Thursday 25 October 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge DT - A Girly Christmas


Daring Cardmakers - Happy (Christmas)
Totally Papercrafts (139) - Christmas
Papertake - Glitter/Sparkle
I Love Promarkers (140) - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons (31) - Christmas
Stamp & Create - Winter Wonderland

Time for another challenge at Lili's Little Fairies and this week the theme is 'A Girly Christmas'.  I'm sure you will love this one as much as we do.

This is one of my all time favourite stamps and she is a dream to colour.  I have coloured her with promarkers and added flock to her hood and glitter to the snow.  The flowers/leaves are die-cut and I have added gems to the centres of the flowers.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Gems - Stash

Monday 22 October 2012

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge DT - Halloween

A closer look


Papertake - Halloween
Divas By Design (143) - Halloween
Card Crafters Circle (45) - Halloween
Allsorts (177) - Autumn Colours
Stamptacular (186) - No Rules
Ribbon Girls - Autumn Colours

Time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and this week we want to see your spooky 'Halloween' creations if you are not using a Whoopsi Daisy image.  However, if you are using a Whoopsi Daisy image, then it's 'Anything Goes'

I have made an easel card this week, hopefully with colours that are slightly different from the normal colours associated with Halloween.  In fact, before I added the images it was starting to look a bit like Christmas ha! ha!  Once I had attached all the panels and paper I set about doing the base.  First I cut a strip of red card and added this spooky black ribbon.  I then decided that the spider's eyes didn't show up very well so added some gems.  Next I printed and coloured the great sentiment and attached with foam pads.  I found a shrink plastic cat that I had made years ago and added this to the corner and although you can't see them very well, he has sparkly eyes done with a stardust pen.

For the main part I printed off the spooky house and added a touch of colour to the windows and black glitter to the tree.  Once I had attached it to the card I added my cute little witch to the corner.  Next I coloured up the second cute witch using promarkers for both, cut her out and attached her with foam pads.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Witch Digi Stamps - Whoopsi Daisy (Sheet 373)
Haunted House/Sentiment Digi Stamps -  Jak Heath
Digi Paper - Summertime Designs
Cat Stamp - Unknown
Ribbon/Gems - Stash

Thursday 18 October 2012

Mega Candy Alert!!!

Wow!!!  Look at this Mega Candy that the very generous and lovely Donna is offering to celebrate an upcoming birthday and Christmas.  Who wouldn't want a chance to win this?  For your chance pop on over to Donna's blog here.

Donna is also offering this fantastic candy to one of her UK only followers too.  So if you live in the UK pop on over to Donna's blog here for your chance.  Don't forget, you have to be in it to win it...

While you are drooling over these fantastic candys do make sure that you check out Donna's fabulous creations.  One very talented lady!

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Autumn Outdoor Adventure


Sugar Bowl (128) - Sketch/Autumn
Dutch Dare (186) - Photo Inspiration
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration
Our Creative Corner - Autumn/Circle (Green circle behind image)
Joanna Sheen - Autumn
Stamp With Fun (183) - Three Papers
Fab 'N' Funky (143) - Orange/Black/Other (Green)
I Love Promarkers (139) - Anything Goes

Today I have made an Autumn inspired card.  I love walking in the New Forest in the Autumn so I thought this lovely image was ideally suited to the theme.  As usual she has been coloured with promarkers and a bit of chalk.  Having turned the great sketch I layered the card up accordingly using some gorgeous digi papers and some handmade paper for the green circle before attaching the image with foam pads.  The leaves have been die-cut whilst the butterflies have been punched.  I have added glitter glue to the butterflies and the paper flowers.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Sugar Nellie
Digi Papers - Summertime Designs
Flowers - Stash

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Going back to the past...

The Front With Wrap

The Front Without Wrap

The Inside


Crafty Creations (191) - Photo Inspiration
Simon Says - Dies/Punches
C.R.A.F.T. (176) - Monochromatic
Delicious Doodles (6) - Monochromatic
Totally Papercrafts (138) - Make Your Own Flowers
A Gem Of A Challenge (168) - Flowers
Cupcake Craft (214) - Two's Company
Bearly Mine (157) - Anything Goes

Yesterday I had a little play and made a gatefold card in a style I used to do about eight years ago.  It is certainly different from my usual cutesy type and I think I might stray away from them now and then as I seem to have got into a bit of a rut.  I certainly don't seem to play with my stamps to the full anymore, just stamp and colour an image and shove it on a card.

