Friday, 26 February 2010

Blog Candy

My crafting friend Jak has some fabulous blog candy up for grabs, you can win the whole set of La Pashe Fliiping Men & another set which is as yet under wraps. Take a look at Jak Heath. Closes 31st March.


I love this card, although I say it myself, the image is from M&M Designz which I have coloured with Prisma pencils & Sansador.
Flower is Sugar Blooms by Prima & the leaves are a Nellie Snellen punch.
Added ribbon, pearls & button, with sentiment from a K & CO kit from QVC, which is coloured with acrylic paint as is the edges of the image.
I have entered this into 3 challenges
Cute Card Thursday Had to use ribbon
DareU2digistamp Had to use pearls
Cupcake Crafts Had to show friendship or friends on the card

Anything Goes

This was to be my entry for the Digital-Ink challenge "Anything Goes" on Monday. the stamp is by Stitchy Stamps.
I cut a diagonal from the right hand side of the card & then stuck it to the front to give a different card opening.
Various backing papers from stash, mat & layered into silver mirri card, added Prima flowers & sentiment made in Word.
Coloured with Prisma pencils & Sansador.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Digital-Ink Co

Well sadly Digital-Ink have closed their doors today due to circumstances beyond their control, and are unable to carry on at present.

I wish her & her family well for the future.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


This is an image by Daisy Doodles which can be bought at Digital-Ink Co which is glittered with Art Glitter Monochromatic Black & Glamour Dust (difficult to see in photo). Mat & layering is using white card & Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder with Dovecraft Charcoal print paper. Threaded pearls onto wire & draped around topper. Sentiment is Cuttlebug strip inked with Stazon to give a distressed look.
I have entered this card into 4 challenges Daisy Doodles where the challenge is to use black & white. Lexi creations where "Anything goes". Papertake Weekly where you have to follow a sketch and lastly A Spoonful Of Sugar where you had to use distressed inks if you have them, glitter & pearls.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Yellow Bee

This afternoon I was stuck in as we had snow, so was playing around & got out my Cuttlebug folders. I started with the flowers & swirls folder & ran a black ink pad over the embossing to distress it, then glittered some the flowers to give accent.
Used a second Cuttlebug folder in black & glittered the petals using Art Glitter "Lemone" & used the same backing paper (from stash) to accent the middle of flower.
Image is coloured again from Prismas & Sansador & is available from Digital-Inkco and is by Stitchy Stamps. The yellow band is cut using Martha Stewart Around the Page "Rings"
I have entered this into The Pink Elephant challenge where you must follow the sketch.

Digital-Ink Co Challenge 17 "All about peace"

Can you believe another 2 weeks have passed & here we are with another challenge running from 22nd February to 1stMarch, (yes its weekly from now on). this time all about peace. It could be a play on words or anything that gives you peace for example, so get your thinking caps on & click the link in my side bar & go on over & take part. The prizes are well worth winning as you can see.
For my example, I started out by Googling "peace" quotations & came up with this one from Mother Theresa & thought I could make it fit this stamp by Beary Dust which is available at Digital-Inkco and costs $2.00.
I looked on Greetings Card Factory & found this image of doves which I printed directly onto card & decoupaged the ribbon & also glittered in appropiate places. I then cut out a square from the front of the card & glittered around the edge to make a frame & stuck acetate into the opening.
Image coloured with Prismas & Sansador & placed as if she is leaning out of the window. She has a smile a bit like the Mona Lisa, hardly there at all, but just enough to make the point.
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Posted by Dawn at Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, 21 February 2010

I have entered this card into The Play Date Cafe where the challenge is to use the colours brown, red & white/linen.
The image I bought from Digital-Inkco and I coloured with Prismas & Sansador.
Backing paper from Daisy & Dandelion and the brown topper was from my stash & a Martha Stewart round the page "Rings" used.
Flower cut using a Sizzix die with red vellum & paper from my stash again. Jewel added to centre.

Lilac Mothers Day

This image is a freebie from Bugaboo stamps and coloured with Prismas & Sansador. I resized them in Microsoft Word & mounted them onto purple card cut with my Craft Robo. The mum was also cut & welded using the Craft Robo.
Backing papers from my stash.
Ribbon from my stash as well & eyelets made using my Crop O Dile.

