Saturday, 30 November 2013

Santa's Glee - Dies to Die for DT card


Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

I'm here today to share my card made with some gorgeous items from Dies to Die for.

I have made a 'Spring' Card (there is a fabulous tutorial here) to showcase a wonderful Crissy Armstrong stamp made by Whimsy. The fabulous sentiment dies are made using the Die-versions Express Edges, I love these and think I shall be using them a lot in the coming weeks!



Side View to show the gorgeous Bazzill patterned papers.



Items Used:
Image has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers (reds)


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Eureka Stamps- Christmas Theme Santa
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - X - Out of the boX
Divas - Use some Red
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Off the Edge
4 Crafty Chicks  - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Santa Claus is coming to town


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today, I really do appreciate it and love the read any comments you may wish to make.
bye for now,
big hugs to you all



Friday, 29 November 2013

Your Next Stamp Holiday Blog hop

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend.
A special post from me today. I was asked by the lovely, kind and talented Nicole to take part in a wonderful blog hop which starts today.

Here are the details:


Welcome to the YNS Holiday Preview Party Hop!
There are 8 new digital images by the talented
Penny & Laurence of Omnia Designs!

Would you like to earn an EXCLUSIVE FREE YNS digi stamp!?

The party begins on Nicole’s blog where you will pick up your first letter to build a phrase, which will enable you to get an EXCLUSIVE FREE digi from YNS.
There will also be 10 randomly selected winners from the comments that will each WIN ONE FREE DIGI of their choice. 
Please HOP to Nicole’s blog for more details!

So onto my card, I choose a gorgeous new digi-stamp called Chic Shopping and have gone for a non-traditional colour scheme.



Items Used :
Digi Stamp - Chic Shopping from YNS coloured with Promakers.
Papers - Very old think they are Dovecraft?
Sentiment - LOTV Christmas Sentiment Tags and Pink Petticoat
Sizzix Framelits Tags Rounded
Memory Box Precious Snowflakes
Xcut Corner Rounder Punch
Stardust Stickles
Ribbon, gems, eyelet and twine from stash



If you have been hopping along and building your phrase…
The next letter you will need is:


Winners will be posted at our online FACEBOOK release party, December 1st @ 7:00pm EST on the Your Next Stamp Facebook fan page.
Winners will also be posted on the YNS blog.

We would love to have you join us at our Facebook release party,

Karen has a fabulous holiday promotion running and you can take advantage of this offer on digital stamps as well as YNS cling and clear stamps,
dies, & embellishments.
This code is valid on all YNS products and is good from now until after the new digital stamp release goes live on Sunday, December 1st @ 8:00pm EST through December 4th, 2013.

Thank you so much for joining our YNS Preview Party Hop!
Your next stop on the hop is

Mary J, however she is unwell & wasn't able to participate in the hop.   Please hop over to Angel who is #7 & she will have the next letters.
and you can click on the link below.


Thank you Nicole for asking me to take part in this hop and thanks to you too for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today.

Bye for now
hugs


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Classic Christmas at Crafty Little Fairies

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope your week is going well, sending hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new Crafty Little Fairies Challenge
This week our theme is
Classic Christmas 
Use Red , Green and Gold

Our sponsor for this week is the wonderful My Crafty Heart.
Prize £10 voucher

I couldn't resist colouring another  Bobbi Bear image from Digi Stamp Boutique, I think he is adorable.
I have added some glossy accents to the stars so they look nice and shiny in real life, sorry it doesn't show on my photo.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Digi Stamp Boutique - Bobbi and Xmas Tree coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Papermania First Noel
Memory Box Precious Stars
Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Border
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Gold gems from stash
Stickles - Stardust and Christmas Red


If you take a look at the  Crafty Little Fairies Challenge you will see the rest of the creations made by this week's design team - The Blue Fairies!

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

That Craft Place - Stars
Corrosive Challenge - Happy Holiday
Digistamp Boutique Monthly Competition
Holly Jolly - One for the Boys
I ♥ PromarkersAnything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

It's All White at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of them.

My card today is part of the mid way reminder for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.
This time our theme is
White on White Christmas 
you are permitted to use a coloured image provided the rest of the card is all white.


