Thursday, 29 September 2011

Charisma Cardz - Love

Thanks for putting up with my whinging yesterday :)  I often helps to get it off your chest eh? lol

Now then, todays new challenge over at Charisma Cardz is 'With Love'.  We are sponsored this week by Digi Stamp Boutique, and the DT have made some really gorgeous creations, so if you get time to pop over and play you should take a look.

This card was quick and simple.  Paper is Anna Griffin and I used Spellbinder flowers and frame dies, MS heart punch and McGill branch punch.  I paper pricked the edges, and the pearls, charm and ribbon were from stash.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania - Photo inspiration

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and I will catch up later tomorrow when my internet is turned back on :)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Distressing

Morning :)  Never mind about an Indian Summer, we had a monsoon (almost) yesterday! lol.

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers, where this week we are sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and our theme is 'distressing'.  

I used this cute image from Digi doodle shop, and distressed, inked and hand-stitched the prima papers.  The dies are a mix of spellbinders and marianne.

Now talking of distressing and a bit of a whinge.... again on my favourite subject - my crappy internet and Avanti as an ISP!.

Below is the new price plan for my satellite internet:

So basically, I currently pay £23.50 (+vat) for 25gig a month @512kbps.

They now want to charge me £58.75 (+vat) for the same usage, or drop me down to a measly, meagre and very mean 10gig a month for the same price I am paying now :(


This will absolutely cripple me!... I am so razzed off.  I cannot justify (or afford) £58.75 a month for the same amount of internet I get now, its such a rip off!..

Anyway, I just wanted to share that, as sometimes I get a little behind with my commenting, and its mainly down to watching my limit :)  I will always visit back, but often I can only pop along a couple of times a week, so I hope everyone understands I have to space my usage out a little.  Once they throttle me to 12kbps, the internet is virtually broken for me as it just doesnt load pictures!

I intend to fight them on this, as I am absolutely convinced that the Scottish Executive did not award them the contract for rural broadband and envisage it being this extortionate!

.......and breathe! :)

Now, I will be entering my card in the below competitions:

Sketch Saturday - Brill sketch, thank you.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Autumn
PaperPlay Challenges - Autumn Leaves
Crafts 4 Eternity - Autumn Days
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and good luck to everyone in the challenges,

Saturday, 24 September 2011

One Stop Crafts Challenge - Easel Cards

Well, its the weekend! :) yay! I am currently in a brilliant mood after watching Karl Pilkington last night in An Idiot Abroad (my hero!) He makes me laugh SO much! :D  

Anyway, our new challenge this week over at One Stop Crafts is Easel Cards :)    We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps and if you remember I got this great image from there a while back.

Now, I really like making easel cards, they use up loads of scrap and always look really special, and you can just bung loads of embellies on them! :)

They just arent that easy to photograph! lol.

Anyway the gorgeous flowers are the new spellbinders floral die 2, and I was thrilled with how they turned out! 

I used Martha Stewart PATP, Marianne dies, Prima Botanical Papers and the chipboard tags were free with a magazine.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Emerald Faeries - Pearls
Ooh La La Creations - Punches/Dies
Paper Playtime - Easel Cards
Simon Says Stamp - Dies to Die for
Crafty Creations - Fabulous Faeries
Stampin for the weekend - What a cutie

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope everyone has a fabby weekend!  :)

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Numbers

Morning :)

Todays challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers is to create a project with numbers on it.  We are sponsored this week by Crafty Emmas Store who is offering one lucky winner a £10 online voucher to spend instore. Fab prize!

I used a super-cute Sugar Nellie stamp for this card, (this stole my heart when I saw it) and followed the sketch over at the Sugar Bowl.  The papers are HOTP and the 'Dec 25th' was cut from my digi-die cutter.  I also used Marianne and Magnolia dies and an MS snowflake corner punch.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

The Sugar Bowl - Fab Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Dies to Die for
Crafts and Me - Stripes
Crafty Creations - Faeries
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Punches & Dies
Bah Humbug! - Flourishes and Swirls
Emerald Faeries - Pearls

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

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Flowers - Sweet Stampin

So today over at Sweet Stampin our new challenge is 'Flowers' (with an optional sketch).  

We are sponsored this week by Stamp Galaxy and I used a super-cute snowman image from our monthly sponsor, Heather Ellis.  An absolute breeze to colour! :)

Im really enjoying making frosty christmas cards atm, and used MME free papers, snow white glitter card, MS snowflake punch and poinsetta dies.  The frosty frond branch was cut on my digi-die cutter, and the double-die mat was Nellie Snellen.

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and I hope you find time to play along with this weeks challenge,

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Charisma Cardz - Sky

Considering the grey skies we have had this week, it was nice to imagine something blue and clear like this! :) lol.

So, todays challenge over at Charisma Cardz is to have 'sky' on your project and there are some fabulous cards by the rest of the DT, so worth taking a look.  We are sponsored this week by Kenny K and Crimson Cloud, so gorgeous prizes too!

