Sunday, 31 July 2011

following a sketch

I really wanted to join in with the Midnight madness sketch this week, I have used Grace from Sugar Nellie coloured with promarkers, cut out with my nesties, DP are from bearlymine Designs Spring Blossoms collection, punched a few flowers and added a little ink and some gems finishing off with ribbon and a stamped sentiment
I am entering into the following

Creative Inspirations Dt Card Challenge 65

Firstly I would like to say we had some fabulous cards for the  xmas in July challenge last time and thanks for joining in with us at Creative Inspirations.
This time we have the fabulous Debbie hosting the challenge and the theme is

 Decided to make another easel card think these are my favourites at the moment and I have used 'Bunches' from Mo's digital pencil, coloured with promarkers the DP are from Bearlymine Designs  Summer Rose collection, Martha Stewart punches, flourishes, a few pearls, ploka dot ribbon and some lace finishing off with a diecut sentiment

 we also have another fabulous sponsor this week

Who will be providing the prize for one lucky winner...need some inspiration? why not pop over to Creative Inspirations to see what my lovely and talented teamies have made
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Saturday, 30 July 2011

monochrome vintage card

Just finished this card and I made it.... just because I wanted to,I have used one of my favourite stamps and its from kanban coloured with promarkers, the papers are from Bearlymine Designs designer extreme added cream lace a ribbon with a pearl slider and a hand made flower also a few sequins and some glitter
I am adding this card into the following challenges sparkle goes goes goes

Thursday, 28 July 2011

What I've been up to! Bridal Horseshoes

Making Bridal Horseshoes!!
I made one of these last week for a friend of a friend as she had been all over and couldnt find any to buy, she then showed the lady in the bridal shop who has asked if I could do her some samples, I have no idea what to charge for them..any help welcome..what would you pay LOL!! the boxes are 8 inches by 8 inches so they arent small and I have lined with papers from Bearlymine Designs Damask Delight..Donna's papers are so versatile I dont have to look too far for what I want!!, I did 2 with lace and 2 without and one of those in ivory and gold, I dont want to ask too much but would like a fair price for my work...please help LOL!!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Diva's By Design Challenge 7

Before I tell you about the challenge this time just wanted to let you know you are such a talented lot! amazing entries once again ladies and gents, and for now another fabulous challenge at Diva's by Designs this time !

I have used 'flower fairy beary' by Di's Digi Downloads, coloured with promarkers, added some gems and stickles , the DP are from Bearlymine Designs Spring Flight Collection, punched flowers using the left over papers and added gems to these too and of course not forgetting the card candy and stamped sentiment.
we have once again a fabulous sponsor this week

Cant wait to see all your summer creations!!
Pop over to to see what my very talented teamies  have created for your inspiration...come along and join in!! We also have a fabulous Guest Designer joining us this time too!!
I will entering this card into the following challenges

Sunday, 24 July 2011

My card for today

I have used this super tilda stamp coloured with promarkers and if you look carefully but not too close mind you will see I have attemped folds in her dress (first attempt!) the paper is from the Summer Rose collection by Bearly mine designs the small peices are from my bits box great to use up on sketches added some ribbon and card candy to finish off.
I have followed the sketch from passion for promarkers so will be entering this card into the challenge goes

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Cards for teachers

Well my Grandson will be breaking up from school this week for the summer holidays and made these 3 quick card for his teachers,
I created the file with scal software and die-cut them with the expression
I used black ,red green and brown card stock and a little ribbon to decorate, they are approx 6x6 in width and height
Never in a month of Sunday's did I think I could find any challenges to enter them in ....but hey ho... I did LOL!! die-cut cards cards

Tag your it!! Bearlymine Challenge 15

What a fabulous challenge we had last time!! really enjoyed looking at all the wonderful creations!!
A super challenge at Bearlymine Challenges this week too
Use a tag somewhere on your card or creation
I have used DP from Bearlymine Designs the Spring Blossom collection, my image is a digi stamp from Di's Digis.... Maisy on a ledge coloured with promarkers and cut her out and placed her on my tag, added flowers ribbon and stamped sentiment from my stash.
Just a little reminder ladies Bearlymine sale still on.....  ends on the 20th July so best hurry if you want to bag a bargain!!
We have 4 fabulous sponsor for you this time too

Need inspiration?...look no further than to see all the wonderful creations made by my teamies cant wait to see your cards and creations too!!
will be back later to enter some challenges...

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Creative Inspirations 64

Its my turn to host the challenge at Creative Inspirations this time  and the theme is


I have used snowfriends by the Stamping Boutique a great digi I love it!! coloured with promarkers, the DP is from Bearlymine Designs Winter Swirl collection which is on offer in the summer sale at the moment, added a Martha Stewart punched border, lots of stickles and added a stamped sentiment sitting on a diecut snowflake
we have a fabulous sponsor for you this time too

so  you have to be in it to win it, join us this time at Creative Inspirations
pop over and take a look at all the Christmas creations my lovely teamies have made
we have  5 new teamies joining us and I'm sure you'de like to join me in showing them a very warm welcome!
I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Saturday, 16 July 2011

My first altered box

Please be gentle with me as this is my very first attempt at altering anything, I am so Inspired by Brenda of and Cheryl of whom  are totally on a different level in their  art and craft ability to me but as I said I have been inspired by these two very talented ladies and thought I would try and alter this wooden box which I picked up at a charity shop for 99p what a bargain!! I felt as if I've held back a bit with the decorating of it incase I ruined it I was aiming for a shabby chic effect and used tim holtz distress ink, bundled sage to help me with the distressing, I only noticed this morning I have a brush hair on the top and didnt want to mess around with it incase i spoil it ......any suggestions or advice will be gratefully recieved.
Anyway thought I would share my project with you as any critisism good or bad will be well recieved as I say this is new to me and boy did I enjoy it!!! will definitly do more.
The a gift for my Mum to keep all her little treasures in A Memory Box

