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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Buckwell Craft Supplies, Buckwells Crafty Challenge Blog and Facebook Group

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

At Lozzy's on-line shop you will see items from Creative Expressions, Spellbinders, Couture Creations, Crafter's Companion, Rangers and Tim Holtz.  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 £2.45 for standard UK delivery for any order under £20.

Any order £20 and over will be entitled to free delivery.

The shop can be found HERE.
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's Crafty Challenge Blog. Throughout the month you will get inspiration posts from the Design Team members so please make sure you regularly pop back and look at the Buckwell's Crafty Challenge Blog.

There is also now a Facebook Group for Buckwell Craft Supplies and Challenge Blog.  The Facebook Group can be found HERE.

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Mid Month Inspiration Post

Over at the "Buckwells Crafty Challenge" we have started to give you inspiration posts now throughout the month.

The challenge topic for the Buckwells Crafty Challenge for February is "Love/red".  Of course this could be for Valentine's Day but it could also be for a engagement, wedding or a wedding anniversary.

We have two sponsors this month.  
The first sponsor is Kenny K Downloads.
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 The second sponsor is "Buckwell Craft Supplies".
For my card I have used the Kenny K image called "Bathing Beauty".  Now who wouldn't like to have a figure like that??  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and stamped around the edge with a star stamp and Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink.
The backing papers (plain burgundy, script and dotty) are all from the Buckwell Craft Supplies "Love Rush" paper set.

I have finished the card off with some hearts cut from one of the "Love Rush" backing papers and inked around with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink, a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and have used some of my dwindling supply of my white cotton border lace from Buckwell Craft Supplies.

It would be lovely if throughout the month you could pop on over to Buckwells Crafty Challenge to see the inspiration from other Design Team members.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper February Challenge - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Use a sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of paper piecing
Scrapper's Delight - Always anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - Lace
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Letters of the alphabet - L is for love
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes


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Monday, 23 February 2015

Good Luck in Your New Job

My goodness me this virus that I've had now since the week before Christmas is a persistent so-and-so and doesn't want to go.  This card has taken me 1.5 weeks to make.  A friend of mine is starting a new job today.  I wanted her to get this card well ahead of time but this virus has wiped me out.  At least she'll get the card before her first pay packet!!  I wish her all the very best in her new job and thank goodness it will mean no more motorway drives every day for her.

The image I have used is from Faery Ink Designs and is called "Gabbie the Rose Tea Fairy".  I love that this image comes in both JPEG and PNG format and you get a black lines version and a no lines version.  What a bargain for $3.00.

I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and used a yellow, pink, blender and coarse medium Pan Pastel for the background.  I have added some Stickles glitter glue to the fairy's wings, edge of dress and the hearts on the tea-cup.

The blue backing papers are from The Works and are a 8x8 set for £3.00.  It is wonderful value.  I bought a pink one recently and prefer the combinations in that pack whereby you get two of each paper whereas this blue pack you only get one of each paper.  The patterned pink card is from Hunkydory.  I have inked around the edge of all the papers and the image with either Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet or Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

I have finished the card off with some crochet ribbon, pearls, wired edged ribbon that I have pleated, sentiment off the computer, button, 10mm pink gingham ribbon, white spiral stamen (inked with a pink chalk ink pad), white Cosmos daisies (which I have inked with a pink chalk ink pad) and two shades of pink Sweetheart Blossoms.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Perfect pearls
Papertake Weekly - BINGO board ( I have gone for the diagonal line of ribbon, free (image) and blooms)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - BINGO board (I have gone for the top horizontal row of lace, glitter and pearls)
Simon Says - Add a little texture (lace, ribbon, spiral stamen and embossing under image)
Whimsy Stamps - Use a sentiment
Scrapper's Delight - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Ribbon and lace
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Faery Ink Designs February Challenge - Enchanted Tea Party
4 Crafty Chicks - Things with wings
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Tic-tac-toe (right hand vertical column of lace, pearls and sparkle (Stickles glitter glue)
My Time to Craft - Lace
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper February Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of birthday
Come and Get It - Layer it on
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

