Saturday, July 31, 2010

Quick post...

Hi everyone :)
Just a very quick post from me! Had a lovely week camping up in the North of Scotland, good weather too :)
Back yesterday and tomorrow we are away again to visit family and friends back in Yorkshire!
So no cards from me for another week or so!! But I will be back!

Oh and I was thrilled to see I'm a 'Pollycraft Favourite' this week and I made the 'Top 5' at Allsorts today too!!!

Thank you Pollycraft and Allsorts :)

Back soon......

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Flash your Freebies... Part 2...

*2nd Post of the Day!! Please scroll down for my Just Cute Bears card..*
I really wanted to make sure I entered Part 2 of the fab
before we go away tomorrow for our hols :)
Everyone who entered Part 1 to use of one Paula's Friday Freebies received this wonderful 'Tortoise Hugs' digi image to use for Part 2 of the challenge with a theme of 'Think Green'...
So here is my GREEN card using the cute Tortoise Hugs image :)
I have coloured the image with promarkers and used the out of nesties technique to cut out and mount.
I have used glitter and whitewash coredinations, embossing the whitewash with an argyle embossing folder and sanding lightly.
To finish I added the green flower gems and stamped a 'birthday wishes' sentiment.
And for completing the challenge Paula is offering a free choice of image from the Pollycraft shop!! I'm off for a good browse now :) Sooo many to choose from!!
I am also entering my card into the -
'Happy Birthday' challenge over at the Pollycraft Challenge blog...
Well that's it for now :) No crafting for a week, but I am really looking forward to seeing some stunning scenery and visiting new places :) I might even find a craft shop or two!!!
See you soon, thanks for looking xx

Just Cute Bears #27 - Bear Necessities....

It's time for a new challenge from Just Cute Bears!
This week we would love to see your Clean & Simple bear cards :)
We have the lovely Paula from Pollycraft as our sponsor this week,
and here are the fabulous prizes from Paula, so 2 lucky winners this week :)
I love the Cuthbert & Kiki bears :)

I decided to use the 'cute cute' Cuthbert in the Garden for my card and it all came together very quickly keeping the 'Clean & Simple' theme in mind.

I printed the digi image and cut it to size to fit a C6 card with a patterned paper border. I stamped the Elzybells sentiment straight onto the image and then simply coloured cute Cuthbert with my promarkers adding faux stitches to finish :)

We are going camping for a few days tomorrow but I will be back to check out all your 'Clean & Simple' cards before the next challenge starts :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Baby Congratulations....

A 'New Baby' card tonight to wish many 'Congratulations' to my little brother and his partner for my new gorgeous niece :)
I have used this cute LOTV baby image (thanks Sonia!) coloured with promarkers and highlighted with white gel pen as always!
I love making baby cards! and I am entering my card into the following challenges -
Allsorts Challenge #62 - Card for a baby/child...
Totally Gorjuss #40 - Congratulations...
I will be back tomorrow with my Just Cute Bears card...
Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Make a Wish...

A Squiggle creation today :)
I decided to use the adorable 'Princess Daisy' as she has been uninked for too long!!
I have used the freebie MME Quite Contrary papers once again :) I do love these papers!!
Great colours for summer and fab patterns too!
I have coloured Daisy with promarkers to co-ordinate.
I am entering the following challenges with my card -
PaperTakeWeekly - Cutie Patootie..
I love Promarkers #24 - Buttons..
Truly Scrumptious #37 - Sketch and recycle option - The pink stitched ribbon was wrapped around a pair of new pyjamas!!
Fab n Funky Challenges #32- Reuse or Recycle - as above!...
Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Just Cute Bears #26 - Christmas in July...

It's a 'Christmas' themed challenge this week over at Just Cute Bears!
A chance to get a head start on all your Christmas cards :)

I have used one of my favourite Christmas stamps, this cute little FF bear keeping warm with his hot chocolate!
I have coloured the image as always with promarkers! and the papers are Doodlebug.

There are a few 'Christmas' themed challenges this week so I am entering the following challenges with my card -

FabnFunky Challenges #31 - It's.....Christmas!!
CuteCardThursday #121 - Get a Head Start.....Christmas!
Teddy Stampers #16 - As you wish...
and finally the fabulous layout is this week's sketch #112 from Sketch Saturday.

Do pop on over to the Just Cute Bears blog to see all the gorgeous 'Christmas' DT cards and I'm looking forward to visiting everyone's Christmas creations.
Thanks for looking xx

Friday, July 16, 2010

Betsy in the Garden...

