Brown
- Brown Sugar Challenge #158 - Anything Goes
- Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spots and Stripes
- Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything But a Birthday

Sunday, 9 August 2015


I is feeling very productive today, three cards!

I used a Pollycraft image for this card, coloured with my promarkers. The papers are from Jillibean Soup, the Apple Cheddar Soup pack, on a red card base. The sentiment and apples were cut on my cameo and I used a few little pearls to embellish.

I'm submitting this for:

- Curtain Call - Orchard
- Inspiration Destination #45 - Anything Goes
- Paper Craft Crew #156 - Sketch

Perfect Pear

It's not often that I look at a sketch and go 'ooh that' but this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch came together in my mind pretty quickly! And then I got distracted with other things and nearly forgot to make it in time, oops!

I used papers from Recollections Charming pack, layered on a brown card base. I cut one of the papers with a note pad cutting file on my cameo and cut the circle frame on there too. The sentiment and adorable pear stamps are from Birdie Brown and I coloured the pears with my promarkers and added three little brown pearls as the only embellishment.

I am submitting this for:

- Mojo Monday #409 - Sketch
- Addicted to Stamps #156 - Anything Goes
- Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything But A Birthday

Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone

After fairly nice weather yesterday morning, last night we got more rain and today is as dull as dishwater. Meh. On the plus side, I started the day with a skype chat with my sister and my two gorgeous nephews!

I used a Bugaboo image and sentiment for this card, coloured with my trusty promarkers. The papers are from The Blackcurrant Stack, layered on card from the papermill. And I added a couple of flowers (I had despaired of not having purple flowers actually, but it tuns out these were tucked at the back of my flower drawer! I should really check out what else is hiding in their some day, lol!) and some gems, to finish.

I love the metallic flowers on the paper, unfortunate, it's a pain to photograph without it reflecting the light, lol! But it came out alright, I think!

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafting From The Heart #71 - Anything Goes
- Get Creative Challenge #20 - Monochromatic using Purple
- The Corrosive Challenge #230 - Perfectly Purple
- Creative Knockouts #101 - Friendship
- Shopping Our Stash #213 - Show Us Your Snark

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Snappy Birthday

I used a Pollycraft image for this card, coloured with my trusty promarkers. The orange paper is from Pebbles love you more pack and I used my cameo to cut the 'stitched' rectangles and the film strip, finishing with a couple of little gems because well I'm me and I never met a gem I didn't like, lol!

Submitting this for:

- Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - Boys / Men
- City Crafter Challenge #273 - Snap
- Cardz 4 Guyz - Orange and Brown
- Freshly Made Sketches #198 - Sketch
- 613 Avenue Create #135 - Anything Goes w/Optional Happy Birthday

May All Your Weeds Be Flowers

The weekend has arrived and with it just the smallest hint of summer... it's not exactly hot out but the sun is in fact shining and it's not pissing wet, so i'll take it! (My dog certain appreciates it, since it means he gets proper walks not just a quick in and out!)

I used a Pollycraft image on this card, coloured of course with my promarkers and paired it with a lovely sentiment from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. The papers are from my minds eye, lost and found 3, layered on card from the paper mill.

I cut the stitched card and the 'notepaper' on my cameo and added a couple of little punched butterflies, some twine and a few gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
- Dragonfly Journeys #17 - Colour Inspiration (Goldenrod, Turquoise, Ruby)
- I Love ProMarkers #281 - In The Garden

Friday, 7 August 2015

Special Delivery

Two cards today surely makes up for the lack of productivity yesterday! At least that's what I'm going with! :D

I used papers from Grace Taylor's Lullaby paper pack, which is just so cute! I cut the heart circle on my cameo, but the border along the middle was done with a border punch from Martha Stewart.

The adorable image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I've coloured it of course with my ProMarkers and I've paired it with a computer generated sentiment. The bear was cut on my cameo and I used twine and some gems to embellish.

I'm submitting this for:

- The Paper Players - It's Hip To Be Square
- Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
- Crafting When We Can #100 - Ribbon, Twine or Washi


Yesterday was a singularly unproductive day, as I woke with a blinding headache and sneezing my head off (which in no way helped the headache!) Somewhat better today, at least not sneezing, so got a GP appointment out of the way and enjoyed a nice lunch with a friend before coming home and settling into my craft room.

