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Friday, 29 July 2011

Sweets for my Sweet

Hello everyone, I'm back! We had a lovely holiday in Scotland, saw lots of great places. We even were lucky with the weather, even though on the first night in Edinburgh we almost drowned ;). Here are some lovely shots we made along the way.

                                  Loch Ness

                                               Portree, Skye


Gorgeous, no? Now that's we're back home I have another week off work, so plenty of time to get a little crafty ;) Due to the holidays I missed the Card Makin' Mamas challenge of "FOOD OR DRINK", but just got about in time for the inspiration post. Our sponsor this time around is Karber Digital Images, they are offering 2 digital stamps for the challenge winner. The image here is called Cupcake Denny, I had just the right backing paper and stamps to go with this one :) I had coloured the cupcakes ages ago, and I noticed that the Karber image also had cupcakes with little hearts on them so decided to colour them more or less the same. I think it looks really matchy :) You still have about a week to enter the challenge, so come on and join the fun!

Materials used:
* Dovecraft Piece of Cake backing papers
* Karber Digital Image Cupcake Denny, coloured with Promarkers
* Kars Cupcake and sentiment stamps

* Cosmic Shimmer Red Fire Twinkles 
* Gems, ribbon, peeloff, paper roses and pink Nestability shape from stash
* Sentiment on the front: coloured it with Promarkers (I can't remember where I got it from, if you recognise it let me know)

I am submitting to these challenges:
* Totally Papercrafts (Bling It Up)
* Stampin' B's (Ribbon)
* Crafts and Me (Ribbon)
* Little Darlings (Girly)
* Scrapbook Sisters (Happy Birthday)
* Deep Ocean Challenges (Ribbon)
* LadyBug (Summer Birthdays)
* Top Tip Tuesday (Make it Girly)
* KB Cute Monday (Food and Beverages)
* Stamps R Us (Happy Birthday)

Nice to be back in my crafty room :)

PS A warm welcome to my new followers, wow, 25 people! Hope you like what you read/see here :)

Friday, 8 July 2011

Summertime Fun

Hello everyone,

Well, this is my last crafty project before we go on holiday. Two weeks traipsing around Scotland, we're going to visit so many gorgeous places! Anyway, this is my DT card for Card Makin' Mamas, our theme this time is "SUMMER FUN". I think my card is matching perfectly in the theme, this definitely is summer fun! You have two weeks to play along, it would be great if you could make it! Why don't you check out what my fellow DT members have come up with! Some Odd Girl is our sponsor this time; they are offering up a generous prize of 3 FREE images to our random winner, so it's well worth entering. 

Materials used:
* White A5-ish base card
* Studio Light 3D image and DP
* Sew Easy Floss
* Raindrop Echo Designs Collection sentiment (which I won recently over at Sentimental Sundays, thanks girls!)
* Gems from stash

* Allsorts (Free and Easy)
* Anything Goes Challenge (Letter D, Drink)
* Bling it On (Anything Goes)
* Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes)
* Sentimental Sundays (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Croppers (Green, Orange and Yellow)
* Reasonable Ribbon (Picnic/Summer Fun)
* Crafty Inspirations (To the Seaside)
* KB Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Bearly Mine (Anything Goes)

Right, I will be catching up with you guys in the last week of July, hope you all have excellent holidays or at least some quality crafty time planned ;) See you all later!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Sympathy Card

Hi everyone,

Here is the third card for this week, wow, I'm on a roll! Unfortunately, the making of this card didn't have a very happy reason. Our cleaning lady at work lost her husband this week. I wanted to send her my own card as she is such a nice person. Here is my card:

Materials used:
* Studio Light DP, 3D image and sentiments
* Pearls and blue paper from my stash

Submitted to these challenges:
* Poodles Parlour (Come Fly with Me; the Dandelion seeds are flying through the air, hope that counts)
* Allsorts (Anything Goes)
* Anything Goes Challenge (Letter D -> Dandelion)
* Bling it On (Anything Goes)
* Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes)
* Sentimental Sundays (Anything Goes)
* Ooh La La (Summer Flowers)
* KB Cute Monday Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Bearly Mine (Anything Goes)
* Deep Ocean Challenge (Any card)

Hope she likes the card, it's not very traditional but I think it's a great sympathy image.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Christmas Flowers

Good evening everyone,

Wow, what great comments I received on my card yesterday, I was really happy reading them all! Tonight I have another Christmas card for you. This time around it's a card using a Poinsettia die-cut, how huge is that flower? I wasn't quite sure how to use it, but I actually like it on its own.

Materials used:
* White A5 card
* Anna Griffin Die-cut layered with 3D glue
* Marianne Design Scandinavian Christmas DP
* Studio Light sentiment 
* Gems and peel-offs from stash

Challenges I am submitting to:
* Bling it On (Anything Goes)
* Christmas Card Challenge (Christmas Card)
* Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes)
* For Fun Challenge (Christmas)
* Hooked on Craft (Show Us Your Flowers)
* Creative Corner (Christmas in July)
* Sentimental Sundays (Anything Goes)
* The Paper Shelter (Anything Goes)
* Totally Papercraft (Bingo, I've used Die-Cut, Flowers, gems)
* Allsorts (Free and Easy)

Tomorrow I will be sharing a Sympathy card, sad to make of course but usually very much appreciated. Enjoy your evening!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Pink Rudolph

Good evening everyone,

As promised, here is the first of at least 4 cards, I am starting off with a Christmas card. A bit of an usual card for me, since I've never done a pink Christmas card before, but it was a good challenge. Difficult to make it really Christmassy, but in the end I think I've pulled it off:

Materials used:
* White square base card
* Marianne Design Eline's Old-Fashioned Christmas backing paper
* Pink paper crumpled and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink
* Nellie Snellen Ollie's Chrismas stamp set, coloured in with Promarkers
* Red Fire Cosmic Twinkles
* Ribbon,  gem flowers and sentiment stamp from my stash

I am submitting to these challenges:
* Christmas Challenges with Sketches (Sketch)
* Christmas Card Challenges (Christmas Card)
* Crafty Sentiments (Christmas in June)
* Crafty Hazelnut (Pink and/or Purple)
* DCD (3 shapes, 2 colours, 1 ribbon/bow)
* DYSU (Squares)
* For Fun (Christmas)
* Little Claire's (Pink and Brown)
* Sparkle's Forum Christmas (Glitter)
* There She Goes (Glitter, Glitz and Bling)

Let me know what you think! Have a great evening, see you tomorrow!

DT news!

Hello everyone,

I am awfully sorry that I haven't been blogging for more than a week, stressed out students and their theses are taking up most of my time I'm afraid :(

However, this week I will probably have to show you quite a few cards, as I have been working on 4 but not finishing them until now. I will probably be back tonight with my first card!

Also, I have some great news, to those of you who are eagle-eyed you might have already spotted it, I've been asked to join the Christmas Card All Year Round DT! What a great opportunity, I wanted to join a Christmas-themed DT for quite a while and finally bagged it :) I will start on the August challenge, so keep your eye out for it!