Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just Cute Bears #2 - Congratulations!!

Time for another challenge from Just Cute Bears!! This week's challenge is 'Congratulations'.

This can be of course interpreted in many ways so the choice is yours :0) I chose to make a baby card with this cute Penny Black balloon bear.

I have coloured the image with prisma pencils for a change! I like the softer colours for this image and I have covered the balloon with stickles. The papers are from the Pink Parfait Forever Friends paper pad.

The cute embossed pram postage stamp detail is a cuttlebug die & embossing folder and I cut the little ribbon slide and oval mat in the cuttlebug too using Nellie dies.
I loved visiting everyone's blogs to see all the wonderful girly creations last week :0) There are so many different bears I now need!!! I do hope you will all take part again x

Remember any creation is allowed, card, atc, altered project etc. as long as it features a bear :) and there is another wonderful Cuddly Buddly stamp on offer for one lucky winner this week.

Visit the blog HERE for more details and to see all the DT cards and stamp prize x

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, January 29, 2010


Something a little different from me today :) I had a little spending spree last weekend for my birthday and this is one of the stamps I bought from the lovely Jacqui at Simply Create, one of my favourite craft shops!!

Jacqui is currently running a 'pink challenge' until the 1st February. You can find all the details HERE. There is fabulous candy to be won and all the cards are going to be donated to CLAN for fundraising.

I have used my new Hero Arts Engraved Flower stamp and the butterfly is from a SU set. The pink papers are from a Forever Friends paper pad.

I followed this week's wonderful sketch from PaperTakeWeekly for the layout :0)

I can see me using this stamp a lot!! Hope you like it x

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunny Anya!!

A card for 2 challenges today, I have combined the following -

Passion for Promarkers - girly, girly - any colours
Totally Gorjuss - dimension

I have used this gorgeous Anya image coloured in the following promarkers -
Hair - sandstone, cocoa & burnt sienna
Skin - ivory, blush & pastel pink
Outfit - mustard & gold, pumpkin & mandarin, meadow green & apple green

The papers are MME Bloom & Grow and the gems & ribbon are from the most recent Docrafts goody bag.
For dimension I have added the square gems, a ribbon bow, the butterfly with gems and the main image panel is raised on foam pads.

The sun is shining today :0) so I think it has inspired the orange & yellow colours!!!
Before I go just a quick 'Hello' to Fiona if your reading this :0) It was great to chat to you on Saturday!! Hope you got lots of stamping & colouring done!!

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just Cute Bears - Challenge 1...

Today's the day for the 'Just Cute Bears' first blog challenge!!!

The theme this week is 'One For the Girls'....

You can make a card, ATC, bookmark, altered project etc. as long as it features a cute Teddy Bear somewhere on your creation!!

The challenges are being sponsored by Cuddly Buddly Crafts, so fabulous cute stamps to win every week!!!

I am thrilled to be have been asked to join the DT and really enjoyed sorting all my teddy stamps out ready for the challenges!! I was surprised at how many I have!!!!

I have used this lovely Penny Black teddy relaxing with a glass of something! for my girly card. I have coloured the image with promarkers and the papers are Cosmo Cricket. I love the soft greens and pinks together! I've finished by adding some pretty butterflies and gems.

Do check out the 'Just Cute Bears' blog to see all the wonderful cards made by the DT and this week's stamp prize up for grabs :0)

Looking forward to visiting everyone's blogs and seeing cute teddy creations xx

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, January 21, 2010

'He was a Skaterboy!'

A friend asked me to make a card for her young nephew who likes skateboarding so this cute 'Hey Dude' skaterboy from Squiggle Stamps was perfect!

I have used SU cardstock and the patterned paper is from a DCWV Glitter Stack. The layout is Nicole's sketch from Truly Scrumptious. I turned it to suit the image and have used buttons instead of flowers!! The optional extra is 'stitching', real or faux, so I have embossed the stitches down the side using the cuttlebug.

Check out the Squiggle Stamps website and blog for news and to see the 'soon to be released' Lilliput stamps, they are fabulous!

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Fantastic news!!! Ali has asked me to join the DT for the new challenge blog - Just Cute Bears...

Challenges start next weekend on Sunday the 24th January, so dust off all your cute teddy stamps :0)

I cant wait to get started!!

A great end to the weekend :0)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Snowy Gorjuss girl....

A multi-challenge card today :0) I have combined the following challenges as they all worked together well!

Docrafts - Gorjuss girl challenge - 'snowy theme'. I have used icy colours, snowflake paper & a snowflake embellishment.
Stamp with Fun - #41 - Snowflakes
Passion for Promarkers - #34 Cool Aqua & Cocoa colour combo.
Colour Create - Colour combo of Kraft, Blue and White + texture. The snowflake is covered with twinklets.
Friday Sketchers - sketch #85 by Jacque.

