Sunday, 27 January 2013

The one with the three textures

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend, doesnt seem possible that we are nearly at the end of January already.......but that means spring is a little closer!

So, we are now midway through our "Use three texture's" challenge with The Cutie Pies and here is my DT card.
I have used:
Image from Just Some Lines (one of our lovely sponsors) this is coloured with the promarkers
paper from Bo Bunny
Celtic Heart Die from Cheery Lynn
Marianne flower die with card candi
Ribbon, button and twine - my three textures - all from stash
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges
sweetstampin - ribbon
jelly park - button up
crafting for all seasons - buttons and bows
i love promarkers - anything goes
crafting by designs - polka dots

thats all from me for now, take care and i'll try and catch up with your blogs throughout the week xx

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Been doing a little bit of paper piecing....

Hi all......hope you're enjoying your weekend so far! Had intended to get up early....get the housework done this morning and then spend the afternoon crafting - didnt work out quite that way, slept in till nearly 10am and then the hubby decides that he fancies a mooch around The Range for baking tins (he's been watching the "bake-off" on the telly this week and now think he is Paul Hollywood - I should be so  lucky!!!!)  So housework didnt get a look in....we poodled out and came back a wee while later with no baking tins but a couple of packs of white square cards (just to top up!)
The downside is that so far i've only had time to work on this card. Printed, coloured and "dressed" this image a couple of days ago when I spotted that Simon says stamps challenge this week is Paper Piecing - I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I love doing this, especially when it comes to making little dresses for my girlies!
What I've used:
Image from The Digi Garden, coloured with Promarkers
Paper is from 7Gypsies
Cheery Lynn border die
birthday wording is a section of a cuttlebug folder
pearls from Meiflower
ribbon from stash
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
off now to investigate a rather yummy, bready smell wafting up from the kitchen....catch you all later xx

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Take three texture with The Cutie Pies

Hi all......just wanted to tell you all about the latest challenge with The Cutie Pies....

We are lucky enough to have two wonderful sponsors this time
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop is an online store supplying a wide selection of gorgeous ribbons, twine, embellishments, rubber stamps and mulberry paper flowers for all of your cardmaking and crafting needs. We currently have a sale on where you can pick up lots of bargains! Free postage on all UK orders over £25 (international orders will receive the equivalent discount).
One lucky winner, chosen by our Cutie DT Susan, will receive this gorgeous prize

Just Some Lines is a digital stamp shop where lines bring characters to life. It has over 250 digital stamps available for purchase, including sentiments. The images are drawn by Jehanne, the owner. Jehanne is a self taught artist who enjoys drawing whimsical characters including fish, turtles, dogs, cats, fairies, angels, ballerinas, chefs, firefighters, and more!
One lucky winner, chosen at random will win a $12 gift certificate for Just Some Lines.

I will be here on monday with my own DT card which will feature on our midway post, but in the meantime you can check out the other fabulous cards from our Cutie DT and also join in

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The One with the poorly bear!

Hi all! Hope you're having a good week and keeping warm. It seems that we are in for some snow tomorrow.....not impressed....I just hope if its gonna happen it can wait till after 2pm when I get home from work and be all gone and away by Monday morning! I cant....just cant, drive in snow!

So onto todays card, and this is one for a friend of my mothers who always like to keep a stash of Get Well cards in "just in case", Oh well, keeps me busy!

Have used
- LOTV image coloured with Promarkers
- Bo Bunny papers (back to basics) at 20p for 12x12 sheet at Oysters, bit of a bargin!
- Washi Tape, Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery range" not just for Chrimbo
- Kraft paper, have edged with X cut punch
- button and twine from stash

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
Simon says stamps - use Washi tape
bearly mine- anything goes
bunny zoes crafts - anything goes
the squirrel and the fox - anything goes

Off to get the dinner on, then try and get some browsing done xx

Thursday, 10 January 2013

The one where Teddy Bea got sparkly!

