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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes !

It's Wednesday and time for another Simon Says Challenge !  Thank you to everyone who joined in with our 3 different papers challenge last week, we had lots of fantastic entries.

This week our challenge is ANYTHING GOES !  The DT are this week showcasing My Mind's Eye products and you just know these are my faves !  If you have any My Mind's Eye products then we would love you to show them off to us but you don't have to, to take part in this challenge.

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


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I had to make a quick card for this challenge as I was up to my ears in cards to make but that is the fantastic thing about the My Mind's Eye embellies, they make the perfect quick cards which look amazing !  Let's hope I have managed to pull it off !!

So, for my card I used :


The sentiment came from a pack of My Mind's Eye Layered Stickers from the Sunshine Collection.


My Mind's Eye Pearl Swirl


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your amazing entries.  Check out the DT's cards for your inspiration !

Have a great Wednesday and thank you for your visit !



Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Papertake Weekly - Dawny's Sketch

Good morning ! I hope I am finding you all fine and dandy and raring to go this morning ?  I have been a busy bee all weekend making cards for commissions and I'm looking forward to catching up with some of the housework now which doesn't seem the right thing to say but if you saw the place...... !!

Well, its that time of week again for a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly and this week our wonderful Dawny has a sketch for you, and its a cracker.  Very clean and simple, just the way I like 'em !!



The image I used is by Tiddly Inks and is the gorgeous Wryn.  This little beauty is called "Whatcha Doin'".  Isn't she just stunning ?  I adore her.  She has been coloured with Copics.

The papers are my new favourites too, My Mind's Eye "Fiddlesticks".  In fact, I love all the new MME papers, their best yet I think.  These have all been machine stitched.

The tab is a die by MFT "Bracket Tab".  The letters are from my stash.

The wide cotton lace is from my stash.

Tiddly Inks have a new challenge which has started today "Fabric Fun" so I am hoping my wide cotton lace fits the bill !!

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

Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a super duper Tuesday !

Bye for now,

Jo x


Friday, 24 February 2012

La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Rainbows



Good morning !  It's time again for Inspiration Friday from La La Land Crafts !

This week our challenge is "Rainbows" !

The DT have some amazing inspiration for you over at the La La Land Crafts Blog.



The La La Land Crafts image I used is Marci with Bunny stamp.  She has been coloured with Copics (a full list of which is on the La La Land Crafts Blog) and I paper pieced her dress, hairband and flowers.

The papers are by BasicGrey called "Sweet Threads" and I have machine stitched these.

Everything else is from my stash.

We hope you can play along with us in our challenge and add your card to our Customer Gallery.

Have a great Friday and thank's for your visit !

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Simon Says Challenge - 3 Different Papers !



I am still here - just I think !  Phew, what a busy week or so I have had.  The girls were on school holiday and unfortunately the hubster had to go to work (booo !) so we were home alone and met up with lots of friends and went out and about.  I also had some commissions to do and I tried to catch up with the housework which has been seriously neglected of late (more boooo !).

So, here we are again, back to Wednesday and time for another Simon Says Challenge !

This week our challenge is 3 DIFFERENT PAPERS


The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous


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The Design Team are this week showcasing CC Design and The Greetings Farm Stamps/Products.  If you have any of these, we would love to see them but it is not compulsory to join this challenge.




The DP's I used are by My Mind's Eye and called "Happy Days"

I also used the My Mind's Eye Happy Days Die Cut Borders

The image is by The Greeting Farm and is called "Special Autumn".  He has been coloured with Copics

The Happy Day banner and star are My Mind's Eye "Happy Days" Stamps

I also used : MFT Notebook Edge Die-namics, (I liked the "waste" part of the die cut so much I used it as a border at the bottom of the card !)  My Mind's Eye "Lucky" Twine

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week.  The DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration.

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

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Tag It !

Sorry for the delay in posting my post today.  I've been out with the girls for the past 2 days taking them out with their friends and have only just arrived home !  It's hard work this half term lark !!!

Today its time for another Simon Says Challenge and our theme this week is TAG IT  !  So we would like to see you either make a tag or add a tag to a creation of yours - the choice is yours.

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


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Now the artistic pose !!

For my tag I used :
 Manila Tag,
Tim Holtz Good Thoughts stamp set,
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Vintage Shabby,
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape "Nostalgic",
Vintage Photo Distress Ink,
Vintage Photo Embossing Powder
The flowers and lace are from my stash
The button attached to the seam binding is by BasicGrey

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week, the DT have made some very inspiring makes for you all.

Thank you so much for your visit.  Have a great Wednesday and we look forward to seeing all your amazing creations !

