Monday, 29 April 2013

LOL's with the Cutie Pies

Hello my blogfriends, my goodness these Mondays do roll around quickly dont they! We have a new challenge with the Cutie Pies and the theme is
We have two lovely sponsors this time

 .......and we are also on the lookout for Guest Cuties too, so come and pay us a visit, and also check out the other gorgeous cards that our Cutie DT have made
For my card I have used "Shy Alice" from Cedar Chest Designs, coloured with promarkers and have paper peiced her frock too
Papers are Secret Garden from Graphic 45
dies/punches are Nellie Snellen (large rectangle), small section from Memory Box Savannah border and the wee flowers are a woodware punch.
also used, pearls from Meiflower, white bow from Hobbycraft and Pearl heart is a button I found in my Mum's button tin!
Before I go, just wanted to share a little picture with you, which some of my older Docraft may have seen at some point, but anyway............this was me and the hubby, 13 years ago today
apologies for the quality of the photo, but my albums are all packed away in a cupboard at the moment, but you'll get the idea anyway, lol. The little cutie beside me is Megan, she was two and a half and Cameron was the bump that my bouquet is covering........its not everyone that get there wedding dress from a store called "Blooming Marvellous", but heigh-ho........oh, and as for the hubby, I did tell Alistair that I wouldnt marry him unless he wore a kilt and I think he scrubbed up good for the occasion!
Take care and I'll catch up with you all soon xx

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

a bit of a doily one

Hi all, hope you've had a great week so far. We've enjoyed some lovely sunny weather for most of this week, which has been very welcome and every day my washing line has been full, whilst its nice to be able to get as much washing out the downside is that I have had sooooo much ironing to do!!!!

I do have one little card to share with you all today.......

The image is Dandelion Wishes, from Wee stamps and is a little treat to colour. I have used my promarkers, of course!
The paper is from Papermania, Lucy Cromwell stack
The tag is a sizzix die (the big red original ones!) with own sentiment printed on
Pearls from Meiflower, white bow from Hobbycraft, Doily from The Pretty Little Ribbon shop and pink ribbon from stash

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
i love promarkers - square card with a round feature
pennys challenges - anything goes
simon says stamps - anything goes
lexi screations - lace or ribbon
the pretty little ribbon shop - spring
creative inspirations - ribbon and pearls
Thats all from me for now, if I dont finish here, I will probably start going on about Broadchurch on Monday...ooooh exciting stuff!!! Im soooo glad it wasnt the vicar ('cos he was Rory and I loved Rory) Bye for now xx

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

the one with the little bundle!

Hello to you all!. Before I go any further, I know I have followers in the USA, and I wanted to say that our thoughts and prayers are very much with you all following the terrible events in Boston this week.
I had a complaint that I didnt have any baby girl cards in my box at work, so I decided to remedy this and the first thing that came to mind was this super cute Pink Gem baby image
I noticed that this weeks A Gem of a challenge is a sketch....and a fabby one at that, so that was me sorted! This is the sketch.........
I have used:
Pink Gem image: coloured with promarkers
papers: yellow flowery one is from Dovecraft back to basics and the pink dotty one is from a Me to You stack
dies: Go Kreate circle and scalloped circle, nestablitlies lacy circle, sizzix tag
punches: MS border punch
also: ribbon and brad from stash, the three pink flowers are buttons with a bit of pink bling in the centre of each.
I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
a gem of a challenge - sketch
passion for promakers - button it!
allsorts challenge - use a letter of your name L for Lacy circle and Little Bundle!
pennys challenges - use a sentiment
i love promarkers - use pastels (hope the pastel yellow is sufficient for this challenge)

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Cuties are doing it CAS!!!

Hello, to you all, so its monday, and the kids are back at school....yay!!!  After swearing blind for the last two weeks that he didnt have any homework, Cameron "found" a maths assignment last night that needed to be in today, oh that boy!!!
As its Monday, its time for a new challenge with the THE CUTIE PIES, and its one i've been looking forward too..........
Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful BUGABOO and one lucky winner will win
For my DT card, I have used:
Image from Bugaboo, with faux stitch, frame and sentiment printed straight onto card, coloured iwth promarkers
dies: Xcut star and Nellie Snellen little circle
This card is for my step-grandsons birthday next month.
I would also like to enter this into these challenges:
digital tuesday - boys
love to create - for the guys

Cant wait to see your super cute CAS cards, come along and join in and check out the other fabby DT cards xx 

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Hello to an old favorite!

Hello to you all, hope you've had a lovely weekend and seen a bit of sunshine today! As fairly decent weather had been forecasted today.....finally, I had hoped that we would maybe have a run out somewhere - coast or countryside, Im not fussy, however the hubby decided that it was the perfect opportunity to replace the shed roof (which to be fair, hasnt coped with such a cold, wet and windy winter) so the today has been a lot harder work than I had expected it to be, he has, however, agreed to cook dinner tomorrow as a kind of trade off.
Had a lovely crafting afternoon with my Mum on friday, the batteries in my camera died on me when I started taking some snaps of what I'd made, so will have some more cards so share with you later in the week, but this is the first one.......... 
I have used:
Image: from Digi stamp boutique (this really is an old favorite) coloured with promarkers
Paper: Glitz
dies: Marianne creatables square and butterfly, Nellie Snellen label
also: ribbon was a recent purchase from Hobbycraft, pearls from stash
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
Off to bed now, but will be back tomorrow with a new Cutie Pie challenge......night-night, sleep tight xx

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

a bit of a sketchy one.....

