Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Santa´s Little Helper

Here we are half way through yet another week, how time flies when you have fun. Wednesday´s always bring us Flutter By Wednesday at Danni´s Dreams and this week is another open one so just create your card with a "Butterfly", "Fairy" or "Angel" and join in the fun.
I have used the wonderful sketch again over at Lili of the Valley designed by none other than my dearest daughter Marcea. Simon Says "All That Sparkles" and Winter Wonderland have an "Open Theme" and to throw the glitter about.

I have coloured my image with Copics, flowersoft to fur trims and glamour dust to her wings.
Papers are from the Christmas Wishes pack by DCWV and holographic card from stash. Snowflake is a shapeability and again the glamour dust came out.
Don´t forget to pop by my FBW teamies blogs for inspiration, Ann, Cassie, Chris, Christine, Danni ,Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Kristie, Kim, Lelia, Michelle, Nancy, Stef, and Taylor.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Creative Card Crew - Challenge #34

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge with the Creative Card Crew. This week´s theme of SNOWFLAKES has been set by our lovely Claire and our sponsor Simon Says Stamp has generously donated a €20 Gift Certificate and Heidi will also pay the postage.

We are delighted to welcome Victoria to our Design Team, she is one awesome crafter so do please stop by her blog and leave her some love.

Anyhoo onto my card. I have heat embossed with red tinsel onto acetate - turned this over and applied H20´s, floor polish and a crumpled paper hankie! The stamp was a present from a very lovely lady, thank you Bev, it is hard to believe it is almost two years since you showed me this technique. I have followed my dear daughters sketch, thank you Marcea, I will definitely be using this again as it was such fun to work with. Papers are Christmas Wishes from DCWV and the snowflakes are from Shapeabilities.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Die Cut Dreams - Challenge #20

Good morning from a very sunny Costa del Sol, can´t believe the heat we are having at the end of October or that Monday is upon us again so soon and the extra hour we were supposed to get somehow disappeared without me noticing.

The challenge this week at Die Cut Dreams is Wedded Bliss and I have gone back to when I started crafting and made a decoupage, shaped card. I am also entering this card into One Stop Craft Challenge who are celebrating their 1st Bloggoversary with the theme of Celebrations .

I have used Summer Flowersoft on the bouquet, hairband and button hole to
give even more dimension and added some glamour dust to the brides dress.

Papers are BG Wisteria, sentiment from See D , floral ribbon around arch and other embellies from stash.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Autumn is here

Good morning peeps, I hope you are all hunky dory. Lovely and cool here this morning as we had torrential rain through the night and everything is refreshed.

This week on Flutter By Wednesday is another free week so just create a card with a Butterfly or Fairy and upload with a direct link to Mr. Linky and if you upload to SCS or PCP please use the keyword, FBW.
Dottie´s World, Crafty Cardmakers and Crafty Calendar have all set the theme of Autumn which are colours I never use so a real challenge in itself for me and can you believe these are now my favourite colours.

I have coloured Madison, with my copics, just getting the feel of them now. Main dp is from KCo, prima flowers, spacers , brads, charm and braid are from my stash and I had fun making my wee dangly, yep that wire sure is useful!
Be sure to stop by my teamies on FBW Ann, Cassie, Chris, Christine, Danni,Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Kristie, Kim, Lelia, Michelle, Nancy, Stef, and Taylor as their cards are always so inspirational.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Creative Card Crew - Challenge #33

Wow I can´t believe we are onto Challenge 33 already at the Creative Card Crew and this week our lovely Linda has set the theme of Baby/Childrens cards which is definitely my weekest spot and Lili of the Valley have set the theme of A Christmas Card for a Child so I just had to make two - yep a glutton for punishment.

I have coloured these cuties with my copics and added flowersoft to the fur trims and glamour dust to the bows. I ran the tag die cuts through with the Swiss dot folder and papers are from an Extreme cd.

Our car goes into the garage this morning for a couple of days, couldn´t you just curse when idiots mark your card and clear off without a by your leave. Once we have dropped it off we will catch the bus down to Fuengirola and do a spot of shopping and eat out then catch the train back home. Aah the joys of being a lady of leisure rofl.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Die Cut Dreams - Challenge #19

The challenge this week at Die Cut Dreams has been set by our lovely Susie and she has chosen the theme of Winter Wonderland, another excuse for me to crack on with my Christmas cards and Lili of the Valley would like to see a Christmas Card for a Child.

I couldn´t wait to ink up Miki & Kimi, from Lili of the Valley when they landed in my mailbox the other day. I have coloured them with my copics and used flowersoft for the fur trims. The border is a beautiful old gold ribbon which my dear friend Bev brought over a couple of years ago and I have cut into this for the first time - good aren´t I ... ooh it is so strokeable but really should be used. I couldn´t believe my luck when I found some lovely matching card too to make up my nestie snowflake and sizzlet sentiment.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The REAL Mc Coy - broomstick

This week at Flutter By Wednesday #79 is a free week as long as you have a Butterfly or Fairy on your project and Cute Daisy May say Fairy-nuff so a Fairy is what again is required whilst on Dottie´s World and Allsorts #22 they would like to see Halloween projects and ABC are onto the letter F for flying.

