Saturday, 30 January 2010

I Love U Teddies


Hello there, it's Challenge #11 over at Sweet Stampin and our theme this week is scallops, so get out your punches and scallop away!

I've used my new stamp (a Christmas pressie) which is so sweet and great for Valentines or any love occasion really.

Here's the details:
Stamp - Elzybells, coloured with ProMarkers
Sentiment - SU! Love You Much (new favourite of mine), inked up with SU! Real Red
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - SU! Real Red; Whisper White
Ribbon - SU! Whisper White
Other - Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch - both SU
Button from stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Fussy & Fancy - Hearts

Hope everyone's having a good weekend, I'm being spoiled this weekend as it's my birthday in the week & we always have a "Birthday Weekend" tradition, so we're off to the cinema later - to finally see Avatar and then an Indian this evening yum, yum. Also went out for breakfast, so I won't be having lunch today for sure!

Friday, 29 January 2010

From the Heart

From the Heart

I had a lovely day yesterday crafting at my Charisma DT buddy Carly's new house - that girl has so much stash it was like crafting in a craft shop!! So I raided all her goodies and made this card, here's the details:

Stamp - Hanglar, coloured with PM's
Sentiment - Stampin' Up! Seasonal Wishes (retired)
Papers - K&Co
Cardstock - SU! Chocolate Chip; Whisper White
Flowers & Heart - from (Carly's) stash

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Paperplay - Green, Pink & White
Allsorts - Hearts & Flowers
One Stop Craft - Love & Kisses

As well as letting me play with all her gorgeous crafting goodies and keeping me stocked up in Cappuccino's, Carly also made me a sweet little bag with some more fab images in it - I'm a lucky girl - thanks so much hun, really enjoyed myself

TFL xx

Thursday, 28 January 2010

White on White

White Wedding

That's the challenge we've got for you over at Charisma this week, an all white card, although you can use colour on your image and/or sentiment.

I really enjoyed doing these white cards at Christmas so it was interesting to do a non-Christmas one. I thought a Wedding Card would look good in the all-white treatment and am quite pleased with the result although I have added a touch of silver to the card (oops!).

Here's the details:
Stamps - SU! Fun & Fast Notes and the hearts are from Love You Much
Cake coloured with SU! Lavender Lace pastels, and Green Galore marker, silver paint from stash
Cardstock - Whisper White and Silver from stash
Other - Heart to Heart punch, embossing folders, ribbon from stash.

Pop over to the Challenge blog for a look at the stunning designs by the rest of the team, some amazing creations this week & hope you can join in the fun.

TFL xx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Love is in the air


This is the card I did for my SU! class, using my newest set "Love You Much", great for Valentines, but also Anniversaries & Weddings & just to say "I love you" awwww.

I've also been paper piercing again with my mat pack, I think this is going to be a regular feature on my cards, I really enjoy it, something quite relaxing stabbing away at a bit of cardstock (does that sound wrong? LOL)

Anyway here's the details - all Stampin' Up!

Stamps - Love You Much
Ink - Real Red
Cardstock - Real Red; Whisper White
Ribbon - Whisper White
Punches - Heart to Heart; 1¼" Circle; Scallop Circle
Mat Pack & Paper Piercer

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Magical Crafts - Valentines


Monday, 25 January 2010

Sophisticats Week 19

Wonderful Mum

Good morning and welcome to Monday, didn't that come around quickly! I've finally caught up on the 753 unread posts - that's what happens when you go awol for a few days, so should get round to leaving some love & comments again now!

It's Challenge no. 19 over at Sophisticats and it's a bit of special one this week as Lisa has set the theme and it's in honour of her mum who passed away three years ago, so your challenge is to make a mum/miss you/or tribute project.

I've used the beautiful A Rose is a Rose stamp on my card, I don't have this set yet but I stamped this image when I visited my SU Granny Rachel a while ago and I thought it was just right for a Mum card, I've kept the rest of the card quite simple so the rose is the highlight, with a bit of distressing for added texture.

Here's the details - all Stampin' Up! unless stated otherwise:
Stamps - A Rose is A Rose; Flight of the Butterfly
Inks - Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss
DSP - Tea & Crumpets
Cardstock - Apricot Appeal; Certainly Celery
Ribbon - Apricot Appeal
Button - Playground Designer Buttons
Cutter kit - for distressing
Sentiment - from stash

Hope you can join us this week & TFL x

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sweet Stampin' Challenge No. 10 & I'm back!


I really am back this time, after posting on Thursday, I felt so ill on Friday & did nothing all day, but am feeling a whole lot better today, still coughing, but I've got my energy back (and hopefully my mojo too!)

Thank you all for the lovely get well wishes, I've not been blog hopping but will try & get around to everyone again this week - I've missed you guys!

So onto this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin which is a sketch, I always feel a bit daunted when the sketch has a few different shapes on it & is not all straight lines (gasp) but I really liked this one & enjoyed using it, so thanks Jo, it's a good one.

