Friday 31 January 2014

Caught Your Heart!

Here is a cute image from I Heart Digital Stamps and its the freebie for the January progressive challenge - join in with the challenge for the month and the following month you get the new image for free!

I've coloured the image primarily with Promarkers and used watercolour pencils for the background. All card layers are from my stash along with the ribbon. Nice and quick to put together!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From The Heart Digital Stamps: Monthly Progressive Challenge
Craftitude: I See Fluffly
Sweet Pea Stampers: Valentine / Love

Polkadoodle Challenge - Oriental

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and a great opportunity to showcase the brand new release - Dolly Daydream Goes East! I've made a quick card using one of the images, coloured with Promarkers and then used an X Cut die as a template.

The theme, if you're joining in, is anything goes, but we'd love to see your Oriental themed creations too - perfect for Chinese New Year!

The digi images are stunning and are wonderful to colour! And who wouldn't want such vibrant red hair!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity: Oriental
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Graph'it Markers: Different Coloured Hair
Totally Papercrafts: Clean and Simple
Craftng For All Seasons: Girly

Forgotten Funkies - Paper Blossom!

It's time for another Forgotten Funkies post where the Funky Hand Design Team go back to a forgotten download and showcase it! There are more examples on the team blog if you want a look for more inspiration and how to use this fab download!

The download that we are using is called Paper Blossom and its available for only £3.49 - you get papers, sentiments and lots more for your money! I've made three Mothers Day cards in the same style but using different papers from the download:

I've used a few Spellbinder dies and the letters are cut with a Cuttlebug alphabet die set. I've used a tissue hat from a Christmas cracker for the flower and the others are fancy papers from flower displays - I like to recycle!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons: Girly
Crafting With Dragonflies: Anything Goes Cards Only
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Cute or Sweet

Thursday 30 January 2014

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 57 - Christmas Happiness

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge! And the theme is:

Christmas Happiness

I'm very fortunate to be sponsored by Rick St Dennis and I've enjoyed colouring the image! I've used Promarkers to colour plus a little gold glitter here and there. The Pointsettas are some die cuts that I found in my Christmas drawers along with a Polkadoodle sentiment and some Funky Hand Silent Night papers.

The ribbon is from Lidl and the brad I found on the table! Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges

My Craft Spot: Polka dots
My Perfect Life: Christmas

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Girl Power!

Well, Girl Power is no bad thing especially when it comes to invaders of the space kind. And beating your brothers at their own game is just as good as getting your highest ever score.

Player One is available in the store along with the Invader Dots backing papers - both from the very fab Dr Digi!

I'd like to enter the following challenges

Allsorts: Vintage (space invader wallpaper!)
Fussy and Fancy: Vintage (space invader wallpaper!)

Sunday 26 January 2014

Simply Create Too Challenge - Valentines Day or Hearts

It's a new challenge over at Simply Create Too and the challenge theme for the fortnight is:

Valentines Day or Hearts

I've used a quick card kit from Cuddly Buddly - really easy to use - just print out the papers and add to the card blank as they are layered up ready to go!

I've used a fab image from Time For Tea Designs called Bubbles and coloured her with Promarkers plus some stickles. The little sentiment is also from Cuddly Buddly.

A great quick cardto make! Good luck with the Simply Create Too challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sentimental Sunday: Lovey Dovey
Hiding In My Craft Room: For A Loved One
Kraftin' Kimmie: Love Is In The Air
Card A Day: Valentines
Crafts and Me: Use A Heart

Saturday 25 January 2014

A Quick Male Card

Here is a little something to share with you - all the printed papers are offcuts and are from the Funky Hand Sleigh Ride download paper pack - so you see - Christmas papers can be used all year round!

I've used a Kraft card base and then added the papers, using recycled string and X Cut star die cuts along with a Sizzix tag die cut.

The sentiment I've handwritten and its all layered up with foam pads.  I don't like to throw away my offcuts and I'm glad I saved these!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge: For The Boys
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend: Happy Birthday
Totally Papercrafts: One For The Boys

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Will Miss Ewe

Now I must admit that I do have a soft spot for this particular digi - Flossy - as it is so easy to work with. Plus I can use all the woolly puns I can think of, including the one on this card!

And just perfect to make a leaving card! I've coloured Flossy with Promarkers and used some fence die cuts from my stash (dread to think how long I've had them!) plus die cut some grass with my Marianne Icicles die. Flossy actually moves via a little Papermaina spring thing.

The card was quite large as a lot of people needed to sign it!

I'd like to etner the following challenges:

Craft A Scene: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas: Move It
Animal Friends Challenge: Punches and Dies

Sunday 19 January 2014

Sew Sweet

Here is the second of the two new releases from Jellypark this fortnight - You Are Sew Sweet. I've made a little sewing pouch with the digi and used a prize we got from a cracker at Christmas!

