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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Good morning all,
I trust you are all enjoying the festive period. We had a lovely Christmas and I had the most adorable surprise Christmas present from my darling husband, a 20 week old Birman kitten. We have called her Rosie. I will post a photo in the next few days. She has settled in brilliantly with our other three.

This week we have a new challenge over at CRAFT

Not A Card

Here are our generous sponsors


For my project I decided to make a gift box for my friend's first grandchild who is due at the end of January.
I used the Pink Gem image baby boy -teddy and coloured it in photo shop so that I can use the same image on a candle when he or she eventually arrives.


I cut the wording out and the shape  of the pillow box with handle on my new silhouette machine .
The papers are from the Little Layette set by Katie Pertiet available here.
The ribbon is from Wild Orchids .
I am entering this project into the following challenges.




Enjoy the rest of the holidays and this challenge.
We are looking forward to visiting your blogs.



Thursday, 20 December 2012

A little steam punk

It's so difficult to make cards for my nephew who is just about to become a teenager. So I really hope he likes this Christmas card made for the new challenge at Charisma Cardz.

Our Sponsors this week are 

Here is my DT card using an image from Make It Crafty


The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs
The image is coloured with Promarkers
The card candy was some I bought at the NEC in November.


Happy Christmas To You All
Have a peaceful holiday.



Nearly There

Morning all,
Well Christmas is almost upon us! For me the big question is will my new cooker arrive on Friday as promised!!!! My kitchen is still not complete but hopefully on Friday all will be well. Then it's a mad dash to get the house cleaned up and all signs of  the building dust removed.
Well over a CRAFT today we have a new challenge. This week it is a sketch designed by our former DT member Kevin.



As usual we have several generous sponsors,

I chose this gorgeous image from Sassy Studio
Masquerade _ 1


She is so pretty I just loved colouring her.

The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from Stamping All Day
The flowers are from Wild orchids
The lace is from Wild orchids and the ribbon from Hobby Craft.

Enjoy taking time out from all the hectic days ahead to do some crafting.

Have a Peaceful Christmas




Monday, 17 December 2012

Final Challenge of 2012

Hi Peeps,
Well today sees the final challenge for 2012 over at INCY WINCY Designs.

Our Sponsor this week is 
Bugaboo Stamps

and the challenge is

Holly or Mistletoe

Here is my card using  this fab image


The papers are from Stamping Mindy - Country Christmas.
Ribbon is from fantastic ribbons.
Die cut holly made using a Marianne die.

Have a great day


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Brr It's Cold

Good morning peeps,
                                Hope you are all keeping well. Today over at CRAFT  we have a new challenge for you. A nice and simple one ........
Winter
As usual we have several sponsors


As I am crazy about Krista Smith's stamps, I just had to choose one of her gorgeous images....

Molly the Elf


The papers are from the Nitwit set Joyful hearts - here 
The lace is from my stash ( originally Hobby Craft I think)
The image behind the stamp is from a Bearly Mine Paper
The silver ribbon is from fantastic ribbons and the bell is from ebay.
The flowers are from wild orchids of course.
The sentiment is from a Crafty Cats Christmas set here 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges




Have fun with this challenge and keep warm.

Please stop by my fellow teamie's blogs and leave them some warm winter wishes.




Monday, 10 December 2012

Let it snow!

Wow we have been so lucky here. not so much as one snowflakes. Commiserations to those of you who were affected by massive snowfalls last week. Our new challenge over at INCY WINCY DESIGNS is

Snowflakes

Our sponsor this week is  

My DT card today was made using Eskimo Emily.


The fabulous papers were a freebie from here 
The snowflake border and sentiment are from Sharon Hegarty's snowflake stamps available here
The silver ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons.
The silver bell is from e-bay.
The kraft snowflakes were made with a Martha Stewart Punch
The image is coloured using Promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.


I hope you enjoy all of our creations. As always my lovely team mates have come up with some gorgeous creations.

Have a great day




Thursday, 6 December 2012

Charisma Christmas

Here again with my second post of the day.
                                                             
Over at Charisma Cardz, we have a Christmas challenge too.
Our sponsors this week are....


