Monday, 30 March 2009

cupcake challenge

Well this is my last cupcake challenge as a DT member, from now on I will be entering as a regular blogger.
This week we have a sketch to follow
And here is my card using another one of these lovely elves
DP and image:Bearly mine designs

DT call @ Funky Fairy's Shop

At this moment Ria is looking for 3 new Design Team members to join the Funky Fairys Shop DT.
What we expect from our shop DT:
* 1 creation a week which means 4 creations in 1 month. But if you do a larger project you can make 1 creation in 2 weeks.
Every 2 weeks you get a new assignment with the papers, we would like you to work with that time.
*we have enough cardmakers on our DT so we would love to see something else then a card.
*You place a Banner with link to FFP shop on your blog.
You join challenge blogs and show off Funky Fairys Papers in the best way.
* we would love to see work that blows us of our chairs at FF headquarters.
What do you get in return:
* an assortiment of Funky Fairys downloads to work with ( papers, images you have to print yourself)
* 2 great bosses, me (Ria, the DT coordinator) and Shaz the Designer of the papers;)
This DT position is for a trail time of 3 months after the 3 months you will be a full Funky Fairy.
The DT call is open to everybody world wide.
To apply for this DT Position, pop over to Funky Fairy's Inspirational for how to apply
This DT call is open till 14 April.
Good luck

Thursday, 26 March 2009


Here is another one of the stamps that I bought from Donna at Bearly Mine Crafts. Isn't he cute?
I have used the sketch at Double Dutch

DP's and Image: Bearly mine designs
flower ribbon recoloured with peel off pens
brads from stash
medum: Whisper pens

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Magnolia v stampavie

Over at Magnolia v Stampavie they are asking us for shaped cards/projects. Anything goes as long is it's not square or rectangular.
I decided to try out one of the templates that i won from Cutting Cafe
DP: Summertime designs Sweet Springtime
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Ribbon: Deco craft ribbon

Dark with a touch of red

Over at Fun Frilled the challenge this week is to use a dark DP with a touch of red.
I used the sketch at cps to do this card
CS Black and red
DP: Dovecraft Charcoal Prints
Ribon and flowers from stash

easter greetings

Here again I have combined 5 challenges. I tink i'm getting qui good at combining them now

DP: Funky Fairy's Cherish
Image: Penny Black
flowers hand drawn and cut out
Medium: whisper pens

Funky Fairy's challenge #9

It's that time again , yes challeng time at Funky Fairy's.
Our challenge for you this week is to use


on your work. You can create anything you like.

To be in with a chance of winning a fabby
Funky Fairys Papercraft download kit
you must use one or more FF products on your work.
Have a look at the Inspirations blog for some freebie downloads

Here is my card. and I used the sketch at Friday sketchers

DP: Funky Fairy's Cherish
Image: Funky Fairy's Feeling Sweet
flower and leaves from stash
sentiment: Papertrey
medium: pearly watercolours and stickles

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Little Princess

I have made this card using some yet to be released papers from Making Handmade Cards.
I have also combined 3 challenges;

DP and image: Little princess Making Handmade Cards.
ribbon from stash

Monday, 23 March 2009

Cupcake challenge 32 monsters

I can't believe it's that time again, this week seems to have gone so quickly. It's time for the cupcake challenge again and this week Sarah set the challenge. She chose monsters, cute ones not scary ones. This will be quite a challenge for some, but we look forward to seeing what you all come up with.
I would also like to congratulate the new DT on their posts and look forward to seeing what you come up with. I will now be able to join in and hopefully win some of those loely prizes

While making my card I realised that I hadn't got any monster stamps or images so decided to havea go a drawing mine and then making them into digital images. I realy anjoyed having a play and in total design 5 monsters. This is one of them on my card and I will show you the others in future cards. I enjoyed it so much that i am thinking of making some other digital images to so keep a look out here to see what i come up with, and any idea's of images you would like to see would be gratefully appreciated.

To make this card I also used the sketch at Dutch Dare as it seemed to fit perfectly with the theme
DP. I really can't remember where i got these papers from. I know they were a download but i just can't sem to find them anywhere in my files
Image, hand drawn by me and made into a digital image
Embelishments from stash
medium: water colour pencils

Sunday, 22 March 2009

magnolia's blog candy

look Here for some great magnolia's blog candy

Saturday, 21 March 2009

blog candy at Jens

Jens blog candy here

Friday, 20 March 2009

Look at his blog candy

Malin has these lovely hanglar stamps for her blog candy


A couple of Days ago I recieved these absolutely gorgeous stamps from Bearly Mine Designs and couldn't wait to ink them up and get them inked up and coloured. I also got some free matching papers with them which are just so cute. Donna makes just the most scrummy paper CD's and her husband Alan has written a great story to go with them which you can find the first 2 installments here. I can't wait for the next installment.

