Sunday, 31 March 2013

To Have And To Hold

Happy Sunday

Today over at DS4J we have some New Products, I have made a card using the new digi by Jen Lee, called "TO Have and to Hold".

The embossing folder is Spellbinders Hearts, and the dies are Spellbinders Card Creator Locking Loops, the image was coloured with a combination of Copic markers and Bic markers.

You can see the lovely creations by the Design Team HERE.

On a different note, I would like to say what a wonderful welcome I received yesterday at the opening of Hope and Chances Academy, by the super lovely Christine Emberson, you can check out her blog HERE. If you get a chance to visit I can assure you it will be worth your while. I know I will be back to take some classes and do a little shopping very soon.

Thank you for stopping by 

Friday, 29 March 2013

Together for Short Lives

Happy Good Friday

Tomorrow at Hobby Craft Thanet, we are having a butterfly party to raise money and awareness for the charity Together for Short Lives. I hope that none of you will ever need their help, but unfortunately many families do and will do in the future. 

Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. We support families, professionals and services, including children’s hospices.

So for tomorrows raffle I have borrowed an idea from the lovely talented Christine Emberson, you can see her blog Hope and Chances here, and you can pop into the store and buy tickets for this and many other lovely prizes.

I hope Christine will forgive me for the blatant CASE of her beautiful project, but it was so perfect for the party, I am afraid I could not resist, and after-all it is for such a good cause. I am afraid my version is the poor relation to Christine's wonderful work of art, which you can see HERE

Also if you are in the Gravesend area tomorrow Christine is having a party to celebrate the opening of her Craft Design Studio, details HERE

So if you are anywhere in the East of Kent, please come and join the butterfly party and support such a good cause, if you are in the region of North West Kent, I know Christine will be pleased to see you.

Thank you for stopping by

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Faith, Hope and Love and Star Elf

Happy Wednesday

Today I have two Challenges for you, firstly over at the Outlawz we are having a Spiritual Theme at the Greetings Card Challenge, please stop by and see the wonderful inspiring creations by my fellow Design Team Members.

So come and express your Spirituality!

My card uses the image from our sponsors 

The background is Faux Leather and a great tutorial is HERE by the lovely Sue Wilson

Now over at The Crafters Cafe, we have been playing with the wonderful creations of Rick St Dennis

The image is Star Elf and the theme this month is Gotta Have Green, this was super fun to colour and I just love the detail Rick puts into his drawings. The die cuts are Lucky Leaves by Memory Box.

Do pop over and see all the wonderful inspiration by the Design Team HERE

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Laundry Lass

Happy sunday

We have a new release over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy, and the design team have come up with some amazing creations for your inspiration.

My card combines two new release images "Laundry Lass" & "Aloe"

The background was inked with Memento Summer Sky, Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy, The tree is by Memory box and is called Grand Oak Tree, I cut it in vanilla card stock and inked it with a combo of Memento and Distress inks. The flowers patches are made using a MS punch for the leaves and EK Success mini punch 2 pack daisy & petunia. The other items are Spellbinders A4 M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice and Creative Book pages.

Thank you for stopping by

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Challenge 13 - Animals

Happy Wednesday (again)

The Creative Moments team have a new challenge for you today Animals, pop over and see the amazing DT projects HERE

My cards use images from our two lovely sponsors this fortnight

My first card uses the image Buttons from A Day for Daisies

The image is coloured with Copic markers and the die cuts are Spellbinders Grand Dahlia, the DP is from my local friendly craft shop Whitstable Stamps (details below), and the cat dies are all from Memory Box.

My second card uses the Cutting Cafe image Fun with Owls

The embossing folder is Spellbinders A4 M-Bossabilities - Lots of Dots, I have also used Spellbinders Long Deckled Rectangles and Jewel Fantasy.

I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge!

Thank you for stopping by

Celebrating Easter

Happy Wednesday

Today over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy we have a new CHALLENGE for you:

Create a paper creation using a digistamp to show us what Easter time means to YOU!