So, I have made a very simple card. The gorgeous poinsettia image from Clearly Besotted Stamps has been stamped with Versamark ink onto vellum and embossed with white embossing powder. It's ages since I have used my embossing powders and it took me a while to find my heat gun. I had forgotten how satisfying it is seeing the powder transformed by the heat!


Sentiment - Sorry no makers name, it's a very old one!
Cheery Lynn Holly Leaves
Die Namics Blueprints 3 ( circle )
Embossing Folder - Xcut Quilting

If you pop along to the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog you will see the wonderful white creations made by the rest of the design team.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Embossing (heat or dry)
Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday Cards Challenge
Shopping Our Stash - Holiday or Winter


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs




Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Family at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge


Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well, sending hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
This week the theme chosen by the lovely Donna is

Family
(card for a family member e.g. Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister etc.) 

For this challenge we are sponsored by Michele R Designs.
The prize for the lucky winner is $10 of digi papers.

I decided to make a special card for my mum. The Sweet Peas image is from Beccy's Place. This is a favourite flower ours, my Grandad always grew them and in the Summer and when we visited he would also pick a bunch for us to take home. Whenever I see them I am reminded of him and happy memories.
The beautiful sentiment is from Pink Gem Designs.


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Beccy's Place Sweet Peas coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Pink Gems Designs
Papers - Wild Rose Studio (not sure of the name as they are quite old)
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Spellbinders Labels 18
Spellbinders Scalloped circles
Seam binding, heart ribbon and gems from stash.

If you take a look at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the rest of the creations made by this week's design team

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love the read any comments you may wish to make
Bye for now
hugs



Saturday, 23 November 2013

Presents- Dies to Die for DT card

Hello again Everyone.

As promised I am back with my second card of the day this time made using some gorgeous goodies from
      Dies to Die for
I really love this pretty stamp. She is from Time for Tea Designs  made by Whimsy so it's excellent quality. She was great fun to colour, I love her long hair.
I have used some of my favourite Christmas papers from Carta Bella and the wonderful doily die is Teardrop Lace by CC Cutters. The sentiment banner is by Whimsy, it's a great set as you get a fabulous variety of words and different patterns too.





Items Used:
Enamel Dots - MME Mistletoe Magic

Image had been coloured with Promarkers


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Bearly Mine - Christmas Traditional colours using die cuts
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes 
Divas by Design - Make it Pretty
Charisma Cardz - Christmas 
Sweet Stampin' - Celebration 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today, your support and encouragement really means a lot to me.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
bye for now
hugs 





Sparkles at A Gem of a Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends, I hope all is well with you.
Sorry it has been so long since my last post. All is fine here, I have just been busy trying to get ahead with my DT cards so I don't have a rush in the run up to Christmas and then I'll be free to spend the school holidays with my children - I can't wait !

Anyway, I have 2 posts today. So here is my first which is for A Gem of a Challenge
This week the theme set by the lovely Ria is 
Sparkles

The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....

For my card I have used the adorable Little Gem with Bauble. The fabulous sentiment is also from Pink Gem designs that you can find here.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs-  Little Gem with Bauble. coloured with Promarkers
Digi Sentiment - Pink Gem Designs - A Magical Christmas
Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing folder
Joy Crafts Winter Wishes Ice Crystals Border
Joy Crafts Winter Wishes Ice Crystals 3 Snowflake
Crystal Glamour Dust
Stardust Stickles

If you take a look at the A Gem of a Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful creation made by the rest of this week's Design Team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.

I'll be back soon with my Dies to Die for DT card.

Bye for now
hugs


Monday, 18 November 2013

DT card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge


Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you all had a good weekend and feel ready for the new week ahead.

Today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
This week we are using Sketch number 22 and our optional theme is Lots of Layers.
Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Lili of the Valley who will give a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

For my card I have used another gorgeous image from the LOTV Vintage Boys black and white Sketch Pad which I have coloured with Promarkers. 



