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Thursday 31 May 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Background Text

Evening all sorry I'm late again still having trouble with my hand and  not sure how much I'm going to be about for the next month while I wait to go to the hospital I'm taking a back seat on my DT's just doing what I can when I can. Todays post see's the end of my GDT with C.R.A.F.T. Challenge so my last challenge for them is is use Background Text. Our sponsors this week are -
Sponsor 1: My Heart Pieces The prize for winner 1 is 3 images from her blog of choice.
My Store

Sponsor 2: eyeCandie Creations The prize for winner 2 is a choice of four digital stamps from their store.

Sponsor 3: Saturated Canary Digital Stamps The prize for sponsor 3 is digis of choice from her site.

I have used a image from saturated Canary which is coloured with a mix of promarkers & flexmarkers. The papers are all Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon which have been distressed and stickled. The ribbon has been coloured to match and I've added a pink heart button to the bow.

Monday 28 May 2012

Time for another challenge at Incy Wincy this week the challenge is Vintage and our fantastic sponsors this week are:
Prize $15 GC
Fantastic ribbons
Prize 4 rolls of ribbon.

I have used these gorgeous stamp from Wild Rose Studio and coloured her with promarkers, the papers are from Prima Fairy Belle collection. I have distressed all the edges and inked them with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I cut a corner with my Memory Box die and added some flowers which are from Mulberry Crafts. I have tied a double bow in some matching seam binding and finished it off with a pearl brad. I have aged the lace with distress ink

Thursday 24 May 2012

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

First off today I want to say sorry for the lack of comments I'm leaving at the moment I am looking at all your fab makes but I'm suffering big time with my hand at the moment and typing really hurts. Hopefully it will sort it's self out again soon, of course it;s not helped by the fact that my splint has snapped and I can't get an appoinment until the end of next month to have a new one made, so I'm sitting here with my finger taped to a lolly stick to keep it straight good job it's been ice lolly weather!
Iit's time for another challenge at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this weeks challenge is a Recipe one:
  • 2 or more design papers
  • add a tag
  • use glitter
As always we have some fantastic sponsors for you Diecut Dreams, Sassy Studio Designs, Trimgyms digistamps and images

 I have used this gorgeous image from our sponsor Sassy Studio Designs and coloured her with promarkers adding a tiny gem to her necklace and mask. My papers are from a First Edition and are all glittery.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - No Flowers
I Love Promarkers - Use Die Cuts ( Oval is cut with nesties)
Stamp & Doodle - Bling & Sparkle

Monday 21 May 2012

Incy Wincy Kraft plus 1 other colour

Good morning it's time for another challenge at Incy Wincy and this week our challenge is
 Kraft plus 1 Other Colour
and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who are offering our winner a fantastic prize of 7 digis.
For my card I have used red as my othe colour, the image is of course from Bugaboo and is called Theodore with Flowers and I have used my  promarkers to colour oarts of the image the bits that look dark brown are actually coloured using a very dark red . I have added some glossy accents to his nose and on the ladybird and I've used crystal stickles on the swirly bits of the image which have shown up green on the photo.  My DP is from an old Dovecraft pack called Eastern Promise. The flower is cut tattered florals die and I have used my promarker to colour the sentiment stamp.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Daisy Doodles - Beary Cute


Sunday 20 May 2012

Anniversary card

This is the card I made for my husband for our wedding anniversary last week. The brown paper is from my new MME pad Nostalgia and the white paper is from an Echo Park pad A Boys Life. I have inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and tied some brown bakers twin around the paper which I have attached a love charm to.
This gorgeous dragon is from Spesch Stamps I have coloured him with promarkers. I;m really pleased with my colouring this time although it took many attempts to get one that I was happy with as usually I struggle with large areas of red. In the image the dragon is holding a flower but I cut this off and replaced it with a chipboard heart which I coloured and then covered in glossy accents.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Weddings/Anniversaries
Crafts 4 Eternity - Wonderful Wings
Fairytale Challenge - Things With Wings
Craft Your Days Away - All Creatures Great & Small
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things With Wings

Thursday 17 May 2012

S J Crafts Challenge 5

Time for a new challenge at S J Crafts The challenge for May is "All About The Boy"!!
 and the Added Extra - Dig deep in your stash & use up something old, that's been around a while!!
Ideas : layouts featuring boys or men!
Cards : any card with a masculine theme!

 For my card I've used this fab digi from Whiff of Joy which was a freebie ages ago I have coloured him with pormarkers. I've used MME Kraft Funday Superstar which I have had since it came out, a brick wall embossing folder which I had to have and have then never used, tiny brads which I bought when I first started cardmaking and still haven't used up and Brushed Corduroy Distress ink which again I have had for a while and never really used.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Play Challenges - Destruction
Crafty Creations Challenges - Male Birthday card
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Just For Him

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 155 Easel Card

Good morning I hope you all enjoyed our blog hop last week it's time for a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge and this week our challenge is Easel Cards we have serveral fab sponsors for you this week - The Stamping Boutique - Crimson Cloud - Bugaboo.

