Sunday, 31 January 2010

Simon Says Challenge - New Baby

Twin boys!

Simon Says Challenge this week is for a New Baby card and I have
just finnished this one. Basic Grey papers, Giraffes from Die cut Dreams,
Sakura doodles, felt border by Papermania and some fancy brads
Piece of paper ribbon from Polkadoodles to finnish.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Saturday Challenge hearts!

It was my friend Lesley's Birthday yesterday (prospective future MIL to Caleb - Morgans Mum!!)
So this card is for her. We are off there for a party today as Lesley and her girls Morgan 5 and Page 6 all have their birthdays within a couple of days of one another - if you ask me very bad planning!

I have used my cupcake stand image -
 free papers and some peg stamps, copics, Sakura and some doodling.

The challenge at Secret Crafters Saturday challenge is hearts so perfect!

The winners from The Crafty Creations Bloghop will be on the new challenge post on Wednesday.

Crafty Creations Birthday Blog Hop - We are 1 years old!

This post will stay at the top until Saturday 30th January 9:00a.m. GMT

It’s a Crafty Creations Challenges BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!! Thank you for joining us in celebrating a year of challenges!! If this is the first you’ve heard of the hop, then jump right in and help us celebrate! Please stop by each of the blogs and leave the CCC design team members a friendly comment, and be sure to leave us a link to your blog when you finish the hop at Crafty Creations Challenge blog! You don’t want to miss anyone; you will find giveaways along the way and special prizes at the end of the hop too!

If you have arrived here from Jenn  then you are on the right track. Your next stop in the hop will be Deena.

If you have lost your way or would like to start at the beginning just check the list below beginning with Jaime’s blog and ending at Crafty Creations Challenge blog!

I am thrilled to have Sew many cards sponsoring this part of the hop for me and I have created a card using one of their fun images.

One lucky winner that leaves a comment on my blog will win this image - how cute is he!

so leave a comment by Friday night and on Saturday I will draw a winner!

Now its time to hop over to Deena to see what she has instore and I wouldn't miss the
Crafty Creations challenge - lots of great prizes to be won!!!!!!

Friday, 29 January 2010

Polkadoodles - Valentine - non traditional colours

Over at Polkadoodles this week the challenge is
Valentines - non traditional colours
You all know how much I love the Polkadoodle owls
Nikki's flowers and alphas are pretty fab aswell.

All images are from the Back to Nature CD with a little added doodling.

Please excuse lack of visits this week we  had a friends funeral to attend yesterday and my mind has been elsewhere. But Liz being Liz put things in perspective having "The Galaxy song" by Monty Python played at the celebration of her life after the thats one cool song!

Thursday, 28 January 2010

C.R.A.F.T. - Paper piecing

This week over at C.R.A.F.T. the challenge is paper piecing.
Thanks to Julie for a fab tutorial that can be found here

I have used my own image Calum Cockerel and some wonderful papers
that I recieved from blogging buddy Saskia in a Christmas Craft swap - yummy!!
They are My Minds Eye Asparagus collection as is the ribbon.

Over at C.R.A.F.T. this week you could win your choice of any 3 images from my shop.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Crafty Creations - We are 1 year old - How cool is that!!

Over at Crafty Creations this week we are 1 year old - how cool is that!
To celebrate we are having a blog hop alongside our usual challenge.
The challenge this week is Celebration !

I have created this card using my image Birthday girl and somebody will win the goodies below with a selection of digi stamps from my shop Hope Jacare over at Crafty Creations

I have also been lucky enough to work with Sew many cards and there
is also an image to win at  my part of the blog hop.

Pop here to leave a comment and I will draw a winner on Saturday for that prize!

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Allsorts - Hearts and flowers

A card for a friends Mum's Birthday
I'd like to enter this in the Allsorts - Hearts and Flowers Challenge.

My own doodle - Dandelion love vase 2 coloured with copics
some dragonfly gems added
Ribbon set at bottom with eyelets and charm/letters threaded on.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Polkadoodles - Sketch!

We have this great Sketch at Polkadoodles this week to work with
The Design team were asked to also use an Orange and Red combination
not my usual but great fun none the less!

Calebs Girlfriend  will be 5 next week
so this card is for her from him.

It uses a right mix from the cds  - even the Christmas - Jingle Jangles CD and sakuras to colour.
It goes to show how well the CD work together as well as stand alone!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Colour Challenge Red

is the challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week
how gorgeous is this image by Mo?????
I love her to bits - coloured with copics and Sakura as is my want.
Doodlbug flocked paper behind, die cut leather flowers with
Doodlebug brads and Basic Grey rub on.
Daisy is cut on my Pazzles (which is feeling a bit neglected since I discovered the world of Copics)

Goodies from Donnas Den of Crafts up for grabs!
Come on bet you have a red project on the go at the mo......

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Crafty Creations - Valentines/Love theme

 Crafty Creations is having a bit of a love thing going on!
The challenge this week is to create a love/Valentine project.
Our Dt this week have been working with Sweet and Sassy stamps
and the winner  will recieve some of their fun images.

My project is a paperpieced bookmark - This teddy is very sweet!
I have added some extra doodling with Sakura pens.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

New Baby - Radley girl!