Here is the sketch, I have rotated it to fit my image

Items Used:
Image - from LOTV Sketch Pad Vintage Boys coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Twine and charms from stash

If you take a look at the  Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge, you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of  the Design Team.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
As You Like it!  -  Spots of Stripes - I do like both it really depends on the image, I think stripes work for this one. I also like how you can alternate the direction on the same card. For some reason I think they work well for male cards, not sure why!
ABC Challenge - Z for Zebra (stripes or Black and White)
Graph'It Colour Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend  - Autumn/Fall Colours
Seize the Birthday - Birthday (optional texture)
Natalie and Amy -  For the Boys


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs


Saturday, 16 November 2013

Merry and Bright - Dies to Die for DT card

Good Morning to you my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

I'm here today to share a card I made using some fabulous items from Dies to Die For.
I have used one of the adorable new Christmas Stamps from Bildmalarna, I think she is so sweet.  The gorgeous deep red paper is Imaginisce and the other stunning papers are Kaisercraft, I love these traditional colours.

The roses are made using Die-namics Mini Rolled Rose, these cut through the Wool Felt so easily. I have used my favourite Cheery Lynn Holly Leaves again. My sentiment is from the very useful Whimsy Holiday Noteables 2 set.
(Sorry about the blurry photo, my camera's batteries need charging. I will try to take another one later.)


Close up of the cute image, you can just about see the holly leaves I stamped in the corners. These were included in the Whimsy Sentiment stamp set that I used.


Items Used:

 Stamp - Bildmalarna Christmas Flower coloured with Promarkers

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
I ♥ Promarkers - Red and Green
Crafty Calendar - November All things Christmas
Inky Impressions - Red and Green
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Stripes
 I would also like to enter the Bildmalarna  DT Call. (I have rotated the given sketch.)


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Bye for now
hugs

Friday, 15 November 2013

Use Embossing at the Ready Teddy Go Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope all is well with you, sending hugs to those in need of them.

My card today is part of the mid way reminder of the Ready Teddy Go Challenge

This month our theme is 
Use Embossing
Wet or dry or even both!

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Di's Digi Stamps who are giving a $12 voucher to the lucky winner.


I used another adorable Bobbi Bear image from Digi Stamp Boutique.  As you can see, I have kept this one fairly simple.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - DigiStamp Boutique Bobbi and Stocking coloured with Promarkers
Paper - First Edition Silent Night
Embossing Cuttlebug Snowflake Dots
Marianne Design Craftables - Circle,Flower and leaf stitch die
Memory Box Giovanna Snowflake
Imagination Crafts Detail Sparkle White Shimmer
Polar White Flower Soft


If you take a look at the Ready Teddy Go Challenge you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team to inspire you.


Lothian Crafts - Use a Marianne Designs Die
Sparkles Christmas Challenge -  Have a Beary Christmas
Digi Stamp Boutique  - November Customer Challenge
Papertake Weekly - Snow and Ice
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times  - Furry Friends
Sparkle and Sprinkle -  Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking.


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today. I really do appreciate it, your support and encouragement means so much to me.
Bye for now
hugs

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Top of the Pops at Crafty Little Fairies Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope your week is going well, not too long now until the weekend. Sending hugs to those in need of them.

Today is the start of a new Crafty Little Fairies Challenge.
This week our theme is a really fun one:

♫ Top of the Pops ♫
inspired by a song title

We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this week who are


Here is my card, you probably know by now that I love these cute LOTV mice ,they are great fun to colour.
 My song title is 'Sowing the Seeds of love' by Tears for Fears, one of my brother's favourites.


Items Used :
Stamp -  LOTV The Potting Shed coloured with Promarkers
Papermania Kraft card
Flowers - Dienamics Layered Rose coloured with Promarkers
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Woodware Daisy Punch


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Ladybug Crafts - Use Kraft 
Penny's Paper Crafty - Add a Sentiment
Moving Along with the Times  - Furry Friends

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. You support and encouragement means so much to me and I love to read any comments you may wish to make.
Bye for now
hugs 


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

In the Spotlight at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week so far. Sending hugs to those on need of them.

Today it the start of a new Passion for Promakers Challenge
This week our theme chosen by the lovely Jane is 

In the spotlight 
Please use The Spotlight Technique - there is a fab tutorial on this here

The sponsor for this challenge is Saturated Canary and the prize is 2 digi stamps

So here's my card. I must admit that it did feel a bit strange not colouring the whole image but hopefully it works okay.


