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Friday, 29 April 2011

Clean & Simple Giraffe

Well hello to you all, i hope you are having a fab day. I have been watching the Royal Wedding, awwwww wasn't it lovely :D
Anway onto today's card

The giraffe stamp is one of the new super cute mag freebie stamps, coloured with pro markers. the sentiment is stamped in brown and is from another freebie set, and 3 little mocha pearls.

I am off to try and motivate myself into doing something today, as i just don't feel like doing anything.
Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-12-recipe-off-centre.html

http://aifactorychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-078-anything-goes.html

http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-56-anything-goes.html

http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-96-anything-goes.html

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge.html

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Flowery Frog!!!

I was trying to think of a good title for this card, but that's all i came up with :D

The digi is really cute and from Delightful Inspirations, coloured with pro markers and touches of glitter on the butterflies and flowers. i decoupaged the bullfrog so he stands out slightly. I cut 2 fancy edged shapes, one slightly smaller, from green textuerd card and turquoise paper and mounted them all on top of each other with dst. i covered an a5 card blank with bright pink paper i had embossed with little dots all over,added the mounted image and then found lots of different shaped and sized flowers in green, turquoise and cerise, and mounted them around the card with either brads or gems as centre's. the sentiment is one of those i have floating about and no idea where they came from, sorry.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges :

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/craft-challenge-99-flowers.html

http://nettiegsdandydigitalgems-challengeblo.blogspot.com/2011/04/nettiegs-bugs-and-plants-challenge.html

http://designed2delight.blogspot.com/2011/04/bullfrogs-and-butterflies-free-stamp-of.html

http://stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/bugs-embossing-sponsored-by-doodle.html


Just Hanging About.....

............to wish you a Happy Birthday. That's what this cheerful monkey is saying.

He is a gorgeous Sew Many Cards digi, you can find him and all his friends here . I have coloured him with pro markers and cut him out in a large scalloped circle with a few leaves just hanging out. i used a blue pencil to shade around the digi.I covered a square card with this gorgeous birthday paper, i chose this one because it has the similar scalloped circle shapes all over it, and used a strip of turquoise ribbon across the middle. i added 2 scalloped pearly blue burttons and a peel off sentiment to 3 of the corners.

i think this is a lovely fun card suitable for anyone of any age,
Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-19-and-dt-call.html

http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-22-anything-goes.html

http://www.sewmanychallenges.com/

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-113-welcome-to-jungle.html

http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-58.html


Beautiful Flowers

Isnt this just the most gorgeous of digi's, its a Tiffany doodles and you can find it here . I coloured it with pro markers and cut a large scalloped oval round the digi. Once i had cut it out i knew i didnt want it to ba sat flat on the front of a card, but didnt quite know what to do with it. I did think about making it inot a bookmark, but decided i still wanted it to be a card just a bit different.
So i used a piece of cream card, the same heigt as my scalloped image and scored it halway, to make a card bas that was half as high as my image, and left it 2cm wider each side. I then used 2 different shades of green papers, one plain and one with a slight pattern, made different widths of stripes and stick them flat across the cream card. I didnt have any ribbon the colour i wanted so used white ribbon and coloured it with maroon pro marker to match. the sentiment is from a set thats a mag freebie and i put 3 pale green gems on the other side.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

http://aifactorychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-77-flowers-in-bloom.html

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/craft-challenge-99-flowers.html

http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com/2011/04/51-april-showers-bring-may.html

http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-showers-bring-forth-may-flowers.html

http://ellephantasticchallenges.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge

http://creativecowgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/happy-easter-happy-spring-happy-mothers.html




Its A Gee-raarfe

I bet i now have some of you wondering what i am on about. Well when my son was little he used to call giraffe's gee-raarfe's, and the name has stuck ever since. If you follow my blog regularly you will know by now we have a lot of weird names for things, we are just a teensy bit silly in my house :D

The giraffe is another gorgeous Meljens digi, and is coloured with pro markers, cut round with a scalloped oblong template. i covered a card with bright orange paper and used off cuts of blue striped and grey checked papers, buttons from my stash and the sentiment ticket is another freebie digi with peel-offs coloured black.
See cute can be for a male too :D

