Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wild Rose Studio DT card

I made this card following Jolanda's fab sketch on the Create 4 Fun Challenge :-)



I am back with another card using the Lady with Shopping image designed by Dulcie at the Wild Rose Studio I do love these fuller figure ladies, makes me feel less guilty as i'm tucking into a HUGE bar of Cadbury's whole nut !! ,,, keeps my energy levels up :-)
I coloured her with Copics and added glossy accents to her jewellery, handbag clasps and shoes. The papers are My Minds Eye and SU Close to Cocoa cardstock. The ribbon is Martha Stewart seam binding and the flowers are a selection of Prima. I also used my new EK Success punch ,, which I LOVE :-)



Challenges:
Create 4 Fun ,,,, sketch
A Spoonfull of Sugar ,,,,, Spots and Stripes
Wild Orchid ,,, Ribbon and Bows ( real and on the image )
Lets Ink It Up ,,,,, Charm and Favourite image ,,,, I have lots of faves and this is definitly one of them :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek :-)

Winner of my Simon says Stamp sponsored candy

I have just pressed the button ,,,

Here are your random numbers:

32

Timestamp: 2010-09-29 08:38:43

the lucky winner this time is Petra :-)
Congratulations :-) please email me with your choice of House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper stamp and your address :-)

Simon Says ,,,,,Autumn Photo Inspiration Challenge

Thanks for all your fab entries to Jay jays fab sketch last week and hope you will all join us again this week for a fab new theme of Autumn with a gorgeous photo for your inspiration :-)
MS ones are lovely but only good for very thin card eh !!
Steph (Heidi's right hand girl) sent us this photo months ago and we thought it was perfect to make it into an autumn photo inspiration challenge :-)



Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a trolley dash around her store to the value of $25 and she will pay the postage costs too. I was just having a browse there myself earlier and they now have the Laurence Attril for Stampavie stamps ,,, GORGEOUSS I must admit I hadn't heard of him before ,, but I definitely NEED some of these !! CComp Popcorn Bear stamps AND the CComp SWALK stamps are New In too, plus loads of other new goodies !!! :-)



For my card I followed Jo's fab sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge :-)



As soon as I saw this gorgeous Turning Over a New Leaf House Mouse stamp I knew it would be PERFECT for my card :-) I coloured the image with Copics,decoupaged the leaves and added star dust stickles here and there and the edges were inked with Stormy Sky distress ink. The papers are Basic Grey Indian Summer, these were a gift from a lovely blog buddy xx:-) I used my new EK Success swirl punch FANTASTIC !! ( temporarily out of stock but will be back soon :-)) I love these punches ,, they even punch through thick cardstock, even thicker than SU !! brilliant !! I used a Tim Holtz Elegant Flourish Die Cut and Grungepaper to make a swirl. The sentiment is a Stampendous one which I adapted :-) I added a few Robins Nest Dew Drops and some Martha Sewart ribbon to finish :-)



Challenges:
Sketch Saturday ,,,,,, Sketch
Crafty Little Place ,,,, Autumn
Cards For Men ,,, Masculine + Autumn
Craftalicious ,,, Harvest festival/Autumn
Stamptacular Sunday ,,, Seasons Change/Autumn
Craft Your days Away ,,,,, Autumn Doodles
Crafty Emma Store ,,,,, Animals

Jay Jay and thr DT have made some gorgeous creations for you ro see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them :-)

Don't forget to check out the candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog too :-)

Simon Says Stamp Sponsored Fortnightly Candy :-)



the weeks are whizzing by and it will be Christmas before we know it !!

Anyway ,,, time for a new House Mouse Candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp :-)

As many of you know the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge is celebrating it's 2nd Anniversary with a hop so I thought I would join my candy to the challenge ,,, seems only right to me !! :-) AND I made the sketch ,, so even more reason for you all to join in !!!!! :-)
So,,,,all you have to do is enter the challenge and hop and then pop here with a link to your card/creation :-)

there will also be a couple of days where you can enter the next HM&F Monday Challenge too and link your card here,, you will have up until Wed 29th Sept 9 am CET to enter :-)

the DT are allowed to link their cards and any entrants who have entered so far too :-)
The prize will be any House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper of your choice :-)

Good Luck to all :-)




Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wild Rose Studio DT card

I made this card following Jeanette's fab sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge :-)



The image is Lady with Wine designed by Dulcie at the Wild Rose Studio. I coloured her with copics ,, ( B34 and B37 ,, there needs to be a colour in between these too I think ,,, very diffy to blend together !!! ugh ) The papers were a gift from my friend and SU demonstrator Mandy :-) and I used a red cardstock too, a selection of flowers from my drawer and a ribbon, charm and dew drops to finish :-)



