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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Softpencil Tuesday - Last of the Cupcakes!

So, Tuesday once more and that means it is Softpencil Tuesday.  This is a really sad post as this will be the last Softpencil Tuesday as Elizabeth is closing her digital stamps store.
This week the design team are working with the fabulous Ratiny on a Cupcake which forms part of the new "Cupcakes" release this month. 
So this is the image we are showcasing this week and you can buy it here:

And here is my card:
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and I have added some purple embossing powder to the hearts.
I have placed the image on to one of Susie's fabulous die cuts from Die Cut Dreams (sorry, shop's closed at the moment due to Susie's house move - but don't worry she will be back soon!).  I wrapped a piece of purple glittery thread across two of the corners of the die cut and then added two baby's breath flowers and one of my pins purchased at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Finally, I have added one of Lynne's fabby digital sentiments from Sentiments 4 You which you can find here.  The background paper is from a Papermania Creative Tones pad called Amethyst Infusion.
Remember all three of the new releases will be available at Elizabeth's shop until the end of July and they are all super value for money.
As I said at the beginning sadly this is the last digital release that Elizabeth will be doing as she is closing the digital stamp side of her business.  This is due partly because she would like more family time and partly to the fact that Elizabeth has been having problems with a Copyright and Terms of Use infringement by some unscrupulous people.  I for one can say that I will miss these beautiful cute images so if you want to get them while you still can why not head on over to the Softpencil Store and pick up a bargain.
Remember too if you want more of her wonderful creations you can buy all sorts of fabulous goodies at the Softpencil Studios so please stop by and pay a visit.
Elizabeth I would just like to wish you every success in all that you do and I really do hope that our paths cross again in the future.  I shall miss you and your lovely creations.

Monday, 27 June 2011

OLL Challenge #83 - Summer Flowers

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:
SUMMER FLOWERS

Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Summer Garden folder on the Shoes in Bloom CD which you can buy here.  All the embellishments are from my stash.
The flourishes are made from a Marianne creatables die which I have glued and covered in glamour dust.
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, 26 June 2011

MW Reminder - Tilda on Anything but a Card!

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 ON ANYTHING BUT A CARD!
I was dreading this challenge coming up as I really struggle with these sorts of challenges but I thought - NO! give it a go - it is a challenge after all!
I've already shown you a sneaky peek last week so now it's time to show the whole thing.
 So here you go then, my project for this challenge:
Now I was out shopping with hubby and I spotted these little wooden boxes and I thought, now there's a good idea for the Anything but a card challenge!! PING!!
So, I used some papers from my Papermania Signature Regency pack to cover the box and then added some lace around the middle and top of the sides.  I used a border punch and added cream coloured paper at the bottom and then added a piece of pink ribbon on top of that and added a matching bow at the front.

 I added a pink large rose at the front side and small pink flowers on all the other sides.
Lastly I put a piece of the border punched paper across the top of the box on which I sat the Butterfly Jeans Tilda which is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils.  Lastly I added two dark pink roses and some flat backed pink pearls to the top of the box as a finishing touch.





Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Softpencil Tuesday - Second of the Cupcakes!

So, Tuesday once more and that means it is Softpencil Tuesday.  This week the design team are working with the fabulous Charmy on a Cupcake which forms part of the new "Cupcakes" release this month. 
So this is the image we are showcasing this week and you can buy it here:
And here is my card:
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and I have added some glamour dust to her wings to give it a bit of sparkle.  The lime ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
I think you can just about see it in this piccy.  I have placed the image on to one of Susie's fabulous die cuts from Die Cut Dreams (sorry, shop's closed at the moment due to Susie's house move - but don't worry she will be back soon!) The doily border is from Linda at the Funkie Junkie, it was white and I have sprayed it with Lemon Zest Glitter Mist.  I have also sprayed two white flowers with the same Glimmer Mist and added two of my pins purchased at Bunny Zoe's Crafts together with a pipe cleaner which I have curled.
Finally, I have added one of Lynne's fabby digital sentiments from Sentiments 4 You which you can find here
Remember all three of the new releases will be available at Elizabeth's shop until the end of July and they are all super value for money.
As I have said previously, sadly this is the last digital release that Elizabeth will be doing as she is closing the digital stamp side of her business.  This is due partly because she would like more family time and partly to the fact that Elizabeth has been having problems with a Copyright and Terms of Use infringement by some unscrupulous people.  I for one can say that I will miss these beautiful cute images so if you want to get them while you still can why not head on over to the Softpencil Store and pick up a bargain.
Remember too if you want more of her wonderful creations you can buy all sorts of fabulous goodies at the Softpencil Studios so please stop by and pay a visit.

See you next Tuesday with the last of my creations with this month's new releases.
Challenges:
Bee Crafty - Summer's Here (summer colours)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Fairies
Delightful Sketches - Anything Goes
The Emerald Faerie Garden - Petals




Monday, 20 June 2011

We've all gone Patriotic at Die Cut Dreams!

Hello everyone.  Hope you have all had a fabulous week and a great weekend despite the weather.
Monday once again and that means it is time for another new challenge over at Die Cut Dreams.
We had some lovely entries for our Recipe challenge so remember to hop over to the challenge blog and see who the lucky winner/top 3 were.
So, onto the new challenge and that is:
RED WHITE AND BLUE
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This fortnight's prize is a Guest Designer Spot for
Challenge #94!
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So without further ado here is my card:
I have used one of my new Sweet Pea Stamps and this one is by Meredith Dillman and is called Peacock Fairy and you can buy it here
I stamped the image on white card and then cut it out with my Nestabilities - Labels Twenty.  I chalked around the edge with red chalk to make it stand out a bit more.
I have coloured the image using my Prismacolour pencils and have used glamour dust and blue glitter on her fan.
The papers are from a Papermania Capsule collection paper pads called Red Hot.  I have matted them onto blue card and have used two pieces of lace from the Funkie Junkie's Etsy shop here.
The flowers and pins are from my stash.  So I hope you like me little card, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
I do hope you decide to join in our little challenge of Red White and Blue but most of all have fun!
TTFN
Challenges: 
Delicious Doodles - Things that flutter
Polka Doodles - All of a flutter
Simply Create - Fly with Us
Cute Card Thursday - Use birthstone colours (Garnet - January)
Sweet Stampin - Things with Wings

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Totally Tilda #25 - Anything but a card!

Hello peeps,
Well I just popped in to tell you about our latest challenge at Totally Tilda.
The Challenge this time is:
TILDA ON ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

Now you will know by now that I show my project on the second week of the challenge as a little reminder that you have about a week left.
So on the day of the challenge I always show you a sneaky peek of my project and here it is:
Can ya tell wot it is yit?????
See ya'll next week with the whole project!






Friday, 17 June 2011

Still time to be "In the garden"

Hello peeps,
Well what a rubbish few days I have had.  First the car failed the MOT.  Then I had to spend mega bucks putting it right.  Then I had to tax it.  Then my internet went down, then it was back.  Then the radiator in the lounge wasn't getting hot, hmm, still a work in progress I think.  Then the shower went wrong.  Then my phone line went down, and I lost my internet again, and eventually it's now back up and running.  I tell you these things are supposed to happen in threes not thirty threes!! LOL 
Anyhoo, back to the blog - at last!
This is just a little reminder to let you all know that you still have just under two weeks to enter the current challenge over at By The Cute and Girly, where I am one of this month's Guest Designers.
This is the second project I made for this month's challenge:
I have used a beautiful Sarah Kay stamp and Prima papers from a pad called Botanical.
I added three of those gorgeous Prima flowers from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and some flat backed gems from my stash. 
The ribbon is from my stash and that gorgeous pin is from Linda's (The Funkie Junkie) Etsy shop here.  Do hop over and take a look.  I only nipped in for a quick look and came away having spent quite a bit!!  Linda does alot of vintage and antique bits and bobs and some lovely lace.  I'm sure you'll all find something that you just HAVE to have!!
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and has been placed on one of those fabulous die cuts from Susie at Die Cut Dreams.
Just as a quick reminder, here is the first project I made which I called "Kai in the Garden"
Well, that's it folks.  My two projects for my Guest Designer spot at By The Cute and Girly.  Thanks Lora for asking me - it was truly an honour.  There have been alot of fabulous entries already and I am quite sure there will be a few more yet - so what ya waiting for???
Happy Crafting peeps.
Challenges:
Stamp Something - Pretty Papers
Paper Sundaes - Girly Girl

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Softpencil Tuesday - First of the last!!

