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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Winter Wonderland - blue and white and blog hop

This is such a brill week at Winter Wonderland as they are turning 2 years old soon , so they have a blog hop on which means 11 prizes from each of the DT and then all 11 sponsor are giving a prize this week so lots and lots of lovely candy up for grabs . So please visit their site for some great fun .

OK the 11 sponsor for this week are
Simon says stamp
Kenny K
sassy studio
sentiments 4 you
Delicious doodles
stamping with the dragon
secret crafter
Polly craft
prairie fairy designs
stitchy bears
crafty Emma

Right on to the pic of my card
items used
paper - docrafts
blue card - my stash
stamp - a prize sorry cant remember the name of it
to colour it in I used promarkers
ribbon - local Charity shop
message - lakeland
brad - hobbycraft

Totally gorjuss - String the thing

Over at Totally Gorjuss we had the theme of string on out project either real string or in the image .
I went with real string as thought it suited the image I used , another male one have run so low on them again .
OK I wont ramble I ll let you know who the sponsor is for the week which is Horse Shoe Crafts

Items used
paper - docrafts
blue card - the papermill
topper - kanban

Less Is More - Pick a sqaure

This fun challenge at Less Is More is to pick a square from the sketch

Hope I ve followed it OK
2 of then I went with the simple option of the middle well I thought it was simple
then my 3rd one i went a bit different  , so hope Mandi and Chrissie think its OK and of course I like feedback but nothing to horrid lol

OK card 1

Items used
square punch - hobby Craft
mirri card - my stash
topper - the works

card 2

square punch - same as above
blue card - the papermill
topper also the works again

3rd one
sorry its a Xmas one

not alot to say other than the stamp is from stampavie , did nt colour it in or put a message as not sure who its for yet plus think he looks fine as black and white or should I say cream lol

so if you want to be square take a peek at the link above

Friday, 27 May 2011

Winter wonder - blog hopping

Well Winter Wonderland are coming up to be 2 years old next Friday , so as a treat they are having a blog so that means 11 lots of candy up for grabs and then another great thing is that there are 11 sponsor goodies up for grabs as the prizes of entering there challenge which is blue and white .

So I am off to do my card and if I am lucky with time over the next few days to join in the blog hopping , so if you want to join in please go and visit their site , link above .

Try It On Tuesday - Scraplings

This time at Try It On Tuesday they what us to do a scrapling , yes you might be wondering what one is well  If you have never heard of a scrapling (and some of the team hadn't) its the bit of card you trim off to make a square card from an A4 sheet. Its the tall thin bit of card - perfect for using up scraps of papers etc to make a mini card, bookmark or tag.

And I had nt realised I been doing this for ages and it now has a name I norm use my for posh gift tags and that's this one will be for .
Plus I think the name scrapling is cute lol

Items used or should I say bits and bobs used lol
paper - my stash
stickers - docrafts - last one on the sheet and was not sure what to do with it
blue card - DCWV

Crafty Creations - Get Well

This time over at Crafty Creations they wanted us to go with a get well theme and I just love Happy hopper range from house mouse so had to go with it for this theme .
And the sponsor for this week is Digis With Attitude who is offering a £10 voucher to use on their site , so lots of digis can be brought with that yay.

Items used
paper - docrafts
purple card - my stash
decoupage and messages - happy hopper by house mouse - Joanna Sheen

Monday, 23 May 2011

Wild Orchids Challenge - embossing and layers

This time at Wild Orchids Challenge they wanted us to have some embossing on our card either dry / heated or both , I just went with the dry as I am not very good with the heated kind .
They have given us treat this week with 2 sponsor of course the fab wild orchids crafts with this great prize
And the 2nd sponsor is love to stamp with these 2 lovely stamps as the their prize

And my card

items used
paper - DCWV
Martha Stewart border and corner punch
mirri card - my stash - embossed on the cutttle bug
meatl corners and flowers - wild orchids
topper - woodland friends by kanban - qvc

some close up piccies

OK I'll leave you all alone now to play lol
thanks for looking Nicky

Totally Gorjuss - Water water

This very windy Monday I thought was a good time to get some blogging doing , and the 1st one I thought I ll start with was the water theme over at Totally Gorjuss , not sure if my card comes under the gorjuss category as its a man 's card only item I had in my stash with water in it , do you think that means I need a craft shopping trip to remedy that lol.
OK I know you want yo know who the sponsor for the week is OK its Simon Says Stamp who is offering a £10 voucher to use on the site.

items used
paper - my stash
blue card - DCWV
message - Joanna sheen CD - times gone by
decoupage - the range

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Try It On Tuesday - the 70's

This week at Try It On Tuesday they wanted us to go all groovy man with the theme of the 70's . And I just could nt help but go with the smurfs for lots of reasons one the name of my blog , 2 its my nickname by some of my friends and 3rd I loved the show growing up.

Items used
paper - docrafts
blue card - my stash
image - the net - coloured with pm's
gems - my stash

Winter Wonderland - P is for ....................

