Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sentimental Sundays DT post: Add a doodle!!!

Hi again!!! I'm back because it time for a new challenge at 




and the theme this week is

ADD A DOODLE TO IT
(plus a sentiment,don't forget!)

The challenge this week is hosted AND sponsored by our very talented fellow DT Sandy!!! she has this great images, and doodles!!! in her online shop Scribble Designs... make sure you take a look!!!




So join us in this week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays, and take a look at the great cards my fellow DTs have made for your inspiration!

and I got to work with one of her images! It's Flower Doodle 3 that you can find in her blog store! 



The paper I've used is from American Crafts Dots and Stripes paper pad
The sentiment is from Pebbles Front Porch paper pad. I saw it and I thought it would go great with the flower doodles!




I decided to decoupage some of the flowers, to give the card a bit of dimension and make the flowers pop, as I haven't used as many layers as usual on this card! 

I coloured the image with my Promarkers.

I used:

Leaf Green, Lime Zest, Amethyst, Lilac, Lavender, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Pink Mittens, Cornflower, Powder blue, Peach, Soft Peach, tulip yellow and blender pen.

I also used Anita's 3-D Clear Gloss Finish on top of the flowers and glitter glue on top of the big pink flowers only. 






as the theme this week is ADD A DOODLE TO IT, apart from the doodled image, I decided to doodle my own butterfly!!!  I coloured it and added some Gloss finish and gems... 

to finish the card off, I added 3 small buttons (I've realised I'm also addicted to buttons!! love them!), another button with a bit of twine in a bow, more gems and liquid pearls here and there....


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


Creative Corner challenges - Rainbow (I used colours of the rainbow)


I really hope you like my DT card for Sentimental Sundays. If you do please leave a comment.. a don't forget to follow! :)

Until next time!


Scribble and Scrap challenge #15 DT post!!!

Morning!!!! I hope you are all well!!!! Our weekend is going pretty well!!! yesterday  I took Alaia swimming (again!, it's becoming a weekly thing now...), but this time we went with one of her nursery friends... Today... Mother's Day in the UK! I intend to stay home... a bit of crafting, a bit of family time... and hopefully getting a bit spoiled!!!

And as every fortnight, I'm here, bright and early (more early than bright!) because we have a new challenge for you at 


As always, the challenge is Anything goes. so go over to the Scribble and Scrap challenge, take a look at the great cards my fellow DTs have made for your inspiration and join us!
There will be a Random drawn winner, who will get a £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble and Scrap shop. 
But if the Random drawn winner has used a product from www.scribbleandscrap.co.uk the prize will be a £20 voucher instead of a £15 voucher.
Also each of the Top Three will win a £5 voucher to spend at www.scribbleandscrap.co.uk


And this is my card this week!




a bit of a different card for me today! it's A5 size, but the front cover is a bit smaller than 6in x 6in..... 
I took inspiration from a card a saw a while ago, although the sizing of the card is a bit different... I just took the concept. you can find the original card here.

For my card I used one of the beautiful digital stamps available at Scribble and Scrap. This one is called "Vintage Beauty 5.

The papers I've used are also from the Scribble and Scrap shop. They are Fabulous Florals 2  and

Grungy Florals - Naturals. This sets have a lot of colours to choose from, but this time I used one of my favourite colour combinations, pink and yellow/cream.






I used my Promarkers to colour the image.

I used:

Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Buttercup, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Pink Mittens, Tulip Yellow, Almond, Vanilla, Leaf Green, Moss and Blender pen.









I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Tattered Rose to distress the edges of the image, papers and card stock.
I punched the butterflies and inked the border with the same Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

For the side edges of the card I used two punches, a non-branded and a Martha Stewart edge punch (the flowers edge)

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The Pearls are from Hobbycraft and the ribbon and lace are from local shops.

This is an inside view, take a look at the beautiful papers!



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Love to Create #108 - Bingo (pink, lace, flowers) 3rd entry
Penny's challenge #170 - Use your favourite colour combo (my favourite colour combo is pink and yellow)


I really hope you like my Scribble and Scrap DT inspiration card for this fortnight challenge!
If you do please leave me some love in the comments.
and don't forget to follow!!! I'm still having trouble with Google friend connect, I can't follow anybody! but it seems there is no problem with people following me... weird!
anyway.. hopefully it will get sorted soon!

Until later on, when I'll bring you my second card for today!


Friday, 28 March 2014

Crafty Catz GDT post: Anything goes!!!

Morning!!!!  Friday again!!! where is the time going??? it is just too fast for me! 

This week is the last one for me as a GDT at Crafty Catz... I have really enjoyed it! Thank you so much for having me, and for the great opportunity!






