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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Papertake Weekly - Dawny's Sketch


Good morning !  Brrrr it's a cold one this morning !

Why not get yourself warmed up by joining in with our challenge over at Papertake Weekly ?  This week we have one of Dawny's wonderful sketches for you.

 

We are this week being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and so you have the fantastic opportunity of winning a shopping spree around their fantastic store !  Heidi and Steph are at the CHA as we speak seeking out all those amazing goodies to put into their store very soon !!



I had a good sort out of my craft room the other day and finally managed to fit in a cupboard I had acquired many months ago which has "slots" in the front of it which I thought could store my 12x12 papers because they were under my feet at my computer desk !  Well I am pleased to say it went where I imagined it would go and now I have a table with my Bug and Big Shot on the top ready for use and all my 12x12 papers stored in the front of it - result !!

As a result of this sort out I found some papers I had forgotten I had !

The DP's I used on this card are of course My Mind's Eye (because you know I love 'em) and are from a range brough out last year called "Quite Contrary".

I am also trying to use some long and forgotten stamps and this little beauty is by The Greeting Farm and this is "Ruby".  She has been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers.

The sentiment is from a MFT stamp and die-namics set called "First Class Friend"

We hope you can join us in our challenge today and we look forward to seeing all your entries and takes on Dawny's sketch.

I am joining in with the following challenges :

Hooked on Crafts - Something Bright

Kaboodle Doodles - It's all about girls !

My Craft Spot - Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit today and have a great Tuesday !  We shall be stood in a field all afternoon as Mollie is taking part in a cross country race with other schools in the town.  She won her place by coming 2nd in her school cross country race last week !  Rather her than me is all I can say !  We will be there to cheer her on with coffee warming our hands !!





Sunday, 29 January 2012

La La Land Crafts - CHA Winter 2012 Release



Welcome to La La Land Crafts CHA Winter 2012 release !  La La Land Crafts are ready and set up for the start of CHA and are at booth 1780 if you want to pop along and meet some of the crew !  If you are not so lucky to be going then you can stay right here in the comfort of your own home and see the new release for yourself !  The best of all, you can PRE-ORDER these NEW stamps RIGHT NOW!  All pre-orders will start shipping on February 10th!

Full details of the new release can be found on the LA LA LAND CRAFTS BLOG !



The DP's I used are a mix of Echo Park "Country Drive" and My Mind's Eye "Away We Go".  These have all been machine stitched.

The image is of course by La La Land Crafts and this little beauty is "Tricycle Marci".  She has been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers.  The sentiment is also with this stamp.  A full list of the colours I used are on the La La Land Crafts Blog.

The border was created using an MFT die-namics die called "Wonky Scallop Border"

The DT have made some amazing cards with all the new release stamps so pop on over to the La La Land Craft Blog to take a look at this amazing new release !

We hope you enjoyed all the fabulous creations made using our NEW CHA stamps! Our Team went above and beyond to showcase these beauties, and we hope you visit their blogs to leave them some love. Have a great week and we'll see you on Friday with our Inspiration post for the week !

Thank you for your visit and have a great Sunday and if you are lucky enough to be at the CHA then have loads of crafty fun !

Friday, 27 January 2012

La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - ♥ Love is in the Air ♥




Good morning !  A beautiful morning it is here, very cold but a gorgeous Winter's morning.  I'm feeling a little lonely at the moment as a lot of my friends have all jetted off to the CHA show and I'm still sat here at home !  I'm looking forward to seeing all the new goodies that will be coming out and their photos of what a fab time they are having.


Well, its that time again, its Inspiration Friday over at La La Land Crafts and this week our theme is ♥ Love is in the Air ♥  The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration.



The DP's I used are Bo Bunny "Crazy Love" and I have machine stitched them all.

The image is of course by La La Land Crafts and is "Cupid Marci".  She is a digi stamp and she comes with two sentiments (one of which I used).  She has been coloured with Copics and a full list of the colours I used can be found on the La La Land Crafts Blog.

