Tuesday 30 October 2012

Add a Pumpkin......

As it's Tuesday it's time for the Color Challenge over at the Outlawz. Our inspirational picture was chosen by Roxann and she added a very seasonal twist!

For my card I tried to think of something equally seasonal and whenever I think of pumpkins I think of Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Soup! I love them!

So what else could I put on my card but a recipe!

I printed out a recipe for pumpkin pie onto some pearlised orange card and layered it onto some brown woodgrain card and attached it to the pearlised red card that I used as my base card with some brads.

I stamped out my little pumpkin several times and coloured with Promarkers, arranged the on the card and added a nice orange bow!

Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate your time and hope to see you again soon!

Sunday 28 October 2012


This week's challenge is up at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme was chosen by the very talented NanaConnie and it is...........Recipe!!

NanaConnie's recipe is 1 digi/stamped image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments of the same kind (3buttons, 3 pearls etc).

Now I don't know about you but I collect recipes, I read them, I love them but I never use them but this is one recipe I did use!

For my image I used a Holly Hobby stamp (that came free with a magazine!).

I coloured her with Promarkers and layered her onto some Christmas green card. The patterned papers are also from Holly Hobby and they were also free on the same magazine as was the sentiment (what a bargain!!).

My three embellishemnts are poinsettias made from a Marianne die set which I cut from some green and red card and used some yellow glitter card for the stamens.

You have to visit Eclectic Ellapu (click on the page tab at the top) to see the amazing creations my teamies have made, they're such a talented bunch I am honoured to be in their company!

Thanks for stopping by I appreciate you taking the time and I hope to see your wonderful creations at Eclectic Ellapu!

See you again soon!

Saturday 27 October 2012

Friday's Sentiment Challenge!

The new monthly sentiments challenge has started over at Lady Annes and the theme is Anything Goes. Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Guylou's Inimitables and for my inspirational card I used Guylou's Thanksgiving Chuck.

I coloured him with Promarkers and double layered the mount to make him really pop. I found some nice brown gingham paper in my stash and layered some nice autumn coloured ribbons across it and added a couple of wooden images and some leaf bling.

I think this is such a cute image for a Thanksgiving card - we don't have Thanksgiving in the UK but I'm sure all you ladies from across the pond will be slaving away on the fabulous feast!

Thanks for stopping by, I do really appreciate you taking the time and I would love to see you over at Lady Annes!
See you again soon!

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Make it Spooky!

Hello again, today it's the Color Challenge over at the Outlawz. I chose today's colours and twist. I picked the in honour of Halloween which is coming up fast!

My inspirational picture was another beautiful plant that I saw at RHS Tatton Flower Show in the summer (what summer?). It was on a stand of the most exquisite Rex Begonias and I just adore the colours!

I had to scratch my head to come up with something spooky! Then I bought a copy of Simply Cards and Papercraft and found a free digi download! There were some great characters on the sheet of downloaded images and I picked out these beauties!

I used a black base card and free cut my blood ouse! I coloured my pretty ladies with Promarkers and cut them out along with some appropriate halloween sentiments, as a finishing touch I added a few drops of blood in the form of them red teardrop gems.

I hope you like my 'Spooky' card; please try and make time to call in a the Outlawz and see the wonderful creations my D teamies have come up with and maybe you have something spooky to enter while you're there!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you taking the time and I'd love to see you over at the Outlawz too!

Sunday 21 October 2012

Stamp Challenge at Lady Annes

Lady Annes has started another challenge - the stamp challenge where you can use any digi or rubber stamped image on your creation. This months sponsor is Eureka Stamps and they generously gave the DT some stamps to work with.

My card features Smell the Pumpkins and I do think it is the cutest image!

I coloured the image using Promarkers and then carefully cut it out. I cut a scalloped square of black card and mounted the image on to it. I used some orange pearl card I used some orange pearl card as my background and used some leaf ribbon that came from Costco across the bottom, I ten added some fabric leaves. The pearls are from Mei Flower - the sentiment is also from Eureka, I cut it out using some wavy zig zag scissors.
I hope you will find time to visit the challenges over at Lady Annes, there are currently three different challenges for you to enter - see you there!

Thanks for stopping by I appreciate your visit and hope you'll come back soon!


Thursday 18 October 2012

CDAC Progressive Freebies

In this last round of the CDAC progressive freebies challenge we had two digi's to play with - the first is from Patti's Creations and is a must for any needlewomen.

I used some Kraft card as my base and cut a piece of spotted fabric and edge stitched it and used it as my background. The image was coloured with Promarkers with some shading from my pencils. I found a good selection of buttons from my stash and a fabric star plus a little ribbon on a nice pearl buckle and a couple of pins.

The second image is from DS4J and is a fabulous mushroom group.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and carefully cut it out. I used a backgroupd stamp from the Stampman and stamped and heat embossed the blue daisies which I mounted on some pearlised blue card then added my image. I used some beautiful ribbon across the bottom and stamped and heat embossed some dragonflies agian from the Stampman and cut out and mounted on the ribbon. I stamped and heat embossed a larger dragonfly on the bottom of the card and used the daydreams sentiment as a stop for my easel card.

