Sunday, 31 December 2017

Great Journey

 

Hello,
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and received some great crafty gifts. 
Today I have a quick card to share that I made using my prizes from being a runner up in this year's Cardmaker of the year. The prizes all came from Crafting.co.uk so I bought some dies and stamps. I'm not big on using dies as my main focus on a card but when I saw this butterfly flourish, I had to have it. I love anything featuring butterflies.
I double matted a paper from Anna Marie Designs blissful green paper pad, die cut two ovals and the butterfly flourish, stamped the sentiment (which I chose as part of my prize from a rare earth set) and added ribbon and a bow to finish.

I'd like to enter this into the following:



I'd also like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!



Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Kiss

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share using this sweet image from The Paper Shelter. This is Any trick for a Christmas kiss.
The image seems to have a 60s/70s style to it so I used these bright dovecraft Christmas papers, matted on white.
I coloured my image with Promarkers and added ribbon and a large snowflake to finish.

I'd like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy 2018!

Friday, 22 December 2017

The Paper Shelters 7th anniversary blog hop winner!!

Hello,
Just a quick post to reveal the winner from my comments for the paper shelter blog hop and that is....


Congratulations! 
If you go over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog you'll find how to receive your prize.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Shabby Chic Birthday

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share that I made for my aunt's birthday last month. Rather than my usual style which is cute and fancy with a coloured in image, I created a card were the flowers are the main focus.
The papers are from an Anna Marie Designs blissful teal paper pad, distressed and matted on white. I die cut two hearts and stamped a sentiment inside one of them. I added ribbon and die cut a doily and added flowers and die cut leaves then finished with pearls. 

Challenges:


The Paper Shelter: Christmas

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this challenge lasts for three weeks.
Our challenge is Christmas and for my easle card I used one of the newer Christmas images, Flight plan, coloured with Promarkers.
When I saw this image I knew exactly what papers I wanted to use, the dovecraft Christmas post which is full of airmail style papers. To embellish I added wooden word tiles.  

Challenges:

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Whimsy Penguins: Tree Decorating

 

Hello,
Today I have another Christmas card of mine to be share using the whimsy penguins. 
I used a first edition paper pad featuring green, purple, burgundy and ivory, all matted on gold.
This image is a stamp which I inked up and coloured with Promarkers. To embellish I added gold leaves, pine cones, flowers and berries.
Before I sent it I added a sentiment to finish.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

I Love Promarkers: Anything goes

 

Hello,
It's time for the last challenge of the year over at I Love Promarkers and its an easy anything goes theme.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo who kindly donated images. I used this sweet unicorn.
The papers came from an old doodlebug range, matted on white. I kept it simple and finished with a sentiment.

We hope you come and join us!

Also a quick reminder the The Paper Shelters blog hop runs for one more week, if you want to join in enter our birthday or celebration challenge and then hop along the DT blogs to win.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Whimsy Penguins

 

Hello,
Today I'm sharing one of my Christmas cards, so my friends and family will all receive a version of this, but with a different image.

This year I'm using the cute whimsy penguins. My colours are purple, green, burgundy and ivory, matted on gold. Each card has a different image and embellishments.

For this one I used one of the digi stamps, this one comes with another in a set. I coloured it with Promarkers.
Embellishment wise, I used pine cones, some burgundy and purple roses and some berries along with gold leaves. I then finished with a sentiment. 

Challenges:
I love ALL animals but this time I chose penguins. I love how each penguin seems to have their own personality.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Paper Shelter 7th Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello!
Today is a very special day as we are celebrating our 7th birthday over at The Paper Shelter with a blog hop! 

The hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a birthday/celebrations theme. If you have come from Nikki's blog then you are heading in the right direction, if not then you'll want to head back to the beginning at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start. Each DT member has worked hard on showcasing The Paper Shelters beautiful images so make sure to hop along to each DT member. Plus each member of the DT has an image to giveaway to one lucky commentor so make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win.

 
For my card, I used the image For my lil sister. I coloured my image with Promarkers. I created a bit of a fancy fold, using papers from Nitwit collections Cherish range, matted on white. I added ribbon, flowers and a daily along with a sentiment to finish. 

