Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Simon Says,,,, Anything Goes :-)

This week we have another great challenge for you......your fave !! :-)


we are all using twine on our cards this week :-) You don't have to to join in but if you have some then we would love to see it used on your creations :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!!!

Please pop around to visit Dora and the DT to see how we made them and of course we all LOVE to recieve comments so please leave some ,,, :-)

I used this very cute Big Eyes stamp from Hero Arts, stamped twice coloured with copics and the body and claws cut out and popped up with pop dots so that the branch and tail are in the background :-) I then used glossy accents on his beak. I used an ivory coloured basic card and made the yellow card by colouring white card with a Copic YR23 marker. The papers are from a Kaiser Craft Check In pack

I made the stars using various colours and makes of twine, Hemptique, Hero Arts and American Tag. I started with a piece of card which I had covered with Sookwang tape, I then just layed down strips of twine to make a design, I then coated with some Multi Medium, just to be on the safe side, these strips of twine are definitely not going to fall off :-) When dry I cut the stars using a Sizzix Stars Die I used some Hero Hues Earth ribbon and wrapped more twine around before sticking a star on top and finishing with a Basic Grey button.

I wrote the sentiment on my Silhouette Cameo machine ( LOVE LOVE LOVE it ) and popped a small star and tiny button on there too.

I am keeping up my resolution to finish the insides :-)

I used a Hero Arts Tiny Owl stamp and the sentiment is from Stampendous.

Thanks for looking :-) This is Dora’s last week in the Designer Spotlight so please hop on over to leave her a nice comment :-) Dora and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Simon says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)


we have a DT call so if you are interested in joining our fabby team then hop on over and pop your name on the DT call linky Smile

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Challenges :

My Time to Craft ,,, Use 2 of something,, stars, buttons, owls,,

Love to Create ,,,, Add a Sentiment

Cupcake Inspiration, a fab owl graduation cake !

ABC Christmas ‘K’ for Keep It Simple :-)

Hi all :-) ‘K’ already !!! how many is that in my Xmas box ?? ,, err A,B,C ,,, err 11 !! WOO HOO :-) that’s the family ones done ,,,unless I forgot someone ,,, :-)

This week it is Bettina's turn to host the challenge and she chose ,,,

‘K’ for Keep it Simple ,,,,

should be easy eh !!! hmmm , this is my 2nd attempt ,, :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Dulcie, Owner and Designer of the Wild Rose Studio. One lucky winner will win a choice of 2 stamps from the store !


the Sweet Stamp Store will be giving a $10 certificate to their store !! :-)

CHEERS !! :-)

For my card I used this very cute Pickle with Tipple image, coloured with copics and I used a white gel pen to make dots on the ribbon and star dust stickled added here and there. The papers are from Pink Petticoat and I used a Martha Stewart Icicle border punch ( now discontinued unfortunately) and 2 snowflake punches, glittered and a Robins Nest Dew Drop popped in the middle. The red spotty organza ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

I am keeping up with my resolution to finish off the insides so am not left with another mountain to do !! I have one already pending ,,,,, :-) I had me wonky eyes on when I stamped the sentiment so dont look too closely :-)

The DT have made some fab simple but stunning cards for you to see so please hop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge blog to see them :-)

Challenges :

Card Making Mama’s ,,, Punches

Christmas Cards All Year Round ,, Inspired by a Song ,, Mistletoe and WINE :-)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Oh NUTS ! I missed your birthday ! :-)

Hi all :-) I hope all is well and you’re enjoying the lovely weather :-)

Another Tuesday and that can mean only one thing ,,,time for a new theme over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)

I LOVE Dawny’s sketches and this weeks is a cracker :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $20 spree on offer for one lucky player :-)


I used this very cute House Mouse Nutty Juggler stamp.

I stamped the image twice and coloured with copics. I then cut out the bowl and a few of the nuts and popped these up on pop dots. I inked the edges with one of the new Spring Seasonal distress inks, this is called Peacock Feathers ,, lovely :-) The papers are from a First Edition New Leaf paper pad ( a gift from Debby xx thanks xx :-) ) and I used some Hemptique twine and a fab Peanut charm from Blue Moon. The ‘oh NUTS’ sentiment is quite big so I stamped it onto shrink plastic.

I finished the inside too ,, the sentiment was made using my Silhouette Cameo machine.