I really enjoyed playing with these images and am really looking forward to creating something with the next images - all will be revealed!

Thanks for stopping by, if you get a chance pop over to CDAC and check out the beautiful entries and maybe you'd like to join in!

See you soon!

Tuesday 16 October 2012

What's Cookin'?

It's the Color Challenge over at the Outlawz!

This week's inspirational picture and twist was chosen by Guylou:

and with a twist like that I could only use this fabulous image from Mo Manning

Isn't she just the sweetest?
The base card is Centura Pearls. The background has some red card run through a swiss dot embossing folder, layered with some green polka dot paper from one of the Raspberry Road freebie collections matted onto some yellow card, some strawberry digi paper from Raspberry Road. I layered some red gingham ribbon across the strawberry paper. My image was coloured with Promarkers and cut out with a Spellbinder label die. The buttons are from one of the local craft shops and the butterfly is a wooden one that I coloured with a green Promarker to match. Ther sentiment is computer generated.
I hope you like my little lady and I hope you take the time to pop over to the Outlawz and check out the Color Challenge and I hope you'll join us!
I look forward to seeing you there but in the meantime thanks for dropping by and I hope you'll find the time to call back soon!

Sunday 14 October 2012

Eclectic Ellapu

Well this is the first ever post as a DT member for Eclectic Ellapu!

Today see's the start of a brand new challenge blog - Eclectic Ellapu. There will be weekly challenges with some amazing themes!
We have two design teams the Pink team and the Purple team.
This weeks challenge was chosen by Elaine, leader of the Pink team and owner of the blog and it is:

Drum roll Please.......


Anything Goes!

How did you guess!
My card for this first challenge features a digi from Crafts and Me called Mellisa.
For my base card I used some royal blue gloss card, it seems to have so much depth, I love this card! I then cut some flower borders from some pink and blue that I matched with the colours on the digi. This Memory Box die is fabulous, it has sooo many uses. I cut some beautiful glitter paper and the lovely heart paper, both from Trimcraft Fizzy Moon collection, the same size as the digi and arranged them on top of the die cuts. Then I just added a few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and my card was complete; I coloured the image with Promarkers.
I hope you like my first Eclectic Ellapu posting and hope you will pop over and join in the fun!
The Pink team are:

Please feel free to go over and leave them some love, they'll really appreciate it!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my card and that you will come over and play with us at Eclectic Ellapu - see you there!


Tuesday 9 October 2012

Color Challenge

Tuesday sure rolls round quickly! Its time for the colour challenge over at the Outlawz again and this weeks inspirational picture was chosen by Ursula,

what an absolutley gorgeous picture - I adore sunsets and this landscape looks surreal; anyway the twist this week was something to do with travel.
Firstly, I found the colours really challenging this week and the twist had me with a completely blank mind, the more I thought about it the blanker I got! Then someone gave me a link to a free vintage digi site and I was browsing, like you do, and lo and behold the lights came on and this is what I came up with

I started with a black card, coloured the airways digi and the hibiscus flowers with Promarkers. I layered up the airways digi on some red and yellow card then stamped out the tiny postcard from Portobello Road and hand wrote and embossed the greeting. I set my digi cetrally on the card and tucked the postcard under the edge then added the flowers and voila!

I hope you like this weeks offering and hope to see soon!

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time and I love to read your comments!

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Color Challenge

Hello all, gosh I've been so busy, where or where has this week gone - or last week come to it!
This week's inspirational picture was chosen by Margaret, with a twist of pearls - aren't they scrummy colours!

Our sponsor for this month is Guylou's Inimitability and I have used the wonderful clown bear from Guylou.

I coloured the bear using my Promarkers and used some papers from my stash to mount hiim on. I added some ribbon and ric rac to my background. I used some cream pearls for the bobbles on his top and some green pearls down each side to make the purples pop.

I hope you will find the time to call in on our challenge over at the Outlawz (click the page at the top and it will take you straight there!), we have some wonderful sponsors and there are challenges every day of the week and don't forget our sponsor this month is Guylou and the winner of the Color Challenge will get a $10 certificate for Guylou's shop, and she has some fabulous digi's!

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time and I love to read your comments!


Monday 1 October 2012

I'm A Star, YAY!!!

I have been playing over at CDAC with the progressive challenge and the latest image is soooo adorable, it is the cutest little piggie from Doodle Pantry.

I made a couple of cards with it but the one that has been chosen to 'Star' I made for Breast Cancer Awareness.

I coloured my image with Promarkers and used a square die cut to cut it out and matted it onto  some toning pink paper and used three different squares of paper to form the background. The whole lot is set onto a square card made from Centura Pearl which has been matted with a digital paper from (I believe) Jak Heath.

The ribbon and heart embellishment are from Mei Flower, pink letters I've had in my stash for ages and the sweet die cut is a Memory Box die.

I will enter this into Jacksons Digital Expressions Challenge and any other Breast cancer challenges I spot!

Hope you like my li'l piggie and thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!