15 August 2013

Where Does The Time Go?

It's been soooooo long since I updated my blog, I'm really not doing very well in keeping to my plan of blogging at least once a week!! :-(  Unfortunately that also means that I haven't been able to do any challenges either (which I love doing), but on the plus side I have still been crafting and making cards!  So I thought that I would just put together some pictures of recent cards to showcase what I've been up to!
A small selection of cards using some of my vast collection of toppers, which I'm not likely to run out of any time soon!  ;-)
Just the one card with a Kenny K digi stamp...............most of my Kenny K cards have already been blogged  :-)
This selection of cards was made using Redonkadoodles digi stamps, my favourite one has to be the pink card with the cute little fairy!
These cards were made using Saturated Canary digi stamps!!
This last card was made with a lovely digi stamp from Make It Crafty.  I hope you've enjoyed looking at them as much as I enjoyed creating them! :-)

18 May 2013

Funny Face Claire!!

My crafty creation of late was a birthday card for my lovely sister in law - Claire.  She has a quirky personality, so when I saw this image from Redonkadoodles I just knew it was destined to be on her card!!  I love the digi stamps that Sheryl creates, she is such a talented artist and they are great fun to colour and bring to life.
The card is 6x6 and I matt & layered some papers from my stash onto red cardstock, then added some faux stitching around the edges.  The image from Redonkadoodles is called "Funny Face", and she was coloured with my promarkers to resemble the look of my sister in law! The image was then die cut with my X-Cut dies and distressed around the edges!
I embellished the card with some paper flowers, a metal heart charm that I added beads to, a shiny red bow and some pearls & gems from my stash!  The sentiment was stamped, die cut and distressed with my Tim Holtz inks.  Then finally, the same quirky paper was used to decorate the inside of the card along with a paper doily for writing our own message on! :-)  I think she liked it!

27 April 2013

Molly Man Muscles!!!

Well, it's been a long time!  My new years resolution of blogging alot more didn't go so great, I started off so well then life just gets in the way making me all busy.  So once again let me try and pick up where I left off..............and straight back into a challenge with this recent birthday card that I made!  The challenge I've opted to try is for Inky Chicks, which is a first for me.........I'm a newby there!  The theme this time is "Happy Birthday Girl", so kinda perfect timing!
 I made this card for my little friend Molly at the farm.  She loves horses and helps me out quite alot with my horse "Megan".  So this digi stamp called Pony Love from Karen's Doodles was perfect!
The card itself is a 6x6 easel card.  The papers are from one of my First Edition pads, the sentiment stamp is from LOTV and the paper flowers are from my WOC stash.  I've also used some of my Cheery Lynn dies for the little butterflies and olive branches. 

The mirri card numbers and horse shoes were just in my crafty stash and of course the digi stamp was coloured with my awesome promarkers!!  I can't decide what I enjoy the most..........colouring an image or putting a card together!!  But until I find out, I'm just gonna keep on having fun doing both! :-)

9 February 2013

Hearts & Flowers

Howdo Crafters!!  It's time for another challenge, so it's no surprise that I'm off to Kenny K's again!  The theme for this week was "Hearts & Flowers" I know what you're thinking......pinks, reds, golds etc, but nope, I wanted to do something different (well.......a little) and decided on blues instead :-)
So a plain old 6x6 to start with.  The papers I chose this time around weren't actually from any special pad, they were just from my random stash of stuff!!  They all got the faux border and stitching treatment before being matt & layered into place.
The image of course is from Kenny K and she is called Kitty Katastrophe.  She was coloured with my faithful promarkers, then cut with an X-Cut die and distressed around the edges!

The sentiment stamp is from Lily Of The Valley which has been mounted onto a scalloped circle before I added some stickles blobs!!  My little finishing touches were of course some "Hearts & Flowers"...............oh and a bow!
Then finally I decorated the inside of the card with the same matching papers and die cut shape as the front, then added two hearts to finish it off.  :-)

28 January 2013

Favourite Colour Combo

Good evening crafters!  Another day brings another challenge, so let's get started.  This card was put together for this weeks challenge at Passion For Promarkers, their theme this time around was Favourite Colour Combo's.  To be honest, I have a few colour combo's that I & black, purple & black and pink & black........... I settled for pink & black!
The card blank is 6x6, my backing papers are from my First Edition pads which I matt & layered onto black cardstock and put some faux stitching around the edges!
The lovely digi stamp is Elf Queen from Kenny K and she was coloured with my promarkers.  It was at this point I was thinking to myself....."why did you pick black?"  Black is the most difficult hair colour to do (for me anyway), it took me AGES!!!!
Once coloured, she was cut out and placed onto the card, then I just added my finishing touches.  These are some paper flowers, card candi, a stamped and die cut sentiment which was distressed and then had two black pearls placed on either side - sadly not the kind that comes with Johnny Depp ;-)  Then finally a flower sprig from one of my Memory Box dies.
I decorated the inside of the card with the same matching papers as are on the front and gave them a faux border with my black promarker!  Lastly the die cut corners are from my Cheery Lynn collection of dies .........yummy!  :-)

25 January 2013

The Sweet Stop - Snowman

I've discovered another "sketchy" challenge blog on my travels called "Sweet Stop Sketches", so naturally I couldn't help but join in!!!!  Simply follow the sketch and add the spin, this weeks spin is Snowman!