This time at Winter Wonderland we had a the letter P as the theme so anything that starts with the letter P . I went with Penguin and punched border.
We are very lucky this month as we have 2 sponsors who are
stitchy bears who are offering a £10 voucher to use on their site and sentiments 4 you  who are also offering £10 to spend on their site.

Items used
paper and card - my stash
ribbon - local Charity shop
peel off - hobbycraft
penguin stamp by stampavie - coloured with PM's

Less Is More - Butterfly or butterflies

This time at Less Is More  we had a theme for the week of butterfly or butterflies , I ve gone with 2 cards to enter the 1st one I am not keen on at all not sure what my mojo was on , so fingers crossed you like the 2nd one.
Cant get over its 16wks that the great Mandi and Chrissie have been pushing my mojo , so love Saturdays .
So if like me your mojo needs a good shove every now and then please join us all the limetts over at less is more.

OK I know I am nattering to much again

card one - the one I hate

not alot used really
some gems - from Joanna sheen
felt butterfly - docraft
butterfly stamp - hero arts

card 2 - which I like more

                                                                                Square punch - woodware highlighted round the edge with black promarker. Stamp hero arts again .

And they is a prize for this wk of the card that wow factor Mandi and Chrissie , even more reason to have a go.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Totally Gorjuss - I am Not square

This time at Totally Gorjuss we had the them of doing a non sqaure card , and I keep on seeing ppl doing cards with the nesties so thought it was time for me to give it a go unfortally I only have the small dies as have a cuttlebug , so looks like I ll have to get the GC so can do bigger ones what a shame that be LOL.

So onto this wks spsonsor which is crafters companion which is offering a £10 voucher to use on thier site.

So here is my very tiny card lol

Items used
Nestie die , done on the cuttlebug
Paper and topper - kanban
Buttons - my stash

Less Is more - OLC - with embossing

Well what can I say I got a bit carried away with this wk and have done three cards , so thanks to Mandi and Chrissie , for giving me something else to try out . Yes I ve used my embossing folders before but  normally its to add some layers to the card rather than straight on to the card . The Xmas one I will be doing lots more off as my mum saw it and asked for some .
So if you fancy a go to then go visit the blog of Less Is More

So here are my cards and what a used , not alot really

Number 1

Items used
Embossing folder - cuttlebug
then I sanded it a little bit and added gems from wild orchids

Number 2
On white card this time

This time I used promarkers to add some colour

Last one promise

also used promarkers to add some colour and a peel off from my stash which was also coloured with promarkers
And as always would love some feedback

CC monthly challenge blog - girl's card

This month theme at CC Monthly Challenge Blog was to do a card for a girl , and as I am a very girlie girl I went with a very girlie card .
Gor I cant get over how quick May is going , mind you today's weather is not very spring like very windy and chilly , perfect day for crafting inside .
OK I ll stop yakking and let you know that Sara is been very kind again this month with a £30 voucher to use on here site crafters companion.

Items used
Papers and topper - crafter's companion Jemima puddle duck CD
Mirr card - kanban
ribbon and buttons - docrafts
flowers - wild orchids

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

LOTV and The Ribbon girl candy

If you love Lilly of the Valley and The Ribbon Girl then this is defo some fab candy up for grabs , so if fancy a go of winning then visit them at
The Ribbon Girl

Great or what I say :-)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Try It On Tuesday - One for the boys

This time at Try It On Tuesday they asked for a tag with a male theme to it .
And we re lucky to have this fab prize up for grabs from Lovin Ink - sorry could nt see a link for their site so here a piccie of the prize

my tag

items used
Blue card - my stash
nestie die done on the cuttlebug
twine - local garden centre
decoupage - the range

Less Is More - colour challenge - white

Over at Less Is More Mandi and Chrissie set us a hard challenge well I think it was lol but fun to of white on white . Not very happy with my cards , so might try again later on in the week if I get time . And yet again I have to say sorry for not visting blogs as yet will try and do some visting this time .


items used
ms - border punch
docrafts - message embossing folder
flowers - wild orchids


embossing folders docrafts - message and cuttlebug background
flower - wild orvhids
brad - hobby craft

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Less Is More - Lucky Dip - Conragts or thanks

This time at Less Is More we had a lucky dip of two themes of a congratulations or a thank you card , I ended up doing one for each theme as had a congrats card for a order to do and also my thank you stash had got low so two birds with one stone for me lol.

So if want to have a little challenge pop over to less is more blog , your love it and be hooked just like me , so love Saturdays . OK I ll stop rambling and show you my cards , please let me know what you think , will say sorry now that I have nt visted any one yet been busy bee , so hope to have a peek at some blogs this week.

Items used
nestie oval die
black promaker
flowers - wild orchids
brads my stash

Mirr card - my stash
chalks and butterfly stencil - docrafts
message - a freebie

Totally Gorjuss - lets count 123

Over at Totally Gorjuss this week we we have the theme of 123 and for my 123 I went with one topper , two backing papers and three flowers. Have to say it was very hard to choose out of my lovely stash what to use.
And the sponsor for this week is fantastic ribbons with some lovely ribbons as the prize

Items used
paper and topper - kanban woodland kit
flowers - wild orchids
brads - my stash