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Sunday, February 27

Boy oh Boy!

Hi, Hope your enjoying your weekend! David is off to the Rugby in Edinburgh and i have been trying to get bits and pieces of DT work done. I did say trying because every time i get my paper lined up, ruler just in the right place one of the kids shout on me for something!

Anyway i made this card a few days ago for someone and thought i might as well get it posted and enter a few challenges.

Papers - MME lost and Found
Image - The DigiStamp Boutique (TJ)
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Sentiment - MME Lost and Found Glittered Die Cut.
Die Cuts - Scalloped Square Nestibilities and Stars from Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cart.
Misc. - Brown ink for distressing edges and Swiss Dots Embmossing Folder.

Heres the challenges i am entering with this card;

Hope you enjoy whats left of your Sunday!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 24

Envelope card!

I have been meaning to post this card for a few days now but never got round to it so here is is! Its  envelope card followed by Lena Katrines Tutorial over at the Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire Blog. I love the way its turned out.
The image is Birthday Fairy from LOTV and i have coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are Pink Pettycoat Vintage Rose that came with the Quick Cards Magazine. I love the papers, they are just so pretty. I  inked every edge in Stormy Sky Distress ink. The flowers are a mixture of WOC and Papermania. I made my own hat pin using the pink beads and secured then in the back of the flowers. I used a organza ribbon and layered a narrow lace on top to add a bit more texture. The sentiment is from Digital Doodling and again i inked the edge with the Stormy Sky ink. The brad, charm, chain and gems are all from my st

In the picture below it shows the envelope card closed over. I made the fastener from buttons and a length of fibre to wrap around the button to keep it closed.
The next picture is just showing the inside of the card. I have kept this quite plain so you can write your  own message inside.
The sentiment in here is cut from my Cricut Wild Card Cartridge. The edges again have been inked in Stormy Sky distress ink.

Here is the challenges i am going to enter; - Fancy Folds - Ribbons and Bows - Flowers - Bows, brads buttons and beads ( I used them all) - Someone Special (For My Princess!!) - Use a Die                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Thanks for popping by...please excuse any spelling mistakes, its 2.50am and probably not the best time to concentrate!


Sunday, February 20

My Favourite Colour.....well this week!

Hi, Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. At last i finished painting the stairs and hall way, it took me weeks cos i started it then just have not felt well enough to finish it but i had to do it today...was really annoying me half done!

My card tonight is for the LOTV challenge which is "My Favourite Colours". I decided to go with my old faithful  The image is one of my favourites and have coloured her with promarkers. To add shine to her wings i have added glossy accents and glamour dust. My papers are doodlebug and Slice. The slice paper is full of glitter and shine and very slightly embossed. My flowers are Wild Orchid and Papermania and the leaves are a cricut cut from the pot pourri basket cartridge. I have also added a few stems with crystals on at each side of the flowers. To add a bit more shine i added gems and a hat pin. The ribbon was found at the bottom of my ribbon box...think its a never ending box and the ribbon seems to multiply every time i open it!!

Heres the link to all the challenges i would like to enter; - Time to spread your wings!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for popping by!

Saturday, February 19

Craft Us Crazy Monthly Sponsor - The Cutting Cafe!

Good morning, its a very early morning as i write this post...cant sleep so thought i would get this card posted.

The Cutting Cafe is one of the amazing monthly sponsors over at Craft Us Crazy. We were very kindly offered a set of printable stamps from The owner, Regina. The Craft Us Crazy DT have been creating all different projects to inspire you during the month of February.

I chose to use the printable set called "This Cake is All Hearts". It was really blown away by what i received, you have so many different options from just the one printable set. If you haven't already then pop over, there is something for every occasion.
I decided to use the large black and white coloured cake. I cut out 2 of the cake shapes and attached at the top so i could make a step card.  The ruffled ribbon on the cake was done by running a stitch along the length and then pull to gather it all up. At the top of the card i cut out 4 hearts at descending sizes, folded them in half and attached then from the fold to create a 3D effect, looks better in real life than it does on the picture. The sentiment came with the set, you get lots of them to choose from too! I added silver gems, pin and heart and key charms to the ribbon to finish it off.

 A big thanks to The Cutting Cafe for providing me with the printable set!
I had lots of fun using this set and thank you for looking!

Remember our "Winter" Challenge is running right now and you have until Wednesday 2nd March.

