Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just look what the postie brought :-)

I saw this gorgeous creation on Anne's blog AKA Craftyanny a few days ago click here to see her post :-)

This morning the postie popped it in my letterbox :-) What a lovely surprise ,,, I am absolutely thrilled to receive this :-)
Thank You so much for this Anne ,,, I love it and the images are lovely :-) I will definitely be using them :-) I love the Squigglefly image you used on the front ,, :-)

Now onto some explanations ,,, Joanne AKA Crafting Joanne has started a new blog called Pay It Forward Crafting Style :-)

You need to go to the blog to see what it is all about and hopefully you will join in too ;-)

I will be sending a RAK to one of you too,,, so I will be back soon with a piccy of what someone will receive ,,, just give me a few days to get myself organised !! :-)

ABC Challenge 'M' is for Masking :-)

Well my first fortnight as a menber of the ABC Challenge DT was busy ! We had over 400 entries !! WOW !! Thank you to everyone for joining us and for the lovely comments you left for the DT too :-)

For our theme this week we have one of my fave techniques for you :


We are being sponsored by the fabulous Katarina from Whiff Of Joy :-) She had given us one of her fabulous stamps ,, perfect for all your Valentines Cards :-) Katarina is also looking for Guest Designers if you are interested in applying :-)

For my card I used the lovely Willow with Hot Chocolate stamp and her lovely comfy arm chair :-) I coloured her with copics and then cut the whole image out and decoupaged it onto some stripey 'wallpaper looking' paper :-) The papers are from a Papermania Regency paper pad, these are perfect with this image and I specifically bought this pad to use with these stamps !! :-) All the edges were inked with antique linen distress ink to give it an 'antique' look.

The beautiful rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts, I made some glimmer mist using antique linen didtress ink and a little water and a couple scoops of perfect pearls, which I then sprayed the flower with ,, then added some stickles for added sparkle :-)

The beautiful charm was a gift from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp ,, I love these antique looking ones ,, makes a lovely change from silver :-)

The sentiment is from a Clare Curd Papermania sentiment set and I added a few chocolate drops to finish :-)

Here's a close up ,,, isn't she lovely :-) I hope you will all join us again for this challenge :-) You have 2 whole weeks to enter ,,, so you all have plenty of time :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some wonderful cards for you to see so pop over to the challenge blog to see them and please leave them a comment:-)

One more thing before I go ,,, PLEASE turn Off word verification ,,,, There is really no need to have it on. You can use comment moderation to screen comments ,,, and if you do get spam ,, just delete it, don't make us all have to go through all that hassle !!

Thanks x x x ;-)

Winner of the House Mouse Stamp Candy :-)

I had an amazing 85 entries for the House Mouse of your choice candy :-) I am just about to press the button ,,, I wonder who will be lucky this week ??? Lets find out ,,,,

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Timestamp: 2010-01-20 10:44:33 UTC

the lucky girl this week is MINA :-) Congratulations Mina ,,, will you just email me with your choice of House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hopper stamp , and your address and we will post it out to you :-)

Simon Says PUNCH IT :-)

We had a fantastic response to our Shabby Chic Challenge :-) I must say the high turn out really surprised us ,, we thought we were giving you quite a difficult one ,,, I thought it was difficult and almost threw a sickie lol :-) BUT ,, it seems you loved all the lace and distressing :-)

Also as most of you know we are looking for TWO designers to join our Simon Says Stamp Challenge team :-) If you are interested you have until next Tuesday evening to enter the call :-) Good Luck to everyone :-) We know this is going to be a difficult decision ,,, the entries so far have been amazing and we know that MANY will be disappointed ,, but Heidi has put her foot down and said we can't ask everyone otherwise she would go bankrupt !!! :-)

Anyways ,,,,, on to the challenge this week ,,, we thought you could get all your aggressions out and start PUNCHING :-) Yes you have to use at least one punched item on your card ,,, or a corner punch ,,, :-)

We have the lovely and very talented Sue AKA Scoopystuff joining us in the Designer Spotlight this week :-) If you haven't visited her blog you should ,, not only are her cards fabulous ,, but she is so funny too and you are sure to leave her blog with a smile on your face :-)

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge :-) I used my new lovely Happy Hoppers stamp this one is called Recipe for Friendship :-) very cute eh :-)
I coloured the image with copics and used crackle glaze on the bowl.

I used various punches :-) I used my lovely Martha Stewart border punch, it is actually a round the page one ,, :-) a leaf punch and for the sentiment I used SU oval and scalloped punches

The papers are Basic Grey and the flowers are Prima
which were sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist and stckles for added sparkle :-) I also used a few Robins Nest Dew Drops :-)

I am also entering this card into the following challenges :

the Colour Create Challenge ,,,,,,,Kraft , Blue . White

Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge ,,,,,, Layers

Creative Card Crew ,,,, PUNCHES ;-) ha ha

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) Sue and the DT have made some fabulous cards for you to see so pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them and don t forget to leave them a nice comment on their personal blogs too :-)

I will be back soon to announce my fortnightly candy, in the meantime ,, please go and turn off the word verification on your blog if it is turned on !!!! :-) I will keep pestering you all you know !!! :-) I am on a mission to rid blogland of it :-)

My Fortnighty Candy Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

As you know I do love House Mouse Stamps ,, and I know that many of you do too so that is what I have chosen as my fortnightly candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp :-)

A House Mouse Stamp OF YOUR CHOICE :-)

You can earn 2 entries to this one :-) All you have to do is leave me a link to your entry to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-) One entry per week :-) and leave me a comment telling me which stamp you would choose if you were the lucky winner :-)

Good Luck to all :-)
BTW ,, The GD and DT are allowed to enter this candy :-)

Don't forget to link the creation you made for the Simon Says Challenge with Mr Linky :-)