Friday, 26 February 2010

Freebie Friday

Hi everyone, sorry there's been no cards from me this week. I had a procedure at hospital on Monday, and was given antibiotics. I've always been fine with antibiotics (except Septrin), and have had these ones before and been ok, but this time my body decided it didn't like them. My whole face swelled up, I had headaches and felt awful. I stopped taking the antibiotics immediately and called the doctor, who put me on a high dose of steroids and anti-histamines. Finally, today the swelling seems to be going down, but I'm so tired from the anti-histamines on top of the medication I already take. So I've been no good to anyone this week!

Anyway, onto Freebie Friday at Digital Delights. Wendy's done a fabby, cute digi this week, Timmy Tiger! Go grab him while he's free from our page at SNR Card Universe or PaperCraft Planet.

Friday, 19 February 2010

It's Freebie Friday at Digital Delights!

It's Friday again already, this week has just flown by. Wendy at Digital Delights has a new freebie for you - a circular birthday sentiment.
To grab this freebie, just visit our pages at SNR Card Universe or Paper Craft Planet.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 38 - A Sketch

I have spent hours at the hospital today having a pre-assessment for my op next month to remove the rest of my tooth. I'll be so glad when it's gone, the pain it's given me whilst waiting on the list for the op. This is why I'm so late posting my DT card for C.R.A.F.T.
The challenge this week is a fab sketch by one of our lovely DT members, Eileen. We are being sponsored this week by Debbie at The Crafty Pad. She's offering one of her gorgeous new stamps to the winner, it's called Teddies do Piano.

For my card this week, I've used a beautiful image I found free at Digital Two for Tuesday. The image has been coloured with promarkers, and mounted on pink, then green Bazzill. The 'Friends' stamp is one I bought a long time ago, but it's the first time I've used it. I've added a Martha Stewart butterfly on the swirly bit of the image to which I've added Glossy Accents and stardust Stickles, plus 2 small pink gems. The shape coming off the 'Friends' panel is from a deep edged Martha Stewart punch, which I've coloured with Memories soft rose ink. I've added 3 little roses at the top, also lightly covered with glossy accents and stardust Stickles. I've added 2 ribbons at the base, in dusky pink and green, and a bow. The dp is Anna Griffin on 6 x 6" light green Bazzill cardstock. Lastly, I added some faux stitching to finish it off.

Hope you can join us this week. To see more inspiration please visit the rest of the DTs' blogs listed in my sidebar. Please have your project linked through Mr Linky by Wed 24th Feb at 8pm. New work only.

Challenges I'm entering this card into:

1. Crafty Creations Challenge #55 - Stitching - (I have faux stitching on my card)

2. ABC Challenge - O is for one paper - (the only dp used this week is Anna Griffin)

3. Gingersnap Creations Challenge 43 - 3 colours you love - (pink, green and black)

4. Little Red Wagon Challenge 16 - Ribbon

5. Digital Tuesday Challenge 46 - All things girly

6. Practical Scrappers - Flowers

7. Your Next Stamp Challenge 10 - Spring colours

8. Little Paper Shop Challenge 55 - Distressing - (I've used distress inks on both images with distressing at the edges, although not very easy to see in the pic)

9. Alota Challenge 29 - Distress It - as above

10. The Corrosive Challenge 51 - Sew it up

11. Our Creative Corner - Something Old that's New - (the Friends stamp)

12. Allsorts Challenge 39 -321 - (3 roses, 2 ribbons, 1 butterfly)

13. Totally Gorjuss 17 - Love(ed ones)

14. Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pink

15. Crafty Calendar Challenge 5 - Love and Friendship

16. Inky Impressions Challenge #30 - Spring colours

17. Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 31 - Use your punches (I've used Martha Stewart punches and an inverted corner rounder punch)

18. Paper Cutz Challenge 28 - Teen Birthday

Digital Delights new releases and Sketch

It's new release day today at Digital Delights. Take a look at all the new images in my sidebar or visit the store here.

