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Monday, 30 June 2008

Great Blog Candy

The lovely Emma is offering a £10 voucher for Poppicrafts as the Candy for her 10,000 visits, this has been donated by the equally lovely Michelle from Poppicrafts who sells great products & has fab customer service. If you want something a little bit different for your card making give her store a visit. - ends 25/7/08

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 16 - No Patterned Paper

Challenge 16
No Patterned Paper
Now, if this fills you with horror, as it did me, you are allowed to make your own patterned paper or card by stamping, inking, doodling etc. on plain paper or cardstock. You can emboss, tear and add anything else you like. The only restriction is no 'bought' patterned paper!

Well I managed to complete the challenge & didn't use any patterned paper.

The image is a download from Pink Petticoat coloured with Whispers pens & highlighted with Stickles & Anitas 3D Gloss.

This is a card ordered by the trainee stylist at the hairdressers where I sell some of my cards. He was very sure about the design he wanted & hopefully I've followed it to the letter (literally LOL!!) Hopefully his Mum will like it too.

The lettering & 40 have been printed on the computer & I've then cut out the bottom of the lettering & used it as the kickstand part of the A5 card. I've covered the join up with the ribbon which is from my stash. The flowers & brad are from Poppicrafts.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge 25 - We Gone Dotty

We gone Dottie!!
Would love to see the Use of Dots on your work this week,
A Little Easier than last week’s!
So grab all things Dottie and get creative!
Please Remember you work must include atleast 1 Magnolia stamp,
I can not stress the above rules enough!
you can use other stamps along with your magnolia stamps of course.

Not sure where my Mojo is at the moment. I seem to have a problem putting colours & patterns together & think I've completely lost the plot with this card.
The Tilda image was sent to me in a RAK & I coloured it in a few weeks ago when I was still practicing lol!!
The card is Bassill & the dotty paper is Kay & Co but why . . . . . . . . . . did I add the Papermania brown DP???? a moment of madness I think lol!!
My Cuddly Buddly sentiment stamps arrived this morning so I just had to have a little go with one in the corner. The blooms are also Cuddly Buddly & the little bit of bling & ribbon are from my stash.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Challenge 5 Checks Galore

This weeks challenge Checks Galore. We would like you to make a card using any type of check paper Ribbon or Brads, ect 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.

I think I got a bit carried away with this card lol!! Seem to have everything on it except the kitchen sink!!. Have used the oh so cute Sweet Ebony which has been coloured with watercolour pencils, whispers markers & Sakura Tiara pens with a bit of Stickles thrown in for good measure.

The denim flower is Papermania, the sentiment is from Craftwork cards & the brad in the centre of the flower was from a bulk lot I bought from a lady who was selling all her craft supply.
The ribbon & prima flower are from my stash.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Friday Sketchers Week 7

Here is my card for this weeks Friday Sketchers. I loved this sketch & have kept it in my favorites folder for use in the future. I've been dying to use my new Sweet Ebony stamp (I bought this one & the picking apples one last week) and just adore this sweet image.
How disappointed am I in my colouring . . . . . . . VERY!!!
I have been using a range of card from Wilkinsons which at less than £2.50 for 50 sheets it has been an absolute bargain. So when I went to my local one on Saturdy & saw the stocks dwindling I grabbed a couple of packs as I needed to print out my DD's 13th party invites as well.
The fact that the 40 invites took ages to dry should have rung alarm bells but I went ahead & stamped off half a dozen Sweet Ebonys ready for a relaxing Sunday afternoon watercolouring.
To find they've only change the coating on the card !!!!!!!! to gloss !!!!!!!! I've checked the product code & everything matches the card I already had except the finish. This means that watercolour pencils don't work on the card & my whispers have come out all blotchy . . . . . . . . soooooo disappointed so I'll be taking the lot back lol!!!
Anyway, back to the sketch lol!!
I've used Papermania Retro Floral DP & I've run blue card through my cuttlebug. The flowers, ribbon & brads are from my stash. I've even bravely stamped the sentiment directly on to the DP lol!!
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Jacquelines Blog Candy

Jacqueline has some fantastic Blog Candy up for grabs which she will draw on the day she reaches 10,000 hits. It includes a Magnolia stamp so get across quick!!

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 15

All you have to do this week is make a birthday card. It's as simple as that!!

I decided to make another Matilda Muffinbread kick-stand card mainly because I already had the image coloured & mounted on a scalloped nestabilities circle.

I coloured the image using watercolour pencils & finished off with Anitas 3D paint & beads on the muffin.

I've made the flowers myself from an article in a past Creativity magazine using coloured vellum & a daisy punch & finished off with clear crystals.

The DP has a lovely glitter finish to it which doesn't show up in the picture. I've also decorated the inside of the card as shown on the smaller picture.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 14

"If you would like a chance of winning these gorgeous goodies all you have to do is make a card using
3 different types of embellishments
e.g. buttons, brads, ribbons"

This is a cute stamp I bought last week & I think is my current favorite (until the Sweet Ebony stamps I ordered last night arrive LOL!!)

