Friday, 30 March 2012

Bright and Cheerful!

Today's card has a background that is embossed in my cuttlebug.
The image (a magazine freebie) was stamped on a scalloped circle, and coloured with markers and Sakura glaze pens. I sponged some colour around the edge and added 3 buttons and 3 snippets of ribbon

I am entering  Pan Pastels  for bright colours
Passion for Promarkers  for ribbons and buttons
Simon Says Stamp Challenge   for Anything goes

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Today I have been playing around with colours, textures, and shapes.
I have used my nesties scalloped circles to cut the base card, then cut a smaller single layer in black.
The owl  is embossed onto a piece of card, which has duct tape (from the shed) stuck on. I then experimented with colouring, using alcohol ink first and then some green Lumiere. I layered 2 pieces of copper tape (more diy stuff from the shed!) and then the owl raised on mounting tape.
I wonder what else I could find in the shed that I could use in crafting!!!

I am entering the Going Buggy challenge - use something not meant for crafting.
 Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crop Stop - shaped card

Monday, 26 March 2012

Can you believe this!!

This is what Kristen has to say -----

                                     HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!

I am giving away one $100.00 Gift Certificate to Superstore to one lucky winner!!

Have something on your wish list that you are dieing to purchase? Want any of the new CHA items? Look no further!! You could be the winner of my HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!

Why am I giving away $100.00? Well... I have a new blog that I would like you to become a follower of. I am closing Lilsweetpea's Place and opening up a new blog called Kristin Wilson Handmade. Nothing is changing except the name. I will still be posting pictures of my projects and doing videos. It's just time to get my name out there. In fact I have transferred every blog post from this blog over to Kristin Wilson Handmade.

Why not check out her blog and become a follower

Another Cardmaking Paradise card

This is another of Sara's templates from Cardmaking Paradise. See the links to her site on my sidebar Cardmaking Paradise and Template Heaven.
I have coloured the card, using distress inks - dried marigold and a little antique linen. Stamped the flourish (unknown) with Adirondack expresso, and then added sequin trim for some sparkle.
The card will stand up, but I have chosen to scan it instead of taking a photo!
I am entering in the current challenge at Cardmaking Paradise
and also at
Craft Room Challenge   for glitter and bling
Crop Stop     for anything shaped

Monday, 19 March 2012

Cardmaking Paradise

I have made this card for my youngest Grandson's first birthday. We hope to get to see him next month when we 'cross the pond'
This is one of the fabulous templates from Cardmaking Paradise
I have textured the front layer with my cuttlebug to give some dimension.
Sara is offering some lovely blog candy (see pic on sidebar), and here is all the information from Sara's blog

All you have to do for your chance to win, is to post a picture of a project you have made from Cardmaking Paradise somewhere on the World Wide Web! It can be on a forum, or blog - or somewhere else!
Put a link to with your picture - and why not tell all your crafty friends how much fun they will have there too!

Put the web address of where your picture is, and your name into the linky at the end of this post.

The closing date is Wednesday 28th March. At the closing date, I will video record my screen as I use a random generator to select the lucky winner!

Help us to spread the word about Cardmaking Paradise. 10% of all membership fees go towards our new charity, Crafty Smiles, bringing crafts to children in Oncology Wards around the country.
You can join in wherever you are in the world!
Here's a list of what's in the box:
Katzelkraft rubber stamp sheet, Tando Creative Butterfly Grab Bag, Floral Grab Bag, Cosmic Acrylic Drawing Ink, Papermania Decorative Metal Shapes (90 pieces), Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set (scallop 3 dot), Distress stains bundled sage and worn lipstick, Brilliance Teardrops in Graphite Black and Pearlescent Crimson, Tube if Beads and Pearls, Kwik-Thread.

Do join in and help spread the word

Friday, 16 March 2012

birds of a feather

I have been playing with a new set of stamps that I won from Holley, I thought they were rather cute!
I needed to make an orange and blue card for a swap I am in, so this suited the purpose. As you can see I have stamped the birds in a row, and the sentiment on a card scrap which I cut out with a nestie die. I then added the ric-rac, and did the bird's eyes with a gel pen.
I can enter in
Divas by Design  - citrus colours
Crafts and me
 - circles (they are on the wings!)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Getting a bit sketchy!

I loved the sketch posted on Bizzy Becs blog and this is my interpretation, in pretty pink shades. I have used a pink shaded ribbon, Pink lace down the right hand side, and finished off with a crocheted flower with a pearl in the centre.
 I would like to enter at
Bizzy Becs 
Pan Pastels    Girly or Mother's Day
Sweet Stamps   Think Spring

Sunday, 11 March 2012


Second post today!!
Another boy's card to add to my stash.
I have used a Penny Black stickeroo, mounted on a nesties scalloped shape. The centre piece is raised on mounting tape to make it stand out. I have added a birthday peeloff and some extra pics from the sticker sheet.
It looks really bright and cheerful - so some little boy will love it!
I am entering
Polkadoodles    lets hear it for the boys
Penny Black Saturday  The young ones


Today's card is a simple printed image, layered on black, and mounted onto a tan card. I have added 3 buttons, and filled the centres with gold glitter, and a gold birthday sentiment.
I am entering
Moving Along with the Times    add a button
Totally Gorguss    Anything Goes with a button

Hope you like it - I am always short of cards for boys.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A card for Miss Poppy

Poppy is soon going to be 6, so I have made a card using Penny Black stickeroos, I have machine stitched the background layers, and used spellbinders dies for the flowers and the scalloped oval.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Sarah Hurley Challenges  birthday
Polka Doodles  dots or stripes (I have used both)
The Poodles Parlour   birthday
Divas by Design  spots or stripes
Craft your Passion     anything goes