Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I've covered a couple of challenges with this card :) I've never managed as yet to take part in the 'Anyone for Anya' challenge and when I saw this fab sketch by Dawny P I had to give it a go!!
I have also used this week's colour combo of Apricot and Cool Aqua from Passion for Promarkers, gorgeous colours and not two I would of thought of using together :)

Anya is coloured in the following -

Skin - Ivory & Blush
Hair - Sandstone, Cocoa and Cinnamon
Outfit & Bags - Apricot and Cool Aqua
Outlining - Pastel Beige

The cardstock is SU, I have embossed the orange layer with the argyll embossing folder (it matches her socks lol!) and the patterned paper is DCWV Pocketful of Posies. The sentiment is from an old See D's set.

The extra challenge from Passion for Promarkers is 'flowers', mine are very small!! but I did'nt want a large flower and liked this design :0) I used 2 different flower punches and added mini gems.

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fairy wishes...

The DoubleDutch Challenge blog is celebrating it's 1st birthday this week with some fabulous prizes and a fun challenge :0)

The challenge is to make a Fun File Folder and tag following Marja's wonderful instructions. I have used this cute fairy from the Fenella & Friends range at Squiggle Stamps. I have coloured the image with promarkers and added some clear glitter pen to her wings!

The papers are K & Co Wild Raspberry and I have embellished with punched flowers and swirls, buttons and the pink 'cute' badge :0) The sentiment is Hero Arts.
I think this folder would be perfect for a gift card, bookmark etc. and will be making more of these :)

Back soon, thanks for looking xx

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Have your 'elf' a Merry Little Christmas!!

A couple of cute elves cards from me today!!
This 1st card is for the PaperTakeWeekly sketch #24 challenge. I have used this very cute Christmas Elf from Squiggle Stamps. He is just part of the Christmas Elves kit - see HERE.

I have used some gorgeous Bo Bunny papers (also available as a mini kit from Squiggle!) and coloured the image with promarkers. I found the fab 'little elf' stamp in a 99p bucket of clear stamps, a perfect sentiment for this little guy, they are by Studio G.
I just added some red gingham ribbon and pearls to finish :0)

For this card I coloured in the image in readiness for the Passion for Promarkers challenge of using Marine and Emerald. This was before I saw the extra challenge of 'anything but a card' LOL! I will have to get my thinking cap on for that one :0)

I have used the scraps of paper leftover from the previous card. All the Bo Bunny papers are double-sided so fab for mix and matching.

The stripy paper is embossed with the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. I have added the stack of pressies and sentiment from the Christmas Elves kit and a polka dot bow and punched snowflakes to finish.

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Some Squiggle projects to share...

Thought I'd share a couple more projects I've made with my Squiggle Stamps :0) The 1st project is a mini pizza box with matching notelets made using one of the fab Whimsical stamp range called 'Home Sweet Home'. Perfect for new home cards, we're moving etc :0)

I followed the instructions on SplitcoastStampers to make the mini box. I used Kraft card for the box and notelets and some scraps of K & Co paper. I did some machine stitching and simply added some adhesive ribbon for the notelets, same for the box but I added some buttons too! I love buttons at the moment :0)

The images were coloured simply with no blending with my prisma's straight onto the Kraft, I like this effect.

This card uses the very sweet 'Daisy with Flowers', one of my favourites I think!! all in shades of brown. The image is coloured with promarkers and the papers are Stampin Up.

I have been colouring some very mischevious elves today so they will be making an appearance soon :0)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Gorjuss Saturday...

A card I have made for the weekly Gorjuss Girl challenge over on the Docrafts forum. The challenge this week is 'Stars & Stripes' and also to inc. the following -

At least 2 backing papers
3 embellishments, glitter and a sentiment :0)

I used my Fiskars template to make a star shaped mat, embossed the background with swiss dots, and I've handmade a retro punched flower following a fab tutorial over at Rach's blog.

The gorjuss girl is coloured with promarkers and the papers are MME Bloom & Grow. The sentiment is from a See D's set.

I also managed to use my sewing machine! I even had a go at the star shape!! bit wobbly but better!

Hope your having a great weekend :0)

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Snowflake Daisy...

As promised yesterday here is my card using 'Snowflake Daisy' from Squiggle Stamps. I think she looks so different in the wintery/icy colours and of course complete with her snowflake!!

I have used sketch #19 (rotated) from the Sketch & Stash challenge for the layout and the gorgeous pink papers are DCWV.

The new stash is the Daisy stamp and the snowflake punch :)

Daisy is coloured with promarkers and I added stickles beneath her for an icy look. I inked up the snowflake with a promarker so they matched the outfit! The punched snowflake I embossed in the cuttlebug with a snowflake folder :0)

The sentiment is actually from the Christmas Elves kit, which you can find HERE.

Well that's my 1st Christmas card made this year!! one down, many more to go!!!

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Autumn wishes...

An autumn card for an autumn feeling day today :0)

I have covered 3 challenges with this card! The layout is sketch #68 from Sketch Saturday. The theme at A Spoonfull of Sugar is 'autumn' and at Passion For Promarkers it is an open colour challenge but you must inc. polka dots.
I have used one of the new Squiggle Stamps called 'Snowflake Daisy' (I just did'nt ink up the snowflake!!) I thinks she's perfect for autumn cards too, wrapped up cosy for a walk in the leaves!!

