Thursday, June 27, 2013

Seeing Stars

Hi! We have a fab new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges today... We're SEEING STARS... yes that means we'd like to see stars on your projects!
I've used the super cute Swings n' Slides Bump rubber stamp from Pollycraft at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The papers were a kind gift from my friend Lau, they're perfect for this challenge. I've used a Nellie Snellen die set for the stars, and added garden twine and a cute charm. Colouring is with Flex markers. 
Why not join us and be in with a chance to win some digi stamps, check out the details and other DT cards over at the challenge blog. Hugs x 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Drink Tea

Good morning peeps! Well I have to say that the flippin' weather has been pants all weekend! I spent half the weekend rushing outside to get my washing in off the line, usually 5 minutes after I'd put it out, and the other half putting it back out again! My garden looks like a mini Amazon jungle... only without the monkeys! It was just the kind of weather to sit indoors, drinking tea and eating biscuits! Which brings me to my DT card for Cupcake Craft Challenge today...
So this week our lovely Delphine has chosen NOT FOR FLOWERS... so we'd like to see CAS designs with NO flowers, either in the image or as embellishments. We're sponsored by Pink Gem Designs, who very kindly supplied this gorgeous Keep Calm and Drink Tea digi for me to use, isn't this fab! They will be giving away 3 images of the winner's choice! Now as you know, I'm a bit partial to the odd CAS card, so I loved making this card, and it was SO quickly made! No colouring for a start! Just a bit of ribbon added, a few gems and a cute heart button... voila! Want more inspiration... pop by the Cupcake blog as the girls have smashed the CAS theme!

Supplies:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Here Comes Summer

Hey all! Well it's officially summer, yesterday was the first day! Here the weather is weird, to say the least. A few days ago there were hail stones the size of golf balls only 10km from where we live causing major damage to property etc. We've also hade torrential rain. Summer... what Summer?

Anyway, today we're celebrating Summer at Di's Digi Designs Challenge with a SUMMER FUN theme. For my DT card I've used a cute digi from Di's Digi Stamps called Sunflower Daisy... ahh!! I love the sunflower's face! Again a CAS card... I like a little white showing! Well considering the weather outside... I'll have a lot of white showing (and not much tan unless it comes from a bottle)!

Our sponsor this fortnight is MY TIME MADE EASY who are giving a fab prize to one random winner! And if you use one of Di's images you could win two digi stamps from her store! Pop by the challenge blog to see all the sizzling summer creations my teammates have made! Thanks for popping by, enjoy your weekend xx

Supplies:
Sunflower Daisy - Di's Digi Stamps, Flexmarkers - Letraset, Papers - Stampin' Up

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Carnival Release at Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Hey again! I've worn the keyboard out on my computer this week with all the posts hehe! 
Today my post is all about the gorgeous new Carnival rubber stamp release by Pollycraft, available only at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! TOO CUTE! I didn't know which stamps to use so I combined two images and a sentiment, here's my card...
Now I have to admit, there was a lot of colouring to do... but it was SO worth the effort! These stamps are just adorable, with our favourite Swings n' Slides characters! If you'd like to see them all then pop over to Little Miss Muffet Stamps, you'll find them in the WHAT'S NEW section. And if you pop by the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog, the Littles Misses have perfectly showcased these stamps, so you can see them 'in action' so to speak! 

Supplies:
Pollycraft Carnival Rubber Stamps - Cotton Candy, Carousel and Sentiments - Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Letraset Promarkers, Card blank - Craftwork Cards

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

POLLYCRAFT CHALLENGE IS BACK!!!

Hi folks!
Remember Pollycraft? How could you forget! Good news is POLLYCRAFT IS BACK! Urm did I mention I'm one of the new Design Team members?! Oh yeah... and I just LOVE Paula's fab images! So if you want to get your hands on some then click on the picture link below and check out the new Pollycraft shop...
Now, for some more good news... wait for it...
POLLYCRAFT CHALLENGE IS ALSO BACK! You heard right... and our first fortnightly challenge starts today! Of course we thought it only fair to start with something nice and easy so the first challenge theme is... ANYTHING GOES! No excuse not to join in then, eh? Here's my DT card...
This is Rusty the Robot... isn't he just the sweetest robot?! I made this card for a friend who turned 50 recently... inside the caption reads "...just a little rusty round the edges" lol :) Now unfortunately I don't have any fancy cog dies so I had to print these off (found them somewhere on the net), cut them out then colour them. It turned out ok, I suppose. Rusty is coloured with Letraset Triamarkers.
Right, fancy joining in? You could win a £10 voucher to spend at Pollycraft, and there's some other incentives which are explained over on the challenge blog, along with the rules! Pop over and check them out, and take a peek at the fab DT projects!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Floral Fantasy at Passion for Promarkers

Hiya peeps!
Today at Passion for Promarkers it's all about flowers, FLORAL FANTASY is our challenge theme! We'd like you to use more than 5 flowers, here's my DT card...

We're sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique, who kindly supplied this gorgeous Sketchy Daisy image and sentiment for me to use. I coloured with my Letraset Flexmarkers. DigiStamp Boutique are offering the fab prize of 6 digi images to the random winner of this week's challenge! And if you pop by the Passion for Promarkers blog, you'll see that my teamies have created some floral gorgeousness! Hope you can join us this week! Hugs xx

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Families!

