31 October 2013

By The Light Of The Moon!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

I hope you all have fun no matter what your doing. Our girls are going out tonight to a party & stopping over night telling spooky stories to each other!!
mmmm might get a phone call from Katie to pick her up lol!

Well after my time off I am all ready to get back to crafting! So here is this weeks Delightful Challenges creation!

This week we have a colour challenge for you

PURPLE & GREEN!

please make sure we can clearly see your purple & green & that its not a tiny bit of colouring, as your entry might be disqualified!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Digi Sketch- fab sketch
Fab & Funky- Halloween
Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Sorceress Samantha' by Digital Delights
Flexmarkers
Skin- sunkissed pink & blush
Derwent Inktense pencils
Hair- baked earth & burnt orange
Clothes- deep violet, violet, ink black, chinese ink, sienna gold, sherbet lemon, cadmium orange, light olive & leaf green
Broom- ink black, dark chocolate & willow
Distress inks by Tim Holts- scattered straw, mustard seed, black soot, 
faded jeans, stormy sky & tumbled glass
Inks highlighted are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
My stash- green card & black glitter card
'Dotty Ritz' card candi
DP- 'Wizard & Spells' by Digital Delights

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
'Picket Fence' die cut by Die'sire
'Circle' die cuts by X-cut 503416
5 x 5" square card blank

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Digital Delights. The winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend instore!!

Thank you so much for stopping in on my small piece of the WWW! Hopefully I will have caught up with most of you by now, if I haven't I will be by to say hi real soon!! Please make sure you pop over to the main 
Delightful Challenges blog & see what fab 'purple & green' creations the DT have made!!
Hugs xx

30 October 2013

For The Boys!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my Halloween creation for The Perfect Sentiment! xx

Firstly I want to say a huge THANK YOU to Amy (of Natalie & Amy's) for organising such a fab week away, I enjoyed every minute of it & so did Katie! Also a huge thank you to Chris (Amy's mom) for all the gorgeous food xx 
Roofie my roomie for all the giggles & keeping Katie amused lol!! She keeps watching that video of you two on my phone....muppets the pair of yas!

Anyhoos I am back again today to show you my creation for this months Natalie & Amy's! 

Our theme this month is

FOR THE BOYS!


I did cheat & make this card whilst I was away lol!!
I just love his little shiny nose x


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Card A Day Blog- Christmas animals
Christmas Cards All Year Round- getting ready for Christmas

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Rudolph' by CC Designs
Derwent Inktense pencils
Reindeer- dark chocolate, madder brown, tan, willow & sepia ink
Christmas lights- cherry, shiraz & sienna gold

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Silent Night' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
Sentiment by Dovecraft from Natalie & Amy's
Glossy accents from Natalie & Amy's

Tools & Glues
4 x 4" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Jet Black Stazon ink from Natalie & Amy's

The prize this month is....WOW what a prize, the winner gets to choose a CD & single stamp set from the Crafters Companion range!!!! How cool is that?

Thank you for stopping by, please don't forget to scroll down to see my Halloween make for The Perfect Sentiment!
Hugs xx


Hello There....I'm Back!!

This is my first post for today, please pop back later to see my monthly creation for Natalie & Amy's! xx

WOW! 
I can't believe its two whole weeks since I posted anything on my blog!! Time has just flown! I couldn't post anything on here before I went away, even tho I have the cards sitting here, the internet was down for a few days so no posting from me. Then I went on my crafty get away & ended up staying a few days longer than expected....but oh we did giggle & I had Katie with me as well so ended up spending soooo many pennies, but I've got some awesome goodies to play with! Then when I got back Nige was off work so we had a few days out. Also for those who remember this time last year, it was a year Monday since our Katie's best friend passed away, so Monday was spent with the girls at Liverpool museum...not sure which one but the one with the dinosaurs in lol!

Anyhoos I'm here today to show you my creation for, The Perfect Sentiment.
Where this week we want to see either your

HALLOWEEN!
or
THANKSGIVING!

creations. I loved making this card, just love the Bugaboo scene images!


I tried all sorts of things to get a glow around the house, ended up wasting a few images before remembering my Panpastels lol!!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
The Sweet Stop- fantastic sketch
2 Creative Chicks- Halloween
Digi Galore- Halloween
Fresh Brewed- pumpkins
Sparkles- Halloween

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Halloween Witch' scene it by Bugaboo
Flexmarker
Skin- blush
Derwent Inktense pencils
Hair- bark & amber
Clothes- ink black, shiraz, deep blue, tangerine & chilli red
Fence- oak & bark
Broom- oak, tan, dark chocolate, saddle brown & mustard
Pumpkins- cadmium orange, sienna gold, ionian green & bark
House- deep blue, neutral grey, sienna gold, sun yellow & sherbet lemon
Stars- sherbet lemon
Ghost- iris blue
Grass- iron green, beech green & field green
Sky- 'phthalo blue shade Panpastel 
Glow- diarylide yellow' Panpastel 

Papers & Embellishments
My stash- black glitter card
DP- freebie  'Halloween' set by Sheri K
'BOO!' cut out of DP

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Tearing ruler
5 x 7" card blank from Natalie & Amy's

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo! For details of the prize please pop over to the main blog here!