I've printed on both sides of the card to make the little pouch. I've used a Spellbinders die to create the fancy frame and coloured the image with Promarkers. Ribbon is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Patties Creations: Stitching
QKR Stampeede: White and Blue

Saturday 18 January 2014

Girl With Bow

Here is the first of the two new releases this fortnight from Jellypark. This one is called Girl With Bow in her Hair. I've coloured her with Promarkers and then used a Spellbinder die to cut it out (I really do like this die!)

All the papers are from Funky Hand - Little Princess download and the sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly. And finally, the buttons and thread are from my stash - rather pleased to find some that exactly matched the papers! And for once, I selected the papers and coloured the image accordingly - makes things a lot easier!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Fairy Tale Challenge: Bows
Frosted Friday: Polkadots
Aud Sentiments: Any Sentiment
Moving Along With The Times: Girly Cards
Inky Impressions: Pink and Girly

Friday 17 January 2014

Jellypark Challenge - Buttons and Bows

Here I am with my second post of today and its for the new Jellypark challenge which runs for a fortnight and the theme is:

Buttons and Bows

I've used the fab Skateboard Oli stamp which is one of the Charity stamps - Jellypark's choosen charity for 2014 is Willow - their badge and link are in my left sidebar if you want any further information. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then used papers from Funky Hand - Boys Will Be Boys download.

The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly and the buttons and twine are all from my stash. Good luck with the challenge - I'll be back over the weekend to share the two new release stamps from Jellypark!

I'd like to enter the following challenges

Charisma Cardz: It's a Boy Thing
Seize The Birthday: Colouring
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterened Paper Challenge: Anything Goes
Creative Tando: Bold and Bright

Polkadoodle Challenge - Girly

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge! And the theme for the week is


We're all showcasing the brand new cd called Dolly Daydream Girl Talk which is fantastic! And if you're stuck for time and need to make a quick card then there are pre-coloured digi's included! And that's what I've used today:

I've simply printed the images directly onto the cardstock along with the sentiment. And all I've added is a doodled line around the edge and some half pearls - job done!

Good luck with the challenge and pop over to the blog to have a look at the other samples from the Design Team!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

As You Like It Challenges: Clean and Simple - I like the challenge of being able to print the image in the right place on the cardstock and that there is no real need for a lot of embellishments - let the image show!
Moving Along With The Times: Girly Cards
Natalie and Amy's Challenge: One For The Girls
Dazzling Diva: Birthday

Thursday 16 January 2014

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 56 - Poinsettias

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the first one of 2014!  The challenge theme is:


The challenge is sponsored by Robyns Fetish and the challenge winner will be able to choose 3 digis from the store!  I've used the Prissy Poinsettia image and printed it a few times so that I could decoupage it and then add to the front of a kraft bag.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and added red gems for the berries.  The backing paper is from Funky Hand - Silent Night download.

Good luck with the challenge - deadline for entries is 12noon GMT on Wednesday 29 January.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics:  Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Festive Foliage

Tuesday 14 January 2014


Here are a few of the finest Dr Digi images to furnish a retirement scene - coffee table, armchair (with drapery removed) and lamp.  Plus little references to the recipient.

The cd stacks and Ipod docking thing are my own creations.  Bit of a strange juxtaposition when you think about it!

I've coloured all the images with Promarkers - wallpaper is from Clare Curds The Big One stack which I rediscovered when looking for something else...... sentiment is computer generated and the other image I was asked to add for a personal touch.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Card Mania:  Anything Goes
Crafty Boots:  Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge:  Cards for Men
Dream Valley Challenges:  Boys / Men
Corrosive Challenges:  New Beginnings

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Happy Birthday

Mr Speaker is certainly giving it his all - to wish a lucky recipient a Happy Birthday!

You can get the stamp from the famous Dr Digi - who, is holding a Design Team call! See the post below for more details!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added a background from CraftsUPrint plus some bunting made from left over scraps.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Boots: Anything Goes
Lawnscaping: Birthday
Melonheadz: Birthday
The Crazy Challenge: Cards for Men
Craftng When We Can: Outside

Friday 3 January 2014

Dr Digi Design Team Call

The good Dr Digi is having a Design Team call as we need to add to the ranks

For more details on how to apply, pop over to the blog and have a look!  Good luck!

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes!

The Polkadoodle challenges have restarted following our Christmas and New Year break.  The theme of the challenge is Anything Goes and the DT have picked their favourite creation from 2013 to showcase.

I've gone all the way back to May 2013 to show you this, made with papers from the Fredericka cd that I've cut out and inked and the sentiment is from Cherryblossom Lane and I've also inked that too.

Hope you can join in with the challenge!