Saturday, February 26, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #140 - Pearls and Lace...

Another fabulous challenge this week over at Penny Black Saturday :)
Challenge #140 is 'Pearls & Lace'....

I have used the cute 'Betsy Bluebell' transparent set to create a bright, fun Easter card.
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and the lovely strip of glittery paper is W r Memory Keepers . The 'Happy Easter' sentiment is handwritten!!
The bottom of the card I have debossed with a Sizzix Christmas embossing folder!!
I dont have any traditional used a bright blue lacy ribbon instead :)

There are 2 fabulous prizes to be won this week...
4 rolls of ribbon of your choice from Fantastic Ribbons
A 15% off discount lifetime voucher from PB Stamps :)

I am entering my card into the following challenges ~
The layout is the fab sketch #53 from PaperTakeWeekly 
 The Penny Black Inc. Easter Card Challenge
Stamp Something - Something with Flowers challenge...

Do check out the blog to see all the gorgeous cards created by the DT....looking forward to seeing all your creations x

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, February 24, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge #6 - BLDC6...

My DT card for this week's Colour Challenge over at By LORi Designs Challenge :)
I love this's great to try new colour combo's which I would never have thought of!!
Here are the colours this week....

I have used Ella from the Lollipop her dotty dress :)
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and ended up just using a small strip of floral paper.

You can find all LORi's designs {HERE}....
There are some great new 'Special Edition' digi stamps....featuring LORi's designs merged together to create new cute designs for the not so computer savvy peeps like me!!! :)

I am entering my card into the 'Birthday Wishes' challenge #140 over at A Spoonfull of Sugar...
& the
'Something Funky' challenge over at Stamp Something...

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Simple Spring card....

There are a lot of 'Spring/Easter' challenges at the moment so I thought I'd have a go at a CAS (clean & simple) Spring card :)
I have used a very old Penny Black stamp from 1999!! called Blossom Circle 1418K and stamped it in SU Sage Shadow ink adding a little water to add to the watercolour effect.
I have also added a little Regal Rose ink to the tiny flowers with a waterbrush.....then I got busy with my tiny flower punches to add more flowers to the image...finishing with pearl centres :)
{The yellow flowers are a lot paler IRL!! I cant seem to get a good photo}
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges ~

Penny Black at Allsorts Feb. Challenge - Say it with Flowers...2nd entry
Less Is More #3 - Spring....I've been wanting to enter this new challenge since the start!! finally got there!
Incy Wincy #82 - Use punches or dies
Oldie but a Goodie #13 - Spring is in the Air
& finally.....
The challenge over on the Penny Black Inc. blog is 'Easter cards', I think this would be suitable to send 'Easter Wishes' to someone special :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #139 - Cards for Men...

It's a 'Cards for Men' challenge this week over at Penny Black Saturday :)
Always a challenging challenge!! for me anyways!
I have used one of the older Penny Black images called 'Fly Away'....
and coloured the image with promarkers and prismas, the papers and elements are all from my scrapbox :)
I had to include a button as they always feature on my mens cards :)

I have used this week's sketch #178 from Mojo Monday for the layout and I have added some embossed vellum so I can enter the 'Vellum' challenge over at the Penny Black Inc. blog too  :)

There's two fabulous Penny Black stamps up for grabs this week.... generously donated by the lovely Pauline and Carole.....

and finally a little toot for Kath & Nat from the Penny Black Saturday DT who have both been featured in this month's Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine....congrats girls x
and the Penny Black Saturday blog got a mention too!!!
We would love to see you all join in the fun with us this week :)
Looking forward to seeing all your creations for the men in your life!

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, February 18, 2011

Teddy Stampers Challenge #30 - Colour Challenge...

I'm back with my 2nd GDT card for Teddy Stampers :)
Challenge #30 is a lovely colour combo of Pink, Brown & White.....
I love these colours!!

I have used one of my favourite Penny Black teddy bear stamps called 'Imagine'....I coloured the image with promarkers and prisma's and the papers and cardstock were all from my scrapbox :)
I have followed sketch #55 from Sketch & Stash for the layout.....and my new stash is the lovely pearl ribbon slider and the craftwork cards sentiment.

Teddy Stampers are sponsored by Whiff of Joy for this challenge and there is a wonderful teddy stamp to be can check out all the details {HERE} and do check out all the beautiful pink/brown/white cards from the Design Team :)
I have really enjoyed being Guest Designer for February at Teddy Stampers....thanks girls for having me :)

I will be back tomorrow with my Penny Black Saturday card...thanks for looking xx

Thursday, February 17, 2011

By LORI Designs Challenge 5 ~ BLDC#5

Morning!! Thursday is By LORi Designs Challenge day and this week's colours to follow are gorgeous!!
I love the rich browns, greens and purples together....

And here is my card for this week's challenge....

I have used the cute Birthday Emma from the PuddleJumpers range and a mixture of papers from my stash to match the colours :)
The layout is this week's fab sketch #95 from Sweet Stop Sketches.

Do check out all the gorgeous DT creations over on the {BLOG} for inspiration and you can see all LORi's wonderful designs {HERE}....

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Letraset Blending Pairs Competition....

Just a quick post to let you know about a wonderful competition Letraset are running....

Do you want to win all three of Letraset's new Blending Sets? We’re asking you to submit YOUR favourite blending pairs and every participant will be entered into a draw to win all 3 sets!
ProMarker Blending Sets have been specially selected and each set features ‘Pairs’ of colours which blend well together.

There are many more great combinations across ProMarker’s full range of 148 colours, the key is to experiment!
You can check out all the details {HERE} on how to enter :)

Here are just a few of my favourite blending pairs....

