Friday, April 29, 2011

Stamp Something ,,,,, With Wings

Hi all :-) This is a scheduled post cos I am in a bar watching THE Wedding on a big screen :-)

Thanks for all your fabulous entries for the recipe challenge last week to the Stamp Something Challenge :-)

This week we would like to see THINGS WITH WINGS , it can be on the image or a punch or paper design ,,,, easy :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $20 voucher for one lucky entrant :-)

For my card i followed the fab sketch on the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge. They are celebrating their 2nd Birthday with a blog hop too, Congratulations Smile

I used this gorgeous Hero Arts Beautiful Peacocks stamp and sentiment. I stamped the image with Versacolor and embossed with sparkle EP , I then coloured the image with Copics and decoupaged the bird and then the wing. I added Papermania blue glimmer dots and Star Dust stickles onto the feathers. The papers are My Minds Eye from the Hattie paper pad and I used a Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die. The flowers are a selection from Prima and the rose is from WOC.

Thanks for looking , the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Other Challenges :

The Stamping Boutique ,,,,, Things with Wings

MAWTT ,,,,Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts ,,,,,, GLITTER !!

Hi All :-) ,, are you all glued to the telly watching all the pomp and ceremony of the Royal Wedding ?? A local bar here has orgainised a day of festivities with a Right Royal Knees Up ,,,, so I am going to be there watching it all on a big screen :-) I have a HUGE wedding hat with red white and blue ribbons and a Union Jack top ,,, sorted !! :-)

It’s time for a new theme on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge . This week it is Mel’s turn to choose the theme and she chose

GLITTER !! I am sure the wedding will be a glittery affair so a perfect choice :-)

We are sponsored by the Sassy Studio Designs and the DT were all given some images to use ,,,, thanks xx

For my card I used this fab Hippy Chic image, coloured with Copics and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord distress ink. The papers are Basic Grey but the front fell off so am not sure which one but I thought the psychadelic look was perfect with the image. I used a Martha Stewart Lattice Arch border punch, some ribbon and a charm from my drawers and a flower gem to finish. All the glitter is my fave Star Dust Stickles Smile

Thanks for looking, the DT have made some fabby cards for you to see so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Your Next Stamp ,,,,, So Charming

Sparkle Creations ,,,, Photo Inspiration ( Purple and Girly)

Creative Inspiration ,,,, Digi Day

Sparkles Forum Anything Goes

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Penny Black Wedding Card

Hi all :-) I hope you're all fit and well and looking forward to THE wedding tomorrow :-) I will be in a local bar watching the events on a big screen with loads of other people ,,, mainly British ,, drinking tea and eating cucumber sandwiches !! :-) ,,, lol

I just received this fab Penny Black Bride and Groom stamp and couldn't wait to ink it up and enter a few challenges with it !! :-)

I coloured the image with Copics ,,,, not much ink used here, but I did add some C00 to the dress for shading which doesn't show on the piccy :-) I glittered the flowers and edges with Star Dust stickles. I kept the colour scheme pretty simple. I used a EK Success border punch and white embossed card for the backgrounds. I used a little silver ribbon and a rose from WOC. The gems are from Prima and were a gift from blog buddie Chris xx I added a few extra gems to balance the card and that was it ,,,,!!


Penny Black Saturday ,,,, Happily Ever After

Crafty Creations ,,,, White Space

Crafty Cardmakers ,,,Red/White/Blue and /or Wedding

Die Cut Dreams ,,,,, Wedding

Kaboodle Doodles Here Comes the Bride

Totally Gorjuss,,, Bling It On

Stampin for the Weekend ,,,,, Wedding

MAWTT ,,,, Anything Goes

Penny Black at Allsorts ,,, Black/White + 1 other colour ( pink)

Thanks for looking :-) I really appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) xx

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, 2nd Anniversary Challenge and Blog Hop

Long Post ,,,, get coffee ( or cocoa !! ) :-)

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 2nd Anniversary Celebrations :-) If you have just arrived here by chance and would like to join in the hop you will need to start at the begining on the challenge blog.
If you have arrived here from the lovelyand super talented Christine's blog you are going in the right direction :-)

This week we have an ANYTHING GOES theme and a BLOG HOP :-)

There are 3 fabulous prizes from our lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp that 3 lucky entrants, drawn at random, will win !! You can see the piccy's of whats on offer on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.

ALSO we have a $10 Voucher to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store to give away at every blog along the way !!

To be in with a chance of any of the prizes you MUST join in the challenge and complete the hop, leaving a comment on EVERY blog along the way :-)

I have become addicted to Lawn Fawn stamps !! I just LOVE them and I have used the Bake Me a Cake set again :-) ( You can see a Wedding card I made using this set here )

I coloured the image with Copics and decoupaged the bottom tier, and then I used a chalk ink to colour the edges. The papers are Crate Paper from the Neighbourhood paper pad ( I LOVE these ) I used Spellbinders nesties for the circle and stamped lots of little swirls from the stamp set, coloured them and used them to decorate. I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Double Loop set to create the border. I stamped some flags using a Hero Arts Friendly Flags stamp set and used some Pink Paislee twine to hang it up.