We also have a brand new sketch for you to follow at Delightful Sketches.

We have a great sponsor for this challenge, Stamp Happens. Tonya has generously offered a fabby stamp set to the winner. It's by StampInsanity, and it's called Zeke and Maddie.
For my card, I've flipped the sketch and used Camping Ridley, coloured with promarkers. I've added the grass and sky around the tent. Sparkly Dp is DCWV The Rustic Stack, onto olive green card. The sentiment stamp is by Penny Black, and I've added some gold stars.
Challenges I'm entering this card into:
2. My Time to Craft Challenge 79 - Green plus one (green plus shades of gold)
3. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 14 - Digital elements
4. Cupcake Craft Challenge 78 - Keep it simple
5. Rosie-D's Challenge 64 - Just for Men
6. Frosted Designs - Star Challenge
I'll be back a bit later with my DT card for the new challenge at C.R.A.F.T.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 2 - Spring

It's time for Challenge 2 at I ♥ Promarkers. We have a sketch to follow, with the theme of Spring. This week's challenge is being sponsored by Susie at Die Cut Dreams. The prize is a set of 3 doorhangers to decorate as you wish. Why not take a look at Susie's store, she has so many lovely goodies.

For my card this week I've coloured the lovely fairy image with shades of orange, yellow, brown and green, and used Stardust Stickles on the wings. I added a glittery butterfly with a couple of gems in the corner. On the background paper, I've used the Dawny Cuttlebug folder, and sanded it a little, then at the side I've used the deep edged garden trellis Martha Stewart punch. Ribbon is Papermania, as are the buttons. Flower from stash, with Martha Stewart glittery punched leaves. Sentiment stamp from stash, stamped with orange Versacolour and embossed. All on a white 6 x 6" card.

To be entered into the prize draw, please make sure you use promarkers, follow the sketch and theme, and remember to link back to the I ♥ Promarkers challenge blog. New work only.

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

1. A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 91 - Spring is in the Air

2. Artful Inkables Think Ink Challenge #14 - A naughty or nice card - (mine's nice)

3. Die Cuts r Us Challenge 26 - No designer papers

4. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 30 - Punch it out

5. The Pink Elephant Challenge #54 - use ribbon

6. Paper Sundaes Challenge #5 - A Glittery Spring - Wings, butterfly, leaves are all glittered.

7. Pile It On Challenge 6 - Let us see flowers

8. Creative Belli Challenge #85 - Butterflies and dragonflies

9. PaperPlay Challenge 10 Week 6 - Birthday for someone special

Friday, 12 February 2010

Alota Cute card in pink, red and vanilla

I bought a fantastic grab bag from Alota, so decided to start entering their challenges when I have time. The latest challenge is to use pink, red and vanilla on your creation. The dp is Papermania. I've cut the bottom in a wavy style as the paper is, and added glossy accents to the hearts, bowl and spoon. The image is coloured with pro-markers, and die cut with Nellie's dies. I've added ribbon and pearls from stash. The edges are inked with Distress inks.

Challenges I'm entering this card into:
1. Alota Challenge 28 - pink, red and vanilla
2. Stamp Something - something cute
4. Paper Jewels Challenge 1 - Cute and Girly
5. Lexi's Creations Challenge 7 - spotted or striped
6. Saturday Spotlight #17 - Teeny Tiny time - (my card is for a tiny girl, it also has tiny hearts)

Freebie Friday at Digital Delights

It's Friday, which means another Freebie from Wendy at Digital Delights. This time it's a cute bear topper. Go grab him on our page at Papercraft Planet or SNR Card Universe while he's available.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 37 - Digi colouring

Our challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T. is digi colouring. We're being sponsored by Wendy at Digital Delights. You can win a $10 gift voucher to spend at her store. There's 30% off all Valentine images for a limited time.

