Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkins for Halloween

Well Jiggy has one ..........
Camera didn't seem to want to play nicely but I hope you can still see the 2 fab images on the card.  'Jiggy's Pumpkin' and 'Dusted Autumn Border' both of which you can find over at DragonLair designs.  I just love Janette's dragons and this little cutey has found a lovely leaf to sit on with his glowing pumpkin lantern. I printed the border on a computer generated background and decoupaged the leaf then Jiggy on top, coloured with ProMarkers, with some bling added to his wings.
Remember there is still another week to join in the challenge over at the challenge blog.

Have a good weekend and Happy Crafting

Friday, October 14, 2011


My card this week for the Stamping with the Dragon challenge
The THEME this week is BUTTONS AND BOWS abd this cute image can be found here
and the Sponsor is 'STAMP FAIRY' is a young company owned and illustrated by Gerda Burghardt. She creates cute and whimsy images for young and old, inspired by life, love and 4 cute cats. The StampFairy-Store launched in November 2010 and is steadily growing. Gerda and her wonderful DesignTeam are running and sponsoring challenges for crafters. Every friday Stampfairy will be offering at least 1 free Digi for download, so be sure to stop by. You will definitely want to check out that cute shop, you will be sure to find something for your crafting needs.
 This weeks prize is 
 All you have to do is make a card or any other project just as long as you include buttons and bows and then pop over and leave your link on the challenge blog

Have a good weekend and Happy Crafting

Friday, October 07, 2011

Stamping Dragon Designs does it again.....

with some fantastic digi stamps just in time for Halloween, and you can't have halloween without pumpkins (and a cute owl)

Yoo Hoo is such a wee cutey and is getting in the mood for Halloween.   I made an easel card ths week with some freebie papers I had in my stash and the image, which I decoupaged, is coloured with my trusty ProMarkers.  The die cut behind the image is a spellbinders and the base card is HunkyDory.  If you love this image as much as I do, you can see more of Janette's fabulous designs in the shop here.
And don't forget there is still time to join in the Stamping with the Dragon Challenge which finishes next Friday.

I am off to finish packing as I am heading off for a long weekend break with my Daughter-in -Law and Grandsons, so have a good weekend and happy crafting.


Friday, September 30, 2011

New Challenge at Stamping with the Dragon

This weeks sponsor is
MELJEN'S DESIGN  and if you pop over you will find some fantastic digi stamps
This weeks theme is 'FALL COLOURS'  and the prize is

I have used a gorgeous design called 'Acorn Mouse'
 I coloured the image with promarkers and decoupaged the acorns at the front with a few added to the corner.  The leaves were cut from some Hunkydory backing paper and the border is cut with an x-cut punch.
 Please join in and let us see your creations we are all waiting to see them over at   Stamping with the Dragon Challenge blog   
and while you are there check out the other DT members creations

Have a good weekend and ....Happy Crafting


Friday, September 23, 2011

Baby's 1st Christmas

Just like my gorgeous Grandson, lots of babies will be celebrating their 1st Chistmas this year, so what better excuse for a card.  So I thought I would make one for a girl and a boy.  Over at Stamping Dragon Designs there a loads of digi stamps you could use for this.

I picked a cute little stamp called 'Yoo Hoo's presents

Remember there is still time to join in the challenge at Stamping with the Dragon, until the 29th in fact so pop over and let us see your creation.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting xx

Friday, September 16, 2011

3D Decoupage challenge at Stamping with the Dragon

This week we challenge you to create with 3D Decoupage.  Over at Stamping Dragon Designs, Janette has been working hard to bring us our favourite Digi Designs in 3D decoupage and you can see them all over at the shop.
 This week Stamping Dragon Designs are sponsoring the challenge with 4 images up for grabs for the winner and they get to choose the ones they want.  I have used 'Purfect Love', such a cute image and you can find it here
So send your creations to the challenge blog and you have 14 days to join in.

Good luck, have a good weekend and Happy Crafting


Friday, September 09, 2011

Christmas will be here before we know it......

