Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Soft shades of vintage



I saw the challenge Soft shades of vintage on Die Cut Dreams this week and decided to make a card for it. The Dp on this card is from Dovecraft Eastern Promise which you can get from Donna Den here don't forget she is closing down and everthing has 30% off. I afraid the photo really doesn't do the paper justice but this is the best I could get, its a lovely soft green colour and there is soft pink on the flowers. The border is cut from a woodware borde punch and the spotty ribbon is from crafty ribbons. The pins were in my stash from Rainmac this month.


The Tilda image was stamped and sent to me by a friend sorry I can't remember which of you lovely ladies sent it to me. I have as usual coloured her with promarkers and mounted her onto an oval cut from another sheet of paper fromn the same pack.

I have made this flower from some more of the paper cut into scolloped circles with my nesties then I have cut every 4 or 5 scollops to make petal shapes, then I scrunched the paper the make it look shabby. The pearl brad in the centre is from my stash and the metal part is partof another brad that I took apart.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Die Cut Dreams - Soft shades of vinatge 

Still time to join in with Stamping Dragon Birthday bash and my blog candy


You still have time to join in with our Birthday Bash you have  Sammi's name the paper contest, Tam's guess how many balls, Beth's make a birthday card and of course our Blog hop starting at Janettes blog lots of candy on offer and you get to see some fab cards on the way. Don't forget you were already a follower on my blog you get a chance to win my extra candy all you have to do is leave me a 2nd comment.

Stamping Dragon Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Well we have reached the end of our week of celebrations at Stamping Dragon  but we have time for one more bit of fun for you. If you haven't visited Sammi's blog to take part in the name the paper pack, Tam's blog to guess the number of balls or Beth's blog for the birthday card competition you still have time to go and enter them all.
Today we are having a blog hop, many of us along the hop are offering some candy, some is pictured on the blog some is a surprise so make sure you have hopped round them all left comments and become followers so that you are in with a chance to win some great prizes.
Hopefully you come here from Beth's blog if not you will need to go back to the beginning and start with Janette's blog. Just in case you have got lost on your way here this is the list of the blogs on this hop in the order you should have visited them.
I'm the end of the hop so you need to do nothing now except sit back and wait to see if you are one of our lucky winners. All the festivities will close on the 31st August and the winners will be announced on the 2nd September( apart from the winners on Tams blog who will be announced on the 5th as she is away sunning her self till then).
Janette designed this fantastic digi stamp in honour of our celebrations and for a limited time you can get it for just 99 cents from here. As you will have seen along your way on the hop we have all created a card using it here's mine

For one lucky blog hop entrant I'm offering this candy, to be eligible to win you will need to leave me a comment here and become a follower of my blog and have left comments and become a follower at all the blogs on the hop. If you would like to post on your blog about our blog hop then I will enter you name twice in the draw, just let me know.




As I have hit over 100 hundred followers on my blog I wanted to say a special thankyou to you all. I have a second blog candy on offer for someone who was already following  my blog before today all you need to do is leave me a second comment and I will draw a name out.






Lastly don't forget to become a follower & leave a comment on each blog to be in with a chance to win any of the blog hop candy. Last entry fo my candy will be midnight 31st August ( uk time) then you just need to keep an eye on Janette's blog as the list of winners will be announced there on the 2nd of September.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Some sad news

Donna told us yesterday that she is closing her shop Donna's Den of Craft down. Now while we are all very sad about this we totally understand her reasons. I hope you will all have a look at her closing down sale where all items have an automatic 30% taken off at the checkout go grab yourself some bargins.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Christmas Robin

I just love the colours on this card the papers are from Dovecraft Christmas Fancy which you can get from Donna Den here. The image is a freebie from Pink Gem which you can currently snag here I have coloured him with promarkers and added glitter to his hat and scrarf. the snow is done with a snow writer.