Yay, its Friday, so glad its nearly the weekend! Have been watching the weather forecast for the Sunday and into next week and it looks like we might be seeing a bit of snow hope not too much though.
Have been playing around this week with some of the goodies that I was lucky enough to receive at
Christmas......would you like a peep?
Cardstock, Papermania Birthday stack and twine from my parents
Bo Bunny Paperstack, two cheery lynne dies and three memory box dies from the hubby, he also brought me a Canon Powershot camera....bless him!
I have used a couple of these on todays card
Stuff used:
Teddy Bea, coloured with promarkers and stickles
Cheery Lynne Francesca border die
Paper from Papermania Birthday stack
Own sentiment
Button, ribbon and card candi from stash
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Have a lovely weekend....keep warm and cosy xx

A Wintery One!

Hope the weeks is going well so far, the kids are back at school, life is getting back to normal and I even had some time to craft yesterday.....just 'cos I felt like it, Yay!

So, onto todays card and its a bit of a sad one for me, as this is my last DT card for AUD SENTIMENTS. Having decided after 18mths that it was the right time for me to stand down from the team. They are the most wonderful group of ladies and hugely talented crafters too, and I will miss them very much. This was my first DT post, and being part of such a supportive team has been a real confidence booster.

Our theme this time is "ANY WINTER SENTIMENT", and for my card I have used a Bugaboo image, who are also our sponsors. The sentiment is my own work. The snowflakes are a Marianne die, buttons and bow from stash.

To join in, or to hop over and check out the other DT girls gorgeous cards, click on the link!

Monday, 7 January 2013

The Cutie Pie Sketch one!

So its Monday, and its been organised chaos in my house, as the kids are back to school today after the Christmas break.
Its is also time for a new challenge with the
        Cutie Pies
Our theme this time is a
Sketch Challenge
and this is our sketch for you, which was put together by our own Cutie Woo
Obviously you may use your own choice of colours, and interpretation of this sketch - but as we are the Cutie Pies, we would like you to use a cute image, of course.
We are lucky enough to have two lovely sponsors this time.

This is my DT card - hope you like it!

We were given some adorable images from Birdie Brown to play with, and have coloured this with my promarkers. The papers are from Bo Bunny, Papermania and the pretty yellow flowery one is from my stash (cant remember where it came from) The ribbons, button, flowers and card candi also from stash.

We hope you'll be inspired by this sketch and come along and join in with us!

I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes
cute card thursday - something new Bo Bunny papers were christmas pressie
dream valley - anything goes


Sunday, 6 January 2013

The one with the new arrival!

Hi all, hope you've all having a good weekend. So, January is a funny old month isnt it, with Christmas over and done with and aaaages till pay day, but we have reason to celebrate in the 1HLC house as the hubby's son and his wife have a beautiful baby daughter.......Kari Erin arrived just after 5pm on Wednesday weighing in at a bonny 8lb 4.  Sadly, as they are way up in the North of Scotland and we are down in the south-east of England I dont know exactly when we will be able to get up to meet her, but im saving up the cuddles!

As yet,  I dont have a photo to share with you, but I do have the card that I've made!

Couldnt resist this gorgeous Pink Gem image, which i've coloured with promarkers. The paper is from Bo Bunny, the border section is a cheery lynn die and the tag is a memory box die - these are also new addtions, so to speak!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
pink gem - new beginnings
my time to craft - its all about the new
crafty ribbons - new beginnings
cute card thursday - something new

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and I'll be back with a new Cutie Pie challenge tomorrow xx




Saturday, 5 January 2013

Forever Friends Candy!

We have some fabulous candy up for grabs at
 Forever Friends challenge/
So come on over and be in it to win it!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

The one with my first FF DT cards!

A very Happy New Year and best wishes to you all! 
Hope you've all had a lovely Christmas time, I cant believe how quickly the time has passed since my last post, we have been staying with my parents over Christmas and the New Year and have hardly had anytime to get near the pc, but Im back with you now!
So, for my first post of the year - another first! These are my first DT cards as a
I am on the monthly challenge team, and our theme for January is BIRTHDAYS

The first card, obviously, had to be a Forever Friends image, which I have cut and mounted using Go Kreate dies, the paper is from Papermania, the ribbon, pearls and slider are from my stash and the flowers are a Joycraft die.

Second up, and I've used an image from one of our lovely sponsors - the digi garden - isnt he cute, he looks so much like my Cameron. I have used the trusty swiss dots folder together with a button and twine from my stash and gingham washi tape.

Very much looking forward to the year ahead, and visiting all of your wonderful blogs