Monday, March 29, 2010

Sketch and Stash and a DT card

Hi there it has been very springlike weather here in London today with some spring showers and tiny bits of sunshine. I have decided to combine some DT work with a challenge.

I have been watching 9 tapes of video to gather evidence towards a complaint against my local council. It meant seeing my beautiful babies growing up and it brought back some endearing memories and made me want to grab the image on my card and make one xx

I have used my never before used Baby Girl which will be available from April 1st at the digi doodle shop to enter the sketch and stash challenge . I made a patchwork quilt from my Penny Lane MME papers for my cute baby girl to lie on. I used some ribbon and embellishments from my stash and made a sentiment tag from papers and a stamp.

Sweet Pea Stampers DT card - All that Glistens is Gold

I am just so excited to tell you all that this is the first official challenge for the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog which is a blog dedicated to Sweet Pea Stamps and Ching Chou Kuik decoupage.

We had lots of emails and entries for our DT call and the winners will be announced on the 4th of April so keep an eye out for that.

The theme of our first challenge is "All that Glistens is Gold".

You can interpret the theme as you wish just include gold on your card or project. You may want to use gold embossing powder, gold card, gold leaf, gold pen, gold paint, gold embellishments, gold ribbon or gold glitter, it is up to you. You may want to use all of the above.

You may have spotted some decoupage cards on my blog recently with Ching Chou Kuik images well the place to get it is...

the The Crafty Purple Frog . They are our sponsors for this week. If you have not visited here yet it is a must. Our very own Amy has the exclusive license to produce decoupage digital sheets using the amazing artwork of Ching Chou kuik . The prize they are donating is 3 sheets of your choice from The Crafty Purple frog.

For my card I have used one of my favourite stamps which is Poppy Love. I stamped and heat embossed the image twice I coloured them in with H2o's and promarkers. I then decoupaged the image. I added some papers from DCWV and some cardstock. I added some ribbon and some glimmermisted flowers from my stash. I used a Martha Stewart punch.

The team have created some gorgeous cards and are looking forward to seeing what you create this week. Have lots of fun!!! xxxx

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Santa in the sketch

What a miserable weekend we are having. I think that it is the perfect weather for cardmaking though. My eldest son is 7 today. At winter wonderland this week we want to see Santa in the sketch.

Our sponsor this week is Christine the stamping sketcher

Christine is offering 3 of her digi images to the winner.

I rotated the sketch for my card. I used MME papers. The image is by High hopes stamps and the bauble is Paperartsy. I added some ribbon and some dots from my stash.

I coloured in the image with prismacolours and sansador. The skin is promarkers and copics. I added glossy accents to the boots and the fur trimming.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Totally Papercraft pink and green

Hello I am having a bit of a long day as Jimmy is at work until 7.30. I will be glad when he gets home. I have been making Bunny masks with my kids which was fun to see what they came up with. I made this card with the new Ching Chou Kuik decoupage from The crafty purple frog .

I made it for the Totally Papercraft challenge which asks us to use pink and green. The papers are MME. Just a quickie post today xxxx

Friday, March 26, 2010

Just a little bit of news!!!!

Hi everyone I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend as much as I am. I have a birthday to look forward to on Sunday my son is 7.

Well just checked in to remind you to take a look at the digi doodle store. You can pre registar your details so that you will not miss a single thing happening over there. The store opens on the 1st of April but you will not miss out if you registar now.

I may be back with a challenge card later if I have time to fit one in.

Hugs Pascale

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ching-Chou Kuik Decoupage

Hello there I have been busy today with a school trip to the Royal Academy to see the AMAZING Van Gough exibition. I will need to go again as I was so busy helping the kids I barely saw the exhibition xxx I have also been busy making this card which I am entering into Simon Says stamp which has a theme of Spring. I made this card to day with my AMAZING new decoupage from Ching-Chou Kuik . This is exclusive to The Crafty Purple frog so go and check it out. The lovely Crafty Amy is selling these beautiful digital decoupage sheets.

I used MME Penny lane papers and ribbon and roses from the stash to make this card xxx

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's a crafters companion and more News

Oh gosh I made another DT. I checked in to It's a crafters companion and I have been picked to join the DT with two other very talented crafters. I love Crafters companion so I am really happy. Thank you for picking me x

I have made this card for the current challenge which is to make a gatefold card and to use inspiration from the photo on the blog.

I used Popcorn the bear Romance CD rom to create this card. I used the decoupage sheet of this image with the ever so cute Popcorn and his balloons. I used matching design elements from the CD rom. I used some polka dot ribbon from my stash to finish off the card.

This is for my eldest son who will be 7 on Sunday. It seems like only yesterday I was awaiting his arrival.

Hop over and see the DT creations on the blog and to check out the challenge. I purchased the new Crafters companions CD roms on Create and Craft today. I can't wait for my flower fairies to come.

This is the inside of the card...

This is the front of the card

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My first card as a Digi Doodle Best Design Team member!!!

How excited have I been to share this news with you all. Judy is the owner of Digi Doodle Store and she put out a DT call recently for which I applied. I have been picked to join the Digi Doodle Best Design Team along with these lovely ladies. Please visit their wonderful blogs and see what they have been up to.

Harriet - Design Team Coordinator
Kym - Design Team Coordinator
Karen L
Karen H

Judy has a gorgeous collection of designs in her store so please hop over to the Digi Doodle Store and take look. There is a fantastic inspirations gallery.

There will be a new Digi Doodle challenge blog and here is a date for your diary April 1st is the date of our first challenge

I have made an easel card and a matching keyring as an Easter gift for my childrens teachers. I love this Iris image. I resized the image to 7 cm by 13cm and I added a verse from John 11:25,26 to make it relevant to Easter. You could put a sympathy greeting or a Happy Birthday greeting over the top if you wish. This image is so versitile.

I have made two projects to show you how versitile the image is. I have made a shrink plastic keyring and an Easel card.

I printed the image out onto photocopy paper that is 120gram in weight.

To make the keyring I firstly punched a hole in the corner of a piece of frosted shrink plastic.

I then used masking tape to adhere the frosted shrink plastic to the image that I printed. I traced over it with a black pen. However I did not trace the writing at this point.

I then coloured in the image and background with promarkers. Once I had coloured the image I traced over the verse.

I then shrunk the plastic with a heat gun. I added my keyring and I added some ribbon to make it more funky.

For my card I used the same image that I had traced over. So this is really a cost effective gift and card.

I used the same colour promarkers to colour the image. As you can see they become much darker once you shrink the shrink plastic.

I used H2O's to colour in the background on the card. I then added some Shabby green distress ink and a stamped border.

I used K&co, papermania and MME papers. I made an easel card and added a bouquet of irises and some ribbon to finsh off my card.

This angle shows the glimmer you get with the H2O's.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A New Challenge - Sweet Pea Stampers

Good Evening everyone, I have just got back from seeing the wonderful Alice in Wonderland in 3D I loved it as did my daughter and my Mum. I recommend it highly.
Myself, Pascale and Anne have put together, for your pleasure, a new weekly challenge which is dedicated to

The new challenge is called SWEET PEA STAMPERS

I know that many of you are as addicted as I am to these beautiful stamps. I have a collection that is growing very fast and what better way to enjoy them then with a challenge.

Every Monday we will post a brand new theme / challenge and we know that you will want to rise to it.

We have two DT members who have joined us the lovely Debbie and Amy so please go and see visit them and say hi.
This week we are looking for more DT members but you do not have to apply you can simply join in with the challenge.
Please hop over to Sweet Pea Stampers to see full details of the DT call this week. The samples are amazing!!!!
This week the challenge is to follow my sketch feel free to resize it and rotate it. Remember there must be a Sweet Pea image on your card or project.

The closing date for entries to the DT call is April 2nd 2010 and the winners will be contacted on April 3rd 2010.

Here is my card I made. I rotated the sketch to suit my image. My image is called the Haiti relief stamp. This stamp is donating money to help the victims in Haiti so is a worthwhile buy as well as being a gorgeous image. I used sakura gel pens, stardust pens and promarkers to colour the image. I used MME penny lane papers and Bella Bella, which I distressed with shabby green distress inks. The corner stamps are by Clarity stamps. I coloured in some ribbon with a promarker to match the colours scheme. I cut out some butterflies from one of the sheets of Bella Bella papers and I added some pearls, flowers and a heart charm from my stash.

