Thursday, 26 February 2015

Cosmic Colours Challenge #10 - win $10.00 to spend at Digital Delights!

Hi there mateys!

This just a quick and gentle reminder to say you have until 11:55pm (GMT) on the 28th February to get your entries in for the Challenge #10.

Here is this month's colour palette.

Petalled Brights - Design Seeds®
Click here to take you to the challenge and link up.

There is a $10.00 gift certificate up for grabs to spend at Digital Delights.

There are some fab entries so far. Will you be the lucky winner? xx

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Hey there my lovelies!

I hope you are all having a good week.

Mother's Day is fast approaching us here in the UK and in the current issue of PaperCrafter (#79) I have twelve (yes, twelve) Mother's Day cards. Nine are in the actual magazine and there are three bonus cards on the PaperCrafter website.

It's hard to come up with one for my mum, Simon's mum and my nan. How I managed to do twelve is anyone's guess. I must have been on a roll.

I'd like to show you the three bonus cards...

You can find all the materials required and instructions on the website, click here to take you direct to the projects. I used Penny Black Stamps for these three cards - Hello Gorgeous, Dahlias and Heart Swatches.

Not all of the cards have any reference to mum on them, so you can create them for a girly friend or relative.

I wanted to keep them bright and fresh and the whole set of twelve uses lovely, cheery rainbow colours.

Hope you like what I've come up with. Don't forget the website has loads of projects and freebies to download and the magazine has some gorgeous makes included this month.

As always, I'm so happy you've popped by. Ta ta for now :o) xx

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Dragon Babies - Aurora Wings/Incy Wincy

Hi peeps!

Did you have a good weekend? 

Ours was very quiet, except the chickens.They like to announce to the world that they've just laid an egg. I caught Babs and Bren red handed (or chicken footed) on the patio after doing their Escape From Alcatraz impression. Of course they denied everything..... You could see Dolly and Hattie peeping through the trellis saying 'Oooh! You're in trouble now'.

Okay, over at Incy Wincy this week the challenge is distressing. Hmm, this was a bit challenging for me as I don't usually do distressing, ageing or old vintage/Victorian styles with my cards.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Aurora Wings and the prize is a fab $15.00 (USD) to spend on the current collection.

I chose the Dragon Babies. Cute Alert!!!!! These are so gorgeous and cute and adorable and it makes you wish you could have a little dragon of your own.

What you need...

Digi stamp: Dragon Babies - Aurora Wings
Digital card stock: white - Craftwork Cards
Card stock: gold
Promarkers: Buttercup, Firebrick, Ice Grey 1, Ivory, Molten Red, Morning Mist, Pastel Beige, Sleigh Bell, Summer Sun
Rub-on sentiment: Pebbles Inc
Ribbon: red/white grosgrain
Pearls: red/gold
Paper distresser: Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios

What you do

Download, re-size and print out the image, colour in and trim. 
Distress the edges with the tool.
Mat onto a slightly larger piece of gold card and distress the edges. 
Attach to the top of a white top fold blank 14cm x 14.5cm.
Wrap and tie ribbon around the card, under the image.
Finish with a rub-on sentiment and few pearls.

Oooh! I'm so in love with these little darlings. 

My fab teamies have come up with some lovely cards for your inspiration. Pop on over to Incy Wincy for a look.

I'm off now, got things to do. Thank you for dropping by :o) xx

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

You're The Cherry Best!

Hey peeps!

It's been a glorious day here in skies, bright sunshine, crisp clean air...lovely!

I've just been out to see the chickens and give them a little treat of mixed corn and I noticed that some of the shrubs already have little leaves sprouting.

As exciting as it is that Spring may just be round the corner, I worry that we'll get some severe weather and the shrubs will suffer. I still have a fuchsias that are flowering!!???

Anyhoo. On with the business in hand.

I whipped up a little CAS last night with a scrummy set from Waltzingmouse Stamps and here it is...

What you need...

Stamps: Big Berry Cherries - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Card stock: white
Ink pads: Onyx Black - Versafine; Celery, Cherry, Fog - Avery Elle
Baker's twine: red
Pearls: white
Punch: corner rounder

What you do...

