Friday, May 31, 2013

Smokin Hot Diva

Good Morning, I am running a day late this week. Everything is just so busy and I keep forgetting what day it is. A new challege started yesterday at
Charisma Cardz. This week it's Team Gem's turn to set the challenge which is...


Any creation from any type of craft!!!

As always we have some fantastic sponsors...

One Lucky winner will recieve Your Choice of SIX Digi's from Digistamp Boutique


Cedar Chest Designs are offering a Prize of a $10 Voucher!
For my card I have chosen Smokin' Hot from Saturated Canary. I loved this image and thought it would be fun to to something bright and summery. These fun papers are from MME, something that I picked up the other week. I dug through my stash to find something to embellish the card with and came up with these flowers . I think that they were from Making Memories but  that was so long ago that I cannot be sure.
This card is appropriate for today as the weather is supposed to be really hot. Stay cool and have a great day. I hope to be back with another card to share over the weekend.

Friday, May 17, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I am finally posting my card for Stamp and Create with Magnolia. Last week when this was supposed to have been posted, Blogger was giving me all sorts of trouble and for some reason it was not saving whenever I posted. By the time that it was working and all sorted out I decided that I would save this card for the mid way point in the challenge.
The theme for this challenge is
Spring Showers
Spring themes image with: Rain, Rainbows, or Clouds.
It does not need to be an image with rain, as long as there are at least 1 rainbow, cloud, or something rain related on your card.

What is a Spring themed image?:
Flowers, Butterflies, "New Beginnings" (baby/wedding), Rain, Sunshine/Outdoors, Baseball, Valentine's Day/Love, Mother's Day, Birthdays. Colors are more bright or pastel.

Stamp and Create carries a wide range of Magnolia stamps at some of the lowest prices!
My card features Tilda with Rubber Boots. I have masked her with the bird background from the Sweet Dreams collection. She looks like she is out for a walk after an April Shower and you know what they say about those. I have used some sunny spring colours and added some fresh spring flowers to finish it all off.
You still have one week to join us so I do hope that you will play along.
Have a great holiday weekend and enjoy the sun.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Merry Little Elf

Hi there, I am running late today. The past few weeks at work have been so crazy that I completely lost track of time and forgot which week it was. Today marked the start of a new challenge at Charisma Cardz and this week our theme is
No Digis Allowed!!
As always we have some fantastic sponsors...

Pink Cat Studio are offering one lucky winner 5 digis from their online shop! wow!
And a second winner this week will receive a £10 voucher for My Mums Craft Shop!
Fortunately this cute Kraftin Kimmie image was already coloured up so I was able to whip up something quick. I've paired it with some of my brightest holiday papers for a fun card that will be sure to make someone smile this holiday. I've finished it all of with a simple sentiment that was a perfect match for this card. CAS and perfect for the mail, gotta love that.
I hope you have will find some time to play along, can't wait to see what you create.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jingle Bells

Good Morning. We are half way though the week and I hope that you are all having a great one.
The weatherman is forecasting warmer weather for the rest of the week and I am looking forward to the holiday weekend that is coming up, can't wait!
Today is the start of a new challenge over at ABC Christmas and this week our theme is
J for Jingle Bells
How you choose to interpret this is up to you but do remember that it must be a Christmas project.
We have been generously sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts
one lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher.
For my card, I have chosen to colour up this wonderful image from LOTV. I've even had another go at using some softer colours (gasp, I think that I might actually be starting to get the hang of it). Anyway, after colouring I dug through my paper stash and paired it up with some matching papers from MME. I've kept the layout simple so that I could embellish it with some over sized snowflake accents, these are actually Christmas ornaments that I picked up during the holiday season. I've added a little bow and some tiny bells to make this a card that rings with the sounds of the holiday season.
I hope that you are feeling a little bit inspired. Thanks for stopping by, now it is your turn to jingle.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Anything but Square

Good Morning, I hope that you are all well and having a sunshine filled day.
I am here today to tell you about this weeks challenge at  Charisma Cardz. Our theme this week is anything but square and I have to say that this was a fun one for me.

We are lucky to have 3 wonderful sponsors joining us this week and they are generously providing some of our lucky participants with some great prizes.

Kenny K Downloads
Prizes -
1st - 3 digi's,
2nd - 2 digi's,
3rd 1 digi


J & C Creations

Prize - £10 Voucher


Our sponsor Time  for Tea Designs kindly provided the Design team with some adorable images to use for this weeks challenge. I chose this sweet Daisy Chain image, she will be perfect for my niece's birthday later this month. I have had a go colouring it in pastel colours which is a challenge for me as I usually opt for bright but I think that this time it turned out okay.
I've used a Go Kreate Die for the base of my card a a few of my Spellbinders for the different mats. The stitching that you see around the edge is all faux, added with the help of a Distress Ink marker that matched my backing papers. Some flowers, pearls and leaf pins create a little floral arrangement to finish it all of.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope that you have been inspired just a little bit and that you will join us for this fun challenge with your own shaped creation.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Inspired to Create

Hello, it has been so long since my last post. Things have been crazy busy lately and I have not been spending much time at all in my craft room but I am here today with a card for the start of another ABC Christmas Challenge.
Our theme this time around is
I for Inspirational Photo
We want you to get inspired by this beautiful photo and make a Christmas Project.
 ornament wreaths
Our Sponsors for this challenge are the fantastic

and they have both generously donated fantastic prizes for some of our lucky participants.
My card this time around is rather simple. I used a Hero Arts stamp that I picked up on clearance after the holidays and I have heat embossed it in green metallic. I've also embossed the sentiment.
Once I had put my heat gun away, I accented with red stickles to add the little berries. Too bad I didn't think that one through though, if I had then I would have matted the card before adding the stickles so that I didn't need to wait for them to dry.
Anyway, I hope that you have been inspired to join us. I am looking forward to seeing the ways that you are all inspired by the photo.