Monday, 22 August 2011

Incy Wincy Designs - Anything but a card

Incy Wincy Designs

This week at Incy Wincy, for our Anything but a card challenge, we are sponsored by Meljins Designs.
Challenge Sponsor

When i saw this project title i was umming and aaaring over what to make and then it came to me!

 A candle with a matching box!!  And i am really proud of this.  The candle was just a cheap one from Sainsburys.  They are so simple to do, there will be alot of these going out as gifts lol! I coloured the image with promarkers and added some Wink of Stella glitter markers to the butterfly trail.  The box is made from some strong silver card i had, i have put the image on both sides and tied with purple ribbon.


Be sure to go to the challenge blog and checkout what the other DT members have done.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Hooken on crafts - Things with Wings
Marianne's Design Divas - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
Patties Creations Design - Animals or insects

The Crazy Challenge - Back to School

The Crazy Challenge

This week at The Crazy Challenge, we would like to see your back to school cards!  We are sponsored by Hobbisimo this week.

I made this card using a Hunkydory Silk Art deckled edged card. The green paper is K & Co. The image is from the Stamp Fairy which is coloured with promarkers.

Be sure to pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's creations.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Heart 2 Heart - Back to School
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Back to School
Creative Inspirations Paint - Clean and simple
2 Sisters - Back to School

Monday, 15 August 2011

The Crazy Challenge - Bumper Post!

The Crazy Challenge
If there is no link to a challenge entered please bare with me as i enter loads at the same time, so am pobably entering others before i publish again x
This is a 6 picture post so beware lol!!

This week at The Crazy Challenge we have our normal challenge and the start of our christmas challenges.

First this weeks challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studios which is prefect for our Movies theme!

We would like to see your projects using Movies as your inspiration!

I have used Sleeping Beauty as mine!

I used a right mixture on this card.  The colouring is using Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers.  I still haven't had time to sit down and play with my Spectrums properly so i am still experimenting lol.

The hair is promarkers Gold, Lemon, Buttercup and Primrose.  The skin is Promarkers Oatmeal, Soft Peach and Ivory.  And her dress is Spectrum Noirs 86,88 and137 with a tiny bit of blender.  Her tiara and necklace has been gold glittered. I seem to have an obsession with Wire ribbon at the moment lol.

The star paper is from Dovecraft Back to Basics range, i'm not sure what the pink and yellow paper is though.  The heart is cut from a Marianne die ( i think, it was sent to me!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Now onto some news.  I love Christmas, so i decided over at The Crazy Challenge we would have a monthly christmas challenge, it will run from 15th August to 14th September and then 15th September to the 14th October and so on.

Of course we have some fantastic sponsors and there will be a minnimum of 3 winners!!

I have done 2 so far:

The first is using Sassy Designs Sexy Santa.  She is coloured in promarkers.  The white bits of her 'fur' are stickles.  The spotty paper is First Edition Christmas range and the Christmas trees one is Craftwork Cards.  The card blank and ribbon is from Craftwork cards too. The white poisionetta is from Crafty Emmas Store and the holly and gold stems are from ebay. 

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

My second card is using singing snowmen from The Stamping Boutique.  I have tried to keep this clean and simple. The papers are Fizzy Moon and the silver pine cones and gold stems are from ebay.  The metal corner is from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I will be back this week with another card for this challenge using a brand new sponsor!!  Be sure to pop over to The Crazy Challenge for both challenges!

Monday, 8 August 2011

The Crazy Challenge - Embossing

The Crazy Challenge

This week at The Crazy Challenge we would like to see your embossing.  It can be dry, heat or any other way!

We are sponsored by Digi Doodles who are generously giving the winner $10 to spend in their store!

I really need to get a move on with my christmas cards, so here is what i made:

The backing paper is Forever Friends.  The embossed panel is done with a cuttlebug embossing folder.  I went mad on the glitter with this card too lol.

The icicle border is from a Marianne Die.  The 'snow' is flower soft.  And the tiny snowflakes are glitterations.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs - Something Old, Something New..............

