Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Every Smile Makes You A Day Younger ..... Sketch Saturday #243

This week's Sketch Saturday sketch challenge is .... 

... and my card ...

... I used the fab Mo Manning's "Waiting for the Parade"

... and again on the inside ...

Papers Summer Driggs ~ Freedom Ain't Free
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC

Bloom and Grow .... Deconstructed Sketch No. 86

Another amazing sketch to follow this week from Deconstructed Sketch ...

... I used Magnolia Tilda Sewing Seeds ...

... stamped, scanned and resized for the centre ...

Papers ~ Raspberry Road Designs ~ Butterfly Dreams
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Thank Heaven For Little Girls .... Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #176

Following this weeks amazing sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

... I made this card ...

... I used the fab digital stamp "Spit Happens" from Mo Manning ...

... and a cute verse inside ...

Papers are Vintage Free No. 2
Sentiment from Create with TLC

Happy Easter To Ewe .... Midweek Magnolia's Week #45

This weeks theme is "Anything Goes"

... I used Holy Edwin and masked with Tilda's Sheep to make my Grandbaby Rylee an Easter card ...

.. once again I scanned the stamped image into the PC so that I could resize and use again on the inside ...

Papers are from Everyday Mom Ideas ~ Dwelling
Sentiment from Create with TLC

Friday, 25 January 2013

Sending You Love ..... My Time To Craft Challenge #205

This weeks challenge at My Time To Craft is a fab sketch ...

I've been lucky enough to get one of the new Magnolia Stamps "Tilda Hiding Heart"

... and close up ...

I scanned and resized her after stamping her out so I could use her again in the middle ....

Papers are called Free Vintage No.1
Sentiment from Create with TLC

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Friends Make Life Blossom .... Midweek Magnolia's Week #44 & Deconstructed Sketch #85

This weeks theme is Pink/Pearls/Ribbon .... I don't really use ribbon in my card making, so I craftily chose a Magnolia that had a ribbon within the stamp ....

Deconstructed Sketch No. 85

I followed the sketch from Deconstructed Sketch to make my card ... 

... using Magnolia Tilda with Straw Hat (cos it had a lovely ribbon on it)  :D ...

... and again, scanned and resized for the middle ....

Papers from Shabby Princess ~ Dotty Papers
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC

A New Born King .... Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #108 & Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #151

"Recycle something or use something that was free"

I used the fab sketch at Pals Paper Arts Challenge 

PPA151 Sketch

I used a free sentiment available from Create with TLC, just one of the many fabulous freebies Paulette has available on her blog.  I teamed the sentiment with Magnolia Edwin as Wiseman 

... again I scanned the uncoloured image into my pc and printed it out smaller with a fitting verse on the inside ...

Papers are from Kay Miller Designs ~ Articantics

Dear God: ..... Mojo Monday Challenge #275

I made this card using the fab sketch at Mojo Monday, as usual I'm late posting it, so I can't enter it into the competition :( ....

I used another fab digital stamp from Mo Manning ... this one is no-bow baby, part of the Diaper Crew

.... he was used again on the inside with a cute personalised verse ....

Papers are Our Family Story by Ginger Scraps
Sentiment from Create with TLC

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Precious Little One .... DP2 Challenge #168

This week's challenge is "Something New"

... my "something new" is our new nephew Zachary Harry who is expected to arrive at the end of this month :D

I used one of the Diaper Crew ~ Baby Bum from Digital Pencil Too

 Papers are from Summer Driggs
Sentiment by Create with TLC

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Keep Looking Beautiful ..... Saturated Canary Challenge #34

The theme for Challenge #34 is "Song Inspiration"

Beautiful by Christine Aguilera is my inspiration for this card ...

I used Boobie Love from Saturated Canary

Papers by Summer Driggs
Sentiment by Create with TLC

Perhaps They Are Not The Stars .... Papertake Weekly Challenge

Papertake Weekly Challenge this week is "Happy New" so this can be anything new - new year, new baby, new stash, new technique, and as always it is up to you how you interpret this!

So my weird and wonderful interpretation of this is .... another "new" year without you ....

I made this card for my Mum on the first anniversary of my Dad's passing.  I wanted her to know I was still thinking about her and of him constantly....

.... I also used a "new" digital sentiment too!  The image is Mariko is Mad by Mo Manning ...

Papers are Summer Cottage by Melissa Bennett

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Wishing You A Year Full Of Smiles .... Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #106

"The challenge is to show a Christmas Card that doesn't feature Santa. He worked so hard leading up to Christmas 2012 that he's gone into hiding for a while!"

I made this card for my youngest Grandbaby Koree.  He loves his bear so much and this little cutie reminded me of him :D 

I used Freddy by Mo Manning

Papers by Summer Drigg ~ Believe
Sentiment by Create with TLC

Do Not Open Til Christmas .... Papertake Weekly Challenge

Papertake Weekly Challenge is "Anything Goes".  I'm loving all these "Anything Goes" challenges.  It gives me the chance to enter the cards I've not had time to show yet! :D  

I made this card for my gorgeous Grandbaby Rylee. I used Mo Manning "Nicholas Bearing Gifts"

Papers are from The Craft Table ~ Winter Wonderland and the Sentiment is created by Create with TLC

Saturday, 5 January 2013

I Often Sit & Wish That I Could Be A Kite Up In The Sky ..... Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge

 Stampin' for the Weekend has another "Anything Goes" challenge for the start of the New Year :D

What could be better than losing yourself high in the sky flying a kite, OK so its not your typical kite flying weather, but it will be soon :) ....

I used Kite by Mo Manning 

Papers are Lil Man Dapper Dan and Sentiment is from Create with TLC

Fa La La La La .... Fairy Tale Challenge #58

 Fairy Tale Challenge #58 is "Animals & Pets"

I used the brilliant "Singin' So beautiful" by Mo Manning

Papers are from Summer Driggs and sentiment by Create with TLC

May You Be Kissed By Snowflakes ... Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #56

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge is "There's no business like snow business" and what represents
 snow any better than a couple of nose rubbing eskimos!  :D

 I used the fab Mo Manning's Siku and Shiya kissing Eskimo's ...

... and added a bit of ice around them using my stick on gems ...

Papers are Ginger Scraps ~ Our Family Story
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC