Saturday, July 31, 2010

Congratulations Card

Made this card with the wonderful digital kit "Watercolours" by Jen Martakis.  Printed the image on some pp from the kit, machine stitched around the edge.  Added red gems and a red ribbon bow and stamped the sentiment.
 Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you have a great day.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Just logged on and saw that I am a Pollycraft Favourite!!! woohooo!!!! All I know!!! is that Paula is just a wonderfully talented and kind person - did you see the wonderful freebie for this week's challenge - be sure to check it out HERE.

Thanks so much Paula - loved featuring on the Pollycraft Monday Challenge as much as taking part.  Be sure to check out the wonderful offer Paula is running on her digis here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Paperplay - "Anything goes!"

This week's challenge over on Paperplay is set by the fabulous Julie.  She has set the challenge - "anything goes!" so it's easey peasey this week!.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  Be sure to check out their wonderful shop here and blog here.
I got this wonderful digi by Claire back last March to take part in a hop but unfortunately ran out of time and never managed to use it.  So it is the perfect opportunity to showcase her wonderful work.  I thought this card would be a lovely good luck card/ wedding card to send someone overseas with an Irish link!

Hope you get a chance to play along with Paperplay this week - remember - "Anything goes!".

Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday

Quick card share - I made this using one of Paula's wonderful digital images.  I cut it out, coloured with copics and added glossy accents to the icing on the cupcake.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I used Spellbinders Labels 8 and scalloped Circles Large to die cut the Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock.  Added various sized gems in pink.

Thanks for peeking and I hope you have a great day.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthdays are the best!

Another card made with the wonderful digital kit by Jen Martakis called Watercolours.  This time I changed out the thread on the sewing machine to match the aqua in the flowers and the cardstock.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the gems are by Hero Arts.  Used the large X-cut corner punch on the sentiment tab.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Raining here this morning... let's hope it stops soon!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Paperplay - Colour combo

 It's Paperplay time again ... and this week's challenge is a colour combo of blue, cream +1 (one other colour of your choice).  This week's challenge is very kindly sponsored by Craft Brulee.
We got some goodies to play with...... some yummy wonderful goodies.... I didn't want to use them!  Thanks Jennifer.  Craft Brulee are very kindly giving the winner of this week's challenge $10 gift certificate.
Here is what I created - I matched the beautiful flower to some textured Papermania cardstock and matched the stitching on the cardstock to the cream ribbon.
I used a cream card blank, pearls and the wonderful ruffled ribbon that Jennifer sent to me.  Sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers and some pearls added.  My extra colour is the black in the sentiment!

Thanks so much for peeking and I hope you will get a chance to play along this week.  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT members creations here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flash those Freebies! Pollycraft challenge

Last week Paula of Tales from Pollycraft asked us all to make a card with one of her freebies - here was mine.  By posting and linking the card she then sent us this ADORABLE freebie called "Tortoise hugs" via email and this week's challenge is "think green!".  I matted and layered this adorable image and paired it with some word art from Create with TLC.  Made this as a Birthday card for a friend who celebrates her birthday the end of this month - so I am also entering it into Pollycraft's Monday Challenge - "Happy Birthday".
Supplies:  Digi image from Tales from Pollycraft, Wordart from 
Create with TLC, Textured cardstock from Papermania, 
Labels 8, CB embossing folder swiss dots, copics and pop dots

I am tossing the idea around in my head of adding glossy accents to both of the turtle shells.... am loving glossy accents at the moment!! LOL!!

Paula - hope you are enjoying your Birthday "week".... oh, did I mention.... the next part of the challenge .... Paula is letting us have a choice of digi (any digi!) from her shop... isn't that so kind.  Paula - thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and thanks for the wonderful freebies.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you are having a good week.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sketch Saturday and Tales From Pollycraft Challenge

Made this card using this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday.  Check it out here.  I made the card to also enter Paula's challenge - Flash those freebies! over on Tales from Pollycraft.  Paula wants us all to make a card using one of her freebies, post it and she will email us a new freebie... who doesn't LOVE freebies?

I used "Flo" who was a freebie on Tales from Pollycraft a few weeks ago.  Paired her with Cosmo Cricket paper, cardstock I ran through a CB embossing folder, I coloured Flo with copics and added lots of tiny pearls.  Am also entering it into the Pollycraft challenge this week - "Bold and Bright!".

Thanks so much for peeking and I hope you find time to "flash those freebies too!".  Hope you are having a great weekend.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cork Week 2010 - what a week!

The week started off with a busy marina, sailors "running repairs" and everyone getting ready for racing. We had amazing weather... from nice wind to not so nice!!.

Cork Week 2010 has proved to be another amazing event - great racing, great entertainment with live bands every night, great buzz on the site, good shopping!!! - unfortunately we have to wait another 2 years for the next one!.

What a piece of footage.... amazing capture by Digby Fox.  Just shows how much fun sailing is!  Hope your week was as much fun as mine!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mami Doodles - new digi released & a freebie

Isn't she a cutie?  This is Emilia in the corner by Elisa of Mami Doodles.  She was released yesterday and is just perfect for those window cards or putting on the edge of a frame.  I created a window in my kraft card blank and cut an insert slightly bigger using my Big Shot and stamped it with a Birthday Greeting.

Smooth gemstones by Hero Arts, copics and Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock were the supplies used.  Be sure to pop over the Mami Doodles where you can get a link for a wonderful summery digi freebie and a freebie from Team Member Vera

Thanks so much for peeking, hope you are having a great week.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Paperplay and Moxie Fab World

Paperplay Challenge time again - and this week is a sketch challenge from the talented leader of our unruly bunch!.... Sandie.  Here is the sketch
This week we are very kindly sponsored by Meljen Designs.  You know how I ADORE Melissa's work and her digis are AMAZING.  I got to play with this wonderful Gruffy Little Gnome.  I decided he looked like he still had his nightcap on, so I teamed it with a piece of beautiful Word Art from Create with TLC
Supplies:  Meljen Designs digital image, PP from Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride, 
Papermania gems, copics, Textured cardstock from Papermania and copics.

I am also entering this into the current Moxie Fab World challenge - Let's do fun and cute!.  I really think this qualifies!!! fun sentiment with a cute image.

Thanks so much for peeking and I hope you get a chance to play along with Paperplay this week.  Be sure to check out all the other DT members creations here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I do love Fluffy!

Isn't he just the most adorable monster?  I have added googly eyes to him (odd shaped and mis matched googly eyes no less!)
I had a batch of these "fluffy's" coloured, so I added him to a card blank with pop dots and added this wonderful sentiment sticker from SRM stickers.  Just love these stickers.

Was going to enter it into Paula's challenge this week - if you create a card using one of her freebies you get another freebie emailed to you... how cool is that?  Think I bought Fluffy from her shop...oh no!!!!!! will have to make another!  Check out the details here.

But I then realised I can enter it into SRM Stickers current challenge - clean and simple.  Details here.  yipee!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such lovely comments.  Hope you have a great Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On the water!

As some of you know I am involved in Cork Week 2010 as Website Editor and the event kicked off last Saturday with the racing starting yesterday in lovely sunshine with some good wind.  I went out on the Harbour Course and took some shots - lovely to see blue skies and colourful spinnakers in the harbour.
There was some tight racing in the J/109 Fleet - two boats rounding the top mark by Cobh (pictured above).
This is a photo of the winning J/109 yesterday - Jeroboam skippered by local sailor - Rob O'Leary.  Pictured turning the top mark by Cobh (Cobh Cathedral in the background).

I am delighted I managed to get a few hours on the water yesterday as today the weather is grey/gray! and there is a chance of rain!.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Digital Cards - quick and easy!

Sharing two cards today that I made with the kit by the wonderfully talented Jen Martakis called "Watercolours".  I printed the images on top of the pp from the kit and added machine stitching around the edges of both cards in co-ordinating colours.
I added stamped sentiment to both and red gems to the first and Hero Arts smooth gemstones to the second.

I hope to visit as many blogs as I can this week - but I know in advance that it will be tough!.  I have a lot of website content editing to do for Cork Week!.  It started last Saturday and lasts right through until next weekend.  So if I am scarce! you will understand why.  May even get to share some shots I take from "on the water" this week!.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have had a great weekend and wonderful week ahead.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A funny frog card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Here is a card I made using a wonderful image by Paula (Tales from Pollycraft).  It was a freebie a while ago, remember Paula does AMAZING freebies on Friday's, so be sure to check out her site today!.
Supplies: Image from Tales from Pollycraft, WordArt from Create with TLC, 
Papertrey ink ribbon, pp from Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird Range, 
Martha Stewart border punch, machine stitching, 
Quickutz Cookie cutter circle dies, spellbinders scalloped circles large, 
copics, pop dots, glossy accents and googly eyes!

I added wordart from Create with TLC - Times fun when you're having flies!!!!!  - so fun.  Added glossy accents to the frog so that he looks a little shiney!  makes you want to touch him and added googly eyes for the extra bit of fun.  The fly came from my stash, Papertrey Ink ribbon and pop dots!.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Paperplay - "your number is up"

This week's Challenge over on Paperplay is set by the talented DT member Julie and sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.  You could win a $15 store voucher.   The Challenge is as follows - "Your Number's Up" - Could be a child's birthday card, or a big anniversary, whatever it is, your card must feature numbers prominently on it.

I used one of my Greeting Farm images to create a birthday card for a little boy.  I coloured it to resemble the Birthday Boy and added a sticker greeting... super quick and easy.

Hope you get a chance to play along this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love it if you have time to leave me a comment to let me know you visited.  Thanks so much.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tiffany Doodles New Challenge - Birds & Windows - TD02

Welcome to Tiffany Doodles second ever Challenge.  Last month was so much fun and it was great to see so many people play along.
 Supplies: Tiffany Doodles digi, pp from Fancy Pants Designs
(delight by nancie rowe janitz), kraft card blank, 
white gel pen, quickutz cookie cutter circles and copics

I cut two "windows" using my Quickutz circles and Big Shot.  Added pp, coloured the wonderful "birdie wings" images (one of which I flipped in photoshop) available here and added a "delight strip".

Thanks so much for stopping by, don't forget to visit the other members of the Design Team to see their wonderful creations for this challenge.

Remember this challenge runs until the 31st July (winners announced Aug 1st) with wonderful digis on offer - the winner gets 7!.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with this month's challenge - check out the details here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hero Arts - digital kits

Supplies:  Hero Arts digital kits, pp Cosmo Cricket DeLovely range, 
papermania gems, Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock, machine stitching, 
copics, sentiments from Papertrey Ink.

Made these cards using butterflies from these Hero Arts kits HERE and HERE.  I paired them with the new DeLovely papers from Cosmo Cricket (scraps I had after making sets of cards).  Added machine stitching in co-ordinating thread.  I love using kraft cardstock, and have added these cards to my stash!

Hero Arts Challenge theme this month is Food and Travel with the added technique of bookmaking.  Be sure to check it out and play along if you have some time.  I hope to enter this month, fingers and toes crossed! 

Thanks so much for peeking and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Quick and easy digital cards

Just want to share some more cards that I made with the wonderful freebie "Velvet Flower" from Tiffany Doodles and the new DeLovely range from Cosmo Cricket.
I love working with this wonderful digi.  I printed out a sheet full of them, cut them out and then colour them as needed!.

Thanks for peeking.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and for those in the US - enjoy the 4th!.  I miss the celebrations we used to have with friends, fireworks etc. whilst living in the States.  We will do our own celebration here in Ireland for our two little Americans!  Enjoy.

Friday, July 2, 2010

June CCC

So it's June and this month's Card Chain Challenge very kindly organised again by Deborah is in full swing.  This is the card I made to send to my HA Flickr friend, Dream Team team-mate and super talented buddy Fika in Indonesia.  It is very daunting sending Fika a card because she creates the most AMAZING creations.... I couldn't even begin to describe her wonderful masterpieces.  Be sure to check out her blog here.
I based my card on this month's sketch and also incorporated the theme "Friendship".  Fika recently started a new job and I wanted to send her my congratulations.... hence the sentiment.
Supplies: Velvet Flower digi freebie from Tiffany Doodles, HA smooth gemstones, 
Kraft cardstock, sentiment from Papermania, copics, glossy accents and pop dots!

I hope Fika enjoys my card as much as I enjoyed making it for her.
I received a card from a friend in the HA Flickr Group - Dwita in Indonesia.  Look at this wonderful masterpiece - I love it... thanks Dwita.  It has sat on my desk next to me since it arrived.  I just adore the little girl with her pearl centered flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you fancy receiving/sending a card to somewhere in the world - be sure to check out Deborah's blog for the July CCC sign up - you might just make it for this month.  If not.... there is always August!.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Paperplay - "Child/Teenager"

This week's challenge over on Paperplay is "Child/Teenager" and it is set by our ultra talented DT member Liz.  It is very kindly sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps - check out their wonderful goodies here.

I used an image by Sassy Cheryl, coloured it with copics, added glossy accents to the bubble gum, button from Papertrey Ink - Ocean Tides and some die cutting with my Labels 8 nesties.

Thanks so much for peeking.  Hope you have a great day and get a chance to play along with Paperplay this week.
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