30/07/2011

PBSC - Penny Black-Ground!

Good Morning!
Fingers crossed by the time your reading this I should be enjoying the last few days of my Cruise, hopefully I shall also have a tan by this time! lol
This week at PBSC our theme is Penny Black-Ground, for this we want to see you make a Background from your Penny Black Stamps. I don't usually do this style myself so it was a nice change and I have to admit I'l definitely be doing it again as I love the results. It's just a pity the photograph doesn't really show the different layers very well.

This card fits the Challenges at:
ALLSORTS - FREE 'N' EASY




RECIPE:
PB Stamps
Embossing Powders by Heat It Up & Inkpads
Dew Drops & Ribbon from Stash

Thanks for Popping by & Have A Good Weekend!
Happy Crafting!
xxx

27/07/2011

Creative Inspirations - Sketch!

Good Morning!
This week at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS we have a Sketch for you all to play along with!


I dug out one of my Strawberry Charms that I have had for ages and sadly neglected, I think it goes great with this image :)

This card fits the Challenges at:
STAMP SOMETHING - EMBELLISH IT
ALLSORTS - FREE 'N' EASY
CUPCAKE CRAFT - SHABBY SPARKLE
PAPER SUNDAES - BEACHY OR SUMMER
(My Images are always raised on 3D Foam Squares)






Copic Ciao Markers - C-1, E00, E21, E31, E33, R27, YG63, YG67

RECIPE:
Magnolia Stamp
Sentiment Stamp by Cat's Life Press
Lemonade Papers
Nesties
Cheesecloth
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist, Twinklets, Ribbon & Dew Drops from Stash

Thanks for Popping By!
Happy Crafting!
xxx

26/07/2011

Everybody Art - Garden!

Good Morning!
Well as your reading this I shall be travelling to the airport to take me to a cruise ship for 7 days in the Med hehe but don't worry I have managed to get some DT Projects done so I still have something to share with you all while I'm away :D That is so long as Mr Blogger behaves!

As you know over at ASFOS our Challenge has been extended so you still have time to enter our previous Challenge of Tags! However this week at EVERYBODY ART we have a new Challenge and the theme is Garden!

This card fits the Challenges at:
STAMP SOMETHING - EMBELLISH IT
ALLSORTS - FREE 'N' EASY





Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, YG03, BV00 & BV02

RECIPE:
Magnolia Stamp
Sentiment Stamp by Cat's Life Press
Lemonade Papers
Nesties
Cheesecloth
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist, Twinklets, Ribbon & Dew Drops from Stash

Thanks for Popping By!
Happy Crafting!
xxx

24/07/2011

Tilda with Rose Petals!

Good Morning!
You may remember on friday I showed you what my postie had brought me, well of course I just HAD to have a play with my new tilda that day! I should've been doing my DT Projects for when I go away next week but I just couldn't resist having a play with her first lol

This card fits the Challenges at:
STAMP SOMETHING - EMBELLISH IT
ALLSORTS - FREE 'N' EASY
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - GETTING CUTE
(My Images are always raised on 3D Foam Squares)

The Heart Stamp and Sentiment are from the Magnolia Winter Kit 2009, I thought they would go really well with this image :)





Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, R20 & BG72.

RECIPE:
Magnolia Stamps & Papers
Nesties
MS Doily Lace Punch
Cheesecloth
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist, Twinklets, Ribbon & Dew Drops from Stash

Thanks for Popping By!
Happy Crafting!
xxx

23/07/2011

PBSC - Starburst!

Good Morning!
This week at PBSC our theme is Starburst! I was a little stuck for this as I don't use stars on my work that often so I had to ponder over this theme for a while lol In the end I remembered that I had a stamp unused that would fit the Challenge. I used a technique of Heat Embossing on this card and decided to create my on Design Paper!
Unfortunately it was such a pain to photograph so it doesn't quite catch it all properly! I used 3 different Embossing powders - Gold, Silver Pearl & Clear along with a Black Inkpad.
Here is a piccie of the Design Paper before I cut it up for the card:


I think this would make a great paper for a contemporary male christmas card.

This card fits the Challenges at:
PAPER SUNDAES - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
CUPCAKE CRAFT - WISH UPON A STAR
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - FOR HIS EYES ONLY
STAMP SOMETHING - EMBELLISH IT
(You may of noticed that Dew Drops are one of my all-time fave embellishments!)

If you double-click the photo you should be able to see the lighter stamped layers better.



RECIPE:
PB Stamps
Embossing Powders by Heat It Up
Dew Drops & Ribbon from Stash

Thanks for Popping by & I hope you can play along!
Happy Crafting!
xxx

22/07/2011

Look What My Postie Brought Me!

Good Morning!
I just thought I would pop by this morning and say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have left comments recently and become new followers! It means such a lot to me that people enjoy looking at my creations :)

I was planning on having a card to share with you all today but I decided yesterday morning I would file all my Digi's & Downloads properly on my laptop and before I knew it I was still sat there doing so at 9pm at night! lol So instead I thought I would show you the goodies that my Postie brought me this morning!
First he brought me some more GORGEOUS Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts including some of those Christmas Berries :)


Then he brought me some Blue Dew Drops and a second-hand Tilda with Rose Petals stamp that I snapped up! lol


Before I go can I just remind you that if you are interested the CARDS FOR SALE ON EBAY will be ENDING TOMORROW.
Lastly here is a sneak peek of what I have to share with you tomorrow for PBSC!


Thanks for Popping By!
Happy Crafting!
xxx

21/07/2011

Tilda & Edwin Sweetie Jar!

Good Morning!
Before I start I'd just like to say that I have some ***NEW*** MAGNOLIA STAMPS FOR SALE which you can find HERE.

I have something a little different to share with you today! I was clearing through some old dried herbs & spices the other days and I thought it would be a shame to throw away the glass jars they came in, so I washed & scrubbed them!
I thought that one of the uses of these jars could be as a sweetie gift, so I decided to give decorating one of the jars a go! The sweets I used were chocolate limes so I this gave me my colour scheme. I have to admit that this jar now lives on the shelf with some of my favourite cards that I've made :)

This creation fits the Challenges at:
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - GETTING CUTE
MAGNOLIA DOWN UNDER - CREATE A SCENE





Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, R20, YG63 & YG67.


RECIPE:
Magnolia Stamps
MS Doily Lace Punch
Nesties
Cheesecloth
Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist, Twinklets, Ribbon & Dew Drops from Stash

Thanks for Popping By!
Happy Crafting!
xxx

20/07/2011

Creative Inspirations - Around The World!

Good Morning!
I'd just like to quickly say thank you for all the comments I have received recently, they really do make me smile when I read them :)
This week at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS it is the turn of one of my Design Team to choose the theme! This month's Teamie is CAROLINE and she has chosen theme of 'Around The World!'. If your a bit stuck you could think of images suited to certain countries (Japanese, Cowboy, Indian etc...). Or you could think out of the box and go for a sentiment which includes the phrase or destinations. Hope I haven't complicated it any more by attempting some examples! lol Also Caroline got to choose a guest DT for this week's Challenge so I do hope you will go check out what they came up with!

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CHALLENGE ENDS AT 9pm MONDAY EVENING INSTEAD OF 9pm TUESDAY EVENING***

This card fits the Challenges at:
COLOUR CREATE - CREAM, AQUA & PALE PINK
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - GETTING CUTE
ALL THAT SCRAPS MAGNOLIA - HOT HOT HOT DAYS OF SUMMER





I also thought I would start showing the Copics that I have used if anyone will find it helpful?


Copic Ciao Markers - C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, R20 & BG72.

RECIPE:
Magnolia Stamp
WOJ Stamp Sentiment
Bo Bunny Papers
Nesties
Cheesecloth
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist, Twinklets, Ribbon & Dew Drops from Stash

Thanks for Popping By!
Happy Crafting!
xxx

19/07/2011

ASFOS & Everybody Art!

Good Morning!
This weeks Challenge over at A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR will last an extra 2 weeks due to us taking a little holiday, that means you will have some extra time to add more entries :) This also comes in handy as this time next week I will be on holiday myself! Don't worry though I am doing some DT Work before I go so I can still show you some creations ... as long as mr blogger lets me schedule them correctly of course! lol
Onto the Challenge, we want to see some Tags!

The Tag I have made can also be used as a Christmas Decoration and I added a shaker part to make it that little more special.
This fits the Challenges at:
TOTALLY TILDA - CHRISTMAS DECORATION TO HANG
PAPER SUNDAES - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
ALLSORTS - FREE & EASY
STAMP SOMETHING - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - GETTING CUTE




RECIPE:
Magnolia Stamp
Basic Grey Paper
PB Stamp Sentiment
Nesties
Sizzix Originals Snowflake Die
Glimmer Mist, Twinklets, Acetate, Glitter, Ribbon & Dew Drops from Stash

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Over at EVERYBODY ART we want to see some Dots! I made a card for this Challenge and to fit the theme I decided to colour my Image using the technique of 'Pointillism' again!
I came across the website Tickled Pink a few weeks ago and I finally bought something from the today, this Digi Image. Don't you think she's a cutie?
I am also entering this into their DT CALL.

This fits the Challenges at:
SIMON SAYS STAMP - ANYTHING GOES
BUNNY ZOES CRAFTS - FUN IN THE SUN





RECIPE:
Tickled Pink Digi Stamp
Sentiment Stamp by Cat's Life Press
Basic Grey Paper
Cuttlebug 'Swirls' Embossing Folder
Nesties
Cheesecloth
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist, Twinklets, Ribbon & Dew Drops from Stash

Thanks for Popping By!
Happy Crafting!
xxx