Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #16 Christmas Card

Hello crafters, time for a new challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons and we would like to see your Christmas cards.

Our sponsors are Meljens Designs and The Stamping Boutique who gave the DT some images to play with.

Here is my card using Jingle Bell from Meljens Designs

The image was coloured with promarkers, glittered and die cut. The papers were me to you bear freebies and the holly and leaves were  from my stash.

My second card is using  the Father Christmas image from the Stamp Boutique.

The image was die cut and coloured with promarkers, Father Christmas' fur was covered in flower soft and the snowflakes were glittered. The papers were more me to you bear freebies and I added some corners, ribbon, thread and a Christmas stocking embellishment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Bingo - ribbon, flowers die cuts last minute Christmas card(s) Don't look at the light, sparkle, glitter etc Christmas images and colours

Monday, 12 December 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Sparkle and Shine Challenge

This is the last Whoopsi Daisy Challenge for this year! Wow were does the time go? This week we want to see lots of Sparkle and Shine.

This card was a request from my daughter for her nephew, my grandson. She chose the image from one of Linnie's sheets and left the rest of the design to me.

I am still on my mision of using up the freebie backing papers in my stash and this one with the white random spots looking like snow complimented the image. As they were chopping down a tree it seemed appropriate to have a forest in the backgound! These were stamped using the masking technique and then embossed with glittery embossing powder.

The image was coloured with promarkers, the snow with watery china blue distress ink and dabbed with icicles stickles. Some tiny coloured gems were used on the tree image and clear star gems in the sky. 

I have had these bells in my crafty stash forever and I have sewn them to crafters rope and wrapped it around the bottom. A sentiment finishes the card. Yeah! another card to cross off the list!.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Tic Tack Toe, Snow Tree Bauble Christmas with lots of embellishments

Monday, 5 December 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Snowflakes Challenge

This week our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy is Use Your Snowflakes. There are snow many ways to do a card for this challenge and Linnie has lots of images to that can be used.

The Daisy Divas have made some brilliant cards, do pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy blog to see them.

My daughter asked me to make a Christmas card for my granddaughter (her niece) and she chose this image. It's so cute but then all Linnie's images are!

I coloured the snow and snowman with watered down china blue distress ink then some icicles stickles dabbed on. The rest of the image was coloured with promarkers, The dp was a magazine freebie and fitted the challenge perfectly. This was one of those cards that just seemed to fall into place, it's quite a simple design but the dp is so strong that it didn't need a lot of embellishment. To break up the dp a little I used a chiffon ribbon which had a purple edge but the centre was pale lilac and was lost but I overlaid it with the sparkly ribbon and added gems and was pleased with the effect. The snowflakes in the corners were dabbed with purple stickles, a die cut flourish, a greeting and job done!

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Punches and/or Die cuts Christmas card non traditional colours All about Christmas

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Crafting for all Seasons #16 White on White

The bi weekly challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons is White on White for which I have made two cards as we have two sponsors.

My first card uses one of the images from Whoopsi Daisy and Linnie is offering a prize of 2 sheets of her images and each sheet has four images that's 8 images in total!

This is such a cute image from Whoopsi Daisy and the sentiment which was a freebie from Dee Designs is so appropriate to the image. The backing card was dry embossed with a musical notes embossing folder. I stamped a music score on vellum and embossed with white embossing powder and I made the flowers using ribbon and lace. The finishing touches were lace, a flourish, die cut leaves, stick pins and pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Make your own flowers Christmas with Pearls Anything Goes but use ribbon

My second card is using an image from Some Odd Girl and they are giving 3 digi images as a prize.

The image and mat were die cut and I stamped fairy lights around the mat to compliment those in the image. These were matted onto a dry embossed card, glitter card, pearlescent card and I created corners using narrow ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes but use ribbon Anything Goes Christmas

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Anything Goes Challenge #55 Cutting Corners

The new challenge for Anything Goes is Cutting Corners (decorative/altered corners) and my fellow teamies have come up with some fab cards so do go visit the Anything Goes challenge blog to see their contributions.

