Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Moustache you a question?

Are you as crazy about the moustache trend as I am? I adore them and can't get enough of them.  You can imagine how delighted I was when Sarah Hurley added moustache stamps to the range.  Last months "A Few of my Favourite Things" kit was simply fan"tash"tic :D, it was packed full of moustache papers, embellishments and this fab sentiment and a moustache stamp. I also have the Odds & Ends Stamp Set which is choc full of yummy stamps.  I decided to make my own backing paper using the 'tash stamp and popped the sentiment onto some 1mm foam to give the card dimension.

Moustache Stamp & Sentiment - Sarah Hurley, A Few of My Favourite Things Kit
Memento Ink and pen
Silver paper from The Papeterie.

This week is a very exciting week for us all, as the third edition of LookBook goes live and it will be full of inspiration to get you making beautiful things using Sarahs amazing ranges.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Happy Birthday Crafty Hubby!

Tis the weekend *happy dance* and yesterday(26th) was crafty hubbys birthday.  I always struggle to make a card for him, as I want it to be totally perfect.  This year I decided to concentrate on his love of music and all things rock, and bought a fab digi from Kenny K and practised my best colouring lol.

Last weekend when we were up north in Aberdeen, I popped into The Papeterie and got a box or two *cough* of Diamond White paper, which is coated and is amazingly good for using with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I discovered this gem of a place a few years ago, and hubby used to deliver to the paper mill it is attached to when he lived/worked up there.

I digress....I loved making the card and I am delighted with the results.

Coloured with Pro and Flex Markers
Paper and guitar charm from stash.

Hope you like the card.

I would like to enter him into the following challenges;
Card Crafters Circle - Boys to men
Paper Shelter - For the boys
Stamping Chef - All boys
Digital Tuesdays - Birthdays(must have digi element-image, sentiment and papers)
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use a digital image
The Stamp Spot - Masculine Creations

Monday, 22 April 2013

Rain, Rain, Go Away!!!

Is the theme for this fortnights challenge over at Digi Sketch Challenge, which is rather fitting with all the rain we have had the last couple of days in Scotland. Though my weekend away had gorgeous weather :D

The sponsor this time is Ellephantastic and Crafty Sentiments Designs. So the winner will be spoilt for choice.  As always there is a theme and a sketch to follow, and I decided to do both this time.  I used "Emily in the rain" from Ellephantastic, and used some Echo Park papers to match in with the theme.

Emily in the rain - Ellephantastic
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Green card and card blank from stash.

I hope you can join us this time and enter the challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Crafty Calendar - Sunshine and Showers
Card Crafter's Circle - April Showers
Digi Haven - Rain/umbrella
Whimsie Doodles - April Showers

Monday, 15 April 2013

Let's hear it for the girls.

Is the theme over at the Digi Galore Challenge Blog, and it is sponsored by the fabulous MayzyArt. I love the MayzArt digis and have quite a few waiting to be coloured up.  This is my first DT card for Digi Galore,and following the theme of the challenge I opted to use the beautiful Frog Princess digi and make her very girly.
I coloured her using my trusty Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The frog is covered with Glossy Accents to make him nice and shiny :D I also put Glossy Accents onto her crown. And what princess is complete without some sparkles?
I opted to keep the card as digi as I could, and used papers from digi kits(details in ingredients)

Pink polka dot paper - Secret Rose Garden Digi Kit
Pink and green background paper - Carina Gardiner
Memory Box Corner Die
Coloured with Flexmarkers and Promarkers
Glossy Accents and gems.
Sentiment made on computer.

I hope you can pop over and join us this time.
I would like to enter the following challenges;
One Stop Craft Challenge - Colours - Pastels
Dilly Beans - Pastels(digi stamp)
Crafty Ribbons - Pink and Green
Belli Challenge - Pastels
The Stampin Chef - Girly Girl
Whimsy Inspiration - Pretty in Pink

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Another card from my colouring in fest last week.

