27 Aug 2010

Teddy Stampers GDT

Good morning

Just a quick post with my Teddy Stampers GDT card because I am off to work shortly.  This fortnight at Teddy Stampers there is a fab sketch and I decided to use this cute Forever Friends stamp which I bought last Christmas but never got round to inking up.  I love traditional Christmas colours but for a change I decided to make a non-traditional Christmas card in Pink & Brown. 



Image ~ Forever Friends
Papers ~ ? from my scrap box
Sentiment ~ LOTV

Challenges

Forever Friends ~ Easel Card
Just Cute Bears ~ Pink and Brown
Aud Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Tanda Stamps ~ Beautiful Borders

Now off to link the challenges and then i'm off to work.

Have a great weekend!
24 Aug 2010

Penny Black ~ Sparkle and Shine

Good evening

The last few days whilst I have been sorting through my stash I realised just how many Penny Black stamps I have but I don't seem to use them as often as I used to.  So today I decided to make yet another Christmas card using one of my favourite Penny Black images.

I really wanted this card to 'sparkle' so decided to try spraying the image with Crafters Companion Spray & Sparkle (Iridescent) after I had cut/embossed the image with an oval nestie.  I was a little worried in case it made a mess of the image but I must say I am really pleased with the results and will definitely try this again.  I also used Star Dust Stickles and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust to the scarf and snow and chalked the background before spraying. 

Just to let you know there is a DT call at Penny Black at Allsorts and if you would like to be considered for the DT you need to enter this month's 'Glitter and Glitz' challenge. 




Close up of the image


Image ~ Penny Black 'Wishes for Kisses'
Paper ~ Best Creation
Sentiment ~ LOTV
Snowflakes ~ Marianne Creatables dies
Pearl Brad ~ The Hobby House
Ribbon ~ Stash
Pearls ~ Prima

Challenges

PBSC ~ Sketch
Penny Black at Allsorts ~ Glitter and Glitz
Winter Wonderland ~ Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Creative Card Crew ~ Sparkle and Shine
ABC ~ B is for Blue
MAWTT ~ Glitter
Bah! Humbug! ~ Winter Wonderland
Wild Orchid Challenge ~ Make it Sparkle
Creative Inspirations ~ Christmas in August
Papertake ~ 3, 2, 1 (3 Pearls, 2 Ribbons, 1 Paper)
Craftalicious ~ Pearls and Swirls

21 Aug 2010

Christmas Wishes

Good evening

Hope you are all well and having a good weekend.  Chloe is having a sleepover with the Brownies tonight.  She isn't far from home because they are having the sleepover in the village hall which is just round the corner from our house lol!  Chris has been busy entertaining Jamie in the garden and they are now putting foortball stickers in Jamie's world cup album.  Not sure who is having the most fun lol! 

Anyway this meant I had a little crafting time so decided to make another Christmas card so I could use my new Memorybox papers that I bought from Crafty Emma's Store (link in sidebar). 

Image ~ LOTV 'Christmas Candle'
Papers ~ Memorybox 'Spiceberry'
Flowers ~ Prima
Holly Leaves ~ Not sure
Pearl Brad ~ The Hobby House
Pearls & Ribbon ~ Stash

Challenges

LOTV ~ Bev's Sketch
Cupcake Craft ~ 2 Papers, 2 Ribbons and 2 Flowers
ASFOS ~ Christmas in August
Charisma Cardz ~ Die Cuts
The Pink Elephant ~ Ribbon & Sparkles
Crafts and Me ~ Petals & Pearls
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Add a little metal
My Time To Craft ~ Glitter & Glitz
Stampavie and More ~ Christmas in Summer
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Anything Goes
The Creative Cottage ~ Christmas

PS:  I have added some new items to my Craft Sale Blog


16 Aug 2010

Christmas Angels

Good afternoon

Well the sunshine didn't last :o(  It's wet and windy here today which is typical because we have the week off to go out and about.  Hopefully it might dry out later so we can go to Wells-next-the-Sea for a walk along the beach.  We will definitely have to wrap up warm!

This morning Chris and Jamie were playing racing games on the Playstation and Chloe was on her DS so I had some crafting time :o)  I decided to make a Christmas card ~ think the weather was my inspiration!  In fact once I got going I made two cards and matching tags.  I used some LOTV die cuts which are perfect for making quick and easy cards. 



Image ~ LOTV die cuts
Papers ~ Dovecraft
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards
Challenges

ABC Christmas ~ Q is for Quick and Easy. 
(I have also done the optional extra which is to
make more than one card using the sketch provided)
Bah! Humbug! ~ Angels and Fairies
Lili of the Valley ~ Four seasons (I chose Winter)



15 Aug 2010

Pretty Little Madam

Good afternoon

Hope you are having a good weekend!  The sun has finally decided to come out to play after a few rainy days here in Norfolk.  I don't know if we have seen the last of the rain so we are going out shortly to make the most of the sunshine.


Image ~ Crafters Companion SWALK 'Pretty Little Madam'
Papers ~ Crafters Companion SWALK CD
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid & Mulberry Crafts
Gems & Ribbon ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

Challenges

MAWTT ~ Sketch
Wild Orchid Challenge ~ One for the girls
The Crafty Pad ~ Glitz and glitter
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Birthdays
Secret Crafter ~ What are little girls made of?

