Tuesday, 24 January 2012

A FB challenge card

This weekend I had the chance to sit down and make a card just for the fun of it, well it was for a challange but I wasnt forced to do it lol 
I am part of a fab facebook group called The Craft Cuboard Show and Tell, its a group for people who love to craft and show off their makes as well as chat about all things crafty and a few other things in between.  

We have some lovely admin who create fun challenges with some fab prizes.  This Challenge was created by Stella, its a sketch challenge here s the card that I made for the sketch.

The stamp was a freebie from Simply Homade magazine and I LOVE it, the sentiments are hand stamped with individual alphabet stamps, flowers are papermania and the brads, the papers are DCWV I think but will have to check I love them and could hardly bear to use them!  I used a distressing tool around the edge of the papers and then did faux stiching around the edge of the papers.

I must get off here and go do some sewing, easter will soon be here and I have lots of things I want to make!

Catch you all soon

Saturday, 21 January 2012

CYDA Challenge - Distress

I cannot believe we are into our second challenge of the year at craft your days away!  
This fortnight the theme Is 


And we are sponsered by 

they are giving our lucky winner a pack of 7 digi stamps from their store.
If you haven't seen the range over there then you must go and check there is some thing for every occasion

Here is my take on this theme which I found a tiny bit difficult but think I achieved a good distressed edge look to my card.  

 The beautiful digi image is just one of the silhouettes  range from Bugaboo 
its gorgeous to work with.
I used a distressing tool on the edges but a pair of scissors work just as well.  I used my nesties, the papers are paper mania the gems and ribbon are from my stash.

I hope you will get some time to join us this fortnight, your make can be anything as we are a multicrafts challenge blog.

I look forward to seeing your makes

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Cardmadfairys - Ribbons and bows
Raise the Bar - Circles

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - New goodies

So we have had a few changes over at sparkles challenges including a new look, new dt and we are now a monthly challenge blog.  To get us started the new challenge for January is 

I am pretty sure that lots of you crafters out there have plenty of new goodies that you have been playing with or are thinking about using so this is the challenge for you.  Our sponser this month is 
A £10 voucher for 

So I have a few goodies that are new and not yet used 
I had a gorgeous blooms kit from Duck Pond Crafts. A gorjuss girls decoupage set that is brand new and just waiting to be used.  So this is what I created with my goodies.

The frame that I have alrered is from Ikea they are so cheap and come in packs of 2 well worth adding a couple to your stash for altering.  I have also used card candy on the centre of the flowers, the lace is from the Duck Pond crafts Blooms kit too.

I look forward to seeing your makes 
have a great week

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Beginings at Craft Your Days Away.

A new year means new beginnings for so many of us, so with this in mind the theme for this fortnights challenge over at Craft Your days Away is New Beginnings.
New beginnings can be interpreted how ever you wish be it a new baby, new years card or even a new home or job.  This fortnight we are sponsored by the Stamp Fairy, the winner will receive a $10 spend in their online store.

So with a lovely digi image from the stamp fairy store I made this little new 
baby card with a pair of booties

The image has been coloured with Pro Markers, gems from my stash, I used my nestabilities Dies and I cant for the life of me remember where these papers are from!

If you would like to take part in this fortnights challenge and would like some more inspiration then please go check out the Challenge blog for gorgeous makes from the rest of the DT plus all the details.
I look forward to seeing your gorgeous makes.


Challenges I would Like to Enter these makes into are:

The Cute and Girly - New Beginnings
Crafty Catz - New beginnings
Whimsy Stamps - New beginnings
CES Challenges - Anything Goes