Sunday, 31 January 2010

Just for you

Have been playing with my new stamp i recieved from Crafters Companion......its sooo cute, i like these designs as they are larger,although on the sheet you get a smaller design as well as sentiments so they are great value at £5.99. Papers are Papermania Pink Parfait.........that sounds so like a chocolate yum its Sunday so i'm on a diet,l always diet on a Sunday ready for work on a Monday...rofl now for the challenges:

Sketch and Stamp.........followed the sketch,
One stop Craft......make it personel
Alphabet challenge ..............N is for new, The stamp is new from Crafters companion featuring Popcorn Bear from the new Romance collection
Secret Crafter................Hearts
Ink on my Fingers........theme this week is hearts.Have gone for cutie hearts instead of messy hearts hope Hels forgives me lol
Creative card Crew...................Punch it I'm assuming they mean the paper and not the hubby lol
Cute bears challenge......theme is congratulations
Pink a colour theme all about pink

Take care hugs from Daniele x

Another Sunday

I think I've finally thawed out from yesterday in the shop, only to get up this morning to a thin layer of the white stuff, it was so cold yesterday in the shop that I had to eat more chocs than ususal to keep my sugar levels up to keep Had a visit from a lovely friend in the afternoon who used to be a mananger but has since moved and is now opening up her own interiors shop in Holt........little bit envious as i always wanted an interiors design shop but soon realised that i'd take most of the things home.......wouldn't be to good as it would then become a second hand shop........i'm spending today having a me day as i want to catch up with some of this weeks challenges and being as my friend Rachel has taken most of my cards to sell in her shop i've got a perfect excuse to make some

take care hugs from Daniele x

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Fairy .................My Time To Craft DT Card

Dashed upstairs to my new work room to make a card for a couple of challenges, stamp is from Lili of the Valley, papers are Basic Grey, ribbon is from Papermania.

Challenges are :
Cute card Thursday.......Blooming gorgeous, flowers.
Pixie Cottage.....mainly pink or red.
Spoon full of Sugar......anything goes.
Pink elephant......Polka dots, a bow and the colour pink.
Mojo Monday.......sketch.
Quixotic.......Flutterby, mine is a glitter one on top of the bow

                                                     Hugs from Daniele x

Nearly finished

Before picture of my messy small space
Today i finally got my workroom straight so that I can get in there again and start crafting as i haven't mananged to do anything since Sunday.......Got my storage cubes from Ikea and also purchased a clear plastic desk top cover which will be great for distressing as it will wipe clean and only £3.99 and it was so big i cut it in half. I can also finally get my sewing machine up instead of dashing back downstairs to do the stitching.

After picture.........all that space i wonder how long it'll be before i fill it?

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Pink Gem

Janet of Pink Gem has finally been persuaded to start her her own challenge blog using Pink Gem designs the first challenge is 8th Feb and it will be monthly at first to see how it goes, so all you Pink Gem fans can also now enter the Pink Gem challenge......yay...... the blog is called A gem of a challenge

Sunday, 24 January 2010


This is a card I made a couple of weeks ago for a DT call for Crafty Companions but i didn't enter it into any challenges so thought I'd enter it into the following:

Crazy 4 card
Just cute for the girls
Papertake......mostly pink
crafty angels........keep it simple
Crazy 4 card
Just cute for the girls
Pile it on.....Warm wishes
Die Cut Dreams...........Bears
Stamp with fun........Baby

Elegant Rose

My Time To Craft Dt Card for this Tuesdays challenge which is............Elegant Rose.
got up this morning and got completly messy with inks and glimmer mist........I spray this mist everywhere and I swear that my grandson goes home some days glimmered and glittered lol. Thought I'd follow the instructions for the rose from Hels.....she was featured in this months 'stamper' magazine. I did glimmer mist my rose as well as add stickles. Products used are from Crafty Individual(image of lady), paperartsy (stamp of Eiffel Tower), Stitchels (stamp for the rose). Distress inks tattered rose, shabby shutters, lace and charms from stash.
Challenges entered:
Allsorts........hearts and flowers, there is a metal wire heart that I have painted as well as the rose
Gingersnap.......metallic effect or real embossing powder sprinkled on the tower, embossed the edge of the image, metal rose charm and heart.
Stampavie this week have the theme of...............Love card/Valentine card
Creative Inspiration.........theme of feminine

