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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Charisma Cardz DT - Pearls & Lace

Morning All!! WOWZER, can you believe it's only two more sleeps until Santa arrives! Where has the time gone?! My wish has come true and that was to have a white Christmas for the first time in my life seeing that sadly I couldn't go home and be with my family. I'm waffling again hehe, so let's get onto today's card which is for our final challenge of the year over at Charisma Cardz and the lovely Lora has chosen the theme of "Pearls & Lace", nice and easy peasy for you! Our dt are having a well earned rest over the festive season so this challenge will run until we're back and rearing to go again on the 6th of January. You won't wanna miss out on our return as it's Charisma's 2nd birthday and we have loads of surprises for you!!

For my card I have used one of the gorgeous new darlings from LOTV and coloured her with Copics. All my dps are DCWV. The lace and blooms are from Wild Orchid crafts and the pearls from my stash. I have followed the fabby sketch number 21 from Sketch and Stash Challenge so I'll be entering my card into their challenge this week.

Don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog for some fabby inspiration! Thanks for stopping by, here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and blessed New Year!!! Lotsa luv xxxxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Happy Christmas from our home to yours!

Evening Folks!! Very late post for me hehe. Just wanted to share with you the card I made today using the gorgeous LOTV image and sketch from their current challenge. All the dps I have used are from last years stash and I can't actually remember who they're made by. The poinsettia and buttons I got from my fellow teamie Anne, thanks Hun! The pearls are from the hobbyhouse.

As always this little cutie has been coloured in with Copics. I have used glamour dust on his hat and platinum stickles on all the stars that he's hanging onto the tree. I'll be entering my card into the following challenges :

LOTV - Sketch by Dena

A spoonfull of sugar - Chrismas Card

Allsorts - Free & easy, anything goes

Bunny Zoes - Sparkle and shine

CES - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're keeping warm here in the UK! I've not moved today, too cold brrrrrrrrrrrr!! Lotsa luv xxxx

Saturday, 18 December 2010

A special little gift!

Good Evening All!! Hope you've all had a lovely day. Well if you remember I've been complaining that we've not seen snow and guesss what ....... it arrived over night and the whole of today, it's so stunning, loving it!! Sadly looks like it's over now but we got some decent snow for a change woohooo!! Just wanted this to be a quick post really hehe, as I would like to share with you a little project that I've made for a very special dt teamie over at Totally Papercrafts. The gorgeous Tammy (Kizzy Designs) set our team a challenge of covering and decorating a matchbox and then filling it with crafty stash. So we've all done our boxes and you'd be sooo amazed to see just how much this matchbox can hold! We were then split into teams of two so that we make a matchbox for the other teamie and post it off. Here's my effort, hope I've done ok. It was such fun to do actually, definately think I'll be playing again rofl.
I've coloured my Tilda in with Copics and then used flowersoft on the trims of her coat and for the trim of her dress peeping out from under the coat I used glamour dust. Cut her out with a nestie and made a mini easel card. All the dps are Magnolia which I'm so in luv with, think it's one of my fave's from Magnolia's collections.
I decided to use the doo hickey die and put the tag on top and stamped Merry Christmas from the last Stamp Club kit, then just to finish it off I used some rainbow drops. The little drawer handle is a Tim Holtz hitch fastener. I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges :
Paperplay - Anything but a card
Magnolia Down Under - A gift for you
Wild Orchid Challenge - Pink, white, silver
Thanks for stopping by, hope my fellow teamie doesn't visit my blog as I only posted this off to her this morning and I'd hate to ruin the surprise actually but nevermind hopefully the contents will be a nice surprise for her! Lotsa luv xxxx

Friday, 17 December 2010

Totally Papercrafts DT - Time to party!

Morning Bloggers!! Oh my word, the big freeze has hit us again brrrrr!!!! Wouldn't mind so much if we had to snow to go with it but NOTHING, we never see it here in Worcester sadly! OK enough winging and onto today challenge card which is the last for the year with Totally Papercrafts, we're taking a break until January. Today's theme has been chosen by the lovely boss lady Ria and she says it's "Time to Party". I decided to eventually ink up this little darling who's having a right old strop rofl!! She's one of the new releases from LOTV that I bought at the NEC last month, isn't she just gorgeous?! All the dps are Magnolia and so scrummy but I can never bring myself to use them, they're too nice (if that makes any sense pmsl).

Again I have coloured with Copics and the ribbon and charm are from my stash. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (as if I ever use any other hehe). The beautiful swirls are a Marianne die and I have smothered them with glamour dust so they sparkle so brilliantly. The sentiment is also one of the new releases from LOTV. I'll be entering my card into the following challenges :

Bunny Zoe's - Sparkle & Shine

CES Challenge - Anything but a Christmas card

OSAAT - Anything goes

Papertake Weekly - Christmas Birthdays

Polka Doodles - Age Related

Prairie Fairy Fridays - Use a star (my backing papers)

Simon Says - Silver, blue, white

Thanks for stopping by! Please do go and check out our brilliant design team's masterpieces over on the Totally Papercrafts blog and enter your own "Time to Party". Lotsa luv xxxx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Charisma Cardz DT - New Year

Good Morning!! Can you believe it's only 9 days to Christmas, how scary is that?! I'm nowhere near ready yet (gulp)! Anyway onto today's challenge over at Charisma Cardz, it's our second last for the year, and this week the theme is New Year Celebrations. I decided to go with a general card with a sentiment that reads "Wishing you sunshine all year through" which I thought could be appropriate for a New Year's card rather than the usual "Happy New Year" sentiment.I have used DCWV papers, Nana's Nursery and the gorgeous Hippie Chick by Sugar Nellie which I've coloured with Copics. The butterfly, which just in case you've not noticed me using more often lately, is a die from Little Claire's which I luurrvveee and the lace around my image is a Marianne die. The sentiment is one of LOTV's that I bought at the NEC in November and all the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I've used stardust stickles all around the image and sentiment and on the butterfly too.

I was so excited when I saw that funky kits got more stock in of this cutie pie as I missed her when they had her from the launch. I think she is just sooooooo beautiful and can be used for so many different occassions. I'll be entering my card into the following challenges :
Bunny Zoe's - Sparkle and shine
CES Challenge - Anything but a Christmas Card
Craft your Days Away - Punch it out
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes
Sparkle Dreams - Sketch
Fab 'n Funky - Quick & Easy does it
Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to hop on over to Charisma Cardz' blog for some fab inspiration from the rest of the dt and join in with the challenge. I'll be back tomorrow with my card for Totally Papercrafts so until then lotsa luv xxxxx

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Bizzy Becs DT - Victorian Sweethearts Day 6 (Last preview)

Hi All!!! Well here I am with the last of the Victorian Sweetheart previews from Bizzy Bec's and this gorgeous gal is Savannah.

Again I have coloured her in with my Copics and decided to cut her out and pop her up on some glue gel for some extra dimension. The gorgeous dps (which the pic sadly doesn't do them justice) are gcd "Ella Blue" and are so rich in colour. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the flat backed pearls are from my stash, I just lay them down free hand cause I thought these kinda gals look good with pearls rofl.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop on over to Bizzy Bec's Store Blog as it's your last chance to enter into the fabby prize draw to win all six of these beauties. Lotsa luv xxxx

Monday, 13 December 2010

Bizzy Becs DT - Victorian Sweethearts Day 5

Hi Everyone! WOW, I can't believe it's already Day 5 of the previews of these gorgeous Victorian Sweethearts from Bizzy Becs Store and today I have the sweet Georgia to introduce to you! I've decided to go clean and simple again today as I think these girls are so lovely in themselves, didn't wanna overwhelm the card with too much like I normally do rofl! Also didn't wanna cover up too much of the dps, they are from a Laura Ashley paper pack called "Contemporary". If you click on the pic you'll get a larger view and will be able to see the colours better, they are grey, yellow, green and white and so pretty. I've also used a MS border punch and the pearls and ribbon are from my stash.
Just had to show you a close up of the image as I was quite pleased with the outcome. I followed a tutorial by the uber talented Dena to get this lovely sparkly look. Thank you so much Sweetie, I luv it! If you have a chance do hop on over there and check it out for yourself. I'll be entering this card into the Colour Create Challenge as this week their colour combo is Grey, green & White.
Please also don't forget to check out the fabulous inspiration by my fellow teamies over at the Bizzy Becs Store Blog and also to enter yourself into the candy draw!! Tomorrow will be the last day's previews and chance to enter, you don't wanna miss out! Until then, lotsa luv xxxx

Some more exciting news!!!