The image is Foxy Gorjuss girl from Sugar Nellie and I have coloured her in the following -

Skin - Ivory & Blush
Hair - Caramel & Cocoa
Outfit - Cool Aqua & Cocoa
Fox - Ivory, Caramel & Cocoa
Outlined in Cool Grey 1

I have used Kraft cardstock for matting and I'm not sure of the gorgeous papers as they were a gift x I have added a punched edge with my new MS punch and finished with the little gems!

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New challenge blog - Just Cute Bears....

There is a new challenge blog starting soon dedicated to 'Just Cute Bears'. They have a DT call on at the moment so I thought I'd give it a go :) I LOVE Teddy Bears!!

I have used this cute Forever Friends bear stamp I bought in the New Year sales :0) for my card. The image is coloured with promarkers and I added the polka dots to the present with a white gel pen. The papers are 3 bugs in a rug.

The layout is this week's fabulous sketch #32 from PaperTakeWeekly.

Do hop on over and check out all the details here - Just Cute Bears....

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How much snow!!!

Hi everyone! Crafting has come to a standstill once again I'm afraid :( Still so much snow around (although the thaw has begun I think?) and that = digging, shovelling etc and the school is still closed and again tomorrow!! so doing lots of activities with DS to keep ourselves amused :)
Kath over at AllthatGlitter's wants to see how much snow everyone has :) so I measured the snow in the garden yesterday, the ruler is 18" so you can see how deep it is!!!! and it's much deeper where it has drifted against the walls etc.
The 2nd photo is what our walk to the local shop looks like! A very narrow tunnel along the path and can you see all the icicles on everyone's houses! (click the photo for a better view)
The third photo is my friend's lovely view from her kitchen window :0) The snow is upto the bottom of the windowsill and can you see all the snow perched on the birdtable!! I managed to capture the sun just setting on the forest in the background, it looked as if it was on fire IRL :)
I am hoping normal crafting posts will resume soon, hope you like the photos x
Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Birthday Boy!

A card for my 'not so little now' son Jacob who is celebrating his 8th birthday today! Hurrah!!
He's had a lovely day made even better for him! by having an extended Christmas holiday as the school did'nt re-open today because of all the snow :) It was his birthday wish not to go to school on his special day!!
I have used the sketch from the Allsorts challenge #33 of New or Old for the layout. Love the sketch and it's perfect for a boy card, he loved all the gold stars :) All the stash is old but new! The stamp had never been inked!!! but Jacob put in a request for a fishing card so it was perfect. Image coloured with promarkers and the papers are Bo Bunny I think?
I'll leave you with a photo of the Birthday Boy with his chocolate cake Mummy was busy making this morning :0)

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Year gift....

Hurrah!! I finally managed to get back crafting!! I made and decorated this folder to put in some yummy shortbread as a little gift when we were invited to friend's for New Year's drinks last night. A wee dram and shortbread go very well together :0)

I have used SU cardstock for the folder and the paper is 3 bugs in a rug, I decorated the folder to match the whisky bottle!!
I have used this cute Tilda image and accessories and coloured using the following promarkers -

Hair, Shoes, Basket - Caramel, Cocoa and Burnt Sienna
Skin - Ivory & Blush
Outfit - Lavender, Lilac and Amethyst and Mint Green & Grey Green
Bottles - Pear Green and Olive
Ice Bucket - Warm greys 1,2 & 3

I am entering this into the Passion for Promarkers 'Mega Christmas challenge' to make 'anything but a card' with a Christmas or New Year theme! Entries need to be in by the 5th of January so I've just made it!!

Anyway hope you like my little make, I've made these folders before at Easter/Halloween time and they're great for chocolate lollies/sweeties etc. to give as a gift :)

I'm going to have a go at a few challenges now, I will leave you with some more views of the folder!!

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all a fabulous, happy and healthy 2010 with lots of crafting too!! I have'nt done any crafting over this holiday! we still have tons of snow with more arriving everyday it seems! and we have spent a lot of time digging ourselves and the car out numerous times! We have been enjoying the snow too though, we have had 2 days ski-ing at the Lecht which is only 40 mins away from our village and a very pretty drive it is too! I have uploaded a few of my favourite photos to share with you all :)

Today we took part in the traditional New Years Day Boy's Walk in the village, lots of people turn out along with the Dufftown Pipe Band to march around the village and wish everyone a Happy New Year!! The boys lead the way! you can see my son Jacob in the first row with the camoflauge jacket on all ready to start the walk ;0)

I am definitely going to do some crafting this weekend!! I got a few bits and pieces in the sales :0) so I will be back with some cards next week xx

Happy New Year to you all,