26 November 2013

Masculine Christmas

Not much longer and Christmas will be here, so this week we are creating at Holly Jolly with the boys in mind.


The theme is Masculine Christmas and our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo.


The layout of my card is inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch and I have used the classic Marina Mist with some retired DSP, a little bling and a bright red bow. 


Here is my card:




Here is the sketch:




I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - #198 Sketch

Pile it one Challenge – #47 Non-Traditional Christmas

My Sheri Crafts Challenge - #124 Funky Christmas

Suzie Bee’s Bloomin Challenge - #4 Add Some Buttons

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge - #194 Add a Bow

Chrisma Cardz Challenge - #46 Christmas

Inspired by Stamping Monthly Challenge – Use Ribbon or Crochet Trim


Thanks for visiting and see you next time.



24 November 2013

Anything Goes with Digital Image

Our challenge this week at Come and Get It is “Anything Goes with Digital Image” and our sponsor this week is Fred She Said.


I have used one of the Sponsor’s images and the layout was inspired by the current sketch at Deconstructed Sketch.


Lots of pink and white with some pearls and a flower.


Here is my card




Stamp set: Fred She Said “I Love You This Much”, Sketched Birthday
Card: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Large Scallop Edgelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Retired DSP, Non SU Flower, Pearls, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Such a sweet image, I think she is sending lots of Birthday Wishes!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Deconstructed Sketches - #128 Sketch

CMC Copic Challenge - #82 Anything Goes

Paper Creators Craft Challenge - #17 Birthdays

Brown Sugar Challenge - #69 Anything Goes

AUD Sentiments Challenge - #94 Any Sentiment

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge – Anything Goes

Divas By Design Challenge – Make It Pretty

Creative Card Crew Challenge - #49 Pearls

Everybody Art Challenge - #254 Paper Craft



Hope your weekend has been relaxing, have a great week.  See you next time.



23 November 2013

Inkspirational Anything Goes

We have  our new fortnightly challenge at Inkspirational and it is an “Anything Goes” challenge.


I found a lovely freebie image Fall Fairy Friend from A Day for Daisies on their blog and I have coloured it in with my Copic markers.


I added some some retired DSP and flowers from my stash with lots of bling and a Oval Beaded Die from Spellbinders.


Here is my card





Stamp set: A Day for Daisies Fall Fairy Friend, Just Believe,
Card: Bermuda Bay, River Rock, Copic Paper
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Beaded Oval Spellbinder Die, Scallop Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Copic Markers, Non-SU Bling and Flowers, Silver Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



The last touches were the Silver Dazzling Details glitter to her wings and a simple word “friend”.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - #151 Glitter and Sparkle

Crafty Hands Challenge - #3 Sparkle and Bling

Digitally Sweet Challenge - #63 Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge – Anything Goes

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge – Bling It Up

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - #107 Anything Goes

Sweet Stamping Challenge - #144 Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations Challenge – Anything Goes/Friendship & DT Call

Lacy Sunshine Challenge - #21 It’s Bling



Thank you so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful weekend.



20 November 2013

Get ready for the Holidays at CCC

This week our challenge at Crafty Creations is to get ready for the Holidays with projects for American Thanksgiving or Christmas Celebrations.


I have created a card using the Christmas image from the Tag It stamp set and I have used the Chalkboard Technique to create a CAS style card.


The inspiration for the layout has been taken from the current challenge over at Muse Card Club.  I loved the simple style of the card and the blackboard look.  My pop of colour is the base cardstock.  Check it out if you get a chance.


Here is my card:




Another non-traditional colour with a bow and some gems.  Something different and a technique I think I will use with some other images.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Make My Monday Challenge - Santa

Muse Card Club Challenge - #44

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge - #28 Anything Goes with option embossing

Dream Valley Challenge - #70 Clean and Simple

Delicious Doodles Challenge - #62 CAS



Thanks for visiting, see you next time.



19 November 2013

Warm Christmas

Our new challenge over at Holly Jolly this week is to create a warm scene like beach theme or use warm colours when creating a Christmas project.


I have decided to choose warm colours for my card and I have masked an area of the card and sponged So Saffron, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Real Red on Whisper White.


I then stamped in Chocolate Chip the snowflakes from the Snow Flurry set and added a Christmas sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set.


Of course I added bling and a bow.


Here is my card




At first I was going to stamp the sentiment straight on but then I added it on an angle as I wanted it to almost be drifting with the snowflakes down the card.

This is certainly non-traditional and I had fun creating it!


