Monday, 30 January 2012

Die Cut Dreams Final Challenge Pink, Red and Hearts.


Yes, you did read it right - it is the last challene at Die Cut Dreams - sad to say. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team - such a fantastic bunch of ladies and so talented.
Thank you so much to everyone who played in our Sympathy challenge over the last 2 weeks your entries were totally stunning - please visit the Die Cut Dreams Challenge blog to see who one and the top picks.

Our final challenge is

PINK, RED AND HEARTS.

This fortnights challenge is being sponsored by Crimson Cloud

who are giving the winner some die cuts. Why not check out the site to see what goodies they have in store at Crimson Cloud. You collect loyalty points with any purchase and they have a sale at the moment too.

Here is my card for some inspiration sorry about the photo though it is red and pink believe me!!!


The papers are from a Debbie Moore CDrom - Shabby Chic. I have punched out flower shapes and layered them up using the same papers. Tilda is coloured with pink waterclour crayons and has a glittery pink belt. I have distressed the edges of the papers with Walnut Stain distress ink. The hearts were cut using a couple of X-Cut dies.

Here is a closeup...


Please remember to check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are in my left sidebar. The sentiment is from the same DebbieMoore Cd.

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


Totally Tilda Challenge - Pink and Red Valentines card plus Magnolia stamp,

Allsorts Challenge - One or more hearts,

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge - Sweet Crazy Valentine,

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Valentines, and,

Craft Us Crazy Challenge - Valentines Day.

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Have fun

hugs

Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Do You Stack Up and C.R.A.F.T Challenges


Hi everyone it's Thursday and this is my second post of the day - if blogger is working properly as I am at work!!  If you would like the chance to win some fabulous digis,  The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenges at Do You Stack Up where they would like to see ribbon and C.R.A.F.T where they want a digi, ribbon and buttons.

I have used the gorgeous image called Inspire digital stamp


and I was inspired by a magazine called Scrap 365 - one of the articles had the buttons etc on a canvas but I decided to make a card..........


and here is a closeup......

The image has been coloured with Sakura Stardust pens and water. I have done the paint under the buttons using Inktense watercolour crayons and plenty of water and a bit of puff!!! The ribbon at the bottom is American seam binding which has been coloured in the same way as has the butterfly border. I hope it has brightened your day up a bit.

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

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Digital image, ribbon and buttons,

Do You Stack Up - Ribbons,

Moving Along with the Times - Blooming Marvelous,

Dutch Dare Challenge - Buttons Galore,

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes, and

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes.

Let me know what you think.

Hugs

Aud Sentiments Challenge #46 More Inspiration


Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to some more inspiration for the current challenge at Aud Sentiments  which you can find here. It is ....

USE THE WORD LOVE ON YOUR CREATION.

We are being sponsored by Mami Doodles


Here is my creation...........


and another view....


to show the depth. I have used Craftartist to get the design sorted but then printed the letters out twice to do the decoupage. They are from a Crafters Companion CD rom (sorry can't remember which one). I have coloured the mice with watercolour crayons and shaped them. Easy peasy really.

Please check out my fellow team mates for all their inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.

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

Card Cupids - Valentines,

Dream Valley Challenge - Animals,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes,

Sweet Stamps Challenge - Love,

Cupcake Crafts Challenge - All you need is love,

Paper Pretties Challenge - Valentines project,

Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Love,

Poodles Parlour Challenge - Valentines/Love,

Simply Create Too - Love is in the air, and,

Wags n Whiskers Challenge - Valentines/Love.

I look forward to seeing your creations - I have already seen some crackers.

Hugs

Monday, 23 January 2012

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring The Crazy Challenge


Hi everyone, hope the weather is as nice where you are - yes I can actually say  hello from sunny Devon!  Anyway, if you fancy the chance to win some fabulous digis,  The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge at The Crazy Challenge. They would like to see your.............

VINTAGE CREATIONS............

I have used the beautiful new Bird Cage digi........


........it spoke Vintage to me and here is my card..............


and here is a close up......


