Penny Black WK 46 Anything Goes - Bookmark

I made this bookmark for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes. I kinda got the idea for the book mark from Mel Stampz Blog she has some fantastic work on there along with lots of free templates and tutorials I spend ages in awe just looking at what she creates. All of the card used is from my scrap draw which a bonus! LOL. This is going to be part of another project for a gift so will show the completed project when finished. It's Monday again :0( back to the grind for me, weekends are far too short! Better go, my lazy legged son has not got his bum out of bed yet, will have to go and roust him. Caroline xx Tools used: Fiskars Punch and Nestabilities


Whiff Of Joy

I love Whiff of Joy Stamps and bought this one from the Harrogate show. While Blog Hopping I came accross the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog so put my new stamp to good use and entered the challenge which is a sketch by Heather.
Stamp - Willow with flowerbasket watercoloured
DP's Sorry not sure who these are by, bought them from a craft store ages ago.
Flowers - non branded
rest of stuff from stash ..
The sun is out here so I might venture out today, Have a great Sunday
Caroline xx


1 Tilda 2 Challenges

I have combined a couple of challenges this week Just Magnolia has a colour theme this week of Pink And Green and I liked the simplicity of the sketch on Papertake Weekly which I flipped to suit my stamped image. There are great entries already on both challenge blogs as well as great inspiration from the DT Image coloured with distres inks Flowers -Prima and retro flower punch Brads - Making Memories DP- K&Co Punches -Fiskars Sentiment Stamp- Xellacrafts Hope you are all having a lovely weekend Caroline xx


DU2DS Friday Challenge Things With Wings

Great challenge this week at DU2DS Friday Challenge and as the title states "Things With Wings" the challenge is open to lots of interpretations. I took the title literally and made a butterfly! I thought I would try something different and a little out of my comfort zone. Printing On Acetate! I would like to say it was easy but i struggled to get the acetate through my printer lol, I eventually managed it by attaching it to a sheet of white paper. So I changed the colour of the butterfly and added a little drop shadow (psp) then printed multiple images on the acetate. I then cut out the main image and then two layers of the wings. I glittered the wings on the underside and when that had dried I attached the wings to the butterfly with silicone and let that dry.
I used pearl papers that I ran through my Bug to emboss, cut the circles with nesties and the scallops are punched with Fiskars threading water scalloped punch. The flowers are punched with the retro flower punches and the flourish and bookplate are sizzix dies. I attached the butterfly when dried and Voila! I really like this card but how ever many times I tried I could not get a decent piccy, It is much more vibrant in the flesh! Have a fab weekend and I hope you will be joining us this week at DU2DS
Oh, if you like the butterfly digi stamp you can get it here


Penny Black Saturday Challenge 45- A Sketch

There is a great sketch to follow this week on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge I needed a card for a friends birthday so followed the sketch for my card. There are some fab entries already, well worth a looksy.. Stamp.. Penny Black, watercoloured with distress inks. DP's ..Laura Ashley, Flowers...Prima, non branded and punchies. Ribbon from stash. Brads .. making memories


Tilda Again !

But she is such a cutie

I thought I would enter the first challenge of the new Just Magnolia challenge blog run by Bev who I know from Crafty Card Scrappers, a craft forum I am a member of. There is a sketch to follow which is always great as it helps plan your card. I wanted sunny colours for this card and I also gave Tilda a sun tan LOL. There is a fab prize on offer so fingers crossed, Hey! I have watercoloured Tilda with a mix of inks and WC pencils, The DP Papers are from ThreadBares store the link is over there ------> I have used my cuttlebug folders for embossing and Nesties to cut the circles. The flowers are a mix of Prima,Punchies and Non branded that I altered the colours with ink. The sentiments stamp is from a See D set the rest is just from stash....


Magnolia V Stampavie Challenge Wk21 Sketch

Hi all hope you are having a lovely weekend, they sun is out here so I will be venturing outside today :0) I decided to have a go at the sketch challenge over at Magnolia Vs Stampavie this week. The sketch had been provided by the talented Michelle and there is a super prize of two gorgeous stamps provided by Stampavie . Why not pop over and look at all the fab DT cards for some inspiration?

Stamps; Tilda with bow sitting and Fence (Xelacrafts), coloured with distress inks,Papers: K&Co, all other bits and pieces from stash


Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 3 Pink and Green

I just loved this weeks theme for Dare You To Digi Stamp Challenge 3 Pink and Green. The colours are so fresh and pretty. There is also a prize on offer this week of two single digi stamp downloads for the randomly selected winner, one from Sketching Stamper and one from Sandra Dry Digital Designs. Hope you can join our ever growing challenge junkies this week, we do enjoy looking at all your fab creations. Remember, we need to see a digi image used and also the colour theme Pink and Green to be in with a chance of winning this week. I have used Rosabella Sitting and coloured her with watercolours and distress inks with added glitter, of course all fairies have to sprinkle fairy dust, lol. The papers are downloads not sure who's as I have had them an age. the flowers are punched attached with glittered brads, except the large one which I made myself and then added a punchie and a paper rose. I picked the ribbon up from the local market it's so pretty. I used my new Nesties to cut out Rosabella and then I pricked the edges, added faux stitching and inked around the edges. The theme is carried on on the inner too but the pic I took was rubbish so did not upload it. Have a great weekend! Caroline xx

Truly Scrumptious Edwin

This card is for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge where there is a fab sketch to follow by the very talented Michele and the theme is a card for a child. It is my best friend's little boy's birthday soon so this card should fit the bill. I also decorated the inner.