Entering my box into the following challenges  inspire me fridays...
anything goes

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Little Rosie

OOH I really wanted to join in with the challenge at LOTV this week the theme is pink and Blue , I just new I had these fabulous papers from Bearlymine Designs, Simply dots and the stripe is from Designer extreme, I have coloured little rosie with promarkers added flowers from my stash and a stamped sentiment, I've tried to keep to a pastel effect, here is a close up of Rosie
so there it is I will be entering this card into  blue and pink blossoms colou challenge summer birthday

Male card

This has to be one of my fav LOTV stamps isnt he just so sweet!!, I have coloured him up with promarkers and added a little distressing, DP are from designer extreme by Bearly mine designs printed large and small   perfect for a male card I think and pearlecent gold sparkles for matting, added the brown bow,2 buttons and a small sentiment didnt think it needed anything else
I am adding this card into the following challenges ......boyz to men goes no flowers allowed

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Diva's by Design 5 DT Card

  Over at the Diva's by Design Challenge  this time its Team B's challenge, but I just love to join in...
the theme is
I have used my latest Tilda coloured with promarkers,  Dp are from Bearlymine Designs and its from the Spring Blossom collection, gingham ribbon and flower from my stash and finished off with a stamped sentiment.
We have a super sponsor for this challenge too!
Cant wait to see all your fabulous pastel creations so do hope you will come play with us, pop over  to Diva's by Design and see the wonderful creations my teamies have made for your inspiration
will be back later to enter some challenges with at least 2 words

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

More Christening and Baptism cards

Its not very often I use these embossing boards now, well only when requested really, I was asked to make these 2 cards and thought I would share them here, I still think they make a stunning keepsake card, I hope the buyer likes them too I have one more to make so better crack on

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Kenny K challenge and bloghop

There's an anything goes challenge and bloghop over at Kenny K's challenge so thought I would hop and play along too!!
I have used Kitty Katastrophe and coloured her up using promarkers she's such a cute Diva, the DP are from Bearlymine designer extreme added some black lace and ribbon and of course not forgetting the card candy
I am entering into the following challenges
Kenny K's challenge...anything goes something beginning with D ......Diva!!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

My Little blue box

 This is what I have been making today, someone asked me to make them an empty box..decorated in blue as its to give to a bride as a keepsake and will contain a blue garter.
I have used my favouritest Digital  Papers from Bearly Mine Designs and its from the new Summer Roses collection
I have added a heart shaped doily and diecut, a butterfly for luck flowers are from wild orchid crafts , the pin I made myself and added a bow, the inside of the box is decorated with the same beautiful papers I also made a small gift card and popped that inside too
I am adding my box to the following challenge with wings blossoms goes wedding flower power goes with wings about flowers challenge it up

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

My First DT card for Bearlymine Designs

I really am so pleased to be working along side a fabulous designer and design team, I think you may have gathered by now I am a big fan of  Bearlymine Designs and this is my very first post for the DT.
The challenge this time is  Anything goes.....
I decided on a center step card and  have used DP from  Bearlymine Designs Summer Light Collection, My digi image is from kenny K and is Dabomb coloured with promarkers,
 I added flowers ,ribbon and pins from my stash to finish off my card along with stamped sentiment and die cut.
We have 3 fabulous sponsors for you this time

 Bearly Mine Designs 
 2 Digi sets of the Winner's Choice

 Kenny K
 5 Digi's of the Winner's Choice

 Emerald Faerie Garden 

4 Faeries Digi's of winner's choice

I cant wait to see you join in and play along with us this challenge and hope you'll visit  us all for some wonderful inspiration from  my teamies!! you'll find us here

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Shabby Chic Tilda

well I hope she is shabby chic!!! I have used this super tilda which I kindly  received from the lovely Jacque, coloured her with promarkers, the DP are from Bearlymine Designs Simply Dots and Lacy Vintage, I distressed them both tearing and scraping the papers then used Tim Holtz spun sugar distress ink, I added a couple of flourishes, flowers, pin and this beautiful pink lace from my stash oops I nearly forgot my lastest  ever piece of the pink sparkley netting, would love some more of this, its been in my stash so long I cant remember where I bought it ...should have bought more coz I love it now LOL!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges anything goes with Shabby Chic pic

Creative Inspirations 63

 Its the turn of our very own Debbie this fortnight to host the challenge at Creative Inspirations, the theme
I have used DP from designer Extreme and plain card stock, my image is a Kenny K digi Miss Fortune, coloured with promarkers, was feeling a bit patriotic so added the union Jack,  red ribbon and polka dot ribbon from my stash
we have 2 great sponsors for you this time
Simon Says

Bunny Zoe crafts
So why not pop over and join in...need inspiration ...then visit the Creative Inspiration challenge blog to see what my lovely teamies have made
will be back later to enter some challenges

Friday, 1 July 2011

Bling It On July Challenge

Another well loved challenge from Bling it On this month Ladies
so hoping we have lots of you joining in
Another easel card from me , I have used DP from Bearly-mine Designs my absolute favourite papers and the collection is Spring Blossoms, the sweet Digi stamp is from Meljens Designs  cuddle cloud baby isnt it just the sweetest I loved working with this image!! Coloured with promarkers, also used 2 Martha Stewart punches,  a die-cut flourish and flower from my stash.
we have a fabulous sponsor for you this month too 

Please pop over to Bling it On challenges to see what my lovely teamies have made
I will be back later to enter some challenges