Wednesday, 30 November 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Snowmen & Snowflakes

What a wintry week of grim stormy weather we have had up here!!  tut! :)  Anyway, I hope everyone else is having a smashing week so far?

Now todays new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers is 'Snowmen & Snowflakes' and we are sponsored this week by Robyns Fetish.

I decided on making a few gift boxes, and spent several happy hours digi-die cutting, die cutting and punching on these.  The two smaller boxes are a perfect fit for 4 Yankee Candle T-Lights (I LOVE Yankee Candles!) and all boxes are 1 inch deep, and edged with MS deep snowflake  border.  The wintry tree background is the negative from a digi-die design and the actual tree is stuck on the bottom. :)  The Joy and Noel tags were also done on the digi-cutter and the smaller snowflakes are just the waste from the MS PATP on the larger box.  It sounds a lot more effort than it took, as they just kind of evolved - trust me! ;) .......but it was easier to do them all in one go.

I am entering these in the below competitions:

Crafty Catz - Snowmen
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas
Dream Valley - Sparkle
The Ribbon Reel - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
ABC Challenge - D is for Dazzle - I have also used snow white glitter card behind the trees.

Thanks so much for popping by my blog today, and I will have another card to share tomorrow

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Anything Goes - I ♥ Promarkers

Morning bloggers :) its the start of a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers today, and our theme is 'Anything Goes'!  You can enter anything at all, as long as you have used your PM's, Flex markers, Aqua Markers or Trias.  We are sponsored this week by one of our favourite and generous sponsors - Digi Doodle Shop .

I used Cecil Wrapped Up and opted for a warm golden glow on this card.  We all know how hard mirri board, and gold and silver is to photograph, and this pic really doesnt do it justice. I struggled to find a photograph I was happy with and still cant get the Gold Sakura pen to show up! lol :)
(a workman and his tools eh?)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Winter Wonderland - What a Cutie
Totally Gorjuss - Swirly Whirly
2 Sisters Challenge - Let it Sparkle
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and good luck to everyone entering the challenges,

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin! :)

Its a really special week this week over at Sweet Stampin - its our 2nd Birthday!! Woo Hoo! :) So our theme this week is 'Anything Birthday'.  We have fabulous sponsors and prizes this week both for entries to the challenge and random commentors candy too!

To celebrate there are prizes from Saturated Canary, who generously gave us some images to play with this week, and also prizes from  Crafty Sentiments DesignsMy Creative ClassroomPrairie Fairy DesignsThe Craft Room and Tiddly Inks.  Whew!.. What a brilliant selection of prizes and lots of chances to win.

So we would LOVE to see your birthday related creations and hopefully you get time to visit some of the other DT's fabulous work, and dont forget, if you leave comments, there are random prizes for that too.

For my card, I have used the Saturated Canary image Zorana and followed closely the sketch from Bling it On. I distressed and hand-stitched Prima Papers and then hand-beaded the MS doily punch borders.  I used Roses from WOC, and then hand-beaded the pearl drapes in between.  I did take quite a long time on this card, but I really enjoyed making it and found the image just wonderful to colour.

I will be entering this card in the below competitions:

Bling it On - Great sketch
Paper Sundaes - Use a digi.
Craft Your Days Away - Embellishment bingo - I have used Pearls, Flowers, Ribbon.  But 2 pins crept in when wasnt looking :)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope everyone has a smashing weekend,

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Lace and Pearls - Charisma Cardz

Back again today :) Woo, steady, 2 days running! LOL.

So, this week on Charisma Cardz the theme was picked by me, and I chose 'Lace & Pearls'.  We are sponsored this week by Some Odd Girl and The Stampin Boutique .

I coloured a gorgeous Sweet Pea image (I bought a plate of 4 stunning facial images) and also splashed out this week and spent £2.20 on some white acrylic craft paint as I have been dying to try this shabby technique for a while.  I need to be a bit more heavy-handed and adventurous I think, but I will definately try again.  I hand-stitched and hand-beaded Prima Papers, and the pearl pin, metal corner and flowers are all WOC. 