I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:


One Stitch at a Time Challenge = #190 Anything Goes

Fresh Brewed Design Monthly Challenge – Snow/Christmas

Lady Bug Crafts Monthly Challenge – Autumn Colours

Treasured Times Challenge - #15 Non-Traditional Christmas colours

Creative Corner Challenge – Let it Snow

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - #168 Snowflakes

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #70 Anything Goes with Ribbon


Thank you for visiting – see you next time.



17 November 2013

CAGI Christmas Gifts

We are so close to Christmas and our new challenge over at Come and Get It is perfect for this time of year.


The challenge is Christmas Gifts.


My believe is that a Christmas Gift is all about the thought, so for my project I have created some Gift Bags.


I used some white gift bags from my stash and created these cute little bags which will be perfect for hold my gifts in this Christmas.


Here is a picture of all three gift bags and I have placed a little white tissue paper inside each bag too:




here is a close up of the Elve Legs bag and I used the Top Note Die, some retired DSP and sponging to create this bag:




and the last two bags were created using some retired DSP and Silver Glitter Paper and a scallop edge punch:


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I think I might even raid my ribbon stash and add some ribbon the two DSP bags but I still have a few weeks to decide.


I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:


Allsorts Challenge – #233 Make a Gift

Creatalicious Challenge - #57 Christmas

Jo’s Scrap Shack Challenge - #26 Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #233 Gift Bag or Box

Happy Campers Challenge - #24 Glitter It

Fab n Funky Challenge - #193 Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge - #185 Hold It

LEJ Designs Challenge - #79 Seasons Greetings

Crafty Bloggers Network Monthly Challenge - Christmas



I hope I have got you thinking about some so Christmas Gifts not only so that you can join our challenge at Come and Get It but so that you have time to create it for some special.


Have a wonderful week.



12 November 2013

O’ Christmas Tree

It is hard to believe that Christmas is so close – I really need to plan my Christmas shopping.


This week’s Challenge at Holly Jolly is themed around the Christmas Tree.


So if you are creating and have a Christmas Tree on your card – please join us!!


I recently purchased the Craft Stamper Magazine and Chrissie Stokes created a lovely looking one layer card, so Chrissie’s card has has inspired my project for this weeks challenge.


I masked the bottom of the card and then stamped the En Francais stamped over to one side in Versamark.  Then I sponged Bashful Blue and Perfect Plum over the embossing.  The Christmas tree from the Snow Swirled stamp set was then stamped over the sponging in Perfect Plum.


I stamped 3 little stars on the tree in Bashful Blue and added some bling and ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Peaceful Wishes stamp set.


Here is my card:












Stamp set: Peaceful Wishes, Snow Swirled, En Francais
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
















I think this might be the 2nd one layered card I have completed but I love the end result.  What colours shall I play with next ?  Lol.


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:


One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #189 Holidays

2 Sisters Challenge - #169 Christmas Sparkle

My Time to Craft Challenge - #242 One Layer or Less

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Christmas is Coming

Challenges and Candies - #20 CAS

Crimbo Crackers Challenge - #54 Christmas Words

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge – Christmas in November



Thank you for visiting my little corner of the craft world.  Have a wonderful day.



10 November 2013

Gift Card Holder

For the new challenge at Come and Get It this week we are challenging everyone to create “Gift Card Holders”.


For Christmas and Birthday’s gift card holders are a great way to add an individual touch.  Our challenge is also sponsored by Bugaboo, so if you are currently making some gift card holders or feel up to the challenge, we would love you share with us!


I have gone very girly with my project and used a Very Vintage jumbo wheel for my stamping – love this wheel it has a beautiful pattern.  Plus of course I have also added some butterflies and bling.


The template for this holder was found via Pinterest Patty Bennett Stamps.


Here is my project:




Sleeve and card:





Gift card inside which is holding and iTunes card:






I love the look of gift holder and there is space to write a message on the inside of the holder card.


I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:


Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - #49 Anything but a card

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - #167 Anything but a card

In the Pink Challenge - #31 Ribbons and Bows

Lori Design Challenge - #59 Ribbon and Bows

LEJ Design Challenge - #78 Monochromatic



Thank you for visiting – have a wonderful week.



White on White

The Inkspirational Challenge for the next two weeks is the classic and stylish “White on White” theme.


To create my card I have used lots of embossing, dies, bows, punches and the some wonderful ribbon my stash plus one rhinestone.


Here is my card:











Card: Whisper White
Accessories:  Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelits Die, Eyelet Border Punch, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Bird Builder Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, 1-3/4” (4.4 cm) Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive














I haven’t used this many layers in a card for a long time and I had fun. 


