Monday, 25 July 2011

Incy Wincy Designs - Shaker cards!

Incy Wincy Designs

This week at Incy Wincy we would like to see your shaker cards!  I have only ever made 1 of these before!

We are sponsored by the wonderful Karen Doodles who have kindly given the design team so images to use.

I coloured with promarkers and pencils.  The card blank is from Craftwork Cards and is called Top Notch.  The papers are all First Edition, (i think from the Summer Breeze pad)  The gems were all from my stash.  I know it is quite plain but i didn't want to 'over do it'.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

5 Card Orders! - Warning LONG POST!

A few months ago a friend asked me to make her 5 cards for her 3 children' christening, which is today (i hope it all goes well) She wanted 3 for the godparents and 1 for her mum and 1 for her nan, for doing the food.  After a few ideas flown back and forth these are what i came up with. 

As they were thank you cards, i thought i would go for a more thank you image rather than christening image. Before i say anything else PLEASE forgive me for the bad quality photos! (only another 6 days till my birthday Graham! (that's my hubby lol))

All of the writing says  "ANGEL, BAYLEE AND ADEN WOULD LIKE TO SAY"

This first card is using Teddy Bea.  She is coloured with promarkers and pencils and then cut out.  The papers are from First Edition (i think, although i am not sure which range!) The card blank is from Craftwork Cards.  The gems were in my stash with the ribbon.  The flowers are a mixture of Wild orchid crafts, Crafty Emmas Store and Mulberry Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

 This one is Fizzy Moon decoupage mounted onto a scalloped nestie square, which i ran my quickie glue pen round the edge and then sprinkle some ultra fine pink glitter onto.  The paper is Fizzy Moon too.  The ribbon and bow were in my stash. The card blank is from Craftwork Cards. The flowers are from Crafty Emms Store

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

This is another Fizzy moon decoupage and again it was mounted onto a nestie scalloped square.  (This is the worst of the pics i'm afraid)  The paper is Fizzy Moon too.  The flower is from Crafty Emmas Store.

This is a Fizzy Moon Stamp which is coloured with promarkers. The ribbon on the stamp is coloured with ZIG Wink of Stella glitter markers.  The paper is Forever Friends Springtime.  Flowers are from ebay.  Gems and ribbon in my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

And finally is Popcorn Bear and Souffle they are coloured with promarkers. The papers are First Edition.  the corner embellishments are from Paper Cellar.  The flowers are from Crafty Emmas store and Wild Orchid Crafts.

Sew Many Cards - Cookies and a goodbye

This week is my last week at SMC, I would like to say thank you to Angela, Deanette and the rest of the team for such great opportunities and inspiration!

The challenge over there this week is COOKIES.  They want to see anything to do with cookies. 

I made a center step card.  I have used 4 of the new Miki Images and this large Cupcake, all coloured with promarkers  The papers are from Piece of Cake range. The ribbon is from stash. The ticket is Tim Holtz. 

This card is one of the cards my son gave to his teacher on the last day of school.  This image was SMC's freebie this week but i also masked it digitally with Harley and Halo.  It is coloured with promarkers and ZIG wink of stella glitter pens.  The paper is a doublesided sheet from First Edition. I used half and half.  the ribbon, gems and sentiment is from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

NEW! Challenge blog and a DT Call

I am sure you have all heard of Marianne Designs Dies?  Well they will be opening a challenege blog very soon and are having a DT Call and also have some candy available.  Go check it out here

Friday, 22 July 2011

A Blog Award!!

In Blogland we have little awards that show appreciation to our followers and i have received this fom a wonderful lady called Linda, visit her blog here.  She always has gorgeous creations over there and i love to visit and see what she has made, one of my favourites is this set


1. My favourite foods are BBQ ribs and anything chocolatey
2. Most of my cards are made after 7pm, when my youngest has gone to bed.
3.  I am petrified of sharks (i can't even go into an aquarium where they are!)
4. Although i absoloutely adore Hanglar, Tilda and LOTV, i very rarely make cards with them
5. I am a secret Trekkie!
6. I met my husband on holiday when i was 16 and i am now almost 29!
7. I am addicted to craft shopping and have enough supplies to open my own chain of craft stores!!

