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Thursday 29 September 2011

CRAFT Challenge 122 - Inspiration Picture

Time for a new challenge at CRAFT this week we have this fantastic Inspiration Picture for you which was provided by Kevin (previous DT member).

and of course we have some super sponsors for you

Prize for winner 1: £5 voucher for their shop.

Prize for winner 2: a $10.00 USD Gift Coupon. (for their shop)

I have used the colours from the picture as my insiration for my card this week. I have used a lovely DP provided by Floppy Latte I printed it to theright sizefor my card blank and then added some glamour dust around the edge of the card blank and then around the white line on the paper.

My image is from Di's Digi's arn't these penguins cute,I've used promarkers to colour them and woodwares fluffy stuff on the furry edges of the hats. I have coloured the sky with blue chalks. I finished the card off with a sticker sentiment and some punched snowflakes.
This is going to be my last challenge as part of the DT at CRAFT I will miss be part of this great group of girls perhaps Jo will ask me back as GDT in the future.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Crackers
Paper Crafting Journey - Diecuts/ Punches
Shelly's Images - Tic Tac Toe ( Gold/Silver (Sentiment is silver)  - Free - Digi)
Oh La La Creations Challenge - Punches / Diecuts

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Get Well Soon

A quick get well card made with my new MME Blush papers which I have to say are gorgeous and very strokable lol the sort you don't want to cut into. I used one of the new stamps I won a while ago this one is from Whimsy Stamps and is called Wee Snippet isn't she sweet I have coloured her with promarkers and added a touch of sparkle with crystal stickles. I've keep the embellishments simple as I had to post this card off to USA  for one of my DT buddy's who unfortunately has been involved in an accident. The swirl is a Marianne die which again has been covered with stickles.

Before I go Sarah has another special offer on her Website to celebrate her new design team at 

2 for 1 on selected 12" x 12" Papers
The collections in the offer are:
No code required, just add the paper you want to buy to your shopping cart and checkout as usual and another sheet of the same design will be added to your parcel when your order is packed. So if you order quantity 1, you will receive 2 sheets!
This offer is for UK delivery only and runs from 7pm today (28th sept) to 7pm on Sunday 2 October or until stock lasts.
P & P free when you spend £15 or more!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Whimsey Stamps Challenge Blog - Pink & Brown
Everybody art Challenge - Pink & Brown
Drunken Stampers - Get Well/ Thinking of You

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Sketch Time at Creative Craft Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Creative Craft Challenge and the challenge this time is a sketch.

Our fantastic sponsors this time are
 And our top 3 sponsor for this challenge is
Doodle Dragon's Studio who are offering prizes for each of the top 3.

I have used this cute snowlady from Robyn Fetish, coloured with promarkers and glittered with glamour dust. I've printed the image off again onto Kraft card and cut the hearts out and added them to my coloured image. The red gingham paper is from Pink Petticoat and I got my Kraft card from here. I've finished the card off with some red and white card candi and some faux stitching with a white gel pen.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bows & Berries - Glitter
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Something that sparkles
2 Sisters Challenge - Gingham or Plaid

Monday 26 September 2011

New page with Easel Card Tutorial

I've popped a new page at the top of my blog with a link to the easel card tutorial I did for some of the ladies who came to my demo on Saturday hope it's useful to somebody.

Fancy Folds at Incy Wincy

 This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Fancy Folds and we have a great sponsor for you this week

I have made a side step card well I cheated and used a ready made side step card blank as I had one in my stash. The DP is some Basic Grey which has been lying around in my stash forever. I have used this fantastic image from Karen Doodles called Big Catch. I have coloured th image with promarkers and then cut it out and mounted it on foam pads. I've used some paper twine for the fishing line and stuck the fish on the step part of the card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Sports ( hope fishing counts as a sport)

Saturday 24 September 2011

SJ Crafts Demo Cards

As some of you will know today I did a demostration on Easel Cards at S J Crafts open day. I had a great time and think that everyone that came enjoyed the demo and learnt something new. This post is going to be a bit picture heavy so I will keep the details to the minimum and just list below each card what I used.

Supplies used:
Woodware border punch, Sizzix paddle punch holly, red dew drops and Glossy Accents on the bow, Nestabilities, Promarkers. 

Supplies used:
Martha Stewart border punch, red organza ribbon, Crystal stickles, Nestabilities, Promarkers

Supplies Used:
Image - Christmas Bears
Sizzix snowflake die, 2x Woodware snowflake punchs, clear flatback gems, silver ribbon, silver metal corner petite oval Nestabilities, crystal Stickles.

