Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Creative inspirations anything goes and Divas spots and/or stripes

Hi friends! Sorry for my absence I have been cleaning up the crafty area rather than actually crafting, the dust was immense let me tell you! I also found so many things that I sort of forgot that I had not to mention a tonne of stuff that I have never used (oops) I have even started up a box for my next blog candy and am determined to ink up some more of those stamps that are crying out to be inked even if it's just once lol!
I have to say that I have not been that clear minded of late either as I have been toying with the idea of leaving my job (which I love) after nearly 9 years. But I eventually came to the RIGHT decision and handed in my notice last week. I have a new job that I start next week yay! This does mean I will be working 2 jobs for a bit (the other requiring 4 wks notice) so I may be a bit absent from my crafting until I get more settled.
However it's challenge time again at creative Inspirations and Divas by design! At CI we have the oh so fab theme of anything goes sponsored by The pretty little ribbon shop and at Divas it is spots and/or stripes sponsored by Meljens.
My fab papers are again MME Miss Caroline, my cheesecloth and ribbon are from stash, my flowers are WOC and Prima, my bling and pearl flourish are from Sarah's, my butterfly from little snippets and my Sentiment is SU.
My cute Meljens image has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have added some pink liquid pearls around her too. I have inked all my edges in vintage photo ink.
I would like to enter this into...
OSAAT use a digi/spring, IDIC people, Crafty bloggers network spring time, The crazy challenge anything goes, Party time tues anything goes and Crafty Anns bold and bright.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again, do check out what my teamies have done over at the challenge blogs and join in our challenges too!
Big hugs to you all
sparkle -

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Kenny K spring zing challenge and Kid nation release!

Good morning my friends! It's challenge time again at Kenny Ks Krafty Girlz and we have a new release of stamps to showcase to you!! 
I'd like to announce the arrival of some fabulous 
New Releases in Kenny's Kid Nation range.

This weeks sponsors are Kenny K Downloads
who has the winner's choice of 5 digital stamps to give
and Crafty Ribbons too. 
Our challenge this wk is Spring Zing! We want to see all your bright and zingy spring colours on your creations! For this challenge I was given a boy image (Oh NO!) actually he is super cute and I dd have to make a birthday card for my brothers birthday so it was a good excuse to bite the bullet and get down to a male card!
I have used stunning Pink Paislee papers (love these) this is actually their halloween stack but they are so funky and zingy they were perfect! I edged in old paper crackle paint and added a maya road ribbon slider on some twine. My film strip and cog is ala mr Holtz himself. My tag underneath is from an old pair of jeans (I save all my tags for this type of thing!) and my sentiment is SU.
I have coloured my image with prismas, still having a bit of an ink issue but not too noticeable hopefully! I am still having withdrawl from the flowers and cheesecloth though!
I would like to enter this into..
 The emerald faerie garden tag it, sweet stampin it's a man thing, Allsorts anything goes, 2 sisters anything goes, stamp scrap n doodle manly card and our creative corner over the edge.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again folks, do check out the teams superb creations and join in with us! Big hugs to you all..
sparkle -

Friday, 24 February 2012

SFTW Bingo challenge

Morning friends! I hope you are all well out there! Well I have been delving to find that mojo! I have been really busy lately and had lots on my mind, however things are looking like they are sorting themselves out now and I figured if I needed a mojo boost it was time to get out a Saturated canary image again!
We have a new challenge of Bingo over at Stampin for the weekend and here is my card...
I have used the stunning MME papers Miss Caroline (fiddlesticks) they are so yum you just have to see them! My flowers and lace are WOC with my chiffon ribbon and cheesecloth from stash. My fab butterflies are again from the amazing Geraldine at Little snippets (she is on a break until March 1st but check back for her goodies then!), my tag has been cut with nesties, my sentiment is SU and my pearl brad a stunner from MME again.
The lovely Heidi-Mari is hosting our challenge and here is her Bingo list for you to challenge yourselves with. All you need to do is choose 3 items in a row, of course I did all of them except for the glitter as they were all such fab options and definately all ME!
We are so lucky to be sponsored by the brilliant In2Stamps who are offering the winner a 10 euro voucher to spend in their store!
Here is a closer look at my stunning image Cali girl from saturated Canary.
I have coloured her with prisma pencils and edged the image in dusty concord distress inks.
I would like to enter this into...
Crafty emmas spots and dots, Creatalicious lace, Pennys paper crafty anything goes, cooking it up with Katie 3 fave things (mmm flowers, butterflies, cheesecloth, SC images etc etc ), Paper shelter add a sentiment, Delightful use patterned paper, cute card thurs winged things,  MAWTT lots of layers and  stamp n doodle lace and flowers.
Thanks ever so much for coming by my blog again, do check out the rest of the teams fab creations and join in with us over the next 2 wks!
Don't forget I have BLOG CANDY if you are interested!
Big hugs to you all,
sparkle -

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Creative inspirations sketch time and Divas bling it up