I love the colour of this card, it's a gorgeous teal and I also had mirri in the same colour. The backing paper is another magazine freebie as is the
 sentiment stamp. I have used  a gorgeous Nellie Snellen stamp which was coloured with promarkers, the matting was done using spellbinders nestabilities and the corners were cut with a Marianne die all from The Craft Den. A few gems, some teal ribbon and a bit of glitter to finish off.

This card has been entered in the following challenges: Christmas Merry & Bright no red or green Anything Christmas with Pearls Tis the Season Non traditional Christmas colours Christmas theme Pastel colour Christmas card

Monday, 28 November 2011

Whoopsi Daisy White on White Challenge.

Our  challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is White on White and remember to be chosen as one of our top 3 you need to use a Whoopsi Daisy image but as Linnie does have freebies everyone can still enter.

Please note that with effect from January all crafters entering our challenges must use a Whoopsi Daisy image.

Last weeks challenge and blog hop was very popular and each Daisy Diva had candy for one lucky commentator on their blog. My winner using the random thingy: 

 is........................Girl Scientist

who wins the fabulous sheet #72. Please let me have your email address so I can send you your prize. Have fun with the images.

Now back to this weeks challenge of White on White. This image is so cute.

I was a bit daunted by the white on white theme at first but I realised that by using texture and shapes this would distinguish the layers.

The base card has scalloped edges, the first mat is a pearlescent card and I have pierced all around the edge, the next mat again is pearlescent card which I have embossed with an embossing folder. The gorgeous image was coloured with my promarkers and die cut and matted onto another die cut. The same die was used for the base of the flowers which were punched out and formed into roses and these were tipped with stckles as were the stars on the image.  Die cut rose leaves, ribbon, beads, gems and some lace were added to finish the card.

I have entered this card into the following challenges: All about Christmas Anything Goes for Christmas

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Two posts in one day, wow I am on a roll (not). Getting all my Christmas cards done and using the challenges as impetus to get on and not leave it til Christmas Eve as per usual.

The sketch challenge from Willow Designs is a nice simple sketch so very easy to follow - and this is my entry.

The only problem using mirri card is getting the light right! The image is from Whoopsi Daisy  and I have coloured it with my much loved promarkers and the tree has some gems to imitate fairy lights. In keeping with my mission to use all the freebie papers in my stash the backing papers are again from a magazine. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Festive Cheer with Red Green & Gold

Shabby Tea Room Colours of Nature Challenge

Hi there, Shabby Tea Room have a new challenge which is being sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy and Linnie is giving the lucky winner FIVE sheets of digis - that's 20 images in all. Wow!

Here is my card which uses one of the Whoopsi Daisy images. Isn't he cute?

I've coloured him with my promarkers, used white flowersoft for the Fur on his hat and suit and star dust stickles for his wings and a little bit on his wand. The papers were freebies from a magazine - I am on a mission at the moment to use them as I save them and now have a huge mound of them!

I am entering this card in the following challenges: Bingo - Flowers Pearls, Ribbon Something with die cuts Christmas with Flowers Bingo - Ribbon, Die cut, Sparkle

Monday, 21 November 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Anything Christmas-y-Goes and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Christmas Blog Hop here at Whoopsi Daisy

To celebrate Christmas we are having a blog hop and we hope you will join in the fun. There is candy to be won on each and every Daisy Diva Blog,  just leave a comment and each diva will draw a winner from all those commenting on her blog. 

I hope you got to my blog from the talented Sheri's blog. If not please be sure to start at the Whoopsi Daisy blog and start from the beginning so you have a chance to win from every one's blog. 

