Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Easter at the paper shelter

Hi again, I am back with my 2nd dt card for today, this time its for The Paper Shelter, the challenge for this week is is a nice and easy one, Easter.
As always if you use a paper shelter image you can win a $20 gift certificate to spend in the online store, and if you use a non paper shelter image you can still win 3 digis of your choice, fab prizes or what!
I have used the very cute Easter Bunny, and I have matched her up with first edition papers.

Please pop over and see the rest of the dts creations and leave them some love, hope you can join us.

Game on!

Good morning everyone, well the weather is still holding here, it is just beautiful, and what have I been doing? washing everything in sight like a woman possessed!! lol Well you gotta make the most of it while it lasts lol!
Right well lets get onto the reason for this post, its time for a new challenge over at crafty creations challenge. This weeks theme is Game On, so anything to do with sports or games. I chose to use this very cute edwin stamp, it fitted in perfectly with the theme and it was also ideal for me as it was my big brothers birthday last week. And as he is a mad keen Celtic fan I just had to go with green and white!

Remember to pop over and see what the rest of the dt have made, they are all fab creations.
I will be back soon with my Paper shelter dt card.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Tilda and the beanstalk...

Good morning my lovely bloggers, I hope you are enjoying the joys of spring,(well here in the uk anyway!) isnt this weather just fab? It reached 21 degrees here yesterday, how long will it last, well as its the easter hols starting here on friday I guess by friday 3-30pm it will be back to the usual March weather! lol I am planning on getting started on my little bit of garden, I am planning to grow some veggies and fruit this year, not sure if they will survive the sea gulls though, we have had them nesting in an old building just behind our house for the last 2 years, they drive us mad as they insist on circling the house in the wee small hours squawking for several hours, and once the chicks get out onto the roof of the building they then started to dive bomb me when I was hanging out the washing!! So any advice would be gratefully received, I dont mind them nesting just dont want to get attacked by them!
ok enough of seagulls!
 I have a card to share today. I decided to make another tilda card, I am loving this collection sooooo much!! This one I have made uses the very cute beanstalk tilda and her beanstalk.
This is only the 3rd time I have masked images as I always struggle with it, and this is also the first time painting a scene with distress inks. I am fairly please with how it turned out.

Card recipe
images- beanstalk tilda and beanstalk 
from prince's and princesses collection
medium - distress inks
papers - inkido forever collection (love, love love!!)
dies - magnolia and marianne
flowers - woc and stash
lace, ribbons, pearls and button all from stash
butterfly - birthday present from Sara x

Entering into the following challenges

MDUC - bingo (dies/punches, flowers & glitter/bling)
simply magnolia - ribbon & dies/punches
2 Sisters challenge - spring is in the air
divas by design - distressing

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring blossoms at Paper Sundaes

Afternoon everyone, its time for another challenge over at Paper Sundaes. Our challenge for this week is Spring Blossoms. And our sponsor is  the lovely Michelles, with the prize for one lucky winner of $10 to spend in michelles shop

I have made this cute little canvas and easel set

Canvas recipe
Canvas and easel - the works
images - magnolia
die cuts - tim holtz and magnolia
papers - mme howdy doody
ribbon, corner charm - from stash


Friday, 23 March 2012

winner of my birthday candy

 Morning everyone, sorry I haven't been around this week I will explain all in a moment, but first I wanted to give you the result of my birthday candy draw. I got Alex to pick a name out of a hat and he picked......

Teresa of craftingallday creations

If you could email me Teresa with your address I will get the goodies in the post to you xx

I wanted to apologise if I haven't left you any comments lately, blogger decided to freeze me out all week, so I have been able to visit your blogs but not leave comments. I have done all the usual stuff like change to google chrome etc but blogger just wouldnt play ball!! even tonight I still cant leave comments on everyone's blog but it is getting better so I am hoping its sorting itself out!
The other main reasons for being absent this week have been due to the fact I have been unwell. First off I have had an tooth abscess which has been seen too but I had to get my tooth packed and an appointment made for me to go back and see my own dentist when he comes back from holiday (4 weeks from now!!!)but the packing has already started to come out so I think I will be back before then.
Then to top my week off I have had the mother of all migraines. It started on tuesday evening with a slight sore head which I put down to my sore mouth and jaw. But no I wasn't getting away that easy by midnight I was vomiting, lost the vision in my right eye and felt like my eye was going to explode with the pressure in my head. So I have been left a bit washed out and generally feeling bleurghhh!! So not a lot of crafting happening here this week.
Roll on the weekend please!
Hopefully I will be back soon with something crafty!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

die cuts and punches at Lovely hAnglar Only

Ok now I am back with my 2nd dt card for today. Its time for a new challenge over at Lovely hAnglar Only, This week we are sponsored by the fabulous


The prize Tracy is offering is this gorgeous bundle


Our challenge is a nice and easy one, 
'Use die cuts and/or punches'

Here is my card,

card recipe
image - hAnglar
papers - inkido (OMG!!! soooo lush)
medium - copics
flowers - woc
tim holtz on the edge butterfly die and film reel
flower ribbon - ebay
butterflies - MS punch

entering into the following challenges
bunny zoes - shabby chic
Deep ocean challenge - butterflies

photo inspiration at Paper Sundaes

Afternoon everyone, I am running late with this post as I have had a power cut, luckily the power was only off for an hour so not too bad, except for kids grumping and Alex telling me that the tv needed new batteries!! lol
Anyway, onto todays dt card for Paper sundaes. We have a gorgeous inspiration photo for you today 

Photo from photo card boutique. original source unknown. 

