Wednesday, 8 December 2010

My Special Guest Designer spot over at PINK GEM Challenges

Wahooooo how cool is this???
a few weeks ago I was kindly asked by Janet of Pink Gem Designs to be their
Special Guest Designer at A Gem of a Challenge for their
December's Monthly Challenge. (Challenge 11) ...
obviously I woz unsure at first as I didnt know what a SGD had to do lolol...
but I soon accepted this wonderful opportunity with great excitement.
Each new Challenge is posted on A Gem of A Challenge on the 8th of each month.
Their DT member Rebekah.... is hosting this month's challenge
and has set the Sketch below for you all to follow....
there is also an added 'optional' extra of distressing the card.
For my card I chose the Pink Gem's stamp 'Winter Hoot' &
coloured it with my Promarkers
and I added a circle sentiment that I created myself
I used my 'Snow Marker' pen for the scarf & hat
I used card from my card stock & also embossed one of the backing papers
using one of my 'snowflake' folders on my Cuttlebug & I also distressed the edges
I used my Martha Stewart Icicle punch & covered with stickles glitter glue
For the large snowflake I used my Marianne Design Creatables die...
then I used myMartha Stewart Snowflake punch for the smaller snowflake
then to finish it off I just added a gem
& this is Rebekah's fantastic sketch that we all had to follow 8oD
Good Luck everyone & TFL xXx

Friday, 29 October 2010

Here is my NEW Challenge Card 8oD

Here is my new challenge card & I am gonna be entering it into the following:
Just Cute Bears Challenge #38 - Sketch by Helen
Teddy Stampers Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly & Bright
I used my Nellie Snellen die for the centre piece then used my scolloped scissors the wrong way to create the inner circle
Then I created & printed the patterned papers from my pc
I created the holly images & created a wreath then used my own bears to add to it... all coloured then printed etc using my pc
Used my martha Stewart branch punch & added a bow...
some adhesive beads & some flowers for decoration
Added Stickles glitter glue for a little sparkle & shine ;o)
This is the sketch we had to follow for Just Cute Bears which woz created by Helen 8oD
TFL xXx

Monday, 25 October 2010

My Entry 4 the Papertake Weekly Challenge #49

Here is my entry 4 the Papertake Weekly Challenge #49
this week's challenge is to follow a sketch (posted below my card entry)
I coloured the image using my Promarkers
All card & paper is from my own stash or printed off my pc lol
The ribbon is from my stash & the sentiment is what I created & printed

This is the sketch we had to follow... TFL xXx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

My Entry 4 Sketch & Stash Challenge #46

here is another challenge card that I created this evening
this is for the sketch challenge over on Sketch & Stash Challenge #46
which is where our gorgeous Lizzy Minshall is now a DT member 8oD
& also for the Papertake Weekly Challenge - 3 of a kind
the image is a digi image Ive had for ages & I coloured her with my Promarkers
again I used my new cardstock from Papermania -Henbury Lane - Poinsettia... the strips are done using my Papermania adhesive fabric ribbon - A Silent Night
I created my own poinsettia's (3 on each side) using templates I created
the leafy branch is a Martha Stewart punch
then added the red card candy (3 in a row) in each corner 8oD
This is the sketch we had to follow.... TFL xXx

Monday, 11 October 2010

My Entry 4 A Gem Of A Challenge #9

Here is my new challenge card 4 A Gem of a Challenge #9 Sketch by Sharon
I printed the free digi image from Pink Gem & coloured it with my Promarkers
I used my new cardstock from Papermania -Henbury Lane - Poinsettia
I used my Snow marker pen for the hat... scarf & snowdrops
I added a flat back white bead for the mistletoe bud.... then stamped & added a sentiment
punched snowflakes then covered with Stickles glue for sparkle
This is the sketch we had to follow created by Sharon
TFL ;o) xXx

Another Challenge Card (wasn't made for a challenge originally) lolol

I originally created this ribbon Christmas card randomly this evening
to give to my Mum & Step-Dad for Chrismas....
then found it went with a couple of challenges lolol
& the other on A Spoonful of Sugar lolol
the image woz downloaded from sum where on the net lol then printed & decoupaged
The paper & cardstock is from my stash
I made the ribbon frame by wrapping ribbon round a cardboard ring & then I added a blue frill
(well... the frill woz originally white... but I coloured it with my Promarkers lolol
I designed the poinsettia's & put them together after cutting em out with a craft knife lol
I also designed & printed the sentiment badge & added that to the card with ribbon from my stash lolol.... I used stickles glitter glue on the poinsettia's.... the snowman's hat 'n' scarf & the sentiment badge & the background paper is also glossy & glittery... TFL xXx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

