Friday, 29 March 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #40

Good Morning,

This is a scheduled post as I'm on my way back from Rome today. More about that and proably a pici or 2 over the weekend.

Today see's the start of a new challenge over @ Friday Sketch Challenge and we have a wonderful sketch for you to get creating with by the lovely Janine.

And here's my interpritation:

Colouring medium - Pro's & Copics
Papers - Docrafts Wellington Sunny Days Collection
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Dies border & circles - Spellbinders
Buttons & Ribbon - Stash

Hop on over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration from the wonderful, talented team.
There is a super prize up for grabs from Flonzcraft.

Hopefully all the snow will be gone when I get home and who knows, there maybe some sunshine!
I'll be round later to see what you've all been up to.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #149

Good Morning,

And what a snowy one it is here in Northampton. I hope you are all keeping warm, what an excuse to stay indoors and craft! Not convinced that I'll get to Rome this week, ever the optimist!!!

Over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp we have a new challenge for you. The sketch was designed by the lovely Sjoukje who has stepped down from the DT, we wish her luck in her future ventures.

And here's my take on the sketch:

Don't forget to include either traditional or digi stamping on your entry to be in with a chance of winning this week's super prize that you can get details of on the challenge blog

Image - Cosmos by A passion for stamps
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - from my scrap box (which is getting bigger & bigger)
Butterflies - cut on silhouette and glittered with glamour dust, oh! & coloured with copics
Sentiment - Computer generated.

Keep warm & get crafting, can't wait to see your creations!!!


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #39 (reminder)

God Morning,

I'm a day late posting this reminder card as I've had a stupid accident with my laptop. I only went a closed the lid with a pen on the key board, how stupid was that! Anyway I'm using my laptop through the TV screen (sure I won't be very popular) but needs must.

You have 1 week left to enter the current challenge using this super sketch that Shirley has designed for us to work with.

Here's my card:

Image - DigiStamp Boutique - Louie Love Set
Colouring medium - Copics, Pro's & chalks
Die - Spellbinders
Sentiment - Craters companion
Papers - Check Freebie with mag, Blue coloured with Pro's

I would like to enter:

Divas by Design - Babies & Toddlers
DigiStamp Boutique - Monthly Challenge

Thursday, 21 March 2013

An Easter Gift

Good Afternoon,

I'm back again with a selection of money wallets I was commissioned to make.
I have used a couple images from DigiStamp Boutique (the 2 centre ones) The Snuggles-bunny & Chirp & Love Nest and also their Easter Collction 2 . All the images were coloured with a selaction of copic's, pro's & chalks. Due to the bleed these were then scanned in and  my Daughter created a print and cut file adding borders and text which were cut on  the silhouette. A little bit of glitter was added for that finishing touch. 

Just need to package them up & deliver them, hope they like them!

I would like to enter:

DigiStamp boutique - monthly challenge
Cute card Thursday - Easter parade
Creative Inspirations - Spring colours
Nutcrafters - Spring is here

Decoupage it with MAWTT

Good Morning to all my lovely followers & visitors,
Hope you are all having a lovely week!

Kim is the host of a new challenge over @ Moving Along With the Times with team A this week.
The theme is:


So we would like to see your creations that include decoupage, either Traditional or a Stamped Image that has been layered up.

Here's my card:

I have used Do Crafts - Wellington, Past Times Collection to print off the papers and decoupage. All the paper layers were distressed with a craft knife and tea dye distress ink from Ranger. The 'D' 'A' 'D' brads are yonks old from papermania not sure if they're still available & the celebrate stamp is from Polka Doodles.

Is anyone going to the NEC? I'm going tomorrow, Not to buy anything, just to look!!!!

Anyway get yourselves a cuppa and perhaps a bicky or 2 hop on over to the challenge blog for more inspiration and details of my teamies wonderful blogs.


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Love & Hugs

Good Morning,

Hope you are all well!

I'm here today to share a card that I made at the weekend when I was having a play!
I enjoy being able to just sit and do what ever happens & this is it!

Image - A Freebie from Meljens
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - from my scrap box, I think the paisley one is K & co
Mats & bunting - kraft card
Star gems & twine - stash
Sentiment - Do crafts CD

Have a great day everyone!!!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Candy Winner

Good Morning,

Hope you have all had a great weekend.

I'm here with the winner of my blog candy. Before I tell you who it is, I want to say Thank You all for your lovely comments, I love reading them all & a big Welcome to all my new followers.

So without further a do the winner is .........................

True Random Number Generator 3 Powered by RANDOM.ORG's you Laura congratulations. Please email me @ to claim your prize.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

It's Candy Time

This is a STICKY NOTE please scroll down to view my recent posts.

As promised earlier in the week here is some candy for my lovely follower's. I really did not know what to put up for grabs as we all have different tastes, so I opted for what I think is a safe option, A voucher to spend in store at Saturated Canary.

