Charisma Cardz - WK 50 - Anything But Christmas

Yayyy Christmas card making is well and truly over and done with. What a hectic 2 months it has been for me. This wintery card is for the Charisma Cards Challenge 50 Anything But Christmas. I made it for one of my fellow DT members Karen, hope she likes it and Happy Birthday hun xx
This challenge runs for two weeks and has fab prizes up for grabs. There is great inspiration from the DT as usual . This card will probably be my last for a while so I wish you all
                                 A Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2010

Anya stamp coloured with Promarkers and added stickles
Paper is flocked from Papermania
Ribbon and flowers from stash


Dare U 2 Digi - Red & Green

Hi all, this week on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp the theme is red, green and a choice of neutral. Red and green lends itself to Chistmas cards really well so seeing as I have been up to my neck in Christmas cards for what seems an eternity, I made another one! LOL. I do love this cute little penguin from Pink Petticoat, the collection is really sweet. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added stickles glitter. The DP is Papermania and the mirri card, red card stock and ribon is from stash.
Have a fab weekend, I will be visiting your Blogs in the next 2 weks to see your lovely Green & Red creations! xxx


Dare You 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 26 Glitter


The theme this week over at DU2DS is GLITTER! I love glitter but it get s everywhere lol.

I have been a bad blogger lately and have not had time to enter any challenges or leave any comments, hopefully I can get back into the swing of it soon. I love this digi from Sandra Dry, she is called Holly, very apt for a Christmas card hey? I coloured her with Promarkers and then added Stickles Glitter to her coat and hat. The background is a download from Crafty Designz, I just resized it to fit my card added some glitter to the leaves on the tree and some flowersoft snow to the window ledge. The Christmas tree in the window is a rub on that you add glitter to. the sentiment is from a Forever Friends decoupage sheet.

Cant wait to visit your Blogs to see all of your Glittery Creations!



No Squares Allowed

No squares allowed - shaped card we're looking forward to your shaped creations which must include a digital image. Take a look at the fab DT's creations there is some brilliant inspiration DU2DS
DP -K & C0
Digi Poinsettia- free download (sorry can't recall who's) coloured with Promarkers
Swirls - Sizzix die
Rub on sentiment - K&C0
ribbon, gems etc - stash


Passion for Promarkers Week 22 Poppy & Forest Green

This week at the Passion for Promarkers challenge Blog there is a colour challenge Forest Green & Poppy. Using only 2 colours is hard work! how do I get the shading? well I used the foredt green over the poppy red and then went over it again with the poppy red to blend. I used the blender pen to take out some of the colour on the boots for the hi lighted area.

DP - Making Memories

Image - Magnolia Stamp coloured with Promarkers

Scalloped Circle - Nestabilities

Paper Flower made by stamping a flower 3 times, cutting out, shaping and layering - leaves hand cut and shaped

Flowers Tilda is holding - Cuttlebugged Sentiment C-Dees

Ribbon from stash


Gift Box - Moving Along with The Times Challenge 17

This week the challenge at Moving Along With The Times is Anything But A Card. As I have just finished making a little gift box I thought I would enter it into the challenge.

I bought the plain box from Hobbycraft for 79p

I used my Nesties Lables Die to cut out a fancy top (sturdy cardboard) for the lid and another from the DP, the same paper I covered the rest of the box with . The DP was bought from Threadbare's shop, It is brilliant for this kind of project as it is quite strong and is double sided
Then out came the distress inks! I also decorated the inside

I then distressed some mulberry roses, sizzix cut leaf and sizzix cut swirls and added some pearls and lace!


Charisma Cardz Challenge 40 A Recipe

Sorry about the poor quality photo but the bulb went in my craft lamp just as I was finishing this card grrr lol. I followed the Recipe at Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog 3 papers, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon and 1 charm. The 3 papers are from my scraps stash The image is Penny Black coloured with Promarkers and added Stickles and Flowersoft snow The flowers are punced and shaped as are the leaves Ribbon & Charm from stash

Just Magnolia Wk 26 Sketch by Mina

The Wk 26 challenge at Just Magnolia is a Sketch by Mina, it is quite a simple one which I like :0) I have had my Tilda coloured up for a while and I bought the Ribbon while I was browsing Hobby Craft on Friday so orange was the colour for this card. I think the brown tones down the colour a little so it's not so in your face ( I Hope!) Tilda coloured with promarkers Papers Basic Grey Flowers from stash coloured with Promarkers Rest of stuff from stash


Creative Card Crew - Celebrations!

