Saturday, 5 May 2012

drunken stampers challenge 88

It’s not easy being GREEN With spring in full force and greenery everywhere this was the inspiration for challenge #88. This week’s challenge is GREEN, whether you use greenery, frogs, alligators or anything else that’s naturally green, go for it! OR make a green monochromatic card! Either way it works for this challenge! Come play with us! this is my card for this months challenge
i have used promarkers kraft card blank black card patterned paper black ribbon white card whimsy sentiment stamp digi image nestabilities 2 hat pins 1 flower

Saturday, 28 April 2012

New CYDA challenge 44

Hello and welcome back for a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away.

Thank you to everyone who joined in with Shelley's 'Metal' challenge last time round, so many wonderful entries as usual.

Our last challenge for April (how fast is this year going??) has been set by the lovely Mari and her theme is....


From the smallest ones to the slightly older one's we want to see your creations with just children in mind.

We welcome back the amazing Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor for this challenge

for winner and top 3 pop on over to CYDA
now for my Dt project i decided against making a card this time and instead opted for a bookmark as i am fed up with my daughter folding the corners of the pages over so she can remember where she has read upto

I used
Scalloped circle nestie
Circle nestie
BB big bow sitter
Backing paper
Pink card
white coated paper

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Drunken Stampers I Can See Clearly

hi all and welcome to my first challenge for  Drunken stampers it is challenge 87 and details follow below.

Challenge #87 is to use acetate! Acetate cards are always stunning but sometimes one needs an excuse to make one!

Grab some acetate! Don’t have any? Check out any packaging that your craft or non-craft goodies come in! (Especially that clear clamshell packaging that’s used for everything!)

Then decide if you want to use it for an entire card base, a window, a charm or whatever your imagination decides and come play with us.
this is my dt inspiration for you all. hope you like.

I used
pink card
brown card
nestanilities scalloped circle (to make flower)
sizzix die
border punch

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Drunken stampers

woohoo i have been successful on getting onto another DT over at drunken stampers which is a fortnightly challenge. i have known for a while but due to a few technical difficulties i havent been able to get into their site and wasnt sure whether i would be able to go ahead and be on their team. looking forward to working with the rest of the team and my first challenge with them which will be on the 21st of this month

CYDA challenge 43

hello and welcome to a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away.

We hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter, and we all sure enjoyed looking at the your wonderful Easter entries for Cathy's last challenge. for the random winner and Top 3 pop on over to the CYDA BLOG

This time round Shelley has chosen the theme of.....
As little or as much metal as you wish to use on your project as long as there is some form of metal on your creative piece.
We welcome another new sponsor to CYDA the wonderful Sassy Studio Designs

We do hope you will be able to join us for our 'Metal' challenge. Entries for this challenge close Thursday 26th April 2012 at 18:00.
Have fun and Craft Your Days Away
The CYDA Team

CYDA challenge Metal

i am going to combine this months challenge with something i have made for my sisters birthday from the children. i have printed a birthday message on the back but forgot to photograph it . not sure if it shows clearly enouh but the metal element is the little handba charm to the top of the candle

I used

A candle
Tissue paper
Gorjuss girl image
Coloured with Promarkers
Black ribbon
Black stringed sequins
Jump rings
1 hand bag charm

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Hello and welcome to a new challenge here at Craft Your Days Away.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Gaynor's 'Just for Boys/Men + Buttons' challenge last time round. Loads of fab creations entered, the random winner and Gaynor's Top 3 have been announced over on the craft your days away challenge blog

The lovely Cathy is our challenge setter this time round and with Easter just a week away her challenge for you is quite simply...


I have a feeling a lot of chocolate could be popping up in this one, but whether you want to express your creations on the religious meanings of Easter or make up a wonderful Easter treat we can't wait to see what you all come up with.
We welcome back as our sponsor for this challenge the wonderful Stampfairy who is giving away a $10 gift cetificate

this was my DT project for Craft your days away,

i used


image from stampfairy

12x12 card

nursery rhyme criciut cartridge for the font


white card

Saturday, 17 March 2012

First DT card for Craft Your Days Away

Hello and welcome to my first challenge on the Craft Your Days Away challenge design team, thank you to everyone who joined in with the Mother's Day challenge

The random winner and Top 3 will be announced a little later.

