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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Crafty Creations Blog Hop & 100th Challenge Celebrations

It's a Crafty Creations Challenges 100th challenge

BLOG HOP and CHALLENGE celebration!!

Come along & celebrate with us!!

There are prizes galore & lots of  fun to be had!!

To start the hop you need to be at the Crafty Creations Challenge blog or if you've arrived here from Nana Donna's blog then you're almost at the end of the fun & giveaways.

I hope you've remembered to leave a bit of love at each of the Design Team's blogs to be in with a chance of winning the extra prizes being given away by each of my lovely teamies.

We are also giving 3 lucky blog hop participants a prize at the end of the hop too so you've lots of chances to be a winner with Crafty Creations.

We'll be back on Jan 12th with all the lucky winners so don't forget to pop back and see us all then.

My lovely sponsor for the hop is Kenny K who have the most amazing digi images.

Elena & Kenny have very kindly offered one lucky blog hop winner a choice of two digi images from their shop but beware they are all so fab you'll have a hard job chosing two lol!!!

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this prize please leave a comment on this post.

I was lucky enough to be given one of these fab images to work with for my 100th Challenge card & I chose Queens Cutie. I've used my copics to colour her & she was an absolute joy to colour.

If you'd like to join us for the challenge read on . . . . . .


Our 100th celebration challenge is no ordinary challenge...we've spiced it up!

There are 3 parts to this challenge: A sketch to follow, a color combo and an added recycled element!

Stop by Crafty Creations for all the details! There will be 2 winners and  fabulous prize packages for this challenge!!

For my challenge card I've used cardstock from Stampin Up in Elegant Eggplant & Crumbcake which I didn't think for a minute would go together but I'm really pleased with the colour combo & will definately use it again.

The papers are from Basic Grey & my recycled element is the purple cotton which was in with spare buttons from a cardigan I bought a few months ago.

I've used a Stampin Up border punch for the frilled edge to the circle.

The sentiment is done on the computer.

Hope you can find the time to join us for our celebrations and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Now hop on over & show some love to Shelly who I know will have something lovely to inspire you!!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge 99 - Angels

I honestly don't know where the time is going!! I still have loads to do before Saturday & am seriously considering paying my eldest to wrap all her sisters presents lol!!

This weeks challenge at Crafty Creations is Angels and has been set by the lovely Melissa. We want to see an angel somewhere on your creations & this weeks sponsor is Melanie from Wink Wink Ink with a $15 voucher up for grabs to one lucky randomly drawn entry.
I've used the gorgeous Monique from Mo's Digital Pencil & have coloured her with copics (I've just realised I forgot to glitter her wings Duh!!!!!). The papers I've used are some I bought a couple of months ago & had completely forgotten I'd bought so this is their first outing!! I'll put them away for next year & probably forget where I've put them lol!! They are from Papermania & are called A Silent Night.
The poinsettia's are cut using Marianne Creatables & the ribbon is from my stash.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges

Craft Your Passion - Christmas Theme

Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

For Fun Challenge - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Stampin For The Weekend - Christmas

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking & have a lovely Christmas.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge 98 - Photo Inspiration

Well, we're whizzing towards Christmas & I'm nowhere near being ready!! I've been so busy getting Christmas card orders finished that I've neglected my present shopping so am going to spend Thursday & Friday this week catching up.

I was well ahead of myself for this weeks Crafty Creations Challenge . . . why?? . . . . because I did the wrong one last week!! & followed the 'photo inspiration' challenge set by the lovely Bernie a week early Duh!!

The lovely pink, fluffy, lacy girly photo screamed out 'my house' when I saw it lol!! with 3 girls I have alot of pink, although my youngest would live in a football kit if I let her she does like her bedroom to have that girlie touch.

I just love this image that my lovely friend Nicola sent me & have used it quite a few times. It's a Sugar Nellie & great to colour.

The papers are from a Dovecraft pack of basics & has lots of lovely pastel papers.

The flowers have been punch using pearlescent white card & I've made a little ribbon flower by swing along the edge of a strip of ribbon & gathering it up & sewing a tiny heart button in the middle.

There's some great DT inspiration over at the Challenge blog & our sponsor this week is Bernie herself with some fab stamps from Cuddly Buddly.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges

ABC Challenge - Jewels & Gems

Cute Card Thursday - Floral Frenzy

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge 96 - Gift Card Holder

I had great fun with this weeks challenge over at Crafty Creations which is to make a gift card holder.

Now firstly, apologies to those of you who visit my blog because once again I've used my Stampin Up Bauble stamp set & punch!! getting a bit monotonous aren't I lol!!

My friend & Stampin Up rep Jules showed us how to make this gift card holder at a recent workshop & it's so easy to make & can easily be adapted if you don't have bauble set! If you would like the measurements etc they can be found here with a video tutorial on how to make it. If you need any Stampin Up products then Jules is your woman!!! great customer service & she's running a Christmas order service at the moment.

I've used Stampin Up Crumb Cake cardstock for the main body of the gift card holder & edged to with the Scallop Trim border punch. The stamp is from the Contempo Christmas set & the ink is Cherrry Cobbler.

The bling, ribbon & paper are from my stash.

We're being sponsored this week by

who are offering a fantastic prize of  a $20 shopping spree!!

Pop over & have a look at the brilliant projects from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for looking.

Sharon xx