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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Less Is More - Feeling Fruity

This time at Less Is More Chrissie and Mandi wanted us to go a bit fruity with either fruit or fruit colours to be on cards . I did a bit of both , But will admit I hate fruit so quiet funny for me to do a card with it on , be as near as I ll get to it Lol.

I even managed to do 2 cards with something I don't like to eat lol

Items used
Green card - my stash which I used a MS punch on thread with some ribbon which is from American crafts
Brad is from my stash , the topper is from a magazine freebie

Card 2

Items used
Yet again card from my stash which again was punched with a MS punch
Ribbon - American crafts
Another brad yes my stash again
Topper - same before magazine freebie

Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July

Over at Totally Gorjuss this time they wanted to have a bit of Christmas in July , which was a bit odd doing as we have has some sun shine this week and for a change it was hot yes I know hot in July lol.
OK I tell you the sponsor as I can hear you all saying please shhhhhh

Meljen Designs who will let the winner chose 4 designs of their choice , yay I say.

Item used
Mirri card - my stash
Ribbon - wild orchids
Toppers and paper - Joanna Sheen - Nostalgia Cd
I will just add the bits that blue should of been red but my ink was getting low but I have to say I do like how it came out lol

Just Magnolia - Buttons , Bows and Blooms

This time over at Just Magnolia they gave a lovely theme of having Buttons , Bows and Blooms on our projects. And they are really spoiling us this week with 2 sponsors
The Ribbon Girl who has this fab prize up for grabs , where you can choose one kit from the lovely colours here
And then the second sponsor is The Cutting craft who are offering  the fabulous prize of two sets of your choice from their amazing selection of files.

OK time to show my card and say what I used
Item used
Patterned paper - magazine freebie
green paper - DCWV
flowers and dollies which I coloured with a ink pad - wild orchids
Buttons,ribbon and message - my stash
Spellbinders scallop circle's die
Magnolia puppy with rose - coloured with promarkers

Winter Wonderland - Fairies or Angels

This time at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to have a fairy or angel on our cards . I went with a fairy as love the image I ve used think its my last one :-(
OK I wont harp on to much and let you know who the sponsor is for the week
Delicious Doodles who are offering 3 digi stamps as the prize

Items uses
Papers - DCWV
Topper - kanban kit
Pearls - Wild Orchids
Flowers - Peatloo
Ribbon and brads - my stash

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Try It On Tuesday - Alter a gift

Yet again its alter a item week at Try It On Tuesday Blog but this time they wanted us to alter something to be a gift, so that means the sponsor for this week is The Craft Barn with the prize of a £15 voucher to use on their site.

For my altered item I did a flower pot that I actually did at a Mosaic class I went to on Monday , really loved doing it even with a few cut fingers , so think I will have to shift the craft room round a bit to fit supplies in for this lol.

Items used
well a flower pot , pieces of glass  which the lady brought for the class
Grout - local DIY shop
paint my stash which I used to colour the grout

Reason no flower is in it as my friends b day is not for ages so did want to put a plant in it as I have a habit of killing them off lol

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Punch or Die

This time at Totally Gorjuss they wanted us to use our pucnhes or dies , well I did a bit of both on mine greedy me lol.
And the sponsor for this week is The Hobby House who are offering a set of Kreate scalloped square dies.

Items used
MS - border punch
Butterfly punch - hobbycraft
Topper and papers - kanban - woodland kit by QVC


spellbinder oval die
and more butterflies
message - from a decoupage kit that came for the range.

Less Is More - Button or Ribbon

Well what can I say about this week's challenge at Less Is More other than I loved it as it had buttons and ribbons as the theme and I so love my buttons and ribbon , so big smiles to Chrissie and Mandi for choosing this week's theme :-) :-)

You will of  guessed I love this theme as did 3 cards , could of done more as the ideas just kept flowing but did nt want to bore you all to much LOL.

Card 1
Items used
Cuttlebug embossing folder
inked up from ink my own stash
ribbon and buttons - docrafts

Card 2
Not much used on this one
Ribbon - my stash
Flower - wild orchids
Button - yet again my stash


Card 3

Items  used
Buttons - you guessed it my stash and the same for the ribbon , well that was from bits and bobs jar lol.

Promise there is no more coming Lol

Winter Wonderland - The Holly and The Ivy

OK so its time for a bit of winter again this week with another challenge from Winter Wonderland and this time they wanted some holly or ivy on the project , but they did say did nt have to have both if we re short on one of the items.  I went with the Holly part of the theme . They also have a fab sponsor who is Simon Says Stamp.

Item used
8 x8 card base  - so love this size seem to use it more and more
paper - Docrafts
Mirri card - my stash
topper - a old Xmas card
Flowers - docrafts

Friday, 22 July 2011

Crafty Creations - Seeing Double

At Crafty Creations  this week they asked for us to see double , so basically 2 images the same . And Clare is giving a stamp from  stamp doodles as the prize .

Well as work need some More male birthday cards I thought the stamp I used was just right for men as know a few men in my family who like to do this.

Items used
papers - from my mind's eye
Message - lakeland
Stamp - from my stash sorrythe name on it as rubbed off  , used green ink my stash to colour then a promarker rounds the edge
buttons - the works

Wild Orchids Blog Challenge - a sketch with a twist

This time at Wild Orchids Challenge  they are a year old so they have had Dena set us this sketch with the twist of it been a birthday card.
And of course their is also a fab prize from wild orchids crafts

So love the theme and the sketch as it suited really well with the new magnolia stamp I got

Items used
Well of course the new stamp I just mentioned which was coloured with Promarkers
Paper ,card and ribbon - my stash
message stamp - from docrafts - also coloured with Promarkers
Message - Lakeland
Flowers - of course just have to be wild orchids.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Less Is More - Cricles

OK so its another challenge over at Less Is More , so love Saturday's as find by the end of the week mojo wants to go slow , and also love the way Mandi and Chrissie make me think a bit more out the box and I also have to thank them for getting me into clean and simple cards for lots of reason like I use my stamps more and also makes my craft stash go further with using less . So alot more clean and simple cards seem to be coming out my craft now.

OK I want ramble on any more and let you know the theme is circles , and I like it so much did 2 cards again.

Card 1

Items used
circle punch - hobbycraft
Stamp - docrafts - floral range
Coloured with Promarkers

Card 2

For the bigger circle I used the hobbycraft punch again , the smaller one I used a spellbinder die
embossed with cuttlebug snowflake folder
inked up and added a few gems from my stash and the peel off sticker is also from my stash.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Try It On Tuesday - Birds and Bees - Tag

Well it another tag week over at Try It On Tuesday and they have given us the theme of birds and bees , I don't know what but I have no bird stamps so will have to remedy that soon as love birds. So In the end I dug round my bits and bobs box and found bird image and some bee stickers .

So here is my little tag and what I ve used
Item used
Tag - hobbycraft
which I then coloured with lots Tim Holtz inks
topper - magazine freebie
bee stickers my stash and also the bit of string that I used for a little extra touch
Message - the range

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Less Is More - One layer - legs

OK so its another Challenge from Mandi and Chrissie over at Less Is More with a one layer card week with the added theme of legs , which I see some of the other limettes have used well. Hope to get to visit some More of you today or through the wk. OK I want do a big ramble and get on and show what I have done.

Card 1
items used
Bella stamp and message - Joanna Sheen
Image coloured with Promarkers


Card 2
 Yes another xmasy one again from me this week and yet again not much to say on what  I used
Popcorn the bear and message - crafters companion and yes promarkers where used to colour image again and bit of bling which was from hobbycraft.

Thanks for looking

Totally Gorjuss - Summertime

Over at Totally Gorjuss they had the theme of summertime which we  actually have today whoo hooo and they also have a fab sponsor Crafters Companion and boy do they have some fab goodies.

Well as the theme was summer time I thought what better that a gardening card as it always seems that when its nice my dad is out in the garden .

Items used
Paper - my stash
Decoupage and message - Gruffies by house Mouse - available from Joanna Sheen
Paper flowers - Wild Orchids
Gem flowers - hobbycraft

Winter Wonderland - NO RED OR GREEEN

This time atWinter Wonderland they wanted us to go away from the the normal red and green on the card , well we were allowed a little bit for holly but that was it , so I went totally away from red and green and did one of my fave colours blue well different shades of blue.

And yet again they have great sponsor for the week stictchy bears stamps

So here is my card and what I have used

Items used
Papers - docrafts
snowflake punch - Joanna Sheen
Gems - Hobby Craft
Topper - a old Xmas card

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Try It On Tuesday - Flower Power

Well Its another Tuesday so so that means another challenge from Try It On Tuesday which gave us the theme of FLOWER POWER .
So that gave me a good reason to get my new stamps out , mind you don't need much of reason to get new goodies out to play with and I also went with a fairly clean simple look for my card as seem to be liking them more and more.

I could not see if we had a sponsor for this week so if I have missed big sorry

Items used
mirri card - my stash
Flower stamps - docrafts - flourish range
Coloured with Promarkers

See told you it was clean and simple so not much used lol

Now that left a comment on my own card it will let me add the sponsor blinking thing
so the spsonor for the week is
one stop cards

Monday, 4 July 2011

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Buffet

This time over at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to have a Xmas buffet theme but choosing any 3 items from the is list
•Patterned Paper

•1 Charm,



•Buttons, Gemstones,


And they have a lovely sponsor for this week of Pollyycraft

For my 3 items I went with Patterned paper , Ribbon and Gemstones

Items used
Papers - Docrafts
Topper - a old Xmas card
Ribbon - My stash
Gemstones - docrafts - sorry pic dose not show them very well but promise they are on there.

CC Monthly Blog Challenge - One for the boys

This month at CC Monthly Blog Challenge they wanted to do a card with the theme one for the boys .
And at the moment I am trying very hard again to use up bits I ve already got rather than opening new goodies .
Oh and before I forget with have Sara as the sponsor again for this month with a £30 voucher to use on her site.

OK so here is my card

Items used
Docrafts CD for the backing paper , letters , border strip
Topper - forever friends decoupage - QVC , had it for ages so don't think its any longer made - sorry

Less Is More - Its the Blues

This week Mandi and Chrissie gave us a little colour challenge over at Less Is More of shades of Blues , really love blues so had some lovely goodies to get out and have a play , so have come up with 2 cards again this wk

Card 1

Items used
card base - my stash
Colouring pencil - also my stash
Stamp - thank you roses docrafts
Gem stones - docrafts
Ink pads yet again my stash

Card 2
Sorry its a Xmas one
Items used
Scrap bits of card , my stash which I embossed with different cuttlebug folder
Ribbon - hobbycraft
Snowman stamp - crafters companion - coloured with PM's

Friday, 1 July 2011

Try It On Tuesday - boxed up

This time at try it on Tuesday they had a revamp wk of a box and the sponsor for it been a revamping week is the great The Craft Barn so love looking on their site .

But silly me again forgot to take a before pic of my box , I get so carried away with playing lol

I used bits of scrapbooking paper which is from the V&A range Docrafts do and some mod podge for sticking it over the box , a digi image coloured with pm's and glitter glue . Sorry cant remember where I got the image from , really must make a list of where I get them from.
Letter are also from docrafts. And some when the box will have a writing set in it for a friend's b day gift.

OK I ll stop rambling and show pics of my box


top and bottom

inside view just to show it is a box