Thursday, 30 June 2011

Get Well Soon

Challenges

Less Is More (21) - Sketch
One Stop Craft (137) - Get Well soon
A Spoonful Of Sugar (158) - Get Well Soon
Simon Says - Lemon/Lavender

I will be the first to admit that I am definately NOT a minimalist but I have had a go with this get well card (get well verse inside). I hope it can be classed as 'clean & simple' as I do struggle to get it right... Anyway I have used a white 5" x 7" base card and added a punched strip of lemon cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment directly onto the base card. Next I found a scrap of lavender patterned paper in my rather large scrapbox and stamped the flowers onto it. Once I cut the flowers out I simply attached them with foam pads. I even resisted adding glitter to the flowers, had to tie my hands behind my back though ha! ha! Hope you like this deviation from the norm, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Flower Stamp - Hero Arts
Sentiment Stamp - Hobby Art
Paper - Scrapbox

Lili Of The Valley DT (103) - Celebrations

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (103) - Celebrations
Our Creative Corner - Own Style (Cute/Pastels/Handmade Flowers)
Digi Doodle Shop (65) - Anything Goes

This week's challenge for you at the Lili Of The Valley Challenge Blog is 'Celebrations'. This weeks sponsors are Lisa and Laila at LOTV who are kindly donating a £10.00 voucher for one lucky winner. Do remember though, to be eligable for the prize you MUST use an LOTV product on your creation.

I have used one of the new Summer Girls stamps for my card this week and she is called 'Maisie - Big Balloons' and is ideal for all sorts of celebration cards. As usual she is coloured with promarkers and I have add Diamond Glaze to her balloons and shoes. I have also added the word 'celebrate' to the image. I have made the background paper myself by stamping and colouring balloons all over. I then punched the corners (I think this was a mistake, but too late now). Next I added double punched borders across the middle. The flowers have been stamped, glittered and layered and I have added gems to the centres. I like the soft look to this card, hope you do too. Thanks for looking.


Card recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Docrafts/Dovecraft
Gems - Stash

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Crafty Creations DT (125) - Thank You

Challenges

Crafty Creations DT (125) - Thank You
C.E.S. (42) - Anything But Square
Ooh La La (83) - Summer Flowers
Digital Tuesday (117) - Flower Power
I Love Promarkers (72) - Include Flowers
Truly Scrumptious (60) - Things with Wings

Here we are again with another challenge from Crafty Creations and this week the theme is 'Thank You'
. This week we are being sponsored by In2Stamps who has kindly donated two stamps of choice for one lucky winner.

I have made a 5 x 7 card for a change. I have coloured the image with promarkers and distressed and inked the edges before layering with nesties. The punched border has been inked and a ribbon attached. The butterfly has been punched too and a few gems added to the body. Finally a stamped sentiment and the card is finished. A simple layout that I think you will agree works. Thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Penny Black
Digi Gingham Paper - Scrapbook, Scrapbook
Floral Paper - Unknown
Gems/Ribbon - Stash

Monday, 27 June 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (GDT) - Christmas In June

Challenges

Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas In June

This week at Whoopsi Daisy we are going all Christmassy as our challenge theme is 'Christmas In June'. So, put on that Christmas music CD, settle down with some hot chocolate and get ahead with your Christmas projects, can't wait to see what you come up with. Check out the rest of the DT's blogs for more inspiration.

I decided to make a card, no suprise there then... I have coloured my sweet girl with Promarkers and added lots of glitter glue. Having layered her with nesties I thought it would be fun to weave some ribbon around the image, letting it curl as I went. I think it gives quite a nice effect. Hope you like this one as much as I do, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Whoopsi Daisy (Sheet 262)
Papers/Sentiment - Magazine Freebie
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Ribbons - Stash

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Connie

Challenges

The Sugar Bowl (62) - Sketch/Summer
Wild Orchid (26) - Shabby Chic Friendship
Charisma Cardz (25) - White + One
The Rainbow Lady (158) - Digi Day
Stampin' For The Weekend (11) - My Favourite Things (Colour/Image/Papers/Flowers)
Totally Papercrafts (72) - Spots & Stripes
Daring Cardmakers - Old (Flowers)/New (Image)/Borrowed (Sketch)/Blue (Papers)

