Friday, 26 October 2012

Not Quite What I Was After

 This was another of the Last minute request cards from the other week, I'd mentioned how my son always leaves it to the last minute to ask for a card, well this one wasn't quite what I'd planned but he and the recipient were pleased with it.

A few die cuts, some layers raised on foam, some embossing and inking, some nail heads and a shaped sentiment pretty much completes the card. except for some ribbon, twine and a lovely big button.

I also distressed the sentiment flag and added some inky stitching.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCC42, Not square,
DYSU95, Embossing,
PCJ, Ribbon/twine,
PCC99, Ribbon,button,
House Of Gilli 44, Embossing,
MIM112, Anything goes.
Have a great weekend,
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 25 October 2012

As Simple As It Gets!

Hi there, I had a Birthday at the beginning of the week and have been thoroughly spoilt one way or another!
My Hubbie took me craft shopping before the event and I chose a couple of new Xcut dies amongst my goodies, One of which I used here to create my card blank using one of my other favourites to remove the aperture.
The gorgeous Floral Delights image was coloured oh so quickly using one of my other treats Polychromo pencils. I couldn't believe how much quicker it was than using my beloved Copics, need to get practising though! 

Sorry for the funny colour of the photos, we don't seem to have had proper daylight for days!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
MIM112, Anything goes,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
CIP, Anything goes,
OSAAT136, Digi,
Paperplayers 118, Frames.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ladybug Laurie Needs A P!

Don't you just love Tuesdays? It means that The Ladybugs are on form with a new challenge!
Now, Laurie's just flown back from her holiday somewhere nice and hot, just in time to host the new challenge and what do you think the first thing she said to us was?
That's the name of her challenge theme!
I ask you lol!
So here's what I did for my DT card,if Laurie wants a P, I'll give her six! Can you see them all?
Patchwork, polkadots, patterned papers,pearls, paperpiercing and polychromo pencils! Well,only a touch of the pencils, it was mainly Copics!
The image is one of the original Floral Delights.
I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
OSAAT136, Digi,
TT192, Birthday,
Lollipop 92,Happy Birthday,
MIM112, Anything goes,
CCC24, Stitching.
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 19 October 2012


 Hi all, what a dreadful day it is where I am, horrible,drizzly,dark and miserable! I'm hoping that wherever you are, you have blue skies and sunshine!
Send some my way :)

I'm rather pleased with my offering today, a little bit of a summery feel to it.

 I've not done any bunting for a few posts and as I've recently been awarded the title of
 "Queen Of Bunting"
 by the lovely Kerry, it gave me the kick up the pants that I needed!
I must confess that I just love the look of the hand cut bunting, the last time I added it to a card I used a stamp and I just wasn't so pleased with the look.

I think that hand cut is much easier on the eye. My favourite bit of the card though has to be my patchwork flower,made using some of my favourite paper remnants, I just love it, look out for more of these, they could take over from the bunting lol!  Check out the nailhead peeping out from behind my flower.
I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Penny's 98, Girls,
PSC53A, Birthday,
Anything Goes 78, Make your own embellishments,
Emerald fairies 34, Anything goes,
Bearly Mine 57, Anything goes,
Fashionista 8, Anything goes,
Lollipop 92, Happy Birthday,
MIM111, Anything goes,
CCH130, Make your own flowers.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

A Mini Masterpiece

Yesterday I had planned an evening of craft, ready for me to share several cards using this gorgeous New Digi,
My computer mouse had other plans though,
 the battery went flat so it was late before I was able to get printing out my images,
leaving me only enough time to make the one card.
This tiny 3"x3" card in fact looks better in real life, it doesn't show up here but the fancy xcut frame is raised on foam pads and frames the tiny coloured image perfectly. A touch of glossy accents, some stickles and some nailheads.
Now, I've recently been accused of living in a cave, I hadn't seen nailheads and assumed they'd be, well, that they'd resemble nailheads and be dull and boring.
How wrong was I! They are gorgeous, and if you happen to call by LCI, Kerry is stocking them along with all the other scrummie embellishments.
I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
DOC36, Anything goes,
JDE27, Use 2 dies,
CBLA, Anything goes,
MIM111, Anything goes,
2 Sisters 113, Anything goes,
AGOAC57, Anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Starring Inky Fingers

Hi all, just showing you a quick card for an older teenager.
Rather a lot of inky distressing was involved along with some embossing, some staples and some brads.