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Papertake Weekly - Valentine's Day Colour Combo Challenge

Good morning !   Happy Valentine's Day !  Did you all get spoilt by your loved ones ?  Well, mine are still in bed so I am yet to find out !!   I hope you are all well and ready for another Papertake Weekly Challenge ?

This week we have a colour challenge for you BLACK, WHITE and RED all over (with the exception of hair and skin colours on images you use).  The rest of the DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration.


This week we are being sponsored by Whiff of Joy.



It is unusual for me but I decided to make a card without an image !  My gorgeous friend Tara sent to me some MFT stamps and the fringed flower die-namics for my Birthday and I couldn't wait to use them.  This was the perfect opportunity to use both.

The DP's are Echo Park "Yours Truly"

The lace is from my stash.

I used these MFT stamps and die-namics :

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your entries.

Have a great Tuesday !


Friday, 10 February 2012

La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Easel Card

Here we are, Friday again !  Chilly Friday too !  Did you get snow last night ?  We had a few centimetres, nothing excessive, just enough for the kids to play in which they enjoyed on the way to school this morning.  I then went on a welly walk with Izzy's class and they all made snowmen in the field !  They had a brilliant time although they all got very cold and wet.

Over at La La Land Crafts we have another Inspiration Friday for you.  This week our theme is "Easel Cards" and the DT have made some terrific examples of these for you.

The DP's I used are Echo Park "Springtime" and these have all been machine stitched.

The image is La La Land Crafts "Marci with Tulip".  She has been coloured with Copics and a full list of the colours I used can be found on the La La Land Crafts Blog.  The sentiment is from the La La Land Crafts stamp set called "Stump Rubber Stamp Set".

We would love to see your La-La Land creations so just link them up to the Customer Gallery and you could be in with a chance to win a prize.

If you are after any of the newly Released La La Land images, they are now available for shipping in the store!

Thank you for your visit and have a great Friday !



Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Simon Says Challenge - ♥ Love Is In The Air ♥



I won't say Brrrrr again because its getting boring now ! but ..... I did think my chin was going to fall off this morning on my way back from school it was so cold !!!

It is that time of week again when we have a new challenge over at Simon Says Challenge !  but first ......

"We have a new Design Team Member joining us !

There won't be many of you who haven't heard of this amazingly talented, kind hearted, friendly and very popular JACQUI (aka CATS WHISKERS).

We are all absolutely thrilled to bits to have Jacqui join the Simon Family and we hope you too can stop by her blog and give her a very warm welcome"

Onto our challenge for this week.  Our theme is  
♥ Love Is In The Air ♥

The Design Team are this week showcasing PRIMA products.  If you have any Prima products then we would love to see them but if not, no problemo !!

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous


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Now this seems to be a popular challenge around at the moment and all the DT's I am on have had a "love" and "Valentines" theme which has been lovely but... I only have one husband and no boyfriends and so there are only so many Valentine's cards I can make ! ROFL !

So, for this challenge I decided to make a 6x6 layout of my little Princesses !  I have a Smash* book which I am trying to fill so this will be a perfect addition !



I used lots of bits and pieces from the new Simon Says Stamp Card Making Kit for this layout but I'll list the items individually for you.

I can highly recommend these kits though, they are very well put together and full of inspiration.

From the kit I used :


These are the other items I used but not in the kit :


The alphabet stamps are made by Prima but I can't find a name on them.  I think they are quite old stamps.  The number stamps are from my stash too.

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

I am entering the following challenges with my layout :



Scrap-Creations - Valentines

My Time to Craft - A is for Adorable

Thank you for your visit and have a great Wednesday !

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with Optional Extras !!


Brrrrr again !   No snow for us :(  It started on Saturday afternoon and we had a few centimetres by the evening.  The girls were desperate to go out in it but it was freezing and pitch black !  I assured them that it would still be with us the next morning and could go out then - WRONG!  By 9pm the temperature rose and it rained and by Saturday morning, there wasn't a flake in sight :(   You can imagine that I was not the best Mum in the World on Saturay morning !!!

Now onto our challenge over at Papertake Weekly.  It's our week of ANYTHING GOES but there is the optional extra of adding a heart or doing a love theme.  The DT have made some amazing cards again for your inspiration.

Our sponsor is Lili of the Valley this week.



The DP's I used are some Tilda papers called " Winter Bird".  These have all been machine stitched.

The image is from Lili of the Valley and I have coloured this with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers.

The metal corner embellie and flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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

I am entering the following challenges with my card :

Lili's Little Fairies - Spring Colours


Thank you for your visit and have a great Tuesday !