Supplies Used:
Image - Pergamano elfs 1 ( again not on Sarah's website yet but she has got them in stock)
Nestabilities labels 11, Woodware butterfly punch, crystal Stickles, sentiment Craftwork Cards, Promarkers.

Supplies Used:
 Image - Pergamano elfs 1 ( again not on Sarah's website yet but she has got them in stock)
Labels 1 Nestabilities, crystal Stickles, Promarkers, white flower colored with Promarkers.

I'm going to write up a tutorial for some of the people that went to the demo so I will pop it on my blog once it's done to in case anybody would like it.

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:
Cat with large present card ( 1st Card
Card Makin Mama's - Punches
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Use an animal & paper piecing ( bowand the present are paper pieced)

Cat with small present  ( 2nd Card)
Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts

Blue twisted easel card -
Lily Pad Cards - Bling challenge
Jingle Belles - Here come suzy snowflake
Crafty Calender Challenge - Let Sleeping Bears Lie
One Stop Craft Challenge - Easel Cards
Come and Get It Challenge - Easel Cards

First fairy card
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Things with Wings
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes

Fairy Calendar card
Crafty Creations Challenge - Fabulous Fairies

Thursday 22 September 2011

CRAFT Challenge 121 - Using Parchment

Can you believe another week has gone by and it's time for a new challenge at CRAFT challenge this week is a hard one (well I thought so) to use parchment on your project.
We have a fab sponsor for you this week

DigiDarla is offering a prize of one month free to the Digital Stamp Club.
 Well this challenge certainly got me thinking as it was not something I ever really had a go at so I did so research and omg that made it worse there are some beautiful parchment cards out there they are real works of art. I decided to keep it simple as I didn't have any of the tools for parchment craft I have used a embossing tool and a ruler to create the lines and then used the embossing tool to create the dots. I've used some brads to attach the parchment to the card and tied a spotty blue ribbon around. The image is a Penny Black sticker which I have had for an age and never used.
If your like me and completly stuck on what to do for this challenge our GDT Tina has done a fab tutorial for you you will find it on the challenge blog.

Tuesday 20 September 2011

How Exciting

I have some exciting news for you tonight I have been asked to be part of the Design Team for SJ Crafts. I f you haven't visited Sarah's shop then you really should go and have a look she has lots of gorgeous new things like the new paper pad from Crate Paper above in stock. You can find out who the rest of the DT are here on the shop blog or join us on the facebook page here.
If any of you are local to Bournemouth Sarah is holding her monthly open day on Saturday all the details are on her website and I will be doing an easel card demo for her.

Monday 19 September 2011

Distressing at Incy Wincy

 This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is distressing and we are sponsors by

I have used this cute image from Stamp Fairy called Barry Spooky Bats. I decided to have a change from making a card and made this little wall hanging from a beer mat.
I printed the image off twice once on the grey digi paper and once onto white card, which I coloured with my promarkers and cut out and mounted onto the grey one with foam pads. I gave the bats little red gem eyes to make them a bit more spooky.
Now I know from the first picture my wall hanging doesn't look very distressed but I have used my paper distress tool all around the edges and inked them with black ink think you can see it in the next photo. I also used some crackle glossy accents on the letters which i cut on my cuttlebug. 

I used some beading wire to make the hanging bit which is threaded through some eylets set into the beer mat and attached a lace bow with another little bat. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Passion For Promarkers - Beary Special
Lollipop Crafts - Anything But A Card
Creative Stamp Friends - Anything Goes But A Card
Allsorts -  Alter/ Recycle ( I've altered a beermat)

Saturday 17 September 2011

Rhys wanted a card for his friends birthday tomorrow and he wanted it to have a car on it so I have used this fab image called need for speed from Kenny K. The papers are freebie digi ones from Summertime Designs freedom ain't free kit. I have coloured the image with promarkers and glossy accented the car. The stars are punched out of some of the paper and then glossy accented and I used my Martha Stewart zig zag punch to create the border.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thursday 15 September 2011

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

 This weeks challenge at CRAFT is a recipe - 2 ribbons, 1 circle, 3 squares .
We have two fantastic sponsors for you this week.

I have used a stamp from Whiff of Joy on my card coloured with promarkers and I have used a snow writer for the snow. The papers are a pack from Dovecraft that I bought last year. I've cut the tag with a Fiskers punch and the sentiment is a stamp form Lili of the Valley.