Here is the full blog hop list:
Next on the hop is Julie's Blog.
Don't forget to leave a comment. 
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far. 
Natalie

Creative inspirations: Christmas

 

Hello,
It is time for the December challenge at Creative inspirations, the final challenge of the year as well as my final challenge on the DT.
I've enjoyed the past six years on the DT and will really miss being a part of it.
We are sponsored by All dressed up and for my card I used the image Merry and Bright, coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from first edition Christmas promise, matted on copper. I finished with two ribbons, copper stars and some pearls. 

Challenges:

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Stamping Bella: Giftabella



Hello,
Today i have a card to share which i made for the Bellarific friday challenge over at Stamping Bella. This weeks challenge was a sketch. 
I chose to use Giftabella and for a change, cut her out.
The papers are from Anna Marie Designs Blissful christmas paper pad, matted on gold. I then cut out my fancy rectangles and stamped the matching sentiment from the stamp.
To finish, i added pearls, some holly and a rose.

Challenges:

DT Call at Creative Inspirations

Hello,
There is a DT Call over at Creative inspirations. If you are interested in becoming a member, all you have to do is visit the main blog using this link here and add your name to the linky.

The challenge is now a monthly one, so all you have to do is create something each month, sometimes using images from sponsors, follow the set theme of the challenge and comment on entries.



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Crafty Bella

 

Hello,
Today I have a birthday card to share I made for a crafty blog friend. Her birthday was earlier this month so I know I can now share it.

I love using my circle dies, they are my most used dies wether it is just for stamping an image or creating a sketch like this. I think having circles rather than straight lines all the time is nice for a change, plus you can showcase different patterned papers without it getting overwhelming.
I used some studio light papers, even embossed a few to add texture. I added sequins, ribbon and a bow to embellish.
The image is Calissta loves to craft, an uptown girl by stamping bella, coloured with Promarkers. I use this image a lot for crafty friends birthdays.

I Love Promarkers: Autumn/ Winter

 

Hello,
 This fortnights challenge over at I love Promarkers is Autumn/ winter.
We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and the DT got to use their images. This one is called For being a good boy.
The papers are from an old Nitwit collections paper pad from LOTV. I added ribbon and a bow to finish.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Christmas with the Cuties: Santa clause is coming

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the cuties and this months theme is Santa clause is coming to town. 
We are sponsored by a favourite of mine, Di's digi downloads and this is one of their images, Santa buddies.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut into a circle. The papers are from an nitwit collections paper pad from LOTV matted on white.
I added a sentiment and some faux holly leaves and berries to finish. 

We are taking a break now until next year. This challenge will run till December 25th.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Paper Shelter: Christmas

 
Hello,
It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and this weeks challenge is Christmas!
For my card, I used one of the newer images, called The night before coloured with Promarkers.
I used lemoncraft Christmas papers, matted on white.
I added some ribbon, flowers, a bark heart and a sentiment. 

Challenges:

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

ILovePromarkers: Humour

  
Hello,
This weeks challenge over at I love Promarkers is Humour.
We are sponsored by Dr Digi who do many humorous images.
For my card I used Onesie Wynonna.
The papers are from a paper pad from The Works, matted on white.
I added pearls and a Dare to dream sentiment.


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Paper Shelter: For a child

 
Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this weeks challenge is for a child.
I used this sweet picnic with my friends image, coloured with Promarkers.
I made a really girly card with pinks, the papers are from a paper pad from The Works, matted on white.
I added a sentiment to finish.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

September

 

Hello,
As you may of seen on my Creative inspirations post below, I'm a big fan of the new Thoroughly modern misses range from lili of the valley. These images are perfect for friends and relatives in a range of ages. 
For this card I used September which is one of my favourites, as well as the birth month quote.
The papers are from a pad from The Works,matted on latte coloured card. I embellished with flowers and gems.

Challenges:
Inspired by the song 'september'. One of my favourite songs and one of the first I learnt to play on the keyboard.  





I Love Promarkers: Sparkle

 
Hello,
This fortnights theme over at I love Promarkers is sparkle.
Our sponsor this week is Fabrika fantasy, and this is one of their images, Snow gnomes.
I coloured my image and added glitter glue to the snow, not that it shows up that well in the photo.
The papers are from Nitwit collections winter wishes range, matted on cream.

