Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Hello folks, it is that time again! Time flies doesn't it! This week I have used a digi stamp from The East Wind company, a cute little fairy caressing a dove and making it feel better. I coloured her with Graph it markers and found this lovely background paper in my crafty stash (which is from Polkadoodles Dolly Daydream goes East CD rom). I matted it onto black cardstock and added a sentiment. So pretty I think. I hope you like it. See you next time.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
It is Creative Moments DT Challenge once again and this week I am using a very cute image from Eureka Digi Stamps. I coloured it with my Graph'it markers. Die cut the image on a Spellbinders label and then matted it to another Spellbinder die. Added some wooden leaves, and there it is.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hello there, its a long time since I have blogged. Life seems to be getting in the way of my crafting lately, but the nights are drawing in and I can spend some evenings in my craft room. This is my card for the Creative Moments Design Team. It is the Autum Fairy, she was lovely to colour in and I used my Graph'it markers. Matted her onto a Spellbinders frame and added some autumn leaves. I also added a touch of glitter to her wings.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Oh the weeks are flying by and yet again it is Creative Moments DT Challenge. This week I have used this very cute image from QKR and coloured him with my Promarkers. Matted and layered him on some papers I had in my crafty stash. Love how he has turned out. Just in time to go back to school.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Hello Folks, long time no see from me. Life in Germany has been rather hectic of late and haven't had much time for Crafting. Here is my card for the Creative Moments DT Challenge. The image is from Stamp Art Designs which I coloured with my Graph it Markers and added a little glitter. Used some lovely card from my crafty stash and die cut a frame and snowflake out of white cardstock. Added the sentiment and that is it.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The image is from which I printed out and coloured with my Promarkers. I then added a touch of glitter to their wings and clothes. I edged the image with pan pastels and then matted it onto red cardstock. I went to my Christmas Paper Stash and used two different papers from a magazine freebie booklet. I matted them onto red cardstock also. I cut out a snowflake die from Heartfelt Creations and then added a sentiment to the centre and a red bow.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Hello, I thought I would share this card I made for a customer for her niece's Christening Day.
I had the lovely image from www.liliofthevalley.col.uk and sprayed it with Spray and Sparkle from www.crafterscompanion.co.uk then mounted it on silver mirri card. I chose some lovely papers from the new DoCrafts collection and matted the image on one of the papers on to silver mirri card also.
I then embossed the card front using an A4 Embossing folder from Spellbinders and then die cut a border and stamped and die cut the flowers and flourishes from www.heartfeltcreations.com
I then printed out a sentiment and then die cut it. I added pearls to the sentiment and the center of the flowers. The card opened like a backward easel, if that makes sense.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Hello there, for my DT challenge for Creative Moments today I have used this amazing Steam punk Heart. I have stamped a background on cream using Creative Expression stamps, used embossing folders and inked them with distress inks. I die cut cogs and used metallic pan pastels over them so they look like rusty metal. I printed the heart out on cream cardstock and then coloured it with my Graph'it markers then distressed it and added glossy accents to the rings. I die cut a key and added a sentiment. There it is!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Hello, wow it is another month gone! Where does the time fly to? I am working all hours at the moment and find it hard to craft in the evenings and at the weekends there are all the house chores to do!!! I have been making my first Christmas Cards this week though for a customer! I know, I know, Christmas cards in June!!!! It felt weird making them so early! But about this lovely challenge for Creative Moments - I am using a lovely image by Sassy Studios - A real glamour Mum to be!
I coloured her with my Graph'it markers, found this lush paper in my crafty stash with the word mother in many different ways and languages. I just love it. I used my new Spellbinders frame, which is also fab and put it all together. I really do not think it needs a sentiment, do you?
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Hello there, I have to apologise for not getting my Creative Moments DT card on my blog in time this week. Some how it turned from scheduled to draft! But hey, here I am!
This week's challenge is sponsored by www.bugaloostamps.com . I chose this image out of many as it was a cute dragon, ideal for boys and girls. I coloured him in with my Graph'it markers and then cut him out and adhered him to a cute bug style backing paper and then matted it onto red cardstock. Cut out a couple of sentiments and there you have it! One cute little lad's card. Hope you like it!
