Sunday, 26 August 2012


Like many crafters, I love fairies and I love cute images and so when I saw several challenges this week where a fairy would fit right in I reached for my cutest fairy image, but then I remembered Scilla. I was lucky enough to win her a while ago on the Dutch Dare Challenge Blog and had not had the courage to colour her up, however I thought it was about time and so here she is, using the sketch from SSW.

Image - 'Scilla' - Crafty Sentiments coloured with Promarkers
Checked paper - 'Spring Chic' - Docrafts Me To You
Roses paper - 'Butterfly Garden' - Wild Rose Studio
Lace - WOC

Charm - 'Simply Hearts' - The Hobby House from J & C Creations
Glitter - Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles 'Angel Whispers'
Gems, ribbon, pink card and small butterfly punch from stash
Dies/punches used - Spellbinders Classic Squares, Scalloped Squares & tag, corners from Spellbinders Floral Doily Accent set, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

'Anything Goes' - CYDA
'Monochrome Image with Unusual Hair Colour' - PFP
Sketch - Sweet Sketch Wednesday
'Anything Goes' - Divas By Design
'Bling It On'- Dutch Dare
'Bling It Up' - Cute Card Thursday
'Fairies' - CRAFT
'Pink, Pink, Pink' - Little Miss Muffet

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Pink & Black

Today's card is one I made for J & C Creations - one with no stamped image for a change, but I won't be making a habit of it as I do love colouring.

Items from J & C Creations

Black paper
Dies used - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations 'On The Edge Distressed Doily' & 'Brackets' and Spellbinders 'Labels'
Pearls - The Hobby House
Emboss Ink Pad

Other Items

Wild Rose Studio ' Butterfly Garden' 6 x 6 pad
Butterfly stamp

Embossing powder 

'Anything Goes' - CYDA
'Totally Sentimental' - Joanna Sheen
'Include A Sentiment' - Whoopsi Daisy
'Pink & Black' - Crafty Bloggers Network

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Something A Little Bit Different

After my recent unintentional break  I found my mojo flagging somewhat, so it was a lovely surprise and a great mojo booster to be chosen as a top 5 Passionista at Passion for Promarkers this week. Thank you ladies! Another thing which keeps me going is my place on the DT at J & C Creations where it is time for another monthly challenge. This month the theme is 'Something A Little Bit Different', which I must admit threw me a little at first. I very rarely make anything other than cards, so this was a toughie for me and I haven't exactly gone very far outside my comfort zone. However I have made something that I have not done before, so here is my tag for the August Challenge, why not come and join in the fun?

Products from J & C Creations

Image - From the Penny Black 'Hedgie Friends' clear stamp set, coloured with markers
Blue card - Coredinations Tim Holtz & Ranger 'Distress Collection'
Paper - Best Creation Inc 'Basic glitter paper'
Leaves cut using Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations 'Mini Tattered Leaves' dies
Circle & scalloped circle cut using Spellbinders dies
Pearls - The Hobby House
Flower - Prima

Other products

Butterfly cut using a 
Martha Stewart punch
Fancy Flourish cut using a Cheery Lynn die
Rose - WOC
Ribbon from stash

'Anything Goes' - CYDA - Last ever challenge :(
'Anything Goes' - Tammy's Scrapin Corner
'Furry Friends' - Dutch Dare
'Whiskers and/or Wings - Penny Black & More at Allsorts

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Rocking Bella

Oh dear oh dear, where did the last month go? Seriously, I was on a roll posting 2 or 3 times a week and then along came the summer holidays and it all went to pot! I thought I'd have more time to craft and blog, but between work, ferrying the kids around and doing all those jobs I'd been leaving for a rainy day (and we had quite a few of those!) crafting took a side seat. Hopefully I can start to remedy that now! Today's card is one that I made for J & C Creations, I do love cute images and they don't come much cuter than this sweet elephant!

Items from J & C Creations

'Bella with Presents' clear stamp by Wild Rose Studio
Pink card - Coredinations Tim Holtz & Ranger
Glitter paper - Best Creation Inc
Flower - Prima
Pearls - The Hobby House
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Pad ' Worn Lipstick'
Dies used - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On The Edge - 'Brackets',  'Vintage Lace', Spellbinders 'Classic Squares' & 'Tags'

Other items
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Ribbon & gems from stash

'Scallops' - Little Miss Muffet
'Anything Goes' - Whoopsi Daisy
'Lots of Layers' - Whimsy Stamps Inspiration
'Die Cuts & Punches'' - Dream Valley
'Shaped Cards' - Passsion for Promarkers