Saturday, 4 February 2012

BasicGrey Challenges - Love/Valentines




Good morning !  Yes, another very chilly one last night.  When I came downstairs the weather station said it was -9.4 this morning !  It's now clouding over and I do wonder if we might get some snow and I'm patiently waiting.

In the meantime though we have a fabby challenge for you over at BasicGrey Challenges.  Our theme is LOVE/VALENTINES.  You can interpret this how you wish and the DT have given you some amazing cards and projects this week for your inspiration and no, they don't even have to contain red or pink !!!  Just remember though that they do have to contain at least one item of BasicGrey in them to qualify for the prize.

Simon Says Stamp

Before I show you my card I just wanted to say a sad goodbye to both Liz and Fleur who are leaving us.  Thank you so much girls for all your hard work and we shall miss you so much.  Keep in touch ! xx




I finally gave in and treat myself to the new digi stamps by Tiddly Inks and this one is called "Wryn - Close to my Heart".  She has been coloured with Copics and ProMarkers.  The sentiment also comes with this digi stamp.

The DP's are BasicGrey "Kissing Booth" again I used the card making kit from Simon Says Stamp which is fantastic !

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your entries.

I am joining in with the following challenges :

Tiddly Inks - Valentines

Crafty Ann's Challenge - Love is in the air

Daring Cardmakers - Colour Challenge - Pink and Red

By The Cute and Girly - Love is in the air

Thank you for your visit.  Have a great weekend and if you get any snow - enjoy !!

Friday, 3 February 2012

La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Kraft and Faux Stitching


Brrrrr !   What a cold morning !  It was -8.9 degrees when we got up this morning !  Luckily we managed to keep our woodburner going all night and so it was great to wake up and throw a log on to keep us extra snug and warm today.  Still, I shall be keeping warm by doing a snow dance today as I believe we may be in for some of the white stuff this weekend !  I can't wait to get the sledges out with the girls again, sooo much fun !

It's Friday so that can only mean one thing, inspiration from the La La Land Crafts Gals !  We have all joined up together today for one great inspiration for you all and our theme is KRAFT AND FAUX STITCHING.

I just fancied a bit of CAS with this card especially when I saw these two pieces of MME paper sat lonely by my guillotine !  They are from the MME pad "Love Me".

The image is La La Land Crafts "Roller Skate Marci" and she has been coloured with Copics.  A full list of the colours I used can be found on the La La Land Crafts Blog

The frame was made using the MFT stamp and die-namics set called "First Class Friend" and the postage stamp comes from that set too.

The sentiment comes from the MFT stamp and die-namics set called "You Move Me"

If you would like to join us this week when we would love to see your projects in our customer gallery and you could be in with a chance of winning a prize !

I am entering the following challenges :

Pals Paper Arts - Use Reds

Pixie Dust Studio - Girlie Girls

Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - Someone Wearing Red

Thank you for your visit.  Have a great Friday and keep warm and if we get any, enjoy the snow !

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Simon Says.....Animal Antics !


Good morning !  Another chilly one in store by the looks of it still, at least the sun is shining ! 

I had a great afternoon yesterday at the Country Park and the local school's cross country event.  All the children worked so hard and the determination on their faces was amazing to see.  I stood at the finish line crying my eyes out - oh I am such a softie !!  Mollie did so well bless her and I was so proud of her and her classmates.

Time again for another Simon Says Challenge.  Do you know we had 1063 entries to our Anything Goes Challenge ?  Thank you all so much for joining us.

Our challenge this week is ANIMAL ANTICS and the DT are showcasing Stampabilities stamps which include the House Mouse stamps, Peanuts etc.  If you have any of these stamps we would love to see them but if not then it is not necessary for you to be able to join in with this challenge.

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous


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I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on the new Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for the month of February and my goodness did it have some lovely goodies in it.  I have used some of those for this card being the Tim Holtz ticket, Cosmo Cricket mini letters, BasicGrey Kissing Booth papers.  Simon Says Stamp are running a monthly card kit and you can subscribe here !  I can highly recommend it !

The image I used is a Stampabilities stamp called "Happy Hoppers Love Bunny" and this has been coloured with Copics.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear stamp set called "Say It All"

I am entering the following challenges :

I followed the sketch over at i{heart}2stamp.  They are having a monthly sketch challenge called "Sketch For You to Try (SFYTT)" which is posted on the first Saturday of the month.  Just love this sketch !

The Stamping Boutique - Valentines

Tuesday Throwdown - Use Hearts

House Mouse Challenge - More than one heart

We look forward to you joining us in our challenge this week.

Thank you for your visit and have a great Wednesday !  Keep warm !

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