Sunday, 27 July 2014

Christmas in July ... again

The Sentimental Sundays challenge has had a little break but is back today with a new challenge which is "Christmas in July" (+ a greeting), luckily the weather here has been far from wintery in fact it actually feels like summer!  My card is CAS mainly cos still not had much time for crafting & also cos I saw a similar card on Pintrest & thought it looked cool.  I punched circles of scrap Christmas paper & edged with gold ink, I used a tag punch for the tops of the baubles & finished with ribbons, peel offs & a stamped greeting. I hope you can join us & you might even win a prize from our fab sponsor Zlatoena's Design :o)

The Challenges:
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non-traditional Colours
Delightful - Add a Ribbon
Creative Knockouts - Christmas in July
Southern Girls - Christmas is Coming
Dazzling Diva - Non-traditional Christmas Colours
That's Crafty - Christmas in July
Bloggers - Christmas in July

I hope you're having a fab weekend!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

End of an Era!

Yes today is the last Jellypark Friends challenge & I am proud to say I've been part of Claire's DT from the very beginning, which was July 2011 - yes 3 years! I have no idea where the time has gone but I've loved every minute :o)  For our last challenge the theme is "Christmas in July" & I used the Christmas Robins digi stamp which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are from my (very large) stash of Christmas papers & I finished the card with some Kraft card, tags, brad, wooden snowflake & gems.  I really hope you can join us for this last challenge & I look forward to seeing your creations (it's never too early to get a head start on your Christmas crafting).

The challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Christmas in July 
Christmas Cards all Year 'Round - Non-traditional Colours
Crafty Hazelnut - Layer It Up
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - For the Birds

Here is my first card I made for the Jellypark DT all those years ago:


And if you're interested here are all my other creations using Jellypark images HERE

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend.  I have so missed crafting lately but tomorrow hubby's out all day for a footy competition so I'm determined to get back in the swing of things :o)  

Sunday, 29 June 2014


Today sees the start of a new Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Summer" (with a sentiment). Our summer weather here is the UK as always is a bit hit & miss (at the moment it's more miss than hit unfortunately lol).  I made a tag (which was actually made for a swap group I'm in on Facebook) & kept it clean & simple cos I love this image which was a part of an Acid Drops & Whatnots stamp set I go free with a magazine :D  I coloured it with ProMarkers, used some Glamour Dust on the water & the sky was made using chalk & a cloud die cut.  I inked the edges & finished off with an eyelet and ribbon.  Our fab sponsor this week is All Dressed Stamps so there is the chance to win some gorgeous images.

The challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Summer or Summer Colours 
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
CFC - Summer Lovin'
That's Crafty! - All at Sea
Wags & Whiskers - Summer Fun
Milk Coffee - Summer Fun
Allsorts - Summer Girls

(without the sentiment)

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend xx

Sunday, 22 June 2014

When I Grow Up...

Well I never wanted to be a nurse (when I was a little girl I wanted to be a shoe designer, then when I was in secondary school I was going in the Navy but I met my now husband so didn't go) but I do work in a doctors surgery.   This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "When I Grow Up" (+ a sentiment).  For my card I used another Jellypark image, this time "Girl in Nurse Costume" but this time I coloured it with my ProMarker blender pen & chalks & I like the naive feel it gives (well for this card at least ;o).  I kept the card simple (mainly due to time restraints but also cos I think the image is so sweet) just finishing off with a couple of flowers & pegs.  I hope you can find time to join us.

The challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - For a Child
Freshly Brewed - Red, White & Blue
Open-Minded Crafting - Patriotic Colours
A Little Bit Crafty - Child's Play
Creative Craft Cottage - Digi/Flowers
Brown Sugar - Dots &/or Stripes
The Stamping Boutique - Card for a Child

Have a wonderful Sunday :o)

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside :o)

Well that is the title of this week's Jellypark Friends challenge & it is also true, I am lucky enough to live near the sea & you can't beat a walk along the beach & getting some fresh air in your lungs :D  As you can tell from my blog I'm still short of crafting time but am trying to squeeze a bit in here & there but it isn't easy unfortunately.  For my card I used Jellypark's fab "Beach Hut Belle" digital stamp which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The paper is from Papermania's Ahoy There pad & I tore some yellow paper for the sand.  Finishing off with a die cut sun button, sentiment, ribbon & pearls.  I look forward to seeing all your summery entries :o)  (sorry I haven't had much time for visiting all your fab blogs, I do miss the inspiration but I hope I will have more time this week).

The challenges:
Cute Card Thurday - Beside the Seaside
Fun-day Friday - Summer Fun
Fairytale - Lazy Summer Days
Creative Corner - Summertime
Doodle Garden - Summer Lovin'
Sparkles - At the Beach/Summer Fun
Lia Stampz - Summer Fun
Milk Coffee - Summer Fun

I hope you're having a lovely weekend & thanks for looking xxx

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Everybody's Favourite Challenge...

Hello, sorry I've not been around much lately I've been working extra hours as we are short-staffed at work & that hasn't left much time for crafting or blogging :o(
As the title suggests this weeks challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Anything Goes" (+ a sentiment) & it is one that everyone can join in :D  I made a TP  mini album (an album using the inside of toilet paper rolls) for a swap & I must admit I didn't find it that easy though I would def have another go & hopefully it would be easier 2nd time round (I'll let you know if I do).  Here is the video I used: if you want to have a go.  I used various papers & stamps that I hadn't used for a while together with some lace ribbon & various other bits & bobs from my stash.  We are sponsored by Rick St Dennis so there is also the opportunity to win some fab images too :o)

The TP tubes are used to make the pockets

The challenges:
All Crafts - Anything Goes (but no cards)
A Creative Need - Anything Goes
Time 4 Scrap - Anything Goes 
Flat Friends - Anything But a Card
Craftyhazelnut - Patterned Paper
Emergency Crafters - Not a Card
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes

The tags that are in the pockets
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend, thanks for looking & I hope you will join the challenge :o) xx

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Jellypark AND Sentimental Sundays Challenges...

OMG I just don't have enough time lately to fit in as much crafting as I would like, I really don't know where the time goes.  I have just had a few days away in London which was fab but there have been so many things to catch up with since I got back I am struggling and I think I left my mojo in London too which doesn't help lol.  So hence the double post.  

This week's challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Bold & Bright" due to lack of time & aforementioned mojo I made a quick bookmark, luckily it was saved by Claire's wonderful "Girl Eating Chocolate Bar" image which I coloured with ProMarkers, used a scrap of DP, added some sequins & ribbon.  On the back I stamped a Inkadinkado Kid Quote.

The challenges:
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Anything but a Card
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/twist use Twine
Digistamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes

The new challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Things With Wings" (+ a sentiment) & I made this card using a free Saturated Canary image which I coloured with ProMarkers  (the card was actually made some time ago but I never got round to blogging it, which was lucky for me as I didn't have time to make anything new.  I added a big bow with a heart shaped button & finished off with some punched butterflies & gems.  I decorated the inside too (the greeting is computer generated).  Our fab sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry :o)

The challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Use Your Die Cuts
Totally Gorjuss - Buttons &/or Bows
A Creative Need - Mothers Day/for a Woman
Stampin' for the Weekend - For the Girls
Southern Girls - Sparkle & Shine with a Bit of Bling
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings

Thanks for looking & I hope you will be able to join in with our challenges.  Enjoy the bank holiday (if you have one) & have a great week xx


Sunday, 18 May 2014

Where Does the Time Go?

I can't believe I haven't blogged for 3 weeks, it has been so busy & the time has just flown by.  I haven't had much time for crafting lately :o(   Luckily I'm on holiday for a week (& a day as it's bank holiday next week) & we're going to London for a few days - I'm so excited, I LOVE London.  I'm not sure if I'll have time to fit  any crafting in when I get back but I will try.  This tag I've made is duel purpose :o) as it's for a swap group I'm in on Facebook & for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Funky Flowers" (+ a sentiment).  I made the tag(s) from rectangles of card & cut the corners off, covered with scraps of DP & added doilies, flowers, brad, ribbon, punched hearts & stamped ticket.  As the weather is so lovely at the 
moment I took the photos on the lawn :D  Our sponsor is Bugaboo & I hope you can join us & have the chance to win some fab images.

 The challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Photo Inspiration
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Shabby Chic
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Bearly Mine - Flowers
Emerald Faeries - Flowers, Ribbon &/or Lace
Charisma Cardz - May Flowers

Both Tags Together

Thanks for looking, have a great Sunday & a fab week! xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Keeping it CAS!

Gotta love CAS cards when you haven't got a lot of time (& for me that is most of the time lately lol) & this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is Clean and Simple (+ a sentiment) & we are sponsored by 2 Cute Ink & I used this cute Balloon Birdie digital stamp which I coloured with ProMarkers.  I found my tool that corrugates card & used that on some Kraft card.  The background is done with chalk & using a die cut cloud as a stencil  I finished of with a Lili of the Valley stamped sentiment & some gems.  I'm sure you can all fit in time to make a CAS card so I really hope you can join us ;o)

The challenges:
Simon Says - Keep It Clean & Simple
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Things With Wings
Color Me Creative - Birthdays
Simply Create Too - Stack Em Up
Fairytale - Cute Only
Alphabet - F for Feathers
Suzy Bee's - Wings

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Friday, 25 April 2014

It's Friday!!!!

Hooray it's Friday, just gotta last til 5.00 & weekend starts :o)  Friday also means a new challenge at Jellypark Friends which this time is "One for the Boys".  I used this fab image called Football Rugby Supporter & coloured him with ProMarkers.  The papers & embellishments are from Papermania's Portobello Road (apart from the felt heart) & I finished with a computer generated sentiment.  I haven't done much crafting lately cos we've had our 3 grandchildren staying & how lovely it was to spend time with them :o) & my mojo seems to have gone walkabout now but hopefully it will find it's way home soon...

The challenges:
The Paper Shelter - For the Boys
Penny's - One for the Boys
Dream Valley - Say It With Words
Come and Get It - Where the Boys Are
The Crafting Cafe - One for the Boys

I hope you've had a great week & have an even better weekend! Thanks for looking & I hope you can join us :o) xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Hooray for Weekends & Week's Off!

Yes this weekend is even more special cos we're on holiday next week & are having our 3 grandchildren to stay.  Can't wait both mine & hubby's work has been so stressful lately we need some FUN :o)  So no feeling of dread tonight at the end of the weekend & Monday morning looming ever closer lol.  As it is Sunday it is time for another Sentimental Sundays challenge & this week we want to see your "Embossing" (any sort & with a sentiment please, it is Sentimental Sundays after all ;o).  We are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe & the DT were given these fab "Rain Rain Go Away" images to use. I coloured my boots with ProMarkers, used a die cut umbrella & finished off with a flower, button, gems, brads, computer generated sentiment & an embossed panel.  

The challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Polka Dots
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Polka Dots
That's Crafty - You Spin me Right Round
Passion for ProMarkers - So Sentimental
Digi Galore - Flowers
Paper Creator - Spots & Dots

I hope you are having a lovely weekend & if you are crafting I hope you'll have time to join our challenge :o) xx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

New Found Love...Mini Albums (**V**) (warning: lots of photos)

