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Saturday, 22 July 2017

A New Challenge over at A Gem of A Challenge - Christmas in July

Good morning crafty friends.  My son has now left his Primary School ready to start Seniors in September.  It's the end of an era but an exciting time for him.  I feel a little bit melancholy at the thought he is is growing up so fast :(  

Enough of me waffling on as I am here to let you know about the latest Challenge over at  A Gem of A Challenge and I would love you to come along and join in the fun.




The theme is...

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Any image Stamped OR digi image is allowed on your creation

Easy Peasy :)


The prize from Pink Gem Designs is 
2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits OR one of each 
(no sets or sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice ..





My super sweet image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Chilly with Bird House.  I have coloured him in with ProMarkers.  My Papers are LOTV and I have die-cut my trees and snowflakes.  The sentiment is computer generated and I have used glitter on my image and sentiment.  

Challenges:-


Cardz 4 Galz - Winter or Christmas 
Crafty Gals - Christmas in July
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
Merry Christmas Challenge - Patterned Paper
Winter Wonderland - Use a Digi
Paper Shelter - Holiday Time
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Tropical Flowers

Good morning crafty friends.

Hope you are all well.

Rain, rain, rain today.  But I do have a tropical flower card to share....


This gorgeous die came from this months Die-Cutting Essentials magazine availabe here in the UK. Had loads of fun putting this together and it looks so pretty when done!

Challenges:-

Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Die-Cut Sentiment as Focus
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Snow Friends

Good morning crafty friends.

It's a really nice day today and tonight Brandon is in his Shakespeare play.  He's not much into being up on stage but I'm sure he will have fun all the same.

Yesterday evening we went to Brandon's Senior School for an introduction meet up and to pick up his School tie.  I can't believe this is happening so fast.  I feel like he was only in Junior School yesterday!

At long last I can now enter another number on my Christmas card counter with this card...


Aern't these two just adorable.  They are from Pink Gem Designs and are called Snow Friends.  I have used a sketch from Sketch Saturday to create this card and coloured them in with ProMarkers.



Challenges:-

As You Like It - Pearls or Gems - I love Pearls because they look very classy and elegant on a card
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon / Bows
Dies R Us - Layers (die-cut snowflake corners)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies (I have die-cut snowflake corners)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch is above

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Emergency Services

Good morning crafty friends.

Apologies for MIA.  Brandon is leaving Primary School this month and going to Seniors in September so visits and events at the two Schools have left me little time for crafting or visiting blogs so I do apologise.

I have a card to share and this one was a commission for a lady who wanted a congratulations card for a friend who had past his test in the ambulance service....



This image was a freebie I found on the internet and I have coloured it in with Promarkers.  Did take me ages to find a suitable image lol.

Challenges:-

Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Die R Us - Layers (I have used Die-Cut Stars)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 25 June 2017

A Little Princess

Good afternoon crafty friends.  We have drizzly weather today so I am spending the day indoors catching up with boring chores (and blogging too lol).

I forgot to say in my previous post thank you for your lovely messages on my fall down the stairs especially after having a bad back.  I'm fine now and bruises almost all completely gone.  I take my time on them stairs now lol.

Here is a card....


A little different for me, and inspired by a sketch over at Passion for ProMarkers.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutiqe and is called Freya Cupcake.  I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  The papers are Galleria from the Ribbon Girl and the twine and crown charm I have had in my stash forever.

Challenges:-

Digi Stamp Boutique - June Customer Challenge
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - June Any Image Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Lots of Layers


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 24 June 2017

A New Challenge over At A Gem of A Challenge - Summer Colours


Good morning crafty friends.  We had some hot weather didn't we?  A bit too hot for me though lol.


I am hosting the Challenge over at A Gem of A Challenge and would like you to come along and join in the fun.




The theme is...

SUMMER COLOURS

Any image Stamped OR digi is allowed on your creation.

Easy Peasy :)


The prize from Pink Gem Designs is 
2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits OR one of each 
(no sets or sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice ..



My super sweet image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Balloon Ella.  I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  My papers are a brand called Galleria and the ribbon and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.  I have die-cut the fence sun and cloud.  The gems are from the Works and my sentiment is computer generated.


Challenges:-

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - June Any Image Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day



Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Spring Flowers

Good sunny morning crafty friends.  I really hope you have nice weather like we have here in Buxton today.  It's gorgeous.

I fell down the stairs 2 nights ago and I can't believe I'm still walking around.  I went from top to bottom.  Luckily it didn't seem to damage my already sore back but I am covered in the worse bruising ever!  Really need to be more careful in future.

I have a card to share.....


