Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge

Hi everyone, I know yes it's me again with another challenge sponsored by The Stamping Boutique. This time it is the challenge at Fab 'n' Funky where there is an

I have used this really cute owl digi.

and here is my card........

I have coloured my owl with Promarkers and added a gem for her flower. The card has been inked over with Stormy sky and Milled lavendar distress inks. I then stamped a tree stamp from a Pilkington wood set in the same inks. The ribbon is from a christmas decorations section of a store. The flowers were from a candy I won some time ago with brads from my stash.  The sentiment is from a Buzzcraft stamp set called Paws for a Moment.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes,

Crafty Boots - Anything Goes,

Incy Wincy Designs - Trees,

Paper Playtime - Say it with sentiments,

The Ribbon Reel Challenge - Anything Goes,

Paperworks Co. - Recipe - Image, texture and two embellishments,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes,

Stampin Sisters in Christ - Birds, and,

Sketch Saturday - Sketch.

Please let me know that you have visited, I love to read your comments.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Stamping Boutique sponsors ICS Sketches

Hi everyone, hope all is well in blogland. Today The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Inspirational Card Sketches ................................

This weeks sketch is.............

I have chosen to use

I have coloured Mr Snowman with Promarkers and glittered the snow. The papers are from the Season's Greetings CD Rom from Artylicious. The backing card is a great blue glitter card. The swirly piece of card was done using a My Paper World stamp set called Letters and embellishments in blue ink. My sentiment was from a Cuttlebug embossing folder using pearl card and coloured with the TH distress ink Tumbled glass - I have used this around the edges of the paper too. I have done a faux stitch affect around the papers too using a blue Whispers marker.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:-

Gingerloft Challenge - Christmas and Winter,

Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland,

Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas,

Simply Create Too - All About Christmas,

Totally Papercrafts - Christmas,

Charisma Cardz - Snowflakes, and,

Just Inspirational Challenges - Photo inspiration.

Please let me know you have visited me.


Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Sugar Bowl - Gayle's Sketch

It isn't often that I manage to get around to a card for me but I had to have another go at The Sugar Bowl challenge this week. I have used the great sketch that Gayle has provided with a few extras!!!!

I have used the really cute Snowcouple called Christmas Garland - coloured with water colour crayons and added glitter. The papers are from a couple of First Edition paper packs called "Christmas Joy" and "Festive Treats".

here is a closeup for you......

I have also used some gems which are normally for table decoration! The punch is from Fiskars ( I think!) and it has punched through glitter card really well. Then I topped it with some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons another puschase from the NEC.
I am also entering the following challenges:-
Cupcake Craftroom - Sweet Christmas,

Totally Papercrafts - Christmas,

Party Time Tuesday - Snow us what you got, and,

Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas with Sparkle.

I look forward to your visit.


The Stamping Boutique Sponsors 2 Sisters

Hi everyone, hope all is well in blogland. Today The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the 2 Sisters Challenge blog.

Their challenge is HOLIDAYS and I have chosen to use

She has been coloured with Promarkers and mounted on papers from the Polka Doodles CDRom Magical Winter. I have added some bakers twine to the buttons and some American Seem binding to finish it off. All distressed with Walnut Stain distrress ink.

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

Dutch Dare Challenge - Also sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and they have a recipe challenge choose three of the following:-
-pattern papers
-rhinestones, brads, buttons, etc

Meljens Challenge - Twine/String,

Bah Humbug - Fabric (I have used American Seam Binding),

Sew Many Challenges - Twine,

Totally Papercrafts - Christmas

I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes,

Little Red Wagon Challenge - Christmas theme,

Craft Your Days Away - Buttons and Bows,

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Vintage and/or distressed,

Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas Time,

Everybody Art - Christmas card,

Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers

Shopping Our Stash - Christmas or Winter, and,

2 Sisters Challenge - Holiday theme.

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #42 Anything Holiday

Wow these weeks are flying by and it is time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our Give thanks challenge - there were so many entries!!