Although it does seem a little strange not to use any other colours but one of the reasons I love challenges is to take me out of my comfort zone.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Brown Sugar Challenge - #67 Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack Challenge – #25 Things with Wings

Sister Act Card Challenge – #32 Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz Challenge – #44 Anything Goes

Creative Knockouts Challenge – #10 Get Punchy

Penny’s Challenge – #152 Lots of Layers

Paper Take Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes

Twisted Tuesday Challenge - #61 Anything Goes



So if you are feeing up to a challenge we would love to see you over at Inkspirational and the Design Team have some fabulous projects that I am sure will inspire you.


Have a fabulous weekend and see you next time.



06 November 2013

CCC - Autumn Colours

We have an Autumn Colours challenge over at Crafty Creations this week and the challenge is also sponsored by Beccy’s Place.


I have used one of Beccy’s images and have tried my hand at using the Copic Markers again.  I am fairly happy with the end result, I just need to find a little more time to play a bit more :)


After I had the image coloured, I struggled so much with the layout but in the end I went with a fairly CAS style with some bling and a ribbon. 


Here is my card






Stamp set: Beccy’s Place – Bearly Loving
Card: More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Real Red
Accessories:  Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Window Frames Collection Die, Eyelet Border Punch, Copic Markers, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I love this image and I have left a sentiment off to put on the inside when I decide what I want to use the card for.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Card Mania Challenge - #33 Anything Goes

MarkerPOP Challenge - #34 Anything Goes

Crazy Challenge - #157 B is for (Bear) & DT Call

Digi Darla’s Challenge - #87 Photo Inspiration

613 Avenue Challenge – # 44 Anything Goes

Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge - #122 Fall Colours

Cards Galore Monthly Challenge - Animals

Wags n Whiskers Rubber Stamp Challenge - #116 Fall Colours

Moving Along with the Times Challenge – No Design or Digital Paper


Enjoy the rest of your week and keep safe.



05 November 2013

Holly Jolly – Red, Green with Silver or Gold

A new week and a new challenge at Holly Jolly and this week Julie has picked a great colour challenge.


Red, Green with either Silver or Gold


Plus our challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said Stamps so come and join us and get those last minute Christmas cards completed. 


I have used a cute sponsor’s image called Kiss Me Scottie which comes coloured or uncoloured.  I have gone with the lightly coloured image and I am sure you will think he is adorable too sitting under that mistletoe!


The layout of my card has been inspired by the sketch at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Here is my card:




and here is the sketch:



The paper I used was some paper that was provided with a recent craft magazine I picked up and I thought it added a lovely background.  The ribbon is from my stash – love my ribbon stash!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge – #148 Sketch

A Gem of a Challenge – #104 Christmas is Coming

Emerald Faeries Monthly Challenge – Ribbons/Lace & Bling

Cards and Scrap Challenge – #64 Make a Christmas Card

Reasonable Ribbon Challenge – #83 Christmas/Winter with Ribbon

Allsorts Challenge – #231 Christmas Cheer

Card Crafters Circle Challenge - #99 Cute Cards

Polka Doodle Challenge - #44 Anything Christmas


Hope your week is going well and I hope that you visit again soon.



03 November 2013

CAGI Sketch

Hi everyone this week Judy is hosting our challenge at Come and Get It and she has a great sketch for you to try!


The colours my card have been inspired by photo inspiration at CASE Study. I love the picture and I have taken a few elements, the swirls from the photo frame, the flowers from the table and soft look of the back ground fabric strips.


Plus the whole scene to me is very inviting and makes me think that some close friends are coming over to share some laughs and stories.


Here is my card





Stamp set: Chalk Talk
Card: So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  In Color Dahlias, Eastern Elegance DSP, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Chalk Talk Die, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



here is the sketch:



and here is the inspiration photo:



I love the sentiment which is from my new Chalk Talk stamp set.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


CASE Study Challenge - #164 Photo Inspiration

House of Gilli Challenge – Thanks/Anything Goes

Sunshine Mail Challenge – Anything Goes 

Bloggers Challenge – Things with Wings

Brown Sugar Challenge - #66 Things with Wings

Card Makin Mama’s Challenge - #76 Thankful Tidings

Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge – # 51 Bugs and Little Critters

Creative Corner Challenge – #5 Can’t Touch This (Texture)

4 Crafty Girlz Challenge – Anything Goes & DT Call



I hope you have  had a wonderful weekend – we have had hot 35 degrees and humid today but a cooler 24 is on its way tomorrow! Thank goodness.


Have a great week and thanks for visiting.