Kate xxx

I would like to enter  this itno these challenge's:

http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-62-anything-goes.html

http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-55-and-new-release.html

http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-22-anything-goes.html

http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-58.html

http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-108-pets-animals.html

http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-5-animals.html

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-113-welcome-to-jungle.html

http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-11-one-for-boys.html

Monday, 25 April 2011

My 1st DT Project

I've been wanting to post about this for a week now, and can finally do it. I am a new DT member at Stamp 'n' Doodles  :D I have been soooooo excited about doing my 1st project as a DT member, and here it is

Isn't it a fab image, i really enjoyed playing with it, as i rarely do masculine cards, and this times challenge is to make a masculine card. i decided i wanted to figure to be the main focus, so made him the only coloured part of the card and decoupaged him on the bottom image. I used up lots of scraps of papers i had in tones of silver & grey. the sentiment is a peel off that i coloured with a black pro marker.

I hope you will all come and join us in out masculine challenge

Kate xxx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Pretty In Pink

Hello all, and Happy St George's Day :D Its a beautiful day here, the sun is shining and theres a lovely little breeze coming through the window. I hope you all have wonderful plans for the Easter weekend and don't eat too much chockie :D

I have a pretty pink card today. The stamp is that gorgeous little Hero Arts 'Youre The Best' stamp and she is coloured with pro markers and mounted onto 2 scalloped oblongs. I used 3 different pink papers and cut scallops down the edges and layered them up. I added little felt paper flowers, gems, flower buttons and glitter mosaic squares to the card. The sentiment is a mag freebie.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-31-pink-and-sweet.html

http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-62-anything-goes.html

http://just-hanna-stamps.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-91-rosa-braun-pink-brown.html

http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-22-anything-goes.html

http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/recipe-somethings-challenge.html

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Sparkly White

The challenge this week at Passion For Promarkers is 'White on White'. So everything has to be white except you image.

I started with a square white card, then cut a scalloped circle from white card and embossed it with tiny flowers and stuck this flat to the white card. I used 2 types of ribbon, a thicker white satin ribbon to go across the card and make the bow (from the ribbon stall on my local market) and a strip of thinner glittery ribbon (from The Works) across the middle.
The cute little girl image is one of my new stamps, she is from Hero Arts Sparkle Clear collection and is called Your The Best, i coloured her with pro markers, and wated to keep her soft and pastel. the flower is from Craftwork cards and i shaped it slightly, and added a flat backed pearl for the centre. i also used flat backed pearl shapes in the 2 corners, they were all on a big strip from The Works for £1. The sentiment is from a mag freebie stamp set.

I was a bit worried that this would look too plain being mostly white, but i really like it, and will definately do more along these lines.

Kate xxx

A Couple More Freebie's

I thought it was about time i gave those of you that want them a couple more freebie sentiments.
Please take them if you want to but please do not share them, if you know anyone that would like them then please direct them to my blog where they can get them for themselves.

thankyou, Kate xxx


Hello Little Hedgepig

Well we call them hedgepigs in my house. I just love these little critters, ain't they cute :D

This card is made almost totally from DC goody bag items.
 The image was donated and coloured with pro markers, then cut round using a scalloped oblong as a template. I then cut another oblong the same size from a yellow patterned paper that was in a goody bag i received from one of the famous Do Crafts Goody Bag swaps, and embossed it with swirls and edged it with an orange ink pad. The backing paper was from another goody bag swap, as are the 2 butterflies. The card candy i coloured with peach pro markers to match the colour scheme.