I have used this fun image from Bugaboo called Birthday Monster Cake I printed him several times so I could layer the image which I coloured with Promarkers and adde glossy accents to the icing, his eyes and the balloon . I've stuck tiny clear star shaped buttons around the image.
The paper are from MME Lime Twist Out of the Blue pad

I downloaded this fab font to write the name of Aimee's friend in adding a white spot with agel pen to each of the eyes and then I used glossy accents to make them pop.

A sideways view as I can never seem to get a decent photo of easel cards think you can see the layers better in this picture.
I will be back later with my DT card for S J Crafts
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - About the boys
Crafting for all Seasons - Celebration plus buttons
Dude Time Doodles - Birthdays
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes


Wednesday 16 May 2012

Running late .......................

Whoops I'm running very late this week not sure what’s happened real life has just got in the way at the moment so I apologise for the lateness of this post. First up I don't have a card to show you for this week’s challenge at Incy Wincy which I should have posted Monday, this time we want you to create something Weather themed so rain, sunshine, snow the choice is yours. You could win some fab digis from our sponsor Digital Delights.
Next up is Creative Craft Challenge which should have been posted on Tuesday the challenge his time is Distressing and we are sponsored by Lili of the Valley. Fortunately I had made my card for this challenge weeks ago to give the winner of my candy. I have used this cut bunny stamp Messy Messages from our sponsor coloured of course with Promarkers and the papers are MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up.

That’s it from me today as I need to get 2 posts written up for tomorrow thankfully those DT projects were also made up weeks ago.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
LEJ Designs - Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments - Bingo ( middle line going down - Patterned paper - Coloured Image -Diecuts/punches)
Craft Your Days Away - All creatures great and small

Thursday 10 May 2012

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

Morning all,

This week is a special week. We are 3 years old this week! So, Happy Birthday to us!!

Our challenge this week is 'Celebration'. So, any project fitting this subject will be eligible for a prize.

We also have our blog hop this week and you can choose to do one or more of the following this week:

  1. Take part in our challenge
  2. Add your name to Inlinkz on the DT and GDT blogs to be in with winning a prize on their blogs.
  3. Complete the blog hop (adding your name to Inlinkz on your way), collect all letters and form the sentence it forms and leave a comment at the end of our challenge post with your answer.
We have a lot of sponsors this week, with lost of prizes to be won.

  • A prize for the winner of our 'Celebration' challenge this week.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen winner on each (G)DT member's blog.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen comment with the correctly formed sentence from the collected letters along the way.
To ensure all is done fairly, we will enable comment moderation this week to keep all answers behind, so there can be no cheating.

Our blog hop route:

Jenny You're here!

As you can see you should have arrived here from Liam and Owen's blog. If you have not, please return there or to Elke's blog for the start of our blog hop.

The sponsor on my blog is Fantastic Ribbons

By adding your name/blog to Inlinkz below you can be in with a chance of winning 
£5 worth of buttons
Don't forget to link in and to collect your letter on this stop which is

So, now it is time to get you some inspiration for this challenge. Here is my card for this challenge.
I've used a cute Fizzy Moon stamp coloured with my promarkers with a little bit of stickles adde to the centre of the flowers and some glossy accents to his nose. I've used my new Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon pad which I couldn't resist at Sarah's open morning this month.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Cute Cute Cute
Sisterhood of Crafters - May Flowers
DYSU Challenge - Use a Flower
Crafty Ribbons - Flowers

Your next stop will be Coops. Hope you are having fun! Enjoy the rest of our blog hop!

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Something a bit different

Something a bit different form me today I got given this cute little box of choccies for mothers day which I couldn't bear to part with and like many things it got put in my pile of "I could do something with that" it wasn't untill I recieved my new Prima Fairy Belle papers that I pulled it out again.

I have covered the box with the gorgeous papers inking the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and adding some sparkle with stickles.

I cut the flower with my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die from some more of the Prima papers again all the edges have been inked and stickled. I've used a blank brad in the middle with a Prima Pearl stuck on it to hold the flower together and lastly added a couple of small punched butterflies and some small pink pearls.

I would like to enter this box into the following challenges:
Ladybird Crafts Ink - Anything But A Square
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - The Man, The Myth, The Legend - Tim Holtz
Crafting For All Seasons - Handmade Flowers
Frilly & Funky - Alter It

Monday 7 May 2012

Incy Wincy - Spots & Dots

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Spots & Dots and we are sponsored this week by the fab Digi Garden.

I have used this cute little monster from our sponsor he is coloured with promarkers and the papers are from Echo Park. I've used foam squares to give the card some dimension as you can see in the photo below.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
That Craft Place - One for the boys
Come & Get It Challenge - Lets hear it for the boys
Cute Card Thursday - One for the boys
Craft Your Days Away - Just for children
Fab n Funky - Celebrating Male-ness