Sunday, May 30, 2010

Just Cute Bears #19 - Thank you...

There's a new challenge over on the Just Cute Bears challenge blog today!
This week we would like to see your Thank-you cards & projects :)

I decided to try something different for my card this week. I have stamped the image using brown ink onto a neutral piece of cardstock and then used my neglected Prisma pencils to colour my cute Penny Black bear image.

The papers are from a Cosmo Cricket kit and have a vintage aged look to them which suits how the image is coloured :) The flowers, sentiment and photo corners are from the same kit.
I enjoyed trying something new and will use this technique again, why not try something different for your Thank-you card?
Do check out all the DT cards over on the Just Cute Bears blog and check out this week's fabulous stamp prize from CUDDLY BUDDLY Crafts.
Looking forward to seeing all your creations....
Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chit Chatting Mice.....

A {NEW} Squiggle image to share today :)
How cute are these 'mice about town', they look like they are having a good ole chat & gossip!
The image is just one of a new range called 'Animal Antics' designed by new illustrator Anna Lewis and available now over in the Squiggle Stamps shop.

I am entering the following challenges with my card -
Allsorts #53 - Tag/Label - I have used a friend tag for my sentiment..
PaperTakeWeekly #41 - sketch for the layout...
Totally Gorjuss #31 - Bling it on...
ETA - Dont know WHY I did'nt enter my card for the 'Anything Goes' Anniversary challenge from Passion for Promarkers!!! so a last minute entry from me :)

Check out the Squiggle Stamps blog to see all the new designs and some gorgeous cards from the DT using these fun stamps :)

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Just Cute Bears #18 - Sketch by Bev....

Morning everyone! Time for a new challenge from Just Cute Bears :)

This week we have a wonderful sketch from our Guest Designer, the fabulous Bev from All the Things I Love..... Here it is -

Love this sketch! I decided to go for a bright, fun card ;) and used this digi image of a cute teddy hanging out to dry with the washing from Sassy Cheryl. He was a freebie from Cheryl for reaching 200 followers over on PaperCraftPlanet.

I have used a new colour combo for me! an aqua blue/green with orange! The papers are Papermania I have had for ages!! and lots of them too!! so I decided to use some and I
like the result :)

We are sponsored by the generous CUDDLY BUDDLY CRAFTS and here is the cute stamp you can win this week :)

Well I hope your all enjoying the sunshine this weekend! certainly very good for drying your washing!!! I am going to be planting some more bedding plants in my pots :)

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cute Baby Hedgehog.....

Ooh I'm on a roll this week :) Not made this many cards in a week for quite a while!!
Today's card I have made for a friend for her new gorgeous niece x

I have used one of my favourite and most well-used Penny Black stamps, love this cute little baby hedgie swinging under the flowers, it's also great for baby boy cards too!
I have made an easel card - I love these, I think they look lovely and really stand out when they are on display :)

I am entering the following challenges with my card -

CraftyCardmakers #21 - Inside Out
A Spoonfull of Sugar #104 - Cute & Girly

Here are a couple more views of the card.....

Image coloured with promarkers and the papers are all from my scrapbox! The cute little sentiment inside the card is Elzybells and I put my punches to good use for all the punched edges :)

Well I'll be back at the weekend with my Just Cute Bears card, I have my DS at home now till next week as the schools have teacher training, perfect as it's just gorgeous again here today, really warm already and forecast for the rest of the week too :)
Enjoy the sunshine x
Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunny Squiggle card....

It's Squiggle time again :) and today I'm sharing a card made with the
fabulous 'Sunny Flower Girl' digi image.

I have used very sunny and bright papers from the Papermania Capsule Collection along with the matching summer blooms. I have also inc. some Kraft on my card as it's this month's Squiggle challenge to use KRAFT!

I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Friday Sketchers #102 - Fab sketch by Tanja
Stamp With Fun #59 - Stripes
Pollycraft Challenges - Summer Blooms
PaperTakeWeekly - Say it with Flowers
I bought lots of flowers at the weekend to plant out in all my pots so hopefully my garden will be looking lovely soon too!
Thanks for looking xx

Monday, May 17, 2010

Poppy Hedgehog....

How cute is this hedgehog?? I just LOVE this image I received in a swap :)
I have'nt used a PB hedgie for quite a while, I must use the ones I have more!

I had great fun colouring the image with promarkers and I have found another challenge blog dedicated to my favourite promarker - I love Promarkers - dont know why I've not spotted it before! So I am entering my card into the following challenges -

I love Promarkers - I have used the fab sketch for my card...
Penny Black Saturday #101 Flowers - I think this huge bunch of poppies qualifies :)
Allsorts Birthday Challenge week #52 - birthday theme...
Sir Stampalot May Challenge - Butterflies & Blossoms - I have both on this cute image :)

Not too sure of the papers as they were in my scrap box but were perfect colours for my card! Sentiment by Elzybells and the square gems are Papermania.

I love poppies and have a giant poppy growing in my garden at the moment :) cant wait for it to flower!

Hope the sun is shining where you are too, it's a lovely day here today x

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just Cute Bears #17 - Recipe...

