Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Digital Tuesday Coral and Tan

A quick post today because my hand is really causing me problems and it's difficult to type :(
It was the lovely Amy's turn to choose the challenge at Digital Tuesday this week and she chose a colour combo of Coral and Tan or Kraft and she gave us a pic for some inspiration.


 Our sponsor this week is Robyns Fetish who is giving away 5 digis of the winners choice.

For my card this week, I have used an image from Robyns Fetish.
Sorry about the rubbish pics, I had to them in a hurry with not much light!


The image is coloured with a mix of Copics and Promarkers. Not sure where the paper came from, but  it looks more orange here than it does in real life.
I didn't have any ribbon in the colour I wanted, so I just coloured some white satin ribbon with a tan promarker :) 
Some ric rac, gems and a pretty flower from my stash and a gorgeous butterfly from Little Snippets.
The butterflies I have linked to are white but Geraldine does do them in different colours, just ask and you will receive ;)

You can't really see on this pic, but I added some tan spots to her ribbons :)

That's it from me today. Hope you are all having a great day.
Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

My girls are back to school today, so I can finally get back into a routine and post on my blog a lot more often :) Liam goes back tomorrow, but hes no trouble. Hes a typical teenage boy and lays in his bed all day!! lol (sorry my apostrophe button on my keyboard is broken, so just pretend there is apostrophes where there should be! lol)

So today I am sharing a card that I made for this weeks challenge at Digital Tuesday where we have a sketch made my Maya to follow.

Our sponsor this week is Stitch Stamps who is giving away a $10 gift voucher to spend on anything from  3 of their designers, Stitchy Stamps,. Floppy Latte Designs and Barbara Jensen, who the design team also got use images from.

Sorry about the dull pics!
 The image I used is called "Yo" and is by Barbara Jensen for Stitchy Stamps. You can find it here.
She has been coloured with a mix of Copics and Promarkers.
Not sure what make the striped paper is, but the other one is by Websters Pages (love their papers :))
In keeping with the sketch, I used a Tim Holz ticket, but I only had one left which said "dream" on it and it didnt really go with the card, so I cut out a sentiment from a sheet I found in my stash (sorry no idea where it came from) and stuck that on top.
Also used some lace, ribbon, ribbon slider, a Prima flower (havent used these in ages!!) which I added a charm thing on top of. It is not a spacer even though it looks like one. It has a little hoop at the top but I just snippet it off :)

You can just about see here that I added some stardust stickles around the edges of the leaves, also on the flower, ticket and around the edges of the image. Oh and I also used some glittery cardstock to mat with.

And some gorgeous sheer applique leaves from Little Snippets. I love these leaves! They are so pretty and make a nice change to paper/card die cut or punched leaves. I think these were my last ones, so will need to go stock up. Ger has loads of lovely "snippets" in her Etsy store, including the prettiest embroidered butterflies and flowers (she also does some crotchet ones) and one of my personal favourites from her store is the  Venice lace style scrapbook/card corners (you got to check them out, because they are so pretty) loads of different embroidered embellies, ribbon, pins and I just noticed while browsing the store that she has added a Christmas fabric selection pack which also includes a bonus embellishment kit (I love the snowflakes!), which I want....no need!! lol
If you have never been over to the Little Snippets Etsy store, you really have to pop over and have a peek :)

Hope some of you will join in with the challenge this week.
I am still struggling with my numb hands (both are numb now, except my thumb and first finger on my right hand which means I can still hold a marker and colour......just lol :) So sorry if I havent left you a comment lately. I have been vising blogs, but it takes forever for me to type so I havent left much comments these past few weeks (this post has taken me ages to write!! lol), but as soon as my hands are back to normal (hopefully sometime soon!), I will be back commenting as much as I can :)

Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A little Gem :)

It's been a while since I posted. I didn't get my Digital Tuesday card posted for last weeks challenge because I had camera trouble, but it's all fixed now and I'm back to normal....well as normal as I can be with 3 kids off on school holidays!! lol
The challenge at Digital Tuesday this week is "Child's Play" and our sponsor is Pink Gem Designs, who also offered the design team an image each to play with.
Of course I had to use one of Janet's images because they are sooo cute :) You will have to forgive me if my card is a bit wonky in any way because I'm having trouble cutting etc as both my hands are numb now :( Well my left hand and wrist is completely numb and three fingers on my right hand too, but I still have the use of my right thumb and first finger, so I can hold a pen (just about lol) to colour so that's good enough for me :) Still don't know what's causing it, but hopefully I will find out soon! Until then you will have to put up with dodgy cards :) lol....well not that's there's much difference from my normal cards anyway lol, but you know what I mean.

 The papers are all scraps so I'm not sure who makes them, but I think the 2 turquoise/teal ones are hot off the press.
All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, some ribbon, tulle and gems from my stash. The metal corner was a gift, little butterfly is a K&Co sticker which I stuck onto card and cut out and the flourishes are made with Marianne and MFT dies.
The cute image is of course from Pink Gem and is called Jodie in Dungarees and she is coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Copics.

I just had a look in the Pink Gem store to get the link for this image and noticed that she is on sale just now and only costs £1.35!! Actually, I think all the digis are on sale, so if you've had your eye on any of these cuties, now's the time to buy! :) 
Oh and I'm not on the Pink Gem design team, I just love their cute images and saw a bargain that I thought I would pass on :)

That's it from me for today, and I will be back tomorrow for my mid month post for By The Cute and Girly (the theme is fruity there this month and we have some fab prizes again this month!).
Hope to see some of you join in with the challenge at Digital Tuesday. We all have cute little boy and girl digis, so this weeks challenge is a really easy one and there's some digis from Pink Gem Designs up for grabs.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments :)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


I should of posted this card this morning, but I've been super busy today with sorting out sponsor stuff for my challenge blogs, so only just got around to writing a post.
Before I get onto my card, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who left me comments and/or emailed me about yesterdays post. It really means a  lot to me to have your support and all the comments/emails really cheered me up :)
I haven't heard anything from my anonymous commenter since I did that post yesterday, so she has obviously got the message ;)

Right enough of that, here's a card I made for this months By The Cute and Girly challenge. The challenge this month is "Fruity" and although I thought I had no fruity images or papers etc, I managed to find an image, paper and a fruity charm! Go me!! lol
Oh and before I forget, we gift certificates up for grabs this month from Simon Says Stamp and Joanna Sheen.

I found this image in my digi files from Bugaboo which was perfect for the challenge.
I coloured her up with a mix of Copics and Promarkers and added little bits of stardust stickles.
The papers are by Raspberry Road (I think?) quite appropriate for  the challenge now that I think about it. That wasn't actually intentional, I just noticed that just now lol. I chose the use these ones as this pad had the strawberry paper.
The crotchet flower is from Little Snippets which I added on top of a Prima bloom and some skeleton leaves which I found in my stash....never even know I had red skeleton leaves! (I also found some blue ones! lol) and I also added a little charm on top which I got from my BTC&G teamie Ger. I just snipped off the little hole at the top. The cute strawberry charm was also a gift from Ger (she's sooo good to me!!:)) Oh and some ribbon from my stash.

 If your wandering why I used wavy edges on everything......well, it wasn't supposed to be that way, but when I went to cut my card blank, my wavy cutter was on instead of straight and I didn't notice, so I just went with the wavy theme! lol

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you join in with the challenge.