Thursday, 30 December 2010

My fave projects of 2010

Everybody seems to be showing their fave's and i hate to be left out! i cant do a full year of fave's becuase i only started my blog in May, soooo,here are some of my faves so far!

This is my Dream Catcher made using Wild Spirit digi from Delicious Doodles

This was one of my 'Audition' pieces when i applied for the Hunkydory design team.

Sweet Pea rubber stamp

This is an 8x8 using Luna bitterfrost from Pollycraft.

This is using a Little Claire project stamp set,a Christmas card with orange-yay!
This sugar nellie goth girl was a winner at Happy Stampers North West in October

Kenny k image.

This is one of my fave Claritystamp cards

Stampavie image

One of my fave Sassy Studio images, Pirate Penny.

This is using Snowmen from The Crafty Pad

is it cheating to throw an extra Sassy image in at the end?? This one is called bathtime.

Hope you like them!

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Little Claire Birdcage

This is another of the new Little Claire stamps,called Birdcage.
I have distressed using black Adirondack ink and a make-up brush. The edge punch is from MS. There is plenty of clear glitter,you cant see it here! This batch of designs was done on one of those really gloomy days with terrible light,and all my lightbulbs are energy savers-which we all know means dim dim dim! I googled light boxes/tents earlier today and its got to be a priority,im fed up of making nice cards and not being able to show them clearly.

Some challenges

Bunny Zoe's  Sparkle and shine
Crazy challenge  Punch it
Incy wincy Distressing
Stamps r us Anything goes
Aly's sunday Anything goes
Gingerloft  Distressing
One stitch at a time Anything goes
Crafty Emma  Anything goes
Craft your days away  punch/die cuts
Allsorts  Anything goes

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Santa's helpers

Stamps used for this cards are Natures Dance by Penny Black
Curtains by Dimension fourth
Santa's helpers from Bella Tapp (now Debbi Moore designs)
Background snowflake paper is silver pearlised.

For a change i coloured the girls with cosmic shimmer paints, Promarkers for skin. Plenty of glamour dust. 
Some challenges

Catch the bug Winter wonderland
Ellephantastic Christmas/winter
One stop craft  Sassy Christmas
Stamp scrap & doodle Monochromatic
Alphabet G for glitter
Character cafe Glitter
The stamp man Christmas tri colour
Stampin with the dragon  Make it sparkle
Wags n whiskers  Snowflakes
Ai factory  Christmas
Dutch dare Christmas
Creative cottage  untrad christmas colours
Freshly brewed  sparkle and shine
Gingersnap creations  white glitter
Penny's paper crafty  Christmas
Stampavie and more Christmas
Simon says stamps  No red or green christmas
Stampin royalty  Winter hols
A spoonful of sugar Christmas
Creative card crew Anything goes
Cards for men Christmas masculine
craft your passion  Anything goes
Crazy challenge Christmas
Lexi's creations Blue and silver
ooh la la  Christmas song (winter wonderland)
Paper plyatime  Snowflakes
Crafts and me  Moody blues

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Burning the candle at both ends?

This is another of my Hunkydory projects that i made a couple of weeks ago.  I love the toppers in the kit but i really love the foiled acetate.
The only additions are a bit of gold glitter,couple of tiny brads and some ribbon.


Alphabet G for glitter
Character cafe Glitter
Stampin with the Dragon  Make it sparkle
Charisma cardz  Christmas gift
Little red wagon  Die cuts
Creative card crew  Anything goes
Scrap creations  Gift or wrapping
Craft your passion  Anything goes
Incy wincy  Dec or ornament
Shabby tea room  Gift item
Paper sundaes  Gift it
Allsorts  Candle

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A moment of Clarity

I Have been playing with Amber's brayer and Clarity stamps this week. I have been doing a large batch of these designs,minus the glittery snowflakes. Well i had to do just 1 with some sparkle didnt i!  The ones with just a couple of gems on look really elegant though.