All in pink

I have entered this card into 3 challenges today. A Touch of Spring where the challenge is to depict "spring" ie flowers, colours etc. I Love Digi Challenge where you were to use pink (I think I have achieved and lastly Create4funwhere I had to follow a sketch.

I used a graduated pink card as my base and layered as per sketch various pink papers from my stash.
The image is a crafting friend who posts on Imag-e-nation forum where I am a member whose name is Marjie. Coloured with Prismas & Sansador.
Flowers by Prima & jewels from stash.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Sewing Machine

I bought this image from Digital Ink Co as I used to have a sewing machine just like this one & thought it would make a good mothers day image. Mothers Day in the UK is 14th March, so not long now.
Anyway I cut up Dovecrafts Funky Vintage papers & stuck them onto beige card to look like patchwork and also added faux stitching to look even more authentic.
Image coloured with Prismas & Sansador
I used a template from UK Scrappers that I had saved onto my computer for the Nesties scalloped toppers, & then added acrylic copper paint around the edge of the top topper & also around the edge of the image to make it look like it was older. Not sure if I have achieved this but it has grown on me & I now quite like it.
Added letters cut from a Cuttlebug alphabet.
I have entered this into One Stitch At A Time as the challenge is to use stitching.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Truly Scrumptious & The Pink Elephant Challenges

I have entered this card into 2 challenges, Truly Scrumptious challenge where the instructions were to follow the sketch and The Pink Elephant where I had to use ribbon.
Papers are from Dovecraft Funky Vintage and I used a Martha Stewart "Rings" punch on the upper layer.
I used my Crop O Dile to make the eyelets & threaded through bronze organza ribbon & tied in a knot.
The image is from a friend whose posts them on the Imag-e-nation forum for us to use. I have coloured her with Prismas & added Glamour Dust to the raindrops to make them stand out.
Sentiment is a stamp from Docrafts.


I was asked to make a 50th birthday card & make it girlie colours, so here is my effort. The decoupage sheet I downloaded years ago from a free site, but I honestly don't know where from now. Thank you anyway to whomever created the sheet as its lovely.
I glittered the hearts on the box with both red & pink glitter.
Mounted onto red mirri card.
Added a Prima flower & cut the 50 from a Cuttlebug alphabet die. Hope she likes it.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Kitten & Shoe

I have entered this card into 2 challenges this week. The first Papertake Weekly
which is to use either check or gingham in the card. The second challenge is Allsorts
and their challenge is to use 3.2.1, so I have used 3 flowers, 2 matting toppers and1 sentiment.
The backing paper is from my stash
Copper miri card using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots & a Birthday sentiment, also a Cuttlebug folder.
Flowers by Prima
Image from Digital-Inkco

Monday, 15 February 2010

Red Lily

I was asked to make a card for a sister, using red & lillies, so here is my attempt.
Paper was K & Co Red Flower Flat
Flowers by Prima Daisy Doodles
Jewels unknown
Punch Martha Stewart Round the page "Rings"
Stamped image Elusive Images, coloured with Prismas & Sansador
Red card from stash
Sister word made with Forte font & welded together using Craft Robo. Lets hope she likes it.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp challenge 31

The challenge at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp is to make anything you like using punches, so heres my entry.
Various papers from my "bit" box together with a little blue mirri card, layered it all up. The image is from Charmed Cards & Craft "Girl About Town" range.
Coloured with Prismas & Sansador.
Flowers from Prima.
Punch used is Martha Stewart around the page "rings"
Sentiment is a stamp from Daisy & Dandelion "Pickles & Onion"

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Purple Mothers Day

Another Mothers Day card. Decoupaged the pansies, mounted then onto some printed Vellum which my friend Jak designed and produced on a CD which I purchased several years ago.I secured it with purple brads frpm QVC. I then welded the word mum together on my Craft Robo & cut out on silver card. All mounted onto a gorgeous lilac shimmery card.