Anyway, back to the card in hand.  This is quite a simple card to make as I just layered the front and inside with card and paper.  I then added some die-cut corners to the front and stamped some butterflies directly onto the panels.  The stamped image has been coloured with promarkers and a touch of stardust.  I then chalked around the image before layering and attaching using nesties and foam pads.  I then stamped and heat embossed more butterflies directly onto the side panels.  The wrap is simply cut out using a template, and joined with a bit of sticky backed velcro.  I have added punched daisies with gem centres to the middle.  These wrap gatefold cards were very popular way back then but seem to have lost their popularity over the years.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Debbi Moore/Royal Langnickel
Wrap Template - Keepsake Crafts
Gems - Stash

Thursday 11 October 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge DT - Classic Christmas


Sketch Saturday (228) - Sketch
ABC Christmas - Twelve Days Of Christmas (Pipers Piping)
Divas By Design (56) - Anything Goes

Time for a new challenge at Lili's Little Fairies and this week the theme is 'Classic Christmas'.  So if you haven't started your Christmas cards already then this is the ideal challenge to get you going.

I'm not too keen on the traditional colours for my Christmas cards but thought this cut-out image cried out to go on a red card teamed with gold.  The paper is a very old one that has been discontinued but I had a scrap of it that fitted the card so used it and edged it with gold peel-off borders.  The gold behind the image has been embossed with musical notes.  A sentiment and some gold candi finishes this quick and easy card.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

ImageSentiment/Paper - LOTV
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Gold Ribbon/Peel-Offs - Stash

Monday 8 October 2012

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge DT - Flowers Galore

A close up


Crafty Ribbons (29) - Anything But Square
Digital Tuesday (180) - Text
Crafty Creations (190) - Autumn Colours
I Love Promarkers (137) - Autumn Colours
Cute Card Thursday (237) - Ribbon
Dutch Dare (185) - Autumn
Paperplay (40) - Shine On
Card Crafters Circle (43) - Autumn Colours
Daring Cardmakers - Colour Inspiration
Delicious Doodles (5) - Flowers
Totally Papercrafts (137) - Shaped Cards
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft (213) - Autumn/Winter
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes

Time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and this week the theme is 'Flowers Galore'.  Nice and easy as we all like to put lots of flowers on our cards don't we?

I have made an easel card today using this sweet little ballerina, isn't she cute?  I flipped the image before printing so that I had two of them.  I then coloured them with promarkers and added glitter to their dresses.  Once I had attached them to my card I added some die-cut leaves topped with paper flowers and roses.  I then placed a little ribbon bow in the middle.  The base is quite plain with just a sentiment and some die-cut corners.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Whoopsi Daisy (Sheet 390)
Sentiment Stamp - The Stamp Barn
Flowers/Bow - Stash

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Midsummer Tilda


Totally Tilda (56) - Bingo (Lace/Distress/Gems)
Magnolia-licious - Buttons
Totally Papercrafts (136) - Pastels
A Gem Of A Challenge (56) - Girly
Magnolia Down Under (166) - Sketch
Cupcake Craft (212) - Pink
Papertake - Anything Goes
Divas By Design (141) - Texture
Paper Shelter (84) - Distressing
Simon Says - Glimmer/Sparkle
Natalie & Amy (2) - Birthday Bling

Well, so much for my holiday!!!  I was supposed to be away on holiday with friends this week.  Unfortunately I went down with a gum infection on Friday which suddenly sent the world spinning at 100 miles an hour making me very nauseous.  There was no way I could travel in that state.  After two trips to the doctors Sunday and Monday was spent in oblivion, thanks to the strong drugs.   Yesterday I was starting to feel a bit better and was not spinning quite so much.  Today I was determined to try and do something other than lay around feeling sorry for myself.  Although I am still having bouts of spinning I am going stir crazy not doing anything.  It has taken me all day to make this card and I am now shattered but hopefully tomorrow will be better.  Anyway, enough prattling on...

Following the lovely sketch I layered my card with these pretty papers  and attached some gorgeous lace.  I coloured the image with promarkers and added a touch of glitter to her clothes.  I then distressed and glittered the edge of the image before layering it using a nestie.  Having stamped the sentiment I punched it out and added a flower button using silver cord.  I then distressed and glittered the edge.  My fanciful flourish has also been distressed (with ink) and glittered.  As it was a bit big I cut some of it off and placed it under the sentiment.  I placed some gorgeous roses on the larger piece.  A few gems in one corner finishes the card off.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking. 

Card Recipe

Stamps - Magnolia/Woodware
Roses - Wild Orchid
Lace/Button/Gems - Stash