Monday 30 January 2012

Sweet Sixteen...... Glitter and Glitz

I was asked to make a
"My Super Sweet 16" card
for Beth's Birthday.

Super girly, pink and lots of Glitter and Glitz!

I used Tim Holtz dp's, 
some mirror card that I distressed with a nail file,
Pink Glitter card for large flower with Basic Grey brad.

Hand drawn S's back to back with loads of tiny doodled circles,
Sticky gems around edge.

Handwritten doodles,sentiment and alphas using Sakura.

I'd like to share this with
Pan Pastel Challenge - Glitter and Glitz
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Cute card Thursday - You're a gem!

Saturday 28 January 2012

Hope's New Home card and a Diddydoodles win - how happy she is!

Hope has a big grin on her face
as she discovered she was one of the winners
at Diddydoodles last challenge.

She can't wait to join the big girls
to make a project next month.

This new home card is for
her Uncle Angus and Jen.

All the cutting out, colouring and writing
she did herself.

She has used Polka Doodles
papers and images -
I see my stash is no longer safe!

by Hope 4 1/2 ! xx

Thursday 26 January 2012

C.R.A.F.T. .......A recipe

I am thrilled to be sponsoring and GDT 
this week at C.R.A.F.T.

It's lovely to back back with the team that I
first started blogland with.

The challenge a recipe
 image - Bella Birthday ( half price at SBS at the mo)
ribbon - yarn by colinette
buttons - papermania

Please pop over to see the fab creations
from the team at C.R.A.F.T. and come play along......
and you could win any 3 digi stamps from my
range available at SBS

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Valentines gift for a child? Crafty Creations

I have created a little box picture
using a lovely ladybug image
from Digital Delights, this weeks sponsor

The challenge was to create a Valentine gift
suitable for a child.

I have re-used a little wooden tray that had
die-cut wooden embellishments in it.
I lined it with paper off cuts and then
added some stickles round the edge of the box.

The image Love you Larry
I coloured with copics and added a
couple of layered pieces for dimension.

Friday 20 January 2012

Jacob's new blog

My son Jacob who is 9 years old, has started
his own blog - Jacob's Creations
Please pop by and give him a big Blogland welcome.

I added the photo's for him and he wrote the post all himself -
very proud mum here! 

Caleb turns 7...Polka Doodles sketch!

Caleb is 7 on Sunday! How quickly they grow....
I have made use of Nikky's sketch challenge
this week at Polka Doodles

It's also stashbox stamp week so I have used a freebie stamp
from Craft Stamper Magazine and
also a cute slice of cake teeny stamp.

It's not easy to see but I have gold foiled the stars.
Combined papers from The Magical Winter cd's
with Polka Doodles alphas 
and a little doodling.

Come join us at Polka Doodles and a huge thank you
to all our followers that have swollen the numbers
to reach that magic 1000 - way to go !!!!!!

Thursday 19 January 2012

Boys and their toys.... also a wee freebie

This is really a shout out to the fabulous
I can't really express how thrilled I feel
when I see one of my images brought to life as it were.

Too often last year it seemed to pass me by.
However in those New Year resolutions 
was one to say a huge thanks to those
that bring that smile to my chubby cheeks
So girls and boy....THANK YOU
they are brilliant!

This card is for our pal Ross
who is a great friend and a 
rather good cook!
And for everyone else...
Chef Caleb will be here as a freebie
for a week to celebrate Calebs and Ross's Birthday at 
the weekend!

Freebie now removed

Sunday 15 January 2012

Celebrations - a baby girl

 Friends of ours had a baby last week.
Welcome Baby Charlotte!
So I decided to join the C.R.A.F.T. team
in their Celebrations challenge this week. 

I used my giraffe image coloured with copics
and some doodlebug dp,
ribbon and flowers from stash.

Thursday 12 January 2012

Diddy doodles - Hopes Thank you card design

This is Hope's thank you design card
for her Christmas pressies this year.

It features her(4 1/2) and Caleb (almost 7) and Jacob (9).
Two houses (the one on the right is for a gnome I'm told),
A family of bees, a spider, butterfly
and my personal favourite - those fab clouds!

She loves to draw and the only help she needed
was I wrote Thank You for her to copy
on her picture. She can already spell
her brothers names.

She would like to show the team at
her picture!

Bert and Ernie in the studio......

Not much work going on but
plenty of cuddles.
They particularily like beetroot leaves,
red pepper, brocolli, celery, grass
and dandelions of course (in moderation)

I did try having them free range in the studio
but it just wasn't safe for them. The pen opens out to give
them more space inside and the pen will go out
in the garden in summer so they can cut the

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Crafty Creations........something new

We are challenged to use
"Something New"
this week at Crafty Creations
and are sponsored by
Sew Many Cards.

I have used
Love Tree image
(I think we all liked that one!)

Along with lots of new crafty purchases.......
Glimmer Glam
Glammour glaze
Metallic pens by Kurtake
and some lovely glitter paper.
I had a good old play!

I'd love to see anything New that you have been
playing with this week - come say hi!

Friday 6 January 2012

Polka Doodles sketch - Happy Birthday Angus!

Nikki has set the challenge
this week at Polka Doodles
to combine her sketch with
shades of grey!

It's my Brother Angus's birthday today
so it had to be a card for him!

He loves dogs so I used the fun pooch
from the new  Pretty Tough Cd
and papers from the Not for girls cd.

Just with some crackle glaze on frame
and letters.

Come play at Polka Doodles
and get back into the swing this New Year....

Thursday 5 January 2012

Crafty Creations hop winner at my spot!

Thanks to everyone that played
in the
if you pop over to Crafty Creations
you will find out who the 5 winners are!

However at my stop on the hop there was also
and the winner is
if you e-mail me your snail mail addy
I will pop them in the post!