$12 Gift Certificate

I have been part of blogworld for 1 year now and have some lovely followers! the candy is to say
thank you 
you must be a follower... you don't need to add the candy to your blog unless you want to.  No 'candy only' blogs though - I will check!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave me a comment below before 16.00 on the 17th March and I will draw a winner  using'

I am loving being a part of blogworld, I can't believe how much!
It is great to meet such lovely people and be inspired by all your amazing work!

Thank You

Friday, 15 March 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge # 39

Good Morning,

Hasn't the weather been very changeable this week?
Hopefully we'll have a nice weekend!
Not sure what' happening with Mr Blogger at the moment but I am having problems posting, visiting you all & commenting. I have made this post using a different provider this morning and not up to speed with it so have not added any links. Will take another look when I get home from work this evening. You can link to the challenge from my side bar in the meantime,

Today see's the start over at Friday Sketch Challenge. This week's sketch has come to us compliments of the lovely Shirley and has lots of possibilities.

Here's my card:
Nice simple one this week using a pre coloured image & paper's printed  from a Do Crafts CD. There's nothing else to tell you, told you it was simple.

Hop on over to the challenge blog for more inspiration & details of this week's prize.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #147

Good Morning from chilly Northampton,
woke up this morning to find white cars outside. Wasn't expecting that!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mum's out there.
 I hope you get completely spoilt and get the chance to do what you wish today.

Any way it's time for me to let you know there's a new challenge starting today over @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp today . Mari has created a super sketch for us to play with,

Here' my card:

Image - DigiStamp Boutique 'Baby Animals'
Colouring medium - Copics & Chalks
Papers - Raspberry Road
Sentiment - Computer generated

Hop on over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration from all the team.

***Enter my candy draw here***


Thursday, 7 March 2013

The Birds & The Bees!

Good Morning,

Today sees a new challenge over at MAWTT with team A.
This weeks hostess is Judith who has given us a super theme to work with & that is :
 The Birds and the Bees
 any nature (animals birds flowers etc) or a new baby card

Here's my card:

Image - Honey Bee Buckets, a freebie from Meljens
colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - Honey bee from Raspberry Road
Bunting - cut on silhouette
Alphabet stamps - Dimension Fourth
Sentiment stamp - Papermania

This week's sponsor is A Passion for Stamps who is offering a super prize to this week's winner
Hop on over to the challenge blog for more inspiration here

***Enter my candy draw here***

I would like to enter:

Cute card Thursday - Spring fever
Through the classroom door - Anything goes
Created with love challenge - Anything goes

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Good Evening All,

I made a card following the sketch over at Sketch Saturday so though I would share it with you and at the same time enter the challenge. Love the sketch it has loads of possibilities, it's one I think will get used again!

Image - Caterpillar Hugs, a freebie from 2 Cute Ink
Colouring medium - Copics & chalks
Papers - printed from Do Crafts Boofle CD
Sentiment - Papermania stamp

***Enter my candy draw here***

I would like to enter:

Sketch Saturday - sketch #248

Monday, 4 March 2013

Bloom Beautifully

I recently bought this digi after browsing your lovely blogs and discovered tiddlyinks images actually come in digi form, don't know why I thought they were only available in rubber.. I went over to their store where it took me ages to decide which one to purchase, so many great images I could have gone wild.
Anyway I really enjoyed colouring in this image so went a little wild and coloured in several!
This one I used copics, her dress & bows are several shades of yellow & on her dress I used the clear ink to remove some of the colour to give a spotty effect. The flowers were coloured with a small amount of the same yellow picked upon the tip of the clear pen to give a really soft touch
Image-Tiddlyinks Bloom Beautifully
Colouring medium-Copics, Chalks & Stickles
Sentiment-Polka Doodles
Gems-Papermania (coloured with copics)

I would like to enter:

Dream valley challenge- ribbon & bling

***Enter my candy draw here***

Friday, 1 March 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #38

There's a new challenge starting today over @ Friday Sketch Challenge & it's my sketch you have to play with this week, hope you like it!

This week we have a super prize for you from our sposor

After watching Sheena on create & craft playing with different mediums I decided to have a play!
I got my 'sticky finger' inks out, sprayed them on my kitchen worktop (I used green & yellow). I then wet a piece of white paper/card which I laid on top of the ink. Perfect pearls was then sprayed onto this to give a golden shimmer & this was left to dry, speeded up with the heat gun. 
Following this week's sketch I cut the paper I created square and cut in half diagonally, this was distressed round the edges to give a bit of definition,. This was then mounted onto a black mat.

I used 'drop tree' rubber stamp from Flonz to stamp the image with a clear ink. Black embossing powder was then applied to this which was heated with a heat gun. I cut the image out with a spellbinders die and applied more gold perfect pearls round the edge, this was then mounted onto a black scalloped circle mat.

The image was attached to the card base with foam pads, craft cards candi was added along with a heat embossed sentiment from HOTP.

I had such a great time getting messy that I got more inks out and coloured more papers. Just need to use them now!

Hop on over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from my teamies.
Can't wait to see what you create with my sketch! 

***Enter my candy draw here***