Creative Inspirations: Sparkle

 
Hello,
It is time for this months challenge at Creative inspirations and our theme is sparkle! 
Again, my sparkle doesn't show up great on the photo but it is there!
For this card I used one of the new Thoroughly modern misses from lili of the valley. I love these images and have been colouring them up all week. This is December.
I coloured my image with Promarkers and added sparkle to the presents and wreath. The papers are from Nitwit collections festive florals range, matted on red.
I added ribbon, gems and a sentiment to finish. 

Also remember we are now a monthly challenge so plenty of time to enter.

We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Monday, 30 October 2017

CWTC :Tags

 
Hello,
It is time for challenge 11 at Christmas with the cuties and our theme this month is Tags. You can either make a tag or feature them on a card, but don't forget it has to be cute!
Our sponsor this month is Sasyaki glitter. I used this Christmas kangaroo image, coloured with Promarkers. I created a tag from Kraft card and used papers from Nitwit collections winter wishes range. I then finished with a sentiment and some gems.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

House Mouse: Warm Drink


Hello,
I have a House Mouse card to share today featuring this cute image of four of them enjoying some coffee or some other drink more autumn related like a pumpkin latte. I coloured the image with promarkers.
I used the sketch from the Sketchy Challenges and flipped it.
The papers came from a cd rom a while ago and i matted them onto copper mirror card. I then added some little shiny enamel dots to finish.

Challenges:
HMFMC#252


Thursday, 26 October 2017

4 Crafty Chicks: Polka dots

 
Hello,
It's my last GDT post for 4 crafty chicks and this weeks theme is polka dots.
For my card I used a saturated canary image, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from a paper pad from The Works, all matted on white. I added ribbon, a bow and a daily to finish. 


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The Paper Shelter: Halloween

 
Hello,
This weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter is Halloween.
For my card I used one of the newest Halloween images, Halloween selfie, coloured with Promarkers. 
The papers, matted on black, are from Nitwit collections eeriesistable range. I added two sentiments and some black ribbon to finish.

Challenges:

Friday, 20 October 2017

Petunia and her Wreath

 

Hello,
I haven't had much to share this week as I've been busy needle felting, which I'm sure I will share soon.
Today I have a card to share using this beautiful stamping bella image, Petunia and wreath. Petunia is my favourite SB character and I love this Christmas image of her and her wreath.
I used the sketch from the Bellarific Friday challenge a few weeks ago. The papers came from Nitwit collections Christmas tapestry range, matted on copper mirror card. I also used the matching sentiment.
My image is coloured with Promarkers. I finished with green gems. 

Challenges:

Thursday, 19 October 2017

4 Crafty Chicks: 3 Patterned Papers

 

Hello,
This weeks challenge at 4 crafty chicks is 3 patterned papers.
I used this cute Di's digi downloads image, Westie with wellies, coloured with Promarkers.
The papers, all matted on white, came from a paper pad from The Works. I added ribbon and a bow and a sentiment to finish. 

Challenges:

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

I Love Promarkers: Birthday

 
Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at I love Promarkers and this fortnights theme is Birthday.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo who kindly gave us images to use. I used these cute birthday monsters.
The papers are from crafters companion signature birthday range.

We look forward to seeing your creations.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Creative Inspirations: Autumn/ Halloween

 

Hello,
Over at Creative inspirations we have a new challenge, Autumn/Halloween.
We are also now a MONTHLY challenge, giving you plenty of time to enter.
For my card I used the image, Bobblehead Dracula from our sponsor Bugaboo.
I used just one paper from the Nitwit collections Eerisistable range. The circle layers are also embossed to add dimension. I finished with a sentiment.

Santa Buddies

 

Hello,
I have a Christmas card to share today featuring one of the cute Di's digi downloads images. This is Santa buddies, one of the images I chose as my prize.
I LOVE this image, it is so cute and perfect for any young family members who adore Santa. 
I used some Scandinavian style papers, matted on white and embossed the white panel with a dotty folder. I finished by adding the sentiment, holiday wishes.

Challenges:

Friday, 13 October 2017

Nativity

 
Hello,
I have a Christmas creation to share using this cute nativity image from Di's digi downloads. I LOVE these images, they are so cute and really to my style.
One of my favourite things at Christmas is to set up the nativity, ever since I was little. I have to every Christmas. So this image really stood out for me. I cut the image out and coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from Nitwit collections Tapestry of Christmas range, matted on copper mirror card.
I stamped the sentiment and simply matted, finishing with some green gems.

Challenges:

Happy Graduation!