A die cut star, folded into shape and inked, a lot of paper piercing with the old pattern making tool, some tape and some string saved from some new clothing tags and the card is completed.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
 Alphabet Challenge, R,recycle,
Craftymess 19, Anything goes,
Crafts And Me 105, Anything goes,
SOS72, Top line Tic,tac,toe,
CMC5, Anything goes,
MIM110, Anything goes,
MIMWKO, Reuse,recycle.
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 12 October 2012

Sweet Sixteen

There's not a lot to be said about this card, I'm afraid it was a bit of a rush job and I'm a bit cross with the fact there is a tiny slither of the white card base peeping out from behind the purple. I never realised until the glue was completely dry, isn't that annoying!

I thought I'd ink up my forever friends bunting from an Easter stamp set, looks ok but I think I'll stick with my usual style of bunting, it's much more dimensional and easier on the eye me thinks!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Crafts and me 105, Anything goes,
DBD56, Anything goes,
DOCB36, Anything goes,
LEJ24, Anything goes,
TTCD39, Anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Tie A Ribbon

There's a new challenge theme at Southern Girls and its Lou's team in the spotlight this fortnight This is the debut for the new members to the team. We have another great theme for this fortnight,
As usual Lou and Trace have come up with some great sponsors, check out the challenge blog for full details!
I've made my DT card using an image from one of the sponsors, Bugaboo, the super cute image is 

As I used the png version of the image I was able to layer two sizes of the image together before colouring using Copics.

I used a piece of acetate to resemble ice and drizzled some threads of "Stickles" to act as skate marks.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
 Anything Goes 77, Animals,
Papertake Weekly, All creatures great and small,
TTT87, Wings,
Forever Friends,Right Hand Vertical line,
MIM, Anything goes,
Robyns Fetish 128, Circles.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

A Delightful TLT Challenge

Morning all, It's my turn to host Totally Ladybug Tuesday this fortnight!
There's a new Digi release today
"Floral Delights Too"
The theme for this fortnight is

I coloured up my gorgeous image,

I embossed my white cardstock using a large dot embossing folder and added a touch of glossy accents to the coloured bugs. 

I thought it would be fun to add the Ladybug from the image to the envelope. This is such an easy thing to do, I just used copy paper to print out the image moving the digi so that it appeared to the bottom right hand side of the sheet. Once this was done I positioned my envelope over the printed image working out where I wanted the bug to be and used masking tape to hold it in place a post it note was then placed over where the rest of the image would print. (It's a good idea to remove some of the sticky from the masking tape so that it doesn't mark the envelope when it's removed, this can be done by simply sticking it to your clothing first so that it picks up a little of the lint)
I have to say that I love this image, I'd hoped to have had time to show you a selection of ways that you could use it, I'll do my best to find time before next Tuesday and add them to a reminder! 

I 'm using my card for the following challenges:-
DVC42, Pink,
CMC5, Happy Birthday,
CYP131, Hip to be square,
Lexis 75, Pink,
MIM110, Anything goes,
JSCB, Down in the garden,
AGOAC56,For the girls.
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 8 October 2012

A Quick Reminder

Here Tomorrow At 9am!
See you there!  :)
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Last Minute Request

What is it with teenagers, why do they leave everything till the last minute! Mine certainly do, today isn't the first time I've been given a last minute request for a card and I'm sure it won't be the last! Of course, like most card creators out there, I've got piles of cards made and ready to go but why is it that there is never a suitable card amongst them to meet the needs. lol!
Anyway, you've probably seen similar cards amongst my posts but the colours here are a bit different for me as apparently my son's friend "isn't into pink!" 
I'm using using this card for the following challenges:-
AGOAC56, For the girls,
Catch The Bug, Anything goes,
Crafty Mess, Anything goes,
Guylous, To die for,
TSM40, Butterflies,birds,bees,
TPFC137, Shapes.
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

A Delightful Poster

Attention all crafters!

Please grab this Poster and add it to your side bar!
The Ladybugs don't want anyone to miss out on the fun! 
Have a great day!!!!
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Across The Ocean

A while back I received a gorgeous package of scrummie crafting goodies from the lovely
 What a sweet lady she is, chances are that we will never meet yet she knows me so well! It was Nancy that introduced me to the idea of layering buttons so it seemed fitting that I should use a couple on the thank you note I sent her.
As luck would have it,the tiny card fitted just perfectly in the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Hexagon Petal Envelope, a die my husband treated me to ages ago but have never yet used. 

I'm using this note and envie combo for the following challenges:-
Papertake Weekly, Anything goes,
TTCRD38, Anything goes,
MIM109, Anything goes.
A quick bit of news before I go, Kerry had a few technical problems during the week of her "Stamp Sale" so to make up for it she has decided to extend for another week! Don't miss out!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by,