Sunday, 31 January 2010

Valentine Pink and Natural

Oh no another white morning here in London, I am officially fed up of winter now - I've got up this morning with a rotten cold and already look like Rudolph :-(.
And the 1st Feb is here already, is this year going quick or is it just my age lol.

We have a new challenge for you today over at Cute Daisy May and as Valentines day is coming up what better than a Valentines Challenge but as it is Michelle's challenge this week there is a bit of a twist and she would like to see you use the colours Pink and a Neutral.

This is my offering and I have to admit I dont do reds and pinks very well but I was quite pleased how this turned out in the end.

I have used this super cute image from Sheet 135 which you can grab Here and if you havent checked out Linnie's shop you really should Daisy has all grown up!!!!!!!!!!

I kept the card quite plain really and coloured the image with Copics, used my Martha Stewart corner punch added a bit of ribbon and Swavorski gems and heart. The Sentiment is from Popcorn the Bear Romance Set.

Well I hope this inspires you to get a bit lovey dovey and join in with the challenge and dont forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations cos this time of year we all need a bit of love.

I am entering this card into the following challenges which have love as a theme

Sophisticat Challenges
By the cute and girly
Corrosive Challenge
DU2DS Hearts/valentine
Fussy and Fancy
Cupcake Craft Challenge Four Legged and Furry
Paper Sundaes Valentines
The Secret Crafter Hearts

Have a great day.

Beccy x

Friday, 29 January 2010

Di's Digi's, Copic Colour

I am sooooooo excited I just come back from booking a holiday and were going to Bali which looks so fabulous I cant wait luckily were going in April so I wont have to wait too long and drive my other half completely mad going on about it.

Anyway to the card - I got this adorable Maisy digi image from Di's Digi Store she was just soo lovely to colour.

the papers are from the DCWV Sweet collection and the Garden Party Stack. I was going to enter the card into a challenge which was 'no embellishments' but I felt it really needed something so added flowers that I punched and I have to say I am really pleased with how this turned out.

I am going to enter it into the Copic Colour Challenge which this week is

Fab n Funky Any Digi Image
A Spoonful of Sugar Freestyle
Creative Inspirations Feminine
Squigglefly Summery

Sketch 33

This cute Kitty was a freebie from Wink Wink Ink and reminded me of Jezebel the Chocolate Point Siamese cat I had for 15 years. I followed the sketch over at Papertake Weekly" which is a sketch by Dawny P.
I couloured the image with Copics papers are from the Natural Collection cardstock which I cut with nesties and put in my spotty folder and then sanded. Flourish was also cut in my cuttlebug. one or two Swavorski crystals and ta da

Thanks for looking

Beccy x

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Crafty Cat DT call - Challenge 8

Trak at Crafty Cat Designs is looking for a new design team. Trak specialises in Paper Piecing CD's which is just a little bit different so I thought I would give it a go - as they say you gotta be in it to win it lol.

I couldnt resist using both images on the card so decided to make it an easel card. When I was sorting out papers for backgrounds my first choice was sheets from my DCWV Black and White Stack, but then I though it needed a tinchy bit of colour and thought pink would be good - match his nose like - well being just a little bit naughty I broke my New Years resolution to not buy any more papers until I had used what i've got and I bought some Forever Friends Pink Parfait papers at the Range last week (with possibly another one or two pads which fell into my basket lol) anyhoo next thing I know Ive made a Pink card instead.

So now I'm going to enter it into the The Pixie Cottage Challenge which is Pink or Red.
Also Creatalicious Challenge No stamped Image

Hope you like it


Monday, 25 January 2010

Cute Daisy May DT card

Another Manic Monday is here and back to work for me, (although having had the grandson here this weekend I need the rest lol)I'm on a course today about the internet so I'm hoping that it's not too technical, cos I dont do technical :-(

The good thing about Monday though is that its time for a new challenge at Cute Daisy May.
This week I got to choose the theme so I really hope you like it (if you dont I deny all knowledge hehe) and the theme I chose is Vintage.

For my card I used this gorgeous bride from Sheet 4 which you can get your hands on Here.

I used Vintage Photo Distress Inks and a clear Sakura pen for the dress which I think gives a nice aged look but still plenty of sparkle.

The flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo. The lovely gold spacer was from Donna at Bearly Mine.

The papers are from DCWV the Elegant stack. I was going to use some lace on the card but decided the border which I punched with an MS punch fitted better.

Mats were die cut with my nestabilities.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Crafty Creations Love
Creative Card Crew Punch It
One Stop Craft Challenge Love n Kisses
Simon Says Punch It
A spoonful of Sugar Lots of Layering
Totally Gorjuss Dimension

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Birthday Wishes

Just wanted to show you some of the fab cards which my friends on the Lots To Do Forum sent me to celebrate my birthday. I feel incredibly lucky that I have got to know such lovely people. If ever your wanting a bit of a chin wag you should try the forum out - you would be made really welcome.


Faux Grid

I thought today I would do a challenge that I haven't entered in a long time which this week is Faux Grids over at The House Mouse Challenge.

