Saturday, 30 April 2011

CES Challenge #34 - Inspirational Picture

Good afternoon - I hope the sun is shining where you are, it's glorious here. Have recovered from watching the Royal Wedding (have to admit to a tear or two when Wills told Kate she looked beautiful at the altar!).

This week's fab CES challenge is set by that vixen Vicky and is based on this picture:

This means that you can use the gingham or the colours or anything else that this picture "says" to you for your creation. This week you have a chance to win a £10 voucher (not incl P&P) from:

We have also changed the rules slightly for the challenge - you can only enter a maximum of 3 times for each challenge.

So here is my card using First Edition "Love Letters" papers, Fizzy Moon "Wish upon a Star" coloured with Promarkers and Bakers Twine - all available from Crafty Emma's Store:

Please pop over to the challenge blog to check out the rest of DTs fantastic creations. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #90 - Fun and Games

Good Easter Monday! Hope you're going to enjoy today - we're off for a picnic later on (hopefully the sun will make an appearance!).

This week's fabulous challenge is set by Emma and is:

Emma is also sponsoring this week with £10 voucher (not incl P&P) to spend at Crafty Emma's Store
Here is my card:

Now, what is more fun than flying a kite? Used a Cherry Kisses image here and replaced the string of the kite with thread and buttons. The gorgeous papers I've used are Echo Park "A Walk in the Park" which is available at Crafty Emma's Store. The white ruffle is actually crepe paper and everything else is from my stash.

Please pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous DT creations and I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

CES Challenge #33 - Spring Colours/Image

Good morning all! Hope the sun is peeking out wherever you are, its not here just now though! Thanks to all of you who joined in last week's sketch challenge - fab entries as usual! Remember to pop over to see the winner and Top 3.

This week's challenge is set by Sue and is:

The winner of this fab challenge will receive a £10 voucher from Crafty Emma's Store (not incl P&P)
Here is my DT card:

From Crafty Emma's Store I've used:

First Edition "Spring Feast" 6x6 papers (absolutely gorgeous!)
Fizzy Moon Little Messages Clear stamps (coloured with Promarkers)
Vintage Buttons
Colour Connection Ribbons and Fibres
Card Candi
Scalloped card blank

I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations for this one and please go to the challenge blog and see the fabulous cards from my teamies. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #89 - Sketch and Vintage

Good morning all! The boys are back to school today, at least for a few days! We loved your Easter creations last week and this week it's all about a

The fabulous prize this week is a £10 voucher from The Creative Cottage - a great prize!

So here is my card:

The image is the fantastic "Vintage Ronnie" created for Crafty Emma's Store by Paula to raise money for a charity close to Emma's heart. The papers are also from Crafty Emma's store and are Fancy Pants "It's the Little Things". The sentiment is Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

CES Challenge #32 - a Sketch

Good morning! Can't believe another week has passed by - the kids go back to school on Monday then are off for the long Easter weekend then the long weekend for the Royal Wedding and May holiday!

On to this week's challenge which is a sketch by sizzling Sue:

You can rotate the sketch or resize the elements but please remember we must still be able to see the original design within your creation.

Here is my offering using Vintage Ronnie (coloured with Promarkers) and Crate Papers "Neighbourhood Collection" - all of which are available from Crafty Emma's Store.

Vintage Ronnie is a  new digital image that is available to purchase in Crafty Emma's Store and also over at Pollycraft. He priced at £1.50 and all proceeds go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of Emma's Dad who tragically died following an accident at work in September 2009. Emma and her family have managed to raise over £800 already for the charity.

The prize for one lucky winner is a £10 voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's Store. Please note P&P is not included.

Please pop over to the challenge blog and be inspired! Thanks for visiting

Friday, 15 April 2011

Very naughty ...............

.............. guess who hasn't posted her card for Pollycraft Monday Challenge - yip me :< My reason is this - we have been busy rearranging the boys rooms and it has been a mammoth task - am I forgiven??

San has set this week's challenge which is:

#88 - EASTER

Here is my offering using "Cuthbert Egg Wagon" and the papers are from Nitwits "Chicks and Bunnied too":

The winner of this week's challenge will receive 3 digis from:

Also going to enter this little fella into this fortnight's Cards for Men challenge which is looking for an Easter themed card.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

CES Challenge #31 - Monochromatic

Hello all! It's glorious weather here in Falkirk and it's meant to stay for a few days so woohoo!!

I was blown away with all your creations for last week's "Children" challenge - pop over to the challenge blog to see the winner and Top 3.

This week's challenge is set by the sensational Shell and is:

For this one you need to pick a colour and work with different shades of it! I always tend to think of black and white for this but have managed to use shades of green for my DT card:

Used a delish Magnolia Tilda on Prima's "Botanicals" 6 x 6 papers. She is coloured with Promarkers. The papers, pearls and promarkers are available from Crafty Emma's Store - please pop in to see the fab stuff on offer!

The prize for this challenge is £10 voucher (not including P&P) to spend in Emma's Store:

Please pop over to the challenge blog and check out the wonderful work of the GDT and DT!

Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Hamish's Card

Good afternoon - hope the weather is holding up where you are. It's been quite nice here and the boys and I have been busy in the park. Wanted to share with you a card my 6 year old has made for a girl in his class who's birthday party is next week:

Now, the only bits I helped with were the ribbon, the flowers and I coloured in the skin and hair of the girl. I think he's done a lovely job - what do you think?

Monday, 4 April 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge and New Release!!!

Good morning (just!). Why is it when the school holidays begin the heavens open?? Oh well, never mind - the boys have a new game for their DS so they're happy for the minute!

It's time for another challenge over at Pollycraft and the theme this week, as picked by Kylie, is:

I'm sure everyone has at least one stamp/digi that has not had much love and attention recently and we want to see them on your creation this week!

The winner will receive the brand new Pollycraft  "Swings and Slides 2" collection:

I loved the first set and am loving this release even more!!!! They are available from today for the totally bargain price of 99 p each or £5.75 for all 7 images!!

So I suppose I should show you my DT card?!

I choose this Pollycraft image because I thought it was so spring-like and also v cute! The papers are Nitwit and everything else is from my stash.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the fantastic creations by our GDT and DT.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

CES Challenge #30 - Children

Happy Saturday - the school is now on 2 week's spring holiday so woohoo!! This week's it is my turn for the CES challenge and choose the theme of:


it can be for a child or have children on it!

Crafty Emma's offering the winner a £10 voucher (P&P not included):

So here is my little offering:

This fella is from the yet to be released "Swings and Slides 2" from Pollycraft - the collection is released on 4 April and is fab! The papers are Pink Petticoat. The TH Adage Ticket, Buttons and Bakers Twine are all available from Crafty Emma's Store.

I am also entering this card for the Cards for Men #7 "Embossing" Challenge and Digital Tuesday Challenge 104 - "For the Kids"

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Ronnie Painting ..............

Good morning - thank goodness it's Friday! School finishes up for its 2 weeks spring break and I can't wait - it'll be a long day!!

As many of you may know Emma (Crafty Emma's Store) is raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of her Dad who was tragically killed at work in Sept 2009. So far Emma and her family have managed to raise over £850 plus collected over 1000 bra's for their recycling appeal.

Emma has a brand new digital image to share with you to raise even more funds and I'd like to introduce this little fella - Ronnie Painting:

Isn't he soo cute? He's coloured with promarkers and the papers and letters are from Pink Petticoat "Big Fella" collection.

Please pop over the Crafty Emma's Store and purchase him for the sum of £1.50 - go on, you know you want to!!