Friday, December 31, 2010

Stamp Something ,,,,,,, Glittery :-)

Happy New year to you all !!! Hope you are planning a fab evening of partying ,, I will be having an early night as I have to take my DD and her friend to the airport,, catching a stupid oclock ferry !! They're going on a shopping trip to London ,,lucky them !! :-)

Thanks for all your entries to the Stamp Something Challenge, we really appreciate you joinin g in especially at this busy time of year :-)

This week is a nice easy one ,,, just add GLITTER !!! plenty of scope to combine challenges on this one, just slap loads of glitter and bling on your artwork !!! :-)

we are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab spree on offer !!! :-)

For my card I used this ever so cute Ruffles Party stamp by Helz Cuppleditch for Stampavie, I coloured with Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink . The Papers are from a Basic Grey Max and Whiskers pad. I used a Spellbinders Labels 5 die and added Basic Grey Gems in the corners, I used a Martha Stewart Happy Birthday punch and a ribbon and buttons from my drawers. For the glitter I used LOADS of stickles glitter glue , Star Dust and Platinum . I also used a glaze pen on the bone to finish :-)

Challenges :
Crafty Sentiments ,,, Anything Goes
MAWTT ,,,, Birthday + Circles ( buttons and gems )
Stamp Insanity ,,,, Sparkle
Stampin' B's ,,,, Celebrate
Party Time Tuesdays ,,, Birthday
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ,,,, Sparkle and Shine
Crazy Challenge ,,,, Punch It
Stamps R Us ,,,, Anything Goes ( 1st entry )
Aly's Sunday Challenge ,,,, Anything Goes
Corrosive ,,, Bling It On (2nd entry)
Crafty Pad ,,,, Anything Goes
Allsorts ,,,, Anything Goes
CYDA ,,,, Punch It Out
Sweet Stampin ,,,, Celebrate

The DT have made some GORGEOUS sparkly creations for you to see so please hop on over to the Stamp Something Challenge blog to see them :-)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Simon Says ,,,, Time to Party/Celebrate :-)

Good Morning all :-) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and you're now looking forward to a Happy New Year :-) Thank you for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge last week, we appreciate you taking the time to join in especially at this very busy time of year :-)

This week, our challenge is TIME TO PARTY/CELEBRATE !

Domi gave us this fab bottle template to use for the challenge , it is not compulsory ,, just an extra bit of fun :-) also all the DT used Glimmer Mist and Glitter on their creations, if you have them we would love to see them used ,,, but you don't have to to join in :-)

The winner this week will win a $50 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store - BRILLIANT !!! :-)

For my card I used these lovely Popcorn Bear and Little Duck stamps from the Celebrate set, the sentiments are in the set too. I coloured the images on the card and bottle tag with Copics and Prismacolor pencils and I inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink. The papers are Echo Park Merry Christmas I glittered here and there with Star Dust Stickles glitter glue and used gold Glimmer Mist on the bottle. I used a Martha Stewart Lattice Arch border punch and added a couple of gems and grungeboard die cut stars ,, coloured with a white acrylic dabber, coloured with copics and smothered in stickles :-) I plugged in my sewing machine and zig zagged the edges, I am really liking sewing on cards and have a few more to show in the next few days !! The ribbon was in my drawer and I added a little Jingle Bell charm to ring in the New Year !! :-)

close ups :-) the lovely gold ribbon on the bottle was a gift from my lovely teamie Jo :-)

Challenges :

Crafters Companion ,,,,,, Sketch ,, I stuck the strip on a bit too low by accident but when I tried to remove it the paper was tearing so I had to leave it ,,, if it doesn't fit please delete me xx

Anything Goes ,,, the letter C ,, Celebrate !!

