Thursday, 29 October 2009

Mo's Challenge #4 ...Folded Cards...

Where is the week going??? It's Thursday already...and that means it's Mo's challenge day!! Yay :0)
This week Sandy has set the challenge of using 'a folded card'...which means you can start on that list of easel, stair step, side step, gatefold and pocket fold cards that you've got, and just haven't got around to doing!!
The rest of the DT have made some fantastic cards, so if you have two minutes spare please go and take a peek x
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Lil Blue Christmas Cracker
Images - Digital Pencil Too - Kai in the Snow &

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Touchy, Feely!!!

For this weeks challenge at Funky Fairy Towers, we'd like you to make something with the theme of 'Textures'.
So dig out all those embossing folders, 3D embellishments, glitter and the like and see what you come up with!
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - A lil blue Christmas cracker
Image - Digital Pencil Too - Thursday's Child

Monday, 26 October 2009

Halloween Treats...

Morning all :0)
It's not just Monday's 'Half Term Monday' ...Yip!!! So I'm posting at a leisurely pace...can you tell?? Mind you, it won't last long as I'm dashing off in a while and before I know it, it'll be dark outside!! lol
I'd better get on to this weeks Cute Daisy May challenge before my coffee is finished...and it is..... 'Happy Halloween' !!
Now, not being a great Halloween fan, I don't tend to make many cards...and being a meany and not letting the children go 'Trick or Treating' I usually just do a 'spooky tea' at home and give them a few treats instead.
For this weeks challenge I made a start on those....

In case you're wondering, this is a lolly holder :)

Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - A Lil Bit Spooky
Images - Cute Daisy May - Sheet 7
Card Stock - Stampin' Up! - Elegant Eggplant
Sweeties - Sainsbury's!! :0)

Saturday, 24 October 2009

A Special Celebration!

We {the girls and I, kind of 'we' :0) } have had a lovely afternoon! It was my Auntie's 80th birthday yesterday, and today she had a very special Birthday party!
I thought that a very special person and very special birthday, deserved a very special card...
I made my first (I would think of many!) Easel card...with gorgeous gold (effect!) foiled papers and lovely thick matching vellum.
One Stop Craft Challenge this week have the theme of 'Celebration' ... I think celebrating 80 years should qualify!

Papers - from deep within one of my paper drawers!!
Sentiment - printed from PC

Friday, 23 October 2009


Yippeee!! It's Friday...AND..then it's half term!! Photobucket
As it's Friday, it's Totally Gorjuss day...and our 2nd challenge is to make a 'Shaped' card.. anything but square!! Nip over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's cards for heaps of inspiration ;) Papers - Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Image - Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Girl
Sentiment - Stampin' Up! - Oval All
Punch - Stampin' Up! - Large Oval
Embellishments - from Stash

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Mo's Challenge #2

Morning!! :)
It's Thursday, so that means one's Mo's Challenge day!! Thank you to everyone who joined us for last weeks 'Colours of Fall' challenge...there were soooo many wonderful cards out there! Don't forget to nip back and check who the winner is, later on! :)
This weeks challenge, once again set by Sandy, is.... Anything but a Card...such an open playing field!
Rules are that you must use a Mo's image if you want to be included for the prize, but other than that...have FUN!! :)
I have decorated a candle (I made a tutorial for putting digi images onto a candle here ) and I made a matching 'mobile phone charm' out of shrink plastic :)
Images - Mo's Digital Pencil Too -

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Use A Photo...

This weeks challenge with the Funky Fairy's is to 'use a photo' on your creations! You can make cards, scrap pages, ATCs, what ever you like - you just need to use a photograph somewhere.Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Dainty Dots
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Punches - Oval large and scallop - Stampin' Up!
Flowers - Stampin' Up! - Scallop circle
Punch - Daisy -
Nesties - Blossom

Monday, 19 October 2009

I Love You...

...well...kind of!! lol
This is the theme at Cute Daisy May this week...and you can portray it in whichever way you feel :)Background - Happy Hearts - Stampin' Up!
Image - Cute Daisy May - Sheet 73
Sentiment - Stampin' Up! - retired hostess stamp set
Flower/Bead charm - Made by Me

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Kai In a Snow Globe!

Hi all...happy weekend!! :)
Not sure where last week went, but it means that we are another week closer to Christmas! Eeek!!
Speaking of Christmas... The girls at Fun with Shapes and More have a theme of 'Something Christmasy'!! And Daring Cardmakers have the theme of 'I Can See Clearly' ! Jumping 'outside of the box' latest creation falls into both!!
I've used the ever gorgeous Kai in the Snow from Mo and her Digital Pencil Too ...

Image - Digital Pencil Too - Kai in the Snow
Coloured - ProMarkers
Snow globe - Hobbycraft

Friday, 16 October 2009

Totally Gorjuss In Pink!!

Good morning!! It's Friday...yay!! :)
Such an exciting day too as it brings you the very first Totally Gorjuss challenge!! YIP!!
The challenge for this week is such an easy one...but means you can go soooooo girly! It's...PINK...!
We'd love to see what you all come up with...have fun!!Papers - DCWV - Sweet
Image - Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Girl
Coloured - ProMarkers
Sentiment - Oval Punchums - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts
Charm - Made by Me
Flowers - from stash

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Mo's Challenge #2

WoW!!! Over 130 of you joined us last week for Mo's (ok...Bella and Bronte's!! ) first ever challenge and with such fabulous work too!!! Thanks for joining us x
If you'd like to play along with Mo's Challenge this week, the theme is.......'FALL' ! The create something using an image or colours of 'Fall' ...with a maximum of TWO embellishments! Eeek!! Don't forget you must use one of Mo's images.
I've used 'Tramp' ... And surrounded him with colours of Autumn...Now, before you dash off, I must just share an exciting bit of news with you! The girls in the Dream Team are having a Blog Hop!!! These will happen every 3rd Thursday of the month!!
This months hop will start at Lori's what are you waiting for?? Off you hop!!! :)

Papers - Basic Grey -
Image - Tramp - Digital Pencil Too
Coloured - Promarkers
Twill - Hand stamped and coloured by me
Buttons - from stash

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

No Image Allowed!!!

