Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A card and two bits of news!....

Hiya, hope everyone is well in blogland and not too wet! I cant believe we are almost into September, already, where has the year gone? I also cant believe how chilly its getting, I do hope that its not a sign of things to come! lol Dont think I can cope with as much snow and ice that we had last year, it was truly awful last year!
Anyway enough of me moaning about the weather, let me start with not one but two bits of fabby news.

 Firstly Meghan found out yesterday that her card won in the Simon Says stamp kids challenge, she won a $25 voucher to spend in the simon says stamp shop, which she has kindly offered to share with me as I let her loose on ALL! my stash.

And secondly, I have been asked to join the Paper Sundaes DT, Thank you so much Christine and Shana, I am so excited and cant wait to get started.

So lets get onto todays card,
I've got a Tilda card to share with you today,

Card Recipe:
Image - tilda from bon voyage collection
Medium - prismas, polychromos and Distress inks
Papers - Ella Blue gcd designs
flowers - WOC
key, butterfly charm - stash
lace - ebay
martha stewart punch and crackle paint.

I hope you like it,
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Simon says stamp - anything goes
Crat us crazy - anything goes
Craetive Craft Challenge - just charming


Sunday, 28 August 2011

Digi stamp no 2...

Hiya all, great day for crafting today,its still pouring with rain and I cant go anywhere due to my stupid knee. So all I can do is sit and colour, make cards and generally be a pain in the bum for my family who are having to wait on me hand and foot!! (I'm making the most of it LOL!!!)
Today I have another digi stamp card to share with you.
I think this may be a very bad move that I made buying my first digi, like most crafters Im a 'I want it now!' crafter and this idea of digi stamps and papers was one I tried very hard to stay away from cause I knew I would get hooked, and yep I am. Especially as I have to rest and I am finding myself sitting with my ipad just browsing through shop after shop after shop.
 Oh dear Im not going to have a happy bank manager (or hubby for that matter!!).
Anyway heres todays card,

Card Recipe,

Image - Make it crafty, Alyssa Elven Princess
medium - promarkers and prismas
flowers - WOC
papers - Kaisercraft, Blae and ivy
sentiment - same pad as papers
bird cage charm - ebay

I Would like to enter this into the following challenges,

Totally gorjuss - as you like it
Craft Us crazy - anything goes

Thanks for your lovely comments, much appreciated

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Christmas card and an accident!..

Hi everyone, what a horrible day it is here, I dont think it could rain any heavier, it is just pouring at the moment, really miserable. Which is just how I feel too :-(
 I dislocated my knee and now have my leg all strapped up in what I can only describe as some sort of torture device!! and I have to use crutches. Ive to rest it and go and see the orthopaedic doctors on monday. Its not the first time that Ive done this, it was a regular event in my teens as I have hypermobilty syndrome, but its the first time ive done it for 20 years. On the bright side though I can sit and make cards while I rest it.
Yaaaay, always look for a silver lining!! lol
Anyway enough of my whinging, let me show you todays card. Ive finally got round to making my first Christmas card and using my very first digi stamp!

Ive used promarkers to colour it in, I was a bit concerned about the printer ink but it seems ok so Im off to look for more digi stamps, well theres nothing else I can do!!lol

Card recipe,
Image - wee stamps, winter fairy,
flowers - WOC
Medium - promarkers
ribbon - the ribbon girl
snowflake - whimsy die
papers - not sure, had them a few years
snowflake charm - ebay

Thanks for popping by and I really appreciate all your comments

Friday, 26 August 2011

Some exciting news...

Hi, just a quick post to tell you some exciting news, I have been asked to join the Anything goes challenge blog DT, yaaaaay, I'm so excited and very happy, thank you so much girls mwaaah.
Cant wait to get started!!!


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Happy dancing Tilda,

Hi all, I'm still here!! Just trying to get back into my old routine as our schools are now back and so is nursery for Alex. Its amazing how 8 weeks holiday knocks you off balance and makes it difficult to get back into routines. I finally got round to making a card last night, which I made with the paper sundaes challenge in mind. Their challenge was to use at least 2 of the following toppings, Green, buttons, banners and/or twine. Well do I need any excuse to get out my banner die? No i think not lol!!
I used all the toppings as there is a tiny bit of green on the bunting and button. 
The card looks very bright in the pics, its not so bright IRL, I find bright pinks very hard to photograph! 

The card base started life as a square scalloped craftwork cards basic card. I knew I wanted to make this shape and have the bunting hanging across the top. So after much measuring, cutting, folding atc I managed to get it right and I, very happy they way it turned out. You can probably buy these card shapes somewhere but i like a challenge and anything that saves money is good in my book.

Card recipe;
Image - Dancing Party Tilda.
Papers -  MME Lost and found two Blush (gorge!!)
Flowers - WOC
Die - cheery lynne flourish
Heart charm, buttons, ribbon and bakers twine all The Ribbon Girl
bunting - Whimsy die

I would like to enter this into the following challenges,

Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar,
MDUC - Flutterbys
The Paper shelter - die cuts and punches

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Little sailor girl,

Good evening lovely bloggers, I though I would post this card as its for a couple of challenges that I dont want to miss out on. Thank you for all your lovely well wishes, I'm still not feeling 100%, I seem to have picked up some sort of bug, but hopefully on the mend now. Im looking forward to seeing my big brother at the weekend he's up visiting with his family, don't get to see him very often so its nice to catch up.
Anyway onto tonights card, I made this for the lovely CLP challenge which was the following sketch,

I love this sketch its right up my street, with lots of lovely layers of design papers,

Card Recipe,

Image - hAnglar
Design papers - Ella blue by gcd
pins - ribbon girl
embroidered lace - fabric_garden on ebay
Fabric roses - as above
 ( fab shop, so many yummy trimmings and excellent service)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges,

CLP challenge - sketch
Anything goes challenge - birthday/celebration
Divas By design - birthdays
Deep ocean challenge - light blue

Thanks for popping by its greatly appreciated, as are all the lovely comments you leave, xx

Monday, 15 August 2011

A little thank you bear...

Hi all, sorry for the late post its just been one of those days where nothing seems to have been done, but i feel like I've been running around like a loony!! lol
The card I have to share with you today was made for the LOTV challenge, whose theme is thank you.
The image was one of a set that i got free with a magazine the other week and I thought it fitted the theme perfectly. I handwrote the 'thank you' on the envelope that the little bear is holding.

Sorry its a bit short and sweet, I am heading off to bed as I am not feeling to great, I thought it was one glass of wine to many on sat night but I dont think it is, I think I may be coming down with something :-(

Card recipe,
Image - Lili of the Valley,
Ribbon - silky crush from the Ribbon Girl
medium - promarkers and prismas,
flowers - WOC
leafy swirl - cheery lynne die, Flourish
leaves - woodware punch

I would like to enter this into the following challenges,

Craft us crazy - anything goes
Addicted to stamps - anything goes

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Ladybug tilda..

Good afternoon, hope all are well. short post today as feeling a bit under the weather :-(
Nobody but myself to blame though, had 1 too many glasses of wine!
Luckily I made this card yesterday before going out.
Ive used Ladybug Tilda from the raising the ceiling collection. Shes yet another one of my favourites! I have quite a few really.
I have used the gorgeous vintage whimsy papers from the girls paperie, need to restock on these soon. The stunning lace is japanese embroidered flax linen which I bought from eaby.

Card recipe,
Image - ladybug tilda, raising the ceiling collection
flowers - WOC
papers - vintage whimsy, the girls paperie
medium - promarkers and prismas
lace - ebay
pins, butterfly from stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges,
Divas by design - birthdays
Fussy and fancy friday - use a lot ( flowers and pins)
Magnolia mania - special card

Friday, 12 August 2011

Something in the mail...

Good morning lovely bloggers, yet another day of more rain, so much for summer. Not long left of our school holidays here, mine go back to school and nursery on the 23rd.
Todays card is another belles 'n' whistle one, cant stop using these at the moment, this is one of my favourite images, there is just so much detail and like all Elisabeth Bell designs she is a joy to colour. Ive went back to my prismas for this one as I wanted the colours to be soft.

Card recipe,
image ; happy mail, Belles 'n'whistles
Design papers; Melissa Frances vintage attic treasures
Flowers; all WOC
seam binding; ebay
medium; primacolour pencils blended with sansodor
highlighted with stickles and liquid pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge,

this card will be on sale later on ebay.

Thanks for visiting x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

A hot cup of cocoa...

Afternoon all, that might seem like a very odd title for as we are meant to be in the middle of summer (!) I can tell you its not summery in bonnie Scotland, Its very wet and cold and very very miserable :-(
Its not often I do two posts in one day but I made this card for the Whiff of Joy challenge which is 'bows and buttons'. So i thought I would get it on to show you all.
Ive Used my brand new first edition pad Christmas Joy which is full of yummy contempory colours and designs. I made the poinsettias using a marrianne die and the ribbon, pins and teapot charm are all from my Ribbon girl birthday blog hop prize. Ive used promarkers again, Im really getting back into these at the moment.

Thanks for popping by x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Whiff of Joy challenge - buttons and bows
Papertake weekly - grow your own (made the poinsettias)
Stampalot challenge - whatever you fancy
addicted to stamps - anything goes