Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas Daisy...

A 'Christmas' card to share today :)
I have used the cute 'Daisy with Gift' from Squiggle Stamps, not just a Christmas stamp but good for all year round!!
I have stamped Daisy onto Kraft and coloured with prisma pencils to give my promarkers a rest!!
The papers are DCWV and the sentiment is a Penny Black stamp :)
The layout is the fabulous sketch #47 from Sketch & Stash - my new stash is the white flowers, a bargain from Poundland!!!
And I have found a couple of new challenges to enter, well new to me anyway!! so I am also entering my card in the following challenges.....
MAWTT #70 - a card for a child...
Bah! Humbug! #42 - Presents...

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Penny Black Saturday #125 - Zig Zags or Triangles....

It's the weekend!! Hurrah!! So time for a new challenge from Penny Black Saturday :)
This week we would love to see Zig Zags or Triangles on your creations!
There is a fabulous prize up for grabs! A 15% LIFETIME discount voucher from
PB Stamps

- an amazing store with sooooo many gorgeous Penny Black Stamps to choose from!!!

For my card I have used both triangles and zig zags!
I wanted to include bunting somewhere on my project as soon as I knew the challenge :) and I love my Martha Stewart zigzag punch so it had to be used!
I have also embossed the 1st layer of zig zags with a diamond embossing folder!!
The stamp I have not used for ages..... and was the perfect size for my card, I have coloured the cute hedgie and friends with promarkers and the bright fun papers are from the K & Co basics range.

I hope you find the time to join in with this week's challenge, do check out the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog to see all the wonderful creations by the DT x

Oh and a BIG Happy Birthday to Joey from the Penny Black Saturday team xx
Thanks for looking xx

Friday, October 29, 2010

Have a Sweet Christmas...

A 'clean & simple' card today using this cute Penny Black Mimi stamp called 'Gift of Giving'.....
I have used non traditional colours for Christmas but I love this pink and green together!
The paper is from a Christmas paper pad by Dovecraft and I finished with the gingham ribbon & bow :)
I am entering my card into the following challenges -
PaperTakeWeekly - Sparkly & Bright...
Fab n Funky Challenges #46 - Keeping it Clean & Simple...

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sweet Pea Creation...

Something very different from me today!!!
I nearly always do 'cute' but I saw these stamps in my local craft shop a couple of weeks ago and had to buy a couple :)
I particularly liked this one as it comes with a lovely sentiment stamp too.

I was'nt too sure about colouring them but really enjoyed colouring this image this afternoon. I have used my promarkers to colour and the papers are a mix of Doodlebug and Papermania.
I have found a couple of Sweet Pea stamps challenge blogs so I am entering my card into their challenges as well as a couple of others :)

In a Sweet Pea Dream Challenge #4 - Things with Wings...
Flutterby Wednesday's #128 - Colour Combo - purple, orange & black..
Truly Scrumptious #44 - Sketch & optional extra of petals, pearls and pins, I have used petals and pearls :)

I hope you like my 'something different' today :)

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Penny Black Christmas...

A couple of Penny Black Christmas cards today :)
I just received this PB stamp set as a freebie gift for taking out a magazine subscription as well as a couple of others and I am very pleased with them :)
This transparent set is called 'Best Day Ever' and there are lots of cute hedgies to stamp with!!

I have gone for a red/white/kraft colour combo and coloured the images with promarkers.
The embossed snowflake paper is also from Penny Black, they have quite a range of lovely papers.
I have added buttons to finish :)
I am entering my cards into the Penny Black Octoberfest Challenge
and also
Crafty Cardmakers #32 - Use a freebie....

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just Cute Bears & Friends #38 ~ Sketch by Helen..

Time for a new challenge from Just Cute Bears and some news too :)
From today the challenge blog will now be called
 'Just Cute Bears and Friends'....
so as well as your cute bears :) any other animal images can now be used!!
So even more ways to take part and enjoy the fun!!

This week's challenge is a sketch by the lovely Helen :)
I have made another spooky card! although not very spooky!! Bentley Bear is just too cute to spook :)
The image is a digi stamp I found on the Cardmaking & Papercraft website.
I have coloured the image with promarkers and all the papers are from my scrap box. The sentiment is computer generated.
My son has claimed this card :) so I am sending it to him for Halloween!!

