Monday, 27 December 2010

SOME YUMMY BAKING!

My blogging friend Samantha over at Penrith Crafts has some calorie free candy to give away and all she would like you do is make something that isnt a card!  Well at least this will give us a break after all those Christmas cards we have made!


I have decided to have a go at some shortbread with cherries which I was inspired by a recipe I saw in the latest Asda magazine!  I have also made a few bracelets to add to some thank you goody bags for my daughter Seren's 6th birthday which is this Saturday - yes thats right New Years' Day!  You can't say that anyone who knows her will forget her birthday lol!




I must admit that before I took the photo I had to have a taste of the shortbread and for my first attempt they are really yummy if I may say so myself lol!


MAGICAL MONDAY - Thankyou

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and didn't overindulge in all the nice festive goodies that we all seem to go made with lol!  


Well today its my birthday and what a lovely challenge we have over on Magical Monday which is themed 'Thankyou'.  We are kindly being sponsored by Meljen's Designs who have also given the DT some gorgeous digi images to work with.







I have chosen an image called Pixie Dust Fairy which is available from Whimsey Stamps online shop,  coloured her in with copics, Sakura glitter pens and used glamourdust for detail.  The dp used is from K & Co Classic K McKenna which is gorgeous and is pieced onto Always Artichoke cardstock from SU.  The lace trim is brand new from the American SU catalogue which is adorable.  I also used my new SU Scallop Trim border punch.  Rose is from a brand new pack of Prima flowers and the blossoms are wildorchidcrafts. Pearls are from Hobbycraft.  Sentiment is from SU Wow Flowers stamp set which has been pieced onto a scallop circle cut out with SU punch.


I am also entering this card into the latest Sketch and Stash challenge which is to chose one of their sketches to follow which I have chosen sketch 27 as I love layering co-ordinating papers.  The challenge is also asking people to apply for a DT position which I would absolutely love as I adore following sketches and feel I could give other bloggers inspiration for their creations too.






I do hope you will pop by the rest of the DT blogs and see their creations.  Unfortunately Pops has had to step down from her DT position with us and due to family commitments both Lacey and Claire are going to miss this challenge.


I do hope you all have a fantastic start to 2011 and look forward to seeing all your creations for this challenge and next year too.

Monday, 20 December 2010

I'VE WON!

I have been away to London for the weekend and just got back to find that I have won 1st prize on the brand new challenge blog Stamp Fairy on their very first challenge.  I have also been chosen as a runner up on the Tealight card challenge over on Lovely-haenglar-Only.








Thursday, 16 December 2010

SOME BLOG CANDY UP FOR GRABS!

One of by blogging and crafting friends Vicky has some fantastic candy up for grabs.  Lacey from Stamp and Create is sponsoring her by offering the lucky winner 3 stamps of your choice from her store.




To find out more of how to enter click here.

CRAFTY PURPLE FROG CHALLENGE DT CARD - Christmas Card

Who can believe we are nearly at the end of 2010 already!  We have had some amazing entries into our challenges and would love to see more.


For our next challenge we are lucky enough to being sponsored by Kenny K who has kindly given the DT some great Christmas digi downloads to work with and also Bearly Mine Designs as well as Crafty Purple Frog.





Here is my creation using Xmas Shopping by Kenny K:-



I have coloured her in with copics and glamour dust for detail.  Cardstock is from Hobbycraft and dp from DCWV Christmas Multi Stack called Christmas Wishes.  Ribbon was from my stash and red adhesive gems from Hobbycraft.  Sentiment from craftworkcards pieced onto a scallop oval punched out with my Stampin Up punch.


Cant wait to see all the entries and dont forget to visit the rest of the DT and leave them some love too.


Happy Christmas to you all.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

ABC CHRISTMAS DT CARD - Z is for Zero Time and BLOG HOP

I cant believe that we are on the last letter of the alphabet over on ABC Christmas Challenge and have we got a new challenge for you!  We are going to be taking part in a Blog Hop with a great design team from Stamp Fairy.  If you have come straight to my page you need to start at the beginning of the hop over on ABC Christmas Challenge but if you came here from the lovely Jackie's blog you are on the right track.


There are some amazing prizes up for grabs which include a $15 voucher from Simon Says Stamp


Three sets of prizes from Stamp Fairy which are:- 1st place 3 images, 2nd place 2 images and 3rd place 1 image.


Also along the Blog Hop various members of the DT will be offering candy of their own but you will not know who so please leave a comment on each blog in order to be a chance of winning some secret candy!


In order to be in chance of winning from our 2 main sponsors collect letters from each of the DT blogs and once added together they will read out 2 words which you are to add in your comment at the end of the blog hop.  


The letter you are looking for on my blog is E






For my creation I have used an image kindly given to us by Stamp Fairy and coloured her in with copics and added glamourdust and blue Sakura pen for detail.  The dp used is from craftworkcards called Jack Frost Pearlescent and the cardstock I have had for a while now from Crafters Companion.  Ribbon from my stash with bow tied with my Bow-easy, silver mirror card from my stash, snowflakes with added glamourdust punched out of the same cardstock with my Martha Stewart punch.


I am also entering this in to the very first challenge over on Stamp Fairy which the theme is to Glam It Up!


The next blog you need to pop over to is the lovely Tanya's blog who is our Guest Designer.


Hope you have fun on this blog hop and wish you and your family a lovely Christmas.


Monday, 13 December 2010

MAGICAL MONDAY DT CARD - Fairytale Christmas

What wonderful creations we had entered into our last challenge over on Magical Monday.  For our next challenge we want to see a Fairytale Christmas.  But remember to use magical images on your creation!


We are being sponsored by the lovely Pollycraft for this challenge.




Here is my DT card:-




I have used my lovely stamp from wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps called Angelica, coloured her in with copics and glamour dust on her wings, cut out with my circular nestability and added gold glitter glue for the stars and edged with red glitter glue.


The dp used is my new purchase called Dear Santa from My Mind's Eye and Real Red cardstock from Stampin Up.  The straight scallop border was cut out with my Die-namics faux croschet border with some Certainly Celery ribbon from SU.  The scallop circle was cut out using my new Die-namics decorative doily.


I do hope you will visit the rest of the DT and leave them some love on their gorgeous creations.  This will be our last challenge before Christmas so I would love to wish all my blogging friends a lovely Christmas and will be back on Monday 27th December for our next challenge.


Thursday, 9 December 2010

WOJ WINTER MICE

I am so glad the snow and ice has started to go away where I live.  The snow looks so pretty but I hate having to drive or walk in it!


I have created a card for the latest Sketch and Stash challenge which I will be handing over to my mom and dad for their Christmas card.




I have used my new stamp from Whiff of Joy called Betty and Henry Winter Mice, coloured them in with copics and added glamour dust for detail.  The dp is old stash from a retired paper pack from Stampin Up called Ski Slope and also the small roses which are from Prima also from old stash.  I have used two lots of cardstock also from Stampin Up which I have only just bought called Real Red and Baja Breeze.  The ribbon is also SU called Real Red, large blue rose from wildorchidcrafts, sentiment from craftworkcards pieced onto an oval punched out with my SU oval punch.  The red gems are from Hobbycraft and small blue gems from papermania.


Friday, 3 December 2010

HANGLAR TEALIGHT CARD

With all this snowy weather I was really in the Christmas mood for making this next card for the fab challenge over on Lovely-Haenglar-Only which is to make a tealight card.  This is the very first time I have had an attempt of making a tealight card and thanks to Jane over at Whiff of Joy I used her tuturial for my inspiration.





I used one of my Hanglar images and coloured her in with copics and glamour dust on her wings.  The red cardstock was from my stash and  the Christmas dp is Stampin Up Merry Moments.  The silk ribbon is from my stash and the bow tied with my bow-easy.  Flowers are from wildorchidcrafts and leaves punched out with my Martha Stewart Fond punch.  I adore the sentiment which is from Penny Black.


I don't know yet which of my friends will be receiving this card so may have to make some more as the decision is really hard!!!!


Thursday, 2 December 2010

CRAFTY PURPLE FROG CHALLENGE DT CARD - Easel Card

What a really cold and snowy week we are all experiencing.  I wish I could just stay indoors until its over but have to the school run!


We had some great 'Flowery' entries into our last challenge over on Crafty Purple Frog Challenge and for our next challenge we want to see your Easel Cards.  You can use any image you want to but it would be great to use some of the great decoupage or pyramage images from the store.









I have used Red Is My Passion as I think she is really beautiful.  The dp is from a retired Stampin Up Designer paper pack called Rose Red Patterns which I also used the same colour cardstock to co-ordinate.  The flowers were punched out with my Woodware flower punches, ribbon from my stash, Martha Stewart Floral Lace punch for the scallop detail across the middle.  The sentiment is from Dimensions Crafts which I received last year for my birthday.  Adhesive gems are Hobbycraft and flower brad from my stash.


Dont forget to visit the rest of the lovely DT and leave them some love too.



Wednesday, 1 December 2010

ABC CHRISTMAS DT CARD - Y is for Yuletide

We had some fantastic card entries for our last challenge and it looks like you are all getting into the spirit of making those Christmas cards. 


Our next challenge over on ABC Christmas Challenge is Y is for Yuletide with an added extra of HOLLY AND BERRIES, RED AND GREEN or CANDLES.


We are kindly being sponsored by our very own Lacey from WAGS AND WHISKERS.




For my creation I have followed the fantastic sketch by Donalda over on Just Magnolia.  I have used my Tilda with Present and coloured her in with copics.  The dp is Basic Grey Wassail paper pad and cardstock is cherry red from my local Dunelm and Stampin Up Always Artichoke.  I used my Stampin Up eyelet border punch for the fancy edging.  Holly ribbon was from the NEC last year, holly embellishments from my stash and flowers from wildorchidcrafts.  I used a sentiment from craftworkcards pieced onto a plain oval and scallop oval cut out with my SU punches.


I do hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have created and leave them some love too.

Monday, 29 November 2010

MAGICAL MONDAY - Wings/FRIDAY SKETCHERS 130

I hope you arent getting too down with all the snow thats about.  Luckily here where I live we have only had a covering but my thoughts are with you all who have had more and finding it difficult to get about!


Over on Magical Monday for our next challenge we would love to see your creations with 'Wings'.  We would like to stress that you have to use a magical image as stated at the top of the challenge blog page in order to be in the draw for the prize.  We had some lovely entries for our last challenge but sadly not all could be included in the draw as they didnt include a magical image!


Now onto my DT creation for Magical Monday. I have followed the lovely sketch by Donalda over on Friday Sketchers for my inspiration as I love sketches!




I have used one of my stamps from the latest Hanglar Christmas set 3, coloured her in with copics and added glamour dust to her wings.  The dp I have used is from Stampin Up called Jolly Holiday and also cardstock and ribbon called Old Olive.  The sentiment is from LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments which has been punched out with my SU scallop circle punch and added small red gems from Hobbycraft around the edge.  Leaves punched out with my Martha Stewart Frond punch and roses from wildorchidcrafts.


I do hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have created and leave them some love too.


Thursday, 25 November 2010

CHRISTMAS HANGLAR

I have found a lovely challenge blog called Paper Sundaes and this week they have a lovely sketch to follow.




I have used one of my new stamps from Hanglar in their Xmas set 3 and coloured her in with copics and glamour dust on her wings.  The red cardstock is from my stash and the dp is the same reversable sheet from Imaginisce called Polar Expressions.  The lace is from my stash, sentiment from craftworkcards and mounted onto an oval punched out with my SU oval punch and flowers are wildorchidcrafts.


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

SNOWFLAKE HANGLAR

Even though its a cold one today I'm taking my 5 year old daughter Seren to see our local town's Christmas lights being switched on which they are also having santa arriving with his reindeer and fireworks so hopefully should be a good night.  To warm us up after I think a pizza would go down nice lol!


My next card I have combined for two challenges:- Lovely Haenglar-Only want to see snowflakes and Sunday Sketch and Stamp have a lovely sketch to follow.




I have used one of my latest Hanglar stamp purcheses and coloured her in with copics and Sakura pens.  The cardstock is lilac shimmer card from Crafters Companion and dp from DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas paper pack.  The white circle has been embossed but sadly you cant see it very well!  Ribbon from craftyribbons, sentiment from craftworkcards pieced onto an oval cut out with my SU punch.  Snowflakes are cut out using my Spellbinders snowflake die cut and added gems from Hobbycraft.

PHOEBE WITH DOVE - Wild Rose Studio Bloghop and sketch challenge

What a cold morning we were greeted with this morning so it was wrap up warm to walk the school run.  It said on our local radio station that we could expect some snow tonight!


I have decided to have a go at the challenge over on Wild Rose Studio which is a sketch to follow created by the very talented Dawny P and also join in with their very first bloghop.




I have used one of the lovely new stamps from Wild Rose Studio called Phoebe with Dove and coloured her in with copics, stardust glitter and silver glitter writer.  The cardstock used is Regal Rose from SU, as is the ribbon and the scallop oval punch.  The lovely dp is from Wild Rose Studio Milton & Co Christmas Paper Stack.  I have decoupaged one of the flowers cut from some of the dp, sentiment from craftworkcards and pink gems from Hobbycraft.