I've made my card using one of my favourite Tilda's, I just love this image, there's a real old-fashioned charm to her, I don't have this stamp but my friend Carly gave me a few images and as I'm visiting her brand spanking new craft room this week, I may just manage to come home with a few more images of her!!! *wink, wink**

Here's the details of my card - all SU! except for Tilda
Sentiment - Best Yet (retired) ink - Chocolate Chip
DSPs - Tea & Crumpets
Cardstock - Barely Banana; Whisper White
Buttons - Designer Latte

I'm also entering my card into Little Paper Shop's challenge, which this week is buttons.


Thursday, 21 January 2010

An Apple a Day


It's a bit late in the day, but here's my card for this week's Challenge over at Charisma, our theme this week is Fruity Colours, with the option of adding a fruity image.

I went for Anya with her apple and teamed it with some retired SU! papers called Washington Apple - here's the details (all SU! unless otherwise stated):

Stamp - Anya, coloured with PM's
Sentiment - Trendy Trees
Flowers - Darling Dots (Hostess set) coloured with markers in Real Red; Barely Banana
Ink - Real Red
DSPs - Washington Apple
Cardstock - Real Red; Whisper White
Ribbon - Whisper White; Real Red
Word Window Punch; 1" & 1¼" circle punches

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Pollycraft - Red & White
Totally Gorjuss - Monotone

I'd like to apologise for not being a very good blogger lately, I'm still struggling with the old mojo & have not been well this week with a cold on my chest which has left me feeling bleurh (I think that's the medical term) so sorry for not getting around to many blogs and leaving comments for everyone that's been kind enough to comment on my blog and entered the challenge blogs I'm on the DT for - I shall be giving myself a good talking to & will try & get back into the swing of things again very soon.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Happy Moments


Good morning, it's time for another challenge over at Sophisticats and the theme this week has been set once again by our Guest Designer Teri, and it's "Spring" so looking forward to lots of pretty colours & plenty of flowers no doubt.

I've used one of the new free (yes I did say free!) stamp sets the Stampin' Up! are giving away at the moment (for details see Sale-A-Bration post at the top of my blog), I've inked up the stamp using SU! markers and then water coloured them in. I also recently bought myself a paper piercer and mat pack from SU! and I really enjoyed making all my little holes in my card, very therapeutic and the alignment tool in the pack ensured I got a straight line!

Here's the details - all SU! unless otherwise stated:
Stamp & Sentiment - Happy Moments
Markers - Regal Rose; Rose Red; Bravo Burgundy
Ink - Chocolate Chip
DSPs - Sweet Always (retired)
Cardstock - Regal Rose; Chocolate Chip; Whisper White
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip
Paper Piercer; Mat Pack; Word Window Punch

Nesties, Pink ribbon from stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Allsorts - Brown & Pink

Hope you can join us this week - have a good day x

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Cherry Sweet

Cherry Sweet

This is my DT card for Sweet Stampin this week as our theme is Feeling Fruity which is a nice antidote to the cold & now very wet weather. So interpret this how you like and I look forward to seeing all your lovely entries.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

PTI - Embossing
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch

Here's the details:
Stamp & Sentiment - PTI
Ink - SU! Basic Black; Garden Green
DSPs - SU! Summer Picnic (retired)
Cardstock - SU! Real Red; Whisper White
Ribbon - SU! Whisper White
Other - SU! Word Window Punch; Embossing folder; Nesties; Buttons & lace from stash

Friday, 15 January 2010

Caught a Bug

Caught a Bug

Here's a fun get well card I've done for a couple of challenges, I loved the colour combo, really bright & cheery & thought that would work well with the image & would hopefully put a smile back on someone's face who was feeling under the weather.

Here's the details:
Image - freebie from DigiStamp Boutique (coloured with SU Markers & Koh-i-noor pencils)
DSP - Stampin' Up! Tea Party
Cardstock & SU Markers - Pink Passion; Barely Banana
Flowers & brads from stash

I'm entering this into:
Design Dollies Colour Challenge - Fuschia & Pale Yellow
Allsorts - Sketch

I think my mojo, which has been missing in action since Christmas seems to be returning - hooray & about blooming time too!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Charisma #2


It's time for another challenge over at Charisma, and this week the challenge is to use something new, perhaps some new Christmas stash.

We're being sponsored by Bee Crafty this week and I've used one of Bee's digi images on my card and my new element is the papers, which are My Mind's Eye, a pack I've had a while but not opened until now - so I think that counts as new!

Here's the info:

Image - Bee Crafty, coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils
Sentiment - Stampin' Up! Trendy Trees
DSPs - My Minds Eye
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Green Galore; Whisper White
Embossing folder
SU! Word Window Punch

I'm entering my card into the following challenges too:
Bee Crafty - Thank You
Get Sketchy - Sketch
Digital Tuesday - Embossing

Hope you can join us again this week & TFL x

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Sophisticats Challenge #17

Hot Chocolate

Ooops, a day late posting this, had 'puter problems yesterday and I didn't get onto my computer at all yesterday - thank gawd for my iPhone at least I could still access the internet, I'd have gone nuts if I couldn't access my emails but blogging's not easy on the phone, so I had a bloggy day off.