I could add many more!! as I do love my promarkers....and I would LOVE to win these fab sets!!

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spring Daisy...

A fresh Spring card today....
I have used one of my favourite Squiggle Stamps ~ Daisy with Flowers :)
I found the pretty pale pink card blank and dotty frame in my stash and they inspired my Spring card!
The image is coloured with promarkers with shading added with prisma pencils....papers by Basic Grey.
I enjoyed making a C6 card as a change to the usual square!!
I am entering the following challenges with my card ~
Totally Gorjuss #67 - Love...
Incy Wincy Designs #81 - Colour Me Wonderful...use a min. of 2 mediums

Oh and before I go....a quick shout-out for the lovely Ali who is having major problems with Blogger and now has a new blog address - 
 so do pop across and visit :) 

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, February 12, 2011

An Award :)

I received this lovely award today from Gemma over at....Gems Little Creations
Thanks ever so much Gemma, much appreciated xx
This special award, is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light and in accepting the award I have had to agree to the following conditions;

1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 + followers....

I would love to pass this award onto....
Heidi at Mainland crafting buddy :)
Aud at Audsantics
Janice at Stamping Mad
Jenny B at Craft by Jenny

Do check out their fabulous blogs...congrats girls :) Hope you accept the award x

This is my 2nd post today :) My Penny Black Saturday Challenge card is below!
Thanks for looking xx

Penny Black Saturday #138 - Pretty in Pink...

A 'pink' challenge this week over at Penny Black Saturday :)
We would love to see all your 'Pretty in Pink' cards....

I have gone for a clean & simple look again....with no patterned papers this time and just some pearls for embellishment :)
I love this sweet image and thought it would be perfect for the pink challenge although I could'nt help sneaking a bit of green in for contrast!!
I have coloured the image with promarkers with prismas for shading :)

Do pop over to the blog to see all the gorgeous 'pink' cards from the DT and check out this week's prize for one lucky winner.....

I am also entering my card into the 'Crafting with White Space' challenge over on the Penny Black Inc. blog.

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, February 10, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge #4 - BLDC4...

Some exciting news today!!! A little while ago I applied to join the By LORi Designs DT.....and I was so excited and thrilled when I saw my name on the DT list announcement :)
Thank you LORi!!
I LOVE LORi's designs....the cute PuddleJumpers, Spoonfuls, Lollipops...and many more, you can find them all {HERE}

There is a weekly challenge BLOG to use all your By LORi Designs images and each week there is a colour combo to follow.....
Challenge #4's colour combo is below....
and this is my 1st card as part of the By LORi Designs DT :)
I have used one of the adorable 'Spoonful' images and this sweetie is called 'Nellie'.
I love this colour combo....I coloured the image with promarkers and prismas for shading and found these gorgeous papers by K & Co to coordinate.

Do pop over to the BLOG to check out the challenge and see all the stunning cards the new DT have created....I'm really looking forward to working with everyone :)

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crafting with 'white space'...

I was inspired to make today's card by the new reader challenge over on the
Denise has sent the challenge to use the white space on your card as a primary can check out all the details {HERE}
Denise and the PB DT are showcasing 'white space' cards and there are some stunning cards to inspire!
So this is my interpretation :)
I have used the fab 'You're the Bestest' cat stamp and really enjoyed colouring in this sweet kitty....the image is coloured with promarkers and keeping to the 'white space' theme I have just added a small strip of coordinating yellow dp to set the image off.

I am also entering my card into ~
Penny Black at Allsorts February Challenge - 'Say it with Flowers'
Pear Tree Designs #35 - Free for All

I do love this CAS style although it's quite hard to leave so much white space :) Think of the patterned paper you'd save!!

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #137 - Love is...

Time for a new challenge from Penny Black Saturday!
'Love is...???' Finish the phrase on your card.

I have used a new sweet teddy I managed to get 1/2 price in the sales...I knew it would be perfect for this challenge :)
I experimented with my promarkers to colour the cute teddy and used different colours to the usual....I went for sandstone, caramel and umber for shadows.
My favourite hearts embossing folder was used again and I computer generated the sentiment :)

We have the lovely Helen joining us this month as Guest Designer...I know Helen is a huge Penny Black fan so do pop over to her blog to see all Helen's fabulous PB creations :)
There are fantastic prizes to be won this week -
A yummy selection of ribbons from The Ribbon Girl....

One of my favourite Penny Black teddy stamps - Joie De Vivre :)

I am entering my card in the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - 'Love is in the Air'
Penny Black Inc Blog Sketch Challenge...
Sir Stampalot February Challenge - All Creatures Great & Small...
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #120 - Valentine...

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, February 4, 2011

Teddy Stampers ~ Guest Designer!!

A little bit of news today :) I was asked by the lovely Jerusha over at Teddy Stampers to join them for the month of February as Guest Designer :)
I was thrilled to be asked as I do LOVE my teddy stamps! and Teddy Stampers always have fun challenges!

Challenge #29 is 'Love Bears'...Valentines is coming up :)
and the challenge is sponsored by Stampin Dragon Designs....
I was lucky to be given this gorgeous sweet dragon and teddy digi stamp to use for the challenge :)
I had great fun colouring in this wee dragon with his teddy for my card! I've never coloured a dragon before!!
I have used a fresh pink/green colour combo and embossed the background with lots of hearts and a love sentiment to keep to the theme :)

I am entering my card into the following challenges -
I love Promarkers #51 - Anything Goes...
Stampin with the Dragon Challenges - Anything Goes...
Stampin for the Weekend #3 - St. Valentines Day...
Stamp Something - February Digi Day Challenge...

Thanks for looking xx