Monday, 28 January 2013

Show Your Hearts

Happy Monday

Time for a new Greetings Card Challenge over at the Outlawz and this week it is:

Show Your Hearts!!
Use a heart(s) and red in your design!

Our Sponsors this month are 


So without further ado here is my card for you:

The image is Sun Bonnet Hearts from Bugaboo and the paper is from the Me to You range by DoCraft
I have used Spellbinders Petite Ovals & Scalloped Ovals and the sentiment is cut out with some SU punches.

Do pop over and see the wonderful inspiration from my fellow Design Team, you will not be disappointed, and I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by 

Sunday, 27 January 2013

New Release at DS4J

Happy Sunday

Today there are some new wonderful images available at the DS4J Store you can get lots of inspiration from the Design Team HERE, and don't forget our current challenge Anything Goes

My card for today combines two of the new release images:

The images are Bird Cages and Ronnie Reader, they have both  been coloured with Copic markers,  the die cuts are Memory Box Grand Madison Window, & Plush Curtains. The sentiment is my own and is cut using Spellbinders Labels One & Labels One Small. The DP & buttons are from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A Challenge or Two or a Card or Three

Happy Wednesday

Today I am featuring two new challenges out there in cyber land, firstly DS4J have a new challenge:

No excuse for not entering this challenge it's one of those all-time favourites .... 

Challenge #59 runs from 23 January - 5 February 2013

My card for this challenge is:

The image is called Bettie Bow and for £0.98 GBP she is a real bargain. The DP is a pre-embossed card from my stash and the dies are Spellbinders Classic Ovals & Lacey Ovals. The bow is made using Dynamics Beautiful Bows.

Please check out the wonderful inspiration from my fellow Design Team  HERE

Also today Creative Moments have a new challenge, it is:

Use Neutral Colors/Anything Goes

Our Sponsor this fortnight is
Floppy Latte

You can check out the rest of the DT's creations HERE, and boy is there some wonderful projects for you to see!

I have two cards using images by our sponsors for you:

The image is called Delayed Delivery, and i have coloured it with Copic markers, and used Pan Pastels for the grass and sky

The image is called Lighthouse and again is coloured with a mix of Copics and pan Pastels, the DP is a pale blue green card stock that I have altered with the weatherboard technique, this is very simple to do, all you need is to score lines on a score board (I used the Score Pal), and then use the direct to paper technique with an ink pad. The die cuts are Spellbinders Nautical Frames & Accents, Labels Eight & Decorative Labels Eight.

Thank you for stopping by

Monday, 21 January 2013

Outlawz Challenge Anything Goes

Happy Monday

Today over at The Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge it is

Anything Goes!

Our Sponsors this month are 


This week I have two card for you

The image is Stella from Bugaboo and is called Pushing my luck, the die cut in gold is by Marianne Designs and Stella is coloured with Copic markers and cut out with Spellbinders Labels Twenty One.

The image is called Kissing Gorami from DS4J and is cut with the Silhouette, and coloured with Copic markers, the hearts are from a retired stamp set and the sentiment is from GKD Quite a Catch available HERE. The embossing folders are both Spellbinders and are Asian & Sea Beauty

Thank you for stopping by 

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Through the Farmhouse Window & Funky Birthday

Happy Sunday

Today I would like to share with you two cards using images from DS4J New Releases

My first card uses the image Through the Farmhouse Window by Jen Lee

The Die cuts are Spellbinders Botanical Swirls and Accents and Labels Twenty Six. The image was coloured with Copic markers

My second card uses the image Funky Birthday by Margy

The image is again coloured with Copic markers and the DP is made using the lovely stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger called Pretty Patterns and is available exclusivly at Gina K Designs.

Please pop over and check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, you won't be disappointed.

Thank you for stopping by

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Cards Galore

Happy Tuesday

Sorry I have been missing in action this last week, but sometimes life and work just take over!

