Friday, July 30, 2010

Totally Papercrafts ,,,,, Going to the Movies Challenge

This week it was my turn to choose the theme on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge and I chose

GOING TO THE MOVIES :-)

We are sponsored this week by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp and there is a fabulous prize on offer !! :-)



Can you guess my movie title ???



BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S :-)

I used this gorgeous Happy Hopper Rabbits of the Round Table stamp :-) I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with Wild Honey Distress ink. The papers are Basic Grey
from the Sugar Rush paper pad. I used a little of my new Tim Holtz film strip ribbon ,, gorgeous ! I stamped the carrots from a Happy Hoppers Carrot Tree stamp, coloured with copics and cut them out. I then glued them to the strip with rangers Glossy Accents :-) The flowers are Prima, I think ,,, not 100% sure of the black one and the sentiment is from Hero Arts



challenges :

Charisma Cardz ,,,,,,,, Something With a Tail :-)

C.R.A.F.T Challenge Hot and Spicy Colours ,,,, I think orange fits :-)

Creative Inspiration ,,,,,, Animals

Stampavie and More ,,, Black/White + one other colour

Sisterhood of Crafters,,,,,, Humerous and Funny :-)

One Stitch at a Time ,,, Black/White + one other colour


Rosie D's ,,,, All Creatures Great and Small


the DT have made some amazing creations,, Caroline was going to attempt a fully functional popcorn maker !! It wouldn't have surprised me !! she does make the most amazing creations !! :-) Pop over to the TPC Challenge blog to see them :-)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,,, We're Going Dotty

Thanks so much for all your entries to Martine's Sketch :-) I am sorry if I didn't get to see them all as I am busy with visitors at the mo' :-)

Before moving on to this weeks challenge we have some very sad news to share, Dena has decided to step down from the team. We are all very sorry about this and we would like to wish her the very best of luck. Dena has been a fabulous team member and we will miss working with her LOTS :-( Love you Dena x x x

This week we want to see spots with our

GOING DOTTY theme :-)



We are sponsored as always by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp and she will be giving one lucky entrant a trolley dash around her store to the value of $25 :-)There are lots of new products arriving daily AND the new Tim Holtz stamps are in stock !!





The DT this week are showcasing Prima Products so if you have any flowers, stamps, etc from Prima we would love to see them but you don't have to to enter the challenge



For my card I used a lovely Greeting Farm Anya stamp from thre Miss Anya collection. I stamped the image and then masked her to stamp the Eiffel Tower in the background , this is from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set. I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with Spun Sugar Distress ink. I used my new Spellbinders Labels 8 die cut for the image. The flowers are Prima, I used a large pink one and popped a couple of Athena Powder Puff ones on there too.
The papers are Basic Grey from the Lime Rickey paper pad. I embossed a panel using a Swiss dot Cuttelebug folder too ,,, more dots !! :-) I used an EK Success swirl punch, a ribbon and a charm, then finished with a Tim Holtz Addage Ticket




Challenges :

Cowgirl Sunday Stamp em,,,,, Anything Goes

Stampin for the Weekend Recipe 3 papers, 2 flowers, 1 ribbon,, + gems or charms

thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some amazing creations for you to see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them,,, but before you leave please leave me a comment so I know you visited :-)


ABC Christmas 'P' for Presents Challenge

hoping Mr Blogger does his job and publishes this for me :-)

Time for a new theme over on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-) this time it is Jayne's turn to set the theme and she chose

'P' For Presents with thr optional extra of Lace :-)

We are sponsored by Beary Scrap and Stitchy Stamps so fabulous prizes for one lucky entrant :-) You will have to pop over to the challenge blog to see them :-)



I decided to use my lovely Mice-ly opening presents House Mouse stamp, cute !! :-)I coloured the image with copics and inke around the edges with distress ink. The papers are from the Basic Grey Wassail paper pad and the flower is from *Tim Holtz Prima POINSETTIAS Flowers & LEAVES Limited Edition. I also added a Prima 'say it in pearls' center ,, so pretty :-)



I am entering this card into the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge whose theme is Christmas in July :-)

thanks for looking :-) the DTand our GD have made some gorgeous creations for you to see so hop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge to see them :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Papertake Weekly ,,,, Dawny's Sketch :-)

Good Morning all :-) what CUTE cards there were in the Papertake Weekly Cutie patootie challenge ,,, !! thanks to everyone who joined us ;-)

this week dawny has made another fabulous simple sketch for us to follow :-)

we are sponsored by heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fabulous $25 spree to her store is on offer !! :-)




For my card I used this gorgeous Edwin with Binoculars stamp ,,, can't understand why it's called that as he has a telescope,,I also used the Sea background stamp too ,, these are availabe to pre order in the Simon Says Stamp store.

