Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Beautiful Butterflies

I bought three sets of Kanban stamps at a show at the weekend and this is the first chance I've had to play using 2 of them, the text and Butterfly stamp has been coloured and distressed using only Tim Holtz distress inks, I then added a layer of 3d glossy accents to the butterflies and mounted onto gold card, The DP is a left over piece from a Kraftyhand CD ...  too nice to discard,I also stamped the flowers and flourishes on to this using memento ink added a bow and a sentiment.
I am entering this card into the following challenges monochrome things Depth of distress ink ...summer and butterflies

Diva's by Design Challenge

Another fab challenge from the Diva's this week
Make a tag or use a tag on your creation
I have used this super Digi Stamp from Meljens Designs coloured with promarkers and distressed, Dp from Bearlymine Designs Floral Breeze Collection, Have added lace to my tag and mounted it on the card,added a Cheerylyn flourish and a white metal corner..just nice for someone moving into their new home.
Our sponsor this week is
Come on over and visit the Diva's we would love you to join in with our Challenge it will also give you a chance to see what my lovely teamies have made!
I am adding this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Bearlymine Dt Challenge 41

A brand new challenge at Bearlymine Challenges!
I have used DP from Bearlymine Designs..Designer Extreme CD, 'Olympic' digital stamp from Saturated Canary and isnt she fab and a dream to colour using my promarkers, wanted to keep my theme to red white and blue so layered everything up using these colours , added ribbon and flowers to follow my theme.
our sponsor this week is
  Saturated Canary
Would love it if you come and play this week as its an anything goes..easy peasy
please pop by  to the Bearlymine Challenge to see what my lovely teamies have created!
Dont forget the Bearlymine Designs shop for all your digital papers!
I am entering this card into the following challenges country where you live (Great Britain)

Sunday, 24 June 2012

My new Tilda's

I had a special delivery last week from the Lovely Lisa at 'That Craft Place' on line 2 new Tilda's arrived and I couldnt wait to ink them up arent they just the cutest, had great fun colouring them up for the first time

This is the end result

 Coloured my stamps using promarkers and added glitter to Tilda underskirts, I have used DP and Inserts from Bearlymine Designs Mini Dots,Flower delights and what prettier paper could I have used with these beauties, CheeryLyn Corner dies, lace and flowers from WOC , I am still working on the Tilda with blanket so that will be coming soon.
I am entering this card into the following challenges die will do colours us your style a die goes dots ..ribbon -free-blooms glitter and pastels

Going Green at That Craft Place

Here we go with another fun challenge at 'That Craft Place'this time its Erin hosting and the theme is
Its All Green
I have used this little cutie from Inky Impressions available from That Craft Place on line Shop the only stockist in the UK of these fabulous stamps, coloured with promarkers and mounted on a nestie die, paper is from First Edition Papers, finishing off with some spotty ribbon and flowers, would love to see you all join in and dont forget That Craft Place is now on Facebook, need some inspiration ?pop over to the challenge blog to see what my lovely teamies have made.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Team Santa at Kraftyhands

Just received a fabulous new CD from Kraftyhands  'TEAM SANTA'  and it will be available to you all very soon, this is card set 2 from the Cd, how cute are these little fella's, I printed out my card set and also pale blue spotty background..sprayed with crafters companion's glitter spray added the decoupage layers finishing of with diamond stickles.
My second card is a pyramid card, I printed out Pyramid topper 4 from the CD, layered it up and mounted on silver card, this time I used the gift box backing paper which ties in nicely with the image finishing off with a silver ribbon trimmed with pale blue..easy peasy just lovely for the festive season.
For my final card I printed out this fabulous topper sheet layered them up on red and gold card also printed the green spotty background paper added the red ribbon to make them look like baubles, how fun is this Santa... just too cute!! and finishing off with one of many sentiment strips.
Keep up to date with whats going on at and visit our blog at,if you like facebook? you can find Kraftyhands there too!!
If you are in the north like me you can meet the guys at Ross Papercraft show at Rainton Meadows Arena  Houghton-le-spring  this Sunday 24th June  please pop in and say Hi..the guys will love it!!
adding to the following challenge goes

