Monday, August 30, 2010

Totally Papercrafts ,,,,,,, Charming !!

Oohh it looks like rain here today !! the clouds are looming !! this will be the first rain for MONTHS and it is usually full of dust and makes a right mess of the windows !! The plants need it tho ,,, they're all desperate and I dare say all the little mice, bunnies and rats in the fields are parched ! they will be happy ,,, :-)

Anyway ,,, moving on to the new theme over on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge, this week it is Joanne's turn to choose and she chose

'CHARMING' ,,,, pretty easy ,,, use a charm on your project :-)

We are being sponsored by Elizabeth at Soft Pencil and she will be giving one lucky entrant a $10 spree to spend in her store :-)

For my card I followed Dawny's fab sketch on the Anyone for Anya Challenge I really wanted to use my new 'Monday' stamp that was one of the items I chose when I won Pops candy recently :-) thanks Pops x x :-)
I coloured her with copics and inked around the edges with Black Soot Distress ink. the papers are Basic Grey
tho I am not sure which pad cos the front fell off ,,, so if anyone can tell me I would appreciate it :-) the flowers are Prima and I also used a Prima Say It in Pearls center ,,, love these !! The charm was in my charm drawer and the fabric ribbon is from Papermania :-)


Anyone for Anya ,,,,,,, Sketch
Basic Grey ,,,,, fabric ( I used a fabric ribbn)
ABC Challenge ,,,, C for Charms
Quixotic,,, Black/White + 1 colour
Cute Card Thursday ,,,,, Material Girl ,, I thought the image was good and I have used a fabric ribbon.
Stampin B's ,,,,, Use a Charm
Fab n Funky ,,,,, Living in a Material world ,,, use fabric ,, I used fabric ribbon :-)
Let's Ink it Up ,,,,, yellow + no digi's oops , missed the deadline

The DT have made some charming cards for you to see ,, so hop on over to the TPC to see them :-) Don't forget to check out the candy at the top of my blog before you leave tho :-)

Simon Says ,,,,, Lace and Pearls

Thanks so much for all your entries into the Paper Piecing Challenge and thanks for all your lovely comments too :-)

This week we would like to see

PEARLS AND LACE on your creations :-)

If you don't have pearl gems you can use pearly buttons, pearl glimmer mist, liquid pearls, perfect pearls,,, pearlescent card ,,, lots of possibilities and the lace can be paper lace, lacey design paper, lacey border punch ,,, not necessarily fabric lace.

The DT and our lovely GD Jackie have all used Magnolia products this week ,,, well , as the theme is Lace and Pearls I think Tilda is in the limelight ,,, I doubt we will be seeing very much of poor Edwin this week !! :-) If you have any Magnolia images we would love to see them but you can use whatever you like on your creations.

As always our lovely Boss Heidi is sponsoring this challenge with a $25 trolley dash around her Simon Says Stamp Superstore ,,,, and she will pay the postage costs too :-)

pssst ,, have you seen the new Lili of the Vally stamps and Unmounted House Mouse stamps in store ,, as well as loads of new Whiff of Joy and Penny Black stamps too ,,,, lorry loads of new goodies arriving daily from hundreds of different crafty companies !!! :-)

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge I used my new Magnolia Wish Tilda stamp, did you notice she has her shoes on the wrong feet ?? :-) I coloured her with copics and added star dust stickles and copic glitter pen for sparkle. The papers are Magnolia too, I think from the Yummy Tummy collection ,, I do have the fairytale ones too ,, so why didn't I use them !!! cos I forgot I had them !! Anyway ,, I think these are lovely too :-) I used Lilac card and lilac coredinations too, all the papers were inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. The Pearls are Prima Say it In Pearls and have these gorgeous little roses with them :-)

The lace I have had for ages in my drawer , I did try to use a more fancy lace but I must admit lace is not my fave and I find it difficult to use ,,it always looks 'wrong' on my cards and gorgeous on everyone elses !! :-) The flower was a mix of Prima and others from my drawers too ,, sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist and star dust stickled :-0

Challenges :

Sketch Saturday ,,,,,, Sketch
Totally Tilda ,,,,, Lilac and Lace
Penny's Paper Crafty ,,, Happy Birthday
Fairy Fun Friday ,,,,, Pearls and Lace

Our lovely GD Jackie and the DT have made some AMAZING cards for your insopiration this week so head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Papertake Weekly ,,,,, Just the One

Good Morning all :-) time for a new theme over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge This week Dawny has chosen,,


one colour,one designer paper,one whatever you like:-)

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp so a $25 trolley dash around the store for one lucky entrant !! :-)

For my card I went with Robbie William's She's the One which you can hear here if you like :-)
I used my Lovely Confetti HM stamp, coloured with copics and dollops of star dust stickles here and there :-) I used one sheet of Basic Grey paper from the Two Scoops paper pad, some beige coredinations and I embossed a little ivory stardream card with a Tim Holtz swirl embossing folder. I added one type of ribbon ( OK I cut it into 2 bits !! ), 1 gem and 1 flower :-)

Challenges :

Crafty Cardmakers ,,,, Glitter and Sparkle
Aly's Sunday Challenge ,,,,,, Pretty in Pink
One Stitch at a Time ,,, Girly or Girly Colour scheme
Stamptacular Sunday ,,,,,, Pretty in Pink
Christmas Stampin'all year long ,,,,, Not a christmas card

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so pop on over to the PTW to see them :-)
Don't forget to check out my Simon Says Stamp sponsored candy at the top of my blog ,, it is a special one this time so don't miss it !!! :-)

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,,,, Make a SPLASH :-)

SPLISH SPLASH I WAS TAKING A BATH,,,,all about a Saturday night ,,, you can hear it here if ya like :-)

It is Lori's turn to set the theme for the next fortnight on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge >>>

Anything water goes! Image with water, watercoloring, watermark stamping, etc.

We are being sponsored by Paper Cupcakes and one lucky entrant will have a choice of 2 fab digi images :-)

I chose this very cute Bathing Babies HM stamp. I coloured the image with copics and used Rock candy,star dust stickles and Robins Nest dew drops for sparkle. The papers are Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby GORGEOUS papers :-)All of these items are from Simon Stamp Stamp Store :-) the ribbons and flowers were in my drawers :-)

The DT have made some fantastic, gorgeousss cards for you to see so pop over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them, also Mary has done a fab job with thr blog post ,,, the animations are very funny :-)

Challenges :

Cute Card Thursday ,, Dieing for a Punch (No Die Cuts/Punches)
Die Cut Dreams ,,,,,, Soft shades of Vintage ( I think this image is vintage I think the bath certainly is and who uses soap these days !!:-))

pssst ,, I have HM stamps as my Simon Says Stamp sponsored candy,,, a REALLY special one at the mo' ,, you wouldn't want to miss it !!! have a peek at the top of my blog :-)

Sketch and Stash ,, Sue's Sketch :-)

Before moving on to the next Sketch and Stash Challenge I would just like to say a sad farewell to Becky and Lisa who have both decided to step down from the team. Becky was the first person to give me a GD post and I was thrilled to bits :-) I am sure we will all keep in touch tho and I will continue to stalk your blogs :-)

On a brighter note we have 3 new DT girls joiining us from the next challenge ,, so a BIG welcome to Jackie, Sonia and Nicola Welcome to the team girls :-)

We are being sponsored by Meljen Designs and the lucky winner will have the choice of 4 digi images :-) You have until Sun 12th September (8pm UK time) to join in. The DT were given a choice of images to use so thanks Melissa :-)

I used a Meljen image that my friend Emma bought me for my b'day and this is the first time I am using it :-) This one is called She Loves Animals and is on sale at the mo' 25% off :-)The papers are OLD !! I think these were some of the very first papers I bought when I started cardmaking almost 4 years ago and I think they are Craft Creations. The flowers and button were in my drawer and the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp sentiment set :-)

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see ,, including the last DT one from Lisa :-( so please pop over to the challenge blog to see them :-)


The Paper Players ,,,, Anything Goes
Alice in Wonderland ,,,, Little Girl Theme
Bee Crafty ,,,, Digi + Anything Goes
Gingersnap Creations ,,,, Red/Black
My Time to Craft ,,,,, handbags (do medical bags count?) :-)
Cupcake Crafts ,,,,, Lets get Digital

Don't forget to check the candy post at the top of my blog :-)