My Entry 4 Sketch Saturday Challenge # 123 - 2nd October

Here is my latest challenge card
its for Sketch Saturday Challenge # 123 - 2nd October
I printed the image using my new stamp from 'The Bear Essentials' range
I coloured the image using my Promarkers & used stickles glue for the snow
I used green ribbon for the framed effect (a new technique I love lol)
Papers & card from my own stash
Used my new snowflake folder with my Cuttlebug for the red centerpiece
typed & printed sentiments in GCF
Then added charm snowflake to finish
This is the sketch we had to follow... Skeych by Paula
TFL xXx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

My Entry 4 A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #123

Here is my entry 4 A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #123 - Spots & Stripes
I coloured my stamped image using my Promarkers
Back spotty & striped card from stash... distressed with scissors lol
metallic copper spotty & striped card from new DCVW 'The Natural matstack'
(a gift from craftingallday aka Teresa for winning her challenge hehehe)
again I distressed the edges using scissors lol
ribbon from stash... snoflakes die cut & punched
Sentiment created in PSP & GCF & printed... then ditressed with brown ink
& thats it lolol... TFL xXx

Monday, 27 September 2010

Another **NEW** Challenge Card 8oD

Here is my new challenge card..
I will be entering this card into the following challenges....
One Stop Crafts - Snowflakes
The Craft Pad - Christmas Sparkle
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sketch by Moni
Okies.... here's what I used/did
I used one of my gorgeous lil Snowflake stamps & cut it out with my Nesties
& then coloured her with my Promarkers
Silver & blue card is from my stash
I used my icicle border punch for the centre line instead of using ribbon lol
Large silver snowflake woz a pack which were bought online
Medium snowflakes are die cuts & tiny snowflakes are punched... then
they were coated with stickles glitter glue for added sparkle lol
Sentiment woz created in PSP & printed... then added to matching backing card 8oD
This is the skecth we were to follow at Bunny Zoe's Crafts....
Sketch by Moni.... TFL xXx

Sunday, 26 September 2010

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This is what the wonderful Karen is offering over at
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if your interested in finding out how to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous treasure...
pleez pop on over to Karen's awesome blog & follow the instructions ;o)
(below is a full list of what's on offer)

here's what you get if you're the lucky winner:

100 sheets of 6x6 Designer Paper
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Alphabet Clear Stamps by Studio G
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5 Brass Embossing Templates
2 Metal Art by Studio K
Prudence Collection Glitter Diecuts by Crate Paper
Ka-Jinker Tool
1 each White and Clear Ka-Jinker Links
2 White Ka-Jinker Jems
4 Flower Ka-Jinker Jems (purple, light pink, clear and light green)
Scroll Ornament 2 Rhinestones by Me & My Big Ideas
Lavendar Gemstones by Hero Arts
Teal Gemstones by Hero Arts
Circle, Oval and Rectangle Tags by Stampin' Up
Journaling Book 1 Stickers by American Crafts
Carte Postale Label Sticker Book by 7 Gypsies
Swatch Book Monogram Rub-ons by Art Warehouse
Tags by 7 Gypsies
6 Ribbon (blue, green, burgundy and yellow)

Friday, 24 September 2010

My Entry 4 the Cute Card Thursday & A Passion for Promarkers

here is my entry 4 the
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 131 - A Sketch by Leann
& A Passion For Promarkers - make your own flowers
I used my Milton & Co stamp & coloured it with my Promarkers
paper & cardstock from stash
Punched some flowers & paper folded the larger one from a template
stamped sentiment & added it to matching card
This is the sketch we had to follow 8oD TFL xXx

Thursday, 23 September 2010

My *NEW* Challenge card 8oD

& here it is 8oD
I am entering this card into the following challenges...
Just Cute Bears Challenge #35 - Punch It
& Papertake Weekly Challenge - Animal Magic


I created my own backing paper in PSP (Paint Shop Pro) & then printed it
the blue & white cardstock is from my stash
Gorgeous LOTV image used & coloured using my Promarkers
the sentiment is a ribbon which is also from my stash
I used my Joanna Sheen Icicle border punch & covered it with
my 'Snow Marker' pen... then fluffed it up using my heat gun when it had dried.
I used a couple of Nesties dies for the largest 2 Snowflakes
then I used a punch for the smaller snowflake...
I then added an adhesive bead to the centre of each one to finish them off...
then finally I added a snowflake charm... I just attatched it with ordinary
craft wire & then used my glue gun to keep it in place... TFL xXx


Monday, 13 September 2010

My Entry 4 The Corrosive Challenge #81 Sketch Time 8o)

Here is another Challenge card that I have done.... this card is for....
The Corrosive Challenge #81 - Sketch Time!
I used an image from my stash & coloured it with my Promarkers
The Oval Nestie centre-piece woz a gift from a wonderful Docrafts friend
which had been sent for my birthday 8oD
papers & card from stash... ribbon from stash
Large aqua flower from stash... small pink flowers done by my new
X Cut emboss flower punch... I just cut it off the card lolol
Added a couple of swirls done with my swirl punch
& used candy for flower centre's
The sentiment is what I found in my stash already a star shape..
cool huh?? ;o) lolol

