Monday, October 31, 2011

Celebrate your Day!

Supplies:  Glittered pp - Kaisercraft, Kraft card - Papermania, Stampin up 
Butterflies die, embroidery floss, button - PTI, Memento Black Tuxedo ink, 
X-Cut scallop border punch, machine stitching, 
adhesive and pop dots.

I know I should probably be sharing a spooky or haunting card today ... anyhow!!! none made/all shared already! sooooooo

Here's a quick card share for today - it's a three day holiday here in Ireland - yipee!

A Birthday card made using some Kaisercraft googies and the wonderful Stampin' Up butterfly die.  Yeap, still absolutely adore this die.

Simply Stampin' Challenge - Sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rain, winds and all that jazz!

Photo taken with my iphone! Friday afternoon
 Lots of rain here this morning accompanied by high winds. Last day of October League Racing - so hubby has headed off to the high seas!!!

Jazz Festival has started and the city is filled with jazz fans. Caught some jazz yesterday on the street while running errands.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend - it's a three day weekend here in Ireland and the schools are closed for the week for mid-term break.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Paperplay - Halloween/Witches!

Supplies:  Make it crafty digi - witchy wanda, BG pp - Eerie, Fiskars Upper 
Crest border punch, BG Jovial buttons and buttons from stash, copics, 
pop dots, embroidery floss, black ribbon by Paperchase, Boo sentiment 
from Papermania and tombow runner adhesive.

Another Paperplay Challenge today - this week we want to see Halloween / Witches.

We are very kindly sponsored by Make It Crafty and I got to play with this fun digi "Witchy Wanda".  

Check out what the rest of the DT created right here.

Sentimental Sundays - Halloween with a sentiment
Basic Grey Challenges - Autumn/Fall/Halloween
Skipping Stones Design - Sketch Challenge

Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Look who's TWO!

Supplies:  Fluffy digi by Pollycraft, pp K & Co,  glittered chipboard - 
American Crafts, copics G14, RV14, kraft card base by Anita's.

Whilst creating the wedding card for yesterday's post I noticed that the Challenge this week on Pollycraft Monday Challenge was "girls, girls, girls".  I knew I had to print out "fluffy" and do a girly monster card.

I just adore Fluffy - I tried to leave him looking "fluffy" when colouring him with copics.  Don't have a recipient for this card yet - just makes me smile, so I will add it to my stash!.
 (Message on the inside - also from Pollycraft)

Thanks so much for peeking, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wedding Congratulations

Supplies:  Digital image - Cuthbert & Kiki Wedding - Pollycraft, 
Quickutz cookie cutter circle dies, Spellbinders scallop die, 
stick pins - Making Memories, Computer generated greeting - Aquarelle, 
Scrubble, Diamond stickles - Ranger industries, white ribbon - 
Paperchase, X-Cut scallop border, textured grey cardstock - Papermania, 
special vellum glitter embossed paper - Papermania, vellum adhesive, 
card blank by Anita's, copics C1, C3, C5 and popdots.

Quick card share today - used one of Paula's fab digis - available over on Pollycraft here.

The glitter on the underlaid vellum isn't very evident in this photo but is really very glittery!  I matched the image by using diamond stickles on the bride's headpiece and flowers.  Used my copics for shading - kept the colour on the image to a minimum.

Raised the sentiment/greeting off the card with dimensional adhesive (pop dots!)

Creative Craft Challenges - Congratulations
Forever Friends - Use an animal

Thanks so much for peeking, hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Season's Greetings

Supplies:  MME Lost and Found Christmas pp and die cut, Tim Holtz 
Tattered leaves die, Papermania kraft card blank, tea dye distress ink and 
blending tool, BG Jovial button, emroidery floss, pop dots, adhesive, cork 
and machine stitching.

You will probably realise that I am loving the "Lost and Found Christmas" range by MME and the second thing at the top of my "hit parade" is cork!  It's yummy, soft, pliable and goes through my Big Shot like butter.

Added a leaf to this die cut after inking all the edges with tea dye and machine stitching to the kraft card blank.  


 Christmas Inspirations - Die cuts or punches
Crafting When we Can - Christmas

Thanks so much for peeking.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cupcake - Get Well!

As you know the challenge that kicked off on Paperplay yesterday was - Cupcake!.  So I decided to make another card using kraft, some stamps, one punch and very cute ribbon by May Arts (BT-90).

