Monday, November 30, 2009

I made the top 3 !!!! :-)

I am so happy !! I made the top 3 at the Die Cut Dream Challenge ;-) Woohoo !! :-) Thanks for choosing me and congratulations to the other 2 girls Daniele and Renata too :-)

This weeks Die Cut Dreams Challenge is Hot Chocolate ,,,, will have to see what I can make for this one :-),,,,

I have a blog candy at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek :-)

My First Wild Rose Studio DT card :-)

My first DT pack from Dulcie at the Wild Rose Studio arrived on Saturday ,, filled with lots of fabby stuff for me to use :-) It was difficult just deciding what to use first ! :-)

I decided to make another easel card ,,, I do love making these and I thought the boss might like it !!!! :-) The image and papers are all printed from the Wild Rose Christmas Collection CD It really is a fabulous CD filled with yummy papers and gorgeous images :-)

I coloured the image with copics and decoupaged her and the christmas tree. The baubles and the bow were popped out too :-) I added frosted lace stickles to her petticoat and ice stickles almost everywhere else, I did stickle the snowflakes and the christmas trees on the papers too but it doesn't show up very well on the photo ,, it looks fab in real life lol :-) the stars were punched out of yellow glitter card. The sentiment was also from the CD :-)

I followed Tanja's lovely sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge :-) I love this sketch ,,, nice and easy :-) Thanks Tanja :-) I will definitely used this one again:-)
I am also entering it into the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge who are asking for Christmas trees :-)
The Cupcake Craft Challenge are asking for Red/Green I know I added yellow and blue too ,,, so I hope that is OK ??
Also The Pink Elephant Challenge have an easy theme this week ,,, we have to use our fave medium for colouring ! COPICS ! :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Weekly candy winner :-)

I am sorry this is VERY late ,,,,, but I have been out all day :-) I have bought a few bits and bobs for christmas pressies ,,,, nothing excitin ! well they re not stamps ,,, boring PJ's n slippers etc lol :-)
anyway I have just done the random thingy and it chose

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-12-02 20:06:40 UTC

that would be Carlyann

Congratuations Carly ,,,, it is the 2nd time the random gen chose number one !! so it does happen :-)
I am really sorry for those of you who weren't lucky this time ,,,, better luck next week :-) x x x

I will post my next candy tomorrow ,,, am exhausted now and quite frankly can't be bothered lol ,,,, but I will do it tomorrow ,, in the meantime enter the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Luv Lols x x x

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Time for more Candy !! :-)

I know the theme is 'Winter Love' on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge lol ,,,, but I LOVE this stamp and it is Wintery' :-) So I have chosen this as my Weekly Wednesday Candy :-) Do you like it ?? Hope so !

For your chance to win ,,, just enter the challenge and then come back here and link with Mr Linky !! Yes I am getting all high tec now !! :-) It will make it easier to do the Random Gen thing :-)
I wouls appreciate it if you would pop my lovely heart binkie in your sidebar too ,,, just copy the code from the one on my sidebar and it will blink for you :-) Spread the Love :-)

Thanks and good luck to everyone :-)

p.s I have disabled comments on this post so please leave any comments on my Simon Says Stamp DT card :-) thanks x x

Friday, November 27, 2009

House Mouse Christmas Gift Bag :-)

The House Mouse Monday Challenge have a lovely double pocket gift bag theme this week. The instructions for the bag are really easy to follow and the result is fab ! Well I like em :-) I will definitely be making more of these ,,, maybe smaller ones too to hang on the tree with choccies in ,,,, if I get round to it !! :-) The link for the bag is on the Challenge blog :-)

I made a bag and a christmas list post it note holder to pop in one side ,,, I was thinking of popping a pen and a small diary in the other side :-)

The stamps I used are House Mouse Rubber Stamp PARTY RIBBONS and HAVING A BALL

The images were coloured with copics, the frames were made with Nellie Sneddon multi frames. I used brown/purple coredinations and a little Basic Grey 'Girlfriend' paper. I added stickles and a few gems and that's about it ! Oh yes the 'Party' sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set. :-)

