Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Crafty Creations - photo inspiration!

Bernie has challenged us with an inspirational photo
this week at Crafty Creations,
and what a lovely picture.

I love the wood,mirror, wreath and the fabrics
and have taken my inspiration from
them all!

I knew I had a beautiful dp that reminded me of the fabrics.
was perfect for my mirror element.
The wreath I echoed with punched leaves

I'm sure you will see this lovely digi stamp
by Teri often now!

In 2 Stamps are kindly sponsoring this week
at Crafty Creations, so what are you waiting for!

What does the photo say to you?

Monday, 28 November 2011

Playing along at Crafty Boots........lots of prizes on your way!

The theme at Crafty Boots Challenges this fortnight is ‘Anything Goes’. You can join in the challenge as normal but there are 12 extra chances for you to win a prize by joining the first ever Crafty Boots blog hop!

If you are joining in the hop you should have got here from the Challenge blog page. If you haven’t blog hopped before it is really simple, just start at the Crafty Boots Challenge blog and hop through the design team blogs in the order set out on that page. Each of the design team members has a word or two for you to collect which will reveal a message at the end. Once you have collected that message email it to to be entered into the draw to win the prize of three digis of your choice from Hope Jacare Doodles. You must also become a follower of all the design team’s blogs (and mine) to be eligible to win the prizes.

I am joining in this week at Crafty Boots - what fun! My project is a piece of wall art which I really enjoyed making.

I have used We R Memory Keepers 'Nonsense' papers, my images In the frame flourish oval and
treetop houses coloured with Promarkers, teeny weeny fimo embellies
and some fabric flowers and die cut flourishes.

Don’t forget that myself and each of the design team members has a prize of candy up for grabs, this will include a sample pack of the fantastic new Crafty Boots Deluxe card along with a few other goodies. Be sure to leave a comment on each of our blogs and follow us to be in with a chance of winning our candy!

My word for the secret message is:


Your next stop is Amy’s blog.

The deadline for both the Anything Goes challenge, and the blog hop (and candy) is Sunday 11th December at 12 Noon (UK time).

Sunday, 27 November 2011

A Quicky Sale.......

Candy Winner

The winner as chosen by
is Padster...Congrats!
If you e-mail me
 your snail mail,
I will pop your teeny weeny embellies
in the post!

Teeny weeny fimo embellies...I do so love......some teeny weeny candy!

I will keep this post at the top until Sunday 27th
November when I draw the candy.....
Please check below for newer posts!

At last having a chance to play
with the teeny fimo embellies that I discovered recently.
They really are fabulous.

I have added some teeny flower and dragonfly
ones to my Bonsai doodle.

I have also added some to my
incase anyone would like to try a few out.

But it must be time for a little candy,
 so next Sunday
I will do a draw
from the comments below
and the winner can choose any mix
of 250 teeny weeny fimo embellies they'd like
in a useful storage container.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Polka Doodles....Pretty Tuff.....Address book

I was so busy creating this fun Address book
that I didn't manage a project
for this weeks challenge.

But It was really lovely to see it on TV
on Wednesday in Dawn Bibby's hands
while Nikki and Tracie did the show
 - hope you managed to catch it!

It was Tracie from the DT's TV debut
and she was great!

This cd is brilliant if like
me there are lots of boy's/men to create for!

I used all papers from the cd.
Hand coloured all the b&w stampies
with Promarkers, but they
all come in colour too for a quicky project!

And I used my bind-it-all
that Reubs bought me for my birthday and I do love it.

It was refreshing to have a good long crafty play!

I'd like to share this with
Squiggles and Giggles - anything but a card
I love Promarkers - Anything goes

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Crafty Creations.......Thank You

Over at Crafty Creations Jaime has
set the challenge of give thanks.....

The lucky winner will recieve a lovely CTMH
stamp set - big thanks Jaime!

I have had a card to make on my list
for a while, thats a big thank you.
The girls at my local Craft shop at
Cardwell Garden Centre.
They solved a big problem for me
with my Epic 6 Die cutter.
So this card is for them.

I have used Tim holt dp spritzed with cosmic shimmer.
Teeny weeny fimo leaves and flowers
(I have some blog candy on the go for these here
if you'd like to join in)
Two Larger Prima resin flowers.