Now i need to pass this on which is really difficult!  I have chose:

Please go visit their blogs and see why i think they deserve this award.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Teacher Thank you Cards

As most parents with Children of school age will know, this week in the UK the schools close for Summer.  6 ish weeks with the kids at home!  I like to give the teachers and assistants a little something to say thank you, i didn't get round to making them anything this year and took the easy way out of buying something.  But i did make their cards which of course me being me left it till last night!!  Here are 4 of the 5 i made:

As always i am sorry about the picture quality!

 The first one is using a Sarah Kay image coloured with promarkers and pencils.  I realised after i had sent into school i didn't put the shadow on the floor under her legs!  Anyway, the papers are First Edition, the flowers are from Crafty Emma's Store.  The pearls (which i did sort out after i took this photo) were in my stash.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Crafts.

I would like to enter the above into the following challenges:

This one is using a freebie from Di's Digis.  How sweet is he? (i am really sorry about this picture!)  The backing paper is cream, peach and lemon, not sure where that is from.  the other one i believe is K & Co.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.  The flowers were in my stash, but are probably from Crafty Emmas Store.  The pearls and sentiment were in my stash.

I would like to enter the above card in the following challenges:

This one is a Sugar nellie (i think) coloured with promarkers and chalks.  The papers are Magnolia Tila. The sticky ribbon/border is from a goody box from  The flowers are a mixture of Crafty Emmas Store and Wild Orchid Crafts. the sentiment is from Craftwork Crafts.

This is Fizzy Moon, coloured with promarkers and Sakura Ballsign pens.  The paper is Fizzy Moon.  I'm not sure about the dark pink one.  The ribbon is white with pink polka dots.  The heart border is a cardboard diecut from a magazine. The sentiment is Craftwork Crafts (i think).

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

I would like to update my watermark, if anyone knows how to do this please let me know, i would like to put my blog address on it.

Don't forget to enter my candy at the top of the page.

Mother in Laws Birthday Cards

In June it was my mother in laws birthday.  She is ALWAYS on her laptop play World of Warcraft, so when i saw this image, i knew it would be perfect!

The image is by Mo Manning and is coloured with Promarkers and pencils. 

The Sentiment is LOTV.  The papers are from the Me to You range and the flowers are from Crafty Emmas store and Wild Orchid Crafts.

The ribbon and gems were in my stash.

I also made her this one from my daughter.

This was using one of the toppers from a Me to You pack, i'm not sure if it was in the 12 x 12 papers or a decoupage pack.  The dotty paper is First Edition and the pink one is Crafts Too.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The ribbon is from Craftwork Cards (i think).  The sentiment is from Me To You range. 
Sorry about the rubbish pictures, but as some of you may know it is my birthday at the end of the month and i am hoping my husband will buy me a new camera! so the photos should improve then.

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July

The Crazy Challenge

This week at The Crazy Challenges our theme is Christmas in July!  I love christmas and keep meaning to start my christmas cards but haven't got around to it till now.  Our wonderful sponsor is The Stamping Boutique

I have of course coloured with Promarkers and pencils.  The cardstock is from Papermania, the backing paper is Eskimo Kisses collection from Basic Grey (THANK YOU ANNE)   The Sentiment is Magnolia Tilda.  The ribbon (it is there under the holly) is from Anita's.  The little charm was in my stash and the holly and pine cones were from ebay.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs - Black, White and 1 other colour!

Incy Wincy Designs

Over at Incy Wincy this week our theme is Black, White and 1 other colour and we are sponsored by the fabulous Sassy Studios!

The DT were given images to play with and here is what i did:

Again, sorry about the photo, i keep hinting at my husband to buy me a new camera and with my birthday coming up at the end of the month, i might get one!

Anyway onto my card, i chose pink as my 1 other,  The image is coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are from Craftwork Cards, the ribbon is a self adhesive from Dovecraft (i think).  The paper flowers are from Prima amd the tiny carnationsa and stamen are from Wild Orchid Crafts.   I used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious and would like to enter it into their challenge.

Truly scrumptious sketch

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

Friday, 15 July 2011

Sew Many Cards - Glitter!