I also used a Spellbinders Banner Basics to create the bunting on the inside ,, these were stamped with Hero Arts Stamps and coloured with Copics

Close ups :-)

From here you need to hop on over to the fabulous CHRIS'S BLOG ,, I know she has a lovely creation for your inspiration ! :-)

Thanks for joining us for our very special celebrations and don't forget to add your name to the linky and leave me a comment before you hop along :-)

ABC Christmas I for Ice and Indigo Challenge

Good Morning all ,, well the last 2 weeks have flown by and its time for a new theme on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-) This time it’s our Boss Samantha’s turn to host the challenge and she chose ,..


We are sponsored by Stamping with Brenda who is an independant Stamping Up demonstrator and one lucky entrant will win a months membership to the Paper Society :-) Click on the link for details.

We are joined this week by Shelly who has agreed to be in our 1st ever Designer Spotlight, welcome aboard Shelly :-)

For my card I used a Hero Arts Snowy Night cling stamp. I inked the image with 3 different blue distress inks then sprayed it with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist before stamping onto plain white card. I layered this onto plain blue card and kept the backing papers simple by using white card and a Swiss Dots embossing folder. I used a Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake and some spotty ribbon and a star brad to finish.

And this is the fab insprational piccy for you :-) Isn't it beautiful !!

Shelly and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Papertake Weekly ,,,,,, Dawny’s Sketch Challenge ( and another new HM stamp !! )

Hi all :-) Hope you are all recovered from a weekend of choccy over indulgence ! Amy has just brought a big tin of Quality street to munch as I'm writing this ,,,, Sean forgot them and went back to Malta ,, well ,, we can't let them go off eh !!!

This week on the Papertake Weekly Challenge Dawny has made us a fab sketch to follow so check out the challenge blog for the layout

We are sponsored by our lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $20 spree on offer for one lucky entrant,,, Woo Hoo !! :-)

I have just treated myself to one or 2 ( cough) new House Mouse stamps and I just HAD to use this gorgeous Freshly Squeezed Jokester stamp that is THE House Mouse stamp of the month for April, and of course I also had to have the ‘Life hands you Lemons’ sentiment stamp that goes with it !! I coloured the image with Copics and decoupaged the lemon, I inked around the edges with Broken China distress ink. the papers are my current faves from the Crate Paper Neighbourhood pad. I used a Martha Stewart Mouse border punch, some Star Dust stickles, a bit of ribbon and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops. I kept the embellies to a minimum because nothing looked right !Smile

I decorated the inside ( a little bit) and printed the text on the comp :-)

Our GD’s Cathy and Debby and the DT have all made gorgeous creations for your inspiration so hop on over to the PTW to see them Smile

Challenges :

Make It Monday ,,,,,, Anything Goes

Corrosive ,,,,, Animals ( 2nd entry)

Paper Sundaes ,,,, a selection of toppings . I chose Yellow and Sparkle

Little Claire's ,,,, Animals ( 2nd entry)

Alphabet ,,,,'Y' for Yellow

Polkadoodle ,,,,,, 3 patterned papers

Aud Sentiments ,,,,, Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz ,,,,, Jokes and Laughter ( I think squirting a friend with lemon is pretty funny ) :-)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another HM&F Monday Way To Go Card !!! :-)

Hi again ,,,, I just couldn’t resist making another card for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, the theme is Way to Go / Transport :-) Please see earlier post for more deets :-)

Lets go Fly a Kite
Up to the Highest Height ,,,,,,,,

I have just bought one or 2 new stamps ,,,,, Oh OK ,,,, several ,,, shhh and just couldn’t wait to ink this cutie up !! Smile This one is called Gone with the Wind. I coloured with my trusty Copics and inked the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink, I also added some white flower soft for his tail.The papers are from the Wild Rose Studio and I used a Spellbinders Banner Basics across the top. I added a few Robins Nest Dew Drops and some Star Dust stickles here and there, the sentiment is from a Papermania clear set.

I followed this fab sketch on the Sketch and Stash Challenge which is choose your own sketch week Smile We have to say what our new or unused and neglected stash is ,,I have used my new stamp !

