Thursday, 15 December 2011

Late design team post Craft US Crazy challenge

Drat these scheduled posts!!  I just don't seem to be able to get them to work so this should have been posted this morning so sorry that it's late ;o)  Well it is time for a Craft US Crazy challenge as a surprise for Christmas ;o)  The theme is Christmas and/or humourous and the sponsor is the amazing

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The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at .

The image I have used is Madison Attitude and I think she is just so cute - I have done a Christmas card

I have used traditional green and red colour theme.  The image is coloured with Spectrum noir alcohol markers - the boots look awful in this photo - not sure why must have been having an off day (what's new LOL)  The papers were free with a magazine and I matted them onto coredinations card.  The ribbon, pins and feathers are from my stash.  The little charm is a Tim Holtz ideaology one.
So why not join in with the challenge and you mught win 5 digi stamps from the Kenny K range ;o)
Take care

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Time for a challenge ;o)

Hello again - and so soon LOL.  Anyway I thought I'd post another card and perhaps enter a challenge too.  So this card is for the Crafter's Companion monthly challenge blog which this month is let it snow ;o)

So I have used one of their SWALK images from the Winter Cheer range;

Thought I would go with traditional red and green so used Spectrum Noirs to colour the image and papers are from SWALK CD no. 3.  I embossed the sentiment with some pearlescent red powder. The pins are from MCS (I think), matted onto some Core'dinations Christmas embossed card.  The ribbon is from my stash and Baker's Twine from here .  I did the inside of the card to match the outside which is my usual way of doing things rather than an insert - I don't know why I prefer this I just do LOL.  I think I want my cards to look handmade rather than aspiring to have my cards look like they are bought from a shop - can't really see the point in that .  Anyway I'll stop wittering now LOL.  Hope you like my card

Sunday, 30 October 2011

I'm such a bad blogger!!

Hello everyone - I am a baaaad blogger!!  I haven't blogged for ages as life just seems to have gotten in the way but I have made a November resolution to blog much more regularly.  I have been busy making Christmas cards/gofts to sell at a craft fair in November and I've also been desperately knitting away trying to make some hand knitted cushions for my mum for Christmas - tryin g to make more gifts this year to keep costs down!  Also my health is still pretty poor but I am trying to carry on regardless of that!.

Anyway I thought I would share a card with you today made with a Crafter's Companion SWALK stamp from the Winter Cheer range.

The image is water coloured witha bit of glitter and flowersoft.  I cut the image out and popped her onto a little paper rosette.  All the papers are from the SWALK CD 3 and the purple card stock is Core'dinations.  The flower is also from the CD and I added some Baker's Twine and a button.  I finished with some Silver Pearlescent PVA from Cosmic Shimmer.
I'll be back soon with some more cards.


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Special offer

Hello everyone, I've got so many Christmas cards to make along with birthday cards and lots of other cards too so I am really busy ;o)  However, I thought I'd give all my Facebook friends and blog followers a treat so there is 10% off all orders over £50.00 on the website . All you need to do is enter the code; OFFER1 at the checkout to get your discount.
I'm hoping soon to be stocking the amazing Octopode Factory stamps plus much more.  I'll be back soon with some cards;o)

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Craft US Crazy challenge

So yet another Craft US Crazy challenge is upon us ;o)

This weeks challenge is Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments!!!!
So lets see what you, altered projects, Christmas, Halloween, whatever you feel like creating...we want to see it!!!
We want all crafters to feel welcome, so if your crafting medium fits our challenge, then we welcome you to join! Whether it be sewing, scrapbooking, altering, cardmaking, candle making, whatever!! We hope you'll be joining us!!

Our sponsor for the first week of our challenge is the one and only.......

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I have done a card which is sort of muted Autumn colours and i=using my favourite embellishment of the moment which is hemp ribbon

The stamp is from the SWALK range available here and is coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens.  The papers are My Minds Eye (I think) and I've matted onto Kraft card.  The hemp ribbon I've rolled into tight swirls which I think are an excellent alternative to flowers when doing a male card.  I love the cute snail LOL.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Craft US Crazy challenge continued...

