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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Santa with pearls

So its a nice simple theme from Totally Gorjuss with pearls , which I have to say I love and about 90% of my cards will have them on .
And the sponsor for the week is Dilly Bean Stamps

Items used
Kraft card for the base from the range
core'dations and centura pearl - crafters companion
MS border punch
Xmas topper a old Xmas card
Pearls - Joanna Sheen
peel offs from my stash

Xmas CAS

Yes its a sketch for us this time from Less Is More , really love sketch themes , so thank you Mandi and Chrissie .
Will be using this sketch a lot more in the future
So here are my 2 cards but just one picture as time is not on my side at the moment , sure you all know that feeling.
To make my cards
I used Kraft card from the range
scrap card from my bits boxes which yet again is full to the brim
wooden toppers from hobby craft and some peel offs for the message which say happy Christmas.

Thanks for looking

Mulberry wood , sketch

So this is the sketch for us this week from Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for them this time is The Craft barn who will give the winner a £10 voucher.

So here is my take on the sketch
Goodies used
red card from scrapbook
other card stock and toppers - from the mulberry wood card kit , spellbinder die and Gc - all from crafters companion
MS border punch

ELF Xmas

This time is was all about Elves over at Winter Wonderland and the sponsor for them this time is Simon Says Stamp who will give the winner a $15 voucher.

So here is my little elf or should I say large elf as went big with my card
Goodies used
image from colouring book Xmas off the net
spellbinder die , GC , centura snow white and dark card - all from crafters companion
gems - from my stash
Promarkers for colouring in

In the garden

This time at Just Magnolia they wanted a in the garden theme , as I did nt have many garden themed stamps I went with flower for my background and nice bright colours so hope it can count.
OK less of that on the the sponsors for the week who are
The cutting cafe and The ribbon girl

Goodies used
pink card - the paper mill for the base
papers - from my stash
cream core'dations , spellbinder scalloped oval die and GC - crafters companion
pearls - Joanna Sheen
Ribbon - fantastic ribbon
Tilda with flower - coloured with PM's

Friday, 27 July 2012

Its a hoot

So this fortnight at Wild Orchid Challenge they wanted to see some circles on work either the shape of the card or some circular things on it .
And this time they have 2 sponsors for us
WOC who will give one winner a £15 voucher and the other sponsor is
LOTV and they will give the other winner a £10 voucher.

Item used
card base - Joanna Sheen
message topper from the mulberry wood card kit , stamp and message also mulberry wood , my e-craft to cut the circle mat  oh and some glitter spray - all from crafters companion
flowers - from WOC

Simple snowman

This time at Crafty Creations Challenge they wanted us to do something buttons and I so love buttons , prob have enough to last me a life time LOL.
Ok so on to the sponsor who is LOTV

Sorry that its Xmas one , must say with how hot its been have found it hard to do them , so the items I used are
Ribbon - from fantstic ribbon
Buttons and glitter glue - from my stash
Core'dations and Darice snowman folder , GC - all from crafters companion

Xmas Mice

So its all about animals this fortnight over at Joanna Sheen Challenge and that's also means that there be a prize of a £15 voucher from Joanna for one lucky winner.

As you might of guessed from my title its mice but no just any mice but house mice

So the goodies used are
backing paper , mirri card and ribbon from my stash
blue card - the paper mill
Core'dations which I embossed on my cuttlebug with a snowflake die - all from crafters companion
Message and topper - Joanna Sheen , but just did went with the 1st layer from the decoupage as my hand don't want to play ball with cutting at the moment.

Monday, 23 July 2012

sewing - yuk

Sometime Mandi and Chrissie make me think on no and they did that this week with theme of sewing , which could be fake or real and silly me went for real some thing that won't be happening to soon again , Yes I love my tapestry but that like colouring in with thread but sewing - sewing and me don't mix so just the one card from me.

So if you fancy a go then go over to Less Is More

And here is my card which took a while to do and having me saying some naughty words LOL.
Items used
paper pricking template from the net
threads all from my stash.

Not sure if it needs a message or not so will let you all tell me .

