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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes




Good morning and welcome to another Simon Says Challenge !

This week our theme is ANYTHING GOES. The DT are showcasing Unity and Lawn Fawn Stamps. We would love to see you use them if you have any but its not compulsory to enter this challenge. Just have fun !

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.








I used some Core'dinations card for the blue card and some silver mirror card. I stamped the pale blue card with snowflake stamps from the "Flurries" Fawn Lawn stamp set. I used Colorbox Frost White Ink - this is the best white ink I have ever used and I can highly recommend it. It gives a very good impression and you will be impressed when you see it on dark card ! It is also on special offer at the moment in the Simon Says Stamp Store



The circle was cut using Lacey Circle Nestabilities and I sanded the edges with some sand paper. I added plenty of Icicle Stickles and then stamped this cute rabbit which is another Lawn Fawn Stamp called "Winter Bunny"

The snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

The ribbon and bells are from my stash.



We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your creations.



Thank you for your visit today, it was lovely to see you. Have a great day !

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Papertake Weekly - Sketch Time !



Wow, its stormy out there today ! I've just been on the school run and nearly got blown over ! Perfect crafting weather me thinks !!


This week over at Papertake Weekly we have a fabby sketch for you by our wonderful "boss" Dawny !


This week being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $20 spree in their super duper store for the lucky winner




The gorgeous DP's are BoBunny Snowfall - boy, these are so strokable but I was eager to get using them !


The image is an MFT a la mode image called "Knit Happens". The sentiment comes from that set too.

I used a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch.

The buttons are from my stash.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week, the rest of the DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration ! We look forward to seeing you.

Bye for now,

Jo x

Saturday, 26 November 2011

BasicGrey Challenges - Lost and Found


Good morning and welcome to another BasicGrey Challenges !

This week our challenge is "LOST AND FOUND" - we want to see you use a household item or something you have found around the house, we all have bits and pieces we put by for "just in case". All you need to do is remember to use at least one BasicGrey product on your project !

The DT have made some amazing projects for your inspiration and have listed what BG products they have used together with the household item they have used too so that should help you no end !!

We are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering the lucky winner a $25 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store.



I thought I would try an artistic shot this time !!



I was very boring and used some buttons that I had taken off some old clothes and the white corrogated card was some packaging.


The DP's are BasicGrey "Nordic Holiday" and I have machine stitched them all with silver metallic thread.


The image is an MFT "a la mode" stamp called "Candy Cane Kisses" and she has been coloured with Copics and ProMarkers. I added some liquid applique to her hat and boots too.


The sentiment is also from the stamp set and I used the MFT die-namics bracket tab die to stamp it on.


The postcard stamp is by Whimsy Stamps.


The snowflakes are MFT die-namics dies too.


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week, we can't wait to see what you come up with !!


Have a great Saturday !

Thursday, 24 November 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Be Thankful




Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to all my lovely Amercian friends. I hope you all have a fantastic day spent with family and friends.


Here we are again with another challenge over at PaperPlay Challenges. Our challenge this week is "Be Thankful". The DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration.


We are this week being sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts !


I followed the sketch over at last week's My Favorite Things Challenge. I just love their sketches !

The DP's are My Mind's Eye "Paris & Co" - sooo yummy and some of my fave colour combos too.

The image is an MFT Pure Innocence stamp called "A Box of Love". She has been coloured with Copics.

I also used all these MFT die-namics ! Wonky Scallop Border, Bracket Tab, Rolled Flower, Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week.

Thank you for your visit and have a great day !

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Tag You're It !






Good morning and welcome to another Simon Says Challenge !

This week our challenge is "Tag You're It" so we would love to see tags in your creations this week, whether it be gift tags or a tag put on a card or other project.

This week the Design Team are showcasing "dies". If you have any dies we would love to see them but if not, then we just want to see your amazing creations and join in with our challenge this week !

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.








I must apologise for the terrible photo. Its been so dark and miserable here for the past few days I've really struggled to take a decent photo of anything and I am sure most of you are struggling with too.



The DP's I used are Echo Park "Season's Greetings". I added some Platinum Stickles around the edge. I love this colour, its not too sparkly, adds a vintage feel I think.



The tag I cut from my faithful MFT "Tag You're It" set and the dots around the edge are from that set too. I have just noticed that this set now has 25% off in the Simon Says Stamp Store for the Black Friday Sale. I can highly recommend this set, its soooo versatile and I love it !