We have also got a letter which is a tricky (not) seasonal phrase. My letter is  "T", my fellow Daisy Diva who should follow me is unwell and not able to post her blog so you now get two letters from me. Her letter is "M". Be sure to visit all our blogs, collect all the letters and email your answers to for another chance to win. The winner can choose four sheets of Linnie's fab digi images.The order to visit each Diva is as follows:

Joanie (that's me)
Lilli Unfortunately Lilli is ill and cannot do her blog - her letter is M. Please go to Net's blog from here.

That's 13 lots of candy up for grabs and don't forget to enter our weekly challenge which is Anything Christmas-y-Goes!

Here is my DT card. The image is from Whoopsi Daisy sheet #72 which is also the candy on offer for the lucky winner of my draw.

Thank you for visiting and for helping to make this Whoopsi Daisy Christmas Blog Hop a success! Now please visit my fellow Diva Net's blog for the next letter. 

Good Luck.

I love this image and it lends itself for lots of colourways but I decided to go traditional. I have used gold glitter card, red mirri card and created my own background with a swirly stamp and gold embossing powder. The image was coloured using promarkers and I glittered the stars and added buttons then matted it on gold glitter card. I added red lacy ribbon, gold ribbon, red chiffon roses, hat pins I made using beads, and metal corners to finish.

This card is being entered into the following challenges: Anything Goes  Beautiful Bows Anything Goes Festive Cheer use Red & Green & Gold Bingo, Lace Flowers & Buttons Christmas card with Music theme - "O Christmas Tree" Red Green & White Tic Tac Toe, die cut, lace, flower Christmas stamping photo inspiration Texture Die cuts Christmas card Something used 3 times - flowers Christmas card Red Green & Gold Christmas Themed What a cutie - any Christmas themed cute image Use red green  & metallic Christmas themed and make it sparkle Christmas time

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #14

Challenge #14 over at Crafting for All Seasons is a Thanksgiving challenge but as those of us here in the UK do not celebrate this holiday we were given the choice to use a sketch and/or make a thank you card.

We were lucky enough to choose any image from our sponsor Bugaboo stamps and when I saw this one called Coffee Time Perfect Blend I knew exactly what I was going to use it for. It was our wedding anniversary last week and this was perfect for a card for my husband. This image is so cute and the text is appropriate.

The card is embellished with gems, ribbons, heart doilies, metal filigree corners and the backing papers are from a free cd (magazine freebie).

And this is the inside........

My fellow teamies have also picked some fab images, do go and take a look at the challenge blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:  Bingo - pearls, die cut, metal

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Real Sweetie Challenge at Anything Goes

The challenge this time around at Anything Goes is A real Sweetie which give lots of scope for sweets, cakes etc.

I have used a LOTV stamp, she is such a cutie, and spellbinders dies for the image and mat, the flowers are E line  all available from the Craft Den.

The backing paper was a freebie from a craft magazine and I just love the colour combination of all those cakes!

I am entering this into the following challenges: Bingo - Gems Flowers Die cuts Anything Goes

Monday, 14 November 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Colours of Winter Challenge

This weeks Whoopsi Daisy Challenge is Colours of Winter and this is my DT card.

My daughter asked me to make a birthday card for her boss - she works part time for a fruit and vegetable stall on campus and has worked for Emma ever since she started at uni 3 years ago. I love this colour blue and it fits in with the challenge nicely.

The image is from one of Linnie's new sheets number 318 which has more images of sassy ladies. Pop over and have a look you are sure to fall in love with her digis. There is a buy one get one free offer on at the moment so go grab a bargain.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: Bingo - Lace Pearls Pins Swirls & Pearls Bingo - Gems Flowers Die cuts

Monday, 7 November 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Tag It Challenge

Time for another challenge over at Whoopsie Daisy and this time we want you to use a Tag whether it is a stand alone tag or a tag on a card it's up to you. My teamies have come up with some amazing projects this week - quite breathtaking.

The rules of the challenge have changed slightly. There will be a top 3 and there is a winners logo to display on your blog also, the overall winner will be able to choose two of Linnie's sheets. Anyone can enter but only those using a Whoopsie Daisy digi will be considered for the top three. However,  Linnie frequently has a freebie on her site - in fact there is one there now and, not only that, she has a buy one get one free offer on, and there are always 4 digis on each sheet, a bargain at £1.99!  There are so many to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.

