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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Marcea’s “music saves my soul” #7

Good morning everyone, I can’t believe my week off work has gone already – I haven’t achieved half of what I wanted to do lol!  I’m back again this morning to share my tune for Marcea’s “music saves my soul” which unbelievably is already on week 7.

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The song I have chosen this week is Roxette’s “fading like a flower”.  I have to say I was a big Roxette fan back in the day and still love most of their songs now :)  I hope you enjoy my choice this week and I look forward to seeing what songs you all pick. 

Have a great weekend, I hope you all have a hauntingly happy halloween :)  Thanks for stopping by today.

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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Look at this beauty!

**This is my second post for today **

Please scroll down to see my Charisma Cardz DT card

I won a competition over at Mrs A’s blog a little while ago and the prize was a beautiful handmade bag using Japanese silks.  I’m so late blogging the pictures but better late than never eh?  The bag is even more gorgeous IRL and I will treasure it forever.  Thank you so much Mrs A, I really appreciate how much work you must have put into it – bearing in mind I can just about sew a button on lol!  Here is the bag (I “borrowed” the pics from Mrs A’s blog as mine were useless):denise 001

This is where Mrs A got her inspiration from

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This is the front of the bag

denise 006  This is the back of the bag

Thank you doesn’t seem enough to say but I want to say how pleased I am with it and how lucky I was to win your little competition.  If you haven’t visited Mrs A’s blog before – WHY NOT!!  Please pop over and take a look at her gorgeous creations, you won’t be disappointed and I bet you’ll visit again.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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Charisma cardz #43 – DT card

Good morning everyone, I hope you are enjoying your week so far.  I cannot believe it’s Thursday already, my week off work is nearly gone *boohoo* but at least I still have a few more days left.  Another plus is that I’ve actually started my Christmas shopping so I’m not panicking as much as I was lol!  I’m here this morning to share with you my DT card for this week’s charisma cardz challenge.  This week’s challenge has been set by Alie and she has chosen “match master” which means create and card and matching item for example you could decorate your envelope to match, make a matching tag or box, it’s entirely up to you.  I decided to decorate my envelope (as I was short on time).  I made my card for my hubby’s friend at work and only had a night’s notice to make it (why do men always do that?).  Here it is:

charisma cardz #43 - matching pair (card and envelope)  charisma cardz #43 - matching pair

charisma cardz #43 - matching pair (close up)The lady that the card was for is a big racket sports fan so I chose this super cute Anya image, isn’t she so sweet?

We have two sponsors this week.  Firstly we have Lili of the Valley who are offering a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online shop.

LOTV logoSecondly we have DigiStamp Boutique and the lovely Sally-Ann is offering 10 digis from her online store.  You know how much I love DSB images so I know you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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The rest of the DT have created some amazing matching items, so please pop over and take a peek.  We really appreciate all your lovely comments.

I can also enter my matching items into the following challenges:

Lexi’s creations challenge – birthdays

Papertake challenge – sparkly and bright

Fab ‘n’ funky challenge – keep it plain and simple

Let’s craft and create challenge – let’s party (any celebration)

Stamp something challenge – October digi day

2 sisters challenge – anything goes

Totally gorjuss challenge – sparkle

I hope you will have chance to enter our challenge and I can’t wait to see what matching items you create.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

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charisma cardz #43 - matching pair (card and envelope) Card ingredients:

Image: the greeting farm – Anya tennis

Papers: basic grey – Olivia paper pack, plain card from the papermill shop

Tools: promarkers, PM adhesive stones, ribbon from fantastic ribbons

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Passion for promarkers #75 – DT card

Hello again friends, it’s Tuesday so that can only mean one thing – a new challenge over at passion for promarkers challenge.  This week the challenge has been set by Debs and she has chosen “best friends”.  Your card can be for any occasion but don’t forget to use your promarkers or aqua markers to be eligible for our prize.  Here is my card:

PFP challenge 75 - best friends

PFP challenge 75 - best friends (close up)

Is this just an adorable image?  They look like good friends having ‘snow much fun’ lol!  I know that Shelly (my teamie over at cupcake) really loves this image and it is one of her faves :)

Our sponsor this week is Just Tracy’s and the lucky winner will receive 5 promarkers OR 5 aqua markers of their choice. 

JUst Tracys New Look

The rest of the DT have created amazing samples for your inspiration so why not pop over to the challenge blog and take a look.  We really appreciate all your lovely comments each week.

