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Thursday, 13 January 2011

DT catch up post!!

** Warning  - this is going to be a really long post **

Grab a cuppa and a few biscuits to keep you going!

I’m really sorry I’ve been missing in action this week but I’ve hurt my back (again) and have been in considerable pain, so crafting has been a no-go (which is killing me lol!).  Anyway I thought I had better spend 5 minutes to catch up with my DT challenges this week.  Now for some of them I have managed to find a previously un-blogged card in my archives that I could share but for some I didn’t submit a card this week (boohoo!) 

Firstly this week’s theme over at stamp with fun challenge is “snow”.  Now I know some of you are sick of wintery cards but it’s the perfect excuse to get an early start on this year’s Christmas cards lol!  I’m sorry but I don’t have a card to share with you for this challenge but please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely cards the rest of the DT have made.  We have a sponsor and a prize for this week’s challenge so an extra reason to dig out those snowy images!

Our sponsor is Cute Stamps and Cards and the lucky winner will receive this gorgeous Belles & Whistles stamp. 



The next challenge is the cupcake craft challenge and it was my turn to set the theme this week and I chose “something new” which could mean new baby, new home or even new stash you had for Christmas!  I managed to find a new home card that I hadn’t shared with you that I made some time ago.  Here is my card using a super cute Stamping Bella image:

CCC challenge 124 - something new

CCC challenge 124 - something new (close up)

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs and the lucky winner will receive 4 digis of their choice from their online store. 

sassy studio designs

Don’t forget we also have our “icing on the cupcake” prizes for January and we are spoiling you this month as we have 3 prizes up for grabs.  For full details check out the challenge blog.  The rest of the DT have created amazing cards this week so please pop over and check them out. 

I can also enter my card into the following challenges:

Fairy fun challenge – new beginnings

Really reasonable ribbon challenge – something new and ribbon

Winter wonderland challenge – let’s go dotty (doesn’t have to be Christmas)

Craft your days away challenge – anything goes

Stamp, scrap & doodle challenge – new beginnings

Crafty calendar challenge – new beginnings

Incy wincy designs challenge – go dotty

Ooh la la creations challenge – bling it on (my glittery dots)

Oldie but a goodie challenge – bright and cheerful

Top tip Tuesday challenge – anything goes

Crafty creations challenge – new beginnings

Creative cottage challenge – something new

Creative craft world challenge – anything goes

The pixie cottage challenge – sketch and/or fave colouring method (mine is promarkers)

Stampavie and more challenge – glitter (my glittery dots)

Meljen’s challenge – square or round cards only

Sassy studio designs challenge – use something you’ve had for at least a year (my image and papers lol!)

I’m not going to add an ingredient list as it will make my mega post even longer otherwise!

Lastly the theme over at passion for promarkers challenge this week is “baby cards” and again it was my turn to choose the theme.  I’m really disappointed that I don’t have a card to share as I really love making baby cards.  They are just so sweet aren’t they.  However the girls have done a brilliant job and Gro and Ida have even helped me out by making two cards this week – thanks girls! 

Our sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen and she is offering a £10.00 voucher to spend in her online shop. 

joanna sheen

I apologise for the lack of cards this week but I hope that normal service will be resumed next week – fingers crossed.  I have lots of lovely new stash to play with and it’s just calling to me!

I will be back a little later with my DT card for this week’s Charisma Cardz challenge and I will also be announcing the lucky winner of my mini candy but until then have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by. 

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Mau xx said...

Sorry to hear you have hurt your back again Denise, I know its a continuous threat once they have been damaged( Hubby is always under threat of his)after hurting it last year.
Hope you are soon up and running again.
Hugs Mau xx

Regan said...

I hope your back is feeling better soon! This card is great & that designer paper is so bright, cheery & fun! :)

Jane said...

I'm glad you put this card up...saw it earlier & came looking for deets! May ask where you got that gorgeous stamp from (must have...!) I love this card xxx

Katie said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!
Super Bella card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

sari said...

oh, hope your back will get better soon! I have a little bit of the same issue...but my neck..*lol* Love the cards you have made! have a happy day!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Denise,
I am really sorry to hear about your back. You had better take care because you can't afford to mess about where your back is concerned (as I know only too well).
Your card is bright and cheerie and I love the papers and colours. Fabulous work.
Fiona x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Denise
So sorry to hear you are so poorly. Hope you're back to normal again soon. Lucky you had a card you hdn't blogged before and and a great card it is. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

Melisa Waldorf said...

I hope your back is doing better and you are able to get back on track very soon! That stamp set is perfect for the challenge! To cute! Melisa

Mini said...

A super card! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Louise said...

sorry to hear you've been suffering Denise. My back is hurting but think that's to be expected at 8 months pregnant!!

just scrolled down to add my comment and saw the Bones ad - oh my word - I've watched the whole of Seasons 1 & 2 again in the last 2 weeks. Total Boreanaz overload!! yum!

Get well soon L xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Denise, love the fun image, bright colours and spots :o) Sorry to hear your back's so painful at the moment - hope you're all better soon. Lisa x

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Denise, I am so sorry about your back hope it improves soon.Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La and

Mandy said...

Sorry you are suffering with your back again hun, I hope it eases for you.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Denise, fab image and papers
hugs Mandy xx

Dora said...

O I love your 'Sold' Card, it is so pretty, gorgeous colours. So sorry to hear your back is hurting you, hope you'll be better soon Hugs xxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgoues love that image,just perfect hope you feel better soon, bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

~Olga said...

OMG, very cute card!!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm now one of your newest follower. OXOX ~Olga

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.
I hope you are feeling better soon!

Mary Lou said...

Oh no Denise~~I know how you feel:( Yucky
My back went out a year ago and I must be very careful all the time now.
Take care and cute archived card :)
To better days ahead

Sara said...

So Adorable, love the colors, and papers! Hope you feel better soon, and thanks for playing along with SSD!

Sadilla said...

Hi dear,
I hope you'll be feeling better soon... your card is simply gorgeous, thanks for playing at Pixie Cottage

Spyder said...

Haven't seen this stamp before, what a great and very simple idea for moving house card! (why didn't I think of it!)

Chocolate Orange said...

A great card. Love the image.

Thankyou for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our first challenge. Anything goes

Choccy x

Adrina said...

Lovely card, I like that image!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Sue said...

Hi ya
fabulous card, great image & colouring, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Francesca said...

Such a bright and cheerful card

Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!

Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous papers .. really bright and cheerful and a fab image
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this week
Lisa ;)

Donna said...

This is such a fun card...I love the fab funky and dotty papers and such a brill image too...thank you so much for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

Giò said...

WOW Den ...... it's a wonderful card!!! I love the Stamping Bella stamps!! Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More this week!!
Thanks a lot for enjoy to my blog candy and good luck!!
Hugs, Giò

Lauretta See said...

this is beautiful! thank you for joining us this week on the MELJENS challenge. Best of luck! xx

Anne said...

Fantastic! Thanks for linking up with us at OLL. Hugs x

Lisette Morris said...

Love Bella images, this is a adorable! THanks for joining us at Pixie Cottage

Kim. said...

I am really sorry you are in pain I hope it eases soon, having spinal damage myself I know only too well how crippling back pain can be.
Beautiful cards and lovely images used. Thanks for joining us this month over at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
Kim xXx

Anne said...

Ouch so sorry to hear about your back problems! This card is so fresh and pretty, lovely!

Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again today!

kaylou said...

such a great card, thank you for joining our sparkle challenge at at SAM.
Hugs Kaylou xxx