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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Spring Flowers

Good sunny morning crafty friends.  I really hope you have nice weather like we have here in Buxton today.  It's gorgeous.

I fell down the stairs 2 nights ago and I can't believe I'm still walking around.  I went from top to bottom.  Luckily it didn't seem to damage my already sore back but I am covered in the worse bruising ever!  Really need to be more careful in future.

I have a card to share.....


This pretty image is from the Digi Stamp Boutique and I have coloured it in with ProMarkers.  My flowers and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.  The sentiment is computer generated and the papers are Dovecraft Back to Basics.

Challenges:-

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Digi Stamp Boutique - June 2017 Customer Competition
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Just for Fun
Paper Shelter - Tie a Bow
Passion for ProMarkers - Add a Sentiment
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 12 June 2017

Tweet Tweet

Good morning crafty friends.

Hope you are all well and have not been too down about our not so great weather at the moment.

Thank you for your well wishes on my back.  I went to the Docs and I have been referred to Physiotherapy and if that doesn't help will have an X-Ray!

I have a card to share that may make you think of warmer weather....


My image is one I found on the internet and I have coloured it in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LemonCraft and flowers, cheesecloth and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.  I have used LOTV sentiment stamps to finish off.

Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Just for Fun
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Your Favourite Things (mine are Ribbon, Flowers & Gems)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Birds, Bugs and Butterflies
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - June Card Challenge


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

LOTV Cats

Good afternoon everyone.  Hope you are having a good week so far.  I've done my back in and it's really painful.  Can't wait until it feels better as I can't do much like this.

I have a sweet card to share.....


This sweet image if from LOTV.  It's part of the trio digi sets and is coloured in with ProMarkers.  The sentiment stamps are also LOTV.  My papers are Galleria and flowers and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes / Birthday
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes 
Paper Shelter - Make it Digital
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 29 May 2017

NEW CHALLENGE OVER AT A GEM OF A CHALLENGE

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today, a new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme..



For the Boys / Men (Any Male Image)
ANY Image - Stamped or Digi is allowed on your creations

   Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-
  

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....



Well this is my card sorted for Father's Day and this cute image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Relaxing Dave - he is one of the new Digi Stamps and is currently on sale.  I have coloured him in with ProMarkers.  The papers are Echo Park and the stars a Poppy Stamps die.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Buttons from my stash.

Challenges:-

C.R.A.F.T - Father's Day / Male
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Make it Manly
Polka Doodles - Anything Goes 

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day





Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Henrietta with Flowers

Good morning crafty friends.  It's a rainy one today (yesterday too).  Hope it goes off by dinner time when I go to work.  Love being outside with the kids, not indoors!  Too loud lol.

I have a cute card to share.....


My gorgeous image is from the Pink Gem Designs and is called Henrietta with Flowers.  I have coloured this cutie in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LOTV NitWits.  Flowers and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.  Everything else is from my stash.

Challenges:-

Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with Option of Use Die-Cuts (I have die-cut leaves)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Blooms and Bows
Creative Knockouts - Favourite Embellishment (Flowers for me)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee - Anything Goes with Option for Mum
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 14 May 2017

A Spring Card

Good afternoon everyone.  Hope you are all well.

It's been a while since I've been on but I'm really please I can share a card with you today.

Brandon's SATs ended Friday gone and they went OK.  He got through them without a hitch and I'm proud of them.  They were extra hard this year, even the Teachers were worried!

Anyhow, here is my card to welcome in Spring as we have had some nice weather this past week and I hope you all have too.....


My sweet image was purchased from Polkadoodles and I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LOTV NitWits and the flowers are from Hobbycraft and the Ribbon Girl.  (The ribbon is also from the Ribbon Girl.)  My sentiment is computer generated and I have die-cut the swirls with the flowers.  The gems are from the Works and button from my stash.

HA HA HA JUST REALISED THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF HER HAIR SHOULD BE A PETAL. TOO FUNNY!!!!

Challenges:-

Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes - with Optional Twist - use die-cuts
Creative Craft Cottage - Three of a Kind (three gems in the top right hand corner)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Blooms and Bows
Creative Knockouts - Favourite Embellies - Mine are Flowers!
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee - Anything Goes - with Optional Twist - Mum
Passion for ProMarkers - 8th Anniversary Celebration Bingo (I have Square Card, Bling and Text)
PolkaDoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - May Card Challenge


Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the weekend


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A Gem of A Challenge - New Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today, a new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme..


Embossing - Wet or Dry
ANY Image - Stamped or Digi is allowed on your creations

   Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-
  

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....



This cute image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Birthday Cake Mice - coloured in with ProMarkers.

 I have chosen to do dry embossing on my card with a Cuttlebug swiss dot folder.

Challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Embossing
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Animals


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Happy Birthday Elephant

Good morning crafty friends.

I'm sorry I am not around posting and commenting as much.  I am extremely busy at the moment as I am helping my son is preparing for his SATs exams in May and he has so much homework and stress with it!  So with that and work I really am strapped for time.  It will all hopefully calm down soon.

I have a card to share....


This cutie is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Ella with Bouquet.  I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  The papers are Galleria from The Ribbon Girl (the ribbon is also from there).  My flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts and the Ribbon Girl.  Gems are from the Works.  The die-cut in the left hand corner is from a die-cutting magazine my fella bought for me.

Challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the Bling
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Flower Power
Ribbon Girl - April Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

A Gem of A Challenge - New Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today, a new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme...

FURRY FRIENDS 
ANY Image - Stamped or Digi is allowed on your creations

   Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-
 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....



My gorgeous image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Cupcake Bluebell and can be found here. I have coloured this cutie in with ProMarkers and the papers are Pebbles.  The ribbon and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl I have die-cut my hanging stars with a die from Memory Box.

Challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Food
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - JFF
Little Blue Button Stamps - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes
ProMarker Challenge - Add a Button or 2
Ribbon Girl - April Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Pink Gem Sponsors Crafty Friends Challenge Blog

 Pink Gem Design are happy to be sponsoring 
 The theme for their challenge is

"For A Child" 


The Pink Gem Team were thrilled to be asked by Diane Louise to be Guest Designers.
Here is my card.....

My sweet image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Hedgy with Wheelbarrow.  She is coloured in with ProMarkers.  My papers are LOTV NitWits and my ribbon and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.

Challenges:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday - For Mothers/Female
In the Pink - For A Special Lady
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 4 March 2017

A Gem of A Challenge - New Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today, a new challenge has started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme...



Use 3 B's 

(Use Three or more  Different Objects on your creation beginning 
with the letter B)
((PS. Please state B choices in your post))


   Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-
 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....


My gorgeous image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Bunny in Plant Pot and can be found here. I have coloured this cutie in with ProMarkers and the papers are LOTV Nitwits.  The ribbon and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl I have die-cut my swirls.

Challenges:-

Allsorts - Spring Inspiration
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Mum's Day/Special Female
Crafty Gals - Add Ribbon
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - February Use Any Image
Scrap and Craft - Celebrations


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day...

.... to you all.  Hope you all got a little spoilt.  I got some beautiful craft storage off my fella and a card and I got my son a Valentine's teddy and large marshmallow lollipop lol.

Here is my card to my fella Col...



I got the idea for this card from one of my magazines (Cardmaking and Papercraft) and to make it you had to buy expensive dies which I don't have so I made the most of what I do have.  One of the dies was a rectangle stitch die.  I just cut a rectangle piece of card and punched little holes all around (using a ruler) and a punchy tool.  Took ages, but was worth it.  I die-cut the centre with a circle die and the grass was made from an icicle die from Joy Crafts.  My cute little image is from the Digi Stamp boutique and is coloured with ProMarkers.  I did enjoy making this!

Challenges:-

Allsorts - Hearts and/or Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the Air
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes/Option of Use Hearts
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Simply Love
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - CAS
Let's Craft and Create - Love is in the Air
OLLCB - Die Cuts
Snowflake Promise - Anything Goes/Option of Valentines
Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment
Unicorn Challenge - Butterflies and/or Hearts

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 13 February 2017

Magical Floral Bubbles

Good morning crafty friends.  I went out for a stroll with my son Brandon this morning and the weather is lovely.  The tiny bit of snow we had has gone and the sun is out.  There's a bit of a nip in the air but it is refreshing so can't complain.  Hope those of you who have had a cold snap (and there's quite a few of you) have coped with it and those that still have very cold temperatures, stay warm :)

I have a cute card to share today....


This cutie is called Magical Floral Bubbles and is from Lacy Sunshine Digis.  I decided to once again do funky hair.  I chose blue and tried my best to make sure it didn't look like a blue rinse lol. (My fella pointed that out to me).  She is coloured in with ProMarkers and the papers are LOTV NitWits.  Some of the flowers and the ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl and the rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  My sentiments are LOTV stamps and the gems are from The Works.  The swirl leaves die is a Cheery Lynn die and the oval die is from Spellbinders.

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar - Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Die Cuts
Ribbon Girl - February Card Challenge
Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Tulipa

Good evening crafty friends.  Hope those of you with cold weather (like me) are keeping warm.  It's also trying it's best to snow here in Buxton.  Have you got snow?

I have a card to share...


I know, my pic is really bright lol.  This image from Art By Miran was an absolute joy to colour.  She is called Tulipa.  I usually do brown or black hair, but decided to do something a little different.  Hope you like.  I have used ProMarkers to colour her in.

