Saturday 30 June 2012

A bit of summer sunshine

We're off to a lovely sunny start here in Scotland but I'm not sure how long we've got before it will be back to the thunderstorms and rain which have been with us for the last week! Doesn't matter too much to me as I'm off to work for the next 7 days on the trott but I do feel sorry for all the tourists and the school kids who are now on their summer holidays. The card I'm sharing today is how I'd like the next few weeks to be - hot, sunny and ice cream weather! 
The fun papers are by Cosmo Cricket, image is Molly & Booboo by Mayzyart avaiable from the Etsy shop here and coloured with Promarkers. I've used some old ribbon from my stash and some brads that have been around for ages - I think they're from Papermania but I can't be sure about that.

Entering the following:
Fab 'n' Funky - Cute & Girly
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches/dies
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Ice cream
Creative Card Crew - Easy As 1-2-3
Deep Ocean Challenge - Welcome Summer
LEJ Designs - Summer's Here
Paper and Such Design Snips & snails & puppy dogs tails
Sassy Cheryl's - Summer 
Totally Papercrafts - Use a Digi Image

Wednesday 27 June 2012

The final 16th

Today's card is the last of the 3 16th birthday cards I have done for one of my colleagues at the library, this one was for her daughter Melissa who is having a Big Fat Gypsy themed birthday party and will be wearing a corset and tutu outfit. I really had to scour the internet for a digi image to suit and eventually found this one by Make it Crafty, I needed to cut off the back of her long ruffled skirt but other than that the image was perfect for my card. I coloured the image with promarkers and added some stickles to the ruffles on her skirt. I used some chipboard letter which came free with this month's copy of Home made magazine and used Glossy Accents to add a generous sprinkle of glitter strands for extra sparkle.

Entering this for the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion Happy birthday 
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything goes 
Hooked on Crafts - All that glitters
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes 
Victorine Originals - Birthday/happy everything
Love to Create - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Always anything goes 
The Squirrel & the Fox - Make it sparkle 

Thursday 21 June 2012

Another sweet sixteen

It has been a little bit hectic here for the past week - preparing for craft sessions at work, making metres & metres of bunting for my sister’s ‘Big Birthday party’ which is happening at the weekend, clearing our attic which started as a small job but turned into a much bigger one when Neil got involved (!) and tidying, making beds etc for other sis and neice coming to stay for the weekend. Doesn't leave a lot of time for crafting but I have someow managed to finish off a couple of new monkeys and a piggy for the shop and fit in some commisioned cards.
Summer is the theme for today’s new challenge at Charisma Cardz and I have made the second of three 16th birthday cards needed by a colleague as this week’s dt project. The image is Kenny K and was coloured with Promarkers.

Challenges I’m entering:
Bearly Mine Flowers
Celebrate the Occasion Welcome summer
Digital Tuesday Tag it
The Stamping Boutique Jump in to summer
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, girls, girls
Lexi's Creations - Happy Birthday 
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - Teenagers  
Crafty Ann's - It's a girl thing 

Friday 8 June 2012

New challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days

My card today is for the Cardmadfairy's Digi Days challenge where the theme for the next two weeks is Father's Day or something masculine, and as I have no need of a Father's day card nowadays I've just gone for a masculine one. I used the digi stamp Henry for my card (find him here) and coloured the image with my Letraset Tria markers adding Frayed Burlap Distress ink to the edges of my cardstock, the backing papers are Basic grey and the sentiment was computer generated. The string is recycled and the metal charm is from a set my sister gave me at Christmas.

Entering the following:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Male card
Paper Crafting Journey - Handcoloured image
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch* and/or animal antics
Card Cupids - Animals
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent  Anything goes and/or Metal (Recycled string)
Through the Craftroom Door - Distressing
Crafting for all Seasons Many layers
Bearly Mine - How Charming
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Father's Day or Masculine

Thursday 7 June 2012


Apologies for being such a bad blogger recently, I've been very busy making sock monkeys since setting up my new online shop but loving that they are proving so popular :o) Here are some of the latest additions:

Now for the point of today's post, it's my design team card for this week's new challenge at Charisma Cardz where the theme this time is Travel. I have used a Gorjuss stamp and combined it with a Stampin Up image of the Eiffel Tower. I coloured my Gorjuss stamp with Promarkers and used chalks to make a soft sky behind the images. The papers are from a set by Cosmo Cricket and the sentiment was from a free set which I got with Homemade magazine a month or two ago.
We are sponsored this week by Simon Says Stamp and Pink Cat Studio so pop on over to Charisma and enter the challenge for your chance to win!


Entering these challenges:
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes 
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Paper Pretties - Use bling  
Amusing Challenges - Anything goes 
Quirky Crafts - Feature something you'd see in the sky 
Craftymess - Fantasy 
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes 
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Birds
Whimsy Inspiration Things with wings
Desert Island Crafters - Choose 3 or more from the list - 6, 9 & 10
Lia Stampz Challenge Things with wings
Oozak - 2 patterned papers and at least one embellishment