Friday 15 April 2011

Evening all!

Good evening everyone! I'm feeling quite pleased  with myself this evening as I'm all up to date on the housework, the cards I need are made & I have the rest of the weekend to play with!
Here's my latest card!

My Mum is helping a friend out with lambing this month and she has asked me to make a card for Lucy her friends daughter who is 2 tomorrow.
The image is Bo Peep from Sassy Cheryl's.
I've  had this digi for ages & I was going to use her on a card for my Mum but never quite got around to it.
I thought it was ideal for this occasion!
I coloured her up with promarkers & chalked in a sky. I used a white gel pen to add highlights.
I'm not sure where the colours I used came from but they came to me!
The DP I have used came from Cardmakingdownloads I think it was part of the Valentine Rose set.
The red is some lightweight card. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 you.
The ribbon is recycled from a baby gift set & the gems have been in my stash forever!
I kept it fairly simple as it is for a 2yr old.
Thank you for stopping by! I'm always happy to see you!

I would like to enter this card in some challenges as listed below

Digis With Attitude! Spring has Sprung
AI Factory Party Animal (That lamb is kicking up it's heels!)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge Anything Goes
Auds Sentiments Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs Spring Theme
Creative Card Crew Spring
Freshly Brewed Designs Cute & Sweet
Simon Says Stamp Card For A Child
Stampin Royalty Spring Has Sprung
A Spoonful of Sugar All Creatures Great & Small
Fairy Fun Fridays Favourite Nursery Rhyme
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Think Spring

Monday 11 April 2011

I'm a bad blogger! A Blog Award & Some new followers too!

Hi all!
I'd like to welcome my latest followers!
Chris who has yummy candy ending tomorrow! See my side bar! 
Rumilina Took a bit of doing but I found a link!YAY!
Alyna sorry, I know you've been around for a bit!
Big waves to you all & thanks for following! I love it that you stopped by!
Do pop over to their amazing blogs & leave a little love when you get a mo!

A while back, the lovely Linda gave me a Liebster Blog Award!
I did thank her at the time but I have been a bit busy of late & never quite got around to posting about it & complying with the rules!
 Thank you again Linda ! I really do appreciate it!

As a recipient of the award, you must do the following:

1. Thank the giver on your blog.  Thanks again Linda ! (Done)

2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you. (Done see above)

3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog. (Done)

4. Reveal your 5 blog picks. (Done, See below!)
Crafty Chris, my latest follower
Alyna, another recent follower
Ann a blog I just came across
Sylvia from Wee Stamps a fellow Edinburger
Carrie another blog I found recently
 5. Let them know you chose them by leaving a comment on their blog. Done!
Enjoy the rest of your Monday evening!

Fluffy Easter Bunnies & Chocolate

Good Morning all! It's Monday, the start of a whole new week & time for another DT card for

This week we were given the Fluffy Bunnies set from Cheri Wenger to use!

Such a cute set I'm sure you'll agree!

This card was inspired by the pansy's & crocuses or croci (whichever takes your fancy) which are in my garden & flower pots at the moment!
(We spent a couple of hours out there in the sun yesterday afternoon, giving it a bit of a spring clean & tidy!)

I used an A6 white card blank for my base.
The papers are from the Spring Collection @ Southfield Staioners, which were given to me to play with & blog about! (Lovely spring colours & excellent quality!)
I cut three panels from the paper, then simply matted those onto some yellow lightweight card. I tied a yellow spotty ribbon from the Papermania Capsule Collection around the bottom one, finishing with a bow!

The image was coloured with trusty promarkers, cut out with a nestie & then placed directly onto the panels!

