Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For Cath (sans CHA) With Love Blog Hop

Cath Edvalson of Moxie Fab World was unable to go to CHA this year as she has a shoulder injury.  She told her story on Moxie last week - you can read her post here.

Virginia Lu and Lorena Cantó decided it to thank her for "bringing us all to CHA with her for the past number of years and to cheer her up" - to have a SURPRISE blog hop called "For Cath (sans CHA) With Love". 
Supplies:  Poorly Chester digi from Tales from Pollycraft, sentiment - 
Waltzingmouse stamps, copics, machine stitching, pp Kaisercraft -
Class of 87 collection, buttons from stash, tea dye distress ink 
and blending tool, 6x6 card blank and roller adhesive - Tombow.

Here's my card for Cath - wishing her a speedy recovery. 

You can see the blog hop roll here on Virginia Lu's blog.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a wonderful day.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday

Supplies:  Kissing Booth pp - Basic Grey, Canson rose cardstock, 
Sentimental birds - Sweet Stamp shop, Frame it Sentiment - Waltzingmouse 
Stamps, X-Cut corner punch L, Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Adirondack 
Earthtones - Cranberry ink, border punch - Martha Stewart 
and gems for stash.

When I saw this sheet of paper in the Kissing Booth 6x6 stack yesterday I knew I had to buy it.  Love the colours!.  Decided to crack it open along with my new stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop - Sentimental birds to make some Birthday Cards.

Charisma Cardz - Pretty in Pink
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Striped Paper
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for peeking - hope you have a great day.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Giveaway over at Purple Onion Designs

Michele is having a giveaway on her blog - the deadline is Wednesday January 25th at 11pm PST.  Quick... go check it out here.  One comment per person - but more comments more goodies!! - spread the word.

Sorry I have not been posting on my blog - I have been busy with some stuff and trying to fit a quick swim into my mornings before the daily madness!

Don't worry - I will be back shortly.  I have been crafting just haven't had time to post.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ribbons Every Which Way

 Supplies:  Papermania Ribbon, buttons from stash, SRM sentiment 
sticker in white, machine stitching, Anita's kraft card blank.

Paperplay Challenges day and this week the challenge is "Ribbon every which way" and we are kindly sponsored by the Ribbon Girl.

I used ribbon scraps from the "same family" and stitched them directly to the kraft cardstock.  Then I added buttons to the top so they look like flowers.  I adhered the ribbon and hey presto - clean and simple (well... relatively!) card done.

I wanted to show you what you can do with some ribbon scraps - hope you have a few minutes to check out what my teamies made here.

Card A Day - Thanks

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day (and maybe some time to take part in our challenge this week).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome Little One!

Supplies:  Noah's Ark digi - Jane's Doodles, pp - Nancie Rowe Janitz collection 
Fancy Pants Designs, computer generated sentiment, copics, pop dots, Ocean 
Tides ribbon and button - PTI, Spellbinders Labels One,  machine stitching,
6x6 card blank - Anita's, embroidery floss and roller adhesive.

Friends of ours just added a beautiful baby boy to their family.  We are so thrilled for them.  Made this card to include in a package I am mailing today.

I used Jane's wonderful digi from Squigglefly called Noah's Ark to create this fun baby card.  I rotated/ flipped the image horizontally to "make a change".

I coloured the image using copics to reflect the colours in the patterned paper.  Adhered layers using pop dots after tearing and machine stitching!
I know that the boat hull looks bright in the photo - it isn't that vivid in real life! 

I am entering this card into the Moxie Fab World - Cool Tools Week - Die Cutting Challenge (have you seen the fun challenges that Cath has going over on Moxie at the moment?).

Other Challenges
Squigglefly - Button it up
Whimsie Doodles - new event in life (BABY!)
Creative Craft Challenges - the colour blue
Cardabilities (sketch below)
Thanks so much for peeking - hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

Monday, January 16, 2012

You're a wee dote!

Supplies:  TGF - Forest Friends rubber stamp, Sentiment - Frame it set 
Waltzingmouse Stamps, copics, Memento black tuxedo ink, 
Anita's A6 Card Blank, adhesive.

dote - shower with love; show excessive affection for; i.e. Grandmother dotes on the twins"

I love the term "dote" - it is a real term of endearment and is frequently used in Ireland.  So when I saw that Claire Brennan of Waltzingmouse Stamps had included it in her "Frame It" set, I knew I had to have it!.

