Monday 23 November 2009


I was playin round a while ago and started making a few bookmarks which I blogged about here. I recently did a bit of a card sale at our local church and felt I needed a few more bookmarks if I was going to sell them! So here are some I knocked up the night before!

These digi stamps are from Pollycraft and Digistamp Boutique
These digistamps are from DigiSparkle
These quotes are from DigiSparkle
Here is my DH's 'arty' shot - looks quite professional!

Saturday 21 November 2009

A golden bouquet

I definitely feel a need to continue to practice my copic colouring so I thought I would enter Copic Creations challenge. This challenge was colouring gold. I was really quite inspired by Cheryl's creation (one of the DT). I was reminded of this free digi download (can't remember where i got it from and the info is on the other, dying, computer!) Hope you like!

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Winter Wonderland

This is my entry for By The Cute and Girly. The challenge is Winter Wonderland and I hope I've achieved that! I've used a Popcorn Bear stamp (I got it free from a magazine) I just adore this cute little bear. I used cardstock from my stash and an peel off (i think it was Anita's) and used the negative part of a snowflake peel off to create the coloured snowflakes.

Monday 16 November 2009

Amazing candy

Wow, this is more than just candy it's a crafter's joy! Take a look here.

Saturday 14 November 2009

Not a card

That was the challenge over at Pollycraft. I was wondering how to rise to the challenge when I saw the latest Crazy 4 Challenges challenge, to create using acetate. They gave some examples and one was this acetate box, from a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. I'm quite pleased at how these boxes came out.

Thinking of you

This card is for Simon says Stamp challenge. The challenege was thinking of you so I created the text on the computer, embossed it with the cuttlebug divine swirls folder and then framed it with a nestie. The background paper was free from a magazine.


Nativity is another new DigiSparkle stamp, just a shame the card doesn't show it off. I tried to create my own background paper by printing but I think the yellow is just a bit too bright! I did this card for several challenges. The sketch is Fall to Layout #67, it's a bit late though! It also fits into Stamp with Us's Christmas theme and I think it fits into Digital Tuesday's holiday wishes.

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Fly me to the moon

This is my entry for the Dare U 2 Digi Challenge. I've used a Digistamp Boutique stamp, coloured with my copics and used some Summer Driggs digi papers.Sorry for the short post - late now and my smallest one wants cuddles (he should be in bed!!)

Tuesday 10 November 2009

We're sponsoring ...

... Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Papertake Weekly is our first sponsored challenge, hope you can join in and win an amazing months free access to our shop (basically a month to downlaod any digistamp you like!) Not a bad prize!!
I'm a Guest Designer this week (wow!!!) and have entered this pink and sparkly card for this downloads and sparkly challenge!
The image is the ballerina from DigiSparkle. I put plenty of sparkly Sprinkles on the ballerina and the nestie scallops, shame the photo doesn't show the sparkliness (have I just made that word up?) but trust me it sparkles! I used some pink mulberry paper and sparkly pink ribbon (came free with a magazine!)
Card - Papermania scalloped card blanks
Image - Ballerina from DigiSparkle.
Other - Pink mulberry paper, Pink ribbon (free with a magazine), Penny Black Happy Birthday stamp, pink stars and pearls (free with a magazine), pink and white cardstock from stash, Derwent Coloursoft pencils and sansador, Nesties and big shot

Thursday 5 November 2009

Shout out to sheetload

Sheetload is a free eZine dedicate to helping papercrafters, it has some really cool ideas and this month there is a freebie sentiments download. Just pop along to Sheetload.

Freebie Ballerinas

Just wanted to let you know about our latest freebie over at DgiSparkle. This month's freebie is this set of ballerinas. It's only available for free this month so you need to get over there and get it soon!

Get well soon

My SIL recently had an op and I decided I wanted to do something slightly different. I was recently scrolling through Martha Stewart's Seasons of Stamping blog and decided I loved this best wishes card. I decided to have a go at recreating. I'm quite pleased with this one:

This was my first go at using my ew Scallop punch, I tried to double scallop and it didn't go well, and since I had already stuck it down I had to do a single punch - well, we learn from our mistakes!
I liked this so much that I decided the cup I had created for this I wanted to add to DigiSparkle, I just had to add to the set! It now includes, hot chocolate glass (costa style!), cappucino, tea and coffee cups. You can find it here.

Sunday 1 November 2009

Birthday card selection

I seem to have had quite a few birthdays recently so here are the cards I made! None of them are amazing but they a least they all got something handmade! I's photographed them so i figured I may as well share them.

This first one is for a neighbour and uses a Digistamp boutique image.

These are for a twin girl and boy's first birthday, I created the number one on the computer and overlayed it on the same digipaper used for the background.

This is for my DH's nephew, I used a new Digisparkle image, Arty the Dragon and coloured him with my Derwent Coloursoft pencils which I blended with Sansador.

I seem to have had quite a few birthdays recently so here are the cards I made!