xx Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog - your comments are all greatly appreciated xx

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Cuddle Cloud Baby Boy

Hello crafters and welcome to a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy.

We think this fortnights challenge will really get your creative juices flowing as we're challenging you to try out a new technique.  We all have a list of things that we've wanted to try for ages and never found the time for haven't we?  So why not pop on the kettle and make yourself a cuppa, treat yourself to a biscuit and pop over and have a look at the DT's card for inspiration and pick something off your list and enter it into our challenge.  You never know you might be in with a chance of winning!! 

I've wanted to have a go at shrink plastic for ages and bought some ages ago, but always put off trying it so thought what better time to give it a go!  I did have a few misshapen stars to start off with but I think I mastered it in the end :-)

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles - cute as a button
Jellypark - colour palette (summer refresh)
Sew Many Challenges - ovals
Stampin' For The Weekend - what a cutie
Outlawz - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - dies/punches
Anything Goes - anything goes
Bearly Mine - button it up
Creative Card Crew - babies
Get Hippity With Ippity - buttons
Ooh La La Creations - punches/dies
Paper Pretties - buttons
There's Magic In The Air - someone special
Card Cupids - anything goes
Corrosive Challenges - punches/dies
Dream Valley - buttons

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Saturday, 17 September 2011


It's challenge time again over at Lia Stampz and this time the theme is to create a project with a moving element.

I really struggled with this one and spent sleepless nights wondering what I could do!  It wasn't until my partner saw the image that I was working on and said "she looks as though she's sitting on something, why don't you put her on a swing?"  Well that's it sorted now,  he's my designer now and no more sleepless nights lol :-)

Here's the card that I've created for your inspiration (with the help of my designer) and the image has acetate behind it which has been made into a spring so that the swing goes backwards and forwards.  Hope you like it!

Materials used:

Image - Lily from Lia Stampz
Coloured with promarkers
Distress ink - tumbled glass
Liquid Pearls - lemon yellow
Birds - cut from birds and flowers set embossing folders
Backing paper - freebie from Papercraft Essentials magazine - Sweet Wishes Paper Stack
Flowers, brads, thread, gems and ladybird from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cardmadfairy's - lots of layers
Crafts 4 Eternity - recipe
Crafty Ann's - out of comfort zone
Stampin' Dragon - 3D
Our Craft Lounge - color challenge
By The Cute & Girly - all things bright & beautiful
4 Crafty Chicks - embossing
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Digi Doodle - autumn colours
Little Miss Muffet - things with wings
Some Odd Girl - stitching
Cooking It Up With Katie - recipe
Digistamps 4 Joy - autumn colours
Papertake Weekly - things with wings
Stamping Boutique - recipe - WINNER & TOP 3
Craft Our Passion - "F" word
Happileigh Scrappin' - autumn
Critter Sketch - photo inspiration
Crafty Pad - goodbye summer
One Stitich At A Time - anything goes
Pile It On - layers
Di's Digis - anything goes

Friday, 9 September 2011


It's challenge time again over at Fussy and Fancy and this fortnights theme is "Back to School".  I know many of you have had the pleasure (oops did I say that?) of packing your little kiddiwinks back off to school or even taking them there for the first time, but I can safely say that those days are a long and distant memory for me as my daughter is coming up for 21 this year!!  Anyway at least with more free time on your hands you can get more crafting done eh?

Here's my card for some inspiration:

Materials used:

Image from Simply Betty Stamps (our sponsor for this challenge) - London
Coloured with Promarkers
Nestability - Scallop Oval Small
Liquid Pearls - Pastel Raspberry
Backing paper - freebie from Papercraft Essentials magazine - Sweet Wishes Paper Stack
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass & Spun Sugar
Crayons made from cocktail sticks and coloured with promarkers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Some Odd Girl - stitching
Divas By Design - back to school
Clear It Out - back to school
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Jen's Digi's - back to school
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Stamping Boutique - back to school
There's Magic In The Air  - back to school
Come And Get It - back to school
Catch The Bug - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - back to school
One Stop Craft - back to school
If The Shoe Fits - back to school
Simply Betty - back to school

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugz xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

White On White Sympathy Card

It's time for another challenge and unfortunately our last challenge over at:

Now this months challenge - white on white with the addition of a ribbon (which is the only thing that can have colour) - was a real challenge for me and I really struggled, but I got there in the end - see what you think!

Materials used:

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die - Heart Swirl Branch
Marianne Designs Embossing Folder - Swirls
Nestability - Scallop Oval Small
Butterfly Punch
Ribbon from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Art Impressions - lots of dots
Rainbow Lady's - let's emboss it
Crafty Creations - die cuts/punches
My Mum's Craft shop - 1 sentiment, 2 butterflys, 3 dies - WINNER
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - easel does it
KB Cute Monday - butterfly
Ooh La La - no backing paper
Quirky Crafts - flourishes & embossing
Crafty Ann's - all white on the night
Jelly Park - punches/die cuts
Crafty Catz - monochromatic
Sweet 'n' Sassy - white on white

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx