26 Jun 2011

A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning

I'm back again with my DT card for A Gem of a Challenge.   It's my turn to host the challenge and I have designed the sketch.  It's pretty simple (I don't do complicated lol!) so hope you will join us. The prize is 2 Polymer OR 6 Digi images from Pink Gem Designs (subject to availability).  It isn't necessary to use a PGD image to enter the challenge.
* Card Recipe *
Image ~ PGD Kaya with Flowers
Papers ~ Magnolia
Sentiment ~ PGD Birthday Wishes
Flowers ~ Crafty Emma's & Wild Orchid Crafts

Here is the sketch ... which Janet has made super pretty :-)

Looks like it's going to be a nice day so once I have caught up with some housework hope to find time for some gardening ... need to plant up my hanging baskets and containers.

Hope you have a super Sunday whatever your plans :-)

25 Jun 2011

Winter Wonderland 'Pretty in Pink'

Good evening

Hope you are all well and having a good weekend.  I have had a busy week at work so not much time for crafting/blogging.  To top it off I had a few technical problems hence the reason why I am so late with with DT cards for Pink Gem & Winter Wonderland challenges.

This week at Winter Wonderland Denise has set the challenge 'Pretty in Pink'.  The sponsor is the fabulous Simon Says Stamp who are very generously offering a $15 gift certificate for one lucky winner.

* Card Recipe *

Image ~ LOTV All Wrapped Up
Papers ~ Docrafts 'Penelope & Percy'
Sentiment ~ Lili of the Valley

* Challenges *

Cupcake Craft ~ Sketch
Crafty Ann's ~ Christmas in June
ABC Christmas ~ M is for Monochrome
Creative Craft World ~ Christmas in June
Charisma ~ White + 1 (Pink)

That's all from me!  Now going to link up the challenges and make a cuppa before heading up to bed ... it's been a busy week and I am so tired!  I will be back in the morning with my DT card for A Gem of a Challenge which is a sketch by me!

18 Jun 2011

Rainbow Chloe ... Pink Gem Designs DT

Good morning

Today I have a card to share using one of the adorable new stamps Janet has just released at Pink Gem Designs.  I have used Rainbow Chloe but there is also Ice Cream Ellie, Butterfly Chloe, a Vintage Heart Postcard and a selection of A7 sentiment sets ... all available here.

* Card Recipe *

Image ~PGD Rainbow Chloe
Papers ~ Me To You and Dovecraft 'Back to Basics'
Sentiment ~ PGD Sunshine & Smiles digi stamp
Ribbon & Pearls ~ Stash

* Challenges *

Paper and Such ~ Photo inspiration
Totally Papercrafts ~ Die cuts & Punches
Stamp Something ~ Pretty Papers
My Mum's Craft Shop ~ Seeing Spots

Not much planned this weekend so hope to get some crafting time.  Just got to pop into town later with Chloe and Jamie so they can choose their cards and gifts for Father's Day.

Hope you all have a great weekend! 

12 Jun 2011

A few JLS photos!

Good morning

No card to share today but thought I would show you all a few pictures from the JLS concert last night.  It was FANTASTIC and the JLS boys were awesome as was the lovely Olly Murs and Alexis Jordan.  I have such a sore throat today from all that singing lol!  It was Chloe and Jamie's first concert and their eyes lit up when JLS appeared on stage :-)

I am having a lazy day today after a busy weekend.  I am getting too old for all these late nights lol! 

11 Jun 2011

A Gem of a Challenge #23 ~ Bloomin' Charmin'

Good afternoon

It's time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge ... my goodness the last 2 weeks have flown by!  The lovely Rebekah is hosting again and she has chosen Bloomin' Charmin' (flowers & charms).  The prize for the winner is 2 polymer stamps OR 6 digi images of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs (subject to availability).

* Card Recipe *

Image ~ PGD Chloe & Kitten
Papers ~ PGD Sugar & Spice digi papers
Sentiment ~ PGD Birthday Wishes
Ribbon ~ Eastern Treasures
Charm ~ Stash

* Challenges *

Stamps R Us ~ Pets R Us
Digital Tuesday ~ In the Garden/Outdoors
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Here Comes Summer
Stamp Something ~ Something Punched
Crafts and Me ~ Stamp Something

We had a great time at the BBQ last night.  Chris and I were doing the cooking for 50 people.  BBQ cooking always worries me in case it isn't cooked properly so hope everyone who came is feeling well today.  Unfortunately the weather wasn't great but it was held in one of my mum's barns so we kept dry and I think a great time was had by all :-)

The sun is shining today ... hope it lasts because we are off to see JLS tonight :-)

Hope you all have a great weekend.

10 Jun 2011

Winter Wonderland GDT

Good morning

Last Saturday when I checked my emails I was very intrigued when I saw I had an email from my lovely friend Marianne with the title 'An offer I hope you can't refuse'.  It was a lovely surprise when I opened it because it was an invitation to be the GDT for Marianne's team at Winter Wonderland for the month of June.  Christmas cards are my favs to make and seeing as I have only made one Christmas card so far this year it was too good an offer to refuse :-)

This week's challenge is 'Pearls & Swirls' challenge and is being sponsored by Delicious Doodles.

* Card Recipe *
Papers ~ Magnolia
Sentiment ~ Cat's Life Press
Flowers ~ Prima
Pearl Brad ~ The Hobby House
Swirls ~ Marianne Design die cuts

* Challenges *
Sketch & Stash ~ Sketch and my neglected stash is the cute stamp
Southern Girls ~ Start of Winter Christmas
Lili of the Valley ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes

This is a scheduled post because I am at work today.  We have a busy weekend planned ... tonight after work we are going to a BBQ at my mum's and tomorrow we are taking the children to see JLS.  Fingers crossed the weather is nice! 

I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for A Gem of a Challenge.

7 Jun 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Good morning

Hope you are all well and having a good week so far.  The sun is shining and it's Teddy Bo Tuesday which means there are more NEW images instore so all is well in my world lol!

For my card today I have used an adorable Bo image. As soon as I saw this image I knew I had the perfect sentiment for it which is a polymer stamp available here at Pink Gem Designs. The image has been coloured with copics and the sky and grass have been chalked to achieve a softer look. Papers are from the Dovecraft 'Masculine' pack which are still my fav papers for male cards ... a definite oldie but a goodie! I have finished it off with a punched MS border and a few card candy.

* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Teddy Bo (will add name later)
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Masculine'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Card Candy ~ Craftwork Cads

* Challenges *
Sweet Stampin' ~ Playing in the Summer Sun
Fussy and Fancy ~ Card for a Man or Boy
The Stamp Man ~ Boys and Men
Simon Says Stamp ~ Father's Day/For a Male
Creative Inspirations ~ Cute Bears/Animals

Don't forget you have until Sunday 12th June, midnight (GMT) to enter our current 'Shaped Cards' challenge and DT call :-)

That's all from me ... i'm now going to finish off the housework and then do some gardening.  It would be a shame to be stuck indoors on such a beautiful day :-)

4 Jun 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ June

Good afternoon

It's the first Saturday of the month so that means a new challenge has been set at Crafty Calendar Challenge.  This month it is Laura's turn to set the challenge and she has chosen 'Things with Wings'.  This can be anything at all that has wings ... fairies, birds, butterflies, angels to name a few!

Our sponsor is the amazing Whimsy Stamps and one lucky person will win 5 digital stamps of their choice!

I decided to use this sweet Bildmalarna stamp that I bought several months ago but have only just got round to using.  The papers are Basic Grey 'Bittersweet' which are still my fav BG papers ... just love the colours.  Flowers are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is a Pink Gem Designs polymer stamp which is now only available as a digi download.  I have also used  my Shapeabilities 'Floral Doily Motifs' available at Pink Gem Designs for the very reasonable price of £14.95.  I finished it off with a few Prima pearls. 


Bildmalarna Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Divas by Design ~ Florals
My Mum's Craft Shop ~ Things with Wings
Dream Valley ~ Stamp Something

That's all from me ... now popping into town with Chloe and then hopefully having a BBQ when we get back. 

Hope you are all having a good weekend.