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Monday, 29 October 2012

C............Christmas

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:
C.........CHRISTMAS
Can't get much easier than that eh?
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
This is one of the Quick Cards from the new Yuletide Wishes CD which you can buy here.  The little pearl 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.


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Christmas 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.
This time the challenge is hosted by the lovely Mandy
and she has chosen the theme of:
CHRISTMAS
There must be oodles of scope for this one eh??
Just before I show you my card here is the fabulous prize that is on offer this time:
vintage Christmas ribbon
What wouldn't you give for a selection of these gorgeous Vintage Christmas Ribbon???
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So here is my project for this challenge:
Sorry, think I was drunk when I took this piccy!! LOL
Anyway the image across the middle of the card is from the new range of Digi Stamps from Crafty Ribbons.
I quite simply printed it off and matted it onto a piece of black card.
Then added the two gorgeous ribbons, one at the top and one at the bottom:
Both ribbons are available from Crafty Ribbons here.
Not only are there digi stamps and ribbons to match but there are also some fabulously cute digi papers too.
Bevs Ribbon Bag - Vintage Christmas
You really should pop in as the latest Bev's Ribbon bag finishes this Saturday and you really wouldn't want to miss out on all those fabulous vintage ribbons.
Challenges:

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Donna's Awesome Candy

Hi peeps,
Just popping in to spread the word about one awesome candy being offered by the lovely Donna at Bearly Mine Crafts.
If you aren't a follower of Donna's then trust me you really should be.
Just look at this fabulous array of gorgeous yummy candy on offer:
For a more detailed list of what is included then pop on over to Donna's blog and read her fabulous post.
Now, hang on a minute, that's not all.
If you live in the UK then you are also in with a chance of winning this:
Courtesy of Epson!
Now, how fabulous is that???
If you want to be in with a chance of winning either of these gorgeous hunks of candy then pop in on Donna and join in with the hundreds of others (and yes I do mean hundreds!!)
Well, who wouldn't want to join in with such a fabulous candy??
TTFN

Farewell Totally Tilda

No, not the title of our new challenge at Totally Tilda but an actual farewell from me to the Totally Tilda Design Team!
Yesterday I made the decision to step down from the DT which I had thought was quite a momentous decision for me.  As it turns out, it was made so much easier in so many ways.
There comes a time in our lives when we stand back and evaluate what we do, and how that fits in (or not) with the way our lives are going at that time.
Yesterday was one of those times for me!
Suffice to say - times change and it is time for me to do the new things I want to do.
I have had a ball on the Totally Tilda DT and have had the good fortune to work alongside some of THE most talented designers I have ever come across.
Girls, I wish you well in your future on the Totally Tilda DT.  I will still be around to stalk  follow you in blogland and I hope that you will stick with me too.
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I HAVE CANDY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED - POST IS PINNED AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG UNTIL 10 NOVEMBER
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Well the new challenge is:
TILDA WITH FRUIT
(There are some rules with this challenge so please stop by the Totally Tilda challenge blog and have a good read - after all it would be a shame for you to put in lots of hard work on your gorgeous creations and then find out that it doesn't fit the challenge rules)
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We are sponsored for this challenge by Sir Stampalot

The Fantastic Prize is these 2 Magnolia stamps. 
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Tilda Sparkles
Shiny Tilda with candles

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So here is the card I made for the new challenge:
I have used Cherry Tilda which you can get at Sir Stampalot .  She is coloured with my copics and I have sat her on a log which is again a Magnolia stamp which you can get at Sir Stampalot.
The backing paper is from Stamping All Day where you will find a fabulous array of gorgeous goodies.
The red ribbon across the top, the sentiment ribbon and that gorgeous cherry ribbon is of course from Crafty Ribbons.
The tree and the fence die cuts were from my fabulous friend Liz (thanks sweetie)
The little cherry charm was from Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
I am entering this into the challenge at MDUC where the challenge is "Inspired by a Song" and my song inspiration was "Cherry Cherry" by Neil Diamond


Friday, 19 October 2012

Inspirational Anya!

Hi peeps,
Just popped in to post my card for the latest Anyone for Anya challenge.
This time there is an Inspirational Picture to base your creation on, here is the picture:
And here is the card I made for the challenge:
I have used Miss Anya Rain and coloured her wellies and brolly with my Letraset Neon Markers.  The rest of the image is coloured with my copics. The bench is from Magnolia's Pink Collection available at Sir Stampalot.
The flowers are from my lovely blogging mummy (thanks sweets) and the bow is made using a fork, would you believe and the ribbon I made it with is, of course from Crafty Ribbons.  
The sentiment came from a Hobby Art stamp set Wildflowers.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Crafty Ribbons - 12 Days of Christmas

For the next 12 days if you are at a loose end why not pop in to the Crafty Ribbons company blog and have a look at the fabulous different ideas that will be shown.
On top of the fabulous inspiration that you will find there is also free postage over the next 12 days.  Just use the code "12days" at the checkout.  (Orders over £15)
And look out too for a fabulous new Bev's Bag coming soon!!
Trust me - you won't want to miss it.
You know what they say......
MISS IT  -  MISS OUT!!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Challenge #116 - Ooh La La 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, just before we get onto the new challenge, I would just like to let you know that we have  DT call on at Ooh La La at the moment.  If you would like to be a part of a fun loving team then please hop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog to join in with the current challenge and remember to add "DT" after your name when you enter your card/project
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So, onto the next challenge and this time it is:
CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT
So whatever you make we would like to see a Christmas Sentiment on your creation somewhere, be it the main focus or an added extra!

