Tuesday, 28 August 2012

PAPELOTIS - Pretty in Pink

This week's challenge is PRETTY IN PINK.

I've used this gorgeous stamp from Papelotis to create this Jotter note book.  The stamp is called Shakira.  Why not take a look at the gorgeous stamps at Papelotis and see what you could create!

USED:      PVA glue used to create the faux pearls
Medium:   Copics and pencils, gel pen, sukura glitter pen, distress ink to distress edge on image
Papers:    Digital papers from Serif, Silver Mirri
Dies used:   Di'namics die
Embellishments:   Flowers, brads, Butterflies

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into
Allsorts - anything but a card
Annabellestamps - Anything round
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Thestampman - Alter it
Stampingfortheweekend - Pearls and swirls
Avadares Challenge - Anything for August
Challenge4Everybody - Anything goes

Monday, 27 August 2012


Check out the Craft Barn - they are offering some fabulous blog candy to their followers.  So to be in with a chance if you're not a follower join now and just follow the rules.  I'm crossing my fingers so good luck to all.

Best wishes

Saturday, 25 August 2012


Apologies for late posting - haven't been very well and have not been on the Computer so forgot I had this done for this week's post.  

This week's theme at Crafts4Eternity if FOOD FOR THOUGHT!  Plenty of scope there!  I've decided to use another of the digital images from Mo Manning and is a lovely summery image.

Inside view

Stamps:   Mo Manning - 
                 Whimsy Sentiment stamp

Copics, Prisma and Polychromo pencils, Diamond glaze on the glasses, splitz spray for yellow flowers

First Edition paper pack, Black cardstock

Dies used:  
Cheery Lyn flourish die, Magnolia leaves, Marianne and Spellbinders foilage dies, Fancy edge scissors, Martha Stewart punch border, Magnolia flower die, Spellbinders butterfly (part of circle die)

Embellishments: Pearls, Flowers, brad, sunglasses, ribbon and bow
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Fatpages....... - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Pearls and swirls
Stempelsonnen..... - image main focus
TotallyPapersCraft - Zesty Summer colours

Friday, 17 August 2012


This week's challenge at Crafts4Eternity is another Summery one - Splish Splash!  - and Mo's has just the right digi stamp for this challenge.  This one is called GLORIA AT THE POOL and has two versions - this is the African American one.

Inside view

USED: Stamps:  Mo Manning - GLORIA AT THE POOL
Whimsy Sentiment stamp

Medium:   Copics, pencil, gel and glitter pens, diamond glaze
Papers:    1st Edition - Summer Breeze, Black card
Dies used:   Cut die border, Whimsy Sentiment die 
Embellishments:   Butterflies
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
CraftingforallSeasons - Bright colours
Ruby'sRainbow - Butterflies
ElkeKaartEeenFeestj... - Summer Holidays
Everybody-art-challenge - Summer
LadybugCRAFTSInk.... - Summer fun

CMM's Aug. 17 - Try Something New sponsored by My Creative Classroom

For my Try Something new I have made my first ever box.  Although not 100% percent happy with box - having learnt some vital lessons for next time I still like this box and am using it to house candles and tealights.

Having not been well all week I haven't been able to add move view of this box but I hope to try and add some more views in the next couple of days.

USED:  Freebie Vintage Photo and Whimsy Postage stamps

Papers:  Fairyopolis papers, Co-ordinations, Black cardstock
Dies used:  Marianne flourish dies and Whimsy Postage dies, daisy flower punch
Embellishments:  Gem flourishes, more gems, flowers, butterflies, brads

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Shoppingourstash - Trysomethingnew
TuesdayAlchemy - Colour - Sea green, pink and brown
Jackson'sDigitalchallenge - Anything goes
StampNPlus - flowers
Lovetocreate - Sparkle

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


This week's challenge at Papelitos is  "birthday/celebrations".  This challenge will run along side Paper Crafting Journey (http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com.es/).

Remember to check blog that day as there is a freebie up for grabs so don't forget to pop over and check out both blogs.


Copics, Spray varnish and glitter, black gel pen, Sparkle pen, Black roller ball
First Edition Paper pack, Black cardstock
Dies used:    
Heart thought creations flourish die, Cheery Lynn flourish die, Creatables die, Postage stamp dies
Flowers, gem, brad

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Critter Sketch Challenge - Use a digi
CupcakeCraftChallenge - Photo inspiration
Papermakeupstamps - 3,2,1 - 3 Sentiments, 2 Flourishes, 1 image
Lexi'sCreations - Sparkle and Shine (dress and hair)
PaperPretties - Anything goes

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Papelitos New Release

Check out the new digi stamps at Papelitos.  Leave a comment of the DT blogs and you are in with a chance of winning the digi stamp used by DT member.  Remember you must be a followers of Papelitos Stamp Challenge - Winners announced Tuesday.

Best wishes,

Stamp:  Victor

Friday, 10 August 2012


Sorry forgot to Schedule this post so it's a bit late.  

This week's challenge at C4E is a colour challenge  SANDCASTLES.  For this project I used this gorgeous Vintage photo (freebie).

Inside view

USED:  Whimsy Postage stamps

Papers:   Fairyopolis, Black and gold cardstock
Dies used:  Magnolia tag and butterfly, Whimsy Postage stamp dies, Cricut postage shape, Marianne postage shapes, Spellbinders fancy shape and flower dies, Cheery Lynn flourish
Embellishments:  Ribbon, Pearls
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
CutecardThursday - Tag
LittleMissMuffet - Scallops
MAWTT - Summer
Papercraftingjournal  - Anything goes
Southern girls - Water play

Thursday, 9 August 2012


I'm loving these digi images from the Teddy Bo group.  This one is DarcyDiaries_033 - "Hat'titude".  Thought I'd try something different as I am struggling with my colouring and inspiration.  Quite liked the idea of colouring her with a darker skin tone but as her face was in the shadow may be I should have gone for a lighter skin tone?

Now taking photo's in a different room so the lighting to has changed - need to fiddle with light meter on camera again - Nightmare!


Medium:   Copics, Prisma pencil, Glitter gel pen, Black pen
Papers:    Tilda collection, Co-ordinations, Black Cardstock

Stamps:   As above plus Whimsy sentiment stamp
Dies used:  Whimsy sentiment die, Cheery Lynn heart dies, Magnolia flourish die, Die-namics flower dies
Embellishments:  Pearls

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
D'Arcy's Diaries - Anything goes
Craftingforallseasons - Bright colours
Craftsandme - Use a digi
Divabydesign - For a female
Whimsyinspiration - Summer fun
Freshbrewed - Birthdays

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


This week's challenge at Paperplay is SHAPED CARDS.  This is the first fancy edged card I've done and I hope counts as Shaped card specially as it took me several attempt to try making a shaped card!

USED:   Free Vintage photo's

Papers:  Tilda collection, Black card
Dies used: Magnolia flower, Marianne flourishes and Postage stamp dies, Memory box Butterfly
Embellishments:  Pearls - large and small, Ribbon and bow

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Anything goes - Summer Days
EverybodyArtChallenge - Anything goes
Jackson'sDigitalExpressions - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
TryitonaTuesday - Anything goes

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


I am delighted to say that this is my first project for Papelitos and I am truely honoured to have been asked to join them.  If you haven't heard of them why not take a look at their fabulous challenge blog here where you could be in with a chance of winning some of Cristina's wonderful digi images.

This week's challenge is NO SQUARE CARDS so I made this magnetic Reminder Notes to go on the fridge - hopefully no more forgotten groceries.  

This is my first time of trying anything like this although I have been wanted to do so for some time.  I love this query image and just love it brightening up my fridge freezer.