Hi all,

Can you believe it is Monday already?? Where has this year gone??

Incy Wincy Designs

This week at Incy Wincy our them is Something Old, Something New.

 Well there is an old english saying:

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
This is traditionally to be done by a bride on her wedding day and she will have a long and happy marriage. ( I did this, all except the sixpence as i had open toed shoes and i have been married 7 years!!)
Well when i saw the title of our challenge this week, i thought i need to get this in there somewhere, but also keep to the theme which is that we would like to see Some OLD stash and Some NEW stash in your projects.
Our sponsor is Digital Delights who will give the winner 3 digis of their choice!!

OK here is my card:

So the Blue bit is the card blank, the Congratulations paper, flowers and cardstock. 

 The something old is this image, i have had this for ages and love it!!  Also the card blank has been in my stash forever!

 The something new is the pens i have used as they are the NEW Spectrum Noirs!  This is the very first image i coloured in with them!  Not sure i have mastered it yet, but not bad for a first attempt!  Also the camera that has taken these photos is New (my lovely hubby brought me for my birthday last week, i am sure you can see the difference in this photo and previous ones!!)

Now seen as she has no feet i couldn't give her a silver sixpence, so i gave her hubby a greay pair of shoes, (does that work?).  Now the borrowed bit was hard, but then it came to me!! A sketch! so i tralled through all the challenges i could find for one i could get to fit this and here it is:

So obviously i will be entering this card into the challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

I also will be entering the following challenges:

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Blog Cady Winners.

I finally got around to doing my candy winners, so winner number 1 which will receive the goddies from my stash is................................................

Number 15 Linda!!!!!

Congratulations hun! Please contact me at with your postal address so i can get your goodies in the post!

Next for the digis from the fantastic Incy Wincy is ...........................

The winner of 4 digis from the wonderful Tammy at AiFactory is........

10 Regena!!!

And the winner of 2 digis from lovely The Stamping Boutique is ............

Congratulations to you all! Could you all contact me at so i can give you details of your prizes!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Crazy Challenge - The Sun Is Out!

The Crazy Challenge
This week at The Crazy Challenge our them is THE SUN IS OUT.  Well considering it is August you expect it!! And for once the UK is warm! (well the West Midlands is)

Anyway....... for this weeks challenge we are sponsored by the brilliant Digital Delights who are offering the winner 3 images of their choice!!

I have used Briely and her balloons, but i am not happy with this card. I coloured Briley with promarkers and Zig Wink of Stella pens and then thought i would chalk the sky with my new chalks i brought Saturday, BIG mistake, with out trying them, the blue was alot darker than i expected and instead of being a nice blues sunny day sky, it looks like it was about to rain!!I didn't have time to colour her again so i thought put a bit of yellow in the corner to make it look like the sun was there, hasn't worked!! And to make things worse i got a Martha Stewart Stamping Glitter set, so i thought i would add a couple of birds with black glitter! Well you can see the result yourself!

The Card blank is from Craftwork Card, The backing paper is from the Born to Shop Range.  The flowers are from Ebay and the 'Play' tag is Tim Holtz. The yellow ribbon is from Papermania.

Thank you for looking and i promise i will be back with my Candy winner later!

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Monday, 1 August 2011

Incy Wincy Designs - Monochrome

Incy Wincy Designs

This week at Incy Wincy we have gone monochromatic!!  I have got to admit this is one of my least favourite themes!  Only because i run out of ideas when i can't use a million colours!!

Anyway, this week we are sponsored by

who generously gave the DT some digis to play with.  I have used this blossom branch

Instead of colouring it, i decided to change the colour digitally and just added some highlights using a Sakura gelly pen. Orange is totally out of my comfort zone and i am not sure i like it!! But....... The paper is from Crafts Too.  The block of card is embossed with a butterfly embossing folder.  The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons.  The candi is from Craftwork Cards and the flowers were in my stash.

be sure to pop by the rest of the DT blogs and see their fabulous work!

I haven't forgotton about my candy giveaway,  I will choose the winners tomorrow, so stay tuned!