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Monday, 29 April 2013


Hi everyone,

It's Monday again and its a bank holiday here in the Netherlands. Tomorrow our current queen is stepping down and her son is following in her footsteps, so that is earning us a couple of extra days off. Never a bad thing! Especially this week, as I have picked up yet another cold and snottery at home is a whole lot better than being snottery at work.

Today starts another challenge at Ooh La La, we are in the vintage mood this week. Please come over to the challenge blog to share your vintage/nostalgic projects, we'd loved to see them!

Here's my card, I have had my eye on this image for a little while now and this challenge seemed a great opportunity to use it:

* Ooh La La Baking Day image from the Yesterday's Memories CD
* Dovecraft Noel DPs
* Woodware Star D border punch
* Making Memories Vintage Findings Trims Cool Baking Twine
* Eline's Winterhuis Sentiment Stamp
* Festive Berries Candi

* Mema's Craft (Anything Goes)
* Sweet Stamps (Use 3 of Anything) I've used three candi
* Bearly Mine (Digi Days)
* Sarah Hurley (Projects with Character)
* Little Miss Muffet (Food, Glorious Food)
* ABC Christmas Challenge (Holiday Helpers) This little girl is helping her mommy with the Christmas baking
* By the Cute and Girly (Vintage)
* The Crafty Network (Anything Goes)
* A Little Bit Crazy Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Art Impressions (Layer It Up)

Thursday, 25 April 2013

You are Appreciated

Hi all!

It's Thursday again, only a couple more days and it's the weekend again! I have to admit I am looking forward to it, it has been so crazy busy and I have been suffering a little bit from the jet lag earlier in the week. I'm looking forward to a nice long lie-in :) Going to see Eddie Izzard on Monday didn't help things either, as we were home by 1 and I had to get up again at 6. He was really funny though, as was his warm-up act :)

Thursday means a Delightful Challenge, themed "I APPRECIATE YOU" this time. I made a lovely Mother's Day card. I used my new circle cutter here; it was just such a doddle to make the perfect circle. Expect a lot more circles on my future projects ;)

* Digital Delights Luvvy Bear, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Digital Delights Mother's Day sentiment
* Paper Mania Sweet Nothings & DCWV Street Lace DPs
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* Pearls from stash

We are sponsored this week by 
offering a 15 dollar gift certificate to this week's winner

* Whoopsi Daisy (Use Circles)
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* The Squirrel and the Fox (Furry Friends)
* Ruby's Rainbow (Round and Round)
* Sarah Hurley (Projects with Character)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Make it Girly) I've had these DPs for ages and never used the pads at all!
* Bearly Mine (Digi Days)
* Passion for Promarkers (Animals)
* Use it Tuesdays (Flowers for Mom)
* Paper Makeup Stamps (Animal Friends)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Power of Love

Hi all!

You might have noticed that it has been a little quiet on my blog this week, that's because I was on holiday. We spent 10 lovely days in the Big Apple, it was great and we saw a lot. Of course we were pretty shocked when the Boston marathon bombing occured on one of our last days in New York, very surreal to see all the press coverage and the massive police force out on the streets. I have to admit I felt a little unsafe after that, something that really hadn't happened before during our trip. Thankfully they caught those responsible, I can only imagine what they could have had in store........

Anyway, while in New York, I visited Michael's, one of their crafting store chains, to stock up on a number of lovely goodies. I bought some lovely punches, a circle cutter and some paper pads, which I am sure will feature in my upcoming projects very soon :) I made this card with my 'old' stash, using up some lovely papers that I have had for ages but never used before. This week @ Fab 'n Funky the theme set by the lovely Ginny is "LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDOURED THING", so just make sure you spread the love with your creation! Our sponsor this week is Floppy Latte and the DT received some lovely images to work with, including this one:

* Floppy Latte Cupid on a Rope, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
* Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring & Reflections DPs plus some gold paper to frame the image
* MS Doily Lace Border Punch
* Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
* Personal Impressions Sentiment stamp & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* K&Co Smitten Chipboard
* Ribbon and pearls from stash

Also, as we reached our 1000 followers over at the challenge blog, we have a little follower candy to give away:
Looking good, no? Have a look at the challenge blog for more details later in the day!

