31 December 2012

Happy new year

Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 

28 December 2012

House Mouse - Get Well Soon

Just a quick share of a card i have made on my holidays from work, i have treated myself to a few goodies to play with over the next few months and this was one of them - well while there a sale on!.

This one is a get well soon card using a house mouse image!

22 December 2012

Allsorts Week 186/187 - Its as simple as black and white


Its a two week challenge this time at allsorts to allow for the christmas break and this time its brenda's turn to host our challenge which is "its as simple as black and white"

I am fed up of christmas cards now so thought i would use this penny black image in a different way, i got the ballons free with a magazine and for some reason they fell into my hand when i was searching around for inspiration!

So its a balloon ride on a winters day!

Happy Crafting and Happy Christmas

15 December 2012

Lisa B Designs Challenge - Christmas Joy


A last minute christmas card but i do like this decoupage image of the housemouse and his birdy pal - sometimes you just need a quick make and this fits the bill nicely for Lisa challenge this month

Bad time of day for a photo but its been a bit bleak here today

The challenge is here

Stamping Sensations - Treemendous

I had to make a card for my friends birthday so thought i would link it to this months challenge at stamping sensations which is treemendous.  I have used a penny black tree for this one, kept it monochromatic and broken out the sparkle - in fact this could be a contender for next years christmas card!!!

The challenge is here

Week 185 - Oh Christmas Tree

Hi All

This weeks challenge is Oh Christmas Tree so the perfect opportunity for any last minute christmas cards or an early start for next year....

I have used an image by this weeks sponsor a passion for stamps which i think is called christmas rose!

I have made an easel card for this week as its been a little while since i made one - i do love these little cards

Have a good week everyone

8 December 2012

Week 184 - Allsorts - White, Gold plus one other colour

Hi All

This week at allsorts helene has set a colour challenge, which is white, gold and one other colour - i have chosen green (well it is nearly christmas) and i cannot be too predictable with purple!!

I have used a passion for stamps image and a very lovely new die that when i have time needs some serious playing with - i watched a lady demo with it and she made some beautiful shaped cards with it!

We ae sponsored by Stitchy this week

Happy weekend

1 December 2012

Week 183 - Allsorts - Advent

Hi All

The theme this week is Advent and i have used two digi images by digistamp who are also this weeks sponsor

I have cut the images out into tiles, coloured them with pro markers and added a few gems here and there (have a little thing for bling at the moment) and backed them onto some mirri card

Have a good week everyone

29 November 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

I have made a card for my dad using some hunkydory die cuts from the golden oldies range.

Just a quick share

25 November 2012

Owl Be Yours.....

A quick share of a card i have made for my nans friends birthday - she loves owls.

I treated myself to the lapashe cd rom and i love the digi images - looks great with my new die!!

24 November 2012

Week 182 Allsorts - Bring on The Bling

Hi All

This weeks at allsorts we are sponsored by Flonz and the theme is "Bring on the Bling"

My card uses two glamour pusses by flonz and lots and lots of bling!! I kept the image black and white as i think its quite classy! the flourish is great and i need to use it more now i have found it!

Have fun this week

17 November 2012

Week 181 Allsorts - Its a Gift


Another week has flown by, i hope you are all well and enjoy this week challenge which is entitled "its a gift", a few weeks ago i went to a hobby arts workshop and i bought this stamp set there (i do love the hobby arts stamps sets)

I have made a table favour box as i always do them for christmas at home, but is also an ideal size for some jewellery - the stamp is lovely to decoupage

Happy Crafting

10 November 2012

Week 180 - Allsorts - Young At Heart


This week its me hosting the challenge at Allsorts and i have set the theme 'young at heart'

I want to see you make a project for a child or a grown up whos "young at heart", it could be a sentiment or an image or both so unleash your creativity and have fun.....

This week we are sponsored by stitchy stamps and this digi image is called birthday boy

Enjoy this weeks challenge.....

4 November 2012

Penny Black and More - Any Die Will Do!

Hi All

This month i am privileged to be a guest designer at penny black and more who have the theme of any die will do!