For you at christmas

Yes its another sketch from Sketch Saturday and this week's sponsor is Bunny Zoe Crafts who will give the winner a £10 voucher.

Items used
card base - Joanna Sheen
papers from the mullberry wood Cd and so is the stamp and message which was coloured with Pm's from crafters companion
Also used my Gc and spellbinders dies which yet again are from CC
Flowers - do crafts
brads - WOC
oh and Tim Holtz - milled lavender round the image .

Merry Christmas - LOTV

This time at Winter Wonderland it was a colour theme of PINK OR PURPLE PLUS AQUA OR GREEN.
And the sponsor for them is LOTV who will give the winner a £10 voucher.

I thought I would go with purple and green as its not 2 colours I norm use together and will say I really like how it came out so something to use again in the future.
Goodies used
ribbon - fantastic ribbon
paper and flowers my stash.
green paper - do crafts
oh also the peel off is from my stash which I coloured with a purple Pm to fit in with theme.
spellbinder die and GC oh and some glitter spray on the ribbon flowers - crafters companion
And finally the lovely LOTV image coloured yet again with Pm's

Elly b day

So its all about birthdays over at Just Magnolia nice and simple theme and I thought I would do a youngster card for a change .
This time we have 2 sponsors who are
All that scraps who will give the winner a C.C design stamp set of the winners choice and the other sponsor is
Letraset who will give the winner a pack of promarkers.

goodies used
Elephant - from the Tilda range - coloured with PM's
core'dations and spellbinders dies , GC - all from crafters comapnion
white card for mat - Joanna Sheen
message and buttons from my stash.

bright and sunny

 So this is the picture we have been given to play with this week  from JIC and the sponsor for them this time is Card Made Fairy.

I deiced to go with the yellow and white as well as the flowers
Items used
white card base - Joanna Sheen
core'dations - crafters companion
flower - paper mania
ribbon , brads and message all from my stash.

Manly leaves

This time at Totally Gorjuss they wanted to see some leaves on our work and I have been seeing lots of people doing cards with die cut leaves in a male theme so thought I would give it a go and have to say really enjoyed it so will be doing more in the future.
And on to this week's sponsor who is Heathers Hobbie Haven  who will give the winner a $10 voucher .

Goodies used
card base 8x8 - Joanna Sheen
Core'dations and e-craft for the leaves , Darice dotty folder  and Tim Holtz pens to ink the stamp- crafters companion
stamp- hero arts

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Snowman tag

This time at Crafty Creations Challenge they wanted tags either a tag on its own or part of the card and the sponsor for them is Meljen's designs.

I went for just a tag on its own and a Xmas one as all my family and even my close friend seem to nick mine so thought I would make a little stash for myself this year and hide them , meanie me lol.

so to make my tag
I used , some core'dations , that I sanded , the snowman stamp which embossed and then some silver mirri card to punch the snowflake and a few pearls for there middle and some ribbon

crafters companion for the core'dations and snowman stamp
docrafts - for the mirri card
Joanna Sheen - snowflake punch and pearls
everything else was from my stash.

A bit of British

This time at Try It On Tuesday they wanted to some good old British items , as I have some new stamps with a old fashioned Mini on it and my dad builds minis just had to go for. Oh also another bonus the stamps where on sale :-).

Goodies used
backing paper and fake paper belt from the crafters companion freebie
mini stamp from Kanban - coloured with Pm's .

Monday, 16 July 2012

Miss you this festive season

Well as the weather seems to be so rubbish and more like winter in the UK , the theme of Christmas seems about right for us from Totally Gorjuss , but the sponsor they have also makes things shine and that's Crafters Companion and they have a summer sale on :-)

So the items to make this card are nearly all from the sponsor for the week
Card stock - centura pearl from the new darks pack , backing paper from the Mullberry Wood Cd and the stamp and message are also from the same range - all of which are from crafters companion.
I used Pm's and glitter glue from my stash to colour the image in and a spellbinder grand scalloped square die cut on my GC , which yet again is from crafters companion.