So I thought I should make a start on my Christmas cards.  I have started with a lovely design from
Stamping Dragon Designs  called 'Rupert's Xmas Window'and you can find this image here

Have a good weekend and Happy Crafting xx

Friday, September 02, 2011

Join in with this week's challenge.................................................

at Stamping with the Dragon.
This week's sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the prize is 7 images from their store.......what a fab prize.
The theme is OCCUPATIONS.

The stamp I picked to show you is 'Teacher'

The Blackboard and stand I cut freehand and the letters and numbers were peel offs coloured with pens.  The image was coloured with my new 'fleximarkers' and they are an absolute joy to use, I love them to bits.          So all you need to do now is to upload your creation to the Stamping with the Dragon challenge blog and you have 2 whole weeks to join in.

Have  a good weekend and Happy Crafting

Friday, August 26, 2011

Playing with paper.......

In case you didn't know, Stamping Dragon Designs, don't just have fab digi stamps but there are also papers galore.  The designs are great and the colour palette is huge.
I used some gorgeous papers called 'Strawberry Shortcake' to make some cute little gift boxes.
Aren't the papers lush, pop over to the shop and have a look for yourselves.  The embellishments came from my stash and the box templates also.
You still have another week to join in the challenge over at Stamping with the Dragon and your card would be going to a fabulous cause 'Send a smile 4 Kids'

Friday, August 19, 2011

Send a Smile 4 Kids

This is the challenge this week at Stamping with the Dragon, so not only do you get the chance to win 4 images of your choice but you get the chance to help a very worthy cause.


Guidelines for Donated Cards
We ask that you read and follow these simple guidelines before making and sharing your cards.

-All cards must be handmade - no computer card-making programs please, such as Hallmark, etc. and no store bought cards.
-All cards should be made specifically for children ages 0-19.
-Please use loose glitter sparingly (make sure to shake off excess), stickles or glimmer mists are a great alternatives to regular shake-on glitter
-Small embellishments such as brads, buttons, googly eyes should not be used on cards intended for very young children (choking hazard).
-Please leave cards completely blank on the inside so the nurses and staff can write messages to the patient and their family. If there is something on the inside of your card, we can cover it with a blank inside piece or you can.
-Keep the cards upbeat (no "sorry you're sick", "get well soon", etc.), these cards are intended to take the focus off of the hospital and just be a cheery holiday, birthday or any day greeting.
-If you are able to, please include envelopes, especially if your cards are not the standard A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). If you cannot provide envelopes, you can still send cards and we will provide envelopes where needed.
-The hospitals ask that we not include religious symbols or themes in the cards. Many families have many different faiths and beliefs and the hospital staff is not always aware of what faith a child is.

-Suggested deadlines: Halloween October 10th; Thanksgiving November 5th; Christmas December 1st; Valentines January 20th; Easter: 3-4 weeks before the day it falls on this year.
Mothers Day (to give to the children to give to their Mom) April 30th; Fathers Day (for Dad from the hospitalized kids) May 20th.

If we receive cards later, we will save for next year or try to get delivered before the holiday. We accept any type of children's card anytime as long as it follows these guidelines. Please remember birthdays and everyday cheer cards too.

-About Donations Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids! We do have expenses such as envelopes, shipping and blog costs and if you would consider donating a check to help with those expenses, it would be greatly appreciated. You may send with or without a donation of cards.
Please send your check and/or donated cards to: SAS4Kids, C/O Karen Hasheck, 5507 Hickory St., Schofield, WI 54476. Please include an email address or snail mail address so we can acknowledge your gift.
-Please include an email address and your name or a snail mail address so we can acknowledge your gift of cards or monetary donation.

Other than that let your creativity run wild and put some smiles on those little faces!! You may sign or stamp the back of your cards if you wish. All cards received will be labeled "Send A Smile 4 Kids" on the back.

Thank you again! We can't wait to see what you send us for our kids

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, join in this challenge , here is my card just waiting to be sent
And a very happy Birthday to Janette, Here is a card I made for you but I am sure you won't mind if I send it to 'Send a Smile 4 Kids on your behalf