I am so looking forward to visiting you all so please come and join us and thanks for your patience in reading this very long post x

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winter Wonderland DT - A Victorian Christmas

Good Morning a very Happy Mothers Day to all of you lovely ladies out there this morning. Relax and make lots of cards. I am off out so I will be doing the relaxing but not the cardmaking. My Mum is working so we are going to see my sister in law who is going to be one of my daughters godmothers.
It is my turn to set you a challenge at "WinterWonderland" I have chosen "A Victorian Christmas" with the optional theme of distressing.

You are welcome to interpret the theme in which ever way you wish. Perhaps you could recyle an old christmas card, use a victorian image, distress a modern image to make it look Victorian.

This week we are sponsored by Regina at the Cutting Cafe who is so kindly sponsoring us with three of her digital files as a prize.

Before we made the DT call last week we asked the very lovely Marianne from Marianne's Craftroom to join our DT so please pop over to Marianne's blog and give her a big welcome.

There are also three lovely ladies who answered our DT call and are now officially joining our family over at Winter Wonderland please hop over to their blogs and give them a warm welcome

Hop over to Winter Wonderland as the DT cards are amazing this week.

I used an image I grabbed as a freebie and cannot remember from where now. I used my Helix craft board to make it into a pyramage style of card. I used distress ink and crackle glaze to make the image look old. I used MME Bella Bella papers. to make the background onto which I stamped swirls, A postage style sentiment, and used a clarity stamps corner stamp to add the floral edging.

I added some lace, roses and pearls from my stash. I added some distress ink over the top of the whole card.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Totally Papercraft - Wings

Hi there hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I certainly am I emailed some of my cards to the Sweet Pea Stamps blog and they are featured today as customer submissions. I was so excited when I looked at their blog today. Check out the blog and the shop some gorgeous images for really great prices. The bank manager won't scream too hard.

I used my "Love is gone" stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps to make this card for totally papercrafts challenge which has a theme of of Wings. I heat embossed my image and coloured her with prismacolours and sansador. I added some rock crystal stickles to the wings and the moons. I used some shabby green distress ink around the image to create the background.

I used my Penny Lane MME papers again. I poked my roses through the paper before I stuck it down. I added some ribbon and some more distress inks.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pollycrafts Designs DT call

This gorgeous image is a freebie from Pollycraft designs . This week there are two freebies on offer ,as it is a special week over at Pollycraft designs .

There is a DT call for the challenge blog . The challenge blog will be going weekly once the DT spaces are filled.

You can use either of the free images to make a card for the DT call.

I chose Codi stylin. I love her ,she is way too cool. I used my Cherry Kisses attitude papers and flowers also from Pollycraft design ,as my inspiration for the card. This set is on special offer save £13.97 on the combined price if you buy the Cherry kisses special package for £9.99.

I coloured Codi with promarkers. I highlighted her with a sakura white gelly pen. I used a deckled edge rectangle nestie to cut her out from my sheet of paper I printed her onto. I used some tattered rose distress ink around the edge of my deckled rectangle nestie to frame her.

I printed out the Cherry kisses attitude papers and the flowers sheet that comes with it. I shaped the flowers and pinched them to give definition and layered them with a brad. I used silicone glue to adhere them to the card. I used some ribbon and some pearls from my stash to complete my card. The punch I have used is by Martha Stewart.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Karens Doodles UK challenge - Anything goes

Hi there again gosh two cards in a day that is rare these days xxx

I am getting quite excited as my eldest daughter is going to be baptised next week and take communion. I am so happy as the decision is in her hands to have a relationship with God. She is very excited too. I have brought her the prettiest cross necklace and also one with a locket. I have asked my sister and Jimmy's sister to be godmothers and it is a first time for them both so they are both chuffed to bits. They cannot make the service as it is held in the school on Tuesday and both have work committments.

I made this card for the Karens Doodles UK Karens Doodles UK challenge .The store Karens Doodles is having a sale so I brought six images and got two free yesterday so I could take part in this exciting new challenge.

