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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Tuesday Taggers challenge #7 Age it

Morning everyone, this weeks challenge at Tuesday Taggers is 'Age it', we have a tutorial from the master of distressing 'Tim Holtz', another fantastic prize from our sponsor The Craft Barn and joining the team as a guest designer this week is Sandie Wright. Dont forget that you dont need to make a tag to join in, we'd love to see cards too :)

So here's my DT creation...it's an acordian atc, my first attempt at one of these i really enjoyed making it :)

Stamps are BG from The Craft Emporium
Border stamp is Saffraslass
BG paper Lemonade and OA text paper both from The Craft Emporium
Doodlebug heart buttons
Alphabet stamps

I'm not sure the character stamps will be everyones cup of tea but i think they are cute in their own way..kind of kooky, if thats the right word, lol. I aged the text paper by simply scrunching the paper into a ball to crease then wiped an ink pad over the top and added a little distressing with a file and ruler to the edges of the paper...easy peasy.

So pop over here for more details on this weeks challenge and to check out the rest of the Dt's lovely work....enjoy your day xx

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Hurray it's the weekend !

Hurray it's the weekend ! I was up bright and early this morning, no matter how hard i try to have a lie in it never happens, but i was also anticipating some goodies arriving, i wasn't disappointed , the BG Lemonade papers are yummy ! Brilliant service again from The Craft Emporium.

So here's a card i made during the week, not for any reason, no sketch to follow or challenge, just me playing...

Image is High Hopes....thanks Tara
Papers BG Lime Rickey
Fiskars border punch
Prima flowers and punched flowers
Sentiment CCSR sentiment set
Prisma pencils to colour for a change..

Thank you for all your lovely comments...have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Looking for the new Basic Grey papers ?

Well thought i'd share with you that whilst browsing..like you do, lol, i've come across BG Lemonade and Junebug 6x6 pads and some gorgeous limited edition mini stamps sets.........ooooohhhhhh where are they?...take a peek here, fab customer service too, no connection just a happy customer...:)

Colour Create Challenge #21

Morning everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Colour Create...this week it's brought to you by the lovely Juliet who has chosen colours inspired by these fab girly trainers...Pistachio, Aqua and Powder pink..the optional extra is Buttons
Here's what i came up with..
Image is High Hopes which i recieved in a lovely RAK from Tara...thank you matey :)
Papers are October Afternoon 'Ducks in a Row from The Craft Emporium
Pink Bazzail border strip..thanks Tara :)
Prima Hydrangea flower with BG button and twine
Butterfly is from Diestodiefor

Dont forget to check out all the gorgeous work from the rest of the gang at CC, enjoy your day xx

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Tuesday Taggers Challenge #5

Oh i'm keeping everything crossed here and typing as fast as i can because my internet connection has been hit and miss the past week due my Dongle playing up (Mobile broadband)

Time for a new challenge at Tuesday Taggers today, the challenge is called ' Stamp It !' So we'd like to use as many stamps on your project as possible, we'd also like to stress that it dosn't have to be a tag, if you'd like to make a card then thats ok....

This weeks challenge is sponsored by The Stampman...hi Jill :)Some of you might be familiar with Jill as she's a regular on Create and Craft, she has a wealth of experience crafting and is a lovely lady.. and not forgetting Mr Stampman himself...hi Ian * waves* Jill and Ian have very kindly donated a £15 voucher to spend at their fab shop...

So here's my take on this weeks challenge..
Stamps are..Heidi, Swiss Pixie by CC Designs available at Diestodiefor
Circles are from CCSR Doodle collection
Flowers are a Doodlebug clear set
Ticket and key was a freebie from Craft Stamper mag
Alphabet is by My Favourite Things available at Diestodiefor
And here i've made a card with the tag, a pretty simple card and a great way to use a tag :)

So we hope you'll join us this week...dont forget we're happy for you to make a card if you like...you can see what the DT have created here

Right fingers crossed that my connections intact...blummin thing :) x

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Papertake Challenge #17

Hello everyone, thank you so much for all your lovely comments this week, i'm feeling tons better after my little bit of time out :) The problems i've had with J have been on going for about two years, sometimes it feels like it's never going to end, i know our situations not unique, it's part of growing up i guess...but he's pretty extreme at times and it's HARD. Anyway he's been staying with friends this week so maybe the break for us both will help...here's hoping !