Thanks for stopping by, please pop back later to see my creation for Natalie & Amy! They have a fab prize up for grabs!
Hugs xx

12 October 2013

Happy Belated Birthday!

Yay its the weekend, so that mean its the start of a new challenge over at
 My Time To Craft....this week we have a fab theme for you 

SORRY I FORGOT YOUR BIRTHDAY!

I'm sure we've all need one of these at some time or another, so here's the perfect chance to make one for your box!
Please make sure you creation has some form of text one relating to the challenge theme....Happy belated Birthday, sorry its late etc...

I have used a stamp that I had for my birthday. I just love these dolls, it amazes me how many fit inside each other lol!
I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous stamp set from my bud Hazel (didos) thank you so much hunnie I just love it!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Case Study- Matryoshka Dolls
Penny's Paper Crafty- anything but square
Simon Says- no digi use rubber
Stamp & Doodle- embossing

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Eline's Russian Doll' by Marianne D EC0129 from Natalie & Amy's
Promarker
Skin- blush
Derwent Inktense pencils
Hair- madder brown, mustard & sun yellow
Body- scarlet pink, deep blue, iris blue, dark purple, deep violet, sherbet lemon, apple green & mid vermillion

Papers & Embellishments
My stash- blue paper
'Darks' Core'dinations card 
Sentiment by Personal Impressions from Natalie & Amy's 

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sanding block from Nige's shed
'Gothic' corner die cut
Sizzix Bigshot
5x7" scalloped card blank from Natalie & Amy's
'Postage Stamp' die cut by X-cut 503421
'Simplicity' M-Bossabilities embossing folder'
Butterflies' punch by Tonic

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to the main blog & see what fab creations the DT have made!
Hugs xx

10 October 2013

YEEHAW!

Its time for a new challenge over at Delightful challenges & this week its one of my favourites.....

DISTRESSING!

I just love getting my inks out & getting in a mess lol!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Sketch Saturday- fab sketch
Crafter's Cafe- favourite crafting item
I love my Derwent Inktense pencils
Divas by Design- 3 or more layers
Rhedd & Rosie- colours of Autumn
Ruby's Rainbow- colours of Autumn
Papertake Weekly- 2 of something (sentiments)

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Lil Dixie' by Digital Delights
Promarker & Flexmarker
Skin- dusky pink & blush
Derwent Inktense pencils
Hair- oak & golden yellow
Ribbons- shiraz & cherry
Waistcoat- shiraz, cherry & oak
Dress- oak, bark & deep blue
Scarf- deep blue & sherbet lemon
Stetson- bark, oak, shiraz & cherry
Boots- bark, oak, deep blue & sherbet lemon
Barrel- bark, madder brown, baked earth & sienna gold
Tim Holtz distress inks
All colour distressing vintage photo from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Wild West' set by Digital Delights
Sentiments from the 'Wild West Sentiment' set by Digital Delights
'Beer Barrel' from the 'Wild West Accessories' set by Digital Delights
Brown card by Papermania

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
5" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's
Thread cutter used to distress edges

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what kind of 'distressing' the DT have been up to!
Hugs xx

9 October 2013

'Thanksgiving!'

It's that time of the week again, where we start a new challenge over at 

Before I get to that I want to thank you all for my gorgeous cards & presents I received yesterday....I was the big 40 & had a fab day thank you xx

Right this weeks challenge is

THANKSGIVING....with 3 OR MORE LAYERS!

I decided as we don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here in the UK I would use a Thanksgiving (hopefully) image, along with the colours & a thank you sentiment! Don't forget your sentiment on the front of your card!!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Die Cuttin Divas- use brown
Get Inky- fall colours

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'squirrel' from the 'Perfect Day, Woodlands Folk' set by Docrafts
Derwent Inktense pencils
Squirrel- baked earth & red oxide
Acorn- bark, willow, tan, beech green & light olive
Tim Holtz distress inks
Sky- tumbled glass 
Grass- mowed lawn from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Woodland Folks' by Docrafts
My stash- ribbon, gold gems & brown card
Sentiment from the 'Piggy, Honey & Hugs' stamp set by Docrafts

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
4" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's
'Oval' die cuts by Spellbinders
'Ribbon #2' border die cut Marianne D LR0102
'Daisy Flower' die cut y Joy Crafts 6002/0024 from Natalie & Amy's
'Leaf' die cut from the 'Button Flower' set by Marianne D LR0164

This weeks sponsor is the fab Meljens Designs for details of what the winner will receive pop over here!

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be by today to say hi to you all!
Hugs xx


5 October 2013

'With Love To My Friend!'

No Idea why but I couldn't post on my blog, or my picture on the main
 My Time To Craft blog....but managed to do the main challenge post? Bizarre!!
Anyhoos I've managed to get it sorted now...just hope MR Blogger plays ball & lets me post!

