Thursday, 30 June 2011


This is just a quick reminder to come and join in at Incy Wincy Designs for our Blog Hop click here

The DT Call at The Crazy Challenge ends tomorrow on 1st July Enter here

And of course my candy here (i will get a pic up over the weekend, hopefully)

Now my PLEA.

I did this a little while ago, but am still in need of some inspiration.  A friend has asked me to make her 3 Godparents cards from her children.  She has 3 children 9,6 and 1 that will be christened together.  She has asked me to make her a card for the godparents to incorporate each child.  As none of the children are babies, i don't really want a typical baby christening picture.  I would prefer a digi stamp, but any type will be good. Does anyone have any ideas?

Any ideas or suggestion are much appreciated.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Blogversary Candy, UPDATED

Hi all,

I have just realised that my Blogversary is coming up on 5th July!  I can't believe it has been almost a year since i discovered the crafting world!! In that year i have made some wonderful friends and have been truly inspired by all the wonderful cards and projects i see.

I am embarassed to say this is my first card i ever made!!   We all start somewhere i guesss!! 

Anyway, i thought to celebrate a year and to thank all my wonderful followers, i would get some candy together.  I literally only decided this a few minutes ago, so i don't have a picture at the moment but i will get one up soon, but for now

Ok so after having a route around in my stash here is what i have decided to giveaway as my candy:

A bunch of 6 x 6 papers
Some Tim Holtz Tickets
Paper Flowers
A Selection of Die Cuts
A selection of Buttons and Brads
Some small jump rings
Papermania Clear Stamps
Wooden backed Rubber stamps
A Tub of Flower Soft
Peel Offs
Letter Stickers
And more.....

There will also be a set of 'CHELSEA IMAGES' from Incy Wincy Designs and ATCC

Incy Wincy Designs

4 Digis from the wonderful Tammy at AiFactory

2 Digis from The Stamping Boutique

Shop The Stamping Boutique here!

To be eligible:
Please become a follower, if you're not already
Please post the above picture and a link back here in your sidebar
Pop your name in mr linky below (if mr linky isn't there leave a comment)

This is open to all and i am happy to send internationally too!

I will close this on 30th July (my birthday) at midnight GMT

The Crazy Challenge - Beautiful women

The Crazy Challenge

This week at The Crazy Challenge it is time for Beautiful Women.  We would like to see your take on beautiful women. And of course for this project we couldn't be sponsored by anyone else other than Sassy Studios!
I have used this beautiful lady, she is coloured with promarkers.  The paper is First Edition.  Ribbon from crafty ribbons.  The sentiment is a forever friends.  Flowers are Prima and were in my stash.

Don't forget to checkout the DT Call too.  Thanks for looking.

Incy Wincy Designs - 100th Challenge BLOG HOP!

Welcome to Incy Wincy Designs 100th challenge!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are having a blog hop with TONS of prizes!!!
All you need to do is hop to EACH Design Team member’s blogs AND enter into our challenge. That's it, easy eh?? Our challenge this week is.....

 We want to see your summertime cards, scrapbook layouts or projects AND we want you to use BLUE as your major colour in your creation!!!!

Here is my creation using Eris blowing Candles from Sew Many Cards:

I coloured with Promarkers. I'm not sure where the paper is from as it was loose in my box.  I have punched the side with a Martha Stewart punch and embossed the blue panel with a butterfly folder.  The butterflies in the corners are vellum.

And my creation using AiFactory.

I coloured with promarkers and pencils.  The paper is first edition. The ribbon and sentiment were from my stash.

You should have arrived here from Katrina's blog......if not, please start at the beginning so you don't miss one of the DT blogs!!!! 

 When you get to the end, don't forget to link up with INLINKZ and leave a comment!!!
Are you ready to start celebrating?!?!?

Well, get on your hopping shoes because here is the order of the hop: Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!!!

Kelly - you are here
Nikki - next stop
Nikki F

Thank you so much for hopping with us!!!!  Good luck & HAVE FUN!!!!

And please leave a comment on each members blog too.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Sew Many Challenges - Embossing Challenge

Over at SMC this week we are having an Dry Embossing Challenge!  I love embossing although only with my Cuttlebug!

I am not sure i am completely happy with this card, but it is here.  I have used Duncan on a letter and the rainbow that was a freebie a few weeks ago.  I coloured with promarkers and pencils.  I then added a ton of stickles to all the hearts and flowers!  The 'grass' is Flower Soft and the mini flowers are from Papermania.  The butterflies are punched from an Xcut punch which embosses.  The green panel is from Craftwork Cards, it was actually bigger, i just cut it in half.  The paper is from a freebie Serif pad.

The embossed panel was done using a butterfly embossing folder i have.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to pop over to the store to pick up this weeks freebie, which i didn't get time to use this week!

Its Beary Cute at AiFactory!

Hi all,

Over at AiFactory this week we are having a beary cute week!  Our challenge is to use teddy bears on your project.

Pop on over  to the challenge blog to see what the DT have done,

I used the gorgeous clipart to make a baby card for my cousin who has just had a little baby boy!  So this image is just perfect!  I mounted it onto a Blue scalloped square and used some Me to You (Tatty Bear) paper.  The white ribbon and candi were from my stash and the sentiment is from my fabulous teamie at Incy Wincy, Netty, she makes the best!

I hope you like it and thanks for looking

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Crazy Challenge ~ Weddings

The Crazy Challenge

This week at the Crazy Challenge we are sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop

for our Weddings challenge.

I chose to use 2 images from their store to make a scene. I have coloured with promarkers, pencils and chalk. The paper is from Piece of Cake collection.

