Saturday, September 28, 2013

All Washed Out

Hi folks... that's how I'm feeling at the moment, a little washed out! Not sure why, just got a bit of the blues. I made a card but the old mojo is off wandering again, so it just didn't come out the way I'd planned it...
It's my DT card for the new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge... SHOW OFF THOSE COLOURING SKILLS! I've used the super cute WASHDAY digi stamp from Di's Digi Stamps and coloured with Promarkers. You can do whatever you like, but make sure you demonstrate your colouring skills, be it with markers, pencils, inks etc... We're sponsored by The Cutting Café, so make sure you join in if you fancy winning a prize! You can also win some digis from Di's store... all the details are on the Challenge Blog! Have a fab weekend xx

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Snow Buds

Did you know there are less than 90 days til Christmas?
Hmmm... I'm not sure that's a good thing or a bad thing to know, put it this way I can feel another mad rush coming on in a few months time! I haven't done any Christmas cards yet this year so this fortnight's challenge WE WISH YOU A MERRY XMAS at Little Miss Muffet Challenges has MADE me make my first festive card this year... 
I just love this adorable image, called Snow Buds, available in rubber from the Pollycraft/Swings 'n Slides collection at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. By entering our challenge, you could be in with a chance of winning some digi stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, so pop by the challenge blog for all the details! Thanks for visiting today xx
I'd like to enter the challenge at...
Graph'It Colour Challenge - No Characters Colour an Accessory (snowman)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Birthday Girls!

New challenge at Pollycraft Challenges today and our lovely Jane has chosen BIRTHDAY GIRLS. Now that's a really easy one for you all... here's my DT card...
I've used Queenie from the Lil Dumplings collection at Pollycraft... doesn't she have the cheekiest little grin :) She's been coloured with Letraset Flexmarkers. Oh and these lovely papers are from my very kind friend Faye. Why not join in the challenge... Paula from Pollycraft is generously giving away a £10 voucher to spend in her online store! Did you know there are just LOADS of cute digi stamps to be had there?!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

One for the Boys!

Good morning peeps! Wow the weather has gone back to being sunny and warm here... crazy stuff!
Anyway, there's a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge today and we want to see ONE FOR THE BOYS... simple! Boy themed cards and projects only... don't forget you must use your Letraset markers (Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Triamarkers, Aquamarkers etc). Here's my DT card...
I dug out one of my Lili of the Valley stamps... yep I used rubber again! He really is a cutie! I coloured him with my Promarkers and teamed him up with scraps from a Basic Grey paper pad, added stars and buttons et voila! The sentiment is hand written. Another CAS card... I wish I was more CAS in real life 'cos I've got a mountain of clutter to sort out, it's not funny anymore!
Our kind sponsor this week is Clearly Besotted Stamps, check by the Passion for Promarker blog to see all the details, and of course feast your eyes on the other DT cards!
I'm entering this card into the:
 Basic Grey Challenge - Autumn Colours
Crafty Fairies Challenge - Autumn Colours

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Super Saturday at Little Miss Muffet

Good morning peeps! 
I have two cards to share with you all today... over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges it's Super Saturday and we have some fab Spotlight Stamps and a Freebie today. Our spotlights for this week are Jasmine and Sugar & Spice Sentiments... here's my card using these...
You can get these stamps at a reduced price from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, so grab a bargain while you can... it's for a limited period only!
I'm entering this card into the ABC Challenge - V for Very Cute

Now for our Freebie... it's the super cute Feline Sleeping (digital stamp), which I have teamed up with the lovely Feline Sitting (digital stamp)... don't they look sweet...
Again you can grab the Feline Sleeping stamp as a freebie, but be quick cos it's not going to be free for long! You can also purchase Feline Sitting from Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Have a fun weekend!
I'm entering my cat card into the Graph'It Colour Challenge - Colour an accessory (cat)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

GRAFFITI PARTY RELEASE

Good morning... something a little different from me today...
Little Miss Muffet Stamps have teamed up with Make it Crafty this week to show off a fab new GRAFFITI PARTY release... you can find out more over at the GRAFFITI PARTY BLOG... there's freebies, discounts, challenges, inspiration and some fab prizes to be had!
In the release you'll find all the elements I've used in my card... all digital (in JPEG and PNG format) so you can mess around with them on your computer to come up with loads of different scenes. There's a whole load of digistamps in the release, LOTS of GRAFFITI and an URBAN GANG. For my card I've used Graffiti Dream from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Urban Courtney and Urban Wall Elements from Make It Crafty. I coloured using markers. Pop by the blogs to check it all out!

Right the sun is shining today, be it a bit chilly, so I'm off on my bike! Thanks for popping by today :)

I'd like to enter my card in the:
Graph' It Colour Challenge - Use Halloween Colours

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Autumn or Fall?