* Dream Valley (Things with Wings)
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* LEJ Designs (Mystical, Magical or Mysterious)
* Oozak (Anything Goes with Lace, Ribbon & Pearls)
* Sarah Hurley (Projects with Character)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Make it Girly) I've used some old forgotten chipboard and ribbon
* Bearly Mine (Digi Days)
* Sweet Stamps (Use 3 of Any Item)
* QKR Stampede (Punches and/or Dies)
* A Gem of a Challenge (Distress It)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Colourful Bunting

Hi everyone!

It's Thursday again and therefore time for a new challenge @ Delightful Challenges. The theme this week is "Colour My World", so any colourful project can be shared with us this week! I've decided to create a layout this week of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary in March. As my mum is wearing a red, white and blue outfit, I decided to use these colours for the LO as well:

* Digital Delights Bunting Set, coloured with Promarkers
* Co'ordinations Vintage Collection DPs
* MS Doily Lace Border Punch
* Making Memories Chipboard Alpha 5th Ave
* K&Co Peppermint Twist Chipboard Alphabet
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Gems, brads & ribbon from stash

Our sponsor this week is
and the prize is really awesome, as they are offering this to the winner:
I love working with Spectrum Noirs, they have worked really well for me, so what an awesome prize!
So if you have the time, share your colourful projects with us!


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Scenic Winter

Happy Wednesday everyone!

We're having a great challenge this week @ Fab 'n Funky, asking you to follow our recipe: '1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments'. We are sponsored by Inky Impressions and Stampart design by Kathryne, both offering lovely prizes. I was given a lovely image by Inky Impressions and decided to use it to make a Christmas card. This card came together pretty quickly after a rummage in my crafty shoebox. You want to join in our challenge? Then you can link up at the challenge blog for an entire week. See you there!

* Inky Impressions Winter Home Scenery digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Echo Park For the Recor & Basic Grey Jovial DPs
* Festive Berries Card Candi
* Forest Moss Distress Ink
* Dark Cocao Sew Easy Floss for the stitching
* Anna Griffin Holiday Traditions Vellum Quote


Monday, 15 April 2013

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye!

Good morning everyone,

I'm here with my last project for Platypus Creek Digitals. I have had a great time being a member of such a lovely DT but am feeling I need to take on a little less responsibility in the crafty world right now and play a little more, just for fun. Thank you Tracey, for giving me the opportunity to work with your lovely digistamps, I'm sure I will be back to play along with challenges!

Right, let's get to the challenge for this fortnight, which is themed "Flowers and Pearls". Here's my card:

I love this image, it's really easy to colour too! I used up all the little scraps of paper from the front to decorate the inside of the card.

* PCD Flower Sketch 1 digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* First Edition Hideaway & Art Talent Pink & Lilac DPs
* Crafter's Companion Embossing board to create the scallops
* Black fine liner for faux stitching
* Personal Impressions Sentiment stamp set & black ink
* Gems, ric rac ribbon from stash


Easel Does It

Good morning all!

It's time for another challenge over @ Ooh La La, asking for your "Easel Cards". I love easel cards, although I've had to tell several people that I sent them to how they work as I've seen them displayed upside down or sideways LOL

I've used an image from the Ooh La La's Fleur D'Imagination CD called Pink Blossom. As usual, the CD has several toppers & decoupage using this image with lovely matching DPs, so I really didn't need to use any other paper this time around.

* Ooh La La Pink Blossom image & DPs from the Fleur D'Imagination CD
* Petaloo Celebrations 3D Butterfly
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* Buttons from stash

We'd love to see your work at the challenge blog, please share your easel projects with us!


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Round Up Those Bots!

Hi everyone,

Another Thursday, another Delightful Challenge! Our theme this week is "Round Up" or use Circles in your project. I've used circles in a number of ways; first, I cut out a circle shape and made a patchwork design on it with some of my scraps from the scrappy shoebox. Then I used a circle punch & round gems,buttons and a washer. I wonder what you can come up with, please share your circle projects with us!

