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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

House Full of Love

Sorry this photo seems a little pale, but the pinks and reds look great together. I have followed a sketch and a recipe of not more than 2 design papers.
The challenges I have entered are :-
Spoonful of Sugar challenge #119 - Lets get sketchy, Paola's sketch.
Tuesday Taggers - house/home
thanks for looking

Monday, 30 August 2010

Autumnal Charm

I have coloured this image from Squiggle Stamps with my promarkers and have followed a sketch by Debs at Passionate about Promarkers. I have added a small leaf charm to enhance the picture.

I have entered this into

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u r my sunshine

I have made this card with the theme 'u r my sunshine' and have followed the Spoonful of Sugar Recipe 3 flowers 2 buttons and 1 ribbon. I used a magnolia stamp and have her reaching out for the sun. Coloured of course with my promarkers. She is inspired by the song of the marigold fairy by c m barker.

I have entered it into the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #118 and also into the Tuesday Taggers Challenge - inspired by a poem.

thanks for looking


Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sparkling with love

I have used Daisy with snowflake from Squiggle Stamps as my image, she is so gorgeous, and they have got a whole lot of wonderful new stamps and digi images just in, including some more of the most excellent Miss Evie range (really contemporary with a few subtle traditional inclusions, just got to love her hair!!!)
I have used several ribbons and my woodware punch to make the winter flower and some puffy hearts and stars. I have coloured her in with my promarkers and added sparkle.

I am entering her into the Christmas Stampin Challenge #61 - Ribbons 2 or more

Thanks for looking


Sunday, 22 August 2010

Snow in August

This is a card made from dovecraft papers and a sugar nellie image. I have used my woodware punches for the layering under the circle stamp and I stamped the word snow with some wee alphabet stamps. I finished off with three tiny bows made from silver ribbon.
I am entering this card into the Winter Wonderland Challenge, which coincidentally this week is 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'
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Untrad Christmas wish

I have made this card using a beary image, with his little chrissy robin friend. I have stamped warm wishes and coloured with my promarkers as usual. I have punched out a large snowflake and some smaller flowers and also a very mini flake. glittered a few parts and added some sticky backed ribbon.
I am entering this card into
Just Cute Bears challenge #31 - pink and brown
Sunday Sketch and Stamp #35 - Emma's Sketch
thanks for looking

Glitter Gift Box

I have made this exploding box as a gift for my friend, the colours are predominantly pink, black, brown and white. The papers are designer Dovecraft, and I have covered the individual sections with buttons, bows, charms, ribbons, fibres and little words of love.

I am entering this into two challenges :-

Flutterby Wednesday #118 - Recipe 1pt Sparkle, 2pts Designer Paper, 3pts Buttons or Gems.

and also SimonSays Stamp Challenge - Make a Gift.

Extra pics below

thanks for looking


Saturday, 21 August 2010

Happy Beach Day

I have made this card using a Stampin' up image and have coloured it with my promarkers.This image reminds me of my wee manny although he would probably be sitting in the sea fully clothed not just crouching!

I am entering this card in the I love Promarkers Challenge #28 - the Sea Side
and also the Tuesday Taggers Challenge - Sea, Boats, Water

thanks for looking


Ellie fun

This is a 3" x 3" card/tag, the image is a diecut / decoupage from the daisy and dandelion range. I have used some kanban tartan card, and mounted the decoupage onto it, there is a little glitter on the snowflake and I have used coordinating fibres and ribbons for the ties.

I am entering this card in the Allsorts Challenge#66 - 3" miniature card
and the
Die cut Dreams challenge #61 - use a tag but not stamping at all.

thanks for looking


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Wintry Wishes

Love my Forever Friends stamps, even more so when they were a magazine front freebee. Coloured in with my Promarkers. I have layered up this card using some designer dovecraft papers from a couple of christmasses ago that I had relegated to the bottom of the pile. All this recent extra crafting for the blog challenges has seen me raking through everything. Its been great fun. Used a wee snowflake punch and a really large snowflake punch, glittered here and there and added my fave and very useful papermania gems.

Have entered this card into
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge #117 - Christmas in August
Passion for Promarkers wk 65 - Winter Blue Theme
and Sketch n Stash Challenge #42

Thanks for popping over and looking at my stuff.


Witchy Wishes

I have made this card with some bright and cheerful papers, I have added two different ribbons and a couple of flowers with yellow star buttons. I put the black pen into the holes on the buttons to make them look like eyes. I have used a squigglestamps image called witchy daisy and have coloured her with my promarkers.

