Friday, 15 May 2015

ABC Challenges - "J is for Jewels"

Good Morning Crafters, well its amazing how quickly these fortnights go by and already we have reached the letter "J" over at ABC Challenges and this time the theme is "J is for Jewels" and this means we want to see lots of "Gems" on your cards.
And we are being sponsored by two companies this time

http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/
and

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/alldressedupstamps

And for my card I used this sweet image 

She is called "I Love my Puppy" and you will find her here but as you can see the puppy is missing so I image its run of to play  not sure where he is at the moment, and I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie Rectangle die to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount out of blue card.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the papers are from Maja and I have used three papers then placed my image at a jaunty angle on the left side of my card. The sentiment was one I found on the internet its a saying from Bette Midler and this was printed and mount on a piece of the same blue card.
To follow the them I have placed several gems on my image, and a flourish in the top right hand corner. Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully will want to take part in this "J is for Jewel" and I look forward to seeing the results.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Challenge #203 - "Charming" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well the theme for this weeks Challenge is all about adding a Metal Charm to your card so its titled "Charming" and if your anything like me you bought loads of these a couple of years ago when they were very popular and then hardly use then since, I think the problem is creating the link chain to add them to the card, I know I ruined my nails doing it, I sincerely hope you have found a better way of making the chain.
Anyway back to todays Challenge and as always our sponsors for this Challenge are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter

http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index

and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website but this is providing you have used one of their products and that could be either a Image, Backing Paper or even a Printable, but even if you have not they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice to play with. So you really cannot loose can you? And the choice on their website The Paper Shelter is amazing they are always updating their library so the choices as fabulous and the price of them is really good to.
And for the reveal of my Card.


This image is titled "Connected" and you will find here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a circle Nestabilitie die to cut her out and a larger one for the mount using a beige card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of beige card and the paper I have used the backing paper and placed this one the base mount. I then wrapped the large ribbon around the middle and placed my mounted image in the middle.
The sentiment is a Marianne stamp and this was placed on a Marianne label die and stuck across the top left hand corner.
I then created a large bow and attached my metal laptop charm and stuck it across the bottom right hand corner, and to finish of I have used six pearls and placed them in the two opposite corners.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will hop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the A Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Charming" Challenge, dont forget its a metal charm we want to see.
This Card is to entered in the following Challenges:-
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Pink Gem Challenges - "More than one Fold"

Good Morning Gemsters, its the Pink Teams turn again for the next fortnight over on Pink Gem Challenges, and for this one we want to see your card design of "More than one Fold" so you will have to get your thinking caps on and start designing.
As always our sponsor is Janet of Pink Gem Designs and she has some fabulous images, papers and brilliant printables for you to play with, so do pop over to her website by clicking on the badge below and see for yourself.

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php
And for my card I used this sweet image



I discovered after I created this card that I had actually created one ready for the Challenge so I thought you might like to see that one to, you will find the Hedgehog Image here and the Mouse one here.


So you have two for the price of one, for both the cards I printed the image out then used my copic pens to colour them, the papers for both cards is also from Pink Gem Designs and I also used teacup boards and Teapot and cup dies for embellishments.
Now that youve seen both my cards I do hope that you will pay a visit to Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "More thank one Fold" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/ 
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stempelsonne.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Friday, 1 May 2015

ABC Challenges - "I is for Inspire"

Good Morning Crafters, another new month has arrived and can you believe that we are just a month away from half the year flying by, and this time the theme for ABC Challenge Blogspot is "I is for Inspire" and the sponsor for this Challenge is Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of  $20. to spend on their website.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index

And as Im on their Design Team I was able to choose any image to play with, so for me it was this one as it would certainly inspire me (if I could sing).