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

CES Challenges - Roses and Ribbons
Dream Valley Challenges - Stitching (2nd entry)
Ooh La La Challenges - Bingo - Pearls, flowers, lace

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and good luck to everyone entering this weeks challenges,

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas Trees

Hope everyone is having a lovely week :)

Now this weeks theme on I ♥ Promarkers is Christmas Trees, and we are sponsored by Stampeezee who are offering our lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend online.  Fabulous prize!

I loved colouring in this little urchin angel by Mo Manning, and knew just what kind of feel I wanted on this card.  My only problem was that I dont appear to have very many christmas papers that are not 'in your face christmassy', so I had a good mooch through my stash and found these vintagey papers by K&Co in a 108 page massive pad.

I hand stitched the papers, hand beaded the borders and used a mix of Spellbinder, Marianne and Nellie Snellen dies.  The sentiment was found in a crafty bitz bag and I added stickles, glitter and adhesive pearls to the trees and corners.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Bunny Zoes Crafts - Anything christmas with pearls
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas traditions
Stamptacular Sunday - Punch it
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage/Pearls
Dream Valley - Stitching
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Angels
Deep Ocean Challenge - Vintage
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Cute
Totally Papercrafts - Victorian
Crafter's Companion - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Do You Stack Up - Inspired by song - Hark the Herald Angels Sing.  My favourite christmas carol ever, it reminds me of victorian carolers singing in the streets, snow, angels and good old Charlie Dickens.

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, I will be back tomorrow with another card ;)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Sketch

Morning fellow bloggers :)

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers, and this week we have a great sketch to follow.  We are again sponsored by Letraset, and so have a fabby prize of a pack of ProMarkers for the winner! 

I have used a cute stamp from Lili of the Valley, papers from Brenda Pinnick and the metallic corners are WOC.  The celtic snowflakes were cut on my digi-die cutter and are sprinkled with frosty glitter.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Bright and Sparkly
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - First Christmas or Christmas Card

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and have a great day :)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Sweet Stampin - Photo Inspiration

Wow!...We had a record-breaking amount of entries last week on Sweet Stampin with heaps of really brilliant entries! :)  This week we have a photo-inspiration theme, and a really stunning prize of 2 Sugar Nellie Stamps!

This is the inspiration piccie:

Now the colours on my card match the picture a little better IRL, but the light in my window disagreed! LOL

I used a gorgeous Crafts and Me image, and hand-stitched  and distressed paper from a Crafty Individuals seaside pad.  The carnations are WOC and I threaded wooden beads on the flower-stem twiddly bits.  The dies are a mix of Spellbinder and Marianne.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Crafts and Me - Inspired by a song - Wishful Thinking, China Crisis.
CES Challenges - Inspired by song - Wishful Thinking, China Crisis
Ooh La La Creations - Stitching
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Stitch it
Creatalicious Challenges - Distress Edges
Pink Ink Sketches - Great Sketch ladies :)
Marianne Design Divas - Dying to die cut

Thanks so much for looking, and have a smashing weekend, and I hope you find time to check out all the other fabulous DT creations too.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Glitter and Glitz - I ♥ Promarkers

I had a lovely birthday on Saturday, though the weather was really grim, so thanks so much for the wishes and emails :)

Now todays new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers is 'Glitter and Glitz', and we are sponsored this week by the very fabulous and generous Joanna Sheen. Awesome prize!

I used a real cute Mo Manning image, another one which makes you smile while you are colouring it, and matched it to some old Brenda Pinnick papers, word stickers and card.  The flowers and leaves are WOC.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Mo's Digital Pencil - Any celebration/holiday
Totally Papercrafts - Glitter it
Stamptacular Sunday - Borders & Frames
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
By The Cute & Girly - Christmas Girls
Emerald Faeries - Christmas Red
Bah Humbug - Dies - spellbinder frame and borders
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Bling
Creative Inspirations - Lashings of sparkle

Thanks so much for looking and good luck to everyone in the challenges,


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