A nice bright card, for a nice bright day
Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

http://stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/bugs-embossing-sponsored-by-doodle.html

http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/2011/04/magical-monday-color-challenge.html

http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/sorry-for-lateness-of-our-new-challenge.html

http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/2011/04/flutter-by-wednesday-151.html

http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/simon-says-emboss-it.html

http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-161-no-text.html

http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/11-week-16-easter-time.html

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Bright & Bold Buttons

WOW i cant believe the lovely weather we are having here right now, fingers crossed for the bank holiday weekend.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves, whatever you are up to. Ive been and treated myself today at Sir Stampalot , as i am lucky enough to live about 5miles from the shop. I got some great bargains and my 1st lot of Penny Black stamps :D

Anyway onto my card today

Isnt that just a great digi, i think its fab, I coloured it with great bold coloured pro markers. I started off with a square white card and layered up black linen effect paper , white card and a final layer of the black paper. I used thin foam pads to mount the image onto the final layer of black paper and the sentiment is one i found laying in a drawer, im not sure where i got them from but i seem to have lots of them.

Well, its back to making my DC party hat (will tell you more about that after the weekend) and watching my boys play football.

Take Care, Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :

http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-76-no-patterned-paper.html

http://comeandgetitchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/leslies-colour-challenge.html

http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/04/cupcake-inspiration-challenge-107.html

http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/cupcake-138-lots-of-layers.html

http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-90-bright-bold.html

http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/coooooooooooeeeeeeeeee-its-challenge.html

http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-24-anything-goes.html

http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-62-anything-goes.html

http://stampwithsarahkay.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-138-birthday.html





Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Blue & Green

should never be seen! well that's an old saying i remember my nan saying, but i think the 2 colours look quite nice together.

Isn't this little girl digi just too cute :D I think she is trying to be a tomboy, with her boots, jeans and stripey top on, but she still has lovely bows in her hair and a frill on the bottom of her top.
I coloured her with pro markers and mounted her onto a strip of blue dotty paper i had in my stash. I covered an oblong card with a green dotty paper i got in a goody bag swap on DC and stuck the blur paper & little girl 1cm in from the creased edge of the card. I then found some card candy in blue & green and stuck these on with tiny foam pads along the top and bottom edges, and the sentiment is one i found in a drawer.

I think she looks rather cool in her blue's & green's.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges :

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-54-sponsored-by-laurettas.html

http://stampwithfun.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-107.html

http://www.cardcupids.org/blog/?p=1063

Monday, 18 April 2011

A Great Day & My 1st Go With Acetate

Hello all, hope you have had a fabby day today, i know i have and i cant believe my luck at the mo. Not only have i won 1st place on 2 challenge blog in the past 2 weeks, but today i found out i got 1st place at another challenge blog, Tuesday Morning Sketchers AND i won my 1st blog candy, from a lovely lady Aggieboo on DC. I knw i should of done the lottery this weekend :D

Ok so onto the not so great part of my day. there's a challenge blog out there that has really been testing me since it started, but ive not missed a challenge yet. So when they posted this weeks challenge as being ACETATE well my chin hit the floor and i felt like crying. I had no idea what to do with acetate or even if i possessed any!!!!!!
Well thanks to some great friends on DC, i dont know where i would be without those folks, i managed to find some and had a few ideas of what to do with it, other than hide it back in a draw again.

This is the result of a couple of my hours today

I made a great start by embossing my bit of acetate, and it looked good. So next step, what the heck was i going to do with a pretty bit of acetate???? I decided that i liked the look of it plain, so didnt colour it and cut a strip of it, backed it with white card and then backed that with a thicker strip of black linen effect card. Ok so far so good. Now it looked nice but a bit plain, so added 3 red gems, nice with a touch of sparkle, but still not quite right, so added a bit of red ribbon top and bottom, perfect.
I mounted the whole thing onto a square white card and added a simple sentiment i found lurking in one of my drawers.
Not a bad 1st attempt at acetate even if i do say so myself, but PLEASE no more acetate challenges anyone :D

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :

http://someoddgirl.blogspot.com/2011/04/cas-challenge.html

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-11-theme-acetate.html

http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/2011/04/paper-sundaes-challenge-65-texture.html