I can also enter my card into the following challenges:

The Crafty pad challenge – Christmas theme

OSAAT challenge – any celebration

Pile it on challenge – holiday card using red, green & white and something soft (I used flower soft)

The crazy challenge – tons of shapes (I’ve got an oval, square and snowflake shapes)

Stamps & fun = creativity challenge – girlie

Delightful challenge – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Quixotic challenge – Christmas is coming

Scrapbook sisters challenge – pets galore

Fussy and fancy challenge – winter wonderland

Mami doodles challenge – thanksgiving or Christmas card

Paper garden projects challenge – holiday cards

ABC Christmas challenge – v is for vertical & sketch (my v’s are very glittery and vertical)

2 sisters challenge – anything goes

Allsorts challenge – spots and stripes (both are on my papers)

Totally gorjuss challenge – sparkle

Wee memories challenge – cute holiday

I hope you are all enjoying your week so far.  I hope the weather is better where you are as it is horrible here.  I really appreciate all your lovely comments and I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous entries this week.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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Card ingredients:

Image: wags n whiskers - Zoe and Gemma's snow fun digi

Papers: dovecraft – jolly happy Christmas paper pack, plain card from the papermill shop

Tools: promarkers, dovecraft snowflake punch, pearls from the hobby house, polar white flower soft, stickles, sentiment created on the pc, SU oval all punches

Monday, 25 October 2010

Cupcake craft challenge 114 – DT card

** This is my second post for today **

To see my Stamp with Fun DT card please scroll down

Welcome back to my little corner of blogland!  I’m here again to share with you my DT project for this week’s cupcake craft challenge.  Our theme this week has been set by the lovely Victoria and she has chosen “sweet treats” with the option of halloween if you like.  Now as I mentioned in yesterday’s post I’m all halloween’d out so my project is for a friend’s birthday which is coming up soon.  I decided to make a card and matching candy wrapper – here it is (sorry I’ve gone a bit nuts with the pics today):

CCC challenge 114 - sweet treats (card and bar)

CCC challenge 114 - sweet treats

CCC challenge 114 - sweet treats (bar and wrapper)

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Isn’t the image just fantastic and perfect for my project.  It’s from DigiStamp Boutique and its called ‘Zoe loves chocolate’ and it’s one of the current offers of the month (so be quick and you can get this image along with 3 others for an amazing price). 

Our sponsor this week is Digi Doodle shop and one lucky winner will receive a $10.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store.

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Don’t forget we also have our cupcake madness and the sponsor for the month of October is Lili of the Valley and the prize is 3 stamps of the winner’s choice, the only rule is that you must have entered at least 2 challenges during the month of October. 

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The rest of the DT have created amazing cards and projects this week, so please pop over and take a peek.  We value your comments and really appreciate the support you give us. 

I can enter my card into the following challenges:

OSAAT challenge – any celebration

Papertake challenge – sketch

The paper variety challenge – sweet

Stampin’ royalty challenge – ribbons

Crafty sentiments challenge – anything but a card (I’m entering my candy wrapper here)

Crafty purple frog challenge – anything goes

Moving along with the times challenge – anything goes (but use your promarkers as letraset are sponsors)

Meljen’s challenge – anything goes

Crafty catz challenge – black, white + 1 other (I’ve gone for purple)

Fairy fun challenge – candy wrapper

Frosted designs challenge – use your die cuts

Stamp something challenge – October digi day

2 sisters challenge – anything goes

Allsorts challenge – spots and stripes (my gingham paper is the stripes and the embossed panel is the spots)

Sweet stampin’ challenge – anything but a card (again my candy wrapper)

Ok so that’s me done for today.  I hope you like my DT cards and projects today and maybe you will have time this week to enter our challenge.  I really appreciate your support for my lil ‘ol blog.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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CCC challenge 114 - sweet treats (card and bar)

Card ingredients:

Image: DigiStamp Boutique - ‘Zoe loves chocolate’

Papers: I think they are Joanna Sheen but from ages ago, plain card from the papermill shop, SU whisper white card

Tools: promarkers, MS border punch, SU gingham ribbon, circle nesties, pearls from the hobby house, swiss dots embossing folder, elzybells sentiment, sakura stardust pen

Stamp with fun #82 – DT card

Good morning everyone, it’s the first day of my week off so I am very happy, and also a brand new challenge over at stamp with fun challenge.  This week we have a fun sketch by Mona to use.  Here is the sketch:

SWF #82 sketch

and here is my card:

SWF #82 - sketch

SWF #82 - sketch (close up)I was asked by a friend in work to make an engagement card and thought this sketch was ideal.  I saw this super cute digi image over at spesch stamps and thought it was perfect and so useful.  I normally go around my image with an ice grey 1 promarker but I thought as the card was very pastel that I would try the buttercup promarker for a change – I have to say I’m not that happy with it so will probably be sticking to the ice grey in future.  

Please check out the rest of the DT cards as they are gorgeous as always, so why not pop over to the challenge blog and take a look.  We always read your comments and really appreciate them. 

I can enter my card into the following challenges:

OSAAT challenge – Any celebration

ABC challenge – flowers

Stampin’ royalty challenge – ribbons

Moving along with the times challenge – anything goes (use promarkers as letraset are sponsoring)

Stamp something challenge – October digi day challenge

2 sisters challenge – anything goes

Secret crafter Saturday challenge – manga (I think the image is manga but if you don’t agree I’ll understand)

Totally gorjuss challenge – sparkle (the engagement ring is sparkly and the ribbon is shimmery)

A pocketful of posies challenge – champagne & roses (any celebration)

Wild orchid challenge – pastels

I hope you will have a chance to enter our challenge this week and I look forward to seeing what you create.  I hope you will check back later to see my DT card for cupcake craft challenge.

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SWF #82 - sketch

 Card ingredients:

Image: spesch stamps – engagement

Papers: dovecraft – back to basics paper pad, plain card from the papermill shop

Tools: promarkers, ribbons from stash, pearls from the hobby house, sentiment created on the pc, flowers from wild orchid crafts, circle nesties

Sunday, 24 October 2010

A rare Sunday post!!

I bet you are all wondering what is going on – why am I posting on a Sunday!!  I know its a very rare occurrence these days but as I have the week off next week I can afford to be a little more relaxed this weekend – which means more crafting for me *yay*.  I did say to myself last week that I wasn’t going to make any more halloween cards but my last order came from elzybells (so sad that it’s closed now) and I just had to ink up my new stamp.  Here is my card:

halloween card

halloween card (close up)

Isn’t she just so cute?  However I have spent the most part of the afternoon looking for a suitable sentiment.  I cannot believe that I don’t have a simple “happy halloween” stamp (wishing I had got one from elzybells now).  Luckily after searching through what seemed like most of my stash I stumbled upon these wooden “scrabble” tiles which actually work quite well I think.  I was aiming for a CAS (clean and simple) style card and didn’t want to overload my card too much with embellishments – do you think I succeeded.  It’s just when I make these sorts of cards I always feel they don’t look quite finished. 

I can enter my card into the following challenges:

Corrosive challenge – halloween (or orange and black colour scheme)

OSAAT challenge – any celebration

Order of the opus gluei challenge – wood (my tiles are wood)

The crazy challenge – halloween

The pink elephant challenge – brown and orange

Stamps & fun = creativity challenge – halloween or autumn

Creative craft challenge – trick or treat

Crafts and me challenge – halloween

Creative belli challenge – pumpkins and/or sketch

Creative cottage challenge – halloween

Let’s craft and create challenge – halloween

Cute card Thursday challenge – sketch

Digi doodle challenge – keep it simple

Hanna & friends challenge – halloween

Paper cutz challenge – halloween using stars, circles, diamonds or crescents (my paper has circles on it)

Stamp magic challenge – sewing (mine is faux using a white gel pen)

Stampin’ for the weekend challenge – celebrate the time of year (halloween)

Totally papercrafts challenge – stick a number on it (there are numbers on the letter tiles)

2 sisters challenge – anything goes

Crazy 4 challenges challenge – halloween

Crafty purple frog challenge – anything goes

I am definitely saying that this is my last halloween card for this year (and besides I need to get a wiggle on with my Christmas cards).  I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.  I will be back tomorrow with my DT cards for stamp with fun challenge and cupcake craft challenge so please pop back then if you can.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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halloween card

Card ingredients:

Image: elzybells – pumpkin girl

Papers: basic grey – Gracie (oh baby girl), kraft card from elzybells 

Tools: promarkers, oval nesties, papermania adhesive gems, word tiles by jolee’s boutique, white gel pen

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Wee memories giveaway

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Wee Memories is having a fantastic give away to celebrate the Scrappy Saturday Challenge. This is a fun challenge! Check it out, but you don’t have long – it ends tonight at 11:59pm. 

