Tuesday, March 4, 2014

February CCC Swap....

Hello.....I'm back again with a card I made for the February CCC swap {HERE}
It's an international monthly card swap which the lovely Deborah organizes.
I created my card for Betty in Nebraska -

There are always 4 options to follow -  a sketch, colour palette, theme and product option.
I followed the 'friendship' theme and used wood veneer shapes as the product option.
 You only need to use one of the options or all of them if you want!!
I received my card from Greta in Oregon, a gorgeous friendship card in my favourite colour purple :)
You can find all the details {HERE} and sign up for this months swap {HERE}
Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sunshine Girl....

I have managed to find some time to take part in this week's challenge from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.........love this week's challenge with a twist! Simply choose a sketch from the previous month's challenges and the 'twist' is to use paper piecing :)
I have chosen a sketch I didn't take part in this month - #2 shown below

I have used a sweet Penny Black image and coloured as always with promarkers and prismas in bright sunny colours for the challenge at Totally Gorjuss #221 - Sunny Colours.
 The yellow dress is paper pieced with a scrap from my scrap box!
I have also used *peel offs* for the embellishments and sentiment as this is the current challenge over at Charisma Cardz #3 - Use peel offs....
Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Anyone for cake?

I'm back again today with another cute stamp from Sugar Nellie :)
This little hedgehog is called 'Sweet Success' and is perfect for birthday cards with the yummy cake image!
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and added glitter to the cake, button and sentiment. The papers are 'Love Letters' by First Edition.
I have followed this week's sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #4
I got Top 3 last week using sketch #3 - Thank you xx
I am also entering my card into the following challenges ~
Cute Card Thursday #305 - So Sweet
Creative Knockouts #21 - Birthday Time
Passion for Promarkers #232 - Anything Goes.....
and the Sugar Nellie Facebook Challenge - Glitter :)
Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sweet Delia.....

Well I'm back as promised with my 1st card of 2014 :)
I must say I thoroughly enjoyed doing a bit of colouring again!!
It's grey and wet outside so thought I'd go for fresh, spring colours and purple & green are one of my favourite colour combos.
I went through all my challenge links in my sidebar, a few have closed :( but I found lots of challenges to enter, so I am entering my card into the following ~
Sugar Bowl Challenge #111 - Fairies/and the Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge - Flowers
Creative Knockouts #19 - Buttons
Charisma Cardz 5th Birthday Celebrations - Birthdays
Allsorts #241 - Ribbon but no bows

Hope you like my interpretation of the sketch :)
Thanks for looking xx

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Year, New Start.....

Hello everyone,
Happy New Year!! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a fabulous New Year!
One of my new year's resolutions is to get blogging again, sharing my cards and ideas with you all and entering challenges again :)
To get me started I have had a big tidy up and clear out, I now know where everything is.....almost :)
I use part of the spare bedroom so like to keep it tidy and hidden away for when we have guests. I would love a room just for crafts and I have spent many hours on Pinterest looking at gorgeous craft spaces!!
Anyway I thought I would share a few photos of my new organised craft space.......it wont stay tidy very long!
My expedit units filled with my dies, promarkers, stamps, embellishments etc.

My bureau/desk where I stamp and make my cards........handy because you can close the desk and hide away all your clutter :) The draws have my cardstock, card blanks and pencils in and I keep all my new purchases in a draw till I use them!!
This is the inside of the sliding wardrobe in the bedroom! No clothes.......just more crafting supplies!!
Big Shot, punches, paper pads, ink pads, glues/tapes, buttons and ribbons and more stamps!
I also have my pin board which is filled with lovely cards from fellow crafters.
Hope you enjoyed a peek at my craft areas......would love to see all your craft spaces :)
Thanks for popping by and visiting after I've been away for so long!!
And before I go a big 'Hello' to my new followers xx

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Flowers & Butterflies....

Once again I apologise for the long absence!! Things are all good just very busy at the moment :)
Today I am sharing a recent sample I made for a craft demo.
I have quite a few samples to share now so I will get round to posting more often!!
This card features a pretty floral paper which I have 3-d using flowers from the same sheet to add some dimension. I have also heat embossed the beautiful doily stamp from Docrafts onto the right hand side with pink glittery embossing powder.
I have stamped the sentiment and added more flowers onto a circle cut with my nesties from the same sheet of paper. The butterflies are from a Hero Arts/Sizzix set.
I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
PaperTakeWeekly - One Paper Taker....
Allsorts Challenge #203 - A Passion for Flowers....
Totally Gorjuss #180 - Embossing....
Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Best Wishes.....

I am sharing a matching card and gift box today.
Love these papers........gorgeous colours and very pretty floral design! The flowers were cut with some Docrafts X-Cut dies and finished with a button and thread. The banners are Sizzix dies that come in a set with co-ordinating stamps.
The mini pizza box is made from 1 sheet of a4 card and it's the perfect size for a wee gift......it's about 4" square.
I am entering the set into the following challenge -
Charisma Cardz #11 - Die-Cuts.....
Thanks for looking xx