Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 153 sponsored by Jessica

Its Tuesday and time for another sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches.
This week we are sponsored by Jessica who is one of our DT,
 she has put together this lovely prize package for our winner!
 {Personally I'd quite like the sewing machine paper for myself!!}


Here's this weeks sketch designed by Dawn.


And he's my take on the sketch.
It's not often I "blow my own trumpet" but I have to say I'm rather pleased with her!
Usually I find White on White challenges so difficult but this time as soon as 
I found the butterfly vellum it sort of all came together!


Today's other challenges are:

Cute Card Thursday ~ Winged Thing's.
Truly Scrumptious ~ All Creature's Great & Small.
Hooked on Crafts ~ Hearts.
Everybody Art ~ Monochrome.

Ingredients:

Vellum ~ Papermania.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Stamp ~ Sweet Pea Stamps.
Brads ~ Wild Orchid Crafts. 
Pin's ~ Jenni Bowlin.
Die's & Punches ~ Martha Stewart, Spellbinder's & Tonic Studio.
Gem's ~ Anita's.
Coloured with Copic's. 

Monday, 27 February 2012

Happy Birthday Di.

Well it's not until next week but I know she doesn't read my blog.
 {I don't even think she know I have one at that!!}

Di is my Zumba buddy and is about to celebrate the big 50!!
She's not at all worried about it........NOT!
Anyway her favourite colour is lilac so this one is spot on for her.
The Rose's are the same colour as the card but I have no idea why they have come out bluish!


Today's card is for challenges at:

Lili's Little Fairies ~ Afternoon Tea,
My Time to Craft ~ Bring on the Cake.
Totally Gorjuss ~ Yummy.
Sketch & Stash ~ Sketch #82
Addicted to Stamps ~ Birthday with Spot's.
Kaboodle Doodle ~ Shade's of Purple.
Cards und More ~ Glitter & Sparkle.
Raise the Bar ~ Purple, Green & Yellow.
Stamptacular ~ Purple & Yellow
{OK so there's not much green on the card but it is there!!}

Ingredients:

Stamp ~ LOTV.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Punch ~ Matha Stewart.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Number's ~ Cosmo Cricket.
Ribbon & Pin's from stash.
Coloured with Copic Pen.
Stickles.
"Dusty Concord" Distress Ink.

A Crafty Weekend.

How do you fancy getting away for the weekend?



Amy has organized a couple of wonderful weekends and a mid-week break at a fantastic location in Shropshire. You can find all the details here at


There are a few places left for both Weekend Groups and the Midweek Group too!
Its great value for money and you leave with a fabulous Goody Bag too!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Marie Antoinette.

Feeling vintage this afternoon .....It may just be the damn good Zumba class this morning!
 I felt great this morning but I'm a tad tired now!
Well it done nothing but boost my mojo. 
There's a couple of Parisian inspired challenges that needed fulfilling so here goes!

Daring Card Makers ~ Marie Antoinette.
Simon Say's Stamp & Show ~ London, New York or Paris.
Papertake Weekly ~ Get Krafty!
Stamping for the Weekend ~ Flower's, Lace & Pink.
Our Creative Corner ~ Over The Edge.


Ingredients:

Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sticker, Gem, Lace and Button from stash.
"Vintage Photo" Distress Ink.

Hooked on Crochet ~ Ellie's Cardy.

This is garment number 2!


Here's the cardy my eldest requested the pattern is from Lets Get Crafty Magazine about 2 years ago!
Lets hope she likes it!
Now its time to make something for myself!!

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Spring Zing!


As the weeks fly by it's my turn to set the challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz 
this week but before I let you in on this weeks theme.
 I'd like to announce the arrival of some fabulous new releases in Kenny's
Kid Nation Range. 




This weeks sponsors are of course  Kenny K Downloads 
who has the winners choice of 5 digi'd to give and we also have 


The Prize from Crafty Ribbon is a fabulous goodies!

This weeks theme is:
Spring Zing!
Your Challenge is to make your creation as bright and springy as you possibly can.

I have used the Bicycle Boy from the New release.

