Friday, May 28, 2010

Craftalicious new blog

Craftalicious is a new blog which starts up on 4th June.

The girls from the Sophisticat DT are setting up their own challenge blog Craftalicious Challenges which will be a fortnightly challenge on a Friday beginning on 4th June.
Due to personal reasons the Sophisticats blog is closing down in july so the girls decided there was no point in staying until then so the whole DT will be stepping down after the current challenge and have set up a brand new challenge blog Craftalicious Challenges.

They would love it if their followers over at Sophisticats would come and join on over at Craftalicious, they will soon have blog candy for their followers to enter and a blog hop coming up too.

A few challenges

This is different from the normal cards I make....not usually with animals but Debs sent me some stamped LOTV images to use and I just love them...thanks Debs. The image has been coloured with copics and layered onto an embossed circle....looks like tiger effect which I thought kind of matched the little pussy cat!!....which I then distressed with ink, the paper I had in my stash....finished off with ribbon, bow and tag. I have entered the challenges below.

LOTV - sketch

Quixotic challenge - embossing

Totally Papercrafts - monochromatic(shaes of brown)

Stamp Something - recipe - ribbon, bow and tag


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Best Mates

I thought I would make and post this quick card tonight...well the butterflies took ages!! The backing papers are from Stampin Up sweet Pea collection. I coloured the Anya's with copics and cut them out and layered them on to the card to give a 3d effect, I also cut the butterflies from the same paper and layered them aswell and finished it off with buttons and best mates message.....I should have used a plain piece for the scallop as you can't really see it in the photo but it does look ok in real life!

Sweet Stampin - sketch

Anyone for Anya - double trouble

Stamp Something - 2 of something(2 Anyas)

Pollycraft - buttons and butterflies

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - blue and green


For Jayme

Well was at the dentist today and more visit to go next week anyway onto the card. I mainly made this card for Lisa'a charity event for her sister but I have adapted it to fit with a few challenges too. I downloaded the image from Pollycraft and the papers are Crate Paper.

Lisa's RAK Charity event - frog

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Charisma Cardz - going round in circles

Creative Card Crew - Pink & Green


Lily of the Valley

Hi all just wanted to tell you that Lili of the Valley have a great candy on offer to celebrate the launch of their new stamp collection on 1st June. Pop over to check it out...Lily of the Valley.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi all....another lovely day....I have been so busy at work this is the first chance I have had to post something this week. I made this card for a friend's birthday...she likes pinks and greens so hopefully she will like it. The stamp is a sugar nellie stamp and coloured with copics, the papers are Crate Paper - bliss colletion and then finished off with glitter. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - sketch

A Spoon full of Sugar
- a celebration card

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - pink or blue and green and brown

Totally Gorjuss - bling it on


Friday, May 21, 2010

Thanks so Much

A quick card before I start the masses to do as I am working over the weekend. This is one of my new stamps sets from Stampin Up...which goes perfectly with the new paper too. I thought it was something different to the usual stamps I buy so here we go...I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - sketch

Stamptacular - Lovely as a tree

Paper cutz - buttons and ribbon

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - 3 images, 3 embellishments and 3 papers(the stamps are 3 separate stamps)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gorjuss girl

Well after me getting myself sorted for the root treatment at the dentist today...I was a week's next week so need to go through all the worry again!! I made this card earlier today with my new Stampin' Up papers an one of the gorjuss girls which I paper pieced...I haven't that before and I quite enjoyed it...I like cutting out I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - sketch

Totally Gorjuss
- round and round(circle, paper an the centres of the flowers)

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - birthday

Stamp Something - Celebrate something

Sophisticats - Blue, brown, cream


Best Wishes

Made this card last night...not sure if Gretel goes with those strong colours, I think I prefer her in pastels...anyway I'm quickly posting it before I head of to the dentist for the star of my root treatment...I have butterflies already!! the papers are from Sandylion and the flowers were from my sizzix and gretel has been coloured with copics.

