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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Midway Reminder to get in shape!!

Hello folks,
Just popped in to remind you that you have about a week left to enter the current challenge over at Totally Tilda.
This time the challenge is:
SHAPED CARD
(No squares or rectangles and it must be a CARD!)
And don't forget we are sponsored by:


So here is my Midway creation for you:

I cut the shape of this out using my Silhoutte Cameo. The cutting file was one I bought from Craftsuprint!  If you want to have a look at the vast selection of cutting files that they have then just click on the link in my sidebar to take you there.
So not only did it cut out the basic shape, it also cut out those little flowers you can see on the base card and the circle and cut out flower that I have used as the easel stopper.

I distressed all of the edges using TH Distress Ink pad Wild Honey.
I have used Celebration Tilda from the Sweet Crazy Love collection and I have coloured the image using my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.  The background is done using Pan Pastels.
There is a similar technique in the latest Magnolia Ink but that uses Copics - not that brave yet! LOL

This gives you a better idea of the cut out flowers.
I have added some little flowers from my stash along with a leaf pin on the base and a little bow next to the image.

Here is a side view of the card.
So, there you have it peeps.
I do hope you will find the time to pop along and join in our Shaped Card challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
Just before I go, I would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter Day. 
Don't eat too much chocolate now!! LOL
TTFN
xxx

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Winner winner chicken dinner!!!!

Hello lovely bloggy peeps!
Hope you are all having a fabulous Easter Weekend.
I know the weather could be a little warmer - well another 20 degrees warmer if you ask me....
but, well we're stuck with it aren't we??
So, let's do something nice,
let's draw the winner of my candy shall we???

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Now I have added a pic of the Random.Org linky thing before but I can't remember how I did it now so you will just have to believe me when I say the winner is:
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No 5 Ardilla
Congratulations hunni.
Please contact me by email with your postal address so that I can get your candy out to you.
It won't be posted until Tuesday now because of the Bank Holiday in the UK.
If I don't hear from Ardilla by Friday I will draw another winner.

Thanks to all those of you who took part and those new followers who have joined me.

There will be another candy in a couple of weeks so remember to keep an eye out!!
See you all very soon.
xxxxxxx

Friday, 29 March 2013

Time for a bit of Candy!

I have had this photographed for a couple of weeks now and keep forgetting to post it.
So, I thought it was about time I gave away a bit of candy.
There are:
Two packs of Mulberry Petaloo flowers, one in orange and one in brown.
A little set of alphabet stamps.
Two packs of handmade flowers - So much more beautiful in real life.
(These were made by Suzanne - Just love Stamping but she doesn't make them any more)
And an Uptown Stamps rubber stamp called Granny Heart Angel.

No rules really other than:
Please be a follower and add the pic above to your side bar or a wee post.
That's it.
No candy only blogs.
I will post anywhere!
I will draw a winner on Friday 29 March (Good Friday)
Good luck

Thursday, 28 March 2013

New Challenge and a Blog Hop!!!!!

Long Post peeps - go grab a cuppa and a biscuit..... go on...... I'll wait.
De dum de dum de dum...... oh you're back, good, right let's get started then shall we??
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Wow, can you believe Easter is here already we know the weather has been bad here in the UK so to celebrate Easter and to cheer everyone up we’re having a blog hop with lots of prizes available. We also have a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge....
This time the challenge is hosted by Marianne and the theme is
ANYTHING GOES WITH RIBBON
We'll draw a random winner for the challenge and we’ll have the Top 3 as usual. You can get all the details and lots more ideas from the Design Team over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge . 
So here is the card I made for the new challenge:
I have used one of those fabulous Pip images from Sugar Nellie and this one is Chocolate Pip  I just love these images.
The backing paper is from the Perfect Pair paper pad by Nitwits at Lili of the Valley.
The fabulous die cut was from my good friend Susie Sugar - MWAH!!
The image is coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.
Flowers and pin are from my stash and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.
The little easter eggs have been in my stash for a while now and the Happy Birthday ribbon is of course from Crafty Ribbons and you can find it here.
And for the winner of our Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge here is the fabulous prize:
Woohooo!!
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Also, we are having a Blog Hop. You can get the full list of blogs over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog,we  have some special people hopping along with us,so why go over to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog  and  join in with us. 
There will be two main winners from the Blog Hop and several Hop Stop Candy winners too.

And for the Blog Hop this is what I have made...
Using the Keep Calm and Carry On grosgrain ribbon 
and Lili of the Valley stamp called New Hat
So the image is stamped on one of my fabulous die cuts from the lovely Susie Sugar!! Thank you darling!!
The backing paper is from the Promises Paper Pad by Nitwits at Lili of the Valley. Gosh I do so love these paper pads.
The image is again coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.
The flowers and gem branch are from Wild Orchid crafts.
The butterflies are from a batch I bought of a seller on ebay but I can't remember their name sorry.
The gorgeous ribbon is from, of course, Crafty Ribbons and you can find it here.