I used a cute little Sugar Nellie image, Marianne  Dies and some pearls from stash.  A really quick card to make as the dies did all the work :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

CES Challenges - Make it Spooky
Simon Says Stamp - Song or Film - Mr Blue Sky (ELO)
Saturday Challenge - Inspired by song - Mr Blue Sky (ELO)
Magical Mondays - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Things with Wings
Creative Inspirations  - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and good luck to everyone in these challenges. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Travel or Transport

Hope everyone is not too soggy today? :)  We have had so much rain here, its halfway up the field and the river burst its banks about 2 days ago.  I dont mind, but I am a bit fed up of putting frogs back outside! :D lol.

Anyway, today is the start of another new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers, and this week our theme is travel or transport.  Our fabulous sponsors again are Letraset, so its a brilliant prize and well worth playing along for.

I used another Kenny K image called Val Ventura and I thought she looked perfect for the theme of travel with some jungle type foliage and papers.  Quite a simple card really, the leaves are spellbinders and the flowers are ebay.  The papers are Prima Melody and the 'explore' tags are a print and cut embellishment from my digital die cutter. 

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Do You Stack Up - Texture
Die Cut Dreams - Flower Power
By the Cute and Girly - All things bright and beautiful

Thanks so much for looking at my blog, and good luck to everyone in these challenges,

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Food and Drink - One Stop Craft Challenge

G'Mornin :)  It's the start of a fabby weekend and a fabby new challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge today!  This week our theme is Food and Drink, and we are again sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.

I love how cosy Forever Friends bears are, so this image seemed perfect for this theme.  Its a digi-stamp from one of the FF cd's and I paired it with some HOTP scraps (yep, scraps) Spellbinder and Marianne dies and an  MS snowflake punch.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Christmas Card Challenges - Chocolate, cream and raspberry
Crafters Companion - Christmas Wishes
Forever Friends Challenge - Use your dies
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking, and have a great weekend,

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Metal or Charms

This card drove me nuts!... I lost the original image I had coloured for these papers and spent so long faffing around looking for them, that I gave up and had to colour this image in in about 15 minutes! I hate rushing too.  I suspect one of my dogs thought it looked tasty, but neither of them were owning up ;) lol

Anyway, this is my DT card for I ♥ Promarkers where this week we are sponsored by one of my very favouritest online shops - Joanna Sheen.  We had a fabulous response last week to our anything goes theme, and this week we would like to see metal or charms on your designs.

I used HOTP papers, Marianne and spellbinder dies and a christmas tree charm from stash. 

Now - hands up who couldnt resist buying any of the new LOTV releases yesterday then? :D  It was just so hard to choose, as they were all so gorgeous!  I decided to use this stamp after spotting it on the site and remembering I hadnt inked it up before! Naughty me! :D

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Lili of the Valley - Fab Sketch
Moving along with the Times - Handmade Flowers
PaperPlay Challenges - Make your own flowers
Craft Your Days Away - Make own flowers
Crafters Companion - Christmas Wishes

Thanks so much for looking and good luck to everyone in these challenges.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Anything But Birthday - Sweet Stampin

Morning :) It feels like such a long week for me, and whilst I have enjoyed the extra craft time due to the internet being off, you really do feel out of touch even after a week! :)

Anyway, today over at Sweet Stampin our theme this week is 'Anything but Birthday', and we have an optional sketch to follow designed by Vicky (which I loved!).  We are sponsored this week by Tiffany Doodles and also our monthly sponsor is Heather Ellis.  Fi and Abi have got some fab things lined up on the Sweet Stampin challenge blog, so its really worth checking out and playing along if you can, not to mention seeing all the other fab DT creations! :)

For my card, I used another MIC steampunk image, and really got carried away colouring all the folds on her dress.  I used Prima papers and hand-stitched them with metallic thread, and also wound it round the cogs for extra detailing.  

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - September digi day
I cant wait to see what everyone creates this week, so I hope you can play along.  Have a fabby weekend, and  I will be popping along to visit everyone soon, as I am still catching up :)

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Anything Goes - Charisma Cardz Challenges

Im BACK!! :D What a rotten week it was without t'internet! :(  (My ISP is rubbish!)

Anyway, this is my DT card for Charisma Cardz where this week our theme is 'Anything Goes'! :)  We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and Pink Cat Studio, and dont forget you can always share your creations on our Facebook page too, where there is often an exclusive mini prize.

Continuing in my theme this week, I have used another steampunk image, this time from Kenny K, and there was so much detail on this it was just lovely to colour.  I have again used Prima papers, MS doily lace punch, and the swirly whirly background panel was cut on my digi-cutter.  The pearl cluster strips were from QVC and the metal star brads were from ancient stash :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Craft Catz - Metal and Lace
Papercutz Challenge - Wish upon a star (metal star brads)
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It
Stamptacular Sunday - Divatacular
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Rocked up Pink

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and good luck to everyone in these challenges :)


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