'Peace' is gold embossed. I used denim adirondack to brayer the edges and inside the C. I used Bottle green adirondack for the tree's. Snow was added with sakura gel pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Stampin for the weekend  #51 Winter
Stampin with the Dragon  #14 Holiday song ( Silent night)
Craft your days away  #8 Christmas trees
Totally Papercrafts #43 Snow/snowflakes
Daring cardmakers  3 something (3 pearls in a row)
Delightful challenges  Winter weather
Digi doodles shops best Anything goes
Hodge podge shop #4 Anything goes
Anything goes #25 Let it snow
Flourishes  Christmas
Creative inspirations ch Winter/christmas
Creative inspirations wed #87 Winter woodland
2 sisters  #14 Snowflakes
Stamp,scrap & doodle  No flowers

Monday, 15 November 2010

Sweet Pea in cool Blue.

This is one of the Sweet Pea stamps i won a while ago,i love this one!
I have coloured her with my Promarkers and plenty of glamour dust. The papers are from Papermania.
 Die-cut swirls and flowers are from Marianne. Sentiment is from Kaiser,roses are from Wild Orchid.

Finished off with some liquid pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

In a Sweet Pea dream  #5 Flowers
Crafts and Me #17 Glitter
Kaboodle doodles #44 Recipe
I love Promarkers #40 Icy colours
Fresh brewed #22 2 or more pattern papers
My partner in crafty crime  #15 Marker madness
One stitch at a time  #39 Fave colours
Paper Sundaes  #44 Choose your toppings (blue/punch)
Delightful challenges Glitter it up

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christmas Sparkle

The challenge this week at The Crafty Pad is Christmas Sparkle,nice and easy! So this is my card using a CP image,click on the badge in the sidebar to go see what prizes are up for grabs!

I have coloured with promarkers and plenty of glamour dust,the papers are from DCWV,punches are MS. I have covered the large snowflakes with glamour dust but its not too clear in the pic.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Creative inspirations  #86 Pink christmas
Stamp something Nov digi day
Sweet stampin  Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes #44 fave toppings (punch/ribbon)
2 Sisters  #13 Christmas
Bee crafty #42 Christmas digi
Crafty Emma's #12 Think pink
Mark's finest papers #29 Snowflakes

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Well its wednesday again,so time to have a peek at everybody's work desk,drool over new goodies,maybe pick up a couple of handy tips,maybe a bit of gossip. Speaking of gossip, i have been reading Julia's 'Tales from behind the till',if you have'nt seen them you gotta go have a look,so funny-i think she is one of those people who just attracts weirdo's and loony's! 

Anyway,my desk today, I have a couple of nearly finished cards, some Sweet Pea stamps that i won!, some gold glamour dust-i adore the crystal but thought i would try the gold because it was a quid! Also i have my new heat tool that my lovely daddy bought me from Ostletwistle Mills (did i spell that right?)  I put a tumble dryer sheet next to my doily die cutter deliberately to remind me to share a tip with you (assuming you dont already know) If you rub your die with the sheet before you use it,your die cut doesnt get stuck inside the die-result!,how many times have you had to prize one out of a Marianne die with a sharp instrument!

That was a long post for me, im gonna go over to Julia's blog later and try and catch up with as many WOYWW bloggers as possible, click here to go see whats going on at Julia's.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Luna and her frosty friend

This Luna from Pollycraft. 
I have coloured with Promarkers and a black Prisma pencil, plenty of glamour dust.
The snowflakes are stamped with white brilliance ink.
The punches are MS.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Calender  #14 Winter snowflakes
One stitch at a time  #38 Winter wonderland
Paper Sundaes  #43 Let it snow
Paper Players  #23 Snowmen
Bee Crafty #42 Digi Christmas
Stamp Insanity #34 Punches
I love Promarkers #39 Snowflakes

Monday, 8 November 2010

Bathtime sassy

This is a Digi called Bathtime from Sassy Studios
The ticket sentiment is from Pink Gem

I have coloured with promarkers.
For the bath i coloured then stamped the swirls through a aperture mask,i then glazed using versamark/clear powder-it looks a bit mottled in the pic below but its actually smooth as glass,really nice. I glazed the puddle too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 Alice in wonderland  #38 Tickets
2 Sisters  #12 Birthday
Delightful challenges   Stitching
Dare to be Sassy  #45 Stitching
Pollycraft #69 Doodling
Anything goes  wk23 Letter B  (Bath or bubbles)
One stop craft challenge #105 Embossing
My partner in crafting crime #15 Use Markers

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Little birdie told me...

