Friday, 30 September 2011

Ho Ho Ho

It is Friday so there is a new release and freebie today at Stamp Fairy.  Today's set is Christmas Kids.

Here is a card I've made using one of the digis from the newly released set and the matching freebie.  This is a real stray away from my normal fussy style, and all it contains is the coloured image, an embossed card base, and stickles.


Please pop on over to Stamp Fairy to see the newly released digi images.  Here's a preview of the full set:



Card Recipe:
  • Image - Christmas Kids from Stamp Fairy
  • Sentiment - Freebie from Stamp Fairy
  • Colouring mediums - Promarkers, Copics
  • Embossing folder - Cuttlebug snowflaeks
  • From my stash - Stickles
I've been inspired by:
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

GDT at Creative Craft - Sketch

This is my second (and final) week as a guest designer for Creative Craft Challenges.

Creative Craft Challenges are being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who are providing the prize for the lucky winner of this week's sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch :

And here's my card :


Candy:
By the way, if you like the beautiful ribbon I've used on this card, don't forget there is one more week left for you to enter my birthday candy.  You could win your choice of 4 whole rolls ribbons from the fabulous selection at Fantastic Ribbons.

Card Recipe:
I hope to see you all join in the challenge, and please pop over to the Creative Craft challenge blog to see the other fab designs by the other DT members and join in the sketch challenge this fortnight.

I've been inspired by :
Happy crafting

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sparkling inspiration

It is the second week of this fortnight's Sparkle challenge at Stamp Fairy Challenge Blog, so the team have created some mid-challenge inspiration for you.

Today, I'm featuring the newly released (and oh-so-cute) Barry Bedtime.  This time though, I've coloured him in blue (yep, your eyes are not deceiving you, I did say blue) for the Copic challenge which is coloured fur.  I actually think he's rather cute in blue for a change!


Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Stamp Fairy Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Fancy Folds

There is a new challenge today at Incy Wincy, and the theme to play along with this week is Fancy Folds, so I've opted for a criss cross card, which I am really starting to like.

We're sponsored by Karen's Doodles who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.




Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Incy Wincy challenge blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Freebie - Whoops forgot to post it !!!

Freebie:
Despite referring to a freebie on my post on 19 Sept, I actually forgot to post about it !!!  Thanks to Diane for letting me know.

Better late than never, here is the Sentiment freebie that I've on that card.  You're free to download it if you like it; click on the image for a larger version, then right click and 'save picture as' to save to your own computer.

My conditions are as follows:
  1. Please become a follower, then you will see more freebies as they are posted,
  2. Please leave a comment on this post to let me know you've downloaded it, and
  3. Please don't share my freebies directly with other people.
I also adore seeing your creations using my digi sentiments, so I'd really love you to send me an email with links to your creations so I can pop over for a peek!


And here is a little reminder of the StampFairy card I made (again!) - Click here if you want to see the project details and the matching stamped gift I also made.



Candy:
Before you go, don't forget I also have candy running until 5 October. Click here to enter.

Have fun with the freebie !!!

Just for Fun

Well this is rare.  I've got something to share that is not a DT project !!!   It has taken flippin' ages, but I've really loved it, and am really pleased with the result.

It all started when the lovely Sandy at Hugs & Holidays asked me if I would like to decorate some of her fabulous bags.  Well, when she sent them to me, I could not believe how beautifully made they are. They are all lined, beautifully stitched and her attention to detail is stunning.  She makes them in some lovely fabrics, but the ones she sent to me were plain white and cream, ready for some serious decorating!!

Around the same time as my lovely package arrived from Sandy,  the talented designer Krista Smith (Saturated Canary) opened her Etsy shop again with some stunning digis, and of course I could not resist.

I've made a really simple card, and decorated the bag using a matching image and some t-shirt transfer paper from my local craft shop.

I'm so pleased with the result and it makes a great gift set, but let me know what you think.