I used Princess Kitty which I chose as one of my freebies. Oh my she is so darling. I used the PNG image in my graphics program My craft studio. I resized her and layered her on top of two resized digital backing papers free at the shabby princess. I then copied and pasted her to create some decoupage. I used promarkers and Sakura dust pens to colour the image. I added some MME Penny lane papers some jute,some co-ordinating cardstock, some roses and ribbon from my stash. I used a sentiment from Hero arts.

Dotties World Challenge - A card for my birthday boy x

Hello two years ago today I was in hospital starting a 12 hour stint sitting on a hard chair waiting to be induced to have my baby boy Max. He is two today!!!! We have just opened his presents and he was so cute he opened a book and went "I read it". He was so excited opening up his presents even though he watched me wrap them yesterday.

My desktop is very poorly and needs the motherboard replaced which means I will not get it back for a few weeks.

I have made my card for the Dotties World challenge . I used this image from the boy oh boy digi images. I love this image. I made my card for Max and I chose to use brights. You could chose pastels or we are challenged to use both if we want.

The papers are K and Co and I have distressed them. I used co-ordination card stock. I coloured the image with prismas and I used a frame I made to frame it. I used letters and numbers from a HOTP kit I won.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Sweet Pea Blog challenge Spring colours and flowers

This card is for the Sweet Pea blog challenge . The theme over there is to use Spring colours and feature flowers on your card, and of course a Sweet Pea stamp.

I used this beautiful stamp called "The Serene Night" I adore her and she is so lovely to colour.

I used promarkers to colour her in and then Highlighed with sakura gelly pen and Sakura stardust pen. I used a selection of pastel perfect pearls to make a painted background. The papers are Penny Lane from MME and this is a gorgeous paper pad. I used some ribbon,pearls and roses from my stash and punched a border with my Martha steward lace doily punch.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Cupcake challenge - Flower Power

Hi there well third open day today and Harry is doing really well. He is enthusiastic and really trying hard bless him. I have made this card for the Cupcake challenge who are sponsered by digital delights this week.

I used this fab Rae's journal image from Mo's digital pencil. I used Promarkers to colour her in.

I used MME papers. The sentiment is hero arts. the ribbon slider and flower are by Marianne designs. I love these so pretty.

I loved the opportunity to use this new flower diecut and it will be used a lot more.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sketch and stash

Hi there I am back to post this card which I made to relax. Im made it for the sketch and stash challenge . I used lots of new stash. The sketch is by Lols I flipped to make it better for the image. I used ribbon and roses from my stash. I used my Lavendar stamps by Sheena Easton. I also used my new distress inks from Tim Holtz TSV, I used my crackle glaze from the same TSV. I used my ariondack paint daubers from Simon Says Stamp. I used my new MME papers too. I used my prismas and sansador to colour the main image and then I used sakura white gelly pen and sakura stardust pen to highlight.

Winter Wonderland - New beginnings and a sketch

Hi there another wonderful sunny day in London. I have been over to Covent Garden to build a bear workshop. My youngest daughter was 5 yesterday and as a treat I said we could go to build a bear with her best friend. I will post some pics later with another card I need to post. Oh I so wish I was young again. They asked everyone in the shop to sing happy birthday to her it was so lovely x

This week at Winter Wonderland we have had a week of new beginnings. So this week this is optional in your theme along with the sketch remember to keep it christmas themed though.

We have had to say goodbye to some of our friends who have New Beginnings, commitments and ventures to focus on. They are three very special people and we are all very sad over at Winter Wonderland this week.

Joey is leaving us due to new projects and family commitments. Lesley is leaving us due to work and family commitments. Teri S is leaving us to concentrate on her Digital Stamp Design business 'Delicious Doodles' - Although she has kindly agreed to remain a regular sponsor.
We are wishing all three every success in the future and will miss them so much.

Some more new beginnings at Winter Wonderland we are going to be having a 'Designer in the Spotlight' slot every month which will be for two people. So look out for some wonderful Guest designers here at Winter Wonderland.

Also from this week onwards we will feature our top three cards on the blog and those winners will be able to proudly display our Top Three banner on their blogs.

We are also having a DT call so just make a card for this weeks challenge and add DT next to your name.

This week there is a sketch to follow too my third sketch. I used my promarkers to create a background onto which I stamped using this sentiment stamp by Magnolia. I also punched out some small squares and stamped the sentiment randomly onto these. I coloured some DCWV papers with the promarkers too. I added some swirls with distress ink. I also added a variety of embellishments from my stash.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Totally Papercrafts - Card for a special little lady lady

I have made this card for a very special little lady called Bradie. She is my little Princess and loves Mermaids so what better a stamp to use then my sweet pea "poppy love" stamp. I coloured the image with promarkers, sakura stardust and sakura gel pens.

I used MME papers and card stock from the stash. I used some ribbon and gems from the stash too. I won some HOTP goodies so the letters are from this win. I just added some stickles as I did to the flowers.

The special little lady is 5 today and I cannot quite believe it x My little man is two on Wednesday don't time fly by!!!!

The card is for the Totally Papercraft challenge .

Friday, March 05, 2010

Mo Mannings challenge

A long day for me I have had a parents open day this morning but I was really happy as my daughter who is nearly ten is excelling in most of her subjects and the teacher really likes her attitude etc. I had to buy cakes as it is my baby daughters 5th birthday tomorrow. I then met some friends at a playgroup picked up the kids and took my daughter to brownies. Came back home got the babies to bed and then I wrapped up pressies and watched Lost and I am now posting my card I made inbetween all this.

Gosh I feel exhausted writing all that let alone having done it. I am entering this card into the fabulous Mo Mannings Digital pencil challenge . I love her images and the Design Team inspire me every week with their creativeness. The challenge is to use blue, brown and some cream or white on your card.

I coloured in with prismas and sansador and sakura stardust pens. I added some MME papers and some ribbon and roses from my stash.

I tried this tent card style which is really fun to make and really easy to do. I used a nestie to make the apperture to hang my image in.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Simon Says Stamp challenge

Hi there this one is for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is girlie of for a mum. I have just got back from PC world I took my main PC into the doctors and luckily they took it as it had no appointment. It went wrong over a year ago and I have only just got around to fixing it. Lucky I have a lappie x I have also been to the shops to get my babies birthday pressies, I have three in March. So a good morning all round.

I have used lots of new stash for my card. Firstly I made a tag. I got some white cardstock and applied a silver paint dauber from Adironack range. I then stamped ( the stamps are by Sheena Easton, Creative expressions) on some perfume holders with my perfect medium ink pad and added some perfect pearls with a soft brush. I then stamped my bunch of lavender embossed it and painted with the perfect pearls. I added the sentiment and I added some ribbon and embellies. I faux stitched around the edges too. I then used a my new MME papers loving these ones and some black card stock to matt and layer. I added some ribbon and then I Used the dauber around the edge again.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

It's a crafters Companion and Tuesday Taggers challenges

Hello Well the spring has sprung and everyone appears to be happy now the sun is shining. We have had two glorious days here in London. I have had to be out and about doing jobs and making it to appointments of various kinds so the perfect weather.

My youngest,Max, who will be two next week (my that has whizzed by) had his 12 month injection today. Being a small man he is not the best patient and he cried in the waiting room without even seeing the needles. He is having a wee nap so all seems okay. I came home and was just starting work on this card and the phone rang. Harry my eldest son had smashed his nose on the playground. I went in and he seems okay now but it looked bruised. Apparently there was a huge amount of blood and this scared Georgina my eldest daughter. He wanted to stay at school as they are making fire engines out of butter tubs and he has cooking club. They are going to keep an eye on him.

This card is for two challenges It's a crafters companion have a sketch and a colour theme. The colour theme is cream, gold and one other colour so I chose this purple. I used design set from an older crafters companion CD rom called Papercrafts set two. I love the papers as you can use them to make flowers like this one. It was a great excuse to dig out the CD rom too. I used a swirl stamp which is the theme at Tuesday taggers (swirls and curls) I used some distress ink to make it more cream coloured. I used my Martha Stewart doily lace punch and added some gems. The ribbon is from my stash too.

Tuesday Taggers are sponsered by Crafty Individuals so hop over and take a look at the challenge blog and their shop.