Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Autumn at Stampavie and More

Good morning. Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
Today I'm here to share my DT card for 


and this fortnight we have the theme


Here's what I did: 
 I had great fun putting this card together - starting with creating the background using my PanPastels and various leaf stamps that I heat embossed with True White EP.
I also randomly stamped some with various Distress Inks
The adorable image is Miss Anya Autumn - coloured with PM's - I love these rich spice colours.
The 'leafy' floral embellishment was made using Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die, a button and a touch of rafia ribbon.
The wreath is a gorgeous digi from Pattie's Creations 'Autumn Wreath' - coloured with PanPastels and PM's
Sentiment ticket - Whimsy Stamps

Challenges I would like to enter:
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Fall
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Totally Stamaplicious - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Picture Inspiration
Pattie's Creations - Autumn Colours
Wags N Whiskers - Fall Colours

Thanks for popping by today.
Have a fabulous day.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Picture Inspiration at Loves Rubberstamps GDT

Hello again :o)
As I mentioned in my first post today - please scroll down to see my DT card for An Oldie But Goodie I'm back with a much happier card :o)

This is my last GDT project for 

and this week we have a picture for your inspiration:

I decided to go with the colours and this is what I came up with:
I haven't inked this little sweetie up in ages - so naughty!!!
Coloured with PM's 
I've used the last of my favourite Portobello Road DP's - but I have got the Papermania CD-Rom so I can print more anytime I feel the need :o)
 I've also used my favourite die of the moment - Memory Box Corner Bow - hope you're not getting tired of it lol!!!
Sentiment - Kaisercraft
Adhesive pearls from stash

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Laura and the team for having me as their Guest Designer for October. I have thoroughly enjoyed making all my projects for their challenge themes.
Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from the regular DT.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Chose a Countries Colours
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Lots of Layers

Thanks for popping by (again) today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a fabulous day.

Spots & Stripes at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning. 
I'm here with my first DT post for today and this one is for 

and this fortnight the lovely Helen has picked the theme


Here's what I did:
Unfortunately I had a request from my MiL for a sympathy card recently and I wanted to keep the design simple but elegant. The card is for one of my MiL's oldest friends. He was the Best Man at her wedding and he also Christened Jack many years later.
I recently won some images from Floppy Latte Designs and I chose this Lily Card Frame as I thought it would suit this sad occasion. I simply added the text before I printed the image off and then fussy cut it out.
My six months or more items are the Design Papers - my Mind's Eye 'Lost & Found' and the gorgeous satin ribbon.
The pearl swirl was bought recently at GNPE.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my DT buddies.

I don't think I would like to enter any challenges with this card - I'm just so sorry I had to make it :o(

I'll be back very shortly with a much happier card for my last GDT project for Loves Rubberstamps.

Until then - thanks for popping by.

Monday, 29 October 2012

We're Distressed at Cutie Pie

Good morning. Hope you all had a lovely weekend. It has turned so cold here but not as cold as it has for some - we've had no snow - although both John and Jack wished we had as they are both back to work and school today :o(

So it's the start of a new week and also the start of a new challenge over at 

and this fortnight we would like to see you 

Our sponsors this week are:
offering 1 lucky winner a whooping $25 online spend - wowzers wish I could enter myself lol!!!
who are offering another lucky winner 4 digi images of their choice - Ruth has some gorgeous images so you will be spoiled for choice!

So here's what I did:

I took my initial inspiration from the fab sketch over at The Sugar Bowl this fortnight and picked this adorable Sugar Nellie image 'Warm Winter Wishes' - aren't they just so cute and snuggly?

Image coloured with PM's and FM's and lashings of Glamour Dust added to the fur trim of the hat.
Edges lightly inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink

I distressed all the edges of the scrummy DP's - Dovecraft  Back to Basics 'Vintage Christmas'
Snowflakes - Die cut using Spellbinders Create a Flake 3 and 4
Dew Drops from the Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - LOTV 

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the Cuties.

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch
Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas Card - Optional Pop it Up
Dream Valley - Glitter and Bling
OSAAT - Make 1 for Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas is Coming
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Embellishment Die Cuts and/or Punches
Christmas Stampin all Year Long - Circle
Crafty Ann's - Christmas

Thanks for your popping by today - I really appreciate your visit and any comments you may wish to leave.
Have a fabulous day.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Breast Care Thank You

Good morning. Hope you all remembered to put the clocks back and have enjoyed your extra hour in bed or if you're like me had an extra hour crafty playtime before the day starts proper :o)

Today's share is for someone I know that is currently undergoing treatment for BC and wants a card to give to the nurses at the end of the course of treatment shortly.

So I thought Saturated Canary's  'Boobie Love' image would be just perfect!