The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs - Kristina's Sentiment & was cut with a smaller nestie then layered onto a square of the DP & some yellow card. It was stuck down with some foam tape!
I did have some flowers ready to go onto this card but I felt it should stay simple & decided to go with the buttons, also  from the Capsule Collection.
I do hope you like it!
I'm sure you'll be able to join in with our challenge this month! It's always "Anything Goes" at My Grafico
Don't forget to stop by the other DT member's blogs & leave them some love when you get a mo!
I know they love it when you do!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Digi's With Attitude Easter (Mon)
Bee Crafty Easter (Fri)
Little Claire's Any Celebration With a Spring Theme "Easter"
Shannon's Sentiments Use an Animal
Stamping Vacation Special Thing's About April "Easter"
Totally Gorjuss Anything Fluffy
Craftmadfairies Digi Days  Easter
Fuzzy Wuzzy Inspirational, Include an animal
Paper Cutz Bunny Lamb Chicks or Easter Eggs (Bunnies & Easter Egg)
Pattie's Creations Easter or Spring (Easter)
Phindy's Place Easter
Stampin' for the Weekend Easter
Aly’s Sunday Sketch Bunnies Due April 16th
Crazy Challenge Easter Due April 17th
Die Cut Dreams  Easter Due April24th
Pink Paper Paradise Anything Goes Due April 16th
Polly Craft Challenge  Easter Due April 17th
Stamps R Us Challenge  Easter Due April 17th
Woodware USA  Anything goes Due April 17th
ABC DT Challenge Easter

Sunday 10 April 2011

More Candy from Maria

Maria over at Inkymits is soon to celebrate her 1st Blog Birthday on the 8th May!
She is offering up some candy to celebrate!
Pop on over to check it out!
Let her know I sent you!

Carlyann Has Candy

Just been doing a bit of blog hopping & I found that Carlyann of Charisma Cardz & Charisma Cardz Challenges has some sweet sweet candy on her personal blog!

Not one not two but three prize giveaways!
This is just one of them!
Pop on over to check it out for yourself but you'll have to hurry, it ends soon!!

Spring Is In The Air!

Spring Is In The Air over at The Crafty Pad for Challenge #116!
Here is my DT card! 

Our Challenge this week is sponsored by

Who are offering a fab prize of £10 to spend on anything of your choice!
They have templates, digi papers & lot's more too!

This week the lovely boss, Debbie from The Crafty Pad Designs
(where you can buy digi & polymer stamps)
 has asked the DT to use a Window or Wishing Well image.

As I used Windows last week I thought I'd use the Wishing Well this week!
The image is called Boy & Girl at Wishing Well!

I coloured the image with Promarkers as ever & chalked in the sky!
The little girl started with beautiful blonde hair but, as I was a bit heavy handed with my chalks, it turned out green! (lol) She is now a beautiful brunette!
I distressed the edges of the image using a pink Ink It Up inkpad.
The ribbon was a bargain buy from Imag-e-nation!
£1 for a card with 4 or 5 different ribbons!
I made a border using a multi function punch and distressed it with the same pink.
I then matted & layered using lightweight blue card & the lovely Flora papers by Lilly Bimble
My base card is a white scalloped square.

The sentiment is a freebie from Sentiments4you, it was cut out with a scalloped circle nestie & I again distressed the edges with pink . It was mounted on foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.

The flowers and leaves are from Sweetpea Polly's Crafty Things on ebay.
Thank you soo much for stopping by. I do hope you have time to join in with our Spring Challenge over at The Crafty Pad.
Don't forget to stop by the other DT members blogs when you get a bit of time & leave them a little love too!
It's always appreciated!
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges
Make It Colourful Colouring Skies
Crafty Ann's Raise a Smile
Fairy Fun Friday Favourite Nursery Rhyme "Jack & Jill"
Fashionista Friday Spring Is In The Air
Pattie's Creations Easter or Spring "Spring"
Dutch Dare Challenges Spring Has Sprung
The Rubber Cafe Easter/Spring "Spring"

Appeal From a Friend!

Morning all! I've just received an email from a blogging friend & fellow DT member! She's in the process of setting up her own challenge blog & needs a little bit of help!
I'll let you read  for yourself!

"Hi girls,

I have a really big favour to ask of you!
It's to do with my challenge blog.
I'm just 3 people away from reaching my first magical 100 followers. I've been busy this past couple of days organising sponsors so that I can have a special celebration once I reach the 100.
So far I have some fabby companies on board, and I'm going to be able to run my very first challenge of my own with some lovely prizes. :0)
So what I'm asking of you all is this. If any of you don't follow me yet - please can you click on to my blog - - and click on the follow me button, to bring me up to the 100 mark. And also - can you spread the word for me on your own blogs?
I'm going to be advertising on my blog late this afternoon/evening about the celebratory challenge and prizes etc.
Also, I would love for you all to come join me once it is live! :0)
I'm so happy to have reached the 100 mark honestly I can't even put the feeling into words for you all.
Any help you can offer me would be greatly appreciated!
xx "
Pop on over & check out her fabby blog for yourself!