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Friday, 31 January 2014

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 31 January 2014 - Use die-cuts and/or punches

 It is Friday and therefore time for another challenge over at Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.  The topic for you for this week is "use die-cuts and/or punches".
For my card I have used the beautiful Delicious Doodles image called "Valentina".  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and kept it very pastel.  The backing papers are all from my stash.  I have finished the card off with some wooden circles which I have coloured with a pink Graph'it (yes I know they look red but it must be something to do with them being wood that the pink looks red!!) and added a peel-off, flower (which I have inked with a pink Versamagic), doily (inked with the same ink pad), lace, punched hearts and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Squirrel and the Fox - Use embellishments (flower, pearls, wooden circles, lace and punched hearts)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist of gift set
The Pink Elephant - Love
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Recipe - 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 different embellishments (pearls, flowers and wooden circles)
Inky Chicks - BINGO board (I have used lace, heart shaped paper doily and pearls)
The Crafter's Cafe - Use ribbon and/or lace 
Paper Pretties - Texture
Penny's Paper Challenge - Spots and dots
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything goes
CRAFT - Love/Valentine
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Valentine's/love
Aud Sentiments - Sharing the love
Natalie and Amy - Love is all around
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Show us some love
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes

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Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Friday 31 January 2014 - Valentine's Day/Love

It is time for another challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.  This fortnight the challenge is "Valentine's Day/love".  
For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image called "Wither" by Rebecca Sinz.  It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp.

I have coloured my image in with my Graph'it pens, edged around the image with Tim Holtz's Fired Brick and Aged mahogany distress ink and then finally brushed on some white gesso.

The backing papers I have used are from my stash.  On four corners I have painted on white gesso and some glitter.  The border is a heart mask, run through my Grand Caliber to emboss the heart and lightly inked over with the Fired Brick distress ink.  I had drew a heart, covered with white gesso and inked with Aged Mahogany distress ink.  The card is finished off with a LOTV stamped postcard, peel-off sentiment, roses and lace.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist of gift set
The Pink Elephant - Love
Card Mania - Angels and/or fairies
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Craftitude Challenge - Anything goes/I see fluffy
Deep Ocean - Fantasy
The Crafter's Cafe - Use ribbon and/or lace 
Paper Pretties - Texture
Scrap-Creations - Favourite embellishment (flowers)
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Vintage with lace
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Lurrrrve
CRAFT - Love/Valentine
Papercrafting Journey - Emboss that
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Valentine's/love
Aud Sentiments - Sharing the love
Natalie and Amy - Love is all around
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
Inklings and Yarn - Inky Linky 42 - Anything goes
Miriam's Crafting Blog 8th Monthly Challenge - Flowers
Paper Creator - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Show us some love
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes

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Sweet Pea Stamps

Don't forget Sweet Pea Stamps can be bought from the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

Sweet Pea Stamps also has a:

Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team Blog - where there is daily inspiration for everyone to see

monthly challenge over at the "One Sweet Challenge"

Facebook page called "Sweet Pea Stamps" where you will see cards posted on the Design Team Blog and find out about new releases/sales

Facebook Group called "Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans" and you can join the Group and look at wonderful creations, gain tips/ideas and to have a natter.

I am on the Design Team for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  This fortnightly challenge blog is run independently from Sweet Pea Stamps but Lynette kindly offers:

Prize No 1 is a $6 voucher to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps and this is picked by Random.org.
  • Prize No 2 is a $6 voucher to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps.  The winner of this prize is picked by the Design Team from entrants that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image on their card/creation.
Over in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop there is a "Random Act of Kindness".  You can "send a friend a gift" for no specific reason ie just because, as a thank you or just to cheer someone up.  It means that you can send a gift voucher and the recipient can pick out a digital stamp of their own choice. It is a simple and an inexpensive way to show a "Random Act of Kindness".

Please enter:  "gift" in the coupon section at checkout. This will take off the shipping charge. We will then send them the voucher that they can use to pick out their digi. 

The "Random Act of Kindness" MUST be ordered separately if ordering rubber stamps, as the shipping will need to be adjusted.

Come and join in the Sweet Pea Stamps fun!!!

