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Thursday 28 April 2011

Recipe time at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

 This is my last week as GDT at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and I would like to thank Jo and the girls for letting me join them. This week the challenge is a recipe one,
Recipe: ribbon, tag, 2 squares and a circle
We have 2 fab sponsors again this week:
The first sponsor  is Fantastic Ribbons who are offering  the winner 5 rolls of their new spring dayzee and gumdrops selection to a lucky winner take a peep on their web site they are perfect for the start of spring!

The second sponsor is Lia Stampz who are offing the winner 2 digital stamps of their choice from her shop.

For my card I have used this cute little bear who was a freebie from the lovely Spyder a few weeks ago I have coloured him with promarkers, adding a little sparkle to the swirls with a sakura pen. The papers are from the back to basics 2 pack and are not colours I would normally use but I really liked the bright zingyness of them together with the dark grey to matt. the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the tag has been cuut with my fiskers tag punch, I couldn't find a stamp to fit it so have used a peel off for the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cooking it up with Katie - recipe use ribbon, include a tag and finish with a bow
Charisma Cardz - april showers brings forth may flowers
Little Miss Muffett Challenges - Die cuts & punches

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Recycling with Creative Craft Challenge

 This weeks challenge at Creative Craft Challenge is to use something Recycled on your project, our sponsors this week are Some Odd Girl and Crafty Ribbons and the prize for our top 3 is being offered by Simply Angelic Crafts. I have created this bag for my eldest daughter out of an old pair of jeans and a dress. The jeans have been cut off just below the crotch and stitch together to make the bottom of the bag. Then from the legs of the jeans cut down the seam to create the handle, now Shannon wanted a long handle so I used the seam of both legs. I used an old spotty red dress to create the lining for the bag which I have attached using wonder web. I used part of the dress to create the tie which goes through the belt loops this is just decorative.

To create this flower I have used my Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die to cut them from the jean legs and the dress, they are then tacked together and I have sewn a button which is a spare one of my work shirt to the centre.

 These badges were created from some bottle caps squashed using my cuttlebug, Shannon helped me to pick some suitable images from google which we printed and cut out using a circle punch. These were then stuck into the bottle caps and covered with Anitas clear gloss. I attached some pins to the back.
 This keyring was one of Shannon's old necklaces that she no longer wears I have just taken it apart and attached it to a keyring.
A quick picture to show you the back of the bag.  Can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge.
I would like to enter my bag into the following challenges:
If The ShoweFits Scrap It - Earth Day Recycle something
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - Bottletops
Lexi's Creations - Anything but a card
Moving Along With The Times - Recycle

Monday 25 April 2011

Ribbons & Buttons at Incy Wincy

 This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Ribbons & Buttons and we are sponsored by

Who are offering 4 digi's as a prize for our winner this week. The DT were lucky enough to be given some images from the latest release I have used Sassy Skater, I have coloured her with promarkers. I have keep the card quite simple the heart paper is from DCWV, the ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons and the sentiment is fro Craftwork cards and the pink buttons came off one of Shannons old t-shirts, they are the kind with the bit on the back which I have cut off so they stick on the card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Digi Day

Thursday 21 April 2011

 This weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T Challenge is a nice easy one Flowers. There are 2 fab sponsors this week firstly Some Odd Girl who are offering a prize of  3 digistamps of winner's choice.

ans the second sponsor is Bows and Berries Digital Stamps who are offfering the winner 3 digi's of their choice. During the challenge duration they are also offing our followers 25% off all digis by using the code BB25 at the checkout.

For my card I have used this cute little digi from Di's Digital Downloads, I have coloured him with promarkers and then cut him out. I made a frame using my nestie label dies, I then cut a piece of white card out which I have embossed with swiss dots folder. I then attached the frame and the image to the embossed card using foam pads to give lots of dimension. The papers are pink Petticoat digi ones and the flowers and ribbon are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - No Text
Simon Says Stamp - Embossing
Sassy Studio Designs - Pastel colours
Pixie Dust Studio - Spring Forward

Wednesday 20 April 2011

A Chocolate coloured Easter card

 Last Easter card and yes it's another box card, this time with chocolate colours. The spotty paper is from my Forever Friends spring pad and the brown is from a large stack of coloured paper from Dovecraft.
 The image was a freebie last week from Bugaboo I have coloured him with promarkers and then cut him out and used foam pads to make him pop out from the page. I have used my Martha Stewart zig zag punch to add some interest to the edges.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge - Easter
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Chocolate
Craft Your Passion - You've been spotted
For Fun Challenges - Easter

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Another easter box card

 Here's another easter box card that I have created this time I have used this cute bunny from Bugaboo I think he was a freebie last year, I have coloured him with promarkers and paper pieced his eggs.
 The papers are from Back 2 Basics 2 pack and have been layered with some lime grren paper. I have used my inverted corner punch to add some interest.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamp N Doodle - Easter
Crafty Pad Designs - Easter
Creative Inspirations - Easter
I Did It Creations - Easter
Cards for Men - Easter
Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch
Catch The Bug Challenge - Easter

