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)