Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sentimental Sundays challenge #204 DT post: Clean and Simple

Hi!!! I'm back again... 

we have a new challenge at


This week's theme is

Clean and Simple
(plus a sentiment)



and we are sponsored by 2 Cute Ink


So, after taking a look at my cleanest and simplest card I've ever made...
hop over to Sentimental Sundays, take a look at the fab cards my team mates have made and join us in the fun!




For my card, I got to play with one of 2 Cute Ink digis called "Butterfly Bear"


I coloured the image with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers

I used:

Promarkers: Raw Sienna, Tan, Putty Mastic, Almond, Leaf Green, Pear Green, Powder Blue and Cornflower

Flexmarkers: Wild Orchid and Pink Pearl







This time, I followed an sketch from Sketch Saturday challenge #307




I just printed the image and sentiment on white card stock, coloured it and added a few bits of washi tape from Papermania, 3 little blue buttons and a little bow made of blue and white bakers's twine. All on top of yellow card stock.


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

613 Avenue Create #69 - AG
A gem of a challenge #118 - cute and Cuddly
Artistic Inspirations - AG / CAS
Aud Sentiments #105 - use a birthday sentiment or number 4
CAS-ual Fridays #131 - Three thirds (I used three buttons)
Crafty Little Fairies - Furry Friends
Digi Designs - Birthday challenge
Fairytale challenge #90 - Cute only  2nd entry
Incy Wincy - Furry Friends
Savvy handmade cards  challenge - Butterfly photo inspiration challenge (see below)
Seize the Birthday - No toppings
Sister Act #54 - AG
Sketch Saturday #307 - Sketch (see above)
Stampin for the weekend - buttons and bows
Sweet Pea Stampers - Birthday challenge
Sweet Stampin - No DP
Totally Gorjuss #233 - Cuddly
The Corrosive Challenge #198 - Head Gear (bow on top of bear's head)


'Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly' photo (c) 2013, Audrey - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/


I really hope you like my CAS card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

Until next time!


Scribble and Scrap challenge #17 DT post: Always Anything goes!!!!

Morning!!! Happy Sunday!!! 

I'm here, early on a Sunday morning, because we have a new challenge over 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 DT card for the new challenge!




I decided to make a twisted easel card (is that the right name???). It's the first one I've ever made.

The beautiful blue papers I've used are from the Moody Blues Set 1 Digital papers from the Scribble and Scrap shop.
The sentiment is also from the Scribble and Scrap shop. it's part of the Basic New Baby Sentiment Digi set.

I hand-stitched around the edges of all the layers with white thread.

The image I've used is a new new one I got from Lili of the Valley.  I really love this little baby on top of the rocking horse. It's called "Rocking Horse".







I used my Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image.

the colours I used are:

Flexmarkers: Celestial Blue and Cadet Blue
Promakers: Blush, Almond, Blossom, Cool Grey 1 to 5, Powder Blue, Raw Sienna, Tan









I also used:

Heart Die cut from Sissix
Glitter Glue to give a bit of sparkle to baby clothes and hearts.
Buttons from Papermania.
"It's a Boy" Ribbon from local shop.
 Blue Lace from market stall in Manchester.
Pearl Brads from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Little Feet charm from The Ribbon Girl
Flowers from The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts







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

Brown Sugar #81 - AG
Crafting by Designs - Use flowers 2nd entry
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned Paper challenge - AG with Patterned paper April
Crafty Sentiments - Fancy Folds
Deep Ocean challenge #76 - Stitching (true or false)
Fairies challenge #24 - Baby
Fairytale challenge #90 - Cute only
Hanna and Friends #195 - Favourite colours (one of my favourite colours are blue together with yellow)
Just Inspirational - Bingo (my line is: Lace, flowers, Buttons, Brads - diagonal-)
Loves Rubberstamps #100 - Fancy Folds
Papercrating Journey -  Make an easel card
Simply Create too  #60 - Stack'um up (use at least two layers) 2nd entry
Sparkles Monthly #55 - Favourite colour combination (one of my favourite colours are blue together with yellow)
The Crafter's Cafe #60 -  Add Glitter
Through the Craft Room door - AG
Try it on Tuesday - More than one fold


I really hope you like my card!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! it means the world to me!

Until later on!







Friday, 25 April 2014

Crafty Catz challenge #228 DT post: Anything goes!!!

Good Morning!!!

