Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sorry You're Leaving

Card making has all but ground to a hault for me this summer, been busy gardening and then this past week I've been helping my neighbour prepare for the local agricultural show which is on this weekend.

The DST was however brought into action today as I was asked to make a nurse leaving card.  I found a super new image from Papernest Dolls for the job and teamed her up with Basic Grey paper.  A simple card, focusing mainly on the image, and a touch of accents added to the stethoscope.


Challenges;
Papernest Dolls - Anything goes
Sketch Saturday -320- maybe not close enough to the sketch tho?
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything goes


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Fruit & Veg & Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's Birthday, and as it's me that's hosting the challenge over at an Oldie But a Goodie this time, I thought I'd pick a theme that would help me create his card.  So todays challenge is

Fruit & Veg
(Please also use something older than 6 months on your card and tell us what it is)

Now my Dad is a super keen gardener and veggies are his speciality (although he's also very good at growing roses and keeping his grass in tip-top condition,) so here are a few inspirational pics of his garden to help you with your creations.




For my card, I chose a JustInklined garden themed digi, called Gardener's Harvest - Available Here which I thought would be perfect for my Dad. I've had it for over 6 months, kept specially for this card! As for my card, well it's nice and simple with kraft and a charm, burlap and neutral papers.  All my colouring is done using Promarkers.



Challenges;
Sweet Stampin - Favourite Stamp - Not sure if I have a favourite actually, but this was defo my favourite for my Dad's card!
Stempelsonne - Summer
Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - The Great Outdoors ... in the garden!
Chrisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Sketcn n Stash - Sketch 72 - New charm but everything else is old


Card Mania - How charming - use a charm
Pink Elephant - (TPE260) - Summertime - gardening
Just Inspirational - 3 or more layers

Finally, I've decided it was time to reduce my design team commitments and stand down from the OBAG team.  It's almost 3 years since I started with the team and it was my first DT position.  Thanks Fran for having me on the team, I've had loads of fun and met some fantastic bloggers through my time here.

And as a little thank you, I have a little stamp prize for this weeks winner - it's the garden themed Penny Black slapstick shown below;


Friday, 18 July 2014

Bugaboo Christmas in July Days 5 - 7

Continuing on from my last post, here are the remainder of my Bugaboo Christmas cards for their 4th Annual Christmas in July Event.



Day 5 - Bingo Challenge + Make it Funny
Well I don't know about you, but I think this image is funny! A perfect Summer/Christmas stamp!


As for my bingo line its 1down - Bugaboo/Sand/Sparkley - Used glamour dust on hat.



Challenges;
Catch The Bug - Day 5 - CiJ
Diva's by Design - Christmas in July
SSW2 -  Sketch below,

Hambo Hoedown - Christmas in July
Hobbybook Designer - Christmas in July
4 Crafty Chicks - The great outdoors
CRAFT - Christmas in July
Cute Card Thurs - Fun in the sun

Day 6 - Photo Challenge Oldie But Goodie



It's another tropical Santa today, picking up on the beach theme from this inspirational picture, & I'm assuming there's a nice cool drink in that coconut.



Challenges;
Catch The Bug - Day 6 - CiJ
Sketch n Stash - Use an old sketch - No 52
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July


Day 7 - Friday Freebie Challenge "C" is for...Christmas and Candy Cane & Colourful!


Challenges;
Catch The Bug - Day 7 - CiJ

Thursday, 17 July 2014

MAWTT - Colour Inspiration

So how's everybody today?  Summer holidays for the Scottish schools are now in full swing - not that that concerns me now with both boys left! With the summer season, MAWTT decided to drop to being a fortnightly challenge to give us DT ladies a rest.  Somehow or other I haven't noticed the difference though as I flipped teams last challenge and now I'm back to team A, so as of yet I haven't had a break!  Not that I mind though as I was eager to use my new Art Impressions stamp for the latest challenge as today we are looking for Nice Bright Summer Colours as we take on a

Colour Challenge 

and use the colours below for inspiration...


For my card, I picked up on the torquoise and green shades and made this...


The image is a new one I got from Art Impressions, the sentiment tags LOTV and the paper MME, Be Amazed.

Sponsoring us this week is Clare, a past DT member of MAwtt and she is offering our lucky winner the robot stamp set below,



Challenges;
A song in your He(art) - 3 times a lady - loved the song, remember it well!
Crafters Cafe - Birthdays
I Love Promarkers - Girls - Well big girls really!
Come & Get It - Colours of Summer
Art Impressions - Big Birthdays
Crafty Little Fairies - Summer Fun
Milk Coffee - Birthday Challenge


PS - I've lost my voice, chatted too much to my sis and nieces yesterday! Some however in the household don't see this as a bad thing!!! Jx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Days 1 - 4

This week, Bugaboo are holding their 4th annual Christmas in July event and as I'm a huge fan, I used this week long challenge to boost my Christmas card stocks and get me back on track with Christmas production.  Rather than post my cards daily, I decided to do a couple of  posts containing all 7 cards.

