Wednesday 28 September 2016

Fall Flower Card

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at

where the theme is "Blooming Days"....we'd like to see flowers somewhere on your creation.

 I've coloured with Copics a digi from the shop called Autumn Breeze

Flowers are a mixture from my stash...majority originating from WOC.
Several punches used to create the leaves.
Sentiment created in word.

As always we are sponsored by the lovely Veronica and Pedro
who offer a fabulous prize to the winner of the challenge.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stop by the blog and see the wonderful creations made by my talented team mates.

Friday 23 September 2016

Another Xmas Card for the Pile

Hi everyone,

I hope your week went well and that you've something fun planned for this first Fall weekend.

Today starts a new Challenge at Winter Wonderland were our lovely Christine is the host.
As always we have two themes you can choose from, the first being a Sketch
and the second is Tic, Tac, Toe.   Both can be found on the blog post.

We have two wonderful sponsors this week,


I've used the bottom line of the Tic-Tac-Toe grid, Ribbon, Tree and Punch or Die.
My image is Pre-Coloured.  I was lucky enough to snag some of these
before the Pollycraft shop closed a few years ago.  She is called Pixie Holly.

The trees are cut using MB Magnificent Pine die
Sentiment is from LOTV stamped with VersaMark Red ink
Red ribbon from a box of chocolates.
DP Simple Stories - Cozy Christmas

Inside finished ...just waiting for a Christmas greeting.

We'd love it if you could play along with us this week.
It's never too early to get a head start on those Christmas creations.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Ribbon or Lace

Hi everyone,

I've used some fall colours on my card today for
Fab'n'Funky Challenge #319 
hosted by our lovely Catherine with a theme of "Lace and/or Ribbon".  

This is one of my favourite creations.  I just loved this Aurora Wings image that I
was fortunate enough to win on a challenge - Thank You Mitzi.
I thought she deserved a little Copic ombre colouring.
I coloured this during our stay in Muskoka this summer. Each night we had  visits from
two barred owls, one of which we managed to capture on camera,
 that I'll show you a little later in the post if you hang with me.

We have the wonderful Live & Love Crafts sponsoring us this week
with a prize of £10  to spend in the shop. 
If you are still with is the picture of our nightly visitor.  I thought
it was so cool ..he was doing what owls do best...turn for the camera.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #163 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #330
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #24
Make My Monday Challenge #30 
Pile it On Challenge #117
Sunny Day Crafting #15
613 Avenue Create Challenge #189

Thanks for being here and I hope you can play along with us this week.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Birthday Card for Ch#264 at TPS

Hi everyone,
Today starts Challenge #264 at The Paper Shelter with a theme of
As always we have the wonderful Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter
as our sponsor offering a fabulous prize of $30.
to spend in the shop to the winner using a TPS image
but if not you can still win 3 digi images of your choice

I've used a newer image called "The Most Adorable Ducky" available here in the shop. 

Here's a peek inside

Coloured with Copics:
Body: Y08, Y06, Y02  Beak Y26, Y38, YR16, Y11
Flower:  R00, RV11, BV20
Lilly pad G99, G94, G21, G20
DP - StampinUp
Largest die from SB Splendid Circles set behind the image
QuicKutz numbers 
Doily cut using Marianne CR1201 die
Tag - LOTV

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Monday 12 September 2016

It's A Birthday Party at The Cutie Pie's

Hi everyone,
This post is for a very special Birthday. We are celebrating 
and what a great lineup of prizes we have in store for you this month.

But before I spill the beans here is my card.  I've used a sweet image from Di's Digital Stamps
called Carnation Penny available here in the shop.

To mark this special occasion, we have FIVE fantastic sponsors

 have a wonderful prize for our DT chosen winner
have a $10 online store voucher for a randomly chosen winner
have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner
have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner
Will be offered as an extra special prize for an extra special person - could that be you??? All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog post....and visit next Monday (19th September) and leave another comment on our "A Little Extra Cutie-ness"  Inspiration post to be in with a chance - it's as easy as that!
Card Details:
Coloured with Copics
Square doily made using a Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Punch set
Party Balloons from MFT
Flowers - WOC - MS leaf punches
Butterfly - MB
Pink raffia - Michaels
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday 9 September 2016's cold outside

...oh just kidding....we are in a sauna here with record high temps but this cute image cooled me off!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday.
I'm back again as promised with my second post.
 It's the Snowflakes turn to host this week's challenge at

Winter Wonderland

where our lovely Christine has chosen two themes for you, 
 Lots of Layers or Wish Upon a Star

My choice was lots of layers using some beautiful design paper
from one of our sponsors this week. Michele R Designs
They are called Winter Frost, available here in the shop.

The image from Mo Manning is called Let's Chill. I've used my new Christmas dies that
have become my favourite...Ice Crystals from Joy Craft and Marianne Designs #CR1345.
These were on that shipment that took weeks to arrive..but so worth the wait.
The sentiment is from the Winter Frost set by Michele R Designs.
Image framed using SB Floral Ovals die

Our two fabulous sponsors this week are

offering  €10.00 (euros) voucher to be used in the shop to the winner


 offering a £10 Voucher for the store to the winner

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Challenge "R"  ripped edges 

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you can play along with us this week...
it's never to early to get started on those Christmas creations.

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #172

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at 
where the theme selected by our team mate Tone is music.  

I've used a pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter called
The Music Practice on my card today.

Music sheet is a Memory Box die..Musicality Collage, notes are a La La Land die set
Lace and ribbon from my stash.  Shape made using a GoKreate Frilly#2 square frame die

Our wonderful sponsor this week is 


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by...I'll be back a little later with my second post for today.\

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Fall Colours at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,

 I hope you're having a good week.  I'm slowly getting back to the swing of things...summer has a way of messing with my creativity.  I've so enjoyed the lovely long summer break at Fab'n'Funky....thank you Judith, you are the best!   But it's back to business today with a new challenge where I get to be the host. 

 For Fab'n'Funky Challenge #317 I've chosen the theme "Fall Colours".

So yes I put away my pastels and coloured up a sweet image from our fabulous sponsor this week, 
He is called "Lets Stuff Him" available under the mice category in the shop.

Coloured with Copics
Rake - Marianne Die (waited 8 weeks for this to arrive - letter said airmail but me thinks it must have come on a container ship) ...tested my patience it did
Wooden leaves - Recollections
Raffia - Hobby Lobby
Orange branch - Martha Stewart Punch
Pleated cheesecloth ribbon from a friend

As I mentioned we have the wonderful Di's Digital Stamps as our sponsor this week.
offering $12 to spend in the shop to the winner.

Di's Digi Downloads 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by again and hope you get a chance to play
along with us this week.