Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Definitely on Countdown!

Well all you lucky people that are ready can.......!

I am still at work trying to get ahead of my work so that when I come back in January it won't be a total nightmare! I finish on Friday until 2nd January (unless I win the lottery) and I can't wait!!!

This is the last challenge before Christmas over at Penny's and this week we would like to see your favourite technique!.

For my card I got to use a fantastic image from Stamp Art Design called Santa Mouse it is one of Kathrynes new images and is a must for your collection!

I used a few of my favourite techniques on this one, My all time favourite is colouring, I love colouring it definitely brings the kid out in me! I have also used some heat embossing for the sentiment, some die cuts for the flowers and holly - well even the background. I used some dry embossed gold card for the first matt too.
To that I added a lush bow with a beautiful brad of a Christmas tree!, I know I'm biased but I love this card!

I used some Flowersoft with glitter for the fur on his outfit - he is just so sweet I could eat him, lol!
Please call over to Stamp Art Design and check out the gorgeous images! What's even better is you stand the chance of winning some of these beauties by entering our challenge, woohoo! how good is that!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

8 days to go..............

OMGosh, I can't believe the big day is only next week, yikes I'm so not ready!!!

Well I did get the chance to make another lovely holiday card for today's challenge over at the Outlawz.
This week's Color Challenge picture was chosen by Ursula and it is my turn to post so let's hope I don't do anything silly!

Doesn't that look gorgeous! I would love a wreath like that and I just love these colours!

So for my card I have used another of Gerda Steiners cute, cute images

Now isn't that the cutest kitty ever! I have used a green pearlised card as my base and matted the image with red and glittered white. I cut my gingham using this lovely flourish frame. I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a Snow writer for the snow flakes, the greeting is a good old fashioned peel off!

I do so hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge and to get your chance of winning these gorgeous, cute, cute images!!

Thanks for stopping by and  Ihope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A Christmas Angel!

Yes it's Wednesday and this week's challenge over at Penny's is to make a feminine card!
I was lucky enough to be able to use one of Krista's lovely digis for my card - don't you just love Saturated Canary?

I coloured her with my usual Promarker/Flexmarkers. The background paper is from a magazine download and it's matted onto some pearl blue, The image is cut with a Spellbinders label die and matted onto th
e pearly blue. I used a Marianne poinsettia die that I cut in pink glitter card along with the tag. I cut some pretty snowflakes and the lovely bunting and glittered everthing within an inch of its life, lol! I used some turquoise velvet ribbon through the centre and some gorgeous snowflake brads that I got with the wonderful candy I won at Jacques Sunday Sweet stuff blog, I finished off with a couple of pearls and gems. Her wings don't show too well but they are layered up with pink glitter and white flower soft and they look quite feathery IRL.
I hope you will join us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty for this lovely challenge.

Thanks for stopping by - see you again soon!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas is Coming, Christmas is Coming......

and its coming like a steam train now! I hope you're all ready for the big day and not too exhausted to care!

I have done very little shopping yet, we got the tree and parked it in the greenhouse until I'm ready! Well this week we have another exciting challenge over at the Outlawz.

On the Color Challenge we are trying some new variations of the colour theme and this week I got to pick the inspirational picture

This was a very lovely pub we stayed at in the Cotswolds this summer - it certainly inspired me and if you look closely there are lots of colours in this picture! So this week we would like you to use the lovely yellow and two more colours from the picture then add your own twist!
When you post your creation don't forget to tell us which colours you've used and what your twist is - can't wait to see what you come up with!

This month we have the lovely Gerda Steiner sponsoring us and I have used one of Gerda's gorgeous digis - so cute!

For my colours I used the grey from the foreground, red (in top window boxes) and the yellow, for my twist I have added glitter (its mandatory at Christmas, lol!) for the snow. Now isn't he just the most adorable little nellie! I added some flowersoft to the hat for the fur brim, the letters were cut using my Cricut, the image is coloured with Promarkers/Flexmarkers and the lovely glossy grey spotted card I got on the market years ago - I had a block of about 50 sheets and they cost me the princely sum of £1.50!

I would love to see you join us on the Color Challenge this week and don't forget that one lucky person will win the four images that we were sent to play with - as well as getting to be our Guest Designer, woohoo!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back soon!

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Vintage Beauty.....

