Wednesday, 30 January 2013

         Card samples for CraftStyle Products 

                 "Celebrate good times" 

Wow what can i say !!! I had so much fun playing around with the "Celebrate good times " kit . It had lots of different element's for me to choose from ,so i selected some of each . My 1st card i used the die cut flowers , some of the papers ,  some acetate and my own dies to create this beautiful , box card .

My 2nd card i made quiet " funky " still using some of the flowers , the die cut bunting  co-ordinating papers and a greeting . The papers go so well with each other that you can really jazz a card up or just make it simple .

My 3rd card i used some embossed black card (which is also from craftstyle products) a greeting and some co-ordinating papers  . Simple but effective .

Card 4 i have taken a greeting , 1 piece of bunting and a flower from the kit and mounted onto co-ordirnating papers also by craftstyle products . There are many different colour ways in this kit so gives a great range for you to play with . 

This kit i found to be very versatile . As you can see the card above can be used for , birthdays or even mothers day .  Picture 1 shows the out side and picture 2 the inside .

This card i feel can be leaned more towards a male card , but i think most of us enjoy a bit of black and red .

This has to be one of my favourites . I have used a A4 sheet of acetate folded in half to make the card blank . It gives a whole new feel to the card . Using your own dies just add that little bit extra .

An easel card using more of the die cut bunting , all the papers are from the kit along with the greeting's and embellishments . Another funky make !! 

And finally my last card a tri-fold card using a flower and greetings from the kit . The white papers i have edge with ink are also by cartfstyle products  and i have decorated the inside of this card as well as the out .

Well i hope you have enjoyed viewing my creations , all comments are welcome and  really appreciated .
Thank you and i hope you have a lovely day .
Caroline xx

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

"Young Love "

Good morning everyone , hope you all are well ??
Today is the start of a new challenge over LEJ Designs .
The theme for this challenge is " stamped images " you can either use stamped or Digi . 
I have used the Digi " Young Love " which can be found in the romance section in Lej's Digi Shop .

The first randomly picked winner will receive 4 Digis of their choice from the shop .
And the sponsor of this challenge is letraset who have kindly offered to give away a set of blue pro-marker colour blend pens .
Good luck everyone and thank you for stopping by xx

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Playing with water colours and mirror board

 Good morning to you all . This morning i'm sharing with you 2 of my latest makes using my water colour pencils for the first time. I had great fun using them and the effects i think have turned out great . How ever i havn't had the courage to add water to them so have left them just coloured as pencils . Will have to experiment soon !!!

 My 1st card is using a Digi from Lacy Sunshine  " Eleanor and Pickles popcorn time " And being a new Sunshine Girl for Lacy Sun shine what other images would i use lol .
They are just 2 of the wonderful characters you will find at the shop . . I used bight colours to colour the image so thought i would have to follow the colours to create my card . The colours i used were bright pink and lime green and found they work really well together .

 With the colours in mind i decided that i would make the card stand out more by playing around with some mirror card , which i used to frame and embellish my card. The final touch was some bright pink ribbon . I think its turned out a bit fab and funky ...What do you think ?? 

My 2nd Card is also a stamp from 
" Eleanor and Pickles a mammoth ride "

 This card i really wanted to show off the image so i have not made it to fussy but have again used mirror card to bring in some shine .
The image was coloured with my water colour pencils and i found it was really easy to get a fur like effect on the mammoth .

I added a simple greeting which was made on the computer and as before just limited embellishment cut from some mirror board .

Thank you all for popping by and hope you all have a wonderful week end .

Luv and Hugs 
Your Sunshine Girl

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

                      My Exciting news !!!

For the last few days i've been keeping a secret....
I am so excited to say that i am now officially a 
Sunshine Girl DT member for Lacy Sunshine .I cant wait to meet all the other Sunshine girls and work along side them its all so very very exciting  .....Well here are my first 2 cards made using two of the great digis that can be found over at the Lacy Sunshine Shop .