Sunday, 17 April 2011

BUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't this image just soooooooooooo cute :D
 Its from Delightful inspirations, their digi's are absolutely beautiful. I have coloured mine with pro markers in pastel colours. i covered a square card with a pretty pink polka dot paper i got from a goodybag swap on DC and added a strip of blue ribbon and a bow, for some reason the ribbon looks a lot darker in this piccy than it is in real life. I coloured some card candy in pastel yellow and purple and added them to the corners, and stamped the little sentiment in a mid pink.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
http://designed2delight.blogspot.com/2011/04/ladybug-balancing-act-free-stamp-of.html
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-4-and-winners.html
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-19-and-dt-call.html
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-showers-bring-forth-may-flowers.html
http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-5-animals.html
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-62-springtime.html

Cute Fairy Boy

Hi all, isnt it a lovely day today. I'm sat by an open window with the sun streaming in and its wonderful.
This card is unusual for me as I've never coloured a fairy boy before, but as soon as i saw the digi image i knew i would make him a boy.

I coloured the digi with pro markers and cut it out with just a touch of white card showing round the edge of the image. The card is covered with a pale blue, green and purple striped paper that was a old old mag freebie. I wanted to mount the digi onto something but didn't want to cover too much of the backing paper up, so decided to use some blue vellum. i stuck in it the corners with a tiny bit of super tacky glue and covered the glue with clear gems on top, then i used foam pads to mount the digi image. I also coloured the sentiment with pro markers and added tiny clear gems to match.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter it into these challenge :
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-54-stripes.html
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/2011/04/flutter-by-wednesday-150.html
http://doitwithdigis.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-8-fairies-pixies-and-elves.html

2 Sundays In A Row

Ive found out i have won 2 different blog challenges on the last 2 Sundays :D how good is that :D

Last week i found out i had won the 'Friends' challenge at PollyCraft
http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/winners-and-favs-last-weeks-challenge.html which i won a set of 5 pro markers
with this card


and I've just logged on to find i have won the Sew Many Challenges #49
http://sewmanychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-49-winner.html
with my flutterby card

and i won a $10 voucher to spend on fab goodies.

I feel so lucky to be able to take part in all the blog challenges that i do and love the inspiration i get from all the DT works and other entries into the challenges.

Kate xxx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Little Donkey

OK hands up who's singing the Christmas song???? :D
Well its not a Christmas donkey, but a cute Meljens one, god these digi's are just so cute.

I started off by embossing just over half way on a square white card with an embossing folder which is all twirls and stars. i then used my swirly punch to go down one side of a grey checked backing paper and stuck this to the blank side of the card.Nest i drew round a heart template i have onto pink kind of patchwork paper and stuck this to the card with thin foam pads.
The cute donkey was coloured with pro markers, and mounted onto slightly thicker foam pads, the sentiment is one i had floating about in my stash and the little bow i made with a tiny scrap of pale pink ribbon.
I love this card, because of the little donkey and i have a thing for those cute creatures.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-6-were-thinking-of-you-and.html

http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-54-and-new-release.html

http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-147-all-creatures-great-and.html

Home-Made Flutterbys

Happy Friday fellow bloggers, i bet we are all looking forward to the weekend. I am because it means my Thommas will be home from his holiday on Monday :D i cant wait to see him.
Anyway on with my card.
The challenge at Passion For Promarkers this week is to make your own embellies, you can find it here . This is the 1st time i have entered a challenge on this blog, I'm so enjoying all these new challenges and finding all the wonderful blogs out there.

The flower is a digi image, sorry i cant remember where it comes from, i really must start saving them with where they come from. The purple one is coloured with Lilac, Lavender & Amethyst Promarkers. The yellow one with Vanilla, Pastel Yellow & Mustard and the blue flower with Pastel Blue, Blue Pearl & Cornflower. I am very happy with how they turned out and think i must be starting to get the hang of using my pro markers correctly.
Now the embellies that i made are the super sparkly butterflies, or flutterbies as they are called in my house. I started off by doing a quick doodle of a butterfly shape, then refined it a bit, cut 3 out of medium thick white card and set to with the pva and glitter.I left them to totally dry overnight and then added some flat backed pearls for the bodies.
I used a cream textured dl card and added a 3cm wide strip of pastel striped paper from my stash across the middle, stuck the flowers on with foam pads and added the sentiment which is from a freebie magazine set. I didn't want the butterflies to be flat so i slightly bend their wings up and stuck them to the card at a tilt with super fast tacky glue.
I am really happy with this card, and don't really know why as it looks quite plain and simple, but i really like it.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter it into these challenges:
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-95-theme.html

