Monday, May 30, 2011

Best Friends Forever

How cute are these two? I love this image, it always makes me smile. I finally got a daylight lamp and this is the first card that I have used it to take a pic of.....I think it makes a big difference,it deffinatly helped with making the card as almost all my crafting is done at night.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Friends
Magnolia Down Under - Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Dry Embossing
Dream Valley Challenge - Stamp Something
Anything Goes Challenge - Bingo (Lace,Embossing and Pearls)
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Lace
CES Challenge - Embossing
Crafts and Me Challenge - Gems and Pearls
Delicious Doodles - Lovely Lace
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
I ♥ ProMarkers - Pearls
Passion for ProMarkers - All the 2's ( 2 people,2 papers,2 colours,2 gems)
Truely Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Sparkle

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dragon Fairytales

I have made this card with one of the Sweet Pea stamps that I was very lucky to win recently. I think this image is so cute :)
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Ribbons and Bows
CES Challenge - Embossing
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Things with Wings
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Things with Wings
Inky Impressions - Shine On
The Crazy Challenge - 1,2,3 (1 image,2 papers and 3 buttons)
One Stitch At A Time - Bling It On

Checking FB

For my card  I have used a digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called "Checking FB" coloured with ProMarkers. The paper is from my new First Edition stack called Bird Song. Its hard to see but I have used my X-cut border punch along the top strip and added white lace covered in lots of Ice stickles and pearls. Then just some flowers,and gems from my stash and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Sketch
DP2 Challenge - Pearls and Flowers
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Bingo (Lace,Flowers,Punches)
Bunny Zoes Challenge - Lace
Crafts and Me - Gems and Pearls
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Special Occasion
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Craft World -3 or more Flowers
I ♥ ProMarkers - Pearls
One Stitch At A Time - Bling It On
Sundays With Chrissy - Flowers
Truely Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Lovely Lace
Totally Papercrafts - Pink and Girlie

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Karens Doodles Time to Relax card

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Karens Doodles Challenge - Make It Sparkle
Passion 4 ProMarkers - All the 2's (2 papers,2 colours,2 brads,2 gems,2 flowers,2 punches used: border punch and circle punch for sentiment)
Card Makin Mamas - Recipe (1 image,2 papers,3 embellishments) My 3 embellishments are brads,gems and flowers.
CES Challenge - Embellish It (use at least 3 embellishments) I used brads,gems and flowers.
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pale Pretty Pastels
Totally Gorjuss - Water,water
Truly Sctumptious - Anything Goes
Little Claires Designs Challenge - Sparkle

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Crafty Cardmakers DT - Challenge #46 - Embossing

This week at Crafty Cardmakers our challenge is being hosted by Tracy :) She would like to see EMBOSSING on your project. It can be heat embossing with your inks and embossing powders or dry embossing either by hand or using a machine so there is lots of scope for this challenge.

We have a lovely prize from Joanna Sheen for this challenge - a £10 voucher to spend in her online shop which is packed full of goodies! Why not hop on over and join us at Crafty Cardmakers.

For the embossing part of my card I have used a cuttlebug embossing folder on purple pearl card and also Cor'dinations Whitewash (which I have had for AGES and never really felt the need to use lol) card and then sanded it to reveal the purple underneath. My image is a stamp from LOTV coloured with ProMarkers.The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.The backing paper covering the card base is actually music notes from "the wedding march" but it's totally wasted because you can't see it lol

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Pear Tree Designs - Stamped Image
Kaboodle Doodle - Tictactoe (chose 3 items/techniques in a row, I chose embossing,die-cuts and flowers)
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Pinks and Lilacs
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Dig out the old to use with the new (I have used my old whitewash card and backing paper with my new LOTV stamp)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - May Flowers

Saturday, May 14, 2011

LOTV Baby Girl Card

A real quick post from me so I don't miss the Eurovision Song Contest, seems like there are some good songs this year,Im dead excited! (a bit sad really but ah well not much else going on for my saturdat night lol)

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times - 2 or more things beginning with B (i have baby,bow,brads,butterfly)
Inky Impressions - Sketch
LOTV Challenge - Ribbon and Bows
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Look What The Stork Brought
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge - Punches
Delightful Challenges - Flowers
Stampavie and More Challenge - Ribbons
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Glitzy and Bling
Creative Card Crew - May Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Fancy A Punch
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Flower Frenzy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Popcorn Father's Day Card

This is the Father's Day card that I made for my daughter to give her Daddy. Its another huge card by my standards , it's 8x8. I have used a Popcorn the bear stamp (that I have had for ages but never used as its so big!!) coloured with ProMarkers.The backing papers are from 2 seperate Forever Friends packs. Then added jute,sentiment and bow with little watering can charm from my stash.

