Thursday, July 29, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Punches or die cutting machine!

Hi there well another week has flown by and this week at Digi Doodle shops Best Challenge.

The challenge is to use your punches or any die cutting machine. I went with the die cutting machine option for this card. I used the image Light House available at the Digi Doodle Shop.

I coloured with promarkers and added some sparkle to the sea. I then used my deckled rectangular nestibilities and cuttlebug to punch out the image and a piece of white card to create a frame for the image.

I used some DCWV linen closet paper some card candy from craftworks cards, some ribbon and a button with a string bow to complete the card.

Don't forget the last few days of the sale over at the Digi Doodle Shop lots of bargins to be had and up to 50% off some of the items.

You do not have to use a Digi Doodle Shop image to join in the challenge but if you do you get entered into the draw twice. Looking forward to seein g what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by today hugs Pascale x

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wild Orchid Crafts - Lace

Hi there third post today that has been a long time since I posted three posts in a day. I got some goodies from the sale at Bunny Zoe's Crafts I got some Nellie Snellen Dies and some Tim Holtz Dies so I inked up this gorgeous image Ching Chou Kuiks Fly Butterfly and used the new dies to make this card for the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge.
I coloured her with promarkers and copics and then I added some glitter with a glue pen. I cut her out using my Nellie Snellen die and then I cut out my cardstock and paper using the new Tim Holtz dies that I brought. The papers are Basic Grey. I added some pink Lace for the theme  along with some dotty ribbon and I also added some flowers the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made and additional embellishment using a button some lace and a rose.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today x

Simon says challenge sketch and Jazzlins Designs DT card

This is a card I have made using the wonderful sketch at Simon Says Stamp . I have used the wonderful Belles and Whistles Stamp that Linda sent me with my DT pack from Jazzlins Designs. She is selling it for £6.95 a very reasonable price for this detailed image.  I have made  a frame using some embossing stencils and some white card and lilac ink I added the two heart embellishments which also came with my DT kit. I used Capella Basic Grey papers. I used an embossed piece of card that Linda is also selling at Jazzlins Designs and punched it with my Martha Stewart punch again these are available from Jazzlins Designs. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I coloured the image with promarkers and copics.

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Thanks for stopping by today and let me know your thoughts I love reading them. Hugs Pascale x

Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything Goes

Morning just about as I am writing this. What a morning I have just spent it scrubbing clean the flat before the holidays start so I can surface clean as we go along LOL xxx. I have made a card for Jazzlins Designs and a challenge which I will show you later. Here is my DT card for the wonderful Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog.
This week we would love you to show us your creativity by joining our "Anything Goes" challenge. This leaves it entirely up to you what you show us.
This week we have two stamps to win too. They are Ching Chou Kuiks Sunflower Angel and Ching Chou Kuiks Full Moon. So please if you have any Sweet Pea Images please join us x
Remember you can buy all your Sweet Pea Images from the wonderful Lynette who this week has donated the prizes from her wonderful shop Sweet Pea Stamps.
I used ching-chou kuik's Winter Watcher for my card. I coloured with promarkers, copics and prismacolour pencils and sansador. I added some glamour dust too. I used MME papers and some flowers,ribbon, buckle and gems from my stash. I added a sentiment also from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today and please join us if you have Sweet Pea Stamps x Hugs Pascale

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tag You're It - Inchie on a Tag!

Hi there a hetic start to the holidays for us. I picked the kids up on Friday at 12.30 from school and my son was itching his head quite furiously so I had to rush to the chemist and thereafter spend the afternoon delousing him and my three other children. Not a start I would of asked for.
Well yesterday was spent delousing again and we popped to the local park for a play. Today I visited a local farm in East London called Mudchutes Farm. It is 32 acres of Farm set in the centre of London. I loved it!!
Normally we go all the way to Godstone Farm as the kids love it there. I would advise the Mudchute Farm to get funding to build a ball pit and outdoor playarea and they could earn a packet from them. I am not sure they would be allowed as the farm is free and this may be why it gets funds from donations. Still I am sure we would visit regularly if these were in place. It has a riding school too which I was itching to find someone to ask all about as I was a keen horserider in my youth and would love to get back in the saddle.
Anyhow today at Tag You're it! we have a great little challenge for all you taggers. This week we want you to use an inchie on your Tags. This one got the better of me a little as I struggled to think of how I could incorporate an inchie. My fellow DT have produced some real stunners, well done girls.
I used my distress inks to create a background on a piece of  white scrap card. I stamped on some images from my Aspects of design stamps from  The Stampman which I have not used for ages. I then stamped them in a darker shade. I printed one of the images onto a square inch of card using distress inks and glazed with glossy accents. I stamped some of the texts from the set and some are from my texts box. I used my Martha stewart punch to punch a border and used raffia, string ,ribbon and buttons to create detail and added some wine cardstock. I enjoyed the challenge just not too sure if I carried it off as well as  I hoped.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs Pascale x

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hello there it is time for another challenge at Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge. We have a fantastic theme of "Anything Goes". I love these sorts of themes as it means you can go wild with your creativity.

