Thursday, 24 April 2014

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 63 - Jingle Bells

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge! The theme for the fortnight is Jingle Bells and the sponsor is Funky Hand! I've made a word book using the Christmas Tree wordbook download. I simply printed off the pages I wanted, cut them out and then layered them up. The smaller letters are die cuts using left overs from a previous project using the same papers.

I've added a Sizzix tag die cut and handwrote the sentiment. Bells and ribbon are from my stash. Oh, and lots of glitter glue too (I have lots of different colours so good exuse to use some!)

Good luck with the challenge - don't forget it is a Christmas only challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges

Christmas at Sweet Stamping: Glitter, Glitter Everywhere
Crafters Cafe: Glitter
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra: Anything Goes Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge: Inspired By A Christmas Song (Jingle Bells)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Sometimes the new is better than the old, but in this case, old (or rather classic) is much better. And I do think that blue is such a timeless colour. Buy your very own VeeDub for the retro price of 50p in the Dr Digi Store - go on - treat yourself!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added it over the sentiment I printed on the computer and then layered it up with papers from the Button Babies download from Funky Hand. I added fake tiny brads with a black pen and glossy accents. The black elastic was from a clothes tag.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Come And Get It Challenges: Where The Boys Are
Dragonfly Dreams: For The Boys
Crafty Catz: B is For (Blue, Beetle)
The Stamping Boutique: Birthday
Time Out Challenges: Birthday

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Gift Bag

Just after Christmas I bought a job lot of white takeaway bags from ebay (I think I got 50) so I have a few to get through. So as the current From The Heart Stamps Sketch challenge had a twist not to make a card, I decided to use one of the bags.

I already had the image coloured from when I found some time on my hands (wish it would happen more often) - its called Mixed Bouquet and I've coloured it with Promarkers. To be honest, its a good job I used it on this bag as I printed the image rather large!

I've used some lilac card from my stash along with papers from Funky Hand - Dreams Come True cd (and if you're quick there is a 50% off sale - so the cd is now only £3.50!!!) I've added some faux stitching and a button from my stash along with embroidery thread bow.

I'd like to enter the following challenges

From The Heart Stamps: Sketch AND Twist followed!
Digi Galore: Flowers
Hiding In My Craft Room: Flowers
Delightful Sketches: Bloom

Friday, 18 April 2014

Polkadoodle Challenge - Easter

It's time for the start of a new Polkadoodle challenge - the challenges now run for 2 weeks which gives everyone plenty of time to join in! The theme for the fortnight is: Easter.

I've made these cute little baskets with papers from the Fredericka cd. I printed onto card and then made a simple template, used double sided tape to secure the flaps and then added the cut off of card for the handle.

I've added die cut letters and added stickles over the top. The little sentiment was from the chocolate packaging and I decided to add it! A card cello bag and some organza ribbon and the baskets are complete!

I did add some shredded tissue paper inside the baskets, but the chocolate was a bit too heavy so its rather squashed at the bottom! Good luck with the Polkadoodles challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes With Ribbon
Milk Coffee Challenge: Easter
Decorate To Celebrate: Easter Baskets
Feeling Crafty: Anything For A Child

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Personally speaking, a good bottle of white and a nice unsharable (apart from the Turkish Delight fillings) box of chocs would be a good choice for a Birthday gift. But then again sometimes life deals you a lemon. A Citroen 2CV is one of those days but in car form.

I've, once again used a cut off from making a square card (plus another of those rather skinny envelopes is a perfect size). Coloured the image with Promarkers, added some off cuts of card and used a Studio G letter stamp for the sentiment.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Crafting Cafe: One For The Boys
The East Wind Challenge: Humour

Sunday, 13 April 2014


And here is another one from the productive day yesterday! I've had another productive day (although could have done more) and coloured more images ready to turn into cards. This one uses a Tiddly Inks image from a set called For The Birds.

I've got some odd shaped envelopes that kinda need using instead of making the normal square or A6 that I usually use; they are really thin and tall, so the offcuts of card from making a square card are perfect to use and so was this image! I've coloured it with Promarkers and then handwrote the letters.

I also found a strip of printed card in my stash which was perfect colour wise so that got added and because the card blank strip was not long enough, I hung the image over the edge. Bakers twine is from Funky Hand and the cupcake charm is from a rather large batch of charms I bought from ebay over Christmas.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks: Celebrate Spring (can't remember the last time I entered a Tiddly challenge!)
Hiding In My Craft Room: Super Scraps
Open Minded Challenges: Pastels
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: For A Friend

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Birthday Chick

Here I am again! I've had a productive craft day today - husband and Samuel were out karting today, using the older engines and trying out some different 'things' to give Samuel more speed. He had a race last weekend and did pretty well despite the grid being huge and he not being used to so many on the track at the same time; he's got a race next weekend and then for the next 6 weekends...... and not all within the North West either. So, its just been me and Jacob today. He's been playing on the pc or wii or watching tv (well, it is the Easter holidays!) and I've been crafting.

Usually, I colour my images and then they sit around sometimes for weeks or months waiting to be made into something. However today, I've coloured and made cards as I've gone along. I've still got a few other projects on the go so been progressing them too - waiting for glue to dry etc.

Anyway, here is a fab From The Heart Stamps image - Birthday Chicks which I've coloured with Promarkers plus a little bit of stickles (I coloured this whilst half watching an old episode of Fraiser!)

Used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on some offcuts of card (same as cardblank) plus bakers twine, ribbon and some half pearls. Plus a bit of stickles. Another card ticked off the card order list!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From The Heart Stamps: Sketch followed
Crafty Calendar: Things With Wings
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Animals

Jellypark Challenge - Easter

Ok, I'm a day late with this one, but better late than never! Just totally forgot that it was the new Jellypark challenge this week, probably because I made the little pouches ages ago and I gave them my brother a few weeks ago for my two neices - out of sight, out of mind!

Anyway, I made two Easter pouches with Papermill card, cut a scalloped circle with a Spellbinder die and then used the cute Easter Bunny digi, coloured them with Promarkers and added some stickles.

The ribbon is from my stash, and that's it! Good luck with the Jellypark challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges: Get Your Egg On
Di's Digi Designs: Easter
Open Minded Challenges: Easter
Alphabet Challenge: E for Easter
Cut It Up: Easter

Friday, 11 April 2014

Simply Create Too Challenge - No Digis or Stamped Images

It's time for a new Simply Create Too challenge and the theme is No Digis or Stamped Images so, I made a word book! I've used the Retro Fun Wordbook download from Funky Hand, selected the letters I wanted and away I went!

I also used a Sizzix alphabet - Girls are Weird to cut the small letters plus lots of stickles and some ribbon from my stash which was a perfect match! Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Stripes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey: For A Special Lady
Southern Girls: Earn Your Stripes

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 62 - Make A Scene

Time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge! And the theme this fortnight is Make A Scene. I'm sponsored by Robyns Fetish and here is my creation:

I've used the Christmas Cottage digi, coloured it with Promarkers and then made a snowglobe with a Spellbinder circle die, freehand cutting (for the stand) and acetate. I've also added stickles to the cottage for a bit of sparkle and then stuck it to the acetate with glossy accents around the edges and where the 'snow' is so that it doesn't show up.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Tip Top Tuesday: Cute
Tuesday Throwdown: Include The Elements
Craft Your Passion: No Designer Paper