Friday, 30 September 2011

Too Early for Christmas

Well I think the title says it all really, especially as we are in the middle of a heatwave! However it is inevitable, Christmas will be upon us before we know it and it really isn't ever too early to start preparing.
Over at Cardmadfairy the challenge is 'Too Early for Christmas' and we would love to see what you are all getting ready for Tinsel Time.
We are very pleased to have three new DT members who are all very talented crafters so there is an even bigger selection of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! The prize this time is a full set of the new Christmas Digi images that Jenni has created.
My image this time is one of Jenni's new Christmas set which you can check out over here. The papers are a freebee set which came with  Cardmaking and Papercraft  magazine. I used a punch to make the felt snowflakes and added some glitter glue which I also put on the scarf and hat. As always I coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers and I added some Distress Ink round the image.
I will be entering the following challenges: Die cuts/ punches Distressing (round circle) Die cuts/ punches Anything goes It's a Girl thing Anything goes Christmas in September Always anything goes

Friday, 16 September 2011


It's a beautiful afternoon here in the south of England and I really should take advantage and get out in the garden so I will have to keep this short and sweet. Our challenge over at Cardmadfairy this time is Lots of Layers. I love this image with her pretty party dress. She is called Chloe and she reminds me of my little girl when I had to leave her at parties and she went all shy and didn't want me to go, now she is happy to party 'til 3 in the morning! You can buy this image and all the other Cardmadfairy ones over here. I wanted to use her because her dress is layered, perfect for the challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!
The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo. Some of the other DT members have used their images so there are a variety of cards to inspire you. The winner will be able to choose 7 digi stamps.

I am also entering these challenges: anything goes for a girl vintage/shabby chic flowers flowers vintage/distressed flowers always anything goes pretty in pink include lace/doily girlie girl

Friday, 2 September 2011

A Veritable Bouquet

Good morning All time for a new challenge at CardmadFairy and this time we are asking you to Add some  Flowers to your project. Not a hardship for most I think as they are a staple in the field of card decoration! 
I enjoyed looking at all the fab cards with buttons in the last challenge, it's so interesting to see all the different ideas and ways of using the same item.
This time the challenge is being sponsored by none other than the Cardmadfairy herself so a chance to win the new set of digi stamps which includes Imogen. Definitely worth a go!

The image I have used is one of the newest in the collection, her name is Imogen and she is really cute. I used a set of V&A papers to paper piece her dress and also for the other papers which I tore and then inked with distress ink . I used a two piece punch, one punch cuts and the other embosses, to make the blue flowers and also the orange one. I doodled the trailing leaves with a Jellyroll pen and used the flower cutouts from a Martha Stewart border punch to add some detail with some half pearls on top to match the larger flowers.
I would like to enter the following challenges: flowers flowers flowers all dressed up anything goes always anything goes paper piecing distressing and tearing  dies and punches handmade flowers border punch flowers  Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments(flowers) handmade flowers paper piecing