I used a gorgeous image from Just Inked Lines for this card, coloured with my promarkers. The sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from My Minds Eye, In Bloom pack, layered on grey card. I used some organza ribbon, tied into a bow and wrapped around my layers, some flowers and a die cut leaf flourish, cut on my cameo and finished it off with some pearls.

I'm submitting this for:

- Scrap & Craft #12 - Wedding
- Fantasy Stampers Challenge #42 - Lots of Layers
- Glitter n Sparkle #148 - Anything Goes
- Passion for ProMarkers #308 - Summer Lovin'
- Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon and Pearls

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Cheers To You

I don't even drink very often, but I dearly wish right now I was on a nice beach somewhere, with a couple of these and a stack of books... because it's another horribly miserable day outside!

The image is from Digi Doodle Shop, coloured with my promarkers and I added a computer generated sentiment. I cut a card base with orange card from the paper mill. The papers are from Vol. 4 of The Paper Stack magazine and I tore the two top layers. Cut the circle die on my cameo and added a few gems of course to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Cute Card Thursday #384 - Citrus
- The Crafters Cafe Challenge #128 - Use some Torn Paper
- Craft Your Passions Challenge #273 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Second Spring

Just Us Girls had the word 'Autumn' as their inspiration this week and as it's my favourite season, I had to join in! I love the starting of the dark nights, the trees changing, the crisp weather that makes the leaves crunch under your feet (when it's not just wet, lol!)

The papers are from First Editions New Leaf pack. The sentiment and leaves are from Sweet and Sassy, I used my cameo to fussy cut the leaves and coloured them with my promarkers. And of course because I couldn't resist a few gems snuck on at the end :D

I'm submitting this for:

- Just Us Girls #304 - Autumn
- Tuesday Morning Sketches #312 - Sketch
- 4 Crafty Chicks #257 - Anything Goes


One Martini, Two Martini, Three Martini... Floor!

I won this stamp last week from Sassy Studio Designs, isn't she awesome? And appropriate for so many of my friends! lol! I coloured her with my promarkers and popped her into a polaroid frame.

I used papers from Jen Hadfield's Pebbles pack (I picked it up last week in TK Max, where I spent a good half hour narrowing the six packs I wanted to buy, down to just two! Damn my bank account for not being willing to let me buy all the paper! lol!)

Added a computer generated sentiment, a little martini glass (everything was cut on my cameo of course) and added a few gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Inspiration Destination #44 - Anything Goes
- I Love ProMarkers #280 - Three or More Layers
- Aud Sentiments Challenge #137 - Sketch + Sentiment
- Sassy Studio Designs - What'd Your Say?
- Incy Wincy Designs - Frame It


Sunday, 2 August 2015

With Deepest Sympathy

Sympathy cards are always difficult for me, usually I only make them as I need, but that always puts me under pressure to get them done in a timely manner, so I thought I should make a couple to keep in my stash.

These poppies from Aurora Wings are really getting a work-out this month, this is the third time I've used them!

I coloured them in turquoise again, since that worked so beautifully last time I did it and paired them with a computer generated sentiment and papers from My Minds Eye in shades of turquoise. It's hard to tell on the picture but I fussy cut a second poppy image and popped them up on some foam pads to give a little dimension to the image. Otherwise, I kept it fairly simple and embellished with just a few clear gems.

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafting from the Heart #70 - Anything Goes
- Make My Monday Challenge - Flowers
- Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Monochromatic

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Hope You Have A Magical Day

I've not spent much time in my craft room this week, a combination of being too busy and a migraine that lasted 2 full days, but that has now gone away at least, so I was determined to get something made today!

When I saw the Harry Potter challenge come up on CCEE Stampers I was like 'omg yes I must!' because my geeky little heart loves Harry Potter. I had resisted buying HP digi stamps thus far on the basis that I wouldn't use them very often, but well... I couldn't resist and as luck would have it Bugaboo had a 50% of sale - clearly it was meant to be!

I decided on a step card base and used my cameo to fussy cut the images and coloured them with my promarkers. I wanted to use red/gold for the colours but I had no gold papers in my regular stash, so I dug into my christmas paper stash and got the paper I used from First Editions Gilded Winter paper pack. Then added a computer generated sentiment and some gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Craft Your Passion #272 - Anything Goes
- CCEE Stampers #1531 - Harry Potter
- Allsorts Challenge Blog #322 - Pearls or Gems
- Craft Friends Challenge Blog #11 - Movie Week
- Polkadoodles #31 - More Than One Fold