I have had so much fun playing around with my pro-markers and these super images . 
My first card is made using " Emily showers of Love " 

She is such a wonderful character and one of the new designs created by Heather Valentin . There are some really wonderful Digi's up for sale and also some retiring digi's for only $1 each.

My second card for today is the beautiful " Made with love " Digi which can be found free ...Yes free over at Lacy Sunshine .


  Isn't she just to adorable !!!
You just have to giggle at her fallen down stockings hehe .

Thank you all so much for popping by and sharing with me my exciting news ....Did i say i was Excited lol ..

Emily showers of love digi ~ Lacy Sunshine
Made with love digi ~Lacy Sunshine
Papers ~ Creata
Basic card stock 
8 x 8 card blanks 
Charms , Paper flowers , Ribbon and pearls 

Im sure i will have loads of great fun being a Sunshine girl so look out for more posts from me sharing my creations with you all, love and hugs the Sunshine Girl  Caroline xx

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

 A ladies Diary 

 Good afternoon to you all and thank you all for coming to visit . I Hope the weather isn't causing you to many problems and every one is safe and warm .
Today i would like to share with you a card i made this morning using some of the Graphic 45 "A ladies diary " papers .

The topper and all of the decoupage have been cut from a couple of the designer paper to create a wonderful depth to the card.

I have always loved all of their papers but would have to say that this collection must be my favourite by far .


Any one who owns any of their papers knows that the quality , texture and even smell of the paper is just fantastic and so great to work with .

The only embellishments i have used on this card is a length of ribbon which i threaded through some lace to make a ruffle along the top of the card and some pearls for a little bit of lushness .This is all made using a 8x8 card blank which i have edged with some olive coloured ink.

A Quick Birthday card

This is just a quick little card i made this morning while i was doing the planning for " A ladies diary " . Isn't the stamp just so sweet !!! I just love playing around now with my dies ......What would we do without them .

Thanks again for stopping bay and a super day .

Luv & Hugs

Caroline xxx

Saturday, 19 January 2013

A Docrafts birthday

Good morning everyone . I hope you all have been safe and well over the last couple of days . The snow looks really pretty and is great to see but effects so many peoples lives. Its time for it to go !!!

Well this morning i'm sharing  with you a 8x8 birthday card made from the "me to you " Docrafts collection.

Its such a pretty collection and i love working with it . Its actually how i got started using the Docraft Design studio which i now couldn't live with  out .

However i will have to say this card was made using the die cut  and paper kits .....

I have chosen 3 of the colours to work with,
bright pink

and green.
Other listed ingredients are ::Me to you Topper , tag and greetings 
 light pink card stock  
gems ( for a little bit of sparkle ) 
and 2 different  shaped flower punches 

Using these papers i created my own coordinating punched and scrunched  flowers which i have held together with brads .  I also used some of the punched flowers and glued flat on the backing paper to add extra design and yes added a little gem to give them a bit of sparkle .

The tag i embellished with one of the greetings a ribbon and a flower .

Well i would like to enter this card into Docrafts
Challenge  " colours ".

Thank you for stopping by and stay warm and safe in this snowy weather .
Luv & Hugs

Thursday, 17 January 2013

A new baby boy 

Hope you all are keeping warm . Im not looking forward to all the snow that is coming our way  brrr its already freezing !!!

Well today i thought i would make a double draw card for a baby boy as its only 9 weeks to go till my daughter is due to give birth ...So excited .

                 The toppers i have used are from Kanban 

            The "baby " stickers are from Crafty bits

The papers are from 
stampin up 
                Card stock used is from the paper mill 
                          and ribbon from my stash.

The project isnt quiet finished yet as i need to decorate inside the draws and make some little envelopes for baby's memories .

Thank you all for stopping by and i appreciate all your comments .
Have a lovely evening  .
Luv & hugs

Caroline xx