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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Crafting for Gold - Day 4

Hi again,
I hope you are enjoying our alternative Olympic Event over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog.
Well, we are well under way now and today is Day 4.

Today as our theme is flowers who better than to be showcasing but MulberryCraftsUK.

Mulberry Paper ROSES & Sample

MulberryCraftsUK online shop is a Home-Based business  run by Bev . Who juggles caring for her family and running this business from home.
At the moment we are focussing on providing miniature flowers made from genuine mulberry paper for crafts use - although we have a small selection of non -paper crafts too. Why mulberry paper? Because they are robust, realistic look and last longer than ordinary paper and it provides a sustainable income for people in the cottage industry. In due course we will be introducing more of  other craft materials which is not related to mulberry paper.

So here is the card I made for today:
The image is of course Tilda which I have coloured with my Polychromo Pencils.
The background paper is from a free paperpack with a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft.
The gorgeous buttons, and cute as a button sentiment ribbon is of course from Crafty Ribbons.

The mulberry paper flowers are from Mulberry Crafts UK

Remember all the links are open until the end of the event and winners will be drawn on 13 August.
Please do hop on over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog and add your name to the linky to be in with a chance of winning the fabulous prize shown above.
Whilst you are there, why not add your name to any of the Linkys you have missed and who knows - you may win more than once!
See you tomorrow.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Crafting for Gold - Day 3

Happy Monday Morning to you lovely peeps!
Well, it is now Day 3 of our Crafting for Gold Event over at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog.




“Welcome to all ribbon lovers...."
Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.
Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects, Go on, have a try... It's worth it !
Tony & Ali

PRIZE - 


3 Gorgeous Button Boxes

So here is the card I made for today's showcase:
I have used an image from Crafty Individuals and coloured it with my Copics.
I added a piece of backing paper from an Ooh La La CD (not sure which one now though LOL)
Then I used four different ribbons from, well naturally Crafty Ribbons.  The sentiment ribbon across the top, the brown satin ribbon underneath the image and the two grosgrain ribbons to make my flower.
I have added a button to the middle of the flower and two buttons either side of the sentiment ribbon, again available at Crafty Ribbons.

Well peeps, hope you remember to pop along to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog and have a look at the other creations my Team mates have come up with to inspire you.
Remember all the linky's will stay open until the final day and winners will be drawn on 13th August.


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Day 2 Crafting for Gold

Morning everyone.
Sorry this post is a little late.  I decided to have a lie in this morning and promptly forgot all about posting my card.  Still better late than never eh??
So today is Day 2 of our fabulous Crafting for Gold Event over at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog.


Indigo Blu

Quintessentially English rubber stamps, with unique and highly detailed deep etched designs – all made in England.... IndigoBlu is a web based Company who supply their fabulous stamps and products to lots of Brick & Mortar shops...It is based in Retford,Nottinghamshire and is run by a Husband & Wife team....

Please checkout their fabulous stamps on their IndigoBlu website.
So here is my creation for today's event:
I have used the Anemone Corner from Indigo Blu and stamped it twice onto white card.
I have then coloured both images the same with my Prismacolour Pencils and adhered them to my card base.
Next I used my doily die cut and chalked around the edge and then cut two butterflies from matching papers using my Shapeabilities. I sprayed the top butterfly with Silver Spray and Sparkle from Crafter's Companion.
I am so pleased with how this card has turned out and I hope that you like it to.
Don't forget to stop by the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration blog and add your name to the Linky at the bottom of the post to be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize from today's sponsor - Indigo Blu.
If you have never been to their website, trust me you really should.  They have some spectacular goodies and I think you will find it hard to come away without spending something!!
So remember to stop by



So Angelic at the Christmas Card Club

Morning all,
well another lovely sunny Sunday rolls around and it is my turn to set the challenge at the Christmas Card Club.
So, I decided to go adding an Angel to your creation and here is what I came up with:
This image is from an Ooh La La CD called Christmas Presence and is called, appropriately enough - Angel of Christmas.
These are little individual cards on the CD which you can use to either make small gift cards as I have done or you can just use the image part to add an extra accent to a bigger card.