I have made another card with her today including the snowflake! and it looks so different, I will share that one tomorrow :0)

Daisy is coloured in the following -
Skin - Ivory & Blush
Hair - Sandstone, Cocoa and Cinnamon
Outfit - Moss, Ruby and Sandstone

The papers are MME Wild Asparagus and I used rub-ons to create the sentiment. The leaves are from a cuttlebug die.

Dont forget to enter the Squiggle Stamps Blog Candy HERE, there's still time to enter :0) There's some lovely projects for inspiration to see too!

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fly Away...

A card using an older Penny Black stamp called 'Fly Away'. I love this image and how this card turned out :0) even if I do say so myself LOL!!
Everything came together well and I love these colours together. I have used the colour combo of sandstone and blue pearl from Passion for Promarkers. The colours just said 'boy' card to me so that's the way I went.

The colours I used are -
Hair - Cinnamon
Skin - Ivory & Blush
Outfit & Plane - Sandstone and Blue Pearl
Puppy Dog - Cool Grey 1 & 2

The papers are Dovecraft and I have used my Martha Stewart punch, label nesties, ribbon, twine and gems.

The fabulous layout is the DT call sketch from Sketch Saturday. They are looking for new DT members and the 1st part of the call is to use the sketch below.

I had to use a bigger card as the image was so big but I think the layout lends itself well to a larger card too!

Here is a close up of the image :0)

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gorjuss! - Sketch & Stash #18

Another 2 in 1 challenge card :0) The layout is sketch #18 from Sketch and Stash, I have used neglected stash for this card - the Daisy & Dandelion papers and the buttons I have had for ages :0)

The card is also for this week's Gorjuss Girl challenge over on the Docrafts forum. The challenge was to use a pink/blue colour combo, 3 buttons, 3 flowers and a sentiment.

I have coloured the image with promarkers in the following colours -

Hair - sandstone, cocoa & cinnamon

Skin - ivory & blush

Outfit - blossom, rosepink, blue pearl & cornflower

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

One for the Boys....

How cute is this monster boy?! I have made this card with one of my Squiggle Stamps :0)

I have coloured him with promarkers and all the papers were from my scrap box, must try and use some up! it's overflowing and it's amazing what you can find at the bottom LOL :0)

I dont have many boy embellishments but found this cute chipboard star and added some buttons too. The fab little sentiment is a freebie with the stamp, you can find him HERE.

The gorgeous Christmas Elves are also now available over at Squiggle Stamps and dont forget to enter the fabulous Blog Candy over at the Squiggles & Giggles blog, you have until the 26th! Dont miss out!

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, September 4, 2009

Gorjuss Girl in Brown...

After all the bright & colourful cards I've been making lately I thought I'd do something different!!

This card is for 2 challenges, over on the Docrafts forum there is a Gorjuss Girl challenge every week. This weeks challenge is shades of brown, ribbon, flowers and a sentiment. I am also entering this in the Spoonfull of Sugar challenge #67 of distressing :0)

I have sanded all the edges of the coredinations cardstock and inked too! The image is coloured with promarkers, not sure of the paper? as it's from my scrap box.

Back soon with more cards! If the weekend is anything like the last 48 hrs!! mega amounts of rain!! I will be staying dry and crafting :0)

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Birthday Balloon Tilda...

Today's card covers 3 challenges!! The challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 'glittery and girly' this week with an open choice of colours (see below for colours). I have used the recipe from the CupcakeCraft challenges of 3 buttons, 2 papers and 1 ribbon and as Tilda has wings I can enter the PaperTakeWeekly challenge of 'angels and fairies'!

I have used this cute birthday balloon Tilda image I received from Dei - thanks Dei :0) and coloured her with the following colours -

Skin - Ivory and Blush
Hair - Sandstone, Cocoa and Cinnamon
Top and Leggings - Lime Green
Skirt and Boots - Cool Aqua and Cornflower
Balloons and pockets - Carmine and Gold/Pumpkin
I have also gone around the image with Blossom.

The papers are by the CraftsHouse and are lovely and pearly IRL. The cardstock is SU and the ribbon by DCWV. I have added embroidery floss in the green buttons and finished with the pink flower button and plenty of stickles on the balloons and Tilda's wings!!!

Thanks for looking xxx

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Squiggle Launch Day!!!

Today is the official launch of the Squiggles & Giggles blog :0) There is some fantastic Blog Candy worth over £100 to be won for one lucky crafter!!

The DT have been busy too creating some fabulous cards and the gorgeous new stamps available soon are revealed :0)

Here is my card using 'Cupcake Girl'. I have coloured her with promarkers and the gorgeous papers are Heidi Grace. I have finally used my mini sewing machine (need some lessons though Judy!) and created a frame around the image, quite straight too! for a beginner :0) The sentiment is a freebie with the stamp x

Do check out the other DT cards, there are some wonderful designs and a gorgeous altered note book too x

Thanks for looking xx