Here are some new designs out this week:

"Candy Hearts" by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Rebecca Sinz's A Glimmer of Hope -DIGI
"A Glimmer of Hope" by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Rebecca Sinz's The Protector -DIGI
"The Protector" by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Rebecca Sinz's StarGazer -DIGI
"Star Gazer" by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp.
©Charity Dauenhauer's Morgan- DIGI
"Morgan" by Charity Dauenhauer.  Available as a digital stamp
©Charity Dauenhauer's The Land of Dragonflies- DIGI
"The Land of Dragonflies" by Charity Dauenhauer.  Available as a digital stamp
©Charity Dauenhauer's Misfit Kitty- DIGI
"Misfit Kitty" by Charity Dauenhauer.  Available as a digital stamp

Monday, 27 January 2014

Sun, Sea and Sand - Get Well Soon

This is the card I made for my uncle as he was due to have an operation on his back on 18 December 2013.  Ironically that was the same day as my shoulder operation.  Sadly I got my operation but his was cancelled.  His operation is due today - so fingers crossed it goes ahead this time.  Ironically it's the same day as I am due back to work after my operation.

For my card I have used backing papers, design sheets and decoupage from a Debbi Moore magazine I got a while ago.  I've now bought the Shabby Chic Seaside CD so I shall images of the seaside to use over and over again.  I have finished the card off with a sentiment off the computer, shells cut from a backing paper and some tiny little buttons.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - One for the boys
Crafts 4 Eternity - Tic-tac-toe (blue, buttons and white)
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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps Discontinued and Overstock Sale

Just to remind you that over at Sweet Pea Stamps there is a Discontinued Stamps Sale and Overstock Sale.  Grab some wonderful bargains:

Discontinued Rubber Stamps Sale - some stamps are as low as $0.70

Overstock Sale - stamps are $1.75 - how amazing is that??

For those of you that are doing seasonal cards/creations there are some bargains to be had there as well for digital stamps:


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Ching-Chou Kuik - The Dragonfly

Here is a card I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "The Dragonfly".  It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp.  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  The backing papers I was given.  The brown and blue paper has gorgeous flocking on it. 

I have finished the card off with a Prima flower, Joanna Sheen die-cut dragonflys, gems, lace and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Bow dies (bow out of lace and dragonfly die)
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - For the girls
Paper Pretties - Anything goes
Inklings and Yarns - Inky Linky Party 41 - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Bling
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Bling it up
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use embellishments (flower, gems and lace)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist of gift set

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Charmaine Flannery - Alice

 Sunday is here again and it is time for me to show you some Sweet Pea Stamps creations.  It is "Artist of the Week" over at Sweet Pea Stamps.  This is where one of the artists is chosen and the Design Team get an image they want from this artist to create a card/other creation.  The "Artist of the Week" is Charmaine Flannery.
For my card I have decided to use the imaged called "Alice" by Charmaine Flannery.  It is available as a digital stamp.  I thought she had a sorrowful look on her face so I though she'd be suitable for a "thinking of you" card.  I have coloured my image in with Graph'it pens.  The backing papers are from my Perfect Companions Essential CD.  I have mounted the image on a Marianne Designs die-cut shape.  The card has been finished off with a stamped sentiment, flowers punched out of scraps leftover from the card, raffia ribbon and pearls.

If you have time, pop on over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog this week to see all the other creations made with Charmaine Flannery's images.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy - Tic-tac-toe - far right column of die-cut, sentiment and embossing
Artistic Inspiration - Use ribbon/anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Ribbon
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - For the girls
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Get your girl on!
Inklings and Yarns - Inky Linky Party 41 - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use embellishments (flowers, pearls and ribbon)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist of gift set

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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Here is a Christmas card I have made using the CD that came with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine before Christmas.  I have used some snowflake backing paper and topper.  The card is finished off with some die-cut trees, gems, Stickles glitter glue and a sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Kaboodle Doodle - Use blue
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Winter snowflakes
Nutcrafters - CAS
ABC Christmas - B for bare essentials
Crafty Creations - Seasonal
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Trees
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Furtastic

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Sweet Pea Stamps

Don't forget Sweet Pea Stamps can be bought from the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

Sweet Pea Stamps also has a:

Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team Blog - where there is daily inspiration for everyone to see

monthly challenge over at the "One Sweet Challenge"

Facebook page called "Sweet Pea Stamps" where you will see cards posted on the Design Team Blog and find out about new releases/sales

Facebook Group called "Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans" and you can join the Group and look at wonderful creations, gain tips/ideas and to have a natter.

I am on the Design Team for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  This fortnightly challenge blog is run independently from Sweet Pea Stamps but Lynette kindly offers:
  • Prize No 1 is a $6 voucher to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps and this is picked by Random.org.
  • Prize No 2 is a $6 voucher to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps.  The winner of this prize is picked by the Design Team from entrants that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image on their card/creation.
Over in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop there is a "Random Act of Kindness".  You can "send a friend a gift" for no specific reason ie just because, as a thank you or just to cheer someone up.  It means that you can send a gift voucher and the recipient can pick out a digital stamp of their own choice. It is a simple and an inexpensive way to show a "Random Act of Kindness".

