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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Papertake Weekly - Dawny's Sketch




I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday weekend.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our challenge last week over at Papertake Weekly. Your projects were just gorgeous, all pale and very pretty.

This week we have another fabulous sketch by our very own Dawny and we all know she makes the best sketches !



We are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp this week and the lucky winner will win a voucher for their store !



The DP's are Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" and they have had a good distressing all round ! I also ran around the edges of the paper with a gold metallic pen - just love this effect in distressing !

The image is by Some Odd Girl and is called "Smell the Flowers". This is a digi stamp but rubber versions are now available here. I didn't want to use the whole image for a change so I cut it down and rounded the corners with a corner punch. I didn't actually cut much of the image off but I thought it made it look a bit different. She has been coloured with Copics and ProMarkers.

The lace is from my stash.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

I also used the new Magnolia Doo-Hickey die called "Heart Swirl"

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. The rest of the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you again this week for your inspiration.

Thank you for your visit and gave a great week and enjoy the holidays with the kiddos !

Saturday, 28 May 2011

BasicGrey Challenges - Shabby Chic




Thank you to everyone who joined in with our last challenge over at BasicGrey Challenges. All your projects were gorgeous and it was great to see BasicGrey being "mixed and matched" !

Firstly, we would like to welcome a new Designer to the team - Becca ! Becca has been our Guest for the last couple of challenges and now she has joined us as a full timer so welcome to the BasicGrey family !

Our new Guest Designer for the next couple of challenges is the ultra talented Debbie Dolphin ! It is so fantastic to be working with Debbie and her gorgeous cards.

As always, our fabulous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 shopping spree to the lucky winner !




The DP's are BasicGrey "Curio"

The image is by Tickled Pink Stamps and is called "Lil Victorian Steampunk Lolita Evie". She has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers.

The doily, pearls and lace are from my stash.

The flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts and from my stash.

The little stamp is a Whimsy Stamp and die.

The rest of the DT's cards are just stunning, please hop over and take a look and why not enter our challenge ?


Thank you for your visit - it was lovely to see you !


Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Stars and Stripes






Good morning ! I hope you are all OK on this sunny and calm Wednesday morning !

Can you believe its time again for another challenge over at Simon Says Challenge ?

This week, our challenge is STARS AND STRIPES !

The lucky winner will win a $50 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store !










The DP's I used are by Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman"

The image is by Penny Black and called "Fly Away". He has been coloured with a mixture of ProMarkers and Copics.

I stitched all the papers with my sewing machine.

The stars I cut from some Nestie stars.

I covered all the edges in Adirondak dabber gold paint for the aged look

The sentiment is a digi download from Bizzy Becs.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. The rest of the DT's cards are just gorgeous, you must hop over and take a look !



I am entering the following challenges :



Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Fussy and Fancy (hope it qualifies ;o) !)



Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes



Tuesday Throwdown - Stripes



Digistamps4joy - Boys, Boys, Boys



Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes



Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again soon.



Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Papertake Weekly - Pale, Pretty Pastels




Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week.


This week we have a lovely challenge for you, Pale, Pretty Pastels.


We are being sponsored by Digital Delights this week and the lucky winner will win 3 digital stamps from Wendy's Store !






The DP's are from a Forever Friends pad I found at the bottom of my pile of 6x6 pads. I stitched them all on my sewing machine.



The image is of course by Lili of the Valley and she has been coloured with a mixture of ProMarkers and Copics.



The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little stamp is by Whimsy Stamps.



The rest of the DT's cards are so pretty and inspiring. Please hop over and take a look !



Thank you for your visit. I hope you are having a good week so far and not getting too blown about by all this wind. My thoughts are with you peeps in Scotland who are getting the brunt of it.

I am entering my card into A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge whose them is "Things With Wings"

Take care,



Thursday, 19 May 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Sparkle Galore !




Someone put the sun back - its beautiful this morning ! Thank you !

Well my week has been very sparkly so far what with the challenge over at Simon Says Challenge being sparkly and now the new challenge over at PaperPlay Challenges also being very sparkly.

The lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher from Bunny Zoe Crafts !

The rest of the DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration this week - go check them out !



I just loved making this card and tried to get over my fear of Websters Pages !! I also need some more practise with hair colouring but overall, I love it !

The DP's as I said are Websters Pages and the little "Happy Day" journalling card behind the image is also Websters Pages. I bought these ages ago at the NEC and only opened the box to make this card !

The image is a Tickled Pink digi image - Lil Lolita Kellita which I made larger and cut out with my nesties (that's the great thing about digi's you can make them as big or small as you like !). This image also comes in rubber form too. Kellita has been coloured with Copics

The doily and gem flourish are from my stash. I sprayed the doily with marshmallow glimmer mist for some added sparkle.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added some diamond stickles to their petals.

The sentiment ticket is a digi download too from Bizzy Becs Store.

We hope you can join us this week in our challenge - also a good opportunity to be able to combine challenges this week too **wink, wink** !!

I was hoping to be able to join in with Tickled Pink Challenges theme of "Vintage Colours" but I see the collection is closed so I'm too late :( Never mind

Edited to say : Tickled Pink Challenges now has a "Distressing" challenge so I am going to enter that with my card !!

Have a great day and thank's for your visit.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle and Shine




Ok, who pinched the sun ? What a miserable day today and cold too. It's such a good job that the wonderful girls at Simon Says Challenge can give you some SPARKLE and SHINE !!

The DT have been using products from Tattered Angels so loads of glimmer mist this week !

The lucky winner will win a $50 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store !








The DP's are Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" and I have added some kraft card from my stash. The kraft was inked with Vintage Photo distress ink and then sprayed with Old Lace Glimmer Mist.

The image is by The Greeting Farm and she is called "Tuesday". She has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers. I added some diamond Stickles to her crown and dress. Tuesday was cut out using a Spellbinders Blossom die and I also used the MFT doily die behind the image.

The pearls are by Kaisercraft.

The flowers are from my stash.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set "Sparkle Clear - Messages"

We hope you can join in with our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your sparkly creations !




I am entering my card into these challenges :




Sisterhood of Crafters - Let it Shine




Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes




Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly

Thank you for your visit and I hope to see you again soon !


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Papertake Weekly - Bloom and Grow



Sorry I did not get back to you at the weekend with deets of my BasicGrey card. I ended up having a very busy weekend in the end and a very pleasant one at that too ! Izzy is fine and her arm looks nasty but thank goodness its not broken. Details of the card I made have now been added to my post in case you are interested.

This week at Papertake Weekly, our challenge is "Bloom and Grow" and its a double whammy challenge too because you can either use something floral on your project or use a Molly Bloom image like the DT have done or you can always do both !!

We are being sponsored by THE RIBBON GIRL.





I think Lols and I must be telepathic because we both used the same image and the same papers !!

The image is Molly Bloom "Sunflower Molly" and she has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers.

The DP's are My Minds Eye "Mabel" and I have stitched them all on my sewing machine.

The ribbon is from my stash.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

We hope you can come along and play with us this week. The rest of the DT have some amazing cards for your inspiration as always.

Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again soon !


Saturday, 14 May 2011

BasicGrey Challenges - Mix & Match

Welcome to another BasicGrey Challenges.

I am running very late today due to the fact that Blogger has not been behaving itself and I've been running the girls around this morning for dancing and also a trip to A&E because we thought Izzy had broken her arm falling over this morning - what a nightmare.

Anyway, I am in a rush now because I'm due to be going out and everyone is sat waiting for me *blush*


We are having a challenge of mix and match this fortnight so mix and match Basic Grey products together. The DT have done an amazing job on their cards this fortnight and such an amazing inspiration to us all.

Here is my card. I will be back with details later !





The DP's are a mixture of BG Origins and Kioshi


The "postcard" I made using a Tim Holtz postcard header stamp and then little details from the Lili of the Valley postcard stamp


Tilda is "Secretive Tilda" and she has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers.


The flowers are a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. I think the lace also came from Wild Orchid Crafts too.


The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.


I also stitched all the papers with my sewing machine.


Sorry I did not get back to you - I had a very busy weekend in the end !



Have a great Saturday !

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Look What the Stork Brought !




Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge of paper piecing/paper piercing last week over at Simon Says Challenge. Your entries were stunning with some fabulous ideas.

This week, we want to see your baby cards ! Many of you will know that Heidi's baby is due any day now and we are eagerly awaiting the news that we are all going to Auntie's again ! We have inside information that the baby is a girl so if you would like to make a card and send it to Heidi, please email us at the Simon Says Challenge email address and we will give you her address so you can send it.

The lucky winner will win a $50 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store !







The DP's are DCWV "Nana's Nursery"



The image is by Stampabilities and is called "Love Bunny". This little cutie has been coloured with a mixture of ProMarkers and Copics.



The Martha Stewart border punch I used is called "Pinking Scallop" and the butterfly bunch is monarch butterfly



The flowers are a mixture from my stash and Prima.



The wooden nappy pin is by Kaisercraft.



We look forward to seeing all your baby cards/gifts this week and hope you can join us.



Thank you so much for your visit. Have a great week !


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Paper Piecing or Piercing



To see who the lucky winner was of my Simon Says Challenge Blog Hop voucher, please scroll down !




Firstly we would all like to offer our deepest sympathy for all those who have been hit by the devastating tornados that hit several states of South America with many people losing their lives. Our own Christine is from the area that has been hit - fortunately she is safe and hope she and all others will remain safe.

Thank you to everyone again who joined in with our Birthday celebrations last week and entered our challenge and hop. Winners will be announced shortly..... !

Our challenge this week is Paper Piecing or Piercing. The DT are this week showcasing My Favorite Things (MFT) stamps and products. If you have any of these we would love to see them but if not, its not compulsory to join in our challenge.

The lucky winner will win a $50 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!







The DP's are My Mind's Eye "Gertie"(what else !!).

The image is an MFT stamp called "How Sweet Is It". I have paper pieced the chair and foot stool and coloured the rest with ProMarkers and Copics. The sentiment is also from this set.

I used some brown and white bakers twine in the corner.

The rest of the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration. Please hop over and see them and leave them some of your love !

Thank you for your visit and we look forward to seeing all your fabby creations.



Simon Says Challenge - Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our Birthday celebrations last week and took part in our challenge and blog hop.

I am pleased to announce the lucky winner of my $10 voucher for the Simon Says Stamp Store !

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

57 - Caroline F

Timestamp: 2011-05-04 08:54:13 UTC

Many congratulations ! Could you please email me so that I can tell you how you can claim your prize.


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes !



I hope you all had a fabulous BH weekend. We went away again in our caravan to Wareham Forest and met up with some lovely friends of ours. We had a terrific time and really enjoyed celebrating the Royal Wedding on Friday with lots of bunting, flags, hats and a BBQ ! The kids had a great time too !!!

Here we are, back to the routine of going back to work/school etc. but it is only 24 days until the kids break up again for another week off (yes, I am counting down the days !!!).

To break us all in gently, we are having a very simple challenge over at Papertake Weekly for you. ANYTHING GOES ! with the optional extra of including "circles" in your design.

We are pleased to announce we have a new teamie too. Please welcome Andrea ! Welcome to the team Andrea - lovely to have you on board !!

We are being sponsored by Lili of the Valley with a £10 gift voucher for the lucky winner !





The DP's are Jack and Jill by Prima. In hindsight I should have layered this card more as the doily circle is completely lost on this patterned paper. Oh well, we live and learn !! The doily is an MFT Die-Namics die.


The image is of course by Lili of the Valley and has been coloured with a mix of ProMarkers and Copics.


The roses are the MFT Rolled Rose die and the centres are from my stash. I'm really pleased with how these worked out this time round. I had terrible trouble trying to roll them the last time and I thought they looked awful. This time I wound the paper round a large children's paint brush and it worked out much better - see what I mean about living and learning ?!!!!


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. Our Guest DT's Ula and Meera have some amazing cards to show you this week as does the rest of the DT over at Papertake Weekly.



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