Sketch Saturday
- sketch

All that scraps - dry embossing

Papertake - flowers

Cute Daisy May - as you like it


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Good Luck

Firstly, thank you for all my birthday wishes....and I know what you're thinking..oh no not another one of those cards but one of the girls at work is leaving and she loved this image..think because it looks a bit like her so I thought I would make her a good luck card..I know she'll love it!! The image is a sweet pea stamp and coloured with copics, the papers are Crate Papers - brook collection. I made the flowery thing...I cut out circles of old cotton fabric and then coloured them to match the papers and fixed them together with ribbons and a button. Oh and almost forgot....I stamp the image twice and cut the butterfly out to give a 3D effect. I have entered this in the following challenges:

Sweet sketch Wednesday - sketch

Fab 'n' funky
- make your own embellishment

Cute Daisy May - as you like it

A Spoon full of sugar - cute & girly

Papertake weekly - flowers(embellishment/papers)

Flutter by Wednesday - flowers

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi all..just before bedtime....made this card for Holly's friend Bobbi..her birthday is next week after mine!! I have used my new stampin Up Sweet Pea papers, the image is from the Sugar Nellie range at Funky Kits...coloured with copics, I cut the flowers from my sizzix and shaped and glittered them..finished off with a message...I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Allsorts - birthday

Sweet stampin - get personal

The Secret Crafter - metal(brads)


Friday, May 14, 2010


My new Stampin Up goodies arrived late this afternoon so I thought I would do a quick card and try and beat the deadline for Sweet stampin...not quite sure about it though, probably cos it was a rush job and the colours a bit more mute than I am used to!! All Stampin Up products have been used except for the message...there was no message stamp with the sweet pea set. I have entered this in the following challenges:

Friday sketchers - sketch

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - colour combo(not the exact colours but near enough...I think)

Stamp something - celebrate something


Sweet Pea

This is the other sweet pea stamp I bought...think I prefer the other one....I coloured her with my copics and layered her onto Crate Paper, added a flower(which I made) and finished off with some glitter. I have entered this card in a few challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

A Spoon Full of sugar
- 3 papers, 3 buttons

Crafty Cardmakers - distressed

Cupcake Craft Challenge - buttons

- brown and other colours


Thursday, May 13, 2010


I saw this stamp on another blog a few weeks ago and thought I need that!! I think it's fun...all the other pretty girlie stamps and then there's these ones....well all I can say is this is what happens when you eat all the choklit!! ( i'm only kidding and I hope nobody is offended). This is Krilla and I got her from a Norwegian website..Scrapmagasinet...coloured her with copics and the rest of the stuff I had in my stash. I was desperate to post this tonight but I will take a photo in daylight tomorrow. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday
- sketch

Little Red Wagon - brads

Fab 'n' Funky - metal mania(brads in this one)

Pile it On - Cute and cuddly(sorry..she's is cuddly!!)


A Special Friend

Well I'm sorry to bore you all but this is one of my new stamps and I just love it so I had to make another card using this sweet pea...and it's nearly the same as one I posted yesterday but my friend loved it and wanted me to make her one so here it is. I coloured the sweet pea with copics and layered her onto Crate Paper, I cut the butterfly out and stuck on the image to give a 3D effect, I cut out the flowers with the sizzix and I tried to shape them to make them more 3D(I saw this on youtube) and I added a message, some gems and glitter...oh and the centre of the big flower was just a piece of paper which I coloured green, snipped it and rolled it up. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says stamp - sketch

Sir Stampalot Challenge - butterflies and blossoms

Quixotic challenge - make your own flowers(took me 2 hours)

Pixie dust Studio - Cut it out(butterfly)

Cute Card Thursday - someone special


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A few more challenges

I am about to start some a quickie!! The Penny Black stamp was in my stash and looking a bit neglected so I thought I would put her to use today....when I bought this it was one of my favourite stamps. More Crate Papers - Mia collection this time, I cut the flowers from the same papers wih my sizzix, touched up the edges of the petals with ink, added buttons and a glitter!!

Totally Gorjuss - pink and green

Sketch & Stash - sketch

For Fun Challenges - anything


Emma's candy

I have posted this from Emma's blog

Emma's Candy Giveaway - Alota Rubberstamps....

Good Morning
I was recently lucky enough to win 11 Alota Rubberstamps and have decided to give 4 of them away as a ''Thank You'' for your support and donations so far with my fundraising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of my Dad.

To be in with a chance of winning one of the stamps please could you do the following...
1 - Post the ''Ronnie Relaxing'' image on your sidebar if you haven't already with a link to my blog.
(I know many of you have already done this as I keep seeing him pop up which is fantastic)
2 - Spread the word about my stamp giveaway.
3 - Add your name to Mr Linky before 12pm GMT on Saturday 15th May.
Winners will be announced on Sunday 16th May.

