Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just Magnolia and Basic Grey Challenges :-)

Before we go to my card I would just like to tell you that I didn't make the HM&F DT but wish the ones who got through the very best of luck :-) It was a tough competion and the successful ones were BRILL :-) I am a tad disappointed but I will get over it :-)

so ,, moving on,,,,,,

Martine has made a fabulous sketch for the Just Magnolia Challenge this week and I decided to combine it with the lovely colour scheme of red, green and blue on the Basic Grey Challenge ;-)

I used a new Tilda with flower wreath stamp ,,,, well she is an old one but new to me :-) I coloured her with copics and added copic glitter to the flowers, zip, toggles and shoes. I then 3D'd her onto a cream nestie oval. the papers are from the BG boxer pad. All of these items and the prima flowers and Martha Stewart leaf punch are from the Simon Says Stamp Store

The ribbons are from my drawer and the sentiment is from Funky Fairys Papercrafts

thanks for looking ,,, please leave a comment before you hop off :-)

Cute Poorly House Mouse Candy winner :-)

Thanks to everyone who entered my candy :-) I had to omit one comment as it was from the staff at Simon Says Stamp so it wouldn't be fair to put their name in eh "!! :-) So there were 31 entries andthe random gen chose ,,,,,

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-10-28 08:48:34 UTC

the lucky winner this week is Christine, Nanaseaside :-)

Congratulations Christine :-) If you would like to email me your address I will ask Heidi to pop one in the post for you :-)

Simon Says All that Sparkles :-)

Thanks everyone for joining in our Get Well soon Challenge last week ,, I was sorry that some of you were poorly or had a poorly child to take care of ,,, hope you're all OK now x x

This week we have a fabulous challenge for you :-)
ALL THAT SPARKLES !! :-) Glitter, Gems,Charms, Glimmer mist, shiny paints, cardstock , glitter pens,ribbons,, oohh the list of possibilities is endless ;-)

Now the first things that came to mind with this challenge were either Christmas or Girly ,,, well ,,, I wanted to play with my lovely Tim Holtz goodies and this is what I came up with :-) I actually really like this and I am going to frame it and put it up in the loo ;-)

I started by making the background paper using black doot, dusty concorde and faded jeans distress inks. These were dabbed onto a craft sheet and sprayed with water. Then a piece of card was swirled around in it,, dried ,, then dabbed in the leftover ink , I repeated this step a couple of times. Then I sprayed it with some home made glimmer mist :-) In a small spray bottle I put a little water,, some drops of antique linen re inker ( the only re inker colour I have :-)) and a couple of small scoops of perfect pearls ,, I used a pale pink one :-)

When it was dry I stamped the Tim Holtz chandelier using Black soot ink, cut out using a nestie then smothered with clear Rock Candy crackle paint,, which was a lovely gift from Heidi as were the Basic Grey gems that I used. The gems are lovely ,, some are clear silvery and some are darker ,, more pewter colour ,,, gorgeous !! :-)
The papers are from Creative Expression, all the edges were inked with dusty concorde ink and distressed. I also used some black/grey coredinations for layering :-)

I added a few dots of black stickles to the chandelier,, a ribbon ,,, which was distressed with black ink too. I also used a chandelir charm to add even more sparkle. the text is also from a Tim holtz set :-)

As usual Heidi at Simon Says Stamp is giving a fabulous $25 shopping spree to a lucky winner :-)

The DT have made some fabulous creations for you to see so pop over to the Simon says Stamp Challenge blog to see them and don't forget to leave them a nice comment :-) You may find some hidden candy on your way :-)

I will be giving away one of these lovely Tim Holtz Chandelier stamps in my Weekly Candy sponsored by Simon says Stamp :-) See the post at the top of my blog for more details :-)

Funky Fairys Touchy Feely Challenge :-)

Oh it was lovely to see all your photo's last week :-) This week we have another lovely challenge for you !!
We would like to see some dimension on your creations:-) Don't forget that to enter the Funky Fairys Challenge you must use at least one Funky Fairys Papercrafts item :-) There are some lovely freebies on the Blog Of Inspiration too :-)

For my card I used one of the lovely newly released Chloe digi images Isn't she cute :-) I printed 3 of these images so that I could 3D her for added touchy feeliness :-) I coloured her with copics and paper pieced her shopping bags :-)
All the papers are from the gorgeous Lets Get Traditional set I bought this a while ago and it has gorgeous papers in it ,, not just for christmas ! :-)

The oval Christmas text is also from Funky Fairys Papercrafts These are called Oval Punchem's and they are the right size for a SU oval punch :-) I added a flower, a charm, a ribbon, a button and loads of glitter and some liquid pearls for added textures :-)

There is the weekly prize of a lovely download for one lucky entrant so pop over to the Funky Fairys Challenge and see what the rest of the DT have made ,,,, brilliant !! :-)

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