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog and a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and Divas by design!
Over at Creative inspirations this wk we are sponsored by the fab Meljens who have given the DT some images to play with and we have a great sketch for you to follow so why not go over and check it out!
At Divas we are asking you to bling it up and use some sparkle, gems or glitter on your creations. We are sponsored by the wonderful Digi garden so join in for a great prize! Here is my card for these challenges...
I have used papers from my new MME miss Caroline collection (did I say new? whoops so much for stash diet!) I do love these, so pretty! I have used a doily from Crafty Emmas, ribbon and pearls from stash, flowers from WOC, ticket from Tim Holtz and butterflies from Little snippets (yes folks Geraldine is back on line and selling these cuties again!)
My adorable image is from the fab Meljens and has been coloured with prismas. I had a little problem with ink running this time but hopefully not too noticeable. I have smothered her wings  in stickles and glamour dust (hence the bling part of my card) not that my photo shows this too well.
I am not overly thrilled with this card. I sort of threw it together in a rush, everything seems to be rushed at the moment as I have so much going on, just need to slow down a little! i actually love everything on the card, the papers, the image, the embellies and the colours but just didn't quite feel it coming together like it should. Anyway I'm entering this into....Papercrafting journey cute, Secret crafters bingo (glitter, flowers and ribbon), Allsorts anything goes, OSAAT use a digi, Sparkles forum things with wings,  Crafty bloggers network shabby chic, lollipop crafts anything goes and the cutie pie challenge flower power.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again. Do check out the rest of the teams superb creations!
Big hugs all
sparkle -

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Crafty sentiments DT use 2 DPs

Good morning folks! I'm a bit late today, I had the dentists (or extortionists as I also like to call them!) I have a chipped tooth at the bottom front of my mouth and it has been filled over twice now (or 3 times should I say). It doesn't cause pain, doesn't need painkillers, you can barely see it but the filling keeps falling off so I have to have it replaced. So for the 3rd time today it has been replaced (I asked for it not to, but she was worried about the possible wearing of the inner part of the tooth) so I am again £47 lighter! Don't get me wrong my dentist is great but thank goodness I only have to go once a year or I would be much poorer!
Over at Crafty sentiments this wk we have the super easy challenge of using 2 papers (cardstock doesn't count) so I drifted back to my stunning stack of Tilda papers to make my card..
I have used Tilda Autumn lilac papers along with a free download digi tag which I found on Pinterest. My ribbon, pearls, twine, lace and cheesecloth are from stash. My cute rose charm was from the fab Lisa Jane (thanks sweetie) My fence was cut with a Tim Holtz die and my sentiment is SU.
My stunning image is one of the new easter/spring range of stamps from Crafty sentiments that were launched at the Manchester Craft show just over a week ago. She has been coloured with Prisma pencils and I have distressed all my edge in vintage photo ink.
I would like to enter this into....Alphabet challenge A is for animals, fairytale spring, Totally papercrafts ribbons & bows, Crafty catz favorite things (cheesecloth, flowers, pink etc etc), totally gorjuss lace, sweet stampin 3 in a row (lace, ribbon and pearls), stamp scrap n doodle more than 2 layers and Delicious doodles pink.
Thanks again for coming by my blog friends, do check out the rest of the teams fab creations!
Hug to all
sparkle -

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kenny Ks Krafty girlz embossing challenge

This week we have a brand new challenge at Kenny Ks Krafty Girlz where we want you to use embossing on your creation. There is an amazing prize up for grabs again and here is what you could win.....

5 Digi's from Kenny K's Downloads

and Marianne Design 
is giving away this lot....
A clear stamps and a fancy edge die and pack of ribbons. from there popular ranges.
For more information on new release's from Marianne Design please follow them on
Do check out the challenge blog to see the fab DT creations!
Hugs Rebekah xx

Saturday, 18 February 2012

A Gem of a challenge new sketch

Hi everyone! Hope you are having good weekends! It's sketch time over at a Gem of a challenge again and our sketch this time has been designed by the fab Katie. It was also super hard to decide which image to use this time as Janet has been putting some stunning digis in the store lately!
For my card I have used the stunning Pion papers with some vintage photo DI treatment. The floral stamped edges and carte postal stamp are stempelglede. My beautiful lace and flowers are of course WOC. My pearls and cheesecloth are from stash, my butterfly from little snippets and my sentiment is SU. My stamped postcard underneath my image is also Pink gem designs.
This is Katie's fab sketch. As you can see I have tweaked it a bit (so unlike me lol) by offsetting the piece under the image.
My darling image is Prom queen Emma isn't she adorable? She is available in store now. Emma is fast becoming a favourite of mine already! I have coloured her with prismas and edged in victorian velvet and vintage photo inks.
Do check out what the rest have the team have been up to, so many fab variations on the sketch!
I would like to enter this into...Rubys rainbow vintage, cute card thurs flower power, dutch dare distressing, craft us crazy fave cols/embellies (pink and flowers), digi doodle shops best anything goes, DYSU layers, glitter geeks girls/boys and Crafts and me distressed.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again friends! Big hugs to all
sparkle -