Isn't that a gorgeous pic, the colours are divine!
We are sponsored this week by Simon says Stamp.

Here is my take on the colours,

Hope you can join us at Paper Sundaes, Also check back on Monday as we are having a DT call.
You also have until midnight to enter into my birthday candy draw, link is on side bar..
Card Recipe
Image - tilda with daisy
papers - kaisercraft, pink gelato
flowers - woc
lace - ebay
pink gingham - present from Sara

Entering into the following challenge

TOMIC  -sketch, flowers and feathers
deep ocean - butterflies

Back in a mo with Lovely hanglar only dt card...

Thursday, 15 March 2012

birthday celebration album...

Morning everyone, right I am going to warn you now this post is VERY VERY picture heavy. So go grab a tea, coffee or whatever you fancy, put your feet up, sit back and relax.....
When MDUC announced their challenge this week was to celebrate their 3rd birthday, I knew I had to join in the fun. And I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I have had this blank castle album in my craft cupboard for sooooo long, to be honest I cant even remember buying it, oh dear how bad is that? but I came across it a few weeks back during one of my many clearouts. And when the new tildas were released I knew they would be so perfect together. So I have been busy since sunday making this, I made myself put it aside on mon and tues, till I had finished 2 dt cards, (I still have another 2 to get done by for sun, christine and sara if you are reading this I will get them done,I promise scouts honour!!!)
Ok here we go, are you sitting comfortably?

still with me?

not many more...

almost done....

Well done if you have reached the end. Pheeeww that was a marathon!!! lol

Ok, Entering into the following challenges

MDUC - birthdays
Deep Ocean challenge - butterflies
simply magnolia challenge - anything goes
Bunny Zoes - shabby chic
little darlings - spring is in the air
a gem of a challenge - perfect pastels

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

One for the boys at the Paper Shelter

Hi again, I am back with my second dt card for today. Please scroll down if you are here for my crafty creations post.
Righto! our challenge for you this week over at The Paper Shelter is 'One for the boys' which along with cas,is one of my absolute dreads!! I really really struggle with boys cards, it actually takes me longer to make one of these as I can sit with it for hours debating what I can and cant use! lol
but I have managed to get one made, and here it is....

this was a total nightmare to photograph due to the dps,no matter how many pics I took not one is completely in focus :(

card recipe
medium - copics and flexmarkers
papers - mme lime twist
star buttons - molly blooms stamp
boys rock die cut - sizzix

Favorite nursery rhymes at crafty creations

Morning everyone, its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Creations. This week would like to see you fabulous projects inspired by your favourite nursery rhyme.
We are being sponsored by the wonderful Meljen, who kindly gave the design team some gorgeous digis to play with.
I finally chose Mother goose.

Card Recipe
image - mother goose by meljen
papers - pink paislee
rose ribbon - present from Sara
dies - magnolia

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Feminine Flair...

Afternoon everyone, I have just remembered in the nick of time to post this. I got too caught up on a little project I am making for the MDUC, I will hopefully be able to share it with you all very soon.
So onto todays card, its time for a new challenge over at Paper Sundaes. We are being sponsored this week by the very lovely Whiff Of Joy.
Our theme this week is Feminine Flair!
I have used the very gorgeous stamp called Melinda blowing kisses by Elisabeth Bell for whiff of joy.
this was another of my uninked stamps! (hanging head in shame!!)
I have went for very girlie pink and white with a shabby chic look.

Card Recipe
image - melinda blowing kisses, WOJ
papers - prima sparkling spring
medium - distress inks
flowers and pearl sprays - WOC
die cuts - Tim holtz hardware findings die
Pearls, lace and cheesecloth all from stash

Entering into the following challenges
allsorts - flower power
creatalicious - lace
flutterby wednesday - springtime
divas by design - fav things (pink flowers sparkle)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

teddy bear hug..

hi everyone, what on earth is going on with the weather? yesterday we had rain, snow, sunshine and winds. it was changing by the minute! roll on spring please!! 
I have been playing with another of my new tildas, this little cutie is teddy bear love, isnt she sweet?
I have used the new magnolia papers also.

Card recipe
image - teddy bear love, new magnolia collection
papers - new magnolia collection
flowers - woc and doohickey die
doily, rose trim, gems and feathers all from stash
clock die - tim holtz
lace - gift from Sara
butterfly - gift from a friend
medium - copics
sentiment - tina wenke

entering into the following challenges

craft your passion - anything goes
simon says stamp - mothers day/special girl
bunny zoes - celebrations
CES - flower frenzy
paperplay - recycle, ( lace is cut off a skirt)
divas by design - favorite things, flowers, pink and tilda