27 May 2015

All Creatures Great or Small

Hi – hope your week is going well.
Cannot believe that we are approaching the end of May, where has time gone!
Well it is now time for a new challenge over at Crafty Creations and we would love you to  join us!
Our challenge theme for the next two weeks is “All Creatures Great or Small”. 
I could not decide which image to use and whether my little creature should be really small like a bee or large light an elephant.
Well I went with the elephant “Bella” and she is from Wild Rose Studio, she is not overly large but she is cute.  The image is called Bella with Daisy.
The image has been stamped on Copic Xpress Blending Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured in with Copic Markers.
The papers used are from my stash, the main large paper is from Authentique  Be(you)tiful Expressed Paper.
Here is my card:
ccc animals
The dies used were Marianne Die Large Petra Oval, SU Ovals Collection and Nestabilities Beaded Ovals.  The punch is the retired Eyelet Border punch.
Here is a close up of the image:
ccc animals 1
The Copic Markers used were:
C3, 1, 0, 00
V22, 20, 25, 01, 000, 0000
R0000, 20, 21, 22
Y13, 15, 11, 17, 0000
G20, 21, 24
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inky Chicks Challenge - #51 Pearls
Cutie Pie Challenge - #87 Layer it up
Dream Valley Challenge - #107 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - No Layers or Lots
Love to Scrap Challenge - #54 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - #300 Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff Challenge - #185 Flowers
Wags n Whiskers Challenge - #154 Lots of Layers
Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again soon.

26 May 2015

Use Kraft

Hi everyone,
Need ahead start on your Christmas card then come over and join our new challenge at Holly Jolly.
For the next two weeks our Christmas challenge theme is “Use Kraft”.
We have some great sponsors too and I am using some images from one of our sponsors Melonheadz and it is called Reindeer Bundle and there is so many cute little reindeers in it too!
I have used three of the reindeers from this bundles and made these three cards.
hj kraft
Simple and quick, well once the images are coloured.  The paper is from the Mind’s Eye Collection Sleigh Bells Ring Reindeer Names and the red rhinestones are from my stash.
The cardstock used is Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (Kraft) and Xpress It Blending cardstock.  The ribbon is Crumb Cake Seam Binding.
I have also capture each of the cards separately to show of the reindeers.
Ok so meet Prancer
hj kraft 1
and Dasher
hj kraft 2
and Comet
hj kraft 3
The Copic colours used were:
R000, 29, 24, 14
C00, 2
E50, 51, 53, 55, 57
E40, 49, 47, 44, 25, 37
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - #198 Use Ribbon or Lace
Christmas Card Challenge - #25 Anything Goes
Robyn’s Fetish Challenge - #265 Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas Challenge - #59 Birds or Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #107 Anything Goes

Well that is another 3 cards for the Christmas stash, I am sure that my Mum will use them well.
Have a wonderful day

24 May 2015

Tic Tac Toe

A new day and a new challenge over at Come and Get It.


This week I am hosting a Tic Tac Toe challenge and we have 3 fabulous sponsors – Sassy Studio, Bugaboo and Oddball Art.


I have used a Sassy Studio image called Monster Sassy Cleo and coloured the image in with Copic Markers.  The colours were inspired by the paper used which is from Authentique Strong Marvellous Collection.


The fabulous die is a Marianne Design LR0300 and the cardstock is Hello Honey, the embossing has been daubered with Hello Honey ink.


The other cardstock used is Island Indigo, Crumb Cake and Blend It Express cardstock.  The bow is created using Whisper White Organza Ribbon. The embellishment on the bow is from the Something Borrowed Embellishment set and I have also added some Rhinestones.


The corner on the cardstock have been punched with the rounded corner punch and I have also used the scallop edge punch.


Here is my card


 cagi bingo



This is our Tic Tac Toe board – can you guess which row I used?


Die Cut

Pink Gem/Pearls
Design Paper Sentiment 2 or more layers
Ribbon Circle Flowers


Yes Die Cut, Design Paper and Ribbon.  I have been trying to successfully complete a double bow for a long time so I am happy with the result this time.


Here is a close up of the the image


 cagi bingo 1


The Copic Markers used were:


Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R20

Hair: E30, 33, 35, 37

Eyes/Earrings: B000, 2, 1

Lips: R20, 14, 00

Clothing, Shoes, Bag, Bangles: W5, 3, 1, 0. YR000, 00, 20, 23, 24. B000, 00, 1, 2, 4, 5



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


Creative Corner Challenge – Anything Goes

Polka Doodle Challenge - #21 Girly but no Pink

Simply Paper Crafts Challenge - #5 Anything Goes & DT Call

The Crafting Cafe Monthly Challenge – Around the World

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Ribbon

Digi Choosday Challenge - #20 Add a Bow



Have a fabulous day and have fun.



21 May 2015


Hello and thanks for visiting.


We have a super fun new challenge at Southern Girls and we are sure you will want to join us.


Our Theme is “Spots”.


Easy and we have a super sponsor All Dressed Up.


I have used a lovely sponsor’s image called So Pretty and coloured it with Copic Markers.


There are spots on the image and spots on the paper I used, so lots of spots.


The paper used is from Prima Marketing Sun Kiss Collection Lemon Ginger and Kaiser Craft Oh So Lovely Collection P1790 Femme.


The sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set and the ribbon is retired Satin Stitched Primrose Petal.  The butterfly die is from Joy Crafts 6002.


The cardstock is Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Naturals White and Copic Xpress Blending cardstock.


Here is my card


 sg spots 3



The corners have been rounded using the Rounding Punch and of course I added some bling.


Here is a close up of the image:


sg cup 2



Super sweet isn’t she.


The Copic Markers used were


Hair: E53, 55, 57, 50

Skin: E11, 0000, 000, 00

Clothes: R85, 83, 81, 00, 0000, Y0000, 18, 15, 13, 11, 00



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


Creative Moments Challenge - #68 Anything Goes with Optional Twist

 Creatalicious Challenge - #75 Butterflies & DT Call

Petal Lu Challenge – Anything Goes

Scribbles Design Challenge - #29 B is for…. (butterflies, bow, bling)

Sugar and Betty Challenge – Anything Goes

All Dressed Up Challenge - #35 Anything Goes

Dream Valley Challenge - #106 Things with Wings & DT Call

Whoopsi Daisy Monthly Challenge – Things with Wings

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - #10 Anything Goes

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge – Anything Goes with Twist Add Pink


Have a fabulous day.



20 May 2015

For Anne

This is a post for my friend Anne who passed away last week.  She is now at peace.


Anne loved my cards and I made this simple card for her family.


I have used the SAB Lotus Blossom and Thoughts & Prayers stamp sets.


The cardstock used was Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Whisper White.


The SAB Lotus Blossom stamp set is a two step stamp set so the inks used were Blackberry Bliss/Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive/Mossy Meadow for the stem.



Here is my card:


Anne's card 2



I stamped the blossom on the inside of the card and also used another sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set which reads:


Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and

loving memories to heal your heart


I think I need to make this card as much as I needed to make it Anne’s Family.


Rest in Peace my dear friend.

15 May 2015

J is for Jewels

Hi everyone, hope you are well.


We have a new fun challenge at ABC Challenges and I wanted to share the details with you.


Our Sponsors are All Dressed Up and The Ribbon Girl


Our theme for the next two weeks is “J is for Jewels”.
So raid your stash and show us some sparkle!


I have used a sweet image from All Dressed Up called Looking Gorgeous and coloured the image in with Copic Markers.


The colours have been inspired by the paper that I have used.



abc dressed up 1


I was going to put a sentiment on the front but I will save it for the inside.


Unfortunately you cannot see very clearly where the bling is on the image, but I have used Rhinestones on the necklace and also some Silver Kindy Glitz to add the sparkle to my card.



abc dressed close up


Thanks for visiting and we would love to see your creation at our challenge!



13 May 2015

Colour Challenge

Hello, hope you are having a fabulous week and keeping well.


We have a new challenge over at Crafty Creations for the next two weeks and we hope that you will join us!


A colour challenge and you will need to use at least 3 of the colours on your creation but we are sure you will love the colour choices!


I have created my card which may give you a little inspiration.


I have coloured the image which is A Day for Daisies image called Mom’s Hat. 

The image has been coloured with Copic markers and the Paper is from the Manor House Collection BEA-04 “Beautiful You Fresh & New”.


The colours I have featured on my card are: Pink, Kraft, Green and White


Here is my card:


ccc colour



And here is the colour choices for the challenge:



Meighan Wheller's photo.




Here is a close up of the image:


ccc colour 1


The Copic Markers used were:


Hair: E30, 33, 35, 37

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21

Hat: E0000, 42, 43, 40, R0000, 000, 85, 83, 81

Dress: R0000, 000, 85, 83, 81

Eyes: B000, 01


This was a lovely card to make and I love the colours in the challenge, hope you do too!


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


Crafty Boots Challenge – Ribbon or Lace

Melon Headz Friends Challenge – All about Kids

Scribble and Scrap Crafts Challenge - #44 Anything Goes



Thanks for visiting!



12 May 2015

Christmas CAS

Hi everyone,


We have a new challenge over at Holly Jolly for the next two weeks:


Clean and Simple


Sometime it can be so hard to complete CAS card, we for me at times and this time I had the image but just couldn’t get the right layout.


Eventually came up with some simple greetings, very little bling and the image.


I have used a Magnolia image called Tilda Catching Stars that can be found at Stamp & Create who is one of our Sponsors.


Here is my card:





The card stock used was Basic Grey, So Saffron and Xpress It Blending Cardstock.


The image was stamped in Memento Black and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers.


Here is a close up of the image:




The Copic Markers used were:


Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21

Hair: E42, 43, 44, 40

Dress: V0000, 000, 20,22,25

Stars/Crown: Y00, 21, 11

Shoes: W1, 00, 3, 0

Wand: C00, 2


The sentiments are from the SU stamp set Endless Wishes and were stamped in Basic Grey ink.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


Tilda Town Challenge - #154 Fussy & Fancy or Clean & Layered

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #278 CAS

Crafting from the Heart Challenge - #59 Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenge - #261 Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting.



10 May 2015


Hello and Happy Mother’s Day to every Mum!


We have celebrated Mother’s Day with a lovely breakfast together and then we went and seen the lovely Cinderella movie, which was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.


I am wanting to share with you our fabulous new challenge at Come and Get It for this week.


Our challenge theme is “Flowers” and we have some fabulous sponsors too.  I have used an image from one our Sponsors Sami Stamps.


This beautiful image is called Wild Flower Beauty and I have created this card for my Mum for Mother’s Day.


There are flowers everywher - on the paper, on the side and in hair of this lovely image.


The colours were inspired by the paper and I have chosen to do an Easel Card and added a section on the back of the front part of the card to leave a message for Mum.


The papers used were from Prima Marketing #843380 Alla-Prima Collection “Ferrulle” & Bo Bunny Love Letters Airmail #13501490.


Here is my card:


cagi flowers



The lace and flowers are from my stash and I have also used some pearls in the hair and on the card base.


The sentiment reads “You’re Simply Wonderful” from SAB SU Set Simply Wonderful and was stamped in Crumb Cake on Whisper White cardstock.


The Dies used were from the SU Ovals Collection, Marianne Design Large Petral Oval and the Spellbinders Beaded Ovals Set.


Here is a closer look at the image:


flowers 2


The Copic Colours used were:


Skin: E0000, 00, 21,11, R21

Hair: E37, 35, 33, 30

Flowers: BG0000, 000, 10, 11, 13, 15




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


A Gem of a Challenge - #114 More than One Fold

Allsorts Challenge - #310 Die Cuts (more than 2)

Di’s Digi Design Challenge – Loads of Flowers

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - #79 Anything Goes with Flowers

Brown Sugar Challenge - #145 Layers

Creative Fingers Challenge - #79 Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #138 Lots of Flowers

Scrap & Craft Inspiration Challenge - #8 Lace and Pearls

Inky Impressions Challenge - #208 Embellishments

Creative Card Crew Challenge - #86 Fancy Folds



We hope you join us this week as we would love to see how “Flowers” have inspired you for this challenge.


02 May 2015

National Scrapbooking Day Weekend Extravaganza

Hi everyone,
Southern Girls and SpiegelMom Scraps have combined for a fabulous National Scrapbooking Day Weekend Extravaganza.

A weekend of fun, creating and prizes including prizes from our sub sponsor Auzz Trinkets & Crafts

Come and join in the fun - sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/352855381575724



01 May 2015

I is for Inspire

Hi and welcome back.


Just a quick post to tell you about our new challenge at ABC Challenges for the next two weeks.


Our theme is "I for Inspire Us" and our fabulous sponsor is The Paper Shelter.


I have used a super cute image called "Arr" from The Paper Shelter and the image has been coloured in with Copic Markers.



This cute image is a little boy dressed up as Pirate so after colouring him in, I decided he needed his own ship to sail.


So I did a rough drawing of a ship on Naturals Ivory cardstock and cut it out.  Then layered some paper over the bottom, created a mast and added the sail.


I also added some other paper, a sea gull from Scrapmatts CB1221 Nautical Designs was daubered with some Crumb Cake ink , a few pearls and scalloped eyelet punched border.


The papers used were Authentique Seasons Collective “Summer One” #SEA009 and Graphic 45 By the Sea Collection “My Anchor #4500903”. 




Here is my card:

abc I



The lace is the Sahara Sand 7/8” Lace Trim and the sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set which has been stamped in Midnight Muse (retired) and punched out with a small Oval Punch (retired).


Here is a close up of the image:

abc I closeup


The Copic Markers used were:

Hair: E57, 55, 53, 50

Skin: E11, 0000, 000, 00, R21, 30

Hat/Bag: W5, 3, 00, 0

Sword: E44, 43, 42, 40

Clothes: B0000, 00, 01, 4, 2, Y15, 13, 11, 00


Isn’t he the sweetest and he looks like he is having a fabulous time!

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


Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - #17 Stripes and/or Polka Dots

Little Red Wagon Challenge - #287 ‘B’elieve It (Boy, Blue, Boat)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - #15 Anything Goes

Kraftin Kimmies Stamps Challenge - #29 Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge - #86 All About Boys

The Sisters of Craft Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!