Well yet again we're into the second week of our fortnightly challenge which is anything goes.  The sponsor for this second half is;

and a lucky winner will receive...
There are some great stamps o this amazing site.  I have used one to make this lovely Christmas card;

I just love this little polar bear ;o)  The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens, the papers are from the Bo Bunny midnight Frost range (which I love but can't get anywhere now )  - the sentiment tag is also from this collection.  I distressed all the edges and used some faded jeans distress ink around the edges.  I backed the papers onto Core'dinations card.  Finally I added some white crinkle ribbon.  Hope you like it ;o)
(Sorry this post is so late - I got it into my head it was Wednesday so I'm running a day late LOL)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Challenge 15 Craft US Crazy - Anything goes in August!!

I can't believe another fortnight has gone already!!  It'll be Christmas soon and I have soooo many cards to make I need to get started!!  Anyway onto the challenge - I really can't believe how many people are entering the CUC challenges every week and the entries are just fab - sorry I haven't been posting comments so much but Blogger is really playing up and won't let me coment but  might have sorted it this week so hopefully...

Anyway, this weeks challenge we continue on with ANYTHING GOES!! 

We want all crafters to feel welcome, so if your crafting medium fits our challenge, then we welcome you to join! Whether it be sewing, scrapbooking, altering, cardmaking, candle making, whatever!! We hope you'll be joining us!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is......

I have used one of Robyn's Fetish great images called Dragonfly days;

The backing card is Core'dinations stock and the papers are Fancy Pants Sweet Spring range.  The tickets are Whimsy stamps on Kraft card.  The ribon and charm are from my stash.  The image is coloured in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  My mum had this card to give to her friend for her birthday - I hope you like it too ;o)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Anniversary card

Hello - yesterday was my wedding anniversary so I thought I'd share the card I made for my wonderful husband ;o)

The stamp is the cute 'Hugs for You' from the Humphrey's Corner range available here . The papers are from K & CO McKenna range and I have distressed them with a paper distresser and Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  The images are coloured with Spectrum Noir pens which I am loving so much.  There are a few 6 pen sets left here !  The buttons I made from chipboard and stuck on some paper then crackled and distressed with Crackle Accents - I added a little string too ;o)  The sentiment is an Anna Griffin one embossed in Gold WOW powder.  Finally the little charm is a Tim Holtz one from his Ideaology range.

I hope you like it (my hubby was chuffed so I'm pleased with it too ;o))


The Craft US Crazy challenge continues ;o)

Hi everyone just a reminder that the Craft US Crazy  challenge continues (I can't get bold font off) this week with everyone's favorite...ANYTHING GOES!!!! That means anything your heart desires!! So let's see what you've, altered projects, Christmas, Halloween, whatever you feel like creating............we want to see it!!!
We want all crafters to feel welcome, so if your crafting medium fits our challenge, then we welcome you to join in the fun! Whether it be........sewing, scrapbooking, altering, cardmaking, candle making, whatever!! We hope you'll be joining us!!

Our sponsor for the second part of this challenge is Di's Digi Downloads
and the prize up for grabs is........
5 free digital images of the winners choice! How cool is that! Be sure to check out their cute, cute, cute images.

I have used a fab image for another card ;o)

Sorry the pictures aren't very good - for some reason the image looks patchy and the colouring looks naff - it looks better in the 'flesh'!
Anyway I used K & Co Bailey papers and coloured the images with Spectrum noir pens.  The buttons are from my stash along with the sentiment stamp and lace.
Hope you can join in over at CUC.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Great Candy from Sheena Douglass

Get over to Sheena's blog for a chance to win fab candy of the set of her Christmas Paint fusion stamps along with a DVD and a piece pf work by Sheena herself.
All you have to do is post about it on your own blog linking back and then leave your link on Sheena's page. 
Can't wait for Friday's launch on Create and Craft TV.


Friday, 5 August 2011

Back so soon ;o)

I'm back again LOL.  I also thought you might like to see a card made for my mum to give to her sister.  I have paint fusioned the picture;

So the card is all black and pink themed and I painted the flowers and the butterfly.  I was inspired by a pastel version Sheena had painted and I am really liking this.  I mad a couple of black and pink flowers too from a Marianne die and added a couple of pins.  I alos embossed around the edge of the picture with brass WOW powder.