Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy new years eve!!

Happy New Years Eve everyone!
(or it would have been had blogger published my post as scheduled grrrrr!)

I hope your all doing something nice to bring the new year in :)

This card is for this weeks challenge at Allsorts its my turn to host and the theme is

I went funky with the colours probably because this is the first birthday card ive made in weeks lol

I decided to use this cuuuuuute Hattie image from Digistamp Boutique isnt she adorable  teamed her up with some funky Basic Grey papers and oodles of diamond stickles a few matching flowers and there you go

have a great evening no matter what your doing and i'll see you all next year

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas is coming!!!!!!

HI guys  well Christmas is almost upon us only 8 sleeps till the big day
so looking forward to it this year I cant wait....

Over at Allsorts we have a two week challenge for the christmas period and the theme is brown and blue

arnt these images fab!! I won them and a whole heap of other images and papers and sentiments from Liz over at Pink Petticoat they are fab for quick but effective christmas cards

well I hope you have the most wonderful Holiday and a fantastic new year


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Allsorts DT it takes two

This week at Allsorts the  theme is take 2 use only two colours on your card

As you can see I used RED and GREEN and the image is a penny black stamp i was bought last year  the papers are first edition and the border is Martha Stewart quick post this morning as I'm being picked up in an hour as I have a stall at the local craft fair :)

but before I go have you seen these new Restickable Tabs from Scotch they are great for positioning embelishments while your deciding where they should go and they are repositionable and reusable too i use mine for putting my cards i have received from friends up around my craftroom walls and when I fancy a change they come off really easily and they are ready to go again you can find more info HERE 

have a great weekend guys!!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Allsorts going round in circles

This week the challenge at Allsorts is going round in circles and this is the card I made...

The image is from the fabulous Sally-Ann at Digistamp Boutique and the papers are from a freebie forever friends set in a magazine and a sweet stocking charm
I'm calling this style of card a tilted scalloped rocker card lol

have a great weekend

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Week 131 at Allsorts Pennants/bunting

Good morning hope you have had a lovely week and are looking forward to something nice this weekend!
Another challenge kicks off over at Allsorts this weeks its Helenes challenge and she would like to see a project using Pennants/Bunting

This challenge was sooo good for me as I got to use my whimsey stamps bunting die that I bought at Harrogate in September
I have just used the small straight pennant today but cant wait to layer them up!!!

I have used the beautiful winter miss Anya from The Greeting Farm I have two different sets of these stamps and they are always great ones to come back to.

Papers - First edition
Flowers - e-line prima
Ribbon - from stash
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
(the tiny bows were made using my mini bow maker my dad made me cheers dad!)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Allsorts - one layer

Good morning sorry for my absence from the Allsorts DT last week but I was so bogged down with work and home stuff I didnt get chance to make a card!!

This week however im back and at Allsorts this week we are asking for  one layer .....thats right one layer no matting no layering ahhhh I hear you cry but go on have a try you might be surprised with what you come up with :)

this is Henry from WOJ this is one of last years stamps but he was certainly not used enough so here he is with a bit of faux layering by running a red Promarker round the edge of the card and then adding green on top to look like a darker shade of red .

Coloured with promarkers (of course) and the sentiment is from Elzybells (sadly this store closed a while back now)

OK now its your turn cant wait to see your one layered cards

Sunday, 6 November 2011

My GDT Card for Penny Black and More at Allsorts

Back again this time with my GDT card
for Penny Black and More @ Allsorts

The theme is All Creatures Great and Small

This is one of my new PB stamps from Harrogate and its quite a big image so just some nice papers  and I stamped the sentiment onto acetate (as it was quite large and once i had mounted it would have covered a lot of those pretty papers) and fixed it on with pinflair adding pearls to hide the glue.
The seam binding double bow is so easy and effected I got the idea from the lovely Kath which you can see HERE on her blog.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Week 128 at Allsorts

Good morning all ready for another Allsorts Challenge?

