Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy News and Bizzare Commission

Good Afternoon Everyone,
This is the start of the long Bank Holiday weekend for me so thought I would wish you all a Happy Easter, hope you have a lovely time whatever you are up to.

On to my Happy News - I applied for a new DT position with Crafting Musketeers challenge blog and I found out on Monday that I had been successful but was not allowed to share my news with you all as it needed to be announced on the blog yesterday. I am thrilled to be apart of the team and cant wait to get stuck in. Pop over and check out the blog if your not familiar with it.

 Now I had to share this card with you. I was asked by one of my regular customer's to make a card with the following spec - Plummer, Meerkat advert man, age 70 and stairs!!! Well it is definitely the most bizzare I have been asked for if you have had a more bizzare commission then id love to hear it.

This is what I came up with

I googled the image and then used Do crafts digital designer to make it into a decoupage piece.
I embossed a piece of matching card using grande dots 8x8 die'sire embossing folder and the ebosser.

I also googled 'stairs cards' and I found a video tutorial on youtube for this style of card, the link is HERE if you would like to see how its made. I followed it completely and its very simple really following the hints and tips in the vid. I also googled the image of the meerkat from the tv ad.

The card is also for a man named 'John' so I added his name onto the stairs. 
The backing paper is from the Forever Friends Retro Collection male cd rom.

Like I say a most bizzare request but I am happy with how its turned out and will definitely be giving this style card another go.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Just For Fun - Mid Month Inspiration

Good Morning Bloggers,
Is it just me or is April passing by in a blur?? Cant believe its already 1/2 way gone lol Too much too do and too little time as they say.
Anyway I am here with my DT hat on for Just For Fun and it is Team B's turn to show you some 'Easter' themed cards. The challenge runs till the end of the month so still time to play along and we would love to see your creations so pop on over to the blog and get joining in.

Here is what I have made

Stampavie stamp
Me To You Easter papers
Co'ordinations Tilly Dot
Do crafts bakers twine
dew drops from my stash
Circadesigns sentiment stamp and scalloped circle punch
Versamark and white embossing powder
coloured card from my stash
Sukara Aquerall watercolour pencils

Craft Your Passion - Bunnies, Chicks & Eggs
Paper Makeup stamps - Easter treats

Thanks for stopping by and please come and join in over at JFF

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Extra with Seema's Digi's

Hello everyone,
I have made an Easter card with one of Seema's fab Digi's that can be found HERE 
Pop on over and check them all out.

I have used Peekaboo Rabbit with Egg and here is what I have made

Me To You Easter backing paper
Egg Tag from Easter Me To You Cd Rom
Sentiment printed using Docrafts digital designer
Seemacrafts digi image
Sakura Aquarel water colour pencils
Card Candi from my stash

Card Mania - Easter 
Cutie Pie Challenge - Easter Bunnies
Melonheadz - Easter

Thanks for stopping by and please do go over and check out Seema's digis from Seemacrafts.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Chrisma Cardz - April Showers challenge

Good Morning Bloggers,
Today I am here to share with you a card I have made for the Charisma Cardz April challenge. This Fortnights challenge theme is 'April Showers'. 
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So we want to see your creations with this fortnights theme and as a bit of inspiration for you this is what I have made,

12x12 American crafts My Girl paper stack
Die'sire embossalicious Grande Dots 8x8 embossing folder
Do Crafts heart doily
Lettering Delights sentiment
Digi image from Greeting Farm
Sakura Aquarel colouring pencils
Flowers are from my stash

 CraftyHazelnuts Pattern Paper - AG
7 Kids college fund - AG
Creative Moments - AG
 Ruby's Rainbow - April Showers
Oldie but a goodie - April showers (paper, flowers and digi all well over 6months old)
Crafting from the heart - AG

Paper makeup stamp - AG with a digi
613 Avenue create - AG

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your creations over at the challenge blog.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Christmas Fun Challenge

Afternoon everyone,
I am here with my Christmas Fun DT hat on. The challenge had a few issues with Mr Linky over the last week so is going live a little late and as of this month it is now a monthly challenge. It will be anything goes with the optional extra of a theme each month. This month the theme is 'for a man', but you can still enter no matter what Christmas card you have made aslong as it is a CARD.

Along with the change to monthly there will no longer be a prize at the end of the year but a blog candy prize each month to try and encourage more entrants.

The candy available this month is

Here is what I made for the current challenge

CC Humphrey's corner stamp and sentiment stamp
water colour pencils
sizzex snowflake embossing flolder
Xcut nesting die
Silhouette ro cut the nesting snowflakes
card candy

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your entry in the challenge

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Charisma meets DCC magazine and blog hop

Welcome to the Charisma Cardz Meets Die Cut Crazy Special Challenge Blog Hop
Our Wonderful design team have this week teamed up with the wonderful Magazine Die cut Crazy to bring you some wonderful inspiration from the world of Die Cutting and also a fab packed April Edition which is avalible for download on all IOS Apple Devices via the Newstand & in PDF format from the website! Our designers have made some wonderful Easter and Spring projects to inspire your own crafting with your die cuts.

This week at Charisma we have an ‘ANYTHING GOES’ Challenge where you can join in by linking or emailing charisma with your cards/designs and of course as always there are some fabuolous prizes to be won which the winners will be announced next week on the blog and featured in next months issue of Die Cut Crazy.

As well as this we have a fabulous blog hop show casing all the designers which you should have a look around! And for each comment you leave at each stop we’ll be drawing some random winners for prizes!

If you just joined our hop, be sure and go back to the 
Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog to start from the beginning!


Super Smooth card from Anne Marie Designs
Silhouette portrait and Silhouette studio software
Crafters Companion Angelica 'Florence' stamp set
Crafters Companion Die'sire quilling small Sunflower dies
Neehna card stock
VersaMagic - midnight black ink pad
Amercian Crafts 12x12 paper pad My Girl
Die'sire Embossalicious Flower power 8x8 embossing folder
Xcut 4cm scalloped punch
Sakura Aquarell water colour pencils
Colall 3d glue gel
dew drops
Woodware large birthday sentiment stamp
Thanks for stopping by the Charisma Cardz Meets Die Cut Crazy Magazine Blog Hop & Challenge . I hope my project inspires you to create your own Spring/Easter project.  Please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by. Next up in the hop is Jo you can visit her blog HERE

If you just joined the hop, here is a list of designers so you don't miss any