Thursday, 20 December 2012

Blue and Green 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.
Here is the fabulous prize you could win:
This time the challenge is:
Now I know they say they should never be seen together but I actually quite like this colour combo.
So here is my project for this challenge:
I've used a Sugar Nellie image called Gingerbread for my card and coloured her with my Copics.

The backing papers are from a First Edition pad called Stocking Fillers.
And of course the fabulous ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons
And don't forget folks we are still running our Christmas Advent Event over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog.  You can still join in with all the fun as all the Linky's are open until 25th December and winners will be announced on 2nd January 2013.
I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

What's the date??

Hello bloggy friends.
Not long now until the Jolly Bearded man comes to pay a visit!!
So, it's Sunday again and that means it is time for a new challenge over at Totally Tilda.
This is our last challenge for this year and will last for four weeks until Saturday 12th January 2013.
So loads of time for you to have a wee play with maybe some new crafting goodies that Santa bought you??
Remember to stop by the Totally Tilda challenge blog and see who our lucky winner and top 3 were.  Could it be you???
So for the final time this year here is the new challenge:
(And don't forget it must have the lovely Tilda on it too!)
This time our challenge is very kindly sponsored by

The Fantastic Prize is 2 Surprise Magnolia stamps. 

So here is my Calendar for this challenge:
 Tilda is coloured with my Flexmarkers this time.  The clock is dusted with Pan Pastel's chalks.
 The ribbon I used for the hanger is of course from Crafty Ribbons.
 All the flowers are from my stash and mainly bought from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 The backing paper is from Magnolia.  The pink die cut shape was from a prize I received from the Anyone for Anya Challenge. 
 The dangly from the clock is an old earring.  
So there you have it folks.  
Just to remind you also that there will be no midway reminder post for this challenge and no comments from the DT either as our fabulous boss has given us time off over Christmas/New Year.  Thanks Susie. MWAH!!
However, that doesn't mean that we won't be stopping by your blogs to have a nosy at what you are up to, how else would we be able to choose a winner for this challenge?????
Can't wait to see your gorgeous creations peeps.
Have fun.

Monday, 10 December 2012

A Time of Reflection!

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:
Now that can mean something with a mirror, a reflection in water or reflective thoughts, whatever Reflections means to you.  Just remember to point it out in your post what type of reflection you have used.
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Watercolour Memories CD which you can buy here.  This is a digital card which I have made using Craft Artist Professional 2.  I imported the images from the CD and manipulated them to make a reflection.  All the elements are digital too.  I'm getting to quite like this digital card making!
I hope you like it.  Please let me know what 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.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Day 9 - Crafty Ribbons Advent

Hi all,
Second post for today.
We are now on to Day 9 of our Christmas Advent Event over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog and today we are joined by:
Make it Crafty Online Store
If' you've never been over here before then trust me you really should, there is bucket loads of inspiration for you to look at.
Today's Prize:
 $25 Gift Voucher
So here is the card I made for today featuring
Fairy Bells.
The image has been coloured with my copics and flexmarkers. Backing paper is from a First Edition pad called Stocking Fillers. Flowers are from my stash.  Snowflakes are made with a mini punch and the ribbon is, of course, from Crafty Ribbons.

So remember to pop over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog and sign up with the Linky there to be in with a chance of winning today's fabulous prize.
Remember all the links are open until the end of the event which finishes on Christmas Day.
Winners will be announced in January.

MW Reminder - Totally Tilda

Hi all, 
just popped in to remind you that you still have about a week to enter the current challenge over on the Totally Tilda challenge blog.
The challenge this time is:
(Remember that means use a Tilda that is sitting down along with whatever else you wish to use)
So here is the card I made for the Midway Reminder
Now I'm not sure about this card.
I loved the stamp which was a special order from Sir Stampalot.
The papers are from a First Edition pad called Isabelle.
Those gorgeous flowers were from my blogging mummy!! MWAH!

Please let me know what you think.
One of my lovely teamies thought our sweet Tilda was on drugs!!! ROFL!
As if!!!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Day 8 - Crafty Ribbons Advent

Morning Everyone welcome to day eight of our Christmas Advent event over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog. That's the first week of our Christmas countdown and inspiration over,but we have lots more still to come...
Another fabulous Company today and another gorgeous prize.....Thank you so much to all of you who are joining in with us....