Just a quick note to share with all of you!!! The lovely Heather from Paper Pretties has asked me to join her fabby team over at Paper Pretties with effect from January 2011 woohoo!!!! Thank you Heather hope I will do you proud!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Woohooo look what I got!!!!

I was so excited when I saw this so thought I would just share it with all of you!! Thanks Danni for choosing my card, you've made my weekend!! Lotsa luv xxxx

Bizzy Becs DT - Victorian Sweethearts Day 4

Hi All!! Well sadly the weekend is over already, how quick did that go?! Anyhoo, this evening I would like to share with you the next brand new stamp from Bizzy Bec's range of Blue Buttefly Stamps and her name is Violet, howz that hair?My dps are DCWV, Nana's Nursery and as per usual I have coloured her in with Copics. I have to admit that I'm quite pleased with how she turned out, my colouring and shading is eventually improving thanks to all the help from my darling friend Paola. If you have a chance do pop over to her blog and see her fabby creations then you'll understand why I luv her work and so appreciate her help with colouring tutorials!

The sentiment stamp is one from LOTV's new circular stamps and the blooms are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Don't forget that Bec is offering 16 stamp sets of the 6 new releases so do be sure to hop on over to the store blog and follow the rules, it could be you that wins these beauties. Thanks for stopping by, hope you've all had a great weekend. Lotsa luv xxxx

Friday, 10 December 2010

Bizzy Becs DT - Victorian Sweethearts Day 2

Evening Folks! Can you believe I'm back again with post number three for the day phew!! Been a busy bee what can I say lol!! It is preview day number two over at Bizzy Becs Store and today we are introducing Olivia to you. I have decided to go for the CAS approach in order to show off the image. Hope it works?! Those of you that know me will understand that this is not as full as my cards usually are but I think it works. My dps are DCWV Nana's Nursery, they are so lush and embossed and glittered beautifully. I've used a Martha Stewart punch around the page for the second layer.

I've coloured her in with my Copics and have used a bazzill in stitch template to lay down the flat backed pearls.

Thanks again for stopping by and please don't forget to hop on over to the Store Blog and get your entry in there for the chance of winning the six new stamps. Have a great weekend. Lotsa luv xxxx

Bizzy Becs DT - Brand new Victorian Sweethearts

Morning All!! WOWZER, second post for the day, haven't managed that in yonks lol!! As promised, here is the first of the previews of the brand new Blue Butterfly Stamp Range from Bizzy Becs. Eventually I can share it with you. Her name is Charlotte and isn't she just great?! Don't forget to pop over to the store blog to check out what the requirements are for some amazing candy!! Bec is generously offering all six Victorian Sweethearts as candy so you won't wanna miss out.

Again my image is coloured with Copics and I've used some glamour dust on her hat and the trims of her dress. The dps are a combination of Papermania rose garden and henbury lane. The sentiment stamp is one from LOTV, just luv these! All the blooms are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon and charm are from my stash.

Once again thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Bizzy Bec's Store Blog to be in with a chance of winning some fabby candy and also to see all the gorgeous creations from the rest of the team. Lotsa luv xxxx

Totally Papercrafts DT - Paper Piecing

Morning Peeps!! Woohooo it's Friday again and guess what that means? Time for a brand new challenge week over at Totally Papercrafts. This week our theme has been chosen by the lovely Sarah and she wants to see paper piecing. I chose to do yet another Crimbo card and use one of my brand new hAnglers that I won from Elaine's (A Technophobes Blog) candy, isn't he just gorgeous? Thanks Elaine!!!

As always, I've coloured him in with Copics and paper pieced the bunting only. I used some flowersoft on the pom pom at the end of his hat. The lush dps are My Minds Eye, Signature Christmas. They are beautifully embossed and glittered, just up my alley lol! The snowflakes are a Marianne die and I have layered two together and pushed a brad through the centre. The lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I'll be entering my card into the following challenges :

A Spoon full of sugar - Christmas Card

Craft your days away - Texture

Papertake Weekly - Red & Green must not be seen

Simon Says - Christmas but no red or green

Thanks for stopping by, hope you can join in with us this week as I think it's quite a fun challenge doing paper piecing. Be sure to hop by the challenge blog for some fantastic inspiration from the rest of the dt. Have a great weekend one and all. Lotsa luv xxxx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

I HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE!!


Hello bloggers!!! Just thought I would share with you the exciting news that I've had to keep to myself until now lol!! I am now proudly part of Bizzy Becs Design Team and am on the Blue Butterfly Ladies team. Blue Butterfly is a brand new range of stamps that will be launching tomorrow, you won't wanna miss out on all the previews as there are fantastic prizes up for grabs as well as great inspiration by the dt!

Why don't you become a follower of the blog here so that you will be able to see when the launch happens tomorrow as it will be starting from 12am, 10th Dec Perth WA time, we will be showcasing a New Stamp Image a day, there are 6 Images in Total to show you. These will be available in Rubber Stamps and Digi Stamps at Bizzy Becs Online Store.

Thanks for stopping by to share in the exciting news with me! Lotsa luv xxxx

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Sugar Nellie Competition WOW

Good Evening All!! Think I might just be making this challenge by the skin of my teeth lol! I couldn't resist entering the Sugar Nellie Competition as Karen is offering the most generous prizes which are a Spellbinders Grand Caliber and a spot on the dt woohooo!!!!!!
The requirements for the challenge were white on white (WOW) with the only colour being on your image and also to use one of the new Sassy Girls. I decided to use "Pillow Talk" as I so luv her long hair, isn't it just gorgeous?
I've coloured her in with my Copics and cut out with a nestie. I've matted all the layers onto heavily glittered card from my stash. Have used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the second layer, the butterfly is a die from Little Claire which I have layered up with glue gel and lifted the wings for some dimension. The lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts, the flower from Hobbycraft and the ribbon is from my stash.
Here is the prize on offer :







I'll be entering this card into the Creative Inspirations Challenge as their theme is white papers only and also into Flutterby Wednesdays as they have an open theme this week. Crafts and Me have a Moody Blues theme so I'll be entering there too. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you're all keeping nice and warm with this big freeze were having in Britain at the moment and those of you in the sunshine countries, enjoy! I'm jealous lol!! Lotsa luv xxxx

Friday, 3 December 2010

Totally Papercrafts DT - Christmas Punches

Morning All!! Well, I am feeling a whole lot better this morning, just can't shake the cough though but we'll get there! Can you believe it's Friday again and already the 3rd of December? Friday means another challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and this week our lovely Heidi has chosen the theme of Christmas Punches, easy peasy!! For my card I have chosen this gorgeous image by Mo Manning as she is having a dt call and I thought I would kill two birds with one stone lol! It would be an ultimate dream come true to work with her super images so please keep your fingers and toes crossed for me. The Christmas punches that I decided to use are Marianne snowflakes and I have layered three together with a spacer and diamante brad from the hobby house. I also used another of Marianne's dies for the swirl behind the flowers. The designer paper is by Magnolia which I purchased from Crafts U Love.

This gorgeous little girl has been coloured with Copics. Sadly the pics don't show all the bling as the weather has been really grey & dull. I've used loads of glamour dust on the frills around her nightgown, flowersoft for the top of the stocking, stickles on the stocking and diamond dust on the poinsettia's which are from Wild Orchid Crafts. If you click on the pic to get a larger view I'm sure you'll see all the bling lol! I'll be entering this card into the DP2 Challenge (Mo's Challenge) as this week their theme is glitz & glimmer.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog for some fabby inspiration by our talented design team and join in the fun with us! Hope you have a super weekend. Lotsa luv xxxx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge DT - Sketch

Hi All!!! Sorry i've been MIA but I'm not well at all! Just thought I would pop in quickly and upload my project for Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge. This month we have another fabby sketch for you to follow but the prize is just great, our generous Sara has offered the winner a £50 voucher so what are you waiting for? For my card I have used one of the gorgeous stamps from Jayne Nestorenko's Adorables range and stamped a few trees in the background. Sorry for the awful photo but those of you that live in the UK will understand that the weather has been awful. My card looks so dull in the pic but irl it's bright and sparkly, grrrrr.

Hopefully this close up is a bit clearer. I have coloured her in with Copics and used glamour dust on her hat and coat's trims, then on the trees I have added flowersoft which looks like real snow lol! I have used a couple of snowflake stamps all around the edges and saturated them with glamour dust too but sadly it's not showing up at all in the pic. The backing papers are all printed off the Adorables cd.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog to get your inspiration from the fabulous dt and enter your own to be in the running of that £50 voucher! Lotsa luv xxxxx