Hi all, hope you're having a good week so far.........we watched Les Mis last night (film not the show), oh my goodness it was wonderful, if you've not seen it yet, absolutely do!!! I've had a head filled with songs all day.
So, as you can see I have a little card for you, and I found a gorgeous sketch to play with.....will tell you about that bit in a mo.....
I have coloured my LOTV image with promarkers, and mounted onto pink cardstock, the mint green card is c'oredinations whitewash card (front and back) which I have embossed with a Crafts-too folder and either inked around the edge or given a bit of faux stitching. The wee tag is a sizzix die and the butterflys are both Marianne creatables. The twine, brads and candi are from my stash.

The sketch is from this weeks challenge at sketch and stash, so I would like to enter this card into this challenge.
I would also like to enter these challenges:
thats all from me for now, thanks for stopping by xx

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

anyone for Tea???

Hi all, hope you are fine and well today. Sooo, lucky old me, I was the winner of last weekends Saturday candy from My Crafty Heart........and a very yummy parcel from the lovely Teresa arrived today. I had hoped that it would, and I spent most of this morning at work planning a bit of crafting time this afternoon, however I was barely through the front door when Megan thrust a Wii controller in my hand and gave me the puppy dog eyes to play Just Dance with her. How could I refuse, the poor old bird is revising sooo hard for her GCSE's at the moment, she needs a bit of funtime too - so that was that.

Do have one card to share today, and this is another for the box that I have in my canteen at work, the profits from the sale of these cards will now be going to the Alzheimers Society, who we will be supporting for the next year.

I have used:
Bildmalarna stamp (isnt she a little sweetie!!) coloured with promarkers and a wee dot of white sakura gelly pen on her cheeks
Nellie Snellen die (scalloped edge rectangle) spellbinders lacy circle nestie, X-cut scalloped edge border punch, Memory box Freemont Crest die
White dp is from a Me to You stack,  the blue dotty paper from Bo Bunny
Sentiment from LOTV
sticky gems from stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
lexis creations - punches and dies
a gem of a challenge - make it cute
sweet stampin - oh so girly
simon says stamps - Happy Birthday

thats all from me for now, take care and I'll catch you all soon xx

Monday, 1 April 2013

its time for Paper Piecing

Yikes, its me again.......back with more DT work!
So.....aside from colouring digi's, one of my absolute favouritie things is Paper Piecing, so there was a fair bit of happy little crafter whooping, when I found out this was the theme for Aprils Forever Friends monthly challenge.....I couldnt wait to get going!!!
We were sponsored this time by
and, as you can see, I have used one of Janet's amazing images on my second card. I know lots of you like to play at PP too, so do come and play alond, and also check out the other gorgeous cards our talented team have made!

 For the first card, I have used:
- Forever Friends bear, stamped image coloured with promarkers and have PP'd the gift to co-ordinate with the paper is used, and also the ribbon and tag to coordinate with the kraft used too
- Sentiment from Netty's, printed onto kraft
-have used Go Kreate fancy square dies, also scalloped circle die
- the papers are dovecraft, back to basics range
- the button and ribbon where rescued from a pair of primark PJ's
- twine from Homebase!

Ginger loft - use Kraft
polka doodle - paper peicing
crafty ribbons - anything goes (with a ribbon)
simon says stamps -anything goes
ready-teddy-go - anything goes
a little bit crafty -anything goes

Next up,
- "sitting Chloe" from PG, coloured with promarkers, have PP'd her dungaress and bows
- papers are Helz Cuppleditch Special delivery pack (the green one),  found the other one in a bargin basket at Oyster stamps, I think its made by Best Creations inc
- border die from Cheery lynne
- bunting from dovecaft "tea party", with a little butchers twine
- pearls from meiflower
- ribbon from stash

a gem of a challenge -make it cute
sweet stampin - oh so girly
polka doodle - paper peicing
crafty ribbons - anything goes (with a ribbon)
simon says stamps -anything goes

and thats all from me for today!

A trip to the movies....with The Cutie Pies!

So, I hope you've all had a smashing Easter now you're all probably sick of the sight of chocolate, hehehe
So here we are with another challenge with The Cutie Pies and our theme this time is.....
Favorite Films
Gotta be honest with you all, I did find this a bit of a head scratcher at first......I have a very varied taste in films, but the likes of Chicago or The Shawshank Redemption or Terminator 2 dont really scream "cute"....and then I stopped and thought about my fave chick flick/weepie and knew I was onto something, so I have chosen....The Notebook (makes me bawl my eyes out everytime and the lovely Ryan Gosling is a bit of a bonus too!!)
I have used.........
- an adorable LOTV image, coloured with promarkers
- sentiment is a quote from the film
- Cheery Lynne Celtic Heart die
- X cut, scalloped edge border punch
- gingham paper, ribbon and flowers from stash

We would like to say many Thanks to .....

for being our lovely sponsors this time!
We would love to see what you come up with for this challenge, so to play along, or just to check out the wonderful cards from the rest of the Cutie DT click on the link at the top!
I would also like to enter this into these challenges
word art wednesday - anything goes (I appreciate that this is not a scripture, however I do think it to be quite uplifting and inspiring)
Thats all from me for now,  so time to have a browsy at your blogs, methinks!