Create a 10.5cm x 14.8cm top fold blank in white card.
Stamp the cherries, stalk, leaves and sentiment onto another piece of white card.
Trim so that it is slightly smaller than the blank. mat onto the blank with foam tape.
Wrap and tie a double length of twine around the top of the blank and finish with a pearl on one of the cherries.

This was so quick to do and as each of the elements are separate, you can mix and match as much as you want. It's such a cute set. Click on the image below to take you to the store.

Waltztingmouse Stamps - Big Berry Cherries
So, that's me for now. Thank you for popping in and I'll see you soon xx

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Swirly Bird - Milk Coffee/Incy Wincy

Hey there!

How's things out there in the ol' crafting world?

We have another fab challenge for you over at Incy Wincy this week - white on white with a touch of colour.

Our wonderful sponsor is Milk Coffee and the lucky winner will receive a prize of 3 digis.

I used Swirly Bird and here is my make...

Isn't the image just adorable? To be honest I think it lends itself very well to having very little colour.

What you need...

Digi stamp: Swirly Bird - Milk Coffee
Digital card stock: white - Craftwork Cards
Promarkers: Arctic Blue, Leaf Green
Rub-on sentiment: Making Memories
Punch: corner rounder
Ribbon: white
Pearls: white

What you do...

Re-size the image to suit and colour.
Create a top fold blank 13cm x 15cm and cover with the bird image.
Round the two bottom corners.
Tie white ribbon around the top of the blank.
Add a sentiment and some pearls to finish.

Why not make a cuppa and pop on over to Incy Wincy and have a look at the beautiful makes the Design Team have created? There is lots of inspiration to be found ;o)

Thanks for calling by. TTFN! xx

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Love Monster #2

Happy Saturday Peeps!

I've been browsing through the Crafts Beautiful site and I came across this little card I did which was one of a four part set for the February 2013 issue of Crafts Beautiful. Where has the time gone?

Unfortunately they have the designer down as Amanda Walker but I can assure you I did it! :oD

The stamp set I used was Falling For You by Paper Smooches. You can get the items needed and instructions on how to make this little cutey here.

There, that was a quick little post wasn't it? Thank you for popping and enjoy the rest of your Saturday. xx

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Love Monster

Afternoon chums!

Well I finally got my card made for the Cosmic Colours Challenge #10. So sorry about the delay in doing this, but I have been rather busy of late.

Without further ado do, here is the challenge colour palette and my take on it...

Petalled Brights - Design Seeds®

What you need...

Stamps: Falling For You - Paper Smooches
Dies: Dots & Dashes - Paper Smooches
Card stock: bright pink, white
Promarkers: Budding Rose, Chilly Red, Fuchsia Pink, Lavender, Magenta, Molten Red
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Baker's twine: black
Gems: clear

What you do...

Stamp the monster and three hearts onto white card and colour in. 
Stick onto a 10.5cm x 14.8cm top fold blank, making sure the monster is about 3.5cm up from the bottom.
Die cut the dot border along a length of bright pink card 3cm x 10.5cm and attach to the blank under the monster.
Stamp the sentiment and trim, attach to the bright pink section.
Tie black twine around the card, just above the sentiment and finish with a few gems on and around the hearts.

This has got to be one of my favourite Paper Smooches sets, the monster is so adorable.

I've also added the picture of this card to the original challenge post. Click on the colour palette above to take you to the challenge and linky.

Thank you for dropping by, ttfn! xx

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Crafts Beautiful March 2015 - Mother's Day

Good morning peeps!

As you may or may not know I have monthly projects in Crafts Beautiful and also their sister magazine, PaperCrafter.

Well, the new issue of Crafts Beautiful came out last Friday and my card is the cover star! It's been a while since I've had a front cover with CB, but this card is so bright and cheery that I'm proud and ever so chuffed they picked it.

Here is the cover star....

This is one of two cards I did for a Mother's Day feature, the other being a lovely big sunflower card...

These cards are created using eight squares of paper folded with a simple origami fold then glued together to give you a fantastic flower. 

This issue makes me wish Spring would hurry up.

My masterclass this month is masking. I've done a built up floral card showing how you can mask off to give a dimensional look to your card.

