Wednesday, 13 June 2012

and the moral of the story is...............

         Derr brain here had wondered why no one from Whiff of Joy had visited my Hippie hippie Birthday post, so getting that nagging feeling I went back firstly to check I had actually entered the challenge and not dreamt it; yep there I was number 8 so what else could it be ? Five minutes of backwards and forwards, check the links there....   Yep,  check the challenge is current....... yep   scratch your head allot , read the rules  da da da da da da daaa,   da da da da da da daaa,  must use a whiff of joy image,   whoops !!!!

So Sorry Girls   won't be making that mistake again

  Love that sketch soooo much just had to be done ; so quickly ordered a digi or two or three and then some stamps  and hey presto!


couldn't decide with or without the flash so here's with the flash

Image is a cute little gal called Nora coloured with Promarkers.DP's are Bo Bunny  lace and trims from my stash.

Still not 100 %  might have to make some tweaks but it's to late 2.45 am needing some sleep will link it all up tomorrow

Whiff of Joy                                Sketch

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Happy Father's Day

There seems to be loads of men's themed or Father's Day challenges at the moment so I thought I'd use another sketch which I thought would lend itself to a more masculine card. It's from Sweet Sketch Wednesday so I'll just about make it for the end of the challenge LOL

Here's my card

I've used some of the Bo Bunny paper left over from the card I posted this morning.One girly card and one manly card from the same paper!
The image is Mo's of course coloured with Promarkers,

I also have the two ribbons, four buttons and six eyelets needed for the Critters Challenge lol I nearly forgot how to use my cropodile haven't used eyelets for a while

Thanks for taking a look and if you'd like to leave a comment I love to read them hugs Dea xx

I'm entering the following Challenges

Sweet Sketch Wednesday                             Sketch
Penny's Paper Crafty                     Fathers Day
C.R.A.F.T Challenge              Male
DP2 Challenge             Anything goes
Card Mad Fairies               Father's Day
Card Makin Mamas                     Father's Day
The Secret Crafter                          Father's Day
Dream Valley                       Special Guy
One stop Craft                     Father's Day
Sentimental Sunday                       masculine
Critters Challenge            evens recipe
The Pink Elephant                       Masculine
Tammy's scrapin corner                    One for the boys
Can you dig it               Buttons

Monday, 11 June 2012

Hippie Hippie Horray

I have been desperate to do this fabby sketch since last week but been busy busy. My sons wedding is  looming I've loads to do so knew it had to be today!
 It's designed by Kathrin at the Whiff of Joy Challenge and it's definitely going in my favourite sketch folder

So here's what I made............... Drum roll      da da

  I pick up a real bargain at my local craft shop and these Bo Bunny glittered papers were in a box marked 3 for a euro . They were a bit distress too which is just how I like them ...... perfect.

   The  Saturated Canary image is coloured with Promarkers , paper pierced and distressed . The lace, ribbon, charms, and stick pins are from my stash, and finally I used a couple of little spellbinders dies to embellish

                                              Sure got snap happy with the camera lol

    Hope you love her as much as me .  Thanks for visiting   big hugs Dea  xxxx

                 I entering the following challenges

    Whiff of Joy                                                    Sketch
make it Monday                                                  Anything goes
saturated canary                                                  anything goes
crafters companion                                               time to embellish
Bunny Zoe's Crafts                                               girls girls girls!
Hooked on craft                                                  glitters or glistens
Bearly mine                                                          Dies ribbon lace (dies charms pearls)
Try it on Tuesday                                                  Anything goes
Tip top Tuesday                                                   glitter glisten

Friday, 8 June 2012

Summer lovin' had me a blast

Had this card made last week but didn't post it coz it just needed something............. Sometimes I find if I leave a card I'm not happy with for a few days then come back to it I look at it with fresh eyes and what it needs usually jumps right out at me. A few sea shells and some mega pearls later '' et voila! ''

The image is Mo's coloured with Promarkers and cut out with some dies. Papers are by Papermania distressed and pierced.

 Stamped sea horses and starfish are retired stampin up stamps I've had them ages and will never tire of them. Pearls ribbon and sea shells from my stash

Hope you like it I'm entering the following challenges:

Crafty catz                          Summertime
Allsorts                                           Seaside
My Mums card craft Shop               Pearls ,diecuts,ribbon
Just keep on  creating                anything goes
                                         Paper makeup stamps                    Bling , paper pierce, die cuts
                                          Digital Tuesday                                 Anything goes
                                        Delightful                                              summertime
                                     Wags n whiskers                                   paper piercing
                                     Totally gorjuss                                     sunshine
                                           Catch the bug                                 summertime
                                        Papercraft star                                 Here comes summer
                                   I brake for challenges                              summertime

Monday, 4 June 2012

The little cupcake thief!

