Saturday, 31 March 2012

CES Challenge - No Girls Allowed!!

Well the White house is geared up for 2 weeks of school hols - woohoo! I'll probably be penniless and knackered by the middle of the week!

Thanks for all your stunning creations for the Photo Inspiration challenge last week - you were awesome! This week Shell has picked the theme of:

As the only female in the White house I am quite used to this statement! Now, my card is not how it originally should have been - I had a small ink drama which resulted in the top half being unusable so I did a little jiggery pokery and used acetate instead - phew! The papers are the delish Prima "En Francais" from Crafty Emma's Store. The image and sentiment is from Kanban and the die cut is a TH coloured with distress ink. The little cogs were from Ebay, I think!  

The winner of this challenge will receive £10 voucher (not incl P&P) for Crafty Emma's Store:

Crafty Emma's also has fantastic 25% off everything (except Gift Vouchers and Digi Images) until midnight 1 April so get over there and bag a bargain! Enter the code sale25 at checkout. 

So do pop over to my talented teamies blogs and check out their fabulous creations and I hope we inspire you to join us this week!

Sheena xx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Vintage cars .....

Good afternoon - I know it's very rare of me to post during the week but I was looking through my card photos on the computer and realised some of them were not made for challenges, just because I wanted to! So I thought I would share a couple using some toppers from Ebay - a store called Cardmaker's Delights - which has a fab range of vintage and steampunk toppers at great prices and a super fast delivery service!

Here are my two cards:

I used odds of paper from my box and added buttons and punched shapes. The sentiment is a LOTV one. The filigree corner was from Wild Orchid Crafts and the embossing folders used were Tim Holtz.

Enjoy the rest of this glorious day!

Sheena xx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

CES Challenge #78 - Photo Inspiration

Good morning all! One week closer to the school hols - yahoo!! It's been a tough term with prelims, assessments to complete and coping with staff absence!

Anyway, onto this week's CES Challenge which has been set this week by little old me and is:

This photo is gorgeous and is open to crafty interpretation - golds, pinks, green, cakes, teacups/teapots, butterflies and roses!

I went mostly for the colour combo but managed to squeeze in some butterflies and roses for good measure!!

The gorgeous papers are from Prima's new "Sun Kiss" pad - aren't they fab? The papers, butterfly button and card candi are from Crafty Emma's Store. Everything else was in my stash and the image is a ready coloured LOTV square topper. The seam binding and roses were coloured with a Promarker so it would match in.

The winner of this challenge will receive a £10 voucher (not incl P&P) to spend at Crafty Emma's Store:
Please do check out my very talented teamies creations and I hope we inspire you to join us this week!

Sheena xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A present for Mum!

Thought I'd share the handmade parts of my Mum's Mother's Day gift. Here is the card:

Used the new Prima "Meadow Lark" which is totally lush and available from Crafty Emma's Store. The image is a LOTV topper - the colours were a great match.

I also made this little noticeboard from an embroidery hoop and 2 teatowels!! The little pegs were from Hobbycraft.

Sheena xx

Monday, 19 March 2012

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #132 - Check it Out!

Well, I'm not even going to say it - at least it's still Monday!!! I had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday - a handmade card, a pressie bought from pocket money and lots of hugs - who could ask for more?!

This week's Pollycraft theme has been set by Jane and she wants you to:

so show us your ginghams, tartans and checks!! I have used the very delish Barclay for my little Bon Voyage card - thought the image was perfect for this! The papers are Pink Petticoat.

Paula's offering the winner of this challenge the choice of 10 digis which means you could get your hands on the new images!!

Please do "check out"! my fantastic teamies creations and I hope we inspire you to join us this week!

Sheena xx

Saturday, 17 March 2012

CES Challenge #77 - Kolouring on Kraft!

Good morning all - look I actually have managed to post this before lunchtime lol! Only managed to get a half decent photo this morning so that's my excuse!

It's a lovely spring like day here today - had my hair cut so am feeling a bit pampered - will I be pampered tomorrow I wonder???

Now, Donna has set a real challenge this week:

Well I have to admit this one had me in a cold sweat - I just really struggle to colour on kraft, love it to mat with, but to colour on? Aaargh!! I think it's because I just can't get the colours the way I want them, particularly the whole skin colour thing.

So here is my offering:

I know I've gone more for a mono look with the image - it's one of the new Hero Art Cling stamps which I stamped onto kraft card with TH. I then used the same ink colour to colour the image, it kinda works I think!

From Crafty Emma's Store I have used Prima "En Francais" papers, Bakers Twine, Sentiment and Card Candi. Everything else was from my stash.

As always, this week's lucky winner will receive £10 voucher (not incl P&P) to spend at Crafty Emma's Store:

Please do pop over to my teamies blogs where you can see they have done much better than I have at colouring on kraft!! I hope we inspire you to join us this week!

Sheena xx

Monday, 12 March 2012

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #131 - Paula's Sketch

I would normally say good morning, but sadly it's more like good evening lol! We loved looking at all your spring inspired creations last week.

This week we have a sketch for you to follow created by the ever talented Paula - I love using sketches, because the layout is done for you all you have to do is concentrate on the papers and image!

Now, you may have noticed from the DTs samples this week that there are some new characters at Pollycraft.

I've used one of the new Swings and Slides - Lil Bunny, isn't she just soo cute!. The papers are Pink Petticoat Spring Wishes.

We are delighted to be sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts which is offering a £10 spending spree to one lucky winner!

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Other characters joining Lil Bunny over at Pollycraft are:

Ferguson The Hedgehog - who is a FREEBIE!

Swings and Slides - Spring Morning

and introducing ... Barclay:

All these fab newbies are available in the Pollycraft shop.

Please do check out my teamies fab makes and I hope we inspire you to join us this week!

Sheena xx

Monday, 5 March 2012

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #130 - Spring has Sprung!

Good morning all - hope you all enjoyed the weekend? The White's were busy as usual - boys went to watch football on Saturday and Sunday was visiting he outlaws, sorry, in-laws! In between had to fit in all the usual stuff, food shopping, housework and some crafting!

Loved looking at all your teenage inspired creations from last week. This week, Joey has picked the theme of:

and there are signs that it has, little flowers in the garden, milder weather, so this week we want to see spring colours, images, spring flowers, etc - you get the idea!

For my card I have used First Edition "Spring Feast" papers, and a selection of flowers. The tulips and card candi have been colour coordinated using promarkers. The little cutie is Pollycraft's Swings and Slides Little Sprout and is available here. She is perfect for a spring card!

We are delighted this week to be sponsored by The Crimson Cloud who is offering the winner 3 packs of die cuts.

Please do check out my teamies wonderful creations and I look forward to seeing your creation this week!

Sheena xx

Saturday, 3 March 2012

CES Challenge #75 - Flower Frenzy!

Good morning all - thank goodness it's the weekend! Loved looking at your entries for Julie's challenge last week - gorgeous!!

This week's challenge got the DT in a frenzy:

that is!! We want to see flowers on your creation be it the image, papers and of course those gorgeous flower embellies.

Got out an ever so cute Fizzy Moon stamp "Blooms and Butterflies" and coloured him up with Promarkers. The papers are gorgeous MME Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks all from Crafty Emma's Store as well as the card candi (which I coloured using a promarker), card blank and the sentiment.

This week's winner will receive £10 voucher (not incl P&P) for Crafty Emma's Store - so what are you waiting for!!
Please check out my teamies fabulously frenzied creations and I hope we inspire you to join us this week!

Sheena xx