Monday, 29 August 2011

This weeks 'The crazy challenge blog' guest DT card.

Here is a guest DT card I made for this weeks challenge 'New' for The Crazy Challenge blog.

The sponsor this week is The stamping boutique and I used a gorgeous digital stamp from them as the main image on my new baby card.



I coloured the digital stamp with my spectrum noir alcohol marker pens and a copic clear glitter pen. I used a piece of pearlescent linen effect cardstock from Kars, some satin edged ribbon, stick on gems and a loverly little sentiment. The sentiment was also coloured with my spectrum noir pens.

Please hop over to the challenge blog and enter the challenge if you like. The DT have done some inspirational cards as always.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

My latest commissioned card.

Here is my latest commissioned card. Commissioned by a local friend, Lorna. 

The camera doesn't pick up the dark purple of the card candi, on the numbers, the inside lettering, or the highlighted area of Lottie that I used a glitter pen on very well at all but Lorna has seen the photo's and loves it and has given me permission to share the card.

I just have an envelobox to make for it and then it will go to Lorna who ordered it.


Saturday, 27 August 2011

Last couple of days.

The last couple of days I have been to hectic to craft thanks to hospital appts and GP appts. But on thursday before I went to my 6hr respiratory appt my new Hougie board and project book arrived direct from the loverly Kay Rutter at Hougie crafts.



Today I have been working on a guest DT spot card that I will upload monday afternoon once the challenge it is for is live. I have also been working on a comissioned card for a 92nd birthday card which is needed for November. It is nearly done and I promise to upload it as soon as I can.

I also got a loverly delivery of card candi from Joanna Sheen Ltd that I ordered at noon yesterday this morning. Delivered in under 24hrs - thanks to all at Sheenie towers and Royal mail for the prompt delivery.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

A pink card.

I spent the afternoon playing with more of my Pinflair prize goodies and some of my own stash.

This is the card that came from it.

Playing with my Pinflair goodies.

Well have been playing with my Pinflair prize goodies and some bits out of my own stash.

This is the card that came out of it.

Friday, 19 August 2011

My loverly Pinflair prize parcel delivery.

At the beginning of the week I mentioned that a card I made for the Pinflair forum floral card competition had been voted the winner by the forum members.

Well this lucky girl got the most delicious goodies delivered today from Pinflair (thanks Antony and Christine).


Here are the pictures of the loverly goodies Pinflair sent me as my prize for winning. I am majorly chuffed right now.

My Pinflair prize delivery all together.

Floral card kit.

Xmas card kit.

Sarah Kay decoupage kit.

Pinflair mix n match steppers with inc. knife.

Pinflair foto-glue, glue gel, sticky pickup tool and spare blades for the stepper kit knife.


Large pack of 12" papers/card.
Thankyou again to Prince Pinflair (Antony) and Princess Pinflair (Christine) for running/sponsoring the competition and for the gorgeous goodies.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A pink and blue SWALK card.

Here is a card I have made today using a SWALK stamp set. It is coloured in with Spectrum noir pens both from Crafters companion.

I am entering the card into the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - Glitter and Glitz.

Here is my card.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Summer fun round easel card.

Here is an easel card I have made to cover the following two blog challenges.

1) Just Magnolia - 'Holiday fun' challenge
2) Totally Gorjuss - 'Round and round' challenge

I hope you like the card.

Pinflair competition winner.

I have used pinflair products ever since I started crafting. And via the Pinflair website I found the loverly and friendly Pinflair forum.

Every now and again there is a competion run on the forum for regular members. I entered two cards into  the recent 'Pinflairs floral competition'.

The cards are voted on by the members and the most popular one wins, or if a draw Christine (princess pinflair) picks a winner.

Well "I WON" the recent competition on the votes. We had to use a downloaded decoupage sheet (didn't have to use it all just whatever we wanted to use) and could do whatever we wanted to do with it.

There were some great cards and thankyou to every entrant for making it such a great competition.

And now here is my winning card.


And would publically like to thank Princess Pinflair (Christine) for sponsoring the competition, and Prince Pinflair (Antony) for running the competition.