 
Hello,
Today I have a special card to share. In a few weeks time, my best friend is graduating from uni and to show how proud I am of her I made her this graduation card featuring a magnolia Tilda image.
My friends course means that she'll be wearing light blue so I used the beautiful cherish papers from Nitwit collections.
I stamped my image in an oval die cut and coloured with Promarkers. I then added some pearls around.
I embellished with doilies, ribbon and flowers and finished with a sentiment.

Challenges:

Thursday, 12 October 2017

4 Crafty Chicks: Autumn/ Fall

 

Hello,
It is time for my next guest designer post for 4 Crafty Chicks and this weeks challenge is autumn/fall.
For my card I used this cute House mouse image from one of the card making pads. 
I used papers from one of the larger vintage paper pads from The Works and matted on cream.
I finished by adding lace and the matching sentiment.

Challenges:
HMFMC#251

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Paper Shelter: Music and Dance

 
Hello,
The new challenge at The Paper Shelter this week is music and dance.
For my card, I used the image Rythem everywhere!, coloured with Promarkers.
I used papers from one of The Work's paper pads, matted on white.
I added a daily, twine and sentiment to finish.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Saturated Canary: Rainbow Girl

 
Hello,
I've got a rainbow coloured inspired card to share using one of the Saturated canary subscription images from last year. I used the rainbow girl for this card, coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from an old doodlebug pad, matted on white.
I added pink and spotty ribbon and some dew drops along with a sentiment to finish.

Challenge:
Stripes, rainbow colours, the plaque at the bottom.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Wee Stamps: Lizzy Easle

 
Hello,
Today I have a pretty easle card to share using a Wee stamps freebie from Whimsy stamps.
I created this easel using some Shabby chic papers bought from The Works. I matted them on white, and embellished with lace.
I die cut my image into a circle and coloured with Promarkers, adding little glittery details.
I finished with a die cut swirl, flowers and pearls along with a sentiment.

 

Challenges:
Flowers. I add flowers to most of my cards as I love to add an element of nature to my cards. If I can't add flowers I'm not happy! 


Thursday, 5 October 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Guest Designer: Easle cards

 
Hello,
Today I have a special post to share. A few weeks ago I was chosen as Guest Designer for October over at 4 crafty chicks!
This week is my first GDT post and to start we have a challenge that includes one of my favourite card types. We want to see you easel cards.

For mine I used a wild rose studio nativity stamp that came free in Creative stamping magazine. I actually made this card while on holiday which is why it is quite simple. I created a twisted easel with dovecraft papers matted on white. My image is coloured with Promarkers.
I embellished with one of the sentiments from the magazine stamp set and some lace.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

I Love Promarkers: Use dies

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at I love Promarkers and this fortnights theme is use dies.
We are sponsored by Ikes Art this time, who gave the DT images to use, this is snow deer.
I matched my in age with Hobbycraft natural Christmas papers, matted on gold. I added some gold shimmer ribbon.
I embellished with a mulberry paper Christmas tree and two deer die cuts.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Autumn Hedgehogs

 

Hello,
I have an Autumn themed card to share today featuring one of the hedgehog stamps from Di's digi downloads.
I coloured my image with Promarkers.
The papers are from Nitwit collections fall too range, matted on white. I embellished with flowers, gems and a sentiment.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The Paper Shelter: Autumn

 
This weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter is Autumn.
For my card, I used the image Autumn love coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from Nitwit collections nitwit fall range, matted on coffee coloured card. I added a sentiment, ribbon and a cluster of flowers.

Creative Inspirations: Anything goes

 
Hello,
It's time for a new challenge over at creative inspirations and this fortnights theme is anything goes.
We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and this week we all got images to use, thus one is called French brunch.
I coloured the image with Promarkers. The papers are from an old dovecraft Paris inspired paper pad. I added lace, a sentiment and flowers to finish.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Christmas with the Cuties: Cute animals

 
Hello,
It is time for challenge 10 over at Christmas with the cuties and this months challenge is cute Christmas animals.
We are sponsored by pink gem designs who kindly gave us images. I used this sweet owl image, coloured with Promarkers. I used some nitwit collections papers, matted on cream and finished with a sentiment.

Sweet 16

Hello, Today i have a twisted easle card to share featuring an image from Di's digi downloads.  This image is called Kirsty a...