Sunday, 16 July 2017

Baby Chick

What a little cutie I got this week
for the "anything goes" challenge at Glitter n Sparkle...

It's called "baby chick" and it's from Ppinkydolls.

It was so quick and simple to colour
with my alcohol pens,
then I added an ebossed background, a banner strip of paper 
from Pink Petticoat 
and some punched flowers and butterflies.

I love the colours of this card - soft and pastel.
(and the teeny little sentiment  nec.xt to the image
also came from Pink Petticoat.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 5 Aug
Pink gems - animals - 21 July
Crafty friends - floral - 29 July
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 Aug

Saturday, 15 July 2017


Uh oh!

I just realised that my "schedule post" didn't work!
This post was due on my blog on July 7th , as Pattie started
her new challenge at Patties Creations. 
Please don't ask me why it didn't come on - I have NO idea!

So I aplogise Pattie... late, but you know I was ready in plenty of time....

One of my favourite challenges has just started at Patties Creations...
"something sweet - cake, candy, etc"

An excuse to use one of my fave images from Pattie... 
'chocolate chip cookie jar.'

I coloured the image with my alcohol pens and fussy cut around it.
I punched the border and the backing paper came from
 a lawn - fawn paper pack that I won a little while ago.
I loooove lawn fawn papers!
I punched the llittle butterflies and 
stamped the sentiment on the little banner at the bottom. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Colour crazy- atg - 22 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 21 July
Little miss muffet - atg - 27 July

Monday, 3 July 2017


Sorry we are a bit late this week! 
At Glitter n Sparkle there have been some unforseen circumstances, 
which have resulted in us posting a new challenge a little later than usual.
Apologies! x

Anyhow.. the challenge this week is "freedom"
and I found a great image at Fabrika Fantasy...

My idea of freedom... 
having the time and place to dawdle along the beach, 
with the wind in my hair. 
(Although, Hubby would be with me, and our cat - Timbit!
Oh, and lots of chocolate!)

I coloured the background with my chalks, to give the 
soft impression of the beach, that I wanted. 
I printed out another image of the girl and coloured her with my alcohol pens
and decoupaged her back on her original place.
(just stuck down.. no 3d foam.)
The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.
I embossed the edge of the image and 
chalked the dark blue backing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Make my monday - summer brights - 10 July
Card mania - summer fun - 30 July
Delicious doodles - beside the sea - 1 Aug
Aurora wings - atg - 17 July
Crafting from the heart - atg - 10 July
Addicted to stamps - summer / beach - 9 July
A gem of a challenge - summer colours - 6 July
Kitty Bee designs - girly cards - 14 July
Shopping our stash - lazy summer days - 5 July

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Masculine again!

At Glitter n Sparkle this week, we are being sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter.
The image I used for the "Fathers Day / Masculine" challenge, is:
Boy with Kite.

I thought he would be a really cute image to use
 for a masculine card, for a little boy.
Apart from colouring with my alcohol pens,
embossing the edge and 
raising the whole image on 1mm 3d foam pads, 
That's all I did with this image. 
I felt it needed to be kept clean and simple. 

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Lazy days

I have had 2 birthdays to make a card for this week...
 My best friend - Craig, and a work colleague, Val.

Being the time of year it is, I thought these images would work wonderfully.

Craig is a foster carer and I think he would love
a scene like this in his life... as it's usually very chaotic for him!
His cat in this scene, would make it all the more perfect for him,
and a little more quiet and chilled for his cat, I think! 
I bought some sheets of these images, but I don't remember the make...sorry!
I added some papers from my stash. The knotty paper strips accross the middle
and up the right hand side, comes
from a docrafts seaside set. 
I embossed a line around the image and added a pc sentiment,
I hand made the little bunting by freehand-cutting
small triangles and using my white sakura pen to put on little patterns.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative fingers - atg - 26 June
Fussy and Fancy - pamper your pets - 25 June
QKR Stampede - for the guys - 16 June
Crafty animals - atg with an animal - 1 July
Through the purple haze - use an animal - 14 June

I made this card in a very similar way.
These images are just beautiful. 
All the backing papers came from the docrafts seaside set -
 it is quite an old set.
 Infact, I think I bought it a few years ago... very, very cheaply.
Val went for her holiday in Llandudno recently, so I thought she would like this image. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dis digi stamps - birthdays - 17 June
Colour crazy - atg - 24 June
Crafters cafe - atg optional twist travel - 15 June
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 July
Lets create - girls, girls. girls - 1 July
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 June

Monday, 5 June 2017

Cheeky Monkey.

are the sponsors for our challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle.

I got the image "cheeky monkey"...

...which I think is so so cute!

I made a sentiment on the pc, while printing off the image.
I coloured with my alcohol markers
and embossed around the edge.
The backing paper is one out of my much-too-large collection!
I punched the leaves, flowers and the butterfly. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - atg - 12 June
Crazy challenge - use flowers - 20 June
Come and get it - anything goes - 10 June
A gem of a challenge - for the boys / men - 8 June
Delicious doodles - include an animal - 21 June
Colour crazy - atg - 17 June
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 15 June

Friday, 2 June 2017

For the boys

"For the boys / Use a masculine image"
is this months challenge at Patties Creations. 

I thought a little outside the box and went for the...
"baby clothes duckie set."

As well as all the items on the washing line,
 you also get a baby grow and a baby cardi in the set!

But of course, you can use this set for a baby boy OR a girl, 
depending on what colours you use. 
A fabulous bargain!

I made a little washing line form thin wire, and curled the ends around a pencil.
Also, I embossed the background piece with swiss dots
and used one of my new bargain dies. ..
the scallop and stitched circle.
It's the largest one in a set of 3 scalloped circles, and then there's 
a little flower die in the middle ( not used on this card).
I bought the set of 4 dies in  "The Works " for a measley £3!
I love a bargain.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - atg - 12 June
Come and get it - atg - 10 June
Great Impressions - masculine - 1 July
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 16 June
A gem of a challenge - for the boys / men - 8 June
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 July
Colour Crazy - atg - 17 June
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 15 June