Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Less is More #8 ~ Sketch....

I have'nt had time to enter many challenges lately....but when I saw the sketch over at Less is More I thought it would be perfect for making a couple of clean & simple cards for sending to my mum and mil for Mothers Day :) Neither of them do cute or fussy so hopefully they will like them!!

I hope I have not gone TOO simple with the sketch but after playing around I decided this layout was the one I liked the best.....
I have stamped 'Hope your day is as special as you are' inside both the cards :)

A photo of both the cards....
What do you think???

I also made a clean and simple card for my DT spot over at the Squiggle blog yesterday too!! We have some building works on at the moment so CAS means I can get a quick crafting fix in between all the chaos!!
Daisy with Balloon.....from Squiggle Stamps :)

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Has Sprung....

A spring card today using the lovely 'You're the Bestest' stamp from Penny Black :)
I have used this image quite a lot this spring! it really is a great one to colour.

I have coloured the image with promarkers and used a simple layout with not too many embellishments as the card is for an order and it's to be posted!

I am entering my card into challenge #73 over at Totally Gorjuss ~ 'Spring has Sprung'.....
Stamp Something ~ Spring Somethings....

Short and sweet post.....lots to do!!

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March Card Chain Challenge Reveal....

This month I have taken part in something new for me.....a Card Chain Challenge swap organised by the lovely Deborah over at Society of Stamp & Scrapaholics.
 This fun challenge is great.... you make and send a card to the next person in the chain but you also receive a lovely handmade card from your 'sender' in the chain!
Deborah has a 'big' reveal at the beginning of the next month and you get to see all the beautiful cards which were sent all over the world :)
You can check out all the details {HERE} on Deborah's blog......sign ups for the April swap will be soon!

I sent this card to Lisa in the USA.....
Scene created using 'freebie' stamps from the Docrafts magazines....coloured with promarkers and prismas.

& I received this beautiful card from Jo :)
Love the sweet image and cheery colours and layout!
(I have borrowed this photo from Jo's blog)
Thank you ever so much Jo for this beautiful card and the flowers you sent x

I really enjoyed taking part in the swap and will definitely be putting my name down for April :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #144 - Recycling...

Morning :) Saturday has rolled around very quick this week so it's time for a new challenge over
This week's challenge is 'RECYCLING'.....a chance to use up all those things us crafters think...oooh that would look good on a card lol!

I have used an old manila envelope which probably had a bill in! for my matting and flowers and also some string from the garage and an old button from my button box.
Check out all the DT cards {HERE} for some fab recycling ideas!
The image is coloured with promarkers and prismas for shading and I have used my retro flower punches for the flowers.....the sentiment is a SRM sticker.

I have used the fabulous sketch #157 by Deb from Cute Card Thursday for the layout.

There are 2 fabulous prizes up for grabs this check out the blog for all the details :)
Looking forward to seeing all your 'recycled' creations :)

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, March 24, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge #10 ~ BLDC10....

Time for a new colour challenge over at By LORi Designs :)
A fab, bright colour combo today....perfect for all LORi's fun digi designs!
I have used the *new* Gabbi digi image from the PuddleJumpers cute!!
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas for shading to coordinate with the colour challenge and the dotty papers are We r Memory Keepers.
I have used the fab sketch #120 over at Card Positioning Systems for the layout.....great sketch, I love it's clean, bold design.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges ~
PaperTakeWeekly - It's a Mom thing (or just be girlie) card is girlie!
I Love Promarkers #58 - Going Dotty
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Mother's Day/Girlie challenge

We would love to see you all join in the colour challenge....check out all the details {HERE}'s great trying out new colour combo's....all you need to do is use a By LORi Designs image available from just $1 {HERE} and have can win free digis too :)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #143 - 'Spring has Sprung'....

Morning :) To celebrate the 1st day of spring tomorrow, this week's challenge from
'Spring has Sprung'

I decided to go with lovely fresh spring colours of yellow & green like my favourite spring flower, the daffodil.
I have used a gorgeous PB image a crafty friend sent me called 'Yearning' and placed a paper flower on top of the stamped flower.
The image is coloured with promarkers and I have added glitter all round the circle :)

There is a fabulous Penny Black stamp for this week's prize....generously donated by Carol and so apt for this week's theme :)

Penny Black  2304F   'Seeing your Face'

Do check out all the lovely Spring cards from the DT over on the {BLOG}.....

I am also entering my card into the Penny Black Inc's blog challenge of 'Glitter'!!

Thanks very much for looking and have a great 'Spring' weekend :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PuddleJumper ~ Darla....Have a Great Day!

A card featuring a *new* PuddleJumper digi image called 'Darla'
from LORi Boyd Designs today :)

Love this new cutie with her wavy hair!!
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and mounted it onto a couple of ovals cut with my Nellie Snellen dies, I have embossed the blue one for more dimension.

I have used the fab sketch #57 from Sketch & Stash for the new stash is the image :)
I would also like to enter ~
 PaperTakeWeekly's TrioTastic! Challenge....I have used 3 gems x2 and 3 flowers....
Simon Says Stamps - Happy Birthday challenge :)

You can find all LORi's new designs {HERE} .....there are some gorgeous new Easter images and fab designs for boys too :)

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, March 14, 2011

Demo Day with Fizzy Moon....

