Friday, 31 May 2013

Summer (at last!)

I'm just back from taking my wee boy to the park and a wee wander on Saltcoats beach  what a beautiful morning!I better whisper in case I jinx it but I think summer has finally arrived in Scotland!

To celebrate I've made a very quick summer card

My background papers are Prima, my doilie is Papermania as is my washi tape and Ive embellished with a selection of stickers from my local Home bargains think they were 59p a pack thats practically free (thats what I tell my hubbie to justify buying 4 packs!) My main image is from Fitztowns fab Stardust and pumpkin cd, my new love, I cannot get enough of these images.  I have rediscovered my flexmarkers after my fling with Distress markers and am loving the gentle colours I'm getting with them.

Fitztown are having a 20% discount event until monday so pop along and have a look at the bargains here just enter the coupon code 20OFFSALE at checkout

Right, I'm off back out into the sun just in case Scottish summer is only one day long and sadly I'm speaking from previous experience!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Fitztown very first challenge, Anything goes!

The moment has finally arrived, our first challenge at Fitztown is now live!

Heres my DT creation

I've used a digi stamp from the Stardust and Pumpkin cd which you can find along with many other digis here

I coloured her using Distress markers to watercolour, her skin is promarkers.  Shes mounted on a Kanban mat which I've dotted round the edge with flexmakers to give a kind of lace effect.  My swirl is a Create too die and my border is memory box, my first time using it and I think its stunning so pleased with it!  My lace is American crafts some pearls and paper flowers from my stash.  My backing paper is Prima (I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever use any other paper I'm so OBSESSED with prima papers!)

I hope you like my cheeky, cheery wee card I just loved my Fitztown image to work with I hope you will pop along and see the amazing creations my wonderful teammates have created to inspire you.

You will find the challenge here where you can find out about the fab prizes on offer.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges
Avenue 613, Anything goes
Challenges4everybody, Anything goes
As you like it, favourite colour combo mine is blue and white, I love the wintery crispness of it!

Friday, 24 May 2013

Simply Create too Bingo

Its time for a new challenge at Simply Create too and this fortnight its a Bingo challenge.

What a selection, I was tempted by all of them but heres my DT creation using the letter O

The background papers are Prima and the doilie, bunting and buttons are all papermania.  My main image is Wild Rose studios and shes coloured with distress markers.

I hope you will have a chance to have a peek at the other DT creations, I'm certain they will inspire you.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Stardust and Pumpkin Tag

As soon as I saw this fab wee digi stamp I was desperate to colour her in

I just love the stroppy pose and petted lip!  As my wee boy approaches the "terrible two's" this look is unfortunately very familiar to me!

My background paper is Prima with a wee die cut is Memory box with some papermania buttons along the bottom of my tag.  My image is from the fab Fitztown from the Stardust and Pumpkin craft cd which you can have a look at here
Shes coloured with a mix of promarkers and distress markers.

Finally a wee reminder that the Fitztown challenge goes live on monday and our first one is Anything goes!  I would love if you would pop along and have a look at what the DT have been up to and if you like it become a follower, I can't tell you how excited I am about this new challenge.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Exciting news - Fitztown

Just a quick post I am unfortunately having horrendous problems with blogger just now (probably my own doing....)

 I am so happy to have joined an exciting new DT, Fitztown.  We will have weekly challenges starting 27th  May with the theme Anything goes goes have a wee nosey here

Thats not all!  We are having a DT call and blog candy, details below

DT Call at Fitztown Challenge Blog
Using images from HERE and HERE
Also Blog Candy available

One lucky follower will win 6 fabulous digi images of their choice.
You can choose from here
or here
All you have to do is
1. Become a follower ~~~~ click the button at the top
2. Add the blog candy badge to your blog and link back to this challenge group
3. Spread the word
4. Leave us a coment with your blogs and some love

I will posting some of my makes using the fab images of Fitztown over the next wee while.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Gingerloft Challenge, Happy Birthday!

Its time for another challenge at Gingerloft  and this fortnight the theme is Happy Birthday!  I decided on a shabby chic style for my DT make

The main image is the gorgeous Butterfly collage digi from Gingerloft which you can buy here I coloured my image using Distress Markers, I printed two copies and layered the letter on top just for a bit of dimension. I added a bit of glitter to the butterflies.  I matted my.image onto a bit of gold card that I embossed with a music score (I think the embossing folder was Dienamics) I coloured the ripped edges with Distress Markers and tied an American Crafts velvet ribbon round it.

My backing paper is Prima and I finished off with some pearls, twine and charm from my ever expanding stash.

Finally my Happy Birthday from Anna Griffin.

May is certainly the time for birthdays in my family I have my mum and brother one day after eachother then my OHs dad and sister all within a few days so this challenge is very fitting for me!

I hope you can join in our challenge and enter your birthday cards here You can win 3 digis of your choice and believe me there  are millions to choose from, Tami who designs them is an amazing artist and is always adding more.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Sunglasses required!

When I started crafting, like most other other crafters I'm sure, I didnt set out with a particular style in mind, I just sort of drifted into a shabby vintage way, generally quite neutral colours. I have never really felt at home with bright colours so todays little tag took me well out my comfort zone!

When I saw this gorgeous paper from Prima there would be no way I could stick to my neutrals and use it. My main image is Clara from Visible Image coloured with Distress Markers. My ribbon for the top of my tag is American crafts and my button came free with this months Mollie Makes Magazine.

One of the challenges I am entering As you like it asks us to use our favourite die. This little beauty is Crafts too and I have to fight the urge to use it on everything I make, I just love it! I own about 49 million other swirl dies but this one just feels right and it was only £3.79!

I would like to enter my very bright tag in the following challenges
As you like it favourite die as you like it
Visible Image Brighten your day visible image

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Simply create too DT

Just a quick post today to share some news. I am thrilled to have joined the DT at Simply Create too. It is a challenge blog which runs fortnightly challenges, here's the link

The team is spilt into 2 so I will be designing for the next challenge and I can't wait! It is a truly international team and I am honoured to be taking part. We have a top 3 and also a prize for junior crafters which I think is fab.

I don't believe in new years resolutions but I decided my goal for 2013 was to join a design team and I am absolutely delighted to now be part of 2 fabulous teams!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Gingerloft Challenge Lilac and Lace

I am absolutely over the moon to have joined the fabulous Design Team for Gingerloft Digistamps. What a lovely team they are, making a novice like me feel at home!

Gingerloft have a fabulous range of digistamps from gorgeous vintage images to characters, scenic views and so much more you will be spoiled for choice! I hope you will have time to take a wee look

The first challenge I am lucky enough to design for is Lilac and Lace, what a lovely theme for spring, which worringly doesnt seem to have started in Scotland yet even though its May! Never mind, hopefully my card will remind me what Spring should feel like

I used the Lighthouse set which you can find

I made a background by watercolouring using my Distress markers. I coloured my lighthouse again using my Distress markers and a wee bit of iridescent glitter glue on the waves and the lighthouse. I printed my lighthouse out twice and layered it over itself for a bit of diy decoupage. My background papers are the same paper in both blue and lilac, I dug them out my mountainous stash but a distant memory tells me they are DCWV. The lace is American crafts and my wee die cut is Crafts too. My background card is a plain old white card blank lightly watercoloured again with Distress Markers.

I hope you like my wee card and you can find the fabulous Lilac and Lace Gingerloft Challenge runnng for the next fortnight from 5th May.