Friday 30 April 2010

Polkadoodles.....Alter it!

Well this is a before and after job!
Thanks Ruth for a great challenge
thoroughly enjoyed this one!
This is my bits box  before.
after this weeks Polkadoodles challenge
Alter it
this is my bits box now.....
I have been so looking forward
to playing with the new Polkadoodles
Flutterfly fairies(which come with seperate butterflies
so they can be polkadoodly girls or flutterfly fairies)
Above is Gracie
Below is Babsie
Using the rest of the stamps
great value at £6.49 per pack
For girl, butterfly, sentiment and extras!
I have used papers and alphas from the
All around and everywhere cd
Coloured with copics and a little inking.
What have you got to alter?
Great fun to brighten up your craft storage....

Thursday 29 April 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Shaped cards

Shaped Cards
is this weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T
I have used my Nesting image coloured with copics
and Sakura gold shaddow for nest.
Cosmo Cricket DP
Some lovely velvet ribbon with flower
to create the easel fold .
We are thrilled to have The Crafty Pad
back as sponsors
With this gorgeous Anna at the gate stamp
It's lovely and arrived with me today from Debbie
waiting its journey to its lucky winner.
So come on...what are you waiting for!
I would like to enter my card at
Papertake Weekly - Do something different

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Crafty Creations - Create your own backing paper

Thanks Jenn for a fun challenge.....
This week at Crafty Creations!
I have been playing with bubbles again...
My backing paper is created using the fab mixture of
washing up liquid and paint in a bowl
then blow a straw into create lots of painty bubbles.
Then lift a painty bubble print from top of bowl.
What fun!
The image is from this weeks sponsor
Part of the Jennifer Latte collection - Bath!

Copics, bubble paper, papermania DP
Sakura and some crackle glaze for the bath.

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Dutch Dare - Easel card - repeat something!

Using great images by Mo Manning...
David is 5
and he is A-Maz-Ing....
An Easel card with image inside as well
Crate papers DP and diecut sentiment,alphas and border.
paper is repeaded as is the doodled border around images.
Have a peak at the
Dutch Dare Card Challege - lots of lovely projects!

Cards for Men - Monochrome

They are having a Monochrome Challenge

This is for a friends FIL who is a keen sailor.
I have kept it very plain just relying on the beautiful paper
K&Co Seaglass range. that I think about it my silver charm
may be breaking the rules...
But I thought you'd like to see it anyway!

Monday 26 April 2010

Dastardly Dave sets sail....

Dastadly Dave has set sail.....I had loads of fun with this
and still may do some more - still thinking!
Stitchy Bear Stamps are having a sale in May!
50% off all stamps including Dastardly Dave.
So pop by you may find a bargain or two......
Please doesn't start until May just giving
you all a little heads up!

Sunday 25 April 2010

New Release and OSAAT

My friend Lesley's son David
is 4 in May and this is for him
I have been working on him this week and now can't wait to
ink him up - perhaps some paper piecing as well.....

This weeks challenge at OSAAT is
and we are welcoming new DT member
Tammy who also happens to use my
and makes a great job of it too!

Sew Many Challenges - Anything goes....

are having an Anything goes challenge!
what fun......
But there is more!
If you use one of their images you can
get another one free.....
How kind is that?
I have used their Oliver with flower.
and join in the fun!

Saturday 24 April 2010

A special couple.....

A special couple recently were wed!
My SIL Daisy married John.
They were married in Las Vegas
and we all wish them all the happiness in the world!
(well a good chunk of it anyway)
It's a bit alternate as a wedding card but then so are they......
The tree has D & J engraved into the trunk.....

Friday 23 April 2010

The rest of my Create and Craft samples

Yes as Sam pointed out my Polkadoodles challenge card
today was indeed on Create and Craft.
These are the other samples
I did for the show - sorry about poor photo's
It was a mad rush to get them in the post.
My cards only made it to Nikki
the morning she was leaving....cutting it a bit fine!
Some really lovely bits on the new CD
As you see - I love these flowers!!!!
I'd like to enter this round easel
Their challenge flowers - ideal....

Polkadoodles - Monochrome - mine is purple........

This week we are mostly talking.....Monochrome
well thats the challenge set us by Nettie
Today the new CD
is launched on Create and Craft at 10a.m.
And it's fab - wonderful flowers
great papers and lots of yummy bits!
My card uses some of the new papers,
stacking flowers, buttons and alphas.
With a bit of Polkadot ribbon.
I have used a great 1" scallop
punch to cut alphas and buttons.

Polkadoodles is the place to visit today - go see
the fantastic DT cards - some have also used
the new Flutterby Fairies - they are cool!

Thursday 22 April 2010

C.R.A.F.T. - colour challenge

Pink and Brown
are the colours we are
Looking for over at C.R.A.F.T.
this week!
We are pleased to welcome
as this weeks sponsor!
The image I have used is
by Cowgirl up stamps.
I have coloured with copics.
Some added Sakura doodles.
K&Co DP and brads made with
the paper off cuts.
A lovely bronze effect charm
round wrist(made using a bracelet fastener)
The lucky winner will recieve
images the DT had to play with -
A really fab selection!

So pay C.R.A.F.T. a visit
to see what the other images were
and also the rest of the DT's fab projects this week!

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Distressing - Crafty Creations

Although our challenge is Distressing
wa are not at all distressed at Crafty Creations!
We have three lovely ladies joining us this week
and Jeanet
Welcome to you all!

We have Softpencil back sponsoring and
you could win a $15 gift voucher
to spend in their store.

I have torn the background and inked
Added some UTEE to my Softpencil image
Distressed stickles for a bit of bling....

and see all the lovely projects from the DT this week!
We'd love to have a look at any projects
with 'Distressing' elements.

Sunday 18 April 2010

New Releases at Stitchy Bear Stamps and OSAAT Challenge....

Sorry I have been a bit remiss with commenting this week.
Last week of holidays for the kids and trying to
make the most of it!
My middle son Caleb is not keen on school
so holiday time is precious
(mostly because he is in a far better mood1)

My new releases at Stitchy Bear Stamps
this week are Butterfly and Cockatoo.

Pop over to OSAAT and join in
this weeks
Liz has made a lovely card using my Bouquet image....

Saturday 17 April 2010

Ei's candy....

Happy Blogaversary Ei!
My blogging buddy and C.R.A.F.T. Dt friend
is celebrating her 1st Bloggaversary.
You could be lucky enough to win all the above goodies
or for those abroad there is a seperate digi prize - lovely jubley!

Pop by Ei to find oiut how to enter her lovey candy
and she also has a lovely surprise you can pick up!
You have until 23rd April.
So get those skates on and if you
haven't experienced Ei's lovely creations , they are well worth a visit!

Congratulations Sharon and Simon

Today is the big day!
The most recent Wedding I have been working on
- very simple as their request.
All hearts are heat embossed using a
glittery embossing powder.
The scrolls are the menu's for each guest.
The table names are all sweeties!

I wish them all the best for their future together
- We are looking forward to the party this evening!

Friday 16 April 2010

Animal Magic

It was my turn to set the challenge at Polkadoodles this week!
I went for a little Animal Magic.
Perfect for this time of year.

I have used the pig from Back to Nature Cd
Get into shape section.
Some additional flowers with button centres.
Some little wire and button flowers.

How cute is that piggy!
With her glam button necklace....
Go see what the DT have been up to
fab creations this week girls!

I have sneeked in a few doodly flower stamps from the new
flutterby fairies - there is also a new CD
for release next week on Create and Craft!