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Hello folks, long time no see from me. I have been really busy with work and had no time to craft!!!!! Here are some beautiful digi stamps from Sugar Nellie's Adorables available from www.funkykits.co.uk. I coloured them with my Graph'it markers and then assembled them on to some die cuts. I stamped the flowers and die cut them, they are the Ariana Blooms from Heartfelt Creations. Love how they have turned out.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Today's challenge for Creative Moments we are using The East Wind Images. I love this little girl with her flower garland and loved colouring her with my Graph'it markers. I added a little liquid accents to her lips and a couple of pearls for the centres of the flowers. Hope you like it. Go take a look on www.theeastwind.com.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Hello folks - long time no blog!! I have been busy this month with visitors from the UK, my daughter and her fiancé and my Mum who is 83! and also a drive back to the UK to get my Mum. So rather tired and a little uninspired until today! I coloured this lovely image from Emma Canning with my Graph'it markers and made her into a little tag. How cute is she? Hope you like it, go and join our Flatfriends Anything but a Card challenge on www.flatfriends.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Today, our challenge for Creative Moments is Bingo/Tic Tac Toe which means you have to chose three elements to use on a card, I chose a Die Cut, Lace and Pearls. The image is from Artbymiran.
I coloured her with my Graph'it markers and matted the image on black cardstock. I then die cut a doily. I chose the background papers from my crafty stash to match the colours I have used in the image. I then added a piece of black lace. I used a cosmic shimmer glue type which I got from my local store here in Germany and made green pearls for the center of the flowers and the beaded pearl curtain. I love how this has turned out. I hope you like it too x
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Hello once again. For today's challenge I am using The Bonbon Belle CD Rom available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk . I chose 4 digi images and printed them out. I made a stepper card and matted the main topper on some cardstock and used the same cardstock on the steps. I then cut out the little pirate, treasure chest and rocks. I then adhered them to the steps. I made two ticket sentiments and die cut some bunting. This makes a great party invitation.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Good morning folks. It is the 1st May - Wow! isn't time flying! Today's challenge is to use Dies and punches. My favourite tools! I picked one of Emma Cannings new digis The Princess and the Frog and coloured her with my Graph'it markers. I edges the image with my Pan Pastels and matted her onto a Spellbinders Frame Die. I then stamped and punched out some butterflies, they are from Stampin Up. I love these stamps and punches, in fact I am a little addicted to them! I also had the perfect sentiment "Make a Wish" and that just finished the card. I hope you like it.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Today's challenge is Wings - I used the Bonbon Belle CD Rom from Polkadoodles and picked a Topper and backing paper from the Blue Lagoon section. I love this CD Rom, there is so much on there it is hard to choose what to use. I printed the topper out twice and decoupaged the butterfly. I matted it onto a Spellbinders Frame die and then onto the backing paper. I distress the edges with distress ink. I printed out a sentiment and matted it onto brown cardstock and added a bow. What a pretty card!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Oh I love this image from Sassy Studio. I coloured her with my Promarkers this week and I think she turned out pretty cool! She would be great for a St. Patrick's Day or Good Luck card. I picked out some bright vibrant papers from my paper stash to match her hair and dress. I added a bow and ticket sentiment.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hello, It's Digi Choosday and it's Anjie's Birthday today, one of my Teamies! Happy Birthday Anjie! It was my birthday yesterday and had a lovely day having Breakfast out with the Girlies and my Son, then the rest of the day crafting and watching old movies! Dinner with Hubby and Son and a bottle of wine! Ummm....
Anyway, back to business! Today's challenge was Numbers. I used the Double Sprinkles CD Rom (available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk) by first printing out the little girl in digi stamp form and coloured her using Graph'it markers. I then printed out the No. 9 from the CD Rom in A4 size and a backing paper. I cut the image down and made a 8 x 8" card using white cardstock. I matted the backing paper onto black cardstock. I then cut her out and sat her on the flower pot, added buttons for the centres of the flowers a tag, ribbon and butterflies to finish it off. I will send this card to my Step-Granddaughter this year.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
It's Digi Choosday once again! How time flies! This week's challenge is Paper Piecing.
I chose to use the Pretty Sweet CD Rom available at www.polkadoodles.co.uk. I picked Maddie in digi form and coloured her with my Graph'it Pens. I then printed two backing papers from the CD and then reprinted the images on the top of the papers. It makes it easier to cut out. Then cut out the dress from the two different papers. I then used the leftovers for the backing papers matted on cream and then onto a Kraft cardstock card. I cut a scalloped oval cut a piece of lace and then 3D Maddie over the top. Added a ticket sentiment which I also coloured with my pens. How pretty this is.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Today's Card is for Creative Moment DT Challenge. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and Graph'it markers, then cut her out. I had this lovely cardstock and topper left from one of my buys from Kanban, I do miss their products. Matted them onto an A5 card, added my lady and a sentiment and bow. Very Chic!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
So this week's challenge is Ovals - I used the Sundae of Seasons CD Rom for the images and papers.
available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk. I printed the flower pot, fence images out and then the backing papers. I made a Stepper Card and matted the backing paper onto the card. I then cut out a scalloped oval and plain oval using dies cut out the flower in the flower pot and adhered it to the ovals. I added a button for the center. I then cut out the smaller flower pot and fence and put that on the front step and added a ticket sentiment. There it is. I hope you like it.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Hello there, Happy April Fool day! Today's challenge for Flatfriends is "Sentiments" I chose this young lad, which is one of Emma Canning's designs, available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk or Etsy. I coloured him with my Graph'it markers and cut him out. I made an easel shaped card using kraft cardstock and matted a lovely dotty paper from my crafty stash onto it. I then added two sentiment tickets which I printed from my Dollie Daydream Goes East CD Rom. Coloured, distress and crumpled them up and popped them onto the card as a stopper.
Today's challenge is Flower Power - so I chose my Dollie Daydream Goes East CD Rom available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk. I picked this lovely backing paper, (too many to choose from) and this Panda from the Embellishment section. I printed them out, matted the backing paper onto black cardstock, cut out the Panda and put him on the front. Added a sentiment also from the CD Rom, coloured it pink with my Promarkers and a ribbon to finish it. So quick and easy to make.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
How pretty is this Pop Up Card? I sat at my desk this morning and decided to make one of these. Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles demonstrated this on Create & Craft this week. Her No Measuring Pop Up Box Card! If you would like to see how to make one of these cards, she has put it on Youtube.
I made the Pop Up Box Card then decorated it. I used papers from Close to My Heart with bees on it, edged the flaps with a daisy punch. Then I stamped and punched out the flowers and butterflies, die cut some florals and put it altogether. I used a ticket sentiment and added it to the front. There it is.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Oh I love this card - I have just made one for my Polkadoodles DT Challenge using their products. So I decided to use the Stampin Up Stamps and Punches that has made this card. I love Black and White cards also. So to me this has turned out pefect. I have made this as a Thank you card for a dear friend that is helping me at the moment. I cut out the flowerpot using my template and instructions that I saw on Youtube - flowerpot card. I stamped out all the flowers and butterflies and then punched them out. I punched out a daisy border using a Martha Stewart punch to keep the flowerpot together and added a flower and butterfly. I then die cut a flower border and cut it in half. I then cut a piece of white card and matted it onto black cardstock, added a Thank you sentiment at the bottom. Adhered the die cut flowery border to the side of the cards added the three flowers and then on the frongs of the flowery twine I adhered the butterflies using pinflair silicone glue, added some more butterflies to complete the flowerpot! Love it!
My card today hasn't any characters as I decided to do this lovely little flower pot card made from plain cardstock and papers from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD Rom (available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk). I cut out a template for the card and matted one of the papers on the front. I then cut out a border to go around the flower put to keep it together, I then added a tag and bow. I then cut out some cream card and matted it on the brown cardstock for the flower tag. I stamped Happy Mother's Day at the bottom and then added my punched out flowers from the two background papers, added little buttons for the centres. I also die cut a flowery twine and cut it in half and put it at the back of the flowers. I really love how this has turned out.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
How cute is this image? This is image is called Cala Lily and is from Aurora Wings Digi Images.