My DT project for the challenge is a tag on a card using one of the digis from sheet 72. A relatively simple card this time but sometimes I think less is more.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Crafting for all Seasons Texture Challenge #13

Our new challenge is Texture which gives us lots of options and we have two sponsors who generously gave the DT some images to play with.

The Paper Shelter have gorgeous cute digi images and lovely digi papers and we were spoilt for choice which to choose. I decided on Cute Dressmaker and used papers from the Pepe in Love set. They have a $20 Gift card for one lucky winner.

A while ago I bought some curtain swatches and I  used a piece of one on my card which matched the papers perfectly. The Tim Holtz stamp was ideal for creating a sewing pattern envelope, and I stamped some cotton reels and wrapped each with different coloured thread. I made a net skirt for the mannequin button, added a few buttons, lace, tape measure ribbon, a sewing machine button and brass scissors. Even though this is a cute image it still lent itself to this vintage treatment which coordinated nicely with the papers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes - Buttons, Free, Sentiment

Our second sponsor is Meljen's Designs which is owned by Melissa Jenkins who illustrates whimsical images and  is offering a choice of four digi images to another lucky winner. I chose to use the singing snowmen.

The background was created using snowflake stamps which were embossed with white embossing powder for a resist technique. It was coloured using broken china distress ink. I embossed a piece of builders scrim  and topped it with some chiffon ribbon. The image was coloured using promarkers and broken china distress ink. The fur on the snowmen's hats and the snow flakes were covered in white flower soft, buttons and beads were added to two of the snowmen. The mat for the image was dry embossed with swiss dots. Metal corners and embellishments were added to complete the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Monochromatic Humourous the music move you a charm Christmas

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Anything Goes #53 Challenge - Stitching real or faux

The new challenge at Anything Goes is stitching either real or faux. I made this card for my grandson's 2nd birthday - not that he was interested in the card - just his new toys! His mum keeps all the cards so maybe he'll appreciate it when he's older lol.

The stamp is a Molly Bloom stamp available from The Craft Den and the papers were freebies which I have had for ages. The netting is builders scrim which I embossed with a gorgeous blue embossing powder - very effective I must say.  I used the same embossing powder to triple emboss the chipboard letters and number. I added some blue raffia from my stash and the happy Birthday sentiment. Really pleased with the result even if Ben wasn't impressed!

I have entered this card into the following challenges: Stitching real or faux

Monday, 31 October 2011

Whoopsie Daisy Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge from Whoopsie Daisy is a sketch which was set by Sande one of our Daisy Divas. One lucky winner will get to choose two sheets of digis from Linnies fab design collection. Check out the site as Linnie has brought back her buy one get one free offer.

Here is my interpretation of the sketch and I have used one of the images from sheet 315.

Isn't she fab? To me it just cried out to be raunchy red and black!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, 24 October 2011

Fairy Magic at Whoopsi Daisy

Time for another challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and this week it's Fairy Magic. Linnie has lots of fairy images from cute to sophisticated. The image I have used was a freebie a few weeks ago, keep checking the Whoopsi Daisy site as Linnie often has a freebie.

When I saw this image it made me think of a fairy on top of a Christmas tree which gave me the idea for the card. It also has a look of my 3 year old granddaughter when she is showing me how she dances at dance classes so it seemed right to make this card for her. I made the Christmas tree with seed beads using brick stitch and the backing paper was a freebie from a magazine which I thought fitted the bill as the spots could be Christmas tree baubles.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Crafting for All Seasons Challenge - Halloween or Halloween colours

This time at Crafting for all Seasons the challenge is Halloween themed. I don't usually do Halloween cards so I have gone with a black cat, colours and a twist. The image is one from Pink Cat Studio

Our sponsors this time are Pink Cat Studio  who are giving one lucky winner 5 digi images and Just Some Lines. who are offering another prize of a $15 GC.

