Monday, 30 September 2013


The latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Jackie, who has chosen the theme 'Cute and Furry'.

Jackie would like to see the main focal point of your creation be something that is cute and furry. It can be a digi stamp, stamp, photographic image, but must have fur and be cute.

From my card I have used an adorable image by Oak Pond Creations.

I have coloured this adorable Fox using a mix of Promarkers and Copics, using flicks to try to get a fur effect. 

I did the sky and grass with Adirindack Inks, I then die cut a frame and attached the negative cut over the image.

I stamped around the edge with some Leaves using Lavinia stamps vine leaves stamp, to try to give the illusion that he is sitting in the undergrowth.

I added some tiny punched butterflies and a couple of flowers made with a marriane die.

I hope you will pop along and join our Cute and Furry challenge as we have some fab sponsors.

with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER


We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show! They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Robyns Fetish - Nature
Allsorts Challenge - How does your garden grow
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - The Great Outdoors
Animal Friends - Brown & Green
Sunshine Mail - Furry Friends
7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes - Twist Markers
Stamp n Doodle - In the Garden

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Make a Wish

I thought it was time to get inky again, so inspired by the DT designs at Lavinia Stamps I created a card for their latest challenge - Add a Flower.

For this project I used Ink Dusters, Adirondack Inks and Tim Holtz distress inks.

I started by laying down some Sunshine Yellow, then I went over it with Pool, which gave me a lovely green.

I stamp the fairies and creeping ivy branch in Black Versafine.  I used the weeping willow stamp around the top edge in Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters, which I also used for the mini flowers.
For Foiliage around the bottom I used grey versa fine ink.

I finished by adding some fine green glitter to the flowers to add a little sparkle.

The sentiment is an inkylicous stamp and the paper flower is a Marianne die.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Lavinia Stamps - Add a flower
Tuesday Throwdown - Things with Wings
Lady Annes Challenges - Wings
Lady Annes Stamp Challenge - Anything goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Glitter
That Craft Place - Things with Wings
Sparkles Forum - Fairies & Butterflies

Monday, 16 September 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #100 - Winged Things

Welcome to our latest challenge (woohoo, which happens to be our 100th), hosted by Viv ,who has chosen the theme Winged Things. 

Viv would like to see Winged Things. Something with wings as a major focal point. Not a tiny butterly charm, or a small bee in the corner of an image, the wings need to be obviously part of the focal point. Fairies, angels, LARGE butterflies, birds etc. would qualify. Please check out my teamies for some more inspiration.

I have used an image by Saturated Canary called 'Sweater Socks', she is just adorable and I have  coloured her with a mix of Flex and Promarkers.

It took me a while to find a purple combination I was happy with but finally I found orchid, Wild Orchid and Purple worked nicely together, my other attempts have been binned!!!

I cut her out using a fancy blade on my trimmer and layered onto different shades of purple card, which is from The Paper Mill.

The backing paper is First edition "Spring Drop'.I added a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts and some flowers from my stash which I added gems to.
The ribbon is 2 small left over bits that I tied together.

Finally I added some swirls cut with a memory box die, and Spellbinders butterfly to which I added some pink and blue ink with my ink dusters.

Come and join in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers and you could win some of the goodies below from our sponsors.

We are sponsored by 
with three digis of the winner's choice from their great range

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Sparkles Forum - Fairies or Butterfly
That Craft Place - Things with wings
Southern Girls - Make Believe
Addicted to Stamps - make your mark
ABC Challenges - V for Very Cute
Designed to Colour - Anything Goes
Lady Annes Challenges - Wings

Monday, 2 September 2013

Crafty Cardmakers - Snow & Ice

The latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Josephine, who has chosen the theme of 'Christmas Snow and Ice'.

As the hot weather draws to a close, Josephine would like to see us preparing for Winter with some Christmas Snow and Ice!

Your creation must include either a representation of snow or ice, plus a Christmas theme in order to qualify for the Winner or Top 5 slots

For my card I merged 2 digital stamps 'Jackie Frost' by Tickled Pink and A free Snowglobe by Nicola Perry

I coloured the image with a combination of Flexmarkers & pro markers in a combination of blues and lilacs.

I mixed some Frantage with glitter and melted it around the edges ( I think most of it ended up on the floor) then I cut the image out. I added a  Merry Christmas stamp by inkylicious using Black Versafine ink.

The large flourish/snowflake is a memory box die and the the smaller ones are an old punch I have.  All the gems and pearls are from my craft stash.

I coloured some ribbon with promarkers to match my colour theme and and filled a tiny glass vial (so cute from ebay) with glitter and tied it along with a metal snowflake to the edge of the card.

We are sponsored by
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER


with these two gorgeous stamps:-

Archie and Pals

Bertie The Snowman 

I hope you like my finished card, i must say I love the blue and purple together.  I hope you will come and join in our challenge.

Thanks for Stopping by

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Chrismas Card Challenges - Something New(Stamp & Little Bottles)
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Things with Wings
Fashionista - Christmas
Creative Creations - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Christmas cards all year round - September Challenge
Sweet Pea Stampers - Fantasy
Christmas Blog Challenge - Add a Charm