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Friday, 26 November 2010

Totally Papercrafts DT - Untraditional Christmas Colours

Good Morning Everybody! Hope you've all had a great week, I can't help but say that mine has been fantastic!! I'm having an absolute ball at the CRAFTAGANZA, never made so many cards in one day lol! I have also met some wonderful people here but my absolute favourite has to be Jacqui Dennis! She is one of the nicest people I've ever met, an absolute angel and she's taken me in under her wing, thanks Jacs!! Anyway, think I've waffled enough so onto today's card which is for a brand new challenge week over at Totally Papercrafts and the theme has again been chosen by me which is Untraditional Christmas Colours. When I saw this little sweetie on the Digi Bells blog I just knew I had to have her immediately, isn't she just the sweetest? How talented is Elisabeth Bell?!

As always I have coloured her in with my Copics and used glamour dust galour hehe! I then used some shimmer chalk to edge the image so there's definately no shortage of sparkle on this one! The dps are all from the new Christmas range by Magnolia and are really lush, think I need to order a load more lol! The doily behind the image is from Joanna Sheen and the snowflakes are from a MS punch topped with a gem from my stash. The ribbon is also from my stash. I will be entering my card into the following challenges :

The Digi Bells - November blog hop (make a Christmas card)

A spoonfull of Sugar - Anything goes

Digital Tuesday - Let it snow

Fussy and fancy - Christmas with no red & green

Simon Says - Let it snow

Totally Gorjuss - Not so traditional

Thanks once again for stopping by! Hope you'll hop over to the challenge blog for some gorgeous inspiration by my fellow teamies and then enter your own. Have a great weekend all! Lotsa luv xxxx

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Charisma Cardz DT - One for the girls!!

Morning Blogland!!! WOWZER, is it freeezzziinnnggg or what lol?! Thought Worcester was cold but Darlington is even worse hehe! When I arrived here yesterday afternoon it was just starting to snow, how lucky am I cause we hardly ever see snow in my part of the country. I'm waffling again, sorry. Just wanted this to be a quick post really as today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this week the theme is "One for the Girls" and was chosen by myself. I have been dying to show you all this card cause when this gorgeous new Sassy Girl stamp arrived last week I had to ink her up immediately but then decided to hold it back for this challenge lol!

I'm sure most of you will agree that she's just gorgeous, just hope I've done her justice with my colouring and layout! I have coloured her in with my Copics and cut out the mat with a nestie. The papers I have used are a combination of different Papermania sheets. The butterfly is an X Cut punch and I have topped it with some flat backed pearls from my stash. The border around the card is a MS punch around the page.
I have taken this pic at an angle so that you can see the dimension on my card. I have popped her onto some foam pads and as you can see the butterflies wings are also standing up. I will be entering my card into the Sugar Bowl challenge as I have followed Marlene's fabby sketch, thanks Hun! I'll also be entering the following challenges :
Fab 'n Funky - Going with the flow
Hope you will hop on over to Charisma's Challenge Blog and get some inspiration from my team mates and then enter your own girly creation. Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day. I'll be back tomorrow with my post for Totally Papercrafts. Lotsa luv xxxx

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The Creative Cottage DT - Untraditional Christmas Colours

Morning Everybody!! Sorry I've been a bit quiet for a while but I've just been trying to catch up with myself doing some dt work as I'll be away from this afternoon until Saturday evening late. I'm off to Darlington for a CRAFTAGANZA with Crafters Companion woohooo. Three whole days of crafting and no housework, no kids to feed, just some much needed me time hehe! Anyway enough about me, let's get onto today's card which is for a brand new challenge over at The Creative Cottage and the theme has been chosen by moi. I was getting a bit tired of all the red & green going on with Christmas so I decided to choose "Untraditional Christmas Colours".
I have chosen one of my favourite images, as always, Tilda! I have coloured her in with Copics and used flowersoft on the trims of her coat and hat as well as the snowman's hat. I then used glamour dust for the snow. The papers I have used are from the Snow Much Fun Kit, available from the Creative Cottage shop. The sentiment is one of LOTV's new range. Lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon and charm are from my stash. I'll be entering my card into the following challenges :
Just Magnolia - White + 1 (blue)
Magnolia Down Under - Fab Sketch
CES Challenge - Lovely lace
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas with no red or green
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Punch it up
Simon Says - Let it snow
Totally Gorjuss - Not so traditional
Wild Orchid - Blue Christmas
Thanks for stopping by. Let's hope Mr Blogger decides to be kind to me and post my scheduled posts for tomorrow and Friday (fingers crossed). Please do hop over to the Creative Cottage Challenge blog for some fabby inspiration from my fellow teamies and join in the fun with us. Lotsa luv xxxx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Totally Papercrafts DT - Snow & Snowflakes

