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Monday, 31 October 2011

A stitch in time 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:
STITCHING!
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used a quick card topper from the Festive Funnies CD which you can buy here
The two ribbons are of course from Crafty Ribbons
My stitching is on the ruffled ribbon as you have to sew it to ruffle it.
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.
Challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - Jingle all the way to Christmas
365 cards - starry skies
A Gem of a Challenge - Cold and Frosty
Little Claire's - Christmas


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Midway Reminder - Totally Tilda

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:
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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:

The image is coloured with promarkers and the background is chalked (although you can't see it very well in the pic it looks better IRL!).  The bow is made from two shades of seam binding ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.  The backing paper is from a set called botanicals.  The flowers are from my stash and I have punched the leaves on different shades of paper and added some ink in places too.
The sentiment is from Lynne at Sentiments 4 you
So I'll be back later to add in some extra piccies.  Can't wait to see more of your Autumn Leaves creations.
Have fun.

Challenges: 
Craft your days away - Autumn/Fall
Pattie's Creations - Halloween or Fall colours
Stamping with the Dragon - Fun things to do in the Fall
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Leaves/Beautiful fall pallette
The Paper Shelter -Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Party time Tuesdays - Anything Goes


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Edgeabilities Anyone??

Hi guys,
Just a quick post to ask if anyone wants to buy some Edgeabilities.Hi girlies
I have three sets of Edgeabilities to sell as I doubled up on a recent order without realising.

The sets are:

Classic Scallop
Classic Scallop(Sold)
Classic Bracket
Classic Bracket(sold)

Classic Triple Scallop
Classic Triple Scallop(sold)
They are all brand new, still in their original packaging and I would like £11 for each set.

If anyone is interested, contact me by email or leave me a comment on here and I'll get back to you.

Cheers

Friday, 28 October 2011

Poodles Parlour - GDT

Hi peeps,
You remember the Feline Thankful Blog Party???  Well I won a guest DT spot at The Poodles Parlour!!  Cool eh?
So their theme this week is:
LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS!
Now, I'm not a huge fan of male cards but needs must and I suppose it is only fair that they get a quick look in now and then eh?? LOL
So here is the card I made for their challenge:
The main image is from Karen's Doodles who just happen to be the sponsor for this challenge.
The little image on the bottom part of the easel is one of Jacqui's own images, cute ain't it??
The images are coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and the DP is from my stash.

The sentiments are computer generated - as soon as I saw the images Jacqui sent me I knew exactly what I was going to do.  Hope you like it.

I hope you get chance to pop over and join in with the challenge at the Poodles Parlour this fortnight and thank you Jacqui for letting me Guest Design for you on this challenge.
The challenge runs from today 26th October until 9th November

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Eyes Down, Look In!! - Crafty Ribbons DT Card

Hi all,
Well, Thursday rolls around once more and that means a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons.  Thanks for all your fabulous entries into our Ribbon and Lace challenge, boy did I have a hard time choosing just three from that lot!! LOL  Anyway, pop over to the challenge blog and have a look who I chose as my top 3 and who Mr Random Org picked as his winner!
So onto our new challenge:
BINGO!
I am sure most of you will know the drill with this one but just in case you don't here's how it works.
Look at the grid below and choose a line, vertical, horizontal or diagonal and make sure you include those elements on your project.  You could of course go the whole hog and use everything but you don't have to!
Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:
and this is the gorgeous prize:
So onto my card then.
 I did actually choose to use everything!
Here you go:
The image is Jelly Pip from Sugar Nellie and she is coloured with Promarkers. I added some glitter to her waistcoat and used glitter brads on the die cut. She is mounted on to one of my fabulous Die Cuts from Susie's Die Cut Dreams Shop (which will be open again very very soon - look out for further details on my blog soon).  The die cut was a pale pink so I used a bright pink ink pad to change the colour. 
The flower and the leaf are handmade following a tutorial at Crafty Ribbons.  Why not stop by and have a look, there are some fab tutorials there. 
The pink polka dot ribbon is from ... yes you guessed it... Crafty Ribbons, one I've had for a while. 
The roses are from my stash.  The punched leaves are inked and clear embossed.  The background paper is embossed and I have brushed it with pink Perfect Pearls. 
The die cut ticket sentiment is from Lynne at Sentiments 4 You and I have added some little green gems to that.  The lace down the left hand side is from Linda The Funkie Junkie's Etsy shop.  The pink button is from my stash.
So there you go then, I think I got everything on the grid, but as I said you don't have to. 
So please try and find the time to enter the challenge - I mean you wouldn't want to miss out on all those fabby flowers now would you.
Back later to add some challenges.
Challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
creative craft world - add a sentiment
Let's Ink It Up - Think Pink
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Monday, 24 October 2011

