Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Pink {Ink} Sketch Challenge #4

Morning - I know, don't faint, I did post yesterday as well!! Don't work on a Tuesday so I get a few hours of peace which school/nursery is on.

Over at Pink {Ink} Sketch Challenge there is another fab sketch to follow. I do like using sketches - it means I 've got more time to play with the papers as the layout is already sorted!

Here is my card:

It has quite an autumn feel with the colours - the weather up here has definately turned autumnal! Gorgeous Tilda has been coloured with Promarkers, the DPs were from a massive pad I purchased from TKMaxx and everthing else was in my stash.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Back to School ....

.... here in Scotland the schools have been back for a few weeks. Paula over at Pollycraft has just released some fantastic new digi images which included some that were suitable for school so I couldn't resist creating this:

Introducing Luna Bitterfrost - Science Rocks, isn't she great? The papers are Fancy Pants "Off to School available from Crafty Emma's Store. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and I bought the OMG charm from Ebay.

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog Week #118 Back to School
TotallyPaperCrafts #81 Back to School
Stamp Something Back to School Somethings

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #108 - Use Felt (and Blog Hop Candy Winner)

Good evening - yes I am rather late (sitting in naughty corner as I type!). It's been a busy day here in the White house - youngest started at school full-time today and I was off to work so it was the usual mad scramble in the morning!

Anyway, thanks for all your Autumn Colours cards last week, it certainly feels like Autumn weather today!

This week's Pollycraft challenge has been set by Jane and she is asking you to:

This week we are delighted to be sponsored by Crimson Cloud who are offering one lucky winner 3 packs of die cuts:

My card for this challenge was a commission for a 90th birthday card:

The papers were from a magazine, the image is Pollycraft's Cherry Kisses - Tea in the 20s and the flowers are made from kraft card and pink felt. The sentiments are from Craftwork Cards.

So do you want to know who was picked at random to receive the S&S Sweet Love Set? Drum roll please .......

Well done. Please contact me Sheena so I can email your images!

Please remember to pop over to the other DTs blogs to see some fantastic cards and I hope we inspire you to join us this week!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Pollycraft Blog Hop!

You still have until 10 pm tomorrow night to take part in our Pollycraft Blog Hop - to enter click HERE.

CES Challenge #51 - Brown, Pink and Aqua

Good morning all! Well the boys have survived the first week back at school - I just hope I can get them there next week!!

I loved looking at all your bunting, flags or banners cards this week. This week Jane has chosen the theme:

which is a great colour combination to work with. The lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher (not incl P&P) for Crafty Emma's Store which always has totally lush crafty stuff!

So here is my card (sorry about the picture - the colours haven't shown up quite so well!):

The gorgeous paper, Bo Bunny "Gabrielle", the sentiment and pink flower are all from Crafty Emma's Store. The lace I had lurking in my stash and the bigger flower is just some Gabrielle DP which I die cut and distressed. The postcard is a digi download from Craftusprint and the main heart image was purchased from Ebay.

Please pop over to the other DTs blogs for fantastic inspiration which I hope will inspire you to join us this week!

Thanks for visiting!

PS - If you have a moment and want the chance to win some fab new releases from Pollycraft (available to buy Monday 29th August) please see my post below!!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Pollycraft Blog Hop and New Releases!

Over at Pollycraft we are having a blog hop to celebrate a fantastic NEW RELEASE! The entire Design Team is involved with each of us showing you sneeky peeks of the 12, yes 12!, new designs, so there's lots of inspiration in store!

There are prizes to be won at every stop along the way, and a GRAND prize at the end of the hop on Paula's blog. 
You should have arrived here from Arabella's blog, if you didn't...hop on back to the start, Cazza's blog, and follow the stops in order...

So, what image I am offering up as a prize? 2 fantastic Swings and Slides digis with a sweet theme:

Here are my 2 cards having played around with these scrummy digis:

The images were coloured with Promarkers and the DPs are Pink Petticoat Sweet Sundaes. All the other bits and bobs were lurking in my stash!

I'm giving away these Digis to a lucky winner.

To be in with a chance to win, you need to leave me a comment, and spread the word by adding the blog hop logo to your blog (blog post or sidebar) with a link to the Pollycraft blog.
Coming soon!

You must leave comments at every stop along the way.

The blog hop will end on Sunday 28th August at 10 pm GMT and I will randomly pick a winner. The next stop on the hop is: Jane

The images will be available in Pollycraft shop from Monday 29th August.Good Luck!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #107 - Autumn Colours

Good morning all! Is it really Monday already? Well my 2 are finally returning to school this week after a mind-numbing 8 weeks summer holiday - hopefully being back will tire them out!

This week's it is my turn to host the Pollycraft Monday Challenge and I have chosen the theme of:

so we want to see oranges, reds, browns, dark greens - you get the idea!

This week we are delighted to be sponsored by

who are offering the lucky winner £10 voucher to spend!

Here is my card:

I have kept this card pretty simple! The image is Pollycraft's Sonny's Party which has been coloured with ProMarkers. The coloured strips are from a sheet of 12 x 12 I discovered and the orange ribbon was from TKMaxx. The buttons were from stash and the sentiment is a peel-off which I haven't used on a card for ages!

Please check out the other DT cards which are fantastic and I hope we inspire you to join us this week! Thanks for visiting!


Saturday, 20 August 2011

CES Challenge #50 - Banners/Bunting/Flags

Good morning bloggers! I have a really good reason why this is a little late in being posted! It was my first week back at school this week so come yesterday I was lying in bed reading my book (about 7 pm) and the next thing I knew it was 1.15 AM!! Those 6 am starts obviously caught up with me!