Now the pictures aren't perfect as I am still playing with my new camera which is not a straightforward point and shoot one!!! I have coloured the image with watercolour crayons to blend in with the DP......which is the Welcome Home Collection from Bo Bunny. I have also used some lace and a couple of Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bird Flourishes cut from the Bo Bunny coordinating paper and distressed. The corners are made from acetate - a candy win from Brenda - thanks hun.

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

The Crazy Challenge - Vintage,

Pile It On - Lace,

Wild Orchid Challenge - Creature comforts,

Scrappy Frogs - Lace,

Sentimentsl Sundays - Die Cuts,

Marks Finest Papers - Brithday Card,

Crop Stop Challenge - Vintage,

Delightful Challenge - Vintage/Distressed, and,

Moving Along with the Times - Things with wings.

Have fun

hugs

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Stamping Boutique Challenge #24 Die Cuts


Hi everyone, welcome to another challenge at The Stamping Boutique Challenge which is all about Due Cuts!! Easy peasy then just get out all your die cuts and have fun.

I am using one of my favourites again -  the image called Owl.............


so cute and here is my card.....


I must apologise for the photos, my regular readers will kow my camera has gone wrong so a new one is on its way - just in time for my Birthday.

Here is a closeup of the tag.............


He has been coloured with my ever present Promarkers. I am so pleased with these Fancy tags two die cuts from Spellbinders, I love the ornate look. I have used my Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the tag, before I took the die cut off and then threaded some pink ribbon through the holes. I have also used the distress ink around the edges of my DP which is from First Editions and is called Sweet Owl. Apart from the tag the rest of my pieces have been cut using the Spellbinders die Labels 8.

Have fun and can't wait to see what you create and don't forget to check out The Stamping Boutique Challenge blog for some more inspiration.

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

The Ribbon Reel Challenge - Pink, Polka Dots(dp behind the owl), ribbon and photo inspiration,

Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes,



One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and ribbon,

Hanna and Friends - Easel card, and,

Gingersnap Creations - Spicy supply challenge - ribbon.

Big hugs to you all

Monday, 16 January 2012

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #106 Sympathy


Thank you so much to everyone who played in our White only challenge over the last 2 weeks your entries were totally stunning - please visit the Die Cut Dreams Challenge blog to see who one and the top picks.

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So, onto the new challenge here at Die Cut Dreams
and this time the challenge is:
SYMPATHY
(Not cards most of us would choose to make but let's face it we all need one at some point!)
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Closing date 29 January 2012 : 12:00 Midday (GMT)
This weeks Prize
A MYSTERY PACK OF DIE CUT DREAMS DIE CUTS
(Kindly donated by the lovely Susie Sugar)

I decided to finally make use of a CDrom I bought ages ago - Me To You. The images are so cute and although this was not meant to be a sympathy image I think it works perfectly.


and here is a closeup


trying to show the layers in the decoupage. The only other thing I have added is some distress ink around the edges of the die cuts.

I look forward to seeing your creations.

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

I would like to enter this card at the following challenges........

Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes,

One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes,


Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with blue,

Alphabet Challenge - Y for you can choose,

Moving Along with the Times - Spots and/or stripes,

Simon Says Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes, and,

Papertake Weekly - Die Cute Special.

Please don't forget to leave me a message when you visit - if you can as I know I am having problems leaving them!!!!

Hugs

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Lili of the Valley Mega Candy


Hurry, hurry you don't have long to join in with the Mega Candy at Lili of the Valley just check out the Ideas to Inspire blog to find out the rules.

Good Luck

Hugs


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge #45 more inspiration


Hi everyone, it is a New Year at Aud Sentiments and as I am now on Team B I am here to provide you more inspiration for our current challenge which you can find here. It is ....

ANYTHING SENTIMENT BUT YOU MUST USE YOUR SCRAPS

We are sponsored by Floppy Latte Designs


and here is my card using one of their images......


I basically copied the image three times and then decoupaged it up. I have coloured it using my Sakura Stardust gel pens and if you click on the image you may get a better view BUT my camera is playing up and the eagle eyed amongst you will notice the lines across the picture. It means a new camera so I would be grateful for any recommendations.

The sentiment and dragonflies are from a Kay Carley stamp sheet Flitters and Flutters and the border across the middle was made using an Xcut butterfly punch.

Please check out my fellow team mates for their inspiration - their links are in my left sidebar.

I would also like to welcome two new team members .....

Krista and Wilma please check them out and give them some love - they will be up and running from our next challenge.

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

Bearly Mine Designs Challenge - Anything Goes,

Stamp and Create - Anything Goes,

2 Sisters Challenge - Things With Wings,

Creations by Gill M - 3D layered project, and,

Simply Create Too - more than 2 layers.

Hugs

Monday, 9 January 2012

Thank You


Finally a card made for me - well not actually to give to me but I have not done it for any of my DT positions!!!

Lots of blue, kraft card, Promarkers and distressing - oh and not forgetting my dear Tilda. I have used a new Spellbinder die I purchased before Christmas and some Papermania urban stamps also purchased recently.

Hope you like it.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-



Just Magnolia - Anything Goes,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - New Something (New stamps and Spellbinder)

Promarker Challenge - Thank You,


Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes,

Gingerloft Challenge - Anything Goes,

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Kraft paper,



2Sisters Challenge - Things with wings,



Penny's Challenge - Birds, and,

Flutterby Wednesdays - Open but must have a butterfly, angel or fairy.

Don't forget to let me know you have visited.

Hugs

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Promarker fans.................


.....................check out this fabulous candy on offer from Jules - you could win your choice of 20 Promarkers. So you can increase your colour range.

You have to be quick though as the candy ends at Midnight tonight.

So what are you waiting for pop over to Jules and see what you have to do.

Good Luck everyone.

Hugs


 

Monday, 2 January 2012

The Stamp Man's 3rd Annual Awards


Th Stamp Man are holding their 3rd Annual Awards Challenge. All you have to do is do a post about your favourite project of 2011.

Check out their post here for all the details.

Without further ado here is my favourite project for 2011............

actually quite a recent one.......


you can read more about it here.

I look forward to seeing everyone elses favourite project of the year.

Hugs

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #105 White on White.


Happy New Year everyone. I hope it brings you Health and Happiness and plenty of crafty stash!!!!!
Thank you so much to everyone who played in our Calendar challenge over the last 4 weeks your entries were totally stunning - please visit the Die Cut Dreams Challenge blog to see who one and the top picks.

This fortnights challenge is being sponsored by Crimson Cloud

who are giving the winner 3 packs of die cuts. Why not check out the site to see what goodies they have in store at Crimson Cloud. You collect loyalty points with any purchase and they have a sale at the moment too.

OK folks onto our new challenge and you must read this very carefully.....
The Challenge Theme.....
White on White
You can layer, use different textures, glitter, ribbon, flowers anything you like
But it must ALL be WHITE
so no colouring what so ever (that means no skin colour and no hair colour either and no green leaves on the flowers)
If you use anything other than WHITE I'm afraid you won't be entered for a chance to win the prize and your entry may be removed by our Entry Manager.


Hope you have understood because our entry manager is very strict.

Here is my card for some inspiration.......


It has been a challenge for me and most of the DT to get this right - please check out their blogs for some more stunning inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.
So as you can see white and glitter feature highly. I have also used a layer of white lace material I bought ages ago. The flower was made by just cutting out three different sized circles from Centura pearl snow white card, distressing the edges and glittering them. I have used a white pearl brad as the centre piece. The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp called Titania with no colour, just glitter. I have done a faux stitch around the edge of the card I stamper her on in glitter. I have used a Mariannes design die cut for the swirls and the tags are computer generated and have lots of - yes you guessed it - glitter!!!

I look forward to seeing your creations, and don't forget to have fun.

Hugs

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Emerald Faeries Challenge - Flourishes and swirls,

The Stampalot Challenge - Monchromatic,

Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes,

Sparkles Forum Challenge - Anything but a Christmas card,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes, and,

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes.