Saturday, 31 March 2012

Shaping Up For Spring with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today brings the next challenge at the


with the very talented Tracie choosing the theme of

Shape Up For Spring

This week we are sponsored by two fabulous sponsors 

The first 
Crafter's Companion offering a £10 voucher to one lucky winner

The second
Lily Of The Valley offering a £10 voucher to another lucky winner

So here is my design team inspirational piece but don't forget to hop on over to the main challenge site, to see the rest of the gorgeous creations by the team

I went with a Grand Nestie and the biggest of the lot in the scallop to make my base card, I then airbrushed this with Y08 for a soft distressed look.  I then used the smaller plain circle grand nesties for the layers.  I got to use my new Tim Holtz clock die as I though that it perfectly fitted my sentiment and used this as the surround for my spring flowers.  Little pearls from the Hobby House and little tiles from stash. The papers are Papermania Capsule Collection Mono in the Yellows and a mint green card is the contrast.

The image is of course a Penny Black available at Grimsby Crafts, here is a close up of the copic coloured image which has the softened airbrushed edges with a little fine glitter too
Hedgie is such a cutie isn't he :)

Here is a close up of those lovely Spring looking flowers, a mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts, Hobby Craft and the local cheap shop.  The green fronds are also from the cheap shop, will be getting some more of these.
As always I must say thank you to all my wonderful followers and visitors who leave such kind and inspirational comments, which allow me to hop over and visit you in return

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Delicious Doodles - Textures
Prairie Fairy - Spring
Fussy and Fancy - anything but a square or rectangle
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
Lily Pad Cards - Flower Challenge
MAWTT - Cute and Cuddly
Diva's by Design - Use a Stamp
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Hugs

xxx





Friday, 30 March 2012

900 Follower Candy

Good evening to you all in the land of blog


Thankfully the winner of the 800 candy contacted me, which means I can now do this..........................................

I am celebrating my 900 followers
So here it is
The papers this time around are again Kanban "Cream Soda"
Gorgeous Pink Ribbon
1 x sentiment Crafters Companion
1 x image Crafters Companion
1 x pink flowers
1x pink set of pearls

To enter my 900 followers candy the usual rules apply, 
you must be a follower of my blog to win the candy as it is a thank you for one of you, 
remember to place the photo on your sidebar and please only enter once to make it fair on everyone. 
Mr Random will choose the winner after checking the above criteria has been met, so leave your link with him 

This candy will remain open until the the 
14th April 2012 @ 8pm

please enter below

xxx

800 Follower Candy Re draw

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

I was surprised that the previous winner did not contact me so that I could send her steam punk candy to her, however that means that someone else will be very lucky as after waiting almost two weeks, I decided to redraw the candy.

So the new winner of the 800 follower candy drawn by Mr Random is
Congratulations Michaela, if you would like to mail me your address here and then I can get your gorgeous candy in the post to you. 

My 900 candy will be posted soon

Hugs and Enjoy the rest of your day
xxxxx



Thursday, 29 March 2012

A Little Thank you Card

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
Today I get to show you another show case card for Grimsby Crafts.  This time using some of the new in Crafter's Companion items.  The image and the sentiment. Along with some new gorgeous Kanban papers which I have to say are delicious.

I followed the sketch at Papertake and loved how this one turned out.

So here is my card
The base layer is a pearlescent black with those gorgeous Kanban papers.  The flowers, leaves and bling are from my stash.  The image is from the Paintbox Poppets collection and is called "with love" the sentiment is from the same collection.  I have used flower soft for her flora and copics to colour the image.

Here is a close up of the sentiment


Here is a close up of the image


I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for their inspirational comments which allow me to hop over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Papertake Weekly - Sketch 
Comic Marker Europe - Skin Tones
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Meljens Design - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Show us your stripes
Diva's By Design - Stamp Something
My Mum's Craft Shop - Use a Rubber Stamp
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Bling and Glitter
Ladybug Crafts - Spots and Stripes

Hugs
xx






Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Wild Rose Birthday Card

Hiya to all of you in the land of blog
Today I am showcasing another of the wonderful Wild Rose Studios new images available at Grimsby Crafts.
This image is called "In the Meadow" and the papers used are also Wild Rose Studios "Floral Papers". The sentiment is also Wild Rose Studio and is from the "Little Labels" pack. The flower is hand made from a die by Memory Box called "Cherry Blossom", I have glittered this up after adding a tiny rose to the centre.  Ribbon and little pearls from my stash.

