Sunday, 31 October 2010

Aud Sentiments October Blog Candy

For the month of October, Mad For Markers will be sponsoring us. They are giving the winner pack of Xpress IT Blending cards. Wow! What a super prize!

Here is a little something about Mad For Markers...

"Mad for Markers is an Australian based company, selling Copic markers at decent prices to Aussie crafters.. We also stock the awesome Xpress IT blending card and are happy to ship this overseas as requested.We also run classes and have regular tutorials and challenges running on our blog."

To find out the rules please check out the post at Aud Sentiments and also don't forget to join in our Halloween sentiment Challenge.

Good Luck!!

Guest DT card for Sparkle

Isn't it wonderful to be asked to be a Guest Designer - it really makes you feel wanted and appreciated. So when Steph who is the DT co-ordinator at Christmas Card Challenges asked me back in July if I would be a Guest Designer I was soooooooooo pleased and did not hesitate to say yes. Then to make things even more exciting Sparkle sent me one of her gorgeous stamps to use - Caroling Josh - so without further ado here is the card I made for this weeks challenge which is to use Candy Cane on your creation.

I coloured the image with Promarkers - I am still practising with the shading and can never get it to match up to some of the fantastic creations I see in blogland. Here is a closeup.............

I have used Spellbinders Labels Seven and Create A Flake 1 - I love the effect with glitter card. Also I added a little charm from Trinkettes and attached it to my sentiment which is from a Crafters Companion Cute Companions set Glad Tidings. Here is another closeup for you..............

The papers were from a Craft Magazine as a freebie and are by Nitwit.

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:-

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Winter Wonderland,

Creative Cottage - Embossing,

Simon Says Challenge - Punch em!(Punches and die cuts),

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's get punchy (die cuts or punches) and

Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and bright.

Hope you like it - let me know.


Saturday, 30 October 2010

Last one Honest!!!!

Funny - I said the same thing last year after making quite a few Halloween cards. I must apologise because this will have to be a quick post - I have missed one challenge - Sketch Saturday - and I don't want to miss anymore and No 1 Dragonlette has a party to go to!!
A bit more subtle this one and not as obviously Halloween because Witch Tilda with small pumkins has a thanksgiving type hat - does that make sense?

Here is a closeup......

She is coloured with watercolour crayons and gold pen for the buckle and her hair bows. There is a little bit of glitter on her lace and on the fabulous orange flowers.

Onto the challenges I am entering:-

Totally Tilda - Halloween Challenge,

Pixie Dust Studio - Halloween and include Orange and black,

Papercaft Star - Photo Inspiration (I took the orange and green and pumpkin,

Simon Says Challenge - Punch and die cuts,

Crafty Creations - Halloween or perhaps Autumn,

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Get Punchy!,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Something spooky,

Corrosive Challenge - Halloween or Orange and Black,

All That Scraps - Magnolia Challenge Fall with a fold,

Sketchy Colours - Black, Orange and Green, and

Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration.

Thank you for popping by and don't forget to say hello. Have a great weekend.


Thursday, 28 October 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #14

Hi everyone, it was lovely to see your baby projects so please pop over to Aud Sentiments to see who won. So on with some more fun as this fortnight we would like you to use the word "Thanks" in your sentiment.
Our sponsor is .......(drum roll) .....Meljens whose designs are now here at Whimsy Stamps.

The team were lucky enough to pick a few to use - I chose Cat and Mouse and here they are!

I find the images so easy to colour and always turn out well. Here is a close up.........................

I used Promarkers to colour them in and a clean and simple sketch - for me anyway. The embossed background is on white glitter card and I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I used the Spellbinders nestabilities Large and Small Labels. To be honest I don't know how I survived without my Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Nesties - best thing I ever did!!! I made the sentiment and was thinking of the song which came to mind when seeing this image.
I would love it if you checked out my team mates blogs for some more inspiration, their links are on my sidebar to the left.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:-

Sketch and Stash - Sketch (new stash - image and old stash - flower gems),

Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Give thanks,

Marks Finest Papers - Cie Cuts or Punches,

Frosted Designs - Die Cuts,

Stamp Something - Digi,

Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle,

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - No Buttons or bows,

Passion for Promarkers - Best Friend,

Simon Says Stamp - Punches and Die Cuts,

Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and Bright,

Paper Pretties - Square card,

The Creative Cottage - Embossing,

ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter, and

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Clean and Simple,

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #5 Scene It!

Hi everyone, hope you enjoyed Strictly Come Dancing!!!! Who's your favourite? Sorry I know this is only relevant to those who live in the UK but I love watching.
So on to the next challenge at Let's Ink It Up and we would like to see you Make A Scene - this can be interpreted any way you like. BUT you must remember to use stamps only.

Our sponsor this time is Tickled Pink Stamps who are offering a prize of $10


 "Tickled Pink Stamps is based in Australia and is the home of the Lil Lolita and Lil Lads Stamps. They are everything quirky and sweet all in the one stamp and perfect for any occasion. Tickled Pink Stamps also has a range of sentiments and images to match with the gorgeous Lil Lolita and Lil Lads ranges. With new images coming all the time there is always something there to suit everyone and help bring out the quirky in us all...."

So here is my creation .............................

.........................without the ribbon........................... where is the scene?

.................and here..............

(If you click on any of the photos you can see a larger image).

I really look forward to seeing your scenes.

I am entering this in the following challenges:-

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Spooky,

Dutch Dare - Halloween or Purple, Black Orange and Green,

Meljens Challenge - Anything Goes,

Paper Cutz Challenge - Halloween plus circle,

Raise the Bar - Black, Orange and Purple,

Magical Monday Challenge - Halloween plus a magical character (my witch),

My Time To Craft - Halloween,

Kaboodle Doodles - Batty,

Fab 'n' Funky - Things that go bump,

Sisterhood of Crafters - Boorific!,

Stamp With Fun - Halloween,

Little Paper Shop - Glitter (on the cobwebs and witches belt),

Ooh La La - Scary Stuff,

Crazy Challenge - Halloween and

Creative Inspirations - Spooky.


Images and Sentiment:- Elusive Images Witching Time and Spookylicious stamp sets. Belles and Whistles Little Witch with Broom
Papers:- Bearly Mine Designs Halloween papers, Glitter sheet silver and black (punched bats) from Craftime, Silver miricard for matts. 
Tools:- Time Holtz Distress tool, Spellbinders Labels Seven and Eight, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Dusty Concord and Black Soot. Purple glitter glue
Medium:- Watercolour crayons
Other:- Ribbon from stash, bat punch

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Spectacular candy

No card tonight but a massive candy shout out for Stacy who is offering a mega Tim Holtz candy - you reallly should check it out - or maybe not then I have a better chance of winning!!!!!
You have until 31st October 2010 to play so off you go!!!

Hugs and Good Luck

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Have a MICE Halloween!!

So do you think I like Halloween or is it just the stamps!!!! I was determined to use these this year - I ordered them last year as part of a win at Simon Says Stamp but they didn't arrive in time for Halloween then. They are the House Mouse Halloween set. I have coloured the three mice with watercolour crayons. The sentiment is from a more recent purchase from ebay but SSS has them in stock - Inkadinkadoo All Hallows Eve. I separated the sentiment and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz distress inks - Scattered Straw and Tea Dye. Here is a closup........................

The background paper is from my latest find - Bearly Mine Designs - her papers are so sharp. I have used my Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels and Labels 8, which has been glittered with gold.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Something Completely Different - Black and Orange,

Stampin' Bs Design - Fall Colours,

Creative Belli Challenge - Pumpkin and optional sketch,

Cute Card Thursday - What's Buggin You?,

Lots To Do - Plain and Simple,

Penny's Challenge - So long as it flies,

Polka Doodles - Something Spooky,

Tuesday Taggers - More than 2 legs and,

Let me know what you think.


Friday, 15 October 2010


Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all OK. Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made suggestions about dealing with a 4 year old who won't sleep through.  She is getting slowly better and I know in time all will be well.

I found a fabulous place for papers and she is giving away the ones I used in my card - Bearly Mine Designs - you must check it out.

I have used the shown below from Sketch Saturday..................

...................and here is a closeup of my card............

The image of the witch, the two bats and the small tag sentiment are from Penny Black. I have used water colour crayons for the main image and TH Distress Ink - Black Soot for the bats.

The "Spookylicious" sentiment is from an Inkadinkadoo set. It has been cut out with my deckle edge scissors and inked around th eedges with TH Distress Inks - Tea Dye and Scattered Straw as has the tag. I have added fibres to the tag in purple, orange and green. The buttons are from the Papermania Capsule collection.