http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-7-glitter-and-shine.html

http://rainbowladyschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-148-springtime.html

http://stampinsanity.com/2011/04/sisc55-flower-power/

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Blossom

I love the simplicity of this digi, and wanted to keep the colours fairly subtle. I coloured it with pro markers, then mounted the image onto a dusky plum coloured linen effect paper. I used a scrap of green lined paper that was a old mag freebie and stuck that flat to the card. The cream ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and was in one of their value bags, they are great. The top piece is single and the bottom piece is folded over at an angle. I then stuck the image on top of the ribbon with thin foam pads.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-116-spring-is-in-air.html
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-34-spring.html
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuesday-morning-sketches-89.html
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-30-ribbon.html

Dotty Bear

Isn't this bear so cute :D its s freebie at DZ Doodles

I started off by colouring the cutie pie with pro markers in various shades of pink. then i embossed a square white card with a dotty border all over. The black & white spotty paper was in my stash from a goody bag swap on DC and i used a hole punch to make the hoes round the edge, and stuck pink paper underneath to show through the holes. The sentiment is a rubber stamp i got from Pink Gem, it had a candle in the middle, but i masked it off as i only wanted the wording round the edge, i coloured the sentiment card to match the bear. I then used different textures of black card to cut different sized circles and black & white sequins dotted around the card to decorate.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :
http://deedledeedoodles.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-13th-challenge-8.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-68-all-spotty-and-dotty.html
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/freshly-brewed-challenge-42.html
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/simon-says-card-for-child-challenge.html
http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/sorry-for-lateness-of-our-new-challenge.html

My Furbabies & A Lovely Surprise

Hello fellow bloggers, hope you are all doing well today. I had a lovely surprise earlier, hubby brought a huge jiffy bag upstairs to me and wondered what craft stuff i had ordered now. Well i haven't ordered anything lately so i was a bit stumped as to what it could be. On opening the bag i found a X-Cut Super Trimmer and a letter from DoCrafts magazine saying i had won one of their free giveaways :D well i am totally shocked as this is the 2nd time i have won one of their prizes like this, and i don't normally win much of anything, so a very happy me today.

Onto the other topic of my title, my furbabies. I'm sure most of you know already that we are owned by 2 rescue Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Byron has been with us since September 2008 and we estimate he is around 3 1/2yrs old, he is such a sweetie and loves nothing more than chasing a ball or relaxing. Lilli is out little fiery redhead and she will be 2 on April 28th. Lilli was born in a rescue centre close to me and me & hubs try to do as much fundraising as we can for the rescue, were it not for the wonderful Chris who owns the rescue our little Lilli wouldn't be here today, neither would hundreds of other unwanted or mistreated Stafford's. If any of you would like to read about the wonderful work that Chris does or have a look at her rescue, please visit the website www.sbtrescue.co.uk
So getting back to my furbabies. They were sharing the sofa with hubs earlier and he whispered that there was an ideal photo opportunity. So i gently stood up and wandered over, camera in hand, and snapped this gorgeous photo.

This to me a a very special photo, as normally Byron doesn't like to cuddle up to Lilli so this was a very rare snuggle.

Kate xxx

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

CAS & Bling

I am just loving these CAS cards more and more, and i want to try doing some Christmas ones soon.

