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Saturday, 28 February 2009

The party's started and now it's my turn.....

There's a party going on at Stampin Chic to celebrate the launch of Clare Curd's Signature Range...hope you're all having a fun night so far !!?

There's two challenges for you, a sketch challenge and a colour challenge..for my DT card i decided to combine the two these are the stamps i used to create my card
I also have 2 ATC's up for grabs ...sneeky peek at one and the other will be a surprise..so if you'd like to win one of these just mention it when you post a comment and if you win you will need to email Clare with your address..We hope you'll join us for the challenges and you have till next Friday the 6th of March to complete your cards :)

So now for my Treasure Hunt question...Which DT member creates alot of clutter when crafting ?...ha ha easy peasy lemon squeezy !! pop back to stampin Chic and leave your answer :)

Hope your enjoying the party hop..next in line is Mina at 9.30pm or there abouts...so be there or be square xx

It's party time....

Hope you'll join us this evening at the Stampin Chic party to celebrate the launch of Clare Curds Signature Range...it's going to be lots of fun with a treasure hunt..music...challenges and lots of inspiration from the DT !! The fun starts at 6.30pm here...so BE THERE OR BE SQUARE !! :) xx

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Pink Elephant challenge # 3

Hi everyone, first i'd like to say thank you for all the lovely feedback that you've kindly left for my friend, she's absolutely thrilled and i'll keep you posted if she decides to take the plunge...takes some persuading this girl !!

I thought i'd use this adorable stamp from Pink Gem Designs..the too cute Gem in a bee costume..for this weeks challenge at The pink elephant which is to follow this sketch... and here's my take on it...have rotated the sketch
I'd like to thank Martine who created this Gingham paper :)she kindly gave the download away on her blog...thank you very much Martine they are fab !!

I coloured the image with brushmarkers, decoupaged the flowers and added crystals for a bit of sparkle...scallop edge, ribbon from stash and sentiment is Craftworkcards...the swirl at the top..they lovely Sarita sent it to me a while a go..think it's a Boscut die?

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A little encouragement......

Well yesterday i had a lovely time at a friends house, we were supposed to be crafting but spent most of the time gassing ...like you do :) Any hoo she was showing me her cards which i think are fabulous and her spare room is fit to burst with craft stash so i'm trying to persuade her to start her own blog...but she's not convinced ? So i offered to pop them on my blog to show all you lovely people so she can have a little feedback if thats ok ? ...P.s dont mention how addictive blogging is or how long you spend hopping around blogger, lol. Ta very much x

I'll be back tomorrow hopefully to share pics of the projects i made for this months Creativity mag :) xx

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge # 4..Pink and Grey

Morning everyone, it's colour create challenge time and this week the colour combo is Pink and Grey with the optional extra of 'Cute and Cuddly'

So with that in mind i chose the cute and cuddly 'Cotton Rabbits' from Funkykits, Pinkpetticoat paper from T'is the Season download, my MS punch, Sentiment on the rabbits jumper is from a Doodlebug clear stamp set and Doodlebug ribbon to finish with a heart button.

Check out the rest of the DT's inspirational cards over at Colour Create and congratulations to Mina, welcome to the the team :)

Thought i'd squeeze in this little atc i made the other day..the materials are pretty much the same as above, i cut the tiny flowers from a Doodlebug ribbon and attached to some SU linen thread...
Have a lovely day everyone...byeeee xx

Thursday, 19 February 2009

It's Willow Sketchie time.....

Another fab sketchie today, this time it's Heidi turn to kick start your mojo with this sketch which you can flip/rotate to suit and with the added extras of Stitching and Buttons I had the funky 'B Cool' stamp set to play with available at Willow Designs perfect for teen projects ! The papers were a download i found on my travels a while ago, sadly i cant remember where, if you recognise them let me know :)I'm not brave enough to add real stitches so cheated and created them with my pricking tool and fineliner and if you look carefully i've added teeny weeny heart buttons to the stars,finally i added a little decoration to the inside of the card using some leftover paper and the funky star stamps.Hope you'll join us this week and check out the fabulous creations by the design team here...lots to get your creative juices going......

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Exciting news today !

Well firstly the lovely Clare Curd has asked me to be a part of her DT for the fabulous 'Clare Curd's Signature Range ', something Clare has worked so hard on over the past months and it shows, the sneaky peeks look brill ! Thank you Clare :) Cant wait to get started, for more info hop over and take a look :)

Secondly something very close to my heart. I recieved a letter from the Anthony Nolan trust to say i'm a partial match for a patient in need of a transplant ! The prospect of being able to help someone is so exciting...fingers crossed :) I registered with the trust back in 2002 when we held an event to generate more donors for the register, my Aunties daughter Rebecca at the time was in need of a Bone Marrow donor and has since had a successful transplant and is doing so well....Love you Bec's if you read this :) So you can imagine how important this is to me..will keep you posted !

Byeeee x

Edited......thanks for the lovely comments, there will be more tests to follow the initial match, i dont want to mislead anyone but here's hoping :)xx

Monday, 16 February 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge # 2 Glitter

Oh i LOVE this stamp and thought it would be perfect (Glittered wings) for the Pink Elephant challenge which this week is glitter. A very simple card i think, seem to be leaning towards simplicity more and more these days, just one paper, Pinkpetticoat, resized and printed from the Boudoir cd, Bazzail scalloped strip, red satin ribbon and glittered flower and brad are Doodlebug...and voila there it is...kind of like that it's just the stamp and nothing much else going on.

Right off to catch up with everyone now...see what you been up to...byeeee x

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Milly in the rain

Here's Milly in the rain..another sweet stamp available from Pink Gem Designs. I thought i'd give Milly a little dimension by decoupaging her brolly and coat..adds a bit of oomph to an image i think :)Also had a go at drawing in the pavement...Mmmmm not sure...

