Wednesday 28 November 2012

New Release !!

Now you guys must pop over to the

 to check out the first new release stamp called 

" Jasmin Celebrations "

Jasmin is all ready to party for any occassion and on my card it's a Birthday Party !!

There will be TWO more new release stamps showcased on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog by the team over the next couple of days so keep popping in and leave a comment now and then as when we reach 


someone will be winning a mystery package !!

Check out what fab design cards the rest of the team have come up with using Jasmin now !!

Would like to enter:
Creative Card Crew: anything goes
The Squirrel And The Fox: anything goes

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Red, White and Green

This weeks challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs is


And up for grabs

I know I'm a GDT, but all the images at Crafty Sentiments Designs are fabulous !!

Flora with Flowers is one of those images

She is one of the manga style images and can be found HERE

I decided not to make a christmas card, but an anytime card with Flora.

I have just done a lot of matting and layering using paper from Trimcrafts Pepper's Christmas Party paper pack and die cut a few sparkles and then coloured Flora with promakers.  Just love her big eyes !!  To finish off I crinkled some ribbon with a heat gun to make my bow.
Do you know about


Then pop over now for more inspiration from the team  !! 
 While you're there become a follower and leave a comment now and then because when we reach
someone will recieve a wonderful mystery package !!

Would like to enter:
 Joanna Sheen: anything goes
One Stitch At A Time; fabric, ribbon or lace
Cute Card Thursday; girls only
Divas By Design: use 2 or more patterned papers
Moving Along With The Times: lets go dotty

Monday 26 November 2012

Sunday 25 November 2012

Spooky Owl

Who else is not enjoying this wet and windy weekend ??

Well why not get yourself a nice hot cuppa and some chocky biscuits and create something for our challenge at Robyn's Fetish this week !!


Our sponsor this week is

With a $10 voucher to spend online

For my card this week I have used one of our sponsors image's called Spooky Owl Silhouette
and RED as my other colour.

I ended up making a very thought provoking card I think as the image is so peaceful...

You can't see, but I have decoupaged the image three times. The first layer is the whole image, the second the moon and owl and the third just the owl. I've toned down the background round the moon with a black ink pad and drew a wavy line to edge it. Again you can't see in my photo that I have hilighted some of the tree with stickles to make it sparkle a bit.

The Robyn's Fetish girls have loads more to showcase for you on the challenge blog so please have a look at

 Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog 

 and please if you can leave a comment so we know you have called . Better still join in the challenge you never know you might be a winner !!

Would like to enter:
Crazy 4 Challenges: put a bow on it
Cards Galore: silhouettes
Crafts 4 Eternity: midnight magic
Delicious Doodles: something that flies
Crafts and Me: circles

Whopeeee made Top 3 at Crafts 4 Enernity !!
Thanks girls !!

Harry & Hilly

Good morning to all !!

Time again for another challenge at The Crafty Pad and this week its our Pauline's turn to set the challenge theme


You can really go to town with glitter !!
  I hate the stuff and only use stickles as you may have notice , but I know you lot out there loves it so this is the challenge for you !!

Our lovely sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen with
 a £10 voucher to spend online.

Team A's turn to try and give you some inspiration which includes me.

For my card this week I have used the fab
 Crafty Pad Designs digi of Harry & Hilly on Toadstool 
and one of the circle christmas sentiments

Now when I say I hate glitter I mean loose glitter, but I love the effect glitter gives you and as you can see I have used just a bit... well rather a lot actually !!

Cut the snowflakes with my cricut and the swirls using a marianne die and then covered with diamond stickles. Coloured Harry & Hilly with promarkers, then some ribbon top and botton with a bow at bottom. There you have it......a sweet pair of christmas hedgehogs !!

Be sure to check what other creations the rest of Team a have for you over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and get that glitter flowing !!

Would like to enter:
Paper Creator's Crafts; all about christmas
Crafty Ann's: birds &/animals( no insects or people)
Wag's n' Whiskers: christmas
Crafty Creations: christmas is coming
Fashionista Challenge: blue christmas
Little Claire's: christmas

Monday 19 November 2012

Sunday 18 November 2012

Make It Vintage !!