I have as you see made a double easel card (my first), i have repeat stamped penny black lace flower and die cut the two circles with nesties, i have also die cut and embossed the butterflies which i think are a darice die (the packaging has long since gone), ive used some gingham card, some digi papers, sparkles, buttons, craftwork sentiments and bobs your uncle or in this case double easel.  Not my usual colour pallet but i fancied some blue for a change!!!

Enjoy this months challenge

3 November 2012

Week 179 - Allsorts - For Men Only

Hi All

Happy Saturday

This week at Allsorts its Sarah's turn to host and she has chosen "for men only"

I have used the image Henry driving from Digistampboutique

Our sponsor this week is Digistampboutique

Happy crafting

28 October 2012

Sir Stampalot Challenge - Punch it!


I really don't know where the time is going at the moment and i am a bit later than i would be getting my entry done for the Sir Stampalot Challenge. 

So down to business!!

This month challenge is to use a punch - i have used a holly punch to meet the brief.  The stamps used are all by Hobby Art and i am also entering this card to their christmas challenge.

The papers are all craftwork cards that i got free with a magazine and i have coloured the image and sentiment with promarkers

You can find the Sir Stampalot challenge here and more info on the Hobby Art chirstmas card competition here

Happy Crafting

27 October 2012

Week 178 - Allsorts - In Stiches


Time is flying by at the moment and we are already on to another challenge at Allsorts, this week it is the lovely Brenda hosting and she has set the theme of  "In Stiches"

The image is by flonz and i would love to have a dress like one of these glamour pusses (and the waist to wear one).  I have used a memory box die cut which a very nice lady gave me :o) - i love this die and will have to get one!

I have added some faux stiching :o)

We are sponsored by Flonz and sir stampalot this week

20 October 2012

Week 177 - Allsorts - Autumn Colours


This weeks challenge is hosted by Helen and its the theme 'Autumn Colours'

I've used a penny black stickeroo as the focal element for this weeks card

This weeks sponsor is crimson cloud

Hope you enjoy this challenge

13 October 2012

Week 176 - Too Cute to Spook


This week is Debs turn to host a challenge and she has set the brief of too cute to spook.  Now i don't believe in halloween and this little guy will never be given as a card however i am looking at him as a fancy dress bear rather than a trick or treater ;o)

The image is by Teddy Bo and he is rather cute, i need to have more of these........still a long way to go with my colouring but its getting there.....

The sponsor this week is Pretty Little Ribbons

Happy Crafting

7 October 2012

Penny Black - Sketch Challenge


I have made a card for the Penny Black monthly challenge, i have used a stickeroo and lots of craftwork cards goodies

The challenge is here

Thanks for looking

6 October 2012

Week 175 - Autumn Leaves and Trees


This week is Jo's challenge and it is Autumn Leaves and Trees.  I have made 2 card for this challenge, the first used a Hobby Art stamp set to make my card - i love the little mouse posting his mail into the mushroom :O)

The second uses the same hobby art set but has a lovely focal image by digistamp boutique called Snoozing Spike!

Our sponsors this week are lets create and digistamp boutique

Hope you enjoy the challenge

29 September 2012

Week 174 Allsorts - Scrapbook Page


Time for another week at Allsorts, this week we have been challenged to produce a scrapbook page

My page is here

Its basic grey papers and embellishments and the image is a family wedding from a few weeks ago.  The sentiment is by digi darla.

Happy Crafting

22 September 2012

Allsorts week 173 - Inspired by a song


This weeks challenge is hosted by Emma and it is "Inspired by a song", i have gone for Have yourself a merry little christmas.

This weeks sponsor is pretty little ribbons.

Have a good week

15 September 2012

Week 172 - Allsorts Challenge - Purple Passion


Well the weeks are whizzing by and its time for me to host my first challenge at Allsorts.  I am excited and nervous in equal measure.

My theme is "PURPLE PASSION" i want to see lots and lots of lovely purple inspired cards :o)

I started out as a quiller and decided to incorporate a couple of flowers into the weeks card

I have used the rudebeckia stamp by tonic, which has been coloured with copics.

This weeks sponsor is Love to Stamp who are offering a $10 voucher

I hope you have fun playing along this week.