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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Hippity Hoppity

Morning all!

I'm continuing my Not a Card theme this week, as I have a bookmark to share with you. I've made this project as inspiration for this week's Delightful Challenge, themed "Hippity Hoppity", so include a bunny, rabbit or a spring theme. I kept my project fairly flat this time, as it will be difficult to use when it has too much dimension.

* Digital Delights Precious Bunny & Bookmark set, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* DCWV Bright Textured CS and assorted scraps
* Marianne Design Letters & More background stamp
* Ribbons from Create & Craft

is sponsoring our challenge this week, the prize is a collection of some lovely ribbons:

* Simply Create Too (Easter/Bunnies)
* Fairytale Challenge (Photo Inspiration) Bunny image
* Digi Haven (Easter)
* Creatalicious (Lovely Easter)
* Cutie Pie (Cute Easter)
* My Sheri Crafts (Easter)
* Desert Island Craft (3 from the list) rabbits/bunnies, use lots of yellow, flowers
* Always Something Creative (Easter)
* Stamp & Create (Fur or Feathers)
* Crafty Calendar (Easter Eggstravagansa)

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Getting Boxed In

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Time for another Fab 'n Funky and this time I'm your hostess! This week, I'm challenging you to create a "Box", something a little different. It can be any shape of box for any occasion, have a look at the challenge blog to see what my wonderful teamies have come up with, there's lots of variety!

I found this great template on the web for a milk carton box and decided to use it for my project this week. I've filled it with plain chocolate Easter eggs and will bring it to my parents when I go visiting this weekend. I'm sure they will be appreciated!

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy, the DT were given some of their great images to work with. I've used Lenny Flowers 3.

* Stamp Fairy Lenny Flowers 3 digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Sentiment digi from the Internet
* Create & Craft CS
* Template from Template by Belle (
* DCWV Textured Brights CS scraps
* Flower peeloffs from stash

* Craft Us Crazy (Anything but a Card)
* Crafting 4 All Seasons (Anything but a Card)
* Simon Says Stamp (Easter/Spring)
* Paper Creators Craft (Spring has Sprung)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Spring or Pastel)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* Color me Creative (Spring Colours)
* Anything but a Card (Spring or Alice in Wonderland)
* Forever Friends Monthly (Lots of Flowers)
* Stamp & Create (Fur or Feathers)

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hope You're Feeling Better

Hi guys,

It's been great weather around here for the last couple of days, thankfully as I was getting a bit depressed with all the snow, cold and rain! Spring might actually be springing this time ;) However, I'm sure where you are the same as here, many people are still struggling with the last remnants of the cold and flu and Get Wel Soon cards are still pretty dang handy at the moment! Great timing for the new Delightful Challenge, asking for your "Get Well Soon" makes!

I thought to combine the theme with lots of flowers and spring-like colours, everyone who is a little under the weather can use a bit of bright spring colours on their card I think :)

* Digital Delights Flower Power Daffy, coloured with Promarkers and edged with faux stitching
* Studio Light sentiment
* First Edition Hideaway DP
* DCWV Glitter Stack
* Memories Direct flower
* Peel offs & star brad from stash

Our sponsor this week is

Offering a 15 dollar gift certificate for the winner! I am looking forward to seeing your projects :)

* Crafty Boots (Flowers)
* Fussy & Fancy (Flowers)
* 2 Sisters (Flowers for Spring)
* Ladyburg Crafts Ink (Spring)
* ABC Challenge (Bring on the Flowers)
* Paper Creators Crafts (Spring has Sprung)
* QKR Stampede (Dreaming of Spring)
* Color Me Creative (Spring Colours)
* Forever Friends Monthly Challenge (Lots of Flowers)
* Alota Rubber Stamps (Spring Time)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Challenging Colour Combo

Hi all,

It's Wednesday again, so time for another Fab 'n Funky challenge! Our lovely teamie Pat has chosen a colour challenge theme, so if you want to play along you should use "Pink, Green & Brown". We are sponsored by MayzyArt, which is quickly becoming one of my favourite digi companies. Such lovely fun images and a doddle to colour! I decided to make an Easel card, as I hadn't done that in a while.