I printed the image onto white card and coloured her with my copics, oh I forgot to say she is called "Music Star" and you will find her here, afterwards I used my retangle Nestabilitie die to cut her out, and a fancy one for the mount out of mauve card.
The Backing Paper is also from the same design set and you will find it here. I placed my mounted image towards the left and placed six mauve pearls in the top right and bottom left hand corners, the sentiment was one I found on the internet and I printed it and then mounted this also onto a piece of mauve card.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this "I is for Inspire" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.addalittledazzle.com/ 
http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/ 
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ 


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Challenge #201 - "Love is in the Air" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, do you know I almost forgot to write this post up, that wouldnt do as a Team Leader you would think I would have things well organized but it seems Im not at my best at the moment, it was probably because I had problems with a tooth root on Saturday and completely forgot to write it up. Anyway here I am the weather is sunny but extremely cold I do hope we are going forwards with the Spring Weather and not backwards as its only a couple of days away from the 1st of May, and last week I discovered that my second great grandchild thats due in September is another little boy, so I am looking forward to meeting him when the time comes.
Anyway back to todays Challenge its all about "Love is in the Air" and I always thing Spring is probably the best time of the year for this so I do hope its coming your way to. And as always our sponsors for this Challenge are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter

http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index

and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website but this is providing you have used one of their products and that could be either a Image, Backing Paper or even a Printable, but even if you have not they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice to play with. So you really cannot loose can you? And the choice on their website The Paper Shelter is amazing they are always updating their library so the choices as fabulous and the price of them is really good to.
And now for the reveal of my card.


This sweet image is called "True Love" and you will find it here, I have printed it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I used a large circle die to cut it out and then layered it up on a large pink circle as a mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of pink card, the backing paper I have used is also from the same design set as the image and you will find it here, it can be printed on its own without the image and thats what I have done. I then placed a heart doily in the center and I then stuck my mounted image in the middle.
To finish of I have used several roses of different sizes and created a floral spray in the top left hand corner, and the final flourish are the 9 pink pearls arranged in the other 3 corners.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for this weeks "Love is in the Air" Challenge and I sincerely hope it will inspire you to take part in it to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.gr/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Sarah Hallams "Book Folding" Vol.2 CD out tomorrow on Create and Craft


Sarah Hallam of Peerless Designs has a brand new Book Folder CD being previewed on Create and Craft on Wednesday 29th April at 11am, this is Vol.2 so do stay in and watch as the first one was a outstanding success.
You can also pre-order it on Sarahs own website here http://www.peerlessdesignscraft.com/#!book-folding/cdez

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Challenge #199 - The Paper Shelter - "For the Boys"

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, can you believe yet again I cannot get over how quickly these fortnights go by and this time over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot its all "For the Boys" I really enjoy creating cards for the lads in my live and what an excuse it is for me today to get yet another card done for all the men in my life.
But before I show you what I have created for you I must tell you that as always our Sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

to spend on their website, but this is only if you have used  one of their products on your cards, this could be either a image, printable or paper and even if you have'nt used one they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice. But don't forget if your taking part in our Challenge you are only allowed to enter 3 cards and one of those must carry one of our TPS images, please don't forget.
And now to show you my card.


This image is called "Extreme" and you will find him here, I have printed him onto white card then coloured him with my copics, afterwards I used my Nestabilitie Dies to cut him out and a larger one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is of orange card, the papers came from The Paper Shelters "Sophie in the Country" paper set and you will them here, I have used four paeprs and layered them up as you can see onto pieces of the same orange card.
The sentiment was created on my computer and printed and then cut out with a rounded edge die and mounted also onto orange card. And to finish of I have used some of the left over papers to create the flags that are placed down the left hand side, this were punched out with the Crafters Companion punches and stuck to the card with silicone glue.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see
the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "For the Boys" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 

ABC Challenges - "H is for Happy Birthday

Good Morning Crafters, well this is the first of two DT Cards today, this first one is for ABC Challenges and we have already reached the letter "H is for Happy Birthday" and we are being sponsored by Di's Digi's Stamps

http://www.disdigistamps.com/

And I decided to buy a few of these images to play with and for my card I chose this one which is "Birthday Cake Balance" and you will find it here.


And as I had just received the Happy Birthday die from Tattered Lace I thought that I would use it for this card. I cut it out from Crafters Companion Card as you can see, its double sided so I just layered it up as you can see.
The image was printed onto white card then I colour it with my copic pens and afterwards I cut it out completely and then stuck it on the edge of the D to help support it.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "H is for Happy Birthday" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/ants-in-my-pantry-digital-challenge-4.html 
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.cardsinenvy.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://blog.markerpop.com/ 
http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/