I am also entering this into the Cute and Girly Challenge whose theme is winter. I made a card already but they have different categories, this will be in the 'Creation category' :-)
It also qualifies for the C.R.A.F.T challenge whose theme is Christmas Gift :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) Also I have a blog candy at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek :-)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

More New Stash card :-)

I made this card using some fabulous downloads from Digiscraps3 Store :-) this is my first card as a desiger for Wendy ,,, the store owner :-) Hope she likes it !!! These papers are from the Winter Breeze set,,, gorgeous eh !! :-)

I followed Janneke's lovely sketch on the All That Scraps Challenge :-) I missed out the sentiment so I hope it still counts !! thought the snowflake said it all !! :-)

As you can see this is another easel card ! I love these !! :-) The image is a Sarah Kay Clear Stamp NOEL JOY Christmas Stampavie ,,, I saw this on a few blogs and just HAD to get it :-) Isn't she lovely ! :) I bought the flowers at the craft fair in Holland ,,, and sprayed them with pearl glimmer mist,,,, ooohhh yummy !! :-)

The image was coloured with copics and I 3D'd her hat bow and her cute bag ,, I would love a bag like that !! I used copic glitter pens in various places but these don't show up so well in the piccy :-) I added stickles glitter ,,, some ribbon ,, a snowflake charm and some punched holly leaves and thats about it :-)

I made this for a VIP ,,, what do you think ??? Is it good enough ??? :-/

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp ,,, it is at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek :-)

I am entering this into the All That Scraps Challenge ( as I followed Janneke's sketch ,, more or less !! :-) )
The Charisma Cardz Challenge ,,,, Christmas :-)
Whimsey Stamp Challenge I am sorry I don;t have any Whimsey stamps ,,,, yet :-)
Creative Card Crew ,,, Favourite things ,,, well ,, I love my new papers , stamp and organza ribbon ,,, and charms ,,, and flowers with glimmer mist,,, and easel card ,,, :-)
Kraftin Kimmie Challenge ,,,, Merry Christmas Happy Winter :-) I haven't used a Kraftin Kimmie stamp either ,,, because I don't have one ,, yet !! ( One is in the post to me tho !! :-)
and last but not least
Pollycraft Challenge :-) whose theme is Christmassy :-)

Cute Card Thursday GD card Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails :-)

First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends on the other side of the pond :-)

This is my 2nd and final week as GD on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge :-) I have had a lovely time and would like to thank the DT for making me so welcome and having me join them :-)
This week is a fabulous theme 'Snips Snails and Puppy Dog Tails :-) Or to make it a bit easier ,,, a card for a boy ! :-) Loads of scope there :-) I am sure the DT will have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration,, I can't wait to see what they did !! :-)
Jo, my Simon Says teamie,sent me a stamped image of this ages ago ,,, which I used and loved it so I just HAD to buy this fab Froggie Gift High Hopes stamp for this challenge :-) I bought this from the lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoe Crafts,,,:-) As it has puppy dog tails in the title ,, I als HAD to buy this little cutie from Funky Kits ! This challenge has cost me a fortune !! lol :-)

I coloured the image with copics, dirtied him a little with brown chalk ,, didn't like him clean !! I 3D'd the little dog ,, I did mask him actually but you can't tell so I really don't knoiw why I bothered !! lol :-) The papers are from My Minds Eye, I also used some Brown/Green coredinations. The charm is also from Bunny Zoe Crafts, the buttons are from Sean's old skool jacket and the string was in a drawer ,,,I dirtied that with antique linen ink. The sentiment is another Punchem from Funky Fairys Papercrafts,,, if you haven't bought these yet you should ,, they re fab ! :-)

I am also entering this card into the Die cut Dreams Challenge whose theme is 'Puppy Love' :-)

Heidi tells me that they will be selling the High Hopes stamps in the Simon Says Stamp Store,,hopefully from tomorrow ,, so keep an eye out for them there :-)
I have a blog candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, it is at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek :-)
Thanks for looking :-) Pop over to the Cute Card Thurdsday Challenge to see what the DT have made and hope you all join us in the challenge :-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Winner of my cute Muzzy mouse and distress ink candy :-)

