Thursday 30 August 2012

Sending a Smile

This weeks challenge over at Woodware is "Sending a Smile"
For this cute card I have used two sets of Woodware stamps,  "Farmyard Animals" and the sentiment is from "Peeking Over". Both sets are by Francoise Read.


I used two different sized circle dies by Spellibinders to make the frames for my animals, fussy cut each animal out and then 3d them. Then as always coloured the animals with my fab promarkers. Paper is by Stampin Up. To finish it off I just had to do some faux stitching round the edges !!
Made me smile !!

Would also like to enter:
I Love Promarkers: anything goes
Great Impressions: anything with an animal

Sunday 26 August 2012

Button cards

Thought I'd share my button cards I made yesterday at AMOM Card Club. Christina had lots of ideas
of ways to use buttons on your cards !!  Everyone fell in love with the button birdies !!  So cute and simple !!

And of course I had to use up my bits of leftover pieces of paper and card..........

Check out the AMOM website for all up and coming classes


Who's got wet then ?? 
 My word the rain has been heavy here at times !!

Right on to this weeks challenge at The Crafty Pad.

#185 TWINE

I`m sure you can find some twine lurking in one of those draws !! If so then pop it on your fab project and enter !!

Our fab sponsor is Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher for you !!

The DT's from Team B have some fab idea's for you so please check them out at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog. Also pop in at The Crafty Pad Designs as you will see some new release image's !!

Thursday 23 August 2012

Feeling Fruity ???

Now that got your attention didn't it !!

The challenge over at Crafty Ribbon's is called "Feeling Fruity " So I hunted through my small ( ha,ha) stash of stamps to see what I could find and found a Woodware set designed by Jane Gill called "Ice Cream Parfait" 

My card turned out being very bright and cheerful because of the fab little cherries which are included in the set, which I've used to stamp the top and bottom borders. The main images are three ice creams in dishes of which two I have used. Some really fun sentiments are also included so please do check them out !!

As usuall I've coloured in with promarkers and used glossy accents on the glass dishes and 3D the middle ice cream. Then used some fabby spotty read ribbon to finish the card off !!

Pop over to Crafty Ribbon's to check out the challenge and they are also having a DT Call which you might be interested in as well !!

Would like to enter:
Crafty Ribbons: feeling fruity
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: summer
By The Cute And Girly: fruity

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Knobby Gnomes !!

I`m not kidding,  Knobby Gnomes is the name of the Stampin Up set of stamps I have made this card with !!

This is the sketch I used from Simply Stampin challenge

 I know I say I love most of the time,  but I really do love gnomes !!  And there are some great characters in this set and some fun little elements.
The paper and punch are also from Stampin Up and I have used promarkers to colour the images. I fussy cut the flower and leaves and mushrooms. It's a bit hard to read the verse, but it reads,

Good friends are like rare books
hard to find, precious and few.
I'm glad I have a friend like you.

Would like to enter:
Simply Stampin: sketch
Just Some Lines: lots of layers
Speedy and Friends: friendship

Monday 20 August 2012

I had to share this.......

I have no political view,  just a humane one...

He is a Chief Master Sergeant in the USAF serving in Afghanistan
As high as you can go in enlisted ranks (E-9)
Wouldn’t it be fitting if this went completely around the world!
John Gebhardt’s wife, Mindy, said that this little girl’s entire family was executed.
The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head…but they failed to kill her.
She was cared for in John ‘s hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan.
The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.
He is a real Star of the war, and represents what the combined service is trying to do.
This, my friends, is worth sharing. Go for it!! You’ll never see things like this in the news.
Please keep this going.
Nothing will happen if you don’t, but the world needs to see pictures like this and needs to realised that what we’re doing over there is making a difference.
Even if it is just one little girl at a time.

God Bless you Cheif Master Sergeant Gebhardt.

Originally shared from: Harry Briden tumblr blog, who

Little Gem

I am a dog lover as most of you know,  well I love all animals !!  So I couldn't resist this cute stamp by

I really am trying to get geared up for Christmas and I think this little Christmas rocker card is a good start.