Yellow Mothers Day

Last Sunday a group of crafting friends got together at Nikkis house & crafted all day amongst the laughs, lunch & copious cups of tea.
This is one of the projects I made. I cant tell you much about the card as all the materials were supplied apart from the Prima flowers & the ribbon & label (Cuttlebug)which I added at home.
As Mothers Day in the Uk is 14th March, I thought it would make a good card for then.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge

The Play Date Cafe challenge is to create a card, tag, scrapbook page using light brown, dark brown, green & blue. I started off with a free image from Digital Ink Co
I coloured this with Prisma pencils & Sansador and mounted onto light brown card & a dark brown shimmery paper, using the Nesties Labels 2. The backing papers are blue & green stripes, and a rich grass green on top. Stamped the Best Wishes and the flourishes with stamps I already own.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Pink Anniversary

I was asked to make an anniversary card & it had to be pinkish & a floral theme, so this is what I came up with.
Decoupaged tulips & mounted them onto Cuttlebugged writing folder in white, which I then chalked with pink shimmer & then layed that onto pink paper. Papers from Dandelion & Pickles paper pad, with sentiment created in Greeting Card Factory. Hope they like it.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Digital Ink Challenge 16 Valentines

This next Digital Ink Co challenge is to create a card, tag or scrapbook page showing love and in order to be counted twice, the you have to use the word "wish" in the creation. This challenge runs from Monday 8th February until Sunday 21st, so come on, get your creative head on & have a go by logging onto the challenge blog here. There is a great prize to be won as you can see above.
I have used black card & coloured the image by Lexi Creations ($1.50)from the Digital Ink Co store using Prismacolours. I mounted it onto red & silver angel hair like paper, secured it with brads & created the sentiment in Greetings Card Factory. I thought this would be a good card to give to a man.
There are some great sales going on at the Digital Ink store so take a look and bag yourself a bargain. Also why not sign up to the newsletter & receive a free stamp each time you receive it each week as well.
Lastly please become a follower of my blog & the challenge blog, the more the merrier and I look forward to seeing your creations over at Digital Ink Co.

Saturday, 6 February 2010


I was asked to make a card with a gardening theme for a wedding anniversary. I printed off a backing paper with an apron & tools from a CD I have had for years from Kraft Cardz, called "In A Mans World". I then browsed through my Craft Robo templates which I have obtained from the very clever people at UK Scrappers & found this pocket card & cut it out using dark green card. I used other templates for the wellies, tools & watering can, all of which I stuck to the card. Added some Prima flowers. I also used my Robo to cut out the words using Forte as the font. The tag was another template originally from UK Scrappers as well and I used a bright green card for this as a contrast. Its different to what I would normally make but hopefully they will like it.

Thursday, 4 February 2010


Isn't this image gorgeous? It is a freebie from the Cuddly Buddly site where it is available as a decoupage sheet. I mounted it onto paper free from a magazine and turned up the corners to give accent to the image & mounted that onto lilac marbled card. The sentiment is from Anna Griffin stamps. Simple but effective & cute.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Digital Ink Challenge

Just to remind you that Digital Ink are running their latest challenge until 7th February, you can win some awesome prizes, look below for the details. Go on, have a go, you know you want to.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Lilac Heart

Once again the image is from Digital Ink Co and I have submitted this to DaisyDoodles who are having their first challenge, as is Catch The Bug,go take a look where you will see the sketch I have followed for the challenge for Daisy Doodles & for Catch The Bug where I was not allowed to use red or pink for a Valentines card. I used card stock in lilac & pale blue gingham & used my Craft Robo to cut out the circles. I layered the strips with the same card & used strips of a different lilac card for the thin strips. Image coloured in with Prismas and a peel off (remember them) added around the inner circle.


This image is from Digital Ink Co and once again it is coloured with Prismas, can you tell I love The backing paper was a freebie from a magazine, I mounted onto gorgeous greeny, brown metallic paper, the sentiment is printed on the computer using Greetings Card Factory & lastly I added 3 jewels.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge

This is a challenge I have entered at Play Date Cafe. The challenge is to use the colours orange, lilac, dusky pink, dark green & white. I thought I would make a Valentines card as that is coming closer. I used an image from Digital Ink by Stamp'en with CJ.
I have coloured the image with all the colours specified, using Prismas and mounted the topper onto dark green card & run the orange & lilac card through the Cuttlebug using the hearts folder. Attached a dark green ribbon at the back of the coloured cards & tied a bow.

February offers

Digital Ink have some great offers this month, as you can see. Also dont forget there is another week to go in the animal & baby card challenge. The blog candy is shown further down the page, go on, have a go, you know you want to!

Design Team Member

Well its official, I have been invited to join the Digital Ink design team. How cool is that?
I am so excited & hope I can produce cards as good as the other team members.
So you can look forward to seeing lots of Digital Ink stamps, go take a look at
They have some gorgeous stamps in the shop. You wont be disappointed.