All I have done is added some gold ribbon to tie my tag on with and some gold glitter on her dress.
I think these are really cute, individual gift tags and will definitely be making more of these.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Please leave me a comment before you go so that I know you popped in, they really do mean alot.
Back soon
Have a lovely Sunday everyone

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Crafting for Gold - Day 1

Hello everyone!
So, what did you think of our Opening Ceremony then???
Eat your heart out Danny Boyle!!!!! LOL
So, on to Day 1 of the Crafting for Gold event at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog.

Today we are showcasing:

We are a small company bringing you a selection of Clear Polymer Stamps, Digital Images, Digital Papers and exclusive Rubber Stamps with a few essential supplies.

Our theme today is:
EMBOSSING
So here is the card I made for today's feature:
I have used  Tess Summer Fun  from Crafty Sentiments along with two different polka dot ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.
A grosgrain narrow polka dot ribbon and also an organza polka dot ribbon together with a small piece of the sentiment ribbon all available at Crafty Ribbons.


Here is a little close up.  You will see that I have embossed the piece of white card behind the image with one of my embossing folders using my Cuttlebug.

I punched down the right hand side of the card base using my ribbon edge punch.

The image is coloured with my Copics.

So remember to hop on over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog and leave your name with Mr Linky to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize kindly sponsored by todays's featured company, Crafty Sentiments.

Be sure to come  back tomorrow for Day 2 of the alernative Olympic Event, Crafting for Gold at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog.
Also, please remember to visit the rest of the Design Team who have some fabulous creations to show you!!  You won't be disappointed, trust me!!
See you tomorrow for Day 3.
Now I wonder who we will be showcasing tomorrow????
Let's just say they are quite a colourful company!!
Any ideas????  No????
Well, you'll just have to come back tomorrow then and find out, won't you???
Until tomorrow..........................

Friday, 27 July 2012

Crafting for Gold - Opening Ceremony

Well Crafty Ribbon loving peeps the day has dawned and it is the start of our two week Olympic event better known as:
CRAFTING FOR GOLD
Each day the Design Team will be featuring a different company and a different technique for your inspiration and you will have a chance to win a fabulous prize from the company of the day.
So if you want to be in with a chance of winning some fabby prizes, don't forget to check the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog every day for the next two weeks and add your name to the Linky at the bottom of each post!

So, off we go then!

The theme for our Opening Ceremony is Ribbons and we are sponsored by our beloved leader Ali (and Tony of course) over at Crafty Ribbons.

RIBBONS



“Welcome to all ribbon lovers...."

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.

Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.

Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects, Go on, have a try... It's worth it !

Tony & Ali

PRIZE - 
So here is the card I made for today:
I have used some beautiful Jacquard White bridal ribbon, added a piece down the left hand side of the card and then used some to make that fabulous flower in the top right hand corner.
The tutorial for this flower is on the Crafty Ribbons DVD
Here is a little close up of the flower.
The DVD adds a button to the middle of the flower but I chose little pearls as it was a wedding card.

Crafty Ribbons DVD

Please checkout all the fabulous ribbons over at the Crafty Ribbons website so many gorgeous ribbons to chose from....
Remember to pop over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog to join in with the fun and have a look at the other fabulous creations my wonderful team mates have created for you.
See you tomorrow for Day 1 of the proceedings!


Monday, 23 July 2012

An easy 1,2,3 recipe at OLL!

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:
A RECIPE 
(1 IMAGE, 2 PAPERS, 3 EMBELLISMENTS)
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Carnival of Colour CD which you can buy here.  The three button embellishments are from the same CD.
The image is from the Hollyhocks folder and I have just mounted the image onto some contrasting card.
Sometimes, the simplest of cards are the most satisfying to make, don't you think?

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.


Saturday, 21 July 2012

On your marks..................................


Hello Everyone,
Time to share some news with you all as over at Crafty Ribbons we are having another of our fabulous events this time we are........



To kick off our new event we are offering some fabulous ribbon candy......


spring bevs bag

CONTENTS MAY VARY

 If you would like to win these gorgeous ribbons..then all you need to do is become a follower of the blog,for every 100 followers we get we will draw a winner so please pass the details on the more followers the more candy and the more chances to win,leave your name with Inlinkz on the Inspiration blog and when we hit that magical 200 followers so only 3 more followers needed we will get Random Org to draw a winner so it could be you and should we get to 300 followers well we'll draw another winner and so on.....
We will be checking to make sure your a follower,if not a new winner will be drawn..