This is the Little Claire project club stamp set for November,isnt it lovely!

I have stamped onto cream for the more vintage look and distressed edges slightly with ink,coloured with Promarkers and plenty of glamour dust.
The paper is from Dovecraft's oriental pack.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Saturday secret crafter  #107  Anything that flies
Sassy studios  Autumn
Catch the Bug  Autumn
Aly's sunday  Distressed
Kaboodle #43 Vintage

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Birthday to my little witch!!

Its my Amber's 9th birthday today,this is her card combo.  I made the card ages ago and put it away and decided this week to make a co-ordinating easel chest.

The real surprise was the MP4 player (or P-Pod as My 90 year old Uncle Frank calls them) that i put in the bottom drawer.
The drawers are lined in pale pink.

I need to double check,but i think Roy from Dimension4th designed this image for the Glitter girls.
I have coloured with promarkers and glitter.

Sentiment stamp is from Pink Gem, cutting die is from Marianne,flowers are from Wild Orchid.
Unfortunately the lack of light,and the absense of a decent photographer mean you cant see all the lovely sparkly bits!

If i make these chests any taller i may need planning permission!
There are 2 drawers on the other side, making a total of 7, i just get a bit carried away once i start.

This is the hidden message if you untie the ribbon bow, I wanted to write this by hand,please forgive my naff handwriting!!

Im so frustrated about the pic quality!grrrr

I made the little handles from bow trim and pink brads,they are pretty sturdy.

Small stuff says she is very very very pleased with them, result!

For the benefit of challenges, i am entering the chest and not the card,the card has previously been blogged.
I would like to enter the chest into the following challenges

Stamp something  use some pink
Stamptacular sunday  #83 Hidden message
Totally papercrafts  #40 Bling it on
Digi doodle shop best #31 Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T  #74 Monotone
Just Inspirational #8 Shaped card

Friday, 29 October 2010

Hunky Deco blokey side easel

This is a A5 side easel card, the image,backing card and sentiments are all from Hunkydory.

I added a bit of sparkle to the stars and some of the windows.

This is the lay flat view.  I have not used much on this card apart from Hunkydory goodies because this is one of the items i sent to Anne-Marie at Hunkydory,she is looking for new DT members,nothing ventured nothing gained so fingers crossed!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Cards for men  #22 Anything goes (male)
2 sisters  #10 Anything goes
Just inspirational  #18  Shaped card
Fab and funky  #46 clean and simple
I did it creations  #26  Surprise me
Marks finest papers #26 Use die cuts or punch

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Pink and white pearlised Polars

This is Little Claire's Polar bear stamp coloured with promarkers.  Everything on this card is pearlised,its a lovely effect but you cant see it in pic!

Edge punch and small snowflake are from MS,large snowflake is spellbinders.
Glitter is glamour dust. Edges are inked with Brilliance pearly ink.
This was so quick,great for batch making.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Mark's finest paper #26 Dies/punches
Wild Orchid #8  Pastels
Stampin with the dragon  #12 You got ink
Tuesday throwdown #22 Anything goes
Moving along with the times #69 Anthing coloured with promarkers.   Sponsored by Letraset

Friday, 22 October 2010

Raspberry pink christmas

This is a Kenny K image called Mrs Claus. 
I saw this and it was like looking in the mirror, who just said  "in your dreams maria" yes i heard you! 

She is coloured with promarkers and a bit of glamour dust. I used distress ink to edge the oval and the snowflakes.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Kenny K #15  Sketch
Tuesday throwdown  #22  Digi,anything goes
M.A.W.T.T #69 Promarkers,anything goes    sponsored by Letraset
The crafty pad  #93 Distressed edges
Totally gorjus #52 Pink

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Sassy cheshire cat

This is a digi from Sassy designs, called little hunnies cheshire cat.
She is coloured with promarkers.

The sentiment is a freebie from TLC, i have distressed edges with black brilliance ink to match the pearly pink card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Dare to be Sassy   Circles
Corrosive chalenge  #86  Get rid of the white
Crafty cardmakers  #32 use a freebie
Tuesday throwdown  #22 Anything goes
I did it Creations #25  for a girl
One stitch at a time #35  Embellish it
Totally gorjus  #52 Pink
Pear tree designs #22 Free for all