Hello! I've been chasing my tail since I got back... and my crafting/blogging time has severly suffered! It was lovely seeing my family, but hubby and cat really missed me (Hmmm I think it was more my cooking that was missed by hubby). While we're on the subject of family, there's a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges today... HAPPY FAMILIES... here's my card...
I've kept things really simple again (I'm liking simple a LOT at the moment). Who needs complicated when you have these adorable characters? I've used two of the Jr Hatter digi stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps today, on the left we have Jr Hatter Michelle (kinda looks like me too) and on the right it's Jr Hatter Kathrina! I thought they could be sisters... for the purpose of the challenge lol! I merged them on the computer before printing and then I coloured them with Letraset markers. I wanted the picture to look like a snapshot... it kinda does?! The border was added with a Letraset fineliner then coloured in blue with a Flexmarker... simple really. No fancy dies or embellishments, I like that! And I like the blue/orange colour combo too :) Why not join in the challenge, you could win yourself some fab digi stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps! And pop by the challenge blog to see all the HAPPY FAMILY creations from the other Little Misses!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Caught a Bug?

Good morning peeps!
Wow haven't we been having some fabulous weather... I've just returned home after spending some time with my family in the UK and the sun was shining EVERY day! I hope this is the start of a fabulous summer! And how fab were the contestants on BGT on Saturday night? All brilliant I thought, but Attraction really pulled it out of the bag with the patriotism! Loved it!
Ok, back in Blogland for me after a little break, and what better way to get back into the swing of things... a new challenge at Cupcake Crafts Challenge. This week it's my turn to chose the theme and so I thought I'd go with JUNE BUG... include at least one bug (ladybird, ant, beetle BUT butterflies are NOT counted) on your creation. 
Now, I have had this digi stamp printed out for soooooooooooooo long, in fact it was a freebie from somewhere which I can't remember. Anyone know? I found it when I was going through some old stamped images and just thought it was cute, so here it is on my card! 
We are lucky to be sponsored by Bunny Zoes Crafts this week, who are kindly giving away a £10 gift voucher to one lucky, random winner! All you have to do is get those bugs out and get creating! You want some inspiration, the Cupcake girls are all bugged up this week so pop by the Cupcake blog and leave them some lurve! 
Thanks, laters...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Be Bold with your Borders

Hello again peeps!
Our new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge is Beautiful Borders... try something a little different with your borders! Mine is kinda simple, I cut a zig zag border with my Martha Stewart punch (it was beginning to collect dust)...
How cute is this little cowboy and his horse? Looks like they must have done a fair bit of ranching to end up in this state! The image is called Siesta Time and is available as a digital stamp from Di's Digi Stamps. I've coloured him with Flexmarkers. Why not join in, you could be lucky enough win yourself some of Di's fabulous digi stamps or the super prize from our sponsor Crafty Ribbons!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Little Miss Muffet Stamps New Release... Meet Roxie

You all ready for summer? Roxie is! Who's Roxie did you say... well she's just one of the really cute new releases over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today. Here she is all ready for a dip...
Told you she was adorably cute! And she's not alone, there's a whole bunch of Roxie's friends in this release called the Polka Dot Pals, and that's not all as there are some Junior Hatters being released today too! Just pop by the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog to see some other fab examples from my DT buddies. You can find the new release stamps in the What's New section at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
Roxie and her Polka Dot Pals come with a blank face (except for the eyes) so you can add your own facial expressions, or not, as you wish... cute eh? I've added a few extra hand drawn elements... when in doubt get the pencil out! Colouring is with Flexmarkers and papers are Basic Grey. Thanks xx

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Claudia and a bit of Sparkle

Good morning! Tuesday means it's challenge time at Passion for Promarkers and this week it's ALL ABOUT GLITTER! We want to see you dazzle us with your sparkling creations! Personally I kind of struggle with sparkle, and so I haven't gone overboard with it on my card... 
So my glitter element is the pretty floral glitter card behind the image, it's not easy to see but is there. I also added glitter to the butterflies wings, but again it's hard to pick out on the photograph.
This little sweetie is called Claudia, and the image is Claudia's Butterflies... she's a Pollycraft image available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I coloured her with my Letraset Tria markers.
We are lucky to be sponsored by Letraset this week, who are giving away a Collectors Set of Flexmarkers. Interested? Well pop by the Passion for Promarkers blog and you'll find all the information, plus you'll see all the glittering creations from the rest of the Design Team! Thanks for popping by today!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Very Exciting News!

Hiya everyone!
Sorry I've been a little quiet and I'm going to be quiet for the next week or so, I have very limited internet access so other than my scheduled posts, I won't be able to visit you all. Sorry :-( BUT before I go into blog hibernation I want to share some HUGE news with you... I got on the Pollycraft design team... YEAH!!! I am soooooooo excited and very chuffed! Pop by the Pollycraft blog to see the full team of hugely talented girls! And go and take a look at the new Pollycraft online shop... Paula has created some fab digital stamps for you! :-) 
Back with you all soon xx