A little recipe from Just Cute Bears this week :)
- 3 brads, 2 papers and 1 ribbon...
I have used K & Co papers to create a patchwork effect behind the very cute Elzybells bear.
The image is coloured with promarkers and I used my nesties to cut and mount. I very nearly struggled with the brads!! I dont tend to use brads very often but luckily I found a neglected box of these pretty shades of pink/purple brads in my embellishments box!
Here is the cute stamp you can win this week from our sponsor -

Do hop on over to the blog {HERE} to see all the DT cards, there's some fabulous inspiration x

Looking forward to seeing all your cards x

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Someone Special....

I bought this beautiful Leanne Ellis stamp from my local craft shop a few weeks ago now and I've been wanting to colour it ever since!!
Well I had a spare hour this morning so I got colouring!! I coloured the image with promarkers to match the gorgeous papers from Three bugs in a rug.
I love these colours together :)
I am entering the following challenges with my card -
Allsorts - #51 - Fab sketch by Amanda
Cute Card Thursday #112 - Someone Special...

I have used a doily for the 1st time on my card, thanks Tammi!! and I have added spica glitter to her dress, gloves and flower. Close-up below :)

Cant wait to colour that dress in lots of different colours!!!

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Strawberry Cupcakes!!

A strawberry themed card for my Squiggle Wednesday post today ;)
I have used the cute 'Cupcake Girl' rubber stamp for my card which is the 'Stamp of the Month' just now, available @ half price, only £2.25!!
I love this little cutie for bright, fun birthday cards. I have used a yummy fruity themed kit I bought a while ago to make this card, I love the strawberry paper and all the fun chipboard shapes and flowers.

The image is coloured with promarkers in the following colours -
Skin - ivory, blush
Hair - tulip yellow, mustard, gold
Outfit - blossom, rose pink, bright green, grass, ruby
Cupcake - oatmeal, apricot, vanilla, pastel yellow, pale pink, baby pink
Outline - powder blue
I am entering the card into the following challenges -
Sketch Saturday #102 for the layout
Totally Gorjuss #29 - Pink & Green
Passion for Promarkers #51 - Strawberries & Cream

I can only dream of strawberries at the moment here in Scotland!! We've been having snow/sleet/hail showers the last couple of days!! Roll on summer......

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Just Cute Bears #16 - Multifold cards...

Morning everyone! What a morning I've had!! My broadband stopped yesterday :( This morning it was back on but I still could'nt connect but after 45 mins to a very helpful call centre I'm back!! Hopefully???

So it's time for another challenge from Just Cute Bears! This week the challenge is a
'multifold card'.

I could'nt decide what fold to do! so after a browse around the SplitcoastStampers site, great for many, many tutorials, I decided on a spring card :)

I have used this gorgeous 'Cuthbert' bear image from Tales from Pollycraft for my card. He was a Friday freebie and I managed to grab him as it was only available for 24 hours! More teddy designs are going to be released tomorrow and they are all fabulous!!!

The card base is made from Bazzill Bling and I used scraps for the rest of the card as it's only small about 5 1/4" square.

I will definitely make one of these cards again, it's good to try something new :)

Do check out the blog {HERE} to see all the DT cards x

Thanks for looking x

Friday, May 7, 2010

'Rachel, Little Angel'.....

A rare Friday post from me :) I started this card last weekend colouring the sweet little image which is a new special digi-stamp from Elisabeth Bell - you can find her {HERE}.

I coloured 'Rachel, Little Angel' as soon as I had printed it out in colours which were just on my desk at the time! Today I managed to finish my card and luckily found some papers to match!
The papers, sentiment and little flowers are from a Cosmo Cricket set and I coloured the image in the following promarkers -

Hair - buttercup, pastel yellow, mustard
Skin - ivory & blush
Outfit - red, berry red, denim blue, cornflower
Wings - cool grey 1,2,3 & stickles
Dotty Background - pastel blue, powder blue & denim blue

I am entering the card into the following challenges -
Totally Gorjuss - Stitching - I used the blue card for matting and white stitching so it looked a little like denim to match the dungarees!
PaperTakeWeekly #40 - I used the fab sketch for the layout :)

I'll be back on Sunday with my Just Cute Bears card.... have a great weekend x

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

'Get Krafty' - Gifts Galore....

It's a new month so time for a new prize challenge over on the Squiggle Stamps blog :)
It is my turn to set the challenge and so the theme this month is to 'Get Krafty' and use KRAFT on your card/project.
You can check out all the details {HERE} or by clicking on the May Prize photo in my sidebar :)

I decided to use the fab 'Gifts Galore' image for my card and went for a Kraft/Pink/Brown colour combo using 3 different papers in those colours.
The image is coloured with promarkers in coordinating colours too! with white highlights using my gel pen :0)

Dont worry if you dont have any Kraft - why not recycle and use an old manila envelope or a brown paper bag?

I'd love to see all your Squiggle creations! So Get Krafty!!

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Just Cute Bears #15 - Buttons & Bows...

A fabulous challenge from Just Cute Bears this week - Buttons & Bows...
I have used this gorgeous LOTV bear for my card, colouring as always with promarkers in colours to match the patterned papers.
The papers are K & Co 'Wild Raspberry' and the cardstock & ribbon are SU.
I love the red/teal colours together and I've kept the layout simple to showcase the lovely bear!
We have the fabulous Bev from 'All the things I love' as our Guest Designer this month, so do check out the blog {HERE} to see Bev's and all the DT's wonderful cards :) and see this week's fab stamp prize from CUDDLY BUDDLY Crafts!
Looking forward to seeing all your Buttons & Bows creations...
Thanks for looking xx