Friday 30 April 2010

All that scraps weds challenge

Hello to everyone and thank you for taking the time to come by and visit my blog today! I have a birthday party to go to tomorrow so I have made this card for my friends 30th birthday. I have used the theme over on the all that scraps weekly weds challenge which is to use pink and brown, such a lushious combination I think!

I have used this adorable image from my swiss pixies spring stamp collection, coloured with prismas and a little stickles to her ribbon. I have used papers from nitwits these really are the most gorgeous digi papers and there are so many wonderful sets to choose from, highly recommended! My flowers and pearls are wild orchid crafts. Lace and adhesive pearls are from stash. I have used my new MS punch sent to me by my sister (thanks Sarah!) and sentiment stamp from SU vintage labels collection. Everything distressed with tattered rose holtz stylee!

Thanks so much for having a look and leaving your comments again! Hugs R xx

Thursday 29 April 2010

Truly scrumptious sketch

Evening again everyone and thanks loads for popping by my blog! This card I have made follows the sketch over on Truly scrumptious this wk which also has the hidden message theme which is optional where the sliding tag can hide your sentiment or message. I am also putting this into the sentimental sundays 1st challenge which is blooming marvellous, using blooms and a sentiment of course! They are having a DT call and giving away fabulous freebie digi sentiments so hop on over to check it out!

I have used this cute CC designs stamp from the swiss pixie spring range for my card coloured with prismas and a little stickles to her wings. My cardstock is lilac glitter (not as sparkly in the photo!) with papers from pink petticoat and stash. The lace, flowers and beads are wild orchid crafts and the setiment ticket pink gem designs.

This is the view with the little ticket tucked away under the picture. I had a hard time getting anything to stick to this glitter card stock though!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and for my fabbo followers! hugs to all R xx

New Creative cottage Baby Ellie kit

Hi everyone, thanks for coming by! The creative cottage have launched a gorgeous new kit called baby Ellie and friends which you can buy here and this is my card that I made with it. There are stacks of yummy papers in this digi kit (about 16 if I remember right!)

There are free digi stamps in the kit too ready for you to colour if you prefer to do it that way! The ribbon, beads peg etc are from my stash but prettymuch everything else is the kit!

I am putting this in for the creative inspirations challenge of making and easel card too. Will pop back later with another challenge card I've just finished! Thanks for having a look hugs R xx

Wednesday 28 April 2010

An Amy Thank you

Evening all my lovely followers and anyone else who happens to drop by! Tonight I am blogging this card which I made using the sketch over on crafty sentiments this wk. I have used my cute Amy stamp again. This time I used the masking technique to have her sitting on this cute fence I got with my CC designs swiss pixie spring kit. Also you just have to go over and see the new wedding collection stamps at crafty sentiments just released they are adorable and there is a chance to win the set on the blog hop (wishing wishing wishing!)

This card is also going in for the saturday secret crafter challenge of distressing, I have torn and Tim Holtz'd my heart out lol. Also the ABC challenge of T is for thank you.

I have used papers from K&Co and Pink Petticoat. Sentiment ticket stamp from Pink Gem designs, flowers from wild orchid crafts, lace from stash and a good old dousing of tim Holtz tattered rose and a stack of glitter lol! Thanks loads and loads for coming by to look and leave your lovely comments again hugs Rebekah xx

Creative cottage circles challenge

Morning all! Well its that time again for another challenge over at the creative cottage and this wk our challenge is to use circles on your card. I'm not a big fan of circular shaped cards but thought I would give it a go for a change anyway!

I have used papers from the birthday wishes kit from the creative cottage available to buy here and I have used a digi stamp also from pollycraft from their critters and cogs range (so uber cute!) The sentiment ticket stamp is pink gem designs and buttons from stash.