Well i've not done much at all in the way of crafting but did make this for one of my lovely blogging friends following the sketch at Papertake weekly...here's Dawny's sketch
And my take on the sketch
Image is Gretel, a new release from CC designs..available at Diestodiefor
Papers are October Afternoon 'Ducks in a row' ..available at The Craft Emporium
Flowers are stamped onto pp using a clear stamp set by Stampendous
Bling is from Rock on Chip plates by Prima
Curly edging is Bazzil 'Just the Edge' card strips..thank you Tara
Diecut Bloom sentiment
Again thank you for your lovely comments :) off to catch up with you all now...have a fab weekend everyone xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

A little rest

Hi everyone, apologies for my lack of posts this week, i'm having a mini break from everything...having a stressful time with a nightmare teen ! A huge thank you to the ladies at Tuesday Taggers and Colour create for giving me some time out this week...it's much appreciated and i'll be back next week :) In the mean time here is a card i made at a craft group i went to today...a lovely bunch of ladies and a great distraction
This has to be my favourite stamp...sure i've told you this before, and it always calls to be paper pieced, my fav technique

Image is Country Girls...Alota stamp
Papers are Cherry Hill...sorry i told you you'd see these alot :)
Fiskars border punch...the light reflected on one end on the pic..it's not a finger mark, lol.
The flowers i made myself using a quilling tool...thanks Michelle for showing me how to make these today :)
Papermania Alphabet

So there might not be much happening here this week but that dos'nt mean to say i wont be visiting to see what gorgeous cards you're all creating.

I've had yet another clear out of stamps this week...some of them quite recent..i'm terrible for using a stamp just a few times then wanting something new again...think i need help, lol. So if you want to grab a bargain i've added an Ebay button...just click on it and it'll take you to my listing :)

Thanks again for all your lovely comments, it seems i've been leading one or two of you astray with the Cherry Hill papers...but they are lush !

Back soon xx

Saturday, 13 June 2009

A quickie

Hello everyone, a quickie card i made this morning for my cousins birthday tomorrow...have to say i was'nt really in the mood for creating anything today, mojo awol again
Stamp is Dahlia available at Diestodiefor
Papers are Cherry Hill available at The Craft Emporium..
Ribbon from stash
Glamour Girl sentiment from Horseshoe Crafts

Thanks for all your lovely comments everyone, i really do appreciate each and every one of them.

Have a lovely weekend xx

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Colour Create Challenge#19 Lilac, Pink and Mossy Green

Morning everyone, here's this weeks challenge over at CC...it's the turn of our young teamie Georgia to set the combo for you which is Pink, Lilac and Moss Green with the optional extra of Diecuts..
So here's my card, i went more for the Mossy green look...
Image is 'Daisy' from Pink Gem Designs...just adorable
Papers are October Afternoon, Cherry Hill and Ducks in a Row, available from The Craft Emporium
Sentiment is Hero Arts
Die cut swirl i recieved in a RAK
Maya Road ribbon
Doodlebug heart buttons

We also have another new addition to the team this week, 'Hi Dena' be sure to pop over and say hello and of course check out her gorgeous cards !

Have a lovely day everyone xx

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Competition ends at midnight !

Todays your last chance to enter the competition at Pink Gem Designs to win 6 gorgeous stamps ! All you have to do is register on the Pink Gem website before midnight tonight...good luck xx

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Tuesday Taggers challenge #4

Hello everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Taggers, this week it's to have a go at making your own wrapping paper, create a matching gift tag and card. A first for me, never made my own wrapping paper before but have to say i really enjoyed it and shall definately be doing this again :)
So for my wrapping paper and gift tag i took a plain sheet of paper and with an 'Antique Linen' distress ink pad i wiped the pad directly onto the paper, it covered really well, no streaks. I then stamped a circle, inside the circle stamped the super cute owl, freebie in this months Craft Stamper, with a rose coloured Papermania ink. I added the sentiment 'you're a hoot' which is by Stampendous. I repeated this process for the tag and added the 'Just for You' circle sentiment which was a freebie in the last issue of Creativity and finished with a little ribbon.

For my card i used the freebie owl again, coloured with the Distress ink, papers are Doodlebug and my own background, added Papermania flowers and to the centre i added the lovely handmade flowers i recieved from Julie, the diecut leaves were in a RAK from my friend Tara :)

This week we have a fabulous tutorial, something we plan to do on a regular basis, by Michelle showing you how to create a gorgeous background using pigment inks and mica powder...such a pretty effect !

We also have a lovely prize for this weeks challenge kindly donated by our new sponsor The Craft Barn ! So to find out just what the prize is and to see what ideas the rest of the DT have come up with for the challenge, not forgetting the tutorial too..pop over here..