Tomorrow is my friends birthday and she will be 70 - she'd kill me if she knew I'd told you that! She honestly looks no older than 50 and is as fit as a fiddle and today she has gone home to Ireland to spend her birthday and Christmas with her family so I am safe to blog this card, lol!!

I used one of the line drawings from Scribble and Scrap - I think they are so lovely. I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and used some vintagey background paper I got from Jak Heath quite some time ago.
I added some lace, flowers, pearls and bling. The lovely bunting die cut is from Joanna Sheen and I love it, I cut it twice once in glitter card then one in pearlised paper, it gives a lovely effect. I used some flourish die cuts in glitter card and the sentiment came free with a mag last week!

Isn't she lovely!

I would like to enter this into the Scribble and Scrap challenge and Through the Craftroom Door

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit again soon!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Hello people, we have a fun challenge for you over at Penny's this week - Bingo! Here's our bingo board

Now you're spoilt for choice on this one - look at all the lovely combinations you can use and all the yummy cards too!
I have used an image from one of our sponsors, Bugaboo - and they are offering one winner 7 digis!

Here's what I came up with

I used glitter, diecuts and buttons. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers then matted it onto some gold mirri board. I used a snowflake paper from Docrafts (I've had it for ever) the ribbon is from Costco. I die cut some snowflakes and smothered them in glitter - I used some iridescent glitter and some crystal flakes - I love that stuff! I added some buttons to the centres of the snowflakes and a cute Christmas tree button that I tied off with some gold twine. The greeting is embossed onto gold mirri board. So call over to Penny's Paper Crafty this week for a game of bingo and let your imagination go wild!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you there!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Cute Christmas!

Our sponsor this month at the Outlawz is Gerda Steiner and boy does she do kewt!
I love, love her digis they are just so adorable and you can have real fun colouring them up and making something with them because you know it will be adorable!

Our colours were chosen by Roxann this week and are such typical Christmas colours

Isn't that a fabulous Christmas image and the twist is just right too!

Gerda gave the design team 4  lovely images to play with and at the end of the month we will be giving our  lucky winner those images as well!

For my card I have used the fox image,

Cute eh?

I coloured him in grey like a proper winter fox and added some glitter for the snow (you have to have glitter don't you), I used a holly frame that I cut from some holly green card and I used some silver holly embossed card for the centre of the frame. I used my usually Centura Pearl white card for my base and added a tag I cut from the green card and doesn't he look soooo cute!

If you want a chance to win these sweeties come on over to the Color Challenge at the Outlawz and join us - one lucky person will get all four of the digis to play with!

If you'd like to see more of Gerda's work stop by her site and check out her digis, if you like cute - what are you waiting for!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Frame a Lady!

Wow, that's a new challenge theme at Penny's Paper Crafty! We have images from Sassy Studio Design and frames from Delicious Doodles - how cool is that!

I used Sarah from SSD for my lady and the lotus corners from Delicious Doodles to make a frame!

I used Centura Pearl for my base card and layered it up with some designer paper to set off my frame. I coloured the image and frame with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and finally added some pretty green gems!

So why don't you join us this week and frame a female! I look forward to seeing what you come up with over at Penny's - see you there!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Paper Shelter

So it's the new challenge at Penny's and this week we have The Paper Shelter as one of our sponsors. They make wonderful image sets which include a line art drawing and a coloured version.

This cute New Years card is made using the coloured version of this image and isn't it too cute!

So no colouring for me on this one. I cut out the image with a die cut and cut the mat from some copper card. The background paper is a Mulberry Wood paper from Crafters Companion that I matted onto some dark green card. The mesh is from a batch I bought from Lakeland when they did craft stuff, the stars are from one of the pound shops (cute eh?) and I finished with a dark green chiffon bow.

I hope you will come over to Penny's and join in the challenge this week as it's everyones favourite "Anything Goes"!!

I'll see you there!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll stop by again soon!

Monday, 18 November 2013

A Little Birdie.....

We still have the wonderful QKR Stampede as our sponsor on the Color Challenge at the Outlawz!

This week's inspirational picture was chosen by Lindsay and isn't it gorgeous! Great twist eh!
So for my card I have used this cute birdie from QKR Stampede

I used a cream base card and die cut some gold for behind the birdie, I coloured the birdie with Promarkers, I heat embossed the gold bobble on his hat and added some snow to the ground! My hessian (burlap) is some adhesive gold hessian that I bought in Lakeland years ago! The sentiment is cut using my Cricut from some brown card. A slightly different colour schem for a Christmas card but I think it works well!