This fortnight our theme is ........


and we are being sponsored by one of my favourites Polka Doodles.

Here is my creation using the Magical Winter CDRom.

and on the inside

amd a closeup of the image...............

Please check out my fellow team mates (Team A) - their links are in my sidebar - for some more inspiration. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Daisy Doodles - Digital Christmas,

Shopping Our Stash - Christmas or Winter,

Little Red Wagon - Christmas,

Scrapbooking Sisters Christmas cards,

Stampavie and More - Anything But a Square,

Digital Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine, and,

Everybody Art Challenge - Christmas Card.

Have fun everyone, hugs

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

MyMemories Suite Winner

Happy wednesday morning to you - and boy has it turned chilly but the sun is shining so it is OK!!!!!!
But enough of the weather I am sure you are more interested in who has won my GIVEAWAY of the amazing My Memories Suite.

So without further ado the winner is..........



Linda Plus3

Congratulations, could you please contact me by 30th November 2011 so that I can let Liz know and so you can receive the code to download the full My Memories Suite.

Don't worry if you are not the winner because you can still use my code to
purchase the software here is my code.......


this code entitles you to $10 off the price of My Memories Suite plus a further $10 to spend in the store where there is a large choice of kits from many different designers and also some freebies too.
Happy crafting.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway

I was recently contacted by Liz from My Memories asking if I would like to host a giveaway for the My Memories Suite - a piece of digital software designed to help you create the most fantastic Scrapbook pages, cards, DVDs, calendars etc and comes highly recommended by Amazon. It is a fun and easy to use product and one of you could win the software free.

OK so here are the rules that have to be followed in order to be considered for the prize.

1.Please visit the MyMemories site and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then comment on my blog telling me about it.

2. Please mention this giveaway on your blog with a separate post or a link on your sidebar using the following picture..... If you don't have a blog mention on Facebook or twitter and let me know you have done that in the comments.

3. The closing date for my giveaway will be 22nd November 2011. The winner will need to contact me by 30th November 2011 so that I can let Liz know and so you can receive the code to download the full My Memories Suite.

Here is something I have made using the My Memories Suite.

This after I had dowloaded the suite and played for 5 minutes with my daughters having a fight in the background!!!!! Just with what you receive in the suite plus of course my own photo!
Now for some more play - this was after downloading a kit ....

and another 5 minutes play. You will love the results and can easily share them, print them or make them into DVDs - more play required for this!!
If you are interested in purchasing the software here is my code.......


this code entitles you to $10 off the price of My Memories Suite  plus a further $10 to spend in the store where there is a large choice of kits from many different designers and also some freebies too.
Here are a few links you may be intrested in and for more information.........

Good Luck everyone.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge # 103 Thank You with Circles

Hi everyone and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Die Cut Dreams. Firstly, thank you to everyone who joined in with our recipe challenge and blog hop last fortnight. It proved to be a bit more challenging for you but those that took the plunge were fabulous. Onto our challenge for this fortnight which is.............................


This weeks Prize is 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 card to help inspire you - I hope.....

I have used shaped white card blanks purchsed at the NEC earlier this month - brilliant day I had with my bestest crafting buddy Dawn AKA Craftykitten and fellow DT member. I have around all the edges with TH Distress Ink Walnut Stain - fast becoming my favourite I must add. The papers for the flower came from a Polka Doodles CDrom called All Around and everywherre. The butterfly is from another Polka Doodles CD called Sundae of Seasons is a closeup

as you can see I have added some gorgeous pink glitter and at the centr of the flower a pink button with red bakers twine. the background has been stamped in brown and pink using a set of stamps I bought at the NEC again!!!

Ok so now it's over to you oh and before I forget please check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.

Thank you for visiting me.


