Saturday, 29 August 2009

New Challenge blog and Design Team call

Georgia says:

"If you would like to be a Design Team member for the Crafty Calendar Challenge, please could you email me your three favourite cards you've made and tell me a little bit about yourself?You can email your three cards to Georgia at: gwelch96@googlemail.comYou have until 10:00pm (UK TIME) on Tuesday 15th September 2009. I will announce the seven new Design Team members on Wednesday 16th September 2009, and then I'll email them the details of the October Challenge, coming up on Friday 2nd October."

Go and check it out. XXX

Stephanie's lovely blog and candy.

Manga Candy

Ends 7th Sept!

I've just discovered Stephanie's blog and it is so lovely and her realms of generosity know no bounds! Go and check her blog out. XXX

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Passion for purple!

For this card I've teamed up the colours over at Passion for Promarkers with Karen's sketch over on 'Let's Get Stampin''...

The image is one of the Whiff of Joy Fall ones as is the sentiment.

Willow is coloured with PMs - all the purples!
The background paper is a Funky Fairy download with a paisly Personal Impressions stamp on it in Dew Drop Lavender. The watercolour effect paper is a download from ArtyMiss and the handmade papers are from Artymiss too. The flowers are from using an Xcut punch and from Elaine at PQ.

Thanks for looking XXX

Monday, 24 August 2009

DCD Candy

Susie and Vikki have some lovely followers candy for followers to Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog.
"the winner will receive 100 stamped images, stamped in Mementos ink so they will be suitable for you to colour them with any medium you like to use and they will be stamped on to Concord record card which is also suitable for use with any colouring medium.
The images will be a huge mixture of all sorts of pretty girlie (and maybe a few boys too....don't want to leave out the boys now do we !!! he he )images, some you can see in the photo and many more too."
ENDS 27th SEPT!!!

They also have a lovely theme this week - 'Hearts and Flowers'. I was lucky enough to win a spot as their guest designer this week so here are my cards made with some of the lovely prize the girls sent me.

The girls are so lovely if you are not already a follower I would definitely go and become one NOW!!!

Have a lovely week all XXX

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Gorgeous Pablo Candy

Penni's gorgoues Pablo is celebrating his birthday on the 6th Sept. Go check Penni's blog as it's really inspiring and she has this lovely candy to give away as a way of celebrating.


Saturday, 22 August 2009

Scream Ice Cream!

This is the theme over with Susie and Vicki at DCD this week. Loving those DCWV SWEET rub ons.

Papers: Bluberry Hill

Cardstock: Papermania

Image: Papermania coloured with PMs and paper pieced

Rub ons: DCWV

Die cut shape: Susie's shop

Inks: Dew Drops

Look out for Susie and Vicki's new challenge on Monday. I have a vested interest as I have a spot as their guest designer - all I can say is great theme!!!!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Gorgeous candy on a fab blog hop!

Jacque's candy is just one of the highlights on the Tricks and Treats Halloween/Fall Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious!! Go and start hopping now. Happy Friday all. XXX

Friday Sketchers Challenge 66

Carole has posted a lovely sketch over on Friday Sketchers ...
and it is my God daughters fifth birthday party tomorrow and I thought they would go perfectly together.

CC Designs Swiss Pixie Liesel is one of my Fav's at the moment. She is coloured using PMs.

The five is a download from the Funky Fairy shop the tulip is a magic motif with magic dust and the flowers and butterfly are Dovecraft. The string of flowers are Anita's. The papers are 'Butterflies and Blossoms' and Smirk. For texture i've coloured handmade paper and torn it in to pieces.

Thanks for looking. XXX

Monday, 17 August 2009

Create a Sketch Challenge #1

Had a quiet night so decided to have a go at Katie Jane's sketch over at the new Easy Craft Projects Forum. Had fun colouring up Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit and Flower Pot Extras with PMs. I've used Papermania cardstock and Paper Cellar Spring paper and some handmade paper coloured with PM for the grass. The sentiment is a G Studio one.

Thanks for looking. XXX

'Let's Get Stamping' Green Challenge

Sharon has set a great sketch for this week with beautiful DT cards for inspiration and the added twist of using green.

I used my other new CC design Swiss Pixie (want more already!!!) Gretal and decoupaged her after colouring with PMs (including Lime Green). Teamed her with 'Butterflies and Blossom' Stack papers and 'Spring' papers from Paper Cellar and K&Co sentiment and flower die cut.

I want to get some silicone glue next and have a go at the tutorial over at Just Magnolia as a different approach to 3D as I think the effects are stunning.

Thanks for looking. XXX


When I logged on this morning I found that the lovely Susie had picked me as her winner over at DCD. Not only that but that as part of her prize I had one a spot as a guest designer for the week beginning 24th August!!!

Thank you Susie!!!
I am waiting excitedly for the package with the theme and goodies to arrive hopefully tomorrow.
If you haven't been to Susie's blog or the challenge blog or her shop Go Now!!!


Sunday, 16 August 2009

Hannah's Unusual candy!!!

Basically, Hannah will offer what YOU choose. Wait for it! You can choose one item which totals up to
£10 (GBP - no more but can be less, depends on what you want!) including any postage fees I will incur buying it for you and if you are the lucky winner I will get the goodies for you. Simple as that! Perhaps there is a stamp you have been hankering after, or maybe a stack of papers or maybe something from hobbycraft to avoid any postage costs to maximise the prize! I know it's not much but hey - we are in a recession and it's a bit of fun! Lol! So here are the rules...

So go check out her blog!!!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Thank you Sarah!

The lovely Sarah has given me this award, thank you. Go and check out her blog and her new crafting room.

Here are the instructions in order to accept this award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them.

