Saturday, 26 March 2011

Cupcake cutie

Posted by PicasaJust a quickie today as I have to get on with other much more boring jobs which mean putting crafting things away for a bit, boo hoo. I really love this image from Lili of the Valley which is actually one I bought for my talented big sister Jenni as a Christmas present but she kindly let me stamp it a couple of times for myself. I really will have to get some of my own. Again I was thinking of my friend whose daughter was in Japan during the earthquake when I coloured it as one of her favourite passtimes is making cupcakes. She is now safely in Canada with her boyfriend  so we can all heave a sigh of relief!
I am entering the following challenges; Use punches cupcakes/celebration celebrations anything goes shine on

Sunday, 20 March 2011


I coloured this beautiful LOTV image a few weeks ago just because I love it so much and then yesterday I stumbled across their challenge blog  and was inspired by the sketch and dashed off to make it into a card. I turned it into a Friends card as one of my friends has been very much in my thoughts this week as her daughter is out in Japan about 60 miles from the reactor plant. She has spent most of the week trying to get her safely home and hopefully by Thursday she will be able to sleep again.
The papers I used are from the new Moulin Rouge collection from Prima which I got from the Happy Daze website and I made the turquoise flowers with a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine. The larger lilac flower is one I made which I am really pleased with, I need to make some more!
I would like to enter the following challenges; sketch by Bev anything goes I see dots something sweet

Friday, 18 March 2011

Back to Nature

Hi All! Our challenge this time over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days has been sponsored by Bugaboo who have some fantastic digi images so it is well worth having a go. The theme is 'Back to Nature' which should give plenty of scope for interpretation, especially for all those who love to use lots of flowers etc. on their cards, so I am looking forward to seeing all the entries.
I have used one of Bugaboo's Garden Cat set which are really cute. I stamped the cardstock with a freebie bird stamp which came with Card Stamper magazine and distressed the edges of the flower paper, which I had torn to get a rough edge, with the same distress ink. I also distressed the edges of the image which I coloured with Promarkers. The two large flowers I made myself  using a flower punch. I wet them and scrunched them up then when they dried I added the stamen. I am really pleased with how well they match the Basic Gray backing paper. I then added the ribbon and tag .
I would like to enter the following challenges. use a digi/Up in the air ( The bird and the cat!) make your own embellishment (flowers) use flowers colour green anything goes make your own designer papers anything goes

Friday, 4 March 2011

Glitz and Glamour

Time for our third challenge over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days already, I can't believe how quickly this year is going! The challenge this time is to make a Glitzy Glamorous project. The challenge is sponsored byStamp-n-Doodle who have some great digi images so please join in. I got this card ready last week because I was due to go up to Scotland during half term to have a delayed family Christmas and I knew I wouldn't have much time this week. I am really glad I did because when we got back to school on Monday we were told the dreaded Ofsted inspectors would be coming for a visit this week!! Panic stations!!!  Anyway back to the card, I used a combination of images this time. The bigger image is one of Cardmadfairy's digi images and the other one was a free stamp which came with Stamper magazine (I can't remember who it is by but if I do I will add the information). I liked the writing on it and the way it compliments the main image. The backing paper is a Basic Grey, the black ribbon came with a gift and I had bought the blue one to use on a sewing project but decided it was perfect for this. The crown is  Tim Holtz grungeboard which I coloured with a Promarker and the other bits were from my 'stash'.
I would like to enter the following challenges -Anything goes + (optional) something old/not used for long time -anything goes using a Digi -Anything goes with a Digi - For the Girls