Here is my DT card which is actually the card I will be giving to my mum this Christmas.

I just love the way this turned out.
The richness of the burgundy contrasts beautifully with the teal blue.
The image is Holly by Wee Stamps
She is coloured with Promarkers.
The ribbon and lace are from Hobby Craft
The flowers are from Wild Orchids and have been painted with glamour dust. The papers are from a gorgeous set called Country Christmas by Mindy Baxter and are available here.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....

Enjoy your day and this challenge and please stop by my fellow teamies to leave them some Christmas cheer.




Christmas

Good morning,
Every year I promise myself I will be more organised and ready for Christmas and every year it's the same - always a last minute panic!

Here we are with another CRAFT  challenge. This time it is a Christmas challenge - a nice easy one.

Our sponsors this week are

I made my Dt card this week using this sweet image by Elizabeth Bell


Isn't she adorable?
The papers are from Stamping All Day - Shabby Blues Paper Pack  and are sooo pretty.
The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly 
The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

Have fun with this challenge.

Have a great day 




Monday, 3 December 2012

Non Traditional Colours

Good Morning, Peeps,
   I hope you are all safe and managing to keep warm.  It's Monday again and as always we have a great new challenge at INCY WINCY DESIGNS

Our fantastic sponsor is one we all adore



And the challenge is

Christmas - Non Traditional Colours


During the summer I read all three of the Fifty Shades Books and like millions of others I loved them.
So when Krista drew this little beauty I just had to buy her!



As you can see the DP's are grey - they were originally blue and were from Stamping All Day. They are stunning whichever colour you change them to.
The warm grey is part of the co-ordinations range.
The image as always is coloured with Promarkers.
The ribbon is one I have had since last year and is one I have taken out and put back many times because I don't want to use it all, LOL.
The sentiment was made on my PC.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are from my stash.

Please stop by my fellow teamies blogs, they have created the most beautiful projects to inspire you.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges



Have fun - look forward to visiting your blogs.



Friday, 30 November 2012

Winter Wishes

Hi everyone,
I hope it's not too cold where you are. Today there is a brand new challenge at 
This is my GDT card for them using the gorgeous Nellie Snellen stamp Dawn sharing a biscuit.


The gorgeous snowflake border and tree are by memory box.
All of these are available at Natalie and Dawn's shop - here
The beautiful papers are from Bearly mine designs.
Ribbon and charm are from stash.
Sentiment is LOTV

I am entering this card into the following challenges....
Dutch Dare - Winter Wonderland
Cute Daisy May - Use a digi


Enjoy the challenge and keep warm over the weekend.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Losing track

OMG, time is going so fast I am losing track of the days. Which is why my post today is so late.
The new challenge over at CRAFT ....
A Photo Inspiratation



Our fantastic sponsors are


I chose am image by Rick St Dennis and embossed it.


The card is much prettier in real life and the glitter is much more sparkly.
The gorgeous papers are from Katie Pertiet Adalicia collection available here 
The 'baubles' paper is from Stamping All Day.

The ribbon is from Stash and the pearl buckle was from the NEC a few weeks ago.

Enjoy the challenge.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Magical Monday

Good morning,
                     Today over at INCY WINCY it is Magical Monday, that is to say, the theme for our new challenge is  ... Magical / Mystical

Our fantastic sponsor is 

Delicious Doodles

For my DT card I chose Holly Fairy


She is coloured with Promarkers and flexmarkers.
The gorgeous papers are from Katie Pertiet Adalicia collection available here 
The 'baubles' paper is from Stamping All Day.
The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment was made on the PC.

We are so looking forward to seeing your projects.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes
Corrosive challenges - Anything goes
Whoopsi daisy - Use a digi

Have a great day





Thursday, 22 November 2012

Colour Combo

Good morning Peeps,
                               It's a colour challenge at Charisma Cardz this week and this week it's Team Gem's turn to host the challenge. 
Our theme was chosen by our lovely  Catherine who used this picture for inspiration.


