Monday, 20 June 2016

Sun Sand & Sea

So here we are, British Summertime at it's best - and hopefully you are enjoying good weather where ever you are.  Today's challenge over at Ooh La La has been set by Pauline, and it's a super Summer theme, she's looking for,

Sun Sand & Sea 

Now this was a tricky one for me, cause there are two gorgeous beach images on the Paula Oakley CD and I was torn between which one to use.  In the end I went with this donkey image, cause I used the promenade one last year for a similar challenge theme!



As well as the CD items, my card uses embossed kraft and a gorgeous faux suede ribbon from The Ribbon Girls.

Challenges;

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Race For Life - Team Happy Feet

Just thought I'd share with you some of our photos from this years race.  We had a super day in lovely weather conditions and all managed to run the full 5K.  Jx







Thursday, 9 June 2016

Music

It's Thursday again which means it's time for a new challenge over at MAWTT and this time Wendy has chosen
Music

as our theme, so hopefully by the end of the fortnight we will just about have a full orchestra!

For my card I went with this sweet Penny Black dog playing his trombone - not sure who I got this image from but its one I've had for ever from the good old Docraft Days when "swappsies" were the name of the game!  I'm thinking it probably came from Miss PB herself, Sam, but it might have been Sharron...who knows! Thanks anyway ?


Back to the card, coloured with Promarkers then set on MME papers I think, but I can't find the pad as I had a tidy!  The music notes and treble clefs are cut from new little dies.

Challenges;
Stamping Sensations - Feature a creature
I Love Promarkers - Inspired by a song - Michael Buble - Feeling Good
Simon Says Stamp - Fathers Day - For a Guy
PBSC - Birthdays
Sweet Stampin - Fathers Day/Special Man Jx

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Weather

Another quick post as I wanted to join the latest Pink Gem Challenge and make a card for my husband.

Thought the sentiment suited my purpose and fitted the bill for the current Pink Gem Challenge which was Weather - Pick a Season - I picked them all! lol



Again it's an 8x8 card using a topper kit and layering up some of the elements.  I also added glossy accents to my raindrops & eyeballs!

Finally I'd just like to draw your attention to my Just Giving Link - Top right on my blog.

So many of you have been so generous in donating to my page and sponsoring me in The Race For Life, raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK, HUGE THANKS!

Well my race is this Sunday and although I've passed my individual fundraising target, our team hasn't quite reached it's target, so if you can spare a pound or two please make a donation and hopefully one day help us all fight cancer.

Thanks guys, Jx

Monday, 6 June 2016

One For The Boys

June at last - hopefully some Summer sun to follow - we can but hope!

Today is the start of a new challenge once more at Ooh La La, and it's the turn of Jen to pick the theme.   This time she's chosen

One For The Boys

Not everyone's favourite I know, but we all have men in our lives and they deserve cards too!

For my card, I reached for my Boys to Men CD and used a lovely harbour image.  This time I went all cream and neutral with it, as the last time I used the image I went all blue and nautical!  Just shows you how a change of paper really affects the end result. My initial card can be seen here.


Jx

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Angry Birds

Just a quick post today as I needed a birthday card for my brother.  Thought he might like an angry bird!

This is my first time using these stamps and matching dies along with distress inks to colour - hence I kept it simple!  Hopefully my inky skills will increase over the summer, Jx

Challenges;
The Male Room - Critters/Bugs - not sure if an angry bird fits?
City Crafters - Feathers
Deep Ocean - Furry or Feathered friends
Aurora Wings - CAS
Di's Digi's - For the boys
Jx



Monday, 23 May 2016

4 Legs not 2!

Morning all, the latest challenge over at Ooh La La is hosted by me so I'm excited to announce that I've choosen

4 Legs not 2

Then proceeded to make a card with cats on 2 legs...I'm mad!!! (But you all know that!)

So my challenge is looking for animal projects basically cause you all know I love animals...and if that animal happens to be a cat, all the better!


Anyway, back to my card which uses an Ooh La La FREEBIE available here.  Papers are off the Shawn Jenkins CD also by Ooh La La and the lace is from my favourite city, Berlin!  The main image is decoupaged and the card completed with die cut hearts pearls and flowers.



The card was for my husband on our 28th wedding anniversary, which we celebrated earlier in the month.

Challenges;
Ribbon Girl - Any Image
In The Pink - Happy anything
City Crafters - Pretty Pinks & Pastels
Everybody Art Challenge - Lace & Pearls
Paper Minutes - Hearts
Show Us Your Pussies - Furry Friends
Zoe Bunny Crafts - Layers
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Congratulations/Wedding Anniversary
Jx

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Kits & Toppers

I'm not normally a one for toppers and card kits, but decided to give the Pink Gem ones a try after winning a recent challenge there!  I guessed there was nothing to loose as they were a prize and that if they made quick cards, all the better for my charity box.

So first off, thank you to Pink Gem for my lovely prize - and I now have to say, I adore these topper sets!  Lots of cutting out and layering required, but it's so worth it when you see the end results!

Here is just one of my Pink Gem Topper makes - hopefully it fits the current theme of flowers.




This set is called "A Little Bird Told Me." and it all fits together perfectly on a 8x8 card blank - in my case with scalloped edges!

As I was saying, I have majorly fallen in love with these toppers, and I keep buying more and more - so be prepared for a Pink Gem showcase in the coming weeks!



For now however I must sign off, I'll be back Mon with my OLL DT card but I'm going to be a bit less active on here for a while as we have family coming to stay and a few appointments pending. Hopefully blogger will manage to keep the show on the road in my absence! Jx

Challenges;
Pink Gem - Flowers
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Things with wings
Allsorts - Happy Birthday-