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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Boo-tiful Halloween - Crafty Ribbons DT Card

Hi Peeps.
Well it is Thursday once again and that means it is time for our new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons.  Remember to hop on over and see if you were amongst our chosen winner/top 3 entries.
So for the next challenge we want to see your Boo-tiful Halloween projects.
This is not limited to cards, it can be any type of project and  you can combine it with other challenges too.
The prize on offer is once again a fabulous selection of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons courtesy of the lovely Ali and Tony.
Here is a piccy of the fabby prize this time:

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Now onto my project for this challenge and here it is:
The background is all done on my Craft Artist Platinum.

The image is a CC Designs image which is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils.  I have chalked around the edge of the image with grey and purple chalks and have added glitter to her wings (although I'm not sure you can really see it!!)

The spiders web ribbon and the cat/bat ribbon are both available at Crafty Ribbons along with a fabulous array of other Halloween themed ribbons and ribbons to suit just about every occasion you can imagine!!

Seriously, if you have never been to Crafty Ribbons then you really should pay them a visit, apart from gorgeous ribbons you will also find a brilliant stock of beautiful buttons and on top of that there is the opportunity to win a prize every Friday with their Freebie Friday.  So watcha waiting for - get on over and get your order in - trust me - you won't be disappointed!!
Challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes

 

Monday, 26 September 2011

We have a winner!!!

Hi folks,
Well, as promised I have drawn the winner of my little candy today.
So without further ado:
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Congratulations Mel Sanford
Can you contact me by Friday 30th September with your address and I will get your goodies out to you.
Thanks everyone for taking part.
Stay tuned as there will be another candy coming up soon.
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Die Cut Dreams #99 - DT Card

Good morning my blogging friends.  Here we are at the start of another week so that must mean it is time for a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams.  Thank you once again to all those who entered our last challenge.  Please remember to stop by the Die Cut Dreams challenge blog to see if you were one of our lucky winners.
So, onto the new challenge and this time the theme is:
BROWN PINK AND CREAM
So time to get your thinking hats on and get crafting.
Here is my project for this fortnight's challenge:
This is a new stamp to me from Whiff of Joy, isn't she purty???
The image is coloured with prismacolour pencils and promarkers.
The flowers are all from my stash.  The lacy pink paper is cut from a full page but I just liked the lacy bit.
The fabby ribbon is, of course, from Crafty Ribbons.  And the sentiment is from Lynne at Sentiments 4 You
So there you have it.  I'm really pleased with how this turned out, especially the colouring.
Well peeps, I can't wait to see what you all come up with over the next two weeks.  Have fun!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Totally Tilda - Challenge #32

Hello all,
Well it is Sunday once again and that must mean it is time for another challenge over at Totally Tilda.
Please stop by the Totally Tilda challenge blog to see if you were our lucky hand-picked winner or one of our hand-picked top 3.
The theme this fortnight is:
DECORATE A BEER MAT (COASTER)
OR
A MINI ALBUM
So you know by now that I only give you a teaser of my card on the day the challenge goes live, you'll have to wait until next week to see the whole thing.
So here's all you're getting:

Any ideas??
See you all next week with the finished article. 
I do hope you get time to join in with this fortnight's challenge.
Have fun!



It's Candy Time!!

Now a few weeks ago I promised you some Candy didn't I?  I bet you thought I'd forgotten didn't you?
Well No, I didn't forget, I've just been so busy finishing off a commission job and some other DT work that I haven't had time to post it yet.
So, today is the day. 
First things first - I broke through the 300 followers barrier.  Thanks to all those of you who follow me, I am truly blown away! 
Now you will know that I have recently had the great pleasure of joining the Design Team at Crafty Ribbons.  Ooh I was so chuffed to be asked, I have always loved Crafty Ribbons, having first discovered them at the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC.  Well from that point on I was hooked.
Now, the lovely Ali and Tony from Crafty Ribbons are such generous people that they have given each DT member a little bag of ribbons to give away as candy on their blogs.  Most of my fellow teamies have already done their Candy posts so this week I thought I would add the ribbon candy to the little candy I was already doing.
Now here is a piccy of the bag of ribbons:
I was going to empty it out and show you what was in there but then I thought, NO! Let's leave it as a surprise.  Let me tell you that you will not be disappointed! No siree!  All I will tell you is that it weighs an impressive 70g!
So, what else is in this little candy then:
Well, that's the piccy above and here is a list of what's there:
Two packs of Peel & Stick clear gems
A pack of self adhesive chipboard butterflies
A Pack of self adhesive chipboard flip flops
A pack of glittered hearts
A pack of Crystal Effects letters
A pack of Crystal stickers in mixed colours
A Sheena Douglas Rubber stamp (unmounted) called Busy Doing Nothing
A handful of mixed 6 x 6 papers
A selection of charms. (Not pictured)
A selection of buttons.(Not pictured)

So are there any rules with this candy?
Well there are only two things I would like you to do and that is to become a follower over at the Crafty Ribbons Challenge blog - that way you won't miss any of the fun,  and post a link for my candy on your blog, (sidebar is fine).  Obviously it would be nice if you were a follower but please don't become a follower just because I have candy and then leave straight after - I would rather you became a follower because you like what you see on my blog.
The candy will close at midnight (GMT) on 25th September.
So that's it, leave your name with Mr Linky and remember to come back on 26th September when I will announce the winner.


Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Daily Marker's Giveaway

Hi all,
Just a quick post to say a huge congratulations to Kathy over at the Daily Marker.  She is celebrating a huge (possibly 7 page spread) article in a Magazine.
Her article is a Masterclass in using Vellum and has cards which will suit every level of crafter.
To celebrate she is having a HUMUNGOUS giveaway on her blog!
Here is what is on offer:

Well, I did say it was huge didn't I??
All you have to do is be a follower, post a link in your sidebar and then link up with Mr Froggy.
So whatcha waiting for???
You have until 4th November to sign up!!


Monday, 19 September 2011

Ooh La La #89 - Use punches/dies

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:
USE PUNCHES/DIES
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Shoes in Bloom CD which you can buy here
I have matted the image onto a Fancy Fleur De Lys rectangle nestabilitie using one of the backing papers from the same Summer Flowers folder on the Shoes in Bloom CD. 
 The flower is made from a Magnolia Doohickey and the sentiment is stamped onto a circle cut out with a 2" circle punch.  
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, 18 September 2011

Totally Tilda - Midway Reminder #31

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:
WEDDING
(EDWIN'S INVITED TOO!)
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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:
I used my nestabilities to cut out the two die cut shapes and then added the image with silicone to give a bit of depth. 
The papers are from a gorgeous DCWV paper pad called Linen Closet, such beautiful colours, I adore this pad.
The sentiment is one of Lynne's from Crafts 4 You.
The flowers and gem stems are from my stash as is the lace.  The other floral embellishment is from a pad of embellishments which match the Linen Closet paper pad.
So there you have it folks, my card for the Wedding challenge.
I hope you find the time to join in with the challenge this time, I'd love to see your beautiful creations.
Challenges:
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Fab n funky - Bingo (Flowers, Sentiment, Die Cuts)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Crafty Ribbons - Challenge #2

Well what a fabulous response to our first challenge over at Crafty Ribbons!  Thank you all for sooo many beautiful entries.  Remember to stop by the challenge blog and have a look to see if you were our lucky winner or one of our top 3.  Remember, although our winner is picked by random org, the top 3 are chosen by the host of the challenge - so a different DT member picks the top 3 each time!!
So what is the theme for our challenge this time????
Well, I know this is always a favourite with just about everyone, this time the theme is......
ANYTHING GOES!!!
So that means you can go off creating to your hearts content safe in the knowledge that it will fit our challenge.
Here is what I decided on for this challenge:
The box is just a simple wooden box which I have sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Mist.  Then I added one of the fabulous new ribbons available at Crafty Ribbons, this is one of the New England ribbons, around the bottom of the box.
Next I took one small piece of a different New England Ribbon and just wrapped it around a small piece of card and adhered it to the lid of the box.
The thin green ribbon is available from Crafty Ribbons here.
The rosette type flower is made with two contrasting polka dot ribbons, again part of the New Christmas ribbons, also available from Crafty Ribbons here.  I followed the tutorial on the Hello Wednesday section on the Crafty Ribbons website and you can see that here.  The original tutorial was for a brooch but I adapted it and made it into a flower which I added to the lid with silicone glue.