I've used a Spellbinders die to cut the beaded circle round Little Gem and a Cuttlebug  die to cut the big snowflakes. I hate loose glitter so always used Stickles to add sparkle !! Good old promarkers to add a bit of colour !!

Would like to enter:
A Gem Of A Challenge: animals ot teddies
Delightfull Challenges: punches and dies
Moving Along with the Times: anything but a square
Passion For Promarkers: shaped cards
Craft Your Days Away: anything goes

Sunday 19 August 2012

To Die For......

Anyone else HOT !!!!!!!!
Well it's a good reason to stay indoors and craft !!

#184 Challenge at The Crafty Pad has been chosen by Dawn and it's called,

"To Die For"

All you need to do to enter is get going with your die's or punches !!
We have two sponors with two fab prizes for you.

Our first sponsor is Creative Craft World with a £5 voucher to spend online

Our second fab sponsor is Letraset with 5 Neutral Promarkers

Team A's turn this week to inspire you so that includes me and for my card I have chosen to use Moorag and Friends

I love all the Moorag images and decided to use the coloured version and one of the sentiments.
I used one of the spellbinders dies to layer the image up and  a Cheery Lynn die for the swirls. To make my flower I used an EK Success six petal flower punch, punched out four flowers, embossed them using a cuttlebug folder and then formed it into a rose shape. I also embossed  a white bachground layer.

See, it is possible to make a very girly card even with cows on the front, if you know what I mean........

The rest of the team have some more great designs to show you over at The Crafty Pad Blog so check them out and why not have a look over at The Crafty Pad Designs for some fab images !!

Would also like to enter:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: emboss
Sweet"n"Sassy: 3D flower embellishment
Delightful Challenges: punches and dies
Little Red Wagon: dog days of summer, any animal
Simon Says Stamp: animal antics
Ladybug Crafts ink TNT Challenge: summer fun

Thursday 16 August 2012

Get Well Soon

The challenge this week at Woodware is "Paper Piecing" which I love doing because I love fussy cutting as you know !!

I`ve used a WS Designs teacup template to make my card and the stamps are  Artemio- Fleurs. The papers are by Wild Rose Studio called Bella. The sentiment tag is from a Woodware set called Tiny Greetings & Tags. You can't really see very well on my photo, but I have stamped the backgound stamp from the Fleurs set on the teacup to add texture and then used a cosmic shimmer mica powder to give some texture.

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Postie's been !!

and delivered this to me this morning.......

I was the winner of Dawn's fab mystery blog candy and WOW what a fab blog candy it is !! Everything I love and will have great fun playing with it all !!  Pop over and check Dawn's blog out and all her fab creations and say hello while you're there  !!

Thanks ever so much Dawn......

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Happy Birthday Geoffrey !!

Spent today at my sister-in-laws for a crafty day with her and friends. Today is also my nephew's birthday who is 27 !!  Geoffrey had just got home from work and we had waiting for him a muffin with a candle in !!

After a quick change he opened his cards , well not you know I had made it, but did it go with me , NO !!   

 Geoffrey has Aspergers Syndrome and enjoy's life !!

Happy Birthday Geoffrey !!

Walter and Winnie

Don't know why, but I love owls !! And Walter and Winnie are two very cute owls from Willow Designs. Do pop over and have a look as there are loads of other cute images !!
I had a few images in my stash, so thought I would enter Willow Sketchie Challenge this week using this one. This is the sketch,

And this is my card and I've turned the sketch upside down,

Super cute me thinks !!

Sunday 12 August 2012

Summer Vacation

Sadley thats not me having a summer vacation now or in the new furture, but it is our theme chosen this week at The Crafty Pad by Rachel 


We want to see something relating to a" traditional " holiday on your creations. To get some inspitarion then check out what Team B have for you this week and see what fab images from The Crafty Pad Designs  they have used !!

Our fab sponsor is Crafty Individuals with this even more fab prize !!