Please do visit the challenge blog and join in with our challenge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Halloween colours Anything Goes Halloween combo Halloween inspired colour

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Anything Goes Challenge #52 - To the Letter

The Anything Goes challenge this time around is To the Letter which can be interpreted in many different ways.
This is my take on it - a Key Holder Plaque, take a look at my workshop page for another version on the same theme.

This is a basic canvas frame onto which I have attached die cuts which have been cut using Tim Holtz Alterations dies. These were all painted using the gorgeous Paper Artsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints which have a lovely chalky finish. Most of the metal embellishments are Tim Holtz's from his ideology range. All these items are available from The Craft Den. A couple of cup hooks in the bottom painted to match and a Key Holder Plaque ready to be hung.

I am entering this project into the following challenges: You choose Anything Goes Anything Goes Shape up  Monochromatic

Monday, 17 October 2011

Free and Easy Whoopsie Daisy Challenge

This week is free and easy and as it is nigh on Christmas it seemed apt to make another Christmas card. This time I have used sheet 276 from Whoopsi Daisy, such a cute nativity scene. Linnie still has a buy one get one free offer on so do pop over to her blog and take a look.

I have kept this relatively simple - I am in a less is more frame of mind at the moment. Sometimes, I think the images can get lost in all the embellishments and there can be far too much going on. The papers are papermanias sheer elegance which were matted onto gold card stock. The star is chipboard which was painted gold and sprinkled with gold glitter, a bit of ribbon, a few gems and job done. 

Please do visit my team mates blogs, they have created some beautiful cards.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, 10 October 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Lets do Christmas Challenge

Hello, its time for another challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy and this time its Lets do Christmas and there are plenty of lovely images on Linnie's Blog and she has a buy one get one free offer on again.

I have used Linnie's sheet 292 and utilised all four images from the sheet to make a scene. Using watercolour card the sky was inked with dusty concord, faded jeans and chipped sapphire distress inks blended together. I misted the sky and then blotted it to give a snowy effect then sprayed with iridescent glitter. The snow drifts were strips of torn card which were coloured with broken china then tipped with icicles stickles . The images were all coloured using promarkers cut out and arranged on the background. The snow on the houses, trees and lamppost is dries white glue lightly sprinkled with silver glitter.

Well at least I have one christmas card made. It's a start anyway!

I am entering this card into the following challenge: Christmas or halloween

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Crafting for all Seasons Fall Flowers Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons and the challenge theme this fortnight is Fall Flowers and our sponsor is Fred She Said  with a prize of a $20 GC.

I chose to use the lovely frame with the three sunflowers at the base. I have decoupaged mine and added an extra sunflower each side and filled the centres of each with seed beads though I'm not sure they show up so well in the photo. The verse was one in my collection - not sure were it is from though. The papers are just from my stash but I thought the distressed look of the paper fitted in with the Fall theme.

Hope you will join in our challenge and good luck to you all.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Anything Goes #51 Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches or both

Hello to you all. This fortnights challenge at Anything Goes is to use die cuts and/or punches.

This is another commissioned card, this time from my daughter who wanted a card for her boyfriend as they were celebrating being together for a year. She didn't want anything lovey dovey so we looked at different stamps in my stash and we decided on the Vintage Photo plate from Creative Expressions - available from the Craft Den.

This card is 8 x 8 larger than my usual but to get the effect and utilise the stamps I wanted to use I needed a larger pallet. Oh I do  love doing vintage  and  these stamps so fitted the bill for my daughter's anniversary card.

I particularly like the heart splat which I used to create the background. The filmstrip is one of Tim Holtz's Dies and I backed it with acetate onto which I stamped the silhouette stamps, also from the set.

The photo of my daughter and her boyfriend was taken recently at his brother's wedding. I made it sepia to fit  with the vintage look and framed it with the frame stamp again from the set. I then filled it with glossy accents for a glazed effect and used chain and brads to 'hang' it.