Here's the card, really clean and simple, but the image is very detailed so I think it would have been too much with a lot of embellies.
Here's the baggie, decorated with ribbon, lace, liquid pearls and, of course, glitter :
Here's a close up of the baggie, where you can see the image and all the embellies more clearly :


And the back of the bag, with some crocheted flowers, pearl buttons and lace :

I'd love to know what you think, so please leave a comment.

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the One Stop Craft Challenge to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Easel Cards at OSCC

There is a new challenge today at One Stop Craft Challenge, and it is all about Easel Cards.

We're sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.  However, I've used an image that I've had a while, and unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on their website at the moment.  I don't know if they've discontinued it, but I can't link to it any more.



Card Recipe:
  • Image - In the Castle by Stitchy Bear
  • Sentiment - My Minds Eye chipboard
  • Papers - Summertime Designs
  • Colouring mediums - Promarkers, Copics
  • Nesties - Labels 16 and Grand Labels
  • Cherry Blossom, 10mm & 15mm roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Snowflake ribbon - Papermania
  • From my stash - Stickles, charm, brad, holly buttons, snowflake punch
Please pop on over to the One Stop Craft Challenge to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your easel creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Let sleeping bears lie

There is a new challenge today at 2 Sisters Challenges, and the theme to play along with this week is "gingham".  

We're sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.

I've decorated a flip notebook using gingham ribbon and gingham paper piecing on the image, of the little sleeping bear.

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Barry Bedtime

It is Friday so there is a new release and freebie today at Stamp Fairy.  I think today's set of images is probably one of my favourites (do I say that every week !!! LOL), but I just love these images.   Today's set is Barry Bedtime.

Here is a card I've made using one of the digis from the newly released set.  You should be able to tell that I just adore this image because I've decorated the inside of the card and used it again !!  I was going to use the freebie on the inside, but I just couldn't resist using Barry again !  What'cha think?



Please pop on over to Stamp Fairy to see the newly released digi images.  Here's a preview of the full set:


Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

For the Kids

There is a new challenge today at Top Tip Tuesday, and the theme to play along with this week is For the Kids.

We're sponsored by Sew Sweet and Karens Doodles who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Add Sparkle and a Stamped Gift Idea

There is a new challenge today at Stamp Fairy Challenge Blog, and the theme to play along with this fortnight is SPARKLE.  This is such an easy challenge so there really is no excuse not to play along.  Don't forget to use your cute StampFairy digis though.

Here's my card, with added sparkle.  I've used glitter on the snow and igloo, I've added some glitter to the flowers, and there is also gold glitter in the gorgeous holly ribbon.



I've also decorated a matching tissue pouch, which was made by my uber talented Etsy friend Sandy at HugsAndHolidays.  She sent me these little pouches to decorate in 3 different colours, and I'm sharing pics of the first one today.  She made the plain pouch and added the pink spotty edge, so I've used that edging colour as my inspiration.  I used the same pink spotty pattern for the backing paper on my card, inside and out, and then I decorated the pouch using a little holly rubber stamp, and coloured the images in with my markers, and added red liquid pearls for the berries.  I therefore used a gorgeous holly ribbon on the card to match it.  Here's a pic of the pouch:


Don't forget to pop on over to Hugs And Holidays to see the fab fabric items Sandy has made. Her attention to detail is amazing and her items are really high quality.  I'll be posting more pics of more of her things that I've decorated in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for more gift ideas!!!

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Stamp Fairy Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

There is also a new release today at StampFairy. Here is a preview of the new set:


I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

De-stressing with Distressing

There is a new challenge today at Incy Wincy, and the theme to play along with this week is distressing. This is not my normal technique, so bear with me on this one !!!  I've torn, sanded, inked and generally done everything I can to ruin 3 layers of perfectly lovely bits of card, all in the name of distressing.  It just seems to go against the grain for me!  I've also used two twinkly white ribbons but they don't show up much in the piccy.

We're sponsored by the fabulous StampFairy who have kindly supplied some cute digi images for the design team to showcase.


Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Incy Wincy challenge blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Let's get sentimental

There is a new challenge today at 2 Sisters Challenges, and the theme to play along with this week is sentiments, no images at all, just sentiments.  This week we're sponsored by One Stop Craft Shop.