Now you must want to have a go to win this lovely lot !!

Wednesday 8 August 2012


I am really chuffed with my CAS card I made last night for my Nephew's Birthday !!
Anyone who knows me,  knows I have alot of trouble with keeping it clean and simple !!

The stamp set I have used is a Woodware set called "Male Relatives" by Francoise Read.  The challenge this week at Woodware is "Black and White with a Pop of Blue" so check it out and why not play along !!

Would also like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments: clean and simple 
Here Comes The Boys: boys toys
365 Cards: CAS
Cute Card Thursday: Clean and simple

Tuesday 7 August 2012

For One Week Only !!

Usually at The Crafty Pad we would be releasing some new images, but we thought it would be nice to have a change and give you peeps some bargains instead !!

For one week only you are getting a whopping 30% off  10 different digi images of Debbie's
New Baby Set
 All the Team have some great samples to show you using these fab images, so plaese pop over to The Crafty Pad Blog and check them all out !!

I had a play with Just Ted With Flowers and Daisy Chains of Summer Circular Sentiment and made this cute fold out card !!

I printed off Just Ted several times and umpteen times the flower and leaves  (lost count on them) !! The images were then all coloured in with promarkers. Next fussy cut all the flowers and leaves and placed them as seen on my card. Added white faux stitching round most of the edges to finish off.

Want to see more, then pop over to see what the girls have made with the other fab images over at The Crafty Pad Blog !!

Would like to enter:
Great Impressions: walk on the wild side
Crafty Calendar: teddy bear's parade option extra lots of layers
Sweet 'n' Sassy: beary special

Sunday 5 August 2012

Show Some Metal !!

Well girls and boys you are going to have fun with this one !!
Sunday again and its time for our next weekly challenge at The Crafty Pad.
Our teamie Helen got to choose this week's theme for challenge

#180 "Show Some Metal"

You could be inspired by the Olympics which are in full swing by using the colours of the medals, gold, silver and bronze.  Or any other colours !!  We just want to see some metal on your fab creations be it wire, beads, brads, charms etc !!

Our lovely sponsor this week is
 With 3 free digi's
Our very lovely second sponor is
With 3 single free digi's !!

So it's Team A's turn to get you inspied which icludes me.  The girls have some wonderful projects to show !!
 Now it's amazing what you can do with a few Coke cans.....
  I chose to play with
 "Butterflies with Verse and Borders" and as you can see decided to go for the FULL metal look !!
The flowers have been die cut from the Coke can, embossed and then painted bronze and glittered with bronze stickles. The background is made from strips of the can which I have also embossed and left silver. The butterflies have been printed on card and then painted and glittered in the same bronze colour.

Now you really have to see what the other teamies have been upto so pop over to The Crafty Pad and check them out !!  We also have a new Team member "Tina" who is starting this week, so please say hello as well to her !!

 Would like to enter:
Clearly Inspired: things with wings
Paper Play: layer it up
Divas by Design: flowers
Inky Impressions: embossing
My Time To Craft: fantasy
Dream Valley Challenges: die cuts and punches
Pile It On: add some metal
That Craft Place: things with wings

Friday 3 August 2012

Shrink Plastic Fun !!

Anyone who has used shrink plastic knows what fun it is to use !! From watching in horror as it curls up and then unfolds into a mini master piece to chasing it about trying too shrink it in the first place!!

You either love it or hate it !!

I for one love playing with it and jumped at the chance when I found out that Woodwares challenge this week is Shrink Plastic !!

Just cut 2" x 2 1/2" pieces of white shrink plastic to make each banner flag and used Sakura glitter pens to make the patterns with. Punched two large holes at the top of each flag and then shrank.  The owl and sentiment are from the Woodware set called "Wizardry" by Francoise Read.

The team at Woodware have some fab creations to show you using shrink plastic, so please pop over and have a look !!

Would like to enter:
Crafty Ribbons: seeing spots and dots
Scrapbook Sisters: things with wings
 LEJ Designs: mystical, magical or mysterious

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