I am entering the following challenges with my card -

Stamp with Fun #81 - Halloween
Spoonfull of Sugar #126 - BOO!
Fab n Funky Challenges #45 - 'Things that go bump in the night'...
Teddy Stampers #22  - Open Theme...

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spooky Nights!!

Hurrah it's Saturday!! and I can now tell you my exciting news!
I was shocked and thrilled last weekend when the lovely Kath and girls from the
 emailed me to ask if I wanted to join their happy team!!!!
It did'nt take any thinking about :) I said YES!! please :)
So today's card is my first card as part of the Penny Black Saturday DT!!!
Today's challenge #124 is - 'Spooky Nights' - Halloween...
and the fabulous prize on offer is 4 rolls of ribbon of your choice from Fantastic Ribbons...

I panicked slightly when I realised my 1st challenge would be Halloween as I dont have any Penny Black Halloween stamps! but I got creative and found this fabulous digi 'Eerie Scene' stamp from Make it Crafty and made a spooky night scene for Penny Black's cute Betsy Bluebell and companion!!
I think the wee dog looks rather spooked and wishes he could go home lol! 
I managed to mask Betsy and her dog into the scene with a little trial and error and had great fun colouring the image with promarkers.
The image is quite large so I finished simply with the ribbon and 'spooky' sentiment and a fab little wooden bat button :)

Do pop on over to the Penny Black Saturday blog to see the rest of the DT creations, there are some wonderful 'Halloween' cards for inspiration :)

A big Thank-You to the PBSC girls for asking me aboard :)

I will be back tomorrow with another spooky card!!

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, October 22, 2010

You Rock!!

Something a little different today :)
As I went all pink & girly for my last card! Today's card is 'One for the Boys'.....
My something different is I have stamped onto Kraft for a change and coloured with my long neglected Prisma's!! I have tried this before but my last attempt did'nt seem to show up very well, I think it was the colours I used! After seeing Judy using this technique the other week I decided to give it another try, and I much prefer the effect this time, the colours stand out much better :)
I am entering the following challenges with my card -

CES Challenges #8 - Male Birthday...
Cupcake Craft Challenges #113 - Boys and their Toys!!
The Sugar Bowl Challenge #46 - a fab sketch by Marlene and theme 'One for the Boys'....

I will be back tomorrow with another card and some very exciting news!!! :)

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pretty in Pink....

A pretty in pink card today :) I love these new Christmas papers from Dovecraft called 'Christmas Fancy', they are a lovely subtle shade of dusky pink.
I have used a Penny Black stamp called 'Winter Swing' for my card, colouring the image with promarkers in shades of pinks and greys. I have also added lots of stickles which do not show up on the main photo, but you can see some sparkle below :) 
I am entering the following challenges with my card -
Penny Black Saturday Challenge #123 - a fabulous sketch by Debby
Totally Gorjuss #52 - Pink
Passion for Promarkers #74 - make a pink/white Christmas card...

I am also uploading it onto Flickr for the Penny Circle 'Octoberfest' challenge :)

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Too Cute to Spook!!

A 'Halloween' themed card today :)
I love 'Witchy Daisy' from Squiggle Stamps, not very spooky!! more 'Too cute to Spook!'

I have coloured the image with promarkers using bright halloween colours of purple, orange & green adding lime green stickles around the image.
I added the black ribbon as I think it looks like spiderweb :)
I am entering the following challenges with my card -

Passion for Promarkers #73 - Colour Combo - orange, black, green & purple + Halloween...
Cute Card Thursday #134 - What's buggin' you?
Allsorts Challenge #74 - Let's play Bingo... I have used the pearls, stickles & ribbon line :)

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Get Well Kitty...

A 'Get Well' card today for my Sister in Law who LOVES cats!!
I have used a Penny Black transparent set called 'in the garden'....

There are some really lovely images in this set, not just the cute cats but also some gorgeous floral images.
I have coloured the images with promarkers and the papers are MME - a freebie paper pack from a mag.
I am entering the following challenges with my card -
Colour Create #55 - Pink, Green & Cream..
Penny Black Saturday #122  - Use 2 or more Penny Black images, I have 3!
PaperTakeWeekly  -  3 of a kind - I have used 3 papers, 3 main images and 3 flowers!

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn Leaves...

