Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Tangled Tinsel

There really is nothing worse than getting your tinsel in a tangle. Well, apart from the fairy lights having a loose connection. And not leaving a mince pie out for the big fella.

Be prepared for the festive season with a side splitting selection of Christmas quips by going to the Dr Digi store and purchasing Christmas Sentiments Sheet 01 - and all 14 sentiments can be yours!

Sentiment has been printed directly on to the card stock, made the bottom fancy and added stickles around the edges.  Half pearls from my stash along with the tiny tinsel and very glittery snowflake - which along with the tinsel are left over tree decoration January sale bargains from a number of years ago!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Quirky Crafts:  Christmas In July
Crafty Calendar:  Christmas In July
Crafty Hazelnut:  Christmas - Include a Sentiment
Christmas Stampin' All Year:  Snow or Glitter
Kitty Bee Designs:  Christmas In July

Monday, 6 July 2015


I bought a bargain pack of Lily of the Valley pre coloured images a while ago via the ebay store and as usual, I just put them away and forget about them. However, I've been asked to make 5 boy age 6 cards and 5 girl age 6 cards.

So, I decided to have a sort though my stash to see what I had and came across this cute image - pre coloured so great on saving time!

I've used a kraft card blank then papers from my stash (I have a feeling these are from Polkadoodles and are from a Christmas cd!) added extra kraft layering (from a Graze box packaging) and used my X Cut die to create the stars.

The sentiment is from Funky Hand - Your Special Day acrylic stamp set (only £1!)  The number 6 is a Sizzix die and I've glued two together for extra depth.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday:  Sketch followed
Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
QKR Stampede:  For A Child
That's Crafty:  Wish Upon A Star
Crafty Time Challenges:  Punches or Dies

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Patriotic Treat Jar

This is one of 4 jars I decorated for the boys' school forthcoming Summer Fair - the brief was to fill a jar with treats and decorate!  I managed to use scraps from my stash - the red and blue papers are from a Funky Hand cd and I've used my X Cut die to make the stars.

And of course, the jar is recycled (dare I say that I found it in the kitchen cupboard with an expiry date of August 2010......)

Some of the stars have been directly stuck onto the jar with glossy accents and others have been added with foam pads for extra depth.  Ribbon was a recent purchase from ebay - a little treat for myself!

These are nice and quick to make - filled with jelly beans (the ones from Lidl as they are only 99p for a big bag and are just as good as the real thing!) plus a treat bag of haribo's to stop everything from jiggling around.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge:  Red, White and Blue
Brown Sugar:  Red, White and Blue
Crafts 4 Eternity:  Red, White and Blue
Frosted Designs:  Red, White and Blue plus Old (the jar - it was dated 2010 in my cupboard!) and New (the ribbon was a recent purchase)
That's Crafty:  Wish Upon A Star

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 84 - Pastels

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:


As the challenge is all about Christmas, here is my rather cute sample:

The image I've used is from Fitztown and I've coloured it with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue.  Spellbinder dies for the frames and a wooden white snowflake from my stash along with some half pearls.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Art Impressions Stamps:  Create with Christmas
In The Pink:  Shabby Chic / Vintage
Inky Impressions:  Pink and Girly
Creative Card Crew:  Clean and Simple

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Sometimes you just need a Cuddly Critter to get the message across! Elephant from Dr Digi was perfect for the job in hand (along with some artistic licence!) - to wish a well liked work colleague good luck as she leaves for pastures new.

Image has been coloured with Promarkers plus glossy accents on the eyes.  I hand wrote and drew the banner using kebab sticks to hold it up.  A Clearly Besotted grass die was also used after I coloured scraps of card with Promarkers.

Sky was created using Aquamarkers and I've used a Memory Box die for the clouds.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers:  Sentiment
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge:  Anything Goes
Come and Get It:  Cute Cards

Monday, 29 June 2015

Just Hello

A real cute stamp this month - the stamp Prickles Says Hello is From The Heart Digi Stamps and is the June progressive challenge freebie.

I've coloured it with Promarkers and lightly inked the background.  All papers are scraps from my stash with a little clever joining and ribbon adding!  Charm is also from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From The Heart Stamps:  Monthly Progressive Challenge
Come And Get It:  Cute Cards
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Pom Poms and Pillow Boxes

For something a little different - Pom Poms and Pillow Boxes!  I've made a pillow box with papers from Now That's Funky - Funky Diva papers and for the first time ever, I got the scores in the right place and the ends simply snapped shut!

I've added a little opener as well to each side by using a little circle die cut - you just can't see it on the photo.  And for added glam I made some pom poms - not made these since I was a kid and was great fun - the boys were in awe!

Made the pom pom templates with off cuts of card, used my Nesties and then wound the wool and embroidery thread around them.  The wool was a perfect match - £1 for a big ball in the poundshop!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

ATW Challenge:  Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks:  Anything Goes - No Cards

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Quacking Birthday

Sometimes you need a great bright card to wish someone a Happy Birthday plus a Dr Digi image of course!  Scaredy Duck is one image to use and it's available in the store!

I've used Promarkers to colour the image plus a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the 'water', Memory Box die for the clouds and a Clearly Besotted grass die.  Sign is handmade and handwritten.  All papers were scraps!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Love To Scrap:  Anything Goes
Melonheadz:  Summer Fun
Ooh-La-La Challenges:  Happy Birthday
The Paper Girls:  Happy Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge:  Summer Fun

Monday, 22 June 2015

Special Teacher

A quick random selection of papers from Funky Hand -  Now That's Funky - Sweetie Pie collection.  I've printed some of the papers as A5 and also used some of the sentiment backers plus a sprinkling of co-ordinating card candy.  Dies are X Cut and I've mixed up the sizes.

Nice and simple and rather practical!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

All Crafts:  Anything Goes But No Cards
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Anything Goes
That Craft Place:  Layers

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 83 - Vintage

There is a new Crimbo Crackers challenge that started today - the theme for the fortnight is:


I've used a cute Lily of The Valley pre coloured image and added a little dash of glitter plus edged the image with it.  The die cut frame is a Spellbinder die and I found some deep red card in my stash that matched the Dovecraft 'Noel' 4.5 x 6.5 papers.

Charm and ribbon are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  L is for Lyrics - Jingle Bells - the bit where it goes 'dashing through the snow, on a one horse sleigh'
Everybody Art Challenge:  Snowflakes in Summer
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge:  Frame It
Card Mania:  Use A Metal Embellishment
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes As Long As Its Christmas