Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Challenge at the Sugar Bowl!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are well.  It looks like fall here, in fact we had a skiff of snow earlier this week.  The leaves are off the trees and of course pile up in the grass... just waiting for winter, I guess!
Today is the day for a new challenge to begin at Sugar Nellie's Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog and to enter the challenge, there's three simple rules:   You must follow the challenge theme (it's always Anything Goes so that is Easy Peasy, right?),  your entry must include a Sugar Nellie image and finally, you  must link your project to The Sugar Bowl.  The first place winner will receive a prize of 4 SN digis with the second prize of 2 digis.
For my card, I used Love Letters 2 which you can purchase as a digital image over at Funky Kits but be prepared... there's a lot of great images and you probably aren't going to be able to stop at just one.  
Then, for even more inspiration, head on over to the Sugar Nellie Inspiration Blog and there's more to be seen on the Facebook Fan Page.
Supplies:
Image:  Funky Kits Love Letters 2
Sentiment:  Create with TLC Valentine Subway art from the I Love You set
Paper:  PInk Paislee Indigo Blue
Challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Die cuts or punches
MarkerPop - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Little Christmas Girl - All Dressed Up

Time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up and in case you haven't heard, our challenges will now always have the theme of Anything Goes. Occasionally there might be a twist but it will always be Anything Goes.
For my card, I used one of the little gals from the Little Christmas Girl set. These little girls are so cute and can be either used individually or all together and they are cute, cute, cute! The sketch is one I found on Sweet Sunday Sketch, liked it and used it for this project.
Be sure to head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the team's creations, and maybe enter the Anything Goes challenge while you are there and the only requirement is that you use an All Dressed Up image.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters plus we have a Pinterest Brag Board where you can find lots of inspiration.
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up's Little Christmas Girl
Sentiment - Papertreyink's Tiny Tags
Paper - My Mind's Eye All is Bright
Dies - Papertreyink's Tiny Tags, Impression Obsession's Snowflake Die Set
Embellies - Stickles, Frantage and Pearls & Bells from my stash
Challenges:
Fab n' Funky - Christmas with an optional twist of bags, boxes, tags
A Random Fan - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and welcome my new followers!
Today's card is one I made for my daughter-in- law's birthday.  It worked up really quickly because it was a matter of adding the image and sentiment to the document and once it was printed, it didn't take long to colour.  The sentiment is an Audrey Hepburn quote I found a long time ago and I love it.  The image is from A Day for Daisies and this one is Flower Maiden 2.  Have a great week!
Challenges:
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Anything Goes with a Twist - Anything Goes (the twist is female)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Sweet 7 Challenge - Sassy & Girly

Happy Anniversary All Dressed Up

Hi there Dressies
IT'S PAAAAAARTY TIME!!! 

We've just passed our birthday and we have some very exciting news.
Wendy, the owner and designer of All Dressed Up will now be selling her gorgeous images as both rubber and digital stamps with none other than


whooop whoop whoop!!!!

Please pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and a slice of cake as you'll be here a while.
We're having a mahoosive blog hop with us Dressy Girls and some of the Sugar Nellie Design team too.

AND an extra challenge for all you  Dressy fans.  Oh and better than that we have a this gorgeous freebie
 and numbers (just in case you want to change it) designed especially for the celebration.



...and what is a hop without prizes?
We'd like to thank everyone who donated a prize.  Lot's of lovely goodies are up for grabs girls but you must follow our two simple rules :)
1. You must complete the hop and leave a comment for every one of us Dressy Girls and of course the Sugar Nellies too
2. You must create a card using the freebie and add it to Mr Linky 

All Dressed Up
Prize: the four new digital images
Prize:  £10 voucher
crafty ribbons
Prize:  Petal Lu Lucky Dip, which will be a box of 50 blooms
Prize:  $30.00 gift certificate
Prize:  goody bag or gift voucher
Prize:  2 prizes, each one being a magazine subscription from the time it is entered to June  
Scrap n' Art Online Magazine

Kit and Clowder
Prize - online voucher to a class
Quixotic Paperie
Prize - Make It Crafty blending card
That Craft Place
Prize - £10 voucher

For my card, I used the Time for Walkies image.  I love these leggy girls Wendy designs... so cute and whimsical and I can only wish I was that thin!  I saw a similar layout on Pinterest awhile back and I wish I could remember whose card it was so I could give them credit.  I love the design and the clean, simple lines so therefore, there's not a lot to tell you except I coloured it with Copics and then sponged in some Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink around the edges.  The sentiment is computer generated and that one lonely enamel dot is from my stash.  It's funny but my simplest cards seem to take the longest... this was my third go at colouring this one.  The first was coloured too dark, the second one I made a terrible black smear which I couldn't get rid of so I guess third time's the charm!
 Now I guess your all desperate to see these new images. 
So, let's hop!!!
The first stop is our lovely Dressy Girl Nancy,  run on over to see her gorgeous creation then follow her link to the next Dressy Girl:)
In case you get lost along the way I'll add the other Dressy Girls in the hop order for you
As I said your first stop is Nancy
Lisa
Anne 
Valou  

Viv
Vicky
Holly 

Janine
Keeley
Marilyn
- You are here!
Fiona
Bettina 
Christine L 

Lynne

Lastly a huge congratulations to our lovely designer Wendy.  We are all thrilled to be a part of your new journey and wish you loads and loads of success :)

Don't forget to leave a comment on every blog girls.  We can't wait to see your creations.
Challenges:
Paradise of Stamps - Girly
Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Bling it Up plus a Sentiment (my one, lone enamel dot!)
Anything Goes with a Twist - Anything Goes with a girly twist

