20 Aug 2011

A Gem of a Challenge #28 ... Mandy's Sketch

Good morning

Hooray it's the weekend and i'm off work next week and not back in Thursday 1st Sept :-)

It's time for A Gem of a Challenge.  Mandy is our host and has designed a fab sketch for us to use.  I love this sketch and will definitely use it again ... thanks Mandy :-) x

The prize is 6 digi images of the winner's choice from Pink Gem Designs.



* Card Recipe *

Image ~  Chloe & Snowman  
Papers ~ Penguin Frolics digi papers available from Pink Gem Designs.
Flowers ~ I made the flowers using a Marianne Design Poinsettia die and added some stamens to the centres. 


* Challenges *

Crafty Sentiments ~ No Sentiment
Papertake ~ Bingo
Free (die cuts), Pearls, Blooms
Marianne Design Divas ~ Anything Marianne Goes!
Bah Humbug ~ Something New (Image and Papers)
Christmas Stampin' ~ Non-Traditional
Totally Papercrafts ~ Christmas in August


I am going to be busy ironing and packing today because we are going to Kent for a few days :-)

Hope you all have a great weekend and I will catch up with you all again soon.

Happy Crafting!



19 Aug 2011

More Humphrey :-)

Good morning

Today's the day the new Humphrey die cut decoupage collections are launched as Pick of the Week on Create & Craft,  There are two different collections to choose from (Everyday and Christmas) ... they come with co-ordinating backing papers which I have used on my sneak peeks today.

Show times for the week are:

Friday: 12pm, 3pm 7pm
Saturday: 8am, 1pm
Sunday: 9am, 4pm, 6pm
Monday: 9am, 11a & , 12pm (Paper Clinic), 2pm, 5pm
Tuesday: 8am, 12pm, 6pm

All shows are on Create & Craft: Sky 671, Freeview 36, Freesat 813









18 Aug 2011

Humphrey Sneak Peek 3

Good morning

More sneak peeks of the cute Humphrey Everday and Christmas decoupage kits from Crafter's Companion which are launching tomorrow on Create & Craft.

Show times for the week are:

Friday: 12pm, 3pm 7pm
Saturday: 8am, 1pm
Sunday: 9am, 4pm, 6pm
Monday: 9am, 11a &, 12pm (Paper Clinic), 2pm, 5pm
Tuesday: 8am, 12pm, 6pm

All shows are on Create & Craft: Sky 671, Freeview 36, Freesat 813



Isn't this little fella adorable ... just perfect for a little boy to give to his daddy :-)  The panels have been embossed with a Crafts-Too embossing folder.  Papers and matching insert with a printed greeting, using the Verse Writer, from the Swalk Vol. 2 CD


 
I love this cute image :-) As before the papers are from the Swalk Vol 2 CD

Back tomorrow morning with a few more pre-launch sneak peeks!


17 Aug 2011

New Christmas Stamps at Pink Gem Designs and Humphrey Sneak Peek 2!

Good morning


Andy and Chloe are having 'Snow Much Fun' in the latest polymer Christmas stamp release at Pink Gem Designs!

This relase comes with coloured acetates and they are onsale from this morning. 
 
Below is a selection of the new stamps but you can see them all here
 





 
Here is another sneak peek of the Crafter's Companion Humphrey die cut decoupage kit which launches this Friday on Create & Craft.  This kits contains a collection of super cute images from the Humphrey CD and also some new Christmas ones :-)

 

Will be back tomorrow with another Humphrey Sneak Peek!!

 

16 Aug 2011

Humphrey Sneak Peek 1

Good morning

Hope you all had a good weekend.  I was busy making DT cards for the Crafter's Companion Pick of the Week on Create & Craft this Friday.  It is a collection of Humphrey die cut decoupage sheets and includes general and Christmas images.



For my first sneak peek I have used one of the Christmas sheets.  I must say how impressed I am with these sheets ... they push out easily and neatly so no need to trim with scissors which is a problem I have had with die cut decoupage in the past. 

I have mounted the cute Humphrey image onto a red die cut scalloped circle, papers are printed from the Adorables Christmas Collection CD and finished if off with a punched border, ribbon and gems from my stash. 

That's all from me ... lots of things to do this week because we are going away to Kent for a few days on Sunday :-)

I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

12 Aug 2011

Crafter's Companion DT News and Slimming World

TGIF! 

Hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend ... I know I am :-)



Anyway moving onto my DT news! Some of you will know that I was a member of the Crafter's Companion Design Team last year but had to step down due to personal committments.  However, I am pleased to say after a short break I am now back and really looking forward to working with a great team :-)    




I have been trying to lose weight for a few weeks and have managed to lose a stone just by cutting back on how much I eat but I would like to lose another 1½ stone.  The last couple of weeks I haven't managed to lose anything so last night I joined Slimming World.  I am going to follow the Extra Easy Choice which allows you to eat loads ...to be honest this diet sounds so easy it's almost too good to be true.  I will report back next Thursday after my first weigh in. 

Catch up with you all again soon and hope you have a great weekend :-)

10 Aug 2011

Daydream Believer

Good afternoon

With it being the school holidays I haven't had much time for crafting the last few days but did manage to find time yesterday to ink up one of the new Swalk stamps.  This sweet image is called 'Daydream Believer' and she has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs

I normally use Copics which I love (sometimes Promarkers) to colour my images but decided try new the Spectrum Noirs.  To be honest at first I wasn't sure I liked them but after some practice I think I am slowly getting there and am actually quite pleased with this image.  I have found I get the best results using Neenah Classic Crest Card which is available from Crafter's Companion.  I have also used them with Ryman's coated card which is okay but for me the pens seem to blend so much better with the Neenah. 

* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Swalk Daydream Believer
Sentiment ~ LOTV Inspirational Sentiments Set
Pearls, Ribbon and Brad ~ Stash


* Challenges *

Totally Gorjuss ~ Sketch
SFTW ~ Spots & Dots
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop ~ Ribbons

At last the sun has come out to play so i'm going out into the garden to enjoy the sunshine :-)
Catch up with you all again soon!


7 Aug 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Hot Colours!

Good morning

Hope you are all well on this beautiful sunny morning ... well it's sunny here in Norfolk albeit a little chilly!  Hopefully it will warm up a little because we are hoping to go out to the coast later :-)

A new challenge has been set at Crafty Calendar Challenge and for the month of August the lovely Jenni has chosen HOT COLOURS!


* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Bildmalarna 'Together'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs


* Challenges *

Wild Orchid ~ Beary Special
Charisma ~ Bingo
(Flowers, Gems, Circles)
Papertake ~ Anything Goes


Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)
6 Aug 2011

A Gem of a Challenge ~ WOW

Good morning

It's time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and the lovely Jackie is hosting again and she has chosen White on White!  This is the first time I have made a WOW card and to be honest I did struggle but got there in the end.  Not the best example of a WOW card but if you pop over to the challenge blog you can see some truly stunning cards and a few sneak peeks of the new Christmas stamps which should be available to buy from Pink Gem Designs in the next week or so :-) 


I have used Ice Skating Chloe and a sentiment from the Let It Snow A7 sentiment sheet.  I made the poinsettias with a Marianne Creatables die, added a few stamens to the centres and sprayed with Spray & Sparkle (iridescent) available from Crafter's Companion.  I am really pleased with how these turned out:-)  The embossed background has also been sprayed for extra shimmer.

* Challenges *

Winter Wonderland ~ White on White
Bah Humbug ~ White on White
Crafty Sentiments ~ Christmas
Paperplay ~ Christmas in August
Simon Says Stamp ~ Christmas in August


** 20% off Digi Products **
For this weekend only Pink Gem Designs have 20% off all Digi Products
The discount ends at 7:00 am on Monday 8th August (UK time)


Chris and Jamie are off to the hairdressers this morning and then he has a birthday party to go to this afternoon.  Other than that we haven't got anything planned this weekend.  Hopefully the weather will be nice tomorrow so we can go to the coast for the day :-)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!