The 3 embellishments I've used are blooms, gems & a tag. The papers are Retro Floral from Papermania (no surprise there lol!!) & I've had a go at faux stitching & a little bit of a distressed look.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Thankyou so much to everyone who took part in my blog candy. I can't believe I'm now over 6000 visits so it won't be long before I can offer some more for 10,000 visits lol!!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE . . . . . . . . . . the winner of the candy is


Well done Karen, if you email me at s.glynn2@ntlworld.com I'll post your candy.

Monday, 9 June 2008

A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge 2

This weeks challenge was a colour theme 'Pink green & blue' & I've just scraped in on the last day!!

I'm still not sure about this card but have fiddled a moved things around & eventually came up with this. I'm not sure if it was the colour scheme that was throwing me out or the fact I'd decided on the componants & then found it difficult to arrange them on a square card.

Anyway, it fits the challenge, & someone will like it I'm sure LOL!!

5000 visitors Blog Candy - Update

This will stay on top until drawn so please scroll down for later posts.

I've had over 100 visitors since I posted my Blog Candy but no one has taken part as yet?? I can only assume it's because I haven't tempted you with the actual candy LOL!! so here it is.

A See D set of Vintage stamps
Various pieces from the Brenda Pinnick set
I will also include some Stampingbella Images

Hopefully this will get your Mojo going lol!! you can read how to enter if you scroll down a little.

Sharon xx

Well, I've been so busy over the past week preparing for my daughters First Holy Communion celebrations yesterday that I haven't had chance to check my blog & I've passed the 5000 hits barrier without even realising. I can't believe I've had so many visitors in such a short space of time. I've made some lovely friends through both Docrafts & blogging, some of which I know will be friends for life.

So, I would like to offer some Blog Candy in celebration of Friendship !! and for reaching my 5000 visitors.

You can enter in two ways

1. Leave a comment on this post & link my blog to yours by 'advertising' my blog candy on your blog. That will get you one entry in to the draw.

2. Make a card with a 'Friendship' theme & leave a comment on this post with a link to your card. This will get you two entries in to the draw.

I will draw the winner using a random number generator on Monday 9th June.

Good luck and thank you for joining in xx

Friday, 6 June 2008

Phew !!!

Well that's me done for today. Off out tonight for a curry with DH to celebrate our 14th WA. Have a good evening.

Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For

This weeks challenge is to use die cuts on your card. I've used the sizzix key die & also the sizzlits window oval in both sizes. The PP is a free download from Funky Fairies.

My Time To Craft - Brads & Eyelets

This weeks challenge is to use brads or eyelets or both so I've been greedy & used both lol!!
I've used these embellishments before on smaller cards but decided to use it with the cuttlebug embossing folder on an A5 card. The 'It's a girl' brad is from Poppicraft & the eyelets & ribbon are from my stash.

Arty Girlz Challenge - Paint

We have 'Paint' as the challenge theme this week so go and grab your paintbrushes and have some fun!
So I did lol!! I've used Whispers pens on the image & watercoloured them & also used 3D paint on the muffin.
I made a kick stand card and also decorated the inside as shown in the smaller picture.
The papers are Papermania Retro Floral, the ribbon is Poppicraft & the flowers are Prima Flower Lady from Ebay.

Cute Card Thursday - Xmas cards

My card for this weeks challenge which is to produce a Christmas card. I find it very hard to think of Christmas when the sun is shining so have gone for a simple Cuddly Buddly image 'Nativity'. This download is so cute & comes with lots of images including the one above.

I've printed on vellum & torn in to strips & attached across the top of the image with brads. I've highlighted the star, candle & crown with stickles & then just simple matting & layering. The angel is more visible in real life lol!!

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Pink Card Challenge

Now I don't need much encouragement to make a pink card LOL!! but Jo has asked that we do just that to be entered for her fab blog candy. It's my friends 40th birthday tomorrow & this is a card I've done (another friend ordered it) for her.

The image is Stamping Bella & I've paper pieced the clothes & decoupaged the bags. I've used Girls Are Weird Sizzix die cuts to spell out her name & cuttlebug birthday embossing stencil for the CS. The PP is Papermania Retro Floral.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 4

Here is my card for this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge.

This is the first time I've used the Bella stamp I got last week but I know it won't be the last. I showed the card at school this afternoon & have 3 orders already. What is it about 'girls & shoes' LOL!!.

I've coloured the image using Sakura Tiara pens & have decoupaged the boxes & boot to give a 3D effect.

BIG MISTAKE - to stamp the sentiment directly on to the card. Not only did I do it once but 3 times on the 3 cards I made today & I made a mess of all 3!! I'll put it down to experience LOL!!

The shoe brad is from Poppicraft.

Here are the other 2 cards just to show I didn't learn by my first mistake !!