So here's my DT card for this week's challenge we're setting you at Sophisticats, we've been joined by the fab & talented Teri this week and she's set our challenge - "Doth the North Wind Blow" rather appropriate for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, who all seem to be shivering in unison! So interpret that how you like and hop over and join us if you can, we love seeing all your entries and we've another lovely prize donated by Lisa this week and have a look at the fab cards the rest of the DT have produced.

I went for a warm cup of hot chocolate as a way to keep warm when that cold wind blows, ooh I could just drink that right now, with a pile of choccie biscuits - shame I'm on a diet!!

Here's the details:

Stamp - digi from Alison Spelman
Sentiment - Stampin' Up! Trendy Trees, stamped in SU! Chocolate Chip
Papers - from FunkyHand CD
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Other - SU! Word Window Punch

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Hot Chocolate
Get Funky! - Spots & Stripes


Saturday, 9 January 2010

Sweet Stampin' Challenge No. 8

Fairy Thanks

This is my DT card for this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin & we've got a colour combo for you this week.

Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Pretty In PInk, Almost Amethyst

you can use whatever brand of products you have to hand, Just keep the colors as close to these as possible!

Please Use a Minimum of 3 colours from the colour combo ♥

I managed to use all four in mine, there's not a lot of Certainly Celery in there, but I've used it on the leaves, stalks & grass.

Here's the rest of the details:

Stampin' Up! used:
Sentiment - Circle of Friendship
DSPs - Tea Party
Cardstock - Whisper White; Rose Red; Almost Amethyst
Markers used - Rose Red; Almost Amethyst; Pretty in Pink; Certainly Celery; Summer Sun
Eyelet Border Punch

Non SU:
Stamp - Lily of the Valley
ProMarker - skin tones
Flowers & gems from my stash

We're on the look out for Guest Designers so if you'd like to be considered you need to enter this week.

I'm also entering my card into a few different challenges:
LOTV - Thank You
Funky Fairys - Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches - Sketch


Thursday, 7 January 2010

Charisma #53 and blog hop winner!

Good morning! Ooh it's a chilly one, hope you're not snowed in wherever you are, we've missed the worst of it in Shropshire and have had some snow but not like the rest of the country, we're still all shivering here though - it's freezing.

Right enough blab and onto the important things, a huge thank you to everyone who took part in our blog hop at Charisma last week, it was a fantastic response and as always we're so grateful for all your support.

The winners of the big prizes have been announed as well as the DT's winners, so hop on over to Charisma for a look, for my candy I used Random Org, which was very easy to use, but I can't work out how to put a picture of the draw on here? So you'll have to trust me!

So - drumroll please - my winner is no. 91 and that's Becky - whoop, whoop - contact me on my email hun (on my left sidebar) with your address so I can get your prize off you to.

Now onto this week's challenge, Carly has set a colour challenge and wants to see:

Pink, Brown, Toffee & Cream

So over to you & lets see some more fab work!

My card is all Stampin' Up! made yesterday when Carly came over for a Crafty get-together as she's about to move and all her craft stuff is packed up - poor girl was desperate, I couldn't ignore her anguish! LOL.

Stamp Set - Hello Again
Markers - Pixie Pink; Summer Sun; Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip; Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
DSPs - Sweet Always (retired)
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip
Three Flower punch

Other - gems from stash, small flower punch

I used the Sketch from Stamp With Fun, so I'm entering my card there as well.

Have a good day all & keep warm

Monday, 4 January 2010

Sophisticats Week #16


Good morning! It's a cold one here in Shropshire with the threat of snow again this week - brrrr. Sophisticat Challenges are back again after our little Christmas break and the theme this week has been set by our boss lady Lisa and it's "Fancy Borders" so get out your punches and dies and see what you can come up with! We've a lovely prize on offer too - so pop on over here for a look!

My card is all Stampin' Up! and here's the details:

Stamps - Out of the Box (Level 1 Hostess); sentiment from Flight of the Butterfly
Ink - Pretty in Pink; Certainly Celery; Barely Banana
Cardstock - Pretty in Pink; Certainly Celery; Barely Banana
Ribbon - Barely Banana
Punch - Eyelet Border punch

I'm also entering my card into CRAFTs challenge, which is Thank You

Have a good day & stay warm!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Sweet Stampin' Challenge No. 7


It's a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin and our theme this week is "Family" so make a card, LO, ATC for a family member. There's a great new prize on offer for the month of January, provided by our fab DT boss Emma, a set of gorgeous Stampin' Up! DSP's called Washington Apple, we're also on the lookout for a GDT for February, so get your entries in if you'd like a shot at either/both!

Here's the details on my card - all SU! unless otherwise stated:

Stamp - Non SU! and from a set given to me for Christmas by my lovely friend Carly
Watercolour Crayons - Almost Amethyst; Pretty in Pink; Lavender Lace; Almost Apricot
DSPs - Tea Party
Cardstock - Almost Amethyst; Whisper White
Ribbon - Almost Amethyst
"Mum" - cut out on CraftRobo

The winner of last month's prize and December's top 5 have been announced too, so don't forget to pop over for a look & congrats to all the winners.