Monday, 28 March 2011

Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle and Shine

This week at Incy Wincy our challenge is Sparkle and Shine!  How easy?
We have another wonderful sponser too which is

who will kindly give the winner 3 digis of their choice!

The design team were given some of there lovely images too.  I have used this adorable bear and some butterflies.  As i always, i coloured with Promarkers.  I added the sparkle with Stickles.  The green and brown papers were free with a magazine.  And the sentiment is a cardstock sticker from Papermania Granchildren/granparents pad.

Thanks for looking. 

And don't forget to enter my candy while you are here (link at top)

Friday, 25 March 2011

Sew Many Challenges - Spring Fling

This week at Sew Many Challenges our theme is Spring Fling, this is anything to do with spring!

My first card this week is using the gorgeous freebie available until midnight tonight (link at the bottom).  It is as always coloured with promarkers.  The papers are from Daisy and Dandelion and Pink Petticoat.  I know alot of people tend to use more 'designer' papers like K & Co etc but i love Honey and Hugs, Daisy and Dandelion and Forever Friends, i think they are so cute and user friendly and tend to get overlooked! (rant over lol) Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and flower is a prima bloom.

For my second card i used Duncan in a cart of easter eggs, how cute is he!!  I coloured with promarkers and mounted him onto an embossed scalloped circle.  This card is a gatefold although my camera was playing up and wouldn't let me take the inside, it has some matching green card.  Papers are from, you guessed it Honey and Hugs!!

Now some exciting news,  we are having a New Release Blog Hop next week Friday instead of a challenge, the new images are super cute & you won't want to miss the chance to get some free ones! Be sure to plan to come back next week & check it out, here's a small preview:


These new releases are super cute!

Before you go don't forget to pop by the store to pick up this weeks freebie!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Ai Factory - Under the Weather

This week at Ai Factory our challenge is Under the Weather.  The design team were give some fantastic Clip Art to use.   My papers are Daisy and Dandelion and some gorgeous ones i got from ebay.  I have mounted the image onto a nestie and embellished with card candi from Craftworks

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

DigiStamps4Joy - Clean and Simple

This week at Digistamps4joy the theme is Clean and Simple! We would like to see minimal embellishments as possible.

I made this card using Ashleigh, isn't she stunning? I can't remember where the papers are from (sorry)  I have coloured the image using promarkers.  The butterflies punched from a martha stewart punch and flowers were in my stash.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Good afternoon everyone,

I noticed i am not far off my 100 followers, so i thought it would be great to have some candy for all my wonderful followers!

I will try to list it all but there maybe somethings i miss out so apologies:
  • 4 x Hunkydory Card Blanks
  • A selection of co~ordinating Hunky Dory papers (about 10)
  • 4 x packs of flowers
  • 6 x 8*8 papers
  • Pack of 50 Mulberry papers
  • A selection of peel offs and stickers
  • A bundle of quilling papers
  • Loads of Ribbons
  • Approx 50 6*6 backing papers
  • A pair of scalloped edge scissors
  • Some die cut tags
  • A tube of glue for glass
  • A bag of card candy, buttons, brads and other bits and pieces
  • Some stamped images
All you need to do to be in with a chance to win this is
  1. pop your name in mr Linky
  2. If you wouldn't mind popping me in your sidebar that would be great (but not a requirement)
  3. And be a follower (again not essential but would be great)
If you don't have a blog, you can enter via email just send me a message at with Candy in the subject.

This candy will end on 22 April at 23:59am GMT  If i can reach 100 followers before then i will add something else too.  This is open to everyone and i will be happy to ship internationally.

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Crazy Challenge - Shaped Cards - NOT Square

This week at The Crazy Challenge we would like you to make a card that is not a square - easy.  Our sponsor this week is:

I have used Spring Gathering for this card.  I have coloured with promarkers.  The papers are Pink Petticoat and Honey and Hugs.  The Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the flowers are from Crafty Emmas Store.

Incy Wincy Designs - Embossing

This week at Incy Wincy the challenge is embossing!  The DT were lucky enough to get some digi's to play with from this weeks sponsor :

The prize is $10 for their store!

Friday, 18 March 2011

SMC - Sketch

This week at SMC we have a sketch!  Personally i love sketches and this one is so versatile!

I made an easel card using one of the new releases Grace on swig which is available here.  Isn't she cute?  The backing paper is from A Piece of Cake stack. I followed the sketch usingthe doily and swirl. The doiliy is cut using a nellie and embossed with a butterfly embossing folder, then inked with Distress ink ~ Tattered Rose.  The swirl has been inked with the same ink, as have the edges of the image. 

The flowers and pins are from Crafty Emmas Store and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The image as always is coloured with promarkers.

This week we also have a sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.  They are giving away 7 digis to the winner this week!  Our DT were lucky enough to get someof the digis to play with.  Here is what i did again using the sketch.
I think this is really cute for easter!  I have coloured the image with promarkers and added Flower Soft to the grass.  The paper is Honey and Hugs.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.  The mini eggs in the corners are from The Range and are stuck on using glue dots.  The sentiment is Forever Friends.

And our freebie this week is one of the new releases.  How cute is this bear?! It is available at the SMC Store for a limited time.

I have coloured this cutie with promarkers again. The papers are Papermania.

And this week we are offering 2 additional free SMC images for a random entry that uses an SMC image!!!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Incy Wincy Designs ~ For the boys

This week at Incy Wincy it is one FOR THE BOYS!  We would like you to make a project for a male.We are sponsored by Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity and the prize is a $10 voucher to the shop!  How great is that? Be sure to check out the amazing shop and it for such a good cause!

This week i used this gorgeous bear.  When i saw him i immediately thought of a baby card, so that is what i did!  He is coloured with promarkers.  The papers were some i had in my stash.  Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.  Card candy and gems from my stash.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Check this Candy out!!!!!

Jude over at Crafts International has put this great candy up for offering!!!  For more information check out her blog here

Friday, 11 March 2011

SMC St patricks Challenge.

This week's challenge is all about St. Patrick's Day. It can be anything that you like as long is it something to do with St Patrick's day, maybe mostly green, shamrocks, a pot of gold....

This week we are honored to be sponsored by The Cutting Cafe. So this week you can win a $10 gift certificate to Sew Many Cards and also the choice of 3 sets from The Cutting Cafe. Thanks Regina!

This week as the freebie is so versatile i decided to use it as a background type.  I have also used Duncan with Clover which is available here.  I love Duncan he is soooo cute don't you think?  As always i have coloured him with promarkers.  The buckle on his hat is done with Gel pens.  The papers are some i had left over from a previous project.

This card is my Cutting Cafe creation.  I cut the corners using the new Nellie Snellen Corner dies. The butterfly paper is Papermania capsule collection.  The Butterfly was in my stash, i ink the embossed areas, put some gems and glossy accents on to give it a bit of dimension.  The Cutting Cafe image i used is the plant pot of shamrocks.  I coloured with promarkers added a little green pearl to the center and put glossy accents over the plant pot for that 3d effect.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

Thank you for looking.

And don't forget to check out the freebie this week it is just perfect for this challenge and it would be brilliant if we saw some cards with it on!  But don't forget it is only available today!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Ai Factory - Luck of the Irish

This week at Ai Factory the challenge is Luck of the Irish! We would like to see what you can do for St Patrick's Day (17th March)

We were asked to use this wonderful image.  I think she is stunning and the design is so tiny and intregit.  I hope you will think i have done her justice!

I used Promarkers to colour her, the papers were a freebie with Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine and the butterflies are cut from a Marha Stewart punch.  Gems and peel offs were in my stash.