Die Cut Dreams #101 - 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:
SO CHARMING
(Use a charm/s on your creation)
So time to get your thinking hats on and get crafting.
Here is my project for this fortnight's challenge:
I used that beautiful Sugar Nellie image called Cherry Pip that I won from Elaine's blog a while ago.
I love her so much that I just had to go and buy the others in the collection so look out for those in the coming weeks.  I also decided that I would give this "no lines" technique a go too - and I gotta say I'm quite pleased with the results.  I keep seeing techniques on the Make it Crafty and Make it Colourful blogs but never get round to entering them in the challenges in time - maybe one day!!! Lol.
The image is coloured with my promarkers and I used my nestabilities to make the die cut.  The papers are Papermania Henbury Lane  (must get some more of these soon!) and that huge big sunflower was from Corry in Canada (thanks hun!)  The Centre was blue and white but I coloured over it with a dark purple promarker so it fitted with my colour scheme.
The three little charms are from my stash as are the purple and yellow flowers.  The yellow organza ribbon (which you can barely see now I look at it!!) is of course from Crafty Ribbons.  The stamp in the bottom right hand corner is from Clarity Stamp, one of Barbara's Clever Corners.

Well peeps, I can't wait to see what you all come up with over the next two weeks.  Have fun!
Challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Ain't It Cute
The Pixie Cottage - Sweet as Candy
4 Crafty Chicks - Marker it Up!
Little Miss Muffet - Girly Girl

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Totally Tilda - Challenge #34

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:
AUTUMN LEAVES
(use leaves on your creation)
We are sponsored for this challenge by the lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

and the prize on offer is:

More good news:
You may remember that Lynne wasn't too well recently and decided to withdraw from all her DT's.  Well I am pleased to report that Lynne is now much better and has decided that because she missed inking up those fabby Tildas so much - she has decided to come back!!  Wooohoooo.
Pop on over to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and have a look at her fabby first creation.
Welcome home Lynne!!

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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, 17 October 2011

Ooh La La #98 - Let It Snow

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:
LET IT SNOW!
Here is the card I made for this challenge:

I have used images and DP from the Snow People Choir folder on the Joyeux Noel CD which you can buy here.  The wordy ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and is also now available in grosgrain as well as satin.

All the other 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, 16 October 2011

Midway Reminder - Halloween at Totally Tilda

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:
HALLOWEEN TILDA
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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, the backing paper and wordy DP down the left hand side is from a Summer Driggs collection called Happy Halloween.  My image is called Broom Tilda (don't you just love that name??), colouried with promarkers.  I placed her on one of Susie's fabby die cuts - Oh yes, I said I'd let you all know when Die Cut Dreams was up and running again didn't I?? Well, not long to wait now - the shop will re-open in early November - watch this space for more information!!
Right, back to me card.......
The "Boo" was made from three chipboard letters which were purple - I stamped them all over with black ink and then used clear embossing powder to make them shiny.  There are three coats of embossing powder and they really feel like glass - you'd never know they were chipboard. Hopefully you can see them better in the piccy below.
Now, my spiders, pumpkins, lickle cat, bats and Happy Halloween banner are from a Cuttlebug Folder called creepy crawlies.  I don't have it personally but a dear sweet friend sent me some for my card. (thanks mummy - love ya!!)
The two ticket sentiments are from the lovely Lynne at Sentiments 4 You.
The gorgeous orange batty ribbon and the three pieces of orange spider's web ribbon are - of course - from Crafty Ribbons and you can see their full range of fabulous Halloween Ribbons and buttons here.
So there you have it peeps, my Halloween Tilda card.  Hope you get time to join in the current challenge - click here for all the details.
Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - S for Soon Be Halloween
By the Cute and Girly - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween colours
Crafting for all seasons - Fall flowers/pumpkins
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun
Fussy and Fancy - Fall or Halloween
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Fall Colours
My time to Craft - Black and Orange
Pile it On - 2 or more ribbons
Polka Doodles - Bows and ribbons
Quirky Crafts - Something spooky OR recipe
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Halloween horrors
Simon Says - Halloween or Goth
The ABC challenge - B for Boo