I am really happy with how this has turned out and cannot recommend the tutorials on the Crafty Ribbons website highly enough.  There are lots of pics and fabulous instructions.
The prize for this challenge is this fabulous array of ribbons, aren't they just gorgeous??
Don't forget, every Friday on the Crafty Ribbons website there is a Friday Freebie.  Now this can range from ribbons, to buttons to a £20 voucher to spend in the store.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Friday Freebie post and who knows your name could get picked out of the ribbon bag!!
Please remember to stop by the rest of the Design Team blogs and have a look at their fabulous creations - believe me there are some stunning projects for you to look through and I know you won't be disappointed. (Links are in the sidebar)
So off you go and start creating - I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Have fun!
Challenges:
Crafting when we can - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ribbons
Quirky Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 12 September 2011

Flower Power time at Die Cut Dreams

Good morning my blogging friends.  Here we are at the start of another week so that must mean it is time for a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams.  Thank you once again to all those who entered our last challenge.  Please remember to stop by the Die Cut Dreams challenge blog to see if you were one of our lucky winners.
So, onto the new challenge and this time the theme is:
FLOWER POWER
(YOU MUST USE AT LEAST 5 FLOWERS)
So time to get your thinking hats on and get crafting.  Now who needs an excuse to use flowers?????  I think we will be undated with entries for this challenge.
Here is my project for this fortnight's challenge:
Now this little stamp is called Cherry Pip and is from Sugar Nellie - ain't she just the cutest thing???  I was lucky enough to win this on Elaine's blog, thanks hun, I hope I have done her justice.  The papers are from a First Edition Papers pad called Up Up and Away, some glittered and some plain - and these were also part of the prize on Elaine's blog.  There was also a huge handful of blue ribbons but I didn't use these on this occasion.
Now that lush green ribbon is from...... yes you guessed it.... Crafty Ribbons and the flower I have made with it is featured on their blog along with an array of fabulous tutorials.  So if you are looking for something a bit different then why not pop over to the Crafty Ribbons website and have a look at all the other tutorials.
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and I'm really pleased with the way she turned out.  The other flowers, pins and raffia are from my stash.
So there you have it, my contribution for the Flower Power challenge. 
Well peeps, I can't wait to see what you all come up with over the next two weeks.  Have fun!
Challenges:
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Add a bow (raffia bow and one in her hair)
Crafting When We Can - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Photo Inspiration (I went with the green of the flowers)

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Totally Tilda #31 - Tilda's Wedding Day

Hello all,
Well it is Sunday once again and that must mean it is time for another challenge over at Totally Tilda.
Please stop by the Totally Tilda challenge blog to see if you were our lucky hand-picked winner or one of our hand-picked top 3.
We are sponsored for this challenge by the lovely
Lynne at Crafts 4 You and the prize on offer is:

The theme this fortnight is:
Tilda's Wedding Day
(and Edwin's invited too...)
So you know by now that I only give you a teaser of my card on the day the challenge goes live, you'll have to wait until next week to see the whole thing.
So here's all you're getting:

Any ideas??
See you all next week with the finished article. 
I do hope you get time to join in with this fortnight's challenge.
Have fun!







Monday, 5 September 2011

Ooh La La - #88 Anniversary

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:
ANNIVERSARY
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Fleur D'imagination CD which you can buy here.  All the embellishments are from my stash.
I have added gold glamour dust glitter to the stems of the berries but I'm not sure it shows up in the photo.  Looks good IRL though.
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, 4 September 2011

Midway Reminder for Totally Tilda #30

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 BACK TO SCHOOL
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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:
I used my Craft Artist Platinum to make the "school" background and then used Diary Tilda and sat her on top of the calculator.
The ribbon is a double bow made with wired blue tafetta from Crafty Ribbons and the Gold Star pin is one I bought from Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts, well all good girls get gold stars don't they??? The sentiment ticket is one of the lovely Lynne's at Sentiments 4 You.
So there you go peeps, just a little added inspiration for you to go off and create your wonders.  I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.  Have fun.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

LOTV 5 day giveaway!!

Hi all,
I have just seen the LOTV post telling us all that we only have to wait 5 more days to get our hands on the new Christmas releases.  They have decided to giveaway a stamp a day to two lucky winners and today they are giving away these two beauties.
These two cards are made by two of the LOTV DT members:
Firstly: Angelic Candle
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and secondly
Fishing buddies.
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So remember to stop by at the LOTV Ideas to Inspire blog  each day for the next five days and sign up to be in with  a chance of winning one (maybe more) of these fabulous new LOTV stamps.

New Challenge blog, DT call and candy to boot!!

Hi Peeps,
Just a quick shout out for my ex-teamie from Do It With Digis, Woo. 
Woo is starting her own challenge blog called "The Cute Pie Challenge Blog" and their first challenge goes live on 19th September.
She is currently having a DT call for her challenge blog too.
So why not pop over and have a quick shufty to see what it's all about.
Oh yes, and to top all that off she is having a launch candy too!
Here is what is on offer:
And what's more is she gets more than 50 entries she will add more goodies to the candy!! So what ya waiting for, get on over there, join up and spread the word.
As Woo says on her blog All Cute Cards need a Home and The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog is just that place!