27 Apr 2011

Hello Cupcake!

Hi everyone :-)

I am pleased to say the sun has come out to play again :-)  It always amazes me how a little bit of sunshine can brighten your mood.

Now onto my card.  For a change I decided to ink the edges of my papers and now I really wish I hadn't because to me it just looks messy.  Don't get me wrong I love to see inked edges on other people's cards and that's why I decided to try it but don't think I will be doing it again any time soon.  I might make another card exactly the same but without inking the edges to see which one I prefer ... think I know which one it will be :-)



Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Tea House'
Flowers ~ Dovecraft 'Tea House'
Pearls ~ Prima
Pearl Brads ~ The Hobby House
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes & blog hop
Craft Your Passion ~ Show us your layers
The Crazy Challenge ~ 3 different papers

I am back to work tomorrow but can't really complain because it's only for one day.  I only work Thurs & Fri so I have had a one day week for the last 2 weeks ... I could get used to this :-)

That's all from me ... now off to hang the washing out.

26 Apr 2011

Spring Candy Winner!

Good morning

Brrr it's a bit chilly today :-(  Oh well can't complain really after the gorgeous weather we have had over the Easter weekend.  Chris and the children are back to work and school so i'm home alone today and it's so quiet.  Have loads of housework to catch up with so that will keep me busy.

Thank you to everyone who entered my Spring Candy giveaway.  The lucky winner as chosen by random.org is #29 Jen McLaughlin

Congratulations Jen :-)  Please email me at christopherthompson622@btinternet.com with your postal address so I can pop your prize in the post.

Also just to let you know there is a 2 day sale at Teddy Bo ... For every 3 FULL PRICE ITEMS you buy you get ONE FREE (including all the new digi stamps released today).



That's all from me ... housework calls!


25 Apr 2011

Spring Candy

Hello :-)

This post will stay at the top until the candy is drawn on 26th April ~ Please scroll down for new posts :-)

I have put together some candy to celebrate Easter/Spring and I am pleased to say the lovely Gayle is going to add some Teddy Bo & Co Digital Stamps :-)


Whiff of Joy 'Hello Ladybug' rubber stamp
Marianne Design 'Eline's Babies' papers
16 sheets (2 of each design)
Marianne Design 'Eline's Flowerz' papers
16 sheets (2 of each design)
Pack of Prima E-Line Pearls & Crystals
Selection of flowers

and

Teddy Bo & Co Digital Stamps

So if you would like the chance to win this candy here's what you have to do:

1)  Add your name to the linky tool

2)  Post the candy photo in your sidebar with a link back to my blog

3)  For a 2nd entry please become a follower of the Teddy Bo Challenge blog and leave me a comment to let me know you are now a follower.  If you are already a Teddy Bo follower then you can also leave me a comment.

This candy will run until midnight on 25th April and the winner will be announced the following morning.




Happy Easter and Candy Reminder!

Good morning :-)

Hope you have all had a lovely Easter weeekend and you haven't eaten too many eggs ;-) 

We have been enjoying the gorgeous weather here in Norfolk ... HOT HOT HOT!!!!  We had a BBQ Saturday night and yesterday we went over to see my Mum and Nan for the day and had another one!  We have so much food left over think we might have to light the barbie again today ... oh what a hardship lol! 

Just thought I would post a quick reminder that my CANDY ends tonight at midnight so if you haven't entered you still have time. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend :-)
19 Apr 2011

An Easter Bunny!

Hi Everyone :-)
Hope you have all all been enjoying the sunshine.  This afternoon while Chloe and Jamie were playing out in the garden I made this quick and simple Easter card using a LOTV die cut image.  I cut up another image and decoupaged the bunny and daffodils.

Please note these sheets are no longer available at LOTV; I recently bought a few of these sheets from LOTV’s Outlet Store on Ebay where they sell discontinued products.



Image ~ LOTV die cut image
Papers ~ Forever Friends ‘Spring Time’
Ribbon/Bow ~ Papermania Capsule Collection
Sentiment ~ Will add link later

Challenges
Kaboodle Doodles ~Thoughts of Spring/Easter
Cupcake Craft ~ Lots of Layers
My Time to Craft ~ Easter Wishes
Penny’s ~ Easter
Papertake ~ Stripes and/or Spots

That's all from me ... the overflowing basket of ironing is calling!

Teddy Bo Challenge ~ Tag It!

Good morning
Hope you are all well and those of you with children are enjoying the school hols! 

It’s time for a new challenge at Teddy Bo … Tag It!  So we want to see a tag … you can make a tag or use a tag on your project.  The prize for one lucky winner is the Teddy Bo Ten! ... 10 digi stamps from the Teddy Bo store :-)

I really struggled with this card because all my tag ideas just didn't look right.  In the end I used a chipboard tag which was a freebie with this month’s C&P magazine. 


Image ~ 'Ladybird Ladybird' TEDDYBEA_023
Papers ~ Pepper & Friends & Craft Creations (gingham)
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts and Stash
Pearls ~ Prima
Chipboard Tag ~ C&P freebie
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly

Challenges
Allsorts ~ Sketch
Wild Orchid Challenge ~ Wings


Here is a selection of the NEW images released this week.



 
Don't forget there is still time to enter my 'SPRING CANDY' ... click HERE to enter.

 

12 Apr 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday ... Baking Bea :-)

Good afternoon
It's Teddy Bo Tuesday so that means there are some cute NEW images instore at Teddy Bo :-)  There is even one of Bo and Bea celebrating the Royal Wedding!  You can see a few of my favs from this week's release at the bottom of this post.
I have used one of the new images on my card today ... the adorable 'Baking Bea'.  Doesn't she look pleased with her tray of cupcakes :-) 



Image ~ 'Baking Bea'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Tea House'
Seam Binding ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Flowers ~ Prima & Dovecraft 'Tea House'
Pearls ~ Prima
Sentiment ~ Free download here

Challenges
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Cute & Cuddly Animals
ASFOS ~ All Creatures Great and Small





 
Now off to sort something out for tea and I will be back later with my 'Spring Candy'.
Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ your comments are most appreciated :-)

10 Apr 2011

Party Ladies!

Good afternoon
Wow the weather is glorious here this weekend :-) 
Today's card is for my friend Jo who is celebrating her birthday in a couple of weeks.  It's not my usual cute style but I must say I rather like it.  When I saw the Creative Expressions 'Party Ladies' stamp set I knew it would be perfect for Jo's card because cute isn't really her thing!


Image ~ Creative Expressions 'Party Ladies'
Papers ~ Papermania Heather Capsule & Henbury Lane
Ribbon & Gems ~ Stash
Flowers ~ Prima
Sentiment ~ Die Cut


Challenges

CES ~ Monochromatic
ABC ~ R is for Ribbon
One Stop Craft ~ Monochromatic
Papertake ~ Anything Goes + Something New
(New Stamp)


I have put together a few things for a mini spring candy which I will post on my blog tomorrow.

 That's all from me ~ now going to pop a pizza in the oven and prepare the salad for tea.

5 Apr 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge ~ Punch It!

Good morning
Well it's time for another challenge over at Teddy Bo :-)  The challenge this fortnight is 'Punch It' so we want you to use your punches.  The prize for one lucky winner is the Teddy Bo Ten ... 10 graphics of the winner's choice!


Image ~ Teddy Bea 'Watering the Garden'
Papers ~ Pad from local craft shop
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Seam Binding ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl Brads ~ The Hobby House

Thanks for stopping by :-)

2 Apr 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ April Showers

Good afternoon
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar!  The theme for April has been set by Liz and she has chosen 'April Showers Bring Forth May Showers'.  Our sponsor and guest designer is the lovely Lynne at Sentiments 4 You.   The prize for one lucky winner is a $10 online voucher and Lynne also very kindly gave the design team a selection of sentiments to use for our challenge cards.
When I saw the new images instore at Teddy Bo this week I just had to use this sweet little Teddy Bea image.  Her name is 'April Showers' and she is available here


Image  ~ Teddy Bea 'April Showers'
Papers ~ Craft Creations and Wild Rose Studio
Sentiment ~ Sentiments 4 You

Challenges

Papertake ~ Sketch
By The Cute & Girly ~ Cute & Girly
Stamp Something ~ April Digi Day
Allsorts ~ Blooming Blossoms
Crafty Catz ~ April Showers
ABC ~ R is for Roses

Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)

1 Apr 2011

'Blooming Wonderful'

Good morning

It's the 1st of the month so that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafter's Companion. This month we have a colour challenge of Brown & Aqua. Don't think I have ever used this colour combo before but I must say I rather like it :-) Sadly this will be my last DT card for Crafter's Companion because I have decided to step down due to other committments.


I have made this card for my Nan for Mother's Day ~ hope she likes it!

Image ~ SWALK 3 'Blooming Wonderful'
Papers ~ Making Memories 'Lauren' and DCWV 'Retro Prints'
Flowers & Gems ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Ribbon ~ Eastern Treasures

Challenges

Cupcake Craft ~ Flowers for Mum
Allsorts ~ For a Special Lady
Ooh La La ~ Mother's Day
Creative Inspirations ~ Mother's Day
The Crafty Pad ~ For the Mums
CES ~ Die Cut Crazy

That's all from me today ... work is calling!