Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge #19- New Beginnings.

Good Morning Crafters. It's time for another challenge at Nutcrafters and this time it has been set by the lovely Sylvia. She has decided to set the challenge of:


So that means anything new, new baby, new home, new school etc

My card is for a friend of my daughter

Coralie has just finished university and has got a new job in France, close to Paris.  She has family living there so is staying with them until she can find somewhere for herself.  So that will be new job, new home, new start.  Emily is going to stay with her for a couple of weeks in June so she can take this card with her.

I have used this gorgeous Nutcrafters digi stamp - City Break from the Happy Travels collection
Coloured with Promarkers
Backing Paper - Freebie Download - Loulou-scrap Samantha
Postcard - Freebie Download.  I think it was from Outlawz but cant find the link now.
Flowers and gems from stash.

We would love to see some of you joining in with the challenge this week.  You don't need to use a Nutcrafters image but we would love it if you do.

Main Prize (You need to use a Nutcrafters image)

2nd Prize (No need to use Nutcrafters image, just follow the challenge)

2 Digi stamps or 1 Stamp Sheet (subject to availability)

Challenges I am entering:
I love Promarkers - Use a Digi
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Challenge - Anything Goes

Hope you all have a lovely day.  Take Care  xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Wow hasn't it been a scorcher.  I got up early this morning hoping to get out in the garden, but I don't know if you remember, in the heavy winds a couple of months back some of my ridge tiles flew off the roof.   They were put back temporarily and the builders said they would be back when the weather turned better.   Well guess who turned up at 8.30 this morning.  I couldn't get out in the garden as there were bits of mortar flying all over the place so I could only do what a girl's gotta do and make a card.

A bit of a different style for me, no stamping or colouring in to be seen.  

Butterflies - Martha Stewart Punch
Papers - Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle'
Embossing - Swiss Dots
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
gems from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Wonderful Wings
Fairy Tale Challenge - Things with wings
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - Butterflies and Blooms
Tuesday Alchemy - Beautiful Butterflies

I did manage a bit of gardening this afternoon but only in short bursts, too bloomin' hot.

Don't forget you still have a week to join in with the Nutcrafters Challenge and as it is my turn to host it I would love to see some of my bloggie friends joining in.  You don't have to use a Nutcrafters image but we would love it if you did.  Its a nice and easy challenge this week to use 3 different backing papers

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Christmas Card

Hello again everybody.  This is my second post today so please scroll down to see my earlier post.

I thought it was about time I made another Christmas card and as the challenge at Winter Wonderland was to use a snowman (my favourites) I really had no excuse lol.

Image November Freebie from Digistamp Boutique
Coloured with Promarkers and glamour dusted
Papers - scraps from my drawers and red gingham printed on comp
Matted onto silver mirri card.
Gingham ribbon from January Sales (Hobbycraft)

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Frosty the Snowman

I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

 Thanks for popping by and please scroll down to my Nutcrafters Challenge card. 

Nutcrafters DT challenge #18 My Choice

Good morning crafters. 

It's time for another challenge at Nutcrafters and its my first time of hosting it so I hope you will all like it and join in with us.

I think it is a nice and easy one that anyone can join in with and it is

(told you it was easy)

Don't forget we have changed the rules so you can now use any images so long as you follow the set challenge.

Main Prize

You need to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize

2nd Prize

2 Digi stamps or one stamp sheet of your choice (subject to availability)

Here's my card

I have used Nutcrafters Digi stamp Cycle Ride from the Happy Travels set
Coloured with Promarkers
Backing papers - Summer Driggs freebie - Comforts of Home
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
Ribbon and gems from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoes - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

For more inspiration please visit my teamies who you can find listed on my side bar.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

House Mouse Birthday

Good evening everybody.   Tonight's card is one for my work colleague Fiona.  It's her birthday on Sunday.

Image House Mouse coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers - Tea House-Dovecraft
Martha Stewart - Doily Lace Punch
Sentiment Lili of the Valley - Calendar Sentiments
Ribbon and gems from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sketch 'n Stash - The Sketch (my neglected stash is the stamp and new is the ribbon)
Papertake Weekly - Cute, cute, cute
Simon Says - Sweet Tooth
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
House Mouse and Friends - Humour

Have a lovely evening,  Yayy Friday tomorrow, don't these weekends come around quickly.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Bella Bunting Birthday

Hello everybody.  Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far.   I should have posted this card yesterday but when I came to take the pic my camera battery was dead so had to recharge overnight.

Went into Manchester yesterday and got a few bits and bobs, nothing exciting really.  Oh I did go into Rockers England to buy tickets for Emily for Rebellion Fest in Blackpool (a punk/ska festival).   

There are quite a few birthdays this month so here is my first one.

Sugar Nellie image - Bella Bunting
Coloured with promarkers
Backing Papers - Dovecraft Sugar and Spice
Whimsy Stamps Bunting Die
Sentiment Clare Curd
I am entering it into a few challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - The Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge - Celebrations
Simon Says - Anything Birthday
Passion for Promarkers - Bright and Light
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the weekend - Layer upon Layer

Off out for the day now.  Going to have a mooch around Gawthorpe Hall.

See you soon.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge 17

Good Morning everyone.  It's time again for another challenge at Nutcrafters but first can I thank everyone who joined in with the Anything Goes challenge.  Today it is Gemma's turn to host this fortnight's  challenge.  She has designed a fabby sketch

We would love to see this sketch on your card/project.

We have also changed the rules so you can enter with any image.  Just check the rules on the sidebar.

Here is my card for the challenge:

Image Nutcrafters Sweet 16 Cutie Pie available as a digi or clear stamp
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
Papers - Dovecraft Tea House
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Card Candi

There is a fab main prize for an entry using a Nutcrafters image

and a 2nd Prize (using any image) of 2 digis or a stamp sheet of your choice (subject to availability)

Please pop over to the blog for more details and to see the cards from my fellow teamies.  I'd also like to welcome Helen to the team.  We'd love to see more joining in, remember you don't have to use a Nutcrafters image, although we would love it if you do.