Tuesday 29 October 2013

Dare You Enter?!

There is a definate chill in the air and now the clocks have gone back an hour, its almost permanently dark; it is getting closer to the witching hour!

So with that in mind I've made a door hanger with the current Dr Digi freebie Crossbones. Not sure which of the boys' bedroom doors to hang it on as they are both as bad as each other....

I've coloured the digi with Promarkers, cut it out and added it to the black card background. I've then randomly cut into the black background then used some silver ink I found around the edges. The letters are cut with my Sizzix Girls are Weird dies.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

2 Creative Chicks: Halloween
Digi Galore: Halloween
Ladybug Crafts: Halloween and Use Die Cuts
Craft Your Passions: Halloween
Love To Create: Halloween
Whoopsi Daisy: Halloween

Monday 28 October 2013

Fetch A Sketch Challenge 62

Time for another Fetch A Sketch challenge! And a nice easy sketch for the fortnight

The challenge is sponsored by the fab Scribbles Designs - if you've not heard of them, pop over to the store as there are some amazing digi's!

I've used Spring Rain Flowers digi for my card, printed it out a few times, coloured with Promarkers and layered it up for a more 3d effect.

I've also added half pearls to the image and also on the kraft card blank, plus a little doodling of my own! Hope you can join in with the challenge! For more details, pop over to Fetch A Sketch.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Just Us Girls: Photo Inspiration
Brown Sugar: Aumumn
Card Crafter Circle: Autumn Splendor
Fairy Tale Challenges: Red, Orange and Yellow
Keep It Simple: Be Inspired - the image itself inspired me as I knew exactly what I was going to make as soon as I saw it!
QKR Stampede: Seing Orange

Saturday 26 October 2013


Each month there is a progressive stamp challenge at I Heart Stamps - join in and the next image is emailed free, and with it being a monthly challenge, it gives me enough time to join in!

The digi stamp for this month is Harvest Medley and I've printed it directly onto some lovely white linen effect cardstock from Papermill Direct and then used the same for the card blank.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then cut out the panels and added them to the card with foam pads so they stand out a little.  And to finish, I've added a dotted line around the edge of the card with a gold gel pen.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

I Heart Sketches:  Monthly Progressive Challenge
Card Crafters Circle:  Autumn Splendor
365 Day Cards:  Day 296 Harvest
City Crafter Challenge:  Pumpkin Patch
Twist of Faith:  Harvest

Simply Create Too Challenge 49 - Bingo

Time for a new Simply Create Too challenge and its bingo time!  The bingo card is on the challenge blog and you simply choose a vertical line and add all the elements listed in your creation!

I used the line 'O' and used yellow, twine, sewing, button and stripes.  The flowers and button are from my stash along with the embroidery thread (substituted for twine!)  I've added a faux stitch around the edge of the card with a fine liner black pen.

The papers are from Cosmo Cricket - Mr Campy which I've had in my overflowing box of offcuts for some time!  Good luck with the Simply Create Too challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar:  Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty:  Buttons and Bows

Thursday 24 October 2013

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 53 - Pinktober!

There is a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:


It must be Christmas or Festive and also pink!  The challenge is sponsored by the fab Jellypark and two single images are the prize for one lucky entrant!

I'm lucky enough to be on the Jellypark Design Team so I got to play with this cute image - Xmas Fairy and I've coloured her with Promarkers and stickles (quite a lot of stickles if I'm honest!) and then layered her onto a Memory Box die cut.

I've dotted a line with a pink gel pen around the edges and added a double ribbon at the top of the card.  Rather pleased how the card turned out!

Don't forget to enter the Crimbo Crackers challenge - all the details are on the blog - good luck!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges:  Winged Things
My Heart Pieces:  Anything Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays:  Glitter
OOhh La La Creations:  Things With Wings
Crafting When We Can:  Make It Sparkle

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Keepin' Up

Fiona has a case of Deli Belly.  And to maximise her social media time, she's taken her lap top with her whilst she sits on the throne.

Let's hope that is a can of air freshener and not WD40.  Airfresh Fiona is available to buy in the store!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
CAS On Sunday: Get Well Soon

Sunday 20 October 2013

Meet Bot!

It's my turn to post some inspiration over on the Get Funky blog and hopefully you will be!  We've had another rather busy weekend - Jacob was playing football yesterday - they lost 7-3 - but Jacob saved loads of would-be goals so not too bad; Samuel was karting all weekend and today was race day.  Once the track dried out properly he was really on the pace and set the fastest Honda lap in the third heat and also in the Final.

He won the Honda Cadet class and came away with another trophy (fairly large!) plus valuable Championship points - which, incidently, he now curretly leads!  With one more round to go in November, we are hoping he can pull it off! So with this win, its his 26th trophy in total, and his 14th of this year!

I've used the new digi stamp called Bot - Fire Away and teamed him with left over papers from Sleigh Ride download.  Bot is really easy to colour especially if you're not keen on digi stamps - I've used Promarkers.  I've also used some star die cuts to use up some of the titchy bits of paper (I hate to throw any bits away!)

To finish off, I've added a faux stitched line and a bit of inking!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Hiding In My Craft Room:  Colour It

Creative Corner:  Let's Go Crazy

Friday 18 October 2013

Jellypark Challenge - Pinktober!

It's either feast or famine with me and my blog at the moment - I don't blog for a few days and then all of a sudden there are 3 posts in one day! I've got a lot going on at the moment with not a lot of spare time. Some of it is good stuff, but some not so good and the not so good stuff is taking a toll and I've been unwell recently.

Anyway, the new Jellypark Challenge is up and the theme for the fortnight is:


In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I was asked a while ago to make a pink and sparkly card for one of my work colleagues as her Granddaughter was turning one, so here it is! I've used the Cute Fairy With Wand digi stamp from the store (only £1.25!), coloured her up with Promarkers and stickles and then added her to the white linen card with a wobbler.

I've also added liquid pearls and some tiny pink half pearls too. The lettering is all cut with a Sizzix alphabet - Girls are Weird and I've used some glitter card that I've had for a long long time! Ribbon is also from my stash and I think I've had that even longer!

To give the card more stability, I double up with the card stock and then added a line of liquid pearl dots around the edge to finish it off.

Good luck with the Jellypark challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes With Ribbon
Addicted to Stamps: Use Markers
Crafters Cafe: Cute
Emerald Faeries: Sparkle
Live and Love Crafts: Think Pink

Polkadoodle Challenge Week 42 - Christmas Is Coming

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme for the week is:

Christmas Is Coming

And here is my card! It's another one ticked off the list of orders and then I need to think about the ones I'm going to send...... Probably will be rather quick and simple to make as the list is rather long!! Apologies for the naff photo but I've not been seeing much daylight these days.

All the papers are from A Home For Christmas cd and I've made the multi-fold card myself so it stands quite long (if you see what I mean!) I've added ribbons from my stash and also Marianne Die snowflakes (added half pearls too). The die cut on the blue parcel is part of a Memory Box die cut. The sentiment tag is also from the same cd. It does all fold flat (well, almost flat!) so its easy to post.

Good luck with the Polkadoodle challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges

CRAFT: Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies: Christmas in October
Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes With Ribbon
Paper Pretties: Lots of Embellishments
Simon Says Stamp: Christmas / Winter
Crafting Musketeers: Christmas In October

Forgotten Funkies - Shabby Saturday

There are a lot of Forgotten Funky downloads so Anice has decided to have a special post once a month and will challenge the Design Team to use that particular download to create something! And this month, to kick it all off, its the turn of Shabby Saturday!

It was my Mum's Birthday a few weeks ago and I made her this card using the Shabby Saturday download - the large letters are included along with papers and a sentiment page too! All beautifullly co-ordinated! The download is only £3.49 and you get a lot for the price!

I've used some lovely white linen effect card from The Papermill Shop Direct, cut out the large alphabet letters, added some stripy paper (stripy is always good!) plus the sentiment tile and found some matching embroidery thread in my stash.

I've used tiny foam pads to raise the letters and sentiment from the page - I bought around 50,000 of the foam pads some time ago in the Poundshop - it was two for a pound and I didn't realise how many of the foam pads there were on a sheet of A4..... so I've got quite a few to use up!

For more inspiration and to see how the rest of the Design Team have used Shabby Saturday, pop over to Get Funky!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Milk Coffee Challenge: Spots and Dots
Crafting By Designs: Anything Goes
Fab n Funky: Spots and Stripes
The Stamping Chef: Spots and Stripes
Going Grey With Scrap Creations: Cut It Out

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Crank Up The Heating

Ah, Walter is enjoying the peace and quiet and the fact that the boiler is now working properly. To ensure that he gets the best deal he can before the gas prices are hiked this side of Christmas, he's turned the heating all the way up to 11.