I have managed to squeeze in an hour for a bit of crafting today :)
So I just had to use my new 'Betsy Bluebell' stamps from Penny Black,
how cute is she watering the garden!!
I have used the same papers as my last card, MME Quite Contrary and coloured the image with promarkers to match.
The layout is this week's fabulous sketch #109 from Penny Black Saturday
and I am also entering my card into the
'In the Garden' challenge from PapertakeWeekly...
'A Burst of Summer Colour' from Penny Black @ Allsorts - my 2nd entry :)
Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Daisy Love...

A card for a few challenges today :)
Hearts are the theme over at -
Allsorts #60 - July Love - show us your hearts...
Crafty Cardmakers #25 - Photo Inspiration of Love Hearts...
and at Cute Card Thursday #120 - 'Schools out for Summer' - Hooray!!
I have used the cute 'Daisy with Balloon' from Squiggle Stamps. The heart balloon and her cute little boots are paper pieced and I coloured the rest of the image with promarkers.
The gorgeous papers are MME Quite Contrary, free with this month's Cardmaking & Papercraft.
There is also a little heart gem inside the punched flower :)
Just a quick post! it's the school hols here and it's all go!!
Thanks for looking xx

Monday, July 12, 2010

Flash your Freebies!! - Pollycraft Challenges...

I've been looking through all today's challenges!! and over on the Pollycraft blogs these two challenges caught my eye :)
Paula at 'Tales from Pollycraft' has a special 'Flash your Freebies' challenge!!
You can read all about it {HERE}
And over at the Pollycraft Challenge Blog,
Emma has set the fabulous challenge of 'Bright & Bold'
So with these two challenges in mind, here is my card :)
I have used the ever so cute 'Cuthbert with Flowers' freebie and coloured him with promarkers, highlighting with a white gel pen.
The papers are K & Co and I have used my new oval nesties which arrived today :)
I can see me using these a lot!!!
Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just Cute Bears #25 - Sketch...

Time for a new challenge from Just Cute Bears!
This week we have a fabulous sketch from the lovely Helen, great sketch Helen! I have added it to my little sketch book :)
I have tried something different for a change, with minimal colouring too! I drew inspiration from the piece of white printed Kraft I found in my scrap box. It was the perfect size for my
6 x 6 card and the sketch!
I have stamped the FF image onto Kraft with brown ink and I have also stamped little flowers over the Kraft horizontal strip with white then brown ink.
The other new thing I have tried is using embossing powder to edge the cardstock for a distressed look! I think I was a bit heavy handed with the ink on the horizontal strip!! but it did'nt go too bad around the main image and I like the look so I will have to try it again :)
What do you think???
We have the fabulous Meljen Designs as our sponsor's this week and one lucky winner will receive 3 cute teddy images :)

Do check out the Just Cute Bears blog to see all fabulous DT cards and I look forward to seeing all your teddy creations x

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Miss Evie in Lilac...

A card to share today using the lovely Miss Evie Flowers from Squiggle Stamps :)
I have used Lou's July Squiggle challenge of -
and used all of them on my card!
I decided to try a different size card and fold to the norm :) and enjoyed trying something new!
The papers and flower/gems are all from the 'Henbury Lane' range from Papermania and I have coloured the digi image with promarkers with stickles highlighting the wings and the flowers in her hair :)
I have used this week's sketch #110 from Sketch Saturday for the layout. I have carried the sketch over onto the inside of the card as it's a different fold :)
Why not have a go at the challenge too? for a chance to win a £20 voucher to spend in the Squiggle Shop :)
Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Just Cute Bears #24 - Decoupage...

Morning everyone :)
What a fabulous sunny week we've had :) School is out for summer here now in Scotland so I do hope the fine weather continues :)
Onto this week's challenge from Just Cute Bears which is decoupage - either traditional decoupage or stamping and layering up your image.
I have used this gorgeous Penny Black teddy stamp called 'Joie de Vivre' for my main image, stamping and layering it up with foam pads up to 3 times.
You can see the layering better on the photo below :0)
The image is coloured with Promarkers and I have chalked in the sky background.
I have used very sunny colours for the sweet bear as I am entering my card into the following challenges -
*NEW* Penny Black @ Allsorts 1st challenge of a 'Burst of Summer Colour'
Sir Stampalot July Challenge - Summer...
I have also added white faux stitches for the 'In Stitches' challenge from PaperTakeWeekly.
The orange paper is Stampin Up and I have added the gems and ribbon tags to finish.
Do pop on over to the Just Cute Bears blog to see all the fabulous decoupage DT cards and also welcome our new monthly GDT member Becky to the team :)
Thanks for looking xx