Saturday, 31 March 2012

Photo Inspiration at Allsorts

Good morning. Whooo hooo it's the weekend and the weather is still looking fabulous so a trip to the seaside is looking good :o)
So just a quick post from me this morning as I can hear the ice cream calling me from here :o)

This week it was my turn to pick the theme for the new challenge at 

and I chose this photo for you to take your inspiration from:

I chose to go with an Easter theme using the colours Yellow Green 

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Sally-Ann from 
and I have used one of the scrummy new Easter images - available in this collection here

I have coloured this little cutie using PM's and FM's (as always lol!!!)
This also used:
Easter Egg stamp - Hobbycraft (99p bargain!) stamped a few times and cut out to layer up.
Grass die - Marianne Createables - received from my lovely blogging buddy Laurie for Christmas - thank you hun :o)
Mini flutterbys - Martha Stewart
Adhesive pearls from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Card Crew - Spring 
Flourishes - Easter
Paper and Such Design - Easter and/or Spring
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Easter and/or Animals
Crafty Catz - Use a Digi Image
Fussy & Fancy - Anything But Square/Rectangle
Simply Create Too - Eggs &/or Bunnies
Totally Papercrafts - Easter
Aud Sentiments - Project with the sentiment 'Happy Easter'
Cute Card Thursday - Easter

Thanks for popping by today and for any lovely comment you may wish to leave.
Have a fabulous day.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Spring Celebrations at Get Funky

Good morning. Hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to a lovely weekend. Today it's my turn to share some inspiration for you over at

for this month's FUNKY 15TH CHALLENGE 

as picked by Kathy 


I'm loving the new Spring Has Sprung Papers from Funky Hand - available here

I have teamed them with a fab floral banner digi stamp from the
Coloured with FM's and a touch of Glamour Dust added to the flower centres.

Flowers die cut using TH Tattered Floral die and an adhesive pearl added to the centre.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Papertake Weekly - Sketch #66
Freshly Brewed - Spring 
Creative Card Crew - Spring 
Stamps & Fun - Make your own Flowers
Totally Gorjuss - Spots & Stripes

Thanks for popping by today and for any lovely comments you may wish to leave.
Have a fabulous day.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cute 'n' Cuddly at MAWTT

Good morning. This is my second post for today - please scroll down for my DT project for

So this post is to share my DT project for 

and this week it was my turn to pick the theme and I chose


Our sponsor this week is the fabulous 

Please grab my banner 
 For my card I used one of my own Di's Digi images - 'Off Puttin'  coloured with PM's & FM's 

I have also used some more of the fab bright and funky DCVW papers form the All About a Boy pad. I really love these papers for male cards and they look great with Kraft cardstock :o)

This card will be for my Grandson Oliver to give to his Daddy for his birthday in June - how organised I am lol!!!

This also used:
Spellbinders Labels 1 Small & Large
Spellbinders - Gromet Tag
Metallic brads from stash
Bakers Twine
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink

Challenges I would like to enter:

Bearly Mine - 3,2,1 - 3 DP's, 2 Brads, 1 Image
Digi Makeover Challenge - For the Boys
Love to Create - Masculine
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Stamp Something
The Pixie Cottage - Cuddly Critters

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my DT buddies - you won't be disappointed :o)

Hope you can find some time to join in the fun with us this week - I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Thanks for popping by today and any lovely comments you may wish to leave.

Easter Wishes at Charisma Cardz

Good morning. It's Thursday so that means it's time for a new challenge at 

and this week it's Team Gem's turn and the lovely Gemma has picked the theme 


One of our sponsors this week is the lovely Sally-Ann from 
Buy our digi stamps here...

So I thought I would showcase some of the latest scrummy Easter images available from 

Here's my first card - pink for a girl 

Card base made using Grand Nesties Labels 1
Design Paper - Funky Hand 'Happy Happy Birthday' CD-Rom Pressie Time Collection - available here

Image coloured with PM's and FM's

This also used:
Gingham Card - edge cut using Spellbinders Edgabilities
Ribbon I Bakers Twine from stash
Magnolia Doo-Hickey swirl
Martha Stewart mini flutterbys

So as I made a pink one for a girl I thought it only fair to make a blue one for a boy :o)

Image also from DSB - Easter Collection 2 
Coloured with PM's & FM's

I thought it would quite fun to use my Grand Nestie ovals and make an 'egg' shaped card :o)

This also used:
DP's - MME - Lost & Found Breeze from My Crafty Heart - available here
Spotty ribbon from stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Challenges I would like to enter:
Anything Goes - Get Ready for Easter
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Spots & Stripes (second card)
Paper and Such Design - Spring/Easter
Sassy Cheryl's - Easter Parade Bunnies & Bonnets
Tip Top Tuesday - Easter/Animals
Try it on Tuesday - Easter 
Crafty Boots - Easter
Cutie Pie Challenge - Think Pink with Rabbits (first card)
Totally Gorjuss - Spots & Stripes (second card)

Please pop over to the main challenge blog for full details of the fab prizes on offer this week and also to check out the srummy inspiration from the rest of my DT buddies.

Hope you can join us this week.

Thanks for visiting me today and any lovely comments you may wish to leave.

I'll be back shortly with my other DT project for today for 
Moving Along with the Times.