Challenge #63 runs from 20 March - 2 April 2013

Here is my card:

The Image is called "Bunny Knocks" and can be found HERE.
I have used Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles and Grand Circles to create the easel card base, and MS punches Branch and Blossom for the flowers, the DP s from my stash and came free with a magazine at some point. The ladybugs are a die by Elizabeth Craft Designs - 711 Ladybugs and the bee is by Memory Box Jolly Bumblebees

Please pop over and check out the awesome creations from my Teamies HERE

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Rick St Dennis

Happy Wednesday

Today I would like to share with you a card I have made for the Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog, the theme is

Challenge 14 Week 2 Green and/or St. Patrick's Day


Our sponsor for this month is Rick St Dennis 

You can see the Design Teams wonderful creations and enter the challenge HERE

My card this week features Rick's Sewing Elf

The die cuts are Spellbinders Labels One & Fancy Labels One, and the leaves are by Memory Box, Lucky Leaves, the DP is from Docraft's Creativity Club downloads

I purchased all these dies from:

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 11 March 2013

Gotta Have Green

Happy Monday

Today at Outlawz we have a new Greetings Card Challenge hosted by the lovely Penny Mull, the theme this week is:

Gotta Have Green Challenge. You can use any shade you want, somewhere on your card.

Here is my creation for this week:

The image is by our sponsors

She is called Girlz - get your craft on The embossing folder is Boofie buttons by Docraft and the dies are Spellbinders A2 Card creator, and A2 Card Creator Polka Dot (sentiment), the buttons are Button Boarder by Memory Box. Ribbon and paper from my stash.

Pop over to and see the wonderful creations by my Teamies HERE.

Look forward to seeing your creations

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Meet Prof Pedro

Happy Sunday

To all you Mum's in the UK Happy Mothers Day

There are some new releases over at the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Store and I would like to share a card with you using the new image "Prof Pedro"

The card is also for my DH Birthday next week, as he is a Geography Teacher, and worked for several years teaching in South Africa, and as DS4J is a South African company, this worked out perfectly for me!
The image was coloured with Copic markers and the luggage tag, paper clip embellishments and DP are all from the new Docraft range - All aboard.

You can see the wonderful creations from the Design Team HERE

Thank you for stopping by 

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Colour my World

Happy Thursday

Today I have a card for the new challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy, the challenge is to:

Create a paper creation using a minimum combination of any THREE of these colours!
This means you could choose, black, white and red, OR red, yellow blue etc. 

Challenge #62 runs from 6 - 19 March 2013

Here is my card:

The image is called Bending is Hard Work the dies are all Spellbinders, Labels Eight, Labels Twenty Three and Decorative Photo Corners.

Please drop over to the challenge and see some amazing creations from Team A HERE

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Legend of the Butterfly

Happy Wednesday

Today at Creative Moments there is a new challenge:

Add A Sentiment

Our Sponsor this fortnight is 

My card for this challenge uses Butterfly Legend and Butterfly Pattern:

The little tree is a cut down Spellbinders Holiday Tree, and the embossing folder is Spellbinders Garden Lattice, the little gold butterflies on the tree were made using a Martha Stewart Punch.

Pop over to the Challenge Blog and check out the lovely creations by my fellow Design Team

Thank you for stopping by

Monday, 4 March 2013

Lazy Days

Happy Monday

The weather today here on the East coast has definatly been spring like, and the challenge over at the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge is all about spring:

The challenge for this week is....
 Spring is in the air! Dreaming of flowers and butterflies!
 Lets see flowers and butterflies on your designs this week! Its time to think Spring!!

Here is my card for this week

The image is from our sponsor QKR Stampeded and is called Lazy Days

The dies are all Memory Box - Debutante Frame, Vaudeville Frame and Norrland Flower, all the other elements are made with Martha Stewart Punches.

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 3 March 2013

New Releases and One I forgot to Post

Happy Sunday

Today there are some new digi's in town over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy, you can check out the Design Team's wonderful creations HERE.

My first card today is using the image Pippin an the Apple:

The cute little Pippin is coloured with Copic markers, and all the die cuts are by Memory Box, Grand Oak Tree, Marshmallow Clouds and Grassland Boarder.

My second card uses the image called Bath Time:

The image again is coloured with Copic markers and again all the die cuts are Memory Box, Debutante  Frame, Under The Sea Frame, and Loopy Rings.

Now the one that got away!!!

This card was made for the Crafters Cafe Challenge blog at the end of February, the image is by Whoopsie Daisy and the sentiment was written by my dear friend Roni Lithgow, poetry is one of her hobbies, and she kindly created this lovely verse especially for this lovely image. The flowers are from my local Hobby Craft Store and the die cuts are Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Grand Scalloped Ovals.

Thank you for stopping by