Overall I was very happy with the finished card - I love it when a plan comes together! It was exactly as I envisaged which is unusual for me as normally the end result is nothing like I planned as I continually change my mind along the way! :)

My daughter was thrilled to bits with the card and her boyfriend loved it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes Anything Goes with ribbon Dies/punches Anything Goes Add punch,die cut

Monday, 3 October 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Lace and Pearls Challenge

Over at Whoopsi Daisy this weeks challenge is to use lace and pearls. This is my card using one of Linnie's sweet images - this one is one of Linnie's freebies isn't she a sweetie?

The papers are from a free CD and the lace is from my local haberdasher. I have made the flower from lace and topped it with a pearl.

My 3 year old granddaughter has just started ballet lessons and this so reminds me of her. They have been taught the correct way to point their toes and she recites "good toes" - toes pointing down and "naughty toes" which are toes pointing up!! She is such a sweetie - just like this image!

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Use a digi Pretty girls 3 x backing papers momochrome lots of layers What a cutie white plus one a cutie
Party Time Tuesdays –  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter – For The Girls
Sew Many Cards – Anything Goes                  

Monday, 26 September 2011

Whoopsi Daisy "Make your own Embellishment Challenge"

This weeks challenge at Whoopsi Daisy is make your own embellishments. I have used an image from Whoopsi Daisy's sheet 29 which includes the parasol. Keep checking the shop site as Linnie often has a freebie of one of her lovely images.

I have used promarkers to colour the images. The flowers are handmade from dies using card, netting and leaf ribbon.

The background paper is a freebie from a craft magazine and I have made the butterflies from seed and bicone beads -  I knew those bead classes would pay off!

Have fun making your own embellishments.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes Recycle - used netting, old letterhead(flowers), used ribbon Buttons Buttons & Bling Button it up Flowers, die cuts, sentiment, stamping Buttons Favourite things - making flowers Something Sparkly - beaded butterflies Goes Goes Goes

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Crafting for all Seasons Sunset/Fall Colours Challenge

The new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons is Sunset/Fall Colours and as we have two sponsors I have made cards using an image from each.

This one is the cornucopia image from Whimsy stamps which I have coloured with promarkers. I have used a background paper of squirrels getting ready for the winter and the leaves are fabric leaves from my stash.

There are 5 free digi stamps to one lucky person.

I have entered this card in the following challenges: Fallin for you challenge Inspiration challenge - Fall

This card is using Autumn's Apple Basket from Sweet 'n Sassy who have 3 digi stamps for another lucky entrant. I have coloured the image using promarkers and the papers are freebies from a craft magazine. Ribbon, skeleton leaves and candy are from my stash.

Looking forward to seeing all the entries. Good luck everyone.

I have entered this card in the following challenges: Autumn colours

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Anything Goes at Anything Goes!

It's anything goes this week over at Anything Goes Challenge Blog. I have been commissioned to make a wedding card and decided to use my new Kanban stamps I purchased last week from Craft Den.

I used the Lattice embossing folder from Creative Expressions (available from Craft Den) to create the textured background. The panel was created using a resist technique by stamping the rose background Kanban stamp, embossing with white embossing powder and then the background was coloured using Distress Ink, Spun Sugar. The heart was made using wire and beads from my stash. The image was stamped on to an oval die-cut and mounted on a scalloped oval die-cut cut from silver miri card. Flowers, ornate corners and pearls were found in my stash and used to finish the card off.

Good luck to all the entrants this fortnight!


simonsaysstampschallenge - Song title or film title as inspiration - Whitney Housten 'I will always love you'.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Whoopsidaisy Shabby Chic Challenge

This week's challenge at WhoopsiDaisy is Shabby Chic. This is my first challenge as a GDT member and despite my 2 grandchildren staying at my house this weekend and causing chaos, I have made this card: 

I made all the flowers using die cuts and quilling; I haven't made quilled flowers for a while but I think I'll make several more in the future! Small pearls were added to the center of each flower and one in the bow in the little girls hair. I have used Sheet 29 from Linnie's lovely images. She has a Buy One Get One Free offer at the moment, so go over to WhoopsiDaisy Digi Store and have a look for yourself.