OK I just pressed the button ;-) here is the lucky number this week :-

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-11-25 09:09:30 UTC

This week it is Rica who is lucky :-) Congratulations Heather :-) I wish I could give you all a candy,, but keep popping back ,, you never know ,, it might be you next week !!! :-)

Simon Says Winter Love :-)

Oohh we do love our animale eh !! What a fantastic response to our Amimal Antics challenge,,, Brilliant !!
lets hope you like this WINTER LOVE CHALLENGE too :-)

There are lots of possibilities for this challenge ,,, Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary,, Christmas card for partner, or even for your child ,, we do love our children after all :-)

We do have some sad news to share with you today tho ,,, unfortunately Kim is stepping down from the DT. We are all very sorry to see her go ,, as you all know her designs are fantastic and she is a lovely person too. We all wish her the very best of luck and hope she will continue to join us in the challenges :-) x x

Some friends recently asked me to make a card for their son's wedding. The colour scheme for the wedding was burgundy and they wanted the names of the bride and groom on the card.,,, this is what I came up with :-)

This was actually my first easel card and I thought it turned out quite well ,, I had to make a box to put it in as a normal envelope isn't very good ,,, tho if I was going to post one I would just use a padded jiffy type envelope ! :-)

I used a Penny Black Wedding Cake stamp and coloured it with copics and 3D'd it,,, The base card is lovely ivory stardream ,,perfect for special wedding cards I think ! The papers are Papermania and plain burgundy card. I dabbed beige brilliance ink onto a script folder and embossed the burgundy card it does look lovely IRL ! :-)

The names were cut out on my cricut, the flower is prima,, these were sprayed with glimmer mist so they are all shimmery,, for added sparkle I added a horseshoe charm a few dew drops and stickles everywhere :-)
The sentiment is a Punchem from Funky Fairys Papercrafts ,, I love these :-)

Luckily my friends liked it ,,, I haven't spoken to them since the wedding ,, but hope the bride and groom liked it too !! :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving some lucky winner a $25 shopping spree to her Simon Says Stamp Store and she will pay for the shipping too !! Lovely !! :-)

We have Norma joining us in the Designer Spotlight again this week ,, her work is absolutely amazing !! You really should go and see her fantastic blog !! :-)The DT have made some awww,, sooo cute creations for you to see too so pop over to the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog to see them ,,, and please leave them all a comment :-)

I will be giving some blog candy linked to this challenge so take a peek at the top of my blog to see what it is :-)

Also before you go ,, there is a 15% sale on EVERYTHING in the Simon Says Stamp Store for a limited time only :-) Pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog ( not the challenge blog) for more details :-)

My Weekly Blog Candy ! :-)

I didn't have a candy last week ,,, so this week you get 2 items !!! :-)

For a chance to win these lovely goodies all you have to do is enter this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-) I would appreciate it if you would add my candy blinkie to your sidebar too,, but you don't have to :-) (the code is on my sidebar) If you have black soot distress ink we can change it to a colour of your choice :-)I don't have this House Mouse Rubber Stamp CURIOUS MUZZY stamp so I will be envious of whoever wins this one !! I have used a different Muzzy on my card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge so you can scroll down to see that one :-)

When you have entered , pop back here and leave me a comment :-)

Good luck to all and Happy Crafting :-)

Please do not leave a comment on this post unless it is a Bone Fide entry to the candy :-) Thanks x x It makes life easier for me when it comes to the draw x x :-)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another Whiff of Joy ! :-)

I just made this card following Dulcie's fab sketch on the Wild Rose Studio Challenge :-)

I used two of my new Whiff of Joy images that I won on the Spread the love for Jaimie blog hop on this one :-) ( Sorry Dulcie ,,, I don't have any of yours yet x x ) I coloured the images with copics and 3D'd willow onto the sledge :-)
The papers are My Minds Eye christmas glitter papers that I bought at the craft fair in Holland last week ;-) The ribbon is Kaiser Craft and the large snowflake (which is extra to the sketch) ! is a spellbinders die cut. The smaller ones are made using a Papermania punch.

I added some dew drops and lots of stickles glitter :-) The sentiment is also from a WOJ Christmas sentiment set that I bought last Christmas and have only just opened the packet !!!! oohh I completely forgot all about them !!! All the edges distressed with faded denim distress inks.

