Friday 31 July 2015

Summer Time...

Hi everyone,
Hope you had a good week and are ready for the weekend.
It's Civic Holiday  ~ August long weekend for us.

I had a little time today to copic colour the very cute Wryn Beach Babe available here 
 in the Tiddly Inks Digital Shop. 

I thought she was perfect for Tiddly Inks Challenge #162 where the theme is a summer song.
I was singing along to "In the Sun" by Blondie ...oooh I am dating myself here!

 Sister Act Card Challenge #117 has an Anything Goes theme

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Thursday 30 July 2015

Another Christmas Card....

Hi everyone,
I'm back again.....two posts in two days..what a shock!
 I'm on a roll since it's too hot to play outside I'm colouring inside.

Here's a Christmas card that I've just finished. 
 It uses a sweet digital image from Ppinkydollsart called Christmas Gift available here.

 I really like these colours for Christmas...hope you do too.
Coloured with copics - MB Plush Poinsettia Corner die cut twice, one in blue then red.
A bit fussy but worth the effort I think.   The Merry Christmas is an Elizabeth Crafts Die #939

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
  1. ABC Christmas Card Challenge ~ O - off the edge
  2. Crafting for All Seasons Challenge 106 - Christmas in July
  3. Crafty Boots Challenge ~ Christmas in July
  4. Christmas Card Challenge #34 ~ATG
  5. OLLCB Challenge #185 ~ Christmas in July
  6. Southern Girls Challenge ~ ATG
  7. Whimsy Stamps Challenge #85 ~ Christmas in July
Thanks for stopping by today. Your comments are always appreciated.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Dolphin Boy

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week.  
We're in the lazy days of summer with this heat wave
 so here is a little card that might cool things off.

I loved this cute image by Aurora Wings called Dolphin Boy Full Version with Flying Fish
available here.   The sentiment is a stamp I've had for some time and unfortunately I don't know its origin.
Coloured with copics and Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals used for the shape and layers.

Entering the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday 24 July 2015

Things with Wings at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

Hi everyone,

This week has just flown by and oops!! I just realized I forgot to schedule my post for today
so sorry ... better late than never I guess.

Challenge #144 starts today at
and our host is the lovely and super talented Sharon.

We have two wonderful sponsors

My card today uses a cute image from the Fundraiser for Debbie Area of Fresh Brewed Designs
 called  Sunny Days with Friends available here

Coloured with Copics
Shape - Go Kreate XXL Square Frame Frilly #2
Butterflies - MB Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
Bumble bee - Quikutz
Vintage bird cage - Poppystamps Dies
 Joy Crafts#6003/1002

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Moments Challenge #73 - Bingo (lace, image, sentiment)
Mod Squad Challenge ~Wings the Thing

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you get a chance we'd love it if you could
join us this fortnight and don't forget to stop by the blog
 and see the wonderful inspiration from my team mates.   
 Have a great weekend.


Wednesday 22 July 2015

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #269

Hi everyone,
I'm back again with my second post for today,  
this time with my card for 

Our lovely host Chris has chosen the theme "No Pattern Paper"

We have the wonderful Stitchy Bear Stamps sponsoring us this week and I've chosen
the beautiful pre-coloured digital image "Calla Lily" available here to make this very simple card.

I like to print pre-coloured images on glossy photo paper.
Image mounted on green cardstock then SB Reflective Moments die cut.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for being here today.

Under the Sea...

Hi everyone,
We're beginning our Summer Break at The Paper Shelter
with both teams participating in the current challenge.
The theme is a favourite...Anything Goes

I've Copic coloured "Playing Under The Sea" available here

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner, especially if you use a TPS image.

 I'd like to enter the follow challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts July Challenge - Summer Breeze
Craft your Passion Challenge #271 - ATG
IDIC Challenge #273 - Under the Sea
MarkerPop Challenge #73 ~ Summertime

My lovely team mates have created some awesome makes to inspire you
  ~ we'd love to have you play along.

Tuesday 21 July 2015

..and no colouring!

Hi everyone,
I hope this finds you well and enjoying the day.
We were on vacation last week so I've been a very quiet blogger
 but I'm back now and hope to visit you all soon.

My card today uses no coloured images....a change for me but I quite like how this turned out.  
 I had my lovely, crafty granddaughters over for a visit 
and they were thrilled to make a shaker card with me.  
Here is how mine turned out.

I used the lovely Massa Leaf Die from PoppyStamps and added tiny flowers using Martha Stewart smallest hydrangea punch.   Viva Pearl Pen used for the centers. 
 Thank you cut using silver paper - MB die.
I punched stars out of heavy silver cardstock to add inside the box.
I save some of  the clear containers that my SB dies come in and cut them for the window.
Machine stitching around the edge and there you have it.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
In the Pink Challenge #73 - Pink & Floral

Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Round & round we go!

Hi everyone,
Hope you week is going well.

Today starts a new challenge at
with the theme of "Circles" 

I've created a circle card using The Most Adorable Panda pre-coloured digi 
available here in the shop.

All circles cut using SB Grand Calibur Circles and Decorative Circles One dies.
I created the flowers by taking an old silk flower apart by removing the
plastic bits that kept it together and rearranged them using glue,
finished off with a button in the center.
Leafs cut using StampinUp die
As always there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner this week.
I do hope you can play along with us.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card Mania Challenge #70 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Don't be Square'

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Inspired by a Song

Hi everyone,
I do hope your week is going well.
We're half way thru the week and that means a new challenge is starting at
Our fabulous host this is week is our lovely owner Judith who has chosen the theme of

"Inspired by a Song"   

Our sponsor is the wonderful

I've used the adorable Fancy Sunbonnet Beach available here on my shaker card today
 inspired by The Beach Boys.... California Girl

Coloured with Copics
The turtle is a QuicKutz die that I've had for years.
Butterflies are SB
Sun and vines are Die-Namics
DP from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:

We'd love it if you could play along with us this week.

Thursday 2 July 2015

Canada Day Card

Hi everyone,
Hope this finds you well.  
We celebrated a wonderful Canada Day yesterday. 
All the kids/grandkids are off up North for the rest of the week now. 
Seems like most of the town has done that too...
stores were very quiet this morning when I was doing my errands.

I'm very late in posting my Canada day card but here it is.

This came together very quickly.  I couldn't resist colouring cute little Tiddly Ink's Patriotic Wryn.
Background created using SB Reversible Embossing Folder - Mystic
Maple leaves ~ Cuttlebug die
Sentiment - WordArt
Silver stickles on the sparklers

 I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft it Up & Link it Up  - 4th of July or Canada Day
Crafty Creations Challenge #292 - Red, White and/or blue
Little Red Wagon #296 - Red & White
Penny's Paper Craft Challenge #234 - ATG

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday 1 July 2015

TPS Challenge 210 ~ For the Boys

Today starts a new challenge at
and the theme is "For the Boys"

My card uses a couple of very cute pandas called "Teamwork" available here.

Coloured with Copics
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Fishtail dies - MFT
Star - Sizzix

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge 268 - AYG
Crazy Challenge #200 - Spots & Stripes

Thanks for visiting today.  If you get a chance we'd love to have you
play along with us this week.