It's Friday!!!!!!! so happy!!!  It's always really hard to be back to normality after the holidays... and this week hasn't been easy!!! I'm glad that the weekend is almost here!!! Alaia got a bike for her birthday, so, I'm really going to try to go out with her so she can enjoy it and practice!!! She also got a mini spanish guitar for her birthday.... Oh my!!!! we have a rock & roll star at home!!!!

So... let go back to cards!!!! As every Friday, we have a new challenge at ...


This weeks challenge is hosted by our boss lady Carol! and as every last week of the month, the theme is

Anything goes!!!



and our Sponsors this week are:


and they are offering to one winner...


and 


and they are offering a winner $10 gift certificate to spend at the Make it Crafty store.



So don't delay, check the great cards my fellow team mates have made for your inspiration and join us on this week's challenge!!! It's also Teresa's (GDT for April) last week with us. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us this month!!!


And this is my DT card!!!



This time we could choose any digital stamp from Make It Crafty to work with, and I really fell in love with this one!!! It's called Fairy Dahlia and you can find it here.

I went for a yellow colour scheme... the first time I've ever worked in yellow monochrome!!! 
The papers I've used are from: Recollections Signature Charming paper pad and Crate Paper Pretty Party paper pad.

I used Tim Holz Distress Ink pad in Old paper around the edges of the papers, image and paper embellishments.








I used my Promarkers to colour the image:

Raw Sienna, Tan, Satin, Almond, Blush,, Blossom, Cool Grey , Buttercup and Lemon Zest.

I used a few of my clear stamps around the image. 

The "Dream" sentiment and the Postmark are clear stamps from Kaisercraft. 










The leaves on the side are a border die cut from Sizzix. I've had it for so long and never used it!!! don't ask me why because I like how it looks! and I though it matched the fairy's dress really well.

As an extra layer behind the image I used a piece of cheese cloth. I'm totally addicted to cheese cloth! I really like the "messy" look it gives to the card... 

I also used:

Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Buttons from local shop.
Punched butterflies, which I embossed with a polka dots and floral embossing folders. 
Ribbon and lace from Hobbycraft.
Gems from local shop.


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

Digi Choosday wk 16 - Number it (I used 3 buttons, 3 butterflies) 2nd entry
 Scrap-creations - AG 2nd entry
Tuesday Throwdown #192 - Lots of Sparkle (I used gems for sparkle)

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982009932391/


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

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

my little princess 5th Birthday card!!!

Hi!!!
First I'd like to welcome my new followers to my blog!!! Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me!!!

 I hope you've all had a lovely Easter!!!! In here we are back to normality now.... I've just dropped Alaia in nursery... and have a total of 2 and a half hours to myself! I'm still feeling a bit poorly and miserable... but trying to cheer myself up with a bit of blog writing and catching up on the beautiful cards everyone is making!!!

Today I want to show you the birthday card I made for my little princess Alaia's 5th Birthday! She a real princess, always dressing up and loves pink, so she loved this card!!!!



This beautiful image I used is a new digi by Mo Manning... A few weeks ago Mo showed a few videos on how she created this beauty and I just fall in love with her. I knew I needed to have it for Alaia's card.  It's called "Birthday Princess" and you can find her here.

As you can see, a very girlie and busy card!!! 

As you might know, I love layers and more layers... so I couldn't disappoint with this card.
I've used papers from different brands for the layers. They are from:  Dovecraft Princess Fairytale paper pack, Crate Paper Little Boo Peep Paper pack and K&Company paper pad.




I coloured the little princess with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

I used:
Promarkers: Raw Sienna, Tan, Satin, Blush, Almond, blossom, Buttercup, mustard, Antique Pink, Leaf Green

Flexmarkers: Watermelon, Tea Rose, Wild Orchid and Pink Pearl.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Tattered Rose around the edges of the image.






I created the sentiments on my computer.
I fussy cut the number 5. I really need to get myself some letters and numbers die cuts... but for the moment, this is what I have to work with!

To finish off the card I used:

Lace (I think I got this one in Spain???)
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Buttons from local shop.
Pearls from Hobbycraft.
two kinds of washi tape from local shop.




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



Fab n Funky #112 - Flower Power 2nd entry
Fussy and Fancy #112 - Pearls and Lace
Hiding in my Craft Room #146 - Flowers 2nd entry
Papercrafting Journey - For that special lady (the special lady is my daughter Alaia!!)
Penny's challenge #173 - use Ice Cream colours (Strawberry and raspberry ice-cream colours!!!)
Pumpkin Spice #168 - Colouring
Sister Act challenge #53 - AG
Sweet Stamping - lots of layers
Sweet Stamps #166 - Sweets (cupcake)
The Stamping Boutique #13 - Birthday cards / projects
Wags n Whiskers #127 - Lots of layers 2nd entry



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

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!