this week our theme is
and this week we are sponsored by
Digistamp Boutique

The image is the gorgeous Louie you can find him here
I used the image to make a background paper too!
The image is colored on pearlescent card to match the base card so has a delicate sheen so no shading just flat colour.

hope everyone is having a great weekend

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Week 127 at Allsorts

Good morning !!!!
Very chilly in Leeds this morning guys, hope its not too chilly where you are!
Onto this week now some of you maybe prepared and others may not be but it is officially only
56 days till Christmas!!!!!
So to help you guys on your way wether you are half way through your cards or just starting out, this weeks challenge at Allsortsis

A Christmas Easel Card

I made a set of easel cards using the nativity set of cute squares from Lili of the Valley they are 4.5 x 4.5 square and quite cute  dont ya think?
Papers -Party collection forever friends
Image- Nativity cute squares Lili of the Valley
die cut star -xcut die
Sentiment - Craftwork cards

I really hope you can join us this week

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Allsorts Week 126 - Halloween

This week at Allsorts the theme is Halloween
we want to see your spooky creations!

This card was made with a bargain I bought at the Harrogate show the 12 x 12  set of My Minds Eye papers were £1.50 for the pack!!!! and to top it off the 12 x 12 sheet of chipboard shapes was £1.00 total bargain great for halloween but also fab for boys birthday cards too!
Different style of card today  and the photo does not do the dark card any justice it is a deep brown pearlescent card from Craftworkcards its such amazing quality and its just perfect for your embossing folders as it gives the crispest embossed patterns ive seen with no tearing or creasing!!

I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope you can join us this week 

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Allsorts Week 125 - Lavender and Lace

Good Morning!

Time for this weeks Allsorts challenge, the theme this week is

A little tough for me this week as purple tones are the one colour that I find most difficult to work with and it's rare to find purple stuff in my stash too lol don't get me wrong I love purple as a colour but it doesn't like me lol ..... Cute squares to the rescue again this week with this gorgeous pre-coloured image, right back to making more stock for a ladies night we are having at our local club to raise money for our junior rugby section.
Photos are still shocking i'm afraid really need to start taking them in the daylight but to be fair theres not much about at the moment!!

Image - LILI of the VALLEY
Papers - Basic Grey
Lace - hobby craft
Sentiment - Tim Holtz
Flowers and pearls from Stash
I hope you can join us this week

Saturday, 8 October 2011

ALLSORTS Week 124 - Show us your bears

Good Morning

Wow the weeks are really flying by nowalready in October! well at least this week it certainly feels like October now the weather has decided to catch up lol!

This week at Allsorts the theme is
time to get out all those cutie images and work your magic with them....

I used my forever friends christmas/winter stamp and made a tag...
The tag is die cut and the papers are from my stash cant remember who by though so if anyone recognises them give me a shout:)
I used my new marranne designs die this set comes with two christmas bauble decorations star and bauble and the star is my fav under the gold bell (yes i heat embossed that too lol) is a tiny tag although you cant see it very well everything is embossed with gold embossing powder including the snowflake punched border and tiny tag, to give the tiny tag a bit of interest I went to the depths of my stash draws and found some small floral peel offs and stuck one on the tag before I put versamark on then took off peel off and the sprinkled with embossing powder to leave the shape of the flower on the tiny tag.
Some green organza ribbon to finish to match the image and thats my tag for this weeks Allsorts Challenge

I hope you can join  us his week

Saturday, 1 October 2011

ALLSORTS week 123 - At least 5 Flowers

Happy Saturday!!!!!!

Another great challenge for you at Allsorts today, we would like you to use 5 or more flowers!! thats it.......

The image is from Digistamp Boutique and hope you can see my flowers as they are tiny pearl flowers I tried to make it look like the little bugs are carrying them.......

Papers are from my stash think they may be K&Co but im not sure...

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Allsorts Week 122 Clean and Simple

Good Morning ! isnt it getting fresh out there winter is coming and it will be Christmas before we know it!!!
Ok its time for another Allsorts challenge and this week the theme from the lovely Amanda is
Clean And Simple
I have paperpieced her dress with the same paper as I mounted the front panel on and coloured the rest of her with pro markers a few pearls for her shoe buckles and under the sentiment which is from Whiff of Joy and thats it my CAS inspired card!!

hope you can join us this week!!!!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

PBSC its been a while!!!