Here is a weekly reminder to tell you that Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps are available from her Etsy Store.  You will see a wonderful array of beautiful images for all occasions and there will be more added on a weekly basis so remember to go and have a look.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store can be found at:

There is an Inspiration and Monthly Challenge Blog.  Here you will find a challenge topic for each month.  
There will be a Monthly Blog Challenge Winner who will get to pick two digital images as their prize from the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.  This winner will be picked by Random.org.
There is also a Monthly "Artist's Choice Award" and this means that anyone that has entered the Monthly Blog Challenge using an image from Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Etsy Store will be in with a chance of winning 5 digital images of their choice award.  This winner will be picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

The Monthly Blog Challenge Topic for February 2015 is "Torn to pieces" ie something torn on your card/creation eg paper, card, vellum etc.
Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 (and 5 if there is one) each day there will be a card/creation showcased that a crafter has entered into the monthly blog challenge or shared on the Facebook Group or entered into the monthly Facebook Challenge.
If you would like to have a look at these images made into cards why don't you join the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  This Group can be found at:

Here you will also find details of the monthly challenge they have. Anyone can also post cards/creations on here that they have made from Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps and you will see creations made by the Monthly Challenge Blog Design Team (Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda, Helen and Sylvia).

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Buckwell Craft Supplies - Price Drop

Just to let you know that Lozzy over at Buckwell Craft Supplies had done a PRICE DROP on many of the items in the low.

Make sure you especially check out the Cutting Dies as they are as low as low as they can be so grab yourself a bargain while stocks last as stocks are running low.
All quality Ribbon is now receive a Free meter for every 3 meter's you buy so its 4 meter's for a £1.00p plus have a new Ribbon Mix where you can choose any of the colour's if you just looking for a small quantity but in different colours.
Rubber Stamps have been reduced in price.

All the gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamps have been reduced from £4.50 now down to £3.75
Scruffy Little Cat stamps are now £3.75
Other Scruffy Little Cat Stamps (ones without the sentiments) are now £2.75
Crafter's Companion Stamps now £3.10
Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Flourish Die - £8.55
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson - Corner, Border & Tag - £13.25
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson - Calabria - £11.99
Pro markers £1.65
Tim Holtz Distress ink pads £3.55

50 Pink and white Mixed Sweetheart Blossoms £2.20 plus more

Make sure you pop on over to Buckwell Craft Supplies to grab some bargains .............

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Buckwell Craft Supplies, Buckwells Crafty Challenge Blog and Facebook Group

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

At Lozzy's on-line shop you will see items from Creative Expressions, Spellbinders, Couture Creations, Crafter's Companion, Rangers and Tim Holtz.  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 £2.45 for standard UK delivery for any order under £20.

Any order £20 and over will be entitled to free delivery.

The shop can be found HERE.
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's Crafty Challenge Blog. Throughout the month you will get inspiration posts from the Design Team members so please make sure you regularly pop back and look at the Buckwell's Crafty Challenge Blog.

There is also now a Facebook Group for Buckwell Craft Supplies and Challenge Blog.  The Facebook Group can be found HERE.

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Reminder - Happy Valentine Offer in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store

Just a reminder that you have a few days left to get the special Valentine's Day offer in Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Etsy Store.  

Up until the 21 February 2015 you will get an AMAZING 19% off your order from the Etsy Store, after a minimum spend of $10, by using the coupon code "LOVE19".

Hurry on over and pay a visit to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store and you won't be disappointed!!


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Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook - Progressive Challenge Part 1

Over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Group they have another Progressive Challenge.  Part 1 is anything goes and if you enter that part you then get the image free to use for the second part of the challenge.  Obviously if you don't manage to take part in Part 1 of the challenge you can always buy the image for Part 2 so you can play along.
The image I have used from Sweet Pea Stamps is by Karen Middleton and called "Art Nouveau Two".  It is available as a digital stamp.

