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Monday, 25 April 2011

Die Cut Dreams - Challenge #88 - Wedding

Well, another Monday rolls around and that means time for another challenge at Die Cut Dreams.  Firstly though, let me say a huge big thank you to all those who entered our last challenge.  Please stop by the Die Cut Dreams challenge blog and see if you were one of our lucky winners.  (Remember, all our winners are hand picked - no Random Org here!!!!)

So, onto my creation for the next challenge which is:
WEDDING
The prize this time is a Spotlight Guest Designer spot for challenge #90 (23rd May)
So without further ado here is the card I made for this challenge:
I purchased the card as a pack of two (one cream and one white, with envelopes) from my good friend Lynne's new Online Craft Store - Crafts 4 You.  They are 85p for the pack and they are really good quality.  Why not pop along and have a browse, I am sure you will find something you want need! (LOL)
I have had this stamp for ages and just don't get much chance to use it - so - out it came!  I have coloured the man's suit with pearlescent chalk and there are a few highlights on the wedding dress (although you can bearly see them - they are there!)  Then I chalked around the edges so that it wasn't too stark!  I added some beautiful silk flowers and some pearls on gold stems.  The two corners are from a DCWV chipboard accessory pack which matches the Linen Closet papers. 
That scroll is from the same set.  The brads are American Crafts pearl brads from Hobbycraft and the Congratulations stamp I have again had for ages.
So there you have it folks - my Wedding Card.  I hope you like it.  Remember to stop by the rest of the DT (links at the top of the page) and leave them some love on their fabulous creations - I know they all appreciate those comments.

Challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Let's Celebrate
Stampin for the Weekend, Totally Papercrafts - Wedding
Fab n Funky - Here comes the Bride
Stamping Vacation - Weddings
C.R.A.F.T. - Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - Royal Wedding

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Time to Paper Piece with Tilda at Totally Tilda

Hello my friends, just a quick post to let you know that the new challenge has launched today over at Totally Tilda.  Thank you to all of you who entered our Tilda Around the World challenge - please stop by the challenge blog and have a look at our Winner and Top 3.
So, what's the new challenge I hear you shout!!  Well as the title suggests this fortnight we would like to see your Paper Piecing.  Now our Tilda has sooooo many outfits I'm sure you can all find ONE that would paper piece beautifully.
So on to my sneak peek of my card which I will post next week with the Midway Reminder.
So, can't wait to see what you create peeps.  See you next Sunday with my Midway Reminder and the complete picture of my card.

Friday, 22 April 2011

New Blogger on the block!

Hi peeps, just popped in to tell you about a new blogger in blogland.  Lisa (Krafty-Kutz) is a friend of Susie Sugar's and she does some wonderful work.  Her colouring is amazing and her cards are beautiful.  Susie has encouraged her to start a blog and to celebrate that and the fact that it is her birthday in May (along with the fabulous Susie who has a birthday on May 7th) they are jointly offering a birthday/new blog candy through Lisa's blog.  There will be two prizes so you have double the chances to win.
Please pop along and have a look at Lisa's lovely work and become a follower - you might even win some fabby candy into the bargain.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Aqua, Bling and a Sentiment at Ooh La La!

Hello bloggy friends. Well, it is Monday again and that means it is time for another fabulous challenge at Ooh La La Creations. Firstly, please let me say a big thank you for all the entries that we had for the last challenge. Please stop by the Ooh La La Challenge Blog to see who our lucky winners were. Remember, there is no Random Org here, the Design Team take it in turns to pick their favourite and two runners up - so if you won it's because we loved your creation!!
So, onto the next challenge and this time it is:
AQUA, BLING AND A SENTIMENT
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Belly Dancer Folder on the Femme Fatale CD . All the embellishments are from my stash.
The sentiment is from Lynne at Sentiments 4 You
Please remember to stop by the rest of the Design Team and see their fabulous creations (links on the DT tab at the top of this page). They have all worked really hard to offer you some inspiration, so please remember to leave them some love if you pay a visit.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

We have a winner!!!!!

Bet you all thought I'd forgotten about drawing my candy didn't you????  Well, I hadn't forgotten but I just couldn't get into my craft room.  I badly twisted my ankle on Friday lunchtime and have hardly been able to walk since.  I think I've torn some ligaments - boy is it sore!!!
Still, enough about me - you are just itching to know who won aren't you???
Well here you go then:
Here are your random numbers:

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Well done hunni.
Could you please email me with your deets and I'll get your candy bundle in the post!

So sorry you can't all be winners, but thank you so much for joining in my little candies.  Stay tuned folks there will be another one real soon!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Oh yes, the answer to my question - nobody got it quite right, one person got half of it right.....
I celebrated my Silver Wedding Anniversary and my 50th Birthday!!

Midway reminder - Totally Tilda #20

Hello peeps,
Well I just popped in to remind you that you have about a week left to submit your entries for our latest challenge at Totally Tilda.
Don't forget the challenge this time is:
TILDA FROM AROUND THE WORLD (EXCEPT THE UK)

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Now you know that I always show you a sneaky peek of my card the day the challenge goes live don't you? So today is the day I can show you the whole thing! Bet you're excited now aren't you?? LOL
Just kidding, I'm not really that big headed, honest. So here you go then, my card for this challenge:
This is the Native American Tilda from the Bon Voyage collection and I have been itching to use her ever since I bought her.
The image is coloured with promarkers.  I have sat her on a wall which is a stamp from a Digital Delights clear stamp set called Dylan which are available through Clear Dollar Stamps.  The trees in the background are a Clarity Stamp.
The papers I have used were a little pressie from my bloggy mummy Christine, thanks mummy, you're a doll!!  The little cactus charm is from Sharon at Ewe 2 Can Craft. The flowers were from my stash and the sentiment is from an Ooh La La CD, but I can't remember off the top of me head which one!!
Remember there is a $10.00 Gift Certificate on offer as our prize from Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and believe me you wouldn't have any problems spending it (and more!!)

Easter Bunny Candy!!!

This post will stay on top until 17th April - Please scroll down for my later posts - Thanks.

As promised here I am with the Easter themed candy I promised.  I just love the Spring time and seeing all the lambs in the fields and the new flowers blooming forth..................... sorry, got a bit carried away there for a minute.  Seriously, I just wanted to put up this little Easter treat for all you lovely people out there in blogland.  This candy won't pile on the weight though - so it's extra good for you!!
So, what will you get in this little 'ole Easter Candy??  Well here's a little piccy for you.
And in it there is:
A pack of 12 Glitter sheets
A pack of 4 glitter borders
A pack of Easter Die Cut shapes
A 2 pack of Papermania Alpha Minis
(Upper and lower case - in lemon)
Some Hobbycraft silk Daffodils
A bunch of lemon Mulberry Roses
A pack of felt flowers
A pack of yellow Butterfly stickers
 (Yes I know they're upside down!!)
3 lengths of Easter Ribbon
1 Pack of Cadbury Mini Eggs (hopefully!!!)
A pack of pastel buttons

So, what do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this little candy??

You must be a follower.

 Put a link in your sidebar
or
Do a little post (you get an extra entry for this - just put an extra entry with #2 next to your name)

and for one more entry, answer this question correctly:

Since starting my blog on 12 July 2009 I have celebrated two big milestones in my life - what were they?
(I will have comment moderation on so you can't cheat!! LOL - yeah I know I'm a spoilsport but the answers are here on my blog somewhere)

So that's it - good luck to everyone.
This candy will stay open until Sunday 17th April (so I can get your goodies to you before Easter)


Friday, 15 April 2011

Do It With Digis - Fairies, Pixies or Elves

Edited to Add:  OMG I had this scheduled and have only just realised it did not post - so apologies for the lateness!
Well, it is Thursday once again and that must mean it is time for a new challenge over at Do It With Digis.  I hope you remembered to stop by the challenge blog and see who the lucky winners and top 3 were - I did and they were fabulous - well done to all of you.
So onto the new challenge and this time it is the turn of the Diva A Team to show you their projects.  For this challenge we are sponsored by the Uber talented Roberta from The Prairie Fairy.  Roberta is offering the winner 5 digi images of their choice
and as always anyone who uses one of my sentiments from SENTIMENTS 4 YOU is in with the chance of winning a $10.00 gift certificate to spend in my digi store
So, without further ado let me show you my card for this challenge.  Now as I said we are sponsored by The Prairie Fairy and the Digi Divas all got to work with some of Bertie's wonderful digital images.  So here is my card:
I decided to go for a Christmas card because I loved this sweet little image. 
I have coloured the image with watercolour pencils and highlighted the whole of it with Glamour Dust. 
I added some punched snowflakes and some pale blue and pink baby's breath flowers.  The silver danglies are recycled from a necklace I bought a while ago which started to fall apart so I thought I'd use it on my cards. 
The little sentiment is one of Lynne's from Sentiments 4 You and I added a little Christmas Tree charm to the middle of it.
So there you have it.  Please remember to stop by the rest of the Digi Diva's blogs to have a look at their fabulous creations, I just know you won't be disappointed.

Can't wait to see what you all have to offer this time.  Have fun.
Challenges:
Audsentiments - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Little Women
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with wings
Fussy and Fancy - A card for a child
Simon Says - Card for a child
ABC - S for sugar and spice

Monday, 11 April 2011

Easter Time at Die Cut Dreams

Well, another Monday rolls around and that means time for another challenge at Die Cut Dreams. Firstly though, let me say a huge big thank you to all those who entered our last challenge. Please stop by the Die Cut Dreams challenge blog and see if you were one of our lucky winners. (Remember, all our winners are hand picked - no Random Org here!!!!)

For this challenge we are sponsored by our very own Susie Sugar from Die Cut Dreams.....
and here is the prize on offer.  Very appropriate for all those Easter cards don't you think?
So without further ado here is the card I made for this challenge:
I used a gorgeous LOTV image and coloured him in using my promarkers.  The card is based on an old Midnight Madness sketch.  All the papers are from my stash and that ribbon is actually irridescent gift wrap ribbon and the baby's breath flowers are again from my stash.  Here are a couple of close ups for you.
So there you have it - my Easter card - bet you can't guess what my favourite colour is now can you??? LOL
So - a few challenges to enter into:
Totally Gorjuss - Anything fluffy
Papercutz - Bunny, lamb, chicks or Easter Eggs
Craft Us Crazy - Easter/Spring
The Rubber Cafe - Easter/Spring

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Tilda's gone Worldwide!! Totally Tilda Challenge #20

Sunday again so that means another challenge over at TotallyTilda.  Thank you to all those people who submitted an entry into our Sweet Treat Tilda.  There were some super creations which always make picking a winner and top 3 a bit more difficult but hey - we managed to narrow it down.  So pop on over to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and see if you were amongst our lucky winners.
So by now you will know that my card is shown at the Midway reminder post and that today all you're gonna get is a little sneaky peek at what it will be - so here it is.
Can you guess which country I am going to portray??? No - well, only another week and you'll find out! Hehehehe.
For this challenge we are lucky to be sponsored by the fabulous Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and here is the prize she is offering:
Please remember to stop by the rest of the design teams blogs (links on the DT tab at the top of the page) - I just know you are in for a real treat - there are some stunners!!
So off you go and get creating - we can't wait to see what you come up with this time.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

.........And the lucky winner is????

Hello everyone, I do hope you are all enjoying this super sunshine we are currently getting in the UK.  If it isn't sunny wherever you are in the world - sorry but we have to make the most of it here!!! LOL
Anyhoo, I digress.  I am here to announce the lucky winner of my little candy and that winner is.......
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Congratulations Nadell.  Could you please email me by no later than Wednesday 13th April with your address so that I can get your goodies out to you.

I will be back later with - as promised - an Easter themed Candy - so stay tuned!!





Friday, 8 April 2011

Candy for my followers.

Now then, remember when I did that last candy I said there would be another one following on shortly.  Well, I didn't want to keep you in suspense any longer so here it is.  A bit smaller than the last one but it is just my way of saying thank you to all those people who follow my blog and leave me lovely comments on my work.
The blogging world is a very special place and one I am very proud to be a part of.  Yes there is the occasional moan or groan but in general there is support and friendship - two of the most important things in life.
So to say thank you to my followers and by way of an apology that I don't get around to commenting on as many beautiful creations as I would like to I am just offering this small candy on here for a couple of weeks.  So, if you are not a follower then you will need to become one - because as I said it is for my followers only.  Please put a link in your sidebar to spread the word and then leave your name with Mr Linky.  That's it! Simples!!
So what do you get this time:
Well there is a Magnolia Tilda stamp (Gingerbread Tilda)
15 assorted Tilda Stamped Images
A pack of Promarkers (Autumn pack)
A length of pink ribbon and 4 cream mulberry roses (not shown)

Draw will end on Friday 8th April Midnight GMT and be announced on Saturday 9th April when I will put up an Easter themed candy!


