Thursday, 23 October 2008

More scruptious candy.

Blog Candy at
Natalie is celebrating reaching 1000 of her lovely blog so is celebrating by giving away some lovely candy, including a Sugar Nellie stamp! Check it out for a chance to win xxx

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Scrumptious Candy

Well I've been blog hopping again!!!! I love it, seeing all the amazing work that goes on, picking up hints, tips and ideas & of course news of lovely candy that is being given away - it would be soooooooooooo rude not to play along, so here is what I have found and am spreading the word about!
Rachel has some gorgeous blog candy up for grabs, all you need to do it leave a comment on Rachel's blog and put a link about Rachel's candy on your blog.
Jill is celebrating reaching a whopping 10,000 hits on her blog (well done Jill) and is giving away some great blog candy, which includes a gorgeous Forever Friend stamp.
Paul is giving away an fab blog candy, if your a lover of Elzybells you wont want to miss this one. You have time to enter till October 31st. Check here for details.
The very talented Nikki is giving away a decorated gift box filled with yummy things but as it's a gift it will obviously need to be a surprise! - I'm sure it will be filled with lovlieness, it ends 4 Nov, pop over to see what you have to do.
This is fab a 1st birthday blog celebrated by Terie B (happy blogging birthday), so to celebrate Terrie giving away some very gorgeous & generous candy, I would love to win!!! Terrie is ultra talented, I am totally inspired by her. x Terrie Bs 1 year bloggiversary - till 25th October
Ok, enough, I really should get myself to the gym now! lol

Monday, 20 October 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

That stamp again!!! :) I love this image, I have used it for this weeks Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, This weeks challenge was:
"Blue, White and a little bit of snowflake!".
I used the Penny Black image coloured it with copics, added glamour dust to give a sparkly wintry snowy feel, mounted it onto bazzil, then onto some gorgeous DCWV backing paper, and again onto matching bazzil. I then cut out a sonw flake from a sizzix die (which I brought today - could not believe my luck when they had this set in), I finished with the cute snowflake sentiment, which I stamped in Mediterranean blue by brilliance. I brought this sentiment from The Stamp boutique on EBay ages ago, however the lady who made this stamp, Sally-Ann has her own blog which links you to her fab download blog/shop. She is very talented and has a range of cute stamps available from Spiral Whisper.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge is based on a great sketch

Having coloured the below snowmen (in the below post) with copics I thought I'd have another go. This is another lovely stamp I brought at the Exeter craft fair, I love it - I love them all, lol...... I enhanced the flowers by putting glossy accents on them, so htey have a slight glimmer to them. I cut it out with nestability dies, then layered it onto silver matted card, also cut out with scalloped nestability die. I ran some matching silver card through the Divine swirls embossing folder. The silver strip across the front was also run through the dotted embossing folder, the brads are gorgeous made by papermania. The sentiment is by Pink Petticoat, mounted onto matching card cut out using a cuttlebug die.

1st Penny Black image coloured with copics.

I love this image, I brought the stamp a few weeks ago - again down in Exeter at the craft show in preparation for Christmassy creations!!! This is the first time it has seen ink, I have never coloured a Penny Black image with copics, but I broke that trend with this image, I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
I added glamour dust to the scarfs, mounted the image onto a pinky burgundy coloured card stock, then onto a pink card stock which I embossed using the snow flake cuttlebug folder from some fancy shimmery card from my local craft shop. The snow flakes are cut from a cuttlebug die.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Friday Sketchers challenge

I cant believe this is my 3rd post today - not sure what is wrong with me!!! lol This weeks sketch was great, I had fun making this card, its a good old Elzybells image, coloured with copics, layered onto dark blue bazzil. The papers are DCWV, sparkly ribbon from my ribbon draw, the sentiment is doodlebug cut out using nesties.

Guess what NO GLAMOUR DUST on this card, sure I will make up for it later......
This card was made based on the sketch for this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge.