***Prize 1 - Chef Kathleen***

***Prize 2 - Chef Martyn***

***Prize 3 - Hooters***

***Prize 4 - Sexy Bunny***

We are having a remembrance/fundraising party on Saturday night in memory of my Dad on what would have been his 60th birthday. I shall share some pics and details with you on Sunday when I announce the winners together with more candy...BUT one that will cost you a quid donation to the YAA to enter!! ;-)

Hugs Emma x

Happy Birthday's snowing!! Just when we thought it was spring...My new sweet pea stamps came yesterday so I had to use this is the first card. I have coloured the image with copics and the backing papers are from crate Papers...I love these just now, I also stamped the butterfly twice and layered it to give a 3d effect, I added some flowers, gems and a message anf then glittered it up....I'm quite chuffed with this one and have entered it in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday
- sketch

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
- 3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image

Stamp Something - birthday

Cupcake craft Challenge - buttons

Die Cut Dreams - shabby(I distressed the edges to give a shabby look)

Papertake weekly - shiny, sparkly,special

Sweet Pea Challenge - May Showers bring May flowers


Friday, May 07, 2010


Well I think somebody up there was telling me to do my ironing instead of playing today!! I was determined to finish this but it was very awkward and I was in start off just as I started cutting...I dropped the steel ruler and it landed on my toe...I didn't say any naughty words but I do have a lovely big bruise across the front of my foot and then straight after whilst finishing off the cutting...I sliced the top of my finger and it's now all bandaged up cos it won't stop bleeding so it's awkward trying to make a card when you have a giant finger that's not in proportion with your other 9!! And earlier when I was cleaning my stamps and hit my finger off the sink and I thought I had broken it...I have a little tiny bruise there too so I think this will be it for today....the image is from My Grafico and coloue with copics, the papers are Crate papers, the flowers I ut with the sizzix and a little message. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky
- fancy edging

Dare U 2Digi - anything goes

Sketch Saturday
- fab sketch

Crafty Cardmakers - distressing


You Rock!!

Well I hope you like this one...I needed to get back on track with what I know so here's another one of the new Mangas which I coloured with my copics...spent ages on the hair trying to get that rocker/punk look, I have used 2 different papers(although hey look the same in the pic) whih were in my stash, and I stamped individual alphabet letters to make up the wording..and I smudged it a little...but what the heck a man will never notice!! I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Papertake - sketch

Stampin' for the Weekend - card for a male

Cute Card Thursday - Boyz to Men

Totally Papercrafts - stitching(mine is fake)


Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Sugar Bowl - challenge #35

It must be a day for not liking my cards...I love this new Manga but I'm rubbish at the recycling of stuff to put on the card....anyway I have still entered this in The Sugar Bowl challenge this week. The backing papers were in my stash along with the gems and the dot things(can't remember what you call them), the flower is cut from a sizzix die, the image is coloured with copics which has been layered onto a circle covered with tinfoil an also an old cd which I inked up with silver ink and embossed with black glitter embossing powder...phew!!



I'm not sure if I've went a bit overboard with the stickles but I thought it matched...Mandy sent me this adorable Tilda along with a bundle of others...thanks should what she does with hers...beautiful!! I had the papers in my stash, coloured Tilda with my copics and glittered the distressed edges with stickles to give it a magical look. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - sketch

Crafty Creations - magical

Paperplay - stamp or digi and bling

Crafty Cardmakers - distressing

Quixotic - babies/children


Furry Friends

I'm not sure if I like this one. The backing papers were in my stash and I thought they went well with this stamp however I decided to use the versamark and chalks for this image but I don't think they are bright enough...anyway added some glitter and a message.

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Furry Friends

Lexi's Creations - Animals

Allsorts challenge - Animals

House Mouse Monday Challenge - flower power(the image and papers have flowers)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A few Challenges

Hi all...on my days off now so before the housework begins I was desperate to use my new papers...these are Crate papers, which I distressed wih my new tool,the image is sweet Gretel and I have coloured her with copics and added flowers and ribbons and a little message. I have entered this card in a few challenges this morning.

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Anyone for Anya - lots of layers

Totally Gorjuss - in stitches(mine are fake)

Pollycraft - summer/sunny(I thought the colours in this one were summery)

Cupcake Craft Challenge - 3 papers, 3 ribbons, 3 flowers

Crafty Cardmakers
- distressing

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - birthday