A new baby girl card for a Radley handbag lover!
I decided to keep it pretty simple.

I made a Radley style clutch purse with the well known Scottie Dog
from Bazzil bling. Eyelets set to keep purse closed and brads for eye and gem brad at fastening.
Sticky pearls for collar.

Fab Mo Manning image inside coloured with copics - very simple!
I'd like to enter this in the Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pink

Monday, 18 January 2010

Simon Says Stamp - Shabby Chic

This is quite a different card for me I think.
A touch of Shabby Chic
Which is the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp

This is a first Birthay card for Erin.
I love that K&co button embossed paper which I have had for ages waiting for the right project.
Some blooms from our local garden centre that I split into layers.
My new Papermania build your own brads.
Sticky alphas with stickles.
Gorjuss girl and some scraps of Basic Grey and Core dinations.

They are also looking for Dt members - so if you fancy a go pay them a visit!
P.s. if you are from Simon says stamp I am sorry I didn't mean to link this card to your DT call only to the Shabby Chic Challenge!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Sew Many Challenges - John's Birthday

I have found another digi stamp challenge - Sew Many Challenges
and this week they are having an "Anything goes" challenge
which suits me to the ground......

This card is for my friends husband John - who loves boats
normally I do a sailing boat design but I thought this time something different.

Using my new Gone Fishing image with lots of extras from the sheet added for dimension.
Coloured with copics and Sakura.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Spaceman - Charisma Cardz Challenge

Another card for Caleb's Birthday
I am entering it into the Charisma Cardz Challenge
Anything New

I bought this image from MO Manning especially for this card so its very new.
Coloured with copics, Crate papers orbit paper as DP and some extra aliens fussy cut and added.
A little doodling to finnish.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Copic Buzz - Red and Pink

Copic Buzz are having a challenge of "Pink and Red"
Your creation can be anything as long as it contains pink and red somewhere!

One of Calebs friends(he actually tells us he is going to marry her when he's older!)
is Morgan and she will be 5 later this month. Morgans Mum asked me to make her a card.

Basic Grey DP, lots of doodling - a new image not yet in my shop......
Coloured with Copics and Sakura.

Polkadoodles DT card - Love......

This week over at Polkadoodles Nikki (boss lady) has challenged us with the theme of Love....
The Dt were to use the latest release from Polkadoodles towers Love & Cherish.
It has some lovely images on it and hopefully at least some of you saw the release on Create and Craft last Sunday. I managed to have a family viewing(we often miss it as its school run time)

Another viewing will be on the 25th January on Ideal word at 3pm

I decided to use the Moonlight range as it's something completely different for me.
I used the Joy Fold that I learned from the Dutch Dare challenge last week.
This fold allowed me to combine alot of the papers and images.

I also used one of my lovely new charms - I see it as a very gorgeous stylised heart (but it could possibly be nothing of the sort!) Anyhows - pop by Polkadoodles and show us some don't have to use Polkadoodles goodies but we love it when you do - you can also win some of the fab images!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Brenda has come over all mysterious!

There is a mystery going on at Brenda's - pop by and see if she can tempt you!!!

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 33 - sketch

What a great sketch over at C.R.A.F.T.- thanks Ei!
I had alot of fun with this one, its a really good sketch to use.
Started on my Easter cards - how organized is that!!

More Basic Grey Lime Rickey - can you tell how much I like that!
My new Honey Bunny doodle coloured with copics.

And for our prize this week - 6 promarkers and you get to pick your own colours...
How great is that! Thanks to Craft Obsessions who
by the way have a great sale on at the moment.
Well worth popping by to pay them a visit.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Crafty Creations #50 - textures - a combination of at least 3

This week at Crafty Creations its my turn to set the challenge!
I have chosen
all I ask is that you have at least 3 different textures in your creation.

This is the Birthday card for my brother Angus and uses my new Maybe Two can? image.
Coloured with copics, Basic Grey Lime Rickey papers, basic grey stickers
and for my textures
1: Crackle glaze on the beak
2: Flocking spots on Toucans chest
3: stickles around arrows

I am sponsoring this weeks challenge at Crafty Creations.
The winner can have any 3 images from my store Hope Jacare at Shop Handmade

Only two weeks to go until our 1st Birthday at Crafty Creations!!
You will maybe notice a wee linky picture in my sidebar - we are planning a blog
hop to celebrate with lots of prizes! Note the date!!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Cute card Thursday - Something new - twins

Friends of ours have just had twins yesterday - how exciting!
The first card is for the new grandparents (first grandchildren for them - they are thrilled)
Mo Manning fab babies with some Basic Grey paper and rub ons!

This card is for Mum and Dad
Basic Grey papers and rub ons with Die cuts from Die cut Dreams.

I would like to enter these at Cute Card Thursday that have a something new challenge!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Papertake weekly challenge - something new

Something new is the challenge at Papertake Weekly!

I am going for my new image of snails and toadstools.
I have to say I loved making this card for Caleb who will be five at the end of January.
He's rather obsessed by snails at the moment so it was created very much with him in mind.

I have used the joy fold again that is shown at Dutch Dare but adapted the sizes to make a larger card.
Coloured with copics and Basic Grey Lime Rickey papers - so fun!

I have used the extas on the image sheet to decorate the inside.