Tuesday, 26 May 2009


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Stamptacular challenge

Well I am really frustrated. Not sure if this post will wrk ok as i can't sm to add photo's and am having to work with html which i am totaly hopeless with. I have not bee able to post all week as blogger is playing up. I am seriously thinking of looking at somewhere else to blog.

This weeks challenge at Stamptcular Sunday Challenge (sorry can't add the link either as blogger won't let me) is'oh for the love of chocolate'
For this challenge the only rules are that you MUST use some sort of stamping somewhere on your project and it MUST include some form of CHOCOLATE somewhere! You're free to create anything your heart, or tummy, desires as long as you follow those simple instructions!

I will have to add my pics at a later date when blogger is playing fair

Fially been able to post the pics of my project so here it is:

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Funky Fairys chllenge 17

Morning all. Wow we have a bit of sunshine here, although I don't think it will last long.

Well it's time again for the Funky Fairy's Challenge. And this week the theme is :


We would like to see some circles and buttons on your projects. You can create anything you like a card, ATC, scrap page, altered object etc.

To be in with a chance of winning a Funky Fairy download you must use at least one Funky Fairy product on your creation. You can always find a freebie or two over on the Inspirational Blog and of course there is the fab new look Funky Fairy Shop.

The DT as usual have made some fantastic projects so plase pop over and have a look.

Here is my creaton for this week:

DP: Funky Fairy's Cherish collection
Image : not sure on this one as it was sent to me.
flowers and buttons from stash
medium copic markers

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Stamptacular #7

It's sunday again so that mean it's time for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

This week's challenge is called:
Pink, Green and Brown

For this challenge, not only do you have to incorporate some sort of stamping but your entire project must be made with only the colors of pink, green and brown.

This weeks prize is donated by our very own Donna from Bearly Mine Designs and she is offering one of her CD's full of lovely DP.

As Usual the DT has come up with some wonderful creations so please pop by and take a look.

Here is my creation:

DP: Bearly Mine Designs
Image: Sugar Nellie
Medium: Copic Markers
Ribbon: Papertrey Dark Chocolate

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Funky fairy's challenge flowers and bling

Oh my can't believe i am late with this post again. I seem to be a day behind an thought today was wednesday.
But better late than never.
It's time again for the Funky fairy's challenge and this week the challenge is 'Flowers and Bling'.
As the title suggests we would like to see flowers and some bling on your creations. You can create a card, scrap page, altered item, ATC, whatever you wish. To be in with a chance of winning a Funky Fairys download, you must use at least one Funky Fairys product on your project.
If you are new to Funky Fairy products and would like to see the quality of the downloads there are a number of free papers and kits available on the Inspirational Blog (towards the bottom of the right hand side bar). You'll also find some helpful video tutorials on downloading files and using the Funky Fairys Shop.
The DT as always have come up with some wonderful creations to help inspire you, so please pop by and have a look.
Here is my card for this weeks challenge

DP's :Funky Fairy's Love train
All gems from stash and hand placed onto a diecut swirl

Monday, 11 May 2009

Stamptacular sketch

I thought i had sceduled this post t show yesterday but don't know what went wrong as it seems to have dissapeared off my list.
so here i will start it all again.
This week at Stamptacular Sunday challenge we have a sketch.

We also have a great stamping up prize donated by Nikki ne of our DT members.
There are some great cards done by the rest of the DT so please pop over and have a look.

Here is the card I made using the sketch
DP's form my scrap box
Ribbon from stash
Image: WOJ willow with bonnet
medium: copic markers

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Passing the time

Last evening I was at my daughters pimary school for an evening event to help raise funds for the PTFA. I had a table there to sell my cards (not a great success raly as only just made able money). But while i was there i got out my bit of crafting stuff that i had taken with me and made a card. I thought it would be nice for potential customers to see how i made a card.
Here is the result of my evenings work (oh and a few orders for personal cards that i recieved while i was makin it)

Image: Sarah Kay
DP's: Bearly Mine Crafts ( I think these are from Donna's new CD but i was lucky enough to recieve a few sample papers from donna)
Sentiment: Lizzie Anne Designs
Medium: Copic markers

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Funky Fairy's challenge #15

Well It's that time of week again, doesn't time fly by

Our challenge for your this week at Funky Fairy's Challenge is:


We are also running a call for a Guest Designer to join us for 2 weeks on Challenges 17 & 18. If you would like to be considered for this GD slot, then please include "GD Call" in your entry comment, again you must use at least one Funky Fairy product on your entry.

There are some lovely freebie downloads available on the Inspirational Blog.

Please take a look at the rest of the DT's work they are really great and inspirational

Here is my card

DP: Funky Fairy's Cherish Collection
Image: not sure where it is from as it was sent to me by a friend
ribbon from stash
Medium: Copic Markers

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

I'm so excited

I am so excited today. This morning I recieved an email from claire at Making Handmade cards, asking if i would accept a position as official designer from guest designer. Well as i love working with there papers and digital downloads so much how could i refuse. And there are some exciting times ahead of us there too so really looking forward to what may be happening.
If you visit Making Handmade cards and sign up for their free newsletter you get some great freebie downloads. That's how i started off with them and I am so over the moon that they think my work is good enough for their official design team.

Monday, 4 May 2009

stampakular challenge

Ok it's time again for the stamptacular Sunday challenge (ok i now i'm a day late)
This week the theme is 'Mums the Word' This is a tribute to all mothers.
For this week's challenge project you MUST create something in honor of all the hard work, compassion and unconditional love a mother gives each day. You are free to create anything you'd like as long as it's something for a MOM and contains some sort of stamping!
this week's fabulous prize donated by:

Sketching Stamper
Winner will receive their choice of SIX digi-images!

Please go and heck out the rest of the DT work its fabulous

Here is my card

flower image: Digi image from Sketching Stamper
Elf image: Elvin from Bearly Mine designs
medium: copic markers

Funky Fairy's challenge #14

Oh my how long has it been since i have done anything on my blog. I haven't been too well so things have really got behind.
I know i am very late posting this but this is for this weeks Challenge at Funky Fairy's Challenge Blog.
Our challenge for you this week is to use a lovely sketch, designed by our Joanne
Please take a look at the rest of the DT's work, they are truly inspirational
Here is mine
DP: Funky Fairy's Just hanging around
Image: Woodware Wedding set
Sentiment computer generated
Gems from stash

Sunday, 19 April 2009

WOJ blog candy

Katharina is offering the new summer collection from WOJ as blog candy to 2 people. I love my spring collection and am looking forward to seeing the sumer collection too. There is a link to the pre order for the summer collection in my side bar.

Black & White + 1

It's Sunday so it must be time again for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
This week the challenge is to use Black and White and one other colour and of course you must have a stampedimage somewhere on your design.

This weeks sponsor is The Cutting Cafe

The prize is TWO items of the winners choice from The Cutting Cafe!

Please check out the creations from the rest of the DT. As usual there are some great creations.

Here is my card

DP: Bubblegum & Licorice Summertime Designs
Embellishments from stash
Medium: Copic makers

Friday, 17 April 2009

copic creations challenge #2

Over at Copic Creations this week, they have some tutorials for colouring jeans. Here is the card I have made using the soon to be realease love2shop image from Making Handmade Cards.

DP: Making Handmade Cards - Petal Patch
Image and sentiment : Making Handmade cards - Love 2 shop
Medium: Copic Markers - colourless blender, E000, E00, E57, E95, B34, Y15

Thursday, 16 April 2009

A few cards

I just wanted to share these card with you made from the soon to be realeased 'soccer n tech' papers from Making Handmade Cards. These papers are not available yet but you can have advanced notification of the release at there blog here.
This was so much fun to play with and as mens cards are always so difficult, it's an ideal solution

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Funky Fairy's challenge #12

Ok well this week since coming back from my easter break I have been really busy trying to catch up with my DT work but slowly getting back on top of it again.

It's time again for the Funky Fairy's Challenge and this week the challenge is a 'Recipe':
1 Image
2 Papers
3 Embelishments
As always, to be eligible to win a prize of a Funky Fairys download paper kit,
you must use at least one Funky Fairys product on your work,
and not combine challenges.
Check out the Inspiration Blog for some free downloads.

Pop over and take a look at the rest of the DT's projects they are great.