The challenges for this card are:

Incy Wincy ~ Birthdays.
Stamp with Fun ~ Shapes.
Simon Say's Stamp ~ 3 Designer Paper's.
Crafts & Me ~ Shades of Spring.
Allsorts ~ Anything Goes.

My second make is a Money/Gift Card Holder



The challenges for this one are:

Paper Pretties ~ Punches & Dies.
Delightful Challenges ~ Use patterned Paper.
Craft Us Crazy ~ favourites ( My favourite Brand of Papers)
Willow Sketchie ~ Anything Goes.

Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Alpha's ~ Pink Petticoat, AC Thickers & Echo Park.
Dies ~ Spellbinders.
Photo Anchor & Brad from stash.
2Spiced Marmalade" Distress Ink.
Coloured with Copic's & Inkssentials white gel pen.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

She's at it again...........

Yep...I've been doing stuff with Red & Black again and
 I have to say I never though leopard print, Polka dots and star's would go so well

The challenges are:

Dilly Beans ~ In Stitches.
Our Creative Corner ~ Over The Edge.
Craft Your Day's Away ~ Paper Piecing.


Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Dilly Beans.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Ribbon ~ eBay.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Sketch Saturday ~ # 196 with The Craft Barn.

We have The Craft Barn back with us this week at Sketch Saturday 
and they are as generous as always, This weeks winner will receive a
 fabulous £15.00 gift voucher for their store. 


Here's another cracker for you to play with!


Here's my card for this week. I love this Image from Dilly Beans so cute and quirky too!



Today's other challenges are:

Allsorts & Willow Sketchie ~  Anything Goes!
Dilly Beans ~ In Stitches.
Polkas Doodles ~ Summery.
Paper Pretties ~ Punches & Die Cuts.
Delightful Challenges ~ Use Patterned Paper.
Cute Card Thursday ~ Winged Things.
Moving Along with the Times ~ Lots of Layers.


Ingredients:

PP ~ MME "Quite Contrary".
Digi Stamp ~ Dilly Beans.
Punch ~ Tonic Studio.
Gem's ~ Anita's
Ribbon ~ eBay.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
coloured with Copic's.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Poppies in the Mist.

I can't help thinking this one is "under done" but I was affraid to spoil it! What do you think?
Regardless I still like her lots.

The challenges are:

Wild Orchid Challenges ~ White plus one. (Red)
Sweet Pea Stamper's ~ White On White.
Oldie But a Goodie ~ Red & White with Ribbon.( Everything but the stamp)


Ingredients:

Stamp ~ Sweet Pea Stamps.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Ribbon & Diamonte Pin~ eBay.
Pearl Pin ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gem's ~ Anita's & Papermania.
Coloured with Copic's.
Glossy Accents for her eye's.

Picasso had his "Blue" & "Rose" periods.........

.........Well I'm having a Red, White & Black one!
 Today's make is for this months Sketch and "Bittersweet Love" challenges at Bombshell Stamps
I know August is a long way off but this is the card I shall give James on our Anniversary this year.
 (Nothing like being prepared...not like me at all)
Be warned there are more red and black makes to come!!! Not today though!



Other challenges for this card are:

Crafty Calender Challenge ~ Love & Marriage.
Charisma CardzBy The Cute & Girly ~ Love is in the Air!
Our Creative Corners ~ Black & White Plus One.
Allsorts ~ Anything Goes.
Just for Men ~ Dream Valley.
Here come the Boy's ~ Vintage feel.
Creative Card Crew ~ Masculine.


Ingredients:

PP ~ The Crafty Purple Frog "Valentine"
Stamps ~ Bombshell Stamps " Till Death Us Do Part"
Ribbon from stash.
Coloured with Copic's
"Black Soot" Distress Ink.
Twinklets Diamond Dust.
Glossy Accents.
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher & Staples.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Crafty Purple Frog ~ St Davids Day.

Today I have another DT make for you this one is for 


This fortnights challenge is:

"St Davids Day"

So Yellow and Green is the name of the game and Daffodils too if you want too.
{I was going to use Daffodils instead of Roses but like most things you can never find them when you want them, I suppose this is what happens when you collect and collect. }
Regardless of that I think this makes the perfect Mothering Sunday card for either my Mum
 or my Muva {that's M.I.L to most people} I know both will love the yellow.