I printed her out and coloured her with my Graph'it Markers. I then cut around the image and adhered her to some pretty green paper that I had in my paper stash. Cut out the frame using a Spellbinders die. I then added some die cut flowers and butterfly. No sentiment is needed for this lovely card I think x
I thought I would enter this card in the Graph'it Markers Challenge.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
So for today's Digi Choosday challenge its Animals. So I went through all my Polkadoodles CD Rom to find some cute animals. I chose the Sugar Plum Daisy CD Rom, this is a lovely CD rom, cute images, lovely backing papers and scenes. I first found the background I liked, then some bees, then some hedgehogs and finally picked the little girl. I printed them all off separately. I made a stepper card and matted the background and border onto some black cardstock. I then cut out the images and popped the bees on some acetate, so they look like they are flying, put 3D foam pads onto to her and the hedgies to give the card some dimension. Printed a sheet of sentiments off the CD also and chose one of them and matted it onto black cardstock also. What a cute card x
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Hello there, doesn't the weeks fly by - It's Digi Choosday again! this week, I have chosen an image from Emma Canning and coloured him with my Graph'it markers. Edged the image softly with my Pan Pastels. Adhered him to a Spellbinders die cut and then matted him on some stripey paper that I had in my crafty stash and then onto a kraft cardstock card. I printed a stack of books out from the Pretty Tuff CD Rom (available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk) and added a sentiment. A quick and easy card. I hope you like it.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Hello there! For my Digi Choosday Challenge this week it is "One for the Ladies". I chose this digi image from the Candy Doodles CD Rom (available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk) and coloured her in using my promarkers. The colours are more subtle than the Graph'it markers, but I think she turned out good. I cut the image out using a Spellbinders (Splendid Circles) die. I then chose a backing paper from the CD Rom and matted it onto black cardstock. I cut a ribbon strip with the black cardstock also. Adhered it to the card, used 3D sticky dots on the topper to give it some dimension. Cut out two of the butterflies from the remainder of the backing papers and adhered them to the ribbon strip using Pinflair glue. Well that is it for today, I hope you like the card. See you next week x
Friday, March 7, 2014
Hi there, for this week's Design Team Challenge for Polkadoodles, I chose to use the Picknix Collection 1 CD Rom available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk to digitally create a card.
I chose papers and embellishments from the Welcome Home Section. This sums up my memories of my Mum when I was young - She was always in the kitchen, making dinner, cakes, pies and drinking coffee and the odd sherry at Christmas! Ha Ha! So this is for you Mum xx
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Hello, our challenge for today was Spring Florals - I love Spring, the warmth of the sun, the buds on the trees and the birds singing! Ummmm..... Ok back to reality, it is cold and dull in Germany today! Anyway, for this week's challenge I decided to go through all my Polkadoodle CD Roms! Umm... I have quite a lot now and love them all! I chose Candy Doodles available at www.polkadoodles.co.uk
where I picked this lovely little chap holding a bouquet of daisies and two backing papers. I printed them out, cut out my little man and then adhered the backing paper to the card blank, added him and then punched out some butterflies and flowers using my new punch. Added a little glitter and centers to the flowers using dimentional paint and of course a sentiment. There it is for today, I hope you like it x
Saturday, March 1, 2014
For our challenge this month is For the Boys!! I chose this new image from Emma Canning, which is available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk., coloured it with Graph'it markers and cut it out. I had some stripey card in my crafty stash and thought it looked with the image. I distressed the edges, cut a banner and adhered them to the card blank. I then added a sentiment. Simple, but cool for a teenager!
Friday, February 28, 2014
This card was made especially for my Step-Granddaughter Mikayla for her 12th Birthday. I printed an image from the Dollie Daydream goes East CD rom. Available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk.
I then coloured her with my Graph'it markers and cut and matted the image. I used the papers and alphabet from the CD rom and took them into my Craft Artist programme to make the background.
I then die cut some cherry blossom and branches and then printed a scroll sentiment. I love how this card has turned out.