Hugs for now Daniele x

busy day

I've finally made up my mind to turn the little bedroom into a workroom well one side of it anyway as a certain little person i.e my grandson has to have his cot in there as well,but I have struggled with lack of space now for a while using just my desk.........its my own fault I've brought too much stash and its kinda overflowing everywhere, so we are off to Ikea this morning to get drawers and a larger work surface I'll post pics later when its complete but in the meantime I've still got to fight my way in there and produce a DT card for Tuesday. I don't know where the week goes the time seems to fly by oh well have a good weekend or whats left of it.

Hugs from Daniele x

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Wings of Hope

I am doing my usual blog hopping, when I visited Bev's blog, she has done the most beautiful card featuring a Whimsy digi download for £2.50. Its one of their fairground horses but this one has been created  to raise money for the Haiti disaster fund via the American Red Cross, the horse is called Wings of Hope....such a beautiful image for such a worthy cause

Friday, 22 January 2010

Fairy on Tiptoes

Another fairy design today stamp from Lili of the releases available Monday guess who'll be ordering  the new ones as they are sooo sweet. Painted again with Sakura pens.
Challenges are:
Cooking it up with Katie....use a product not used before....papers, non human image...fairy, and texture...ribbon, glitter border and dots.
Cute card Thursday........Fairy Fantastic.
Lili of the Valley......sketch.
Charisma ........use 3 fruity colours well colours are mainly lemon, orange and lime

Don't forget you have over another week to enter this weeks challenge at Its a Crafters Companion........challenge is yellow and orange and you can use any stamped image ......and there is a prize for this challenge too.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Pink baby card

It seem ages since I posted a card I'm really struggling to get the photo of the finished card done as Its poor light when I go to work and dark when I get back....roll on Spring. Oh well here is todays offering. I've used 2 stamps on this one the baby word image is one I've had for ages but hardly used its from Crafty Individuals and the baby in the pram is a Pink gem stamp I have entered this acrd in the following cahllenges:

Simon Says....Punch it
Quixotic........have the title of Ink up an old stamp a colour theme of mostly Pink
Creative card crew....Punch it
Spoon full of Sugar.....Layering

Mojo Monday.......sketch

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

My Time To Craft

Today is the start of another challenge at My time to Craft, this week the theme is called Damask Delights so you can interpret this any way you like. For my DT card I went for a more traditional interpretation and used just damask designs for the card, using a cuttlebug folder for the main image which I then embossed and a damask stamp for the backgroung image again I embossed this. Have fun interpreting it and I look forward to seeing all your fantastic entries.

hugs from Daniele

Monday, 18 January 2010

New Design Team

 Yay.....I must say I'm over the moon....... I've been picked as this weeks winner at Crafty Companions challenge blog not only have I won a new design from Popcorn from the new Romance range but I am also now on their design team, I love that cute lilttle bear and duck. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead, they have relaxed their rules so that you can join in the challenges with any stamped image now, but they would love it if you could use one of the many fab products available by Crafters Companion 

 This weeks challenge is........a colour challenge... use the colours Orange and yellow.

I am looking forward to visiting all of your wonderful entries

Hugs from Daniele x

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Blue and Green

first time I've inked this one up but fancied a changed, stamp is from Lili of the Valley painted in Sakura pens papers are hopscotch by K&Ko, I followed the sketch from Moving along with the Times, altered it slightly as I put buttons in the corners of the image.......needed to tidy the corners up a little after punching the border for the frame, the colour challenge at Our Creative Corner is Blue and Green. Fancy edges or corners is the theme at One Stop Craft.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Wet and cold

Saturday morning and off to work but it throwing it down with rain so it'll be another quiet day oh well tomorrow I'm off so can spend the day playing with my new stash but before that I'm going to the papercraft show at Hinckley just in case I need anything else lol.......might have to have a stamp sale soon as there seems to be lots of nice goodies on the horizon. Keep dry,