Used K&co,margo blue applique roses glitter paper and a coordinating plaid check and Prima Hydrangea flowers with Doodlebug glitter brads to continue the sparkley look. Sentiment and scalloped circle are both SU.

Janets also offering some yummy candy...one lucky person has the chance to win 4...yes 4 stamps over at Pink Gem Designs..you gotta be in it to win it so what you waiting for...hop over here

Enjoy whats left of the weekend folks.....byeeex

Friday, 13 February 2009

New Releases at Pink Gem Designs...

Just a little update on some FABBY new stamps available over at Pink Gem Designs !! Little Gem in Bee suit.....i LOVE this stamp it's too cute ! Daisy Meg fishing And the lovely Mrs Hoot !

Hop over to Pink Gem Designs...there's more :)

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Not another !!?

Is that a groan i hear, lol ? Yep yet another card with the adorable Lily and Billy...sorry but i LOVE these stamps...can you tell? lol. This one is for my nearest and dearest so hope he likes it....bit girly i suppose but it is going to be sat on the mantlepiece so had to make it pretty, well thats my excuse :)

So i used 'Lily and Billy' AGAIN, papers are Pinkpetticoat 'Old fashioned girl', hearts are from the clear stamp set 'LOVE' by Doodlebug. Image coloured with Promarkers and i used a Sakura glitter pen on Lily's dress..haven't used these pens for AGES, forgot how lovely they are.

Well hope you're all keeping warm, it's been trying to snow again here in Yorkshire...it's so COLD ! Roll on Spring thats what i say, one of my favourite times of year and the days to get longer...yay, i for one cant wait...Byeee xx

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Back to the beginning...

Just having a quick break from clearing out my craft cupboard...cant believe how much stuff i have collected over the last 12 months and so much of it i wont use...ie PEEL OFFS...ewwww,lol. Anyway i thought i would share a photo of what started me on this journey into cardmaking...oh must have been July 07. A good friend decided to take me along to a silk painting workshop,at that time i'd been under alot of stress and i was amazed at how relaxing it was to just sit and paint....bit of a turning point you could say...
Now i'm being really brave and sharing one of last years Valentines cards i made, it was in a box gathering dust with a pile of other various cards that i think now i'll give to the Cats Protection League to sell...well they might get something even if it's only 20p,lol.

And finally...a photo of Chesters kittens that she had 3 weeks ago, 6 little ones.... This is her second litter but also her last :( so i'm making the most of them whilst they are here.

Ok, better get back to clearing that cupboard out :) xx

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge # 2. Peach and Aqua

Time for Colour Create Challenge 2 which this week is Peach and Aqua and the added extra of adding flowers made by yourself, either punched, doodled, stamped etc....

for my card, another less is more design,lol, i used a Hanglar image which i coloured with distress inks, H2o's and Promarkers, a Basic Grey rub on became the main feature...wanted to add pp but it did'nt look right to me so went with simplicity, punched little flowers with a Fiskars punch and added BG brads to them.

Hope you'll join us for this weeks challenge...have a lovely day and keep warm...more snow on it's way tonight :) xx

Friday, 6 February 2009

More Lily and Billy

This is a card i made for Kirsten, my blog candy winner, and an ATC made for a P.I.F swap over on the Docrafts forum which had to have the word LOVE included on it somewhere.

For the card i used one of the stamps from the Lily and Billy sweetheart collection, Making memories paper, Craft creations felt flower and ribbon from stash. There's not much going on design wise with this card, very simple really but i was happy with how it turned out.

The ATC, again Billy from the sweetheart collection, Doodlebug sentiment from the clear LOVE collection, Bazzail scalloped border strip, gingham paper and little gems to add a bit of bling.

My apologies to everyone who has been so kind to give me awards, i will get round to posting them , dont want you to think i'm ungrateful, and i've also been tagged a couple of times...hopefully i will catch up with this over the weekend and get up to date with your blogs.

Enjoy your weekend and keep warm...byeeee xx

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Willow Sketchie

Morning everyone, here's my take on Dawny's design for this weeks Willow Sketchie Challenge. This sweet Daisy Rabbit is a new download available from Willow Designs, created by the ever so talented Sharon :)

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

A Sneeky Peek...All New..

New home, New DT and New Download !Here's a little sneeky peek at Daisy Rabbit, a brand new download available tomorrow at Willow Designs ! And dont forget to come and join us at Willow Sketchie's new home, tomorrow for this weeks sketch designed by Dawny, Sharon has a 'spot prize' for the most creative entry :)

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge # 1

Today sees the launch of Colour Create's first challenge, here is the colour palette for this week and as a little extra to the challenge..add a butterfly to your design.

Here's my DT creation..
I used Lily from the new Pink Cat Studio collection 'Lily and Billy Sweethearts', coloured cardstock and paper from Pinkpetticoat 'Lola's Boudoir' CD, the felt flowers are Craft Creations and these had tiny pegs attached which i removed for this card, Fiskars border punch and Craftworkcards raspberry ripple gems.

To celebrate the launch Tara is giving one lucky Challenge participant the chance to win some scrummy candy...you gotta be in it to win it..so pop over and take a look :)

More challenge news for you...Willow Sketchie Challenge now has a new home and i'd like to say a huge thank you to Sharon for asking me to be part of her Design Team ! Soooo excited ! So if you fancy stretching your creativity, there's always a twist to the challenges, then head over there now and join in the fun :)

I just wanted to say thanks for your Get Well wishes, i'm feeling much better now and looking forward to catching up with you all, have a lovely day...byeeee xx