Saturday, 10 September 2016

Sweet Stampin' ~ Cute & Cuddly

Hey there my lovely blog buddies. It's been a silly week, as I mentioned on my last post. So I'm flying in quickly with my DT make for Sweet Stampin' tonight. As you know, you must 'stamp' to enter our challenges, so I do love to use my rubber stamps whenever possible for my DT makes and I picked up this cute Stamping Bella chick recently with this fabulous sentiment too and just knew I had to use it for my best bud in Sweden. 

      (sorry about the wonky angle - held up to the Sun to catch the daisy sparkle)
I sent my Swedish pal this card recently with all the family news in it. Needless to say, I had to add several additional pages! I do love snail mail, it's still my favourite way to communicate with my pals abroad. There's just something special about an actual letter you can hold and even nicer with a sweet handmade card! I just think this wee chick is super cute and with that sentiment, it quite stole my heart!

I kept the design very CAS and used some digital paper from Pixel Scrapper as the background. It's from the Strawberry Fields set by Janet Scott. I've coloured the image with my Promarkers and added a touch of Wink of Stella to the centre of the daisy. A few distressed edges, a simple yellow bakers twine wrap to finish et voila. 

Come on over to Sweet Stampin' to join in our 'Cute & Cuddly' challenge. I'd love to see what you create. I'll be back again when time allows. Things are about to get a whole lot crazier at mine for a little bit, so I'm not sure how often I'll be able to check in over the next few weeks. But fingers crossed I won't be too knackered in the evenings to check in with you all. Thanks for all the lovely messages you leave me, I don't say it very often, but they always TOTALLY make my day. Big hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Lemon Shortbread: #23 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #337 ~ Anything But Square
The Ribbon Girl: September Card Challenge
Cute Card Thursday: #442 ~ Animals/Creatures
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #41 ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #163 ~ Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Simon Says Monday Challenge: STAMPtember ~ Stamp It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: STAMPtember ~ Stamp It
City Crafter Challenge: #328 ~ Photo Inspiration (Red, Yellow, White, Flower)

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Fab 'n' Funky ~ Fall Colours

Hey there my lovely blog buddies. I have had a full on week and I'm knackered! I almost forgot that I needed to whip up a wee make for my Fab 'n' Funky DT spot today. But then I remembered about a sweet card I made a pal a while back and was yet to blog, which lucky for me, fits the theme perfectly!! I've been at a funeral today so I'm going to just pop this up as a holding page, until I can get back to finish the post. Sorry, too many balls in the air today!

Be sure to head over to the Fab 'n' Funky challenge to check out what my awesome teamies got up to for the challenge and come and join us for some Autumnal fun. Big hugs until I can get back to finish the post, Wends xoxo

Update: Right I'm back, funeral was beautiful, heartbreaking, but beautiful. Thank you all for your sweet wishes. It was the passing of someone beloved from my extended family.

Detes for the card follow and I failed to mention previously our wonderful sponsor for this challenge. We have the lovely Di's Digi Downloads sponsoring us with her sweet and enchanting images, so that's a treat for the winner! Do come and join in the fun with us this challenge for our 'Autumn Colours' challenge. There are some lovely combo's you could use and you don't have to use them all. I went for the reds and golds on my card.

Card Recipe:
Papers: MME
Glass Heart Charm: Stash
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Scalloped & Oval Frame: X-Cut Nesting Die
Blooms: Wild Orchid Crafts & Prima Fabric Bloom
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace
Image: Zoe ~ Saturated Canary
Black Velvet Lace: Stash

Challenge Entries: 
The ABC Challenge: O is for Open
The Ribbon Girl: September Card Challenge
Aud Sentiments: #163 ~ Anything Goes + Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner: #88 ~ Let's Hear It For The Girls
Mod Squad Challenge: Colour Inspiration ~ Fall Colours
City Crafter: #328 ~ Photo Challenge (Reds, Golds and Flowers)
613 Avenue Create: #189 ~ Anything Goes + The Colours Of Fall
Creative Inspirations: #257 ~ Anything Goes + Sketch (Sketch flipped)
Deep Ocean Challenge: #137 ~ Bingo (Lace - Black Velvet Lace, Diecuts - Ticket & Scalloped Oval, Charm - Glass Heart Charm)

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Southern Girls ~ Anything Goes

Hey my lovely blog pals, I'm stopping in today with a DT post for the Southern Girls Challenge. We have a new challenge starting today and it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge hosted by the Team Lou lovelies. That's right, another 'Anything Goes' so there's no excuse not to play along! We are being sponsored by Rick St Dennis, and I've used a sweet stamp generously provided by our sponsor for my DT creation. A real cutie called Summer Wind. For those of you who enjoy the delicious darker images, Rick has plenty for you to enjoy. I'm not keen on the 'sleuky' images (my kiddos word for spooky/scary) so I chose a sweet image from his Zibbet store. Rick has two stores, an Etsy store and his Zibbet store, the Etsy store has more of the 'dark side' images. Fabulous, especially with Halloween now just around the corner, but sleuky!

I found some gorgeous brightly coloured paper, which I thought would be lovely with the florals in this sweet image. I cropped the image to fit a circle frame and coloured it with my Promarkers. The gorgeous heart circle frame is from the Sue Wilson range by Creative Expressions called Italian Decorative Frame.

The above photo was taken in the shade, so shows the colours of the image well, but the paper looks a little darker than it actually is. I took the following shot in full Sun out on the driveway. The image looks a little bleached out, but the rich colours of the paper came up well here. Did you spot the wee birdies I inked in the bottom left corner to just add a sneaky detail and bit of interest? 

A little collage follows of some of the features. The sentiment, diecut Sun, the birds and the posy of flowers. I added Wink of Stella to the flowers, but it hasn't shown up well in any pic I took, so you just have to imagine the gentle sparkle when it catches the light. 

I hope you'll come and play along with us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. We'd love to see what you come up with. My teamies have been hard at work on their gorgeous DT creations to inspire you, so do stop by the blog to check those out. 

I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, in the meantime, have an awesome week. I hope yours holds some fun crafty adventures too. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Mod Squad: Use Foliage
Crafty Gals: #87 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: #262 ~ Make it Digital
Lemon Shortbread:  #23 ~ Anything Goes
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #163 ~ Anything Goes + Sentiment
Little Red Wagon: #357 ~ Let's Get Inky (Edges of papers inked and bird bottom left of paper)
As You Like It: Favourite Shaped Card-base. I LOVE shaped cards, but I do use square card bases more than any other. So I really have two favourites, the Go Kreate Frilly #10 and a plain square card base. Always so quick and easy and I think the plain 6x6 square base has such a nice balance and is a good size when creating a card.
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