Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just Cute Bears #10 - Easter!!

An 'Easter' challenge this week from Just Cute Bears!!
I have used one of my new Milton Bear stamps from Wild Rose Studio for my card. The wheelbarrow is normally full of flowers! but I loved the idea of filling it with Easter eggs ;) so I did'nt ink up the flowers and made the Easter eggs using a small balloon punch!

Card Ingredients -
Pretty floral paper - American Crafts
Cardstock - SU
Martha Stewart double loop punch
+ promarkers, mini flowers & stickles.

Do check out the Just Cute Bears blog {HERE} to see all the beautiful Easter cards the DT have made and to see this week's fabulous stamp prize from CUDDLY BUDDLY CRAFTS.....

The Easter holidays have begun here in Scotland :) so I am having a little blogging break as we are going to be busy visiting family and enjoying some quality time together :0)
I will be back in time for next week's challenge with another 'cute' bear card x

Thanks for looking! See you soon!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bouncing Bunny!!

Another spring creation today!! I like to make spring/Easter cards to give along with the chocolate eggs for my nieces & nephews :)
I am entering this card in the following challenges -

Stamp with Fun #51 - Easter
Passion for Promarkers #44 - A Spring creation inc. an animal :)
Crafty Cardmakers #17 - Spring into Spring! 2nd entry :)

I have used this very cute bouncing bunny from LOTV and coloured him in the following -
Bunny - cool grey 1,2,3 & putty
Flowers etc. - tulip yellow, gold, bright green, forest, powder blue & aztec blue
I have added stickles to the fluffy tail and ears and the flowers.

The glittery flower paper is DCWV and I have used Coredinations cardstock for the rest of the card. I finished by adding gems to the punched flowers and a (sshh) peel-off sentiment!!

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring is in the Air!!

A spring card today! I have definitely seen signs of spring in my garden at long last!! So this cute Spring bear from DigiStamp Boutique is perfect for all the spring-themed challenges this week!

I am entering the card into the following challenges -

Passion for Promarkers #43 - Sketch by Debbi
Allsorts #44 - Spring is in the Air
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #75 - Spring has Sprung
Totally Gorjuss #22 - Ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers #17 - Spring into Spring

I have coloured the image in the following promarkers -
Bear - oatmeal, honeycomb & ginger
Flowers etc. - red, tulip yellow, gold, bright green, forest & powder blue.

The papers are from a pack I have had for years and is missing the front cover?? and I have finished with the cheery yellow gingham ribbon and sentiment x

Hope the sun is shining where you are :0)

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just Cute Bears #9 - Sketch by Jane...

A fabulous sketch challenge this week from Just Cute Bears :)
DT member Jane has designed this versatile sketch for you to use, as always you can flip, rotate etc. as long as we can still see the original sketch!

I have used a digi bear stamp called 'Bridget Thanks' this week.
This very cute bear is a freebie image from 'Tales from Pollycraft' to celebrate reaching 600 followers!! Thank you Paula x
I have coloured 'Bridget' with promarkers and the gorgeous papers are Bo Bunny. I cut a flower from the paper for the bottom right corner embellishment and added some gems to the flowers and in 'Bridget's' hat.

As always we are sponsored by the generous
and here is the stamp you can win this week :)

I hope you can all join us again this week and I look forward to visiting your blogs x

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Squiggle Stamps Offer....

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend :) Just a quick post to let you all know that
Squiggle Stamps have a fantastic pre-Easter Holiday offer for everyone!!
15% off all orders from the Squiggle Stamps store until the 25th March 2010!
Just use the code - SpringSpecial
For all the details check out the blog {HERE} to read more.

And a quick reminder to say there is still plenty of time to enter the March challenge of
creating a 'SPRING' card using your Squiggle Stamps :)
There is a fabulous prize up for grabs and the winner is chosen randomly so
'you have to be in it to win it!!'
More details {HERE} x

I'll be back tomorrow with my Just Cute Bears challenge card x

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pretty window...

A 'just because' card today!
I wanted to use another of my new digi stamps I purchased recently from {HERE}
I love this stamp, it is called 'pretty window' and it is great to colour in, so many different colour combo's you could use :)

I have coloured the image with promarkers and added a little glitter to the centre of the flowers. The gorgeous patterned paper is K & Co Wild Raspberry and the cardstock is Coredinations Gemstones which I have embossed with swiss dots.
Edited to add! - It's an 'Anything Goes' theme over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge to
celebrate the launch of their new fabulous stamps so I am entering my card in the challenge :)

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, March 15, 2010

Picked for you...