I am entering the following challenges:-

Catch The Bug - thanks/Thanksgiving,

Little Claire's Shaped cards,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving,

Pile It On - Anything with a P (mine is is pink and petals),

Totally Gorjuss - Swirly Whirly,

Paperplay - Shaped card,

Flutterby Wednesdays - Open but must have a burtterfly, Angel or fairy,

Whimsy Inspires - Flower Power, and,

Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of circles.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hi everyone, Tuesday morning and I should be on a training course so hope blogger plays nice and posts this on schedule.

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring....

Tuesday Morning Sketches
this week and the winner will receive 5 digis.

I am using the digi image called Whimsical Bird....

and here is my card using the sketch.......

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

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch plus Give thanks/thanks,

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Anything Goes with a digi,

Scrappy Frog Challenge - Kraft card stock,

2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes,

Card Makin' Mamas - Thanks, and,

Crafty Catz Challenge - Use a digi.

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to have a go in my giveaway.

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop winner

I am just quickly posting to let you know who the lucky commenter was on my blog.
Thank you to everyone who visted me during the hop.
My winner is .....Carla S
who said
"Gorgeous card, Ali! I love the rich color and the beautifully colored image! Wonderful sparkle!"
Thank you Carla.
Congratulations!!! Please contact Christy at with your image choice.
Have a great day.


My Memories Giveaway reminder

Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that I have a giveaway of the full MyMemories Suite digital Scrapbooking software.

The picture above is one my seven year old daughter did using the software - yes it is that easy to use. She really enjoyed creating with it and didn't have to ask for my help at all.

If you would like the chance of winning the software please check out my Giveaway post.

If you would like to purchase a copy then please use my code
to save $10 - just copy and paste the code at the checkout.

BUT why buy when you have a chance of winning just check out my Giveaway post.

Good Luck.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

The Craft Barn 600 Follower Candy

Check this candy out at The Craft Barn - £200 worth of goodies because they have reached 600 followers.

So off you go to check it out and have a play.



Friday, 11 November 2011

The Stamping Boutique Free Style Blog Hop 11th to 13th November

Hi everyone and welcome to The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop which is being run for the entire weekend to give you plenty of time to hop!!! You will have lots of lovely inspiration from the team using the wonderful images from Tracey. So you have from 12:01 am EST on 11th until November 13th at 11:59 pm EST .
You should have arrived here from the wonderfully talented Sandy.
Here is my creation using The Fairy Serenity

and here is a closeup.........

I have coloured the fairy with Promarkers and a little sprinkling of glitter!!! The paper is from K&Company but not sure of the name of the pad. The card I have embossed with the large polka dots and cut  a border with my recently purchased Martha Stewart punch was from Create and Craft. The tag was made using a Marianne die cut inked with distress inks, sprayed with glimmer mist and stamped with an Inkadinkado sentiment stamp. The ribbon is recycled from the ribbon you get on some tops you buy to keep the tops on the hangars!

Now more about the hop........
Each one of the team will be allowed to randomly pick one commenter from our blog to win (1) FREE image from TSB. The winner will be selected on Monday, November 14th and posted on my blog and
The Stamping Boutique blog.

The GRAND PRIZE will be a set of the newly released Smoochies - that's 11 images and you can see them here. In order to be in with a chance of this prize you must comment on every DT members post and the blog post. So what are you waiting for here is the order and have fun!!
Blog Hop Order if you get lost...
Ali AKA Dragonlady you are here
The challenge blog The Stamping Boutique will be last stop on hop, so you now should hurry on over to another talented lady Lawren to check out her wonderful creation but remember to leave a comment before you go for a chance to win an image.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges....

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Use Orange,

Dutch Dare - Punches,

Paper Crafting Journey - Embossing,

Flutterby Wednesdays - Friendship plus a butterfly, fairy or angel,

Daisy Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes with a digi,

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Colours of Fall, and,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Recycling or upcycling.

Have fun everyone