Check out my brand new MFT die and stamp set - whoooo !! I just couldn't wait to get my hands on the ornaments set when I saw it previewed. I die cut the little ornaments from scraps of "Seasons Greetings" papers I used on another card. The tops of the baubles I cut from copper coloured mirror card. I added a little metal snowflake from my stash on one and some pearls from my stash on the other. The holly leaf die also comes in the set and I added some red pearls to the leaves. The sentiment is also in the set.



The ribbon is from my stash.



Right, that is me ! Time to get the washing on and then go up to school to help with reading. I wonder how many of the boys will fall off their chairs while swinging on them today ? hehehe ! It always amazes me that when boys read to someone they just can't sit still !!



Thank you for your visit and I hope you can join us in our challenge this week.


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers !

Good afternoon ! Sorry I am late with my Papertake Weekly post, I was busy typing it up this morning when I heard this rumble, bang and crash, went to investigate to find a car had come down the road too fast, went through my neighbours front garden wall, our garden wall and came to a stop inches from the front of my house ! You can imagine my shock ! Within a few mintues there were 5 police cars, an ambulance and fire engine ! Thankfully everyone was OK and there were no injuries and my house is still intact however I do have an open plan garden !

It could have been so much worse so I count my blessings.

Anyway, onto this week's challenge over at Papertake Weekly.


This week our theme is "Christmas Crackers"


No you don't have to make a cracker – but you can if you want as some of the DT did. No, we just want to see your Christmas faves – so Yule rules this week. If it’s festive, then it’s fine :)







As you can see, I did make a cracker !


The papers are Echo Park "Merry Christmas"


I have of course used Tilda and she has been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers.


The trees have been die cut with a Marianne Creatables die. I have added some liquid applique (love this stuff !).


The ribbon is from my stash.


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your entries. The DT's creations are amazing, real inspiration if you need it !


Thank you for your visit.



Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Thanksgiving/Thank You




Good morning ! Not a very nice morning here, very dark, drizzly and cold. Looks like Blogger is having a change this morning too. The box I am typing in is now blue and the "Edit Html" and "Compose" buttons are now on the right hand side of the page. Lets just hope that its working properly !!

It's time for another Simon Says Challenge and this week our theme is Thanksgiving/Thank You
Next week the U.S will be celebrating Thanksgiving so we are dedicating this challenge to Giving Thanks, for those of us who don't celebrate we can make Thank You cards/creations instead :-)

This week the Design Team are showcasing HERO ARTS products. If you have any Hero Arts products we would love to see them but if not, then we just want to see your amazing creations and join in with our challenge this week !

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.







The DP's I used are Prima "Annalee"



I used Hero Arts Layered Flowers Stamps. I stamped it 3 times and cut out each layer and layered it up with sticky fixer squares. I added some little sparkles to the centre too which were from my stash. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Find Joy Stamp Set



I also used the tag die from the MFT stamp and die-namics set "Tag You're It" and the dotty border is from that set too. I have found this stamp set very versatile and just love it !



The rest of the DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration. Hop over and take a look !



I am entering my card over at the Creative Card Crew Challenge as their theme is "Thankful"



We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing you !



Have a great day and thank you for your visit !



Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Papertake Weekly - When is a card not a card ? When its a.....



Whoooo hooo ! I'm back ! and good it feels too. I took a break for a couple of weeks as I got myself into a right ole tizz ! The house was a tip and was beginning to resemble a haunted house with all the cobwebs and dust around. My ironing pile was totally out of control with even Summer clothes still waiting to be ironed and I was feeling overwhelmed with the mess and my DT work, commission work, kids homework and activities and I just burned out.


You will be pleased to hear the house has been blitzed and is looking like new and all the ironing has been done and everyone is happy and I feel more in control - phew !

I am back with the first of my DT's and it's Papertake Weekly. Our challenge this week is ...

When is a card not a card ? When its a.......



Gift tag !

I made a circular card, punched some snowflakes and stuck them around the edge and then stamped the Lili of the Valley snowman image onto a circular piece of card and then layered it. I was a bit silly really because I put the ribbon on the back of the card and in hindsight should have attached it to the front of the card because then you could have used it as a decoration for the tree when its been used as a tag ! I shall remember that for next time !!

I added some glossy accents to the decorations on the snowman's arms and lots of Stickles for the snow.

The sentiment I made on my PC.

The ribbon is from my stash.

We hope you can join in with our challenge this week. The DT have made some amazing creations for your inspiration as always.

I am entering my tag into the following challenges :

Bows 'n' Berries - Make a Tag !

Craft Your Passion - Let it Snow

Hooked on Crafts - Something Punched

Lexi's Creations - No straight edges

Looking forward to seeing you again shortly !

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