Well I for one love the vintage look and guess what.....

Our challenge #134 this week at Robyn's Fetish is

Our lovely sponsor is " A Day For Daisies " with a super prize of $12 to spend online.

For my vintage card I have used one of A Day For Daisies images called Vintage Grass Hopper

Mr grass hopper has been paper piece and coloured with promakers. I first printed him onto a piece of craft card and then inked and distressed the edges. Then I got to play with my frantage which is a mixture of embossing powders and glitters and all sorts of things which gave me a snowy effect !!

The papers are from a pad called Joyful Peace by G.C.D and as you can see I have distressed all the edges of these as well. Made three folded roses which take a while to get to grips with, but well worth the effort I think !! They 're one of those things, the more you do the better you get !! Just finished off with a piece of fab lace.

You must pop over and see what fab creations the rest of the team have for you over at Robyn's Festish Challenge Blog !!

Would like to enter:
Paper Crafting Journey: anything goes
Paper Play; paper piecing
Southern Girls: christmas project
LEJ Designs; seasons greeting

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Christmas !!

I hope you guys are now really into your christmas card making !!

The challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Design is 


Easy peasy or what !!

I decided to make a christmas tag this time, but not in your usual colours !!

This cute little snowman image is called " Birdhouse Snowman " and can be found HERE

 The tag background was coloured using two distress inks. I then coloured a piece of white card with a lilic promarker for my layer behind the image and to die cut the snowflakes. Then coloured a small piece of white card with a pink promarker to die cut some smaller snowflakes to mat on top of the larger lilic ones.  The holly swirls were cut using a Cheery Lyn die. I  never like bare edges so I nearly always have to do some faux stitching to finish off !!

You'll find loads of fab christmas images in the Crafty Sentiments Designs store and some more great projects from the DT's waiting for you over at the Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge Blog !!

Have fun !!

Would like to enter:
Whoopsi Daisy: pastel colours
Joanna Sheen: cold and frosty
Crafty Calendar: wrap up warm for winter optional use string, fibres ,twine.
Crimbo Crackers: snowmen or ladies
Paper Play: snowflakes

Sunday 11 November 2012

Anything Goes !!

How quickly a week flies by.....

It's time already for another challenge at

Challenge # 133 is nice and easy......


 This week Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More will be giving a prize of 


You'll be spoilt for choice when you pop over and have a look at all the fab images Roybn's Fetish Digital And More have instore online !!

I really can't believe Christmas is so close,  so when I saw Robyn's fab image called "Putting Up The Tree" I just knew I had to use it for one of my christmas cards !!

Isin't he cute !!

Just had to 3d this little fellow and used lots of stickles on his hat and for the snow. And wellies just have to shine so glossy accents was used on them !! Just a simple, but jolly fun christmas card !!

Lots more fab samples to be seen by the rest of the team over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and who knows if you enter you might be the winner !!

Would like to enter:
Southern Girls: christmas projects
Whimsy Inspirations; traditional christmas colours
Stamping Sensations; traditional christmas

Cake !!

Now I wonder how many of you rushed over to see what cake it is !!
Well its my turn to set The Crafty Pad Challenge theme and I expect you are all fed up with making your christmas cards so the challenge theme is



Nice and simple, just make sure there is cake somewhere on your creations !!

The Stamping Boutique is our fab sponsor with a prize of 3 free digi's of the winners choice !!

This week the DT's from Team A have been playing with some fab images from The Stamping Boutique and mine is called "Birthday Bunny"

The cute paper is by Wild Rose Studio and called Strawberry Picnic. I've done lots of matting and layering on my card and I haven't made any rolled flowers for such a long time so had to make three of them in the matching paper !! The bunting is cut from one of the paper's as well. The sentiment is one of The Crafty Pad Designs and can be found HERE. As usual all has been coloured with promarkers !!

Want more inspiration ???  

Then check out what the rest of the DT's from Team A have for you over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog !!

