Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween

I just wanted to say Happy Halloween to you all. I hope you all have a spooky day. It's my niece Shannon's birthday today and she will be 14 so Happy Birthday Shannon.

Hope we get lots of trick or treaters tonight....can't wait.

Joy xx

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 33 - Decorate a paper bag

The fabulous challenge over at Creative Inspirations this week is to decorate a paper bag. Now if you are anything like me, I have never done it before and I am sure there are loads of you out there who haven't either. So come on gals, gather your bags and crafting tools and get started, you might even make something to put some christmas presents in this year instead of wrapping them, wouldn't that be great.

The prize this week is some gorgeous ribbons from our sponsor Crafty Ribbons. I totally love ribbons and I have used some on my bag this week.

Don't forget to check out what the the other DT members have come up with, all totally gorgeous this week I must say.

The elements I used to decorate my bag are:-

I got my bag from a sandwich shop lol.....there you go, didn't really cost me anything lol

Image - Digi Image from Mo's Digital Pencils

Image coloured with Promarkers and I have also added some glitter too.

Ribbon from stash
I also used one of my Martha Stewart punches
Paper - Penny Black "Snowflakes"

I also used some off white Bazzil Bling

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 32 - Halloween

Hi everyone, another fabby challenge over at Creative Inspirations this week for you. Halloween is the name of the game...we want to see your lovely Halloween cards. Isn't Halloween getting really popular now, I love it, I love to see everyone dressed up in their spooky outfits, we always buy lots of goodies for the trick and treaters...can't wait.

There are two prizes for this week's challenge so hot foot it over to the Creative Inspirations Challenge blog and check them here to be taken to the blog.

For my card I made my first ever penny slider card...yay, I think it's fab, the little skull spins and slides from side to side.

Anyhow, the elements I used for my card are:

The penny slider card kit I bought from Create & Craft.

Image - Sugar Nellie - "Little Witch"

Image coloured with Prismacolor Pencils

Papers: Bo Bunny "Boo Crew Strip" and "Boo Crew Dot" both double sided

Skull and spider embellishments from My Minds Eye Sheet of elements

Hope you like the card.

for looking.

Joy xx

Friday, 16 October 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 31 - Family

Hi and thanks to everyone who joined our challenge last week, all the entries were wonderful.

This week's theme over at Creative Inspirations is Family! Another easy challenge, Christmas is fast approaching so I am sure you are all getting busy making your family and friends Christmas cards, I know I am lol.

The DT cards this week are totally amazing so please go and check them out to get some inspiration for your entry this week.

The fabulous prize this week has been donated by Wags n Whiskers so make sure you check our what's on offer over at the Creative Inspirations Blog.

The elements I used for my card are:-

The stamp was purchased from from Craft Addicts. I have mislaid this at the moment so cannot give the name of it but will update as soon as I find it.

I coloured the stamp using Promarkers and I used glitter for his beard and the trimmings on his hat.

I used black card which I put through the Cuttlebug using the snowflake embossing folder. I also used red glitter board which I then used my Martha Stewart punch to make the zig zag effect. I then highlighted some of the snowflakes on the black card using a Sakura clear glitter pen.

"With love at Christmas" sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for looking.

Joy x

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 30 - Sketch

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week. It's time for another challenge at Creative Inspirations today. We have a lovely sketch for you all to follow this week and what a great sketch it is. I personally love sketches because I am always trying to think of new layouts but usually end up with an old one that everyone has seen before. Now Christmas is fast approaching so I decided to make my card on a christmas theme as I have many to make especially as I am going to be out of action for a few weeks before Christmas.

Please pop on over to the blog and see what wonderful prize we are giving away this week to one lucky winner and don't forget to check out the DT cards for inspiration.

Anyhow here are the elements I used in my card:-

Image - House Mouse "Stocking full of love"
Coloured with Promarkers

Papers - DCWV "Rose Tinted Christmas"

Flowers purchased at Ally Pally Craft Show

Sentiment and Card Blank - Craftwork Cards

Papers matted onto pink Bazzil Bling Card


Thanks for looking.

Joy xx