Sunday, 20 April 2014

Sentimental Sundays DT post challenge #203 - Colour Inspiration

Hello!!! Happy Sunday and Happy Easter!!!
What a lovely day we are having here!!!! the sun is shining, husband is cutting the grass in the garden (I'm still a bit poorly... but trying to enjoy the sun a  bit!!!) and as it is Alaia's birthday, she still has to cut her cake... Not having a party, as I haven't got the energy and feeling really unwell... But Alaia is still so happy! She's such a happy and content child!!! I can't believe my little princess is 5 today....
I'll show you the card I've made for her in the next few days...one of my favourites so far!!!

But let's go back to today's card... We have a new challenge at 


and the challenge this week is....

Colour Inspiration!!!
(plus a sentiment) don't forget!



beautiful colours!!! 

Our sponsor this week is Aurora Wings

you should really take a look at their Etsy shop... it's full of fantasy and magical beauties!!! 

They very kindly donated an image for me to work with, I chose Water Lily Fairy - Lotus.

and I can tell you... I used ALL  the colours in my card!!! it's one of the busiest and most colourful cards I've ever made!!! I  had a lot of fun making it... 



The Papers I've used are all from the Recollections Signature Fabulous Girl paper pad... I'm loving this paper pads I get from TK Maxx here in the UK... they all come from America... This one for example is from the famous Michaels!!! I've never been in America... but if I ever go... Michaels will be one of my stops!!! lol.

I used my Tim Holtz Distress Tool to distress the borders of all the papers. 
I also hand-stitched the borders of the bottom layers with white thread.





I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I bought some Flexmarkers the other day and I can tell you I'm hooked!!! I love the brush style tip!!! 

The colours I used are:

Flexmarkers: Watermelon, Tea Rose, Wild Orchid, Pink Pearl, Celestial Blue and Cadet Blue.

Promarkers:  Duck Egg, Turquoise, Buttercup, Mustard, Blush and Almond.










To finish off the card I used:

A blue doily from local shop
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly punch
my new Tattered Lace Leaf Branches die
Lace and ribbon and gems from local shops




as you may know, I'm a challenge junkie... I love making cards that fit as many challenges as they can!!! For me it's part of the fun of making cards!!! today is one of the busy challenge days...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges!!!!

As you like it - favourite style of stitching (faux or real) and why: my favourite style of stitching is hand-stitch... I don't use a machine. and I love the texture that real stitching gives to the cards. I used it a lot on my cards.
Crafty Boots - Sparkle (I used gems)


I really hope you like my card! if you do, don't forget to leave me some love in the comments...

and don't forget to follow!! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your support.... 

Until next time!!!







Friday, 18 April 2014

Crafty Catz challenge #227 - B is for.....

Morning! I hope you are all good. First of all, I'd like to wish you a Happy Easter! I hope you have a lot of fun and eat lots of chocolate! In here, I'm going to try... although I've been really poorly with stomach troubles lately. It's also my little one's 5th Birthday on Sunday... and I'm not going to be able to celebrate it properly with her.. I hate feeling so poorly... hopefully it will be over soon and I'll be myself again!!!

It's Friday again, which means it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz! The challenge this week is hosted by the fabulous Anna and she has chosen...

 B is for.... 

so, include in your card things which start with the letter B, a few or a lot!!!! some ideas.. buttons, butterflies, boy, bunting, books, blue, brown, black...etc.



Our sponsor this week is

and they are giving to the winner a 12$ gift card to the shop at www.samistamp.blogspot.com (that's equal to 3 images of  choice) to the winner. 


For my DT card, I decided to make another boy/man card...  I'm not really comfortable with male cards, but I'm really trying to loose my fear! 


so, I'll list my Bs!!!! I used: Button, Boy, Books, Brown, (Speech) Bubbles, Blue.

Sami Stamps let me choose one for their images for my card, and I chose this one called "I love Books".

this is one of my "messy" cards... lots of distressing and random layers! for Distressing I used the Tim Holtz Distressing tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Old paper.

The papers I used are from Studio Calico Darling Dear collection and the bottom layers was from a freebie with a magazine.
I also used a piece of kraft card which I corrugated with my Woodware Crimper.








I used my Promarkers to colour the image.

Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Vanilla, Almond, Tan, Sandstone, Moss, Antique Pink, Lipstick Red, China Blue, Azure and Cool Grey 2









I created the sentiment on my computer, with a quote I found on the internet, which I love!!!

to finish off the card, I used:
a button
a paper clip
washi tape from local shop
ribbon mesh from The Ribbon Girl


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

613 Avenue Create #67 - Ag with optional twist: Reuse or recycle something (I reused a paper clip)
Artistic Inspirations #87 - Monochrome or Anything goes
Everybody-Art Challenge  #274 - Anything goes
Pile it on #15 - Mesh or Tulle
The Crafting Cafe Monthly challenge  -  One for the boys
The East Wind #5 - Humour
The Paper Nest Dolls #8 - Anything goes
Through  Craft Room door - Anything goes


Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I really appreciate all the comments and feeback! and don't forget to follow :)

Until next time!



Sunday, 13 April 2014

Scribble and Scrap challenge #16 DT post

Morning!!!
I hope you are all having a great weekend... I have family visiting, so I'm really busy at the moment and I haven't had time to craft or visit any of your blogs... hopefully I will catch up on everything over the next few days...

As every fortnight, we have a new challenge 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 DT card for this challenge!





I made this card for my husband's birthday.

The papers I've used are perfect for this card. They are the "One for the Boys" digital paper set from Scribble and Scrap.
As usual, I couldn't resist a bit of distressing, so I used my Tim Holtz Distresser Tool on all the paper and card stock borders. 
I also hand-stitched them with white thread.


For this card, I used a rubber stamp by Lili of the Valley called  "Toot" Toot!". I stamped it with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured it with my Promarkers.
The Promarkers I used are:
Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Almond, Vanilla, Cocoa, Blossom, Peach, Soft Peach, Cornflower, Powder Blue, Tulip Yellow, Cool Grey 5 to 1.






I also distressed the image and the papers with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Old Paper.
The "Birthday Wishes" sentiment is from The Basic Birthday Sentiment Digi set at the Scribble and Scrap shop.
I created the other sentiment on the computer. 

I finished the card with a corner punch, a few buttons and a bit of twine. 




I would also like to enter the following challenges:

As you like it - favourite style of stitching (faux or real) and why : my favourite style of stitching is real. I hand-stitch most of my cards, I don't used a machine. I like the texture real stitching gives to the cards. It usually takes me ages but it's worth it!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment if you like my card and don't forget to follow me if you are not already! :)

Until next time!!!



Friday, 11 April 2014

DT card for Crafty Catz Challenge #226 - Animals

Morning!!! I hope you are all well..... 

It's Friday, and that means we have a new challenge at Crafty Catz!!!



The theme for this week's challenge is ANIMALS, and it's hosted by the lovely and very talented Aunty Sue!


Our sponsors are:

Creative Classroom

and they are offering  a free set to any one of our online classes. The student has up to one year to claim their prize.


 and Fred She Said

and they are offering a $15 Gift card to their store.

So after you read about my card, hop over to Crafty Catz challenge and join us in the fun! the rest of the DT have made stunning card for your inspiration.


and this is my DT card for this week's challenge!



a very simple card this time.... 
 The little dog is called "Winter Westie" from this week's sponsor Fred She Said. This image comes in a set. with the dog wearing a scarf, another 2 pre-coloured images and without scarf... I decided to used the non-scarf  and not pre-coloured image, as I didn't want to make a winter card and I like to colour my own images.

I really struggled with this card... I wasn't sure what type of card I should make... I don't usually use animals in my cards. But I'm happy with the end result... a bit different to what I'm used to make, but I like to be versatile with my card-making, so there you go!

I coloured the image with my Promarkers. I used just a few colours, as I wanted the dog to be white.... I used: Cool grey 3 and 2, blossom and the blender pen.

The paper's I've used are from : American Crafts Amy Tangerine Paper pad (the red and pink stripes paper), Pebbles Front Porch paper pad (the paper with "writing") and G.C.D. Studios Material Girs sheet collection pack (the little hearts paper). 
I used a square nesting die to cut the window in this last paper and provide a frame for the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I used some letters covered with what I can only describe as "fake sugar"! (please let me know in the comments if you know its name!) and they are from American Crafts.

I finished of with some ribbon, bow and 3 buttons, all from local shops.


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





That's it for today! please leave me some love in the comments if you get the chance... Life is really hectic for me at the moment. I've been feeling a bit unwell.. I try to visit all of you every so often... sorry It can't be more often right now... 
And don't forget to follow if you are not already. Thanks so much for your support!

Until next time!






Thursday, 10 April 2014

Guest Designer for Little Miss Muffet !

Morning!!!

I hope you are all ok... In here we are already on the Easter Break... Alaia is off school, so I have barely any time for myself!!!
I was supposed to be in Glasgow today... as my husband has a meeting and Alaia and I were going to tag along... But Alaia hasn't been feeling very well for the last few days, and I have also been feeling a bit poorly, so we decided to stay home... Alaia was really upset, as she loves travelling! so I promised her to go to town today in the bus and spend some girlie time together... She is really excited (more than anything due to the bus ride!!! bless her...)

On to today's card.....  Faye from Little Miss Muffet challenge asked me to Guest Design for them this week, and of course I accepted straight away! Thank you so much for having me!!!

The theme this time at Little Miss Muffet is DISTRESSED.
wow! as most of you may know.. it's one of my favourite things to do! leave me with a paper and my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool and inks and I'm the happiest girl in the world!!!

so hop over to Little Miss Muffet challenge, and join in the fun! 

And this is my GDT card!



This little cutie is Babe Superstar, from  Little Miss Muffet stamps.

The papers I've used are from Crate Paper Little Boy Blue (the grey paper with little baby objects). the other paper I've had for a while.. sorry I don' know the brand as it came in a small pack, non-branded, but it's also really cute, with small baby footprints all over.... 

All the card-stock and papers have been distressed with the Tim Holtz Distresser tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Old paper and Antique Linen.
I also hand-stitched the border of all the layers with white thread.







I coloured the image with my Promarkers.
I used:
Buttercup, Mustard, Cornflower, Powder blue, Vanilla, Almond, Blossom, Tulip Yellow, Leaf Green and Cool Grey 1.









I added the "New Baby" sentiment to the star. 
I also created the "Congratulations" sentiment on my computer.

As an extra layer, I used a blue doily. 
I also used:
"It's a Boy" ribbon from local shop.
Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves die cuts using a Marianne Creatables die.
Button, gems and washi tape from local shops.




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

Cards Galore - Creative with colour (include your favourite colour) : my favourite colour at the moment is yellow... I use it very frequently as one of the colours in my colour combinations

That's all for me today!!! I really hope my card!!! 
leave me a comment if you do, and don't forget to follow :)

Until next time!



Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sentimental Sundays DT post #201 - Vintage / Steampunk

Hi!!! how is the weekend treating you? It's a quiet weekend for us.. yesterday we stayed home, lazing around, we even had a nap! a family nap! My husband had been away almost all the week, so he was extremely tired... Today we've been doing some stuff around... but nothing really exciting... It's good sometimes to be just home and relax I guess.

As every Sunday, we have a new challenge at 


The theme this week is

Vintage / Steampunk
(plus a sentiment)

I was really excited with this week's theme... as I've never made a steampunk card... so I was really looking forward to it!


The sponsor this week is Lollyrot Illustration Stamps


So, after you read about my card, hop over to Sentimental Sundays and join us in the fun! Even if you have never tried this genre, it's really exciting to try new themes and techniques!!! the DT and GDTs have made a fantastic job to give you  inspiration for this challenge!

and this is my card...



The paper's I've used are both freebies from magazines. The brown one is full of cogs and script writing...  I love it and thought it would go perfect with this card.

I used black card stock as a base.

All the papers have been distressed with Tim Holtz Distresser Tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Old paper.

The image is from the sponsor, which they very kindly donated for me to work with. It's called "Agatha" and it can be found here.






I used my Promakers to colour the image. I used:  Turquoise, Duck Egg, Powder Blue, Vanilla, Almond, Blossom, Pink Mittens, Buttercup, Tan, and Blender Pen.

I stamped two of the image corners with Urban Stamps Cogs stamp. 

I also used this same stamp for the corner of the card, but this time I used it with Versamark embossing ink and Papermania Embossing powder in Silver.

As an extra layer, I use the Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die cut, which I also embossed with Papermania embossing powder  in Silver. I did this a bit on the rough... meaning I didn't want it to come perfect and shiny and wanted to show a bit of the black card stock from the bottom.

I finished it off with:

Lace from local shop.
The Metal Cogs and Vintage Scissors charm are from The Bead shop, in the Afflecks Palace in Manchester.
I also took a washer from my tool box and added it together with the cogs.
The screw brad is from Woodware.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
The two types of washi tape are from local shop.


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




I hope you like my steampunk card! 
Please leave me some love, I really enjoy reading your comments... 
and don't forget to follow!

Until next time!


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