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Love & Butterfly Kisses

Good morning. Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon :o)
I'm loving this beautiful warm sunny weather we are having at the moment and I'm keeping my fingers crossed it stays for a while longer. I really hope it's like this at Easter when we go to Centre Parcs - fingers crossed :o)

When I went shopping for a gift for a friend's birthday last week I spotted some 3D paper mache hearts in the art shop and one fell into my basket :o)

So I decided to give it a bit of a shabby chic makeover and here's the result

I painted it first - using an artist sponge - loved how quick this technique for colouring was. Then I covered it with some Papermania Paper Capsule DP's - a  Mother's Day gift from Aaron & Kerry - there are some really scrummy designs in that pad :o)
I also added some more paint around the edges of the paper. 

I coloured the gorgeous Tiddly Inks image - 'Wryn Close to my Heart' with PM's and FM's with a touch of Glamour Dust added to the wings and then cut her out to layer onto the heart. A few embossed flutterbys and a Martha Stewart punched flutterby added with some adhesive gems. I die cut the PC generated sentiment using an X-Cut heart die and softly inked whilst still in the heart.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Bunny Zoe's - Shabby Chi/Vintage
Craft Your Passion - Monochromatic
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Butterflies
Secret Crafter - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Anything But Square/Rectangle
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Theme (to include Butterfly, Angel or Fairy)
MMCS - Use a Digi

Thanks for popping by today and any lovely comments you may wish to leave.
Have a wonderful day.
I'm off to do some Spring cleaning and then the dreaded pile of ironing :o(


Monday, 26 March 2012

Happy Birthday Fishes

Good afternoon. Today's share is a card I made for Jack's friend Louie who has just turned 13. 

I love these Kenny K images for teenage boys. I teamed this one up with some fab bright and funky DP's from DCVW - All About Boys. Image 'Goldfish Kid' - available here coloured with PM's

I thought it best to keep the card CAS as it's for a teenage boy so just added a bit of Baker's Twine and some Papermania funky number stickers.
'Best Fishes' Sentiment - PC generated :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cardmadfairy - Add a Sentiment (must use a digi image too)
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - #29 For the Boys
Karen's Doodles - #101 Make it for a Male
Love to Create - #8 Masculine
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Birthday Sundaes - #49 Numbers
Crafting When we Can - One for the Boys
Pile it On  - #13 For/From a Man
I Love Promarkers - #109 3 Different DP's

I had a wonderful day at Claire's wedding on Saturday - it was a beautiful day and the bride was stunning.
Here's a few photos that I think captured the spirit of the day.

 Signing the register
 Dodging the confetti
The Bride's Mum & Dad

Thanks again Claire for a wonderful day :o)

And thanks to you for dropping by today and any comments you may wish to leave.
Have a wonderful evening.

Spring has Sprung Funky Blog Hop


WelCome to the Spring Has Sprung Funky Blog Hop - hopefully you arrived here from Jenny's blog - if  you think you have got lost you Can always go baCk to AniC'es blog and start again :o)

Our blog hop will run from 9am GMT Saturday 24 MarCh through to 9am GMT Monday 26 MarCh  so you have plenty of time to hop around all the blogs and see the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.
We are hopping to Celebrate the launCh of another stunning new paper ColleCtion download from 
 due to be released tomorrow (Sunday 25 MarCh)

The DT have all been busy preparing some fabulous samples to share with you and here are a few that I have made:

The Colours of this new ColleCtion are simply stunning and just perfeCt for all your spring Crafty projeCts and beyond.
There are 20 sCrummiliCious papers that inClude spots, stripes, butterflies, flowers and more and a sheet of toppers and fabulous sentiments.

Before you hop on over to Allison's blog don't forget to piCk up your letter from me.
I hope you Can 'C' what letter it is :o)
When you have hopped over to all the blogs, left a Comment for everyone and ColleCted your letters - rearrange them to spell a hop related word and then hop baCk to AniCe's blog to leave your answer.

Happy Hopping :o)

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Use a Recipe at Allsorts

Good morning. I'm mega excited today because I will soon be on my way to my lovely blogging buddy Claire's wedding - I feel so lucky to have been invited - thank you hun :o)

Before I set off I have my DT card for this week's new challenge at 

and the lovely Helene has picked


Here's my take on it: 

I have used a very neglected LOTV image - Coffee Break coloured with PM's and Flexmarkers

My 'recipe' is a Birthday Recipe stamp also from LOTV - available here stamped and heat embossed onto a trimmed luggage label tag and inked with Dried Marigold Distress Ink, with a touch of sheer organza ribbon and some twine added.

The very scrummy Design Papers are Bo Bunny 'Vicky B' Collection. I think they go lovely with the Kraft card base - don't you?
I have also used one of my Mother's Day gifts from Jack - Memory Box Cherry Blossom Die - purchased from My Crafty Heart - fab shop with gorgeous products and super speedy service :o)

I have been working at improving my colouring recently and I am quite pleased with how this has turned out - hope you like it too :o)

Challenges I would like enter:
I Love Promarkers - 3 Design Papers
Everybody Art Challenge - Friendship
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Flowers
Creatalicious - Sketch Challenge #32
Gingerloft - Happy Birthday
OSAAT - Girly
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Tic Tac Toe (Flowers Tag Embossing)
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping over.
Have a wonderful day.