Challenges :

Sketch and Stash ,,,,, Sketch 58

Cupcake Craft ,,,, Fluffy Bunnies ( use flower soft, fun flock etc )

Corrosive ,,,,,, Animals

Stamptacular Sunday,,,, Pile It on , (at least 5 layers)

2 Sisters ,,,, Photo Inspiration ( Bunny)

Crafty Catz ,,,,,, Children’s Cards

Fun with Shapes and More ,,,, Animals

Fuzzy Wuzzy ,,, Photo Inspiration ( I coloured the bunny like the fox and used green ) Smile

A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,, Lets Celebrate

Tuesday Throwdown ,,, Polka Dots

Bunny Zoe's Crafts ,,,, One for the Boys

Cards For Men ,,,,,, Circles

Craft Your Passion ,,,,Show us your Layers

Oh my goodness ,, I have managed to get this into a few challenges !! It's ages since I managed this many !! :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Please hop on over to the HM&F Monday challenge and join in too :-)

House Mouse and Friends Monday,,,, Way To Go

Good Morning all :-) I hope you’re all enjoying the long Easter weekend and managing to get in a little bit of crafty time too :-)

The challenge for the next fortnight on the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge was chosen by Sue Drees and she chose

WAY TO GO / TRAVEL,,,,,, ( can be anything that gets you from one place to another) :-)

We are sponsored by our very own teamie, America ,this time and she will be giving away a fabulous HM stamp to one lucky entrant ,,, pop over to the challenge blog to see which one it is ,,, soooo CUTE !! :-)

For my card I used this very cute House Mouse Butterfly Express image, my mouse is hitching a ride from this very obliging flutterby :-) I coloured the image with Copics, then masked and sprayed the sky background with my Copic Air Brush. I decoupaged the wing and glittered with Star Dust stickles.The papers are Prima Sparkling Spring from Crafty Emma’s Store ( these were a gift from Scoopy and Joey xx I used a EK Success Swirl border punch, a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and a Spellbinders swirl die cut. The pearls are from Kaiser Crafts and the ribbon and flower were in my stash. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps.

Thanks for looking :-) Our lovely GD's Julia and Avril and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

CES ,,, Spring Colours/images

Little Claire’s ,,,,, Animals

Fabulous Friday ,,,, Birds and/or butterflies

Cute Card Thursday ,,,, No Text

Everybody Art ,,, Pearls

Sparkles Forum ,,,,, Anything Goes

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter :-)

Happy Easter :-) I hope you're all having a lovely weekend ,, I am now munching my way through a HUGE bar of Cadbury's Whole Nut !! YUMMY :-)

Happy Birthday to Domi too :-)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Less Is More ,,, Off Centre Challenge

Happy Easter !! I hope you're all having a lovely time whereve you are :-)

This week on the Less Is More Challenge the LIM Diva Mandy and Lim Lady Chrissy. have given us an easier week ,, phew !! :-) they fairly had blogland in uproar last week with their acetate challenge !! It was fun tho and they did have us rummaging in draws and am sure it wasn’t only me who found stuff we forgot we had !!

So ,,, Off Center Challenge ,,,,

I need to make a card for a very dear friend who has just lost her sister ,,, am not sure this is IT but that was my starting point.

I used some new stamps from Hero Arts, the flower is from the Luscious Patterned Flower set . I inked the leaves with Bundled Sage Distress Ink and stamped off onto a scrap paper, spritzed with water and then stamped onto the card ,, I wanted a watercolour effect ,, don’t know why !! The flower was stamped with a tri colour brilliance ink pad and I cut out and popped onto the card with pop dots. I added a clear button to the center with some black twine threaded thro. I doodled some stitches around the edge and layered with purple SU card ( bought from Mandi )

I think I stamped this a little high up on the card and feel it would have looked better if the flower wasn't flying off the top,,,it looks like a gust of wind caught it ,,,lol :-)

edited ,,,Thanks for the advice Chrissie :-) I stamped another set of leaves to 'ground' the flower ,,, was worried it would fly off the top of the card altoghether lol :-)

What do you think ? :-)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Stamp Something ,,,,,, Flowers, Buttons and Sparkle :-)

Happy Easter !! I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend and looking forward to all the choccy we get to eat on Sunday. My fave is Cadbury’s Whole Nut so I am hoping the Easter Bunny will bring me a HUGE bar of that rather than an egg !! :-)

Anyways ,,, time for a new theme over on the Stamp Something Challenge :-


We are sponsored this week by Funky Kits so a lovely Sugar Nellie on offer for one lucky entrant :-)

For my card I used this very cute Upside Down image by Diane Duda ,, I love her designs !!:-) I coloured her with Copics and inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink. The papers are my current faves ,, Neighbourhood collection from Crate Paper ,,, gorgeous I think, this was a gift from Joey and Scoopy from Crafty Emma’s Store , the flowers have little button centers too ,, perfect for this challenge !! I used some green SU ribbon and matching card for layering. The flower is a Fabric Bloomer from Prima, it comes complete with the button and I used a Martha Stewart butterfly and a leaf frond punch. I added Star Dust Stickles and Robins Nest dew Drops for the sparkle Smile

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Cute Card Thursday ,,,, No Text

Flutterby Wednesday ,,,, Open