I hope you will call over and visit our challenge this week, it would be great to see you and lovely if you joined in!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


because it's Wednesday! Our new challenge is starting and this week the theme is 'Add a Sentiment', simples!

I have used an image from Digi My World, one of our lovely sponsors this week:

The cute image is called Chelsea and she's from one of the sets that Digi My World do so well, the background rainbow is one of the accessories that go with the sets. I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, the background paper is from one of the Raspberry Road sets which I matted onto black card, I added some raindrop gems and the sentiment is part of the digi set!

Hope you'll come over and join us at Penny's for this cute challenge - I'm waiting to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

We've Had a Couple of New Ideas......

over at the Outlawz Color Challenge! We thought you may like a bit of a different challenge so how about this one:

It's Ina's turn to host the challenge and she picked this incredible picture - Ina chose the purple and now you can pick two other colours from the picture and add a twist, all we ask is that you tell us which colours and what your twist is, how good is that!

I have used another image from our sponsor QKR Stampede and isn't she cute!

For my colours I have used magenta and turquoise and for my twist I have added shine (balloons and lots of shiny embellishments!)

I hope you like my little Birthday Girl and I really hope you will join us for this new challenge over at the Outlawz Color Challenge! I really hope everyone will enjoy this new variation and join us this week!

See you there!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Let it Snow!

This is the cutest snowman you've ever seen! It is by Gerda Steiner and is this month's freebie on her site for joining in her challenge!

Here he is

The base card is cut from Centura Pearls, the blue paper is a download from Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine that is matted onto silver board. Ribbon is from Costco. The die cut snowflakes are from memory Box and I glittered them with some translucent glitter then added some pearls to the centres. The greeting is from Hobbycraft and I have heat embossed with some glittered embossing powder.

I just love that little bird munching on his carrot nose - such a wonderful image!

Don't forget to go over to Gerda's and join in this challenge - you can pick up this cutie to join in and I'm sure that you willw ant to make more than one card using this one!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll stop by again soon!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

It's Getting Colder!

Definitely winter woollies weather here in the UK, it's cold wet and miserable!

Well that's enough moans now onto something to cheer your heart and take your mind off the weather - it's the new challenge at Penny's - yay we say!
This week's theme is - Lots of Layers, how easy is that!

For my card this week I am lucky to be using a beautiful digi from Kathryne at Stamp Art Design!


I used some pink pearl card as my base card and added a selection of papers from Raspberry Road, I used a gorgeous snowflake brad to trun the corner down with and added some die cut snowflakes (Memory Box) and added some heart gems to the centres, the snowflakes are all glittered it just doesn't show up too well! I added some lace and ribbon to complete my card.

I coloured this lovely digi with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and added some Flowersoft and glitter to the birdies hat and some glitter to the snow.

I hope you like my card today and if you would like this adorable image just follow the link above!

So come on over to Penny's and join in the fun - I'll see you there!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


Yep, it's come round again so the new Color Challenge is on at the Outlawz.

This week's colours and twist were chosen by Roxann  and aren't they gorgeous!

and because its November we have a new sponsor - QKR Stampede and today I have used one of their fabulous digis! I love this image and have used it three times now and each time I colour it I love how it turns out!
Isn't he just adorable! I coloured him with Promarkers, all the papers are from a set of papers I got from Costco a couple of years ago (I think I'll still be using them next decade!!) I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto some cream card then distressed it and gave it a bit of an inking, added some ribbon and some bling leaves and that's about it!

I hope you can come over and join us this week, I'd love to see your creations and don't forget you could win some digis from QKR Stampede!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you call by again soon!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Black and White......

well it was supposed to be but a bit of red crept into mine and it wouldn't go away!

Yes it's the Pink teams challenge at Eclectic Ellapu this week and the them is ......Black & White!
For my card I used an image from Scrappers Delight that I love

 I used some papers from Paperbox for the background that I cut up into diamonds and them pieced together,  it is quite effective but it doesn't show very well. The red corners are cut with A Memory Box die, one of my favourites and the border is some black ribbon with a white stitched edge.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a little FLowersoft for the pom poms.

Well that's my black and white (and red) card which I hope you like - come over to Eclectic Ellapu and join us in this brilliant challenge - show us your creativity!

I hope to see you there - thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Cinderella Day!

