Saturday, 30 June 2012

Oh No....The Big 40!!!

Hi All,
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today I want to share with you a card I made for Louise's friend who turned 40 last week. She is a big fan of Gorjuss Girls and luckily I have plenty of these stamps!

I wanted to make something striking so decided to use black and bright pink for the design. I am glad to say she loved it :0)  Sorry for the not so good photo - it was quite sunny when I took the picture and I can't seem to get rid of the glare without darkening it too much :0(

Medium - Promarkers and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Papers - Wild Rose Studio "Vintage Rose" - so pretty
Butterfly - Martha Stewart punch
Roses - hand cut and rolled
Swirls - Cricut "Home Accents"
Numbers - Cricut "George and bacic Shapes"
Gems - stash

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you like.
Hugs and Happy Crafting
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
The Stamp Man - Bling It On
Delightful Challenges - Celebration
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #171 - Flutterby Butterfly
MAWTT - Happy Birthday
Crafts & Me #90 - Birthdays
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges #114

If you are looking for my DYSU DT post, please scroll down

Back again
It's Team Karen's turn to host the challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week and our theme is Pink and Purple. So get out those pink and purple pens, papers, flowers and gems and show us your wonderful creations.  Here's what I came up with........

This lovely image is called simply "Foxgloves" and can be found HERE in the Digi Doodle Shop, along with plenty of other gorgeous images. You don't need to use one of their images to enter our challenge, but if you do, you get an extra entry so it really is worth having a browse through the shop :0)

A close-up shot!!  Not too pleased with the colouring I'm afraid - the white areas look a bit messy.

Medium - Promarkers and white gel pen
Papers - stash that I have had for an age - no name I'm afraid
Die cut corner - Memory Box Madera Corner
Butterfly - Martha Stewart punch
Gems - stash

I really hope you will join us this week - I'm sure pink and purple is a favourite combo for many of you!! Looking forward to seeing your entries over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
Happy Crafting
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Bearly Mine #41 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #74 - Anything Goes

DYSU Challenge #78

Morning All and  hello to my new followers :0)
It's time for another challenge over at Do You Stack Up? and our theme this week is Blue Skies and Clouds.

We have three great sponsors for this challenge and some great prizes -

Crafty Sentiments - Winner's choice of 4 images

Gecko Galz Entire July Collection (The Digital Paper Pack "Great Adventures", 6 different collage sets including Vintage Travels & Wild West Dominos, and a digital stamp set "Mermaids Garden"  - a prize pack worth $30)

The Paper Shelter - $20 Gift Certificate

I got to play with this sweet image from The Paper Shelter called "Walking With My Buddy" and decided to create a little scene with my papers and die cuts. 

Close-up of the image showing the Glamour Dust I added to her lollipop and the gem on her bow. 

Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Echo Park "Hello Summer"
Tree - Memory Box Arboscello Tree
Fence - Poppystamps  Picket Fence
Flowers - Crafts Too punch
Cloud - hand cut
Gems - stash

Do take a look at the rest of the DYSU Team's gorgeous creations, you will certainly be inspired by the variety of styles for this week's challenge. 
Thanks for looking and I hope you will come back later for my Digi Doodle Shop Challenges post.
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Bearly Mine #41 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #74 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #70 - Punches and/or Dies
Fab 'n' Funky #127 - Cute and Girly
Nutcrafters #21 - Making a Scene

Thursday, 21 June 2012

DYSU Challenge #77

OMG I am so late with this post - I had scheduled it for Thursday morning at 08.30am week - Doh!!  Old age is definitely now kicking in - lol.  Anyways, for our challenge this week at Do You Stack Up?, we would like you to create something Inspired by a Movie.

We have two lovely sponsors..........

The Alley Way Stamps -  $20 Gift Certificate

Tiddlyinks - $12 Gift Certificate

I was given this wonderful set  from The Alley Way Stamps called "Monster Mash" to work with this week and this is what I came up with........... obviously inspired by the film Monsters. Inc.

I paper pieced three monsters, added googly eyes, a bit of Glossy Accents and stuck them to a Kraft card circle. I finished with a stamped sentiment and Bob's your Uncle - a fun card perfect for any little boy (or monster!!). So easy to make!!

Papers - MME "Fine & Dandy, Echo Park "A Boy's Life"
Google eyes and Kraft - stash

The rest of the DYSU team have created some amazing cards so I really hope you will take a look and then play along - don't forget to say in your post which film inspired you.
Thanks for looking
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop #62 - About The Boys

Annabelle Stamps - Paper Piecing

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Happy Birthday Louise!!

Good Evening all you lovely Bloggers,

I made this card last week for Louise's Birthday which was on the 15th June but have not had a chance to put it on my blog until today!!  

I have used this totally adorable Saturated Canary image called "Ava" which Krista gave away as a freebie back in May. I have been dying to use it ever since I got it and what better time than to celebrate my lovely daughter's birthday :0)  

Having celebrated her birthday on the 15th, Louise and a friend hosted another Macmillan Charity event on the 16th June. This time it was an evening event held at "The Starting Gate" pub in Newbury and included raffles, auctions and some interesting (drinking) games - LOL!! All in all, these wonderful girls managed to raise over £1200 - do they rock or do they rock!!  I am so proud of them both.

