Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Made With Love

 Good morning. Busy day ahead for Jack & I as we are going over to Aaron & Kerry's new house to look after Oliver whilst they finish sorting the flat they moved out of yesterday. 
So here's my share for today:
 And here's what I used:
Image - Penny Black 'Betsy Bluebell' coloured with PM's
Design Papers - Pink Petticoat 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and some from stash
Ribbon - John Lewis
Scalloped & Plain Nesties
Shaped card - Craftwork Cards

Here's a close up of the image:

I took inspiration for my card from the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday - Fabulous sketch
Bearly Mine - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - Pink Brown & Aqua (my cardstock is choolate brown so hope that counts)

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Thanks for popping over.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A Sneak Preview

 Good morning. Hope you are all well today and those not - hope you feel better soon.
Today I would like to share a card that shows a sneaky preview of some gorgeous new design papers from a new Papercraft Factory CD-Rom that is due to be released by Funky Hand next month - the CD is called Happy Happy Birthday and will be aired on Create and Craft on 15 September - there are tons of gorgeous collections, loads of digi stamps, wordbooks, alphas, templates - you won't be disappointed :-)
 So make a date to tune in on 15 September.
On my card today I have used 3 scrummy papers from the CD-Rom 'Pressie Time' collection.
I have also used some rainbow shimmer mirri card - I  love the different colours you get from this depending which angle you look at it!

 Image - gorgeous LOTV 'Milly Flower Power' coloured with PM's
 Flower made with felt die cut using Spellbinders flower die and pearl brad.
Here's a close up of the flower:

Challenges I would like to enter:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - 3 Design Papers, 2 Embellishments, 1 image
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - 3 DP's, 2 Flowers (hope the one in the image counts), 1 Ribbon
Crafty Sentiments - Ribbon & Bows
Hanna & Friends - Lili of the Valley
Digistamps4Joy - Handmade Flower
Paper Shelter - Die Cuts & Punches

Just before I go here's a photo I would like to share with you of my DH and son 10 minutes after we got home from our day out at Weston Supermare yesterday - must have been all that sea air they had :-)
 Like Father like Son springs to mind!!!
Thanks for poppong over.
Have a fabulous day.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Beside the Seaside Beside the Sea at Get Funky

 Good morning. It's been a bright and early start for me this morning as I have been on Grandma duty - Oliver came to sleepover last night - he is full of cold bless him but he has been sooooooooo good :-)
I think he's cutting his first teeth - ouch!!!!

Anyways it's my turn to share my DT project for Get Funky with you - actually my turn was last Wednesday but I was so disorganised that I hadn't got anything ready before we had a few days away - so the very lovely Lou stepped in and we swapped days - thanks again hun :-)

Paula has picked 
as the theme this time and here's my take on it:

 I used the house digi stamp from the Colour Me Happy CD-Rom and made a row to look like beach huts. I paper-pieced them with papers from the same CD-Rom.

I also tore some papers from Colour Me Happy to represent the sea and sand and then using a cloud template made from a piece of card I inked the sky to with Faded Jeans DI to create some clouds - it wouldn't be the British seaside without a few of them now would it?

It would be great if you could join in the fun with us and show us your seaside projects.
Don't forget to use any Funky Hand product though to be in with a chance of winning this month's prize.
Here's where you can find this month's funky freebie - just in case you haven't already got any Funky Hand products!

Well best go and get Oliver his porridge.
Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Starting or Back to School at Allsorts

 Good morning. Well it's damp, grey and downright miserable weather here in Gloucestershire at the moment so I think I will be spending a few hours catching up on some crafting this morning :-)
Hopefully the sunny sunshine will put in an appearance later this afternoon.

So it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week the very lovely and uber talented Fleur has picked

We are sponsored this week by our regukar sponsor

and 1 lucky winner will receive a pack of 5 Aquamarkers
My friend's little girl Keira is starting school next week so I have made my card to wish her good luck on her first day a school.

 I used Off to School Ava available at DSB here - for only £1.40!!!
Coloured with PM's 
DP's - Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
 This also used:
Black cardstock
Adhesive Pearls
Martha Stewart Doliy border punch
Spellbinders scalloped and plain circles

Challenges I would like to enter:

Fairy Tale -Back to School
Stamp Something - Back to School Something
Totally Papercrafts - Back to School
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes in August
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Back to School
Sassy Studio Designs - Back to School
For Fun Challenges - Back to School
Papercraft Star - Back to School
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Back to School
Digistamp Boutique - August Customer Challenge

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.