This week the DT got to play with some of Wendy's lovely images. I used Valentine Bonnie coloured with promarkers. The dp is Joanna Sheen (bottom) and papermania (top). The middle dp is a scrap piece from stash, punched with a Martha Stewart punch and some beige lace added on top. Prima flowers are sprayed with Crafters Companion silver glitter spray, and some stardust stickles added. Leaves are a MS punch. I've added some stick pins to the flowers, and some pearls in the top corner. All on Bazzill 6 x 6" cardstock.

I'm entering this card into these challenges:
1. By the Cute and Girly - February Challenge - Love
2. Cute Card Thursday Challenge 99 - In the name of Love
3. Ai Factory Challenge 23 - use lots of hearts - (As well as the large heart, there are 2 small chipboard hearts)
4. Susie's Sassy Challenge 8 - Hearts and Flowers
6. Cooking it up with Katie Challenge 10 - home or family theme (a surprise Valentine card for my daughter), punch something ( 2 MS punches used), use a sticker (2 heart chipboard stickers)
8. Tuesday Taggers - Love is all around
9. Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 14 - Digital elements
10. Stampin' Royalty Challenge 6 - Love/Valentine's theme
12. The Pink Elephant Challenge 53 - Mushy Gushy Valentine
13. Pile it On Challenge 5 - To the one you love
15. Crazy 4 Challenges C4C23 - Be My Valentine
16. Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 30 - Hearts/Valentine
18. Stampin for the Weekend - Valentines themed
19. Stamp Something - Love Somethings

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Digital Delights 30% off all Valentine images

Wendy at Digital Delights has 30% off all Valentine images for a limited time. They're fab images, and great value even without the 30% off. Go take a look here.

We also have a fab new tutorial artist for Tutorial Tuesdays. Her name's Tammy and you can check out her lovely blog here. This week she's done a tutorial on 'A Scottish Clam Box'. It's definately worth a visit.

You've still got a couple of days to grab your free image for Freebie Friday at PaperCraft Planet or SNR Card Universe. It's a real cute cherub.
We're having another Digi Day tomorrow on our SNR group. Our theme is the 'Sweetest Valentine'. You can share your choices of sweetest dessert, most romantic gift, event, or gesture! Everyone who comments will leave with a free surprise digital stamp. There's also a Challenge digi stamp!
All entries will be put in a draw to win the Digital Delights complete February release!!
The fun starts at 7pm (US time).
We're also sponsoring Stamp with Fun this week where the theme is 'hearts'

Don't forget to enter our challenge at Delightful Sketches this fortnight with the theme of 'love'
I think that's it. I'm afraid I'm playing catch-up at the mo, after going away for the weekend.
Remember to pop back tomorrow for our new challenge at C.R.A.F.T., especially as we're being sponsored by Digital Delights!!

New look I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 1

Today sees the start of our new look challenges at I ♥ Promarkers. Our challenges are now weekly with some fantastic prizes every week. To start us off, we have a prize of a £10 voucher to spend at the fantastic Joanna Sheen store.
The challenge is a sketch with a twist of the colours pink and brown.
The image on my card is coloured with shades of pink and brown Promarkers. The girl is waiting for her friends to join her for a cup of tea, hence the verse: Tea for two or three or four is never a chore. I picked the verse stamp up for 50p in a sale at my local craft shop. Dp is DCWV The Rustic Stack.
Hope to see you there.
I'm entering this card into Crafty Creations Challenge 54 - Friends

Friday, 5 February 2010

Today's Beautiful Moments........

I've actually made a card that isn't a design team project. I really enjoyed making this, especially the colouring with pro-markers of the fab Kraftin Kimmie image. It's a 6 x 6" card cut from red Bazzill. Papers and flower gem embellishment are Papermania, mats are red Bazzill, swirl cut with the Cricut. The verse stamp says Today's Beautiful Moments are Tomorrow's Beautiful Memories'. I've added some red satin ribbon and some Stardust Stickles from stash. this must be about the 4th or 5th Valentine's card I've made so far this year.

