Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Strawberry Fields Forever

Good morning peeps and what a beautiful morning it is here on the Costa del Sol. The sun is shining brightly and temperatures are begining to rise, the birds are chirping sweetly but I wish someone would tell them I don´t like to be woken at 5am.
It is Wednesady again, oh where do the weeks go, and that means it is Flutter By Day and for Challenge#55 we have the option to use the colours Red, White and Blue in honour of Danni´s husband Sam, being deployed to Iraq.
Nancy is our featured Team Member this week so do stop by her Blog and leave her some love, she is a lovely lady and awesome crafter.

Righty ho onto my card, I have had this "Flower Fairies" stamp for ages, bought it in one of the cheapy buckets at Hobby Craft for a couple of pounds and this is the first time I have used it for myself. I coloured "The Strawberry Fairy" with Prisma´s and H20´s, used my new MS punch and new reel of Smirk ribbon which allows me to enter Challenge 26 with One Stop Craft Challenge whose theme is "Something New". Flowers are a mixture of Prima´s and punched so I can also enter Stamp Something whose theme is Showers or Flowers and there are some pretty little strawberry flowers too.

I have my friend Angie visiting today, yes she is the one who got me into carding, so must rush and have a quick flick round. -x-

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge 8 - GD

I am delighted to join the Creative Card Crew for a month´s spot as Guest Designer and we have a super sketch to follow from the very talented Sharon which I really enjoyed playing with. Check out the fabulous cards by the DT.

I love these gorjuss girls and have coloured her with my prisma´s. Papers are from the Classic pack by K&Co and what would I do without my MS lace and retro punches. Flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash and sentiment is a rub on.
I hope you all have a lovely day, the sun is shining brightly here - so nice to see again after all the rain we had on Sunday.

Friday, 24 April 2009

I´m running around in CIRCLES

I couldn´t resist Challenge 7 with the Creative Card Crew as their theme this week is Round and Around set by the lovely Paula. I have been threatening to make a circular card so grabbed this opportunity with both hands and enjoyed myself. This card also qualifies for Challenge #29 with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge whose theme is for Shaped Cards.

I used my largest circular nestie for the main frame, ok I had a couple goes at this as first try was a catastrophe. WOJ Henry is coloured with my trusty prisma´s, feel I am now getting the hang of these,and glamour dust to the icing. Paper is the freebie from May´´s Cardmaking & Papercraft and flowers from The Hobby House.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and the sun shines brightly for you.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Flutter By Wednesday / Just Magnolia

We have a free week on Flutter By Wednesday #54 and as long as you have the required fairy or butterfly on your card you can tie this in with as many challenges as you like so come on in and join the fun.
I am also entering this card into the Just Magnolia Week 1 and followed their sketch which has been designed by the very talented Donalda. There is a huge prize to celebrate their launch so go and ink up those Magnolia´s.

I have coloured with my prisma´s, used lots of nesties and rest from stash. Papers are Sparkly Sweet by K & C0.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

I couldn´t wait to ink up this little beauty which I purchased on my recent trip back home and join in the fun with PBS especially as there is a wonderful sketch to follow designed by the talented Nat. I had so much fun making this card and will definitely use this sketch many times over.

I coloured this Spring Greetings with my prisma´s, chalked the background and added a touch of glamour dust to the little bee´s wings. Papers are Creative Tones by PM and card is from stash. A bugged panel with the Swiss Dots folder , punched swirl and flat backed pearls with organza ribbon and stamped sentiment to finish.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Challenge 6 - Monochrome Madness

This week´s theme with the Creative Card Crew sure had me pulling my hair out as I really had to raid my limited stash to find something to fit their Black/White & Grey or Silver colour combo.

Coloured my gorjuss girl with prisma´s, used lots of nesties and flower punches, matted white onto black ribbon. MSDL punch and ticket stamps from the The Hobby House.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Flutter By Wednesday # 53

It is Wednesday once more and time for another challenge over with FBW and the challenge this week is to create a card with a butterfly or a fairy and just for clarification, we decided any person with wings can qualify as a fairy PLUS use punches or diecuts on your creation! We´d love to see your creations! Just enter the direct link to your creation in Mister Linky. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword, FBW. Please make sure your creation has a fairy or butterfly on it...We've seen some awesome cards linked but no fluttering on them! Thanks.

I decided to use punches as the main theme of my card ... borders, tags and flowers! Ribbons, pearls and gem from stock along with the decoupaged butterfly peeloffs.

Wow, thank you Joey, Pascale and Joanne for this beautiful award I am honoured to receive this from you three very talented ladies. Please do stop by their blogs and leave some love ... better make a cuppa before you go though as you will spend a very happy time browsing their wonderful blogs.

As this is a new Award I shall abide by the rules and pass it onto five other bloggers ... what a difficult decision this is because there are so many wonderful blogs out there but rules are rules:
Danni, Sharon, Stef, Susie and Sheila

Monday, 13 April 2009

Let´s Party

Hope you are all enjoying your Easter break and not feeling too sick after all those choccie eggs.
Challenge 25 at Lily of the Valley is FUN and I can remember more than a few giggly girlie night´s out.

Just had to add lots of glamour dust, us girlies have to sparkle lol. Dp is Dovecraft, decoupage made by a friend, prima flowers and swirl punch from The Hobby House and rest from stash.
Wall to wall sunshine here and not a breath of wind, I hope you all have good weather too.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Brassed Off

Hope you are all enjoying your Good Friday and have plenty of sunshine. A bit windy here today but sun is shining brightly.
Flutter By Wednesday #52 theme is Butterflies or Fairies and as I love them equally I have been greedy and used both.

I decided to dust off my neglected brass stencils and have used one by Joy for the centre and a Marianne Design for the corners, decoupage is by Caron Vinson and the cutie little butterfly embellishments were a snip at the Range.
Sorry for bad piccie but between the wind and sunshine this is the best I can do.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Challenge 24 meets Challenge 5 Happy Easter

Ooh I am catching myself coming backwards since my recent hol in UK and have made this card for Lily of the Valley whose theme is Easter. This card also fits the Happy Easter theme over with the Creative Card Crew

I have used lots of my crafty stash from Harrogate and had fun adding the butterfly charm with wire and beads from my stash. I just love this messy rabbit and coloured him with my prisma´s then added a sakura stardust to the flowers. -x-

Monday, 6 April 2009

Crafted my little socks off today

There is so much fun going on at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog today with lots of prizes to be won so pop over and enjoy yourselves.
I have made this card for a chance of winning a Stampin Up Stamp Set so check out their "Bonus Fun #1". All you have to do is create a card or other project for a special friend letting them know how much they mean to you. Please be sure to include the following on your submission:Create a card or other project for a special friend letting them know how much they mean to you. Please be sure to include the following on your submission:

* ribbon
* two different pattern papers
* sentiment
* at least one flower, and of course, some sort of stamping!

I have used this sweet Sarah Kaye image which I have coloured with my prisma´s, papers, ribbon, flowers and brads are from my stash and sentiment is a Studio G.
Bed now calls me so I hope you all enjoy the fun. -x-

Sunday, 5 April 2009

New Challenge Blog started today

Woo hoo a new Challenge Blog started today and their first theme is "New Beginnings", do stop by and view all the wonderful DT creations at Stamptactular Sunday Challenge

I have used this little cutie stamp from Forever Friends and coloured him with my prisma´s and added lots of glamour dust to his nappy.Flower and teddy button etc are from my stash.

My First Loves + Awards

One Stop Craft Challenge#23-All Sewn Up has been set by the lovely Sharon, now how could I resist when stitching was and still is my first love along with decoupage! She would like to see faux,doodled,stamped, machine or hand stitched so out came my pricking needle for this pattern along with my needle and thread. Flutter By Wednesday #51 theme this week is No Designer Paper so my card also fits into this challenge, another challenge I couldn´t resist because I love my fairies and butterflies too.

A cute little fairy decoupage,have added a little glamour dust to his wings and some flat backed beads then decided he needed something to focus on so also added some little punched out butterflies (always save the scraps from my corner punches)then added some jelly tots to the corners.

I am honoured to receive these awards from three lovely,talented crafters. Please stop by there blogs and say Hi.
Thank you so much Susie and Chris the above award is gorgeous.
Paula, thank you so much hun, your award is gorgeous too.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Easter is approaching

The theme this week over at Stamp Something is Happy Easter Something´s and I have made this card using the wonderful sketch at Charisma Card Challenge #13

Messy Rabbit coloured with prisma´s, papers are a freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft, Prisma Flowers and gems from stash.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. -x-

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Back home with some new stash

Arrived back home last night after a hectic but enjoyable 12 days in UK. It was fantastic to see all our children and grandsons in this one trip and I got to meet our latest addition to the family for the first time and got lots of cuddles to keep me going for a wee while.
I also was introduced to Marcea´s infamous Starbuck´s hot chocolate and cake!!!
What a great time Marcea and I had shopping and the highlight was Harrogate Craft Fair where we met up with the lovely Bev for the Introduction to Copics Workshop which sadly was a shambles.I always thought a Demonstrator would demonstrate but sadly this was not the case and I came away so very disappointed and actually feel like complaining if only I knew how.
Wow you should have seen Bev demonstrate, now here is one lady who knows how to ... and this was for free on the best stand at the show The Hobby House and Jill the owner is such a sweetie too. Marcea and I enjoyed spending more than a few pennies here as the stock was fabulous.

Gosh our Marcea sure knows how to shop, she also took me to The Range and Papermill where I topped up on my Harrogate stash. I so needed card, envelopes, adhesives, a few extra paper packs to add to the K&Co I got from Jill etc etc.

Hopefully I will now be able to make some proper cards with all my new goodies, desperately needed embellishments too so this little stash should help me out!

It was a pleasure to meet Diane ,sorry I never got a piccie of you hun, and Joanne with Emma

I was lucky enough to also meet Moi, Dawny P, Marcea, Kath, Kirsten and Emma.