Crafty Recipe: Magnolia stamped image, watercoloured with Distres Inks and WC pencils. DP,s Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies. Sizzix "too cool", brads and sentiment stamp from stash


Easter Bunnies ~ Paper Take Weekly Challenge

Oh My! I'm late again with my entry for the Papertake Weekly Challenge. Any way this is my take on the sketch this week. The DP's are Dovecraft, Bunny Stamp aquired in a swap coloured with watercolour pencils and Whispers Markers, cut out with Nestability Dies, Flowers and sentiment stamp from stash Hope you all had a choctastic relaxing Easter Caroline xx


One Tilda - Two Challenges

This card is for two challenges Cute Card Thursday challenge 55 where the the theme is marshmallow and chocolate (brown and pink) and Truly Scrumptious challenge 4 Flower Power where there is also a sketch to follow. I used my Tilda stamp she is such a cutie and coloured her with a mix of water colour pencils and distress inks. I destressed the oval with a craft knife and washed a sepia colour over it and around the edges. The brown swirly DP is from Threadbares store the pink one is from a local craft shop and not sure of the maker, flowers are non branded and punched, pearls bought from Ebay. Ribbon and brads from stash

"Bling" DU2DS Challenge No.2

Wow its Friday again and time for challenge No.2 at DU2DS Last weeks challenge went brilliantly with lots of fantastic entries. This weeks challenge is "Bling" this is perfect for me as I love glitter. My son and partner are forever saying "Do you know you have glitter on your face?" LOL. Inky fingers and glittered face, its all part of being a crafter. On to my card I love this sweet image that is part of a digi stamp set from Grab a Doodle Do and she is called Lizzie. I coloured her with distress inks and cut her out using my Bug and Nesties. I used stickles glitter on her wings and wand as well as her shoes.

I use card stock from the Paper Mill and the DP is Laura Ashley Flowers are Prima, Red ribbon, gems and pearls are from my stash. I got the cute little pearl star from Sparklybits that i put on Lizzies wand. I die cut the name Jo on my bug as my son wanted to give this card to his girlfriend. I stickles that also ;0) Hope she likes glitter .... Hope you can join us for this weeks challenge

Caroline xx


Friday Sketchers Challenge 46 , A little bird told me!

This week the sketch over at Friday Sketchers has been provided bythe talented Heidi AND there are two fab Whimsy Stamps up for grabs. Go check it out! I love the little bird image I used on my card i'm not sure who it is by as I recieved it in a swap from the lovely Clare thanks hun Papers are by Making Memories Funky Vintage Collection Sentiment made in Word Punch -Fiskars brown linen card and ribbon from stash


Sketch Saturday Sketch 45 My Easter Bunny

Over on Sketch Saturdays Blog the sketch this week has been provided by Tracie it's a lovely simple sketch, just what I like lol. I needed an Easter card so decided to theme this card for that purpose. I wanted a cute bunny but did not have a stamp so I drew it by hand, not bad for a beginner hey? I coloured it with my Whispers Markers (I now wish I had watercoloured instead!) I'm not too sure what make the DP is all I know that It is called Plaid. I used a clear sakura to make the bunnies nose have an embossed feel. I used a Fiskars punch for the scalloped ribbon and flowers and pearls are from stash.
Why not pop over to Sketch Saturday and check out the super DT's creations
Caroline x
PS....I have scanned the bunny into my computer and you can now download the image HERE ;0) I hope you have fun using the Digi Stamp.


Colour Create Challenge Card

Well I'm a bit late with my entry and the pic is a bit crappy lol but ,hey, I'll still enter it. The theme this week on the colour create challenge blog is lilac and blue with the option to use swirls and ribbons also. well I did not use any ribbon but had swirls on the DP and on the cute digi images hair. The cute image is a digi download stamp from Pollycraft that I watercoloured and added stickles. The butterflies are rub on's and flowers are Prima and non branded. The DP is K&CO


Friday Challenge No.1 Dare U 2 Digi Stamp

Well here is my first card for Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Friday Challenge No.1 I was nervous about creating my first ever design team piece but I love the Arum Lilies image and also the Funky Vintage Papers which I have had for a while but not used. This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge and as you can see it is a simple but classic sketch and very easy to follow. I decided to decorate the inners of my card too as well as the back.

The digi stamp used is Arum Lilies from Sketching Stamper Digi Stamps cut and embossed with nestabilities and coloured with Whispers markers, with liquid pearls to add some shimmer. Papers are Making Memories Funky Vintage - Ruby Collection Polka Dot Stripe and Mini Dot.Punches used are Fiskars Scalloped Lace and Small Retro Flower.Flower is Prima Brads, Sentiment Stamp and Ribbon from stash

Hope you will join us over at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Friday Challenge this week there is a fantastic prize up for grabs for the winner selected at random.