23 April 2014

Kitty Bee Designs - Easter Easter Hunt Ever


A few weeks ago I opened my big mouth and said to my friends wouldn't it be nice to do an Easter Hunt round the park for the children. "Oh yes" they said and silly me said I'll do it - it'll be easy! Then this Saturday I realised the hunt was the next day!  Cue a very last minute trip to the supermarket for eggs and lots of them!!

Next to make some clues, lovely Ruth from Kitty Bee Designs sent me her very cute Easter Egg Bun so I could start making clues.  I'm a huge fan of her little cuties and so glad I'm on the DT otherwise I would be bankrupt by now.  Here's the link to her Etsy shop - go on take a peek!!

Now in the spirit of making things easy for myself (and leaving it until 11.30pm to sort out!!) and still needing to colour quite a few bunnies - how could I do this quickly?  I opened the image in paint and simply used the paint pot tool to fill in the large areas on the rabbit grey and then a couple of quick clicks to colour it's little nose and ears pink. I then printed out an army of bunnies, with just the eggs to colour.

 I coloured the eggs (very very quickly) with my promarkers and made a quick colour book for the smaller children to match up and the older children took the highlighted letter from each word for their part of the hunt - as they needed to find out the name of another bunny.  

I then used some classy plastic wallets to put the clues in, and dodged the rain in the park attaching them to trees with a bit of ribbon. It worked really well - and the children had loads of fun.

This was so simple to do and so much fun!  Thanks Ruth!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - my mojo has been missing for a while but I've got a lovely crafty night planned tonight!



6 April 2014

Aloha Friday Challenge! Play Pretend


I'm here with my post for the Kitty Bee Design Team. For our challenge our theme is Play Pretend (show someone in a costume or doing something job/hobby related).

We have a fab sponsor for thi-s challenge  it's 2 Cute Ink you should check them out.

Here's my card - it was for my lovely mother-in-law. She is amazing!

This is a penny slider card - so Super Bun moves up and down.  With hindsight I should have made the writing a bit bigger.  I love this paper too - it's from a Crate Paper stack.

I hope you like it.  Why not join us for our challenge - you can link up your card here!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Little Miss Muffett - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Animal Magic
Simply Create Too - Easter or Use Bunnies

Thanks for looking!

Julie x

16 March 2014

Everyone's favourite challenge...

Happy Friday everyone .... what's that ... it's Sunday evening?

Oops - that'd be me late again!

I'm here with my Stampin' For the Weekend post - it should have gone live on Friday, but I'm really not sure where the last two days have gone.

Luckily we have a very easy challenge this fortnight - you might have heard of this one before - ANYTHING GOES. I'm sure you'll have something to enter

Our sponsor for this challenge is Marker Pop

Here's my card. I made it for someone who was leaving at work:

Oh what's this? Another Tiddly Ink image- I think I have problems - ha ha.  I love the paper on this card - it's from a Crate Paper Pack - Fourteen.    The flowers are fabric cut with the Tattered Florals die.  The range are selling little packs of fabric, it's quite thin and cheap but perfect for cards.  I used a small amount of antique linen distress ink just to tone down the white fabric a bit.

Anyway - that's it from me for now - don't forget to enter our challenge!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - All about the girl
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Mothers Day / Special Girl
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Digi Galore Challenges - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Flowers

Thanks for looking!

Julie xx

8 March 2014

Aloha Friday Challenge - Monochrome


I'm here (late again!) with my post for Kitty Bee Designs. We're half way through our challenge, and the theme is Monochrome.

Our challenge is Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine, you should see what my teamies have done with their images! I choose to use a super cute Kitty Bee image  - this one is called Espresso Bun!

I'd like to be able to tell you where the papers are from - I think they are First Edition - Spring Drop - but I can't be sure.  What I can be sure of is my new memory box die - it's lovely (although it was a bit of a cow to cut properly!)

Anyway - I hope you can join our challenge, you can link up your monochrome project here.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Inky Chicks - Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Craft Boots Challenges - Green

Thanks for looking!


Julie x

1 March 2014

Stampin' For the Weekend - Sparkle and Shine


Hope you've all got something lovely planned for the weekend.  I have a super day planned -  today we are visiting Cadbury world.  Mmmm I can't wait, unfortunately my children think we are actually visiting Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and my little boy (he's nearly 4) is terrified of falling the chocolate river and being sucked up the pipe, like Augustus Gloop!

I'm here with my design team post for Stampin' For the Weekend.  I'm running about a day late - sorry teamies.  Our theme is Sparkle and Shine and our fabulous sponsor is Bunny Zoe's- you should check her store out - there's even a sale this weekend with 20% off stamps.

Here's my card - it's a bit usual for me - I don't tend to use bright colours or images with lots of hair - so you'll have to let me know what you think.

Although it looks like there isn't a lot of sparkle - but her wings are covered in Stickles.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Make it Digital
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Jelly Park - Things with Wings
Sister Act - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Use Glitter
Aud Sentiments - For a Girl

Thanks for looking - and don't forget to play along with our challenge!


Julie x