The image has been coloured with copics and here is a close up
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this Spring creation into the following challenges

Crafty Bloggers Network - Happy Bird Day
Always Crafting - Anything Goes
Kreative Stamps - Spring
2 Sisters - Spring is in the Air
CMC - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Fasionable Stamping - Spring is in the Air
Paper Sundaes - Spring blossoms

enjoy your evening
Hugs
xxx



Monday, 26 March 2012

Let's Party with the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the next great challenge at the  


So this weeks theme chosen by the very talented Dorte is

Let's Party

we are sponsored by 

who are offering 
$25 Gift Certificate
and
who is offering a $10 gift voucher

Here is my design team inspirational piece, but don't forget to hop over to the main challenge blog to see the rest of the team's awesome creations.
I made an 8 x 8 inch Male Birthday card, now as you know cards for men are not really my thing, so still ended up putting a blue feather and ribbon/bow and pearls on this creation.  The image is House Mouse "Surprise Party".  The grand nestie circles and circle scallops came out again along with a Marianne ribbon border.  The little and large dark blue pearls are from the Hobby House. The ribbon and little bow and the papers are Papermania Capsule Mono collection from Grimsby Crafts.

The image has been coloured in the BG range using four different shades and the image plate has been edged with TH shattered glass.

This is the little sweet mouse sitting in the corner.

Now as always I would like to thank all my wonderful visitors for their lovely inspirationally kind comments, which allows me to hop on back over to visit them in return.

 I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges, thank you to Feline for the assistance in this

Guylou's Inimitability - Monochromatic
Phindy's Place - Animal Planet
Art Impressions - Monochromatic
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday
Dutch Dare - Cute and Cuddly
Craft Your Passion - Monochromatic

Hugs
xx



Sunday, 25 March 2012

Winner of The Saturated Canary Blog Hop

Good afternoon to you all in the land of blog
I am here to announce the winner of the Saturated Canary blog hop
After sitting and reading and counting finally Mr Random chose
Patty Sue of Ink It Up
Congratulations, I will e mail Krista your details now :)

enjoy
Hugs



Saturated Canary and Mad 4 Markers Blog Hops

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today is a bit of a busy day with posts for Hops, so to make this easier for you



thank you
xx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Easter Eggs In an Easter Basket

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
(WARNING PHOTO HEAVY!!!!!!!)
You may wish to get yourself a coffee now :)
I was awoken early by a fisherman :(, however then popped to the Hobby House for  a top up and then I have played all day, whilst my dear husband fished all day :)  Obviously with the lovely sunshine, had to now and again have a rest and a coffee out in the sunshine on my patio table, not that crafting is heavy going but just because I had to get out in the sun. Fingers crossed it will be out again tomorrow as we have planned to put some bedding plants in the now weeded raised bed.

So what have I been playing at, well, some I cannot show you yet as they are for DT's but this one, I can.
I made an Easter Egg Basket.
I used some gorgeous green vintage papers from Grimsby Crafts.  The base is the largest of the grand nestie circles.  The sides are strips punched with the large MS daisy Punch.  The lace runs around the bottom of the half daisies.  The flowers and little bows and foliage decorate all around and down the handle.
The eggs well to die for, when I saw these in Lidl's just had to buy them.  They are pretty egg candles, so delicate and beautifully designed, a perfect addition to any basket :) might have to go get some more............

