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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Thank You

Here is a thank you card I have made using two images from the Polkadoodles Work and Play CD3 that I bought recently.  This digital stamp chap in his deckchair and the lady in her towel I thought would be ideal to use at the seaside.  

For the seaside elements I have used various stamps from the "Seashore Scenes" set by Chocolate Baroque which I have had for some years now.

I have coloured the image and the background with my Graph'it pens.  I didn't have a light enough blue for the sky so I used 7125 (Sky) and 9101 (Cool Grey 1) on my Graph'it blending palette and my blending solution and managed to make a lighter colour.  I have highlighted areas with the white Graph'it pen and the silver glitter shake Graph'it pen.
I have added some elements on the front, inside and the back of the card (the picture above shows the back of the card) from the Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Seaside CD - you'd never guess this was one of my favourite Debbi's CDs she's made would you???

The card has been finished off with some string (to look like rope), various die-cut shells brushed over with some yellow and brown Pan Pastels, shell ribbon and sentiment off a Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Garden Decoupage in a Box CD.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fantasy Stampers - Here some Summer
Pile it On - Kawaii/cute theme
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Colour me happy
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some yellow
Robyn's Fetish - At the beach
Whoopsi Daisy - Summer is here
Craft Your Passion - The bold and the beautiful
The Crazy Challenge - By the sea
Lexi's Creations - At the beach
Crafty Boots - Thank you
Digi Haven - Life's a beach
Fairytale Challenge - Lazy Summer days
Digi Choosday - Anything but a square card
Crafty Sentiments - Summer/Summer colours
Crafting by Designs - Here comes Summer
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Craft a Scene - By the sea
Ruby's Rainbow - Stamping
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
CRAFT - Thank you
Just for Fun - Here comes Summer
Milk Coffee Challenge - Summer fun
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Summer days
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Sumemrtime
That's Crafty Challenge - All at sea
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenge - Summer/winter
Crafting at the Week-end - Anything goes
Paper Creator Challenge - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Summer fun
Wags 'n Whiskers - Summer fun
Jellypark Friday Challenge - Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!
Craft for the Craic - Something summery or with flowers
Art by Miran - Anything goes

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Graph'it Challenge - Friday 27 June 2014 - Anything goes with a marker

Recently Nikky Hall asked people if they wanted to be Guest Designers over at the Graph'it Challenge.  I entered and I was amazed that I was offered a Guest Design Team position for two challenges.  I chose a challenge in May and my post can be found here and the challenge going "live" today.

I am very sad that my Guest Design Team role has come to an end but I have loved working with a lovely bunch of talented crafters and of course I don't need an excuse to play/craft with my new "love in my life" my Graph'it pens.  As I said last time I never imagined anything could replace my love of Promarkers.  I make my cards solely to sell to raise funds for different charities and therefore I can't have everything craft-wise I would love to have.  I waited and waited and then tried a few and couldn't get over how good they are.  I was amazed at the depth of colour, how well they blended and the cost.  Nikky Hall has also brought out a DVD on tips on how to use them so that has gone on my wish list as everyone can always learn something new.

I have decided that my last Guest Design Team project would be a labour of love as I have made a calendar for 2015 and everytime I look at it I shall remember being part of this Design Team for a few challenges.

The Graph'it Challenge for this fortnight is "anything goes with makers" so that's a nice easy one for you to play along with.

Right are you ready to see what I have made.  I have used lots of different Polkadoodles CDs and some digital stamps along with backing papers from magazines, some of the CDs, what I have been given and some from Wellington Bear.
 This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Fredericka CD.
 This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Bonbon Belles CD.
  This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD.
  This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Bonbon Belles CD.
 This image is from the Polkadoodles Nikky Hall Digistamp - Lou bundle where you get the digital image and five stunning backing papers.
  This image is from the Polkadoodles Nikky Hall Digistamp - Nikky bundle where you get the digital image and five wonderful backing papers.
 This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD.
 This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.
  This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Bonbon Belles CD.
 This image is from the Polkadoodles Nikky Hall Digistamp - Ruth bundle where you get the digital image and five wonderful backing papers.
  This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Bonbon Belles CD.
 This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Fredericka CD.
This image is printed from the Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.

The Graph'it colours I have used are the following:

Skin on the various images - 4125, 4150, 4170, 5110 and 5120
Clothing on the various images - 2110, 2120, 5240, 5250, 5260, 6110, 6120, 6130, 6140, 7105, 7115, 7125, 7130, 7175, 7210, 7220, 7240, 9101, 9103, 9105
Hair on the various images - 1150, 1170, 1250, 1270 , 2110, 2120, 2180, 3110, 3210, 3245, 3255
Backgrounds on some images - 4170, 4180, 7210, Graph'it Silver Sparkle pen
Other elements on the image - 1150, 1170, 3210, 3245, 5240, 5250, 6110, 6120, 8150, 8240, 8260, 8280, white Graph'it pen
Outline of images - 7105, 9101, K (black).

