31 August 2010

Winner of my blog candy....

Drumroll please.....

Well done, please email me at gemma.atchia@yahoo.com with your address and I'll get it packaged up and sent off to you :)

Thanks to all who entered, I've had so much fun running it I may offer some more soon so do keep an eye out ;)

Coming soon over at OSAAT....

Starting on Saturday 4th September, we have a new game for you all to join in with! Several DT members each week on the Saturday before the new challenge, will be showing a 'Sneak Peek' of Sundays Challenge theme. All you have to do to be in with the chance of a prize, is hop on over to the OSAAT challenge blog and take a guess at what you think the next day's challenge is going to be. Easy huh? ;)

30 August 2010

August Swaps!

Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Hope everyones had a fab weekend!

Just a quick post today to show you the lovely Card and ATC swaps I received this month.

Gorgeous cupcake card from Fifi Folle:

Fab easel  ATC and co ordiating card from Padster:

Thanks to both girlies, I love them :)

29 August 2010

OSAAT #28 - Girly or Photo inspiration

This week, the challenge over at One Stitch at a Time is Girly OR Photo inspiration! I chose to do a Girly theme, but the Photo Inspiration is this:

Our fab sponsor this week is the brilliant Kenny K designs! The winners of this challenge will win some fab Kenny K digi stamps, but if you cant wait that long you can find them on sale here!

 I'm so thrilled I got to use this fab image called Miss Fortune for my project this week! She seems like a feisty one, ooh la la!

I've coloured her with Promarkers and used a sakura stardust gel pen to add some sparkly pink streaks to her hair.
The papers are a Papermania flocked design, the greeting is stamped with versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid - Make it Sparkle
Artful Inkables - Bling it on
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine
For Fun challenges - Ribbon or Lace
Paper Playtime - Anniversary
CRAFT - Anything goes
AUD Sentiments - Anything goes
Rainbow Ladys Challenge Blog - Sparkle and Shine
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes
Just add ink - Material 
Bee Crafty - Anything goes
Aly's - Use pink

In 2 weeks time on the 12th September, we are having a very special challenge over at OSAAT to raise awareness of Autism. Please take a look here and make a note to be sure you join us on the 12th!

23 August 2010

Altered Fudge Tin

This tin started off as an empty fudge tin, and after a lot of faffing around on my part, I've transformed it into a pretty trinket tin. I've used green cardstock along with an olive colour whitewash coredinations card, which has been embossed with cuttlebug folder divine swirls, and then sanded to reveal the lovely olive core.
The flower and swirls were sent to me by my lovely friend Sarah :)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

22 August 2010

OSAAT #27 - Say it with Shapes

Its Sunday again, and you know what that means! Yep, it's time for another challenge over at One Stitch at a Time. This week we're 'Saying it with shapes!' I've interpreted this by making a shaped easel card using nesties lablels1.

To decorate it, I've used the gorgeous paper pack 'Carnivale' by Floppy Latte Designs! Check out more of the range here! I've kept the embellishments to a minimum and just added some flowers and a sentiment, as these beautiful papers really speak for themselves!

Our sponsor this week is Craft Brulee! Please take a moment to visit their site and browse the fab selection of goodies they have!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft your Passion - Anything goes
Wild orchid - One for the Girls
Fab N Funky - Flower Power
AUD Sentiments - Anything goes
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes

Coming up on the 12th September over at the OSAAT blog, we are having an awareness campaign for Autism. Please visit here to find out more.

20 August 2010

My new pride and joy!

As my current laptop is getting a bit old (in laptop terms anyway!) I decided the time was right to replace it. So meet my new Pink Dell laptop! I havent switched it on yet as my OH is out and I like to leave the technical whizzardry stuff to him, he'll transfer all my stuff over for me. But I was just so excited I had to post a pic!! Isn't she beautiful!! I do feel though, that she needs a name, something princessy... I am open to suggestions please!!

19 August 2010

Going Green

Now, green is not a colour I use very often as I just dont think it goes with much. But I was suddenly inspired to make a green and purple combination card, using this perfect cheeky looking image! This is Tiny Tia, a recent freebie from Some Odd Girl. This is the first time I've used one of their images and I must say this little cutie is definitely growing on me!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I have used:
Image Tiny Tia from Some Odd girl, coloured with Promarkers
Coredinations whitewash card embossed with Divine Swirls cutttlebug folder and then sanded.
Martha Stewart border punch
Paper, ribbon and gems from stash.

Thanks so much for visiting me!

Digistamps 4 Joy DT call

Hi everyone! over at digistamps 4 joy they are having a DT call!

To enter I have to showcase one of my favourite creations! So here it is, the image is from Stitchy Stamps and the papers are by papermania. I have die cut the flourish swirls and glittered them, and used my sewing machine to stitch around the edge of the card.

15 August 2010

OSAAT Challenge 26 - Pack a Punch!

Another Sunday, another challenge from the gang over at One Stitch at a Time Challenge blog!
This time our theme is 'Pack a Punch' - to use some sort of punch on your project!

I have used the gorgeous digi stamp 'Air Fairy' by Robyns Fetish. You can see more of her stamps and more in the Stitchy Bear & I Dit It Creations shop.

To make my DT card, I have coloured the gorgeous image with Promarkers and cut it out with a Nellie Snellen frame die. The paper is by Papermania and the flower and leaves (a little hard to see!) are made using punches. Ribbon and gems from stash along with a lot of stickles!!

14 August 2010

My new old shelving!

After a good sanding, a few coats of paint and some TLC my new old storage unit has come up lovely!
I will use it for all things that are in small pots and packages, such as dew drop inkpads, glitters, embossing powders and such like!

13 August 2010

20 years and counting!

I was asked this week to make a 20th wedding anniversary card. As 20th is China, I really wanted to try and include that theme on the card but everything I tried I didnt really like.
So instead I just kept it nice and classic, with a swirly heart cut out on white pearlescent card using my robo, and then backed with acetate. Then I glittered the edges with stickles!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

12 August 2010

Watch this space...

I picked up this cute little shelving unit off ebay for £8.81 including postage! Thought it was to good to miss as I've been looking for something similar for a while. It measures 30x30cm.
Anyway, it needs a bit of doing up so I am going to alter it and use it in my craft room on the wall
This is the 'before' picture, so watch this space to see it completed!
I do love a good project!!

11 August 2010

Blog award from Karen!!

I've been lucky enough to receive this fab blog award from my friends Flourgirl (Karen)! and Brenda!
Here are the rules for this award

1. Thank the person who gave you this award. Thanks Karen!!
2. Copy and display the award on your blog
3. List 3 things you love about yourself

- I love being blonde (although its not natural!)
- That I'm so organized and tidy I rarely lose stuff!
- I'm quite good at baking although never seem to have the time!

4. Post a picture you love

These are my cats, Amber and Silver. In this picture they are having a nice cuddly time! I love this picture as they look so peaceful - I keep a copy of this picture on my desk at work to remind me what is waiting to greet me when I get home :)

5. Pass it on to 5 people - here goes!

Clear(ly) Christmas!

I love working with acetate and really should get round to it more, so when I saw the current challenge over at the Creative Cottage I knew I had to make something to enter! I've really been trying to get a move along with my christmas cards recently, so decided that this was the way to go. I have used acetate for the card base and think that this gives such a great effect in itself, I dont like to cover it all up!

 I have used a Dovecraft snowflake punch, a Hobby Art christmas stamp and paper from The Snowman christmas paper pack. Not forgetting the Stickles of course!! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

9 August 2010

It's Candy Time!!!!

As I've had my blog for nearly 18 months now and have just recently passed 100 lovely followers, I thought it was high time I offered some Blog Candy to say thankyou :)

Included is
Set of acrylic Christmas Stamps
Cuttlebug 'Happy Birthday' Embossing folder
THANKS acrylic stamp
Set of 6 papermania glitters
Selection of 20 6x6 Designer papers
plus a selection of stamped images from my collection!

In order to enter the draw, heres what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Become a follower of my blog (if you arent already!)
3. Spread the word about my candy on your blog (by putting a link to me in your sidebar)
4. Keep your fingers crossed!!

This Candy will be open until 31st August and I will draw the winner at 10pm on that date.

Have Fun!

8 August 2010

Distressing in Blues

Another week gone already, I really must try and post more often! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I have used:
Greeting Farm image coloured with Promarkers
Coredinations whitewash card embossed with Swiss dots and sanded
Papermania Henbury Lane papers
Martha Stewart leaf frond punch
Ribbon and flowers from stash