Monday, August 30, 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers -Flowers

Good Morning I hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday here in the UK. The sun looks like he has made a reappearance for today. My Jimmy has to go to work later so I am not sure what I will get up to today. Maybe a walk to the park with the kids and then home to play.
Today I am bringing you my DT card for Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog. Our theme this week is FLOWERS. We would love to see flowers ins some form on your projects.
I used Poppy Love from Sweet Pea Stamps for my card. I you pop over to the shop you will find an amazing shipping deal but this ends today so be quick. We have three gorgeous stamps as a prize this week.. This will be our last Monday challenge we are going to move to a Friday and will now be a fornightly challenge to give you all a bit more time to enter.

For my card I used some handmade clay flowers , a large flower folded in half and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The paper is MME and Poppy Love is coloured with a mixture of promarkers,copics, prismacolour pencils and sakura pens. If you own any Sweet pea images please come and join in the fun.
Thanks for stopping by today I really appreciate your time and comments. I hope you are inspired too. Hugs Pascale

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Challenge and Tag Swap!

Good Morning to you. I hope the weather is bearing up where you are on this long weekend here in the UK. This morning I am bringing you two DT projects in one post.
I am so excited to be part of this new challenge over at Keep it Simple. This is a challenge dedicated to CAS cards. We are currently looking for a few DT members so please hop over and check out the details. We also have a fantastic challenge this week. We want to see you make a Christmas card using traditional colours in a CAS style.

And as an added bonus we have been really lucky to be sponsored by a wonderful artist called Jane Beljo who is offering the winner of our first challenge 4 of her fabulous digi images of your choice  - check them out here

I used  a high hopes stamp coloured with promarkers. I added some ribbon and some embellies and a sentiment. We would love to see you join  in with us this week. I am also entering this card into the Totally Papercrafts challenge who this week want to see Clean and Simple.

I also want to bring you my DT piece for Tag You're it  Again I have gone christmassy with this one. The theme is make your own background.  I used distress inks to create a coloured background on white card. I then stamped a poinsetta stamp onto it that I got free with craft stamper. I designed the robin on holly digi stamp image who is coloured with promarkers, copics and sakura pen I added glossy accents ot the berries and leaves. I used a sentiment by papermania.

I hope you can join in with our challenges this week x Hugs Pascale

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Challenge on the blog!

Hi there just popping in to let you know of a New challenge on the blog! Do you like to Keep it Simple then this is the place for you. Get yourselves over to the Keep it Simple Challenge blog. We are launching this Sunday but are also on the look out for some DT members. If you are like me and sometimes find it a challenge to Keep it Simple this could also be the place for you to challenge yourself. We are really excited about this new challenge and hope you will all join in the fun!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I am just letting you know that my friend Teri is having a DT call for her shop Delicious Doodles. Teri's shop has been open for 1 year and she has a great variety of images available. I am going to quote Teri below with full details of the DT call:
"I have decided it is about time I got myself a proper Design Team to help me out.
so if you fancy working with my images and helping me to promote Delicious Doodles, then please get in touch by EMAIL. I hope to get round and acknowledge you all individually.
You  should include a few details about yourself and your style of crafting.
I would also love it if you could make a post about my DT Call, and pop a few samples of your best works in that post too. Please link this post in your email so I can come and visit your blog and see what yumminess you create.
This will be a permanent posting, for as long as you wish to stay.
You get to play with any of my images that you want, and have access to my new images before anyone else!! There is no challenge blog at the moment, but I may start one in later months, so I want you to be aware of that.
Above all I want you to have fun creating with my images."
I am going to share a couple of my favourite cards with you as I would love to join Teri's DT.

Thanks for stopping by x Hugs Pascale x

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Distressing!

This week at Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge we have a challenge of DISTRESSING.  You can use a Digi Doodle shop image or one of your choice just include some distressing on your project.
I have used this gorgeous Vintage Car image designed by Mom. There is a wide selection of vintage images available perfect for this theme x I embossed my base card with my argyle embossing folder and distressed on top of it. I coloured with promarkers onto watercolour paper and then used distress inks on top. I added some papers by pink paislee and some lace an pearls.
Please pop over to the challenge to see what delights the other DT have produced they are gorgeous!
Hope you can join in the  fun thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's raining, its pouring ---!

