Monday, 16 December 2013

Mid Month Just For Fun

Good Morning blogland,
Can you believe we are already over 1/2 way through December?? Just where has the time gone?
I am here because today is the Mid-moth inspiration for the Just For Fun challenge blog.
This months theme was Christmas and started on 1st December so you still have time to enter, and there is a great prize up for grabs so do pop over and check out the DT projects and show us your creations.

This months prize was donated by our Blog challenge owner Elaine

Onto my project, I have made an Advent box using the Me To You Do Crafts Cd Rom and Papercraft kit. 

There is 24 drawers to hold a small sweet/treat to be opened every day like on a normal advent calander and then I have created an exploding box for the top which is numbered as '25' to be opened on Christmas morning.

Me To You Christmas paper pack
Me To You Christmas die cuts
Centura Pearl card stock and A4 card stcok from my stash
Do Crafts Digital designer
Alphalicious Cricut cartridge
Ribbon from Meiflower
Xcut snowflake punch

613 Avenue - Anything goes
Challenges 4 everyone - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at Just For Fun

Monday, 2 December 2013

SeemaCrafts Monthly Challenge - Christmas

Good Morning Blogland, 
Well this post was meant to go live yesterday morning but for whatever reason Blogger decided not to play and it didnt work so I have had to do this manually this morning.
Yesterday saw us start a new month so it also means we started a brand new challenge over at Seemacrafts

This month the challenge is CHRISTMAS, I know lots of people will be sick of the sight of Christmas stuff by now but I am really far behind on all my Christmas makes so this was a great opportunity for me to get making some things. 

There is a great prize up for grabs from the very talented Lindsay over at LEJ designs. The lucky winner will be able to pick 3 of her fab digi's from the great array of designs.
Ok so onto my project. I decided to make a candle gift box card as I have lots of these to make as gifts for neighbours and distant family so thought i would kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I did a tutorial on how to make these you can view this HERE

Me To You A4 decoupage kit
Me To You Docrafts cd rom
Ribbon - Meiflower
Large snowflakes cut on the Silhouette
Xcut snowflake punch
card candi
Martha Stweart border punch
12 scented tea light cnadles

 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Challenges 4 everyone - anything goes
Dream Vally Challenges - anything but a card
2 sisters - anything goes 

I have some exciting news to share with you all but I will do that on a seperate blog post in a few days so please do pop back and check it out.

As always thanks for stopping by


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Charisma Cardz - Christmas challenge

Hello Blogland,
I am here with a new post for Charisma Cardz. The challenge this week will run for 2 weeks and the theme for Team A this time is - Christmas!!! We want to see all your Christmas projects. We have some fab projects from the other Charisma Galz so please do pop over and visit us for some inspiration HERE.
We have 3 fab prizes this week up for grabs 
Prize 1:
 Melissa from PINK CAT STUDIO!!!
Prize 2:
Time For Tea Designs is a wonderful new Digi company brought to you from a lovely lady called Jo! You can find there blog here and also her wonderful etsy shop here! And also join in the fun on her facebook page! This week Jo is offering one lucky crafter a chance to own one of her new digis in her etsy store!
 Prize 3:
We'd like to give a huge big welcome back to our monthly sponsor!
One Lucky winner will recieve Your Choice of SIX Digi's from Digistamp Boutique!
Sally-Ann from Digistamp Boutique! Now i'm sure you've all seen her fabulous work???!? NO?! Well head on over to her Digi shop! there's a digi for everything her work is fantastic and at such a low price too! Sally-Ann is very talented! go on! have a peek!!

This is what I came up with;

3 sheets of A4 cardstock
Me To You Do crafts Cd rom,
Me To You papercraft diecut kit
12 tealight candles
CC boxer board
Martha Stewart border punch
Kanban Christmas diecut kit
card candi
ribbon from meiflower
xcut labels die
snowflakes cut with the craft robo

 Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come and join us over at Charisma Cardz

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Just For Fun - Mid month Inspiration

Good Afternoon Blogland,
I am a bit late with my post today but I am here now to share with you some mid month inspiration for the challenge over at Just For Fun. This month's challenge is 'Your Favourite Colour'. We want to see your projects made in your favourite colour. There is some fab insipration over on the blog so please do pop over and see the my fellow DT buddies work and then add your creation to the linky.