About me: 1. I am a vegetarian 2. I've been married for 15 years this Sept 3. I used to be a nurse 4. I used to be in The Sealed Knot 5. I love teaching teenagers 6. I hate okra 7. The most interesting country I've visited is Nigeria

The seven bloggers I would like to nominate are: Katie, Maddie, Katie Jane, Karen, Hannah, Jacky and Emma.

Thanks again Sarah. XXX

The Friendly Garden

I have had a lovely afternoon making this card for Brenda's 'In an English Garden' challenge over at Allsorts and the Just Magnolia 'Friendship' challenge (my first time of entering!).

I enjoyed colouring this Tilda (donated stamped image by Susie Sugar, thanks!) with my PMs. I matted her on to a Funky Fairy Matt which was stamped with a Messy Rabbit fence and a Smirk butterfly. The white card was stamped using a Studio G 'My Friend' stamp in pearlescent lavender (Dew Drop). It then had two papers put on top from the 'Blossoms and Butterflies' Stack and then the matt on top of these. Paper flowers from my stash were added and handmade paper coloured using PM Lime green was torn and added in layers for foreground texture. Lastly the tag was edged and stamped and the butterflies punched.

PMs used today.

Thanks for looking and any kind comments gratefully received.

Have a lovely week all. XXX

Friday, 14 August 2009

Cocoa and Rose Pink Cupcake Anyone ?!?

The lovely Susie and Vicki over at DCD have chosen Cupcakes as their theme this week and PFP have chosen Cocoa and Rose Pink and i thought these would melt together in a delightful gooey manner!!!

I took careful ownership of Liesel and her wheelbarrow this morning from CC Designs and the Swiss Pixies range, sent very promptly by Elaine from Quixotic Paperie. She and her pixie mate Gretel are a complete indulgence but sooooo lovely.

I've teamed her with Funky Fairy Cupcake paper, cupcake and mat and have used a Fairy Cake stamp by Willow Designs in Dew Drop pearlescent orchid and some Sweet rub ons by DCWV. Flower and butterfly from stash. I clear embossed her wings the cherry on the cake and the heart on the wheelbarrow. The cupcake paper is the FF paper printed on vellum in pink. PMs used to colour the images, mostlt cocoa and rose pink.

Thanks for looking. XXX

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Emma's lovely blogversary candy.

Emma (Metallic Butterfly) has gorgeous candy on offer until the 31st Aug to celebrate her 1 year blogversary. Pop over and just enjoy her blog and the inspiration she gives. Happy Blogversary Emma!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Carmine Faery for 'Let's Get Stamping'

Katie's sketch on Craftbubble for the 'Let's Get Stamping' Challenge is...with the added optional twist to use the carmine PM.
I decided to use the free faery stamps that came with 'Papercraft Inspirations' this month and Dovecraft paper 'Wild Blossom'. Also had a go at embossing the wings and top part of the daisy petals with clear powder.

Teamed it with PM cardstock in pink and inked edges with the Dew Drop pearlescent orchid colour. All images coloured using PMS. Then to finish added Anita's sticker sentiment.

Enjoyed this very much thanks for any kind comments. XXX

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Vintage Birthday

It is my aunt's birthday on Monday and over at the Allsorts Challenge the theme is vintage and this appeals as I've just got hold of the Paper Cellar Victorian Classic pad. I love the Allsorts challenges but haven't entered for a while so I am happy to be doing so now.

I have had a go at some new techniques for this beginner in this card but on the whole I like it. I have taken one of my photos of a flower head (a fav subject of mine) and edited it with PSE and printed it on Parchment Card and clear embossed over it.

I've layered it on Funky Fairy Distressed paper from Vol 3 and the Victorian Classic paper and added string raffia from Arty Miss.

I stamped happy birthday on gold vellum layered the card up and stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp in Whispers Archival Straw Matt and a FF Bespoke ink pad and clear embossed at points. I also used an XCut ruler to tear the paper.

Thanks for the inspiration DT over at Allsorts and thanks for taking the time to look. Happy Crafting. XXX

Friday, 7 August 2009

Thank you!

Thanks to the ladies at 'Stampin for the Weekend' for picking my PM Holder as one of their top five this week. I am very grateful as there were so many lovely entries. They have a great challenge blog so pop over if you've not seen it.

Thank you also to Katie for the Circle of Friends Award - it really means alot. I am so glad that Katie's mojo has returned and you should go check out hefr blog as her creations are lush and she has some birthday candy on offer!

The terms of this particular award are:-
1. Make reference to award and publish it on your blog
2. Share 5 things you like to do
3. And share with 10 blogs
4. Inform each blog

Five Likes:
1. Being with Tilly and Andrew
2. Crafting
3. Reading
4. Walking by the sea
5. Talking with my best buddie

The ten people I would like to share this with for
being friendly, lovely and leaving such encouraging comments are:
Jacky, Sarah, Karen, Kirsten, Emma (Metallicbutterfly),

Have a lovely weekend all. XXX

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

A biscuit tin to PM Holder!!!

Over at Stampin' for the Weekend the challenge is 'alterations' and as I have purchased my first PMs and had to find a storage solution I thought I'd have a go.

The old biscuit tin in need of a wash and altering!!!
The finished PM holder.

The papers are 'Blueberry Hill'.
The images are GG 'Flower Girl' by S. Woolcote and a Tilda (stamped and donated kindly by Susie Sugar (thanks), Lettering 'Flower Power' embossed and PM Umberella, coloured using new PMs.
The stickers are Anita's.
Magic motif and magic dust used to add sparkle.
Flowers stamped with an XCut punch and others donated by Shirley (thanks).
Ribbon by PM.

Really enjoyed making this and I have a lovely storage tin. Thanks for looking. XXX