I hope you've all had a great bank holiday, shame about the weather but it could have been worse.Thank you to those of you who take the time to leave such kind comments I read and truly appreciate them all  : D

 I just adore this naughty little fairy, running off with her big pile of cup cakes and who could blame her they look delish !!

 I love making cupcakes but the trouble is after I've finished licking the bowl , spoon and whisk I feel to sick to eat them;  mind you they still don't last two seconds in our house!

This is one of my one of my favourite mo digi's at the moment but they are all sooo cute how could you decide? I've used Promarkers and glitter on the image, spellbinders dies and Tim Holtz distress inks on the torn paper background.
Fabric flowers , lace,  bling and doilley from my stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges Thanks for looking hugs Dea xxxx

   Divas by design                 Anything goes
Milk Coffee                         Die cuts
The secret crafter                Anything goes
Sweet stampin                    Favourite image
Make it monday                 Anything goes

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Strawberry Girl

I haven't been able to post  for a week as I've had a bit of trouble with the pc . But it seems to be behaving tonight so I'll quickly load up a couple of cards I made last week for challenges that are over now lol. I'll see if they are suitable for any challenges  and edit  another time. Hope you are all having a great Jubilee weekend

Picture's a bit dark but managed to get the detail shots alot brighter.

I tried to keep this card simple but the flowers kept spreading hee hee. The really cute image is from Mo's Pencil sketches coloured with Promarkers. Papers are from Digi Scrap Delights her Etsy shop is here.I have hand made the floral roses from the matching paper and the lace flowers too. Other flowers are from my stash.


Thanks for visiting hugs Dea xx

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

crafts and me               add a ribbon
I love promarkers             digi

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

mistress mary

I've followed a sketch by Stampin for the weekend today for a change and I've not used a SC digi lol. There are a few garden themed challenges and I chose the lime green because, in the sunshine, at this time of year the grass and leaves are very bright and lush. I've been watching alot of the Chelsea Flower Show on TV  just love that wild loose style of gardening and have been telling hubby to leave the weeds which are all the  rage and Hugh F W  says we can eat the nettles at the weekend ! I don't think he's convinced because I can hear him revving the streamer up as I type.



The background paper is from Elusive Images and the polka dot , daisy dots  and beige doodle buttons are by Pink Petticoat . The cute image is by Mo called Mistress Mary coloured with Promarkers and cut with a spellbinders die. Label is by Bits of ivory from Cuddly Buddly. Ribbons from stash, jute from my dinning room chair lol.

I've hand drawn the backgound and distressed all the papers and image. The buttons are from a necklace I bought and have recycled.

I'm entering this in the following challenges
    Stampin for the weekend                         Sketch
Secret Crafter Saturday                               In the garden
Stamptacular sunday                       In the garden
Glittergeeks                                         polka dots
wags and whiskers            1 image, 2 ribbons, 3 papers
Shelly's Image blog                     anything goes
Paper Makeup Stamps          recycling
The Cute and Girly                          Spring is in the air
Thank you for visiting and all your kind comments hugs Dea xxxxx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Lots of love

When I first saw this image I thought black white and red, but one of the challenges this week is to use pink red white and cream so I thought it would be fun to have a go with those and see how it turned out.  I think the beauty of some of the challenges is that they sometimes encourage you to do things that you wouldn't normally do and sometimes you you are pleasantly surprised at how things turn out and sometimes you bin it!
  Well I'm must admit I'm pleased with my Queen of Hearts so I'm dedicating her to all of the lovely people who visit my blog and leave such beautiful comments. I truly appreciate each and every one of them,  thank you   :D

The Saturated Canary image has been printed onto white card and coloured with Promarkers.
 Card stock is cream, floral paper is Papermania, heart paper was in my scrap box and was embossed with a cuttlebug folder , the spellbinders die shape was the waste left over from another project, I made the cream roses the rest are from my stash. The pretty glass heart beads were a bargin from a clearance bin!


Thank you for looking, have a great week Dea xx

                                            I'm entering this card in the follwing challenges :

      Pollycraft Monday                       Pink cream red and white
      Crafty Catz                                  One for the girls
      Deep Ocean Blog                        What a wonderful Woman
     Whimsy Inspires                           Anything goes

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Hi I'm trying something a bit different on the Dream Valley Challenge this week. They are doing a CASE a DT member. CASE stands for copy and steal/share everything or copy and selectively edit. You just have to mention which DT you're casing. I have chosen to case Kathleen at Crafty Kat Designs although that was quite a tall order lol that's why she's a DT and I'm not! Anyway here's my card it's a Criss Cross card like as is Kat's.

 I've used another of Krista's  ( Saturated Canary ) wonderful digi stamps called Orchard . Isn't she adorable? I love her little apron full of apples.

I cut out a cloud shape from some old scrap and used it as a mask for the background . Coloured my image with Promarkers cut the image out with a lables nestie. The apples and leaves were cut out with a punch then coloured in . The background papers are downloads from the apple papers collection from the Etsy shop of Robin Renee Sampson. Lace, ribbon, charm and flowers from my stash.

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Well I hope you like it Hugs Dea xx
I'm also entering this cardin the following challenges
Love to Create                       Ribbon punch flower/ lace charm punch

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Fairy Happy 16th Birthday

I've been working on my husband's laptop lately. My computer is 7 years old and a bit knackered ( like me lol but I'm older than 7!) the USB plugs are playing up and the mouse doesn't work and you have to wiggle the plug for ages to get a connection for the printer to work. The problem is hubby's laptop is windows 7 and I hate the new word pad and as I've mentioned and it isn't an exaggeration I am pretty useless with technology . I love Windows 64 and on Word can whizz around do anything I like but I just can't get to grips with windows 7 at all. So this is why I printed my fairy image off so big and ended up having to make such a huge card.
 Half an hour later I managed to scale it down to a size I'm happier with. In the mean time I coloured the image in, because my mum always taught me practise makes perfect, and after I coloured it in I liked it, so I had to use it.

Well here it is

   I've used another adorable Saturated Canary digi I'm so totally addicted to these images. She's been coloured with my beloved Promarkers Look at those eyes you could drown in them and the cute lips remind me of my granddaughter Sophie.

I added a little design to her bodice I hope Krista doesn't mind and some white highlights with my souffle pen.

 As usual I've used pink petticoat papers ( I'm such a creature of habit)  and lots of different Spellbinders dies . The flowers are made from a paper from the Pink petticoat collection called Wild Blossoms I  printed off a sheet cut them out, curled them with scissors and added a gem from  my stash hey presto!

 A little lilac ribbon and a few other diamante . The sentiment reads Wishing you a Fairy Happy 16th Birthday. Hope you like it . Hugs Dea xxx

          I'm entering this card in the following Challenges :
      Passion for Promarkers         Special Birthday
     Crafts 4 Eternity                     Colour recipe
     Cardmakin mamas                  May Flowers
      crafty ribbons                        Flowers
     Fairytale-challenge blog         Things with wings
    Glitter geeks Blog                    Things with wings
     Sweet Stamping                      Flowers
     CES Challenge                        Anything goes
   Crafting for all seasons             Handmade flowers
  Daisy Doodles Creative            May flowers

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Hippie Birthday

Few finally found the cable to upload my photos. I'm not surprised I couldn't find it as I'm in the process of totally gutting my craft room what a mess! Now I've created  a complete bomb site in two rooms, my pour hubby ! Still I'm finding it quite exhilarating as I clean out and throw away 5 years worth of' ' that might be useful one day ' not to mention some dubious creations which I thought were wonderful at the time lol.

I've only recently discovered Saturated Canarys' Etsy Shop and was blown away by Kristas' amazing digi stamps needless to say I had to have a few ( well quite a few actually)  Well here's the first one called Hippie

As usual, especially as I'm cleaning out, the background papers are left over scraps . They are Pink Petticoat and old old old . I colour with Promarkers and I really like them. I am still working on my colouring and loving every minute of it.

 I've used little paper flowers from my stash coloured with promarkers to complement the garland in her hair and hand cut the peace emblem as a further decoration . I think she's the cutest thing ever.

              I"m entering this card in the following challenges
                                     Saturated Canary           May flowers
                                   Make it Monday               anything goes
                                     Papertake weekly           Cute cute cute
                                   Creative Craft                   anything goes
                            Stamping for the weekend       more than 4 layers
 Thanks for looking Dea xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Card Class Day today so I thought maybe a little project would make a change from card making, and I have to say the girls have been thrilled to bits with their little bit of storage. What do you think?

 I think my old Weetabix box looks really good in it's new clothes.  I'm using mine to store my Cuttlebug embossing folders as they fit perfectly and afterwards I'm making a couple to put my crafting Cd's in. They look far nicer on the shelf than old shoe boxes.

The insides are made from envelopes! It's so neat and really quick to make. We had great fun coming up with ideas to use them for. I think I might put tabs inside so I know where each folder is.

I have used linen papers from the Papermania Signature collection, my Spellbinder nesties and some perfect gingham ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking,
 Hugs Dea xx