Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Ruby's Rainbow DT card - White + one other

Firstly, I wanted to say a massive Hello to my followers, new and old.  I haven't been around much in Blogland lately, what with work and also being a bit under the weather too.  I hope to have a bit more tim soon as I'm missing my daily fix of visiting around the craft blogs.

Ruby's Rainbow have a new challenge today and it is - WHITE PLUS ONE OTHER COLOUR.

So, I chose a sort of teracotta/peach shade as my plus one colour.  The paper is from Kay and Co and the flowers are Prima.  I've used my new Marianne's die which I really love and some ribbon and pearls from my stash.  I loved the speed of this card - so much quicker without a stamped image to colour!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make for our challenge at Ruby's Rainbow!  Thanks for looking today,


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ruby's Rainbow - Vintage

I'm back, at last, with my DT card for Ruby's Rainbow's latest challenge which is:

I had some Hunkydory topper sheets so I thought it was the ideal chance to use them.  This one is not my usual style and I must admit that I did struggle a bit without being able to use a stamp or my pro markers.  The topper sheets are lovely - but just not me!

I had to add a bit of sparkle with some Stickles glitter and I've used some Kay and Co paper of vintage handwriting that I've had for ever.  You can just about pick out the glossy accents which I've used to add some dew drops to the rose petals. 

Can't wait to see what you come up with so don't forget to join us at Ruby's Rainbow challenge blog!

Thanks for looking,


Saturday, 4 February 2012

Craft Your Days Away DT card

Our new challenge at Craft Your Days Away is STITCHING.  It can be real or faux (as I've done on this card).  We are being sponsored for this challenge by The Pretty Little Ribbon shop who are offering a prize pack of lovely ribbons and embellishments.  Take a look at our challenge blog for all the details and to look at the super creations from the DT.

I've coloured Tilda using pro markers and I've used paper from the Dovecraft Back to Basics pad.  The little ribbon roses are from Papermania and the circular greeting is a digi from Sentiments for You.

Thanks for looking,


Friday, 3 February 2012

Cardmadfairy's Digi Days DT card - Hearts

The new challenge over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge for the next two weeks is:

I've used one of Jenni's lovely images called Lovebirds available HERE in her shop.

We are being sponsored by this challenge by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering one lucky winner 3 digis from their shop.  Please remember that you must use a digi to enter our challenge - it doesn't have to be a Cardmadfairy image - but we love it when you do!

I've coloured my image with pro markers and the paper is from a Papermania pad called Portobello Road.  I've used a Spellbinders die and cut some flower shapes from an old book which I've scrunched up to make them look a bit less perfect.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Ann's -  Love is in the air
Delicious Doodles - All loved up
Fairy Tale - Love, love, love
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentines Day/Love
Digi Doodles - Love is in the air

Thanks for looking,


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Ruby's Rainbow DT card

I've got a couple of sorrys before I start - sorry to my DT buddies on Ruby's Rainbow, I am a bit late with this post and, sorry for the dull picture.  I can't remember how many days it has been since I saw the sun - it will be nice to take a picture in decent sunlight!  At least we've got away without snow - so far!

Ruby's Rainbow challenge for the next 2 weeks is "Flowers with Sparkle" so let's see what you can create for this challenge! 

I've used paper from the Nursery stack from DCWV - the floral one is glittered.  The stamped image is from Stampavie and I've coloured it with pro markers.  I've added my sparkle to the flowers with Cosmic Shimmer glitter.  I wanted to make this card a nice and simple one so I've just added a border of pearls and some faux stitching.  Sometimes I think  that my flowery embellished cards are "too much" for some people and a clean and simple one does the job much better.

You can see my "flowers with sparkle" a bit better on this picture.  I would hate to count up how many stamps I have of teddy bears with flowers, but I just had to have this one too!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Divas by Design - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Pearls or bling
Die cutting divas - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Ruby's Rainbow Challenge blog,


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sparkles Christmas Challenge DT card and Blog Hop

I have been asked to join Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog DT which is really great for me because I get to make Christmas things all year and hopefully I will have enough cards made when the festive season arrives.  For my first challenge I am participating in their blog hop so there are some fab prizes to be won along the way and it is their very first birthday - so celebrations all the way!

The challenge for this month is Christmas Anything Goes.  Pop along to the challenge blog for details of the challenge, the prizes and the start of the blog hop.  If you have found your way to my blog as part of the blog hop you should have come here from Jo's blog - A little piece of me.

For my prize I have a selection of Christmas papers and goodies which have been donated by DT member Shaz. You need to leave a comment on all of the DT blogs, then leave your entry and link to your own blog on Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog to be eligible to win a prize.  When the blog hop closes on the 27th February 2012 each of the DT will randomly pick a comment to win the prize on their blog.

So, once you leave a comment on this post, it will be time for you to visit Shaz's Crafty Corner.  Good luck and happy blog hopping!

Now, onto my card .... I love this cute little penguin who was from Bugaboo Stamps - I've coloured him with pro markers.  The papers are from a Dovecraft Christmas Back to Basics pad which I got half price in the sale a couple of weeks ago and I've used a Spellbinders labels die.  The card candi is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Fab n Funky - Use a digi
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Zoo animals

Thanks for visiting today,