Right get on with it before he decides I've had enough time lol!

This week challenge over at MTTC is

VINTAGE or SHABBY CHIC!

I'm not one for shabby chic...ok can't do shabby chic lol! So decided to go with vintage which I just love doing!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Sweet Sketch Wednesday- perfect sketch
Crafty Ribbons- anything goes with ribbon
Fab & Funky- ribbon
Whimsy Stamps- vintage

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Scarlett Hunger' by The Stamping Chef
Promarkers
Skin- dusky pink & blush
Derwent Inktense pencils
Hair- bark & willow
Dress- iron green, green aquamarine, dark aquamarine, sea blue & mallard green
Ground- neutral grey
Colour distressing done using Tim Holtz 'vintage photo' from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
My stash- ribbon, sentiment & DP
Brown card by Papermania

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Bow maker made by Nige xx
5" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend 
hugs xx

3 October 2013

Santa & his Reindeer!

It's time for a fab Christmas new release over at Digital Delights, which means the DT over at Delightful Challenges get to play! Oh & the new images are gorgeous, along with new papers & sentiments! All just stunning!
This weeks theme is

'HOLIDAY SPIRIT!'

you can create anything as long as it relates to Christmas or any other
 winter holiday!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Tuesday Morning Sketches- fab sketch
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Santa
ABC Challenge- W -words
Christmas All The Year Round-getting ready
MAWTT- anything goes (waving hi girlies!)

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Santa & Reindeer' by Digital Delights
Promarkers 
Santa's skin- dusky pink & blush
Derwent Inktense pencils
Santa's hair & beard- neutral grey
Glasses- chilli red
Hat & trousers- chilli red & cherry
Jacket- chilli red, cherry, ink black & sienna gold
Boots- ink black
Reindeer- poppy red, tan & oak
Ground- neutral grey & iris blue

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Christmas Magic' by Digital Delights
Sentiment from the 'Winter Fun' set by Digital Delights
My stash red & golds card

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
5" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's
'Mini Poinsettia' die cuts by Marianne D LR0142 from Natalie & Amy's

This week we are sponsored by Scrapyland the lucky winner will receive a $15 voucher to spend!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I love reading your comments.
hugs xx

2 October 2013

Autumnal Birthday!

Wow, where is the time going to? I can't believe its only 16 days until I go on my crafty week away! I booked it last October as soon as I got home from that one & boy times just flown!!!

Anyhoos on with today's post. 
Over at The Perfect Sentiment we have a challenge that I just loved creating for, I just love sunflowers they make me think of my Nan. When I was a kid my nan lived about 70 miles away so I only saw her in the hols....so when it was time to plant the seeds I would help Nan plant them & through the school term Nan would look after them for me & measure them & phone or write a letter to tell me so I could keep my own grow chart at home! I still have a few of them in the loft!!

Anyhoos this weeks challenge is

AUTUMNAL BIRTHDAYS!

don't forget your sentiment on the front!

I decided to use an image I won a while ago & chose because of my Nan x



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Cards Galore- flowers
Design To Colour- die cuts
Get Inky- fall colours

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Sunflower #2' by Robyns Fetish
Derwent Inktense pencils
Sunflower head- bark, amber, cadmium orange & sun yellow
Leaves- beech green & field green
Colour distressing Tim Holtz gathered twigs from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'New Leaf' by Ist Edition from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- green card, felt leaf ribbon, 'An Autumn Day' & 'Happy Birthday' sentiments

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
5" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's
'Incire Flower' die cut by Nellie Snellen MFD024
'Swirl #1' die cut by Joy Crafts 6003/0002

This week we are sponsored by the fab Robyn's Fetish, the lucky winner will receive 5 digi images of their choice!!


Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to 'The Perfect Sentiment' blog & see what fab creations the DT have made!!
Hugs xx

1 October 2013

'Boofle'

It's time for a new challenge over at 'Sparkles Christmas' this month we have a fab challenge for you  to join in with...

ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

please remember it must be Christmas themed!!

I decided to make a gift card holder, we tend to buy the girls a few things that they want. This year its been tickets to concerts..Tonight Alive, 30 Seconds To Mars for both of the girls & 5ive for me & Katie. I'm soooo excited lol!!
But we also give them money to spend on DVD's. games or anything special they want!! So these are ideal for popping a few notes into! 


Excuse the finger, I need to get some Velcro dots!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Cardmaker- cute & furry
Melon Headz- animals
Whoopsi Daisy- anything but a card!

Image & Colouring Medium
'Boofle & Penguin' Urban Stamps by DoCrafts
Tim Holt distress inks
Penguin- black soot, festive berries, ripe persimmon, dried marigold
All inks highlighted are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
'Pepper's Christmas Party' by Helz Cuppleditch from Docrafts

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Gift card holder SVG from Digital Delights
My Ecraft by Craftwell

This month we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads, the winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend instore!
Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to the 
'Sparkles Christmas blog' & see what fab creations the DT have made!
I will try my best to get around & see you all over the next few days
Hugs xx