Monday, 27 August 2012

Back to School

I decided to have a play with some Copics today, I definitely need a lot of practise, but here is what I came up with for today.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stampin With the Dragon - Back To School
Simply Create Too - Challenge 20 Back To School
Here Come The Boys - Sketch 34
Make It Monday - Linky Party #104
Bearly Mine - 49 Anything Goes
Simon Says - Back To School
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge 88 Back to School

Materials Used:
Whiff of Joy - Oakley On Time For Class stamp and sentiment
K & Co - Hopscotch paper pad
Spellbinders - Labels 25
Copics - E41, E51, R000, R14, R27, YR04, YR07, YR15, B18, B23, B24, E33, E35, E37, C-1, C-2, C-3
Letraset - fine line drawing pen
Craftwork Cards - white card blank

Rodney the Reindeer

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!  Here is another card for my Christmas collection - I must have a count up to see how I am doing. 

I've made this card using a topper and backing paper from the Kraftyhands Cringle & Company CD set, and a die cut from baking parchment, YES, backing parchment!  Last week I was making a card (which I'll be able to share with you next weekend) using the Spellbinders decorative lace border die which is rather intricate, so I put a piece of baking parchment inbetween the card and the die to make it easier to pop out.  When I was tidying up, I looked at the baking parchment piece and thought it looked rather pretty so decided to keep it and use on a card, and here it is.  It was just wide enough to wrap around the polkadot card to attach it at the back so no need for any glue on the front - I think I might use this idea more often!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Red and Green Should Be Seen
Bearly Mine - 49 Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Linky Party #104

Materials Used:
Kraftyhands - Cringle & Company CD set
Spellbinders - decorative lace border die
Craftwork Cards - white card blank
Gold mirri card and red polkadot ribbon from stash
Lakeland - baking parchment

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Christmas Pudding

Well its now just under 4 months til Christmas! So I thought I'd better get on and make some more Christmas cards. Here is a card I made using a sweet image from the new Polkadoodles CD "Here Comes Christmas".

I am linking this card to:
Polkadoodles - Week 34 Stitching Real or Faux (mine is most definitely faux!)
Crimbo Crackers - Challenge 22 Christmas Pudding
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quilting
Winter Wonderland - Red and Green Should Be Seen
Make It Monday - Linky Party #104

Materials Used:
Polkadoodles - Here Comes Christmas CD (main image and backing papers)
Spellbinders - Labels 18
Letraset - fine line drawing pen
Craftwork Cards - white card blank
My Craft Studio - crystal glitter
Gold mirror card from stash

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Fashion - Cricut Style

Hello everyone, well what a day its been here - sunshine and blue skies, rain, and then thunder and lightening accompanied by rather a lot of rain!

So what better way to spend the time, but indoors crafting! So here is a card I've made using my cricut and a cartridge that I haven't used that much - Forever Young.

I am linking this to the Make It Monday - Linky Party #103

Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridge - Forever Young
Martha Stewart - border punch
Core'dinations - purple, white and black card
Craftwork Cards - white A5 card
Happy Birthday rubber stamp - unknown
Patterned black and white paper from stash

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Cute Puppies

Following on from my Cute Kittens cards, here are some samples for the Cute Puppies CD which is part of the new double CD set Cute Kittens and Puppies from Kraftyhands.with one CD dedicated to each. There are more samples from the rest of the design team on the Kraftyhands Blog so pop over and take a look and why not enter the August blog challenge while you are there - you could win a voucher for £20 to spend in the Kraftyhands shop!

Aren't all these little fellas cute!  There are ten different puppies to choose from - you will definitely find it hard to decide which one to start with as they are all so adorable.

Materials Used:
Kraftyhands - Cute Puppies CD
Coredinations - coloured card
Craftwork Cards - white card
Joanna Sheen - gentle gloss photo paper
Spellbinders - Labels One
Martha Stewart - border punch
Brads from stash

Cute Kittens

Kraftyhands have launched a new double CD set - Cute Kittens and Puppies, with one CD dedicated to each. The CDs are full of adorable images suitable for cat and dog lovers of any age. Here are some of my kitten samples, and if you like these, pop on over to the Kraftyhands Blog where you can see inspiration from the rest of the design team.

And while you are there, take a look at the August blog challenge - there is still time to enter, and you could win a voucher for £20 to spend in the Kraftyhands shop.

Look at this little kitten, isn't she gorgeous! And I love the matching pink paws and fish bones background paper. There are new 3D paper bows on these CDs which are really pretty and very easy to make.

I am linking these cards to the Make It Monday - Linky Party #103

Materials Used:
Kraftyhands - Cute Kittens CD
Coredinations - coloured card
Craftwork Cards - white card
Joanna Sheen - gentle gloss photo paper
Martha Stewart - border punch
Brads and pearls from stash

Friday, 17 August 2012

London 2012!

Well - didn't we put on a good show!!!  I have to admit I was more than a little sceptical before the games started - expecting to experience the worst when it came to travelling to work and back, but that was all pretty good (mind you I did travel in really early!)

Just like all of my friends and colleagues, we didn't get any tickets in the ballot :-(
BUT.... managed to get some last minute tickets online so got to see a couple of events at the Olympic Park, so I thought I would share a couple of my photos of the Olympic Stadium and the Orbit with you.  We didn't get to see any of the athletics and go inside the stadium, but it looks pretty impressive from the outside! And the other venues are pretty good too!

Personnally I think the BBC coverage of the games was absolutely fantastic - I don't think I've ever watched so much sport in my whole life! LOL!  Roll on the Paralympics and lets hope that is as successful as the Olympics! 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Bling It Up - Kraftyhands August Challenge

Its the beginning of a new month (how fast is this year going?!) so it's time for a new challenge over at Kraftyhands! This month the theme is "Bling It Up" and I chose to use one of the new Stampography stamps available on the website, and added a delicate bit of bling.  So come and join in over at, create a project using Kraftyhands or Crafters Companion products available from Kraftyhands and be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend at

I am linking this card to the following:
Simply Create Too - Challenge 19 Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Linky Party # 101

Materials Used:
Kraftyhands - Stampography Sew n Sew stamp set
Polkadoodles - Pen & Paper Circle Volume 3 CD
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals, Foliage set
Marianne Design Dies - Chinese Rose
Ranger Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
Craftwork Cards - white card
Kanban - irridescent gems