If you don't have a blog that's fine just become a follower and then leave your name with Inlinkz on the Inspiration blog skipping the URL bit...

                                                                                                             




   



Here is the code for the blinkie

Now if you take the blinkie above and put it in your sidebar you can have a second entry to win the fabulous ribbons above,just leave your name a second time with Inlinkz on the Inspiration blog....We will leave inlinkz open until 8.30am on the 13th August which is when the event will end... 

Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop,the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on their blogs each day using products from each Company or shop,there will also be a prize each day from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 16 prizes and you can enter each day,only one entry per person per day to make it fair,so make sure to become a follower and remember to come back on the 27th July to join in the fun with us and for your chance to win gorgeous prizes from all the fabulous Company's and shops who are joining in with us....


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Summer Time 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 Ali.
This time the challenge is:
SUMMER/HOLIDAY/BEACH
(I know it is difficult to remember what Summer was like for those of you who live in the UK - but search your memory, I'm sure it will come "flooding" back!! LOL)

So here is my project for this challenge:
I have used Cheeky Beach from The Greeting Farm and stamped her on one of my fabulous die cuts from my good friend Susie Sugar, thanks darling!
The DP is from a pad that was free with my Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. 
The sentiment is from Magnolia and that gorgeous ribbon which is called    is available from Crafty Ribbons here.
Remember to hop on over to the challenge blog and see the rest of the fabulous creations that the design team have created.
I hope you have time to join in with our Summer challenge and let's hope it encourages the sun to shine a little eh?



Sunday, 15 July 2012

Use a Magnolia sentiment!

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:
USE A MAGNOLIA SENTIMENT
(Please only use a sentiment produced by Magnolia on your project, plus sweet Tilda of course)
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For this challenge we are sponsored once again by the lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
and the prize for this challenge is:

So here is the card I made for the new challenge:

As soon as I saw this little Tilda I knew I just had to have her.  Tigers are my most favourite big cat and so into my basket she went. This is the first time I have inked her up though and I just had to use the traditional colours.  I have seen some beautiful images in different colours and they looked divine but for me I had to stay traditional!!

So I used my Copics to colour her in and then placed her onto a die cut circle which came from a pack of Scallop Circle Cards from Whichcraft.  The pack has 32 die cut circles 16 scallop and 16 plain all for just £4.08.  Why not pop over and have a look at their card selection, there are some fantastic products and the quality of the card is superb.  I sprayed the smaller black circle with Crafter's Companion Spray And Sparkle Gold - effective don't you think.  The little heart die cut was from a very dear friend and team mate (thanks sweetie!).

That gorgeous polka dot ribbon was from Crafty Ribbons. Now I bought this a while back from the Bargain Basket and I don't think they have it anymore.  But trust me, it is always worth popping in and having a good  hunt through the Bargain Basket as there are some fabulous ribbons there to be had at a fantastic price.  You know what they say - Miss it, Miss Out!!
The fabulous flowers are both from my stash and Wild Orchid.  That gorgeous pin was from another of my wonderful teamies!! (Thanks darling!)
And so to the sentiment.  Sold to go with the image I stamped it with embossing ink and then used some WOW peach gleam embossing powder.  I'm wishing I had used gold now but hey ho, such is life!!
So folks there you have it, my Tilda and Magnolia Sentiment.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Have fun!!


Christmas Card Club

Oh my word, I don't believe I have actually made a card for the next challenge at the Christmas Card Club.
I had to take a break from the club as I just didn't have enough hours in the day but now I have decided to make the effort and join in again with as many challenges as I can.
So this challenge was set by the lovely Sue and she wants to see Funny Christmas cards.
So I decided to use my Ooh La La CD - Festive Funnies and here is what I came up with:
This image is from the folder called "Why Me?" and I have used the pyramage images.
I have also used two of the backing sheets, I love the weave papers that are always on the Ooh La La CD's, they just have that certain something.  The ribbon is also from an Ooh La La CD.
So there you have it my first Christmas Card Club in a few months, but hopefully I'm now on a roll.