Thursday, February 17

Teddy Bea in Pink!

Hi, This is going to be a quick post tonight, got so much to do! This little Criss Cross pocket card was made for the Teddy Bo challenge which is "In the Pink" this time. I have coloured her in with Promarkers.  The paper i used is K&Co Amy Butler Belle Pink Acanthus. I have stitched the inside card and the border on the front with silver thread. I had to handsew it this time because i couldnt keep my sewing machine going in a straight line!! Yes it was all the machines fault....nothing to do with me not taking my time!! (well maybe that had something to do with it)
This was really simple and easy to make. The bow and gems are out my stash.

Here are the list of challenges i am entering with my criss cross card. - Stitching (Hand Stitched)

Thanks for visiting and as always thanks also for all the kind comments you leave each time!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the evening!  


Craft Us Crazy Challenge #2 - Winter Theme!

Good Morning! 
Today is the start of the second challenge at Craft Us Crazy!!

Before i tell you all about the theme for this fortnight i just want to say a massive thanks for all the entries for our first challenge!! We had 257 entries!! What a way to kick of our new challenge. Not only that, the standard of each project was so guys are so talented! Thank you from all the Craft us crazy team for all the support!

Onto the new challenge...the theme this time is ....WINTER! We want to see all your winter projects, remember you can make anything you like, whether it be a card or a LO or what about a winter gift? You can also use any brand you have in your stash.

The sponsor for this challenge is the totally fab Meljen's Designs!! You will find all the info on Meljens Designs here or over on the Craft Us Crazy Challenge Blog

The winner will win 4 Meljens images of their choice! 

We still have our monthly sponsors with us and will have a special Monthly Sponsor Prize in which all the Top3 picks will be entered into, that person will win that monthly prize!

Firstly we have The Cutting Cafe. The prize will be 3 stamp sets of your choice!! Again click on the link to take you there, you will be spoilt for choice!
The second monthly sponsor is Stamps Alive who are giving away a set of spellbinders Nestabilities!! Go and have a look at the store, its just fab!


Now onto my DT card.....

I made a step card this time and used my 2 matching hAnglar images in their winter clothes and cut the out to place back to back. They were coloured with Promarkers and the white bits on the clothes have been covered in Glossy Accents and Glamour Dust. I used my snowflake embossing folder to cover the main card base and right behind the images. The snowflakes are cut using my Pot-pourri Basket Cartridge and i have given them the Glossy Accents/Glamour Dust treatment. The sentiment was also a Cricut cut from the Wild Card Cartridge.
The ribbon and gems are just from my own stash.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges;

Lovely Hanglar Only - Take Two (Use 2 Images)
Stampavie and more - Monochrome
Paper Take weekly - Putting on the Glitz (sorry the snowflakes and white areas on clothes dont show up the glamour dust very well)
Our Creative Corner - Cut It Out (images cut out)

Thats all for me tonight. Thanks for reading my rather large post and i hope to see you all with your super "Winter" projects over at the Craft Us Crazy Challenge blog! This challenge will be open until Wednesday 2nd March!


Tuesday, February 15

I Got a Award!

Today i was given the "Liebster Blog award from Lisa!  Thanks Very much Lisa!! Lisa has been a great inspiration to me since i found her when i was offered a DT position over the the Crafty Calender Blog. She made me so welcome and is a genuine lovely person!
There are a few things i must do when accepting this award;

Firstly thank the person who gave me it and link back to their blog. 

Secondly, create a post and show off the Liebster Blog Image.

Last of all, choose 3-5 people to pass it onto.

This is hard, i want to give it to lots of people, everyone is so nice and so very talented! Here goes;

Vicky  (who has the biggest heart ever!)
Deborah (aka scrapn_momof2)
and i am going to give one to my little princess, Carrie, who has made her own little blog to show of her own little cards she makes. (Note to Self....Hide the Promarkers!)

That was hard when there are so many lovely people out there!  Anyway thats me for now. Will be back to post my LOTV challenge card, just need to add the finishing touches first!

 Good Night

Sunday, February 13

How Adorable??

I have had this card made since yesterday but my laptop decided to have a day off! I have had to reinstall all the drivers...Grrr!
This card was made for the Sugar Bowl challenge, the sketch this week was fab and we had the optional extra of the picture inspiration....