The challenge chosen by Nicola at the Creative Card Crew this week is Celebrations. I made this Birthday card for an order but as it fitted the theme I thought I would enter it into the challenge. There is a fab prize on offer by the Cutting Cafe and some fab DT cards for your inspiration, so no excuses not to have a go LOL. Stamp- Trees from Xelacrafts embossed in gold Paisley DP - Papermania A Christmas Carol Gold Vellum Corners - Cuttlebug Ribbon & Peel Offs from stash

Penny Black Challenge - AUTUMN BREEZES

The Challenge this week on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Autumn Breezes. I don't own a PB Autumn stamp but I thing the papers I have used are quite Autumnul, so hope this is ok lol. Design Papers - Papermania Image - Penny Black Coloured with Promarkers Sentiments - Peel Offs Ribbon - Anitas

Yellow Orange & Black or White - DU2DS

Yellow Orange & Black or White is the theme this fortnight over at DU2DS Friday Challenge This was quite a challenge for me, having to choose an image that would lend itself to this colour combo. As it is nearly Halloween and the colours suited this theme I went with a Halloween card and the goth dragon from Dustin Pike jumped out at me, so here is my card. We are ignoring the bit of green that sneaked in with the pumpkin LOL. I look forward to visiting your Blogs to see how you get on with the Dare!

Image - Dustin Pike Coloured with Promarkers.

DP's - Found in my scraps box, I think I bought and downloaded them from the Scrapbookingmad site last year before my lap top crashed and I lost a lot of my stuff.

Sentiment - Created in Word

Ribbon and pumpkin button from stash .


Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 12

Thought I would take part in Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge 12, I am new to this challenge blog but it looks like another fab blog with a great DT and it gave me a chance to create another Christmas card. Jury is out on this one though and it took ages to make Blinking Eck! Image - Penny Black coloured with Promarkers DP - Papermania Flowers -from stash and sizzix stamps, stamped onto the DP and cut around


Friday Sketchers Challenge 71

The sketch this week at Friday Sketchers is hosted by Jeanette, it is quite a simple one which is the kind I like LOL! There is a superb prize of 3 motivet stamps that the challenge sponsor Megahobby is offering, which is fab!

I have used my new Christmas Ollyfant stamp by Kars coloured with Promarkers DP is by Papermania


DU2DS Challenge No 22 Punched Shapes or Die Cuts

Here is my care for this weeks DU2DS Challenge 22 Punched Shapes or Die Cuts. You can use punches, any dies, nestabilities etc., or pre-cut chipboard shapes. We have a prize of two digi stamps from Sketching Stamper and two from Sandra Dry Digital Designs. As usual there has to be a digital image on your card and the challenge runs for two weeks.

On a sad note San has deciced to take some time out and will not be part of the DT. We all wish her well, she will be missed greatly.

Image - pure innocence by Heather Ellis Medium - Promarkers Die cuts - Nestability Lables Punches - Fiskars Threading Water & X - Cut Medium Retro Flower, X Cut Mini Circle Papers - Making Memories & Download (striped paper) Stamp - CD'S Sentiment Stamp Ribbon from stash


Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 24 Sketch

this card is my very late entry into the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 24 where there is a sketch to follow and a fab prize up for grabs.

I have used a pink gem stamp coloured with promarkers. The acents and sentiment are all rub on's. I have used a holly leaf punch and gems instead of flowers.

Passion for Promarkers - Polka Dots

Week 17 over at Passion for Promarkers. The theme is Polka dots, any colour marker can be used for this challenge and the prize is a pack of 5 markers. There is lots of inspiration from the DT as usual. I have used a Penny Black image, Making Memories DP, Nesties and Cuttle Bug Dies for the corners. Just realised I have not used any flowers on this card! most unlike me lol.

All the thing I love - Whiff of joy Candy!!

Bev is giving away this fab candy check out her blog for details


Clare has Blog Candy !!!

Clare (My Crafty Life) has some fab candy on offer to celebrate her Blogoversary. Pop over and see for yaself!


Dare U2 Digi Stamp Challenge 21 A Sketch

Its Challenge 21 at Dare U2Digi Stamp and this week we have a sketch to follow. As usual we need to see a digi stamp on your entry. The challenge runs for two weeks so plenty of time to enter. I will look forward to seeing your fab creations, here is my take on the sketch.