Challenges:-

As You Like It - Ribbon or Lace (ribbon for me as I can get it in every colour to suit whatever project I am working on.  I can even get it dotty or gingham and in all different widths too! 
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - February Card Challenge


Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Pretty Kitty

Hello crafty friends.  Hope you are managing to stay warm today in this cold weather.  I can't seem to get my hands warm today!!!!

I have a card to share ...


My sweet kitty is from a Trio Set from LOTV and I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  The papers are LOTV NitWits and the sentiment is computer generated.  My flowers are from the Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The ribbon is also from the Ribbon Girl as are the pearls.  The gorgeous metal corners I have had for a while and I think they came from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenges:-

Aloha Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - All Creatures Great and Small
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 5 February 2017

A Gem of A Challenge - Add A Butterfly

Hello Crafty Friends.

Yesterday, a new challenge started over at A Gem of A Challenge with the theme...

  

"ADD A BUTTERFLY" 


  Please come along and join in for a chance to win the following:-

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper kits (or one of each) 
( No Sets or Sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
Quick link to PG chall blog
Here is my card....



My gorgeous image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Bunny with Flowers and can be found here. I have coloured this cutie in with ProMarkers and the papers are LOTV Nitwits.  The ribbon and flowers are from the ribbon girl and the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

Challenges:-

Aloha Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Pink and Pearls
Creative Corner Challenges - Pefectly Pink
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - February Card Challenge



Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

A Little Late with this one

Good evening crafty friends.  I'm a little late posting this card as this was made for last week!  Never mind, better late than never :)


My cutie Christmas Hedgie is from Bugaboo stamps and is coloured in with ProMarkers.  The papers are LOTV NitWits and the sentiment is computer generated.  I used a memory box die for the gorgeous hanging stars and the gems are from the Works.

Challenges:-

Cards and More - Pets and Other Furry Friends
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - All Creatures Great and Small


Thanks so much for looking and have a peaceful evening

Thursday, 26 January 2017

I Do Believe I Need Another Drink!

Good evening crafty friends.  The temperature has really dropped here so hope everyone who is in this cold snap is keeping snug and warm.

I have a card for a friend to share.....


This is Stella from Bugaboo Stamps and I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  The sentiments came with the image.  The papers are Magical Adventure by Echo Park 12 x 12.  I die-cut my star and the button is from my stash.

Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - January Bingo - I chose Button, Player's Choice (die-cut) & Sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
I Love Pro-Markers - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - See Sketch Below


 

Thanks so much for looking and have a lovely evening.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Santa Teddy

Good evening crafty friends.

I have a pasta bake in the oven and while it is cooking, I thought I would pop on and share another Christmas card.


This cutie is an image I won recently from Bugaboo Digi Stamps and is called BUGXMASBEAR .  I have coloured him in with ProMarkers and my papers are Doodlebug.  I actually only have a bit of this 12 x 12 paper left, enough to make 1 more card I think!  The sentiment is computer generated.  I have coloured the gems red with my Promarkers.  They were previously silver.  The corner die is from

Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Anything Goes and B for Bow
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Sweet Stampin' - Dies and / or Punches


Thanks so much for looking and have a lovely evening.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

To You Both

Yes... I have another Christmas card to share.  My 2nd for this year.  I'm off to a good start and hope I can keep this up...


My cute image is from Pink Gem Designs and is coloured in with ProMarkers.  The papers are LOTV and the snowflakes are a Memory Box die set.  Everything else is from my stash.

Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Anything Goes and B for Blue
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Winter Warmers
Paper Shelter - Ribbon and/or Lace
Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Party Rach

Good afternoon everyone.

I've been loving the snow we have at the moment.  Hope you have all been keeping warm in this weather.

I have a card to share....


This lovely image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is called Party Rach.  I have coloured her in with ProMarkers.  My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl.

Challenges:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Use Patterned Paper
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Celebrations
Digi Stamp Boutique - January Customer Challenge
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Add Some Ribbon and/or Lace
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Add Some Bling
Ribbon Girl - January Card Challenge


Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Yep, I've Got my Methods

Good afternoon everyone.  Hope you are having a fun (or relaxing) weekend.

I've decided I'm going to try to make 1 Christmas card a week so I am not rushing next Christmas, like I did this Christmas and here is my first one....


This cute Santa is from the Paper Shelter and it's name is in my title.  I have coloured him in wiht ProMarkers.  My papers are free from a magazine and my Poinsettia's are a Britannia die from Joanna Sheen.  Everything else is from my stash.

Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Anything Goes and B for Balloon
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes - Twist is Add Ribbon
Crafty Hazelnut - Anything Christmas or Clean and Simple
Crafty Hazelnut Monthly Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Hanna and Friends - Christmas
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - January Card Challenge

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day