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Marcea’s “music saves my soul” #6

Good morning – it’s Saturday *yay* and I have next week off from work so I am super happy :)  I’m joining in with Marcea’s “music saves my soul” again this week and I love hearing what everyone shares too. 

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I have chosen a brilliant song by Evanescence called “going under” this week as I think Amy Lee has the most beautiful voice so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I would also like to say hello *waves* to my new followers, I really appreciate all your support.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Charisma cardz #42 – DT card

Good morning everyone, I can’t believe it’s Thursday already and unbelievably I am sharing with you my 3rd DT card for the charisma cardz challenge.  Wow where did the time go?  This week over at charisma cardz the theme has been set by Lora and she has chosen “vintage”.  Now it is not my most favourite theme ever and I’ve probably gone more distressed than vintage on my card but I’m quite happy with the finished result.  Here is my card:

charisma cardz #42 - vintage

charisma cardz #42 - vintage (close up)

The look I was trying to achieve was old photograph i.e faded/washed out colours and I think the colours are reminiscent of Victorian times.  Well like I say I’m quite happy with the overall card and for once I’m really pleased with my colouring (which is quite rare).

We have two sponsors this week, the first is bunny zoe crafts and they are offering one lucky winner the prize of vintage Tilda, vintage crochet flowers and also a set of 6 Christmas tree charms.  bunny zoe'simage

Our second sponsor is all that scraps and they are offering one lucky winner the prize of any cc designs stamp set or 4 single stamps.

All that scraps

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The rest of the DT have created gorgeous samples (and much more vintagey (sp?) than me.  Please pop over to the challenge blog and take a look.  All your lovely comments are much appreciated. 

I can also enter my card into the following challenges:

The crafty pad challenge – distressed/torn edges

Paper cutz challenge – anything goes

Polka doodles challenge – something spooky (my image is quite gothic)

Allsorts challenge – bingo (line – flowers, pearls and punch)

Sweet stampin’ challenge – ribbon

Totally gorjuss challenge – pink (mine is quite muted)

Creative inspirations challenge – spooky (again my gothic image)

Stampin’ royalty challenge – ribbons

I hope you will have a chance to enter our challenge and I can’t wait to see what you create.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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charisma cardz #42 - vintage

Card ingredients:

Image: tickled pink stamps – Lil Lolita Lilith digi  

Papers: DCWV – wedding prints paper stack (grey paper), plain card from the papermill shop

Tools: promarkers, marianne creatables die, ek success retro flower punch, pearls from the hobby house, ribbon, chalks and silver brad from stash, woodware circle punch

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Passion for promarkers #74 – DT card

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Well the weather has turned a bit chilly hasn’t it?  I think my winter woollies will be out soon.  Enough of my rambling I’m here today to share with you my DT card for this week’s passion for promarkers challenge.  This week’s challenge has been set by the lovely Anja and she has chosen “make a pink/white or purple/white Christmas card”.  Don’t forget you must use your promarkers or aqua markers to be eligible for our prize.  Here is my card:

PFP challenge 74 - purple or pink & white Christmas

PFP challenge 74 - purple or pink & white Christmas (close up)

Now as I thought most of you would probably go for a pink/white Christmas card I decided to plump for a purple/white one instead and chose this gorgeous LOTV image.  It’s the first time I’ve inked him up but it definitely won’t be the last!  The papers aren’t actually Christmas papers but I thought the dotty paper looked a bit like snow falling :)

Our sponsor this week is whiff of joy stamps and one lucky person will win 1 stamp of their choice.

Whiff of Joy

The rest of the design team have created amazing cards for your inspiration once again this week, so why not pop over and take a look.  Your support and kind words really mean the world to us.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Wild orchid challenge – pastel colours

Delightful challenges – metal mania (my charm)

Quixotic challenge – Christmas is coming

Simon says stamp challenge – 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image

Simple doodles challenge – winter warmers

Our creative corner challenge – at least 3 embellishments

Crafter’s companion monthly challenge – sketch and/or untraditional Christmas

Tip tip Tuesday challenge – anything goes

I hope you will have a chance to join in with our challenge this week and I can’t wait to see what you create.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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PFP challenge 74 - purple or pink & white Christmas

Card ingredients:

Image: Lili of the valley – James bear pile of presents

Papers: making memories – emma paper pack, SU whisper white card

Tools: promarkers, ribbon and charm from stash, marianne snowflake dies, pearls from the hobby house, pebbles inc rub-on, cats eye chalk ink pad