January 31, 2011

Embossed sketch

Morning all

Thought i'd make a card for a new challenge blog i stumbled upon which is the Bee Crafty challenge blog and their theme for this week is a sketch, i have also combined it with this weeks MTTC challenge which is embossing.
The embossing is a cuttlebug embossing die which i brushed over with chalk, the rose is decoupaged.


January 30, 2011

Sparkles #4 Valentines

Morning all

Brrrrr are you all as cold as me can't believe how cold it is.
Well we are on to challenge 4 already which is Valentines at Sparkles Forum Challenges, thank you to all those that joined in my challenge 3 the Recipe but i must admit i was a little dissapointed to the amount that joined in but lets hope we have a few more this time,congratulations to Steph who won the fabulous prize from Crafty Emma's Store.

For my DT card i have used one of Stitchybears images our sponsor for this week

 i love this image such a cheeky woman, i didn't want to go with the traditional red so have chosen a romantic pink instead :o)
I'm also entering this card into this weeks CYDA challenge which is Love

January 29, 2011

New Award

Morning all

I have just recieved this lovely award and i think its such a fab idea, the idea is to award unkown blogs and i recived my award from the lovely Poodlechops (great name) lol, so not only have i got a new award i have a new friend too.
In accepting the award I have had to agree to the following conditions;
1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.

2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.

3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.

Here are my chosen blogs

Dawn's Crafting



January 28, 2011

M - Men

Time for a new letter over at the Alphabet Challenge and this week it's M for Men, hope you will all join in the fun and i look forward to hopping to all your blogs.
I'm also entering this card into this weeks challenge over at Allsorts as i'ts also Men/Boy.
And Just Magnolia = Going Dotty


January 25, 2011

Sketch with Hearts

Morning all

A wet and miserable morning here so decided to make a card not that i need an excuse lol.
my card is for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge which is a sketch by Donaldo also for this weeks challenge over at Totally Papercrafts which is Hearts.


January 24, 2011

Wedding DVD

Afternoon all

I have been busy making DVD's of our Daughters wedding to give to family and friends, all the photo's go in sequence of the wedding day itself  right from Helen getting ready through to their first dance together and i have added all the music that they had which was Leona Lewis (First Time) as Helen and her dad walked up the eisle, Take Thats (Greatest Day) as Helen & Gavin walked out, Michael Buble ( Hold On )for their dance together, i don't know how many times i've played it and replayed it to make adjustments and it still makes me cry lol.


January 21, 2011

L - Ladies

Morning all

It's Friday which means a new challenge has been set on Alphabet Challenge and this week it's L for Ladies, for my card i have used Craft Uk stamps that i recently got in a craft sale at my local garden center, these are the art deco set, the image i have coloured using promarkers.


January 19, 2011

New Challenge Blog Launch

Morning all


Some very exciting news for you....we are preparing to launch a new challenge blog a sister blog to Sparkles Forum Challenges but our new blog will be monthly challenges and just for Christmas so you will have no excuse for not having enough Christmas cards lol, so please make a note in your diary for February 1st our launch date and help yourselves to our badge to display on your blog to help spread the word for us.
February 1st
please join us xx

January 16, 2011

Challenge 3 A Recipe

Morning all
Well its Sunday again and that means a new challenge has been set on the Sparkles Forum Challenges blog, well i hope it has as it's my turn to set it lol, so for this fortnights theme it's a Recipe to use.
5 Gems
4 Brads
3 Flowers
2 Buttons
1 Ribbon/Bow
Here is my card, i do hope you will join me as there is a fabulous prize for 1 lucky winner from the lovely Emma

I'm also entering this card into this weeks Just Magnolia challenge which is my favourite things.
Craft Your Days Away which is Anything Goes

January 14, 2011

K = Keys

Morning all
Friday has rolled round again which means a new challenge on the Alphabet Challenge, this week it's K for Keys
For my card i used my House Mouse stamp coloured with promarkers and added a glittered 21 and key.
I'm also entering this card into this weeks Totally Papaercrafts challenge which is Happy Birthday and
House Mouse & Friends New beginnings (New Journey into Adult Life).


January 12, 2011

It's Arrived

Hi all

My new stamp that i won on Lorraines Loft Wednesday has arrived woohooo and its gorgeous so i had to have a play, i have managed to fit this card into 6 challenges.


1. Totally Papercrafts        = Thank you
2. SCSC                          =  Tons of Texture
3. Craft your Days Away  =  Anything Goes
4. CES Challenges            = All Creatures Great & Small
5. I Love Promarkers        = Punches (Corners & Flower)
6. Simon Says Stamp        = Sketch

January 07, 2011

J = Journey

Morning all

A very cold morning here in Brum and we are expecting some heavy snow today but rain in the afternoon.
It's time for a new challenge over on Alphabet Challenge and this week its J for Journey, here is my DT card hope you like it.

XX Shaz XX

January 04, 2011

* Love is in the Air *

Afternoon all
Hope your all having a nice warm crafty day, here's a card i made today that fits into 4 challenges, hope you like it.

Challenges are
1 SCSC = Buttons & bows
2 Craft Your Days Away = Punch It Out ( i used my corner punch on image )
3 MTTC = Up in the Air
4 Papertake Weekly = Anything Goes.
XX Shaz XX

January 03, 2011

* oops *

Afternoon all

I made this card yesterday intending to enter it into the House Mouse challenge but oops completley forgot to blog it and now it's to late for the aperture challenge but i can still use it for this weeks challenge as it's  * New Begginings * so for my card i have used my New cuttlebug for the butterflies and my New House Mouse Stamp and i can tell you about the candy i won from Lorraines Loft woopie yes i won her fab candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp of a House Mouse of my choice can't wait for it to arrive so i can play many thanks Lorraine.
I'm also entering this card into Crafty Emmas Store Challenge which is Anything Goes.

XX Shaz XX

January 02, 2011

Sparkles Challenge 2 New Things

Morning all

Well Christmas is over and a New Year begins lets hope it's a good one for all and to start the New Year off we start with a New Challenge over at SFC, the theme is New Things set this week by team mate Dazie.
Here is my DT card for this challenge, we are being sponsored by Susan's Crafty Chaos  the prize up for grabs is a choice of 3 items from Susan's store....how fab is that.

For my card i have used some of the fabulous crafty stuff i had for Christmas
Papers Cottage Garden by our sponsor for this week.
Coloured with New Promarkers
Card & Paper stitched with my New Mini Sewing Machine 
Butterflies made with my New Cuttlebug
Butterflies embossed with my New Joy Crafts emboss/cut die 
Imaged stamped with my New Craft UK Stamps that i got in the sale was £9.99 reduced to £2.99 for 11 stamps bargain.
Hope you will join in with the fun this week and i look forward to dashing round all your blogs to see what lovely creations you come up with.

I'm also entering this card into
MTTC challenge = Brand Spanking New.
I Love Promarkers = Anything Goes.

XX Shaz XX