Card Recipe:
  • Sentiment - Raindrop Echo
  • Papers - Robyn's Fetish Dreamy
  • Border punch - Fiskars
  • From my stash - Pearls, seam binding, stickles
Please pop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Costumes and Stickles

It is Friday so there is a new release and freebie today at Stamp Fairy.  Today's set is  Barry Halloween Dresses 2.

Here is a card I've made using one of the digis from the newly released set.  I've added stickles just about everywhere; on the stars, 2 lines around the image, on the image, on myself !!! LOL


Please pop on over to Stamp Fairy to see the newly released digi images.  Here's a preview of the full set:


Card Recipe:
  • Image - Barry Halloween Dresses 2 from Stamp Fairy
  • Sentiment - typed using Batty Font
  • Papers - Summertime Designs
  • Colouring mediums - Promarkers, Copics
  • From my stash - Ribbons, stickles, stickles and a bit more stickles
I've been inspired by:
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

GDT at Creative Craft - Buttons & Bling

I've got some exciting news to share with you today, because I'm a guest designer for Creative Craft Challenges for a month.

Creative Craft Challenges are being sponsored by Love to Stamp and The Crafty Pad so there are some great prizes up for grabs if you join in this fortnight's theme of Buttons and Bling.

I'm also excited because it has given me an opportunity to play with a new StampFairy image that had been on my wish-list for a while.  He is Barry Winter, and I've used 2 images from the adorable set, because as with most of my favourite cards, I've got carried away and decorated the inside of the card too.

I've added the bling in the form of gems where the snowflakes are, and the buttons are actually spotty, so they look like more snow. I also added a lot of stickles and glitter glue, although it doesn't show up much in the pic.

Here's the front of my card :

And here's the inside, with an added sentiment using a snowflake font :



Card Recipe:
  • Image -  Barry Winter from Stamp Fairy
  • Nesties - Lacey Squares and Beaded Ovals
  • Sentiment - Meljens
  • Papers - Summertime Designs
  • Colouring mediums - Promarkers and Copics
  • Embossing folder - Swiss Dots
  • Buttons - Papermania
  • From my stash - Glitter glue, stickles, gems, embroidery thread
I hope to see you all join in the challenge, and please pop over to the Creative Craft challenge blog to see the other fab designs by the other DT members and join in the Buttons and Bling challenge this fortnight.

Whilst I've got your attention, there are also 2 new cute releases at Stamp Fairy today, so pop along to see the new images.  I've got some sneak previews below.



I've been inspired by :
Happy crafting

Monday, 12 September 2011

Bookmarks

There is a new challenge today at Incy Wincy, and the theme to play along with this week is bookmarks.

We're sponsored by Tiddy Inks who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.

Don't forget to check out my birthday candy for the chance to win your choice of ribbons from the fabulous range at Fantastic Ribbons.
Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Incy Wincy challenge blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Food And Drink

There is a new challenge today at One Stop Craft Challenge, and the theme to play along with this week is Food and Drink

We're sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the One Stop Craft Challenge to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Black & White plus (mainly) One Colour

There is a new challenge today at 2 Sisters Challenges, and the theme to play along with this week is Black & White + 1 Colour.  However, there is a 'little' bit of leeway on the image as some images are just impossible to colour in just one colour, so the image may have a teeny bit of additional colour, but the rest of the card must be B&W+1.

We're sponsored by Patties Creations, and Glitterbabes who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.

Don't forget that I have Birthday Candy running this month so check it out here to be in with a chance to win your choice of ribbon from Fantastic Ribbon.


Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Birthday Kids Tag

It is Friday so there is a new release and freebie today at Stamp Fairy.  Today's set is  Birthday Kids.

Here is a tag I've made using one of the digis and the freebie from the newly released set.

If you like this gorgeous ribbon then check out my birthday candy for the chance to win your choice of ribbons from the fabulous range at Fantastic Ribbons.


