Sunday, 25 September 2011

Paper Pad Challenge #1 - Sketch

Pascale over at My Craft Heaven is starting a new Paper Pad Challenge.  As part of this challenge she is giving away 4 great freebie backing papers to use and a sketch to follow.  

Here is my contribution to the challenge.  I have lots of this type of photo and I thought the papers would look great with it.  I used CraftArtist (bet you couldn't have guessed) the leaves and font are from a digikit, Harvest Delights.

Hope you have all had a fantastic weekend. :-) xx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Dezinaworld Spot Prize Challenge - Autumn/Fall & Lace

Just a quick post to show off my entry into Dezinaworld's Spot Prize Challenge the theme is Autumn/Fall & Lace.  I used one of June's freebie backgrounds (gorgeous colours) and I knew what I wanted to scrap as soon as I saw it.  The photos are of my son and daughter's carved pumpkins from last year.  I think I should be OK with these pictures after all October is in Autumn.  The silhouettes, lace and frames are from the 'Spooktacular' digikit from Daisytrail.

Don't forget to hop over to the Crafting When We Can Challenges and enter our sketch and fairytale challenge.

Sunday, 18 September 2011


What a great response we had to our first challenge, nearly 300 entries.  Thank you to all that participated I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

This week we were given the choice of fantastic images from
As long as we kept with the fairytale theme we could chose our own image so I chose Beauty and the Beast which I think is a lovely fairytale.  I have printed the image onto a background from CraftArtist (Haberdashery Christmas digikit) and coloured it with Promarkers and Copics.  I then used the sketch and layered the DPs from the Best of K&Co Too paper pad (360 papers :-O so many papers) matted with red papermania and red roses from my stash.
I think this would make a cool engagment/wedding/anniversary card.  "Will you be the Beauty to my Beast".  

Hop over to the challenge and link up your fantastic creations, please read the rules as we want everyone to be in with a chance to win the wonderful prizes on offer and while you're there hop over to the other DTs blogs and have a look around.  You won't be disappointed.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, I'm off to do some more washing and hoping the little bit of sunshine and wind we have at the moment dries it.

Creative Inspiration #129 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Song or Film title as inspiration
Crazy Amigos Challenge - Together
Die Cut Dreams #98 - Flowers (at least 6)
Cute Card Thursday #182 - Anything Goes

Sunday, 4 September 2011


I hope you are all as excited as I am about our new challenge.  To make it nice and easy for the first challenge we are having an "Anything Goes" so I hope you will all hop over and link up your card.  

We have 10 DT members 5 from the Creative Cowgirl Challenge and 5 new members and if you click here you can go the the page where all their blogs are listed. If you have time, sit with a coffee and explore the fantastic work they do.

This challenge we were given a fantastic image to use by our Sponsor

My image is called 'Hot Date' and I loved colouring this image in.
I printed the Fresh Brewed Design image, sentiment and background (from the Daisytrail digikit Modern Lace) using my Craftartist software (told you I love this software).  I then coloured the image with my copics.  I tried my best to use shading and I think it worked really well I love the way the greys have blended and the shaping I got on the bodice of the red dress (I hope the designer doesn't mind her image having boobs).  I designed this card with the intention of it being flat so it would be cheap to post and then forgot and put dewdrops on the corners.  I may take these off and swap for card candy which would be flatter.

I will be posting more now I have some incentive to craft, I have already made quite a few cards for a car boot sale my daughters Musical Group is having and I have already coloured the image for the next Crafting when we can challenge.  My OH has thrown out a load of stuff he didn't need and cleared me some space in the bedroom so I can have my Craftrobo and Big Shot out so I don't have to keep reaching on top of the bookcase to    get them down.  

Hopefully by the time you are reading this we will be at the cinema watching 'monkeys in trousers' for some reason my kids really want to see 'Rising of the Planet of the Apes'.


Charisma Cardz Challenges #35 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays #22 - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - September Digi Day
 Card Making Mamas #28 - Use a digi image/paper