So, onto this week's challenge which has been set by Kaylou:

It's a fab challenge - you can either make your own or it could be that they are on the DPs you use!

The winner of this challenge will receive a £10 voucher (not incl P&P) from Crafty Emma's Store which has just taken delivery of some delish new paper pads!!

For my Tilda card I've used MME Lost and Found "Rosy", charm, card candi and Bakers Twine from Crafty Emma's Store:

Please remember to visit the other DTs blogs to check out the fantastic creations and I hope you're inspired to join us this week! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Pink {Ink} Sketch Challenge #3 - a Sketch

Good afternoon! Well it's a not so sunny Wednesday here today so the boys and I headed for our local softplay area - £30 later, we left and went to McDonalds for a treat - that was another £12! And are the boys happy and contented with what we did, well not really.

Anyway, came across this fab new Challenge Blog - Pink {Ink} Sketch Challenges and couldn't resist having a go:

This cute little driver is of course a LOTV image Little Lorry Bear which I have coloured with Promarkers. The papers were free from "Simply Homemade" and were actually good quality and I thought they were nice and bright! The sentiment and card blank are from Craftwork Cards and the buttons are from my overflowing button tin! Although it's not obvious from the photo, I have used Glossy Accents on the balloon!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #106 - Distressing

Good evening all - yes I am a bit late but I forgot to schedule this and was back at work today (but INSET day so no children to teach!)

Anyway, this week's Pollycraft challenge has been set by marvellous Maria and is:

so we want you to tear it, run scissors around it, use distress inks - you get the idea! Paula is sponsoring this week's challenge so you could win yourself 10 digis!

Here is my little effort:

This cute little lady is from Pollycraft's Swings and Slides Deck the Halls collection - isn't she adorable? The papers are from Crafty Emma's Store and are Fizzy Moon Festive Fun. I distressed the papers by doing a little tearing and using my distressing tool around the sides. She is coloured with Promarkers.

Please make sure you check out the other DTs fab cards and hope we inspire you to join us this week!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

CES Challenge #49 - Mix and Match

Good morning! It's time for another challenge over at CES and this week Julie has picked:

Oh, she's a minx that Julie!!!! Had a rummage through my papers and decided to use Echo Park "For the Record" and Prima "Botanical" both from Crafty Emma's Store.

The flower are die cut as is Tim Holtz "Heart Wings". The sentiment is also Tim Holtz.

The lucky winner of this week's challenge will receive £10 voucher (not incl P&P) to spend in:

Please make sure your check out my teamies blogs to see their delish creations. I hope you're inspired to join us this week!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Set myself a little challenge .......

I recently had a tidy up of my craft stash as my fab Dad built me some cubby holes in my craft room (it was getting to the stage that I had stuff all over the floor). It meant I came across paper pads that hadn't seen the light of day for a while. So I decided 2 things:

1   I really don't need to buy anymore stash (may have to be physically restrained to do this lol) - hubby might have to phone my craft haunts and ask that they ban me!

2  To use all the fab stash that I already have.

So I took one pad (Making Memories Kids Collection - Sam), kraft card and inked up some LOTV images and came up with these. The sentiments are from Craftwork Cards.

So who would like to bet that I break my first point before the weekend???

Sheena xx

Monday, 8 August 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #105 - Recycle

Good morning, this is the last week of my school holidays (boo) the boys have another 2 weeks yet (double boo!!) - I guess that's the downside of finishing up at the end of June!

Anyway, it's another fab challenge, this time from the "blooming" Emma:

so, we want you to look beyond your crafty area and find items that you can use on your crafty creations!

This week we're delighted to be sponsored by "My Mums Craft Shop" who are offering a £10 voucher:

I had a really good rummage and came up with:

The background paper is from Logan's Dr Who Magazine (don't tell him lol), the twine and tag are from a pair of Hamish's trousers, the corrugated cardboard came from packaging around a mug and I found the bottle top in a drawer - I think I did quite well there! The image is of course Swings and Slides My Ride from Pollycraft.

Please remember to check out the other fab recycling creations from my teamies - hope you'll be inspired to join us this week!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

CES Challenge #48 - Water it!

Time really does fly in the crafting world doesn't it! This week's challenge has been set by Caroline and is:

so, we are looking for creations inspired by the sea, rain, water, etc.

This week's lucky winner will receive £10 voucher (not incl P&P) to spend at Crafty Emma's Store.

Here is my take on this fab theme:

The papers are Fancy Pants "Beach Bum", have used Card Candi, charm and Bakers Twine - all available from Crafty Emma's Store. Tilda has been coloured using Promarkers.

If you are looking for inspiration for this challenge then look no further than my fellow teamies fantastic creations and I hope you're inspired to join us this week!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #104 - A Sketch

Happy Monday! This week's Pollycraft challenge has been set by Paula and is a fabby sketch:

The lucky winner of this week's challenge will get to pick 10 digis from Pollycraft - I have to warn you though, there are too many to chose from!!

As I was on holiday and missed the Christmas in July challenge I used one of the new Christmas Chester images. The background is a digi postcard from Craftsuprint and the flowers are from Wilkinsons - just took a bunch of flowers apart - with brads as centres. The sentiment is Craftwork Cards and I used a peel off which I haven't done for ages!

Please check out the fantastic work from the DT and I hope you're inspired to join us this week!