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge

It is the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - week 2. I love the sketch for this weeks challenge, so last night I had ago, here is what I came up with, I love the backing paper, I have had it ages, but it is one of those I just kept looking at/stroking - then I realised I can always buy more!!!!! How daft am I??? The image is Elzybells, coloured with copics, glamour dust added the to bees trail (I'm so predictable) pink grosgrain ribbon form my ribbon draw, and 3 pretty pink and white flowers I have acquired along the way. The sentiment is Studio G.
Check out the new challenge, its fab. x

Stamp Something challenge

This week the challenge over at Stamp Something is Something for a friend. So I had this lovely Laura Ashley paper, and a gorgeous Elzybells stamp, so decided to make a simple pink and yellow card. I coloured the image with copics, blinged up the wings with glamour dust, added some gorgeous sparkly gems in the corners - must get some more of this colour! I ran a strip of yellow bazzil through a cuttlebug embossing folder, used my lovely new threading water fiskars punch which I acquired at Exeter's massive craft fair the other week, then added a craft work cards sentiment.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

WOJ Challenge

I love these stamps, they are sooooooooo cute and so much fun. I decided to take the plunge and join the challenge this week. This is the 3rd challenge.

The image is Whiff of Joy, coloured with copics and sakura highlighter pen, the wings have been glittered with glamour dust, mounted onto bazzil, the papers are all free from a magazine. Ribbon is one of many from my ribbon draw, the flowers are prima, buttons and cotton from my stash.

Cutie Sunday Challenge

This is a great blog challenge, this week the challenge is based on a great sketch.
The image is Penny Black, coloured with prismas and sansador, the flowers I enhanced with cosmic shimmer water colours, the papers were free with a magazine, and the sentiments are woodware.
Check out the challenge.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

More gorgous candy

Nikki with some gorgeous High Hopes stamps to give away in the High Hopes blog hop, it's also Nikki's birthday today, so Happy Birthday, hope you have a fab day. x
Lim is offering loads of lovely stamped images, one of those gorgeous Martha Stewart border punches and some other goodies. Lim is also looking for storage ideas for her Magnolia stamp collection, so if you can help her out, pop over and maybe win some candy in the process! It ends today, so be quick.....
Camilla is offering a great Whiff of Joy package which includes a gorgeous folder card made by Camilla. Yum! This one also ends today......

Thursday, 9 October 2008

I have just picked up this little penguin from Vicky October is breast cancer awareness month so feel free to add him to your blog and raise awareness.

Sketch Saturday Challenge

This weeks challenge is based on a sketch. I have used a Sugar Nellie stamp, coloured it with copics, and a sakura gell roll pen to add high lights, matted it onto bazzil card, the papers are gorgeous they have a shimmer to them, they were free with a magazine. I added some glitter to some prima flowers, and added gems to the middle, also a pink petticoat sentiment, it was layered onto matching blue bazzil cut out using a cuttlbug die. Sparkly organza ribbon wrapped round the bottom.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Lili of the valley challenge

Its Lili of the valley's second challenge already This week the challenge is based on a sketch.
I have used my other forever friends stamp, coloured it with prismas and sansador, mounted it onto bright pink bazzil, and doodlebug backing paper. The sentiment is also doodlebug, ribbon is from my stash, and the hearts are cut out using a cuttlebug die.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Blog Candy

Marlene is celebrating a big birthday on the 10th, so is giving away some fantastic candy which includes 2 Hanglar & Stanglar angel stamps!!!!!!! OMG how exciting, someone is going to be very happy.
Happy Birthday Marlene, hope you have a great time celebrating. Check out Marlene's blog, I'm sure you have already seen her work, as she is so fab.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Double challenge

Here is a card I have made - initially just by colouring in the image, however it soon turned into a birthday card for my cousins little girl Izobel who will be 2 - next May!!!!! I'm a bit worried as I am just not that organised........... I'm sure I will make her several more by then.
This card is for Cute Card Thursday's challenge is: Lots of sparkle!
You can add bling, glitter, baubles, stickles, anything that makes your card sparkle!

Also the card is for daring Card Makers is: King (or Queen) for a day, incorporate a Crown (or Tiara) somewhere upon your card!