'GULP'!!!!! *.*
That's the challenge at Funky Fairy's this week...and after the initial shock of 'No Image' ...not a stamped one...not a digi one...not a tiny one...not part of one...not even a picture! Some were more shocked than others...mentioning no names.....LOU!!! lol It became a challenge that I actually really enjoyed's so effective! :) If you nip over to the challenge blog and look at all the fabulous DT work, you'll see what I mean :)
I used the brand new set of papers from Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - 'Add A Splash of Colour' ... this is a collection of really gorgeous papers!! Floral, stripes, paisleys, plain, shabby & dots all in sorts of wonderful colours!
Oh and!!!!!!...Almost forgot to say...we are after a Guest DT member for 2 if you want to try for that, just add DT to your comment when you've made your project :) Good Luck x
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Add A Splash of Colour
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! - Only Orange
Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Punch - Stampin' Up! - 5 Petal punch
Sewing - Sewing Machine

Monday, 12 October 2009

Digi Candle Tutorial

Hi one and all :)
I decided the other night to have a go at getting a digi image onto a candle! These make such gorgeous gifts when they're wrapped in clear cellophane with a matching tag.
Having only made these with rubber stamped images, I was determined to master it with digis! So....after several attempts...and a printer that had munched its way through many sheets of tissue we are!I was really pleased with the result, and after a conversation with the fabulous Mo, of Digital Pencil Too, I have done a tutorial. I hope you find it useful and if anyone manages to follow it and make their own, please leave a link on this post...I'd love to see them :) goes!

A plain candle
White tissue paper
Wax or Greaseproof paper
A piece of average A4 cardstock
Low tack tape
A digi image - I've used Fairy Tabia and Christmas Fairy Holly from Digital Pencil Too
A printer &
A heat gun
Oh...and colours and decorations!

First of all take a sheet of tissue paper and attach it to the piece of cardstock using low tack tape to secure it. I found that wrapping over the side edges and taping down the ends (as in the picture) worked best.Make sure it is as flat and tight as possible without 'warping' the cs.
You're then ready to put it through the printer. My printer was set to print as standard ...I wouldn't suggest you make the ink too heavy or it may tear the paper.
They should look like this when printed...Detatch the tissue paper from the cs and cut out the image you want to use... colour...and cut around the image leaving a small margin. Next, lay the trimmed image over the candle in the place you want it to be 'set' ...and then lay the wax paper over the top of the image. Make sure it's long enough to wrap completely around the candle and that you have enough to pull it tight and hold on to. Now very gently wave the heat gun over the image, carefully watching it as it goes slightly shiny. Don't 'hovver' the heat in the same place too long or you'll get marks and runs on the candle. Peel away - slowly- the wax paper...making sure the tissue paper has adhered to the candle fully. If there are patches which haven't quite stuck...put the wax paper back on and gently heat again... And that's it!! ... It's now ready to decorate... Sparkle... ...Gems... ...and a ribbon!

Fairy - Nuff

Morning! :)
A quick post from me as it's ermm...1.30 in the morning!! *.*
This weeks challenge at Cute Daisy May has the theme of...Fairy-nuff!! We would like you to use a fairy, somewhere on your project :)
It doesn't have to be a CDM image...we'd just like you to play along x
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Add A Splash Of Colour (NEW!!!!)
Image - Cute Daisy May
Punch - Stampin' Up! - Scallop circle
Bead pin - Made by me!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Totally Gorjuss!

Are you ready for a new challenge??? A really yummy challenge?? Well...are ya? huh? huh??
Next Friday (the 16th) see's the start of a brand new Totally Gorjuss challenge!! Yep...a challenge using the gorgeous Sugar Nellies - Gorjuss Girls :)
I just love these little girls and was soooo pleased to have been picked for the challenge DT...Yay!!
These are what I made to apply for a place ... Watch this space...more details coming soon x

Image - Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Girl
Charms - Made by Me

Friday, 9 October 2009

So Charming!

Afternoon one...or all! :)
Just nipping in quickly while on a much needed coffee break!!
This is a card I made using Funky Fairy's Papercrafts 'Dainty Dots' papers and Wynken, Blynken and Nod...another wonderful digi image from Mo and her Digital Pencil x
This weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to make a card with a charm of some sort on it...handmade or otherwise...Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Dainty Dots
Image - Digital Pencil Too - Wynken, Blynken and Nod
Embellishments and charm from stash
Flower and bead embellishment - made by me

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Alter It!!

Well, here we are...Wednesday again!! And a much different Wednesday to last week...Autumn is definitely here!
This weeks challenge with the Funky Fairy's involves a rummage!!! Yep...this week we'd like you to go on a rummage and find one of those many things that you saved for a rainy day, (come on...I know you must have LOADS!! ) and make it into something !!! Our theme...Alter It!
My project for this week started it's life as a Mama's & the Papa's CD!! It was £1 from Tesco's and sounds like it too!! I love the M&P's...but the sound on this was just here it is now! Oh and it sounds much different...just a gentle 'tick tock' can be heard!! :)

Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - A Lil Bit of Happy
Funky Fairy - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Digital Download
Diamond Glaze, Liquid Pearls, chain and clock mechanism - from stash


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