Thursday, 12 April 2012

Delicious Doodles, Just Inspirational Week 24

 It's week 24 already of Just Inspirational Challenge and this week we are sponsored by the fabulous Delicious Doodles

It's the turn of team A this week and the gorgeous inspirational picture was chosen by Erin

The image can be interpreted any way you want -  the image itself, colour, theme etc. The DT have made some beautiful creations to inspire you so don't forget to check out their blogs and leave them some love :-)

I chose to use Butterfly Bliss and decided to try to be more adventurous and use some stronger colours. I used promarkers and flexmarkers, with some stickles glitter glue on the butterfly. I didn't make a list of colours as I went, but will try to list them as close as I can remember

Skin: Spice, sunkissed pink, oatmeal, vanilla
Hair: Henna, chestnut, flexmarker firebrick, burnt orange
Dress: Marine, turquoise, pear green, leaft green
Flower: Pastel blue, glacier blue, honeycomb
Butterflies: cornflower, royal blue
Lipstick red, crimson

The papers are a free download, Carrie Stephens 'Spontaneous Delight' but I can't remember where the download came from :-/  Everything else is from my stash.

Challenges I'm entering:

Smudgyantics - Anything Goes
Just keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Flower Power
Through the Craftroom Door - Spring, must use a butterfly
 Wags 'n' Whiskers - Say it with Flowers
Cupcake Craft - Spring

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Bugaboo Easter card CCH#114

This is the card I made for The Crazy Challenge this week. The theme is Easter and sponsor is Bugaboo. Image is coloured with promarkers, added a few gems for a bit of sparkle, papers and ribbon border are from the paintbox poppets cd.

Wish I knew where this year was going! Can't believe we're so far into April already!! Think I need a 96 hour day, then maybe, just maybe I'll have time enough to do everything lmao

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Just Inspirational Challenge

This week we're sponsored by the fabulous Saturated Canary. The DT were to be given an image to work with - the difficult part was deciding which one to choose as they're all equally amazing!!! Krista is one very talented lady!

I chose to use 'Party Hardy' coloured with promarkers and went with a red/white/blue theme. The DP is from Papermania Burleigh Blue Capsure Collection, ribbon and flowers are from my stash

I'm also showing a card which I entered into the Inked Paws 'Spring' Challenge.

The image is 'Serain' by Kelly Rhodes, coloured with flexmarkers and promarkers, papers are pink petticoat, ribbon from stash and butterfly diecuts some a friend cut me.
I'm really pleased with how this came out, Kelly's images are a dream to work with.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Just Inspirational Week 20

Here's my DT project for this week's challenge at Just Inspirational. As it's both St Patrick's day and Mother's day this weekend we have two inspirational pictures for you to choose from

Our sponsor this week is Sew Many Cards

I used the 'Birthday Cupcake' image, coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers, a backing paper I found as a free download and some diecuts and gems from my stash!!

Challenges I'm entering this week

Papercrafting Journey - Pastels
The Pixie Cottage - Pastels
Crafts 4eternity - Colour Recipe (pink, brown)
Ladybug Crafts - anything goes
Papertake - One for the girls/mum

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Inked Paws Challenge

This is my entry to the first challenge over on Inked Paws - the theme was 'All Creatures Great and Small' so I used the adorably cute 'Me and My Friend'. Hope you like it :-D

Monday, 12 March 2012

The Crazy Challenge #110

It was my turn to choose a theme for this week's Crazy Challenge and in a moment of what I can only describe as sheer madness I chose 'No Designer Paper' - now for some people that would be straightforward, but for a self-confessed paper addict it wasn't easy!!

The sponsors this week are Create with TLC and the DT have created some fab projects for inspiration. Here's mine - with no paper in sight!!

Image is from Create with TLC and my choice of image was definitely inspired by the lovely spring weather of the last few days. It's coloured with promarkers and flex markers, added some sparkle with stickles (if I can't have my paper got to have my sparkles lol) I used some flat backed pearls for the corners, and the centre of one of the flowers, ribbon and flowers from my stash, top blue flower is cut with marianne creatables english rose die.

Totally Stampalicious - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Blog Hop.....

Welcome to Just Inspirational Challenge's first ever BLOG HOP!!

You should have reached here from Annie's blog .

For my first card I used an image from Stampin Dragon Designs

I have to admit to having a very large soft spot for these little guys lol - the dragons are soooo sweet and perfect for all occasions :-D

I coloured my image with promarkers and added some stickles for a bit of sparkle. Papers, ribbons and flat backed pearls are all from my stash, the papers have been there so long I forgot who they're by lol been trying to not cut into them but finally gave in to temptation!!