Our very generous sponsors are 


Here is my DT card using a Kenny K image.


My nephew has just bought himself some mixing decks and is having a whale of a time with them.
So when I saw the image I just had to use it for his Christmas card.

The image is coloured using promarkers.
The papers are available for free  here .
The pine cones and bell are from e bay.

Have a great day.


A Princess for a princess

Good morning all,
Here I am again with a new challenge from CRAFT 
This week our fantastic sponsors are


The theme of this week's challenge is a colour combo

Brown, Aqua and Pink

For my card this week I chose a Sassy Studio image - one of their princess honey's - Belle.


My niece loves all of the Disney princesses, but Belle is her favourite so I used this image to make her Christmas card.

The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The flowers are from Wild orchid crafts.
The papers are from Nitwit collection Joyful Hearts
The bottom layer DP is from Katie Pertiet's December fade collection.
The charm is from stash as is the ribbon.


Have fun with the challenge. 
We look forward to visiting all of your wonderful creations.
Happy Crafting



Monday, 19 November 2012

It's Hip to be square

Good morning all I hope you all had a fab weekend.
I am surrounded by builders' dust, rubbish and holes in the wall. Redesigning the kitchen seemed like a good idea at the time but I'm really fed up now, mainly due to the fact that my new craft room is full of stuff from the kitchen so I can't get to anything.
But I have had some fantastic news to make it all bearable. My best friend's daughter got engaged on Saturday in very romantic circumstances so.......

Congratulations Claire and Rich xxxx

This week's challenge at INCY WINCY is  

Hip To Be Square

Our generous sponsors this week are


Here is my DT card for this week

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The colours are not good in the photograph because of the light..
The pictures are from a gorgeous set called 

Brown Paper Packages - Apple Strudel Paper

Obviously they are not brown because I recoloured them didgitally.
The sentument is from Cuddly Buddly 
The flowers are made using a Marianne Die and covered in glimmer mist glitter
The tree is using a do hickey die and again covered in glitter.
The ribbon and bell are from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge
Fussy and Fancy - Feeling Blue
Crafty Cats - Lets see sparkle
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Winter
Little Claire - Christmas
Victorine Originals  Challenge
Card and scrap 43: make something with Christmas
Crafty blogges network 5: Christmas - anything goes
Sparkles 38: Christmas is coming
Great impressions November: holidays

Have fun with the challenge.



Thursday, 15 November 2012

Use Fabric at CRAFT challenge

Good morning everyone,
                                    I trust you are all well. Once again it's Thursday - Christmas looms ever closer on the horizon and I have a house covered in brick dust as the builders demolish my kitchen to make way for a new one. Who ever it was that said having a new kitchen is one of the most stressful things is not wrong!

Today our theme at CRAFT is.........
 Use Fabric
and as always we have an array of generous sponsors.

Bugaboo   Digital Stamps       Karen's Doodles    

For my DT card this week I chose SB Fancy Winter from Bugaboo



The 'fabric' elements are cheese cloth and a white fabric used to create favours for weddings.
The baby's breath flowers are also made from fabric.
The image is coloured with copics
The papers are from Katie Pertiet sets Jack Frost and December Fades available here 
The flowers are from Wild Orchids and the ribbon is from my stash.
The cute bells are from ebay.
The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddy.

Enjoy the challenge and the rest of your day

Monday, 12 November 2012

Girl Power at INCY WINCY Designs

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a good week end.
                                 On Saturday my best friend and I went to the NEC to the Hobby Crafts show. We had a fantastic day full of laughter and of course spending. We always meet such lovely people there.
                              Yesterday was back down to earth with a bump as Ian and I prepared the house for the return of the builders. This time they are knocking down walls so I spent the day wrapping up precious possessions and protecting all my crafty stash from building dust. Oh I will be so glad to get the house back to normal. In my haste to put together my DT card I realised I had done the card for next week's challenge. Luckily the image and papers were ready for this card so all I had to do was put it together.

Our theme this week at INCY WINCY designs is Girl Power
and the sponsor for this challenge is


Here is my card for this week.


