Tuesday, 28 February 2012

It's Tuesday....

....that means cute new bears.

For my card I used Teddy Bea 192 and coloured with Prisma pencils. The papers, flowers and wooden buttons are all from the Almanac Collection by Prima.

Remember you have until Sunday to join in the current TeddyBo Challenge
Pearls and Swirls.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

With love

As we are nearing the end of February there are only a few days left to snap up the monthly special offers over on the DigiStamp Boutique. I have used the sweetest little girlie - Daisy. I coloured with copics and promarkers. The papers are Echo Park 'summertime'.

I am entering the anything goes challenge over at Allsorts.

Righty-ho then. Want to get a couple of cards in the bag before I'm off out to meet my friend for coffee.

Saturday, 25 February 2012


Good morning Penny Black fans.

Don't these Saturday's come around at lightning speed? A big thank you for all your gorgeous lace and pearls creations. Check out the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog, you might be our lucky winner.

So, what do we have this week? Well, our very talented teamie Nat has come up with a cracker of a sketch....

This week's prize is 4 rolls of ribbon of your choice from our regular sponsor
Fantastic Ribbons.

OK then, that's it from me for today. But for more info' on how to enter and for some stunning inspiration from the rest of the team visit
The Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

See you there!

Friday, 24 February 2012

Happiness is homemade

It's a lovely bright day but there's a very, very cold wind. I'm glad I'm snug and warm in the crafty room for the rest of the afternoon.

So here's Teddy Bea, hard at work making herself a new outfit. I used copics and promarkers to colour and the papers are by Kaisercraft.

I am entering this weeks Delightful Challenge 'use patterned paper'.

Marianne Designs dies are just new in at the TeddyBo store, off now to spend some pennies!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

friends forever

Woohoo, I'm so chuffed! One of my recent Penny Black cards has been spotlighted on the Penny Black blog here. It has inspired me to make a midweek Penny Black card (my PB's are normally reserved for Saturdays).

I have used a stamp from one of the new T for Transparent sets 'mimi's many loves'. I coloured with watercolours and the papers are Hot of the Press 'soft nostalgia'.

I am entering two challenges....

The Ribbon Girl....pink, brown and cream

Stampalot....in the garden

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

It's Tuesday....

....that means cute new bears!
There are bunny bears and Easter bears.
Plus, some new must have products are now in the shop.

For my card I used TeddyBea 189 and coloured with prisma pencils.

And...time for a new challenge!

Swirls and Pearls

All the info' on how to enter and for some gorgeous inspirational cards from team B visit the TeddyBo Challenge.

See you there!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Some bunny...

Today I have two little cards to share. Both using images from the DigiStamp Boutique. The first, a gorgeous vase of flowers. Perfect for Mother's Day or a simple Thank You. I printed out two images and decoupaged some elements, very effective.

The second, a fun bunny. Great for kids at Easter. Also available in the Boutique is a great set of sentiments, like the one I have used here. Remember that if you make a card using one of the Boutique's images you can enter the customer competition, all the details for that are here.

I am entering two challenges....

Cute Card Thursday....flower power

Allsorts...anything goes

Well, it's a lovely blue sky day and so we are off out this afternoon to march the hound round the local loch. Be round to visit everyone tonight. Want to nosey at what you have all been up to!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Penny Black Saturday

Good morning Penny Black fans.
Here we are at Saturday again and time for another challenge.
This week the challenge is....

Pearls and Lace

We have this gorgeous prize up for grabs....

OK, so you know the drill.
To find out who is last weeks lucky winner, for all the info' on how to enter and for some fabby inspiration from my teamies visit
The Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

See you there!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Papercraft Essentials....out now!

You may remember that last month I made the front cover
(see this post here).
Well, jab me with a pokey tool, I made the cover again!
This time with the really cute Don and Daisy range of stamps.

Inside I have seven cards in the pull out and keep section along with instructions on how to make them.
So if you are after a good crafty read it's on the shelves now.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Distressed and Inky!

Fancied a wee change from cards and so when I saw this weeks challenge over on Simon Says - 'Tag It' I thought - the very thing!

The background is stamped with Hero Arts 'watch gears' and distress embossed. Then inked all over with 'tea dye'. The butterflies and text are Papermania stamps. The girl is a digistamp from Wonderland Stamps. A few pearls and seam binding to finish.

Now I'm off to scrub my inky fingers!!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

It's Tuesday.....

....and that means there are new bears!

Bunny bears, sewing bears, fishing bears and flying bears.
All very cute.