Challenges :

Friday Sketchers ,,, Sketch
Incy Wincy ,,, Anything Goes
A Spoonfull of Sugar ,,,, Spots and Stripes


Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) I have a blog candy at the top of my blog sponsored by Simon Says Stamp if you would like to see it :-)

Papertake Weekly ,,,, Dawny's Sketch :-)

We all love our furry friends eh !! We had loads of fab entries to our Animal Antics Challenge ,, thanks so much for joining us :-)

This week Dawny has made another one of her fabulous sketches for us to follow on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)

We are sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fabulous trolly dash around her store for one lucky entrant :-)



For my card I used my lovely new LOTV stamp from a Merry Christmas set. I coloured the image with my trusty copics and added ultra fine glitter everywhere :-) don't you just LOVE her hat !! I want one !! :-) The papers are Basic Grey, Craft Creations and pink coredinations. The snowflake was made with a Spellbinders die cut. I used 2 star eyelets and some card candy to finish :-)




Challenges :

LOTV,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Untraditional Christmas
One Stop Crafts,,,, Snowflakes in September
Totally Gorjuss ,,, Christmas
Bah Humbug ,,,,, Stars (star eyelets)

thanks for looking :-) Our fab GD's and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so please pop ove to the Papertake Weekly Challenge to see them :-)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nicola's Candy :-)




Nicola, my lovely teamie on the Sketch and Stash Challenge, has a lovely candy on offer :-) ,, go to her blog for further details :-)

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,,,,, Back to Skool :-)

We had a fabulous response to our House Mouse & Friends Monday 2nd Anniversary Hop :-) Thanks you to all who entered and don't forget to link your entry with my Simon Says Stamp Sponsored candy for a chance to win a HM stamp of your choice !! :-) The DT can enter too :-)

Before moving on to our next challenge I would like to say a sad farewell to our teamie Curt :-( Curt has stepped down from the team and we will all miss him terribly ,,, a fabulous team player !! We will miss you Curt xx We will however continue to stalk you :-)

The theme for the next 2 weeks is

BACK TO SCHOOL :-)

We know most of the children are aready back in school but I am sure they all still need notebooks /diaries/clipboards etc :-)




I made a note book and I bought this cute Amanda Writes stamp specifically for this challenge ,, isn't she fab !! I saw this on a DT's blog ages ago ,,I can't remember who's tho and have had it at the top of my wish list ever since :-) ,, such a versatile stamp ! :-) i coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink ,, I wanted a dirty used look :-) The papers are Basic Grey Craft and Manilla paper pads. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and a few buttons from my drawer ,, think those are Basic Grey too ? The little school bus charm was a gift from Mary and America to welcome me to the team :-) thanks girls xx




I also made a couple of post-it noteholders while I was at it :-) For these I followed Leann's lovely simple sketch on the Cute Card Thurdsay Challenge :-)



Challenges

Cute Card Thurday ,,,,, Sketch
Allsorts ,,,, Plain and Simple,, the post it note holders are :-)
Crafty Emma's Store ,,,,,, Animal Antics
The Stamp Man ,,,,, Altered ,,,, the basic board is offcuts from my friendly frame shop,, so I altered them :-)
ABC Challenge ,,,, D is for Distressing
Stampin Royalty ,,, Anything But a Card

Don't forget to link your entries to the candy at the top of my blog :-) You have until Wednesday to join in :-)

Sketch and Stash ,,,, Sue's Sketch

Thanks for all your Sketch and Stash Challenge entries over the last 2 weeks :-)

Time for a new sketch and Sue has made a gorgeous one for us to follow again and don't forget to tell us what your new or unused stash is, we are nosey and NEED to know lol :-)

We are sponsored by Whimsey Stamps and the DT were given a selection of gorgeous images to use. I used this lovely new Floating Away image by Katie's Digital Critters



I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with dusty concord distress ink. The papers and brad are Basic Grey Kioshi and SU brown card for layering. The sentiment was made using a Tim Holtz ticket sentiment set and die cuts.



Challenges:
One Stitch at a Time ,,,, Anything Goes
Ali Factory ,,, Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz ,,,, Anything Goes
A Spoonfull of Sugar ,,, Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday ,,, Digi + Girls

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for us to see so hop on over to the Sketch and Stash Challenge to see them :-)

Here is Sue's fab sketch :-)


Sunday, September 26, 2010

did you enter the HM& F Monday Hop ???