Monday 18 April 2011

Bright & Bold at Incy Wincy

 You might just need to put your sunglasses on down at Incy Wincy this week as our theme is Bright & Bold, we are sponsored this week by Michelle's Scrapbooking & More which is the home of The Pixie Cottage Stamps. The DT were lucky enough to be able to choose a digital stamp from the shop to use, now comes the problem could I get the stamp to look right no I couldn't I tried several colour scheme, different papers but just couldn't get it right, then I remembered I had this stamp, A Friendly Game Of Leapfrog, which was a freebie a while ago. So I printed it out and attempted to make a card many images later this is what I have come up with. The image is coloured with promarkers and then I have heat embosed their eyes and patches with clear gloss powder. The papers are Basic Grey Hello Luscious which have all been distresses and inked with silver ink. The sentiment has been done on the computer and then cut with my fiskers tag punch. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

Don't forget to stop by and see the other DT Creations this week.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Skipping Stone Design - Sketch
Critter Challenge - Punches or dies (use at least 2 on your project)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Lots of layers
AI Factory - Party Animal
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Stripes

Thursday 14 April 2011

C.R.A.F.T challenge Easter

 This weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is Easter, I have created a box card ( thanks to ClaireSarah for the inspiration from your beautiful examples),the  tutorial is here if you would like to have a go. Our sponsors this week are  Handcrafted ACEO's  who is offering a bumper pack of her images

and Whimsie Doodles who are offering the winner a $10 gift certificate to their online digi store.  They are also offering as a special offer for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Fans  the discount code CRAFT10 for use at the Whimsie Doodles online store and you will receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today.

The image on my card is Easter Leah from Whimsie Doodles. I have coloured her with promarkers and heat embossed the egg in her basket and her shoes with clear gloss. The rabbit in her basket has been covered with white flock.

Here's the inside of the card complete with chocolate eggs. The DP is from Forever Friends spring pad and the corners are cut with a Marianne die. The flowers on the front are cut with my woodware punch and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Easter
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Easter
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Inside Out
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Little Women
The Crazy Challenge - Easter
Die Cut Dreams - Easter
Oh La La Creations Challenge - Happy Easter

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Embossing at Creative Craft Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Creative Craft Challenge this time we want to see you use embossing this could be heat embossing or dry embossing. We have some fab sponsors for you this time 
Which Craft
who are offering a prize for our winner you will be able to find them at the Stamp Magic show in Doncaster on June 12th.
And our top 3 sponsor is Doodle Dragon Studio

Doodle Dragon Studio
they are offering a prize for each of of our top 3 of a $5 gift certificate.
The DT were lucky enough to be give some of Dustins images to use for this challenge, I choose the White Rabbit, he is coloured with promarkers.  The white card is embossed with the swiss dots folder on my cuttlebug and the red has been embossed with the heart blocks folder. The sentiment was sone on my PC and I used Alice in Wonderland font.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lexi Creations - Monochromatic
Totally Gorjuss - Fluffy
Shannon's Sentiments - Include an Animal
A Spoonful of Sugar - All creatures Great And Small
The Stamp Man - Embossing
Crafty Catz - Embossing

Monday 11 April 2011

Flower Frenzy at Incy Wincy

This week at Incy Wincy our challenge is anice easy one we want to see Flowers on your project. Our sponsor this week is ATTCC . I have used one of the Chelsea images from the shop, she's just so sweet, as usual I have coloured her with promarkers thistime using a little chalk on her shoes and dress to give it some depth. The DP is from Henbury Lane pack, the pink paper is from the same pack. The circles are cut with nesties and the small white circle has been emnbossed with my daisy folder. The sentiment is one from Craftwork Cards, I have gone around the edge with a pink promarker and then used the blender pen to make it fade into the white.

The flowers have been punched with my woodware flower punch again I have used the pink pen around the edges with the blender pen. I have shaped the flowers by placing them on my finger tip and gently bending them around it. The butterfly is an embossing punch from x-cut again I have cut one butterfly from pink paper and then one from vellum.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CES Challenge - Monochromatic
Alphabet Challenge Blog - White plus one other colour
Mami Doodles - Use a punch or die cut
Cooking It Up With Katie - Recipe - Start with a Die Cut, Add a few Scallops, Keep it Monochromatic
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Monochromatics

Saturday 9 April 2011

An Easter Card

 I made this quick Easter card last night for Aimee as she has made an Easter card at school and is so excited about Easter this year I thought it would be nice to give her a card back. The image is a freebie from Bugaboo that they are giving away on CDAC for their embellishment challenge that they are hosting over their this month. The papers are from a spring forever friends pad that the kids bought me for mothers day and the sentiment is computer generated. The image & the card candy are coloured with promarkers and I have used a black gel pen for the faux stitching. The border is done with my Fiskers threading water punch.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Current MSE challenge - Easter

Thursday 7 April 2011

GDT at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

How exciting I've been asked to be GDT for April at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. The weeks challenge is Animals/Pets. I have used this image from LiaStampz  who sponsored the star of the month for March. This weeks sponsor is Just Tracys.
I have coloured the image as usual with my promarkers adding some clear embossing to the rain. The paper is from Basic Grey Hello Luscious pad, the sentiment is a quote I found on the internet and the ribbon and dew deops are from my stash.

I would like to enter this cad into the following challenges:
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Lets Get Wet
Creative Card Crew - April Showers
Paperplay Challenge - Critters Galore
Sassy Studio Designs - April Showers