For my next project I chose an image from Sassy Studios, more images I'm totally in love with lol! Again, image is coloured with promarkers, used an embossed background, but couldn't find a matching ribbon so coloured some white ribbon with aqua promarker to match the dress! Flowers and gems were from in a storage carousel I bought from create and craft and have held off using lol

Last, but not least I made a corner bookmark, using an adorably cute image from Di's Digis, again coloured with promarkers, punched with a Martha Stewart punch and added some ribbon - simple, quick but pretty :D

 Well, that's it from me! Remember to leave your comments to be eligible for the prize draw, then head on over to the next stop which is Denise's Blog

Don't forget this is the order which you should be visiting us in


Caroline (You are here)

Now, don't forget to add your project using Mr Linky to be in with a chance of winning a prize from one of our sponsors !! Can't wait to visit you all and see your creations - have fun, and good luck :D

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Crazy Challenge and Just Inspirational Challenges.....

Don't forget to pop over and join in with this week's challenges. The theme on Crazy Challenge this week is 'Valentine's Day' so come and join the challenge, check out the fab work from the girls on the DT and share some love - and the chance to win some super cute digis from Dearie Dolls our sponsor this week!
Just Inspirational Challenge this week is sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs. There's a choice of 3 lovely pictures for inspiration this week, so what you waiting for.... head over to the blog, check out the DT work and join in, we love seeing your projects

Sadly I haven't had chance to do my DT projects this week due to a bad cold/flu and a chest infection - combined with computer problems, so I'm definitely behind this week lol

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


that's the theme for this week over at The Crazy Challenge, sponsored by DTs Arts

After the recent DT call, there's been a few additions to the team from this week, so here's the new line up




Drop in and say hi, its always great to hear from everyone out there in blogland :-)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

All gone Steampunk.........

Over at Just Inspirational this week our sponsor is the fabulous Sassy Studio Designs.
If anyone's not seen these images then you're really missing out, they have some absolutely amazing digis and I love working with them. Our inspirational picture this week is 'Steampunk'
 with the optional choice of working with a sketch designed by Kelly

Well, I have to admit my intial reaction was 'what on earth do I create that classes as steampunk?' It's a style that I've never actually worked with before, it's completely new to me and I definitely had to think outside the box and push myself out of my comfort zone for this one - thankfully my hubby's a little bit more up on steampunk than I am so was able to help me out in my hours of need lol!!

For my card I chose to work with 'Steampunk Josephine' coloured with promarkers, backing papers are a digi download from Digi Scrapbook Boutique. The cogs and clock face were diecuts I bought from ebay - then inked them and covered with pewter embossing powder and added a length of old chain to make it look a bit more steampunk lol!!!!! Considering there's not a flower, ribbon or speck of glitter in sight I'm really pleased with how this came out, might even consider doing more!!!

Don't forget to go and check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations - and this week sees some new additions to our talented DT

Challenges I'm entering this week:-

My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Ditzy Craftymess - Anything Goes
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - New Things (New image, new papers and a whole new style!)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

It's all about Flowers.......

That's our challenge this week over on The Crazy Challenge blog, and not only do we have pretty flowers, we're sponsored by the amazing Saturated Canary who this week is offering a prize of 2 digis for the winner. So what you waiting for?? Pop over to the Crazy Challenge, check out the DT's fab creations and let's see flowers somewhere on your project :-D

For my card I used 'Hand-me-down's one of the adorable Saturated Canary ragamuffins, coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers. Papers and sentiments are a digi download 'Vintage Rose' from Pink Petticoat, which I've had forever and absolutely love for those soft coloured, pretty girly cards. Ribbon, flowers and card candi are from my stash, flowery border is my Martha Stewart punch, swirls are my favourite sizzix die lol

Challenges this week:-

Moving Along With The Times - Blooming Marvellous
Hotshot Craft - Flowers
Incy Wincy - Flower Frenzy
Secret Crafter - Ribbon
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and/or dies
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Kaboodle Doodles - Girly
Pollycraft - Favourite things (one of my favourite digis, flowers, ribbons, swirls)

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Just Inspirational Week 13

This is the inspiration picture over at Just Inspirational this week and our sponsors are StitchyBear

For this one I decided to be completely different and instead of going for the bright colours I went for black (from the background!) and white - with plenty of added sparkle to add some colour :D

I chose Fairy Moon for my image and printed onto white card - of course, my printer decided to have a tantrum so the image came out a very faded, washed out shade - so out came the black promarker which I used to colour the whole image (note to self: next time don't print on glossy card lol it doesn't colour as smoothly!) I then outlined the image with glitter glue, matted it onto a piece of black card, then embossed a piece of white card with my dots folder, and added more glitter to the embossing! Added a silver spotted ribbon and the flowers (from my stash - ribbon came from a market stall, flowers were from poundland), bit more glitter on the flowers and some holographic card candi and bingo! quick, simple but hopefully effective!!!!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Crazy Challenge - Vintage

This week's sponsor over at Crazy Challenge is The Stamping Boutique and the theme for this week is vintage. Well, there were some great images to work with, but despite absolutely loving the vintage look it's certainly not a strong point of mine, as I'm sure you can tell!!!