I coloured the Sugar Nellie image with prismas and sansador, I coloured all the stars in with H2O's, added glossy accents to the tiara star, and glamour dust to the wings. I mounted the image onto some great sparkly/shimmery paper I got from the local craft shop, added a sentiment, and attached it with a small papermania brad, which is covered in tiny stars. The number is chipboard, covered in white card, smothered in glue with a dusting of glamour dust.

The picture has not come out as well as I would have liked as it is dark now, however I have added two pics, one with the flash one, one without, it shows the two tone shimmery paper off a treat!

The pic above was with the flash, and is what the papers look like, below is without the flash.

Lili of the valley challenge

Lili of the valley have started a new challenge blog, so I thought it would be rude not to take part! This weeks challenge theme is WELCOME. I made a welcome baby boy card. Its not meant for anyone, but can stay in my box for now.

I used a Magnolia image, coloured it with water colours, and glittered the wings with glamour dust, I cut out the image using nesties, layered it onto white card, which had been embossed using a cuttlebug folder, I rubbed a blue brilliance ink pad over the raised dots, wrapped a ribbon round the card, added a sentiment and charm, then layered it onto matching green card stock.

I am looking forward to their second challenge - which is tomorrow. Nothing like getting your home work done by the skin of your teeth!!! lol

Beth's blog candy

Beth is celebrating posting her 207Th post on her blog (well done Beth), so is giving away a gorgeous Forever Friends stamp, and a lovely matching paper stack. Check out Beth's blog, its pretty, pink and girlie, with loads of lovely creations on it. x
I must get on now, and finish my other Forever Friend card - I'm blog hopping mad today. x

Arline's candy

Arline has recently added a counter to her blog, and is amazed at how quickly she has reached 1000 hits, so in conjunction with that and celebrating a recent birthday (so jealous - wish I was 25 again!!! lol), Arline is giving away some very lovely and generous Forever Friends candy. Go check out her blog full of loveliness.

Gill's Blog Candy

Gill is giving away some gorgeous and very generous blog candy
Gill is celebrating over 10.000 hits! Congratulations Gill, the draw will take place on 9Th October which is Gill's birthday birthday. Happy Birthday. x

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge

This weeks Spoon Full of Sugar challenge is based on a sketch.
I used a Penny Black image, coloured it with prismas and sansador, mounted it onto a slightly shimmery bazzil card stock, the backing paper is DCWV which I love as it is sparkly. I used a fiskars border punch to create the pretty borders, and added prima flowers, the brads and charm - which says "made with love" are form the Exeter craft fair, I will add a sentiment to the card, when I decide who its for.

Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge

I'm hanging out for Funky Kits to release the new H & S stamps, however in the mean time I had a splurge last week at the big craft fair down in Exeter, I went on Thursday thinking it wouldn't be too busy as it's a week day, but it was heaving!!! I had fun, and spent a few pennies. Not content with the stash of Magnolias and penny Black stamps I came home with, I found myself on EBay buying 4 more, which arrived yesterday. They are all soooooooooo lovely, I'm wasting so much time just looking at my lovely new shiny bits, I've not used them yet!!! lol.

Anyway - I have also taken the plunge, and done what I said I "WOULD NOT DO", I was just not convinced by them, however, I gave in - having seen so many great cards on various blogs using the Forever Friends stamps, I have the will power of a wet Kitkat as that lasted all of 5 minutes, I am the proud owner of two!

Here is my first attempt at colouring the image, I used prismas and sansador, I'm not sure the colour is exact, but I'm not sure you will ever get it exactly the same, I mounted it onto purple card stock, ran a white bit of card through the cuttlebug swiss dots folder, mounted it onto matching purple card, wrapped some gorgeous ribbon I've had in my stash forever round the card, and added a craft work card sentiment.

The layout is based on a sketch used in this weeks Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge the challenge is based on a sketch, and to use some vintage lace or edging, I don't own any lace (will have to sort that out) so I have used some old ribbon instead!


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