Let's see what you can do with this challenge!

* MayzyArt Swoopy Melva, coloured with Promarkers
* Docrafts Country Companions DP & K&Co Hopscotch Girl Tag Pad Tag
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink & Dovecraft Cocoa Brown Ink
* Fairy Doodles sentiment stamp
* Rounded corner & Flower punches
* Pearls from stash

* Art Impressions (Check Us Out)
* Addicted to Stamps (Easel Cards)
* Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes)
* Totally Papercraft (Easel Card)
* Bunny Zoe (Girly)
* Allsorts (1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments)
* One Stop Craft (Anything Goes)
* Scrapbooking Queen (A Hint of Green)
* Aud Sentiments (Sentiment for a Girl)
* Colour Me Creative (Spring Colours)

Monday, 18 March 2013

An Easter Gift

Back again :)

PCD's challenge is also starting today, themed "Anything but a Card with an Easter theme". I decided to make a tag, I am planning to add it to a bag of chocolate Easter eggs for a gift but haven't gotten around to buying the eggs yet.

Here's my tag, hope you like it. Do you have any Easter projects that aren't cards? Then why not link up with us!

* PCD Easter Egg set, coloured with Promarkers
* K&C Roam Tag Pad
* Posh Impressions Musical Score stamp
* Pumice Stone & Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
* Gems & Ribbon from stash

* Live & Love Crafts (Easter)
* Digi Haven (Easter)
* Simply Create Too (Easter or Bunnies)
* Craft Us Crazy (Anything but a Card)
* Avadares (Easter or Spring)
* Southern Girls (Tag, You're It)
* Paperminutes (Tag It)
* My Sheri Crafts (Easter)
* Sweet Stampin' (Easter)
* A Gem of a Challenge (Easter/Spring)

It's a Man's World

Good morning everyone,

Monday again, where does the weekend go? I spent mine in my crafty room, doing some DT admin and also working on a couple of crafty projects. Our Challenge Theme this time is "It's a Man's Thing", so share your male projects with us! I used a lovely sea side image of the Boys to Men CD, it immediately caught my eye when I was looking through the CD content. I have had the button I used in my stash for ages and finally had a perfect project to use it on, kind of satisfying in a strange way. Anyway, here's my card, hope you can find the time to join us this fortnight!

* Ooh La La Lighthouse 2 Pyramid Decoupage and DP, taken from the Boys to Men CD
* Festive Berries Card Candi
* Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
* Digi Darla Circle Sentiment
* Button from stash

* Hobby Vision (Male Card)
* City Crafter (Inspired by a Song) The Lighthouse Tale by Nickel Creek
* Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes)
* One Stop Craft (Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Tuesday Alchemy (Anything Goes)
* A Blog Named Hero (Free Style)
* ABC Challenge (Just as you Like)
* One Crazy Stamper (Anything Goes)
* Mema's Crafts (Anything Goes)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Boys Will Be Boys

Hi all,

How are you faring when making those male cards? I find it sometimes can be really difficult, you don't want to make it very girly with flowers and lace with at the same time you don't want it to be too simple. I hear ya, same here :) So today's Delightful Challenge really was a challenge for me, themed "Here's One for the Boys"!

* Digital Delights Chef Luigi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Echo Park For the Record DPs
* Distress Tool
* Scalloped Circle punch
* Art Talent stamp set
* Ribbon and gems from stash

Our sponsor this week is

Prize for the winner = 3 sets from their store

* Hobby Vision (Male Card)
* Little Miss Muffet (Boys Only)
* Fairytale Challenge (Use a Mini Stamp) the cherry below the sentiment
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* Sweet Stampin' (Males)
* Paper Playtime (Anything Goes)
* My Time to Craft (Food or Drink)
* Pile It On (Oh Yummy!)
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* Robin's Fetish (Birthday Cards)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Let's Get Sentimental

Hi everyone!

Phew, what a hectic week it has been! Last Saturday, we celebrated my parents' 50th wedding anniversary and I decided to make a memory book for then with memories and photos from the guests that were invited. Man, did I underestimate the amount of work! Towards the end, I was completely spent and still needed to do a couple of pages! Suffice to say I was close to chucking the whole lot in the bin, but thankfully I somehow managed to complete the book AND write a little speech. It all went without a hitch and my parents loved the book and the speech. Mission accomplished :)

However, I am glad to go back to my own crafty projects, starting today with the new Fab 'n Funky Challenge. It's an easy one this week: "Add a Sentiment". As usual, any project or style will do, link up your creative projects and join the challenge! Our sponsor this week is Digi Darla, who generously donated several images for the DT to work with. I picked Butterfly Wonder, such a cute image and perfect for those Spring cards!


* Digi Darla Butterfly Wonder digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Echo Park For the Record DPs
* Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
* My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow Decoupage Flowers
* DCWV Green Stack Chipboard
* Sakura Glitter Pen
* Eline's Vintage Sentiment Stamp & Art Talent Flower background stamp
* Wooden butterflies from local store (Xenos)
* Memories Direct Flower
* Rounded corner punch & scalloped border punch
* Pearls from stash

* Happy Campers (Flutterby Butterfly)
* Color Me Creative (Anything Goes, optional bugs, butterflies or reptiles)
* AnMa Creatief (Butterflies)
* My Heart Pieces (Use your 3 favourite things) Pearls, Butterflies, Designer Paper
* Heck of a Challenge (Spring/Butterflies & Pearls)
* LEJ (Things with Wings)
* ABC Challenge (In the Air) Butterflies & Bird
* Cute Card Thursday (Spring Fever)
* Always Something Creative (Spring & Green)
* Ruby's Rainbow (Spring Colours of Yellow & Green)

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Bee Better

Hi all,

What a busy week I've had, finally I've arrived at the last day of my working week. Tomorrow I'm off to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary with them! This week, the theme for the Delightful Challenge is "Buttons, Bling & Embellishments". I can't believe I did it again and managed to forget an element of the challenge theme, as you will be hard pressed finding a button on my card. My memory is really all over the shop! At least I got the bling and the embellishments right, two out of three ain't bad :)

The image I used it part of the new range for March, there have been a lot of people under the weather lately so a very useful image to have right now I think :)

* Digital Delights Bee Better image, coloured with Spectrum Noirs & Promarkers
* Stardus glitter glue & Sakura Glitter Gel Pen
* Echo Park A Walk in the Park and For the Record & Ooh La La Bee My Valentine DPs
* Memories Direct flowers
* MS Doily Lace Border & Scalloped Circle punches
* Eline's Vintage sentiment stamp set
* Pearl, peel off bees and gems from stash

Our sponsor this week is

They have a wonderful range of charms available, all themes you can possibly imagine, so go and have a look if you have a spare moment.

* Delicious Doodles (Yellow)
* Bunny Zoe (Flowers & Pearls)
* Color me Creative (Anything Goes with optional bug/butterfly/reptile image)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Craft Us Crazy (Anything Goes)
* One Crazy Stamper (Anything Goes)
* Brown Sugar (Greeting)
* Emerald Fairies (Bling)
* Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)
* QKR Stampede (3 of Something) 3 papers, 3 colours

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

How Cute & Plush!

Hi everyone!

It's a little out of season, but I have a Christmas card to share with you today for the new Fab 'n Funky challenge themed "Cute & Cuddly". We are sponsored by Bugaboo this week and I just couldn't resist this little guy when I came across him in the Bugaboo shop! He's just too cute :) What comes to mind when you think of cute? Share all your cute projects with us this week!

* Bugaboo Plush Reindeer, coloured with Spectrum Noirs
* Basic Grey Jovial & Studio Light DPs
* Eline's Winterhuis stamp set
* Red & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Cosmic Shimmer Red Fire Twinkles
* Buttons, ribbons & star brads from stash

* Desert Island Crafters Challenge (Use at least 3 items from the list) I've used Fluffy Animals/Ribbons & Bows/Brads or Eyelets
* Brown Sugar (Greeting)
* Chocolate, Coffee & Cards (Buttons & Bows)
* Sassy Studio (Stars)
* Basic Grey (Anything Goes)
* Simon Says Stamp (Anything Goes)
* Cute Card Thursday (Something Old) The Basic Grey pad is one of the first pads I ever bought, the buttons come from my mum's stash so they're ancient ;)
* Gem of a Challenge (Button It)
* Gingerloft (Ribbons & Bows)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Easter's on its Way

