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Friday, 18 April 2014

Crafty Catz #227 ~ B is for ...

What a fun new challenge we have for you over at Crafty Catz this week.  Our very own Anna has chosen a theme of 'B is for ...'  such as Brads, Bows, Babies, Blue ... how many B's can you get on your project?  This week we are sponsored by 

Sami Stamps will provide a 12$ gift card to the shop at 

(that's equal to 3 images of  choice) to the winner. 

And the DT were very lucky and got to choose an image to use for the challenge.  I used 'My Free Time', coloured with spectrums, paper is from Crafty Creations (newly acquired!), mats are Kraft card, added heart ribbon (again new) and little wooden butterfly (oh new again! lol) finished off with some pastel snaps that I found in my stash when having a bit of a sort out!

Ok so how many B's did I manage, Butterflies, Bow, Blue, Book, Brown.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

We're hop, hop hopping at Crafty Sentiments

Hi There and welcome to our super cute baby themed hop! Want to win some brand new stamps? Of course you do - You have until Monday 21st to hop along - visit all 7 blogs leave a comment and finally pop to our Inspirational blog , make sure you are a followerer and leave us a message telling us your favourite stamp - There you go easy peasy!  So you should have arrived here from Caz's blog, isn't her project just adorable?  For mine I have made a gift box using the gorgeous new stamp 'Dayna See me rattle'  I coloured her with spectrums and added some white shimmer detail sparkle to the hat and rattle.  The box is made using the Cricut Expression and the 'Box It Up' cartridge.  There are some great boxes and I have to say I am impressed with them, they come out really strong.

So once I had stamped and coloured the super cute Dayna I did some more cutting with the Cricut using the New Arrival cartridge, a perfect accompaniment to these gorgeous new stamps, and now my box has 4 decorated sides and a lid too!

So that's what I made using one of the wonderful new stamps, now you need to hop over to Suzette's blog and check out her fabulous creation and don't forget to leave some love at every stop on the hop to be in with a chance of winning.  Good luck x

All the new stamps will be available to buy at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Store on 22 April 2014.

I would like to enter this box into the following challenges;

Friday, 11 April 2014

A pastel troublemaker

Actually I think she is just to cute to be a trouble maker, but you decide.  I have made a card tonight using the cute Tomboy Trouble from Kenny K, I've coloured her with copics and spectrums, popped her up on some foam pads and used some  of my new papers from Crafty Creations, am loving the pastel colours.  The orange oval has been embossed with a TH embossing folder of bricks, the rikrak is a sizzix die cut and the arrows are a Crafty Cutters by Crafty Sentiments die.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Fast Lane collection.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
KennyK's Krafty Krew #169 ~ Anything goes with a pastel twist

Crafty Catz #226 ~ Animals

Ok I seem to be temporarily fixed according to BT but how long that will last is anyones guess but I'm making the most of it and trying to get round to visit everyone who I have missed in the past week.
So here we are it's Friday morning and that means another wonderful new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our very own talented Aunty Sue has picked the theme and she wants to see 'Animals' also we have 2 great sponsors for you this week ...

prize....We will offer a free set to any one of our online classes. 
The student has up to one year to claim their prize.


PRIZE ......$15 GC to the Fred She Said Store. 

For my card this week I have used a cute image from Fred She Said, the Hummingbird, I have printed out the flowers 3 times and decoupaged them before mounting them onto my card then I fussy cut the hummingbird and using a strip of acetate attached it to the card so it appears to be flying/hovering over the flowers.  The image has been coloured with copics and I matched it with some fabulous paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The sentiment is cut from scraps of card using the Cricut.

To show the dimension.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
OSAAT #207 ~ Flowers
Bearly Mine Challenges ~ April ~ Spring
Papertake Weekly ~ Spring has sprung
Creative Card Crew #59 ~ Spring
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter or Spring with the Divas

Good morning another quick post as still got internet issues but hopefully by the time you ready this they may have sorted them out!  Anyway this week over at Divas By Design we'd love to see your Easter or Spring makes and we are sponsored by 'Hobbycutz', check out the challenge blog for more details.

