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Monday, 25 June 2012

Mystical Magic - OLL DT Card

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!!
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So, onto the next challenge and this time it is:
MYSTICAL MAGIC
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Fairies and Blooms CD which you can buy here. The only extra embellishments I used were the four little purple gems at the corners and they are from my stash. Oh yes, of course the PATP is done by me too, with a little help from Martha Stewart, lol!
Here is a close up of the main image:
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
Craft Your Passion, Dream Valley - Things with wings

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Midway Reminder - Totally Tilda #49

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 WITH A PENNANT OR BUNTING
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Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
and here is the prize on offer:
Here's the card I made for the midway reminder:
Ingredients:
Satin Edged Organza and Sentiment Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Medium - Copics and Flexmarkers
Papers - Black Market Paper Society (Vintage Romance)
Nestabilities - Scalloped square
Doily Die - Marianne Creatable
Here's a close up of the flowers - you will see I added in a brown topped pin too, available from Bunny Zoe's Crafts
I hope you find the time to join in with our Pennant and/or Bunting challenge this time folks. 
If you need more inspiration pop along to the Totally Tilda challenge blog where you will see some more fabulous creations, including one from our fabulous Guest Designer Natalie.  Oh so much talent at just 16 - sooo jealous!! LOL
Have a fabulous week all.
xxx

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Keep it CAS at Crafty Ribbons!!

Happy Thursday morning to you lovely peeps!
Time once again for a new challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
Thanks for all your fabulous creations on our last challenge, you really are a crafty lot aren't you?
Please stop by the Crafty Ribbons Challenge blog and see if you were one of our handpicked top 3 or our Random Winner!
So, onto our new challenge, hosted this time by the lovely Carol.
This time the challenge is:
CAS
(Clean and Simple)
and here is the prize on offer:
spring ribbons
Don't they just look divine???

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So here is my project for this challenge:
This is a small card with a small image, small ribbon and small sentiment but lots of clean white space so I think it fits the CAS description ok.
The image is a Clarity Stamp and you can find it here.
It has been coloured with my promarkers and flexmarkers.  I used those fine nibs for the promarkers for the fiddly bits around the star signs.
The gorgeous yellow twill tape is of course from Crafty Ribbons and the sentiment is also a Clarity Stamp which you can find here.
So, small card, small description!! LOL
I hope you will find the time to join us this fortnight for our CAS challenge.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Totally Tilda DT Card - Challenge #49

Hello bloggy friends.
I hope this Sunday finds you well and happy?
Well, as it is Sunday that means there is another new challenge over at the Totally Tilda challenge blog.
Firstly though, I would just like to say thank you for all your wonderful entries on the last challenge.
It always makes it hard to choose a winner/top 3 but that's part of the fun!
So what are we going to tempt you with this time??
Well the new challenge is:
TILDA WITH BUNTING 
AND/OR A PENNANT
and we are lucky to be sponsored this time by the lovely Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
and the prize is:

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So here is the card I made for the new challenge:
I have used one of Susie's fabulous circular die cuts for the base of my card.
This little Tilda is usually holding a parasol but I cut that off and added a cocktail stick and made a ribbon flag from a piece of silk edged organza ribbon from, of course Crafty Ribbons.
The image is coloured with Copics and I have chalked a pink background behind her.
I have added some pale pink seed beads at her feet for a bit of texture.
The rosette is one I bought on Ebay. 
The little tag is made from a piece of card I found in my bits box left over from a piece of punching I'd done. I just cut it to size and added the sentiment which is a Clarity Stamp.
So there you go folks, my simple little bunting card, hope you like it.
Challenges:
Crop Stop Challenge - Banners/Pennants
Sisterhood of Crafters - Going in circles
Oldie but a Goodie - Banners/bunting 
(stamp and die cut circles are more than 6 months old)
Shopping our Stash - Double the Ribbon (I used ribbon and twine)

Monday, 11 June 2012

Baby Love - Ooh La La Challenge #107

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:
BABY
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Kiddiwinks CD which you can buy here.  The only two embellisments I have used are a piece of lace and a piece of fabulous grosgrain ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

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, 10 June 2012

Midway Reminder - Totally Tilda #48

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:
USE CLOUDS
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Here's the card I made for the midway reminder:
I have used Jester Tilda for my card this time and masked one of the background stamps and the castle.
The images are coloured with a mix of Copics. Flexmarkers/Promarkers and chalks.
The gorgeous flowers are all from Wild Orchid
And the two beautifully coloured pieces of saddle stitched grosgrain ribbon are, of course, from Crafty Ribbons.
So there you go folks, my Midway reminder for Totally Tilda.
I do hope you will find the time to join us, after all it wouldn't be a challenge without any entrants now would it?? LOL
Challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Rainbows, Clouds or Wings (I've gone with clouds)
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes

TOMIC - Anything Goes

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Butterflies and Bows at Crafty Ribbons

