Monday, 31 October 2011

The Stamping Boutique - Whimsical creation!

Happy Halloween again, just wanted to let you know that The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring a couple of challenges this week.
The challenge at The Secret Crafter Staurday Challenge which is Spooky or Whimsical and also...

The Sweet Stampin Challenge which is Anything Goes.

I have used the digi stamp called Dilly-dally.......

and here it is.....

I have used crayons and some Sakura Stardust gel pens. I decided it should be really colourful. The border is from Spellbinders - Big Scalloped border grand - using some scrap card from a paper pack.
The flowers were mainly from Papermania and brads from my stash. The swirl leaf is a Marianne Designs creatable in green glitter card.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:- 

Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes,

One Stop Craft Challenge - No Sentiment,

Saturday Challenge - Halloween or Whimsical,

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Goes,

Wee Memories - Brads, buttons or bows,

Card Makin' Mamas - Cut It Out (Die Cuts),

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes,

Paper Crafting Journey - Use a digi, and,

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes.

Let me know what you think and please check back tomorrow for a different type of giveaway.


And the winner is.............

Happy Halloween everyone, hope you are all ready for the Tirck or Treaters tonight!!!

So without further ado here is the winner of  my 300 Follower candy.....

after removing those of you who failed to follow the rules.....

the winner is......


...which is....


Congratulations, could you please contact me to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who joined in.


Sunday, 30 October 2011

My 300 Follower Candy


This is my 300 follower candy to say thank you for joining me on my blogger journey. If it wasn't for your support and kindness I would have stopped ages ago.

I have included the following:-

2 x Glitter bottles Yellow and Orange,
Approx 10 metres of American seem binding
34 self adhesive glitter flowers
20 Papermania Kraft tags 2 sizes
20 Papermania White tags 2 sizes
12 Papermania pink flowers
12 Papermania white roses
6 lilac roses from Quixotic Paperie

As my candy ends in time for Halloween I will enclose something appropriate for the season!


1. Please complete Mr Linky below (hopefully I have done this right but if not just leave a comment!)
2. Please advertise the candy in a post or on your sidebar - the more the merrier. 
3. As this is a follower candy then you will have to be a follower.
 I will warn you however, if you leave me after the candy I will send my evil henchmen to deal with you!
Hope that didn't scare you too much!

4. The candy will run until 30th October 9pm (GMT).
5. The winner will be announced on Halloween some time during the day!!!
6. Enjoy!!!!


Friday, 28 October 2011

Tilda in Black!!

Hi there everyone. I think this may have to be my last Halloween card this year. I still haven't managed to get all the images I stamped coloured and made into cards - all the more for next year!!!
I have just managed to get this card finished although the original idea was nothing like the finished result!!!
I have used a combination of stamps - obviously a Magnolia one - Tilda with Spiderweb coloured with watercolours. The border was an Inkadinkadoo stamp called All Hallows Eve then the ribbon was stamped with a sentiment from a Penny Black set Spooky and the bat and spiders on the ribbon are from a set called Pumpkin and Aubergine at Halloween. Finally the sentiment along the bottom right is from a House Mouse set called House Mouse Halloween. The paper was made using Craft Artist some time ago so I can't remember where the image came from.

I am entering the following challenges:-

Paperplay Challenge - Halloween/Witches,

Rainbow Ladys Challenge - Boo - Spooks and Witches,

Some Odd Girl Challenge - Black and White image,

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Hubble, bubble toil and trouble,

My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Spooky Time,

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes,

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Trick or Treat,

The Craft Room Challenge - Black and White,

Dutch Magnolia Lovers - Sketch,

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Halloween,

Gingerloft - Halloween/Fall,

Magnolia Down Under - Getting Punchy/Die Cuts,

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Black,

Sentimental Sundays - Halloween,

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Trick or Treat, and,

Crafty Catz Challenge - Halloween.

Please let me know what you think and don't forget you still have time to join in with my candy here.

