Wednesday, 29 June 2011


As it is holiday time and I don't have school runs to do for 8 weeks (yah) I have a little more crafting time. Been having a tidy up of my stash but to be honest it's a losing battle! So, abandoned it all and made a little vintage card:

The lovely vintage topper is from Ebay (see previous post for details!), the papers are K&Co and the sentiment and holder are Tim Holtz. The filigree corner is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the flowers are from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Cards for Men Challenge #13 - Stars

Good afternoon! The sun has finally showed it's face this week, and as it's the school hols the boys and I went to a fab play farm called "Briarlands Farm". They boys are happy (and exhausted) and I got to do some reading!  

I've not entered a card for Cards for Men for a while (or many others other than my DT cards) so I thought I would join in with this challenge's theme which is:

Now, I'm quite a fan of Ebay and buy quite a lot of crafty things on it. Having taken a fancy to trying out the vintage look I came across wonderful vintage toppers from Tenivo*uk. I have used a vintage car topper.

The sentiment stamp is from Crafty Emma's Store and the filigree corner from Wild Orchid Crafts. The cardstock is scrap pieces and the buttons are from my stash. The stars are actually the same colour as the cardstock but have had TH Crackle paint painted on.  

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #99 - Make a Splash

Good morning - hope you've enjoyed the weekend? Unlike a lot of the UK, here in Scotland we're not really seeing a huge amount of the sun for the last few days. My sister's on holiday in France just now and it's so hot her son is running about in his knick-knacks!!

Anyhow, something we've seen a lot of here is water, which fits in very nicely with Mary's theme of:

The DT have had a great time with this one so please pop over and take a look! The luckly winner will receive 5 pack of pens from Letraset!

On to my creation - wanted to do something a little different and while trawling t'internet I found a template for a pop out card - the kind where you pull out one side and the other pops out as well. Dead easy to do as well!

The image is the Pollycraft's Swings and Slides Enchant and Explore "Mermaid" coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Fancy Pants "Beach Bum" available from Crafty Emma's Store and the sentiment is from my talented teamie Marit.

Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

CES Challenge #42 - Anything but Square .....

Morning! My 2 have 8 weeks of summer holidays now, while I don't finish until next Friday (boo!). Hopefully the weather will be half decent so we can do things that don't cost anything lol!

It is my turn to host the CES challenge and the theme I have chosen is:

so we want to see your creations that are non-square. The GDT and DT have created wonderful cards so please pop over and have a look.

The winner of this week's challenge will recieve £10 voucher (not incl P&P) from Crafty Emma's Store:

A reminder as well that there is still 25 % off everything exc Pre-Orders, Gift Vouchers & Charity Digital Images. Enter the code SUMMERSALE at checkout to receive your discount. Ends Monday 27th June @ 10 am.

So onto my card:

Got this little fella from Crafty Emma's - Whiff of Joy Good Luck Gnome" - coloured him with ProMarkers. Found the clover template on t'internet and used Pink Petticoat paper. The sentiment is computer generated and finished off with a button and some twine. The little clovers in the sack have Glossy Accents on them.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #98 - Travel/Holidays

Scottish school holidays start at the end of the week, and this year my 2 have 8 weeks holiday! The time of year for thinking about holidays is approaching and our GDT Cazza has set this week's theme of

Tried something a little different for my card this week - what is more summery is a pair of flip-flops so I made a giant one! Used Sonny Honeycloud "Life's a Beach" coloured with Promarkers. The flowers I had in my stash.

We're delighted to have a new sponsor for this challenge who is offering a £10 voucher (it's a fab shop, I'm off for a little browse later!)

Also a little reminder that Pollycraft's DT call is still on until 27 June - so pop over if you want to enter. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

CES Challenge #41 - Lots of Sparkly Flowers!

Good morning all! I do like it when Saturday arrives - time to spend with the family, do a little shopping and of course squeeze in some crafting!

I loved looking at your movie inspired creations last week - it reminded me of so many great films!

This week's challenge has been set by Claire and is:

Now, who doesn't like to put loads of flowers on a card if you can get away with it?? Here is my creation - a bottle tag:

From Crafty Emma's Store I used the fab paper pad from My Mind's Eye "Hazel", pearls and the happy couple (hAnglar & sTanglar I think!) are coloured with Promarkers. I have used the same papers and punched out the flowers and finished them off with a pearl brad, which have then been glamour dusted. The actual tag was a precut cardboard door hanger! The key and postcard are from my stash.

This week's lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher (not incl P&P) from:

so what are you waiting for?? Pop over to the challenge blog to see the DT and GDT great creations!

Also, please check out the new inspirational blog from Crafty Emma's Store - where you will be able to see DT creations and tutorials using products from Emma's Store.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge and DT CALL!!!!

Good evening all! Hope Monday hasn't been too bad? A few things to share today - first off is this week's Pollycraft Monday Challenge which has been set by Kylie:

Fabby challenge - I do like my ribbons and flowers! Here is my creation:

I haven't made an easel card for a while. The papers were freebies from a craft magazine. The gorgeous image is Pollycraft's "Enchant and Explore Fairy" coloured with Promarkers. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon and pearls where from my stash.

We are delighed to be sponsored by:

who are offering the lucky winner 3 digis! Please pop over to the Challenge blog to check out the fab GDT and DT creations!

BUT before you do that:

Paula is having a DT call!! Please pop over to Tales from Pollycraft for full details but basically we are looking for 2 new people for the DT. Interested????

If so what you have to do is make a creation using one of these free images:


How easy is that? I managed to make a little card using Blue's Branch:

The papers are Pink Petticoat, Blue is coloured with Promarkers. The fabulous sentiment is from the very talented Marit's blog Scrap-a-licious Times.

Phew - think that's all! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

CES Challenge #40 - Saturday Night at the Movies

Admit it - who's now singing that song?? I have to say last week you really enjoyed the CAS challenge - it's one I struggle with - more is more isn't it??

This week Carrie has set the theme of:

For this challenge we would like to see a card which is based on your favourite film! To be honest I did not know what to do for this card - I had a rummage in my stash and a plan started to come together ...... can you name this movie .......

.... what, do you mean it's not obvious that it's "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves"????

Magnolia Edwin has been promarkered, the papers used are First Edition "Up, Up and Away". The Promarkers, paper and buttons are all from Crafty Emma's Store and if you win this challenge you will receive £10 voucher (P&P not included) to spend there.

Looking forward to seeing all your favourite movies - please remember to let us know which one though!!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #96 - Love and Marriage

Happy Monday all! Hope you've had a good weekend? This week's Pollycraft Challenge has been set by Jane and is:

It's a fab challenge and as always there's a fab prize for the winner - your choice of 10 digis from Pollycraft - you might want to choose these!

So here is my creation for this challenge - more of a tag really:

The image is Pollycraft's "Mr & Mrs Chester". The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I had the die cut horseshoe in my stash. The champagne is glamour dusted although it's not obvious!

Please pop over to the challenge blog to check out the GDT and DT creations which are fabulous! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

CES Challenge #39 - Clean and Simple

Good morning! Hope the sun isn't hiding wherever you are. We are fast approaching the school summer holidays (this year 8 weeks!!) here in Scotland.

It's Donna's turn to set this week's challenge and she has chosen:

Now, I have to admit, this was a toughie for someone who likes ribbon, pearls and flowers! But I settled on a decorated tag using Fizzy Moon, Promarkers, flowers and pearls from Crafty Emma's Store:

This week's prize is a fabby £10 gift voucher (not incl P&P) from:

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the DTs take on this challenge!