Hope you'll join us, we'd love to see what you can do :) xx

Monday, 8 June 2009

Papertake Weekly

I thought i'd have a go at another of Dawny P's fab sketches over at Papertake weekly, just in the nick of time with this one as the challenges are now starting on a Tuesday
Stamp is 'Busy Mama' by High Hopes available at Diestodiefor
Paper is 'Cherry Hill' by October Afternoon available at The Craft Emporium
Ribbon, button and teeny bunny charm from my stash
Papermania flowers
Candy Dots available at The Glitterpot

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend....xx

Sunday, 7 June 2009


Morning all :) Here's another project i finished off yesterday, I've had this Papermania chipboard album a while but not had the time to do anything with it, so i made a start on it a few days ago...i'm terrible for jotting things down on bits of paper and then losing them so i thought a notebook for myself would solve that problem :)

Papermania album...fab value at £2.99

Ranger acrylic paint

October Afternoon Cherry Hill papers and Diecuts from The Craft Emporium

Miss Attitude Gorjuss girl stamp from Funkykits

My Favourite Things Alphabet stamps from Diestodiefor

Ranger glossy accents and stickles

Assorted ribbons to finish

Before i go i just wanted to mention that i've had another clear out of my craft stash, it's amazing how much stuff i've collected over 2 years ! It's been a theraputic experience, lol, and i feel tons more organised now...anyway the last of it all is currently on Ebay, there's the remaining Promarker pens, Panduro Hobby Angel and Christmas stamps, a few PaperArtsy stamps and other bits and bobs, so if you fancy grabing a bargain i've added a little Ebay button at the top of my sidebar which if you click on it it will take you direct to my listings...ends today between 4pm and 7pm..

Enjoy your Sunday everyone xx

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Hello :)

Hello...how are you all today ? Here's a little card i've just finished off this morning before i make a start on the housework...

Image is Kenya Ketto from Stamping Bella
Papers are 'Little Black Dress' Daisy Bucket and Polka Dot Bazzail white both available from Diestodiefor
Flowers i stamped with 'Flower Tops' by Stampendous and added Prima Rock on Chip plates and a black dewdrop to the centre
Ribbon and sentiment from stash

I didn't do much to the image trying to follow the Black and White theme but just picked out the yellow from the flower centres

Hope you all have a lovely weekend folks :) xx

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Diestodiefor ....

Just a quick post to let you know that Tracy at Diestodiefor has new stock available today of the 'Rain, Snow and Shine' Miss Anyas ! Lots of new goodies too including Hanna stamps, MME and Daisy Bucket papers...for more info pop over here :)

Colour Create Challenge #18 Rainbow

Morning everyone, It's time for another challenge from CC, we've moved from Sunday to Thursday's now :) This weeks challenge is to use the colours of a rainbow with the added extra (optional) of ' Build a scene'
We also have some gorgeous candy on offer with this weeks challenge , to be in with a chance of winning your entry must be just for this challenge, not combined with another
So for my card is used Skater Ian, papers are October Afternoon 'Night Light Henry' and Bo Bunny 'Grease Monkey Tread' both funky and fab for boys cards, stamp and papers are available at Diestodiefor
To create a scene i used a quickcutz die for the grass and just tore some card stock to create a grassy hill...after i'd made this i thought well actually you cant skate on grass, lol, but my o/h pointed out that you can buy special grass boards ! Never knew that :)...to finish i stamped 'YO' with a fab alphabet stamp set by My Favourite things,and added a couple of Candy Dots by Pebbles Inc again available from Diestodiefor..this set was part of my DT parcel and have to say it's great for personalising projects, scrapbooking and short sentiments on cards :)..the stripey ribbon is Maya Road..

So hope you'll join us this week...dont forget to check out the DT's amazing creations...lots to inspire xx

Monday, 1 June 2009

Tuesday Taggers Challenge 3..

Time for a new challenge at Tuesday Taggers, this weeks challenge is to alter a clothing tag or something similar, it dosnt have to be a tag though as you'll see if you check out Jo's creation over at TT :)
I took inspiration for the colours from the stripey cord on the tag, paper is from this Gorgeous, scrummy paper pad by October Afternoon ' Cherry Hill'I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these papers, so much so i ordered a second pad the same day this one arrived, now thats something i've never done before but i just know i'll use them so much, infact you'll probabely get tired of seeing them, lol. I got them from The Craft Emporium, a fabulous online shop...heaps of delish papers, customer service is great, delivery fast and a nice little sweet treat included :)

Back to my tag...i used 'Miss Attitude' Gorjuss girl from Funkykits coloured with copics,Tim Holtz Grungeboard angel wings which i coloured with a pale pink acrylic paint, Fiskars border punch, button and toadstool charm from my stash..

So hope you'll join us for the challenge, check out the rest of the DT's creations...lots to inspire :) xx