The image is a digi stamp from The Crafters Kitchen and the proceeds go to the Royal Marsden. I coloured it with promarkers and added glitter for a little Bling! The DP is Making Memmories and the flowers have been made with sizzix flower stamps stamped on coordinating paper, cut out shaped and then inked and glittered. Hope you all have a lovely crafty weekend xx


Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 48 another baby card

Secret Crafter wants to see hearts and flowers for their challenge 48. I have another baby card to show. the heart is above the "girl" in the sentiment wording, the flowers are easy to see. The baby is a download cut out with circle scalloped nesties and the DP is Making Memories. I have also used Fiskars lace punch.

Charisma Cardz Challenge 35 Swirls & Curls

The Challenge this week at Charisma Cardz is Swirls & Curls. This is my entry, a baby card I made for a colleague who has a new addition to his family this week. The gorgeous dotty DP is a download from Urban Mermaid Designs and the booties are from a kit by digi scrapping queen. I added a cute ribbon some sizzix swirls and some primas layered with paper roses. I added little flat back pearls to the swirls. I cut the wording on my bug with sizzix round table dies. I cut them from the same dotty card then inked the edges and raised them with foam dst.


DU2DS Challenge 20 A Recipe

This week Our "Dare" is a Recipe:
Two Patterned Papers, 1 Ribbon, Three Flowers
I have use the gorgeous Fairy Catcher By Chris Dark, Hope you can join in the Fun this week, Why not check out the fab creations by the DT Team. du2ds


Challenge 9 - Moving along with the times - Sketch

I made this card for Challenge 9 on the Moving along with the times blog. There is a sketch to follow provided by Clare W - Taffy Crafty. There is a fab prize on offer so why not pop over and take a look at the fab DT cards and enter the fun! Images - Penny Black Stamps Media - Promarkers Papers - Making Memories


Friday Sketchers Wk 65 - Chissy Card No.2

Wow, I am on a roll 2 cards in one day! lol. This stamp is called Lily angel Face and again I got it from The Craft Barn. I have used some more of my Deck The Halls paper. I have used the sketch by Beatrix who is hosting Friday Sketchers challenge 65. Medium- Promarkers DP -Papermania and CB Snowflaked Folder Sentiment Stamp - Dovecraft everything else from stash

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 13 Sketch With Bling!

I have made my first xmas card, well it is nearly September LOL. I took delivery of this oh so cute stamp called Cuddling by Rachel Anne Miller from The Craft Barn, half price it was too, so I thought I would have a play around with it and practice with my Promarkers. I love the red and green colours of Christmas. I decided to follow the Truly Scrumptious challenge as they have a fab sketch by Mina to follow there is also a requirement of bling so my glitter on the mugs and red gems should cover that. Papers- Deck the halls Papermania Sentiment - Rub on Swirls -Sizzix die Flower/ gems from stash



This week we would like to see blue and green with either white or cream. As usual there has to be a Digi Stamp used. I have used this cute dragon from Dustin Pike. I have coloured him with promarkers, which are proving hard to get on with and if any one knows where I can get some card suitable for promarkers please let me know :0) I have kept the card simple and used my swirly CB folder on the green BP.

Hope you will join in the fun this week over at DU2DS

Caroline xx


Tilda again - Passion For Promarkers Challenge WK 13

Having taken delivery of my brand spanking new Promarkers I thought I would have a practice. The first attemp went into the bin lol, this is my 3rd attempt. I decided to join in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge 13 as there is a great sketch to follow. There is also a fab prize of 10 promarkers from the Secret Crafter. Papers- Making Memories Sentiment stamp- Hero Arts Flowers- Retro Punch -then shaped Leaf punch Dovecraft Swirls - Sizzix Die Gems from stash


DU2DS Challenge 18- Distressing

This weeks Dare is all about distressing eg torn/distressed edges, sponged edges, sanding. As usual we need to see a digi image on your project, why not take a look at my fellow DT friends they have produced some stunning work. DU2DS. I have used the fantastic Butterfly Catcher Image by Chris Dark it is part of a set and as soon as I saw them I NEEDED THEM! lol. My distressing is ink sponging around the card base, ragging the edges of the purple card the fairy image is mounted on and again I went mad sponging the edges of my image. I have used whisper markers and distress inks as well as adding some sparkle with gel pens although it has not shown too well Hope the rain eases off this week end Caroline


Sketch & Stash challenge 15

I made this card for my neice and followed the sketch over at Sketch and Stash
I used my new leaf die cutter and some basic grey papers from my scrap box.
The horse is a digi image coloured with w.c pencils and inks. Tilda is also coloured with inks. The sentiment is a digi download.


