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Thursday 30 May 2013

Fantasy time at Natalie and Amy

Good morning all. It’s the end of May already and time for another challenge at Natalie and Amy’s
This month the theme is ‘Fantasy’ and is hosted by Natalie herself.

As usual the prize for this month is a £15 gift voucher to spend in the store.

There are lots of gorgeous stamps that will fit this theme in the shop but I chose ‘Captain Hook’ from Kraftin Kimmie for my DT card.
I love this stamp and think it has loads of potential.

I used a plain 6 x 6 card blank
The image as always is coloured with Promarkers.
The fantastic papers are from Lady Sirens Collection over at her Etsy shop.
The shells, hessian and charms are all from my stash.
The sentiment was made on the PC using a freebie banner from the internet – sorry can’t remember where from.
Have fun with this challenge.

Happy Campers  Use Metal
Creative Craft Challenges  For The Fellas
Tuesday Throwdown Inspired By Your Favourite Book ( Peter Pan)
Love to Create Bookmark, Book or Reading ( Peter Pan)
Melonheadz Friends Challenge -  Father's Day and/or Male-inspired
Fitztown Challenge -  Anything Goes

Here come the boys

Good morning all, I hope everything is well with you all.
It's Thursday again and we have a new challenge at CRAFT this week.
The theme for this week is 
Fathers Day / Male 

Our Sponsors this week are

I have really been struggling this week to find my inspiration- my mojo seems to have gone on holiday so my card for this week is not one I am thrilled with.

The image is ‘It’s your day by Karen’s Doodles

The base layer paper is my own design incorporating Warwickshire County Cricket Clubs logo and team colours because this card is for my husband who is a member of the club.
The other papers were freebies that I found ages ago on the internet, sorry I don’t remember where.
The buttons and bakers’ twine are from my stash.
The image as always is coloured with Promarkers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Brown Sugar –- Father's Day
QKR Stampede –One for the Boys
Hiding in my Craft Room -  Father's Day
My Sheri Crafts  Father's Day
Paper Creator's Crafts Anything Goes
613 AvenueCreate Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
Here Come theBoys - Must have Buttons (ends 31st May)
Lacy Sunshine must have hand coloured image - Always Anything Goes
clearlyistamp - fathers day
Fitztown Challenge -  Anything Goes
Enjoy the challenge 

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Shape It Up with The Paper Shelter

  • Good morning peeps I hope you are all in the best of health. 

    Today as always on Wednesday's sees a new challenge at 

    As always if you use a Paper Shelter Image available here, you will be in with a chance of winning an amazing $30 voucher to spend in the store.

If you win using any other image you win 3 digis of your choice from the shop.
So with prizes like this on offer, why not have a go?

The theme this week is  
Shape It Up or Easel Card

This means that you have the option of creating a shaped card or if you feel more comfortable, creating an easel card.
My card for this challenge is a shaped card using the gorgeous 

My mojo seems to have left for a summer holiday so this week I am really struggling to get inspired so I really don't feel I have done this beautiful image justice this week.
The shape was made using one of my Spellbinder Grand dies.
The papers are from Stamping All Day.
The Paper forming the background to the stamp is from Bearly Mine Designs.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The ribbon is from my stash.
The larger  swirl was made using a Doo Hickey Die.
The smaller swirl and butterflies  were made using Marianne dies.
The sentiment is from LOTV.

Bearly Mine Challenges  Colour Challenge*
Deep Ocean Challenge Ribbons and/or Laces 
Die Cuttin' Divas , must include a Die-cut Shape Card
Party Time Tuesdays  Anything Goes + DT Call
Passion For Promarkers Challenge  Add Ribbon/Lace or Twine
Sweet Stamps  Flowers
Through The Craft Room Door  Always Anything Goes
Created With Love -  - At least 3 Layers
Digi Makeover Challenge -  must use digi - Anything Goes
 Fitztown Challenge -  Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes

Have fun!

Monday 27 May 2013

Photo Inspiration at Incy Wincy

Good morning all. I hope you are making the most of the Bank Holiday Weekend weather. Today over at Incy Wincy Designs we have a brand new challenge for you.
This week we would like to see projects inspired by this photo

Isn’t it gorgeous? Plenty of scope there. You can use the theme of the photo, the colours or take an aspect of the picture such as the mountains or lake. The choice is yours.

If you are stuck for inspiration just check out our DT blogs and look at their fantastic projects.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and the prize on offer is 7 digi stamps.

For my card I used ‘Scene it Ladybird’ from Bugaboo.

As always the image is coloured using Promarkers.
The base layer is a freebie paper from Barely Mine Designs.
The two other layers are from
Katie Pertiet –  Botanical Notebook no 7 here
The deep lace is from Hobby craft and the strip across the middle was made using another freebie from Barely Mine Designs.
The flowers are from Wild orchid crafts and the butterfly border was made using a Tonic Border Punch.
The individual butterflies were made using Marianne Dies.