Check out the Crafts Beautiful website for more fabulous ideas, projects, hints and tips. Register with the CB website and you can download any patterns, papers or templates for free! 

The good thing is that there are projects and templates from issues way past. You can also download the magazine as an app.

That's me for now, thank you for popping in, take care and the card on the front cover will be signing autographs later....

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Monday, 9 February 2015

DJ - Polka Doodles/Incy Wincy

Hello there lovelies!

We have a new challenge waiting for you at Incy Wincy. This week it is use a punch or a die cut.

Our fab sponsor is Polka Doodles and the lucky winner will receive two digis and a digital paper pack.

I used the image 'DJ' and the striped and spotty background papers...

The Design Team have come up with some fab makes this week. If you are need of some crafting inspiration then head on over to Incy Wincy for a peep.

Okay, I'm off for now. Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon xx

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Resting On A Cloud (Hope Jacare) - Stitchy Bear's/Incy Wincy

Heevnin' peeps!

How are you today? I hope you are keeping warm and cosy wherever you are!

This week at Incy Wincy the challenge is Tic Tac Toe. Choose any row of three items to use on your card.

Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet...
Here is the Tic Tac Toe board...

I chose brads, twine and any punch. Here is my DT make...

What you need...

Digi stamp: Resting On A Cloud (Hope Jacare) - Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
Stamps: Falling For You - Paper Smooches
Digital card stock: white - Craftwork Cards
Card stock: pale blue
Promarkers: Arctic Blue, Cerise, Icicle, Leaf Green, Lemon, Pink Carnation, Soft Lime
Embossing folder: Multi Circles - Darice
Punch: corner rounder
Brads: blue, green, pink, white, yellow
Baker's twine: green, pink, yellow
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine

What you do...

Re-size the image to suit. Colour in and cut out.
Hand cut scallops along the top of pale blue card 10cm x 14cm and emboss.
Adhere the image to the embossed card and attach five coloured brads around it. Mat onto a white A6 top fold blank.
Cut two lengths each of green, pink and yellow twine. Wrap around the base of the card and tie at the right.
Stamp the sentiment in the top left and round the corners with the punch.

This image is so adorable. I really wanted to keep it light and fresh and had the yellows, pinks, green and blue in my head before I even started to make the card. I'm please with the way it's turned out.

Nip along to Incy Wincy and see the gorgeous makes my teamies have done. There is lots of inspiration!

Thank you so much for popping in. TTFN! xx

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Cosmic Colours Challenge #10

Hello again!

I'm now back with the new Cosmic Colours Challenge #10. (Scroll down for the Winner and Top 3 of challenge #9).

Inspired by Valentine's Day, I've decided to go with this scrummy colour palette...

Petalled Brights - Design Seeds®

Here is my take on the colour palette...

The creator of the winning card will receive a $10.00 gift certificate from Digital Delights.

The winner can grab a Challenge Winner 'brag badge' to proudly display on their blog.

Three runner up cards will be chosen and they can grab the Challenge Top 3! 'brag badge' to proudly display on their blog.

There is also a 'play along' badge that you can grab if you wish. The codes can be found in the 'Cosmic Colours Challenge Badges' page.

The challenge will run until 28th February 2015 - 23:55 (GMT)

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with :o) xx

Cosmic Colours Challenge #9 Winner & Top 3!

Good evening my lovelies!

I'm here to announce the Winner and Top 3 of the Cosmic Colours Challenge #9.

Thank you to all of you who entered. You don't make it easy for me as all your entries were fabulous.

The lucky winner will receive a $10.00 Bugaboo gift certificate.

So, the Winner is... da da dah! (dramatic music)...

#14 Sher!!

I know Sher pointed out in her post that the camera hadn't picked up the colours very well, but I love the simple design and the subtle colouring - gorgeous.

Congratulations Sher. If you contact me with your full name and email address, I'll get your gift certificate sent to you. Don't forget to grab your winner's badge for your blog.

Now onto the Top 3...

#7 - Mags
#10 - KT Fit Kitty
#13 - Jen

Make sure you grab your Top 3 badge for your blog.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing all your makes in the next challenge :o)