 The Crafty Purple Frog. I think the paper's compliment the image perfectly.

The other ingredients are:

Roses from Wild orchid Crafts, Ribbon from eBay, Bazzill Cardstock and Stickle's "Crystal Ice".

Other challenges for today's card are:

Scrapology ~ Layer's.
Polka Doodles ~ Recipe {1 Image, 2 PP & 3 Embellishments}
Allsorts ~ Anything Goes!
Totally Papercrafts ~ Ribbon &/or Bows.
The Cutie Pie Challenge ~ Flower Power.
Delightful Challenges ~ Use Patterned Paper.
Crafts & Me ~ Shades of Spring.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A Sneeky hour!

I've managed to find a few minutes to my-self in between night shifts and as I'm slightly hooked on my new Dilly Beans images I just needed to play!!!

Today's challenges are:

Dilly Beans ~ Seeing Red.
Fussy & Fancy ~ All My Heart.
Totally Papercrafts ~ Ribbon &/or Bows.
Craft Us Crazy ~ Favourite Embellishments {Pins}
Crazy4Challenges ~ Spots & Stripes.
Allsorts ~ Anything Goes!
Our Creative Corner ~ Black & White Plus One.
Hooked On Crafts ~ Hearts.
The Cutie Pie ~ Flower Power.
Whimsy Inspirations ~ Monochrome.



Ingredients:

PP ~ Pink Peticoat.
Digi Stamp ~ Dilly Beans.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Ribbon & Pin's from stash.
Coloured with Copic's & Glossy Accents.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 152 with Bunny Zoe Crafts.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!
 Its time for another sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches
This week we have one of our favourite sponsors


This weeks prize is a Fabulous £10.00 gift voucher for Nikki's on-line store.


Here's this week's Sketch from Dawn.


Here's my take on this weeks sketch!


Today's other challenges are:

Scrapology ~ Layers.
Allsorts ~ Anything Goes!

Ingredients:
Digi ~ Dilly Beans.
PP & Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoats.
Punch ~ Tonic Studio.
Gem's ~ Anita's.
Raffia from stash.
Coloured with Copic's.
Stickles.
CS ~ Bazzill & Core'dinations.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Embossing!

Its time for another FAB challenge from Team A at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge.

this week the prizes on offer are 5 digi's of the winner's choice from 



And aslo from Marianne Design


is this fabulous prize pack of a die,a stamp and a pack of gorgeous ribbons!
you can also follow Marianne Designs on


This weeks theme is:

Embossing.
It can be Dry or Heat whichever you fancy!
Pop on over to see what the Krafty Girlz have made this week!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ # 195 with The Stamp Fairy.

Good morning Crafty's Its Saturday so it's time for another fabulous sketch from Sketch Saturday
This week we are sponsored by 


And the prize from The Stamp Fairy is a Fantastic $10.00 gift voucher for their store.


Here is this weeks Sketch.......ain't it a Cracker!
We have our new Saturday Girls joining us this week so pop on over to the Sketch Saturday 
blog and show Jen, Lizy & Steph some love but not before you've had a peep at my card!


The Stamp Fairy very kindly gave the DT a couple of digi's to work with, 
I've used Molly Fairy.


Today's other challenges are:

Polka DoodleIncy Wincy ~ Recipe {3 embellies, 2 PP & 1 image}
The Crafty Pad ~ B is for Butterflies & Bling.
Papercraft Star ~ Bright Colours & Butterflies.
Delightful Challenges ~ Use your Scraps.

Ingredients:
PP ~ MME "Quite Contrary"
Digi Stamp ~ The Stamp Fairy.
Stamp ~ Stampin Up!
Punch ~ Tonic Studio.
Bling ~ Anita's.
Coloured with copics & Pergamano white gel pen.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 151 with Di's Digi Dowloads.

Happy Valentines Day 
to you all, hoping you all have received some yummy 
cards and gifts from that special person in your life.

This week we are sponsored by
The prize for this weeks winner is a fabulous prize pack of



Here's my make for this weeks sketch. As you will see I've gone for an nontraditional colour scheme for this valentines, My favourite colour is green.

Today's other challenges are:

Cupcake ~ Entwined.
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Monochrome Magic.
Allsorts ~ Free & Easy.
Craft Your Day's Away ~ Stitching.
Hooked on Crafts ~ Hearts.

Ingredients:

PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K.
Dies Mariannes Die's
Twine ~ Baker's Divine.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Coloured with Copic's.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Sweet Pea Winner!


The winner of this gorgeous stamp is:



Congratulations, please contact me at susielittle@ymail.com with your address details.

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Red Hearts

Good Morning my Lovelies, I'm back with another challenge from  

♥ ♥ ♥  Kenny K's Krafty Girlz  ♥ ♥ 



As always Kenny K Downloads is our first sponsor this week.


Kenny K will be giving this weeks winner a wonderful, 5 Digital stamps of the winners choice from his store.
and also we have


Donna has given a wonderful 2 digital paper sets of the winner's choice!
This weeks challenge is:

♥ ♥ ♥ 3 Red Hearts ♥ ♥ 

your project must show at least 3 red hearts!
So here's what I made using Li'l Angel & Devil.


♥ ♥ ♥ Today's other challenges are: ♥ ♥ 



Rainbow Lady ~ Have a Heart.
Creative Inspirations ~ Lots of Love.
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Shaped card, Ribbon, Bling & Die-cuts.
Creative Card Crew ~ Fantasy Creatures.
Charisma Cardz ~ Things with Wings.
Craft Us Crazy ~ Anything Goes.
Truly Scrumptious ~ Love & Hearts.
Simon Say's Stamp ~ Love is in the Air.




♥ ♥ ♥ Ingredients  ♥ ♥ 
Digital Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Nesties.
Stickles & Copic's.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ # 194 with Simon Says Stamp.

Good morning Saturday..........oooh how I'm enjoying my lay in! Thank heavens for scheduled posting!!
This weeks sketch from Sketch Saturday
is sponsored by our regular monthly sponsors over at Simon Say's Stamp


with their generous prize of a $25.00 gift voucher to their online store.


I love this weeks sketch, it reminded me of bubbles or balloons but I chose hearts instead.


Aiden wanted a card to give his Girlfriend for Valentines and he loved this image which 
was free from Kenny K downloads last month.


Today's other challenges are:

Cupcake & Digital Tuesday ~ Pink & Red.
Die Cut Dreams ~ Pink,Red & Hearts
Dutch Dare ~ Red, Pink & White.
Cute Card Thursday ~ Pink Valentine.
Rainbow Lady ~ Have a Heart.
Creative Inspirations ~ Lots of Love.
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Ingredients:
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K
PP ~ Pink Petticoat and The Crafty Purple Frog.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Spellbinder's dies.
Copic  and Pergamano pen

Thursday, 9 February 2012

The Crafty Purple Frog ~ Flower Power!

Please give three cheers  for my first DT card for 
The challenge this week at is......
Flower Power

my card is made using
and

Today's other challenges are:

One Stop Crafts ~ For the one I love.
Allsorts ~ Free & Easy.
Craft Your Day's Away ~ Get Stitchy.
Polka Doodles ~ Show Some Love.

Other Ingredients include:

CS ~ Core'dinations.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gems ~ Papermania.
Stickles.
Pin & Ribbon from stash.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 150 with Bugaboo

Happy Tuesday Everyone, today is Inspirational Card Sketches day
and joining us this week we have Bugaboo Stamps back with us!


This weeks prize is the winner's choice 7 digi's


Here is this week sketch to play with.


and here's my creation.

Other challenges for my make are:

The Crafty Pad ~ Spring Colours.
Crafts & Me ~ Bright!
Delightful Challenges ~ Punches & Dies
Craft Us Crazy  ~ Anything Goes!

Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Bugaboo.
PP ~ Free with Papercraft Essentials Magazine.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Punch ~ Tonic Studio.
Dies ~ Spellbinders.