Hello everyone today see's a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty this weeks challenge is to use Black or Bling and this week we have two sponsors,
QKR Stampede

Sassy Studio Design

For my card I have used an image from SSD, Cinderella - you never saw Cinderella like this I bet!

I decided to hedge my bets and use both! I have used some papers from Raspberry Road matted onto black card and then onto the base card made from Centura Pearl. I edged it with some bling on a string - I love that stuff!
Cinderella has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and her glass shoes I added some Clear Star Gelli Roller to give them that glassy look!

I hope you will all come over and join in this challenge at Penny's - see you there!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back soon!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Witches are Coming!

Tuesday again folks and that means the Color Challenge at the Outlawz!

This week's colours were chosen by Penny and what other twist could there possibly be this week!
I'm sure you will all have lot's of Halloween cards on the go so why not pop over and join us this week!

For my card I have used a cute image from Gerda Steiner, she has some of the cutest digis you really must check them out!

Now isn't that just the cutest witchy scene you've seen! I coloured it with Promarkers and layered it onto some orange card that looks red (I thought I'd put it on red and went to change it but it was orange!), then mounted it onto a black card I added some googly eyes and a spider or two!

So let's see all your gorgeous creations we're waiting to drool over them!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope we see you again soon!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Christmas Challenge!

The latest Christmas challenge is up over at Lady Annes.

This month our sponsor is Fred She Said and they have given us two wonderful images for all our members to use, this is what I made with them:

This is Little Fat Santa and I do think he is so cute! He can be used for a multitude of styles. I coloured him with Promarkers and added some Flowersoft and glitter to his fur trims I also gave him some nice shiny boots! I used some background papers from my stash and cut out the Ho, ho, ho using my Cricut.

This is the Snow Lady  isn't she adorable! Again I coloured her with Promarkers then added some gloss to the lights. The background paper is from Crafters Companion and came free with a magazine. I layered with some purple glitter card and cut out the Joy banner from glitter card using the Cricut.

Check out the beautiful images at Fred She Said - you'll be spoilt for choice.

I can't wait to see what our members come up with using these lovelies!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Such a Cute Kitty!

For my card this week at Penny's I got to use the cutest image from Inky Impressions who are one of our sponsors this week, Our theme is Buttons and Bows - great theme eh!

Now is that not the cutest kitty you've ever seen! I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers then added some 3D gloss to her eyes and bow. The sentiment is from Inky Impressions too and I coloured that to match her bow and gave that the 3D gloss treatment too! I cut the image out with an oval cutter and inked the edge of the oval. The paper is from a 6 inch stack that I can't remember the name of, (it's an age thing!). The bows are bought by the metre and I cut off enough to edge the card and coloured every other one with the same pink as the kitty's bow, I added some star shaped buttons coloured to match.

I hope you'll call over to Penny's this week and join in this cute challenge - see you there then!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Feeling Vintage!

I am feeing vintage at the moment, I think I must be coming down with something - I feel old and weary! Never mind, lol - I'll show you my card for the Color Challenge at the Outlawz. This weeks colours and twist were chosen by Lindsay and aren't they fabulous - apparently this is a plant that grows in one very small area of Australia so not only do you get crafty stuff you get clever stuff as well!

We are being sponsored by Anji's Antics this month and most of us have used the same image for this challenge - it is one of Anji's ladies and she is stunning!

I used some papers from my stash, I added some pink glitter flourishes, some lace and some pearl trim and finished her off with a nice oval brown gem. Coloured with Promarkers as usual!

I hope you will call over to the Outlawz to see what the other DT have done with this lovely image and while you're there why not join us!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Autumn Leaves!

Well the leaves are starting to change colour here so autumn is definitely here! I saw the most amazing maple leaf that had fallen when we were out at a shopping outlet village and I really wanted topick it up and bring it home but DH pulled a face when I said - so I walked on by!
Today I have made a card using the SSD image Scarecrow, I won this image on the new release teasers from SSD when it was being released but you can get it by going to the Papercraft Planet Sassy Design Studio Progressive challenge - as long as you make a card for the challenge you can get the image for free and I adore their images so I'm completely hooked!

I got out my peg stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and stamped the border using a selection onf autumn colours and the odd pop of copper. The base paper is some gorgeous mulberry paper that has lots of texture, the straw bow is made from some raffia with a pretty leaf gem, I used a wood flourish that I added a gem to and punched some leaves that I inked with the colours in the stamped side.

I coloured her using Promarkers and Flexmarkers - isn't she gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!