Friday, 30 July 2010

Craftalicious - Challenge No. 5

Friends & Shoes

This is my DT card for our challenge over at Craftalicious, which this week has been set by Gina and the theme is "Make Your Own Flowers"

I was planning to use a digi from Stitchy who are sponsoring our challenge, but still having printer problems so couldn't print out my digi to use.

Instead I've used one of the new "Born to Shop" stamps, which are great fun and I've coloured my image with ProMarkers.

I've made the flowers by cutting out a circle with my SU! 1 3/8" punch, cutting around in a spiral and then rolling back up to make the roses - easy to do and thanks to Loraine who told me how to make them

I've also used SU! cardstock in Pumpkin Pie and Sweet Always DSP

Hope you can join us again & TFL!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

A Bit of Digital Scrapping

Now here's a little something I don't do very often - digital scrapbooking! Circumstances forced my hand however as this week at Charisma our challenge is "Something with a Tail" and we were given digi's from Digistamp Boutique who are sponsoring us. Yesterday I went to print out my digi to make a card with and my printer is completely Ka-putt, it's not playing at all and even hubby (who is a real Mr Fix-it) couldn't mend it last night. The challenge went live this morning and I still didn't have a card made so I thought I'd give a digital scrap-page a go. Now this is a huge challenge for me as me & Photoshop are not the best of friends - to be honest I don't really know what I'm doing and so I just fiddle about and very often get frustrated, but I did manage to get this put together and I'm very pleased with myself for doing so.

The pictures are of my gorgeous little doggie Skye, plus the digi and a ready to go Quick Page (I'm not that good in Photoshop!)

Hope you can join us for our challenge again this week & TFL xx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Look who I'm going to be working for!!

Only the blooming gorgeous Jamie Oliver!!!

Well not directly, but I'm signing up to be a Jamie At Home Consultant selling his gorgeous range of home & garden products.

I'm holding my launch party on 11 August and then I'll be up & running, but if anyone wants any info in the meantime, is interested in holding a party (and getting some gorgeous freebies!) or would like to know about becoming a consultant, then please give me a shout - email on the sidebar and the website is here. Plus you can buy products directly from me if you're not in my area or don't want to hold a party - again, just give me a shout!

I'm also in the process of closing down my Cambridge Diet Consultancy, I've been a Consultant for 3½ years, but business has become so quiet as there are now so many consultants in my area, and I just can't make a business of it anymore. I'm sad to finish as I've loved doing it and have met so many fabulous people over the last few years and made some new friends along the way too, but I do feel it's time to move on.

I'm still an SU! Demo though of course and although I'm not blogging as much as I used to or making as many cards, I'm still running my classes and Stampin' Up! as much as possible.

Thanks Heather for checking I was ok as I've been very quiet in Blogland - mwah, mwah to you

So that's my news for now!

Friday, 23 July 2010

One of the quickest cards I've ever made!

This is my DT card for this week's challenge at Charisma, which this week is "Anything but square". We upload our cards onto the DT blog by Wednesday early evening, ready for whoever is doing the post on Thursday and for some reason, and I don't know why, I completely and utterly forgot to make my DT card this week. Aargh!!! So I had to make this Thursday morning, before my Stampin' Up! class and I did it in about 10 minutes - I kid you not! So not the most detailed card, but it fits the bill, and considering the rush, isn't too bad.

All Stampin' Up! - here's the details
Stamps - Vintage Vogue (in Chocolate Chip Ink)
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip; Regal Rose
Two Step Bird Punch
Sweet Pea stitched felt flowers

Other - Nesties and diamante's from stash

Hope you can join us this week & TFL

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Clean & Simple (and rather bright)

Orange Hi

I was playing about with my newest SU stamp set "Say it with Scallops" and came up with this very simple, but clean looking card. It's rather bright as I've used the lovely Only Orange but I think it'd stand out in a crowd!

All Stampin' Up!
Stamp - Say it with Scallops
Cardstock - Whisper White; Only Orange
Punches - Scallop Border; Scallop Square


Friday, 16 July 2010

Craftalicious Challenge 4

Workout Buddy

It's time for a new challenge at Craftalicious, we had over 300 entries to our last challenge, which was brilliant and we're anticipating another high number this fortnight as our theme, set by Carly, is Birthdays - a nice easy one for you.

Karen's Doodles are sponsoring us and gave the DT an image to use, I choose this fab image called "Workout Buddy" I've used a variety of medium to colour in the image, ProMarkers for the main characters, Koh-i-noor's for the sea and SU chalks for the sky.

Here's the Stampin' Up! used:
DSPs - Rainbow Sherbert (retired)
Cardstock - Whisper White; Tempting Turquoise
Sentiment - Stem Sayings
Scallop Edge Border punch

Hope you can join us again this time around


Thursday, 15 July 2010

Think Pink!!

Birthday Cowgirl

Hello there, time for another challenge over at Charisma and this week Carly has set the theme and gone for her favourite - pink!

So it's time to get all girly and show us your pink creations!

We've been sponsored by Pink Cat this week, who gave us all a digi to use (we've got another sponsor this week too - Cupcake Cards and Crafts)

Sorry the pic is a bit wishy-washy, don't know why it's come out like that! I coloured my image with ProMarkers and the rest is Stampin' Up! as follows:

Sentiment - Birthday Best
DSPs - Sweet Always (retired)
Cardstock - Regal Rose

Other - Nesties for circles and ribbon from stash

Hope you can play along with us again this week & TFL

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Watch the Birdie

Birds & Kite

Hello, it's time for another challenge over at Charisma, and this week it was my turn to set the challenge and I've gone for "Watch the Birdie" as I love birds on cards (have a soft spot for owls although didn't use one on this card).

My card was one of those ones that develop & evolve as you make it, I started off with one idea using a digi from Softpencil (one of our sponsors this week) with cats & a kite on it, plus a couple of little birds, but whilst looking for backing papers to use I came across this fab sheet from the SU! set SweetPea (of course, am I using anything else these days? LOL) and I couldn't fit the digi on the card without covering the birds - so after a bit of playing around I came up with this card instead and I have to say I'm really pleased with it. I still used the kite part of the digi, and paper pieced it with some more SweetPea papers and the rest of the card came together really quickly. I very bravely stamped directly onto the card for my sentiment and even though I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up, is there anything more scary than stamping your sentiment on directly??

Here's the details:

SU! used -
DSP - SweetPea
Sentiment - Trendy Trees in Chocolate Chip ink
Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip
Pen - Chocolate Chip (for the drawn on string)

Other -
Brads, small ribbon & bow from stash

Hope you can join us again this week as we've got two sponsors again so two chances to win


Friday, 2 July 2010

Craftalicious Challenge No. 3


It's time for a new challenge over at Craftalicious and this is my DT card.

We're being sponsored by Crafty Sentiments, who very kindly gave us all an image to use and this is what I came up with.

The theme is Cute, which I think the image does pretty well on it's own, and I've kept the rest of the card quite simple and quite like the geometric look to the card.

Here's the details:
Image - Crafty Sentiments, coloured with ProMarkers
Sentiment - SU! Circle of Friendship, inked with Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock - SU! Whisper White; Rich Razzleberry
Papers & button - from stash

Hope you can play along with us again this time round, we've been thrilled with the number of entries we're getting for the challenges and so a big thanks for all the support.

I'm en-route to Cornwall at the moment, it's going to take about 5 hours to get there, and we're going for a long weekend hopefully in the sun, but looking forward to some R&R.

TFL xx