I visited my friend who has just had her first baby last weekend and this is the card I made for her baby using Judy's gorgeous giraffe image available in the Digi Doodle Shop.

To make the card I made an 8" by 8" card from some A3 cardstock. I then created a box frame using my Simply Silhouettes CD rom by My Craft Studio. The template is on  the CD rom I changed the colour of the template slightly. I then coloured in the gorgeous giraffe with my prisma pencils and sprayed him with a varnish from Crafters Companions.

I embossed some cardstock with a cuttlebug folder and I added some ribbon detail and a pram charm. I then made a customised saying with my xyron design runner and added some more embellishments from Craftworks cards.

I am off to finish my chores as I have friends over for lunch. I have put a close up of the image below. I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Thanks for stopping by Hugs Pascale.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers -Black, White and one other ....

Hello I am so late posting this and I did not have time to schedule it eek!!! I have been out all weekend and just have not found the time. I write the main post so I had to do that and before I knew it I was distracted and never came back to the computer.
I have been to see my friend and her beautiful baby who is 6 weeks old and just perfectly gorgeous. Makes me so broody but we cannot have anymore as I have made sure of it IYKWIM xxx
My DT card for Sweet Pea Stampers challenge has been made using Ching Chou Kuiks gorgeous "Light of Beautitude". I chose Purple as my extra colour. I used watercolours to colour and I used some glamour dust on parts of the image. I decided to make an easel card. The papers are Doodlebug ones I found amongst the stash. They are really touchy feely papers love them. I added lots of texture with my embellishments from my stash. I used two sentiments from Sweet Pea Stamps too.

A close up can you see all the mistakes he he xxx

Thanks for visting me today I really appreciate your time. Hugs Pascale x

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tag You're it - Black and White and a hint of Gold

Hello another new week and another Tag You're it! I am off out today I am going to visit a friend who has had her first baby. I cannot show you her card as it is for a future DT piece. I have also had a mum at the school give birth this week I have a card set aside for her. She gave birth infront of her decks (she is a DJ) very quickly her partner delivered the baby how amazing is that.

Back to Tag Your're it. We have a theme of Black and White with a hint of gold. I used this image September Rythmn from Sweet Pea Stamps I loved colouring her the first time I have. I used my prisma colours (except for her skin which is a mixture of promarkers and copics.
I embossed some lines around the image to frame her on both the white and the black card. I added some stickles and some embellishments from my stash. The sentiment is made using another Sweet Pea sentiment stamp which I then cut out the letters and added some doodling and some glossy accents too. Quite a simple one from me this week but one I totally adored making. These are my colours in everyday life so it really suited me.

Please join in with us if you have a spare moment or two this week we would love to see your Tags. Thanks for stopping by today too. Hugs Pascale

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Use Your Scraps!

Hello there well a busy day ahead. I have my babies at home today as we have school open day. I am off to see how well they are doing at school. My eldest daughter brought home the book that she had her poem published in. Her poem was called " War Again" it is really moving. Unfortunately publishing laws mean I cannot share it here with you. There are only about 12 from there school in the book which features young poets from across London and Middlesex. I am so proud!

Okay this weeks challenge at Digi Doodle shops Best  is to "Use Up Your Scraps". You can make a card, an atc, a tag it is purely your choice. So here is how I made my DT piece for the challenge.

I decided to make a tag as this way I used up scrap card, paper and embellishments. I used some cardstock that was left from making an 8" by 8" card. I cut it into a tag shape. I used some scraps of Linen Closet DCWV paper ( I love this paper so every scrap will get used in one way or another). I added some ribbon, lace and flowers to the tag and a sentiment from my sentiment box.

The image is one of my favourite from the Digi Doodle Shop. It is from the "Fun shoes set # 2". You get three different styles of shoes. You must go and check out the store it has an up to 50% off sale on right now. I coloured the image with promarkers and copics and cut out part of the image to create a slightly different look to the shoe. I added some white gel pen and some glossy accents to make the shoe look patent. I also added some stickles to the flowers for a bit of bling. I attatched the shoe to the tag with some foam pads for dimension.

Thanks for your time today. Please hop over and see our challenge. Hugs Pascale

Monday, July 12, 2010

Two challenges card!

Hi there I have just been to see my son's Year Two Art exhibition. My goodness what a talented bunch of artists in his class. He did a sculpture of himself skating very Henry Moore if I say so myself. I am chuffed. They are playing with Daddy in the park so inbetween cooking Roast Chicken I am just posting this Easel card I made today.

I have made this card for the following challenges.
Creative Card Crew - who want us to use our diecuts I used my nestie label shape to form the top of my easel card.
Wild Orchid Challenge - They want us to Say it with Flowers.

I have used this gorgeous Calliopsis image from the  Digi Doodle shop. There is a sale on at the moment with up to 50% off so go and check out the marvellous images available. I cut the image out and fixed to my nestie with foam pads. I coloured with promarkers and copics before cutting out and added some stickles too. I used Basic Grey  Stella Ruby papers they are so lush. I then used my Cuttlebug to emboss some white card to which I had attatched some gold ribbon. I then punched a border with a Martha Stewart Punch. I then used some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to make a bouquet. I used roses and asters. I then added some stickles around them. I made a sentiment with my xyron design runner and I also added some raffia, a button and some string. There are a couple more pictures below. Please let me know if you like it.

Thanks for your time and for leaving a comment today Hugs Pascale x

Sweet Pea Stampers - A recipe

Good morning and I hope you are all feeling a little cooler today. We still have very muggy weather here in london. I have just been shopping and there are lots of flying ants around so I believe a storm is on its way.
This week we have a recipe for you at Sweet Pea Stampers.  It is rather challenging but pop over and check out the DT members cards for some inspiration. You will not be disappointed. Here is the recipe to follow.
No pattern paper
1 butterfly
2 images
3 different embellishments

We have a great line up of prizes for you this week. We have 3 prizes on offer.

The first prize is from our very own Linda who is the proud owner of JAZZLINS DESIGNS. Where there are plenty of Sweet Pea stamps and other delights to buy. Hop over to her blog for full details. She is offering the winner:

a Sweet Pea Stamp,
a pack of cosmic shimmers
and a bag of embellishments.

Wow an absolutely fantastic prize I think you will agree and this winner will also be given the chance to be our Guest Designer next week.

The second prize is a choice of 3 Ching Chou Kuik digital image sheets from The Crafty Purple frog which is run by our very own Amy

The third prize is donated by the fabulous Sweet Pea Stamps. This weeks image is the magical ching-chou kuik's Fairy of the Night

  Sarah  and   Susie Sugar join us as GDT this week and boy have they produced some gorgeous cards.
We have some sad news this week Anne is leaving us due to other committments we are really sad to lose her as she has been an asset to the team in so many ways. Anne thanks for everything you have done behind and infront of the scenes you are wonderful Hugs Pascale x
We have asked our wonderful Guest Designer and winner of last weeks challenge Sarah to join us so please go over and give her a big welcome. Sarah bowled us over with her enthusiasm and her creativity.

For my card I made a Stepper card. I coloured my image with Cosmic shimmers from Jazzlins designs. I used some yellow card to add some interest. The butterfly embellishment,pin, ribbon and flat back pearls are also from Jazzlins Designs. The two images i used are Ching Chou Kuiks Moonlight siren which is the centre image and Ching Chou Kuiks Silk Dance.  I hope you like what you see.

Thanks for stopping by today, Hugs Pascale

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge - Pastels

I am entering this one into the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge . They have a challenge of pastels. I decided to use one of the boy images called Golfer from Kenny K's downloads I coloured with promarkers and copics. I added some stickles to his golf shoes. I then mounted him onto a Marianne Designs die cut that I cut out of patterned paper MME an embossed white card. I made an easel card and all the design papers are MME. I made a sentiment with my xyron designer and I added a button embellishment I made.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to visit me. Hugs Pascale

Sweet Peas Stamps Customer Challenge

The customer challenge over at Sweet Pea Stamps (click on the link to the the blog for full details) is to use a Lisa Victoria image and a Sweet Pea verse.

Well I brought this  little beauty Lisa Victoria - Blue Dragon a while ago and this is his first inking up. I coloured him with promarkers and copics and the background is also a mixture of promarkers and copics. I stamped this sentiment which i adore and cut out a circle shape as I did with the dragon. I used some Dovecraft Funky vintage paper and added a few gems from my stash to the sentiment and the paper. I used a xcut sihouette punch to punch out the corners. I added a button that I embellished with raffia.

I am having a quiet day as I have an earache so I am watching the British Grand Prix and crafting and blogging. A perfect day x

Hope you like what you see and thanks for your time today. Hugs Pascale

Mines a Flake 99 please!!!

Good Morning everyone. Well it is El Scorchio here in London. We are sweltering hot and there are few signs of it cooling down. I am not complaining it is perfect for those of us who cannot afford a holiday abroad as the weather comes to us.

It makes me think of ice creams my favourite being a Flake 99 so I decided to design a digi stamp and use it for my DT tag for Tag You're it! Our theme is "By the Beach". When I am by the beach I am always looking for the ice cream sign so I know where to get my Flake 99. I could of done with one yesterday. We went to the fountains at Tower Bridge to cool off first thing in the morning and watched some of Big Dance 2010. I then came home and took the kids to a great party and had a couple of Vodkas and cranberry juice to cool off.

I coloured my image with promarkers and copics and the background is cosmic shimmers. I used distress ink on the scrap of white cardstock and I added images from a Simon Says Stamp set. I then added some ribbon and a Greeting Farm sentiment.

Hope you like it let me know here. Thanks for your comments and your time today, hugs Pascale

Friday, July 09, 2010

Totally Papercraft - Pearls and Swirls

Hello what a beautiful day! My 3 older children have been on there school day out. They went to Joss Bay in Kent it is really beautiful  by all accounts so I think a trip there is on the cards for the summer. I had to laugh I have just had to shake out the throw as it is covered in sand xxx LOLxxx.

My little one had a sleep this afternoon so I made this card for Totally Papercrafts They have a theme of Pearls and swirls. So out came the Carry me away stamp from the Molly Harrison stamps by Crafts and Me.
I used Queen Bee papers by Pink Paislee. I used prismacolour pencils and cosmic shimmers to colour in. I added some gingham ribbon a pearl swirl a die cut matt and a sentiment from my xyron design runner. I hope you like it. The flowers are from the stash.

Thanks for stopping by and  I look forward to reading what you think of my creation. Hugs Pascale

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Crafts and Me new stamps

Whoop!!! Whoop!!!! I ordered 3 of the new Molly Harrison and Hannah Lynn images that are part of the new Crafts and me range of stamps. I ordered yesterday morning and they arrived this morning what a service!!!

Okay I had to ink up this Hannah Lynn image although it was hard to choose which to use. I am making this to give to a 5 year old girl at her party. Her mum is Colombian and her father is Pakastani so I thought the dark skin and black hair was perfect for Zara who is mixed race. I kept the colouring very simple added some glamour dust to the wings. I then cut out a circular image and mounted onto a flower nestie. I used MME papers and coredinaitons cardstock for my backing and I used some ribbon and lace from the stash. The flowers I added stickles to. I made some button embellies too.

I am entering this into the  Crafts and Me challenge which is asking us to use Pink, white and black. Magical crafts they are asking us for flower power.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you like what you see Hugs Pascale

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Texture

Hi a very Good Morning to you all. We were meant to be off for a picnic with friends from church but it is a bit overcast so they are all coming to mine for lunch. So I am having to have a clear up this morning.

I am posting my DT card for the Digi Doodle shops Best Challenge . We would love you to join in with us. The theme this week is TEXTURE. We want to see lots of texture on your projects.

I have used this image  ballon set from the Summer Fun sets. I used cardstock to create the sky, the sun, the sheep and the hills. On the hills I added some embossing to give texture. On the sun I added some ribbons and a button I also embossed to give texture. The sheep are also embossed. I added the balloons which I coloured with promarkers and cut out. I printed them in three different sizes and used 3D foam to attatch them. I added some faux stitching and a sentiment from The Greeting Farm.

There is still a sale on over at the Digi Doodle Shop. There is upto 50% off on Judy and Moms images at the moment. If you use a stamp from the store there is double the chance to win.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog today. I hope you like what you see. I really love to see what you think. Hugs Pascale

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Simon says stamp Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Hi there I have been inspired by the photo inspiration in  the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to create this digi stamp. I used it to make a card for the challenge. I have been busy creating a couple of digi images today. I really would love your feedback on them as I produce them so I know which ones you all like x

Go over to the challenge to see the photo inspiration it is a cocktail picture. I used cosmic shimmers to colour the image and I used my Marianne designs die cut for the matt for the digi image. The papers are DCWV linen closet. I used some string and a button as an embellishment and I made the sentiment with my design runner.
Thanks so much for stopping by today I really love to see what you think. Hugs Pascale x

Monday, July 05, 2010

Want this stamp as a freebie .....!!!