I couldn't put all my favourite things onto just one card as I have so many and it would have to be a very big card... I do love the colour blue so started with that and this is what emerged. Not sure if I've got the 'Shabby Chic' bit right yet but I shall keep practicing. The image has been coloured with promarkers and the butterflies have been punched from vellum for a change. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Sugar Nellie
Digi Papers - Pink Petticoat
Flowers - Wild Orchid/Other
Sentiments/Brads - Stash

Thursday, 23 June 2011

LOTV DT (103) - Sketch

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (103) - Sketch
Mami Doodles (28) - Boy/Man's Card
Ooh La La (82) - Father's Day/Special Man
Stamptacular (116) - Fun In The Sun
A Passion For Promarkers (105) - Park Life
Papertake - Here Comes Summer
Fab 'N' Funky (78) - Summer Loving
Delightful Challenges - Fun In The Sun
Dutch Dare (118) - Clean & Simple
M.A.W.T.T. (104) - Clean & Simple

Here we are again, another Thursday, another challenge at Lili Of The Valley. This week we have a great sketch for you to follow. This week we are being sponsored by Lisa and Laila at Lili Of The Valley who are kindly donating a £10.00 voucher for their shop.

I needed to do a card for a colleague who was turning fifty and this is what I came up with. I love this little chap and he was so easy to colour with promarkers. The numbers have been die cut and the stars punched. As the card was for a man I have kept it clean and simple, hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Unknown
Digi Papers - Pink Petticoat

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Crafty Creations DT (124) - Let It Shine

Challenges

Crafty Creations DT (124) - Let It Shine
A Gem Of A Challenge (23) - Flowers & Charms
A Spoonful Of Sugar (157) - Ribbons & Bows
I Love Promarkers (71) - Anything Goes

Time for another Crafty Creations challenge and this time the theme is 'Let It Shine' so out with all your sparkly cardstock, gems and glitter and see what you can create. This time we are kindly being sponsored by Wags 'N Whiskers with a fabulous prize for one lucky winner.

The DT were lucky enough to be given some images to play with and today I have done an easel card using 'Ballerina Katie', ideal for any little princess. I have coloured the image with promarkers and glitter, then decoupaged it before layering with nesties. The edges of the white layer has been distressed and glittered too. A sentiment, sparkly ribbon and bow and a princess crown charm finish the main side. For the sentiment side I have used a label nestie to cut the layers which I have stamped and added flowers to. Hope you like my sparkly card, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamps - Wags 'N Whiskers/Digital Doodling
Floral Stamp - LOTV
Sentiment Stamp - Circa Stamps
Paper - Unknown
Charm/Ribbon/Flowers - Stash

Monday, 20 June 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (GDT) - Pile On The Flowers

Challenges

Whoopsi Daisy GDT - Pile On The Flowers
Digital Tuesday (115) - Gingham
Charisma Cardz (24) - Pink/Green
C.E.S. (41) - Sparkly Flowers
Secret Crafter (140) - Household Item (Wheelbarrow)
Sketch Saturday (160) - Sketch

This week at Whoopsi Daisy we have a challenge which I am sure you will all love. The theme is 'Pile On The Flowers' so get all those gorgeous flowers out and go wild with them...

Isn't this little girl with her wheelbarrow full of summer flowers just sooo sweet? I have coloured her with promarkers as usual. The tickets I have coloured with chalk. I have stamped, cut, layered and glittered the flowers and punched the leaves. Hope you like my card, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Whoopsi Daisy (Sheet 262)
Flower stamp - Dovecraft
Digi Tickets - Caz
Digi Papers - Pink Petticoat
Gems - Stash

Creative Inspirations DT (62) - Stitching

Challenges

Creative Inspirations DT (62) - Stitching
Pollycrafts (97) - Ribbon/Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Ribbons/Brads
Stamp Something - Pretty Papers
Totally Papercrafts (71) - Die Cuts/Punches

Here we are again with another challenge from Creative Inspirations and this time we want to see your 'Stitching', real or faux, on your projects. This time we are kindly being sponsored by Quixotic Paperie.