I just used the colours really for my card..mostly white with little blue!
The image is obviously the adorable Joy and she is coloured with Promarkers. I love these in Digi format because i was able to make the image smaller than i usually would use it to fit my space.
I embossed the layers with the swirls embossing folder and kept it pretty simple. The flower is a handmade one and the swirl is a cut form the Story Book Cartridge. I have used 2 kinds of ribbon, the sheer and the narrow silk. I have used them one on top of another to give it a different look and then with the bow i used the silk to twist down in spirals. I think this has turned out really well. The gems charm and chain are from my stash.

Here is a list of challenges that i am entering this card into! - Sketch and Inspirational Picture.

Thanks for visiting and all the lovely comments!

Friday, February 11

Glittering Tilda for I love promarkers Birthday!

Hi, Thank god its Friday! What a week, its been so busy and i have not been feeling that great with my kidney pain etc so i am looking forward to having a nice weekend and thats the kids off school for 10 days. At least i can get up and ready without having to rush to get to school on time!

Onto my card. This was made for for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge which is Glitter this time. My Tilda was coloured in with Promarkers and i have edged her all dress in Glossy Accents and glamour dust. This week at I love Promarkers they are celebrating their 1st Birthday!! They have a Birthday blog hop and a Birthday card challenge going on. The papers are the Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose ones that came free wiht my magazine. I made the white frame from a cut from my Cricut Wild Card Cartridge and i embossed it with a floral embossing folder. The larger flower is a home made one and the others are from Papermania. The green vines are from my Potpourri Basket Cartridge and have 
also been given the Glossy Accent and glitter treatment! The charm and chain, buttons, pins and lace were from my stash and the sentiment was from a pack of clear stamps i have and inked with the pink ink.

Heres the challenges i would like to enter with this card;

Thanks you as always for visiting my blog and wish you all a lovely weekend!

Monday, February 7

Lets Go Fly a Kite!

Today we had all kinds of weather! It started with wind and rain then at lunch time we had snow. It was too wet for it to lie thankfully! Late afternoon the sun came out for a while. I can cope with any weather but please not snow!!
Today i have made a card following the Friday Sketchers latest sketch. Its a fab one too, loved working with the sketch. I have used one of my hAnglar stamps. I used Promarkers and he was a dream to colour. The colours scheme came from the "Fab and Funky" challenge which is Chocolate and Blue. The paper i use was just a sheet i found in the pile of 12x12's i have and not sure where its from! I embossed the brown layer with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and the same with the white fame under the stamp. The stars, frame, circles and scallop corners were all cut using my Cricut cartridge, Plantin schoolbook. The ribbon is running through eyelets at each side of the frame. I have added a touch of Crackle Accents to the stars and scalloped corners for a change of texture. I added a couple of MME buttons to finish off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges; - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Thanks for having a look and hope you come back soon!

Saturday, February 5

Crafty Calender Challenge DT Card - Love!

Good Morning! Well its the first Saturday of February which means that its time for another Crafty Calender Challenge!. Before i tell you about the challenge this month i must say that i cant believe the talent out there,  i got so much inspiration from the blogs i visited while out there to check out your "New Beginnings" creations. Well done to everyone!

Onto February's challenge...this month we want to see all those "love" themed creations!
We have Squiggle Stamps as our sponsor this month and the prize is just amazing...
The winner will receive a £15 Gift Voucher!!! Pop over to the store here to have a look at what you could buy with that!!!

Squiggle Stamps very kindly offered the DT one of their fab images for us to use on our cards this month. The image is chose is "Daisy with Balloon". How cute is she! I coloured her with Promarkers and added touches of Glossy Accents and Glamour Dust.  I decided to make a Criss Cross card this time. The paper is from Bo Bunny, love the little hearts on it. The border was cut from my Story Book Cartridge and mounted onto white CS then edged with pink lace. As always my flowers were handmade and inked with pink and the green vines are from the Potpourri Basket Cartridge. The pink lace and charm are attached to the inner card. The charms i have been using lately are from "The Works". They have a rotating stand which has lots of good bits and pieces on it. Everything is £1 which is a bargain...they have ribbon, flowers, charms, buttons, gems and lots more. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Stampavie and more - Criss Cross Card
I love promarkers - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Use a stamp
Creative Craft Challenge - Hearts and flowers
Die Cut Dreams - Hearts With No Sentiment
Stamping for the weekend - Valentines card
Stamp Something - Use a Digi 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and please pop over to Crafty Calender to enter this months "Love" challenge!!

