Monday, 8 February 2016

All You Need is Love...

Hi everyone,
Happy Monday ...I hope you had a fabulous weekend.
I'm popping by today to show my card for 
which starts today with the theme of "All you need is Love"

I've coloured with copics an image from one of our sponsors
Paper Nest Dolls and she is called "Love Strung"



We are fortunate enough to have the wonderful 
as a sponsor this week as well.

Details
Hearts  cut from a QuicKutz die
Tags: Die-Namics
Sentiment created in Word
Heart brads from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #162 - Love is in the Air

Thanks for stopping by.  If you get a chance, pop by the challenge blog and see
the wonderful creations made by my team mates.
hugs,
 
 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Fancy at TPS Challenge #234

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well with you and yours. 
I'm so excited today as I just found out my twin Sister is coming to visit this spring. 
I haven't seen her for over a year and a half and miss her so much....
and now I can't wait for spring.

Today starts a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Fancy.  
We would like to see lots of detail on your creations.

I've used a sweet image called "Melody" available here.


For some reason I gravitate to red, black and white in February......
could it be because of Valentines?

Details:
Shape is a Go-Kreate die
Sentiment is LOTV Everyday Grunge messages
MB Musciality Collage die
La-La Land heart treble clef
Button from my stash
Coloured with Copics:
Face: E11, E21, E000, R20, R11
Red: R46, R24, R22, R20
Grey: W9, W7, W5
Red dots coloured with Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink
Wink of Stella Gold on the guitar as well as Glossy Accents

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner this week, 
especially if you use a TPS image on your creation.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you in the challenge.
hugs,

Friday, 29 January 2016

Monochrome at Fussy & Fancy Friday

Hi everyone,
I'm back again as promised, this time with my entry for


( See blog entry below for Winter Wonderland )

Our lovely host for the next two weeks is the very talented Nikki
who has chosen the theme of
Monochrome

We are sponsored by the fabulous 
who generously supplied us with our images this week

I've used a beautiful pre-coloured image called Frost Girl available here.



Details:
Shape cut using Go Kreate No 360022 XXL Square Frame Frilly #2
Snowflakes cut using SB 2013 snowflake pennant
Winter - Joy Crafts Die
Tags cut using Die-Namics pierced tags die
Stardust Stickles used throughout the background as well as rhinestones
Buttons - old stash from StampinUp

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today,
hugs,

Pastels at Winter Wonderland ~~

Hi everyone,
I hope you've had a good week and perhaps have something fun planned for the weekend.
One of our granddaughters is being confirmed tonight so we are excited
to see her and celebrate with the family.

Today starts a new challenge at
and the theme chosen by our lovely host Lena is "Pastel Colours"
Although this is a Christmas Challenge we accept entries other than Christmas
for the month of Jan. & Feb.

I coloured with copics a very sweet digi from our sponsor this week Di's Digi Stamps
 that I was fortunate to win last year.  This cutie is called Carnation Penny and is available here.



Details:
Card shape cut using SB Grand Calibur Scallop Squares
Flower cut using SB Rose Creations
Sentiment is LOTV Girlie Banners
Lace and silk ribbon from my stash
Doily - Cheery Lynn

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and stay tuned for my
next post for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.
hugs,

 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Pink Christmas.....

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means time for a new challenge over at


I have the honour of being the host this week and because it's the last Wednesday in the month the theme is my favourite....Christmas.  No moaning now...it's never too early to get a start on that list.

I've used a Spellbinder die that my best bud let me have a play with and cut it in a very soft pink.
Every year I make at least one pink Christmas card in memory of my dear Aunt
who's favourite colour was...you guess it, pink.


Another favourite was used on this card as well...the Marianne evergreen branch die
The top layers are dies included in the SB set that match Labels 17
Finished with rhinestones and silver strips.

Our sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online who are offering the lucky
winner a class of their choice

I would like to enter the following challenges:

 Thanks so much for stopping by today,
hugs,


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Snow Adventure....

Hi everyone,
I do hope you're having a good week. 

Today starts a new challenge at
where the theme for Challenge #232 is "Rough it up" which means distress the edges.

I've coloured with Copics one of my favourite images from TPS called
Snowboarder Girl, available here.  
Two of my granddaughters are avid boarders so this will be
perfect for one of their birthdays.


Details:
Joy Crafts circle die 6003/1002
SB 2013 Snowflake die
DP from my stash
White Frantage
Edges distressed and then white gesso added
Rhinestones from my stash as well
Silk ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week, especially if you
use a TPS digi in your creation.

 
I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. A Snowflake Promise #14
  2. Craft Your Passion Challenge #295
  3. Crafting from the Heart# 95
  4. Inky Chicks Challenge #61
  5. Love to Scrap Challenge #70
Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'd love it if you
played along with us this week.
hugs,

Friday, 15 January 2016

Snowman Song

Hi everyone,

I have some exciting news today.  This is my first post as a new Design Team Member of the
Yeah.... I'm so happy to be here.  Thank you so much for having me girls. 

Now on to this week's challenge, hosted by the lovely, super talented Eileen
who is asking that you show a lot of Glitter and Shine on your creations 

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week, 

 and 



I've coloured with Copics a digi generously supplied by Crafty Sentiments Designs called


Details:
SB 2013 Snowflake Pendant die used to cut the snowflakes using mirror card
Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter used on the hats
MS punch used for the icicles
DP - SEI Winter Song
Red rhinestones from my stash
Sentiment: - Elizabeth Crafts Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - A - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Baby It's Cold Outside

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you get a chance to play along
with us this week, we'd love to see you there.
hugs,

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Challenge #287 @ Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well. Old man winter still has a hold on us here with lake effect snow
making travel very slow.  Great time to hunker down and craft!

