Thursday, 31 January 2013

Anything but a card...

Is the theme for this months challenge over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog. This is totally outside my comfort zone, but I always like to try different things.  So this month I opted to alter a brown paper lunch bag.  I decided to use the amazing Wonderland Digi Kit and used papers and embellishments from this to make an Alice in Wonderland themed bag.  I also used a doily from the beautiful Craft Ephemera Accessory Pack and popped a pre coloured Alice onto it.

Papers, tags, Alice, bingo cards -Wonderland CD
Charms, Distress Ink,bakers twine and bag from stash.
Sarah has just launched her new website and to celebrate we are having a blog hop on Saturday to show off lots of the fabby range, and there are also prizes up for grabs, so pop back on Saturday and take part :D 

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything but a card
CD Sunday - Hello doily.
Sparkle and Glitter with Rick - Anything but a square
Ladybug Crafts - Anything but a card

Monday, 28 January 2013

More than one type of shower.

For a change in Scotland, there is more than one type of shower happening. Yes it is raining, but I am talking about a baby shower.
I was asked to make a card for a baby shower, with neutral colours as the make of baby isn't known yet ;-)
I opted to play on the "shower" part, and used a die and some white pearlescent paper to make fluffy clouds, with cute shapes coming out from under the clouds. I used card candi and stamped on them with a wee alphabet stamp set I have.
I love trying different cards, and I am very pleased with the outcome.

I hope you like this, and that it inspires you to try something different.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

Is the theme this week over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge blog, and that's a bit of a coincidence as it is my birthday on Saturday :D  This time I followed the sketch and the theme to make my card for the DT. 
I used the adorable Butterfly and Daisy digi stamp, and it is an absolute bargain at only £1.  There is still a huge 50% off CDroms and Clear Stamps over at the Willow Design Store and with free P&P what are you waiting for?
I coloured in the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, and had to make the wings sparkly with some Stickles. I opted for a purple colour scheme for a change, and coloured in my white grosgrain ribbon with Promarkers to make it match my card.

Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Butterfly punch
Paper, ribbon and sentiment from stash.
I hope you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge blog this week and join us, there is a great prize up for grabs. Hope to see you there :D
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Shopping Our Stash - Use your oldest ribbon.
ABC Challenges - Birthday cards.
Whoopsidaisy Challenges - Use a digi.


Monday, 21 January 2013

Keep It Simple this time.

Is the theme for this fortnights challenge over at Creative Creations Challenges, and the prize is a fab $5 gift certificate for Digital Delights.
For the "Keep it Simple" theme, I chose to use a blue monochrome theme and stamped some white card with a doilie stamp, popped some ribbon on it, a hello sentiment and put it onto a blue layer ontop of my white card.

I hope you like it and join in with us, would be great to see you there.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Winter Blues(Must use blue)
Creative Moments Bloggers Network - Monochrome
Little Red Wagon - Get Into Shape(Use a shape repeatedly.)
The Paper Shelter - Winter Blues
SweetPea Stampers - CAS and no embellies
That Craft Place - New Year, New Goodies, the stamp and ink are new.
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Blue and or white
Tando Creative Challenges - Feeling Blue.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Everyone loves a cute card.

And "Cute" is the theme over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week. There is also a sketch you can choose to follow, I went for the theme of cute.  I used one of Sharons gorgeous new digis, which are available here, and a complete bargain at only £1 per digi :D  I used the adorable "George having a nap", and coloured it using Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The prize is a mystery prize sent by Willow Designs .
We also have a fab Willow Designs Group over on FB, a chance to chat, share your creations and hear about special offers and new digis :D

Promarkers, Flexmarkers
Shabby Shutters DI
Tim Holtz garland die
Kraft card base.
Paper, sentiment and ribbon from stash.
There is also a fab sale over at Willow Designs with 50% off CDRoms and Clear Stamps. Why not pop over and grab a bargain?
I would like to enter the following challenges;
Crafting By Design - Use alcohol markers.
Stars and Stamps - Show us your green
Top Tip Tuesday - Fur or feathers
The Kraft Journal - Use your scraps(ribbon)
Pause Dream Enjoy - Use ribbon
Platypus Creek Digitals - Anything goes


Friday, 4 January 2013

It's time to celebrate.

Happy New Year, here's hoping it is a fabulous one for us all.
This is my first blog post of 2013 and what better to post about than the fabulous new challenge over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog, and the theme this's "Celebrate".  I made a card for someone who has passed their driving test using the Britannia Kit (which has a massive 50% off) and Craft Basics Kit in Black and White. Both kits are full of great papers that you will use time and time again. The Britannia kit is choc full of iconic images, and I had to use the Mini one as the proud owner of one ;)

One of hubbys old maps.
I hope you join in and celebrate with us, there is a fab prize up for grabs.