Take a look over on the Wild Rose Studio challenge blog as if you participate in the bloghop there are some chances to win some gorgeous stamps from the DT along the way just by leaving a comment on their blog posting.

Friday, 19 November 2010

WHIFF OF JOY GDT CALL

Its that time again when Katharina from Whiff of Joy is holding another GDT call for Whiff of Joy.  All the rules, what is expected and what you need to do to enter can be found here.




Here is my entry following the fantastic sketch which Katharina has given us to follow:-




I have used my Willow Dressing Up available from Whiff of Joy and coloured her in with copics.  I then pieced her onto cardstock called Pretty In Pink from Stampin' Up.  The dp used is from the new Stampin' Up catalogue called Lap of Luxury which I also used my brand new SU Scallop Border Edge punch and added pink pearls for detail.  The sentiment is Whiff of Joy from the Party Sentiments set.  Flowers are from wildorchidcrafts, ribbon from my stash and leaves punched out with my Martha Stewart Frond punch.


This GDT call ends on Tuesday 23rd November.


Thursday, 18 November 2010

PRINCESS TILDA

There is a new challenge blog run by Magnolia-licious called Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog in the USA every fortnight and the first challenge is Pink and Yellow.  I have also followed the great sketch by Donalda over on Just Magnolia.




I have used my Princess Tilda and coloured her in with copics and glitter glue for detail.  I cut her out using my Labels Ten nestie and added pink chalk around the edge.  Cardstock used are both from Stampin Up called Pretty In Pink and So Saffron.  Flowery dp was from my stash and pink dp also from Stampin Up from Designer Paper Series Tea Party.  Ribbon is SU called Pretty In Pink, pearls from Hobbycraft, leaves punched out with my Martha Stewart Frond punch and flowers all from wildorchidcrafts.



TCPF - Flowers

What fantastic entries we had for our last challenge of Sparkle over on The Crafty Purple Frog.  Our next challenge we want to see flowers on your creation of any sort!


I have used a pyramage sheet of Kimono mermaid which I have edged with Blueberry Ice glitter glue.  The cardstock is from Stampin up called Almost Amethyst and dp is from Crafty Individuals called Springtime.  I used my Daisy Martha Stewart punch for the scalloped edging and added ribbon from my stash.  The gems are from Glitterati which was one of my purchases from the NEC craft show.  Flowers are Prima Daisy Dreams called Juicy.

Don't forget to pop over to see what the rest of the DT have created and leave them some love.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

ABC CHRISTMAS DT CARD - X is for Xmas

What fantastic entries we had for our last challenge over on ABC Christmas Challenge and I think it was the most we ever had.  You are surely getting into the Christmas spirit!  Our next theme is Xmas with an added extra of flowers and our sponsor for this challenge is the beautiful online shop Wild Orchid Crafts who are offering this fantastic prize:-








I used the lovely sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stash which I forgot to submit into :-(  The image is a Forever Friends wooden stamp coloured in with copics and glamour dust cut out with my plain square nestie and mounted onto a scalloped square cut out with my scalloped nestie.  The red cardstock is from Hobbycraft and the dp are both from Magnolia Under The Mistletoe and Vintage Christmas Rose.  Adhesive gems are Hobbycraft, leaves punched out with my Martha Stewart Frond punch and roses from wildorchidcrafts.


Pop over to see what the rest of the DT have created and leave them some love and of course Good Luck.

Monday, 15 November 2010

MAGICAL MONDAY - Let It Snow!

We had some fantastic entries for our last challenge over on Magical Monday following Heidi's sketch - our next challenge is LET IT SNOW!  We want to see your magical cards to include snow.




I have followed the fantastic sketch over on Sketch and Stash for my DT creation and used a digital image from Pollycraft called Lilibean Clover Snowflake Kisses which is new to my digi stamp collection.  I have coloured her in with copics and added glitter for the details and sticky snowflakes from Anita's Glitterations. Aqua cardstock is from my stash and Pretty In Pink cardstock from Stampin Up.  The aqua dp was in my stash but never used called Flurry of Fun by Rhonna Farrer and pink dp from my stash but also never used called Holiday Cheer from BoBunny.  Ribbon is a new purchase from SU called Pretty In Pink, snowflakes punched out with my Martha Stewart punch with added sticky snowflakes again from Anita's.


Can't wait to see your creations and look forward to your comments on the rest of the DT work.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails