Monday, 31 January 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #82 Loads of Hearts but no sentiment!

Hi folks,and welcome to my first DT post for Die Cut Dreams and what a great challenge to start me off with.

We would like to see Loads of hearts but no sentiments on your creations.

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

I used Tilda wit hmany hearts and coloured her with Promarkers. The hearts are glittered with crystal glitter and the scalloped circle is distressed with Spun sugar distress ink. This is then layered onto a black glitter piece cut using the Lacey Circles Spellbinders die. The background is red card stamped with hearts from the Crafters Companion set - Love. They were heat embossed with black glitter embossing powder. I also punched out some hearts from black glitter card - well there weren't nearly enough hearts yet!!! The ribbon was from a pound shop!!!

Here is a closeup.............

Please visit the rest of the Dream Team for some more fabulous inspiration - their links are on my sidebar.

Here are the challenges I am entering:-

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Valentine,

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Love/Valentine,

Creatalicious Challenge - Valentine and ribbon,

Crafty Creations - Let's heat it up - heat embossing,

Delightful Sketches - Have a heart,

Mark's Finest Paper - Valentine,

Passion for Promarkers - Let It Shine,

Meljens Challenge - Hearts,

My Time To Craft - Embossing dry or heat,

Magnolia Down Under - Embossing dry/heat,

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Glitter,

Totally Gorjuss - As you like it, and,

Totally Tilda Challenge - Tilda with loads of hearts.

I look forward to seeing your hearty creations, let me know you visited.


Sunday, 30 January 2011

"Lasting Memories" Layout Challenge #23

Lasting Memories

My the weeks are flying by, January is nearly over! So it is Sunday and time for another "Lasting Memories" Layout Challenge. Before I tell you what it is I would like to thank those who took part with our Stamp Away challenge, we had some fantastic entries - pop over to the "Lasting Memories" blog to find out who made the top three. This week we have a sketch for you ...........................

.....................and I flipped it over to produce this.......................

As usual I have used Digital Scrapbook Artist to make my layout. The subject is our cat, Poodle, who is a cheeky little thing. She is 15 but acts a lot younger and definately likes to eye up the birds!! Our neighbour cut down his tree in the summer and Poodle has used the stump to get just that little bit closer to our feathered friends. Needless to say none landed as she was rather obvious!!!

I look forward to seeing what you make of the sketch and please check out my team mates for some more inspiration, their links are on my left sidebar.

Just a few challenges to enter:-

Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics,

Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Anything Goes plus some cute animal, and,

Everybody Art - My favourite things - cat and digital scrapbooking (to name a couple).

See you soon. Hugs.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

"Lasting Memories" Layouts Challenge #22

Lasting Memories

Happy Sunday to you all and hope you are all well. A week has passed and we have another great challenge for you at "Lasting Memories" Layout Challenges .

We would like you to Stamp Away - use your favourite stamp on your layout.
Now as you know I am a digital scrapper so I have two layouts to show you using my favourite range of stamps - Magnolia. I have used the Sleeping Baby  Tilda stamp - thank you Dawn for sending it to me.
This first one is the digital layout with a photo image of the stamp, I had coloured and glittered, on the layout.

This next one ...................

............. is where I printed the layout and then stuck the image on. Here is a closeup of the image itself, coloured with watercolours and glittered.

I am also loving the process of sorting through all my digital photos. It is bringing back so many memories of my two girls when they were babies. I love these because I managed to get similar poses but I think you can tell by the expressions that one is slightly older and stronger and giggling!!!!

Please check out my teammates for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.

I have just a few challenges to enter:-

Totally Tilda - Baby Baby (using certain baby images),

Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes,

Wee memories - Free your creativity,

Creative Belli Challenge - Things with P (mine is pink and pretty),

Do You Stack Up - Pink,

Cute Card Thursday - Your choice os a 1,2,3 recipe (mine is 1 Ribbon, 2 Tags and 3 Babies), and,

Totally Papercrafts - Hearts.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Friday, 21 January 2011

18th Birthday Card

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear Dragonlady!!!!! Happy Birthday to me!!

Sorry just had to do that - saddo eh!!

I am not very good at boys/mens cards. This one took a long time to develop but I am pleased with the result. My second cousin will be celebrating his 18th next week so I wanted to do something a bit different.  Funny though I was so sure he was 15 last year - how does that work???

I have used a few buttons and some card candy - which has come in very useful recently. A lovely key charm and a dog button. The letters were from a Daisytrail kit called - At The Zoo cut out and stuck on!!!!!

Any good idea for presents for an 18 year old?

Just a few challenges to enter -

One Stop Craft - Male card,

Pile It On - Anything Goes,

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Extra large card (mine is 6" by 8"),

Charisma Challenge - Magic Numbers, and,

Delightful Sketches - Celebration.

Thank you for visiting, let me know you popped by as I do love reading your comments.


Thursday, 20 January 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #20 Use the word "Love"

Another fortnight has flown by and another difficult decision has been made. Please check out the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog to see who won and got the top 3 positions. Thank you to everyone who played along with us.