I took my initial inspiration from the shaped card challenge at Saturated Canary and used one of the fabulous new shaped cards from Craftwork Cards that I got at GNPE for the base card.
  Image coloured with PM's and FM's
 I also took inspiration from the challenges at A Gem of a Challenge this week where they are looking for Polka Dots and used some scrummy papers from First Edition 'Birdsong' Collection and In the Pink are looking for lots of pink with buttons and bows.

I love my new Memory Box Corner Bow Die :o)
This also used:
 Grand Nesties - Plain & Scalloped Circles
Plain & Scalloped Rectangles
Sentiment - LOTV

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge - Polka Dots/Spots
Saturated Canary - Shaped Cards
In the Pink - Lots of Pink with Buttons and Bows
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #231
Fairy Tale - Monochrome with Dies and Punches
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by my blog today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a fabulous day.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

In Stitches at Allsorts

Good morning. It's the weekend and this post was going to be scheduled as we were supposed to be travelling up North to visit John's Mum who recently celebrated her 80th birthday :o) but unfortunately Jack hasn't been too well so we had to cancel :o(

So as it is Saturday that means it's time for a new challenge over at 


and Brenda picked the theme


Here's what I did:

 I got the sewing machine out (must be the second time this year lol!!!) and 'doodle' stitched - that's my description for my wibbly wobbly lines around a panel that I embossed with the gorgeous Tied Together embossing folder.
 I heat embossed an image from this week's sponsor - Flonz Craft 'Butterfly on a Branch' using Stampedous Glitter Enamel EP
and then added some scrummy Lilac Blossom Sequins by MeiFlower from My Crafty Heart
Edges inked with Dusty Concorde Distress Ink
 To finish I added some scrummy lace, a retro punched flower and some Martha Stewart punched leaves

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT have done and to check out the full details of the prizes on offer from the sponsors this week.

We are also having a DT call and the full details can be seen here.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Eureka Stamps - Things with Wings
Critter Sketch - Embossing
House of Gilli - Embossing
Crazy Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Stitching
Totally Gorjuss - Things with Wings

Thanks for popping by my blog today and any lovely comments you may wish to leave - I love to read them all and really appreciate you taking the time.
Have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Too Cute to Spook at MAWTT

Hello again - I'm back with my 2nd DT post for today. 
Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
I'm having a lovely week with John and Jack - been out to lunch every day - a girl could get used to that :o)

So I'm here to share my DT card for

and this week I'm playing host and have picked the theme 


I recently bought some of these paint pots:
Plastic Can ( large )

and here's what I did with one of them:

I covered the inside with black card stock and then decorated the outside.
This little sweetie is Witchy Wryn from Tiddly Inks and I merged the digi image onto a digi LO in Serif Craft Artist and then coloured her with PM's.

 I added some silver spider's webbing around the outside of the paint pot before I added the image panel.
 Spooky Treats sentiment from Pink Petticoat 'Spookydoodlies' collection
 and so is the Happy Halloween sentiment on the paint pot lid

And here are the treat bags that I will put in the paint pot for the neighbours' children when they come 
'Trick or Treating' next week.

Our sponsor this week is 
offering  lucky winner 
3 images form their online store.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the spookalicious projects from my gorgeous DT buddies - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Creations - Halloween Spooks
Creative Belli - Halloween
Inky Impressions - Halloween
MMCS - Spooky
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters - Halloween
LEJ Designs - Trick or Treat
Tiddly Inks - Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday - Halloween
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Halloween/Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Halloween

Thanks for popping by my blog today - I really appreciate your visit.
Have a fabulous day.

Don't Be Square at Charisma

Good morning. I'm here with my first DT post for today (I'll be back very shortly with another DT post)

This week over at 

I'm playing host and I have picked the theme


Here's what I did:

 When I recently went to the GNPE I bought some of these fabulous Elegant Centre Step Cards from WhichCraft
 One of our sponsors this week is the fabulous Sally-Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique and I have used a cute snowman from the Snow Peeps collection - available here 
Coloured with  PM's and lashings of Diamond Stickles 
 Sentiment - Creative Expressions
Snowflake - Spellbinders Create a Flake
Centre of snowflake - Ribbon Girls Diamonte Spacer and Aurora Acrylic Gem
 Memory Box Winterland Christmas Trees
DP's - Bo Bunny 'Mistletoe Collection'
Pom Pom Trim from The Ribbon Girl

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas - U for Up to You
I Love Promarkers - Christmas is Coming
Creative Card Crew - Fancy Folds
Ooh La LA Creations - Christmas Sentiment
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it On
Christmas Stampin all Year Long - Traditional Colours
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas

Thanks for popping by.
I'll be back in a bit.