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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Briar Rose


Hello fellow crafters,
Yet another week has flown by, and we have a new challenge for you at Penny's Paper Crafty. We have chosen a theme that we know you all love
'ANYTHING GOES'
So we would love to see what you have created, and don't forget, we are not just a card challenge. This week we have 3 fabulous sponsors, and they are

I was given a Sassy Studio Design digi image, Little Honey's Briar Rose, to play with.
The other name for Briar Rose is Aroura, or Sleeping Beauty, so I
decided to go with a princess and castle theme.
I coloured Briar Rose with Promarkers
This is what my card looks like when it is taken out of the envelope,
before the decorated front is 'propped up' to form an easel card. 
The opened card, showing the tag on which a message can be written,
and the 'pocket' which it slides into. The 'pocket' has been embossed
but the sun was so bright, the embossing hardly shows up.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-
An Oldie But A Goodie - 'Make It Girly' (C'bug Em.folder & SB Heart die-5 years old)
Crafting When We Can #42 - 'At The Movies' Sleeping Beauty (2nd entry)
C.R.A.F.T. #204 - 'Queen For A Day/Fantasy/Land of Make Believe'
LEJ Designs #50 - 'Mystical, Magical or Mysterious'

Image - Sassy Studio Designs digi image Little Honey's Briar Rose
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Crafter's Choice Princess
Dies - Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts, Labels Eight, and Decorative Labels Eight
Punch - EK Succes Scalloped Corner
Embossing - Cuttlebug Victoria
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Crown Brad, Stickles, and Ribbon - from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.

I really appreciate your visits, and until next time, "Happy Crafting",
Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Monday, 22 April 2013

Sue's Shoes

Good morning fellow crafters,
At the moment I am feeling like one of those mice on a wheel...I just can't seem to catch up. I used to hear retired people say that they don't know how they found the time to go to work, but now I totally understand. I am out so much, my pets (and even poor John), look at me some times when I come home, as if they are trying to work out who I am. There never seems to be enough hours in a day, or days in a week.

Having had my little moan, I have a card to show you. It is for my sister-in-law, Sue. She doesn't look at my blog, so it is safe to show it to you.
I have used a Sassy Studio Design digi image, 'Miranda Sassy'. The background paper is gift wrap, and  I knew it would be perfect for Sue's card, as she loves shoes. The greeting is a large peel-off sticker, and is clear and very sparkly, but try as I might, I just couldn't capture that in the photos. Likewise, with the Platinum Stickles on the scallops.
I used Promarkers to colour 'Miranda'.
The inside of my card is very plain.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafting When We Can #42 -  'At The Movies' (In Her Shoes)
Corrosive #172 - Life's Special Occassions' (2nd entry)
Speedy and Friends #156 - 'Punched Borders'
Papertake Weekly - One Paper Taker
Joanna Sheen - 'Recycle' (gift wrap)
Image - Sassy Studio Designs digi image 'Miranda Sassy'
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - gift wrap 
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Ovals
Punches - Martha Stewart Hearts Border, EK Success Scalloped Corner
Other - Ranger Stickles Platinum

Thank you for visiting, and until next time "Happy Crafting".

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Amelia

Hello fellow crafters,
Once again it is time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, where our theme this week is
'USE A SENTIMENT'
This is basically a very easy theme - you can create anything,
but don't forget to include a sentiment

This week we have 2 generous sponsors, and they are
and
   

This little cutie is Amelia 3 from Digi My World, and the sentiment is from 
a set by Crafty Sentiments Design.
Amelia and her little friends are coloured with Promarkers.
A close-up look at the sentiment.
As usual, I have decorated the inside of my card. I usually don't like 
very busy papers, but this one caught my eye last year, so I bought 
it and squirrelled it away. I thought it was perfect for this little
image, and I found it quite easy to choose all the elements to
complete the card.
Challenges I would like to enter are:-
Digi Darla #58 - 'How Does Your Garden Grow?'
(paper, flowers & most dies=1 to 8 yrs old)
Sweet Stamps #113 - 'Rainbow of Colour'
An Oldie But A Goodie - 'Make It Girly' 
365 Cards Day 106 - 'Welcome Spring' 
("Spring" on inside of card)
Marianne Design Divas - 'Going Girly'
Digital Tuesday #206 - 'Springtime'
Animal Friends #1 - 'Weather' 
(umbrella on front, cloud inside)
Ladybug Crafts - 'Spring'