The snowflake border which doesn't show up to well in the photo is cut with Woodware snowflake border punch and then covered with stickles. The dew dropz were sent to me in a stash swap and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Sketch
Crafty Emma's Store Challenge - Anything Goes
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle & Shine
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Snowflakes
Christmas Card Challenge 2010 - week 39 - Sparkle & Shine

Christmas presents

I followed the sketch at Paperplay Challenges and the theme of dotty about circles at Lili of the Valley for this card. The image of course is Lili of the Valley which was sent to me I think by Karen (flourgirl)I have coloured them with promarkers and used lots of glitter.
 The papers are from the christmas range of Daisy & Dandylion and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, sentiment is from Craftwork cards as is the Card candy which have been coloured to match with promarkers.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley - Let's go dotty about circles
Paperplay Challenges - sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in August
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Snowflakes
The Saturday Challenge - Make a start on christmas
Craft Fairy - Sunday shape of the week scalloped circle

Christmas bear


I recieved my stash swap parcel from Sarah aka Rainmac a couple of days ago and this cute little bear was in there I couldn't wait to colour him, so here he is I think he is a Stampavie stamp. I have coloured him with my promarkers adding some glitter to his trims on his hat and on the present. I have used a snow writer to do the snow on the ground.

The papers are Daisy & Dandylion pack the spots are glittered on the blue paper, the border is cut with a snowflake border punch from woodware, the snilver snowflake was part of my stash swap as well and then I have added 2 card candies onto which I have put silver peeloff snowflake. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Park Inspiration
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Friday, 27 August 2010

Sweet Pony

I found this fab sketch at The Sugar Bowl this week and wanted to make a card for it only problem was I don't have many sugar nellie stamps then I remembered this fab freebie digi they gave away a while ago so quickly printed it off  and coloured her up with my promarkers adding some glitter to the swirls and her mane and tail with a sakura pen.
I have mounted her onto an oval cut from coredinations gemstone card. The papers are dovecraft back to basics and the flowers I was sent in a stash swap so not sure where they are from.  There was an added theme of pearls this week so I have used some as the centre of the flowers and on the sentiment.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 42

Christmas Teddy & Scarf


I was going to post this this morning went to upload the photo and it had disappeared not sure where its gone as I had it to upload it to the DT site but can't find it anywhere, second time thats happened this week. Anyway heres another photo I took this afternoon. 
I have used Christmas Teddy & Scarf from Stamping Dragon Designs coloured with promarkers I have put glitter on the furry bits of his hat and highlighted the snowflakes with a sakura pen. The paper is from DCWV which you can get from Donna's Den of Craft here. I have used my fiskers threading water punch at the top.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

More fun with Stamping Dragon

What have we got for you today well if you head over to Beth's blog you will find a birthday card competition all we want you to do is make us a birthday card and she has a fab prize for you to win in fact some of the Dt thought about stepping down just so they could enter lol.
Janette has designed this fab stamp for our celebration and if you would like to use it its now on special offer for only 99 cents here. Of course you don't have to use this image you can use anything birthday themed.








Here's the card I made
I have used papers from Dovecraft piece of cake papers, I have stitched around the edges of the paper with pale pink cotton, the sentiment is a Forever friends one and the silver blig was sent to me in a stash swap.

The image has been coloured with promarkers I have used glitter on the cake and the wings to make them sparkle and used some 3d gloss on the baubles on the presents. I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: Cute Card Thursday -Dieing for a punch, Charisma Cardz Challenge - Hot Hot Hot ( candle), C.R.A.F.T. challenge - birthdays / anything goes
Don't forget to pop over to Beths's Blog to enter your own card and if you haven't entered the competitions on Sammi's & Tam's blogs you still have time.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

More fun with Stamping Dragon Designs

We have some more fun in our Birthday Bash celebration for you today. Tams is holding a guess how many balls are in the jar so head over to her blog and leave her a comment to be in with a chance to win some of Janettes fab images.
If you haven't already stopped by at Sammi's blog and played along with our name the paper pack why not pop by today.
Back later in the week with some more fun for you.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