So here's what you have to do on the Blog Hop then.
At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw. 
I've got these gorgeous ribbons to give away, and believe me there are a lot of ribbons here! Loads more than you can see in the picture!!

To be in with a chance of winning this you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. Saying you're joining us on the blog hop...

Each stop will have a word which you should collect to make a phrase.



You should have arrived here from Elise's blog. So my word is REALLY. At the end of the blog hop you should have 20 words, work out the phrase and leave it in the comments back at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog. The blog hop will run until 6pm on Tuesday 2nd April and the winner, plus the winners of each of the Design Teams' Candy will be announced at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd April on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog. We will have comment moderation on so there can be no cheating. Hahahaha!!


Your next stop is the lovely Gretha. If you lose your way you can go back to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog to get the full list. Good luck everyone.


So by now you will know that we have some fabulous special guests hopping along with us from Lili of the Valley.  So not only will there be a prize for the fortnightly challenge as above there will also be two fabulous prizes for the Blog Hop. This is the first one:

Lili of the Valley specialises in the design and production of gorgeous & unique rubber stamps, sentiment stamps, die-cut designs and papers for the card making and crafting sector. “At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible."

and they are giving this fabulous prize!!!

And secondly the fabulous prize on offer from Ali at Crafty Ribbons is:

   Ribbon Hamper

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So does this look like a fab lot of wonderful prizes or what??
I do hope you get time to join in with our challenge and our Blog Hop and who knows you may be walking away with one, or more, of our fabulous prizes or individual candy draws!!
How cool is that??


Sunday, 24 March 2013

Clarity Challenge.

Hi folks,
Just popped in to show you the card I have made for the new Clarity Stamp challenge.
I put this one together for a girl my daughter works with and apparently she loved it.
Now apologies for the rubbish picture but I took this on my phone to make sure it was going to be ok for my daughter's friend.  I have used two Clarity Stamps here.
The champagne glass I have masked one behind the other and the corner stamp I have done in each 
corner and finished off with the little bee in the middle of each corner.
I am quite pleased with how it came out but I know I could do better so you know what they say, practice makes perfect.
So I am entering it into the new Monthly challenge at Clarity Stamp for their Anything Goes challenge.

Krafty Christmas

Hi folks
Well another Sunday rolls around and that means it is time for another Christmas Card Club challenge.
This time the challenge was set by our lovely Clare and the theme is
USE KRAFT CARD
So I have been seeing some beautiful creations using Kraft card from the lovely Vicky at Vicky's Handmade Creations so I took my inspiration from her beautiful cards.  Thanks Vixx!! MWAH!
So here you go then:
You will see I have used a fabulous LOTV image for my card this time.
I love their images don't you?
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour Pencils and I have added some stickles to all the stars.
I have used my Kraft card for the matting and layering and the die cuts.
I am really pleased with how this turned out and I may just have to get me some more Kraft card too!!
So challenges that my card will fit are:

Shaped Cards at Totally Tilda

Hello all.
Well it's Sunday again and that means it is time for the new challenge over at Totally Tilda.
Please remember to hop on over to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and have a look to see if you were one of our lucky winners/Top 3.
Remember our winners and top three are chosen by Susie and the Design Team.
No random.org here! So if you won it's because we loved your creation.
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Right on to the new challenge.
The theme for this fortnight's challenge is:
SHAPED CARDS
(No squares or rectangles)
Now we would like to see any shape of card - not a basket.  Your creation must be a card!!
This time we are lucky to be sponsored by:



So here is my creation for this challenge:
I have used my new Silhouette Cameo to cut this shape out and also the little banner.
I have used Tim Holtz Distress C'oredinations cardstock and I am surprised at how much strength it has.
The stand is a bit flimsy but I guess it stands up and holds the card so it must be ok.

Tilda is coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils and I have just added a wee sentiment from Lynne's Sentiments 4 You and a few little flowers from my stash and finished it off with a ribbon bow.
I do hope you get time to pop along and join in with the fun this fortnight.
Have fun peeps.


Monday, 18 March 2013

It's a Man Thing!!

Hello bloggy friends.
Don't forget to enter my wee candy - just go to the post at the top of the page!!
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:
IT'S A MAN THING!!
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I have used images and DP from the Boys to Men CD which you can buy here. This is actually a mini card which I enlarged in Word and then printed out.  I used one of the backing papers underneath to finish it off. The 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, 17 March 2013

It's still Easter!!