The Design Team have made cards/projects for your inspiration and all of the Companies have very generously given a prize for one of you lucky people to win each day...

All of the Inlinkz links will remain open until Wednesday 26th December the winners will be drawn for all days and announced here on Wednesday 2nd January 2013,so it means even if you miss one day you will still have time to enter...

So please stop by each day and join in with us,and leave the Design Team a comment as I know they would love to hear from you...

If you could give the event a little mention on your blog we would really appreciate it,let everyone know about the fabulous prizes up for grabs.....

And the Company joining us for our eighth day is....

Ooh La La Creations

Here at Ooh La La Creations we aim to bring you only the best artwork from ,what we consider to be, some of the finest artists available & to ensure that our cd's are full to the brim with images & ideas to enable you to create fantastic & sometimes unusual cards to give to your friends and relatives .We sincerely believe that,no matter what your skill level you can produce cards & gifts that become even more special because they are hand made by you.
You can see our current range of CD's on the Craft shop pages

PRIZE - CD of the winners choice
So here is my card for today
This is a digtial card using images and paper from the CD Silhouette Magic.

All you need to do is leave your name below with Inlinkz,if you don't have a blog don't worry you can still enter just skip the URL bit....
ONLY ONE entry per person please to make it fair for everyone,duplicate entries will be deleted....

Friday, 7 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent - Day 7

Hi all,
Just wanted to pop in and remind you that today is Day 7 of our Advent Event running over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog
Today we are featuring

Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer and supplier to craft wholesale around the world. The company was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. For years now, we develop all our products with much care and quality. We have a practical understanding of the needs of crafters, we integrate product development, design and customer service to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. All to enable the consumer to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other projects and enjoy this wonderful hobby. Our products are available in 18 countries around the world. We produce a wide range of products which represent a complete concept of paper crafts. There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers and materials to decorate your card or scrap. Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching and stimulating creativity.


So, what are you waiting for, get on over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog and join in the fun.
There are some lovely projects from some of the DT girlies for you to gaze at so why not stay a while and have a good look at all 7 days projects?
Remember there is still time to enter your name on previous days events as all the links are open until Christmas Day!!
Have fun everyone.
I will  be back tomorrow with a card!!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

New challenge and Day 6 Advent Event

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 Tessa en Anke
It is also Day 6 of our Advent Event over on the Inspiration Blog.
So my project today fits both the challenge and the Advent Event:
Today we are featuring 
A £12 voucher is up for grabs today!!
and for my card I have used one of their fabulous images called
Holiday Mail!
Isn't it cute??
The image is coloured with my Copics and the background is done with Pan Pastels.
The Tag is one I bought from the Hobbycraft Event at the NEC in November.
The background is done with Pan Pastels and the stamps are from Indigo Blu.
The Magnolia berries are also an NEC purchase
Here's a couple of close ups:
So why not stop by the Inspiration blog and have a look at the rest of the DT projects.
I hope you will have the time to join in with our new challenge at the Crafty Ribbons Blog too this fortnight.
I know you'll be a bit busy but think of those scrummy ribbon prizes!!

Now just before I go, yesterday we featured Sassy Cheryl's Digis.
Sassy Cheryl's Digi's
I totally forgot I was making a card for yesterday and so have added it here to show you today.
So, I have used one of Sassy Cheryl's Digis and I know just who I'm sending this card to!! LOL
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and the sentiment is done on the computer.
The gorgeous sentiment ribbon is of course from Crafty Ribbons.
The papers are from a First Edition pad called Stocking Fillers.
Here's a little close up for you.
So, sorry it is a bit late.
But don't worry, you still have time to add your name to the linky as they all stay open until Christmas Day which is the last day of the Event!!
So off you pop and get joining in.  There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs and you wouldn't want to miss out now would you???

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Candy Winner

Hi all,
Just popped in to let you know the winner of my little Candy.
Well, without further ado
the winner is
That's you Vicky!!
Congratulations sweetie
Please send me an email with your mailing address.
I'll get your prize out to you as soon as possible.
Stay tuned peeps there will be another candy next weekend!!