Hugs to all

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #40 A Funny Card

Hi everyone and welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments. We had a wonderful turn out for our Winter theme last fortnight so don't forget to check out the blog to see who won and the top 3.

For this fortnight we are sponsored by

and the prize is............... as you may or may not know they have a fantastic line of very humorous images so with that in mind our challenge this time is..............

A Funny Card (obviously including a sentiment).

Here is mine...............

I actually have it in mind for my Aunty and Uncle - they are wonderful together and my Aunty particularly has the perfect sense of humour for this card.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and I have mounted it on some papers from the Polka Doodles CDRom - Double Sprinkle Of Kraft. I have used some Kraft paper and the Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots for the other background. All papers are edged with Walnut Stain distress ink. The heart shape is an X-cut die - Scalloped Heart which I have made into a tag. I have used American Seam binding for the ribbon and bow and fibres to hang the tag.

Please check out my teammates for some more fantastically funny inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.
Challenges I am entering

Mojo Monday - Sketch

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes,

Craft Your Passion - Get Krafty,

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes

The Kraft Journal Challenge - Make it Monday with kraft,

One Stitch At A Time - Emboss it,

Kenny K's Kraft Girlz - Get Dotty

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Stamping Boutique Challenge #18 Spooky Halloween

Hi everyone, gosh two posts in two days what is wrong with me......must be the school holidays!!!! Although I am not part of the Challenge Design team at The Stamping Boutique I love Halloween so thought I would join in with some more inspiration. I have used Cynthia Fairy's Halloween Social digi .......................

............which is currently on special offer as are all the Halloween digis at the moment - until 31st October 2011.

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

and a closeup of the image.....................

So as you can see I have made an easel card. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and added glitter to her wings and the spiders web. The toadstool has some white gel on it . I have also done some faux stitching around all the papers in both black and white pen...........I felt like doodling!!!!! I also used the fabulous papers from Bearly Mine Design and also here. The black curly bits at the bottom are from a Spellbinder shapeability called Fanciful Holiday and the spider and bats are from a Cuttlebug folder called Halloween.

Can't wait to see all your Halloween projects.

I am also entering the following challenges:-

Crafty Boots Challenge - Autumn/Halloween,

Gingerloft Challenge - Haloween/Fall,

Hooked On Craft Challenge - Something Spooky,

Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween/Fall,

Pollycraft Monday - Spooky Goings On,

Sentimental Sundays - Halloween,

Allsorts - Halloween,

Alphabet Challenge - S for soon to be Halloween,

Raise The Bar - Orange and Black,

Paperplay Challenge - Use Black,

Crafting For All Seasons - Halloween/colour challenge,

Divas By Design - Something Spooky,

Inky Impressions Challenge - Trick or Treat:Halloween spooky, and,

Stampavie and More - Halloween 

Happy Halloween

Monday, 24 October 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #101 So Charming

Hi everyone and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Die Cut Dreams. Firstly, thank you to everyone who joined in with our Poem challenge last fortnight. I am sorry if I didn't get round to commenting on them all but I have just got back from a weekend away in Cornwall - and it looks like my timing was perfect as there are several severe weather warnings there and also in Devon - where I live!!!

Our challenge is.................


Please use at least one metal charm on your creation.

This weeks Prizeis from,  Lynne our Lovely friend and owner of the great on-line craft shop Crafts 4 you is sponsoring this challenge and the prize is................

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

I have used one of the images from Sugar Nellie called Titania and here is a closeup

I have used Aquamarkers to colour her and added plenty of bling everywhere. I have used some paper from Summer Driggs called Winter Wonderland and then used the Cuttlebug embossing folder - Snowflakes. The sentiment is from Docrafts called Penelope and Percy Christmas Greetings. Everything else is from my stash - I think the silver ricrac was a feebie on a magazine a couple of years ago!!!

