Monday, 13 December 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #74 - White Christmas (running for 4 weeks and GDcall)

I used to think that a white Christmas would be nice, but after the snow we've had I've changed my mind!! Jane has picked this week's Pollycraft Challenge and it is "White Christmas" - this can either be an all white card with only the image coloured or a wintry scene. My penguin was a Pollycraft Friday Freebie ages ago but he was perfect for this card. Took me ages to thread the buttons!! You can also apply for a GDT spot with this challenge - just add GD after your name in the linky! The sponsor is Crafty Emma's Store with a Memory Box Tinsel paper pack.

Look forward to seeing your cards!

CES Challenge #16 - Anything but a Christmas Card!

Hello - it was my turn to host the latest CES Challenge and this week the theme is "Anything but a Christmas Card". Don't get me wrong, I love making Christmas cards but I needed a little break! The CES DT have made fabulous cards so make sure you check them out! The winner of this challenge will get a choice of 3 images of their choice from our fab sponsor

The papers used on this birthday card are Memory Box's Rhubarb Tart and is available from Crafty Emma's Store along with the mulberry ribbon, the pin, the charm and the wonderful Wild Rose Studio image.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Friday Sketchers #130

Morning - hope it's not too wintry where you are! Rustled up this little card for one of my boys using this week's Friday Sketchers sketch:

Pollycraft releashed some new Cherry Kisses and introduced Jerry Kisses as well so here is Jerry himself with some pressies. The papers are Pink Petticoat's "Fairy Lights". Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

New Cherry and Jerry Kisses Releases at Pollycraft (and a Cards for Men Challenge!)

Good morning! It's the 1st of December, woohoo! Paula over at Pollycraft has been a very busy girl and has been drawing like mad to give us some new Cherry Kisses and for the first time Jerry Kisses Christmas images!! I just love the Cherry Kisses girls (and boys) as they are so easy to colour and use.

Here's my little card featuring "Jerry Kisses - Piles of Pressies" which I am also entering in this week's Cards for Men Challenge 24: Christmas Cards.

I've used Pink Petticoat's "Fairy Lights" CD for my papers, it's one of my favourites. Jerry is coloured with Promarkers. Everything else is from my small craft collection, lol!

Visit the Pollycraft blog to see the other fabby DTs creations. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #72 - Chipboard

Good Monday morning - hope it's shaping up to be a good one - its very very very snowy here! Schools are shut and we can't even get out of our driveway!

This week's challenge as set by me is CHIPBOARD.

Our sponsor this week is the fantastic "The Creative Cottage" who is offering the
winner a £10 voucher for a little spending spree (sigh wish I could enter .....)!!

Anyway, here is my creation. I've used one of the new Cherry Kisses Christmas, isn's she cute? The papers are my ever favourite, Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights. My chipboard is the funky tree from Dovecraft.

So get rummaging in your stash and add some chipboard to your creations!

Get over to the Challenge blog to see the other fantastic GDT and DTs cards and I look forward to visiting your blog!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge #117, The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #82 and a touch of Critter Sketch Challenge #40!!

I know, 3 posts in one day! This little creation covers 3 different challenges:

Critter Sketch Challenge #40 were looking for Texture
The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #82 was a fab sketch and
Cupcake Craft Challenge #117 wanted a "House Warming" card

This is what I came up with:

The image is from Pollycraft, the papers (GCD Rose), pin and leaf is from CES, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft and the textured panel has been created using a Cuttlebug Embossing folder. I think after all these posts I need to lie down ....................


Sketch Saturday #129

Been having some fun with some sketch challenges, and this one is for Sketch Saturday. I have rotated the sketch round as I printed my digi image a little big, lol:

I love this image - let's be honest, you always get something handknitted from an elderly relative! This is Pollycraft's "Ethan's New Jumper" combined with the papers from Pink Petticoat's Fairy Lights. Everything else was from my crafty stash. Thanks for visiting!

Friday Sketchers #128

Good afternoon! No your eyes are not deceiving you, I am entering a challenge! I've been really busy on the home front for a variety of reasons but I'm able to get crafting again!

As always I enjoyed working with the Friday Sketchers Sketch and this is what I came up with:

This little chap is Pollycraft's "Jack Snow Fun" and is one of many fantastic images available in the shop. The link in my sidebar will take you to the new look shop! The papers are Pink Petticoat's "Fairy Lights" and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. Can't remember where I got the pearl snowflakes from - I could say I painstakingly placed all the pearls individually ....................

Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #70 - Glittery Christmas

Good Morning - hope everyone's looking forward to the week ahead??! It does mean its Pollycraft Monday Challenge time and this week's theme is "Glitter Christmas" - easy peasy or what? Here's my DT card using the fantastic Sonny Honeycloud Mistletoe, who has had her hood glittered:

I've gone pastelly with this one and used the lovely (and glittered!) "Let it Snow" papers by Dovecraft. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. The mulberry ribbon is from Crafty Emma's Store (and I think the snowflake charm ...). Pop over to Pollycraft to see the other wonderful glittery cards from the DT team and look forward to seeing your creations! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

CES Challenge #12 - Think Pink!

Good Saturday morning - I hope you're glad it's the weekend, I certainly am! This week's CES Challenge is a fab one - "Think Pink". Here's my DT card:

The fabby papers (GCD - Pink) and pin are available from Crafty Emma's Store - as always go over and have a little browse of the other fab stuff available. The image is Kanban's Betsie Bob Bouquet Pink and everything else was in my stash. Pop over to the challenge blog to see the other wonderful DT cards and I look forward to visiting you soon! Thanks for visiting!" width="200" border="0">

Monday, 1 November 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #68 "It's Chill Time"

Happy Monday! Hope your week has started well. This week's challenge over at Pollycraft has been set by Emma and the theme is "It's Chill Time". Now you can interpret this in any way - it could be a wintry card or feature relaxtion - my card covers the latter:

I've used the fabulous "Ronnie" specially drawn by Paula to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service which is an organisation close to Emma's heart. He's perfect for all those male cards so if you haven't got him yet pop over to the Pollycraft shop and give him a home! The paper is Papermania's "For Him". Please check out all the other cards from my very talented DT Buddies. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

CES Challenge #10 - Chocolate Caramel

Good Morning (assuming Blogger has worked!). It's time again for another fab CES Challenge and this time the theme is "Chocolate Caramel" - now I have to admit this did stick me a bit as these are not colours I normally use! Decided to go for a more literal interpretation:

While scrambling around my stash for inspiration, I found this Craftwork Cards sentiment and decided to base my card around it! The papers, Basic Grey Pyrus, are available in Emma's store along with tonnes of other fab stuff so take a peek! The "Caramels" are just squares of paper that I have wrapped in some little squares of card bags. The pants sadly are not a realistic representation of mine size wise, lol!!! Thanks for visiting and remember to visit all the other DTs to see there great creations!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

CES Challenge # 8 - Male Birthday Card

Happy Saturday - its always good when the weekend comes around! It also means another challenge over at CES Challenge! This week's challenge is for a Male Birthday Card - some people find making male cards a bit tricky because usually bling, flowers and pink are out! The papers, image and ribbon are all available from Crafty Emma's Store - the papers are Basic Grey "Oliver", the image is a fundraising digi for a cause close to Emma's heart, please check it out. Everything else was lurking in my stash! Can't wait to see your creations this week! Thanks for visiting.


Monday, 4 October 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #64 - Anything Goes!

Morning all - hope Monday is a cheery one! Monday means Pollycraft Monday Challenge! This week the theme is "Anything Goes" - how easy is that?? I've used the Friday Freebie - good old Luna! The papers are from the Creative Cottage who now has its own website up and running. Here's my DT card:

Thanks for visiting and looking foward to seeing your creations!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

CES Challenge#6 - Get Ahead, Get a Hat!

Good Morning - hope you're enjoying Saturday so far! As always Saturday means a new challenge over at CES Challenge and this week the theme is "Get Ahead, Get a Hat!". Here's my DT Card:

The image is the Greetings Farm "Ian" and the gorgeous papers are Basic Grey "Oliver" which are available in Crafty Emma's Store along with the black dewdrops and other fantastic stock just in. The sentiment is from Craftime and the charm is from my stash.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #62 - Cute and Cuddly!

Hello and happy Monday!! It's time again for another fabulous Pollycraft Monday Challenge, this time the theme is "Cute and Cuddly" set by Joey. Cute and cuddly is so easy to do as Paula has so many gorgeous cutsie designs in the shop! For my DT card I decided to make a funky christmas card using Pollycraft's cute little mice. The papers are Dovecraft's "Christmas Fancy" and the sentiment is Craftwork Cards. Pop over and see the fantastic creations made by the Pollycraft DT - can't wait to see your cards! Thanks for visiting

Saturday, 18 September 2010

CES Challenge 4 - Baby Bonanza

Good Morning! Always glad when Saturday comes around and of course it means another challenge over at CES Challenge! This week's fab challenge is "Baby Bonanza" - always a great theme for a card. My DT card is for a baby girl (the pink rather gives it away, lol). The gorgeous little dragon is Wild Rose Studio's "Fergus with Bouquet" (or indeed Fergie for this card??) with fab mulberry ribbon and pink dew drops all available from

so you have no excuse not to go over there and have a little nosey (some new Basic Grey papers have been added!). The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and anything else not mentioned has been in my stash. I look forward to admiring all your fabulous work! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Sketch Saturday #119 meets Cupcake Craft Challenge #107

Good evening - it's nearly the weekend!! This little offering is for 2 challenges - Sketch Saturday and Cupcake Craft Challenges with the theme of Books and Stories. This card is probably a bit brighter than normal but I had lovely papers which I don't use very often - Sassafras "Hog Heaven" and the most gorgeous fabric roses and buttons from Making Memories. The image is from Squiggle Stamps and is called Daisy - I made her into Little Red Riding Hood which was one of my favourite books when I was young (I'm from an age when the Ladybird books cost 10p lol!). Used some paperclips at the top and some dew drops to finish it off. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Friday Sketchers #118 meets Wild Orchid Challenge #5 with a touch of Just Magnolia Week 71

Good evening - halfway through the week already! Been working on a couple of challenge cards so here's the first one entered in Friday Sketchers #118 , Wild Orchid Challenge #5 - Pearls and Pins, and Just Magnolia Week 71 (that's quite a lot of challenges for me lol!). The Tilda image is the cutest with the very gorgeous Prima "Fairy Flora" papers available from Crafty Emma's Store. The flowers are, of course, from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pin is my own creation! The pearls are from Kaiser and were the perfect colour. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #60 - Xmas but no green or red!

Good Monday morning - hope it's working out OK so far! This week's Pollycraft Monday Challenge is set by Tracy and is the fabulous theme of Christmas but no Green or Red! Check out the blog to see the other fantabulous DT creations!
As always there is a fantastic prize on offer - 2 digi kits of your choice from The Creative Cottage and of course the chance to be a Pollycraft Favourite!

Paula has drawn some fantastic new christmas images and the one I have chosen for my DT card is Luna Bitterfrost - Globe - isn't she fab?! Perfect for that teenage xmas card. The papers are Anita's Christmas Black and the sentiment is Craftwork Cards. The snowflakes are die cut then the top layer twinkletted (is that a word?!). The charm, ribbon and gems are from my stash.
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

CES Challenge #2 - Floral Frenzy!

Hope you're having a good Saturday so far. Grr I did schedule this for earlier today but Mr Blogger appears to be away for the day and didn't bother! Time for another fab challenge over at CES Challenge - we couldn't believe how many entries there were for the very first challenge from a very talented bunch! Anyway, back to the challenge which this week is Floral Frenzy! Get those flowers dusted off, whether its part of the image, on the paper, handmade flowers - the choice is yours! Crafty Emma's Store has some fabulous flowers in at the minute so if you're a bit short, then have a look (there is also a sale on!!)

Also available from Crafty Emma's Store are some of the products I have used on my DT card for this week - papers are Pink Paislee, the teardrop pin (coloured with a promarker), key charm, black dew drops and gorgeous mulberry ribbon. The image is a digital one from Digital Pencil and is perfect for a teenage birthday - what do you think?

The fabulous prize for this week's challenge is a Basic Grey Card Kit:

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this one! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Just Magnolia Week 70 - A Sketch

Morning! I'm not usually on the computer so early but I had to print off some stuff for Playgroup and thought that I would add this card at the same time! This week's challenge at Just Magnolia is a sketch by Dawny P which was great to work with. H has several birthday parties to go to in the next few weeks and this is one of the cards. The image is Pirate Tilda and the papers are Rusty Pickle's "Pirate Princess". I have to admit it was a bit fiddly getting the beads onto the bakers twine!! The sentiment is Craftwork Cards and everything else from the stash. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Cards for Men #18 meets Sketch Saturday #118

I always seem to post 2 in a row - I think its because I work on a Thursday and Friday so have to get all my cards done by Wednesday lol! Anyway, this offering is for this week Cards for Men with the theme "Long Summer Days" and the fab sketch from Sketch Saturday. The lovely summery image is LOTV Deckchair Dreaming and I have to admit he is a die-cut! The papers are Papermania's Hampstead as well as the brad and gems. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Adage Tickets. Thanks for visiting!