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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Wild Orchid Challenges - Tags, tags , tags

Over at Wild Orchids Challenges they wanted us to do tags or have a tag on our project , I deiced to make 3 tags as I am always running low , think its because my mum nicks them lol. Plus I wanted to try something a bit different with my lace by doing a kind of rosette flower.

Oh before I forget of course there is fab prize from Wild Orchids crafts

OK so on to my tags and what I ve used


Items used
tags - hobbycraft which I decorated with V&A papers from docrafts
Unfortally the corners don't show up to well in the pic but them the lace and flowers are from wild orchids the lace I coloured with promarkers
brad is from my stash.

Hope you like my 1st go at rosette flowers

Try It On Tuesday - Alter anything

Well as its the last Tuesday in the month over at Try It On Tuesday it mean alter item week but this time we could alter what ever we liked how ever we liked and it also means the sponsor for this week is The Craft Barn who is offering a £15 voucher as the prize.

I have just started to get into doing mosaics so thought I would give it a go with decorating a tea light holder or should I say glass tumbler lol.
                                           Before

After

Items used
Glass tumbler - local Charity shop
Glass nuggets - yet again local Charity shop
Silicone glue
Grout - local DIY shop , which I coloured with Tim Holtz Dabber paint
Modpodge to seal

Monday, 29 August 2011

Please Help Krafty Karen

I am sure some of you out in blog land know Karen and what she has been going through last 2 years , so if you want to help her , please click on this link Wendy's crafting times as she explains it all much better than I can. Karen is such a wonderful kind person and needs as many of us as possible to help her.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Less Is More -Take 3 challenges

Well what a fun challenge we have again over at Less Is More which the fab Mandi and Chrissie have given us , they wanted us to do a card using 3 things from some of last challenges .
My 3 are WEEK 29 - THINGS THAT MOVE - went with flowers
               WEEK 4 - 3 SQUARES
               WEEK 20 - SHADES OF BLUE

Just hope I have left enough white space for the chief Limittes . Guess I ll soon find out if I need to do another one lol
Items used
Blue card - my stash
Punch , gems - hobby craft
Flowers - peatloo

Just Magnolia - Bingo

OK so its time for a play challenge over at Just Magnolia with the theme of BINGO which meant us choosing 3 items to play with from the bingo board
My 3 where Gem , Flowers , Ribbon and Lace - not much of a shock that I went with those LOL
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We have a lovely treat this week of 2 sponsor who are

Crafts U Love who are offering a £10 voucher
The Ribbon Girl who have this as the fab prize

So guess its time to show you my card and say what I have used to make it

Item used
paper - my stash
red card - Tim Holtz - embossed and sanded
ribbon and gems - hobby craft
flowers - docrafts
lace -wild orchids - coloured with red promarker
Tilda - Noel message - also coloured with PM's
spellbinders - label die - sorry cant remember which one - silly me did not keep the packing.

Our Creative Corner - Neutrals with a pop of colour

Over at Our Creative Corner they wanted us to have a colour challenge of Neutrals with a pop of colour
but not just any neutrals or pop of colour but red , grey and red for the pop.
These colours lead me straight to doing a man's card so that's one of the list .
Item used
Black - cordations - embossed on the cuttlebug - sanded
message - my stash
shirt stamp - hero arts - coloured with promarkers

Winter Wonderland - Trim a tree

This time at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to have a tree either already trimmed or been trimmed. I spent ages looking for a image with a decorated tree lots of snowman , father Christmas , but did I heck have a trimmed tree after about 15 mins of looking I finally found a image in my bits and bobs box lol.
OK on to this weeks sponsor who is Simon Says Stamp and they are offering $15 to spend on their site as the prize.

Items used
Red card - Tim Holtz - Cordations - which I embossed on the unlimate pro from Crafters Companion , then sanded.
Green paper - the papermill
Flowers - peatloo
Gem Flowers and ribbon - hobbycraft
Message and topper - my stash

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Crafty Creations Challenge - Show us your inner animal

Over at Crafty Creations Challenges they wanted us to show our inner animals and I went with a cute puppy as like to think of myself as a big softie lol.
The sponsor for this week is Digis With Attitude

Thought for a change would go with a DL card as don't do many of them.
So on to the items I have used
Patterned paper - Anna Griffin
Blue card - my stash
Image - the range
message - yet again from my stash
Buttons - woodware

Try It On Tuesday - Wild week - Hang It Up

Well over at Try It On Tuesday they have given us a wild week theme as there are 5 Tuesday in august , so wanted to do something that could be hung. So I decided to do a wall hanging for Christmas as fancied doing something different with my new House Mouse decoupage.