The wonderful sentiment and cupcake/border are all by Waltzingmouse Stamps - you can find them here.

Thought that this would be a good card to send someone with some homemade treats to cheer them up.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a "sweet" weekend.!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Paperplay - Cupcake!

Supplies:  Pink Petticoat digi image and sentiment - Cupcake, Quickutz 
scallop square die, Big Shot, red ribbon from Tesco, Cosmo Cricket pp, Canson Black 
cardstock, Anita's card blank, pop dots, glossy accents, diamond stickles, 
copics - Y000, W0, W03, R27, G9,  tea dye distress ink and blending tool.

This week's challenge over on Paperplay Challenges is "Cupcake".  We are very kindly sponsored this week by Little Darlings.  Be sure to check out what my teamies came up with right here.

I decided to make a fun holiday card featuring a cupcake with the adorable sentiment "Sweet Christmas Wishes". The sentiment and image is available from Pink Petticoat here.

Die Cuttin Divas - Any type of dessert

Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Moxie Fabber of the Week

When I got an email from the wonderful Cath Edvalson of  Moxie Fab World recently I thought she must have mistyped the email address of someone she was actually looking for!!! but shock, horror... no - it t'was me she wanted as a "Moxie Fabber of the Week".  So I did a restrained happy dance ('coz I still reckoned she must have made a mistake!) and replied.

And here we are October 10th, 2011 and I am featured this week over on - where else but Moxie Fab World.  So you will be staring at my mugshot headshot all this week on the sidebar of their blog - woohoo!  Let the happy dance commence.

And then comes the pressure - what card do I post on this auspicious day?

I reckoned it had to be a "thank you" card.  
I am entering this card into one of the Moxie Fab World current challenges - "Textured to perfection" - check out the details here.  Lots of texture on this card - cork, dry embossing, layered sentiment etc.

Thank you to Cath for featuring me, thank you to Moxie Fab World and Papercrafts Connection for the daily inspiration and wonderful challenges/features.  Lastly a HUGE thank you to you my fellow crafters who give me daily feedback on my cards, words of encouragement, support and friendship.  

I treasure and thank you all.  Hope you all have a blessed week.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thinkin about ya!

Supplies:  Summer Fairy Finna Digital image by Mo Manning, Sentiment by 
Waltzing Mouse Stamps, pp by Martha Stewart - Travel mat pad, copics, memento black 
tuxedo ink, Quickutz cookie cutter circles, glossy accents and runner adhesive.

I needed to let a friend know I was thinking of her and had this image all coloured and "glossed" and decided it would be perfect themed with the reflective pp by Martha Stewart.
You can see that I added some glossy accents to the wings after colouring for added dimension. I think this fun sentiment is just perfect with this image because it really looks like Finna is thinking about you!

Thanks so much for peeking - hope you are having a great weekend.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jolly! - Holiday Card

Supplies:  Penny Black Star inspired flower stamp (4156K), SRM sentiment sticker
Spellbinders Labels 14 dies, mini bells, gold organdy ribbon by 
Europa Imports Inc, Kraft cardstock, MME Lost and Found Christmas 
6x6 pp and ribbon, machine stitching, Doodlebug gems, Copics - R22, R35 and 0, 
pop dots, tea dye distress ink and blending tool.

A few weeks ago Penny Black featured a wonderful tutorial by Jill showing partial colouring of an image.  I decided to try this technique with this fun star inspired stamp on a Holiday Card.

I added an SRM sentiment sticker and used a fab (new to me!) PB stamp - star inspired.

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Bling

Quick post today as I seem to be playing catch up this week!.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day 2011

Supplies:  Penny Black musical background stamp, Dark Chocolate 
Cardstock and buttons - PTI, ribbon by MemrieMare/Etsy, embroidery floss, 
cork, Tim Holtz on the edge scallop die and leaves die, Flowers by Prima Marketing, 
Walnut stain and tea dye distress inks and blending tool. 

 Happy World Card Making Day and welcome to my blog.
Did you know that the origin of exchanging handmade greeting cards can be traced all the way back to ancient Chinese culture.
Today we celebrate World Card Making Day and there is a blog tour list here that you can visit to see who is taking part in this big celebration.
Hope you have a fun day and get some time to craft and create today.  I am attending a Canon Photography course this morning and a night shoot tonight - can't wait!

Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating WCMD 2011 with me.  Catch ya later!
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