Images - Digi My World Amelia 3, Crafty Sentiments Designs
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Imaginisce
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles, Classic Rectangles; Marianne Fence, Bird and Birdhouse;  Die-namics Grass; Couture Creations Baby Dove; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip
Other - Flowers, and brad from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.

Until next time, thank you for visiting, and "Happy Crafting"

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Monday, 15 April 2013

Sarah's Owl

Hello fellow crafters,
I hope the weather is being a little kinder to you all than it has been lately. Here in the Hunter Valley in Australia, we have had the most glorious autumn days. However, we are in need of some good soaking rain, even though it is not so long ago that we had major floods. 

The card I have for you today, is for a little girl, Sarah, who LOVES owls,
 'love hearts', and anything pink.
The cute image, coloured with Promarkers, is by Digi Darla.
A closer look at the flower and ribbon embellishment.
The inside of the card is decorated to co-ordinate with the front, with
plenty of room to write a special message to Sarah.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Great Impressions - 'Pastel Colours and/or Polka Dots'
Digi Darla #58 - 'How Does Your Garden Grow?'
Come and Get It - Birthday Cards For Kids'
Corrosive #172 - 'Life's Special Occasions'
Dream Valley #54 - 'Happy Birthday'
Joanna Sheen - 'Spring Into Spring'
Lacy Sunshine #6 - 'Spring Fever'
That Craft Place - 'For A Child'
One Stop Craft #224 - 'Pastels'

Image - Digi Darla Owl Wants Flower
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Unknown 
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip, Mini Dimensional Butterflies
Punch - Martha Stewart border
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio clear set Cute Sentiments
Other - Stickles, ribbon, flowers and brad - from my stash

Thank you for your visits, all your lovely comments, and until next time, "Happy Crafting".

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Friday, 12 April 2013

Christmas Candle

Hello fellow crafters, and I would like to welcome my newest follower, Pauline, who runs the Card Crafter's Circle Challenge blog.

My goodness, aren't the weeks disappearing fast. There has been so much happening here that I didn't even realise that my blog turned one a few days ago. Where did that year go???

In addition to 2 unrelated sad events involving 2 close friends, I have been 'fighting' a virus for about a week...I have a very sore throat, mild earache, and I have absolutely no energy.

As a result of all this I am sorry to be late in telling you about our new challege at Penny's Paper Crafty, where our theme this week is a lovely one, that some people do find challenging -
'WHITE ON WHITE'
You may colour your image, but the remainder of the card must be white.
Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are
and
I chose this lovely digital image, Christmas Candle, by Kathryne, of Stamp Art Designs. 
It is so pretty.
The background is embossed with a Fiskars plate, and I put Stickles on the centre 
of each snowflake. I bought the Fiskars plates many years ago, before I bought my 
Cuttlebug, but didn't use them once I had a collection of embossing folders. However, 
now that I mostly make square cards (146 x 146mm), I 'rediscovered' my plates. 
They fit in my C'bug, emboss beautifully, and are a perfect size for my square cards.
A closer look at Christmas Candle, coloured as usual with Promarkers.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
C.R.A.F.T. #202 - 'Christmas'
Cheery Lynn #75 - 'Anything Goes'
I Love Promarkers #163 - 'Embossing'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Monochromatic'
Forever Friends #59 - 'Die-cuts and Punches'
Moving Along With The Times - 'Inspired By A Song or Film'
'Candle In The Wind'

Image - Stamp Art Design digi stamp Christmas Candle
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Poinsettia; Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish, Holly Leaves Strip, Wreath Strip
Other - Stickles and brad from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.

