Mousey Wedding

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Hello everyone!

What a difference a day makes, to the weather anyway!  Yesterday was wild and today is lovely - lets hope I haven't jinxed it!
It's my mum's birthday on Thursday and then Mother's Day on Sunday and, organised as ever, I have nothing for her yet!  She is so hard to buy for too, I don't know what to get for her, so any suggestions, please share!!

We have a new challenge today at the Creative Card Crew and I missed the last one cos I had the flu so it's nice to be back!

 This fortnight we have 2 sponsors again, the first one being one of our regulars, The Scrapping Center
With a $15 voucher for one lucky winner

And our second sponsor is the fabulous Whiff Of Joy!
Who are offering 4 digi's to another winner!!

The challenge we have for you this time is...


Great or small, we want to see them all!

We were given images to work with by our sponsor so my animals are of the small variety!  Here's what I did..

I made a diamond fold card - I think that's the name for them, it's a while since I made one of these but they are so easy and look fab!  They are difficult to get right in photo's though.

My image is by Whiff of Joy and is called Happy Couple.  I coloured them (very quickly!) with the following Copics: Mice; E44,43,41. Suit; E49,47,44. Dress; E40. Flowers; RV29,25,23.YG17,13. Ears & tail; E21,13,000.

The papers are Melissa Frances, 5th Avenue and I thought it would be nice to mount the image on a rosette, so I used 2 strips of left-over base card stock and started folding!  The sentiment is computer generated and the font is Curlz.

I added a few diamante's here and there for a bit of that all important bling!  There's space on the back for a written greeting.

So that's my animal card, I hope you can join us at the Creative Card Crew - go check out the rest of the DT's fab work to get you started!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity; Anything goes
Craft For The Craic; Something green
Crafty Catz; Bling it up
Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog; No square cards
Moving Along With The Times; Photo inspiration
Patties Creations Design Challenge; Anything goes
Stampin For The Weekend; Anything goes

Thanks for looking!

Forget Me Not

Monday, 24 March 2014


I hope you're all well?  The weather here today is wild!  I nearly blew away when I got out of my car at work this morning, it didn't seem just as bad at home, but I suppose that's what you get when you work on top of a mountain! lol!
It's time for a new challenge today at Seems A Little Sketchy and we have a fab sponsor for you for this fortnight, with gorgeous images by Aurora Wings.
 They are offering a $15 voucher to one lucky winner!

Here's the sketch for you to follow for this challenge:

And here's what I did:

The image is by our sponsor, Aurora Wings and is called Forget-Me-Not.  I really enjoyed colouring her and I used the following Copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Lips;R21,20,00. Eyes;BV04,00,0000. Hair;E47,44,43,41. Flowers;BV04,00,0000,YG03. Dress;YG17,13,03. Background;V000.

The papers are Lillibet papers and they are textured like canvass so they are lovely!  I used a metal ruler to help me tear the top layer of card so as it wouldn't fray too much.  I used a truck-load of dies (OK, it's a very small truck!) Spellbinders circles, Impression Obsession; Rolled Roses, Memory Box; Chloe Stem & Cherry Blossom.  I added some swarovski's to the centre of the cherry blossoms (but as I cut them out of the lavender card I think I get away with them being forget-me-nots!) and some more diamante's to the head of the stem and the corner of the card.

The inside is fairly simple and uses a basic version of the sketch with the same papers and a computer generated sentiment using the font Angelina.

I hope you like my card and the fabby sketch - pop over to the Seems A Little Sketchy blog to check out some more inspiration from the rest of the DT and to join in yourself!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenges; One for the girls
Charisma Cardz Challenges; Birthday girls
Craft Your Passion; For the ladies
Crafty Catz; Bling it up
Divas By Design; Flower power
Papertake Weekly; For a girlie
Ruby's Rainbow; Happy Birthday
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Floral frenzy
ABC Challenges; H for Hair
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog; Anything goes

Thanks for looking!

Sassy Snow White

Saturday, 22 March 2014

 Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you've had a good week and are about to have an even better weekend!
I've had a busy week catching up at work but am slowly but surely getting there.
I got a date for my first cortisone injection for my shoulder, for the 15th of April.  I'm quite nervous about it but I just hope it works and that I have less pain, better movement and more strength, so I'm looking forward to it for that part!  Then I'll need another one for the other shoulder and I hate needles!  I have to go to the x-ray department to get it as it has to be guided down into the joint.  The more I think about it the more I cringe!  I'm such a wuss!!

Anyway,  here is my second card that I made for the midway reminder for the current challenge at PunkYouGirl where the challenge is...

Fairytales Gone Bad!

You may have already seen the sneaky peeky on the challenge blog but here it is in full:

I used a fab image by Mo's Digital Pencil called Bite and I coloured her with the following Copics: Skin: E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair: 100,C10,8,6. Clothes: E9,Y15,13,11. B39,37. RV29,25,23. B06,05,04. Apple: YG17,13,R37,29. Background: 100,C10,8,6,3,2,1.

The papers are Lauderdale by Basic Grey and the font around the image is called Campanile.  The ribbon and charm are from my stash.  I distressed the papers and inked with black soot distress ink.

The inside has been decorated to compliment the front.

You still have a few days to enter the challenge over at PunkYouGirl so please go and look at the rest of the DT fab work for some more inspiration!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenges; One for the girls
Crafts 4 Eternity; Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons; Anything goes with ribbon
Left Of Centre; Favourite book
One Stitch At A Time; Use a digi
Patties Creations Challenges; Anything goes
Rhedd & Rosies Challenge Blog; Aged/Distressed
Stampin For The Weekend; Anything goes
ABC Challenges; H for Hair
Top Tip Tuesday; Metal or Faux metal

Thanks for looking!

Jack's Bad Day!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

 Hello everyone!

A quick post from me as my bed is crying out for me but I just realised that I hadn't added my own cards to the reminder post for PunkYouGirl's current challenge on Monday - I was so concerned with making sure I didn't miss anyone else out (cos we've had a load of new DT members join our ranks!) and ended up forgetting about myself!!  I've been so busy since then at work, catching up after 2 weeks off sick :(, that I only just realised my mistake this evening!!

So, the challenge is...

Fairytales Gone Bad!

And our very own lovely Kay is supplying the prize for this month!

Here's my Pirates Of The Caribbean themed card:

Now, I'm a massive fan of Johnny Depp, so this image, as fantastic as it is, really creeps me out!!  It is by the lovely Teri at Delicious Doodles and is called Zombie Pirate.  I coloured him with the following Copics: Clothes: E49,47,44. 100,c10,8,6. Bandana: C6,R39,37,29,E44. Skin: E21,00,0000,BV04,00,0000,YG17. Bones: E41.

The papers are by Prima from the Moulin Rouge set. I frantaged the hell out of the Marianne Design die-cut clock and added the Spellbinders Fancy Framed tags 1 piece over it with a computer generated sentiment using the font Blackadder.  The tiny brads in the corners are from Stampin' Up! and the charm and ribbon are from my stash.

The inside has been done to compliment the front.

And that's it!  I still can't believe I forgot my own cards, especially saying as I had 2 cards for it! I'm such a numpty! lol!
I'll do the post for the second one tomorrow or Friday (which is now technically tomorrow, but it's late on Wednesday night as I type!) but you can have a sneaky peeky at it now over on the PunkYouGirl blog where you will also be able to see all the fabulous work by our gorgeous design team - old and new!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakers: Fairytales
Fab N Funky Challenges: Boys to men
Fussy & Fancy Challenge: Happy Birthday
Just For Fun: Anything goes
My Time To Craft: Charming
One Stitch At A Time: Use A Digi
QKR Stampede: Anything goes
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog: Aged/Distressed
Stampin' For The Weekend; Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday; Metal or faux metal

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 14 March 2014

Hey everyone!

I've just noticed that this didn't post when it was supposed to - I think I hit save instead of publish, stupid me!
I've had the flu (again!) for the last couple of weeks and haven't been online so didn't notice til now, so I've had to re-write the start!  Not much to report though as I have hardly been out of the house over the last couple of weeks and when I was out, I just wanted to be back home again!
My granny is back home again, although she had a slightly extended stay in hospital after she broke her toe while she was in there!  I haven't been to see her since I took the flu as I don't want to smit her and make things worse!

Anyway, this card was for the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu when the Pink team were being hosted by May with her challenge of...


But changes are afoot over at Eclectic Ellapu and there are still a couple of days left to get your entries in!  We are changing to a 3 weekly challenge with 2 challenge options each time, one from us pinkies and one from the purplies.

So here is my card

My fab image was by Sketching Stamper and she's called Valentina.  It's a pity Chris doesn't do stamps anymore, cos I really love her style!
I coloured Valentina with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair;E44,43,42,41,40. Clothes & Roses;E09,08,07,04,YR24,23,21.

When I was asked to make this card a couple of the things I was told the recipient liked were chocolate and Johnny Depp movies (a girl after my own heart!), so I went with the theme of the Johnny Depp film "Chocolat" which is set in France and has a vintagey look to it.  I think the image looks a bit like the main character in the film (although I made her blond, like the recipient).  The card is like a trifold concertina type card, I'm not sure what it's proper name is!

The papers are First Edition, Dessert Blooms.  The dies I used are Spellbinders Petit Ovals lg and Labels 10.  The sentiments are computer generated and the font is Lainie Day.  I added some swarovski's to finish it off.

The inside has the same papers, dies and font.

So I hope you can make it in time for this challenge - we have another one (or two!) starting on Sunday with the pinkies and purplies joining forces at Eclectic Ellapu!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday; Girls, girls, girls.
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge; Happy Birthday
Just For Fun; Anything goes
Love To Create Challenge Blog; Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey; Photo inspiration - the spots on the paper resemble the spots on the umbrella.
Papertake Weekly; Bingo - Gems, Free, Lace (punch)
QKR Stampede; Anything goes
Stampin For The Weekend; Anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog; Inspired by a book, song or film - Johnny Depp film "Chocolat"
Totally Papercrafts Challenge; Shaped cards

Thanks for looking!