My Time to Craft ,,,, Brand Spanking New ,,Happy New Year Card, new stamps, new ribbon, have never zig zagged on a card :-)

Scrap Creations ,,, New Year

Bunny Zoe Crafts ,,,,, Sparkle and Shine

Craft Your Passion ,,,, Red/Green/Cream

Paper Playtime ,,,, New Year

Corrosive ,,,,, Bling It On

Crafty Pad ,,,, Anything Goes

I Did It Creations ,,, Out with the Old and in With the New

Allsorts ,,,,, Anything Goes

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year !! Good Luck in 2011 !!! :-)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to my lovely blog buddies :-)


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas :-) I hope you are all having a lovely time and hope you all found a nice surprise under the tree this morning :-)

My very last Simon Says Stamp Candy Winner

Well ,, as I said before all good things come to an end and this is the very last of my Fortnightly candy winners. Thank you to everyone who has entered over the last couple of years. There are still a few of the DT candy's still running but these will finish before the end of December so you had better have a look !! :-)

ok ,,, pressing the button ,,,, good luck to all !!!!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-12-25 12:10:35 UTC

the lucky girl is Shaz aka Shaz's Crafty Corner Please email me with your choice of stamp and your address and Heidi will have the stamp posted to you !! :-)


Friday, December 24, 2010

Samantha's Candy Challenge :-)

Samantha aka Penrith Crafts,my lovely Boss on the ABC Christmas Challenge, has a surprise candy on offer ,, all we have to do is join in with her challenge to make something ,,, BUT ,, not a card :-)

Well I have seen a couple of these faux leather wallets on buddies blogs and have been meaning to have a go at making one too. You can see the instructions here :-)

I used SU Lovely Lilac card and some stripey paper and brad from Papermania :-) I embossed the card with a Tim Holtz Burlap folder, inked with Dusty Concord distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I also got out my sewing machine for the edges . The instructions suggest using a magnet fastening ,,, which I tried but it wouldn't stay closed so I stuck a bit of velcro on it ,,, not very nice looking but it worked !! I remember someone else saying that they had the same problem too ,,,,sorry but I can't remember who it was now ! :-/ if you know who it was please let me know so I can link to her blog too xx

this is for a friend ,,, can't say any more cos she might read this !!!! suffice it to say this is her fave colour !! :-)

wishing you all a very Merry Christmas ,,, hope you're all enjoying a fab Christmas eve ,,, we are listening to Christmas Carols and enjoying a glass of sherry :-) My turkey is stuffed ( Paxo sage and onion ,,,, I love it !!lol ) and the pressies are wrapped and under the tree ,,, being guarded by Jessie ,,, bless her ,,, there is a bone wrapped too and she isn't leaving it there for the cats to steal ,,, lol :-)

Samantha's candy challenge
Crafty Emma ,,,, Anything Goes
Allsorts ,,,, Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ,,,, For Someone Special ,,,, this wallet is !!! :-)


Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Fave 5 Christmas cards :-)

Debby aka a Scrapjourney is asking us to post our fave 5 Christmas cards and link them to her blog for a little challenge :-) I found it really difficult to choose a fave 5 ,,, not because I like all my cards but because I have made so many I can't remember them !! Anyway after a little search these are the ones I came up with ,,, hope you like them !! :-)

Well ,, the first up HAD to be a HM card !! in fact ,,, it was diffy for me not to choose ALL 5 as HM cards !! This is definitely one of my fave cards for this year, I LOVE this I Cane Count on You stamp and this card was sent to Heidi and the staff at Simon Says Stamp ,,, hope it gets there in time !!

Next up is this cute Gruffie with Box of Ornaments gate fold card, I thought it looked like he was carrying the box of baubles to the naughty Footloose and Fancy Free House Mice
so I used that stamp on the inside.

I love this stamp, this is a new one from Nellie Snellen ,, I think this cow is just sooo cute talking to Squirrel and the little mouse bringing gifts :-) this stamp is called Koetie with Squirrel

This all white card looks fab IRL ,, really icy sparkly :-) the stamp is a Stampabilities Jolly Snowman,, isn't he cute :-)

And last but not least is this shaker card. I used the Santa Down the Chimney stamp from Hero Arts :-)

edited ,,, I had another look through my cards and HAD to add this one !! hope you don't mind Debby xx

This one is a lovely one of the new Fairy stamps from the Wild Rose Studio, this one is called Phoebe with dove ,,, isn't she lovely !! :-)

Now you can all pop over to Debby's blog and join in the fun :-) Debby will be giving away 2 stamps to one lucky person who joins in :-)

wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :-)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,, Anything Goes !!