Hello folks,
Just popped in to remind you that you have about a week left to enter the current challenge over at Totally Tilda.
This time the challenge is:
EASTER TILDA
(You must use at least one egg)
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And don't forget we are sponsored by:

and the prize is:

So here is my Midway creation for you:
I adore this Tilda stamp, it has to be one of my all time favourites.
I have coloured the image with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers this time.
I have used Pan Pastels chalks on the white die cut which was from Susie Sugar. MWAH!!
Those gorgeous papers are from the Perfect Pair pad by Nitwits at Lili of the Valley.
As I have said before, such lovely quality and so pretty too.
The sentiment is one of Lynne's from Sentiments 4 You - miss you Lynne!!
All the flowers are from my stash and the large gardenia flower was from Wild Orchid.
The little eggs are from That Craft Place - from their Facebook shop.
The gorgeous ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons Summer Breeze collection and you can find them here.
Right folks, there you have it. 
So you still have about a week to get your entry in so whatcha waiting for???
TTFN
Challenges:
xxxx


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Will you come and join us.........?

Hello folks,
Just popping in to let you all know about an exciting little event that will be happening over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog soon.

We are holding an Easter Blog Hop!!  YAY!!
We have so many things for you to win why wouldn't you want to join in eh??? LOL

So the hop will start at the Inspiration Blog on Thursday 28th March, the same day that we launch the new challenge on the Crafty Ribbons blog.

There will be candy hidden along the way - you won't know where it is hidden so best to leave a comment on every blog then you won't miss out.

We also have a few surprises for you all,we have some special people joining us we know you will love them as much as we all do,so don't forget to come back and see who will be joining us...



For now though, well if you could just add this little blinkie to your sidebar to help spread the word that would be fantastic and as a little thank you for doing that you can also enter your name on the Linky at the Inspiration blog to be in with a chance of winning this stunning Ribbon Candy.

Remember to mark your calendars for Thursday 28th March. 
The hop will run until Tuesday 2nd April and all the winners will be announced on the Inspiration Blog on Wednesday 3rd April.

See you there.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

One for the boys!

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 Marianne and she has chosen:
ONE FOR THE BOYS
So here is my project for this challenge:
I have used one of those fabulous Bugaboo images called Soccer Boy.
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils for a change and the sentiment is one of Lynne's from Sentiments 4 You.
The fabulous swiss dots ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and you can find it here.
It is a very simple card but it took me nearly all day to make because I have this dreaded flu type bug that is going around. YUK!
Anyway, I do hope you have time to join in with this fortnight's challenge folks.
TTFN.




Sunday, 10 March 2013

Snowballs and Glitter!!

Yes, that's right folks you did read it right!!
It is time for our next challenge at The Christmas Card Club.
We are a group of gals who want to try and get ahead with our Christmas Cards so we all set a little challenge every fortnight and then everyone produces a card to fit the bill.
At the end of the year we should all be well ahead with our Christmas Card makes! "smiles"
Well that's the plan anyway.  LOL
So, this fortnight it is Sue's turn to host and she has chosen a theme of:
Snowballs and Glitter
So here is my card for this fortnight:
Don't you just love this image, sooo cute.
The image is coloured with my Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics.
I'm a bit peeved 'cos the ink on the face bled a bit but I didn't have time to make another, so I'll just have to live with it.
Those gorgeous papers are from the Frosty Christmas pad from Nitwits at Lili of the Valley.  They are just such fabulous papers and lovely quality too.
The snowflakes are punched from another sheet from the same pad.
The little snowballs are little tiny balls of cotton wool which I have covered with Stickles.
I have also used glamour dust on the fur around the hats and coat but you can't really see it. :(
The ribbon is some I won quite a while back now so has been in my stash for quite a bit.
So there you have it folks.
Thanks for stopping by.
xxxxxx

Easter Time at Totally Tilda

Hello all.
Well it's Sunday again and that means it is time for the new challenge over at Totally Tilda.
Please remember to hop on over to the Totally Tilda challenge blog and have a look to see if you were one of our lucky winners/Top 3.
Remember our winners and top three are chosen by Susie and the Design Team.
No random.org here! So if you won it's because we loved your creation.
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Right on to the new challenge.
The theme for this fortnight's challenge is:
EASTER TILDA
(Use at least one egg)
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This time we are lucky to be sponsored by:
And the prize on offer is:
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So here is my creation for this challenge:
I decided to do something really different for me.
I bought these heart sticks a few weeks ago from That Craft Place along with the little eggs. Thank you Lisa! I love your shop!! LOL
Tilda is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils. The pins and gems are from my stash.
I have used some fabulous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, from the Summer Breeze collection.one to wrap around the stick and the other two make two bows.  You can find the ribbon here. As I said those little eggs are from That Craft Place.
So there you have it, my "little bit different" Easter creation.
I do hope you will find the time to join in with our Easter challenge but please do remember to make sure your creation follows the theme and it must always feature Tilda!
TTFN peeps.