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Saturated canary DT anything but square or rectangle

HI again folks, I hope you are all managing to keep well with all the illnesses floating about! 
It's a little bit crazy in our house at the moment, the kiddies are off school and are running around the house like mad things! We have managed to get some homework done each day so that's a pretty good achievement!
Our current house status is I have one on the PC, one hula hooping on the Wii fit (that's always amusing to watch!) and one watching it all with relative amusement waiting for his homemade ice lolly to freeze!
So have you checked out those new releases from saturated Canary yet?! Wow I love them all! We have a new challenge too starting over at the Saturated Canary challenge blog and this one is no square or rectangle cards! Well this makes me scream and run for cover! The only thing worse than making a shaped card for me is a CAS card I'm just no good at it! So I struggled with my comfort zone but I have seen a few of these cards made from a folded circle and figured it was about time I had a go!
I have used my fave papers from Black market paper society again available HERE. I cut a circle and then used an MS doily punch to create the edging. My flowers and lace are from WOC. My pretty butterfly is from little snippets, my bling flourish from sarah's and my sentiment is Waltzingmouse.
I have used this perfect image from saturated Canary called ice cream and pickles. I love her so much but was never sure how much I would use her! But it just so happens Amelia's teacher at school is leaving to have a baby soon and now I have just found out my cousin is pregnant too so she is going to get another use soon! I have coloured her with prisma pencils and have edged everything in spiced marmalade. I have also machine stitched all my edges.
I would like to enter this into ABC J is for Jazz it up, Whimsy anything but square, Fab and funky try something new, Pennys paper crafty anything goes, Craft your days away getting stitchy with it and Cupcake cards and crafts new beginnings.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again friends! Dob't forget I still have BLOG CANDY up for grabs for anyone who is interested!
Edited - I really need to ban myself from paypal I've bought more papers AGAIN!!!
Do check out the rest of the teams amazing creations!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Creative inspirations colour combo and Divas wings and things

Goodness me I'm super late again! It seems that my time is being taken up with lots of children orientated things this half term including a mass of division homework I had to help with this morning so my crafty bits are being pushed to the side!
Over at Creative Inspirations this week we have the challenge of using the colours of cream, blue and brown and at Divas we have the theme of wings and Things. Well my cards regularly have some sort of winged thing on them so I can happily cross over my DT work even though it's not my teams turn at Divas lol!
We are super lucky to be sponsored by the fab Simon says stamp at CI and by the brilliant Delicious doodles over at Divas!
My card has been made with papers from EK success, they are actually 12x12 papers that have been in my stash an age (well done me for using some of them lol!) They seemed perfect as they were in just the right colour combo.
I have used lace and flowers from WOC along with some flowers from Kort &Godt. My flourish is a magnolia doo hickey, my sentiment waltzingmouse and my butterfly little snippets.
My wonderful image is one of the wonderful new releases from Saturated Canary, isn't she wonderful?! I have to say that all of the new releases are just stunning and even though I get my DT quota I still couldn't resist buying ore of them!
She has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have edged in vintage photo and used a stempelglede stamp for the flourishes round the edge.
I am going to be entering this into .. Desert island crafters itinery (2 or more papers, polka dots, stitching), Totally stampalicious touchable texture,  Pink elephants photo inspiration, Digital tuesday use your stash,  Anything goes bingo (ribbon & lace, stitching, flowers, swirls & Pearls), Flutterby weds anything with wings and My mums craft shop swirls and pearls.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog. Please check out the rest of the teams stunning creations!
Big  hugs to everyone,
sparkle -

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Crafty sentiments DT Love challenge

Morning lovely people! Well whats all this about losing our followers then? There seems widespread panic about the google friend link disappearing but then conflicting info that it's only on non blogger sites? Anyway I'm sticking to the safe side and keeping my current followers link and my new linky followers link, so anyone who wants to join up feel free as I would be sad to loose any of you!
So how is everyone's valentines day?! We generally don't do anything here but sneaky hubby bought me red roses and choccies this year!
I am a bit late with my card today for the Crafty sentiments LOVE challenge but her it is.....
I have used my yummy new Tilda papers for my card (oops couldn't help myself!) along with pretty cheesecloth and ribbon from stash. Butterfly from e crafts and flowers from WOC. My sentiment is also Crafty sentiments.
My beautiful image is available now from crafty sentiments and she has been coloured with prisma pencils. I have used stickle sparkle on her crystal ball and pink liquid pearls around her.
Do check out the rest of the teams beautiful love creations! I would like to enter this into.. Delicious doodles all loved up, Crafty Anns all loved up, Totally gorjuss lurve,  One stop craft hearts and flowers with ribbon, 2 sisters I heart you and Crafty Emmas 3 or more layers.
And here are 2 of my lovelies with their valentines! Hiolette was still in bed at this point!
And this is my valentine from my little man. He has written mummy I luf u from Caleb. Aww what a cutie!
Thanks for coming by my blog again folks
Big hugs

sparkle -