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Pink and Girly and a few challenges.

Hi all,
A quick post tonight to show you a commission card I have just finished.
The brief was, very pink, very girly, cute and glittery, first birthday and the name to be included.  Should be A4 in size!
Well, I just couldn't fit pink and girly with an image suitable for a first birthday so just went with the pink and girly theme.
I've never made a card this big before but I really enjoyed it, so here it is:
The image is from Tiddlyinks and is called Fairy Fae, isn't she beautiful?
So she is coloured with my promarkers and the card is backed onto a piece of pink card.  I used a corner punch to decorate the four corners, (although you can only actually see two of them properly!) and then added glitter in the punched out bits.
I used a combination of pink glitter and glamour dust on her wings.  I used my new Grand Calibur to add some die cuts, then added some pink and white flowers.  The two pink papers are from a Funky Fairy collection called Pink (sadly now no longer in existence)
The sentiment and name is done on the computer and backed onto the same pink card.  I added a die cut butterfly and a piece of fabby lace from The Funkie Junkie's Etsy shop.
I can tell you that the person who asked for the card was extremely happy with it and was quite close to tears!!  Success!!
Challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Bingo Board (flowers, punch out, lace)
JustYolie, JustCreate - Link up for pink party
Digistamps 4 Joy - Think Pink
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday Celebrations
365 Cards - Ad inspired
The Stamping Boutique - Someone special
Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink


Challenge #4 - Crafty Ribbons DT Card

Ok folks so time once again for a new challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
Thank you so much for all your fabulous entries into our last challenge, please stop by the Challenge blog and see who our lucky winner and our top 3 were.
So this time it is my turn to host the challenge and the theme this time is:
RIBBON AND LACE
We are so lucky to be sponsored this time by Krista at
I'm not sure if any of you have seen Krista's images but they have been around in blogland for a while now and they are just so lovely.
The winner will receive two digis from the Saturated Canary Shop.
 Krista has also just started her own challenge blog here
The Design Team were really lucky and got to choose an image to play with for this challenge so please take a minute to visit the rest of the DT blogs (links in the sidebar) and see what fabulous creations they have to offer.

The image I chose was Pearl, a Mermaid and you can buy her here.
So here is my card:
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and I used my Sakura Gelly Glaze pen for the water droplets on her hair.  I love how her hair has turned out!
That lush Crafty Ribbons ribbon at the top of the card is a dark sea green glittery velvet ribbon and is just so gorgeous.  It is one of a variety of velvet ribbons in a fabulous array of colours and you can see the whole selection here.
The fabulous lace is from The Funkie Junkie's etsy store.  Again if you haven't visited Linda's shop you really should use this link and pay a visit.  If you like the vintage/shabby chic look you will love Linda's store.
The sentiment is from Lynne at Sentiments 4 You.
Challenges:
The Paper Variety - Ocean/Nautical
Bunny Zoe's - Lace it Up
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sneaky Peak Time at Totally Tilda

Hello all,
Ooops, bit late with this post, sorry folks.  Well Sunday saw another challenge kick off 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:
HALLOWEEN TILDA
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 on Sunday with the finished article. 
I do hope you get time to join in with this fortnight's challenge.
Have fun!