I started my card by covering the base card with paper and stamping faux stitching around the edge. Then I placed a rectangular panel across the bottom. I stamped the image in brown and coloured it with my pencils. Having cut it out with a nesties label die I tied some spotty organza ribbon around it before attaching to the card with foam pads. Next I punched some leaves from cream card and added some layered flowers with pearl brad centres. The sentiment in the corner was then stamped directly onto the paper. Finally I punched some butterflies, layered them and added gems for bodies. Hope you like this one, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Little Claire/Unknown/Magazine Freebie
Papers - Unknown
Pearl Brads - Craft Work
Flowers/Ribbon/Gems - Stash

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Lili Of The Valley DT - Bring On The Music

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (101) - Bring On The Music
Sketch Saturday (159) - Sketch
Totally Papercrafts (70) - Summer
C.R.A.F.T. (107) - Stitching
Delightful Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday (169) - Birthstones (Emerald)
Digi Doodle Shop (63) - Stitching
M.A.W.T.T. (103) - Inspired By A Song (Teddy Bear's Picnic)

Here we are again, another Thursday, another challenge at Lili Of The Valley. This week we want you to 'Bring On The Music'. In other words, we want to see your creations that are inspired by a song/music (don't forget to tell us what inspired you). This week we are being sponsored by Lisa and Laila at Lili Of The Valley who are kindly donating a £10.00 voucher for their shop. Don't forget that the new girlie stamps are now available here.

My card this week has been inspired by one of my favourite childhood songs 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' and I have used the stamp called 'Teddy Bear's Picnic', suprise, suprise. I have coloured the image with promarkers and added a little sentiment and some craft candy. I have added a little border of music, some faux (stamped) stitching and some paper lace which I also coloured with promarkers. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Docrafts/Unknown
Digi Paper - Unknown
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Paper Lace - Stash

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Crafty Creations DT (123) - Just Imagine

Challenges

Crafty Creations DT (123) - Just Imagine
Dutch Dare (116) - 3 Design Papers/2 Embellishments/1 Image
Totally Papercrafts (70) - Summer
C.E.S. (40) - Saturday Night At The Movies (Beaches)
Sunday Sketch & Stamp (59) - Sketch
A Spoonful Of Sugar (156) - Splish, Splash
Simon Says - Bingo (Shape (stars)/Ribbon/Sentiment)

Time for another challenge from Crafty Creations and this week we have the theme 'Just Imagine'. We are kindly being sponsored by Patties Creations and one lucky winner can win three of her gorgeous digi images.

The DT were lucky enough to be given some images to play with and I have used one called 'Beach Pattiboop Sunglasses'. When I saw this it reminded me of the Bette Midler film 'Beaches', one of my favourites. I followed the great sketch to create my card. I have coloured the image with promarkers and added diamond glaze to the starfish, fish and sunglasses. I made the starfish embellishments by first punching the shapes from cardstock for the base. Next I coloured some shrink plastic with promarkers and punched more star shapes. I then added some smiley faces before shrinking and placing on top of the card ones. Hope you like this one, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Pattie's Creations
Sentiment Stamp - Docrafts
Papers - Magazine Freebie/Monti's Pixel Papers
Ric Rac Ribbon - Magazine Freebie

Monday, 13 June 2011

Whoopsi Daisy (GDT) - Free & Easy

Challenges

Whoopsi Daisy (GDT) - Free & Easy
Creative Card Crew - Wings
A Passion For Promarkers (103) - Pink/Brown or Blue/Brown
I Love Promarkers (69) - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday (168) - Pins & Pearls
Stamp Something - Something Punched
Stamp With Fun (115) - Pearls & Flowers

Wow! It's Monday already! Where does the time go? I seem to be back chasing my tail again. Anyway, as it is Monday that means it's time for another challenge from Whoopsie Daisy. This week we have made it easy for you by picking the theme 'Free & Easy', so make whatever you like and have fun. The DT have made some fantastic cards so pop on over to their blogs and have a look.

For my card this week I have chosen to follow the great sketch (I love the look of these panelled layouts) and used the base colours pink & brown. The sweet image has been coloured with promarkers and this time I resisted covering her wings with glitter. The lace on the punched border was a scrap that fell out of my lace box so thought I would use it up. I punched and coloured some leaves and added some paper flowers (also coloured) around the image adding pearls to the centres. Lastly, I added a circular sentiment and stuck three pearl pins into the foam pad at the back (health & safety). These are ordinary dressmaking pins I found lying around in my sewing box so didn't want the sharp points showing. That's it, hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Whoopsie Daisy (sheet 239)
Circular Sentiment Stamp - LOTV
Digi Papers - Pink Petticoat
Lace/Flowers/Pearls/Pins - Stash

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Lili Of The Valley Challenge DT (101) - Anything Goes + Sneak Peek!



Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (101) - Anything Goes
Sketch & Stash (63) - Sketch (New Stamp)

It's Thursday already which means it is time for another challenge from Lili Of The Valley. This week we are making it easy for you with the theme 'Anything Goes'. We are being sponsored this week by Lisa and Laila at LOTV and also The Ribbon Girl.

Todays card is featuring another of the new 'Summer Girls' stamps that will be released by LOTV on Tuesday 14th June. This little cutie is called 'Milly - Just For You' and is so useful for many occassions so is very versatile.

What a great sketch to follow, one I am sure I will use many times. This card is quite dimensional as I have 3D'd a lot of it including some of the layers. The image has been coloured with promarkers and I have 3D'd and glittered the butterfly and daisy. The larger daisies have been punched, coloured and glittered. A circular sentiment and a few gems added to the flower centres finishes the card off nicely. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Paper - Unknown
Gems - Stash

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Crafty Creations DT (122) - Over The Rainbow

Challenges

Crafty Creations DT (122) - Over The Rainbow
Charisma Cardz (22) - Something That Flies
Paperplay (22) - Summer Citrus Splash
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Digital Tuesday (114) - In The Garden/Outdoors

This week's theme at Crafty Creations has been inspired by the Wizard Of Oz/Judy Garland song 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' so for your creations we want to see how the song inspires you. We have a great prize for one lucky winner as we are being sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps who are kindly donating 5 digi stamps of choice.

As you can see I have used a red base card which has been layered on top with a white card and rainbow striped paper, nice and bright. Across the middle I have layered a couple of punched borders and tied some rainbow organza ribbon around them. The image has been coloured with promarkers and layered with nesties. The circular sentiment has also been layered. A few red star brads finishes the card. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Pollycrafts
Circular Sentiment Stamp _ LOTV
Ribbon/Brads - Stash


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Another LOTV Sneaky Peek!

Challenges

Fab 'N' Funky (75) - Whateva
One Stop Craft (134) - Texture (Embossing/Daisies)
Sketch Saturday (158) - Sketch
A Spoonful Of Sugar (155) - Here Comes Summer
Papertake - Anything Goes

Here is another of the gorgeous new 'Summer Girls' stamps that are being released by Lili Of The Valley on Tuesday 14th June. This one is called 'Summer Days' and as you can see the two little girls are also busy making daisychains. Make sure you check out all the Design Teams Blogs and the Ideas To Inspire Blog for more sneak peeks throughout the week.

I layered my base card with various panels/punched borders following the great sketch. I have added some gorgeous satin ribbon to the punched borders too. The image has been coloured with promarkers, layered and attached with foam pads. I have had these little daisies for a couple of years and recently came across them. Before attaching them I added a bit of colour with a promarker. A circular sentiment completes the card. I have kept the embellishments to a minimum as the layout was busy enough. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Paper - Unknown
Ribbon/Daisies - Stash

Don't forget the SALE at Lili Of The Valley ends at midnight tomorrow!

LOTV Sneak Peek and News!

GREAT NEWS! Lili Of The Valley are having a SALE! Now is the time to treat yourselves to all those wonderful stamps etc. that you have on your wish lists, but be quick as it ends tomorrow at midnight!



Challenges

ABC - V is for Variety (Punched Borders/Daisies/Gems)
I Love Promarkers (68) - Sparkly Bling
Truly Scrumptious (58) - Summer Sparkle
Dutch Dare (115) - Photo Inspiration
Wild Orchid Crafts (25) - Sketch
A Spoonful Of Sugar (155) - Here Comes Summer
Papertake - Anything Goes

WOW! It just gets better and better at Lili Of The Valley! Just when you think they have brought you the cutest stamps ever, out comes even cuter ones..... When I saw the new Summer Girls range I instantly fell in love with them and I am sure you will too. They are to be released on Tuesday 14th June so you don't have too long to wait. Meanwhile check out the Design Teams Blogs and the Ideas To Inspire Blog for Sneaky Peeks all this week.