So, Tuesday once more and that means it is Softpencil Tuesday.  This week the design team are working with the fabulous Amy on a Cupcake which forms part of the new "Cupcakes" release this month. 
So this is the image we are showcasing this week and you can buy it here:
And here is my card:
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and I have added some glamour dust to give it a bit of sparkle.
I think you can just about see it in this piccy.  I have placed the image on to one of Susie's fabulous die cuts from Die Cut Dreams (sorry, shop's closed at the moment due to Susie's house move - but don't worry she will be back soon!)  The heart die cut is also from Die Cut Dreams and in the middle of that I have added a rose and leaf along with one of my pins purchased at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Finally, I have added one of Lynne's fabby digital sentiments from Sentiments 4 You which you can find here.  Oh yes, the background green paper is from a K&Co pad called Classic.

Remember all three of the new releases will be available at Elizabeth's shop until the end of July and they are all super value for money.
As the title of my post says, sadly this is the last digital release that Elizabeth will be doing as she is closing the digital stamp side of her business.  This is due partly because she would like more family time and partly to the fact that Elizabeth has been having problems with a Copyright and Terms of Use infringement by some unscrupulous people.  I for one can say that I will miss these beautiful cute images so if you want to get them while you still can why not head on over to the Softpencil Store and pick up a bargain.
Remember too if you want more of her wonderful creations you can buy all sorts of fabulous goodies at the Softpencil Studios so please stop by and pay a visit.

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

Monday, 13 June 2011

Ooh La La - Father's Day/Someone Special

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:
FATHER'S DAY/SOMEONE SPECIAL
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Boys To Men CD, (the weave paper and pyramage image was from the Toronto - 1940's folder), which you can buy here.  All the embellishments are from my stash.
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, 12 June 2011

Midway Reminder - Totally Tilda in Red White and Blue

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:
RED WHITE AND BLUE
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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:

So as you can see I decided to go for a Christmas Card this time.  I love this Tilda image, so sweet.  The papers I used are all from my stash as are the flowers to which I have added a liberal dose of Glamour Dust.
Those little blue snowflake circles were a little candy win from Marianne - thanks hun - got to use them at last!! LOL
So there you have it, my Tilda in Red White and Blue!
I hope you will join in with this challenge, we have had some fabulous entries already so you will be in very good company.
Good luck Tilda lovers!!
I'm going to enter this into the challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers which is an Anything Goes challenge.




Thursday, 9 June 2011

Animal Magic at Do It With Digis

Hello peeps,
Thursday rolls around once more and that means it is time for the next fortnightly challenge at Do It With Digis.  Remember to stop by the challenge blog and see who the lucky winner/top 3 were for our last challenge.

This time the challenge is called:
ANIMAL MAGIC
We want to see your fabulous creations featuring animals of any kind (sorry butterflies don't count - just birds and animals, real or fictitious)
So without further ado here is my card:

We are sponsored this time by Janet at Pink Gem and the design team were all lucky to be able to use Janet's fabulous digital images.
I just couldn't resist doing this little Mooving card!!

I have used my Fiskars border punch on the two pieces of Papermania Signature range paper from the Regency pack.  I used brown card for the middle and added a brown spotty ribbon and tied it in a bow and then added a couple of brown flowers secured with a gold brad.  The image is coloured with my Prismacolour Pencils.
I hope you will stop by the rest of the Design Team (links at the top of the page) and have a look at their wonderful creations designed to give you some inspiration.
Challenges:
Digital Tuesday - In the Garden/Outdoors
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Things with Tails
CCEE Stampers - Feature a cow on your card