Sunday, 24 April 2011

Creative Cowgirls Challenge #12 - Mum/Mom's Day/Spring

As our Challenge is based in America and it's Mother's Day over there our theme this fortnight is Mother's Day/Spring.  We were given some very beautiful images from Prairie Fairy to use.  I received In a Nutshell to use and I loved this image so much I coloured in 4 of the images so I can use them at a later date.  As a bonus we will also be sponsored by Crafty Ribbons

We are also having a Guest Designer this challenge.  Hop over to the Challenge blog to see Bridget's gorgeous work.

For my card I used Prairie Fairy 'In a Nut Shell' with backing papers from a CC flower fairy CD and flowers from stash, all edges highlighted by a Sakura Silver Calligraphy pen.  I had a nightmare with this card as I couldn't find my double sided tape or tape pen so had to use a glue pen which wouldn't stick.  I about to get out the flour and water when I found some wide double sided tape.  I eased the layers off, of which there are plenty, and stuck them down again with the tape.  I also realised I had printed my image slightly too big for my mats and I wasn't feeling too great I couldn't be bothered to print it again. By this time the light was fading, hence the rubbish picture.

Our Sponsors this challenge are

The Winner will receive
4 images of their choice from Prairie Fairy Designs
Ribbons shown from Crafty Ribbons
The Mother's Day Badge (a one off design for this challenge) to display with pride

The TOP 3 will each receive
1 image of their choice form Prairie Fairy Designs
TOP 3 Badge to display with pride

Now hop over to the Creative Cowgirls Challenge and join in.


Create 4 Fun Challenge - Sketch Anne-Marye
CCH #63 - Friendship
Cupcake Craft #138 - Lots of layers
Flutter by Wednesday's - Must have an Angel, Fairy, butterfly + open theme
Do It With Digis #8 - Fairies, Pixies & Elves
Card Makin' Mamas #19 - Spring colours

Unrestricted Challenges is a blog page where Susan from Susan's Crafty Chaos has listed loads of challenges.  It is the one I refer to when choosing my challenges.  THANK YOU Susan.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A plea for Rancorman - sticky post

Hi All,  I know it's a big ask but if you have time could you please pop over to Rancorman's Ramblings and give him some encouragement.  Big Thanks.  :-) xx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Creative Cowgirls Challenge #11 - Rainy Days or Spring

We had a fantastic response to our Easter Blog Hop and the winner will be announced tomorrow on the Creative Cowgirls Challenge blog.

This week we had the pleasure of working with images from Digi's with Attitude.  I had KitKat.  It was enjoyable to colour in with my Copics and Promarkers.  You will notice that the colours don't exactly match, this was intentional, the cats we have in our area are and eclectic mix of colours so this is how I coloured my KitKat (honest).
I really wanted to add a sentiment but I couldn't think of anything funny, if you have any suggested they will be welcome.  The gingham papers are printed from a CC Beatrix Potter CD and the peel offs were from my stash, I thought I had used spun sugar around my mat but it seems it was antique linen (that will teach me to craft under an energy saving light at night) luckily it works with the yellow.  On to the important stuff now.

Our Sponsor this Challenge is

The winner will receive 3 images of choice from the Digi's with Attitude store
Winners Badge to display with pride

TOP 3 will each receive 1 image of choice
TOP 3 Badge to display with pride

Hop over to the Challenge and enter your Rainy Days/Spring cards.


Craft Your Passion #52 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - April Showers