This is the card Caleb had for his 3rd birthday. I am also putting this forward for the cupcake challenge this wk which is don't be square, a card shaped anything other than square. Don't forget to pop along and have a look at the other lovely DT cards this wk and join in with the challenge, you can win the gorgeous new baby Ellie and friends kit, so many lovely papers in this one! Thanks loads for coming by to look again, hugs to all R xx

Tuesday 27 April 2010

A flutterby sketch

Hi everyone, thanks so much for coming by to see my little blog and what I have managed to do today! This card is made following the sketch over at flutterby wednesday this wk and is also for the one stitch at a time challenge which is to use flowers this wk.

I have used a gorgeous cowgirl up stamp from the stitchy bear digital stamp store called Bella. I have used pink petticoat digi papers with lace from stash and roses, rose buds and pearly things from wild orchid crafts.

I have coloured Bella with prisma pencils and added some stickles sparkle to her wings. Hugs to all and thanks in advance for your lovely cooments! xx

Monday 26 April 2010

A Late card :(

Well I have had a busy day (see post below!) so I am putting up this card that I made last wk. I had orginally made it for last wks crafty sentiments challenge following the sketch over there but alas due to my poorly PC was not able to upload or blog it but my new Amy stamp is so cute I just had to put it up anyway! I have looked through some of my fave challenges to see if she will fit into any of them this wk and hooray as over at stamp something this wk the theme is charms and I have a little butterfly charm on this card!

This cute little Amy stamp can be purchased over at the crafty sentiments store with some other cuties! The papers I have used are from pink petticoat and the main floral one is from the New baby ellie kit at the creative cottage which you can purchase here and visit the blog here I have used flowers from both mulberry crafts and wild orchid crafts, charm is from the hobby house and sentiment stamp is pink gem designs.

Thanks for coming by to look as always and for leaving your lovely comments and baring with me in all this PC disaster! Hugs to all xx

Happy birthday Caleb

Hiya everyone, yep my darling son was 3 today and haven't we had a busy and noisy day! All toys have some sort of loud space type noise ejecting from them apart from the lego but Caleb adds his own noise for that! Anyway I did make his cake, it isn't really up to my usual standards but I had to knock it together in less than 2 hours and he loved it so I guess that was the point!

And another view of Buzz lightyears ship and little green men (one of whom lost his head shortly after breakfast this morn when I dared to go to the toilet and leave Caleb to his own devices!

Calebs favourite toys of the day seemed to be his transformers (they have gone to bed with him ouch!) You would never believe he turned 3, all his toys are age 5 and up, I thought he would be still into bob the builder and cbeebies but it is sadly ben 10, Star wars and transformers now!

This is him ready to blow out his candles (the first time he blew them out mid song and got very upset that he hadnt got the timing right!) we blew them out prob 10-15 times after this!

And at last eating the cake, the best bit of course!

Thanks for letting me share! Hugs to all xx

Sunday 25 April 2010

I'm back hooray!

Hiya peeps! I'm sorry for my prolonged absence! But £35 later and a much better PC I think we can safely say I am back in blogging land! I had such high hopes for so many challenges this wk and missed loads of them ggrr! Anyway I am hoping to just possibly get this is time for the cupcake challenge which this wk is red and white. I also follwed ths sketch over on crazy for challenges but that challenge has now already passed alas!

I have used papers from pink petticoat with an adorable image and sentiment stamp from pink gem designs. This is Chloe with flowers. The pearls are from stash as is the flowers and brad.

Thanks so much for popping by and baring with me on my absence. I do have other cards which missed some challenges this wk but may yet fit into some this wk! Hugs to everyone and hope you are all well in blogging land! Rebekah xx

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Going Green......going gone!!!!

Hello Everyone - My name is Sarah - Big sis of Rebekah - I have been given the privlage of posting on her fabby blog!!!! This is because she has a very broken PC - she has been infected (not her personally, but the PC) with Trojan Horses!!! - She has no idea when this will be fixed!!!

Just to keep you going - here is her latest creation for the Creative Cottage Challenge - which this week is going green!! I have to say this is one of my favourite cards she has done!!

I will keep you posted if there is anymore news!!