I started off by embossing the bottom of my card with a little embossing strip, I've no idea what its called, but its so pretty. then i sat for ages deciding what colour i wanted to use, i just knew i wanted some colour other than black, and eventually decided on purple.
The big sentiment is from a Daisy & Dandelion stamp set, as is the little butterfly. I used teeny tiny purple gems to be the berries/flowers on the embossed twigs and clear gems on the butterfly and the dots on the 'i's.
Simple but pretty i think

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-10-one-layer-challenge-sentiment.html
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-31-monochromatic.html
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-126-monochrome.html
http://shannonssentimentsstorefront.blogspot.com/2011/04/dt-challenge-21-include-animal.html
http://ssdschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/cas-card-this-week.html

2 x 2

Nope its not a plank of wood, its the challenge at Craft Your Passion and you can find it here .
OK so we have 2 figures, they are the freebie Molly Bloom's stamps from a mag, 2 lots of 2 buttons in opposite corners, from my stash, and threaded with thin string, and 4 balloons (2x2 is 4 :D ) with strings attatched.
I coloured the figures, balloons and the shape behind the figures with pro markers and highlighted with a white gel pen, and used backing paper from my stash.

I hpe you like it, i think its fun

Kate xxx

Girls, Swirls & Pearls

This card is not my usual type of card, but i thought I'd have a go at using some of my 3d flowers. I usually only use flat paper flowers and have been a bit worried about using anything different.

I coloured the gorgeous little Tilda with pro markers, and im very pleased with how she turned out. I think i'm finally getting to grips with shading and stuff.
I covered a square card with checked paper from my stash and added faux stitching round the outside. Tilda is standing in front of a piece of brown card with a musicscore all over it that i rescued from a christmas card before it was thrown away. I used a punch with swirls and flowers to go all around the outside of the piece of card.
I then drew 2 big swirls freehand onto some beige paper,cut them out and stuck onto the card meeting in the top corner and added little beige pearls to the ends of the swirls.
Now the flowers are some ive had for years and some i picked up from a little art shop in London when i was there the other week. I used 3 big red & pale yellow flowers, 1 off white rosebud,3 tiny pale yellow rosebuds and 2 dark orange/brown rosebuds. i stuck them all down with tacky glue. i also added 3 of the little swirls that came from the card when i used the punch, and turned them over so the white side is showing.
The sentiment is using those little £shop alphabet stamps again and i tore the edges of a piece of white card, coloured it with ivory pro marker and edged with satin pro marker.
I used dark red ink pad and decorated the tag with some more of the pieces from the stamp off cuts and a couple of flat backed beige pearls.
I am really quite happy with this card as its always nice to try something new.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-106-girls-and-swirls.html
http://mamidoodles.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-23-use-punch-or-die-cut.html
http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.com/
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-89-flower-frenzy.html
http://stamp-n-doodle.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-challenge-blog-hop-winners.html

Fancy A Few Freebie's

I hope you are all doing well today, im fab and really not feeling bad at giving up smoking, like i thought i would.
Im a very happy bunny right now as ive just had a chat with my son, Thommas, on facebook. He is now on his 2nd weeks holiday with his grandparents in turkey and is loving it swimming all day and eating lots of nice food, but he says he loves us and misses us all, i cant wait to have him home :D

I wanted to do something nice for you all, so thought i would give you some more freebie sentiment circles/ovals. I hope to try and do something a bit different in the next few weeks, but it will depend on how good it turns out.

Anyway as always please take what you would like and please dont share. If your friends would like the sentiment too then please direct them to my blog where they can grab them for themselves

Kate xxx





Monday, 11 April 2011

Easter Bunnies

Hi fellow bloggers, i hope you are all well.
I just cant help but use the gorgeous digi's from Meljens, they are so cute.

I coloured the sweet bunnies with pro markers and added clear glitter glue to some of the swirls. I cut round the digi using a scalloped oval template and went round the edge with a light green pro marker.
i made an easel card and covered the base in light green paper and the top flap in pale yellow paper. I cut 2 flowers from yellow polka dot card and added the sentiment using the alphabet stamps i got from a £shop, mounted the flowers with foam pads.
The little eggs are from a Dovecraft 99p little stamp set and i stamped them on the green and yellow polka dot paper/card. the little flowers are from my stash and i used s dot of clear glitter glue for the flower centres.