Items Used:
Stamps- House Mouse Designs Gruffies - Friends Like You coloured with Promarkers
Inkylicious Musical Melody
Papers - Papermania Bexley Black
Spellbinders Labels 8
Spellbinders Circle

If you take a look at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the wonderful inspiring creations made by this week's design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Sing, sing a song (Piano Man by Billy Joel)



Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I really to appreciate it and I love the read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs






Saturday, 9 November 2013

Penguin Happy Mail - Dies to Die for DT card

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends and a big warm welcome to my newest followers too.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

 I have a Christmas card to share with you today using some gorgeous goodies from
  Dies to Die for.
 This adorable image is a new release from Crissy Armstrong by Whimsy Stamps.
The gorgeous papers by Kaisercraft are by foiled and textured, I am not sure if you can see that on my photo though. I have used a Whimsy die for the snowflakes and a stunning red gem from MME for the centre.
The Memory Box Frosty Border is one of my favourites.



I love this cute penguin!




Items Used:
Stamp - Crissy Armstrong by Whimsy - Penguin Happy Post coloured with Promarkers



I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
I ♥ Promarkers - All That Glitters
Whimsy Inspiration -Anything goes
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Christmas
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge -  Animal antics
Graphic Markers - colour some fur ( not sure if penguins have fur or feathers!!)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


Thank you for for taking the time to stop and look at my card today. I really do appreicate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
bye for now
hugs






Thursday, 7 November 2013

GDT card for Little Miss Muffet Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you are well and having a good week, sending hugs to those in need of them.

A couple of weeks ago I was the lucky winner of the Little Miss Muffet Challenge and part of my prize was to be a guest designer - how fabulous is that!
So here is my GDT card for the challenge which starts today.
I think you may be able to guess the theme by looking at my card but I tell you anyway it's
Seeing Dots
I used an adorable image from Little Miss Muffet called  Swings 'n' Slides Lollipop she was so much fun to colour.


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - LMM Swings 'n' Slides Lollipop  coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Girly Polkadots
Sentiment - Tina Wenke
Pink felt and buttons from stash.

If you take a look at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog you will see the wonderful creations made by the very talented design team, they are so inspiring.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Feminine 
Divas by Design - use a digi
Bearly Mine Challenges  - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Thank you so much to you all for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, it always amazes how kind you are and I really do appreciate it.
bye for now
hugs


Monday, 4 November 2013

DT card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge #125

Hello again everyone, as promised I'm here with my second card of the day.

Today is the start of a new Stetch 'n' Stash Challenge.
This time we are using Sketch number 21 and our optional theme chosen by the lovely Ally is Fairytale.
Our sponsors for this challenge are
Di's Digistamps - Prize $10 voucher
and
Fred She Said - Prize £10 voucher

I decided to use one of my older, much loved,  Penny Black Stamps. I thought the poppies were appropriate for this time of year.



Here is the sketch for you to follow this time:



Items Used:
Stamp - Penny Black Poppy Fields coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Monochrome
Nellie Snellen Floral Punches
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Martha Stewart Medium Monarch Butterfly Punch

If you take a look at the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies - make your own flower embellishments (no Halloween)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Black or Bling
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
Pile it on - Animals with Character
613 Avenue - Anything Goes


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today, I really do appreciate it and love to read any comments you may wish to make
bye for now
hugs

We're Getting Ready for Christmas at the Without Words Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful crafty friends.
I hope you all had a good weekend.

Today it the start of a new Without Words Challenge
This month our fun theme is
Getting Ready for Christmas
 Please remember to follow our CAS definition and the theme of this months challenge (see challenge blog for more details)

 Our fabulous sponsor for this month is BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS 
Prize - £10 voucher to spend online

I bought this stamp early in the year when in was on offer so I was pleased to finally get round to colouring it in.  As you may know, I LOVE penguins and I love floral images too so it couldn't be much better!





Stamp - Wild Rose Studio ~ Pickle with Poinsettia. Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmakers
Papers - Doodlebug Designs
Sentiment - Crafty Impressions
Imagination crafts detail sparkle white shimmer

If you take a look at the Without Words Challenge you will see the stunning creations made by the rest of the design team and see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Cute Cards
Graph'It Colour Challenge- Tic Tac Toe or Anything goes which I have gone for.
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I will be back later with my DT card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge 
Bye for now
hugs

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