* Digital Delights Diddibot set, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Echo Park A Walk in the Park DP and assorted scraps
* Scalloped circle punch
* Forest Moss Distress Ink
* Eline Vintage & Stampendous Changito in Space Stamp sets
* Papermania Mini Buttons Verde
* Ribbon & gems from stash + a washer from the toolbox

Our sponsor this week is
Offering a 15 dollar store gift card to the challenge winner


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Is it a bird......Is it a plane.......No, it's......

Supermom! Well, the image is called supermom anyway, personally she reminds me a whole lot of those iconic WWII posters with Rosie the Riveter, but I think we can agree this lady is one tough bird! She's still dressed to perfection of course, because you can totally kick butt and look gorgeous at the same time ;)

A perfect image for our new Fab 'n Funky challenge, as we are asking for your "Spring Colours" projects this week. I used up a lot of scraps that were lying around for this card. Hope you can join us!

* Kenny K Supermom digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Prima Sparkling Spring DP and assorted scraps
* Scalloped Circle punch & Eline Vintage Sentiment stamp set
* Tumbled Glass & Forest Moss Distress Ink
* Gem & pearls from stash


Thursday, 4 April 2013

We're all About the Music

Hi everyone,

Another month, another new release at Digital Delights! Wendy's new releases for April are all music themed and so is the Delightful Challenge. Show us your projects with instruments, music notes or interpret the theme: "All about Music" in a different way. It's up to you!

I've used Guitar Maycee and Digital DPs from the new release range, perfect for cards for those music lovers you know and really great for boy cards.

* Digital Delights Guitar Maycee, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Digital Delights Noteable Music DP
* Posh Impressions Music Score Background Stamp
* Scalloped Circle punch
* Stampendous Changito in Space sentiment stamp
* Black Ink
* Black gems and ribbons from stash

We are being sponsored  by
Offering a 25 dollar store certificate for the winner

* Paper Makeup Stamps (Anything Goes)
* There She Goes (Masculine)
* Simon Says Stamp & Show (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Anything Goes)
* QKR Stampede (Animal Antics)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Ribbons (Anything Goes with Ribbon)
* Simply Create Too (Animals)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* Lexi's Creations (Use Punches/Dies)

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Happy Wednesday all!

Our challenge @ Fab 'n Funky it "April Showers" this week, thanks to our teamie Anne-Marie.We have two sponsors this week; Flonzcraft and StampArt Design by Katherine, each offering great prizes for the winner. So if you have an opportunity, go check out the challenge!

Here's my card:

* StampArt Design by Katherine Tulip Umbrella, coloured with Promarkers
* Echo Park A Walk in the Park & DoCrafts Country Companion For Someone Special DPs
* Inkadinkado Sun Stamp Set & Eline's Vintage Sentiment Stamp Set
* Dovecraft Cocoa Brown Ink
* Brads & Ribbon from stash

* Joanna Sheen (Come Rain or Shine)
* Brown Sugar (Flowers)
* Sweet 'n Sassy (Think Spring)
* Pretty Little Ribbon Shop (Spring is in the Air)
* One Stitch at a Time (Spring)
* Paper Makeup Stamps (Anything Goes)
* Simon Says Stamp & Show (Anything Goes)
* My Sheri Crafts (Spring has Sprung)
* Go Fishing (Flowers)
* AnMa Creatief (Spring)

Monday, 1 April 2013

Green & Orange

And there she is again!

Are you getting tired of me yet? ;) I have to agree, its a packed Monday this time around. But promise, this is my last project for today for the Ooh La La Design Team. For the next two weeks, we would like to see your projects in "Green & Orange". When I came across this image before, I knew I wanted to make a card with it and this was the perfect opportunity:

Don't you just love this image? So romantic and even though orange isn't usual my colour I love it here. It's really soft and pastel here. The image is from the Yesterday's Memories CD, which you can find here. There's lots of new things happening on the Ooh La La website and yet more to come so keep an eye on it!