Thanks for looking :-) Our GD’s and the DT have made some goregous cards for you so hop on over to the PTW to see them :-)

Best of British Day 12 !! :-)

Morning Everyone welcome to day 12 of our Best of British event...Another fabulous Company today and another gorgeous prize.....Thank you so much to all of you who are joining in with us

The Design Team have made cards/projects for your inspiration and all of the Companies have very generously given a prize for one of you lucky people to win each day...

For those of you who have only just found us or haven't had a chance to enter for the prizes for the first 11 days you can still enter, just pop over to the Inspiration Blog and leave your links :-)

If you could give the event a little mention on your blog we would really appreciate it,let everyone know about the fabulous prizes up for grabs.....

Also for anyone who places an order with Crafty Ribbons for over £7.00 during the event there is FREE postage

And the Company joining us for our twelfth day is.........

A unique craft centre specialising in scrapbooking and card making workshops, for both adults and children based at Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire UK. We have loads of fantastic supplies, equipment and materials. Every thing you need to enjoy your creative time out!
Please visit our centre to be “amazed” at all we offer. Check out our web site further for more detailed information.

I visited the Maze of Memories store on a recent visit to the UK. The lovely Mandy and her hubby picked me up from the bus stop and took me there , Hubby stayed outside with their lovely dog, Jack, while Mandy and I spend a good couple of hours browsing around and chatting to the owners and fellow shoppers. The staff were lovely and offered as many cups of tea and coffee as you would like !! Very civilised and friendly and definitely worth a visit if you are on the Oxford area :-) We had a lovely time ,,, bought a few bits and bobs,, well ,, it would have been rude not to eh !! :-) Their selection of papers and card !! WOW !! :-)

For my card I used the fab Penny Black Tower Bridge and Love London set. I stamped the bridge, coloured with copics, masked and then I made a cloudy sky using a copic air brush ,, it doesn’t show up very well here ,,,, I used Tim Holtz Kraft Core card for layering and the DP is MME from the Maze of Memories store. I used a Lawn fawn Say Cheese set to make the photo frame and the sentiment is from a Hero arts set. I stamped coloured and cut out the little mouse and hedgie from the set and have them running towards each other ,, the mouse will hand the Olympic torch to hedgie somewhere in the middle ,,, :-) The postcard is from LOTV and I used a real used stamp for the postage. The Union jack ribbon and fab heart button are from Crafty Ribbons from the Best of British Collection.

The DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Inspiration blog to see them and also see what fabulous prize is on offer today ! :-)

Monday, May 28, 2012

House Mouse and Friends Midway Reminder :-)

Hi all :-) I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine :-)

I am here today with a reminder that you still have until Saturday evening to join us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge . The theme is ,,,

Circles Polka Dots and all round FUN ! :-)

We are sponsored by the fabulous House Mouse Designs who will give one lucky entrant a $25 voucher to the store and Pizzazz Aplenty who will give a lovely pack of embellies worth $10 :-)

I chose to use this very cute House Mouse stamp of the month for May, this is called Nature’s Energy Drink, isn’t he adorable !! I just want to pick him up and give him a cuddle :-)

I coloured with Copics and inked the edges with the new Perfect Peacock colour in the Spring Distress Ink trio, LOVE these new colours ,,, :-) I used a teal coredinations and the papers are from Bo Bunny Ambrosia pack, the gems are also from coordinating Ambrosia Jewels iCandy pack.The gorgeous swirl is made using a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, the yellow satin and organza polka dot ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons and the pretty flowers were a gift from my lovely teamie Debby xx :-)

I have made a resolution to finish my cards properly as I make them, I have LOADS which are just left blank !! So this is the inside ..

the sentiment was written onto the paper on the Silhouette Cameo ,, LOVE this machine !!

These are the copics I used ,,, I have had a few emails asking me what colours I use so I shall try to remember to do this in future :)

Thanks for looking :-) Some of the DT have joined in with this midway reminder so please hop along to the HM&F Challenge to see them and PLEASE join in Smile

ALSO , we have almost 1,000 followers now, if you’re not already can you please follow us too and help us reach the magic number :-)

Challenges :

Quirky Crafts ,,, Dots/Spots, Stripes and Ribbons

Sentimental Sundays ,,, Pocket Full Of Posies ( sentiment is on the inside, is this OK ? )

Divas by Design ,, Flourishes

Hooked on Craft,, All that Glitters

Make it Monday ,,, Anything Goes

Ooh La La ,,,,, Make it Girly