For my card I used Teddy Bea all dressed up as an Easter bunny. The papers are by Paper Cellar. I cut the eggs from a sheet of the decorative paper and the borders were punched courtesy of Martha Stewart.

I am entering my card into this weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge - use your stash.

Monday, 13 February 2012

happy birthday

I saw this little girly on the TiddlyInks site a little while ago. She made me smile - I had to have her! I coloured with copics and the papers are Echo Park 'country drive'.

I am entering two challenges...

Allsorts...free and easy


I haven't been a good 'follower' recently. But I hope to have time to catch up with you all soon. I really don't like missing what you have all been up to.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Something exciting....

...is happening over at Teddy Bo & Co.
Over the next few weeks there will be loads of new crafty supplies added to the shop. So, as well as the cutest digi bears in blogland, you will be able to stock up on Distress Inks, Dies, Charms, Tim Holtz goodies and....wait for it....the new must have
Distress Markers.

To find out all about these markers, to watch a video of the man himself using the markers and to pre-order the markers click here, free p&p (UK only).

Saturday, 11 February 2012

You're the Best

Good morning Penny Black fans!

Another week has whizzed by and it's time for another challenge. This week we have gone all soppy. The challenge is ....

Love and Kisses

We have a fabby prize from our regular sponsor....
1-2-3 Stitch

So for all the info' on how to enter, to find out if you are last weeks lucky winner and for some gorgeous inspiration from my teamies visit....
Penny Black Saturday Challenge

See you there!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Cupid, pull back your bow.....

Oh dear, I meant to post this much earlier today but I have been working on a seven card magazine commission and I totally forgot! Anyway here it is now. I used Teddy Bo 175 (pre coloured - great for when you need a card in a rush!) The papers are MME 'Kraft Funday' Happy Days.

And as it is the season of all things lovey dovey there are a few challenges to enter.

Simon Says....love is in the air

Creative Inspirations...lot's of love


See you bright and early tomorrow for Penny Black Saturday.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

DigiStamp Boutique - February Offers

Meet the Prickles, a new little hedgie family from the DigiStamp Boutique, very cute! And for the whole of February they are on special offer.

For my card I used BoBunny 'enchanted collection' paper and coloured the little hedgie with prisma pencils. A few punched flowers, tiny buttons and some twine finish the whole thing off.

Remember if you create something using a Boutique image you can enter the customer competition, all the details are here.

I am entering my card into the anything goes challenge over on Papertake.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

It's Teddy Bo Tuesday....

....and that means there are new bears!

And a new challenge.....

Love is in the Air

No Teddy Bo card from me today, it's team A's turn for the next fortnight, you can see their gorgeous creations here. And did you enter our last challenge? Find out if you are one of the lucky winners visit the Teddy Bo Challenge blog.
See you there!

Monday, 6 February 2012

may all your wishes...

For tonight's card I have used my favourite Sugar Nellie stamp ' Pippi Longsocks', cute and very sassy! I coloured with copics and chose the colours to fit with the Sugar Nellie facebook challenge, my first ever entry.

I am also entering...

ABC...I for in pairs (my wooden flowers and brads)

Allsorts...free and easy

That's it from me, going to have an early night, for some reason I'm very tired. Getting too old for Monday mornings!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

You're Special

No snow here so I'm off out for my regular jaunt to meet my friend for coffee. Before I go I'm popping on this little card. I have just discovered these adorable digi images and couldn't wait to colour one up. Her name is Wryn and she can be found here in the Tiddlyinks shop.

I have used copics to colour and the papers were free with a magazine. I cut three hearts from the papers and added a Craftwork Cards sentiment with two dewdrops. Nice and easy today!

I'm entering my card into the current TiddlyInks challenge which is a Valentine theme.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

friends forever

Good morning Penny Black fans!
Here we are at another Saturday for another challenge.
As it's the first Saturday of the month we have our regular.....

Case It Challenge

And this month we have one of Debby's fabulous cards...

So, all you need to do is make a card using Debby's gorgeous card as your inspiration. Easy! But remember you must use a Penny Black stamp or stickeroo.

We have great prizes for two lucky winners.
This cute Penny Black stamp....

From our generous sponsors Penny Black Inc

And this gorgeous green ribbon bundle....

From our regular sponsor the Ribbon Girl

For my card I have used a stamp from my new set (yes, I treated myself to some of the new PB stamps just out) 'Mimi's Many Loves'. I watercoloured the image and the papers were free with a magazine.

OK then, that's it from me for today but for more inspiration and to find out who is last week's lucky winner visit the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
See you there!