Monday, 15 April 2013

ALBC - Anything goes mid-way reminder

Hiya everyone, 

I hope you're all well.  This is just a quick reminder post to let you know that there's still another week or so to enter our very first

challenge which has a theme of Anything Goes.  There are some fab prizes up for grabs from our fab sponsors for this challenge which are:-

£10 voucher

$20 voucher

3 free digis

I have some more fab DT makes to share with you all.



Paula (Moi!)

To enter your creations into the current challenge you can find the original post here. You will also see that there is a badge in the top right hand corner which, if clicked, will take you to the current challenge to save you having to search for the post.

This is an all crafts challenge so feel free to enter all your crafty makes here - everything from cards to ATC's to altered art and jewellery!  As long as it fits the theme then that's fine! 

I hope that we will provide some great inspiration for you and that you'll join in with us for most challenges which start on the 1st of every month and finish a few days before the end of the month to give s chance to sort out winners and the next challenge post!


Thanks for joining us over at "A little bit crafty!"

Hugs Paula. x

Raining Roses - Wild Rose Studio

Hiya everyone, 

Today I have one of my Wild Rose studio DT samples which I'm using as my Mid-way reminder creation for the A little bit crafty  "Anything goes" challenge.  There are some amazing prizes up for grabs from our fab sponsors.  To check out the midway reminder post to see the other DT creations please click here.  If you want to go to the original challenge post to enter then please click here or the Current challenge here button to your right!

Anyhoo, back to my card - the stamp is called "Raining roses" which has been coloured in with my promarkers.  I normally do my bears lighter in colour so I did them darker for a change although I'm not sure I really like it! Lol  

The papers are also from Wild Rose Studio and are from the "Always and forever" stack which is soooo lovely!  I didn't use much else apart from my Memory box "Cherish" border die which I love - the hearts in the top right corner are the bits that fell out!  I also used my quickutz fancy corner which I am overjoyed to have found after losing it for almost 12 months in my mess of a craft room!
 I do hope that you come and join us at the "A little bit crafty" Challenge!


Monday, 8 April 2013

It's spring at the House Mouse and Friends

Hiya everyone, 

Today's a brand new SPRING challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge.  My card is a quickie I made with the Joanna Sheen House Mouse CD rom that comes with the project book.  

I had intentions of making a more elaborate card yesterday but as it was such I nice day me and the hubby took our wee ones to the Stanley Park  so we fed ducks and squirrels as well as going on all the swings and slides.  We also put Tayla's trike together that we bought her for Christmas so we were wheeling her around there for hours.  Afterwards we went to MacDonalds which is something we very rarely do - it was only our 2nd time taking Tayla but she seems to like it for a change.

We have lots of fab sponsors for this challenge which are:-
 The Official Site of House-Mouse Designs
One Lucky Winner will receive a fab $25 Electronic Gift Certificate
 shopping at House-Mouse Designs online store.
2nd sponsor is  
Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000+ fabulous items in stock.  They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic, House-Mouse Designs and so much more!  With such great deals on shipping, it’s always a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp. 

ONE Lucky winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to shop at Simon Says Stamp store.

our 3rd sponsor 


HM STAMPS is a great new online website offering the complete line of HOUSE-MOUSE stamps and SNOOPY stamps! Check them out HERE!  

One Lucky Winner will receive a fab $10 Gift Certificate to shop at H M  STAMPS.

& our 4th sponsor is
Di's Digi Downloads is a great little company offering lots of super adorable digi stamps.
One lucky winner will receive a $10 Gift Voucher to  Di's Digi Downloads online Shop
That's Four Fabulous Prizes and that means 4 good chances for you to win!  :)

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Spring into spring!

Hiya everyone, 
We have  a brand new challenge over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog.  The theme this time is

I have used an adorable little House Mouse stamp set called ? which you can get here.  I coloured the image in with my promarkers and added glossy accents to the raindrops although you can't really tell from the piccie.  The papers are from a First Edition set called "Up and away"
The flowers are from a huge bag of daffodils that I bought at a car boot sale years ago that cost me about 50p.  I just snipped the back off and use a yellow brad to put the back together.  They are actually white and yellow so I coloured the main bit in with a yellow promarker to match the card better.  I think the sentiment was also a wooden car boot bargain.

If you are after the "A little bit crafty" challenge then you can just click the current challenge here button on your right to go straight to it.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for my House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge DT card.

For any of you that don't already know - the google followers thingy is going in July so if you still want to "follow" me please click on the "Follow me with bloglovin'" button to stay following!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Locomotion

Hiya everyone, 
Another La Pashe sample to share with you today that I made a while ago from the Double Decoupage range - this one's called "The Locomotion".  2 decoupage images on 2 sheets for 69p per sheet.  The papers I used were from a travel themed paperstack that was a magazine freebie.
I find there are some fab male images which is good as men are so hard to make for aren't they?

If you are wanting the "A little bit crafty" challenge please click the "Current challenge here" button on the top right hand side of the sidebar and it will take you straight to it!
I've got a busy week lined up as there's a new challenge starting on Sunday over at the  Joanna Sheen challenge and a new House Mouse and Friends challenge on Monday!  I've also got several magazine bits and bobs on the go too!

See you all shortly!


Monday, 1 April 2013

ALBC - Our first Challenge!!!


I am soooo very excited to invite you all to come and take part in my BRAND NEW challenge which is starting today!!!  
Feel free to snatch our ALBC blinkie which is to your right!!!
As it is our very first challenge I decided to kick it all off with a very easy "Anything Goes" option which means we want to see all your anythings and everythings! Lol

There are only a few rules which you will find in one of the pages above next to our DT info, although I have kept these to the bare minimum.  You can combine your entries into as many other challenges as you can find that it fits! 

We will only accept 1 entry per person for the "Anything Goes" challenge although we will normally have a maximum of 3 entries per person, per challenge.

You will always be able to find the challenge post by clicking on the badge to your top right that says "Current Challenge Here" to save you scrolling through posts trying to find it!

We will have a few prize winners every challenge which will be chosen by and we will pick a Top 3 as well as having a Guest Designer spot up for grabs!

Please note - To win any of the prizes kindly offered by our many sponsors you MUST be a follower of this blog. 

We are happy for you to enter anything crafty as long as it fits the theme so expect to see a lot more than cards!

Cards, pages, ATC's, inchies, twinches, tags, altered art, jewellery - anything at all!

Our fab sponsors for this challenge are:-

£10 voucher
$20 voucher
3 free digis

My Mums craft shop are also offering all our followers a 10% discount off all products in their on-line shop with this code:- APRILCHALLENGE

The fab DT have come up trumps with some really exciting makes to hopefully inspire you!!!
Made using Creepie cute stamps  - "Left behind" 
Made using Lacy Sunshine - "Eleanor and Pickles Magic Carpet Ride"
Made using Lacy Sunshine - "Lizabeth Butterfly kisses"

Paula W


Made using Lacy Sunshine - "Lizabeth Wild Daffodil"
Made using Lacy Sunshine - "Melancholy Moppets - Anastasia with Daffodils
Made using Creepie cute stamps - "Withered too soon"


Made with Lacy Sunshine - Eleanor and Pickles Digging for clams
 GDT Tina Teasdale

All you have to do to enter is to add the URL of your blog post (not your whole blog as it can take ages to find) to the Linky below

Any multiple entries WILL be deleted.

I hope you'll all join us this and every month!!!

Big hugs