30 Sept 2010

Another Sneak peek :o)

Good morning

Today I am sharing another card made with Sheena's new stamps which are being launched this Saturday.  The image on this card is from one of the Bah! Humbug! stamp plates. 

This card is very CAS for me.  I think it could also be used for a winter birthday.  The backing paper is last year's Forever Friends, snowflakes are Marianne die cuts with a gem brad, swiss dots embossed card stock and gems from my stash. 

Just a quick post from me today.  I need to catch up with the housework :o(
29 Sept 2010

Sheena Douglass ~ Sneak peek

Good afternoon

Sheena Douglass is launching her new range of stamps and the Crafters Companion DT have been busy making samples for the launch on Create and Craft this Saturday at 8 am and 10 am.

This beautiful image and sentiment are from one of the 'Wouldn't It Be Lovely' stamp plates.   As you all know I am very into 'cute' when it comes to rubber stamps so this is a very different style of card for me but I must say I rather like it :o)

Image ~ Sheena Douglass 'Wouldn't It Be Lovely'
Sentiment ~ As above
Papers ~ Papermania Capsule Collection (Heather)
Flowers ~ From my stash and coloured with Copics to match the paper :o)
Pearl Brad ~ The Hobby House
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts

Why not visit Sheena's blog for more information and to check out her fabulous tutorial using the Bah! Humbug! stamps.

That's all from me.  I will be back in the morning with another sneak peek :o)

22 Sept 2010

Beatrix Potter 'A Winter's Tale'

Good morning

Today I have card to share with you using the Crafters Companion 'A Winter's Tale' CD and stamp plate which was launched yesterday.  If you pop over to the Crafters Companion News Blog you will find details of the Ideal World show times for today. If you would like the chance to win the complete ‘A Winter’s Tale’ collection, including CD, stamp set and cardmaking kit don't forget to enter the Beatrix Potter challenge on the Crafters Companion Challenge Blog.  The closing date is Sunday 26th Sept.

Images & Sentiment ~ Beatrix Potter 'A Winter's Tale' stamp plate
Papers ~ Beatrix Potter 'A Winter's Tale' CD
Poinsettias ~ Crafty Emma's Store
Pearls & Brads ~ The Hobby House

That's all from me as I need to catch up with the housework!

21 Sept 2010

Oldie But A Goodie and Crafters Companion 'A Winter's Tale'

Good morning

Thanks to everyone who entered our first challenge at Oldie But A Goodie.  Don't forget to check to see if you were the winner or one of Francesca's Top 3.  This fortnight it's my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen 'Pink and Girly'.  Please remember the main image must be stamped and the stamp must be at least 6 months old (no digi images).

Image ~ Pink Gem Designs (no longer available)
Papers ~ Henbury Lane and Joanna Sheen (gingham)
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
Pearls ~ Stash
Lace ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

Crafters Companion ~ 'A Winter's Tale'

To celebrate the launch of ‘A Winter’s Tale’ TODAY, a cardmaking challenge has been set on the Crafters Companion Challenge Blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Beatrix Potter', and you can make a card or other crafting project using any of the range that has been launched to date.

Up for grabs is the complete ‘A Winter’s Tale’ collection, including CD, stamp set and cardmaking kit for the lucky winner and ‘A Winter’s Tale’ CD for five runners-up. Simply upload a photo of your creation onto your blog, Facebook page, Flickr or other social networking page and post a link below using Mr. Linky.

Why not take a look at this month’s Monthly Challenge too? You could create a Beatrix Potter card using the sketch, and enter two challenges with one card, doubling your chances to win! You can enter as many cards as you like - the more times you enter, the more chance you have to win! The closing date for the challenge is Sunday 26th September.

If you do not yet have any Beatrix Potter products, you can still enter the challenge! We have a selection of papers from the brand new ‘A Winter’s Tale’ range available for you to download for FREE from the Members section of the web site! Click here to access your free papers. If you’re struggling for inspiration, check out the Projects section of the web site, where you’ll find a fabulous card and pillow box made using the free papers.

I have only recently received the CD and stamps so haven't had a chance to make a card yet but hope to have one finished later today.

On Saturday I met up for coffee with Lynsey and Marianne and then we popped into the local craft shop.  It was non-stop craft talk and I am sure the other customers in the coffee shop must have wondered what on earth we were talking about lol!

Hope you all had a great weekend.
16 Sept 2010

Exciting News ~ Crafters Companion DT!

Good evening

I don't have a card to show you today but I do have some exciting news I would like to share with you. 

 You may remember a couple of weeks ago I announced that I had been asked to join the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge. Well on the same day I was also contacted by the lovely Leann asking if I would also like to be on the Design Team for Crafters Companion!  

So along with all the other talented crafters on the Design Team I will be making samples for TV launches.  To say I am excited is an understatment lol!

8 Sept 2010

A Gem of a Challenge - Special Guest Designer

Good morning

When I received an email from Janet asking if I would like to be the Special Guest Designer for September at A Gem of a Challenge I jumped at the chance because I love Pink Gem images!  The challenge for this month is a great sketch and the optional extra is 'Lots of Sparkle'.

Image ~ Snowflake Chloe
Papers ~ SEI Winter Song 'Flurry Kisses'
Gems ~ Stash
Stars ~ Cuttlebug die
Sentiment ~ LOTV


My Time To Craft ~ Jewelled
Charisma Cardz ~ Inspired by a Song 'Let it Snow'
Bah! Humbug! ~ Christmas carol or song 'Let it Snow'
Craft Your Days Away ~ Girly & Glitter

Just a quick post today because I need to get the children ready for school and when I get home I need to crack on with Chris' accounts because I didn't get very much done yesterday.

7 Sept 2010

'New Beginnings' at Oldie But A Goodie & Candy Winner

Good morning

Thanks for all the lovely comments left on yesterday's post.  Chloe and Jamie seemed to have a good day back at school except I forgot to take Jamie's scooter when I collected him so he was a rather grumpy with me lol!

Today is the launch of Oldie But A Goodie and our first challenge is 'New Beginnings'.  I decided to make a baby card but there are lots of possibilities including new home, wedding, engagement etc. 

Image ~ Penny Black 'Basket of Joy'
Papers ~ Joanna Sheen 'gingham' pad and embossed card
Pearls ~ Stash
Brads ~ Making Memories polo button brads
Stars ~ Cuttlebug die
Sentiment ~ Crafters Companion


Allsorts ~ New Beginnings
Crafty Catz ~ 3 embellies, 2 papers and 1 image
(My 3 embellies are stars, pearls and brads)

Candy Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered my blog candy and became a follower of Oldie But A Goodie.  Random.org picked number 117 so the lucky winner is ....

Congratulations Tanya!  Please email me at christopherthompson622@btinternet.com with your address and I will pop your goodies in the post ASAP.

I promised Chris that I wouldn't do any cardmaking until I had prepared his accounts for the accountant so no crafting for me for a couple of days :o(
6 Sept 2010

Back to School, Awards and a little reminder!

Good morning

It is a beautiful sunny day and Chloe and Jamie went back to school this morning.  It's going to seem very quiet here today and I will miss them lots.  I was reading Fleur's blog this morning and she had also mentioned how she misses her daughter when she goes back to school so i'm glad i'm not the only one :o)

I took a quick photo of them before we headed off for school.  They both look a little nervous about going back but i'm sure they will be full of it when I collect them this afternoon.  It is Chloe's last year at Junior School and Jamie's last year at Infant School as they will both move up to new schools next September.  Chloe to High School and Jamie to Junior School.  Where has the time gone?

I have recently received 2 blog awards from the lovely Leann so thought I should get my act together and pass them on to my blogging buddies.  Thank you Leann! x

I have to pass this award on to 7 of my favourite blogs and this award is going to my fabulous teamies at Oldie But A Goodie

The rules for this award are you have to explain why you started your blog and then pass it on to 10 other trendy blogs you love.

The reason I started my blog is I wanted to share my love of crafting with like minded people.  Little did I know how addictive it would be!

I am passing this award on to ...

(A Sprinkling of Glitter)
 (Crafty Fox)

I would also just like to remind you that the brand new challenge blog 'Oldie But A Goodie starts tomorrow and this means I will be drawing a winner for my candy.  If you haven't entered my candy then you had better be quick because it ends tonight at midnight!  I will announce the winner in the morning when I post my DT card.

I think that's all (thank goodness for that I hear you cry lol!)

3 Sept 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Blue & Flowers

Good morning

It's the first Friday of the month so that means a new challenge has been set at Crafty Calendar Challenge.  This month the theme is Blue and the optional extra is Flowers.  As so many of us crafters love flowers i'm sure the optional extra won't be too hard to include this month :o)  Our sponsor is Some Odd Girl and the prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice.

Image ~ Bridesmaid Tilda
Papers ~ Papermania Henbury Lane
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ MS Garden Trellis punch, Quickutz photo corner die,
Labels 4 nesties, Nellie Snellen branch punch


Craft Your Days Away ~ With Wings
Crafts and Me ~ Gems and Sparkle 

1 Sept 2010

Crafters Companion DT 'After the rain'

Good morning

This month at the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge there is another fab sketch and a fantastic prize as Sara has kindly donated a £30 voucher to spend on the Crafters Companion website for this month's prize!

I also have some exciting news because I have been invited to become a full time DT member!

This month the rules are changing, although the DT will all be using Crafters Companions images it has been decided to open up the entries to any image from any company, so that gives you plenty of scope, but for those of you who do use a Crafters Companion image you will be entered into the Candy Draw twice, so you have two chances of winning!

I adore these sweet SWALK images and this one is definitely one of my favs.

Image ~ SWALK 'After the Rain'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Back to Basics' (spotty) and Kars 'Country Rose'
Pearls ~ Stash
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts


The Crafty Pad ~ Simply Pearls
Crafty Emma's ~ Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge ~ R for Roses

I am now going to finish my DT cards and then I am taking the children into the town for some lunch :o)