Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Fab n Funky - Challenge #214 Christmas

Hi all
My second post of this week!  Age 40 plus one day!!!!  Today it's time to get ahead with your Christmas (yes I did mention Christmas!!) prep and make a start on those cards!!  I know a lot of people don't send cards nowadays but I still love to take time and send one - sometimes with a wee catch up note or just to say I am thinking of people at that time.
Anyway this week the sponsor is:

Dr Digis House of Stamps


The winner gets to pick 2 images from the store.
My card uses the image Snow Fun and I think it will certainly appeal to my son's teenage sense of humour!  Poor snowman!!!  I kept it simple with a male recipient in mind. 
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Monday, 28 April 2014

Crafting from the Heart challenge #16 - Anything Goes/CAS

Hi everyone - well today is a big day!  It's my birthday!!!!  I cannot believe I am 40!  When did I grow up????  To celebrate what better way to share the Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything goes/CAS (optional).  The sponsors this week are:
Sassy Studio Designs
Offering a prize of 4 Digi Images
Sassy Studio Designs
Angie Digi Store
Offering a prize of 3 Digi Images
Angie's Digi Stamps
My card this week is as clean and simple as I could get it I am afraid so perhaps more Anything Goes for this one.  I used a Sassy Studio design - Sock Hop Sweetie 2.  It didn't take much to make really, just colouring the image with pro markers and a few die cuts et voila!  Hope you like.
I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Fab N Funky Challenge - Flower Power

Hi all.  Hope you are having a good Easer break if you are on holiday.  We have just returned from a few days away in Edinburgh.  It always makes me homesick when we go back to Scotland but then on the bright side we have come home to wonderful weather down South!

Today I am sharing another great challenge over at Fab n Funky and this week the theme is:

 Flower Power.

This week's sponsors are:

Dilly Beans offering 3 digis

offering 5 digis and the chance of a GDT spot to the winner of this prize.
My card uses a Dilly Beans image.  I just love Dilly Beans.  My image is called Hello Friend Framed and I think it lends itself well to this challenge.  Now, you may have noticed that I have a common theme at the moment with my recent cards.  I am loving a bit of acetate and also paper piecing!!  my challenge for my next card is to avoid both (unless it is a DT requirement of course!)  However I think the Dilly Beans images are perfect for paper piecing and I like the clean effect that you get from an acetate card so no apologies from me!  All papers are My Mind's Eye "Howdy Doody".  Hope you like!
I am entering my card for the following challenges:

Monday, 14 April 2014

Crafting from the Heart - Challenge 14 - Anything Goes/Use Yellow

Hi All,  Please forgive me for the slight delay in getting my post done today - I have been away for a few days with my family and didn't get home until the early hours of this morning!
This week's challenge over at Crafting from the Heart is Anything Goes/Use Yellow
The great sponsors are:
Scribble and Scrap
 offering a prize of a £15 voucher
Scribble and Scrap
offering a prize of  5 digi images
Eureka Stamps
My DT card for this challenges uses Eureka "Bunny in Egg" and I decided to go with acetate this time.  I had a phase of acetate cards a while back and I forgot how much I love the look of acetate cards!  They are really easy to make but (I think) they look quite unusual in the end.
I also did a bit of paper piecing on the egg and coloured the bunny with pro markers.  My paper is My Mind's Eye "Sweetest Thing"  which I love.  My yellow theme is perhaps more mustard but hey ho!  Hope you like x
I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Easter Tags

Hi All

Today I am sharing with you some Easter Tags that I made for a friend - she wanted 15 at short notice!   I decided to try and keep it simple and one layer but then that is easier said than done (I find anyway!).

I bought some luggage labels and set about decorating them.  I used wooden mounted stamps that I had in my stash by Art Impressions.  Bunny and Egg (small) and Dotted Happy Easter.  I also used the Stampin Up set "Tape It".  I used Stampin Up inkpads to stamp out the detail and Mememto for the bunny.  I coloured the egg using the same colours as the sentiment and the taped detail using a paintbrush.

I changed the white string to nice My Mind's Eye twine.

Hope you like x
I am entering my Tags for the following Challenges:

Open Minded Crafting - Animal Antics
Pumpkin Spice - Ducks or Bunnies
Sunflower Field Designs - Easter
Sweet Stampin - Easter
The Stamping Boutique - Easter

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Fab n Funky Challenge #210 - Once Upon a Time...........

Hi there - well it's a feast or a famine with me just now!  I am sharing with you today the challenge over at Fab n Funky.

The theme is:

 'Once Upon a Time'

 use images and papers that contain fantasy and/or fairytale creatures.

The fantastic sponsor this week is:

 Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

The winner of this challenge will receive 3 images of their choice up to a $10 value, from any of the Stitchy Bear creators whose images were used in this challenge.

Now on to my tales of woe!  Due to technical difficulties I cant show the card I had intended for this challenge and had to rustle up this little card last minute!  I used the Crafter's companion stamp "Angelica" from the Angelica and friends collection.  I coloured her using pencils and used a die to cut the shaped card.  I used wink of Stella on the wings and her shoes but I am afraid you cannot really see this in the pic.  Please excuse the watermark too - it's a rough one that I had to use as my laptop has been giving me grief!
Anyway - here is my card:
Hope you like.  Hop over to Fab n Funky Challenges to take part!
I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Crafts Galore Encore - April Challenge - Include your favourite colour

Hi there

Well it is so nice to be enjoying the lighter evenings now that the clocks have gone forward!  It makes a huge difference not to have the dark nights for a while!

Another DT blog from me today as it's time for the monthly challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore.

The theme for April is to include your favourite colour and the sponsor is:

There are two prizes for April. Two winners will be able to choose two Kenny K digis each. One will be drawn at random and the other will be chosen.

My project uses the image Supermom!  I thought that she looks like one of those images from the 1940's and so I made a wall hanging for my Mum which tries to reflect the keep calm and make jam era!  The project includes all my favourites colours but especially pinks and blues!

Hope you like!  Kx

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings - anything Goes
My Besties - For Mum
Fairytale stampers - favourite colours
Dream Valley Challenges - Mothering Sunday