Sunday, 26 February 2012

It's All Happening at 'That Craft Place'

This is a long post  but I'm so excited to be on the DT for
and I want to say so much LOL!!......might need a cuppa after all this !

Well ladies its all happening this week at 'That Craft Place'  challenge, many of you know, they are expanding!!!! That Craft Place shop is moving to larger premises with loads more goodies on their way.  Whilst they are busy decorating and making the new shop gorgeous the DT is gonna keep you busy!!..... and what a great challenge we have! 

Which will run for 4 weeks

 You can create a card, a tag, a scrapbook page, altered art, mixed media or whatever takes your fancy.
 and there's some great blog candy to be won......
I have used DP from Bearlymine Designs, a kanban stamp ( just one of the many brands available from the shop) coloured with promarkers and cut out using Gokreate dies and a little glitter added, flowers, feather,pin and bow from my stash.
We also have an inspiration blog where you will find cards and tutorials to give you inspiration, I hope you can appreciate its new but I'm sure it wont take us long to get it filled up with goodies for you to see, and also find out whats new in the shop we will be showcasing the wide selection of stamps  The Craft Place has to offer..we sure look forward to your support.
I hope you have time to have a browse around the shop, Lisa stocks some great names in rubber stamping and also to pop over to That Craft Place challenge to see what  my lovely talented teamies have made
I am entering this card into the following challenges Bingo ..Bows,glitter,flowers least 3 flowers

Friday, 24 February 2012

Black and White Engagement card

ooh I had to make an Engagement card with only a couple of hours notice, so I used die-cuts cut with the cricut and scal software,added ribbon and card candy with a simple sentiment I have also made the insert black with a punched border just on one side..think it looks rather elegant and was pleased as it was such short notice
I am rushing to enter this card into die-cuts or punches or punches


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Charisma Challenge 7

The lovely Clare has picked the theme this week over at and its...
Love is in the Air
I have use DP from Bearlymine Designs the new mini dots and Flower delight collections, My digi stamp is from Digistamp Boutique 'Love Birds' coloured with promarkers, I also used gokreate dies,Martha Stewart punch,added the gingham ribbon and flowers from WOC.
Once again we have 2 fabulous sponsors
 Digistamp Boutique

Joanna Sheen

I do hope you have time to visit to see what my lovely teamies have made and would love you to join in too.
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Diva's by Design Challenge DT Card

This week over at Diva's by Design the challenge is
and its team C's turn to inspire you ,I have used a LOTV stamp coloured with promarkers ,DP are from Bearlymine Designs designer extreme, added some gold mesh, diecut flourishes,pearls,ribbon, flowers and a charm.
Our sponsor this week is

I do hope you have time to pop over to Diva's by Design to see what my lovely teamies have made
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

My News

No card for you tonight my friends you'll have to wait till morning, but some exciting news for me..I've been sitting on my hands for over a week now and I'm nearly ready to burst..........I made the DT at ......

 I'm so excited..... I love to stamp and colour but I also like working with Cd's so this is a great opportunity for me and I cant wait to get started, if you would like to see who else was lucky enough to make the DT please pop over to would love to have your support..thank you

Monday, 20 February 2012

Whiff of Joy at That Craft Place

Just a little taster ladies please follow this blog and keep up to date so you dont miss the new arrivals  coming soon to That Craft Place  new Whiff of Joy know you'll want them!! This is just a sample of an older release, pop on over to see what there is in much more
I'm entering this card into the following challenges -swirls,flowers,pearls birthday boys or girls ribbon/bow and pearls

Sunday, 19 February 2012

CD Sunday Challenge Entry

Wanted to play along at the CD Sunday Challenge this week, which gave me a chance to use my Touch of Magic CD which has hardly been used and the images are so gorgeous, I also used DP from Bearlymine designs the new Mini Dot collection, and flowers from Fred she Said..think they all fitted together quite nicely and I was pleased with the result...must used cd's more often!! and legs spots and dots with wings goes

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Die cuts at Less is more

Try as I may I just could not get a decent photo maybe try again tomorrow, anyway this is my take on the challenge at Less is more this week .....I'm getting quite addicted to it LOL!! I have die-cut the corners and added the sentiment, the card I used for the die-cut is silver with a little holographic glitter in it maybe why I cant get a decent pic.
Sorry I havent been around much this week ..still got this flu and a terrible chesty cough..its wearing me out!
hope to be back to normal soon
laney Die-cuts and Punches

One Stop Craft Challenge DT Card

' Create Your own Background'

is the challenge this time at I created my background digitally in PSE, My image is from Meljens designs coloured with promarkers,added a border with ribbon and card candy. We have 2 fab sponsors this time too

Meljens Designs

Whimsy Stamps

I do hope you have time to visit to see the super creations of my teamies

Have added my paper as a freebie
I am entering my card into the following challenges

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A Diva by Design Reminder

I dont have a card to share today
Just a little reminder we at Diva's are now a weekly challenge!! why not pop over and join the ladies this week the theme is:

Wings and Things

Anything winged ......... image, paper or embellishment.
see you there!!!
hugs  laney

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Lots and Lots of Mini Dots!!

yep!! Lots and lots of mini Dots is the new collection from Bearlymine Designs with a whopping 95 papers  and the colours are amazing  ranging from  pastels to brights you can get yours from  here, as you can see a real must have collection, I have used 3 of them on my card, Teddy bo coloured with promarkers, sentiment I did on the PC
I am adding this card into the following challenges of layers critters love cute n cuddley love is in the air