I racked my brains on how to turn this beautiful pixie fairy into a Halloween image so googled broomstick then printed one out when hubby came on the scene and said something along the lines "Surely you´re not using THAT!!!", remember I am being polite here, and from someone who never critises I knew I had gone down the wrong road and a few minutes later he presented me with some garden clippings so voila

my broomstick was created from twigs and a cocktail stick, again the wire from wine bottle came into use to bind these together. Aah for the hidden genius in my hubby, maybe better keep the wine flowing if he is gonna have brainstorms like this rofl.

I have coloured my image with copics and added some glamour dust and glitter for a bit o the ole sparkle. She is popped up on double 3d pads onto this sparkly paper which I cut with my nestie and dp is from an extreme cd.
Sorry I am such a bad blogger at the mo but I´m not feeling anywhere near A1 so I am following doctors orders and those of my dear daughter so promise to get back on track asap. -x-

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge #32

Good morning peeps and what a lovely cool morning it is here. Autumn is definitely on it´s way at long last, days averaging 30 degrees with lovely cool temps at night so sleeping is no problem.

This week the challenge at Creative Card Crew has been set by our lovely Sharon and she has chosen the theme of SCALLOPS and Heather from Crafty Addicts has kindly sponsored us so check out our Blog to view the fabulous prize and also for inspiration from the Design Team.

I have coloured my image with copics and layered with nesties. Paper is from K & Co, swirls are sissix and flowers are from my stash.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Moon Baby

Our challenge at Die Cut Dreams this week is Babies R Us and Stampin´Sisters in Christ would also like to see your Baby Cards whilst Cute Card Thursday have set the theme of Charms.

The week ahead is "Baby loss awareness week" People whose lives have been touched by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or just after birth are uniting with others across the UK to show their support for the Baby Loss Awareness campaign 2009, which focuses on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day on October 15th.
On Thursday at 7pm it's the Global Wave of Light. To join in if you have suffered a loss all you need to do is light a candle at 7pm in honour of the memory of your child.

I am so not into baby cards so struggled with this one.I have coloured my image with copics and used glamour dust to give a bit sparkle to the moon. Recycled wire from a wine bottle for my charms as it is lovely and fine to thread the pearls and everything else is from my stash.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Better late than never

Sorry my card is on late today, I am having problems with the old peeps and flashing lights but better late than never as the saying goes.
Over at Flutter By Wednesday we have an open month so as long as you have a Butterfly or Fairy on your card why not join in and play along with us.Dottie´s World have a theme of Circles, Dare U 2 Digi Stamp want to see Punched Shapes or Die Cuts, ABC are onto the letter E for Embossing and Pile it On want to see Three Dimensional ... phew quite a while since I challenged myself like this rofl.

Anyhoo onto my card. I have coloured Daisy with Copics and got the good ole glamour dust out to her wings then popped her up with 3d pads. Paper is from the Boxer pad, bugged pearlescent card with the Paisley folder and cut out with nesties, corners are cuttlebug too and leaves are sizzlets. Retro punched flowers from leftovers and roses from my stash.Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a lovely day.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Creative Card Crew - Challenge #31

Good morning peeps, I hope you are all well, fit and happy.
We are so excited to introduce you to our new Guest Designer
who will be joining us for the next three months, we are in for a treat as her cards and projects are awesome.

It is my turn to set the challenge this week with the Creative Card Crew and I have chosen the theme of CELEBRATIONS in honour of my fellow DT´s big FIVE O on the 10th.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON, enjoy your day sweetie.

Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe and Regina has kindly donated 3 sets of the winners choice plus she is also giving all Creative Card Crew readers a very special offer
This special deal is for today (only valid on 6th October) and it's open until midnight pacific time. If you order a download set from the Cutting Cafe you can order another set for free as long as it is of equal or lesser value. To qualify for the free set you must write in the order comments on paypal that you've seen this deal on the Creative Card Crew Challenge Blog.
There is also a special prize this week of a 2 week Guest Designer spot and the winner will be chosen at random by Sharon from this weeks entries.

Anyhoo onto my offering for this week!

A close up of her sparkly dress as I have no idea how to enlarge my main card with it being A4 in total length so all help will be appreciated, excuse the shadow - it is so hot and sunny here so can´t be avoided rofl.

My base card is pearlescent and papers from SU, coloured Madison from Charmed Cards & Crafts, with my copics then covered her dress with glamour dust ... well a girl has gotta sparkle on her BIG O doesn´t she? Got my needle and thread out and enjoyed a couple of hours sewing the side panels then heat embossed my sentiment - touched up the roses with copics and some more glamour dust and cut the 50 from my Sizzlets.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Watch out - there are witches about

This is my 1st DT card for Die Cut Dreams and challenge #17 has been set by our lovely Vikki who has set the theme of Halloween with a colour combo of Black, Purple, Orange and Green and for good measure has thrown in a wonderful sketch too. At first I thought YIKES what on earth am I going to do here but to be honest it was easy peasy.
Creative Belli also have a theme for Halloween as do Fun with Shapes and More and Stampavie and More have set the theme of Animals ... now what decent witch would be without her cat???

I have coloured my image with Copics, cut her out with my nesties. Paper is from an Extreme cd and ribbon plus slider are from my stash. Sentiment is computer generated using Accent Dot Writer font and again cut out with nesties.
Start of a new week, I hope it is a good one.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Young Love

The challenge this week on Dottie´s World is "Charmed I´m Sure" and I have just finished this card - yes last minute as usual.

I had fun colouring with my copics, cutting out with nesties. MS valentine punch on PM dp and flowers and charms are from my stash.
I hope you are all enjoying a good weekend and the sun is shining on you - 30 degrees here at the moment, just a tad warm.