The frame around the doily is from an MFT stamp and die set called "First Class Friend"

Everything else I used is from my stash.

If you would like to join us this week when we would love to see your projects in our customer gallery and you could be in with a chance of winning a prize !

Thank you for your visit and have a great Friday !


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes



Good morning ! Welcome to another Simon Says Challenge ! Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week. It was great to see so many of you try out Domi's sketch and it was interesting to see all your different ideas and how you used her sketch.

This week our theme is ANYTHING GOES ! The Design Team are this week showcasing ECHO PARK products. If you have any Echo Park products then we would love to see you use them but its not necessary to take part in our challenge.

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



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The DP's I used are Echo Park "Yours Truly". I have machine stitched them all.

The image is another Stamping Bella "Ketto Fairy" and this little cutie is called "Dolly". She has been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers.

The ribbons and heart brad are from my stash. I used these pretty little heart pins.

The sentiment is from a new Hero Arts Stamp Set called "Say It All"

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. The rest of the DT have made some amazing cards for you again this week so please hop over to the Challenge Blog and take a look !

I am entering the following challenges with my card :

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - To the One I Love

My Time to Craft - Favourite Embellishments (mine are ribbon, stitching and I love the pins and ornate corner I used !)

Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Have a Heart (I have had this Ketto Fairy stamp for quite a while now and I have used it before. After using a new Ketto Fairy last week, I went in search of this little cutie !)

Thank you for your visit and have a great day !


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Papertake Weekly - Happy Highlights !



Good morning ! Such a damp and dull one it is too - just perfect to snuggle up in the craft room and play !

It's Papertake Weekly time and this week our theme is "Happy Highlights". We would like to see you highlight something on your project. For inspiration check out the DT's cards, they are amazing and will certainly get your creative juices flowing !

This week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. We were given the generous opportunity by Bugaboo to have a play with their stamps and so some of the DT are showcasing their images.


The DP's I used are BasicGrey "Kioshi" and these have all been machine stitched.

The image is by Bugaboo Stamps and is called "Ava Flower Patch". Isn't she just the cutest little girl ? She has been coloured with Copics. I hightlighted the flowers with glossy accents but you can't see it in the photo. I should have taken an "artist shot" !!

The lace and ribbon are from my stash.

The brad is a BasicGrey Kioshi brad.

The sentiment is by My Mind's Eye.

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

I am entering the following challenges :

Make My Monday - Nature, Flowers and Leaves

Addicted to Stamps - Summer in Winter

Hooked on Crafts - Something Bright

Thank you for your visit !





Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Use Domi's Sketch !





Good morning ! Can you believe its Wednesday again already ?! It's been busy, busy, busy in my craft room this week with some lovely commissions to do and I'm always trying to catch up with my DT cards !!

Our lovely girls have also brought home a couple of colds for us to share so we are all dragging ourselves around like zombies at the moment - kids, who would have them hey ?

Anyway, here we are again with another Simon Says Challenge and this week our challenge is for you to use our wonderful Domi's Sketch !






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



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The DP's I used are the super gorgeous My Mind's Eye "Love Me"

The image is by Stamping Bella and is called "Pheobe Ketto" She has been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers


I also used the Nestabilities Lacey Circle dies and MFT Dainty Lace Border die

The little flowers are by Prima "Sweet and Sassy - Barbie", the brads are Doodlebug Tuxedo Sugar Coated Brads and the heart brad is from my stash.

The buttons are also from my stash

The sentiment is from an MFT stamp and die set called "Just My Type"

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your take on Domi's sketch.

Have a great Wednesday and thank you for your visit !


Friday, 13 January 2012

La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Make a Scene !

Good morning ! A gorgeous morning it is too - frosty morning and the sun is shining !

Here we are again with another Inspiration Friday from La La Land Crafts. This week our theme is to "make a scene".


The DP's I used are Pink Paislee "Soiree".

