Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cupcake 185.... The Sound of Music

This weeks challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge is the sound of music.  Your project had to be inspired by music or include a musical element. 

I have made a summer holiday type of card and was inpsired by "Jolly Holliday" from Mary Poppins. I think it was more the title of the song rather than the film but I love the film and can't wait for my daughter to be old enough to sit and watch it with me.

All the spotty papers and the ice cream digi stamp are from Pink Petticoat.  I have also made a little beach hut and included some bunting.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TSTR week#107 - 'Bright and Beautiful Spring'

More inspiration and a great challenge from the girls at the Shabby Tea Room.

This weeks challenge is to use lilac, yellow, blue, kraft and a butterfly and the photo below for inspiration.

Here is my entry:

I have taken an old jar which I think had cranberry sauce in it.  I kept it because I loved the shape and though I might use it one day.

I have included lilac, yellow and blue flowers and the little with love tag is made from kraft card.  The lace rossette I made myself which was a first attempt and I then added some distress ink just to alter the colour slightly. I have then added butterflies which are stamped in black.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Chocolate Basket

I thought I better make a start on some Easter treats so I decided to make this sweet little basket for my daughter.

All the papers are from Pink Petticoat and the template for the basket is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wedding Bells

What a beautiful day just right for a spring wedding so here is my first wedding card of this year.
I wanted to make something a little different and noticed that birdcages seem to feature as wedding centrepieces or decorations on some of the websites for weddings I have looked at. I think my inspiration came from HERE

I tried to stick with neutral colours for the card.  All the backing papers are from Pink Petticoat.  The bird cage has been stamped in silver embossing powder which is from Papermania Chatsworth House collection and the butterfly is from Papermania Summer Bloom collection.  The little crown and keys are from my beloved Prima Printery stamp set and I have stamped them in black and covered them in clear embossing powder and added a little glitter.  All three stamp sets I love as they seem to cover most occasions.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #24 Pretty as a Posey

Another fornightly challenge at The Ribbon Reel.  This weeks theme is pink, yellow, aqua and neutrals with flowers and ribbons and this lovely photo for inspiration.

And here is my entry.

All the backing papers and digi stamp are from Pink Petticoat.
I have then distressed the edges and inked them with Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye.  I have also added some paper and organza flowers and inked the edges of the flowers.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Princess Birthday

Here is my daughters 3rd birthday card. We are having a princess themed party for her this year so thought would make a princess card including a little princess crown charm.

The stamps are from Kanban and all the papers are from Pink Petticoat Perfect Papers.
I have coloured the princess and cupcake stamps using a mixture of paper piecing and pro markers.
The little stars I picked up a local shop which sells everything for weddings, parties etc... They have some gorgeous little embelishments for cards, I could spend hours just looking.

Monday, March 19, 2012

TSTR Week #106 "Pennant Party"

Its challenge time at the Shabby Tea Room. Come and join in.

This week we were given the lovely photo below for inspiration.

We were asked to make a card or project using the colours in the photo and include a flag, pennant or banner.

Here is my entry.

I have made a little bird box using a selection of papers from pink petticoat and the Shabby Princess.
The box roof does open so you could put a little treat inside.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Big Happy Birthday to The Shabby Tea Room

The Shabby Tea Room is celebrating turning 2.  Please come and join in the celebrations.  There is lots of birthday prizes to win so come and join in the party fun.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cupcake 183.... Going Dotty

Here is my entry into the Cupcake Craft Challenge.

The theme is Spots and Dots.

The stamped image is from sliekje digi stamps. Which I have coloured using promarkers.
The spotty paper is from Pink Petticoat and I have made some paper flowers using Spellbinders Rose Creation die. I have also added some crackle accents to the biscuits just to add a bit of interest.

TSTR Week #105 - 'Spring is Near'

Spring is definatley here in France today, bright blue sky and lots of sunshine and my daffodils are starting to appear, lovely.

So here is the weekly challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, above is the picture for inspiration and you have to use at least 3 colours and dry embossing.

I have chosen to use papers from Pink Petticoat called autumn blossoms, which seems a bit strange considering its a spring card.  I then have made an organza flower and some paper flowers using Spellbinders Rose Creation die.  I have also added a few gems and for the dry embossing part I have used Spellbinders floral doily dies and ran it back through my Big Shot to get the raised embossed effect.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Crafting Kitty

Just wanted to share a picture with you of my cat.  It took me ages to take the photo as she just wouldn't get out of the way so in the end I took one of her to make her happy.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Challenge #23 Newsprint

Here is my enrty into the Ribbon Reel Challenge:  You had to include newsprint or bookprint and ribbons

I have chosen to use Prima Printery Collection of papers for most of the card as I thought it summed up the whole book print theme.  The stamped image is from Papermania Chatsworth collection which I have just stamped and embossed in gold.  Then I have made some little embellishments using clear embossing powder.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cupcake 182 Yellow and Red

I thought I would give another craft challenge ago.  So here it is:
You had to use Yellow and Red as the main theme of your card or project.
I have used papers from Pink Petticoat called Autumn Blossoms and the Image is from Sliekje's Digi Stamps which I have coloured with promarkers and added some glitter.

TSTR Week #104 -'Colourful Confections'

Another week and another challenge at the Shabby Tea Room.  I love it!! Please come and join us and play along.

This week we had to design a card or project using the picture below for inspiration and include a tag, the colours blue, pink and green.
Here is my entry.

I have used backing papers from Printable Heaven. Yummy Cake Receipes
The green spotty paper was from my stash.  I have made a rosette into a lolly pop and added a sentiment tag and the stamp image is from Kanban which I have coloured using promarkers and paper pieced the ribbon.  I have also included some paper flowers and a little sweetie.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Craft Fair

Off to my first ever Craft Fair in France this weekend.  Can't wait to see what goodies I come back with and what demonstrations I will get to see.  I am really excited.

Creativa Brest

I have some fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to be a guest designer for the Shabby Tea Room in June.

I entered their Design Team Call and was given an invitation to be a Month Long Guest Designer. I am really pleased that they picked me and cannot wait for June to arrive.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Liebster Award

I have been given a Liebster Blog award by Whimsical Whispers

The LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD is used to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers) and to help spread readership and joy. It comes from the German meaning Dearest or Beloved, but can also mean Favourite. As part of the tradition, the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired me.

The other rules are:

The blogs I choose must have less than 200 followers.

I must comment on their blog, so that they know about it.

I must link back to the person who gave me the award and thank them, and post the award on my blog.

These are the five inspiring people that I would like to give this award to:

Birthday Tea

A friend asked me to make a card for her daughters birthday, so here it is:

I have used all the things I love just hope her daughter likes it too.
The backing papers are from Pink Petticoat Autumn Blossoms along with the cupcake stand stamp from Papermania summer blooms, which I have stamped and embossed in pink and added a little glitter.  The spoons and the tea pot are stamped in black with clear embossing powder over the top and these are from Prima the Printery Collection.  I have also included some paper flowers made using the Spellbinders Rose creation die.  So everything I love in one card!!