The image  is called  Xmas Shopping
The fab papers are by Karen Funk's Christmas Joy papers which can be found here and
Bearly Mine set Christmas wishes, found here
The ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons
The flowers are from Wild Orchids
Pearls are from stash
The sentimnet is one of my favourites and can be found here
The edges of the sentiment and the base layers have been glittered using glamour dust as has the fur on the hat, collar, cuffs and boots.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Have fun, we are looking forward to visiting your blog.





Thursday, 8 November 2012

Feeling Blue

Morning all,
Feeling Blue is the title of today's new challenge chosen by Jenni at
That's how I feel at this time of year - I really don't like dark nights and cold mornings!
Our sponsors this week are 

For my DT card I chose this cute stamp from the Stamping Boutique.

'Smoochie Baby Girl'


The beautiful papers are from the gorgeous Catana Paper set by Katie Pertiet - available here
The sentiment is from LOTV
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace is from our local craft centre.

Please pop over to my fellow team mate's blogs to see their wonderful creations.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Little red wagon - colouring
My Mum's craft shop - sentiment
Anything goes - Anything goes
Bearly mine - Anything goes
Through the craft room door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge- lots of layers

Enjoy the challenge and the rest of your day.

Inspired by a film

Hello everyone,
Hope you are all well. It's Thursday and time for another challenge at CRAFT.
This week our theme is 
Inspired by a film
Out sponsors this week are

I chose to use 'Sam Scarecrow' from Hopejacare


and the film is ...... The Wizard of Oz.

Image is coloured with Promarkers.
The Buttons are from ebay
The papesr are by Lynn Grieveson from her Forecast set.
The sentiment was made on my PC.

Have fun with this challenge, we are all looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations.
I am entering this card into the following challenge


Have a great day



Monday, 5 November 2012

Giving Thanks

Good morning Peeps,
It's back to work for me today after a week's holiday so very little crafting time I'm afraid. Still in this economic climate we are lucky to have jobs particularly those we enjoy.
Today at INCY WINCY DESIGNS we have another new challenge and the theme is..... 
Giving Thanks
Our generous sponsor this week is


The DT were lucky enough to be given some gorgeous stamps to play with and I chose this one called

sorry about the shadow the lighting was so bad when I took the photograph.

Isn't she stunning - how I love Krista's artwork.

The image is coloured with Promarkers
The flowers, lace and beading are all from Wild Orchid Crafts
The beautiful papers are by Maplebrook Studios from a set called Annelise Patterned Neutral papers and are available here
The sentiment was made on my PC.
I am entering this card into the following challenges


Catch the Bug - Anything goes
ATC - Add a sentiment - Anything goes
Dilly Beans - Anything girl
Fussy and Fancy - pearls and flowers
QKR - giving thanks
Poodles parlour - thank you
Raise the bar anything goes
Digi Makeover - Thanks

Have a great time with this challenge and a great day.





Thursday, 1 November 2012

Birthday challenge

Good morning all,
                          Just a quick post from me today as I have to empty my kitchen cupboards in readiness fr the builders return.
Today over at CRAFT we have a new challenge which is  nice and simple.......
Birthday
We have several amazing sponsors this week 


Here is my card for this challenge using one of the images from The Crafty Pad.



The delicious papers ( so much prettier than in the photo) are from Designer Digitals
The set is called Chandra Papers and is by Katie Pertiet 
The image is coloured with Promarkers
The ribbons and gems are from stash.

Have a great day

Monday, 29 October 2012

Recipe at INCY WINCY DESIGNS

Good morning all I trust you are all well.
Today at INCY WINCY we have a new challenge which today is a 
Recipe - 4 different papers, 3 brads, 2 ribbons and 1 image.
This week we have two sponsors  

For my DT card this week I chose Sally Stitches from Limited Runs


The four papers are from a variety of kits.
The ribbons and brads are from my stash.
The sentiment is also Limited Runs
The tree was cut from a spellbinders die
The picket fence was made using a Maryanne die.

Enjoy this challenge we are so looking forward to visiting your blogs.