Saturday, 18 December 2010

Not a tradtional card for Challenges

  I make all my Grandchildren a Christmas card and I was struggling a bit for my 12yr old grandson,I wanted Christmassy but not babyish if you know what I mean so decided to make one in his fav football team colours ...Black and White  certainly not a tradtional card but I like the effect.
This time I have used a rubber stamp,coloured with promarkers the DT paper I made my self  in photoshop and finished off with a printed holly border.
I am entering this card into the following Challenges None Traditional Xmas Xmas Tradtional Colours Black,white with a splash of Colour Xmas Goes Goes Santa

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

For someone special

 This is a little box I have made..going to fill it with Maltesers for my hubby and hang it on the Christmas tree!! LOL!!
I have cut it on the Cricut Expression using my sure cuts a lot software, assembled it and decorated with my sweet tilda coloured with promarkers and a soppy 'I love you' because its for my man!! LOL!!
a bit distressing finishing off with flowers and ribbons from my stash.
would like to enter into the following challenges someone Special but a card but a card decorations Gift to hold a gift    anything but square or rectangle

Sunday, 12 December 2010

One Stitch At A Time DT Card Challenge 43

First off I would like to wish our very own Stitchy  a great big
Hope you have a great day Hun!!!hugs and best Wishes!!!!

This will be the last challenge of 2010 and its been fabulous that all you ladies have been joining us in the challenges and sharing your beautiful creations at OSAAT!! we look forward to 2011and hope you'll join us then too!!
Here is my DT card for One Stitch At A Time, the theme is Surprise Surprise!! so come on Surprise us LOL!!
 This challenge will run from today 12th December until January 9th 2011 so you have plenty of time to join in
On my card I have used 'Stylised flower 1' from Cardmadfairy.....which is available from with many more digital stamps from Cardmadfairy and other talented designers,
I have coloured using promarkers added a little gem in the center, mounted on a circular nestie with added lace then onto a plate card which I cut with the cricut machine,
We are being sponsored this week by
 a prize of $10 Gift Voucher
there is also a 2nd and 3rd  Prize on offer this week too
I am entering into the following Challenges but a Christmas card

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

Christmas card

 Oh how I have enjoyed the making of this card!!
 I used an ordinary square card for the base,used my expression to cut and layer the shapes, a music sheet for the DP... Carol singing Tilda coloured with promarkers and mounted onto ovals also cut with the expression, finished of with ribbon, Holly and berries cut on the expression, and 2 sentiment stamps, also added a bit of distressing ,
I am entering this card into the following challenges Goes card carol /song......Deck the sheet carol......Deck the Halls minute Christmas Cards or Diecuts and layers the Halls card Anything Goes Anything Goes Holiday cards goes Christmas Song ..Deck the Halls

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

CD Sunday Challenge card

I love this vintage image!! I have used Hooray its Christmas  CD by Hinny Bop Designs, its decoupaged, layered on to gold card then onto bright red glitter card I think it makes a very elegant card and I am pleased how it turned out
I am entering this card into
The CD Sunday Challenge .......Sparkle

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Monochromatic card

I have used Kenny K's Miss Thang cool is she!!! coloured in grey tone promarkers, I cut her out using  nestibilities, the DP are from Pink Petticoat finished off with ribbon and flower from my stash
I am entering her into cha 22..... Monochromatic Monochromatic

DT cards for OSAAT Challenge 42

I have 2 cards to share for the DT at OSAAT this week.. the theme is Old stash and New stash!! we all have that now dont we!!
This is my first card..... so let me introduce you to 'Quirky_ Ally' by Hope Jacare isnt she fab!! I adore this Digi stamp and was great to colour, she is available from the Stitchybearstamps where you will find a range of stamps by Hope Jacare and many more talented designers.
I have used pro markers to colour her, the DP are from my box of wotnots (old leftovers) the border is a new Martha stewart punch, ribbon from my stash with bits of card candy and an old sentiment cut from some Dp paper.
We are being sponsored this week by
who is kindly giving a $15 voucher for her store to one lucky winner!!
My second card today also for OSAAT
This is 'Easter Lilli with Tulips' by Lexi' I chose this Digi even tho its easter as I thought it would make a nice bright birthday it isnt limited to Easter.
I have coloured Lilli with promarkers, the DP is from an old card magazine and from my wotnot box, the sentiment is also old from the same magazine, the ribbon is new as is the punch I used, you will be able to find Lilli also from  stitchybearstamps with many more designs from Lexi
Please pop over to the challenge would love to see what you create using your old and new stash
I am entering into the following Challenges a digi someone special..I chose my friend .....Turquoise, Purple and something SHINY

Saturday, 4 December 2010

My Tilda Angels

I saw some of these in blog land and thought I would give them a go ..ooh they are addictive I want to make more LOL!!  they will stand on my windowsill over the Christmas period, the  angel wings were cut on the cricut expression and heavily glittered up but dont think it shows on the photos,tilda was coloured using promarkers and glittered too,finished them off by adding some lace