This months card swap

This is the card that I sent to Ali.B for this months Crafty Place card swap,which was a recipe of 1 image,2 papers & 3 embellishments.I was going to show you the ATC that I sent to Craftygranny but can I find where I saved the picture not a chance. I followed the sketch on Oh Alice for this card.
The image is a  Lili of the Valley one that Karen kindly sent to me, coloured with promarkers, with some some stickles added to the ribbon and the centres of some of the flowers. The papers are Basic Grey  and have been distressed and inked with milled lavender distress ink. The ribbon has been coloured with promarkers and a flower button added to the bow.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 
Oh Alice - sketch
Incy Wincy Designs - Buttons & Bows
Stamp with Fun - Card for a Girl
Papertake Weekly - recipe 3 2 1

Tilda in Turquiose & Brown

I saw the challenge on  Magnolia Stamp Lovers  was the colour scheme of Turquoise & brown and decided to have a go turquoise is one of my favourite colours. I found a fab sketch on Sunday Sketch & Stamp and followed that.
I have coloured Tilda with my promarkers and added some glitter  with a sakura pen to the edges of her wings and the dots on her wings. The turquoise paper is from one of the free MME packs and the brown is from the Spring Stack  from DCWV which you can get from Donna's Den of Craft. I have edged all the paper with crystal stickles. The sentiment is a Forever Friends one.

The flowers are Prima ones the large ones have been coloured to match with promarkers and have card candy added as a centre the smaller ones have got tiny brads in them the leaves are cut with a woodware punch out of bazill cardstock.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Turquoise & Brown
Sunday Sketch & Stamps - Claires Sketch
A Pocket Full Of Posies - Winged Things


Monday, 23 August 2010

Some Birthday fun at Stamping Dragon

Well this week not only is it the first birthday of Stamping Dragon Designs but also the birthday of Janette who draws all the fantastic images. We have a week of events to celebrate which you can join in with, there will be loads of chances for you to win some fab prizes so please come and join in with our celebration starting with Name the Paper Pack on Sammi's blog. Head over there now and enter your suggestion for the name who evers name is picked will win the paper pack.

Donna's Den Challenge 6 Decoupage

This time at Donna's Den our challenge is Decoupage, for my card I have used this fab Hoot stamp which you can get here from Donna's Den of Crafts, which I have stamped 3 times and coloured with my promarkers.
I have then cut the head and wing and worm out of the second image and stuck them onto the first one and the cut the head out of the thrid image and stuck that on to create the decoupage.
The papers are a free download from Digital Diva Designs called Mysteria I have inked all the edges with distress ink  and stamped the sentiment in the same ink. Don't forget to stop by and check out the other DT cards they are all fab. The prize this time is a fab voucher for £10 to spend at Donna's Den of Crafts why not have a look and see what you could buy with that, Donna has some fab stuff all at brilliant prices, postage is only a £1 as well and with great customer service you can't go wrong.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Challenge 105 - Blue & Green
Cards For Men - Challenge 17 - Decoupage
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge 2 - With wings
Ellephantastic Challenges - challenge 8 -  male project


Sunday, 22 August 2010

Creative Craft World celebrate with a recipe !


This time at Creative Craft World it's Sarah's turn to host the challenge she has choosen a fab recipe for us to follow with the theme of celebration:

1 x image (stamped, digi or photograph)

3 x flowers/embellishments

1 x ribbon

2 x different papers

and of course it has to be a CELEBRATION (don't forget to let us know why it is special to you in your post).
For my card I have choosen the celebration of Christmas, I love this time of year as we all get to spend time together as a family and I love to see the childrens faces when they see all the decorations and lights for the first time every year and of course all the pressies under the tree on the big day it's self.
I have used the fantastic image Lite Brite from Stitchy Stamps, I have coloured it with promarkers and then used 3d gloss to give a raised effect to the lamps.
The papers are from DCWV and the red flowers are from CCW, the green sequins and brads are from my stash & the sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

Don't forget to help with the celebrations Creative Craft World have a special offer for every order placed from now until Monday 23rd August there is a 10% discount and a FREE Christmas present!

For this challenge we have two sponsers so two prizes for you to win. First up we are lucky enough to be sponsered again by Stitchy Stamps who have kindly provided the Dt with images of their choice and are offering a selection of images as a prize to one lucky winner and our second sponser is a new one Inspire Me who have kindly donated a  luxury occasions box worth £30 for another winner.
Don't forget to stop by and check out the other DT work.