And this time it is one of the beautiful hand drawn Rose Digi Stamps from Sarah Hurley. I am starting to get a wee bit more confident with my colouring and loved the results I got from colouring this.  I also coloured one in shades of purple and will blog that once I have made it into a card. 
I used papers from the Secret Rose Garden Kit, as there are lovely polka dot papers in the kit. I cut the rose out with scalpel so you could really see all the details in it.

Coloured with Promarkers and Fexmarkers
Sentiment from Whimsy
Gems and plain papers from stash.

There is still plenty of time to join in at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog, where the theme is "Projects with character" and it is sponsored by Letraset.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Broken Box Stock - Florals
Happy Campers - Flower Power
Moving Along With the Times - song or film..."Kiss from a rose" by Seal
Passion For Promarkers - Week 193, "cut out your image"
House of Gilli -Anything goes with a flower
Sparkle N Sprinkle - SNSSC18 - Use a digi.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

First sepia card.

It's the weekend, at last, and what busy week it has been.  As some of you will already know the lovely Sarah Hurley shall be on our screens on Create & Craft demoing Letraset goodies, details of the shows can be found here on Sarahs blog.  Sarah asked us for some new samples to spruce up her on screen work area, and I thought I would try a sepia card after being inspired by the last show I watched Sarah doing.
I have became slightly obsessed with sepia, and can't believe how good it looks using only 5 colours.  I used Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Putty and Tan and simply alternated the combination of them on this Saturated Canary digi stamp. I also popped some tiny pearls in her hair to make her a wee bit more glamorous.

Fancy Digi Stamp from Saturated Canary
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Bazzill Basics card
Sentiment from a Kanban set
Ribbon, flatback pearls, card candi and card blank from stash.
I hope you can tune in on Sunday and Monday and maybe learn some new tricks xx
I would like to enter her into the following challenge;
Bloggers - Embossing
Art Impressions Stamps - Girlfriends
Paper Crafting Journey - Monochromatic
I Love Promarkers - Embossing
Whimsical Designs - Embossing
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Favourite Colour Combination
Melonheadz Friends - Make it girly
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Must use a digi

Monday, 8 April 2013

New week, new challenge over at Digi Sketch Challenges

And the theme this time is Butterflies and or roses, as always there is a sketch to follow, but you don't have to use it to join in with the challenge.
This time we are sponsored by the fab The Cutting Cafe, and the prize is 3 sets. I opted to make a card with a sentiment as the main focus, the first time I have ever done this.

Rose Garden paper
Butterfly embossing folder
butterfly punch
pearls and paper from stash.

I haven't followed the sketch, but my creation features butterflies and my paper has pretty little roses on it.

I hope you can join us this time.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Great Impressions - Pastel colours
Hobby Cutz - Clean and Simple
Opus Gluei - Pastel
Scrappy Frogs - Think spring
Broken Box Stock - Think Spring
Brown Sugar - Spring
DigiHaven - Spring
Divas by Design - Spring Colours

Friday, 5 April 2013

A challenge full of character.

Hello, it's been a couple of weeks since I blogged, been busy catching up with DT creations and relaxing over Easter. Hope everyone had a nice time.
This month over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog, which is sponsored by Letraset, the theme is "Projects with character".  I had great fun making this card using papers and the adorable Jack digi stamp from the Secret Rose Garden Kit. It is packed full of lush papers and embellishments, and I loved making this card for a boy, which is unusual for me as I tend to make quite girly cards :) 

Papers and digi stamp - Secret Rose Garden
Card candi, charm and twine from stash.
Sentiment from Stampin' Up
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
I hope you can join us this month.
I would like to enter the following challenges;
Aud Sentiments - For a child
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Use a digi
The Stampspot - Masculine
Love to Scrap - Recipe(3 layers, 2 papers and 1 image)
The Pink Elephant - 3 papers and favourite embellishment(card candi)
The Shabby Tearoom - Beautiful blues
There She Goes 201  - Masculine