Justa quickie i've been waist deep in design team makes this week trying to get ahead before christmas but saw the lovely friendship challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge and just had to join in!

heres my card....

Papers - Milton and co (wild rose studio)
Image- Penny Black T for transparent
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Coloured with - promarkers
Punch - Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly
Gems - e.line prima  crystals and pearls

thanks for visiting...

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Allsorts challenge 121

Good Morning

Its time for another Allsorts challenge and its Nicolas turn to choose her first theme she chose
Great theme for clearing away al those thgings you kept but you didnt know why....

I decided to RECYCLE these two old bracelets the elastic had gone but didnt want to throw them out...

So I cut the elastis and used the seed  and bugal beads for the shaker elements of my card...

The image is a penny black slapstick stamp which has three mice standing under a lantern but I masked the others off so it would fit in my shaker window,
A few die cut elements and my beads (not the best pic im afraid)
hope you can join us this wek I look forward to visiting your entries

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Allsorts week 120

Happy Saturday and for me it is a fantastic Saturday as ill be setting of for the GNPE in about an hour and I cant wait its such a great show and im going with the fab Kirsten and we have booked ourselves on a Craftwork cards workshop with the lovely Kath if you are going to the GNPE  I might see you there.....

ok on to this weeks challenge which this week has come from one of our new DT members Jill

Flowers and Swirls

I used a new teqnique this week and removed a section of the base card using the image and the swirls to connect the two halfs together tried to keep as much white space as I could and used my last (sniff) sunflower so another order to wild orchid crafts is on the cards lol!

A very sweet image from Crafters Companion this is Lottie isnt she sweet!

 Right im off to get ready if I get time ill report back when I get home from the show!!!!!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

A Quick share and a challenge

Hi there hope you are having a great Sunday, wanted to share this afternoons card with you...
his gorgeous Humphrey stamp was a freebie with this months issue of Cardmaking Essentials its so cute the papers I have used are my fav's for this christmas and thy are called Christmas Joy from First Edition 

I'm going to enter this in this months challenge over at Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge
the theme is Christmas Wishes ....

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Allsorts week 119

Good morning time for a new challenge  at Allsorts This week its my  turn to host the challenge this week and  I  chose the theme of

Green and Blue

and this week we have two fab sponsors
as its the first challenge of the month we have the fabulous

Sally-Ann is offering one lucky winner 6 images of their choice from the Boutique
and we also have a super prize from:

this is my card using the fab Spaceship Henry from Digistamp Boutique you can find him here

a cose up of the layering
This was such a fun image to use  great for layering and suits a simple layout  papers are from first edition and the sentiment was printed straight onto some pearlescent textured card and a few mirror pebbles to embelish.

hope you can join us this week at Allsorts

Saturday, 27 August 2011

week 118 at Allsorts - Back to School

Wow Saturday again where do the days go!!!

Back to School is the theme here at Allsorts this week and its Fleurs Challenge...

I have had this adorable image from Mo Manning for ages and it was just perfect for using on my card ,this card is for my neighbours daughter she starts school in reception in September and I thought it would be nice to give her a little card to remember the day
The dP is my minds eye - quite contrary collection and the stickers are doodlebug

this week we are sponsored by
LETRASET who are giving away a set of Aquamarkers

right now to get on with some more cards see you soon...

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Week 117 a Allsorts - youve been framed

Good Morning!!
This week at allsorts it is Brendas turn to host the challenge which this week is to encorporate a frame on your project...
This week I went through my stash and found a goody bag from Craftworkcards everything as always so well co-ordinated so I couldnt really go wrong!!

The 'frame' was made by die cutting an apature from the design paper mounting it onto a black card blank and then adding the diecut flowers into it, some liquid pearls and a sentiment from lili of the valley and I was done simple, quick but quite effective....
This week we are sponsored by

so come and join in the fun, see you there