If so you are eligible to enter my fortnightly candy sponsored by Simon Says Stamp :-) I am not telling everyone ,,, just my followers ,,, ssshhh :-)

Just Cute Bears ,,,, Swirls and Bling :-)

This is my 4th and final card as a GD on the Just Cute bears Challenge ,,,, my next one will be a DT card instead !! Woo Hoo !!,,, I have been asked to stay on the team !! Thanks girls :-) I am looking forward to being a fully fledged girlie :-)

From this week the challenge is going to be fortnightly ,, so you have until the 10th October to make your entries ,, loads of time eh !! :-)

The theme for the next fortnight is

SWIRLS AND BLING :-)


We are sponsored by the lovely Paula from Pollycraft and one lucky winner will have the chance of winning 10 digi images !! :-)



For my card I used my lovely new LOTV stamp ,, I coloured the image with copics and added ultra fine glitter and stickles for sparkle. The papers are My Minds Eye and SU Artichoke cardstock. I used my lovely new EK Success swirl punch and a Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die cut. The flower was made using a Tim Holts Tattered Floral die. I used watercolour paper and distress inks for this, you can see a tutorial on how I made this on Christina's blog.
I love the Diamond Dust she recommends,,, brilliant for snow in shaker cards too :-)



Challenges:

LOTV ,,,,, Untraditional Christmas, is this OK ,, not sure if its untraditional enough ,, sorry if its wrong :-/

Crafty Emma Store ,,,,, Animal Antics

One Stop Crafts ,,,, Snowflakes in September ,, (there are snowflakes on the DP and the image is covered in snow) :-)

Totally Gorjuss ,,,, Christmas

Paper Romance ,,,, handmade flowers

Tuesday Morning Sketchers ,,,, handmade flowers

Thanks for looking :-) Please pop over to the Just Cute bears Challenge and see the gorgeous cards the DT have made and please join in :-)

I have a blog candy at the top of my blog that you might like to take a peek at ,, it closes in 3 days so not long !! :-)


Friday, September 24, 2010

Stamp Something ,,,,,Fall/Autumnal Colours

Wow !!! we had loads of fabulous entreis to our September Digi Challenge :-)

This week we have another fab theme

FALL/AUTUMN COLOURS

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi of Simon Says Stamp so a lovely shopping spree on offer !! :-)

We are also welcoming 3 new DT members ,, Shannon makes her debut today and Ellie and Pattie join us next week :-) Welcome aboard girls :-)

For my card I followed Joey's fab sketch on the Penny Black Challenge :-)



To be honest ,,, this looked better in my head lol :-) ,,, I am not overly fond of this effort but I just don't have the time at the mo' to make another one !! It will have to do !! :-)
I used the lovely Penny Black Fantasy Tree stamp ,,, such a gorgeous stamp :-) I stamped it with Hero Arts Latte chalk ink and inked the edges with vintage photo and rusty hinge distresss inks. the papers are Basic Grey Indian Summer, these were a RAK from a lovely blog buddy :-) xx I distressed all the edges with a Tim Hiltz tool and inked them too ,,, then smothered platinum stickles everywhere. I found a lovely leaf and brown rose in my drawer. The ribbon is very fine organza and the little acorn is a button :-)

Challenges ,,,,
Penny Black Challenge ,,,, Sketch
Creative Card Crew ,,,,,, Autumn/Fall
Everybody's Art Challenge ,,,,,, Autumn
Paper Playtime ,,,, Autumn
Wild Orchid ,,,,,, Ribbons and Bows
Corrosive ,,,,, Clean up your Dust ,,, this stamp is badly neglected ! Unused since before last Christmas
Craftalicious ,,,, Thanks (it is stamped on the bottom right corner)
Paper Sundaes ...... Fall or Halloween Colours

thanks for looking :-) Please pop over to the Stamp Something Challenge to see all the fabulous creations the DT have made and give Shannon a warm welcome :-)

Don't forget to check out the blog candy at the top of my blog before you rush off :-)




Totally Papercrafts ,,, It's Kind of Magic

Thanks for all your entries last week and we hope you join us again this week :-)

This week it is Mel's turn to choose the theme on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge and with all the Harry Potter fans out there this is a good un !! :-)

It's a Kind of Magic :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fabulous prize on offer :-)



For my card I followed Martine's sketch on the Basic Grey Challenge :-)I used my lovely WOJ A Little bit of Magic stamp. I coloured her with copics and decoupaged her onto a nestie oval, this was inked with vintage photo and dusty concorde distress inks, the cat is a Tim Holtz Kitty Cat stamp ,, scary eh ! :-) The papers are Basic Grey ( Kioshi I think ) and I used a Martha Stewart Icicle border punch. I made the skull charm using a TH skull stamp, white stazon and some black shrink plastic ( thanks Alison xx :-)) The ticket and stamp are also Tim Holtz goodies ,, a die cut and stamp set :-)



Challenges:

Basic Grey ,,,,,,, Sketch

Stamps R Us ,,, Halloween

Thanks for looking :-) Pop over to the Totally Papercrafts Challenge to see the fab creations the DT have made :-) and don't forget to check out the candy at the top of my blog too :-)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,, Jay Jay's sketch

Good Morning all :-) Thank you all for your fabulous 'Move It' creations :-) Time for a new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge

We are really sad to announce that Martine has stepped down from the team :-( We are really sad to lose her but know that we will continue to keep in touch xx :-) Good Luck hunny xx

Moving on to our new challenge :-) We are pleased to welcome JAY JAY who will be joining us for the next 4 weeks :-) Jay Jay has also designed this fabulous sketch for us all to follow



We have all used Sarah Kay images this week ,, if you have any we would love to see them, but you can use any images you like :-)

As usual Heidi is giving one lucky entrant the fab prize of a $25 shopping spree to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp Superstore :-) did you see the All New Just In goodies ?? You will be spoilt for choice !!






For my card I used the lovely Adele enjoying Fresh Apples stamp. I coloured the image with copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink I then added star dust and platinum stickles here and there The papers are Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg,the flowers are Prima and the sentiment is Hero Arts I made the tag with a die ,, no idea the brand and the twine is from American Tag I added glossy accents to the apples and a few green Robins Nest Dew Drops to finish :-)



Challenges :

Simon Says Stamp challenge on the Papercraft Planet site ,,, Thanks + Autumnal colours

Craft Your days Away ,,, Autumn Doodles

Everybody's Art Challenge ,,,, Autumn

Stampin for the Weekend ,,,,, Tag It

Creative Card Crew ,,,, Autumn/Fall

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-) Don't forget to check out my Simon Says Stamp sponsored candy at the top of my blog :-)

ABC Christmas Challenge,,,,,, 'T' is for Trees :-)

Good morning :-) Thanks for all your lovely Santa cards over the last 2 weeks :-) We are already up to 'T' !! Christmas will be here before you know it !!

The theme for the next fortnight on the ABC Christmas Challenge was chosen by Jayne and she chose

T for Tree with the optional extra of buttons :-)

We are sponsored by Regina at The Cutting Cafe ,, so a fabulous prize of 3 digi sets on offer :-)

For my card I followed the sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge :-)

Gillian Roberts Snowman stamp the papers and snowflake are My Minds Eye. I used loads of ultra fine glitter and a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch The sentiment is Hero Arts.



thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards and creations for you to see so hop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge to see them :-)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Papertake Weekly ,,,,, Animal Antics Challenge

Tuesday morning and time for a new theme over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge.

ANIMAL ANTICS

We are sponsored by Wendy at Digital Delights so some gorgeous digi images on offer !! :-)



I used these lovely Penny Black 'For a Spin' and 'the Moos' stamps. i coloured the image with copics and added Glossy Accents to the chickens beaks and glaze pen to her horns and hooves The papers are Basic Grey from the Cupcake paper pad. The ribbbon was in my drawer and I bought this lovely bike charm specifically to use with this image ages ago :-)



Challenges :

Cards for Men ,,,, Masculine and Transport
Cupcake Craft ,,,, Transport
Secret Crafter ,,,,,, Anything Goes
Stamp Scrap and Doodle ,,, Bithdays
A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,, Anything Goes

Thanks for looking :-) hope you join in with our challenge and don't forget to check out the candy at the top of my blog :-)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bah Humbug meets Winter Wonderland :-)

Definitely THE last card for today ,, but guess what !! I just saw that I won a spot prize on the Bah Humbug Challenge :-) I had just gone to have a look at the GD and DT cards ,,again ,, whilst the stickles was drying and my name was there in big RED letters :-) Thanks girls ,, I am really looking forward to seeing what the surprise is ,,,, hopefullly not a lump of coal ,, lol :-),, being a miners daughter I was often threatened with that if I was naughty :-)



The theme on the Bah Humbug Challenge is make the text the focal point and the Winter Wonderland is Monochromatic ,, I hope the touch of red and orange doesn't disqualify me ! :-/
I used this very cute Greeting Farm snowman image and made a shaker card using him as the 'O' in Snow :-) The paper is from a wild Rose Studio CD and a little Funky Fairys paper too . the S, N AND W were cut out on my cricut and smothered in star dust stickles. the actual snow is Diamond Dust ,, it really looks like icy snow and is quite heavy so it falls nicely and you can really hear it shake :-) I added a few PM glimmer dots to finish.



I am also entering this into the Anyone for Anya Challenge which is Monochromatic too :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I am going to have something to eat and then a hop around to see what you have all been doing this weekend :-)