I have coloured my image in with my Graph'it pens and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive distress inks.  I have highlighted areas with an orange Stickles glittler glue.

The green spotty backing paper was from my stash.  I put a plain white piece of card through the large dots Embossalicious embossing folder, added a Martha Stewart punched edge to one side and inked over with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge distress ink.
  
I have used my Buckwells "Micro Dots" and "Fun" to make my flowers.  Personally I hate to see flowers on cards where you can see a plain white underside.  Although my flowers here you can't really see the underside - unless you lift the petals - I always print another paper on the back of the paper.  I have inked all the edges with Rusty Hinge distress ink, shaped them with a ball tool and an embossing mat and held them together with a brad.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut butterflies (inked with Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge distress inks and orange distress Stickles glitter glue added to the centre of the butterflies), 25mm Veletta ivory textured ribbon, 25mm gold organza ribbon, die-cut sentiment and a button.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Birthday (congratulations to all those involved with The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog.  What an achievement to celebrate your 6th birthday.  Long may it continue)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist to use a die on your card (die used for butterflies and flowers)
Digi Choosday - Spring colours (I always think of spring of things like daffodils ie yellow and green.  The title of your challenge says "springtime pastels" but the challenge information says "spring colours" so please remove if it is actually "springtime pastels")
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes or optional sketch
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
Graph'it Challenge - Spring greens
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to add a bow
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of embellishments (flowers, brads, butterflies, Stickles glitter glue, ribbon and button)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Birthdays
The Corrosive Challenge - Things with wings
Pile it On - Butterflies
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment
Ooh-la-la Creations - Add some green
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - For the girls
Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook - Progressive Challenge Part 1 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - BINGO board (well I can do the left hand vertical (ribbon, die-cut and buttons) or right hand vertical (punches, glitter, blooms)
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Monday, 16 February 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Monday 16 February 2015

It is Monday and therefore time for me to show you an inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.
For this weeks' inspiration post I was given the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "Moon Journey" to work with.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and then used my Graph'it blending solution and a make-up sponge and dabbed over the moon to give it a speckle effect.  I coloured areas of the image three times so that I could decoupage the image for more dimension.

 I knew I wanted to fussy cut the image - not an easy one to do - so I added some Crafter's Companion Sparkle and Shine prior to cutting to give more stability.  I have added Stickles Glitter glue to the mermaid and the moon.  I have replaced the chain in the image with real chains (I've pooped a piece of tape, which has now been removed, so that you can see it is actual chain that has been used where the image had a chain designed into it).
I painted this door hanger some while ago with a purple acrylic paint.  I added some Cosmic Shimmer crackle paint and left it to dry overnight as it didn't want to dry.  I then painted over some turquoise acrylic paint and again left overnight.  There are some crackles but not as much as I would have liked.

I have finished this mixed media hanger that will hang on my "seaside theme" craft room wall with some flowers from a wonderful crafty friend in Canada, sating ribbon, pearls, real shells, Marianne Designs die-cut oval frame, Marianne Designs die-cut shells, Marianne Designs foliage die-cut, netting, sentiment from a Debbi Moore magazine and a little bottle filled with blue and purple seed beads.

I am entering this mixed media creation into the following challenges:

Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to add a bow
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of embellishments (flowers, pearls, bow, die-cuts, chain, shells, seed beads and glass bottle)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspiration - Anything goes or optional sketch (congratulations to Creative Inspirations for their 300th challenge - what an amazing achievement)
As You Like It - Favourite CAS or fussy and why (when making cards to post I am restrained as to what I make because of the cost of posting.  For cards that I make that I can hand deliver I like to go fussy and add lots of embellishments/lots of layers.  The same goes if I make any mixed media creations as I think that lots of layers/lots of embellishments can add texture and dimension)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use a bow and a die-cut
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Always anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional twist RAK Day
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Bunny Zoe's - For the girls

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