Hello again, I am just popping in to tell you about the fantastic new Digi Doodle shop forum there are lots of fantastic things about it. There is live chat, tips and techniques, lots of other crafters to befriend and my favourite reason to join is that you can get FREEBIES from Judy and Mom like this gorgeous pair of frogs. This image is available from now until July 15th but only if you JOIN THE FORUM. There will be lots more FREEBIES for members. So what are you waiting for .....!!!

I have made this card to showcase the stamp. I used some cardstock to create the background. One of which I embossed and distressed. I coloured the image with cosmic shimmers and decoupaged it. I added some faux stitching and a sentiment from my xyron design runner.

Hope you enjoyed your visit today. Thanks for coming by. Hugs Pascale

Sweet Pea Stampers - Red, White and Blue ( Independence Day)

Good morning a bit cloudy here today. I have been setting about some chores so sorry I am a bit late posting this card. It is my DT card for Sweet Pea Stampers. This week we have a theme of Red, White and Blue for Independance Day. I used Cosmic shimmers to colour in the image. I used papermania papers. The flowers are from my stash and the sentiment and beautiful ©ching-chou kuik's Kimono Butterfly Mermaid image are of course from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Challenge that I am entering this card into is Oh Alice who have a theme of Red, White and Blue.

Thanks for stopping by today and please hop over and check out the challenge if you own some Sweet Pea images. Hugs Pascale

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Tag You're It - Uncle Sam!

Happy Independence Day to all you lovely people in Blogland!!!! This week at Tag You're it we have a theme of Uncle Sam. We want to see lots of lovely tags inspired by this theme.

I chose to use this absolutely gorgeous, fun and funky Kenny K digital stamp hop over you will not be disappointed. This image is called "Star" I felt inspired by the American flag to make a tag with Stars and Stripes. I used Star and coloured her with copics and promarkers. I added some glamour dust to the  image and some glossy accents to the guitar. I cut her out and mounted her onto a star I cut out and drew stripes onto with my promarker pen. I then added some stripey ribbon and a star brad.

Thanks for stopping by today I love to see what you think. Hugs Pascale

Friday, July 02, 2010

Totally Papercraft - One for the girls!

Hello a real quick one as I have to do the school run. I have been to playgroup and inbetween all that I made this. I used a template by Anne Marie Designs available from Jazzlins Designs. I used two different sets of stamps from Digi Doodle shop. I used the clutch purse set currently $1.88 in the sale and you get three different images and I used Fun with shoes 2 set priced at $1.88 in the sale. You also get three images.

I made the window with the template and painted it in acrylic paint. I then traced the template onto a tent fold  card and covered in paper and cut around leaving a fold at the top for the card to stand. I added some ribbon and I then printed the images out real tiny so they would fit in the windows. I coloured with promarkers and copics and added some shiney sprays. I then added some gems. I fixed some acetate to the back of the window and then I adhered to the base card. I also added so me flowers and the gorgeous charm from Quixotic Paperie. The papers are also from here and are MME.

I am entering this into the Totally Papercrafts challenge "one for the girlies" !

Thanks for stopping by today Hugs Pascale!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Hi I am so excited!!!

I just read an email from http://www.dotcomgiftshop/ They have featured me in a feature 101 Lovely Craft Blogs. I am really happy they picked my blog and here is what they had to say about My Crafty Heaven.

56. My Crafty Heaven - A craft heaven this most certainly is, filled with great designs, stampy stuff and all kinds of fun challenges.

The link to the article is HERE so hop over and take a look it is a fantastic website full of fantastic gifts for everyone.

Thanks for stopping by today hugs Pascale

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Dots and Circles

Good Morning to you all. Today I am off to lunch with some wonderful friends at one of there houses. I am really looking forward to it. I have to do the chores this morning which includes the beds but I will have a reward of lunch at the end of it.

Okay this week at Digi Doodle shops best challenge we have a great challenge we would love to see you use Dots and Circles on your cards. This week I chose another image from the Summer Fun Set 1. This gorgeous ice cream. It reminded me of the ones we used to have in France hmmm delicious. I did a Digital stamp tutorial on printing onto watercolour paper and this is the image I used. I wanted to show you the finished result. I used watercolours on this. On the icing and the cherry I used glossy accents. For our theme of dots and circles I used MME papers, A cuttlebug folder, a die, and some buttons. A bit of faux stitching and some ribbon and bits from the stash and the card is complete.

The Digi Doodle Shop is currently having the most amazing sale with up to 50% off some items. Please pop over and take a look for some awesome bargins. There is something for everyone cute, vintage, floral, scenic, man stamps, christmas and so much more.

Thanks so much for stopping by I really appreciate your visit. Hugs Pascale