Hi everyone,

Another post from me today, as PCD is also starting their new challenge today. We want to see your projects that tie in with the theme of " Easter on its Way". I decided to make a little gift bag that I can fill with some lovely chocolate eggs later as a cute Easter gift. I don't know if the content will last long though......chocolate's never safe when I'm around ;) I used a hand-written sentiment, as I quickly realised I don't actually own any stamps relating to Easter and I didn't have enough time to print those out that came with the digi set. I decided I like the homey feel of it though, so I am leaving it this way :)

* Kraft Sandwich Bag
* PCD Easter Egg set
* DCWV Mango Frost DPs
* Memories Direct Flowers & brad
* Distress Tool & Tumbles Glass and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* Sakura Gel Glitter pen
* Ribbon, twine, button and pearls from stash

* I Love Promarkers (Lace and/or Pearls)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Bright Colours) I've been hoarding these DPs for years now, have never used them!
* Crafty Ribbons (Anything Goes with Ribbon)
* Aud Sentiments (Easter)
* Bearly Mine (Anything Goes)
* Avadares (Easter or Spring)
* Simon Says Stamps (Anything Goes)
* Gingerloft (Ribbons & Bows)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Cute Card Thursday (Something Old) I've been hoarding these DPs for years now, have never used them!

Our Four Legged Friends

Happy Monday all!

This fortnight we are having a great challenge theme over at Ooh La La, namely "Our Four-legged Friends" . So make sure the creature that is on your project has four legs, if so you can join in :) Here is my make, using a lovely image with puppies, riding in style indeed. When I printed the image, it came out rather pale, but I have to admit I like the dreamy quality it gives so decided to use it for the card anyway. I can't wait how you interpret this challenge, hopefully you can join in the fun too!

* Ooh La La Riding in Style image (You can find this image on the Boys to Men CD)
* Making Memories Paperie Rouge & Mocha and K&Co Mat Pad DPs
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Personal Impressions Sentiment stamp
* Flower & Rounded Corner punches
* Gems & pearls from stash

* Digital Tuesdays (Birthday)
* Diva's by Design (Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Bunny Zoe (Flowers & Pearls)
* Craft Us Crazy (Anything Goes)
* Mema's Craft (Anything Goes)
* Inky Chicks (Mother's Day/Birthday)
* Paper Pretties (Punch)
* Bearly Mine (Anything Goes)
* Crafts & Me (Dies/Punches)

Friday, 1 March 2013

Sparkly Christmas

Hi everyone,

It's Friday, almost the weekend! I have a busy weekend and week ahead of me with an enormous crafty project due at the end, I am looking forward to it but also feel a little daunted. Fingers crossed I make it in time!

As today is the first day of March, I am here to share my CCAYR DT make with you, this month the theme will be "Sparkle & Bling". Shouldn't be too hard to think of a creative way to use that theme for a Christmas card me thinks, we hope you can make the time to participate!

* Studio Light Decoupage image, sprayed with Crafter's Companion Multicolour Glitter Spray
* Art Talent & Hely Coppledich Pepper's Christmas Party DPs
* Eline's Winterhuis Sentiment Stamps
* Joy Craft Flower Punch
* Tumbles Glass Distress Ink & Colour Box Black Ink
* Sakura Glitter Gel Pen
* Metallic thread from local store (Pipoos) & Sew Easy Quick Sand Floss
* Pearls from stash

* ABC Christmas Challenge (D for Designer Paper)
* Crafty Hazelnut (Use 1 Word)
* Allsorts (Animals)
* Come and Get It (Just add Water) Snow
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Bling It On)
* Kaboodle Doodles (Any Bling)
* Crafty Sentiments (1 image/stamp,2 papers, 3 embellishments) 3 pearls, 3 flags, 3 types of embellishmenbt
* Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (All that Glitters)
* Ruby's Rainbow (In the Garden)
* Joanna Sheen (Layer It Up)