Love and Hugs Sarah xxxx

Pollycraft sketch

Morning everyone! Another wkend of work over and I'm in my happy crafting place! I had a catch up day yesterday and also got drawn into the cullen saga again so please forgive my absence! I have made a card though for the pollycraft sketch using a pollycraft lillibean fairy image. I have also put this forward for the stamp something challenge of something layered.

I have used papers again from pink petticoat with flowers from mulberry crafts and sentiment ticket stamp from pink gem designs. The brads, gems etc are from stash.

I have coloured the image with prismas and have used a multitude of stickles on the fairy and butterfly wings! Thanks so much for coming by again and leaving your comments, hugs to you all xxx

Friday 16 April 2010

A christening card today

Hi everyone, thanks so much for coming by to see me again and my little creation for today! I have followed the new sketch today over on Friday sketchers to make a christening card for my cousins little girl. I have used another digi stamp that I got from Stitchy bear stamps again, she is such an adorable little angel. I'm also entering this card in for the crafty angels challenge which this wk is favourite things ( I count card making, stamps with wings and pink and lilac as all my favourites!) Also Flutterby wednesday are having an open wk over there so I am putting this card in for that too.

I have used papers from pink petticoat again this is little gingham, doodle dots and sweet flourishes in pink and lilac, all inked at edges for distressing. Ribbon and pearls from stash. Sentiment computer printed and charm from the hobby house.

I have coloured my angel in Prismas with lots of glittery stickles on her wings and halo! Thanks lots and lots to everyone that takes the time to pop by and leaves a comment on here it is very appreciated! I'm off for a wkend of work now so may not be back until monday, hugs to all Rebekah x

Thursday 15 April 2010

Another boy card!

Hi everyone, thanks so much for coming by my blog to see what I have been up to today! I have used the sketch over on truly scrumptious to make this card. Their theme is April showers but I have just used the sketch this time. It is my nephews brithday at the end of the month so I have made this card for him (told you I would try to do more boy cards lol!)

I have had this adorable oliver stamp from TGF for a while now and think he is sooo cute but haven't got round to using him until now (the shame!) I could say the same for the 4 new stamps that turned up yesterday begging to be used but I have yet to find the time lol! I also entering this card in for this weeks challenge on papertake weekly which is cutie pie and I really do think Oliver is a cutie pie and fully qualifies for that!

The papers and tag are all 3 bugs in a rug. the ribbon and button from stash. Oliver has been coloured ala Prismas as per norm and everything inked in red (as also is generally the norm lol). Thanks so much for coming by and leaving your comments again hugs to all Rebekah xx

Wednesday 14 April 2010

A beautiful fairy card

Another card from me today! I just couldn't resist making a card with one of the new digi stamps I have bought from Stitchy bear stamps, how beautiful is she? This is butterfly love fairy and I also bought some others as they are so completely adorable and such a joy to colour! I have also discovered their challenge blog one stitch at a time and would like to enter this card into their distressed challenge this wk.

I have used papers from the creative cottage sweet something kit with the exception of the little dotty paper which is from the creative cottage just for you kit you can get these digi kits here. I have used a sentiment stamp from SU, lace and pearls from stash. Flowers from mulberry crafts and foliage punched with Mcgill branch punch. All papers have been inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in tattered rose and my image has been coloured with Prismas and stickles on her wings and dress.

I have used the sketch over on spoon full of sugar this wk which is a sketch by Nikki. I have also followed the colour combo over on Pollycraft which is Pink and brown along with either yellow or green (I chose green). I am also entering this card in for the paperplay challenge which is another challenge I have just discovered! Their theme for this wk is shiny happy people, the image must be of a character or person with some sort of sparkle on them. And lastly I'm putting this in for the new once a monthsir stampalot challenge blog which is to make something along the fantasy theme and they are offering a Cricut as a prize!!! Thanks for looking as always and leaving your kind comments hugs all xx

Things with wings Dt card

Morning everyone! Today is wedsnesday which means a new challenge over on the creative cottage challenge blog and today that challenge is things with wings. I chose to do a card wih the princess and castle easel kit which you can purchase here I didn't however do an easel card lol! There is so much freedom with papers and printables that I was able to do this concertina card (there is even a printable envelope in ths kit which is sooo cute!) my things with wings are all the butterflies!