I'm going to enter it into these challenges:
4. Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 13 - Hearts and Romance - (the verse is romantic). - my 3rd entry.

I'm being whisked off my feet in the morning for the weekend - hubby's taking me away to celebrate my birthday. We'll be back on Sunday for my actual birthday, as I wouldn't spend it away from the kids, but it's so nice to have some time away as a couple for a change. My 19 year old daughter's house and dog sitting, so I'm hoping I don't come home to a big mess.

Have a fab weekend xxx

Thursday, 4 February 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 36 - Love/Valentine

We have come over all romantic at C.R.A.F.T. this week and would like you to share your Valentines/Love creations with us.
The prize this week is a selection of die cuts from the lovely Susie of Die Cut Dreams.
New work only please. Add your entry to Mr Linky by 8pm on Wed 10th Feb to be in with a chance of winning those die cuts.
This week I've made a little box and a tag. Both images are by Michelle Perkett and coloured with pro-markers. The kissing couple was won in a competition to name them, I came up with Val and Vinnie Valentine. The box is made with grey Bazzill, and stamped using Barn Red Memories ink, with Heidi Grace swirl stamps and some heart stamps I found in my stash. I've also used Papermania red felt ribbon round the base, satin red ribbon and deckle edged scissors on the flap. I had a little accident with the Stickles, I used them for the fairy's wings, then managed to smudge them everywhere. I've used basically the same products for the tag. The sentiment says 'with all my heart'. The only other extra is wire with some white pearls around the ribbon.
Challenges I'm entering:
1. Michelle Perkett Challenge 15 - Treats for your sweets.
2. By the Cute and Girly - February Challenge - Love
4. PaperPlay Challenge 10 Week 5 - Love themed projects
7. All That Scraps - Valentine Packaging
9. Stampin' Royalty Challenge #5 - Anything but a card
10. Flutter By Wednesday #95 - Open challenge with a butterfly, fairy or angel (fairy on the box)
11. Dancing in Pajamas TCP Tuesday - Inspiration pic - I was inspired by the love theme, colours and the hearts.
12.Papertake Weekly Challenge - Love Actually
13. Pollycraft Challenge 33 - Things with wings (fairy image on the box)
14. 2 Red Bananas - create your own stamped background. (The whole background of the box is stamped)
18. Saturday Spotlight - Bigger is better - the image on the tag is large.
20. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 13 - Hearts and Romance (second entry)

Delightful Sketches and Challenges

This fortnight's challenge at Delightful Sketches and Challenges is LOVE.

Our sponsor is Stamp and Create who are offering a prize of a $15 store gift certificate.

I've made a little bag for this challenge. I made up a template with 12 x 12" card and then cut out heart shapes for the handles. I'm usually a card maker, so my bag isn't as good as a lot of them around in blogland, but I'm hoping to practise more with this sort of thing, and will hopefully get much better at it.

I've used Buzzles in Love by Digital Delights, coloured with Pro-markers. I added Pinflair glaze to the bees hoping it would make them shiny like Glossy Accents does, but it just seemed to make the colours run a bit. The Valentine tickets are also digis, but I'm not sure where from (if anyone recognises them please let me know so I can credit the right person). I've added a swirl from the bee with heart shaped pearls. The flowers and lace round the heart handles are from my stash. I've stamped inside the bag with red versafine using a text Love stamp. Also used were Stickles on the bees' wings and some Distress inks.

Challenges I'm entering this into:
1. Treehouse Thursday Challenge #35 - Colour Combo - red, pink and white
2. ABC Challenge - N is for NEW stash - (new digi images, and heart pearls)
4. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 13 - Hearts and Romance
5. The Corrosive Challenge 49 - All you need is love
I'll be back later with my DT card for this week's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge which is Love/Valentine.