Used:  Zutter Bind It All (use ribbon as haven't got any binding wires yet - although the machine has been sitting in a cupboard for several months.  Sounds silly but I just hadn't been able to sort my head out to be able to sit down and work out how to use it!  Well I know how to make the holes - just need to get the wires and work that out!!

Stamps: Papelitos - ARI

Medium:   Copics, Pencils, Glitter/gel pens
Papers:    Value pack papers, Black card, Fairyopolis script paper, Cardboard
Dies:   Spellbinders - Spiral flower
Embellishments:   Butterflies (cut from backing papers, then coated with microbeads, wires and black gems also added), Ribbons - multi, Bow, Pearl flourish, Brads, Clip

Papelitos Stamps challenge blog - http://papelitosstamps.blogspot.co.uk/
Papelitos on-line shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/PapelitosStamps

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
IncyWincyDesigns - Girly
MarkerPOPBlog - Bright colours
ThePinkElephant - Ribbon galore
JoannaSheen - Try something new
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Icecream colours

Monday, 6 August 2012


Welcome to the 1st challenge at Songbird and we hope you will join in with us.  This week's challenge is an open challenge of Anything goes!

Meljen's are our sponsors this week and I have used this fabulous Snowman image - so why not check out their on-line shop.


Medium:  Copics, Pencils and Glitter pens
Papers:    Kanban Christmas papers, Black and Gold Cardstock

Dies used:    Magnolia die
Embellishments:  Pearl and Ribbon

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
InspiremyFriday - Anything goes
Jingle Belles - santa baby
PoodlesParlour - Anything goes
SimplyCreateToo - Anything goes
StampMan - Celebrations

Ooh la la Challenge

This week's challenge at OLLCB is a theme challenge - Oriental.  Lucky for me I got given the backing paper from OLL to complete my project.

Photo of inside of card to be added.

Stamp:  from our stash and Whimsy Postage stamps

Medium:    Inked image
Papers:     Pattern paper from OLL - Eastern Blossom, Black, Purple and grey cardstock, Papermania capsule collection paper for grey flower and also used micro beads.

Dies used:  Spellbinders spiral flower and flourish, Marianne foilages, Whimsy Postage stamp
Embellishments:  Flowers, Butterflies, Faux brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
ComeandGetitChallenge - Adult Birthday card
Corrosivechallenge - Birthday
Fashionable Stamping - Anything goes
Nomatterwhichchallenge - Anything goes
Challengeupyourlife - Everything goes

Friday, 3 August 2012


For this project I used decided to play around a bit more with the Black and White theme of colouring images.  Usually I use a mixture of Warm's and Cool grey's but for this one I decided to keep to just the 10 greys from the Warm section of Copics pens.

I was quite pleased with the result - so I guess you don't have to have every colour of pen on the market!

Inside view

Stamps:    Mo Manning's  - Cutting the rug

Copics (Warm grey's)

Papermania Capsule Collection (CD Rom), Black Cardstock

Dies used:
Spellbinders Corner dies, Creatables - Postage die, Anja die

Faux brads, Bow, Black pearls

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
DP2 Challenge - Anything goes
Cutecard Thursday - Clean and simple
CityCrafter - Solid as a Rock
TryitonTuesday - Anything goes
Twisted Tuesday - Anything goes


Have been waiting for the change to use this stamp for some time.  This one is called from Saturated Canary.

Inside View

Stamps:   Saturated Canary 
                  Whimsy Sentiment stamp

Medium:   Copics, Pencils, Gel and Glitter pens
Papers:    Tilda Paper pack, Black cardstock
Dies used:  Cheery Lyn Flourish dies, Whimsy sentiment die, Daisy punch, Martha Stewart punch
Embellishments:   Ribbon, Bow,  Flowers, Epoxy badge and charm
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Hanna and Friends - Summer
Movingalongwiththetimes - Summer
Paperplay - LayerUP
EverybodyArtChallenge - Summer
SassyCheryl's - Prettypapers
Saturated Canary -