I had a fabulous day over at the PaperCrafts Boutique in Elgin on Saturday demoing the cute range of Fizzy Moon was great to see and meet so many local crafters.....hello to you all if you are visiting my blog :)
Lots of photos to share!!
I love my 'cute' stamps and this new range from Dovecraft is fab.....such a cute bear and gorgeous papers, ribbons/brads/decoupage/chipboard and die-cuts to match!!
I really enjoyed making the samples and colouring in the bears with my promarkers :)
I tried to make a few different things too, a double easel card, a shadow box card, corner bookmark and a wine tag!
Here are some more photos of my samples...
The samples below are Fizzy Moon stamps and the 'Sugar & Spice' pad from Dovecraft.

I would like to enter this card into the 'Flowers for Mum' challenge #125 over at Secret Crafter Saturday :)

Here is the wine tag on display in the shop....I did'nt take my camera so I have 'borrowed' this photo from the Sugar Nellie blog!

I am going to be doing 2 classes at the shop....Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin on the 26th March.
A morning class with the Fizzy Moon range starting @ 10.30am
A Craftwork Cards class in the afternoon from 1.30pm onwards.....would love to see you there :)

You can find all the details {HERE} and all the other events coming soon at the shop!

Hope you like my Fizzy Moon samples and thanks for looking xx

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #142 - Colour Theme ~ GREEN....

Morning!! A colour challenge at Penny Black Saturday today :)
'GREEN' for St. Patrick's Day....

I have used a neglected PB duck stamp for my green card and enjoyed looking through all my stash for green papers!!
The image is coloured with promarkers and I have used my new Martha Stewart 'cherish' punch for the punched edge.....after seeing Debby from the PB DT use this punch a lot :) I gave in and bought it!!!

Do check out the Penny Black Saturday blog to see this week's 'Green' cards from the DT and the wonderful prize up for grabs this week :)

Sorry for the short & sweet post....I am away very soon to do my 1st demo at the 'PaperCrafts Boutique' in Elgin....wish me luck :) I will share my cards after the weekend :)
If anyone local is coming along, do say 'Hello' :)

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, March 10, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge #8 - BLDC8....

A new colour challenge starts today over at By LORi Designs Challenges :)
Love this colour combo....I wanted to use one of LORi's newly released digi images and the colours go so well with this fabulous 'boy' digi stamp called 'Boys R Us'.
This image is actually 2 new images (Gavin & Cole) expertly merged together by Arielle, you can find it  in the special editions range {HERE} and all the other new releases are {HERE}.....

I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas....used some coordinating papers from my scrap box and added some tiny buttons for a finishing touch :)
I would like to enter my card into the 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Simon Say Stamps :)

You can find out all the details and see all the other cards made by the DT over at the blog {HERE}.....
We'd love to see you all join in!!

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Patchwork Bear...

 Today I am sharing a card I have made for this weekend.....
  I am going to be doing a demo with the wonderful 'Fizzy Moon' range from Trimcraft at my local craft shop.... PaperCrafts Boutique in Elgin , Moray.....10-4 for anyone local :)
I have really enjoyed playing with all the Fizzy Moon stamps and papers, I do love my bear stamps!!!
I have many more cards to share after the weekend :)

For this card I have created a patchwork background using 2" squares and then embossed it in a Sizzix Plaid embossing folder for a real quilt look to it! The papers are Fizzy Moon.
The cute bear I have coloured with my promarkers.
Love the lemon & pink together :)

I am entering my card into the following challenges -
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #124 - Patchwork Backgrounds...
PaperTakeWeekly - Lemon Zingy...

Thanks for looking and I'd love to see you there at the demo on Saturday if you are local :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #141 - More than 1 fold...

Morning! Time for a new challenge from Penny Black Saturday :)
'More than 1 fold'....

I have made a double slanted easel card!! (Click on the photo for a better view)
 It was great fun to make and surprisingly easier than I thought!!
The cute hedgie stamp is called 'Message from Above' which I have coloured with my promarkers....
and the papers were all from my scrap box...I think the floral paper is Heidi Grace.
As I have used pretty pastel flowers and colours which remind me of 'Spring'....
I am entering my card in the following challenges ~
Fab n Funky Challenges #62 - 'Spring into Action'
Cute Card Thursday #154 - Signs of Spring...
Charisma Cardz #9 - 4 legged friends...
Stampin for the Weekend #5 - Springtime
& finally
Wags & Whiskers Challenge #49 - More than 1 fold :)

Do check out all the fancy fold cards my DT buddies have made over at the Penny Black Saturday blog....fab inspiration and some amazing prizes this week from Penny Black Inc. & The Ribbon Girl :)
Looking forward to seeing all your creations x

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, March 4, 2011

'Good Luck' Dragon...

A card today featuring another fabulous Dragon image from the Stamping Dragon Store :)

I was very lucky to be picked as Top 3 for my last dragon card over at the
 and was thrilled to be asked to be Guest Designer for this challenge :)
The theme for this challenge is ~
Green, Yellow/Gold & White ~ St.Patrick's Day Colours....

I have coloured my dragon with promarkers and added shading with prisma pencils....the dp is from We r Memory Keepers. I have kept the layout simple to let the image shine :)

The sponsor for this challenge is Tiffany's Doodles ...
1st Prize: 2 digis to the winner from Tiffany's Doodles :)

2nd Prize: Guest Design Team Spot with Stamping Dragon Designs

The challenge runs from today - March 4th to March 17th...

I hope you like my bright and cheerful dragon card....the images are great fun to colour :)

Thanks for looking xx