Candy Winner and new Sweet Stuff

Hi all,
Just popping in to let you know who won my candy from last weekend and post the new candy.
So without further ado:
Which means the winner is:
Nikki C
Congrats hunni.
Please drop me an email (link in the sidebar) with your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you.
So, on to the new Candy then.
Now last week I showed you the first in the Polka Doodles Pen & Paper Circle CD and Clear Stamp Set and this week the prize on offer is the second in that series:

Candy will close on Sunday at mid-day!
Just leave your name with Mr Linky and leave me a comment (just in case he goes walkabout!! LOL)
Same rules as before:
1.  Please be a follower of my blog (no candy only blogs please)
2.  Put a link in your sidebar to help spread the word
3.  If you share the link on FB you get a second entry!
See you next Sunday for the winner announcement.

Tilda's Sitting Pretty over at Totally Tilda!!

Yeah yeah, I know I said I was leaving...........
but guess what................................
I took some time out to gather my thoughts, and do you know what? It's true what they say, You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone!!! (Sounds like a good idea for a song that!!) LOL
So I asked Susie if I could come home and she said Yes.  Thanks Susie!! Love Ya!! MWAH!!!
So, enough of the waffle, let's get on with the latest challenge shall we?
The new challenge at Totally Tilda this time is called:
So, that means we want to see all your gorgeous creations featuring our lovely little lady Sitting Down.
We are very generously sponsored by the lovely Nikki at
and the prize on offer is:

So, here is my project for this challenge:
This is an image that my lovely friend sent to me.  She knows who she is so thank you darling.
My image is coloured with Copics and I've added some glamour dust to the furry bits on her hat and gloves.
The backing paper is from one of those gorgeous Lili of the Valley pads called Classic Christmas.
The trees in the background are a Clarity Stamp that I just adore and again I have added some glamour dust to the trees for effect. (Not that you can see it! LOL)
My big white flower is from Wild Orchid and those gorgeous berries are a Magnolia product which I picked up at the Hobbycraft fair in November.  The leaves are a punch which I cut in two.
So there you have it lovely peeps, my latest Tilda creation.
I hope you get the time to join in with this challenge over at Totally Tilda.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Crafty Ribbon Advent Day 2

Hey ribbon lovers,
Did you enjoy Day 1 of our Christmas Advent adventure over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog??
Then let's get on with the fun!
Today we are featuring Joanna Sheen.
If you have never been to Joanna's website - WHY???
There is an abundance of products to fulfil each and every one of your desires.
So here is my card for today:
Sorry about the wonky photo!!
Anyway, the background is produced digitally and then the main image is taken from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Christmas CD.
Here is a close up of the image:
So off you pop on over to the Inspiration blog and add your name to Mr Linky, not forgetting of course to leave some love for my team mates projects whilst you are there.

Joanna is offering the lucky winner from today:
2 Decoupage Sets
I won't be here tomorrow but will be back on Monday with my next project.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Crafty Ribbons Advent - Day 1

Hello Ribbon Lovers
Welcome to Day 1 of our Advent Event over on the Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration Blog.
Each day we will be highlighting a Shop/Site/Product on our Inspiration blog and each day there will be some fabulous inspiration from the Crafty Ribbons Design Team.
Not only that, if you remember to add your name to the Linky each day you could stand a chance of winning some awesome prizes!
So here we go then folks.
Day 1
Today we are sponsored by the fabulous:

“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

Here is the fabulous prize on offer for today:

So here is my project for today:
This is my bottle top Christmas Tree.
Each of the discs is made up of a plastic bottle top off the milk cartons, wadding and a circle of material.
These are stuck down onto card, and then decorated as you wish.
I have simply used some wonderful Crafty Ribbons Christmas Ribbon.
The hanger and the bow are made from the gorgeous velvet sentiment ribbon and then the two pieces across the tree are grosgrain sentiment ribbons.
The snowflakes are wooden precut shapes.
This complete project comes from my local craft store, The Craft Cave on the Weston Road in Stafford.
I am not kidding it is a really small shop but it is like a tardis - you would not believe how much stuff they have in there!! LOL
So what are you waiting for, get on over to the Inspiration Blog and get signed up.
I'd like to enter my little Christmas Tree into the following challenges: