Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

This week is ANYTHING GOES at The Paper Shelter Challenge, so I decided to make a waterfall card with some cute girly TPS images.  I cropped the images so the faces are the main focus and fitted in the squares nicely.  I used the following images (I have included links to the appropriate area in the shop)

The papers are digital papers and the cardstock is SU Cameo Coral.  Hope you will come over and join in with us at the Paper Shelter Challenge, remember you may use any image you like and the theme is anything goes.

I am entering this card in the following challenges...
Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel Challenge - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Digi Images
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Interested in sharing the love?????? Blog love that is????

I have posted a thread on Splitcoast stampers about starting a blog group to share the bloggy love, very sad as so far there are only 2 members.  If you would like to make some new bloggy friends and see some pretty papercraft projects in the process you can join up HERE

Monday, 28 November 2011

Waving Thank You...

Ok it is getting harder and harder to come up with post titles these days, for newcomers to my blog you may wonder why???? She has only been blogging for a few months!!!!  Well actually this is my 3rd blog, for some reason my blogs seem to crap out and freeze up or delete themselves after 2 years, I think I am cursed.   So yeah it is getting a bit harder to come up with titles after 4 years.

I made this card this morning..........
 The image is called Winnie and she is from Krista Smith at Saturated Canary.  I followed a sketch from THAT CRAFT PLACE challenge and the challenge at The Saturated Canary Challenge is ANYTHING GOES so I am entering that too.

Here is a little close up of my colouring and the image, I am definitely getting alot better with my prisma pencils which is FANTASTIC!!!!

 And here is a little close up of the flags, just for fun coz I love how glittery and cute they are :)  The stamps are from heroarts and are actually meant to be put away for Christmas for me from the kidlets.  hmmm that's the problem when you buy your own Christmas gifts and you LOVE
The paper is from a cool set of digi papers called Mini Flowers by SherylK and they are totally my fav colours, there are another 9 cute designs in the set, very cute.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges.....
Craft Your Days Away - Buttons & Bows
Hiding in my Craft Room - Holiday, Any Holiday (She has a caravan, so she is obviously on holiday)
The Hybrid Chick - Make it Sparkle
Cropstop - Be Thankful
Paperplay - Being Thankful
Cardmakin Mamas - Sentiments
Allsorts - Pennants or Bunting

Thanks loads for dropping by, Have a fantastic day :)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Some Fancy Folding............

I'm here today with a few cards to share that may impress your non-crafty friends as they look harder to make than what they are.
First up we have a Waterfall Card, you can find tutorial for this onsplitcoast stampers , but I found it REALLY hard to follow and suggest follow this easy to follow video on YouTube.......

Front view as it would arrive in the mailbox :)
The bottom being slowly pulled to create the "waterfall" of images...
Side view of images being pulled down.....
Cool huh???? And pretty simple to make once you get the score lines figured out.  I have used papers from MM Twinkle 8x8 paper pack,  I love the colours in this collection, bright but traditional.  I have also used"December 25" clear stamps by KaiserCraft  for my images.
Next up is a simple Gate fold card........
Front view closed
Half open so you can see the split.....
 I didn't get a photo of the inside which is all decorated as the batteries went flat in my camera.  I have used a precoloured image on this card which makes things even easier, it is called "Santa is coming" and is available from The Paper Shelter as both a line and precoloured image.  I have then added highlights with my faithfull  stickles, I don't think I can make a card without using these little lovelies.
I am entering this card in the following Challenges.......
Heidi's Hobbies - Bling & Sparkle
Tiffany Doodles - Glitter & Sparkles
And last but certainly not least we have a kickstand card....
As it would arrive in the mail......
And standing on it's "stand"
I have used the MM Twinkle papers again for this one and added a die cut doily which was cut with THIS Cheery Lynn die.  I have used the December 25 clear stamps again along with some flowers in the corner blinged up a bit with stickles.  The precoloured image ( Santa's Cute Helper from THE PAPER SHELTER) has been cut out with a label die in my cuttlebug.
I am entering this card in the following challenges....

So that is a wrap for me for this time, hope there is something here to inspire you a little

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Thanks Geoff!!!!

I made this little cutie for Geoff who works with Andrew at Hatuma, he sent us a lovely Peter Rabbit book for  William and a lovely book that is a true story about a puppy called HERBERT for the other  little Forsyths to congratulate them on their new brother.  The thing that is so surprising is that Geoff is unmarried & lives on his own!  I was so blown away particually when I opened the books up and he had written a lovely paragraph in each one.  What a great guy, and just so you know he was until recently single, a great catch for the lucky lady that has snaffled him I think.  The image is from PollyCraft and I have used their Sketch from the challenge for my card.  


Here is a close up of my blinged up star, coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils and then covered with Tattered Angel Glimmerglam in Pixie Dust which gives it awesome shine and bling.

And here is a close up of the coloured image, I am regretting having left my copics gathering dust for a while since I have gotten my prismas because used together and then blended over with OMS the results are awesome.

