Monday, October 25, 2010

Tilda in Pink

I made this card to join in with the Just Magnolia and Totally Tilda Challenges Both wanted pink and the Totally Tilda wanted us to use pearls too ,,, tick :-)

Before moving on to my card ,, lets just really stop and think about what all these challenges are doing ,,, raising awareness for a terrible disease called breast cancer ,, it is curable, but we need to catch it early ,,,, so if you haven't had a good old feel of your puppies ,, go and DO IT NOW !! While we are on the subject of female health ,, when was the last time you had a cervical smear ??? Look after yourselves girls,, and look after your friends too,, I get my girlfriends together and we all go and get checked together ,,, then go for a nice lunch/dinner afterwards ,, make it into a party !!,,, any excuse eh !! :-)

For my card I used this lovely Wish Granted Tilda i coloured her with copics and added Star Dust stickls and Diamond Dust for sparkle. I used cream coloured SU card which I sprayed with gold glimmer mist and used this for matting. the papers are Magnolia Fairytale ones, I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo and then distressed them all with a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser . I used a Martha Stewart border punch , some Kaiser pearls , a little cream organza ribbon and a few roses from Wild Orchid Crafts ,, I also used a Martha Stewart leaf punch ,,, think thats all :-)

thanks for looking ,,, and please go and check yourself ,, right now !! :-) Lets hope that all the challenges highlighting our awareness really does make a difference and keeps the ladies of blogland safe ,,, and you guy's too ,, you are not immune ,, get the men in your lives to check their breasts and appendages too :-)

A Quickie :-)

I am REALLY sorry I missed the Bah Humbug Challenge last week ,, it was vellum and as the challenge on the ABC Christmas Challenge is 'V' I really SHOULD have added vellum !! So ,, in way of an apology I have made an Elegant Card ,, which fits their theme for this week ,,, and I added vellum too :-)

This Fantasy tree by Penny Black is one of my all time fave elegant stamps ,, I have almost worn it out !! definitely one of my better buys :-) I used Versacolour ink and silver embossing powder. the base card is navy blue and I used some SU paper which was a gift from Mandi from when I ordered a load of SU goodies from her :-) I also used some lovely sparkly vellum and ribbon from my local Binky Crafts, the red rose is Prima. I also used a Martha Stewart Icicle Punch ,,, another of my better buys ,,, well used !! :-)


Bah Humbug ,,,,, Elegant Christmas Card
Keep It Simple ,,, Take a Bow (and simple)
Christmas Card ,,,Include flowers
Totally Gorjuss ,,, Sparkle
Christmas Stampin' ,,, Something Metalic (silver emboss and silver stardream card)

Thanks for looking :-) I love reading your comments so please leave me one :-) xx

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,,, HALLOWEEN

Good Morning :-) it's time for a new theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. It was Scoopy's turn to choose the theme for this fortnight and she chose Halloween

Now I didn't have any Halloween stamps ( I gave mine away in a candy and forgot to replace it !! :-/) so my lovely teamie Sue Drees came to my rescue and sent me some images by express mail ,,, thanks Sue ,,BUT ,, Christine and Mary have both made absolutely AMAZING creations using general House Mouse stamps,, so even if you don't have any specific stamps it is still possible to join in

We are being sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a choice of House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hoppper stamp for one lucky entrant :-)

The image I used for my card is called Just Clowning Around and the one I used on the candy bucket is called Sweet Friends I coloured them with copics and inked the edges with black soot distress ink. The papers are from Funky Fairys and are unfortunately not available any more,, shame ,, they are fab !! I did a few faux stitches around the edges too. The gorgeous bats , spiders and punched cats are all a RAK from teamie Christine :-) I made the Trick or Treat charm using shrink plastic and a Studio G clear stamp.

I cut the candy bucket on my Cricut and added a few Snickers ,,, unfortunately they disappeared shortly after the piccy was taken :-)

Challenges :
Cupcake Crafts ,,, Sweet Treats with optional Halloween twist
Simon Says Stamp and Show ,,,, Something Spookay :-)
Corrosive ,,, Halloween
Cowgirl Sundays ,,, Halloween
Crazy 4 Challenges ,,,, Halloween
Stampin for the Weekend ,,,, Halloween
Dutch Dare ,,,,, Halloween
Fab n Funky ,,,,, Halloween
A Spoonfull of Sugar ,,,, Boo/Halloween
My Time to Craft ,,,, ghosts ghoulies and long legged beasties/ Halloween :-)
Kaboodle Doodles ,,,, Bats
Sweet Stampin,,,,, Anything but a Card

The DT have made some amazing creations for you to see ,, so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge if you would like another chance to win a HM stamp then check out the candy at the top of my blog :-)

Sketch and Stash Challenge

I had a lovely weekend ,,, hardly did anything ,, spent a few hours in my craft room and all my DT cards are ready for this week !! woo hoo ! Now I will have a look see and see what challenges I am going to enter next ,,, Pink Tilda is on my agenda :-)

Sue has made us another fabby sketch for us to follow on the Sketch and Stash Challenge and also we have 2 new DT members joining us today ,,,, welcome aboard Squirrel and Bev :-)
Don't forget to tell us what your new/neglected stash is, we are nosey and LOVE to know :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Paula at Pollycraft this fortnight and she will be giving one lucky entrant a choice of 5 digi images :-)

For my card I used this lovely new LOTV image ,, from the Merry Christmas set I coloured the image with copics and added the compulsory Star Dust Stickles here and there :-) The paper is old and neglected from Papermania. The fancy corners are die cuts made using Spellbinders Photo Corners I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder that I won in Cathy's candy :-)

Challenges :
The Crafty Pad ,,,,, Christmas
I Did It Creations ,,,,, Anything Goes

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Sketch and Stash Challenge to see them :-)