"Happy Crafting", and thank you for visiting.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x



Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Little Red Dragon

Hello fellow crafters, and a big welcome to my newest follower, Manderly, who is one of my teamies at Penny's Paper Crafty.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, and didn't do what I did...eat way, way, too much chocolate. Each morning I would say to John that I never wanted to see any chocolate ever again...BUT, guess what I would be doing by mid afternoon...yes, you're correct!

Once again it is Wednesday, and we have a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. This time, our challenge theme is a very interesting one -
'RED, WHITE AND BLACK'
We have one sponsor this week, and it is the very generous

The digital image I chose to play with is one of my favourite Bugaboo characters, 'Clyde'. I have used him before. On that card, he was green, so I think he may be part-chameleon! I also used a great Bugaboo sentiment, that I think I will use often.
I coloured 'Clyde' and his friends with Promarkers, and I cut the layered mats with 
Fiskars deckle-edge scissors. Oh my, my hand was aching by the time I had finished
all the mats. I forget where I bought a packet of those dear little ladybugs several
ago...I thought they were perfect for this card.
A side-on view of my step card.
I have decorated the inside of the card fairly simply.

I would like to enter the following challenges :-
Twisted Tuesday #47 - 'Animals and Flowers'
Everybody Art #230 - 'Shaped Card'

Image - Bugaboo digital stamp 'Clyde Friend', and 'Sentiment'
Colouring - Promarkers
Die - Memory Box 'Fauntleroy Crest'
Cutting - Fiskars scissors 'Deckle'
Other - Ladybugs, flowers, gems, eyelets, all from my junk stash 

For a chance to win a great prize, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.

Until next time, "happy crafting", and thank you for visiting.
Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hello Baby

 Hello fellow crafters,
Recently a friend asked me to make a card for a friend of hers who had just had a little boy. She didn't want anything too 'fussy', so this is what I created.
Once again, I have used 'Warren'. I cut an aperture in some blue cardstock,
and attached this over the image. I can't remember how long I have had that
pearlised gingham paper - ages. The greeting is yet another peel-off sticker,
attached to a tiny piece of white cardstock, which I sponged with blue ink.

Challenges I would like to enter are :-
Crafting When We Can #41- 'Name That Tune' (Little Peter Rabbit)'
Simply Create Too #34 - 'Animals' (2nd entry)
Card Crafter's Circle #68 - 'Ooh Baby, Baby' (Winner)
Perfect Sentiment #72 - 'Brides/Babies'
That Craft Place - 'Animals' (2nd entry)

Image - Craftwork Cards 'Warren'
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - from my junk stash
Dies - Spellbinders 'Scalloped Circles'
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Ink - Versacube 'Baby Blue'
Stickles, and peel-off stickers from my junk stash

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Hugs,
Jennifer. x


Monday, 1 April 2013

Warren in His Spring Garden

Hello fellow crafters,
I hope you are all having a lovely, relaxing Easter break.

Tonight, I have a side step card for you, featuring my little friend, Warren, from Craftwork Cards.
I fell in love with this little guy, at the Craftwork Cards stand at a craft show
in Farnborough, England, when I was there in 2011. I bought several packs
of assorted images that can be coloured with almost any medium.
A close-up look at the beautiful flowers, and leafy die cut.
A side-on view. I coloured Warren with my Promarkers.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-
I Love Promarkers #161- 'Spring Is In The Air'
Daring Card Makers - 'Springing Into Spring'
A Gem of a Challenge #73 - 'Make It Cute'
C.R.A.F.T. #200 - 'Mother's Day/Female'
QKR Stampede #32- 'Animal Antics'
In The Pink #17 - 'Spring or Easter'
Simply Create Too #34- 'Animals'
Corrosive #171 - 'Spring Fling'
Brown Sugar #35 - 'Flowers'  (TOP 3)
That Craft Place - 'Animals'


Image - Cardwork Cards 'Warren'
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Kaisercraft 'Miss Nellie - Her Smile'
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Punch - Martha Stewart 'Butterfly Trio'
Dies - Cheery Lynn 'Olive Branch'; Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles, Classic and Scalloped Rectangles, fancy circles.
Flowers and pink cord, from my junk stash

Until next time, thank you for visiting.
Hugs,
Jennifer. x