This pretty image is from the Digi Stamp Boutique and I have coloured it in with ProMarkers.  My flowers and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.  The sentiment is computer generated and the papers are Dovecraft Back to Basics.

Challenges:-

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Digi Stamp Boutique - June 2017 Customer Competition
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Just for Fun
Paper Shelter - Tie a Bow
Passion for ProMarkers - Add a Sentiment
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 12 June 2017

Tweet Tweet

Good morning crafty friends.

Hope you are all well and have not been too down about our not so great weather at the moment.

Thank you for your well wishes on my back.  I went to the Docs and I have been referred to Physiotherapy and if that doesn't help will have an X-Ray!

I have a card to share that may make you think of warmer weather....


My image is one I found on the internet and I have coloured it in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LemonCraft and flowers, cheesecloth and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.  I have used LOTV sentiment stamps to finish off.

Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Just for Fun
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Your Favourite Things (mine are Ribbon, Flowers & Gems)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Birds, Bugs and Butterflies
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

LOTV Cats

Good afternoon everyone.  Hope you are having a good week so far.  I've done my back in and it's really painful.  Can't wait until it feels better as I can't do much like this.

I have a sweet card to share.....


This sweet image if from LOTV.  It's part of the trio digi sets and is coloured in with ProMarkers.  The sentiment stamps are also LOTV.  My papers are Galleria and flowers and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes / Birthday
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes 
Paper Shelter - Make it Digital
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 29 May 2017

NEW CHALLENGE OVER AT A GEM OF A CHALLENGE

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today, a new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme..



For the Boys / Men (Any Male Image)
ANY Image - Stamped or Digi is allowed on your creations

   Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-
  

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....



Well this is my card sorted for Father's Day and this cute image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Relaxing Dave - he is one of the new Digi Stamps and is currently on sale.  I have coloured him in with ProMarkers.  The papers are Echo Park and the stars a Poppy Stamps die.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Buttons from my stash.

Challenges:-

C.R.A.F.T - Father's Day / Male
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Make it Manly
Polka Doodles - Anything Goes 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day





Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Henrietta with Flowers

Good morning crafty friends.  It's a rainy one today (yesterday too).  Hope it goes off by dinner time when I go to work.  Love being outside with the kids, not indoors!  Too loud lol.

I have a cute card to share.....


My gorgeous image is from the Pink Gem Designs and is called Henrietta with Flowers.  I have coloured this cutie in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LOTV NitWits.  Flowers and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.  Everything else is from my stash.

Challenges:-

Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with Option of Use Die-Cuts (I have die-cut leaves)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Blooms and Bows
Creative Knockouts - Favourite Embellishment (Flowers for me)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee - Anything Goes with Option for Mum
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 14 May 2017

A Spring Card

Good afternoon everyone.  Hope you are all well.

It's been a while since I've been on but I'm really please I can share a card with you today.

Brandon's SATs ended Friday gone and they went OK.  He got through them without a hitch and I'm proud of them.  They were extra hard this year, even the Teachers were worried!

Anyhow, here is my card to welcome in Spring as we have had some nice weather this past week and I hope you all have too.....


My sweet image was purchased from Polkadoodles and I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LOTV NitWits and the flowers are from Hobbycraft and the Ribbon Girl.  (The ribbon is also from the Ribbon Girl.)  My sentiment is computer generated and I have die-cut the swirls with the flowers.  The gems are from the Works and button from my stash.

HA HA HA JUST REALISED THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF HER HAIR SHOULD BE A PETAL. TOO FUNNY!!!!

Challenges:-

Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes - with Optional Twist - use die-cuts
Creative Craft Cottage - Three of a Kind (three gems in the top right hand corner)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Blooms and Bows
Creative Knockouts - Favourite Embellies - Mine are Flowers!
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee - Anything Goes - with Optional Twist - Mum
Passion for ProMarkers - 8th Anniversary Celebration Bingo (I have Square Card, Bling and Text)
PolkaDoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - May Card Challenge


Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the weekend


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A Gem of A Challenge - New Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today, a new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme..


Embossing - Wet or Dry
ANY Image - Stamped or Digi is allowed on your creations

   Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-
  

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....



This cute image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Birthday Cake Mice - coloured in with ProMarkers.

 I have chosen to do dry embossing on my card with a Cuttlebug swiss dot folder.

Challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Embossing
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Animals


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Happy Birthday Elephant

Good morning crafty friends.

I'm sorry I am not around posting and commenting as much.  I am extremely busy at the moment as I am helping my son is preparing for his SATs exams in May and he has so much homework and stress with it!  So with that and work I really am strapped for time.  It will all hopefully calm down soon.

