Monday, 30 June 2008

Nikki's Blog Candy

The very talented Nikki Is giving away some amazing blog candy for reaching 10,000 hits in only 4 months,
First prize:
Papilio Stamp - Lida in the Garden
House stamps which are from Holland *thank you Karin ;-)
*New Basic Grey Euphoria - 6 x 6 Paper pad
Co-ordinating fibres
Selection of images - High Hopes, Hanglar, Papilio, Magnolia (not pictured)
There will also be a little prize for the 2nd and 3rd place too.
all you have to do is put a link on your blog, and leave nikki a message Here to say you have entered

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Today I received this fabulous award from Nikki and Sue It's a special award given to weblogs that catch your eye. Thank you so much ladies you have made my day and thank you so much for thinking of me.I would like to give this now to my friends, please check out their blogs as there work is so inspirational. It was so hard to pick 7 as there are so many other blogs I would love to award this to:
Dawn (pinkangel)

The rules for this award:1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate al least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

YAOB Sunday & Sarah Kay

Katharina has a fab challenge on her blog called YAOB sunday (Your Artwork On My Blog) all you have to do is make a card using one of her fab sketches, If you win Sugar Nellie generously offered a free stamp to the winner, I have used Sketch #9 .
Supplies: DP Sandylion Fun Dots,Birthday Lingo
Ribbon and Gems from stash
Elisabeth Bell Sweet & Sassy Stampwhich you can buy from Funky Kits
Cricut Machine & George cartridge
Prismacolour Pencils & Sansodor

I also received my new Sarah Kay stamps from the Glitterpot yesterday so i just had to have a play with them they are all gorgeous.
Supplies: DP Making Memories Fuschia Twine Plaid & Bo Bunny Glee Plaid
Prima Flowers
Brads & Ribbon From stash.
Last but not least Michelle From has some fab blog candy for reaching 10000 hits up for grabs, all you have to do is leave a comment on her blog and a link on your blog, It's as easy as that

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Penny Black Saturday

Challenge 2 over at penny black saturday is
I think its fair to say we have all made some wonderful friends through blogging so
this week they would like you to create something you would give to a friend.
It's that easy !
for my card i have used
DP: PM Venetian Skies
PB stamp Best Buddies
Flora Doodle flower
Crochet Flower was Kindly made for me by my friend Doreen.
Rub ons: Provo craft Friends sentiments.
Brad from stash

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

I am going to enter this card into 3 challenges the 1st is for stamp something There is a fab sketch to follow this week

The 2nd is for Tilda & Co who have gone Dottie they would love to see dots on your work.

the 3rd is for Sue she has some fab candy on offer, all you have to do is make a card using pink and Brown (my fav colours)

Supplies: DP Doodlebug Cherry Chocolate Paisley & Cherry Blossoms

Ribbon, Gems from stash

Shabby Chic Tilda

Prismacolour pencils


Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 5

Thank you to everyone who entered a card into our challenge last week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. It has been so lovely to visit your blogs and see all your wonderful creations. This weeks challenge is

Checks Galore
We would like you to make a card using any type of check paper brads, Ribbon etc somewhere on the design.
We have some fantastic blog candy to send one randomly chosen winner this week which Donna from Crafty Krafts has kindly donated.

Check out her web shop she has some fab goodies in

Supplies used: DP from stash.

Elisabeth Bell stamp.

Flowers, brads, wire and beads all from stash

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Just had to play

Hi everyone
I had my delivery of the new stamps that are available al Funky kits today along with some prisma pencils, so i just had to have a play with them ,I'm loving the new pencils they are fab to use, and the new stamps are Gorgeous.
Supplies: DP- K & Co K-Ology Addison (these papers are Gorgeous).
Flowers are a mix of Hero Art flowers and some I have punched out.
K & Co Adhesive Pearls
Sentiment- Cuddly Buddly
Stickles Glitter glue
Prisma Pencils & Sansodor.

Cute Card Thursday & Friday Sketchers

Well I have managed to combine 2 challenges into 1 card the first was Cute Card Thursday a nice easy challenge this week all you had to do was make a birthday card.
the second was for Friday Sketchers with another great sketch to follow
Supplies: DP -K & Co K-Ology Hannah
Flowers: Flora Doodle
Ribbon and Brad from stash
Stamp: Papilio Chic Charlotte

Friday, 20 June 2008

New Challenge Blog

My daughter Hannah and her friend Zoe will be running a challenge blog just for kids. If you click on the blog banner this will take you to their blog. The challenge will run every fortnight starting next Friday, 27th June. We hope that you will encourage your children to get crafty and come and join in the fun. If they do not have the appropriate stamps for a theme we welcome them to create their own designs.we would be very grateful if you could help us spread the word.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Hot Hot Hot

This weeks challenge is to use HOT colours! Think reds, oranges, yellows, hot pinks etc!! The challenge is sposored by Raspberry Ribbons this week, and the winner will get a fab 'lunchbox' of 'yellow' themed goodies!
I have to say I was well out of my comfort zone using these colours
Cardstock is from the new hot summer range at the papermill
DP: Doodlebug
Ribbon & Gems from stash
Flowers: Flora doodle
Hanglar Image
Mini flower tab from Making Memories

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 4

Thank you to everyone who entered a card into our challenge last week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. It has been so lovely to visit your blogs and see all your wonderful creations. This weeks challenge is to create a
a card for any type of celebration, it could be for a Birthday, new baby, wedding Christmas, etc.