Happy Thursday morning to you lovely peeps!
Time once again for a new challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
Firstly I hope you all enjoyed the Best of British Event which we held on our Pure Inspiration Blog.  I hope you all remembered to check and see if you were one of the lucky winners, if not, best get your skates on!!
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Thanks for all your fabulous creations on our Easel Card challenge, there were some absolute stunners!
Please stop by the Crafty Ribbons Challenge blog and see if you were one of our handpicked top 3 or our Random Winner!
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So, onto our new challenge.
This time the challenge is hosted by the lovely Tessa and Anke and is:
BUTTERFLIES AND BOWS
What a gorgeous challenge girls, thank you.
So here is my project for this challenge:
This is a Karen Middleton stamp called Little Pink Fairy from Sweet Pea Stamps.  Isn't she adorable.?
The image is coloured with a mixture of Copics, Flexmarkers and Promarkers.
The butterfly is a Shapeabilities die cut from the same paper pad as the DP which is a Black Market Paper Society Pad called Vintage Romance.
The flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid and my stash.
The gorgeous bow is made from a piece of wide brown satin and two strands of lemon seam binding, all from, of course Crafty Ribbons
Please remember to stop by the challenge blog and see the rest of the Design Team's fabulous creations.
Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's - Anything goes
Come and Get it Challenges - Flowers and Butterflies
Let's Ink It Up - Favourite embellishments (flowers and ribbon)


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Softpencil Tuesday

Hello Softpencil fans.
Time once again for another Softpencil Tuesday card featuring those cute digi images from Elizabeth.
This week I have chosen to use Growing Flowers which you can buy here!
Whilst you are there, why not have a look around, there are some gorgeous digi images as well as digi papers and a whole lot more!!
The image is coloured with Distress Inks, just for a change and cut out using my scalloped circle nestabilities.  I added a panel of DP to the side and used one of the gorgeous range of wire edged ribbon from, of course, Crafty Ribbons.
I know this is only a short post, but with it being the Bank Holiday weekend, I nearly forgot altogether!! LOL
Must be an age thing!!
See you all next Tuesday for another Softpencil creation.


Candy Winners

Good morning Tilda lovers.
Well, today is the day we can announce the lucky winners from our Blog Hop and Baby Challenge.
Please pop over to the Totally Tilda blog to see a full list of prize winners.

For my blog candy, which is a surprise - but I don't think you will be disappointed:
My winner is:
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Well done hunni.
Can you please email me with your address details so that I can get your prize out to you.
Congratulations to all the winners and don't forget to join in our current challenge
CLOUDS

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Clouds on the Horizon - TT #48

Hello bloggy friends.
I hope this Sunday finds you well and happy?
Well, as it is Sunday that means there is another new challenge over at the Totally Tilda challenge blog.
Firstly though, I would just like to say thank you for all your wonderful entries for the baby challenge and blog hop.  I hope you enjoyed your hopping around the DT blogs and left lots of comments.

Please bear with us whilst we choose our three winners and Candy winners as it is going to take a bit of time to collate everything.  Please come back on Tuesday to view the full winners post and candy winners post.
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So what are we going to tempt you with this time??
Well the new challenge is:
CLOUDS
Now you can use Die Cuts, Cloud DP, Cloud stencils, chalks, pens, pencils or whatever you like to create your clouds.  If you use Cloud DP and then cover most of it up can you please put a link to where you got your DP from so we can take a closer look!  Thanks!!
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So here is the card I made for the new challenge:
I have used a cloud shaped piece of card and chalked around he edges for my cloud effect.
I have also used a cloud background stamp - cut it in half and used a piece of either side of the step!!
I have used a Clarity Stamp for the little birds in the sky.

I have used two Tilda stamps on my creation, Lying Tilda and He Love Me Tilda both available from Sir Stampalot.
Both are coloured with my Copics.
I have added three bits of fencing (thanks Nana!!!)  and have added chalks to them all to give them a more weathered look.

The stamp at the bottom is from Clarity Stamp and is actually a tree stamp laid on it's side and stamped along the edge of the card.  The Magnolia tree was a stamped image from a friend!! She knows who she is, thanks a million hunni!!! xxx

So there you have it folks.