I have decided to enter her into a couple of challenges as follows:-
Cupcake Craft Challenge #104 (A Recipe 2 papers. 2 Ribbons. 2 Flowers) as it is their 2nd Birthday. There is also a BlogCandy Cake Trail to follow!!
and Papertake Weekly Sketch #46

thanks for looking


Monday, 16 August 2010

Tag from the Heart

This little tag has been made using some great handmade paper with a gold chinese script on it. The die cut heart has lots of threads/fibres attached and a couple of green buttons (they have actually got a wee bit of a swirly marble effect on them but it doesn't show in the photo). The wee pengy is a docrafts image from the daisy and dandelion range (penelope and percy's little friend).
I have made this to enter the Winter Wonderland Tags challenge this week.

Thanks for looking


sunshine summer

My daughter Jas has made this card using a Sugar Nellie image and has coloured it with my Promarkers. She has layered using some recycled birthday cards and has added the silhouette image of happy birthday (never throws anything away, crafter in the making).
She would like to enter the Tuesday Taggers Challenge with this card and has asked to use my blog to do this as daddy will not let her have her own blog as she is only 11.

thanks for looking

Jas and Mum/Heidi xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010


I have made this card using my new Penny Black Stamp that I won in the 1st PennyBlack at Allsorts monthly challenge. So thank you all very much it has arrived safely and I had to make a card with it and enter it into your next challenge Glitter and Glitz.

I have used Papermania papers and have coloured the image with my promarker pens. I have added some foam butterflies and flowers (glittery of course) and have highlighted the image with my stickles glitter glue.

Here is the link for the Penny Black at Allsorts August Challenge

Thanks for looking


High Tea Yes Please!

Mmm Chocolate cake my favourite (and the rest of the families unfortunately) I have made this card using a Lili of the Valley image, coloured with my Promarkers. I have layered up with papers from Papermania Capsule collections. I have added some buttons, wee cupcakes and some glittery foam flowers. Just what every girly would like.

I have entered this card into the following challenges.
Friday Sketchers Challenge #115 - sketch by Aud
Teddy Stampers Challenge -#17 - Teddy bears picnic
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 96 - What are little girls made of?
Just cute bears challenge#30 - Buttons and flowers
Creative Friday #24 - Cupcake / muffin

I think this is the most I have ever entered in one hit, but they all seem to blend so nicely together.

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 14 August 2010

autumnal flyte

I have made this card using my Promarkers and some images that I have coloured with autumn in mind, not quite there yet hence some green leaves. The acetate has been stamped with leaf images using red and green stamp blocks and raffia has been added on the corners.

I have entered this card into the I love Promarkers Challenge #27 - Acetate
and also the
Cute Card Thursday challenge #125 - tree-mendous (tree or leaves)

many thanks for looking


Friday, 13 August 2010

Lazy Summer Days

I have stamped up a 'Stampin' Up' Image and coloured with my promarkers. I have layered up using papermania capsule collection papers, coredinations card and also some Butterfly embellishments, by Anitas and also Papermania.

I have entered this card into Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge #117
Sinon Says Stamp Challenge - There ain't no cure for the Summertime Blues

thanks for looking


Rock those Blues Away Man

This is a great fun card for any youngster, I have used a Sugar Nellie image and some funky paper on the tag.
I have entered into the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #95 - 'It's a mans world'
and also into
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Something Old (Glitter peel offs), Something New(Stamped image), Something Borrowed (Small hole punch from daughter) and Something Blue (Handmade paper).

thanks for looking.


Fragrant Flowers

I have made this card using some great little foam flowers from one of the pound shops. I have fixed them in place with some large pink brads and this adorable stamp of the little girl looking at her flower that she has picked and some purple mulberry paper.

I have entered this card into A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge #116 - 'Let's get sketchy'
This sketch has been compiled by Sonja, and it is excellent. I have really enjoyed following this plan.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 12 August 2010

Skeleton Surprise

This card I have made using some gorgeous orange card, which I have layered up with some papermania 'sunshine' papers. The embellishments have all been slightly distressed with a little inking around their edges.
Add a couple or more of peel offs and this is a perfect card for my son. It seems to be halloween all year in our house.

I am entering this into the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 71 - Snips and Snails and puppy dog tails ( ie make a boy card)

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

With love from Witchy Daisy

I have followed the recipe from Squiggle Stamps August Prize Challenge which is

3 pieces of patterned paper
3 flowers
3 brads
with an optional metal item.

I have used my new bright red flowers and finished them off with my yellow star brads to contrast. I have coloured Witchy Daisy with my Promarkers and although you can't tell by the picture I have used decoupage pads to raise her up a little.

I have entered her into the above challenge.
Thanks for the challenge!
and thanks for looking