The theme this week at Crafty Catz is Anything Goes and it's hosted by Carol

The Sponsors this week are

Crimson Cloud
The prize Is 3 PACKS OF DIECUTS



Crimson Cloud
and
Paper Nest Store

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The Paper Nest Dolls are a collection of original artwork, all done hand, by Christine Young the founder. All artwork is unique and inspired by one of Christine Young's children and then turned into a rubber or digital stamp.

prize is $25 to the Paper Nest Dolls




So after reading my post, hop on to Crafty Catz challenge, take a look at the cards the very talented DT have made for your inspiration and join in the fun!

and this is my GDT card!!!




For my card I used a Paper Nest Dolls image called "Love Strung", which they very kindly donated for me to work with. I decided to make it a Mother's Day card, but it can easily be used for Valentines, Anniversary, Love... 

On this card I decided to shape the front cover, so it's got a beautiful frame cut at the bottom... I did it with the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge die.

The papers I've used are from:  Pebbles Front Porch paper pad, First Edition Rose garden paper pad, Kaiser Kraft Christmas collection paper pad (freebie from a magazine) and the music sheet paper also freebie from a magazine.

All the edges have been distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper. I also used Papermania embossing powder in foam white, sprinkle around the edges and heated with a heat gun.

As extra layers I used: a paper doily and a piece of cheese cloth, the latest from The Ribbon Girl.






I coloured the image with my Promarkers.

I used: Poppy, Cool Grey 3 and 2, Tan, Almond, Satin, Vanilla, Blossom, Buttercup and Sandstone. 


I used some glitter glue on top of the hearts, I'm getting addicted to this stuff!!!!








The "Love you" sentiment is also part of a paper pad from Pebbles Front Porch.
The MUM letters are from Docrafts Papermania Madame Payraud's mini alphabet stickers.

I also used to embellish the card:
Flowers and pearl brads from Wild Orchid Crafs.
Marianne Cretables leaves die.
Lace, ribbon and buttons from local shops
Pearls from Hobbycraft.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers #240 -  Embossing (wet embossing sprinkle around the card)

I really hope you like my card! If you do, please leave me some love in the comments. I read all your comments and I really appreciate them! sorry I can't answer to them... I would need a thousand hours a day to do so! but I really appreciated them... 
and don't forget to follow! if Google friends connect doesn't work for you, try with Bloglovin' or by email...
thank you!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Until next time!


Thursday, 27 March 2014

A very cute Bunny!!!

Hi! I'm back again!!!! I made this card last night... I had a late night again, but I really wanted to make this card.... that's my excuse!  I know I wouldn't have been able to sleep knowing this stamp was still downstairs waiting to be used... 

This is the card I made:



I made it into an Easter card... but this bunny could be used for all type of occasions really. It is part of a clear stamp set of 3 bunnies and a sentiment, all of them really cute! The set is from Somebunny to Love and it was a freebie with a card-making magazine a few weeks ago...  I'm pretty sure you will see the rest of the bunnies on my cards very soon !




I used sketch #88 by Dawny P. from Papertake Weekly challenge... 










The Papers I've used were also freebies from a magazine ages ago... The Easter Egg paper, I've never used before... and I never thought I would used it! It's not my kind of papers... I don't usually go for "themed" , specific for a season papers..... and less Easter Eggs... but when I saw the Loves Rubberstamps challenge for this week, I though about this paper! and I kind of like it on this card now! at the end of the day I'm happy I chose it! The spotty paper came on the same set. 

I also used my swiss dots embossing folder on a piece of white card stock for the layer under the image... 
I used Tim Holtz distress ink pad in Milled Lavender in the white card stock and image.







I used my Promarkers to colour the image.

I used: blossom, Leaf Green, Tulip Yellow, Cool Grey 3 and 2, Peach, Soft Peach, Buttercup, Sandstone, Powder Blue, Antique Pink, Pale Pink, Moss and Blender pen.









To embellish I just used:
3 Buttons from local shop
Pink and White Stripes ribbon from Hobbycraft
Flowers from The Ribbon Girl.


I created the sentiment on my computer.




I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

As you like it challenge - Favourite animal (one of my favourite animals are rabbits... my daughter wants one as a pet. Unfortunately it's not possible at the moment, so we bought her a bunny toy, which walks and moves its nose. She's named it "Snuggles"!)
 Glitter n Sparkle #77 - Use something blue (blue base card stock, blue print in papers, blue flowers, blue button)
I love Promarkers #212 - Anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps #96 - Show us your ugly papers (Easter egg paper... not my cup of tea! see explanation above)


I really hope you like my card!!! if you do, please leave me some love in the comments. And don't forget to follow! (if google friend connect is not working for you too, try bloglovin' or follow by email) Thanks!

See you tomorrow!!!






Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Mother's Day Card

Hiya!  I hope you are all good...