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Snowflakes - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Thanks for stopping by. Summer is winding down and there's a crisp feel to the evening air.  I've noticed the leaves on the trees are starting to turn so in a couple weeks, we'll probably get a big wind and they'll all fall. We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Snowflakes.  Now you might think this is a simple card and by all accounts it should be but I swear I used about 8 sheets of paper trying to either get the stamp straight or not overlap the cuts on the dies.  Arrrggg!  Easy is never easy but I am happy with the way it 'finally' turned out!
Our sponsor is Stamp Art and the lovely Kahtryn is generously donating 5 of her cute digis to the challenge winner.
http://stampartdesignbykathryne.blogspot.ca/
Make sure you head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin', check out what the rest of my teamies created with these images and then get busy making your creation to enter into the fun.  The only rule to enter the challenge is that you follow the theme and with Christmas coming and us getting into holiday card mode, it's an easy challenge to enter.
Supplies:
Dies -  Memory Box Bianca Snowflake, the little bursts are the flower centers from the Memory Box Cherry Blossoms
Sentiment - Uniko Studio's Stunning Snowflakes
Misc - Frantage

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Hallowe'en - 2 Cute Ink

It's time for a new challenge at 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog and the theme for this one is Hallowe'en so bring on all the little ghosties and goglins.  For this challenge, the team was given the Owl/Witch image to use so it will be fun to see what everyone has created.
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with, check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop and then go take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Supplies:
Image:  2 Cute Ink  Owl/Witch
Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink Friendship jar fillers
Dies: MFT Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio, Spellbinders Star Circle, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tag dies
Paper:  SEI Spooks
Misc:  enamel dots

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hey Little Birdie - Sugar Nellie

Thanks for stopping by and I have some fabulous news to share with you.  I am now a DT member for Sugar Nellie's Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog and an official Sugar Bowl Sweetie (pleased as punch about it too).  There were some fabulous entries and I honestly didn't think I stood a chance so it was a very welcome email when Fiona asked me to join the team.  It's extra special over here at the Sugar Bowl because after a break, the team is back and celebrating the 9th birthday (Wow!).
To enter the challenge, there's three simple rules:   You must follow the challenge theme (it's Anything Goes so that is Easy Peasy, right?),  your entry must include a Sugar Nellie image and finally, you  must link your project to The Sugar Bowl.  The first place winner will receive a prize of 4 SN digis with the second prize of 2 digis.
I love these sweet little fairies and decided to keep the card clean and simple so an image, a sentiment and a little Frantage is all I did.  The image is Hey Little Birdie which you can purchase at Funky Kits and I found the freebie sentiment at Cards and Scrap.  For more inspiration, head on over to the Sugar Nellie Inspiration Blog and there's more to be seen on the Facebook Fan Page.
Challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies - Sparkle & Bling
In the Pink - Sparkle & Bling
A Random Fan - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Sparkle n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking

Monday, September 15, 2014

Baby Shower

Time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up and the theme for this one is 'Your Favourite Colour'.  Easy Peasy, right?  My favourite colour has always been blue so this wasn't a hard theme to follow.
This cutie little image is My Baby Shower and I've been wanting to do a project with it since it was released so today is the day.  I have finally had a moderate bit of success with my Silhouette cutting machine.  I've had it since February and it's been making my hair turn gray.  ... grayer is what I should be saying.  Anyway, I am slowly trying to figure this thing out and I do love how it does the offsetting though.
This was also a perfect card to use my new MFT Die-namics Blueprints 14 die.  It was a pricey little set but I love it.  All the different shapes, scallops, tags, leaves, flower.  I think there are 14 pieces so well worth the money.
Be sure to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.  Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Supplies:
Image:  All Dressed Up My Baby Shower
Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages
Dies:  My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 14
Papers:  Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics

Little Panda

It's time for a new challenge at 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog and the theme for this one is Fall Colors.  I've used the Baby Panda image which I think is so cute.  Fall colours... hmmm... not really colours I normally go for but I love them when I see them on other people's projects.  And no leaf die... what's up with that?  I have many, many dies but no leaves so I took my Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and improvised.  Those poinsettia petals look a lot like leaves so a couple little snips and a few vein lines with the Copic multi-liner and my leaf problem is solved.
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with, check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop and then go take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great September!
Supplies:
Image:  2 Cute Ink Baby Panda
Dies:  Memory Box Large Circle Burst, Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Christmas Critters

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are doing well, getting back into the routine now the kids are back in school and of course, getting some crafting done.  Hard to believe we are already into the second week of September... time is flying by!
We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Christmas Critters.  It's a great theme and gave me a chance to pull out some of my Lili of the Valley stamps again and horrors... some of them have no ink residue on them!  After today, there's one less because I snagged the Christmas Bunnies image.  Love those two little rabbits in that stocking.
Our sponsor is The Hobby House and they are generously donating a £10 voucher for the winner to spend in the shop.
http://www.thehobbyhouse.co.uk/
Make sure you head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin', check out what the rest of my teamies created with these images and then get busy making your creation to enter into the fun.  The only rule to enter the challenge is that you follow the theme and with Christmas coming and us getting into holiday card mode, it's an easy challenge to enter.
Supplies:
Copics:  Sock R39, R37, R35, R32;  Bunnies E37, E35, E33, E31.  I had no red brads so I took a pearl brad and used R59 to colour it.
Image - Lili of the Valley Christmas Bunnies - Stocking
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Christmas Grunge Messages
Paper - My Mind's Eye All is Bright
Misc - Frantage, pearls from the stash, Stardust Stickles