My Doodle
coloured with promarkers
and stickles to wings
also a tiny metal leaf on crown.

to see the other wonderful
Thank you projects from
the rest of the team.....
We'd love you to join us!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Teddy Bea and Teddy Bo for the twins....

Teddy Bea with Prima paper and pebble
doiley and a little doodling.

Feeling rubbish at the mo
but thought I'd share these
cards made recently
for special twins 2nd Birthday
(they were born at 22 weeks)

Teddy Bo with Create paper
Basic Grey Alphas
and a little doodling.

Both coloured with Promarkers
and Sakura highlights.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

A few recent cards to share.....

Teddy Bo is so fabulous
I particularily like him here!
(there are always loads of fab new images
coming out, and they have rubber and papers too!)

Coloured with Pro-markers
and We R Memory Keepers dps.

How beautiful is this image
(just found out Tracey has a 35% off sale at the mo)

It really was a joy to colour,
and any little/big girl would adore this fab fairy.

This is one of my favourites

I have used it quite a few times now.
It's ideal for all the boaty men
we have arounbd us here in Largs.

I just don't seem to have enough
blogging hours in the day to keep up with
my there may be
 a few posts like this!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

A picture for a friend....

A little picture for a friend.
Their initials in the love heart
on the tree
and the apples at the bottom
their kids!

My image - Love apple tree.

With a bent wire hanger.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Crafty Creations....Recycle, recycle, recycle......

the most lovely Peggy has challenged us to
Recycle, recycle, recycle.....

So I started with an image I had coloured
for something else and not used
By the very talented Deena
(also happens to be a teamie at Crafty Creations).
Two old cards that I had made
for Hope at different occasions
and a box of bits left over from other cards.

I stuck my image over top of the front
of the Sugar Nellie card,
Removed one of the flowers with
fabric brads from the other card
and finnished with some punched leaves
and butterflies.

I love this image Deena created
for cancer awareness

Please come join us at Crafty Creations
and you could win some lovely
images to play with by Deena.

Please also remember we have a DT call
on at the moment if you are interested !

Friday, 11 November 2011

Just a quick share..

I have been busy working
on a project using the new
Polka Doodles cd
but its not ready to share yet.

So meanwhile I have this card
using the lovely Sugar Nellie stamp
for a big sister who
has a new baby brother.

I love this shaped cardbase from
Craftwerk cards.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Oooooo...what about a colour workshop with Nikky

Do wish I was a bit nearer!
Pop over to Polkadoodles
to get more details!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Crafty Creations...peanut butter and Jelly sandwich!

Dawn has set a
peanut butter and Jelly sandwich

I have opted for plum jam....yummy
(although as an aside I like
marmalade and peanut butter)

I am sponsoring this week

The winner can choose any 3
And I have set up a special
25% discount code for the duration
of the challenge.
Just use CC25DEAL at checkout.

We are sorry to see Amy taking a break
for a wee while this week.
But I am confident we will see her back
sometime next year!

and choose your sandwich option!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Wedding card......Art nouveau rose heart

A Wedding card
made using my
available at Stitchy Bear stamps
and also on Etsy.

I paperpieced the image, building up layers
for added dimension and used
the same papers for the inside.

Inking to edges, sakura to doodle sentiment,
punched leaves and tiny fimo roses.

I'd like to share this with
Papercraft star - a flourish
Pixie Dust Studio - paperpiece

Friday, 4 November 2011

Polka doodles - shaped card

Pretty Sweet indeed is this
gorgeous image from
Nikky at Polka doodles.

This week the challenge from Fliss

I have used this great shaped easel
card base from Craftwerk cards.

Papers are also from the Pretty Sweet cd.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Just a few added sequins, gems
and stickles to letters.

Nellie Snellen dies to cut scalloped circle behind
the cutie and matts under Eila.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Crafty Creations - Purple, green, silver and snow!

Great challenge from Peggy thiw week
Purple,Green,Silver and Snow!

We have the very lovely
Stretch n Bubbles sponsoring this week.
How cute is this penguine!
Sorry about the is purple honest!