Medium - Promarkers, chalek and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Papers - First Edition "Sweet Owl"
Ribbon, brads and flowers - stash
Die Cut Leaves - Memory Box "Tender Leaves"
Die Cut Branches - Memory Box "Madera Corner" - cut into about three pieces
Dies used for card shape - Spellbinders and Go Kreate
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

So that's it from me for tonight. Thank you so much for looking and for all the lovely comments you always leave - they really are appreciated.
Big Higs
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Reel #30 - Strawberries and Cream colour challenge
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (ribbon, free and blooms)
Bearly Mine #40 - Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #25 - Girls, Girls, Girls
Lexi's Creations #67 - Happy Birthday

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges #112

If you are looking for my DYSU DT post - please scroll down 

My second post today, showcases  my DT card for Digi Doodle Shop Challenges, where we have a great sketch for you to follow this week.

and here is my take on it.........

I have used this adorable image called "Field of Flowers" which you can find HERE in the Digi Doodle Shop.  Isn't she just the sweetest little girl with her gorgeous curly hair!!  I even managed to find some paper that matches the flowers in the image :0)

Medium - Promarkers and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Papers - Prima "Sparkling Spring"
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Corner Flourish - Memory Box Die "Madera Corner"
Bow and pearls - stash

This sketch was such fun to use and I really hope it will inspire you to make something for this week's challenge. To join our challenge, you don’t have to use a Digi Doodle Shop image, but if you do use one, your entry will count twice. You are also allowed to enter as many times as you like, as long as you enter with a new card/craft.

The winner of the challenge will win a $10 gift certificate from Digi Doodle Shop where you’ll be spoilt for choice, as there are so many great images to choose from. We also have 2 runners up who will get a badge to wear on their blogs. So what are you waiting for - hop on over to the blog and check out the rest of Team Karen's gorgeous work.

Happy Crafting

Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Passion for Promarkers #153 - Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly - 3-2-1 (3 papers, 2 die cuts, 1 bow)
The Paper Shelter #68 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design #39 - Summer Theme
Bunny Zoe's #25 - Girls, Girls, Girls

DYSU Challenge #76

Good Morning All,
Thursday again, where are the weeks going???? Time for our new challenge over at Do You Stack Up? and this week our theme is For A Man or A Boy - just in time for Father's Day!!  Also, our new DT girls will be showcasing their very first DYSU creations, so please pop over there and give them a lovely warm welcome.

We have three very generous sponsors this week ......

 Bugaboo Stamps - Winner's choice of 7 digis

 Melonheadz - $15 Gift Certificate

WonderstrangeWinner's Choice of 5 Digital Stamps (not Sets)

My card this week uses this great image from Melonheadz called Father and Son. The sentiment is also from them, as is the fish from which I made a border. These images are such fun and so easy to colour - I love them!!  This image would be perfect for any kind of male card.

Medium - Promarkers and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Papers - MME "Fine and Dandy"

I hope you will join us for this great challenge and am really looking forward to seeing all your fantastic creations.Before I go, I just want to say goodbye to Marcy and Keilly who are leaving the team. I shall miss you girls and your wonderful work - take care and don't forget to come see us from time to time over at Do You Stack Up?
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Papercraft Star #101 - Father's Day
Fab 'n' Funky #125 - Father's Day
Penny's Paper Crafty #81 - I Love You Dad
Crafty Sentiments - Father's Day
Cards For Men #12 - Father's Day

Thursday, 7 June 2012

DYSU Challenge #75

Good Morning,
I hope you all had a wonderful Jubilee weekend (those of you in the UK that is!!).  I spent most of it baking cakes with Louise for a Macmillan charity event she and a friend arranged for Monday. There were pony rides, horseshoes for sale, a colouring competition, a raffle and of course cakes!!  We had three hours of fun and  despite several showers, raised over £400 - which was brilliant. Here are a few pictures.......

and now I must tell you about this week's challenge over at Do You Stack Up?  We want you to create something using PAPER PIECING.

Our wonderful sponsors for this week are........

My Heart Pieces -  winner's choice of 3 digis

Rhoda Design Studio - $15 Gift Certificate

Dearie Dolls - all of the digis showcased by the DT

I decided to make two cards this week, the first of which uses this sweet image by Dearie Dolls called "Sunflower Hug Girl". I paper pieced the sunflower using the same papers as those on the card and decoupaged some of the petals - not that you can see this in the photo!

Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Echo Park "Hello Summer"
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon, ric-rac and buttons - stash

My second card uses this lovely stamp by Woodware called "Patch A House" which I have been wanting to ink up for ages and was perfect for this challenge. This time I paper pieced everything and added some faux stitching around the edge of the Kraft card to tie in with the image.  The little key charm was originally gold but I coloured it with a black Promarker.

Papers and Flowers - Prima "Almanac
Brad and charm - stash.

Well these are my two pieces of inspiration but I hope you will also take a look at the rest of the team's gorgeous offerings over on the DYSU blog and join us for this fun challenge. 
Happy Crafting
Denise xxx