Here are some close ups
The handle side
The flowers at the front and the lovely lace
A top view of the handle and inside the basket with the little candle eggs in lilac and yellow.
and a further close up of the egg candles, aren't they gorgeous :)
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

Oh did I mention that I bought my 900 follower candy so will be posting this soon too :)

I would like to enter this Spring creation into the following challenges

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Fancy Folds (used making the basket)
Crafty Ann's - Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz - Spring
Fussy and Fancy - Anything but a Square or Rectangle
Lily Pad Cards - Flowers
Delightful Challenges - Easter Treats
Inked Paws - Spring
Crafts and Me - Spring Colours
Little Darlings - Colours of Spring
Papercraft Star - Photo Inspirational / Spring (Purple flowers)
The Pixie Cottage - Easter / Spring
Scrapbook sisters - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Lilac/Lemon/Cream
Celebrate the Occasion - Welcome Spring
Papertake Weekly - BINGO Flowers, punched shapes and lace

okay I was making up for not entering anything on Friday lol xx

enjoy your evening
Hugs
xxx





Vintage/Shabby Chic with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge DT

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the next challenge at the


with the very talented Tamara choosing the theme of

Vintage/Shabby Chic

now this week we are sponsored by
who is offering the winner a $15 voucher

So here is what I created for your inspiration, but don't forget to hop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the other fabulous creations.
I made a friendship card to make someone smile, even if for a brief moment :) - this was sent to a very special blogging friend :)
The base layer and contrast is cream and I have distressed all the edges with my scissors.  I have used panels of some lovely vintage papers that have a shabby chic feel to them also.  The lace is also very delicate and hides behind the image plate.  I have added two half tags from the nesties and looped a wine glass charm through the top one, a little treat for the recipient too.

Here is the close up of the image coloured in copics
this was my second attempt as my new B91 Sketch was over juicy and dripped on her dress :(

Here is a close up of the wine glass charm with the little vintage butterfly

I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges


The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Distressing

enjoy the rest of your day
Hugs
xxx




Friday, 23 March 2012

Photo Inspirational with the Winter Wonderland Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the next challenge at the


Today's theme is being hosted by the very talented Debbie, with the theme being

photo inspirational

so here is your photo

We are sponsored this week by the amazing
offering 4 digis of the winners choice

So here is what I created with the photo inspiration, but do not forget to hop on over to the challenge site to see the rest of the amazing inspirational pieces

The base layer is gold mirror card, the papers sorry top cover is off them.  The image is Magnolia, the red pearls from the Hobby House, the ribbon from stash, the sentiment is My Sentiments Exactly and the little snow balls on the string is a ball of wool from Lidl's.

I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for their lovely comments which are always inspiring and allow me to hop back over to visit you in return

No challenges to enter today, weirdly enough unless I missed them

Hugs
xxx



Thursday, 22 March 2012

My Little Saturated Canary and a Blog hop

Hello all in the land of blog
If you are looking for the Mad 4 Markers Hop, please scroll down one post as this is my second post today, thank you :)
Today I get to show you the image that Krista creator of the Saturated Canary images, created from one of the winning comments on her competition, yep that would be I was one of those lucky followers and commentators.

Now there is such fun going on at the Saturated Canary Challenge blog today, you see there is a HOP with a difference, with some lovely prizes on offer.

To start the Hop you need to go to the
Saturated Canary Challenge Blog
there you will see a list of blogs to hop too
When you arrive at the hop location, leave a comment, as the blog owner will be choosing one lovely comment to win, yep WIN!!!! from Krista the image on that hop location.

So as you hop to each site and comment you get more chance of winning one of the new release images

On my site you are commenting to win the image below :)
Comments will close on Sunday 25th @ 3pm
please mention that you are hopping in your comment
thank you x

 Base layer and contrast blue, with Bloomsbury Collection papers, a little cheesecloth, an My Sentiment Exactly sentiment, some tiled words and some leafy fronds.
 The image coloured in copics and the sky airbrushed in B91, she is lovely to colour, some one is going to be so lucky :)
The little tiles could not resist them

Now as always I would like to thank all of my wonderful followers and visitors who take the time to leave me such wonderfully inspiring comments,
and cannot wait to choose from those hop comments on Sunday

As always I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Bearly Mine - Dots
Sassy Cheryl's - Think Spring
Creative Monday's - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Hugs
xxxx

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