Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WOYWW and a couple of challenges

I had just started making a tag and remembered WOYWW so I stopped what I was doing and took a piccy then realised it is Tuesday so am a day early lol :-)

I will show you the finished article first though :-) I had a lovely time making this tag ,, I love to get all my inks and paints out and have a good play :-)

I used several colours of distress ink ,, dusty concord, shabby shutters, chipped sapphire and vintage photo. I also used vintage photo distress powder. The fancy border is a new Tim Holtz sizzix die and the flower is cut using a sizzix die and grungepaper snd the butterfly and letters are pre cut grungeboard shapes. I added rock candy distress stickles on the swirl and star dust stickles on the flower and butterfly. the black pearls are from Kaiser Craft.

Everything I used including the basic tag are all from Simon Says Stamp :-)

I am entering the tag into the following challenges :-
Allsorts Challenge which is Tag/Ticket

Die Cut Dreams Challenge which is Words no stamped images

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge ,,,,,, no patterned paper

so whats on my desk ,, a mess as you can see :-)a few Tim Holtz stamps ,, a tin of spray adhesive, distress inks, and a loo roll cos I have had terrible hay fever today and went through a whole box of man size tissues :-) feel better now,, the pills are kicking in :-)

Lots of candy at the top of my blog ,,, 2 are blog hop candy prizes and then there is the fortnightly candy too ,, which will be drawn tomorrow so not much time left to enter :-)

Have you entered the HM and Friends Monday Challenge ?? time is running out to enter my fortnightly candy Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp !! :-)

I have a lovley HM stamp for my fortnightly candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp. if you entered last weeks house Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,, or this current one , you can link your card with the froggy link and I will do the random draw tomorrow morning :-) The Design Team can enter too :-)

I have just made this card following Jeanette's fabulous sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge I used another new Happy Hopper stamp from Simon Says Stamp Superstore, this one is called Bunny Cruise. There is a problem with their server at the moment so I can't get links :-( I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with stormy sky distress inks. I then added diamond stickles to the water and star dust stickles on the fish and glass. the papers are SU and the ribbon and buttona are from my stash. The fab flower was a gift from Heidi and is by Glitz Design, this is a relatively new company in the store and they make gorgeous papers and allsorts of fab n funky stuff :-)

There are 2 blog hops that I am on the teams for. The Stamp Something Challenge are celebrating their 2nd blogoversary with a hop ,,, lots of prizes on offer there ,, and the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,,, lots of prizes there too ,, so get yourselves a hoppin' :-)

I am also entering this into the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge ,,,,, buttons

One Stitch at a time ,,,,,,, Furry Friends

edited ,, I can't believe I forgot about the challenge that I chose this image specifically for !!! The SophistiCats Challenge !! Splish Splash ,,, so sorry girls !! I think I am losing my marbles !

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

Papertake Weekly , Dawny's Sketch :-)

Wow ,, we had so many bloomin'gorgeous cards last week to our 'Say it with Flowers challenge,, almost 450 entries !! :-)

This week Dawny has made another fabulous sketch for us to follow on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)

We are sponsored this week by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp Superstore and she will be giving one lucky entrant a fab shopping spree ! :-)

For my card I used my lovely new House Mouse stamp from Simon Says Stamp Superstore Don't you just love these mice, the expressions on their little faces are just so cute :-) !! Mum has her hands full here :-)I coloured the image with copics and dabbed the blender pen all over the bath to give a mottled effect, then used crackle glaze to give it shine and an aged look ,, not sure I have achieved that ,, but that was what I was trying to do :-) The papers are from a Bearly Mine CD and the sentiment is from Stamps Happen, I thought this worked well, it says I love giving home made gifts ,,, pick a child ,,, aww :-) the flower is Prima which has been sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist and I added a few Robins Nest Dew Drops to finish.

I am entering this into the House Mouse and Friends Challenge whose theme is Pink or Blue with Flowers :-) ( this is a different challenge blog to the House Mouse and friends Monday Challenge so now there are 2 to enter !! :-))

I have a few candies at the top of my blog ,, 2 are sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp Superstore and one is from me ,, though that is hidden so you don't know what it is :-) What I will say is that all 3 have House Mouse stamps on offer so for you HM lovers it is worth visiting the top of my blog !! :-)