Friday, 19 September 2014

Christmas Soldier ~ Cute As A Button DT

Good morning all....Ohhh!!!! what a week I'm having, everything I touch seems to break, fall or disappear lol.... Lets hope next week bestows on me better luck as I have lots of baking to do for our Macmillian week at work...

Anyway, I digress....

 I'm just sharing a card that may inspire you to enter our challenge this month at  "Cute As A Button".....  He is called the "Christmas Soldier" and he's rather cute....

For this one, I made an easel card out of a pre-made card, coloured with my Promarkers I then mounted red music paper onto Kraft card and cut three strips of green paper and mounted them onto the music paper....I mounted the image onto the card and on this occasion I used pre-made poinsettias and a felt holly swirl....I used Glossy Accents on the Candy Cane to make it look shiny and a green "Wink of Stella" glitter pen on the poinsettias and the leaf on his hat...

Card Recipe:

Skin ~ Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Uniform ~ Burgundy' Berry, Red
Holly/Leaf ~ Pine, Holly
Boots/Key ~ Ice Grey  2,3,4,

Papers, Swirls and Poinsettia from stash

I've been inspired to join in at:

Krafting Kimmie ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
613 Avenue Create ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
ABC Christmas ~ Something Festive (Fortnightly)
Crafting from the Heart ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Suzy Bee ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Love to Scrap ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)

Thanks as always for popping by to my blog, and have a great week.....

Monday, 15 September 2014

Tomboy Trouble....

Hi lovely people, so glad you could make it back again..... Time for another challenge at TTPH and today the theme is 'Anything Goes' and our sponsor is Kenny K.... I have used the very lovely "Tomboy Trouble" and I have to say she was great fun to colour, which made the card easy to come together... However I have a confession to make, I can't find my list of the promarkers I used, I'm really sorry not like me at all......

I matted and layered the spotty paper onto Kraft card, I edged all the paper and the images with "Tea Dye" ink....I cut the banner out in Kraft card and again in the blue paper and layered onto two of the banners and used a distressing tool on the floral paper...

Side view

Card Recipe:

Papers, Winter Wishes ~ Lili of the Valley/Stash
Swirl ~ Marianne Designs
Tags ~ Lili of the Valley
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies ~ Bunting

I have been inspired by the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore ~ (Monthly)
Kenny K ~ Anything Goes Twist Fall
That Craft Place ~ Sentimental
Scribble and Scrap ~ Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo ~ Something feminine
I Love Promarkers ~ Feeling Distressed (Weekly)

Thank you' for all your wonderful and supportive comments, I adore reading them and as always for dropping by.....

Button Fairy ~ Cute As A Button DT

Morning lovely people... So sorry my blog posts seem to be so erratic just at the moment, nothing for a week and then two on the same day.... Hopefully things will settle down and I can find time to make some of my own cards as well as for my DT's....

My first post today is for "Cute As A Button"....We have a little contest on our face book page for you today.... All the DT's have made cards using the same image .... Isn't she cute?!?.....

I matted the paper and the image onto lilac card. Using Promarkers I coloured her in with Promarkers and then mounted the image onto a doily... Added a double bow and some buttons from my stash.....

Side view showing the inside

Card Recipe

Skin ~ Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Blue Pearl, Amethyst, Orchid, leaf Green, Bright Green
Papers ~ Promises LOTV
Doily, Ribbon, Gems and Buttons from stash...

I've been inspired by the following challenges:
A Creative Romance ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Allsorts ~ Sugar and Spice (Weekly)
We Do Doobadoo ~ Something Feminine

Thanks as always for dropping by, and if you can, pop back later for my post for TTPH

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge

Morning lovely people, I'm hoping I find you all well this morning.....

Today I have a DT card for "Cute As A Button"  featuring one of this months new releases..... It's very topical at the moment, as it is called the "Ice Bucket Challenge"..... I really wanted the image to do the talking for this fantastic cause, so  I decided  a CAS (clean and simple) card would work best....

I added a sentiment before printing and then coloured the image with Promarkers.... I then mounted it onto a pre made card and added faux stitches with a fine liner....

