Friday, September 20, 2013

Monthly sketch time

Evening everyone

Well I'm so sorry that I'm running late and you all must be sick of hearing my excuses but yet again I've had sickness in my family and I've been working pretty hard so I've very tired and thankfully I had my card done early for this challenge as I haven't stepped foot into my craftroom in over a week.

I took my mother away for the weekend last week for bingo, shopping and a relax as it's her birthday next week so it was sort of an early birthday pressies, you know so mother/daughter girlie time. We have a wonderful time until my poor hubby rang me from home letting me know that he had picked up that terrible gastro but which has been going around our town for a couple of weeks due to it being very dry as we haven't had any rain for quiet a while. Unfortunately I was unable to drive home on the Friday night as I'd had a couple of glasses of wine when we had an amazing dinner at Scampi's in Port Macquarie, he said he'd be ok and not to rush home the next day either but I felt really bad as there was nobody home to look after him. So now's it's mum's time to be sick, had to call an ambulance last night as she was dizzy, having trouble breathing and just feeling yuk. Tried the after hours Dr but he didn't want a bar of it so I had to call an ambulance, thankfully they where wonderful with her and she was taken into hospital where she still is on IV antibiotics for an infection. Found out last night with older people a simple gastro, chest, etc infection can lead to a septic infection which can kill elderly people.

So now that's all my family history for now so better get onto what I'm actually here for which is this week's challenge over at Bearly Mine Designs and we have an amazing sketch for you all to have fun with.

I decided to make this sketch the first Christmas card for the year, so I think I will be doing a few of those in the next coming challenges to try and get on top of them early the year. For a card maker I usually end up just buying some cheap ones and putting them in the mail late as I always run out of time to get enough made.
Our sponsors for this challenge are

Crafter's Companion offering a £10 voucher
offering a pack of ribbons in gorgeous purples and yellows

our newest sponsor

Craftz Boutique offering a £15 voucher


So now onto my card for the above sketch, as always I just love using a sketch, I actually had the card made before I even picked the image I was going to colour.
So the products I've used are
Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Glee & Freebie
Deconstructing Jen Digi stamp
American Crafts cs
I Am Roses flowers
Marianne Designs Die
Kaiser Pearls
Marvvy Liquid Applique
I just love my Deconstructing Jen Digi Christmas set but unfortunately they are no longer available.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes + Ribbon + Flower
Well that's it for me tonight, I look forward to seeing what you all come up with, now I'm hoping that more of you will come along and join in the fun as I've noticed that not too many people have joined us so far. I really thought more people would love sketch's as it makes life so much easier.
Nighty nite and happy crafting.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Anything Goes

Happy Spring time to all my crafting friends

It's that time again for the fortnight for "Team B" at Bearly Mine Challenges and for us this fortnight its a "Anything Goes" challenge and you just have to loves these just as much as a sketch challenge if not more. You can certainly let your imagination run wild or at least make a card for a special occasion and enter it into this challenge.

As always we have amazing sponsors for this challenge and they are

offering a surprise package
offering FIVE DIGI'S of the winner's choice
Now onto my card for this challenge, I had actually created it for the previous fortnights challenge before I realised it was a sketch challenge and it didn't quiet make the cut so I thought I'd keep it for this one.
I had a wonderful time colouring in this wonderful steampunk image from Saturate Canary, I used a few different colour combos then I've used before but I think they all worked really well together and now they are some of my favs.
The products I have used are
WOC & I Am Roses flowers
Marianne Designs & Spellbinder Dies
Tim Holtz cogs
Photo turns
Unfortunately yet again I don't have the list or photo of the copics I've used as I actually colour her in at a friends house when we had a crafting day before she headed over seas.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
LEJ Designs Challenges - Something Shiny
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Well I'm off as the final for Criminal Minds is on and I really want to see how it turns out.
Thanks everyone for popping over and having a look and I hope to also see your amazing work over at our challenge at Bearly Mine Designs.
Nighty Nite

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Magical Creatures

Good evening paper crafters

Well I'm sorry but I'm going to have to make this a short and sweet post as I've got a migraine coming on and I don't want to be on the computer for too long. I'm really looking forward to heading to bed tonight as I've had my hubby sick for two weeks and he's just returned to work yesterday, so tonight is the first time in over 2 weeks that I can actually get to bed first. Woo Hoo

So we have something exciting to announce today along with your new monthly challenge over at A & T Emerald Faeries, we have NOT 1 BUT 2 NEW digi's available in the shop RIGHT NOW. They are absolutely gorgeous and I had a wonderful time creating my cards with these newbies.

They are


Now you have to agree with me they are absolutely gorgeous, and as they are new we are offering random giveaways for anyone who leaves a comment. If you are chosen you can pick either one of the newbies or one of the old faeries the choice is yours.
So now on to my creations using the above 2 stamps.
The products I've used on this card are
Pip digital stamp
Bazzill cs
Kaiser & Crate Paper pp's
WOC Flowers
I Am Roses stamens
Robin's Nest dew drops
Martha Stewart border punch
Spellbinders Die
Versa Mark chalk inks
Glossy Accents
Kindy Glitz
Felt clouds
The copic's I've used are

No onto my 2nd card


The products I've used are

Binkie & Buzz digital stamp
Bazzill cs
Bo Bunny pp's & mini brad (epoxy tag)
Dovecraft embossing folder
SU Die, stamp & ink
MM epoxy tag
Robin's Nest dew drops
Doodle bug velvet brad
Cremen Creations crochet flower
I Am Roses leaves
K & Co material brad
Versa Mark chalk ink
Kindy Glitz
MPress dies

The copic's I've used are

So I'm really looking forward to what you all come up with for your creations for this "Magical Creatures" challenge and I hope that I might see either Pip or Binkie & Buzz on some of your creations.

I hope to be back tomorrow night after work to enter these 2 cards into some challenges myself but for now I need to finish up as I also need to upload these to Facebook.

Have a great night and happy creating.

Nighty Nite