Ok so here is mine:

DP: Funky Fairy's Doodlementals
Image: Sugar Nellie
Ribbon from stash
medium, Copic sketch

Monday, 13 April 2009

Stamptacular For the Birds

I'm Sorry that I am a day late with thispost but we have been away for the weekend and I forgot to set the post up to show yesterday.
Well it's time for challenge 2 at Stamptacular Sunday challenge and tis week the challenge is "This is for the birds!"

For this challenge not only do you have to incorporate some sort of stamping on your project but you also must include at least one bird on your project as well. You are free to create whatever you'd like as long as you follow the challenge requirements!

I decided to make an easter basket for my project as it is easter,
Don't forget to check out the work from the rest of the DT as there are some wonderful projcts.
DP: Funky Fairy's Fluffy flowers
Image: Penny Black
medium: whisper pens

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Funky Fairy's challenge #11

Morning all. Well It's time again for the Funky fairy challenge and this week the Theme is 'Dare to be Square'.
All the DT had great fun with this challenge so why not pop over and see what they have created, thy realy are amazing.
For my creation this week I used the Funky fairy's Hope papers collection
The butterfly I glittered up a while ago and put it aside and forgot about it so not sure where i actually got it from, but it matches the hope paper i had chosen perfectly. I finished the card off with some gingham ribbon and square gems from my stash

Don't forget that f you haven't any funky fairys papers but still want to take part in the challenge you can always download some of the free papers from Funky fairy's inspirations blog
These papers really are wonderful and fun to play with.

Lets see some of you all joining us with the challenges

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Stamptacular New Beginnings

Yippee the first challenge is now up on Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

This week's challenge is: NEW BEGINNINGS

How appropriate, since this week is our new beginning. You are free to create any type of project that you choose as long as it is something for a New Beginning AND includes some type of stamping!
Also throughout the day we are also running Bonus fun challenges with chances of winning prizes so please stop by and join in, there are some great prizes on offer

As the theme of this weeks challenge is New Beginnings, I decided on a wedding card for my project.

CS: white, and silver hearts holographic
DP: pearlescent white and flowered velum(docrafts i think bu i found it in my scrap box)
Image: papercrafts 4 you
medium: pearly watercolours
ribbon and flower from stash
Inside sentiment produced on the computer

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

My first play with copic markers

Yippee I finally have some copic markers. Not many yet but i have finally been able to have a play. For months now i have been looking at tutorials in preparation for the arrival of the first few of them arriving.
Over the past couple of days i have played around colouringin numerous images and finally made this one into a card today and thought i would enter it for the first challenge on Copic Creations.

DP. Summertime Designs
Image: WOJ from spring collection
Copics used: E000, E00, E57, E95, B34, R46, Y15

Funky Fairy's challenge #10

It's that time of week again. Wow doesn't the week go fast. This week at Funky Fairy's the challenge is Green:
You can make anything you wish, and if you would like to be in with a chance of winning a fab Funky Fairys Papercrafts download kit, please make sure you use at least one FF product and only enter your work for THIS challenge, NO COMBINING!
And this week we have a special bonus prize for the winner too,
Lorraine is kindly donating her Post It Note Holder, plus a Parker Pen!!

Here is the project i have done for this weeks theme.
I have used the box template from cutting cafe for this box, and the papers are the free green downloads from Funky Fairy's Inspirations

Big News

The wait and the suspense is almost over! Only a few more days until the Debut of the Stamptacular Sunday Challenges begin.

It seems like forever since i entered for the cance to become part of the design team (and what a design team we have), and now the fun is just around the corner. We have tons of fun and unique challenges planned, and hope that our challenge blog becomes one of the most successful on the internet.

There is guaranteed to be a favorite challenge for everyone....all are welcome no matter what your creative level may be. The only stipulations to play along are that you MUST use some sort of stamping on every submission, and that they MUST be origionally designed just for our challenge.

It all begins on Sunday 5th April so please check us out at http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ and join us for our very first challenge! In honour of our new adventure we will also have lots of other fun and prizes going on throughout the day too! So, be sure to check back often to celebrate our 'New Beginning' and to be sure that you don't miss out on any of the activities.

Looking forward to you all taking part

Monday, 30 March 2009

cupcake challenge

Well this is my last cupcake challenge as a DT member, from now on I will be entering as a regular blogger.
This week we have a sketch to follow
And here is my card using another one of these lovely elves
DP and image:Bearly mine designs