For the prize this time we are offering this:

The latest CD offering from Ooh La La Creations. Cool eh?

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Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the brand new Yuletide Wishes CD which you can buy here.  All the embellishments are from my stash. (Obviously the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons!!). I hope you got time to watch the show yesterday - it was fabulous.
I love the CD's that Ooh La La produce because you have everything you need all in one place.
However, if you want to add ribbons or gems then you can do that too!!
The gorgeous ribbon I have used on this card is of course from Crafty Ribbons here.
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, 14 October 2012

Midway Reminder - Totally Tilda #57

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
(That means a Halloween card with Tilda on it, not necessarily a Halloween Tilda image!)
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Remember we are sponsored this time by:
and the fabulous prize is:
(which means, if you haven't already, you could pop along and buy some of the fabulous new Christmas Tildas!!)
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Here's the project I made for the midway reminder:
I decided to alter a little chocolate box for this Midway reminder. (And yes, it was empty!! LOL)
I used Broom Tilda for this one and coloured her with my Faber Castell pencils for a change.
I haven't used them for a while and I think I should use them a bit more often, what do you think??
That gorgeous "flower" on the top of the box is made with Halloween ribbons from, of course, Crafty Ribbons.  You really should pop in and have a look at their fabulous selection of Halloween ribbons and buttons too for that matter - they really are to die for!!
The Boo ribbon around the middle and the black and orange ribbon around the top and bottom is also from the Halloween selection at Crafty Ribbons.
The cute little bat and cat die cuts were a pressie from my blogging mummy!! Thanks sweetie - still using them!!
So there you go peeps, my little bit of inspiration for the Midway reminder.
I do hope you get the time to join in, we have had some fabulous entries already so what are you waiting for?? LOL
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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Bare Anya!

Oooh, you naughty lot, get yer minds out the gutter!! LOL
When I say Bare Anya, I don't mean she hasn't got any clothes on I mean there are no embellishments on my card!!  Tut tut!
That is the latest challenge at Anyone for Anya and this is the card I have made for the challenge.
This is one of the Miss Anya Scarves collection from The Greeting Farm, cute ain't she??
The image is coloured with my copics and the die cut is a nestabilitie.  The background is shaded with pearlescent chalks just to make it less stark.
I cut four pieces of card from my DCWV paper pad "Linen Closet" and made a frame around the edge and then cut one other piece and added it behind the image.
The sentiment is a die cut one I have had for ages and I have added Distress Ink to the base.  It's good because the colour stains the white but the silver stays silver! Clever eh?
Here is a close up of the image.
Thanks for stopping by peeps.
TTFN
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Children's Birthday - Crafty Ribbons DT Card

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.
This time the challenge is hosted by the lovely Bonnie.
Bonnie has chosen the theme of:
CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY
Remember it doesn't have to be a card so long as it is for a Child's birthday it can be anything you want.
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Here is the lovely prize this time:
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So here is my project for this challenge:
This was made for the daughter of a friend who was having a little pedal car for her birthday so I thought it was quite appropriate.  The image is from Digital Delights - Sadly I think he is discontinued now.  However, you should pop in and have a look at Wendy's other images - they are soooo cute!!
I've used a mixture of pencils and flexmarkers to colour the image.  The die cuts are made with my spellbinders scalloped circle nestabilities.
The sentiment is computer generated.
The cherry blossom flowers are from Wild Orchid and that gorgeous pink polka dot ribbon is, of course from Crafty Ribbons.
The background paper is a Magnolia paper.
So there you have it folks, my Children's Birthday Card.
Please stop by the challenge blog and have a look at the rest of team Buttons creations and remember to stop by next week too and see some more fabulous creations by the Bows team.
Can't wait to see all your fabulous Children's birthday cards.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Digital Card!

Hi all,
Well, you remember my layout using my daughter's holiday photos with her boyfriend??  Well it only got me a top 3 place at Digitally Sweet!!  Yay!!
Well, after that success I decided I'd give it another go.
Well the challenge this time was to produce a card front.  
So here is my 100% digitally produced card front using my Craft Artist Professional 2.
I used elements and background papers from the Diamond Hearts folder which comes with the programme.
I actually did the inside too.....
and the back....
So I've printed it all off and put it together as a card ready to send.
So, I'm just off to enter this now into the latest challenge at Digitally Sweet.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Spooky goings on at Totally Tilda

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:
HALLOWEEN TILDA
Remember folks our challenge is called Totally TILDA and that means we only accept Tilda images on your entries.  So no Edwins please (unless he is accompanying the ever lovely Tilda of course! LOL)
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For this challenge we are sponsored by the fabulous Nicky at:
and the prize on offer this fortnight is:
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So here is the card I made for the new challenge:
I am trying to get used to a new camera so you will have to bear with me for a while as I suss it out!!
So I used this cute little devil Tilda and sat her on a log (which again is a Magnolia stamp).  She is coloured with my Copics.
The tree in the background is a Clarity Stamp (well two actually) called - would you believe - split tree.  It comes in two parts and there are leaves to go on it too but I just wanted it to look bare and a bit sinister.
The little black cat is a die cut - thanks mummy!!
The background paper is done on my Craft Artist 2 and I added a fabulous organza double bow to finish it off.  The birds (well actually they are supposed to be bats!!) are also a Clarity stamp.  
I'm actually pleased with the card but just need to get those photos right!!
Hope you like it folks.
Please hop on over to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and join in with our challenge - who knows, you might just win!!
Have fun peeps.