So this week I made something a little different for me as I was able to use a free cutting file from Cricut so made this rather cute little basket.  I'm loving the fact I've now got the Expression and cut up to 12" makes such a difference.  The basket has been decorated with an old TGF Anya who hadn't been inked in a while, she is coloured with copics and spectrums and I added some die cuts, ribbon, ribbon slider and flowers from my stash and who knows maybe nearer to Easter I may even fill it up with goodies! lol

And a close up of the flowers and some adorable little crystal effect butterflies.

TFL and I'll be back later hopefully to add my challenges ...
Crafts for Eternity #17O ~ Anything but a card
Sweet Stampin' ~ Easter
Created with love #79 ~ Easter
Love to Create #110 ~ Anything Goes for the kids
Crazy Challenge #168 ~ Bling it up
Papertake Weekly ~ Spring has Sprung
Creative Card Crew #59 ~ Spring

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Celebrate Easter with Crafty Sentiments

Morning!  I'm keeping this short and sweet as I'm having real internet problems at the moment so need to get this sheduled while I can!

This week our theme is Easter over at Crafty Sentiments and the fabulous prize is this wonderful stamp.
 "Rosie - Spring Flowers"!

For my card I have used the adorable stamp 'Harvest' which is available in store, and I've coloured with spectrums, backing paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and the cs is all scraps and I've used my new JS dies and finished off wth a sentiment from Crafty Sentiments Designs.

So there you have it, short and sweet and hopefully I'll be back to add my challenges, internet allowing! lol
Right back with my challenge entries...
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Spring colours
Sweet Stamping ~ Easter
Created with Love #79 ~ Easter
Love to Create #11O ~ Anything Goes for kids
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Recipe 3,2,1 ~ 3 butterflies, 2 bunting, 1 image

Friday, 4 April 2014

Crafty Catz #225 ~ Spring Time

Good morning, well its Friday so that means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our very own Janette has chosen the theme of 'Spring Time' and our fabulous sponsors this week are...
prize...7 images of winners choice


For my card I used such a pretty image from Bugaboo, she really was a delight to work with and as she is tall and thin, like me! (haa haa I wish!) I went with a tall thin card for a change.  the paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and I used scraps of cs for the sentiment panel and punched flowers, punched along the bottom and threaded some ribbon from my stash and finished off with some liquid pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #206 ~ Anything Goes 
Bearly Mine Challenges ~ April ~ Spring
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #260 ~ Blue & Yellow
4 Crafty Chicks #188 ~ colour an image 

Friday, 28 March 2014

Caught in Crystal

Ok while I was travelling round blogland I came across an interesting card that led me to Technique Time Tuesday so I had a looky see and thought I'd give it a go!  Once I'd decide which stamp I wanted to use I realised I didn't really have a suitable stamp for the background so thought I'd see how it looked using patterned paper and I am really pleased with how it turned out.  Once the image was all dry and ready for mounting I discovered that if I wasn't against just placing the image I could actually line up the printed paper of the image panel with the background paper then I just finished off with a few stamps around the edge.  This is all I did in the way of embellishment as I felt the panel itself was interesting enough.  It's certainly a technique I will be doing again and experimenting with different images and papers, might need to get some ink as well as I only have 2 Adirondack inks at the moment ~ currant and meadow, might see how coloured glitter works too as I used glamour dust here.  It is very hard to get a good picture because of the acetate and glitter but it really does sparkle and shine irl! lol

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Tehcnique Time Tuesday ~ Caught in Crystal

Crafty Catz #224 ~ Anything Goes

Hello everyone, yes I'm running late yet again!  I promise to get my self better organised for next week, anyway this week over at Crafty Catz its everbodies favourite challenge theme chosen by our wonderful Carol ANYTHING GOES and we have 2 wonderful sponsors for you as well!
Crimson Cloud

Our Badge
prize is $25 to the Paper Nest Dolls
The DT were lucky and we got to play with some cute images from Paper Nest Dolls.  I used my image to make another page for my calendar which is coming together really slowly! lol.  I coloured the image with copics and spectrums, papers are from First Editions Daydream pad and I have used some Xcut dies that I bought recently and finished off with the month page.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Created with Love #78 ~ Girly