Kate xxx

I am entering this into the following challenges:

http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-53-and-new-release.html
http://alyssundaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/asc39-hippity-hoppity-bunnies.html
http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-116-spring-is-in-air.html
http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-57.html
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-62-cute-cuddly-animals.html
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-77.html
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/pink-elephant-tpe97.html
http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-88-easter-sandra.html
http://stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-theme.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-9-easter.html

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Garden Party

This is such a sweet digi scene, i felt it needed to be centre stage, so made an easel card for it and didnt make it too OTT.


I coloured the image with pro markers, and glittered the little bee's wings. I also coloured the white space with a very pale bluey-green pencil. I used a pale green paper to cover the card and a pink ribbed ribbon to run across the top part of the card.
The sentiment is stamped directly onto the card base and small pastel sequins and flowers have been dotted about randomly on the base.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

http://designed2delight.blogspot.com/2011/04/free-stamp-of-month-challenge-garden.html

Kate xxx

Pretty Flutterby

I just loved this digi butterfly, and thought he was crying out for a bit of bling.

I covered a square white card with a green paper covered in tiny flowers, i got the paper in a bargain stack from Pondskipper Crafts. I then cut a scalloped circle from dark purple paper and a smaller one from pink pearly card and embossed the pink one with small flowers.
I coloured the gorgeous, if not a little bit sad looking, butterfly with pro markers and added a touch of clear glitter glue to his wings. I coloured 9 bits of card candy with the same coloured pro markers as the butterfly and added them to 3 of the corners.
I added different sizes of paper flowers in the same colours and clear gems to the remaining corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

http://sewmanychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-49-color-challenge.html
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-18-and-dt-announcement.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-77-embossing-dt-call.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/craft-challenge-97-animalspets.html

Kate xxx

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Fab Sketch Challenge AND Freebie

Here at DZ Doodles its a sketch challenge this week and there is a lovely freebie digi to use.

I started off with a large pale yellow card and feintly sketched pale green swirls all over, highlighted them with pale blue & pink pencils and dotted clear glitter glue here and there.
The image is coloured with pro markers, i printed it twice and decoupaged the flowers and bird. i edged the card with pastel blue pro markers and mounted it onto a mottled pale pink paper.
I cut a rectangle from plain blue paper and mounted onto the same pink mottled paper. The sentiment is made using SeeD's Whimsey stamps for the H & B and a little set on small alphabet stamps i picked up in a £ store. I edged the sentiment card with pastel green pro marker.
The image, blue rectangle and sentiment were mounted using foam pads.

Kate xxx

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Buttons, Bling & Bloom

Thats the name of the challenge this week here at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

I had a lovely digi of a tall flower and coloured it with pro markers. i covered a dl card with bright pink paper and added a panel of black linen effect card. I stuck the flower flat onto the black panel. I found matching coloured buttons in 2 different sizes in my stash and stuck them into opposite corners and added clear gems to the top and bottom and clear glitter glue to the centre of the flower.

Kate xxx

Less Is More Week 9

The Less Is More Week 9 challenge is 'A Touch Of Red' . I am really enjoying making these CAS cards, much more than i thought i would.

This really was a simple card to make. I used a small square white card and stuck thin black ribbon across it about 3cm from the bottom. The flower is made of 3 flat red silk flowers, slightly curled, and a white brad. The sentiment is a magazine freebie stamp and stamped directly onto the card.
Very simple, but i really like this card.

Kate xxx

Digi Doodles 1st Birthday

It Digi Doodles 1st birthday, so their challenge this week is 'Happy Birthday'. You can find their challenge here and their shop here .

I used a cute Meljens digi of a mouse popping his head out of a delicious looking birthday cake. The digi was coloured with pro markers. I made an easel card from a 6x6 square card blank and used a birthday backing paper from a Dovecraft pack to cover it. I added bright colours of card candy dotted about and mounted the digi on foam pads. I added clear glitter glue to the swirls and candle sparks of the digi. the sentiment is a holografic sticker i got in a goody bag swap on DC.

Kate xxx

Hoppy Easter

the challenge at Card Mad Fairy's this time is 'EASTER', you can find it here . 
I decided to make hubby's Easter card for this challenge, using a digi image.