Good Afternoon well I have scrubbed and cleaned like a maniac this  morning and two of my projects have dried so I thought as it is raining and pouring I would get blogging them on here!
The poor children when is the weather going to perk up so we could at least get to the park. We have no garden so this weather is fustrating  for us.
Okey dokey. I have two cards to show to you all today.
The first one is for Donna's Den of crafts challenge they want to see Lots of layers on your card.
I used My Craft Studio tattered Lace CD rom to create this image and then I decoupaged the rose. I used co-ordinating backing papers from the CD and I added some lace and some ribbons and a button from the stash I also added some glossy accents to the leaves and the sentiment.

The second card is for the challenge to celebrate my blogging buddy Teri's Delicious Doodles first birthday bash!
I grabbed this freebie last week and I am using it to enter this one off challenge which gives the winner a chance to get 10 of  Teri's Delicious Doodles.
To make my card I framed the image with a frame from My Craft Studio tattered lace CD rom. I used two backing papers to layer it onto. I printed it out and I coloured the image with promarkers adding glossy accents to the vase. I added some ribbon and a button and some faux stitching.
Hugs Pascale x

Monday, August 23, 2010

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Buttons and Bows!

The challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs is  buttons and bows.

I had a little parcel of Penny Blacks arrive this morning so I decided to join in with this challenge. I used this gorgeous little image. I coloured with promarkers and copics and sakura pen and then I cut out using my nesties then I used a nellie snellen die too.
I used a papermania embossing folder and some ink to create some texture. I added a bow and a button as this is the theme and a cute sentiment that comes with this set.

I am having a quiet afternoon as my middle two children are both at their friends. I am cooking a Roast dinner and crafting and blogging inbetween. Bliss xxx

Sweet Pea Stampers - Lace and Pearls

Good Morning to everyone what a wet one it is here in London today x Still no gales as yet I am really happy as we living in the midst of a building site with cranes and scaffolding everywhere! I am having another quiet day. I will get the kids to do some colouring in later so I can too. Today I am bringing you my DT creation for Sweet Pea Stampers challenge. The theme is Lace and Pearls. This will be our last weekly challenge as we have decided to move the challenge to a fortnightly challenge.
This card I made using this gorgeous ching chou kuiks Lily Dream image from Sweet Pea Stamps. I coloured her with copics, promarkers, prismacolour pencils and sakura pens. I created a frame around the image using a stencil and some ink. I then added some pearls to the image. I used some MME papers to matt the image onto onto which I added the black lace. I then added a sentiment and my flowers to embellish.
We would love to see your  Sweet Pea creations so if you own any images please join in the fun. We have two wonderful stamps as prizes this week. They are ching chou kuiks Sunflower angel and Fluttering Butterfly.
Thanks for stopping by today I hope that you like what you see. Hugs Pascale x

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tag You're It - Stars of the Silver Screen!

Morning to you all! I had a great laugh watching The X factor last night I love it! I particuarly love these early rounds they are rib ticklers!
Today I am going to share with you my DT tag for Tag You're it. We have a fantastic theme of Stars of the Silver Screen. I chose Grace Kelly I googled images for her on google and then using My Craft Studio I printed on to a ready die cut pyramage sheet  and created my image. I added some detail with odds and ends from the stash.

Please if you have time come and join in the fun. Hugs Pascale x

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I have been featured .....

Hi again, gosh I am feeling very flattered today I have been featured in the spotlight over at the  Crafts and Me blog. Teresa has a fantastic range of stamps by some awesome artists so go over and take a peek at them.
Thanks for this honour I have a big grin on my face now for the rest of the day xxx
Hugs Pascale

Penny Black Challenge - Sketch

Hi there I have been a busy bee today as you will know if you have read the post above. I made this card following the sketch over on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
I really loved the CAS look with the stamps last week so I have gone the same way this week. I used my little hedgie image this time.
I coloured with promarkers , copics and sakura stardust pen. I then used nellie snellen dies to create my Matt and layers using white card and DCWV linen closet papers. I added some dry embossing to the base card and some DCWV linen closet papers. I added some button embellies and some ribbon and string. I created a sentiment tag and that was it really.

I hope you like it hugs Pascale

This one fits a few challenges ,,,,

Hello well I am exhausted today. I stayed up to watch Big Brother last night.  I really liked John James and was sad that he got evicted. He is not arrogant I think he just doesn't think before he speaks. This is a quality I possess he also spoke how he felt and I like that as I think it shows honesty.
Well Josie or Dave to win. Mario should not have been in the final he is BORING!!!!!
I have had a good catch up clean this morning and I have finished two cards. This is the first one I will post the other one later.
This card fits a few challenges so I will list them after the card. I used a beautiful Mo Manning image, Rae's Journal, which I love dearly. I coloured her with promarkers and copics. I then used some nellie snellen dies to create a Matt and layer. I used the same  dies for the sentiment. I used some HOTP paper and some flowers and ribbon  from my stash.

