29 September 2011

AUD Sentiments - Happy Birthday!

We want to see your Birthday creations this week at AUD Sentiments!

Our sponsor is the lovely Glitterbabes!

I've used their fab digi, this vase of hearts, which I have coloured with Prisma pencils. I've used nesties circle and scalloped circle dies to cue the image out and added glitter to the vase and the scallops. The paper is from Martha Stewart and the circle sentiment is from Craftwork cards. The shaped card blank is also CWC :)

Thankyou for stopping by!

Charisma - With Love

Morning peeps! I can't believe how hot it's getting this week, summer was so rubbish, yet whats all this autumn heat about!! madness!!

This week at Charisma, Team Carly want to see your 'With Love' creations! I decided to join in too this time ;)

Our fabulous sponsors this time are Digistamp Boutique and the Pretty Little ribbon shop :)

The heart image I have used is by Meljens and I've coloured it with promarkers. The paper is a piece I found in my scraps drawer so I'm not too sure where its from! The circle sentiment is from LOTV which has been inked with Faded Jeans Distress ink, and the ribbon is from stash.

Thanks for stopping by, dont forget to check out the rest of the Charisma Gals creations!

26 September 2011

Quirky crafts GDT: In the jungle!

Hi folks! I ws lucky enough to join the crew over at Quirky crafts this week as a guest DT for their new challenge: In the Jungle!

I got to play with this oh so cute Lion from Digital Delights, who are the sponsors of this challenge!

I've coloured him in with Promarkers and cut out with a nesties scalloped circle die. The edges have been inked with Scattered Straw distress ink. The papers are from the Papermania Birdsong paper pack and I've used 2 EK Success punches, the paw prints and the wavy dots. The leaves are from a pack of stickers I got from home bargains ages ago, the greeting is from Craftwork cards, and the ribbon is from stash.

Thanks for your visit ;) xx

21 September 2011

Feline Thankful Blog Hop!!

Hello everyone and welcome to our Feline Thankful Blog party and Hop!! Weare thrilled you have chosen to party with us. We have organized this blog party to thank all of those who have joined us as followers - over 1800 of you and counting!! We want to say "THANK YOU" to all of you who have been so supportive of this wonderful blog that tracks over 500 challenges!

A very SPECIAL THANK YOU to KAREN HOWARD, who started this blog just over a year ago and actually ran it solo for quite a while. Now a team of 14 ladies make up the DT for Feline Playful, led by Shelley and we continue to add new challenges almost daily including winners for those challenges, DT calls, blog candy and more.
We are hosting this Hop and Party to say "THANKS!!" to all our followers for their continuing support. We have joined forces with a very long list of FANTASTIC SPONSORS who have donated images, store credit/$ vouchers and Guest DT Spots to Party winners!

There are 3 ways to win!:

1. JOIN THE BLOG HOP - Our blog hop starts September 21 at 9:00 am (GMT) - which just happens to be the International Day of Gratitude - and ends September 27 at 9:00 pm (GMT). Each DT member (we have both past and present DT members playing along) will be awarding prizes at the end of the week to random commentors on their blog. And commentors will also be
entered into a GRAND PRIZE draw at the end of the week. The hop order will be as follows:

ERUM aka E.T.

Please remember to follow the order of the hop so that you don't miss any of the DT members’ posts. If you get lost along the way, please return to FELINE PLAYFUL to find the hop order.
2. FIND THE SECRET MESSAGE - Each DT member on the blog hop will share a letter on their blog. Once you have all the letters, unscramble them to discover a secret message. E-mail your answer to felineplayful@gmail.com All correct answers will be entered into a draw for a GRAND PRIZE.
3. VISIT FELINE PLAYFUL - Enter your name using Mr Linky and you will be entered to win one of our DAILY PRIZES. You only need to enter once to be eligible to win all week long (but you do need to be a follower of FELINEPLAYFUL please). At the end of the week we will also be selecting at least 1 GRAND PRIZE winner.

Add your name to Mr Linky and check back daily to see if you're one of our lucky winners:

So what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started!!!
My Letter is..... E!!!
If you would like to be in with a chance to win one of the following fab prizes, please leave me a comment on this post and the winners will be chosen after the 28th September!
Prize 1
$15 gift voucher for Digi My World!
Prize 2
5 Digis from The Stamping Boutique!!
In order to celebrate the occasion, here is my 'Thanks' Themed Project! The image is by Meljens, coloured with Promarkers, and the paper is from a dovecaft stack. The various ribbons are from stash, and the leaves are cut with some Marianne dies, which I've had ages but have recently re-discovered my love for ;)
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you luck on our hop!!

18 September 2011

Gingerloft – Vintage/Distressed

This Sunday means time for another challenge at Gingerloft!

We want to see your Vintage and Distressed creations this time!

I've used this lovely image of a couple of old time film stars, cut out with nesties labels 2 and inked with Antique Linen and Scattered Straw Distress Inks. The champagne bottle was a freebie digi which I've coloured with promarkers. The background paper was a scrap in my stash and the greeting is a stamp.

Stop by the Gingerloft blog to see more fab inspiration from the rest of the lovely Design Team :) x

17 September 2011

Tree of Stitches

I've been a cross stitcher for many years now, and recently I came across a Yahoo Group called The Stitch Specialists, which concentrates on more 'speciality' stitches. I started off with this gorgeous project called Tree of Stitches, designed by a very talented lady called Abi Gurden. Here's my finished tree with some close ups of the varieties of different stitches I used!