The heart is chipboard that i coloured with promarkers and then glittered.
The flowers are some i won in some candy a while ago. They too were attacked with the glitter glue! The little red buttons were sent to me by a friend and the wedding ribbon was in my stash.
The sentiment says 'Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.' Which is a quote made by Aristotie, that i found on the internet.

I hope you like it and thank you for looking.

Incy Wincy Designs - A sketch

Incy Wincy Designs

This week at Incy Wincy it is our 99th challenge! So next week we will be having a blog hop! And boy is there some good prizes!

Anyway this weeks challenge is a sketch by the fabulous Netty and it is a brilliant sketch, i think i will be using it in future when i stuck!

And we are sponsored by Sassy Studios who are offering the winner 4 digis from their store!

I coloured her with promarkers and pencils.  The background is inked with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  The papers are all My Mind's Eye.  Pearls were in my stash.  The sentiment which i thought was just perfect for this, was sent to me by a friend a while ago.  The flowers are from Crafty Emms Store

Thanks for looking and don't for get to pop over to the challenge blog to check out the other DT work!

Teddy Bo

I just have to share this card with you as i am quite proud of it!

I made this card for my golf mad husband for father's day.  I spotted the image recently when i was doing my DT comments and straight away i knew it would be perfect! I coloured Teddy Bo with pencils and the golf bag with promarkers and pencils. The sky, although you can't really see it here, is coloured with chalks.  The papers are some Nitwits ones that i got free with a magazine and the little golf bag and Fore were from Matalan.

A Catch Up! SMC - Punch it

I am soooo late with this post, i am sorry!

This week at SMC our theme is punch it - we would like to see what you can do with your punches!

This is my card.  I have used a circle punch for the punched part.

I used Eris the elephant which if anyone follows my blog regularly you will know i just adore elephants! He is coloured with promarkers and pencils.  I love this colour combo and don't know why i don't use it more!!  The papers were sent to me in a swap i did recently.  The sentiment is from my Incy Wincy Team mate Netty, she has some fabulous sentiments over on her blog not to mention her fabulous cards! Be sure to pop over and say hi!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Crazy Challenge DT Call

Hi all,

I just wanted to let you all know that we are having a DT CALL at The Crazy Challenge.  Pop over and take a look!

Monday, 13 June 2011

The Crazy Cahllenge - Monochromatic

The Crazy Challenge

This week at The Crazy Challenge the wonderful Di's Digi's are sponsoring our Monochromatic challenge, which is black and white plus 1 colour.

Choosing an image from Di was sooooo hard, as they are just gorgeous, but i decided on this gorgeous Flower Fairy.  I coloured her with promarkers. I put stickles on her wings and tiny gems in the flowers.  The papers are from Crafts Too papers range.  The sentiment is from Forever Friends.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.  The flowers are from Mulberry Flowers and Crafty Emmas Store.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Card Cupid - animals
Kenny K - Favourite Colour (pink and black)
Paper Cutz - Black, White and Pink
Hooked on Crafts - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking

Incy Wincy Designs - Masculine/Fathers Day

Incy Wincy Designs

This week at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by our very own Nikki.  Nikki is the owner and deisgner of Limited Runs 

The prize is 3 digis and there are tons to choose from :)
Limited Runs Digi's is also running a Promo for the Month buy 4 digi's for Only $5.00
and lots of hidden deals throughout the whole site :)

Nikki asked the Design Team to choose any image from her store or any Incy Wincy/Aspire To Thrive Children's Charities image
~ store will hopefully reopen one day :(

Here is what i made using Albert.

I made a Fathers day card, i think this little man looks like my son Cameron, so i have made this card for his dad from him.  I coloured with promarkers, the glasses have been glossy accented.  The papers were in my stash and i'm not sure where they have come from so if anyone knows please let me know.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the buttons were in my stash.  The sentiment ticket i have distressed with Walnut distress ink.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Inspirations - Father's Day
C.R.A.F.T - Father's Day

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 12 June 2011

A Plea!!!

Hi everyone,

I have a huge favour to ask.  A good friend of mine has asked me to make her a few christening cards for the godparents, her 3 chuldren will all be getting christened at the same time age ranging from 9 to 1.  I have scoured the internet and my collection but haven't been able to find a suitble stamp i like. I would like to represent the 3 children in some way, so images of a baby in a christening gown aren't quite what i am looking for.

If anyone has any ideas please email me at


Saturday, 11 June 2011

SMC - Fathers Day


Hi all so sory this post is late, i have been having a few problems with blogger lately.

This week  i have 3 cards to show you, first up is using the freebie, which is a number 1 dad rosette. This is so versatile to use, but i decided to use it as the main image for this card.  It is coloured with promarkers and prismas.

The paper is Basic Grey, i think.  The Happy Fathers Day is the negative from a peel off as is the car at the bottom.

Next up is a new digi from 3 new ones in honour of Graduation.  When i saw this gorgeous bear i just fell in love with him.  He is coloured with promarkers.  The blue card is Papermania and the backing paper is from a swap i did recently.  Although you can't  see it properly there is some blue zig zag ribbon. 

The blue card is embossed with swiss dots embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the It's a mans world range and the little star is from Meerkat.

Last but not least is this weeks main challenge card, the challenge this week is FATHERS DAY.  I have coloured Eris fishing with promarkers and prismas.  The papers are from K & Co.  The happy fathers day is the positives from the peel offs used on the above card. The buttons are from my stash.

I am so sorry but i am having trouble posting links but there is a link for SMC in my sidebar.  Thanks for looking xx