Would like to enter:
Clearly Inspired: critters
Charisma Cardz: feeling blue
Happy Campers: use bright colours
Divas By Design : cute
Inky Impressions: birthday

Saturday 10 November 2012


Thought I would share this lovely  LO with you today.

Scrap club at AMOM,  we always have a monthy challenge and Octobers challenge was to pick randomly from a pile of torn out pages which Christina had torn from a magazine called Scrap365 and then scrap lift that page !!

This is the page I got

And this is my scrap lift of a design by Katie Fox

Chocky was my last bun who passed away a few years ago now, but he was gorgeous !!

The papers I have used are from a collection called Tail Waggers & Cat Nappers by Bella BLVD.
The flowers were made using a Sizzix die cut from a piece of card I coloured with a promarker. My title and bunnies were also cut from the same piece of coloured card and cut on my cricut.

Thursday 8 November 2012

New release stamps !!

Today is very exciting as

have 6 new release stamps for you available from the 10th Nov !!

The DT's will be previewing two of the new stamps each day for the next three days over at

And you could be winning 3 of the new stamps for yourself !!

Just pop over to

 and become a follower and leave a comment on each days preview post !!

 The new release stamp I have used is called " Rose's Pear Tree"

I've used two coasters to make this cute hanging calendar. Rose has been coloured in with promarkers and I have decoupaged some of her to give a 3d effect.

So now pop over to

and check out what the other DT's have done with Rose and the second new release stamp called " Autumn Leaves" !!

Would like to enter:
Divas By Design: cute
Passion For Promarkers: in the garden
Crazy 4 Challenges: anything but a card

Woohoo my calendar made Top 5 at

Monday 5 November 2012

Pretty card

I'm not usually known to make pretty cards, but I love this one I made last night !!

It came about because I was invited to a new crafty friends home yesterday and I had a smashing time drinking tea and eating sandwiches and talking about craft and life in general !!  Nicole was also very kind to share some of her crafty stash with me and last night I just had to try out the fab Marrianne die and Sizzix embossing folder to make this thank you card for Nicole and her hubby  !! 

The fab pink colour is one of Tim Holtz distress inks called Picked Raspberry which I have just bought.

Would like to enter:
Crafty Catz: add texture
Fab'n'Funky: die cuts and punches
Poodles Parlour; thanksgiving or thank you
Card Mania: embossing
The Paper Girls: thank you

Cards For A Man

Well girls and boys our challenge is now on !!

This is really funny for me, but our lovely sponsor is

With a prize of 3 single digi's of the winners choice


1 digi set and 1 single digi (excluding personalized book)

It's a super prize to win  !! As you know I am a DT for Debbie at The Crafty Pad Designs and can say the images are a joy to work with !!

Men can be a nightmare to make cards for so the team have loads of inspiration for you over at

Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog !!

Here is my bit of inspiration for you...

Not a car, ship or aeroplane in sight !! But a fun card for any boy or man in your life !!

I`ve use a Crafty Pad Design image called " Hot Dog Stand " And me being me I just had to decoupage some of it up !! The image was coloured in using promarkers and I have used glossy accents to 3D the hot dogs sign at top.

Would like to enter:
Allsorts; for men only
My Mum's Craft Shop: bold and bright

Sunday 4 November 2012


So sorry to tell you, but we have had to postpone our challenge this week at Robyn's Fetish


This is the message you will find on our challenge blog:

Hello to all our followers
Thanks for stopping by today, if you have come for the Sunday Challenge.
Afraid we have a slight delay this week. 
Also the announcing of last weeks winners.

As most of you are aware off, the severe weather in USA has caused some problems.

We are hoping the challenge will be up and running soon, please check each day for news.

Thanks for understanding and hopefully normal service will return very soon.

Best regards from all,

 Robyn, Susan and
the Ladies of the Design Team at Robyn Fetish Challenge.

Anything Goes !!



Is our challenge for you at The Crafty Pad this week chosen by our Leesa !!

All we ask is ONLY three entries per person please  !!

The girls from Team B have some smashing projects to show you this week so please pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and check them out !!

Our sponsor this week is Digital Downloads

With £10 to spend online !!

 Have fun !!

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