Now off to link the challenges and make some rolls for lunch before we go out for the afternoon.

13 Aug 2010

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Good morning

For the month of August I am the Guest Designer at Teddy Stampers.  This week the challenge is Teddy Bears' Picnic.  It does not have to be a stamp of teddies around a picnic - it could be a teddy with some food, bringing it to the picnic or it could be a teddy bear doing something after the picnic like fishing or taking a nap under a tree etc. 

When I saw this week's challenge details I immediately thought of the Teddy Bears' Picnic song and that got me thinking back a few years to when my daughter Chloe used to do ballet.  One year when Chloe was about 5 her ballet group put on a show and Chloe and a few of her friends were dressed as teddy bears and they danced to this song.  They were so sweet :o) 


Image ~ Penny Black 'Kickin'
Papers ~ Papermania 'Rose Garden'
Flowers ~ Prima Caboodles, Mulberry Crafts & Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies ~ MS Punch
Pearls & pearl sprays ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Papermania element sticker

Challenges

The Pink Elephant ~ Summer Fun
Creative Card Crew ~ Cute & Girly
ABC ~ A is for August
Charisma Cardz ~ Easel card
One Stop Craft ~ Summer Fun
Tuesday Taggers ~ Sunshine
By the Cute and Girly ~ Animal Antics
Craft Your Days Away ~ Favourite things (Teddies and Flowers)
Crafty Catz ~ Animals

TGIF!  I am off to work shortly but only until lunchtime today :o)  I am looking forward to tonight and next week.  Tonight I am going out with the girls from work for a meal and a few drinks and next week Chris and I are off work so we are going to spend a few fun filled days with the children :o)  I only work 2 days a week but it's still great to have the whole week off.

Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.

PS:  Just in case you are interested I have blog candy here!


6 Aug 2010

'Around the World'

Good morning

It's the first Friday of the month so a new challenge has been set at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  This month we have a fab sketch designed by Laura and the added option is 'Around the World'.  Our GDT's for this month are my daughter, Chloe, and Donna's daughter, Sophie.  If you get time please hop over to their blogs to check out the gorgeous cards they have made ~ I am sure they would appreciate any comments you leave :o) 

Laura's sketch



I have gone with an Hawaiian theme for my card using this cute Fleur Anya image.



Image ~ Fleur Anya
Papers ~ DCWV 'Mango Frost'
Flowers ~ Can't remember (will add later)
Leaves ~ Mulberry Crafts
Ribbon ~ Stash
Gems ~ Prima

Challenges

Quixotic ~ Life's a beach (I can just imagine cute Fleur on the beach in Hawaii)
The Crafty Pad ~ Ribbon & flowers
Allsorts ~ Dressing up
Sir Stampalot ~ Bring on the bling
3 Aug 2010

Exciting News Candy!

Good morning

I have some exciting news to share with you today.  There is a new challenge blog starting on Tues 7th Sept and I have been invited to be on the DT.  The challenge is called Oldie But A Goodie and the idea is you have to use a stamped image and the stamp must be at least 6 months old.  I am sure we are all guilty of buying new stamps and neglecting the older stamps in our collection.  I know I am!


The challenges are starting on Tues 7th Sept and will be fortnightly.

There are already 4 DT members but we need a few more people to join us so we are running a DT call from today until 20th August.  The new DT members will be announced on 27th August.  So if you would like to dust off your older stamps and join our team please check out the challenge blog for all the details. 

I am giving away some blog candy to celebrate my new DT position. 


Penny Black 'You are the bestest' slapstick stamp
Papermania 'Summer Bloom' 6 x 6 paper pack
Papermania 'Henbury Lane' A5 paper pack
2 rolls of Anita's Everyday ribbon
Papermania Capsule Collection Petals
Papermania 'Henbury Lane' brads
2 packs of flowers
2 packs of self-adhesive flat beads
Papermania glitter pots

So for you chance to win the above candy all you have to do is:

1)  Add the candy picture and link to this post on your sidebar
2)  Become a follower of Oldie But A Goodie
3)  Enter via Inlinkz below
4)  Check back on 7th September to see if you are the lucky winner.


1 Aug 2010

Crafters Companion GDT Card

Good morning

Today I am showing you my first GDT card for the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge using one of Bev's fab sketches.  It is not necessary to use Crafters Companion products but you must use an Image from the great range of Crafters Companion CD'/Stamps or any stamps sold on the website (that includes ALL stamps not just Crafters Companion).  As this is a monthly challenge you have plenty of time to enter so hope you can join us.

Here is the sketch



I have just noticed that I didn't follow the sketch exactly (I have a layer missing) but think you can still just about see the original sketch. I had to place the sentiment at the top because there wasn't enough space at the bottom.


Image & Sentiment ~ Crafters Companion Bundle of Joy stamp set 
Papers ~ Craftwork Cards 'Sugar & Spice'(spotty) and
Papermania 'Summer Bloom' (plaid)
Ribbon ~ Stash
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid & Mulberry Crafts

Challenges

Simon Says Stamp ~ Going Dotty
One Stop Craft ~ Patterns (spotty paper)
Secret Crafter ~ Hot Wheels
Paper Play ~ Anything Goes