Card Recipe

Skin ~ Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Hair ~ Walnut, Chestnut, Cocoa, Tan
Clothes ~ Antique Pink, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Tea Rose
Bucket ~ Ice Grey 5,3,1
Water/Ice ~ Powder Blue, Frozen Lake

I've been inspired by the following challenges:
Creative Fingers ~ Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dolls ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Craft Creations ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Ladybug Crafts ~  Anything Goes (Monthly)
The Crafty Bloggers ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)

Do pop over to our blog and see the other DT's  lovely creations using the other new releases and we'd love you to visit our face-book page.

As always, thank you for dropping by please drop by again on  soon...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Button Love - Cute as a Button DT

Hi thanks for popping back.... For my second post today, I am delighted to share with you my first card as part of the very first Design Team for the "Cute As A Button Challenge Blog". All the DT's have been asked to use the same image on this first challenge and she is the gorgeous "Button Love". For me, I went a little over board with embellishments lol and had great fun....

I mounted the backing paper and the image onto Kraft Card and cut out a teardrop circle in contrasting pink paper which I mounted on to the backing paper before sticking the image on top.....I then diecut the flowers and the butterflies using contrasting buttons to finish....

For the inside, I used a strip of the paper I used for the flowers and used a butterfly embossing punch once. I mounted it on to a layer of Kraft Card and inserted it to the inside of the card...

Card Recipe

Hair - Walnut, Chesnut, Henna
Skin - Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Bow/Dungarees - Mint Green, Soft Green, Pastel Green
Heart/Flowers - Antique Pink, Sunkissed Pink
T-Shirt - Leaf Green, Meadow Green
Ground - Ice Grey 1,2,3,4,5

Papers - From Stash
Nestabilites - Scalloped Circles
Memory Box - Fancy Blossoms
Sizzix - Flower, Swirl, Butterfly

Please pop over and see the other DT makes.... You will need to use a Cute As A Button image to enter the challenge, there really are some lovely images to choose from, do take a look, I've put a link for you here. We will also be posting on our Cute As A Button Face-book page during the month, do come and join us..

I have been inspired to enter the following challenges:
Sister Act ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Crafts Galore Encore ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)
Crafty Calender Challenge ~ Anything Goes Monthly
Love Rubber Stamps ~ Two or more Paper Patterns (Weekly)
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Cute Card Thursday ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge ~ Weekly
That Craft Place Challenge ~ Summery Colours (Fortnightly)
My Mums Craft Shop ~ Punches and Dies

Much as I love the holidays, I'm secretly looking forward to the routine of being back to work and George being back at school, surely I'm not the only one?!?.... Am I?? ...yeah

As always thank you so much for dropping by, I'm so very chuffed you did...

Whoopsie Daisy CAS

Hi...So lovely of you to drop by.

I have two cards to share with you today...My first today is my DT card for TTPH (Through The Purple Haze) challenge blog. Please pop by and enter whilst looking at the other DT makes. We also have a facebook page, we'd love you to come and say hi...
I am both proud and fortunate to create with such a lovely, caring, team of ladies, though most have never met each other there is a sense of care, support and acceptance that is normally saved for that of long term friends.... So enough mushy stuff (don't worry it's very rare for me lol) and so on to this weeks card...

Our theme this week is CAS (clean and simple) and our sponsors are Whoopsidaisy Digis. Sadly she has to my knowledge no name but is from page 606...

I coloured her in various shades of pinks with my Promarkers and mounted the image onto white card and trimmed it. This was to make it sturdy enough to stitch around the edge which I did by hand... Apologies for the wonky stitches not my best.... Note to ones self, do not try and stitch a card when fighting the beginnings of a migraine.... I then mounted it on to a pre bought pink card and added a stamped sentiment and a silk rose from stash....

Card Recipe
Skin - Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush Cheeks - Blossom
Clothing - Antique Pink, Dusky Pink, Dusky Rose, Pale Pink
Tim Holz - Pokey Tool
Pink card, Thread and Rose from Stash

I've been inspired to the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap ~ Anything Goes

Have a lovely day and if you have time, pop by for my second post, my very first DT card for "Cute As A Button" later this morning...  as always, thanks for dropping by...