Friday 28 February 2014

B - is for Buttons and Bows

Alphabet Challenges our challenge for the next two weeks was chosen by Shaz, she would like to see lots of Buttons and Bows for our letter B. I wonder why it isn't until you have up - loaded your picture onto your blog do you spot the buttons aren't straight. Well if you own't mind I'll forget it too. I used a pretty green DP from my stash for the background, a piece of pink lace, three pre-made ribbons with pearls. The saucy corset and stamp are from a Creative Expressions stamp set - Vintage Lingerie. I used Promarkers to colour the corset. Die is from Go Kreate , lightly coloured with Worn Lipstick DI. I look forward to seeing your Buttons and Bows, hoping you have lots of fun. Please pop over to the main blog for I am sure the array of Buttons and Bows will inspire you to have a go. 

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #7 is MUSIC

This week at Cardz 4 Guyz - Janice has chosen Music, it can be whatever your inspiration creates, anything which depicts Music. Please remember this challenge site is for cards/projects for MALES of any age, but Male only. In my huge supply of stamps, I have discovered I don't have anything suitable for music, but in my Craft CD collection I was saved. I made the card above with papers and decoupage from a Debbie Moore Shabby Chic Music CD. I hope you like it and find some inspiration from it. Please pop over to the main blog where you will find more inspiration from the wonderful DT. 
I am also entering the card into 
Crazy 4 Challenges - Inspired by Music
Crafty Bloggers Network - All About the Boys

Sunday 23 February 2014


For this week Carol at CD Sunday Challenges is challenging us to produce a project with a quotation, bearing in mind all projects for this challenge MUST contain something from a CD. For my card it is almost all made  from a Debbie Moore/Leonie Pugol CD - Shabby Chic Songbird. There are some wonderful images on this CD and of course being Debbie Moore there is always a nice supply of quotations. The shape of  the card is also from a template on the - Katy Sue Fabulous Fashion CD. have fun everyone, I'll be popping around this week to see which quotations have inspired you. 

Saturday 22 February 2014

Something New @ MTTC

This week at My Time to Craft our challenge is to celebrate Something New, (not new stash). Please pop over to the challenge blog for more information and of course to see the wonderful inspiration from the DT. 
One of my grandsons recently went for an interview, sadly not successful, but I thought I would get prepared for the future. I made my card using the following:~
White scalloped card
Red paper to mat
Background paper from Papermania
Crafty Individuals CI ~ 077
Hand from Tim Holtz Steampunk set
Have fun with your NEW challenge, will it be , house, job, baby, adventure? 

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Let's Feel It

This my first ever entry in the challenges at Cuttlebug Mania, but somehow, knowing how I love my Bug, it won't be my last. The challenge for this and next week is Let's Feel It, the emphasis being on dimension/texture.  Why don't you pop over and see, they have a long list of suggestions. I have created the main dimension with an embossing folder, this is the list of my ingredients: ~
White card stock and plain white card for the embossed topper
Cuttlebug embossing plate of Bird in the Field (texture)
Distress Inks - Broken China, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo
Garden Twine (texture)
3 decorative shapes - had these for ages (texture)
Happy Birthday greeting - Go Kreate - Stamp and Die #100101 - Set 1 (dimension)
raised on a dimensional sticker pad. 
I decoupaged the bird and drew the birds in the top left corner. 
Thanks ladies for a very interesting challenge, I really enjoyed this challenge.
I am also entering this card into the Crafty Cardmaker's challenge of 'Come Fly With Me.'

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Clean and Simple at Cardz 4 Guyz

Hello everyone, I am amazed that this is week # 6 at Cardz 4 Guyz, time seems to be bombing along these days. Julie has chosen CAS so please pop over to the main blog to see what we think Clean and Simple is. If you haven't yet tried it, it's not as frightening as you may first think. For my card I used the following: ~
Kraft Card Stock 
A square of white card stock
Water application of blue and brown H2 0's 
Greetings stamp from Hobby Art Ltd
3 Plant Pots from LOTV. 
Promarkers to colour herbs.
Micro black pen for border.
Over the next few weeks there is also a DT call, just add DT after your name and I'll be visiting you. 

Saturday 15 February 2014

Bingo Board

It's been a while since I enjoyed a game of Bingo, but this is my kind of Bingo. When I first came across Craft bingo Boards I found them difficult now I find it so helpful, for it gives me 3 items I must include in my card, which leads me in a good direction, the rest as they say is left to your imagination. If you've never played craft Bingo or Lotto (?US) then pop over to the main blog at Fantasy Stampers to find the explanation, the rules and of course the wonderful samples from the Design Team.
I chose to make my card using the Top Line ~ Pink ~ Pearls ~ Lace. 


For my card I used the following ~~ 
Plain white card stock
Pink background Paper from Here comes the Girls CD by Creative Crafting World
Stamps from Crafty Individuals - CI  328
Stamps from Antique Dress Forms - Creative Expressions
Main image stamp Object d' Art - Lady in Corset from Inkylicious
Lace, Pearls, ribbons and scissors from my stash. 

Sparkles Monthly - February Challenge

For our February challenge at Sparkles Monthly, we are challenging you to make a project with specific ingredients which are ~ Lace or Ribbon ~ Pearls ~Hearts. February being the month of love, explains our choices of such romantic ingredients. For my card I used ~~~
Plain white cardstock
Backing papers, heart and image from 
Creative Crafting World CD ~ Here Come The Girls - Designs from Crafty Sentiments Stamps
Ribbon, pearls and flowers from my stash.