I teamed it up with this adorable critter from the Forest Friends set by The Greeting Farm.  I fussy cut it out and then layered it on an A6 Card blank.

The Squirrel and The Fox - Critters
Wags 'n Whiskers - White on White +one colour (grey)!
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
TGF Farm Fresh Challenge - Let's get Sentimental

Thanks for peeking - hope you had a great weekend.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I {heart} you!

Supplies:  Hearts on the Brain PDF by BacktoPaper.com, 4x4 card blank - Anita's,  
copic, glossy accents.

Fun, quick {heart} card.  

I found this fun Freebie PDF called "Hearts on the Brain" on Linda's blog called "Back to Paper".  I printed the image directly onto a (mini card) 4x4 card blank and then spot coloured just the heart.  

I added glossy accents and job done!
 I entered this into the Wee Memories Mini Card Challenge.

Thanks for peeking - hope you are having a great day.

Edited to add (I got an honorable hoot!) woohoo

Friday, January 13, 2012

Make a wish!

Supplies:  OA Happy Day rubber stamp - The Greeting Farm, pp - Bubblegum 
Hill Collection Kaisercraft, die cut element (tab) - Bubblegum Hill collection, 
A6 card blank Anita's, copics YR000, E33, YR68, E18, E77, E57, RV69, Y38, 
RV29, 0, YG91, BG23, Memento Black Tuxedo ink, pop dots, machine 
stitching, sentiment - SRM sticker, and roller adhesive.

A fun, bright, cheery card for a dull, grey Friday the 13th!.

I had this Greeting Farm image -  "Amelia" stamped, fussy cut out and sitting on my desk.  I grabbed some copics last night and coloured her having made the card base for her to "sit" on.   Hope you don't need sunglasses to view this one! LOL!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Spots/Stripes
Flutter by Wednesdays - Bright Colours (butterflies on pp)
Anything Goes - Anything goes at Anything goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes

Hope you have a wonderful Friday and upcoming weekend.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Get Well Soon!

Supplies:  Poorly Chester digi from Tales from Pollycraft, Freebie sentiment 
from Marit (scrap-a-licious-times blog)  , copics, machine stitching, 
pp Kaisercraft - Class of 87 collection, dark blue textured cardstock - 
Papermania, pop dots, roller adhesive - Tombow,

A quick card share today - my brother has been unwell and I created this card whilst thinking of him (it's not the card I am sending as I feel it is probably more appropriate for a younger person!).  Not saying he's not young.... but he is my older brother! LOL!

The sentiment is by Marit and is a freebie and is the perfect match to Poorly Chester digi from Pollycraft. 

Entering my card into this week's challenge on Simon Says Stamp - "spots and/or stripes".

Other Challenges
Paper Makeup Stamps - Get Well (must use digi)

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

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

Supplies:  Penny Black - Stuck on you stamp set, computer generated sentiment - 
font scrubble, copics, Spellbinders star dies, purple cows guillotine, pop dots, black memento ink
and two A6 white card blanks.

Happy New Year everyone - thank you so much for your visits/encouragement and support during 2011.  Let's hope 2012 is fun of fun, laughs, friendships and some papercrafting thrown in for good measure!

It's Paperplay Challenge time again - and this week our theme is "Happy New Year" or as it is a new year we would like to see you create a project with the theme of NEW year/baby/job/house/etc 

Use something new from your stash. Now's your chance to show us what Santa brought you :) .  We are very kindly sponsored by Simon Say Stamp.

 I created my card by printing the computer generated sentiment directly on to a card blank and a scrap card blank.  I ran the second one through my Big Shot using a star die by Spellbinders.  I also cut additional stars using some smaller dies.  Lots of layers with pop dots to create dimension.  I left the stars plain - was tempted to add some stickles... but decided against it in the end!

My little guys are still on school holidays - so my time at my computer is limited.  I am keeping up to date using my phone but it's not the same for leaving comments!  Normal routine will resume next week.

Simon Says Stamp - New Something
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with "new" as a theme
Color Throwdown - colors

 Thanks so much for stopping by.  Check out the other DT creations here.
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