Please pop on over to Stamp Fairy to see the newly released digi images.  Here's a preview of the full set:


Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Top Tip Tuesday - Blog-versary

There is a new challenge today at Top Tip Tuesday, and the theme this week is to create an Easel Card.  This week is also our 1st Blog-versary, so there are LOADS of prizes up for grabs this week.  We have over 10 sponsors who are providing some fabulous prizes.  So let your creativity loose, and link up your easel projects.  Don't forget there are extra prizes available if you provide a top tip too!

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Fluffy Stuff Overload

There is a new challenge today at Stamp Fairy Challenge Blog, and the theme to play along with this week is a sketch.  I needed to make a card for a colleague who has a similar taste to me in terms of cute fluffy bears, so I've effectively made a card that I would like to receive myself.  I used my favourite Toby Everyday Angel from StampFairy.  Today though, there are no promarkers, no copics, no chalks.  Instead I've coloured Toby using only Fluffy Stuff, heated up to get the texture.  I was not sure how it would look, but I think it looks great, but unfortunately the picture does not do him justice.

With the adorably cute bear, pink colour scheme and beautiful ribbons, this really is my type of card!

HINT : Pop back later today as I will be posting some candy!!!

Here's my card:

And here's the sketch:


Card Recipe:
Don't forget to pop on over to the Stamp Fairy Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Make your own flowers

There is a new challenge today at Incy Wincy, and the theme to play along with this week is "Make your own flowers".  We're sponsored by our very own Nikki of Limited Runs who has kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.

I made a little box base, put my row of pumpkins along each edge and the stary one as a tag, and set off to make my flowers.  They took me literally hours to make, but I do like the effect.




Each petal was cut out separately in the shape of an elongated pear; 12 large 'pears' and 18 small ones.  I then folded each petal in half lengthways, and then folded the sides backwards slightly to take the shape of petals.  I then cut out a snowflake in green as the base of the flower (the snowflake had 6 "sticky out bits" to glue the base petals to!)  I cupped the snowflake and taped it into a cup shape, and filled it with wet glue. I then started to layer my petals into the shape, 2 rows of large petals and 3 rows of smaller petals.  

And 3 hours later I had 4 huge handmade flowers !!!



Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Incy Wincy challenge blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

HINT : Pop back later today as I will be posting some candy!!!

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Friends & a Freebie

There is a new challenge today at 2 Sisters Challenges, and the theme to play along with this week is Friends.

We're sponsored by Stitchy Bear who have kindly supplied some digi images for the design team to showcase.  I've used my fave pink colours, and made a little pink flower from 2 layers held together with a little yellow brad.

The sentiment is a new freebie (see below if you want to grab it)


Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

Freebie:
As promised, here is my Sentiment freebie that I've used above.  You're free to download it if you like it; click on the image for a larger version, then right click and 'save picture as' to save to your own computer. 

My conditions are as follows:
  1. Please become a follower, then you will see more freebies as they are posted,
  2. Please leave a comment on this post to let me know you've downloaded it, and
  3. Please don't share my freebies directly with other people.
I also adore seeing your creations using my digi sentiments, so I'd really love you to send me an email with links to your creations so I can pop over for a peek!



I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Barry Boo

It is Friday so there is a new release and freebie today at Stamp Fairy.  Today's set is "Barry Halloween Dresses 1".    I've used Barry dressed as a spooky ghostie, and the freebie sentiment.

This has been a great opportunity for me to use one of my new pumpkin charms!!! (I went a bit mad with the credit card and bought about 15 sets of charms (in packs of 10 so that is a lot of charms!) and one of the sets was pumpkins, ideal for Halloween!).

Here is a card I've made using one of the digis from the newly released set.


Please pop on over to Stamp Fairy to see the newly released digi images.  Here's a preview of the full set of Barry Halloween Dresses1:



Card Recipe:
  • Image - Barry Halloween Dresses1 & freebie sentiment from Stamp Fairy
  • Papers - Brely Mine Designs
  • Colouring mediums - Promarkers, Dovecraft Shimmer chalks.
  • Nesties - Lacey Squares and Go-Kreate large squares for card base
  • From my stash - Ribbons, white gel pen, pumpkin charm, brad
I've been inspired by:
Happy Crafting
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