A quick card from me today :) I wanted to make a little notecard to accompany some crafty stash I am giving to a young crafter to be!

I have used this week's colour combo from Passion for Promarkers of 'bright green & mango' for my inspiration and choice of papers.

The cute image is one of the new digi's from Squiggle Stamps, you can find it {HERE}, I have coloured using the following promarkers -

Hair - pastel yellow & gold
Skin - ivory & blush
Outfit, flowers & grass - mango, amber, pumpkin, bright orange, lime zest, lime green & bright green.
Basket - apricot & honeycomb

Papers are MME Bloom & Grow and I added the buttons as a finishing touch x

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Just Cute Bears #8 - All White....

A great challenge this week from Just Cute Bears - use all white :0)
I love this technique as it really makes your coloured image pop and be
the main focus of your card!

I have used my new Milton Bear from Wild Rose Studio for this card, how cute?
I have coloured him in promarkers using different shades of brown to usual for a change! The rest of the card is just plain white cardstock which I usually stamp onto, embossed in different Cuttlebug folders :)
The main image and mat I have also edged in glitter and mounted on 3-d foam.

We have another fabulous stamp on offer this week from

So why not have a go and come and join in the challenge to make an 'all white' card!

Do check out the blog {HERE} to see all the beautiful DT creations and I look forward to visiting you all to see your 'teddy' creations x

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I inked up this cute Sugar Nellie stamp called 'Reflective' the other day for a swap and thought I have'nt used this one in ages!! so I inked one up for me and made this card :)
I am entering it into the following challenges -

Cute Card Thursday - #102 Lucky Green, I have used green tones and details.
Friday Sketchers - #92 Claudia's sketch.
Crafty Cardmakers - #16 Feminine Celebration.

I have coloured the image with promarkers adding highlights with my white pen. Papers are by Bo Bunny and I finished with the green gems and the 'dream' epoxy sticker from K & Co which suits this image well I think :0)
Thanks for looking xx

Monday, March 8, 2010

Back to Nature...

A card for the following challenges -
'Back to Nature' theme from Passion for Promarkers.
'Spring' theme over at Stamp with Fun and
'Flower Power' over at Cupcake Craft Challenges :)

I have just recently got myself a new printer so this opens up a whole new world of digi stamping for me!!! I found this gorgeous daffodil digi image over at the Sketching Stamper Digi Stamps blog {HERE} and thought it would be perfect for spring/Mother's Day cards and had to have it!

I really enjoyed colouring the flowers and I used the following promarkers -

Flowers - buttercup, tulip yellow, sunflower & gold
Leaves - lime zest, lime green & emerald
Outline - pastel blue & powder blue
I added stickles to the inside of the flowers too :)

I have kept the rest of the card simple with just a little embossing and ribbon to finish so the image is the main focus of the card!

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Just Cute Bears #7 - Mother's Day.....

Another week has flown by! so time for the next challenge from Just Cute Bears!
This week we would love to see your Mother's Day cards x
I thought this Penny Black bear with a huge bunch of flowers would be perfect! The bright spring colours are inspired by the colours in the MME papers. I have added lots of gems and an epoxy 'love' sticker from K & Co to finish :)
Do check out the blog {HERE} to see all the fabulous DT creations
and here is the gorgeous stamp you can win this week from

Cant wait to see all your 'teddy' creations :)
Thanks for looking xx

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spring flowers...

It's a busy day today at Squiggle HQ! Today see's the release of 6 new digi stamps!
Click {HERE} to see them all :0)

It's also time for a brand new monthly challenge over on the Squiggle Stamps blog!
DT Caz has chosen the theme of

All you need need to do to win this fabulous prize is create a project with a spring theme and incorporate a Squiggle Stamp. This can be either digi or a rubber stamped image - prices start at just 99p! so have a good look in the shop :0)

You can combine with any other challenges and most importantly have FUN!!
The challenge is open until midnight on the 31st March 2010.

For my spring card I have used the new Sunny Flower girl digi stamp coloured with promarkers in spring colours. Papers are FF Pink Parfait and I have used my MS punches for the border and butterflies :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges -

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Simonne's sketch

Totally Gorjuss - card for Mum - I love this card! so I think I'll give it to my son to send to me on Mother's Day!!! Anyone else cant bear to give their cards away LOL!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's Squiggle 'SPRING' creations x

Thanks for looking xx