This card has been made with Egbert, the sketch at Charisma Cardz and the recipe at CCT.

DP's: Bearly Mine Designs
Image: Bearly Mine Designs Egbert
Flowers: cut from DP and stickles centre
Ribbon: Dovecraft
Sentiment: free from a magazine a while ago
Medium: Whisper pens

Thursday, 19 March 2009

4 into 1

I've been at it again, trying to combine as may challenges as possible so that i can take part in them all. This time I have managed to combine 4 challenges

DP: Funky Fairy's Cherish
Image: Whiff of Joy from spring collection
Ribbon and flowers from stash
Medium: whisper pens

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Have your cake

This card combines 5 challenges

DP: Funky Fairies
Images and Sentiment: The Cutting Cafe
Gems from stash
Ribbon: Dovecraft Smirk
Medium: pearly watercolours

Funky Fairy's Challenge #8

Our challenge for you this week at Funky Fairy's Challenge is to create a


You can make your page in any theme, but to be in with a chance of
winning a fab Funky Fairys prize, you must use at least one product
from Funky Fairys Papercrafts on your page.

Now this was a real challenge for me as I have never done a scrapbook page although i have often thought of having ago. So here is my first attempt.
Don't frget to check out the rest of the DT's layouts

DP: Funky Fairy's Cherish
Round : Funky Fairy Cherish
Peek a boo computer generated
Swirls : die cut shapes sento me in a Rak and inked up to match the background

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Cupcake challenge 32 brown + 1

It's time again for the Cupcake Craft Challenge.
I'm sorry I'm a day late posting this but i have a hous full of sick family at the moment and just didn't get the chance yesterday.

This weeks challenge at CCC is to use any one of these three colour combos.

1) Brown + Pink
2) Brown + Blue
3) Brown + Green

Don't forget also the DT call is still open until the 21st march. Next week will bethe present DT 's last submission and i'm looking forward to seeing what the new DT have to inspire us with. and also being able to take partin the challenges from the other side lol

DP: Summertime designs one year older
Sentiment: computer generated
ribbon: Papertrey dark chocolate

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Something for the Guys

Why do I always find mens cards hard to do. I bought these papermania stamps the other week hoping that they would make it easier, but i still struggled today.
Ok this card combines 3 challenges

  • Charisma Cardz : one for th guys
  • Our Creative Corner : Limited Supply Challenge - You may use any paper including designer papers but are only able to use a maximum of 3 layers (including your stamped image), 1 type of embellishment (buttons or brads or ribbon, etc), any stamps that you like and sentiments are optional.
  • Friday Sketchers : sketch by Carole
DP: Cardmaking world masculine papers
Images : Papermnia Stamping for him
Medium : whisper pens and waterbrush

Saturday, 14 March 2009

CCT Celebrate

Sorry about the quality of this photo but th lighting is really poor at the moment and I have realy struggled to get a decent photo.
This card is for CCT and it is there first birthday. They have a great sketch and the theme is celebration.

DP: Funky fairy's Hope
Image: Magnolia Edwin
Ribbon: Papertrey dark chocolate
Sentiment: Studio G

Easter Card #2

I have made this card using the sketch on Whiff of Joy.

DP: Funky Fairy's Cherish
Image: WOJ egg basket and chick from spring collection coloured with whisper pens

Thursday, 12 March 2009

My first easter card

My Papercraft insirations magazine popped through the letterbox today and the freebie that came with it was some flock powder. I have seen this around but never had a play with it, so jst had to have a go straight away.
I chose the sketch at A Spoonful of Sugar and the Theme of Easter at the ABC challenge for my card.
DP: Funky Fairy's cherish
All Images flowers and sentiment free stickers from the magazine to use with the flock

This is a very touchy feely card

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

book cover inspiration and some good news

First for the good news. Jo at has emailed me this evening to ask me to be a guest designer for her website where she sells beautiful downloadable papers. I am so excited as I love the floral doodles papers that I have used on a few of my cards.

Now on to my card. I Have used the sketch at Papertake weekly and the Theme at Creative Belli which is a book cover inspirational picture
Not sure who the image is by as i was sent it in a RAK a long while ago.
CS red and black
Ribbon from stash

A Notelet

Here is a little notelet I have made using scraps of card and paper and using the sketch at 2sketches4you

DP: Summertime designs Sweet Springtime
CS: Papertrey, Dark chocolate, Raspberry fizz, Ripe Avacado
Sentiment: Papertrey
flower: free stamp from a magazine coloure with skura stardust
butterfly: Whiff of Joy colored with sakua stardust

Magnolia v stampavie sketch

Over at MvS this week is a great sketch by Carla and I couldn't wait to give it a go. So here is my interpretation of the sketch.

DP: Summertime Designs Sweet springtime
Image: Magnolia Tilda with mushrooms. coloured with watercolour pencils
Gems from stash