I can't believe it is Friday already!  Only 15 days till my birthday too!  This week at SMC our challenge is GLITTER! This has to be one of my favourite challenges.  I have used one of the July new releases available here.  Isn't she just darlin'?  I have coloured her with promarkers and pencils. Her wings are glittered with stickles.  The heart is cut from a Spellbinders die and glittered with purple glitter glue. The paper is K & Co.

I have used the sketch from Fetch a Sketch and would like to enter it into their 2nd challenge,  i hope it is ok that i have used a square instead of a circle?

Right, onto the Freebie from SMC this week, which is only available for a short time here.  I coloured this with promarkers and added some clear glitter to the hearts using a sakura gelly roll pen.  The paper is Crafts Too.  Gems were in my stash.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 14 July 2011

AIFactory - Dots and Stripes

This week at Aifactory we want to see your Spots and Stripes!!

I coloured this gorgeous little princess with promarkers.  I used a quickie glue pen to go round the edge of the circle and the flowers on her dress then added ultra fine glitter.  The papers are K & Co (i think).  The sentiment is from Craftwork Crafts and gems in my stash.

Thank you for looking.

OH what a naughty blogger i have been!!!

Last week my husband took me off to Portugal for our 7th Weddding Anniversary and as it was all last minutes, i didn't blog some of the cards that were due, so i am very sorry for any inconvinience, but i will try to catch up now, so first of all is SEW MANY CARDS

The challenge set on Friday was a Recipe using Blue, Ribbon, Die cut and 3 round buttons, now i never got round to this card, but please go and enter.  Also on Friday SMC introduced their new PJ Pals!  They are sooo cute, i have used KEIRA.

She is coloured with Promarkers mounted onto a nestie oval.  The backing paper is Papermania Capsule.  The ribbon and tag were in my stash.  The butterfly is punched from a Tonic Studios punch.  The flowers are mounted onto dark pink paper flowers.

Next up is THE CRAZY CHALLENGE.  The theme there this week is SUMMERTIME but again i didn't get round to that card either although our new DT members really stepped up and created some gorgeous cards!  Be sure to check them out.

Incy Wincy Designs
Next is INCY WINCY DESIGNS.  This week our very own Hev did us a sketch to follow for our challenge which is sponsored by Dustin Pike this week.  The DT were given some yummy cupcake images to use and here is what i came up with:

So sorry about the pic, i took TONS of pics and this was the best one!!  Anyway  I coloured with promarkers and WINK ZIG glitter markers (they are gorge!!)  The papers are Crafts Too.  The ribbon was in my stash and the sentiment is from the Tulip collection.

I will be back soon with some more to show you so stay tuned!

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Crazy Challenge - On the Beach

The Crazy Challenge

This week at The Crazy Challenge our theme is On The Beach theme!  The wonderful AiFactory are sponsoring us this week and as always they provided us with some gorgeous digis

Here is what i did: 

(please excuse the photo, my camera is still playing me up!)

I coloured this gorgeous cutie with promarkers and mounted her on to a nestie that i inked with some pumpkin coloured ink!  The papers are from First Edition's Hideaway collection.  And the flip flop charm was part of 12 from a £1 shop!!

Also this week, you may have noticed i haven't posted an Incy Wincy card?  This is because i am a donut and did a card for a challenge coming up in 3 or 4 weeks!!!  But please pop over to both challenge blogs to see the wonderful work the DT's have done.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Sew Many Cards - July New Release blog hop

It's that time again over at Sew Many Cards, we have a new release and blog hop!  This time we are playing a game you need to go to each dt members blog and get a word or 2, to make a sentence.

You should have come here from Zahreen's blog.  The Hop order is below:

Zahreen - you should have come from here
Kelly - That's me and my words are: STOP BY THE
Tanya - Next stop
SMC Store Blog this is where you will get this weeks freebie!

I used this cutie, for the hop!  I coloured her with promarkers and pencils.  The paper is from Me to You collection.  The gems were from my stash and the sentiment is LOTV.

This weeks freebie is this yummy cupcake.  Sorry about the picture on this one.  The paper is Piece of Cake.  The flowers, candi and sentiment are all from Craftworks Cards.

Hope you have fun and it's onto Tanya's blog now.