Monday, September 21, 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge : Oodles of Doodles :-)

OOhh do you like doodling ? We have a fab theme for you on the Funky Fairys Challenge this week so get your pens out girls and DOODLE :-) The DT have made some fantastic creations for you to see so pop over to the challenge blog to see them then go and visit their blogs for more details ;-)

I have been admiring this fabulous Just Hanging Around kit for ages and it is just beautiful ! I will be making a few of these cards in various colours ! I think you could make all the stationary for a Wedding so easily with this kit! The main image is in the kit too ,, I just printed it, added some glitter with copic glitter pens on all the 'chains',, this doesn't show up very well but looks fab in real life, and added a few crystal gems.
I doodled around the edges a little bit,, I must admit I wasn't as adventurous as my fellow teamies but I wanted to keep this simple ,,,, !!!! :-)

This card was the simplest card I have ever made and I like it ! The ribbon is from my messy draw ( I must tidy that up !! everything is in knots !) I added a charm too, I thought this one looked good with the chandelier :-) The sentiment is an old Anita's one that I have had for ages and use it alot :-)

I will be hoping to sell several of these to raise money for the SPCA !! :-)

As I think most of you know by now,, to enter our challenge you have to use at least one item from Funky Fairys Papercrafts there are lots of free downloads on the Blog of Inspiration
so you can try before you buy :-)

Simon Says All Stitched Up ! :-) AND Fabulous news !!

It seems many of you like a recipe, thanks to everyone who joined us last week ,,I really enjoyed coming to see all your creations,, now do you like sewing as much as 'cooking' ?? The theme this week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is 'Sewing= Faux or Real ,, the choice is yours :-)
We have someone very special in our designer Spotlight this week ,, her name is Greta and she has recently celebrated her 11 th birthday :-) She has made a card for our challenge almost every week and her talent is amazing. Please pop over and leave her a comment,, am sure she will appreciate them :-)She shares a blog with her mum Lisa and you can see her work here :-)

We also have some BIG news to tell you ;-) Kim Piggot has agreed to join us on the DT :-) I am sure you have all visited Cards By Kim
she is the most amazingly talented designer and we are all looking forward to working with her :-) Welcome aboard Kim :-) x x

I have just downloaded this template from Papertrey Inc
this one is called Card Couture. I must admit I found it a bit tricky to make as the pieces didn't seem to fit very well so I did have to make some adjustments ,,, hope it will be easier next time !
I cut the pieces out of plain white card and used Funky Fairys Papercrafts Gorjuss Gingham and It's so Distressing Vol 5. I chickened out of using real sewing and went for the easy option of Faux ! :-)

I used some images from the Yummy in my tummy magnolia set. Chef Edwin is lovely eh :-) I coloured him with copics and sat him on the cutlery,, not very comfy is it :-/ !! I used my new Martha Stewart borgder punch for the fancy edge . This one is called
Martha Stewart ARCH LATTICE Edge Punch

The DT have made some amazing creations for you this week so pop over to the Challenge blog to see them and please don't forget to leave them a comment :-) You may find candy along the way so it is worth the hop :-)
As usual Heidi from Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 shopping spree and she will pay for the shipping too !! :-)

I am entering this into the Roses on Paper Challenge whose theme this week is also Stitching :-) this is the first time I am entering this one :-) I am also entering it into the new Simon Says Stamp competition on the Papercrafts Planet site too :-) There is a fab prize of a Simon says Stamp Exclusives set AND a 2 week invitation to be in our Designer Spotlight :-)
I am also entering it into the Magnolia Down Under Challenge whose theme is anything but a card :-) This is my first time there too :-)

OK now for some candy :-) This Chef Edwin will be available soon in the Simon Says Stamp store but I am not sure when it will be available ,,, sooo this week the winner will get to choose the Magnolia stamp of their choice :-) For further details see the post at the top of my blog :-)

I Love Anya :-)

I recently bought 3 Anya's from Bunny Zoe Crafts this is one of them and I just love this one with her cute kitten :-) Nikki who owns Bunny Zoe Crafts is sponsoring the Sketch Saturday challenge this week so I had to use one of them :-)_
To make my card I followed the fabulous sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge I am also entering it into the Basic Grey Challenge who are asking for 'Embossing'
Oops I almost forgot ! This is also for the Anyone For Anya Challenge who are asking for 'Funky Flowers' ,,, that's why I chose this funky flowery paper and embossing folder !! :-)

I used BG paper from theJune Bug pad and red coredinations which was cuttlebugged and sanded ,, I am in red mode at the moment ,,, :-) I love red/black !! :-) The image was coloured with copics and I added glitter pens here n there for sparkle ,, her eyelashes are all sparkly :-)

The gingham ribbon was from my messy drawer and the flowers are prima and the rosebud centers are also from Bunny Zoe Crafts. the sentiment is Simon Says Clear Stamps SIMPLY THE BEST SENTIMENTS Lot Exclusive Set

I missed out an element on the sketch,, there is supposed to be another bit in the top left corner but I really didn't want to cover any more of the lovely flowery paper so I left it out ,, hope thats ok !! :-)

Thanks for popping by,,don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you've been visiting :-)
There is some candy at the top of my blog too if you would like to take a look :-)