Thursday, 27 February 2014

Shop 'Til You Drop!

Good morning everyone,
It's Thursday again, so it's time for another Crafty Little Fairies challenge, and this week it's the turn of the Pink Fairies to host the challenge.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered last week's challenge - we always love looking at your fabulous entries .. don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you have won last week's prize.

This week our challenge theme is


and we are very pleased to be sponsored  by  Delicious Doodles

who are kindly offering 4 digis of the winner's choice.

Please remember that in order to be eligible for our prize you must use stamping (rubber or digi) as the main focus of your project.

Well I honestly don't know where the past fortnight has gone to, as this is the first card I have managed to make in that time. I'm definitely not fitting in nearly as much crafting as I used to ... but I'm trying to be kind to myself and not put myself under too much pressure - after all crafting is supposed to be fun!!

Personally I definitely think shopping is fun if  I'm in the mood for it, so I thought this was a really sweet challenge. Here's what I did - do check out the main challenge  blog for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Admittedly I don't have many stamp that fit this theme, so this one sprang fairly quickly to mind!  I may have had this stamp a long time, but I still think it's pretty cute!

Stamps: LotV "Dropping the shopping!" and "Christmas sentiment tags";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; image decorated with glimmer dust;
Papers: Wild Rose Studio "Annabelle's Christmas" (free with craft magazine);
Supplies: flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: large classic circle and lacy circle nestabilities; Leone Em "Ash Branch" leaf die; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" embossing folder.

Papertake Weekly - Sketchie (rotated 180° )

Fab 'n' Funky #205 - Christmas 
Winter Wonderland - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Allsorts #247 - Ladies' Day
Deep Ocean #72 - Just For A Girl
Creatalicious #60 - Pearls & Glitter
Divas By Design - Make It Sparkle!
Kaboodle #212 - Use Ribbon
ABC Christmas - D is for Die Cut
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes With Pearls
Christmas Cards #13 - Anything Goes

That's all for today - hope you can join us over at Crafty Little Fairies this week.

Friday, 14 February 2014

You Have My Heart

Good evening everyone, and Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you all managed to get through your front doors without being obstructed by the massive pile of cards on your doormats lol! Personally I didn't have too much trouble getting past my pile of Valentine cards, but I do have one to show you which I made for my darling husband :-) I prefer not to publish his Valentine's card before February 14th, as I like for him to see it first!! :-)

This is an 8" * 8" card - soooo much space to fill!! I did keep it fairly simple though, as I always do with male cards.

Here's a closeup of James - isn't he just totally adorable??

Stamps: LotV "James Big Heart" and "Love Sentiments"; sentiment on heart free with an old craft magazine;
Media: Promarkers & Flexmarkers;
Papers: LotV "Country Gentleman" (plaid) and Dovecraft "Tilly Daydream" (hearts)
Supplies: ribbon from Hobbycraft; wooden heart buttons from my stash.

I got the "Love Sentiments" set free in a recent LotV promotion, and I was so inspired by all the cute little love stamps and postmarks that i stamped onto the front of the envelope as well  (I've just shown a teeny corner, as Ihad to give this card to my beloved before I had chance to photograph it this morning , so his name is on the front!)

Cutie Pie #62 - My Cutie Valentine!
Fussy & Fancy #107 - Be My Valentine
Fab'n'Funky #203 - Love / Valentine
Totally Papercrafts #206 - Valentine / Love
Divas By Design - With Love
Corrosive #192 - Feel the Love
Deep Ocean #71 - Love Is All Around
Crafty Calendar - Love Is All Around
Papercrafting Journey - Love Is In The Air
Whimsy #68 - Love Is in The Air
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Hearts / Love
Passion For Promarkers #234 - Have A Heart
Papertake Weekly - With  A Heart
Ooh La La #150 - Use A Heart
Kaboodle #210 - To My Sweetheart
Crafting For All Seasons #70 - Show Us Some Romance
LotV Ideas to Inspire - Name That Tune
("Put A Little Love In Your Heart" - Dolly Parton)
Creative Romance - Let's Get Sentimental

Well that's enough love and romance for one day I think ... hope yoy have a great day.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge - Teddies!

Good morning everyone,
Hope everyone reading in the UK is safe and well after the horrendous gales we had last night ... here in the North West it was absolutely wild, but at least we're not in the desperate situation of people in some parts of the country who have had weeks of flooding ... so keep safe everyone!

It's Thursday, which means of course it's time for another Crafty little Fairies Challenge ... with the Pink Fairies in the chair this week.  We so enjoyed looking at your lovey-dovey creations for last week's challenge - don't forget to check on the main challenge blog whether you are a prize winner.

This week we have another cute theme ...


And we are thrilled this week to have not one but two sponsors ...

Please don't forget that in order to be eligible for these fab prizes you will need to use a stamped image (digis are fine) on your creation, and submit a new project - no backlinking please!!

How sweet is this week's theme?? Reviewing my recent care output I think that most of my favourite stamps are teddy images, so I certainly had plenty to choose from when I came to make my card. This week it's just a fairly simple card from me as the past couple of weeks have somehow flown away .. not sure what i've been doing but I've been very busy doing it lol!) Anyhow, here is what I did ...

Stamps: Stampavie "Teddie's Stocking" and sentiment by Perfectly Clear Stamps;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Forever Friends "Kraft notes";
Supplies: poinsetta flowers and ribbon from Hobbycraft; pearls from The Hobby House.

I made a little secret pocket for my tag ...

CRAFT#246 - Christmas
Simon Says (Monday) - We Love Stamps
Dream Valley - TAG You're It!
Crafty Creations #256 - For The Birds
ABC - E is For Embellish
(flowers, ribbon, pearls)
Craft Your Passion #200 - Pick Any Challenge from the Past 12 months
(I picked #158 - Adorable Animals)
Sparkles Christmas #37 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting today - hope you can join in with this week's challenge.