I used a sentiment stamp from SU and some pearls etc from stash. I punched out the floral frame with my Mcgill branch punch and my tonic small daisy punch, the butterflies are punched with an xcut dimensions punch.

I am also enntering this card into the by the cute and girly monthly challenge which for the month of April is fairytales.

Don't forget to pop over to the creative cottage challenge blog and check out the other gorgeous DT cards and have a go, if you use creative cottage products you have a chance to win our favourites badge and get an extra prize to boot! Thanks for coming by to look again and leaving your comments, hugs Rebekah x

Tuesday 13 April 2010

A random boy card

Hi everyone, thanks for coming by again. Yep it's a random boy card from me! I haven't made this for a specific male challenge (although I'm sure there is one out there somewhere!) and I haven't made this for anyone in particular, but I do think I should try and make more boy or male orientated cards. I think the reason lots of us find it so difficult and uninspiring is because we don't get enough practice and there isn't as much ispiration as there is for the gorgeous girlie cards out there! So I am aiming to make a few more boyish cards! I am helped by the fact that I have just got this cute Pink gem designs stamp Andy with puppy. I wasn't sure if I would like colouring him as much as my Chloe stamps but I do! He is just adorable and really great to colour!

I have followed the sketch for this card over on sunday sketch and stamp and have used papers from pink petticoat again! these are little harlequins and gingham check in duck egg and air force blue inked in brown with ribbon and eyelets from stash, sentiment stamp from stampin up and stars cut with fiskars large star punch.

I have also followed the colour combo challenge over on creative inspirations of green, brown and blue, I'm a late entry again for this one! Anyway hopefully I will do some more later! Thanks so much for coming by and leaving your comments hugs Rebekah x

Monday 12 April 2010

A late papertake sketch

Another post from me, told you I was itching to get crafting again! I have made this card using the sketch over on papertake weekly. I love all the DT cards over there esp Dawny P's who is a great inspiration to me and only just lives down the road lol! Through her I discovered my obsession with pink petticoat papers, found my mini photo studio etc so make sure you go and visit her blog too! I am also putting this forward for the just magnolia challenge this week which is punch it out, a chance to use your beloved punches!

I have used this cute butterfly Tilda stamp from Magnolia coloured with prismas and with a little stickles sparkle on her wings. The papers are all pink petticoat in lovely and light pink colours, they are fluffy clouds, little harlequins, gingham and solid, mounted on stampin up cardstock. The punches I have used are of course my MS doily punch and my McGill branch punch. Flowers are from mulberry crafts and the sentiment stamp is another ticket stamp from Pink Gem designs.

Thanks loads for coming by to look and leaving your comments! I hope someone can grab a lttle inspiration as I do from so many others, hugs xxx

Hooray for monday!

Yes, it's monday at last here which is another 3 days work over for me and hopefully a little more card making and blogging to keep me sane! Although this is intermittently disturbed by potty training my son this week so wish me luck!
Today I have made a card for the anyone for anya challenge which is to use shapes 1 of 1 2 of another and 3 of another. I have used my square shape card as 1, rectangular PP for 2 and 3 circles (pp, flowers and brad). I have again used one of my cutie CC designs as they are now allowed over on the AFA challenge, she is again from the spring swiss pixies collection.

I have used papers from pink petticoat digi downloads this is doodle dots and lots of dots in black and crimson. The flowers are Prima, brad and lace from stash, cute wooden ladybird from my fab blog candy won over on Lisa janes blog and sentiment from the adorable cute tag sentiment stamps available at pink gem designs, these are just too cute I have 4 now and only £1.75 each they are a total bargain!!

