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