Challenges I am entering this into are:

Totally Papercrafts - Summer Fun ( My idea is relaxing with a sketch book in the sun)
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Thank Heavens for little girls ( this reminds me of my big baby girl)
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge - One for he girls

Thanks so much for stopping by today Hugs Pascale x

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Friday, August 20, 2010

This made me have a BIG SMILE on my face....

Hiya just popped over to the Totally Papercrafts Challenge to see what their theme is for this week. We have just been on a coach trip to Brighton organised by the HA and it was so lovely. The rain stayed away and the kids managed a game of crazy golf and we sat on the beach playing with pebbles.
Keep those eyes peeled for the pebbles ......
Anyhow I got picked to be in the top 3 for last weeks theme and it has brought the biggest smile to my face Thanks to the awesome girls at Totally Papercrafts x

Hugs Pascale x

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Anything Goes!

This week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best the theme is Anything Goes! I chose to use the wonderful Pansies image from Store.

I coloured with cosmic shimmers and Sakura stardust pens. The papers are Pink Paislee and MME. I cut a frame with my nesties. I added faux stitching and a ribbon and button embellishment I made. I also sentiment onto the pot. Please come and join our challenge you are not required to use a stamp from the store if you do you will get entered into the draw twice.

A short post today as I am off to get ready for a girlie day out with my 10 year old daughter that I have been promising for ages. We are off shopping and we are going to grab a bite to eat. I am going to make a beeline for The Bead Shop in Covent  Garden. So should be a great day!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs Pascale x

Monday, August 16, 2010

House of Mouse Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Can you tell my OH is on hols I am getting heaps of challenge cards made at the moment he he xxx I made this one for the House of mouse challenge which has a great photo challenge HERE!
I do not YET have any House of mouse stamps with cakes on them so I had to improvise. I made a huge chocolate muffin out of  pink paislee papers. I then added some craftwork candy gems (smarties) which i coloured with promarkers. I also added some glossy accents as icing can you see it still drying tusk tusk.
I have a christmas set from Simon Says stamp that is made of clear stamps and I used some of the characters on here and cut them out or away from the christmassy bits. I made a sentiment and added some stitching.
Loved this one a real chance to get creative x

Thanks for stopping by today hugs Pascale xxx

Sweet Pea Stampers - Swirls and Flourishes!

Oh what  a proud mummy I am my baby boy spent his first night in his big boys bed and only cried once. I hope he goes in it tonight okay.
Well the weather is all pearshaped today and we have a week off to entertain the kids we are going to have to think of some things to do!!!! Here is my DT card for Sweet Pea Stampers. We have a theme of Swirls and Flourishes for you this week.

There are two great stamps as prizes Ching Chou Kuiks Poppy Love and Elain Cox's  Magical Springtime. You can purchase these stamps at Sweet Pea Stamps where currently when you place an order you are automatically entered into the $50 spending spree in the store.
I used this Lisa Victoria image called Lisa Victoria- Mercreature for this card. He is coloured in with promarkers, copics and sakura pens and the background is cosmic shimmers. I stamped two flourishes onto a matted and layered background and then to get the embossed look I went over them with a sakura pen. I added some text from Sweet Pea stamps and an embellie from the stash.

Thanks for stopping by today and please come over and join us if you have some Sweet Pea images there is still time to enter our $20 entrants candy draw! Hugs Pascale

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Photo Inspirations

Good Evening well life is treating me well today and I have been at the crafty area again today!!! My daughter has taken my laptop I got free with my broadbrand provider a while back to be her computer so I was burning some of my images to a disc so I can use them on my PC I was looking at my Mo Images and just had to join the challenge this week over at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog.
The theme is to use the fantastic photo inspiration. I chose to use the colours the textured threads and the buttons as my inspiration.

I made a shaped easel card using coredinations card stock and a nestie as  a template. I then coloured my image with promarkers, copics and sakura pens. I then cut out the image with a nestie and added sakura stardust pen to the embossed  edge. I then added all my embellishments and a sentiment from Whiff of Joy stamps.

Thanks for stopping by your support really makes my day x

Tag You're It - NO STAMPS ALLOWED!!!