An 'Autumn' themed card today :)
I love autumn especially the colours, the rich reds, oranges and browns. Here in Speyside, the trees are definitely turning and some trees look like they are on fire! the colours are amazing :)

I have used a cute digi image from Squiggle Stamps called 'Autumn Girl', perfect for all the autumn challenges around at the moment :)
I have coloured the image with promarkers and added the cute little mushrooms as a fun embellishment!!

I am entering the following challenges with my card -
Fab n Funky Challenges #43 - Use a Digi Image...
Charisma Cardz #40 - Autumn Colours...

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just Cute Bears #37 - Baby....

We are back with a new challenge today over at Just Cute Bears :)
This fortnight we would love to see 'Baby' cards!!
(with an option of gingham paper and ribbon)
We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp..

 and one lucky winner will win this cute Popcorn Bear 'Bundle of Joy' stamp set...
 I have created my baby card in yellow so I know I have a spare baby card in the box if I need one in a hurry!!
The cute bear is one from Stamping Bella which was unused!! in my stamp draw :) Not any more! I think I will make a batch of these in pink/blue too :)
The gingham paper is Papermania and I have layered it up with some SU cardstock with a white embossed panel to make the main panel stand out. The ribbon is a small scrap of self adhesive gingham ribbon.

I am entering my card into this week's Allsorts challenge #73 - Song Inspiration.... My song is 'Baby, now that I've found you!! by The Foundations...

Do check out the Just Cute Bears blog to see all the other gorgeous DT 'baby' cards, there are some beautiful cards this week.

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sweet Slumber...

Well I'm back sooner that I thought!!  I received this Penny Black stamp in the post yesterday!
and just had to use it straight away!! Thanks Cathy :)
I have had a very lucky week this week full of Penny Black surprises :) I won a prize for my card in the PB at Allsorts Sept. challenge, I won the Sept. Scraplift challenge over on the official Penny Black blog and I got a mention on Penny Black's Twitter for my tiny hedgie circle card in my last post!! Phew!! So much excitement :) So onto today's Penny Black card....
I love this image! How cute is the little mouse sleeping off a sugar fix!!
The image is called 'Sweet Slumber' from Penny Black and I have coloured with promarkers, the papers are all from a freebie pad with a magazine :)
I am entering the following challenges with my card -

Passion for Promarkers #72 - 'Recycled', the pink stitched ribbon was wrapped around a new pair of pj's!
I Love Promarkers #35 - 'Think Pink'...
Friday Sketchers Sketch #123...

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autumn Hedgie...

(click photo for a clearer picture, not sure why Mr.Blogger is making the photos a little fuzzy!)
An 'Autumn' themed card today :)
It is only tiny!! as I've used my circle nesties to make the card base!
I have used a cute Penny Black stamp called 'Daisy Hedgehog' which was small enough to fit on my little card!
I have used lovely autumn colours for the card base and I am not sure of the flower paper? The hedgie is coloured with promarkers and I finished by adding the felt flowers, buttons and bow :)
I am entering the following challenges with my card -

Sir Stampalot October Challenge - Autumn Breezes, Buttons and a Bow...
Penny Black Saturday #121 - Dont be square...
An Oldie but a Goodie #3 - All creatures great & small...

I will be back on Sunday with my Just Cute Bears card :), hopefully sooner if I manage some more crafting time!!

Thanks for looking xx 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Picking Apples...

Cant believe it's been a week since I last posted!! I do have a good excuse though!!
 My MIL came up to stay for a few days so that was my craft area out of bounds for a while :)
But I was back in there today and I have had a lovely morning crafting away!!
I managed to make a couple of cards and for today's card I fancied making a 'boy' card for a change.
I have used these lovely 'Oliver's Orchard' stamps from Buzzcraft - I bought these stamps way back in the summer hols and this is the 1st time I've inked them up!
I have coloured the image with promarkers and the papers are from a big box of K & Co basic papers.
I am entering my card into the following challenges -

Friday Sketchers Sketch #122
PaperTakeWeekly's 3rd Anniversary - Favourite Challenge from the past 3 years....
I have used 'In the Garden' 12.7.10 & 'Check this Out' 16.2.10
There's a Happy Birthday Blog Hop to take part in too :) Congratulations PaperTake!!

Well I will be back tomorrow to share my other card. I'm hoping to get in the garden now as it's a lovely afternoon :)

Thanks for looking xx