Thursday, February 3

Craft Us Crazy Challenge.......Anything Goes!!!

Hi Everyone, today kicks of the first challenge over at Craft Us Crazy!

This is a brand new bi- weekly challenge blog that everyone can join in with all kind of projects with whatever materials you have stashed away.

For the first challenge the theme is....ANYTHING GOES!
Lets see what amazing projects you can come up with for us...looking forward to seeing them all!
Here is my DT card

Heres the recipe.
The DT was kindly donated a super cute stamps from Digital Delights. I chose this cutie which is called "Little Dumpling and Bunny Slippers" 
Papers - Papermania
Colouring- Promarkers
Border Punch - Fiskers 
Die Cuts - Cricut Story Book Cartridge, Potpourri Basket cartridge, Nesties,
Other - Handmade flowers, white ribbon, teddy charm and buttons from stash.

For our first challenge we are sponsored by the amazing Digital Delights!
They are offering the winner of our challenge 3 digital stamps! You must pop over to have a peek at the store..just fab!

Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!
In addition we also have a growing range of "Delightful Piecings" which are paper pieced files designed to be used with your cutting machines or for hand cutting.
Fancy a new blog makeover, header or new watermark, then stop by our sister site Delightful Custom blogs.

The top 3 will also have a chance to win a fab prize too! At the end of each month the top 3 will go into a draw and the winner will win a super prize from our monthly sponsors....

Hello my name is Regina Easter. I have 4 wonderful children and an awesome supportive husband. I have for as long as I can remember loved all the aspects of creating things with paper and drawing. So it was only fitting that I decided to open up The Cutting Cafe' and I am loving every bit of this new venture. The Cutting Cafe'offers affordable Printable Stamps and Cutting Files. The Cutting Files which are basically just like templates are files that you Print out using your home printer, Cut, Assemble and then Embellish.....Very Easy.....The Cutting Files also come in the format where you can cut out the files using some of the latest Machine Cutters like the Pazzles Inspiration, Bosskut Gazelle and Cricut (with Scal software). The Printable Stamps are just that, images that are sent to you through email that you print out using your home printer. After the images are printed out, you can just color them in like you would any other stamped imaged...One great thing about the Printable Stamps and Cutting Files is that you no longer have to worry about finding space to store all of your stamps....You can keep them all in a folder in your computer and use over and over again.

I started my business in 1993 to give me something to do. I had worked all my life and recently quit to be a stay at home mom to my new baby. I've always been interested in paper products and I didn't like paying full price for some of the things I wanted. So I started my business. I like to pass my savings on to others. I've made some really good friends over the years. I've always been a small business I only advertise word of mouth. Over the years I've kept as busy as I wanted to be.
It has been very interesting to see the hobby industry change over the years. I had a "scrapbook" store in my basement before Las Vegas knew what a scrapbook store was. I've dealt with Provo Craft the entire 18 years I've been in business and that has been fun, to watch them change!!   The Cricut Messageboard has allowed me to expand my business but still do it "word of mouth".
That baby is almost 18 (March) and will be graduating HS in 2011, I will be ready to be busier at that time! She uses my supplies more then I do, I have decided I'm a collector of everything. I have more fun selling and helping others then I do creating. Maybe someday, when times are slower or I'm not being a "Taxi Mom" I can create. Until then, I collect!

Please pop over to the Craft Us Crazy Challenge blog and see what the other super talented DT members have created for you...what a talented lot they are!
I am looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your Craft Us Crazy entries....Happy Crafting!!


Love, Love, Love!!!

Hi, I have been trying to get on here to get this card posted for a few days but i seem to get distracted with one thing or another!!
This card was initially made for the Just Magnolia and hAnglar Challenge which is Going Dotty. I decided to combine it with a valentines theme because there are so many "love" or "Valentines" challenges out there this week.
My hAnglar image is coloured in with Promarkers. She is so cute holding onto her heart! The spotty paper is from Claire Curds "the big one" paper pack that i have had for such a long time and still have not got through it all! I ran a running stitch up the length of ribbon and then pulled to gather it in. I decided to set the sentiment in between a few hearts which i glazed with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with Glamour Dust. The flowers, charms and gems are from my stash and the swirl under the flowers is cit from my story Book Cartridge

Here is th elong list of challenges i am entering this into this week! - Show some love!

Thanks as always for visiting and leaving such lovely comments!!