Wednesday, 19 November 2014

My Blogaversary

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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.
 

Challenge #183 - "A Card for a Child" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Crafters, dont forget my blog candy finishes tonight at 6pm if youd like to enter please do, I will be picking a winner after its finished and should be able to announce it very quickly afterwards. I cannot believe that I have been running this blog for 6 years and my No.2 blog for 4, those years have flown so quickly and so much has happened in that time, youve heard of hatched, matched and despatched well Ive certainly had a few of those in that time, firstly my husbands daughters have produced three grandchildren and my grandson gave me my first great grandson, then my grandson and his wife got married and also my eldest daughter got remarried, and to finish of we lost my dear father in law and mother in law and my own mum in the last five years. It always amazes me that we manage somehow to carry on and cope with these things but I suppose thats why we are put here to do that.
Anyway todays Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is all about creating "A Card for a Child" and I know a good 50% of our cards are made for these little people so I dont think you will have any trouble with this theme. And before I carry on in two weeks time we are having something really special on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot so I really do hope that you will be visiting us then.
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 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 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 please dont forget that we only allow 3 entries into our Challenges and at least one of them must have a TPS Image or product on it.
And here is the Card I made for this Challenge.

I created this card for my Great Grandsons 2nd Birthday and I have used this "Adorable Fireman"  you will find him here, and printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him. I then cut him out with my rotatrim and mounted him onto a mount of yellow card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of yellow card, the paper is also from the same digi set as the Fireman and you will find it here. I then placed my mounted image in the middle of the shield shape and I created the sentiment on my computer and placed this also on a mount of yellow card. The number in the top right hand corner is a wooden one thats been coloured with a inkpad and is one from my stash.
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 enter this "A Card for a Child" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 15 November 2014

ABC Challenges - "X is for Xtra Special"

Good Morning Crafters, well would you believe it we are already half way through November and only 6 weeks to Xmas hasnt this year flown by, I cannot believe that in a couple of weeks it will be my 72nd Birthday I think as you get older the year must get shorter. Anyway this fortnights Challenge over on ABC Challenge Blogspot is all about the letter "X" and this is for someone Extra Special in your life.
For this Challenge we are being sponsored by


As I already had several images of my own I decided to use this one.

Her name is "Delores D'ammage" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her and afterwards used Nestabilitie Die Labels No.8 to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount out of yellow card, the papers I have used are from Sweetshoppes "A Fresh Start" digi paper set and I used one paper for the background and two for the mounts, the first is a dark orange yellow and then on top is a more citric yellow, I then placed a sheet of spiderweb across the whole card and placed my mounted image in the middle towards the top. The sentiment is one form my stash and this was cut out with a Heartfelt label die and placed in the bottom right hand corner.
To finish of I have used several of the left over papers and a few different punches to create the flowers that you see in the top left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pop over to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for this "X is for Xtra Special" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://a-crafty-mess.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ 
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/ 
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stempelsonne.blogspot.co.uk/ 


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Challenge #181 - "For the Man in your Life" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I hope that you are ready for the celebrations tonight, we have been experiencing Fireworks for the last week and no doubt it will go on till this coming weekend. This year its a bit more frightening for our dog as someone let one of not very far from her and of course it made her jump, so if you have pets dont forget to make sure they are indoors.
For the Challenge this week over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is all about that MAN in your life, and if your like me you have a very special man/boy you can think of who would love one of your cards. Its not always easy to create cards for them I know but as I say if hes someone special its time you had a try.
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 please dont forget that we only allow 3 entries into our Challenges and at least one of them must have a TPS Image or product on it.
And now for the card I created for this Challenge.


 For my card I have used "The Aviator" and you will find him here, I have printed him onto white card and coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards I cut him out using my rotatrim and also used a piece of beige card for the mount. The sentiment was created on my computer and then printed and mounted up in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a mount of beige card, the paper is the backing paper that comes with this particular image "The Aviator" and you will find it here. I then placed my mounted image in the center towards the top and the sentiment below. To finish of I have used some candie in all four corners, just to balance up the design.
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 "For the Man in your Life" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/ 
http://paperminutes.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/autumn-colors.html
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

ABC Challenges - "W for Water"

Good Morning Crafters, welcome to a brand new month, hasnt the year flown its Christmas in a few weeks now I hope that you have started sorting out your Christmas cards, luckily I have spend three days this week getting them inserted, written and put in envelopes, but Ive still got six more to make. Anyway this months challenge is "W for Water" over on the ABC Challenge Blogspot and for this one we are being sponsored by



And here is the card I made for this Challenge.


And for the image I have used a brand new design from Marianne Designs I have printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him. Afterwards I used Heartfelt Designs Die to cut him out and a larger one for the mount. The sentiment was one I found on the internet and then printed this also onto white card and cut this out also using a Heartfelt Designs Label die.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card the 3 papers I have used are from Sweetshoppes "Make a Splash" design set, and I have used three papers, the first a blue background with splash signs on, the second a orange zig-zag pattern and this I used a border punch that looked like waves, and the third is a strip down the middle with stars on and a white background.
The mounted image was then placed in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom towards the right. The last thing was the six candi buttons that were stuck down the left hand side.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to our "ABC Challenge Blogspot" and take part in this "W for Water" Challenge and I look forward to seeing your cards or projects.

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:-