My cute image is coloured with Prismas as per norm and I have added some sparkly silver glitter to her wings which is why I am putting this card also in for the flutterby wednesday challenge. I have recently discovered this challenge which requires you to use a fairy, angel or buterfly on your projects which is sooo easy for me as I have one of those on practically everything I do lol! This wk they challenge you to use sparkle, again a must on nearly all my cards lol so I think I will be up for this challenge blog alot in the future! Anyway hugs to all and thanks for popping by my blog, I'm hoping to get lots more crafting done today (potty training allowing!) so hopefully more posts soon! Hugs Rebekah xx

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Buttons and bows at creative cottage DT card

Morning everyone, thanks for coming by again! This morning over on the creative cottage challenge blog we have the challenge of using buttons and bows on your cards and projects. I have used the papers from the just for you kit for my card and have used this cute lillibean fairy digi stamp from Pollycraft.

I have used paper roses from mulberry crafts and ribbon and button from stash, all edges are distressed with ink and sparkled up with stickles.

I also wanted to put this card into this wks pollycraft challenge no 38 which is anything goes. The prizes on offer over there this wk are just fab so make sure you check it out!! Hugs to all Rebekahx

Tuesday 6 April 2010

A Prairie fairy friday sketch

Evening everyone! Thanks for popping by my blog again! Today I have made a card using the sketch over on friday sketchers this wk. I have also used this adorable free digi stamp from Prairie Fairy who is giving this away to those who enter her DT call.

I have used papers from Pink petticoat again (told you I would be using lots of these!) These are the elegant flourishes range and I have used them in tangerine, sweetcorn and Papaya. I have used stampin up cardstock, Mc gill branch punch and MS doily punch. Roses from mulberry crafts, pin and pearls from e bay, lace from stash and butterfly cut with xcut dimensions punch. Fairy coloured with prismas and stickles and all paper inked for distressed effect.

Thanks so much for coming by to look again and for leaving your comments! Hugs to all Rebekah xx

Monday 5 April 2010

Crafty sentiments card

Hello again, thanks for coming by to see my blog today and for leaving your kind comments. It's lovely to hear when I inspire people! Today I have made a card for the sketch over on crafty sentiments.I was quite dissapointed that I missed last wks sketch due to lack of time so am getting in quick this wk! There are a lovely set of sentiment stamps to be won too!

I have used a craft sentiments stamp for my card. Unfortunately Suzette didn't have the stamp I originally wanted in stock but she sent this as a replacement, which is fabulous and I'm very pleased with! I will be paying a visit v soon as the new stamps are available from the 6th April and they are super cute! I have also discovered some new digi papers too over at pink peticoat they are just sooo yummy! I have used the gingham check in turquoise and lilac and the doodle dots in lilac too. They are such fabulous value for money, just £1.99 for sheets in over 30 colours and 30 solids too! Until April 9th too you can get all 5 new designs for just £5, how could I resist?! Expect to see lots of these papers on my cards for a bit!

I have mounted partially on glitter cardstock and some stampin up cardstock. I have used my xcut corner punch and emboss in flower with some adhesive pearls and some roses from mulberry crafts. I have used folded ribbon for foliage and have coloured my teddy with Prismas and stickles. The lace is from my stash. Thanks so much for popping by again, hugs to all xx

Easter update

Hi everyone, hope you all had lovely easters! I just thought I would post a quick update of our easter wkend. I took pictures of our easter egg hunt buckets which I made last year for the kids.

This is a close up of one of the buckets. I bought the buckets from hobbycraft and painted them with acrylic paint, used the crop a dile and eyelets to punch holes for the ribbon. Used wired ribbon around the handles and little wooden flowers from hobbycraft for decoration. The names are computer printed and tied on with ribbon.

This was the egg horde before the hunt had even begun! This was a bit less than previous years! The trouble with having 3 children in the house is 3 times as much chocolate!

I bought this egg hunt sign last year I think probably from TK maxx, they do some really cute stuff at easter, I didn't even look this year so I wouldn't be tempted!

This is Caleb mid egg hunt. Last year the girls had to help him but this year you couldn't hold him back! He was distinctly better at hunting out the eggs than they were!

I am card making today so hopefully will post something a bit later! Thanks for coming by for a look! hugs xx