Good luck to all the entrants this week!


kaboodledoodles- Lots of layers
sweetstampinchallengeblog - Flowers
ellephantasticchallenges - Here come the girls

Friday, 16 September 2011

I am now a GDT member at WhoopsiDaisy!

I am delighted to have been asked to be a GDT member over at WhoospiDaisy. I love Linnie's images and am excited to work with such a talented bunch of crafters. I have already started working on my first challenge and will post it early next week.

Linnie provides a free image on Sundays and they are always stunning! If you're not familiar with her digi images, take a look as every sheet is gorgeous.

The WhoopsiDaisy challenges are every Sunday and the lucky winner gets a few sheets of Linnie's wonderful designs, so play along this Sunday and don't forget to pop back here to have a look at what I have created.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Balloon Bunny

Despite the horrible weather, I've been having great fun playing in my craft room for the past few evenings (and all day today as it is my day off :D) with my daughter. We've been playing around with lots of different papers, digi images and stamps and have made some lovely cards.

This week's challenge over at Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog is a sketch and I made the following card:

I used blues and greens as I loved the balloon background paper I found on a CD in my stash. The ribbon, the buttons and the baker's twine all seemed to work together to titivate the card and finish it off. Even though my DH says I have far too much stuff, I need a good stash to be able to play around and put a lovely card together!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
allsortschallenge - Blue and green
fashionablestampingchallenges - Use ribbon / lace
kaboodledoodles - Use lace / fabric / ribbon
basicgreychallenges- Celebration
charismacardz - Anything goes
stamptacularsundaychallenge - Anything goes

Crafting for all Seasons Birthday Challenge

The challenge this fortnight over at Crafting for all Seasons is Birthday! The design team had the opportunity to play with images from Meljen's Designs, have a nosey at the site, there are some lovely digi stamps and a Freebie available every Monday! The prize for this challenege will be 4 images from Meljen's Designs.

I used the Birthday Cupcake and created this card:

I am really pleased with this card. I love the colour of the papers and managed to find a ribbon in my stash that matched perfectly! I made the flowers myself following a new technique I found. The edges of the paper were stitched, this was the first time I incorporated stitching into one of my cards. I sparkled the stars from the cupcake using Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmers.

Good luck!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
the Alphabet Challenge Blog is 'P is for Pretty Pastels'
craftypurplefrogchallenges - Birthdays - Anything goes
basicgreychallenges- Celebration
stamptacularsundaychallenge - Anything goes

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Anything Goes # 49 Shabby Chic / Vintage Challenge

This is my first challenge as a Design Team Member at Anything Goes Challenge Blog.

This week's challenge is Shabby Chic / Vintage and I decided to go Vintage using Creative Expressions Timeless Journey and Carte Postale stamp sets and Distress Inks, available from Craft Den.

I created by own background papers using a script stamp with perfect medium and clear embossing powder for a resist effect and then using cut and dry foam coloured the paper with distress ink, I then distressed the edges with a craft knife.  The second background paper is strips of masking tape randomly put on, I dragged a distress ink pad across which caught the raised parts of the masking tape. The whole sheet was rubbed with perfect medium and embossed with clear embossing powder. 

The vintage car was stamped on a beer mat (from my local pub) which I had painted using the crackle effect. The sentiment stamp was die cut and then dry embossed with an embossing folder. The card was finished off with faux screw head brads from Creative Expressions, string, a button and the suitcases from the Timeless Journey stamp set were placed using foam pads.

I'm really happy with this card and think it is an excellent man's card.

Good luck to all the entrants this fortnight! 

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends-  A card for a man
craftuscrazy.blogspot - Autumn colours/favourite embellishment