Saturday, 21 January 2012

Craft Your Days Away DT card

We've got a fab new sponsor for our new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away and our challenge for the next fortnight is a great one too - DISTRESSING.

Our new sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 7 digis from their shop.

I've used their image called Silhouette Butterfly Flowers which I printed onto patterned paper and ditressed the edges.  The frame is a Spellbinders die which I sanded down around the edges.  I've used some faux suede flowers, a little wooden button and a ribbon and bow salvaged from a Christmas card.  The dark brown dots are card candi which just added a bit of detail in the corners.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - You can choose
Crafty Catz - Buttons and Bows
Crop Stop - Distressed or Vintage
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Distressed/Vintage
Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and join in with us,


Friday, 20 January 2012

Cardmadfairy DT card - Ribbons and Bows

The new challenge over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days challenge is RIBBONS AND BOWS.  I've used one of Jenni's gorgeous new digis called Patterned Butterfly which I've paper pieced onto floral paper.  I've kept this card quite clean and simple because the butterfly is pretty enough not to need any extra decoration.  The white card candi was from the lovely candi box which arrived a few days ago - a prize that I was lucky enough to win from the Craftwork Cards blog.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Clearly Inspired - Pastels
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything goes
Charizma cards - Clean and Simple
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open challenge

I look forward to seeing what you make for the challenge.

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Ruby's Rainbow - challenge and DT call

Our new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow for the next two weeks is VALENTINES or RED/BLACK if you're not into making Valentine's projects.  We are also having at DT call as we are looking for some new additions to the team.  Pop over to the challenge blog for more info.

I made a milk carton box for my project.  As you can see I have left it open - just secured with a paper clip for now.  Hopefully someone will fill it with lovely chocolates for Valentine's day - but as that's probably not going to happen I may as well buy some myself!

You can find my tutorial for the milk carton box HERE.

I've used a Martha Stewart punch to make the band around the box and managed to find some love heart paper from a very old pad.

I am going to enter this project into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Valentine
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Be my Valentine

Hope you join in with the challenge and thanks for looking,


Saturday, 7 January 2012

Craft Your Days Away DT card

I'm back this morning with my first DT card for Craft Your Days Away and we have a great new challenge together with a new sponsor for the New Year.  So our challenge for the next fortnight is NEW BEGINNINGS.  So your craft project could be for a new baby, a new job, a new home, or any other new occasion that you can think of.

I've chosen New Baby and have used an image from our new sponsor - The Stamp Fairy.  Their images are just so lovely.   One lucky winner is going to win a $10 voucher to spend in their store!

I've coloured my image with pro markers and the papers are by Kay & Co/Dovecraft.  I have to confess that I coloured one of the ears purple!  A strategically placed bow came to the rescue!  The sentiment stamp is by Lili of the Valley.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - A New Beginning
Delicious Doodles - All things new
Fairy tale - Something new
Crafty Ribbons - New Beginnings
Digi Doodles - New Beginnings
Dutch Dare - New Beginnings
Crafty Emma's Store - Anything goes

Don't forget to join us at Craft Your Days Away,


Friday, 6 January 2012

Cardmadfairy's Digi Days DT Card

Today's card is my DT creation for our new challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - we have gone with the theme of "Thank You" as I'm sure lots of you will be writing thank you notes after the festive season.  I have used the image "Daisies" available in the Cardmadfairy shop HERE.  I've  coloured the image with pro markers and decoupaged an extra layer for the centre flower, twisting it slightly to make the flower look more full.  Pop on over to the challenge blog to join in - remember though, you must use a digi on your creation.

I've added a "Thanks" sentiment which is a rubber stamp from Hot Off The Press and just a little jewel in the centre of each flower. 

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

 C.R.A.F.T. - Thank you
I break for challenges - Clean and Simple
Passion for Pro Markers - Thank you card

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Ruby's Rainbow DT card

After our little festive break, Ruby's Rainbow is back with our first challenge of 2012.  For this new challenge we want to see:

Something for a baby or a child

Pop over to the challenge blog to join in with us.

 I've gone with a little girl's card using a Crafter's Companion stamp, that I've coloured with pro markers.  The papers are some very neglected Kay and Co ones that I've had absolutely years.  I've used my new Edgabilities die to create the scallop border (part of my Christmas pressie - a new Grand Calibur). 

The little felt flowers are from my stash, as is the pale pink card candi from Craftwork Cards.  I have decorated the inside of the card to match the outside.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stamps R Us - What you got for Christmas (Edgabilities) 
Fashionable Stamping - Anything goes + new stash (Edgabilities)
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Lil red wagon - warm fuzzies (felt flowers)

Thanks for stopping by today,


Monday, 2 January 2012

My first card of 2012

It has been such a nice change to make a card that wasn't related to Christmas - I think I was totally exhausted of snowmen and red/green and even glitter.  Not a sprinkle of glitter on this card!

I used one of my most favourite Tilda's for this card - I have so many Tilda's still un-inked; something that I must rectify this year.  I added a few tufts of grass and a butterfly from another stamp set and I have coloured the image with pro markers.

One of the things I've decided for this year is to try and make the insides of my cards as nice as the outsides.  You can't see much on this picture - but its a start!  The pretty papers are Dovecraft and they are from the Tea House pad.  The flowers are from my stash and there's just a couple of dots of pink card candi too.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - I used their sketch
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
Secret Crafter - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything goes
I love pro markers - Anything goes

Thanks for looking today,


Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

original designs by JGoode at

I just wanted to say a Happy New Year 2012 to everyone.  I've had a bit of a blogging break over the festive season - time to get the stamps, glitters and pens out again and get some blogging done!