The loverly Christine had put £30 worth of Pinflair goodies up as the prize which I cant wait to receive and play with as I love Pinflair products.

Am so chuffed that people voted for my card to win.
Thankyou everyone who voted and took part.

Monday, 15 August 2011

My 1st guest DT card.

Hello and thankyou for popping over to my blog to see my first guest DT card for The Crazy Challenge blog.
The theme for this weeks challenge is "movies" and I used a 'My fair lady' digital stamp from the sponsor Sassy Studio Designs.

Please hop over and take part.

Here are the photo's of my very first guest DT card.

To make the guest DT card I used:
Digital stamp "My Fair lady" from Sassy studio designs
Spectrum noir alcohol markers from Crafters companion
Happy birthday stamp from a Humphreys corner stamp set
A3 snow white centura pearl card
12" backing paper from K and Co (which I stamped on)
Swirl stamps from Personal Impressions
Gold, blue and black inkpads
Clear, silver pearl and copper embossing powders
Clear transparent gems that I coloured with spectrum noir pens
Black flat backed pearls
A3 tonic guillotine
Craft knife, ruler, cutting mat
Ultimate pro
Pinflair glue (foto and glue gel)
Heat gun
My Fair lady card front.



My Fair lady card standing up.

My Fair lady card open and inside.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

My old crafting area.

In another post on my blog I showed my current crafting space but thought I would show you how I started crafting compared to how I craft now. 
This is how I started crafting.










This is my crafting space now.


















Friday, 12 August 2011

Another blog giveaway to share with you.

Oh another loverly blog giveaway can be found over at Pixie Dust Paperie - Click the following image to go to the blog giveaway post.

Pixie Dust Paperie Blog Giveaway.


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

My "The Crazy Challenge blog" guest DT invite.

I've been asked to do a guest DT (design team) spot on The Crazy Challenge blog by Kelly Smith who's personal blog can be found here at  Kels Makes. I am super excited as this is my first ever guest DT spot. I am sworn to secrecy but my first spot will be on next weeks challenge starting Mon 15th August 2011. I am sworn to secrecy and you will just have to hop over to the blog and join us there.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sheena Douglass blog giveaway.

Sheena Douglass is on countdown to launching her new Xmas paint fusion range as "Pick of the week" on Create and craft tv. There will be sneek peek samples on her blog all week. If you want to be in with a chances in winning the prize from her blog giveaway head over here and have a go. Click the image below to goto Sheena's blog.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

A quiet sunday morning colouring diggies stamps.

I have spent all morning printing and colouring digital stamps from several Polkadoodles cd's. Here are some baby digital stamps that I am seriously chuffed with the results that I got using my spectrum noir pens from Crafters Companion.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Spectrum playtime again.

Been playing with the spectrum noir pens and my stamps again.

How do you store your unmounted stamps ?

The question of stamp storage arose on a facebook group I use today and I thought I would share my stamp storage. The ladies on a craft forum I use gave me the idea but what I do is this:

1) stamp the set of images onto white copier paper
2) laminate each sheet of images
3) spray the back of the stamps with crafters companion repositionable glue spray "Stick and spray" or attach to ez-foam if the stamp needs it
4) place the stamp sets on their matching image on their given laminated sheets
5) store them with their accompanying leaflet or packet front (if they have guide images on) in A4 polypockets
6) place said polypockets into a lever arch folder or ring binder

Here are the photo's of my unmounted stamp storage.



Thursday, 4 August 2011

Humphrey and Spectrum noir pens playtime.

Been playing with the spectrum noir pens and my Humphreys corner stamps both from Crafters Companion.

A quick card.

Been playing with my spectrum noir pens, 2x magnolia stamps and a sentiment stamp from the 1st Humphreys corner stamps this afternoon and the following card was the result of the last couple of hrs.

Spectrum colouring again.

When not doing a comissioned card, I have been playing with the spectrum noir pens and swalk stamps again from Crafters Companion to practice my hair colouring and blending techniques.

Here are my latest results.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011