As you can see I have finished off the pages of the calendar with banners, buttons, card candi, dazzlers, decorative paperclip, die-cuts, distress inksembossed backgrounds, fibres, flowers, gems, lace, Pan Pastels, Papermania Glitterations, pearls, peel-offs, ribbon bow, stamped elements, stickers, tissue paper flowers.

It would be lovely if you could pop on over to the Graph'it Challenge and see all the wonderful creations by the Design Team.

Thank you to Nikky and her wonderful Graph'it Challenge Design Team for having me.  I have really enjoyed part of the Design Team for the last few challenges.

I am entering this calendar into the following challenges: 

Totally Gorjuss - Flower power
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of layers
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Colour me happy
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with option of pink
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/one layer
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - 2 or more ribbon/twine
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Nutcrafters - Anything but square
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Stripes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

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Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 27 June 2014 - Buttons and bows

 It is the start of another challenge over at Delicious Doodles.  This week the challenge is "buttons and bows".

It is Team A's turn to show you their creations.  
Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog to look at their wonderful cards/creations.

I am in Team B so I will be next Friday with another challenge and my card/creation to show you all.

The Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog is here.

The Delicious Doodles Shop is here.

The Delicious Darkness Shop is here.

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Good Luck in Your New Job

 Here is a card and matching box I have made using Debbi Moore's New York CD.
The box is on the CD but I had to decorate the inside and outside - well you can't have a posh card and not a posh box can you? 
 As you can see from the box I have adorned it with some images from the CD, ribbon, pearls on a string, sentiment off the computer, gems and Papermania Glitterations.
 Inside the box there is a concertina style card.  All the images whether they be design sheets or toppers or decoupage are all from the CD along with the backing papers.
 It certainly wasn't a quick card and box to make as it took some time just cutting out all the images let alone planning on how to put the card together.
 Various pages have been left blank so that people can sign the card.

As you can see there is lots of bling.

  Embellishments are used from the CD along with border strips.
The completed article - card in a decorated box.

If you haven't got this CD it certainly a wonderful CD to use for many different occasions.

I am entering this card and matching box into the following challenges: 

Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Dots and/or stripes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with option of pink
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/one layer
The Crafter's Cafe - Polka dots and ribbon
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Stripes

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Just a reminder
Delicious Doodles Shop
Delicious Doodles images can be found in the Delicious Doodles Store.  There is a vast array of wonderful images there.
Delicious Darkness
If you prefer images that are on the darker side these can be found at the Delicious Darkness Store.

There has been a new release to the Delicious Darkness Store - a set of three "beastly papers" which feature "Number of the Beast", "Pentagons" and "Ram Skullies".
This is called "The Beast".
 This is called "Pentagram".
This is called "Ram's Skully".
This one is called "666".
Delicious Doodles Challenges
There is also a weekly Delicious Doodles challenge.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog EVERY FRIDAY to see what the new what the new challenge is and to see the Design Team inspiration.

You don't have to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter but you get an extra entry to win the weekly prize if you do so that is a good incentive!!
If you use Facebook then there is both a Delicious Doodles Facebook Group and a Delicious Darkness Facebook Group where you can add the creations you make using Delicious Doodles images and there is sometimes competitions as well.

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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.

The current challenge is "anything goes with the option of patchwork" and you have still have time to enter.

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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Bearly Mine Design and the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog

Just a quick reminder to say that Bearly Mine Designs digital papers are available from the Bearly Mine Designs Store.  Here you will find a wonderful selection of papers.  If you look there are also some freebies so you can "try before you buy".

Every month there is a challenge over at the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  If you pop on over to the challenge blog you will find out details of the challenge and see inspiration from the Design Team.

The current challenge of "one for the boys" still has a few days left for you to enter.  The new challenge starts on 1 July 2014 and is ..................... - well you will just have to wait and see!!!

If you want more Bearly Mine Designs inspiration, every two days you will get an inspiration card/project from one of the Design Team members.  So this is a good excuse to keep on popping over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

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Christmas Blessings

I am going to get a telling off from Hazel at the Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge as I've missed some weeks recently.  Naughty, naughty. I need to get some more cards ready for Christmas so need a big batch of Christmas motivation.

For my card I have used my La Pashe CD for the decoupage image and sentiment.  I have used the CD that came with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Magazine before Christmas for the backing paper.  I have cut the image out including the decoupage elements and have simply added an insert for inside the card, Stickles glitter glue and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Two word sentiment
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Completely Christmas - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Dots and/or stripes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Include a building (or part of one)
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

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