The Number 3

So its a one layer week this week at Less Is More and its all about the number 3 . So 3 images , 3 colours or 3 words as long as it was something with 3 then Mandi and Chrissie will be happy with you oh also remember that white space that they like to .

Card 1
Items used - also 3 colours
my new Tim Holtz pens which I am in love with as so many things you can use them for , this time I used them as wash effect and then stamped my horse stamp on top which is from Anita's .

Card 2
Yet again I used my pens on a clarity stamp and also on a message stamp for 3 colours and 3 words.

out for a stroll

Yes the week has gone that quick again and I have been playing with Sketch Saturday , this time I went back to doing a card , even though I still have pictures to scrapbook .
The sponsor for them this time is Simon Says Stamp and they will give the winner a $25 voucher.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Lilac , Flowers and wings

Well its time for some bingo again over at Just Magnolia , so love it when they do this as theme .
So here is the bingo card we had this time
And the sponsor for the week is Embellishments DE who will give the winner a voucher to the value of 15 euros.

I went with Lilac , flowers and wings , suppose you might of guessed that from my title lol.
Items used
centura pearl card , BP from the Sheena Douglas paint fusion Cd , butterfly die - all from crafters companion
flower gems - hobby craft
Tilda with wings - coloured with Pm's
Some pearls from Joanna Sheen


This time at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to have the sentiment as the main part of our card .
And as I have been a bit naughty and not been using my old Xmas cards up to make new ones thought I best start again as the box is over flowing and this one fitted the theme just right .
OK so enough of me need to de-clutter on the sponsor who is Tickled Pink and the winner will get 2 digi images.

so to make my card
I used
Centura pearl card and core'dations - from crafts companion
for the Noel topper - well that was from a old Xmas card and then a few gems from my stash.

On the wall

So this is this week picture for us from JIC and the sponsors for them are
Stamp n Doodle and they will give the winner some digis from their store and the other sponsor is
Scrappers Delights who will give the other winner a gift certificate.

I took the colours from the picture for my card
Items used
card for the base from the paper mill
BP - crafters companion
ribbon and charm from hobby craft
topper - from the Polly pickleberry Cd - coloured with PM's

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Simply Mullberry Woods

So its all about what we want as our theme for the challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenge and the sponsor for them is Kindy Garden and the winner will get 2 digi images,

So for my card I thought I would do a simple Xmas card from my new goodies that I got last wk.
Like I said very simple as the card stock , topper and message is all from the mulberry wood card kit from crafters companion and then some pearls from Joanna Sheen .

Shabby Chic

Over at Wild Orchid Challenge they wanted us to go all shabby but chic with it , I always seem to struggle with this theme as never fully sure what shabby chic means but now I have a Cd with it on so should help me if I ever have this challenge again.
So the sponsor is of course the fabby Wild Orchid Crafts who will give the lucky winner a £15 voucher.

goodies used
Debbie Moore shabby chic Cd - for the papers and toppers
Core'dations - crafters companion
lace , flowers , crystal stems , corners and large blue flower - all from WOC
pearls - Joanna Sheen.

Sunday, 8 July 2012


So its all about the colour Gold over at Less Is More , would so love some proper gold in money form or jewellery lol.
Did nt realises just how much I liked the colour gold till I got playing.

so much so its a 3 card week from me.

card 1
I used up some scrap bits of core'dations , mirri card and a peel off

 Card 2
A Dollie that a friend gave which I inked up and then embossed with some clear powder from my stash , added a flower and message from crafters companion and gold gem to finish off from docrafts.

 Card 3
Spellbinder grand oval die and Gc - from crafters companion
stamp from hero arts which I embossed and added a few gems to.


Thought I would get on and use some of the new Cd's I been hoarding in a pile and this Cd seemed to fit in just right for a Totally Gorjuss theme of a sketch
And its also a gorjuss sponsor for us of Joanna Sheen.

So to make my card I used
paper , ribbon and Dollie from my stash
core'dations  for the mat under the topper - from crafters companion
the topper is from the willow designs Polly Pickleberry Cd
finally the message is from lakeland when they used to do craft so shows how long I ve had it , one of these days there all be gone lol.

longleat page june 2012

I have done this page for Sketch Saturday and I have used , core'dations , clevercut maxi - from crafters companion oh as well as the e-craft from them , the patterned paper is from my mind's eye , then everything else is from my stash.

so if you want to join in here is the sketch and the sponsor for them is Wings and Willows and Becca will give the winner 5 digi images.

Humphery in circles

This fortnights theme is circles , something I seem to be running round in at the moment , but if you fancy some different kind of circles then come and join in at Joanna Sheen Challenge and that means that there is also a £15 voucher up for grabs to use on Joanna's site.

OK I know it doesn't look like many circles but as the pearls are circles , hope they can count.

So what I used to make my card was , Humphrey everyday card kit for the base , toppers and message which are from crafters companion  and then the pearls are from Joanna Sheen.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

winter feeding

Well there is no white here today just grey , horrid and dull wet Sky's in Dorset, so what better than a visit to Winter Wonderland and they have given a theme that I dread with white on white but thankfully the image could be coloured and I had some decoupage that I been wanting to use for a while.
That funnily enough came from the sponsor who is Crafters Companion and the lucky winner will get a £10 voucher.
They have some lovely snowman goodies in prefect for Xmas challenges , yes I did get it lol.
OK so on to my card.
So to make my card
I used white card for the base from the paper mill
then some scraps on centaur pearl which then I embossed with the snowflake and dotty folders on the Gc and finally Humphrey Decoupage from the Xmas kits - all of which is from crafters companion
ooosssp nearly forgot the glitter glue which was from Hobby Craft.

All the B's

So over at Just Magnolia its all about the letter B - so buttons , bows , bling - you get the idea.
And the sponsor for this week is Simon Says Stamp who will give the winner a $25 voucher.

I went for backing paper - buttons - bow and bling
Items used
BP - docrafts
ribbon - fantastic ribbon
bling and buttons - my stash
spellbinder scalloped die from the large set and GC - crafters companion
Tilda - coloured with PM's

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Jubliee page 2012

I am sure you all by now it means its time to play with Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for them is The Craft Barn and they will give the lucky winner a £10.00 voucher.

Yep its another scrapbook page from me.
So I made my page using
core'dations - crafters companion
patterened paper - my mind's eye
ribbon , buttons from my stash
white card for my jounerlling - Joanna Sheen and also the pearl are from her.

use the header

Well as you might of guessed from the picture I am playing over at Less Is More and this time Mandi and Chrissie wanted to get our ideas from the header , lots there I think , well must be as I did 2 cards and could of done more if I have had more time to play.

Card 1
Goodies used
scrap bit of core'dations from crafters companion
flower - prima - Joanna Sheen
card candi - from my stash
message a docrafts stamp

this one was done with some new stamps I got from a comp I won sorry can't remember the name as got rid of the packing but there from America
black mento ink and Tim Holtz walnut stain oh and some pearl from my stash.

Simple bears

This time its all about simple and sweet over at Totally Gorjuss , boy how would love for some simple in my life at the moment seems non stop , well less about me on to the sponsor who is LOTV .

So here is my simple card
items used
card , topper message - from the meadows beard card kit , card centrua pearl which I printed on to from the meadow bears Cd - all from crafters companion.

Out for a sledge ride

So this month its gone all Xmasy over CC Monthly Challenge and I have to say I am loving all the new Xmas goodies they are bring out and can't wait for mine to come and make a good start on my Xmas cards. Oh also the lovely Sara will give a winner a £30 voucher.

So items used
core'dations , Humphrey Xmas CD card companions part of it , Humphrey stamp - all from crafters companion
Humphrey and his friends are coloured with Pm's and some glitter glue from my stash.
Oh also I forgot to say I used the grand scalloped oval die and Gc also from CC again.

bingo with a twist

So we had a bingo theme with a twist and the twist was to add a butterfly set for us from Try It On Tuesday.

I chose Ribbon , 3 background paper and bling for my card
Items used
core'dations - crafters companion
patterened paper - my stash , same for the ribbon and bling
Butterfly is from Anita's