Hi a very Good Morning to you all. I have just had a really  relaxing morning doing things at my pace he he!!!! I have just had a quick lick and clean as my partner is off next week so it will be a full on week entertaining lots of children. Looks like INDOOR activities required due to the miserable weather forecast!!!

I am just showing you my DT project for the wonderful Tag You're it challenge! Our theme this week is NO STAMPS ALLOWED. For me it gave me the opportunity to play with some clay something I just love to do. I find it relaxing and absorbing to do. I created a little mixed media piece.

I used some hearty clay for the fish I used blue and a push out mould. For the seaweed and flower I blue and yellow to make green and then I used a makins push out mould. Once all the clay pieces were dry I added lots of different mediums to them. On the fish I added acrylic paint, sakura pens and distress ink and glossy accents. Onto the flower and the seaweed I used acrylic paint, glossy accents and distress inks.

I then added some details I used a starfish charm, some bling , pearls and a button embellie. I used the gorgeous Websters Pages papers so scrummy and cute a frame with my nesties.

Please take the time to take part with this challenge as it is amazing what you can do when you are forced not to get inky ROFL xxx Hugs Pascale

Saturday, August 14, 2010

2 Penny Black Challenges - Get Fruity/ Glitter and Glitz

Hello well I have been at the craft table again. I am feeling slightly mojo less at the moment. I decided to challenge myself and do Clean and Simple which I honestly find hard to do. I decided to enter the Penny Black Challengewhich is asking us to " Get Fruity". I do not have any fruity PB stamps so I used one of my favourite ones which has cake on. I am also entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge which wants a some glitter and Glitz.

There is a DT call on at Penny Black at Allsorts which is a monthly challenge. You will find the details on the blog.
I used promarkers and copics to colour in the image. I used some sakura stardust pen on the cake ( that's my glitter and glitz) and I used some red gelly pen on the candle. I used my nellie snellen dies to make frame. I drew around the edges with red gelly pen. I added some ribbon. I made some cherries with my cardworks card candy and I then stamped a sentiment onto the card.

Underneath the main picture is a close up. I hope you like it x

Close up....

Friday, August 13, 2010

Totally Papercraft - Rainbow

Hi again I have gone a bit astray today and said lots of expletatives to the housework and getting anything constructive done!!!! It is Friday the 13th and my children are all freaking out. A coincidence for sure!

I have made another card using the theme from Totally Papercrafts which is Rainbow. I went the whole hog with my interpretion.
I used one of my SWALK collection stamps from the wonderful Crafters Companion. I just adore these they are so wonderfully easy to colour and play with.
The papers are from the SWALK CD rom and  Pink Paislee. I used a MS punch and I used some pearls and ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is stamped with my Big and Juicey and then cut out .

Thanks for stopping by I love it when you do and apologies for not getting back to you at the moment but the school holidays are getting in the way xxx

Simon Says Challenge - "Ain't no cure for the Summertime Blues"

Morning well I really needed some ME TIME yesterday and some new stamps arrived on my doorstep from Sweet Pea Stamps. I decided to enter the Simon Says Stamp challenge they want us to make a Summer card and to use some blue on it somewhere.

The image is called ching chou kuik's Growing Dazzle. I coloured her with promarkers, copics, cosmic shimmers and sakura stardust pens. I used a nellie snellen die to cut her out and to frame her. The sentiment is also from Sweet Pea Stamps. The papers are from Crafty Emma's Store and are by Websters Pages. They are very lush LOLxxx. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are handmade using a Makins clay mould, two colours of Hearty soft clay and some acrylic paints.

I hope you like it Thanks for popping by Hugs Pascale xxx

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Flowers

Hello again I am posting my DT card for the Digi Doodle shops Best challenge.This week the theme is flowers and we are sponsered by the wonderful Daisy Digi Doodles store. The prize is a $10 gift cheque to spend in the store.
I chose the wonderful image Simple elegance 3 piece set for my card. It is a versatile image that can be used for weddings, anniversaries, christenings and celebrations.
I chose to put the banner on the cake. I then coloured the image with prismacolour pencils and promarkers. I then added roses to the drawn flowers to give dimension. I created a frame using die cuts and am embossing stencil.

This is the stamp set from Daisy's Digi Doodles

Sweet Pea Stampers - Carnival

Good morning I am posting my Sweet Pea Stampers challenge card a bit late as I have been so busy entertaining my 4 children in the holidays and doing housework. My partner got his hours changed again so my routine has been disrupted again. HUGE apologies for this lateness.

The  theme this week is CARNIVAL colours. There are some great prizes on offer just visit HERE for full details and for the chance to enter the entrants challenge.

I used this gorgeous stamp ching chou kuiks " The Moth" from Lynettes store Sweet Pea Stamps. I used a big and juicy to stamp the image and the sentiment. I then used cosmic shimmers to colour the image. I added lots of  colourful odds and ends from my stash to give the vibrant carnival feel.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - Use Your Favourite Stamp!

Good Morning to you! A beautiful sunny morning here lets hope it lasts the day. I am having a week filled with Me time! Yesterday I went to a friends for her birthday and went child free which was so lovely. Today a friend is hosting a meal for me and two other friends so I am looking forward to some wine later x At the weekend I have a wedding to go to!
This week the challenge at Digi Doodle shops Best Challenge is to "Use your Favourite Stamp" For the Design Team we are to use our favourite Digi Doodle Shop image.
Well there are so many gorgeous images this was a hard choice. I finally decided to combine two images to make this card!

These are the two stamps that I used from the Digi Doodle shop .


Wild Flowers

I got the tutorial of how to make my Shadow Box HERE  from splitcoast stampers. I then made it into an easel card. I used Basic Grey Capella papers and I coloured in with prismacolour pencils promarkers and copics.

There are two  fantastic deals this month at the Digi Doodle Shop.  There is a sale on all holiday items and if you spend over $5 you receive The Pumpkin carriage and The Seven Pumpkins for free.

Thanks for stopping by today hugs Pascale xxx

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - Sketch meets Simon Says Challenge - Polka Dots

Oh my what a long title!!!! I have had a wait for these little beauties to arrive. The first consignment got lost between Ideal worlds warehouse and my front door. However they arrived today after I chased them. They are adorable so easy to colour too. I got the Pick of the week which included the whole of the SWALK stamp sets and the CD rom from Crafters Companion!
So in excitement have coloured up this beauty and used her for two challenges Crafters Companions monthly challenge who have a great sketch to follow. They ask us to use a crafters companion product.
The image is from the SWALK range and the papers are from the CD rom. The ribbon and button come  from my stash.
I have also entered this one into the Simon Says Stamp challenge they have a theme of Polka Dots.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Tag You're It - Sam's August Tag Swap!

Hello as you can see by my earlier post it is the school holidays and time is running away with me so here is my DT tags for Tag You're it this week. It is a special one this week as Sam is hosting a Tag Swap. It is always fantastic to receive artwork from fellow crafters as although photography is great it is always great to see the texture and techniques in the flesh.

Sam chose a colour theme of Burnt orange, Olive and Antique cream. Here are my three tags that interpret this colour theme.

I used elusive images stamps. I used distress ink to cover the white card to make it distressed. I then stamped onto it using green ink and the flowers I stamped I embossed. I then made some flowers using paper and I coloured in with cosmic shimmers. I then used some embellies out of the stash to create some interest. I also decided to create a punched corner on the ends of the tags. There are three tags made using the same ingredients.

Thanks for stopping by hugs Pascale

Sweet Pea Stampers - A Sketch by Me x

Afternoon! I have had a jam packed week and weekend so have not had time to schedule this post. I am having a cuppa and a bit of computer time having just spent three hours cleaning.
I have been out and about with the kids last week and on Saturday we had a lovely walk down the river and popped into the Tate Modern. We saw the Tate Peregrines which are birds that sit on top of the building. We also viewed the Tate Collection. My son gave  a wonderful critique of Jackson Pollocks surrealist painting The naked man with knives.
Yesterday  I went to Ikea got a blind and some storage solutions. I love it there! We then had a lovely lunch with my sister in law and her two girls.
This morning I have had a good tidy up and we have lots of plans for the week ahead!!!!

Okay a busy week at Sweet Pea Stampers we have a special candy for the month of August which gives every entrant the chance to enter the draw for a $20 shopping spree with Lynette at Sweet Pea Stamps!!!!!

We have a sketch to follow this week which is by me. For my DT card I used Ching Chou Kuik's Rose Tattoo a stunning stamp!. I added some roses and cut out a branch from the backing papers. I added as Sweet Pea sentiment too. There are two Lisa Victoria images for this weeks prize donated by Sweet Pea Stamps and some bling donated by new DT member VANESSA.

I hope you feel inpired hugs Pascale