Thursday, 20 November 2014

My Blogaversary


Good Morning All my beautiful followers, its almost 6 years since I started this blog and 4 since I started my No.2 and so I like to give all my constant followers a thank you for all the wonderful comments youve left and a chance to win some Candy.
I have unfortunately decided that as the parcel is rather heavy to limit my posting to those that live in the United Kingdom and Europe as the post to the rest of world is forbidding and also a problem with customs for you, so although Im most grateful for all your wonderful support I must say that it wouldnt be a good idea to enter this Candy.
Also I would rather that those that just look for Blog Candy as a means of getting free goodies also dont take part as I wont be letting you win it anyway, I hate doing this but there are some people who only enter for Blog Candy in the hope of winning and then selling it for their own gains, this for me is a way of giving to my regulars a very big thank you for all their support.
PS. I have had a very generous offer from one of my very dear friends in the US who has surprised me by offering to give any of my US followers (and they must be one of my regular followers) who is picked by random org,  will be sent some completely different Blog Candy as a prize from the US, so now my very dear US followers you to can take part in this Blog Candy to.
I will also pick a winner from UK and Europe for this Blog Candy to.
Good Luck and thank you, it will stay on here till the 19th November so please put your names under
the Inlinz and I will pick a winner when it ends at 6pm on that date.
 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Challenge #131 - "Trick or Treat" - Pink Gem Challenges

Good Morning Gemsters, over on the Pink Gem Challenges we have also reached Halloween and this theme Challenge is all about "Trick or Treating" and Im sure you will still be trying to get your little ones cards done for next week and we are giving you the chance to do so with this Challenge.
As all ways we are being sponsored by Janet of Pink Gem Designs and Im sure you will want to pay a visit to her website

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/ 

And for my card I chose this sweet "Broomstick Jodie" image for my card I hope you approve of


of what I have done with her and you will find her here, I printed the image onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie Circle die to cut her out and then mounted her onto a Star Circle also from Spellbinders.
The papers I have used are also from Janet and these are called "Halloween" and you will find them here, and I used two of the papers a all over green paper with images on which matches her dress and this was placed as the first mount, then down the middle I have used a stripped paper and used a Martha Steward Spiderweb die and then across the middle I have used a lilac and green white ribbon then on top is a black cat one just to add to it. The sentiment is also from Pink Gem Designs and you will find it here, this was also placed on a lilac mount as was used for the start mount behind the image.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Trick or Treat" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/ 
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.ca/ 
http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.ca/ 
http://sweet7challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Challenge #179 - "Halloween" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Crafters, I hope you are all keeping well and not dreading Halloween which most of you are aware is in a couple of weeks and the theme for this weeks Challenge is all about Halloween so I do hope that you will help us celebrate that and get your cards created and added to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.
Of course we are being sponsored by Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

But of course this is providing you have used one of their products on your card and this could be either a image, paper or printable and you will find lots to choice from on their website The Paper Shelter and at the moment they have a sale on their Halloween products so do give them a browse and see for yourself what they have to offer  you. But even if you dont use their products they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice to play with so you really cannot loose can you.
 And now for my card I hope you like the end result.

 
This little lady is called "Fly Pumpkin Fly" and you will find her here, and I have also used the background paper that came with her for my base card. The black card is from my stash.
I printed the image and then cut her out completely and I then stuck her towards the left of my card. The pumpkins are also from the same background paper but I have printed several and then placed them on the right of my card down the card. The sentiment is one from my stash and this was stamped on a topper and then placed in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Halloween" Challenge.
 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Challenge #178 - "Monsters and Mythicals" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, now its rather unusual for me to take part in the even Challenges but I was asked by my joint Team Leader Marie if I could help her by taking part in this weeks "Monsters and Mythicals" Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and I thought of course I would and as usual our sponsors are the very generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

And they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website The Paper Shelter and that could be either a Image, Paper or Printable and at the moment they have a "Halloween Sale" on so you will benefit from even more the special prices they offer. Even if you dont use one of their images on your card they will still give you 3 image of your own choice.
But Im getting ahead of myself and here is the card I have created.