Be gentle first tag

phew!! be gentle with me my friends..I have seen so many fabulous tags in blog land and I do mean fabulous..... thought I'd like to make one, I enjoyed the making of it but not sure I like it
anyway I am adding my tag into the following challenges, I'm hoping practice makes perfect or maybe halfway decent LOL!! plus one is all around

One Layer card

I am so enjoying the challenges at less is more and this week its stripes, I created the stripes using the hougie board then distressed using Tim Holtz  bundled sage, the poppy stamp is from Sheena Douglas coloured with promarkers, sentiment is from Whiff of joy, sorry I havent been around much I have the flu,so thinks its time for a cat nap now

Friday, 10 February 2012

More Christening Invitations

I have been playing today and this is what I have made
I find I'm always in need to do Christening Invitations ..thats what happens when you are from a big family its constantly growing.....I won some dies from Gokreate a couple of weeks ago and I have to say I'm very impressed... the quality is amazing I will be definitely buying more and what lovely people from Gokreate too, ,these are the standard size and I thought this particular one would be great for Christening Invitations and I have the perfect stamp LOTV which I bought at the SSEC in October in readiness I may add!!which doesnt take a lot of time to colour, I'm sure these will be a hit with my lot!!! well that is if I get plenty of notice...they tend to wait till the last minute

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Charisma Challenge wk 5

Yes you've guessed it! the challenge over at Charisma this week is
Things with Wings
I cut the base card using the cricut then distressed it using Tim Holtz distress inks I then stamped over this using my tapestry stamp a wee little butterfly, added a second layer using Dp from Bearlymine Designs vintage and added some stickles to this but cant seem to get a good photo where it shows up, third layer is once again distressed and stamped text on it, added the flourishes, card candy and WOC flowers to the body of the butterfly, finishing off with a few pearls to each wing
Once again we have 2 fabulous sponsors
Crafty Emma

Crafty Ribbons
I do hope you have the time to join us and to pop over to to see what my lovely teamies have made 
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Monday, 6 February 2012

Romantic Valentine

I wanted this valentine card to be romantic and feminine,I have used white and pale pink metallic card stock which I have distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks and Inked text onto my centre heart, the heart shapes were cut using the cricut, added these gorgeous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls and a cut finding and flourish.
I am entering this card into the following challenges is.. is in the air the love

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Longing Tilda

My card for today!I have used Longing Tilda coloured with promarkers, DP from Bearlymine Designs designer Extreme 3, The frame I have cut using the cricut and scal software finishing off with pearls,flourish, WOC flowers and a heart shaped pin
I am entering this card into the following challenges and Pink goes with option of valentine red pink and white pink and white for the one I love pink red and a heart valentine hearts

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Less is more..

We have snow in Newcastle today..hence a crafty afternoon (any excuse). Thought i'd play along with Less is more challenge again as I am really enjoying it and it really is a challenge for me, first I made a mask and lightly distressed the base card using Tim holtz distress ink, I then used this old stamp which was given to me by my friend Diane so not sure how old is old but I love the trees, finishing off with a stamped sentiment and 3 pearls...well I had too just to compliment the colour LOL!! well this is the card before I added the pearls
So I'm entering this card into aqua and white on tone

DT OSCC For the one I love

Another Valentine card this time for as the theme this week is
For the One I Love
I have cut the card blank and words on the cricut using scal software, DP are from Pink Petticoat, my Image is from'Daisy Girl' coloured with promarkers and lots of stickles added, finishing off with a big red bow. We are being sponsored this time by
who are offering our lucky winner with a $16 Gift voucher
I hope you have time to pop over to to see what my lovely teamies have made
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Thursday, 2 February 2012

DT card for Charisma wk 4

oooh I've sneaked in this week to join Gemma and the ladies for Alisons Vintage theme over at Charisma...I couldnt resist!!
I have used DP from Bearlymine Designs designer extreme 2, Image is from a vintage cd, added lace, gold net,buttons,findings, pearls and flowers too, the sentiment is printed on my PC.
We have 2 fabulous sponsors for you this week
Simon says Stamp

Pink Cat studios

I hope you have time to pop over to Charisma to see what the wonderful team Gem have created
cant wait to visit you all and see all that scrummy vintage flair!!
I will be back later to enter some challenges

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Going Weekly at Diva's By Design

Great news everyone!!
Diva's by Design is now a weekly challenge so hope to see you all there
hopefully every week!! LOL!!
We now have 3 DT to inspire and encourage you
We're kickin off with Team C
and the first weekly challenge is

I have used DP from Bearlymine Designs 'Designer Extreme 2', My digi stamp is 'Lil Lolita Christina' from Tickled Pink Stamps, coloured with promarkers, added a contrasting red bow and corner, finishing off with WOC cherry blossoms, as you can see I also decorated the inside using the whole image to compliment the outside.We have 2 fabulous sponsors for you this week

 Please pop over to to see what the rest of the team have made to inspire you, cant wait to see your creations
I am adding this card into the following challenges

It's all about Love at Bling It On!!

WOW!! February already!! that means a brand new challenge at Bling It On, and its Deb's theme this month......LOVE.....just in time for Valentines Day!
I have made an oval shaped card this time ..well not a perfect oval or it wouldnt stand, I have used 'Sundae' by Kenny K coloured with promarkers, no DP this time just plain card stock ( red,black and white) cut into layers using the cricut. I've added stickles and glossy accents to the hearts and ice cream but it doesnt show up on my photo.
We have a fabulous sponsor this month

I cant wait to see all your Love creations, why not pop over to to see the inspiration provided by my lovely teamies
I am entering this card into the following challenges