Plus it will be nice to have different decoration on my front door this year .


Items used
card - the papermill
Grand spellbinder die scalloped square
snowflake punch - Joanna Sheen
House Mouse decoupage - Crafters Companion
Glitter Spray - Crafters Companion
Ribbon - American Crafts

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Less Is More - Things that move

Well this is my 2nd time writting this , I was just about done and it all vanished not sure how so not a happy bunny . Ok so lets try again well Chrissie and Mandi have given us a very open them at Less Is More with the theme been THINGS THAT MOVE , see told you it was a very open theme so it could be a item that moves on your card or something that moves ie animals.
I am please to say my mojo came back this week and let me do 2 cards - so huge smiles here - I am now just trying to think of something that moves for a Christmas card as still have lots of them to do.

OK here is card 1
Items used
scrap bits of paper - from my stash
a spellbinder die for the oval
for my moving part a charm - from the works
But thinking about it the flowers on the paper also move when their is breeze lol

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Card 2

items used
black card - the papermill
topper is from the new Joanna Sheen Cd - Nostalgia
Yet again a spellbinder die
The moving part it the ship .

Phew its all still here , just hope it loads ok now as dont fancy a 3rd go at this , as want to try and visit as many of you as I can this week.

Totally Gorjuss - Cute and Cuddly

Well it a fab theme over at Totally Gorjuss with the theme been cute and cuddly so that meant they wanted to see animals and I just love the image I have chosen well its as near as I can get to bunnies as allergic to them which is a shame as love them . But at least I have my two babies - cats by the way called Lilly and Dillon - pic of them is on my blog.
OK so on to this weeks sponsor who is Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $10 voucher to use on their site.
Items used
card - the papermill
paper and ribbon - my stash
Happy hoppers - Decoupage - Joanna Sheen

Try It On Tuesday - Anything goes

This time at Try It On Tuesday they gave us a fab theme well I think it is , of anything goes .
I decied for my anything goes I would revamp a sketch book that I had been given well I had been given a few from a friend who no longer wanted them and to me they just cry for a new look.

So here is the before pic

And now


Item used
Well of course the sketch pad
Card - my stash
Grand spellbinder dies - scalloped square
topper - a old birthday card
flower gems and ribbon - hobbycraft

Crafty Creations Challenge - colour combo - red , orange and green

Feel really naughty as have not taken part on this blog for ages , so very big sorry .
So if your like me and have not been on this blog for a while or do not know of it then come and visit Crafty Creations Challenge who have given us the theme of red , orange and green.
I went with a clean and simple card as so love doing them . OK I suppose you would like to know who the sponsor is well its 2cuterubberstamps.


Items used
Well not alot really as its a clean and simple card lol
Stamp - Papermaina - coloured with Promarker
Buttons - Woodware

Winter Wonderland - Cards for the men/boys

Over at Winter Wonderland this week they wanted us to think of the men in our lives by doing a male themed xmas card. I have done mine for my brother .
We have a lovely treat this week with 2 sponsors who are
Crafty Emma's Store who are offering a £10 voucher to use on thier site as the prize and the other sponsor is Squiggle Stamps who are offering 2 digi stamps from thier online store

Ok the reason for my card for my  brother is that he lives in OZ so dose not get to see my much snow and he also like black and white cards , so I thought perfect for this weeks theme . Then some when I ll have to tackel the other men in the family lol .


Items used
Mirri card - the range
papers - DCWV
Topper - a old xmas card
Snowflakes also cut from the mirri card using a pucnh from Joanna Sheen

Monday, 15 August 2011

Less Is More - Use Ink

Well Mandi and Chrissie have tested my mojo this week , and not for making lots of cards this time only did one , mojo and me really could nt get into the use ink theme they set for us at Less Is More . Don't get me wrong I love the less is more blog but think I just did not understand or think how to use ink , so went for a very simple card and yes just the one . Who knows might get some ideas to add another card later on in the week. OK I ll shhhh and show you my card then your really see what I mean about my mojo and me LOL.
Items used
Ink pads - my stash
Get well stamp - Hero arts

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Totally Gorjuss - Round and Round

OK its another gorjuss week so it must mean its a time to visit Totally Gorjuss and this time they wanted to go with the them round and round . And yet again we are lucky to have a fab sponsor who is Crafters Companion.
I am not going to ramble today will just get on and show you my card
Items use
Paper and topper - from a Xmas CD - red hot bed
green card , ribbon and message my stash.
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See told you I would nt ramble alot as did nt use alot lol.

Wild Orchids Blog Challenge - a sketch

This time at Wild Orchids Blog challenge  Dena has set this lovely sketch for us to play with

And we are getting really treated this week with 2 sponsors of

Lilly of the valley  who are offering a £10 voucher to use on their site
And the 2nd one is
Wild Orchids Crafts with this wonderful prize

OK so on to my card

Items used
Backing paper - my minds eye
other card is from Docrafts
message - my stash
Tilda as a butterfly coloured with Promarkers and pink sakura pen
Lace , Dollie which I coloured and Flowers are all from wild orchids

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Try It On Tuesday - Tree Tag

Yet again its Tag week at Try It On Tuesday and this time they wanted to have a tree or trees on out tag . I really love trees in Autumn such pretty colours so as you might of guessed from that comment I did a Autumn theme tree tag.

Items used
Tag - hobbycraft which I covered with some Tim Holtz Cordations card stock embossed with the cuttlebug then sanded
Buttons - woodware
Topper is from a image off the net which I cut with a spellbinder die


Monday, 8 August 2011

Winter Wonderland - White on White - only the image to have colour

Over at Winter Wonderland this week they wanted us to have white on white but the twist as I call it was the image colour be the only part with colour. I do admit at 1st this really taxed my mojo buy finally in the middle of the night the idea hit me so I wrote it down so I would nt forget and I have to say I am fairy happy with it as it meant I could try out my Gc and new grand dies - ( big smiles here ).

Oh and before I forget the sponsor for the week is Sassy Studio Designs who are offering 4 digi stamps as the prize.

items used
card base - kanban
other white card - my stash - embossed on the cuttlebug with cuttlebug snowflake folder
flowers - wild orchids - so love their flowers
Tilda sitting on gift - coloured with promarker
grand spellbinder died scalloped squares on the GC - both new items to mt craft room which I love love :-)

Less Is More - Your Nations Flag

Well Mandi and Chrissie have done it again at Less Is More and given us another fab theme , this time they wanted us to do a colour scheme using the colours from our nations flag , well been British I am lucky to have 2 to chose from , well me been greedy did both lol.
The George flag for card 1
items used
stamp - hero arts - birds and branch - ink my stash
then some pearls just for little bit of bling
Not sure if this needs a message or not ? - let me know what you think

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and card 2 for the union jack

                                                                                      Items used
                                                                           Spellbinder label die
                                                                           Tim Holtz - cordations card stock
                                                                            Ribbon and button - my stash

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge - Beary Special

Over at Wild Orchid Challenge they asked to have bears on our cards with the theme been Beary Special.
Which I love as I collect them , and they all have names Lol , yes I am a big kid but happy .

And yet again we have a lovely prize from Wild Orhcids Crafts which is this

And here is my card and the items used


Items used
Lace coloured with promarker , flowers and corners - wild orchids
gems - docrafts
teddy bear stamp - Anita's also coloured with a promarker


CC Monthly blog challenge - (15) - Glitter and Glitz

Over at CC Monthly Challenge this month they wanted us to have a some glitter and glitz on cards . Yay so love these 2 things. Plus I also got out a popcorn stamp I have nt used yet . Oh before I forget the fab Sara is offering a £30 voucher as the prize . OK I am not going to ramble lots tonight as for I am too hot and don't want to bore you all so here is my card and what I have used on it .


Items used
Paper - magazine freebie
teddy bear punch - hobbycraft
spellbinder scalloped circle die and the other circle is one from my stash
popcorn the bear from crafters companion , coloured with PM's and sakura pens
Gems - docrafts
Glitter spray sliver - crafters companion

Try It On Tuesday - The Beach

This time at Try It On Tuesday  they wanted use to do a card with a beach theme on it . Gor I have not been to the beach for yonks , osssp sorry started to ramble then , its OK I will let you know who the sponsor is One Stop Cards who offering a £10 voucher to use on their site .

Items used
blue paper - Tim Holtz Cordations - which I sanded in places
Topper is from a magazine freebie
flowers and message - hobbycraft
ribbon is from my stash