Wednesday 27 April 2016

TPS Challenge #246 ~ Pearls

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a good week.
I'm so excited...only 2 more sleeps and I'm off to Naples, Florida with my lovely daughter...can't wait!
 We've researched beaches, restaurants and much to see and do so 
look out we come!

On to today's challenge at
where the theme this week will be "Pearls"

I've coloured a very popular digital image from the shop called "Tulips" available here.

Coloured with Copics
Martha Stewart punch used to create the flower border
SB Floral Ovals cut in burgundy cardstock
String of pearls glued around the edge
Flowers from WOC
MS fern punch to create foliage

 I would like to enter the following challenges:

We have a wonderful prize for the winner as always.  
Hope you can play along with us...we'd love to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday 22 April 2016

Winter Blossoms at Winter Wonderland

Hello again,
I'm back with my second post for today.
psst...if you're looking for my Fussy & Fancy Friday post please scroll down

Today it's the Snowflakes turn to host the  
where our lovely host Marie has chosen the theme "Winter Blossoms"

I've coloured with copics an image that's been waiting so long to be showcased.
I love this image by Aurora Wings called Christmas Floral available here
I roughly followed the colour scheme Mitzi  had shown a glimpse of on her drawing.
Then just added matting and my die cut rose
...a fairly simple design to showcase this beautiful image.

Flower created using Spellbinders Rose Creations die
Leaves are from my stash
Sentiment is an Elizabeth Craft Die #939
Green DP - SU Certainly celery
Burgundy - Michaels Craft Store as well as the silver embossed DP

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week
the fabulous Bugaboo


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #27 - Say it with Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today.
 Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week
 and have a wonderful weekend.

Female Birthday Card

Hi everyone,
I'm here today to let you know about the new challenge starting at 
where our lovely, super talented Theresa has chosen the theme "Female Birthday" 

No colouring for me today...just some lovely die cuts that make for a
very feminine card.  Hope you like it.

Shape cut in cream on my Grand Calibur using GoKreate No 360022 XXL Square Frame Frilly #2
then using the next 2 sizes down cut the pink and patterned layer.
Spellbinder Victorian Medallion Two cut in cream, adding the smaller die from the set
to the center.  Sentiment stamped on pink vellum using VersaMark and then Rangers Seafoam White embossing powder before heat embossing.  Lace, flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash.
70 cut using QuicKutz die

Pink vellum used on the inside with Spellbinders Victoria Accents, cut in cream
and added to the center.

We are fortunate to have the wonderful Sweet Lilac Flowers
sponsoring us this week and offering a wonderful prize to the winner.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #359 - Ribbons & Roses
Crafting for All Seasons #124 - Flowers, Ribbon, Backing Paper

Thanks for stopping by today and if you get a chance please stop by the blog
and see the wonderful inspiration by my talented team mates.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #301

Hi folks,
Hope you've had a good week so far.  
Well it's Wednesday and that means a new challenge begins at
where our lovely host Catherine has chosen the theme "Winged Things"

I've coloured with Copics an image supplied by our wonderful sponsor this week

This cutie is called "Rory Catching Butterflies"

Now I think this is my new favourite colour combo.  I picked up the pale aqua raffia and lace on sale at Michaels and knew I wanted to pare it with pink and white.
 So happy with the outcome...and yes my mojo came back just in time.
The butterflies are a MB die and the edge die cut is a Tim Holtz die
Circle is Joy Crafts 6003/1002
DP is from my scrap box - Graphic 45 I think

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you playing along with us.

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Tons of Flowers @ TPS

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week.

Today starts an exciting new challenge at 
where the theme is "Tons of Flowers" ..yes we want to see lots of flowers.

I've coloured one of the newest digis called "Daisies in Paradise"
This reminded me of the gerber daisies I have growing in pots in the kitchen.
I kind of lost the plot when using the SB Rose creations die but with
a little imagination perhaps they look a little like daisies.

Coloured with Copics. DP from Graphic 45 and the leaves were created using
MS fern punch.  The white flowers are from WOC, lace ribbon from Michaels
SB Rose creations die used to created the base of the flowers
Sentiment is a LOTV acrylic stamp
Diamond Stickles added to the mushroom, wings and center of the daisies.

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Incy Wincy Designs - Colour me Wonderful  (Copics)

As always there is a fabulous prize offered to the winner,
especially of you use a TPS image. 

 Hope to see you there.

Monday 11 April 2016

Woodland Friends at The Cutie Pie Challenge

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend.
Still feels like winter outside but the weather man tells us it's going to warm up...yeah!
Now I must confess...I've lost my mojo...first I blamed it on my holidays, then I got really sick and
that sure didn't help.  I had a wonderful time when my beautiful sister visited ..but then my
mojo went deep into hiding.    So if you see it...please tell it to come back!  
It's such a chore when it's not around!

Today starts a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge
The theme for #98 is Woodland Friends
and we have the fabulous Pink Gem Designs as our sponsor.


 I've used a pre-coloured "Freddy in Glasses" today on my card.

DP - Paper House 'The Great Outdoors mini paper pad
MB - Grand Oak Tree
Button punched using MS button punch
Sentiment created with an old QuicKutz die
SB circles

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #171 - AG option masculine card
Crafty Friends Challenge #29 - For a Child

Thanks for stopping by today and if you get a chance, please drop by the
challenge and see the wonderful inspiration from my talented team mates.

Friday 8 April 2016

Bells & Baubles

Hi everyone,
I do hope you've had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.
This week flew most seem to do now. 

On to today's challenge for Winter Wonderland
where our talented team mate Carol is the host and has chosen the theme "Baubles"

Our sponsor is the wonderful Crafty Sentiments who are offering 3 digis
of their choice to the winner.


I couldn't resist colouring the very cute "Snowman Bell" digi
that was generously supplied by our sponsor.

Coloured with Copics
Snowman - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02
Nose: YR24, Y15
Blue:  B29, B24, B39
Yellow:  YR24, YR23, Y15
Background:  C2, C1, BG01, BG000
DP - Bo Bunny
Snowflakes - Write Impressions
Ribbon - Michaels

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 Cute Card Thursday #490 - Something Shiny

Thanks for stopping by today,

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Birdday Chickie

Hi everyone,
I'm here to announce the new challenge starting today at 
 where our lovely host has chosen the theme "Big Birthdays"  

We have the great Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor this week
who generously supplied us with our choice of digi, mine being "Chickz Happy Birdday Chickie"
A very CAS design, image coloured with copics and sentiment is
MFT Big Greetings stamp

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Going to keep it short today...still feeling under the weather