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Friday, 19 December 2014

Delicious Doodles Challenge - 19 December 2014 - Welcome in the New Year

It is Friday and therefore it is time for another Challenge over at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.
 As you can see from the announcement above taken from Teri's Blog it is a sad day today as this is the last ever challenge for Team B over at Delicious Doodles due to the new VAT laws coming in on 1 January 2015.  It is very upsetting to see such a lot of small businesses having to close.  I have two Design Teams that I am on that are having to close.

 Very, very sad.

Despite the sadness the topic for this week is to "Welcome in the New Year".
For my card I have used the "Romantic Clock Face", "Happy New Year" freebie from December 2013 and "Charleston Couple".

The backing papers I have used are from Summertime Designs.

I have finished the card off with some washi tape, organza ribbon bow, flowers made from a book, inked with Tim Holtz's Black Soot and Aged Mahogany distress ink, Stickles added to the edges and help together with some pearl brads.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with glitter (Stickles glitter glue)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/merry Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Christmas/New Year
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/non-traditional Christmas colours
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
CRAFT - New (Year, Home, Baby etc) - New Year for me
It's all about the Vintage - Knot
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything goes but not Christmas
I have really enjoyed my time on the Delicious Doodles Design Team.  Teri is having a 50% off sale until the 31 December 2014 so hurry on over and grab a bargain.

Although the Delicious Doodles Shop, Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog, Delicious Darkness Shop and the Delicious Darkness Challenge Blog will be all shutting at the end of the year you will still be able to purchase Teri's wonderful creations at:

Card Making Downloads - for digital stamps
Smeared Ink - for her former Delicious Darkness images
Sweet Pea Stamps - for digital stamps
Sweet Pea Stamps - for rubber stamps

RIP Delicious Doodles and 
Delicious Darkness

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

RIP Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Due to the new VAT laws coming in on 1 January 2015 Delicious Doodles is having to close its door on 31 December 2014. 
As the shop is shutting down shortly Teri is having a 50% off everything sale.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Store or the Delicious Darkness Store and grab some bargains.

Sad, sad, times.

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Reminder - Bearly Mine Designs Closing Down Sale

The new EU Laws come in on 1 January 2015 and this has meant that Bearly Mine Designs will be closing its doors on Wednesday 31 December 2014.

It is very, very sad.

As from Saturday 29 November 2014 to Wednesday 31 December 2014 there will be a 50% off sale over at the Bearly Mine Designs Store.

 Here are just a small selection of the design sets in the Bearly Mine Designs Store:
  
      
    
Why don't you pop on over and grab some bargains before it is too late. 

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Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog and Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group

Gruffies & Guests
Every month there is a new challenge over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.  

To enter the challenge you must use a House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers image.

Pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog to see the topic of the challenge and to see inspiration from the Design Team.

The Design Team on the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog is split up into two teams.  Team A will show you their creations on the 1st day of the month.  Team B will show you their creation on the 15th day of the month.  This means that there is a good excuse to pop on over to the Challenge Blog at least twice a month to see the inspiration from the Design Team.
If you use Facebook why not pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group.  Here you can have a good natter and show your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies creations.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Buckwell Craft Supplies

If you want some crafting goodies why not pop on over to Buckwell Craft Supplies.

You will see items from Creative Expressions, Spellbinders, Couture Creations, Rangers and Tim Holtz.  Soon the shop will stock items from Crafters Companion.  She is also stocking some gorgeous ribbons.  I have to say the organza ribbon is the best quality I've ever used!!!

Postage and packaging is £1.00 per order whatever you spend ie no minimum or maximum spend.

The shop can be found at:  http://buckwellcraftsupplies.co.uk/

Lozzy can be contacted for any questions at:  buckwellcrafts@yahoo.co.uk

Why not pop on over and take a look at Buckwell Craft Supplies.

Each month there is a monthly challenge on the Buckwell Crafts Challenge Blog. 


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Bearly Mine Designs - Inspiration Post - December 2014

Here is my final inspiration post for Bearly Mine Designs.

I have throughly enjoyed being on the Bearly Mine Designs Design Team and wish Donna all the very best for the future.
I recently won a challenge and had the luxury of picking 7 images from the sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.  I decided to choose some Christmas ones and some for children.  Here is the first Christmas image and it is called "Make it Snappy - Season's Greetings" and I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.
  
For the backing papers and the flowers I have used "Christmas Inserts" and "Christmas Traditions 2" sets from Bearly Mine Designs.

I have finished the card off simply - so it will go through the slot for postage - and made some flowers with a Tim Holtz strip die and the Bearly Mine Designs backing papers, brads and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Cute Card Thursday - Bells and bows
Chocolate, Coffee and Cream - Christmas
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Last minute Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to make some gift packaging
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/merry Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas
Digi Choosday - Last minute Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/non-traditional Christmas colours
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes

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Bearly Mine Challenge - December 2014 - Reminder

Just a quick reminder to say that you have two weeks left to enter the current Bearly Mine Challenge.

You will no doubt be aware that the Bearly Mine Challenge has moved from a fortnightly challenge to a monthly challenge.  

From February 2014 every two days you will get an inspiration card/project from one of the Design Team members.  

If you fancy taking part in this months' challenge the topic is "Christmas decoration (ie anything but a card)".  Here is the card that I made for the current challenge:

Pop on over to the Challenge Blog to have a look at the other Design Team creations.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

New images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store

There have been some new releases in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this week:
This image is called "Snowdrop"
This image is called "Moonlight Gathering"
This image is called "Hi Deer"
This image is called "First Dawn".

Aren't they a wonderful collection of images to colour?

Hurry on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store to have a look at these and the other images in the store.  

There are now 85 images in the Etsy Store.

Don't forget you still have a couple of weeks to enter the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge.  The topic for December is "Christmas/New Year".

There are some changes in store for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team come 1 January 2015.

Make sure you pop on over nearer the time to find out more details.

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RIP Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Due to the new VAT laws coming in on 1 January 2015 Delicious Doodles is having to close its door on 31 December 2014. 
As the shop is shutting down shortly Teri is having a 50% off everything sale.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Store or the Delicious Darkness Store and grab some bargains.

Sad, sad, times.

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Christmas Cards

 Here are a selection of A5 Christmas cards I have made using some Katy Sue Design die-cut decoupage.
 Instead of using backing papers I have stamped plain white card with various stamps and inked around the edge for the green stamped paper with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink and for the red stamped papers with Tim Holtz's Fired Brick distress ink.
 Due to the cost of postage the embellishments have been kept to a minimum and I have used additional accents of the decoupage sheets and some Katy Sue Designs envelope Christmas sentiments.
I am entering these cards into the following challenges: 

Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas/holiday season
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cream - Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge - Red, white and green
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Card Mania Challenge - Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/merry Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes

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Monday, 15 December 2014

Reminder - Bearly Mine Designs Closing Down Sale

The new EU Laws come in on 1 January 2015 and this has meant that Bearly Mine Designs will be closing its doors on Wednesday 31 December 2014.

It is very, very sad.

As from Saturday 29 November 2014 to Wednesday 31 December 2014 there will be a 50% off sale over at the Bearly Mine Designs Store.

 Here are just a small selection of the design sets in the Bearly Mine Designs Store:
 
   
 
   
 
Why don't you pop on over and grab some bargains before it is too late. 

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