I have a card to share....


This cutie is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Ella with Bouquet.  I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  The papers are Galleria from The Ribbon Girl (the ribbon is also from there).  My flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts and the Ribbon Girl.  Gems are from the Works.  The die-cut in the left hand corner is from a die-cutting magazine my fella bought for me.

Challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the Bling
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Flower Power
Ribbon Girl - April Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

A Gem of A Challenge - New Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today, a new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme...

FURRY FRIENDS 
ANY Image - Stamped or Digi is allowed on your creations

   Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-
 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....



My gorgeous image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Cupcake Bluebell and can be found here. I have coloured this cutie in with ProMarkers and the papers are Pebbles.  The ribbon and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl I have die-cut my hanging stars with a die from Memory Box.

Challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Food
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - JFF
Little Blue Button Stamps - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes
ProMarker Challenge - Add a Button or 2
Ribbon Girl - April Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Pink Gem Sponsors Crafty Friends Challenge Blog

 Pink Gem Design are happy to be sponsoring 
 The theme for their challenge is

"For A Child" 


The Pink Gem Team were thrilled to be asked by Diane Louise to be Guest Designers.
Here is my card.....

My sweet image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Hedgy with Wheelbarrow.  She is coloured in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LOTV NitWits and my ribbon and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.

Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday - For Mothers/Female
In the Pink - For A Special Lady
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 4 March 2017

A Gem of A Challenge - New Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today, a new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme...



Use 3 B's 

(Use Three or more  Different Objects on your creation beginning 
with the letter B)
((PS. Please state B choices in your post))


   Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-
 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....


My gorgeous image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Bunny in Plant Pot and can be found here. I have coloured this cutie in with ProMarkers and the papers are LOTV Nitwits.  The ribbon and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl I have die-cut my swirls.

Challenges:-

Allsorts - Spring Inspiration
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Mum's Day/Special Female
Crafty Gals - Add Ribbon
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - February Use Any Image
Scrap and Craft - Celebrations


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day...

.... to you all.  Hope you all got a little spoilt.  I got some beautiful craft storage off my fella and a card and I got my son a Valentine's teddy and large marshmallow lollipop lol.

Here is my card to my fella Col...



I got the idea for this card from one of my magazines (Cardmaking and Papercraft) and to make it you had to buy expensive dies which I don't have so I made the most of what I do have.  One of the dies was a rectangle stitch die.  I just cut a rectangle piece of card and punched little holes all around (using a ruler) and a punchy tool.  Took ages, but was worth it.  I die-cut the centre with a circle die and the grass was made from an icicle die from Joy Crafts.  My cute little image is from the Digi Stamp boutique and is coloured with ProMarkers.  I did enjoy making this!

Challenges:-

Allsorts - Hearts and/or Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the Air
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes/Option of Use Hearts
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Simply Love
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - CAS
Let's Craft and Create - Love is in the Air
OLLCB - Die Cuts
Snowflake Promise - Anything Goes/Option of Valentines
Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment
Unicorn Challenge - Butterflies and/or Hearts

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 13 February 2017

Magical Floral Bubbles

Good morning crafty friends.  I went out for a stroll with my son Brandon this morning and the weather is lovely.  The tiny bit of snow we had has gone and the sun is out.  There's a bit of a nip in the air but it is refreshing so can't complain.  Hope those of you who have had a cold snap (and there's quite a few of you) have coped with it and those that still have very cold temperatures, stay warm :)

I have a cute card to share today....


This cutie is called Magical Floral Bubbles and is from Lacy Sunshine Digis.  I decided to once again do funky hair.  I chose blue and tried my best to make sure it didn't look like a blue rinse lol. (My fella pointed that out to me).  She is coloured in with ProMarkers and the papers are LOTV NitWits.  Some of the flowers and the ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl and the rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  My sentiments are LOTV stamps and the gems are from The Works.  The swirl leaves die is a Cheery Lynn die and the oval die is from Spellbinders.

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar - Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Die Cuts
Ribbon Girl - February Card Challenge
Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Tulipa

Good evening crafty friends.  Hope those of you with cold weather (like me) are keeping warm.  It's also trying it's best to snow here in Buxton.  Have you got snow?

I have a card to share...


I know, my pic is really bright lol.  This image from Art By Miran was an absolute joy to colour.  She is called Tulipa.  I usually do brown or black hair, but decided to do something a little different.  Hope you like.  I have used ProMarkers to colour her in.

Challenges:-

As You Like It - Ribbon or Lace (ribbon for me as I can get it in every colour to suit whatever project I am working on.  I can even get it dotty or gingham and in all different widths too! 
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - February Card Challenge


Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend.