31 October 2010

IDIC #27 - Simply Charm-ing

We have a great challenge for you this week over at I Did It Creations! Simply Charming, to use a charm on your project!
This week we've been using the gorgeous images by Cardmadfairy, check out the full range at the Stitchy Bear and I Did it Creations Crafting Boutique!

I've used this gorgeous image called Stylised Flowers 2, and have coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from Dovecraft Eastern Promise pack and the backing vellum is by Kate Knight. The little charm is a dragonfly!

Thanks for looking and dont forget to visit the main blog to enter the challenge!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Players - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Anything that flies
Digi doodle shops best - Anything goes
Paper pretties - Square cards
Flourishes Tuesdays - No buttons or bows

OSAAT #37 - Christmas

Wow, another Sunday already! I can't believe it's only 8 weeks to Christmas now, I really must start my shopping! To get you in the festive spirit, our challenge this week over at One Stitch at a Time is Christmas!

We have three lovely sponsors!
First up is Easycaft, who are offering a £10 Voucher!
Second, we have I am Roses who have put together a fab selection of flowers!
Last but not least, we have Micheles Scrap, with a $10 Voucher!

For my project, I was given this sweet little Christ-Mouse to use, by Floppy Latte Designs! Pay the Store a visit to see more great images!

I've coloured him with Promarkers and matted onto red and white card, using a MS snowflake border punch at the bottom. I've also added some red and gold ribbon from my stash, some gold punched snowflakes and some stickles on his hat!

28 October 2010

Charisma #43 - Matching Pairs

And my second post for today is to tell you about the new weekly challenge at Charisma Cards! This week we are having fun making a 'Matching Pair', that could be a card and an envelope, or a card and a tag...! We can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Our lovely sponsors this week are...

Lili of the Valley are offering a lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend at their online store! Wow!

And next we have our regular sponsor, Digistamp Boutique! They are offering a generous prize of TEN digi stamps!!

Here's my project this week, I have used this great freebie image I got from Kenny K a while ago, coloured with Promarkers. I've die cut him out with Nellie's rectangle frames, and the edges are inked with Faded Jeans DIs. The papers are by Making Memories, and the little stamp down the border is a tiny energy sports drink bottle, I thought it was quite fun to add it to this card!  The greeting stamps are by Personal Impressions and Dovecraft. The Tag is made from the same paper as the card, and inked aroud the edge with Brushed Corduroy and Peeled Paint DI's.The letters are stamped and the little stars are peel offs.
So what are you waiting for, pay a visit to the Charisma challenge blog to see the inspiration from the very talented DT and get creating your project to be in with the chance of winning one of those FAB prizes!

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

C.R.A.F.T. #74 - Monotone

Welcome to another Thursday challenge at C.R.A.F.T! The theme this week is 'Monotone' - this means use different shades and tones of the same colour (e.g. purple).

Our generous sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, and the lucky winner will receive a choice of either 5 digi stamps or 4 digi stamps and 1 paper pack from their store! How great a prize is that!!!

For my Monotone project, I've used the very pretty 'Miss Kitty', coloured with Promarkers. The papers are by Forever Friends and Dovecraft, the greeting is by Personal Impressions and the ribbon and pearls are from stash.
Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to enter the challenge to be in with a chance of winning some fab digis!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Digi doodle shops best - Anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything goes
Inktegrity - Anything goes
Lexis Creations - Happy birthday

27 October 2010

DS4J #5 - You spin me right round

I hope you all enjoyed the sketch challenge we had on last time at Digistamps 4 Joy! This fortnight, it's time for a new theme, which is....Circles!

I've used this little cutie called Funky Fairy Kelly, and she along with many others can be purchased at the Digistamps 4 Joy store.
I've coloured her with Promarkers and added stickles to her wings and eyes for a bit of sparkle. The scalloped circles are cut with nesties and embossed with scripture embossing folder. The spotty paper is by Dovecraft Back to Basics pack and the sentiment is Craftwork cards. Buttons are from stash!

Thanks for looking, and be sure to check out all the fab inspiration from the DT at the DS4J blog.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft your Passion - Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Stamp something - Use a Digi

24 October 2010

OSAAT #36 Celebrations

This week over at One Stitch at a Time, our challenge theme is 'Celebrations!' I was lucky enough to be working with images from Stitchy Bear, I used the lovely 'The Rehearsal' Silhouettes set.

Visit the OSAAT challenge blog to see the inspiration from the DT and enter the challenge of course! One lucky winner will get 5 fab digis from the Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations Crafting Boutique!!

The papers are by Papermania, I printed the silhouette images directly onto the patterned paper and then used a simple layout to give maximum attention to the lovely images.

This card coud be used to Celebrate a Party or a school Prom!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Stamp something - Digi stamps
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes

21 October 2010

Charisma #42 - Vintage

Happy Thursday everyone! It's nearly Friday which means it's nearly the weekend, woohoo!

Over at Charisma Cardz this week, our challenge theme is Vintage! I have decided to incorporate this into a Christmas card, but first things first, let me tell you about our great prizes on offer!

First up we have Bunny Zoe Crafts, they are offering a lucky winner: Vintage Tilda, Vintage Crochet Flowers and also a set of 6 Christmas Tree charms! What FAB prizes!!

And next we have All That Scraps, who are kindly offering either 4 stamps or 1 stamp set by C.C. Designs!

And now for my project this week. To create the main image, I stamped with a Acirondack Paint Dabber in Pearl onto a scripture stamp and heat dried it, then inked over the words with DIs in Tea Dye and Antique Linen. I then wiped over the scripture with a damp paper towel to remove the ink from the words, see how it shows through the ink? I found this technique in the Tim Holtz book, it's the first time I have tried it and I will definitely be doing it again! The Reindeer is a Papermania stamp, stamped in Stazon. Papers are from Basic Grey and something else which I'm unsure of the maker! The main BP has also been inke around the edges with Tea Dye. Sentiment is Papermania, and the mosaic tiles and ribbon are from stash.

Thanks for Looking!

C.R.A.F.T. #73 - Spooky

BOO!!  Thats right, the challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. this Thursday is 'Spooky'!!

Our fab sponsor this time is Craft Obsessions, and the lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher!

For my project, I've made a door hanger in the spooky spirit. I thought the pumpkin would look a bit too cheerful in colour so I've kept everything monochrome, I think it adds to the eeriness...!

18 October 2010

Stash competition winner...

Well there were a lot of close guesses, but my overall spend came to a grand total of $457.21!

Which makes the closest guess by Craftygranny, who guessed $447! Woohoo, I will get your shiny new inkpad posted off to you :) 

17 October 2010

I Did It Creations #25 Girl of my dreams

This sunday at the I Did It Creations challeng blog, the theme is 'Girl of my Dreams'.

Our lovely sponsor is Beary Dust designs, please take a moment to check out the lovely digi creations here

For my project, I've used the lovely image called 'Angie', isnt she sweet! Coloured with Promarkers, papers from Kate Knight and Papermania, an MS border punch and a ticket sentiment. The little rosebuds were from Home Bargains! I have added a little stickles to the roses and her eyes to give them some sparkle.

OSAAT #35 Embellish it

Happy Sunday eveyone! hope you're all having a good weekend so far! This week, the challenge at One Stitch at a Time is 'Embellish it' with your favourite things! My favourite embellies are glitter and bling, so I have added sparkle and gems on my project!

Our fab sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen, and I have used a digi stamp by Lil Diva, called '3 Hanging Stockings', I need to crack on with my Christmas card so I am taking every opportunity!
Image has been coloured with Promarkers and papers are by DCWV and Dovecraft. I have distressed and inked the edge of the green strip and also inked the edges of the nestie shape  (labels one).

Hop over to the OSAAT challenge blog to see the rest of the fab DTs work and to enter the challenge! Good Luck!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - Get rid of the white
The Crafty Pad - Distressed or torn edges
Hodge Podge - Distressing
Sisterhood of Crafters - Bling
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Ink and distress
Papertake weekly - 3 of a kind (stockings)
Tuesday Throwdown - use 3 of something (stockings)
Ooh la la - Nothing floral

16 October 2010

Stitchy Bear 'Sweet Treat' Image

Do not adjust your monitor! Thats right, I am up and wide awake at 2:30am... what's all that about then? So, as I'm here anyway, I thought I'd blog this card I made earlier today (or should that be yesterday..?)

I've used an image from Stitchy Bear Stamps called Sweet Treats, here is a link to her shop where you can find lots more lovely goodies in the form of digi stamps and papers!

To colour the image I have used Promarkers and have cut the shape with oval nesties. The paper is from the DVWV Nanas Kitchen stack and the sentiment was in a pack from The Works. I've added some stickles to the cupcakes to make them look extra yummy ;)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Gingerloft - Sparkle

Dont forget to enter this weeks challenge over at the One Stitch at a Time Challenge blog - the theme this week is Digi Stamps!

15 October 2010

Playing with Distress Inks

Here's something else I've made using a technique from my Tim Holtz book, by stamping Distress Inkpads directly onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water then pressing white card into it to pick up the ink. The colours I used were Faded Jeans, Broken China and Peeled Paint. The paper is by DCWV and I have inked this around the edges with a blending tool and Faded Jeans ink. The stamped sentiment and stamped buttons are from Papermania. Thanks for looking!

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

14 October 2010

Charisma Cardz #41 More than 1 fold

Welcome to week #41 at Charisma Cardz!! This week we have not one, but TWO great sponsors!

First up is The Cutting Cafe, who are very kindly offering a lucky winner Three Digi Sets of their choice from their store, plus the 'You're in my thoughts' inside and out greetings file!!

Next up we have Donna's Den of crafts, who has sadly just closed down however Donna is offering one last prize for us:
And now onto my challenge card! This week the brief is to use more than 1 fold on your projects! The image was a freebie digi (unfortunately I cant remember where from, if anyone recognises it please let me know so I can give credit!) coloured with Promarkers.
The edges have been inked with Distress ink in Dusty Concord and the papers are from Papermania and DCWV. The border punch is by MS and buttons, gems and ribbon are from stash.

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

Be sure to head over to the Charisma blog to check out the rest of the projects from our very talented team!