I am entering this card into the challenges at:
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Use a Magnolia Accessory Stamp (Clouds and Tree)
4 Crafty Chicks - Use trees or branches
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - Two of something (Two Tildas)



Saturday, 2 June 2012

Oh Baby and a Blog Hop

Well, hello all, time once again for another challenge at Totally Tilda.
This fortnight is going to be a bit different though.
We are soon going to be celebrating our second birthday and we have also surpassed the 1000 follower mark so we thought, what better way to celebrate and thank all you lovely Tilda fans than to have a very special blog hop.
Now the hop will run along side the current challenge for the next two weeks so you will have plenty of time to join in.
For this challenge - and this challenge only - you are allowed to use ANY Magnolia baby image - yes, even little Edwin!!
We have three super sponsors for the main challenge so that means there will be not one, not two but three winners as well as our Top 3.
On top of that there will be some surprise candy along the way so you won't want to miss out any of the Design Teams blogs because you just never know where the candy might be!!
So here is the card I made for the baby challenge:
I have used little Tingla (sweet isn't she??) and added her to one of Susie's fabulous die cuts.
I added four pieces of lace across the back of the image and the DP is Magnolia paper.  
The little shoes are from a Craftsuprint Sheet which I downloaded ages ago.  If you haven't been to Craftsuprint you really should as there are literally hundreds of designs to choose from to help you with your card making, knitting and other craft projects.  Click the link in my sidebar to take you straight there.
I used the shoes as the stopper for my easel and I added a rub on sentiment on to the base of the easel card.
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So there you have it.
So you should have come here right from the main challenge blog and your next stop will be to the fabulous Susie Sugar.
When you have finished the hop you will end up back at the main challenge blog so leave a comment there to let us know that you have completed the hop and entered your project into the challenge.
We will announce all the winners in a Winners Post on the Tuesday following the new challenge so remember to be a follower of the main blog so you don't miss the announcement.
Good luck everyone and above all, have fun.
hugs
Challenges:
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - Make your own embellishments (made my little booties)

Best of British - Day 16 - The Last Day!!!

Well, it is finally here, the very last day of our Best of British Event being held over on the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog.

I do hope you have had the time to sign up for the fabulous prizes that have been offered by each and every one of the companies we have showcased.  I have really enjoyed being able to use the varying products sold by these companies and I for one am definitely going back to shop more at some (if not all) of them!!
Remember, all the Linkz close today so if you haven't already signed up, well you best get your skates on and add your name to the Linkyz before they disappear!

So today, our final showcase is for:



Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport-On -Severn,Worcester in the UK and began trading in November 2008 to design and sell cute and whimisical craft stamps manufactured in clear polymer,digi,download products and other crafting goodies...

All the polymer stamps and digi products have been created from original images drawn by Janet Roberts who is the Sole Proprietor of Pink Gem Designs.  Janet came up with the name Pink Gem because of her darling little doggie ..... yes you guessed it..... Gem!!

Pink Gem Designs have very kindly given the following prize for one of you lucky people to win....

4 individual Digi Images of the winners choice OR 1 Digi Set & 1 Individual Digi image
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So here is the card I chose to make:
I was lucky enough to win these digital decoupage images a while back and wanted to use them for my card today.
The gorgeous ribbon across the corner is, of course one from Crafty Ribbons and I think it compliments this card perfectly - don't you??

All you need to do is leave your name with Inlinkz on the Inspiration blog HERE,only one entry per person please to make it fair for everyone...

So folks, there you have it - 16 days of showcasing great British Talent!  

I hope we have given you some inspiration to go and have a look at these fabulous companies, if you don't already know them and I hope you have enjoyed what we have shown you over the last 16 days.
Thanks for dropping by and I wish you all the best of luck in the draws for the prizes.

See you all on Thursday for the new challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
Don't forget our current challenge is to make an Easel card so if you get chance why not join in??


Friday, 1 June 2012

Best of British - Day 15


Well, folks here we are on the penultimate day of our Best of British Event being held on the Crafty Ribbons  Pure Inspiration blog

Today we are lucky to be able to showcase the fabulous Lili of the Valley!





Lili of the Valley is a UK Company which has a simply gorgeous range of unique un-mounted rubber stamps.
There are hundreds of adorable images to choose from including the sweetest girls and boys, fabulous wedding and baby designs and of course an amazing array of Christmas cuties! Added to this are Lili of the Valley's amazing sentiment stamps and sentiment stamp sheets! http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/ is also packed with hints, tips, tutorials and we also run the popular Inspirations Blog witih new cards and ideas posted daily by our Design Team, so you’ll never be stuck for ideas on what to make with these really cute images
 lovely design
LOTV have very kindly given the following prize for one of you lucky people to win....


So here is the card I made for today:
I used Summer Days, one of my favourites (but then so are the rest LOL)
Sorry my pic is a bit wonky - new software - not worked it out properly yet!!
It is coloured with my Copics and the grass and clouds are added using chalks

The fabulous sentiment ribbon is one of a new range at Crafty Ribbons - see the whole range here!
You can use them in a long piece of just use individual sentiments from the piece of ribbon - brilliant!!!!
So there you go folks that's my creation for today.
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All you need to do is leave your name with Inlinkz on the Inspiration blog HERE,only one entry per person please to make it fair for everyone...

Also LOTV have a fabulous event this weekend.....


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There are only two days left to obtain free P&P on any order over £7 from Crafty Ribbons.
Just use the code in the badge below to claim your free P&P.

So, don't forget to stop in tomorrow for the last of our special Best of British postings.
Now, I wonder who will be our final sponsor??????