Morning Blogland!! Hope you're all well. My word, where does the time go? Can you believe it's Friday again?! Well today is time for a brand new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and this week the theme has been set by our lovely Caroline who wants to see Snow & Snowflakes, how appropriate for this time of year and another chance for you to finish off some more Christmas cards! I just couldn't resist using a LOTV image again for my card. Their images are just so fab to work with!

As always, I have coloured the image in with Copics and added loads of glamour dust, if you click on the picture you'll be able to see a larger version where it will show up more clearly. The lush dps are My Minds Eye, signature Christmas. Wish you could see irl just how sparkly and beautifully embossed they are. The snowflakes are with a MS punch and the blooms are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I'll be entering this card into the following challenges :

LOTV - Glitter & Glitz

A spoonfull of sugar - Distressing

Crafts & Me - Glitter

Creative Inspirations - Anything Christmassy / Winter

Paper play - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

The Secret Crafter - Sparkle & Shine

Simon Says - Sparkle

Totally Gorjuss - Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog to see the fantastic inspiration by our very talented dt. Have a great weekend all. Lotsa luv xxxx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Charisma Cardz DT - Babies

Morning All from a wet and cold Worcester brrrrr!!! Hope everyone is well and keeping warm. Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this week our theme is Babies which was chosen by our lovely boss lady, Carlyann. I have once again used one of the gorgeous SWALK 2 images, isn't it sweet? The backing papers are printed off from the cd rom.
Here is a close up of the cutie which I've coloured in with Copics and cut out with a Nellie's multi frame. I also used stickles all around the frame for some extra bling and did a very slight "out the box" technique. The ribbon and buttons are from my stash.
Here's hoping you've taken some inspiration from my card and will want to pop over to the challenge blog and join us this week. My teamies have made some lovely cards. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts so do pop back please, until then lotsa luv xxxxx

Monday, 15 November 2010

A Card just for fun!!

Morning All!! Woohoo, eventually I've made a card just because I wanted to play and as usual it had to be with my Maggies! I bought this stamp quite a while back and have just not had a chance to ink it up until now so I've decided to enter the Just Magnolia Challenge and follow Donalda's fab sketch as well as the Totally Tilda Challenge whose theme is Icy Christmas Tilda, using blue and silver as your main colours. Not sure if my image could pass as a Christmas one so if it doesn't qualify then please forgive me ladies and delete my entry but I have stuck with the blue and silver colours. I'll also be entering my card into the Wild Orchid Challenge whose theme is Blue Christmas.
Here is a close up of the sweet pair which I have coloured in with Copics. The little date stamp is one of the new LOTV's. My backing papers are printed from the Adorables cd by Jayne Nestorenko and the fabby Crafters Companion. The ribbon, pearls and doily are from my stash and the blooms and crystals are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've sprayed them with Crafters Companion spray & sparkle silver glitter.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week! Hope it's warmer where you are as it's turned icy here, looks like winter has eventually hit with a bang sadly, having to start scraping the ice off the cars and when my poor boys left for school yesterday morning the temperature was -1, brrrrrrr. Lotsa luv xxxx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Totally Papercrafts DT - Black & Purple