First I'd like to let you all know that my Followers Google Friends Connect is not working... it seems a lot of bloggers are in the same situation as me... It doesn't let me follow anybody... when I try, it tells me I'm already following them! (I know I'm not!) and then, when I try to sign in, an error message comes up... 
If you decide to become my follower, try with Google Friends Connect, it might work for you! but if you can't, I've added the "Follow by email" and of course, Bloglovin'. So no excuses!!! :)

Today I've got a Mother's Day card for you, which my friend asked me to make for her to give to her mum. It is a bit of a different card for me.. as it hasn't got a coloured image... but I thought this type of card was the most appropriate for this occasion. I tried to go for a Shabby Chic look, hopefully I achieved it!




As usual, I played around with layers... I used two different colours of card-stock as a base, then I put the paper with writing ... it is such a great paper! it has lots of lovely quotes all written on it..., it is from Pebbles Front Porch Paper pad. On top I put another layer with card-stock and a beautiful paper from Raspberry Road Designs by Susan Darter.
All these card-stock and papers have been heavily distressed with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender and Old Paper. 
I also hand-stitched all around the papers with white thread.

As extra layers I used a Marianne Creatables Die cut, which I distressed with the same Tim Holtz inks and an stamped image "Postcard" by Papermania Urban stamps (also heavily distressed) and a piece for lace mesh.

The flowers, leaves and the filigree silver corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The pearls are from Hobbycraft.
The little "Best Mum" tag stamp is from a clear stamp freebie in a magazine a while ago.
I created the sentiment on the computer. 

The scallop roses sticker is so beautiful! I've had it in my stash for years... it has a lot of texture... 
The butterfly is a sticker, also in my stash for ages... not sure why I haven't used them for such a long time, but I though it would go great on this card.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Love to Create #108 - Bingo (Pink, pearls, sparkle -butterfly is sparkly-)
Top Tip Tuesday - Metal or Faux Metal (metallic filligree corner)


I really hope you like the card. If you do, don't forget to leave me some love in the messages...

Until next time!!!


Sunday, 23 March 2014

It's Sentimental Sundays time - challenge #199: Flowery Springtime!!!!!

Hiya! First of all, I'd like to welcome my new followers!!!! Thank you so much, you make all this so much worthy! you make me happy! I'm really glad that you like my creations and decided to click the " follow" button!

 It's Sunday! we've had a pretty nice weekend. Yesterday we went out to do a bit of exploring around our area.... we moved to the Scottish Highlands a year ago, and every so often we like to get in the car and drive... not knowing where we are heading to! it's the best to discover little villages and amazing landscape... so much to see around here! it's just beautiful. Today we've been in the swimming pool, Alaia is enjoying it so much!! I'm trying to teach her how to swim... I think it's going to take a while!

Anyway... back to why I'm here!!! as every Sunday, there is a new challenge at 


It's challenge #199, and the theme this week is

Flowery Springtime
(plus a sentiment)




Easy!!! who doesn't like flowers??? and Spring??? Spring is officially here... I say officially, because it's absolutely freezing! and we've had a few snowflakes coming down the last few days! buy we can always dream.. and getting in the right Spring mood making a beautiful card for the challenge! so go to Sentimental Sundays,  check the beautiful projects my fellow DTs have made for your inspiration and join in the challenge this week!


Our sponsor this week is Deedee's Digis



And this is my card for this week's challenge!

 For this card I chose to play with this image from  Deedee's digis. And I can tell you that it was so much fun!!! This digi comes in a set called "Rainy Day" , together with another image, the clouds and a few sentiments! 

The papers are from American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes, Please paper pad (the stripes and colourful flowers paper) and from Papermania Capsule Collections Pastels - spots and stripes (the little spots paper).

As I like my layers, I added a green doily paper behind the image.
I also played with the clouds that come in the digi set, placing one on top of the little duck and the other one behind the image, half hidden. I love how this ended up!



I coloured the image with my Promarkers.

I used: Eggnog, Buttercup, Tulip yellow, Mustard, Soft Peach, Peach, Leaf green, Antique pink, blossom, pink mittens and powder blue.


I inked the edges of the clouds with blue ink.

I also paper-pieced the umbrella with a little piece of flowery scrap paper.







The sentiment is from the digital set, which I printed directly to the patterned paper.

I also used to embellish:
Green ribbon and bow from local shop.
2 Buttons from local shop.
Flowers from local shop and Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gems on the flowers from local shop.
Two types of washi tape from local shop.



I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Corner challenge - A little texture (I used buttons, 3D flowers, flowers and layers for texture)
Wags n Whiskers #125 - Rainbows (I used the rainbow colours)


I really hope you like my DT card for Sentimental Sundays! please leave me some love in the comments and don't forget to follow! :)

Until next time!



Friday, 21 March 2014

Crafty Catz GDT post: Bling it up!!!

