Sunday, 31 March 2013

Challenge 26 - Glitter n Sparkle

Welcome to this week's challenge.  Thank you to those who took part last week, the winner's can be found at:

The theme this week is -   'CUTE'  and the sponsors are:

Who are offering a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store

Next it's Digi Darla:
Digi Darla's

Who are offering one lucky winner 5 images of their choice from the Digi Darla Store

The third sponsor is:

Who are offering 4 images of the winner's choice

Finally our last sponsor is:

Daisy Doodles

Who are offering a lucky winner 3 images of their choice

Here's my DT card, and the image which I was given is Garden Gnome from Daisy Doodles

The backing paper is from the Kew Gardens cd by Kraftyhands. The sky I did with Pan Pastels, and the die cut flowers are from Spellbinders.  I used Promarkers to colour the image, and the butterfly is from MIC.  Finally the little pink roses I found in my stash.

Looking forward to seeing your entries, good luck .................

Friday, 29 March 2013


I thought I would show you what I have been playing with today:  I have never done anything with a stencil before, but after seeing a couple of programmes on TV, and seeing them at the NEC, I thought I would take the plunge!

I used a Sweet Poppy stencil, pearlescent paste and then added the glitter over the top.  It was a mixture of different leftover colours that I had just poured into a pot ages ago.  The photo doesn't really do it justice unfortunately, but here it is:

Hope you like it

Oh so simple

Hi there everyone, hope you all enjoy the Easter break - hugs for those that may be feeling under the weather.

Thought I would show you three very simple cards I made using Inkylicious stamps which I bought at the NEC last week - all occasion dies from Rob Adams, which I also bought from the NEC, a few promarkers and card from my stash

Calla Lily

Carnation Sprig


I thought I might send these (amongst others) to a friend who isn't able to go out, and then she will have something put by when needed

Take care ................

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Challenge 25 - Glitter n Sparkle

Hi everyone, thank you to all who took part in the challenge last week.  Some brilliant entries.

This week the theme is 'ANIMALS'

The sponsors are:
Who are offering 5 images from their store

CDee Designs
Who are offering 4 images from their store

Who are offering 4 images from their store

The final sponsor  is
Who are offering a $10 voucher for their store

Now onto my DT card - I was given Patchwork Goose from QKR Stampede to play with, and here it is:

I started off with Hunkydory Patchwork card, added some pink card from my stash and laid the Loopy Loop Spellbinder die on top of that.  I went round the die with faux stitching, and decided to make the body of the goose like a patchwork which I coloured  with my promarkers.  Finally I put a little heart on the end of some acetate as a little boinger on his hat to add some dimension.

Hope you will come and join us, if you do - Good luck 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Challenge 24 - Glitter n Sparkle

Welcome to this week's challenge, and thank you so much to everyone who entered last week.

The theme for this week is Easter/Spring Colours

Our sponsors for the week are:

Who are offering a lucky winner 4 images from their store.

StitchyBear Digital Stamps

who are offering $10 to spend on images from delicious doodles, stitch and panda bear, in their store.

And finally

who are offering 3 digis from their store.

Here are my DT cards for this week:

Sorry for the poor picture quality!
For this card I used 3 Amigos from Stitchy Stamps

And this one was using Pocahontas from Sassy Studios

Hope you will come and join in, if you do, good luck.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Challenge 23 - Glitter n Sparkle

Hello and welcome to the new challenge. Thank you to all those who took part in last week's challenge.  This week's theme is - Use some green/St Patrick's

The sponsors are:

Who are offering one lucky winner 7 images of their choice from the Bugaboo Store

Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Who are offering one lucky winner $6 to spend in the floppy latte store

and finally:

Who are offering one lucky winner 5 images from their store

Onto my DT card - the image I was given was Edward's St Patrick's circle

The card blank was cut with the Grand Calibur, and the backing papers were free downloads from the Creativity Club.  I used promarkers to colour with, and put glossy  accents on the buckle of his hat, which unfortunately doesn't show up very well.

I do hope you will come and join us this week - good luck

Monday, 4 March 2013

Bold Blooms?

Hi everyone, a gorgeous sunny day here in Berkshire.  I would like to show you a card I was working on yesterday.  It is one of the Stampography Bold Blooms stamps which is designed by Mike Deakin from Kraftyhands.  They are running a Blog Sketch Challenge this month - 

Here is the sketch 


and this is what I did with it:

I used duo-card and mirri card for the first three layers and then printed out one of the backing papers from the Vintage Treasures cd rom from Kraftyhands.  The die cut is the Spellbinders Fleur de lise square. I used pan pastels just to give the background to the image a bit of colour. I used white seam binding for the pennants, and coloured them with a Promarker, in the same green as I used for the leaves on the image. The blooms were coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, and then I punched out two circles of white card, and again used the same green as the leaves, and finally I stamped the sentiment - which is a stamp from Flowersoft's Floral Sentiments - Design  set 2.

I would like to enter this into Kraftyhands Blog Sketch Challenge

Sunday, 3 March 2013

New Challenge - 22 - at Glitter n Sparkle

Hi, and welcome to Challenge 22 at Glitter  Sparkle.  Thank you to everyone who took part last week.

We have a special sponsor this week:

who are offering one lucky winner $10 to spend in their store.

The second sponsor is:
Daisy Doodles

Who are offering a lucky winner 3 images of their choice from their store.

The third sponsor is Digi Darlas who are offering a lucky winner 5 images from their store

Digi Darla's

And our final sponsor this week is

Who are offering a lucky winner, 4 images of the winner's choice from their store

I made two cards this week, the first image I was given is called 'Loving Arms' from Digi Darlas.  I wanted mother and baby to look as though they were in a room. The blue striped paper I had in my stash and the pink backing paper underneath it is from the Vintage Treasured CD from Kraftyhands, as are the pictures on the wall. I added blue and pink ribbon to make it look like a dado, then coloured the image with promarkers 
and added the Memory Box heart dies, and the sentiment which was done on my laptop.


For the second card I used the Image 'Leah at the salon' from Guylou's.  I have to admit, I didn't look at the image title, so did my own thing!!! Oops!

I decided to make a stepper card, so that Leah looked as though she was sitting in a shop.  I coloured her with promarkers, and the backing papers, shop front and embellishments are all from  Vintage Chic Boutique Deluxe from Kraftyhands.  Again, I did the sentiment on my laptop.

I do hope you will come and join us, and good luck

Friday, 1 March 2013

new monthly challenge over at -

Hello, and welcome to the March challenge.  Thank you to those who took part in last month's challenge - the winner will be announced soon.

The sponsor this month is:

and she is offering a fantastic prize of Issue 9 Inspiration Magazine with the free cd which accompanies it.  The Shabby Chic Butterflies and flowers cd, together with the Shabby Chic Victorian Botanical  cd

This month's theme is 'Vintage' 

Here is the DT card which I made:

 The backing paper is taken from a 12 x 12 paper from my stash.  I cut out the swirly leaves and attached it at the top left of the card.  The die-cut is the Spellbinders 'Opulent Ovals', and the image is from Stamp Addicts - I didn't realise until I was writing this post that her name is 'Emma'!!! 

I do hope you will join us for the challenge and look forward to seeing your creations

If you are interested in joining us, all you need to do is enter this month's challenge and leave a comment saying you are interested