Can anyone tell me please how they attach jute? I found this nearly impossible lol I used my xyron in the end but most of the sticky stayed on the backing sheet rather than on the jute :(

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Someone Special
Pollycraft Challenge - Boys to Men
Saturday Challenge - Dust Off Your Stash( the popcorn bear stamp,forever friends gardening paper and charm I have had for ages but never had the opportunity to use)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

House Mouse card

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Kaboodle Doodle - Lots of Layers
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
House Mouse and Friends Challenge - May Flowers
CES Challenge - Fave Colour Combo (mine is Pink and purple)
Incy Wincy Designs - Mothers Day or Girlie
Lets Ink It Up - Embellish It
Top Tip Tuesday - Flower Frenzy
Everybody Art Challenge - Flowers

LOTV Bunny Card

For my card I have used a stamp from LOTV of course which is so cute :) I have coloured it with my usual ProMarkers and lots of (not so visiable) stickles. The papers are from the Prima Jack and Jill collection.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
LOTV Challenge - Animal Antics
Delightful Challenges - Mothers Day or Someone Special
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Friendship

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tatty Teddy angel policy - UPDATED!!!!

Once again this is taken from Paula Holifield's Blog.....

Tatty Teddy angel policy - UPDATED!!!!
Hiya Everyone,
It seems that Carte Blanche have backed down and agreed that the finished cards can now be sold the under the same angel policy as other Docrafts products. Sales cannot be done through auction sites but this is the same as some other companies angel policy. Thought they'd see sense when the tills stopped ringing!!!
Official Docrafts reply:-

Hi All,
I have now updated the Angel Policy online ( as Carte Blanche have kindly agreed to work within our basic licensor angel policy with the addition that no items are to be sold on auction sites.
If you require any further clarification please let me know!
Thanks for your support

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Paul Typing

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
DP2 Challenge - Monochromatic
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Going Dotty
The Sweet Stop - Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday
Stamp Something - Use a Digi Stamp
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Cards for Men
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Totally Papercrafts - Recipe (1 image,2 papers and 3 embellishments) my 3 embellishments are gems,buttons and a die cut star.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Me To You Stamps - Please Read - Angel Policy

I have copied the following post from Paula Holifields blog (she stated it is ok to pass it on) as I thought that you might find it helpful. Shame its too late as I have already bought some of the stamps :(

Me to you stamps - PLEASE READ - Angel Policy

Hiya Everyone,

It has been brought to my attention that there is NO angel policy whatsoever on the new me to you stamp range so you are not allowed to sell ANYTHING you make with them at all. It was not made public before they went on sale as most buyers thought that they would be the same as the other docrafts products but when it was queried it says angel policy details to follow. My crafty friend had her handmade card removed from ebay after it apparently breached Carte Blanche's copyright.

When she contacted them to say she used an authentic stamp etc this is the reply she had back:-

Thank you for your email with regard to your ebay listing. You are correct when you say that the Me to You stamps you purchased are a genuine Carte Blanche product. However purchasing our Me to You stamps does entitle you to create your own cards for your own personal use but it does not entitle you to produce items to then sell for your own commercial gain. We would therefore request that you cease this activity and we recommend that you review the guidance on both eBay and the patents office website.

I for one will not be buying any of their products as there is no point if you cannot sell on an small scale even to friends and family. Shame on Docrafts for not getting the angel policy sorted in place before these products went on general sale as I know loads of people have wasted their money. If I was them I would try and get a refund as the products are not fit for the purpose intended!!!

Rant over - sorry!!! Lol.

UPDATED - Official reply by Docrafts so far:-

Hi All,

Sorry for the delay in replying on this topic! A few of you have contacted me and discovered that I have been away on business (I got back late last night!)

Carte Blanche are incredibly lucky to have a brand that is widely recognised. They do a great deal to protect that brand from copyright breaching, and ebay support them in policing this.

Prior to our launch on May 1st, there was no legitate product that had been licensed for card making in the way of stamps etc. As you can imagine, ebay still hosted card sales of images that had been scanned and recreated to be profited from - which then were policed and removed.

We are working with the Carte Blanche team to publish a comprehensive Angel Policy which covers all the topics you are looking for clarification on. For the time being I would recommend that you do not use ebay for selling your cards, as they will be removed from sale. Please note there is no limitation on creating and sending cards to family and friends or creating scrapbook pages with these beautiful products in the mean time.

I will be in touch shortly!

Becks x

Please pass this info on to others who might find it useful!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tilda Make A Wish Card

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp - Paper Piecing
The ABC Challenge - T for Two Images
Passion 4 Promarkers - Fit For A Princess
ATS Magnolia Challenge - Marvelously Magnolia
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Flourish and Faux
Lets Ink It Up - Embellish It
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Free For All

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

For my Brother's birthday

This is a birthday card that I had to make really quick to get it in the post on-time to hopefully arrive tomorrow for my brothers birthday lol I know that is wishful thinking, hopefully it will only be 1 day late :)
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Circles
Pear Tree Designs - Free For All
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
The Crazy Challenge - Cards For Men
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (option of something round)
Kaboodle Doodle - Embellishments beginning with "b" (i used buttons,brads and bling)
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
The Pixie Cottage - One For The Boys (and/or sketch)
I ♥ ProMarkers - Song Title (Christina Aguilere - Car Wash)
Card Making Mamas - For A Loved One

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CCM DT Card challenge #45 Steampunk (or machines)

Ei has chosen the theme for this fortnights challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and she would like to see Steampunk or Machines!  Before you all run away screaming have a think about this one and perhaps step outside the box ;)  There are lots of free resources available to print out and have a go and just to help you along if you're unsure what Steampunk is simply think Steam = Old/Victorian and Punk = New/Modern or you can opt for the Machines instead.


Ok so this is my first attempt at Steampunk and I really enjoyed it :) It's totally not my normal style which is cutesy so it was quite challenging. The girl is a digi stamp called "Steampunk Lady Audrey" from an Etsy shop called The Octopode Factory. The paper and tag are from a digi scrapbooking kit (can't remember where its from sorry) I have watercoloured the image. Now the cogs.....they took a long time to make lol I used peel off sticker cogs and traced them onto some shrink plastic,cut them out,shrunk them down, then I put some clear embossing ink on them and then heat embossed them with either bronze or silver embossing.I punched the butterfly and also embossed it with bronze powder and added glitter for its body and trail.Finally added some screw brads, ribbon and heart and key charms all from my stash.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - Emboss It
Simply Create - Rock The Metal
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Embossing

Monday, May 2, 2011

Here comes trouble................

For my card I have used a Mo Manning digi stamp, isn't she adorable? No doubt she will be cooking up a mess in the kitchen lol She reminds me of the time my daughter snook down into the kitchen early one morning....and found my box of Aero Hot Chocolate Drinks (brand new,just bought that day for a treat lol)
Well i heard noises in the kitchen and went downstairs and found Mia (my daughter) head to toe in brown liquid hahaha and a big pot on the floor and brown liquid alllllllllll over the floor. She had filled the pot with water from the bathroom sink, then poured in 8 sachets of hot chocolate (well got some in ,lots on the floor) and mixed it all up with a wooden spoon.It's hilarious now but at the time....grrrrr... i was so angry lol was cleaning for ages and had no hot chocolate for my treat :(
The strawberry paper is part of a freebie paper pack that came with this months Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
CES Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Card Makin Mamas - For a loved one
By The Cute and Girly - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps - 2 Papers,3 flowers and 3 half pearls
Creative Card Crew - Childs Play
Pollycraft Monday - Fun and Games
The ABC Challenge - T for Trouble

Sunday, May 1, 2011

LOTV Wedding card

I have used my new LOTV stamp here and as usual coloured it with my ProMarkers. I have used my Tim Holtz swirls embossing folder.Lots of pearl paper,a little glitter paper,ribbon,charm and pearls all from my stash.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
LOTV Challenge - Love Is In The Air
The Pixie Cottage - Royal Wedding
Totally Gorjuss - 1,2,3 (I have used 1 charm,2 colours and 3 pearls)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - A Royal Knees Up
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Follow an old sketch or sketch from another blog (my sketch is from Papertake Weekly)
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
I ♥ ProMarkers - No Designer Paper
Kaboodle Doodle Challenge - Here Comes The Bride
Sugar Creek Hollow - Embossing