Morning All!! Yippeeeee, it's Friday and the start to the weekend as well as a brand new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and this week's theme has been chosen my the gorgeous Tammy who wants to see "Black & Purple" on your creations. I must be honest I found that colour combo to be quite a challenge in itself until I remembered the beautiful papers from The Creative Cottage which are just perfect. I had to use my brand new LOTV image, think she's my favourite from the new launch. The sentiment is also LOTV's new range and they're all absolutely gorgeous, so difficult to choose just one lol!
Isn't she just the sweetest little ballerina you've ever seen?! I've coloured her in with Copics and used loads of stickles on her skirt. I then used Papermania glitter chalks around the image, sadly it doesn't show up too well in the pic but it's so nice and sparkly irl. The doily around the image is also one of my new purchases from the NEC and is a Marianne die. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash. I'll be entering this card into the following challenges :
LOTV challenge - Anything goes
Crafts & Me - Glitter
Creative Inspirations - Glitter, glamour, girlie
Sketch Saturday - Fab sketch
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend. Please do stop by the challenge blog and see all the gorgeous cards from our very talented design team. Lotsa luv xxxx

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Charisma Cardz DT - Sympathy

Morning Folks!! Here we are again, another week gone and time for a brand new challenge over at Charisma Cardz. This week the theme has been chosen by the lovely Leah and her theme is "Sympathy". Fortunately for me, I have this gorgeous new stamp from Crafters Companion's SWALK range. Talking of them may I remind you that you still have time to enter the challenge over there too where a £30 voucher is up for grabs!!
I have coloured this little sweetie in with Copics and used K & Co dps which I purchased from the NEC over the weekend. The mat that she is on is a Marianne die and the ribbon is another NEC purchase lol. The blooms as always are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I will be entering my card over at 4 Crafty Chicks as they also have a "With Sympathy" theme.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that my card will have inspired you to want to play along with us. Do hop on over to the challenge blog for more inspiration by my fellow team mates. Lotsa luv xxxx

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Creative Cottage DT - Someone Special at Christmas

Morning my sweet friends! Gosh where have two weeks gone? It's time again for a brand new challenge over at The Creative Cottage and this time our challenge is "Someone special at Christmas" which the lovely Anne chose. As always there is a £10 voucher up for grabs so what are ya waiting for lol?! This challenge gives you the opportunity to get another Xmas card done and ticked off your list.
For my card I have used the gorgeous brand new kit called gingerbread lane. It really is a fabby kit with loads of papers to choose from and great toppers too. I chose to use the little gingerbread house topper and smothered it in glamour dust. The little sweets at the bottom are some of the embellies that come with the kit too, aren't they just too cute? I'll be entering my card into the following challenges :
Crafty Catz - Spots & stripes
Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll be inspired to hop on over to the challenge blog to see all the beautiful cards by my teamies and join in with us this fortnight. Have a great day all!! Lotsa luv xxxx

Monday, 8 November 2010

What an absolutely brilliant weekend I had at the NEC!!!

Morning All!! Hope you all had a super weekend! Mine was one of the best I've had in years lol!! Went to the NEC on Friday and then again yesterday so I'm totally shopped out hehe! Just thought I would share with you all the brilliant time I had. Met up with a load of blogging buddies, my darling friend Paola Levi (Paola's Paper Haven) who came all the way from South Africa, now howz that for some serious crafting shopping lol!, my sweet friend Tammy (Kizzy Designs) who I thought would be a lot older hehe, a lovely new found friend Penni (Lazy Cats Cards), a beautiful lady Marlene (A lil bit of me), the uber talented and ever so humble Jacqui Dennis (Cats Whiskers) such a darling she is, Bev Rochester (All the things I love), the gorgeous Sara Davies (Crafters Companion), Leann Chivers (Crafters Companion), Meg (Crafters Companion) and Claire (Crafters Companion).
Hope I've not bored you to death already lol!! Have a few pics to share with you too, one of Paola, Penni and I yesterday and the rest is all the stash I bought!








Thanks for stopping by, hope to start crafting later today with all the new stash, I bought all the new releases from Lili of the Valley and can't wait to start playing with them so watch this space lol. Have a great week. Lotsa luv xxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 5 November 2010

Totally Papercrafts DT - Tag it!

Morning Folks!! Well, the day has arrived and I'm off to the NEC in a while woohooo!!!! I'm like a little girl on Christmas morning hehe. Can't wait to meet up with some of my blogging buddies and especially my darling friend Paola who's here all the way from South Africa! Also my dear friend and fellow dt buddy, Tammy!
Anyway, that's enough waffling for now! So onto todays card which is for Totally Papercrafts Challenge and this week our theme is "Tag It". You can interpret this anyway you like, either make a tag on it's own for a gift or incorporate it onto your card as I've done.


I've used one of my new Magnolia's from the Christmas range, isn't he the sweetest Santa?! I just luv him and he was such a dream to colour in.
He has been coloured in with Copics. For my backing paper I have used a fabby wrapping paper which is foiled and glittered, hope you can see it in the pics as it really is a lovely texture. I then used versamark ink around the edges and embossing powder to make it look like snow. In the shaker I have added some diamond dust. The tag is cut out using a doohickey die and all the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been well and truly stickled hehe (if that's the correct word for loads of stickles lol). I will be entering this card into the Magnolia-licious challenge as they are wanting to see shaker cards. Also Just Magnolia's special monthly challenge is anything goes, so I'm entering it there too. Will be entering the following challenges with this card :

A Pocket full of posies - Winter bouquet

A spoonfull of sugar - Relish to embelish

Creative Inspirations - Shake it! Create a shaker card

Sir Stampalot - Christmas traditions


Thanks for stopping by and hopefully my card has inspired you enough to want to make your own and join in with our challenge. Please do hop on over to the TPC challenge blog as there is some gorgeous inspiration by our talented design team. Will be back to show you what I got at the NEC over the weekend. Have a great day all! Lotsa luv xxxx

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Charisma Cardz DT - With luv at Christmas

Morning All!! Another week gone and time for a brand new challenge over at Charisma Cardz. This week the theme has been set by our lovely design team and it is "With love at Christmas". Nice easy one for you all and another one to add to your stash for the upcoming festive season. I had to use one of my new Tilda's hehe. The dps I have used are from last years Xmas stash that I bought off Create and Craft tv.
I have been very bold with this card as it's not my usual colour choice and just seems a bit loud but hey ho, at least it is Christmas colours. I have coloured Tilda with Copics and the doily behind her is a Marianne die cut on glitter card. The sentiment is from the latest Magnolia kit. The flowers and chandalier are from wild orchid crafts. The crystals were clear and I coloured them in with Copics too. I then used some Crafters Companion Iridescent Spray & sparkle over the whole card to give it a lovely sparkle which unfortunately doesn't show up too well in the pics. I will be entering this card into the following challenges :
Just Magnolia challenge as I followed their fabby sketch this week and
Stamp & Create Challenge as their theme is "Tis the Season
A spoonfull of sugar - Relish to embelish
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas inspired Challenge
Wild Orchid Challenge - Classic Christmas
Hope you will join us over at Charisma this week with your Christmas card. Thanks for stopping by. Lotsa luv xxxx

Monday, 1 November 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge - Marlenes Sketch "One for the Boys"

Morning again!! Just a quick post from me as I've loads to do today and just didn't wanna miss the opportunity to enter the Sugar Bowl challenge. Fortunately my son has a birthday party this afternoon so I thought that was convenient for making this card. I have used the fabby Rock Star image that I tend to use time and again for the male cards.
I have coloured him in with Copics and used distress ink around the edges and the strip behind the image went through the cuttlebug. The stars are also a die that I have and the buttons are from my stash. The dps are DCWV. Thanks for stopping by again, off to link up with The Sugar Bowl now. Lotsa luv xxxx

Crafters Companion DT - Sketch

Morning Folks!! WOWZER, I can't believe a month has passed since our last challenge and that we're in November already! Where has this year gone?! Today sees the start of another new challenge over at Crafters Companion woohoo and this month we have a gorgeous sketch by the uber talented Jacqui to follow with the added theme of "One for the Girls". Just remember we have opened the challenge so that you can now use any image you like, doesn't have to be strictly a Crafters Companion one.
For my card I just had to use one of the darling little images from the SWALK range, I luv them so, aren't they just the sweetest? My backing papers are off the cd too.

I have coloured her in with my Copics and am quite pleased with the result, I'm starting to get the hang of them eventually lol! Used some glamour dust on the music notes above the birdie and stickles all around the mat, couldn't forget the bling hehe. All the blooms and the lace are from wild orchid crafts.

Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully my card has been an inspiration to you and you'll pop over to the challenge blog and see some more from my truly talented teamies and then enter your own. Sara always offers such generous prizes so you won't wanna miss out. Have a great week. Lotsa luv xxxx