We have a gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp kindly donated by Joanne up for grabs this week
As you all know Sugar Nellie have signed a contract with Hanglar and we now welcome you to use these cute images in our challenges.
don't forget to check out the Dt blogs for more great work.

Supplies: DP - DCWV The Christmas Stack
Flowers- Flora Doodles
Brads From stash
Hanglar Stamp
Cricut And Cricut design studio

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Penny Black Saturday - Challenge 1

To celebrate The new Penny Black saturday Challenge blog, this weeks theme is FIRST - PENNY BLACK STAMP. They would like to see you using your first Penny Black Stamp that you bought. You can make a card, atc, alterted art, etc.. what ever you wish but it must include your first stamp.

Supplies: K & company Hopscotch Paper

PB Image

Ribbon and Buttons from stash

Friday, 13 June 2008

Cute card Thursday

Cute card Thursday's Challenge this week is to use 3 different types of embellishments
e.g. buttons, brads, ribbons on your cards
Supplies: DP daisy bucket Blooming paislies
Flowers: Dahlia and Hero Arts
Buttons from stash
Making Memories Mini metal flower tab
Image: Hanglar
watercolour pencils

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 3

What another great response we had last week for our 2nd challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar. Thanks to everyone who played along.

This week we are asking you to follow a recipe 3 brads or buttons 2 pattern papers and 1 flower. we have another gorgeous Elisabeth Bell stamp kindly donated by the lovely deb up for grabs this week.Why not pop over and take a peek at the DT's cards, they are all amazing, and check out there blogs and the fantastic cards they make.

For this card I have made a criss cross card which i found a tutorial for on SCS
I have made it as a sleepover invite
supplies: basic grey and k & company,
Stamp: Bedtime maggie
Flora doodle flower
Brads ribbon and fibres from stash
tag : sizzix
Making Memories flower tab

Monday, 9 June 2008

Ismaki Challenge #23

For this weeks ismaki challenge there is a fab sketch by Beatrix to follow

For this card I have used English paper company DP.

Nestabilities Flora doodles, Dahlia and Art flowers.

Brad and ribbon from stash,

Hardware Making Memories Metal index tabs.

Hanglar stamp.

watercolour pencils

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Friday Sketchers

The challenge on Friday Sketchers this week is to follow a great sketch by kim

The are lucky enough to have a wonderful sponsor again for this week! This lovely scrapbook shop is called Paper and Pictures and always have the newest items in their store and online! The random winner of this week's challenge will receive this clear stamp set from Technique Tuesdays called Rocket Man!!

So i decided to make another Fathers day card, for this card i have used
DP: Dovecraft masculine
Ribbon: Dovecraft Masculine
Hanglar Images
Magnolia fence
Rub on from stash
Coloured with watercolour pencils
Nestabilities circle

Friday, 6 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday

Challenge 13 over on Cute Card Thursday this week is to make a Christmas card!!
they have been given a CD of christmas designs from Wendi of Ooh La La Creations
do pop over and check out her website!
I made a Z fold card ,
All DP are DCWV The Christmas stack,
Buttons from stash
Hanglar Stamp
Watercolours and Stickles stardust

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Tilda and Friends ATC

Over at Tilda and Friends ATC blog they want you to
Give me Sunshine!
all you have to do is create an ATC Be inspired by the summer and sunshine, be it in your images or colours.
I started this for last weeks challenge but didn't get it finished but i think is still qualifies for this weeks challenge (i hope so anyway)
Supplies: Paper from Stash
Tilda I Recieved in a swap from Jo
sun is a rub on

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Lisbet has some fab Krilla stamps up for grabs, aren't they great check out her blog Here

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Challenge 2

What a great response we had last week for our first challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar. Thanks to everyone who played along.
This week we are asking you to use all the following 3 colours on your cards Pink, Blue and Green (any shades) + you can also use flesh colour and a little bit of brown for the hair.
We have a gorgeous stamp up for grabs this week, you can see a picture of it in the challenge post for this week, it is so cute!While you are there take a peek at the DT's cards, they are all amazing, then why not pop over and check out there blogs and the fantastic cards they make.
For this card I made a Z fold card.
papers by the paper company,Flowers are flora doodles, ImageI was kindly sent by Heather check out her blog she has some fab cards on it.
Paper Mania Photo Anchors, Making memories cheeky flat clips, Brads and Gems are from my stash.