Thursday 30 August 2012

New challenge at Saturated Canary

It seems that I am still lapse at posting on my blog at the moment! I have loved having my kiddies home for the summer but I am really ready for some sort of order and normality in my life right now!
My eldest is at another of her team building and getting to know you sessions at High school today. She starts officially next Tuesday with the other 2 returning on Wednesday but as I am working Fri, sat and sun next week I don't think I will feel normality until the week after!
On to todays card which is for the new challenge over at Saturated Canary which is "Dotty" this time!
I have used dotty papers from Teresa Collins and MME in lemon with lilac matting. My stunning feather flower and gem flourishes are prima, my other flowers are wild orchids with my sentiment from LOTV and my oh so stunning butterfly from Kays Kreative Korner (just waiting on my next order as these are clearly my new obsession!)
My stunning image is "Double take" from the Saturated Canary store. I have coloured her in Prisma pencils and have added stickles and glamour dust to her dress for a sparkly tulle effect skirt and have added liquid pearls in lemon around the image. I have machine stitched all my edges too.
I am entering this into...
Whoopsiedaisy 2 patterned papers, OSAAT use a digi, The craft pad twine (on my sentiment tag), Sentimental sundays stitching, Pile it on P words (polka dots, purple, pencils), Come and get it show us your flowers, Cupcake flowers, totally stampalicious anything goes and Paper playtime polka dots and a sentiment.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again friends. I am desperately trying to get by some of you at the moment in my ever decreasing time!
Do check out the rest of the teams awesome creations!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Saturday 25 August 2012

A gem of a challenge reminder and SFTW a day late!

Hello friends! I am here with a card to remind you of the on going challenge over at A Gem of a challenge which is Animals. I should have posted my card last week but I was away and have only just managed to get this one done in time for the reminder! I am also using this as my DT card for SFTW a day late as our theme over there is Pearls and swirls, sponsored by the fab Pretty little ribbon shop.
I have used this oh so cute Chloe from Pink Gem designs for my card with her little doggy. My papers are MME, flowers, lace and seam binding from WOC, swirls from prima, sentiment from LOTV and fab butterfly from Kays Kreative Korner.
My sweet image has been coloured with prisma pencils and I have edged in victorian velvet DI using an SU flourish stamp around the edge.
I would like to enter this into...
(back later for that!)
Do check out the rest of the team inspiration at this cute theme and why not join in with us!
Thanks for coming by again and big hugs
sparkle -

Thursday 23 August 2012

Happy Halloween and a new release at Saturated Canary!

Happy Halloween!!!!! Yeah I guess I'm a bit early (first time for everything!) but there is a fab new release over at Saturated Canary with some cute Zombies, vampires and witches!
So I have made my first Halloween card in August!
I have used fab Pink Paislee papers, I have no idea why I have such lovely papers as you really can hardly ever see any of them! Honestly though they are really great papers!!! I have also used Jute and flowers from WOC, ribbon from a blogging pal, bat die cut which I have had for a looooooong time, butterfly from Kays Kreative Korner and my skull charm and metal corner I have given a paint and glitter effect to fit in with my spooky theme. My sentiment  is Watzingmouse held in by a Tim Holtz ticket holder.
I have coloured my image with the obligatory prisma pencils again and have used some Waltzingmouse bats around the edge. This cutie comes with a set of sentiments too! She should be in the Saturated Canary shop later on today!
I have added a tonne of stickles to my metal corner, skull charm, bat and card edge so I may not be abe to find many spooky challenges but will be hunting down the bling ones!
Some of the other DT have made some cute examples do check out the SC Facebook page for some great inspiration!
I am entering this into..
Stamp with fun bling, The paper shelter anything goes, Cute card thurs bling it up, Craft punked flower power, Dutch dare bling it on and Stamp n doodle layers.
Thanks for coming by again folks!
Big hugs 
sparkle -

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Divas by design Anything goes

Yes I'm back again! We have a new challenge over at Divas by design and it is one of my favourites ANYTHING GOES. We are so lucky to be sponsored by the stunning Tiddlyinks and have all been given such brilliant images to work with!
I chose one of the new fantasy releases I just adore these....
I have used Teresa collins papers with some flowers from WOC and Kort & Godt, butterflies from little snippets and sentiment from SU.
My beautiful Magda image has been coloured with prisma pencils. I have added a tonne of liquid pearls around her and then went a bit ink crazy with vintage photo distress ink.
I am going to enter this into..
Creatalicious fantasy theme, Lollipop crafts anything goes, The crazy challenge anything goes, Bearly mine anything goes, Rubys rainbow butterflies and Whimsy lots of layers.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog, do check out the stunning creations from the rest of the team and don't forget to join in!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Creative Inspirations focus on the sentiment

Hi friends!
Well I am still chasing my tail trying to get organised and to be honest I think it's a losing battle so I may just give up lol!
I am feeling a bit lack lustre in the mojo department too as I have been away from my crafting for a bit!
There is a brand new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and it's to focus on the sentiment, oh no totally out of my comfort zone here so not the best start to my crafting restart lol!
I did buy these yummy first edition Hideaway papers when away (well it would have been rude not to!) they are so full of spring and freshness and with a hint of sparkle too, love em! I used a new SU sentiment stamp with a bit of stickles sparkle, some fab flowers from WOC and Mulberry crafts, flourish from Memory box and stunning butterflies from Kays Kreative Korner (must get more of these they are sooooo gorgeous!)
This is for some friends of ours who have recently got engaged out in Canada, they will be back home soon and we are so very pleased for them both as they are such lovely people!
Do check out what the rest of the team have made and don't forget to join in for a chance at a fab digital delights voucher!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Monday 20 August 2012

Back from Hols

Hi everyone!
I am back from our little jaunt to my mums for my sisters birthday get together.
I am hoping to do lots of catching up on blogs and comments this week but I do have a mountain of washing and ironing that I need to climb too!
I just thought I would share some photos of my time away..
Here is me, my big sister and even bigger brother.
Here are all the kids (my 3, my sisters 2 and my brothers 2)
Here are my 2 girls (a rare happy pose!)
and of course my adorable baby boy (well not so much of a baby any more!)
I love this picture too that my sister captured as Caleb saw the chocolate cake..
He then proceeded to stick his finger into his piece!
And lastly just me and my big sis who absolutely loved her card!
Thanks for popping by!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Saturday 18 August 2012

A gem of a challenge

Hey folks! there is a new challenge over at A Gem of a challenge this week and it is ANIMALS. We want to see those friendly furries and critters on your cards!
I don't have anything to show you today, with me being away but the team have made some stunning creations for you to get some inspiration from so do pop across and see them!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Friday 17 August 2012

Happy 40th to my big sister!

Well, it's not my sisters 40th until the end of this month but we are having a big surprise family get together today for her.
She is a big Twilight fan, like me! So I decided to make her a card based upon that theme as I know she would love it just like I would.
I apologise for my photos as I just can't seem to photograph easel cards well!
I have used a selection of papers from Echo park, Pink Paislee and DCWV Immortal love stack. I have printed off some yummy RPatz piccies (I know no colouring!) and have double matted and machine stitched it all.
My butterflies are from the fab Kays Kreative Korner, my flowers are WOC, the pin is from the lovely Tracey, my bottle is Tim Holtz filled with mini beads and my numbers are chipboard glittery things I have had for an age!
I am sure she will love it and I have scheduled this for after I have given it to her!
Thanks for coming by my blog again everyone!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Thursday 16 August 2012

Saturated canary photo inspiration

Hello friends, just to let you know there is a new challenge going on over at Saturated canary and this time we have a beautiful photo for your inspiration.
I am afraid that I have not had time to join in this time as I am not here this week but the rest of the team have made some stunning creations so do pop across and see what they have done!
We hope you will join us too!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Creative Inspirations Case it time! And Divas sketch

Morning all!
Sorry if I'm absent from commenting on your blogs much at the moment! I'm away this week so all my posts are scheduled, what few of them there are!
Over at Creative Inspirations this week we have another CASE it for you and our lovely DT Mona has given us a fab card to CASE. We are sponsored by J&C creations too! We also have a fab sketch at Divas by Design which is remarkably similar to the LO of the case card! We are sponsored over there by the fab Nitiwits digital papers.
I have used Teresa Collins papers for this card, such pretty sugaryness I just love them!
I have also used Jute and seam binding from WOC with a mass of pretty flowers from WOC and Mulberry crafts. My butterfly is from little snippets and my sentiment is LOTV.
My sweet image is the uber cute Party Hardy from Saturated Canary and I have coloured her with prisma pencils and have used an SU flourish stamp around the edge and have machine stitched on double matting.
This is one of the cards I have made for my sisters birthday (hopefully she isn't reading this!) she is a big cupcake maker so this image is just perfect for her! This isn't the card I am giving her, I have made it for someone else to give her, mine I will show later on this week!
Thanks for coming by again everyone, do check out the rest of the teams fab creations!
Big hugs
sparkle -

Sunday 12 August 2012

New blog on the block!

Hello Everyone!
There is something new out there in blogland which you just have to check out!
It's the new Pink Gem Designs Inspiration Blog...We have set up this blog to hopefully give you lots of ideas and inspiration of how to use the fabulous Pink Gem Designs stamps,Digi Images and papers...

You may already be a follower of our A Gem of a Challenge Blog. If not be sure to check it out at There's a new challenge every fortnight with prizes and we would love for you to be a follower and join in with us.....

To kick off our new inspiration blog we are offering some fabulous candy ......

 If you would like to win these gorgeous stamp sets..then all you need to do is become a follower of the blog,take the badge below add it to your sidebar with a link back here and keep your fingers crossed....

We will be checking to make sure your a follower,if not a new winner will be drawn..

If you don't have a blog that's fine just become a follower and then leave your name with Inlinkz skipping the URL bit...
The winner of the candy will be drawn by Random Org on Monday 20th August and announced on the blog on Tuesday 21st August.....
So why not join in with us!
Big hugs
sparkle -