Friday, 27 February 2009

Funky Fairy's challenge #5 swirls

Wow how remis of me this week. I'm a bit late putting up my creation for this weeks Challenge
on Funky Fairy's I am so sorry. But here it is finally.
This week the challenge is Swirls. In this challenge we would like to see you use SWIRLS on your creations. You can create whatever you want a card, page, atc or whatever you fancy, just use swirls on it.

To be in a chance of winning a prize, you have to use at least 1 Funky Fairys Papercrafts item.
If the funds are low, or if you are not familiar with the quality of papers that FFP sells, you can always use our freebies that can be found on our inspirational blog.

The DP is from the Funky Fairy's Hope collection. These are really beautiful papers and print out so well

Image WOJ spring collection

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Mardi Gras

While surfing blogland I found a new challenge blog Fun Frilled and this weeks theme is Mardi Gras. So oout came my stickles, embossing powders and gems and I just had fun scattering it all around my card. It's a shame the photo doesn't really show the sparkle of the card, but the lighting today is very poor, but this card it just too fun. Hope you like

Monday, 23 February 2009

Magnolia V Stampavie 15

I love the sketch this week on Magnolia v stampavie and as I had decided to make some mothers day cards ready for some order I have had I thought this would be a good opportunity to use it. I decided to make part of the front of the card acetate and I am really happy with how it turned out

DP: making handmade cards floral doodles
Image: Sarah Kay coloured with whisper pens and water brush
Sentiment generated on computer
ribbon and flowers from stash
added bling with stickles

CPS 104

Here is my card for sketch 104 on CPS.DP: Making hand made cards Floral doodle prints.
Image and sentiment. See D's Chalked
fibres from stash

Cupcake challenge 28

This week on Cupcake Craft Challenges we have a great sketch
This week we have a wonderful sponsor The Cutting Cafe. Regina is offering the winner 3 sets of their choice! How good is that.
We had the oppotunity to play with the cupcake downloads from The cutting cafe and I really enjoyed using them.

DP Funky Fairy;s Love train
Images the cutting cafe cupcakes coloured with pearly water colours

Don 't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT have done with the sketch

Sunday, 22 February 2009

back to crafting

Well half term is over and I now have a bit more time for crafting again. And to make it even better my Wiff of Joy spring collection arrived yesterday and i couldn't wait to start inking them up and having a play.
I thought the best place to start with them would be the WOJ Challenge. And this week is a great sketch that i have love playing with

DP: Summertime Designs 14 days of valentine
Image: WOJ spring collection. Coloured with water colour pencils
Ribbons and gems from stash

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Funky Fairy's challenge #4 Milk Carton

Good morning all. This week on Funky Fairy's Challenge we are asking you not to make a card but to make a Milk Carton. The template is brought to you by Create4fun and if you email them via the link on Funky fairy's Challenge they will email you the template free of charge for you to have a play.
The prize this week is Funky Fairy's Paisley Love Vol 1 download that most of the DT have used for their milk cartons. I made my selection from the reds on the download. They really are lovely papers and a good selection of colours to use too. You also have the chance of becoming guest designer for 2 weeks Starting from challenge 9
Please take the time to pop over and see what the rest of the DT have done with the papers and the template

DP : Funky Fairy's Paisley Love Vol 1 reds.
Images: penny black coloured with whisper pens
Sentiment hand written

Monday, 16 February 2009

only one

Here is my card for The Sugar Bowl challenge. The challenge this week was to make a card using only one piece of patterned design paper.

The DP i have used i don't know what it is as it came from a friend in a swap
Image is Sugar Nellie Macbeth coloured with whisper pens and water brush

Cupcake challenge 27

This weeks challenge at Cupcake Craft challenges is set by Jenny, and she has asked us to 'Alter Something'

I Had a few plain blank photo frames that i had bought a while ago and decided to alter these to put photo's of the children in for grandparents

DP Funky Fairy's free Green papers. I covered the frame with these papers and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder to make them more durable.
Sentiments : computer generated and then heat embossed. flowers from stash.

Pop over to cupcake to see what the rest of the dt has made

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Tripple Photo Frame

Over on Double Dutch this week the challenge is to make 'anything you want as long as it's not a card'.
This took some thinking about for me, but then i looked at my kids school photo's that i hadn't managed to frame yet and got the idea for this triple photo frame using my BIA

I have a huge stash of mount board and thought this was the perfect CS to use as it has the strength to last longer than normal CS. I cut out appertures in the mount board the right size for the photo's and then covered them with the DP from summertime designs Winter gifts.
Stamped images are all magnolia coloured with whisper pens and water brush
wording is coloured with glass paints to give a slight relief effect
Fibres, flowers and buttons from stash

Funky Fairy's Challenge #3 Faux Stitching

It's challenge time again over at Funky Fairy's Challenge, and this week we are asked to do some Faux Stitching.
Of course we have a lovely download from as a prize for you to win.
In order to make a chance of winning the prize, you need to use at least 1 Funky Fairys Papercrafts item on your creation.
Here is my faux stitched card. I have used various red papers from the love train and also the lovely bird image from the same set. I have paper pierced the papers and faux stithed with white sakura glaze pen. the faux stitching on the image is done with a sakura stardust pen

Pop Over to Funky Fairy's challenge and see what wonderful cards are made by the rest of the DT

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

WOJ new release 14th feb

WOJ are releasing a new fabulous and fun Medieval Collection designed by Alison Acton with the characters "Charlotte & Charlie"and there is also a chance to win 10 of these stamps at Katharina's blog.

Doodle emboss

I had fun making this card as i tried something out that I wasn't sure would work. I heat embossed onto some doodle flowers I had made in mulberry paper which gave them a transparent effect, and then using my embossing tool rubbed them on the back of the petals to give them some depth. The effect turned out quite good.

This card covers 3 challenges

  • Crafty Creations : This is there first challenge and it is 'Hearts Galore' to put hearts on your project.
  • CPS : sketch 102
  • Spoonful of Sugar : 'Doodle Doo' We would love to see some doodling on your cards. This could be hand drawn or if you have scrolls and swirl stamps you can also use these.
For the doodling my DP is a doodle type paper. I then used a doodle stamp to edge the card. Also the flowers I hand doodled

DP: Laura Ashley Galleria
Flowers hand doodled on mulberry paper and heat embossed
Doodle stamp See D's Blooming friendship

sketch saturday #37

Here is a card I have made with sketch 37 at Sketch Saturday

DP: Laura Ashley Galleria
Image Magnolia Tilda coloured with whisper pens and water brush
fiblre from stash
stickles added for a bit of bling

Monday, 9 February 2009

Cupcake challenge 26

Morning all. Well it's the start of a new challenge at CCC, and this week it was Jen's turn to choose the challenge. She has chosen the Theme ' Make a Scene' and We are sponsored this week by Helping Hands Templates and CDs, and we have their latest CD "Scenes To Decorate" as a prize. This CD is perfect to use with all sorts of stamps.
For my card I used a scene from a cute companions cd for the scene and stamped a cute companions mouse to add to it. The scene is decoupaged to give it some depth and used my crystal lacquer on the vase and the apples to give them a shiney look.
DP is from a RAK I recieved from a friend
Ribbon. flower and Lace from stash
Sentiment cute companions.

why not pop over and have a look at what the rest of the DT have made and have a play yourself

Friday, 6 February 2009

Caardvarks meets Dutch Dare

For this card I have incorporated 2 challenges as both challenges worked perfectly together
  1. Caardvarks : We heart you - make a card and be sure to include hearts - I have used a heart P. etc. Straight talk stickers and there is also hearts on the DP
  2. Dutch Dare Challenge : Create a love themed card using no pink and red - both the Image and the DP's are from Funky Fairy's Love Train set.  Aren't those owls cute

4 into 1

I have made this card for a very special friend of mine Sandra for her birthday which is today.
To make the card I incorporated 4 challenges.
  1. CCT : Metallica - Use some metal on your card - I have used a metal butterfly charm for this.
  2. Charisma Cardz Challenges: A recipe 3,2,1. - 3 different papers, 2 flowers, 1 ribbon. - I have used 3 papers from Funky Fairy's Love Train set that was free with the funky fairy's blog hop that was only available for 24 hours.
  3. MDC: Paper Piercing - This week's challenge is to use creative paper piercing on your card. We love the look of traditional paper piercing, but we'd also love to see some piercing used in unconventional ways - For this part I have pierced around the edges of all the papers to faux stitch and also paper pierced a pattern on the white circle.
  4. Friday sketchers sketch #38

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Funky Fairies challenge 2

Well it's time for challenge 2 at Funky Fairies Challenge blog and my first card for them as a DTM.  This week challenge is Dot's and Ribbons.  Please remember to use at least one funky fairy's item on you creation, which can be anything you like.
Please pop over take a look at the challenge and see what the rest of the DT have done with this challenge.

For my card I have used the Freebie Doodlementals kit.
Image is Bootiful Stampz Maggie in Dungaree's coloured with whisper pens and water brush.
Dottie ribbon from my stash

If you want to take part in the challenges but don't have any funky Fairies products, you can download some free papers from Funky Fairy Inspirations

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar meets PWC

I had real fun making this card.  I think it's because the image was so lovely to colour. The theme is PWC: Hearts and Flowers , which is to use hearts or flowers (or both) and the sketch is from A Spoonful of Sugar:  While making this card I played around with distressing, which i have done many times before but this time i decided to use my battery operated nail file that i have had for years but never used and it was sat in the back of a cupboard.  I had a play to see what effect it would give and now i'm hooked lol

DP 's from my stash a micture of freebies from magazines and some i recieved in a RAK.  Distressed around the edges and faux stitched
Image: Magnolia tilda coloured with whisper pens and water brush and highlighted with white gel pen. Wings glittered with Sakura clear stardust pen.
Ribbons and flowers from stash 
Sentiment: from a RAK I recieved