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

Most importantly - have fun!
I would like to enter the following challenges:-
The Corrosive Challenge - Flying Things,

Scrappy Frog Challenge - Something that flies,

Totally Gorjuss - Pastel Christmas,

Crafts4Eternity - Metal Embellishment,

Frosted Design - Fancy trim (ric rac),

Jingle Belles Rock Challenge - Softly Falling Snow,

ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unused stash,

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

Don't forget to check out my candy too.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Happy Halloween for The Stamping Boutique

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. Now The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge at the The Crazy Challenge. They are asking for Halloween projects so I am using .........

........Haunted Bird House..... which is currently on offer as there is 35% off all Halloween images at The Stamping Boutique until 31/10/11.

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

I have used a paper from Bearly Mine Designs - it was a freebie and I think they are fantastic. I have used my Spellbinders Labels 1 to make a shaped card and the image is on the Large Labels. I have used Promarkers to colour it in. Before I printed the card out I used VTKS Dear Love font for the "Happy Halloween" sentiment.

I am entering the following challenges:-

The Corrosive Challenge - Flying Things,

Dream valley Challenge - Halloween,

Gingerloft Challenge - Halloween/Fall,

Here Come the Boys - Male Halloween card,

Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Something that Flies,

Challenge Up Your Life - Halloween,

One Stop Craft Challenge - Halloween,

Card Makin Mamas - Halloween,

Fussy and Fancy Fridays - Halloween,

The Poodles Parlour - Spooky Halloween,

Simon Says Challenge - Goth/Halloween, and,

Stamp Fairy Challenge - Spooky, Scary or Fun Halloween.

Let me know what you think and don't forget to join in with my Candy.


Thursday, 13 October 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #39 Winter Card

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. As you are reading this I am just finishing my first week in a new job. It was not my choice as my previous place of work is due for closure and the same type of job was not available in travelling distance. Having said that it would appear that I have landed on my feet - I have been job shadowing and have thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Anyway on to the next challenge at Aud Sentiments and we would like you to use.

Winter Sentiments.

We are sponsored by

and the winner will receive.....

... how great is that.

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

I have used the Little Festive Robins which have been coloured with watercolours. The papers are from the Polka Doodles CDrom Magical Winter, they have been distressed and inked. The ribbon is from my stash - green with a thinner gold sparkly ribbon on top. I have used the Hero Arts Dotty Flowers to make my flower - I stamped on to old book paper and used TH distress inks and used a brad for the centre.

Have fun with the challenge and please check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.
I am entering the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamps and Show - Things with Wings,
Christmas Inspirations - Flowers/ Birds,
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes + Sentiment,
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes, and,
Polks Doodles Challenge - Handmade flowers,


Monday, 10 October 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #100 A Poem

OMG what amazing entries to our recipe last fortnight - you obviously like that colour combo. Check out the Die Cut Dreams challenge blog to see who won and who the DT picked as their top 3.
This fortnight we would like you add a poem to your creation.
Our very own boss lady Susie Sugar is giving the lucky winner this set of Tibetan charms.

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

and a closeup of my poem

The poem and snowman are from an Aspects of Design stamp sheet called Snowy Christmas. The snow flakes are from the Spellbinder Shapeability Create A Flake 1. I have used TH distress ink Tumbled glass to edge everything. The background paper is from a Summer Driggs kit called Winter Wonderland - just love her stuff. I have also glittered the snowflakes and the edges of the poem and image - doesn't show up too well though. I have also used a new tool which puts handy little holes regularly around the edges - or wherever I want - a bit like a perforator!!!! It is by EK Success but I can't find it anywhere! 
Please check out my teammates for some more inspiration - their links are in my left sidebar.
I would like to enter the following challenges:-

I Did it Creations, One Stitch at a Time, and One Stop Craft Challenge all have an Anything Goes theme, and Saturday Challenge is Anything Goes plus sparkle,

Little Claire's Design - Christmas,

Bah Humbug - Glitz and Glitter,

Crafty Anns Challenge - Inspired by a Christmas Song,

Flower Stamper - Christmas, and,

Just Add Ink - Use a die cut.