I am entering into the following challenges goes with sparkle Inspiration.......sparkle and shine I went for but not a card the Herald Angels sing...My Christmas song and New.......old cricut cartridge new glitters PDCC 58 Colour Inspiration decorations no cards

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Kenny K Challenge

And ladies the Snow continues!!! so here I am crafting away LOL!!
I have used a Kenny K freebie from last month..isnt she fab!!! Coloured her with promarkers added lace bow and a charm and the papers are all from my stash including the gingham which is a pink petticoat download, I am entering her in the pink

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Oriental Tilda challenge card

I friend asked me to make her a fan card, I used the glitter girls board, cut the fan plates on the cricut and thought it would be nice to add the Oriental Tilda,coloured with promarkers, fishing off with blue roses and flower ribbons and some peel off just to define the shape of the card
I am entering into the following challenges the world Anything Goes Embellish it shaped card

Sunday, 28 November 2010

OSAAT DT projects Challenge 41

 Our challenge theme this week at OSAAT is Celebrate in Style! Get the Glitter, Bling, sparkle and Shine out Glitz it up
I am celebrating Christmas with this one and my image is from Digi's with Attitude and she is Grumpy Gretchen!! isnt she fab, coloued with promarkers, I have used DP from my wot not box( left over's) not sure whose it is now sorry, my Martha Stewart punch,snowflakes cut on the cricut and all glittered up.
Our sponsor this week is and they are offering $10 CAD ( Canadian Funds ) to be spent at the Digi's With Attitude! Shop
My second card today is also celebrating Christmas this time I have used Christmas Carol by CardMad Fairy
available from where you can find lots of new Digis by some amazing artists new and old so if you havent been for a while nows the time to go and look!!!
I have coloured using promarkers, the DP is from a scrapbook pad which I have glitter sprayed, I have put a music sheet behind my image and finished off with some vellum ponsietta's and some card candy for a bit of extra bling.

 ok this is my 3rd and final project today and this time I'm celebrating Birthdays, I am using Floppy Latte design Papers and I have used them to cover 2 gift boxes along with matching notelet cards finished off with punched Balloons and punched flowers, these papers are also available at the
I am entering into the following challenges  script paper  feeling the blues    Christmas  winter  blue and white    digi and let it snow
creativecardcrew   treat boxes

Saturday, 27 November 2010

The weather today in Newcastle

Hi ladies
its definately a crafty day today this is our weather and its going to get worse, thought I'd share some pics Brrr!!! This is the River Tyne looking Directly over to Gateshead..taken from my bedroom window
stay safe and stay warm!!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Cute and Girly Challenge

Another man card this time I have used decoupage and a jungle theme, I am entering this card into the Jungle
absolutely ages since I did any 3d as I am enjoying the stamping more now but this made a lovely change

3 challenges card

Well ladies this card is supposed to be on the shabby chic side...I tried.... not sure if it is ..never made one before so any tips would be appreciated
anyway I have used papers and sentiment from MCS  Words cd, I've crunched and torn and even added a little distressing ink, finished off with the lace Bow and roses from my stash.
While making this card I had a very good cause in mind 'Think Pink' which of course is the breast cancer charity.
I am entering this card into the following challenges Chic a cause layers

A New Award

What a brilliant start to my day I find I have been awarded the "Stylish blogger Award" from Sharon DT member of OSAAT.  Thanks so much Sharon I'm over the moon you picked me and such a lovely suprise too.  Please go look at Sharons blog  her work is amazing and her colouring second to none

By accepting this Award I have to:

1). Thank and link back to the person who awarded me

2). Share 8 things about myself

3). Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered

4). Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

8 things about me

1.  I am Definately a people person
2. I've learnt People are more important than  possessions
3. My Grandchildren are everything to me
4. I have a West highland Terrier called Cassie and a cat called Spit (LOL!!)
5. I love my crafting and all the wonderful friends I have made thro it
6.The older I get the more confidence I have aquired
7. I have a temper..........or so I have been told
8. oh yes....... I like digestive biscuits!! ..wonderful cards and always has something nice to say.   Nat....Your a star and I love your work Doreen.. Love your blog your an inspiration stylish Blog and beautiful cards inspiring blog! Rebekah your an inspiration!! blog Kazz and good to see you posting!! Great blog Sally!!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Golden Tilda

I hope you like my golden Tilda!!
I have coloured using my promarkers, sparkled up her shoes with a stardust sakura pen, mounted on to nesties then layered on golden net(this is old cant remember where I bought it now) the DP is from Hinny Bop Pad (new) and finished off with the glittery golden bow and a couple of Roses
I am entering into the following Challenges  Old and New sparkle and scallops Go with the flow
 hugs laney

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tilda Challenge card

How Sweet is this tilda??? I have barely coloured her, more shading I think to keep her nice and white, she's mounted and cut out with Nesties and this in turn is mounted on a lacy square doily, the Backing paper is glitter card and is cream, finished her off using cream ribbon and roses
I am entering Tilda into White + 1    Anything goes

Sunday, 21 November 2010

News Alert!!!!

A DT call going on at
you dont want to miss it!!

One Stitch At A Time DT Card Challenge 40

 Good Morning ladies!! The challenge at OSAAT this week is anything goes ..a Season or a Event, so I chose Christmas. My first card today is Santa Wants You by Stitchy Bear Stamps available from  where you can find amazing Digi's from Amazing artists why not pop over and take a look.
Thought I'd make an easel card, coloured my Santa with promarkers, the brick backing paper was a download just added the snow to make a chimney effect, also used a martha stewart punch and a small holly punch, the sentiment stamp I bought last year, was in a pack but sorry cannot remember who by.
Entering into the following challenges   anything goes     anything goes     Anything goes

My Second DT Card

Well I just loved these Christmas Peepers by Kelley's Kids a brand new artist over at the they are in a pack of thought I would use the lot LOL!! how fabulous are these !!
as you can see I have made an accordian card using all five images , the backing paper was from a scrap kit , the Xmas letters cut on the cricut finished off with holly using a punch. Please pop over and see more of Kelley's Kids wont be disappointed.
I hope you will join in the challenge as we have a great sponsor this week

Joanna is giving a £10 voucher to spend in her store

I am entering into the following challenges   Inside of a card    Rudolf

Saturday, 20 November 2010

My second post today

This is my second card today..isnt she sweet!!
Its a Mo Manning digi coloured with promarkers, the DP is from pink petticoat finished off with polka dot ribbon and slider from my stash sentiment made on the PC
I am entering this card into the following challenges For a family member

Two cards today

This is the first card I have made today, I have used my new LOTV may have seen her before, coloured with promarkers and have used stickles on the wings ..I have used my nesties and also the cricut to cut out my scalloped circle, have added cream lace to this , have also used Bearly mine design paper from the summer kit I bought earlier in the year, finishing off with 3 cream roses, a cream bow and a butterfly charm.
I am entering this card into the following challenges and Glitz of something ...i used roses lovely lace Lace ribbon and a charm

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The CD Sunday Challenge

LOL!! well I know what you're thinking but I always stamp 2 images incase I mess up........I didnt entering this one into The CDsunday Challenge. I have coloured my Kanban image with promarkers and finished off with a little glitter and the lace, The backing paper which is gorgeous is from MCS Flowers, Faux and finishes, the sentiment also from MCS Words Cd and Lace you love.......LOL!! This very stamp

Midnight madness and Multi challenges

This is another new stamp I bought at the Glasgow show and it's a kanban one..just could not resist these beauties, I have coloured her with promarkers and have stickles to her head dress and to her dress hoping you can see better on the close up.
the ribbon card and candy were all from my stash
now I cant wait to colour her up in black glitter oooh watch this space!!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Kenny K DT Call

is having a DT call
so I thought I would give it a  try out as I just Love all those Fabulous Digi Stamps and oh what fun!!!
I have chosen the following cards as they are some of my personal favourites


Keeping my fingers crossed!!
You have to be in it  to win it LOL!!!
Why dont you have a go ..nothing to loose
visit to find out all the details

Just a card

Just a card today..not for a challenge or DT but for my Mother, was so pleased how it turned out , this is the new Corsage Board from the Glitter Girls and the first time I have used it .....also used my cuttlebug for the embossing and a Martha Stewart punch for the border
I'm hoping she will love it!!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

One Stitch At A Time DT Card Challenge 39

This is my DT card for One Stitch at a Time this week, the theme this week is anything goes using your favourite colour, My favourite colours for Christmas are the traditional red,green and gold, The image and the DP  I have used is from Stamping Dragon Designs and its the reindeer pack and is available  from where you will find more amazing Digi's from the Stamping Dragon ....why not pop over and take a look. 
I have coloured the cute reindeer using promarkers cut out with my nestie Ovals, have used 2 martha stewart Punches and finished off with red ribbon which goes well with the DP in the pack..oops nearly forgot also punched out the holly to decorate.
Please pop over to Osaat we would love to see you in the challenge, the sponsor this week is Robyns Fetish and she is offering a $10 voucher to spend in her store 

I am entering this card into the following Challenges song.... mine is Rudolf the red nose reindeer Taditional Christmas colours ..use a Digi Christmas colours

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Multi Challenge card

 This is my card for today..I have used a Little Claire stamp I bought last year, coloured with promarkers and added some stickles , cut out with my nesties and a little distress ink for added colour, The DP are from PinkPetticoat finished off with sparkley snowflake and a small sentiment  clear stamp which I recieved free from a magazine.
I am entering this card into the following challenges Think Pink Christmas Christmas theme and shine None tradional Christmas card Traditional Christmas colours

Friday, 12 November 2010

LOTV + Challenges

Hi Ladies this is another new stamp for me which I bought at the SECC a few weeks ago, I also bought some super stamping card from the LOTV stand and its awesome will be definately be buying more.
I have coloured using my promarkers, the wings are glittered but dont show up that well on photo, Used my nesties and cricut to cut the diecut shapes she is mounted on, the backing paper is from MCS cd finished off with lace ribbon and a stamped sentiment (whiff of Joy)
I am entering my card into the following challenges Goes Danielle shades of purple or punch goes inspiraton ribbon and flowers Lavender and Lace