I coloured the digi with pro markers, and mounted it on foam pads. I stamped lots of different coloured eggs onto a white card using a little Dovecraft stamp from a 99p set. The sentiment i made using SeeD's Whimsy Letters stamp set. I stamped it onto yellow paper and then mounted that onto blue linen effect card.
This was a nice and easy card to make but looks lovely and bright.

Kate xxx

Pretty Watering Can

The challenge at Delightful Inspirations was to make a project using their freebie Watering Can digi. You can find the challenge here . 
Here's my entry

I coloured the watering can and little butterfly with pro markers and mounted them onto a scalloped circle i cut from bright pink paper. This was mounted onto a bigger scalloped circle i cut from yellow paper and embossed with a dotty border embossing folder. The backing paper is from the Dovecraft Retro Floral Prints 6x6 pack. The sentiment is a peel off i coloured black. I like the way the scalloped circles overhang the edges of the card.

Kate xxx

mmmmm Cupcakes & Tilda

Now you cant get any sweeter than that can you :D

The challenge at Totally Tilda this week is 'Sweet Treat for Tilda' using chocolate, cakes or confectionery. You can find more details of the challenge here .

I had a donated image of Tilda with a big wooden spoon and some donated cupcake images, so i thought they would be perfect for this challenge. I coloured then with pro markers and added a little glitter to Tilda's shoes and the little hearts on top of the cupcakes.
I made an easel card from a 6x6 square white card and covered it with a blue spotty paper, and mounted Tilda and the cupcakes using different thickness's of foam pads. I made the little hearts by drawing round a heart button i had, coloured with pro markers and glittered. then i added 2 more layers of white card to the bottom to make them thicker. I also made the banner and stamped the sentiment, which was a little freebie on a mag.

I really like this card, and i hope that my colouring and blending is getting better.

Kate xxx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Cute Mouse

The challenge at Meljens this week is a great sketch, you can find it here . I just love all the cute Meljens digi's but decided to use this sweet mouse and flower.

I coloured the digi with pro markers and a little clear glitter glue on the centre of the flower. I embossed a piece of blue linen effect paper with tiny flowers and used scraps of turquoise shiny card and blue crinkled paper to make the oblongs that the mouse is mounted onto. I added 2 turquoise flowers with clear gems in their centre. The sentiment is from a magazine freebie set, stamped onto white card, and blue & clear gems added.

Kate xxx

Up Above The Streets & Houses

Sing along if you know the words......... If no-one knows what i'm on about, its the theme song for the old kids tv programme Rainbow :D
The reason i'm singing it is because of the challenge at Just Tracys Crafts this week is 'Rainbow', you can find it here .

Here's my card

I decided to go with using rainbow colours and not a rainbow image. I coloured the freebie digi, available at http://sewmanychallenges.com/ , with pro markers and mounted it on foam pads, onto a scalloped circle i cut by hand from a blue linen effect paper. I rounded the corners of a square white card and covered it with a bright pink paper. I added lots of bling with clear gems and the sentiment was a freebie digi for Mothers Day.
The colours dont look as bright in this picture as they are in real life.

Kate xxx

Fantastic Mothers Day Giveaway

Hi all, I hopa all the mums out there are having a great day. I am, i got 3 packs of pro markers from my daughter, son and the furbabies. We are having a gorgeous roast beef dinner later, and my mum is staying for the weekend :D

There is a fab Mothers Day Giveaway at The Ribbon Girl, you can find it here http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/ 

Theres lots of gorgeous ribbon, twine and buttons, and a stamp all in a really pretty felt bag. The gorgeous mummy who wins is very lucky.

Kate xxx

Friday, 1 April 2011

I'm A Winner :D

Ive just been wandering through blogland and found out i'm a winner of a blog challenge. You can find it here http://deedledeedoodles.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-6-winners-gd-for-april.html .

I loved making the card for that challenge, and am sooooo excited that i get to chose a digi as my prize. Im just off to try and decide which digi i would like.

Kate xxx
 
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