Thursday, 31 July 2008

Cool Yule challenge

Papertake Weekly have asked us to make a Christmas card this week, i've kept mine quite traditional, using red and green, also colouring Edwins clothes to match.

Blue Christmas

Arty Girlz have asked us to use the colour blue on our projects this week, and here is my card, admittedly more white than blue, but there is blue on there ;)
I have used stamps away snowflake montage stamps to build up the ring of snowflakes, the centre image is 'gift bunny' from bootiful stampz, perfect for crimbo!

Down on the farm

is the theme this week at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, I like this sheep friends image, isn't it cute? I've used an assortment of papers and punched flowers and leaves, the sentiment is a 'stamps away' stamp

Beary Cool...

Inchy By Inch asked to see hats on our inchies this week.
I have used a bear stamp for mine, adding a hand drawn baseball cap to make him look 'beary cool' lol.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Bev's Amazing Blog Candy!!

This is the blog candy that you could win from Bev . And WOW! what candy it is!!
It is to celebrate her getting 15000 hits to her fantastic blog, well done Bev!
The draw will take place on the 9th of August, good luck everyone! xx

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Wylde Women Award!

Isn't it a work of art in itself? This has been awarded to me by the very talented Tracie. Thanks so much hunni for thinking of me and honouring me with this award xx

Here are the rules for this Wylde Women Award :

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite ( so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women and remember the Purpose of the Award is to send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

I'd like to pass on this award to everyone who reads, passes through and comments on my blog, You all deserve this award, you inspire me, support me and generally make blogland a wonderful place to be.

On a more personal note, i'd like to pass on this award to Carolann, this lady has had to cope with so much lately, including the loss of her dear Mom, yet she always finds the time to go blog hopping, commenting on everyone's work, taking part in challenges and generally being a wonderful woman and a great friend. Her strength is amazing and I admire her a great deal.
Also to Inspirational, thanks to Julie and the rest of the inspirational team, we get to see amazing works of art from all over blogland.
And also to Sue, her creations are always outstanding, her blog is a fab read and she often pops over to see what i've been upto, when i'm ashamed to say that I don't often have the time to go catch up with what Sue has been upto (sorry Sue, but I do appreciate your visits here).

There are so many more of you that i'd be happy to pass this onto, but if I did there'd be nobody left for them to pass it on to! lol.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Buttons... this weeks theme over at Tilda & Friends.
I have used the quilted stocking stamp which I bought from Silly Monkey Crafts.
I added sakura clear glitter gel pen to the 'tree' which was cut from a piece of cardstock (I forget the brand though) the poinsettia die cut embellishment has a button and fibre as its stamen and theres also another button and ribbon above the stocking.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Stripes! this weeks theme over at Inchy By Inch, I had all my christmas stash on my table (found them while tidying up my mess *blushes*) and saw the stripy scarf around this snowman on this stamp, and wanted to use it for this challenge, I added extra stripes around the edge and googly eyes for a fun effect.

Snow much Fun!

... is the theme over at Penny Black Saturday challenge blog, the ladies have asked us to have a snow theme to our projects this week.
and WOW! this weeks prize is awesome! the 12 days of christmas PB stamps!!!

Here is my entry, I chose to make this post-it note keyring.
I saw this tutorial on you tube, HERE is the link, I loved it so much that I bought some post-it notes straight away. and its so easy to make, altho a cropodile is essential to get a perfect cut through all the pages.
My snow is created by Jones Tones 3D paint, I also added a few stamped snowflakes around hedgy and altho I haven't shown a piccy of the back cover, it is also stamped with tiny snowflakes.
I also added my own little touch by adding the bead and snowflake charm.

Hope you like it?

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Win a Moody Maud download!

This week, over at Papertake Weekly, the challenge is 'Teenage Kicks" where we have been asked to make a card for a teenager.
This weeks sponsor is Sally! and 5 lucky winners will receive the new Moody Maud download!!

Good luck everyone! xx

Inchy By Inch challenge #12

This week Fiona has set us a challenge with a difference, to make your inchy/inchies with a travel theme and if possible to use them on a project too.

I grouped 6 inchies together and stamped a map onto them, I stamped the same map onto shrink plastic and shrunk it down to make the extra embellishment you can see.
I then stamped a copper atc blank with a couple of pirate themed stamps and then stuck the inchies onto the atc card, I then stamped a coin image on top of this and coloured it in with a gold gel pen, then stamped a ship, cut it out and stuck that on top too, finishing with the plastic map.

All pirate stamps that I used can be bought from Tanda Stamps.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Bootiful Sketch challenge!

Pop on over to the Bootiful Stampz Blog, where you'll find this competition!

All you have to do is make something using the sketch layout above and then post it on your blog with a link back to the Bootiful Stampz blog.
This competition will close Thursday 17th July, so be quick!
There will be a Bootiful Prize for the winner ;)
Feel free to use any Bootiful Stampz that you may have, but this competition is not limited to only bootiful stampz designs - any card/layout will do as long as you use the sketch layout!
Here is my example, I have used the new

Incidently, the whole Moody Maud range is now on sale! priced at just £5.50 each, what a bargain!

Magnolia Candy!!

Pop on over to Andrea's fantastic blog and have a look at the fab blog candy up for grabs! any magnolia lover would love these goodies! To be in with a chance, just leave a comment, stating which is your favourite magnolia stamp and why. Good luck!
Thank you Andrea and thanks go to Pauline from Magnolia Stamps too! xx

AWESOME Blog Candy up for grabs!!

Woohoooo! my new blogging friend Linda is celebrating over 1000 blog hits! and WOW! she has the most fabulous blog candy up for grabs, please take a look HERE, any crafter would give their right arm for yummy stash like this!!
Congratulations Linda! here's to the next 1000!! xx

Cosmic card...

Cute Card Thrusday asked us to make a card for a child, here is my entry, I have used my new Crafters Companion 'Boys n Girls' CD rom to print off the papers and toppers, since taking this photo I have added extra glitter to the stars using a glitter gel pen.

Arty Girlz sketch challenge...

I didn't think I was going to be able to post this in time because of not being able to get online, especially as Arty Girlz will set a new challenge tomorrow. Last week the girls asked us to use a sketch, I loved this sketch, thank you Julie & Crissi!

No internet access!

I've been without internet access since last thursday because my modem died. Virgin media brought me a new one today! YAY! I have loads to catch up on and unfortunately I missed the deadline for a couple of challenges :(

this was for last weeks Inchy By Inch challenge, the theme was 'keys'

and this was for last weeks Penny Black challenge, the theme was Buttons and Brads, there is one of each on the purple and lilac flowers..

Friday, 4 July 2008

Say it with........ an inchy!

Its challenge #10 this week for Inchy By Inch, and there's a fabulous prize up for grabs this week courtesy of Tanda Stamps...... a whole rubber sheet of inchy stamps, the sheet contains a whopping 35 images!!
I'm lucky enough to already have this fab set of inchies in my collection, and I thought it would be nice to use a couple of them to show the detail that you get even though each image is small and can fit on an inchy.
The theme of this weeks challenge is to make a thank you inchy, and a lovely way to say thank you is with flowers, so I've chosen oak leaf and daisy stamps to say "Thanks Tanda!"