And this young lady is called  "The Dragon Whisperer" and you will find her here, and I printed her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I cut her out with a Nestabilitie die Labels Die No.4 and a fancy one for the mount out of beige card.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card with my first mount of beige card, and the paper I have used is the background paper that comes with the image, then I placed my mounted image in the center of the card. I then used some scripted paper and rolled it into scrolls which were inked on the ends and tied together with black and white ribbon and placed on top of the printed scrolls already on the backing paper. The sentiment is one from my stash thats been placed on a banner die cut and placed across the top of my card.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented "B" Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this weeks "Monsters and Mythicals" themed Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


ABC Challenges - "V is for Vibrant"

Good Morning Crafters, I dont know about you but it doesnt seem possible that we are halve way through October already and only 14 weeks to Christmas, I do hope that you are getting ahead with your Xmas Cards. Anyway over on the ABC Challenge Blogspot we have arrived at the letter "V" and for our theme we want to see "Vibrant" images and designs.
We are being sponsored this time by

https://www.etsy.com/shop/OakPondCreations?ref=si_shop
and 

http://www.markerpop.com/catalog/
And we were lucky enough to choose a image to play with and I chose this one from Oak Pond Creations

 
And this one is just right for the time of year its called "Halloween Friends" and you will find the image here. I printed it onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it, then cut it out with my rotatrim and created a mount out of black card for it afterwards.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of black card, the papers I have used are from Sweetshoppe "A Wizarding World" digi paper set, and I have used four papers from the set, and also used a Bat Border punch from Martha Stewart on the stripes I have layered down the center. 
I also used some black card and a edge die from Memory Box to create the tombstones at the bottom, and at the top two corners I have used the spider web corner dies and also cut out three bats to finish if of. The Sentiment is also one from my stash and this was also mounted on a piece of black card and placed it in the bottom right hand corner and the mounted image was placed in the middle.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "V is for Vibrant" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Challenge #177 - "Shabby Chic" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Crafters, do you know I almost forgot to write up my DT post for The Paper Shelter, its been a busy couple of days and it went out of my head completely, I was just going to turn of my computer when I realised I hadnt written it up yet. Anyway this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is all about being "Shabby Chic" and I know its debatable as to what is termed as this anyway we leave the choice upto you how you wish to interpretate it. And when you go to visit the Challenge Blog you will see that we have two new Team Members on my A Team and I do hope you will give Jan and Sandra a very warm welcome.
As always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

But as always this comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card, and that could be either Image, Paper or Printable but even if you havent they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice.
And now I want to show you what I have made for this Challenge.


For my card I have chosen this "Time for Tea" image from The Paper Shelter and you will find her here, and I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her. Afterwards I cut her out with a oval Nestabilitie Die and used a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first mount of beige card, I then used the background paper that came with the image and on top of this I have used a circle doily and distressed it with a beige inkpad.
I then placed my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment is one I stamped and mounted on a smaller oval die and mount which was then placed in the bottom right hand corner. I then used several sized roses to create two flower sprays which were placed either side of the image, then below I have used some clock faces and the final flourish are the pearls placed in the top right and bottom left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Shabby Chic" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://agirlwhocraftschalengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://kreativeinkauf-challenge.blogspot.de/ 
http://myartisticadventureschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

ABC Challenges - "U is for Unique"

Good Morning Crafters over on the ABC Challenge Blogspot we are onto another new month and this first one is "U is for Unique" and we are being sponsored by

http://www.stampandcreate.com/

And for my Card I used this gorgeous Magnolia Stamp

she is titled "Tilda with a Bunny Balloon" and I stamped her onto white card before using my Nestabilitie Label Die No.8 to cut her out then used a fancy one for the mount our of pink card. The sentiment is one from my stash and this was stamped onto white card and I then used a label die to cut it out and another for the mount out of the same pink card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of pink card and the papers I used are from Sweetshoppe Digi "A Happy Thought" digi paper set, I used a very pretty paper for the first mount and then I used a square doily placed on top, along the bottom is another of the papers from the set and I used a heart border and stuck it along the bottom.
I placed my mounted image towards the right and then placed my sentiment along the bottom under it. I then used several different sized roses and created a spray with some pink tulle under it and white pearl sprays. To finish of I have used three pearls in two opposite corners.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will take part in this "U for Unique" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Challenge #129 - "Clean and Simple" - Pink Gem Challenge

Good Morning Gemsters, over on the Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot we are now onto our Challenge #129 and this time we want you to create a "Clean and Simple" card and of course we are being sponsored by Janet of Pink Gem Designs

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/
And I decided to used this gorgeous image "Angelique"


I printed Angelique (and you will find her here,) onto white card then coloured it with my Copic pens and then cut her out with Nestabilitie Die Label No.1 and then I used a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card and for my first mount I have used a piece of white pearlescent card and then used a Embossing Folder to create the pattern on it, then around the middle I have wrapped a piece of pink ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount. 
The mounted image was then placed in the middle and the sentiment has been stamped onto another piece of white card and mounted on a diecut from another Nestabilitie die.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot site and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Clean and Simple" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-