* Crafters Companion CS
* Ooh La La "Pretty in Orange" Topper & orange DP, from the CD Yesterday's Memories
* Assorted DP scraps
* Hunkydory Classic Cameo flowers die cut
* Studio Light sentiment
* Eline's Vintage Sentiment Stamp set
* Vine peel off, ribbon and gem from stash

* Incy Wincy (Use Pastels)
* Shelly's Images (Show Us What You've Got/Anything Goes)
* Forever Friends (One for the Girls)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Bunny Zoe (Girly)
* CRAFT (Mother's Day/Female)
* Crafty Ribbons (Anything Goes with Ribbon)
* Crafting by Designs (Vintage Easter/Spring)
* Brown Sugar (Flowers)
* Digi Haven (Spring)

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi all,

This is my third post today, one more to come after this! As it is the first of the month, a new challenge is also starting @ CCAYR, asking you to share your Christmas cards featuring a "Christmas Tree". When looking through my stash, I found this cute decoupage image that fit the bill exactly for this challenge, so I decided to use it.

* Studio Light Decoupage image
* Helz Cuppleditch Pepper Christmas Party and Echo Park For the Record DPs
* DCWV Brights Textured CS scraps
* MS Snow Men border punch
* Sew Easy Quick Sand Floss
* Daisy & Dandelion Red Ink
* Eline's Winterhuis stamp set (sentiment inside the card)
* Peel offs from stash

As usual, you have an entire month to come and play with us, get your Christmas card stash early this year and come join us!

* Happy Campers (Add Dimension)
* Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (Sewing or Stitching Technique)
* Shelly's Images (Show Us What You've Got/Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Creative Moments (Animals)
* Whimsy Stamps (Stitch It Real or Faux)
* Jingle Belles (Bling)
* Crafts 4 Eternity (Cute as You Like)
* Simply Create Too (Animals)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)

No Recipe for Disaster

This is my second post of the day, two more to come!

The new PCD challenge is starting today, Tracey has developed a recipe that I'm sure you'll find tasty! You need to following ingredients: "2 printed papers, 1 ribbon, 1 charm". Lots of different ways you can use this recipe, so I'm expecting quite a variety in projects. I had to do a bit of a "use what you have and make do", as I don't actually own any charms (apart from a couple of Christmas charms which didn't work with this card). So instead I used a brad, well, they're both metal right? I had my eye on some of the Whiff of Joy charms for a while, they seem really lovely and lots of variety in a pack, but if you guys have any other suggestions as to where I could get some nice charms that would be great! Anyway, here's my card:

* Platypus Creek Digitals Birdcage on a branch with matching sentiment
* First Edition Up Up & Away DPs
* Metallic thread from local store (Pipoos) for real stitching
* White gel pen for the faux stitching
* Vintage Photo & Tumbled Glass Distress Inks
* Personal Impressions Sentiment Stamp
* Papermania Green Petals Flower
* Pearls, ribbon & brad from stash

* Sparkles Forum (Birds)
* Shelly's Images (Show Us What You've Got/Anything Goes)
* Clearly I Stamp (Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Digital Tuesday (Spring Colours)
* Cards & Scrap (Patchwork)
* Pinspirational Challenge (Inspirational Photo) I've used the Blue & Green theme and used 3 pearls (number of elephants)
* Incy Wincy (Use Pastels)
* Chocolate,Coffee & Cards (Bring on Spring)
* Fussy & Fancy (Spring Days)

Hostess with the DC Challenge

Good morning everyone!

It's going to be a very post-rich day on the blog today, as I will be sharing 4 (yes, FOUR!) creations with you. This is the first one of the bunch, I am hosting this week @ Delightful Challenges, sharing my first ever stepper card, using Digital Delights Dillon the Lion:

You will find my hostess post here, check it out for more details!

* Creative Card Challenge II (For the Kids)
* Southern Girls (The Kids are Alright)
* Let's Craft & Create (One for the Boys)
* Shelly's Images (Show Us What You've Got/Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Ladybug Ink (Anything Goes)
* Paper Pretties (Cards for the Kiddo's)
* Aud Sentiments (For a Child)
* Charisma Cardz (Happy Birthday)
* Simon Says Stamp (Anything Goes)