This is the sketch we had to follow... TFL xXx

Sunday, 12 September 2010

My Entry 4 Cutie Sunday & Paper Sundeas Challenges 8oD

Here I am again with another card for some more challenges ;o)
This card will be entered into these challenges:-
Cutie Sunday - Pretty in Pink &
Paper Sundaes - a minimum of 3 different embellishments
I stamped 'Laybug Tilda' onto white cardstock & coloured with my Promarkers
The pink & white papers & patterned pink card are from my stash
flat beads... fabric & card flowers are all from my stash
the ribbon is also from my stash & I made a bow to match
The needles I bought with one bead on but I decided to glue on some more lolol
I stamped the sentiment onto the same cardstock I used for the Tilda stamp
& added it to the pink backing paper to match the rest of the card
What dya think??? TFL xXx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

My Entry 4 the Stamp Something Challenge 11.08.10

This is my entry 4 the Stamp Something Challenge
The challenge woz to use 'spots & stripes'
I used one of my fave images 'Ladybug Tilda'... coloured using my Promarkers
the paper is from my stash... as is the ribbon... I also added a lil flower charm 8o)
I stamped the sentiment too & added it to an oval shape drawn & cut by hand...
then cut a bigger oval in a different colour with scolloped scissors.
I like the end result.. how bout you?? pleez feel free to leave any comments 8oD
TFL xXx

Friday, 10 September 2010

My entry for Create4fun Challenge Wk36

Here is my entry for Create4fun Challenge Wk36
I decided to do another Christmas card again for this sketch....
well lets face it.... am gonna need em anyways aren't I???? & what better way to do em than with a great challenge ;o) hehehe
The papers are from my lovely stash... & I created the sentiment myself in PSP....
this gorgeous bear is from LOTV... the image woz sent to me by a
wonderful person ;o) hehehee... then I coloured it with my Promarkers 8o)
Snowflakes were created from punches then glittered with stickles.

This is the sketch we had to follow... TFL xXx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

My Entry 4 A Gem Of A Challenge Sketch Challenge #8

Here is my latest challenge card for
A Gem Of A Challenge Sketch Challenge #8
I decided to use one of my new Pink Gem Design stamps which I LOVE ;o)
A Christmas theme woz also chosen due to the stamp lolol
Decided to go unconventional too without using red or green
so I also decided to enter Pollycraft Monday Challenge #60
- Christmas with no red or green... I think this fits lolol


Here is the sketch we had to follow on Pink Gem which woz created by Janet
TFL xXx

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

My Entry 4 some great challenges ;o)

Here is my entry 4 the Fab 'n' Funky challenge #39 "What'eva"
Passion for Promarkers Week 68.... the theme is 'Sweet Treats'
& also for A Spoonfull Of Sugar Challenge #120
the theme this week chosen by Marley...
woz 'anything with an animal on it' lolol
I decided on using Henry mouse for a change lolol I love him... he's so cute 8oP
Papers were from my stash... image coloured with my Promarkers
All 'coloured' Nesties shapes are thanx to wonderful friends... Thank you ♥ ;o)
Corners I cut using my deckle scissors to match my Nesties image & sentiment lol
I embossed the corners using one of my embossong boards lol
Sentiment woz stamped with a stamp from a set that I have
& then to finish off... I added some card candy to the yellow corners 8oD
TIA for any comments you might leave ;o) xXx

My Entry 4 the Just Cute Bears Challenge #33

Here is my entry 4 the Just Cute Bears Challenge #33
This week's challenge is 'Let's go Dotty'
I decided to use one of my new images that a wonderful friend sent to me recently 8oD
The dotty papers I created & printed myself... other papers from my stash lolol
The embossed dots is also from my stash... thanx to more wonderful friends ;o)
The gold snowflakes I did with my new Nesties & the red snowflakes are done by using
a Joanna Sheen punch that I already had.
I made the sentiment myself too using PSP & the ribbon is from my stash too ;o)
Thanx for looking... any comments would be awesome... TIA xXx

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

My Entry 4 Sketch Saturday... Sketch Wk #119

Here is my newest challenge card...
it is for Sketch Saturday ... Sketch Challenge... Week #119
I decided to use one of my newest stamps that I bought recently from Pink Gem Designs... she's called Chloe... gorgeous aint she??? hehehe
I stamped the image onto the polka dot paper to get the pattern for her dungaree's lolol then obviously I stamped onto plain card & coloured the image using my Promarkers. Flowers & paper were from my stash & ribbon woz from daughter's birthday cake LOLOL
& I also used some of my new hinges that I won ;o) hehehehe
Why not join in with all the fab... funky challenges????...
there are lots of different types to choose from & its ALL fun ;o) hehehe


This is the sketch we had to follow 8o)
TFL xXx