I look forward to seeing your creations and have fun.


Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Stamping Boutique - Princess Jennifer Latte Breast Cancer Awareness

Hi everyone, I think I am on a bit of a roll as far as creating goes at the moment - mind you it does help that I had last week off!!! I have just managed to finish another fantastic image from The Stamping Boutique and she is called Princess Jannifer Latte Breast Cancer Awareness and here she is.........

..............and just to add that The Stamping Boutique is one of the many sponsors at the Link Up For Pink Linking Party.

Here is the card I have made......................

and a closeup..............

Princess Jennifer latte has been coloured with Promarkers and then I have added pink and clear glitter everywhere possible!!! I have used the Spellbinders Label 17 and the paper is from a Polka Doodles CD Rom (to be found later!). I have layered pink organza and satin ribbon together for a thicker bow. The little butterfly is from an Aspects of Design sheet by Kay Carley called Flitters and Flutters - I have embossed it with silver embossing powder and coloured it with Sakura Strardust gel pens. Finally, the sentiment is from a Papermania stamp set called Honey and hugs (can't find a link anywhere sorry).

I am going to enter the following challenges:-

Guylous Inimitability Challenge - Breast Cancer Awareness,

Jellypark Challenge - Breast Cancer awareness and a pink ribbon,

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Think Pink for breast Cancer awareness,

Inky Impressions - Let's show some support,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sparkle and Bling,

Touched by a Butterfly - First annual link up for pink,

Celebrate the Occasion - Breast Cancer Awareness,

Party Time Tuesdays - Shaped cards/Breast Cancer Awareness,

The Crazy Challenge - Think Pink, and,

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to leave me a comment.


Friday, 7 October 2011

The Stamping Boutique Newsletter Issue 11 out now

Please check it out. You can sign up for the newsletter here and you will receive a freebie.

I have used it here..................

I have used Promarkers to colour the image and used some lovely glitter to make it even yummier. The ribbon is actually American Seam binding with a touch of distress ink. I have used papers from Summer Driggs called Golden Sunshine and cut them using the Spellbinder Labels 17 and added a chipboard tag from my stash.

So why not pop over to The Stamping Boutique shop to see what other fantastic images are available.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Paperplay Challenges - Autumnal Colours,

Crafting for all Seasons Fall flowers/Pumpkins,

Crafts and Me - Use a digi,

Little Darlings Challenge - Fall/Halloween,

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle and Bling,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes,

The Shabby Tearoom - Shabby Autumn (photo inspiration),

Stamps R Us - Autumn/Fall, and,

Bows and Berries - Inspiration picture.

Have fun everyone.


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Isabella again!

Hi everyone, hope all is well in blogland. I am really loving this little faerie from The Emerald Faerie Garden  - Isabella. I have coloured her with Promarkers and used an Xcut Circle nesting die to cut her out. I inked around the edge with distress ink. The sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp which incidently is being sponsored by Tracey at The Stamping Boutique - my new DT. The sketch is here..............

I have used papers from the First Edition pack called Sweet Owl - the triangles and pink polka dots. I have matted the polka dot paper onto Kraft card and the bottom tag is also made from kraft. The sentiment is from  Lili of the Valley a set called Inspirational Sentiments.
Here is a closeup of the card...........

The flowers were from my stash with a jewel brad from Papermania. The leaves were from a punch - can't find a link to it sorry, and the swirls are from a Mariannes Design Creatables - Frame and swirls - cut out of pink glitter card. I have also glittered the faeries and butterflies wings.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:-

Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge - Punches/Die Cuts,

Crafts and Me - Use a digi,

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Punches/Die cuts,

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

My Mums Craft Shop - All Creatures Great and Small,

Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes,

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle and Bling,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes plus optional punches, and,

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch.

Let me know what you think and don't forget to join in with my 300 follower candy you can find it here.