I stitched it on an ivory colour 25ct evenweave fabric, and used 2 different DMC vareigated threads.

Thanks for stopping by! I am about to embark on another Stitch along with this group called The Great Escape, in which I will learn even more gorgeous new stitches and techniques!


15 September 2011

AUD Sentiments - Get Well Soon

Time for another challenge at AUD Sentiments!!
We are coming up to the time of year when the time is just right for the sniffles, so how about seeing some Get Well cards!

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Daisy doodles!
I used this image from them to create my card.
I've kept it very simple, coloured with my prisma pencils and cut out with GoKreate scalloped oval die. The sentiment is from my new Lili of the valley set which I am doing to death at the moment ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

8 September 2011

Charisma #36 - Inspired by a song!

This week I've been off work and getting into the christmas crafting mood!

So here's my latest offering for Charisma, a card inspired by We wish you a merry christmas, of course!

Bunny Zoes Crafts are offering a £10 gift certificate!
The Stamping Boutique are generously offering 5 digis of the winners choice!!

For my card this week, I've used my new Christmas Kitties LOTV stamp! I've coloured it with promarkers, and the eagle eyed of you might notice that one is brown and one grey ;) wonder why I chose those colours!! I've inked the edges with Peeled Paint Distress ink and used my new Stiches stamp from TandA stamps to do the border, as I am totally rubbish at doodling stitches!
The paper is from the MME christmas paper pack that came with the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft, and I've inked the edges of this with Fired Brick DI.
The sentiment stamp is also from LOTV and the ribbon is from May Arts. Sparkly stars and gems are from stash.

Thanks for stopping by! :)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons - Festive Cheer in September
Delightful Challenges - 1/1 - Bling It
Freshly Brewed - 1/5 - something new
Scrapbook Sisters - Ho ho ho
The Paper Variety - 1/1 - stamps
Your Next Stamp Challenge - 1/1 - song inspiration
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - 1/2 - Winter Wishes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge -1/1- Blog Hop & Anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes (option, use a shaped card)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - must include ribbon - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - 1/2 - Anything Goes
Christmas Inspirations - 1/2, must be Christmas - Glitter
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - 1/3 no digi allowed - Ribbon or Lace
Scrappy Frogs - Bling
Catch The Bug - 2/3, - September Anythings Goes
Marks Finest Papers - Bring on the Bling
Sweet Stampin - 1/2, must Stamp - Anything but Birthday

4 September 2011

Gingerloft – Make a Sky

At Gingerloft for this fortnights challenge, we want to see you include a handmade Sky on your project, made using chalks, inks, or anything else that takes your fancy!

I used this fab hot air balloon image, coloured with Promarkers and the sky is chalked. I've cut the image out with scalloped circle nesties and the backing paper is from a FF pad. The sentiment is a fiskard stamp and the card candy is from craftwork cards.
Link up your entries at the main Gingerloft challenge blog and don’t forget to leave the DT some love while you’re there Smile

Birthday Sundaes - 1/1, must have birthday sentiment - Birthday Card
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Allsorts - 1/1 - Green & Blue
Catch The Bug - 1/3- September Anythings Goes
Creations by Gill M - Anything that flies
Our Daily Bread Designs - 1/1 -Dots or Stripes
Card Makin' Mamas - 1/2 - cards only - Go digi
Jellypark Challenges 2/2 - punches and/or die cuts
Our Craft Lounge - anything goes plus Blog Hop
Patties Creations - 1/2- must include a stamped image - birthdays
Stamp Man 1/1 - travel
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - 1/1 -Lots of dots
Crafty Purple Frog - Birthday cards or gifts
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 1/1 - Purples, Blues & Greens 1st week
I Love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - 2/3 - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - 2/2 - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - must use promarkers - Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Birthday Card
Lia Stampz - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Travel

2 September 2011

Snail Mail

I love getting surprises in the post, and this one was no exception, a beautiful card from my lovely blogging friend Rebekah :)

AUD Sentiments - For a Girl

Hi folks!

This weeks challenge at AUD Sentiments is to make a card/setiment for a Girl!

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Di's Digi Downloads!

For my project I've used one of their gorgous Mouse digis, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from Dovecrafts Sugar and Spice collection and my scraps drawer! I've inked around the edge of the image with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and added stickled to the butterfly and leaves, which are made using an Xcut punch. I love this punch as it embosses the leaves too making them look real rather than dead flat :) The flowers are from Crafty Bitz and the dewdrops are from Sarahs Cards, and the sentiment is by Personal Impressions.
Thanks for stopping by to Visit! I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrate & a blog hop
Crafty Purple Frog - Birthday cards or gifts
Do You Stack Up? - 1/3 - Friendly Critters
Rainbow Lady's - 1/2 - Lets Emboss it

Crafty Creations - punch/diecut
Flutterby Wednesdays - 1/1, - celebrate
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - 1/3 - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - 1/3 - flowers
Truly Scrumptious - mostly pink
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - 1/2 - Anything Goes

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - 2/2 - Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Birthday Card
Heart Song Inspirations - 0/1 - Anything Goes and/or Use your Favorite Colour Combo
KB Cute Monday - Butterfly
Lia Stampz - Birthday  
Paper Creations Ink - Show Us Your Flowers
Stamps R Us - 2/2 - Anything Goes

Quirky Crafts - Flourishes (on paper) and Embossing (on leaves)
Scrappy Frogs - Bling
Sparkles Forum - Punch It

Totally Gorjuss - As you like it