Our next challenge is to use the word "Love" in your sentiment. All in good time for Valentines day. We are being sponsored by

who kindly sent us some images to use - check out their shop here. My card uses Loving Hug - I really liked how this turned out too.

I even had some sunshine to take the picture. I have used a Spellbinder label to make the frame and added silver candy to the corners. The swirls are made from a Marianne Designs Creatables die called Frame and Swirls. I embossed the purple card with the swiss dots folder and cut it out using some scalloped scissors.

The image is coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is from Patchwork Polly - Julie Stamp I distressed it around the edges after cutting it out with another Spellbinder die. The paper is from Polka Doodles - one of the CDs - Sundae of Seasons. The flowers are from my stash as was the brad.

Please check out the rest of the teams creations - their links are on my right sidebar.

Just a few challenges to enter!!!

Totally Papercrafts - Happy Birthday,

Fairy Tale Challenge- Flowers,

Pile It On - Anything Goes,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Polka Dots,

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Pastel Colours,

Paper Playtime - Use the word "love",

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Anything Goes,

The Sweet Stop - Sketch with twist of dry embossing,

Creative Craft World - Cute and cuddly,

Stamping Vacation - Light blue and light purple,

Totally Gorjuss - Cuddly, and,

Saturday Challenge - With Love.

Please let me know you have popped by, I would love to know what you think.


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Wonderful News

I had an email from Susie a couple of days ago and guess what ...................... she asked me to join the DT at Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog. So in no seconds flat I said yes - of course - well its a no brainer. I start with the next challenge, and I am so pleased to be joining such a talented team.

Susie also has her own shop where she sells die cuts and a few other things - you must check it out here.

See you soon.

Oh and before I forget - it means I will be playing along side my bestest crafting buddy - Dawn AKA Craftykitten and it is her Birthday today  - Happy Birthday hunny - hope you had a wonderful day and lots of goodies to unwrap and play with.


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Lasting Memories Layouts Challenge #21 Recipe Time

Lasting Memories

I would firstly like to say a big thank you to those who joined in with our Show your style challenge. It was lovely to see some new Scrappers out there - like myself. Check out the "Lasting Memories" blog to see who the winner and top 3 are.

This week our challenge is a recipe

1 Ribbon
2 Buttons
3 Colours

Here is my digital layout for some inspiration

I have used Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 along with several Daisytrail kits and a Just So Scrappy kit called Who's At The Zoo. The image is one I found by googleing Snow Leopard as along with the Tiger it is one of my favourite Big Cats.

Please check out my team mates blogs for some more inspiration - their links are in my sidebar.

Here are the challenges I am entering:-

The Crazy Challenge - Animals,

Papertake Weekly - Winter scenes/icy colours,

Winter Wonderland - Paws for thought, and,

Delicious Doodles - Three colours.

Please let me know if you have visited by leaving a comment - I alway enjoy reading them.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Let's Ink It Up DT Call

Calling all rubber and clear stampers are you interested in joining us at Let's Ink It Up? Please check out the Let's Ink It Up Challenge blog for all the details.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Glittery prize

German Glitter Crystals  Give Away January with a Great Set of our Five new Glitter Crystals.

These are a different look from their standard glass glitter, Translucent Glass Glitter Crystals! This is what their glass glitter looks like without it's sterling silver coating. Use to layer over other colors or use on a white or light background for a pure, pastel color!

This Give Away for one week, so get your comments in to make sure you are in the running for this really nice set! The winner will get a package that include a generous amount of EACH of our five Glitter Crystals.

If you want a chance of winning a set of these crystal glitters then check out Everything Glittery site.

Good Luck

Monday, 10 January 2011

The Stampman Favourite project of 2010

I have finally chosen my favourite project for this challenge at -The Stamp Man. It was a very difficult decision for me but here it is......................

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

I think I have a thing about Halloween as the close second card was one as well!!!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

"Lasting Memories" Challenge #20 and Blog Hop

Lasting Memories

Good morning and welcome to our blog hop! You should have arrived at my blog after visiting Sue so welcome.

To allow each of the new DT members to really introduce themselves, this week's challenge is sweet and simple..."show us YOUR personal style"! What do you love to incorporate into your layouts? Is it colours, die cuts, embellishments, simplicity?? We can't wait to see your creativity.

So what is my style you ask - I have only been scrapbooking for 6 months after having bought Digital Scrapbook Artist 2. So yes you guessed it I am a digital scrapbooker. My layouts tend to incorporate pictures of my children and occasionally I will add a stamped image.

Here is the layout I have made for this blog hop.

I have used Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 and a digikit from Daisytrail to make my page and what I think is a beautiful picture of my youngest daughter concentrating for once!!!!

To be considered for Top 3, all you have to do is link your creation below before Saturday, Jan 8 @ 9pm EST! Top 3 and new challenge will be posted on Sunday @ 8am. Your next stop is Lauren so hop on over and see what her style is.