     I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Addicted toStamps and More -  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me -Lots of Layers
Creative Belli - Flowers
Digistamps 4 Joy - Spring (2nd week)
Fab 'n' Funky -  Ribbon/Lace
Flutterby Wednesdays -  Sketch*
I love Promarkers -  Must use Promarkers - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Use Lace
Digi Haven –Butterfly Challenge
Fitztown Challenge -  Anything Goes

Have a great Bank Holiday and enjoy the challenge.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Colour Challenge at CRAFT

Good morning all, I hope your week has been going well as we head towards another bank holiday weekend. It’s time once again for a new challenge over at CRAFT and this week as always we have some fantastic sponsors.

QKR Stampede                 Digital Delights

This week we have a colour challenge for you


For my card this week I used this gorgeous image from
QKR stampede called ‘Old Car’.

I just love this stamp and can see endless possibilities for it from bridal car to retirement.
The image as always is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are a combination of several sets:
Trains, Planes and Automobiles from Crafts U Print - here
Travelogue from Rasberry Road - here
Vintage Papers for Men from Stamping All day - here

So come on and join the fun. If you are struggling for inspiration – check out the rest of our talented DT projects.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Artistic Inspirations Cards for Men
I love Promarkers    Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - #80 Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs Song inspired ( Chitty Bang Bang)
Crafts and Me  lots of layers
One Stop Craft  Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner  Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of your day and the forthcoming holiday weekend.

Monday 20 May 2013

Metal Mania

Good morning all, can you believe it is Monday again already?
Over at Incy Wincy Designs, we have a brand new challenge.

This week we are sponsored by 

The theme for this week's challenge is 
Metal Mania
We would like to see something metal on your card, or an image that contains something made from metal.
You could add brads, eyelets, charms, metal embellishments, use silver ink or alternatively choose an image with a wheel barrow, watering can, car or other objects made3 from metal.
If you need inspiration, check out the amazing projects created by the INCY WINCY DT

For my card this week I chose

I added a metal golf ball brad – ebay.
Golf bag and clubs charm – ebay
The golfing paper was free from Free Craft Downloads.
The Happy Birthday Paper was one of the Nitwit sets.
The image was coloured with Promarkers and Flex markers.
The leather ‘string’ was from Hobby Craft and is great for boy cards.

We are looking forward to stopping by to look at your creative talents.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafts and Me - Use a digi
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Recipe...1 image, 1 sentiment, 2 pattern papers, 3 embellies
Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too -  - Anything Goes
Kenny K`s Krafty Krew - World Best Dad/Man 
That Craft Place Makes for Men
Artistic Inspirations

Sunday 19 May 2013


Good afternoon all, it is very rare for me to post on a Sunday, but today I made a card that was commissioned by my boss for her sister's birthday. 

Recently she showed me this photograph of her and her sister which I have used as the focal point of the card. Anyone in their fifties and sixties will recognise the parted on the side decorated with a bow hairstyle.

Everyone woman I know of this age has a photo sporting the exact same hair style!

The papers are from the Katie Pertiet set Blue line Botanical here and is a set I have used over and over again. 
The pearls I bought about two and a half years ago.
The seam binding was from Create and Craft ages ago
The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are always in my stash.
The charm was from ebay over a year ago now.
The swirls were made using my trusty Doo Hickey die – I love this swirl! 

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Cupcake Craft Lots of Layers
Pretty Little Ribbon -   (May) Lace
Tammy's Scrapin Corner  - Ribbon & Lace
Crafty Sentiments  Add a Charm
Tuesday Throwdown   Smell the Roses
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday
MilkCoffee Challenge - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - A Song ( Sisters, Sisters)
InspireMe Fridays– - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow – Clean it out 
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Girls, girls, girls

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 Enjoy the rest of your Sunday the weather is glorious here.

Saturday 18 May 2013

Blog Hop Winners Anounced

Good morning all, hope you are having a relaxing Saturday.
The winners of CRAFT Challenge Blog Hop have been announced on the main blog here

Here is the winner of the Rick St Dennis MFA Prize from my blog

Prize: 3 images of choice

To claim your prize, please contact us with your details which prize from which sponsor you have won. If you have a choice of image, feel free to already include that in your e-mail to save our sponsors a little time.

Have a great day 

Thursday 16 May 2013

Christmas May

Good morning all, Thursday again and time for a new challenge at CRAFT.
The blog hop winners from last week will be announced over the weekend so watch this space!
Our new challenge this week is
Christmas in May
And our fantastic sponsors are
 Doodle Dragons               Gingerloft
For my card this week I chose
‘List Machine’ by Doodle Dragons

 The template for this stocking can be found here 
The papers are from  Bearly Mine Collection ‘Christmas’
The ribbons, bell and cones are from stash
The tag was cut using a GoKreate Die
Anything goes - shaped but not square
Cuttin and Stampin - shaped card ( winners announced May 27th)

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Please hop over to my mega talented DT buddies to check out their inspirational projects.

Have a great day