You too can buy your very own Weekend Walter from Dr Digi before the gas runs out! I've enlarged the digi with no loss of quality and then coloured with Promarkers and glossy accents for the glasses.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Digi Makeover: Clean and Simple
Challenges 4 Everyone: Anything Goes
Pile It On: Humour

Monday 14 October 2013

Fetch A Sketch Challenge 61

There is a new challenge at Fetch A Sketch and here is the sketch for the fortnight:

And here is my sample:

I've used a cute Jellypark topper from CraftsUPrint and I've printed it onto a sort of watercolour card for a different effect. The papers are Sugar and Spice from Dovecraft and I've added a fancy X Cut die cut behind the image. Embroidery thread and flowers are from my stash along with the tiny half pearls. A bit of stickles have been added to the bunting. And that's it!

Good luck with the challenge - for more details, pop over to Fetch A Sketch!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Lawnscaping: Patterned Paper
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner: Fall Colours
Whoopsi Daisy: Spots and Dots
Crafting When We Can: Make It Sparkle
Glitter and Sparkle: Add Some Orange

Thursday 10 October 2013

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 52 - Christmas Birds

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

Christmas Birds

Robyn's Fetish is generously sponsoring this challenge and the winner will get to choose 3 images of their choice from the store! Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

I've been lucky enough to have a play with one of the digi stamps and I've been joined by three of Robyn's Fetish Design Team!  Pop over to Crimbo Crackers to see their wonderful creations!  We've all used the Gilded Christmas Dove (which is on sale too!) available from the store.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then cut it out, layered it onto a Memory Box die cut and I've used the same cardstock too - white linen.  And to finish it off, I've dotted a line of liquid pearls around the edges!

Good luck with the challenge - for more details, pop over to Crimbo Crackers

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz:  Animals
Merry Mondays:  Christmas Birds

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Birthday Dishes!

You know when things are not going your way, when on your Birthday, you not only get to eat cake, but to wash up after it......

Poor Dishcloth Dave.  He knows his place!

Dishcloth Dave is available to buy from the Dr Digi store along with the Coffee Table.  I've coloured Dave and the Coffee Table with Promarkers and printed the sentiment on the PC.  Background is from a paint catalogue - I've had to be clever with placing items to cover up the name of the paint used!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

C is for Challenge:  Boys / Men
Addicted to Stamps:  Create a Scene
Pan Pastels:  Water
A Gem of a Challenge:  Let's Hear It For The Boys
Totally Papercrafts:  Add Humour

Friday 4 October 2013

Jellypark Challenge - Anything Goes!

There is a new Jellypark Challenge and its an easy theme for the fortnight:

Anything Goes

I made this card a while ago for one of Jacob's football friends - the football strip is Junior Gardeners and I've included the little Darwen tower emblem!  The image is the footballer digital stamp and I've coloured him with Promarkers.  I've made the bunting and wrote the letters with a white gel pen.  Football pitches are from a Funky Hand cd along with the backing papers.

There are two fab new release images too which I should be blogging over the weekend as I've only got a football match to attend instead of a full weekend of football and karting!

We are having a Design Team call too and who can resist the wonderful Jellypark images?!  We're a friendly bunch but we need to add to our numbers - for more details pop over to Jellypark to have a look at the requirements.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Moving Along With The Times:  Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey:  For The Boys
Penny's Paper Crafty:  Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge:  For the Men
Stamp n Doodle:  Boys and Their Toys

Polkadoodle Challenge 40 - Autumn

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge!  And the theme for the week is appropriate to the time of year:


I made a little scene with a tiny canvas and I've used one of the main pre-coloured images from Bonbon Belles along with some toadstools from Sundae of Seasons.  I coloured the canvas with Promarkers before I added all the elements

I printed the toadstool sheet to a quarter of the normal size so that they would be small enough for the scene.  The bunting is made with two cocktail sticks and I coloured some offcuts of card with Promarkers to match.  I've added some stickles here and there and liquid pearls on the toadstools.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks:  Fall / Autumn
Shellys Images:  Photo Inspiration
Crafty Creations:  Winged Things
Flutterby Wednesdays:  Winged Things

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Biffo The Clown

Biffo is rather sad. Although he is an Auguste clown he's just not up to playing the fool and messing around. He's just been told that world wide stocks of modelling balloons is running dangerously low and that whilst production is at full capacity, it may be some time before deliveries can be fulfilled.

Biffo is available to buy from the Dr Digi store.

I've used vintage images of circus posters that I found on the internet for my background and then drew the pavement and wall onto a scrap of kraft card. Biffo has been coloured with Promarkers and I've added glossy accents to the blue animal he's fashioned from balloons.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
C is for Challenge: Boys and Men
Cards for Men: Myth and Magic (clowns perform magic!)
Paper Playtime: Red, Yellow and Blue