Last week there was a new challenge posted at DS4J 

Make a card or paper creation with the theme

Here is my card:

The image is Grandfather Clock , coloured with Copic markers, the wings are from a Spellbinders set called Home Sweet Home by Nina Bracket, and the embossing folder is Clockworks by Cuttlebug

Also on Wednesday we had a new challenge at Creative Moments the theme is: 


My card is again a clock:

The DP and Image are all from The Cutting Cafe, our wonderful sponsors for this challenge, I have used Clock Background Set and Clock/Time Set, the die cuts are Spellbinders Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight.

On Sunday there was a new release at DS4J, and boy are there some gorgeous images in this release.

Here is my card:

The image is called Catherine, she is coloured with Copic markers and the embossing folder is Spellbinders M-bossabilities A4 Garden Lattice, the die cuts are spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangles and Labels Twenty, the flowers are from my stash.

Yesterday we had a new Greetings Card Challenge at The Outlawz and the theme is:

A good portion of the western hemisphere in the midst of the cold winter months so  we are challenging you to include snow or snow person on your creation.

This was a very apt theme for me as I woke up to a light dusting of the white stuff yesterday morning, but am glad to report it is all gone now, tho they are threatening us with more later this week!

Here is my card:

The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and are called 4 Square - Let it Snow, the embossing folder is called Waterfall, but I can not remember the company who made it!

Do drop over and chef out all the DT cards on the respective sites. I am honoured to work with such talented designers and count myself very lucky!

Thank you for stopping by

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Brad New Year

Happy Tuesday

Today I would like to share with you two cards made for the Greetings Card Challenge over at Outlawz, the theme this week is:


We would like for you to create a project that includes BRADS and ONE NEW ITEM!  Here is a perfect opportunity to use some of those goodies that showed up under the tree!  Oh, Yeah, we can probably spot the BRADS, but please tell us what you used that is NEW.

This months sponsors are:


Here I my cards for this week, both using DS4J images:

The image is called HIC-oooops, and my something new is the Loopy Rings Die by Memory Box. All the other dies are by Spellbinders and are Grand Ovals, Grand Scalloped Ovals, Circles Small and Eyelet Circles.

The image is called Welcome Home, and my new item is the Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paints (used on the flowers). The die cuts are all Spellbinders and are Shadow Flowers Foliage one, Foliage Two, Les papillions, and Ribbon banners large. The flowers are Cheery Lyn Rose Creations.

Pop over for some great inspiration from my fellow team mates HERE

All the die cutting products mentioned are available in the UK from:

Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent.
Tel:01227 264303

Or on-line at their parent company 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Country Bride

Happy Sunday

Today DS4J have some lovely new releases, and my card uses the new image from Jen Lee called Country Bride

The die cut frame is from Marianne Designs and I have cut out the centre and used Spellbinders Expandable Pattern Die - Fancy Lattice.

Pop over and have a look at the wonderful creations by the Design Team HERE

I am entering tis card in the following challenges

Have a wonderful Sunday, thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Alicia's Challenge

Happy Saturday

I just wanted to share a card I have made for a challenge at Alici's Little Shop

The gorgeous image is called Photographer.
The dies are Spellbinders Creative Book Pages and Tim Holtz Film Strip Frames

Thank you for stopping by

Friday, 4 January 2013

Sassy Challenge

Happy Friday

For me the Holidays are over and I am back to work today, all be it just meetings before term starts proper on Monday.

I wanted to share with you a card I made for my dear friend Kathy for New Year.

The image is called Martini and is from Sassy Designs. I have also entered it in

 Something old and something new challenge. Use something old from your stash and something new also, on your creation. 

My something old is the die cuts and my something new is the image and the Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens (used on her dress, but I am afraid do not photograph well) these were a Christmas present and I was just busting to use them. 
The die cuts are Spellbinders Labels Eight, Decorative Labels Eight, Labels One, Decorative Labels One, and Venetian Accents.

As you probably know I purchase all my Spellbinders from:

Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

OR on-line at their parent company
and you can pre-order all the new releases from Spellbinders, and boy are they all must haves 

Thank you for stopping by