Sunday, 25 September 2011

A Few Challenges

 This first card is made using the extremely cute Dougal from Sugar Nellie.  I've coloured him with Promarkers and teamed him with some Dovecraft Sugar and Spice paper (the brown one) and some First Edition Up, Up & Away papers.  With just a simple sentiment and some rafia to finish.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
*Mojo Monday - The fab sketch I followed
*One Stitch at a Time - Favourites (the First Edition Up, Up & Away paper, Promarkers and circle/scalloped circle nesties)
*Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
*Anything Goes - Anything Goes
*Hanna and Friends - Anything Goes
*Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts
*Here Come the Boys - Bingo (Rafia, Cute Image, 2 Squares)
And my next card was a last minute order for a friend: 5oth Birthday with a caravan theme.  The caravan is a picture from the web, decoupaged, with papers from stash, which I think came from Clare

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
*Creative Inspirations - Let's Celebrate
*The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Hope you've had a good weekend, folks.  We've had a lovely weekend: Loch Katrine yesterday and Peebles today.  Absolutely stunning scenery in both places.  Today, we were checking out the mountain biking place at Glen Tress, so hopefully we'll get there next weekend.

Take care!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Another Sugar Bowl Entry

Wow, don't tell anyone, but I think I might be getting my act together again with this blogging lark!  I'm trying to blog more regularly and enter more challenges again, just need to manage my time more effectively and hope that life doesn't get in the way again!  And I'm entering the Sugar Bowl again.

Anyway, this is the beautiful Simply Sassy City Girl.  I LOVE her hair and her dress sense, although I wouldn't have the bottle to wear those boots!  I've coloured her with Promarkers and been a bit more daring with the hair (using Ivory for the light bits) and I'm really pleased with the result.  Must be more daring more often.....maybe I should get those boots after all, huh?!!  The papers are a mix of Memory Box Spearmint and First Edition Up, Up & Away - using up my scraps.  I've also cut a scalloped bit of mulberry paper I've had for ages and pleated some scrap ribbon.

I think I'm becoming addicted to these Sassys, thanks to Elaine (yep, I'm blaming you AGAIN!!) sending some images to me a while ago.... and the new release......I need to sell some crafty stuff to pay for my addiction, methinks!!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Little Pom Pom

Good morning peeps.  I'm just sneeking a bit of blogging time before collecting Euan from nursery as I've been so good with the housework!

So, this is little Pom Pom from LOTV - cute, isn't she?  Thanks, Clare, for letting me stamp her a few weeks ago.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and a few different kinds of Stickles (Stardust and Silver, I think).

The papers are my beautiful First Edition Summer Bloom ones - they're so nice, and Pom Pom is so cute that the layout is really simple, with just a bit of matting and a little bow.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
*Top Tip Tuesday - One for the Kids
*Anything Goes - Anything Goes at Anything Goes!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 16 - Buttons

Well, I REALLY can't believe that we are on challenge 16 over at Dream Valley already....where on earth is time going to?

This challenge is "Buttons" and we are sponsored by Digis With Attitude.

For this challenge, I have used my new Peek a Boo from Funkykits.  Isn't she adorable?  And she looks just like Lily, who gave this card to her daddy and orange is her favourite colour!  And, as LIly is as cute as a button, it was fitting that I included buttons as the flower centres and as embellishments!!

As it is all orangey, I think I could enter some autumn challenges, so:
Crafty Purple Frog - Fall into Fall
Craft us Crazy - Goodbye to Summer
Heidis Hobbystuggo - Fall Colours
Delicious Doodles - Cute as a Button
Digi Doodle Shop - Autumn Colours

Have a fantastic Sunday and happy crafting!

Friday, 16 September 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 67

I've finally had time to join in with the Sugar Bowl challenge.  It's a fab sketch and I just HAD to play with my gorgeous new fairy, Hello Little Friend.  I adore this stamp!  This is my first attempt at colouring her, using Promarkers (and, of course, Stardust Stickles), and I'm actually quite chuffed with it.  Can't wait to colour another one up in a diferent colour combo!

I've used First Edition Up, Up and Away papers, with stars and flowers punched from scraps.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch and "Use Your Scraps"
PaperPlay Challenges - Punches and Dies (2nd entry)
Papertake Weekly - Things with Wings
CES - Make it Magical or Spooky (magical!)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

My First Christmas Card

Thanks to my wonderful friend, Susan, I have finally made a start on my Christmas cards!

Susan gave me this gorgeously cute Furry Friends for my birthday and it is a dream to colour.  I've coloured this one with Promarkers and Stardust Stickles.  The papers are Memory Box Spearmint (thanks Elaine x) and I've deliberately kept the layout simple to show off the image, so just my scallop nesties and some punched snowflakes to finish.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

PaperPlay Challenges - Punches and Dies
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 15 - Photo Inspiration

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley and this fortnight, our challenge is a photo inspiration using the following picture:
It's beautiful, isn't it?  Looks summery, or maybe wedding-like and the colours are gorgeous.  So, this fortnight, we are lucky enough to be sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts AND Sassy Studio Designs.  The team were very kindly given a few images to play with and I decided that Sock Hop Sweetie 2 would be cool with the papers I had in mind.

Some flowers, leaves and ribbon from my stash and I even found a music charm to complete it!

I also had a play with Pirate Penny and even distressed the papers and image (OMG I don't know what came over me!!).  My colouring of this image is sooooo inferior compared to my teamies, but I DID have fun with it AND stepped out of my comfort zone to have another go at distressing! 

Happy crafting....I'm looking forward to seeing your Dream Valley projects using the photo as inspiration!