I used the Birthday Cupcake stamp, which I coloured with Distress Inks.
The DP's are from the Nostalgia Core'dinations. I achieved the grid effect by scoring and sand papering the papers.
Mats were cut with my nestibilities.

Thanks for looking.

Beccy x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Challenge 43 and 92

I started colouring this gorgeous fairy from Sugar Nellie a couple of days ago with the plan of entering it into the Simon Says Challenge of Chocolate and Pink but have been so tired by time ive got home for work that I didnt finish it until tonight which is of course too late for that challenge.

When I was putting the card together I pulled out 3 matching dp's from the DCWV Garden Party stack but no matter how I put them together they seemed to overshadow the image so I stuck with just the one in the end and am really quite pleased with the result.

The fairy I stuck onto plain white paper which I had coloured with distress inks and used my lovely new Martha Stewart Corner and Border Punch set on.

Im going to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations New Year New Product
Charisma Cardz Anything New

Flutter by Wednesday Fairy, butterfly or angel

Monday, 11 January 2010

Exciting Surprise Candy

On the 1st February Brenda of Floral Fantasies will be holding a very special ‘One Off Challenge’………with some rather special candy as the main prize. Apparently it will not be ordinary candy, but a really serious piece of equipment that all of us would love to have in our craft rooms.

There will be runner up prizes and Blog Hop prizes as well and Brenda will be posting sneak peaks over the next three weeks........ And sharing details of the sponsors of this challenge and some exciting news about them as well.

Beccy x

Cute Daisy May DT Card - Ribbon and Flowers

Wow it is time for the second challenge of the new year over at Cute Daisy May and this week the challenge has been set by the uber talented Katie who wants to see flowers and ribbons on your creations.

For this card I followed the sketch at Create 4 Fun but I didnt get any extra brain cells for christmas so didnt realise the sketch was for last week - although I dont think I was being entirely stoopid cause I checked the sketch out Sunday morning and the challenges are supposed to be posted on the Saturday urgh.

Never mind I still liked the sketch.

Papers are Kay & Co. The totally scrummy flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the heart. Ribbon and lace from stash.

I am also going to enter this card into five other challenges the Cute card Thursday challenge which this week is Something New, which can be interpreted as something new in your stash or new as in baby etc. As this is an engagement card I hope it counts as starting out on a new path. If not the digi image is a new one from Linnie. The Cupcake Craft Challenge Girly.
By the Cute and Girly New and Corrosive Challenge Distressing.
And the Copic Colour Challenge which this week are G00 RV21 and B32.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Challenge 84 Claudia's Sketch

I made this card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge which was a great sketch by Claudia. I used a Cute Daisy May image of a bridesmaid for this card which I coloured with Copics.

The Papers are from Paper Pizzazz Wedding Stack.

Flowers are from Craft Creations - Ribbon from Stash.
This also fits this weeks Papertake Weeklky Challenge and Stampin for the Weekend of New Beginnings and Fab n Funky Challenges Anything goes and ABC Challoenge L for Layering.

Well the good news is it hasn't snowed here today - in fact we have had a bit of a thaw so getting to work tomorrow should be a bit easier.

Hope your all staying safe and warm

Beccy x

Lilians Sketch #26

As you probably all know by now I kinda like Digi images, my other big like is Sugar Nellie - so how excited was I when Funky Kits got Digi images I was like a kid in a sweet shop. No I wasnt I lie I was much worse I had to have them all I NEEDED them.

This is Fairy Number 1 which I coloured with Copics and added extra fine glitter to the wings. I followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl I dont know why but I found this sketch quite difficult and not too sure that Im happy with the results. The extra challenge this week is NEW well the digi image is new so are the Copic colours that I used on her dress.
Papers are Kay & Co. flowers are from stash.

The Big Freeze

Just a quick piccie of the fountain where I work last week when the big freeze started I thought it looked kinda cool - or should that just be bl---y freezing?

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Valentine Candy

Jodi ia giving away these fab magnolia stamps in her Valentines Candy which you can check out Here

Monday, 4 January 2010

Love - DT card for Cute Daisy May

Happy New Year Everyone
Wow 2010 can you believe it - it only seems like yesterday when we were celebrating the millenium. Lets hope this is a good year for us all and the England football team!

Well a New Year and a New challenge at Cute Daisy May I do hope you all join in.

To start the new year off at Cute Daisy May Linnie would like you all to show a bit of Lurve, this wont be too hard to do as Linnie has added some great new images to her store which you can check out Here

I chose these gorgeous heart images from sheet 135 and layered them up

I dont think I am quite over the christmas card stage yet as couldnt resist adding glitter to the image and flowers.

Have to apologise for the terrible photo it does look better IRL HONEST :-( only managed to take one snap and my camera ran out of batteries and being as its a work camera the charger is at work. Luckily for me I managed to get the whole card in I dont normally manage that on the first attempt LOL.

Okay not quite as planned just logged on and realised Blogger is not playing nicely today and didnt post my card when it was scheduled :-( - oh well better late than never.

I am entering this card into Lily-boo's challenge which is Valentine and A Spoonful of Sugar Hearts

DP - Paper Pizzazz
Image - Cute Daisy May
Heart and flowers - Wild Orchid
Colouring - Copics

Beccy x