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Hope your feeling in a romantic mood and enjoy our challenge. have fun, I will be visiting you during February. I send my best wishes to everyone who may be involved with the inclement weather conditions both in the UK and US. Keep warm and safe. 

My Time To Craft

Sadly there comes a time in everyone's life when we need to provide a Sympathy card ~ 
we at My Time To Craft realise this form of card is probably one of the most difficult cards to create. I suppose my approach may be classed as being old fashioned. However,  I have a theory about Sympathy and Thinking of You cards. When making other cards, I suppose my aim is to convey, 'Look what I've done for you'. When making a Sympathy or Thinking of You card, my aim is to convey my message of condolences in a simple and understated way.  For this card I used~~~~~~~
White, grey and black card stock.
A template for a small rectangle.
DI Pumice Stone
Tree Stamp and Birds from Inkylicious
With Sympathy stamp from my stash ~ unknown make.
We know it's not easy but why not have a go, when you don't really need one and put it away. 

Friday 14 February 2014

Always and Forever

Here at Alphabet Challenge we are starting from the beginning once more. For the letter A - Tammy has chosen Always and Forever.  I'm sure it is no coincidence that today is Valentine's Day. Hope you have all had a showering of love, flowers and chocolates. Ha! Ha! Do I hear you say, don't worry, I didn't either. 
I decided to go for soft spring colours rather than the traditional reds and blacks, which didn't seem to be right for my young couple who are almost holding hands. 
Plain white cardtsock
Background Papers from First Edition Daydream Pad
Stamp from Lily of the Valley
Flowers and leaves from stash
Card Candi and a metal heart charm from stash.
I look forward to visiting you over the next two weeks, have fun and best wishes for a happy
Valentine's Day. 

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Truly, Madly, Deeply

We couldn't not celebrate Valentine's Day at Cardz 4 Guyz, so our #4 Challenge is
Anything you wish to create for a male person, which celebrates love.
For my card, I first used a Kraft card
A mat of red shiny paper
An embossed white card. 
A torn sheet of music from Papercraft Factory CD
A punched heart - I love you sentiment
Red gingham ribbon
A metal heart charm. 
I hope to see you over at Cardz 4 Guyz, looking forward to seeing your entries.
Thanks for popping in and looking at my card.

Sunday 9 February 2014

Love Always

Hi everyone, here we are, Team B back on CD Sunday Challenges, it being my turn to choose the topic, I apologize if by now your all loved out, with the impending Valentine's Day but I love the idea of doing a love card so that's my choice for this week Love Always.   I don't know why but I tend to go for the Vintage scenes of love, my sons would say it's because I am vintage, no doubt. 
Papers and main image from Jem's Designs - Scentimental CD.
Pearls and doileys from stash.
Flowers from Stash
Leaves from a Martha Stewart punch.
Greeting label and die from Go 
Have fun I look forward to visiting you all, and if you visit me, I thanks you for any comments you may leave.
i am also entering this card into the Anything Goes challenge and Scribble and Scrap, a recently new challenge blog, along with a shop with wonderful stash. They are also currently looking for DT members. 

Saturday 8 February 2014

Buttons and Ribbons @ MTTC

At My Time To Craft this week our challenge is Buttons and Ribbons, these must be a part of your design. 
Main Image stamp - CI - 285 - Crafty Individuals
Papers are from Madame Payraud's Paper Pad - Papermania
Buttons from Blue Button Box
Cream Lace from Stash
Blue ribbon from Stash
'For You' greeting a Papermania stamp.
Promarker's to colour the ladies' dresses and hats.
I stamped the main image onto patterned paper, then re-stamped the ladies onto white card, coloured with Promarkers and re-dressed the ladies - called Paper Piecing.
I look forward to visiting you, have fun, hunt out that button box and have a go. 

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Spots and Stripes for Guyz

It's the fourth week at Cardz 4 Guyz , doesn't time go quickly? Janice of our Design Team has chosen  for the challenge this week Spots and Stripes , I'm sure you'll be able to add these to your project for any age guy. I had great fun making this card, so  please remember to have fun, enjoy your hobby.
Papers are all from  Papercraft Factory CD from Funkyhands
Card Candi
Main Image stamp from LOTV
Promarkers used to colour.
I look forward to visiting you and wish you luck.

Saturday 1 February 2014

Love and Cherish

For the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers, we are beginning to feel that romance is in the air, could it be Valentine's Day will shortly be with us?  We challenge you to join us with Love and Cherish.  For my card
I have used a piece of pretty background paper from my stash, a piece of silver mirri card onto which I have matted a die cut stamped image. Added some white paper flowers and a wedding greeting.
Fizzy Moon - Wedding Day Stamp
Colour medium - Promarkers
I look forward once again in visiting your blogs.
Please remember that Fantasy Stampers is for Stampers,
 please tell us which stamp/s you have used. 
you have used 


This week at My Time To Craft we are challenging you to show us your Superheroes. I'm sure we all have memories of all those wonderful exciting and thrilling Super heroes, whether they be in real life, cartoons or adventurous tales old and new. For me, being the mother of an ex-serviceman, all service men and women are Super heroes. This amusing card  was made using La Pashe CD The Best of 2012, which has a section for many of our heroes, including firemen and policemen. Have fun with your challenge this week, I'm sure we'll be looking in on some amazing and wonderful heroes.