The La La Land Crafts scene is a digi stamp and is called "Heart Balloon Marci Digital Stamp". This scene has been coloured with a mix of ProMarkers and Copics and you can find a full list of the colours I used on the La La Land Crafts Blog


I hope that I have inspired you to be creative and play along with us this week and don't forget to link up in the Customer Gallery . You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize.

Thank you for your visit and have a great day !



Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes

Welcome to another Simon Says Challenge. I can't believe its Wednesday again already !

Our challenge this week is SPOTS AND/OR STRIPES ! You can have just spots, just stripes or spots AND stripes, its totally up to you!!!!! PLEASE remember to LINK to this SIMON SAYS STAMP CHALLENGE in your blog post somewhere to qualify to win our prize!!!

The Design Team is showcasing MEMORY BOX products this week. Its not mandatory to join in but if you have them, why not pull them out & use them?!?! Simon Says has an amazing selection of Memory Box products - papers, dies, stamps.........WOW!!!

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



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The DP's I used are Echo Park "Springtime"


The image is Anya by The Greetings Farm. I haven't used this set for a very long time and thought it was about time to use her again. These stamps are so fantastic to colour. I used Copics for colouring her.

The Memory Box die I used is called "Catalina Wreath". This is such a pretty die, I love it.

I used one of the dies from the MFT die-namics stamp and die set called "First Place Award" for the sentiment.

The sentiment is one by Hero Arts



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

Thank you for your visit. I hope you have a great day !


Papertake Weekly - Die Cute Special

Welcome to another Papertake Weekly Challenge !

This week our challenge is "DIE CUTE SPECIAL" so we want you to use die cuts on your project and make it cute - simples !

We are being sponsored by The Stamp Fairy and they are offering a $10 voucher for the lucky winner ! Some of the DT have also used some the Stamp Fairy's images this week.


I used one of the Stamp Fairy's free images. Isn't he cute ! He has been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers.

The DP's are some I have had for ages and ages by Making Memories "Chloe's Closet". They are perfect for Spring cards.

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

Thank you for your visit and have a great day !

Sunday, 8 January 2012

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Club



Good morning and a lovely one it is too. The sun is shining and its a warm day for January. I am sat here looking at all my daffodils and tulips which are up and a crocus which burst into flower last week ! Surely it can't be right ?

Anyway, I decided to make a card for fun yesterday ! It's not very often I get a chance to make a card just for fun so I moved all my DT stuff aside and got to work ! I just had to join in with the Sketch Challenge over at the MFT Wednesday Sketch Club over at Splitcoasters.


I do wish I could take better photographs of my cards :( I have a super duper camera and I've tried everything I know and taken them in various places and positions and still they don't look as good as everyone elses photos.

I used the MFT "a la mode" stamp "Knit Happens" and stamped it this time in Memento "London Fog" ink as I wanted the ink to match the papers, grey. I coloured her with Copics.

The DP's are from a Tilda stack I bought at the NEC a while ago. They are beautiful. I machine stitched them all.

I used the First Place Award Die-Namics for my sentiment.

Right, off to sort the girls out. They decided to watch the TV and play first thing this morning and are only just getting dressed and having showers ! Nothing like a lazy Sunday.
Have a super day and thank's for your visit.





Saturday, 7 January 2012

BasicGrey Challenges - Something New




Good morning and welcome to a brand new year and challenge over at BasicGrey Challenges !

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to tell you that Simon Says Stamp have agreed to be our sole sponsor again this year so there will be lots more spending sprees coming up for the lucky winners !


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We are also looking for Guest Designers to come along and play with us so if you fancy joining us for a couple of challenges then please add "GDT" after your name in your entry and we will create a list and choose some Guests !

So, onto our challenge. Our challenge for the next fortnight is SOMETHING NEW so whether its a project for a new year, new job, new house, new car or just something new you have in your stash, we would love to see it. Just remember you do have to use at least one BasicGrey product in your project to qualify for the prize !!


I decided to use one of my new "My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence" Stamps. She has been coloured with copics and I used some glossy accents on her goggles.