I was just going through todays challenges when I discovered that my damask card has been picked for the top 5 at Allsorts.......yay thats made my day thanks girls. Will be displaying my blinkie later as I have to get my son to do all things techie.....
Hugs x

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Pink and Green

I think I'm having a pink and green day loving these new papers from Papermania. Image is from Lili of the valley who have the challenge of a Thankyou card the image was coloured with sakura pens, flowers are from Tabby crafts I've entered this card into the following challenges; Truly Scrumptious with an additional option of using the colours pink, green and black.....sorry no black but definately lots of pink and green.Anything new is the challenge at Charisma this week......... well the papers are Pink Parfait new from Papermania. The challenge at Creative Inspirations is also use something new. At Cupcake they have the challenge to produce a girly card.

Crafters Companion Challenge

sketch that I drew and followed for this card

The challenge at Crafters Companion this week is to design a sketch and then make up the card. The image is Popcorn the bear and I have coloured it in using Sakura pens, the papers are Pink Parfait from Papermania......just loving the girlie pinks of these papers. I have used a hidden tag for the sentiment and I topped this off with a flower.

Hugs from Daniele x

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Damask Card

I needed to come up with a DT card that had the theme Damask so I went through all my papers and then again but although I had quite a few it just wasn't happening for me, so I thought... have a play with misting sprays and make your own, most of this card developed from one experiment into another, the packing paper is vellum but the centre design and the strips are made from scratch. The centre circle is made from spritzing paper with gold and green and then I embossed the paper with the damask cuttlebug design and after that I embossed the raised part of the design in gold. The strips of background paper was made using the damask stamp from Papermania Chatsworth collection, stamped and embossed in Verdigris embossing powder which gives a lovely antique look. I then cut the piece of paper into 4 strips cut at different angles.

This card has been entered into the following challenges:                                                         
If the shoe have to use chipboard....the heart has been inked with Fired Brick and stamped with a music image and embossed in Black Soot The sketch that I have followed is from  Allsorts                                                                         
Cooking it up with Katie....the theme is not your usual Valentine image, try a technique not done before....this was embossing onto of the dry embossed centre paper and finally follow a colour theme from another challenge...Paper Cutz is red green black and white I'm hoping that the splash of gold will be forgiven.Creative Inspirations have the theme of Anniversary card and I think this card fits that criteria. This months theme at Lily Boo is to make a valentine card Over at Gingersnap Creations they have the challenge to use embossing powders and being as the papers are hand stamped and embossed this definately fits the criteria Love is the theme at Polka Doodle

Hugs Daniele x

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Winter Birthday Card

Todays card is a winter birthday card which I have to admit I struggled with a bit as I had to come up with a DT card as well as, my mojo I think has had a day off. The stamped image is a Penny Black, the snowflake on the background of the image is from Crafty Individuals which I stamped in Broken china and embossed using holographic powder , the papers are from Basic Grey....Eskimo Kisses and the background plaid is from Paper Cellar, flowers are from the new capsule collection from Papermania. I recycled a christmas card using the glitter snowflake on the flowers and the glitter strips which are on the ribbon.

I have entered this card in the following challenges: Crazy4Challenges  which has the theme of a Birthday card, Basic Grey have a lovely image as inspiration to follow, Lots to Do have the title winter wonderland, I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday, Polka Doodles have the challenge of using a song title....Cool for Cats by Squeeze, over at Crafty Angels you have to recycle a piece as do Rainbow lady Pink Elephant have the theme of a winter birthday card using two papers and three buttons...I kinda improvised here and used brads instead........ Hoping I'll be let off with my faux pas Polly Craft also have a challenge of doing a winter birthday card.Incy Wincy want you to add bling...I,ve got glitter and diamante brads. Pink Elephant has a birthday challenge, Stamp with fun challenge ths week is Snowflakes and Crafty Angels have the theme of texture, I've snowflakes to the flowers and sparkle to the ribbon.Another challenge that has snowflakes as the theme this week is Everybody Art

Hugs from Daniele x

Friday, 8 January 2010

Hot Chocolate

Gosh its been cold today at work, we have to have a door open so you can image its been a bit cool to say the least so this mornng I got a hot chocolate to take into work with me, so it seems appropriate for todays posting as quite a few challenges this week are hot chocolate related, I have used a sugar nellie stamp for this one and the papers are papermania the pink one being from the new forever friends collection I've entered this card into the following challenges:
Moving along with the times.e as well as following the sketch the theme is also love
cute card Thursday can include new stash...papersCharisma Cardz have a colour theme using brown,Pink cream and toffee.