OK, on to my card. I could not believe it when I saw this little beauty as she is called Daisy Chain!!! Naturally I fell instantly in love with her and had to colour her up straight away. She reminds me so much of my favourite childhood summer activity, hence the name of my blog. I have coloured her with promarkers and chalk and paper pieced her dress and bow. For the layout I followed the great sketch by covering the base card with paper and adding punched borders top and bottom. The image has been placed on a green panel and attached with foam pads. There was only one thing to do with the image next and that was to add a 'daisychain' around it. A circular sentiment and a few more gems finish the card off. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Papers - Docrafts
Green Gems - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pink Gems/Daisychain Lace - Stash

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Creative Inspirations DT (61) - Father's Day/Dad

Creative Inspirations DT (61) - Father's Day/Dad
Pollycrafts (95) - Be My Teddy Bear
Simon Says - For A Father's Day/Male
One Stop Craft (134) - Texture (Ribbon/Buttons)


We have a great challenge for you this time at Creative Inspirations. As Father's Day is only a couple of weeks away here in the UK we would like you to make a 'Father's Day' or 'Dad' card/project. We know some of you have difficulty making male cards but that's why it's called a challenge, right? For this challenge we are kindly being sponsored by Sentiments 4 You and Simon Says Stamps who are generously donating a great prize to one lucky winner.

For my card I have used one of the new LOTV stamps from the 'It's A Boy Thing' range and this one is called 'Dad Is The Word'. I have coloured it with promarkers and layered it with nesties. The base card has been layered with Kraft card and striped paper. I have punched a border down the side and added white seam binding to it. I then took some narrower seam binding and inked it with a distress inkpad and spritzed it with water. Once dry I tied it around the card. To finish off I sewed two buttons together with some embroidery thread. I rather like this one, hope you do too. Thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Paper - Papermania
Seam Binding/Buttons - Stash

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Lili Of The Valley DT (100) - Punch It

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (100) - Punch It
Mami Doodles (27) - Let's Party
Stamp Something - Something Sentimental
A Gem Of A Challenge (22) - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday (167) - Embellish It (Flowers & Pearls)

This week's challenge for you at the Lili Of The Valley Challenge Blog is 'Punch It'. This weeks sponsors are Lisa and Laila at LOTV who are kindly donating a £10.00 voucher for one lucky winner. Do remember though, to be eligable for the prize you MUST use an LOTV product on your creation.

When I looked at the great sketch I thought it would lend itself nicely to a fold-back card so that is what I have done. Doesn't this gorgeous little girl look as if she is really enjoying her tea party? I have coloured her with promarkers and triple layered her with a nesties label die. I have also added punched flowers and pearls, even on her hat! Having attached punched borders to the fold-back front I attached the image with foam pads. The inside has been covered with embossed, glittered paper before adding a sentiment cut with the label die, you can just see the edge of it. Then I added a little piece of the punched border to the corner and added a bow. The circular sentiment has been stamped and cut with a lacey circle nestie.
Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe


Stamps - LOTV/Circa Stamps
Papers - Papermania
Bow/Pearls - Stash

Crafty Creations DT (121) - Pink And Orange

Challenges

Crafty Creations DT (121) - Pink And Orange
Secret Crafter (136) - Clean & Simple
Cupcake Craft (144) - Orange/Yellow/Green/White
Ooh La La (81) - Happy Birthday
Stamp With Fun (113) - In The Garden
A Spoonful Of Sugar (154) - Flower Power
Digital Tuesday (113) - Animal Friends
Fab 'N' Funky (75) - Whateva

Time for another challenge over at Crafty Creations and this week we want you to feature the colours 'Pink & Orange' on your projects. We are kindly being sponsored by 2 Cute Stamps who have a great prize for one lucky winner. The Dt were lucky enough to be given some images to play with and I chose this cute little fella.

I have kept clean & simple lines for this one. I have coloured the little turtle with promarkers and distressed and inked the edges before layering with nesties. The main sentiment has been done in the same way. Some layered paper panels and a small sentiment finishes the card. Hope you like this simple card, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - 2 Cute Stamps
Sentiment Stamps - Funstamps/Magazine Freebie
Papers - Magazine Freebie