I chose First Dance for my image, coloured it with promarkers then added a layer of glossy accents - which seemed a good idea until it came to taking a picture and then I've struggled to get a decent pic without glare! The papers, flowers and ribbons are all from my stash!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Just Inspirational Week 12

I can't believe its 12 weeks already since Just Inspirational began - it's flown by so quickly!! I have to say I'm really enjoying being on the DT, its certainly got the brain working again lol. This week's sponsor is the fab Ellephantastic and the picture below is the inspirational picture for this week - just how cute is that!!!

For my card I coloured my image with promarkers (for a change lol) The pink spotty paper is from Papermania, card and flowers from stash and sentiment is one I printed and mounted onto matching card

Don't forget to go over to Just Inspirational and check out what the other fab DT members creations, and remember there's still time to apply for the DT call here

Challenges for this week:
Alphabet Challenge - Y (You Choose)
My Time to Craft - Favourite Embellishments (Flowers and Ribbon)
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and Ribbon

Monday, 16 January 2012

Crazy Challenge #102 - Tic Tac Toe

This week I have been fortunate enough to join the team over at Crazy Challenge. I'm really enjoying being part of a DT and being able to see everyone's fab creations.
The challenge this week is Tic Tac Toe - just choose a line in any direction - easy!!

For my 3 I chose the image from this week's sponsor Digi Doodle Shop, coloured with promarkers and went for ribbon/lace and gems/pearls.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
 Cards for Men - Boys and their toys
My Time to Craft - Favourite Embellishments (Ribbon)
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - The Colour Blue

Friday, 13 January 2012

Just Inspirational Wk 11 - and DT call

This week's sponsor is Floppy Latte Designs
and this is the beautiful inspiration picture, which I'm sure will have the creativity overflowing with all the pretty colours and imagery :D

After much deliberating I chose one of the 'floral frames' from Floppy Latte, coloured the image with promarkers and added a few die cut flowers (from a large mixed bag I bought from one of the pound shops) along with some ribbon and gems (also a pound shop special!) The pink flowery paper is from Papermania's 'Parkstone Pink' collection, butterfly toppers are Anita's Pearlescent Butterfly Toppers and peel off sentiment also 'Anita's' from the latest Docrafts goody bag - the perfect excuse to play with my new stash of goodies :D

Don't forget to pop over to Just Inspirational and take a look at what the rest of the talented DT have come up with, and also check out the DT call  

This week I'm going to enter the following challenges :-

Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'Y for You Choose'
Anything Goes Challenge - 'Anything Goes'
Bearly Mine - 'Anything Goes'
CES Challenges - 'Anything Goes'
Crafts and Me - 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Catz - 'Use Something New' (new papers, toppers, image)
Crazy 4 Challenges - 'Happy New Year' (use something new:- again papers, toppers, image)
Cupcake Craft - 'Something New' (new stash & image)
Do You Stack Up - 'Pink' (flowers, ribbon, paper - I can do pink!!)
I Brake for Challenges - 'Simple' (for me this is simple lol)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Just Inspirational Week 10

This week's sponsors were Whoopsie Daisy Designs and the beautiful picture below was the inspirational picture.
I was spoilt for choice with the images kindly donated to us by the sponsors as I am a bit of a fairy fan, but haven't made a card with fairies in a while.
I coloured the image with promarkers and used Stickles and Kars glitter glues for the sparkle, the starry paper is from Papermania's Midnight Fantasy, holographic patterned card behind image is Kanban (I think, been in my stash a while lol) Ribbon, peel offs and flowers from my stash!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Just Inspirational Week 9

Hope everyone's had a great holiday season! It seems like forever since I've blogged lol but had a mad month with sorting Mum's funeral and christmas etc - its certainly good to be back to some kind of normality.
This week's sponsor on Just Inspirational Challenges is Limited Runs Digital Stamps. I used the picture chosen by Kelly to inspire my colour choices for the dragonfly image. It's not my usual card but I love how it's turned out, I really enjoyed making this and love the colour combo - definitely one I'll use again!
Papers, ribbons and embellishments are from my stash, images coloured with promarkers and of course stickles on the wings for that extra sparkle!!