Today starts a new challenge at
where our lovely, talented Julieanne has chosen the theme
For A Child

We are sponsored by the fabulous Inky Impressions 
who generously supplied us with or digis today.

I've used a sweet digi called "Kitty with a Bow" available here in the shop.

Details:
I used Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils to colour this cutie.
Lovin my new die - SB Victorian Die on each corner
Sentiment is LOTV
Circle is Joy Crafts 6003/1002
Ribbon flowers from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you playing along with us this week.
hugs,

Monday, 11 January 2016

Kraft at Cuties

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a good weekend.
We had a great time on Saturday with our lovely DIL and Granddaughter.
We all went to a Thai restaurant and ordered the tasting menu and what fun that was.
Basically you can order every item on the 4 page menu and you get a small
sample size portion of each, making the selection so much fun.

Today starts a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge where the theme is "Use Kraft"

I coloured a cute digi from Robyn's Fetish, one of our sponsors this week.
The image is called "Pussy Cat Luv" available here.
We are also sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Ribbons



Coloured with Copics.  My first attempt at trying to colour this dapper feline a tabby.
The heart shape was cut using a SB die and the tags are from LOTV, stamped in Versamark red ink
and hand cut.  Red embroidery thread added to the ends.
I pulled the flower from my stash...something I made several years ago
with my granddaughter.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #25 
Robyns Fetish Challenge #298

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I do hope you get a chance to visit us at the Challenge blog and see the
the wonderful inspiration from my talented team mates.
hugs,


Wednesday, 6 January 2016

What if.....

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year to you all! 

Today starts Challenge #230 at
with the theme of "Punches and Dies"

I've coloured with copics one of the newer cuties in the shop called
Snug but Stylish available here.  


 I love the face on this sweet image and thought she looked like she was daydreaming,
therefore I added the sentiment from Gingers House, printed on SB Antique frame.
The stars were created using MB Flower Mound die and the
fence was made using a Martha Stewart punch. 

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner this week, especially if
you use a TPS image.



Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hope you get a chance to play
along with us this week.
hugs,



Monday, 28 December 2015

GDT - Crafty Boots

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
I've been so busy with the Holidays there has been little time for crafting 
but I did get a special card made for my GDT Spot at Crafty Boots.  

I was lucky enough to win a challenge a while back and was thrilled when asked to Guest Design.
Thank you so much for having me ladies.


The current Challenge  is "Snow & Sparkle"


I've coloured with Copics my favourtie stamp this season,
Art Impressions Let the Bells Ring
MB dies used for the skyline, 
MB Frosted Christmas Tree die, covered with Glamour Dust
Reindeer are cut from the MB Deer Trio die
Papers are Bazzill Walnut Cream

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

I hope you get a chance to play along this week.
hugs,


Monday, 14 December 2015

Cute Bingo at The Cutie Pie Challenge

Hi everyone, hope this finds you well.

I spent yesterday with my oldest granddaughter and what a wonderful day we had.
We hit the mall running and never stopped until
it was time to go home and prepare Sunday dinner.   
The Christmas list is definitely getting smaller with just a few items left.

Today starts a new challenge at


where the theme is Cute Bingo

Our wonderful sponsor is Pink Gem Designs who generously supplied
us with our choice of digital images.
I used a pre-coloured digi called "Chilly Ice Skating
with the use of Pearls, Cute Stamp and Lace


Details:
SB Floral Oval cut in silver mirror cardstock
SB 2013 Snowflake Pennant
MB Pine Needle Border on top
MB Frostyville Border on the bottom
Lace from WOC

I would like to tneter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to join us this time.
hugs,

Friday, 11 December 2015

Happy Holidays at Fussy and Fancy Friday

Hi everyone,
Can you believe it's Friday already.  Man the days are flying by!  
but the good news is I've nearly finished all my Christmas cards for this year.

Now on to todays post.  We're starting a new challenge at


where the theme is "Happy Holidays"

I've coloured with Copics a very cute image from our generous
sponsor this week Sherri Baldy.  This cute image is called "Penny Penguin

 
Details:
DP - Papertray Ink Rustic Snowflakes
Spellbinder Snowflake die
Sentiment:  LOTV
Oval frame - Marianne LR0240
Lace - WOC

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 
We'd love it if you could play along with us this week.
hugs,
 
 


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Snowflakes

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week. 
It's been awhile since I've posted. Busy time of the year and still struggling with
my lame computer but a resolution is near.  My Son will be putting in a new
hard drive later this week so hopefully I'll be back to visiting soon.

Today starts a new challenge at


Where our lovely team mate Wendy has chosen a "Snowflake" theme.

I've coloured with copics a cute penguin generously supplied by our sponsor this week  


This fun image is called "Little Penguin Winter Skate


Details
MB Snowglobe Base used with Stitched Snowflake Circle Frame
MB Frostyville Border used on the edges
Snowflakes are Spellbinder
Skates from Cottage Cutz

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and play along with us if you can. 
We'd love to see you there.
hugs,


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

TPS Blog Hop Birthday Celebration

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to
 This is in celebration of their reaching their 5th Birthday on December 8th.
 It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "A Special Birthday" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!!
 If you have landed here from Lucia's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on 
For my card today I used a sweet new image 
called "Birthday" available here in the shop.
Details:
Coloured with Copics
The sentiment and balloons are Die-Namics dies
 Cheery Lynn Designs Dutch Scallop Square Frame die 
Circle -Joy Crafts 6003/1002 

From here you will need to hop on over to Sam's blog
Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning 
your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
Hugs,