The BasicGrey papers I used are called "Wander"

The clouds and aeroplane are from an MFT set called "You Move Me". You can just buy the die-namics dies if you don't want the stamps to go with them

The sentiment is from the Pure Innocence stamp set and I stamped this onto a rosette tail which is a die in the MFT set called "First Place Award Ribbon". Again, you can just buy the set of die-namics if you don't want the stamps.

The brads are a mix of BasicGrey brads.

The photo corners are from my stash.

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

Thank you for your visit and have a super weekend.




Friday, 6 January 2012

La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Pink, Black and White


Oh what a beautiful morning ! The sun is out, there is a nip in the air, the birds are singing and it makes such a change from those awful storms we have had over the past few days. We have got away with some felt coming off the shed room and two broken fence posts and I know people who have had it a lot worse so we are very lucky.

Here we are again with another Inspiration Friday from La La Land Crafts. This week we have a colour challenge for you PINK, BLACK AND WHITE.



The image is "Sweetheart Marci" by La La Land Crafts and she has been coloured with a mix of Copics and Promarkers (a full of list of colours can be found on the La La Land Crafts Blog).

The DP's are a mix of papers too, My Mind's Eye "Meadowlark" and My Mind's Eye "Blush" and these have all been machine stitched.

The border is a My Favorite Thing's Die-namics die called "Dainty Lace"

The sentiment came from the MME Meadowlark paper pack.

The flowers, pin and keyhole are from my stash.

I hope that I have inspired you to be creative and play along with us this week and don't forget to link up in the Customer Gallery . You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize.

Thank you for your visit and have a great day !





Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Simon Says Challenge - Something New

Good morning and welcome to Simon Says Challenge's first challenge of 2012 !

Our theme for you this week is SOMETHING NEW so it can be of any occasion, new baby, new house, new car etc. or just use something new in your stash !

The Design Team are this week showcasing Cuttlebug products. It is not mandatory to join in but if you have any Cuttlebug products, why not dig them out and show us !!
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.



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I chose New Year for this week's theme and I used the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder called "Argyle"



The DP's are BasicGrey "Little Black Dress" and they have all been machine stitched.

The image is another MFT a la mode stamp called "Cheers" and she has been coloured with Copics.

The centre of the card has been created with MFT Layered Labels Die-Namics and this is where I also used the Cuttlebug folder. The numbers are from my stash as is the silvery ribbon.

The sentiment is in the stamp set and I stamped it onto another MFT Die-Namic called "Bracket Tab"

I also used some clear gems.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your "Something New". The DT have made some amazing cards for you for some inspiration if you require it.

I am also joining in the following Challenges :

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Save the Date

Bling It On - New Beginnings

By The Cute and Girly - New Beginnings

Joanna Sheen's Challenge Blog - Celebrations

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave !

Have a great day !



Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Papertake Weekly - New Year and Anything Goes




Happy New Year ! I hope you all enjoyed the celebrations of welcoming in 2012 and I wish you all good luck, good health, wealth and an abundance of mojo ! Thank you all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.

We are back with a new challenge for you over at Papertake Weekly and to kick things off this year our theme is ANYTHING GOES with the option of a NEW THEME so it could be a new baby, new job, new car or even something new from your stash.

We are being sponsored by Lili of the Valley.



I decided to use something new from my stash and yes, it just had to be one of the new a la mode stamps by My Favorite Things ! This one is called "Hot Cocoa". She has been coloured with Copics.

The DP's are my faves from Christmas "Bo Bunny - Snowfall".

The rolled flower is a new die from My Favorite Things which I pre-ordered together with a couple of Pure Innocence stamps I just couldn't resist so expect to be seeing those soon !!!

The decorative corner and gem flowers are from my stash. I think I picked these up from the NEC when I was there a while ago.

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

Well, the sun has just broken through after the most terrible morning for weather. Gales and lashing rain, I have never seen rain like it ! I got soak through to my pants going shopping this morning !! They have just said on the radio that we are in for more and worse later :( Keep safe and warm.


Thank you for your visit !


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