27 Feb 2010

Allsorts #41 ~ Mother's Day

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts it is Emma's turn to set the challenge and she has chosen Mother's Day so would like you to create a card/project for your mum or someone who is like a mum to you).  I have made this card for my mum

Our sponsor this week is My Favourite Things who kindly allowed the DT to choose something for their projects this week.  I chose the Simply Spring Dots and Gingham digi papers.

Image ~ Pink Gem Designs Teddy with Rose
Papers ~ Simply Spring Dots/Gingham digi papers
available from My Favourite Things
Flowers ~ Prima
Ribbon and Gems ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Computer

Close up of image

Inside ~ I got the verse from Verses 4 Cards

I am entering this card for the following challenges

Cute Daisy May ~ Flowers
Paperplay ~ For a Mother
Cute Card Thursday ~ Ribbon-Tastic
C.R.A.F.T ~ Ribbon and Sparkle
Crafty Catz ~ Fancy Edge and Ribbon
Magical Crafts Challenge ~ Something for Mum

Chloe had a sleepover at her friend's house last night so it's a little quieter here this morning. My children are both chatterboxes so only having one in the house makes a real difference lol! She won't be back until later this afternoon because her friend's mum is taking them to the cinema.

Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.
23 Feb 2010

Ladybug Tilda Wall Hanging

Good Evening

The challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge is to make a wall hanging.  When I started to make this I was going to punch 2 holes along the top and thread ribbon for it to hang from.  However, I thought it might get dusty so I have since decided to mount it in a shadow box.  My daughter really likes it so I will hang it on her bedroom wall once I have been to The Range to buy the shadow box. 

Image ~ Ladybug Tilda
Papers ~ Pink (? no name on the sheet),
Brown (Bo Bunny Abbey Road Truffle)
Roses ~ Tabby Crafts
Pink stem flowers ~ Local QD
Pearls ~ Joanna Sheen
Sentiment ~ Daisy & Dandelion clear sticker

Close up of image

I am also entering this for the following challenges

Just Magnolia ~ Sketch
Cute Daisy May ~ Flowers 
Totally Gorjuss ~ Flower power
20 Feb 2010

Allsorts #40 ~ Tag, Ticket or Label

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts it's Jules turn to set the challenge and she would like to see a 'Tag, Ticket or Label' on your project. 

Our sponsor this week is Digital-Ink Co and the prize for one lucky winner is 3 digi stamps of your choice.   

 Digital-Ink Co very kindly gave the Allsorts DT an assortment of images to use on their projects this week so please pop over to the challenge blog to see what my lovely teamies have created with the other images.  Also while you are there don't forget to check to see if you were last week's winner or one of Debs' Top 5.

Last Sunday I went to the Sincerely Yours craft show at Thetford Leisure Centre with my mum and this cute Martha Stewart ladybug border punch fell into my basket along with the matching corner punch.  No idea how that happened lol!  If the punches are used together you can punch around the page but I haven't tried it yet.  Anyway I thought this punch would be perfect to use with this sweet Digital Ink image.  

Image ~ Mushroom Ladybug (Digital-Ink Co)
Backing Paper ~ Pepper & Friends
Flowers ~ Red (Prima), Purple (Green Tara)
Brads ~ Dovecraft

 I have a fun filled weekend planned catching up with the washing, ironing and housework.  Sounds fun .... NOT!

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you have planned.
17 Feb 2010

Bah! Humbug! ~ Snowmen

Good Evening

Hope you are all having a good week so far.  It's half term so not much crafting time for me this week but I did find time last night to make a card for the Bah! Humbug! challenge and this week the theme is 'Snowmen'.

Image ~ Popcorn the Bear 'Snow Love'
Papers ~ DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas/Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Flower ~ Poundland
Snowflake ~ K&Co
Gems ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards die-cut
13 Feb 2010

Fairy Wishes

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts it is Debs turn to set the challenge and she has chosen 3.2.1 (3 of something, 2 of something else and 1 of another on your project).  It could be 1 image, 2 flowers, 3 brads or 1 flower, 2 images, 3 papers - the choice is yours! 

Don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you were last week's winner or one of Brenda's Top 5. 
This week's winner will win a download of their choice from our regular monthly sponsor -

3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 image

Image ~ Aimee (Digistamp Boutique)
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Some bunny loves you'
Flowers ~ Stash
Pearls ~ Joanna Sheen
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs stamp

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Kaboodle Doodles ~ Spots and Stripes
Stamp Something ~ Something Cute
Pollycraft ~ Things with Wings
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Digital Delights
ABC ~ New Stash (mine new stash is the papers, image, sentiment and pearls)
C.R.A.F.T ~ Digi Colouring

 We are off to Toys R Us shortly so Chloe and Jamie can spend the vouchers my cousin gave them for Christmas, which are seriously burning a hole in their pockets lol!

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you have planned.
9 Feb 2010

Bah! Humbug! ~ Holly

Good Evening

This is my card for this week's challenge at Bah! Humbug!. The theme this week is 'Holly'. I have missed the last couple of challenges so was determined to play along this week.  I haven't quite managed to keep up with my one Christmas card a week but have made 4 so far and hope to make a couple more this week.

Image ~ LOTV Die-Cut
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion
Sentiment ~ Daisy & Dandelion Die-Cut
Flowers ~ Prima
Holly ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems ~ Stash
7 Feb 2010

The Crafty Pad GDT

Good Morning

A couple of week's ago I won a challenge at The Crafty Pad.  The prize was a GDT spot and also the cute 'Roshell and Eggward' stamp I have used for my GDT card.

This week it is a recipe challenge:- 1 Fancy Edge, 2 Hearts and 3 Papers

The prize is a 1 week GDT spot and a Crafty Pad digi download of your choice. You don't have to use a Crafty Pad stamp/image but if you do your name is entered twice.

Papers ~ MME Pretty Please (magazine freebie)
Flower ~ Prima with Papermania jewel brad
Heart Gems ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ WOJ

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
6 Feb 2010

Allsorts #38 'Get Distressed'

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts it is Brenda's turn to set the challenge and she has chosen 'Get Distressed with Button/s and a Bow'. Distressing isn't my thing and I really struggled with this card but I got there in the end. Now I know this isn't the best example of a distressed card but if you pop over to the challenge blog you will find lots of inspiration from the Allsorts DT.

Our sponsor this week is Sir Stampalot and they have provided this lovely prize for the winner.

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you have planned. 
5 Feb 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Love & Friendship

Good Morning

It's the first Friday of the month so a new challenge has been set at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  This month the theme is 'Love & Friendship' so to celebrate Valentine's Day we would like you to make a card showing love and friendship with the added option of hearts. Our guest designer for February is Fern. Don't forget to check to see if you were the winner of the Smirk goodies for our 'Keeping Warm' challenge.

For my card I have used one of my new Popcorn the  Bear Romance stamps.  I really wanted to add some flowers to this card but I am giving it to Chris for Valentine's Day and he doesn't do flowers lol!  Hope he likes it.  

Image ~ Popcorn the Bear Romance 'A Gift For You'
Papers ~  Popcorn the Bear Romance CD and I found the spotty paper in my scrap box
Gems and heart button ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ PC

As there are several Love/Valentine challenges I am also entering this card for the following challenges. 

Papertake ~ Love Actually
Tuesday Taggers ~ Teddies
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Four Legged & Furry
Passion for Promarkers ~ All Creatures Great and Small
Charisma Cardz ~ Love
Cute Card Thursday ~ Spots & Dots
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Hearts & Romance
Sophisticats ~ Love
LOTV ~ Valentine
C.R.A.F.T ~ Valentine/Love