Today is my turn to choose the theme for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge & I chose "Vintage/Steampunk" & I had in my head I wanted to make something with an Alice in Wonderland feel.  I had a wonderfully illustrated book when I was little & it was my fav.  I saw THIS printable album online & fell in love with it.  It took me ages to make but I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I added a few other images I bought on Etsy & added some ribbons, charms, ink & liquid embossing.  I would love to make for mini albums but I really don't have much free time at the moment :o( (I did make a toilet paper roll album for a swap which I will blog at a later date but I don't like it as much as this one).  I haven't shown all the photos (but there are still lots lol), I hope you get the idea :o)

The challenges:
Papertake - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes 
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a Card
Digitally Sweet - Anything but a Card
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Funday Friday - Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun - Anything Goes
Fairies - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Seemacrafts - Vintage
Crafty Little Fairies - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes (with ribbon)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - No Markers
Everybody Art - Watch
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Left of Centre - Ribbon &/or Flowers

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend & will find time to join our challenge :o)

Sunday, 30 March 2014

A Bit of Shrink Plastic...

I haven't had much time for crafting lately & things were starting to get on top of me a bit but I wanted to make something for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge & I wanted it to be different but it also had to be quick - well this was the plan!  I spent hours yesterday fiddling about with shrink plastic, first it was the wrong dimensions (though in the end I had to go with this one), then it just didn't look right & finally when I thought I was nearly there the Modge podge was too thick & made all the ink run :o(  So I went back to the first attempt though it wasn't quite right - (the image was printed onto printable shrink plastic),  I coloured it with pencils, stamped on the back & punched a hole for the jump ring (this is done before shrinking). Then I covered it with Modge Podge & added a sprinkling of Glamour Dust.  Our challenge is "Add a Doodle to it" & we are sponsored by the wonderful Scribbles Designs & I used Flower Doodle 6.  I hope you can find time to join us.  Happy Mother's Day to all those who are celebrating today :o)  I'm spending the morning with youngest son & then at the MIL for dinner tonight.

The challenges:
Craft My Life - Anything But a Card
CMC - Sparkle It
My Sheri - Anything But a Card

Friday, 28 March 2014

For all the Mums & Special Ladies...

The Jellypark Friends new challenge is "Mothers Day/Special Lady".  I used this cute "Breakfast in Bed" digi stamp which is only £1.50 & all the money goes to a wonderful charity "The Willow Foundation".  I coloured my card with ProMarkers & paper pieced her dress, finishing off with lace, ribbon, flowers & a brad.  This card is going to my Mother-in-Law Joy who is a special lady.  Unfortunately I lost my Mum almost 30 years ago just before I got married & I still miss her.  I hope all of you that are Mums have a lovely day Sunday.

Crafty Sentiments - Mother's Day
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Art Impressions - Getting Girly
Crafts for Eternity - Special Mums
Inky Chicks - Lace Up Your Cards
Ladybug Crafts Ink - For a Special Lady
Craft Your Passion - Mother's Day/For the Ladies
Cutie Pie - Cute One for Mum 

Now I'm back to work I don't have enough time for crafting & as it's been so busy, when I have had time I've been too tired :o(  I hope you can all fit in a little crafty time this weekend :o) xx

Monday, 17 March 2014

Cute & Cuddly at Sentimental Sundays

Yes this week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is cute & cuddly (+ a sentiment).  We are sponsored by MilkCoffee & I used this cute "Charlotte with Flower& Bird" digi which I coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are MME Howdy Doody (I love these) & I finished the card with flowers, pearls, doily & sentiment.  I'm back to work normal hours from today (I was on phased return for the last 2 weeks after breaking my wrist) & went on my bike for the first time, I was a bit apprehensive but it was fine (actually I felt better than I thought it would).  Please check out the other DT members creations for more inspiration & I hope you can join us :o)

The challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Girls, Girls, Girls
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/option of 2d or 3d flowers
Oddball Art - Use a Digi
Crafts Galore - Use a Stamp or Digi
Bearly Mine - One for the Girls
Gem of a Challenge - Mother's Day/Female Birthday/Special Lady
Kitty B Designs - Things With Wings
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi

 Have a great week xx