There is a great prize to be won which has kindly been donated by one of our Fab DT girls Seema from Seemacrafts

Well my favourite colour is blue and in particular teal/turquise so I decided to make a Christmas card using just those colours, and here is what I came up with

Humphrey Corner stamp was freebie on a mag a couple of years ago
Backing paper from Me To You Christmas cd rom
Co'ordination cardstock for matt and layering
Speccies to colour the image in
Liquid pearls white opal for the snow detail on image
Pink Gem Designs sentiment stamp
ribbon from meiflower 
wooden snowflakes also freebie from a mag and i have just inked them to match
Sizzex snowflake embossing folder

A creative romance - winter blues
Sister Act card challenge - anything goes
4 crafty girls - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your projccts in our challenge

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Charisma Cardz - Anything goes challenge

Good Morning Blogland,
I am here with another DT card for Charisma Cardz, this week the challenge is for Team A and its is an Anything Goes challenge. We would love to see your fab creations and there are a few prizes up for grabs from some great sponsors so why not pop over and enter.
Sponsors this week are:

I have chossen a digi from MilkCoffee and here is what I came up with;

 Close up of the digi stamp and my colouring
Close up of the tag I made using versamark ink

Digi from MilkCoffee
Co'ordinations card stock
Kaisercrafts christmas paper pad
Kaisercraft clear merry christmas stamp
luggage tag free gift with a mag, 
Versamark ink pad
tonic stamp press
Speccies and promarkers to colour the image in

Crafty Girls challenge - anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas 
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Bearly Mine challenge - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enter the challenge

Thursday, 24 October 2013

charisma cardz WOW challenge

Morning blogland,
I am here with my Charisma DT hat on. This week at Chrisma Cardz the theme is White on White. We are sponsored by
 Prize 1
The Paper Shelter, home to some of the cutest digi's around! Are offering one lucky winner a $20 voucher to there store!

Prize 2,3 and 4

Kenny K are offering 3 prizes this week! 1st will be 3 digi's 2nd will be 2 digi's and a lucky winner will also receive 1 digi of your choice!!
Kenny K's is a fab online digi shop with fun upbeat digi's for all your crafting needs!

This is what I came up with

I found this challenge quite difficult as I have only ever done WOW once before and its not something I am comfortable with as I love my colours lol Its always good to be challenged however and I am rather pleased with how this turned out.

Happy Birthday Embossing folder (I cant remember who makes it and I have no box for it, think its possibly Do Crafts)
Ribbon from Mei Flower
Ribbon roses where a gift from Seemacrafts
Bling from my stash

Artistic inspirations - anything goes
Craft Dee Bowz - handmade bow
Make it Monday - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will head on over and join us in this weeks challenge. I would love to see your WOW projects

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The Friendly Crafters Blog Event

Good Afternoon Blogland,
I am here to share the Blog Event over at The Friendly Crafters group on Facebook. We are a friendly group of like minded people who love to craft and share our creations, if this is something you feel you would like to get involved in well why not come and join us HERE
We have a Blog Event every Tuesday where you can pop your blog and show us all what you have been upto. Every Thursday we have a Swap Event, where you can arrange swaps with the other members for unwanted craft goodies so we can all try and get something we would love.

I have been really busy with Christmas Advent boxes for commissions orders lately so didnt think I had anything to share with you all but then I remember I had the card I made for my sister a few weeks back that I never got around to sharing with you guys.

CC Bamboo Hunkydory paper crafting kit
Woodware sentiment stamp
Ribbon and doliy from my stash
Cherry Lynn Designs large/medium/small rose dies to create the flowers
Co'ordinations Tilly Dot card

Craft Dee Bowz - anything goes
Make It Monday - anything goes
My Craft Creations - always anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Challenges 4 everyone - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hoppe to see you over at the group

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Just For Fun challenge Blog mid month Inspiration

Good Morning bloggers,
I am here with my Just For Fun DT cap on with my mid month Inspiration for our current challenge.
This months challenge is Button's and Bow's, you can pop over and view the other DT's fabulous projects or to enter the challenge HERE.

I am currently re-decorating my daughter's bedroom in some lovely bright unisex colours of orange, yellows, blues, greens and a touch of raspberry pink so with these colours in mind I decided to make a canvas for Roslyn's bedroom wall following this months theme.
Here is what I came up with

The canvas is 16in x 12in so its a nice big size and I am over the moon with how it turned out. I cut a 12x12 inch letter R on the cricut in white card so that I had that as a template for the shape, got my glue gun out and just started sticking down the buttons, after a few hours and burnt fingers tips I had the finished letter. I then went through all my Co'ordinations card packs to find a colour to match to mount it onto and then I added the ribbon and bows down the sides.

white card stock from The papermill Shop
Canvas from Home Bargains
Co'ordinations from CC
Buttons from Do Crafts spots and stripes pastel collection
ribbon and twine from my stash 

Craft My Life - anything goes - no cards
Craft - Dee Bowz - anything goes - with handmade bows
Make it Monday - anything goes
613 avenue create - anything goes
challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
2 Sister's - anything goes
Creative corner challenges - anything but a card

Thank You for stopping by and please do leave a comment as I love to hear from you all

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Cards from the weekend

Good Afternoon Blogland,
I thought I would pop by today and show you some of the cards ive been working on over the weekend, and as it is Tuesday today this would mean I get to showcase my blog over on The Friendly Crafters Facebook group Blog Event.
I have had a number of customer orders over the last week and here are just a few of them

This is a large A4 Sponge Bob card and the customer asked me could I get some pictures of her boyfriend and their daughter in the card so I chosse to add them on the inside.
I used Do Crafts digital designer to design the backing paper and also to create the decoupage for the front.

These are both just very quick basic A5 cards that I did as a quick order for a regular customer who only gave me 24 hours notice, she was pleased with them so thats all that matters.

The spec for this one was just a large Mickey Mouse Clubhouse card, I used Do Crafts digital designer again to create the backing paper and digitage for the front, and on the inside i created pop outs with spinning Mickey heads but sadly the picture just would not load.

This is an 8x8 square card for a friend of mine. She wanted to include a picture of her little boy as its for his auntie. I love all the colours in this Boofle paper so decided to use the frame that matches.

Thanks for popping along, any comments left are much appreciated

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Charisma Cardz challenge - Animals

Good Morning Blogland,
I am here again with my DT post for Charisma Cardz. This week the theme is Animals so please do pop over and take a look at the other Charisma Galz projects and enter the challenge HERE
There are 2 prizes up for grabs this week from 2 fab sponsors

Card Mad Fairy


Here is my card

Milton and Co decoupage
Milton and Co backing papers
Tilly Dot co'ordinations
Pink Petticoat gingham backing paper
Xcut large ovals die

Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Die cutting divas - use brown
 Throught the craftroom door - always anything goes
 Make it Monday - Anything goes
613 Avenue - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and all comments are greatly appreciated.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Commissioned Christening Card

Happy Monday folks,
Hope your all enjoying your day I am crafting all day today so it cant be bad lol
I wanted to share with you a card I made yesterday for a commissioned order from one of my regular customers.
She asked me for a christening card for her god daughter whose is just 7 months old, this is what I cam e up with

Keepsake board (cant remember the name of it, if anyone can help with that I would appreciated it)
Centura Pearl card
Pink Gem baby decoupage
pink petticoat gingham digi papers
Do Crafts digital designer for the sentiment
roses from my stash

613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Seemacrafts October Challenge - Autumnal colours

Good Morning Bloggers,
Can you believe it is already the 1st October?? I cant this year is just flying by and were getting ever closer to Christmas......Arrrgggghhhhh lol

Well as today is the 1st of the month I have a DT project to share with you all, Over at Seemacrafts this month's challenge is autumnal colours. You can visit the challenge blog HERE. This month the lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in Seema's online store HERE.
Anyway this is what I came up for the challenge

I decided I didnt want to make a card and whilst in Machester at a craft fair a couple of weeks ago I picked up some chipboard 5x7 photo frames so decided i would decorate one of them to fit the challenge instead. 

12x12 pattern paper from Piggy Tales - Cinderella collection
Alphabet stickers - Cinderella collection
Chipboard heart toppers
flourish cut on the Silluette
Flowers from my stash
gems from my stash

House of Gilli - Anything goes/Fall
Make it Monday - always anything goes
My Craft Creations - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Anything but a card
Avenue 613 - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will pop along and see all the other fab DT projects and even make something yourself to join in with us