I am entering the following challenges:-

All the following have Halloween challenges

Sentimental Sundays - Tag and sentiment,

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Scary Creatures,

Tuesday Taggers - More than 2 legs,

Craftalicious Challenge and Paper Cutz - Anything Goes,

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Inked and edge distressing,

The Wild Flower Patch - Black, Orange and Green.

Penny Black Saturday - Two or more Penny Black stamps and,

Meljens Design - Tag It!

Please leave me a message so I know you have visited, your comments mean everything to me.


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #13

Welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments, I can't believe we are on number 13 already. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with the Halloween challenge - you obviously enjoyed it. Check out the challenge blog to see who won.

We are sponsored this fortnight by Revi Devi and we were allowed to use the Baby Boy and Baby Girl kits.

So any guesses what the challenge is? Use any New Baby sentiment - easy peasy.

Anyway I made a bit of a project to show off some of the digis..............

..................and on to the inside pages - the frames are blank for the recipient to put photos in...............

(you can click on any photo for a larger image)

......................and finally....................

 ....phew so what do you think? I did some paper piecing on the digi images to match in with the papers.
The stars have been coloured with Sakura stardust pens. The papers are from a Funky Hand CD called Funky Word Books it makes things so easy.

Please check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links on on my left sidebar.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

I shall also enter this in the following challenges:-

Totally Gorjuss - Not a Square,

Marks Finest Paper - Stripes,

Craft Your Days Away - Babies,

Sentimental Sundays - Tag It and,

One Stitch At A Time - Use Digi Stamps.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Summertime Designs "A kit for Easton"

I have been a big fan of Summer Driggs for nearly a year now, she makes fantastic kits and just gives them away.
Her latest kit however, is something a bit special and very touching. The picture is of a dearly cherished child called Easton - he has had a rough first few months of his life and it is not over yet. His family have been to hell and back having recently lost Eastons brother.

Summer has designed the kit to help raise money for the family as the debts are rising and unfortunately the USA doesn't have anything like the NHS - we are so lucky here in the UK.

So please have a look at the kit here and if you can leave a donation - every little bit helps.

Thank you for reading this.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Bizzy Becs has a new store............

..........................and she is offering all this candy - check out her new store here for your chance to win.


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #4 Halloween Colours

Another fortnight has flown by and here we are again with our 4th Challenge at Let's Ink It Up I can't believe how quickly this is going. Thank you to everyone who played along with their favourite stamps. Another difficult decision for our top three and we also had lots of fantastic entries for our new DT - thank you everyone.
Our sponsor for this fortnight is........................Bizzy Becs

.........and the Prize is a Goodie Package valued at $15.00 (Will be made up to suit winners taste).

Bec says, Bizzy Becs sells a wide variety of products that suit all cardmakers. Gorgeous rubber stamps, including Bizzy Becs Stamps, Magnolia, Bildmalarna, Whiff of Joy to name but a few, Copics, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and lots of embellishments and other yummy goodies………

So what do we want you to do this week?

HALLOWEEN COLOURS .... so it doesn't have to be a Halloween card - STAMPS ONLY REMEMBER!!

Here is my card.........................

...........and the closeup...........

Now I must say that I have taken some inspiration from a fellow crafter with the colouring. She is called Phree and her blog is Ink Stain Suirvivor some of you may know her as she does WOYWDW. When I purchased the Spookylicious set from Elusive Images I got a few inspiration leaflets too and one of Phree's cards was there. I have nowhere near matched her example but I thought the effect with the green surrounding the house was really spooky. The spider paper was torn from a book and distressed to within an inch of its life!!!! Glimmer mist and Distress inks and scrunching up and tearing were involved and I loved it!!

Please visit my team mates and get some more inspiration their links are on my sidebar. I would also like to wish a warm welcome to our new team mates - Benedicte, Joanna and Shirley.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:-

Simon Says - Halloween,

Ooh La La Challenge - No flowers,

Meljens Design Challenge - Halloweeny,

Saturday Challenge - Distressing,

Stamp Magic - Halloween,

Easy Craft Projects - Halloween and,

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Halloween.


Images:- House Spookylicious set Elusive Images, Spider and cobweb All Hallows Eve Inkadinkadoo.
Medium:- Inktense watercolour crayons
Tools:- Distress Inks Dusty Concord and Black Soot, Pearl Glimmer Mist.