I am entering this card in the following challenges including the PollyCraft one I mentioned in my post...........

Cardmakin Mamas - Thanks
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Use a Digi
4 Crafty Chicks - Baby, Baby, Baby
Aud Sentiments - Thank You
Craft Challenge - Cute
Penny's Challenge - Give Thanks
Scrapbook Sisters - Baby Baby
Creative Card Crew - Thankfull
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Bling It On
Cutie Pie Challenge - Use A Charm
icopic - Thankfull
Lexi's Creations - Charming

Thursday, 10 November 2011

A Bit of Christmas Joy

Isn't this such a cute Christmas image???????  It is from Sassy Cheryl and and her name is Reindeer Sally, she is one of this years Christmas releases. I have coloured her using prisma pencils and OMS.  The papers are Belle from last years KaiserCraft Christmas collection, some of which is still available HERE, while you are looking at that at check out the ARTFULL CRAFTS CHRISTMAS SHOP, it is jam packed full of wonderful goodies for all your Christmas projects.

I am also entering this card into the following Challenges.......

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Lucky Lucky Will!

My little Will (Zippy) has been so spoilt!!! He has had many gifts and well wishes dropped in to our home but I really wanted to share a couple of pressies he has recieved from some very generous ladies that haven't even met us in "real" life.
Firstly a gift from my friend Julie in the UK who I met through blogging and we are now on the SGC DT together...........

And next this gorgeous set of a handmade album & bibs sent by Lindsay March who I am on the Artfull Crafts DT with.......

The kindness of  my blogging and crafting friends never ceases to amaze me and it really restores faith that people are good and kind!

Monday, 7 November 2011

My Little Spotty Dot.........

My poor poxy baby, Jodie is covered in spots all over.  Through her hair on her neck and face, all over her body.  Makes me so sad.  I am using bio oil on her nose and cheeks so they don't scar, fingers crossed it works.

Okay since this post gets lots of hits I am guessing it is either people trying to determine which illness their child has or if Bio Oil works so..........

The bio oil worked great, no scars apart from one small one by her ear. I did not use it on the open sores until they healed over.

Jodie had Chicken Pox, they healed quite quickly and we found if she got too hot more spots would appear.

Friday, 4 November 2011

One Sheet Wonders...........

Hi, here with a sample of some super quick and easy cards made from a one sheet wonder template.  A one sheet wonder is a template that you print off either onto your paper or onto a separate sheet of photocopy paper and score onto your patterned paper.  You can find instructions and the template here

Here are the sheets of cardstock ready for me to cut down plus the leftover strip from my 12 x 12 paper, red & green candy cane strip by Best Creations

Here are my pieces cut up and on the template sheet so I can keep track of them :)  Tricky hey?

Here is my first card which uses a background stamp, a brown ink pad,Best Creations expressions chipboard,  kaisercraft flowers and akaisercraft pearl brad

The next card uses a border punch, a strip of bling, KaiserCraft Flowers,Best Creations Chipboard and a pearl brad from MME Lost & Found Christmas Decorative Brad pack

This one again uses Best Creations ChipboardBrown Grosgrain ribbon, some velum Christmas embellies I found in my drawer and a bling strip.

And the last of my samples, chipboard hearts, cosmo cricket letters, organza ribbon and some bling strip cut up into single gems.

Hope you get some inspiration from these, they are really easy and lots of fun to make up and you don't need a lot of supplies.  Thanks for looking and let me know what you think :)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Southern Girls Challenge - Can You Feel The Music??????

This time the challenge over at Southern Girls Challenges is to create a project inspired by music or a song.  Jodie loves dancing and whenever she starts dancing I think of the Men in Hats song "Dance if you want to", you should check out the literal version on You Tube it is hysterical! I haven't laughed as hard in ages.  So anyway I have completely digressed.... we have 3 fabulous sponsors, sassy studio designs, Joanna Sheen and Meljens, the girls that have made cards have used images provided by our wonderful sponsors to make sure and stop by the challenge blog to check them out.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Paper Shelter Christmas Fun Challenge

This week at The Paper Shelter Challenge we want to see Christmas Fun in your cards.  Leaves it pretty open aye.  I have used "Warm In The Winter" available from The Paper Shelter and coloured with Prisma pencils.  The papers are from Christmas Kitchen (or something like that) stack from DCWV the sentiment is an acetate  page from MM Mistletoe Journalling Pad, the ribbon was from SU I don't know if it is still available and the bling is from the 1, 2, 3 dollar shop.  I punched down the side with a fiskars border punch.
Hope you will come and link up your Christmas Fun card with us at The Paper Shelter Challenge.

I am also entering my card in the following challenges......
By the Cute & Girly - Christmas Girls
Crafters Companion - Let it Snow
Creatalicious Challenges - Distress Your Edges
Cupcake Craftroom - Sweet Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Bling
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Christmas Red
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas theme