Challenges pertaining to each card are listed beneath.



Day 1 - Saturday Santa Challenge
Made using Chimney Santa - Available here.


Challenges;
Catch The Bug - Day 1 - CiJ - Santa
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Christmas in July, with dies or punches - LaLaLand filigree die
CHCE - Anything
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas in July

Day 2 - Stella Says Sketch 

Challenges;
Catch The Bug - Day 2 - CiJ - SSS
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas in July
Storyteller - Christmas in July
Holly Jolly - Christmas Critters


Day 3 - Colour Challenge Lime/Pink/Purple





Challenges;
Catch The Bug - Day 3 - CiJ
The Glory of Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Recipe, 1 Image, 2 Embellishments (Candy & Pearls) 1 Sentiment
CHCC - Glam Glitter & Bling - Glossy Accents & Glamour Dust

Day 4 - Recipe Challenge Kraft/Emboss/Snowflake (Embossing with frantage.)



Challenges;
Catch The Bug - Day 4 - CiJ
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - N for Number - 25
Christmas @ Sweet Stampin - Kraft @ Christmas

My Day 4 Card won First Prize at Catch The Bug!!!



Due to the number of challenges I've entered I thought it best to split my Bugaboo Christmas in July entry into 2 posts, Jx

Friday, 11 July 2014

Sandy Hugs & Salty Kisses

Just a quick post today with a quick CAS card.  I saw this image over at From The Heart Stamps whilst looking for religious images and low and behold it followed me through checkout!


Now it's a super sunny day here today, the washing's on and I'm heading through to visit my parents, so this is to be short & sweet!  Have a lovely day yourselves, Jx

Challenges;
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Summer Fun - at the beach
Crafting With Dragonflies - CAS
Fab n Funky - Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge - Add a sentiment
CAS on Sunday - one layer
Come & Get It - Cool things for summer - the beach
Passion for Promarkers - Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

School Is Out

I'm way ahead of myself here, but I know last Summer I found it a real bonus to have worked ahead over the holiday period, so there wasn't as much pressure on to get DT work out.

So today's card is for the current challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie.  Anne-Marie  has chosen...

School's Out 
(Remember to use an item older than 6months on your project and to tell us what it it.)

as our theme.

In my case the oldie was the image - as infact was the colouring - think it was one I prepared last year but never turned into a card.


The paper is a 12x12 sheet - MME Lime Twist and my colouring by Promarker.

Challenges;
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Cutie Pies - Use a cute digi
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Fairy tale - from a child
Digi Galore - Anything Goes

It's a good job I did have this prepared in advance as we ended up in Aberdeen last night staying over for a little break. Watched a DVD, Philomena, with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, best film I've seen in ages so I recommend it to you all. A great story, funny, sad, moving and true. Jx


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Am I showing my age again - hands up if you remember this Cyndi Lauper hit from the 80's? They really don't make video's like that any more do they...thank goodness!

Anyway, back to today and the new challenge over at Moving Along With the Times - set by me, it's...

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!"  

And here is my fun card using a great Stamping Bella image and some pretty Bo Bunny papers.  Flowers are WOC - ages since I've used any and the doily is pinched from Stella next door!


Now to add a bit of fun to the proceedings, I'm offering the winner a £10 gift voucher from LOTV.


This was to be my blog hop prize last week but due to technical difficulties it never made it to my post. 

For more inspiration, please head back to the main MAWTT page where you can see the rest of the DT's great cards.

Now, flipping back to last week and my blog hop winner... well it's comment 34


Who just so happens to be my old Do-craft buddy who I still chat to regularly ... Sam/Whisper!!!! Yeah, couldn't think of a better home, hmm if she used Promarkers!  So come on Sam, now's your chance as you'll be getting a super starter pack with loads of great shades!

Finally can I just say that my Race For Life total has now reached £190 for Cancer Research and that I've added a few more photo's from the race for those interested,  Thanks again to any one who sponsored me. Jx

Challenges;
Card Mania - Circles
ABC Challenge - O for Orange
Papertake - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Summer Girls - think so with dresses like that on!
Fussy & Fancy - Summer time - summer colours & dresses.
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Animals or People - In real life I like both.  In the crafty world I love both, but my clear favourite this week has to be people, cause I'm so pleased with my colouring on this one.  Hope that doesn't sound big headed!
Crafty Little Fairies - Summer Fun - Think these girlies are off to a party!