Wednesday 30 March 2011

I Like You a Latte!! ABC Challenge Card R is for.........Roses

Wow morning all!
Can you believe that tomorrow is the last day of March! is it just me or is this year just disappearing before our eyes. Anyway, once again it is time for team A from the lovely ABC DT to share their inspiration with you for another fab challenge. This week we have reached the letter 'R' and would love to see your creations using 'Roses'. Also we are being sponsored by the lovely Nicki from Bunny Zoe Crafts so please show your support!

I have chosen to use the gorgeously quirky image from Simply Sassy called 'Love a Latte'. These images are great fun to colour and work really well for teens (and us older girlies who just don't wanna grow up!). The papers are once again from my much loved 'Ella Blue' paper pad by GCD.
I have smothered it with loads of roses which I first spritzed with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and finished everything else with Frayed Burlap DI and faux stitching.

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Umber
Top and Boots: Tea Green, Grey Green
Skirt: Cinnamon, Shale
Stool Legs: Cool Grey 3, 5
Seat: Slate, Cool Grey 4
Mug: Cool Grey 1, 3

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Allsorts - #96 'For a Special Lady'
Charisma Cardz - #12 'Birthday for a Teen'
Craft Your Days Away - #16 'For a Mum or Special Lady'

Well I had better go as I have a lovely class of ladies to teach this morning followed by a very boring and tedious stocktake. Hey ho wish me luck!
Happy crafting!

Monday 21 March 2011

Magical Mondays Challenge 'Shaped Cards'

Good morning folks,
Wow! it's time for another fab challenge over at Magical Mondays we had some amazing entries for our 'Spring' challenge so I can't wait to see what you come up with this time.
This week our theme has been chosen by Jayne who wants to see 'Shaped Cards', but remember you still need to use a magical image such as a fairy, pixie or mermaid etc in order to be in with a chance of winning a great prize which is being kindly donated by The Stamp
I have used the gorgeous 'Nerissa' from Kraftin Kimmie teamed with the beautiful 'Kioshi' DP's from Basic Grey. As always I have used Promarkers and the beautiful silk ribbon was a gift from the lovely Lacey(thanks hun love this stuff).

The scalloped card was cut using a Marianne D die and the cute little starfish are also Kraftin Kimmie and given the glittery touch using Stardust Stickles. The whole thing is distressed using Walnut Stain DI.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Challenge #11 'To Die For'
Lets Ink It Up - Challenge #11 'Die Cuts/Punches'
Pink Gem Designs - Challenge #17 'Anything But Square'

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Saffron, Soft Peach
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Tail: Tea Green, Soft Green
Shell: Pale Pink, Baby Pink
Starfish: Vanilla, Mustard

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Q is for.......Quotes ABC Challenge

Good morning all,
Well Team A over at ABC are ready with another challenge for you today and this weeks letter is 'Q..... is for Quotes' We are sponsored by the lovely Lacey over at Stamp and Create so well worth a go. We had some amazing entries for last weeks challenge so it would be great to see more of your fabulous creations this week.
This is my first card using a Hanglar image and I'm hooked! I have used the gorgeous DP's from MME, coloured with Promarkers and gone a bit mad again with flowers and pearls again. However I made this card for a very special friend of mine so I really couldn't use too many flowers!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia & Hanglar - Week #97 'Sketch'
Totally Gorjuss - #71 'Pearls and Lace'
Secret Crafter - #125 'Flowers for Mum' (female themed card with flowers)
Sarah Hurley - #33 'Flowers'
Image: Hanglar
Papers: MME
Punch: Martha Stewart
Flowers: WOC
Colouring: Promarkers

Thanks for looking!

Monday 7 March 2011

Spring has Sprung at Magical Mondays!

Good morning all in blogland,
Thank you for stopping by I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a great day crafting yesterday with my mum and did loads of brainstorming for new and exciting classes to run in the shop.
Well it's that time again, time for another fabulous challenge over at Magical Mondays. There were loads of amazing entries for our last 'Lace' challenge so I hope to see lots of entries for todays challenge. This time we want to see 'Springtime' colours so dig out those fresh florals and pretty prints but remember you must use a magical image to be in with a chance to win. This week we have a sheet of 'Sweet Pea' stamps up for grabs which have kindly been donated by our very own Jayne, thanks hunny!!

so for my DT creation I decided to make a tealight holder card and went ultra 'springy' with my green and yellow (yes yellow! as many of you know yellow is not my first choice) dotty dp's. The gorgeous cutie is from LOTV AND as usual I coloured her with Promarkers. The lacey border was created with a fab EK Success deep edger punch then as you can see I went a little mad with flowers and finished with a metal charm, stardust stickles on the wings and a sprinkling of tiny pearls.

I almost forgot the fab sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts and one of my very favourites.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says - 'No Cook Recipe' 1 Image, 2 dp's and 3 Embellishments (Charm, Flowers, Pearls)
Passion for Promarkers - #89 'Sugar Rush' (super girly I took the 'use as many flowers as you like' a bit literally!)
By the Cute and Girly - 'Springtime'
Stampin for the Weekend - #5 'Springtime'
Cute Card Thursday - #154 'Signs of Spring'
The Crafty Pad - #111 'Use a Ribbon'
Bunny Zoes Crafts - #9 'Spring Flowers Everywhere!'

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Ivory, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Top: Meadow Green, Apple, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow
Tutu: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow
Shoes: Meadow Green, Apple, Sandstone

Happy Stamping
Clare xx

Wednesday 2 March 2011

ABC DT Card P is for............Pink!

Good morning all,
Well its time for another challenge over at ABC and this time we are bringing you P is for Pink. We are lucky to be sponsored by the wonderful Kraftin Kimmie whom have kindly donated 2 stamps of the winners choice, how great is that!
I have used this gorgeous image from Penny Black and teamed it with the beautiful 'Pretty Please' DP's from MME.

Anyway sorry this is such a short post but I have loads to prepare for classes but I will be back soon with some more creations I want to share.