To me it's Autumn... but It's Fall over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge... Fabulous Fall Colours to be exact! Here's my DT card...
However, I took the picture late last night in artificial light so it's not the best representation of the colours... in real life the bear does not look like he's been tango-ed! I've used the super cute Gardening Pop from Di's Digi Stamps, he's coloured with Promarkers. Our kind sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Ribbons, and there's also some digi stamps up for grabs from Di for anyone using one of her images!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pink and Grey... My Complexion After A Session On My Bike!

Like pink? Well you're gonna love this fortnight's challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges! We've got a PINK & GREY colour combo for you, here's my DT card...
I've used Leilani, one of the gorgeous Polka Dot Pals from Little Miss Muffet Stamps... I've added her facial features as she comes "expressionless" for you to add one should you wish to. Why not join in the challenge and you could win yourself some digi stamps of your choice from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Well that's it... another year (and one day) older! I don't know where the time goes, this year has just flown by. So, my Birthday meal... firstly hubby didn't cook... which I was disappointed at, but he did take me out for lunch, which was lovely, and he bought me some great presents... nothing crafty but instead some things to fuel my new passion - cycling. I got a bike for my Birthday last year, but only recently started using it, so in the last 6 weeks I've started 'proper' road cycling. I'm on a mission to get fitter and lose weight... well that was the plan but my body has other plans! Losing weight I am NOT! Why?!!! Everyone just says "muscle weighs heavier than fat blah blah"... well in that case I must look like a female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator! That's all I'm saying... I'll be back!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Harvest Colours at Pollycraft Challenge

Hi peeps! I think autumn is truly on it's way... we've had a couple of breezy days this week and the leaves are starting to fall... oh well, can't complain as we've had a fab summer! Now Mary J has chosen this fortnight's theme at Pollycraft Challenge and it's HARVEST COLOURS ... here's my DT card using RORY...
You can find him in the Lil Dumplings section over at Pollycraft. There are so many fab digi stamps, you're going to be spoilt for choice!

Ok, so I'll say this quietly... today is my Birthday... shhhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm trying to keep it quiet hee hee! Well, lets just say I'm 21 and a bit (yeah a big bit)! Hubby is supposed to be cooking me a meal tonight (well actually I TOLD him he was)... that'll take him some effort, he's not exactly Masterchef material. Bless... I won't complain, he does try. Lucky I'm on a diet then eh?

Hope you can join us at Pollycraft Challenge, just look what you can win...
and that means a shopping spree in the Pollycraft store! Pop by the challenge blog for the details, and check out the other DT creations, fabulous!
I'd like to enter my card into the:
Graph'it Colour Challenge - Background Effects... I've tried Faye's fabulous splodgy background from her tutorial on the Graph'it Marker blog :http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Perfect Pets

Hello blogging friends! Today at Passion for Promarkers it's my turn to chose our theme... and being an animal lover I've chosen PERFECT PETS, so let us see your cats, dogs, horses, mice, hamsters, fish etc on your creations. Here's my DT card...
Hubby nearly keeled over when I dug out this stamp from Lili of the Valley (he bought it for me ages ago)... he even asked if my ink had dried up as I've done so many digis lately! But no, I still have my Memento and trusty rubber stamps... they just don't get used so much these days. And I LOVE this cute stamp called Me & My Pony, it's one of my favourite LOTV stamps (I drew the brick wall though as it's not part of the stamp). I teamed it up with these gorgeous papers from my pal Faye... thank you so much, they're really special, button twine and ribbon and a few pearls. I coloured with my Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

Our kind sponsor this week at Passion for Promarkers is Michele R Designs... pop by the challenge blog for details on the prize and also to check out the four legged (and finned) cuteness the other DT girls have created! Thanks for popping by today!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

More Polka Dot Pals

Hello hello! Oh the sun is shining... doesn't it make you feel better when the sun's out!

We have a new release at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today, there are 4 new Polka Dot Pals as well as some cute kitties! Here's my card using SALLY...
How adorable is she? I luurve her hair... wish mine was that thick and full of bounce! Pop by the Little Miss Muffet blog to check out the other super DT cards, and to see all the images in the release. You can purchase them now at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Laters...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Golden Wedding

Hiya folks!
Just thought I'd pop by to share the Golden Wedding Anniversary card I made for my MIL & FIL recently, it's very different for me but my MIL loves vintage so she was really pleased with it. I also added several pages of verse inside (but no piccies of that). Here's the card...
I don't often make complex cards as I always struggle to know what to add and where... but I think this one turned out ok. The fab image was sourced from The Graphics Fairy, what a great site!
Thanks for popping by... hugs xx