Wednesday, 6 April 2011

T-Bear has candy

Well, I can not believe it is only 12 months since my TT and Digi Diva Team mate Trisha started her blog!!!  Yes that's right, it is her first year blogaversary - and I thought she had been here forever and a day!!! LOL
So Trisha, congratulations my friend on your first 12 months and all your fabulous achievements within that first year. 
To celebrate Trisha is having a blogaversary candy that you just don't want to miss, especially if you are a Tilda fan.  So get on over to T-Bear's Touch and sign up for Trisha's fabby candy to be in with a chance of winning these fabulous stamps.


Candy is open until 7th May.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Softpencil Tuesday - This month's new releases!

So, Tuesday once more and that means it is Softpencil Tuesday. This is the week that the design team are showing you the new releases this month.

So the new releases this month are called The Garden Collection and here they are:

Remember all three of the new releases will be available at Elizabeth's shop and they are all super value for money. Next week I will show you the first of the new releases, so I hope you will join me for that. I had planned to whet your appetite with a sneak preview of the card that I will be posting next week but alas time has run away with me again.  So please remember to stop by next week and have a look at the card I will have made.

Remember that you can buy these and all the other fabulous Softpencil Digi Images at Elizabeth's store and also if you can't get enough of Softpencil images, these designs are available on t-shirts, hoodies, kids and baby clothes, art prints and stickers through Elizabeth's Redbubble shop.

See you next Tuesday with the first of my creations with this month's new releases.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Let's Ink It Up - A bit of information for you!!

Hi there bloggy peeps!!  Just popped in to tell you a couple of things about Let's Ink It Up.
I am sure you already know (but just in case you don't) there is a new challenge taking place right now.  For this challenge we want to see your fabulous Easter Creations.  Just one important point for you to remember - NO DIGIS ALLOWED!! 
Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Scrappit is based in Australia and the prize they are offering is a $20 (Ausralian Dollars) Voucher.  Isn't that great??
Here is a little bit about them:
Scrappit - provide all scrapbooking and card making supplies from all the top brands at the best prices. We provide friendly customer service and if you can't find a product you need we will do a special order and get it in for you.

So why not get creating and if you need a bit of inspiration then call in at the challenge blog and see what Team A have come up with to inspire you.

Second bit of information:
Suzanne has recently introduced a new spot at LIIU which is called FEATURED STAMPER.  We have already featured our first FEATURED STAMPER and that was Dot - you can read all about her here.

Here is what Suzanne wrote about our new feature:
Hi everyone, I am so excited to announce a new feature on
Let's Ink It Up.
We want to give something back to our loyal followers
so that being said
Every two weeks we will host a
FEATURED STAMPER SPOT whoohoo
Do you want be featured on LIIU, bet you do.
Okay so here's the deal all you have to do is be a follower of LIIU, get the word out there about the Featured Stamper Spot via your blog, remember you must use rubber/clear stamps in your featured project. You don't need to create a new project.
But remember we do not feature digi projects.
That's it, pretty easy isn't it.
If you want to be a Featured Stamper just email me your interest and I will then send you the interview questions, you return the questions, along with your pic and a link to the post you would like featured.

So why not get creating and submit your entry for this fortnight's challenge - and if you need some inspiration then why not stop by the challenge blog and see the fabulous creations that Team A have made for you.

Ooh La La it's Easter Time

Hello bloggy friends. Well, it is Monday again and that means it is time for another fabulous challenge at Ooh La La Creations. Firstly, please let me say a big thank you for all the entries that we had for the last challenge. Please stop by the Ooh La La Challenge Blog to see who our lucky winners were. Remember, there is no Random Org here, the Design Team take it in turns to pick their favourite and two runners up - so if you won it's because we loved your creation!!

So, onto the next challenge and this time it is:
EASTER
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Easter Basket folder on the Fleur D'Imagination CD. All the embellishments are from my stash. (Well actually the lace was from my TT Team mate Corry which she sent me for my birthday - thanks Cor*)
Please remember to stop by the rest of the Design Team and see their fabulous creations (links on the DT tab at the top of this page). They have all worked really hard to offer you some inspiration, so please remember to leave them some love if you pay a visit.