The card is 7x5 in size, the blue backing card is from my hunkydory stash and I matt & layered it onto black card stock!  I did the same with the musical note backing paper, then once again got the sewing machine involved for stitching around the edges!
The image is just part of a simple acrylic stamp set that I have.  It was stamped with staz-on and coloured with promarkers then distressed around the edge.  I then stamped, inked and die cut a sentiment and added two sticky pearls!  Finally some polka dot ribbon and a bow were added down the left hand side!  :-)

24 January 2013


My crafty offering for today is another card for this weeks challenge over at Kenny K's.  The theme this time is "Vintage"
Starting with a 6x6 card blank (surprise surprise), I matt & layered some gorgeous vintage backing paper from Astrid's Artistic Efforts onto black card stock, then stitched around the edges!  I am getting rather addicted to stitching my cards at the moment, I think it makes a great effect!  I also did the same with the other two backing papers.
The digi stamp I've used for this card is Scarlett West and it was coloured as usual with my promarkers!  The finishing touches are some pink ribbon, paper flowers from WOC, some lovely die cut "Olive Branches" from Cheery Lynn and a sentiment from Lily Of The Valley which was stamped and distressed!

Then finally the inside of the card was decorated with the same lovely backing papers from Astrid's Artistic Efforts, it makes such a difference to do the inside aswell.  :-)

19 January 2013

Going Gothic

Todays card was created for this weeks challenge over at Kenny K's, the theme this week is titled "Going Gothic!" which is something quite close to my heart. :-)

I decided to try a twisted easel card for this one, again 6x6 in size.  The purple backing paper is from my Kanban stash.  I've used my black frantage embossing enamel with some gold glitter glass around the edges.  It's the first time I've used that stuff and I think I'm quite pleased with how it looks.  It's just a shame that the pictures haven't been taken in very good light..........daylight was rapidly fading!

In the centre of the card I've used yet more of my Kanban cardstock.  Both cut from the same piece but the one underneath was coloured with my promarkers!  They were then matt & layered onto black cardstock, stitched around the edges and a piece of polka dot ribbon added down one side.  The gorgeous image is Trixxie Treat, from Kenny K's halloween collection, and of course was coloured with promarkers!
I've then added some cobweb corners from my collection of Cheery Lynne dies, which I've inked over very lightly using black soot (I think)!!
The base of the card is the same Kanban backing paper, but this time it got matt & layered onto black cardstock and stitched around the edges.
The stopper on the base of the card is again a Cheery Lynne border die, cut from the same black cardstock!  Then finally I stamped a sentiment, die cut and inked it with black soot and then put some sticky gems on the edges!  There you have it, I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it!  :-) 

15 January 2013

Flower Extra Vaganza

Today's offering is for a challenge over at The Paper Shelter, I really like their cute little digi stamps!
So this weeks theme was Flower Extra Vaganza, ans as it would suggest it's all about flowers!
Once again my favourite size card blank to work with is 6x6.  My backing papers are from various First Edition pads, distressed and faux stitched then matted onto white cardstock!  Paper doille was also distressed with the same ink.  The image is The Sweet Gardener which has been coloured using my promarkers, then cut out and mounted onto foam pads.  The finishing touches this time are paper flowers from WOC, my Catalina Border die from Memory Box, a sentiment that was stamped onto card then die cut and inked.  Then last but not least a few sticky gems and pearls! :-)

13 January 2013

Peach & Blue

My card for today is for a challenge over at Passion For ProMarkers (and I do love my promarkers).  This weeks theme is Peach & Blue!
I started with a 7x5 white card blank this time.  The blue backing paper is from DCWV, I just distressed it with Faded Jeans ink pad and then did a faux border and stitching effect!  The peach paper is from one of my First Edition pads and I found some matching pearlescent card stock, that I ran through my cuttlebug using a Cheery Lynn Francesca border die to create the lace effect border at the bottom.  The image is Princess Pia from Kenny K, which was coloured using my fab promarkers, then cut out with my cricut machine using the elegant edges cartridge.  The finishing touches here are some polka dot ribbon, sticky gems and a sentiment all from my crafty stash! :-)