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Kraftyhands Floral Fantasia

Thought I'd have a play with this cd from Kraftyhands Floral Fantasia
dare I say its one of my very favourites
 I Printed a few sheets off as I want to make about 6 are my first 2 you will see more over the next couple of days,I have distressed the Papers using Tim Holtz distressing inks added ribbon and corners and a little candy, I didnt think they needed anything else as the images and design say it all
hope you like them too

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Bearlymine Challenge 39

Our Challenge  at this week at Bearlymine Designs  is

Tic Tac Toe

Use one line either across, down or diagonally to create your card
So here is my card

I have used DP from Bearlymine Designs Patchwork Party and Vintage which I have distressed, My image is from a cd, I added lace, ribbon, feather and pin with pearls  finishing off with a Cheerylyn die cut corner
so my line is:    Dies Ribbon and Lace
Our super sponsor this week is
                                                Whimsy Stamps - 5 Digi's of the Winner's Choice

I do hope you can pop over to the challenge to see the wonderful makes of my teamies and would love you to join in the fun too
I am entering this card into the following challenges girls girls girls cute as a button

Sunday, 10 June 2012

That Craft Place Challenge

This week at That Craft Place we have a brand new challenge and its a 
So this is my card

I have used my free gift DP from Issue 5 Hunkdory Magazine, My stamp is from  the New Clearly Stamp Set 'Celebrations' both of which are available at That Craft Place Shop along with a multitude of stamping goodies, I used a punched butterfly, sentiment and some pearls and I little bow to finish,
If you have time it would be lovely if you could pop over to  That Craft Place Challenge and see the super cards my my teamies ..why not come and join in the fun
I am entering this card into the following challenges colours, flowers ribbon  gems just add pearls of you + flowers

Friday, 8 June 2012

Another exploding box

Be warned lots of pictures! LOL!!

This is another commisioned exploding box I have used papers from Pink Petticoat, Cheerylyn corner dies, pink ribbon and pink and gold braid, flowers from Wild orchid crafts have also added a few pearls
I am adding this box into the following challenges bingo pearls diecuts

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Diva's By Design Challenge 38

 A yummy challenge this time from Diva's by Design
The Colour or Theme of 
I have used Tilda coloured with promarkers, set in a chocolate coloured frame I cut on the cricut to which I added some card candy and sequins, DP from Bearlymine Designs Designer extreme 3, the corners are a Marianne die and my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sponsor this week is
I do hope you can come and join in the fun at and pop over to see the lovely cards made by my teamies.
I am entering this card into the following challenges favourite embellishments (flowers)

Monday, 4 June 2012

My Kraftyhands Card Samples

This is the first 2 card samples from the soon to be released Vintage Motors ..can you tell its a fabulous cd!!I think its so classy  and a must have for all those male cards, and its so versatile too, My first sample is decoupage, second sample is a topper and Dp from the cd.
This sample is once again a topper and 2 Dp from the cd ,I have used my distressing tool and distress inks and I'm really pleased with finished card. If you like distressing and the vintage look this is the cd for you!!
Dont forget friends we have a new challenge over at would love to see you join in.
Mike or Linda if you pop in these will be in the post on Wednesday (LOL!!)

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Kraftyhands First Challenge

Here at last!! A brand new Monthly challenge at Kraftyhands and we're kicking off with


I Have used Kraftyhands Legends of Hollywood CD and isnt Marilyn just fabulous!!
Printed off the  decoupage sheet
 I've added some glitter to her necklace, added the film strip from the same set as a border, I have layered her on red and blue card stock and added the star cut on the cricut, sentiment also from the cd.
Kraftyhands have a wide and varied selection of  quality crafting cds that you will use over and over again so if you havent yet tried them pop over to   and take a look whats on offer , you will find lots more craft items for sale too.
I would love you to pop over to the to see what the rest of the DT have made and would love to see you join in our very first challenge..
I will be adding my card into the following challenges

Friday, 1 June 2012

Egyptian Exploding Box

This is a commision, the lady wanted an exploding box but with an Egyptian theme.phew just finished it so thought I would share it with my blogging buddies..lots of photos!

I have used an older Joanna Sheen cd Egyptian Adventure for all the DP, decoupage sheets for my images, Cheerlyn dies for decoration(they are corners really) enhanced them with some gems, also a nestie die on small box lid, also added some gold braid, I struggled a bit  with inspiration but got there in the end..\I do hope my lady likes it
I am adding it to the following challenges goes cd older than 6 months