Our next challenge has been set by the lovely Gaynor......... JUST FOR MEN/BOYS + BUTTONS
Love or hate making male themed cards/gifts, the lads still like to receive them so sometimes we just have to get on with it, as hard as it can be for some of us. And don't forget there needs to be at least one button on your creation too!!!

our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Emma who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her online store.

Here is my First DT card for Craft Your Days Away Challenge Blog.

I used
12x12 Kraft card
4 brads
4 buttons
Blue ribbon
Blue card
White card
LOTV image
Papers from First edition
Sentiment stamp from Whimsy Stamps
I will when I get time upload a tutorial as to how I have made this card. It’s not as complicated as it looks.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

something a bit different

This is my entry for the challenge and DT call at the theme is mothers day.

These are 3 cards that i have made using some of the decorated canvasses above. They are very different from what i would normally make, they were made for a friend to give out on mothers day. During a shopping trip we found the mini canvasses in the £1 shop (4 in a pack) and she decided she had to have cards with them on (she is an artist) so the idea sprung from there.

i tried to make each card a little different and all of the images are different

you cant see in the pictures but the frames sit into a recess so that it looks like they are framed properly.

I used

Mini Canvass frames (£1land)
Tim Holts distress inks
Stamps from clarity stamps (i think)
Sentiment stamp from LOTV
Hougie board Black card
White card

Thursday, 8 March 2012


beginning to get the hang of crocheting a little now, though i always seem to end up with one side thats just not straight. to different types of square here, one is justya plain granny square and the other is called arcadia

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Thank you card for my driving instructor

Can't believe that today is the last day of my pass plus driving lessons, i know what is in store too we will be going on and off the motorway at every juction we come to (what fun).

I totally forgot to make Tim (driving instructor) a thank you card. With only 45 mins to make him one after i dropped the kids off at school this is what i came up with.

I Used
2 kraft card blanks
hougie scoreboard
Just ink lined Beetle digi coloured image
Just ink lined P coloured image
Free backing papers from We R memory keepers
(which came free with a magazine)
Tim Holts distress inks
White coated card from Rymans

Monday, 5 March 2012

Brother In Laws birthday card

quite like this card even though its quite simple. i love the image too think it is a pollycraft image i will have to check that out. happy with the colouring again too. just have to master people now. the only thing that does ruin it is my writing on the greeting

I used

White card
Black card
Backing paper (don't know who's sorry)
Pollycraft beer monster image
Letraset fine liner

Saturday, 3 March 2012

So Excited

i have just found out that i have been accepted onto the Craft Your Days Away challenge blog and i am so excited. Can't wait to start with the team. and i am looking forward to the first challenge.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

World book day

Well this seems to have come around really quickly this year. Joe has been adament all year he was going in his policemans uniform as PC Plod from Noddy, only he changed his mind and went as woody from Toy Story.

Rachel as always wanted something different, she considered the genie from aladdin but settles for Repunzal. This meant that i had to make her a nice long plait to add onto her hair. She was also quite specific about what she wanted as a dress.

I spent about an hour monday evening just walking round 2 chairs to get the length of the hair and then probably another hour trying to plait it. Still she was happy with the end result.

Below are some piccies of them this morning.

And Another

This is another entry to the Year of the dragon challenge over at stamping with the dragon using the image from stamping dragon designs

To make this card i used

Blank Kraft card
Bakers twine Image from stamping dragon designs
First edition paper
Whimsy stamp sentiment
Crafters companion spray and shine
Letraset fine liner pen to draw the border round the edge of the card.

My Bling It On DT Card

Here is my shades of lilac birthday Dt Card.

I have used

Paper Shelter image magic bubbles (i trimmed off thearm and the bubbles so it looked like he was blowing a kiss)Tim Holtz weathered clock

Lili Of The Valley papers

Purple Ribbon

Hat PinsPurple Card


Wild Orchid flowers

Whimsy Stamps Stamp (can't remember the name)



First Anniversary challenge

Happy Birthday To Bling it On

Well who could believe it is a year since Bling It On..... challenge blog was launched. It seems like only yesterday!!.

Here are the winners from last month.....

1st prize - Donemark

Top Three
1 - Priyanka
2 - Bethie J
3 - Donemark

And on to this months challenge, well ofcourse it had to be BIRTHDAYS, oh and because Patsi set it and she is obsessed with purples it is also SHADES OF LILAC. So there you go its that easy!

This month we have 2 sponsors...............Lili Of The Valley and also for the first time......
THE PAPER SHELTER who are offering a $20 gift certificate to their store
So what are you waiting for get over to Bling it on and enter your card

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

challenge card

This is my entry to the Year of the dragon challenge over at stamping with the dragonThe image is from stamping dragon designs

The image was coloured with promarkers and then i applied a spray varnish over the top to give it a sheen, i then applied glossy accents to the feet, arms and tip of the tail so that they stood out slightly. To the wings i added frosted lace stickles.

The papers used are from DCWV teen prints paper and pocket full of poses stack.
Flowers all came from wild orchid crafts (i think).

The sentiment is from whimsy stamps and the nesties used are labels but i can't remember which number.

Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink was used around the edge of the nestie to give it it's distressed look

Thanks for looking feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Card for Grandad

from the kids

I Used

LOTV image
Backing papers
Chocolate Brown card
White card
Grandad Peel off
Distress Ink

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentines cards for my 3 Monkeys

All 3 cards use chester from Pollycraft Images. who i have so fallen in love with. Chester is available for quite a few different occasions but i have to say this is my Fav.

The cards are for my 2 kids and my other half.i have tried to give a similar look to all the cards whilst making each slightly different.

I Have Used

Kraft Card blanks
Tim Holts Distress inks
Tim Holts Tickets
Purple Flower
Star Die
Red Confetti Hearts
Different backing stamps

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Really Pleased

with how my colouring is coming along it finally looks like it is being done by a grown up and not a child.

This is what the full card looks like

I Used
Image from teddy bo
Pink buttons
Pink card
White satin ribbon
Backing Papers
Hougie Board

Friday, 10 February 2012

Valentines Masquerade Mask

How chuffed am i , Rachel got disqualified from her school valentine hand made mask competition because they thought it was bought. I thought it looked nice but not that nice. She did help make it too, she designed it, chose the paper and varnished it up to make it shiny. It was supposed to have feathers around the top but even though i ordered them 10 days ago they have not arrived . The bits of dangly stuff were added as a replacement to them.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Welcome to Bling it Ons February challenge,

thank you for all your fab entries into our
new beginnings challenge last month, they were all awesome.

Our winner from last month is
11- Tammy Louise

and the top 3 are:

1 - 83 Gopi Shah
2 - 18 Sue
3 - Joann Sassy Raggedy

Well done to you all top3 dont forget to take your Blinkies
and Tammy Louise please contact Pasti and she'll sort your prize.

Right then onto this months challenge and this month it's Deb's turn
to set the challenge and she has chosen LOVE...

This month we have our regular sponsor of Kenny K who
will give the winner some digi's from his store..

In shock

i have just somehow managed to pass my driving test. I was so nervous. i am now not sure wether i was more nervous before i took my test or after the thought of driving on my own is absolutly terrifying.

anyway look out all myou road users in the manchester area i will soon be on my way

Monday, 30 January 2012

2012 craft retreat in dolgellau

What a great time was had by everyone, there were 4 demos and 4 challenges set. unfortunatly my camera died about 5 mins after arriving but i am hoping to get copies of other retreaters photos.

We all developed an unhealthy obsession to learn to crochet.

The setting was totally idyllic and it only a shame we were there to craft as it looked like a gorgeous area to explore.

Big Thanks to patsy and Shell for organinsing it it was brilliant.

This is the one and only photo that i have at the moment but hopefully more will follow (unfortunatly 2 of the retreaters had left when this was taken)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sneaky Peak

At 2 of the cards i will be demoing at the craft retreat this weekend. more to follow on th eretreat later just thought fore warned is fore armed so to speak. dont worry for the really tricky one there will be instructions.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

sorry it is late but this is my card for this months bling it on challenge

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year Everyone

Wow it is 2012 already, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that 2012 brings you all you wish for!

Before we get on to the first challenge of the New Year, here are the winners from the Christmas challenge. Please grab your badges from the side bar.

Winner - 109 - Carol

Top Three

1 - 170 - Tilly Trotter

2 - 102 - Shelby

3 - 46 - Lynn

This months sponsor is a first for us it is the wonderful Joanna Sheen! Joanna is offering a £10 voucher to the winner.

In honour of the New Year our challenge this month is set by Shell and is NEW BEGINNINGS.

i will be back to put my DT card on later