Here is a list of the order in case you get lost

Ali that's me!

I look forward to seeing your style and visiting a lot of new sites to me - scrapbookers!!

Just a couple of challenges for this layout:-

Papercrafting Journey - Digital, and,

Paper Playtime - Faces on your project.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #8 Anything Goes

I hope you didn't miss us too much. I know I was very glad of the break, things get so hectic over the holiday period. New year, new logo and new look blog at Let's Ink It Up - what do you think - I love it. So without further ado welcome to our first challenge of 2011. It's a nice easy one to get you into the swing of things so to speak!


Our sponsor for this challenge is Make It Crafty who are offering the winner a stamp of your choice.

So here is my DT card something clean and simple but with a new technique for me.

 The new technique is on my label - I saw it demonstrated by Sue (the lovely American lady) on a Spellbinders show and wanted to try it. Basically you put little torn stripes of low tack tape over a piece of card, overlapping them to add the texture. You then cover the whole area with a distress ink of your choice - mine was Dusty Concord - then cover with clear embossing powder and heat. I am very pleased with the result - what do you think? Here is a closeup.........................

The image is from Rachel Miller (I think - if you know better let me know) I have had it for some time and finally got round to inking it up colouring with Promarkers - I love how it turned out. The shaped corners are from the Spellbinders Shapeability - Fanciful Holiday - the cast offs!!!!! I then used a ribbon I purchased at the NEC in November from Crafty Ribbons - they have a fabulous range please check them out. The words around the outside are from a brand new purchase - Trago Mills (Newton Abbot) sells them at a very reasonable price and they have a 15% off sale at the moment (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday in January) - Woodland Folk Perfect Day.

Please check out my talented team mates for some more inspiration, their links are on my sidebar.

Now just a few challenges to enter:-

Pile It On - Brand Spanking New (new stamp and new technique),

Paper Sundaes - Something New,

The Crazy Challenge - All things new,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Newest stamp (I know it is only a sentiment so if this does not qualify remove the link),

The Creative Cottage - Something new (new stamp and new technique),

Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes,

Paperplay - Clean and simple (this is for me!),

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - It's all new to me,

Stampin B's - Old favourite (my nestabilities) and brand new (sentiment)

Delicious Doodles - New (new technique).

Friday, 7 January 2011

I have some news!!!!!

The fantastic Karen at "Lasting Memories" Layout Challenges asked me to join her DT - how fantastic is that. Of course I said yes!! I can't believe I was asked to join a Scrapbooking Challenge site - as most of my regular followers will know I have only recently started digital Scrapbooking - so I was surprised and honoured.

Check out the challenge blog and my fellow team mates. Also have a go at some Scrapbooking with me and enjoy the journey as I learn a new craft.

Hugs to you all 

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #19

Wow everyone, you certainly did us proud with so many fabulous entries to our Anything Goes challenge and DT call. Check out the Aud Sentiments blog to see our winners, Top 3 and new DT members.

Our first challenge of the new year is to use a TWO WORD SENTIMENT and we are being sponsored by Robyns Fetish.

Here is my card using one of Robyns images - Angie Angel and some papers too.

The light is terrible at the moment so I am not happy with the picture but not a lot I can do about it -grrrr!!!!
I have done a bit of paper piecing with her dress and coloured the rest of her with Promarkers.

Please check out my team mates creations, their links are on my left sidebar.

Just a few challenges for this one:-

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Flowers,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes,

Lothian Crafts Online - Anything Goes,

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes, and

Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Let's Party and Happy New Year everyone!

Happy New Year to you all - sorry I am a day late but life got in the way - nothing serious just playing with the children. 

I would like to say thank you to be best crafting friend for this lovely image - hope I have done it justice Dawn. I am rather partial to Lili of the Valley images (the shop is closed at the moment so I can't link to the image) and am currently awaiting their new release next week - the 11th I think.
So I coloured this beauty with my Promarkers and decided to join in with a colour challenge using a combo I haven't done yet - Pink, red and white.

I used my Spellbinders Labels 15 to make a frame in red card - decorated with tiny pink pearls. Oh and the pink feather is one of my daughters that was on the way to the bin!!! - great left over!!! The ribbon ensemble was a purchase from the Christmas isle - something new that was too good to use on presents!!! - how sad is that. The papers were some I printed off a Crafters Companion CD Rom and put in a folder for later - note to self write the name of the CD on the back of the paper. The sentiment was made using Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 - playing around and came up with this.

I am going to enter the following challenges:-

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes,

I Love Promarkers - Anythoing Goes,

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Pearls,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Let's Party,

Little Red Wagon - Leftovers,

Stampavie and More - Red,

Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge - New plus ribbons (my image and the ribbon ensemble is new,

Truly Scrumptious - Sketch and frame it,

Colour Create Challenge - Pink, Red and White,

By The Cute and Girly - Bling It On,

Sew Many Challenges - New Things (my image and ribbon), and,

Marks Finest Paper - New Somethings (see above).

Hugs to you all.