Morning! it's Friday, it's Friday!!!! I'm so happy the weekend it's almost here! even when I'm a stay-at-home mum, I still enjoy weekends... weekends are less stressful and more fun! we get to do things together as a family and relax!

and Friday means that there is a new challenge at Crafty Catz!



The Theme this week is BLING IT UP (pearls, gems,glitter etc) and it's hosted by DT Kim

                                                The Sponsor is Marianne designs



and I can tell you... I love this challenge! I love bling on my cards, so I had no trouble at all with this challenge!!!
 so, after reading about the fantastic card I've made for the challenge inspiration, hop on to Crafty Catz Challenge and join in the fun! the very talented DT has made projects for your inspiration, so don't forget to check them out!!!

They are also having a GDT call at the moment, so take a look at the challenge blog for more information! I can tell that being a GDT for this challenge is a lot of fun! very friendly team!


and this is the card I made!





For my card I used this beautiful digital stamp from All Dressed Up called "Abi Ballerina". It's one of the freebies that All Dressed Up very generously offers on its website! I thought It would be perfect to bling up!


I decided to made a shaped card this time. I used my Go Kreate die to cut the shape.

the papers I've used are from:  American Crafts May Berry paper pad (the stripes paper) and First Edition Rose Garden papern pad (the horizontal layer with newspaper style writing). the spotty paper was a freebie with a magazine, and the ones used for the tags are non-branded from local shop.

I distressed all the paper edges with Tim Holtz distress tool and Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in Tattered Rose.




As usual, I used my Promarkers to colour the image.

I used: 
Buttercup, sandstone and burnt sienna for the hair.
vanilla and almond for the skin, plus blossom for the cheeks.
Pink Carnation, blossom and pink mittens for the dress and headband.


I used pink glitter glue on the dress for the sparkle effect!
I also used a bit (a lot!) of liquid peals around the image and hand-stitched the border with white thread.







The sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC. I saw it and I knew it would be perfect for the image and the theme! Thank you so much Paulette for the great freebies!



To embellish I used:

La La Land Crafts banner die
Joy Crafts tag dies
Tim Holtz Tattered florals die for the flower. I die-cut it in white card stock and inked to give colour and covered with Americana matte varnish to harden it and keep the shape.
Marianne Creatables leaves die
white binding ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts, which I coloured with my Promarkers to match the card .
Lace underneath the ribbon from local shop.
Buttons,charm and gems from local shop.


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

Crafting from the heart #10 - AG/ Inspired by a movie (this card was inspired by the movie Swan Lake)
Oldie but a Goodie - Bunting (The charm, gems, leave dies are older than 6-months)


I really hope you like my card! please leave me some love in the comments if you do! and don't forget to follow :)

Until next time!





Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Try it on Tuesday GDT spot!!! a very musical card!

Morning!!! Happy Tuesday!

First of all, I want to welcome my new followers! thank you so much for clicking the "follow" button! it means so much to me! Hopefully I will be able to inspire you in some way or another!

Today's post is very special, because I'm the Guest Designer for Try It on Tuesday challenge this fortnight!!! I can't tell you how happy I am to have made a card as a GDT for this amazing challenge!  Thank you so much for having me!

When I was told about the theme this week, I just had to smile! It was perfect for a card I needed to make...(not telling you for who, a bit too early...!!! ). So the theme at Try it Tuesday challenge this week is.... 
MUSIC!!!
So start making your Music themed cards and join Try it on Tuesday challenge!

This is the card I made:






I used two clear stamps for this card. 
The first one is the "Grunge Music" clear stamp from Lili of the Valley, which I stamped with black ink.
The second one is a beautiful floral clear stamp with lots of roses from Fleur boutique stamp collection (it was a freebie in a magazine). I coloured the roses with my Promarkers. 








The colours I used are: lilac, lavender, blossom, pink mittens, buttercup, tulip yellow, Lime Zest, Leaf green.














And of course, I put a lot of layers! 


The papers are from: Crate Paper DIY shop paper pad (the music sheet paper in the background) and a freebie from a magazine (the cream paper).

I distressed all the edges of the papers with the Tim Holtz Distresser tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Tea Dye and Tattered Rose. I bent the corners to give it a bit of a vintage/grunge look.

I also hand-stitched the bottom layer with white thread.

I used a pink doily and a piece of lace mesh as extra layers. 

Under the roses image I put a beautiful frame die cut from Marianne Creatables.

The butterflies are punched with the Martha Stewart punch and wet embossed using the LOTV grunge music stamp, using pink embossing powder.

I used a small musical note punch to add some pink notes on top of the music sheet.

The flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I created the sentiment on my computer.
The ribbon attached is from local shop.




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



I really hope you like my GDT card for Try it on tuesday. Don't forget to check out the challenge!

I really appreciate your comments, they make me so happy! and don't forget to follow!

Until next time!


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