Please enter:  "gift" in the coupon section at checkout. This will take off the shipping charge. We will then send them the voucher that they can use to pick out their digi. 

The "Random Act of Kindness" MUST be ordered separately if ordering rubber stamps, as the shipping will need to be adjusted.

Come and join in the Sweet Pea Stamps fun!!!

Here are some new images that have been released:

"Blue Star Angel" by Karen Middleton.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp.

"Pink Star Angel" by Karen Middleton.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp.
©Joanne Schempp's Frame, Wings- DIGI
"Frame - Wings" by Joanne Schempp.  Available as a digital stamp
©Regan Kubecek's Owl Always Love You- DIGI
"Owl Always Love You" by Regan Kubecek.  Available as a digital stamp
©Regan Kubecek's Titania- DIGI
"Titania" by Regan Kubecek.  Available as a digital stamp
©Regan Kubecek's Hopeful heart- DIGI
"Hopeful Heart" by Regan Kubecek.  Available as a digital stamp
©ching chou kuik's Night Dreamer- DIGI
"Night Dreamer" by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Available as a digital stamp
©ching chou kuik's Soft Wind Blows- DIGI
"Soft Wind Blows" by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Available as a digital stamp

Friday, 24 January 2014

Jake Skates

Here is a boy card that I have made using my "Jake Skates" Stamp set from Visible Image.  It's amazing value at £11.99 as you get the main image of Jake skating and various other stamps including 3 stars, a large star, mesh/distressed stamp, sentiment saying "awesome dude!" and a skateboard.

I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers.  They are feeling slightly unloved at the moment since I got some Graph'it pens so thought they could come out to play.  The backing papers are from a Wellington paper pack that I got in a sale.  I have stamped the star stamp over the edge of the striped backing paper, stamped the mesh/distressed stamp around the image and then used the star stamp on some chipboard corners that I coloured with the same blue Promarkers and then added Versamark and added two layers or embossing powder for some shine.  I have kept the embellishments to a minimum on the card and just added the ribbon, sentiment off the stamp sheet, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and the decorated corners.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - Your favourite style (I love to colour and then use stamps/distressing ink to add depth/distressing around the image or the backing papers)
Kaboodle Doodle - Use blue
Creative Creations - Less is More
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Passion for Promarkers - Ribbon, lace or twine
Inky Impressions - Ribbon
Fab n Funky - All about the words
I Love Promarkers - For the boys
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Anything goes
Inklings and Yarn - Inky Linky Party No 41 - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Distressed/vintage/shabby chic
Crafty Little Fairies - Sport
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - One for the boys

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Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge

Just a reminder that you still have a week to enter the current challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.

The topic is "flower power".

It would be lovely for you to pop on over to the Blog and take part in the challenge.  There are two prizes each fortnight.  

Prize No 1 is a $6 voucher to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps and this is picked by Random.org.

Prize No 2 is a $6 voucher to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps.  The winner of this prize is picked by the Design Team from entrants that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image on their card/creation.

This is the card that I have made for the current challenge:
 Using Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Autumn Trio".  It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp.
The second image is by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Forest Companion".  It is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Good Luck

Here is a male card I have made using a Teddy Bo image called "Scooter Bo".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers.  I have used the backing papers from my stash.  I have used a grid mask and used black Pan Pastel through it.  I have finished the card off with some die-cut corners, gems, sentiment and a tied ribbon for a more manly look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pan Pastel - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Sentimental Sundays - More than 3 layers
Ooh La La Creations - A man card
Artistic Inspirations - Use ribbon/anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Ribbon, lace or twine
Inky Impressions - Ribbon
I Love Promarkers - For the boys
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Ribbons

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Delicious Doodles

Teri has been busy again and created a wonderful image and some backing papers that will be available in the Delicious Doodles Store come Friday:
 "Rosie" is a stunning digital image
"Rose Papers" - set of 3 rose papers.
Don't forget that Teri has started another blog to sell her darker images.  Here you will find darker images, gothic, evil, sinister and deadly.  These can be found at Delicious Darkness.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Wedding Card and Matching Box

 Here is a matching wedding card and box for it to go in.
 To make the card/matching box I used elements from the Debbi Moore Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Wedding CD and I have used decoupage, papers, tags, toppers and embellishments.
 With the CD you can write in your own verse (piece of paper just put over the recipients' names).
This is a wonderful CD to use for weddings/anniversaries.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Wedding
CRAFT - Decoupage
My Time to Craft - All about the love
Artistic Inspiration - Use ribbon/anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Southern Girls - It's all new
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Unstampabelles - New beginnings (starting a new life as man and wife)

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