Fab n' Funky........anything goes.
Quixotic have the theme of hot chocolate either as an image or colour scheme.
Simon chocolate again either the image or the colour scheme
ABC challenge......L is for Layering
Everybody art have the theme of favourite colour combo.....any thing with pink.
Spoon full of Sugar have the theme of hearts on your card...pockets and pearls in the corners
Think thats about it quite  a few challenges again ......... thank you for taking the time to look as well as your comments
Hugs from Daniele x

Santa Baby

Here is a piccie of my sweet grandson standing next to our father christmas model which moves when you plug him in, my grandon loved him probably because he is the same height but when he came round he would go up to santa and stroke his face and give him a kiss.....ahhhh. Next year I'll take another pic. and then we'll see how much Ethan has grown.
Hope you are all keeping warm in this cold weather its a few years since its been this cold Brrrrr..

Hugs from Daniele x

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Cuddly Buddly

Thought I'd go for warm bright colours for this challenge the sketch that I have followed is from the challenge at Cuddly Buddly this month and I have also entered this into Crafty Calendar as the theme is use warm colours

My Time To Craft

Morning everyone today sees a new challenge at My Time To Craft the theme is Blue and Brown so dust off your stash and join in the fun

Papertake have the theme of new
Creative card crew challenge this week is distressing

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Valentine card for StampARTic

Had a little play again this afternoon using glimmer mists, sprayed the flower as well as stamping over the flower with a stamp from My Minds Eye in purple I used the free stamp in this months magazine and mounted the flower on a circular doiley which again had been spritzed in glimmer mist then kept the rest of the card simple, sentiment from Whiff Of Joy

working progress finished

Detail of the metal on the sides of the frames.

I think I've finally finished my project that I started on boxing day, I picked up a ten second mould from the sale at LB Crafts yesterday and mananged to produce an arch shape to put on the top of the frames then I restuck the lace on top of them I am going to enter this into the challenge at Ink on my Fingers as they have the theme of ....Faces, and being as there is a ladys face in the little frame I think that this qualifes.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Favourite card of 2009

I love this image and colourway so this has to be my favourite card for last year. At Quixotic this week they have some great candy on offer as well as picking your favourite card to enter the challenge.

My Time To Craft

The challenge at My Time To Craft this week is to make something with the colours blue and brown, it can be anything......a card or a layout so dust off your stash and join in the fun ...........................
Happy New year to every one
Hugs from Danielexx

Quite a few challenges out there this week with the theme 'new'........can be anything and it doesn't get any newer than a baby so hence my brown and blue baby card as well as some other fab themes,
Challenges are as follows:
Stampin B......oldest stamp and newest tool
Stamp somethings.
Stampin for the beginings,
Cute Card Thursday....sketch,
Rainbow Lady....New
Pixie Cottage.....include a button,
Creatalicious....something new,something torn and something blue,
Pile it on ......Challenge 30 has the theme clear....dewdrops
Our Creative Corner......Clean and simple... well it is for me no flowers or glitter anywhere
Secret Crafter.......New Beginings
One stop craft craft......have the theme of something begining with,brown,balloon,bear
Cupcake ......have the theme of a baby card
Cute and Girly.....have the the theme of new beginings


Just back from booking classes at LB Crafts, luckily Linda didn't make us wait till 10.00am to let us in as it was quite cold so we got extra shopping time before we could book the classes. I had made my mind up which class I was going to book and then when I got there to see the finished items I changed my mind completly and picked 2 classes that I originally wasn't going to time I'll wait to make my mind up