Thursday, 24 April 2014

WW fan

Last month was my future son-in-law's birthday, we gave him the following card. I thought i'd forgotten to take a photo of it before giving it to him, but turns out I did! it was on my other memory card. The memory card that I use when I forget to bring the other memory card back upstairs to my craft room.

I used an image from FTH's Football Fanatics collection.

I gave this Birdbrain a football shirt, Rich's team is Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Now, i'm not a WW fan, i'm not a bit football fan anyway, but if I had to choose a team, i'd choose West Bromwich Albion. Which could be a bit of a problem when my grandchild is born. Although I have been told that I can buy a 'I dribble for the Baggies' bib for the baby... as long as it stays at my house!! lol

The text in the banner and the sentiment beneath the image were added on the computer.
The football and boots were cut using an Ellison Thin Cuts die.

Mitzi & Mabel

Good Morning :)
It's new challenge time over at Little Miss Muffet today.
This time we have an easy one for you... Anything Goes.

This cutie is Polka Dot Pals Mitzi. I added a face using one of the Add-on Faces, I used the digital version here, but you can also buy them in rubber if that's your preference.
I coloured Mitzi with promarkers, she originally started out as a strawberry blonde, but I messed up so she became a brunette to hide my mistakes. I really do need to get much better with my colouring *sigh*
The beautiful papers are Stella & Rose 'Mabel' by MME. This paper pad, and some Hattie pads, had to fly over the Atlantic to live here because I just can't find them in the UK. I do wish MME would make digital versions of their papers though, it would be fab if they did. My order should keep me happy for a while though :)
The sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Creative Inspirations - cute characters

The other Little Misses have made some beautiful creations, please visit the challenge blog to see what they have made.
And remember there's also more inspiration on our facebook group too :)
Happy Crafting! xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

For Weezie

Happy St George's Day everyone xx

Today is my eldest's birthday.
Emma is a HUGE Disney fan, with her absolute favourite being The Little Mermaid. She watched the video over and over again when she was a little girl. Actually she still watches it again and again now, only she watches it on DVD these days.
So when I saw Monet The Mermaid from A Random Fan, I knew she had to be on Emma's card this year...

I coloured Monet with promarkers, then fussy cut her out.
The floral patterned backing paper is by MME (Quite Contrary), the chevron paper is by Echo Park (Splash).
'Daughter' was cut using Die-namics, By The Letter dies, and 'happy birthday' cut using word dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Happy Birthday Emma Louise (Weezie) xx

I'd like to enter this card at:
A Random Fan - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - die cuts / punches
That Craft Place - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - cute characters

Next, is the card that Jake gave to his sister...

This image is Fairy Dust by The Stamping Chef, lol.
Again, I coloured with promarkers, then I finished with a glitter gel pen for her wings and her... erm... 'dust'!
The patterned paper is by Bella Gypsy (Happy Calm).
'Sister' was cut using those By The Letter dies too, and the sentiment was computer generated.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Hobby Cutz Challenges - CAS
Cards Galore - include your favourite colour (mine is green)
Crafting Musketeers - monochrome

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Pink or Blue?

Our daughter and future son-in-law, are expecting a baby later in the year!
We're going to have a little grandbaby to cuddle and love :)

Thank you Laura & Richard xx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Ladybug Liftoff

Yay! Monday means another I {heart}sketches challenge over at From The Heart Stamps.

here's this week's sketch...

The twist this week is to use the inspirational photo provided.
Join in the challenge, and everyone who plays will receive a $1 discount code for the store, and if you are the challenge winner, you will receive a $5 discount code to the store! great eh?
Remember though, you must use an image by From The Heart Stamps to be eligible, and please include a pic of the sketch in your blog post too.

Here's my GD card...

As you can see, I turned the sketch clockwise 90 degrees.
This image is Ladybug Liftoff, i've coloured it using promarkers that are similar to the colours in the inspirational photo.
The patterned paper is by Provocraft, from the 'tags, bags, boxes & more' paper pad.
I hand cut the cloud, and used the medium flower from Die-namics flower and leaf trio die, plus a small punched circle to make the sun.
I added a sentiment, this one is from Paper Smooches 'Sentiment Sampler' set.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Passion for Promarkers - all creatures great and small
Sweet Stampin - lots of layers
Allsorts - birds and feathers
ABC challenge - J for just as you like (anything goes)

You can find more inspiration by checking out what the FTH design team have made for this weeks challenge by clicking HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Thursday, 17 April 2014


Happy Thursday everyone :)

My card today is the card that my son will give to my daughter for her birthday. I should be safe to show it here, I don't think she's a visitor to my blog. I must remember not to put this card on facebook though, because she would definately see it on there.

This is Polka Dot Pals Shania. She is a digi stamp, available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I've coloured her with promarkers.
The patterned paper is by Echo Park (Little Girl). I've also used the alpha stickers from the same collection.
I cut out the oval and raised the piece with foam tape so that I could frame Shania.
The flowers were made using 2 different sized daisy punches and some green crystals for the centre of each flower. The flourishes were cut using Marianne dies (Anja's Vintage Swirls).

Please visit the Little Miss Muffet Fan Group, where you can see other cards made by the Little Misses uploaded throughout the day.

And don't forget out current challenge, which has the theme, Distressed.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Fab n Funky - flower power
Casual Fridays - use ovals
Sweet Stampin - flowers (2nd entry)
Digi Galore - flowers

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day :)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Stamp Of The Month reminder.

Today, is Mid-Month reminder day at From The Heart Stamps.
If you joined the SOTM challenge in March, you will have received Spring Medley via email. You have until the end of April to submit your entry to the challenge so that you can get next month's digi for free too.
If you don't have Spring Medley, you can still play along by buying the image from the store.
This is the image...

Spring Medley

Such a lovely quote, with a message of hope too.
For my card today, I decided to cut up the image into its 3 boxes and move them around...

I coloured the image using promarkers, then added a slight touch of glitter to the flowers with a clear Gelly Roll Stardust pen - which has decided to be camera shy and can't be seen in my photo!
I've used a music patterned paper here, which is actually a christmas paper, it's from Dovecraft's Back to Basics 'vintage' Christmas collection. It is probably the sheet music for a carol, but there's no words, just the notes, so I think I can get away with it lol.
I wanted to add musical paper because Spring is the time of year that you start to hear all the birds singing :)

There's still time for you to play with this fab image, there's 2 more weeks to get your entry in, and remember if you do, you'll get May's SOTM emailed to you for free! ;)

I'd like to enter this card at:
A Random Fan - Springy pastel colours
Stamp & Create - Spring flowers
Allsorts - Spring blossoms
Sweet Stampin - flowers
Digi Galore - flowers

Hope you like my card,
Thanks for looking xx