Good Morning :-) Hope you are all well and looking forward to the chubby bloke in red :-) I will have a nice glass of sherry and a mince pie ready for him and a nice carrot for Rudolph, I wonder what he will bring this year ,,, sooo exciting !!!! :-)

This week, our challenge is an easy one - ANYTHING GOES! We know what a busy time of year this is for everyone, and it is time to spend with family and friends, so we are going easy on y'all this week!

Also, because it is a time for family and friends, we will try to comment on all your cards, but if we don't make it, please forgive us! We will get back into the swing of things next week!!! Thanks for your understanding xx

This week the winner will win a $50 Shopping Spree at SIMON SAYS STAMP SUPERSTORE!!!!

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Create 4 Fun challenge ,, I rotated the sketch to make the image 'fit' :-) I used this very cute House Mouse Mouse E Claus stamp which was in the store but he must be busy delivering pressies ,,, will get a direct link later :-) I don't actually own this stamp,,,YET ,,, my lovely friend, America, sent me this stamped image, thanks America xx. I coloured the image with Copics and inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink . I distressed all the edges with a TH paper distresser and then added Star Dust Stickles The papers are from the Echo Park Merry Christmas pad and I used a star embossing folder to add texture. I used a Martha Stewart Lattice Arch border punch and some Tim Holtz Grungeboard star die cuts, these were painted with a white acrylic paint dabber then coloured with stormy sky ink before being smothered with Art Institute crystal glitter :-) the ticket was made using a Tim Holtz Ticket die and stamp from the Odds and Ends set . I added extra star dust stickles 'snow' and added Polar White Flower Soft to his hat trim and pom pom and Diamond Dust for the icy snow on the ground :-)

Challenges :
Create 4 Fun ,,,, Sketch
Crafty Pad ,,,, Anything Goes
Crafty Emma ,,,, Anything Goes
Alphabet ,,,, H for Hats
Crafty Ann ,,,,, Anything Goes
Allsorts ,,,, Anything Goes
Stampavie and More ,,,,, Red
EAC ,,,,, First Snow

The DT have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration so please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

ABC Christmas ,,, Z for Zero time left !!!! and a blog hop ,,,

Welcome to the ABC christmas Challenge blog hop. If you arrived here from lovely Lacey's blog then you are going in the right direction, if not then you may wish to start at the Challenge blog

We are sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp, so a fabulous $15 spree on offer :-)

We are also sponsored for this special occasion by a new digi stamp company called the Stamp Fairy and the designer, Gerda, will be giving away several images to a few winners !! :-)

For this challenge you can choose a challenge from the past year, you will need link a project with the linky on the challenge blog and then hop around the DT and our GD's from the Stamp Fairy DT collecting letters to make up a festive phrase on your way around. More details are on the challenge blog :-)

I needed to make several cards quickly so my starting point was the Q for Quick and Easy challenge, though these will also fit in with P for Presents and X for Xmas too :-)
I used this cute Penny Black stamp yesterday too for the PTW Challenge :-) the papers are some free digi downloads from Martine's blog,which is currently closed. the sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and lots of Art Institute Crystal Glitter, Star Dust stickles and Diamond Dust

The letter you need to collect from me is 'N' and from here you need to hop on over to the lovely SQUIRREL'S BLOG,

I have a surprise candy on offer so if you would like a chance to win it just leave a link to your blog with the linky :-),,, only one link per person please x

You have until 10 pm UK time ( 11 pm CET) on the 1st January to enter the challenge and the winner will be drawn and posted on the 5th January when the next challenge starts :-)

Challenges :

Top Tip Tuesday ,,, Christmas
A Spoonful of Sugar ,,, Christmas
Cupcake Inspiration ,,, blue icing with snowflake piccy
Allsorts ,,,,, Last Min Christmas
Stamp With Fun ,,, X mas
Dutch Dare ,,, Christmas
Alphabet Challenge G for Glitter

Merry Christmas :-)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Papertake Weekly ,,,, Anything Goes

Good Morning all :-) I hope you are all well and looking forward to a lovely Christmas :-) I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New year :-)

Time to a new theme on the Papertake Weekly Challenge, a nice easy one and plenty of scope to combine !!

ANYTHING GOES !! ,,, yep ,,, just link everything you make !!

The DT will try to visit you all over the next week, but as you know ,, it is Christmas and if we don't manage to get to all your blogs then we apologise in advance :-) Please be understanding xx :-)

For this Challenge we are sponsored by Whiff Of Joy , so a fab stamp on offer :-)

For my card I used this very cute Popcorn Bear stamp from the Bundle of Joy set and followed the fab sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge. I coloured the image with Copics and added my fave Star Dust Stickles here and there. The papers are from Funky fairys which are now unavailable unfortunately :-(

I used a Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and a Martha Stewart Heart border punch. The ribbons werre in my drawer and I added a few Robins Nest Dew Drops from the Fairy Dust jar ,, love these , the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set.

I also made this box to pop it in, the blocks spell baby and they are in the same Bundle of Joy set.

Challenges :
Friday Sketchers,,, Sketch
Crafty Pad ,,,, Anything Goes
Crafty Emma ,,,, Anything Goes
Crafty Ann ,,,,, Anything Goes
Allsorts ,,,, Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday ,,,, Get Embellishing,, I have loads on here :-)

the DT have made some gorgeous creations ,, so please pop over to the PTW to see them :-)

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Sig - Merry Christmas w' Mouse Pictures, Images and Photos

Hi all :-) Hope all is well with you all and you're all almost ready for a relaxing Christmas :-)I hope none of you are stuck in an airport, stranded !!!!

Time for e new theme on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this week Christine chose the theme,,,,


Our very own DT boss America is sponsoring this challenge with a gorgeous House Mouse Santa stamp.
It was Christine and hubby's 40th Wedding Anniversary yesterday ,, and apologies Christine but this card will be very late ,, it is in the post tho ,,,, :-)

I chose to use this Lovely Confetti stamp I coloured the image with copics and added star dust glitter on the edges and hearts. The paper is from a Basic Grey Olivia pad. I used a cuttlebug script folder and a couple of circle nesties , the ribbon was in my drawer and the flowers are Prima and the rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used a few large black pearls and a charm from teamie America to finish.

inside view and close up :-)

Challenges :

Crafty Pad ,,,, Anything Goes
Crafty Emma ,,,, Anything Goes
Crafty Ann ,,,,, Anything Goes
Allsorts ,,,, Anything
Copic Creations ,,,,, Sparkle

The DT have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration so please pop over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to see them :-)

If I don't see you again this week I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years :-)

My LAST Simon Says Stamp Sponsored Candy

Hi all :-) the time has come to pop my blinkie into mothballs :-) The Simon Says Stamp DT candies will be discontinued from the end of the year so this will be the last one I post. All good things come to an end eh !!! :-) I would like to thank all my followers for joining in and congratulations to all of you that won a stamp or 2 :-)

There are no rules for this one ,, just pop a link to your blog and keep your fingers crossed :-) Only 1 entry per person please xx

If you are the lucky winner you will get to choose a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie Bear stamp of your choice :-)

This will stay open until 9 am CET Christmas Day and the random gen will choose a winner sometime on Christmas Day :-)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Stamp Something ,,,,, and add a Tag or Pocket !!

Hi all ,, time for a new theme on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)

this time we would like to see a TAG or POCKET on your creation :)

We are sponsored by Whiff Of Joy Stamps so we have a gorgeous stamp on offer and this challenge will run for 2 weeks so plenty of time to join in !! :-)

I decided to use my WOJ Wee with Broken Leg stamp. I coloured the image with Copics and inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The papers are Basic Grey, not sure which paper pad, and I used an EK Success Swirl border punch.. The tag was cut on my Cricut and the flowers are Prima. The sentiment came with the stamp, I added a few Robins Nest Dew Drops and loads of Platinum stickles for sparkle :-)

thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration ,,, so hop on over to the Stamp Something Challenge to see them :-)