Challenge 17 DU2DS Sketch by Larissa

this weeks Dare is to use a digi stamp and follow the fab Sketch by my DT friend Larissa, please check out her Blog she makes fantastic cards http://car-d-elicious.blogspot.com/ The sketch was a dream to follow and I loved using colours I would not normally use. Can't wait to visit your blogs to see what you have created. Have a great weekend



Something Sweet

I made this card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 58 Soft & Sweet. I think this PB stamp is sweet so should fit the challenge fine. I coloured the hedgies with Whispers markers and Distress Inks then cut them out with my Nesties. I then inked around the edges, matted onto some basic grey pink paper and inked around that also. The DP is Dovecraft Weddings which I also inked along the edges. I attached the DP onto the scalloped card with pink brads and added a ribbon and some lace. I inked up the paper roses to make them pinker. The sentiment is a sticker and the charm from stash. The pink ink pad had worked over time on this card lol I have put it away for a rest now ;0)


DU2DS Challenge 16 Anything But A Card

This week our Dare is: Anything but a card and can be anything you like such as a gift bag, gift box, ATC, or a bookmark. which of course must include a digi image. We hope you can join us over at DU2DS There will be a prize this week of two single digi images from Sketching Stamper and two single digi images from Sandra Dry Designs.

I wanted a tall box to house some bath bombs for a gift, I scoured the interenet for a template but I couldn't find the right sized box only teeny weeny ones so had a go at making up my own template from 12x12 card YAYYY! it worked ok lol. The digi rose image is a free Dover image that I have watercoloured and stickle glittered. The papers are also a digi free download and is a set called Rich & Shabby for Gina k designs and were a freeby. I used my nesties and CB folders as well as ribbon, lace and gems from stash


Fab Candy - Check it out

WOW look at the fab candy up for grabs over at Debbies Blog
Brilliant? YES!
All you have to do is link the candy on your blog
Become a follower, if you're not already leave her a comment telling what ONE crafty thing you would buy if money was no object and why.
Also while you are there make sure you check out the rest of the blog, she is fabulously creative and makes gorgeous cards. Also there are some tutorials on how to colour using markers. Brilliant. You have until 15th July to enter. Good Luck x


Pink Black & White

This week our theme is Pink Back & White @DU2DS. I made this 8x8 card for a good friend who's birthday it will be soon. I followed the sketch from the Mojo Monday Blog and will be entering my card into their challenge this week.

The DP used are digi downloads I have had them ages so can't remember where thay are from. The perfume bottle Digi Stamp is from the fab Chris Dark's site Sketching Stamper that I have coloured a little with and embossed.I made two copies of the stamp and cut out the bottle stoppers and raised them with some ds foam pads. I matted onto some black card that I cut with my nesties lable die, cuttlebugged and then inked up with a white pad. Flowers and ribbon are from my stash

Fab Challenge this week can't wait to see all the entries, have a fab weekend!

Caroline x


Friday Sketchers Sketch 59

I made this card for a friends daughters 25th birthday, I have known her since she was knee high to a grass hopper, so it makes me feel sooooo old now she is 25! lol I wanted a fun and funky image so used one of my Miss Anya Stamps watercoloured with pencils. I follwed the sketch by Claudia over at Friday Sketchers. My DP is K&co that I have inked and added faux stitching. I glittered the mulberry flowers and added some punchies. I cut out the sentiment with my nesties. I also made a little bag to hold her pressy. Hope she likes them :0)


DU2DS Challenge 14 Embossing

This weeks challenge at DU2DS is Embossing. It can be wet or dry embossing or both if you like, I loved this weeks challenge as I attemped techniques I have never tried before .We look forward to seeing what you come up with. As always just add the URL of your blog post into Mr. Linky and use a digi image on your project.

The image is a royalty free clip art image that I have glittered and triple embossed, cut out and raised a little with ds foam. My distressed backing is Birds and Swirls CB embossed painted with acrylic paint dried and then sanded I distressed the edges with a craft knife. I sponged distress ink around my scalloped cards edges. The sentiments is from a CD's set


Charisma Cardz Challenge 25 Any Theme Any Style

Charisma Cardz is Any Theme Any Style. It is sponsored by Rubbernecker and there is a fab prize on offer and a chance of four entries! I am entering my decoupage rose card that I have been asked to make for a colleague to give to his wife. All he said was romantic and roses lol so hope this card fits the bill.

Digital Tuesday Challenge 12

this is my first entry on the Digital Tuesday challenge blog, It caught my eye this week as the theme is "Use Your Paper Scraps" we all have lots of those don't we LOL. The little cutie in the bathing suit is a new image from Bubbas Digi Stamp Studio I have added some shells, primas and some pretty ribbon from my stash.