I coloured the image with copics and 3D'd Edwin and the porthole. I used Tim Holts brads for the 'nails' and also small brads for his shiny buttons :-) The papers are Magnolia from the Lazy Days Of Summer pack and Craft Creations. I used some American Tag hemp twine and an anchor charm that was a gift from America and Mary when I joined the HM&F Monday challenge :-) The sentiment is also from Magnolia. I added a few pearls and make a clove hitch knot around a toothpick as an extra embellie ( I was a cub scout leader so am a dab hand with knots !! :-)) I used a star dust stickles here and there and used Picket fence distress stickles on the sea spray :-)



The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Papertake Weekly Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Aly's Sunday Challenge ,,,,,,,, Under or By the Sea

Secret Crafter Saturday ,,,,,,, Fairy Tales,,,,, Sinbad the Sailor

No Time To Stamp ,,,,, 2 of something ,, I used 2 images :-)

The Stamp Man ,,,,,,, Anything

Stampin' B's ,,,,, use a background stamp ( sea scene )

Stampavie and More ,,,,,, Anything Goes


I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wild Rose Studio DT card + a couple of challenges :-)

I managed to sneak into me craft room and make a card while no-one was looking !! I left my Mum n Dad reading their books and tip-toed away :-) WELL !! Dulcie has just sent me 3 of her gorgeous new Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps and I just couldn't resist !! :-)

I made this card following Jeanette's fab sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge :-)



This gorgeous image is Winter Millie, one of a series of new Christmas stamps that have just been released. I coloured the image with copics and added star dust Stickles and Polar White Flower Soft to her pom pom and fur trims :-) The papers are also from the Wild Rose Sudio , these are from the Milton and Co Christmas pack ,,,, gorgeous !! and there are lots of papers in there that can be used all year round ;-) The Poinsettia flower is a Tim Holtz for Prima limited edition one and the gems are Kaiser Craft. the sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.



Challenges :

Aud Sentiment ,,,,, Choose your own Christmas Sentiment

Colour Create ,,,,,,, Warm Pinks/Chocolate/White

Stamp Something ,,,,,, Flowery

Creative Cottage ,,,,, Touchy Feely

Just Cute Bears ,,,,,, Christmas in July

Thanks for looking :-) I really appreciate your comments :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Totally Papercrafts ,,,,, Feeling Fruity Challenge

I am sorry if I am not getting around to visit you at the moment ,,, but I am busy with visitors,, and more due to arrive any day now ,,, so please forgive me and if I do manage to get on my comp I will try to pop around to see what you're up to :)

This week it was Emma's turn to choose the theme and she chose ,,,

FEELIN FRUITY !! :-)

We are sponsored by Mandi from Enchanted Occasions
Mandi has recently become a Stampin Up Demonstrator so if anyone would like to order any goodies please visit her blog to see the online catalogue :-)



For my card I used this lovely Andre Carrying Watermelon from Sarah Kay I love watermelon !! :-) I coloured the image with copics and inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink and added star dust stickles around the edge. The papers are Stampin Up Rainbow Sherbert and the green card is Old Olive, the button and acslloped border are also SU products :-) I added a few Robins Nest Dew drops too :-)



Challenges :

The Stamp Man ,,,,,,, Anything Goes

Crafty Creations ,,,,, happy or Sweet ,,,, watermelon is sweet and he is happy with his puppy :-)

Crafty 4 Challenges ,,,,, Buttons

Cupcake Crafts ,,,,,, Cats and Dogs

the DT have made some fabulous creations for you to see so hop on over to the TPC Challenge to see them :-)

thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Winner of the cute House Mouse Candy from Simon Says Stamp :-)

Sorry I am a day late but I was out all day yesterday :-)

I have pressed the button and the lucky girl this week is ..
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

44

Timestamp: 2010-07-22 07:24:03 UTC

CAT SPICER :-) congratulations hunny :-) Please email me and we can discuss stamps !! :-)

I will be back in a few mins with the next candy :-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Martine's Sketch :-)

Thanks for all your fabulous entries to our Tutti Frutti Challenge ,, some yummy creations there !! :-)

This week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge our lovely teamie Martine has made us a fabulous sketch to follow :-)

As usual Heidi is offering one lucky entrant a trolley dash around her Simon Says Stamp store to the value of $25 !! and she will pay the shipping costs too :-)



For my card I used my lovely new Tilda ,,, isn't she beautiful ! :-) this one is called 'Wish Granted Tilda' :-) I coloured her with copics and glittered her skirt and shoes ,, well ,, Princesses have to have a sparkly dress ,, tis compulsory :-) The papers are Magnolia too from the Fairytale collection ,, pretty :-) I also used some white glitter card and white/blue coredinations ,, a stip of this was embossed using a star folder. I made the flower using a Tim Holtz Tattered floral Die, you can see a tutorial made by Christina here One little tip I would add is that if you use watercolour card the petals are not torn so easily ,, especially if you use the narrow petaled die :-)

























The oval shapes were cut using a Spellbinders nestie and the lovely heart border is made using a Martha Stewart punch. I finished off with a few Kaiser Craft gems and a Princess charm ,, the ribbon was in my drawer :-)

























The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see ,, so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them :-)

Thanks for your lovely comments ,, I do appreceiate you taking the time to leave them for me and I LOVE reading them xx



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Brand New Craft Your days Away Challenge Blog :-)



copied from the Craft Your Days Away Challlenge blog

After the sad closure of Magical Crafts myself (Joanne) and the DT girls have all got together to set up a brand new fortnightly challenge blog and we will be launching with our first challenge on...
Saturday 7th August
We are still going to be a multi-crafts challenge blog, it'll be much the same as before just a brand new name and home and a few little exciting extra's, but you'll have to wait for our first challenge to see what they will be.

They are offering 3 fabulous candy's as an incentive for us to spread the word !! :-) so pop on over to the Craft Your Days Away Challlenge blog for more details :-)


I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Papertake Weekly ,, Cutie Patootie Challenge

Good morning :-)I am scheduling my posts for the next few weeks as I am busy with visitors staying with me, I apologise because I will not have time for visiting you all at the moment xx

Time for a new theme over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge and this week we want to see your cutest creations with our

CUTIE PATOOTIE CHALLENGE :-)


We are sponsored by the lovely Wendy of Digital Delights so some gorgeous digi stamps on offer this week :-)



For my card I used my lovely Pure Innocence stamp this one is called Sunshiney Day. I coloured the image with copics and 3D'd her, the background was coloured with Pebbles inc pearlescent chalks The papers are Basic Grey green at heart papers and I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page border. The flowers are prima, sprayed with glimmer mist and stickled and the sentiment came with the stamp :-)



Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one and am sure my teamies would appreciate a comment too so hop on over to the challenge blog to see all their fab entries :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Monday, July 19, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,,,, 'B' for ,,,,,,,

this is a scheduled post so I hope Mr Blogger is doing his job today :-)

Time for a new theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Curt set the theme for this fortnight and he chose the letter
'B'

so make your creation with B's in mind ,,, Babies, Blue, Bears, Bath, etc etc ,,,,

We are sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a lovely House Mouse stamp on offer :-)



For my card I went with Bloomin Blue Bloom Blowin Bugle Boy :-)




I used my lovely One Mouse Band House Mouse stamp. I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink. The papers are Craft Creations and the sentiment and treble clef are from a Simon Says Stamp exclusives set The flower is Prima snd I also added a few Robins Nest dew drops




Thanks for looking :-) the DT have made some gorgeous creations for you to see so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to see them :-)

A Brand new Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge DT Call :-)

Copied from the Simon Says Stamp blog

We have a New Vintage styled Challenge Blog going live in August! Simon Says Stamp and Show. The new challenge is devoted to All Things Vintage! The Style is inspired by the likes of Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, 7 Gypsies and Graphic 45 - among many other Vintage enthusiasts.

The Design Team Call is from now until this Friday, and we would love to hear from you! Please go HERE for the details! The new challenge is Directed by the infamous, worldly, and OOOOBER talented Linda Elbourne! We are so pleased and honored to have her join us! Thank you Linda! I have been eying Linda's work for almost a year and had the luckiest opportunity in the world to meet her in person and sit across from her for Ranger U! It was a thrill and delight. Please join us in welcoming Linda to our Team!

We are soooo excited for the new challenge! The prizes are FANTASTIC! We have loads of variety packs of Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, Jenni Bowlin, Ranger, Wendy Vecchi goodies...and SO MUCH MORE!

We hope to offer you weekly challenges that will inspire you to let your creative juices flow, feed your soul, and (as Wendy would say)...make art!

Hope to see you over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Luv,
Heidi

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Sketch & Stash Challenge #40 ,,,, Jills Sketch

Good Morning all :-) Time for a new sketch created by our lovely DT Jill over on the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-) I am sure you will all like this one ,,, nice n easy :-)

We have 2 fabulous sponsors this week !! Quixotic Paperie AND The Creative Cottage :-) so fabulous prizes on offer for this fortnight :-)




For my card I used my lovely new Kraftin Kimmie stamp which is available in the Quixotic Paperie Store. I coloured the image with copics and decopaged 2 of the little dolls ,, soo cute :-) The papers are a digi kit from the Creative Cottage ,, and I must admit I have been neglecting these !! This kit is called Bella Ballerina :-) They do print off so nicely ,, lovely quality :-)
I used a spellbinders nestie die to cut the shape and inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy distress ink. the purple card is SU Divine Aubergine ,, lovely :-) I also used a Martha Stewart punch for the fancy edges and added a gingham ribbon and a few robins Nest dew drops to finish :-)



Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you toi see so please go to the Sketch and Stash Challenge to see them :-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge on Papercrafts Planet :-) ,,, Summer Time AND a card for Bella :-)

Chris ( Simon Says Stamp DT girlie)is working very hard over on the Papercraft Planet site to drum up entries ,, so I thought I would give her a hand and hopefully some of my lovely followers will join in too :-)

the theme is a nice easy one and there are several with the same theme so you can combine !! :-)

SUMMER TIME :-)


before you go any further I suggest you wear sunglasses lol :-)



I made this card for Bella, I am sure most, if not all of you will have heard about Bella's nasty virus that has left here severely physically disabled. Erin and Denise have been working really hard to organise a series of blog hops to send cards, and hopefully a few donations to her. I love the way blogland pulls together to support each other and our friends in time of need ,,, you really are a fantastic bunch of people :-) Now ,, before I get too soppy i'll tell you about this card :-) If you would like to join in with the 4th and final week of the hop click here

The images I used are all from Simon Says Stamp Exclusives sets. I wanted to send Bella a nice cheerful sunny card and although this may be bright I wanted to put a smile on Bella's face :-) Don't you just LOVE this penguin :-)

I coloured the image with copics ,, masked and decoupaged Mrs Penguin and added star dust stickles everywhere. The papers are from the Basic Grey June Bug paper pad and the flowers are prima. The button and ribbon were in my drawer and the shell was a RAK from Ria :-)



I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Simon Says Challenge on the Papercrafts Planet,,, Summertime

Everybody's Art Challenge ,,,, Holiday

Pollycraft ,,,, Bold and Bright

Crafty Ann's ,,,, Cliff Richard song ,,, Summer Holiday

Allsorts ,,,,,,, Summer Days

Secret Crafter Saturday ,,,,, Summer Holidays

Cards for Bella Hop

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Candy Time Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp :-)





I love this Basket of Friendship stamp and it is at the very top of my wish list so I thought you might like one too :-)

To be in with a chance to win this enter the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and add a link to your entry/entries with the blue frog :-) You should also add my candy blinkie to your sidebar (code in my sidebar) AND make sure that your word verification is turned off :-)

Good Luck to all ,, you have until August 4th 9am CET to enter :-)




Friday, July 16, 2010

Totally Papercrafts ,, Carol's recipe Challenge :-)

Good morning :-) thanks for all your lovely entries to our Swirls and Pearls challenge last week !

this week it is Carol's turn to set the theme and she chose a lovely no cook recipe, this is just the type of cookin I like :-)

1 image
1 ribbon
2 papers
3 embellies

We are sponsored this week by Softpencil Digital Stamps, so some gorgeous digi's on offer this week :-) Most of the DT have used the lovely images that we were offered sooo cute :-)

For my card i followed the fab sketch on the Pixie Cottage Challenge ,, they also have the added option of using 3 of something ,, which I have :-)




The gorgeous image I used is called Girl with Flowers from the Wild Rose StudioI coloured the image with copics and added a dab of star dust stickles here and there. The papers are also form the Wild Rose Studio ,, these are from the floral stack (there is a strip of paper behind the ribbon ! ) The sentiment is also from a WRS sentiment set. I used a Martha Stewart around the page border punch and the flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts




Challenges:
Pixie Cottage Sketch

Wild Orchid Crafts 1st Challenge ,,,,, Say it with Flowers

The DT have made some gorgeous cards so pop on over to the Totally Papercrafts Challenge to see them :-)


I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,, Tutti Frutti challenge :-)

Good morning hope all is well with you all :-) We had lots of fabulous entries to our photo inspiration challenge ,, and I collected some lovely cocktail recipes too !! :-)

Time for a new theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and this week we want you to get fruity !!

TUTTI FRUTTI

We would like to see some fruit on your creation :-) stamps,papers,charms, buttons,,,,,easy :-)

As always we are sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a trolly dash around her store to the value of $25 !!




For my card I followed Jo's fab sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge

The DT are showcasing Basic Grey products on their creations this week :-) You don't have to use them for our challenge but if you have them we would like to see them :-)



I used my lovely Splish Splash a Citrus Bath
stamp ,, so cute :-) I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with shabby shutters distress ink and yellow chalk ink. I then added my fave Star Dust stickles. the papers are Basic Grey from the Lime Rickey paper pad. I made the flower using Tim Holtz tattered floral die cuts and distress ink, pearl glimmer mist and stickles ,, oh and a pearl :-) The sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub on and I added a few Robins Nest dew drops to finish :-)




I am also entering this into the Basic Grey Challenge whose theme is gingham :-)

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Simon says Stamp Challenge blog to see them :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)