A BIG thank you to Dulcie for asking me to be on her DT !! I am soo excited !! :-)

I am also entering this into the Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge whose theme is Brown and either pink or blue ,,:-) ,,, I am not a pink person ,, but LOVE blue :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one,,, then I know you popped by for a visit too :-)
A big thank you to Katharina, owner of the Whiff of Joy company for these lovely stamps and to Erin and Denise for organising the blog hop :-)x x

My WOJ candy card :-)

I was the lucky winner of the fabulous Whiff of Joy Christmas stamp set on the Spread the love for Jaimie blog hop :-) The stamps arrived yesterday and I just had to make a card and enter the WOJ Challenge who have a lovely sketch by Gio for us to follow :-) I did rotate the sketch and make an oval frame instead of rectangular ,,,, but I think it follows the sketch ok ??? Hope so ! :-)

Thank you so much for these lovely stamps Katharina, I love them all ! x x

It was really difficult to choose which fab stamp to use first ! ( I am not trying to rub it in ,,, honest lol !! ),, but in the end I chose the gorgeous Willow with Santa's Stocking isnt she lovely :-)
I coloured her with copics and 3D'd her onto plain white card :-) The frame was made using my Nellie Sneddon multi frame and some lovely doodlebug glittery card which I then threaded red organze ribbon through :-) The papers are Papermania Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Collection. I made the fancy border with a Fiskars Diamond edge border punch :-)

I added loads of stickles and the sentiment is another Punchem from Funky Fairys Papercrafts :-)

I am also entering this into the following challenges :-
Everybody's Art Challenge ,,,,,,,Christmas
Colour Create challenge ,,,,,,,, Green/Red/White

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)
Also I have a blog candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you woule like to take a look :-)

Some Fabulous News ,,, for me anyway !! :-)

I have been chosen to be on the DT for the Wild Rose Studio :-) I saw the DT call advertised on Dawny P's blog and applied immediately and I am sooo glad I did :-)

Dulcie is the designer and owner of the Wild Rose Studio and has the most gorgeous stamps ! I can't wait to receive my first DT pack and start creating !! I am soo excited !! :-) I will be joining a fantastic team of designers ,,, you can see who I will be rubbing shoulders with on the Wild Rose Studio Blog :-) !! There is a fab sketch challenge on there too if you would like to pop by and see it !! I will be joining in later :-)

As if that wasn't enough good news !! I have also been asked to be a designer on the Digiscrap3 team :-) Wendy has the most fabulous digi papers ,,, go and see them ! Gorgeous !! :-) I haven't received any of the downloads yet but can't wait to see them up close !! :-)

So watch this space !!!!!

I do have some other good news to share with you ,,,, but for the moment I am sworn to secrecy !!!!! :-) So you'll just have to wait !!! :-)

Papertake Weekly Christmas Crackers Challenge :-)

The theme this week on the Papertake Weekly Challenge is CHRISTMAS CRACKERS :-)
Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring this weeks challenge with a $25 shopping spree and Heidi will pay for the shipping ! Fab eh ! :-)

I just got this stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Store, this is called House Mouse Rubber Stamp MAKING A SNOWMOUSE :-)

I don't have a stamp more crackers than this !! don't you just LOVE it !! :-) I coloured the image with copics,, no 3D'ing this time ,,, just for a change :-) Tho it is another easel card ,,, no change there ! :-)
The papers are from the new Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper pad and some handmade paper from Papermania :-) The snowflake was made using a Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder die, the ribbon is from Kaiser Craft and I also used a lovely snowflake charm to finish :-) the sentiment oval is from a Funky Fairys Papercrafts Punchem set, they are perfect to use with a SU punch ,,, apparently !! I have ordered one but friends are bringing it from the UK in a couple of weeks ,, in the meantime I am using scissors ,, so don't look too closely !! :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a peek,,, also they have a %15 off EVERYTHING sale at the moment so don't miss it !! I have already got my order in before the shelves are emptied !!! :-)

I really appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) Also the DT have made some fabulous creations for you to see so pop by the challenge blog to see them and don't forget to leave them all a comment :-)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge 24

I hope you all had a lovely weekend,, though my thoughts are with the people in Cumbria,, Ireland and the whole of UK really ,, who are having such terrible weather and flooding :-( Hope things improve soon !!

We had a lovely time last week coming to see your cards following Jill's fab sketch ,,, I am sorry if I missed any of you but I got into a right muddle with the comments and completely lost the plot !! We now have Mr Linky so it will make life much easier for you to leave your entries and for us to pop by to see you too :-)

We are to use our new or neglected stash ,,,, well ,,, I am so happy with all my new stash ,,, I had to use it !! :-) The image is another new one from Wags and Whiskers this one is called Sweet Danni and Bella, I bought this from Bunny Zoe Crafts :-)
I coloured the image with copics and 3D'd her and her kitten onto some paper from my new MME glitter pack. The frame is a new Nellie Snellen multi frame that I bought in Holland :-)

I also bought the flowers from the Kreadoe craft fair, I sprayed them with pearl glimmer mist,, ooh they do glimmer IRL !! :-) The charm and ribbon is from my stash :-) I also added a few Dew Drops to keep in with the sketch and added some stickles to kitten's hat The scalloped edge was made using an SU border punch :-)

So this is the fab sketch that Becky made for us all to follow :-) The DT and GD Pascale have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so pop over to the Sketch and Stash Challenge blog to see them and don't forget to leave everyone a comment :-) We do really apprreciate them ;-)

Thanks for looking :-) I have a blog candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a peek it is at the top of my blog :-)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sleigh Ride :-)

I made this card following Jo's lovely layout on the Sketch Saturday Challenge ;-) I did place the image at a 'jaunty' angle as I thought it looked better with the sledge going downhill :-)

I also made this to enter the Penny Black Saturday Challenge whose theme is Winter Wonderland :-) They are also having a Christmas Countdown blog hop which will be alot of fun :-) I love blog hops :-)
I used my lovely PB Ski Patrol stamp, which I coloured with copics and added pebbles inc pearlescent chalk around the edges, added some applique glue and glitter for snow :-)
The papers are a gorgeous download from Martine's blog, she made this lovely Winter Wonderland download pack :-)

The sentiment is from a Funky Fairys Punchem download , these are lovely,, I will be using these alot ! :-)

I am also entering this into the Allsorts Challenge whose theme is 'Christmas Carol/Songs Title' My title is 'Sleigh Ride' which you can hear here !! :-) Enjoy :-)

edited to add ,, i am also entering this into the Bizzy Becs Creatlicious Challenge who are asking for snowflakes and glitter/sparkle :-) I am sorry I forgot to add it this morning :-/ x

Ihave a blog candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek :-) also they have a 15% sale on EVERYTHING in the store for a limited period so don't miss it !! :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Please leave me a comment so I know you popped in for a visit :-)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Merry Christmas Tilda :-)

I made this card following the fab sketch on the Magnolia Down Under Challenge ,,, too bad I missed the deadline :-),, but all is not lost cos I also made it to fit a few other challenges :-)

I coloured the image with copics and 3D'd Tilda and the gift and then the flower :-) I masked Tilda so that it would fit in with the Just Magnolia Challenge,,, but I did think that you probably wouldn't notice ,,, as I have 3D'd her ,,, so I took a piccy to prove it lol :-)

I made another easel card ,,, now I warn you ,,, you will be seeing a few of these in the next few days ,,, I think they're fab ! :-)

So her'e a piccy took at a jaunty angle so you can see the side view lol :-)

The papers are from my new MME glitter book ,,, oh these papers are just fabulous ,,, I think most of my Christmas cards this year will be made using this ,,, or the fabby BG Eskimo Kisses papers :-) Lovely papers :-) The flower is from Prima and I sprayed them with pearl glimmer mist. the heart button is from a little bag of buttons I bought at the Kreadoe. The ribbon and charm is from my stash :-)

Ok which other challenges can I enter with this one ,,,, :

Whimsical Wednesday ,,,, Easel card
By the Cute and girly,,, Winter Wonderland
Creative Inspirations,,,, Sparkle

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate all your comments so please leave me one so I'll know you popped by :-)
I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a look,, it's at the top of my blog :-)